4 Gift Ideas for the Creative Woman in Your Life

When you have a creative wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter or friend, the most popular electronics or the latest trend in clothing simply won’t do. You want to give gifts that celebrate how beautiful, artistic and one-of-a-kind she is. Surprise the creative woman in your life with one of these five gift ideas.

1. One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

Don’t walk to the nearest jewelry store and buy the first shiny thing you see; half the women in the country have access to the bland and typical jewelry you find in pricey jewelry shops. Instead, give her one-of-a-kind jewelry through one of these methods:

  • Make it yourself, if you think you have the skill and patience.
  • Shop at craft fairs for folksy handmade jewelry at cheap prices.
  • For a little bit extra chic, without the high price tags you would at a local jewelry shop, look for online shops with handmade jewelry by French designers. If it’s handmade, chances are there are very few in the world, or it could even be one-of-a-kind. Plus, France is a mecca worldwide for art.

2. Journal, Tablet or Netbook

The creative lady may write poetry or short stories in her free time, and inspiration doesn’t always strike when she’s comfortable at home in front of her computer desk. Give her something portable that will allow her to write wherever inspiration strikes, such as a tablet or netbook. If it’s out of your budget, a beautiful journal will do, so she can take notes and type them later.

3. Art Supplies

If the woman you love has talent for art, let your gifts nurture that talent. Give her blank canvases, paint, brushes, charcoal, sketchbooks, clay or colored pencils. If unsure about what medium she works best in, give her a gift card to an art supplies store.

4. Craft Kits and Materials

If the creative woman in your life can turn yarn into clothing or wire into necklaces, give her materials for her next craft creation. Showing her you appreciate her crafts and can recognize what materials she uses goes a long way when showing her you love her creative side.

But of course, if you think she’d rather do the shopping for materials herself, give her a gift card to her favorite craft store and include it with readymade clothing or jewelry such as Jewels Creator bracelets to give her the hint that you hope she makes some more crafts of her own.

Affordable Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value And Keep Cool

Increasing the value of your home and property is a common goal of home owners throughout the country. There are many complex variables that go into determining the value of your home. Among these variables are the condition of your home, amenities and style. These are the variables that you have direct control over. Other factors, such as your neighborhood and nearby properties, also come into play. This means that the best way to increase your home’s value is to ensure that the elements that you actually have control over are addressed and improved. This means that the most affordable ways to increase your home’s value are to renovate your home and repair any damage.

Home Improvement Projects to Increase Value

You don’t have to build an entirely new wing in order to increase the value of your home. Instead, you can simply complete a number of smaller projects that prospective future home buyers will appreciate. Home appraisers will also take these projects into account when projecting the value of your home. Below are some cheap projects you should consider undertaking:

  • Upgrade Your Staircase. While upgrading your staircase may seem like quite the investment, it is actually more affordable than it may seem. Begin your staircase renovation by doing some research online and brainstorm several designs for your future staircase. Once you have decided on a general design, you can even order your materials from that same website. Based on your level of experience, you may need to hire someone else to handle the actual construction of your new staircase. Otherwise, you will have all of the materials required to install your stairs.
  • Add a Hot Tub. Who doesn’t enjoy a dip in a hot tub? It’s a great way to relax at the end of the day, and something any prospective home buyer will appreciate it. Adding a hot tub to your home is actually a very affordable way to improve your home. As an added plus, you’ll be able to enjoy the hot tub until you decide to sell.
  • Invest in Expert Landscaping. The front yard is the first thing that most people notice about a property. Make sure that your front yard is expertly crafted and maintained. This will improve the property value of your home – and your neighbor’s properties.

 Invest Now in Home Renovation

While many people tend to view home renovations as an expense, start considering them as investments. You will reap the returns from your renovation when you decide to sell your property. You will also get to enjoy the improvements while you live in the house.

Of course making sure that your heating and air conditioning systems are in good working order is another way to make your home more appealing. No one wants to buy a house that doesn’t have a good heating and air condition system that is clean and working nicely. As hot as it gets around here in Arizona, no one would even consider moving into a house that isn’t nicely cooled off for the.

A good ac repair in Phoenix Az is Norris Air Inc. They can make sure that your heating and air conditioning won’t let you down when you need it most. It is best to take care of these needs when the weather isn’t being in an extreme mood. That is when a lot of people find out that they need a tech to come out and I can guarantee that that is when these good folks are the busiest and you might need to pay extra to get them to come out to your rescue. Spring and Fall are the best times to take care of these issues. Not when it is freezing outside or when the temperatures are in the 80’s, 90’s. or when they reach triple digits, as they can do in the middle of summer around here. It’s all in the timing, just like most things are. Something that I have had to learn the hard way and have finally figured out on my own.

Norris Air Inc has a great website. It is user friendly and easy to move around on, which is always a plus for so many folks these days. Not everyone is a wiz on the computer.

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Norris Air Inc



Burlington NC Car Insurance Options

The saying of “Mother Knows Best” is one that my mother has always taken to heart. I don’t know what I’d do without her or my father, in my life. I’m truly blessed that they are in pretty decent shape and health for their age, while so many of my friends and co workers are dealing with parents that are in poor heath, dead or dying. We all know that that day will come, not a day that any of us look forward to. We have to sit back, reflect and enjoy the time that the god lord has given us!

So with that said, my mother had suggested that I check out a few insurance companies that she had found had good reputations. I haven’t been happy with my insurance company but just haven’t been in the mood to look around and do the research that I would feel comfortable in doing before making a decision. It was totally cool that she took the initiative to do a lot of that for me.

I just sent her a text that I ended up purchasing burlington nc car insurance from here and that I wanted her to know how much I appreciated her taking out the time to do what she always has done and continues to do for me.

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North Carolina Insurance

Be Aware

A woman leaving a local gas station was approached by a woman asking frantically to use her phone to call for help, and then the woman tried to drive away with the phone. She actually ran over the poor woman who had tried to help. Here is what the police tell women in their safety class:

  • Don’t hand your cell phone to a person you don’t know. If someone needs to make an emergency call, you dial it, you talk to the person, and you keep the phone in your hands.
  • If someone you don’t know asks you for a ride, you don’t hand them the keys and let them drive. If someone threatens you and tries to carjack your car or abduct you, throw the keys away somewhere so far away that he has to leave you to look for them and you’ll have a chance to run away to get help, or if he can’t find them in tall grass of in a creek he has to leave you and the car behind.
  • If someone comes to your home and asks to use the phone, leave that person waiting outside while you make the call for them. Never let someone you don’t know into your house.

Good-hearted people are often the ones taken advantage of, robbed, stabbed, shot or now run over by people who may look like a person in distress but are really there to steal from you or harm you. Its OK to help other people, but you have to be smart about it and protect yourself while doing so. So sad that it has to be this way.

The Marching Band

It seems like there are still plenty of marching band products out there that are made by Fox. I remember when I did a short stint in our Junior High School Marching Band, Fox was a brand that we heard about and used a lot. I am looking for some Flip-Folders for marching bands to purchase for my cousin Rachael for Christmas. She is a Freshman in their local high school and it looks like she is totally into it and I would like to help nurture that aspect of her life, if and when possible.

It’s amazing all of the goodies that you can find online for musicians these days. I could spend hours and hours looking at them all, so many of them I really haven’t a clue as to what they are much less how to use them! Makes me feel old saying that, sigh…

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The High School Marching Band