Creating harmony through home and family and lifestyle hacks.
We can all agree that it is a good thing to live in a clean house. Often this is accomplished by hiring a house cleaning Vancouver service. To that end I have often heard it said that “cleanliness is next to godliness” and I am not quite sure what this phrase means. First of all, if cleanliness “is next to” godliness then what occupies the space of godliness. Does the phrase imply that godliness occupies the next space on a continuum of cleanliness such that “filthiness” is all the way on the left and “godliness” is all the way on the right and “cleanliness” is right next to “godliness”? If that were the case then godliness and filthiness would be degrees of the same thing. If true, what might that thing be?
This line of speculation borders on blasphemy. For one thing “godliness” with a lower case “g” is a quality and not a god in and of itself. Accordingly, to use the word “godliness” with a lower case “g” suggests a possibility of there being more than one god. If on the other hand we were to spell “godliness” with a capital “G” then it could be interpreted as implying that the one true God exists on a continuum with “filthiness”. Of course this will not do by and standards of decency.
It goes without saying that no house cleaning Vancouver service wants to be associated with blasphemy. Even if their personal beliefs on the matter were neutral it is quite probable that the personal beliefs of many of their customers are not neutral. Accordingly, said service would do well for themselves not to use the phrase “cleanliness is next to godliness” except within the privacy of their cleaning service headquarters safely out of earshot of any of their potential customers.Read More
The eighth project in the Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator manual is entitled “Get Comfortable With Visual Aids” and involves the use of visual aid to help the audience understand and remember the main thrust of the speech. The first objective for project number eight is for the speaker to select visual aids that are appropriate for the message he or she intends to convey to the audience. For example, if the speaker decides to give a speech on the topic of what the experience is like to actually join Scentsy as a sales consultant he or she may choose to employ various Scentsy products including but not limited to candle warmers or Scentsy bars.
The second objective to project number eight is for the speaker to use these selected visual aids correctly, with ease and confidence when delivering the speech. Because the time allotted for this particular speech is a mere five to seven minutes the speaker must deliver the speech and use the visual aids as efficiently as possible. On efficient and effective way the speaker might employ the use of visual aids is to pass around a Scentsy product so that the audience can actually take in the scent and appreciate it for themselves.
Not everyone can truly appreciate what it means to join Scentsy if they have never done that on their own. Accordingly a speaker who is attempting to faithfully describe this phenomenon accurately has their work cut out for them. This, of course, is both the true challenge as well as the true reward of project number eight in the Competent Communicator Manual. There are many factors that will work to determine whether or not the two objectives of the speech have been successfully achieved by any particular speaker. The most important factor in this determination is probably how comfortable the speaker is in using the visual aids he or she has selected to use.Read More
It is an interesting question to ask why we as a society place such a premium on the cleanliness of a person’s house. We tend to make a great deal of assumptions based on how messy their houses are. If we visit them and their house is a mess (for example) we may come to the conclusion that they are lazy, inconsiderate or otherwise deficient and based on this conclusion we may not trust them with valuable matters or seek to distance ourselves from them. It is human nature on a certain level. From the perspective of the home owner they may become embarrassed regarding the messy state of their living situation. They might feel anxious or stressed about not having made the proper preparations to make sure that their house was in a presentable state of affairs before having guests over.
A simple solution to this problem is to hire a housekeeping service Salt Lake City. We all know that there can be many reasons why a person might not be able to keep their home in tip top shape one hundred percent of the time. They might be busy or tired or any number of reasons may have gotten in the way. There is no reason for a homeowner to feel ashamed of the cleanliness of their house just because they cannot make the time to clean it themselves. Moreover there is no reason why a homeowner should suffer the judgment of potential guests who may not be in a position to know that there was a legitimate reason for the messy state of their home and that the reason has nothing to do with a moral failure on the part of the home owner.
The question really is why should a home owner put themselves through any of this undue stress when hiring a home cleaning Salt Lake City service can eliminate the whole unnecessary mental process.Read More
Oh water, thou destroyer of homes with your floods and your seepage. You soak into wood and rust away metal. What we work so hard to build up you mindlessly tear down without a second thought causing untold water damage Utah. Forgive me for personifying you who are so clearly not human. You are a force of nature and as such not only do you not possess a second thought, you never had a first thought to precede it.
What can be done in the face of such a mindless destroyer of all our works? Certainly we must take steps to avoid water damage Utah in the first place. For example, we must not build our dwelling places on a flood plane where we know water is want to travel. Certainly we must take steps to mitigate water damage one it happens by cleaning up the mess and drying the place out. Certainly we can purchase a separate flood insurance policy as we know well that home owner policies typically do not cover this contingency.
Our civilization is a proud one and we must strive to keep it from declining with all our hearts. Water cannot defeat us so long as we do not give in to it. Let the fire in our hearts continue to burn brightly. Never shall we let the forces of wetness douse this most precious flame. It is known that man’s life on this earth is fleeting and full of misery and yet we stubbornly persist and resist the forces which desire to break us. Perhaps many generations from now the light of vitality will grow dim and go out. But that time is not now and therefore we will stand proud in the face of the destructive power of water. Let it do its worst and when it is done we will build it up again.Read More
Soon after I made the decision to join Scentsy I came in contact with the Adored Scentsy Bar. According to the description of the Adored Scentsy Bar available on the www.dreams-unlimited.com website this product is, “[f]un, flirtatious, cherry black plum and a warm whiff of sandalwood [which together] spin a succulent springtime yarn.” I must admit that I whole heartedly agree with this product description. Upon taking in the vapors of the Adored Scentsy Bar for the first time I did indeed experience the elation that I believe the words “fun” and “flirtatious” allude to. Moreover, my olfactory senses did in fact take in the aroma of “cherry black plum” along with a very distinctive “whiff of sandalwood.”
Where this product description runs off the rails as far as I am concerned is in its last five words. These words of which I speak (or write to be accurate) are the ones which claim the Adored Scentsy Bar “spin[s] a succulent springtime yarn.” To my knowledge a “yarn” in this context should be taken to mean “story” as in, “he spins a good yarn” meaning “he tells a good story.” I suppose I can imagine how a scent can tell a good story in that the scent describes a scene or evokes a memory that can be associated with a story line. However, I have a hard time understanding how this springtime yarn spun by the Adored Scentsy Bar is “succulent.”
Don’t get me wrong. I understand that this product description was written by another person who made the decision to join Scentsy like me. I imagine they are sitting in a writing room with some other people tasked with the responsibility to devise hundreds of product descriptions for hundreds of Scentsy products. This description may have been the last one of the day written after his or her mind was spent. If this is the case then I can forgive the use of “succulent” to describe a “springtime yarn.”Read More
When you’re looking to have a destination wedding, you want to not just look for a place that you simply love but also a place you know your friends and family members will travel to. While you might just want a couple of people to join you on a small Pacific Island for that nuptials, if you are looking for something where you actually would like a large group of friends and family to come you want to pick someplace in which you know they will actually go. If you do not wish to limit yourself directly to the Salt Lake City area, there are plenty of outlying cities and resort communities you can look at out as well. Be sure you check out nearby Park City, as they have spectacular resort hotels that would be an ideal backdrop to your big day.
Additionally, be sure to check out wedding reception venue Salt Lake City to see what they’ve got for you. Whether you want your wedding in the woods on a warm summer day, or you are looking to get married in the middle of winter on the side of a snowy mountain resort, you can find options out there. There is so much natural beauty Salt Lake City in Utah that you are bound to find the exact outdoor wedding experience you need, whether it’s just for the ceremony or you want to also have the reception outdoors as well.
Planning a wedding involves a great deal of work. If you’re in the midst of doing so, then you already know how hectic it can be. Like most brides-to-be, you’re probably anxious to ensure that every last detail is perfect.
Wedding bouquets can be arranged in a number of different ways. Your local florist should be able to show you basic examples. For instance, if you are having your wedding during the summer, a hand-tied bouquet may be a good option. For a dramatic look, a cascading bouquet is always a smart choice. Over-the-arm bouquets, round bouquets and posy bouquets are additional options to consider.
This tip may not be very romantic, but it’s definitely practical. Staying within budget is something that most couples try to do when planning a wedding. Therefore, you could come up with a number that you’re willing to spend on flowers for your ceremony. Your florist should be able to present you with several options based on your pricing requirements.
Different flowers are typically used during different seasons. If you’re going to have a winter wedding, orchids, magnolias and snowdrops are all suitable choices. For spring weddings, daisies, peonies and tulips are lovely. Try myrtles, sunflowers or carnations for a fall wedding; roses, hydrangeas, jasmines and gardenias are suitable for summer ceremonies.
If having a colour-coordinated ceremony is imperative, your best bet is to select your wedding bouquet based on colour. There are plenty of great colour combinations to choose from, making it easy to find the bouquet that fits in perfectly with your colour scheme. Whether it is a classic selection such as cream, white or delicate ivory that you choose, or a more bright and loud colour – like yellow and orange – choosing a bouquet by colour is never a bad idea. However sometimes the colour you want is a more bold shade that, if used throughout, would cause it to be too overpowering. In this case using a blank canvas base colour like white with a bold accent can be just as effective.
For instance, a cream with red accent or a pale blue with dark blue accent can look very effective. An accent should not become too overused so it becomes all encompassing but should not be so sparingly used as to make the base colour your theme. A sash of a dress in the accent, three flowers in your bouquet (always an odd number) and other such light but frequent touches should do the trick.
If you’d really like to make a lasting impression on those who attend your wedding, selecting an especially fragrant bouquet is a smart move. There are several flowers that are prized for their incredible fragrances. Lilies-of-the-valley, hyacinths and roses are all tried-and-true options.Read More
Housekeeping service Salt Lake City provide a wide variety of benefits to customers who need or want to have someone else keep their homes neat and tidy. Most people find regular cleaning to be quite a chore and by outsourcing the housekeeping to a services company, they can be relieved of the time and the headache of dealing with these tasks on their own. Other people hire cleaning services simply because they do not have the time to take care of the cleaning on their own. These are two of the reasons for keeping the number of a cleaning service by the phone, but there are others as well.
Perhaps you are a small business owner with a growing business that takes all your time. Housekeeping services
can be a perfect solution to keeping your office clean and presentable to new customers. Professional cleaning services have a wider range of experience than most of us, so they will find it easier to tackle any unusual problems that come up. The large number of people coming into your office can bring a large number of problems. Stains of all varieties from food and drink that are brought in. And simply the amount of foot traffic that tracks onto your carpet or flooring can create a much wider range of cleaning problems than most of us are used to. In addition, your office may have flooring that you are not used to cleaning, and professional housekeeping services can easily take care of wood, tile, marble and concrete.
Speaking of floors, carpet cleaning can be a major benefit to hiring housekeeping services. While modern carpet is easier to keep clean these days, hiring out your housekeeping services ensures that you have the expertise to deal with any kind of stain or dirt that may be ground into that carpet. They will have professional equipment to deal with whatever cleaning needs to be done, from high-powered vacuums to steam cleaners. And remember, by having a regular housekeeping service on call, they are just a phone call away when any emergency cleaning services need to be done.
Back at home, housekeeping service Salt Lake City can provide cleaning on a regular basis that we don’t normally get to. Large furniture can be cleaned thoroughly, as well as be moved to get to those hard-reach places that
we might normally skip. The regular cleaning of the entire house can also reveal any maintenance services that may need attention. Sometimes the housekeeping service will provide minor maintenance as part of their house keeping. Other times they will know of handyman services that they use on a regular basis. It’s always better to have work in the home done by a trusted source. Your housekeeping services provider offers this benefit.
Finally, housekeeping services can be experts at cleaning all the windows in your home or business. Despite the common joke that “we don’t do windows”, many cleaning services actually will do your windows. This is one of the vital services for a business, as you want to present a clean appearance to the public walking by. But it is just as important for our own house, as we certainly want to present a clean appearance there as well. For this reason alone, housekeeping services can be a very good investment.Read More