Can you believe we are halfway through the year already? Before you know it, Christmas is fast approaching. The malls are almost always filled up with Christmas mad shoppers. I have not personally started my own since I am not even sure if my budget would fit to be able to buy gifts for my loved ones. I really hope I would have more budget and time to do my Christmas shopping. I do hope I get to find the perfect gifts for them! I am very much looking forward to wrapping gifts again!
Growing up, I would always look forward to wrapping gifts! I’m like my mom’s gift wrapping elf. I would make up different designs and folds and make sure that every wrapped gift has a personal touch. Packaging is everything to me. I would even come up with different designs for the ribbon. Picking up nice designs of wrapping paper and different colors of ribbon can really be fun. I know it’s so easy to just put your gift in gift bags or paper bags (and even shopping bags especially if it comes from a nice store) but a nicer presentation somehow gives more value to the gift. I love receiving and opening gifts. If it is beautifully wrapped, I somehow get excited more and it makes me appreciate the gift even more since I know that extra effort was made to wrap my gift.
Back in the olden days, when you say ‘flag,’ you immediately think of the country flag. There is a game common with the toddlers as Name That Flag. The toddler can joyously identify which country holds the flag pointed by the adult. Of course, the most joyous of all are the proud parents. When those kids grow up, try to ask them again. More often than not, they have forgotten.
Now, flags are used not only for national pride. It is also used for club affiliations, sports fan support, company exposure and even garage sales. The feather flags that line up a sidewalk toward the event location sets up the mood of the event especially in bright colors. The fluttering of the flags that are brought about the by the wind gives an optimistic aura.
You can have your custom flags made especially for your company. It gives awareness that your business exists. If you are into some advocacy, message flags will help others aware also. You can put something like the well-known “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” but can still catch the attention of others who are almost blind to the message due to overuse of other media. Since flags flutter with the wind, they move…that is when your eyes and attention are caught.
Since flags do not rip easily, you get a longer time your message gets displayed to curious eyes, especially if they are arrayed towards the doorstep of the house for sale, town event, club party, company thanksgiving, birthday party or an environment advocacy. You name it, there’s probably a flag apt for it.
The eyes in our neighborhood may be focused on the internet but it does not have to be a reason to kill your offline existence. Actually, you can enliven or give life anew to your offline business by flagging your suroundings as if yelling to your neighborhood that you exist. Curious as people are, you are more likely to be seen offline than online if you do that.
I have been reading up on office decorating ideas, mainly organization and developing your own filing system for a week now. I am determined to be able to develop my own organization system. My workstation is a little mess, but I seriously need to organize my shelves and throw away my files.
I tend to buy a lot of office organization stuff, yet I do not know how to efficiently use them.
Here are some tips for you:
Setting Up a Foolproof Filing System
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*Image above from Lauren Nelson’s sneak peek.
I am about to celebrate my 30th birthday next year and I can’t wait to start planning my birthday party decorations. As early as now, I am already thinking of how to celebrate my birthday. I know I’m too old for parties but I never get tired of organizing it every year. My friends are always excited when my birthday comes because each of my parties has always been a blast.
Money is not a problem for me whenever I plan and buy some party stuff for my birthday. I have been a big spender when it comes to this. But next year will be different. This time, I am going to spend less in my party. I’m sure my guests will be surprised when they find out about this. What made me suddenly change my usual plans is because I am going to give a big portion of my savings to an orphanage near our house. It’s about time that I share my blessings to those who are really in need.
I am now looking for a store that sells cheap party supplies. I have seen one but unfortunately the supplies that they are selling are not in good quality. I will probably ask help from my friends if they could help me think of alternative ways on how to make my party fun and memorable without spending too much.
I think that aside from the blackhead treatment I need to get for my face, I need to make sure that by next year, my office space is completely organized, not just face-deep. I need to really organize, categorize and get rid of clutter. For my peace of mind and to boost my productivity. Time is something I just need to have to accomplish these.
I have been looking for efficient but cute wall organizers for my workspace at home. I really do not have much choice on the space because we have such a small home. My files and books are scattered everywhere around the house. I would love for it to be in one area where I can look for them without almost losing my mind the I’d need residential rehab!
A friend whose father is a retired seaman has been talking about boats the other day. It seems that her father, after having spent years at sea, is now considering getting his own small boat that he can take on short trips to nearby islands. Since buying a brand new boat can be very expensive, he is thinking of buying a secondhand one or even building his own. He became even more interested in building his own or refurbishing a secondhand one when he saw the website of US Engines Inc. He thinks it’s where he could find a Marine engine or a Boat engine.
The company has been around since 1986 and they specialize on selling affordable and high quality rebuilt engines like Mercruiser engines. Their website provides adequate information for anyone who is planning to buy one of their engines. Even someone who does not know a lot about engines will find it easy to browse through their website and purchase an engine. They have highly qualified and experienced technicians who are always willing to help you with any of your concerns when it comes to boat engines. Since they also rebuild engines from customers, my friend’s dad is still considering getting a secondhand boat and just having its engine rebuilt. They are pretty excited about it and her dad is looking forward to quick fishing trips.