I don't know how it happens, but Valentine's Day always seems to creep up on me. It's not like I don't know it's coming. It's just that I look at the calendar and it's February 2nd and then I blink and it's the 13th. The biggest problem? I always promise to host a Valentine's Day party, and every year I'm left scrambling for memorable favors. If this wild phenomenon seems to happen to you too, don't fret. Just check out - and try out - these 10 Valentine's party favors you wouldn't guess were so last-minute:
Candy-Free Valentine's Day Ideas with Printables
Keep the sweets out with these candy-free valentines.
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My Heart Beats for You
Make a CD of upbeat and classic love tunes to give away.
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This could probably be put together the morning of if need be.
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I don't know how it happens, but Valentine's Day always seems to creep up on me. It's not like I don't know it's coming. It's just that I look at the calendar and it's February 2nd and then I blink and it's the 13th. The biggest problem? I always promise to host a Valentine's Day party, and every year I'm left scrambling for memorable favors. If this wild phenomenon seems to happen to you too, don't fret. Just check out - and try out - these 10 Valentine's party favors you wouldn't guess were so last-minute:Read More »from 10 Last-Minute Valentine's Party Favors
From blush to bubblegum, these rooms prove that pink is fun, flattering, and not just for February 14th.Read More »from 10 Pink Rooms You'll Love
1. Girly Pink
In designer Melissa Rufty's New Orleans home, a pink scribble painting by Amanda Talley hangs on floral wallpaper in a girl's bedroom.
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2. Romantic Pink
The master bedroom in this Palm Beach home received a pink-and-white makeover by designer Gary McBournie. "It started with the fabric on the lampshade - a simple, soft shell pink and white linen print," he explains.
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3. Sunny Pink Dining
On the brick patio of a tiny California bungalow, designer Krista Ewart kept the mood fresh and playful to match the decor inside. A white 1960s lawn furniture set is perked up with a pink patterned tablecloth.
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4. Petite Pink Kitchen
The star of the kitchen is the cute pale pink Smeg fridge that Ewart chose. Other touches include pink curtains and artwork.
Romance doesn't have to be saved for February 14. Here, four interior designers show you how to do romantic decor in every room of your house.Read More »from 7 Easy Romantic Decorating Ideas
1. Arrange Just a Single Bloom
A large flower, like a magnolia, doesn't need any other adornments. It looks stunning all on its own, floating in a low Limoges bowl. (Tip: It's also less expensive to buy one statement-making flower than an entire bouquet.) Interior designer Hal Williamson chose the fragrant flower for his clients who live in New Orleans.
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2. Try a Little Toile
In the home's dining room, Louis XV chairs are upholstered in a toile called Louisiana Purchase. "Each chair depicts different iconic imagery," Hal Williamson says, including St. Louis Cathedral, plantations, and flatboats on the river. The upholstery doesn't match perfectly, but the chairs all still work together.
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3. Know that Blue can Be Romantic Too
There's no need to
Astrology.com Weekly: February 13-19, 2012Read More »from Astrology.Com Weekly: February 13-19, 2012
This is an unusually creative week as Mercury trines Saturn, enters Pisces and conjuncts Neptune -- all on the same day, February 13! Later in the week, on February 18, people in positions of authority help you as the Sun trines Saturn. Also on February 18, the Sun enters spiritual Pisces, when it's time to connect with your muse. Give your logical mind a rest and leave any strategizing and problem-solving for another week!
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About Peyman Pejman
Peyman PejmanPeyman Pejman is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience. He has worked with respected newspapers, news agencies and radio stations such as The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Cox Newspapers, The Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Pejman has extensive experience in the Middle East and the Arab world. His tenure in the Middle East has corresponded with important timelines in the region: the Iranian revolution, the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the Gulf Wars and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
In addition to his journalistic career, he has been a media and communications professor and a media consultant/advisor/trainer.Read More »from Guest Post from Peyman Pejman, Author of "Age of Intolerance"
I come from the world of non-fiction. I was a journalist most of my life so my writing was conditioned in a certain way. Stories -better known to me as "articles" - had three parts: Introduction, main body, conclusion! I religiously abided
10 entryway storage ideasA place for family members to take off their shoes and store their backpacks and other items makes a home so much more organized. Some homes may not have a space right by the door that is big enough for this. You can still find a place for those items.Read More »from Organized on Arrival: 10 Entryway Storage Ideas
Be creative. I took out a closet in my laundry room and added lockers to the inside of that space. A mudroom can be squeezed into almost any space in your home like entryways, hallways, closets, a pantry, an armoire, or even a corner in your hallway.
Here are 10 DIY ideas to help you get organized in your entryway!
Create a flip-up bench
1. Create a flip-up bench
Create a locker area with a bench that flips up to store shoes and hook on the wall.
Get the tutorial
Handy shelves on the wall
2. Handy shelves on the wall
Get little stuff in one, easily organized place with this idea. Don't limit organization to storage areas!
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Build a bench for your entryway out of old pallets
3. Build a bench for your entryway out of old pallets
Pallets can add a rustic
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Romantic movie-inspired home decor...'Tis the season for over-the-top romantic movies. And hallelujah! There is nothing more satisfying than sitting on the couch with the one you love and a fresh bowl of popcorn. Except maybe for the joy of swooning over the set design and pausing the movie to say to yourself, "OH MY GOSH WHERE CAN I FIND THAT SOFA!?"Read More »from Home Decor Inspired by Our Favorite Romantic Movies
Here are our favorite home decor picks inspired by romantic movies, and sources for those key pieces to recreate those rooms in your own home!
Out of Africa
Out of Africa
The ULTIMATE romantic movie, yes? I don't know what touched me more about this movie: the moving and tragic romance between Meryl Streep and Robert Redford or THAT AMAZING HOUSE! Recreating this set in my own home would be an absolute pleasure.
Related: How to decorate your home like your favorite Hollywood movie sets
Out of Africa - Wicker Chair
This amazing wicker arm chair is going to look so good next to your white linen and riding boots.
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Out of Africa - African Rug
This rug might just top the
Well only worked 1 month.Have put in 2 excellent job apps,people ready to hire me .BOOM sorry hired someone else.Am I being "blackballed" by previous job?something in my hostory they can see but I can't?? need to know
You know in your heart that special job you want for your own to advance your career, but it is seemingly out of your league. Stop. Think again. Ask yourself, "Is it truly out of my capability, or, with a stretch and helping hand will I be able to pull it off to my delight?"
With the right plan in place and acknowledgement of your want and do not want lists, it is very possible to turn the dream position above your head into your next employment opportunity. Envision yourself in the position. What will it feel and look like? How will it increase your stature? After all of your hard work of getting there, what will your rewards be?
You might begin interviewing for that special position now or begin putting a plan of action in place in order to get crystal clear on how to best go about obtaining the desired position.
Should you decide to plan ahead, the next step and working backwards will be to list the milestones needed to be achieved until you find yourself at presentRead More »from Interview Beyond Your Reach to Achieve Your Best
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