Just Some More Thoughts 8/1/13

For those of you who don't know or realize it, I have a Pinterest page with almost 10,500 images. All "eye candy" you would love to see. I post often there. Go visit it. I really don't like tooting my own horn but I will here: In just 6 short months, there are over 6,800 followers there, so you know the images are beautiful. Your choice. But if I were you, I wouldn't miss them. ;-)


Reading the news lately on the internet as we have no television to reference, I've wondered just how low, degrading our society can go. We are warned of this in scriptures but we don't take heed?? Hubs and I have decided to read scriptures more in the evening. It's easy to get out of the habit. For us, that's when we notice our lives get disruptive or out of sync. Then it'll hit us upside the head and we have to do a 180 to get back in sync. But we've noticed certainly from when we were kids, younger adults and middle-aged parents how bad it is getting.

The singer Justin Bieber should have his bottom whipped by his parents. What a brat. I know he's a teenager but surely his parents could step in. What's wrong with them? Are they blinded by the money he probably makes. Personally, I've never heard him "sing" or whatever it is he does. But he certainly is "trashy" as my parents would have said. He's certainly a poster boy for birth control if there ever was one! Bratty, degrading, stupid, malicious. And, no, I'm not serious about the birth control remark.
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How can the politicians who get caught doing degrading, immoral things say they're sorry AFTER getting caught?! That's not sorry for the act. That's sorry for getting caught. I'm very familiar with this as I'm a parent! Seeking 2 weeks of therapy as the San Diego (a city I've lived in and love) mayor has said just doesn't cut it. They all say they're going in for therapy after their behavior becomes public; why didn't they do it before that? Resign or throw the idiot out. He's had 5 women come forth with accusations against him and won't quit. His words: "My failure to respect women is unacceptable." But this was only after he got caught. And it's on video what he's done. He's a pervert plain and simple. And the other idiot "sexting" to women? What is the man thinking? How humiliating for his wife, especially after getting caught twice. My heart goes out to her especially. This is for either political party. Morality is having good morals, not a political party.
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Unwed mothers. I pity them, really feel sorry for them because our daughter was a single mom quite young after divorcing her hubby. It isn't an easy road for them or their children. I'd love to see them married with fathers in the home. It makes all the difference in the world to the kids to have a loving family, a father who loves, respects and cares for their mother. I've even seen articles where living together with a man and the woman calls him her fiancé and that's after years of living together. Honey, if he hasn't married you before now, he ain't ever gonna!

This discussion came up before hubs and I got married. While a man will say, "I love you; let's have sex/live together and get to know each other." My answer to the man would be, "If you love me, you wouldn't even ask." Stops them dead in their tracks right there.
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Why in the world would some races kill their unborn? That was Margaret Sanger's reason for birth control. It certainly looks like it's working but how sad at the cost of a beautiful race of society and gorgeous children. There will be a price to pay in the next life, trust me on this one. It saddens me to see any child wretched from its mother's womb. Sad for the baby certainly, but it does to take its toll on the mother's psyche. (Personal experience with a loved one confirms this.) I pray for goodness to overtake evil on a regular basis. But evil is winning at this moment in time. But I have faith that it won't win the final battle. In fact, I know it won't win in the end.


Another story out of New Zealand tells of a man, a chef still working, being deported because of his weight. He immigrated there 6 years ago and, although he has lost 66 pounds, he is still overweight, so at the beginning of May they told him they're throwing him and his wife out of their home and the country because the national health service says he's too "costly" to have on their health care system. He was told his weight is not acceptable. So what do they do with the citizens who live there who become overweight? Boggles the mind.
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Okay, I'm off my ranting for today. Sorry, if anyone is offended, but it is my blog to rant sometimes if I want, which is rare.
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Yes, I love this living room. It's very original and colorful.


I just don't get the "falling apart walls" syndrome going around. Tacky, in my opinion.


You just can't have too many roses.


Love this lampshade also. If only I could paint.


Cute way to display items.


This is a swing that can be hung by ropes on a porch, put legs on it or can be a dog bed. I don't think I'd give a dog this though.


A cute assortment of teacups, pots and bottles on a pink and gold table.


Yes, I'd take this chair in a heart beat also.


Lovely! Look at the lampshade. Adorable.


And, of course, you can't have too many chandeliers in your home.


Sighing with delight. What a place off the dining room.


Another darling cabinet to store things in.


Loving this chair with all the different fabrics.


I think this blue kitchen is one of the prettiest I've ever seen.


This looks suspiciously like a Charles Faudree sun room design. I absolutely love his work.
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Tidbits: 

More good news from nature: Flies spend 10% of their time vomiting.

One acre of peanuts produces enough peanut butter for 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
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Linking up with Pink Saturday.

Canopy

Canopy

If you are looking for canopy and are interested in building your own, let us provide you with some helpful tips. There are many different types of canopies on the market today. Choosing a pre-built canopy can be a daunting task. Browsing information on party tents, canopies and portable garages from one website to another is time consuming and at the end of it all, do you really know the differences between all the products being sold? This article will provide you with some of the answers to your canopy questions as well as explain how you can build your own canopy.

Canopy

Canopy

Canopy

The first step in buying or building a canopy is to decide what diameter tubing is appropriate for the canopy size you are interested in. The frame diameter is probably the most important factor in any canopy decision. Do Not Be Fooled By Low Prices! Just because you see party tents, canopies or portable garages that are marked at an unbelievably low price does not mean it is a good purchase. A good general guideline for appropriate frame diameter is the following. Canopy frames that have dimensions of 18' W x 20' L or less should have a minimum pipe diameter of 1-3/8" and be made preferably out of galvanized steel. For canopy frames that have dimensions of 20' W x 20' L a minimum pipe diameter of 1-5/8" or more should be required. Pipe Gauge is another important factor when determining the frame size and diameter. Pipe Gauge is the thickness of the pipe wall and is a key element in determining how sturdy the canopy will be. Canopy frames that use pipe with a gauge higher than 18 should be avoided at all times. When dealing with tubing remember that as the number increases the pipe wall thickness decreases. A 24-gauge pipe is much thinner than an 18-gauge pipe. If the pipe wall thickness is too thin there is a greater likelihood that the canopy will collapse the first windstorm you encounter.

Canopy

Canopy

The second step in buying or building a canopy is to decide on the desired angle. The three main styles of canopies on the market today include the Flat Roof, the Low Peak and the High Peak. The most common of the three is the High Peak angle or A-Frame. The Flat Roof canopy features a 90-degree angle and is good for short-term shade protection or one day events such as flea markets. The Flat Roof canopy is not the best choice if you are looking for long-term coverage or all season protection. Although the Flat Roof canopy is highly functional, the flat top shape is not ideal for rain or snow. Since there is no angle to the roof, rain and snow can build up on the surface and cause collapse. For regions with fair weather and non-existent snowfall, the Low Peak style is a nice choice. The Low Peak canopy features a 110-degree angle and is considered a shallow pitch. The slight angle provides some shape for rain to run off but is still better suited for environments without severe, year round weather. However, the Low Peak canopy is ideal for neighborhoods that do not allow objects to show above the fence line. The High Peak angle is the most popular style for canopies and features a high angle 120-degree pitch. The High Pitch design is ideal for the shedding of snow and water. The steep angle prevents snow and water from building up on the canopy frame. The result is a sturdy all weather canopy frame that will last season after season.

Canopy

Canopy

Canopy

On Order in Our Homes

For those of you who don't know or realize it, I have a Pinterest page with over 10,400 images. All "eye candy" you would love to see. I post often there. Go visit it. I don't really like tooting my own horn but I will here: In just 6 short months, there are over 6,600 followers there so you know the images are beautiful. Your choice. But if I were you, I wouldn't miss them. ;-)
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As Alexandra Stoddard says: Everything in our surroundings speaks for us, and if we accept living with a vulgar design we must pay for it. Caring about aesthetics increases your sensitivity. The more we care about the small details, the more in tune to beauty we become, and the more we realize how seemingly insignificant items affect us. You discover that by taking care of every inch of your surroundings you let your eyes wander and not be caught short. We're free to open up to all there is in our surroundings. I get enormous pleasure and comfort from orderly, harmonious, attractive surroundings, and I feel unhappy and disturbed when things are out of place, out of scale or in bad taste. Let your eye be the judge. Train yourself to see things with caring perception. [This is me in a nutshell as I'm obsessive and compulsive about order.]
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I've been buying sparkly lemonade in pretty bottles simply to have the bottles and the stoppers that come with them. I love pretty bottles to put in fizzy lemonade to drink out of stemmed glasses. We drink out of our stemware/crystal glasses a lot. It gives me a feeling of elegance that I love, plus hubby is the first one to grab the glasses so I know he likes the romantic, elegant feeling also. Men do have that side of them, ya know. ;-)
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She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.
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Just a yummy room for a photo shoot but I'd have to paint those walls for sure!


Huge lovely old home .


Lots of plant elements here. Maybe it's a store but I sure do like the wall hangers and tables.


A dreamy bedroom that is very close to my own.


Wouldn't you just love this on your front porch?!


Bouquets of gorgeous pink roses and tulips.


There are times when I love the quaintness of old kitchens and this is one I definitely like.


Perfection.


Beautiful brick-paved walkway and a bench among garden flowers.


This looks like such a fun room!


Pretty cobbled street in a foreign country. Love how their hydrangeas are growing on the street.


I can't resist pretty table settings with lace and flowers.


A crafter's room? Lovely.


A store with a gorgeous headboard for sale.


This woman is definitely bold with her home. Lovin' the blue stripes and the candy colors of the room.
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Tidbit:

The world's windiest place is Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. Winds regularly exceed 150 miles per hour.
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Cabin Life: Dreams on Paper: Hawk's Nest

August's issue of Cabin Life magazine features a cute little chalet we designed called Hawk's Nest.  It takes advantage of great views with only a small footprint, perfect for lots with mountainous terrain.  Check out the feature, rendering and floor plans in Cabin Life's Dreams on Paper section...

For ease of reading, please click here to view the full article on our website.

Architectural Canopy

Architectural Canopy

Most of the modern skyscrapers that we see do not sport architectural metal canopies unlike most of the smaller buildings and structures do. A canopy is considered to be an important element in the outdoor structure of a building because it protects it from the elements including the sun and rain. It also helps cool down the place without the need for a powerful air conditioning system to be installed inside.

Architectural Canopy

Architectural Canopy

Available Materials to be used of Architectural metal canopies
Metal canopies are considered to be durable in comparison to the other materials that are also used for canopies. They last longer compared to wood and canvass. It also needs less maintenance.

There are several kinds of architectural metal canopies that you can choose from. One is made of Iron or steel. Although this material is heavier than the other materials, it is sturdy and durable. However its weight is also the reason why it has a limited use. You will see a lot of wrought iron awnings, which completes the look of classic and old style buildings that are

Architectural Canopy

Architectural Canopy

If you are looking for a more lightweight material for a design that needs architectural metal canopies then you can consider getting one that is made of Aluminum. Metal canopies made of aluminum are more common because it is more affordable. The problem with aluminum canopies is that it is not the best looking one on the block. You would have to add more details like paint it with the color that matches the building in order to make it look more pleasing. The only concern when you paint it is that it tends to chip and flake off especially when the weather gets too hot.

If you are looking for the right balance of durability and style then you can consider using copper for your architectural metal canopies. Copper canopies actually get better with age since the color of it changes depending on the season. Also, this material is also the one that needs the least maintenance making a real value for money.

Architectural Canopy

Architectural Canopy

Architectural Canopy

Architectural Canopy

Architectural Canopy

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