Thursday, January 10, 2019

Is it a Time of Year You Enjoy or Dread? Valentine's Day

 Valentine's Day

The holiday is said to have origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I, replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine's Day. It came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century.

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend claims that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today.

Valentines Day is typically celebrated in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Australia and the United states.

Did you know? Americans are expected to spend over $1 billion on cards, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

The exchange of hand-made Valentines has been popular by Americans since the early 1700’s.

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Despite some of the difficulties associated with Valentine's Day in schools, parents and teachers have continued to carry on the tradition for their children.

It can be hard for children to understand that we should love everyone and that there are different kinds of love. Making it clear Valentine's Day can be about other types of relationships is helpful. Love isn't equal in the world. We all love different people differently and that's okay, and acceptable.  I think that as long as Valentine's Day cards are portrayed more of a friendship or caring type of thing rather than love love, then I think that helps.

If you are one of the many people who dislike the holiday because perhaps you're currently single or recently went through a bad breakup. Here are some ideas to help pass the day:
     * Stay away from social media
* Treat yourself to a movie 
    * Treat yourself to a manicure
      * Take your mom out to dinner

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

January 2019 - Tips to Make Life a Little More Organized

"A time to say goodbye and a time to say hello. A time to bid farewell and a time to look forward. A time to let go and a time to learn new things, that is what happens when the New Year rings in." 
- Catherine Pulsifer

I've put together some simple tips to make life a little more organized.

Some might look at them as "resolutions" but I think it makes good sense, year round, to get a little more organized from time to time.

1. One in - two out rule!

This time of year is perfect for this rule.
For each new item you received as a gift or purchased for the home, find two things around the house that you don't use or need and get rid of it! This can apply to any time of the year but this time of year is great for reducing your holiday decorations and d├ęcor anything you didn't use this year, you probably won't use next year.

Remember to donate or create a yard sale bin - if you price them now, you just have to pull it out when you're ready to have the yard sale.

2. Labels

If you have a hard time getting family members to put things where they belong, labels are a great way to organize and help family members keep things organized.  Shelves, boxes and totes are great places to add labels. It makes it easier for putting things away and for finding them later.

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3. Schedule

To make organizing easier, especially for the kids helping out, make a schedule of when you do what:

Laundry is Thursday nights; bathrooms are Saturday mornings; trash is Tuesday nights etc.

Even if you get off track throughout the year, a posted schedule makes it easier to get back to it.

4. Make time for YOU!

If you find time to be good to yourself, you will benefit in all areas of your life. You are no good to family, friends and co-workers if you are run down. Make time for you as part of your "organizing".

“Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It's about listening to the needs of your soul and then honouring them.”
- Kristi Ling

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Simple Tips For Taking Pictures of Your Christmas Tree

Here area few simple tips for taking pictures of your Christmas Tree this Holiday Season.

There are two pieces of equipment, besides my Canon EOS 5D Mark II, that I always use when photographing a Christmas Tree: my tripod and my remote shutter release. If you don't have those, you can find a nice sturdy surface and camera timer, to take your shot.

First, turn your flash off - flash will be too overpowering. Simply keep your usual room lights on and turn on the tree lights for a warm ambient light image.

Next, it's important to use a tripod. Since you’re going to be using the ambient light in the room, you’ll need a slow shutter speed. Without a tripod, your shots will likely come out blurry.

Use a low ISO, around 100 or 200 to avoid grainy images.

Get in close, take some up close images of your favourite decorations and ornaments.

If possible use a remote / cable release, if you don’t have one, set the timer on your camera to avoid even the slightest movement of your camera. In low light, the shutter will open and close slowly and your image won’t be as crisp as it can be.

Get the family involved, before the kids are grown, and create some wonderful Christmas memories.

If you are new to photography, practice before the family is all around, to get lighting and composition ideas.

 Don't forget to include the family pet.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Importance of Having Quality Images on Your Website and Social Media Pages

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People often overlook their use of images on their site. Is the risk worth it? Users decide if they'll stay on a site within the first 10-20 seconds.


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 adding images to your website or Social Media accounts:

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    2. Images must be relevant to your content


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Friday, December 7, 2018

This New Year Help Your Business Save Time and Money

As we quickly approach the New Year it is often a time of reflection and introspection. We look back on a year of memories and inside ourselves to contemplate what impact we may have had on those memories. The beginning of a new year also brings with it a sense of refreshing and promise, along with new projects and to-do lists waiting to be completed.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

It’s December! Time for Tree Trimming, Christmas Mail Outs and Christmas Crafts.

It’s December!

Time for Tree Trimming, Christmas Mail Outs and Christmas Crafts.

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