Applying Minimalism in Your Life

If you want to live simply, then you would love to have a minimalist lifestyle. Minimalism is abhors anything about excessiveness. A minimalist would want to get the most out of something without having to use much. Simplicity is the key when it comes to minimalism (click here). This means to achieve something by eliminating unnecessary things from one’s life.

Minimalism is applied to a lot of aspects in one’s life. This may be with the possession that he has or the commitments that he makes. Many would think that minimalists are lazy because they remove a lot of tasks from their day to day living. However, this is anything but true. Minimalists become more productive because they reduce their commitments. They are able to focus on what is more important to do rather than be distracted about a lot of things. As they are able to focus on one thing at a time, they get things done quicker and live a fun and fulfilling life. Minimalism offers more productivity by removing all distractions.

You may wonder if the standard of living is lowered if you do not possess a lot of things. The answer is a big NO. You will not have a messy life if you do not have the most expensive or the latest things. The quality of your life is improved if you have fewer but with high quality things. You will be able to enjoy these things for a longer time. You will not have to deal with things which may be cheap but does not offer utmost quality.

Minimalism means living simply; living without all kinds of clutter. I hope this blog has enlightened you about minimalism. Please visit our site if you would like to get more ideas about minimalism and other topics that focus on improving your way of life.

Writing Your Own Romantic Lines is Better

Originality is still very much preferable to imitation. Everybody is aware of that, and that actually goes beyond anything that is practical or simple. When you talk about the things that you really want, the things that you really prefer, then it is clear that being original is close to the top of your list. To provide a good enough example, whenever we want to purchase products or engage some service, our first priority is to get that of the original. That is so innate within each of us, and it seems so natural for us to feel that way.

That is also the way I feel when it comes to romance. In order for you to win the love and affection of that person that you have been pursuing persistently, you got to show some originality. That way, she would be able to appreciate your words and actions much better. All the effort that you would be putting behind every word and every gesture would be received in a better way. So in my case, I always come up with my very own romantic pick up lines, rather than use any old and popular ones. Making use of a line of your own creation will at least seen like a pleasant surprise to you e loved one.

As far as I see it, it would make love seem more fresh and exciting. Despite some people experiencing the contrary, love would be romantic and have a fairy tale like air about it, if you infuse some originality with your lines. That’s because you know the effort that you’ve put behind it, and you want to be rewarded accordingly. The experience of a friend is quite contrary to that, and is now even looking to join up a pregnant women dating site, just to forget the romantic mishap that she has experienced.

Finding the best high chairs for both mom and baby

Your baby may now be six months. He is now ready to be introduced with some solid food items and join the fun while you are having meals. One thing may surely come handy; high chair. Feeding your baby or yourself will not be difficult because you would not have to hold him on one lap anymore. To make your baby comfortable and safe while on the road, you can also buy a high chair made especially for traveling purposes. These are convertible for feeding when mealtime comes.

Feeding time may be difficult, that is why high chairs were made for babies and mommies as well. Although mommies probably prefer the tub chair for relaxation. Earlier versions of high chairs were actually made from wood. Due to their durability, these kinds of high chairs were passed on from one baby to another. You can also clean these easily. These have cushions which are removable so that you can clean them easily. Modern day high chairs are now made from hard plastics. The legs are made from metal for stability. Since plastic materials are easier to wash off, you do not have to worry about hard stains.

Four long legs are featured in a regular high chair. A soft seat is placed on top where your baby will sit. It has a wide array of protective gears such as cushioned armrests, seat and backrests, a wide tray for the food and lots of belts and straps. Reclining backrests can be a feature of some high chairs. There is no need for you to remove your baby if your baby dozes off during his eating spree. You would not have to hold your baby during the course of your trip either. Aside from that, you can fall asleep without any worry about the safety of your baby. Armrests are where your babies would place his arms on. This will also keep your baby from sliding off his chair, an added safety feature. In order to secure your baby fully from any untoward incidents, belts and straps are to be used. Just check it first for easiness in removal but has the strength in holding your baby in place.

There are lots of high chairs to choose from these days. Aside from the style and its color, be sure to check several things. A high chair has to have a good balance even if your baby would move a lot; it has smooth edges, easy to clean and durable. Be sure also that it is easy to keep and would keep the baby safe, without the risk of slipping off even if you are not around.

Can You Make Money Blogging?

Can you make money blogging? Short answer is yes! Ever since I put my link up there on the right side about “Make Money Online” I’ve had a ton of readers ask me a whole bunch of questions about it. And the most common question I get is, can you really make money blogging? And the answer to that as I said earlier is yes. I’m going to give you an overview of the program that I recommend through my “Make Money Online” link.

Most of my blog has been about how to earn money online without paying. And that was how I first got started making money online too. You can read all about that in my other posts. The only problem with that system is that you have to keep working or logging in everyday to make money. But as I’ve mentioned you can earn money online instantly with that method, and you earn money online without paying any fees. I still do these offers and I’m still earning around a grand or two per month by doing it. But it takes a good bunch of hours each day to do that. And as I looked around I also wanted to know if you can make money blogging, and I found out about this program.

Now I’m going to be honest with you. You can make money blogging but it is going to take a while. If you need money today, then I’d click on that box and head on over there to start reviewing offers. Or better yet, do both. That’s what I’m doing. Okay, let me answer your question “Can you make money blogging?” in more detail.

You can, but it will take a couple of months to see any income of interest. I’ve been following this program for about 6 months now and I’ll make just over $200 this month from my blogs. The good thing is, is that this is relatively passive income. I don’t have to do very much every day to make sure I keep improving my earnings. Last month I made $100 and the month before that I made $50 so I’ve been doubling my income for 3 months in a row.

So if you’re interested in how do websites make money then this program will show you. The guys who are coaching us have been doing this very successfully since 2007 and are both six figure earners per year. This is very legitimate but it does require some work and patience. They have a goal to help 1000 or more of their students earn $1000 or more per month within a year. And I’m well on my way to achieving that. I know that I’ll be making at least $1000 per month from my websites by next summer which is when I reach my one year mark.

So if you’ve been asking yourself “how can I make money with my website?” this course will teach you exactly how to do that. Let me tell you what the costs are so you are informed right up front.

The key of this program is to make money writing blogs. For the first 30 days you get free and full access to the program to check it out and see if it is for you. These guys really stand behind their program and I know of no other make money blogging program out there that gives you a FREE 30 day trial. Then after the FREE 30 day trial, if you still want to continue with the program then it is a monthly membership fee of only $33. I’ll be honest with you, the 3 key tools that you get there that help you create backlinks, find keywords and track your progress are easily worth hundreds of dollars per month.

The only other costs you’ll need will be a one time yearly fee for a domain which will be $10 or less. I use Name Cheap because as their name suggests they are cheap and I’ve never had a problem with them. You will also need to host your website with a web hosting service. I like Hostgator because they are always very helpful, they have excellent customer service and they are very well priced. Hosting will cost you around $10 per month, cheaper if you pay for a year upfront. I’d recommend you get their “Baby Plan” as you will be able to host a bunch of website on that plan. And you’ll probably end up with a few websites as time goes by.

Okay, so all in you’re looking at a one time yearly fee of $10 for a domain + $33 monthly (after the first FREE month) for the make money blogging course + $10 monthly for hosting = $43 a month to build a business that only requires about an hour or two of your time every day.

Now as I said, it’ll take a few months to start seeing a bit of money come in. At the 3 month mark I made $50 for the month, so my income since the 3 month mark has been paying for all my expenses since then. Plus I’m earning more and more every month and I only spend between an hour or two per day on it, except for Sundays which is my day off from any internet activities. Now your results will likely be different. But if you can be patient and are willing to put in the work you’ll see tremendous results over time.

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And lastly, have fun blogging for money, and remember that this a marathon and not a sprint. Remember Aesop’s tale of the tortoise and the  hare. If you be the tortoise you’ll have great success.

Home Based Typing Jobs – Some Options

Hello again, last time we were talking about working from home and how to avoid those work from home scams. Today I want to let you know about home based typing jobs that actually work and how I make most of my money working from home.

Now as you know, I spent a year trying to find some reasonable work from home opportunities, and I bet you I spent over a thousand dollars trying different programs. Really, that should be work from home scams that I spent my money on. I’m upset about having spent a thousand dollars, but I’m more upset about the year I spent trying to find a legitimate work at home job. But I finally did, and I actually found a few and there is one in particular that I am using right now to make most of my money.

So let me just let you know that yes, there are real work at home jobs out there that you can find and make living from doing. I don’t think you’ll be able to get rich, but like I said, I’ve been able to make $500 a day on a couple of occasions. Now that was rare but it is doable.

This year, my money from home should be between $35k and $40k. Which is more than I made when I worked my last office job. And the great thing is, I get to spend time with my kids and I only put in between 25 and 30 hours a week to do that.

The kind of work I’m doing in order to earn this money are home based typing jobs that you could easily do. All you need is a computer and internet. And you don’t have to be a web tech savvy kind of person. There is no need to build websites or any of that kind of stuff.

If you can surf the net, reply to emails and that sort of thing, you can earn money from home with the kind of home based typing jobs that I’m talking about. Just remember that whatever it is you’re looking at doing from home that if it sounds too good to be true, then usually it is.

One of the first work from home businesses I tried, and actually it turned out to be a scam was stuffing envelopes. Looking back now, I can’t believe that I actually thought it would be a legitimate work from home job. I guess I was naive and we can all fall for that kind of thing once in a while.

So my best tip is to think about what it is you’ll actually be doing. For example, they have machines that stuff envelopes, so why would a company pay you to stuff envelopes when it is cheaper and more expedient to have a machine do it?

Home based typing jobs are the best kinds because machines can’t type and make sense of language like we can. So my next post will be about how I make money from home with home based typing jobs. And the best part about all of this is that I only get paid on results. That was one of the key reasons why I knew it was legitimate. These real work from home jobs are based on results which can actually be measured.

September 2011 Update:
Since I origingally wrote this post more than a year ago now, I’ve started to see great success with my own blogs that I have that I’m writing on and earning money. It takes longer this way, but the rewards are worth it. I know longer respond to surveys and that type of stuff that I did in the beginning. It is still a good way to make some quick cash if you need some money now, but over 90% of my money now is made through blogging, that is why I am now recommending The Keyword Academy almost exclusively. It’s not a scam but it’ll take you about a year to build a good income of around $1k or more per month. Some folks have managed to make over 6 figures a year with this program. I have not been that lucky, but I’ll be making $30k to $40k this year, perhaps more if Christmas is good to me.

Sheet Metal Welding – Tips and Techniques

Guys, I want to finish up the last post on sheet metal welding tips. I ran out of space in that one, so I want to finish it up before I move onto some techniques to perfecting the weld. Now these sheet metal welding tips are mostly safety related. I know a lot of you will roll your eyes, but guys seriously, this stuff is important. I know us welders overlook this stuff, but it is always good to keep this stuff in mind when TIG welding pipe or whatever other welding we’re doing.

I’ve seen guys do this. Blow themselves off with oxygen from their cutting torch. This is so dangerous, guys just aren’t thinking when they’re doing it. You might as well be dousing yourself with gasoline. So what if you have some metal filings or other things stuck to your clothes. Brush them off if you must. But to potentially set yourself up as a human torch is insanity.

When MIG welding or doing any welding for that matter, make sure you keep your pockets empty. At the very least, make sure that you don’t have any matches or lighters in your pockets. This is just asking for trouble. I’ve never actually heard of someone burning themselves this way, but all it takes is a little inert gas leak, a little spark and you’ve set yourself up for a nasty burn or more.

Lastly, don’t use your oxygen tank to fill up your tires. This a really bad idea. Oxygen can explode, build up heat and is jut not meant to be in tires. Make sure you always have a spare so that you are never tempted.

Okay let’s get to some real sheet metal welding techniques. I want to give you a couple of tips on making a great weld with metal inert gas welding or MIG welding. As most of you know the biggest problems with sheet metal welding especially when MIG welding thin sheet metal is not burning through the metal while creating a strong weld, and also watching for warping and the presentation of a nice clean weld.

So when sheet metal welding use the thinnest wire possible. This will help in keeping the temperature down and giving you better control over the weld. A good rule of thumb is to use a wire of .023 inches in diameter when sheet metal welding a metal that is .04 inches thick or less. Sheet metal thicker than .04 inches can be welded with wire of .030 inches in diameter.

When sheet metal welding try and use the highest possible argon shielding gas. Argon carries less heat than carbon dioxide and this will dramatically reduce the metal spatter which can leave an ugly weld.

This sheet metal welding tip especially for sheet metal MIG welding will sound counter intuitive, but try it, it works. Keep the arc in the middle of the puddle to protect the base metal from the full brunt of the arc’s heat. This is not common practice but will yield very nice and clean welds.

In arc welding sheet metal, weld in a straight line as fast as possible while maintaining a good bead profile. In sheet metal welding, weaving or whipping the torch will not create a clean weld and will cause undue heat stress on the base metal.

The last technique to use for a great sheet metal weld is to use skip welding. This is a great technique not just for sheet metal welding but other welding jobs too. The idea here is to weld 1 inch at a time and skip ahead 5 inches along the complete length of the sheet metal welding job. This helps maintain even heat along the complete weld profile and will set you up for a very nice clean and smooth weld.

Drop Ship Company – Understanding the Basics

Hello friends, and welcome to my first post about a drop ship company. I’ll try and give you some insight on what a drop ship company is and how you can best make use of dropshippers generally and Ebay dropshippers in particular. I’m an Ebay powerseller so that’s where I make most use of wholesale drop ship companies. Though I must confess that I’ll be starting my own storefront soon to see how that goes. I think there’s some good money to be made in that if you know what you’re doing and you have the right niche.

But let’s get to the basics of what a drop ship company is. Basically a drop ship company is a company that will ship or mail products on your behalf. So let’s walk through an example. On Ebay for example, let’s say I’m selling candelabras. I’m not, that’s not my niche, but it’ll work as an example. I probably have 5 or 6 different candelabras that I sell. A customer comes by and places a bid or buys it now from my Ebay listing and as soon as the money hits my PayPal account I get a notification. I then send my drop ship company or wholesale dropshipper a message with the mailing address and name of my customer and the candelabra they bought. I pay my drop shipper and they mail off the candelabra to my customer under my Ebay name.

It really is that simple. The trick is that you need to find the best and most reliable drop ship companies out there. That’s where it pays to use a service, like the one that I recommend. There is a small fee for this, but it is well worth it in order to find a reliable and inexpensive drop ship company.

Remember, the dropshipper is invisible to your customer, so if they mess up, your name and image is at stake. One of the first things to look at in a drop ship company is can you make a profit on their prices they charge you. In my candelabra example. If my online dropshipper is charging me $20 for the candelabra then I need to make sure that I can get at least $25 from my customer for it.

I like to make sure I can increase the price by at least 20% to 30% from what my drop ship company is charging me. This is just a ballpark, but you need to make it worth your while.

Calgary Foreclosures – The Smart Way to Invest in Real Estate

Investing in Calgary foreclosures has to be one of the best things that Joan and I did in the last 10 years or so that we’ve been investing in Calgary properties for sale. We came into investing in Calgary bank foreclosures purely by accident. And what a happy accident it has turned out to be. If you’ve been following my blog so far you know that along with my wife, I’ve been investing in the Calgary real estate market for about a decade.

You’ll also know that those first 5 years I thought I was a real estate investing guru. House prices in Calgary were just continuing to go up. You practically just looked at a house in Calgary admiringly and you could sell it the next day for a profit. We were on track to retire at 55 in a mansion… or so we thought.

Then as you know, the economy took a nosedive about 2 years ago. I was finding it hard to find good prices, and finding it hard to justify buying Calgary homes for sale that were, in hindsight, ridiculously priced. But I did it anyway and I got bitten. A few houses were bought and we started drowning in them almost as soon as we signed on the dotted line.

We sold a couple for losses. One for a loss of $10k and the other for a loss of around $20k. A third we’re trying to nurse back to life. This took the wind out of my investing in Calgary real estate enthusiasm. So we decided to take some time off from buying properties. It didn’t last long because we had a friend convince us of the beauty of investing in Calgary foreclosure properties. And boy did this turn us around.

There’s a guy in Vancouver who has developed this terrific course and program on helping you find bank foreclosures in Calgary, or Vancouver or Edmonton. It is a brilliant set up he’s developed and it’s put us firmly back into the investing game.

Aiden is his name. A very unassuming young man who has done extremely well in investing in real estate foreclosures. I’d highly encourage you to have a look at his program. In our first Calgary house foreclosures investment through his program, we made well over ten times our investment in his program.

Every week you get Calgary foreclosure listings that are oftentimes dozens and dozens of great Calgary homes for sale. Along with this is a complete course on how to go about investing in Calgary foreclosures. Our friend who introduced us to foreclosure homes in Calgary is making an absolute killing. We’re doing okay too. In the almost 2 years we’ve been doing this now, we’ve managed to make around $50k selling 2 Calgary foreclosure properties that we had previously bought.

The great thing with Aiden’s program is that the Calgary foreclosure list is city wide. So it doesn’t matter which part of the city you live in, you’ll have your pick of Calgary foreclosures. In fact Joan and I don’t imagine investing in Calgary properties any other way than through Calgary foreclosure sales from now on.

Warm regards,


Lose Inner Thigh Fat – I Finally Did It!

Hi ladies and hopefully gentlemen, I’m going to tell you my story of how I was able to lose inner thigh fat in just under 3 months while also loosing just over 30 pounds of total fat. Yay for me! Like most of you I struggled for years with my weight. If you’ve had a boo at my blog so far, you’ll know that I was a swimmer during high school and kept myself pretty fit. I even played a bit of volleyball too. I was never super good, but it was fun and it kept me slim.

But after I left high school and went to college where I met my hubby Steve it all fell apart. So by the time I finished university I was well on my way to being 30 pounds and more overweight. Then came my career which took up a lot of my time and along with that came poor eating choices. I know, it all just compounded on me.

Then one night when I was getting ready to be intimate with my hubby I looked in the bathroom mirror and I was so depressed with what I saw. No wonder I always kept the lights off when we went to bed. My thighs were fat, my arms were fat, my tummy was fat and I hated the cellulite I saw. Oh my god, I was so depressed then. But in hindsight I guess it was the wake up I needed to lose inner thigh fat.

I tried exercises to lose inner thigh fat which didn’t work but just made my legs feel wobbly. I tried programs that promised to tell me how to lose inner thigh fat fast, which also doesn’t work by the way. I was practically trying all the ways to lose inner thigh fat I could find. I starved myself… that worked until I had to eat again!! And then did my body make up for having been starved. I reached my heaviest weight then. And I was just about to give up on how to lose inner thigh fat until I came across this great free trial of acai.

I had heard good things about it, that it was some sort of miracle from the Amazon jungle that helps you lose inner thigh fat and fat overall. So I sent off for my free trial and then bought some more for 30 days, because they had a 30 day money back guarantee. So I figured if I couldn’t lose fat on inner thigh and elsewhere in 30 days I’d get my money back. And it worked. I weighed myself after 3 weeks and noticed I had lost just about 10 pounds.

I was sold. But I’ve been told by some of my girlfriends that not all acai products are the same. You have to make sure it uses 100% pure acai berry which this one does. Some of them use a small amount of acai and pack fillers into the rest of it.

But this acai supplement works like it said it would. However, you won’t lose inner thigh fat fast. I guess we all want that, but really it took me years to put on the weight, so if I was to be realistic I’d have to give myself at least some months to lose the weight. And it did, it took just under 3 months to lose inner thigh fat. But it was worth it.

I was never hungry. And as they say when I started my free trial, you have to use this in conjunction with a reasonable diet and gentle exercise. That’s what I did. It worked, I have to honestly say that this is the best way to lose inner thigh fat that I have come across. Now a year later I’m still on the program. Still kept the weight off and I can still have a piece of chocolate now and then! How fun is that!

So ladies (and gents) that’s how I was able to lose inner thigh fat, and lose arm fat and lose tummy fat. Basically it worked on all the areas where I needed to lose weight. Give it a try.

Bye for now,


3 Classy Poker-inspired Watches

Fine-tuned and elegant timepieces for great high-rollers

Because of its ability to show power and status, watches are a must-have accessory to intimidate your poker opponents. Wristwatch is a type of accessory that defines the person’s personality. So, if you’re into the high octane poker, make sure to choose the right accessory to display your victory. If you want to maintain that suave look while playing a high-stakes card game, here is a list of must-have timepieces to wear during a night out in the casino.

Bubble Royal Flush

This metallic accessory from Corum provides an upbeat and winning personality that they need to project on the table. Its main design features the Royal Flush– the highest and most powerful hand a player could possibly get. The red suit of hearts is perfect for players who want to show their passion for this high octane indoor activity. Meanwhile, the second hand is molded into a dollar sign to remind everyone about the glory and the risks involved when playing poker. Although it is filled with deep red hues that projects intensity, the stainless steel case is coated in white to soften it. This type of color scheme is seen on a variety of poker site welcome pages that creates a friendly atmosphere to novice and professional players alike.

This timepiece provides the comfort that is well-known to Corum models. The leather strap is durable to survive the daily activities of a card player. The best feature of this watch is its waterproof capability for up to 200 meters.

Perrelet Turbine Poker Watch

Its sleek, black build is a great jewel for those who love the boldness of the casino. Paired with a fitting tuxedo, confidence and mad card skills, you will surely be the envy of every player. Perrelet made good use of its double winding rotor as it made the card designs come to life while it is spinning. The Turbine is enclosed in a gunmetal gray shell with body dimensions of 44 mm in diameter and a thickness of 12.5 mm. It is also equipped with a sapphire crystal that is glare-proofed to make the numbers more readable. This timepiece’s dial is available in three variations featuring different combinations: a pair of sevens, two royal flushes and two full suits.

Piaget Casino Themed Watch

Piaget’s round and thin exterior are reminiscent of a poker chip presenting the four different card suits. Its 38mm diameter is crafted from mother of pearl and is studded with 27 diamonds. Meanwhile, this party watch’s perimeter is made from 18K white gold flecked with 78 finely cut gems. If you wanted your foes to be dazzled by your wit and charm, this sparkling accessory will definitely suit you.