Showing posts from October, 2016

The Beauty of Beni Ourain Berber rugs

Berber rugs get their name from the Berber tribes of Morocco, who traditionally create the hand-woven carpets and textiles. Some say that the greatest rugs are those that originate from the Beni Ourain peoples from the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco. Although these rugs have usually been woven for durability and utility, they still serve a decorative purpose. Berber rugs with a thick pile are useful in snowy areas of the world, and rugs with a flat weave and light weight function perfectly in hot, arid climates. Members of some nomadic tribes use them for bed covers, sleeping mats, or even burial shrouds. Don't be surprised to find them even being used as saddle blankets. Moroccans are known to have been weaving their rugs and mats since he Paleolithic Era. The wool comes from the sheep that are at home in the Atlas Mountains and Rif Mountains.

Colors of the rugs and mats can vary from neutral shades, to really eye-popping colors. Backgrounds can be a bare field, or creations w…

Newspapers for Cleaning Windows

Over the years, there have been many opinions about which window wipers work best. Professionals do their wiping with natural-sponge applicators and rubber squeegees. Some purists feel the job is unfinished without the careful application of a good chamois leather. Yet others swear by yesterday's newspaper.

In a consumers test of newspaper used with an effective commercial cleaner on heavily soiled windows, it was found that newspaper is not very absorbent. It takes a fair amount of wiping and rubbing to clean and polish a window with it. Newspaper also blackens hands and leaves ink smudges around window mullions.

Ensure Your New Home Improvements are Concrete Investments

In today's roller coaster of an economy, homeowners tend to stick to improving their homes as opposed to riskier investments. While it is true that almost any improvement on your home or property is a solid investment in the long run, this only stands true if your projects and improvements last for the long run. This is why more often, homeowners are choosing to add concrete additions to their homes and properties.

Concrete is a great choice for many projects and can last for the life of your home. Just like anything else in life, it pays to do a little research and know you're making the right choice. When looking at concrete contractors Dallas TX to help with your concrete improvements and additions, there are a few things you should bear in mind.

Rule number one of any major decision is to do your homework. Never jump at the first pretty contractor with an impressive quote. Make sure you look at many contractors in the Dallas area and read a lot of reviews. One review can …

Buying Cheaper Scrubs

When you work in the medical field, you will likely have to wear scrubs. These are pants and shirts that have pockets so that you can carry the important things needed during the day to work with patients. Scrubs also give a uniform appearance to the office staff and the nurses who work in the medical office or hospital. They give a professional appearance and can sometimes make patients feel comfortable around doctors and nurses.

Cheap scrubs are best if you quickly need clothing to wear to work or if you don't have a lot of money to spend. You can find scrubs that aren't expensive by looking online, at yard sales or at businesses that are getting rid of older designs and getting new ones in the store. However, if you have the money to get expensive scrubs, it's often best as these will be a little more comfortable since they are made with a better material. The cheaper scrubs are often made with materials that attract lint and don't come clean as easily as those that…

Replace Your Current Breakfast with a High-Fiber Cereal

If you don’t currently eat breakfast, this is like a double whammy to your food life. The body needs breakfast to kick its metabolism into gear for the day, if you don’t eat breakfast, you could be slowing your metabolism down by up to 5 percent. Furthermore, by not eating in the morning, you set yourself up for energy drain, mental fuzziness and lunchtime bingeing.

Fiber is a key to your good life for so many reasons: it fills you up. Keeps your blood sugar stable, helps relieve constipation and helps cut down on how much fat you eat. Fiber itself has no calories and is found only in plant-based foods, so when you’re eating a high-fiber meal, you’re automatically increasing your intake of the healthier stuff.

High-fiber cereal sticks with you, digesting more slowly than a bagel, to keep you satisfied longer. And never fear, today’s high-fiber cereals are not the prunes-and-wheat-germ fare of your parent’s generation, many are so tasty you’ll find yourself looking forward to your morn…