I walked into a hardware store yesterday wearing a classy dress, hair done up, holding an oak magazine rack, walked right up to a gentleman who worked there and said, ” I need you to get me all the supplies I will need to turn this brown. Please.”
His eyes widened as he responded, “Oh, wow, that is going to be a big project. ” He then proceeded to tell me the various methods that I could do. We settled on me prepping and painting it. He said that I would need to lightly sand it, apply a coat of primer, and paint one coat. Simple enough.
I did exactly as he said, except it needed two coats of primer, and three of paint. It turned out beautiful! It looked like I had dipped the rack into chocolate.
Today, my coworker, dog sitter, taste tester, friend, Dana received the fabric she had ordered to re-upholster the 5 arm chairs in our office here at AtoZ Eye Care.
We disassembled the chairs. Measured and cut the fabric. Stapled the new rusty orange fabric on and saved our office much moola!. They turned out amazing.
Both D-I-Y tasks have tied in the new decor of the office that Nicki had recently updated our office with. Stop by this Friday during Arts! Arcata and take advantage of our Annual Sunglass Sale!! We will be open until 8 pm on Friday June 10th. We will be having a Trunk Show ( tons of big black trunks filled with hundreds of sunglass frames, all shapes, color and brands). We will have certified frame stylists available to help you find the PERFECT pair of sunglasses that you can purchase at 25% off retail price!!!
So, swing by, lounge on our terrific furniture in our warm and cozy reception area while sipping a drink and tasting a treat while our stylists find you the perfect pair of shades to welcome the sun!!
via TasteSpotting on 2/8/11
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Can Taking a Walk Help Reduce Cravings? [NYTimes.com]
Do your New Year’s resolutions tend to fizzle like a glass of chilled Champagne?
If your goal is to break a bad habit or cut back on food and shed a few pounds, then a simple but overlooked trick could come in handy: go for a walk. As far as weight-loss strategies go, it is not the most glamorous, but studies have found that a brisk walk around the block can significantly dampen cravings, whether the urge for junk food or the desire to light up a cigarette.
In a 2008 study, researchers recruited a group of “regular chocolate eaters” — people who ate at least two chocolate bars a day — and had them abstain for three days. They then divided them into groups, put them to work on difficult cognitive tests to raise their stress levels, and tempted them with unwrapped chocolate bars.
The researchers found that if the subjects walked for 15 minutes on a treadmill at a pace that was brisk but not tiring, they were far less likely to suffer cravings, and even showed lower blood pressure when handling the chocolate bars.
In other studies, scientists looked at the effects of brief walks on cigarette cravings. One in 2005 found that smokers who were told to abstain for a day had rapid reductions in the urge to smoke when they took “self-paced, low-intensity” walks lasting about 15 minutes.
Another study in 2007 showed that brief walks not only beat back cravings, but also reduced withdrawal symptoms and increased the time between cigarettes smoked.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Studies show that a brisk walk can ease cravings and help break some habits.
Photo by Nick Harris1.