Friday, December 4, 2015

Organic Vegetable Gardening Supplies (part 2 of 2)

Weeds are another problem. For that, you will have to put on your gardening gloves, get on your knees and start pulling them from the ground. It is also possible to spray the area with horticultural vinegar or corn meal gluten granules that prevents weeds from germinating and releases nitrogen into the soil. Keep in mind that this should be applied during early spring or fall when most weeds come out.

Another non-toxic chemical you can use to combat weeds are fish or seaweed based liquid based fertilizers. These also release nitrogen, phosphate and potash that is good for your crops.

For people who don’t have a backyard, you can still do organic farming by buying pots. Ideally, you should use those made out of clay, plastic or wood. You just have to water them often since they need more water being in here than out in the garden.

Having all the organic gardening supplies ready will make it easy for you to plant your crops and harvest them so you are ready to rotate this with another variant.  If there is more than 1 gardening store where you live, perhaps you should compare their prices first before buying them.

Should there be some items that are not available, try looking for them online because you can probably get a few good deals here as well as some tips and advice.

There is truly no other way to garden other than organic vegetable gardening that saves you both money and makes sure what you eat is chemical free. So go ahead and experience the difference.

Organic Vegetable Gardening Supplies (part 1 of 2)

Organic farming is the trend these days because it is cheap and it is environment friendly. Before you get started, you need to get some organic vegetable gardening supplies from your local store.

These supplies consist of different things. Soil is perhaps the most important given that this is where you will plant your vegetables. Before you prepare the land or put in the seeds, you have to check its condition.

Since you are not sure about its pH level, you should get some compost first and put it there as it neutralizes it if this is too high as well as provide a range of nutrients to prepare the soil for cultivation.

Some people don’t buy compost but make it themselves. For that, you can use weeds, dead leaves, vegetable and meat waste products and manure. This is because they are biodegradable and at the same time, cuts down the amount of garbage that is dumped in landfills.

When the soil is ready, you will then get the seeds. Before you throw them in, make sure that they will be able to survive your existing environment. For that, you should do some research online or talk to the sales clerk at the store before you buy them.

If you don’t want to buy seeds, you can also buy vegetables that are already growing. When you select them, be sure to check the leaves so you avoid getting those that are already discolored or wilted.

Pests are the biggest threats among farmers and gardeners. For that, you can use other insects, birds, ladybugs, praying mantis’ and the toad. Another is the use of horticultural oils that break down quickly and pose little toxicity to humans or pets.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mineral Makeup for Different Ages (part 2 of 2)

• The effects of being exposed to the sun would show during this time, so you have to make sure that you properly protect your skin.  Apply mosturizer and cleanse your skin.  Even if mineral makeup particles are big enough not to get into the pores,  at the end of the day you have to make sure that your skin is clean from any particle at all.

Life begins at forty.  So your face should show it too.

• You should not only use make-up to hide the wrinkles away.  Rather, you should enhance your features more.  Have a concealer , mascara and eyelash curler handy.

• Moisturize your lips.  There are mineral-tinted moisturizers that you use.

Fifty is the golden age.  But it does not mean that your face has to shine like a gold statue.  So here are some tips for 50 and above.

• When choosing mineral foundations, make sure that it is the same color of your skin.

• Don’t forget the eyebrows.  When the eyebrows are properly combed, filled in and groomed, it can take ten years away.

• For your lips, avoid using earth tones, what you need is a breath of fresh air.  Use pink or range tones for the lips.

• Make use of your eyeliner.

The truth is, whether it is mineral makeup or the traditional ones,  the objective of cosmetics is to protect and enhance your features.  It cannot totally create a new person out of it.  Cosmetics are supplements only to the natural beauty that you possess.  It is meant to bring out the inner beauty.  You do not have to depend on it to make you beautiful.

Mineral Makeup for Different Ages (part 1 of 2)

Mineral makeup is winning women over.  Women are starting to recognize the benefits of using chemical- free cosmetics.  Mineral makeup is being used by women to enhance their features and also try to hide those small imperfections that can sometimes come with age.

Mineral makeup surely can do a lot of wonders.  They are able to take years of age without  getting under the knife.  Mineral makeup manufacturers also claim that this type of makeup can rejuvenate skin which has taken its toll on women who used traditional cosmetics.

What’s good with mineral makeup is that it can be used by women from different age groups.  Here are some things you can remember when using makeup.  If you are in your 20s, remember these:

• Do not forget to moisturize before applying makeup.  Make sure that the moisturizer has settled.

• For this age group, heavy foundation is sometimes unnecessary.  Powder and some concealer would help you have the look that you need.

• For adding color to your cheeks, some pink blush would do the job.

• To keep the freshness in your face, it is more appropriate to use lip gloss or pale lipstick instead of those dark red ones.

• Save the bright colored makeup or those smoky eye shadow during night outs.

When you are on your thirties, that is when you started to recognize the lines in your face.  Aside from lines, you also see some changes brought about by nature.  So when you are in your 30s:

• Enhance your eyes.   Choose eye shadow colors which bring out the colors of eyes.  It could be in contrast color.  Curl your eyelashes and use some eyeliner to enhance your lashes.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Kauai Travel Tips for Lone Visitors and Big Families (part 2 of 2)

With fairly normal traffic, expect to reach Poipu from Lihue in 20 minutes, from Poipu to Polihale in 35 minutes, from Lihue to Kapaa in 10 minutes and from Kapaa to Hanalei in 30 minutes. It is important to know about contra flows wherein cones are placed on lane divisions resulting to traffic driving on the wrong side of the road. This approach aims to reduce traffic congestion during commute hours. Bypass roads ideally help you enjoy the scenery without having to worry about heavy highway traffic.

More Kauai Driving Tips

As far as insurance goes, Hawaii is a no-fault state so you are required to pay for all damages should you be involved in a collision and do not own collision-damage insurance. This applies regardless of whose fault the accident was and you need to pay before leaving the state. Some car insurance plans cover a number of car rental policies so check your company for privileges and insurance benefits.

You may opt for the optional insurance but bring your insurance identification card if not. Aside from insurance companies, credit card companies may also provide collision-damage insurance so check for these.

Hawaiian state law requires all car passengers to wear a seat belt. All infants should be strapped into car seats as well. A $50 fine will be given to violators. Pedestrians always have right of way all the time. You can cautiously turn right on red from the right lane after a full stop unless there’s a sign that prevents you.

Kauai Travel Tips for Lone Visitors and Big Families (part 1 of 2)

It is important to determine the right modes of transportation during your Hawaiian vacation to ensure that you save a lot of time, effort and money. There are a lot of Kauai travel methods available depending on the number of people and places where you intend to go. The island is relatively small but great spots are spaced far apart so walking is not always ideal on all occasions. Here are some to help you plan.

Kauai Driving

If you’re visiting a relative, you may be fortunate to be lent a car to drive around in. There are 2 major highways in Kauai and both starts in Lihue. From Lihue Airport, Kapule Highway or Highway 51 is on the right. Kapula Highway eventually merges 1 mile away into Kuhio Highway or Highway 56. Kuhio Highway leads to Coconut Coast and through the North Shore then ends at Kee Beach at the starting point of Na Pali coast. There are no roads along Na Pali Coast in the northwest of the island.

Following Kapule Highway will lead you through Lihue and Nawiliwili. Taking Nawiliwili Road or Highway 58 will lead you to an intersection with Kaumualili Highway or Highway 50 that leads to the south and southwest parts of Kauai up to Waimea then ends at the opposite end of Na Pali Coast. Take Maluhia Road or Highway 510 south if you want to go to Poipu. Waimea Canyon Road or Highway 550 or Kokee Road or Highway 55 both join halfway up to Waimea Canyon.

Traffic tends to congest from Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. You can get stuck in traffic for over an hour since only a single road circles the entire island connecting all towns and locations.

The 2 main highways, however, almost lead to every popular attraction and site for your Kauai travel. Hawaii traffic regulations also strictly enforce proper of wearing of seat belts. On the highways, go for an average of 40 to 50 mph and 30 to 35 on smaller roads.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Planning Tips for Kids Birthday Parties (part 2 of 2)

Think of a theme. If your child is old enough to pick a theme for his or her kids birthday party, them allow him to her to do so. This is important to ensure that the celebrator will enjoy the party. This is also one good way of asking help from the child in the things that need preparation. For younger children, choose a general theme that kids of all ages can relate to such as fairy land and castles for girls and pirate theme for boys. If you have a theme this early, there will be more time for you to choose decorations and even costumes for the party.

Pick a venue and set the time. To do this, you can get a consensus from the guests you are planning to invite. It is a must that you consider their respective schedules so you can come up with one that is convenient to all of them. The same goes when picking a venue. Don’t choose a location where parents and other guests will be a hard time finding.

Try to make and send birthday party invitations the soonest possible time. Once you have a theme, location and time, you are ready to make the invitations. You can create your own invitations depending on the theme of the party or you can just but ready made one to save some time. It is a must that you send these early and as for an RSVP so you will know how many guests to expect. In inviting for kids birthday party, it is not necessary to invite everyone.

Just invite those that are immediate family members like cousins, playmates, and classmates as well as teachers of the child if he or she is already in school.