Published: 07-02-2012 11:59pm Posted In: General Topics
Hello all you visitors to Artfire! Corinna Ciera is now having a Patron Discount on everything in the studio. Just sign up for an Artfire account, visit CorinnaCiera.artfire.com, and you will have a permanent sale on all items!This is great, Great, GREAT! ... » Read More
Published: 06-21-2012 05:54pm Posted In: General Topics
Corinna Ciera is having a 50% off sale on everything in the Artfire studio, www.corinnaciera.artfire.com. We
are relocating our physical location and do not want to move excessive inventory
to the new site. The sale is for a limited time only, so take advantage of the
savings now!After the relocation, Corinna Ciera will continue business
as usual and channel some creative works toward a slightly different
direction.Enjoy the savings NOW! ___________________________________________________________________________JULY 3, 2012 FOR ALL OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SALE, I SAY "THANKS A BUNCH!" HOWEVER THIS SALE IS NOW OFFICIALLY OVER.... » Read More
Published: 01-09-2012 12:25pm Posted In: General Topics
These days people today love to watch other people dance, especially on reality television shows like Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance (my favorite). What many may not realize is that if you get off the couch and dance yourself, it's a great way to keep your body and mind healthy. Studies show that dancing can help you lose weight stay flexible, reduce stress, and make friends. Another added plus is that dancing is great aerobic exercise, just as helpful as cycling and jogging.According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, dancing may boost your memory and prevent you from developing dementia as you get old... » Read More
Published: 11-13-2011 03:02pm Posted In: General Topics
Many of us crafters use pencils for sketches, ideas, for drawing lines before making them permanent, etc. How many of us have asked the question posed in this heading? Before that question is answered, let’s get a little history on this writing instrument. It starts with a chance discovery in rural England.
In the 16 century, a strange black substance was found in a valley in the Lake District of northern England. It looked like coal but didn’t burn like coal and it left a shiny, black, easily erased mark on a writing surface. The discovery was called black lead. Soon this black lead was mined and exported for usage b... » Read More
Published: 11-13-2011 02:57pm Posted In: General Topics
After a few hours crafting and making some new handmade cards or sewing my latest creation, I get really hungry. I think of gourmet foods, but I really don’t want to cook at that moment. I just want to eat. I look at my vegetable bin and notice there are bulbs of garlic that have been sitting there for a while, but there is no garlic smell. However when I sit down to eat a tasty, aromatic meal, that hopefully someone else has prepared, my nose quickly alerts me if the food contains garlic. Why is that?
I thought I’d first get some background on garlic. It has been long used in treating ailments. Many centuries ago the Greek... » Read More
Published: 11-11-2011 07:39pm Posted In: General Topics
My last blog was about Broken Bow, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. If you travel to Southeast Oklahoma, please do not neglect traveling north on Hwy 259 toward Poteau. The scenic vistas, the valleys and hills, plus the elevation itself is a visual treat.
When you enter Poteau, you will see some surrounding hills. However, the "highest hill in the world", Cavanal, is noteworthy! It's called this because it is 1,999 ft high, based on the idea that it would be classified a mountain if it were 2,000 ft or higher. At the top, you have a breathtaking view of Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. Very beautiful! I must also say that l... » Read More
Published: 11-11-2011 08:57am Posted In: General Topics
I found a gem of a place to travel to without breaking my pocketbook.
When I think of Oklahoma, I think of Oklahoma City and the plains or flatlands broken by scattered hilly areas such as the Wichita Mountains in the southwest and the Arbuckle Mountains in the south central. However, southeast Oklahoma has the Oauchita Mountains that extend from Oklahoma to western Arkansas. Within these mountains is a subrange, the Kiamichi Mountains, with peaks that rise as much as 2,000 feet above their base. They are absolutely stunning!
Broken Bow, Oklahoma is located... » Read More
Published: 11-10-2011 07:13pm Posted In: General Topics
Our lives sometimes become very cluttered, crowded with things to do, and just plain stressful. We might come to the conclusion that we need to "cut out" some things in order to maintain our sanity. We have to find more time for the important things in life.
What I'm writing here are things I have put into practice myself. I have a little place for everything. I always put my keys back into a slot in my purse so that I never have to hunt for them when I get ready to leave the house. I have a special mug where I store all the writing pens and highlighters I use on a daily basis. When I take off my shoes, I put t... » Read More
Published: 11-10-2011 06:34pm Posted In: General Topics
So, my husband likes to cook. He watches the food channel whenever the television is on and I do not stop him! He uses basic herbs and seasonings plus some exotic ones as well in culinary creations. During family gatherings, food is often the focal point.
I did some research and found that many of our herbs, seasonings, and foods are grown in Creole gardens. While these gardens originated in the Caribbean islands, Guadelope being one of them, they can be found in other warm, temperate climates.
The herbs and plants found in Creole gardens include basil, cinnamon, goatweed, bay leaves, lemon grass... » Read More
Published: 11-10-2011 06:05pm Posted In: General Topics
How many times have you been in a restaurant and someone at the other table is talking loudly into his/her cell phone? Have you ever been shopping and learn another person’s personal business by hearing the loud person talking on his cell phone—the next aisle over? I won’t even mention the check-out line or the physician’s waiting room. Clearly, some people need to considerately use their cell phone and not let it be the master over them.
I’d like to list some points that might help display good manners when using the cell phone:
Don’t talk loudly on your cell phone when in public. I... » Read More
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