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A Fun Place to Visit Is Spokane’s Manito

A Fun Place to Visit Is Spokane’s Manito

Residents say, “If you like gardens, flowers and plants, don’t miss Manito Park and Botanical Gardens” and they will also tell you, Manito Park has a feel and spirit all of its own. The name “Manito” in fact means “Spirit of Nature” in the Algonquian Indian language, so it is not surprising this lovely recreational park and gardens make for a great place to visit in Washington’s charming city of Spokane.

With five immaculate gardens, a conservatory, sparkling duck pond and much more Manito Park is Spokane’s garden showplace. Besides Duncan Garden, planted in a European Renaissance style, the grounds include a perfumed scented Lilac Garden, the flower that makes Spokane the “Lilac City”; a perennial garden; a classic Japanese style garden; Rose Hill, an old-fashioned rose garden with bushes representing more than 150 varieties and an All American Rose Selections test garden.

The three-acre symmetrically formal Duncan Garden is considered by many the centerpiece of the park. Duncan Garden houses a large granite fountain that was added in 1913 and a gazebo built and dedicated in 2004 to honor the park’s centennial (1904-2004) year. Both the fountain and gazebo in Duncan Garden are situated beside walking paths offering cultivated calm and charm.

Gaiser Conservatory is filled to overflowing with beautiful tropical plants and flowering displays, as well as cacti and seasonal flowers throughout the year. Some of the park’s visitors enjoy sitting quietly and feeding the ducks. The Duck Pond is located at the Northern end of the park and is home to ducks, swans and Geese. Another popular park activity is bird watching.

Spokane enjoys a claim of being a city that loves its parks and its residents visit them often to be part of the close to nature lifestyle the parks grant. Manito is one of the few botanical gardens in the nation offering such varied flower displays. It is among the Inland Northwest most visited parks, not just for its lovely gardens, but also for its walking and biking paths. The park is soothing, tranquil and infinitely distinct.

Originally named, “Montrose Park,” Manito Park was officially deeded to the city of Spokane in the spring of 1904. The gift’s unveiling came with a number of specific conditions, the most important being that the park “must be forever used for the sole purpose as a public park.”

Much of the park that is not planted as garden is left wild, with trails for bicycling and hiking. In any season, the recreational area presents breathing space from the hectic world beyond. During the winter, the grassy hills of Manito are popular destinations for sledding.

Attracting more than 150,000 visitors each year, Manito Park and Botanical Gardens covers some 90-acres of meticulously manicured lawns, picturesque gardens, topiary shrubs, greenhouse conservatory and walking paths and those who come more often than not discover their lives enriched by the park’s beauty and natural attractions.

Manito Park is open year round and there is no admission fee to either the gardens or …

How to Exploit a Woman’s Mind And Turn Her Into Your LOVE SLAVE Who is Addicted to You Forever!

How to Exploit a Woman’s Mind And Turn Her Into Your LOVE SLAVE Who is Addicted to You Forever!

If you are scared about using highly covert (but not illegal or unethical) ways to seduce and attract women, then turn away now. These tactics are definitely not for those who are faint-hearted! On the other hand, if you have got the guts to use these techniques, then success with women would come easy to you. All you need to do is to learn these tactics and techniques – and most importantly, use them! When you do this, you would be able to make any woman totally addicted to you and want to be your LOVE SLAVE for life…

How To Exploit A Woman’s Mind – And Turn Her Into Your LOVE SLAVE Who Is Addicted To You Forever!

“Play The Game Of Rejection”. Look – one thing that a beautiful woman NEVER gets is rejection. If you want to stand out in the mind of a perfect 10, then you have got to do the unexpected – REJECT HER. Most guys would try to kiss her proverbial behind in order to impress her – but you should not do the same unless you want to be seen as one of them losers. You should instead play “hard to get” – and her beauty should leave you unfazed.

“Make Her Qualify Herself”. This is a killer mind trick that would really mess her up. Ask her to give you reasons she should get YOUR attention. Turn the tables on her and make her qualify herself to you. This is a reverse psychology trick which would covertly make a woman feel attracted to you.…

My Opinion About Life

My Opinion About Life

A famous philosopher once said,

“Life is too deep for words,

So don’t try to describe it,

Just Live It.”

I agree to his opinion. Life is not such a sort of word which can be described in alphabets. It needs volumes and volumes to explain Life. Many Philosophers, Scholars and Literary Personalities have tried their level best to define life. Some say life is like fire, some say it’s like an ice-cream. A very famous Greek Philosopher Hericulates says,

“Life is the name of war,

This war makes a common man,

a King or a Slave.”

Similarly, Carl Sandburg says,

“Life is like an onion:

You peel it off one layer at a time,

and sometimes you weep.”

So, this was a brief glimpse to the views of some great people about life.

Now I would like to introduce you with my own opinion and idea about life.

Life is like a blend of different shades and colors. It has a lot of faces. We can’t have a single opinion about it. If we look at it from one point of view or observe its face from one side, it appears to us very pleasant and enjoyable. But at the same time, its opposite side is very ugly and sad. I take these different shades of life similar to the four seasons of year i-e. Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn and divide the life span of a person in four periods.

The Spring, which is a very life giving season, is actually the Childhood period of men’s life. About spring someone has said,

“Spring unlocks the laughing

beauty of Nature.”

The childhood of a person is very innocent, without any sort of worries and tensions and hence it is very bright and is, therefore, the Spring of Life.

The Summer, although with its blazing warmth and scorching heat still gives vigor and zeal to life. The teenage duration is also very adventurous and one uses all his abilities either in the right or wrong direction. In other words, it is very enthusiastic period of life.

Next one is Winter season which due to its coldness brings fadedness to one’s life. The duration of life aging from 30’s to the boundary of old age is a natural period in which the charms of life began to vanish. But still in this period of age, a little struggle and enthusiasm remains the companion of an individual.

Autumn season which is a symbol of gloominess and sadness is the representative of late old age of a person when he just passes his days of life like a flickering flame of candle which is on the mercy of blowing winds. All his emotions turn cold and silently wait for the closing of his chapter of life and thinks keenly on this point that

“Our lives are like a candle in the wind.”

So, this was all which I have experienced yet about life. My opinion about life, either it is right or wrong, …

Holiday Gift Ideas For Her

Holiday Gift Ideas For Her

You are thinking, her closet is full of clothes, the coat closet is overflowing with her stuff, the shoe rack is packed and I haven’t seen those earrings I got her for her birthday in month’s right? Well not surprisingly many women have numerous material items and surprise, surprise purchases many more throughout the year as well. This can lead many husbands, boyfriends, brothers and friends clueless as to what that special woman in their life might actually need. Well, not shockingly, many women probably don’t need anything else, but there are some gifts you can get her that she will definitely appreciate.

If you describe your woman as a beauty queen, someone who lives and dies by fashion and beauty, then finding the perfect something for her is easy. Jewelry for this woman is always a great choice, think of something classic like a beautiful pair of pearl earrings, or if you want to splurge go for a pair of diamond studs. You can also head to your local spa and grab a gift certificate for a day at the spa, think manicure, pedicure, facial and massage. You can also choose a perfume scent that you enjoy, and trust me, if you like it she will be bound to wear it. If you are looking to spend a little less money, browse for some aromatherapy candles in her favorite scent or a plush bathrobe that will make her want to stay in bed all day.

If you are looking for a gift for a home and kitchen goddess think about getting her something she can use around the house. Think about adding the cookbook the American Fashion Cookbook, assembled by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, to her collection. Anthropologie also has dozens of different kitchen items ranging from petal shaped measuring cups to lotus dinnerware to a Parisian café apron. Again, if you looking to splurge a little bit think about gifting a Kitchen Aid mixer which comes in a variety of sizes and colors, my tip, gift the largest mixer your budget can afford.

The next lady on our list can only be defined as superwoman, or in more simple terms an athlete. This woman can often be hard to shop for, seeing as you can only have so many workout shorts, shirts, shoes, etc. Well this year look into getting her an iPod shuffle so she can add some of her favorite tunes to her workout. She would also benefit from a Timex Sports Ironman Wrist Watch which would help her train like a champion with the time zone and lap recall features. This woman might also enjoy a Wii Fit that would allow her to work out from home on those days she just doesn’t have time to get to the gym. There are also a number of small things you can get this special lady, think a yoga essentials brick, a Pezzi Gymnastik Ball or a Biggest Loser Workout DVD.

For those women …

How to Repair Damaged Hair

How to Repair Damaged Hair

So it’s done, for whatever reason your shining tresses, those locks you once prided upon, have lost their allure, dulled out, drying faster than a pond in a desert and splitting faster than a newly divorced couple, the question is now raised to you, do I give up? Let time take its devastating toll on one what was once an imperative part of your personality?

If you answered no on both of those questions, read on.

For as long as humankind has valued beauty, hair care has played a vital role in it, society has very well ingrained in our minds that once a person’s hair starts thinning out, they’re past their prime, a relic of the past, ready to be discarded, replaced. The truth couldn’t be harsher than this, and although men might suffer from this dilemma on an equal footing to women, one cannot deny that the social effect felt to the latter is far worse than the former, tenfold in some situations.

Below are some ways I’ve compiled for you to fight back and arm yourself against this enemy:

• The Trim:

I know this is the last thing you want to hear right now, this might be the very thing you’re trying to avoid by reading this, but hear me out, the toughest of decisions might be the ones that produce the best results, if any at all, so give those split ends a trim, you don’t have to go for a full super cut, just the ends, and if you do decide to go full commando, well, you might want to try out these other remedies before doing anything drastic.

• Avoid the hot fix:

The blow dryer and curling irons are often referred as a woman’s dual swords, but they’re a double edged sword, for every time your favorite blow dryer and curling iron have raced against time to get you ready for that fabulous party with your friends. For every second they’ve shaved off your preparation time, they’ve done so at a hefty cost, and for some, it might be too much to gamble now, so consider retiring these weapons of mass preparations, or lessen them to a considerable amount.

• Say NO to color… for now:

Genetics are unfair, we’ve all been there, we all wanted that perfect looking hair and somehow it’s just not possible without our favorite colored dye, we didn’t choose our hair color to be this way, it’s just how it is, so when someone tends to advise you against your own perfection goals, you tend to ignore them, especially if it’s just a seemingly harmless bottle away, but these devils have done an equal amount of harm to your locks as they’ve helped them. If not more. So hold off for now.

• Spare no expense:

If you’re willing to go that extra mile and bring out the big guns, some hair repair products are no short of miracles, but where to start, these companies are more …

How to Plan For a Surprise Picnic Party

How to Plan For a Surprise Picnic Party

Planning a surprise party could be really challenging but setting up a surprise picnic party would be even more taxing since the activity will be held outdoors. No dimming of lights, no doors, and definitely no tables and rooms to hide yourself and the guests into. But a surprise picnic party would be a success if everything has been planned and taken cared of.

First, you need to make sure that the celebrant is appreciative of surprises and is willing to be caught off guard. Next, a date and venue should be selected. Ensure that the celebrant is available on the selected date and the venue is accessible to most visitors. Assign someone to invite the celebrant or plan a fake engagement so that the guest of honor would really be able to attend the surprise party.

Prepare the invitations and ensure that you give a clear instruction that the picnic party is a surprise. Indicate at least a 20-minute earlier meeting time so that the party guests will arrive earlier than the guest of honor. Designate a dress code so visitors would arrive in the perfect attire, especially because the party will be held outdoors and in the form of a picnic.

Arrive early and set-up the picnic area. Lay picnic sheets and prepare the food table, the barbeque grill, utensils and food. If you can decorate the trees with ribbons or lights, then it would be better. But since it will be an outdoor party, focus more on the food and activities rather than the décor and overall ambiance. The outdoor venue already has its natural beauty so you can altogether skip the decorating.

It is very important that you pack your picnic baskets with lots of food. You can share food too by asking the visitors to bring even a small basket of fruits. It is also important that you pack your picnic baskets with all the picnic essentials. Because you will be hosting a party for quite a large group, ensure that you do not forget to bring the food, utensils, cooking and cleaning materials, and the things you’ll need for the games. This ensures that everyone will have fun and the guest of honor and his or her visitors will enjoy the party.…

The Difference Between A Model And A Beauty Queen

The Difference Between A Model And A Beauty Queen

There is a huge difference between beauty pageants and modelling. Pageant kids are brought up believing that the spotlight is all about them; how they look, what they can do and how they come across as an individual. They are taught to sell themselves. Unfortunately, in the real fashion world, it is all about the product and selling the product. Although fashion and runway models do need to have specific aesthetic qualities and certain skills, their main purpose is to make a product look good, excite the customer and make them want to buy.

Pageant mums are known for being extremely competitive. They all want to be at the top of the game, knowing the most about the industry, winning the most titles and crowns and having the most beautiful, talented, world-peace loving child in the whole entire world. But what these mums don’t realise is that they are selling their children false hope when they promise them that, one day, all of the late rehearsals, dance classes, American history lessons and hair tugging will be worth it. This is not the case. So many young pageant princesses dreams are crushed when they discover that all those years of intense training; skipping rhythmically down the runway, smiling all teeth bared and cutely flipping their hair as they wink and flirt with the audience, has actually moulded them into exactly what a fashion agency is not looking for in a high-fashion model.

A huge amount of time, effort and money is put into beauty pageants. A lot of pageant mums will hire pageant coaches and dance coaches, both at a great cost. They will then spend a fortune on outfits for each of the different rounds. Elaborate, custom-made ball gowns, one of a kind swimwear pieces, costumes, props and stage fixtures for the talent show, crowning gowns etc. Then there’s the foot high, 30 inch long hair pieces, custom moulded dental flippers to hide any baby/imperfect teeth, copious pairs of diamond encrusted shoes, fake lashes, jar after jar and tube after tube of bright pink blusher, thick stage foundation, lipstick and glitter. All of this is used to enhance the pageant princess’ features, body and overall image and make them look as un-lifelike as possible, all in the hope of being crowned Queen of Pageant.

Fashion designers will also invest an enormous amount of time, effort and money into a fashion show for their clothing. This money will be spent on lighting, sound engineers, stage support, models, stylists and hair and make-up artists, all geared towards ensuring that their clothes attract the audience of buyers and celebrities.

Unlike pageant girls, runway models do not try to steal the show. The point of a fashion show is to sell clothes, not people. If the model blew kisses, danced around the stage like a fairy, distracting the audience and did not make the dress look good, the designer would not sell their clothes and therefore not have a business. This is why pageant …

How to Build Your Own Home – Lesson 3 – Your Plans – Draftsman/ Designer Vs Architect

How to Build Your Own Home – Lesson 3 – Your Plans – Draftsman/ Designer Vs Architect

1. The Draftsman/Designer

Draftsman/Designer’s have expertise with design of interiors, carpeting, furniture, paint, etc., in actuality; draftsmen follow the directions of an architect, engineer or designer to make (vs. create) the plans. They are not licensed, as an architect is, to stamp plans in order to receive city building permits – More on this later.

If you choose to hire a draftsman/designer, be sure to find one that has a good working knowledge of building. I knew a draftsman/designer that designed beautiful country homes but you could tell this designer was relatively new to the industry because some of her designs could not be built the way they were drawn. This is because designers often do not understand how the construction process works. This is a key difference between draftsman/designers and architects. Choose someone that has had experience creating drawings that have been successfully built from by homebuilders, and who comes highly recommended.

Another source for a qualified draftsman/designer is the American Institute of Building Design. You can locate member in your area by visiting their web site. If you see a home that you like, check with the owner to see if they know who designed it. If the home is fairly new, you could go to the building department and possibly see the plans on file, you can acquire the name of the designer from those plans.

2. The Architect

Architects have expertise in design but are especially helpful because of their knowledge of technology and structural aspects of how to put together a building. He or she has gone to school a long time and are licensed professionals who are qualified to offer clients a wide range of services. Working with an architect can give you someone to lean on from start to finish. He/she can help you with your site and landscape plans. He/she can help you select colors, furnishings, etc. as well. The architect can offer several other valuable services to help your construction plan go smoothly. For example, he/she can visit the site, monitoring and observing construction. The architect can be a valuable asset in reviewing contracts and helping you ultimately select a reputable contractor or subcontractor.

Another service the architect can provide is to walk through your plans with the city/county to expedite getting the necessary permits.

Keep in mind that an architect’s fees are going to be higher than those of a draftsman/designer, which makes sense considering all of the additional services and safeguards that you’ll get the benefit of. A good architect can charge anywhere from 7% to 10% of the final cost, or more. Fees may be negotiable, though. For example, I hire very qualified architects in the Atlanta area for less than a third of those figures, which, by the way, is a very cheap price to pay for someone that qualified to create your house, plans and see the job through to completion.

As always, when hiring someone, it is best to discuss the exact services …

Beauty Salon Business Forms

Beauty Salon Business Forms

Every beauty salon has its own business forms for neat functioning. Beauty salon business forms can be computer forms or manual forms, which are used in sales or services.

Common manual forms include invoices, receipts, estimates, statements, human resource materials, credit memos, packing lists, shipping and export forms, timecards, and warehouse/receiving forms. Computer forms may be invoices, statements, proposals, bills, purchase orders, and estimates. Automotive, transmittal, appraisal, work orders, service/repair orders, and service books/register forms are the normal manual service forms. And the manual sales forms are for proposals, contracts, memos, sales books, collections, sales orders, register forms, and sales slips.

The invoices can be in different styles and varieties and can change according to the owner’s choice. However, certain standards must be followed by each beauty salon holder in preparing an invoice. Since a beauty salon is also a place where a person can hire or purchase any beauty product, there are separate purchase order forms. After the purchase, the bills for lading are also given to the customer. The estimate form provides the pricelist of each product in the shop, which helps a customer to choose the appropriate products according to his budget.

A sales book is an important business form in all beauty salons. The sales book contains all information regarding the sale of a particular product, including the product number, quantity, unit price, total price, date of purchase, and more. A sales book can be used as an invoice and receipt so that the sales person can take theses items wherever they are going to sell their products.

Appraisal forms for the service persons, work orders for the business, and details about the service/repair orders all constitute business forms. Business forms also include gift certificates and tax forms. Other types of forms are legal forms and business documents. Professional-looking business forms such as brochures give a detailed idea about the company and its merits.…

Why Movado Watches Will Never Go Out of Style

Why Movado Watches Will Never Go Out of Style

Fashionable styles in clothing change several times a year, and over the course of a decade the differences in style can be striking. The same is true for accessories, and wrist watches are included in that category. But Movado watches never go out of style. Here are just a few reasons why.

Stainless steel is a durable as well as lovely material. When it’s fashioned into a timepiece such as the Movado Women’s Esperanza Baguette Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch it provides a timeless accent to any outfit in your wardrobe. The silhouette of this fine watch is slim and sleek, with a rectangular stainless steel case and back. The black museum dial displays the time with silver-tone hour and minute hands that are powered by Swiss Quartz movement for the ultimate in dependability. The link bracelet is also fashioned out of stainless steel, securing with a jewelry clasp. Artistic and functional, the Esperanza Baguette is a watch that will last you through many changes in the fashion industry.

Men can enjoy timeless fashion in their timepieces as well, and the Movado Men’s Eliro Swiss Quartz Chronograph Black Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch is just one example. The stainless steel case and back are rectangular with a black chronograph dial. The bracelet is constructed from brushed stainless steel for an elegant yet manly look. Three subdials sit inside the minute markers of the face, allowing you to track time in any way you need. Wear this watch with your most elegant business suit or with dressed-down weekend wear. No matter what clothing you choose, you’ll appreciate the easy way this watch will fit your fashion sense.

If you prefer a round watch, the Movado Women’s Faceto Swiss Quartz Round Dial Crystal Accented Bracelet Watch is a lovely choice. This glimmering timepiece is perfect to wear to the office, the grocery store or on a bicycle ride through the park. The stainless steel case and back are round, and a black dial adds a touch of understated drama. A signature Movado crystal accent sits at the 12:00 hour while the fixed bezel is studded with crystal accents. In any light, this watch is beautiful as well as functional, and you’ll be thrilled to add it to your wardrobe. The Swiss Quartz movement ensures that this watch will keep you on time and stylish for years to come, no matter how fashion may change in the meantime.

Gold never goes out of style, and when its sheen is added to the Movado Men’s Two-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch, you can see why. Gold-tone hands and stripes of gold-tone accent the rugged stainless steel that makes up the round case and bracelet on this fine watch. Swiss Quartz movement powers this timepiece, so you can rest assured that it is an accessory you’ll be able to wear for years, no matter how clothing styles may change. Put it on every day whether you’re headed for the warehouse you operate or to your …