A common problem with interior and exterior design anymore is the commercialization of it all. C.G. Sparks is one place to shop if you want to avoid all of that. Unique furniture that serves a purpose is what they specialize in. In fact their slogan is, “Furniture With Soul”. Their goal with the furniture choices sold by them is to have sold you a piece that will spark a story or imagination. It’s easy to take a look at the many different products and imagine an amazing history for each and every one of them.
For some, it’s hard to break away from the retail experience of visiting your local home decor shop and buying some well known brands, but for others who are more interested in having a long lasting piece of furniture that is as interesting as it is visually pleasing, the choice is easy. C.G. Sparks also has a neat advantage that it’s “big-box store” competitors can’t boast about, they donate to many causes that share their common goals ad visions.
They have assembled what they consider to be the finest crew possible, so you know that the pieces that the find to sell you are going to be high quality and long lasting. It’s great to be able to make a purchase that looks great and that you know will last a long time. It simply comes down to the principle of selling timeless furniture that can stand the test of time.
Many people at their homes look for quick and easy ways to make a few dollars on the side. There are so many different places that claim to be a real source of online income, but how many of them are reliable? We decided to put the website Fiverr.com to the test. At Fiverr you tell everyone what you will do for $5 and they choose to buy your “gig” or not. A “gig” is what your service is called on Fiverr. Now, here’s where the confusing part comes in!
While the website is named Fiverr, suggesting that you actually make money in five dollar increments, you only get to keep four of those five dollars. Fiverr themselves take a dollar from each gig you sell. While this fee is very reasonable, some people do not like it. What sets Fiverr apart from the other money making websites out there? Well, it’s very simple to use, manage your gigs, receive payments that get sent to your PayPal, make a few dollars on the side, and of course Fiverr has a huge audience so your gig’s are sure to get viewed!
Oh, one more thing that you REALLY need to know about, because I find this quite annoying myself, is that once you complete a gig the money you get from it is held for 14 days to clear in their system. This allows you to build up more profits within those 14 days, but by then you of course have more money that needs to clear. You can withdraw after the 14 days and send the money straight to your PayPal account, but PayPal takes out their share, so it’s actually best to build up around $50 before you withdraw although you can withdraw at no minimum! So, all-in-all, we love Fiverr, and if you can put up with their small quirks and flaws, you can make some serious pocket change over some time. You won’t get rich, but you will get a few extra dollars! This is a real solution to making money on the side, it works, it’s not hard to use, it just takes time and your willingness to do things for fiver dollars and only get to keep four of it. So go ahead and give it look, Fiverr.com!
When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published, I don’t think J.K. Rowling anticipated how popular it would be. Readers were introduced to a fantasy world that was full of adventure, friendship, and the ongoing conflict of good vs. evil. Her creation and our imaginations were brought to the big screen when Warner Brothers began filming the movies. Even though the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in 2007, fans still had the movies to look forward to. But with the last movie, the realization finally set in that this was our last time being with Harry. I’ll admit, I felt as if my childhood was finally ending. I had just turned eighteen and I was starting a new chapter of my life. When J.K. Rowling announced that she was starting a new project called Pottermore, I was thrilled.
Pottermore has been in production since 2009 and is currently only available to those who gained early access and they act as beta testers. I am fortunate enough to be one of the beta testers. The website will sell e-books as well as audio books to all seven of the Harry Potter books. That’s not all Pottermore will have for fans, J.K. Rowling is releasing more detailed information and back stories on the characters we have come to know and love. You go through each chapter and learn new things about the world of Harry Potter. Some highlights of the first book are getting your very own wand and getting sorted into one of the Houses at Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. You also get to brew potions and attend Dueling Club. Much like the students at Hogwarts, you will be able to earn points and lose points for your house. Not all books are available at once to explore. There is also no set date to unlock the next book. Pottermore is available to everyone sometime in October 2011.
Are you looking for a frightening movie to delve into this Halloween? Well, Dream House cannot make the promise of scaring you, but it is a pretty good psychological thriller. I feel like this movie has been marketed the wrong way. It has been shown to the public in advertisements and trailers in the form of a scary movie that would be great for this time of year. While this will draw bigger crowds to the theater it does not really help the movie itself. I was expecting to be frightened and enjoy it as a Halloween movie, but instead I was presented with a thriller type movie.
The plot is interesting and surprisingly easy to follow, I have found that usually thriller type movies tend to lead you astray from the main plot, so in that aspect it was very accomplished. I liked how the entire movie was pretty interesting the whole way through. The characters were very well cast, and the resolution was clean and clear. As far as I am concerned this is a great movie to see, not so much if you are mainly focused on seeing a movie for the sole purpose of being scared.
Fall is here and just as it happens every year, the fall drinks that we all know and love are back at Starbucks Coffee. This year they seem to have brought a few surprises with them! There are a few new drinks this fall that seem to be a huge hit with people who love drinks such as the familiar Pumpkin Spice Latte. This year they have introduced the Salted Caramel Mocha.
Something about the fall season draws people to coffee, tea, and hot chocolate more so than any other time of the year. It only makes sense that the fall season at Starbucks should be a grand time of celebration for new drinks, old favorites to return, and a cup of coffee to aid in the unwinding of this beautiful time of year. Starbucks is the perfect place to spend time this fall, so go try their new selection of fall drinks and enjoy some old favorites!