Natural Skincare: Keep Your Skin “Rosey”

Do you fully appreciate the beauty of the rose? We all know that roses are beautiful and that they smell wonderful. But did you know that they are aphrodisiacs and have antidepressant properties? And you may know that the petals are edible (my grandfather nibbled on them regularly), but did you know they have cosmetic uses? Roses are one of the many natural resources that can be used in skin cleansers, astringents, and creams and lotions. Try these recipes and see if your skin doesn’t thank you . . . and if you don’t appreciate the rose a little more.
Rose Lotion

If you have dry or sensitive skin, the rosewater and almond oil in this recipe make a wonderful moisturizer.

16 oz. rosewater
1 oz. dried rose petals
20 oz. almond oil
3 oz. beeswax
essence of rose (optional)

Add the rose petals to the rosewater and soak for 3 days and use dermaroller amazon regularly. Strain the liquid.

Fill a nonmetal double boiler with water. Put the almond oil and beeswax into this and heat until the beeswax has dissolved. Remove the boiler from the burner.

Gradually add the rosewater, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the liquid is cool.

If you are using the essence of rose, add a drop to the mixture.

Continue to stir the mixture vigorously until it is cold, then pour into a clean bottle with a stopper or lid.

You can use the lotion to remove makeup: With clean fingertips, smooth the lotion over your face. Remove with a tissue. Follow with a mild cleanser. If any film from the cream remains, simply smooth it into your skin.

Rose Cream

The rosewater in this cream acts as a moisturizer and mild astringent, while the borax softens the skin. Zinc oxide helps heal irritated skin and lanolin is a powerful emollient.

2 oz. beeswax
1 heaping tsp. anhydrous lanolin
6 oz. almond oil
2 tsp. zinc oxide combined with 4 oz. almond oil to form a cream
1 tsp. borax dissolved in 4 oz. rosewater
10-20 drops of essence of rose

In a nonmetal double boiler, gently heat the beeswax and lanolin; don’t let it burn or even simmer.

Remove the pot from the heat and slowly add the almond oil.

While beating, add the zinc oxide and almond oil cream.

Mix in the borax and rosewater mixture and continue beating until cool.

Add the essence of rose slowly until you like the scent.

With a wooden spoon, beat the mixture until it is cold.

Pour into jars with lids (this recipe will make about 12 ounces) and let it sit until it solidifies.

You can use this cream as a moisturizer alone or under make-up.

If you love roses and want beautiful skin, these recipes may be for you. What’s more, you’ll know what you’re putting on your skin and get customized skincare products at a homemade price.

Several Reasons Why You Should Show Your Babysitter that You Appreciate Them


Not all people take their children to a day care facility. Some like the idea of having their children in a warm home environment. Many parents however fail to realize the importance of showing their babysitter how much they appreciate the time and effort they put into caring for their child. This article will discuss several ways that you can show your baby sitter how much you appreciate them. You may not realize how very simple things can say so much.
One of the things that you can do to show your appreciation for your baby sitter is to make sure that you arrive after the agreed upon time. Some baby sitters set a particular time that you can drop your child off at. For example they may tell you that you can drop them off anytime after 7:00am. You should make sure that you respect this and do not arrive any early. Your baby sitter may need this time to finish preparing their home or their own family for the day before you arrive. Another suggestion is to make sure that you arrive on time to pick up your child. This means that the time you both agree upon for pick up should be kept. Of course we all know that sometimes due to traffic or other problems it is always possible for parents to be running a little late.

The important thing however is to make sure that this does not become a habit. Remember that if you are constantly late then you could risk losing your baby sitter. You should also make sure that you pay them when you are supposed to pay them. Some people tend to think that if their child is not at the baby sitters on the day that they are supposed to pay them that it would be ok to wait until the next time they see them to pay. What some parents fail to realize is that many baby sitters  are trying to earn extra money to cover their family expenses. If you fail to pay them when you are supposed to then you could be causing them additional financial difficulties. If you agree to a particular date, then stick to your agreement. If for some reason you can not afford the entire amount that you own your baby sitter, and then you should be upfront and honest with them about this. Avoid waiting until the day you are supposed to pay them to let them know that you don’t have the money. When you repeatedly don’t pay on time this tends to show your baby sitter that you really don’t appreciate them.

One final suggestion that I have found to be a problem for most baby sitters is parents not bringing enough food and supplies that the baby needs. For most people who baby-sit in their homes they usually ask the parent to bring what the baby needs for the day, so that they do not have to pay out of their own pocket. If this is what you agree to then you should make sure that you pack your baby bag the night before and in the morning check to make sure that you have everything that your baby needs. This will help to avoid your baby sitter having to use there own supplies and money to cover what your baby needs. These are just a few suggestions on how you can show your baby sitter that you really do appreciate them. It really is very simple. All you have to do is stick to your original agreement, and have a little consideration, and respect for them.

Check out my next post about  Teddy Kids Kinderopvang.

Turn Your iPod into a Home Speaker System with the Audioengine 5


The Audioengine 5 by …Audioengine is a powerhouse of volume and sound quality for your iPod. It can even be hooked up to a PC or non-apple MP3 player as well. The funny thing about it is that there’s no small docking-port for the iPod as is seen on every other iPod speaker station. In some ways that’s a good thing. It means the Audioengine 5 isn’t really designed so much with portability and travel in mind. But it can beat out many MP3 speaker sets in other ways. The sound can go where others cannot. Since the two speaker boxes are separate, you can get real 3D stereo sound instead of merely relying on a 3D simulator or driver. In fact, the sound is so good that you can use these speakers for whatever you want. So how do you connect the iPod without a port? There are minijack, USB and auxiliary connections built in to the Audioengine 5. It will still charge your iPod while it’s connected just like many docks will.
With many of the lower-end systems a big complaint was that you could only get the volume so high. Or, if you could get the volume to a decent level, it would only go there with a good bit of distortion. Not so with the Audioengine 5. You can seriously crank this thing up and still get excellent and full quality sound. There’s a second power and audio connector on the left speaker for use with the AirPort Express. A power supply is built in so there’s no need to carry around a bulky power cord with the box or “brick” on it like with so many other sound systems. As for construction, each speaker box for the Audioengine 5 is very sturdy and well built. The speakers are surprising large for an MP3 player-compatible system. But once again, apparently extreme sound quality rather than portability was the goal in Audioengine’s design. You could still travel with them of course, if you wanted.

How powerful are these speakers? Each speaker can reach a max of 70 watts. The RMS is 45. RMS is the average max output over time. The tweeters are 20 mm and silk domed. The silk rather than metallic dome gives a smoother sound. The neodymium magnets in the speakers give more power and better frequency response to the system throughout the band range from low to high frequency. The 5 inch mid-range driver uses kevlar for better than average sound. Throughout the design and construction of the Audioengine 5 it is fully apparent that nothing was done second-rate. This speaker system will give the utmost in sound quality and performance to your iPod or MP3 player of choice.

How to Install SiteFrame


SiteFrame is a very basic and simple Content Management System. I have written a few tutorials on how to install content management systems and I think this is by far the easiest content management system that is out there. This would be an awesome CMS for beginners. Installing SiteFrame is just as easy as using it. You can install it quickly and easily by going through your control panel. In this tutorial I will show you how to install SiteFRame by going through your control panel.
Installing SiteFrame through your C-Panel

Log in to the control panel of the website that you wish to install SiteFrame on. Once you are logged in look for the Fantastico link and click it.

On the next page you will see a list of links down the left hand side of your browser. Click on the SiteFrame link under the Content Management (DNN .net CMS)category.

The next page will give you a brief description about SiteFrame. To get a full description of SiteFrame click on the link in the description. Below the description you will see a New Installation link, the amount of disk space required, and the amount of disk space that you have available. SiteFrame is only 2.14 mb. But be sure that you have enough disk space before you continue with your installation. If you don’t have enough disk space you may need to uninstall something that you aren’t using or upgrade your hosting package. Click on the New Installation to continue with the installation.

The next page is where you will enter the important information needed in order to install SiteFrame. The first two fields seem to complicate people that are new to installing things through the control panel and that is completely understandable. So I will explain the first two fields to you incase you don’t understand them. All the other fields are pretty self explanatory.

Install on Domain – You will have more than one option if you have sub-domains on this domain. If you do have sub-domains and wish to install SiteFrame on a sub-domain simply drop the box down and select the sub-domain that you want. If you do not have any sub-domains then you do not need to do anything with this field.

Install in Directory – You can choose to install SiteFrame in the root directory or a sub-directory. If SiteFrame is installed in the root directory then it will be seen as your homepage. If you install it in a sub-directory then you will need to type in a certain url to access SiteFrame. You can install it in a sub-directory by typing in the name of the new directory in the field. You could name the sub-directory siteframe for example. Make sure that the name of the directory does not already exist. If you wish to install it in the root directory leave this field blank.

After you have entered the information in all the other fields click on the Install SiteFrame button.

The next page will tell you that you have chosen to install SiteFrame on so and so domain and in so and so directory. If this information is correct then click the Finish Installation button. If you wish to change this information click the back button and change it.

The last page will show your username, password, and the admin url that you will need to access the admin panel. You should bookmark or print this information incase you forget it in the future. You can also have this information emailed to you by simply typing in your email address in the field below your information.

You have successfully installed SiteFrame. You will now need to set it up and start adding your content. If you have any questions about the installation please feel free to contact me by using the contact button at the top of the page.

Longer Hours Doesn’t Equal Better Results


Your business is growing and you need to keep the money flowing. In order to handle the marketing, clients, operations business and more you feel that you have to put in more hours of work and more tasks in your academic diary. As you work longer you might actually make less money per hour. Thus longer hours doesn’t mean you are getting better results.
A survey conducted by Schwab Institute longer hours doesn’t mean better pay or results. The surveyed investors and found that those who worked 10-15 hours more a week earned less money per hour. In other words, they earned 33% less per hour than those who worked normal hours.

Since children many of us have been taught that if we work hard and long we will be rewarded with the results. The results in this case are a stronger business, more money and a better of style of living. As entrepreneurs we feel that we have to conquer and solve all the problems of our business. However, at some point we become unproductive.

Productivity requires that we are well rested mentally and physically. After 8-10 hours our minds begin to wonder no matter how much we desire to succeed or how focused we are on the task. In the end we find that we are doing less, making more mistakes and not using our time wisely.

The natural decision to keep working on tasks that are sitting before us sometimes causes us a great deal of harm. As we put in our 12 hour days we may find that we are alienating our friends and our family. As they pull away from us because we no longer spend much time with them we may begin to feel as though our business is more of a prison than an actual blessing.

Likewise physically we are giving ourselves the opportunity to sleep, rest, eat and exercise the way we should. Failure to maintain an appropriate work-life balance can cause of to lose our motivation and health. Once those are gone you won’t have much of a business to speak of. No one wants to go to a place they hate.

The whole goal of having a business is to increase your standard of life. To many of us that may mean more control over our daily lives, more money, more prestige and more time. However, once we actually get into the nitty gritty of running a business we may find that we have less time and energy than we did before. Perhaps we might even worry more than we did before. Balance your life and you will have higher productivity.