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CLEAN UP OR STICK WITH THE DIRTY?

Today, this blog is to speak about the wonders of using natural soaps on one’s body. SAAAR-J Soaps by Rita(c) offers Natural Soaps. The experience of using these natural soaps have been wonderful on my skin and others who have used them. My skin is feeling very soft and smooth, because the ingredients added to the base soap are all natural. Our customer’s express their joy in using our soaps. There are some great new safe ingredients for our new soaps coming soon.  We work with Goat Milk and Shea Butter the most.

I had the experience of using store bought soaps for a long time and spent good money on them for the longest time. The store-bought soaps seem to melt away without even trying and made my skin feel a little dry. I wasn’t happy at all. Why couldn’t the soap makers provide a soap that would last a decent amount of time before it looked like something that was a little bit bigger than a quarter? Why is there so much ‘stuff’ in the commercial soaps that I couldn’t get pass, and why did the pretty soaps I really liked cost so much? They too, at times, seems to melt away quickly….so quickly. SAAAR-J Soaps(c) are made to enjoy and not concerned with them melting away after a few uses. They offer a lot of uses (depends on how the individual uses the soap on a personal level).

I love the softness of my skin and will not buy commercial soap ever again. I feel safe with SAAAR-J Soaps by Rita rather than store bought. Store bought soaps are nice, but I prefer to know what is safe for my skin. My skin is a huge organ, and it’s important to take care of it. I like the food that I eat, and I like the personal products used on my skin to feel safe on my skin. This is exactly why I started SAAAR-J Soaps. I decided to make my own soap that doesn’t have all the scary stuff that I can barely pronounce as I read the ingredients.

After all is said and done, I have been using SAAAR-J Soaps by Rita, and family, friends and others have used them also for awhile now. It makes me and those who have bought our soaps greatly experience a positively wonderful feel to our skin. The experience of others with these soaps have been awesome, as they communicate their experience to me. I can use them down to the smallest piece of soap (doubtful you would use it that small, but you might be happy to get your money’s worth). I love they don’t break apart, but will last to the point where I just have to start a new one.

SAAAR-J Soaps by Rita (c)

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Is Your Creative Button Turned On? Be original!

Is your creative switch turned on? You ask, where is it? It’s there and all you have to do is get acquainted with it, if you haven’t already.

Here is an idea to get you started. As I contemplated writing this blog, I thought about my clients and would-be-clients. The thrilling part of my job is to see that they use their creative button often. Let’s get personal and talk about you. You have imagination that I would like to see you put to good use. Consider using it to explore a different way to use the wall space in your home.  Even if you’ve never done a project that causes change in your home, this is one that you can do. I wouldn’t necessarily expect that you would attempt to do other decorative projects or processes, if you didn’t feel comfortable, but this I believe you can do.  I’m suggesting this, because it’s fairly easy and fun. Since I’m always thinking about change, improvement and thinking outside the box, I feel this project will not be too costly, time consuming or labor intensive.

 Sometimes my mind’s eye sees something that I know would work in a particular person’s home, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a single family home or apartment dwelling. It’s ALL ABOUT HOME. This is one of those projects. We strive when decorating to pull it together for a WOW factor no matter how big or small the space.

For this blog,  I’ve decided  to pick up on an idea I wrote about a couple of years ago. The idea, itself, is the same; the difference is the finished product being used. To get to this idea, I’m going to number each item for you. You don’t have to follow the numbers exactly, just the idea to make it your own.

1. Today, I’m interested in making changes to wall space.  The walls cannot be forgotten when decorating a room. It sometimes sets the whole room off in a fabulolus direction, other times it ties in with other furnishings, etc. in the room

2. Maybe, you want to leave the furniture as is or change it around a bit. My focus today, is the wall space.

3. Think art for the wall, and what you may want to see on your wall. Is it something with lots of colors, or a particular object infused into the drawing, etc.? It could be many things. After all, art is in the eye of the beholder. It could be a photograph or……  something you hadn’t thought about hanging on your wall. This idea may be used in any room you decide on. It won’t break the bank, and is really easy, not very time consuming at all. Are you ready? Roll up your sleeves, get ready and pick a room to start with.

4. My idea to save you money is the use of fabric. Yes, fabric.  Think about all the great looking fabric you’ve seen on furniture, in bedding, etc. It could have been on a wall, and you just didn’t know it.  Find a piece of fabric that is beautiful, exhibits life with it colors, joy, happiness, shapes, designs within the fabric, and it gives you a spirit of fun.  It could be one color or an assortment of colors, or a design etched into the fabric. This artwork will be a spotlight in your room and something to talk about.  Make it eye-popping.

5. What’s your favorite color(s)? What else is in the room, and what about your furniture? Will it all work together? You have to use your imagination. Go through some of your things and see the colors that you tend to gravitate to. Check your furniture and the colors that are in it or around it (ie. rug on floor, etc.) Pick a dominate color and use that to coordinate with other colors in your room or if you already are using muted tones, then you may want to use a pattern that is bright, cheery and makes you feel good. Check out what colors you often pick for clothing, what colors is your wall painted now (if at all) and anything else that will help you make a decision about how this fabric should look.  Many people are afraid of using color for fear it will not turn out right. This is why buying a piece of fabric that has colors in it, or subtle colors, will be your personal, created piece of art. Something that you, yourself pulled together and placed on the wall. 

6. Color is so complimentary. Select the colors in your room, make a statement and love your decision (and other’s will too). Before you start, pick a room and then a wall where you will place your new creation.  Once the decision is made, you will apply tape (i.e. masking tape or painters tape) that is easily removed and won’t leave a  residue of glue behind. Be sure to check with the store and read the instructions on the tape, so as not to mess up your walls.  The tape is to be used as a guideline on the wall to show how big or small you want the actual frame should be. Sizing will give you a general idea of how the frame should be for the space it will occupy.  Important: take into consideration the size of your room and furniture.  Once this step is accomplished, step back and get a good impression of whether it will work for that area where you want to place it.  No matter what… it will be original. It is your creative skills that has produced this masterpiece with your name on it.  No one will have exactly what you have (unless they just love your work and choice of colors). After all, this will be a compliment to you.

Fabric has the best patterns, colors, lines, etc. There is so much to pick from. There is something for everyone. Be creative and have fun. Do not be afraid of using colors. As you purchase your fabric, have it mounted so that it is pulled tight over the frame. You can hang it like that, although a bigger frame may go over the whole thing and provide a definitive and complete look to the project.  There, you have original art (you picked the pattern, did all the work, etc.) It’s now your focal point in the room. Enjoy!

I wish you well and would love to hear from you. If you have questions or comments, please let me hear that also. Send photos of the before and after.  I’m sure other’s may be encouraged to try their hand at being An Original Artist and turning their creative button on. Be original.

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