Friday, September 27, 2013

ONE KINGS LANE | Sale in Progress

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Container Gardening Tips and Techniques

Most of us don't have the time, space, or energy to design and cultivate a large outdoor garden. So what should we do if we're craving some homegrown fruits, vegetables, or herbs, or looking to add a colorful splash of flowers to a back deck or front porch?

How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips & Techniques - DVD audio book course

How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips Techniques--

The answer is simple: container gardening. Growing your own plants in containers is the perfect way to liven up a living space without much of the hassle associated with traditional gardening. With container gardens, you can control and manage plants and flowers with ease, add bursts of color and interest almost anywhere you like, easily extend the planting season beyond your usual growing season, and create warm and friendly environments that match specific occasions and events.

DVD audio book course

Perhaps the best part is that you can still plant anything in a container that you would in an in-ground garden: perennials, annuals, grasses, vegetables, fruits, and even trees. All it takes is an understanding of the essentials of container gardening, as well as access to some of the same design tips, tricks, and techniques that trained gardeners and landscape artists use to create unforgettable natural displays.

And all of this you can find in the six lessons of How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips and Techniques. Delivered by award-winning horticulturalist and master gardening educator Melinda Myers, this series gives you the essentials of container gardening and the expert know-how to grow practically anything you want in as small a space as you have available. In every lesson, you'll be immersed in real situations that reveal ideas and solutions that will work for your container garden throughout the year.
Enjoyable, economical, inspiring, and a pleasure to watch, Container Gardening Tips and Techniques is perfect for gardeners at all levels of experience. Seasoned pros will find creative ideas for designing and planting container arrangements, and novices will get everything they need to know about this form of gardening.

VIDEO: Watch a course preview here

Throughout these six lessons, you will learn--

* the fundamentals of successful container gardening, including the advantages of different containers (such as concrete, plastic, and glass) and how to make each of them work to your advantage;

* the specific soil, light, and water requirements for some of the most common plants and flowers planted in containers; 

* solutions to common problems and pitfalls related to container gardening, including the potting mix, pests, and shaded areas; and

* how to create your own unique container gardens to fit a range of settings and space constraints, including patios, balconies, decks, and large lots. You'll also see how container gardens can be used to create natural privacy barriers, liven up empty corners of interior spaces, and complement the theme of a party or special occasion

THANK YOU for your time.  Please visit our website
and watch a course video PREVIEW here.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

BEAD ROOM | Your exotic glass beads resource for jewelry designers! Only the lovely.

Our aim is not to stock the most beads,
just the ones we really love.  
Our curated selection of glass beads represents over two decades of searching for the finest, most radiant glass available.   We carry only the best Vintage, Czech and Japanese glass beads we can find.  We have combed through thousands of colors of seed beads to bring you a selection of the most nuanced, subtly beautiful shades available.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

$800M in 24-hours "GRAND THEFT AUTO V" ...this is crazy!

Today's issue of VARIETY via senior writer Marc Graser is reporting--
"...The release of Rockstar’s "Grand Theft Auto V" generated $800 million sales in 24 hours around the world, a record for Take-Two Interactive for any game, and the franchise itself."  (See article here for Wed., 09/18/13) 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Learn, live, love, ascend, breakthrough | G A Z E L L A

...from a ramblin' rose
somewhere in The Sunshine State, USA

Have you met G A Z E L L A--

G A Z E L L A  | Beauty + Grace + Gentleness a holistic website created for your empowerment and intellectual discovery via on-demand live events by luminaries you all know; living simply, green, yet refined; the arts and humanities; guest articles by holistic thinkers; excursions for the 'armchair' traveler;  resources for families and creatives-- writers, musicians, filmmakers, etc.; connections to charities ... and so much more! 
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H.O.P.E. You're Nearing Your Mountain Top

...from a ramblin' rose
somewhere in "The Sunshine State," USA

My dear kindreds:

"...Look good + speak good + do good!"

Hope this post finds you happy, healthy and well.  For my holistic followers what's new with you?  What update(s) have you for the GAZELLA community to know about?  I'm always tweaking stuff, trying to keep GAZELLA fresh and interesting.  Use the 'CONTACT' form on website and send me your promos--  anytime.

Here are three quick updates to
GAZELLA  | Beauty + Grace + Gentleness  First up--

~Rx for Brown Skin has a dynamic sale going on, offering free samples with purchase.  Sista' soldiers take note!  This would be an excellent time to try the line especially for women who have yet to experience the benefits of these luxurious skin care products.  Be sure to see the amazing before and after photos of real women (not models); millions of women already know how well Rx for Brown Skin works!

Rx For Brown Skin - Created by a Woman of Color, for Women of Color
Celebrity spokesperson Vivica Fox
Rx for Brown Skin

~ Our world is traversing in uncertain and troubling times friends.  And one of the things I believe is causing much of our great divide is poor communication.  Period.  Given your advocacy work  I know you know-- how essential clear and genuine communication must be to foster meaningful results.  And this is why I'm recommending to professionals like yourself, info about "How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication."  I've got a link below where you may watch a video preview.  If you're in a time crunch right now, bookmark the referring page and come back at a later time.
"Conversations..." is a Six-Part eCourse that you can order on DVD, download instantly and watch from your PC, or my favorite-- the CD version-- which may be listened to while driving or working from home.  I was just reviewing the course description for Part 6 which covers 'How to Maintain Relations with Talk'  and I had a quick, laugh out loud flashback of my piano teacher Mrs. Thomas grilling me to make 'sure' I'd practiced my scales over the weekend.  Her 'eyes' were really doing the talking, not her words and you can best believe that I certainly didn't fail to practice my piano scales. 

How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
is now on sale for a limited time.
~ God and religion can be two hot topics when people with varying viewpoints get in the same room.  Let that difference be a drastic one and a mini-war may ensue, right?  Last night, I added content from luminaries Caroline Myss and Marianne Williamson, who's work in the world suggests very unique and profound reasonings behind why we've become the way we have and more importantly, solutions to bridge this great divide.

And so, I wanted to call your attention to these two new titles by Caroline and Marianne respectively:

Entering the Castel: Exploring Your Mystical Experience of God; and
The Age of Miracles: Embracing the new Midlife.
Simply said, both 'teachings' will reaffirm that you're on the right track and will also hope to serve and nurture the part on the inside of you that can connect and dialogue with the unseen.  

I'll tell ya' friends, I don't know how our world leaders get a good night's sleep anymore!  I pray for their strength and endurance daily.  I don't know where you are with your walk with God or even if you have a God but I do feel that because you advocate for others, your Spirit may be unsettled at this time due to the discourse in our World.  I know the discourse is unsettling for me.

I didn't intend on this 'post' becoming so long winded.  We've gone from looking good + speaking good + and doing good and I'd be remiss if I kept this 'in-house.'  We truly are in a time of miracles and mystical experiences.
Hope you're nearing your mountain top dear one.  Please feel free to forward this or share with your social networks, should you desire.  ~djg 
G A Z E L L A  | Beauty + Grace + Gentleness a holistic site created for your intellectual discovery via on-demand live events;  living simply yet refined; the arts and humanities; excursions for the 'armchair' traveler;  resources for families and creatives-- writers, musicians, filmmakers, etc.; your empowerment and so much more!  
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Silver Linings and Dark Clouds?

UPDATE | 1:23pmEST, Thur., 10/17/13--
Please see addendum below and shown in
'THIS' colour for clarification.  Thank you.

They say there's a silver lining in every dark cloud, right?

Well I kid you not-- and, not that it was a dark cloud on an equally dark and stormy night-- but a couple of days ago, I received word from my email list management company, that 22 people in my network indicated in one way or the other that the email I'd recently sent  [to them] was reported as spam.  Yeah, I know-- long sentence. 

Turns out by industry standards, my magic number of 22 spam complaints, far exceeded the "acceptable threshold number" of ONE per 1,000 emails-- esp., given the fact that my list size was less than 650.  Thus, my account went into a "review" and ultimately, this was good (my silver lining). But then again, I've been dealing with a hacker for several years (long story) and in the back of my mind, I just would not be surprised if somehow this very looming and unresolved circumstance was the culprit. 

But back to that silver lining. 

Knowledge is power and since you and I have been connected on several social sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Google+) for so long,  the reason I'm writing you today is two fold.  Caveats in user terms 'n agreements we should read but don't and because I need your help.  First up-- 

#1- Caveats in those "Terms and Agreements" -  because many of you are business owners  or engage in dialogue with others having great impact on your day-to-day relationship governance, I thought I'd share the following insight gleaned from subsequent account review. 

-- The email addresses of the 'connections' we develop in LinkedIn and Facebook personal pages or business pages (e.g., social networking platforms) are 'owned' by the provider and CAN NOT BE USED for soliciting and/or converting into a sale transaction unless one thing happens. 

-- The 'export' feature can not be used to shepherd a 'list' from which you solicit. 

-- Even if an alternate email is provided in a user's public profile under 'About Me/Contact,' that info still is owned by the social site.

The above information was told to me by the account reviewer at the company who manages my list and ensures compliance and legal standards are met by all parties.

HOWEVER, this 'spam issue' seems to me to be an easy fix and now-- here's the one thing that must happen so that you may freely use an email address for business development OUTSIDE of a specific social network site (from an individual you've met and connected with on said site). 

You must provide an email sign-up form so that the legal definition of an OPT-IN agreement is satisfied.  Once that person becomes a 'subscriber' a new relationship has begun and the fact that you 'met' on a social site has no bearing on the newly created relationship. (P.S. If you're an attorney, check me on this and weigh in with a reply-to-all if you desire.)

As such, this is why you see so many 'fan pages' with JOIN MY MAIL LIST links, which serves to ensure a permission based agreement between the two of you.  Somewhere buried deep in the terms and agreements you'll find this condition-- but who really reads beyond the 16,000th word in the terms and usage agreements for a social site anyway?  I wanted you to know this caveat and hope this insight has been of help.  Additionally, you have my permission to forward this to a colleague who might care to know.  Finally--

 #2- I'm in  "jail"  friends (name of email mgm't company withheld).  My crime?  I used the 'export' key to pull together and merge my email recipients list.  My punishment?  Go through my spreadsheet of contacts line by line (over 1,000 people!!!) and separate the good from the bad and the ugly emails (smile).  I'm trying to keep a light heart here. 

Do you know how longgg that will take? 

ADDENDUM as highlighted at the top of this post.  I have ceased the relationship with said email list management service; therefore, it is not necessary for your support in the email re-capture help.   Please skip and continue reading below the ( ========).

I'm therefore asking for your help.  Will you sign up for my periodic email updates using the form below, thereby making our 'connection' official?  Then perhaps I can get out of  "jail."  Orange is not my color and especially in the form of a jumpsuit?

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G A Z E L L A  | Beauty + Grace + Gentleness 
... is a holistic site created for your intellectual discovery via on-demand live events; living simply yet refined; the arts and humanities; excursions for the 'armchair' traveler;  resources for families and creatives-- writers, musicians, filmmakers, etc.; your empowerment ...and so much more!

To those persons committed to excellence and truth, I am looking forward to a continued dialogue and meaningful engagement with you-- dialogue which will move our World forward in a positive way.  Happy weekend to you!

~Debra (djgTheMediaLady)