Monday, January 30, 2012

Cookies are Powerful Treats

By Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

Yes! It's Girl Scout Cookie Time
At a time when everyone’s making their dollars count, I’ll be the first to admit that it can be difficult to cough up $5.00 for a very small box of cookies. Even if those Thin Mints are perhaps the best thing that will ever cross your lips. But before you say no, to those adorable, pint-sized cookie peddlers, think again. The sales of Girl Scout Cookie help girls to develop a strong sense of self-confidence, team building, goal setting, money management and much more. You see, cookies are powerful treats.
Now seriously! Can you think of anything else, that will give you this kind of return on your investment, for just a five bucks? So buy one, buy two, buy many because…You are Investing in Our Future Leaders.

You never know, one of those little girls might be our future US president,  the scientist who discovers the cure for cancer or the leader who initiates world peace. While on a completely smaller scale, one of those little girls might go on to receive her Girl Scout Gold Award (highest award) and grow up to be an international colorist, Certified Interior Designer, speaker and author.

To learn how the Girl Scouts built their Cookie Empire, check out this article “Girl Scout Cookie History An icon of American Culture.”

"Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place."

Denise Turner-masterfully navigates two worlds of color. As an international, award-winning interior designer and colorist, she helps businesses to drive sales with color. As a ColorTherapy expert and Energy Medicine healer, she utilizes color to empower others to heal themselves and their families. Turner is an ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) professional member, Certified Interior Designer, former CMG (Color Marketing Group) Board of Director, former ASID chapter president, and UCLA 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Got Small House?

Big Isn’t Always Better
In recent years, the answer was to call a contractor to make it bigger. However today’s soft housing market and high-dollar home equity loans have tempered consumer spending. In fact, smaller homes are in high demand because they are less expensive to purchase, maintain, heat and air condition. Here's how to maximize your home’s space without increasing its square footage.

  • If your refrigerator backs up to the garage or closet, many times it can be recessed so that there is more kitchen space.
  • Multifunctional furniture is critical. Storage ottomans serve as coffee tables and a place to conceal items when unexpected guest arrive.
  • Tankless water heaters save space and money.
  • Table and floor lamps add clutter. Recessed can lights free up valuable floor space.
Small homes encourage family interaction and are usually friendlier than larger homes; not to mention quicker to clean.

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