Writing a blog


Writing content for blogs can be time consuming but also rewarding, unfortunately, we have had an extremely difficult year personally, so I have not put a lot of time into my blog or any of my ventures.

I have however been writing an absolute ton of blog posts for our main business, Central Avenue Homes.

We have just renewed our website and created a new logo, so to get things moving, I have been creating blog posts for our new website.

Hopefully, our new website will be up and running fully in the very near future, so I can concentrate on this blog.

Please check out our new website and logo and let me know what you think..

https://www.centralavenuehomes.com.au

I’ve also spent a fair bit of time on Pinterest creating boards for our clients and other people who might find inspiration for decorating or when designing their new come.

 

Casual Friday


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Some companies allow employees to wear casual dress on Fridays. While not all companies allow it, it is becoming a growing trend.

If your workplace offers casual Friday, it can be something to look forward to at the end of the week. Not knowing what to wear and how to dress for it can sometimes make it more of a headache than a bonus.

If an outfit is something you would wear to the beach or an outfit that you would wear to a night club is something that would not necessarily be considered suitable to wear to the office. Leggings without a long top covering your bottom is NOT acceptable  as a work outfit.

 Some Ideas

  • Read your employment agreement or company policies to find out what is and isn’t acceptable attire for casual Friday. Follow the guidelines closely, you don’t want to risk your reputation or your job on something as trivial as the clothing that you wear.
  •  Ask other workers for some ideas of what they wear, especially someone who has worked for the company for a reasonable length of time
  •  It’s a good idea to stay professional and respectful even if it’s casual Friday. You don’t want to dress too casual, however, you can wear less formal clothes, but you still want to retain a level of professionalism.
  • Most companies will allow jeans and T shirts, and generally both men and women care wear these items and still look professional. You can also choose a casual skirt, however ensure that you don’t wear anything shorter than an 2.5cm or an inch above the knee. Ballet flats or low heels are also always considered appropriate. Men don’t necessarily have to Tuck their shirts in, as even a nice looking T shirt can look neat and tidy, shoes should always be worn by men, NOT thongs, loafers, deckies (deck shoes) or lace up leather shoes, even a decent pair of joggers can look professional, but leave the old rotten joggers at home.
  • If there is ever a possibility to be called in to meet a client or attend a business meeting, ensure that you keep a change of outfit suitable for the occasion, eg. Swap the t shirt with a blouse, and even a pair of jeans can look professional and if you do need to change clothes for whatever other reason, you will be prepared by bringing corporate / professional clothes to change into in an emergency.
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IMHO – Harcourts Mandurah Property Managers are useless


We have had nothing but trouble with Harcourts Mandurah as managing agents for our properties, there is NOTHING that I can say that is positive about them. We have taken our properties away from them and given them to RMA (Rental Management Australia) who have provided nothing but exceptional service, I would recommend them any day.

If you have Rental properties in Mandurah DON’T use Harcourts Mandurah as they are worse than BLOODY USELESS.

 

Today’s funny Sunday 28th July 2013


A fart it is a  pleasant thing, It gives the belly ease,
It warms the bed  in winter,  And suffocates  the fleas.
A fart can be  quiet, A fart can be  loud,
Some leave a  powerful, Poisonous cloud
A fart can be  short, Or a fart can be  long,
Some farts have  been known to sound like a  song……
A fart can create  A most curious  medley,
A fart can be  harmless, Or silent , and  deadly.
A fart might not  smell, While others are  vile,
A fart may pass  quickly, Or linger a  while……
A fart can occur  In a number of  places,
And leave every  one there, With strange  looks on their faces.
From wide-open  prairie, To small  elevators,
A fart will find  all of Us sooner or  later.
But farts are all  bad, Is simply not  true-
We must never  forget……. Sweet old farts  like you!

 

Today’s funny Thursday 11th July 2013


Two friends, a blonde and a redhead, are walking down the street and pass a flower shop where the redhead happens to see her boy friend buying Flowers.

She sighs and says, Oh, crap, my boyfriend is buying me flowers again.

The blonde looks quizzically at her and says, You don’t like getting Flowers?

The redhead says, I love getting flowers, but he always has expectations after giving me flowers, and I just don’t feel like spending the next three days on my back with my legs in the air.

The blonde says, Don’t you have a vase?

 

1 Trench 4 different ways


I am loving the Capsule Wardrobe theme, with the way the economy is at the moment everyone can benefit from 1 as they can use the minimal amount of core items and just change the accessories and colour to create completely different outfits.

Shopping your wardrobe is a great way to save money and create fantastic capsule wardrobes and outfits that you never knew you had.

If you are seeing the same people day in day out, you may need to spice some of the outfits a little more, so that they don’t notice, however if you are going out with different people they won’t know the difference if you wear the same dress or jacket during the day and then keep it on at night just changing the few accessories.

The accessories don’t have to be expensive as most of the time people can’t tell the difference.

Playing with Polyvore again, I have put together 4 outfits using the same trench and leggings and just changed the brooch, shoes, earrings, belts and  bags.

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Today’s funny Sunday 23rd June 2013


THE WEDDING TEST

I was a very happy man. My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married.

There was only one little thing bothering me. It was her beautiful younger sister.

My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight miniskirts, and generally was bra-less.

She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view.

It had to be deliberate.

Because she never did it when she was near anyone else.

One day her ‘little’ sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations.

She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn’t overcome.

She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister.

Well, I was in total shock, and couldn’t say a word.

She said, ‘I’m going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.’

I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs.

I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door.

I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car.
Lo and behold, my entire future family was standing outside, all clapping!

With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me and said, ‘We are very happy that you have passed our little test. We couldn’t ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family.’
And the moral of this story is:
Always keep your condoms in your car.

Todays funny Friday 10th May 2013


Bob’s Letter

Dear Friends,

It is important for men to remember that as women grow older it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as they did when they were younger.  When men notice this, they should try not to yell.

Let me relate how I handle the situation.

When I got laid off from my consulting job and took “early retirement” in April, it became necessary for Nancy to get a full-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we need. It was shortly after she started working that I noticed that she was beginning to show her age.

I usually get home from fishing or golf about the same time she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says that she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner.

I try not to yell, instead I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she finally does get dinner on the table.

She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. It is now not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after supper. I do what I can by reminding her several times each evening that they aren’t cleaning themselves. I know she appreciates this, as it does seem to help her get them done before she goes to bed.

Now that she is older she seems to get tired so much more quickly. Our washer and dryer are in the downstairs laundry. Sometimes she says she just can’t make another trip down those steps.  I don’t make a big issue of this. As long as she finishes up the laundry the next evening I am willing to overlook it.

Not only that, but unless I need something ironed to wear to the Monday club meeting or to Wednesday’s or Saturday’s poker game or to Tuesday’s or Thursday’s bowling or something like that, I will tell her to wait until the next evening to do the ironing. This gives her a little more time to do some of those odds and ends things like shampooing the dog,  vacuuming or dusting. Also, if I have a really good day of fishing, this allows her to gut and scale the fish at a more leisurely pace.

Nancy is starting to complain a little occasionally. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. In spite of her complaining, I continue to try to offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even three days. That way she won’t have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn’t hurt her any, if you know what I mean.

When doing simple jobs she seems to think she needs more rest periods.  She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the yard.   I try not to embarrass her when she needs these little extra rest breaks. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemon drink and just sit for a while. I tell her that as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me and take her break by the hammock so she can talk with me until I fall asleep.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Nancy on a daily basis. I’m not saying that the ability to show this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible. No one knows better than I do how frustrating women can become as they get older. However, guys, even if you just yell at your wife a little less often because of this article, I will consider that writing it was worthwhile.

Signed,

Bob

[Bob’s funeral was on Saturday, January 25th. Nancy was acquitted Monday, January 27 th.]

Today’s funny Friday 3rd May 2013


You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this.

For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, please read on…

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, “Who’s on First?” might have turned out something like this:

COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks. I’m setting up an office in my den and I’m thinking about buying a computer.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: No, the name’s Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don’t own a computer. I want to buy one.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: I told you, my name’s Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don’t know. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: For my office?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let’s just say I’m sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?

ABBOTT: Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue “W”.

COSTELLO: I’m going to click your blue “w” if you don’t start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That’s right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What’s bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn’t it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?

ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!

(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on “START”………….

Outfit of the week – Cream & gold


Cream & lime

I love the classic lines of this dress, the heels and a little creative arm band, gold clutch and filigree earrings and necklace.

I would wear this out for lunch, out for tea and as long as my shopping trip is not walking all over the shopping centre I would wear it shopping.

I made this template in Polyvore using a couple of backgrounds, and importing the clothing and the makeup.

Unfortunately when I put outfits together for myself, I do like them to be matchy, matchy.

Now that I am nearly finished my personal stylist classes, I will have to put my new found knowledge into play to be able to help clients reach their goal of increasing their self confidence and showing the world that they are beautiful and they can create a fantastic look every time they leave their house.