5_Minute Home Improvement Tips _ If you want to improve the look of your home, you do not need endless free time to do it. With a couple minutes each day you can complete any one of the tasks listed below: Keep a small journal of ideas you would like to implement in your home. On a day where you have a few hours to fix something up, your notebook will save you the trouble of figuring out what to do or how to do it. A second suggestion: we spend so much time every day cleaning things that will have to be cleaned again tomorrow or next week. Each day, take a few minutes to take care of something you will not have to worry about again for a month or two. By taking a few extra minutes a day for this, you can keep your home looking great. Another thing you can do consistently with just a little bit of time is view new ways to decorate areas of the home. Online, in magazines, and even in department store ads are many ideas you may love to implement in your home. By taking a few minutes a day for each of these tasks, having a tidy and attractive house is much more attainable.
Western style arrangements typically consist of a free form assemblage of flowers in a container. In contrast, Ikebana is more of a disciplined form of art, governed by well_defined rules, principles and techniques. For example, certain precepts regulate elements like the light and the shadows. There is also what is known as the three points of balance _ shin_fuku_tai in Japanese _ which symbolize man, heaven and earth, respectively, and that have to be in harmonious equilibrium in order to give true life to an Ikebana flower arrangement. This and the fact that stems and branches are used in addition to flowers, are perhaps the most obvious differences with western_style flower arrangement.