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.
It is said that the practice of flower arranging was originally used in Japan to pay tribute to the gods, and the floral arrangements were therefore considered sacred. In Japan, historical records documenting the appearance of traditional flower arrangements date back to about 500 years ago. It was in the seventeenth century that followers of this new form of artistic expression started creating the rules leading to the formation of what would eventually become the disciplinary art that is now known as Ikebana. The diversity of forms and methods that were developed over time made Ikebana a much more sophisticated form of art. In the end, Ikebana has become a discipline where the stage for the artistic expression is set by the harmony achieved through the combination of natural materials (flowers, stems and branches), the container, and the lines and forms that characterize the art of Japanese flower arrangement.