Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fashionable Scrubs for Men at Blue Sky Scrubs

Health care uniform companies are becoming more and more aware of the needs of the health care worker.  Not only do uniforms have to be utilitarian but they also must have good fit.  Companies such as  http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Men/  utilize Teflon coated wrinkle resistant cotton for their scrubs and mens lab coats.

Blue Sky Scrubs is the brain child of Dr. Shelby Marquardt, an anesthesiologist who wanted to add some color to the drab scrub hats worn in the operating room.  She designed her own scrub hat and soon she was spending her free time sewing scrub hats for other employees who found the different patterns more interesting.  Blue Sky Scrubs was born.

Hospital and medical office uniforms have to be loose but comfortable with convenient pockets.  They are usually wrinkle resistant and easy to launder.  Except for operating room scrubs which have to stay in the OR and may not be worn elsewhere, most employees wear their scrub pants and tops as regular work attire.  This has given rise to creative design and brighter colors than the old plain green and blue.  Health care providers who work with children, for instance, now have various kid friendly designs to choose from.  Dental office assistants can have tooth and toothbrush motifs if they tire of the white uniform. Yes, fashion is coming to health care.

Monday, November 28, 2011

First Home

This guest post from Doris Dillon

My husband and I just purchased our very first home and we could not be more excited! From decorating to remodeling, we have a big new hobby that we work at constantly and fills up a majority of our free time. We really lucked out with the house and found an old, cottage-style home right in the neighborhood we wanted for quite the deal. I can’t believe that this entire house will be ours for the long haul. Since we both lived in condos and apartments before the move, we decided to install a new BEST home SeCURITY system to make us feel safe while we are at home or away. My husband travels a good bit with work, so a security system will give me piece of mind while staying at the house alone. Although we have a large yellow lab to help scare away any intruders, she can sometimes be more friendly and playful than a guard dog. With the new security system in place, I feel like our house is coming together and just needs the finishing touches.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Comparison Shop at Become.com

Shopping online is here to stay and sites that allow the customer to compare products from different sellers is a time saving way of shopping.  Become.com is a convenient website where you can do just that.

I stumbled across this site as I was looking for affordable apartment furniture and was pleasantly surprised at the variety of stores I could access without leaving the site.  There were several stores selling sectional couches to choose from for a small conversational area as well as lift top coffee tables to double duty for storage and entertainment.  I was even surprised to find an entire line of Candice Olson furnishings.  There is a an entire wallpaper section from zebra wallpaper print to velvet textures. I could find just about anything to furnish my apartment.

You can, of course, find electronics, jewelry, home and garden products, and many other things all in one place, compare prices, read reviews and recommendations with fewer clicks of the mouse.  Now how convenient is that?

Become.com has powerful search engines and advanced search technology that allows comparative shopping at the click of a mouse.  There are product reviews, shopping tips and other relevant consumer product information as well as coupons and discounts.  It has international capabilities which expose the consumer to products from different countries.

It was quite a pleasant experience to shop at Become.com.

Get Carried Away with HGTV

I must admit, I have been hooked on HGTV for sometime now. There is just something about vicariously enjoying nice houses in far away places or finding a solution to that crowded furniture look or the non-existent curb appeal.

There is no space Candice Olson cannot transform into a classy abode.I am certain she can do a lot even a with zebra wallpaper,( not my first choice for wallpaper but it is for someone.)  There is no home that Lisa Laporte cannot renovate, redecorate on a budget and get ready to sell. She can re-purpose sectional couches into separate conversation areas and make the look new again.  How about tips to unclutter that home office like storage in lift top coffee tables to maximize space.  And John Gidding can make the path to your front door very inviting.

Sectional Makes Good Conversation Space
HGTV is a virtual feast and an armchair travelogue. I enjoy looking for houses for the first time home buyer as well as  for the high end condo dweller in New York City or learning from Holmes about all the pitfalls of shoddy and shady contractors. I have fun traveling to different countries house hunting for just the right place.

Yes, I do love HGTV for taking me away to homes and places I could pretend to be mine.


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