Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beginners Guide to Fun Swim Board - EZ Swimmer - A Body Board for the Swimming Pool - Water Sports

Ready for summer fun in the sun? There is a great new swim board, more fun than the kick board, more versatile than the body board. Imagine a balance ball in the water and you have the exclusive Seated Balance movement that challenges your core muscle to maintain stability. Here is the inventor's own account of for the beginner's guide to this great recreational sport. Or take your water aerobics in a new direction with the ultimate resistance tool called the EZ Swimmer. Check out the many different movements from Cuddle Core to Seated Balance (aka sea horse) to Train Your Abs Crunch. Don't like push ups on land - try the water push downs - very effective and let customized to your own body because the resistance is based upon your body fat not upon your land weight. Water exercise may be wise, but water fun is awaiting you with the fun new swim board called EZ Swimmer.
Beginners Guide to Fun Swim Board - EZ Swimmer - A Body Board for the Swimming Pool - Water Sports

Friday, December 30, 2011

I Love Glass Countertops for the Kitchen Bathroom and Laundry Room Too!

Kitchens are the heart of the home. Granite counter-tops first entered the home decorating scene I remember in the late 1980's. I remember it well, someone spend $30,000 on counter-tops - this was 1988! Three of my closest friends renovated their kitchens (one was a master bathroom) and surprisingly, they all choose the very same exquisite green granite with striations more reminiscent of marble than granite. There must be something too common in my personality that three people choose the very same counter-top! And quite frankly, I was druelling - each renovation was drop dead gorgeous. One was a huge cherry traditional kitchen with an island that was larger than the common kitchen. One was a cherry kitchen with modern touches in a bungalow and one was a grandoise master bath that was larger than most family rooms. For me, today, I wonder if the granite has the classic lasting power that will withstand fickle designer trends. Classic cherry is always love and since the granite is natural, I believe it has a fighting change to forgo the "dated" mark that mandates udpating.

Yet, what is new and exciting in counter-tops? What could possibly replace the beauty of Mother Nature? What could even compete? Glass. You see, glass mimics the process of creating rock. To give you a better understanding of the production process of glass, here is a diagramod the production process for glass.

I have the answer - glass. Glass counter-tops offer all the beauty of granite yet with a quality that offers the mystery of the ocean in combination with the strength of the mountains. You see, glass mimics many of the processes of Mother Nature.

"The history of creating glass can be traced back to 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia.[1] The term glass developed in the late Roman Empire. It was in the Roman glassmaking center at Trier, now in modern Germany, that the late-Latin term glesum originated, probably from a Germanic word for a transparent, lustrous substance."

My fascination with glass starts with glass as an art form. It holds the beauty of the ocean in its fluidity. Look at the beautiful varities of glass countertops available. When I viewed the art exhibit of  famed glass sculpture Dale Chihuly, I was mesmorized. Not just with the size of peices that are often triple my height but with the beauty of the various glass and the happy coliors that remind me of flowers.
Glass Countertops by Post
Glass Countertops

Imagine glass countertops to liven up a hard working, yet elegant kitchen? Lighted glass with the LED light in the master bathroom could double as a night light? My favorite dream has yet to be seen - the laundry room. You see, I dream of galss countertops in my home in every room - kitchen, guest bath, master bathroom and please don't forget the laundry room.
What are your thoughts about glass for countertops? Is it the next designer trend? Will it last? Will granite last? Please share your thoughts and experiences below.