Monday, May 15, 2017

Custom Embroidery

Think back to the businesses you have visited in the last few weeks. Or, consider the products which you have purchased. Have you noticed their use of embroidery and how it made everything from welcome mats to company shirts look that much better? As opposed to iron-ons and decals, embroidered products have that extra splash to them.

Think about this in the terms of weather as well. For example, consider custom embroidery in Florida where humidity, the sun, and salt water can fade and erode other forms of design. Yes, a product which is embroidered can certainly get wet, but the logo or product name remains clear and sharp. In many cases, what is embroidered into the product lasts longer than the product itself.

So, if this is intriguing, what do you need to do to choose your custom embroidering? First, look at a site like Creative Images Embroidery to see what is offered. In some cases, what the company sees as custom may be slight adjustments to their existing templates.

Next, determine how they are handling the embroidering process. This practice was done by hand before the age of computers and automated machines. While hand-embroidery may seem like a good idea, it won't help you if you need to order 50 shirts for an event. Find out what they're using and how quick they can turnaround product.

Another item to review is the business' inspection process. You don't want any hoop marks to be seen on your product. Thus, check to see if the company steams their embroidered products to remove these marks and inspects them afterward to check for any burned areas.

Lastly, determine how they ship the products. Bagging the items keeps them from wrinkling; however, you may not wish to have chemicals of the plastic bags permeate the products. Also, look into the company's flexibility when it comes to delivery. In other words, they may have the option of using their own delivery companies or your shipping organizations and discounts. Should the products show defects, make sure the company's return policy allows for no-fee returns and a full refund or total replacement of the product.

When you're ready to promote your business, don't go the cheap way. Definitely look into embroidery to give the items the extra sheen of professionalism.

Busy Bee

Oh dear. ... it's been a one busy summer here for me.

I've been taking some vacation with friends and relatives here and there and I'm loving it. My sis in law and I went to Boracay in April and our family swimming was just the other week. My skin is darker but I don;t mind that anyway since it's summer and obviously staying under the sun  with sunblock on is a must during summer right?.

It's pretty hot here the whole day and it is around 36-37C with heat factor as much as 40 and humidity as well... yay.. Summer..

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Summer Vacation

It's summer vacation here in my side of the world and everyone is heading to the beach or pool. I just had a 4-day beach escapade with my sister in law and we had a blast. Actually, I just planned it 2 months ago and thankfully it became a reality to be in Boracay.

Summer vacation means no school for the kids so they need to be pre-occupied for they will get bored easily. Enroll them on swimming lessons (i just did wooo!), enroll them on art school where they can show their creativity. It's not also too late to enroll them to music school if they want to learn how to sing, dance and even play musical instruments. If your kids are into drums, encourage them to study hard and practice more. Who knows you might get them a gift at musiciansfriend.com electric drum set if they do good.

Encourage and support your children on what they want to do this summer break. Let them explore and learn new things. Keep them away from using too much gadgets for they can interact more with other kids and people when they go out of the house. It will encourage them to be more expressive and sociable unlike when they are just at home stuck with their gadgets.

Go to a place where you have not been before and  savor the memories as a family. Have a great summer vacation everyone!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Homeowners Find Value in Contractor Choice

There are many great contractors out there today that have shown enormous skill in helping people create the homes they've always dreamed about. Whether a person is looking to improve a home to put it on the market or they're just looking to create something they can enjoy living in, contractors play a pivotal role in the process. Most people are not handy enough to take on a major renovation project, and even if they were, they do not have the time to do it. Contractors free these people up to live their lives. When it comes to choosing the right one, where do people turn? Being able to find the best free contractor leads is critical to getting the job done right.

Some contractors have great skill at doing kitchens. They know how to design a modern look and they work with the best granite or tile guys. Others are great at doing bathrooms. Others still can do full home renovations because they have a large enough staff and enough money to make it happen. What home owners are figuring out is that not every job is perfect for every contractor. Finding a contractor that fits with the details of the job is critical to that job's success.

Luckily for people in need of contractors, the Internet has made it easier than ever to get what they are looking for. When you go online, you can find reviews and listings of people who have completed hundreds of jobs. What this allows is more certainty and security in who you choose. You'll know from the beginning that the contractor has demonstrated plenty of skill over the long run to give you what you need. While there is no guarantee that your renovation project is going to turn out great, putting in this kind of due diligence is a good first step in the process.

When you have plenty of contractor leads, you can conduct interviews and otherwise assess the qualities of the candidates for the job. You will no longer have to go with the first option your friend told you about just because you don't know anyone else. With the help of the Internet, you can retain a renovation expert who will help add value to your home, create the space you've been dreaming about and take some of the stress off of your shoulders.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Little Update

Oh well hello again. Wow, it's been 3 months already since I have updated this blog. I have been very busy for the 1st quarter of 2017 and it's really good. Time flies really fast eh, One day I woke up at new year and now we are about to end the 1st quarter of the year. Summer vacation in our part of the world is really just around the corner. Most of the school kids are now on vacation.

Just a little update, my sister and family went home for a vacay last holiday and last January we went to Cebu and Palawan for 2 weeks .. yey 2 weeks of pure vacation and fun. I still can't get over the fun that we had in Cebu and most especially in El Nido and Puetro Princesa where we go island hopping and snorkeling. Ahhh.. love it!

Work wise, I have made about 15-20 new digital papers and cliparts that are now selling at my ETSY, Creative Market, The Hungry Jpeg, and TPT stores. I am currently working on some new designs as well.

My friends and I also went wake boarding this month and it was something that I never imagined that I will ever do and can do. It was something new for me and loved it as well. 

And you know what, I enrolled on a swimming lessons this week and I'm making progress. My coach is really taking time to teach me the good breathing and some techniques so I can swim properly.

I'm a changed woman lol/.... Making  and trying new things that can improve my personality and experiences.

I'm just loving and living my life to the fullest now.