Homecoming Mums - A Southern Tradition

Written by Eileen Bergen

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Homecoming Mums: A Southwestern Tradition By Eileen Bergen www.theartfulcrafter.com

It’s homecoming season acrossrepparttar 116135 nation, but only in parts of Texas and Oklahoma, is it also "homecoming mum season". Some students take homecoming mums just as seriously asrepparttar 116136 homecoming football game itself.

Forrepparttar 116137 uninitiated, a homecoming mum is an oversize mum corsage decorated with three-foot long streamers inrepparttar 116138 school colors, bells, charms, banners, little plush animals done up in bows, sparkly letters, even Christmas tree lights. It is usually worn inrepparttar 116139 middle ofrepparttar 116140 chest like a breastplate withrepparttar 116141 streamers flowing downrepparttar 116142 front ofrepparttar 116143 body almost touchingrepparttar 116144 ankles.

It is, in short, a fashion statement.

But homecoming mums are so much more than that. They are a sign that somebody loves you. They’re no longer given only by boyfriends. Mums can come from friends, your mom, dad, aunt, or even a booster boy (a boy-friend who is not your date). Anybody who's anybody wears one, or two.

These days, a homecoming mum can cost up to $100 and weigh as much as 12 pounds!

Homecoming mums have become a status symbol for many junior high and high school students. Designs change every year. The more original, repparttar 116145 better. If you’re a crafter and live in Texas or Oklahoma, you should be in seventh heaven. You can make homecoming mums for yourself or your favorite high school student at a fraction ofrepparttar 116146 retail price. Evenrepparttar 116147 boys are getting into this fad. They’ve started wearing homecoming garters on their sleeves. If you craft for profit,repparttar 116148 high margins make homecoming mums a very attractive seasonal craft.

All you need to know about the feng shui bagua map

Written by Jakob Jelling

The feng shui bagua map is an octagonal shaped map which allows you to evaluate in feng shui terms any living or working space. The feng shui bagua is a very important feng shui tool and indispensable when we wish to harmonize a place andrepparttar elements in it.

According torepparttar 116134 feng shui bagua map, each part of your house corresponds to a different life aspect. The life aspects are nine and each one of them has its own characteristics and elements. By properly harmonizing each ofrepparttar 116135 bagua areas within your home or working place, you will be harmonizing each area of your life.

The nine life areas symbolized inrepparttar 116136 feng shui bagua are: prosperity, fame and reputation, relationships and love, family, health, creativity and children, skills and knowledge, helpful people and travel, and career. Prosperity isrepparttar 116137 area which you should pay attention to when you are having money related problems, its color is purple andrepparttar 116138 elements you should use in it are wood and water.

The feng shui bagua life area called fame and reputation isrepparttar 116139 one which should be paid attention to when wishing a reputation improvement of any kind; it is represented byrepparttar 116140 color red and its most important elements are fire and wood. Relationships and love area isrepparttar 116141 one which should be improved when looking for starting or improving a relationship of any kind; its color is pink andrepparttar 116142 elements are earth and fire.

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