Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Paletteful Pack May 2017 Premier Pack Review

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

What is Paletteful Pack?

Paletteful Packs is a monthly subscription service that sends art supplies to you no matter your age or skill level. Each month you'll receive a curated selection of art supplies ranging from pens to paint. Every box includes everything you need to create a work of art. They offer two box choices: Young Artist which is meant for children (ages 8+) and Premier Pack for adult beginners, professionals, or anyone in between.

Premier Pack (Comes with full-size art products)
    • Month to Month: $34.95
    • 3 Month PrePay: $99.95
    • 6 Month PrePay: $194.95
    • 12 Month PrePay: $349.95

  • Young Artist (Comes with art products designed for young artists)
    • Month to Month: $29.95
    • 3 Month PrePay: $84.95
    • 6 Month PrePay: $164.95
    • 12 Month PrePay: $299.95
*Free Shipping in the US Only*
*Mexico and Canada Shipping is $15*
*Worldwide Shipping is $25*

May's theme is Serpia and here what was in the Premier Pack

A bottle of Bombay Sepia India Ink

tin of limited edition Conte Sketching Crayons

 Faber – Castell  PITT Artist Pens

Derwent Inktense Pencil in Sepia

 Strathmore 80 lb. Drawing Pad

What I thought:  I really like this box. It is well curated with products I would use and it is a fantastic to build your art supply.  I do highly recommend Paletteful Pack .

Friday, May 19, 2017

Major Crimes: The Complete Fifth Season IS SET FOR RELEASE ON DVD MAY 30, 2017

MAY 30, 2017

Five-Disc DVD Set Will Include All 21 Season Five Episodes
Plus All-New Never Before-Seen Deleted Scenes and Gag Reel 

Major Crimes returns with more mysteries in season five, as the squad continues to work some of the most challenging murders in the City of Angels. From searching for a missing teenage girl who vanished while helping the homeless, to hunting down the killer of a potentially dirty cop and following up on a beheading in an isolated corner of Los Angeles, cable’s favorite investigators work to arrest and deal out a succession of criminals and killers.

Outside of their work, each member of the team must balance their work and personal lives. Captain Raydor strives to push her adopted son Rusty, (Graham Patrick Martin, The Closer, Two and a Half Men), through college, while figuring out where she wants to go in her ongoing romance with Andy Flynn; Julio Sanchez decides to try to adopt a child himself; Provenza develops sensitivities related to his new marriage to Patrice (Dawnn Lewis); Buzz Watson picks up the 30-year-old murder investigation of his father and uncle; Mike Tao wins an award for his work as a Hollywood consultant; and Amy Sykes confronts the idea of motherhood versus focusing on her career.

“For five seasons, Major Crimes has captivated audiences with its brilliant ensemble cast, engaging storylines and top-notch production. It’s one of the best police procedurals on television today,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, “We’re thrilled to offer another season of this outstanding series to consumers.”  

Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.  The Closer’s James Duff, who also created the series, is an executive producer alongside Duppy Demetrius, Mike Berchem, Adam Belanoff, Rick Wallace, Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin.

Major Crimes has been renewed for a sixth season on TNT.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Design Ideas For A Vintage House

Having an old house opens the doors to a huge range of design ideas that can really highlight its best features, and accentuate the vintage character of the abode.  But, if you don't know where to start to gain inspiration, then here are a few pointers on how.

Find the features
Before you wade in with design ideas, consider what are the best features of your vintage home.  What makes it stand out?  Are there any unusual architectural assets or quirks that make it a talking point?  Ask friends and family what they think, use them as sounding boards for any ideas that you might have bubbling away.   Work out how you can make the most of any of the features, let them stand out and make them a focal point of your home.

Handle with care

If your vintage home has some old features, then treat them with the utmost respect.  Don't do them a severe injustice by trying to make them overly modern.  If something is vintage, then it deserves to stay that way.  But that's not to say that you can't add style to a dated feature.  If you have 1930s doors, for example, you can add small design touches that allow it to flirt with a modern era.  But, don't overdo it.

If you have classy oak bullnose skirting, for example, then don't replace it with tacky plastic, as it will really look out of place in a vintage home.  Make sure to keep to the vintage style throughout your home, and don't allow yourself to veer off track.

Go hunting

You're not likely to gain vintage design inspiration from your local homes store, so widen your search for unusual finds.  Retro fabric, distressed furniture and eclectic ornaments can be unearthed at flea markets, charity shops, car boot sales and even the internet, so do a bit of detective work to get the look you're after.  Unused items, old junk and recycled art can all add to the vintage look of your home.

Feeling floral

There's something about flowers that really works well to bring out the vintage feel.  Whether you choose to keep a fresh bunch of flowers in the fireplace, some dried lavender in a vase or opt for floral curtains or tablecloth, get closer to nature to ooze out the vintage in your home.

Single pieces

Having an old house, doesn't mean to say that you have to stick to everything of a certain era.  Even just creating a centrepiece, such a vintage chandelier can really tease out the vintage character of a home, whilst allowing it to be surrounded by modern furniture.

Colour carefully

When it comes to decor, go carefully with a vintage home.  Rustic, pales, and pastels work well, but avoid bold and brassy colours that scream out at you.  Minimalist yet warm and inviting is to aim for, and work the colours around any accessories you have, such as cushions, vases, antiques or furniture.  A solid wooden mirror above the fireplace can add charm to a vintage home, as can carefully selected pictures and hangings.

About the author
Crispin works and writes for the Principal Homebuyers blog on wide range of subjects. Specialists in matching home buyers with sellers he finds great pleasure in helping customers stage their house for quick sales.

Harrison Blake Apparel May 2017 Review

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Harrison Blake Apparel is a monthly subscription for the dapper gentleman. Each box will contain a necktie and 4 additional accessories (e.g. pocket squares, lapel pins,  etc.) Each of these items is exclusive only to Harrison Blake Apparel with a logo of their brand on them. 

This subscription box is $25 per month. If you purchase 6 months it is $21 per month and if you purchase a year it is $18 per month.

Right now if you use the discount code SEASON, you will get $15 off your first month's package when you become a Club subscriber.

I received April's box to review:

Harrison Blake No Show/Boat Socks ($7)

Harrison Blake baseball cap ($25)

Harrison Blake anchor necktie ($30)

Harrrison Blake plaid cotton pocket square ($20)

Harrison Blake stainless steel ring ($35)

Harrison Blake foldable water bottle (bonus item)

Total value of this month's Harrison Blake Club is $117!!! It is a great deal if you or someone you know loves ties and other men's apparel. 

I do highly recommend this.

Monday, May 1, 2017

RINGS Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack May 2, 2017

When a radical college professor (Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory") finds the
mysterious video rumored to kill viewers seven days after watching, he enlists his students in
a dangerous experiment to uncover the secrets behind the Samara legend. When the deadly
video goes viral, they must figure out a way to break the curse and defeat Samara before her
evil is unleashed upon the world. But, how do you stop her when she's everywhere? RINGS
also stars Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz (Summertime), Alex Roe (The 5th Wave), Aimee Teegarden
("Friday Night Lights") and Vincent D'Onofrio ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent").
The film is available now on Digital HD.