🖊Designer Tip of the Month - January
Can or How Should I Mix Metals?
This is probably the most asked question that I receive so I thought it would be a great place to start off this segment! What I am referring to is door hardware, lighting fixtures, cabinet hardware, and plumbing fixtures. The age-old idea of “everything has to match” is quickly losing traction as designers and homeowners (yes even you!) are starting to bend the rules and have a little fun with design. Now I’m not saying just throw a bunch of metals together and hope they match! There must be some logic and thought behind it.
Let’s take a look at the reference photo below. There are three different types of metals present in this master bathroom, but did you notice?
Let’s break it down:
The lighting fixtures were chosen as chrome to add a bit of elegance and glam to this master retreat. While the brushed nickel plumbing fixtures create a softer appearance next to the stark white sinks. Now you could have gone with chrome here also, however, the look/feel created would be different.
Lastly the cabinet hardware, now this is a biggy! Most people would ask “why the black?” and I would be happy to explain my thought process.
Firstly, the slight hint of black from the hardware helps pull in the black slate tile that was used in the shower and also the backsplash. But the main reason behind it was contrast. If I was to do brushed nickel or chrome on the cabinets, the high contrast between dark and light would have drawn your eye immediately to it. This would have created a focal point that I was not after! Here they are subtle but still functional and in my option gorgeous!
But all in all, the take-home here is metals can be mixed and intertwined to create something beautiful with a little thought and basic understanding of colors. Now don’t be afraid and go try it for yourself!
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Make it happen.
Bring your dreams to life.
Keep working at it.
Anything worth it, takes time. 💪
Today was the stronger workout. I really liked this one. It was still hard but really worked the whole body and lots of abs!
Be amazing today!!!
Whatever you do, make sure you Shine. .
That word shine in this context means to me, to do your best work, give your best effort. You do that and it will shine like a light to the right people, those who need what you have to give 😁👍
Dear jealous milwork installer ... Don't mind me, I'm just an electrician with a badass barrel grip jigsaw connected to a pretty sweet vacuum. NBD. #NBHD @milwaukeetool
On a serious note, I am REALLY liking this jig saw #2737
. The barrel grip took some getting used to and is still a little awkward in my "post carpal tunnel surgery" hand, but so far so good. The dust collection could be better, but I think is on par for jigsaws. There are some "less than rugged" plastic attachments that I worry about long term durability with as well. The power is welcomed, as is the 3500spm, on - off switch for the dust blower, and variable speed dial. I wish they had found a way to ( CONTRARY TO THE MILWAUKEE WEBSITE 🙄) have Tool-less bevel adjustment...at least the hex key is stored in the base. 🤷🏻♂️ At the end of day, if you're in the market, this one deserves a look. 😏
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X marks the spot. To sand a glued-up panel flat with a belt sander, first grab a flashlight and straight edge. Lay the straight edge on the workpiece and shine a light from behind it. The light will shine through underneath in low areas. Use a pencil or chalk to mark the dark areas (the high spots) with an “X” to show where to sand. #ToolTipTuesday
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➕❤️The Chief Purpose Connector's 2019 Lesson 15: THE ACCOUNTABILITY EFFECT...➕❤️💯🔥🆙 The truth be told, I think a lot of us are afraid of owning up in life. It's almost a curse in some circles the way people seem to be playing dodgeball with their responsibilities. No one wants to be held completely accountable and that's a problem. The idea is that someone or something else must be blamed. However, with THE ACCOUNTABILITY EFFECT such a thing doesn't exist. When we are willing to embrace accountability we are saying that we are not backing away from the truth and doing what is right. If we embrace THE ACCOUNTABILITY EFFECT, we help to foster greater relationships in our families, on the job/in business and build more resilience in our communities. I am one to advocate for more accountability especially when expectations have been set. How have you embrace accountability in 2019?
Here are five Connection Point Principles about living with THE ACCOUNTABILITY EFFECT: ☑️1. Every decision is made with a willingness to face up to good or bad results. ☑️2. The outcome is not entirely about "what's in it for me" rather it is "what' in it for us." ☑️3. Expectations are always set and that allows for transparency of responsibility. ☑️4. No blame is placed on anyone or anything, instead the focus is on continuous improvement. ☑️5. Systems are always in place for checks and balances to get rid of redundancy.
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Build a true following.
People who follow you because they love your product, love you, believe in you.
Otherwise it's just a numbers game which will never result in sales.
Isn't this what we are here for?
I really, truly want to build a business.
A business where I am supported and I offer you a fabulous product you love and enjoy.
It takes time and a REAL lot of effort but stay true. 1 follower with your vibe is worth another 100 just hanging with your tribe 😎👍👍👍
Enjoy the path travelled and the destination will take care of itself. If you do your best always, transformation will happen as a matter of course ~ Don Miguel Ruiz #thefouragreements
➕❤️The Chief Purpose Connector's 2019 Lesson 14: DAILY PRACTICE...☑️➕❤️💯🔥🆙 DAILY PRACTICE 🙌 is not a new concept, but I think you have to get consistent at it. I have had a couple of "DAILY PRACTICES" that I have been working on for sometime now. Some are more consistent than others and the aim is to keep making progress. If we are going to be successful 😉 in 2019 we need to get a few things that we do daily to keep us centered and geared towards our number one goal. I believe in continuous improvement and that means what I do with my day matters and not only what but how I use my day. If you want to be successful this year 😁 you need to get a few DAILY PRACTICES in place that you commit to. Even if you don't get to each one every day for whatever reason you keep going. Soon you will master it all. What kind of DAILY PRACTICES do you have?
Here are five Connection Point Principles about a DAILY PRACTICE 🙌: ☑️1. You create your own growth attitude. Start with priming your mind for the day with positive thoughts. ☑️2. Have a morning routine that gets you present (prayer, meditation, worship, read). ☑️3. Make your practice about being and feeling good about yourself 😊. ☑️4. Having a specific time/timeframe allows you to become intentional. ☑️5. Do your practice in the spirit of adding value to yourself and others.
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You have words to say,
and an audience to listen.
Your thoughts are an inspiration to others,
and your actions a model to many.
So... DO NOT GIVE UP!
What are some things you do to face the hard things in life?
Whatever they are. Today, tomorrow, yesterday. Those things that are just there you can't ignore them.
➕❤️The Chief Purpose Connector's 2019 Lesson 10: DESPAIR OR DEVOTION...➕❤️💯🔥🆙😇 In this season of grace we are also in a period of desperation. Many are looking for a breakthrough in their lives, the church, schools, government and business. Everyone is seeking for answers and that has made us very testy. However, it is during the times of desperation that we must choose between DESPAIR OR DEVOTION. To accept DESPAIR, you are subjecting yourself to a life of hopelessness and lack of progress. If you choose DEVOTION instead then you are committing to win victoriously. I want to encourage you in this matter. When desperation comes, lead with DEVOTION over DESPAIR.
Here are five Connection Point Principles to help you choose DEVOTION over DESPAIR:
1. Devotion requires you to speak life and love and that gives more life and love.
2. Devotion allows you to free your emotions so you can live life freely.
3. Devotion is a tool that you can use to bring people together.
4. Devotion takes you away from selfishness to life of selflessness.
5. Devotion brings hope and light that cannot be contained.
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This!❤️ I paint or create almost everyday. This talent and passion for art is given to me by God. I am so humbled by His faithfulness. I started this art journey years ago on a leap of faith. As a new year approaches or even month to month I sometimes wonder what will come next. I work very hard , very hard. Some days this passion is only pure joy., and others have days where I doubt my ability and some days I pause on say ok how am I going to pay this bill or take care is that. The Lord is so faithful. I take a lot of risks.A lot. I post almost everything I paint or make to continue my art business . I know some may love what I do and some may not value or care. But, that’s ok! Because the Lord already tells me who I am in Him. He defines that and provides . Where He guides, He provides. I am human and do get discouraged when some do not value what I do, but am reminded my value is not in people. However, through the good and bad , I am thankful for all circumstances. They help me learn and grow even if it’s very difficult. God gave me this talent and I always want to point to Him. I share a lot sometimes maybe I am too transparent . As an artist I want to share happy and Joy that come from His truths, how I feel, how Jesus makes me feel. Sometimes I share raw, not so pretty valleys to show that I’m a mess , but still can use what I have for the Lord. I’m also a wife and mother . I strive to be the best for my family, to help provide for my family. Life is short and I have no idea what tomorrow may bring, but I am excited to see what God has in store. I appreciate each and everyone whether it’s ordering a piece of artwork, sharing encouragement or sharing with me how my art has touched you in some way. I point all to Jesus and He is so good. Thank you everyone again for your support ! I am excited for what this year brings !
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A few new hand tools from @milwaukeetool
for the electricians out there. New conduit benders. feature high contrast markings for the best visibility allowing users to easily and accurately make bends. A reinforced hook and pedal provide added durability while a secure double-bolted handle won’t loosen. These conduit benders also feature the most bending references and a wear-resistant reference chart for easier use. Available models include 1/2" and 3/4" lightweight aluminum options and 1/2", 3/4" and 1” heavy-duty iron. Pricing starts at 45 bucks and is up to 100
Milwaukee’s new Fish Tapes come in both steel and polyester. Both solutions feature low-friction cases for smoother payout and rewind. The steel models are built with flexible blue-tempered steel for easier fishing and include laser-etched markings every foot. The polyester models are built with high-flexibility tape for the easiest fishing. Their triple-strand design won’t kink, delivering a more durable tape.
Prices start at 18 bucks and up to 175. ••• To find any specific tool review of mine past and present visit my profile and click on the hashtag in the description • • • • • • • • • #Carpenter #carpentry #constructionworkerofig #contractor #woodworker #powertools #tools #tool #ohio #woodworking #design #craftman #toolsofthetrade #instagood #woodenthings #wood #home #builder #constructionworker #trade #joinery #house #doyourbestwork #milwaukee #milwaukeefuel #nbhd #milwaukeetools
Wisdom Wednesday: ”Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded!” Don’t you agree that taking the time to do your best & focus on quality over quantity is rewarding??
▪️I'm not the fastest. ▪️I'm not the strongest. ▪️I'm not the slimmest. ▪️I'm not the most motivated. ▪️I don't have superpowers. 👉I just do what I can, as hard as I can, for as long as I can, as best as I can...
Until I max out 🙅♀️
👉And then I back off, catch my breath, slow down, modify + do whatever it takes to KEEP FUCKING GOING.
Your mind will give out before your body needs to. Dig deep, push hard, stay committed. Focus on your goal + keep doing the things that will get you there. You're not going to get your outcome all at once. It'll become yours one step at a time, one day at a time, one choice at a time. Keep going. The journey is beautiful. 👉Consistency over time = results.
Pause to take a breath when you need to +then jump right back in. ✨YOU ARE WORTH IT AND YOU ARE CAPABLE✨
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