From Creative Interiors: “How do you arrange sleeping pillows and decorative pillows?”

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By Gina Graham, Creative Interiors
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 12:00 PM CST

How do you arrange sleeping pillows and decorative pillows? Surprisingly, there’s not an easy answer. We have a lot of things to consider before we can make a decision. Here at Creative Interiors, it’s all about the fabrics, but we’ll start with layering. Which layering design do you like? 

Above is a chart for bed pillow arrangement. Standard pillows are full (20 x 26), queen (20 x 30) and king (20 x 36). They are all 20” tall however, different widths. Decorative pillows start with Euro (26 x 26) and go down to squares (16 x 16). Then we choose a neck roll, bolsters or circle to complete the design.

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Now let’s talk about the bed. Do you have a large headboard that you want to showcase? Or one that we really need to cover up until it’s refinished? Typically we start with Euro because they are the tallest (26 x 26). However, you only see a little of the fabric at the top because the next size will be at least 20” tall which will cover most of the Euro. We like to mix up with different sizes but we also need to consider the fabric.

Which fabric goes where? Should we put the large print in the Euro’s or the Shams? Do I need a POP of color but not too much? Where do I put it? These are good questions, but not easy to answer. It’s all about balance. We don’t want to overpower the bed ensemble with a large print or have all sold fabrics. We like to have at least 4 fabrics with different pattern, color and texture to give you variety. I like to have a good selection to choose from, the more the merrier! We can add brush fringe, tassel trim or cording. 

If you are not comfortable with change, do it in stages. My mother doesn’t like change, so we have to take it slow. She’s had a comforter for 20 years and it was finally time to change (thank goodness). She decided on a small pattern for the comforter and queen shams. She didn’t think anything else was needed. Mom, what about Euros? So, I made 2 Euro’s in a solid fabric, and we didn’t do anything else for about 4 months.  Mom would walk into the room and say “Perfect!  It doesn’t need anything else.”  Then, the next week she would say “Something is missing, but I’m not sure what it is!”  Needless to say, a year later she has 2 square 18 x 18 pillows and a neck roll.

Are you like my mom, and do things in stages? Or are you like me who does it all at one time? Then I can check that off my list and move on to the next project.  There is no wrong answer. Just have fun putting it together! Come into Creative Interiors and let us help spark your imagination to create a look that reflects your unique personality. It’s really all about you!

Fan Creative Interiors page and enjoy their tips and treats for the Bowling Green Home!

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*Originally posted at Creative Interiors blog*

Time Is Running Out! Mellow Matt’s Music & More​ on EVERY FRIDAY in the month of JULY, will giveaway a $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE. Find out how!

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By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 11:00 AM CST

Click the Facebook link and start sharing! Mellow Matt’s Music & More​ in the month of JULY, EVERY FRIDAY will giveaway a $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE. All you need to do is like and share their Facebook Page to be entered. Then on the 31st they will be giving away a $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE & a LOCAL BUSINESS PRIZE PACK for all those that liked and shared throughout the month! Start sharing today!

Like Mellow Matt’s  page and find out about their new music on Smallhouse Road! Fan their facbook page here and you can find them at 1200 Smallhouse Rd Unit C, (270) 780-0068.

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School Starts Next Week. Remember, Bluegrass Learning Service’s Pre-K Through 12th Grade Tutoring

Get your child the help they need to bring out their best!

Get your child the help they need to bring out their best!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 7:00 AM CST

School Starts Next Week. Remember, Bluegrass Learning Service’s Pre-K Through 12th Grade Tutoring. A Message from Bluegrass Learning:

Bluegrass Learning Services is locally owned and operated in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We help struggling students find success and gifted students extend their learning.

Because your child deserves a high quality tutor, we only hire certified Kentucky teachers with extensive classroom experience. Our tutors have over 100 years of combined experience working with children in classrooms. They have the knowledge and experience to help your child succeed.

We offer comprehensive services including:

  • Comprehensive and ongoing assessments
  • Individual Learning Plans with detailed information on strengths and areas of need
  • Coordination with teacher and school (if approved by parent)
  • Customized lessons created just for your child, by subject experts
  • Frequent parent reports
  • Step-by-step instructions written for you to help continue learning outside of tutoring sessions

Click here to meet our tutors. Learn about our services and pricing using the links below.

Register online at www.bluegrasslearning.com or by calling 270-925-2148. Students from any high school are welcome to attend. You can see all dates and register for classes by visiting www.bluegrasslearning.com or by calling us at 270-925-2148.

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Protect your restaurant. Kentucky CPS Offers Southern Kentucky The Clover® Mini!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, July 27th, 2015 2:00 PM CST

October 2015 will mark the next major milestone where the fraud liability on credit and debit transactions shifts to the merchant for all point of sale devices. To better combat fraud, Southern Kentucky merchants will have more reasons to ensure their point-of-sale capability is ready to accept EMV chip-based credit and debit cards.

Clover Mini redefines the payment terminal accepting all forms of payments with ease including EMV chip cards while providing business owners with an “all-in-one” solution to streamline operations, expand business and customer intelligence, and improve the customer experience, all while facilitating payments in a safe, secure environment. It’s the sleekest, most flexible and secure terminal around. It comes EMV-enabled to accept chip cards, Apple Pay™, Android Pay™, smartphones, mobile devices and magnetic-strip cards so you can protect your customers, business and reputation from fraud.

Give customers the convenience of paying with multiple payment types. Protect their sensitive information – as well as your own – and have the flexibility you’ve always wanted without the hassle of a big business system.

Clover Mini is intuitive and easy to use. Right out of the box, you’ll be able to:

  • Accept more payments from magnetic strip and EMV® Chip credit and debit cards to contactless – all without additional equipment or complicated software.
  • Protect your customers, business and reputation from fraud with built-in TransArmor® Solution.
  • Easily set up a mobile loyalty and rewards program that drives business using the FREE Perka Punchcard app.
  • Tap into valuable insights about your business with FREE Insightics.

Here what an existing customer has to say: “We used to get really backed up on the weekends with customers trying to check out and pay, but now we don’t have that problem – Clover Mini has made us so much more efficient.” said Ed Bisconti, owner of Borgata Pizza Café in Columbus, OH. “Our customers have even commented that they appreciate how secure it is.”

If you are a local business that is trying to save money on processing or are interesting in the Clover, contact Kentucky CPS. Locally you can contact them at 270-303-4982.

Get Your Business In The Buy Local Bowling Green 2015 Holiday Magazine.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, July 27th, 2015 10:00 AM CST

We are ramping up the production of the 2015 Holiday Edition of the Buy Local Bowling Green Magazine, our 10 magazine and 5th Holiday edition. We are going to add a few partners and if your business wants to be involved, let us know soon. With the edition of ‘EAT. local food for everyone’ magazine space will be limited. Once we fill up the next few pages we will not be taking new Magazine/Online partners until someone drops out.

To be a partner email the Publisher at mepannell@gmail.com for more info. Space is limited and will go quick. Look out for the new guide to be at partner locations this November!

Beech Bend Farmers Market Are Teaming Up With Southern Kentucky!

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By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, June 24th, 2015 8:00 AM CST

From Beech Bend Farmers Market:

Did you know that we actively participate in educational opportunities in our community? We have been excited to work with Chef Riggs at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College this summer! Here are a few words from Chef about our culinary herb garden project – “Our partnership with Beech Bend Farmers Market has resulted in a living lab that we will use to teach the next generation of chefs the concepts of sustainability, farm to table and the richness of the flavors that comes from cooking with locally grown food. We are bringing the culinary education to where it truly all begins, the local farmer!”

Year Round

Spring Hours (Saturdays)

January 10 – May 2 8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Summer Hours (Saturdays)

May 16 –  September 26 8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Fall Hours (Saturdays)

October 3 – December 19 8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Beech Bend Farmers Market is located near Downtown Bowling Green at 315 Beech Bend Road. Find them on facebook and online at www.beechbendfarmersmarket.com.

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Katana Japanese Express is Bowling Green’s locally owned Fast Casual Japanese restaurant with a Drive-thru!

 

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By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2015 10:30 AM CST

Wondering what you can have for lunch that tastes great and is great for the worker on the go? Well wonder no more. Katana Japanese Express is Bowling Green’s locally owned Fast Casual Japanese restaurant with a Drive-thru! Check out their Menu:

Katana Japanese Express is located at 164 Iron Skillet Court near Greenwood High School by the Public Library. They do cater and deliver all you have to do it call (270) 599-1919. Read their menu via their website KatanaExpress.com.

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Think Little CSA: Under Pressure

 

Think Little CSA: Under Pressure

Think Little CSA: Under Pressure

By Jackson & Jordan Rolett; thinklittlecsa@gmail.com
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 7:30 AM CST

Under Pressure may be one on my favorite songs of all time, so much so I even find myself humming it in the field to lighten stressful situations. It’s been quite appropriate: the excess rain has severely increased the weed and disease pressure, thrown off our planting schedule so now there is time pressure (as I write this, it’s 6pm and I’m having a strong cup of coffee to prepare for an all-night Fall squash plantingfest), and the deer are beginning to retrace their paths across the field. While digging carrots last week I was interrupted with a disgruntled snort, only to see a deer glaring at me because I was standing between her and the sweet corn.

The vegetables have been under pressure, no doubt, but there is still enough to go around. Heirloom tomatoes are coming out of the field, tote-upon-tote, for now and as our first planting a of cucurbits declines, the second planting is about to take off. Let’s hope for a dry, but not too dry, Summer from here on out. If you’re looking for produce from the farm throughout the week, you can find it on the Home Cafe menu, pick up a few extra heirloom tomatoes at Rian’s Fatted Calf, or find is downtown on Wednesday mornings with the CFM Mobile Market.

Even still, though we may not always like the hand we are dealt, we absolutely love what we do. Thank you all for the continuous support of our little farm venture. Our CSA is a real example of how a handful of people can dedicate a portion of their food dollars to eating local and support a small scale farm family in the process. Next week, we’ll be sending out a rough draft of the 2015-2016 agreement. We’ve made a few small changes and want to give everyone plenty of time to go over it.

All of that said, this week you’ll be getting: heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cantaloupe, sweet corn, eggplant, and green beans. There may be another item or two, we’ll just have to wait and see what the harvest brings tomorrow!

Take Care,
Jackson & Jordan Rolett

Get excited for a mid-week session at Hot Yoga Bowling Green! Find a class this week

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By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 7:00 AM CST

Get excited for a mid-week session at Hot Yoga Bowling Green! Find a class this week:

Wed July 22, 2015

  • 6:00 am Hot Power Hour – Int./Adv. Levels Tony B 1 hour
  • 8:45 am Hot Yoga Restorative – All Levels Anice B 1 hour
  • 4:30 pm Hot Yoga (Flow) Traditional -All Levels Brandy M 1 hour
  • 6:30 pm Hot Yoga Restorative – All Levels Anice B 1 hour

Thu July 23, 2015

  • 9:00 am School House Rockin’ with Kids on the Block (Offsite/School Visit) Anice B 1 hour
  • 4:30 pm Hot Yoga Traditional – All Levels Ashley R 1 hour & 15 minutes
  • 6:30 pm New Tibetan 21™ – Int./Adv. Levels Tony B 1 hour

Fri July 24, 2015

  • 6:00 am Hot Yoga Traditional – All Levels Casie H (3) 1 hour
  • 8:45 am Hot Yoga Journey – All Levels Tony B (4) 1 hour
  • 10:00 am School House Rockin’ Yoga™ (School Visit) — Off Site Anice B 1 hour
  • 4:30 pm Hot Yoga Traditional – All Levels Joy W 1 hour & 15 minutes
  • 6:30 pm Hot Yoga Restorative – All Levels Anice B 1 hour

Sat July 25, 2015

  • 8:45 am Hot Yoga (Flow) Traditional -All Levels Tony B 1 hour
  • 10:30 am “skinny jeans plus” Yoga™ — All Levels — Anice B 1 hour
  • 4:30 pm Power Vinyasa Flow, ala Tony B. – All Levels . Tony B 1 hour.

Check them out online for more information about the studio and a detailed description of their classes, please go to the website:www.hotyogabowlinggreen.com. Or, go ahead and fan them onFacebook.

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WL2 and WR Events and Designs always give a free wedding consultation to get the ball rolling toward your special day.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, July 20th, 2015 1:00 PM CST

From WL2 and WR Events and Designs:

I always give a free wedding consultation to get the ball rolling toward your special day.

First question to looking forward to is, What’s your budget, how many people are you inviting, and what’s your dream venue?

These might be three questions rolled into one, but a good wedding planner will want to know your answers to these questions so they can get a sense of not only what kind of wedding you want to plan, but if you can realistically afford it.
So send me an email at werner_rose63@yahoo.com to reserve a spot for a free consultation for your wedding in 2016, we have spots open!

At the end of the day, the right planner will serve as an extension of you. They do all the “heavy-lifting” so that you can be a guest at your party or outing and provide you the opportunity to network effectively to make a favorable impression that will long be remembered by your guests.

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