Boom! 4th of July Holiday Fireworks Shows

4th of July weekend guide
There are plenty of places to go for the 4th!

The 4th of July is one of my favorite times of the year, full of backyard BBQ’s, lazy days at Table Rock Lake, and fireworks.  What can be more American than that?

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With the holiday weekend approaching there are celebrations happening all around the Ozarks.  Below is a list of several fireworks displays around the Ozarks.  There are many opportunities to watch the night sky to light up celebrating Independence Day.

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Feng Shui

Adding Feng Shui to your home does not have to be a big complicated process, you can start by adding just a few basic elements.

Feng shui examines how objects and their placement within the home affect the energy flow in your living environment.  The thought is these objects affect your personal energy flow, that in turn affects the success of your personal and professional life.  Feng shui is the simple interaction of people and their environment.  By altering these interactions, feng shui allows you to influence these interacting energies to achieve specific life improvements.

Start by clearing out the clutter from your home. This is an important step in creating harmonious Feng Shui atmosphere in your home. The process off getting rid of old clutter can be very cathartic and help you to lighten the load, so to speak.  Start by clearing the entryway of your home to let the chi flow right in.

The five Feng Shui elements are wood, water, fire, earth, and metal. These elements can also be accomplished with shapes, wood-rectangular, fire-triangular, earth-square, metal-round, water-wavy.  The wood element relates to natural growth and vibrant health.  The fire element brings high energy levels, fuels passion, and sparks creativity.  The earth element helps to generate nourishment, knowledge, and stability in your life. 

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What Room Colors Should I Use?

Best Room Colors?  I am often asked what is the best color to paint different rooms in my house?  While a lot of it has to do with personal preference there can be a bit of science to it as well.

The good news is painting a room is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of a room.  Colors act in three basic ways; active, passive, and neutral.  You can easily match every rooms colors to your tastes and rooms functionality.  Lighter colors make a room seem light and airy, and ultimately appear larger.  Darker colors are sophisticated and warm, making a room appear more intimate.

Living rooms work well with warm colors like reds, oranges and yellows, and earth tones like brown and beige. The warm and earth tones are thought to promote conversation. “These are colors that encourage people to sit around and talk,” says Kate Smith, a color consultant in Lorton, Va. “You feel the warmth, the connection with other people.”

Warm colors work well in kitchens. If you are trying to diet you might want to avoid reds as it can increase the appetite. Since many kitchen appliances are void of much color you might want to consider adding vibrant splashes of color.

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