Monday, January 25, 2010

Birthday Gifts for Aquarius (January 21 to February 19)

Aquarius 'The water bearer' is original and intelligent with a wild and unruly side; they are willing to experiment with anything. They are intellectual in nature and most are lively and social. They tend to be opinionated, highly experimental with an independent streak. They can be unpredictable and stubborn. One minute they can be very expressive, interesting and active and suddenly they become moody and uncaring. On the good side, they are very friendly, good listeners and care deeply for their friends with strong humanitarian ideals and supportive of big causes.

The most important thing to remeber is that they do not like ordinary things. They have a very unconventional taste and tend to stand out from the crowd.

They love good food and friends, so a big birthday party with lots of friends and delicious food is a good idea. Or if you want to skip the birthday party, and put together a very nice food basket. 

Customized Gift get to choose the items from Worth A Fortune - Your one stop candy shop!

DaSweetzpot JANUARY Birthday Garnet Pomegranate Jam Jelly from DaSweetZpot

Antiques and handmade eclectic items are perfect.  They are future-oriented and interested in science and technology. Science-base games, brain teasers, Books, new techy gadgets, computers and computer accessories are suitable gifts.

1927 - Houdinis Big Little Book of Magic - Fascinating Puzzles, tricks, and Mysterious Stunts from Stories Divinations

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pleasantly Surprised at the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts)

Detroit Institute of Arts: Detroit, MI
We visited DIA few weeks ago, and I was pretty impressed with all the renovations and the new look.  In fact I was so excited about our visit that I thought I share some of the highlights with you. 

The first thing that caught my eye was this Chinese Money Tree.  When the kids were small, I used to tell them that 'Money didn't grow on trees', I guess I was wrong and there is a money tree after all.
Here is the famous Rivera Court (the murals painted by Diego Rivera), even though I have seen it several times, every time is like the first time.   Check out this slide show courtesy of Flickr

Friday, January 8, 2010

Finally, Snow in Michigan

I know the rest of the country has seen a lot more snow, but this is the first real snow in Michigan.  

This is the view from my home office window.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birthday Gifts for Capricorn (December 21 to January 20)

Those born under this sign are responsible, reliable, practical, ambitious and disciplined.  They are extremely patient with a great personality and sense of humor.  They are seen as being diplomatic, cautious, thoughtful and reserved.   Their birthstone is Garnet and their color is deep red.

Their past time activities consists of antique shopping

Victorian Bohemian Garnet Bangle Bracelet from Antiquing On Line   (I wish I was a Capricorn, so I can get this bracelet as a birthday gift).

GOLD Silver Infinity Pyrope Victorian GARNET Ring C. 1875 from boylerpf jewelry