Out Of My Mind On A Friday Mornin’

Will the Tigers make the World Series and win it?

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Yes I am guilty as charged. I have blogged less and less. The reason you may ask? Who has time? I have to spend at least an hour a day Tweeting and making sure the Tweets are less than 140 characters. Then I have make sure our position on Facebook is spot on. And how can I forget Pinterest. Oops, there are three more social darlings that I have to research as well that may take up another hour. So after all is said and done, between sleeping, eating, driving and social media I really only have about two hours left to work. Hence, my tardiness on doing my blog.

OK, so a bit of irony and humor. But if I was twenty-something, truth.

Stop on by tomorrow for a quarter-pound black angus dog right off the grill and a big slice of yummy pie. It’s a great way to say good-bye to summer and hello to fall.

The iPhone 5C and 5S goes on sale today. Analysts expect Apple to sell 6 million units over the weekend including pre-orders. I updated the software ios-7 on my 4S and it is sweet, very sweet. I’m opting for the 5S because I think Apple has something up their sleeves with the new 64-bit technology and fingerprint reader.

YIKES, you know it’s that time of year when Costco has their Christmas stuff out and our warehouse is stuffed with both CND and OPI holiday goods. But like summer, holiday goods will be gone in no time.

THE INDUSTRY SOURCE First Annual Store Beauty Event was a big success and we already have the date for 2014. Thanks everyone for making it a lot of fun.

The ForPro brand is hot and getting hotter. Best item for the holiday: Ultrasonic diffusers. They are selling like hotcakes.

Sports is on most everyone’s minds right now. Will the Tigers make it to the World Series? Is Michigan for real as they lucked out big time last week? Will MSU step to the plate against Notre Dame? And the Lions? SOL. How funny is that?

It’s a sad fact but true. Detroit earns the same amount of revenue from taxes from the three casinos as the entire city of Detroit property tax collections. Fascinating article in the Free Press last Sunday about the demise of Detroit. If Ficano is elected major, watch out for Dan Gilbert as he positions Detroit as his own city. His game plan is fully in place, now he needs Ficano to win.

Are you digging McDonald’s new egg white muffin and deep fried wings?

Airlines earned $3.5 billion from baggage fees last year. How about a $1 fee to use shampoo and conditioner at the back bar? Or how about $1 to put polish on when getting a manicure?

Groupon, Facebook, Apple iTunes radio and everything else has gone mobile. Who will own a computer in 5 years?

GO GREEN!

Happy Friday!

Out Of My Mind On A Friday Mornin’

Will the Tigers make the World Series and win it?

View Results

Yes I am guilty as charged. I have blogged less and less. The reason you may ask? Who has time? I have to spend at least an hour a day Tweeting and making sure the Tweets are less than 140 characters. Then I have make sure our position on Facebook is spot on. And how can I forget Pinterest. Oops, there are three more social darlings that I have to research as well that may take up another hour. So after all is said and done, between sleeping, eating, driving and social media I really only have about two hours left to work. Hence, my tardiness on doing my blog.

OK, so a bit of irony and humor. But if I was twenty-something, truth.

Stop on by tomorrow for a quarter-pound black angus dog right off the grill and a big slice of yummy pie. It’s a great way to say good-bye to summer and hello to fall.

The iPhone 5C and 5S goes on sale today. Analysts expect Apple to sell 6 million units over the weekend including pre-orders. I updated the software ios-7 on my 4S and it is sweet, very sweet. I’m opting for the 5S because I think Apple has something up their sleeves with the new 64-bit technology and fingerprint reader.

YIKES, you know it’s that time of year when Costco has their Christmas stuff out and our warehouse is stuffed with both CND and OPI holiday goods. But like summer, holiday goods will be gone in no time.

THE INDUSTRY SOURCE First Annual Store Beauty Event was a big success and we already have the date for 2014. Thanks everyone for making it a lot of fun.

The ForPro brand is hot and getting hotter. Best item for the holiday: Ultrasonic diffusers. They are selling like hotcakes.

Sports is on most everyone’s minds right now. Will the Tigers make it to the World Series? Is Michigan for real as they lucked out big time last week? Will MSU step to the plate against Notre Dame? And the Lions? SOL. How funny is that?

It’s a sad fact but true. Detroit earns the same amount of revenue from taxes from the three casinos as the entire city of Detroit property tax collections. Fascinating article in the Free Press last Sunday about the demise of Detroit. If Ficano is elected major, watch out for Dan Gilbert as he positions Detroit as his own city. His game plan is fully in place, now he needs Ficano to win.

Are you digging McDonald’s new egg white muffin and deep fried wings?

Airlines earned $3.5 billion from baggage fees last year. How about a $1 fee to use shampoo and conditioner at the back bar? Or how about $1 to put polish on when getting a manicure?

Groupon, Facebook, Apple iTunes radio and everything else has gone mobile. Who will own a computer in 5 years?

GO GREEN!

Happy Friday!

For Pro Harmony Ultrasonic Diffuser Delivers Pleasing Results

For Pro Harmony Ultrasonic Diffuser Delivers Pleasing Results

Back in the day, my first experience with aromatic diffusers was cones of incense. What an experience to walk into a “head shop” and there would be boxes of cone incense in as many as 100 fragrances. Along with the cones were the sticks but the cones were best since they burned longer. The problem with incense was that the end result was a mess and it was highly flammable while burning.

In the late 1990’s, the first decent aroma diffusers were introduced, these used a filter and a fan technique. The success of these were immediate but the issue was that the filter needed constant replacing and the fan burned out.

Natural diffusers were also introduced and still available. These are made of ceramic and use a tea light to heat essential oil. While good for supervised home use, they are not practical for commercial use.

The For Pro Harmony Ultrasonic Diffuser (#308342) is the latest innovation for diffusing essential oils. Ultrasonic technology cold diffuses  essential aromatherapy oils. The fine micro-particles go into the air as a mist without heat to protect the aroma solution. The great thing about this product is that it can be used without essential oils. It will purify air, generating negative ions to remove pollutants, bacteria, fine dust, smoke and viruses. It also helps to relieve depression, stress, fatigue and allow for better sleep.

ForPro Harmony Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

Another great thing about the Harmony is its ease of use. It comes with a refill cup and UL approved AC adapter. To use, simply remove the oval cap and you will see the fill well with a defined line to fill with water. Filtered water is best such as distilled as this will prevent clogging over long periods of use. Use the refill cup to fill to the line. Next add a few drops of essential oil. The brand I prefer is NOW. All NOW oils are 100% pure, natural and paraben-free. And you can’t beat the price. Since the oils are concentrated, more is not better so experiment. After filling replace the oval dome.

Next attach the 12V adapter plug to the base and plug in. You can adjust the setting to low, medium or high output, I like the high output to get going and then switching to low output once the room has the perfect scent. There are seven LED light combinations available (blue, light blue, dark blue, green, dark green, purple, and red). You can set the Harmony to cycle through all colors or press the button to hold the color of your choice.

The unit holds 150ml or 5 oz. of water and depending on the output you select will run for up to four hours without a refill. It features an auto-shutoff once the water runs out so no worry about burning out the unit when you are not around.

The unit is 100% quiet so you can use it in virtually any room and in any setting. And depending on the time of day, you can change the essential oils to reflect the mood you are trying to achieve.

Overall, excellent machine and best value for any ultrasonic diffuser. For high capacity options with a more bells and whistles, check out the For Pro Serenity Ultrasonic Diffuser (#308341).