Thursday, July 30, 2009

How To Choosing The Right flooring for you

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If you are thinking about the flooring in your home these are some of the choices that you have to choose from. Concrete is a choice for inside and outside of the home.

Hardwood floors are beautiful. You can go green if you choose.

If you choose natural stone flooring these are some things to help it stay just as beautiful today and for years down the road.

Different kinds of carpets. How to care for the carpet that you choose.

Cleaning the carpet and stain guardSierra Stone floors are beautiful and long lasting. As the video shows you can have all kinds of patterns made in the flooring.


How to choose that perfect ceramic tiles for your room?

There are other choice to choose from. All that you have to do is find the one that you like the best for your home.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Using Shapes and Patterns In Your Room Decor!


Shapes in the furniture.






















These square and rectangles could be used as a back splash in the kitchen or wall art in the living room to give a pop of color and add interest. The square and rectangles could be used in other parts of the room to keep it tied together.















Same with the circles.








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The diamonds add interest to these things that can be used throughout the room.






















These pieces can be repeated throughout the room. These are patterns























Look at the many ways that this pattern can be used in different areas of the room.


It adds interest, flow and continuity to the room.


























The use of patterns and shapes in the room can make it unified and add interest to the room.























Look at the different ways that trees are shown in different things that can be used in different parts of the room.















How would you use different shapes and patterns to add to the decor of the room? We would like to hear about it. Leave your comments please.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Look What They Are Doing To Our Food?

This is sometime that the media is not talking about. This is something that we all need to know about. It is our food that they are concerned about. Are you growing your own food? You might think differently after reading this. This is on Facebook about how our food is grown, why the costs are going up so much. Go to: Growing our food See for your self what they are doing and some of the laws that they are trying to get past.



If you are growing your own food than you know what is on them. Even if you are in an apartment there are way to grow some of it yourself.



Please leave your comments. We would like to know your opinions on this issue.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Friday, July 24, 2009

Liven Up Your Room With Colorfull Accessories!

Part 4

Accessories add the finishing touch to your rooms. They help to spread the color though out the room to make it feel like it is tied together. These are some of the things that you can use to accessorize the room.
* Pillows, they come is so many colors, sizes, shapes. They can add so much to the room.
* Vases, they come in many colors, sizes and shapes.
* Paintings
* Nick Knacks
* Flowers

To name a few things that can help you with this.

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Color is so important, it can help to tie everything together. How can you use more colors in your rooms with accessories? We would love to hear what you have done. Please leave your comments.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Adding Color To Your Rooms, How Do You Choose?

Part 3 Tips on choosing the pain color for your rooms.

Choose a combination of colors. Two, three or four colors. Choose one of the colors to be the main color. Use the other colors as accents. Some colors are more bold than others. Red is one that can be overpowering if to much of it is used. Green, blue, and violet are colors that can calm you.

A good way to find what works well together is to look at magazines that talk about home decor find one that you like the colors of. See how they have used the colors and do that in your home.
This is a good place to go to get ideas, you can post your room and see what others have to say that might help you. If you see other rooms that you like that you can use for inspiration. Go to:
Rate My Space
Color Splash

If you have fabric that you like and it has more than one color. Choose some colors from that fabric, that means that they will all work together. They already do in the fabric. If it is the curtains and furniture take the color from them. The colors of the room need to go with the colors that you already have or it will not work.

Please leave your comments. We love to read the comments that you have made.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Sunday, July 19, 2009

How Are Different Colors Made?

Part 2

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Primary colors: red, yellow, and blue.

Primary colors are the main colors that all other colors are made from by two of these colors.

Secondary colors: orange, green, and violet.

Secondary colors are two of the primary colors mixed in equal parts- yellow and blue =green,
red and yellow = orange, red and blue=violet.

Tertiary colors: are two colors that are mixed in equal parts, a primary color and a secondary color to make a third color.
Yellow and green =yellow green
green and blue=blue green
blue and violet = blue violet
violet and red = red violet
red and orange = red orange
orange and yellow= yellow orange
This video went over Complementary colors like: red and green. Colors across from one another on the color wheel.
Analogous colors like: orange,red orange,red. Three colors next to each other on the color wheel.
Split-complementary with colors like: red, yellow green, blue green. The colors on both sides of the green and the red.
Triad colors: red,yellow, blue. It can be any three colors that are evenly spaced like these are.
The square and the rectangle both use four colors. For the square, colors like: yellow orange, red, blue violet, and green. The rectangle could use these colors: yellow, red, violet, and green.
( we will go into more of these tomorrow.)


If you choose to use different shades of the same color, they are called tints, shades and tones.
Tint is adding white to the color blue,blue,blue, blue.
Shade is adding black to the color green, green, green, green.
Tone is adding gray to the color gray, gray, gray,gray

This is why it is difficult to choose colors for your home. There are so many colors to choose from. All the different groups of colors that you can choose from. If you are using groups of colors, what color do you want more of and the rest are used as accents.

Please leave your comments, we love to hear from you.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing unscrambled"


Friday, July 10, 2009

Awards That We Were Given And That We In Return Give To Others

We have gotten two awards from our good Friends Hugo and Roxanne. You can visit their blog and see what it is all about. We thank them. This is our list of blog friends that we would like to honor with these awards. They are friends from both of our blogs.

Best blog award and A lovely blog award. They are now going to:


1. Susan@ Garden variety Susan does such a beautiful job of helping with the gardens and all the good information that she gives all the time.

2. Design happens Because you give us so many great ideas for the home inside and out. That is why we keep coming back to visit your blog, for the great ideas and it is fun.

3. Carolyn@Sweet home and garden Chicago The great ideas that Carolyn shows in her blog of gardening and other ideas. It is a pleasure to read her blog.

4. Christina@ Full house How she does what she does just amazes us. To have twin girl and triplet boys and all the fun that she has with her full house. The ideas for making her home beautiful and fun. You have to see it to believe it. Wonderful blog. She takes beautiful photos as well.

5. Ecologue For things that can help you to live green in your life.

6. Vanessa@ Urban Garden Casual For very good gardening ideas for the Urban setting this is a great blog to read and enjoy.

7. Roger@Kitchen gardeners international For even more ideas and helpful thing for the garden, this is a blog to enjoy.

8. Thanate@Nice home live If you are needing help with ideas for remodeling your home this is a great blog for ideas and tips to help you do that.

9. Lauren @ Material Girls
This is a great place to learn about the decor in your home and how to bring it all together and look its best. From the pro's of decor to you on this great blog.

These are some of our favorite blogs from Marketing Unscrambled, we hope that you enjoy them as well.

10. Hugo and Roxanne @ Believe, Achieve Because you have a lovely blog that we enjoy reading. We send it back to you as well.

11. Hilary@positive letters It is ok if you can not do this we honor you. The meaning of what your blog is all about is why we honor you. They are positive letters to your mother in her remaining days to make them as happy as you can. For all the love and caring that you give to her with your letters. We thank you for them. So we share them with others.

12. Giovanna@imperfect action We love reading your blog. Thank you for all the help that you have given.

13. Peter@Car enthusiast online For all the great information that you give to us about car and the car industry.

14. Shaw@filling the missing link For helping us to see that we are not that different from each other, if you have come from Japan or from the US.

15. Jacques@ Creating wealth that lasts You help us get our duck in a row as to our financial health. Always good to read and learn from you.

16. Andrew@Help! My Business For the best help that we can get in helping our business to grow and have more fun on your TV video blog. It is always entertaining as well as what you teach.

17. The 147 Ways to market it To help you with marketing using Social Networking site.

18. Izzy@Izzy video To learn more about shooting video for what ever reason that you would like to use it. Business or for the fun of it.

This is more than 15 but we are doing two blogs. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.

Add the givers link to your post and give your 15 favorite blogs. We put why we like them so much as well as a link to them. You do not have to do that just a link to the person that you are giving the award to. Let them know in the comment area of the blog that you are giving the award to. This lets others know of the good sites that you have found that they might enjoy as well. It gives everyone more traffic as well. Enjoy the giving and the sharing.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Choosing Colors For Your Room, What Mood Do You Want To Set?

Part 1

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Choosing the colors for your room can be difficult sometimes. These are some of the questions that you should ask yourself before starting to choose colors:
* What mood do I want to have in the room? Relaxing or upbeat...
* What look are you going for? Formal, informal...
* Is it a child's room or an adult? Is it for a male or female?
* What Style are you using? South West, Spanish, Country, French Country...
* What is the room to be used for? Home office, formal living, dining room...
* Are you wanting to move soon?

These are but a few questions that could be asked to help you get the right colors in the room. The video give some different uses of color that can help you.

Now that you have some ideas after answering these questions and others that you might come up with. If you want a more relaxing room it is best to choose from the cool side of the color wheel. These colors would be yellow green, green, blue green,blue,blue violet,violet. If you want a more upbeat room choose colors from the warm side of the color wheel. These colors are: yellow, yellow orange, orange, red orange, red, red violet. Some of these colors can be very overwhelming. If you do not what that use that color in accessories throughout the room.

More on choosing room colors tomorrow. Please leave a comment. We love to read them.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

If You Are On A Budget, Adding Color To The Room Can Dress Up Any Room!

Adding a painting to a wall makes a statement. You can find cheap artwork for your wall that you enjoy and it will say something about you. Some people like to add a painting to a wall to create a focal point in a room and it does it well. It will surprise you the difference a picture or a painting will make in a room.
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Creating your own art is a good way to add some of your personality into the room.

Adding colorful rugs to a drab room will make an amazing difference with the look and feel. A rug can brighten up and make the room look brand new.

Depending on the style of your furniture, you might consider an area rug as your center point in the room. You will be surprised with the difference you can make by laying out an area rug.

Adding color with your accessories is another good way to have color in the room. Pillows, vases, decorative items are a few ways to add color around the room not just on the walls. These things can tie all the room together with different colors.

We would love to read your comments about how you have used color in your rooms

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

This Is To Say Well Done To Salt Lake City

This is something of interest to those that garden. This something that we just came across that we thought that you would like. We just wanted to say well done. This is a way to keep the vacant lots from becoming an eye soar. Salt Lake City started this maybe other cities would be willing to do this. Check it out at: Salt Lake City . It will help feed some people. Hope you like it as much as we did. It is called "Portable garden boxes." Well done SLC.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Monday, July 6, 2009

If You Are On A Budget, Adding Color To The Room Can Dress Up Any Room!

Part 4 (click to see the videos)

You can spruce up any room at a low cost. There are many things that you can do without having to spend a lot of money. Many of the items you can purchase to liven up a room include paint, paintings, rugs and if you are good at taking photos put them into a frame for a personal tough.

White walls can be very boring in a new home or apartment (ask if you can change the wall color in the apartment, some places do not let you paint the walls.) You might not have a lot of money to spend for decorating or design but you need to do something.

Painting the walls can make a really big difference in a room. Some people favor sponge painting because it looks as if the paint changes the texture in the walls.

However, finding the right paint can create a mood in the room you are looking for that is pleasurable and calming. It can also be bright and upbeat. In a later post we will go into choosing the colors. You can use one color or more that one color.

Please leave your comments, we love to read them. Others can learn from what you say as well.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

If You Are On A Budget You Can Still Add Style To Your Home!

Part 3

This is something that you can do with tile that you find that are salvaged, from a close out sale, remnants at a local store, if you have leftovers from other projects.These kinds of things can save you money. This rainbow of tile can be used in the kitchen on a back splash, bathroom. It can be used on the floor, to decorate a wall. you can use any size or color, they can go in any order that you want them in.




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If you have something that you are not using any more for the purpose that you got it for. Don't get rid of it, turn it into something that you can use in your home (if it is good condition) like this laundry station. It would brighten any laundry room to have this very useful piece of furniture in it.



















The finished product-look at how beautiful it turned out to be.
What ever you can think of to use in a different manner can be done like this was.












These are some places that you can find things to help you in the style of your home. Places like Lumber liquidator is a great place for flooring for less money. Factory Direct you skip the middle man, so that you get it for a lower cost. Look for close out sales on product that are being discontinued. If you have smaller areas try remnants at most stores ( ask about it, if you can not find it on your own.) Salvage is an other way to find things that you can use. These are things that have been taken out of buildings or homes before they are torn down.

With some of these things you really need to be able to use your imagination and think outside the box.

If you have a small sink area in a bathroom try remnants if you want granite counter tops. If you have an island in the kitchen put granite on it and it will help the rest of the kitchen look high end without the big price tag. Make sure that the rest of the counter tops are not extra cheap when using granite on the island.

Small changes can make a big difference.


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If you change the counter tops and paint the cabinets, paint the rest of the room. Then the room looks like it has been redone. At a fraction of the cost. This saves a lot of stuff going to the land fills.


Your home can look wonderful and not cost you an arm and a leg in doing it. Experiment a little see how it turns out. If it turns out good keep working at it a little at a time.

Magazines like Do It Yourself can help you come up with ideas to help you get started. Find photos from other magazines that you like the style of and use the style and go from there.

We would love to hear your success stories. Leave a comments please.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"