Your Name Is What? Again, May I Ask!

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Don’t get embarrassed anymore. Work at the importance of remembering names.


How many times have you met someone, introduced yourself and asked their name….. only to forget it 5 seconds later? Embarrassing! I’ve done that and beat myself up for it. It’s especially horrible when they remember your name without a hitch. It’s not that I don’t feel each person I meet or speak with isn’t important; quite the opposite. Somehow, I am trying so hard to make sure I hear the name and remember it, but once we start to speak about whatever, there goes the name. I haven’t used it within the first few seconds of getting it, so it leaves. Goodbye name. Now, I must fit it into our conversation to ask for it again. Embarrassing, especially when they remember yours.

Below is what I recently read on the internet, and this is what to do to remember a person’s name. Try the example below and see if it works for you. You may end up with a variation of what is suggested, but at least you’ll be aware of the problem and possibly a solution for you.

“Work specifically on names. If you remember a new acquaintance’s name, you demonstrate that that he or she is important to you. Conversely, if you never remember names, you may appear careless. It’s worth spending some time to create a specific framework to help you remember names. There are 30 female first names and 30 male first names that account for the vast majority of the names you’ll encounter in the U.S. So make a list and come up with a picture association for each of these names. Something like Mike = motorbike or Helen (of Troy) = ships or Richard (the Lionhearted) = a crown. When you meet a Richard for the first time, you picture him with a crown on his head. Or when you meet a Helen, you picture her on a ship laying siege to Troy. Get the idea?”

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149 Bourbon Chicken

149 bourbon chicken 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce

Heat oil in a large skillet.
Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.
Remove chicken.
Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium Heat until well mixed and dissolved.
Add chicken and bring to a hard boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Serve over hot rice and ENJOY.

This recipe originated by Lin Marie on Food.com

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First Impression: What Do You THINK and How Do You REALLY Feel?

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Today, I am writing about First Impressions. For several years, before I decided to go into professional decorating and consulting, I  spoke to people in organizations about the importance of Making a Great First Impression. I talked about how important it was for us to become aware of our actions and responses to what we initially see and hear. Today, I am bringing to you this same topic and relating it to home and lifestyle. My question then and now remains the same. How do we become aware of our first impressions? I believe having pre-conceived thoughts about what ‘we think’ can possibly be unhealthy for growth if it’s putting all sorts of pre-conceived notions in our mind. If you have been a supporter of what we do and/or our blog, we thank you so much. Please continue and invite others. We cannot conduct our business without you. Our focus is always to create a great first impression. We care about your thoughts concerning home and lifestyle. Thus, our blog today on making a First Impression.

POINT: What are your daily first impressions? Have you ever made pre-conceived notions about a person, place or thing? I bet, if you’re honest, you saying ‘yep…been there and done that’. I know I have. When I have the opportunity to check out the person, place or thing, I often come back with a whole new way of thinking. Sometimes, pointing out to myself how wrong it can be to prejudge. A First Impression again is often a lasting impression. This maybe good, but in certain circumstances, it may deprive you of the experience of learning more about the subject. For example, if you’re thinking of purchasing a home, you need to go see the home without a lot of preconceived notions. I agree, you may have the option of seeing it online, but there is nothing like seeing it in person. Go with what you have and be open to check it out. You may so happy with the home, and sometimes it’s more than seeing a house for sale. It may be meeting a new person and considering a home that will be a reward in your life.

POINT: What about meeting someone for the first time? Have an open mind as you contemplate meeting someone new. Get to know them by listening to their experiences, and then you’ll have time to share yours. Their experience is not theirs or visa-versa. You want to do this so you don’t ruin your First Impression based on a great or not-so-great experience. Remember, they are probably having the same thoughts that you are. But, even with that, we do not want to fix our minds (and hearts) on something one way or the other until we see and experience it.  Preconception can cause a negative reaction to something that might have been really positive. Let things flow as they should, so minds and hearts are open. Maybe, you’re trying to present a product or service to a possible client. If you don’t succeed in presenting positively the first time, try again at another time. Don’t let negativity set in as your First Impression. We all have had these experiences or have been on the receiving end.

I ask you…. do you have a second chance to make A first impression?

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Repurpose Your Space

A quick blog just to talk about the Repurpose of Your Interior Space.


Remake Kitchen Chairs

Repurpose your space! I love to take the space given and use it in a different way. Bring new life to the room, when you are tired of looking at it the same way for months and maybe years. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact, you may be able to create a look to the room that goes far beyond what you imagined in the best way.





Most recently, I decided to update some chairs that go with our kitchen table. I decided, because of my love for color, that I had to find a way to incorporate color into my redesign of this set. Boy, am I glad I made the choice I  did. I even decided once I painted the chairs to get fabric to match. So happy I did that. The table has legs which I colored the same colors, leaving the top as it was, because it was a solid color of light grey. I actually made a runner for the table made the same pattern of colors on the chairs. I am so glad I didn’t dispose of this set (at least not yet).

Accentuate Home Styling & Consulting is going to be adding more blogs items to our website. We love to bring fun and useful information to our readers. This is why I am asking you to keep coming back. We will be talking right to you in topics related to home and lifestyle. We want you comments, so I hope you will take time to make comments (that are useful and purposeful) to our readers. Visit us at http://accentuatehomestyling.com . Thanks for visiting.

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Color Talk

Color Talk - Begin to discover how you can use colors within your interior space, as it lifts you up and invigorates you daily. The eyes of the world see in color, And it is beautiful.

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Cucumber and Avocado Spread…Yum!

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1 large organic English cucumber (or 2)

3 ripe avocados

1/4 cup capers

1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt

freshly cracked black pepper

2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine + more for plating

1/8 cup fresh dill, chopped fine



It’s a good idea to grab more cucumbers than you need for this recipe as some pieces could break and you only use the middle part not the thin sides that will be cut. You don’t want to run out. Wash and dry the cucumbers. Use a mandolin to cut thin slices all the way through. Keep slicing the sides until you reach the full centre. Be careful that they don’t break. (the thin pieces could be saved for a salad or eaten up or composted).

In a bowl, mush all the avocado meat and add in all the other ingredients and mix.

Lay out each cucumber slice and layer a coat of the avocado spread all the way across. Start to roll on one side until you reach the end. Be sure to have some avocado spread at the end (without any capers) to act like glue to seal them up at the end.

Dress up with extra parsley and capers and serve!

(In the heat of the summer, be sure that the avocado doesn’t tolerate the heat well, so be mindful of that and serve these as appetizers so they’re eaten up quick or keep them in the fridge until serving time.)


(A Printerest Recipe)

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Asian Salmon-Brocolli w/ Cheese & Potatoes au Gratin


Asian Salmon-Brocolli-Cheese & Potatoes Au Gratin


2 1/4 pounds center-cut salmon fillet (1 1/2 inches thick)
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon toasted (dark) sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chili paste
1/2 cup sliced scallions (2 scallions)
2 tablespoons minced garlic (8 large cloves)
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

Line an 8 by 12-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Place the salmon in the pan.

In a mixing cup, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, lemon juice, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, chili paste, scallions, garlic, and ginger. Pour 1/3 of soy sauce mixture over the salmon fillet. Sprinkle the panko evenly over the fillet. Pour the rest of the soy sauce mixture evenly over the panko. Be sure to soak the panko completely and if any runs off, spoon back onto the salmon. Set aside for 15 minutes, leaving all the sauce in the pan.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Roast the salmon for 18 to 20 minutes, or for about 12 minutes per inch at the thickest part of the salmon. The internal temperature will be 120 degrees F on a meat thermometer when it’s done. Remove from the oven, wrap tightly with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/elis-asian-salmon-recipe.html?oc=linkback

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Your Ideas Matter! You Matter.


Hello DIY decorators,

Spring 2014 is coming! It’s time to consider renewing the interior space of home/office. Got ideas? We do too? Let’s talk!
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Personal & Home Image..Which Is Most Important to You?



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As I begin this blog, I want to wish you a warm ‘hello’. You see, I always greet others before I get into a conversation. What I want to write about today is Personal & Home Image….Which Is More Important to You?

I have been thinking about image… again. I used to give a class on exhibiting positive image and being aware of perception. So, do you think this applies to your home, inside and out? I am, at this time, more interested in making you aware that it all sort of blends together. You are who you are, and your home is who you are. It all has importance to you and the ideas you have about your lifestyle will compliment your home, and your home compliments you. We are your E-Decorating company.  Yes, we can help you online or in person.

What do you like and how may we help you? I am talking about the choice and style of the clothes you wear, the colors that ‘call your name’, the fit and style of the garment. Does it do you justice? Do you receive compliments? Think how closely related these choices are to your home choices. And, I am interested in the type of furnishings, decor, accessories, colors, and what makes a statement in your mind. What type of home do you feel comfortable in? I just checked with Wikepedia and counted well over 100+type of homes types with different descriptions. I was surprised to find so many. I never even thought there were so many types of homes. As a decorator, I become so wrapped up in client thoughts, feelings and decisions. I am excited to learn about their color choices and imagination, paints and designs, ideas for application and living in surroundings that feel very comfortable, but yet, different (not the traditional),

So, what if you hadn’t given this much though and wanted to determine which is most important to you? Or, is it an even wash covering both your personal and home image? Here are some things to consider.

1.  Figure out what is important to you within your lifestyle and home.

2.  Become inspired (think of all the places and things you’ve admired – then select one or two) as a possible beginning to interior change.

3.  Using colors: think about how you will use the space. Does a particular room(s) have windows, places in the room where the sun shines brighter in the morning then the afternoon and how is it in artificial light? Just let your imagination fly.

4. What are your ideas for the room (don’t know, you can contact us). We can help you discover them.

5. Give yourself the okay to try something different.

6. Think outside of your comfort box.,

7. Become creative (you don’t think you are). I bet you are more creative then you think.

8.Don’t be afraid. Learn what’s available to you concerning your personality and homestyle.

Accentuate Home Styling & Consulting (http://accentuatehomestyling.com) is your assistant in addressing the comfort and changes to your interior space.  All you have to do is contact us. What could be easier then that? It’s just a simple conversation between the two of us. We are interested in hearing your plans and helping you come up with exciting ideas that will cause you to think outside of your comfort box. This is the only way you discover the other part of you (your real creative side). We are an E-Decorating company, which means we work with you online. This is the day, the time and the opportunity to learn more about yourself (will do this all of our life). We can never stop learning and that means about ourselves. So, think about this. Your Personal & Home Image..Which is Most Important to you? 

Happy Discovery…. Your Image Day!