Spring – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Mon, 21 May 2018 15:39:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 //wp.readers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Rea-newFavicon-2016-Final-32x32.png Spring – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 Have It All with 2-in-1 Reading Glasses! //wp.readers.com/blog/2-in-1-reading-glasses/ //wp.readers.com/blog/2-in-1-reading-glasses/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:10:03 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14731  If you’re anything like us, keeping track of your reading glasses tends to be a never-ending task. When you need them upstairs, they’re always downstairs. Sitting on the couch? You left them in the kitchen. And then you throw in a pair sunglasses to the equation and you have to keep track of two pairs […]

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 If you’re anything like us, keeping track of your reading glasses tends to be a never-ending task. When you need them upstairs, they’re always downstairs. Sitting on the couch? You left them in the kitchen. And then you throw in a pair sunglasses to the equation and you have to keep track of two pairs of glasses? Forget it. 

We’re here to make reading glasses shopping easier, but if we can also make your everyday life easier, we’re even more excited. That’s why we’re happy to show you two new styles of 2-in-1 reading glasses, made with you in mind. 

Magnetic Sun Readers

These styles are just like a regular pair of readers, but with a twist! In a snap, you can go from regular reader to sun reader thanks to the magnetic frame front, which allows the separate front piece with tinted lenses to attach to the frame. You can choose from several styles including fully magnified or bifocal, polarized, mirrored, or standard sun reader lenses.

 

Photochromic Readers

If you need readers to drive or enjoy the outdoors, we recommend a pair of our photochromic readers! When indoors, the fully magnified lenses on these styles are clear. Once you step outside and expose them to UV light, they gradually darken to tinted lenses. Readers → Sun Readers, it’s just that easy!

 

Want to see all of our sun reader options?  Shop all reading sunglasses >

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Top 10 Elements Of A Well Designed Flower Garden //wp.readers.com/blog/top-10-elements-of-a-well-designed-flower-garden/ //wp.readers.com/blog/top-10-elements-of-a-well-designed-flower-garden/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:24:26 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14282   With the weather warming up, it’s totally normal to start fantasizing about days spent in the garden, and the gorgeous blooms you will begin planting. Before you begin purchasing all of your new florals, here are 10 elements to help you create a well balanced flower garden that will have you recreating those magazine […]

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With the weather warming up, it’s totally normal to start fantasizing about days spent in the garden, and the gorgeous blooms you will begin planting. Before you begin purchasing all of your new florals, here are 10 elements to help you create a well balanced flower garden that will have you recreating those magazine worthy gardens you’ve always wanted.

1. Line

Consider the line being created by whatever you are planting. Whether you’re using straight, curved, horizontal, vertical, or various line combinations, the use of lines throughout your garden draws the eye to points of interest or pathways throughout the garden.

2. Texture

Using different textures throughout your garden is a great way to add visual interest. A simple grass plant against leafy green foliage adds eye-catching variety to your garden. Experimenting with different textures is a great way to  find unique combinations and spice up the look of your garden.


3. Form


Define a particular area or outline a border with plants that provide form. Shrubs, such as Boxwood, and miniature trees are a great way to add dimension and a look of completeness to your area.


4. Pattern

Using patterns is a great way to reinforce the rhythm and the look of your garden. Patterns can make it easy for you to incorporate different textures and colors into one complete look. You can also use patterns to highlight various florals, foliage, or focal points.

5. Balance

When adding to your garden you’ll want to be careful not to draw more attention to one side of the garden than you do the other side. Before you get started, decide if you want your garden to be symmetrical (equal on both sides) or asymmetrical (more emphasis on one side). This will making placement decisions much simpler and help you achieve visual balance.

6. Contrast

Adding an element of contrast provides a sense of visually pleasing tension between elements. To create contrast you can incorporate the previously mentioned elements such as form, texture, and color. Be careful not to mix too many elements, as too much can begin to look unorganized and chaotic. Contrast can be as simple as adding lava rock to your garden to provide a contrast of texture.

7. Color

Color is undeniably the most popular gardening element. Reflect various seasonal looks and show off your personality by incorporating your favorite color schemes. Whether you lean towards single color gardens, or prefer to combine several colors of flowers, color is the icing on top of a well balanced garden.

8. Proportion

It is important to take into consideration the size of the area that you are planting in. For instance if you are lining your driveway, small rows of flowers would more than likely not make sense. However, trees or shrubbery would be a more proportional option and provide visually pleasing accents for your driveway.

9. Location

Before purchasing your plants, make sure they can accommodate the amount of sun that your flower garden receives. Most plants have tags that tell you whether they should receive shade, partial sun, or full sun.

 

10. Spacing

Be sure to place plants about as far apart as each plant’s ultimate reach. When placed too close together, plants can become stunted. For example, a perennial that grows 24 inches wide should be about 20 to 24 inches from its neighbors.

 

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Top Reads for Spring Vacations //wp.readers.com/blog/top-reads-for-spring-vacations/ //wp.readers.com/blog/top-reads-for-spring-vacations/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:44:18 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14194 The welcomed arrival of March means that the long anticipated spring season is upon us. Many people are beginning to plan their spring vacations and get excited about the outdoor activities that come with spring. One outdoor activity that many look forward to doing on their vacation or time-off is reading. As you begin to […]

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The welcomed arrival of March means that the long anticipated spring season is upon us. Many people are beginning to plan their spring vacations and get excited about the outdoor activities that come with spring. One outdoor activity that many look forward to doing on their vacation or time-off is reading. As you begin to compile your spring vacation reading list, we have a few suggestions for you.  

Year of Yes
By: Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes

If you’re hoping to return from your vacation refreshed and inspired then you definitely should consider “Year of Yes,” by Shonda Rhimes. In “Year of Yes,” Shonda Rhimes, author and talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, chronicles how saying “Yes” to the unexpected challenges that came her way ended up changing her life. Rhimes demonstrates how saying “Yes” can change your life too.

The Girl on the Train
By: Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

Want to add a little suspense and thrill to your vacation? If so, “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins will do just that. “The Girl on the Train” turns a London suburban neighborhood upside down when an unexpected murder occurs on their very street. Readers will easily get sucked into this mystery as they follow along while the main character, Rachel, who is fascinated by the couple, tries to help solve the puzzle.

The Light Between Oceans
By: M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans

“The Light Between Oceans,” by M.L. Stedman finds its way into your heart as it grapples with isolation and and courage in the face of great loss. When a barren couple finds that a boat has washed to shore carrying a baby and a dead man they are torn between their moral principles and their desire for a baby. The choice they ultimately make will devastate one of them.

Commonwealth
By:Ann Patchett

Commonwealth

“Commonwealth,” by Ann Patchett is a love story that offers themes of family, politics, love, and humor. Readers are able to relate to this book as it plays out like a conversation among friends and portrays the impact love has on conjoining families from different backgrounds. This is a lighthearted read perfect for the beach.

Settle for More
By: Megyn Kelly

Settle for More

In her new book, “Settle for More,” author Megyn Kelly sends an empowering message to women as she goes behind the scenes of her professional career as one of the most respected journalists and speaks on what it means to “settle for more.” Kelly distills challenges she has faced as a professional woman, working mother, approaching gender in the workplace, and how she embraced the challenge of “being so good they can’t ignore you.”

When Breath Becomes Air
By: Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air

“When Breath Becomes Air,” by Paul Kalanithi is a contemplative and deep read that brings forth questions that are perfect for meditating on while taking time off. Author Paul Kalanithi had spent almost a decade of his life training as a neurosurgeon, when at the age of 36 he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. As a medical student Kalanithi was obsessed with the question of, “what makes a virtuous and meaningful life,” and now as a patient he is confronted with his own mortality.

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