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Snow Plow or Electric Snow Shovel

Snow Plow or Electric Snow Shovel

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Do You Shovel the Snow in Your Driveway?

Electric Snow ShovelIf you live in a climate that has all four seasons like I do, or even a climate that just has one and that one is winter, you spend a lot of time shoveling snow from your driveway and sidewalks every winter season.  Shoveling snow can be back breaking, exhausting work, and when the snow falls, it can fall for days, sometimes weeks on end, making snow removal very tiresome.

To make the task of shoveling snow easier, you can hire a snow plow service, but that can be expensive.  For moderate levels of snow, a snow blower or electric snow shovel are good options to clear your own driveway of snow, especially if your driveway is not too long.  Or you can buy a snow plow attachment for your own vehicle and clear your own driveway of snow, and even make some money by plowing the snow for your neighbors.

Whatever you plan to do to shovel snow, take care not to over extend yourself shoveling snow.  People die every year because they are not used to the level of exercise that is needed when shoveling a driveway with a manual shovel.

Electric Snow Shovels

Electric snow shovels are a good tool to have on hand for moderate snowfalls.  Electric snow shovels throw the snow, allowing you to clear your walkway, sidewalks, and driveway in a much faster amount of time than a manual shovel.  Electric snow shovels are small, so they are good for smaller spaces, and areas that you need to turn around quickly to clear the snow out.

Electric snow shovels do not take a lot of storage space, not too much more than a traditional snow shovel making them a good tool for cottages, condominiums, and apartments.

Electric Snow Shovel

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Snow Blowers Move More Snow

Snow blowers clear a wider and larger area more quickly of snow than an electric snow shovel.  A snow blower blows the cleared snow through a shoot further than most electric snow shovels, and works better in situations where you have a heavy snowfall.

Snow blowers also handle well in a driveway that already has snow piled up from previous snow plowing or blowing and will continue to clear the area of snow and pile it up on top of the previous piles.

Snow blowers do need more storage space than an electric snow shovel, so they are best if you have a shed or garage to put your show blower in.

Snow Blowers

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Plowing the Snow Yourself

The easiest way to clear your driveway quickly is with a snow plow.  Snow plows work best in areas that get regular heavy snowfalls each winter for an extended period of time.  You can buy a plow attachment for your vehicle, or you can hire a snow plow service.

If you buy a snow plow attachment for your own truck or vehicle, practice driving it in a parking lot where there is a lot of room before you go in and out of narrow driveways.  No need to plow right into your own or neighbor's house.

Especially if you live on a farm, or in a rural area, a snow plow or a combination snow plow and another shovel are your best bet.  Snow plows, snow blowers and snow shovels can be purchased on eBay both new and used from reliable eBay sellers.  You can get parts for your snow plow also.  eBay sellers are rated by how many sales they have had and their feedback, so you can check other people's experience before you buy on eBay.

You may find that a seller is right in your local area, and you can pick up the snow plow right from their store.

As to shoveling your own driveway by hand, I recommend saving the manual shovel for small jobs like clearing your front steps, and leaving the big jobs to your electric snow machines.

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Hammers

Hammers

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HammerWhoever conceived the idea of cracking a nut with a rock unknowingly invented a tool. When a later genius tied a stick to the rock, he invented the first hammer. There have been many improvements since that humble beginning.

A claw hammer is the best choice. A well-made hammer with curved claw opposite the striking face of cast steel is a good investment.

Keep the striking surface clean and never put it away when it is wet. If the hammer head works loose, drive a wooden wedge at the top of the hammer head. Some people soak their hammers but this only swells the wooden handle temporarily and is apt to cause rust later. A sharp blow on the head will apparently tighten it, but a few moments of use will only loosen it again.

To use a hammer, grasp the handle at the end-never near the head-and be sure to strike the nail squarely and at the same angle as the direction you wish to drive the nail. Hold your hammer level with the nail-never at an angle up or down. Otherwise, the nail will bend or may come out through the wood. Use light taps until the nail is well started. Don't hurry.

The nail set is used to sink the head of the nail below the surface of the wood.

Do not use your nail hammer to work metal, or pound cold chisels, or to drive rivets. Use it only to drive nails and brads.

The metal-working hammers divide themselves into two classifications- hard-face and soft-face. One of the best general-purpose hammers is the ball peen hammer; this is often called a machinist's hammer.

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Dragonfly Inspired Decor

Dragonfly Inspired Decor

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Dragonfly Inspired DecorDecorate your home with a dragonfly themed decor

Dragonflies are so beautiful and ethereal it is no wonder people like to create home decor around them. This page shows you how to decorate with a dragonfly theme. Whether you want to redecorate one room or more than one, or just introduce some dragonfly accents, I have something featured here for you.

The page starts out with suggestions for decorating the largest areas first, the walls then includes window coverings, rugs and accents. If you are looking for some inspiration, then your will find some great ideas here. And of course, be sure to check out all my other dragonfly inspired pages for something specific.

Give your home a completely new look with dragonfly inspired decor. Enjoy.

Dragonfly Decorative Theme Ideas

Ideas for creating the right dragonfly look by decorating the walls

Ceramic wall tiles

Dragonflies

For bathrooms and kitchens add some ceramic tiles in relevant places, for example, as splash-backs. Use only 2 or 3 decorated ones mixed in with plain colored ones for maximum effect. As you can see from just this small sample, you have no color restrictions to worry you. Pick your favorite tile then use the colors in it for background color and in decor accents for a dramatic effect.

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Decorate and Paint with Dragonfly Colors - Choosing

You are spoilt for choose in dragonfly colors - some look simple, blue or green or red, but if you look at a lot of them you will see how many dragonflies have multiple colors and incidentally, different textures, which you can introduce into decorating ideas.

The colors. Just like butterflies, dragonflies come in range of colors from soft pastels to bold and vibrant colors. You can find dragonflies in red and pink, fuchsia and orange, blue and saffron, gold and emerald, black browns and every shared shade you can think of. Added to that the metallic sheen of some and you have plenty of colors to choose from for you color scheme. Dragonfly wings can be translucent, simply transparent or they may be colored, spotted or banded. Generally the ones with clear wings tend to have vibrant colors on their body and tail. This pretty little thing gives us loads of ideas. It has pinks, purples, red, orange and blue and metallic grey or blue in the wings.

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Dragonflies have a delicate, ethereal look to them that lends well to a themed decor. Just echoing dragonfly tones against a pastel background creates a great effect. Pick out one of tbe contrasting jewelled metallic tones as a block color in curtains, throws or bedding to bring out the theme. Your carpeting can be somewhere in between your pastel walls and bold accents. You are gradually creating your room. And introduce different textures like satin and lace to represent alternately the body and wings.

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For example, note how dragonfly here looks green but you will also note there is a red spot, subtle orange on the neck and the wings look dark. You could then paint the walls of your room a matching green and use red and orange accents - then introduce the texture of the wings with lace.

Many species change color as they mature, or may vary as the temperature changes. Females may be differently colored from males. All dragonflies emerge with barely any color, although hints of the adult pattern may be visible.

One of the most fascinating things about dragonflies and color is that they can appear to change color depending on the light. What may seem like transparent wings turn iridescent in sunlight.

Dragonfly themed decorative borders

For the walls

Once you decide to go for a dragonfly theme decor start off by picking base colors to build on. Look at pictures of dragonflies to pick out a color. It works best with a solid block color - a pastel shade that you would find in real dragonfly. For accent add a border featuring dragonflies either high up near the ceiling or at dado height.

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Dragonfly Wall Decor

Wall decals for decor accents - dragonflies

Peel and Stick wall decals are great for making instant changes in your room - they are inexpensive and they can be peeled off and moved any time without making a mess.

Ideal wall decoration - these wall decals add a touch of whimsy to any room and they are easy to apply.

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Dragonfly Curtains

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Dragonfly fabric

for curtains, cushions and pillows

Make your own curtains with fabric featuring dragonflies. You can also make some throw pillows in matching fabric.

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How to make curtains and pillows

Suggested Dragonfly Accents

Rugs, Throw Blankets, Throw Pillows
Clocks and Mirrors

Decorative Throw Rugs

A scatter rug or accent rug is a great way to pull a theme together in a room - use more than one if your space is very large but often just one will work well. This green rug with white dragonflies is 30 in. x 36 in. made of hand tufted cotton. It has a non-skid backing.

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Dragonfly Throw Blankets

dragonfly decor accents

Throw blankets are great for changing the look of a room in one easy step - there are plenty to choose from - so be sure to check them all out.

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Stunning Dragonfly Throw Pillows

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Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

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You can add a little splash of St. Patrick's Day charm by simply adding a festive night light or some string lights to your decor. Here we look at some shamrock night lights that will brighten your St. Patrick's Day or any day you're feeling a bit Irish.

Irish Shamrock Stained Glass Night Light

This night light is made from genuine stained glass and uses an ordinary night light bulb. Measures 3.5 inches wide by 5 inches high. Can be used in any room of the house and plugs into any standard US outlet. Pretty green shamrock design to celebrate St. Patty's Day or to show off your Irish roots any day of the year.

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Night Light - Shamrocks

This model features a fully enclosed bulb and a rotating base that can accommodate outlets in any direction. Glass front provides a vivid visual display. Unit is fully UL approved and comes with a replacement bulb. Design features a very colorful display that resembles a pane of stained glass. Features colorful squares in each corner and several borders of varying colors. In the center is a large green shamrock with intricate designs within it, as well as a background of lighter green shamrocks.

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Stained Glass Shamrock Night Light Cover

This is an interchangeable night light cover made from stained glass. It is meant to be used with the patented Switchables plug, which is not included. Shamrock can also be used as an ornament or a sun catcher in addition to a night light cover.

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Irish Celtic Cross and Shamrock Stained Glass Night Light

This night light features a Celtic cross with a green shamrock in the center. Made from stained glass and metal, this light measures 5.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches high. Makes a unique gift idea, collectible, or decorative accent for St. Patrick's Day. Bulb can easily be replaced with a standard night light bulb.

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Irish Shamrock Night Light With Claddagh And Light Sensor Base

Made from real stained glass, this night light features a large green shamrock and a claddagh design. Plated with 24K gold for lasting beauty and cut from Emerald green art glass. Measures 3 inches high by 3 inches long.

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Green Night Light - Irish Angel

This adorable night light features an Irish angel wearing a green stained glass dress and holding a dangling shamrock. Works with any standard US electrical outlet. Measures 2.75 inches by 5 inches. Uses standard night light bulb for easy replacement. Makes a super cute gift idea or even a fun and festive decoration for St. Patrick's Day.

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Plastic Shamrock String Lights

Package contains one light set measuring eight feet long, with ten 2 inch plastic shamrock lights per string. Lights are UL listed and have an end to end connection. Great for decorating for a St. Patrick's Day celebration.

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St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks String Lights

This string of light measures 11 feet long and contains 20 shamrock lights. UL approved and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Shamrocks measure 1.25 inches in diameter. A fun and festive way to spruce up your home or patio for some St. Patrick's Day fun.

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Shamrock Light String - Indoor Lighting

This light set measures ten feet long and contains 20 small shamrock lights. Light string does not interconnect. For indoor use only. Makes the perfect accent for St. Patrick's Day parties and celebrations. String is white with green shamrocks.

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Green Shamrock Patio String Lights

Light string measures 11 feet total, with 9 feet of lighted section. This is a 120 volt AC strand with 10 steady burning mini lights with plastic reflectors. Lights are UL listed and approved for both indoor and outdoor use. Perfect for use on a balcony, deck, gazebo, patio, and much more. Plug allows for additional light sets to be plugged into this strand.

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St. Patrick's Day Lights - Shamrock String Lights (2 pack)

Super fun and festive lights help you illuminate banisters, mantels, doorways, and more for St. Patrick's Day celebrating. String measure three feet long and requires two AA batteries for use. There are ten green LED bulbs per strand of lights and this listing is for a two pack of light strings. May be worn as a light up necklace as well.

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Shamrock String Lights - 11.5 Ft, 35 Lights

Decorative lights may be used indoors or outdoors. Battery powered by three AA batteries so there is no cord to worry about. Low voltage means safe lights and they are LED lights which make them very efficient so the batteries last a long time. Strand contains 35 lights and measure 11.5 feet in length. These little shamrock lights are great for decorating the home or office for St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Patrick's Day Lighted Tinsel Garland

This garland and light strand measure 9 feet long and contains 50 lights. Green garland is made of tinsel that shimmers in the light and has green shamrocks within the tinsel. Light string is for either indoor or outdoor use and is UL listed. Had end to end plugs that allows for stringing multiple garland strands together. Comes with two fuses and two replacement bulbs. Adds a fun and festive look to your home or office for St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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Round Shamrock Paper Lantern Patio String Lights

These patio lantern light strings are UL approved for indoor or outdoor use. Lighted length is nine feet, with two additional feet unlit. Strand features ten steady burning mini lights with decorative paper covers featuring white or light green backgrounds with dark green shamrocks. Makes a great decoration for a patio, balcony, or any other party area.

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Shamrock Night Lights and String Lights

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How To Make Wall Stencils: Tips to Get the Best Results

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Garden Mural Wall Stencil KitWall stencils provide an interesting look to any part of your home. You can use stencil art as accents or borders on your kitchen or any room. In fact, stencils are the ideal alternative to wallpapers. You have the option to apply the kind of design or color combination that you prefer. However, you need to make sure that you follow the proper application procedure to make sure that the stencils for walls will look perfect.

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How To Create Wall Stencils: Step By Step Procedure

If you wish to give your room a unique look, you should consider using stencil art. The following steps can help you have the ease in using spray paint stencils.

  1. Prepare the materials that you will need for this project. The essential tools for stenciling include a chalk, stencil adhesive, ruler, stencil brushes, level, kitchen towels, and a palette.
  2. Clean the area where you intend to apply stencil art. Make sure that there is no flaking or loose pain on the surface. If you think that the area needs a fresh coat of paint, allow the surface to dry well. When defining a border or area, mark the area by using a chalk. You can also use a ruler and a level to ensure a straight mark on the wall.
  3. Secure the back portion of the stencil by using stencil adhesives. Press the adhesive firmly against the portion that you marked. Start spraying at the least noticeable section in the room.
  4. Then, pour some stencil paint onto the palette. Dip the sponge lightly into the paint. You can wipe off the excess paint with a kitchen towel. You should try to dot the paint gently, layer by layer, until you have achieved the desired color. If you plan to use multiple colors, wait for the first coating to dry before applying the second color. Make sure that you start painting with the lightest shade. Wash the stencil with warm, soapy water as you change the paint color and when the project is complete.

Airbrush Stencils: Essential Steps and Tips

Airbrushing is one of the methods you can use in applying stencils to walls. This technique produces amazing effects. You can blend the colors and create a fine texture by forcing paint out of a nozzle because of compressed air. Check out these steps on how you can use this medium in applying stencil on your wall.

  1. This project requires you to a few materials such as the airbrush gun, compressor, airbrush paint for walls, hose, paper, stencils, mask, and safety goggles.
  2. Place the stencil on the wall by using tape. Cover the edges of the stencil to prevent mess or over sprayed portions. For sharper edges, you will have to press down the ends of the stencil.
  3. Hold the airbrush gun the way you hold a pen. Then, turn the compressor on and make it a point to depress the trigger when airbrushing.
  4. Push the trigger down to release air, and push it back to release the paint. You may pull back the trigger for more supply of paint, or pull it forward to reduce the amount of paint.
  5. You can try practicing the application of paint on a piece of paper, and consider applying different distances, colors and pressures. This way, you can come up with the preferred effect. When you spray at a far distance, the paint will appear less defined , and it can cover a great surface area. Try to test each paint color on paper, so you can be certain that the color is right. Moreover, this can help you determine if the airbrush gun is functioning properly. Allow the paint to dry on your practice area, so you can find out if you have obtained the kind of color or shade that you want.
  6. Start spraying on the outer portion of the stencil and try to work your way into more shading and detail when necessary. Build up the color until you have achieved the perfect, even tone. When shading, move the color across the stencil, and apply slowly from the exterior portion. You may apply additional coats for dark shades, depending on your ideal color quality.

Tips and Advice On How To Prevent Obstacles in Stenciling

Stencil art requires the right application of paint. Make sure that you avoid applying too much paint on the brush to prevent it from bleeding under the stencil. Excess paint will also make your work appear unsightly and messy.

Practice on white paper before you proceed to painting on the wall, particularly if you have no experience in using an airbrushing tool. Then, use safety devices such as goggles and mask to protect yourself from toxic fumes or fine mist produced when using the airbrush gun. You should also cover surrounding areas with cloth, so these would not be painted accidentally.

Typically, it will take you a few hours to stencil an entire wall depending on the size of the room. Before you start applying stencils, you need to prepare the wall by making it free from loose paint or uneven surface. With the right preparation and application of paint, you can obtain excellent results from this project.

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At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen Cookbook

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen Cookbook

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At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

A sophisticated vegetarian cookbook with all the tools you need to be at home in your kitchen, cooking in the most nourishing and delicious ways—from the foundations of stocking a pantry and understanding your ingredients, to preparing elaborate seasonal feasts.

Imagine you are in a bright, breezy kitchen. There are large bowls on the counter full of lush, colorful produce and a cake stand stacked with pretty whole-grain muffins. On the shelves live rows of glass jars containing grains, seeds, beans, nuts, and spices. You open the fridge and therein you find a bottle of fresh almond milk, cooked beans, soaking grains, dressings, ferments, and seasonal produce. This is Amy Chaplin’s kitchen. It is a heavenly place, and this book will make it your kitchen too.

Read more about this great cookbook by clicking through below:

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating WellAt Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well

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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Sometimes you only need to change one thing in a room to change it completely into a new style. Wallpaper is one of those things. You can add wallpaper to one wall in a room to change the entire mood.

Lately, I have been writing about decorating in retro. One of the easiest ways to change your kitchen, bathroom or living room into a retro style room is by adding one of these retro designed wallpapers to one accent wall. These wallpapers are a hoot! For most rooms, it would only take one day to put the paper up, then you could see the results immediately.

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The wallpaper featured above is a good example. York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper comes in five different color combinations that can be used with almost any color scheme. It is a 50's style design which would go great in a kitchen, entry or bathroom. You don't have to want a retro look to use it, but it certainly can be used for that purpose.

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Another use for a retro wallpaper, or actually any patterned design is to create wall art from it. You can see this done here with this Wall In A Box WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray. This is a very cool look that can be easily done by hand at home. Just place the wallpaper over a frame or on top of an existing artist canvas. Staple it to the back, and hang. In this picture, the paper has been put on four canvases and placed in a 2 x 2 pattern. The dot geometric design is juxtaposed with the squareness of the canvases.

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WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel GrayWIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray

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This is a wonderful wall accent for a den, living room, dining room or bedroom. It can also be used in a hallway or entryway. This is a particularly good idea if you rent the space you are living in, so you don't need to replace the wallpaper. Just remove the nail you are hanging the frame with.

Other Retro Patterns

York Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/WhiteYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/White

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