Here’s a pretty dumb story about something stupid I did.
My wife, Carmen was heading out of town for the day and needed the car. We live within walking distance of work, so I had no problem with her taking it, as I knew the short walk would do me good.
After a particularly stressful day on the job I was pretty happy for quitting time. As Carmen wasn’t home, I thought I’d join the boys at the pub for a couple of drinks and burgers.
It was turning into a great evening of bonding and sharing that turned into a semi-official inter-office pool tournament.
I played until I was knocked out of the round robin competition and since it was getting late called for a cab to get me home.
Once home I discovered my house keys were missing. I thought they were back at the office but I wasn’t going to walk there to check in case they weren’t.
It was a warm night so I decided to sleep on the Quilted Hammock we have in our backyard.
I got comfortable and quickly drifted off to sleep.
When Carmen got home the next morning she found me still sleeping in the hammock. After waking me up and opening the house I was amazed at how rested I felt. I didn’t wake up once overnight and had one of the best sleeps of my life.
It made me realize I need to use the Quilted Hammock more often and quickly added it to my regular sleep routine.
Each month has a birthstone. For the last few years, the popularity of mother’s and grandmother’s rings have grown in popularity. It is a ring designed specifically for one person. A mother can get a ring with all of her children’s birthstones. Sometime people add the parent’s birthstones too. The same concept applies to grandmother’s rings.
Some people chose to arrange the birthstones according to birth order, but other people chose to arrange them in the order that is most aesthetically appealing. It is a completely personal choice. The personalization of the mother’s and grandmother’s jewelry is exactly why it is popular. Everyone likes jewelry that is one of a kind.
If you are designing a mother or grandmother ring, consider designing it both ways. Then you can choose the one the best suites you. The more birthstones in the ring, the more complex designing the ring becomes. Generally the cost of the jewelry also increases with the number of birthstones you are adding. A mother or grandmother ring is usually given as a gift for Mother’s Day or for the birth of a new child. No matter why or how it is given, it will become a treasured keepsake for the person who it is given to.
A newer idea for birthstone rings is the family ring. It is a ring that contains all of the birthstones of a blended family. Some blended families use this ring in place of a traditional wedding band. It symbolizes that the marriage is not just between two people, but a joining of the two families, kids and all.
Last weekend, I was babysitting for my adorable granddaughter. She is 11 month old. I was holding her in my lap trying to get her to rock her to sleep, and she was getting very fussy. She was getting overly tired, and she threw her head back in frustration. Her head hit my bottom lip with a surprising amount of force. I quickly realized that she had knocked on of my lower teeth loose. I called for my husband to come in the room and he took the baby so I could have a closer look at the damage in the mirror. As soon as I looked, I wanted to pass out. It was not a pretty sight to see my tooth barely hanging on.
My neighbor was kind enough to come over and drive me to the emergency dentist while my husband stayed home with our now sleeping granddaughter. The emergency dentist named Sydney was so kind and understanding. He told me that he had seen many injuries caused this same exact way. He assessed the damage and then gave me the bad news, the tooth was not going to be viable because of an underlying gum issue that I was not even aware that I had. The dentist removed the damaged tooth, and since I was no longer in pain, recommended that I take an over the counter pain reliever if it bothered me anymore over the weekend. Next week I return to my regular dentist to have the missing tooth and the gum issue taken care of.
Onesies for adults have become so popular in recent years that celebrities have taken to wearing them in public. This can be attributed to the range of colours, fabrics and styles that you can choose from. Although they can be worn to parties and other events, most adults prefer to use onesies as pyjamas and something comfortable to wear at home.
You have a choice of several designs for pyjamas. Adult onesies are normally available in long legs with long sleeves, but different leg bottom designs and sleeve designs. The sleeve design is either tight fitting with a cuff or loose fitting without the cuff. The legs are either flared or it has a cuff at the end.
Some onesies for adults have feet and some not. The feet are often not suitable because it could cause you to slip whilst walking on floors that are not carpeted. You can obtain onesies with feet that have a special underside that grips to the floor and prevents you from slipping. If you are one of the individuals who is unable to sleep with socks, you should consider opting for the footless version of the onesie.
The type of material you choose is important as you do not want to be too hot or cold in bed. This will disturb your sleep pattern. The sizing is very important as you need something comfortable and loose fitting to sleep in. To try and overcome this potential problem, you should consider purchasing a bigger size onesie. You could opt to try an onesie before you purchase online.
It is important that you wear a bow tie with style or it will lose its appeal. You can wear bow ties to formal events or casual events. Bow ties have changed dramatically over the years and it is no longer the look for stuffy college professors only.
The breadth of the tie should match your collar length or a bit shorter. The bow tie should not be too big or too small. There are a couple of styles you can choose from. The batwing has a more defined look with straight sides. The butterfly bow tie has a more rounded appearance and a softer appeal. The knot of the bow tie should be in the centre of your neck and pulled quite tight against your collar.
Bow ties are normally worn to formal events, but the revival of this accessory has made it a modern trend. There are particular unspoken rules about wearing bow ties. Black bow ties should only be worn at night. If your event is a daytime occasion, you should wear a light coloured or patterned bow tie. If you are going to go for striped or paisley, it would be better for you to stick to darker colours, but not black.
Modern bow ties can change your look completely. Modern bow ties can be worn to formal events or even during the day as part of a casual outfit. Many young males have changed the look by wearing it with short sleeved collared shirts and jeans. This is definitely a new look and you should mix and match the colours accordingly.
Throwing a masquerade mask ball can be a great way to entertain, or even celebrate the coming of a New Year. It’s important to realise though, that there are a few “gotchas” that can make the evening a little uncomfortable for some of your guests. It’s really important that you set the expectations for the ball early on, and that your invitations convey the expectations clearly. If you’re looking for a high class masquerade ball for example, you may want to specify that it will be a traditional Venetian Carnivale style event. This means that patrons will be restricted to wearing Venetian masks, which are usually more intricate and classy (and expensive!). If however, this proves to be too expensive, you may alienate some guests, in which case you might have an open ball, where guests can wear any mask they like.
In the lead up to the big day, there are so many things that can go wrong. One common mistake people make is to leave the mens wedding ring shopping to the last minute. After all, how hard can it be? It’s usually just a plain band, and he says that he doesn’t care all that much, and surely sizing won’t be a problem. Wrong!
Firstly, you’ll often find that once he is presented with a design or two, he will suddenly become quite fussy about what he will be wearing for the rest of his life. Then he’ll find a design that he loves, but it doesn’t come in his size (a lot more common now that modern metals like titanium and tungsten have become popular), and before you know it, the wedding day is fast approaching and you have no ring. My advice? Get this one out of the way as early as possible!
Color is definitely one of the selling points of many ties, especially those that are made of the highest quality. However some people are afraid of buying mens ties of different colors so they stick to the tried and tested blue, black or grey ties. There is no need to be afraid of buying formal colored ties if you bear some factors in mind.
First of all, who will be looking at you at that formal occasion? If you are going to be interacting with colleagues and supervisors it is always important to put your best foot forward and that means wearing a great tie as well. Some companies are more lenient with their unspoken dress code so they may give a silent nod to your colored tie preference.
Second, what color is your suit for that formal event? Again, many business suits are made of black, brown or grey fabric so it is ideal to wear ties that go well with the color and shade of your suit. There is no hard and fast rule to this but you can ask a close friend or family member to judge your tie color for you, preferably by comparing it with the color of your preferred suit. Take note that wearing an awful tie with a great business suit can literally ruin your look for the evening.
Ties are available in many colors nowadays including red, maroon, royal blue, gold or even silver. Some men prefer ties with a nice sheen to them while others prefer ties that tend to be on the dark (meaning they absorb color and light more).
You might be quite surprised to learn that G-strings have been around longer than any other type of clothing. In fact, we’d argue that they’re the first type of clothing that man ever wore. Yes we said man. We’re not being sexist here, as scholarly types have told us that the origins of the G-string most likely originates from the caveman era. They were designed to protect men’s genitals and were usually just a small piece of loincloth.
Obviously things have come a long way since then and G-strings are associated much more with women than men nowadays. They’re considered an extremely sexy type of underwear and often come in semi-transparent and lace styles.
There are of course other types of underwear available, such as; V-string, T-back, C-string and Tanga. These are all considered variations of the G-string and offer a slightly different look.
V-strings are made of the split elastic that forms over the back to form a V shape. T-backs have ties at the hips and a popular choice when going to the beach. C-Strings are a look that’s very new on the scene and it’s an extremely daring type of underwear to go for. It’s a C-shaped piece of plastic or metal that hugs your crotch. Micro G-strings are just as tiny as C-strings and are equally as sexy. Tangas are just the opposite and provide more modesty than any of the others mentioned here.
No matter which style you go for, why not try more than one?
Bridesmaids are tough customers. No matter which type of dress you go for, they’ll never be pleased with your choice. There is one way around this though, and that’s to involve your bridesmaids-to-be in the decision making process. Trust us, this advice comes from bitter experience.
When it comes to choosing their dresses, start by keeping a scrapbook of all the ideas you have. Once you’ve collected enough to make a decision, share it with all of your bridesmaids to see what they think. They’ll help you filter out the dresses they don’t like and you’ll also have a much better sense of their style.
Remember that they’ll be paying for the dress in the end so their opinion really does matter. They’ll be pleased that you asked too, so it’s a win-win all round.
Wedding dresses in general can be notoriously uncomfortable, so get your bridesmaids to try them on before the big day approaches. You and your bridesmaids will be able to filter out the ones that are just too uncomfortable to bear.
Just by implementing these two things you can help make choosing a dress for your bridesmaids a much more pleasurable experience for both parties involved.
On a final note, if you really have your heart set on a certain style, why not offer to contribute some cash towards it? See how your bridesmaids feel about this, as most will be more than happy that you helped out financially and this can help smooth over relations in the long run too.
When you shop for a flower girl dress or have one custom made, one very important factor to bear in mind is how to find the right measurements for the ideal flower girl dress. This is important because flower girls can be of different ages so one may be shorter or taller than the others. This is why you need to measure each girl accurately so that she gets a great fitting dress for the wedding.
You should first check how long the planned flower girl dress is expected to be. Will the dress be knee length? Or do you want one that is floor length instead? Some dresses could also reach the ankle without reaching the floor. The style of the flower girl dress will probably determine how long the dress will be because some dress styles could look better longer than just knee high. Other dresses may be better shortened to knee height instead.
The fabrics you intend to use may also determine the style of the flower girl dress. Some fabrics could bear up well and maintain their structure even if the flower girl is fidgety all throughout the wedding. Other fabrics may look good after ironing but then droop as the wedding progresses. If you are not sure about how to choose the right body specifications and materials for each flower girl dress you can always get help from the seamstress in charge to figure out this part.
If you’re a frequent visitor to parties and have been wearing the same dresses over and over, it might be worth giving your wardrobe a facelift. One of the best places you can start when it comes to choosing a new range of dresses for your closet is to begin by buying a few party dresses.
One of the great things about party dresses is that they’re extremely versatile when compared to other types of clothing. In fact we’d go so far as to say that you’re probably going to reach for your party dress more than any other type of dress in your closet. Their versatility allows you to add accessories to your heart’s content. By accessories we mean belts, hats, purses, you know the kind of thing where talking about right?
Whenever we go out for an evening most of us always forget to think about the type of high heels we’ll wear for the evening. We focus so much attention on the dress that we forget to pick a great pair of shoes. Plan well ahead of time if you’re choosing a party dress for a particularly memorable event. Ask your friends which shoes go well with your party dress to avoid any embarrassment. Whatever you do don’t wear sneakers with your party dress. This may seem like obvious advice but you’d be surprised how many celebrities have been caught wearing sneakers. Don’t get us wrong, they’re great for casual occasions, just not for formal ones.
Cocktail dresses are a timeless dress that have been around for generations. They’ve been worn by famous celebs. Celebrities like Marilyn Monroe were frequently snapped donning a stunning V-neck, and present day celebs like Angelina Jolie has often chosen to wear black, or floor length dress for social events. You don’t have to be a celebrity to look stunning in a cocktail dress though, read on for a few tips on pulling off the look successfully:
If you feel you have a small bust, or narrow shoulders, consider wearing a wrap dress. This style tends to be a little more figure hugging and creates a V-shape at the neckline. Add a belt to draw attention away from your neck and bust and pull it toward your midriff and waist.
If on the other hand, you want to show off your neckline, try a halter neck cocktail dress or a dress with a boat neck. Halter neck dresses essentially incorporate a strap, which runs from the front to the back. Halter necks are great if there’s a particularly expensive necklace you’re keen to display for the evening.
If it’s the hips your trying to flaunt, then you’d do well to choose any form-fitting dress. It’ll really make your hips stand out and accentuate your curves more than any other style.
At the end of the day the dress you choose should reflect your personality and style. Go for something you feel comfortable in and try out different colors. As always, have fun!
Ever since the movie Moulin Rouge came out, burlesque has been back in style. There are different ways to “go burlesque” though, some ways are classy, and some are not! Treating your husband to a warm welcome in such a way that he will still think you are beautiful (and will still respect you in the morning) is very possible, and wearing the right burlesque costumes are a way to do just that. Of course, one of your favourite party dresses or a little black dress over the top can also extend the tease!
A classy burlesque costume (matched with a cute top hat from your fascinators collection, and a masquerade mask) doesn’t have to make you look like a tawdry stripper, but if chosen in a way that will flatter your particular body shape, and doesn’t look cheap and nasty, can add a touch of sass to your love life without going too far.
If you have ever spent a lot of money on a stunning fascinator, you may have asked yourself whether or not you could save some money and make your own. After all, how hard can it be? Buy some feathers, some sinamey, glue it together and “tada” you have a beautiful fascinator that you can tell everyone you made yourself. Unfortunately it’s not quite that simple. Sourcing the materials isn’t necessarily that hard, but bringing them all together is not as easy as you think. If you’re really hell bent on making one yourself, I recommend finding a good youtube video tutorial to give you some guidance. You don’t necessarily have to produce the exact same fascinator that they do, but it least it will help with the actual putting together of the fascinator. As for myself, I’ll stick to what I’m good at – shopping!
Spring is here, and summer will soon be upon us. Here in Australia, the heat can make it difficult to dress up for dinner and a show, or even a night out at the movies. If you want to do so however, there is one fashion accessory that is a must have – a pashmina. While the original pashmina scarves were made from a particular type of cashmere wool (and are frighteningly expensive), there are many imitation pashminas out there that will do the job just as well. So why wear a scarf in summer? Well, one of the problems is that while it’s hot outside, it’s often cold inside, as many locations get the a/c going a little too high. This means that if you are just wearing one of your evening dresses or maxi dresses, you can get a little cold when going inside. This is true for any reasonably comfortable dress, even if it is a cocktail dress or party dress. With any of these styles however, you can wear a pashmina to not only dress it up, but also keep you warm indoors. There are many ways to wear a pashmina as well, here is a video to give you some ideas!