Posted by CHARLES on March 4th, 2014
If you have been looking for a way to spark up the romance in your relationship, what better way to bring a new energy into your life than a bedroom makeover. Quite often, the bedroom is the last room we decorate in our home. Much time, energy and money is spent on the perfect living room, the gourmet kitchen, the outdoor spaces and the spa bathroom, and as a result the bedroom becomes the forgotten room. Plans are made to update the room, but for time being the second hand bedroom set from a family member fills the space. A surprise makeover would surely jump start those romantic moments that have started to slip away. Instead, it will be a renewed space, designed to please the senses and create precious memories. Locally Austin Mattress Store has an extensive selection of just the right design and quality you want to bring to your private retreat. In order to please both you and your partner you will want to spend some time looking at current trends in decorating and incorporating both your taste and style into the makeover. Your plans will have to be covert in nature so that the final reveal is a total surprise. Perhaps choosing a time when your mate will be out of town for a few days or even better, a week, will give you the time to make the change happen.
Style, Design and Function
There are so many tools available to help you with the makeover project. Home decorating magazines, television shows and consultants at your local furniture store are available for helpful ideas. Spend some time pondering over what would work best for you and your partner and shop around for the best prices available. Remember you will have this furniture for a long time, so buy wisely and invest in quality. Painting, wallpapering, floor covering and all accessory items should come together to make the space esthetically pleasing. Once your bedroom is complete and you have surprised your partner with your new bedroom, the two of you will enjoy spending and creating many romantic memories in a room that sweeps you away from the cares of the day. Be sure to include candles and lighting in your design, they will cast a romantic glow on your retreat.
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Posted by CHARLES on February 27th, 2014
Celebrity style can be a great way to dress and you also will feel amazing. If you need to start shopping for a gift for a loved one but not sure what to purchase then you need to think of all of the different things you can purchase. If you are shopping for a Quinceanera dress for a girl that loves to dressed in designer clothing that you are going to be and not because getting designer clothing is really easy to do. The hard part is deciding on which type of thing you want to purchase. You have clothing as an option to choose from then you also have accessories. Accessories come in many forms so that can be a battle in itself.
Time To Get Advice
Getting advice can be the best thing you can do when it comes to shopping for designer clothing and accessories. You need to find a website they can give you all of the latest celebrity fashions but at a fraction of the cost. That is going to be one of the best things you can do for your wallet. If you are looking for some great deals that www.youceleb.com is going to be just what you need.
Picking Out The Perfect Accessory
Before you decide on purchasing any type of accessory you need to think about the person you are shopping for. Try to think about something that would be a great addition to the wardrobe they already have. Something simple like a purse can be a great accessory because women love to change purses. You also might think about a great belt or even a really cool pair of sunglasses that can enhance an outfit.
When you decide to give the gift, make sure you have everything wrapped up really nice and you also include a great card. The recipient of the gift is going to absolutely love what you have decided to purchase. You also need to remember the website that you used because you might needed in the future or if other family members ask you, you will know the name. To read more about celebrity style and pop culture visit www.cupofsnarky.com.
Posted by CHARLES on February 19th, 2014
If someone loved me they could show me by booking a week’s vacation at a tropical island resort. Find a romantic getaway at www.fourcornershotels.com.
Rekindle Your Romance/Or Start It Off On The Right Foot
Whether you’re rekindling the romance and your relationship or just getting started and want to plan a honeymoon, the islands of Maldives all for the perfect opportunity. Get an air conditioned or fan cooled villas are available on hillsides facing the water and sandy beaches; there are even special private living quarters built on pillars out over the ocean. Swim in the ocean or swim in the polls that accompany these resorts; the choice is yours. Private butler service; serene underwater spas; fine dining and fine wines; big screen televisions in miniature theaters; and more white sandy beaches than you can ever enjoy in a lifetime await you. Do you doubt me? Check out this website and see for yourself: http://www.onlyexclusivetravel.com/2428/817/objects/resorts/soneva-fushi-by-six-senses.html
Pack up your cares and woes…
… And leave them in a bag at the Airport for some other poor soul to find; then again maybe the airlines will simply save you the trouble and lose that piece of luggage all together. With some waiting on you hand and foot, a couple of already paid for meals a day and the opportunity to wine and dine in utter elegance, the relaxing touch of a professional massage, and none of the daily hassles, noises and other distractions you ordinarily have to face every day; your evenings and daytime hours can be spent relaxing and revitalizing.
Not only are there multiple islands to choose from but the date of departure is up for grabs as well. On these islands it’s summer all year round; though in the true summer months you’ll see a little more rain than November through February. But even during the actual summer months you will have more than ample opportunity to enjoy yourselves so much that your cares will slip away and you can concentrate on what really matters… The two of you. That is after all the most important thing.
Posted by CHARLES on January 5th, 2014
Introductions have been made, food has been eaten, wine has been consumed, now what? To keep the bridal shower moving, games are an excellent way to include every guest and keep those pesky gossip girls at bay.
Many of the guests in attendance have never met before. Whether it be the bride and the groom’s parents, best friends or distant relatives, bridal showers are an excellent opportunity for guests to get to know each other before the actual wedding. The following is a list of a few of the most popular ice breaker bridal shower games:
• How I Met the Bride: Guests bring a small item that relates to a story of how they met the bride. Each item is placed in a large bowl or container and the bride tries to guess who brought the item and what story it relates to.
• 20 Questions: In this version, the groom answers a list of questions prior to the shower. At the shower, the bride must guess what the groom’s answer was to each question before opening her present. If she gets the answer wrong, she must chew a piece of gum. The more incorrect answers, the more gum she must chew.
• Gift Bingo: Guests are given blank bingo cards and asked to write down what they think the bride’s gifts will be. Every time the bride opens a present they wrote down, guests mark it off their bingo card. First completed row wins!
Another interesting way to facilitate games is to connect them to a theme. Themes can be anything from humorous to question-oriented or relationship-related, such as:
• Word Association (humorous): Use popular words associated to weddings and guests must write down and explain the first word that pops into their head.
• What’s in the Purse? (humorous): Guests try to explain the most outlandish items found in their purse.
Bridal shower games are meant to create a fun and engaging atmosphere where every guest participates and gets to know one another. They are a great way to introduce the brides friends and family before they see each other again at the wedding.
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Posted by CHARLES on December 9th, 2013
When a person first starts doing any type of recreational smoking where equipment is going to be involved, there are a number of things that need to be considered. It can seem a lot more complicated than simply going to the store, buying something to smoke and leaving it at that. There are many factors that you want to think about, including what type of pipe you may want to use. You want to try and learn as much as you can about purchasing glass pipes from places like SmokeWire before you make any type of final decision.
There are a wide variety of pipe types available even when just thinking about glass, so you have some factors that you want to consider. If you are new to smoking, you may not want to invest a great deal of money right out of the gate. Consider looking at some of the lesser expensive glass pipes to start out with so you can be sure you are comfortable with the whole process. You would hate to invest a lot of money upfront and then not be happy with what you bought.
You may want to take a look at some of the online headshops to see if there are any particularly styles that you really like. This can make it a lot easier for you to do some comparisons before you decide on what is really best for you. You can then examine things like style and price among various locations before you decide what suits you the best.
You also want to be sure that you set a budget for yourself when purchasing glass pipes. There are many places that offer everything from basic pieces right up through custom made pieces with specific color patterns, designs or logos. These custom pieces can be quite expensive so you want to be aware of how much you have to spend and what you are willing to invest before you start looking around for a purchase.
Once you have done your homework you can then set about purchasing the right type of glass pipe for you from the place you are most comfortable with. Places like SmokeWire can offer you a wide variety of types to choose from that can fit nearly every type of budget. They are also willing to help you out with any questions that you may have before you make any kind of purchase so you can be sure you are getting what you want. With a little research, you can be sure that you will make the right buy and get a glass pipe that you will use often and without fail.
Posted by CHARLES on April 6th, 2013
Why should you consider hiring one of your local Jewelry Artisans to create the next birthday present for someone you love? The only reason for not knowing the answer to this question is that you may not be familiar with what it is that jewelry artisans do. They help design and then create custom jewelry. No, not costume jewelry… Custom jewelry. As in one-of-a-kind, made specifically for a certain someone to meet with their tastes, style and personality. Custom made jewelry represents sentiments and emotions better than any piece of jewelry straight out of a display case possibly ever can.
Lots of Love but a Little Budget
Though custom made jewelry is often more expensive than standardly displayed merchandise, it does not have to break the bank. This is one of the things that can be accomplished, by working hand-in-hand with your custom jewelry maker – in addition to exploring what types of semi-precious metals and stones will be included in the piece of jewelry, what style the person wearing it might prefer and other considerations – you will be discussing how much you want to spend on the making of this piece. A talented jeweler will be able to give you the most bang for your buck, when it comes to custom jewelry. They can show you less expensive ways of achieving much the same effect, as with other more expensive stones and metals.
Not Just a Gift but an Investment
With the price of gold and silver being sky high right now, you can consider the gift of jewelry not simply a birthday present, but more of an investment. The price of these metals is only going to go up. This is of course not to say that the person is going to trade it in some day and have it melted down, but one never does know. By showing that you cared enough to invest in this type of gift for this person’s future, you are saying more than words could ever express. Both men and women alike own custom jewelry. It is a significant contribution to their collection, even if their collection is minimal. They are also perfect for handing down from generation to generation as family heirlooms. Yet another way of investing in the future.
If you want to say I love you, I care about you, you matter to me, you’re special… Or any other highly endearing statement, you simply cannot execute it more convincingly than with a custom made piece of fine jewelry.
Posted by CHARLES on April 3rd, 2013
You are probably pretty envious of your friends who are heading on that Greek vacation you have been dreaming about for years. Honestly, no one can blame you for being jealous. The country is gorgeous and has a history that is easy to submerge yourself in, forever. And, you are the one who has been smart enough to learn Greek and help them find the perfect vacation-package, like a good friend. So, maybe you are still a little jealous, but don’t take it out on your friends! Instead, use it as an opportunity to take the high road, and get them that perfect gift to take along on their trip.
Listen to the Hints
Many times, when people are getting ready to go on a trip, they will talk about the trip almost constantly, trying to get their thoughts in order to make sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible. This isn’t to brag, per se, just thinking aloud. During these times, you will likely hear your friends mention things that they still need to grab or that they wished they had this item or that one to take along with them on the trip. While you may be rolling your eyes on the inside, this is actually the best time to really listen to your friends to find out exactly what they want.
Not Just for Them
If you are buying a gift for a friend who is travelling actually comes along with its own benefits for the gift giver. Not only are you paying it forward a bit and helping your karmic standing but you are putting yourself firmly inside your friends’ hearts. Just think that next time you go on a trip, the roles may be reversed and it can be you dropping those hints for them to pick up on. Not to mention, you want to make sure they remember you on your birthday and holidays!
Just because you can’t go along for the ride, it doesn’t mean that you should be resentful of your friends. Instead, make yourself part of the vacation by giving them something that they can really use. As a friend, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are being the best friend you can at all times. Sour grapes have never sweetened a friendship. So, swallow that envy a bit and put the green monster away. Be happy for your friends and present them with a gift you know they will love.
Posted by CHARLES on April 2nd, 2013
Sometimes, there’s nothing greater than seeing the look in someone’s eyes, when you get them the perfect gift or the smile after opening it. The gratitude and appreciation that is shown is well worth every penny that you spent. For a horse racing fan, there is no prize more sought after than tickets to the Kentucky Derby. For fans of the sport, this is the equivalent to the Super Bowl. So, if you have someone in your life that you care deeply for and is a fan of the sport, why not splurge a bit and get them a gift they will never forget?
Find a Deal
Finding a great deal on the tickets doesn’t mean you care any less. Rather, you just want to make sure you get the most for your buck. If you want to even go with a whole package to the 2013 Kentucky Derby, the internet is a good place to start. While it may be a bit extravagant, there are plenty of great deals for entire vacation packages, that include hotel and tickets to the event. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but it really would be terrible if the person you buy the tickets for can’t attend simply, because they cannot find a place to stay.
Extra Touch At No Extra Charge
If you decided to go with the tickets only, it may be a nice touch to also help with the betting. For instance, you can find a list of Kentucky Derby contenders and even check Derby betting odds on any number of websites. When you hand the person the card containing the tickets, include a sheet outlining the information and which horses are favored to win. It may be a little time consuming, but it doesn’t cost you anything extra and if they happen to bring home the big money, it won’t hurt if your kindness was fresh in their memory.
Tickets to the event aren’t cheap. The fact that you have even considered purchasing this as a gift for someone special really shows how much that person must mean to you. The tickets are not only pricey, but hard to come by. Researching the best deals takes time and if you want to include those little extras, even more time will need to be invested. When you consider it an investment in someone’s happiness, however, it is more than worth it.
Posted by CHARLES on March 18th, 2013
While that special woman in your life may be happy with a pair of diamond earrings for your anniversary, why not surprise her by going the extra mile and designing your own ring? The price is comparable to preset rings, in some cases even less expensive, and it can just as fun for you to give as it is for that person to receive it.
Why Design Your Own?
Obviously, a diamond ring isn’t necessarily the best gift for a first date, so if you are considering this purchase, you likely have been with the person that you love for quite some time now. Every human wants to feel that they are special. When you are in a committed relationship, it is even more important to show your partner just how special they are. Designing the perfect ring, straight from your heart is a wonderful way to show that special someone that you think the world of them. You likely have been with your partner for a while now and are familiar with their tastes. By designing a ring that you believe your partner will love, you are putting that little bit extra into your purchase and are likely to make an even bigger splash than you had planned.
Where to Design Your Ring
Many online jewelers have various options for designing your own ring. You will generally have the choice of design, precious metal and which loose diamonds you would like to include. Most of these sites also have a built in program to show you exactly what your ring will look like ahead of time. This is a good way to save a bit of money and even a bit of time on your purchase. However, many physical locations will also have the same service available. The advantage to visiting a physical location, when designing your ring is that you get to see it up close and personal, while you are making your decision. Most people will agree that this is a better way to ensure your gift will look exactly as you wish it to.
The important thing to remember when deciding between purchasing a preset diamond ring and designing your own is that the rings in the display case may be mass produced and that special person in your life may run into someone with the same ring. You want your gift to be as unique as the person you love and you want that person to know how much you love them. Going that extra mile could mean giving the love of your life a gift beyond anything that they could have wished for. Considering how much you love that person, isn’t it worth it?
Posted by CHARLES on February 15th, 2013
Finding online deals and discounts on different websites or social networking platforms can be very helpful, when shopping on a budget. There are millions of messages and ads on Facebook and Twitter, from normal people and retailers alike, that make it easy to spot a discount on the Internet. For many consumers with bad credit, shopping around for gifts to give others is primarily a matter of approach.
Visiting local thrift stores and gift shops can also be a great way of finding a unique gift available at a discount. Some people even save money on gifts, by shopping for items that are currently out of season. Following different circulars or retailers’ websites to stay current on upcoming sales and clearance items is another effective tactic employed by many shoppers on a budget.
Speaking with a financial planner or bank employee can be helpful in determining what gifts you can afford,within your budget. Having bad credit just means it takes a little bit of extra effort to find the perfect scenario, to meet your specific needs. Many people are unaware that there are shopping catalogs, that are specifically designed for people that have bad credit scores. Many of these catalogs offer law away plans, with high interest
rates, for people that have bad credit issues or maxed out cards. Using these catalogs, make it easy to find just about anything, for which you could possibly be shopping,
Finding online loans for bad credit can be a great way to afford a gift, at the last minute. There are even websites online, that help people with bad credit get new TVs. Special credit cards and loans are often the most popular choices, for people that have bad credit, but need to buy gifts for others. Catalogs for bad credit consumers can help with shopping for large appliances, furniture, games, clothing, jewelry and other items, to add to the home décor. Once the catalogs accepts an application, they assign the consumer a credit limit, minimum monthly payment and typically waive any payment or interest, for the first six months to full year.