Showing posts with label Being Womanly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Being Womanly. Show all posts

Monday, November 20, 2017

Giving flowers have always been part of our social fabric since time in memorial. Flowers are often the best choice of gift for many occasions. They are beautiful to look at and gives good fragrance. In many ways, flowers soothe the soul and offers that unexplained calm and happiness within.

There are well known occasions to give flowers.

  1. Chinese New Year – Flowers and plants like the pussy-willow and the orange mandarin trees are much sought after during this season.
  2. Valentine’s Day – A very important day for lovers for both the young and the young at heart. Roses are undisputed best choice and popular pick for this day. Although in recent times, more unique flowers such as baby’s breath, cotton, lavender, wheat flower bouquets have made their way into the choice of many millennials.
  3. White Day – observed by girls and women presenting chocolate gifts to their guys. This day is more commonly practiced in Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China on 14 March 1, a month after valentine’s day to reciprocate their partners’ gifts.
  4. Mother’s day – A day to celebrate mom’s unconditional love for us and the many sacrifices she has made to bring us up. A popular choice of flower for mother’s day is carnation.
  5. Graduation day – to celebrate this once a life time achievement, hand bouquets are often a popular choice of gift coupled with soft toys. Capturing this moment with flowers has always been a traditions.
  6. Secretary’s day – now known as Administrative Professionals’ Day. Typical a day their bosses will treat their secretaries with lunches and bouquets of flowers.
  7. Teacher’s Day – to celebrate teacher’s day, students often present a stalk of flower eg. Gerberas or roses or carnations to their favourite teachers.
  8. Hari Raya AidilFitri – flowers in the form of table arrangements form an alternative gift for this important celebration.
  9. Deepavali – known too as the festival of light where giving of flowers in the form of table arrangements is fairly common too.
  10. Christmas – Christmas hampers and floral gift baskets are often an alternative choice of gift. Table arrangements with Christmas themes are also popular. Christmas wreaths though not as popular as in the west but not uncommon as part of Christmas giving.

Choose an international flower delivery like 24hrscityflorist.com for all your flower delivery needs to any cities in the world. A Singapore based florist, 24hrsCityFlorist.fom has a reputation for their 24hr delivery flower delivery service together with their 9am to next day 6am flower shop operating hours as well as their unique character bouquets and design-your-own bouquet platform.

Gifting flowers is like giving someone a beautiful part what nature provides. Flowers are always the best and most special and caring gift for anyone. They are perfect for any kind of occasion. Besides the events mentioned above, flowers or floral gifts are also given in weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and funerals. Every flower has its own unique symbol and carries their own meanings and significances. Choosing the best flower delivery service is as important to ensure your floral gift reaches the recipient in good time.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

If you haven’t heard of A Better Florist so far, you’re definitely missing out. Luckily, it’s never too late to jump on the flower bandwagon. Flower shopping is something that we often resort to when we’re in a rush and have an important event, date, birthday, or want to express ourselves with a beautiful gesture. But we don’t often think about whether our flower shopping adventures could be better or more special.

Without A Better Florist, we would have to settle for our old-fashioned florists, that we had to chase around town in the hope that they have something we’re looking for. And if by some chance we were able to find the flowers of our dreams, we would have to ask ourselves whether they are able to deliver in time.

These are the most common issues when it comes to flower shopping, issues that A Better Florist decided to fix and that’s how this entire business was developed. They didn’t want to just be the cheapest florist Singapore has ever seen, they wanted to take the entire service to the next level.

Once you step onto their website or into one of their multiple flower shops around Singapore, you’ll be greeted by a gentle scent of flowers waiting to bloom just about any second. All of the flowers are delivered from a flower nursery on Cameron Highlands, and they reach their peak once they arrive into your hands.

The website offers some of their best seasonal flowers and favorites of their customers. Each and every arrangement has its own name, price point and a short description that tells you more about what the bouquet is supposed to represent. Apart from cruising through the options listed on the website, you can also talk to them and request custom orders. Apart from making cheap bouquet Singapore‘s most popular choice, they also do an amazing job at creating a beautiful fruit basket.

Besides having the variety and options for customization, what used to be the cutest flower stand Singapore has seen, also works wonders when it comes to delivery. They offer the best flower delivery in Singapore simply because they’ve worked out every single detail of the delivery system so that they are as fast as possible. What constitutes as fast for the best florist in Singapore is the ability to deliver on the same day within only 90 minutes. Imagine having a flower emergency. You forgot your best friend’s baby’s 1st birthday and you need flowers ASAP. A Better Florist understands that these kinds of this happen often. That’s why you get to choose one of their flowers immediately, click the order button and have it delivered within only 90 minutes.

The best florist in Singapore aka A Better Florist makes this possible every single time, because they have a flower shop in every single area of Singapore. You might be on one end of Singapore, and the recipient might be on the other. It doesn’t matter!

This efficient delivery system, along with a very convenient price point and outstanding creations led them to expand, and once we started digging deeper for more information, we found out that even after you leave Singapore, you can’t escape a Better Florist. We consider this a good sign.

Not only have they swept Singaporean’s off their feet, but their skills led them to be recognized as the best florist in Hong Kong and best florist in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Their revolution started out right here in Singapore, but it has been heard about so many other people. A Better Florist managed to recognize what the people need and continue to be the best of the best in Singapore, but also to offer the best Dubai flower delivery and Hong Kong flower delivery.

Even if they weren’t the best flower delivery in Hong Kong, we still appreciate the immense changes a Better Florist brought to Singapore. They completely changed the way we perceive flower shops. Although many will undoubtedly try to follow in their footsteps, they are the revolutionary that we will remember.

Posted by LadyJava On Monday, September 18, 2017 No comments READ FULL POST

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Does your underwear drawer hide bad secrets? Are you guilty of lingerie crime?

Whether it’s wearing the wrong size, washing them on the wrong setting or even worse not washing them enough there’s a lot of common mistakes that could land you in women’s underwear hell. So if your bras aren’t as brilliant as they used to be here are some brief tips.

  • A measure of success

You may think you have your size covered but even if you have been measured before it doesn’t mean you are wearing the right size bra because your size isn’t fixed and can fluctuate on a regular basis down to everything from stress to the weather.  The experts reckon we should be getting ourselves measured every 6-8 months if we want to provide our breasts with the best support and definitely changing our bras every year to ensure they stay robust enough for the job.

  • Dressing room horrors

Have you ever got to a store dressing room and realised that size 10 no longer fits and you are going to have to go up a dress size!? But this might have nothing to do with that extra helping of pudding – it might just be that your underwear isn’t supporting you in the right places.  Good fitting underwear isn’t just important for support, it holds the tissue in the correct place and then you will find that size 10 slides on easily.

  • Rule of three

According to the professionals you should be washing your bras every three wears. However the key here is that you don’t wear them three days consecutively. Just like your favourite pair of shoes, you need to give your bras a break and rotate them. This requires some clever calculation so you remember how many times you have worn each bra but if in doubt wash them all once a week for a clean slate.

  • DIY washing

Warning – you could be destroying all of your efforts to get the right fit by throwing your bras in with the rest of the laundry each week.  Bras are delicate and as such should be treated with care. If you don’t have the time to wash them out by hand with lingerie wash use the coolest setting on your machine and only wash lingerie together.

  • Night time blunders

At the end of the day it might feel free to jump into bed au naturale but this could be a big mistake for keeping that supportive tissue pert. Breast tissue needs support even at night. Swap your wired bra for a more comfortable sports bra but ensure that the support is still there to avoid nighttime blunders.

Image courtesy of Oprah

  • Don’t be sentimental

You might think you have a good selection of bras but the truth is you probably only wear half of them. Give old underwear the boot and reorganise your wardrobe – you can use these tips to fill your drawers with a better fitting, more comfortable selection.

  • Take care

Wearing the right underwear that is well cared for can do wonders not only for your confidence but also the health of your supportive tissue and your overall look. Lingerie items are delicate so treat them with respect and care and they will treat you to a lifetime of perks.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Jewelry is often used to make a statement. The wide variety of fine jewelry available allows people to capture a piece of their personality in the bracelet, ring or other piece of ornaments they wear. Some personalities prefer visually outspoken pieces; others prefer fine subtleties to their rings, watches and necklaces.

For a truly personal touch and for something that helps define them, many are turning to coin jewelry. For example, a person placing a high priority on protecting wildlife and endangered animals may have a necklace made using a commemorative panda coin, as the panda is the symbol for endangered species. Those seeking to carry a religious ornament may have a bracelet made from a coin depicting a crucifix or a patron saint.

Others may see a rare coin encased in precious metals and worn as carrying a piece of history with them. Many coins were minted to memorialize a historical event or an important person in history. Rather than keeping the historical piece in a drawer or a safe, it can be displayed on their person and become a conversation piece. Coin pieces usually catch the eye of a friend or associate.

Coin jewelry can be made into any number of things:

  • Necklaces
  • Pendants
  • Bracelets or charms
  • Money clips
  • Watch faces

Fine jewelers will normally encase the coin in precious metals to highlight the coin selected. Gold, silver and platinum are good choices. The pieces are often made in the jeweler’s shop and can be custom made with coins owned by the purchaser, or by coins selected by the jeweler.

Before retaining a jeweler to make a piece of coin jewelry, a purchaser should inspect some of his or her work. Look for quality in the piece and the ingenuity employed by the maker. A rare coin deserves a proper setting and one experienced in making coin pieces will have an idea of how the coin should be set. Inspecting the previous pieces made will often give the buyer ideas on how they want their piece to look. For an idea on how well a rare coin can look when transformed into a personal ornament, click here.

Coin Jewelery

Cheerio…

Posted by LadyJava On Tuesday, December 02, 2014 No comments READ FULL POST

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It’s been a while since I got myself a new watch and the watch that I am wearing right now was a birthday present from dearest Azwaj from 2000! I am not complaining mind you coz I love it so much as it is so versatile and I can wear it anywhere.

Anyhow, since I already have a nice watch, my next watch have to be nicer  and somewhat different from the one that I already got. Well my latest watch is all that and more! Have you ever heard of a line of wood watches, hand crafted from 100% natural wood and produced from sustainable materials from all around the world. I haven’t until I visited Jord and when I saw their Ely Series Wood Watch Collection, I simply have to have it!

It is definitely one of a kind and when I got it in the mail a few days back I simply fell in love.  The site says that I would grin for no apparent reason when I look at it and you know what? I did and still am whenever I wear it and get compliments from everyone that I show it off to. It’s a great conversation piece because it is so unconventional for sure!

My new watch is chic, sexy, compact, fashionable and so light that I sometimes forgot I was wearing a watch.  The workmanship is also superb and meticulously made. Just check it out below and better yet visit their site and see their other collection and get one for yourself right now.

Jord Word Watches



Cheerio…
LJSiggy

Posted by LadyJava On Sunday, September 21, 2014 No comments READ FULL POST

Thursday, July 24, 2014

There’s no greater trepidation than trying to shop gifts for her. But what if the process was easier than you think? Here are just six gift ideas for all the women in your life.

1: Anklets

Unless you’re buying something for your girlfriend, jewelry can be an awkward present. Anklets, however, don’t send any message except the one that you care. Buy something sweet and delicate for your mom; add something with a charm for a best friend or sister. They’ll love the sentiment and the bling both.

2: Tea Collections

It’s hard to know at a glance how a woman takes her tea, but tea collections cleverly solve the problem by including all kinds of flavors and tastes. It’s the healthy alternative to a box of chocolates, and it lasts longer, too.

3: Natural Soaps

Unlike commercial, mass-produced brands, natural and handmade soaps are great for the environment and for your skin. They won’t irritate allergies or existing conditions, and they often have better scents that something that comes from a factory. If you’re looking for a great gift idea, natural soaps are the way to go.

4: Robes

Who doesn’t enjoy a good robe? Buy her the thick fluffy kind for cold winter nights or something made of smooth, whispering silk for the ultimate experience in luxury. She’ll think of you every time she puts it on, making this a great romantic gift for wives, girlfriends and other ladies who appreciate thoughtfulness.

5: Clutches

You should never try to buy a woman’s purse for her, but clutches are different. More casual, they aren’t held to the same exacting standards as an all-in-one purse, so you have the freedom to choose something colorful or exotically patterned to make your present stand out from the pile.

6: Coffee Mugs

Sometimes people can get so wrapped up in the idea of buying “for her” that they forget something important: Women aren’t always about frills and fragrances. They enjoy a cup of joe before heading off to work the same way that anyone else does, so give them a sturdy or comical coffee mug that they’ll appreciate every morning.

Whether you’re looking for a fun anniversary gift or a touching memento of all your years together as BFFs, these are just six ideas for making her smile when she opens the box. Use these gift ideas for the women in your life to show them just how much you cherish them.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

In many Latin American countries and Spanish speaking communities, the Quinceanera is a well-known and celebrated tradition. Also known as “fiesta de quince anos”, this is a traditional celebration for a girl’s fifteenth birthday. It symbolizes her transition from childhood to womanhood. Although how the event is celebrated differs from one place to another, the common theme is families celebrating with music, food, dancing and a beautiful dress for the honored young woman.

Planning the Celebration
Quinceaneras may be as elaborate as a wedding, including engraved invitations, a church service, and a party of attendants, sometimes as many as fourteen. Some communities emphasize the religious aspects of the celebration and include a mass or blessing at the beginning of the event. Other families choose to rent a hall for the occasion while simpler celebrations may be held in the home.

Planning should start several months before the event with simple “save the date” cards. These can be followed up with formal invitations sent to family and friends from the parents. Invitations can be specially printed or purchased pre-printed. Many online vendors allow information to be submitted and they in turn print individualized invitations. For simpler celebrations, there are many choices in invitations sold at retail locations. Many invitations are available in both English and Spanish.

The type of music will depend on the location and budget of the family. Live music is a fantastic touch if the budget allows. Traditional mariachi bands can be combined with popular music. Traditionally, the birthday girl dances one formal dance with her father and another with her escort before everyone else joins in.

Choosing a Dress
The center of any quinceanera is the dress. Most girls choose a full skirted style in white or pastel color. Fabrics may be lace, satin or other delicate fabrics. Usually, a separate underskirt is attached to give extra volume to the skirt. Other colors include deeper shades like gold, green, violet and deep blue. Online retailers offer many choices in quinceanera ball gowns for a range of sizes and budgets.

Other silhouettes include fitted gowns, A-line styles, mermaid, high-low and other styles. Although most girls choose long styles, short styles can be flattering and appropriate. Fabrics like chiffon, satin, silk and even velvets in season can be very attractive. Gowns and dresses can also be adorned with sequins, pearls and jewels to really make a fashion statement.

Gowns

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The sun is shining; the birds are singing; the boots are going in the back of the closet. It’s officially summertime, and that means it’s also time to upgrade your shoe collection with something more suited to hot afternoons and days spent frolicking in the sand. What are your best footwear options for 2014? Here are a few ideas!

sneakers

1: Adissage Fade Slides

No summer is complete without a pair of sandals, so start things off with the latest offering from Adidas. These “massage-style” slides come with arch support and microfiber footbeds that make every step a pleasant tingle.

2: Men’s Bahama Boat Shoe

Cheaper than loafers but more comfortable than sneakers, boat shoes have long been a fashion icon for summertime. They’re perfect for everything from the beach to the basketball court, and they can be dressed up or down depending on the general outfit.

3: Polo Ralph Lauren Vaughn Canvas Sneakers

These soft leather shoes were all the rage in 2013, and they’re poised to make a comeback as canvas fashion continues to sweep the runways. Who doesn’t like Ralph Lauren, anyway?

4: New Balance Foam 980

Run in comfort and style with the Fresh Foam line from New Balance. Known for its plush, cozy underfoot design, you won’t find a better shoe for all your favorite outdoor sports!

5: Moab Ventilator

If you plan on hiking, biking or off-roading this summer, make sure to pick up a pair of Moab Ventilators. Not only are their synthetic fibers tough, durable and shock-absorbent, but their mesh uppers also keep things from getting too sweaty under the tongue.

6: KEEN Clearwater CNX

Don’t dive into the ocean without a pair of Clearwaters. Their microbe shields will protect your feet from all the fungi found in pools and open water, and their contoured arches give them a comfortable fit during all kinds of swimming and boating activities. They’re also machine washable after a long day in the sun and sand!

7: Women’s Gel-Noosa Tri 9

Ladies, these are for you. Gel-Noosas are specifically designed to lessen the wear and tear on women’s feet during high-impact exercise, offering perforated sockliners and DuoMax® technology for improved platform support. They aren’t too shabby-looking, either!

These are just a few ways to begin your summer shoe collection. Don’t fall into the trap of wearing nothing but flip-flops for the duration of the season: Your feet and your wardrobe deserve something better.

Cheerio…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

If you’re tired of the same hair style, then why not try clip-in hair extensions? These are an easy way to have a different look every day of the week if you want. The extensions come in various colors from your typical shades of hair to colors like blue and red. You can wear the extensions for a multitude of occasions. Some girls wear them for prom to make the hair longer. You can style the hair as usual after adding the extensions, of you can style the hair and add the extensions later to create depth.

If you want feathery bangs, then clip on a small extension to the front of the hair. Go for an elegant look if you are going out for a special event by adding extensions that are curled. If you are tired of short hair, then add a ponytail extension to create the illusion that your hair has grown in a short amount of time. The next day you can add a different piece for a short hair style. Hair extensions easily clip to the underside of the hair so that others can’t see the top of the extension. You can wash the extension like normal hair.

extension

Cheerio…

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Friday, February 14, 2014

If you are planning on proposing to the love of your life, then you need to purchase an engagement ring to express you love and commitment. Traditionally, engagement rings are designed with a setting and a diamond in the middle. Since there are so many diamonds at varying price ranges, the 4 C’s were established to determine important qualities of each stone. They are cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. Learn more about each category as you begin shopping for the perfect diamond for your bride to be.

Cut

The cut of a diamond ring for rose gold engagement rings should not be confused with the shape. The shape of the stone is more basic (emerald, pear, round). On the other hand, the actual “cut” describes the reflective qualities of a diamond. A better cut will enhance how a diamond looks. Therefore, it is arguably the most important “C” in all 4 of the categories. When you have a good cut you receive a brilliant stone. The angles on the diamond will softly reflect the light from the room.

Finding the right cut can be a challenge. However, you should look for one where light enters at the table on the diamond. Then, the light travels to the diamonds pavilion and reflects out to both sides. If the diamond is not well cut, the light will enter at the table and leak out at the bottom or sides. The effect is less brilliant and not as mesmerizing.

Clarity

In terms of the clarity of a diamond, you are looking to identify any flaws in the stone. Since diamonds are not grown in a perfect laboratory, they a bound to have flaws. When determining the clarity of a stone, flaws are classified into the following two categories:

  • Blemishes
  • Inclusions

Blemishes are flaws on the actual stone such as pits, scratches, and chips. Some of these happen during the cutting process. Inclusions are found within the stone and are flaws like cracks, air bubbles, and non-diamond minerals found in the stone. Although these flaws can lower the quality of a diamond, they also prove that the stone is a real diamond. After all, it is rare to find a flawless stone. Therefore, look for one with few flaws.

Color

When discussing the color of a diamond, typically a jeweler is referring to an absence or presence of color in a white diamond. This color is the result of the diamond’s composition, and it never changes. A colorless diamond is preferred, because it lets more light in like a clear window.

Carat Weight

Lastly, when purchasing your diamond you will need to determine the carat weight. This is how jewelers measure stones. The larger the carat you select, the more expensive it will be. Determining the right size you should be based on you budget and you preferences. It is also important to consider the setting and the person when you choose the carat size.

Shopping for diamonds and an engagement ring can be overwhelming. Hopefully, this guide can help you select the perfect diamond stone. Now all you need to decide is the shape and setting. If you need some inspiration check out these over the top engagement rings!

Extravagant Engagement Rings Infographic From Allurez

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Sunday, February 02, 2014

Yes.. I do love my handbags and I have closet full of them  (though they are not all branded designer ones… I’m fashionable but I don’t spluge).. and of course it doesn’t help that I just found wholesale handbags and purses site on the internet right?

handbags

Oh no.. hide my credit card, take away my wallet. Don’t let me go shopping for handbags anymore when I still have a few that have yet seen daylight..

Help!.. lol!

Cheerio…

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Sunday, January 05, 2014

gownsShopping for the perfect party dress can be overwhelming. There are thousands of brands and models to choose from. Instead of going from one store to another, you could buy your dress online. This is a great way to save time and money. Most online fashion stores offer a huge selection of products, including high heel shoes, black evening dresses, prom dresses, casual dresses, sparkling tops, skirts, and evening bags.

Before you go shopping, make sure you know your dress size. Consider your body type as well. If you’re attending a formal event, stick with a more conventional cut. For a night out or a birthday party, choose a cocktail dress. Highlight your small waist with a thin belt. Women with curves should avoid pleats and gathers. A knee-length dress will outline their figure and make them look slim.

Petite ladies can highlight their small frame with slim fitting dress. Athletic women will look amazing in tight dresses with fun prints. If you have dark skin, look for party dresses in light colors such as yellow, green, white, and pink. Those with medium skin should wear gray, brown, or black. Red and green will look wonderful on dark-haired ladies with pale skin.

Don’t forget about accessories! A stylish evening bag will compliment your look and personality. You could also wear a scarf, a blazer, or a statement necklace. The right accessories can set apart even the simplest dress.

Cheerio…

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

A piece of vintage jewelry makes a unique fashion statement, and is a great way to show off your individual style. Vintage jewelry doesn’t only look lovely, it’s more likely to be of a higher quality than modern costume jewelry, is often cheaper than buying brand new and lets you rise above the current fads with an individual piece that you’re unlikely to see on anyone else. But with vintage home ware, fashion and jewelry being so popular nowadays, genuine vintage items fly off the shelves at flea markets, vintage stores and antique fairs, so how do you make sure that you get your perfect piece without spending a bomb?

An ideal tactic to get exactly what you want is to make your own jewelry using unusual vintage items, as you’re unlikely to have to spend too much on your perfect treasure, and you certainly won’t see anyone else wearing the same item!  You don’t even need to go to college to learn the art of jewelry making, with online stores such as WigJig offering handy tutorials, advice and all the tools and accessories you’ll need to make your own jewelry.

What to Look For

Don’t just hunt for existing pieces of vintage jewelry, you can be as creative as you like when designing and making your own piece. As long as you think about how comfortable the item will be to wear, the only other restriction is whether or not you like it! Be as crazy and inventive as you like, and the sky’s the limit. Here are a few interesting things to consider when you’re searching for the ultimate centerpiece to your jewelry:

  • Belt buckles make stunning bracelets, and you’ll find them in all shapes and sizes.
  • Clock and watch mechanisms are frequently found as main parts in steampunk style jewelry, so why not save money on buying new and use the real thing?
  • Vintage glass stones make a beautiful focus for a piece of hand-made jewelry.
  • Keys are a popular choice for modern ‘vintage style’ jewelry, and an intricate antique key would be the perfect item for an eye-catching necklace.
  • Vintage dolls house toys and accessories are so much more elaborate and detailed than the modern versions, and using a tiny doll, chair, tea-set, baby carriage or mirror will give you a spectacular piece of jewelry. If you’re lucky enough to find somewhere with a large stock, then a number of miniature items would look amazing made into a charm bracelet.

Where to Find it

Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to make your own jewelry using vintage treasures, it’s time to start looking. Obvious places to look are flea markets and antique fairs, but there’s a whole wealth of other great places where you may be surprised to find some fabulous vintage items. Yard sales and estate sales can yield a huge amount of hidden treasures; you’ll just need to be prepared to have a good rummage around in boxes to get to the perfect find. Friends and family can also be a fantastic source of treasures, as they’re likely to have boxes and bags filled with items that are junk to them, but perfect for your purposes. There’s no harm in asking and they’ll probably be more than happy for you to take some things off their hands!

Susan Thomson loves making new projects out of recycled items. She often blogs about her inspirations and end products.

Cheerio…

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Home remodeling and renovation projects can provide your home with a complete facelift at a reasonable cost. Completing certain indoor and outdoor remodeling projects on your own can also help save you money compared to the cost of hiring a contractor. It can also be extremely rewarding to complete a large task on your own. However, if you don’t know what you are spending and where you can save money, you may actually end up spending more than you intended. This is where home remodeling software can help.

Financing the Project

Keeping track of your expenses will help you to better allocate funding for your project and even estimate future spending so that you don’t go over budget. The software will also allow you to compare the prices and specifications of competing items and help you fill your inventory.

Managing the Remodel

There is a lot to worry about and keep track of during any home improvement or maintenance project. Remodeling software will help you more easily manage your project by keeping everything organized and on track. It will allow you to manage what needs to be done, what has been done, and what your next steps should be.
It can also give you ideas on remodeling and redesigning your home. From interior design advice to the best landscaping ideas, you can gather a lot of helpful information from these programs and software. They can make it easier for you to make informed decisions about the right items to purchase for your remodel.

Finding the Right Software

There are a variety of software options to choose from. Some companies will offer a free trial so that you can try out the software without making any commitments. They should offer customer support so that you can comfortably use the software going forward.

Look for home remodeling software that also has maintenance tracking capabilities. This will ensure that once you have improved your home, you can easily maintain it and get the most for your investment. It should also allow you to track warranties and any important documents regarding your project.

Cheerio…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Customers who are in the market for quality rings that are appropriate for weddings and engagements can likely find what they are looking for on the MaeVona website. The rings are inspired by Celtic designs and the stones and embellishments are expertly crafted to the customer’s specifications.

There are several ring varieties to choose from and bands for the rings are available in rose gold, platinum and white gold. Marquis, oval and pear-shaped diamonds can also be included in either of the bands to complete the look of the ring.

While there are a number of engagement rings on the website, the online store also sells ring sets. The sets include an engagement ring and wedding band, and there are combinations of rings that come in a myriad of sizes and stone designs. For instance, the Oronsay set features a solitaire diamond and platinum bands for a modest yet beautiful wedding ring set. The Mallow set, however, has smaller diamonds that adorn the wedding band, along with a feature stone that resembles of a Scottish wildflower.

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Men’s rings are available from this exquisite jewelry company as well. The Coll collection has three sections with a twisted metal design to represent togetherness, and there is a matching smaller ring for women that comes in the Coll set. The rings are made of rose gold, but are also available in white or yellow gold. The Bute rings for men are an ideal choice as well, and have a bevelled edged and platinum look that looks great on both men and women.

The fine jewelry website features a blog that gives customers more first-hand information on the rings offered at the online store to help consumers make the best choice in jewelry before buying. The blog also informs customers of the company’s best sellers, and provides tips for choosing the right stone and band based on personal style.

Customers can make their purchases directly on the website, or call the company to get clarification on a product and order by phone. There is also a store locator feature on the website to that will let customers know whether there is a live store closeby so he/she can try the ring on before buying.

Cheerio…

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

I was never really a shoe person but recently though I keep straying to the shoe department at shopping malls. I guess it’s because I have not found a pair that I can really really love that will take me from casual to semi formal events. My ideal shoe would be with 3inch heels, closed toe and so comfortable that I actually forgot I was wearing them and was actually in heels.

Most of my shoes now are flat simply because the high heels one that I have give me such grievance at the end of the day. I actually have a pair that I wore and throughout the day that I was wearing them I could not focus on anything else except the pain. In the end, I had to buy another pair that same day just so I could change shoes!

I even bought an expensive pair just because I thought they will give me more comfort. Boy, was I wrong! Till now that every expensive pair of shoes is sitting in its box after it caused me to get blisters on my feet!

It should be easy enough for me to get that perfect pair of shoes as I have standard size feet so I am not giving up! However if you need plus size shoes, why not check out the link attached and see if that dream shoes of yours is at the store. I just took a peep just now and saw some nice wedges and boots.. I may even do some shopping of my own if I find one in my size.

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Cheerio…

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

For people who wear prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses or reading glasses, a case is a requirement. Cases protect eyeglasses from damage when they are not being worn. They are handy way to store glasses for safekeeping.

There are many eyeglass cases on the market, and the styles vary greatly. Customers can find everything from upscale, designer-branded cases to durable, protective cases designed for travelers. The cost varies too, although most cases are available at sensible, affordable prices.

Customers can find a handmade leather eyeglass case from stores like Ghurka. Both fashionable and functional, leather cases feature a flat, light design with suede linings and soft construction that protect even the most fragile frames and lenses. Other companies sell hard cases with magnetic strips that keep them clamped shut. They are less trendy, but their functionality makes them popular with customers.

Pouch eyeglass cases feature brightly-colored, soft materials and drawstrings. They are often used for sunglasses. They are less functional than leather cases and hard cases, but they are usually very reasonably priced.

Ghurka and other companies that sell eyeglass cases often offer accessories as well. These include eyeglass cleaners and lens wipes, eyeglass repair kits, pocket magnifiers, eyeglass cords, nose pads and cases and cleaners for contact lenses. The wide variety of cases and accessories make it easy to find just the right products for people who wear glasses.

Cheerio…

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

It is a difficult task to try to buy perfumes as gifts for others. While you want the gift to be an impressive gesture for the recipient, you also want it to be a very useful gift. Nobody wants perfume that he or she will never wear.

Start with the fragrances you already know the gift recipient wears. Guessing at which fragrances a person wears leaves room for the possibility of being wrong. Pay close attention to the type of scent you have smelled on that person’s skin. Florals, musk-based, spicy, fresh or citrus-based scents are fairly easy to match when shopping for discount perfumes from FragranceVilla.com or other outlets. Specialty stores save time and money, and often, the salesperson knows enough about fragrance lines to give lots of assistance with choosing the right perfume.

It is also a good idea to know how often and for what occasions the gift recipient wears perfume. In the modern workplace, many people forgo wearing any fragrance at all. In closed spaces, a prominent scent might be a bit overwhelming for some people and trigger allergic reactions in others.

whitelinengiftsetMore often than not, you will be shopping for the scent a person would likely wear during leisurely outings or on formal occasions. For this kind of purchase, you should think about the occasions your gift recipient frequents most. Formal occasions can bear scents that are slightly heavier than fresh, light florals or citrus-scents tend to be. It is fine to indulge in heavy florals, spicy or similar scents for these occasions.

One of the ways that many outlets allow buyers to test perfumes is by spraying the scent from a tester bottle onto a strip of paper. This testing method has its limits when it comes to getting to the true lingering aroma of the perfume. Although the test strip will smell generally like the liquid in the dispenser bottle, it may take on an entirely different smell once it reaches the skin. If you are shopping for a gift that is a surprise, there is almost no way around this challenge. You must find a way to use the strip to test for whether the perfume is light or heavy and determine under which fragrance family it can be classified.

Perfumes can be an empowering gift to give to anyone. They seem to delight the sense of smell in ways that are primal and cannot always be predictable. There is no hard and fast rule for buying perfume for someone else. As a gesture of kindness, however, you should always put as much thought into buying perform for others as you would if you were buying it for yourself.

Cheerio…

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Sunday, October 06, 2013

If you know me you know I love my boxes, my compartments and my containters so I was totally in love with everything at this website.  I mean check out the storage picture below. What’s not to love about it right? I can just imaging my pots and pans all nicely stack like that. I can feel my cooking mood coming..lol!

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Check out their collection of storage and shelves and I can guarantee you, it will set your cooking or cleaning mood in motion too!

Cheerio…

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Do you struggle with home or office organization? Almost everyone can do something to help their space be more organized. The advantages of home organization include the ability to find things you need when you need them, a clean look and feel to your home, and the ability to accomplish tasks without a hassle. In many homes, the guest bedroom also doubles as a home office. It can be hard to design a room that is not only welcoming and comfortable for your guests, but also provides the organization and function needed for an office space. You can solve this problem by converting dressers and cabinets from Salt Lake into transitional furniture.

Cabinet to Desk
One of the most important aspects of your office space is the desk. It is essential to have somewhere to work and store your computer and other necessary electronics. The best way to create a desk that can be stored away when guests arrive is by building it into a beautiful cabinet. Begin by selecting a cabinet that complements your d├ęcor. Then, add, remove, or reorganize the shelving to create a shelf large enough for your computer. You can even replace this shelf with a pullout version, although you can choose to just remove the bottom shelves as well. Next, you can stock the rest of the shelves with your desk supplies. Additionally, consider choosing a cabinet with drawers if you have a lot of supplies to store. This cabinet can be easily located in a corner of the room where the doors can be shut as soon as your guests arrive.

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Dresser to Filing Cabinet
In addition to your desk, most offices need space to store paperwork and other important documents. Traditionally, filing cabinets from Salt Lake aren’t very decorative. However, you can create your own filing cabinet by converting a dresser into a storage space. This can be as simple as knocking the bottom out of one of the drawers and adding metal file guides into the top drawer. This leaves you with a beautiful piece of furniture to complement your guest room!

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