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Please help - Unasking a bridesmaid

by RomanticPinkBridesmaid923 @ Off Topic Posts

Hi everyone

So having a huge problem with one of my bridesmaids. It's been eating me up to the point of anxiety. I need to un-ask one of my bridesmaids. These are my reasons and just want to know if i'm being unreasonable so please be honest. 

This bridesmaid has been a friend of mine for 5 years, we went to university together - my other bridesmaids are lifelong friends. I'm a bridesmaid for this girl as well and she asked me 2 years ago, her wedding is in 2 weeks time. At the time I was thrilled but over the 2 years the bills have wracked up for her wedding and as it stands the bride has paid for NOTHING.

We have paid for our own shoes (which have to be a certain colour), dress (which we were handed and had no say in although they were only £50), hair and make up, overnight wedding accommodation and travel, hen weekend and obviously paid for the bride. Additionally I hosted the bride and her family for 2 days at home where I cooked breakfast and dinner each evening.

So the bride has paid for NOTHING for her bridesmaids and this has upset me hugely. I have never heard of any bride doing this let alone a best friend. I think its outrageous. We are paying to be her bridesmaids. 

We are constantly being asked for money month after month, again just 2 weeks before the wedding. 

i now don't want to have her as my bridesmaid any more but don't want to ruin the friendship. I know it will have an impact but to be honest with the way she's treated us (her own bridesmaids) i'm not overly concerned. 

Am I within my rights to say I can't have her anymore and if so I had planned to use the excuse that I want to have my oldest school friends and its nothing personal etc. 

Any advice welcome as this is tearing me up. Thanks so much. :)  

What do you want from the "Pregnancy Group"?

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I've created a few threads in this group to get some interaction going, but it seems to be a slow starter.  Is there anything else that you would like to see or discuss in here?  I'm pretty sure that any member has access to start a thread, but if you don't want to be the started but would like to see a topic discussed, feel free to PM me and ask me to start something for you.  I'd love to get this group to be more interactive, so I'd love to hear any suggestions!

Air Transat Refund Amount - Help!

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So according to our contract with Air Transat, we were to be refunded the cost of one trip (less fees and surcharges) for every 15 adults travelling for 7 days as part of our wedding group. We have 33 adults booked, so will be getting the base cost of 2 trips returned to us.

 

According to our contract, the base price of our trip was $1,089 plus fees of $386 ($1,475 in total). When I check our trip online right now, it also shows a similar base price (fluctuating daily) with a constant $386 in fees and surcharges broken out. Air Transat has told me that they will be refunding me $1,510 for two trips instead of the $2,178 I believe I am owed ($1,089 x 2), and my TA has said that the difference is just additional fees and surcharges (i.e. we get back $755 per trip, meaning only half the cost of the trip is for flight and accommodations).

 

Has anyone run into this issue with Air Transat? I thought by Ontario and/or Canadian law they had to disclose all fees separately from the base price, but I can't seem to find that regulation when I google it. I've asked my TA to request an itemized breakdown of the cost of the trip to prove their math, but apparently Air Transat isn't willing to do that. 

 

Can any of the Canadian TA's chime in on the rules for breaking out additional fees from the base price? @TAPreety @TADarci 

 

Hoping someone here can help me get my additional $668 owed to me....

Hunky Heartbeet Cabbage Soup

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What color eyeshadow for a job interview?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have an interview for a job which colour eyeshadow should I wear with a deep purple blouse? I don’t want to be matchy matchy so no purple. Answers: I think a smoky eye with a hint of purple will be beautiful I would definitely go neutral! and probably go matte! Exactly. Job interview = […]

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Kat Von D Lolita Eyeshadow Back In Stock

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Vendor Fees

by @ Dreams Los Cabos Weddings RSS Feed

Hello Ladies!

 

I'm pretty new to this site and love the information that is passed along and shared!!! Its definitely helping me plan my upcoming wedding at Dreams on April 9, 2016.

 

My question is for previous brides and vendors. With using outside vendors, if your photographer/videographer was staying on site at the Dreams did they still charge you a vendor fee (per person) or was that waived?!? I can understand if the vendor is off site and only there for the day, but other than that, I think it should be waived, no?!? I'm traveling with my wedding planner, photographer and DJ from NYC and this fee is adding significantly!!

 

Any information would greatly help!!

Does This Mean Celebrity Beauty Lines Are Final...

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Village Hall Wedding

by Chloe2345 @ wedding planning discussion forums

We're getting married next May, ceremony at the register office, then on to a village hall for the reception. We've got loads of ideas for decorating and things like that but I'm really concerned because the hall doesn't have an outside area. So we'll all arrive about 4/4.30, and have to go straight inside? Stupid rain when we viewed the place meant I didn't even consider it, but there's a chance that we might have a beautiful sunny day (don't laugh, I know it's England!!) and I'll have to nudge all the guests inside.

There's a pub next door but I'm not sure that's what I'm after, do you think the guests will mind? Or am I doing this all wrong?

Thank you!

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The Advice Smackdown Is Back! So Let’s Talk Deodorant

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Got deodorant residue built up under your arms? Sorry! It's common. Here's how to deal with your problem and avoid it going forward.

Family problems..Help

by BreakfastAtTiffanys91 @ Off Topic Posts

Hey,

I really need some help and advice.

Im planning the wedding of my dreams to the man of my dreams in October me and H2b are paying for the whole thing ourselves 

Sadly at the age of 13 i lost my mum and the whole wedding planning has been hard for me luckily my h2b anf best friendsare amazing and have helped me so much.

My dad on the other hand hes been useless not asked about the wedding, hes just really told me who and should and shouldn't invite really not asked about anything else, oh and also told me hes not doing a speech.

Sadly last week grandad passed away and already my dad has fallen out with his brother and now my dad is sending me horrible messages telling me if my uncle or cousins are coming to the wedding hes not and i have to choose?

 

What the hell do i do? Say screw it im having my family there and if he really wont come to his only daughters wedding becuase of this then its his loss??..

Any advice would be amazing and i really dont want to upset anybody and im really close to my cousins and would hate for them not to be there.

X

 

Is Styling Damaging My Hair?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have been going to my stylist for about 5 years for highlights and color was doing the high lights and low lights but a few times went dark. Well about 3 months ago after I went brunette I started losing more hair than usual in the shower and noticed breakage. Last couple of times […]

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MH drama

by HappyIvoryFlowers @ Off Topic Posts

Looking for support / advice / feeling incredibly vulnerable and hurt.

I asked my sister to be my Chief bridesmaid / matron of honor as i was her chief bridesmaid at her wedding.
She's been with me to see my dress and also been involved with flower arranging and button holes but has recently accused me of deliberately not including her.

Back story:
Over a month ago i contacted my bridesmaids (4) to ask when they would be available to go bridesmaid dress shopping this summer.
Two of my three friends replied with a couple of possible dates, one of my friends did not and neither did my sister.
I was told, by my sister, that i would need to give her some dates.

So i picked two weekends and asked of everyone is available? She replied that she was not available "that weekend." As we had already gotten my sisters dress; i replied that that wasn't a problem and that she didn't need to come if she couldn't make it.
To which she replies that it's short notice, she has another event and she wants to be involved. to which i ask which of the two weekends offered was she not available?
No reply

i try again to get an idea as to my sisters availability by offering more dates and asking all the bridesmaids to reply with a selection of dates that they are available. I even created a colour coded table so that everyone could see peoples availability.
Still no response from my sister.
However one of my bridesmaid is offered a job abroad and asks if she we can try and get her dress this weekend (just gone) as she won't be in the UK and wants to get it sorted. To which i reply, not a problem. i explain to my sister why we need to go shopping sooner that August, as that was the only suggestion she made.
My other two friends come down for social reasons, with no intention of buying their dresses, as we did not have the money for all three.

I did not tell my sister of the date change, as based on her previous lack of correspondence; i believed she wasn't available and didn't want to hassle her.

Big surprise on Saturday, My bridesmaids find dresses that they love and my dad offers to pay for the dresses for the girls, the shop even dropped the price from £375 per dress to £200 per dress; if we bought all three that day.

Of course i think this is amazing and i'm so grateful and overwhelmed and there's tears and gratitude and we have an amazing time. Only when i get home after dropping one of my bridesmaid back at the train station. I get a phone call from my mum, saying that my sister has called her up and accused me of deliberately excluding her.

I then phone my sister but she doesn't answer, so i leave a voicemail explaining what happened, that i genuinely believed she wasn't available; and that getting all three rather than one was just good fortune. That i never meant it to seem as though i was excluding her.

By this point i'm in tears and she phones back on my home phone, i repeat again that i didn't mean it to seem like that, but she cuts across me saying but that's how she feels. i try to explain but she keeps cutting across me, to the point where i get so frustrated that i scream, "how dare you! let me finish, stop interrupting me, you always do this!"

At which point she hangs up the phone (now i acknowledge i shouldn't have lost my temper, but she was accusing me of deliberately excluding her, which is unfair, as even the wedding venue was picked with her needs in mind.)
She then sends me two texts, the first telling me never to speak to her like that again (then speaks to me in a similar manner - which is normal for her but grossly hypocritical). And then to tell me that i'd said it was next weekend and that was the weekend she wasn't available, not this one just gone, and that she could have done the Saturday.

I'm so angry, hurt and frustrated, if she didn't tell me her availability, how am i supposed to know?

Should i have phoned her at every step, just to make sure she was ok with my decision?

I'm so angry and feel like i did everything i could to accommodate as many people as possible. Am i over reacting?
I'd be grateful for any advice, i feel so sick right now and i haven't slept properly since.

Marryposaroyalevents' Blog - Santorini Local Wedding Trends

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Wedding traditions In Santorini


Getting married in Greece is a really big deal throughout the centuries. All over Greece there are some very special customs and traditions. In Santorini there are some interesting trends when it comes to modern Weddings. Especially for those of you that are interested in having something unique for their most special day, below I give you 4 local trends that all weddings in Santorini should include:

Music

Local Musicians:
Tradition on the island has it that the bride is escorted by local musicians throughout the way from her house to the venue of the wedding. Traditional wedding songs are sung throughout the way and sometimes the musicians make some lyrics on the way saying a story for the bride and groom. The most traditional musical instruments are the Violin and Lute or Outi in Santorini and the musicians are always dressed in the traditional costumes of the island.

Favors

Koufeto:
Koufeto is a local Cycladic sweet that is served to all guests after the ceremony of the Wedding. Tradition has is that the first to taste the Koufeto are the bride and Groom and then all the rest of the family and guests. Koufeto is a combination of honey and almonds prepared in a special local recipe. The custom started many years ago and honey was offered as a sample of the sweet years of marriage to come for the couple and the almonds as a symbol of prosperity so that the couple will have strong and healthy offsprings.

Special Events

Donkey Ride:
As Donkeys are the most famous animals on the island of Santorini , they can be the best means of transportation for the Wedding Couple. The story behind this trend is that long ago, before any wheeled vehicles appeared on the island, Donkeys used to take people everywhere they needed to go and so the Bride and Groom also reached and left the Wedding Venue traditionally on them. Since luxury vehicles have arrived on the island Donkeys are mostly used for short rides that provide the couples not only a genuine feeling but also some unforgettable memories and great photos…

Caldera Cruise:
The Caldera of Santorini is a really unique place worldwide. Most of the couples decide to travel to Greece and more specifically in Santorini in order to gaze that scenery and have that amazing background on their wedding memories. If you plan your wedding in Santorini this is a really special idea and something that more and more couples choose nowadays is having a wedding reception on board. Combining a newlywed’s celebration and a Caldera cruise is the ultimate wedding experience. Morning or Sunset, Traditional Wooden boat or a Catamaran Sailing Yacht, this experience will stay with you forever.

Can’t wait to tie the knot in a traditional way in Santorini Island surrounded by breathtaking views at every angle? We don't blame you. Contact Marryposa Royal Events today to talk all things wedding and start planning the day of your dreams.

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Looking Hot Next Season

by Another Model Resource @ Another Model Resource

The next year is soon to be upon us and it’s imperative that you look your best for this upcoming season. Fashion faux pas do not for a successful model make. Or something like that. (I’m trying to sound wise here, help me out.) So, what can you do to ensure that you’ll be ready? […]

Looking For Your Wedding Dress, Elsewhere

by @ Style & Fashion - Articles

Wedding dresses can be expensive -- yes, we're talking down payment on a house expensive. But your Wedding Day attire certainly doesn't have to break the bank because these days, there are tons of resources and options when it comes to finding "the dre...

azulreceptionhall's Blog - 3 Major Mistakes To Avoid While Planning An Economical Wedding Reception

by @ Best Destination Wedding Wedding Blogs

Planning a wedding is extremely stressful and more so, if you are planning to cut down on the cost wherever possible. It can be because you do not want your finance to take a toll post-marriage, or as you are simply saving up for a grand honeymoon or something else. Whatever the reason might be, make sure you plan and research well before finalizing on anything, especially when it comes to the venue and the catering services.
But then, there are many couples who commit some huge blunders in order to cut down on their budget. If you take some time out and search online, you will see that there are indeed many Private Party Venues Houston TX that offer affordable reception party packages. But then, choosing randomly, just because of the “money” factor is a strict “no-no”! Here are the most common mistakes, which you shouldn’t repeat if you don’t want your reception party to be a blunder.

  • Don’t Make the Guests Bump into Each Other – It is understandable that you are looking for all means and methods to cut down on your costs, but that doesn’t mean that you will be booking a hall so small, that all your guests would feel claustrophobic or simply bump into each other. You have to understand one thing and that is, there is no harm in planning a budget-friendly party but then, you shouldn’t cut your expenses in the wrong sectors, such as this. Hence, make sure you always book a spacious banquet hall.
  • The Location Factor – So, you are thinking of hiring a hall in a far-off stranded location, in order to save bucks? But, have you thought of the travelling costs? Also, what if you have to pay for the travelling expenses of some of your guests as well? And, what if no one turns out because of the far off locate? Well, this is another mistake most couples make and they think this would be a “hit”, only to realize that it is certainly a “miss”. Thus, only hire a venue that is located in the heart of the city. No Raised Eyebrows when it Comes to Food – Let’s be honest – do you enjoy a party which does not have some finger-licking items on the menu? No, right? So, don’t expect that your guests would enjoy your party if you cut down a lot on the catering services. And trust me, you should never do that. Unfortunately, there are many brides and grooms who think it is okay to cut down on the catering services, only to be disappointed with the unsatisfied faces of their guests. Also, it is always wiser to hire a venue that has an inbuilt catering team so that, you don’t have to hire a team separately. This will not only help you reduce the expenses, but would also be much more flexible as you don’t have to coordinate with them. There are many Wedding Reception Venues Houston TX that take care of everything starting from the wedding cake and chocolate fountain to multi-cuisine buffets and drinks; so make sure you hire one like that.
Now that you know the mistakes you need to avoid while booking Inexpensive Wedding Venues Houston TX, and planning an economical wedding party, don’t delay any further! Hurry up and start planning now.

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Selfish not to invite distant relatives and family friends?

by SunnyGreenHair729 @ wedding planning discussion forums

Hi Everyone,

Last night I was speaking about wedding plans and ended up having an argument with my dad over who I invited to my wedding. I have always wanted to get married abroad in a small intimate wedding and my OH feels the same. A few years ago there was large fall out with one side of the family and I hardly know my other side so my OH and I agreed (he doesn't have extended family) that we just wanted to invite immediate family (parents and siblings) and very close friends. My dad has now said that it's selfish of me to do so and I have to invite family and the various family friends who have invited my parents to their children's weddings. When I said it was our day and I just wanted to have a day of fun with my friends my dad said it wasn't my day, it was the families and that chances are we wouldn't even be friends with the friends we invite to our wedding whist family is forever (except we don't speak to half of them!). My parents aren't contributing to the wedding and I'm very close to them so don't want to upset them but I have genuine anxiety now about having to face a room full of people I hardly know/hate me and the thought that the one day I've always dreamed of will not be anything I want is heartbreaking. I'm genuinely now considering just getting married in the registry office and not telling anyone. Am I in the wrong to not want these people there? Do I risk upsetting my parents by doing what I want? They say they will support my decisions but I know my dad will be 'disappointed' and end up swaying me out of guilt. 

 

Wedding guest list

by Njb0002 @ Off Topic Posts

My son is 23 and I try not to meddle in his choices.  Him and his fiancé are planning a wedding. They met 5 months ago. The are finalizing a guest list. We have such a small family, me, his brother (who was not asked to be best man),his two sisters and only 7 family members unless you count third cousins and we are not. One family member has been like a sister to me my whole life and like the best aunt ever to him. She is very polite and etiquette following. But his fiancé wants to invite everyone in this family of 11 people except her. Even her parents are to be invited. There are no hostilities. And also she is planning to invite over 100 of her family and friends. Is it wrong for me to not participate if she is not invited? We are such a close knit family and to exclude one? His fiancé is a very jealous person and my cousin is very pretty, but that doesn't make sense. Please ideas!!!!

His Family Are Nightmares!!

by HappyYellowCakes807 @ Off Topic Posts

Okay, so I don't know if this is the correct area or not, but I definitely need some advice or at the very least, unbiased opinions. 

It's an extremely long story, so I won't go in to details unless you want to know everything. I'll give you the basics:

Been with SO for nearly 3 1/2 years. When we first met, his mother was completely obsessed with his ex girlfriend and would say things like "she's the daughter I never had" (she had a baby girl who suffered cot death). His sister in law is still best friends with her, and would text him saying that I'm not his ex-girlfriend and that we had nothing in common etc. So right from the start, I felt alienated. I wasn't a girly girl like she was and wasn't interested in watching Geordie Shore or TOWIE or anything like that. I did my best to ignore everything, even though I would walk in to his mother's house and see photos of him and his ex still plastered on the wall, and she brought the ex up in nearly every conversation. 

I then fell pregnant, and the mother in law became very very obsessed and nosey. She was telling us what to name her, saying she wanted her every Friday and even moved down the street from us. Now, my little girl was born at 28 weeks gestation, and she was in the neonatal care unit for 7 weeks. Throughout this time, I was being treated for sepsis and was obviously extremely unwell, and me and my fiance weren't concentrating on anything except my daughter and myself getting better. The reason for her prematurity was my house had been covered in mould that the agency refused to deal with. (but that's another story). Now, when the mother in law came up to the hospital, she would look at all the other premature babies and comment on how beautiful they are and she wouldn't actually look at my daughter because she was too busy with everyone else's babies. The nurse actually had to tell her to stop because even if the parents weren't there, she would look at the babies in the incubator and the nurse said it's a violation of privacy. She would say things to the nurses like "she didn't even want kids a couple of months ago" which makes me sound absolutely awful. I'd said, way before I ever fell pregnant, that I wasn't that bothered about having kids. Throughout the 7 weeks, she came up about four times. So these little things really started to irritate me. 

Whilst she was in the incubator, we moved in to my mum and dad's house, because we didn't have the money to move somewhere else, and I would need sufficient care when my partner returned to work. I think this is where the jealousy kicked in. Now, his father is an alcoholic abusive waste of space who beat the mother up and his children. She told her daughter to go f*ck herself when given the choice between her kids or him. So while ever he was at the house, we said our daughter wasn't going there. She was welcome to take her to the park (when she was a few months older) or take her shopping or whatever, but I didn't want my daughter around that man. His mother then started slagging my family off even though they hadn't done a thing wrong, and I'm the type of person who can't let things go. So I then refused to put an effort in with her. She refused to apologise, and blamed everything on everyone else, rather than herself. 

Anyway, time goes on and she still hasn't apologised so we didn't really talk whenever she came around. I was diagnosed with cholecystitis and gallstones, as well as an issue with my heart, so I'd been hospitalised a few times. I fell pregnant again a few months after all this too. We found out that his mother had been slagging me off to his ex girlfriend saying that she wishes it was her that had got pregnant, that it was her kids not mine, that I'm a disrespectful *** and I'm rude etc. This was a massive blow to me, because it was one thing slagging me off and another to his ex who I already knew she was obsessed with. 

Around 12 arguments have happened in total, so there is too much to go in to. Things like I shouldn't have took my daughter to go dress shopping for my brothers wedding because it was HER day to have her, I posted a status on Facebook about having a headache and that was apparently taking the p*ss out of her because she had a headache (didn't even have her added at this point), she leaves both of my daughters in the car on their own so she can run in to the petrol shop, she keeps them up until 11pm,12am which then throws off their entire schedule when I get them back. The latest thing is she has apparently taken some tablets and overdosed. She went to hospital and came out the next day. I find this a little strange because surely they would do something like a suicide watch? Anyway,both of his brothers have now got involved slagging me off and blaming my fiance for everything. I've been threatened by his dad on Facebook, her sister who I've never even met, has slated me on Facebook too. At the moment, it feels like everyone is against us, even though we've done nothing wrong but want to protect our daughters. 

I've deleted all his family on my Facebook, changed my number and I don't speak to any of them now. 

The whole point of this post is...do I invite them to the wedding? I mean, I don't think he even wants to, but I don't think I could sit there with his mother at the top table, looking in to the eyes of all these people who have called me every name under the sun. Do they deserve to be there? 

Sorry for the long post!

Tips to Handle Skin After Holidays are Over

by Ricky @ Ricky's Beauty Guide

Holidays often mean late night partying, stress and excitement, and indulgent eating and drinking. They are definitely fun times. However, they tend to take their toll on your skin. After you have had the time of your life during the holidays, it is time to come home, settle down, and revitalize your skin. Can you reclaim your pre-holiday glow? Can your complexion recover from the extravagance of the holidays?  The following are tried-and-tested tips on how to handle skin when the holidays are over. Get adequate rest. Your skin pays the price for endless holiday partying. Your skin breaks out.

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Calgary Brides/ Bridesmaid Dress Nightmare

by @ Canadian Destination Wedding Group RSS Feed

Hello all,

I just wanted to share my experience at Cameo & Cufflinks in Calgary with you as I am just so so upset. We purchased 3 dresses there and we had issues over and over with them.

Long story short they told one of the girls to go up a size cause her bust measured a size 16. We get the dress and she's swimming in it! The bust also had to be take in 2 inches!! The alterations are costing her MORE than what she paid for the actual dress.

She tried to talk to the store and they kept saying it wasn't their fault and that the seamstress is probably over charging her. I was really upset and got on the phone and told her straight out that I was furious and asked her to explain to me that if her bust measured a size 16 why it has to be taken in 2 whole inches!! Her response was simply I don't know I don't have the dress here in front of me. Turns out I was speaking with the owner! She wasn't apologetic and didn't seem to care. I ended up hanging up on her as she was just talking over me. My wedding is 2 weeks away and I'm just stressed!! The dresses were not cheap and now there's an added cost of $320! The seamstress has to take in 2 inches at the bust, 3 at the waist and 4 off the bottom! Has anyone else experienced this?!

So just beware if you are considering shopping there.

Alternatives To Bare Escentuals

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Bare Escentuals made my face really itchy, BUT I loved the way it made my skin look. I was wondering if there was something similar I could buy? Answers: All mineral foundations have different ingredients in them. Check the ingredient list on your foundation and compare it to others. I know some people are allergic […]

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Baby Shower Photos

by Nadine Jolie Courtney @ Nadine Jolie Courtney

As I mentioned yesterday, it’s been a big week ’round these parts: ten years of blogging, plus I finally submitted the first draft of Wisteria! Now that I’m temporarily done with the book–at least, until my editor gets back with changes–I’m slowly wading through the backlog of View the Full Post > View the Full Post >...

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Any make up suggestions for a brown eyed latina?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I’m Hispanic and besides the natural look (gold shimmery eyeshadow with black or brown liner and lip gloss or sometimes a raspberry lipstick) I am at a loss. I have experimented with purple shadow and gold shimmer it looks good too but not for everyday. I’d love ideas! Answers: Girl… from one Latina to another… […]

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MH drama

by HappyIvoryFlowers @ Off Topic Posts

Looking for support / advice / feeling incredibly vulnerable and hurt.

I asked my sister to be my Chief bridesmaid / matron of honor as i was her chief bridesmaid at her wedding.
She's been with me to see my dress and also been involved with flower arranging and button holes but has recently accused me of deliberately not including her.

Back story:
Over a month ago i contacted my bridesmaids (4) to ask when they would be available to go bridesmaid dress shopping this summer.
Two of my three friends replied with a couple of possible dates, one of my friends did not and neither did my sister.
I was told, by my sister, that i would need to give her some dates.

So i picked two weekends and asked of everyone is available? She replied that she was not available "that weekend." As we had already gotten my sisters dress; i replied that that wasn't a problem and that she didn't need to come if she couldn't make it.
To which she replies that it's short notice, she has another event and she wants to be involved. to which i ask which of the two weekends offered was she not available?
No reply

i try again to get an idea as to my sisters availability by offering more dates and asking all the bridesmaids to reply with a selection of dates that they are available. I even created a colour coded table so that everyone could see peoples availability.
Still no response from my sister.
However one of my bridesmaid is offered a job abroad and asks if she we can try and get her dress this weekend (just gone) as she won't be in the UK and wants to get it sorted. To which i reply, not a problem. i explain to my sister why we need to go shopping sooner that August, as that was the only suggestion she made.
My other two friends come down for social reasons, with no intention of buying their dresses, as we did not have the money for all three.

I did not tell my sister of the date change, as based on her previous lack of correspondence; i believed she wasn't available and didn't want to hassle her.

Big surprise on Saturday, My bridesmaids find dresses that they love and my dad offers to pay for the dresses for the girls, the shop even dropped the price from £375 per dress to £200 per dress; if we bought all three that day.

Of course i think this is amazing and i'm so grateful and overwhelmed and there's tears and gratitude and we have an amazing time. Only when i get home after dropping one of my bridesmaid back at the train station. I get a phone call from my mum, saying that my sister has called her up and accused me of deliberately excluding her.

I then phone my sister but she doesn't answer, so i leave a voicemail explaining what happened, that i genuinely believed she wasn't available; and that getting all three rather than one was just good fortune. That i never meant it to seem as though i was excluding her.

By this point i'm in tears and she phones back on my home phone, i repeat again that i didn't mean it to seem like that, but she cuts across me saying but that's how she feels. i try to explain but she keeps cutting across me, to the point where i get so frustrated that i scream, "how dare you! let me finish, stop interrupting me, you always do this!"

At which point she hangs up the phone (now i acknowledge i shouldn't have lost my temper, but she was accusing me of deliberately excluding her, which is unfair, as even the wedding venue was picked with her needs in mind.)
She then sends me two texts, the first telling me never to speak to her like that again (then speaks to me in a similar manner - which is normal for her but grossly hypocritical). And then to tell me that i'd said it was next weekend and that was the weekend she wasn't available, not this one just gone, and that she could have done the Saturday.

I'm so angry, hurt and frustrated, if she didn't tell me her availability, how am i supposed to know?

Should i have phoned her at every step, just to make sure she was ok with my decision?

I'm so angry and feel like i did everything i could to accommodate as many people as possible. Am i over reacting?
I'd be grateful for any advice, i feel so sick right now and i haven't slept properly since.

Just booked my wedding fro Dreams Los Cabos for May 31, 2014!

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Ladies any help is much appreciated!!!

 

We are hoping to only have 50 guests, but we have a long list of invites!

 

Need help with

 

-Decorations for tables, especailly candles. Do you bring these with you?

-Flower recommendations

-Has anyone ever gotten the "lights under the table" feature at Dreams?

-Booked my reception at the Casade Terrace since my FI wanted the beach backdrop, I know this isn't as private as the Oceana, but is it really a nuisance with people gawking?

Are you throwing your bouquet?

by SunnyGoldHair813 @ wedding planning discussion forums

Just as the title says really, are you throwing your bouqet at your wedding? If so, when? 

The past couple of weddings I've been to they haven't done this, and I'm not sure if they forgot or if they just didn't plan on doing it. 

Only thing putting me off is I kind of want to keep my bouquet for as long as possible, plus I don't want it getting ruined when I throw it. Could I throw one of the bridesmaid's bouquets? (One BM is my sister and I know she wont mind me asking to do this). 

 

How Do I Get Rid Of Belly Button Scar?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have a big scar on my belly button. I pierced it and it got ripped out. It looks really gross I hate it its big and purple right on my belly button and now that I’m pregnant everyone wants me to take pics and show them my belly but I’m embarrassed by it does […]

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Ofra5's Blog - Paradisus Cancun Wedding

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We have been planning a wedding at the Paradisus Hotel in Cancun for about a year. The wedding took place on May 28, 2017. 120 people came from all over the world to celebrate with us. We had 50 rooms at the hotel.
The person from the Romance department that worked with us was Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios. She was horrible!!!!! Words can not describe the aggravation we had all this year and especially the weekend of the wedding. Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios is unprofessional, does not have a clue how to organize a wedding, we don't understand how she got to this position. She did NOTHING we asked for. Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios over charged us for things she didn't do!!!! We paid $3500 for flowers, and two hours before the wedding Melina tells us that she did not order the flowers and ended up just putting some ugly flower arrangements throughout the wedding area not the flowers that we paid for.
Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios came in the middle of the ceremony and asked us to sign papers for extras putting us in a tight spot where we couldn't even look at what the terms and conditions of those extras were, forcing us to sign minutes before the ceremony under stress and committing to payments that we were not aware of. Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios pulled out the plug of our music in the middle of the reception and asked for extra $2000usd if we wanted to continue for another hour, when asking her to show the contract where the time was stated she pulled out a paper that had the time in very small print without our signature on it, our signature was on all the other pages except that one surprisingly!!! Worst experience ever!!!!! She made the bride and groom very upset!!!! If that wasn't enough we had so many problems with the rooms. Many of our guests had to switch rooms including the bride and groom. Some rooms did not have air conditioning for three days in a row, one room had a leaky air conditioning causing the floor to get wet causing the groom to slip and hurt his arm. The hotel itself has no air conditioning in the lobby at all, or in any of the restaurants in the hotel, the hotel is built with an open top so that they can have airflow but in Cancun with 100% humidity that's just not enough.
Finally after the horrific ordeal with Melina, when we requested to have the centerpieces (valued over $3000) that we provided returned to us, Melina claimed that it's in the contract that we need to pick up the centerpieces immediately as soon as the wedding is over, and now they are lost, (you really expect a bride and groom or family members to start collecting centerpieces in the midst of their celebration?). A day later when we came into Melina's office to discuss the ordeal she had a bunch of our centerpieces sitting in her office, she never bothered to call us and let us know that she found some of them, not even 10% of what we provided.
Finally after being told by Melina that she does not have a supervisor and there is nobody above her that we can talk too we got to one of the hotel managers Mario and after we presented to Mario a bunch of the emails that support all of our claims and all of our complaints including the flowers that we have paid for and ordered, his resolution to all this BS that we had to deal with, was to offer the bride and groom two nights stay at the hotel. The condition was that they would accept this as satisfactory, sign away any rights to future claims and not place any bad reviews about what has happened. Refusing to offer a refund for the stuff that was not provided per our contract. Obviously we refused
So if you are planning a wedding in Paradisus Cancun I would recommend to think again, and definitely for sure not to work with Melina Andrea Guerrero Rios!!!!!!

In all honesty there are some excellent staff members at the hotel namely Tabata Who is in charge of the pool area and the Coco club beach cabanas and her amazing staff such as Manuel who treated us like royalty.

Devastated mother of the bride.

How long does it take for your skin to adjust to a face wash?

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I switched to Burt’s Bees Acne Solutions last Friday (about 9 days ago), and now my skin is breaking out kind of bad. I was using the aveeno clear complexion face wash and had minimal breakouts, but I wanted to try the burt’s bees stuff. Although it seems like my face is breaking out a […]

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Is IVF the best ART treatment for Infertility?

by SunnyOrangeConfetti891 @ Off Topic Posts

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the various assisted reproductive technologies provided in infertility centres. The procedure involves stimulating a woman’s ovaries to produce viable eggs for fertilization after which the eggs are retrieved and combined with the partner’s or donated sperms in the laboratory.

IVF has the highest success rate, but other treatments like ICSI and IUI are also infertility solutions for couples. It is only a fertility specialist’s expertise that will help a couple select the best infertility treatment.

In some cases, a couple only requires fertility drugs to conceive naturally or may require artificial insemination (IUI) for conception. Throughout the fertility treatments, a woman is under an expert’s surveillance with the fact that hyperstimulation has associated risks.

A couple should seek treatment from an advanced IVF centre in India to reduce the chances of failed procedures, and complications.

IUI and ICSI are mostly provided to a selected number of couples after a systematic examination and considerations.

Stationery - Making vs buying

by RomanticGreenConfetti835 @ wedding planning discussion forums

Hi all

I've been looking at the cost of wedding stationery and unsurprisingly, much like everything else wedding related, it's astronomical for what I like.

i was wondering if anyone else is making / has made their own stationery and if it's worth it?  Can you save a significant amount of money taking into account that you have to buy all the supplies in advance? Is the time spent doing it worth the hassle?

im not particularly arty but I can manage card, lace and ribbon - what are your thoughts? 

10 Fun Things to do: Boston with Kids

by Elisabeth McKnight @ Elisabeth McKnight

Are you traveling to Boston with kids sometime soon? If not, the question really is, why aren’t you? 🙂 If you’re wondering to do when you get here, these are are 10 of our favorite things in this city. Some of them are from my time growing up in New England and some that we’ve […]

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Mixed Race, Curly Hair Stylists - where are they?!

by MixedRaceCurlyHairHelp @ wedding planning discussion forums

Hey everyone. Really hoping you can help!

I'm mixed race with naturally curly hair. I'm finding when I look at portfolios that bridal stylists seem to fall into two camps: white people, and black people. My hair is unfortunately not like the curls white women can have, but also not afro/really tight curls.

I've gone to stylists in the past who have really messed up my hair in the past because they've not known how to treat it (e.g.tried to brush it dry which turns it into a frizzy mess), and as you can imagine I really don't want that on the day!

I've emailed various stylists and the common response seems to be "our stylist has loads of experience with mixed race/black women, but no photo evidence..." which is getting quite tiring, so I thought I'd come on here and see if anyone knows of anyone who they can recommend, please! So far I've only found 2 people, one who's way more expensive than anyone else I've looked at, so it would be nice to have some options. :)

 

Thanks so much in advance and hope I can help out with other questions on the forums in return at some point! P.s. getting married in Surrey, so would need someone in Surrey/Hampshire/Sussex/London/Berkshire

 

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Does Bare Minerals Makeup really work?

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I was thinking of buying the makeup but its pretty costly and I don’t want to waste money if it doesn’t cover up. Anyone like it? Dislike it? Answers: I didn’t see a difference. You can get a free sample with just paying the shipping. I LOVE it. I’ve been using it for 5 years. […]

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Makeup for Moms: A 4.5 Minute Face for Busy Moms

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Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday! This year, I’ve decided that I really want to simplify.  And I hope with today’s post, I can start doing just that! I love coming up with fun and somewhat elaborate makeup looks.  But let’s be honest—most days I’m not into wearing fancy, […]

How Can I Curl My Hair?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I want to know how to curl my hair like in the pic. I’m so frustrated my hair is hard to curl and I went and had it done like this. I tried tonight and I failed horribly. At first I got a cheap 1.5 inch curling iron and it didn’t heat up for crap […]

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Where to get a Good Makeup Case

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have been SERIOUSLY fattening up my makeup stock lately, and, the time has come, where it is SUCH a hassle to dig through my makeup drawer in my bathroom to find what I’m looking for, plus, I don’t want to cause any damage to my expensive professional brushes. I am looking for a good, […]

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What is a good highlighter?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I’ve never used a highlighter. How to I apply it to my face and where? Do you have a favorite kind? What about face primers? Thanks in advance for any help! Answers: I know nothing about the highlighter or anything, but I use a face primer from MAC. I just squirt it on my wrist […]

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Is This A Good Idea ?

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Hello all,

Well, my best friend is getting married next month, it’s a destination wedding, and she has planned for a bachelor  party. We want to do something really special for her, and it should be super fun. So, we have decided that we all will wear t-shirts with their pics on it, and will gift her one too. I think it will look good and she will love it. But, the issue is we don’t know any place from where we can get such customised t-shirts printed. One of our friend suggested Club Inks, a digital printing company, and they have digital textile printing service. Has anyone done anything like this ? I wanted to know if this will actually look good? Also, any other ideas ?? Some quotes to be added ? Thanks for helping.!!

 

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What is the best way to cover a spot on my face?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

Does anyone know the best way to cover a blemish on your face? I have a red spot on my face. I got when I was pregnant and it never went away. I don’t know what it is, but its so ugly! I try to cover it up, but it doesn’t usually work! Answers: I […]

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Things to Do in London with Kids: Warner Brothers Studio Tour of the Making of Harry Potter

by Brenda Ponnay @ Alpha Mom

Visiting London with the kids? The Studio Tour of the Making of Harry Potter is a must-visit. It's not a theme park, but instead an interactive museum where you get to roam around the sound stage and sets used on the eight Harry Potter Movies.

Yannick Lord Model Search

by Another Model Resource @ Another Model Resource

While we’re not particularly inclined to trust anything that we read or see on MySpace, Yannick is seeking some models for an upcoming shoot. Read the details, contact if you’re interested, but please make sure to do your due diligence first. We don’t want a repeat of some random MySpace tragedy… New upcoming fashion house […]

Wedding dress arrival date has been pushed back by several months.

by Squemmy @ wedding planning discussion forums

Heya!

 

Just looking for some advice on this one, and to find out if anyone else has had a similar experience.

 

I ordered my wedding dress six months ago and paid a 50% deposit around the £2000 mark (perhaps a little pricey!) At the time of ordering I was informed the dress would take six to eight months to arrive, so I have been expecting a call fairly soon to say it is here. I also paid for an alteration package at the time that stipulates I must have my fittings at off peak times. 

 

I rang them today to ask about ordering veils and they mentioned that my dress will not be arriving until 15 March 2018, eight weeks exactly before my wedding (and almost exactly a year since I ordered it!) I expressed that I was a little shocked, but didn't get into it as was so taken aback. I am going in next week to try veils, and thinking I should take it up with them then. Eight weeks seems very tight if something goes wrong, and I had expressed when ordering that my work schedule can be very intense so I may need to do my first fitting more towards the 10 week mark than eight.

 

I have also had some concerns that something has gone wrong somewhere as there have been a few red flags. I ordered a swatch when I ordered my dress and had to chase quite a few times several months later when it had not arrived. I also got a call a few weeks ago to say my veil had arrived, when I said I hadn't ordered one yet they realised they had two brides with the same name and had rung the wrong one. Now my dress is not arriving until the last minute when I ordered it over a year in advance, my spidey senses are tingling! 

 

Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Would others also be a little worried? 

 

 

Ghost Town

by Pooba @ Off Topic Posts

Some may remember me - got married earlier this year and stopped logging on a few months back. Decided to pop back and check out what's been happening and answer is: not a lot!

I know topics were starting to wane by the time I left the scene, but I find it so sad just how quiet the forum has become - not just OT, but even WP is pretty barren.

 

I've been looking back at the conversations and threads I was involved in and it almost brings tears to my eyes (okay, over-exaggerating a little) how helpful and friendly and brilliant the discussions were and it does make me upset that things are much less active nowadays.

 

There's no real point to this topic and no doubt I'll slink off with my tail between my legs once I log out shortly, but yeah, it's just made me #totesemoshe.

 

Merry Christmas, everyone. Love to all!

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Surviving Family Photos: Tips and Tricks to Getting Pictures You Will Love

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE holiday cards!  I love getting them, and I love sending them out every year.  There’s something about getting old-fashioned mail and filling up my holiday card holder that makes me feel all happy and warm inside.  One of my favorite parts is looking at everyone’s family pictures […]

Bridal Makeup With bareMinerals | Glitter Guide

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Abby got into full-on pampering mode with these adorable pajamas from Plum Pretty Sugar! Here she is bare-faced and ready to get her makeup applied!…

1st Anniversary Gift for husband

by ehjones78 @ Off Topic Posts

Hi there,

 

I can't believe that in 3 weeks, a year will have passed by since my husband and I said those prescious words to each other. Despite knowing the date, I have not been very organised and it's just dawned on me that I don't have long to sort a  gift for him!  He's into computer games and loves retro games, he's very gadgety, reads the news on his phone and books on his kindle so not much room in his life for paper!  Does anyone have any ideas they can share.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Emma

 

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Please help - Unasking a bridesmaid

by RomanticPinkBridesmaid923 @ Off Topic Posts

Hi everyone

So having a huge problem with one of my bridesmaids. It's been eating me up to the point of anxiety. I need to un-ask one of my bridesmaids. These are my reasons and just want to know if i'm being unreasonable so please be honest. 

This bridesmaid has been a friend of mine for 5 years, we went to university together - my other bridesmaids are lifelong friends. I'm a bridesmaid for this girl as well and she asked me 2 years ago, her wedding is in 2 weeks time. At the time I was thrilled but over the 2 years the bills have wracked up for her wedding and as it stands the bride has paid for NOTHING.

We have paid for our own shoes (which have to be a certain colour), dress (which we were handed and had no say in although they were only £50), hair and make up, overnight wedding accommodation and travel, hen weekend and obviously paid for the bride. Additionally I hosted the bride and her family for 2 days at home where I cooked breakfast and dinner each evening.

So the bride has paid for NOTHING for her bridesmaids and this has upset me hugely. I have never heard of any bride doing this let alone a best friend. I think its outrageous. We are paying to be her bridesmaids. 

We are constantly being asked for money month after month, again just 2 weeks before the wedding. 

i now don't want to have her as my bridesmaid any more but don't want to ruin the friendship. I know it will have an impact but to be honest with the way she's treated us (her own bridesmaids) i'm not overly concerned. 

Am I within my rights to say I can't have her anymore and if so I had planned to use the excuse that I want to have my oldest school friends and its nothing personal etc. 

Any advice welcome as this is tearing me up. Thanks so much. :)  

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Can you have an allergic reaction to foundation?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

A month or so ago I posted pics of my acne and someone contacted me on how to help it. and its only gotten worse. the thing is, I think its an allergic reaction to the foundation I use. I do have sensitive skin. The reason why I think so is because the path that […]

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Let's talk BABY NAMES!

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Talking baby names is one of my favorite things to do.  For as long as I can remember, I've kept lists of my favorite names.  When I moved recently, I found my list from when I was in HS and had to laugh at some of them (Heaven Leigh) while some of them were still on my faves list (Christian).

 

We don't know the sex of our baby yet, so we're trying to talk about both names but have a terrible time with boys.  To give a very small background, I'm Irish but my family has been here for generations and my husband is Italian and first generation here.  I also lost my little brother this year and would like to incorporate his name into our child.  His name was Ryan William, but I don't want to use either name straight out b/c I think it's too soon and too heavy to put that on a child.  But since my kids will never get to meet their uncle, I want there to be some connection.  So far, here are our names and thoughts:

 

Boys: (we don't really like ANY names, but this one keep coming up)

  • Lorenzo / Enzo
  • Theo (but I don't care for Theodore)

 

Girls: (so much easier, I seriously have such a long list it's hard to narrow down)

  • Luciana Willa (this is my hubs #1 and he thinks we are done, I like it but not ready to say this is it) Lu for short
  • Viviana Willa
  • Valentina Willa
  • I could list probably 20+ more but I'll keep it simple for now....

 

Family problems..Help

by BreakfastAtTiffanys91 @ Off Topic Posts

Hey,

I really need some help and advice.

Im planning the wedding of my dreams to the man of my dreams in October me and H2b are paying for the whole thing ourselves 

Sadly at the age of 13 i lost my mum and the whole wedding planning has been hard for me luckily my h2b anf best friendsare amazing and have helped me so much.

My dad on the other hand hes been useless not asked about the wedding, hes just really told me who and should and shouldn't invite really not asked about anything else, oh and also told me hes not doing a speech.

Sadly last week grandad passed away and already my dad has fallen out with his brother and now my dad is sending me horrible messages telling me if my uncle or cousins are coming to the wedding hes not and i have to choose?

 

What the hell do i do? Say screw it im having my family there and if he really wont come to his only daughters wedding becuase of this then its his loss??..

Any advice would be amazing and i really dont want to upset anybody and im really close to my cousins and would hate for them not to be there.

X

 

azulreceptionhall's Blog - Hosting A Holiday Party In Houston? Avoid Making These 3 Blunders

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Organizing a party and being a good host is not an easy task. You have to take care of a lot of things while hosting a party. We host a party to celebrate a special occasion and it is necessary on our part to make the party worth remembering. So, make sure you take care of all the necessary arrangements to make your party a successful one. The few things that you must look into, while hosting a holiday party are the venue, food, availability of parking area and decorations.

So, if the thought of hosting a party bothering you, there is a solution to your problem. There are many Holiday Party Venues Houston TX, that provide you with the right kind of decoration and food services, that too under your budget. But, you must keep in mind that there are certain common mistakes that people often make while organizing a holiday party. Such mistakes can actually lead to a disaster!
So, why don’t you take a look at the various mistakes that people often make while organizing a party and simply avoid repeating them. Read on to know more.

· Not arranging for good food- An important part of any party is good food. You need to put in a lot of thought before deciding on the menu, when you are organizing a private party. Decide on the kind of cuisine you are going to opt for and the number courses you want. As a good host, it is very important for you to arrange good food for your guests. There are many party venues who offer catering services. You can actually visit the website of such venues and get an idea about the kind of catering services the venue provides. Then you can decide accordingly. There are many Christmas Party Venues Houston TX that provide catering services also. You can have a look at their website to get an idea about their packages and services, before you finally make a decision.

· Choosing the wrong venue- If you organizing a Christmas Party Houston TX or New Year Party, it is very important for you to choose the right kind of venue. Firstly, calculate the number of guests that you are inviting to the party and then choose the venue accordingly. If the size of the venue is small in comparison to the number of guests invited to the party, your guests might feel restricted and uncomfortable. Plan the venue according to the requirements of the event.

· Not taking help from anyone - Another important mistake that people often make while organizing a party, is thinking that they can manage everything by themselves. It is good idea to take help from friends and family while you are hosting a party. Organizing a party is not an easy task, infact it involves a lot of research and decision making on your part. Doing everything by yourself might overburden you and the party might not be as you wanted it to be. Hence, one of the best ideas is taking help from others, asking for their opinions and advices before selecting a venue, a caterer or a decorator.

Now that you have a clear idea about the mistakes that you should avoid while organizing a party, hurry up and make it a memorable one.

Author bio - Adam Christian is a very good event organizer and has considerable idea about Holiday Party Venue Houston TX. You can take a look at the various articles written by him, to get an idea about Christmas Party Houston TX.

Sister Engagement Ideas?

by @ Chit Chat Corner! RSS Feed

Hey guys,

It's my sister's engagement next week. It all fixed all of a sudden. I have no idea about the function is gonna be.I thought of doing something interesting in her engagement. I decided to rent a photo booth for her engagement so that the guests won't be bored and it will be a fun for everyone.I don't know any photo booth rental company so I searched online http://www.abbeyroadentertainment.com/blog/photo-booths/3-tips-find-best-photobooth-rentals/.  This blog has tips how to rent a photo booth. But still does anyone know any photo rental company? Does anyone have any other ideas if any? Thanks in advance.

 

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Tips for Long lasting makeup for oily and greasy skin

by Ricky @ Ricky's Beauty Guide

Having oily or greasy skin does not necessarily mean that you should no longer wear makeup. While it’s true that you may have a hard time making it last long if you have greasy skin, there is no need to let go of your desire to wear makeup to look even better. Note that you can retain it by knowing exactly which one specifically works for your skin type. The following tips to make your makeup last long despite having greasy skin can also help: Use a primer – With the help of a primer, it would be much easier

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1st Anniversary Gift for husband

by ehjones78 @ Off Topic Posts

Hi there,

 

I can't believe that in 3 weeks, a year will have passed by since my husband and I said those prescious words to each other. Despite knowing the date, I have not been very organised and it's just dawned on me that I don't have long to sort a  gift for him!  He's into computer games and loves retro games, he's very gadgety, reads the news on his phone and books on his kindle so not much room in his life for paper!  Does anyone have any ideas they can share.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Emma

 

X

 

Toddler Suction Plates, Bowls and Mats That Your Kid Might Not Be Able To Throw Across the Room

by Kelcey Kintner @ Alpha Mom

Does your toddler like to throw his/her plate off the table? We review some of the most popular suction plates, bowls and placemats and tell you which are best.

Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Christmas 2016

by Annessa @ Simply Annessa

Kylie Jenner, released her holiday collection today. Her chic silver packaging features lipkits in tubes like ornaments. The collection will have mini matte lipsticks, creme eyeshadows, an eyeshadow palette and a makeup bag. The following pictures do not belong to me.

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TIPS on how to Budget Catering and Bar service...

by @ Decor & Details - Articles

It is usually the most expensive item of the reception: Dinner and Drinks! So what can you do to budget and organize well? Of course it all depends on your available money for the wedding total but for argument sake let's take a budget of about 100 dol...

Mac x Mariah Carey Collection

by Annessa @ Simply Annessa

Today, the Mac x Mariah Carey Collection has launched today on; Macys, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.   MAC Mariah Carey Frost Lipstick $20.00 MAC Mariah Carey Liquid Eyeliner $22.00 MAC Mariah Carey Full Drama False Lashes $18.00 MAC Mariah Carey Lipglass $18.50 MAC Mariah Carey I’m That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Palette $33.00 MAC Mariah Carey Pro Longwear […]

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NYX Eye Makeup

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I’ve heard mixed reviews about this brand, but I really like their prices. I’m mainly looking at their eye make up. Any reviews anyone would like to add? I don’t want to buy it and then it really sucks! So I’m open for everyone’s review on this, thanks! Answers: My eyebrows are done with their […]

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Wedding etiquette?

by LuxuriousPinkDecor910 @ Off Topic Posts

Hi all,

Just need some advice really! Are you ready? 

My partner and I have been together three years. Recently he was sent an invitation for his friends wedding. On the invite, only his name was on it. The bride and I bumped into each other at the supermarket (meeting for first time) and she invited me to the reception. I assumed that I wasn't going to the church but would be joining my partner at the reception thereafter with him and his friends. I spoke with the bride to see what time to attend the reception and I'm actually only invited to the night do. In the evening at 8pm. By the time I get there - my boyfriend and everyone else will be drunk and I will be walking in not knowing almost anyone....I feel that this is rude considering my boyfriend and I have lived together now nearly two years!!i bought a new outfit, camera and booked in at salon!!! I feel ther is no point now! Am I wrong for being a bit annoyed? 

 

Please advise me ☺️

How I Finally Figured Out What To Do With My Life

How I Finally Figured Out What To Do With My Life

by Sam Brown @ Advice from a Twenty Something

I’m going to share how I finally “figured out” what to do with my life. But I want you to know that at no point did I ever have an epiphany. Nor did I “follow my passion”. Instead, it crept up on me. And it happened while I felt like I wasn’t making any progress […]

Bare Minerals: Learning Curve?

Bare Minerals: Learning Curve?


Houzz

Ok--I got sucked in by the QVC infomercial and bought the starter kit for Bare Minerals. I also bought the blush, "Lovely" (which really is lovely!). But I am having a hard time getting the hang of putting on the foundation, Warmth, and Mineral Veil. I seem to put on too much (too "ma...

Power Biscotti from Blissful Basil

by Angela (Oh She Glows) @ Oh She Glows

“…I’ve finally learned to greet anxiety with gratitude, because it is not my enemy but my teacher. And it’s taught me one of the greatest lessons of all: When faced with a problem, you can choose to avoid it, you can walk around it, and you can pretend that it doesn’t exist, but you will […]

What’s a good lotion?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

Yes lotion, not really about hair and makeup but you guys are always so helpful. Ok I’ve been really good and I’ve managed to just have 1 lotion that’s white tea scented (I’m using now) and some blackberry fragrance body butter that I’m almost done with, and one body butter that hasn’t been opened (I […]

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Ghost Town

by Pooba @ Off Topic Posts

Some may remember me - got married earlier this year and stopped logging on a few months back. Decided to pop back and check out what's been happening and answer is: not a lot!

I know topics were starting to wane by the time I left the scene, but I find it so sad just how quiet the forum has become - not just OT, but even WP is pretty barren.

 

I've been looking back at the conversations and threads I was involved in and it almost brings tears to my eyes (okay, over-exaggerating a little) how helpful and friendly and brilliant the discussions were and it does make me upset that things are much less active nowadays.

 

There's no real point to this topic and no doubt I'll slink off with my tail between my legs once I log out shortly, but yeah, it's just made me #totesemoshe.

 

Merry Christmas, everyone. Love to all!

azulreceptionhall's Blog - Private Party Venues In Houston Successfully Catering Clients Desires

by @ Best Destination Wedding Wedding Blogs

Planning to throw an impeccable party in Houston? Fret not. There are ample private party halls in Houston that are wonderfully catering clients’ wants and needs. These party halls have every feature for making the event an outstanding one. They offer a wide array of facilities including outdoor and indoor events and are flexible enough for accommodating with the utmost capacity of 700 guests backed by latest equipments. For whatever reason, pleasure or business, breakfast, lunch, tea party or dinner, the private party venues in Houston always strive in leaving a lasting impression. Regardless of whether the party is for an esteemed colleague or closest friends, one can be rest assured that their private event will definitely be a day they will remember always.

Available party hall amenities

· Large halls for accommodating guests easily and comfortably
· Spacious table placement
· Elegant lighting
· Dance floors
· Wonderful multi-windowed Atrium
· Experienced banquet manager for guiding one’s party from planning to execution
· Full bar service
· Cake cutting services
· Draped tables included
· Individually plated or family-style table service
· Mouth-watering cuisines
· Highly experienced chefs
· 24/7 power back up
· Valet parking
· Transportation facilities

Delectable cuisines

The professional chefs here offer a plethora of delectable cuisines as per client’s demands. Right from Thai, Chinese, Italian to Lebanese and lots more, the skilled chefs will happily create exotic dishes which will satiate the taste buds and guests will thoroughly enjoy it. So clients can be rest assured of the fact that under their guidance, all they will have to do definitely is sit and relax, while they perform every service for them.

Makers of successful events

Whether one joins them for a casual lunch for reconnecting with family, a romantic candle light dinner for the special someone or a private party for colleagues, the unique atmosphere and affordable menu options offered by reception/banquet halls in Houston will surely make one’s memories unforgettable. A successful private party initiates with detailed planning and proper execution and the banquet managers here are always there to assist clients from the very beginning of their unique event. The affable staffs here will be happy in handling every detail such as audiovisual needs, entertainment, flower decorations and menu planning. They practice the core values like dedication to excellence, integrity and best service to clients. Such values are the hallmark of a great venue and they believe that they should incorporate these as the anchor features in each service delivery they make. It is their core values which help them in self-evaluating their operations, planning and future vision. The party halls in Houston have succeeded in building the catering repute on dedication to high quality standards, impeccable service and distinguished style, ensuring that clients will be under excellent hands for enjoying the highest standards of personal service and that too within a spectacular ambiance.

With their meticulous attention and dedication to the tiniest details, one can be assured that their private event will run perfectly. The highly experienced team here will cater clients business and personal needs, merging utmost professionalism with effortless hospitality.

About the Author:

Tom Travolta in this article has focused on the amenities and services offered by private party venues Houston, TX and how the professionals in the party halls in Houston strive in creating a lasting impression.

Part 3: Some Sweet Wedding Cake Inspiration

by @ Decor & Details - Articles

I don't know what it is about the Wedding Cake, but it's one of my favorite details to photograph on the Wedding Day. And well, frankly, cake is just awesome in general :) Wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes and designs -- from simple to intri...

Bare Minerals Mystery Box Available Now!

Bare Minerals Mystery Box Available Now!


My Subscription Addiction

Thanks Sara for letting us know about the latest Bare Minerals Mystery Box! The Box: Bare Minerals Mystery Box The Cost: $45 The Products: 11-piece collection ($195 value) Are you grabbing one?

What is the best matte finish foundation for oily skin?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have used Studio Fix by MAC, Smashbox, and Sephora brand Foundation, and they all look all oily. What do you guys find to be the best actual liquid brand for a Matte Finish? I got a Matte extra light powder today to put over it for now. Answers: I am devoted to Bare Minerals. […]

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Ten Beauty Tips to Look Younger Naturally

by Ricky @ Ricky's Beauty Guide

Did you know that your overall appearance, the way you dress and even your emotional predisposition significantly affect how your age is perceived? But more than that, your lifestyle choices may dictate how well you’re doing on the race to aging healthily. If you feel like you look older than your real age, here are ten tips that may both trick the eyes in making you look younger and actually make you younger. 1. Consume healthy fats Eating more fat is a safe and natural alternative to Botox. Salma Hayek, Hollywood’s ageless beauty of 50 who managed to avoid the

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Is a spray tan worth it?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

For those who have gotten spray tans. I’ve been contemplating on how to get a good natural looking tan this summer without baking on the beach and in the tanning beds. My side of the family is prone to skin cancer and I just don’t feel like chancing it any more especially now that I […]

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How do I keep the volume in my hair?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

Okay, when I do my hair I use root boost and spray and like for the first hour after I’m done, it looks good. It has volume, but after the first hour is just falls flat again. It is so frustrating! My hair is not thick but it isn’t really thin either. Anyone have any […]

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Six tips for Glowing Skin under the sun

by Ricky @ Ricky's Beauty Guide

Do you want to sport a glowing and radiant skin, especially when you’re out under the sun? Then rest assured that with a bit of extra pampering, particularly during the summer months, you can achieve that. Keep in mind that certain factors, like your fluctuating hormones, sweat, chlorine, and sun exposure, might cause your skin to look less radiant. Fortunately, there are plenty of tips that can help make your skin glow under the sun, including the following: Have a detox – Keep in mind that the outer part of your body is a reflection of what’s inside it. That

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Wedding Website Help

by @ Canadian Destination Wedding Group RSS Feed

I have horrible luck with everything so far.  Starting out with finding a Wedding Destination Specialist, they all were horrible so now I am using the Flight Centre and my agent is not a Wedding Destination Specialist.

 

So I went on this Forum 4 months ago under the name Hola 2016 but when i had issues one day logging in, I tried to reset my password it would not take so I contacted the site 1/2 dozen times with zero response.  So I am two for two.

 

Someone on this site recommended WIX for my wedding website...for 2 months I spent editing, after work, weekends, uploading pictures, doing it in 3 different languages....today I logged into WIX and lost everything nothing is there.  3 for 3.

 

I am not having much luck with this wedding planning.

 

As we have guests from all over the world coming to our destination wedding and they all speak one different languages.  Instead of mailing our invitations we are going to do a wedding website entering all the details in all the languages for the guests.

 

Here lies the problem.  I have had bad luck  WIX, I also had bad luck with this website too.  Can anyone please recommend a good wedding websites for dummies as I am not very techy.

 

Or can anyone recommend any other means to share information about the destination wedding to guests?

 

Thanks

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Brushes Eyeshadow Palette

by Annessa @ Simply Annessa

After months of teasing and many hints Jaclyn Hill finally announced that she is collaborating with Morphe Brushes. The collab will feature an eyeshadow palette that boosts of 35 highly pigmented eyeshadows both cool and warm tones to create perfect looks. The super chic packaging embodies Jaclyn’s aesthetic of snowy white and silver.

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His Family Are Nightmares!!

by HappyYellowCakes807 @ Off Topic Posts

Okay, so I don't know if this is the correct area or not, but I definitely need some advice or at the very least, unbiased opinions. 

It's an extremely long story, so I won't go in to details unless you want to know everything. I'll give you the basics:

Been with SO for nearly 3 1/2 years. When we first met, his mother was completely obsessed with his ex girlfriend and would say things like "she's the daughter I never had" (she had a baby girl who suffered cot death). His sister in law is still best friends with her, and would text him saying that I'm not his ex-girlfriend and that we had nothing in common etc. So right from the start, I felt alienated. I wasn't a girly girl like she was and wasn't interested in watching Geordie Shore or TOWIE or anything like that. I did my best to ignore everything, even though I would walk in to his mother's house and see photos of him and his ex still plastered on the wall, and she brought the ex up in nearly every conversation. 

I then fell pregnant, and the mother in law became very very obsessed and nosey. She was telling us what to name her, saying she wanted her every Friday and even moved down the street from us. Now, my little girl was born at 28 weeks gestation, and she was in the neonatal care unit for 7 weeks. Throughout this time, I was being treated for sepsis and was obviously extremely unwell, and me and my fiance weren't concentrating on anything except my daughter and myself getting better. The reason for her prematurity was my house had been covered in mould that the agency refused to deal with. (but that's another story). Now, when the mother in law came up to the hospital, she would look at all the other premature babies and comment on how beautiful they are and she wouldn't actually look at my daughter because she was too busy with everyone else's babies. The nurse actually had to tell her to stop because even if the parents weren't there, she would look at the babies in the incubator and the nurse said it's a violation of privacy. She would say things to the nurses like "she didn't even want kids a couple of months ago" which makes me sound absolutely awful. I'd said, way before I ever fell pregnant, that I wasn't that bothered about having kids. Throughout the 7 weeks, she came up about four times. So these little things really started to irritate me. 

Whilst she was in the incubator, we moved in to my mum and dad's house, because we didn't have the money to move somewhere else, and I would need sufficient care when my partner returned to work. I think this is where the jealousy kicked in. Now, his father is an alcoholic abusive waste of space who beat the mother up and his children. She told her daughter to go f*ck herself when given the choice between her kids or him. So while ever he was at the house, we said our daughter wasn't going there. She was welcome to take her to the park (when she was a few months older) or take her shopping or whatever, but I didn't want my daughter around that man. His mother then started slagging my family off even though they hadn't done a thing wrong, and I'm the type of person who can't let things go. So I then refused to put an effort in with her. She refused to apologise, and blamed everything on everyone else, rather than herself. 

Anyway, time goes on and she still hasn't apologised so we didn't really talk whenever she came around. I was diagnosed with cholecystitis and gallstones, as well as an issue with my heart, so I'd been hospitalised a few times. I fell pregnant again a few months after all this too. We found out that his mother had been slagging me off to his ex girlfriend saying that she wishes it was her that had got pregnant, that it was her kids not mine, that I'm a disrespectful *** and I'm rude etc. This was a massive blow to me, because it was one thing slagging me off and another to his ex who I already knew she was obsessed with. 

Around 12 arguments have happened in total, so there is too much to go in to. Things like I shouldn't have took my daughter to go dress shopping for my brothers wedding because it was HER day to have her, I posted a status on Facebook about having a headache and that was apparently taking the p*ss out of her because she had a headache (didn't even have her added at this point), she leaves both of my daughters in the car on their own so she can run in to the petrol shop, she keeps them up until 11pm,12am which then throws off their entire schedule when I get them back. The latest thing is she has apparently taken some tablets and overdosed. She went to hospital and came out the next day. I find this a little strange because surely they would do something like a suicide watch? Anyway,both of his brothers have now got involved slagging me off and blaming my fiance for everything. I've been threatened by his dad on Facebook, her sister who I've never even met, has slated me on Facebook too. At the moment, it feels like everyone is against us, even though we've done nothing wrong but want to protect our daughters. 

I've deleted all his family on my Facebook, changed my number and I don't speak to any of them now. 

The whole point of this post is...do I invite them to the wedding? I mean, I don't think he even wants to, but I don't think I could sit there with his mother at the top table, looking in to the eyes of all these people who have called me every name under the sun. Do they deserve to be there? 

Sorry for the long post!

Should I try mac bare makeup?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

Well I have been using bare minerals the light one. It does not make my skin look all the great. I’m wondering if I should try the mac bare makeup? Anyone who’s used it let me know? Answers: It’s called MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation If you like bareMinerals, you’ll love MAC’s new Mineralize […]

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Gifts for newly weds

by SunnyBlueStationery810 @ Off Topic Posts

My sister is getting married and I want to get her a small present but something a bit different. Whenever I see her she is always drinking a cup of coffee or tea so I was thinking of getting her a personalised coaster. I was going to put a picture of myself with her when we were young printed onto a set of 4 so she will always see us together and brings a smile to her face.

What do you all think?

How do I get my eyelashes to stand out?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I need some advice. when I do my eyes, meaning put on mascara, they don’t feel like they “sparkle”. I want my lashes to be perfect and long! I feel like my eyes don’t stand out enough. do you know what I mean? maybe I am using the wrong mascara or I’m not applying the […]

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I Need Your Valuable Suggestions

by @ Chit Chat Corner! RSS Feed

Hello all,

I want to know your opinions regarding going on a small ship cruise for honeymoon. My fiance suggested this idea. He told me that one of his friends had been on a small ship cruise and they had thoroughly enjoyed it. So he is insisting that it would be a good idea. But I am not very sure about this. I don’t think we will get the desired privacy on a cruise. I have never been on a cruise, so I actually don’t know if my fears are true. I thought of asking you all for some help. If anyone has been on a small ship cruise, please help me out. It would be great if you all shared your experiences with me so that I get an idea. Will we really enjoy there? Looking forward to your suggestions.

 

20% And Three Free Eyeshadows at Bare Minerals

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

Get 20% Off with any $60 purchase plus choose three Free Eyeshadows shades at bareminerals.com (no promo code needed, discount taken at checkout). There Holiday selections are live like the Box of Wonders Advent Calendar and Go Nude or Make a Statement Lipstick Set so, you can grab some early Holiday gifts! You may also […]

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Barely There Makeup Tutorial with bareMinerals Liquid Foundation - Elisabeth McKnight

Barely There Makeup Tutorial with bareMinerals Liquid Foundation - Elisabeth McKnight


Elisabeth McKnight

Happy Monday! Today I’m partnering with bareMinerals, to bring you a ‘barely there almost no make-up’ look featuring their new bareSkin liquid foundation. I’ve been wearing bareMineral’s powder foundation (and their blush, mascara, eyeshadow, primer, moisturizer + more) for years, so I was thrilled when they announced they were revealing a new liquid formula. All of the …

Hi Ladies I Need your help again PLEASE!!!! I need A Travel AGENT!! ANY SUGGESTIONS???

by @ Dreams Los Cabos Weddings RSS Feed

My wedding isn't until May 7, 2014 but I want to book a travel agent already. Is it to early to do so? I really don't anything about travel agents and how they work so I was hoping if any of you girls can help me out with this. What are the pros of having a travel agent? Any help will be truly appreciated =-) 

 

Thank you 

Tania 

Gifts for newly weds

by SunnyBlueStationery810 @ Off Topic Posts

My sister is getting married and I want to get her a small present but something a bit different. Whenever I see her she is always drinking a cup of coffee or tea so I was thinking of getting her a personalised coaster. I was going to put a picture of myself with her when we were young printed onto a set of 4 so she will always see us together and brings a smile to her face.

What do you all think?

90 Second Makeup Routine that’s GOOD for your skin

by Elisabeth McKnight @ Elisabeth McKnight

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of jane iredale – THE SKINCARE MAKEUP™. All opinions are 100% mine.   You know those mornings when you have a solid two minutes to get out the door? Or maybe your everyday looks like mine and if you’re going to try and put on […]

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Winter Skin Care

by Ricky @ Ricky's Beauty Guide

There are so many things to love about winter. It transforms the surroundings into a white wonderland. The cool weather makes hot chocolate and warm, baked bread taste even more delicious. You can finally go sledding or skating, build a snowman, make snow angels, and basically act like a kid again and no one will think badly of you for it. But of course, winter has its downsides. As appealing as it is to play outdoors to your heart’s content, you need to limit your time spent outside. For one thing, the cold temperature and low humidity in the air

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Wedding Party Ideas

by @ General Wedding Planning Information RSS Feed

Hi there,

Last day, I went to a wedding.  it was really boring. We were talking the whole time and the song played was not impressive. Honestly, it was not good and everyone got bored. We are planning interesting programs for our wedding, which is next month, I don't want the wedding without any entertainment, but we have only a low budget. So I am looking for a DIY wedding plan. I read that DIY photo booth are cool for the party  http://www.abbeyroadentertainment.com/blog/photo-booths/ideas-diy-photo-booth-accessories-event/and I am planning to keep photo booth for the wedding. Should I add anything else for entertaining? Any DIY ideas would be helpful?

 

The One Thing Everybody Says When You Have a Newborn

by Nadine Jolie Courtney @ Nadine Jolie Courtney

Those magical newborn day? They're TOUGH. Well-meaning people don't help. View the Full Post >...

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Are there any moisturizers to stop a flaky face

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

My face is very dry so every time that I do or do not put makeup on worse with makeup on my face is flaky. Anyone have any good moisturizers or something I should use under my foundation to stop my face from being flaky? Answers: You need to exfoliate first, in other words, use […]

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Small ceremony then large reception

by RomanticGoldDiamonds981 @ wedding planning discussion forums

So myself and my partner have just started the wedding planning!

We have both agreed that we would like a small ceremony - this will already have around 30 people attending as we both have a lot of immediate family!

we would then like to have a large reception on the same day and at the same location for around 150 guests. Is this a good thing to do?

i have been reading various forums online and this way seems to be frowned upon slightly. 

We are doing it like this as we feel it's more important for our family to share the intimate ceremony bit then have a large piss up basically with our friend!

any outside input would be much appreciated though :)

MY BOYFRIEND’S CURRENT SKINCARE

by esteelalonde @ Estée Lalonde

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MY BOYFRIEND'S CURRENT SKINCAREBack at the beginning of 2016 I published a blog post all about my boyfriend’s current skincare routine (throwback to that post here) and judging from the comments that you guys gave me, it seemed to go down a storm. Now, over a year later, Aslan’s daily regime has shifted and evolved […]

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Getting Married May 2014!!

by @ Dreams Los Cabos Weddings RSS Feed

Hi Everyone!!

 

I am getting married on May 18th, 2014 at Dreams and need some advice... guidance.

 

We went through destinationweddings.com and I have also starting contact with Mariana.  We will hopefully have about 35 to 40 guests.  I was told that it is better to take everyone with us and to not ship favors, decorations, etc...  Any advice?  I want to make welcome bags but it may be a lot to take in our suitcases.

 

Any thoughts on the Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package??  If we book the wedding package, do we have to use their photographer?

 

Thank you!!

What type of Food do you like for your wedding?...

by @ Decor & Details - Articles

It is usually the most expensive item of the reception: Dinner and Drinks! So what can you do to budget and organize well? Of course it all depends on your available money for the wedding total but for argument sake let's take a budget of about 100 dol...

Dress Mistake

by SweetpeaConfetti246 @ wedding planning discussion forums

I got a bit carried away when trying on dresses - ended up buying a sample dress as it was a bargain.  It's a beautiful dress, just not what I had planned!!!!  Don't know what to do now!!!  Eeeek!!

Lipstick makes my lips burn!

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I’ve got the most sensitive lips in the world! I cannot wear any type of lipstick without my lips burning. I’ve tried many many different brands but as of yet, can’t find one that works for me. I’m wondering if any of you girls have the same problem and what you use? Answers: I don’t […]

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How do I maintain my tan?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have a question. I’ve been indoor tanning for the past month or so. Pretty soon I will be going out of town and I want to keep my tan dark without fading. How can I do this. Should I go in a certain bed before I leave. Or maybe put lotion on every day? […]

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Shurley English Level 1,3,4,6 Teachers Manual & Workbooks

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Prices include Media mail shipping.

 

Shurley English - Grammar & Composition - c2001
No CD's.
As far as I can tell the workbooks are complete so I'm including them.

 

Level 1 Teacher's Manual only
Out of binding. Bonus of some students pages.....$12 ppd

 

Level 3 Teacher's Manual. Complete Book
Some doodling on end pages. No writing inside Book
Level 3 Student's Workbook- Out of binding......$15 ppd for set

 

Level 4 Teacher's Manual. Complete Book
No writing.
Level 4 Student's Workbook - out of binding.......$15 ppd for set SOLD

 

Level 6 Teacher's Manual. Complete Book
No writing
Level 6 Students Workbook - out of binding.............$15 ppd for set

 

I am selling these for a friend and will do my best to answer any questions.
Prices include Media mail shipping to the lower 48 states.
Will give discount on multiple purchases, see my other items..
Feel free to make an offer.
Paypal please. Thank you!



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Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup

by Angela (Oh She Glows) @ Oh She Glows

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something." ~Neil Gaiman I shared this quote in […]

Does bare Minerals cause acne?

Does bare Minerals cause acne?


Nadine Jolie Courtney

Does bare Minerals cause acne? After Bare Escentuals was bought by Shiseido, I've been hearing more skincare complaints. Let me know your experiences!

Is it worthwhile?

by MetalBride @ wedding planning discussion forums

Is it worthwhile having make up and hair artists? It's a lot of money so does anyone have any thoughts?  Pros and cons? 

 

Thanks guys. 

Brief Hiatus Over

by Another Model Resource @ Another Model Resource

I know you’ve been sad to see that Another Model Resource underwent a hiatus, but don’t worry, things are grinding back up to normal as we usher in the new year. Much restructuring has been done and new bloggers are being considered. (By the way, if you enjoy fashion, the modeling industry, and writing, consider […]

Good eyeshadow brushes & how to use them?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I was wondering how you ladies get your eyeshadow so bold when you use makeup brushes. I have noticed that when I use brushes they seem to mute the color, so to speak. I’ve heard of some people dipping their brush in water first. Will that work with mineral shadow? I use all Mary Kay […]

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Up to 65% Off Edward Bess

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

Edward Bess is on hautelook.com for the next three days! I’ve actually never seen Edward’s line on clearance before so I’m going to head in for a purchase 🙂 I mean some of his lipsticks are $9.97 each! Can’t beat that! Butter London is also on sale at hautelook.com if you’re interested. Happy Hauling! You […]

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How do I find the right shade of foundation for my skin?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I can’t seem to find the right shade of base to match my skin. It’s always to dark or too light. I also have very oily skin so everything I put on it breaks it out. Anyone have any suggestions? Answers: I have the same problem. Plus it seems like my neck is a different […]

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Baby Aurelia: Newborn No More!

by Nadine Jolie Courtney @ Nadine Jolie Courtney

When Aurelia was about 3 months old, she started to smile. No longer was she a newborn: suddenly, she had a personality, and our former cranky old grandpa suddenly blossomed into an adorable, sweet, smiley little girl. View the Full Post >...

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How Do I Get Healthy Nails?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I need your advice! I want nice looking nails but my cuticles are awful and my nails are weak and don’t grow very fast. I work in a nursing home and all the hand washing and hand sanitizing makes my fingers peel around my nails. What can I do to get them in good shape. […]

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Wedding reception complaint

by RomanticRedHair642 @ Off Topic Posts

Hi all don't know if I'm in the right cat here but I need advice please 

We got married 3 weeks ago the wedding was perfect it was the venue after. 

A day or so after the wedding myself and husband were both violently I'll while on honey moon. When we got back several of the guests said they had all new I'll too. 

I can understand if may be 1 or 2 were sick but 10 to 15 guests. We had paid for extra alcohol to be given out I only got 1 glass  And had to ask for a refill. We was not told when the evening food was being put out and it was all put in a corner so went to waste also the dj who is there resident dj was terrible he didn't play a sing sing off the play listI had given him and the bar was left un manned  quite a lot of the time leaving guests to wait for drinks... do I complain I don't like causing a fuss  but the reception alone cost us a pretty penny 

 

Advice please 

 

How to use face primer?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

So I just started using bare escentuals oil free face primer. I love that it controls my oily spots all day. I’ve been seeing a derm. For my acne and she has me on a topical cream that makes my skin look like it’s peeling and I have to use a moisturizer. So I guess […]

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BethPembrook's Blog - 3 Ways To Use Glitter At Your Wedding

by @ Best Destination Wedding Wedding Blogs

Every girl wants to have a little bit of sparkle and shine in their life, and what better what to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life than with a touch of glitz and glamour. Glitter has become one of the biggest style trends for 2017, there are so many different ways that you can use the stuff throughout the day, whatever the occasion. Here are some simple tips on how you can include glitter and a little bit of more magic into your wedding.

Glitter makeup:

Glitter makeup and face glitter have quickly become one of our all-time favourite wedding makeup trends, it brings uniqueness and glamour into your big day. For the real floor stopping look, try sweeping sparkles across your cheek and into your hair, and if you’re feeling adventurous, even a little bit down your arm. This will give added sparkle to your big day, and will make you shine like a star when you do your first dance as man and wife!

Glitter decorations:

If you want a really personal touch to your wedding, then making your own decorations is a great place to start. Adding glitter to your decorations, wedding gifts and even your bouquet can give a real elegant feel to the occasion. You can either buy decorations and little touches, or you can customise your own and paint them with glitter pots depending on how much time you have before your big day. Painting your bridal bouquet with a layer of glitter can look really beautiful, especially at a winter wedding, as the sparkles look like snowflakes.

Adding glitter to your wardrobe:

Customising your wedding wardrobe is one of the biggest trends that has swept 2017. There are so many personal little touches you can add to make your attire completely unique and special to your day. If you’re looking for the real wow factor that will turn heads as you walk down the aisle, then do something a little bit out of the ordinary and sprinkle glitter on your dress, or pain your shoes with a personalised glitter pattern…perfection.

Wedding reception complaint

by RomanticRedHair642 @ Off Topic Posts

Hi all don't know if I'm in the right cat here but I need advice please 

We got married 3 weeks ago the wedding was perfect it was the venue after. 

A day or so after the wedding myself and husband were both violently I'll while on honey moon. When we got back several of the guests said they had all new I'll too. 

I can understand if may be 1 or 2 were sick but 10 to 15 guests. We had paid for extra alcohol to be given out I only got 1 glass  And had to ask for a refill. We was not told when the evening food was being put out and it was all put in a corner so went to waste also the dj who is there resident dj was terrible he didn't play a sing sing off the play listI had given him and the bar was left un manned  quite a lot of the time leaving guests to wait for drinks... do I complain I don't like causing a fuss  but the reception alone cost us a pretty penny 

 

Advice please 

 

Where can I find a good eye primer?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have read somewhere that no matter what brand eye shadow you have, making it last the whole working day is “all about the primer!” So, I went looking for one today. Couldn’t find it. I currently use an Almay concealer and eye foundation in a tube for eyes. But, it doesn’t work for more […]

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Oak Meadow 9Th Grade Lit. And Comp.

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  • Oak Meadow's 9th grade Introduction to Literature and Composition: The Hero's Journey
  • A Pocket Style Manual 4th Edition
  • Write it Right: A Handbook for Student Writers
For sale is Oak Meadow's 9th Grade Intro to Lit and Comp along with two of the required materials for the course.

 

"This course explores the question, "What does it mean to be a hero?" It looks at literature featuring ordinary people who find themselves in circumstances that require extraordinary acts, and examines these acts in relation to the archetypal hero's journey."

 

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5 Ideas For a Friendship Date

5 Ideas For a Friendship Date

by Chelsea Becker @ Advice from a Twenty Something

As twenty somethings, there are a lot of struggles (minimal salaries, the world of dating, feeling lost, etc). We all know this. But one thing that this age has going for it is the amount of time for friends. Even if it feels like we don’t have as much time as we “used to,” this […]

Need White Teeth Before Wedding

by @ General Wedding Planning Information RSS Feed

I want to get my teeth whitened for the wedding does anyone have any suggestions on it? What's the best way to do it? I don’t want my teeth to look yellowish and show up awkward in photos. How long before the wedding should it be done? My fiance always talks about getting my teeth whitened. But I don’t want to damage my appearance, especially at this stage since we only have one month until the wedding. I have researched the cost with my dentist in Edmonton. Before I take the decision, I would like to hear from anyone who had done the procedure. I don’t want to look weird during my special day. Any advice/ suggestions are highly appreciated.

 

Fall Wardobe Additions

by Kate @ The Small Things Blog

similar vest, similar mules, denim, similar sunglasses one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen Well it…

Breast Lift Before Wedding

by @ General Wedding Planning Information RSS Feed

Hi all, I am planning for my wedding which is fixed on October this year. I just want to look picture perfect and feel beautifully radiant on my special day. So I have decided to undergo breast lift from Windsor, Ontario before my wedding as I have a quite larger breast which is saggy. But I don’t know how much time I should give between the surgery and my special day for optimal results. I was thinking to get the procedure one month before my wedding. I want to look proportional and have my gown fit perfect on me. Is there anyone here who did pre-wedding plastic surgery? What was your result? I need to plan way ahead for the breast lift before my wedding. Please share your thoughts.

 

Kylie Cosmetics The Royal Peach Palette Vs Too Faced Cosmetics Peach Palette

by Annessa @ Simply Annessa

In the light of Kylie Cosmetics new launch of the Royal Peach Palette; I bet everyone is guessing how does it compare to Too Faced Cosmetics Peach Palette. TRENDMOOD, posted on her snapchat the amazing comparison for us beauty obsessed. The following pictures do not belong to me but Trendmood.  

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How long??

by HappyOrangeDecor917 @ wedding planning discussion forums

Hello everyone,

This is my first post so please be gentle with me and excuse me if I have posted this in the wrong place!

 I would like to ask how long you had been with your partner before you were engaged?

 A little background…

 In all fairness I should not be on this forum as I am not planning a wedding as I am not engaged! I have been with my partner for nearly 5 years and I made it clear to him when we first started going out that I would like marriage and children in the future. He agreed and confirm that was his desire for the future also. However, nearly 5 years later nothing! About a year and a half ago we had a proper conversation again about it and he confirmed that marriage was still one of his core values and he saw himself doing the whole marriage and kids with me.

 I appreciate there is no set rule as each couple is different, therefore I would like to know how long you with your fiancé(e) before you were engaged? Was it a surprise? Had it been discussed previously? etc

 I am just a little frustrated that it hasn’t happened yet and I am starting to doubt his feelings for me and whether his all talk and no action.

These are feelings I have kept to myself as I don’t want him to feel I am nagging or pressuring him.  

What would you do in my position? (if anything)

I would appreciate any advice that could be given

 Thank you  

Venue scores

by StillOptimistic @ wedding planning discussion forums

Hi Hitched,

 

Why do all of your venues have five start ratings? I understand that a lot of brides are very happy with the service they receive but it makes it a bit unbelievable to think that every venue gets a flawless rating, especially after viewing some of them. 

 

Just curious! :)

Time for Another Vacation

by Another Model Resource @ Another Model Resource

What does a model need to maintain that lovely figure, face, and skin? If you haven’t yet guessed it, it’s ample rest and relaxation. That’s right, now you have an excuse to go on those Hawaiian vacations you’ve been crooning over for the past ten (or more) years. Not only will you be getting your […]

The NEW Too Faced Natural Love Palette

by Annessa @ Simply Annessa

With just a few more hours left of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Launch , the company launched yet another eyeshadow palette. The new limited edition mega  Too Faced Natural Love Palette  features 3o amazing eyeshadows and is said to launch in Summer 2017. The following pictures do not belong to me they belong to https://www.instagram.com/trendmood1/ […]

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How do you choose the right color powder foundation?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

How do you tell if the color is right if you are choosing a different brand than you are use to? I have bought 3 so far and they are not my color but they are close. I remember someone telling me that you hold it next to your jaw line and it should match….is […]

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Do you need to serve evening food if you have a 3 course meal plus wedding cake?

by SunnyGoldCakes798 @ wedding planning discussion forums

We are looking at getting married from around 3pm though haven't set a time (or indeed booked a venue, though we have one in mind, but want to get an overall idea of total budget before committing). 

If we are serving a three course meal plus wedding cake at say 4 or 5pm, should we also be serving food later on in the evening via the caterers?

Some of the quotes I have received, suggest either bacon rolls or fish and chips in cones at £7.50 per person.  All guest would be coming to the whole event (ceremony, breakfast, evening reception.  

Do we need to provide evening food too? Could we buy platters of sandwhiches, mini sausage rolls from say M&S and put those out around 9pm for guests to help themselves with some paper plates?

 

Thanks

 

 

The Galaxy and Space the Final Frontier Makeup Trends

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

So, what’s the next big makeup trend? Space, the galaxy, stars, and planets oh my! Out mermaids, out unicorns, let’s get down to space! Although, if you really think about it all the iridescent and glow products you’ll see upcoming this Fall and into the Holidays are really just re-promoted unicorn and mermaid duochromes. You […]

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Share your pregnancy story, so far

by @ Pregnancy Group: A place to chat about all things related to pregnancy RSS Feed

My story is a bit of a long one, so I'll try not to get too carried away with details. 

 

I married my husband Matt in May of 2008 and we knew that we weren't planning on having kids right away.  We said we'd "talk about it" in a year.  Well, what do you know, but I ended up getting pregnant the weekend we went away for our 1st anniversary in 2009.  A few days later, I had some major cramping.  Like so bad it made me feel like I was hot and sweaty and might pass out.  After it continued for a few hours, I had a co-worker drive me and my mom to the ER (we work on a university/hospital campus).  They did an ultrasound and couldn't see anything, but confirmed the pregnancy via blood work.  By then, the cramping had stopped.  Since they weren't able to locate the sac, they wanted to continue to monitor me, so I went in every other day for blood work to make sure the pregnancy was progressing as it should.  Unfortunately, the blood work lied!  My blood hormones were doing everything that they should in a normal and healthy pregnancy, but when they gave me another ultrasound, they located the pregnancy in my left fallopian tube.  If they had caught it earlier, they could have dissolved it via a methaltrexate shot, but since there was already a heartbeat, I needed emergency surgery and ended up losing my tube. This was super depressing b/c I wasn't all that excited about the pregnancy at first since it was a surprise but had just gotten to the excited part and I thought all was well since my blood work was good and then I heard this.  Physical recovery was fine, I was sore for a week or so and had lingering back issues for a few months, but the emotional recovery...I'd say I'm still dealing with that.

 

As soon as we were medically approved, we began TTC and I started charting on Fertility Friend (FF).  Funny enough, once I started charting, it was obvious to me that when I had "accidentally" gotten pregnant previously, it was because I ovulate late in my cycle.  I had assumed I was normal and I O'd halfway through.  Anyway, since my fertility was decreased by 50% b/c of the loss of my left tube, after a few unsuccessful months, we went to a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE).  We were with one office for almost a year and went through various medical and/or IUI cycles before I decided that I just wasn't happy there.  We had taken a few month break and were just starting back up with the doctors inn November of 2010.  I had an appt at practice #1 on 11/19 and decided I wouldn't be returning there, so went to practice #2 on 11/23 for an initial appt.  I found out on 11/26 that I was pregnant for the second time with no medical interventions.  It was definitely a surprise.  But I got the bad news on 12/06, on my 32nd birthday, that this pregnancy wasn't viable either and was most likely another ectopic but in my right tube.  We couldn't locate it on an ultrasound, so knowing my history, my doctor gave me the methaltrexate shot (in my ass cheeks, fun!) to dissolve before a heartbeat was able to be formed and I lose my remaining tube.  This was also very depressing b/c we had been trying so hard for so long and then to get that news on my birthday morning, I just felt like we were cursed.

 

As soon as AF returned, my doctor was very proactive about treatment and I had another surgery in February 2011 to remove polyps, some endo and verify that all was well with my right tube.  And we immediately started up IUI cycles and continued through until May.  In May, I experienced a very sad and unexpected tragic loss in my family, so we stepped away from TTC b/c my heart just wasn't in it.  Then I got my third surprise and unexpected BFP in August.  Of course we are super happy and I look at it as a gift from my lost brother.  I think this gift was given to us to lessen the pain of losing him.  Or to take away the focus of the grief.  We watched this pregnancy carefully and didn't announce until we were pretty sure it was safe.  In fact, I just made the announcement (besides my bosses) at work today!

 

We don't plan on finding out the sex at the next ultrasound, we think we will have them put it in an envelope and open it Christmas morning.  We were going to wait until the shower, but I decided it was something better shared with close family first.  Plus, this is the first set of holidays without my brother, so it's very difficult for my family and I think it might be good to have something positive to focus on Christmas morning rather then the sadness of who is missing.

 

We are due April 13, 2012 and I have an open mind about my "birth plan".  I like to think that I tend to the natural side of things, but I also watched my sister give birth to her youngest a few years ago and I was terrified.  I've since some to terms that we are all strong in different ways and just b/c she was natural doesn't mean I am weak if I chose an epidural.  I'm very excited to become a mom!  But also, super scared.

 

And I guess I'm not all that great at keeping stories short, am I....

Moon Palace Bride 2016

by @ Canadian Destination Wedding Group RSS Feed

I am getting married at Moon Palace on Aug 2016. If you are thinking to pick this resort for your big day, please please, think twice. They do charge you external vendor fees PER SERVICE, even if you have one supplier who is bringing you the decoration, entretaiment, sweet table, etc. they do want to charge you 800 dollars PER SERVICE. For instance, if you have live music and a DJ, they want 800 dollars for DJ AND plus 800 dollars penalty for the live music you are bringing. If you are bringing sweet table and all yor flowers (same supplier) they will charge you 800 dollars for sweet table and 800 dollars for flowers. Their vendors prices are 3 times more expensive than external vendors charge. Oh and I forget, they will also include fees for extra hours per person per hour, plus, they will also charge you penalties for using the electricity. Therw are lots of options for other resorts, beautiful and with ONE penalty that ranges between 300 and 500 dollars once. NO 4 or 5 penalties. This is extremelly stressful for me giving the fact that i am 1 month for my big day
They want to name service to everything just to charge you penalties. A service is wedding coordination that I have paid to a supplier to take care of my wedding, that is a service fir me. There should be ONE penalty. I understand that there is a penalty involved but 800 dollars per single thing you bring, it is a robbery. At this point I am affrais that they will charge 800 if you bring candles because is the "candle service" . Please let me know for any further info you need. They are NOT clear in the contract about their definition of "service" plus they write "service/supplier" and once your party is booked they will tell you that you have to pay 4 or 5 or 6 penalties, meaning 800x4 or 5. I am sooo sad and upset that they really want to get as much money as possible from Brides.

Which is the best flat iron for under $60

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I am in need of a new straightener and don’t know what to get. I have thick hair that can be pretty stubborn. With the one I am currently using, I have to go over it quite a few times to get it anywhere close to how I want it. I do not want to […]

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UltraContest.com - BareMinerals - Life Is Beautiful Sweepstakes

UltraContest.com - BareMinerals - Life Is Beautiful Sweepstakes


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*FACEBOOK SWEEPSTAKES* 70 Winners in the Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Life Is Beautiful Sweepstakes will win one of the following prizes: (10) A BareMinerals Beauty Obsessed Kit, ARV: $25; (10) A BareMinerals I Do Kit, ARV: $49; (10) A BareMinerals Kiss Me, It's My Birthday Kit, ARV: $25; (10) A BareMinerals One Hot Mama Kit, ARV: $39; (10) A BareMinerals Hello Jetsetter Kit, ARV: $30; (20) A BareMinerals Fit and Fabulous Kit, ARV: $28.

Makeup for Moms: A Six Minute Everyday Look for Busy Moms

by mommyontheloose@gmail.com @ Mommy on the Loose

Whew!  I have been MIA lately!  We had a crazy (but wonderful) holiday season and since then it has been even crazier ‘round these parts.  But things are finally settling down and I think I’m ready to start getting back into the swing of things! Speaking of things being a little hectic, that is the […]

What is the difference between line bob and angled bob

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

What is the difference between an a line bob cut and an angled bob? Are they the same thing? Also with these cuts, is it just a straight cut, or do people get long layers put in it also?? Answers: Different names mean different things to different stylists. To me, they would be the same. […]

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Wedding etiquette?

by LuxuriousPinkDecor910 @ Off Topic Posts

Hi all,

Just need some advice really! Are you ready? 

My partner and I have been together three years. Recently he was sent an invitation for his friends wedding. On the invite, only his name was on it. The bride and I bumped into each other at the supermarket (meeting for first time) and she invited me to the reception. I assumed that I wasn't going to the church but would be joining my partner at the reception thereafter with him and his friends. I spoke with the bride to see what time to attend the reception and I'm actually only invited to the night do. In the evening at 8pm. By the time I get there - my boyfriend and everyone else will be drunk and I will be walking in not knowing almost anyone....I feel that this is rude considering my boyfriend and I have lived together now nearly two years!!i bought a new outfit, camera and booked in at salon!!! I feel ther is no point now! Am I wrong for being a bit annoyed? 

 

Please advise me ☺️

Kylie Cosmetics Valentine’s Day Collection 2017

by Annessa @ Simply Annessa

Kylie Cosmetics, has got you covered for Valentine’s Day and her brand new collection is nothing short of cupid-perfection. It features sparkly red glitter packaging and each adorned with a valentines appropriate name. The collection features: Kylie’s Diary- An eyeshadow and blush palette which consists of 9 eyeshadows and for the first time 2 blushes  Mini […]

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Review: Bare Minerals “I Do” Value set

Review: Bare Minerals “I Do” Value set


Contour The World

Whether you’re a bride to be, a forever bridesmaid, or just someone looking for a good deal on great makeup, this set is for you. What first caught my eye about this set was the stunning whit…

The Dress Is the Focal Point of Your Wedding—do...

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http://www.345566.com/images/lace-and-tulle-cap-sleeves-neckline-fit-and-flare-a-line-wedding-dress.jpg In 2012 weddings cost the average Australian couple a mind-numbing $54,294. On the other side of the pond, our American cousins spent an average of...

Bare Minerals Bare Skin:  Initial Thoughts & Review

Bare Minerals Bare Skin: Initial Thoughts & Review


Mommy on the Loose

I’m sure you’ve heard of the new foundation by bareMinerals.  I was eager to get my hands on a bottle as soon as it came out, but I was unsure I was really ready to replace my current foundation.  …

Save the Date Do's and Dont's

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Should I send out "Save the Date" notices for my wedding or just send out the official invitation? It's a common question many couples ask themselves once they start planning their wedding celebration, but when it comes to those having a destination we...

Work friends... okay to invite some to all day and some just to night?

by HappyGreenConfetti964 @ wedding planning discussion forums

Hi all

Don't get married until July but try to finalise my wedding guest list! 

I have 6 spaces left for day guests, however have 8 work friends I want to invite (well actually another 13 but the other 5 memebers of staff will only have been with us for a year (I work in a school) so have drawn the line at only inviting staff from the last academic year), so what do I do? The only people I could possibly swap to being just night time only are my great aunt and uncle but they have to travel a couple of hours (and act like they're in their 80s rather than early and mid 60s!) so doubt they would come to just the evening. Any ideas what I should? I don't want to leave out any work friends but no idea what to do! Shall I just invite all 8 as well as my great aunt and uncle and hope for the best?

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated! 

azulreceptionhall's Blog - How Important Is To Select The Best Of Wedding Reception Venues In Houston, Tx

by @ Best Destination Wedding Wedding Blogs

A wedding ceremony is such an event where a lot of people comes together to celebrate a marriage or the union between two people. The wedding ceremonies are generally performed with some rituals or customs. These rituals differ in different culture and traditions; the ethnicity of this wedding ceremony is concentrated by the cultural values of that particular culture. The common custom of exchanging vows is mostly among every customs. To perform a wonderful wedding with all its customs and traditions, the immediate important thing is the venue where the wedding is to be performed. The Wedding reception Venues in Houston, TX gives you a variety of venues to choose from. The selection of the venue must include something’s like a perfect setting. The church should be very near to the wedding venue, which will make it convenient for the guests to come and go. The Azul hall has the perfect setting for this, as it is located in the heart of the city making it very convenient to the people. The wedding ceremony venue should always be selected as per your own taste. The traditional ethnicity should be present in that wedding hall. The wedding planners of Azul Hall, takes care of the little detail one needs to be concerned about.

The weddings are always a big deal in the mind of people. Everyone wants to have that perfect wedding, with all kinds of beautiful clothes, best decoration, mouth-watering delicacies, perfect photographers and so on. To have it all, one needs to find that one hall which can provide everything required in a wedding. The wedding ceremony takes a huge toll and then comes the wedding reception which is followed right after the ceremony. The wedding reception halls in Houston are also large in numbers. You need to be very specific about your likes and tastes. The Azul Reception Hall gives in a number of packages to select from, which somehow gives you the liberty to choose the one that suits you. The banquet hall is quite a huge place and can accommodate more than hundred people.

The wedding planners are one very committed to their work. They take care of every minute detail one needs to check on. The decorations of the Azul are done by the special team, who according to your choice and taste will beautifully decorate your wedding reception hall. The food is another thing which needs to be checked on. They will give you various options for selecting the menu of food and beverages; the Italian, Continental, Mediterranean, Mexican and Asian cuisine anything that you want to have. Azul Hall also has their photographer who is going to provide you every kind of shoot. The pre-wedding shoot or the post-wedding shoot, anything you desire will be right there at your service. A wedding can be very frustrating sometimes; especially when you do not have the things you want or may be the things are way too messed up. Azul understands your stress and provides everything in an organized manner to make your party a grand success.

Do you use Vitamin C serum?

by Kate @ The Small Things Blog

Vitamin C serum is one of those products that I knew I should be using years ago but I never started. I think it fell into…

Oh She Glows 15 Best Vegan Cookie Recipes!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) @ Oh She Glows

Welcome to your holiday cookie headquarters! Can you believe it’s the last month of 2016? I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around the entire year. This month is extra special because my sister, nephews, brother-in-law, mom, and stepdad are spoiling us with a visit over the holidays. We’re also hosting all the Liddons […]

Updates to the List of Cruelty-Free Brands

by Aly Laughlin @ Cruelty-Free Kitty

Hello! Here’s our latest cruelty-free update for the past 2 months. There are a LOT of new brands being added to the list of cruelty-free brands. As always, the brands added to the list claimed that they: Don’t test finished products or ingredients on animals. Don’t have suppliers who test on animals. Don’t allow any […]

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Treatment For Facial Redness Due To Rosacea

by Ricky @ Ricky's Beauty Guide

Do you know anyone who blushes easily? Does this happen only when that person is embarrassed or stressed, or does it seem like an almost permanent flush on his skin? If it is the latter, do that person a favor and ask if he has heard of rosacea. Rosacea: Not a Simple Blush Rosacea is a common skin disorder, but it has to be distinguished from the typical frequent blushing. People who tend to blush easily need not assume the worst, but it will certainly be to their advantage if they keep an eye out for signs of rosacea. It

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9 easy to follow tips for great skin this summer

by Ricky @ Ricky's Beauty Guide

Summer is the most-awaited time of the year, probably next only to Christmas and New Year. It’s the time when families can go on week-long trips thanks to the lengthy school vacation. Even adults schedule their year around summer. Trips to other countries or outdoor outings would be booked at summer when you are almost always guaranteed a clear, sunny day to fully enjoy the outdoors. Sunny days: the very thing summer is known and loved for,but the same thing that is a problem for many, particularly for people who are conscious about the health of their skin. Love Summer,

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Wedding Finds: The Bridesmaid Convertible Dress

by @ Style & Fashion - Articles

Bridesmaid style isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days of awful bridesmaids dresses that go straight to the thrift shop donation bin once the wedding is over. Dresses these days are fashionable, practical and beautiful. I for one, wanted to make...

How to Apply Bare Minerals Foundation

How to Apply Bare Minerals Foundation


Ricky's Beauty Guide

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and found yourself intrigued by a Bare Minerals infomercial? If so, you may be curious about what the brand entails. Bare Minerals is an extremely popular mineral makeup product created by Bare Escentuals Incorporated. Now on the market for a whopping 20 years, Bare Minerals has some of the most prevalent mineral makeup items sold in the beauty industry. Originally the brand had only two foundation products, original and matte, which were geared toward those with skin concerns like fine lines, rosacea, sensitive skin, wrinkles, and acne. The original

18 Easy, Healthy Kids Snacks

by Elisabeth McKnight @ Elisabeth McKnight

Whether you’re on the go, packing lunches, or just looking for some easier go-to options at home, I’ve rounded up 18 Easy, Healthy Kids Snacks (and a few we’re excited to introduce into regular rotation).  Do you ever feel like it’s a battle between what is healthy and what is easy? Whether I’m searching the […]

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Thoughts on ECV? (manual turning of breech baby)

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Tomorrow is the first day of my 38th week and baby boy is still transverse breech.  He flips around a lot, but only from side to side, he's never been head down.  I've tried various things, sitting in certain positions, yoga poses, etc, and he still isn't in position.

 

Tomorrow is my monthly ultrasound and if he is still breech, they want to schedule an ECV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_cephalic_version) for Wednesday.  For some reason, the thought of this scares the shit out of me.  It just seems unnatural and painful to me and I'm really unsure whether I want to try it or not.

 

I told my midwife of my concerns (unsuccessful, painful, and baby moves back) and she confirmed that these are all kind of true.  She said that her experience is about 40% success rate, and it's more of a discomfort then pain, and that the baby only tends to move back if it's not a first born child.

 

My thoughts are that women have been giving birth to babies for millions of years and the baby knows what he's supposed to do.  If he's not turning maybe there is a reason.  Maybe he isn't meant to be birthed vaginally.  Maybe he doesn't fit that way in my pelvis.  Maybe, maybe, maybe, I know.

 

Probably my biggest fear is that he would turn and then we would go through an attempt at a vaginal birth only to have him NOT fit through my pelvic canal and end up having a c-section.  I really don't want to double tax my body by going through basically both types of birth when my body was telling me all along that he wouldn't be birthed vaginally.

 

Then I think, do I sound like a crazy person?  WTF am I supposed to do?  I'm so confused!  Thoughts?

Science Shepherd Biology Set

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Hello! I am selling the Science Shepherd Biology Set, which includes: textbook, answer key/parent companion, test booklet, lab manual, lab DVD. Everything is in really good condition. The only items that have any markings: test booklet has test one done and lab manual has first lab diagram written on. I am asking $70 for the set including media mail shipping. Thanks for looking!



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Part 1: Some Sweet Wedding Cake Inspiration

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I don't know what it is about the Wedding Cake, but it's one of my favorite details to photograph on the Wedding Day. And well, frankly, cake is just awesome in general :) Wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes and designs -- from simple to intric...

Is My Lipstick Causing Acne?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

Hello! I have oily/sensitive/acne-prone skin. Ugh! Anyways, I have started to notice that when I don’t wear any products like liners and lipsticks, I don’t get those ugly zits right around my mouth. Thing is, I like to wear that stuff now and then. Has anyone who has this same problem found any line or […]

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Instructional Faith Relevant Reading

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MIL (and Grandma) Issues: Is Two Strikes Enough To Be “Out?”

by Amalah @ Alpha Mom

A mom needs advice on handling her alcoholic mother-in-law and her relationship with the grandkids and herself. She wants her out of their lives but is does that have to be the first step?

What Color Eye Shadow For Brown Eyes

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

What color of eye shadow would make my brown eyes stand out more? Answers: Gold, A yellow shimmer, pink, orangey (Warm colors) just about anything besides black or blue. Golds, Soft Browns, and Darker Browns would be gorgeous. It all depends on if you prefer to go ‘flashy’ or with ‘earth tones.’ lavender.. a light […]

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bareMinerals makeup| itz linz


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I recently purchased bareMinerals makeup. I'd never worn mineral makeup before. The verdict? LOVE IT! Great coverage, super easy & looks great!

Am I Allergic to Bare Minerals? Here's How to Tell. | Alpha Mom

Am I Allergic to Bare Minerals? Here's How to Tell. | Alpha Mom


Alpha Mom

Amy, I have been reading your blogs on and off for a lot of years now. Sometimes I get a little too addicted to the Internet and have to make myself stop for a while. But I always come back. :) Anyway, I have a question. It's sort of time sensitive since it involves whether or not I am having a makeup reaction and should stop using it before my face falls off (but I know you receive zillions of e-mails and might not be able to respond right away--just thought it wouldn't hurt to try asking you). I just recently purchased the Bare Minerals starter kit because I wanted something very light and natural. Confession: I am mostly a makeup virgin. Ok, I have worn it before. I have some makeup that I break out for special occasions. But no one ever really taught me how to use it well, and I never felt like I needed it. Now, I still don't think I NEED it, but I have had makeup done on me (by salons, at Mary Kay parties, and so on), and I've seen how a nice, simple "routine" can make me look

Is IVF the best ART treatment for Infertility?

by SunnyOrangeConfetti891 @ Off Topic Posts

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the various assisted reproductive technologies provided in infertility centres. The procedure involves stimulating a woman’s ovaries to produce viable eggs for fertilization after which the eggs are retrieved and combined with the partner’s or donated sperms in the laboratory.

IVF has the highest success rate, but other treatments like ICSI and IUI are also infertility solutions for couples. It is only a fertility specialist’s expertise that will help a couple select the best infertility treatment.

In some cases, a couple only requires fertility drugs to conceive naturally or may require artificial insemination (IUI) for conception. Throughout the fertility treatments, a woman is under an expert’s surveillance with the fact that hyperstimulation has associated risks.

A couple should seek treatment from an advanced IVF centre in India to reduce the chances of failed procedures, and complications.

IUI and ICSI are mostly provided to a selected number of couples after a systematic examination and considerations.

 I Do 7 Pc Makeup Kit | Ulta Beauty

I Do 7 Pc Makeup Kit | Ulta Beauty


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How do other brands compare to Bare Minerals?

How do other brands compare to Bare Minerals?


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Algonquin Destination Wedding Plan.

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Hello guys! Our dream destination wedding at Barbados plan has been spoiled due to financial troubles. Jon and I are disappointed, but won't stay sad and are moving to plan B. It's still going to be a destination wedding. We are planning a wedding at my favourite place in Canada, Algonquin Park. It's not going to be a big fat wedding, but a small one with just our families and best buddies. Jon and I go there almost every year and in fact we even have a favourite waterfront cabin by an Algonquin park cottage. We are planning to call them and ask about possibilities of holding a small scale event at their facilities. If everything goes fine, it'll still be a dream wedding for me. I would like to know if anyone here had their wedding at Algonquin or any provincial park? If someone has done it, can you share your experience and tips.

Father of my son delaying engagement

by LuxuriousOrangeCars911 @ Off Topic Posts

I'm not sure where to posts this, but here seems legit.

My partner ofor close to 3 years, and father of my 10 month old son was going to propose to me 8 months into our relationship. He bought a ring and everything. He backed out at the last minute, not because he didn't want to marry me, but because he wanted to wait for our relationship to completely get through the honeymoon phase. I  respect that. He said a proposal would be done at some point in the near future. We however decided to have a child first due to health complications on my end. I'd like to disclaim that we have a very healthy relationship. When we met we knew each other were the one. He wants to share a grave with me when we die... so I know he sees me as his only.

With a child in the mix, it has delayed any wedding and engagement plans as we're so caught up in our current affairs. However over our sons first year I have bought up the getting engaged/marriage topic on occasion. He has been respondingby saying things like:

1.don't want to exhaust all of our experiences as a couple together in the first few years of our relationship.

2.My friends with longterm girlfriends and families of their own aren't married - I want to wait for them to make the first move. I kind of find these series of events (babies, weddings, buying property) a bit cheesy.

3. I'll do it soon, like maybe in 3 or 6 months time. I won't wait this out for years on end. We won't be like our friend who strung her long term girlfriend on for 10 years waiting for marriage (who by the way left him for good).

However for the most part I find these are stalling tactics. There are many reasons I've expressed to him why marriage is important to me. I want to share the same last name as my son, which I freely gave right of way to my partner because carrying on the family name was important to him. I want the spiritually binding aspect to the ceremony, not in a traditional sense, but in a sentimental sense. I want the security of being his wife and almost feel insulted when he sometimes refers to me as his girlfriend (most of the time he introduces me as his partner). I live in NZ, so de facto relationships have the same rights as civil unions and marriages.

I've expressed all of this to him yesterday. He seems to be understanding. He said he would propose within the year but said it would still feel premature to him, he's waiting for that moment to click where he decides to take me out to a special location and get down on one knee kind of thing. I told him I don't believe he'll ever have that click because I've given him everything a wife would give without the hassle of paper work already. As in he is having his cake and eating it too, and I've just so freely allowed that to happen.

Any advice or insight into this matter?

 

 

Don't want a hen party

by LuxuriousYellowDiamonds486 @ wedding planning discussion forums

I have no desire for a hen party.

My bridesmaids tell me I do. 

I am telling them I do not.

I would rather spend some time by myself, if anything.

They are getting impateient with me for not providing a list of hen do guests.

I planned theirs, they want to reciprocate. Difference being they actually wanted hen parties. I don't. 

How do I get through to them I DO NOT WANT A HEN DO.

 

Not Enough Time To Go To The Gym To Get Wedding Ready?

by @ Chit Chat Corner! RSS Feed

Hey gorgeous gals,

I just wanted to let you know of and excellent way to get wedding ready. I have an online gym called The Inner Circle Fit Club with fun and effective workout routines that you can do at home. My speciality is flattening the tummy and shrinking the waist, I have a 6 week challenge going that starts on Monday, September 13th which would be a great way to get in shape for any upcoming bridal dates. You can check out my site at www.icfc.club,

The workouts are sexy, feminine and will make you feel like a superstar on your special day. 

best,

Tiffany

Wedding guest list

by Njb0002 @ Off Topic Posts

My son is 23 and I try not to meddle in his choices.  Him and his fiancé are planning a wedding. They met 5 months ago. The are finalizing a guest list. We have such a small family, me, his brother (who was not asked to be best man),his two sisters and only 7 family members unless you count third cousins and we are not. One family member has been like a sister to me my whole life and like the best aunt ever to him. She is very polite and etiquette following. But his fiancé wants to invite everyone in this family of 11 people except her. Even her parents are to be invited. There are no hostilities. And also she is planning to invite over 100 of her family and friends. Is it wrong for me to not participate if she is not invited? We are such a close knit family and to exclude one? His fiancé is a very jealous person and my cousin is very pretty, but that doesn't make sense. Please ideas!!!!

Father of my son delaying engagement

by LuxuriousOrangeCars911 @ Off Topic Posts

I'm not sure where to posts this, but here seems legit.

My partner ofor close to 3 years, and father of my 10 month old son was going to propose to me 8 months into our relationship. He bought a ring and everything. He backed out at the last minute, not because he didn't want to marry me, but because he wanted to wait for our relationship to completely get through the honeymoon phase. I  respect that. He said a proposal would be done at some point in the near future. We however decided to have a child first due to health complications on my end. I'd like to disclaim that we have a very healthy relationship. When we met we knew each other were the one. He wants to share a grave with me when we die... so I know he sees me as his only.

With a child in the mix, it has delayed any wedding and engagement plans as we're so caught up in our current affairs. However over our sons first year I have bought up the getting engaged/marriage topic on occasion. He has been respondingby saying things like:

1.don't want to exhaust all of our experiences as a couple together in the first few years of our relationship.

2.My friends with longterm girlfriends and families of their own aren't married - I want to wait for them to make the first move. I kind of find these series of events (babies, weddings, buying property) a bit cheesy.

3. I'll do it soon, like maybe in 3 or 6 months time. I won't wait this out for years on end. We won't be like our friend who strung her long term girlfriend on for 10 years waiting for marriage (who by the way left him for good).

However for the most part I find these are stalling tactics. There are many reasons I've expressed to him why marriage is important to me. I want to share the same last name as my son, which I freely gave right of way to my partner because carrying on the family name was important to him. I want the spiritually binding aspect to the ceremony, not in a traditional sense, but in a sentimental sense. I want the security of being his wife and almost feel insulted when he sometimes refers to me as his girlfriend (most of the time he introduces me as his partner). I live in NZ, so de facto relationships have the same rights as civil unions and marriages.

I've expressed all of this to him yesterday. He seems to be understanding. He said he would propose within the year but said it would still feel premature to him, he's waiting for that moment to click where he decides to take me out to a special location and get down on one knee kind of thing. I told him I don't believe he'll ever have that click because I've given him everything a wife would give without the hassle of paper work already. As in he is having his cake and eating it too, and I've just so freely allowed that to happen.

Any advice or insight into this matter?

 

 

Help! Trouble Contacting Wc At Dreams Los Cabos

by @ Dreams Los Cabos Weddings RSS Feed

Hi all,
I have recently booked my wedding at Dreams Los Cabos for 10-12-14. Unfortunately, we are having an extremely hard time getting in contact with the WC there.
Initially, we were working with Maricela who was amazing and quick at responding. Then she left, and we were redirected to Magda. When we went to Cabo to do a site visit, we stayed at Dreams and had a horrible first impression of Magda. She did not get in contact with us while we were there until our 2nd or 3rd day at the resort, even though we requested to meet with her on our first day there. We looked beyond that, and still went with Dreams - but when trying to get our contract done with her, she was very unresponsive - making up excuses and saying that her computer broke and that she is the only WC at the resort.
Now we have been reassigned to someone by the name of Angel. He/she started off great by contacting us in early jan to introduce himself - & that's as far as it goes. We haven't heard from him/her yet, and actually we made an "appointment" for a phone call with him/her for today and have been waiting for the call. Almost 2 hours later, we are still waiting...

Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing these issues and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to proceed. Does anyone have any Dreams los cabos managers contact info that they can forward along? I'm beginning to get stressed that we made the wrong decision in choosing dreams.

thank you!
Janelle

Kylie Cosmetics x Khloe Kardashian

by Annessa @ Simply Annessa

Today, Kylie Jenner announced that she is collaborating with her sister, Khloe Kardashian and the collection if fittingly named the Koko Collection.   This collection will launch on her site this Wednesday 9th November 2016. The following pictures do not belong to me.  

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I Am An Adopted Bride; Need A Song To Dance With My Uncle

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Hello!

I am getting married at the Riu Montego Bay May 6th,2015 [emoji4]

As I stated in the title I was adopted at the age of 9 by a single mother. My uncle has been my father figure and has helped me through a lot in my life! A lot of the traditional saints talk about father daughter situations or first born situations lol. I was thinking of doing the song "My Wish" but am open to other suggestions!


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Christmas Pinwheel Wreath

by mommyontheloose@gmail.com @ Mommy on the Loose

Look at the adorable Christmas pinwheel wreath my sister made!  (She is a contributor to this blog but I’m writing this today so I can sing her praises.)  I am totally in love with and wish I had made one too.  I suppose I still could, since they don’t take too much time.  But no—I […]

What helps with dark circles around eyes?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

Lately I have been under a ton of stress and been crying a lot. I also have a terrible habit of rubbing my itchy eyes. As a result I am developing some serious dark circles. Do you know of anything that will help. I mean help for real, like you have used it and seen […]

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Does Bare Minerals Test On Animals? | 2017 Policy

Does Bare Minerals Test On Animals? | 2017 Policy


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Bare Minerals is a part of Bare Escentuals, which is owned by Shiseido. Here is their animal testing policy, updated for 2017.

Bare Minerals 2017 Advent Calendar Available Now + Full Spoilers!

by Liz Cadman @ My Subscription Addiction

Check out the new Bare Minerals Advent Calendar for Holiday 2017! (And see all the beauty advent calendars!)

20 Fun And Festive Things To Do This Fall

by Caitlin Kruse @ Glitter Guide

This post first appeared on Glitter Guide.

Consider this your fall bucket list!…

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The Ultimate Guide To Cruelty-Free Nail Polish

by Aly Laughlin @ Cruelty-Free Kitty

We’ve reached out to all the nail polish brands to bring you this post. The main thing I’d like to point out is that Essie and OPI, 2 of the most popular nail polish brands, DO test on animals by selling in China. Sally Hansen is another culprit. Regardless, you’ll notice that there are an […]

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How to get eyeshadow to last longer?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have recently stopped wearing eye shadow when I go to work. Towards the end of the day (especially in the Phoenix summer) it just looks blah! My SO wants me to try MAC make-up as soon as we’re financially able to do so. I don’t even know how much MAC costs. But can you […]

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Pregnancy issues / health concerns / scares

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Has anyone had any pregnancy issues / health concerns / scares during pregnancy?  I've shared my prior pregnancy stories in the loss thread, but I don't think I've talked about my scare(s) for this one.

 

If it's not already a given, this thread can get to be TMI, so read at your own risk.  I don't like to filter too much and I like to share as truly as something happened, so...read at your own risk!

 

Obviously, given my history, I was super nervous about this pregnancy and I remember in the very beginning, maybe about 9 weeks?  I had the day off of work and my sister and I were getting a pedicure and I used the bathroom before we left and there was blood.  Not a lot like period blood, but it was def red blood which is considered the more dangerous kind (then brown).  Luckily I was right down the road from my RE's office (RE = reproductive endocrinologist) and I called crying and they had me come right in.  They were able to see that all was well with the pregnancy and that the bleeding was a result of the sac growing and it hit a blood vessel (or something).  So the blood was just a temporary thing and all was well, but scary as hell!!! I think I bled for about 3 days?  But always light and fresh blood.

 

I've had other complaints throughout the pregnancy, but so far nothing that's made me completely miserable.  I'll list them.

  • lower back ache - ever since my first surgery, I've had back problems and this pain hasn't let up yet this time
  • insomnia - if you read the other threads, you know that I had a bad year last year and was already going through a lot.  I was able to take sleeping pills to help with that but once I got pregnant, I had to stop taking them and I've only had a rare good nights sleep since.  I take melatonin to help me sleep and I also tried a Bach flower essence remedy called "rescue sleep" and I think that helped me as well.  I also have my husband sleep in the guest room sometimes so that I have less disruptions.
  • pee, pee and more pee - I've always had a small bladder, but man, I wasn't ready for this!  Most nights I pee at least every 2 hours and some nights once per hour.  It's more often during the day too.
  • pelvic pressure - this is a more recent development and maybe it will sound weird, but the way I verbalized it to my mom was "I feel like my vagina is falling out".  The pressure is crazy and it's always worst when I first stand up and walk and as I move around it gets better.
  • upper back pain - this is also a fairly new development and I'm assuming it has to do with the changes in the way that I walk/stand/sit b/c of the extra weight in my midsection.  It's not terrible, but it's def there.

 

So far, I think that's all I have to share and like I said earlier, none of these "complaints" are really complaints, they are just observations about what's going on with my body.  Ok, maybe the lack of sleep is a real complaint.

Part 2: Some Sweet Wedding Cake Inspiration

by @ Decor & Details - Articles

I don't know what it is about the Wedding Cake, but it's one of my favorite details to photograph on the Wedding Day. And well, frankly, cake is just awesome in general :) Wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes and designs -- from simple to intri...

How do you make your hair grow faster?

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I have 2 questions: 1. Anyone know of something that makes your hair grow faster? A pill, a product whatever it seems like mine hasn’t grown in 5 months. 2. What acne product have ya’ll found that works the best? Thanks Ya’ll Answers: I can answer the first question for you. Take prenatal vitamins they […]

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YourWedding's Blog - The Right Technique To Save More On Wedding Decorations

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It is very easy to shell out a lot of money on wedding decorations, but it is always good to save more on embellishments.It is not just the material that you spend on, but you also need to pay the people who decorate the place and clean up the area. Paying for these services can be really heavy on your pocket.

Paying for the quality wedding supplies is worth as this will enhance the outlook of venue, but paying higher service charges to the decorators is total wastage.You can save this expense by simply decorating the venue yourself instead of paying high charges to the decorators.

These days, several internet based stores have come up with the finest collection of wedding supplies. So, if you also need to buy the best quality wedding supplies, then it would be perfect to search for that online.There are numerous ways through which you can save your money on wedding arrangements.

Buy online

There are a lot of web based wedding supply dealers who are offering amazing products at reasonable rates. You can save much of your money by purchasing the necessary articles through these online value stores. Saving money and time is always considered good, therefore keep things easy on your pocket and manage the wedding arrangements within a limited budget.

Go DIY

If you are creative enough, then you can utilize your skills and creativity while getting done with the decorations at the wedding venue and other arrangements.You can create beautiful decorative items using wedding supplies like fabrics, ribbons, tulle, satin and more.
With the use of these things, you can show you creativity in decorations and save a lot of money for some other important things required to be managed for the celebration.

Buy smart

It is perfect if you are purchasing the necessary wedding supplies online, but you need to check for the quality of product that you are planning to buy.

Various tablecloth factory outlets are offering best quality tablecloths for weddings at reasonable rates. So, get hold of some trusted wedding supplies dealer and buy all the required stuff within your affordability.

A Visit to Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya: A Luxu...

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The minute you step onto the Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Resort and Spa , you instantly feel like you’ve been whisked away to a special place. Located a little more than hour away from the Cancun airport, Secrets, which opened its doors in late 2...

bareMinerals Reviews - Is it a Scam or Legit?

bareMinerals Reviews - Is it a Scam or Legit?


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The bareMinerals makeup line claims to use natural, nourishing, skin-loving ingredients to help you look naturally beautiful, even if you have sensitive skin.

Anyone having a non-traditional wedding dress?

by RomanticRedFlowers886 @ wedding planning discussion forums

Just wondered if anyone was having something a bit off the wall/none traditional colours/different? Would love to hear your ideas or see pics if so!

I'm planning on green, and hopefully getting it made by a lady who does theatre/film and burlesque costuming, have some vague ideas but am trying not to be too crazy...

Veritas Press Comp Guides, Usborne, And More

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It's A Toss Up!

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The bride and groom have exchanged their “I do’s,” the officiate has pronounced them husband and wife, they turn to be received by their guests, and they are pelted with… glowsticks? Today’s brides are forever looking for ways to make their wedding uni...

Everyday Makeup

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I usually put on make up when I know I am going to go out but lately my self-esteem needs a little buster so I decided on buy all this extra make up (eyeliners eyeshadows lipgloss lipsticks etc.) and found my self not knowing how to use it on the daily basis, also I bought […]

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Good But Cheap Mineral Foundation

by hamqa @ Hair & Makeup Q&A

I want to first say please don’t try to sell me your product. I want serious answers please. I am trying to find mineral foundation that is as good but maybe less expensive than what I’m using now. I’ve been using Arbonne for the past two years, and it’s the best I’ve ever used as […]

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Wedding Finds: Wedding Vow Books

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Wedding Vows -- they are the words that will seal the deal on your Big Day, and the words your sweetheart will have etched in his/her heart when he/she thinks about the day you shared I Dos. So it's only fitting that your wedding vows be written in a s...

Violins (1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4), Books, Accessories

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For Sale

Shar Music Violins
(Click on photo to see all violins)

 

1/32 Size - Shar Music Franz Hoffman Prelude (bow, soft case) $130 obo

 

1/16 Size - Shar Music Franz Hoffman Prelude (with bow, soft case, Wittner chinrest) $130 obo

 

1/8 Size - Shar Music Franz Hoffman Prelude (with bow, soft case, Wittner chinrest, some wear on bow pad) $130 obo

 

1/4 Size - Shar Music Franz Hoffman Maestro (with Schmidt bow, hard case, Wittner chinrest, some wear on bow pad) $170 obo

 

1/2 Size - Shar Music Franz Hoffman Maestro (with Meinel bow, hard case, Wittner chinrest) $180 obo

 

3/4 Size - Carlo Lamberti Sonata (with Meinel bow, hard case, 2 Wittner chinrests - regular and center mount) $350 obo

 

All violins are fully functional and in good condition. Minimal blemishes. Most strings are Dominant Strings.

 

Flexible on prices. Make me an offer!

 

Prices do not include shipping.

 

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Books - $4 each

 

I Can Read Music Volume 1 by Joanne Martin
I Can Read Music Volume 2 by Joanne Martin
The American Fiddle Method Volume 1 by Brian Wicklund (no CD/DVD included)
Suzuki Violin School Volume 1 (stickers on cover)
Suzuki Violin School Volume 3 (CD included)
Suzuki Duets for Violins
Suzuki Position Etudes
Suzuki Note Reading for Violin
I Know a Fox with Dirty Socks - 77 very easy, very little songs for beginners
Ten Easy Hymns for Violin and Piano
The Music of William Ryder - 24 Easy Christmas Carols
Christmas Favorites for Strings

 

All books have some cover wear. May have some pencil notations inside

 

Prices do not include shipping. Free media mail shipping if you buy 4 books.

 

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Accessories

 

Everest Shoulder Rest, blue, 3/4-1/2 - $6
Everest Shoulder Rest, black, 3/4-1/2 - $6
Everest Shoulder Rest, blue, 1/4-1/10 - $6
Kun Collapsible, blue, 1/16 - 1/4 - $6
Kun Collapsible, red, 1/16-1/4 - $6
Tuner - $8
Tuner - $8
Bow Hold Buddies - $10
Rosin (slightly used) - $3
Rosin (slightly used) - $3
Rosin (slightly used) - $3
Note Reading Flash Cards - $4
Suzuki Review Cards - $4
Finger Maps Labels (14 Sheets) - $4
Virtuoso Wrist Brace - $5
Metronome - $8

 

Prices do not include shipping.



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