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Wedding Favors For Every Style and Budget

Wedding favors are little tokens of appreciation that you send home with your guests as a thank you for supporting you in your new marriage. Wedding favors can be personalized, functional, affordable, and even consumable. The favors you chose can enhance your wedding theme and style and give everyone a lasting memory of what fun they had at your wedding.

I personally enjoy practical wedding favors. It’s nice when some one gives me something that I will be able to use over and over again. I would try to select something that would work for both men and women so no one feels left out. Or, I bet you could go with two different favor options, one for all of the men and then a different selection for the woman. Maybe you could get the men a nice key ring and the woman a fancy candle.

Favors don’t have to cost a lot of money. You can get little favor bags or boxes and fill them with your favorite tasty treat and place a personalized sticker on it and you have an easy and inexpensive wedding favor. It’s good to note that usually when you buy more of something you can probably get it for a smaller price per unit. This is especially helpful when you have a large number of guests and you want to offer something to everyone.

The Importance of Wedding Invitations

My best friend Heather came over after work today to tell me something very exciting. She is getting married and wants me to be her maid of honor. I was thrilled and immediately said that we needed to start planning. I have always wanted to plan a wedding and now I have my chance. She told me that I could help her with anything and everything.

I’m starting with wedding invitations. Wedding invitations need to be sent out in a timely manner. This allows you to make accommodations for all of your guests. Wedding invitations usually include an RSVP card to inform the bride and groom who will be attending. Some RSVP cards even ask the names of the attendees, what meal option they are choosing and if they have any diet or allergy restrictions.

The wording of the invitation is all dependent upon they style of wedding and who is hosting the wedding. Look up wedding invitation wording etiquette to make sure you don’t make a mistake. Answer a few simple questions about who is hosting the wedding, where, when, how and you are good to go.

Finally, remember that the invitation you chose is usually the first impression your guests will have about the theme of your wedding. Make sure it relates to the vision you have for you wedding. It wouldn’t make sense to send out a beach wedding invitation to and indoor winter wedding. Your invitation can enhance the theme and help bring it to life so choose wisely.

A Perfect Evening Outdoors

My next door neighbor invited Lady Bug and I over for dinner tonight. We sat out back in her Adirondack chairs as we watched her husband get the barbecue ready to grill the steaks, and the girls played in the yard. I couldn’t help but admire the lovely bird feeders she has hanging from the patio. They were made especially for hummingbirds. She had two hanging from opposite sides of the patio. It made me think that I would really like to have a few things like this in our back yard. I know Lady Bug would love to watch as humming birds drifted in to our home and then away again.

Once dinner was ready we all sat at the picnic tables she has in her back yard. She has a really cute plastic table for the kids and a metal and wood version for the adults. The tables had pink plastic table cloths taped down protecting them. Everyone found a spot to sit at the appropriate tables and we began to eat.

After dinner, we all walked down to the park. Our kids played on the playground and we relaxed on the park benches. It was a great way for them to burn off their last bit of energy for the day. We enjoyed listening to them laugh and play for awhile and then headed home. On the way back we stopped and picked some flowers in our garden to give to the neighbors as a thank you for such a wonderful night. It really was a perfect evening.

Gift Baskets for Grandparents

When it comes to gift giving and long distances it’s always important to make sure things will arrive on time. I like to give gifts for Easter to friends and family that don’t live near me. I usually send items via the post office. This time of year the line is not nearly as bad as it would be if I needed delivery before Christmas in December.

My grandparents are very special to me and I always remember to send them something. This year I’m sending them a homemade gift basket that Lady Bug and I put together. She drew a couple of pictures for both of them to hang on their refrigerator. She also painted a cute little plastic light catcher for a window. I’ve added a jar of my grandmother’s favorite blackberry jam and some of my grandfather’s favorite salami. It doesn’t sound like much but with the inclusion of a family picture of Lady Bug and I the basket is complete.

My grandparents are happy with nothing at all. I just like to send them a little something to let them know we are thinking about them.

Limitations On Electronic Devices for Children

Do you let your children play with electronic devices? Does your child have his or her own personal IPad, IPhone, IPod, Kindle Fire, Nook, or similar device that can connect to the internet? If so, I’m curious to know about the boundaries and rules you have put in to place regarding it’s use.

How closely do you monitor what your children are doing on these electronic devices? Do you sit with them and participate in the activity or do they get to have free time alone to use it all by themselves? Have you placed time restrictions on when the devices can and can not be used? Is there a time limit when the kids do get to use it? Do you use it as a reward or privilege or just something they can use whenever?

My daughter can use my IPad to play on the applications I have downloaded for her as long as her chores are done and she has made good choices during the day. I do limit the amount of time she is on the IPad but it depends on what she is doing. I let her play on the learning apps for almost as long as she wants as long as they are the educational apps and not something like baking cupcakes or dressing up a doll. I want her to view learning as fun and there are many applications that help me accomplish just that.