Wedding garters are an ancient wedding tradition that many brides and grooms love to celebrate at their wedding reception. The idea behind the wedding garter is that it is believed to be good luck to receive a piece of the wedding attire. In order not to ruin the bride’s dress they started wearing wedding garters.
In some families the wedding garters are passed down and have special sentimental value. A great way not to lose this special keepsake is to have a wedding garter set. The bride can wear two wedding garters, one to keep and one to toss to the eligible bachelors. This way she still has something to keep and cherish and the bachelors still get a piece of something to bring them good luck.
Some brides also use wedding garters as a way to incorporate the tradition of something blue into their attire. This works wonderfully for them especially if blue is not one of the colors they have chosen to display. No one will see the wedding garter and she will still be wearing the blue in keeping with tradition. There are many options to chose from for you special wedding garters. I recommend considering a matching with two garters to have one to keep and one to toss.
A few minutes each night can make a world of a difference in how you feel in the morning and how your day will go. At the end of the day take 15 minutes to do a bed time routine to reduce stress.
In this routine, quickly run through the house to pick up any loose clutter that has accumulated through out the day. Then, wipe off your counters and make sure the dish washer is loaded and going if it is full. Set out clean dish towels on the counter or where ever you use your kitchen towels. Next pick out the clothes that you will be wearing tomorrow and lay them out so you don’t have to figure out what to put on your body when you are still half asleep in the morning, this includes shoes and any accessories you might like to add. Don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth, have a drink of water and use the restroom.
Doing these few simple tasks every night before bed will help you wake up feeling less stressed. I know when I wake up and walk out to a mess I feel like I’ve already started out defeated. If everything is clean, I feel like I can get started and have a great day. I challenge you to give this a try and see the difference it makes in your life.
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.
This morning when I was getting Lady Bug ready for school I sighed as I put her hair up I the exact same style I do most every day. She never complains about her hair but she doesn’t get much of a variety in her hair styles either.
Most days her hair is put up in two half pony tails to keep her hair out of her face. I’ll braid the pony tails if we have time on occasion. I’ve also tried doing french pig tails but she doesn’t have the patience to sit still while I do that to her hair. She’s let me give her braided pig tails which are cute.
I need some easy hairstyles for little girls that I can do on her that don’t take much time at all. By that I mean I can be done in less than 5 minutes or less. Neither of us are much of morning people so we don’t have much time to get ready once we do get up in the morning. I’d love to have a few more styles I can do to her hair so it doesn’t get boring and she can be excited about her and what we do with it each day. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Wedding decorations can rank right up there with the bride’s dress when it comes to stress levels in planning a wedding. It doesn’t have to be stressful though. You can start by flipping through some wedding and bridal magazines or surfing wedding websites online to get some ideas.
A great way to determine what wedding decorations you would like to have at your wedding and reception would be to first select a theme. Once you have a wedding theme it will make choosing your decorations so much easier. In addition to a theme, choosing a color scheme can steer you in the direction of decorations you light like. Ask yourself what kind of style or look are you going for, elegant and classic, or modern and refined? No matter what your style is there is something out there that will fit into your vision.
There are wedding decorations for every budget, from caviar and diamonds high on down from there. You can even have your wedding decorations custom made. This is great for every bride because she’ll be able to have exactly what she wants. With custom designed decorations you can make sure all of your decorations match or compliment each other well if you have the same company do everything.