Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
- Set The Date Before You Start Hunting For Locations - All the good and preferable venues have pre bookings and some of them even go on for two or three years. So, before you go location hunting, decide on a date. Only then can you plan out the venue and make necessary changes to your plans on the availability of the same.
- Prepare A Budget – Your wedding reception is going to be one of the biggest expenses of your life and without budgeting, everything will fall apart. Most people have a certain budget in their heads but when they jot down estimates of everything, they find that the costs exceed their expectations. Thus, even if you think you have enough to splurge, never underestimate the power of budgeting and your ability to overspend.
- Decide On The Type Of Reception You Want – There are many things you need to decide under this point. It depends on your personality and preference, plus your budget on the kind of wedding reception you will have. Outdoor weddings bring a lot of uncertainty with them because of their dependence on the weather and other things. So, make sure you have a plan B.
- Take A Count And Make Arrangements For Seating – Never ignore this bit because it has caused many disasters at weddings. Decide on where the bride and groom would sit and you might want to ensure that friends and family of the couple get to sit with each other.
- Decide On The Food – Wedding cakes have to be preordered as well, so make sure you do that. Ensure that there is enough food for everyone. Also, there might be vegans and vegetarians in your guests, so it is important that there is a separate place on the menu for their food as well.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Let’s face it, apartment hunting absolutely stinks. Apartment hunting is fun at first but the fun quickly fades. It is hard to find exactly what you want at the price that you want. Apartments.com is a great site that can aide in your apartment search. You can find the perfect apartment for you that can in turn be the perfect home!
If you have a smart phone (iPhone, iPad, and Android), you can download the apartments.com app and search for a new place on the go. You can go on a virtual tour either online at apartments.com or by using the user friendly app.
Apartments.com is super easy to navigate. It was super easy to simply type in my zip code and all of the apartments in the area popped up. Each listing showed the price range of the apartments and the range of bedrooms and bathrooms available. That way you do not have to waste your time with apartments that are out of your budget or apartments that do not offer the amount of bedrooms or bathrooms that you would like. There are tons of pictures and floor plans to see if you like the look or design of the home. Another great feature is the little snippet of information it gives you about the apartment complex. Some examples are no application fee, close to school, work, shopping, and dining. Also, you do not have to search for the number to the apartment complex, it is readily available in bold red letters.
Be sure to follow apartments.com on Twitter (@aptscom) to receive updates about their great website!
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? There is an easy way to do that AND stay warm during the cold winter months. Biomass fuels are composed of renewable, carbon-neutral products that are extremely eco-friendly. This popular heating alternative with QuadraFire Pellet Stoves adds benefits to your home such as reducing the cost of oil, electric and propane heat.
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There are additional benefits to “going green” that involve money. There is a federal tax credit on 75 percent efficient biomass heating appliances for the entire year. The tax credit is 10 percent of up to $300 on a qualifying biomass heating appliance. Guess what? Quadra-Fire® meets that criteria!
Now a giveaway! You can win a journal sized book made from recycled materials that has a been with it from the Quadra-Fire® brand. Leave a comment telling me why you love Quadra-Fire®.
Of course, you can also follow Quadra-Fire® via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay updated on all of the latest and greatest products.
Friday, February 22, 2013
So I am pretty much obsessed with fingernail polish. I would say that my collection has gotten a smidge out of hand. It’s so fun to change up your look with color on your nails!
Nailuv Gel Nail Polish has been featured on Stylist Magazine. Nailuv offers 32 gorgeous nail gel shades that go on smooth with lasting shine. Nailuv’s shades are long-wearing and lightweight, promising a perfect, seamless nail finish each time.
Gel Nail Polish Colors is the hot new thing. I’ve yet to try it out but would love to! The great thing about gel nail polish is that you can wear it for so much longer before chipping.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The typical rose that is given for Valentine's Day is gorgeous. However, roses are far from my favorite flower. Here's a personal tidbit of information: My all time favorite flower is the star gazer lily. Tulips are a close runner up. I love how cut tulips come in so many fun and vibrant colors. It doesn't matter what season you are decorating for, tulips can be found in just the perfect color to help in your decorating. I tend to think about Easter when I think about tulips and then I start thinking about all of the fun projects that can be made with tulips.
You've also still got a little time to create a fun Valentine's center piece with beautiful tulips. Here is just one simple idea to whip up:
You could also use red hots, or any other Valentine candy. Now, imagine creating a similar center piece for Easter that has the little peep bunnies instead of hearts. Or Cadburry eggs. Oh wait, I think I would eat them all first.
So now that you have all of these ideas swimming around in your brain, you may be asking yourself, where do I even find tulips? Tulips can be found at grocery stores, garden centers, and flower shops. Grocery shopping is part of my weekly routine. It would be so simple to just add some pretty tulips to the cart to freshen up my house and bring in some color! Who says flowers have to come from a guy? Treat yourself!
For TONS of tulip ideas visit and follow the tulip Pinterest page. If you are a tulip novice, there are ideas on their page to help you learn how to plant and grow your own. You will also find ideas for styling tulips for every season and different rooms.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Have you been considering reducing your carbon footprint lately? Harman Pellet Stoves are a great addition to your home to save on the electric bill during the winter months. I don't know about you, but we keep our house on 65 or so. That's cold! We walk around with sweatshirts and pants on and are usually wrapped up in blankets while watching TV. It's not cheap to run the heat! Using a pellet stove costs 47% less than electric. That is a pretty good looking popular heating alternative.
These stoves come in a variety of sizes and styles. They are easily installed and wood, pellet, or coal can be used inside of them. Now, these things are the cheapest. You've got to think about long term savings. The good news is that you can get a 10% tax credit if you purchase one this year!
You can follow Harman on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to receive updates about their cool new stuff.
If you are interested in learning more, Harman is giving away a notebook with a pen to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment telling me why you like Harman. The winner will be selected February 28th.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I love, love, love avocados! It wasn't to long ago that I wouldn't touch the things. I finally started to like them and eat them regularly when I tried sushi for the first time. Now I add avocado to salads or whip up some guacamole. Avocados from Mexico are the perfect way to add flavor to any meal to make it that much more delicious.
You can head to the Share the Avocado Love Facebook app and download different wallpapers and send gifts to friends. I downloaded this wallpaper and used it as a background on my desktop. It didn't do anything but make me hungry though!
I also got the opportunity to order something from the Avocados from Mexico Cafe Press store! Since I have all of one coffee cup in my cabinets, I thought this would be the perfect time to add one more. This is the one I ordered.
I can't wait to drink some coffee or tea from it! Maybe I'll drink it while eating some avocado :)
There is an #iloveavocados Twitter party happening on February the 7th between 3:00 and 4:00 pm EST. Just follow @guacgrl or hashtag #iloveavocados to be a part of the fun!