November 21, 2011

A Road Improvement Project

Yellow big things that I saw on one road improvement project.


November 18, 2011

Organic Jewelry

Have you ever heard about organic jewelry? If gold and silver jewelry is too expensive for you, probably organic jewelry can offer the same beautification for a much cheaper price. Organic jewelry begun from the Native Americans by using connecting simple seashells together. Nowadays, organic jewelry has progressed into a major role in the fashion industry. The most popular type of organic jewelry today would be in the form of pearls. Pearls first used for jewelry by the Native Americans that first inhabited the land. Thousands of years later, they are now considered a must-have fashion accessory.

If you don’t like pearls, there are many other forms of organic jewelry such as bamboo and hardwood. There are many yellow, tan, green, brown, and even purple bamboo; it’s providing a great fashion accessory. Bamboo regular used for organic jewelry is earrings. Although they are quite simple to maintain, the user has to re oil the earring once in a while for easy insertion. The greatest part is that bamboo earrings only charge around fifteen dollars.

A more pricey option to bamboo is actual hardwood. Wood plugs are generally hand crafted and each item is unique. Plugs work finest on dry areas of the body like ears and might cause an allergic effect.

Like bamboo, hardwood jewelry has to be re oiled from time to time. Common oils used are olive oil, peanut oil, and jojoba oil. If you're attracted to wood plugs, they come in lots of diverse figures: Saddle shaped, cylinder shaped, flared, nail shaped, taper shaped, and spike shaped.

Those are just a few models of modern organic jewelry. There are many other types of organic jewelry including bones, horns, stone, and amber. While every kind of organic jewelry is dissimilar, they all supply as a great substitute to expensive silver and gold jewelry.

November 14, 2011

A Swing

I saw this swing at a restaurant. It looks comfortable for your toddler!


November 07, 2011

Claiming the Ring: Break Up Etiquette

A break up is a horrible experience for all parties. The person who has been broken up with is heart broken, and left wondering if they should have seen it coming or what they could have done to fix things. The person who did the breaking up is left wondering if they made the right decision, if they will regret it and feeling guilty and sad for hurting someone that on some level they really do care for.

What makes a break up even harder is if you have made a commitment or taken the next step in your relationship and become engaged. Not only does it increase the guilt, sadness, heart break and leave you with a diamond ring momento, it also adds a whole list of unwritten rules and etiquette to the situation that draw it out and make it harder. So what are the rules?

The rules will differ depending on the two people in the relationship and how they broke up. If it was amicable and both parties are sad but know it’s the right decision, most things will be easy to work out and decisions and action can be undertaken together. If one party is in the wrong, or has been left very heart broken, having planned their life, thought about kids, maternity wear, buying a home, the finalisation of the relationship will generally be undertaken by the offending party. Here’s a few insights to help you out:

1.Your family
You have to tell them – whether you’re the broken up with, or the heart breaker, you need to let the people closest to you know that the wedding is off. In terms of permitting your ex to contact your family or vice versa, that is up to you. If your family were close with him or her, they can send some condolences, but they also need to be aware they should be supporting their own also, and presenting a united front behind you.
2.Her family
As your ex and not his or her fiancé, you have no rights to his or her family. You should not contact anyone in the family for any trivial matter. You should contact them only to amicably determine how to unravel the wedding and also possibly to politely and briefly check in on your ex to see how he or she is doing.
3.The ring… and other things
The ring is a tough one, and many people have different opinions. Consensus generally is that she should give it back once the engagement is over, however some men feel it was a gift, given in good faith at the time and gifts should not be returned regardless of circumstance. On the other hand, if she was cheated on, many women will tell her not to give it back because he doesn’t deserve it!
4.The apologies
Letting potential guests of the impending wedding know that it is no longer happening is also important. This can be a job undertaken by both parties – each contacting their own sides subtly. Or if one party is heart broken, the other party may take over this role to save further heart break and embarrassment.
Unless you have great and generous in laws, the cost of the cancelled wedding should be shared by both sides – or whoever was in the wrong!

November 05, 2011

Choosing Your Wedding Songs

Compiling a list of songs for your wedding can be extremely difficult. If you’re anything like me, you want them to be timeless classics but more often than not these are the types of songs that you don’t listen to everyday so it can be hard to remember them all.

For my wedding I want the songs that take me on a journey back to my most precious memories. Back to those Sunday mornings as a child when my dad use to rock out to Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan and back to those lazy summer days with my significant other. I want the songs to represent who we are and where we have come is just so good at communicating that. And as a commemorative token of the big day, I am going to put all of the songs into a booklet printing, complete with a cute personal business card to give to our guests.

You also want the music you choose to resonate with your guests and at that pivotal moment get them out of their seats and onto the dance floor. So, here’s some of the songs I have chosen for my upcoming wedding – I hope it helps you to compile your own list.

1. ‘Let’s get it on’ – Marvin Gaye
2. ‘Wonderful tonight’ – Eric Clapton
3. ‘This will be (an everlasting love’) – Natalie Cole
4. ‘More than words’ – Extreme
5. ‘Building a Mystery’ – Sarah McLachlan
6. ‘You’re the first, the last, my everything’ – Barry White
7. ‘I’ll be there’ – The Jackson 5
8. ‘Here comes the sun’ – The Beatles
9. ‘Endless love’ - Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie
10. ‘Secret Garden’ – Bruce Springsteen
11. ‘Amazing’ – Alex Lloyd
12. ‘Best of my love’ – The Emotions
13. ‘Tiny dancer’ – Elton John
14. ‘Just the way you are’ – Billy Joel
15. ‘Piano man’ – Billy Joel
16. ‘The first time ever I saw your face’ – Roberta Flack
17. ‘You are the sunshine of my life’ – Stevie Wonder
18. ‘You are so beautiful’ – Joe Cocker
19. ‘Words of love’ – The Beatles
20. ‘This old love’ – Lior
21. ‘Weather with you’ – Crowded House
22. ‘Like a rolling stone’ – Bob Dylan
23. ‘Light my fire’ – The Doors
24. ‘Hello I love you’ – The Doors
25. ‘Love her madly’ – The Doors
26. ‘Have I told you lately that I love you’ – Van Morrison
27. ‘Days like these’ – Van Morrrison
28. ‘Crazy love’ – Bob Dylan and Van Morrison
29. ‘Hold me, thrill me, kiss me’ – Gloria Estefan
30. ‘It’s a beautiful day’ – U2
31. ‘Every breath you take’ – The Police
32. ‘In the name of love’ – U2
33. ‘I need a dollar’ – Aloe Blacc
34. ‘In the summertime’ – Mungo Jerry
35. ‘When you’re smiling’ – Louis Armstrong
36. ‘What a wonderful world’ – Louis Armstrong
37.‘Non je ne regrette rien Olympia’ -
Isabelle Boulay
37. ‘One love’ – Bob Marley
38. ‘L-O-V-E’ – Frank Sinatra
39. ‘Fly me to the moon’ – Frank Sinatra
40. ‘Red red wine’ –UB40
41. ‘On my mind’ – Donovan Frankenreiter
42. ‘Rodeo clowns’ – Donovan Frankenreiter, Jack Johnson, G Love
43. ‘Better together’ – Jack Johnson
44. ‘Let it be’ – Paul McCartney
45. ‘You shook me all night long’ – ACDC
46. ‘Sweet child of mine’ – Guns and Roses
47. ‘Heard it through the grapevine’ – Credence
48. ‘Proud mary’ – Credence
49. ‘How sweet it is to be loved by you’ – Marvin Gaye
50. ‘Baby love’ – The Supremes
51. ‘Ain’t no sunshine’ – Bill Withers
52. ‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis
53. ‘Hard knock life’ – Jay Z
54. ‘Doo-Woop’ – Lauren Hill
55. ‘On and on’ – Erykah Badu

November 03, 2011

Wearing Jewelry Tips

Ladies, if you want to wear some ‘crazy’ jewelry, you should always remember to choose a plain and boring shirt. No need to wear lots of jewelry if you wear a shirt that has much on with it, such as a floral design, full printing, or something like that.

Let’s say that you put on a really busy shirt, then you should wear less jewelry. You can wear earrings in your ears, a small charm necklace, and simple bracelets. No need to use anything huge as it will only distract people’s attention away from your beautiful shirt. Moreover, you’ll look nasty and unattractive.

If you want to wear big and busy jewelry items, you should only wear a very simple shirt. Your jewelry will be so noticeable and everyone will watch your jewelry!

The similar thing happens when you’re wearing a dress or a skirt. The busier your dress or skirt, the less detailed jewelry you crave to put on.