Beach Themed Wedding – My Dream Marriage

A beach wedding is an all-time favorite wedding theme of many couples, and often different from traditional weddings. A beach themed wedding is typically viewed as a relaxing and comfortable marriage celebration. However, to plan for a beach themed marriage, unlike traditional weddings that do not require too much, beach weddings are quite challenging to prepare. Included are some considerations like the weather, capacity of guests partying on the sand, amenities and more.

Couples who opt for beach weddings have different options to choose from. When it comes to planning and preparation, a plethora of choices for location, favors, decoration, menus and other wedding accessories are available. Perfect wedding supplies can be bought whether or not your wedding is simple and intimate, or even for a large formal beach ceremony. Wedding favors in particular, are known as a great medium to add overall appealing to your wedding theme. To incorporate favorites with your beach environment celebration, you must choose first favorites that also have a beach-like theme. Just like other favor options, beach themed favors also have different varieties to choose from. The important thing while choosing such favors is to narrow down themed selections until you already have the best pick among the rest.

Edible favors like chocolates, candies and cookies are not relevant enough to link with a beach wedding theme. But think outside the box, you could have chocolates, candies or cookies formed into sea creatures. Typically, these ideas are made first out of simple ingredients, then they are molded to form desired shapes and figures. You may consider chocolate shells, cookie crabs and more. Present them in a fun, small clear containers like glass boxes and even small bags with extra design of ribbons and beads.

Another beach wedding favor idea: picture frames. Choose decorative frames that have a beach-themed look. Usually, picture frames are used as party souvenirs in different occasions, and during weddings, these items are an ideal remembrance to all your guests. One cool thing about picture frames is they can be bought blank that allows your creativity to shine, or if not, you could always buy them with decorations already. Whether you've done high decoration or not, picture frames are still very practical and practical wedding favors.

Candles are also perfect for beach weddings. Candles can make very classic wedding souvenirs that add solemnity to such marriage rituals. You can choose your favorite candle favor out of different designs, styles and shapes. And to add fun, look for candles that are molded from different figures of sea creatures.

Other options you may choose are rubber slippers and sandals. These cool favor ideas are perfect while walking on the sand. Your guests may bring them home unused or might as well use it until the party is over. If you opt for a unique beach wedding guest favors, consider a personalized gift like Sand and Shell Bottle Wedding, Personalized Wedding Mint – Beach Design or 'Beaches' Tin Pail Candle with Authentic Shells Wedding …

Giving Children the Gift of Reading and Writing

Give the Gift of Reading

Before I had children, I assumed that if you read to your kids, they would grow up to be avid readers. How wrong I was! There are a number of things you can do to bestow the gift of reading on the children in your life, but you may have to be downright sneaky about it, sometimes.

1. Talk to children. Sounds simple enough, does not it? I was amazed to learn, from the teachers at my son's daycare, that many parents do not talk to their children – or certainly not as much as I talked to my son. I've never understood why people had kids if they did not want to talk to them.

2. If you are a parent, grandparent, sibling, or babysitter of an infant, put books in the crib. (Hardback books with sharp corners are best reserved for toddlers; cloth-bound books, squishy books, books with rounded corners are all fine.) Familiarity breeds interest.

3. Read. While I'm encourage you to read aloud, it does not have to be a children's storybook. Very young children are learning – dare I say "absorbing" – language skills from their surroundings. You set a good example by reading, yourself; you expose children to new vocabulary by reading aloud, regardless of what you read. My mom used to hold me in her lap and read her college psychology textbook out loud. I was being read to; she was getting her studying done. Talk about multitasking!

4. On index cards, write (using broad-tipped, colorful marks) the names of common household objects: chair, table, television, floor, ceiling, rug, sofa, etc. and tape these index cards to the objects they represent. Point to them and say the words aloud at every opportunity.

5. With older children, talk about different kinds of literature and try to discern their interests. Not all kids enjoy reading fairy tales, though it's assumed that they do, up to a certain age. It just is not true. And throw those gender-based stereotypes right out the window. A little girl may like to read about car racers and cowboys, and a little boy may like to read about fairytale princesses being rescued from fire-breathing dragons. It does not matter a bit, so long as they're reading.

Give the Gift of Writing

Children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, younger siblings, or the kid next door may appreciate a customized storybook from you!

It's easy to print out your stories and staple the pages together to make a book. Consider adding some of the following personal touches:

– A decorated cover made of heavy cardstock, using scrapbooking embellishments, photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and colorful hand-written title.

– Space at the top of each chapter or each page in which you encourage the young reader to become your "illustrator." If you are giving this as a gift, consider including a box of crayons or markers.

– Personalize the book by using the child's name for the protagonist or charming side-kick (never …

Four Steps to Satisfy All Your Cravings to Achieve Happiness and Bliss

People are trying to achieve happiness at any cost. They are willing to pay any price to make themselves happy or buy happiness for the future. If you ask a young profession slogging 18 hours day as to why he is working so hard. He is likely to describe his toil to attain happiness. Even if his immediate goal may be to make money yet his ultimate goal is happiness and the money is purely a means to attain that goal. People who crave power too believe that power would give them happiness. The people who are craving for the physical and sensual pleasure do so to achieve happiness. Yet all wealth, power and pleasure is not enough to make a person happy as his desire becomes higher and higher. Gandhi has rightly said,

There is enough wealth in this world that can satisfy every person's need. Yet the entire wealth is not enough to satisfy one person's greed.

Are We Like This Fisherman?

It is, therefore, no wonder that no one seems to be happy in this world as no one has been able to satisfy his desire. We all seem to be like the fisherman of this story.

There was a poor fisherman who used to satisfy the basic need of his family by fishing. Once he was extremely hungry as, he could not catch a fish for many days. With great effort, he caught a big fish. He was extremely happy and planned to take the fish home to feed the self and his family. However, the fish asked the fisherman to show mercy on her and spare her life. The fisherman was kind, and he put the fish back to water.

Then he saw that the fish became a Goddess. She told the fisherman, that she was a Goddess who had become fish due to a curse. The effect of the curse was to be removed only if a kind man spares her life. So she thanked the fisherman for sparing her life and making her Goddess again. She asked the fisherman to ask for a boon.

The fisherman was a simple man. He simply thought what he needs and asked the Goddess to give him a decent house, good cloths to wear and sufficient food to eat. The Goddess granted his wish and promised that anytime he needs her help, he can always come to the same place near the sea and she will appear again to grant him another boon.

The fisherman on his return to his home found that the hut had disappeared and replaced with a beautiful house. He found his wife and children dressed in beautiful cloths. There was the best of the foods to eat. His happiness knew no bounds.

Many months passed. Once he was walking in the market, when suddenly he was asked to get out of the road as the king of the State was passing from the road. He was forcefully removed from the road. From

How to Look Slimmer

No matter what their size, most women want to look slimmer. By wearing clothes that are suitable for your body shape you can look as much as 10 pounds slimmer. For those who are tired of dieting or just can not seem to lose those last few pounds choosing clothes that are right for you and suit your body type will make you look slimmer – instantly. This is how it works; we are all built with our weight distributed in different places, which makes us unique. Manufacturers are not concerned about how clothes look on the average female but how looks on models. They create fashion looks for the ideal body type. If you do not have the ideal shape and wear whatever is in style or looks great on someone else you may be hiding your assets and dressing to make yourself look bigger, out-of-proportion, or unattractive. The last thing we want to do is create a look that makes us appear larger or out-of-proportion; however, that's what we do when we are not aware of the impact of line, design, proportion and color. Line and design is much more that wearing horizontal stripes, it is how the lines in the garment are formed, the shape and proportion of garments and how they are used to create the best look and how the lines of the body interact with the lines in clothes. Also, with color, it is not simply what color looks best on you (which is very important) but how color works with the lines of a garment to determine the final look. Here are some general guidelines that will create a slimming look but is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dressing to your full potential and looking slimmer.

Tips to Look Slimmer:

1. Do not wear frills or extra material that adds bulk. Do not wear bulky sweaters, or sweatshirts.

2. Avoid shiny fabrics such as velor and satin.

3. To make your legs appear smaller wear dark hose. Do not wear patterned tights.

4. Do not wear oversized, shapeless clothing to hide bulges- they will make you appear larger instead.

5. Wear undergarments that have good support.

6. Dress in monochromatic colors without patterns. Darker colors will make you appear smaller – navy, dark green, gray or black.

7. Avoid horizontal strips. Thin vertical lines will give a slimming look.

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Choosing From A Variety Of Wedding Dress Patterns

He's "popped the question" and you're ready to hit the bridal shops for that wedding dress. But where do your start? There are so many wedding dress patterns to choose from.

Well, a good place to start is with a few of the many bridal magazines that are published today. This will give you a good idea of ​​current styles and you'll find ideas for both traditional full white wedding dresses and the huge range of fresh and fun patterns that the brand name manufacturers are offering.

One thing you will need to consider right from the outset is just what sort of wedding dress will suit you best in terms of both your personality and figure. In this latter respect you'll need to remember that any dress can look great in a magazine, on a model or even simply on the hanger, but it might not look quite so good when you put it on.

There are hundreds of ways in which designers can change the look of a basic dress pattern but, under the finished product, there are basically four main wedding dress patterns that are seen today.

The first is the "Ball Gown". This is the pattern of the traditional white wedding dress, which remains extremely popular, and consist of a fitted bodice and tight waistline leading into a full bell shaped skirt.

The second is the "Empire" gown. This has a high waistline coming right up under the chest and the dress falls away into a somewhat slimmer skirt than that seen in the ball gown. This pattern of dress is also designed to enhance the bust and can be cut in a traditional or modern style.

The third pattern is the "A-line Princess" dress. This is often described as a vertical form of dress with lines flowing down from the shoulder and is particularly popular as it flatters a wide range of different body types. Just about any bride will feel happy wearing this pattern and will appreciate the way in which it accentuates the body.

The final style is the "Sheath" dress. As its name suggests this is a very close fitting and slimming dress which will certainly not suit everyone. The sheath style of wedding dress is very much a modern style and for those that can carry it will certainly make a lasting impression on not only the groom but also the wedding guests.

These four different patterns can of course be made up into an endless variety of different finished wedding dress patterns and can come in many different colors and lengths, with or without sleeves, with high or low necklines, full backs or no backs at all and so on.

Whatever you choose the most important thing to remember is that this is your special day. So, choose a dress that suits you and your personality and that make you feel great. …

Are Women That Different To Men When It Comes To Flirting?

In my earlier articles, I discussed in vivid detail the differences between men and women. If you have not read these articles, take some time and go back to them, it would surely help you understand the vital differences between men and women before you go out on a date or think about flirting.

Men are very direct. Men say what they mean, and mean what they say. Women are the polar opposites. Women are very indirect in both their actions and words. So I have seen some men being very direct in their flirting. They go up to the women they would like to date and blurt out how beautiful she is and that he would love to have a date with her.

How do you think most women will respond to that? They will think you are not only lame, but shallow. To state that you would like to go out on a date with her the moment you walk up to her without even getting to know each other other means you probably want one thing, SEX. This is why most men fail. They treat flirting like everything else they do in life by being far too direct.

Flirting is a most natural way for a women to get what they want in life. They flirt in the workplace to get what they want, even though most never really admit to it. They also usually got what they wanted in school with the male teachers and the boys because of their flirting power.

Women like to know that they have this power to make men fall over themselves for them. Contrary to popular belief, women do not want men to like them based solely on their looks. They know of course that looks do help; however, they do want men to like or love them on many levels including their sexuality, charm, intellectual ability, personality etc.

Women love it when men flirt with them. It brings out the playfulness they seek in a man. When they know you're flirting with them, they literally imagine how sexy you could make them feel if they were in a relationship with you.

Women know that a fun and playful man will always keep the romance sexy and alive in both the bedroom and out. A man who is too serious and always cares himself like a high class business executive will usually bore the hell out of women because they can never be playful and pamper their women like women would like.

Flirting is a great tool to feel out a situation with women and find out if she's receptive to you. A big advantage of flirting for men is that a man's ego is so never on the line when they are flirting as they did not really make any direct engagements which could be either rejective or humiliating.

The main aim of using flirting to your full advantage is to make the woman you want, wanting to see …

Wedding Toasting Flutes

Wedding toasting flutes are a great way to add a touch of elegance to your wedding day. Not only are they used for your first toast as husband and wife, but they are a great keepsake. There is such a wide variety of choices and many you can find online and for a reasonable price.

Wedding toasting flutes can be made from a variety of materials. For example, you can find toasting flutes made from plastic, glass, crystal, silver, or pewter. They are also available in a variety of styles. The great thing about champagne flutes is that they come in so many styles. If you are looking to add a special touch to your wedding, I would suggest having them personalize with your names and wedding date.

If you decide that you do not want to have the traditional champagne flutes, toasting goblets are a great alternative. There are a great variety of unique wedding goblets to choose from. The Silver Plated Interlocking Heart Goblets or the Classic Styling Interlocking Heart Stem Toasting Goblets are two perfect styles. Wedding goblets are a great choice if you are considering a theme wedding.

Choosing your toasting flutes can be so much fun. So have fun making your selection. There are so many to choose from you will certainly be able to find one that fits your own personal style. Your wedding toasting flutes will say a lot about your personal style and remember you do not have to spend a fortune.…

Unique Gifts for Twin Girls

Shopping for twin girls can be fun or infuriating. Age can make a difference, of course. Finding unique gifts for twin girls that are babies is much easier than finding something unique for teenage twins.

You may want to give matching items, or you may purposefully choose non-matching gifts to focus attention on their individuality. This, too, may be dependent on age, as younger twins often want to match.

Unique Gifts for Twin Girls 1 to 3 Years Old

Baby gifts are more for the parents than the babies in many cases. Babies younger than a year of age have little concept of gifts. As they mature, they enjoy toys, and they may enjoy teasing off gift wrap, but the parents will enjoy it more.

Unique gifts for twin girls may depend on the parents' philosophy of twin-ness. If they have made it known through actions or words that they do not want identical lives for their girls, dissimilar gifts will be appreciated. Otherwise, feel free to give identical, but unique gifts.

1. Stuffed animals that are similar, but not identical make unique gifts. Give one girl a kangaroo baby in a box, the other a koala baby in a box.

2. Bootie foot puppets in two designs are a unique gift. Twin girls can mix or match the puppets, making different sets. Toddlers and older will enjoy hours of fun making the foot puppets talk.

3. Seriously educational toys are unique gifts that they can use together. Toys that develop hand-eye coordination are excellent. Some educational toys are not cheap, but one will satisfy both girls.

Unique Gifts for Twin Girls 3 to 8 Years Old

1. Two or more books from the same series. Give each twin girl a book that is her personal, unique gift. They can share, but maintain personal ownership. Character building books are a good choice, unique, and a fun, effective way to teach family values.

2. Double-sided easels make great, unique gifts for twin girls. Each side should be identical: chalkboard or white board. The twins can enjoy it separately or together, each expressing her individual feelings on her side of the easel.

3. Twin girls love jewelry and cute animals. A unique gift is a charm bracelet for each, starting with two or three different animal charms on each bracelet. The girls can add to their bracelets, or you can add on another gift-giving occasion.

Unique Gifts for Twin Girls 9 to 13 Years Old

1. Gift certificates to CafePress will be viewed as truly unique gifts for twin girls at this age. You can design the items to be purchased or not. Twins can design their own individual tee-shirts, teddy bears, or other items. If they design matching shirts that proclaim "double trouble" or something similar, the shirts will still be unique gifts, designed personally by them.

2. Again, books from the same series will be appreciated and shared, yet each will be a unique gift for one or the other …

Women in Poker

Venus Vs Mars or Adam, Eve and the pot! Let’s face it. Like the forbidden fruit, many gaming events have eluded “the Eves” for decades until they finally get to enjoy it. Women have always been considered the underdogs, may it be Football, basketball, cricket or Golf, and now poker due to the age old conditioning, societal pressures or their own ignorance. Whatever the reason be, here is a game of broken toothed, cigar chewing, pot bellied men which women could fight single handedly in the enemy’s den. No Kidding! Poker is a game which is intrinsically intuitive, manipulative, tactical and of high discipline. Somehow women just score so well in all of these sections!

Entering the casino and playing with all men at the poker table has been one of the most adventurous experiences for many women. The key is not to lose cool. There would be plenty of domination, picking and provocation; guys would just want to have fun. Yet there is the other side too of getting those not demanded favors or more importantly being underestimated. Add to it women are generally more spendthrift, would always make the best bet or get the best poker deal which makes the odds of losing less damaging. Add to that another dollop; women are born lie detectors. Bluffing wouldn’t get away very easily with these devilish angels. Now sprinkle that recipe with oodles of charm, a kind look and a mischievous laughter equals Success Story of Women in Poker.

But if no one gives a care to sex rations and the focus is just to concentrate on the game then Online Poker is an Eden. Online poker sites offers lots of interesting options to make money to its players. With complete anonymity, experienced players to test skills with, brilliant graphics, great deals and offers, BINGO! Moreover, poker as a game is a great equalizer. Whatever, whoever you are outside; at the table you are all on the same plane; are all exposed to the bare essentials: honest talent, wit cunning and good old-fashioned guts. And WOMEN sure as hell have plenty of those guts.

Making money online by playing poker is an open, level field for both men and women; we need to see more women in poker and on the poker tables soon.…

Get Lucky With Las Vegas Wedding Favors

Themed wedding favors like the Las Vegas wedding favors make winners out of everyone. That includes the hosts and the guests. Gambling and love have always made an interesting combination in the arts. A famous saying goes 'lucky in gambling, unlucky in love'. But trust us, if you've chosen the Las Vegas theme for your wedding, matching wedding favors will make winners out of everyone at the party.

Start off by dealing the royal flush to each of your guests. Magnets always last long and guests can display them on refrigerators or similar places in the house where they will be reminded of you at regular intervals. The 'Lucky in Love' card magnets come for only $ 1.5 each. A beige casino table with poker chips forms the base. But forget about winning and losing, if you want to just play on then, gift a full deck of cards. The Las Vegas wedding favor deck is beautifully made.

Maybe, you would also like to add some utility to your playing cards. In that case, chip in with $ 11.12 for each piece and your guests would walk home with 'Lucky in Love' playing card bottle stoppers. With options for personalizing these bottle stoppers, the black and white gift boxes are sure to win all hearts at your party.

And, after all that playing at love, if you want to feed your guests, go for choco favors instead. The chocolates will not melt before the guests are bowled over if you hand them Hershey's range of Las Vegas wedding favors. You can mix and match Hershey's kisses, Wedding Hershey's 1.66 oz bars and 5 oz bars. Alternately, a lot of couples pick up an assortment of chocolates and mints and make gift packs.

Speaking of making packs, it's the favorite wrappers that are very important too. Hershey's has a range of wrappers too. Maybe, the event is in warm weather. You do not want chocolate dripping all over the place. So, choose these special wrappers. When you are packing your wedding favors yourself, you can not only customize the wrappers, you can also add name tags and quotations. Matching these with your basic casino theme is no problem either.

Palette passion can include wedding favors like mint boxes, coffee mixes, wedding cocktail mixes and honey jars too. These will reflect your uniqueness when matched with the casino theme. Of the most popular cocktail mixes, the Margarita and martini are the most popular.

If none of these favors suit you, check out the wire stands with card symbols atop that serve as place card holders. Many young couples like to place these holders for guests rather than spending time giving away wedding favors. Guests are simply asked to take their place card holders home. These place cards can be used as photo frames or showpieces later. For $ 1.06, suit place card holders will be easy on any budget.

But playing cards is not the only thing you do in casinos. If …