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13 May

My Lifesaver

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

My Rope Hammock is a lifesaver.

I was having a lot of trouble sleeping on a regular mattress. My hips hurt and if they didn’t hurt it was my back. I tried applying heat and ice. I alternated between the two and added painkillers and muscle relaxants. Nothing seemed to relieve the pain and tension.

Then I saw a magazine article that had nothing to do with back pain where it mentioned casually that the best sleep you could have was in a hammock.

I thought that was quite unlikely with your body folded up hanging in mid-air. It sounded nuts to me but I did look into it.

I asked a few people and soon discovered a lot of people I know have used hammocks with a great deal of success.
So I got myself a Rope Hammock, which comes with wooden spreader bars to keep the bed open and somewhat flat.

I strung it up in my yard using a tree and a fencepost about 15-feet apart and climbed in.
Once I got used to the rocking motion I started to find it soothing. My fear of being folding in half was unfounded and I ended up falling asleep in my new hammock.

By the time I woke up I felt totally relaxed and forgot all about my back and hip until someone mentioned I hadn’t rubbed my back during the time we were together.

The Rope Hammock changed my sleeping habits and took away my aches and pains in just a few days.

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13 May

Tips For Buying A Mens Wedding Ring

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

Are you trying to find a wedding ring that will last the test of time? Mens Rings Online is an Australian website that offers a variety of modern metals wedding rings with loads of designs to choose from. Not only are their rings suitable for day to day wear, even if you have a very hands on job, they are elegant and affordable. Every ring that this family owned and run business offers comes with a lifetime warranty for every couples peace of mind. This is not something a lot of Companies offer and it is just one of the reasons these guys are Australia’s number one online modern metals mens ring stores.

Their team have amazing customer reviews and offer great customer support from your questions and concerns through to their flexible exchange and return policies. When you visit their safe and easy to use website you will instantly know you have found the right place to buy your ring online. They have a lot of information to help you determine the correct size mens ring as well as what metal is the perfect choice for your lifestyle. One of the extra’s that we loved was their Facebook page where you can see many couples showing off their mens wedding ring, see the fit before you even buy. However, because of the flexible exchange policy you have the option to buy a design and if you are not happy with the look or the fit, at least you can exchange it. Be sure to contact them, their experts can help guide you to a more suitable design based on the information you provide them.

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13 May

Justifying A Fancy Masquerade Mask

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

Justifying A Fancy Masquerade MaskI love masquerade balls. I love the dressing up, as well as the cheeky fun you can have when everyone is wearing a mask. My problem is, if I’m going to get all dolled up, I want to be wearing a stunning mask. Not a cheap cardboard thing, but a fully handmade carnivale inspired venetian mask! The problem is of course, that these masks can cost an awful lot of money. The way I have found to justify it is by turning my venetian into a home decoration while it’s not being used. If you mount a proper venetian mask on a wall or on a stand (that can sit on a side cabinet), they truly make for a stunning conversation piece. So next time you need some justification, just think, you can get to problems solved in one!

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13 May

Finding Your First Fascinator

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

A lot of girls dream about the day they’ll first be able to dress up, put on makeup, and make themselves feel like a princess. These days, girls are far more likely to wear a fascinator than a tiara to an event, so it can be just as exciting looking for that first piece to start your fascinator collection. You have to be careful however, and use a bit of commonsense before rushing out to buy the first fascinator that grabs your attention. Firstly, think about future events. Just because you’re wearing a pink dress for your upcoming event, doesn’t mean that buying a pink fascinator is your best choice. Look in your wardrobe first, and buy a fascinator in a colour that would best suit your entire wardrobe, so that you can easily use it again for future events.

Finally, don’t buy a fascinator that is big and has intricate detailing. Big may look beautiful online or in a store, but they are difficult to store, and difficult to wear on even a slightly windy day. Keep these tips in mind, and have fun starting your collection!

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13 May

Bow Ties For The Cool Crowd

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

Men no longer only wear bow ties to formal events. They can be seen wearing bow ties to semi-formal events, the office and to casual parties. Bow ties can quite easily be matched with additional accessories and with the correct outfit can be quite eye-catching.

There are two main shapes of bow tie available – the bat wing and the butterfly. The bat wing has a more rectangular appearance with narrowed ends. The butterfly shape has the appearance of an hourglass lying on its side.

Types of Bow Ties
You can choose from three types of bow ties.
The pre-tied bow ties are available already knotted and normally have a fabric band attached. This band can either be wrapped around the collar or hooked at the back of the collar.

Clip-on bow ties have no additional ties or wrapping. It comes with metal clips that you simply attach to the two sides of the shirt collar.

Self-tie bow ties are also known as freestyle bow ties. These are made of fabric and you have to tie it manually. This is the traditional bow tie suitable for both males and females.

Bow Tie Characteristics
Bow ties are normally made of silk and polyester and come in a range of widths. Bow ties are available in various sizes and if you do not opt for the clip-on or pre-tied versions, you will need to know the exact size you require.
Bow ties are normally worn to formal events, but it is not necessarily the only time to wear it. The popularity of the bow tie has increased since it can be worn with style to less formal occasions.”

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13 May

How to find a tie that will last long

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

How to find a tie that will last longAlthough many Aussies will probably be looking for mens ties at a bargain price, sometimes the best buying decision is to buy the more expensive types of ties. Yes the amount you shell out could be a tad more than what you normally spend on clothing but if you buy a quality tie it will probably last longer than the run of the mill cheap ties out there. You may also notice that cheap ties could be just plain ugly and definitely an eyesore (even if you wear it with a pretty good business suit).

Silk ties are not just valued for their feel and their sheen but also because silk is one of those fabrics that drape beautifully. A silk tie is truly an investment provided you buy one in the right color for your hair and skin color and even one that matches your eye color. You may want to buy or rent a suit that will go well with your preferred silk tie as well.

The stitching for your tie is equally important if you want your tie to last longer. This is partly why the more costly ties are more highly prized – the people who make such ties are devoted to making each element of this accessory of perfect quality. So if you look at it from that perspective you can see that the most durable ties may cost more but they will definitely be more valued, even if you want to pass them on to the next Aussie generation in your family.

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13 May

July Birth Flowers for New Parents

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

July Birth Flowers for New ParentsDo you know someone who is expecting a new baby in July? A great gift for the new mom is birth month flowers. Every month has flowers assigned to it just like birthstones are assigned. July’s birth flower is the larkspur.

Larkspur makes a great flower arrangement to give as a new baby gift because they are colorful, tall and smell wonderful. Larkspur is available in many different colors, but the most common colors are pink, white and purple.

Each color symbolizes a different character trait, but with a baby you don’t really know what their character is going to be. If you are giving birth flowers as a new baby gift as congratulations, it is probably more important to select a color of larkspur that relates the new baby’s sex. The best bet would be pink or white for a baby girl. For a boy, I would suggest purple or white.

If you want to make the arrangement more interesting you could add a note about the meaning behind the birth flowers. Or you could have an arrangement made with the mother and father’s birth flowers added to the larkspur arrangement. If you are afraid the arrangement will be too cumbersome for the new parents to bring home from the hospital, just wait a couple of days until they have settled at home. Then you can deliver it yourself (to give yourself a chance to hold that new bundle of joy) or have it professionally delivered.

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13 May

Finding Your First Fascinator

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

A lot of girls dream about the day they’ll first be able to dress up, put on makeup, and make themselves feel like a princess. These days, girls are far more likely to wear a fascinator than a tiara to an event, so it can be just as exciting looking for that first piece to start your fascinator collection. You have to be careful however, and use a bit of commonsense before rushing out to buy the first fascinator that grabs your attention. Firstly, think about future events. Just because you’re wearing a pink dress for your upcoming event, doesn’t mean that buying a pink fascinator is your best choice. Look in your wardrobe first, and buy a fascinator in a colour that would best suit your entire wardrobe, so that you can easily use it again for future events.

Finally, don’t buy a fascinator that is big and has intricate detailing. Big may look beautiful online or in a store, but they are difficult to store, and difficult to wear on even a slightly windy day. Keep these tips in mind, and have fun starting your collection!

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13 May

Tungsten or Titanium

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

Tungsten or TitaniumThe popularity of these two metals in jewelry design has grown by leaps and bounds. One of the reasons they have both become so popular is because they are so affordable. The also have other properties that make them worth considering even if money is not object.

Most people know that these metals are both available in darker metals like dark gray and even black. The darker metals are much more popular with the younger population; this is exactly why they have gotten more popular. But there are even more benefits to both kinds of metal.

Titanium’s benefits include its weight, durability, hypoallergenic properties, and scratch resistant properties. Titanium is a metal with very lightweight properties. It can be nice for someone who likes to feel like they aren’t even wearing a ring. Titanium also is crack resistant. This can be a great quality for a ring if the person wearing it has to use their hands a lot at work, such as a factory worker. The hypoallergenic properties of titanium make it a good choice for people with skin allergies. Titanium is also very scratch resistant. This is another property that is important if the person wearing uses their hands at work.

Tungsten’s benefits include its weight, durability and scratch resistance. Tungsten is a heavy metal. It can be nice for someone who likes the feeling of wearing a ring. Some people feel like they have to constantly check if they are wearing a ring. With a heavier ring, this makes the ring less forgettable. Tungsten is a great metal for durability. It can withstand all of harsh wearing. Tungsten is one of the best metals when it comes to scratch resistance. It is much better than titanium in that respect.

Ref: http://www.titaniumvstungsten.com

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13 May

Treadmill

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

My best friend and I have become treadmill junkies. We go to the gym everyday after we drop our kids off at school. It is a bit of friendly competition between us. It is a healthy rivalry where we push each other to do better. It really has been a godsend for both of us. No more holiday pounds for us.

Although we have managed to get our bodies into really great shape, we both have stretch marks. Hers are not as pronounced as mine are. Luckily both of us have the majority of them on our stomachs, which are almost always hidden by our clothes. But of course our spirit of competition carries on to other parts of our lives.
We decided to seek out the best stretch mark removal cream. We took before photos of each others stretch marks and we are both now using different creams to see who gets the best results. We figure we will both win because the one who discovers the better cream will just get her stretch marks removed first.

Our competition is now growing among some of the other moms at the gym. When they overheard us talking about our stretch mark removal challenge a couple of other moms asked to join in. We appointed one mom (who isn’t participating) to make sure no one is using the same cream and she photographed all of the contestants. She will also be making the final judgment as to the winner. The prize is being stretch mark free (or at least we hope).”

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13 May

The Popularisation of the Burlesque Costume

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

The Popularisation of the Burlesque CostumeBurlesque outfits are becoming a mainstream fashion trend as celebrities like Lady GaGa and Christina Aguilera are seen trying this sexy and exciting line of clothing. Everyone knows that corsets are an easy way to accentuate your curves and get the burlesque look, but what about when it comes to your bottom half?

Bustle skirts are the perfect companions to corsets in the burlesque world and there is a huge variety available. Burlesque bustle skirts usually come in black and red but there’s no reason why you have to stick to those colors. Most are layered and have frilled edges to add a sexier look. Sequins also work a treat but try not to overdo it or you might end up looking like a ballerina dipped in glitter, unless that’s the look you’re going for.

If the bustle skirt is a little too revealing for you, another great option is the wiggle dress. Aptly names since you have to wiggle into it, the wiggle dress is extremely figure hugging, so every curve you have will be on display for all to see. Yet it still commands an air of modesty since it’s a fashion style that harks back to the late 1930s.

When people think go burlesque they think of scantily clad ladies, but it’s so much more than that. You are free to experiment and create your own unique style of burlesque that works for you. Mix old and new, sexy and elegant, classy and traditional, the choices are endless!

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13 May

Buying Onesies For Adults

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

Buying Onesies For AdultsOnesies for adults have gained so much popularity that more stores now carry stock of these items. To ensure that you obtain the best price and have a wider choice, you can do an online search.

Before you buy adult onesies, you should determine the use you are going to put it to. If you intend wearing it to a fancy dress party, you may need to obtain a special version of the onesie. You can obtain animal prints and designs, as well as superhero onesies for adults.

If your intention is to use it for home use and pyjamas, you can opt for a plain colour and design. The only factors you have to consider would be the sizing, the fabric and whether you want the added feet or not.

Sizing is extremely important as not everyone has the same leg and torso length. For those who are overweight, sizing has to be taken into account as you do not want it to be tight fitting over certain parts of your body.

The material is important as you need to purchase specific material types for the different seasons. If you are in a warmer climatic region, you should opt for cotton. If you are in a colder region, you should consider obtaining jersey, fleece or flannel.

You should check on the washing instructions before you purchase onesies. Most of the onesies for adults can be machine washed, but some of the fancy dress items may require special laundering.

If your intention is to purchase online, you will have a wide selection, but you should check on shipping costs and the returns policies related to your online stores.”

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13 May

Trying To Choose A Bridesmaids Dress?

Posted in Uncategorized on 13.05.14 by Merlyn

Trying to choose bridesmaids dresses can often end in disaster. It may sound easy enough, but there are so many choices available that it can often be too much for a bride-to-be.

Remember a few key points however, and you can find the perfect dress for your wedding without too much trouble.

The biggest factor when it comes to choosing bridesmaids dresses is the time and location of your wedding ceremony. If your wedding is taking place anytime after September, then it’s best to choose colors that compliment the season. Burgundy and different shades of red and brown will work a treat.

If however, your big day is taking place during summer, then light airy colors like yellow will work well. This may seem like very basic advice, but you’d be surprised at how many people get this wrong.

Once you’ve got your colors figured out, the next thing you need to worry about is style. This really depends on the location of your wedding. If it’s going to be a very grand affair, something that’s going to take place in a large church for example, then having your bridesmaids kitted out in layered, frilly dresses is perfectly acceptable.

If your wedding is taking place in a much more casual setting, like a beach for example, then go for something with as little impact as possible. A straight cut silk dress would be perfect for this kind of situation.

Remember it’s the little details that help make or break a dress too, so don’t forget these either.

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