Watching the Olympics this week has probably made most of us feel severely inadequate. Well, instead of throwing yourself a pity party because you might not stand a chance against an Olympian, you can still take the gold in your backyard. Get outside and have some fun. With these do-it-yourself backyard games, you can have a little family competition of your own.
I recently got an email from my college stating that tuition costs would be going up for the 2012-2013 academic year. So why do these costs keep going up?
More busy texting than eating? Let’s bring the picnic back, shall we? Here are some tips to consider when putting together a fun, food-filled outing:
When you stop and think about it for a minute, buying a pet conjures up a lot of questions. However, these are important questions to ask yourself when considering if a pet will fit into your home and lifestyle.
Parents have a lot of important decisions to make in regards to their kids. One of those decisions that is sometimes overlooked, although still important, is whether or not to give an allowance.
Lauren wearing her future grandmother-in-law’s dress from 52 years ago. Once you start the wedding plans, it’s hard to move forward without a dress. A wedding dress sets the whole theme for the wedding and it’s kind of a big deal. I mean this will be your most photographed and remembered clothing garment ever! No doubt shopping for wedding dresses can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from and so many places to go! But with a little advice and knowledge, even the most indecisive bride can find the wedding dress of her dreams. Before You Shop Do some research before you go shopping. Find out what kind of dresses you like and what shape of dress is most flattering for your figure. If you are like I was and you don’t have a clue what a wedding dress silhouette even is, here is a handy cheat sheet: A-Line This is a wedding dress style that flatters almost any body type. On top is typically a fitted bodice from which a skirt flares out all the way to the hem. The name for this dress comes from the “A” shape that the dress forms. Ball Gown This is the Cinderella dress. These dresses are typically paired with a fitted bodice and dramatically flare out from the hips. This is the most formal and traditional wedding dress silhouette. Empire This dress is defined by the waistline that is classically right below the bust. The skirt flows softly to the…
With so many children enjoying summer vacation throughout the nation, it’s hard for parents to keep an eye on their children’s daily activities. Here is a list of free summer programs that will educate and keep your children occupied during their summer vacation.
While I enjoyed all of the points the Apartment Therapy piece made, the one I related to the most was doing favors for the people living with you WITHOUT expecting anything in return. It’s something that probably all of us could be a bit more conscious of not only to better ourselves, but to create a happier life at home.
How do you prepare for a baby when you’re on a strict budget? How do you sort through the “needs” and the “wants” of babyhood? Here are some things you don’t need, as well as some budget alternatives.
Whether you’re entertaining friends or relaxing with your family, bonfires are a great way to wind down the lazy summer evenings. Make your backyard bonfire experiences better with these tips and treats.