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.
There are plans that can make having a smartphone quite affordable. Here are my tips for minimizing the price of your data plan, without compromising quality.
You got engaged, congratulations! Here are five things you need to do after the proposal to get your wedding planning on the right track.
Just as you’re open with your friends and family about non-money related problems, make sure you’re open with them about how you feel when you loan them money. Be diplomatic and understanding but also be firm about your stance and use creative thinking and alternative ways that the person can pay you back.
Throwing out clothes is like washing money down the drain. Here are some tips for maximizing the wear you get out of your clothing, so you can minimize the number of items you have to throw out from your closet during spring cleaning.