Tag Archive for "wedding hairstyles" - The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. photo/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess One of my all time favorite hairstyles for a wedding or for red carpet is the most super simple chic chignon (say that 3 times fast!). In this tutorial we show future brides and bridesmaids alike how to keep their hair out of the way while maintaining a timeless, classic look for any event. This is one of those updos that really allows you to focus on the dress, accessories and overall beauty instead of being a major focal point. Let’s get started! Start with all of your hair in a ponytail. A fuller bun + a tighter bun can both look great for different reasons. If you’re looking for accessories similar the one in the top image for your wedding, here are a few of my current favorites: And you can always use fresh flowers, silk flowers or an embellished appliqué from the fabric store.
life in general: let's go on a date: july the date envelope contents $15 Blockbuster gift card, 2 Do You Know Your Husband/Wife Quiz books cost $27 the plan It's a slumber party for two! the date night July was a busy month. Just goes to show that sometimes your best laid plans go awry. We tried again a few weeks later. There was so much to do -- 2 movies, quizzes, discussion, treats . . . . The quiz books . . . so. much. fun. the scrapbook layout no photos this month. next month drive, chip, putt To see each of our monthly dates from 2011, click here. Books that will induce a mindfuck Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author. Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list. And finally, although he's way down at the bottom, my personal recommendation is definitely Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, as it turns the ultimate mindfuck: inverting the world-view of our entire culture, and it is non-fiction.
Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream For the past three weeks I’ve been craving a yellow butter cake with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream frosting. This post obviously isn’t about that cake. It’s about these Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting that I nearly had to wipe the drool off of my keyboard from when I came across the recipe. A chewy, dense, bright red (and in my opinion, all red velvet should be) brownie topped with a fluffy white chocolate buttercream frosting that actually tastes like the white chocolate I fell in love with as a child. These are the type of brownies that will make your old Aunt Rhonda kick herself for not thinking to bring to the church picnic before her old rival, Harriett, did just that. I’ve only made one other red velvet recipe in my lifetime and I had forgotten about the destructive power of red food coloring so be prepared to go slowly when it comes time to add it in. Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients For the brownies: Instructions
Marriage Gems Guest post by Heather Green Spending quality time together is essential the success of a marriage. Most experts recommend that couples make time for a date night at least once a week. “Date night” can be anything you want it to be — except time to run errands, clean the house, or spend with other friends and family. Those things are all important, as well, but a date night should focus on giving the couple some time alone together to bond and to help maintain the romantic spark. Go to a Drive-In MovieRelieve some of the nostalgia of your youth by going to a classic drive-in movie theater. Sing Karaoke TogetherYou don’t have to be a good singer to enjoy karaoke. Make a MealEating out at a fancy restaurant can be very romantic and relaxing, but trying out new recipes and exotic cuisine in your own kitchen can also be fun. Hit the ClubDancing the night away isn’t just for singles. Get CraftyRemember that famous scene in Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore at the pottery wheel?
10 simple habits to improve self-esteem | HavingTime Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbreak on. – Maxwell Maltz There are tons of articles out there claiming capability to change your life for the better, but the truth is that it’s completely up to you. Or not. Let me paraphrase that. In order to change anything in your life you need to look up for your old limiting habits first. Yes, that’s right. 1. If you decided to go and try bungee jumping then go and do it as fast as you can before the voice of the second thought tells you what you can or cannot do. A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. 2. Make it a habit! Live as if you were to die tomorrow. 3. If you are not sure about a subject – just ask for an explanation. Waiting is painful. 4. Ever wanted to try street dance, step, bikram yoga or any other fun active stuff? Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. – John F. 5. 6. 7.
The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living May 6, 2011 | 42 Comments » | Topics: Life, List At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama apparently issued eighteen rules for living. Since word travels slowly in the digital age these have only just reached me. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. via OwenKelly Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories
20 Active Date Ideas Slideshow 20 Active Date Ideas By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer When most of us think of date night, we usually imagine dinner and a movie. While that can be relaxing, it's not exactly the healthiest way to spend time with someone you love (or the best way to get to know someone you recently met). Instead of your usual dinner and a movie, switch things up! Calories burned estimates based on a 150-pound woman. Volunteer Why not spend your date night giving back to your community? Calories burned: Depending on the volunteer experience, you'll torch between 200 and 400 calories in an hour. Go Dancing It doesn't matter if you turn up the tunes at home or hit a local dance club to get your groove on. Calories burned: Depending on what type of dancing you're doing, you can burn about 200 to 300 calories an hour. Play a Sport Hone in on your competitive side and challenge your date to a round of golf (even the miniature kind counts), or hit the volleyball or basketball court. Go Bowling