Guitars and Strings

I have a nephew who is so into the rockers and bands stage right now. He is currently the lead guitarist of the band he and his friends formed. And he is slowly completing his guitar accessories’ collection. He is even looking into the abelton so he can get a guitar extension cabinet. One thing is for sure – I know what he will be getting from me this Christmas!

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Setting Up a Sound Room

I have a nephew who is very gifted in music. At age 5, he learned how to play the piano and the drums and from then on learned more – guitar, accordion, etc. Then when he turned 13 he became serious in composing his own music. Now that he enrolled in a music college, he wants to have his own sound or music room and our family is helping him make his dream come true. It is quite expensive, so he is working part-time to get all the technical equipment. We are going to give him midi keyboard – it’s all we can afford!

All of his musical equipment were from Musician’s Friend – Free Shipping!

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How To Dress Appropriately for a Wedding

Every time I receive wedding invitations, I always feel excited because it is the time when I can meet up with friends and relatives that I haven’t seen in a long time, party with them and at the same time, it is a perfect venue for me to dress up for the occasion.

Gone are the days when weddings only occur in the morning as more and more couples now prefer evening weddings as this will give them a chance to party with their guests after the wedding ceremony. Evening weddings are also more formal and it adds a romantic touch to the event.

Even the venues for weddings have evolved, as it is no longer confine in a hotel ballroom or restaurants as couples are exploring new options. Remember the movie Sex and the City where Carrie chose a city library to be the venue for their wedding reception. Some couples even opted to have a less formal beach wedding or garden wedding.

As guest, you will ask yourself, how do you dress up for these kinds of weddings? To help you plan for your outfit as you attend a wedding, here are a few tips:

1.     Check the time of day the wedding will be held. If it is a morning or afternoon wedding, women can wear a day dress, suit or a skirt with a nice top. For men, suit in lighter shades such as hues of navy, gray, beige or brown is appropriate for a day wedding.  A nice tie will also add to the overlook of the suit. Dark colors should be avoided for day weddings, as this color is more appropriate for an evening wedding.

Evening weddings are more formal. For women, long gown or cocktail dress is suited for an evening affair. For the men, a tuxedo or a suit in darker shades is appropriate which should be accentuated with a nice quality silk tie.

2.     Check the location of the wedding. Most of the time a destination wedding such as a wedding held in a beach is less formal than those weddings held in the city. But this does not mean that you can wear casual clothes like a t-shirt and pants. For women, summer dress or less formal day dress can be worn in a beach wedding. For men, linen pants or wrinkle-free Khaki’s paired with a polo shirt is not that formal yet not too casual too, making it perfect get up for a wedding in this kind of setup.

The bride and groom have prepared months to have their wedding of their dreams. It is but a courtesy for the couple that their guests dress appropriately for the occasion. When planning for the attire that you will wear for the wedding, here are a few things that you should avoid:

1.     Avoid wearing clothes in white. Only the bride should be wearing white in a wedding and it is the time for the bride to shine. So do not wear white to avoid stealing the lime light from the bride.

2.     Do not wear anything that is too revealing. Remember that it is a wedding that you are attending so you should avoid wearing anything that is too short, skimpy or is showing too much skin.

3.      Avoid wearing black. Black can be an elegant color but it is not an appropriate color to wear in a wedding. Some cultures even believe that black connotes bad luck and mourning which is something that you do not want to impart in an event such as a wedding.

The way you dress up for a wedding shows your respect and appreciation to the couple who invited you to be a part of this momentous event in their life. Of course it’s a different thing when we are talking about bridal lingerie. So take your time and plan ahead so you will be at your best, which will make the couple happy and feel special, as you witness the day, the couple says their forever.

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Accessorize!

One need not stress the impact and effect of a perfectly thought-of accessory to make an outfit shine. Even the simple shirt and jeans can be glamorized with a nice pair of bangles, earrings or bracelets. There are so many nice choices of magnetic bracelet types online They have very strict adherence to quality-assurance guidelines which assures every item is created to the highest standards, then inspected twice before it arrives at your door. Since these beautiful items are not available in any retail store, you can rest easy knowing that the sensational look you choose from their site is a true fashion find!

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Bunk Beds

I have two kids and the twin bunk bed is the perfect bed for them. They stay in one room and fight like cats and dogs so giving them enough space to stay together but have enough space between them is a good solution. I fell in love with the design and the wood material they used! I just need to get them a bunch of foam mattresses and they are all set.

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Garage Sale

Schoolyear has ended and this means we have summer to look forward to! We are now trying to declutter things and plan to have a garage sale to get some money to be able to take the kids to summer lessons. We will have a complete sale with yard sign printing signs and brochures!

We usually do this twice a year – one during summer and another one by the end of the year.

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