Brides often get stuck figuring out the perfect bridesmaid gifts. You read about hideous presents, bridesmaids refrain from using, which gets put in the back of their closet and they pray the bride don’t ask them about it later. People like useful gifts. If your bridesmaids don’t sew, avoid purchasing a small sewing kit, or if they don’t drink, renounce from purchasing a bottle opener. Signature Chapsticks and wine glasses are nice to have, but don’t you think your girlfriends deserve a little more?
Bridesmaids all want to feel appreciative at some point during the wedding planning. They are responsible for many things and have to dish out a lot of money for the bride to enjoy her special day. From dresses to purchase to standing next to the bride on her big day, the accountability can lead to arguments, frustration, and sometimes chaos. However, their hard work needs to be recognized. Buying them practical gifts will make them thankful to accompany you on your special day. Here are a few gift ideas that will make your bridesmaids feel warm and grateful.
1. Professional Makeup Artist: After purchasing the dress and shoes, makeup is the last thing on a bridesmaid’s budget. The cost of professional makeup can range from $50-$90 dollars each face! This amount could turn bridesmaids off leading them to rely on YouTube tutorials, that may end up a disaster. When you talk to a makeup artist inquire package deals. Depending on a number of girls in your bridal party, there should be a least two professionals who have similar makeup styles, to give you the look you want for you and your ladies. If you have a friend that is a makeup artist or know someone that can put makeup on properly, talk with them about a cheaper rate. If their rate is convenient for your budget, check out their work and book them for the big day. Having a professional makeup artist will allow your photos come out admirable and everyone will have a nice polish look. Continue reading “7 Bridesmaids Gift Ideas your Girls will Love”
Thanksgiving is a few days away and we all want to see our family and friends. This can become quite difficult when you are in a relationship. Your husband may want to spend time with his family, or your boyfriend prefers to stay home and cook dinner. Either way, our family is important and during the holidays it’s common to want to spend with them.
Where to spend the holidays is one of the leading arguments in a relationship. It’s an argument because you may not have discussed with your husband previously how you expect to spend the holidays. You might like your mama’s mac and cheese, while your husband destains dealing with your Uncle Pete’s corny jokes. It’s imperative to remain happy in our own home. There is no sense of arguing about where to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years for that matter. That is why it is MANDATORY to plan ahead and figure out what your household is doing for the holidays. Continue reading “Make Love Not War”
People can do amazing things online, build a business, sell products, or even have a YouTube channel. The options are endless! Twenty years ago having the ability to FaceTime someone on the phone was unheard of. Now it’s one of the means of communicating. I FaceTime my mother a lot when we talk on the phone, it’s nice to not only hear her but, see her while we talk about everything that’s going on our lives.
Now is the time where we need to take advantage of what technology provides. Women all over the world have the ability to become successful business owners. HOW GREAT IS THAT? We no longer have to dream about it, but we can live it. I had the honor to talk to Renee Townsend, she is the owner of Backbone America. She helps people focus on their businesses and deliver guidance on how to become a successful entrepreneur. Her interview provided me with extraordinary advice, I couldn’t help but to share what I’ve learned. Continue reading “Backbone in America”
October 27th marks two months since I said I do to Troy. It’s been great and there are a lot of things I paid attention to in a matter of two months. Prior to getting married people gave us advice. We even attended marriage counseling with our church, it opened our eyes and made us aware of ourselves. Counseling was good for us, it was important to tackle issues before we tied the knot.
Planning a wedding can be fun and costly, but it’s good to be on one accord before you walk down that aisle. Now that the wedding is over, gifts are unwrapped, and some of the wedding money is spent, I’ll share what I have learned within 60 days of being a wife.
Weight Gain: Love is in the air! What comes with love…food. Getting married is like dating all over again, it’s just now you know the person a little more and it’s not like a blind date. Don’t be surprised to step on the scale and see a higher number. That’s nothing but love weight, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s always gym memberships, Youtube, or a track nearby waiting for your company. Continue reading “10 things I learn as a Wife in Just Two Months”
Last night I cleaned out our pantry. It was unplanned which took me by surprise. My husband brought groceries home and I realized I couldn’t put the food in the pantry until I cleaned it out. While going through stuff I noticed most of the perishable items were outdated. Some had an expiration date of 2015, disgusting right? I filled the garbage bag with the outdated items, swept the bottom of the pantry, and replaced them with new groceries. Afterward, the pantry looked amazing and it was easy to get to certain things. I even got a compliment from my husband which made me feel enthused.
This is how life is. We keep undesirable people in our lives and expect our world to go in a positive direction. There are some folks you have to wean out of your inner circle. Especially if they are causing you more harm than good. You have to ask yourself who is a benefit in your life, who can you depend on when you are sick, or who motivates your wildest dreams? People can become a hindrance, and it can be difficult to pinpoint who they are. But think about it, if a person is not conducting positive energy in your life, why are you around them? Sometimes it’s not people, it can be things like electronics, cars, or even our jobs. Whatever’s causing distractions in your life it’s time to get rid of it.
Continue reading “4 Ways to Clean Out Your Closet”