Monday, June 22, 2009

Intimate Wedding Location Ideas

There are many great locations to celebrate the unity of two hearts. Each location requires budget, in-depth details and availability so make sure that you know what you really want. Here are some of the great wedding locations that can be categorized as luxurious yet extraordinary place to have an intimate wedding.


1. Private Resorts/Island. This is a perfect wedding location for couple who love to walk on the beach’s sand or likes to hear the sound of waves.

2. Mountain Hills. This is an interesting place to make a dream wedding come true. Just ideal for husband and wife to-be who want to celebrate with nature.

3. Yacht/Boat. If your budget permits you, renting a yacht definitely rocks! Get married while sailing or at halt is definitely a remarkable wedding day.

4. Ranch. Ask friends or relatives who have ranch to host your wedding. Country weddings are simply incomparable for couples who want serenity and an unforgettable wedding.

5. Hot Air Ballon. It’s nice to fly up in the air while saying your vows. This can be a very luxurious wedding location but definitely something to look forward to.

Despite of the grand list above, remember that wedding is not just about fulfilling a dream. It is a unity that should be celebrated according to your desire and budget as well. Sometimes you also have to go out of the box, explore other things and think of other ways to make it memorable yet not too expensive.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding Checklist

June is not only the month of father; it is also a very popular month for weddings. If you are on the planning stage of your wedding, having a checklist of the things you must have/do for the big day is extremely essential. An ideal preparation of wedding is 6 to 12 months. This is to give you an ample time to prepare and secure the details of your wedding plans and to avoid unnecessary expenses.

The month of June is about to end but it doesn’t mean that you’re running out of time. While many people believe that June is a great month to have your wedding, you must remember that the success of your wedding still lies on both of you and not on the month.

Here is basic wedding checklist that can help you can use in your wedding planning.

1. Date & Time of Your Wedding – this should goes along with the availability of the church, wedding officiant and venue of the reception.
2. The Entourage. This is about listing your bridesmaids, groomsmen and ushers and your principal sponsors
3. Mood of the Wedding Place. Decide the color (motif), theme as well as style and look of your venue.
4. Announcement and Invitations. Make sure that your invitations are sent to your guests, one or two months ahead so they could have more time to prepare.
5. Decorations. Research on the type of flowers you want to use in the church or venue
6. Music. List down the music and look for the perfect musician to sing in your wedding day. Decide what song should be played during wedding dance or while the guests is eating, etc.
7. Food. This is very important. Make sure to taste the food that will be served on your wedding day.
8. Wedding Car. If you’ll be renting, make sure that you book in advance.
9. Prepare and buy the rings.
10. Set an appointment with Videographers and Camera Men.

This is just a basic checklist. There are still lots of details that underlie in each of this checklist. However, this can be a great start!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Gifts For Hard Working Dads

Fathers are born providers. They are known for their hard working attitude to provide for their family. On June 21, 2009, we'll all be celebrating the Father's Day. If you have a hard working dad and you haven't wrapped up any gift for him, then here are some gift ideas for working dads, house dads and dads with hobby.

1. Dads working on corporate world or a business man. Possible gifts are organizers (digital or paper made), scheduler, alarm clock , professional looking neck ties, stress ball or related kind, coffee mug, USB or flash drives, perfumes, new shoes. If you have big budget, you may want to consider buying him a new cellular phone that would fit his need.
2. House Dads. Possible gifts include iPod with speakers, DVDs of his favorite movies, recipe books, carpentry tool box, massage roller, ticket to NBA, concert or football league and/or a one-day off from household chores.
3. Dads with hobby. Possible gifts are new fishing rods for dads who love fishing, pair of running shoes for those dads who love to run or play basketball, a golf set, a billiard cue stick, a diver's watch and new goggles.

Whatever role your dad plays in the family, make sure that you provide something special for him on Father's Day. Let him know that he is appreciated and loved even with simple gifts or sweet greetings on this day.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Books for Fathers

Three weeks from now, we’ll all be celebrating the special day of our Fathers. If you haven’t got any gift for him, you may want to consider the following books. These books are great for husbands, soon to be dads and long time fathers and grandpa’s as well.

  1. The Expectant Father by Armin A. Brott
  2. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker M.D.
  3. Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert
  4. A Father's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words by Thomas Nelson
  5. Better Dads, Stronger Sons: How Fathers Can Guide Boys to Become Men of Character by Rick Johnson
  6. Father's First Steps: 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know by Robert W. Sears and James M. Sears
  7. The Father Connection: How You Can Make the Difference in Your Child's Self-Esteem and Sense of Purpose by Josh McDowell
  8. A Perfect Father's Day by Eve Bunting and Susan Meddaugh
  9. Dad’s Own Housekeeping Book by David Bowers
  10. My Daddy by Susan Paradis

Monday, May 25, 2009

Books About Family

Reading books doesn’t just entertain us; it also gives us significant learning, guidance and pleasure of knowing new things about our surroundings. Thus, there are thousands of book topics written by million poetics, turned writers and professional writers themselves. There are also books that were written for specific audiences such as male, female or group entities.

The family is included in the group audiences. So here are some of the best seller books about family that all members of the family can enjoy and learn from. Most of these books will help every member of the family to understand the other people within their house. Most of them also provide tips and ideas for family fun activities.


How to Talk to Your Child about Sex: It's Best to Start Early, But It's Never Too Late -- A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents by Linda and Richard Eyre,




Bye-Bye Boardroom: Confessions from a New Breed of Stay-At-Home




CEO Dad: How to Avoid Getting Fired by Your Family by Tom Stern





Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica Seinfeld


Discipline: 101 Alternatives to Nagging, Yelling, and Spanking by Dr. Alvin Price and Jay A. Parry,

Monday, May 18, 2009

3 Simple Yet Hard To Do Money Saving Tips

At times of crisis, people tend to be flexible with their budget. Everyone wants to save for tomorrow. There are many ways to save money but if you’re having a hard time doing it, it’s time to think and formulate your own.

Many sites already talked about how to effectively save money. While lessening your expenses is the most effective method to do it, it’s still best that you know the simple and small ways to save money at the same time applicable to your lifestyle. Here are additional simple money saving tips that you can do at these time of global financial crisis.

1. Limit your movie watching. If you have a big family, you’ll surely be spending a lot just to see a movie together. You may do it once in a while but if you want to save money it’s still best to rent some DVDs that you haven’t watched before and watch all together at your home.

Savings: 1. Movie ticket fee (2) gas (3) food costs (4) time

2. Prepare two dishes per meal at most. If you’re thinking about the food pyramid, then you have to be sure of what you are preparing. Make sure that your cooking is not just delectable but also nutritious dishes. You may also add seasonal fruits on the table.

Savings: (1) gas or electricity for cooking (2) time for preparing plenty of dishes (3) money of course.

3. Be contented for now. This is definitely the hardest part. So when you want to buy a new pair of shoes, a new coat or a new cellphone, think about tomorrow. When everything can’t be used, you have saved money that you can use at anytime.

Savings : (1) money

We have to maximize our resources to save money. What we can’t have now won’t kill us. Remember that not all money saving tips are applicable to us. Sometimes, we have to make our own formula and motivate ourselves to be successful.