Do’s and Don’t When Preparing Your First Nursery
Feb16

Do’s and Don’t When Preparing Your First Nursery

If you are expecting new member to the family, chances are your head is spinning with all of the things you need to do to prepare! Whether it be narrowing down the perfect name for your little one or buying enough diapers to get you through the first week, you may be feeling overwhelmed. But take a deep breath, because we’re here to help make one of your tasks easier: decorating the nursery. When trying to design the nursery of your dreams, you realize quickly that there’s a lot more to a room than just looking pretty for you and your baby. Unfortunately, Aesthetics definitely take second place when it comes to safety, functionality and comfort of a nursery. This particular type of room makeover is unlike other rooms and can get overwhelming very fast, especially for first time parents. If you need a bit of help, here are three do’s and don’ts of nursery designing that you need to know apart from the basics: DO choose a specific theme Having a specific style or theme when you design a baby’s nursery will make decorating easier. You can opt for safari animals, Disney or planet themes. Gender neutral, colour themed nurseries are also good choices if you don’t know the sex of the baby yet. Narrowing down your theme or colour choices can help achieve a well put-together space. Photo via www.besomada.net Photo via rilane.com Photo via www.homedit.com DO use safe paint and materials Use only lead and VOC free paint that doesn’t emit strong odors or fumes. If you are going to be putting decals or stickers on the wall, make sure that they are non-toxic and out of reach of the baby’s grasp. For the nursery floor, it is best to stick with wooden floors (or its alternatives) instead of installing carpets. No matter how often you’ll vacuum the carpet, it will still be a dust and particle trap. When cleaning the nursery, do not use harsh products. You can even choose to make your own cleanser out of vinegar, baking soda or lemon oil. Photo via homedecoraidea.blogspot.com DO allow room for growth When you design a baby’s nursery, it is best that you plan for the future and allow room for growth. Don’t stick to overly ‘baby-ish’ designs as your child won’t be one forever. This rule also applies for the furniture that you’ll be purchasing. Pick out furniture pieces that could be used by babies and toddlers alike. Photo via www.hgtv.com Photo via rilane.com Do have a nursing station Feedings are typically done inside the nursery so it is best to incorporate a functional nursing station. You can choose to put...

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Key to successful Valentine’s Day: love and food go hand in hand
Feb12

Key to successful Valentine’s Day: love and food go hand in hand

So you’re planning a romantic dinner at home for Valentine’s Day. Whether this is your first time cooking for someone new, or you’ve celebrated with the same person for years, you have to know,  love and food go hand in hand. Someone said the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Still, here are some of food and recipes that will make your love sparkle. Pomegranate Some say the forbidden fruit of the Bible was not an apple, but a pomegranate fruit. The word aphrodisiac originates with the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, and she is credited in Greek mythology with planting the first pomegranate tree. Because of their many seeds, pomegranates are often associated with fertility and abundance. The pomegranate appears as a romantic symbol in sonnets and literature dating back centuries. A study found that drinking pomegranate juice daily lowered cortisol levels, which can correspond with increased testosterone in both men and women. Elevated testosterone can lead to heightened moods and increased sexual desire. recipe via www.toriavey.com Beets Beets have long been considered an aphrodisiac in many cultures. Ancient Romans believed that beets and their juice promoted amorous feelings. Frescoes of beets decorate the walls of the Lupanare brothel in Pompeii. In Greek mythology Aphrodite ate beets to enhance her appeal. This quaint folklore actually has some basis in reality. Beets are a natural source of tryptophan and betaine, both substances that promote a feeling of well-being. They also contain high amounts of boron, a trace mineral that increases the level of sex hormones in the human body. recipe via www.toriavey.com Strawberry The heart-shaped strawberry was once known as a symbol of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. For a time the ancient Greeks forbade the eating of strawberries and all other red foods, which led many to believe that the mysterious berries held great powers. Though they may not possess any magical secrets, their beautiful color, sweet flavor and shape make them the perfect treat for sharing with your beloved at a seductive meal. If you come across a double strawberry, be sure to break it in half with someone special… an old legend promises that this will bring true love. recipe via www.realsimple.com Honey It’s not hard to understand why honey has been considered an aphrodisiac for centuries. The very word “honeymoon” stems from the hope for a sweet marriage. Some say honey’s romantic reputation comes from an ancient custom in which newly married couples drank mead, a fermented beverage made with honey, until the first moon of their new union. Hippocrates prescribed honey for sexual vigor. recipe via www.toriavey.com Figs Figs, whose leaves became clothing in the biblical story of...

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15 Sweet Valentine’s Day Nail Art Designs
Feb08

15 Sweet Valentine’s Day Nail Art Designs

Love at your fingertips. Beautiful ladies,Valentine’s Day is only few days around. Are you ready to celebrate the day with your loved one. You may have prepared cute dress and shoes for the special moment, right? But, have you prepared some cute Valentine nail designs to adorn your beautiful nails? Yes, ladies…they will make your nails look nicer. Full of romance and in the spirit of love Valentine’s Day is e great holiday for nail art. Put aside shiny red nails as you can wear it every day and look for something much cuter. Hearts, kisses, keys and Cupid’s arrows are some of the popular symbols of Valentine’s Day that you can apply to your manicure. Valentine’s Day is always associated with pink and heart symbol. Therefore, make sure you combine these two elements in the valentine nail designs you choose. There are so many ideas, which you have a try girls… You can choose dominantly pink nail designs to make a bold statement of your love and affection. To make them nicer and balanced, just add some glitters and white touches. You have chosen the color, right? Now is the time to choose the design ideas. You can choose symbols of heart on pink surface for all of your nails. Alternatively, you can add a nice character theme on one of your fingers and use some letters that tells him your feeling on the other nails. For a simpler design, just put a symbol of heart on one nail and let the other nails plain. Check out the valentine nail designs below for a detailed look ladies…. For the most romantic day we want to suggest you to make some most romantic changes for your nails. Painted with the colours of the Valentine’s day you will definitely like it and will be happy. Enjoy! Whether you plan to go out for romantic dinner or stay in for a movie marathon, celebrate the season of love with these Valentine’s Day nail art ideas. These designs are sure to make you swoon. Check out pretty nail art design to try for Valentine’s day. Hopefully one of them will inspire you and will put you in the mood for love. Photo via www.style-den.com Photo via www.sortra.com Photo via www.sortra.com Photo via www.istreetfashion.com Photo via www.shesaidbeauty.com Photo via allforfashiondesign.com Photo via allforfashiondesign.com Photo via www.sortra.com Photo via www.sortra.com Photo via allforfashiondesign.com Photo via www.nailartgalleries.com Photo via www.riauweb.co Photo via www.wonderworld-news.com Photo via fabnailartdesigns.com Photo via fabnailartdesigns.com...

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Thailand- The Amazing Holiday Destination
Feb08

Thailand- The Amazing Holiday Destination

When planning a holiday, getting your timing right is important and if you’re wondering when is the best time to visit Thailand and the answer is quite simple – there really isn’t a ‘bad’ time to visit. As far as the weather is concerned, there aren’t really any extremes so it’s generally a good time to visit year round. Looking for the best time to go to Thailand? Wherever you travel in the world, it is important to get the timing right. As far as Thailand is concerned, there are no absolute extremes. Charming people, exciting cities, beautiful beaches and fantastic cuisine. The land of a thousand smiles, Thailand boasts an enchanting combination of some of the world’s finest beaches, awe-inspiring landscapes and a fabulous array of hotels – ranging from simple and stylish beach or city hotels to luxury resorts. Wander through bustling cities, relax upon secluded shores, volunteer at an elephant sanctuary and eat to your heart’s content in this fascinating country. And, with plenty of domestic flights on offer – getting around couldn’t be easier. From the northern peaks with their wildlife, waterfalls and rivers, to the picture-postcard perfect beaches and islands of the south, Thailand holidays offer something for everyone – from thrill seeking adventurers to culture enthusiasts and sun loving beach-bunnies. The ‘land of smiles’ is the perfect place to sample a little bit of everything Asia has to offer, from thronging cities and isolated island hideaways, to delicious food and excellent hospitality. However, as a tropical climate the rainy season from July to October can put some people off. Although it’s important to remember that the rain passes quickly and actually helps to cool down the temperature. If you really want to narrow down the best time to visit Thailand, November to February is much cooler and has the least amount of rain. Unlike many parts of the world, Thailand has only three seasons – summer, wet and winter. Summer is a popular time to visit with many travellers wanting to soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful beaches however the temperature can get quite hot during summer, so visitors should be prepared. It’s also important to remember that Thailand is a large country and different regions have different landscapes and therefore experience different conditions. For example, southern Thailand doesn’t really experience a winter. Photo via www.wallpapersabc.biz Photo via palphotos.com Photo via www.blacktomato.com Photo via www.blacktomato.com Phot via feminee.net Photo via www.justluxe.com Phot via weheartit.com Photo...

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11 Creative DIY Wall Art Projects
Feb06

11 Creative DIY Wall Art Projects

If you have some free time and you feel bored, why don’t you try to do something creative. For example, some interesting wall art project. These type of projects can be super easy to be done and at the same time you can make the white wall less boring. Numerous ways to add texture, color, and interest to your walls! These are all easy to make, won’t cost much, and don’t take a lot of time. See if find something you like from this long list of projects. Instead of splurging a fortune on an art installation, it is time you got a bit more hands on with things. DIY wall art and decorating ideas are fun, fascinating and can be a great way to bring the family together over the weekend. No special skills are needed for these projects, just a little bit of creativity, free time, and of course some materials. Choose whether you want to do some hearts, flowers, pom poms, circles, butterflies, or some origami wall art. From colorful paper and crayons to water colors and some tape, these stunning DIY ideas come from pretty humble background! Below, we have chosen several DIY Wall Art Projects that you can try to do – a quick and wonderful way to add color to any setting. Photo via architecturedesigndiy.com Photo via www.lovethispic.com Photo via www.allreddesign.net Photo via modernhome-design.com Photo via modernhome-design.com Photo via www.brit.co Photo via www.topinspired.com Photo via projectrowhouse.blogspot.com Photo via www.brit.co Photo via www.sgxzz.com Photo...

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Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Feb05

Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Hotels made exclusively of ice are no longer a novelty, but so beautiful that I could not ignore the new appearing. The oldest of them, and the highest “Icehotel” in Sweden. It was first built 25 years ago in Jukkasjärvi, a small town in the north of the country with 1,100 residents and 1,000 dogs. This inspiring and totally ‘cool’ hotel offers an experience never to be forgotten. Warm accommodation is provided in a selection of hotel rooms and stylish chalets, complemented by the Icehotel accommodation comprising of around 50 snow and ice rooms plus individually designed Art Suites. Surprisingly, you’ll find ‘sleeping on ice’ is far more comfortable than it may sound! Snow Rooms & Suites at the Icehotel The thought of sleeping on ice for some is an intriguing prospect. In addition, with a snuggly sleeping bag and some spectacular designs to enjoy, we are sure it will be a night you will remember! Each room has an ice bed – a large block of illuminated ice upon which sits a thick mattress, a layer of reindeer skins, and a thickly-padded polar sleeping bag so you won’t need to wear layers and layers of night clothes. There are several different types of ice accommodation – their size and what they contain sets them apart. Warm Rooms at the Icehotel Although an overnight in an ice room is what most come here to experience, with outdoor temperatures often hitting the -30°C mark and the Icehotel kept at a ‘balmy’ -5°C (!), it is essential to have somewhere to ‘come in from the cold.’ Fortunately, there are several warm room options on site and the facilities are excellent. Most stays at the Icehotel are a minimum of three nights with two spent in warm accommodation. However, if you’d prefer to spend your entire stay in a warm room, or have one as back up whilst on your ‘ice night’, do speak to our reservations team. It is not always possible to determine in advance which of your nights at the Icehotel will be spent in warm accommodation – generally this will be allocated on arrival. Photo via www.kafepauza.mk Photo via www.reellifephotos.co.uk Photo via concepto101.mx Photo via www.discover-the-world.co.uk Photo via www.discover-the-world.co.uk Photo via www.thetravelliz.com Photo via decorcustominteriors.com Photo via www.interesnimesta.com Photo...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts
Jan31

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching. It’s time to get a move on when it comes to finding that perfect gift. But, what with the holiday season having just ended, we know that funds can be pretty tight. Even-though Valentine’s Day is centuries-old tradition in which lovers express their devotion by presenting flowers, offering candy treats, and sending cards it is well known for inexpensive gifts and jewelry. Most of us do prefer something simpler, handmade and from the heart. I wanted to share with you some of my all-time favorite ideas for making Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, family and loved ones. Whether you want to bake an apple pie covered in a heart-shaped crust or just want to make some quick and easy garland to decorate your home or a loved one’s dinner chair, there’s a project here for every budget, style and purpose. Are you having sentimental picks for that special someone in your life? There’s no better way to show that special someone how much you care than with a personalized romantic gift! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be for couples, it can be for friends, kids, parents, and even for your pets! You also don’t have to go crazy and spend a lot on those you love, or get creative and have fun. Think about fun and silly, but functional gift , too! I personally,  love the idea of surprising a loved one with a heart-shaped patch over an old wool sweater or blanket. Here are some of the DIY ideas for celebrating the Valentine’s Day. Have fun! photo via www.buzzfeed.com photo via www.architecturendesign.net photo via www.architecturendesign.net photo via thestir.cafemom.com photo via www.designsponge.com photo via www.architecturendesign.net   photo via www.buzzfeed.com photo via www.jsonline.com photo via www.jsonline.com photo...

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