Giving Your Husband A Mens Ring

Gift time for my hubby is one of the more stressful times of my year, I never really know what special present to buy for him. Unfortunately for me, he doesn’t get into sports and has no major hobbies (unless computer games count!). This year was no different, in the lead up to his birthday I kept asking myself what on earth do I get him? After researching and researching I decided on a mens rings siteITR-151 that is Australian based. I selected a black titanium mens ring for his thumb and with a sigh of relief, he wears it every day so I guess he loves it (or doesn’t want to offend me).

The reason I loved shopping for a mens ring on their site was because they offered a lot of helpful information so I could determine what was going to be the best metal and design for my hubby. They also have a 60 day day exchange/returns policy so I felt really safe knowing if he didn’t like it, I could just simply return it. The biggest thing I noticed when shopping on different mens ring sites online, was a lot are really cluttered and hard to navigate. This site was super clean and the drop down menus basically handed me the perfect band. If you are lost and trying to find a gift for your hubby, dad or brother I suggest you pay these guys a visit, it will be worth it.

Claddagh Ring for Survivor

My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly five years ago. She has battled long and hard against this disease. She is currently in remission and is coming up on a big anniversary against the disease. I decided that I wanted to do something really special for her to let her know she has my undying love and support against this disease. I could not be more proud of my sister and her strength.

I search everywhere for the right gift for her. I did not want to get her any jewelry with the pink ribbon symbol on it. She has tons of that stuff, and I wanted this to be unique. I didn’t want it to be constant reminder of the disease or her battle, but to be a symbol of her strength and my support.

I happened to see a claddagh ring in a jewelry catalog. I read that the infinity ring is supposed to symbolize undying love and promises kept. I promised to always be at her side when she needed me, and I kept to that promise. She promised me that she knew it wasn’t her time yet, and that she would never give up the battle. She has not only kept that promise, but she has persevered in the battle. I can’t wait to present her with an infinity ring on her big anniversary. I hope she loves it. And I hope more than anything that someday this battle is nothing but a distant memory for her and I.

Having A Ball?

MMHQ522bThrowing a masquerade party seems fairly simple on the surface of things. Organise a venue, then send out the invitations right? Well, not necessarily. It’s really important to set some guidelines for the guests, so that they have some guidance when dressing and choosing a mask for the occasion. Speaking of the masks, there are two distinct types of masquerade balls you can have. An “open” masquerade ball means that guests can wear any masquerade mask they like, whereas a Venetian Carnivale masquerade requires that guests where a traditional venetian mask – which are stunning, but can be quite expensive. Make sure you know your guests well, and let them know clearly what your expectations are, and you’ll have a fun evening!

Own Too Many Fascinators?

FF115If you find yourself looking in your wardrobe and thinking that you may just have one too many fascinators, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. It usually starts with your first race day or some other formal event, when you first realise you should probably buy a fascinator to go with your dress. This is where you often make your first mistake, and that is buying a fascinator just to match that dress. If you do this, then every event after that (unless you wear the exact same dress to every event) you’ll feel compelled to buy yet another fascinator just for that specific dress. To avoid this, think ahead and buy fascinators that will match a variety of outfits and colours. Sticking with prime colours like black, white or red will mean that you can match the fascinator with a lot of different dresses in future!

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Types Of Bow Ties

Bow ties have traditionally been a male accessory which was worn instead of a necktie. The two ties may be interchangeable, but they have always had distinct functions.

According to historical information, the bowtie started out as a scarf worn by Croatian mercenaries. Its main purpose at the time was to cover the area left exposed by the shirt opening. The scarf tie eventually became a cravat and from there no one is really sure how it became a bowtie.

Bow ties have always been extremely popular among particular professions, such as attorneys, academics, politician and waiters. Many professional people wear bow ties simply as a way to avoid wearing a bothersome tie as it tends to hinder their profession. This is particularly so for the medical fraternity.

Bow ties have not retained their popularity over the years and for many years it was seen as an old-fashioned neck adornment. It has made a return to the fashion world and has become quite popular in the last few years.

You can obtain different styles of bowtie which require different methods of tying. Traditional bow ties were normally a longer piece of cloth which needed several knots and ties to complete the look. It has moved on from there to bow ties that are available ready-knotted. This type of bowtie simply clips onto the shirt collar. It may have a clip which is used to clip it onto the shirt collar opening. Some have a cloth strip that clips at the back of the shirt collar.

Bow ties are versatile and easy to wear (for more information, visit It does not require complicated knotting and if you have no wish to knot your bowtie, you can obtain a ready-knotted version.

Camping? You Don’t Have To Rough It

My buddies and I work hard and play hard.

We all work for the same company and after being in each other’s faces all week we can’t wait to do the same thing all through the weekend. The three of us are closer than brothers and spend a lot of time outdoors.

If you had to pick which one of us is the most adventurous I think it would be me, although I known Troy and Scott would say its them.

One of our favourite outdoor activities is camping.

rio singleWe load up the four-by-four and drive somewhere off the beaten track to find a fishing hole somewhere. We’ll spend the day dipping our fishing lines and after a hearty campfire meal we’ll settle down for the night.

We used to use tents until one trip I brought Camping Hammocks.

The guys were up for trying something different so we strung them up in some trees and draped tarps up where we could for rain shelter.

The lightweight nylon construction means they take up far less room than our tents used to and nobody has complained about a bad sleep in the woods.

The lapping sound of the lake combined with the rocking motion of the Camping Hammock puts me to sleep quickly each time. I also like that we aren’t sleeping on the cold, hard ground which sometimes make me want to sleep in the truck instead.

I got the guys to try hammocks as a test and they liked them so much we haven’t pitched a tent since.

Dressing Appropriately For Fine Dining

We’re all used to heading out to a local restaurant and wearing “neat casual”, but what are the rules of etiquette when going to a classier restaurant? Fine dining shouldn’t be something to panic about, but rather an event to look forward to. Wearing a chic evening dress or formal dress is appropriate, although you can get away with formal maxi dresses as well, but leave the overt flower print party dresses in the cupboard! While you can pull out your favourite little black dress, make sure it is appropriate for the evening, and if you’re going to wear a clingy dress, wear a g-string as well.

As for headwear, leave your fascinators at home, as headwear is not appropriate in any fine dining situation. If you have spent the day at the races, it’s important that you have a hat box or some other container that you can place your fascinator in so that it will be protected. Likewise, a heavy shawl or scarf is also not appropriate, but a light silk scarf is okay.

Jackets are also fine, but should be taken off when being seated (if you are with a gentleman he should do this for you). Most importantly though, make sure you’re comfortable!

Onesies For Adults – The Popular Designs

Adult onesies are actually not new. They were popular during the late 1900s, but were not called a onesie. It was called a jumpsuit because at the time onesies were the outfits babies wore. The adult version of this baby outfit has become popular in recent years and is now available in different styles, fabric, colours and designs.

You can choose from a range of animal designs, with feet and with or without a hood. Onesies for adults were originally made with comfort in mind and this is the main reason for its popularity. The warmth and comfort that it offers has made it suitable to be worn as pyjamas.

Onesies as pyjamas are the ideal choice. Most people want the most comfortable clothing to sleep in. During winter you need something warm to sleep in and often socks are not the answer. They generally get lost somewhere in the bed during the night. Onesies with feet are the ideal outfits for this purpose.

Onesies for adults are available in a host of different fabrics. You can opt for cotton, jersey or fleece. The fabric of your choice will depend on the season you need it for. The warmer jersey and fleece are ideal for those cold wintry nights, whereas the cotton version or thinner jersey material are ideal for the summery months.

As you can see, onesies for adults are not only meant for cold weather. You can wear it in any climate and remain comfortable.

Types Of Party Dresses

If you’re thinking about trying a few party dresses but are not quite sure about which style to go for then read this guide for some helpful tips:

A great dress for summer months and hot evenings is a tunic dress. The tunic dress stops somewhere between the ankles and the hips. In other words they vary quiet a lot in terms of length. You will see many women wearing this type of party dress on the beach or at bars when the temperature is very high. Tunic dresses are often sleeveless but you may find some that have short sleeves. You’ll never see a tunic dress that’s full sleeved.

Another type of party dress that’s begun to grow in popularity is the bodycon. The word originates from ‘body conscious’ and the bodycon is a dress that’s extremely tightfitting. Many women find this type of dress very uncomfortable to wear. If you’re sitting at a long wedding ceremony or particularly lengthy funeral service than a bodycon is probably not the best choice to go for.

Another dress in the party dress world is the maxi dress. It’s the type of dress that’s readily available in most department stores. Maxi dresses have the most variety when it comes to style and color. If you’re looking for something extremely unique and highly individual, something that expresses your unique style, then you’re probably going to find it in a maxi dress style.

These are just a few different types of party dresses available, so go out there and start shopping!

What to do with stains on flower girl dresses

You may want to donate the flower girl dresses used for your wedding to someone else for their wedding – but one problem could be that the dresses could have stains that are unsightly and difficult to remove. How do you solve this problem?

First, examine the stain closely. What fabrics in the dress have such stains? If these are food stains you might be able to remove them with a simple wash in mild soap (like dishwashing soap) right after the wedding. However, stains that have been on the dress for more than a month for example can be quite difficult to remove because they may have set on the fabric already. Some fabrics in flower girl dresses could also be very sensitive to stains so you won’t be able to remove those stains without damaging the dress itself.

If you find that the fabric stain cannot come out with the usual safe ways of removing stains you may have to remove the stained fabric itself then replace it with the same kind of fabric that is free of stains. This is a good option if you don’t want to destroy the dress if it cannot survive soap and water treatment. But you will need a great seamstress to do the fabric replacement successfully so that no one will be able to guess that you had work done on the dress. Dresses that have very large stains or that cannot be saved anymore may have to be thrown away.

The C-String

The C-string is a variation of the G-string that’s been gaining popularity in recent years. It’s been seen on the catwalk and some Hollywood celebs have been caught wearing this tiny piece of clothing. It’s a curved, ‘C’ shaped piece of plastic, which is held in place by tension. It sounds weird and many wearers said that it feels weird too.
It’s a little invasive at first, as it needs to really push in-between your buttocks to ensure that it won’t slip off. After a few minutes of wearing it though, you’ll get used to its presence.

It’s not as comfortable to wear as standard underwear or even G-strings, but it’s manageable.

The main concern is where exactly you would wear it. No matter which public setting we can think of, it’s a little too much of a risky choice in our opinion.

The only time we can justify wearing it is on a private or secluded beach in order to attain an invisible tan line. Other than that, we suggest that you stick to wearing the C-string in the bedroom.

We can’t deny its sexy appearance though; it’s a cute and exciting piece of clothing to wear and is sure to liven up any lingerie choice. Just make sure you don’t make any sudden movements though, as wearers have complained that it often slips off, usually at the most inconvenient of times no doubt.

Since the C-string is so small, even when compared to the G-string, it’s a great choice of underwear if you’re wearing a dress that shows your panty line.

An Emerging Trend: The Moccasin

Moccasins are becoming one of the biggest trends and you’ll spot many people wearing a variety of different styles. They’re now even available in slip-on form, which are great for when you’re lazing around the house, not that we do much of that at all, honest.

UGG boots are of course the most famous iteration in recent years, quickly becoming the hottest craze for many young women. They even began to infiltrate the men’s footwear section of many department stores. We’re not too sure about the male variety, as they seem a little too feminine for our liking. If you do like them, or prefer to look a little more girly, then by all means try this peculiar style out. We’re going to stay well away from them though.
The suede variety however, is much more trendy. They go particularly well with casualwear and especially with light colors. Blue suede moccasins are now the new blue suede shoes and we’re sure if Elvis was alive today he’d by a pair in a heartbeat.

There are now some hybrids out there too. Some have a zipper, while others implement Velcro. Heck you’ll even find mocs with laces! Yes, you heard us right. What’s clear is whatever your style, your probably likely to find a pair of mocs that’ll go well with it.

If you’re not too comfortable with suede or the other soft synthetic materials that most new types of mocs come in, then don’t worry, as there are still some leather varieties on sale too.

Grinding Teeth

On a recent family vacation, I forgot my dental guard that I sleep with every night. I grind my teeth in my sleep at night. Not only does it cause painful headaches, it causes my wife to lose sleep because the noise drives her crazy.  My dentist had me switch from the over the counter guards to custom guards because they provide better protection, are more comfortable to wear, and last longer. In a pinch, I can always go to a local drugstore and purchase an over the counter one.

When we prepared for bed the first night, I realized I did not have my guard with me. It was extremely late, and I decided I would suffer one night without out it and purchase a new one at the drugstore the next day. When I woke up the next morning, I was not only suffering from a headache put jaw pain as well. After the pain did not subside after a couple of hours, I contacted an emergency dentist who advised me to come into his office for an exam. The emergency dentist in Sydney discovered that my grinding had exposed a nerve in one of my molars and this was the source of the pain. Since the exposure was small, he was able to fill it with composite material and recommended that I follow up with my dentist when I returned home next week. He also fitted me with a mouth guard to provide me protection until I returned home.

Home Remedies For Stretch Marks

I know that I am a bit unusual when it comes to trying out home remedies. I love to do it. When I find myself with a problem, I love to try to fix it the old fashioned way. I don’t know why I think they always knew how to do it better in the olden days, but I do feel like they knew more than we did about caring for ourselves. I know some home remedies are just plain wacky, but I have found some great ones that work. I also think home remedies are great because they are usually made from natural products.

Right now the problem I am trying to cure through home remedies is stretch marks. I have some on my lower abdomen as a result of pregnancy. They are not too bad, but I would like to get rid of them if I can. I have been doing a lot of research online and I have found several home remedies I am thinking about trying. Some of the ones that seem promising are ones that contain coconut oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E or aloe vera. I have seen some that make me scratch my head, for instance the ones that contain cod liver oil (I am not walking around smelling like that!), and drinking water (hello- I drink water everyday and the stretch marks do not change!). Some that caught my attention are coffee grounds and potato water….hmmm, you just never know what might work.