How To Plan Your First Date

Emery

First of all, I’m going to assume that you have asked someone out on a date already. This article will detail exactly what you should do ahead of time to prepare for your first date.

For instance, you’ll first want to contemplate exactly what you know about this person. Does your date dress well? If so, then you should consider going for a shopping spree with him/her at the mall. Did you date mention any interests like tennis? You both could go play a game of tennis at your local civic center. Once you have a couple of these ideas, narrow down exactly how the date will progress. I like to go for coffee, go for a mini-shopping spree at the mall, and then get some ice cream. Then, depending on how things are going (you’ll be able to tell if your date likes you or not), invite your date back to your place for a movie.

Next, you should consider what you want to wear. Again, depending on where you two will be going, you should consider the dress code. In general, you should wear nice things, but you don’t want to be overdressed. On dates, I often wear a cool button-up shirt, designer jeans, and very nice shoes. Believe me, it is true what they say about women noticing your shoes. If you cannot afford new, nice clothes, at least purchase some very nice shoes. Your date will notice them. Also, make sure to have a nice haircut as well as to shower thoroughly. Nobody likes someone that smells bad.

You should also mentally prepare for the date. Think about funny stories that you could tell your date. However, make sure they are not too gross or weird as this will give your date the wrong impression about you. You should also think ahead about interesting questions to ask your date. Asking questions regarding things like weight, annual income, and previous sexual partners should be avoided. I like to ask about my date’s dreams, hobbies, and even her favorite color.

Lastly, you should call your date and make sure that he/she is still going to meet up at the designated place and time. It is a huge waste of your time to get all dressed and ready for the date, only to find out that your date didn’t even show up. By calling ahead, you will minimize the chance that he/she will stand you up. Further, it will show your date that you are interested in him/her and your date will appreciate this. Nothing is worse than going on a first date and finding out that your date isn’t really that interested in you.

With these tips, you should be more than prepared for a romantic and successful first date.

Remember that first dates are the first step on the ladder and if you want it to become a success, be sure to adhere to the aforementioned tips without fail and never apply your own mind and make up things on your own because if you do, everything will go down the drain and not even the Free Dating App can help you out of the mess.

Great Birthday Party Idea For Boys Ages 4 And Up

Emery

My older girls and I pondered what to do for a theme for my 5 year old son’s birthday this year, then we suddenly had a brainstorm. Something we had never done before. A robot party! The activities for the event were so much fun for my older girls as well as myself to plan and put together, I just had to share! It started out with the great old standby, musical chairs, followed by “Pin the Battery on the Robot, which was great fun to put together, then the “Robot Wrap”. I’ll explain all of these activities more in detail.

Pin The Battery on the Robot

Getting this activity prepared was was a blast for my 15 year old as well as my 11 year old girls. First, they cut out the robot head, body, arms and legs from some cardboard from around the house. Then, they taped all the robot’s parts together with duct tape so it would stay secure. After that, they wrapped the entire robot in aluminum foil. Once that was finished they put all the finishing touches on. Out of construction paper they made his eyes, mouth, and on his body they included lots of different colored circles in rows for the robot’s control panel. Each button on the control panel was labeled for a specific task like, backward and forward. It also included labels for specific body parts such a left arm, right arm, and left and right legs as well. To finish it off, they used a black marker to draw a rectangle onto the robot’s body as the spot for pinning the battery on the robot. Once that was completed, they made a battery from cardboard, then glued on black construction paper cut to fit the cardboard. Next they glued velcro to it’s backside, as well as to the rectangular spot that the battery was to be pinned to already drawn on the robot’s body. Voila, There you have it. Just tape it up on the wall and let the kids have a blast!

Robot Wrap

This is a really fun activity and it was this activity that swayed my son from wanting a Chuck E Cheese party to doing this party instead. Its the same concept as the mummy wrap done at Halloween parties only you use aluminum foil to wrap the kids in rather than toilet paper. What a blast everyone had doing this! We coupled everyone up. Beforehand we had made large sheets of aluminum foil from an industrial sized roll. Each couple got one sheet for the body, each arm, each leg, the body and head. Make sure to make the pieces of foil larger than what you actually need for good tight crimping so it stays on well, over doing it won’t hurt! Then the pairs of kids took turns wrapping each other with the foil. A couple pairs were very creative with their head pieces which made things interesting. One of my oldest daughters was the judge and she found it really hard to pick the winner, all of them were so cute! Everyone will have a lot of fun with this activity, trust me!

The Robot Dance Contest

To wrap up the games we ended with a robot dance contest. We played music that sounded similar to what a robot would sound like, I let my older girls decide what those songs should be. All the kids tried so hard to impress the judge with their moves it was really hard for me as the judge to pick the winner.

The cake was homemade, and was made into a robot as well. My husband made this tried to tie it in to looking similar to the robot that was made for “Pin the Battery on the Robot”. He was shaped like a robot with white frosting. Then we made his control panel and face from candy Jujubees, Crows, and small cinnamon candy. This cake really turned out great and my son couldn’t stop talking about it!

This party theme was a winner for us, I know it will be for anyone else who wants to try it too! Have fun!

For children, birthday parties are an occasion of celebration where they can frolic around with no worries and the one where their parents do not restrain them from doing anything that the please but leave them out to enjoy this moment that comes but once a year, speaking of which, it has become all the more difficult to envisage birthday party ideas for each year because kids’ demands keep on increasing as they grow up and they want their birthdays to be grander and grander every year so you can imagine the plight of parents in thinking up innovative stuff for the sake of their child’s happiness.

Ladies: Watch Your Handbags at Panera Bread!

Emery

Dining at a Panera Bread in Moorestown NJ a thief had the guts to rob me of five credit cards!

While my companion was waiting for our sandwiches, I was getting two fountain drinks from the drink stand. My handbag was over my shoulder and tucked a bit behind my back so that it would not get in my way. The thief took my wallet out of my handbag while it was on my shoulder! She took out five major credit cards and placed my wallet back in my bag all without me knowing! This took some talent. This is where you can get bags from Luxurytastic that are theft-proof and can be used in order to prevent such incidents. Moreover, you get designer bags at really affordable prices making them quite lucrative. If you are thinking is luxurytastic legit? Then the answer is YES. It is a completely legal platform form which you can buy bags and much more. 

I am usually pretty savvy. I do not put my bag on the back of my chair. I do not leave it on the floor of the movie theater. I have watched the Dateline shows highlighting scammers and pickpockets. I never thought it would happen to me!

The genius behind the robber’s plan was placing my wallet back in my bag. I would have noticed that my bag was lighter if the whole wallet was gone. I went on to eat my sandwich and enjoy my company. I got back in my car and went on my merry way. When I returned home, FOUR HOURS LATER, there was a message on my machine from one of my credit card companies telling me that they suspect fraud. I went to check my card number to see if it matched the number on the message and that’s when I noticed my cards were gone! I went into panic mode calling all of my credit card companies canceling my cards and checking charges. The robber spent $5000 in under an hour. Do you know how long it takes me to earn $5000???? Think about it. How much do you have to work to earn $5000??? A month??? They spent that in under an hour! Who says crime doesn’t pay!

When I called the police they told me that because of its layout, Panera Bread is a known pickpocket hot spot. The thief took my cards and went directly next door and purchased electronics from Circuit City. They were even nice enough to buy the $300 extended warranty. Now I know who buys extended warranties; people with stolen credit cards. They continued on their crime spree charging items in four other stores. The cop said that all of the charges were made before I even finished my sandwich.

The royal pain in the butt is that one of the cards used was my debit card and they spent close to $2000 on that card. Although I am protected from these charges there is a review time before the money gets credited back to my account. The bank tells me that it can take up to 60 days. Meanwhile, my mortgage is due, my daycare expenses are due, my electric bill is due and I am out $2000 in my bank account for “up to” 60 days! That bites! Whatever happened to being innocent until proven guilty? When it comes to credit card fraud, you are guilty until they can prove you innocent.

Help for the Overwhelmed Housewife

Emery

So it is noon and you are still wearing your pajamas, the breakfast dishes are crowding last night’s dinner dishes in the sink, the laundry is overflowing, toys are covering every square inch of carpet, and you just discovered that your kids are finger painting the living room window with peanut butter (there goes lunch).

Ever have one of those days?

“Ha!” you think. “I’ve had more than one of those days.” Those days that you just cannot seem to get it together and, although you love staying home with your children, those days you just want to lock yourself in your bedroom and cry. For all of you frazzled moms out there, take heart, and while you are at it, take a coffee break. There’s hope. No matter that you can’t even find the laundry detergent at the moment, you can have an orderly home, and your kids can have a sane mommy! It will take some work, but if you follow these tips you will see improvement in no time!

Attend to your attitude. There is nothing that will help or hinder you more in your housework each day than your attitude. Take a minute to breathe deeply and think optimistically about the work ahead. If you view duty negatively, you will be less inclined to get it done! I look forward to the positive results of working hard – cleanliness, organization, calm atmosphere, and a sense of accomplishment!

Evaluate your priorities. You might start thinking of countless jobs that need to be done, but remember to start with the basics. Make a list of several chores that need to be done in order of importance. Polishing your great-grandmother’s silver is probably less urgent than the fact that your husband has no clean socks! You can’t go wrong with starting out with laundry and dishes.

Set realistic goals. Be sure not to bite off too much at once. Focus on a few necessary tasks and plug away at them. It might be a good idea to plan on organizing one room a day. It is better to accomplish a little bit every day, rather than trying to clean your entire house and giving up in the process.

Start the night before. No one likes to wake up to a mess. Before going to bed, pick up those toys, straighten those magazines, and put away those dishes. You will be much more motivated the next day to keep things clean if you start out the morning with a clean home.

Commit to a few chores every day. Consistency is key. Consider making yourself a schedule that lists a few chores for you to do every day of the week, besides the daily necessities like dishes. For instance, Monday might be ironing and dusting day, Tuesday vacuum and mop day, etc. This can serve as a guide to helping you stay on top!

Use your time wisely. Learn to utilize snippets of time you didn’t know you had. If the family is watching a movie, fold some laundry while sitting on the couch. If your kids are doing homework at the kitchen table, wipe down the counters and scrub that pot you left in the sink. At the end of the day, you will be surprised at how much you were able to get done!

Get going! Don’t wait till you feel like cleaning or straightening. Roll up your sleeves and go for it! You will be glad you did. Another thing that as a mother you should be taking care of is the growth of mold in your house. You should remove mold from your home as soon as you detect one. There are professional services that you can hire or you can even use some common household items to prevent its growth and keeping your house free from molds. 

All About Laser Hair Removal: Is It Really Worth It?

Emery

Unwanted hair is something most of us are bothered by. People, mostly women, are very particular about underarm hair and hair on legs and arms and for that they go through a lot of painful procedures to make sure that that hair is gone.

Waxing, threading, shaving and hair removal creams- tried them all? But still finding yourself visiting the salon every 2 weeks? If that’s the case, then you might consider going for a laser hair removal procedure.

What is laser hair removal?

As the name suggests, laser rays are used for this procedure. You can say that it is a great solution to get smooth, hair-free skin. Laser hair removal can be done on any part of the body and its a very good semi-permanent way to get hair removal. Basically, the treatment targets the hair follicles and destroys them. It also targets the melanin of the hair and makes the new hair lighter and less coarse. The laser helps in substantialdecrease in the rough terminal hair of the body. It slows down the growth of the hair follicles of the targeted area. The equipment and machine are chosen on the basis of the hair density and skin type of the person. It differs for everyone. Some people worry about skin burn but that shouldn’t happen if you choose a clinic that’s experienced. Cooling systems are installed in the machines and appropriate gels are used to make sure such things don’t occur. This is a cosmetic procedure and takes a few sessions to get it done properly. You can say goodbye to coarse hair growth and shaving for 6 to 12 months, depending on the procedure.

What are the advantages of laser hair removal?

Threading, waxing and shaving, along with hair removal creams may work. But that’s extremely temporary and comes with a couple of side effects, in most cases. Here are the pros of going for laser hair removal-

  • It is almost painless. Even if you feel a bit of tingle in your first procedure, the sensation will lessen to nothing as your sessions progress.
  • Its effects last longer. Imagine not having to touch a razor for a year. That’s how effective a good set of sessions can be. Its a semi-permanent way to remove hair. (electrolysis is the only FDA- approved permanent hair removal procedure that exists)
  • You may think that it is expensive. But if you consider all the regular parlour appointments, the amount of money you spend on razors, waxing strips and soothing lotions, then you will see that you are actually saving money through laser hair removal. Think of it as a long-term investment.

  • If you go to a reputed clinic and get the procedure done through someone who is knowledgeable, skilled and experienced in this field, then you won’t suffer from any kind of side effects. No more sore skin rashes or coarse hair bumps.
  • The hair removal done through laser treatment is very precise. The best thing is that you can get hair removed from anywhere- hands, legs, face, underarms and also your bikini area.
  • The process is actually pretty speedy as compared to the amount of time you spend waxing.

Always choose a reputed source

These are some great reasons why you should consider laser hair removal. Just make sure than when you choose your clinic or equipment, you do your research. It should be a licensed clinic. Read up user reviews and check the certification of the staff. A reputed and professional laser hair removal clinic has many happy customers. You can discover the best light hair removal devices in Best Sellers if you want to try it out.

So, say goodbye to unwanted hair and show off your smooth skin today, with laser hair removal.

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