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  1. First Communion Dresses

    February 1, 2016 by barbara

    Communion is a big day for children and if you are looking for the perfect First Holy Communion dress for your child, well look no further than Jesusspeaktome.co.uk.  This UK-based online store as a wide selection of exquisite communion dresses that are of superior quality.

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    At Jesusspeaktome, their large selection of communion dresses are available in organza, tulle, chiffon and silk fabric, from sleeveless, cap-sleeve to short sleeve.  They are committed to quality in all their products and believe that girls deserve only the most beautiful dresses on their special day.

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    Isn’t this sleeveless empire communion dress pretty?

    Once you have selected a dress for your daughter, you may also want to browse through their collection of accessories and shoes to complete the look.

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    The comprehensive and angelic dresses at Jesusspeaktome are extremely affordable so you can shop without worrying about burning a hole in your pocket.  Hurry and check them out today. 


  2. Current Obsession : White Shirt And Denim

    February 1, 2016 by barbara

    Recently I am kinda obsessed with white shirt and denim.   What’s not to love about this classic style eh?  When I popped over at Zara yesterday, their mannequins were wearing white tops and denim!  It is such a versatile look.  You can wear complete the outfit with a statement necklace or a striking bag.   Here are what I saw at Zara yesterday.

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    Can’t wait till get my hands on these white tops.


  3. Shop For Affordable Wedding Dresses Online

    January 31, 2016 by barbara

    One of the most exciting days for many people is their wedding day.  The more popular months to get married are June through October.  The warm and sunny weather during these months make them a favourite time of the year to get married.  After setting the date of your big day, the next most important decision to make will be choosing your wedding dress.  Every bride wants to have a dress that leave them feeling like a million dollars and also look like a princess at the same time without having to dig deep into your pockets. Shopping for a wedding dress is a long process.

    Wedding dresses come in hundreds of shades of white. You can find “diamond white” which is also known as “silk white,” and light, medium, and dark ivory.  Diamond white, which is a little creamier, is the most popular choice and looks great with most complexions.   One such place where you can buy beautiful wedding dresses is at Dresswe. This professional online store specializes in wedding gowns, custom made dresses, special occasion dresses, party dresses and many more.

    Dresswe cheap wedding dresses are available in different categories such as Beach wedding dresses, Vintage wedding dresses, A-Line wedding dresses, Red Wedding dresses and many more.   It is very easy to shop at this fantastic website.  You can also choose dresses according to price range, silhouette, hemline and neckline.  It makes it easier for you to narrow down your search.

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    You can also find a huge range of cheap bridesmaid dresses at Dresswe.  They have their own factories and a team of professional tailors and workers ensuring the best quality before the dresses are shipped out.  They also have a team of knowledgeable and well-trained customer service team to handle all your enquiries.  Shipping is free when you purchase above $149.  Dresswe has a 7-day return/exchange policy.   If you are not 100% satisfied with the dress quality of your purchase from Dresswe.com, you can return or exchange your items within 7 days from the delivered date.

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    Right now, they are having a sale of up to 85% on some of the dresses.  So, hurry and check out Dresswe.com today for gorgeous gowns without having to spend a fortune.


  4. Nail Art For The Weekend

    January 29, 2016 by barbara

    So the last few days were busy for me as I have a party to attend this weekend.   A musician friend of mine is celebrating his birthday and we have asked him what he wanted for his birthday.  He told us a few thing that he really like at GC NAMM so we have been looking around.  Besides that, I was also checking out some nail art designs as I want to paint my nails for the party this weekend.   I have narrowed it down to the ones below :-

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    Do you often paint your nails?


  5. Unique Top for Women

    January 27, 2016 by barbara

    I came across this rather unique top at one of the online stores.  It is a white chiffon top with pleated collar. What caught my eye is the black collar.  I love the design of this collar.  The colour black stands out from the white top.  I am sure this top looks great with a pair of black culottes or denim.

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  6. These Present Ideas Are Perfect If You’re On A Budget

    January 23, 2016 by barbara

    It’s always difficult to buy someone a gift when you’re living on a budget. Particularly if this gift is for someone you care about who you want to know means a lot to you. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I think a lot of people are going to be dealing with this conundrum. Luckily the Thrifty Blogger is here to help you out! On this post, you’ll find some great ideas for gifts when you’re struggling to rub two coins together.

    Cheap Yet Personal

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    If you can’t afford an expensive present, you should instead look for something a little more personal. Handmade presents are a great example of this type of gift, and you can often find them online at amazing prices. Dunoon Mugs are beautifully crafted, but they are prices at under fifteen pounds. That’s incredible value and it’s the perfect gift if you want to make sure yours stands out from the rest. You can even choose the different illustrations printed on the fine bone china. It may not match the romance of Valentine’s Day, but it could be the perfect gift when Mother’s Day rolls around.

    Handmade By You

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    Failing that, you may want to make the gift yourself. If you have any skill in crafts, art or writing this idea may work quite well. For instance, you could make a card or collage for the person you are getting a gift for. Or, you may want to write a poem for them. If you can’t write poems, there’s an app for that. I kid you not. You can download an app that will write a unique poem based on lines from the classics. If they Google it, they won’t find your poem anywhere on the web. Even if they do find out what you did it’s still a wonderfully romantic gesture.

    Shopping Around
    If you’re on a budget and you have a gift that’s a little too expensive in mind, shop around. Typically, you’ll find some great deals on presents, particularly around special occasions. For instance, around Valentine’s Day, you can get big boxes filled with perfume and soaps. These are great value for money and won’t break your bank account.

    Meaningful To You
    Alternately, you could look for a present that is particularly meaningful to you. This might not be an expensive present but rather a gesture of feelings. You can use a gift like this to show how much you care about someone. For instance, if you’re getting your partner a gift, you could give them a treasured family heirloom. This is a big commitment so be certain you see a future with the person before giving away something meaningful to you.

    Meaningful To Them

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    Alternately you could look for a gift that is particularly meaningful to them. Perhaps they have a favourite poem? If that’s the case you can get it framed and it will make a beautiful present. Or, even song lyrics engraved on wood, could make a present they will treasure for an eternity.

    I hope you see now how many wonderful ideas there are for gifts. Even if you are dealing with a tight budget.


  7. Must-Have Bags In 2016

    January 22, 2016 by barbara

    Spring is not too far away.  Are you busy looking around for new bags this year?  Here are some bags which I really like.  Hope you like them too.

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    Medium Sailor Bag with Cord from Celine

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    Love this interesting bag from Marni.

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    Colourful Straw Bag from Dolce Gabbana.  Perfect for the hot season by the beach.

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    Gucci Tote Bag for the formal look

    What is your favourite pick?


  8. Gadgets That Will Make Life At Home Much Easier

    January 22, 2016 by barbara

    Let’s face it – living at home isn’t always easy. Even if your house is organized and have the house just the way you like, there is always a small problem that occurs that makes life hard work. For obvious reasons, no one wants to live in a property that is hard work, which is why it is about time you went shopping. Shopping is a great way to purchase all the gadgets and tech that will take care of the fine details and promote relaxation. Just imagine, with these gizmos you can spend more time on your sofa and less time running around. Bliss!

    Multi-Power Outlet

    No matter how many appliances you have at home, there never seems to be enough power outlets to go around. And, when that is the case, you spend ages fumbling around the house looking for an extension lead or a free socket. The result is that it takes you forever to plug the appliance in, or you end up leaving it miles away in the kitchen. The simple solution is to buy a power source with more than one outlet. That way, you can plug in several items at once without having to mess around. 

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    A Thermostat

    Do you already have a thermostat in your home? You may, but there are plenty of other homeowners that are behind the times. For the uninitiated, a thermostat is a small piece of tech that wirelessly connects syncs to your boiler or central heating system. When you want to make a change to the temperature, all you have to do is pick up the thermostat and press ‘up’ or ‘down’. Or, the thermostat will make the changes automatically. As a result, you can easily control the temperature of your house, and you don’t have to sweat profusely or freeze to death!

    Mobile Tablet Software

    In all honesty, this could mean any piece of software that you can install onto your mobile device. But, in this instance it means software that allows you to control your electrical appliances. Yes, you can hook your lights and your heating system up to your laptop or tablet and control it remotely from anywhere in the world. All you need is an Internet connection to make it happen. With this software, you have to stand up again! As long as you have the right device by your side, you can control almost every aspect of your home from the sofa or your bed. If that doesn’t make life easier, what will?

    Wheelchair Lift

    Obviously, if you are disabled you will most likely have a lift in your home. But, you don’t have to be disabled to need a wheelchair lift. In fact, you don’t even need to have trouble walking. Let me explain. If you experience difficulties with stairs, as in it takes you ages to get to the top, lift solutions are the perfect solution. Instead of having to plan your day in advance, you can sit in the lift or the chair and get escorted to the top. Alternatively, a lift is a good option if you think there is a certain element of danger. Small kids, for example, may struggle on the stairs, and a lift could act as a safety measure.

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    Ramps

    Stairs and steps are not just in one place – they are everywhere! If your home is elevated, there is a good chance that there are steps to get into the kitchen or any room in the house. Okay, so they may only be small steps, but they are a hassle. Again, if you have difficulty with steps or they are a safety issue, remove them and replace them with a ramp. Ramps make life easier because you can just walk through the house without a care in the world. You don’t have to worry about tackling the slightest incline because the incline is smooth and quite flat, which is so much better.

    A Clock

    Okay, so this may not be the most technological piece of kit that you will ever come across, but it doesn’t make it any less useful. In fact, a clock is one of the most useful pieces of tech in any home, so you need to make sure you have one. At the end of the day, you need organization and punctuality to make your life at home easier as without these two traits you are going to struggle. Thankfully, a humble clock promotes both qualities just by reminding you of the time. When you look up at it, you can plan your day so that you don’t have to rush around like a headless chicken!


  9. What You Need to Consider When Choosing Garden Furniture

    January 22, 2016 by barbara

    Your garden is a massive asset to the home, and you need to treat it as such. That means turning it into somewhere you can hang out and enjoy yourself. So it’s important to get plenty of garden furniture to help make it a little more homely. Here are some of the important things you need to consider when you’re choosing garden furniture.

    What are They Made Of?

    When you’re choosing furniture for the garden, you need to make sure you consider what it’s made of. It needs to be durable and weatherproof, without being too much of a hassle. So take a look at the range of Rattan garden furniture on offer to get ideas. You need to think carefully about the material and how it will be affected by being outside. You are going to be spending money sorting this out, so you have to make sure it’s something that is going to be a worthwhile investment

    What do You Need?

    The most important thing to think about is what sort of furniture you need for your garden. The way you do this is by considering what you will use the garden for. The standard types of garden furniture will be practical things like a table and chairs, perhaps an umbrella, and some seating. But then you need to think about other things as well. For example, you need to be aware that the garden is a very social part of the property, and you might want to have barbecues or garden parties. If this is the case, you need to ensure that you have a relaxation area with plenty of comfortable furniture. You might even consider getting a gazebo for the garden as well!

    How Much Space do You Have?

    It’s important to think about how much space you have in the home. This is something you need to give a lot of thought to when you plan for garden furniture. If you have a tiny garden then there’s no point getting large furniture. At the same time, if you have a huge garden, you need to have a fair amount of furniture. You should have some stuff that’s practical, and other pieces that are just for leisure. Think about the space you have; you might even want to make measurements before you get started. It’s essential to get this part right before you get started. If not, you’re going to find yourself with furniture that isn’t right for the garden.

    Are the Pieces Versatile?

    Another question you need to ask yourself is how versatile the pieces are. And this means what you can do with them. The best pieces of furniture are always the ones that double up as other things. You might find it more difficult to achieve this with garden furniture, but you should try if you can. Have a think about the most versatile pieces you might be able to use outside. Even furniture that contains a lot of storage space inside it would be a good bet.

    Choosing the furniture to go in your garden is one of the most important things you can do. You need to turn the garden into an active part of the home. It should be somewhere you like to spend a lot of time, and that you get a lot out of. So choosing the right furniture is the key to achieving all of this. Make sure you take the time to make the right decision about what you’re going to choose for the garden.

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  10. The must-have accessory in 2016

    January 20, 2016 by barbara

    I have been seeing a lot of choker necklaces lately.  This brings back memories.  Do you remember the 90’s? I had a black choker once and wore it with my dresses.  Yes, the choker trend is back! This delicate statement piece is getting more and more popular as we speak.  So how do we wear it?  We can layer the choker necklace with a longer necklace to give it a bohemian vibe, pair it with denim for the rocker style or just a simple tee and jeans.

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