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Holiday gifts and Christmas presents tips for babies

Holiday gifts and Christmas presents tips for babies

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Depending on their age during their first holiday season, many infants may not have an understanding of what is going on. Therefore, giving a Christmas present that will help the baby's parents to care for him or her is a great idea. These holiday gift ideas help parents to entertain their baby, keep the baby clothed or can be keepsakes to preserve memories of infancy and childhood. One thing to remember is to avoid basic infant care items, except for clothes, unless the parent has expressly asked for them. It is likely that most parents received strollers, high chairs, baby carriers and other newborn items for gifts before or right after the baby was born. Christmas Presents for Babies that Entertain Parents need toys for their baby that will keep them happy and keep their at...
How to host stress-free Thanksgiving

How to host stress-free Thanksgiving

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Often, the holidays are filled with errands, shopping and road trips to parties with loved ones where gifts are given and dishes are passed. To the naked eye, these things can bring warm memories of happy holidays of the past. To a vast number of people, the idea of the hectic holiday season brings feelings of anxiety and stress, draining any or all enjoyment from what should be a time for celebrating the old, and creating the new traditions with friends and family. A little time spent planning ahead can make hosting the Thanksgiving holiday a snap. Cook Ahead Rather than spending all morning and possibly even all afternoon in the kitchen, leaving almost no time to relax or perhaps catch the football game, set aside the day before Thanksgiving for preparing the side dishes that can b...
How to change shopping habits in recession

How to change shopping habits in recession

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There is no telling when it will happen; that light-bulb moment, when a woman finally realizes, although she has a closet full of clothes, she still has nothing to wear! For a lucky some this happens in their late 20s or early 30s— but for many, it happens around our 40s when it dawns on us that we can no longer get away with a lot of wacky seasonal trends and carrying off much of today’s cheap, disposable fashion. That light bulb moment, when it comes, is a realization that looking good is less about fashion and more about style and glamour. It is about looking at our overstuffed wardrobe, and discovering that by spending money on badly made and ethically dubious clothing, many of our garments have a short life span, are not particularly versatile, and don’t give us the wardrobe...
Playing with Trucks is More Than Just Fun

Playing with Trucks is More Than Just Fun

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It’s common for kids to become attached to a certain toy, or a specific type of toys. Most of us have probably met at least one kiddo who seems obsessed with vehicles — getting excited to see full-scale vehicles on the street and ride in them, as well as to play extensively with toy models. As adults, we might wonder whether children would enjoy mixing up their interests more. Many of us have said something along the lines of, “Taylor, you played with the trucks last week. Would you like to try playing with a lion or tiger this week?” Parents and caretakers may even find themselves worrying that such repetitive play is doing little to help their children learn and grow. But, quite the contrary, playing with vehicles — for this example let’s use trucks — is more than just fun; it’...
Layering jewelry on black and white garments

Layering jewelry on black and white garments

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Of course, there are really no new trends in jewelry or clothing. In the case of jewelry, prehistoric amulets and adornments have migrated and mutated through the centuries. Different fabrication methods and arrangements have been added in as time progresses but the basic article remains the same. While layering has been a top trend lately, the use of layering dates back centuries. Look at some portraits of Marie Antoinette – she was quite the layering whiz. Ditto portraits of English royalty from the 18th century. Layering Necklaces for Black and White Garments Black and white garments are awesome as they can be used as a blank canvas. Just about anything goes on these two colors and they also make an easy transition from office to party. Gold jewelry looks particularly good ...
Funny Halloween costume tips for female groups

Funny Halloween costume tips for female groups

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Funny Halloween costumes make everyone smile and clever outfits based around female pop groups can be used throughout the year, not just during the scary season. Choose a well-known band from the past or present to make an entrance as a group of 3, 4 or 5 women. Members of the opposite sex may also want to use these ideas as suggestions for dressing up in drag! Amusing Halloween Costumes for Women Here are some innovative ideas on fancy dress costumes for Halloween or any other time of year based around female pop groups. Spice Girls – perfect for a group of 5 women. Pick a favorite spice girl character whether Scary, Baby, Posh, Ginger or Sporty spice. Make a costume out of thin cardboard curved around the body to imitate a spice jar adding soft foam at the top to serve as th...