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Will Your V-Day Proposal Lead to a Fall Wedding?

So you’ve decided to pop the question on Valentine’s Day. Aaw…a true romantic (not much in the way of imagination, however…it’s been done, buddy). Nonetheless, a Valentine themed proposal could lead to an autumn themed wedding. Bigger plans have been made in less time, rest assured (our maid of honor and best man put our entire fall wedding, reception and honeymoon together in just 3 months!).

The Most Colorful Time of the Year

Christmas may have the distinction of being ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but autumn wins out in the colorful category. Incorporate as many of those fall colors as possible into not only your beautiful

autumn wedding invitations, but into the wedding itself for the most vibrantly memorable ceremony ever. Believe it or not there are even wedding rings centered around the fall theme. By doing a search for ‘fall wedding ideas’ you will be bombarded by a plethora of autumn concepts for everything from rings to wardrobe. Possibly you might have done the same for ideas regarding wedding proposals instead of going with the tired old V-Day thing—but I digress.

Seasons and Holidays

Seasonal or holiday centered themes are easy to work with. The colors are usually all ready decided upon (green and red-Christmas; red and white-Valentine’s Day; oranges, yellows and reds-autumn and so on) so that makes it a bit easier right off the bat. Seasons and holidays are relatively self evident when it comes to themes or concepts as well. Nobody ever said you had to stick to tradition either. Use a little imagination when it comes to the ceremony, the Junior Bridesmaid dresses,  the pictures and/or the reception. You can have a wedding that will be the same old same old in everyone’s eyes or you can have a wedding to remember.

It doesn’t necessarily take that much more money to create the most memorable event of your lives…just the right circumstances and a little bit of creativity.

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Romance and Football

There are more NFL fans in the world today than ever before, but sadly, when football season arrives more wives, spouses and significant others turn into NFL widows as their loved ones engage in watching the latest NFL games on television or the internet. To avoid becoming an NFL widow this season anyone who wants to be a part of their husband, wife or partners passion for the NFL should consider doing the following.

Go With Them To A Game

The first step to showing your loved one that you care about their passion for the NFL is to offer to go to an NFL game with them, especially if they just came home with Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets; for many people the thought of going to an NFL game seems like the last thing in the world that they want to do, but in reality it can be the best time ever. You will be surrounded by thousands of fans, all who want to have a good time and you will be with your loved one, supporting their passion and what could be better?

If the NFL game does get a little boring the solution to the problem is to bring your iPod or personal music device and mobile phone that way you always have something to fall back on until the game is over.

Make TV Games Fun

For those nights when your spouse or partner are watching NFL games at home and you’re watching the game with them try celebrating every touchdown or reception that’s made for your loved ones team by giving him (or her) a quick kiss; this strategy will prove to be effective and ultimately lead to getting your loved one to focus their attention more on you than the game.

More Than Fantasy Football

Another great way to avoid the “blahs” that can come with a typical NFL season is to make it interesting by offering to watch games in a hot tub with your loved one or try forming your own fantasy football league with your spouse or partner where for each touchdown or interception you or your spouse must volunteer to fulfill any fantasy that either of you may have at the time. And when football is over, make sure you have access to other shows using your Apple TV 3.

Show Your Loved One The Healthy Way to Weigh

Valentine’s Day is a tricky one. It can be a lonely day if you’re single, but having a spouse or a significant other can also bring its own set of problems. The big question, of course, is what to get your loved one for this unofficial holiday. Flowers for a woman perhaps, and something like a small stuffed animal that shows affection, but is not too deep or scary for a man. These are just the opening gifts.

More Gifts?

Dinner at a nice quiet restaurant is a tender expression of closeness. Or even cooking something new at home can set the right mood. What if one half of the couple is trying to lose weight. What then? Chocolates are certainly out of the question and so are sweets of just about any kind.

You can demonstrate heartfelt caring perhaps by cooking your partner a low calorie dish that’s very tasty. You could even add goji berry for added flavor and texture. And, when that face across the table asks what it is, you can tell him or her that it’s something from China that is full of vitamins and minerals and amino acids and people are using it to lose weight. Those things are true, and you can also say that the little valentine red berry, also promotes a feeling of wellbeing and provides natural energy without caffeine.

Valentine’s Day Is Easy

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be a laid back day, if you prepare everything before hand. If you’re helping your loved one lose weight, then you should do it everyday, even on one of the biggest chocolate days of the year. There are so many foods out there that have great flavor and are low calorie that this should not be the day that anyone has to break their diet.

The Internet has tons of information available and you should be able to find a perfect and simple recipe for the one you love. You could also find apps for weight loss by officially unlocking your iPhone 5.   Low calorie dishes are easy to make and just as easy and fun to eat as the high-density food that most of us were brought up on.

Build An Eco Friendly Love Nest

If you are considering a new vacation home so that you and the love of your life can hide from the rest of the world, every once in awhile, you may want to consider looking at eco friendly homes, before you make your final decision. There are plenty of floor plans to choose from and the prices are generally set, before the construction begins, which keeps you from dealing with surprises when it comes time to pay.  And if there are any surprises along the way, consider a payday loan. Add that to the fact that these homes are generally able to save you some money and you will quickly see why so many people are turning to modular homes.

Getting Away

Every day, each of us struggle with the stress of daily life. We deal with our jobs, our bills, our family…even our friends can sometimes be a bit too much for us. It is no secret that stress can build up and cause physical health problems that aren’t always easy to deal with. Not to mention, the stress also takes a toll on your emotional well being and can begin to seep into other aspects of your life.

If you have ever been distracted at work because you were busy thinking about a fight you had with your best friend, you know exactly how that seepage can affect you. It is important to find time to get away every once in awhile, not to avoid your problems, but so that you are better prepared to deal with them.

A Place To Hide

Building a place for you and the love of your life to retreat when things get too stressful is a perfect way to make sure you maintain your sanity, while also building upon your relationship. Rather than finding a home that has been broken in by someone else, why not have your retreat built the way you want it?

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While you are at it, you should consider a modular home. They are less expensive than most custom built homes and are better for the environment. From the rain collection that serves as a water source to the minimal use of natural resources to build the love nest, you are not only helping yourself by having one of these homes built, you are helping the environment.

Buying a home that has already been built is great, but having an eco friendly home custom built is even better. It will be a place that you and your loved one will know that is yours and yours alone. You will know that every memory that you make in your retreat will be the first that the home has ever known. In the end, your eco friendly getaway will help you and the planet.

Don’t Let Hair Loss Interfere With Love

You are looking forward to dinner and dancing this Valentine’s Day with your boyfriend of one-year. On your first date you had thick, bouncy hair. In the last few months, however, you have experienced significant hair loss. It is becoming harder to hide it through styling and you are becoming more anxious by the day.

Hair Loss Has Various Causes

For many hair loss sufferers, the reason for their hair loss is linked to genealogy. There are many things we inherit from our ancestors, eye color, hair texture, and body shape. You can add hair loss to that list of inherited traits. More likely than not, your mother or grandmother started losing their hair at your age. Whether due to hormonal changes like menopause to tightly worn ponytails causing traction alopecia, DNA can provide the reason for hair loss.

More serious conditions like lupus, hyper and hypothyroidism, polycystic syndrome, and cancer all can contribute to hair loss. When patients undergo chemotherapy to eradicate cancer cells, telogen effluvium can result. This occurs when huge amounts of hairs enter the resting phase causing massive shedding, followed by thinning. Some medications for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol can produce hair loss. Any hormone replacement drugs, steroids, and acne medications can negatively affect hair growth.

Finding A Solution To Hair Loss

When a dermatologist or hair follicle specialist consults with you to diagnose the cause of your hair loss, he develops an individualized hair loss solution. The doctor conducts various tests determining whether you suffer from alopecia or other clinical issues. Even if you have inherited hair loss from a relative that does not automatically mean the cause is identical. Just like everyone has individual traits, our medical conditions and solutions are unique.

Once the specialist determines what your symptoms mean and diagnoses the cause, then it is time to decide your course of treatment. He will give you various options for the best possible outcome. You must decide if you want a quicker treatment or one taking months to a year to see results. Will you prefer to go the route of over-the-counter creams rubbed on your scalp daily? If you are too busy or not disciplined enough to follow such a regimen, perhaps this treatment is not for you. Maybe getting  hair cuts could help you style your hair better to where it’s not so noticeable.

If you want a permanent solution and have the money to fork out to a transplant center promising instant results, this may fit better. Or if time is of the essence, a cute wig will suffice. You want this first Valentine’s Day together to be special and not marred by hair loss. Once you make your choice, an enjoyable night together is assured, hair and all.

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When To Know The Relationship Has Ended

Have you ever known someone who could not let go? Perhaps you had a borderline suicidal boyfriend or girlfriend just at the thought your relationship was over. There are many reasons that people continue hanging on when it is clear the thread is about to give way.

Unhealthy Reasons For Relationships

People get into relationships for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it is purely based on physical attributes, a pretty face or washboard abs. Others look for a replacement for a missing dad or neglectful mother. Some people leave failed love experiences quickly falling into others, not analyzing what went wrong. There are certain people who are just no good at being alone. In fact they are downright allergic to the status of being completely single. Premarital Counseling sometimes helps engaged couples that seek to iron out deep-seated issues prior to marriage. This may help prevent divorces after marriage by opening all wounds ahead of time.

In some relationships you find the woman or man, particularly women who totally engross themselves in that person. They live and breathe for them, neglecting to do something for themselves. Enjoying a hobby, quietly reading books, spending time with girlfriends, volunteer work, all serve as healthy extensions of us. It is important to being a whole person, not just half of a relationship.

Reasons For Clinging And Viable Solutions

There are definitive signals a relationship has run its course. If you have tried counseling or taking to each other without success, it is time to go. You can also get a clairvoyant psychic reading to help you cope with the relationship being over. When neither of you receives mutual benefits from then you probably on shaky ground. A memorial service for this once vibrant love story will soon unfold. It is unhealthy to cling to the memories, desperately propping up feelings of yesterday. Being fearful and insecure about leaving is natural, but should be ignored.

Here are the telltale signs to fold up your tent on your relationship:

You are unhappy, not getting what you need from it.
Communication is impossible.
You dread intimacy and spending time alone.
Spending too much time trying to change your partner.
Comparing your loved one to others won’t work.
You have stopped laughing together.
You have stopped feeling good about yourself.

If more than one of these signs sounds like your relationship, move on. Don’t second-guess your decision. Get some ice cream, rent a movie, allow yourself a good cry, and then pick yourself up. The world is your oyster. This is not the first break-up in civilization and will not be the last. Enjoy spending time alone and learning about yourself. That way the next person you choose may be a better fit.

Last Minute Valentine Shopping Ideas

No matter how much your significant other loves clothes or if you are one of those shop till you drop individuals that really gets all jazzed up running around from store to store… to store… no one ever needs to feel like they are frittering away time that could be well spent doing something else.  And, sometimes that’s what a shopping trip can turn into.

Save While You Buy

There is of course a great way to avoid that in this day and age of high technology.  Not only can you see more clothing from more manufacturers but you can do it in less time and spend less money by finding online clothing.  What that means for you is that you can have plenty of time to shop around for the perfect Valentine’s Day card.  Although truth be told, you can find those online as well and either send them through email or make them yourself on your home printer.  The whole thing is a win-win situation. Today’s business woman, wife, mother, loving boyfriends and husbands, sons and daughters and even college students are taking full advantage of the convenience of boutique shopping at home.

Shopping Online Doesn’t Just Save Time

It’s important for online stores to get as many shoppers as they can – that’s their bread and butter. Someone had to sit behind a desk and think to themselves ‘how can I make online shopping even more attractive than it already is?’  A daunting task when you consider how attractive online shopping is all by itself.

We already discussed the saving time and money and the other simplistic convenience of it.  Until gas prices come back down again… If ever… Driving around from store to store will add to the price tag of any dress, outfits for accessories that you shop for if you don’t shop online.  So in order to make something exceptionally desirable even more so, online stores offer something that you can’t get at the other stores.  Namely… Online savings.

Through exclusive coupons, coupon codes and sales online stores can offer you savings that are not extended to people shopping out on the streets and in the malls.  Sometimes free shipping is involved and express shipping for those who really did wait until the last minute to get that all-important Valentine’s Day gift.

Valentine’s Day Themed Baby Showers

Are you planning a baby shower?  If so, then you might want to consider a Valentine’s Day theme.  Every shower needs a theme.  There is no better way to express your love for the baby on the way, than with Valentine’s Day in the mix.  Here is a guide to help you make the most of this occasion.

Consider The Sex

The sex of the baby is an important factor for your themed shower.  If you are having a girl, this theme makes perfect sense.  You can shower the mom to be with lots of pink items.  However, it is not as easy with a boy.  This does not mean you have to opt out of this theme.  Instead, get creative.  Use more red with your décor and look for a masculine color that pairs well with it.

Food

When it comes to food, chocolate is the way to go.  Women love chocolate and you can easily please the mother-to-be and the guests with an array of Valentine’s Day related chocolates.  You can even provide chocolates as a favor to your guests.  If you have time, you might even want to make the chocolate items you serve.  Chocolate heart cake pops are a great accent to any party.  Plus, they look cute.

Games

Finally, make sure to plan games that incorporate your Valentine’s Day theme.  For example, you could pin the heart on the baby for a cute game.  You could also come up with cute sayings for conversation hearts that involve the baby on the way.  This is a great interactive activity.  It also serves as a great keepsake that the mother can show to the child when he or she gets older.  If you need help coming up with ideas for games, look online.  You can get inspiration from Valentine’s Day events and other showers.  Both will be a great starting point.

Have fun planning your Valentine’s Day shower.  It is a great opportunity for you to shower the mom and future baby with a lot of love and excitement.  Get some flowers and some chocolate and enjoy the festivities. And find her the perfect gift at by visiting Splendid Littles.

Be Her Tech Hero

So you got yourself a girlfriend. Awesome. You two crazy kids are probably texting back and forth until your fingers are sore. That could cost a lot. Of course that could depend on her particular cell phone service provider.

Are You Technically Inclined?

You may have seen advertisements the claim their software can jailbreak or unlock iPhone now. It is true, there is a way to unlock iPhone codes so that you and your girlfriend can go with any provider you see fit. Jailbreaking an iPhone 5c is mostly done so you can play games that are not from the Apple store. But, unlocking is primarily about choosing your provider. Different providers do, after all, offer different texting rates, calling minutes, app options and more. Wikipedia has a little blurb on unlocking your smart phone but by Googling it you can find a font of information on the how and where of it all. Be careful how you go about it or you could mess up your phone instead of unlocking it. Make sure that wherever it is that you get your information, it’s a reliable source.

Communicate and Play

Not only can you talk and text on your iPhone, you can play any number of games together or apart. News flashes, sports updates, even the Internet can be accessed so that you and your iPhone may end up being as inseparable as you and your new favorite person.  And with the new iPhone 6 coming soon you might be able to get a nice discount on the current model.

There’s also a way to make your favorite picture of her your phone’s wallpaper.

Plan a V-Day Getaway

As 2011 is winding down, now is the right time to start planning for Valentine’s Day 2012. If you’re struggling with trying to think of what you should do for your significant other for next year’s Valentine’s Day, the solution to the problem is to take them away for a Valentine’s Day getaway.

Where to Go and What to Do

Before planning a getaway to just any destination, make sure that you take the time to speak with your spouse or significant other to find out what their ideal getaway destination would be by asking them the following questions:

  • Would they like an active getaway where you two can do things together?
  • Do they want a getaway where there’s plenty of time to relax in a lounge chair while they sip on an adult beverage?
  • Are beautiful views important to them? Do they want to travel to a destination where they can see new things that they haven’t seen before? A cruise would be the perfect option that this type of getaway because you will be able to see more than one destination in the shortest period of time.

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Vacation Time

Since Valentine’s Day 2012 is going to be on a Tuesday, why not take off on Monday and Tuesday so you can get away for a four day weekend? Before planning this type of getaway make sure that you have the vacation time for getting away and, if possible, reserve the vacation time with your spouse’s employer too just to make sure that they have time to get away as well too.

Cost

During the economic recession there are more opportunities than ever before to go on a great vacation getaway for under $500. You can find great deals on vacation getaways online through websites using a search such as cheap cruise holidays 2012.