Thursday, February 28, 2013

Save The Date: Unique and Cute Ideas

When you are looking at Save the Date ideas, you want to create something that represents who you two are. Think of it as a physical and mailable piece of you two :) With each wedding season, couples continue to think of new and unique designs for their Save The Dates however the variety available to couples is immense! No matter your budget, there is a design that is both pocket friendly and eye catching.

Classic Save The Date Invitations: These save the dates are a perfect and simple way to invite your guests, stay within a small budget, and still be visually appealing. The great thing about these invitations is that you can have them either professionally done or completed at home. If you decide to DIY, go to a stationary store (even Target has nice pre-made stationary for occasions like this) and purchase a design that you like. You can insert these into your printer and print directly onto it. OR if you are feeling a little bit creative, try your hand at calligraphy. I don't advise this if you have a large guest list like I do! Eek! Want a bow? Go to your local fabric store and select the bow material and any embellishments you would like to add. Take your time, do some research, but this is definitely an option for any budget.


Retro Save The Date Invitations: This is where creative thinking plays a huge part! You have to remember that save the date ideas are only limited to your imagination. What can you think of? Do you both have something just says "you two?!"For example, my fiance and I are going to make our save the date like San Francisco 49er Football tickets with us picture in the front going head to head. Have fun with it! These two ideas below are so cute!! A flip book! You can do a journey of major moments in your life, funny moments, the proposal! Whatever your heart desires.

Destination Save The Date Invitations: Going somewhere specific? The beach? Italy? Mexico? Opt to do a destination themed save the date. Can't think of anything? Create a mock passport that details the "passengers" (aka you two!) and provide the details of where your guests will be meeting you two!

Unique Save The Date Invitations: Whoever thought of these were just brilliant! these are so cute and affordable! The blocks act as multiple messages as you can rotate the squares to create a whole new message. The photo strip is so simple and informative yet creative and cute! And the puzzle pieces are interactive. Definitely awesome!


 No matter what you decide on, you have to remember that this is such a small part of the wedding. Do not get your head wrapped too much around this and spend unnecessary time thinking of the "perfect" save the date. Let your guests know when and where your wonderful day is happening and leave it at that. Focus on making the party fun and memorable!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dealing With Dandruff

     And we have come to the end of February! Wow, this month went by extremely fast. I hope you guys make this week worthwhile. In today's blow we're going to be talking about how to get rid of dandruff. Dandruff is something anyone can experience, sometimes you can get it on the second or third day of not washing your hair (and once you wash it, it is gone). Other times it maybe because you over wash your hair, honestly, it all depends.  Getting rid of dandruff is not always easy and sometimes it becomes a constant battle between you and those unappealing flakes. Here are a couple of ways how to combat the flakes.
Hot Oil: Alright, this method sounds super strange but it's very effective, cheap, and easy. All you need to do is heat up olive oil and macadamia oil together, and apply the mixture ( make sure it's not super-hot of course). Make sure you apply it all over.  Once you're ready to take it off you'll notice that all those unwanted flakes will fall out. This method however is not always the easiest to take out because oil can be super greasy, even when mixed with water. Therefore if you're going to follow this method, make sure to wash your hair very well. 
Methi Seeds: Methi seeds are great for treating dandruff. First of all grind the seeds and mix them with water, later strain the seed from the mixture. Once you have done this apply it to your scalp and keep it in for a couple of hours. you may choose to tie up your hair or wrap a towel for greater results. A lot of people also like using it as rinsing water after washing their hair.
Apples: Apples are not only tasty but they are super good for the skin, which means, they are also very good for the scalp. The reason why apples are good for the skin is because they help get rid of dead skin cells, aka dandruff. With this remedy all you need is pure apple juice mixed with water. Leave in the mixture for 15 mins and then rinse it off. This is one of the best methods to treat unwanted flakes. If you do this a couple of times a week I can guarantee you, you will see and feel the difference.
    Okay ladies, those are all the tips I have for you today.  There are many ways to treat dandruff without spending money on expensive shampoos. Always remember there are numerous amount of people deal with dandruff, so don't be embarrassed by it. It can only be embarrassing if you do nothing about it.