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Wedding Day Memories

Posted on | April 20, 2014 | No Comments

When it comes to good wedding photography, it’s not just a case of creativity and technical ability – there are many other aspects that help good Orange County wedding photographers, like those at www.snapknot.com, truly capture the essence and emotion of a perfect wedding day. Couples spend a lot of time and money planning for their wedding and the most lasting memento they take with them is their wedding album. Choosing the right wedding photographer is not a decision that should be taken lightly – your wedding day is something that cannot be redone.

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Boys skate brands on sale

Posted on | April 1, 2014 | No Comments

Spring is definitely about change and fresh starts for me. We are hoping to move very soon, looking to buy our first mini-van (!), I’m drumming up a new blog project, and of course working to revamp my wardrobe. Zulily is one of the sites I check often for deals on plus-size clothing, working to update my look as I’m also working to transform this post-baby body. Zulily is, of course, also an great place to find deals on kids clothes. Right now, you’ll find skate brands Etnies and RVCA on sale. I would love to stock Sebastian’s entire spring wardrobe with these adorable pieces. (I even found a couple pairs of DC shoes hiding in the Etnies section.)

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RVCA button-upRVCA tankEtnies sneakerDC neon sneaker

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5 Ways to Remodel Your Kitchen

Posted on | March 31, 2014 | No Comments

Tired of slaving over a hot stove that never changes? Consider these five remodeling ideas that will breathe new life into your kitchen without bankrupting you in the process. You need to save some money for all those fancy cheeses, after all!

1: Let There Be Light

Add a few hanging pendant lights over your kitchen island to give the room a stylish, sophisticated look. You might also consider accent lighting around the cupboards or a skylight in the ceiling for bright natural sunshine.

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What to do if your child suffers a burn

Posted on | March 28, 2014 | No Comments

Kids can burn themselves from the most simple of things. By washing their hands under a tap that is too hot to accidentally spilling a cup of tea, burns can occur at anytime in your home. It is a fact that burns are the most common accidents that can occur during childhood. The thing that makes babies, toddlers and young children more likely to have accidents is that they are extremely curious little things with sensitive skin, so they need that little bit of extra protection and care.

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The Eco Chef- How to Eat Well and Protect the Environment

Posted on | March 28, 2014 | No Comments

These days there are plenty of resources and ideas that can help us to ‘go eco’ at home. The ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ mantra works really well when it comes to waste, but how can we go eco with our cooking? It may seem like more of a challenge, but there are in fact a number of ways to save energy when preparing meals in the kitchen. From shopping local to trying out a slow cooker, these handy hints will help you on your way towards green gastronomy. 

Buy Local Produce

The carbon footprint of cooking starts with food miles. How much energy has been used to transport your food? By shopping local we can greatly reduce our food’s carbon footprint, and help to support the local economy while we’re at it. Farmer’s markets, local grocers, and community agriculture projects are three options when it comes to sourcing local food. It’s tricky to buy everything locally, but fruit, veg, cheese and meat are always excellent starting points. Eating what’s in season can also be a fun challenge that inspires us to try new recipes and ingredients. Buying food grown using organic methods is also the right path.

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