Personalized Ornaments for Christmas

Time flies soooooo fast. It goes like super sonic speed. It seems that we only celebrated Christmas a few months back and now, we are more than halfway throughout the years. That means, Christmas is going to happen in a few months already!

That is something to think about. At least for me. You see, for the last five years that Dindin has been with us, we thought of making the most memorable Christmas memories with her. And well, it worked because she had always loved Christmas. And now that Siobe is with us, it is going to be more memorable because there is more love to go around. :d

So of course, we are going to put up a tree this year. But I am not sure if we are going to buy a new tree or we will still use the little ones that we always had. hihi. Then maybe we can have personalized decorations? Wow that would be lovely. I believe that for personalized ornaments, we can easily order them online. If not, then maybe I can do something at home, like make some DIY crafts. hihi

Ohhhhh I am uber-excited just thinking about it! hihihi

Advance Merry Christmas! :D

The 5 Essential Elements of a Bachelorette Party

They popped the question! You said yes! Yay! Now it’s time to move on to the next important step – and no, who cares about the wedding – it’s time to plan your Bachelorette party! Basically, the most important thing you can do no matter who the bride is is to stay true to their individual spirit. Once you have that defined, the next five steps will be the icing on the (pre-wedding) cake.

Venue

Obviously you can’t have a bachelorette party if you don’t have a venue. So, step one; choose the location. This will come down to the personality of the bride and the theme of the event, so keep that in mind. Is it a night or daytime affair? Do you want one or more venues? Do you want food and drink at once place? Outside or indoors? How many guests are you inviting? Finding the perfect location to suit the theme is imperative.

Sexual vibes

Now, everyone knows the deal. A bachelorette party is meant to be a single lady’s final night of freedom. Regardless of the bride’s personality, there are cute, sexy, or risqué ways to add a bit of sexuality to any party. Novelty items, demonstrations, and costumes are all a great, fun way to spice things up. If you feel like you’re in over your head,
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Activities

Every party needs an itinerary of sorts, and a bachelorette celebration is absolutely no different. No matter the magnitude of the event, it’s always necessary to have a few activities lined up to entertain the bride and her guests. Whether they’re relatively PG quizzes about how well the bride knows the groom, or more sexual like a strip tease – the activities will make the party. Organise a few, and watch the fun unfold.

Menu and Drinks

Bachelorette parties are often seen as a cliché event full of genitalia themed straws – but in today’s world you have a million more options (in addition to that). No matter what the theme, planning the menu and drinks ahead of time is an essential choice. Whether you want personalised cupcakes and cocktails, a wine tasting and cheese platter, or a sit down meal, the menu you plan will bring together the whole event and give people a great opportunity to mingle.

Guest List

Finally, the last thing you need to organise in order to ensure the success of your bachelorette party is the guest list. Obviously this will revolve around the general shenanigans involved and how comfortable you are with everyone being included. For example, if your future mother-in-law is a religious individual, you probably don’t want to invite her to a party with a stripper. Likewise, if you’re going for a more conservative vibe you’re not going to want your crazy friend from university at an afternoon high tea.

Hopefully, the above five steps will ensure your route on the way to marriage goes incredibly smoothly. Just remember – make it about the bride first, and then work out the specifics.

Handy Tips to Prevent Clogging Your Drains

Our bathroom drain was clogged last time not because of things but because of the mucky water that came out of our faucet. Thanks to BACIWA. :(

Over the course of a busy day, the state of your kitchen sink might be the last thing on your mind, but when left unchecked a clogged drain can turn into a virtual sinkhole of time and money. Fortunately there is a solution. Follow these handy tips to prevent drain clogging before it becomes an issue, so you won’t waste time and money later.

Dispose of Materials Separately

Grease, paper, food, hair and bath salts – these materials do not belong in a drain, but somehow they manage to find their way into the plumbing. The problem is that these materials are some of the most common causes of drain clogging. Save yourself a serious headache down the track and take the time to dispose of these materials separately, before your kitchen or bathroom sink becomes clogged.

Hot Water

A little bit of hot water can loosen built-up sediment in your drain and dislodge grime. Simply pour some hot water down your drain regularly and you can easily minimise the occurrence of clogging. Make this a part of your day to day cleaning routine and you’ll be surprised how effective this simple, regular measure can be. If you need a bit of extra help removing the extra grime, white vinegar and baking soda work a treat.

Sink Stoppers and Drain Screens

These must-have items proved another great way to stop drain clogging before it becomes a plumbing job. Employ the sue of sink stoppers and drain screens to pick up solid residue and sediments that could potentially build up and cause clogging when passed into your drain system. Be sure to clean these items regularly to maximise their effectiveness.

Plunging

The dreaded plunger might not be the most desirable tool in your cleaning arsenal, but making a quick, casual plunge an element of your regularly cleaning schedule can save you a huge amount of time and stress down the track. Regular plunging helps dislodge materials that have already made their way into your drain system, so you don’t have to worry about them causing a dreaded clog down the track.

Commercials Cleaning Products

An overreliance on commercial cleaning products can become expensive, but sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. Commercial cleaning products provide an effective solution to heavy-duty drain clogs and provide a viable last-measure alternative before you bring a professional in. Be sure to choose your products judiciously and try to avoid toxic and potentially hazardous materials.

Cleaning your drain can seem like an annoying chore, but regular maintenance is essential if you want to avoid clogs and keep it functional and working. Despite this, from time to time you may find yourself in a situation where you need the expertise of a plumbing professional like Hall & Baum to get your drain unclogged and working again. Do you have any other drain unclogging tips you would like to share? What do you think is the most effective technique to your drain functional? Leave your comments in the section below.