This was given to us at our pre-cana classes at St. Gabriel Parish in Concord, Ohio. This is a great idea for First Communion parties, weddings, and more! Change up the wrapping to go with your particular event
Atlantic City, New Jersey has something for everyone. The only traveler that should avoid this area is someone looking for solitude. The boardwalk has lots of shops, restaurants, casinos, and attractions. Be sure to bring your tennis shoes, you will be doing a lot of walking!
The beach area is very large and so there is plenty of room to spread out a few beach blankets and chairs. As with any body of water, keep a close eye on little ones the rip currents are very dangerous. Be sure to bring your umbrella as well, even on a cloudy day the sun is very strong.
We stayed at the Carisbrooke Inn in Ventnor, New Jersey. It is a beautiful bed and breakfast with some rooms in a cottage across the street. We got a fantastic deal off Living Social and chose a deluxe room. The deluxe room included a stove, microwave, sink, and refrigerator. The room was a little more spacious than the others as well. The rooms are decorated well with lots of antiques and artwork. A delicious breakfast is served every morning and appetizers in the afternoon. The staff is friendly and helpful.
While staying at the Carisbrooke Inn you can also use their beach chairs down by the water and take advantage of their DVD library.
During our stay we met lots of other friendly guests and had great conversation during each breakfast.
Lake Placid, New York is amazing. Beautiful mountain scenery and lots to do make this the perfect summer getaway. The town is busiest in the summer months right after school lets out. The winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid in 1932 and 1980. There are lots of places of interest involving the Olympics including everything from ski jumps to toboggan chutes and museums.
Main street is full of cute boutiques and specialty shops as well as night life. The locals are very friendly and will be happy to help you with any directions or advice on what to do. The finger lakes region is nearby and the area offers wonderful wine.
From the adventurous hiker to new-found outdoors-man there are lots of activities. Fishing, hiking, kayaking, hunting, white water rafting, and biking are just a few of the summer time activities. The rivers are full of trout and fly fishing is very popular. In the winter there is skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and snowmobiling.
Here are some tips we learned on our trip:
Wine tastings- Goose Watch and Swedish Hill are great wineries. Purchase a wine glass for $5 at one of the wineries and try six wines. Then head over to the other winery to try six more for only $1.
Restaurants- Lisa G’s has a .50 cent wing night every Monday. Tail O’ the Pup has a delicious barbecue and eclectic atmosphere. If you are looking for something upscale, and worth your money, The Hungry Trout is for you.
Hiking- High Falls Gorge is a beautiful site with a large waterfall. There is a $10.95 admission fee. Owl’s Head Mountain is perfect first climb for young hikers. For more hiking information, check out Adk.org
Shopping- All along Main Street and in Saranac Lake there are lots of fantastic shops. If you are looking for a deal there are some great thrift stores as well.
1. If you know you are going to want to remove your acrylics or grow them out, ask for a french manicure at your last service. Be sure to ask for a very neutral base and white tips.
2. Go to any Sally’s location and pick up a “Beauty Secrets” black emery board #169400.
3. Let the acrylic grow out and as it gets too long file your nails down using the emery board. The emery board has a high grit, and it is perfect for acrylics. However, do not attempt to use this on your natural nails, the board will cause your nails to split.
4. Be sure to round the corners of your nail using the file to achieve a natural look.
5. Be patient, and wait until the acrylic is almost completely grown out before removing the acrylic with acetone.
Choosing your hair and makeup on your wedding day is a very important decision. Your hair is like your wedding dress. It should be timeless, go with your style, and feel comfortable to you.
Be sure to get a “trial run” of you hair and makeup at least two weeks before your big day. Bring any images of styles you like, any accessories, and your veil. Keep in mind you want to look like a polished version of yourself.
The day of your wedding, be sure to bring your veil freshly steamed and take some Tylenol if you are going to be having a ton of bobby pins put into your hair. (You do not want to start off your big day with a headache)
Different dress styles call for different hairstyles. Below are some great ideas, but feel free to mix and match. Only you know what will make you feel the most beautiful.
One Shoulder Dress- A side hair style that is going towards the opposite side of where your shoulder strap is will help to balance out your entire look.
Sweetheart neckline- An all up style with a small amount of height looks fabulous with this style.
Strapless- A half up half down style is very flattering with this style since your shoulders will be bare.
Simple and Short- The waterfall braid with long curls compliments this casual look very well. A cute birdcage veil or vintage headpiece also looks great with this style.