Infographic on The History of Weddings

Did you know that they giving of wedding presents began over in France, somewhere in the 16th Century. Word is that the people who attended the ceremony and that had money, would give the newly wedded couple gems and/or gold (wow, that is some kind of nice wedding present wouldn’t you say!). The folks that didn’t have a lot of money to throw around passed out what they called “Love Knots” that were made of lace and ribbons.

I think that I will have to do a bit of research on some of the information provided by the good people of Moissanite that put out this very interesting and entertaining Infographic that I posted below to share with my peeps today!

This kind of information would be perfect for a school report that my daughter may one day have to write about. I am definitely going to bookmark it for future use and research as well.

A Brief History of Weddings |
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Whenever anybody asks me what I would like for my birthday or any special occasion, I always seem to ask for candles. I don’t know why I have this irrational need for more candles. I have plenty and they are all over the house.

I tell people that I collect them, but I don’t think that is really the case. I think I have some deep seated problem that has yet to come to the surface. I want to see a doctor of some sort about this but have never really found the time.

At least I’m smart enough not to put candles on my Christmas tree. I can’t believe that there are still people out there that do put lit candles on their trees! What a safety issue this behavior brings to mind. Not this girl!


Candles on a Christmas Tree


My Garage Door

When we moved in to our house, we had the chance to look over the workmanship and complain about things that were not right. One of those things was my garage door. It makes a terrible screeching sound as it opens! I don’t know what the problem is, but I wish it could be fixed.

I called the contractor numerous times and he always promised to come out but never has as of yet. I tried to fix it myself, but have had no luck. I can’t figure it out. Anyway, I’ll have to live with it for a while until I can get the problem solved. It’s a shame to have to go through this! I’m not sure what happened to all the companies that were bending over backwards trying to please their customers like it was back in 2007 – 2010, when the economy was crumbling right before our eyes. Businesses were doing everything possible to hold onto customers, trying to get them to come back to them and not their competition. It’s strange because the economy is not one cent better, actually we are all worse off, but I guess the panic and/or the novelty of this huge mess has leveled off and we are all once again basically being treated like a just another number and with a whole lot less respect, which is a huge issue with me and don’t care who knows it or who hears me.

Choosing the Perfect Snowboard

Are you looking for a new snowboard? If so, you will have many different choices this season. All of the top manufacturers release new models annually, in addition to some smaller start-ups that are coming out with snowboards that are made from alternative materials. Have a look around at the various snowboard companies before making your final decision.

Eco-Friendly Snowboards

An increasing number of people are now going with eco-friendly snowboards. These boards are usually made from hemp and bamboo, which are fast-growing, abundant resources. The end result is that these boards do less harm to the environment when being constructed. Not only that, but they provide a smooth ride and come in a number of different styles.

Traditional Boards

If you aren’t ready to switch to an alternative material, you will still have countless snowboard manufacturers from which to choose. Make your selection based on the type of board, all-mountain, splitboard, or freestyle, the ride, camber, flat, rocker, or mixed camber, or the flex, soft or stiff, that you want.


Of course, no snowboard is complete without some customization. Find some stickers or go for a custom paint job, depending on your budget and how you want to look while out on the slopes.

Team Work

When it comes to online wholesale printing there are lots of options out there that you can jump into. I tend to look before I leap, especially when it comes to the Internet. We have all heard the numerous and costly stories from people that have been burned and I really try not to become one of those statistics.

My sister and I are seriously talking about starting our own business together, something that we can fit into our needs and always busy schedules. If this really takes off I would like to take advantage of numerous marketing tools. While my sister will be more of the finance and technical end, I will be more into the marketing and promoting our services within the community.

Right now all we want to do is get the holidays over and done with so we can concentrate more on all the minor details that we are faced with. This will be an interesting adventure. I’m confident that we have a lot to offer and that we will work well together. But I guess only time will tell.

A Quiet Place

One place I like to visit is the library. I am lucky as there is one right on the way home. I usually stop in about once a week to find some new books to read. Sometimes I will stay for awhile and just enjoy the quiet. Our library has a very nice atmosphere. I like the smell of all the old books and the nice little area where you can sit and read.

Sometimes I will take the kids with me when I go. I feel it is important that they develop a taste for reading. Reading will help them throughout their life and provide them with an excellent hobby. I hope they will take to reading as I have and turn it into a lifelong pleasure.

reading books

For The Love Of Reading Books