one drawer recycling center makes sorting easy. I'd like a space for trash, glass/plastic, paper, things like bulbs and battery that
Wrapping - Packing Ideas
trash and recycling in one... I'd like it better if it had a different finish, but this would totally work.
stuff for Home
Definitely a fan of double trash cans in a drawer, they're out of the way but easily accessible, and one can be used for recycling and one for trash. Love the bag space too :)
You don't have to spend a fortune to look like you did. Milanoo makes it easy to dress your best for less. This gorgeous evening gown is just one example of what we mean. Made from a great elastic woven satin it has a strapless bodice with a pleated texture and lovely rhinestone brooch embellishment in the center. The skirt begins as a gather under the brooch and falls in clean lines to the floor creating lots of pleats and folds. It's a timeless and elegant look that would complement any body style.
Simply designed wedding gowns are making a comeback. Modern brides are realizing the ability to downsize most things in their wedding and create less stress by doing so. This gown is one example of those lovely simple styles. It has cap sleeves and a V shaped neckline. The bodice has a wrapped texture throughout and the floor-length skirt is made from many layers of lightweight fabric that sway beautifully when you move. A hidden zip closure secures the dress in place and makes for easy off and on. This is a truly versatile dress that could be dressed up or down as much as you would like using a variety of accessories.
Solar-powered plastic Blossom Solar Shoji Lantern is UV- and weather-resistant Includes hand-molded plastic lantern with solar panel, stainless steel hanging handle, one AAA rechargeable battery and 2 amber LED lights Perfect for adding an elegant glow to outdoor parties, garden weddings or backyard barbecues Modern wavy style, designed for outdoor use, is pearl-white during the day but at night its subtle leaf pattern bathes your deck, patio or garden with golden light Charge time: 4 to 6 hours of sunlight needed to glow up to 6 to 8 hours On/off switch allows you to choose whether the lanterns light up each night LED lights last up to 100,000 hours No unsightly wiring, and no outlets needed Hang this Japanese-inspired solar-powered lantern from a trellis or tree and enjoy its moonlike radiance. Yellow LED lights are encased in paper-like, weatherproofed nylon and automatically switch on at night. Includes AAA rechargeable battery and metal hanger. Folds flat for storage. White. 10.5" diameter. China. Available individually or in a set of 3. $29.00
Solar-powered plastic Blossom Solar Shoji Lantern is UV- and weather-resistant Includes hand-molded plastic lantern with solar panel, stainless steel hanging handle, one AAA rechargeable battery and 2 amber LED lights Perfect for adding an elegant glow to outdoor parties, garden weddings or backyard barbecues Modern wavy style, designed for outdoor use, is pearl-white during the day but at night its subtle leaf pattern bathes your deck, patio or garden with golden light Charge time: 4 to 6 hours of sunlight needed to glow up to 6 to 8 hours On/off switch allows you to choose whether the lanterns light up each night LED lights last up to 100,000 hours No unsightly wiring, and no outlets neededHang this Japanese-inspired solar-powered lantern from a trellis or tree and enjoy its moonlike radiance. Yellow LED lights are encased in paper-like, weatherproofed nylon and automatically switch on at night. Includes AAA rechargeable battery and metal hanger. Folds flat for storage. White. 9&#189;" diameter. China. Available individually or in a set of 3. $79.00
This is a gift basket my sisters and I made for our cousin-in-law for her Bridal Shower over the summer. We included a poem with it as well, and the poem said: [Brides name], In a few short weeks you and your HONEY, [Grooms name], will PLEDGE your love to one another, leaving your SOLO lives in the past as your family and friends CHEER while you walk down the aisle. Ahead, you will find a new adventure full of BLISS as Mr. and Mrs. [Bride Grooms last name]. Before that happy day, we would just like to fill you in on a few SECRETS: Your Prince CHARMIN’ may be BRAWNY and SUAVE, but he won’t always be MR. CLEAN or a DYNAMO in the kitchen. Things may not always be a FEBREEZE and there may be some ups and some DOWNYS, but try not to SHOUT, send out an SOS, or let things CASCADE into a PUFF of anger. No matter what, ALL will be RESOLVED by DAWN. You two are a FANTASTIC couple, and will be able to BOUNCE back from anything in a JIF. You and [Grooms name] share a ZEST for life, and your marriage will include endless love, a BOUNTY of happiness, and a HEFTY DASH of SNUGGLES, HUGS KISSES. We feel so much JOY to be able to GAIN a you into our family on [Wedding date]. We look forward to seeing the SPARKLE in your eyes on your FABulous and PICTURE perfect day.All of the items in the basket were the smallest sizes we could get, and we put everything into a laundry basket she had on her registry. Our items in the basket were (in order):Honey, Pledge, Solo cups, Cheer detergent, Hersheys Bliss chocoate, Secret deodorant, Charmin toilet paper, Brawny paper towels, Suave shampoo or body gel, Mr. Clean magic eraser, Dynamo detergent, Febreeze, Downy softener, Shout stain remover, SOS dish soap, Cascade dishwasher detergent, Puff tissues, All detergent, Resolve stain remover, Dawn dish soap, Fantastic cleaning product, Bounce dryer sheets, Jif peanut butter, Zest bathroom cleaner, Bounty napkins, Hefty trash bags, Mrs. Dash seasoning spice blend, Snuggle laundry detergent, Hersheys Hugs Kisses chocolates, Joy dish soap, Gain detergent, Sparkle cleaner, Fab cleaner, Picture frame.
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DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes.