6 Popular Engagement Ring Styles

Are you ready to start shopping for an engagement ring? Maybe the settings have you confused? Before you start shopping, here are a few engagement ring settings worth knowing about.

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  • Solitaire and Prong Settings

A prong setting is the most popular and classic setting for an engagement ring. The prong is the tiny metal claw that tightly grips the diamond and keeps it in place. The prongs can be pointed, V-shaped, rounded or flat, and most feature four or six prongs.

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Christmas Gift Idea: Custom iPhone Case

Everyone nowadays has a mobile phone, and most of us love to customize them with different skins and cases. For a little pre-Christmas treat for myself I designed a custom iPhone case for my new iPhone 6s from CaseApp.

I think they make the perfect gift. Especially if you have someone in mind who is a little tricky to buy for!

My husband is not really one for designs all over his iPhone case, so I have chosen a gorgeous black marble effect matt case for his iPhone. The case protects the phone brilliantly, especially good for when baby girl decides to try to grab the phone and throw it on the floor! It’s of excellent quality and fits like a glove to his iPhone 5s.

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How To Indulge In Your Perfect Wedding Day

It’s hard to know what exactly you should splash out on for your wedding day. We all have different priorities – so here are five things you could choose to indulge in for your big day…

Your Food

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If you’re a foodie, then no question this is what you’ll probably be focusing on. Maybe you want a sit down three course meal, or you’d rather have a hot buffet and canapes, or you’re going to go a little wild and hire food trucks for the day. No matter what you choose, your guests will really appreciate a great meal at your wedding and it will be one of the things that your big day is remembered for. Make sure that you test your food before splashing out on it – along with wedding cake testing, this will probably be one of your favourite things to plan for your wedding day! You should also splash out on the drinks for your wedding day – pick out a couple of signature cocktails and have an open bar for at least beer and wine over the course of the day so your guests can relax and let their hair down.

Your Music

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For a lot of us, music plays a big part of our lives. If this is the case for you, then the music at your wedding is something that you’ll want to spend a decent amount of both time and money on. There are a lot of options about music for your big day. If you hire a band, then go for a really good one, and remember that music you can dance to is the key. That means that a swing band will probably be a lot more fun than your friend’s brother’s rock band that does Nickelback covers. If you want a singer, make sure you go to one of their gigs before you hire them to make sure they aren’t too cheesy and that you enjoy their style of music. If you hire a DJ, make sure that their sound system is high quality and talk to them about their playlist before your wedding to make sure that all your favourites are on there. You could also go for a cheaper option and make a playlist yourself – although this might not be the most expensive option, you’ll definitely have to spend some extra time on it.

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How to improve your credit score

It’s difficult to really get too excited when you think about debt. It’s not something anyone consciously aspires towards, and some of the statistics relating to debt in the UK are pretty frightening. But one also has to work past natural stigmas and prejudices to consider the two different kinds of debt: constructive and ruinous.

And the former is one which should be embraced when appropriate, and accepted as a force for good. For example, a mortgage is a vital means through which to become a homeowner, personal loans can enhance your life when it comes to things like purchasing a car, or even improve your net worth if it is for something like home improvements.

All of these are dependent on the debt being affordable, and preferably even cheap. So, how to access cheap credit? Aside from the fact that tumbling interest rates continue to help the cause, your credit score is arguably the biggest factor of all. The key is to optimise it as best you can, and, luckily, it’s actually pretty simple…

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How Do We View Old Age?

Growing up my dad was always older then all my friends dads, but I never viewed him as old. In fact he’s more young at heart than my mum who is a lot younger than him. He says “you are as old as you feel”.

But as a society how do we view old age?

People nowadays are so much into their looks it’s unreal. You hear about plastic surgery stories from people trying to stay young and botox injections to make wrinkles disappear.

Everyone wants to live in a Peter Pan world of never growing up.

I’m sure if you asked an 18 year old what age would you associate with being old, I bet they would say something like 60. What about the middle aged? What would they say? 70? Now how about asking the older generation. I believe they would say something like 75+. So as you can see people’s perception of age can vary a lot.

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This leads onto the question – Why are so many people scared of old age?

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How to find Baby Photography Services in your Local Area

I have been a bit slow on the uptake with having professional photographs taken of baby girl. I know it’s bad of me. She is only a baby once. But we do have zillions of our own photos and videos.

So I have been on the hunt, looking for local service professionals in Baby photography. There is a great site called Bidvine which you can look for services in your local area. It can be any service you need, not just photography. But I’m concentrating at looking for baby photography.

How to find baby photography services in your local area

 How Bidvine works:

  • Get Quotes
  • Pick One
  • Job Done

It really is that simple. They do the hard work for you by searching your area for the best possible professional people for the job you need doing.

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