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How to Choose Wedding Anniversary Flowers

By May 25, 2017 Adventures, General, occasions

Flowers are a perfect gift for many occasions. If you’re not aware of what flowers symbolize, picking out flowers for the right occasion can be challenging.  Flowers can be given at almost any occasion. Some popular occasions to give flowers are birthdays, anniversary, get well, thank you, holidays, date, and wedding.

Red or pink flowers represent love and passion for one another therefore it’s always safe to gift them on anniversaries.  Just like there are specific gifts for each anniversary year; similarly there are specific flowers for each year as well. Today I’m going to focus on wedding anniversary flowers in this post. But you will read about other occasion’s flowers in my future posts as well.

Carnations – 1st anniversary

First wedding anniversary is a time of celebration. Carnations are traditional flowers used for couple’s first wedding anniversary. These flowers represent young passionate love. Carnations come in a variety of colors, so you can choose the best hue that symbolizes your love.

Cosmos- 2nd anniversary

By second anniversary couples have formed a thorough understanding of each other with more powerful unique love, and that’s exactly what this beautiful flower represents. The astonishing cosmos are perfect flowers for couples celebrating their wonderful two years together.

Sunflower- 3rd Anniversary

Sunflower represents the marriage of three years which is by now strong, passionate and colorful. The strong stalk of the sunflower symbolizes the strong foundation of marriage. Beautiful yellow petals of the sunflower stand for love and passion. Fresh sunflower bouquets look extremely astonishing and are a clear sign of trust that has been developed between the couple after being together for three years.

Geranium- 4th Anniversary

This colorful and vibrant flower for 4th wedding anniversary is called geranium. It symbolizes happiness and positive emotions. Geranium arrangements are perfect for your 4th anniversary when you and your spouse are comfortable with each other’s habits and have a better understanding.

Daisy – 5th Anniversary

The luminous daisies are perfect gift for the 5th wedding anniversary. This simple but beautiful flower represents hope, loyalty and love which the couple has for each other after sharing all sorts of experiences together for 5 years.

Calla Lily- 6th Anniversary

Calla Lily, an elegant flower symbolizes all the wonderful ways the two have grown over the six years of marriage, developed unique love and became even more attractive.

Freesia- 7th Anniversary

The 7th anniversary flower is called freesia. This beautiful flower also has a pleasant fragrance which has long been used in lotions and soaps. The freesia represents all the appreciation and love you hold for your loving partner and the amazing surprises the future holds for you two.

Lilac- 8th Anniversary

These absolutely stunning flowers are perfect for your eighth wedding anniversary. The white lilac represents first love. So this is the perfect time to remind yourself and your spouse of the day you two met and recall all the beautiful moments and passions you’ve shared together for these long eight years of marriage.

Bird of Paradise- 9th Anniversary

As you can tell by the name, this stunning flower is one of a kind and an amazing choice to celebrate the wonderful nine years of marriage. This flower points towards adventures still to come and all the excitement your love holds.

Daffodil – 10th year anniversary

The magnificent ten years of marriage is an important number to celebrate and the brilliant daffodil flowers are perfect for this occasion.

Roses- 15th Anniversary

Roses are known as passion and romance and it fits perfect to be the flower of 15th wedding anniversary when you have gone through a lot together. You and your spouse deserve this luxury flower by this time so giving red roses to your spouse will show how passionate you are about each other still.

 

Aster- 20th Anniversary

The elegant aster flower is chosen for the 20th wedding anniversary. This star-like flower is known as symbol of love, pateience and fortune.The soft beauty of it’s beaming petals also represents appreciation of the wisdom you’ve gained together in two decades.

Iris- 25th Anniversary

Iris is a royal flower and after 25 years of marriage it is perfect example to show your spouse how even more special they have become to you for spending so many years together. Celebrate your wonderful 25 years with this luxurious bouquet or an arrangement of these royal purple flowers.

Lily-30th Anniversary

By the 30th anniversary you and your spouse have grown and changed a lot but your commitment to each other is still the same. A bouquet of beautiful lily flower is full of surprises. It comes in many colors and shapes. The magnificent lily will make a bold statement that you still have passion for your spouse.

Gladiolas-40th Anniversary

The wonderful forty years of marriage has a charm of its own. This unique relationship has to be celebrated with the most unique and brilliant gladiola flower. These flowers represent the growth of your amazing memories and experiences that have changed your lives in the long forty years together.

Yellow Roses and Violets- 50th Anniversary

Fifty years of marriage is a unique moment of your life.  It should be celebrated the best way possible. As you’ve aged you gained lots of memories experiences and have a special bond together that can never be explained.  The special flowers to celebrate 50th anniversary are yellow roses and violets. Together these two flowers look astonishing just like your couple.   This is the only anniversary that has two different official flowers for celebration. These elegant flower arrangements will make your celebration even more beautiful and full of love and happiness.

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Find a Cheap Flight to Your Next Adventure Spot

By May 21, 2017 Adventures, General, Home, Travel


As the weather is getting warmer and schools are near the end of the year. Most of us are planning for some adventurous summer.  As you plan your next adventure trip, although, it seems difficult but you want to stay within budget as much as possible.

There is always a lot of competition between airlines.  We are always looking to save some money here and there especially want to grab some great deals on airline tickets so we can spend more on the fun stuff. Below are a few tips to follow when you’re looking to purchase an airline ticket, book a hotel or even renting a car.

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Avoid to Travel near Major Holidays

There are certain days, or time of year when the prices of airlines go higher or lower. If you’re traveling few days before New Year’s day, Christmas or Fourth of July etc. then you are most likely to face high fares. It’s a lot cheaper to travel after a major holiday.

Travel on Weekdays

Traveling during the week is cheaper than weekend. Same with the timings, flying late at night or early morning is cheaper because not everyone likes to travel late at night or early morning.

Plan Your Trip Early

Start your search as early as possible. Most airlines release tickets about 11 months in advance. But don’t book your flight that early. Keep an eye on the tickets for your destination and search at least once a week to grab the best deal.  Best time to purchase is at least 6 to 8 weeks before traveling.

Choose Budget Airlines

Fly budget airlines, you have to face a few layovers and change of planes but it will cost you a lot less and if you’re traveling for adventure you can enjoy the stay for few hours at different airports or get a pass to go out and explore the nearby attractions.

Take Advantage of Student Discounts

Some travel sites provide discounts for students or under age 26. Take advantage of that and ask for student discounts.

 Avoid Fees for Extra Luggage

Avoid over the limit luggage, most airlines charge extra if you have more luggage than allowed.

Delete Your Search History

Delete your cookies/history as some airlines save cookies and are tracking your search data, which may lead to higher prices for returning customers searching for a specific flight.

Join a frequent flyer program

It’s free to join and you’ll earn points towards cheaper fares, upgrades, and free companion tickets. Even if you don’t travel often, it doesn’t hurt to join the program and eventually add up your points especially if you’re going on a longer flight.

Search in Different Search Engines

Search in different search engines and websites to look for the lowest deals before you book your flight.

Use Different Airlines to Travel

Sometimes choosing different airlines for departure and returning on a different airline is a lot cheaper than booking a flight on the same airline both ways.

 

 

 

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Five Best Personalized Gift Ideas

By May 13, 2017 General, Home

I adore surprise gifts, they are a perfect way to see a big smile on your loved ones face. If the gift is personalized it makes you feel even more special.

I wonder who came up with the idea of putting your name or initials even a special message or date on the gifts. (You can tell, it’s something I didn’t Google yet) It was an amazing thought which is very popular even today and may possibly always be.

These unique gifts are a treasure, especially the little kids love to see their pictures or names on their favorite toy or books and blankets etc.

Today I’ m going to share some of my favorite personalized or custom gifts with you that are sure to put a big smile on your loved ones. Mostly when I think of giving gifts, personalized gifts is my first choice, especially for my little nephews, my mom and dad.  I enjoy finding the perfect gift for any occasion.

Personalized Mugs

I know you’ve probably heard this one a lot but it is an awesome gift anyone would enjoy. Personalized mugs are loved by anyone. You can customize them anyway you like. Put a funny message, or write name on the mug or add photo, even put your own design at some of the custom gifts sites. It is a perfect gift for teachers, grandma and mother’s day or father’s day.

Personalized Pillows

These personalized pillows are amazing gifts for little kids. Put their name, birthday, name of their favorite toy or picture on beautiful pillows and you’ll see them wanting to take them anywhere they go.  There are many sites that have unique choices of personalizing pillows. It is not only a gift great for kids and babies but also for adults.

Personalized T-Shirts

Personalized T-shirts are very popular gifts. They have a vast variety of personalizing or customizing them your way. T-shirt gifts are enjoyed by all ages.  You can put a funny message on the t-shirt, or make it unique for the birthday girl, or birthday boy. I’m sure you’ll have many more ideas for creating these unique gifts that are perfect for grandma, grandpa, and baby, kids of any age and even mom and dad.

Personalized Jewelry

Personalized Jewelry is loved by all women and girls. A very unique way to show your love. She will adore this gift forever.  Jewelry can be personalized with initials, or name of your loved one with pictures or a unique message. A beautiful jewelry box will be a great gift too.  Any way you personalize it, she will be amazed by your gift.  You’ll also find some sites that carry customized jewelry for men .

Personalized Kids & Baby Products

There are many options for baby and kids -customization or personalized gifts.  To me they are all adorable, personalized toys, piggy banks, little baby blankets, a keepsake box, t-shirts, bibs, night light- you name it. You can buy any baby product. It will be an amazing gift.  Another wonderful gift for a kid is putting name on their backpack. Kids love to see their names on things they own. And trust me you’ll receive a lot of comments for that backpack.

These are just a few items I mentioned above. I’ll come back with more in a few days. Do let me know which one is your favorite.

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20 Simple Adventures You Can Enjoy Anytime

By April 25, 2017 Adventures, General, Home, Travel


What is adventure? It not only means very unusual experience or excitement but also means taking a chance of something. So if you thought you can have an adventure only when you have plenty of time for vacation or on a weekend hanging out in the mountains, then you are missing a lot of fun.

Taking chances and doing something you have never done before or feel that you could never do is an awesome adventure. These are little things that make you feel alive and freshen you up after the busy routine.

A while back, I was bored of everyday routine work; Honestly, I didn’t have much spare time for myself even on weekends. I had to wait for certain holidays or once/twice a year vacations for some adventures. So I thought of creating a journal and writing up things I would enjoy doing in life.

Writing up these things pushed me a little more and I started doing those projects after work and enjoyed a lot. Below are some things I wrote in my journal. Maybe you would like to try a few if not all.

 

  1. Learn to be a better Photographer.
  2. Cook and eat a new recipe from a different culture once every other week
  3. Learn a language you’ve never heard of before.
  4. Adopt a pet- a dog, cat or even a small bird.
  5. Change your look-hairstyle- hair color, your dressing style.
  6. Plant some tomatoes veggies and herbs in your garden. Take care of them and watch them grow.
  7. Learn your family tree and put it together in a creative way.
  8. Plan to meet someone you haven’t met in a long time.
  9. Learn to play a game you love but are not good at-chess, mahjong etc.
  10. Take a walk in the rain.
  11. Learn to paint landscapes or anything you like.
  12. Find things you haven’t used in a while and sell them on eBay or craigslist. Start from the lowest price and see how much it sells for.
  13. Keep your internet off for a few days and see what difference it makes to your life. Note down all the different things you did in your journal.
  14. Eat something you never liked and thought it was nasty.
  15. Make up a song and sing in front of your friends.
  16. Write a biography. Everything you remember from your childhood.
  17. Go camping in your backyard.
  18. Ride a bike everywhere you go for a day or two.
  19. Plan a surprise birthday party for someone you love in a unique way.
  20. Spend time with an elder person and listen to their life stories -put a smile on their face.

Have you ever thought of doing any similar adventures? Please share.

 

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