DIY Flowers for Your Spring Wedding

Planning a spring wedding? Talk about sunshine and the cool air, spring is the best season for me to get married. And the best thing about spring? Why, the flowers, of course!

Most designers like to celebrate the season with colorful bouquets of petite blossoms that capture the same excitement as a shower of party confetti. The little bitty bright blooms will definitely lighten up your special day. And if you want to save more on flowers, you could even make your own bouquets and centerpieces. All it takes is a balance of cool and warm hues and sprigs of fern to add modern texture. Here’s a sample centerpiece to brighten up the tables.

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Fill a 6″-tall pot with soaked floral foam. Then cut a handful of each of about 10 types of spring blooms to 6″ lengths. Alternate pressing different blooms into the foam to create a colorful mounded shape. Cut six 6″ sprigs of asparagus fern or any similar fern and press into the foam, filling in gaps. To finish, cut a 6″ x 16″ strip of fabric. Wrap it around the pot and tie with cording.

If you need more ideas hop on over to Bloominous. The website offers DIY flower arrangement kits. Their designs are fabulous and can be done in under 15 minutes. Below are some of their fab floral kits.

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Balance Blood Sugar with Flash Fitness

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Who says you need a full hour a day for exercise? Researchers have discovered that working out vigorously for 2 minutes (all at once or in four 30-second bursts throughout the day) improves the ability to burn blood sugar for fuel by 23%. You can either do that by pedaling as fast as possible on a stationary bike or you can climb the stairs, skipping, doing pushups or any other exercise that leaves you breathless.

A New Guitar

I don’t know what’s with a canadian guitar that it is now what my son wants. Just recently, he was too crazy over acoustic guitars. I asked him if there is really a difference. He says it’s handcrafted and it’s the wood. Apparently, the Canadian tone woods used in making guitars possess excellent tonal qualities. Wild Cherry and Silver Leaf Maple produce excellent sounds similar to mahogany. No wonder these guitars are sought after by a lot of musicians. He found a good one at a local music store and set on getting it this weekend.

Feel Full Longer with Protein

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Did you know that an early morning dose of protein stimulates the brain to send powerful fullness signals, resulting in more reliable appetite control throughout the day? According to researchers, women who begin their day with a protein-rich mini meal, eat 55 percent fewer calories overall — and weigh at least 15 pounds less — than those who shun protein until the afternoon. The early eaters are also 75 percent less likely to struggle with stress, blue moods and fatigue since eating protein soon after awakening stabilizes blood sugar and dampens cortisol production.

Magnetic Bracelets Help Promote Peaceful Sleep

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While my husband wouldn’t admit it, the copper magnetic bracelet I gave him for his birthday last April is helping him sleep better. He used to wake up a lot before, but now he sleeps more soundly and wakes up feeling refreshed. I read somewhere that magnetic bracelets help increase blood flow, helping deliver more nutrients to the body and improve the removal of toxins and contaminants from tissues throughout the body. It also helps promote peaceful sleep as the magnets can influence the production of melatonin, a sleep hormone that helps us know when to sleep and when to wake up. So, when he kept on complaining about not getting enough sleep, I bought him the bracelet. I know he just doesn’t want to admit it, but I am positive that it’s indeed because of it that he’s having more restful nights.

Stretch to get more buff

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Bend to get your muscles toned. Studies show that adding two stretching sessions to your routine could triple your muscle strength. Stretching causes tiny tears in your muscles; as your body repairs them, the tissue becomes stronger. Add 10 minutes of stretching to your post workout routine and start buffing those muscles.

He Wants His Old Bike

I wonder how much it would cost for an international motorcycle shipping service because my brother wants his old motorcycle shipped to the US. He has this limited edition bike that he left when he migrated to the US. It’s still in excellent condition even if it has been sitting in our garage for years. He says a colleague of his wants to buy it, that’s why he’s pretty keen on having the bike sent there. I will have to do a lot of research on this because this is the first time that we are shipping a vehicle out of the country.

Burn 3x More Fat

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Do you like working out or walking in the morning? Sip coffee first. Your cup of joe provides a dose of energizing caffeine. The energy you need to endure exercise or a brisk walk. Heart and lung function are at their natural low, in the first three hours after awakening. This can make you feel sluggish and cause workouts to feel harder. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, increasing heart rate and blood flow, to improve endurance. Scientists also found that coffee can rev fat burning during exercise by 30 percent and reduce post-exercise muscle pain by 48 percent.

Mail’s All Sent

I had to print envelopes for our upcoming tourney. We had to send invitations to the different bowling clubs and associations early enough for them to prepare their teams. It’s tough to be the association’s secretary. Most of the work falls on me. I had to make sure everyone gets the invitations and the tournament rules. At least my job is done all I have to do now is wait for the replies.

Flatten Your Tummy Fast with this Move

To get flat abs fast, skip the sit-ups and try vertical leg crunches instead. Researchers found that this type of crunch produced 30 percent more activity in the rectus abdominis (the muscles that create a six-pack) and 140 percent more activity in the obliques (the muscles that cinch the waistline). To do: Lie flat on the floor, extend your legs up in the air and cross your ankles. Lift your torso towards your knees. Do 10 to 12 reps.

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