Choose The Perfect Wedding BandsWritten by Sher Matsen
You’re in market for your wedding rings. You've put alot of thought into them, and you don't want plain bands everyone else is wearing. You want something different, more unique. Here’s some ideas to toss around.
You can have custom bands done by a jeweler. You could pick a theme that’s important to both of you. Or you could just choose a style and design you both like. When you choose your jeweler make certain he is creating a one of a kind set for you and then disposing of mold. Otherwise, your unique bands won’t be unique for long. Choose a design and style that fits your likes and lifestyle. It will give a hint of your personality and make your fashion statement!
You can choose a different mix of metals. Titanium has become very popular, as has stainless. You might find something a little different in these metals. They won’t be truly unique, but they won’t be common either. You can also choose from white gold, platinum, gold, sterling, and a host of mixes.
Celtic bands have become very popular, offering a host of various celtic knots. Dragon bands have also gained popularity. There are some very unique and unusual Celtic Bands on market. They are works of art with plenty of history tied to designs.
Your Dry Cleaner’s Double StandardWritten by Nicole Soltau
Women are charged more for dry cleaning services. Don't fume, find a better way. While it is true that practice is unfair it is also true that we have options for keeping our clothes clean and holding onto more of our cash. Try some of these tactics to stem or stop unfair flow of your dry cleaning dollars.
• Examine labels before you make a clothing purchase. Go for easy care (read machine washable) items whenever possible.
• Determine if dry cleaning is a suggestion or a mandate before you shell out big bucks. If dry cleaning is not necessary for care of your fabric, consider gentle hand or machine washing.
• Investigate home dry cleaning products such as Dryel. These products work with a special bag and fabric-softener like cleaning sheet, and your dryer to freshen your clothing. You can find home dry cleaning products in laundry aisle of your grocer or local discount store. Dryel and similar products typically run around $10.00 and clean 6-9 pieces, a significant savings over dry cleaning costs.