Discover Your Housing Value SystemWritten by Lois A. Vitt
Are you stuck trying to make a housing decision? Small wonder. Your housing decisions are about everything in your life, and they involve your inner motivations and desires as well as finances, design and logistics.
Consider this. Our relationship with our home is most personal nonhuman relationship we may ever have. Home is something we “provide” for ourselves and our loved ones. It offers control over our physical setting and our leisure. It provides security and independence. In best-case scenario, home is our sanctuary. The psychology of housing decision-making is rooted in our housing past. That history starts with childhood dreams of a safe, secure, happy home, dreams that persist long into adulthood. Identifying childhood relationships to home will help give you insight into your current feelings, and even what may be holding you hostage about your decision. The goal, however, is a home that fully reflects your adult values rather than needs mired in your childhood.
In addition, everyone has a “housing profile.” Discover yours and you are on your way to making a smart decision, whether that decision involves buying, selling, remodeling or investing in another home.
Your unique housing profile consists of four areas:
* Personal factors that deal with your identity, desire for autonomy, need for personal safety, security, and other aspects of “real you.” * Social factors that refer to your concerns about others: your partner, family members, friends, neighbors, and people in your community. * Tangible factors include physical comforts that are important to you about where you live. The home itself and its surroundings, convenience, commuting time to your job or business, schools and other aspects of your home's location. * Money factors are what you think or believe about your financial affairs: how you handle money, savings and investments. It really isn't about how much you have.
Baby Shower Party Game Ideas to Keep Your Guests EntertainedWritten by Randy Wilson
Baby shower party game ideas??
This is question which comes to every baby shower hostess’ mind when she has to plan a baby shower and also brainstorm her mind to come up with an innovative game idea. There is also so much to be done in so little time. You have to organize and prepare invitations, food, drinks, party favors, schedules, and activities. You don’t want your baby shower to be exactly like every other shower your guests have attended.
The challenge is to come up with new baby shower games and ideas that aren’t too complicated. You don’t want to spend half an hour explaining to everyone rules of a five-minute game. You also want your games to be entertaining for your guests. When guests start to lose interest, game is basically over, whether it’s supposed to be or not.
Let baby games begin!
The best baby shower party game ideas are games that make your guests interact with each other. People who attend baby showers all know guest of honor, of course, but they don’t all necessarily know each other. There is a bit of awkwardness when shower first begins. It’s a good idea to come up with baby shower games ideas to break ice and let guests get acquainted.
A great baby shower party game to play right off bat is Introduction Game. The hostess starts by introducing herself, then giving one descriptive detail about herself. This detail can be anything. It could be her favorite color, dog’s name, her middle name or even last movie she saw or book she’d read.