How to Make a Lovely Baby Shower Cake

Baby shower cakes are terrific centerpieces for showers. Guests always laugh when they see one and the expectant mom is thrilled to receive a very useful gift. They’re also called diaper cakes because diapers are the main ingredient. It is quite easy to make one. Check out the detailed instructions below. The ingredients for your baby shower cake Here’s the list of items you need for your cake: Naturally, you’ll need disposable diapers. How many? Assuming you want to make a medium size diaper cake, you’ll need around 45 — 55. You can’t be sure of exactly how many until you make the cake. Any diapers left over can always be handed over to mommy-to-be. Your baby shower cake needs …

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Hosting a baby shower or looking for a great gift for a new mom? A diaper cake makes a fantastic centerpiece for any baby shower and is also a very nice gift that the new mom will find useful. Here are the basics on how to make your own diaper cake: 1) First, you must decide how big you want the diaper cake. The size of the cake will determine how many diapers you need. Here are some general guidelines: Top tier – 5-6 diapers 2nd Tier – 15 diapers 3rd Tier – 30 diapers 2) Roll the diapers vertically into cylinders and use scotch tape or rubber bands to hold the shape. Make the bottom tiers first by attaching …

How To Live Prosperously and Conquer Debt Before The Sun Goes Down

“What if you could get your hands on some information that would literally alter the course of your life financially—“Before The Sun Goes Down” A young man in ancient times, began his journey into debt. He slid headlong into the dark financial abyss. He found himself in a hopeless circumstance. With fading hope he sold himself into slavery to pay back the debt. Deeper and darker. Before long he was sold to another slave-owner. He found himself amongst strange people, different customs and language—brought even more despair. “If only I had money, I could pay my debt. It would be easier. I would go back to the life I once had. Then one day he was handed a “clay tablet”. …

How To Keep Love Alive In Your Marriage

In the beginning of a relationship, love seems to have a life of its own. Without much effort, you feel like you are on top of the world. You catch yourself smiling and laughing often, and feeling warm inside whenever you are with your loved one. Everything and everyone suddenly appears better through the rose-colored glasses of love. This euphoric feeling does not last forever, however. After the first year of marriage, the day to day activities of being married, working in a job, raising a family, buying and maintaining a home, etc., all take their toll, and romance takes a back seat. Love has to be worked on, just like a gardener with his garden. Although he has planted …

How To Interview A Wedding Photographer

The photographer is going to be your employee in many ways, so you will need to be absolutely sure that this is a person that you can trust with your wedding pictures. Treat him or her like a job applicant and see how you interact with each other. Making a list You can find a list of wedding photographers in your local phone book, but it’s much easier to get onto a wedding website and see who local people recommend. This list is much shorter and can lead you to higher quality people without having to call everyone from A to Z. Once you have a list of photographers, start to call them to set up appointments. Try not to …

How To Identify What The Question

Deciding about whether you should get a divorce or not is an agonizing experience to go through. If you are asking yourself “should I get a divorce?”, you’ve been thinking about your relationship’s state for a while or an isolated incident that occurred was so terrible, that you want to just chuck it all and start over with a new life! If you have been asking yourself “should I get a divorce?” for any length of time, you should figure out what is making you feel that way if you haven’t already. Take the time to reflect back on why you’re leaning towards divorce rather than working out your marriage. Once you identify the things that are making you feel …

How To Hire A Nanny

Hiring a nanny is one of the best solutions. People may consider daycare instead of nanny. So which choice is better than another? Why would you choose to hire a nanny instead of using a daycare? Here are some questions you should ask yourself as well as what you should look for when choosing a nanny for your children. In some parents’ eyes, daycares are less favorable than a nanny. Some parents feel the personal attention a nanny can give to their children is a valuable service many daycares are not capable of providing due to the number of children in their care. Another reason that families choose nannies is for the convenience of having the childcare available outside of …

How To Help Your Overweight Child

With the rise of obesity and the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes occurring in children, many parents are now faced with helping an overweight child. This may not be a daunting as first seems and here are some simple, but effective steps to take to help your child develop eating habits and active lifestyle that will assist improve their health. Be supportive · Tell your child that he or she is loved, is special, and is important. Children’s feelings about themselves often are based on their parents’ feelings about them. · Accept your child at any weight. Children will be more likely to accept and feel good about themselves when their parents accept them. · Listen to your child’s …

How to Have a Stress Free Holiday

Increase the memories and satisfaction and decrease the stress with these ideas! As the holiday season approaches, my well-organized, super achiever friends have already put into motion the plans for their annual, holiday extravaganza. All year long, they have purchased gifts at bargain prices. Their favorite family photo is duplicated onto 1000, addressed greeting cards. They can’t wait to flip the switch illuminating their house which is permanently wired with twinkle lights and they have a file of menus carefully clipped from last year’s Thanksgiving edition of Oprah magazine. Sometimes I am envious of this achievement, sometimes I hate them for it (not really) and sometimes I even get caught up competing with them. The real freedom comes when I …

How to Have a Happy Christmas

1. Forget Perfect Don’t tie yourself in knots trying to have a Christmas like you see on the pages of a magazine. These are stage managed by a team of people and shot in August. You have a real house and a real family living in it, not a stage set full of models who only have to look good for a photograph. Real families argue and burn the gravy – so don’t try and live up to a media image you have in your mind. 2. Live in the Moment Sometimes there’s so much to do that you spend the whole time feeling anxious and planning ahead. Take time to enjoy the delights of the festive season otherwise there’s …

How to Have a Dream Wedding on a Budget

No one wants to pay more than they have to for anything, especially something as costly as a wedding. And if you’re like me, and you had to foot your own bill, then you certainly want to keep costs down. I was afraid it couldn’t be done, especially since my husband and I live in one of the most expensive regions of the country. But my wedding is proof that it can be done, and here’s how: Reception Venue Look for non-profit organizations that host wedding receptions, since their rental fees are extremely reasonable. And many of them – the American Legion is one example – have gorgeous, well-maintained facilities. If you prefer an outdoor wedding, then skip the country …

How To Grow A Zen Child (Growing Happy, Healthy Children Naturally)

When children are raised naturally, in keeping with their own true hearts, there is nothing that we need to teach them about Zen. In fact, the children then become our teachers, reminding us of what is important and expressing themselves naturally. To grow a Zen child, means to raise a healthy, expressive, creative child–a child easily in touch with who they truly are. This child is naturally curious about life, experiencing each day as an adventure, going to sleep happy at night. This is a child to whom sharing comes naturally, who can laugh when things are funny and cry when they’re sad, who is not terrified of the consequences of their behavior or focused unnecessarily upon reactions of adults. …

How to Grieve a Tragedy

Bad things happen to good people. Have you lost your job or are facing bankruptcy? Has a cherished relationship ended or you have gone through a divorce? Maybe you received diagnosis of a serious health problem. Or maybe you are mourning the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, these painful events are part of life. If you have to endure such a tragedy, maybe you can find solace in your friends and in your faith. There is no way to completely avoid the pain of a tragic event, but I offer you a way to work through the pain. If a friend or loved one is grieving, you can pass this message on to them. Your should deal with the …

How to Give the

Giving that special someone a special gift can be very difficult. Depending on the situation and occasion, it can be a very tricky thing. You want to do the right thing, but if you’re not careful, it can backfire. As many have found out, you need to give this some considerable thought. But everyone wants to give the “right” gift. What makes up a great gift? In my experience, a great gift: Is truly unique, personal and creative; Demonstrates to the recipient the thoughtfulness and caring that went into securing the gift; Evokes emotions from the recipient whenever it is used, seen or thought about; and Makes the recipient truly feel special. A great gift doesn’t necessarily have to cost …

How to Give a Single Share of Stock As a Gift

Have you seen a framed single share of stock hanging in someone’s house or office? Maybe you though it was pretty neat, or wondered whether it was even real. Believe it or not, single shares of stock are perfectly legitimate and they hold full equity as owner in the company for which it was issued. Some stock brokers and investment companies will give you the ability to purchase a single share stock certificate through them, but in many cases the fees involved will far outweigh the cost of the stock. That’s why some specialty companies have cropped up in recent years to meet the demand for gift stock certificates. These companies offer the ability to purchase a single share of …