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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Destination Weddings on a Shoestring Budget

Destination Weddings on a Shoestring Budget | City of Creative Dreams

With the exception of the arrival of your children, your wedding day is likely to be one of the most meaningful, memorable events of your life. If you and your future spouse have decided to eschew the traditional combination of a church wedding followed by a catered reception, a destination wedding may be your best choice. Whether your budget is small because you have decided to marry quickly or you simply would prefer to save the cash for your honeymoon, getting married in a beautiful, exotic or highly entertaining locale is possible on a shoestring budget.


Choosing a Destination 
While many people dream of escaping to Hawaii to get married, those trying to make their nuptials happen without breaking the bank may want to consider sticking closer to home. For example, couples from the Midwest may opt to head to Chicago, Indianapolis or even one the incredible beaches that surround the Great Lakes. Each of these places possesses their own unique charm, and for couples who do not have to travel a significant distance to reach them can get married with plenty of money left to enjoy the city, take a honeymoon or even set up their new home together.


Making Your Plans 
Once you have selected a place to get married, you will need to determine whether you would like to plan something sweet and impromptu or work with the professionals to create the destination wedding that you have always wanted. Both approaches have benefits and pitfalls, making it important to weigh the decision carefully.

Sweet, impromptu weddings can take place almost anywhere and at virtually any time of the day or night. This choice is great for couples who want to get married in a city that they love, spend a few days and head home to begin their new life together. Many soon-to-be married couples head to places like New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles for weddings like these.


A true destination wedding typically sends the couple and a few of their closest friends and family members to the coast, a spectacular Vermont inn or a city that truly knows how to have a good time, like Las Vegas. Try searching for "wedding getaways in Vegas" or "wedding packages in Atlantic City" for an exciting escape wedding; most packages can be customized to fit even the smallest of wedding budgets.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY | City of Creative Dreams

With change comes new adventure. I wish that my adventure would come along with a plane ride to an island somewhere actually anywhere but I will settle with a day trip out of the city with the family. I came across these tween coloring books over at Michael's Craft Store and bought a few for my siblings. I wish my son would love to color but he always asks me to color it for him lol. Maybe it is just not his thing. Since my work hours will be smaller, I am looking forward to really digging deep in my life and getting it more organized.





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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hire Professionals For Striking And Designer Kitchens

Hire Professionals For Striking And Designer Kitchens | City of Creative Dreams

The kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home and therefore its remodeling requires a lot of thought, new ideas, and the right implementation. Only the professional can help you to get the designer kitchens you are looking for. No matter whether you are looking for a complete renovation or just a part of it, the kitchen designers can definitely render excellent assistance. As they are experienced and familiar with the latest trends, their suggestions can definitely make a difference, thereby putting an end to all your worries. There is no denial to the fact that hiring professionals for this job is a superb idea, but you need to locate someone who is skilled, creative and definitely knowledgeable to accomplish this task well.

Designer Kitchens

In order to get beautiful and designer kitchens, you can rest upon the professionals as hiring them can be beneficial in a number of ways.

Their expertise in kitchen renovation One of the basic reasons for hiring the professionals is their skills and knowledge about the field. As they have been into this field for a long time, therefore, they can provide you better assistance and at the same time connect with mind-blowing solutions as well. Thus you can look forward to supreme services and great outcomes which are the top priority of any homeowner. All this is possible only if you have hired experts who are experienced and familiar with the latest trends too.

Information about new products and ideas A kitchen designer is 24x 7 into this field so they are much familiar with the new trends and products which are launched in the industry. As an outsider, you might not have the desired knowledge which can definitely be a big factor when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. This is the reason that you should rely on the professionals only as they are well versed with all the trends and can guide you on what is best and most suited for your kitchen.

Quality services coming your way – If you wish to make the most out of your investments then hiring the professionals is the best option. It is because you can grab top quality services that make a huge difference to the work as well as the end results. Every homeowner wants the best results and therefore they do not want to compromise in any way. Thus, if you too want to get the supreme results then hiring the professionals can be very helpful.

Designer Kitchens

Choosing the right style – Nowadays a lot of fresh styles are available when it comes to kitchen renovation. The professionals can definitely help you in opting for the best style that suits the kitchen and makes it look appealing too. Also, they can suggest some new things as well which can enhance the overall look of the kitchen.

Excellent planning – Renovation or remodeling is based on planning and its correct execution. In order to ensure timely completion of the project, it is important that everything is well planned and executed accordingly. This will result in minimal changes and also the work will be done in a faster manner. The professionals can certainly help you in a complete manner as they can plan out things in consultation with you thereby saving a lot of time.

If you wish to get the best from the kitchen designers, you will have to sit with them, discuss your needs and budget and accordingly plan how the renovation will be. In this, you will be able to see a beautiful looking kitchen that will dazzle your home and make it more impressive.

Guest post courtesy of Oliva Wilson

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Tips To Choose The Right Wedding Glasses As A Gift

Tips To Choose The Right Wedding Glasses As A Gift - City of Creative Dreams

Choosing the right set of glassware for a wedding event can be pretty difficult. It is available in a department store, goods store, and also over the internet. You can easily go by the suggestions of the store keeper to buy the wedding glasses but you need to remember that the choices vary from person to person, and so you need to consider the choices of people.  Here is a collection of tips that you can follow to get the best glassware gift for the wedding.

Research and Educate Yourself
  • One of the first things you need to do is carry out enough research on the different shapes of glasses that are available.
  • Compare the shape of one glass to another. The shape of the glass is one of the primary characteristics of a glass.
  • It is the shape of the glassware that will determine the exact look of the gift. So, make sure that you carefully consider the shape of wedding glasses.
  • If you are confused as to which glassware is suitable as a gift, then check the online catalogues. There are numerous sites that provide your idea regarding this.

The Available Storage in the House
If the couple whom you are gifting the wedding glasses lives in a city, then you need to also consider the storage space that they have in the property. Think about the available storage because storing glassware in improper place can cause damage to it.

Consider the Material of Glassware
When you purchase glassware, one of the important things you need to consider is the glass material. Different kinds of glassware are made of different material. For example, the soda glasses are usually the most inexpensive ones and are available in various colors. There are also crystal glasses that are most appropriate when considering the classy glasses. The lead crystal glass has more refraction compared to the usual glasses. Thus, it shines and sparkles making it the ultimate dining luxury.


Determine a Budget
Before you go on to buy the glassware, you need to have a proper budget in mind as well. This will enable to have a good idea on the type of glassware that you want to get for the wedding couple. In fact, if you decide on the budget, you can get all the gifting items in an appropriate budget.

Check for the Functionality
If the glassware is not selected properly then it will become faulty in the later stages. It can look stylish and elegant in a store but you need to also make sure it will also serve your purpose well. It will be good to make sure that you check the glass well so that there are no cracks and leakages in the glass. This way you will be able to determine if the glassware is sturdy and stylish when there is liquid in it.


Compare the cost well
Wine glasses are a common choice but not every couple may prefer it. There are some couples that may like to have beer glasses in their collection. Hence, you need to take the couple's choice into consideration while purchasing the glassware. Even if you plan to go for a particular set of glasses, make sure to consider the other wide ranges of options available in the market.

Make sure that you are buying from a reliable seller. For this, you can check the online feedback of customers and get a good understanding about what they are best known for. When you keep the above-mentioned points in mind you can go for the best wedding glasses.

Guest post courtesy of Joseph Webb

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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party #77


The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party | City of Creative Dreams

Welcome to The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party - this is a weekly party where bloggers and readers can be inspired by creative, informational and fun posts from tons of blogs around the web. You will find yummy recipes, awesome creative projects and more. It is also a great way to meet and mingle with bloggers you find here. Best of all, the posts you share at this link party will be shown on different blogs each month! Can you say “Show me the Traffic!”

We are so glad to have everyone (new visitors and returning party goers) joining us this week. This wouldn't be a party without you. Let's dive into this party and see what you have been up too! 

Guess what! This spot right here could be yours. You now have the chance to guest host for the month. No long commitment, share your blog with others and an easy peasy party. Send a email to cityofcreativedreams@hotmail.com if your interested.


 Reasons Why Your Water Smells

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY 



Candy Haystacks - Simple Stacie


Mini Sloppy Joe Bites - The Country Chic Cottage

How To Make A Hanging Bird Garland -  The Crafty Blog Stalker


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday Must Haves

Thursday Must Haves | City of Creative Dreams

When I go on websites such as Pinterest or my favorite clothing sites, I tend to spend a lot more time on the site than planned because I fall in love with the clothing or items! You would think that I would reach for my credit card, at first sight, however, that is not the case for me, I only get the necessities and lately I can't even reach anything on that list. Oh, how the days have changed. How do I manage? I place them in my mind for a wishlist and thought maybe I will remember it more if I had it right here in my bloggy grasp. Here are a few of my favorite things this Thursday!

Favorite Top: 
(I am in love with the color and the embellishment and the V-Neck of this Blouse)
Thursday Must Haves: V-Neck Blouse | City of Creative Dreams

Favorite Jacket: 
(This Faux Leather Bomber Jacket would look fantastic this Spring)
Thursday Must Haves: Faux Leather Bomber Jacket | City of Creative Dreams

Favorite Leggings: 
(I love leggings with zippers like this High-Rise Ponte Zipper-Trim Leggings)
Thursday Must Haves: Zipper Trim Leggings | City of Creative Dreams

Favorite Shoe: 
(Booties are so in right now like these Side-Zip Chunky Heel Booties)
Thursday Must Haves: Chunky Heel Booties | City of Creative Dreams

Favorite Wallet: 
(You have to add an accessory to top an outfit off and I love a good wristlet like this Silver-Tipped Double-Zipper Wristlet Wallet
Thursday Must Haves: Wristlet Wallet | City of Creative Dreams


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY


LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY | City of Creative Dreams

Sharing some of the highlights of my week. One question I am always asked is where do I get my laundry bag from. I really never thought of my son and I's laundry bag to be very exciting, however, because it is so useful lots of neighbors like to know where I got mine. Believe it or not, I bought mine from Dollarma for only $4.00. Then it was no longer anywhere to be found in the store for years until now. They have a similar one for the same price, the only thing is that it is smaller. Another thing is, it snowed over the weekend which looked very pretty. It resulted in me hanging out with this lovely kitty. Overall, fun week





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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Reasons Why Your Water Smells

Reasons Why Your Water Smells | City of Creative Dreams

We have always been told to drink water but what do you do when your water is not healthy? I never really had to think about that. In honestly I just thought it was just my taste buds whenever I had water that tasted a little funny to me. Boy did I learn a ton about why water can taste or ever smelly funny. This infographic below not only tells you why it is the way it is but always how to solve the problem. As a mother and general human, I thought I would pass on this knowledge. Like I said before, I had no idea about any of this and maybe some of you don't either so let's learn together, shall we?

Why Your Drinking Water Is Funky or Foul (and How to Fix It)
http://www.waterlogic.com/en-us/

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