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Choosing entertainment for your wedding party

Right after the wedding couple has made the decision on their wedding day in Singapore, in most cases they will begin their planning process, but unfortunately, they usually focus on themselves. They overlook the fact that they also must think the best way to entertain their invited guests during the wedding party in Singapore. A wedding ceremony is viewed as unsuccessful when the guests don’t feel the happiness and feel amazed with the wedding event.

Here are a few tips that you may use when choosing entertainment for your wedding party. (more…)

Feeding your family by hunting and fishing

One of the nice things about being married to an avid outdoorsmen is our freezer is always full of meat and fish.  We have mostly venison from the fall hunting season and fish from the spring and summer months.  It isn’t enough to feed us everyday, but it is plenty enough that has saved us a substantial amount on our grocery bill.

I rarely talk about hunting and fishing on this blog and I’m really not sure why.  Hunting and fishing can be a great part of living a frugal lifestyle.  Not only has it provided meat for our table but it also has provided us with enjoying time together.  Sure you can spend a ton of money and both sports, but you can also find ways to keep those cost to a minimum.

Kristine and I take part in a lot of online outdoor communities and a big part of what we talk about is getting kids outdoors and back to nature.  I remember when I was a kid, I knew a lot of kids that enjoyed hunting and fishing.   (more…)

The Great Coupon Experiment

The first thing I discovered is I’m probably an atypical food buyer, at least when it comes to coupons.  A lot of the foods for which coupons are offered are things I wouldn’t buy either because my lifestyle doesn’t call for them (things like diapers or pet food) or because of dietary restrictions ( I have to watch salt so a lot of packaged or processed foods are out).   This means that some of the coupons that I might otherwise use I don’t use, which then limits my potential savings.

Still, I did find out a few useful things this week.  One is that there are a lot of useful online sites where I can find and print coupons for free.   This had concerned me a little bit, because I tend to read my news online and paying for a Sunday paper simply for the coupons seemed kind of wasteful.  Now I’ve discovered I can find the same coupons online, which means I can save the cost of the paper and still find the coupons I need.   I particularly liked the Smartsource coupon site, and found it easy to use. (more…)

Dating Site for Single Parents

No matter what situations cause you to be a single parent, there is absolutely no reason why your life still must go on just because of your children.

Obviously, your kids become your main concerns and you must ensure that your children daily needs must be fulfilled. Sometime this will force you to work harder everyday so that you have a sufficient amount of money coming in to look after your kids, most importantly if you do not have any financial support from others.

Becoming a single parent, dating is extremely difficult. You wish to meet a person that understands that your child is your main priority, so someone who also has kids can understand your time limitations. (more…)

5 wedding traditions to consider for your big day

Weddings are all about tradition. The white dress, the Best Man, the whole family together under one roof, and perhaps one too many glasses of wine! However, modern weddings have changed the way we think about tying the knot, and some of the traditions of the past are now commonly overlooked. Below, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite old and new traditions to ensure that your wedding is as good as it can be. Give these traditions a try…

Something blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe. It’s a well-known phrase, but modern brides don’t always conform to this tradition – especially the blue part. The idea is the old represents continuity, new offers some optimism for the future, borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness and blue for purity, love, and fidelity. Oh, and the coin is there to give you some good luck as you walk down the aisle. (more…)

The Natural Wonders of the Dead Sea, Israel

The Dead Sea, Located about an hour east of Jerusalem, beyond the sea level hills of the Judaean Desert is the lowest point on earth. The Dead Sea is not actually a sea, but rather a large lake that borders Israel to the west and Jordan to the east. Remarkably, it is over 1,400 feet below sea level. On this Dead Sea road trip I was accompanied by a fellow from tour operator in Israel.

Our first stop was at the northern end of the lake at a private beach which does require a fee but provides shaded spots, fresh water showers, a snack bar, and an area full of Dead Sea mud to detoxify you.”This is the most bizarre and glorious experience. I mean I am not holding any air in my lungs and I’m just totally floating. (more…)