Author Archives: Mommy Ria

Banjo vs. Ukulele

I have seen a rise in the use of ukulele, from actors and actresses of the big screen, to musicians, and normal citizens. I remember owning a cute ukulele when I was young. I never learned how to use it but had it anyway.

Ukulele is a small guitar with very cute tune coming form a hollow body. It is a smaller version of a guitar but still uses nylon as strings.

Banjo, on the other hand is a round acoustic instrument. We usually see banjos in movies related to the wild west or the hill billies. It is perfect for folk, bluegrass, and country music. It has a circular body with a membrane covered by either a plastic or sometimes an animal skin. You can also find electric banjo – guitarcenter.com if you preferred an electric banjo.

Musical Instruments and Accessories

Many people are getting hooked on playing various kinds of musical instruments and that is a good thing. I think it is better to engage in music rather than get into vices that are not worthy of one’s time and effort.

If you are in the process of joining a musical band in school or learn a new hobby, you can start researching about various musical instruments and the accessories that go with them. See if your mindset is ready to pick up a new skill and follow that gut feel.

You can visit http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ site and see the many musical instruments offered. Check your budget as well and purchase the one that is best for you.

Spring Themed Mantle Display

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The gloominess of Winter is finally getting lifted in few weeks. We are excited to catch the vibrant Spring. Fret not as Spring is not too far from now. We can already see some buds coming and the crisp air of the new season is slowly making its presence felt.

If your mantle decoration has been stale for a while with all that wood burning to warm the whole place, maybe it time to clean the fireplace and start updating the decor to bring more vivid colours of Spring come to life.

Here are some inspirations I have taken from Pinterest to give you the right nudge on what to put on your mantle, what colour best compliment with what for Spring, and how to combine what you already have at home to create that perfect, lively Spring themed mantle decoration.

Small and flowers

Small house plants and vase full of flowers are good decorations to top your mantle after a long gloomy winter spell. It’s time to bring in some life into your home and add fine scent of sweetness too.

Some florists may already have early blooms for spring that you can put in a vase to accentuate your mantle. If you cannot find flowers at this time, put some small succulents plants in tiny and cute pots and line up your mantle to look like a little spring forest.


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Candelabras and candles

We are very done with winter’s gray spell. It’s time to bring in the light with natural amber coming form beautiful candles and some sparkly or even rustic candelabras to hold those candles in place. You can use scented candles as well to let the sweet smell of spring linger at home.


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Lanterns

There are plenty of big lanterns in the home depot that brings extra drama while adding beauty to your home. I found some really nice lanterns that can be used to hold bigger candles or just act as plain decoration to spice up your mantle for spring.


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Banners

Banners are not just used to adorn a place when there are special events. You can also cut up some nice pictures, words to spell out Spring, or tie up old, spare fabrics on a yarn to add colour to your mantle place.


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Eggs and other figurines

Spring is often associated with Easter because the latter usually happens during the period of Spring time. And with Easter decorations proliferating the home depot areas, it is so nice to brighten up the mantle place with either Spring or Easter themed decors.

You can choose some cute egg decors, or some bunny figurines to place on top of the mantle as your focal point. You can also use other spring related figurines like birds, and other critters.


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Stylish Casual Wear For Mommies On-The-Go

Who says mommies cannot be stylish while doing errands for the whole family? Being a mom entails a lot of hard work, patience, time, effort, and sacrifices. Oftentimes, these sacrifices will include the right to look and be decent for our family and to the rest of the society.

Mommies can be very busy with a lot of things in their plate to handle. However, I seriously believe that even if mommies’ appointment books are brimming with activities and errands to fulfill, we should still look our very best.

You can find plenty of stylish and very chic wear at StyleWe for the mommies on the go. The outfits you choose will depend on the kind of trendy mom-on-the-go you are. So, here are some selections for the mommies on-the-go that you can take inspiration from.

 

Sporty moms-on-the-go

These outfits are perfect for the super active moms-on-the-go who loves engaging in sports themselves and with their kids. Rubber shoes and the athleisure wear is the perfect combination look for the active mommies. This is designed for casual and sporty events that allows mommies-on-the-go to move freely while being active.

 

Lady Boss moms-on-the-go

The perfect ensemble for a lady boss kind of mom-on-the-go would be crisp fabric for
blouses, a denim jeans or a nice comfortable trousers with a flat shoes and some nice bags with top handles.

 

Glam moms-on-the-go

Oh, the glam moms would have to love being dolled up even if they are just running errands for the family. Why? I say, why not? Anything dressy with a touch of shine will be great for the glam moms and they neither won’t mind running on stilettos!

 

Southern Belle moms-on-the-go

The typical casual get up of the Southern Belle moms-on-the-go are billowy dresses or blouses that flow that give them the feel of a true lady. These dresses are downright lady-like and really nice to wear especially on summer weather!