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    Sarah believes that your wedding photography should be just as vibrant, unique, and beautiful as you are! She loves taking wedding portraits that will help you remember your wedding day forever.

    Ever since her own wedding photographer failed to show up for her wedding, she understands exactly how important wedding portraits are. Reasonable wedding photography pricing lets you get all the beautiful photographs you want. Dedicated to giving couples the best wedding photography experience, she is enthusiastic, creative, and fun.

    With a blend of thoughtful professional portraits and fun wedding photojournalism, Sarah captures every moment and all the little details that make your wedding special. Whether you’re getting married in Estes Park, Fort Collins, or even in CostaRica for a destination wedding, Sarah wants to help you remember every beautiful moment of your wedding day. Photography is a time-machine, transporting you back so you feel all the joy and love you felt then.

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Trip to Iceland and Paris- Tips and Tricks

Trip to Iceland and Paris- Tips and Tricks on traveling and traveling to Iceland like a pro!

Iceland waterfall

Iceland waterfall

Iceland Tips Part 1

 

What to pack:

Rain Jacket and Rain Pants**** water resistance doesn’t count

waterproof socks (best investment ever)

Gortex, waterproof boots

Gloves

leggings

warm leggings

hat

long-sleeves

short-sleeve shirts

Think layers

I recommend an omin heat jacket below your rain jacket.

 

I learned being 4 days in Iceland that weather changes QUICKLY it can be beautiful and sunny but the wind can kill ya but if you have a rain jacket and rain pants can still have fun.

If your items get wet it will take FOREVER to dry them so whatever you bring, bring things that quick dry because you will wait your entire stay to have them dry

 

 

 

Blue Lagoon tips

FYI

 

MAKE A RESERVATION! YOU HAVE TO HAVE A TIME. Luckily I stayed at an awesome hostel and found out before I was the loser who went to the lagoon without getting in.

Once you have your reservations you can arrive about an hour and half earlier and you will be fine which is very nice 🙂

Get the basic pass, you just need to bring your own water bottle and towel. Else you can buy/rent a towel when your there for 7$ more.

Here is the blue Lagoon tips

Before you arrive, please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the information that we consider to be an important part of a great Blue Lagoon experience.

For a complete overview of best practices, good-to-know tips, and frequently asked questions, click here

Luggage storage Blue Lagoon offers safe luggage storage, where you can store your bags while bathing. The luggage storage service is located in the parking area.

Lines/Queues on arrival When you enter the Blue Lagoon facilities, there will be several different reception lines. Check your ticket to see which line applies to you.

Possible wait time at check-in Depending on the time of day and the time of year, there is a possibility that you will experience a wait time during the check-in process.

The wristband has multiple uses Upon your arrival, you will be given a wristband. This colorful item is the key to your changing room locker. But it also functions as an in-water credit card. You can use it to purchase drinks and refreshments anywhere in the spa area.

Lockers and changing rooms We recommend that you store all your valuables–jewellery, shoes, cameras, etc.–inside your locker. But be sure to check that your locker is properly locked before you walk away. Blue Lagoon is not responsible for any lost valuables.

Use hair conditioner The seawater in the Blue Lagoon has high levels of silica. Silica is not harmful to hair. However, if your hair gets wet, it can become stiff and difficult to manage. Therefore, we recommend that you apply conditioner to your hair before entering the lagoon–and leave it in your hair while in the lagoon. Complimentary conditioner is provided in the shower area.

Two ways to enter the lagoon There are two ways to enter the lagoon. You can walk outside and into the water. Or, you can enter the water from within the main facilities at the indoor lagoon area. Depending on the weather, the interior entrance may be preferable.

Drink water and stay hydrated You can become dehydrated in hot water. Therefore, we highly recommend that you drink plenty of water during your visit to the Blue Lagoon. This is particularly important for people who have diabetes or high blood pressure.

Water temperature The water temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). But owing to variables out of our control – including weather and time of year – the water temperature sometimes fluctuates beyond this range.

Sunglasses and sunblock During the day, the Blue Lagoon reflects a substantial amount of sunlight. Therefore, it is wise to wear sunglasses in the lagoon. Similarly, on sunny days, there is an increased risk of sunburn, so please consider using some form of sunblock.

Prescription eyeglasses If you have prescription eyeglasses and choose to wear them in the Blue Lagoon, be sure not to submerge them in the water. Silica—one of the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal treasures—can damage the lenses.

Contact lenses Salt, minerals, and other elements found in the seawater of the Blue Lagoon can irritate your eyes. Therefore, if you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you remove them before entering the lagoon.

Children and the Blue Lagoon The Blue Lagoon has a minimum age limit of 2 years old. Children aged 2-to-13 are welcome to enjoy the Blue Lagoon–free of charge–with their family or guardian. Due to the fluctuating temperatures and color of the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal seawater, it is mandatory for children aged 2-to-8 to wear inflatable armbands (aka, ‘floaties’, ‘water wings’) in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Also be aware that each guardian is only allowed to supervise two children under the age of 10. For safety, and out of respect for other guests, please keep an eye on your children at all times.

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Date your Spouse

Great Dates for your spouse.

Marriage is awesome, now know this that marriage is also hard. Take two different people and have them be together for the rest of there lives, is hard because we are all SELFISH. To the nth degree. So how do you love your spouse. Have a date night. Your poor, you don’t need money to have a date night. You have kids, great find another people with kids and switch kids, and go out.

Now lots of these things can cost money. But there are fun options like, walk around the park. Play Pokemon GO, go to the cheap theater there is one everywhere.  go to the dollar store and get a puzzle.

 

The whole point is to be together.

 

Every spouse wants to be pursued. Valentines has come and gone and though its a halmark holiday some people say they don’t want anything but every girl wants to be the “popular” girl. Have their locker decorated and displayed as a prize. You remember the locker, they got flowers, it was decorated. Those type of things people remember and feel emensely loved.

 

So now your married does this mean spend $100’s of dollars on valentines. NO

Sticky not a room with things you love about her

Make cards

Create paper flowers, pinterest was created for things like this

Make cookies

Send them a can of CRUSH soda.

Take a picture and send them to them to say how  much you love them

Put music on and dance with them when they come home

Buy a tea light candles can get a GROSS amount of them at Big Lots for 2.99 and when they come in have the lights off and the candles everywhere

Food doesn’t have to be expensive it just has to be thoughtful

 

Its the thought, its telling your significant other that they are SPECIAL and showing it.

Checkout places like http://amomwithalessonplan.com/date-night-ideas/

http://blupla.com/diy-movie-night-ideas-for-teens/ 

 

50 Date Night Ideas for at Home

  1. Have an indoor picnic.
  2. Beer tasting.
  3. Ice cream night. Buy small containers so you can both have your favorite flavor. Talk about ice cream memories from when you were young.
  4. Make Sushi together.
  5. YouTube karaoke. Yes that is actually a thing!!! Search karaoke on YouTube and you will find tons of karaoke versions of songs.
  6. Paint together on a big canvas.
  7. Take a “how well do you know each other” trivia quiz.
  8. Wine tasting.
  9. Stargaze together and see how many constellations you can find.
  10. Roast marshmallows over a fire pit (or barbecue).
  11. Play video games together.
  12. Put an air mattress or comfy blankets on the living room floor and fall asleep watching a movie.
  13. Exchange foot rubs.
  14. Enjoy fondue.
  15. Make it a candle light night.
  16. Prepare dinner from another culture together. Play music and watch a movie that celebrates that area.
  17. Have cheese, sausage & crackers.
  18. Have an outside picnic under the stars.
  19. Exchange back rubs.
  20. Work together to make a playlist of songs from when you were first together.
  21. Dress up for each other. Wear fancy clothes and set a fancy table.
  22. Chopped Challenge at home. Have a friend fill a bag with ingredients neither of you know about. Set a timer and race the clock together.
  23. Do a puzzle together.
  24. Make a homemade pizza.
  25. Spend some time writing out 10-15 memories each. Then read them out loud to each other.
  26. Blind taste test. Each of you collect some yummy treats like peanut butter, cool whip, pixie sticks, honey, cream cheese, strawberries, etc. Don’t let the other see. Take turns bringing out an ingredient.
  27. Organize digital family pictures together.
  28. Make your own massage oil.
  29. Unplug from everything and just be together.
  30. Read aloud to each other.
  31. Play a childhood game.
  32. Learn a new hobby together.
  33. Play darts.
  34. Plan a your next trip.
  35. Dream together. Talk about where you’d like to be in the next 5, 10, 15 years in your relationship, with the kids, with finances,  in your careers, etc.
  36. Take YouTube dance lessons. Salsa anyone?
  37. Do a “Skype” double date with a friend couple who has moved cross country.
  38. Make a list of the top ten reasons you’re happy to have him as your hubby while he makes a list about why he’s happy to have you!
  39. Play cards. We like Golf. Someone recommended Casino, we can’t wait to try it!
  40. Have a really special fancy dessert from a near by bakery.
  41. Walk around the neighborhood, keeping your house in view.
  42. Watch the first movie you ever watched together.
  43. Search online for your dream home.
  44. Exchange a scalp massage.
  45. Build a fort together.
  46. Take a bath together.
  47. Make fancy popcorn.
  48. Share (or remember together) embarrassing moments from the past.
  49. Look at your wedding album.
  50. Start a journal together. Write love notes in it and keep in near your bed.

Tips for Keeping the Kids Busy

  • Get them a movie to watch in another room.
  • If you do rest time, like we do, send them on their way.
  • Create a “sleepover” feel, letting the kids share a room for the night.
  • Include the kids. Let them be waiters/waitresses, serve the meal and clean up after.

More date nights

  • Make a fort
  • Play trivia
  • Watch a sports game and make bets
  • Look at wedding album and/or video
  • “Minute to Win It” games
  • Make a music video
  • Do a science experiment
  • Watch YouTube videos
  • Make a song list and dance
  • Candle Lit Dinner
  • Give Massages
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Cook a meal together
  • Picnic in backyard or living room
  • Play cards
  • Put a puzzle together
  • Camp in backyard or living room
  • Play board games
  • Make a couple’s “bucket list”
  • Build a snowman
  • Spend $10 at Thrift Store
  • Italian Night – Food/Music/Movie
  • Mexican Night – Food/Music/Movie
  • Shoot hoops together
  • Play racquetball
  • Go swimming

 

 

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Kauai Wedding {Shipwreck Beach}

Hawaii, I have to say is one of the best destination weddings I have been a part of. Planning a destination wedding can be a lot of work but can also be a ton of fun. Destination weddings limit the guest list because most people won’t make the journey. Its already a fabulous vacation. The main points in planning a destination wedding is , 1) where will you have your ceremony (is it a state park, open space, hotel) 2. How much will that location be, do you need a permit, 3. Where will you get your marriage license, 4. Finding vendors that will be amazing.

Find a hair or makeup artist from where you are doing your wedding: whether it is in the south, Bahamas, or tropics people who have lived there and know the weather and can perform well in those circumstances will be your best bet. Bring someone who isn’t experienced of the climate can turn into flat hair, and runy makeup. Not to say that not all makeup artists aren’t capable of being a pro in any weather but for easy sake.

 

Photographers: This person will be in your intimate moments and through your day, take someone you trust and knows you. There are great stories of local photographers and there are horror stories but regardless- trust the person who will photograph them. You can’t get back that day.

Flowers- Go local and by the season it will be fun and vibrant

People who you invite: the people who you invite should bring life to you and your spouse to be

Kauai Wedding {Shipwreck Beach} Sunset

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