Monday, May 12, 2014

How to Know What Necklace to Wear w/ Each Neckline

Have you ever wondered what necklace should I wear with a certain top? I know that I have. Well I found this great tip with a picture to help out with that lingering question.

Different necklines look better with certain necklace styles.

Turtle necks – best with longer necklaces
Crew necks – best with short necklaces such as necklace ‘collar’ or bib styles
Scoop necks – fill in the space with multiple strands of beads or larger scale pendants
Strapless – look great with chokers or short pendants, leaving your lovely decolletage bare
Square necks – look for pendants with an angular finish to harmonize with the angular neckline
Asymmetric necklines – look for necklaces that aren’t symmetrical, instead a necklace that has it’s own asymmetry can work, alternatively a long string of different sized and shaped beads can work well.
Halter necks – these create a narrow V neck – so look for a narrow pendant with a sharper end
V neck – ideally a necklace that matches the shape of the V – depending if it’s a wider or narrower V neck.
Collared shirt (button down) – there isn’t much space for anything too wide, so a choker style works if you have a long neck, if not a slimmer pendant that sits above the last open button.
Boat neck – a long string or two of beads is ideal for this neckline.
Cowl neck – this neckline is already detailed and has volume, so either a short and small pendant or a pair of feature earrings instead of a necklace.
Sweetheart – a curved necklace that has width that will balance the open decolletage of this neckline.


Come check out my jewelry boutique, All Things Pretty, for some great necklaces for your outfits!
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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Be Prepared - May

I can't believe that it's already MAY!!! How did you all do last month in collecting seeds for a garden? Did you get to plant the garden? How about soap? I was able to make laundry soap and dishwasher soap. I will post the recipe for the dishwasher soap in my printables tab later.

This month's emergency prepardness is to gather all of your legal and important documents into one place. Along with that fun items to keep your family entertained during a disaster or emergency when shall I say it, there may not be any electricity!? GASP! What?!

Have fun with this one. Find games that your family would enjoy, or some quiet activities such as coloring books, books to read.

Our food storage goal is collect water. Water is more essential than food. You can survive a few days without food but only a couple days without water.

Here are some ideas to store water.

Canning - why didn't I think of that before? You can can water just like you would food. Check out this blog for quick tip on doing it. CLICK HERE

Bottled water -  the easy way, buying cases of it from the grocey store. Just remember to rotate it as it may evaporate over time.

Bottling it yourself. - I have large plastic containers of water in my pantry labled. At the time I was buying a lot of Hawaiian Punch and saving those bottles. Milk jugs will work just the same. Store them in a cool dark place.

Water Pouches - You can get these at any emergency prepardness site. Emergency Essentials has a pretty good select of prepackaged water.

Water Barrels -  these are to catch rain water. Here in Arizona it would take awhile to fill one as it doesn't rain that much here. But if you live in an area were rainfull is abundant, take advantage of that. Be sure to keep purification tablets on hand for this kind of water.

Good Luck! Here is May prepardness file to print.

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