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The Wedding Guide
Anyone who has been part of a wedding, or planned a wedding, knows how completely consuming it can be. There are so many tiny details that most first time wedding planners, or brides do not even know about until they are knee deep in fabric swatches, and buzzing from a wedding cake sugar high. There are countless ways to go about planning such a monumental event. Now with the help of websites such as Pinterest, the bride or planner is just one click away from an endless thread of “perfect” wedding gowns. Making the choices all the harder when there is so much to work with. That is part of what makes it so daunting to undergo. So many choices to make, and of course there is the unsolicited opinions of those nearest, and dearest to the happy couple. The entire process can be draining, and downright unpleasant, as the nitty gritty details start to swallow the bride, or planner whole. Of course, there are websites such as the Knot, Zola and The Wedding Planner, but even these sites can seem overwhelming; causing any bride, or planner to have a full on melt down.
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Once Upon A Time Episode Six
Twisted vines curl, bend and overlap while growing side by side. The plot lines and stories on Once Upon A Time are a lot like vines which twist and climb along the walls. The show has aired for six full seasons and is on it's seventh now. In it's seventh season the show has seen a reboot of sorts, and along with it many parallels from the show's first season. Each episode of the seventh season has mirrored that of the first season in some way large or small. Season one focused on the story of Snow White. It told the story of how she met her prince and fell in love. While the evil Queen worked to tear them apart. Season one explained that the Queen's final effort to keep the princess and her prince apart was the dark curse. A curse which took all of the fairytale characters from their homes and brought them to our world where magic does not exist. From there the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming was set to break the curse. In season seven a similar story is being told. The story of Cinderella and her prince being ripped apart by a dark curse. Now the characters from familiar stories and from the previous seasons have been brought to a new land and the new curse must be broken. In episode six of season seven viewers discover what led to the new curse being cast. The following paragraphs will contain spoilers from all seven seasons of the show.
Season seven of the ABC show Once Upon A Time has already sparked many discussions with the introduction of new characters. In the show's fifth episode the same can be said, as fans were finally given the story they had been waiting for. At season six's wrap up the viewers learned that the beloved Disney princess, Tiana, would be joining the cast of characters for the newest season. After the casting of Mekia Cox fans wondered how the strong and independent character's story would fit into the Once Upon A Time realm of fairytales.
Family Halloween Traditions
We have arrived at the time of year again, when the ghouls and creatures emerge from the shadows and shopping carts of busy parents. The cool autumn air sets in the spooky decorations are hung and candy is bought in bulk. Children eagerly await the chance to dress up as their favorite monster, character, or idol before going door to door asking for treats from their neighbors. The modern day Halloween celebrations have become a tradition over the past decade. Starting in America during the early 1900s, it has become a national holiday that children and adults both look forward to each year. Families spend the day making memories and traditions of their own every year. From the children dressing up to celebrate at school to the infamous candy hauls that they return with after trick or treating every family has their own unique ways of celebrating that make the holiday special each year. My family was no exception, though, we enjoyed the holiday with a little extra twist that not every family was able to do.
Power of Words
There are two sides to every argument. The debate on the power words hold is a timeless one. Also one that people will feel strongly on either way, but they often don’t realize it. As humans we use words to express ourselves, share our thoughts and emotions. Connections are built and taken apart by words. In forming relationships with the people in our lives, we use words as a sort of tool to connect.
Once Upon a Time — Episode Three
The day after another exciting episode of Once Upon A Time. Yesterday the third episode in season seven was aired on ABC. Many fans were eagerly anticipating what this episode would hold, as in true Once Upon A Time fashion, the show's plot is beginning to pick up heat. More characters are being introduced and their stories are becoming entangled with the main plot. From the previews after the second episode, fans were treated with a glimpse of Princess Tiana from the Disney movie, The Princess and The Frog. Fans were eager to learn more about her story on the show and her connection with Cinderella. Tiana was not the only character to make an introduction in this episode. There were many new faces, such as the arrogant contractor and the mysterious woman that is being held captive within the city of Seattle by Cinderella's stepmother. With the introduction of new characters, fans also gained more insight on the already established characters. In this week's episode, fans discovered why Cinderella's stepmother is so wicked to her. Then when Cinderella was faced with a difficult decision, she received advice from an unlikely ally. Yet again, Once Upon Time offered it's fans an exciting new episode and left them with a lot to contemplate until next week. This article is going to touch on a few of those highlights and bring about some new questions for fans to ponder. Beware of spoilers in the upcoming paragraphs if you have not seen the show or caught up with the latest episodes.
Once Upon A Time
The ABC television show Once Upon A Time, about fairytales characters trapped in the real world, puts a new spin on the beloved stories we all grew up with. The story of Snow White took a spin when the ironically dainty princess was seen wielding a bow an arrow and knocked her Prince Charming out cold with a stone. The show quickly became famous for its interesting plot twists and unexpected characters. For the past six seasons the show has continually surprised fans by taking them to new worlds and inventing new curses for the characters to overcome, all the while keeping the show's main focus on family and hope. Now after six seasons the show is undergoing a reboot. Many of the main actors chose not to renew their contracts, leaving less than a handful of the cast to return for the seventh season. With that in mind the entire show faced a makeover. The setting, time and even the beloved characters themselves were all done over leaving the fans to speculate and theorize what the seventh season would hold.
What is it about time travel that intrigues us so? Whether it's traveling back in time or forward into the future, the idea that we could be present in a time other than the present seems to captivate many. There are so many shows, movies and books about the idea that one person could travel through The Space Time Continuum for some specific purpose. Generally, they are searching to change something in the past that will alter the present, or traveling to the future to see the consequences of the present. Either way the mystery behind what the past and future holds draws many people in.
The Coffee Shop
“Hello, welcome to Black Beans Coffee Shop. What can I get you?” Like a broken record, it was always the same question. This was then followed by the same dry and rehearsed response. Then, mindlessly, the barista turns and begins to put together the customer’s order. As soon as the order was complete, the barista would stand in front of the register and hand off the order to the customer, in return for some form of payment. Everything was done very robotically and structured, never falling out of line or adding anything to change the routine that was in place. Each straw sat still in the glass holster on the counter, every plastic fork was in the correct compartment and would never be mixed in with the plastic spoons, and every bottle of water was turned to face forward, so that the labels were easy to see, as if they were standing at attention. Everything had its place.
7 Things My Family Taught Me To Love About Autumn
The First Day of School — The temperature begins to change and there is a sense of something new on the way. The colder air makes the senses sharper and more alert. It is like a jolt to the system as we walk down the street to get the mail or start the car in the morning before work. It becomes clear that the sweltering heat of summer has passed and something new has begun. School is beginning once again. It is a fresh start.