5 Tips for Buying the Perfect Kaftan

The kaftan has been worn for thousands of years by multiple cultures around the world. If you’d like to get in on the fun, here are just five things to consider before buying one.

1. Look At Its Cut

Even though kaftans are worn the same way, they can have drastically different cuts when it comes to waists and necklines. For example, some are pinched around the middle for a fitted look while others flow freely around your figure. Some go down to the floor while others stop around your upper thighs. Make sure you’re buying a kaftan that flatters your specific body type.

2. Examine The Embroidery

The sfifa (needlework) of a kaftan is one of its most important attributes. Many are stitched by hand, like the kind available at CraftsVilla, and the more elaborate type can include everything from beads to gemstones woven into its fabric. Never buy something mass-produced. Always look for that original touch.

3. Mind Your Colors

You can find a kaftan in all sorts of colors, patterns and designs, but remember that certain hues have meaning beyond just “a pretty shade to wear.” In certain cultures, for example, green is reserved for weddings. If you don’t want to be mistaken for a bride while on vacation, make sure you understand color meanings before you go.

4. Have A Budget

A kaftan can range from ridiculously cheap to bogglingly expensive; it all depends on the type, brand and degree of detail in its manufacturing. You’ll want to look for deals when shopping for a kaftan in order to keep the price down. You might also want to have a hard limit so you don’t get tempted by something gorgeous and out of your price range.

5. Research Its Retailer

How long have they been in business? Do they have a wide range of kaftan available? Are they a trusted authority when it comes to ethnic products, or do they strike you more as the exploitative type? Do your homework before buying from a kaftan company. You don’t want to give your business to a brand that can’t be trusted.

These are just a few things to keep in mind as you shop for the perfect kaftan. Don’t be afraid to browse multiple shops or try things on over and over again. You should be completely satisfied with your purchase before handing over your credit card!

Types of Water Pumps

Pumps are used to move fluid from one location to another and are available in many different shapes and sizes. However, each type of pump has a particular usage so it is important to understand the different types available to know which type to purchase. Whether you need flojet water pumps to remove water from your basement or need to replace the pump in your well, this guide can help you choose the right pump for the right job.

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are used to remove water that collect around your home. There are different types of sump pumps designed for different uses. A pedestal sump pump has an open motor and is installed above the water level, while a submersible pump has a sealed motor and is installed below the water level. Most sump pumps run on electrical power but you can have a backup pump installed that operates on batteries that will allow you to remove water even if there is a power outage.

Sewage Pumps

Sewage pumps are designed to pump both liquids and solids. Often, sewage pumps are used during basement remodel projects that include a bathroom. They may be submersible or above-ground. They may also be integrated into a basin. Although a sewage pump may be used as a sump pump where clogging may be an issue, a sump pump should never be used in place of a sewage pump. There are also macerator models that help reduce waste to a semi-fluid state, making them easier to remove.

Well Pumps

Well pumps provide water from underground wells. A shallow well pump sits above the ground and draws the water through one inlet pipe. Deep well pumps also sit above the ground but draw water through one pipe and out through another. Shallow well pumps are optimal for wells that are 25 feet deep or less while deep well pumps are optimal for wells that are between 25 and 110 feet deep. A deep well submersible pump has a single pipe that rises from the well that connects to a pressure tank. This type of pump works in wells that are 25 to 400 feet deep.

In addition to sump, sewage and well pumps, you may also purchase utility pumps designed for specific uses. There are pumps available for pool covers, to transfer water from one area to another and for HVAC units with significant condensation.

Happy Mother’s Day Mama Charito

Yesterday, we celebrated Mother’s Day at Steves Grill, Valencia City. There are 365 days in a year and we only thank our Moms for their hardwork in raising us and in taking care of us for one day. When we were young, we don’t celebrate Mother’s Day, I do not know why, maybe because we cannot afford it yet and we (Mama Charito’s Kids) do not have an income yet. But now that we have our own salary and income we always make our Mother feel that she is special to us. We are so lucky to have her as our Mom and her grandchildren are much luckier because they have her.

She is the best mother in the whole world for us because she endured everything just to make us feel loved and to let us have the life we deserve. And on yesterday, we made her feel that she is lucky to have us.

Here are some photos during yesterday’s Mother’s Day Celebration (1. My daughter holding a bouquet of flowers for her grandma and 2. My son holding a cake for his grandma).
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Two weeks ago, I was searching online for the perfect gift for my Mom, I was checking out different online stores and shops because it is way much easier and I have lots of choices than visiting different malls. Most online stores and shops has an on-going Mother’s Day SALE so I was enticed to check them all out. I saw these gorgeous skirts and I know my Mom would love to have them on her closet and probably wear it anytime she wants.
unnamedHAPPY MOTHER’s Day Mama!!! Thank you for everything, I know these things cannot re-pay the amount of time, effort and love you have given us, but I hope somehow these things make you feel a little bit special.

Nivea Big Sale 2015

I have learned through a friend (Hello HOME BUDDIES) that NIVEA is having a 50% off on all items, nationwide! So, I immediately went to the supermarket (Robinsons for that matter) in order to buy myself and my family the beauty products that we could use.

These are just some of the few Nivea Beauty products that we bought for our self consumption. I give some to my Aunts and Friends because I couldn’t wait for Christmas to give them gifts.

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Top 3 Wedding Dress Trends

From 1920s-inspired vintage style to sparkling glitz and glamour theme, wedding dresses online always offer something for every bride. Thanks to the formal dresses Australia designers who constantly update their lines, you get to find the perfect one in www.beformal.com.au that suits your style.

Incorporating color, for example, is one way to express your playful inner self as this time; there are no more off limits when it comes to shades and palettes. With that, you’ll be in no time claiming the blushing bride title with a stunning powder pink gown while the guests can’t take their eyes off you upon walking down the aisle with that one-of-a-kind shade.

The floral appliqué is another trend that add a touch of details and whimsy that go well with any type of gown—trumpet, a-line, mermaid or ball. It is something that can go a long way in the wedding world whether attached into the body of the dress or dramatically cascading down the skirt , and these kind of wedding gowns can be found in http://www.beformal.com.au/list/wedding-dresses-c113330/ ,  the site has a lot of gowns to choose from. . This means you can turn something borrowed into something apliqued with floral accents matching your bouquet in full bloom and gorgeous look.

The lace, of course, would never lose its throne in the wedding trend. Although traditional lace may not exactly be fitting to the warm weather but taking it lightly, finding alternatives help maintain its classic look and at the same time add sophistication to the spring season. You can furnish it up with high necklines, intricate shawls and long sleeves for an elegant dream wedding dress.