Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Dos And Don'ts Of A Memorable Proposal

If you’re planning on proposing to your partner, then you want to make the event as memorable as possible. Of course, there are a few things you could do that could make it memorable for all of the wrong reasons - and that’s what you want to avoid! Here, we’ll talk about the dos and don'ts of making a memorable proposal so you know how to handle the pressure of getting it right.

Do Make It Meaningful To Both You And Your Partner
Think of the things that have made you and your partner the couple you are over the years and see what you can incorporate into your proposal. Making it meaningful for both of you will ensure it’s a special day that neither of you ever forget. Make sure you don’t just create a proposal that is meaningful for you, either - more on this later.

Don’t Start Acting Strangely Before You Pop The Question 
A proposal can make you start acting really strangely a few hours, or even a few days beforehand. The last thing you want is to cause an argument with your partner when this is supposed to be one of the most special and memorable days of your life. Take some deep breaths and have some calming exercises up your sleeve for times you feel yourself getting tense. If you want this to be a surprise, at the very least, your partner could guess what you’re going to do if you start acting strangely.

Do Consider Waiting To Buy The Real Ring 
You want to find the right engagement ring for your lovely bride right? Then consider waiting to buy the real thing. Choosing the ring together is becoming more commonplace, as women love to have a say in the jewelry they will wear forever. If you’re unsure of the sort of style she would like (bear in mind she’ll be wearing this every day) then you should wait to choose it with you.

Don’t Propose Without A Ring At All
However, if you are going to do the modern thing and choose the ring together, don’t even think about proposing without a ring at all. You should purchase one from a jeweler with a flexible exchange policy or borrow a family ring until you two can decide on the right one together. It may not seem like a serious proposal if you do it without a ring.

Do Be Sensible With The Ring/Proposal
When you have a ring to propose with, don’t put it in food or tie it to an animal. Be sensible - this isn't a movie and you don’t want anything to go wrong.

Don’t Propose For Yourself
You might love baseball, but proposing at a game maybe your other half’s worst nightmare. Think of it as proposing for them, rather than to them. How can you make this as exciting as possible for them?

Are you ready to make this proposal as memorable as it can be? Leave a comment!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Swift Available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital NOW! GIVEAWAY!

Disclosure:  We received a copy of this movie to facilitate our honest and unbiased review.  All thoughts and opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.  No financial compensation was received!



Swift - Official Trailer (HD)


MANOU (Josh Keaton) Manou is a young swift who was adopted by a young gull couple. Manou is quick and agile, he is always happy, very smart but he cannot fly like a seagull. He is growing by learning to be himself and stop copying others.

Los Angeles, CA - Take flight with Swift, a wonderfully uplifting, family-friendly journey about standing up for what you believe and finding your place in the world, when it comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 7, 2020, from Shout! Kids. Starring the voice talent of Kate Winslet (Titanic, Mary, and the Witch’s Flower) as Blanche, Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse, Finding Dory) as Yves, and Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender) as Manou, this is a film for the whole family. Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include an interview with Willem Dafoe, a look at the making of the film, and the theatrical trailer. Meet Manou, a sweet bird who grows up believing he is a seagull like his parents. He strives to swim, fish and fly like them … but feels that he is not very gifted. To his great shock, Manou discovers that he was adopted, and is actually the offspring of the much-hated swifts! After a tragedy, Manou has to navigate the differences between swifts and seagulls, and ultimately try to find his own identity – and save his friends and family along the way.

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Our thoughts:

Our entire family really enjoyed this movie.  It is really fun and is a great way to spend an evening with your kids.  I was pleased to see how the movie dealt with being different, trying to fit it, and adoption.  My kids all talked about Manou and how he learned to be who he really was and to stay true to his heart at the same time.  We highly recommend this movie.


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