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5 Luxurious Travel Essentials
Who doesn’t love to travel, right? And we need to have some travel essentials whenever we plan a trip. I am calling these items luxury because I do believe that all these items will make your day-to-day life, while you’re traveling, a little bit easier and will add some sort of luxury to your day. So, without further delay, let’s get into it! · Silk Sleepwear The first thing that I have to have with me while I’m traveling is luxurious and comfortable sleepwear. I always make sure that I pack some silk pajamas with me. The reason why I’m stressing over silk sleepwear is that generally when we are traveling, we do get very tired. While sightseeing, we walk a lot more than we usually do. So, the last thing I would want is to not sleep really well. Also, you can’t just predict how comfortable your hotel room is going to be. So, the least I could do is wrap myself with really comfortable silk sleepwear. It is anti-bacterial and quite good for your skin as well. · Foldable Change Tray I know it sounds strange to carry around a change tray with you when you’re traveling but it does make an amazing companion to your trip. The one that I have is made of leather and I use it at home as well. I feel more at home when I carry these small pieces with me. Whenever I have to come back to the hotel after traveling around, I take off all my jewelry and its bits and pieces. I always worry about losing things in the hotel or dropping them off from the side table. So, I use this change tray to put all my jewelry safe and secure and I know where to find them the next morning. · Affordable Sunglasses A pair that protects your eyes from the direct sunlight and looks stylish at the same time is a must to carry. Whenever you take traveling pictures, they add so much style and aura to your travel outfits. You need to protect your eyes because you will be outside most of the time. Don’t buy an expensive pair of sunglasses because there are chances that you end up losing them during your travel. So, carry an affordable pair. · Vanity Case My next travel essential is a vanity case or a toiletry case that is waterproof and also one that comes with a hook to hang on the wall. Whenever you are not sure how much space you’re going to have in your hotel’s bathroom, this is such a good item to take with you. There are many varieties of vanity cases available on sites like Shopify. So do check them out too! · Versatile Scarf/Shawl Whenever you are traveling, even if it is during summer, the weather can be a little bit unpredictable. I do find shawls or scarfs that can be worn in a lot of different ways, a lot more versatile than a cardigan or jacket. A scarf or shawl can be carried around very easily because they fold up really well, taking up the least space possible. So, these were my favorite travel essentials that I make sure to carry around every time I go on a trip. Hope you found them useful. Happy Traveling!
It's Not a Box, It's Parenting Magic! Box Crafts 1-3
I don't know about you, but I have vivid memories of having a blast playing with empty cardboard boxes when I was a kid. Other than the usual riding in a box imagining it was a car, boat or train, I also made a Fourth of July Flinstones-style truck out of several boxes and paint that I "drove" at our town's Independence Day parade, and also turned a giant box from Sam's Club into "My Own Place," in which I had a little bed out of blankets, a cardboard table and curtains that my mom made for me. I'm very happy to see my own toddler now automatically turning to empty cardboard boxes to act out his own imagination games. He got even more into cardboard box play when we got a great picture book from some friends called "Not a Box." I wrote about it in my picture book gift guide! http://www.vingle.net/posts/621669 Playing imaginative games and crafting with cardboard boxes is parenting magic - it's entertaining, encourages creativity, can be done indoors and is cheap! Here are 3 very fun things I found out there online for you and your kids to do with boxes: 1. Cardboard Box Shape Sorter From Parents.com: http://goo.gl/GjLJhI Entertainment plus shape learning all in one! Materials: - 18x18x18-inch box - circle compass - ruler - pencil - cutting mat - X-Acto knife - adhesive contact paper - colored masking tape, hot-glue gun (Although I think these could be whittled down to say, a box cutter, cube box and duct tape) How To: - While box is flat, draw desired shapes on all six sides using a compass and/or ruler and pencil. - Slide cutting mat behind shapes and cut out using an X-Acto knife. - Trace each cutout circle onto contact paper, then use a compass to draw a circle around it that is 1 inch larger in diameter. - Cut out the ring and adhere it to the corresponding circle cutout on the cardboard box. Repeat for other circles. - To outline squares, use strips of colored masking tape. - Use hot-glue gun to seal the box shut on both ends. - Give your child play balls and toys to put through the holes. 2. Dynamic Cardboard Aquarium From MollyMoo: http://goo.gl/rtyWCB I simplified her tutorial - since my goal is to do simple cardboard crafts without a lot of shopping or material-hunting. But you can go to the link to see her full tutorial for a fancier, more durable version. Materials: - Thin, wide box (such as a TV box) - Pencil - Box cutter - Rounded buttons - String or thick thread - Flat thumb tacks or hot glue gun - Your choice for background cover: paint, newspaper, construction paper, tissue paper - it's up to you! - Glue - Styrofoam balls or ovals - Things to decorate the fish - paints, markers, googly eyes, glitter, tissue paper - it's up to you! How To: - Draw lines on the box where you want the opening and cut it out. - Cut slits on the top of the box to act as sliding tracks, openings from which to hang the fish from buttons and string. - With rounded buttons, the child can grip and move their fish up and down the tracks. - Cut circles out of each side to act as viewing portholes and give some detail to the outside of the aquarium. - Paint or glue colored strips of colored paper to the background and outside of the aquarium to create the scene. - Paint the styrofoam for the fish, glue on googly eyes and decorate with your materials. - Loop the thread or string through the buttons and drop the thread through the slits with the button resting on top. - Attach the other end of the thread or string to the fish using a flat thumbtack or hot glue gun. - Enjoy! 3. Tissue Box Dinosaur Feet From A Bird and a Bean: http://goo.gl/41TMM8 Materials: - 2 empty tissue boxes - Either Mod Podge and tissue paper, or paint - Scissors - Duct tape - Sponge - Glue or hot glue gun How To: - Use the duct tape to reduce the size of the opening a little bit and to reinforce the opening as well. - If using paint, then have your child paint the box. Let dry. - If using tissue paper, then cut pieces of colored tissue paper with your child, adhere to the tissue box by covering with Mod Podge and let dry. - Cut triangles out of a sponge or cardboard. - Glue or hot glue triangles to the box. - Stomp around like a dinosaur! Be on the lookout for more awesome cardboard box crafts that I'll be posting in the future! I'll be posting them in my collections, which you can follow here: Indoor Fun with Toddlers: http://www.vingle.net/collections/1631792 Those Crafty Kids! http://www.vingle.net/collections/1520307
Hajj Ifrad as a kind of major pilgrimage
It is one of the three types of Hajj. Performer of this kind of Hajj is called Mufrid. It said that Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) performed this kind of Hajj. It is almost similar to Hajj Tamattu. It is also said that Holy Prophet performed the Hajj Tamattu. No matter which type of Hajj Holy Prophet performed, he liked all the three types of Hajj and suggested all the types. It depends upon the time that pilgrim has to perform. A person can choose any type of Hajj. All the three types have greater value as compared to one another. Hajj and Umrah travel agency make your journey of Hajj very easy. In Hajj Ifrad you have a little bit relaxation. It is that if you have performed more than one Umrahs in your life and you suddenly hear Hajj news. You prepare yourself for Hajj and you do not have much time to perform Umrah before Hajj. On the other hand you have the chances to perform Umrah later in other months. Then you can perform Hajj Ifrad without performing the rituals of Umrah. You can perform this Hajj without Umrah if you have already performed Umrahs in your life or you will perform Umrah in the future through Cheap Umrah packages Birmingham. Those who do not have performed Umrah before, should perform Umrah first. You should complete all the rituals of Umrah before the days of Hajj. After you have performed the rituals of Umrah, you should perform the rituals of Hajj when the days of Hajj start. Step by step guide to perform Hajj Ifrad: Following is the step by step guide of performing Hajj Ifrad: • First of all cut your nails and also trim extra hair on body below arms and below navel. • Then wear Ihram. Two pieces of cloth should be worn in the way that right should of the men should remain naked. It is not must to perform the niyyah of Hajj at the time of wearing of Ihram. • It is said that perform the niyyah of Hajj while you are going to enter Miqat because after intending for the Hajj you have to follow the restrictions of Ihram. • First of all a person goes into the Holy Mosque reciting the Talbiyah which means that Allah we are present here for you. • Then perform the Tawaf of Kabah. • You should complete seven rounds around the Kabah in anticlockwise direction. • Then kiss the Black Stone that is the Sunnah of Our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). • After performing the Tawaf of Kabah, Pilgrims move for Sa’eey. • Sa’eey is the name of running seven times between two hills called as Safa and Marwa. Sa’eey is the Sunnah of Hazrat Hajar. • After Sa’eey Muslims go to perform Sacrifices of their animals. Muslims sacrifice the animals in the remembrance of sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S). • After performing all these rituals of Hajj male pilgrims get their heads shaved. • In the end Alwida Tawaf is performed. This is the way how Muslims should perform Hajj Ifrad. Every year a large number of Muslims go to perform Umrah by booking Umrah Packages Manchester from travel agencies like Umrah Experts.