Archive for the ‘NC marriage’ Category
To care for your pearls don’t expose them to perfumes and hair spray and don’t clean them with a commercial jewelry cleaner unless it says safe for pearls. A gentle wiping with a soft cloth after wearing will prolong their luster.
Fashion repeats itself and time periods overlap so there are always exceptions. Whatever the style or decade with pearls, you can never go wrong in fashion. If you wear vintage, there are no fashion rules. Whatever decade or style you like!
So, how do we identify the decade styles or can we or does it even matter to a pearl lover? Rarely to me but if it does to you we will give it a try based on findings (Metal pieces that are used to connect and support jewelry such as clasps, hooks, etc.) and style of the decades.
In the early nineteen hundreds pearls were a favorite and style influenced by the high necklines and collars. Choker type necklaces or dog collars as they were called then were popular. Many of these chokers were on velvet or ribbon. A one strand necklace of fourteen to thirty inches was popular at this time and as many as five single strands in various lengths. Also very popular in style was the lavaliere. Pearls were set on the pendant.
In 1920′s we had access to imitation and genuine pearls and were queens. Pearls were a flapper’s trademark with several long ropes measuring up to 60 inches. Tassel necklaces of pearls were very popular. These were almost always faux pearls. There was also the sixteen inch and eighteen inch and everything in between on single strands. Delta and Richelieu were popular brands and there were plenty of choices at Sears and Roebuck. Prices were as varied as the choices.
AnnaSophia Robb: I’ve got into fashion.
AnnaSophia Robb “cares more about fashion” since she landed the role of a young Carrie Bradshaw.
The actress portrays fashionista Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series, which is based on the Sex and the City character’s younger days.
The 19-year-old says hanging around the wardrobe area on set has proved fruitful for spicing up her own style.”I’ve started to care a little more about fashion,” AnnaSophia admitted to Us Weekly. “I’m starting to wear a lot more tights now. Carrie wears a lot of tights… and I’m starting to wear more patterns. Carrie doesn’t really have a specific colour – it’s more layering of different patterns and textures and eras together.”
AnnaSophia described her personal style as being more like conservative dresser Miranda from the Sex and the City series.The pretty blonde does mirror Carrie’s eclectic fashion tastes when the occasion requires something special.
“It kinda depends on the day – on how much energy I have to put into it,” she explained. “On New Year’s I wore a big poufy white skirt, which is very Carrie… but most of the time I just like wearing stuff that’s comfortable: boots and patterned jeans and big, comfy sweaters.”
AnnaSophia recently admitted the role has also had an effect on her hair. She permed her locks to portray the character and loves having wild tresses.
“I love the curly hair,” she gushed last month. “Jen [Johnson, hair stylist] does my hair on the show and I was like, ‘Ooh that’s a good look for next season.’”
My husband has signed up to online dating sites.
I’VE only been married two years and I’ve discovered my husband has registered himself on online dating websites.
I am 38 and live in South Africa. My husband is 43. When I confronted him about it he said that he didn’t think we would make it through our first year of marriage and that’s why he went looking for someone else.
This is his second marriage and apparently he pulled these stunts with his first wife as well.
Friends warned me about him and now I’m wondering if they were right. He has children from his first marriage and had the snip before we met. I desperately want kids but he won’t have it reversed.
I own everything in our marriage – the house, the car. Is he just using me as a meal ticket? Seeing that stuff on his phone was the last straw for me.
Your needs and feelings certainly seem to come low down on his list of priorities but breaking up with him doesn’t mean that Mr Perfect wanting marriage and children will necessarily turn up soon.
It’s not long since you two thought you loved one another enough to get married, so give it one more shot.
Tell your husband you are thinking of ending your marriage and that he needs to make some major changes if you two are to stay together – come off the dating websites and be open about his internet use, and at least talk to you about having the baby you long for.
If he’s not prepared to make a serious effort for your sake, or you feel talking gets you nowhere, arrange to see a relationship counsellor.
Thousands rally to back NC marriage amendment.
The widow of a lawmaker who was the driving force behind a gay marriage referendum on next month’s ballot in North Carolina told thousands of conservative Christians on Friday it’s now up to them to get people to the polls to change the state constitution.
Mary Frances Forrester and other conservative leaders asked participants at the Return America rally to work to protect the supremacy of traditional marriage from potential court challenges. Gay marriages are now granted in six states and the District of Columbia. Two more states — Maryland and Washington — have authorized them but licenses have not yet been issued.
Forrester, wife of the late Sen. Jim Forrester, asked women in the audience to recruit others to vote for the amendment leading up to the May 8 primary. The early voting period began Thursday.
“You are responsible for nine other women that you can make sure go to the polls and vote and better still vote early because this is the time and you are here ‘for such a time is this,’” said Forrester, making a reference to a verse in the Book of Esther.
State Capitol Police estimated the crowd in downtown Raleigh at about 3,000, as churches and Christian schools bused in members and students to the Halifax Mall.
The Rev. Ron Baity, president of Return America and pastor of a Winston-Salem church, recalled that the group had held three previous rallies on the mall pleading with lawmakers for a referendum.
“I am grateful that the people of North Carolina on May 8 now will have the opportunity, as it should be,” Baity said. “Most importantly, we are back here today to uphold the historical truth that … God said that marriage is between one man and one woman.”
Jim Forrester sought for years to persuade legislators to consider a statewide referendum, but the Legislature’s Democratic majority blocked the bills. Less than two months before the senator died, the new Republican majority at the General Assembly agreed last September to put the amendment on the ballot.
The proposed constitutional amendment would identify traditional marriage as the only domestic legal union recognized by the state. State law, which already limits marriage to a man and a woman, won’t change if the question fails, said Jeremy Kennedy, campaign manager of the anti-amendment Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families.