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Wedding Day Tips: Top Ten Details to Remember

As a professional wedding photographer, I've seen my share of problem weddings that only add to the ever-present wedding stress. Planned improperly from the get-go, no one person is to blame, but the outcome is upsetting for everyone involved. Often, the bride's face looks utterly uncomfortable in all the pictures thanks to mile-high heels, guests are kept waiting for an inordinate amount of time, and the bathrooms are a logistical disaster!

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Newly Engaged after the Holidays: Start Planning Your Wedding Now

Congratulations on your recent engagement! With the holidays over, you can now focus exclusively on planning your wedding day. You have a long road ahead of you, and a lot of decisions waiting in the apostrophenuptial pipeline.apostrophe Donapostrophet let that stress get the best of you though – use these tips specifically geared to newly engaged couples!

Watercolors for Budding Artists

In browsing the shelves at our local library, I continue to search for books that will add to my knowledge of painting. Though primarily an oil painter, I like to dabble in other media to develop additional skills and techniques that will improve my art. As I also enjoy painting in pastel and watercolor, I found myself drawn to the colorful and appealing book about water based painting methods, The Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques by Hazel Harrison.

Milwaukees NARI Gets Its First Woman President

This month Diane Ausavich became the first woman to be elected president of the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). This is particularly significant given that Milwaukee’s chapter is the largest chapter in the U.S. and many of the programs it has developed have been adopted by other chapters across the country. Diane, 41, comes to the position with nearly 15 years experience in the home improvement and remodeling industry with Carl Krueger Construction, an award-winning design/build firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that specializes in disaster restoration. She has served in a number of roles for the family-owned business headed by her father as well as numerous roles within NARI. WomenOf.com Editor Julie Norwell spoke with Diane soon after the announcement.

Carbon Monoxide: 5 Things You May Not Know

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is very toxic to humans and animals. It is important to know how exposure to CO can affect you and your family. You may have heard a lot about carbon monoxide lately but there are some things you may not know.

Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit

You can easily conduct a home energy audit yourself. With a simple thorough walk-through, you can spot many problems in any type of house. When auditing your home, keep a checklist of areas you have inspected and problems found. This will help you prioritize your task list.

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