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Are expensive cribs a good investment?


Now that I am pregnant with my first baby, I am curious to know if buying an expensive crib is a good investment or not. When we went for shopping last week, I saw many beautiful and good looking cribs. They are very expensive. Before investing money on them, I would like to know whether it is a wise decision or not.

After spending hours in front of the internet and talking to my friends and relatives, I came to know that the answer to the question is not quite straight forward. There are many points to consider before deciding if expensive cribs are worth the money.


Is the quality of the crib good? One of the most important factors to consider before buying an expensive crib is the quality of wood/material used for making it. If the quality of the wood or material is not good, then there is no point in investing money on it.

It is better to check with the manufacturer about the wood/ material they used for making the crib. Get the help of an expert if you wish to check the quality and features of the crib.



Another point to consider when buying an expensive crib is your budget. Yes, you heard it right. Think how much you can afford to invest on it and see what other sacrifices you need to make to buy this expensive crib. If you feel buying an expensive crib will leave you tight on money, then do not invest on it. Or you can look for something basic and less expensive.



You cannot keep your baby in the crib for more than a year or so. So, the period you are going to use the crib will be very short. If you are planning to have another baby in the near future, then you can reuse the crib and that makes it a wise investment.

But, is your expensive crib gender specific. I don’t think it is a good decision to investment so much money on a gender specific crib, if you are going to buy an expensive crib. If it is a gender specific crib, then, the crib will be a waste if the second baby is a different gender.


3 great jewelry-making tips

Jewelry-making is such a fun and creative hobby that requires no more than a few spare moments during the day. Because it doesn’t take any natural skill to do some art pieces of jewelry, you can learn how to make them using some simple tips.

Especially if you like to wear jewelry in order to complete your outfits or if you have friends that always shop for pieces, you should start making jewelry that might turn from a simple hobby to a full-time business. Here’s how you can become great and successful in the art of jewelry-making:



Get an organized workplace

Every crafter knows about the importance of having all the supplies in a right order. It’s frustrating to waste precious time looking for a certain tool or fabric. So make sure to choose a room or a corner in your house where you can put a desk and some drawers, boxes, and so on, filled with every instrument that you need.

In addition, you should use labels or dividers that come in handy for storing beads, pins or wires. It’s better to figure out your own personal system that works best for you.


Check online for creative ideas and inspiration

It’s difficult to always come up with creative ideas for your jewelry. Therefore, a little inspiration from places that you’ve seen or even online pictures or websites is more than enough. You can look at different jewelry shops or clothing stores that show you pictures in full detail.

Furthermore, check for bloggers or antique jewelry sellers that show you what’s in style. Sometimes you can even come across online tutorials that teach you step by step how to make a certain piece of jewelry. You can customize the models using the materials and color you like or even combine a few pieces if you need that pinch or originality.


Look through your old jewelry and set what type of pieces you wear in general

Especially when learning the basics of making jewelry at home, you need a few pointers to help you out. So, take a look at your old jewelry box and see if you have some broken earrings or bracelets that you can use for your next craftsy projects. Then, get the pieces that you use on a regular basis and put them in a bag.