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The Texas Cameron Park Zoo

He award winning Cameron Park natural-habitat zoo in Waco, Texas provides visitors with an opportunity to see wild animals in state-of-the art, free-form surroundings and progressive display areas.

Tips for Decorating a Cake with Flowers

Decorate a cake with colorful, fresh flowers.flower cake image by Rich Johnson from Fotolia.comAdd a touch of natural beauty to any cake with fresh flowers. Decorate a wedding cake with flowers matching the bride's bouquet, or top a Valentine's day cake with red roses. Best of all, you...

Semi-Formal 18th Birthday Gift Ideas

Show off your fantastic present-buying skills by presenting an 18-year-old with a semi-formal gift. Choosing the right gift for the perfect girl or boy is not difficult as long as you know what his personality is like and know her taste. The age of 18 is the beginning of a new start for some teenage

A First Gift for a Girlfriend

At the beginning of a relationship, getting a gift for a girlfriend is challenging. The gift should show caring and love, but should not be inappropriate for the length of time together. A first gift might fall on the girlfriend's birthday, a holiday like Valentine's Day or even just a gift to show

Ornament Storage Tips

Proper storage will preserve your ornaments for years to come.decorative balls for christmas-tree image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comNothing takes away the spirit of the holidays faster than unpacking a favorite ornament only to find it broken. Whether your ornaments are made of...

How to Make a Disco Outfit Out of Modern Clothes

Finding a disco costume in your closet is easier than you think. Many modern clothing styles use elements developed during the disco era; today's styles are just tamer versions. But with a little alteration, it is simple to convert regular clothing into a disco costume. Almost everyone, men and wome

Nice Thank You Gift Ideas

"Thank You" gifts can be given for a variety of different occasions. Some of these situations include thanking someone that helped you out at a fund raising event, tokens of appreciation for public servants such as firemen and policemen, and thanking a neighbor for shoveling the snow on...

Gifts for an 85th Birthday

Choose the perfect birthday gift for the 85-year-old in your life.multi purpose gift image by ennavanduinen from Fotolia.comChoosing a birthday gift for an elderly friend or relative can be challenging for a variety of reasons. The person might be living in an assisted living facility and...

Novelty Cow Gifts

Novelty cow items make cute gifts.cow image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from Fotolia.comCow novelty items have cow spots, look like cows or otherwise remind people of cows. They are considered novelty items because they do not appeal to everyone. However, cow gifts are common enough to give to...

Ideas for 60th Birthday Souvenirs

Sixtieth birthdays are a big milestone in people's lives and are often celebrated with big parties or gatherings. While the birthday girl may get lots of "normal" gifts such as flowers or chocolates, a really nice way to commemorate the big day would be to get a special, 60th-themed present.

How to Choose a Gift for a Taurus

The Venus-ruled Taurus is patient, reliable, warm-hearted and loving. Tauruses enjoy the good things life has to offer, whether they are earthly, financial or sensual. This persistent and determined Zodiac sign also loves culture and beauty. No other sign in the zodiac is closer to earth than the Ta

Online Christmas Stories for Children

Online stories can help kids get into the Christmas tree image by Horticulture from Fotolia.comTo help children understand the lessons inherent in the Christmas tradition there are a number of websites online that explore different types of Christmas stories. The...

DIY Pirate Goody Bags

Goody bags are given out at many children's birthday parties to the guests as they leave. For a pirate birthday party, you will want to decorate the bags and fill them with pirate-themed items such as eye patches, pirate stickers, plastic jewels and coins. Let your child help out with making the pir

The Perfect Valentine's Gift

Looking for that one perfect gift?Sure, everyone wants to go with the yearly standard of roses.But why go with the yearly standard?

Creative Halloweeen Costume Ideas

Halloween is an opportunity to let your imagination run wild.Tripod/Photodisc/Getty ImagesPart of the fun of Halloween is finding a costume idea you can pull off to impress everyone. Halloween is a time for letting your imagination soar and being whatever you want to become. Designing a...

Surviving the Holidays Once the Grandparents Are Gone

This past year was a difficult one for my family. Over the course of the year, my children lost their two surviving grandparents, my mother-in-law in July and my mother in November. Getting through Th

What Is a Mis Quince Party?

Latino culture marks the passage from girlhood to adulthood with the Quinceañera, or 15th birthday. A Mis Quince party, or Quinceañera, celebrates a girl's maturity, and her resultant new status of being at marriage age.

Time to Wig Out: Video Series

When wearing a wig, you always want to keep a few key things in mind to help it last as long as possible. Get tips on caring for wigs with help from an experienced fashion professional in this free video series.

How to Hang Christmas Lights in a Window

You've decided to decorate for the holidays and can't wait to get started. The only thing is, you can't figure out how to hang the Christmas lights in the window. You certainly don't want to pound holes in the wall, and you can't drape them over the curtain rods. What to do? Make a quick trip to the

Event Invitation Ideas

Making a unique invitation for any event that you're throwing is a fun and easy way to make the event memorable and enticing for your invited guests. There are many kinds of event invitations that you can create, some of which are simple, while others more complex.