October 29th, 2013
I believe the best way of eating corn so that you can get the best nutrition from it is to couple it with a lot of veggies if you are a vegetarian and some chicken if you prefer eating your meat. Corn is a great way of making your healthy food really tasty. Although I know many people might simply fry up the veggies or cook the chicken and then sprinkle the corn or simply mix it in, my personal favorite way is to eat it in the form of a corn casserole. The casserole has actually been a family favorite and a way of eating with the family and friends since I was a child.
As a young woman, I naturally took to baking one casserole and having one in my refrigerator all the time. It was the perfect comfort food that helped me de stress after a tiring day. The best thing about it remains that although you might be digging into the casserole to seek comfort, you are still adding nutrition to your body whereas if I chose ice cream or cupcakes instead, it would be a very different scenario. The ease of cooking also helps me not put off the cooking for later when I have time.
October 25th, 2013
In the true sense, my mother in law turned into my mother when I got pregnant with my first child. Till then, she kind of considered me an outsider whom her son loved but since she had had no daughters, she did not seem to feel that kind of connection with me. She always respected with and was formally very caring and generous but sadly, the feeling that she was also a mother to me took some time. Well, anyways I am a believer in destiny so when the time took its course and I got pregnant after 2 years of marriage, my mother in law’s love elevated to a whole new level.
She spent a lot of time by my side and very gently made me aware of the dos and don’ts while she helped me prepare for this new phase of my life. I and my husband were over the moon since this was an additional benefit that came as a happy surprise to both of us. Since I had already seen many of my friends go through this phase, I had a fair idea of what was waiting for me. Still, the most useful tip that she gave me was that when does morning sickness start, I should rely more on understanding my own body rather than listening to others.
October 22nd, 2013
Being an overweight person, I had suffered from multiple health disorders for many years. Most of the disorders that easily healed and cured in my healthy friends tend to stick to me for a while. Although I am not happy with being overweight but since it is hereditary there is not much that I can do to overcome it. Most of my efforts went in vain while I was trying to work on this issue of my life. But I experienced a real jolt when I started feeling pain in left side of lower stomach region of my body.
It would initially occur for sometime and then disappear by itself and I thought it might be simply related to my irregular bowel movements. But when I discovered a change in my menstrual cycle along with this irregularity, I decided that it was time to visit my gynecologist. She immediately ran some tests and came back to me with the bad news. I had cysts in my left ovary which although was harmless as of now but could take an ugly shape if I did not work out my weight issues. I came to know this was a common occurrence for people who were either overweight or underweight.
October 8th, 2013
Being the only person in my family and at my work place who has a hobby of tattooing, I do feel that we tattooed folks are one part of the community which is often misunderstood just because we choose to embrace the love that we have for the art of tattoo making.
I have had several tattoos for several years now but when I talked to my mother about getting a tattoo on my chest, she did not utter a single word which from my experience is not always a good thing.
After thinking for a few minutes, she came up with, “But you do know that chest tattoos hurt quite a lot.”
I told her that of course I know that and it is in the memory of my loving brother that I wanted to get it. He had always been very close to me and when he passed away at a very young age, I sort of could not function very well for some time but his love and all the loving memories supported me through that very tough time and this is the least that I can do to give a tribute to his memory. I wanted his memoir close to my heart hence the chest.
September 22nd, 2013
There are many decoration themes which add that extra oomph to your house. These are the objects that we mentally associate with the rich and wealthy or with famous people. Now, tell me which celebrity home you have seen on television that does not have a huge spreading umbrella in the garden to just relax under when the sun is warm enough to sit under the umbrella while hot enough to be faced directly. The answer would be none. So, if you are also looking for something similar, you need to get yourself a cantilever umbrella. These are huge umbrellas that you can use for both the purposes, namely, for shade or just as a decoration piece.
It can turn a simple garden into a site or to a place where you can hang out with your friends. You can have a table top, a couple of chairs and just enjoy drinks or a meal with your friends. At night time, you can decorate the umbrella with lights to turn your garden into a small party spot. These umbrellas are available in different shapes and sizes and you can find the one that really appeals to your aesthetic sense. Ensure that the support of the umbrella, the stand is sturdy enough to last long.
September 10th, 2013
Fireplaces have been a part of our homes since ages now. The traditional fireplaces where you light fire to wood and enjoy the rawness of fire can look alluring but are often a lot of hassle and not suitable for city living. The electric fireplace heater have solves this problem with an easy alternative. Running on electricity, these heaters provide you the much need warmth in winters while keeping your surroundings clean. There is no messy ash for you to clean or soot for you to worry about. The expense of building a chimney can also be done away with.
These heaters are also high on the safety measure and can be comfortably used in your kid’s rooms. There are some designs which look like cabinets and can fit n with your other furniture nicely. Heating system though a necessity, it no longer needs to be the odd looking part of aesthetics. The choice in designs and colors has increased many folds over years and you can find something which suits your style. The efficiency of these heaters is also much more than the traditional fireplace and provides you with the warm fireplaces while keeping your bills well under control.
September 6th, 2013
In the post modern era when family values have evolved to an extent that everyone has a different view of what family means and stand for, family portrait ideas are also available in a wide range. Because every family is different from every other family, every family looks for a portrait idea to capture and truly express what they feel towards their family. Many families want to portray not only their family values but also see getting a family portrait clicked, sketched or painted as an activity that solidifies the family bonds. With passing years, sometimes a lot is lost and family portraits serve as a great memory of such exceptional times.
This idea is anything but new, but still a very special one. The ancient history is ripe with examples of Kings, Queens and their royal lineages who have created a rich history, even legacy, with their family portraits for the coming generations to proudly own and display. Perhaps, now also families along with an intention of catching and storing memories want to create a legacy for their future generations. The special occasions can be made much more special if you saved and treasured these celebrations with unique ideas to develop new family portraits. Look deeper into your family and celebrate the togetherness with a family portrait!
September 3rd, 2013
While looking at various options to confirm your pregnancy, often one of the thoughts that comes to your mind is how nice it would be if you could do it in the comfort and privacy of your home. Even though the pregnancy kits available in drugstores and pharmacies provide the comfort but privacy, in such intimate matters like pregnancy, is lost. For such situations, there are a bunch of homemade pregnancy test options available. Many are frequently discussed on online forums where users share their personal experiences and help you make a decision to select the best alternative for yourself.
The question is not about pinching pennies but about putting products available in your home to multiple uses. Often we are not aware of uncommon uses of many products we use daily and same is the case with options available for checking pregnancy using homemade tests. Just look around your house or kitchen to find what is available, ready to use and suits your need. This is highly recommended for every woman with a do-it-yourself mindset and who believes in making the best of every situation. This is a hassle free, cost effective, secure and private way to confirm your pregnancy doubts before undertaking any major expense.
August 13th, 2013
Can’t leave the office but need to sleep? Why don’t you bring the office in your rooms you can relax while working?
We can take away that almost half of the population of professional out there – especially of those in higher position – are workaholic. The pressure in the business world because of competition draws them towards their self-fulfillment and success in some other way.
You can turn your room into an office inspired area – it’s just you have your bed at the corner and a small closet disguised as office drawers. Magnetic paint could also add to the inspiration as it enables you to hang some magnetic notes on your wall to keep you updated and on track everyday on your work. This type of paint is more on dark colors so you will be able to really see an office scenario in your bedroom. As much as you want an office inspired space, you may want to trade your plastic chairs with office chairs; and tables with mahogany or anything varnished. The bookshelf will be fine if they are only stacked with intelligent books.
Always remember also to rest. What is the purpose of your hardship if you cannot really enjoy it, right?
August 4th, 2013
If you are a 15-year-old teenager and looking for a new job to earn some pocket-money, here is some information for you to get hired. Most jobs for youngsters do not need experience and one can get hired with a bit of effort. The services of young workers are usually required for child care, restaurants, supermarkets and amusement parks and it is quite possible that you get hired in these departments. The earnings for a job depend on the place, the job’s complexity and efficiency that you give in completing a job.
Working hours depend upon a young worker’s availability, when schools are open the hours are limited to 3 hours and in case of holidays the working hours can increase up to 8 hours. It is imperative that you should prove your skill and should not demand unnecessary things when you apply for a new job. There are many available jobs for 15 year olds, all you need is a positive attitude and sincerity, as these attributes can help you to get hired and get paid handsomely. We recommend that you make a good resume, most employers do not need it, but it can really help you to stand out from other applicants.
August 1st, 2013
Modifying a kitchen cabinet can be a complex and time consuming task. The pre-finished cabinets available in the market are limited in design and color, so unfinished cabinets give buyers a great option to stain, style and varnish them according to the furniture in the kitchen. By making some effort, an unfinished cabinet can be made into a work of art, which really makes the kitchen look elegant and amazing. Kitchen cabinets are an important part of the kitchen and needs to take good care off. These days the demand for unfinished kitchen cabinets is reasonably high, the reason is that it gives the opportunity to people for customizing the kitchen cabinets according to the style and taste they choose. These kitchen cabinets are cheaper as compared to pre-finished kitchen cabinets. A good amount of expertise, time and skill is required to stain and paint unfinished cabinets. It is also a difficult task to mount and assemble unfinished cabinets. Different kinds of woods are used in making unfinished cabinets such as maple, pine, oak and cherry, which are durable as well as of good quality.
Advantages of buying Unfinished Cabinets
High quality cabinets can be bought
By doing some research the cost of the cabinets can be reduced
Design can be chosen as per the style and size of the kitchen
Can be customized to enhance the appearance of the kitchen.
June 20th, 2013
This is another trending topic on the internet that makes bloggers and marketers busy on their keyboard as if this is the awaited annual debate of the year. First, it is your preference on which materials you are comfortable with. However, the following may help you decide if you have not made a stand yet:
Cost. Undeniably, wood stands out in this one. The reason why vinyl tends to be more expensive than wood is the quality most of the vinyl fencing suppliers are pointing out. But, it will not change a fact that wood is cheaper whether for picket or privacy fencing.
Time. Based on my experience on working with hardware suppliers, wood lasts for one to three years while vinyl, with proper care, can stay firm at the average of eight years.
Maintenance. This is definitely for vinyl. Wood is a sensitive material that it cannot stand harsh exposure to water. Wood easily breaks and wears off in a shorter period compared to vinyl.
There you have the three points you have to consider before purchasing a product. Yet still it is your call, as what I’ve said, you can choose whatever you prefer. I understand why these kinds of dilemmas distracts a builder, after all, we just want that one fine masterpiece, right?
June 5th, 2013
Propane heaters use pressurized gas to function, using a lot less energy than other heaters. Most of them are portable and used in outdoor events or outdoor type buildings, such as warehouses or storage sheds. Propane was first brought about in the 1900s as an alternative source for heat.
Portable heaters that use propane as their primary source can be found in your nearest hardware or home improvement store. Depending on the size, make, model, style, and most importantly; BTUs, these heaters range in pricing.
Lowes offers many selections of portable heaters with different BTUs. If you’re unsure what brand to go with, choose Mr. Heater. Mr. Heater is safe for indoors or outdoors and have been known to deliver efficient heat in natural disasters, garages, barns, and cabins. A Mr. Heater 18000 BTU Portable Radiant Liquid Heater goes for $139 (off Lowes.com).
Believe it or not, there’s more than one type of portable heater. Portable heaters come in the following types: cabinet, convection, forced air, propane tank top, and radiant. Different heaters are meant for different functions. If you ever get the urge to go camping in the winter-time, you’re not crazy; it is entirely possible with a portable heater.
June 4th, 2013
We all know that yards with window wells look pretty awesome, but did you know that you can actually buy covers for those window wells? Not just the window down below, but for the window well itself.
Window well covers can add some décor to the backyard and make the window well look cooler than it already does. You won’t find these in your average home improvement store, but you can find some pretty decent ones at home improvement retailers online.
A cover can pretty much be made out various materials, but the most common on the market is plastic. Fitting a cover over a window well can be a simple do-it-yourself project as long as you have the right tools and a little time. These covers aren’t too expensive, but it depends on the size of your window well.
You’ll want to measure out the distance of your window well so that you know what size cover to purchase. For an average window well measuring 40 inches, you’ll probably spend about $15 for a plastic cover. Some of these covers are available in a bubble shape for some added characteristic. These covers can keep your window well clean and free of scattering debris.
April 14th, 2013
One thing which surprises me is how creative marketing has gone far since the dawn of technology. Before, I tend to be so much amazed by how people knock on your door, ring on your bell and tap on your window too just to sell products.
I was scrolling the internet last night, looking for some appliances I can purchase for my house. It will be ready soon – just some minor repairs, then it will be such a beauty. Well, I happen to visit a site – a common online market place – and found a sliding door hardware that looks extremely exceptional. The specifications, measurement and price were well-described. It flashes a number for me to call or I could immediately input my credit card number to make the purchase.
The supplier promised to deliver the hardware next week. I told my foreman also to leave some room for the sliding door. My house is almost finished but I could use some space somewhere for my new door. After all, it’s a sliding door – who could resist a low cost but high standardized door? Well, it was fast, though. In just one click and a couple of calls, I have made a purchase – one of the right decisions I’ve made throughout the construction period.