Tips for Lighting Your Home Like a Pro 11.03.2016

lighting tips

Lighting can make or break the look of home decor. It can add warmth, create a mood, the right atmosphere, and define the space or if it goes wrong can make the scene seem dull, make you sleepy, cause headaches and sometimes even cause accidents when working on simple tasks.

This important and seemingly daunting task is also unfortunately the most overlooked aspect while decorating. But worry not, we are here to make it easy for you. The next time you are giving your home a do-over, make sure your shopping list includes the right lighting fixtures.
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5 Tips on Saving Your Waistline During Easter 10.03.2016

Easter tips

Easter is a day of celebration and of course indulgence. It is one of those many holidays where all the events and celebrations are somehow centered around food. And while it is a wonderful occasion to spend memorable time with family and friends, it does put your diet in a jeopardy.
But here is the good news, having a wonderful holiday need not translate into falling off your diet plan. It’s all about balance! Here are some simple tips so you can enjoy a guilt-free Easter without adding a centimeter to your waistline.
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Comforting Casseroles for the Weekend 10.03.2016

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Do you sometimes feel like you need to spend the whole weekend wrapped up in a duvet, eating comfort food and watching movies? We all have times like this! Here are a couple of ideas for delicious savory casseroles which are easy to make and will restore you and your loved-ones to your usual energetic selves! Both of these casseroles give off the most delicious aroma whilst cooking. They can be made in advance, and taste even better when re-heated a day or two later! Читать дальше “Comforting Casseroles for the Weekend” »

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Making Your Own Affordable Window Treatments 09.03.2016

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When it comes to updating your home’s look, starting with curtains can be the quickest and easiest way to completely revamp a room! Unfortunately, when it comes to purchasing brand new curtains, and possibly even the hardware can prove to be downright costly! That is precisely why making your own curtains is an excellent and affordable option!
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Protect Your Immune System From Spring Allergies 09.03.2016

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Allergies; it is enough to hear the name of this annoying condition to feel irritated. Seasonal allergies really know how to “season” our mood, especially those that follow in a short period – spring. For most of us flowers and flowering trees are a two-edged sword. Their flowers hide a silent killer for our airways – pollen. Allow nature to be free in expressing its beauty, and you can also enjoy it. All you need to do is to protect your immune system. Читать дальше “Protect Your Immune System From Spring Allergies” »

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Banana Pancakes 09.03.2016

Banana Pancakes
Serves: 4
Nothing says a lazy Saturday morning like yummy in your tummy banana pancakes. Our recipe is simple yet super delicious. Mix it up with your own favorite toppings for an easy-going breakfast or brunch!
  • all-purpose flour (leveled), 1 ½ c
  • sugar, 2 T
  • baking powder, 2 ½ t
  • salt, ½ t
  • banana (browned), 1 small
  • low-fat milk, 1 c (plus 2 T)
  • eggs, 2 large
  • vanilla extract, ½ t
  • unsalted butter (melted), 3 T
  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and whisk.
  2. In a separate bowl, use a fork to mash the banana. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly incorporated into the banana. Add this mixture into the bowl with the flour. Pour the melted butter into the mixture; fold everything together using a rubber spatula, being sure not to over-mix. Your pancake batter should be thick with small lumps.
  3. Heat a stovetop griddle or large skillet to medium-high. Use a pat of butter or vegetable oil to grease the griddle or skillet. Using a large spoon, scoop some pancake batter and dollop it on the hot surface. Place each dollop of batter about 2 inches apart.
  4. Cook the batter so that you see tiny bubbles, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Move the pancakes to a serving platter.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you use up the rest of the pancake batter. You can pair the pancakes with sliced bananas and walnuts, or warmed maple syrup.

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Simple Breakfast Recipes 04.03.2016

breakfast recipes

You’ve undoubtedly heard countless times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how often do you just grab a muffin or piece of fruit and run out of the door? Even when you’re in a rush, it’s possible to prepare a breakfast that fulfils all your nutritional needs. Check out this list of recipes and add the ingredients for your favorites to your grocery list.
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Retail Therapy for Weight Loss 03.03.2016

shopping therapy

Shop till you drop, goes the saying. And we recommend you take it literally. If shopping is your favorite pastime and being laden with shopping bags is your idea of fun, then you are in luck. While science has already established that retail therapy has emotional benefits what very few will tell you is that shopping can help you lose weight too. Shopping is a great calorie burner!

Don’t believe us, here is the math – Research shows that on an average women burn around 50,000 calories shopping every year (around to 160 calories per hour shopping). And there is more, one shopping spree amounts to 7000+ steps on an average, i.e. around 6 kms of walking (brisk walking if you hurry from one store to another) per trip and 250 kms a year!

While it is not a substitute for your daily dose of exercise, there are a few ways you can optimize your shopping trips. Seemingly simple things like where to park your car or whether or not to maintain a shopping list make a whole lot of difference.
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