Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Eating Out in Healthiest Way

By Shabnamahsan

To be fit & healthy, it’s essential to take healthy diet. But in Special occasion or festival season we can’t avoid dinning out with family & friends.  While eating out in restaurants specially fast food restaurants, it’s hard to resist the tempting delicacies which are not so healthy. They are usually packed with too much calories, sodium & trans fat.
           Don’t worry. I’ll show you some tricks to make your dining out tasty, healthy and memorable.

Plan Your Meal In Advance

Today we can find most of the restaurants online. Check their menu online, highlight healthy options & print it out for future reference. If you don’t get it online, take menu card when you go there. It will help you plan your meal wisely.

Eat Small Meals During The Day

Eat some fruits or healthy salad in the evening to curb your appetite so you don’t indulge into overeating in dinnertime.

Select You Meal Carefully

Read the menu carefully. Avoid the dishes containing the word fried, creamy, au gratin, crispy or basted as they are usually high in unhealthy fats & calories. Choose steamed, baked, grilled or poached dishes without mayonnaise and creamy sauces & you will cut a lot of calories & harmful fat.
Ask for the salad dressing & sauces to be served separately. You can use them at your choice or skip them
Check Your Portion

Generally restaurants serve huge portions which make us eat more than we need. Ask for take home container & pack half of the meal in it before serving you. You will eat guilt free & get free meal for next day. Or you can share with your dining partner to save money & calories.

Healthy Dessert

Rounding up meal with yummy Chocolate Sundae or Berry Cheesecake can lead a rounded figure. Instead, order frozen fruity sorbet or yogurt ice cream sundae. These fruity desserts are nutritious & at the same time an absolute treat to your test buds.
                Do a little planning & a careful choice now & your body will thank you later

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Top 7 benefits of Triberr and Get free invites

Triberr is a new name in the social world. Actually it is made from a single word called Tribe which represents a group or cadre. So why should we know about it? Do you believe in social promotions like Facebook likes, Tweets, Diggs bookmark, etc then you must know it. It works with Twitter.
So when you join a tribe (or you could make your own) you share tweets with other tribe members and these members will retweet them on their Twitter profile. So the  bigger the tribe is the more retweets you will get. And I am sure you must aware of these retweets advantages. They will bring huge traffic to your site with almost zero effort. 
Top 7 Benefits of Triberr:-
1) Your tweet will be retweeted by large of number people which belong to your niche so more chances to get huge traffic.
2) Almost zero effort is required and takes very less time.
3) You will get a chance to make new friends with similar likes dislikes on Triberr website just like any other social network.
4) Google is planning to include site social popularity in its ranking criteria so its very good for your site.
5) No need to worry about Twitter policies because all the work is done by real humans not by the bots.
6) No need to wait for SEO magic because your new site will start getting the traffic from day one.
7) If your blog is really good then I am sure you will get lots of Facebook fans and other promotions too free of cost without any effort.
Right now the site is invitation based only so many people are asking for the invites.
But hey no need to worry as I have the invites which may be yours if you own any of the following niche blog or site:-
Mommy bloggers, Lifestyle, Home & Family, Health-Fitness bloggers
So please drop a comment and I will send you an invitation to join my Tribe.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Cry Silently- A Video Dedicated To Lovers

Have you ever loved someone deeply? This song speaks about “How it feels when that loved one goes away from our life?”. The words of this song really speaks about broken heart. The pain of broken heart is unbearable, the whole world looks shattered. We cry from inside and we couldn’t share our problem with others.

I cry silently
I cry inside of me
I cry hopelessly

Why did I ever let you slip away
Can't stand another day without you
Without the feeling
I once knew

And you are always ready to do everything for your lover just to get them back. You start trying to find all those reasons that have taken them away. Well I couldn’t explain all these feelings in words, they are full of emotions. I pray to God that no one has to face all such things. Till then spread love and spend more time with your loved ones.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Protien Sources for Vegetarians

 By Shabnamahsan

Protein is one of the most essential parts of our meal. It is the main substance in body’s tissues & vital organs. It works as building block of muscles. It is essential for repairing & building body tissues. Protein is vital for strong immunity & hormonal system.
One of the myths about our protein is that non vegetarian products are the best source of protein & vegetarian diet doesn't have adequate protein. It's just not true. It's not essential to include animal foods to get enough protein.
Here are some protein options for vegetarians

Soya protein is one of the few plants proteins which contain all of the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Soya foods are rich in calcium, potassium, iron & dietary fiber. They are rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6, E and folic acid. It reduces LDL cholesterol and coronary artery disease risk. You can use it in a variety of ways as tofu, soya milk, soya burger, and soya yogurt or soya ice cream.


Monday, June 20, 2011

The Love I Found In You- Dedicate this song to someone special

Usually I try to post something for everyone, today I thought to post something more special which you may dedicate to someone very special in your life.
The song name is The Love I Found In You sung by Jim Brickman. The best thing which I really liked about this song is its a heart touching, soothing and full of emotions. In the whole song, the singer is singing about its love.
Lyrics excerpt:
You are the air I need to breathe
the river of life inside of me
you are the half that made me whole
you are the anchor of my soul
Just hear it once and I am sure it will make you to remember about someone really special and loving. Till then keep smiling and spread more and more love :).

Saturday, June 18, 2011

How To Clean Leather Furniture

By Shabnamahsan

Leather furniture gives a rich sophisticated look to any style of decor, whether it is modern or retro style. They are available in many colors & styles. The beauty of leather furniture can last a life time if you follow these simple rules in its maintenance, care & cleaning.
Leather varies with its place of origin so it is necessary to ask the seller about it. Read & carefully follow manufacturer’s caring instructions.
      To keep your leather furniture shine for a long time you must keep it clean. Daily dusting with soft dry cloths keeps its pore clean of dust particles. Clean its bottom & crevices with vacuum cleaner.
         Never use lots of water & soup to clean your leather furniture as it will speed up the cracking & breaking process. Strong solvents & ammonia bleach can bleach it so never apply it on your leather furniture.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Advantages of Sugarcane

 By Shabnamahsan

It is believed that sugarcane, the mother of all man made sweets, first discovered in India as its first written reference is found in the Vedas. Sugarcane juice is most popular juice in India, Brazil & South East Asia.
  According to Ayurveda , it is the mine of all virtues. It is said that just like a loving father protects his child, sugarcane protects human body from onslaughts of all types of afflictions. Sugarcane has almost all the necessary nutrients for healthy growth & maintenance of human body             
All the products of sugarcane right from its raw form to vinegar, jaggery, & other forms are beneficial to human body except white sugar that is injurious to human system, especially to the bones.

Strong Teeth

Cut sugarcane stalks with your teeth & suck its juice. It’ll give your teeth proper exercise & make them strong & white.

Energy Drink

Because of the Complex form of carbohydrates in sugarcane, it is digested & absorbed gradually & provided energy for longer period without harming the internal organs.

Memory loss

According to Ayurveda, eating jiggery is the most effective treatment of amnesia or memory loss. Use sugarcane juice frequently if you want to improve your memory’s retention power.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Candle Holders: Beautiful and Elegant

Candles have been used for lightening since time immemorial. In ancient time candle holders were used for easy carrying & safety purposes. With the change of time candle holder’s role changed from just a holder to a stylish accessory & beautiful decoration piece
         Candle holders are available in a variety of colors, shapes & materials to match any style of decor.
Glass Candle Holders
  Glass candle holders are most common & very beautiful, whether made by traditional glass or crystal. They are available in a variety of colors.

            No romantic dinner is complete without a sparkling glass candle holder. It adds immense amount of grace and grandeur to the romantic moments. Here are some of the beautiful glass candle holders.

Silver Candle Stands

Silver Candle Stands add class and a lustrous feel to any decor. They create a beautiful glow wherever they are placed.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Uncommon Uses of Common Things....Baby Wipes

As you know I have started a series of using Common Things for Uncommon Purposes. I already wrote one post of this series before and many people liked it. This is the second post of this series. I hope you will like this too.

                 I am using baby wipes ever since my kids were babies. They are grown up now but baby wipes are indispensable item in my shopping list.
                           Besides its obvious use of cleaning baby’s bottom & face, they are my best buddy in emergency. They are very convenient & make life a lot easier with their nontraditional uses.

Art Lover’s Best Friend

If you love scrapbooking or painting then they are terrific in cleaning paint, or glue from your fingers. Your rubber stamp will be like new if you clean it with baby wipes.  If your tiny tots are discovering their creative talents, you can wipe glue, colors or clay from their hands.

Ideal travel companions

Don’t forget to keep a box of baby wipe in travel. Use them to clean sudden spill at your leather seats. They are great for wiping up your dirty & greasy hands if you’ve to mess with the car or change a tire. Freshen up baby’s face & hands  as well as your own in a tiring journey or after eating something.

Remove stray hairs from pets

 If you are fed up with your pet’s hair spreading all over your carpet & furniture, make it a daily routine to wash him with baby wipe. It’ll make him smell fresh & nice & your home free of pet hairs.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Garden Planters : A Fantastic Addition To Your Outdoor Decor Part 2

I hope you have read my first post about Garden Planters where I have shared some nice garden planters. This is the second and ending part of that post. I hope you will like it too.

(Hover over the titles to get more details)

Wooden Garden Planter

Traditional wooden garden planters create a natural looking environment.Woods like Cedar, Redwood, and Teak are good choice for garden planters as they are are resistant to rot in outdoor planting conditions.Pre treated & hand painted wood planters are also available.

Outdoor Planter Box Container Trellis Set

This elegant insect- and weather-resistant red cedar planter and  trellis is perfect for vine plants and flowers.

Mommys Pretty Garden Wooden Planter

This vey pretty personalized wooden planter is an excellent gift for your mother.Add a photo and one line of text in its customized tile panel & surprise your mom.

Concrete Garden Planter

Concrete Garden Planter not only adds elegance to your outdoor space, but also long lasting. They can be constructed in any size & shape. You can find beautiful concrete planter in both classic and contemporary designs. They are very environment friendly & best choice for outdoor decoration as they retain their shape and structure for decades.

Garden Goddess Head Planter

Gorgeous Garden Goddess Head Planter will add a touch of class to your outdoor space.It reproduced in solid concrete from an antique bust into an elegant planter

Concrete Planter Round Tan River Rock

Made of one piece, pre-cast concrete & Beautiful exposed stone aggregate finish this round planter is ideal for large root system of shrubs and trees.

    If you wanna purchase any of these beautiful planters, just put you mouse over its title and you'll get all the information to buy it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Garden Planters : A Fantastic Addition To Your Outdoor Decor Part 1

After a hectic day of hard work, we want to take a rest enjoying the essence of nature, but in the concrete jungle of cities, it’s hard to get. But we can bring nature in our porch, deck or patio by purchasing beautiful garden planters. They come in a variety of shapes & materials to suit your needs.

Ceramic Garden Planters

You can get very vibrant colors & beautiful designs in ceramic garden planters. You can create a color theme in your garden, patio or balcony.

(Hover over the titles to know purchasing details)

White Ceramic Swan Planter

This beautiful Swan garden planter is perfect for plants like impatiens or Gerbera daisies, which need to be kept moist because there are no drainage holes.

This stunningly beautiful handcrafted planter with White Plum Blossom Tree Branch Design on Black Glaze Background will surely add classic elegance to your landscaping.

Blue Floral Teacup Planter

This exact replica of a fine china tea cup is perfect gift for tea loving gardener. Your guests will love the tea-reffic accent.

Resin Garden Planters

Resin is a great material for garden planters as it is very lightweight & less expensive. It can simulate the look of natural materials such as clay, terracotta and stone & it’s virtually impossible to distinguish from the 'real thing' without touching them.

Little Giant Whiskey Barrel Planter

This adorable fountain planter creates a charming water feature in your favorite spot. From an antique hand pump replica, water spills into weathered wood basin encircled with metallic looking band. Don't be mislead with authentic weathered wood finish as it is made of lightweight, watertight & durable resin.The five planting spots opposite the pump let you display plants of your choice. Enjoy the soothing sound of water in motion & old-world charm in your backyard, garden or patio.

Cape Cod Black Planter Lamp

This charming black planter lamp is reminiscent of century old gas street lanterns with today’s up-to-date quality & efficiency. This portable electrical lamp is constructed of weather resistant resin with molded in color. It comes with
a two level dimming on/off switch and a 10 ft. cord and plug.

Its unbreakable poly carbonate water proof light bulb enclosure allows use of standard 100 watt light bulb.

Terra Cotta Garden Planters

Terra cotta is one of the most popular materials among gardens. It is generally neutral in color but can be painted, glazed or engraved designs. They can be painted & designed to match the color scheme of your home & garden. 

Inspirational Terracotta Flower Planters

These pretty little painted terra cotta planters brighten your garden & your guest’s mood by these cute quotes like "love grows here", "live love laugh" and "stop & smell the flowers"

Birds and Letters Planter

This unusual vintage look planter with cream colored glaze & old postmarks, hand script & colorful songbirds will add a touch of class to your outdoor space.

Terra Cotta Oval Planter with Grapes
This stylish terra cotta planter will show off your greenery with a delicious dose of colors.

If you wanna purchase any of these beautiful planters, just put you mouse over its title and you'll get all the information to buy it.
                         I'll be back soon with 2nd part of this post. Till than stay tuned.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Magazine Holders:Stylish Way To Organize Your Home

Magazines are my favorite time pass. I can easily spend my complete day by reading magazine and newspaper. They keep me updated about the latest trend and different stuff. Reading is a very nice hobby but where do you keep all these reading material? Do you actually find the correct magazine at the time when you want to read or are they all piled up or scattered here and there? Say bye bye to searching and say hello to Magazine racks. These racks hold all your reading materials including novels, literature, newspaper and more and save an ample amount of space.
                                These racks are available in different shapes, sizes and designs to fulfill your needs like counter top, wall mount, or floor standing.

Counter Magazine Holder
These counter top magazine racks keep your counter or table clutter free. These are sleek, durable & adds elegance to your workplace.

Wall Mounted Magazine Hold

You can save your precious floor space & make it clean by mounting a wall magazine holder. Besides magazines, you can put your loose papers or documents in it to make your table clutter free
Floor magazine Holder
This floor magazine holder
is perfect for your bedside. Or if you like, you can put it at the side of your favorite couch.

Keep your collection of magazines & newspapers close at hand with a stylish magazine racks. They’ll add a dash of style to your home decor.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Uncommon Uses of Common Things....Toothpaste Part 2

I hope you have enjoyed reading the previous part of this toothpaste post.If you have tried them then do share with us. Is that really worked for you or not?I love to hear you. Today I am writing the end part of this post and hope you'll like this one too.

Removes Scuff Marks

To remove scuff mark from sneakers, wipe clean any dirt with a damp cloth. Apply toothpaste & scrub with a toothbrush & rinse or clean with damp cloth. Black & dirty marks will be removed & your shoes will look nice again.

Hang Posters on the Wall

If you want to hang your favorite poster without damaging your wall, put small amount of toothpaste on each corner & between the edges of the poster. It’ll be easy to hang & remove whenever you want.

Nail Holes Filler

If you have ugly nail holes in your walls don’t worry. Your toothpaste will fill it in jiffy & you can paint over it when it dries.

                       These are my suggestions.Do you have any other use of this wonderful product? Please share in the comments

I'll post some other common things with uncommon uses.Keep visiting.



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