Why and How Should I Grow Kiwi Plants in My Garden?

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** Guest Post ** Why and How Should I Grow Kiwi Plants in My Garden? If three apples a day have not been able to keep the doctor away from you, one kiwi fruit definitely can! There are many instances in which the kiwi's nutritional value has preceded many other fruits. Besides containing sufficient amounts of vitamins A, C and E, kiwis are also loaded with protective phytochemicals and nutrients, such as potassium and lutein. Potassium is an excellent antioxidant responsible for controlling blood pressure levels and improving the functions of the heart and kidneys. Lutein helps in protecting the cells against all passable oxidative damages and risks of chronic diseases. It also ensures a steady flow of blood, hence preventing clogged arteries and atherosclerosis. This fact was revealed by a research presented at the American Heart Association's annual meeting by Dr. Mette Svendsen, a registered dietician at Oslo University Hospital. Additionally, Kiwi plants fruit in the … [Read more...]

Perfect Gifts for Children

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Perfect Gifts for Children Finding the perfect gift for your children can be a challenge with a seemingly endless list of toys and gadgets to choose from. Rather than buying them a traditional present, why not treat your kids to a gift experience they’ll never forget. The memories last far longer and it might be something that the whole family can enjoy. We’ve put together 5 ideas, to take all the stress out of finding a gift they’ll love. Harry Potter Studio Tour Enjoy a magical day out at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London, where you’ll delve into the world of Harry Potter. This exciting walking tour takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at some of the iconic sets from Hogwarts Great Hall to Diagon Alley and the Gryffindor common room. Props that were used in the film are also showcased and you’ll learn more about the film’s special effects. It makes for a one-of-a-kind wizarding adventure. Theme Parks Visit one of the country's theme parks for a hair-raising and … [Read more...]

What to Expect with a New Golden Retriever Puppy

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  What to Expect with a New Golden Retriever Puppy   Golden retriever puppies are as American as peanuts and cracker jacks at a baseball game. However, before adding one to your home, you will want to get a feel for the breed to ensure that it is a good fit for you and your family. Here are a few things you can expect with golden retrievers. First, this medium-sized dog can range from 55 - 80 pounds, with females often being on the smaller side of their male counterparts. Their coat is medium in length and an average amount of shedding should be expected, although regular brushing can reduce the amount you will find around your living room. Regular grooming is necessary to keep their coat healthy and soft and to reduce matting. You can expect a loving, playful temperament from retrievers. They are considered great family dogs, often exhibiting a gentle disposition around children. They are also patient and very devoted to their humans. Golden retriever puppies … [Read more...]

How to Make Summer House Guests Feel at Home

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With more than 17,000 inns located throughout the U.S., the bed and breakfast industry is worth an estimated $3.4 million, according to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. Now you may not be one of these, but you may wish you had some tips from these inns as you open your home to friends or family members this summer. That's why I've rounded up six tips to make your guests feel right at home. Provide the Proper Guest Room First things first, ensure your guests have a comfortable and clean place to relax. Even if you have to kick your son out of his room for the weekend to accomplish this. Make sure to remove as many personal items as possible to create a hotel-like setting for guests. Add fresh linens, extra pillows and fresh flowers to set a welcoming tone. Buy mattress products, like pads and toppers, to ensure guests will be able to get a good night's sleep. New bedding always makes a statement to help guests feel as comfortable as they would be at their own … [Read more...]

The DIY Diner: Six Refrigerator Staples You Didn’t Know You Could Make

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The DIY Diner: Six Refrigerator Staples You Didn't Know You Could Make   1. Butter With a good blender and some heavy cream anyone can be well on their way to homemade butter. Homemade butter tastes wonderful, is creamier than sticks of butter, and can be salted or flavored to taste. Those who love spice can mix peppers like jalapeno into their butter to infuse it with heat. Once the butter is blended out of the milk, the cook will be left with buttermilk, which has dozens of applications.   2. BBQ Sauce A delicious BBQ sauce can be made using simple ingredients such as ketchup, sugar, vinegar, onion, garlic, and a variety of spices. There are many BBQ sauce recipes to suit a variety of tastes, and making BBQ sauce at home enables the cook to craft a special sauce that's perfect for them. Thicker sauces can be created for dipping and thinner sauces can be used for marinades.   3. Salsa Fresh salsa is miles apart from store bought salsa, and there are many … [Read more...]

What Makes Being A Mum So Rewarding Infographic!

Find your mum the BEST PRESENT EVER this Mother's Day … [Read more...]

6 Simple & Most Effective Money Saving Ideas Brought Out

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6 Simple & Most Effective Money Saving Ideas Brought Out!! Out of control finances is perhaps one of the worst feelings. Isn’t it? If you are looking for some effective ways to save money, then it is the right time to start saving from your home. Below are some of the tips, which can be very useful for lightening your budget without making your life miserable. Buy something second hand: There are certain products that you can buy second hand such as house wares, furniture, neat vintage toys, etc. Buying second hand products doesn’t mean that you will not get a quality product. You may even find more unique and awesome stuff that you may not get when buying fresh items. You just need to check the items properly before actually buying them. Open the window and save energy: Whenever the weather is pleasant outside, you can turn off your AC and open up the windows. This way you can save money and at the same time enjoy some fresh air. Furthermore, … [Read more...]

How to Make a Pair of Rabbit Shoes for Your Kid!

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  How to Make a Pair of Rabbit Shoes for Your Kid? It¡¯s easy to find a pair of comfortable shoes for your child. But since it isn't difficult to make them personally, why not take a try? Comparing with purchasing one pair, a pair of DIY shoes must be much more meaningful. Below, you will be introduced with a tutorial, which helps you make rabbit shoes for your kid. Believe it or not, it¡¯s funny :D! Step 1: draw the pattern you want to make on a piece of paper. According to the drawn style, cut them off from the cloth. Here, I used pure cotton. Certainly, you can choose another one as long as it¡¯s supple and warm enough. Here, the side, bottom, interior lining and laces of the shoes need to be cut. Step 2: fold the side parts of the shoes. Along the red line, sew up their back sides. Here, a margin of 0.5cm should be left. Step 3: fix the side and bottom by pins. Remember to make the middle points symmetrical. In this case, a rough look of the shoes can be … [Read more...]

Our Five Crucial Tips To Choosing the Right Insurance For Your Family

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Our Five Crucial Tips To Choosing the Right Insurance For Your Family With the price of gas, utilities, food and other essential bills skyrocketing, many families are seeking to find the best ways to save money. One of the most common areas that many families address is the cost of their insurance plans. To keep these monthly expenses down, the family can take advantage of these 5 critical tips when selecting insurance for the family. Read Consumer Reviews   Some people may not be familiar with the importance of consumer reviews. Though they may play a significant role in assisting a consumer with making a final decision, they can easily be overlooked during the decision making process.   Consumer reviews are idea for many different reasons. Therefore, they can be used to make all kinds of decisions including what is the best insurance coverage. In fact, top companies like Eisenhauer Insurance Inc. will display what their customers are saying about their … [Read more...]

Top 6 Crafting Apps

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  Top 6 Crafting Apps   If you enjoy making your own crafts, you are likely on the lookout for new crafting tools and resources. You may also be looking for more ways to connect with crafters for inspiration and ideas. While smartphone and iPhone apps may not initially be on your radar as a crafter, there are many apps designed specifically for crafters. Some of these apps help you while you are out and about shopping, others are more focused on instruction, and some are all about photos of completed projects. Here are some of the top crafting apps: Pinterest Pinterest is a popular social media platform that now has an app that allows you to do more than pin and collect the craft projects you enjoy. This app allows you to organize and plan your upcoming projects—inspired by the pins you see and share. As always, Pinterest is a great resource for finding other arts and crafts websites. Since Pinterest is a social media platform, you can follow your favorite artists and craft … [Read more...]

Finding Great Online Apparel Discounts

Finding Great Online Apparel Discounts Whether you like to shop for clothes to keep up with the latest styles and trends, or you only shop when the need arises, clothes shopping can be difficult if you need to spend as little money as possible without giving up quality or style. If you need a new dress for a holiday party, or an elegant clutch to go with an outfit you already have, but you can’t afford to spend a lot of money, finding an online discount can help you get what you’re looking for without having to spend much money. Seventy-one percent of online shoppers think that shopping on the Internet will help them find a better deal than they could get in the store, according to Mashable.com. If you aren’t in this large percentage of online shoppers who are aware of the great deals to be had online, it’s time that you learn more about online shopping and how to save big by using online coupons. Shopping for Clothing Online For many people, it is a big drawback that shopping for … [Read more...]

What Laundry Appliance Should You Buy?

What Laundry Appliance Should You Buy? How much time do you spend on your laundry? Do you ever wonder whether having a washer dryer would be more cost effective than a separate washing machine and tumble dryer? Or do you ponder on the thought of casting off your washer dryer for the more standard washing and drying method of having separates? Or maybe you haven’t yet experienced the luxury of a dryer at all and are weighing up all the various options? The space you have available and the amount of washing you do will make a big difference to your washing options. Having a medium to large family will result in lots of washing, possibly on a daily basis. Considering this, you may choose to have a separate washing machine and tumble dryer as this gives you the option of washing and drying clothes at the same time, therefore, if you need to wash more than one load you can be washing and drying at the same time. However, if you only have a couple of loads of washing to do each week, or if … [Read more...]

Buy and Sell Without Leaving Your Home!

 Buy and Sell Without Leaving Your Home! It probably comes as no surprise that online buying and selling is at an all time high. With internet being so accessible it is easier to shop for everything you need or want with out leaving the comfort of your own home. Recently I was introduced to a new site where I can easily shop for Jobs, Vehicles, Houses and more in my area! Localmart makes buying and selling easy with their free classifieds USA. The first thing I noticed with Localmart was how easy it was to navigate. The homepage contains categories that broke down by the items you might be shopping for like Jewelry, Tools or Home Decor. You can also search for items that are sold in your area to help make your life easier. Another feature that I really love about Localmart is the option to find not only items I want to purchase but also jobs, services and community ads. In my opinion those features are what sets Localmart apart from other buying and selling sites. With … [Read more...]

Why Less is More When it Comes to Your Perfect Wardrobe

Why Less is More When it Comes to Your Perfect Wardrobe A woman's image is often portrayed through her clothing. Many people want to be up to date with the latest trends and fashions, while others prefer to define their own individual style that sets them apart from the ‘trendy’ crowd. Whatever approach you take, everyone needs a few classics in their wardrobe and some great accessories to complement them. If you get this right, a half empty wardrobe can contain everything you need for a great outfit every day.   Shoes   Picture the scene. It's the end of a long day at work and your colleagues are going out for a drink. The shoes you're wearing could make or break your decision as to whether you join them. If you've gone for sensible, comfortable work shoes, you might not feel glamorous enough to head out to a swanky wine bar, but in killer heels you're probably just dying to take them off. That's why it's important to invest in a versatile yet comfortable … [Read more...]

The “To do list” in starting your own Seasonal Business

The "To do list" in starting your own Seasonal Business Every year we have a holiday each month and with it comes tradition, fun, and laughter. When opening a seasonal shop, make sure you have one thing in the shop that works for each holiday, ‘Magical Love’. As long as each holiday is magical and full of love, your shop will do nicely. The smells will bring the memories out for people and the multi-colored arrangements will trigger their childhood memories. As long as they can see their past, they will want to continue it for themselves and their children, or even their grandchildren. Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes many fun evenings of bobbing for apples, and eating candy corn, or making popcorn balls. The end of the harvest season spurs on the fun of this holiday, and many pumpkins will rise to the occasion with new and inspiring faces on their surface. Find at least five things that you can use for each holiday and it will spur on success for … [Read more...]