The other day I had invited a few of my neighbor over for a high tea:
I served them my trademark strawberry cake along with homemade cookies and tea. They were head over heels over my cake and I must say I was quite flattered by all those compliments coming my way.
I told them that I was a baker by profession once and that this was only a couple of my specialties. They were so curious to know what else was and I promised them that over the next year I would frequently be baking and sharing some of my goodies and if they were interested also share the recipes with them.
Now, I had also invested in sous vide machine and that lay open in the kitchen waiting for me to cook my dinner. So, one of the friends walks in and asks me what exactly the machine was because it resembled like some machine that she saw at a fancy restaurant albeit a much bigger one.
I told her that it was sous vide machine and that it is quite right for her to recall the machine that she saw at the restaurant because they are almost similar except for the size of scale.
The discussion in the group veered to the machine:
I then started explaining to them what the advantages of cooking in this machine are over the other traditional forms of cooking and soon enough a couple of ladies were quick to exclaim that they have been looking for something like this but have been procrastinating their shopping for a bit.
I told them that ever since my papa has tasted meat cooked in my sous vide machine, he has got one of his own too. My dad loves to use his sous vide machine. He is the kind who loves to experiment with his food a bit but if he likes it a certain way that it has to come out consistently like that every time and that is perhaps why he loves his machine too!
We come across many people saying that they are on regular diet supplements to compensate for the loss of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in the body. Regular and heavy usage patterns, of course, give us results but definitely not the expected levels. In fact, they only add up to our regular monthly expenses. There are many reasons for why we do not have to and why you should not be relying on such diet supplements and here is a brief about this.
As the name indicates the diet supplements are just supplements and they just cannot replace the deficient nutrients or vitamins and minerals in the body. You can, of course, tell people and be proud of taking them regularly and be in a deceiving thought that your body is being fed well with the essentials though you do not sit on the tables for all the regular meals. But in reality, this is not true.
Every supplement comes with a tag saying that it is a 100% supplement to our diet. Of course, this is how they are generally advertised. But does this mean that a supplement that promises to be 1000 better than the others is capable of being the best diet supplement? No not all, it is, in fact, necessary to understand that the higher the dosage, the more toxic it is for the healthy living of the body. They would be filled with more chemicals that would cause some severe side-effects.
This is the diet suppliment I would get if I were to supplement my diet with some essentials for the body and those are nothing but fresh fruits, vegetables and some healthy snack which would keep me filled up at the same time give me the necessary energy to an extent though not like a properly balanced meal. .
Leather is probably one of the most preferred materials when it comes to choosing a bag or case meant for office. Leather is long-lasting, looks classy and is also easy-to-maintain. Whether it’s a fine grain leather case or a top grain one and whatever the colour of the leather, it does require some care to keep it looking new and durable.
It is important to know here that easy maintenance does not mean no maintenance. Heat, cold, dryness, humidity, abrasions, oxidation and the effects of everyday use do begin to reflect even on the high- quality leather bags when they are not maintained properly.
Here are some tips on how you can take care of your leather office bags and cases:
Always keep your bag clean. A real leather bag is made of processed animal hide and in order to last long, the leather must be able to breathe. Hence keep the surface and the inner pouches, compartments clean.
Use a soft cloth to remove any dirt, dust etc., which is settled outside and inside the bag.
If your bag or case has been exposed to water, then remove the moisture as quickly as possible and completely air dry the leather.
There are leather maintenance balms, creams or solutions available in the market. You can use these, depending on the frequency and roughness of your use to care for your leather briefcases and bags. However, do ensure that these maintenance products are free of synthetics and chemicals. Go for a recommended, tested and positively reviewed product. This helps to keep the leather case or bag fresh and pliable. This is known as conditioning the leather, which is an integral part of keeping the expensive leather products durable and looking new for a long time.
It is important to store the bag properly when not in use. Remove the contents inside, wipe clean and store it away from sunlight and keep it away from humidity. Place it in a breathable cotton bag and keep it dry.
We hope these tips help you to keep your precious bags safe and lasting long. Also, if you’re looking at gifting options, then I can recommend these stylish leather briefcases for men. With the above tips, these bags sure can be used handily for a long time and be useful to the person you have gifted them to.
These days almost everything is available online. Online shopping is basically easy and saves a lot of time. However, have you tried shopping for lights online? If not, then here are some reasons that will encourage you to shop for your lighting needs online from now on.
It is convenient. As far as shopping in today’s world, with roads all jam-packed with traffic is concerned, the convenience of shopping is important. You can shop anytime and the opening and closing hours of the electrical stores will not matter anymore. Online shopping for lights is open at your disposal around the clock.
Moreover, you can avoid crowds at the stores and also avoid going to crowded streets for shopping.
Options are plenty. You might not find what you are looking for at your local store. Rather searching for lights online offers you with a wide variety of products, available in different colors and shapes and that too of the latest types.
In addition, you can go shopping around the globe right at the comforts of your home. Online shopping has open windows to stores across the globe, thus you can choose products and brands from almost any parts of the world.
You can do a price comparison without having to hop from one store to another. This helps you earn maximum savings on your purchase.
Additionally, lights are available at competitive prices. Most online stores offer the best price that you will not find at the stores nearby you. You can avail good deals and discounts for the products you choose, as there is no interference of the intermediary person.
Lastly, your chosen items are delivered to you safely at no extra cost, thus saving you the trouble and efforts of having to carefully handle your fragile lighting systems.
So now, there is only one thing to remember while shopping for lights online. Modern Place is your one-stop solution for all your lighting needs.
There are months when I do not shop anything because I am just not able to find what I am looking for. I dread the days when I enter stores and racks after racks of perusing never yields the exact stuff that I like. And perchance if there is something that I like then I do not have it in my size. Imagine going through this torture for tens of days and walking out of stores empty handed!
Online shopping gave me some respite:
When I started shopping online a couple of years ago, it was a big respite but then there was always this thing that the same styles kept repeating often. How many times can someone wear the same stuff repeatedly? It got boring. I yearned for something new.
Then this custom made t-shirt thing hit me:
There is this friend from India who read with me in college and he introduced me to the concept of customizing my t-shirt. I was greatly impressed. Mainly because customized helped me design the clothes exactly the way I wanted it to be for the place I intended to wear it at!
Father’s day was around the corner and I wanted to gift dad a tee. So, I fished out little cash and did a tee exactly like how dad likes it. He has lost weight recently after his chemo and this one correctly fits him.
You should have seen the smile on his face when he pulled it out of the wrapper and how handsome he looked when he wore it on his ice blue jeans! I have been a great fan of custom clothes since this time. It is the closest that you can get to gifting someone a personalized gift. Don’t forget to watch out their reaction when they see that you took care of the minute details!
If you think sex is over rated you probably have not tried taking it to the next level. No doubt regular sex can eventually become mundane, but not a whole lot of sex toys in your closet.
If you have never lurked around the sex toys arena you have definitely missed out on a lot. Right from hand cuffs, bondages, dildos to vibrators and much more the list goes on. These sex toys are meant to explore your inner sexuality, something that you may not even known existed in you.
One such exciting sex toy is the butt plugs.
What are butt plugs?
Butt plus or ‘Love Plugs’ as they are called are an amazing gift for all those who love the anal stimulation for sexual pleasure. It can be enjoyed by men as well as women. It stretches the anal skin and teases the pleasure nerves around it.
Whether you are a beginner or simply love the anal stimulation, there is some variant of plugs waiting for you. Check out some of the best plugs that you can explore and consider when shopping for sex toys.
Heart shaped butt plugs:
These are perfect when trying to get yourself or your partner introduced to the concept of anal play. These are made of silicone and are quite gentle to use. The flared end of the plug has a heart shape. And the exciting part is that each heart shaped end has a sexy message printed on it.
Having animal tailed plugs can enhance your role playing games. These tails with all its fur can excite your thighs, and even become a whip as you ride your partner like a wild animal.
Anal butt plugs in different sizes
If you ever want to start small but are sure of wanting more and bigger stuff, this set is perfect for you. This is a set of 3 plugs available in 3 different sizes. Start with the smaller one and eventually can move to the larger butt plugs as you get more and more comfortable.
Are you planning to buy a backpack? Well, knapsack shopping can be too much fun because there are so many varieties of these bags available in the market. Whether it is some high-end brand or some mediocre brand, you can find haversack of many brands with a wide range of price tags. Nowadays, you can find a number of styles and colors in packs. Almost every brand has some additional features to offer.
Whether it is for a short weekend getaway or an adventure trip, travelers prefer knapsacks. In early days, packs with a bit of weight used to be a pain to carry and it would also strain the shoulders of the user. But with changing time, nowadays packs are made with more sophisticated features keeping in mind the comfort of the user.
Not only knapsacks are made with extra shoulder pads to prevent strain, but also some of these even have extra features like wheels attached so that if you do not want to carry the haversack on your shoulder for some reason, you can still drag it.
Earlier it would become a painful task to take out things that are in the bottom of the knapsack. Also, everything would mess up. But nowadays the newly launched rucksacks come with separate compartments, pouches, pockets so that everything is organized and you don’t have to struggle much with finding things.
Some of the best haversacks are made by the brand Osprey. In fact, Osprey far points 70 is a very high-quality backpack which is very long lasting and light weighted. It is comfortable to carry and all your belongings can be easily accommodated in it. Many websites have reviewed this particular backpack. If interested, then you can learn more about osprey far point 70 with these reviews. This can help you to finalize the backpack that you should buy.
If you are one of those who loves to go shopping whether actually or online, you must cut yourself short and think what kind of world you are creating for your children. I am guilty myself because before this one incident that shook me up completely and brought me back to my senses, I always –always thought that the best thing to have happened to people after the internet was e-commerce.
I was totally astounded by the benefits of E-commerce and being able to sit in your own living room and ordering things that are a few hundred kilometers away and getting them delivered to your doorstep. I mean it makes so much sense in today’s world where distances have shrunk!
How wrong I was!
The fact that I was doing it in front of my children was like giving them a time bomb each. As a parent, you look forward to bringing up productive children who would be independent and do their things by themselves, right?
But the message I was clearly passing to my teens was that look, it is so easy to be lazy and to order just about anything via the internet and then what comes at your doorstep is something you quite imagined it to be and you were lucky if it turned out to be as you imagined o even better than that!
But hey! Look what one of them did:
So, one day when I was at lillysplace, one of them took on to my phone and accessed the shopping website and ordered the most atrocious stuff that he could and even deferred payment through my card. The stuff came in only when I was returning from work three days later and he wasn’t there home yet. Now it made sense why he kept asking me if the mailman had come in yet!!
One of the prestigious and tricky trades in the world is that of diamonds. As the amount involved is very high, there are many nuances in this trade. Antique jewels made with diamonds or even raw uncut diamonds to the latest designed diamond jewels are in demand and hence variety is also a factor for the dealers.
The dealer dealing with the finest diamonds has to ensure exception quality, the cut, undertone and accuracy of baggy diamonds. They have to be estimated, placed on a regulated and associated by assort of report from either GIA, AGSL, autarchic jewel assessing workshop with the most grading scales.
On the quality front, the dealer has to ensure that the products are of extremely good quality on the following aspects.
The most important is the CUT because it has the greatest influence on a diamond’s sparkle. The CUTs are categorized into ideal, very good or good cut.
The next important factor is the color where generally it is said that the diamond is colorless. Colorless diamonds are considered to be higher grade diamonds.
The absence of tiny imperfections can be seen only through a microscope.
Carat refers to the diamond’s total weight not the size.
Each fancy shape has different attributes that affect the price and quality range and incredible brilliance. Normally round diamonds carry a high price. Princess diamond is a non-rounded diamond but it has a unique cut which is mostly preferred for gifts or for engagement purposes.
Also ensure that the diamonds are conflict free before taking it to the sales as people highly focus on it. There are many myths about diamonds and they are still believed.
Your certificate for the diamonds makes it as a prior one for the people who expects it.
How you play with your baby, have fun and interact with him/ her, will determine in a large way your baby perceives the world. Well, you might have heard that it is never too late to learn. Here, we’d like to tell you that it is never too early to learn while having fun. So, it is very important that you spend quality time with your baby and interact naturally.
Usually babies communicate by watching you or other people around with attention, or by reaching out and smiling, crying etc., It is therefore necessary for a new parent to know a few handy simple, fun games that they can play with their tiny tots.
Playing a peek-a-boo with your baby is so easy and will increase your baby’s alertness and attention.
You could play the imitate game, “baby see, baby do”, “mom see, mom do” types which can help your little one enjoys your company and boost his/ her self-confidence.
You could dance and twirl with your baby, sing songs and have a fun routine to do. Over a period, your baby will start looking forward to such sessions which give them comfort and keep them secure and happy.
There are baby products such as a melodic rhyme toys, rattles and shakers, soft baby balls, baby swings etc., which can give your child a lot of pleasure. For example, my nephew loves his baby swing and whenever I put him on it, he feels happy and makes this cheerful gurgle.
The above-mentioned are just simple fun ideas which you can take as a lead to spend better, meaningful time with your child. Do not force him/ her to play. When a baby starts crying or looks away uninterested, then it is probably time to end the game and do something that is required for your baby at that moment.