When You’ve Decided On A Beach Wedding


MillyBridal Wedding Dresses

Congratulations that he proposed to you! Now that wedding bells are starting to ring, there’s really quite a bit to do to plan a wedding of your dreams. Apart from the wedding date, one of the first planning decisions you’ll have to make is choosing a wedding venue . It’s not always the easiest decision, but a good way to start is to decide if you’d prefer a more formal or more casual wedding. If a laid-back, casual wedding is your goal (and you’d like to get married in a warmer month) a beach wedding venue can be an ideal setting. A beach wedding is best for couples who prefer a little adventure and prefer something a little different.

If you’ve already settled on a beach wedding, the next thing to do is to look for your dream beach wedding dresses.

A beach wedding would also probably mean that your dream dress is more understated and elegant than flouncy and embellished, and you really don’t mind ditching high heels for sandals or even go bare-footed!

When you plan a beach wedding, it is likely that fewer people will be there;  but for many couples, that’s a plus! It gives you an excuse to spend more time with a tighter group of people that you actually want to spend time with. At a ‘traditional’ wedding you only get a couple of hours.   No second cousins or random friends of your parents here! 😉

When it comes to choosing your wedding dress, you can opt to shop for it online or offline. MillyBridal is a must-shop stop when you are searching the web for the dress of your dreams. They have a great site with stylists who are available online to help you find the dress of your dreams.  You can ask them anything from styling and sizing advice and tips on the perfect accessories for your dress, or just a second opinion.  They carry some absolutely stunning elegant gowns that you’ll sure to love.

At MillyBridal, most of the dresses are made-to-order. You can choose a standard size or custom measurements and their tailors will craft each dress to order.  Tailoring time takes between 8 – 10 days and it takes 3-6 days for your dress to arrive.

With a reasonable return policy, good customer service, and exclusive dress styles, MillyBridal is one of the best options for buying a wedding dress online.

Whether you are looking for plus size wedding dresses, petite wedding dresses, sexy, ball, mermaid, vintage or even maternity wedding dresses, you’ll sure to find them at MillyBridal.

Couples often wonder if they should have the wedding inside or out, mountain side or in the jungle and so on; but stop for a minute and just think about how amazing it would be to celebrate your wedding at the beach. Imagine soft, white sands, gentle waves hitting the shore, the scent of salt on a Caribbean breeze, and the russet hues of a sunset adding beautiful splashes of colors to your wedding photography. A beach wedding is the perfect setting for the best day of your life where you’ll have no regrets.

 

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The Best Shepherd’s Pie In Singapore

Shepherd’s pie is a meat pie with a crust or topping of mashed potato. The recipe has many variations, but the defining ingredients are minced red meat, cooked in a gravy or sauce with onions and sometimes other vegetables, such as peas, celery or carrots, and topped with a layer of mashed potato before it is baked. The pie is sometimes also topped with grated cheese to create a layer of melted cheese on top.

In my family, everyone loves pies. Shepherd’s pie is one of our favorites, as with any savory pies with filling of meat. My very own baking queen loves baking pies and she can make really yummo pies from scratch, from the pie crust to the ingredients. But the aftermath of her pie baking sessions stresses me out. Though I’d love to eat her homemade pies, the thought of cleaning the mess she makes in both the wet and dry kitchen turns me off.

Wouldn’t it be nice if delish and freshly baked pies can be ordered at just a few clicks of the mouse? That will be bliss for pie lovers! And yes you can certainly do that at shepherdspie.sg and have the tastiest and freshest pies delivered to your doorstep in a jiffy without breaking a sweat! All you have to do is go to www.shepherdspie.sg, the purveyor of the best shepherd’s pie in Singapore, who has been around since 2011. Their pies which are available in beef 🐄 and chicken🐔, are baked with love and delivered hot right to your doorstep. Shepherd’s Pie Delivery offers 3 different sizes of pies – Medium, Massive and Mini.

The pies from shepherdspie.sg are baked fresh and their ingredients prepared fresh, so they have to be ordered one day in advance.  Check out their pies below:

Are you drooling already looking at the pie photos? Shepherd’s Pie Singapore have been receiving positive reviews from satisfied customers for their pies which are made up of a hearty filling of meat, a creamy and smooth layer of mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

My stomach is growling now!😋

How To Order
Ordering the pies is simple. Simply select the pie you want, and click on the cart icon in the top right of their website.

Cut-off timing for next day delivery is at 5pm and you have several time slots for delivery, as follows:

Delivery Time Slots:
Time Slot 1: 11-1pm
Time Slot 2: 1-3pm
Time Slot 3: 6-8pm

Delivery Costs
Standard Delivery Cost: $7
Free Delivery For Orders Above $80

Are you craving for mini beef shepherd’s pie for lunch tomorrow? Or planning to serve mini chicken shepherd’s pie for junior’s dinner tonight just because you don’t feel like cooking? You could also order a few massive beef or chicken shepherd’s pies for a pot luck party at home or office. Head over to Shepherd’s Pie and give them a try and don’t forget to let me know if you like their pies 😉

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2019 Wedding Dress Ideas

When planning a wedding the first task is to pick the perfect date for the ceremony. Then there are the wedding bands, the flower girls, bridesmaids, caterer, flowers and most importantly, the wedding dress!

If you’re the fashion savvy bride, you’ll most likely be looking at the wedding dress trends for 2019. I have selected the prettiest, most dramatic trends for you to swoon over as you imagine yourself walking down the aisle on your big day in your charming spouse’s arms. So, if you’re on the hunt for a wedding dress with some flair, then this is the perfect inspiration for you to start with. Enjoy!

Dramatic Ball Gowns
If you want to make a show-stopping appearance on your big day with a big entrance, just like a princess, then the dramatic ball gown is the perfect choice. Features like the voluminous skirt combined with either an off-shoulder, sweetheart strapless bodice or long lace sleeves makes your waist appear lean and tiny like a wasp’s are the trend in 2019.

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Charming Appliques Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress from Cocosbride.com

Barely there straps
For a wedding dress that combines classic with a bit of fashion forward drama and a lot of sensuality, the off-shouldered and skinny straps might just be the right 2019 wedding dress trend for you.

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This Elegant Court Train Lace Tulle Wedding Dress is versatile and suitable for the outdoors during summer, church and hall.

Sexy Plunging Necklines
A favorite detail of the modern bride who fancies something sensual, the plunging neckline is a favorite trend for 2019 bridal attire.  This design element is bound to get you under the spotlight and envy of many and it does so while making you appear ultra-feminine, slimmer and more curvy. Just make sure that the gown has built-in padded bra or if you’re the busty type, you can use stick-on bra cups or bust aids to prevent any nip slips.

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This Charming Cathedral Train Tulle A-line Wedding Dress from Cocosbride.com comes in six dreamy colors of White, Ivory, Blushing Pink, Pearl Pink, Dusty Rose, Champagne.

Capes
If you’re the kind of bride who wants something flowing gracefully at the rear of your bridal gown as you walk around in a beach or garden wedding setting, the cape is the accessory to add to your bridal style. It can successfully replace the veil if you’re not into that kind of old school accessory, but at the same time, it can add a strong note of glamour and fashion-forward sophistication.


This Elegant Sequins Chiffon Tulle A-line Wedding Dress from Cocosbride.com can be custom-made for plus size and petite brides.

I hope this article gives you an idea of what to look for in 2019 wedding dress ideas.  Check out Cocosbride and be mesmerized by the dreamy and beautiful wedding dresses they offer.  Find THE ONE wedding dress for your big day at this site! They offer a wide choice of elegant shapes and necklines for all frames, both for bridal and evening in any setting to make sure each woman finds the dress that will bring out the goddess in her heart. Whether you’re looking for plus size wedding dresses, petite wedding dresses, elegant bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses or maternity wedding dresses, Cocosbride have them all.

Luxury should be affordable and Cocosbride strives to help every bride-to-be afford a gorgeous wedding dress to wear on her big day.  Check them out to shop for the most important dress you will ever wear.

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Is the New Clover Station a Good Fit for My Restaurant?

Always among top POS systems for retailers and restaurants, the new Clover adds even more features specifically designed to make all aspects of running your restaurant easy. The new Clover Station aims to meet the needs of all types of restaurants, including full-service and quick-service.

Clover Dining
Clover Dining is an essential app, developed specifically to address the unique aspects of operating a full-service restaurant. This app is fully integrated and works smoothly with Clover hardware such as the Station and mobile units. Clover Dining helps you handle:

• Floor Plans: The layout of your seating area has a strong impact on both customer experience and workflow. How tables are set up affects how many people you can seat, how quickly they get service and the overall ambience of your establishment. Floor plans may also need to change based on the situation. The Dining app allows you to create virtual plans on the screen, move them and save optimized plans for various types of events.

• Communication: The app facilitates clear and instant communication between front and back of house. Hosts see floor plans and can optimize seating arrangements. Servers can instantly fire orders to the kitchen together with notes on special requests; they can also amend orders after they send them in. Orders go from the servers’ devices to the kitchen printers and displays.

• Specialization: Each member of your team uses the app to optimize performance. Managers can review reports and oversee what is going on in various areas. Bartenders use the app to manage bar tabs. The fast order interface allows servers to place orders quickly and respond to customer requests promptly.

• Payment: The app allows customers to pay at the table and use their payment method of choice, including contactless methods such as Apple or Samsung Pay. The app makes it easy to split a bill or adjust it for additional guests.

Management
Clover offers tools that help you manage personnel. Use apps to plan shifts, note time off and make adjustments as necessary to keep everything running smoothly. Clover also provides several HR tools such as payroll and benefits administration. You can also use Clover to assess performance metrics such as sales. These apps can be synced with outside software such as Quickbooks.

Rewards and Promotions
The new Clover makes it easy to run customer loyalty programs, points rewards and promotions. The Happy Hour app is geared specifically towards restaurants. In spite of the name, your business does not have to be a bar to use Happy Hour. The app gives you an easy way to provide time-based discounts.

The Feedback app is another important customer interaction tool offered by Clover. Feedback makes it easy for customers to leave reviews. In the case of negative feedback, you can quickly and effectively resolve the customer’s complaint.

The new Clover Station ranks among top merchant solutions for both quick- and full-service restaurant owners. New hardware and software features increase speed, versatility and security, while a range of apps helps you optimize operations on several levels. Review the full range of Clover options to see how this system can streamline your business.

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New Mattress And Beds, Finally

I can finally tick off the first item on my 2019 New Year Resolution – replace old mattress and divan with new one! 👏

I’ve been wanting to replace our divan and mattress since many, many moons ago. But I’ve always been struck by busyness and procrastination.  Buying a new mattress and divan seemed like a colossal chore for me – from going to the furniture shop to getting the mattress and divan delivered to my place, moving the old mattress and divan out, cleaning up the mess, etc. seemed like a daunting task to me. I’m pretty laid back and resistant to change in certain ways.  I’d wanted to change the mattress since 10 years ago but with so many events that had transpired in my everyday hectic life, another 10 years zoomed past.  And what do I know? Hubs and I have been sleeping on the mattress for 20 years already!! And the mattress had been tainted with countless incidences of pee, poop and puke from our three babies and even blood. That mattress had been one hotbed for bacteria and other germs. And we slept on it every night  EEWWWW 🤢 🤮 🤧

Early this week, the mil and I went to the furniture shop and went on a frenzy there!  😬 Besides getting a new king size divan and mattress for my room, I got two solid wood single beds for Alycia and Sherilyn, a new study table for Sherilyn and the mil got herself a solid wood chair for her prayer altar.

My new king size divan and mattress:

Good-bye and thank you very much divan. You’ve served us very well the past 20 years 😘

Alycia’s battered 10.5-year old bed. She’s been sleeping on it ever since we moved into our condo 10.5 years ago. The wood planks are still in very good condition though.

I am still not done with my furniture shopping yet but we’re pretty sucked dry now after this large investment! Let us recoup our earnings first and I’ll get a sold wood sideboard for our dining area.  Mason Home Decor has a very classy  collection of quality solid wood furniture. I love solid wood furniture and Mason Home Decor has a very neat collection of it.

I so love this chic Mason Oak Solidwood sideboard for our dining area:

I also need to get a study table for Cass as she’s now jealous that both her sisters have a study table except her!

A solid wood sideboard and a study table will be in our to-buy furniture list now! Maybe next year 😉

Ok, enough on furniture! Let’s talk mooncakes 😋

Although Mooncake Festival is 1.5 months away, retailers are already displaying lanterns and mooncakes for sale!  And I see people buying mooncakes now!

I don’t really fancy eating mooncakes but if I see low sugar mooncakes, I’ll get one to try. My favorite flavors are assorted nuts and pandan.

This premium pandan single yolk mooncake made from real pandan leaves from Bing Liang Bakery looks divine and is now on a sale.  I’m so tempted to get one to try!

Do you like mooncake and what’s your favorite mooncake flavor?

Happy FriYay folks and have an awesome weekend!

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Benefits of Wearing Shapewear

Shapewear is an undergarment designed to impermanently alter the wearer’s body shape, to achieve what some view as a more fashionable and presentable figure.  While shapewear is most often used to help slim the body, it can also provide support to the bust and back area.

In the most recent years, shapewear has made a large presence all over the world. What started centuries ago as a simple one-piece slimming garment has now turned into something much more. Shapewear has hit the shelves in large quantities of colors, styles, types, patterns, and shapes. While many people are aware of shapewear, they often lack knowledge about what shapewear can be used for. I admit that I’m quite a noob too when it comes to shapewear.  The only shapewear that I own is a piece of slimming panty, which I will only use when I wear bodycon dresses.

Shapewear can perform wonders to a woman’s bod.  There are various types of shapewear and I hope that this article will help to educate you on the uses of different types of shapewear.

Sweat Belt Waist Trainer
A Cosmolle Sweat Belt Waist Trainer can slim your waistline and keep it trim with this latex waist trainer that is uniquely designed to wear for enhanced workout results. The compression along with the latex material increases sweat production to contour and shape your waistline to the desired figure.

Butt Enhancer Panty 
This gives the wearer a sexy look from every angle under clothes. It is suitable for all ladies who want to stay in shape, including postpartum mummies.

Bodysuit Shaper Panty
The compression of this bodysuit will tuck your tummy while leaving your boobs and thighs free for more comfort. It is an ideal post-surgery shapewear and posture corrector. The “fajas 0227” bodysuit shaper panty from Cosmolle.com  has no zipper or hook and eye closure, which will make it completely invisible under clothes while hiding back bulges.

Shapewear Legging
This Cosmolle high-waisted shapewear legging is an amazing addition to any wardrobe. The seamless design was developed with everyday comfort in mind. Dress up or down, wear them day or night. Pair them with a cute tunic or rock it with a blouse and blazer for a more polished look. However you choose to wear them, we know you’re going to fall in love with their versatility and comfort!

Ladies looking for plus size shapewear will benefit greatly from Cosmolle bodysuits. These bodysuits will slim tummy, midsection and hips into an hourglass shape.

Besides enhancing your curves and making you look slimmer, shapewear go beyond shaping. They boost your self-esteem and confidence, give you proper posture support and complement a weight-loss program.

While shapewear do not help you lose weight per se, they can play an important role in your weight loss program.  Wearing shapewear while you’re trying to lose weight can give you a vision of a slimmer figure and can help you stay motivated. You may find yourself a lot less likely to reach for junk food when you look in the mirror and see what the healthy, curvier, confident version of yourself looks like!

Along with a healthy diet, exercise and proper shapewear, you will be on your way to achieving a permanent hour-glass figure 😉

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Cool Summer Tops For 2019

As the days get longer and warmer, our sleeves usually get shorter or better yet, sleeveless.  Reach for organza, chiffon, thin cotton and sheer tanks and crops and you’ll be able to rely on them as the perfect layering device this time of the year.

Here are some of my favorite summer top picks to beat the sizzling summer temperatures.

2019 V Neck Lace Loose Casual Solid Colored Going Out Summer Stylish Women's Tank Top
You’ve most likely seen this  V-Neck Lace Sleeveless Casual Summer Stylish Women’s Tank Top all over your Insta feed already. It’s available at Ladyfas.com and costs no more than $20.

 

2019 Halter Tie Pleated Round Neck Simple Strap Solid Colored Women's Tank Top
You could get away with this Halter Tie Pleated Round Neck Simple Strap Solid Colored Women’s Tank Top from Ladyfas for work too, worn with a blazer over.  It comes in 10 gorgeous colors.

2019 Leopard Halter Slim Casual Pleated Turtleneck Sexy Stylish Club Women's Tank Top
The leopard print trend never seems to go out of fashion.  If you’re like me, who can never resist the lure of the leopard trend, check out this Leopard Halter Slim Casual Pleated Turtleneck Sexy Stylish Club Women’s Tank Top from Ladyfas.

Women's Mid Length Zipper Slash V Neck Loose Plus Size T-Shirt
The V neck with zipper is trending across designer to high-street brands. Flattering on pretty much every chest size, I think you can see why this style is a surefire winner.  This Mid Length Zipper Slash V Neck Loose Plus Size T-Shirt is great for work and casual.

Now that you have some ideas on what tops to wear and where to get them, it’s time to think about swimwear for this summer 😉

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The Best Summer Vacation Apparel

Summer is the best time to go a vacation. If you’re thinking about where to spend your summer vacation, how about a relaxing beach or a low-key island?

If you’re going on a vacation or getaway, you have to bring the right clothes along for a stress-free holiday. Consider packing some travel-friendly summer vacation dresses.  I’ve curated a list of options that are lightweight and easy to fold up. Whether you’re on a long plane ride or exploring a new city, these designs will be comfortable and stylish.

When I go on a summer vacation, I like to pack along clothes made from fabric that dries up super quickly so that I can wash them in the hotel bathroom at night and wear them again the next day. Chiffon, polyester, nylon and thin breathable cotton dry the fastest. They are thin and space-saving.  Denim and dense cotton dry the slowest and take up a lot of space in the luggage bag too.

This Sexy Sling Floral Printed Backless Asymmetric Vacation Polyester Dress from Maxinina is light and thin. It’s suitable for the beach, outdoor and indoor on hot summer days.

Michelle Obama recently wore this breezy cotton midi dress with boho flair during a family vacation in France. The dress was just perfect for sightseeing; it was Pinterest-worthy. This is the type of outfit you’d save ahead of your upcoming getaway in order to remember to pack certain essentials.  Check out Michelle’s white sneakers too.  Who says you can’t pair sneakers with dresses?

Michelle Obama's Dress and Sneakers in France 2019
Photo credit: Popsugar

You can find similar midi flair dresses at Maxinina at a fraction of the price. Check them out below.

When going on a summer vacation, remember to pack along your swimsuit or bikini for the Insta-worthy beach or pool shots!

You’ll get some inspiration from what Selena Gomez and her friends wore at a bestie’s upcoming nuptials – white swimsuits for a beach bachelorette bash.  Selena opted for a high-rise textured bikini that puts the bootay on display.

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Selena wore a sporty snap-up bikini top while hanging out poolside. You can shop similar at Maxinina.

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Photos credit: Seventeen.com

I am SO tempted to get that snap-up white bikini top that Selena wore!  A similar suit costs no more than $30 at Maxinina and this online store has super gorgeous sexy swimwear for women that will leave you drooling! 😉

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Why You Need To Send Out A Graduation Party Invitation

Your graduation from university is one of the most memorable and important events in your life. Mom and dad and just about everyone else in the family have been waiting for this day for a long time, so it’s a great time to celebrate your achievement with your loved ones with a party. A graduation party can be held on the day of the graduation or the same weekend.  Sending out customized graduation party invitations will be a great way to invite friends and relatives to your big day.

In some cultures, it’s traditional for friends and family members to send money as a graduation gift.  Who doesn’t need a little help as they have to pay for work clothes, a cell phone, a car, and everything else that’s needed for a new job or even graduate school?   With a graduation party invite, some folks may send you the money that you need!

Sending out photo invitations graduation is a great way to keep friends and relatives informed of the party date besides letting them know what your degree is and when, officially, you’ll be receiving it.  Your parents have always been supporting you throughout your time in school, college and university, so let them have some bragging rights for the next few months by having their own invitation or announcement to post!

An announcement or invitation is also a great way to keep the doors of communication open to keep in touch with people whom you’ve not contacted for a while.

Above all the above reasons, your graduation party invitation will be a great keepsake and legacy that you can store in a shoe box or drawer for your future children and grand children to see!

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers to create graduation party invitations and then print a sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.   Basic Invite is also one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. 

There are plenty of lovely designs to choose from at Basic Invite. Here are just a few.

 

I’m sure you’ll never forget all the late nights, study sessions, hard work, cramming, and tears you did to earn that degree. This is your perfect chance to let everyone know that you’ve finally earned your degree without sounding too pompous about! Get yours done at Basic Invite as they’re now offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51!

 

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Why Honda OEM Parts Are Better Than Aftermarket

Honda bike owners may debate whether to restore a machine with parts made by the original equipment manufacturer or install aftermarket upgrades. There are several reasons to choose OEM parts.

The Advantages of OEM Parts
The major OEM parts Honda motorcycle advantage is maintaining a high resale value. Bike buyers look for models that are as close to the original specifications as possible. Aftermarket modifications may not add to or can even lower the value of a Honda bike. OEM ATV parts and motorcycle parts are also relatively easy to replace. All of the components are those the manufacturer used to install stock parts, and no major modifications should be necessary.

The Disadvantages of Aftermarket Parts
Many aftermarket parts are available for sale, and the quality of these parts may vary. OEM parts, on the other hand, tend to be very standardized. Aftermarket parts are designed to alter the appearance or boost the performance of a bike in ways that may be desirable for some riders, but not for others. This would not be as much of an issue if many aftermarket parts did not require unique modifications to the body, frame, or other fundamental bike parts.

Where To Buy Honda OEM Parts
Bike owners can get the best prices on motorcycle parts from retailers that stock genuine parts and offer a price-match guarantee. Search for part numbers or shop at a store that makes it easy to enter bike specs and browse parts designed to fit a specific make and model.

OEM parts provide consistent quality and a reliable fit, while aftermarket parts allow for more customization. Riders who intend to keep and modify a bike in pursuit of the ultimate riding experience may prefer to use some aftermarket parts. OEM parts are ideal for Honda owners who want to maintain the quality and resale value of a bike.

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Tips For Getting Your Children To Eat Healthy

Finding a way to encourage your children to eat healthy foods couldn’t be more important, with more young people than ever before suffering from childhood obesity. We all want our kids to be healthy and happy, so teaching them how to eat the right diet from a young age is vital. Here are some top tips to help you to persuade your little ones to not only eat healthy foods but also to enjoy them.

Don’t Restrict Foods
If you ban certain types of food from your home, this could backfire. Restriction of foods could end up in your child developing an eating disorder later in their life. Instead, talk about nutritious, healthy options and encourage your little ones to choose vegetables and fruits instead of junk food.

Buy Healthy Snacks
Children always want to eat snacks, but they don’t need to be unhealthy ones. Put some fruit in a fruit bowl on your countertop and stock plenty of healthy treats like low fat yogurts, dried fruits and nuts rather than candy bars and cookies. When you child chooses a healthy option, make sure to praise them for making the right choice to reinforce their action.

10 Healthy Snacks for People with Diabetes

Replace Standard Foods With Healthier Options
All kids love to eat fries and potato chips, but you can offer them similar foods but prepared in healthier ways. Oven baked fries are healthier than deep fried ones, and oven baked tortilla chips are a much better choice than standard potato chips. You could even switch to sweet potato or carrot fries and vegetable chips for an even healthier choice.

Eat As A Family
Families who sit down and eat dinner as a family around the table together every night have been shown to have a better diet and are more likely to make healthier food choices later in life. If you don’t already do this in your house, it could be time to start introducing family meals. Prepare just one meal and serve it to everyone. This saves you the hassle of preparing separate food for the kids and adults in the family and introduces little ones to adult foods at an earlier age.

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Avoid Buffet-Style Service
If you prepare the family’s plates in your kitchen you can choose how much food to put on each plate. If you offer up the food for self-service, children can simply pile food onto their plates. When they see the amount that you put on there, they can learn how to recognize a healthy portion size. Using small plates can help to make small portions look bigger.

Give Children Control
Children often feel happier about eating foods that they’ve had some hand in choosing or preparing. Let your children work in the kitchen with you while you make meals. Let them handle the fruit and vegetables and chop them up under supervision so they feel as if they have some control over the meals that they eat.

Be Creative
Many children simply hate the idea of vegetables and won’t even taste them to find out whether they like them or not. You might need to get creative, in that case, about how you sneak vegetables into their diet. A vegetable steamer is a great way to prepare vegetables for the whole family since this method of cooking retains all the vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. However, if this fails to work, you can puree vegetables into pasta sauces – your children won’t know they’re eating healthy foods!

Making Changes
When you’re transitioning your child onto a healthier way of eating, the changes will need to be gradual. It isn’t easy to persuade children to try healthy foods rather than sugary or fatty options, however if you start at a young age they are more likely to adopt positive eating habits which will stay with them for life.

 

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Preparing a Dignified Goodbye for a Loved One

One of the most difficult tasks that families face involve preparing funeral plans for loved ones. When someone in the family dies, the survivors are left to finalize services. The entire planning process can be emotionally and financially overwhelming.

When you want to simplify planning a funeral for someone you love, you may appreciate professional guidance in choosing elements that will be appropriate for the circumstances. You also may need to plan the funeral on a relatively tight budget. By choosing a business that can offer tasteful and affordable graveside, memorial, and funeral services westchester il residents like you can get the funeral you want and one in which your family can take comfort and pride.

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Selecting Practical Components
Part of planning a funeral involves choosing out facets that might be somewhat unpleasant about which to think. For example, you may need to choose an urn or casket for your deceased loved one. Being confronted with the choices might overwhelm you mentally and emotionally.

You do not have to face this choice alone but instead can rely on a skilled funeral director to help you. This individual can explain the pros and cons of each selection and also tell you the price tag of each. Based on this information, you can decide what casket or urn to use for the service.

You also may need to choose a burial plot if the loved one does not yet have one. You may not know what plots the cemetery has open for new burials. Rather than call the cemetery on your own, you can have the funeral business make that call for you to find an available plot.

It may only take a matter of hours to plan a funeral that you can afford. You get professional guidance from start to finish to help you deal with it all effectively.

Planning a funeral for a loved one does not have to be an overwhelming process. You may want to simplify it so it goes quickly yet is still something you can afford. You can find out more about the services available to families like yours by going to the website today.

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Air Track Gymnastics Mats

Sherilyn missed an opportunity to compete in the Get The Beat semi-finals dance competition in Singapore towards the end of last year as she injured her back during one of the routine dance practices a week before the first dance competition. After an X-ray, several physio sessions and lots of massages with essential oils and cold compress, the lump filled with fluid behind the back finally subsided.

Looking at how she flipped and rolled her back on the hard floor each time she danced sent my  heart skipping one or two beats. It would be good if her dance studio placed a few air track gymnastics mats on the floor during dance lessons for the safety of the students.

Air track mats are inflatable air tumbling mats that can be inflated by pumping air using an air pump.  They are used on the gym floor, martial arts training hall, fitness clubs, dance studios, gymnasium, yoga studio or as home entertainment.

If only the living room of our condo is spacious enough, I can consider getting an air track mat for our girls to do floor exercises, roll, tumble, flip and practise dancing and martial arts. It’s great to double up the air track mat as a mattress too whenever we have guests in the house!

These air track mats can be purchased online and offline. But we careful to only get good quality air track mats for safety purposes.  One air track company that produces good quality air track products is WholesaleAirTrack,  the world’s largest suppliers of inflatable air track and has several years of experience in producing air track.

The air track products produced by WholesaleAirTrack are made from top quality and sturdy materials, used for inflatable boat production. The air track mats are blown up to 16 hours at their factory for pressure test before shipment with finished pictures or video of the Air Track for every customer. Awesome QC they have! And they ship internationally too. Check out WholesaleAirTrack to find out more on their products.

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Protecting Your Future With Insurance

This post is brought to you by Mason Finance.

I can’t stress enough how important it is for everyone to have insurance to protect their future.  My insurance carrier has taken care of  my kids and my own medical bills far too many times and had I not purchased an insurance in the first place, I would have to pinch from my savings to pay for these exorbitant bills caused by unforeseen circumstances.

A friend of mine who recently lost her husband in a shocking murder case had a huge ‘windfall’ as her late husband (who was an insurance agent) had purchased an expensive life insurance for himself. Thankfully for that huge sum of money, the funeral expenses, their children’s tertiary education and daily expenses are fully taken care of.

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Some people believe that they can save enough money to replace their assets should anything happen to them. The problem is that, in most cases, the expenses incurred after an accident, the death of a loved one, or a disability are beyond any savings or wealth that a person may have accumulated and it is for this reason that insurance is such an important component of your financial planning.

Buying a life insurance can be complicated but if you understand the different types of insurances, for eg. life-settlement vs. reverse insurance, cash value vs. reverse life insurance, etc., it will be easier for you to decide which type of insurance to purchase to suit your lifestyle.

Advantages of Life Insurance

1.  Life insurance provides an infusion of cash for dealing with the adverse financial consequences of the insured’s death.

2.  Life insurance enjoys favorable tax treatment unlike any other financial instrument.

3.  Many life insurance policies are exceptionally flexible in terms of adjusting to the policyholder’s needs. The death benefit may be decreased at any time and the premiums may be easily reduced, skipped or increased.

4. Permanent life insurance policies accumulate a cash value over the life of the policy that can be borrowed against tax-free. These policies can be used to supplement your retirement if your other investments fall short. These policies often come with fairly high fees, so be sure to compare the costs to those of other investment vehicles.

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Life insurance is essential. It’s a need and not a want. But many of us choose to ignore the reality of what would happen if we were to die unexpectedly without the proper protection. The results could be devastating for your surviving family members, leaving them with a huge bill for your final expenses, or even worse, loss of the family home because they can no longer cover the mortgage.

If you’re wondering why life insurance is important, do give a serious thought on the potentially devastating consequences of not having coverage to financially protect the people that you love.

Start today and shop around online, as well as in person, so that you get several life insurance quotes from different companies before you purchase any type of coverage. Doing this will give you a better idea of what’s available.

 

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Five Health Risks That Lower With Exercise

If you have a chronic disease — such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or back or joint pain, you will most likely be advised by your doctor to start exercising regularly. Regular exercise can bring about some important health benefits. However, it’s important to talk to your doctor before starting an exercise routine. He or she might have advice on what exercises are safe and any precautions you might need to take while exercising. If you have a chronic condition, regular exercise can help you manage symptoms and improve your health.

Regular exercise can help you lose weight and stay fit. When you exercise, you use muscles. This helps build muscle mass, and muscle tissue burns more calories — even when you’re at rest. 10 pounds of muscle would burn 50 calories in a day spent at rest, while 10 pounds of fat would burn 20 calories.

The most effective way to increase metabolism and burn more calories is by aerobic exercise and strength training. Both are important. Strength training becomes especially important as we get older, when our metabolisms tend to slow down. One way to stop this is to add some strength training to your workout at least a couple of times a week. The largest muscles (and therefore the largest calorie burners) are in the thighs, abdomen, chest, and arms.

People who want to build muscles fast take supplements, such as those from https://musclesfax.com/ to assist in building muscles. If you prefer to take a natural approach in building muscles, you need to engage in some form of resistance training that will place a load on the muscles hard enough to stress them into getting stronger and eventually bigger. This load can be gravity in the form of calisthenics like pushups, pull ups, sit up, lunges, dips, or in the form of resistance training like free weights, weight training machines, or tubing and cable pulley systems.

Aerobic exercise can help improve your heart health and endurance and aid in weight loss. High-intensity interval training is generally safe and effective for most people and can take less time. In high-intensity interval training, you alternate exercising at high levels of intensity and exercising at a less intense level for short periods of time. Even activities such as walking at higher intensities count.

Strength training can improve muscle strength and endurance, make it easier to do daily activities, slow disease-related declines in muscle strength, and provide stability to joints.

Flexibility exercises may help you to have optimal range of motion about your joints, so they can function best, and stability exercises may help reduce the risk of falls.

Here are five chronic health conditions that will improve with regular exercise:

1. Dementia
2. Some cancers
3. Osteoporosis
4. Depression
5. Arthritis

With regular exercise, not only do we feel good about our body, we feel healthy and happier, it increases our energy levels, our skin glows, we sleep better and it reduces our risk of chronic diseases. If you have not started on an exercise regimen yet, I recommend you to do so right away to reap all the benefits that come with exercise.

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JoyMix Concentrated Beetroot Juice Powder

The beautiful and bright colour of beetroots can make anyone fall in love with it, yet it is often ignored, perhaps because of its distinctive earthy taste.  Beetroot has been gaining amazing popularity as the new superfood around the world. It’s low in fat, full of powerful antioxidants, rich in Vitamin C, and helps in the absorption of iron.  Both the leaves and the roots can be eaten. While the pink root is sweet, the dark green leaves are bitter but very rich in calcium, iron and Vitamin A.

Beetroots are best enjoyed raw and uncooked as cooking may destroy most of its nutrients. You can add them in salads or easier to just juice them up.

I love eating beetroot, in all forms, whether it’s beetroot juice, salad, roast or soup.  I started to eat beetroot frequently when I was severely anemic before my fibroid removal surgery 1.5 years ago.  Beet root is rich in iron.

Preparing beetroot can be a major turnoff and hassle for some as the uneven and rough skin is a tad hard to peel off even with a fruit peeler. And the red juice splatters can be pretty messy. Busy people who are always on the go and rush may not have the time to prepare beet root for juicing, salad or soup. And this includes yours truly.  The solution to this is beet root  powder.  With beet root powder, you can include this superfood into your diet at anytime, hassle-free.

I found a good brand of concentrated beet root juice powder  from https://www.joypremix.com/ and I am so in love with it!  With such convenience, I can now drink beetroot juice whenever I feel like it and it takes just a minute to prep a refreshing beetroot beverage.

The best part is JoyMix’s red beetroot powder is odor-less, unlike red beet juice that has an earthy smell. It is easy to drink, making it ideal for children and even some adults who find the smell of beetroot distasteful.

Even Cass who does not like the taste of raw beetroot loves JoyMix beetroot powder.  She says it tastes like Ribena! I think so too.  This, you got to try it to verify it!

We like our beetroot powder mixed with Korean fruit vinegar.  I add one heap teaspoon of JoyMix beetroot juice powder and 2 tablespoons of Korean fruit vinegar into 200 ml of water and top up with lots of ice cubes to make a super refreshing and delightful drink to chillax when I feel hot after cooking in the evening.  Alycia loves to guzzle down this refreshing drink to quench thirst after working out in the gym or when she’s back from kickboxing / Muay Thai class.

I love the au naturel maroon color of the beetroot powder from JoyMix!

Excellent Mixability – The red beetroot powder from JoyMix has a very fine texture and excellent flowability to prevent caking and lump formation. It will easily dissolve in water and other liquids alike and won’t curdle. You can even mix it in flours for baking cakes and pastries.

I will surely restock my beetroot powder from JoyMix when the existing stock runs low.

JoyMix’s health food products are ISO22OOO/ HACCP certified. Muslim consumers can safely consume their products as they are HALAL CERTIFIED.

Here are some of the health benefits of beetroot:

Conditions Liver – Beetroot contains betaine that conditions liver and stimulates the production of enzymes. It detoxifies the body and makes you feel fresh and rejuvenated.

Lowers cholesterol – A 2011 study on rats found that beetroot extract lowered total cholesterol and triglycerides and increased HDL (good) cholesterol. It also reduced oxidative stress on the liver.

Lowers blood glucose – Though high in sugar, beetroot actually helps in regulating your blood sugar levels. Studies have shown that it does not lead to high glucose concentration in the blood. This simply means that the natural sugars in beetroot are released very slowly in the body and thus, prevents sudden spikes. In the form of the juice, it may actually help diabetics.

Rich in Folate – Joymix’s red beetroot powder is rich in folate that is necessary for production and differentiation of cells as well as maintenance of DNA structure. The high folate content makes it a great option for young children, teenagers, and pregnant women alike.

Reduces Blood Pressure – Betaine in beetroots reduces blood pressure by lowering homocysteine levels in the body. Joymix red beetroot powder contains high amounts of betaine that reduces the chances of high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes.

Great For Older Adults – Various studies have found beetroot to prevent and halt the progress of dementia in older adults. Regularly consuming beetroot juice can assist in keeping dementia at bay.

Sharpens Minds of Students – The high nutrient content of beetroot and its effect on blood flow enhances the cognitive functioning of the brain making it beneficial for students and teenagers.

Ideal For Keto and Vegetarian Diets – People who are following a keto or a vegetarian diet will find it easy to incorporate red beetroot powder to their diets as it has low calories.

Boosts Sports Performance – Beetroots have betaine which improves cardiovascular health and blood flow. It increases the rate at which oxygen reaches cells and boosts the performance of athletes and sportspersons.

May Prevent Cancer – The antioxidant betaine which is present in rich amounts in Joymix’s red beetroot powder has been found to protect the body against different types of cancer. It protects DNA structure in cells against damage, which is a primary cause of cancer.

Improves Digestive Health – Beetroot improves digestive health by stimulating the production of enzymes and HCL in the stomach. It also aids in the absorption of specific vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

Excellent for Weight Management – Joymix red beetroot powder is excellent for individuals who are focused on weight management as it contains low calories while being nutritionally dense.

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The promotion is valid from 1 January 2019 ~ 31 March 2019, so hurry and get your beetroot powder or any health products before this offer expires!

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