Thursday, July 24, 2014

Small Kitchen Decoration Tips That Make a Big Difference

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Our kitchen is one of the most important and practical rooms around a home, plus the place where we cook most of our meals, spend our time and share recipes and tasty morsels. There is a lot to be desired for a kitchen, especially in terms of decorations of your small kitchen, since its often too ignore to even mention it in a general conversation. There are many ways you can improve that however, as we will point out up next in the following tips:
Small Kitchen Decoration Tips
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You need to start by decluttering your kitchen of all the items you're not planning on using. Yopu should take good, long look and figure out what you believe you may not need in the coming months and even years. If you haven't used something in a really long time, then you may need to find a way to get rid of it to free up some space. You can gain a lot by even removing a few items in general, so even if you can't do so, then you can find new and creative ways to store them in the kitchen, as long as they are either out of sight or they act as natural decorations.
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•    You should focus on using different colors to change the way the kitchen looks, as well as its mood. You can create a completely new environment by simply accenting a few colors, putting a few small touches and making it all cozy and warm or austere and minimalistic. Make sure you avoid the typical hospital white color, as it will only make the place look completely unwelcoming and unpleasant. Stick to natural colors, warm tones and elements for a more wholesome and pleasant experience.

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SEE ALSO: Does Your Kitchen Hygiene Need A Brush Up?

•    Adding some flowers and plants as well as floral elements to the kitchen will be an excellent choice, especially if you have a family and kids to take care of. These will have a chance to appeal to a larger amount of people around your household. You should make sure your choices try to make the place look more friendly to the eye as well as pleasing to behold. Sometimes even a small change can create a vibrant impression, turning a boring old kitchen into something you'd only see in a journal. Use your imagination and do your best to adapt the kitchen to your choices.
Adding some flowers and plants in the kitchen
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•    You can add or change your fridge magnets to create some daily messages, something creative or you can just go with the proven and funny ways of magnetic poetry. Believe it or not, nothing can turn a boring old fridge into something amazing, especially if guests come over and leave their own creative poetry.

Share with us, how you are going to decorate your small kitchen? in the comments below.
Christine
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Christine is a dedicated blogger, copywriter and a problem solver who loves what she’s doing and gets inspiration from traveling around the world and meeting new people. Right now she is focused on writing about home improvement, gardening and moving related matters , always trying to meet her customers’ needs. Her latest article describes how you can easily decorate your kitchen.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opening a Restaurant - Five Essentials You May Be Overlooking

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One of the most challenging and fun experiences an entrepreneur can have is the opening of a restaurant. Ownership of a restaurant can be by turns maddening, stimulating, and a great career choice. However, it's important for owners to know the essentials of running a restaurant before making the crucial step of opening for business, and here are five things owners should have prepared before opening day.
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An Unbiased Attitude
Running a restaurant as an owner can be very difficult. This is why it is essential to remain unbiased when managing a business: favoritism can quickly destroy a restaurant's chain of command and stress out everyone from the chefs to the wait staff. While it may be difficult for managers to fire staff, especially if family or friends are employed by the restaurant, it is imperative that everyone in a business pulls their weight, regardless of how well-liked they are.

SEE ALSO: Restaurant Reviews: How to Fix Your Place in the Food Business

Be Humble
Although Gordon Ramsay would have us believe otherwise, there is very little room for ego in a restaurant. When something is not working, owners need to acknowledge the problem promptly and then take steps to change it. If customers consistently do not like the food the restaurant serves, the owner needs to be able to change the menu quickly and with consideration for their customer base. Having staff that can admit mistakes will be a restaurateur’s greatest asset.

Be Clean
As the saying goes, cleanliness is next to godliness. It is essential that restaurant owners keep their property in sparkling condition. An unhealthy environment is simply bad for customers, and it is unethical for a restaurant to jeopardize their employees’ and clients' health. Managers and owners should always invest in top-quality cleaning tools and supplies.

Be Safe
When running a restaurant, owners should be sure that staff and customer safety are given first priority. A Vancouver fire and safety specialist from Nutech Safety Ltd says that clear safety exits, fire extinguishers, operational smoke detectors, and first aid kits are essentials for any restaurant. Kitchens where there will be open flames and hot oil (which most restaurants will have) require a staff well-trained in safety procedures and preventative measures.

SEE ALSO: Revamping of Food Restaurant by Applying Useful Tips

Have Fun
Running a restaurant is not easy. The hours can be long, and customer demands can test an owner's patience. This is why a fun attitude can go a long way in the restaurant business. Keeping everything in perspective and realizing that you're living your dream career is a great way for you to keep your cool when the pressure is on.

For these reasons, running a restaurant can be a great and profitable experience for owners. While there are challenges hiding around every corner, the strength and competence developed from restaurant ownership often leads to success in future projects.

Share with us how you would like to start your own restaurant in the comments below?
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Emma Sturgis and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to food, travel, health and beauty etc.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wild Garlic Growing Tips and Guidelines

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As a member of the onions family, wild garlic tends to be very good for one's health, but also it gains a growing popularity as well in cooking. Some chefs have become more adept at using it in their work and cuisine choices. Even though they take up very little space, one can eat the whole plant from leaves to roots. The following tips will explain why and how you can grow organic wild garlic in your garden:
Wild Garlic Growing Tips and Guidelines
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•    Wild garlic plants are perennials, which means they keep their leaves even in most winter times. During cold winters, the leaves may die entirely, but the roots will allow them to live and grow back during the next spring season.

•    You should make sure you never grow wild garlic in soil that had other plants grown within the last three years or so, as it is still a member of the onion family. Make sure you take the bed out of the rotation system you have once you have it ready to become a permanent crop.

Make sure you remember that wild garlic.

•    always thrives in a well-drained soil environment, one which has a pH of about 6-7, plenty of sunlight and lots of organic matter. Thankfully however, the plant is sturdy enough to survive in most other types of soil as well if need be.

•    Partial shade and full sun work well enough, however they should still be watered as they aren't too hardy in terms of dry seasons and locations. Stick to a regular and healthy watering “diet” for your new plants.

SEE ALSO: Tips for Gardening in an Arid Climate


•    You can grow wild garlic right from seed, as they mature during the summer or in the early spring that follows. You can sow them during March, using normal potting and composting techniques. They can germinate at roughly room temperature, with the seedlings popping up about ten days later at most. You can transfer them after a month to an outside position, but remember you can sow them as clumps, rather than orderly rows.

•    Their bulbs will multiply fast, so you can dig up some of them during either March or October if you want to replant them somewhere else. This will allow them to spread as you see fit as the years pass. They won't need to be fed as they don't really take too much of the natural nutrients of the soil they're planted in.

•    If you want to harvest the plants, then you will need to cut the leaves with scissors, starting from the outside and working inwards. Cut them to the base and remember that the leaves will grow a few times during the season. If you want to be able to harvest them however, you should remember that newly planted seedlings should be allowed to develop strong roots, so give them time at least until the end of July before trying to harvest.

•    They are also very resistant to all kinds of plant diseases, except for the onion fly, however you will have almost nothing to worry about with your new garden addition.

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Christine
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Christine is a dedicated writer and blogger who is an organic gardening and landscaping specialist . She says that nature is her biggest inspiration source and its beauty motivates her to keep writing. Her latest article is about wild garlic growing tips.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Creating a Cleaning Checklist for a Permanent Move

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Moving is an exciting experience, but one which comes with a lot of headaches. Most of us, when moving, will focus too much on packing our belongings with care and making sure boxes are secure. Then, when we remember that the old house or apartment has to be cleaned thoroughly, we're taken by surprise and hardly have energy left to start.

Creating a detailed cleaning to-do list is important at a time like this. If you’re planning a big move, take some time to put everything down on paper before you start packing, rather than worry about figuring out what needs to be done at the last minute.
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First Things First
Decide how this list will be created and with whom it will be shared. For college roommates, for example, delegating chores and keeping everybody in the loop might be easiest if everyone uses a shared Google Calendar or Doc. Items can be removed and added from the list remotely, and users can remind each other to purchase or bring cleaning supplies and let one another know when they'll show up to do certain tasks.

On the other hand, a husband and wife might simply keep a running checklist on paper, sticking it to the fridge with a magnet and checking the list each time one of them begins a chore. Children might need their own copies of simplified lists with kid-friendly chores, like "fold the laundry", selected by their parents. When kids complete their chores, they can bring their lists to their parents for approval.

SEE ALSO: 3 Tips to Keep You Calm During Your Move

Room by Room, Ceiling to Floor
When you've selected a list-system that fits your needs, the next step is doing a walk-through of the house, one room at a time, to fill that list in. Take your time as you look over each space, beginning with the ceiling and going all the way to the floor. Does the ceiling need to be dusted with an extendable dust-mop? What about the fan and light fixture? Check molding as well, especially ornate crown-molding.

Check the walls for nail holes and other blemishes that might need to be spackled and even painted over. Proceed downwards to the windows, windowsills, doors and doorjambs, baseboards, and carpet, listing chores as you go underneath each room heading.

Now, What Do You Need?
Once your list of chores is complete, create one more heading: cleaning supplies. Sit down somewhere comfortable --since your house is most likely empty, you may have to go out—and consider every task on your list. What cleaning supplies will you need to perform them? Window-cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, dish detergent, and hydrogen peroxide are good basic supplies that can clean just about anything.

SEE ALSO: Stress-Free Moving: Your Essential Guide

You will probably need paper towels and disposable cloths as well, and maybe an inexpensive mop and duster. It's useful to have your laptop or smartphone handy for this phase, so that you can search for easy and inexpensive ways to remove certain stains or make minor repairs.

Now you have an organized, detailed cleaning list, and a comprehensive list of supplies. All that's left to do is hit the store and get started cleaning!

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Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Emma Sturgis and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to home improvements, travel, food, etc.
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

What’s in your Wardrobe? 5 Monsoon Fashion Essentials Every Girl Must Have

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There are so many wonderful songs around the rains. Most of them capture the sublime beauty of this season. Some exalt the romantic quality of it and some describe the pensiveness it inspires. However, not a single song throws light on problems we face during the rains! Yes, everything is not hunky-dory during the monsoons.
5 Monsoon Fashion Essentials Every Girl Must Have

Delayed trains, chock-a-block traffic jams, dirty, muddy puddles and not to mention the wetness and chill can really be a mood dampener. To add to this, your skin tends to become sticky and is prone to frequent breakouts. Here is an article that helps you set a proper skin care routine in place. Follow these tips to enjoy a healthy, glowing complexion.

Skin Care Essentials: Your Daily Skin Care Routine

Dressing up during this season too can be particularly tricky. If you’re over-dressed, you run the risk of ruining good clothes and also of having to stay damp for the rest of the day. If you’re under-dressed, the wetness and chill will leave you quivering like a leaf!

So, how do you pick the right attire for this season? Well, worry not, for here are 5 clothing items that will help you breeze through the monsoons. Stay fashionable and dry with these monsoon must-haves!

Shorts are perfect for the rains. With their hemlines being well above the ground, you don’t have to worry about them getting stained or dirty. Also, they’ll save you from experiencing a Marilyn moment when caught in a severe gust of wind. So, select colourful ones in trendy patterns. Hot shorts, chino shorts, cut-off shorts are all perfect for this season. Choose the length of your shorts as per your comfort.

SEE ALSO: World Fashion To Your Wardrobe With Oska London

Cropped pants:
Cropped pants are perfect for office wear. Formal-looking and elegant, these pants can be pared with a synthetic shirt and water-proof pumps. Opt for ones with trendy prints like polka dots, floral prints and stripes. Houndstooth cropped pants look extremely stylish, so make sure you have at least a pair. Self-coloured cropped pants too look chic and can be worn with cute Tees.

Cotton shirt dresses:
Shirt dresses look chic and are ideal for the monsoons. Featuring sleek silhouettes, these dresses are easy to manage and look extremely stylish. Shirt dresses in pure cotton are ideal for this season. However, you can also opt for ones in mixed-fabrics and blended cotton. Steer clear of sheer dresses though. If you’re not okay with wearing a dress in the rains, slip on a pair of leggings underneath and you’re good to go!
Cotton shirt dresses

Synthetic Tops:
Tops made of nylon, silk, polynylon, blended cotton and other mixed fabrics are perfect for this season as these fabrics dry quickly. Choose tops in attractive patterns and bright colours. Pair them with cropped pants or leggings for formal wear and shorts for casual. Don’t select tops that are too thin as these a likely to become see-through when wet.
Synthetic Tops

Leggings:
Leggings made of lycra, spandex, nylon, polyester and silk are ideal for the rains. Choose ankle-length or mid-calf length ones. Brightly-coloured leggings will add a pop of colour to your overall look. So, apart from a couple of dark coloured ones, stack up on some colourful ones too. However, remember to avoid buying leggings that are very flimsy as these will become transparent when wet.

Well, with these 5 monsoon essentials, you’re sure to have a swell time. Stock up on these items and stay fashionable and happy throughout this season. Happy Monsoon!

For more fashion and style tips, news about latest trends, makeup tutorials and more, check out this site: Get The Look.
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Cherylann Mollan and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to Food, travel, fashion etc.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Five Tips for Having a Safe, Exciting RV Adventure

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Delving into an RV adventure is one of the most fun ways to get away. However, if proper safety precautions aren't taken before and during the trip, your vacation can go from fun to dangerous in a matter of seconds. The following are five tips everyone should use to have a safe and exciting RV adventure.
Tips for Having a Safe, Exciting RV Adventure
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Keep an Eye on the Electrical Load
If you aren't well-versed on the maintenance of recreational vehicles, you might not be aware that there is an electrical load cap on the amount of power your devices can draw from the RV. Most RVs can only handle 30 or 50 amps at once, so it's a good idea that you find out yours is wired for. Label each of your devices with how many amps they pull, and make sure they never exceed the limit of the RV. You can find out how many amps each device has by using the equation, "watts ÷ volts = amps."

Study the Wildlife

Before you arrive at your destination, get a good idea of what wildlife you’re likely to encounter. In some cases, the only real looming "threats" are wild deer and turkey. However, in some cases, the wildlife in the area can be dangerous. Even if you plan on staying in your camper, leaving trash or food inside of it can draw a bear or other dangerous animal to it in hopes of finding it. Research the wildlife of the location you're traveling to beforehand, and always adhere to the warnings and rules of the park.

SEE ALSO: How to Stay Safe While RV Camping in Cold Weather

Learn How to Drive Before the Trip
Before you set out for your RV adventure, make sure you know how to competently operate the vehicle. You don't want to find out that you still don't know how to properly back up in an RV when it comes time to reverse into the campsite. Spend some time maneuvering it throughout your immediate area to get a feel for driving it.

Print a Checklist
Doing a quick web search for an "RV checklist" will turn up plenty of results you can use to ensure your RV is ready to operate. Be sure to look for one that matches your type of RV. Depending on your type of vehicle, this could be motor home classes A, B, or C, trailer, fifth wheel, or pop-up.

Keep an Eye on Road Conditions
Lastly, always look into road conditions to stay ahead of what could be happening in the near future. There are several websites which provide users with real-time updates on road conditions throughout North America—use these to your advantage, to plan your route and schedule.

Informational Credit to Best Canadian Motor Inns
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Emma Sturgis and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to food, travel etc.
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