How To Choose An Engagement Ring

engaementIf you are like many people, then you probably do not know how to go about choosing the perfect engagement ring. However, choosing an engagement ring does not have to be a daunting task. If you want to figure out how to choose the right ring, then continue to read the rest of this article.

Choosing The Right Band
There are three main kinds of bands you can choose from. You can either choose gold, platinum or silver. Rings that come in gold typically will not have a diamond placed on it. This is because gold does not compliment diamonds. If you want to place a diamond on the band, then you should get a platinum ring. However, if you insist on getting a gold ring, then steer clear of yellow gold, and choose white gold instead. Diamonds tend to look great when they are combined with white gold.

Choosing The Right Setting And Gemstone
If you are like most people, then you probably want to choose a diamond as the gemstone you will have on your ring. Make sure to choose a good cut/shape, and make sure you have it set by someone who has a lot of experience with setting gems onto rings. The last thing you want to do is to have a gem set the wrong way on your band, because this can cause you grief later on down the road.

Know Your Partner’s Ring Size
Another important thing to do while choosing engagement rings is to know your partner’s ring size, or at least have a general idea of their size, as this can make choosing an engagement ring much easier.

Know The Different Cuts Of Diamonds
If you want to really impress your partner, then you should choose a princess cut diamond, as they have an elegant shape to them and can impress anyone. Round cut diamonds are good for people who like a more basic shaped diamond, or you may want to consider having an oval shape diamond set into place, as oval is a shape that usually looks good on just about any type of ring.

As you can see it does not have to be hard finding a good engagement ring. If you want to increase your chances of finding the perfect engagement ring, then keep all of the tips and advice discussed throughout this article in mind and you will be fine.

Halloween Treats

Halloween is coming up and lets face it, if your not a 20 something youre probably going to be at home keeping a beer company occasionally answering the door and handing out something mundane. We put a lot of time into hollidays like christmas and thanksgiving, I ve compiled some interesting recipe and treat ideas for halloween. Roll with it, it can be good if you let it.

 

My absolute favorite is carmel apples, you can decorate them anyway you want. I like to load mine up with melted white cholocate and crumble oreo cookies over it lastetly adorn with a tasty gummy worm. Heaven, is an apple, on halloween.

Secondly halloween is a time for sinful indulgences and for me, cakeballs, seriously, what a F#$%^*% brilliant idea was the cakeball. I could kiss the creator if only I knew. Combining a few things I love intensely. Cake, and balls.

A cake ball has to be done right though, its mostly about texture I like to coat mine in 2 different types of chocolate, you have to wait for the first layer to harden completely or you will have condensation buildup underneath and your top layer will fall apart. Below is a recipe (stolen from the internet) but I use it all the time, and I love it.

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting
  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating

Directions

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
  2. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.

 

Dark chocolate & salted pistachio cookies

Inspired by the original Guittard chocolate cookie recipe, this treat packs a definite chocolate punch, with a subtle nutty & salty crunch to it. Works great with Pacherenc-poached pearsor with a big glass of milk/almond milk/soy milk/hemp milk…

Makes: 15 to 20 large cookies (3″)

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 12-15 minutes (depending on the size of the cookies)

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips (we mixed Guittard 63% & Villars 72%)
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of organic cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup roasted pistachios, salted, roughly chopped
  • Fleur de sel

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Heat 2 cups of the chips with 3 tablespoons of butter. Stirring often until smooth and combined. Set aside.

Cream remaining 5 tablespoons of butter with sugar in a large mixing bowl until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and incorporate fully. Mix in the flour & baking soda, making sure not to over mix. Add the pistachios.

Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the cookie sheet, flattening it out to form a circle about 3″-3 1/2″ wide. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with a touch of Fleur de Sel. Bake 12 to 15 minutes (depending on the size of the cookie), until cracks form on the top. The centers should still be soft. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.

A warm Winter Dinner

It’s January, it’s cold, the days are short and to add insult to injury we’re supposed to uphold our new years resolutions! Here’s a meal that will make you grateful it’s cold outside, that chocolate is good for you and that for once you didn’t decide to go low-carb! January bring it on!

Best and Worst of NY restaraunts

  • ABC kitchen: fresh, local, surprising & unique dished, set in an airy, feminine space; clearly decorated by ABC Carpet & Home
  • The Harrison: solid “New American cuisine with a New England Twist” & professional service make this a great place to bring the in-laws
  • Luke’s Lobster (LES): pocket-sized take-out counter makes heroic lobster sandwiches (now in the UES too)
  • Roc: great pasta standard in Tribeca, best enjoyed in the summer on the terrace
  • Plein Sud: beautifully outfitted restaurant in the Smyth hotel, now overrun by Kardashians – great brunch + lovely lemon tart
  • Emporio: homey Italian cooking, fresh from the oven pizzas, inspired daily specials and reasonable prices make us come back again and again
  • Balaboosta: stands for “housewife” in yiddish; homey Mediterranean fare needs a little more polished service
  • The Standard Grill: the fashion crowd meets the foodie crowd at this always happening joint; yes it’s surprisingly delicious considering it doesn’t have to be!
  • Roberta’s pizza: half vegetable garden patch, half Brooklyn hipster hangout, amazing pizza, worth the haul out there!
  • Prime Meats: good wine, great meat, hipster service from the folks of Frankies (next door)..be prepared to wait; good thing there are great cocktails!
  • Seersucker: southern sophisticated hospitality for the Brooklyn hipster set on Court St. Great weekend brunch option & weekly fried chicken nights!
  • Bar Stuzziccheria: the offshoot of the popular flatiron Italian tapas bar found a home in Tribeca. Service & surroundings are quaint, wine selection is decent and food is pleasant, though a bit salty
  • Pulinos: noisy, pretentious, overrated…disappointed by Nate Appleman – we so love SPQR & A16
  • Tartinery: unimpressed by this wannabe French Poilane lunch spot with a downstairs striving to be a superclub
  • Eataly: it’s not a market, it’s not a restaurant, it’s chaos with lots of waiting. What we tasted was good, we’ll wait 6 months to go back.
  • Fat Radish: hip, great brit-greenmarket nibbles, farm-stand chic, go on a Wednesday if you don’t like to wait
  • Jeffrey’s Grocery: much like it’s now burned-down sibling Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey’s is quaint, understated and causal. Perfect for a long lingering lunch + you can grocery shop at the same!

Get Symmetrical And Fair Beauty With A Brown Sugar Scrub

Women’s beauty consists of an extraordinary eternal and invariable element whose quantity is excessively difficult to determine. The immortal lust for looking beautiful is always found when a woman is satisfied. Brown Sugar Scrub has all the elements that can satisfy women by giving them a skin as smooth as satin in just 10 minutes!

This scrub gives a pleasurable feeling when I applied it on my skin as it helps to exfoliate all the dead skin cells from the skin. By exfoliating with this scrub all the dead, dull and dark layers of skin were removed and I got brighter, cleaner and shiny skin revealed from underneath. The scrub also helped in the improvement of my face complexion. With regular exfoliation my skin was regenerated and I was able to reduce the wrinkles on my face by producing new skin cells. The scrub gives extraordinary results when it is used twice a week.

The procedure for using this scrub is very simple. I use to apply it and then sway my fingers in circles. An added benefit of using it is that it can be applied to the whole body so I was also able to save money because there was no need to buy a separate scrub for my feet and face once you are using it.

There are no harmful ingredients in the scrub. It consists the nutrition of pure, extra virgin olive oil and no additives of color and dyes. It is also paraben free which makes it harmless in true terms. The scrub has given me unannounced beauty instantly within minutes. It gives amazing results when used with succulent skin serums.

This scrub is really a gift of nature and has given me a durable and long lasting inner beauty which is at the same time also very simple to ascribe.

 

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3 Food Groups That Can Help Against Aging

3 Food Groups That Can Help Against Aging

Everyone wants to look young and fit. Everyone wants to look as if they are 25 years old even when they are at their forties. That is the main reason why the anti-aging industry is a multi-million dollar industry because the fact is, everyone wants to live at their fullest and for others, forever. As such, the cosmetic industry would churn out a multitude of anti-aging products promising consumers that they will look younger and fitter. These products can be very expensive ranging from a couple of bucks and some for hundreds of dollars, yet many people buy them nonetheless because of the benefits they provide.

The truth is, you do not really have to spend too much to look young or live longer.  If you eat right, you are already consuming anti aging chemicals and components from food that can be in some cases more effective than those beauty products sold at your local department store or pharmacy. Along with proper exercise you can live a healthy, lively life free from diseases and conditions. If you want to deter the effects of aging, you might want to consider the foods listed below previously recommended at http://www.WeightLossPunch.com.

Fruits and Vegetables

There is a reason why health care professionals would advice their patients to eat fruits and vegetables. The produce provides our bodies with vitamins and minerals that play an important role in many bodily processes. What’s more, certain vitamins and minerals have anti-oxidant properties that can help deter the effects of aging. Not only do they provide important nutrients our body needs, they are tasty most of the time too!

Protein Rich Foods

Meat, poultry and fish are the most widely consumed protein rich foods. They are very important for muscle building and repair and plays a role in anti-aging as well. As you get older and more weary, your body will lose muscle mass and subsequent decrease in metabolism which can have detrimental effects in the overall aging process. If you want to look better for many years to come, provide your body with the necessary protein it requires.

Anti-Oxidant Rich Food and Drinks

Wine contains powerful anti-aging substances that can greatly help slow down the aging process. If you are not a wine drinker, coffee also contains anti-oxidant components that are just as effective as those that can be found in wine. Lastly, tea contains a handful of important anti-aging substances and also offers a wide variety of other healthy advantages like lowered risks for various lifestyle diseases. You might want to control your consumption when it comes to wine and coffee though.

 

The following foods should give you a fighting edge against aging. These can easily be incorporated in your diet, and are not as expensive that those anti-aging products you can find in your local store. Furthermore, they taste good and coupled with regular exercise; you can now look younger and live longer while eating good healthy food

The Beef Jerky Fundraiser

Beef jerky is a delicious treat. Men prefer it over women, but there are plenty of people of the female persuasion who will enjoy this salty treat. If someone wants to save this treat and enjoy it later, nothing stops him from doing so. Beef jerky does not need to be enjoyed right away. A person can leave the substance somewhere for months until he is ready to enjoy it. Of course, there are many people who sing the praises of beef jerky. The beef jerky can bring pleasure or it can go into someone’s bug out bag. There is another thing the substance can do. An individual may not have thought about it before. It can help a local sports team raise the funds it needs for its season. Why choose a beef jerky fund raiser? One of the best reasons to do this type of fund raiser rather than others is that there is not as much competition. Many people sell candy bars. The Girl Scouts sell cookies. The boy scouts sell Trail’s End popcorn. It is certain that a person who sells beef jerky does not need to worry about much competition. Virtually no one goes door to door selling Slim Jims or its equivalent. People are willing to spend a little more on a fundraiser product than they are for their own products. It helps if the fundraiser supports a Little League Team, an AYSO Team, or a local PeeWee football league. It may even go to a specific class. The fundraisers, however, do not go to the school district directly. They go to booster organizations, the Parent Teacher associations and similar organizations. When the bags do arrive, they will be as fresh as they were when they left the floor of the beef jerky fund raiser. Call or visit our website to find out if a beef jerky fundraiser is right for your organization.

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Benefits Of Precast Concrete Stone Walls

Precast concrete is produced by casting concrete on a mold in a controlled environment. When the molds dry up, they are then taken to the construction site where they are lifted. Using Precast Concrete Stone Walls is cheap and the process for building the mold is supervised by plan employees. With precasted walls, there will be consistency of materials and all delicate procedures will be achieved thus one is guaranteed quality work. Precast concrete walls are also quickly delivered to construction sites. These walls are found in numerous sizes, costs and they can also be customized so that it suits the functions intended.

They can also be used to create fences for homes. Very many people prefer using these walls because they have a stylish look and due to the fact that they are durable. They are also found in different colors with an array of decorative accents. The designs on their surfaces suit application and ones landscape very well.

With the vast designs and styles of Precast Concrete Stone Walls, they are able to copy other building materials such as wood, brick and cedar. These designs are quite durable and they cannot be compared to brick walls. They are made of cements and other materials which are attributed to its strength.

Once the Precast Concrete fences are installed, they do not need maintenance. Concrete is widely used in construction and it is available in very many countries thus they are readily available whenever one needs it. It is a fact that different construction materials can have different negative and positive effects but Precast Concrete Stone Walls only shows a combination of cost effectiveness, fast installation, elegance and durability. As seen above, there are quite a number of reasons why it is important to use Precast Concrete Stone Walls.

Important Aspects Of Internet Marketing

Internet marketing is a way to increase one’s sales and is a big part of a business’s marketing strategy. In the last decade, Internet marketing has become even more important, due to the fact that an increase of people now buy and sell on the Internet.

There are several main Internet objectives that many use to sell their products such as: conducting research on potential customers–concerning their preferences and the demographics of targeted advertising areas. In addition, there are certain aspects of Internet marketing that most businesses engage in such as: setting up a website, using Search Engine Marketing—(SEM), engaging in email marketing, utilizing blog and article marketing and using banner advertising to promote their product.

Your Internet marketing strategy depends on your budget and how much you can afford such as purchasing web hosting services,  choosing and registering a domain name. Of course, choosing content and choosing a design for your website are parts of Internet marketing strategies. Discounts and special offers are often available and that helps to get your Internet marketing going in a timely fashion.

When you have your content and design in place, that may be the time for SEO—Search Engine Optimization. You can either pay someone to utilize SEO on your website like a Utah SEO company, or learn how to do it yourself. SEO optimization takes time and experimentation but the effort and time put into it, can make your website more noticeable and attractive for potential customers.

Keep in mind that Search Engine Optimization is simply making your website easy to find and to be set your website apart from others–making your website one of the more “reachable” and more “attractive” websites that people turn to when searching for their needs. Remember, people search websites often to find specific products. That is why it is up to you to choose “key” words that people will use when searching for their needs.