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06 27 2014

Be in this summer with Swarovski crystals. Yup, this summer, the elegant crystals are paying homage to art, but these aren’t just the usual colorful crystals that you will see around. The hot months of 2014 will feature the precious crystals in earthy tones and brilliant primary colors cast in tribal craftsmanship. You read it right. Ethnic culture meets modern artistic movements. The theme is ethnic, but the look is contemporary. The result? Stunning pieces of accessories to complete your summer look. But wait, before I proceed, some of you might be worried that because we are talking about Swarovski here, we’re talking about expensive pieces of accessories. Yes and No my dear readers. YES, these crystals sound very expensive and elegant, but NO, they are not expensive. Swarovski Coupons are available so we can afford to look fab this summer.

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image source: beadfx.blogspot.com

These beautiful crystals are called Light Silk. The color looks very delicate and sophisticated. These can be used as main colors for the ethnic theme or mixed either with vivid-toned crystals or soft hued ones.

Before you proceed shopping using your newly discovered Rio Coupon, here are a few beautiful pieces to give you an idea how the ethnic style was incorporated in contemporary jewelry designs.

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image source: thailandtatler.com

This pretty necklace features blue crystal cuts embellished with electric blue crystal rock. Inspired by jewelries of ancient Thailand, this piece will definitely make a statement.

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image source: beadinggem.com

This Ethnic Bib Necklace is made from brass, Swarovski crystals, resin and paua. The brass wire was woven meticulously to form a round disc. The other embellishments were woven after forming the disc.

The next pieces are African inspired. Among all the ethnic designs that I’ve seen, these are my favorites. They are very elegant and all are a definite head turner.

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06 05 2014

So, who says dieters can’t have a taste of sweet treats?

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Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Mix 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1 Tbs. sugar and 1 Tbs. melted butter; press into dish. Bake 5 minutes at 350ºF. Mix 13/4 cup skim milk, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup PB2 (a nut derived powder that tastes like peanut butter, but has 85% less fat) and 1 package (1 oz.) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix; add 1 1/2 cups fat-free whipped topping and pour into crust. Freeze before serving.

06 05 2014

Relocating? Look for a place with a great community like South Beach. Whether you’re up to enjoying a night life or you simply want to relax and rest in your home, South Beach, California is the place to go. It’s a beautiful city with a really nice weather and awesome people. And don’t forget the stunning beaches. No wonder it’s been known as a super cool city. Call a south beach real estate agent now to inquire about this dazzling place.

04 16 2014


One way to shed off pounds fast is to drink milk. According to studies, women who drank skim milk after exercising lost 3.5 pounds of fat in 12 weeks. Those who sipped sports drinks ended up gaining weight. The credit goes to the proteins in milk that improves the body’s ability to burn calories and build muscle.

04 16 2014


For sure, mom will love the gold cross pendant my husband bought for her birthday. She’ll be 64 next week. I can’t think of a perfect gift because she already has everything. I wanted to give her something religious that she can use. Then last night, hubs came home with the gold cross. He thinks mom would love it, too. Mom’s eyes would well up again once she sees her gift, especially when she finds out that it was hubs who bought it.