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08 01 2014

Some researchers believe that rice bran oil could be the healthiest oil in the world, but what’s even better is it may actually help you to lose weight. Although studies are still being done on how the oil could actually help you shed off fats, their research indicates that it protects the liver from cellular damage and helps keep the organ from clogging with fat.


Rice bran oil also delivers healthy fats that have been shown to fight subcutaneous fat –  the jiggly kind that gathers on the belly, hips and thighs.

08 01 2014

Using the cool microphone hubs bought for our videoke, my twin granddaughters sang a Happy Birthday song. Yup, today I am celebrating my birthday and I had a wonderful morning because of their birthday song. I made no plans today, we’ll just be staying here at home, but tomorrow we are going to a hotel for a staycation. Everyone’s looking forward to this much needed break. Watch out for the photos!

07 21 2014

Who doesn’t love a coach bag? If you like sporting a Coach bag like I do, here’s your chance to own one for FREE. Simply click below to join.

Win a Coach Peyton Signature Handbag! Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends August 31st, 2014. No Purchase necessary. Winner will be notified on September 1st, 2014.

Good luck!

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.