Creative Party ideas [DIY + Tricks ]


Today,Im going to give you some DIY tricks to impress your guests if you are throwing a party. I know New year/Xmas is over but you can use them for any occasion throughout the year :D
Give your party a creative & unique touch :)

1.Replace your store-bought cheese board; with a DIY one :)
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2.Improve your party ice xD
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Another DIY idea for ice:Freeze fruits like strawberries, mint sprigs and lemons in ice cubes to use in drinks to add color and flavor!
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3.Ice cream
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4.DIY party balloons

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or another trick
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5.Spice up your drink look

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You can make any drink glow-in-the-dark by using black light and a little tonic water.
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6.Minimize clean-up and use peppers for serving dips.

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7.I actually never tried this :P

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8.Having a pool party ? Impress your guests by
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Note: Your safety lies in your own hands

& A sunscreen station! A great idea for an outside summer party

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9.DIY your food!

You can create a lot of funny & yummy food for your friends & family :)
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Use ketchup to “write” down your guest’s preferences on their meat

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10.Fake snow
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How do you find these ideas? Try creating a lot of fun ideas as it also saves money & your guests will never forget your party ,I have just given you 10 ideas,do let me know in the comments if you want a part 2 :)

Take care guys :)

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Food Parts That Are Surprisingly Useful


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As you all know,I love food & love eating :) Who doesn’t ? :P

No one likes to waste food & hate to throw away fruits & vegetables that can still be useful.
So for this week,I have come across some weird facts [again!] on some food parts/remains that can be useful :P

1. Banana peel as bandages!

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About 40 million tons of banana peel are disposed of or go unused each year worldwide, according to a 2013 study. Use yours to polish leather (rub it against the outer side, then buff with a soft cloth) or to heal wounds (rub the pulp side on bruises and scrapes to deliver potassium) or to fertilize plants (soak peels in a jar of water—then mix five parts tap water to one part banana-water)

2.Pumpkin filling as face mask!

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Pumpkin is filled with antioxidant vitamins A, C, E, exfoliating retinoic acid, and soothing zinc, which make for a perfect face mask. Try mixing 2 teaspoons of canned puree (or, pureed Jack O’Lantern) with 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon milk, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Apply and leave the thick mixture on your face for 10 minutes before washing off

3.Potato peel as anti-aging secret!

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Use leftover peel and pieces for a little pampering—used like spa cucumbers slices, potato will help lighten stubborn, dark circles under your eyes. The secret ingredient is catecholase, an enzyme found in potatoes that has skin-lightening properties

4.Stale bread as eraser

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Aside from making bread crumbs or croutons, you can run stale bread through your spice or coffee grinders to remove any leftover odors or residue. If you have smudges or marks on the walls—even crayon—remove the crust, wipe the spot with a soft cloth, and then rub semi-stale bread against it. The sponge-like texture will work like a store-brand cleaning eraser.

5.Onion skin as anti-inflammatory agent!
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The flaky wrapping around onions is rich in nutrients, like quercetin, a plant pigment that can prevent arteries from clogging, lower blood sugar, and reduce inflammation. Still, a 2011 study found that in the E.U. alone, 500,000 tons of onion waste (like the skin and the bulb) are thrown away each year. Even though the skin isn’t edible, you can still reap the health benefits by adding onion skins to broth while cooking soups and stews.

6.Expired olive oil as makeup remover!
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The forgotten bottle of olive oil in your cupboard has lost its fragrant taste, but you can still find fresh ways to use it. Dab a bit on the teeth of a zipper that just won’t budge or use it to wipe off eye makeup without a hassle. Even more clever uses: Massage into your dog’s paws to relieve cracking or pain, rub into the leaves of potted plants to make them look healthier

7.Orange candles

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The orange peel can be use for many different things but have you ever thought of making orange candles?

8.Fruit Ice Cubes

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Your fruits are going to become stale or bad. No problem,just freeze them & use later :)

9.DIY dry fruits

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Simply dry your fruits to make them last longer !

10.Apple Browning

Fed up of apples turning brown & having to throw them away. Use this simple tip

To keep apples from browning,mix 2 tablespoon of honey & one cup of water.Let the apples soak & no more brown apples or you can also use use a rubber band to prevent the apple from going brown,check it here https://unsmileys.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/useful-life-hacks-that-you-should-know/

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11.Melon Bowl

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After eating your melon,Save your melon to make a bowl

 

I hope you liked it & have a good weekend :) Let me know if you ever tried these :)

Sources:rd.com,weheartit via tumblr[Idonotownanyphotos],google,awesomeinventions

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Weird health tips :D


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Good evening guys :) I hope you are all in the pink of health.I really want to thank you all for following me on bloglovin’
For this article,I’m going to share with you some health tips  crazy & weird health tips that I got after a google research & I  hope it works for you too. Do give this article a  thumbs-up if you like it.Let’s get started

 

 

 

 

1. Drink coffee for a better nap

In a Japanese study that examined how to make the most of a nap, people who took a “coffee nap”—consuming about 200 milligrams of caffeine (the amount in one to two cups of coffee) and then immediately taking a 20-minute rest—felt more alert and performed better on computer tests than those who only took a nap.

 

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2.For healthy teeth,Don’t brush just after eating

Don’t brush your teeth immediately after meals and drinks, especially if they were acidic. Acidic foods—citrus fruits, sports drinks, tomatoes, soda —can soften tooth enamel “like wet sandstone Brushing your teeth at this stage can speed up acid’s effect on your enamel and erode the layer underneath.Wait for about 30 minutes after eating & then you can brush your teeth 

 

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3.Skip energy drinks when you’re extremely tired

Energy drinks contain up to five times more caffeine than coffee, but the boost they provide is fleeting and comes with unpleasant side effects like nervousness, irritability, and rapid heartbeat, Plus, energy drinks often contain high levels of taurine, a central nervous system stimulant, and upwards of 50 grams of sugar per can (that’s 13 teaspoons worth!). The sweet stuff spikes blood sugar temporarily, only to crash soon after, leaving you sluggish —and reaching for another energy drink.

 

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4.Exercise when you are tired

After a long, exhausting workday, exercising sounds like the last thing you’d want to do, but getting your sweat on will actually energize you. Fatigue along with mood and depression improved after a single 30-minute moderate intensity exercise session, according to a study published in “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.” “Everything we do uses oxygen, so when you exercise it helps you work more efficiently and you don’t tire as easily,

 

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5.Notes to boost your brainpower

Typing notes enables you to jot down more material, but you’re more likely to remember those notes if you hand write them, according to research from Indiana University. “To learn something means you have processed it,” says Dr. Towfigh. “And when you take handwritten notes you ‘process’ or learn more information. You begin the learning process as you listen to the lecture.” Plus, since you look at the page on which you are writing, you naturally review the material and reinforce the information you’ve already processed,

This method has really helped me to study & memories things more easily. But still,it depends on the person

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6.Eat olives to stop seasickness

If being on a boat makes you feel queasy, you can soothe your tummy by eating a couple of olives to dry up your saliva and make you feel better almost instantly.

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7.Drink a hot beverage to cool off.

 

When you sip a hot beverage, your body senses the change in temperature and increases your sweat production. Then, as the sweat evaporates from your skin, you cool off naturally.

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8.Turn off your bedside lamp

Many of us experience bad moods or feel inexplicably down from time to time. However, an unexpected solution to your bad mood could be to make sure your room is dark before you go to sleep. Research has shown that night time light can suppress the production of melatonin; a mood-regulating hormone only produced during darkness., To get a good mood ,try investing in heavy curtains and turn off all lights before bed, including your TV.

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9.Boost your brain with chewing gums

If you have a busy morning and you need something to help you focus chewing gum will do the trick. Researchers from Coventry University found out that chewing a gum flavored could reduce tiredness. Other research has found that chewing gum can improve your memory by 35 percent and can improve your test scores.

Trick: If you have an exam where you need to remember a lot of definitions: When are studying at home,chew a chewing gum of a certain flavour ,then on the exam day in the examination room,chew a chewing gum of the same flavour which you ate while studying at home,you may remember all your definitions easily  [ only if you are allowed to eat chewing gums & it may work or may not work for different persons

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10.Bring an apple on plane

If you are a person, who is claustrophobic in confined places especially in air travel then green apple is what you need. According to a study conducted by the Philadelphia Health Connections the scent from cucumbers and green apples helps makes confined spaces appear bigger/ larger.

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Conclusion: Many things in this world might seem odd but these things might create a difference. :) 

So which tip did you find helpful ?

 

Sources:Google,weheartit/tumblr,[Idonotownanyphotos].Xfinity.com,youqueen.com,realbuzz,healthnews  + Special thanks to a nice friend of mine who helped me/research/gave me the idea/,for  this article :)

 

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Gifts ideas for food lovers :) #FoodieGifts


Hey guys how you doing? In this article,I’m going to give you some gifts ideas that you can give to your friends & family who is a food fan xD. I’ve rounded up my favorites from the web & you can use these gift ideas for any birthdays,festivals & even Valentines day[Why not?] coming up soon.I really love these food gifts since it’s something new & not like traditional gifts. With your imagination & creativity,you can create amazing gifts that everybody would love !

1. Creative mason jars gifts

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Cute DIY Candy Jar

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For chocolate lovers

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Kits
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Smoothies

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Other jar gifts

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2.Amazing gifts in bottles

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[Kindly note that Im not promoting or encouraging the use of alchohol/vodka or wine or anything as such.Excess alchohol is not good for health.Those gifts preferably suitable for 18+]

3.Foodie packs

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I hope that you liked these cute innovative gifts.Turn a normal food/ingredient into a gift with some ribbons,colors & your creativity.:D

So which one you like the most?

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Healthy breakfast ideas if you are running late for school/work


Hello people. How are you all ?
Today,Im going to give you 5 healthy lunches/breakfast side dish ideas that are easy to make if you are running late for work/school.I know we all get late in the morning and I hope these life saving ideas will help you :D Avoid eating ready made fast food which are not good for health,some top healthy ideas are listed below :)


#1 : Pre-made smoothie

It is so easy to make,you just need to put some plain yogurt into ice cube trays and put it in the fridge overnight.You will need some fruits of your choice & some Ziploc bags.You need to cut the fruits into small pieces and add 1 frozen yogurt cube into each bag.You can create a ton of these with different fruit combinations & flavors for different days in a week.Then when you wake up in the morning,you just pour of the bag into the blender & add 1 cup of any liquid that you prefer.Blend until smooth & you have your smoothie.It takes only 5 mins to take your smoothie pack out of the fridge & blend it:D

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#2 Pre made Salads
Salads are very healthy and also very quick to make.If you do not have that much time,you can choose a variety of fruits/vegetables/nuts etc according to your taste,wash/cut it and put it in a mason jar the night before[preferably just before going to sleep without any salad dressing,sauce etc and do not store for more than 1 night].In the morning,just remove your mason jar from the fridge , add your favorite salad dressing
and shake it :D This quick & easy salad is perfect for breakfast or lunch :)

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Now if you have a little more time in the morning,you can prepare it in the morning itself,it’s better :)
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#3 Super fast & healthy Sand witches :)

The most common breakfast food is usually sandwitches.Sandwitches can be a bit time consuming & it’s better to cut some of the ingredients/veggies the night before to save time.Check out these healthy sandwitches that you can make.[U can use it on toast or other as well]

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#4 Overnight Oats
Simply pour some raw oats into a mason jar,add milk ,syrup or any other ingredients that you like.Mix well & put it in the refrigerator overnight,it’s going to soak into the oats,soften them up & when you get it out the next morning,you can just add some fresh berries or any fruits and it’s ready :D

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#5 Grab & go breakfast ideas

Sometimes,when we are desperately very very late for school or work,we don’t even have 5 mins to eat breakfast which is very bad.Breakfast should never be skipped and even if we are super late,it’s important to eat something.So here are some ‘grab & go breakfast ‘ (as I called them) that you can grab & eat it on the way to school/work.Be sure to choose the healthy ones :D For example: grab a banana and a cereal bar instead of a cookie or try a fruit instead of chips :) And why not a bowl of cereal with milk instead of a cake

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That’s it for today.I hope you loved the ideas :D Do you usually run late for school or work? What are your tips ?

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10 Different ways to use toothpaste


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We already use toothpaste two or three times a day to brush our teeth but did you know that there are many more ways that toothpaste can be utilized  for cleaning ..etc..I know it sounds strange & crazy but it’s true :) Here are some other uses of toothpaste

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This is all the things that you can do with a tube of toothpaste :) Let me know in the comments if you liked this article. Please share with your family & friends :)

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Thanks for reading :) 

 

 

 

 

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Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat


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Hello guys,I hope you are all fine.Since its winter in most countries,I decided to share with you some easy, non-prescription remedies that can help ease soreness and make you feel better if you have a sore throat. :)

1.Saltwater gargle

Several studies have found that gargling several times a day with warm salt water can reduce swelling in the throat and loosen mucus, helping to flush out irritants or bacteria.

(Just remember to spit the water out after gargling, rather than swallowing!)
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2.Medicines
Its important to mention that Im not a doctor and I’m just sharing with you what medicines I usually take when I have a sore throat.I’m not recommending you to use them or anything,it’s up to you to decide.
I usually use some sprays,drink Anti-inflammatories & strepsils really help
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The same medicines does not have the same effect on everyone.Please do consult your doctor if needed

3.Fluids

“Staying hydrated is very important, especially when you’re sick and your throat is irritated or inflamed,” Dr. Linder says
This keeps your mucous membranes moist and better able to combat bacteria and irritants like allergens, and makes your body better able to fight back against other cold symptoms.”

4.Tea

A warm cup of herbal tea can offer immediate, soothing relief for a sore throat. What’s more, non-herbal teas—whether they’re made with black, green, or white leaves—contain antioxidants that are thought to strengthen immunity and ward off infection.

For an extra boost, add a teaspoon of honey.

Better drink it hot :)

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5.Chicken soup

An age-old home remedy for colds, chicken soup can help soothe a sore throat, as well. “The sodium in the broth may actually have anti-inflammatory properties, and it can feel good going down,” Dr. Linder says.
Eating can also be painful and difficult with a swollen or very sore throat, so sipping some liquid nourishment will ensure that you’re getting the nutrients you need to fight off your infection

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6. Mashmallows

Although there’s no hard evidence that it works,many people said that it really works
Marshmallows can help ease sore throat pain, possibly because the gelatin coats and soothes.

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7.Rest

It may not be the quickest solution, but getting some rest is probably the best thing you can do to battle the infection

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Sources:weheartit,health.com,magazines

I hope it will help.Have you ever tried these? Let me know in the comments below :)

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And yes,last but not least,I’ve been nominated for the Versatile blogger Award[yellow version] by Aquileana.Thank you so much.I really love her blog & got to explore her beautiful world with many nice posts :) Keep the good work going & happy blogging.Looking forward for her posts,please check out her blog https://aquileana.wordpress.com
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1) The nominee shall display the respective logo on her/his blog and link to the blogger that has nominated her/him.

2) The nominee shall nominate fifteen bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about the nomination.
And I nominate ..I really can’t choose between the blogs I like because each one has it’s own unique beauty.So I nominate all my followers for this[If possible,no offense to rules,sorry] & I hope you will do & don’t forget to link back to my blog so that I can see it :)