Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A stylish ottoman can cost a small fortune but chic decorating doesn’t have to break the bank. In this post, I will show you how to take an old tire and turn it into an ottoman in just a few simple steps.
You will need a tire (used or new one), 6mm MDF cut into two circles of 55 cm diameter, six screws, a drill, a screwdriver, hot glue gun with at least 6 tubes of glue, 5kg long and 10mm thick natural sisal twisted cord, a cloth, scissors and concentrated brush sealer,
Before starting with the project, clean the tire with a dry cloth – if it is very dirty, rinse and allow it to dry completely. Place one MDF on it and drill three holes on the edge in three distant points, deep enough to penetrate the rubber.
Depending on the chosen screws and a screwdriver, screw the MDF to your tire tightly enough so that it won’t come off. Do the same in the in each hole and repeat steps 1 and 2 on the other side of the tire.
You should start glueing at the center of the circle in order to obtain a perfect finish. With the hot glue gun, apply the glue on the board and secure one end of sisal.
Press the tip to adhere wel and go round in a snail shape. Remember to put enough glue before each round, make it stick hard and tight.
After you have finished covering MDF with a rope, do the same with the edge of your tire. Go round putting enough glue, making it really tight and firm. Make sure that the end of the sisal from the board meets the beginning of the one on the edge.
After covering all the rubber, cut the rope. Avoid the end tip of the rope to stick of from the tire, glu it correctly. It is not necessary to coat the MDF base, as it will be lying directly on the ground.
Apply the sealer to the brush and cover all sisal surface with it. Wait one hour before you put another coat on it. This sealer is ready to touch after one day but the complete drying takes two weeks.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Detox water is an excellent tool for eliminating the toxins from your liver and melting all the fat.
So if you want to flatten your belly and feel sexy and confident this is ideal to kick-start your metabolism, boost your energy levels and refresh your morning.
You will start noticing results in just 10 days.
~ 3 slices of cucumber~ Half a lemon or lime~ 1/2 tbsp grated Ginger~ 3-4 Mint leaves~ 1/2 tbsp honey
~ The cucumber slices should be as thin as possible so it can add more flavour to the water.
~ Squeeze the lemon juice in your cup. I also add one more slice of lemon just because it looks nice in my cup and adds colour… it makes the drink look more refreshing and summer-y.
~ Ginger is the main ingredient here because it really boosts your metabolism up for the day. Grate the ginger and add it in your cup.
~ Mint leaves add the most refreshing flavour to the drink so just add the leaves in your cup. It doesn’t matter if they are frozen or fresh.
~ Now add water to fill your cup. The water should be approximately 200-300 ml.
~ Add honey after adding the water and stir it all up.
I prepare this detox drink just before I go to sleep and put it in the refrigerator overnight. Then I just drink it up in the morning. You can also make it in the morning and add some ice.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Bay leaf not only has medicinal properties but is also used in cooking. The freshly dried bay leaves have a warm aroma, which is infused into cooking. The leaf is crushed before being used. The leaf is used for flavoring stews, dishes that need a long time to cook and soups. However, it is removed from the dish before serving.
The aroma of the leaves is much more noticeable than the taste. The fragrance of the dried leaf is herbal and floral.
Bay leaves have a very strong effect on the gastrointestinal system, both stimulating urination as a diuretic, which decreases the toxicity of the body, but also stimulating vomiting (as an emetic) when something toxic has been consumed. Furthermore, the organic compounds found in bay leaves are very effective for settling upset stomachs, soothing irritable bowel syndrome, or even lessening the symptoms of Celiac’s disease. Some of the more complex proteins in our modern diet can be difficult to digest, but the unique enzymes found in bay leaves help to facilitate efficient digestion and nutrient intake.
When the essential oil of bay leaves is extracted, it can be mixed into a salve and applied to the chest to help alleviate various respiratory conditions. This can also be achieved with a poultice made of the leaves. Spread it on the chest and allow it to remain overnight. Inhaling the vapors has a similar effect to aromatherapy and can loosen up phlegm and eliminate dangerous bacteria that may be trapped in your respiratory tracts thanks to its natural antibacterial quality.
If you want to improve the health of your hair follicles and eliminate dandruff, steep bay leaves in water and then rub that on your scalp after shampooing. The chemicals and volatile ingredients in bay leaves can help to eliminate dry skin and dandruff.
One of the most important benefits of bay leaves is their ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Bay leaves contain a rather unique phytonutrient, called parthenolide, which can quickly reduce inflammation and irritation when topically applied to affected areas, such as sore joints or areas affected by arthritis. This effect can also be achieved through normal consumption of bay leaf spice.
Caffeic acid and rutin are both important organic compounds found in bay leaf that greatly boost heart health. Rutin strengthens capillary walls in the heart and the body’s extremities, while caffeic acid can help eliminate “bad” cholesterol from the cardiovascular system.
The unique combination of antioxidants and organic compounds in bay leaves, including phytonutrients, catechins, linalool, and parthenolide, helps to protect the body from the effects of free radicals. Free radicals can cause healthy cells to mutate into cancerous cells, which bay leaves are particularly adept at preventing.
Anxiety and Stress
One of the least commonly known benefits of bay leaves is their naturally soothing quality. Linalool is often associated with thyme and basil, but it is also present in bay leaves and can help tolower the level of stress hormones in the body, especially when used in aromatherapy. Excess stress hormones can be dangerous for long-term health, so bay leaves can help you calm down and remain relaxed even in your most high-anxiety moments.
Bay leaves have been directly connected with improved insulin receptor function and regulated blood sugar levels. For patients at risk of developing diabetes or for those who have already developed the condition, regular consumption of bay leaves can significantly lower the chances of diabetic episodes.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Everyone knows someone with flawless metabolism. No matter what they eat and if they exercise at all, they have perfectly slim waist and lots of energy. This has to do with genetics and you can’t change the way you were born or change your natural work of your metabolism.
However, here are tricks you can use to improve your metabolism and burn more fat during the day.
You should make sure you stay hydrated all day long in order to support your metabolism, water is one of the most essential parts of your healthy routine.
Eat First Thing in the Morning
During the night, while we are sleeping, we are inactive and do not eat, so our metabolism slows down. Therefore, the consumption of a good and healthy breakfast the first thing in the morning is a good way to inform the metabolism that you are with full energy and it can start with its function.
Suitable Sizes of Meals
Undoubtedly, if you want to lose some weight and boost your metabolism, you need to know that a good and healthy diet is very important. You need to have a protein- rich breakfast as your largest meal, for instance, two eggs and toast, a medium-sized lunch and a small dinner.
You do not need to skip meals if you want to save on calories. If you are going through a long time without food, your metabolism may actually slow down, and you will get the opposite of what you need. Therefore, in order to boost the metabolism and stimulate it to work throughout the whole day, you will need to increase how much you eat.
The best part of your diet should consist of fruits, vegetables, protein, and whole grains. Processed foods are extremely harmful for your body and health, as they may make your metabolism sluggish and they are difficult to digest.
Your metabolism will benefit a lot from the consumption of proteins every day. Protein- based snacks on a regular basis will significantly boost your metabolism, as opposed to carb-heavy snacks, which may digest quickly and leave you hungry.
Short But Frequent Workouts
Try to get a workout first thing in the morning to pace up your metabolism into high gear. Moreover, the effects of workout are not only obtained by an hour- or two- exercise in the gym. Short HIT workouts are good enough for your metabolism and your fat-burning ability.
Sunlight is excellent for our health, and it can also help our metabolism stay speedy. Namely, the best way to get vitamin D is by getting a good sun bath, and it has been found that there is a link between high vitamin D levels and healthy metabolism levels.
Calcium is essential
Research has shown that the everyday intake of calcium can support the metabolism. Our bodies need calcium to process the vitamin D we are getting from the sun.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Few nights are as shiny and glamorous as the Miss USA Pageant. It's like its very own category of dazzling, so radically different from usual red carpet looks, which is why all the 2016 Miss USA Gowns all managed to make my jaw drop — I've never seen so many gorgeous, flattering, shiny dresses in my life.
This year's batch certainly didn't disappoint. Find all the looks, below: