Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water- 0 calories « Lose Weight by Eating! Did you know both apples and cinnamon raise your metabolism? This is the ORIGINAL Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water Recipe which I first published in April of 2012! It has now become an internet sensation and millions of people have tried and loved it. Try this now famous drink and any day can feel like fall. Fuji and Honey Crisp apples work best as they are the sweetest. Foodbuzz 24X24: Red Egg and Ginger Party My husband, mother-in-law, and I threw our firstborn a traditional Chinese red egg and ginger birthday party when he turned one this past week. I am sure you are wondering, "What is a red egg and ginger party?" Red egg and ginger parties are typically celebrated at the one month mark of a young child's life. During the ancient times, when infant mortality rates were high, if a child survived to the one month mark, it was a sign of great fortune and an event worthy of a big family get-together. The one month milestone in a child's life is a significant occasion for all families, and this milestone is marked by a huge celebration in Chinese culture, where family and friends plan a banquet and meet the new baby. Also, a mother was expected to rest for one month so that she could recover from the physical stress of labor.
5 Ways to Eat More and Weigh Less Is it really possible to Eat More and Weigh Less? Yes! It just depends on how you do it! Eating whatever you want and still losing weight isn’t quite that simple. But if you just make a few tweaks here and there, you can start eating more food and weighing less than you ever thought possible! NAILED IT! photos by post designed by kristin ess There’s something really nice about taking a break from nail polish for a second, right? There are so many fun nail trends today that it makes you want to change things up… a lot! In this tutorial, we show you how to give yourself a perfectly polished, natural manicure that looks lovely and allows your nails to breathe. Always clean your tools properly before you begin.
Make-Ahead Oatmeal Smoothies Awhile back, I wrote a post about Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal that has been very popular with Yummy readers. (Thanks for all of the enthusiastic feedback!) Since then I've been experimenting with a smoothie version of that recipe. In today's post, I'm sharing my 6 favorite flavor varieties along with a formula you can follow for inventing your own smoothie flavor combos. Satin Flower Headbands Satin Flower Headbands Remember this post about the pettiskirt? Well, many of you asked about the headband……. I have posted about the satin flowers before…….hmmmm, maybe a year or so ago, but didn’t give a step-by-step and didn’t show it on a headband.
Chinese New Year Cookies: Green Pea Cookies Green Pea cookies was a big hit few years back during Chinese New Year but I was never at the right place to taste it. I never caught on the green pea fever (if you know what I mean). Ahh but never fear, there’s always first time for everything. :) 8 Delicious Drinks That Aid in Weight Loss … Drinks for weight loss don’t have to come prepackaged or full of preservatives. In fact, they shouldn’t come that way! When you’re looking for a weight loss drink, you have to make sure that it’s entirely healthy, it doesn’t have a lot of calories, and it’s somehow nutritious or good for you in some way. You’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to buy a lot of extra drinks either. A Beautiful Mess I love using cloth napkins to dress up our dinner table, and through the years I've grown even more fond of their sustainability and cost effectiveness. Though, I'm not sure how cost effective it is if you keep buying more and more cloth napkins each year! This holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at how I could dress up the napkins I already own to give them an extra festive vibe. Check out three simple ways you can give new life to your table linens.
Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks" Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies? You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers. I'm the only one? Yes? Ok, moving along then... Simply Vintagegirl Blog & Blog Archive & Tutorial: How to Make... 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do . . . below are instructions with pictures on how to make your own.
Asian Americans in the Media : The Model Minority Asian Americans and the Media: Perpetuating the Model Minority While the under representation of Asian Americans in the media remains a considerable issue, it is the misrepresentation of Asian Americans that perpetuates the more disturbing trend of minority stereotypes and typecasting. As influential as the media is today, the fact that few Asian Americans are represented and subsequently portrayed in stereotypical roles makes the community an easier target to be exploited by these representations. Specifically, studies have suggested that of these representations, the “Model Minority” stereotype is consistently demonstrated in advertising and primetime television; being associated with high status professionals may seem like a positive attribute, but by ignoring other aspects of the Asian American Community, the “Model Minority” label promotes consistent misperceptions of values and culture. The “Model Minority” on Prime Time Sandra Oh plays the character of Dr.