Category: Family & Home

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Pants by I think The Beast is getting bored. Chasing the cats around the house naked is fun, playing at the park is cool, and...

Epic Date Day | DateNight

I planned an epic date day filled with things he has wanted to do for, forever, but would never do for himself and this is...

Gearing Up | Camping With AToddler

Hey there!The Beasts battery died in his camera, and we have yet to buy new ones, so I figured that I would write a little...

Dear Date Night | Date NightIdeas

Do you ever stop sometimes and look at your husband and feel like you miss him? I have had this feeling numerous times since the...

How to Count Calories | GettingFit

Can eating Twinkies help you look more like that model? Maybe. On a very basic level, losing weight is a matter of math. It is...

From Me To Baggu | Baggu BagReview

Remember when I was like, “Oh, you guys know what you need? You need an awesome, for summer!” And then I showed you a ton...

Do you Sophie? | Sophie laGirafe

Before Cora was born I saw this little Giraffe teether on a post on Two Week Wait and I fell in love. Though she now...

Rabbit Care in the Winter

Rabbit Care in the Winter Rabbit Care in the Winter Seven Important Tips for Caring for Rabbits in the Winter. Rabbits are amazingly hardy. Different...

Raising Rabbits for Profit

Raising Rabbits for Profit Raising Rabbits for Profit A comprehensive guide filled with raising rabbits tips, tricks and advice to help you get started raising...

My Top 10 Favorite Rabbit Supplies

My Top 10 Favorite Rabbit Supplies Part One There are a lot of rabbit supplies that I like. There are a lot of equipment items...

Raising Rabbits for Meat

Raising Rabbits for Meat Raising Rabbits for Meat A comprehensive guide filled with tips and advice to help you get started raising meat rabbits for...

Raising Rabbits for FFA

Raising Rabbits for FFA – A comprehensive guide to raising rabbits for FFA and show. Filled with FFA Rabbit Project information and resources. The National...

Owning a Pet Rabbit

Owning a Pet Rabbit Owning a Pet Rabbit A comprehensive guide on the topic of Owning your First Pet Rabbit written by Ellyn from PremiumRabbits....

Quick Rabbit Equipment Shopping Guide

Quick Rabbit Equipment Shopping Guide It’s hard to do anything the first time even to buy rabbit equipment. What sounded like a simple shopping trip...

Caring for Pet Rabbits

Caring for Pet Rabbits Caring for Pet Rabbits A comprehensive guide to caring for and owning a pet rabbit written by Ellyn from PremiumRabbits.com ....

Raising Rabbits for 4-H

Raising Rabbits for 4-H Raising Rabbits for 4-H A comprehensive guide to raising rabbits for 4-H and show. Filled with 4-H Rabbit Project information and...

How to Tattoo a Rabbit

How to Tattoo a Rabbit How to Tattoo a Rabbit A Step by Step Tutorial to walk you through the Rabbit Tattooing Process. 10 Steps...

Important Supplies for Rabbit Owners

Important Supplies for Rabbit Owners Every rabbit, regardless of breed, will require a cage. A new breeder may be overwhelmed with how big, and what...

Interesting Facts about Rabbits

Interesting Facts about Rabbits Interesting Facts about Rabbits Discover some of the most interesting facts about the rabbit species in this article. Article by Gabriel...

Different Types of Rabbits

Different Types of Rabbits Types of Rabbits Discover information about the different types of rabbits and their classifications. Article by Gabriel Billones Overall, there are...

How to Raise Rabbits

If it’s your first time shopping for rabbit equipment, you might be surprised and how many decisions there are to make. It’s not as simple...

Mini Rex Rabbit Breed Supplies

Mini Rex Rabbit Breed Supplies What supplies do you need for a Mini Rex rabbit? The is a with compact body type and dense, short,...

How to Build a Rabbit Cage

How to Build a Rabbit Cage How to Build a Rabbit Cage A Step by Step Tutorial to walk you through the Rabbit Cage Building...

Raising Pet Rabbits

Raising Pet Rabbits Raising Pet Rabbits A comprehensive article on the subject of raising and caring for pet rabbits. Pet rabbit tips, tricks, techniques and...

Raising Rabbits for Show

Raising Rabbits for Show Raising Rabbits for Show A comprehensive guide to raising show rabbits. Learn how to start successfully raising rabbits for show in...

Preventing Sore Rabbit Hocks

Preventing Sore Rabbit Hocks Preventing Sore Rabbit Hocks  Learn how to prevent sore hocks in rabbits and how to treat rabbits with the condition....

Rabbit Nest Box Basics

Rabbit Nest Box Basics Written By: Laurie Stroupe Rabbit breeders can be very particular about the type of rabbit nest boxes they like. What works...

I have been living under a rock! | |

December 10, 2015 I’m sure you have heard of essential oils. These little bottles are amazing! Here is how I have learned to use them...

Magical Kerala –

Are you looking for romance? Imagine watching the sunset over the Arabian Sea on a shoreline of a serene beach, moving through tranquil stretches of...

What the Heck Were We Thinking! | |

November 24, 2015 Late post! Sorry for the hiatus I have been on. Things have been a bit crazy! Recently, my husband’s closest uncle died....

Restaurant Review: China Gate –

Regardlessofwhetheryou’reafoodieornot,there’salwaysthisonerestaurantwhichisclosetoyourheart.Youmayhavehadyourbestmealthere,adishwhichtheymakeisyourfavourite,youlovethevibesofthatplace,orbecauseyouhavesomereallyfondmemoriesattachedwithit.Forme,ChinaGateinBandra,orCGasIfondlycallit,isoneofthetwoplacesreallydeartome. I’vebeengoingtheresincealittlekidandmyparentseversinceitstartedin’93.Thefoodhereprobablyisn’tasspectacularastheotherChinesefinediningrestaurantsinBandra,butthosewholoveIndianChinese,areinforaguaranteedpleasantexperience. Overtheyears,thesoupsI’vehadhereareSweetcornandManchow.OnlyrecentlyhaveItriedCG’sothervarietieslikechickenAsparagussoup,wontonchickensoupandtheirTomyum.Theirwantonsoupisasimpleyetdeliciousclearsoupwithpakchoy,andsteamedwantons.EventhoughIlovethesoup,thewantonsareavoidableandthesouptastesbetterwithoutthem.Thetomyumhowever,isapleasantsurprisetobeonthemenuofaChineserestaurant.Ithasgreatflavoursofspices,coconutmilkandlemongrassbutCG’sversionisnotspicyatallconsideringtheauthenticsweatinducingThaisoup. YoudogetalotofstarterswhicharequitecommonamongChinesejointsinMumbailikesteamedorfriedwantons,springrolls,grilledchickenblackbean,cornontoast,corncream,andcrispypotatoes.Theyallareprettydelicious,butifyoudocometochinagate,gofortheirCrispyCornWaterChestnut!Allthosewhohatewaterchestnut,thisdishwillsurelychangeyourmindaboutthismysteriousingredient.Thecorninitispansautedinaspicymixture,whichlendsenoughspicetothedishwithoutdiminishingthesweetnessofthecornanditsgloriousgoldencolour! Whilehavingthecrispythreadprawns,don’tworrytoomuchaboutthembeingdeepfriedinholysesameoil,justenjoythecrispyjuicyprawns.ThecrispyspinachisprobablytheonlyformofpalakIwilleverenjoy.Itisdeepfriedinabitofchilliandcaramelisedwithsugar.Itcomesalongwithaspicydrychickenandthisdishhasanamazingsweetandspicycontrast.ThePrawnSatayandPaneerKungpaoareawesomestartersbut,forme,there’snothinglikeaperfectSeafooddish.I’vehadthefishinchilligarlicsauce(bothdryandgravy)amilliontimes!AndInevergettiredofit! Themainentreeformeisnotasmindbogglingastheothercoursesbarringafewexceptions.Iremember,asakid,IwouldlovetoeattheMushroompotriceandthattoowithoutanygravy!Cookedandservedinaclaypot,thisdishhasahostofmushroomsinitfromButtonstoShitakeandtheirjuicesflowintothericemakingitmoistandclayey.I’mnottoofondofChoupsey’s(ChineseorAmerican)andCG’sversionsdon’tdomuchtochangemymind.IlovetheirCorianderflavourednoodles!Eventhoughtheyaregreenincolourandabitclayeytotasteatfirst,thisisonedishinwhichIendupfinishingoffballtheveggies.WhiletheirCoriandernoodlesareinnovative,theMalaysiannoodlesareordinary,dry,flatandhaveanoverloadofpeanutextractinthem. Theonethinggreataboutthemisthattheyalwayscooktheirfishormeattoperfection.CGoffersawiderangeofsaucesfortheirgravieslikeyellowbeanandTshinghai,butmyfavouritesareblackpepper,chilligarlicandHunan. Theirdessertsarequiteordinaryandsafe(noinnovationshere).They’vestartedservingavarietyofmousses,cakesandpastrieswhichonecangetanywhereandneedn’tcomeespeciallytotheirrestauranttohave.Butifyouhaveanaggressivesweettoothlikeme,thendotrytheirhoneynoodlesordatepancakes!Bothareservedwithicecream,butsomehowtheicecreamhastruemeaningonlywiththehoneynoodles.Thepancakeshavealovelyflavour,butlackintextureandpresentation.Ontheotherhand,thehoneynoodlesaredeepfried,drizzledwithhoneyandcoatedlightlywithsesame.Ithastheperfectsweet-saltytasteandgreatcrunch,whichthenfuseswiththemilkinessofthatvanillaicecream. ThesignaturedishesofChinaGateformearethelotuspotriceandthefishinwhitewinesauce.I’mnotsureiftheyhavethemontheirmenu.Butifyouaskthewaiter,he’lldefinitelyknowwhatyou’retalkingabout.Thelotuspotriceisadishinwhichriceiscookedwithveryfewspicesandvegetablesinaclaypot.Andwhere,youaskdoesthelotuscomeintothepicture?Thelotusinthisdishisnotsomethingyoueat,butit’stheleafwhichisusedtocontainthericeinthepot.Itimpartsagreataromaticandleavesyoursensesmesmerised.Ifyoufeeldrunkafterhavingthefishinwhitewinesauceit’sdefinitelybecauseofhowawesomeitis,andnotduetothealcohol.Thealcoholcontentofthewineisburnedoutcompletelywhilecookingandonlytheflavoursareimpartedtothedish. ChinagateisprobablynotthebestChineseyou’lleverhave,butyouknowthatyou’llhavegreatfoodhere.Ilovethefactthatevenafteralltheseyears,theykeeppushingthemselvesandre-invent.Eventhougholdisgold,innovationisanecessityinthisindustry,andthat’swhat’skeepingCGliveandkickingevenafter20years. Welcome...

Nuts about Coconut!

Coconut Oil Myths And Truths A lot of people do not eat coconut oil because they think it’s bad for your heart. Years ago coconut...

How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock

When I tried to cut gluten and sugar out of my diet, I had to get more serious about reading nutrition labels. I’ve been a...

The Local and Me –

Mumbai local train! Phew! Earlier, it was a dreadful moment for me getting into trains. But now, it occupies a significant position in my daily...

Repurposing Old Blinds

When it’s time to upgrade your window treatments, you may be wondering what to do with your old blinds. Depending on the material they’re made...

Chocolate Peanut & Fudge Cookies

Bonjour! I have returned from a wonderful four days in Paris which consisted of a lot of rain, crepes, plenty of tennis watching and finally...

An Ode to the Underdogs of Fall

The leaves are changing, Boston residents are sporting their Bean Boots and Hunters, and Trader Joe’s is selling an obnoxious amount of pumpkin-flavored items(64 and...

You Had me at “Chef”

When I tell people that I bake and decorate cakes for a living, they generally get really excited. Most of them make me promise to...

Find Your Simplicity

I mean, we’ve all been there. Staring at the Facebook invite for that impromptu BBQ, party, or celebration that you completely forgot about… oh, and...

How to Choose Truly Pure Sheets

Hello All and Good Afternoon on this beautiful November Day!I have been inspired to teach you all about that wondrous thing we make every morning...

Big Girl Pants

This has certainly been quite the year of firsts for me:This is my first time living in a major city, my first apartment, and the...

Seasonal Satisfaction

It’s a beautiful summer day. The humidity has decided to take a rest, and you and your friend are enjoying a nice long stroll outside...

Bye Bye, Betty!

Well folks, the moment has arrived….(As I’m typing this, I’m imagining little streamers going off behind me and one of those automated crowd cheers playing…...

Tidings of Comfort the Holiday

You know guys, I’m pretty sure this is the first time that I’m really actually sitting down for more than a 5 minute breather in...

Parfum is Everywhere

We are all familiar with it, it is everywhere; that slightly addicting scent which masks itself in almost every non-natural scented product, with maybe a...

Hydrogen Peroxide to Whiten Fabrics

There a quite a few ways to whiten a fabric, and I would like to discuss a couple of them; specifically chlorine bleach and hydrogen...

Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs

This is my go-to one-and-only rib recipe. I found the original recipe on Pinterest last year, tweaked it a bit and haven’t used another rib...

Coconut Cake for Dad

The other day, my husband requested that I make a coconut cake for him. Now, I’m not a huge fan of coconut, because the smell...

Potato Soup

It’s fall, y’all! I woke up this week and it was 58 degrees outside. Yessssss. Fall delivered right on time. And yes, there may or...

Week at a Glance {FREE} Printable

I’ve taken a short break from blogging over the past month as we took a couple of quick end-of-summer trips, celebrated peanut’s 6 birthday and...

Double Chocolate Ice Cream

It’s June. And it’s hoooooooot outside. Which means it’s the perfect time to make homemade ice cream! My parents had a Cuisinart ice cream maker...

How to Make Paying Bills Easier

One of these days I hope to be well-off enough not to stress over money. Until then I will have to continue making do with...

Last Minute Gift Idea: Mystery Tackle Box

Disclosure: Reviewer received product and/or services for a reduced price and/or free in exchange for an honest review. A Mystery Tackle Box subscription is a great way...

Live Outside the Box

Learning how to live outside the box can be difficult. It’s easy to lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget...

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

My son and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center. For a small fee we enjoyed a...

Living Less Large in 2017

Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig!Jenny Craig makes eating healthy, losing weight, and living a healthy lifestyle is much easier. The food tastes...

Keeping Your Teenager Safe

Keeping my son safe seemed so much easier when he was younger. Pad corners, plug outlets, lock cabinets, put up baby gates, and keep loose...

Busy B’s Top 10 of 2014

Wow! What a year it has been! The Busy B Homemaker was established in January of 2014, and we’ve made it through a very exciting,...

Liebster Award

Hello Lovelies! I found out today that I was nominated for a Liebster Award by a sweet fellow blogger over at Country Road Abode! What...

30 Minute Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

I love me some good, yeasty dinner rolls hot from the oven! I can smell them now…. Mmmmm so fresh and slightly sweet! Of course,...

How-to Compose a Research Paper Introduction

Each vital school differs and it’s essential to comprehend the coverage for requesting suggestions and what those creating recommendations pick to get. These authors should...

Monogrammed 30oz RTIC Tumbler

30oz. RTIC Tumblers are stainless steel, double wall vacuum insulated. Keeps your drinks ice cold, and works great for hot beverages as well. Comparable to...

Lemon Meringue Pie –

$20.00 A delicious, fresh, homemade lemon meringue pie! This recipe has been passed down through the generations to me from my grandmother. The filling is...

Why Choose Home Birth

I’m due with my second baby this June, and this time around my husband and I have chosen to have a Home Birth with a...

Main Characteristics of Literature

Any of these factors is that you’re writing an academic article, and hence, should utilize a reasonably proper manner of writing. Appealing to your own...

IASIL Bibliography Message for 2011.

Essay writing doesn’t really have http://www.fastessayhelp.net to be tough. The documents will cover every potential matter below the sun. The advent of an article gives...

Get Ready for Gardening Giveaway!

The Prepared Bloggers are at it again, bringing you a fantastic chance to win a fabulous prize! **Said in my best Bob Barker voice**  ,...

DIY Homemade Cloth Baby Wipes

It only took me a year, but I FINALLY got around to making some reusable cloth baby wipes for Little Man. We’ve been using cloth...

How to Write a Book

As mentioned previously, there are poor women and men in every occupation. Our media may help bring awareness of these sorts of projects, in order...

How-to Publish an Expository Essay

The investigation of science and engineering capabilities as a perpetual want to obtain knowledge. Technology and technology might be nurtured through a lifestyle that’s encouraging....

DIY All Purpose Cleaner –

One of my absolute favorite Preparedness Sites is Home Ready Home written by one of my new friends, Julie! I’ve recently had opportunities to write guest posts...

How are you Preparing for Loss?

Today one of my good friends had to say goodbye to her almost 3 year old little boy as he passed away after a drowning...

Making a Bug Out Plan

My good friend Chris from The Bug Out Bag Guide has graciously written a fantastic guide on how to create your very own Bug Out...

The B Family Weekly Menu

When it comes to meal planning, I know a lot of people like to wing it each night, but I’m not the type of person...

Raspberry Jam Muffins

This year I went a little bit overboard with the berry picking! It was awesome fun though to get out in the sun and pick...

Spring into Canning Giveaway!

Welcome to our Huge Canning Supply Giveaway! 14 bloggers, 2 sponsors, and a complete canning set-up! Woohoo! First, let me introduce our sponsors: Pantry Paratus is a...

Preparing for Home Birth

Since my husband and I decided that we were going to have a home birth, I have been scouring the internet and fancy Pinterest articles...

One Dozen Fresh Organic Farm Eggs

$4.00The happy hens laying your fresh farm eggs at are all free-range and fed with 100% organic laying pellets. They also forage around the house,...
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