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Bakery and Confectionery Items That Form the Basis of Our Daily Lives

Bakery and Confectionery Items That Form the Basis of Our Daily Lives

The growth and development of bakery items in today's world are at its peak. Starting from small artisan businesses, specializing in one or two bakery items, to large industrial bakeries that supply food retailers in packaged baked goods with access to its brand recognition, all are becoming popular day by day due to its rich taste. Bakery items are generally preferred by people of all age groups. For nowdays people with hectic lifestyles, spend little or no time on preparing breakfast, therefore it is the bread, buns, cakes, cookies and biscuits that had taken the place rather than other kinds of foodstuff. They are a good source of snacks items that are easily available in the market. Beside, they are a source of celebrations for the various occasions. Bakery items may also vent into catering opportunities, for example, delivering hot muffin cakes and fresh orange juice to the small and big business offices before important meetings and seminars.

Among the 84 percent of the bakery items consumed, bread is the staple diet of all. Without the bread, no bakery products are complete. It is the oldest form of bakery items that have been of utmost importance since the dawn of agriculture. It is prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. Bread combined with vegetables, butter, fruits and spices together makes the perfect sandwiches. Similarly, cheese, eggs, fresh cream and other products can be used together with bread sandwiches to add to its taste and flavor. Bread includes white and brown bread. Good qualities of whole grain and preservative free bread are a source of carbohydrates and fiber, which provides the body with its preferred type of energy and helps to protect against diseases like cancers and diabetes. Some slices of whole grain breads, also include, vitamin C and D which helps in growth of human cells and develop a resistance against toxic substances like smoke pollution.

Then there are the cakes which are the most famous bakery items. They are among the mouth watering baked items that serve the purpose of celebrating joy and happiness. Cakes refer to round, flat and unleavened bread that was cooked on a hot stone. They have a wide range which includes Blackberry cream and cheese coffee cake, chocolate and fruit cake, carrot cake, Battenberg cake, black forest cake, Cassata, cheese and coffee cake, birthday cake, Christmas cake. It is basically a sweet desert which is made of flour, sugar, milk, eggs, butter or oil primarily and with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry added to the flavor. It is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions like birthday parties and wedding anniversaries with so much simplification of baking equipments and directions that even the most amateur cook can bake a cake and serve it. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves or desert dishes iced with butter cream and decorated with piped borders or some fresh fruits. If a birthday is incomplete without the cakes, then snacks without cookies …

The Elegance of New Anarkali Suits

The Elegance of New Anarkali Suits

Nowadays Anarkali Suits have become very popular all over India and other parts of the world. Fashion trends have given a special place for traditional attires donned by women. Revisiting the golden era with the traditional Salwar Kameez fashion brings out the elegance and charm. It is a well-known fact that the best Salwar collections express grace and elegance that were quite prevalent during the Mughal era. A famous Mughal courtesan by the name of Anarkali enhanced the grand enigma and appeal of the apparel. Beginning from the past historical times to the present generation, this dress form has undergone various changes in requisite of designs, patterns, colors and creative ideologies. Undoubtedly, within last couple of years, the stylish new dresses have become a fashion trend for women and teenage girls. The stylish Anarkali suit is also referred to as the “empire waist” due to its appearance.

The Anarkali suit is designed with a long length, frock-style top and features a stylish slim fitted bottom, which has recently made its way back to the Indian fashion scene for women. These designer dresses are an extraordinarily desirable style that is being adorned by women located in all corners of India. This type of dress varies in its length and embroidery work including floor length Anarkali dresses. Most of the women are fascinated with the heavily embroidered Salwar Kameez suits and like to adorn them on various occasions or events like wedding functions. Indian women prefer these new outfit designs as traditional makeover to showcase their style and fashion on various festive occasions, anniversary celebrations, and casual lunch parties. Salwar Kameez can also be donned as party wear even in dance events.

The colors of this traditional attire play an important role in representing its popularity on various occasional trends. The expert designers utilize varied, multiple conventional color hues such as red, green, yellow, orange, etc., to design impressive motifs and create an enormous range of designer suit collections. Today, modern women are enthusiastic to wear unconventional colors like beige, blue, coffee and white. So, the designers are offering fabulous designer Anarkalis. Apart from the color blends, the designers are also using innovative cut designs along the neckline to create perfect Salwar Kameez suit collections with styles, designs and motifs that are worn by popular film actresses both on screen and off screen.

The latest Indian dress designs in full sleeve with chic women suit style neck pattern are designed beautifully with resham patch, thread and exclusive designer patterned embroidery works to make them look elegant and gorgeous. Moreover, this style of dress looks incomplete without the stylish Churidar pajama, which is available in matching or contrast cool colors. Anarkalis with long sleeves and beautiful tareez style neck design make your looks really eye-catching and attractive. A few designer anarkalis have a beautiful design of lace and gotta patterns on its waist belt, neck and even on the attire’s border.

You are bound to look very charismatic when you wear this traditional …

Review on the First Episode of Gene Simmon's Family Jewels

Review on the First Episode of Gene Simmon's Family Jewels

A & E is the place to watch the latest version of the family reality show genre started by the Osbournes on MTV. However, there are a few major differences between Gene Simmon's Family Jewels, and the Osbournes, the zany British family led by rocker Ozzy Osbourne and boisterous wife Sharon. The Osbournes enjoyed such a huge audience mainly because the viewers really felt like they were getting a true, fly-on-the-wall view of one of rock's first families. Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly really never came across as actors; They did not need to. Their own reality was so completely odd and unpredictable that watching paint dry in the Osbourne household was a privilege. However, Kiss frontman Gene "The Tongue" Simmons comes across as the lead actor in a show where his family looks to him to identify their individual roles, especially Simmons' common-law wife, Shannon Tweed, who was once Playboy Playmate of the year . In the premiere episode we see Shannon trying to one up Gene, who announces (to the cameras) that he is planning a surprise party for her birthday. The kids respond to his announcement in a predictable fashion – with disbelief. How on Earth would daddy Gene, which clueless approach to the real world (we see him bathing the family dog ​​by throwing the dog into the pool and struggling to run a dishwasher), know the very basics of party planning? Also, given the theme of the first episode – that Gene is truly the King of his manse, to what all must defer – would Gene be unselfish enough to give his time and energy to his common-law wife?

Gene and Shannon have been together for 23 years, and remain (in Gene's view) "happily unmarried." We learn quickly that Gene's reluctance to commit to the woman who has borne both of the couple's children is a source of amusement to the two teenagers, Nick and Sophie, and a source of distress to Shannon. But, does Gene care? Not if you believe what you see at the outside of the episode. Gene says to the camera "Marriage is an institution. You also have to be committed to it. Shannon's answer to Gene's unique attitude is "If someone does not marry you after 23 years, it means you're a loser." Could you imagine Sharon Osbourne being so self-effacing? Are you kidding – Sharon was the ultimate matriarch! Shannon's own teenage son even chimes in to support his wayward father. "It's good being a bachelor," he says laughing. Sad. Another future divorcee or serial monogamist in the making, compliments of Gene Simmons.

Gene then takes the cameras along for an all out bachelor night in Vegas. Just for the heck of it, he leaves his family and goes to Hooters. The girls are draped all over Gene, seeing a human cash register because there is not much else to look at. We see the Alpha male at his coolest – driving the bubbleheads around in a limousine …

Simple Tips to Start a Stationery Store

Simple Tips to Start a Stationery Store

Stationery is very needed by most of the people. Starting a stationery store will be a good business idea for you. Most of them sell decorative pencils and pens. Some other items which are commonly sold in this store are cards, specialty envelopes, invitations, guest books, journals, and some other supplies for business or school. It will be a promising business with good profit.

Before starting your business, there are some factors you should consider. It will help you make a proper plan so that you can start your business properly.

The first thing you have to do is to decide whether you want to start a general store or to target a niche. Commonly, stationery retail niches sell eco-friendly products, wedding stationery, humorous stationery, stationery for children, or stationery with regional or ethnic products.

After deciding, you have to get the permits from your state. You need it to start your retail business. What you may need include sales tax and use permit, resale permit, fictitious name certificate (DBA), and employer identification number (EIN).

Secure a venue which you will use for your stationery store. You may open an e-commerce shop, a traditional brick and mortar store, a mall kiosk or booth, e-commerce shop, flea market, or rent a space in bazaar. As another alternative, you can start it by opening online stationery store. Once it grows, you can open physical store.

The next thing you have to do is to purchase wholesale stationery from larger distributors or artisan companies. It will help you save your budget. You can also purchase it from an online store which offers you wholesale product.

If you want to open a physical store, you can buy retail supplies such as baskets, shelving, shopping bags, and cash registers. Consider all the things which you will need for your store. On the other hand, if you decide start online store, you will need labels and shipping boxes.

The last thing you have to do s to promote your business. You can do it by printing directories, handing out fliers and coupons, or renting ads. You can do all the things which will complement your business.…

Lingerie

Lingerie

Sexy lingerie. Erotic lingerie. Naughty lingerie. Hot lingerie. Fantasy lingerie.

Black lingerie. Holiday lingerie. The ins and outs to gift wrap your lover.

“Lingerie” comes from the Old French word “lingere” meaning linen, and is defined as

women’s underwear and night clothes. In France “lingerie” applies to all undergarments for both genders. In the U.S. and England “lingerie” applies to women’s undergarments, solely created to be erotic or visually pleasing, using the like of silk and lace, and does not apply to sensible cotton underclothes.

The history of lingerie.

The concept of lingerie being visually pleasing is a relatively recent one. The glamorization of lingerie really only started in the 1960’s. The concept of sexy lingerie began to develop and by the sexual revolution of the 1970’s really took off. Interestingly, the 1960’s also saw feminists burning their bras. The feminists were convinced that women’s undergarments were created “to impose control and order of the fairer sex”.

In the first half of the 20th Century women’s undergarments had 3 purposes: modesty, hygiene, and to alter the female form through the use of corsets, girdles and bras. They were often large, bulky, extremely uncomfortable and often very physically restraining. By the 1950’s undergarments were becoming smaller and more form fitting.

The Corset. From the 16th to 19th Century various devices were used to squeeze women’ waists to astonishing measurements of 16-17 inches. Note that Kate Moss, Jennifer Anniston and Heather Locklear all list their waist measurements as 23 inches. The envied hourglass shape was achieved by compressing the body at the middle and literally transferring the flesh from the waist to the breasts and hips.

The Girdle. During the 1920’s the corset was slowly replaced by the girdle. These were more comfortable and less extreme. The girdle was considered an essential item, both for respectability and modesty. The girdle was designed to give a smoother more appealing line to the woman’s shape. The bottom of the girdle had fasteners on it to clip onto stockings to keep them up. By the 1960’s the girdle was replaced by the panty girdle and then again by control top pantyhose.

The Brassiere. There is some disagreement as to when and who invented the bra. Mary Phelps Jacob held the first patent, Feb 12, 1914, which contained the French word “brassiere”. Her invention was backless and held in place with straps that wrapped around the body and tied in the front. It was designed to be worn with backless evening gowns, hiding the top of the corset in front. However, earlier, in Jan 10,1876, a patent was lodged by Olivia P.Flynt, claiming to be “specially designed as a bust support and improver”.

Underpants. Aka undies, smalls, panties (U.S.), knickers (U.K.), bloomers, briefs, gorgeous gussies, and scanties. Until the 1940’s the only purpose of the “bloomers” was to protect and keep the outer garments clean. They were not sexy or attractive and were designed only to be functional. Until the 1950’s underpants covered parts of …

Dresses for Plus Size Women

Dresses for Plus Size Women

Most plus size women believe that magazines and dresses are modeled after only petite sized women. The truth is that many present day dress designers are catering for larger women and making plus size dresses. Whether it is a wedding dress to a cocktail dress for a cocktail party, a plus size woman can definitely find a dress for her needs.

The main consideration for a plus size woman to take is that the dress needs to flatter her positive features and hide the negative. A good tip is that dresses for larger women should be solid and made of dark hues. This is very fitting and flattering to the body. A nice solid dark black dress will make the body appear much slimmer and overall be much more flattering. As far as patterns are concerned, thin vertical stripes are good because they elongate the look of the body which makes the body appear much more slim. Besides that type of pattern, most should be avoided.

Cocktail dresses for plus size women should also be worn on their won, without large accessories. The accessories should be very minimal and subtle, if any at all. Big pieces will add bulk to the look and give an image of a larger body.

As far as wedding dresses are concerned, the dress should be very flattering and comfortable. A wedding is a once in a lifetime moment when a women gets to look her best in front of all her loved ones and family. It is a day that all eyes will be on her, especially when wearing the correct type of dress. A good wedding dress is one that will accentuate the positive points in the body and minimize the negative. For example, a woman with nice, toned legs, but not so great arms will want to wear a long sleeve wedding dress that is shorter in length. This way the arms are hidden and the legs can be shown off.

No matter what the occasion is, one can find a dress for a plus size woman. Whether it is a wedding dress or a dress to wear for a brunch, there is a style and fit for every type of body. The most important thing to remember for plus size women is to wear a dress to show off the good parts of the body and to wear toilet accessories that can add bulk or even take away from the entire look. …

50 Cheap Valentine's Day Gifts to Romance Your Sweetheart (without Looking Cheap)

50 Cheap Valentine's Day Gifts to Romance Your Sweetheart (without Looking Cheap)

  1. Create an indoor picnic with available props, ie, picnic tablecloth, paper goods. Share finger foods and favorite trees along with a glass of wine. Spice up "dessert." Enjoy your picnic on the living room floor or in bed. Play card games, board games, or make up your own.
  2. Decorate a unique-looking jar or box with craft items. Write numerous love notes on small pieces of paper and fill the jar with them. Present the jar to your sweetheart.
  3. There are many local and national Valentine's Day giveaway contests with great prizes. Enter as many as you can and maybe you'll get lucky.
  4. For young couples with kids, get them involved in an all-family fun Valentine's Day dinner at home. Mom can prepare a dessert for two and light the candles while dad puts the kids to bed.
  5. Since Valentine's Day is on a Saturday, celebrate with a day full of low-cost activities you both enjoy doing (depending upon your location and weather). Do something with your significant other that he / she rarely has time to do, but loves.
  6. Take a 2-hour, one-time salsa or tango dancing lesson together. Or, identify some other interest you share and find a place to give you one-time extended lesson on Valentine's Day.
  7. Gals … Make the entire day full of his favorites: the breakfast of his dreams, the dinner of his dreams, TV that is his favorite, his music, etc. Do not say anything about it, surprise him all day long.
  8. Take the person you love to experience something spectacular in nature: a sunset, a sunrise, the calm of the beach, share an evening walk gazing at the moon.
  9. Create a framed group of photos that put your relationship in chronological order of events, by months or years (depending on how long you've been together).
  10. Create a CD with songs that make you think of your sweetheart, and give it to him / her.
  11. Choose specialty foods, such as wine, cheese, fresh bread / dessert from a favorite bakery. Enjoy in front of your warm, toasty fireplace.
  12. Create an at-home spa day for your mate. Deliver the gift in a basket filled with inexpensive candles, bubble bath, rose petals, facial mask and scrub. Then give your mate time to enjoy it. When he / she is done, heat up towels in the dryer for drying off.
  13. Give each other long-lingering back rubs or head-to-toe body massages. Invest in luxurious lotion or oils.
  14. Create a favorite drink together. Try all kinds of ingredients. Enjoy taste-testing. Be sure to record the ingredients, so you can make the "your" drink again on Valentine's Day year after year.
  15. Watch an old movie at home together, with popcorn and soft drinks and candy – movie-theater style.
  16. Share a scrumptious dessert and latté at a local patisserie or bakery.
  17. Pick a few household chores your Valentine usually does and surprise them by doing it before they get a chance, ie, making the bed. It does not sound romantic, but
The Significance of Pearls and Brides

The Significance of Pearls and Brides

Congratulations!! If you are reading this then you must be planning one of the biggest days of your life. One you have been dreaming about since you were a little girl. So this article is intended to give you some insight to the significance of pearls and brides.

Pearls have been the most popular accessories with bridal wear historically and still continue to be a strong favorite today. The innocence and beauty symbolized by the pearl is also symbolized by the bride, so the match is perfect. From the traditional princess length pearl necklace to a stunning pendent, earrings, or bracelet mixing pearls with other precious gemstones, pearls are a fast favorite for weddings. Even many bridal gowns, veils, and headpieces are adorned with pearls to create a stunningly elegant effect.

Eastern cultures believe that pearls symbolize purity and spiritual transformation. Simply wearing a pearl reminds the wearer to be honest, pure, wise, and to walk with the utmost dignity. Different colors of pearls bear different meanings. As expected, white pearls symbolize purity, innocence, faith, and honesty. Gold or black pearls symbolize prosperity and riches. Rose or pink pearls work well with the heart Chakra, while all pearls work with the solar plexus Chakra, beneficial for digestion and immunity.

Pearls have for many years been considered ideal wedding presents because of the symbolic meanings of purity and innocence. They have also come to symbolize a happy marriage and is much preferred by girls during their engagement days or by brides as their primary jewelry. Pearl jewelry is often found as family heirlooms, passed on from a grandmother to mother and from a mother to the daughter. Being the most magical and feminine of all, pearl jewelry has long been considered as one of the most romantic items that can be gifted to a lady.Today, the tradition of bestowing pearls upon the bride continues. Often the father of the bride or the groom gives the gift of pearls. Many brides give their bridesmaids pearl necklaces, bracelets or earrings too.

Pearls were once called the ‘wedding gem’ and are still a popular choice for brides today. The only gem born inside a living organism, a pearl is truly a matchless gift of nature. Each pearl is truly one of a kind. Pearls embody those words in every facet of their being. Every pearl is a unique creation much like everyone of us. This significance is what makes the pearl and the bride a perfect match.

Symbolic Historic Meaning of Pearl Colours:

* White = Purity

* Rose, Pink = Love

* Golden = Wealth

* Peacock = Eternity

* Black = Dignity

So for all you brides who would like to wear pearls for your wedding please visit my website http://www.BrandisBridalBoutique.com where you will find pearl jewelry of many colours, haircombs, tiaras and much, much, more.…

Different Types of Fashion Jewellery

Different Types of Fashion Jewellery

There are many types of fashion jewellery accessories. Some of these accessories are more expensive than others depending on the maker of such jewellery. To be fashionable, you should choose the kind of jewellery that you is suitable for your age, personality and appropriate for the occasion worn. Some jewelleries are classic as they do not go out of fashion and styles. The size of earrings worn should be proportionate to the face size of the wearer.

These are some of the types of earrings jewellery, hoop earrings, drop, button earrings, and stud and chandelier earrings. Costume jewelleries are not as expensive as any type of unusual material can be used in making some of them. There are silver and gold plated costume jewellery, others are made of wood, plastic or shells. These are the type of accessories that can look trendy as well as fun to wear while at the same time look cheap or fake.

The types of fashion jewellery that are expensive are called fine jewelleries. These fine jewelleries are made of silver, platinum or gold. Most fine jewelleries are made of precious or semiprecious stones. It is always advisable to buy this kind of jewellery from a jeweller that is reputable. There is some jewellery that imitates fine jewelleries, but they are not as expensive.

You can create optical illusions with any type of fashion jewellery. A slender neck can be made wider or a thick neck made slender. Some jewellery can be used with casual or sport wear. Make sure that the weight and texture of the jewellery you wear complements the garment’s weight and texture. Other accessories such as cuff links can be used in place of buttons on the shirt’s wrist. Lapel pins are worn on the lapel of any shirt’s buttonhole. These are the kind of jewellery that are used for specific occasions or when they are in fashion.

The most used fashion jewelleries include, necklaces. Under necklaces there are medallion, locket, bib, choker, pendant, chain, lariat and multi-strand necklaces. These are the types of bracelets, cuff bracelets, I.D. bracelets, bangle, hinged, charm bracelets. Rings should be proportionate to the hand. Large hands should wear heavy bracelet. These are the types of rings, cluster rings, solitaire, dome rings, wedding and engagement rings, adjustable, and cocktail rings.

Semiprecious stones which are next to precious gems include amethyst, aquamarine, turquoise, topaz, garnet among others. Precious stones are known for their rarity and durability, this include ruby, diamond, emerald and sapphire. These are beautiful fashion jewellery accessories of all time.…

Wedding Time and Money Saving Tips

Wedding Time and Money Saving Tips

Wedding planning begins right after engagement. You and your partner will decide whether to follow your dream wedding or just have a simple one and save extra cash in starting a family. For me, I'd rather have a simple wedding then save the extra cash for future use.

My fiancé and I have been engaged for more than a year. We started our oculars to hotels, reception areas, gardens and wedding expo 2 months after our engagement. We have learned so much from our visits on how to save money to be sent in reception areas, caterers and other important stuff.

This article will discuss the steps in planning a simple wedding.

For every wedding it should begin with saving – saving money for the wedding. This can be done right after the engagement or at least a year before the wedding. At this time, the couple should discuss and decide if they want the wedding that they dream or a simple one. Also, the couple should know how much they will spend in major things like church, caterer, reception, rings and clothes.

Since saving has been done, next is reservation. The couple should save the date and time of the wedding to the desired locations like church and reception areas. It is time and money saving if the church and reception area is few feet away from each other, probably a street in between. Or the place could a ride away. The couple should do the same in reserving hotel rooms and bridal car.

It is also time and money saving if the suppliers are within the vicinity of the wedding. Get the best caterer, cake maker and florist in town.

For photographers and videographers, wedding coordinators, makeup artist and florist services – you can get these services few bucks less than the original price. Check out the available promo dates for these suppliers. Of course, check their portfolio to make sure that they're the best.

Wedding attire – I adore gowns made by famous fashion designers but I can not afford it. There is a way to have stylish gown without spending big. All you have to do is get the design, get the same cloth and get a professional dressmaker.

The couple should not spend so much for wedding invitations and other paper supplies. Most visitors will not be keeping the invitations and programs after the event. I suggest to DIY the wedding invites. It is easy to design using the computer and print it through the home printer. If you're not good with the design ask your youngger siblings or relatives to do it for you. …