Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Desperate Housewives

Guest Post


Written by Vernon Lowe


"I do not spend a lot of time watching tv, but there is one show that I never miss. I have been an avid watcher of “Desperate Housewives” since the first season. This show is the final season and I wanted to make sure I watched every episode. I thought the season was starting a week later than it actually was, so I missed the first episode. I was so mad! Then I realized that with Direct TV I can watch all of the old episodes on demand. I was able to watch the first episode and got caught up before the second episode. I also was able to set it to record every episode so that I don’t miss another one. I could also watch past seasons on demand and relive all of the drama all over again. At least now I know that when the show does not come one anymore, I will still be able to watch it. I thought I was going to have to find a new show when “Desperate Housewives” quit airing, but I think I will just watch all of the seasons again. "

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Time does fly!

I was putting ornaments on the Christmas tree this morning while having a cup of coffee. Turned on my laptop and thinking of writing a post about The Steam Team and I remembered one of my posts I made for it. It was a year ago. It's Christmas time again but I am in Turkey now!

Guys, time REALLY does fly! Doesn't it?

'Early Morning Accident

I was enjoying having my coffee sitting on the couch and watching my son playing with his lightsaber yesterday...Until he accidentally hit my coffee cup and coffee was spilled on the rug. Lol. I hate stains!! I have a lightweight deep cleaner so why would I worry about, right? Wrong! Because I ran out of cleanser. Ugh!
http://www.thesteamteam.com/austin-restoration-services/smoke-fire.shtml

Enjoy turned into pain:( I grabbed a pack of baby wipes and started to work on removing the stain. Baby wipes always work. Baking soda and vinegar/salt or dish liquid are commonly well known stain removers and when I searched yesterday, I found out that beer is the another solution for stains. Do you know that? It literally lifts it out by pouring a bit of beer right on top and rubbing the beer lightly into the material. Probably this process needs to be repeated a couple of times to remove all traces of the stain. Honestly, I never thought to use beer as a stain remover before. Will keep one of these rug cleaning tips in mind for next time:) '

Click here to read the rest of it

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hmmmm..Isn't it nice?

Which one do you like?



Saratoga Creek House modern kitchen





or





Katie Ridder Rooms contemporary kitchen




If you need kitchen remodeling ideas, checkout houzz!

I'm pretty sure you'll find something you'd like!


I would choose the first one.. beautiful!.. when I win the lottery:))

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fun Scrub Hats

If you are in medical area, holiday prints of Blue Sky Scrub Hats will bring more fun for you this holiday.

Choose one and enjoy it!




new..new

holiday scrub hats!
Blue Sky Scrub Holiday Hats bring more fun for people who work in medical area this season!


you can WIN!!!

Enter To Win Blue Sky Scrubs Shopping Spree Sweepstakes!


winter essentials!

Windsor Long Sleeved Crewneck Tee- An essential long sleeved perfectly tailored trim fit design for a feminine silhouette.




The vibrant and girly pink fabric with the added detailed white stitching adds a personal, feminine touch to your medical scrub uniform.


and more!


Don't forget to check out their website!


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Monday, November 7, 2011

Between summer and winter..

One of my favorite products of Panera Bread is 'Potato Soup'. Yesterday, I was thinking of it but since there is no Panera Bread in Izmir, I decided to make my own potato soup. We all realy liked it and I want to share this recipe with you guys.

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3 potatoes(peeled,cut in to 1-inch cubes)
4 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Crushed red pepper flakes,
Dry mint
Fresh ground black pepper, salt
2 cups milk
2 teaspoon plain yogurt


Place potato cubes in a pot. Enough water until cover and cook until tender.
Add chicken broth,milk, yogurt, onion powder, black pepper and salt to flour, mixing until well blended and cook until thickened.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add red pepper flakes, mint for garnish.

I love soup even though it's summer.I also love icy water even it's autumn and winter. Weird ha?

I was checking everstar ice machine, maybe you may interested in buying ice maker so want to share it with you guys. You may also need a bbq grill light which is very helpful actually in the dark to see what you're doing and avoid catching anything on fire when you're grilling outside.
Barbecue lights.

Enjoy surfing on Become's website!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Planning my son's Halloween mummy costume

Guest post written by Eloise Palmer

It's never too early to start planning for Halloween when you're a parent. I've learned from experience that you don't want to be the parent that doesn't have the right Halloween costume for your kid and has to buy whichever leftover costumes are still there. That happened to me last year and I thought that my son was going to never forgive me for it.
This year I asked him very early on what he wants to be for Halloween and he told me a mummy so I knew that I could finagle a really cool DIY costume for him. I looked online with my wireless internet Sacramento to find all kinds of ideas for it. I decided to take a combination of all of those costume ideas.

The kids DIY mummy outfit that I've been working on hard is really starting to come around.
I even dyed the fabric with coffee to make it look all old and weathered. I'm not finished sewing all of the wraps on my son's shirt and pants but I'm going to have it finished in time for him to wear to his friend's Halloween party.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Today's speciality and more chicken recipes!!!





I took a look at my chicken recipes today and one chicken recipe caught my eye. It's one of our family favorites but since I started to work again, I haven't had much time to cook it :( So, I went to the grocery store, bought some ground chicken and made it as a Sunday's speciality. We all love chicken and are always looking for more chicken recipes




home style chicken burger

ingredients
2 lb ground chicken
4 slices bread (squeezed)
1 egg
1/4 cup parsley(finely chopped)
1/2 teaspoon blackpepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 onion(minced)
1 clove garlic(minced)

Mix all the ingredients together squeezing with fingers to incorparete till smooth.
Shape into petties firmly. Serve in hamburger rolls with greens,
pickles, tomato slices, onion..Up to you guys!










If you like chicken and cook often probably you know this but if you are just starting to cook, I'd like to share a few tips about chicken with you guys;




-Never allow cooked chicken to sit at room temperature for more than 2 hours.




-Freeze uncooked chicken if it is not to be used within 2 days. If properly packaged, frozen chicken will maintain top quality in a home freezer for up to 6 months.




-Thaw chicken in the refrigerator, under cold running water, or in the microwave - never at room temperature, which provides bacteria with an ideal temperature to grow.




Do you use boneless- skinless chicken breasts often in recipes?




-Package them for the freezer in recipe-size portions. This lets you thaw only the amount you need and prevents extra pieces of raw chicken. Also cutting boneless skinless chicken breasts into pieces can be a slippery task. For the safer way, cut the chicken while it is partially frozen. It's much easier to handle:)




-Always cook chicken until well done, not medium or rare. When the chicken is completely cooked, the juices should run clear.




Enjoy cooking!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It has been a while...

Since school's started and I started to work again, no time for blogging guys. Honestly, I miss my days full of cooking and blogging. I'm going trough another part of my life and it is different than last 10 years. Finding balance is not easy Anyway, w'all are OK. Big changes take time!

Sometimes, I read a few blogs and maybe can't even visit them again for a few weeks. Sorry about that. But I miss you, reading your blogs and being witness of your daily lives. It makes me so happy when I see your comments. Even though I'm not a good blogger friend anymore. Thank y'all!

I wrote about Blue Sky Scrub before, a few times. If you missed them I'd like talk about their products one more time.

http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/

If you are in the medical field, you might know about their scrubs. Blue sky nursing scrubs, scrub hats are made from the highest quality cotton fabrics, hundreds of designs, and made in USA.

They serve scrub hats for the purpose of keeping doctors’ and nurses’ hair out of the way for the safety/protecting of patient. I know finding a hair in your salad is one thing..and finding one in a surgical incision is quite another one. For those who work in a hospital or out patient clinic, scrub hats are a vital part of the work day.

Blue Sky Scrub hats come in so many different colors and styles, bring fashion to your day, your look and complete the uniform. Wearing a uniform is not boring anymore:) Is it?

They offer two styles of scrub tops and scrub pants for women and multiple colors for all men in the medical field or beyond. The fabric they used is soft, wrinkle-resistant fabric.

Blue Sky Scrubs Lab Coat offers abundant storage for papers, pens, stethoscopes, and whatever else the busy medical and nursing professional may need with a polished look.

If you have a time, go check out their website! Enjoy reading!

Love y'all!
I'll share some new pics next time:)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer Camp

Contribution by Kennith Griffin

Who in their right mind would want to run a summer camp? That’s what I should have been asking myself about 5 years ago when I bought this place but I didn’t and here I am, the owner of a fully functioning summer camp out in the Adirondacks. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids and being outdoors all the time but it’s been a big hassle getting through all the red tape and the parents are the worst. They’re always in my grill about something! I’ve slowly been upgrading this camp to be more a reflection of what I wanted it to be by adding stuff like pillowtop mattresses for all the beds and a rope swing out onto the river. I even got http://expertsatellite.com/ satellite for the counselors’ cabins so when they’ve got a day off they really feel like they can take some time and chill! I think the place is great but it’s a lot more work than I ever imagined it would be. Isn’t everything worthwhile, though?



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Sunday, July 31, 2011

17 years old being together and married for 13 years....

Hubby and I have been wearing our wedding rings since the day we got engaged. They are basic, yellow gold, square with a round cut stone and I love my ring.

After I got an email from Bertie, I met Stephen Einhorn's website and got a chance to see their amazing engagement/wedding ring sets. I've been hanging around their lovely website, checking out those gorgeous rings, necklaces, bracelets, charms, earrings but especially wedding rings:) It's really hard to choose one if you have so many wonderful choices. Isn't it?

I had a great time spending my early morning at Stephen Einhorn website. It was a lovely start to my Sunday:)



Here is my favorite!



Jump 4 Engagement & Wedding Ring Set 18 Carat White Gold & Princess Cut Blue Sapphire


A very modern engagement and wedding ring set that is called 'Jump'.


With a 4x4mm princess cut stone set flush into the band.
This ring is simply stunning, unusual, stylish, sophisticated and cool. The matching Jump wedding band sits snugly next to the engagement ring, the tops being flush together.



They handmake those beautiful jewellery designs in their own London workshops, so you can order this set in a variety of precious metals including yellow gold, white gold rose gold or platinum.




Align CenterStephen Einhorn -designer jewelry



I'd like to introduce Stephen Einhorn to you guys with his own words: “My design signature is elegant simplicity. I am interested in designs that are totally wearable, including my more flamboyant bespoke pieces. I have worked to create a style that is instantly recognisable and that appeals to someone who appreciates design, style and quality.” - Stephen Einhorn



It's great to discover new places and to share them with you guys!



Enjoy your visit to Stephen Einhorn amazing website!

Friday, July 22, 2011

shop online...shop online...shop online...

Millions of people buy online every day without any problems. With a bit of commonsense and knowledge, you can avoid problems with ecommerce as well.

Online shopping is easy and also fun. You can find the best deal when you're having your drink, in the comfort of your home. You don't have to worry about parking places, gas expences or wasting your time until you find exactly what you're looking for. Online shopping is a time saver!


I'm not the only online shopper at our home either. You all know I have a little one who loves online shopping too:)


When it comes to jewelery shopping for girls, it's more fun to choose from a large selection of girls jewelry and there is simply far more jewelry online than there is at the mall. If you’re thinking of buying some jewelry soon you shouldn’t make any decisions before seeing the beautiful Molly Brown London collection.


5 good reason why to shop on Molly Brown London;

•Classic and sophisticated gifts that will last a lifetime.
•Free luxurious gift wrapping.
•You can shop from the comfort of your sofa, bed, armchair whilst enjoying a glass of wine.
•They will exchange or refund your purchase, no quibbling.
•Molly Brown London is now the leading UK children’s jewellery brand.

Why don’t you see for yourself? Once you have seen the Molly Brown London collection with your own eyes you will be a fan forever.

Have a great weekend everyone!

The opinions I have expressed are mine

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ladies! I'm taking you shopping with me:))

This city is hot! I'm trying not to tan more lately. As long as the AC is on, I enjoy trying on some new tops and I like seeing if clothes in my closet fit me:)

By the way, I'll share Damart's website with you guys. If you like online shopping like me,
Damart offers up to %70 off in their summer sale right now. Take a look at ladieswear on their site and especially check out the large range of beautiful and comfortable underwear to suit all shapes and sizes. The ladies underwear collection at Damart has pure cotton as well as traditional lingerie and a variety of hosiery.





I like that print skirt. A great color combination for summer!


I also just took a look at their sandals. They have a flexible sole and are comfortable! Here is the one that caught my eye. Ghillie Sandal! Elegant lace-up sandal with teardrop detailing to the leather upper. If you're looking for comfort, check out their sandals!

What is your favorite color for your bedroom? In the last couple of years, I have wanted to turn my bedroom lilac. But somehow, couldn't get around to it. Hopefully, this is something I can change in the next couple of years:)) This color defines "sweet dreams."


Actually, it says one more thing to me; 'Don't give up with your dreams!!!'


The opinions I have expressed are mine.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pantry Recipe Box




Where do you keep your recipes? I have a drawer which I only put my recipes in. Recently though, I saw a pantry recipe box on the Handpicked Collection Website and I've been thinking about it ever since. It's a good idea, isn't it? It’s also a great idea for a gift for loved ones/friends who love collecting recipes.



The Handpicked Collection's Recipe Box doesn't come with a lock and key but it provides a safe home to keep your recipes together. You'll find lots of unique gift ideas on their site.

With a recipe box, you can put different categories onto tabbed dividers and you can file clipped recipes but it is neater if you write them onto recipe cards. As with the accordion file, you'll have to sort through recipes in a category to find one but it’s worth it if you don’t misplace all those important treasures.

If you're a recipe junkie, what is your method of keeping them together?

Do you organize them by seasons or holidays? Or do you order them by types of recipes, such as breads, soups and desserts? I collect my recipes by type. One of my friends told me she uses a photo album to put her recipes together. That sounds a good way too.
I don't know if she has tried a recipe box before but I think, the Pantry Recipe Box would be a great gift for her next Christmas. Hmmm.. I love this idea:))
If you prefer to get gifts early, before the season starts and for stress free holiday shopping, you might want to take a look at the Handpicked Collection's website.'


Happy Sunday Everyone!







The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the my own. Even though I received compensation for my time,I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those products.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Do your kids love jumping on the couch?


Food and drink stains such as Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Fruit punch, Candy, syrup, wine..Ugh! Especially the old stains after cleaning come back... If you want your carpet/couch like brand new again, you might need a cleaning service.

Are you looking for an environmentally responsible cleaning service for your upholstery and your carpet? If you're living in Austin-Texas area, I'd like to introduce 'The Steam Team' to you guys! Choose their green service to help environment!


http://www.thesteamteam.com/austin-cleaning-services

They use green chemicals which are 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, safe for pets and humans. Most products are made of all natural ingredients. That is the first thing caught my eyes when I read their site first time.

The Steam Team is one of the experienced carpet cleaning cleaners austin. Residential flooring, upholstery, air ducting, tile, and and they also specialize in restoration, from water extraction to smoke and fire damage restoration.

Kids loves jumping on the couch, don't they? Aria is 9 and still loves it.


I took him out for a trampoline yesterday. It's one of the fun ways to keep kids off the couch and computer...at least a part of the day, lol:)



The fun didn't end so soon!




He also enjoyed driving a race car for kids.






Kids also love havinge their snacks watching tv on the couch, don't they?Or your dog/dogs sleep on it...




The first goal of steamer carpet cleaners Austin is customer satisfaction. They use fabric protection to help resist spills, staining and ultraviolet radiation. They choose the right cleaning method depends on your upholstery type and test on a small area to be absolutely sure that you will be happy with the results.

The Steam Team promises to do everything they can do answering your questions by customer service representative or by the adjuster.

If you are living in Austin area and need a professional cleaning service check out their site.
Hope this could help you:)



The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Just wanted to share that shot with you guys!


Love this combination:))It says so many things to me..Summer,happiness,harmony, love,good times...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Do you like romantic comedies???

Selena Gomez's new movie, Monte Carlo! It is more like Lizzie Mc Guire though.
I also think that this movie will be as amzing as that.The must see summer movie:)It will be in theaters July 1st!

Grace (Selena Gomez) is an ordinary girl who becomes an accidental heiress when a summer trip to Paris turns into the fantasy of a lifetime. On a dream vacation, Grace, along with her best friend and step-sister, discover that the greatest adventure is finding out who they really are.

Have you watched the trailer yet?



Official Monte Carlo Movie Facebook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW93-K8bVPw


You know I don't have a daughter but my son also likes Selena Gomez..me too:)
So, we are really gonna watch it!

Starting on 6/29, get tickets ahead of time at Fandango!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ah, onion!

I love preparing vegatables to cook, but not ONION!!!!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

'As good as gold'

Golden is a safe method when it comes to investments. The best thing about gold is that is very tough to manipulate its price, especially over time. Many people turn to gold bullion as an investment during though economic times.

Most experts recommend allocating percentage of your assest in golden if you're a beginer in this game. They say 'start with 10%. '

This is the second time I'm writing and sharing my ideas with you guys about gold bullion If you are interested in investing gold and missed my first post about gold, you can read it (Golden is Golden)here

How to buy bullion

You can consider creating an account with a company like Golden Coins Gain. Their site is also very informative if you would like to take a look at it.

If you decide to buy gold bullion the most popular form of gold bullion is one-once gold coins which are very popular in Turkey too. Traditinally it is given to a new born baby and also to a new married couple as a gift. Just an example, Turkish State Mint is the world's largest manufacturer of gold bullion coins over the decade, 2000-2010. Zynet is the most popular gold bullion coin.
Millions are issued each year. Easy to buy and sell.

Examples of 1 0z. gold bullion coins all over the world;

American Eagle, English Britannia, Krugerrand/South Africa, Australian Kangroo, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Vienna Philharmonic, Chiness Panda...

Happy Savings!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Are you in medical field?

If you are in the medical field, you might know about Blue Sky Scrubs. Their scrubs, scrub hats are made from the highest quality cotton fabrics, hundreds of designs, and made in USA.

They serve scrub hats for the purpose of keeping doctors’ and nurses’ hair out of the way for the safety/protecting of patient. I know finding a hair in your salad is one thing..and finding one in a surgical incision is quite another one. For those who work in a hospital or out patient clinic, scrub hats are a vital part of the work day.

Blue Sky Scrub hats come in so many different colors and styles, bring fashion to your day, your look and complete the uniform. Wearing a uniform is not boring anymore:) They also have accesories. Scarlet Coral blue sky Luxe Lanyards caught my eye on their site.

They offer two styles of scrub tops and scrub pants for women and multiple colors for all men in the medical field or beyond. The fabric they used is soft, wrinkle-resistant fabric.

Blue Sky Scrubs Lab Coat offers abundant storage for papers, pens, stethoscopes, and whatever else the busy medical and nursing professional may need with a polished look.

Is your child wants to dress up like you? They have uniforms for baby and kids who wants to dress up like mommy or daddy or just play pretend:)) They come in ceil blue.
http://www.blueskyscrubs.com
Kids will enjoy wearing a blue sky uniform as they are comfortable enough for relaxing but durable enough for playing.


-The opinions I expressed are my own-

Monday, May 30, 2011

more pictures:))))




Hope you all are doing well.



I took those pics with my cell phone, I think it's better than my camera:))




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Being on the 10th floor, brings a lovely view here but also the garden is just like heaven.




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The beauty of evening in Izmir
Music was coming all the way to home from the cafeterias..





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And..he was the one who got the couch and the laptop after that beautiful day!

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He has so many new friends




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Bowling is just across our street:)

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If you visit Izmir, Turkey one day, here is the place that welcomes all tourists with



Turkish Coffee!



-Kemeralti-

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His new friends love Aria, and their warm welcome was unforgetable!

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Some of his friend's English skills were very impresive.
More pictures are on the way:)

Ahh..we have waited for summer for a long time, right?



Swimming is next, of course.



What else?



Y'all know I love kitchen but I have been busy eating all the delicious food


my sister and my mom made.


I missed to read your blogs. No plan for tonight but visiting my favorite sites!


I already started:))))


Hugs to y'all!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Up In The Air!


After a 10 hour flight to Izmir, the heaven of Turkey!



I thought I would cry after years when I saw my mom and my sisters,
but it didn't happen.
We laughed, giggled until morning that night.
Just like years ago..


Aria loves Izmir.
He has been busy skateboarding, bowling,
taking little trips around, making new friends.
..and of course he got spoiled by family:)

I had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Hope you guys had a great time on Mother's Day!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Premcrest Fair Trade Wholesale


I'd like to introduce Premcrest Fair Trade Wholesale to you guys.
Premcrest have 40 years experience in selling fair trade food and drink products. Hot drinks, cold drinks, chocolates&sweets, cakes, biscuits&snacks, fair trade coffee, organic tea, dry fruit, nuts and more. They offer a selection of fair trade certified products.
Under 'Every Day Food' you will find fair trade products in cooking. Cooking ingredients, pasta sauces, grains, extra virgin olive oils, fruit spreads, beans, herbs...Premcrest Fair Trade supplier has passionate about ethically traded products. Chocolate gifts, dry fruits, snack bars, chocolate drinks, fruit spreads&jams and more.



As a dark chocolate lover Ggreen and Blacks Organic Fairtrade Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs caught my eye on their site.
Haahaaaa..That's really funny! Aria doesn't even know that I 'm writing about chocolate but he walked in to the kitchen and asked me if I want some chocolate:)
When it comes to chocolate my answers is always 'yes':))

Whole Earth Organic Cola, Whole Earth Organic Lemonade, organic smoothies and fruit juices.. For tea lovers; Organic Fairtrade Green Tea&Mint, Green Tea&Ginger, Green Tea&Lemon, Green Tea&Ginseng, Organic Golden Black Tea, Ql Org White Tea&Pomegranate, Ql Org White Tea& Acai Berry, Goji Berry are just a few cold and hot drinks Premcrest provides for online shoppers.
For coffee lovers, Cafedirect, Moetal, Clipper Organic Coffee (Italian Style, Instant Freeze Dried) Organic Espresso, Equal (Dark Roast, Decaf Ground), Equal Exchange are some brands you can find @Premcrest website.

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Egg Hunter!



My son is a good hunter!



But also I 'm a gooood hider!


He's still looking for the last one:))))))

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thank you!!!



I'd like to thank you all my dear readers, followers, blogger friends for your good support and interest in my blog. Since 2007, my blog has been a big part of my life. I have been enjoying sharing my recipes and experiences of the products I tried, hearing your feedback, introducing websites/companies I found or the companies who found me and wanted me to introduce their sites and products to you, guys.

Exciting days of my life, adventures of being mom and my son's each step in his life last 3 and a half years. Oh, no! I'm not saying goodbye...I will keep doing this..There is something NEW in my life and of course new pictures coming next month!!! Just I want to thank y'all one more time for your support!




Today, I'd like to introduce a hospitality supplies&kitchen equipment company and their products if you are setting up a food and beverage outlet whether it is a café, bar/bistro, take away shop, bakeries, Asian restaurant or pizza shops. I believe you will get everything you need in Commercial Food Machinery which is a leading supplier of commercial kitchen equipment to the hospitality industry across Australia.

What do they offer?

They offer wide range of hospitality supplies for all commercial kitchen needs which includes, catering equipment, cooking equipment, refrigeration, merchandising cabinets, bakery equipment, ware washing, standard and custom stainless steel benching, counter line/bench top equipment and other kitchen equipment products.


I've been playing with my new toy since yesterday:))))
DELL Inspiron M5030

I need a wireless router. Any suggestion?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I love to learn new things..


April is International Guitar Month! I just learned that and wanted to share with you guys:)))))

So let's get out our guitars (if you have one or go out and find one) and strum a few chords.
If you don’t know how to play guitar like me- but honestly I have always wanted to learn how to play guitar... isn't it a great time to give it a try????

Happy Wednesday!!!


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Printer ink, online shopping, rainy day ...

My printer ink cartridge getting low on ink again?
I can't believe how soon the printer ran out of i
nk.
Hmmm...it's not hard to find out!
Probably, my son printed Micheal Jackson photos again!!!




I looked for cheap ink online..
Refilling inks can save more money than buying new one:)
Even the best quality ink cartridge refill kit isn't going to help much if you don't know what you are doing when actually refilling ink cartridges. Be sure to refill your cartridges in a clean environment. Most refill kits rely on a needle and syringe to inject new ink into your old ink cartridge. However, some kits are actually external tanks added to the outside of your printer.

If you take care of your printer and ink cartridge, you will likely be able to fill your ink cartridge several times before having to get a new one.

High quality
inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and ribbons for use in top selling brands such as Dell, Brother, Canon, Neopost, HP, Lexmark, Kodak, Hasler, Samsung, Sharp, IBM, Pitney Bowes, Apollo, Okidata(OKI), Toshiba, Panasonic, Apple, Kyocera-Mita, Konica-Minolta, NCR&Xerox..Purchasing your
printer ink from Inkgrabber now can save you up to 92% off retail prices which is a very good deal.

It's rainy here! On a cold or rainy day like today, many of us dread taking an unnecessary trip outside the house. On just such days, we can easily do our shopping online in seconds..

I was hoping that tomorrow sun will shine again..



Hopely this weekend:))

Monday, March 28, 2011

Potato, Egg, Bacon Casserole


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(for 3)

4 potatoes
4 boiled eggs
4 rashers turkey bacon
1 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour


This easy recipe is totally a winner!
Your family or guests will love it!

Layer the sliced potatoes, sliced boiled eggs, and then the turkey bacon or regular bacon in a casserole dish. Prepare a white sauce with the rest of the ingredients and pour over dish. Cook in oven for about 25 min, until bacon is done.

YUM...YUM...YUM...:)))))

life is good!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blue Sky Scrubs

Have you ever heard of Blue Sky Scrubs?

If you are in the medical field, you might know about their scrubs. Blue sky nursing scrubs, scrub hats are made from the highest quality cotton fabrics, hundreds of designs, and made in USA.

They serve scrub hats for the purpose of keeping doctors’ and nurses’ hair out of the way for the safety/protecting of patient. I know finding a hair in your salad is one thing..and finding one in a surgical incision is quite another one. For those who work in a hospital or out patient clinic, scrub hats are a vital part of the work day.

Blue Sky Scrub hats come in so many different colors and styles, bring fashion to your day, your look and complete the uniform. Wearing a uniform is not boring anymore:) Is it?

They offer two styles of scrub tops and scrub pants for women and multiple colors for all men in the medical field or beyond. The fabric they used is soft, wrinkle-resistant fabric.

Blue Sky Scrubs Lab Coat offers abundant storage for papers, pens, stethoscopes, and whatever else the busy medical and nursing professional may need with a polished look.


What is new?


This mini scrub cap newly added.
It totally adds a pretty new look to your uniform.


Is your child wants to dress up like you? They have uniforms for baby and kids who wants to dress up like mommy or daddy or just play pretend:)) They come in ceil blue. Kids will enjoy wearing a blue sky uniform as they are comfortable enough for relaxing but durable enough for playing.

Happy Sunday everyone!


-The opinions I expressed are my own-

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brussel sprouts taste so different now!

If you don't like the flavor of brussel sprouts;

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Mix olive oil, garlic salt and a drizzle of vinegar together in a small bowl.
Brush trimmed brussel sprouts with this mixture and grill them until soften...
It gives brussel sprouts a whole new flavor!

A slice of whole wheat bread and...

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watermelon!!!

yum!;))))

Monday, March 7, 2011

Are you living in Austin area?

Food and drink stains such as Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Fruit punch, Candy, syrup, wine..Ugh! Especially the old stains after cleaning come back... If you want your carpet/couch like brand new again, you might need a cleaning service.

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Kids loves jumping on the couch and have their snacks watching tv on it, or your dog/dogs sleep on it..The first goal of steamer carpet cleaners Austin is customer satisfaction. They use fabric protection to help resist spills, staining and ultraviolet radiation. They choose the right cleaning method depends on your upholstery type and test on a small area to be absolutely sure that you will be happy with the results.

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The Steam Team promises to do everything they can do answering your questions by customer service representative or by the adjuster.

If you are living in Austin area and need a professional cleaning service check out their site.
Hope this could help you:)

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cuisinart - WAF-100 - 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker/CSN STORES Review


CSN always impresses me by their fastest shipping. I ordered this waffle maker for review on Wednesday and I got my package next day! Unbelievable!!!



My retired waffle maker is round. Cuisinart WAF 100 4 Slice Belgian Waffle Maker is large, square, has 4 deep pockets give you 4 waffles at a time.

I prefer easy recipes in weekdays. But on weekends, I like to surprise my hubby and my son with a little different taste especially for Sunday brunch. I always make waffles with baking powder and even though I love baking and kitchen sometimes I buy frozen waffles..Oh yes, I do.. But today, to celebrate my new waffle maker I prepared real Belgian waffle batter (with yeast instead baking powder) and tested my recipe with the new waffle maker, before Sunday:) Result?


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I'm so OK with the result... lighter(because of the yeast),
thicker, bigger- and not dry(because of Cusinart WAF 100 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker),
and more crispier(because of the egg whites).

Well, hello weekend!

recipe
For the best result, prepare the batter the night before or at least 3-4 hours before.

W a f f l e d o u g h
(makes 6 waffles)

-ingredients-
3/4 cup milk
3.5 g dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar

Warm 3/4 cup of milk(lukewarm),
mix in yeast and add 1/2 tsp of sugar and set aside
(don't refrigerate)

2 large egg+ 2 egg whites
3/4 a stick of butter
2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
L e t ' s a d d m o r e f l a v o r :))
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp lemon zest
a pinch of salt
Separate egg whites and yolks. Mix whites with a mixer until fluffy, put aside. Mix dry ingredients(flour,sugar and salt) in a deep bowl. Add yolks, yeast mixture,vanilla, cinnamon, lemon zest and butter(melted) and mix by hand or using dough hook. Gently add the beaten egg whites into the the dough
No more mixing:))

T h a t 's i t !
Leave the dough to rest in room temperature until it gets double
(at least) or triple!
Simply pour batter onto the deep pockets on a preheated( hot) and greased waffle maker.


Top with syrup, fruit
(I love blackberry and strawberry mix with whipped cream),
butter, or your favorite toppings and,

e n j o y !


Mmmm...heavenly!!!

Crispy exterior with moist interior(just what my son loves)

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Bakes four 4 1/2 inch square waffles; Non-stick coating for easy to clean.

Try not to overfill! The lid might get stuck closed.


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If you don't have large storage place in your kitchen, it can be stored on its back edge, lid locked. It has 5 setting browning control( from light to very dark) and audible ready signal.


What is new with CSN Stores???

Have you heard about Joss&Main?

It is an exclusive private sale CSN Stores recently launched. You can join filling up registration form only with your name, last name and email address. It costs nothing to join.

This site offers top brands and designers for the home at up to 70% off retail. Sales only last 72 hours, but new ones are launched daily. All are backed by the high levels of costumer service.

I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from CSN Stores.
The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sunday..Sunday!!!


A friend of ours stopped over yesterda
y. We had a fun conversation which I really needed lately..After a while he was busy on internet and said 'wish me luck'. He was so quiet. I'm bored, lol. I wondered what was he doing? Do you guys wanna know??? Online Casinos for USA Players!!!

I've never tried any online casinos before. So it was pretty new to me!
I didn't know about him that he is a skilled poker player and knows so many sites USA to hang out in the internet. He said he knows best US poker sites and obviously he was looking like a pro! I was curious and started to watch him:)) After a little while, he broke the quietness;

"If someone's been successful at poker then there's a good chance they could be successful in the business, if you have no interest, that's almost a red flag.." he said. Hmmmm..It started being an interesting Sunday:))

We all know bluffing is a very important part of any poker game. And getting caught is even worse but it is bound to happen. Bluffing works in every game??? Ah..his answer was most remarkable again;

'If the pot is worth bluffing at is a key point. Bluffing your stack away on a small pot is not worth it. If you find yourself risking all your chips for small pots then you need to reevaluate. '

We ended up watching the movie, 'Ice Twisters' which was excited as poker lessons:))
Sundays are short, aren't they?



Sunday, February 27, 2011

Coffee Anyone ???

I heard my dad's voice yesterday saying 'Yonca, yap bi kahve de içelim senin elinden'...
It means 'I want to have a cup of coffee you would make'.


He passed away 11 years ago..Turkish coffee was one of his favorite drinks.
It's very strong coffee and we serve it with a glass of water. If any of you tasted it, you would know why we need water after we have it:)
It brings a conversation, friendship, sharing, connection..So it means to us more than having a cup of coffee.. Whenever he said this to me, I knew a sweet talk is coming..Rest in peace dad!

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Turkish copper coffee set.
Includes a nickellated copper tray, a porcelain cup and saucer, and a coffee maker with tinned copper inside for usage.

A good coffee maker definitely makes a difference in the taste. Don't you think? Copper is expensive but gives a extraordinary taste to Turkish coffee, so totally worth it.

I love shopping online, searching, and comparing prices. Online shopping is easy shopping also you can find the best deal in minutes instead spending time and gas...

Gift shopping is painful sometimes but I think a fresh bag of their favorite ground would be the best gift for coffee lovers. Always works:) I believe all coffee lovers enjoy, before opening their eyes in the morning smell the aroma of fresh brewed coffee coming from the kitchen and having a cup of their favorite Coffee Specialty Blend

Mmmm...I'm looking at the beans..dark, mysterious, or maybe a little sweet?
What is your favorite?
A well brewed cup of coffee is a work of art

Ahh! My happy morning!!!

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