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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Strawberry Cheesecake Float



Strawberry Cheesecake has been a favorite treat for many years. I decided it would be fun to bring that decadent flavor to a refreshing drink, ice cream float style! The results? Completely mouth watering!!! Fresh fruit, luscious cheesecake, and smooth ice cream come together to create a completely gourmet ice cream float!


Ice Cream Floats are the perfect drink for summer. They can be as simple as a root beer float, or as gourmet as this Strawberry Cheesecake Float! While this one looks and tastes like a million bucks, it comes together in a few steps to create a luscious treat everyone will love.

This recipe is one you are going to want to bookmark or pin for later. The results are so decadent that you will want a second glass, guaranteed!



This is the perfect treat to make for a group of friends on a hot summer day. It is delicious, fancy and easy to make. Everyone loves a great ice cream float! This one is sure to become a favorite!



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Monday, June 26, 2017

Infertility Issues? Explore Egg Donation

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Infertility Issues? Explore Egg Donation
Are you and your significant other trying to start a family, but you’re experiencing some difficulties? It can be very frustrating for a couple who is having trouble getting pregnant. If you have already undergone IVF treatment and are beginning to wonder if you will ever get to have a child of your own, egg donation may be another option available to help you overcome fertility issues. If you’re not sure how it works or if it is right for you, here’s some information that can help.  

Fresh vs. Frozen Eggs
When you decide to move forward with donor egg, you have a choice between fresh or frozen eggs. For fresh eggs, you select a donor (usually from a smaller pool of donors located near you), and you will receive the entire yield of your donor’s cycle.

With frozen eggs, on the other hand, your eggs will be provided from an egg bank that typically offers a much larger donor selection.  You select your donor based on the information they provide to you, and you will receive a lot of about 5-8 unfertilized eggs, regardless of the number of eggs retrieved from the donor.  

Fresh eggs are known to generate ‘good’ embryos, with more eggs retrieved per cycle and thus more viable embryos overall. However, egg retrieval from donors can be an unpredictable process and can involve a long waiting time due to the synchronization of you and your donor’s cycles.

Frozen egg cycles are more predictable and less costly, since they don’t rely on synchronizing cycles. They come in smaller egg lots, though success rates are just as high as fresh eggs. Typically, fewer embryos are available for the future which is something to consider if you want to have more children later on.

How Egg Donation Works
Application and Screening
You will go through an application and screening process, which may involve interviews and testing.

Choosing a Donor
Once given the green light to use donor egg, you will choose your donor from an agency’s donor pool, or use a known donor such as a friend, acquaintance, or relative. A reproductive endocrinologist will be able to help you determine if your known donor is a good candidate. If choosing from a donor pool, you will be able to see information about their background, including educational level, family history, and medical history.

Legal Processing
Risks and liabilities will be discussed, and waivers and legal documents will be signed to make sure you understand your rights and agree to the terms and conditions of the process.

Cycle Synchronization (Fresh Eggs)
When it comes to fresh eggs, your cycle needs to be synced with the donor’s cycle. This ensures that your uterine lining will be ready for implantation at the same time that your donor’s eggs are retrieved and fertilized. This is usually done through birth control pills. Once your cycles are synchronized, you will have to take estrogen supplements for 8 to 10 days to prime your uterine lining in order for the embryos to be implanted.

Selecting an Egg (Frozen Eggs)
When using frozen eggs, you will get a guaranteed number of eggs from the egg bank. They are ready for your use, on your schedule, without the need to synchronize your cycle with the donor’s.

Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
For fresh eggs, an egg retrieval is scheduled once your donor’s eggs are mature. After the eggs have been retrieved, they will be fertilized with sperm from your partner or a donor. When the embryos are ready for transfer, typically on the third day, the embryo will be transferred to your uterus. In most cases, one or two embryos will be transferred. However, transferring just one embryo will reduce the chance of twins. Any additional high-quality embryos left from the cycle can be frozen for use at another time.

Post Check-up and Pregnancy Test
After 9 to 14 days, a blood pregnancy test is performed. This test checks for the presence of a pregnancy hormone called hCG in your blood. Once positive, the test will be repeated two days later to confirm the pregnancy. For the donor, there will be a check-up one to two days after retrieval.


Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you will be transferred to an obstetrician who will tend to the duration of your pregnancy. While this is indeed a process, trained professionals can make it much easier, and in the end, you can quite possibly fulfill your dream of being a parent.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Buying Clothing Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Buying Clothing Gifts for the Men in Your Life
Buying presents is fun. Most of us enjoy shopping, and we all like being able to give someone we love something we know they will like. The problem is that sometimes working out what that something special is can be a bit tricky. This is especially the case if you are buying a gift for a man. For some reason they seem to be harder to buy for than women.
Fortunately, there is one item all men need, and that is clothes. Provided you put enough thought into the buying process clothing makes a wonderful gift for a man.
Buy him a wardrobe staple
Some items of clothing tick all of the right boxes for most men. For example, a pair of chinos from Jacamo's menswear range would make a good gift for virtually any man. At some point, all men wear this style of trousers. They are a wardrobe staple, which means you have a pretty good chance of them being worn, rather than taken back to the shop and exchanged for something else.
Buy the style of clothing they normally wear
Try not to fall into the trap of buying the type of clothes you would like to see the man you are buying for wearing. An awful lot of people do that, and end up being offended when their gift is never worn. However, there is no harm in nudging someone in a slightly different direction. For example, you could buy a man who only wears light blue shirts one that is a shade darker, as a gentle way of getting him to try something new. Whereas, buying him a stripy red shirt would definitely be a bad idea. The best approach is to think about the clothes that they wear most and buy them something to go with that.
Always include a receipt
When buying clothing for someone it is always polite to include a gift receipt with the purchase. That way if it is the wrong size they can exchange it.
When to give vouchers instead
If you are in any doubt about what to buy a far better option is to give them a clothing voucher instead. A lot of people do not like to do this. They feel that it makes them look like they have been too lazy to go out and find a proper present. In reality, the majority of men, and women, appreciate the fact that you want them to have something they really like. They enjoy the freedom of choice vouchers give them.
Bespoke clothing
A lot of men like the idea of wearing tailored clothes, but very few buy them because they think they are too expensive. In the past, that would have certainly been true. However, the fact that many tailoring firms are no offering their services online means that the cost of bespoke clothing has fallen drastically. Therefore, it is worth looking into the idea of clubbing together with a couple of other friends to buy a voucher they can use on one of the many bespoke clothing sites.





Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7 Must Try Corn on the Cob Recipes


Corn on the cob is one of the best things about summer! 


The days of simply boiling a corn of cob and calling it a side are over! The evolution of corn on the cob is here, and there are so many yummy ways to enjoy it!

After scouting out these options, I am itching to get to the farmers market and stock up on fresh corn! I literally had no idea you could cook corn like this!

These recipes are perfect for a family dinner or to add a touch of wow to any gathering or BBQ!

Slow Cooker Corn
Chipotle Lime Corn on the Cob
Popped Corn on the Cob
Parmesan Herb Corn
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob
Mexican Grilled Corn
Chili Butter Grilled Corn

If you love to eat corn on the cob, you are going to love these tips to make it like a pro!

  1. Adding a cup of milk and a stick of butter to the boiling water before adding your corn on the cob makes it incredibly good!
  2. You can add sugar and lemon juice to boiling water for an incredible sweet corn experience.
  3. If you are cooking a big batch of corn on the cob for a party or BBQ, you can cook it in a cooler! Just add corn and boiling water to the cooler, close the lid and let the corn cook itself.


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Which of these recipes do you want to try first? I think the Mexican Grilled Corn sounds fantastic, but my kids would LOVE to popcorn on the cob! Popcorn is their favorite snack ever!

Choose The Best Tabletop Fireplace with Our Buyer’s Guide

Choose The Best Tabletop Fireplace with Our Buyer’s Guide
If you’re looking for a perfect addition to your room, a tabletop fireplace is the best bet for you. These small devices not just warm an area but also add an aura of ambiance. They are placed at affordable prices so majority of the people can have one. They support you in reducing the amount of money you spend on warming your home or office every year.
These fireplaces are safe to use, and they do not give out unsafe odors. These vent free devices let you add a custom touch to your work desk, or an intriguing decoration to your couch tables.

Why Choose a Tabletop Fireplace

You’re looking for a fireplace with uniqueness, but you’re not sure where to look. A tabletop fireplace might be the answer for you. It is a right choice for those with limited space or the desire to move it around their homes. A tabletop fireplace is portable and thus can be used indoors or outdoors as per the seasons.
A tabletop fireplace brings down your utility cost. Unlike in the case of furnace, where its cost increases as each degree increases in the thermostat, a tabletop fireplace keeps the occupied area of the home at a temperature we are comfortable with.
With these smalls units, you get the additional heat and the bestowed room complements. These fireplaces are attractive and so they add magnificence to the rooms they are placed in. You can embellish your room with something that is practicable, and that will spare you cash.

A buyer’s guide to personal tabletop fireplace options

We are putting up a precise buyer’s guide to personal tabletop fireplace options so you can settle on the right decision. This guide covers fuel types, modern designs and everything in between.
So, in case you're searching for a unique change for your home, read on and discover the best tabletop fireplace for your home.

Indoors or outdoors?

Tabletop fireplaces are portable and they give you the flexibility to place them either inside or outside. They can be put on the dining table in the garden and then taken inside as the sun sets. These units come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are secured by a glass frame which protects the fire from the air breeze making it perfect for the garden.
The warmth created from a tabletop fireplace is perfect to take the chill of a summer's night and give you a place to lounge around after the sun goes down. You can also place the fireplace indoors on a sideboard or an end table making an exceptional feature. Simply carry the fireplace with you in case you want to use different rooms.
They are inexpensive to buy and considerably easier to install as most models carry straightforward directions and minimum maintenance.

Different fuel types

The main fuel used in tabletop fireplace is bioethanol. This fuel is cheap to buy, safe to use, ecofriendly and an efficient fuel source. You can run a small unit for many hours with only one canister contingent upon the size of your fireplace.
Fireplaces with bioethanol are ventless. They burn neatly without leaving any smoke or sediment which implies you don’t need to stress over smoke choking off your home. This fuel is additionally useful for individuals with breathing issues like asthma or COPD as it doesn't release any destructive gasses or smoke.

Inset tabletop fireplaces

A tabletop fireplace can be a permanent element as it can be inset into your furniture. You can create a real statement with ultra-modern designs both inside and outside your home.  What’s more, there are tables in the market with a readymade insert for the tabletop fireplace to give the complete design a smooth and refined look.
With this information in hand, all you have to decide is how much you are willing to spend on a tabletop fireplace and where to buy them.


Monday, June 19, 2017

8 Superb Salsa Recipes

Salsa is super yummy, no matter how you serve it. Let's discover 8 new awesome recipes that are topping my must make list this summer! I am sure you will notice a few you can't wait to try too!


You will want to pin this collection so you can come back to it when your garden is producing tons of fresh tomatoes!


If you like salsa, you are in the perfect place! I have rounded up 8 salsa recipes I am dying to try and I know you are going to like a few of these too! From tropical flavors to simple recipes sourced from the garden, this list contains some amazing options!


Avocado Salsa
Black Bean Salsa
Cranberry Salsa
Mexican Corn Salsa
Slow Cooker Salsa
Pineapple Salsa
Strawberry Salsa
Summer Salsa

Making fresh salsa at home is really easy. I have a few tips for you that will take your homemade salsa to the next level of deliciousness!


  1. Raw veggies offer a gorgeous color to your salsa. 
  2. Cooked veggies offer deeper flavors.
  3. Herbs can be mixed and matched to meet your preferences or come up with interesting new combinations!
  4. You can swamp tomatoes for fruits that are in season for decadent results! Think peaches, pineapple, mangoes and so on.
  5. You can freeze salsa to enjoy later!
  6. Canning homemade salsa is also a great way to savor the flavor of summer for months to come.



Which of these recipes will you try first? If you have a favorite salsa recipe I would love to hear about it in a comment! If you have a tip for making awesome salsa at home, please share it with me!

You might also like this Mango Salsa recipe!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Easy Butterfly Craft



This easy butterfly craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It makes good use of common household items for a fun craft that really takes flight!


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Harper and I love to craft together! We try to make something every day. It is good for her development as a preschooler, and it is a great way to spend time together, expressing creativity.

This is one we came up with simple supplies that we had at home. I love crafts that don't need special supplies! This easy butterfly craft is a great example of gathering inspiration from the world around you.


To make this cute craft you will need:
Scissors
A Paper Plate
Glue
Paint {We used Kwik Stix }
An empty toilet paper roll
2 squiggly eyes

Have your child cut the paper plate to become wings. Use scissors your child is comfortable with. They are never too young to develop scissor skills which are so super important when it comes time for school!

Next paint the toilet paper roll as a body. We used Kwik Stix because they are easy to handle and clean up. They are also super fast drying!

Paint the paper plate.

Glue the painted toilet paper roll in the center.

Add the eyes and paint on a small smile.




This was easy and fun to make with Harper. She liked getting to cut the wings and paint. I helped with the hearts at her request.

You might also enjoy this easy paper plate lion craft.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

7 Luscious Lemonade Recipes

Summer is near, so the time to stock up on lemonade fixings is now! I have 7 Luscious Lemonade Recipes to inspire your summertime sipping!




There is nothing like a glass of lemonade on a hot day. I found 7 awesome recipes that I can't wait to try. I think you are going to love these too. From the traditional twist of a strawberry version that promises to be easy to an unforgettable Lavender punch that tickles the taste buds in style.  I can't wait to hear which of these recipes you want to try first!

Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade
Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade
Easy Strawberry Lemonade
Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade
Lavender Lemonade Punch
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Blueberry Lemonade Punch

Making homemade lemonade is super easy to do! I have a few tips to help you make the best ever lemonade at home!


  1. 5 or 6 lemons will yield 1 cup of juice.
  2. Select lemons that are bright yellow and firm.
  3. Washing lemons after purchase will keep them fresher longer.
  4. Room temperature lemons will yield more juice than a cold lemon.
  5. Simple syrup is much easier for making lemonade than dissolving sugar.



Have you ever made a special lemonade recipe? I would love to hear about it to inspire my summer sipping!

We have a cute lemonade craft for kids that goes perfectly with homemade lemonade!
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Family Fun at Kalahari Resorts and a New Water-Slide!



We have a unique situation in the summer, all 4 of us are home together, free from the responsibilities of work and school. Making the months of summer stretch into the kind of fun that turns into memories to cherish forever, takes some careful budgeting and planning.

Planning a visit to an Indoor Waterpark is one way to make a splash with the kids. Lucky for us, Sandusky is just a few miles north and we can hit up Kalahari Resorts for family vacations in OH. Kalahari is nothing short of amazing. There are so many things to do at Kalahari Resorts that the entire family will have an unforgettable time.

Being in the Midwest, we are too far from the ocean to make a comfortable drive to the beach. Kalahari offers the solution for my family hands down. Let me tell you why:


While Kalahari is famous for its awesome waterslides, they offer so much more! From mini golf to an adventurers club, an arcade and a spa, shopping, and dining to name a few of the options for family fun in one location.



That is so appealing to me as a mom, the last thing I want to do on any given day is head out to relax and end up running all over town! At Kalahari Resorts you get to the resort, check in and explore without the car. This results in relaxed parents and happy kids!

There is a new waterslide at the Sandusky location this year, so make sure you head over to learn all about it and all of the fun that awaits your family under one roof!


Make sure you check out the See Sara Go page to check out some of our other adventures.



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Picking The Perfect Father's Day Gift

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Father’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s not just about appreciating the man who gave you the children in your life. It’s about helping your children to appreciate their father, and you can do this by helping them to choose the perfect gift for Daddy.
Whether you have little children or teenagers, you will likely be the biggest help when it comes to Father’s Day options. Choosing a present that is ‘just right’ isn’t easy, especially with all the other gift-giving events throughout the year. When you need a little help finding the right present, it’s always easier to go online and get some ideas, so check out our list of Father’s Day presents that will go down well in 2017:
  • Get crafty. DIY gifts are always appreciated from children because of the effort that goes into them. You get to help the little ones make something beautiful and they get to have fun. Dad can take the gift to work and proudly display it on his desk, even if it is a lopsided pottery pot! Crafts are a great idea for younger children, as they really feel a sense of pride for their creation, which rubs off on everyone around them.
  • For older children, looking for a gift can be difficult but they’ll know better what their dad likes and doesn’t like. A cross necklace or a personalised bracelet for the Dad who loves a little bling will always go down well, and older teenagers who have their own job will be able to afford the gift from their own pocket. These types of gifts are cherished as the effort put into them and affording them is huge, and that is recognised.
  • Watch Dad. See what he likes and what he loves. Ask him what he would like to have for his day and by watching him, you can really pick up on subtle clues about what would make him happy.
  • Gift cards are often a last resort gift for some, but this way, there is far more freedom for Dad to choose his own gift and know he didn’t pay for it. It can feel like an impersonal gift at times, but for the Dad who is difficult to buy for, it can be a relief!
  • Think about the gifts you have bought in the past that have been greatly appreciated. Was it a great suit or an experience day like these that brought that smile? Buying a similar gift isn’t a bad thing, in fact, if you know he’s enjoyed it before then you know he will again!
  • His hobbies should absolutely count when it comes to Father’s Day gifts, so go for gardening gifts, golf gifts and musical gifts if they’re what he loves the most. You can’t lose by choosing something he’s invested in!

Dad is a big part of your life, and the life of your children. A whole day dedicated to appreciating your Dad or the father of your children is a gift that cannot be wasted.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Home Sales- Importance of Digital Presence in Real Estate

Home Sales- Importance of Digital Presence in Real Estate
Over the years information has become more accessible and is instantly available when you go to one of the search engines online. Individuals who operate in a digital world often know what they want and want to get is as fast as possible.
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Real Estate and Technology
Real estate technology consists of mobile apps that brokers ad agents can use along with other types of technological innovations that make it possible for real estate professionals to give their clients information instantly. When you have access to the latest technological ways that you can use to reach your clients, you gain the advantage of increasing home sales in the rapidly moving digital era of real estate.
Online Accessibility
While some professionals in the industry may argue that online presence is not necessary, it can certainly be beneficial. Many home buyers are on the move and want to be able to search for properties easily and quickly.
There has been a significant increase in the number of property searches online since the advent of smart devices and the trend of online searches continues to grow. Boosting your mobile or digital presence would be a worthwhile addition to your real estate marketing efforts by ensuring that you are more accessible online.
Mobile Applications for Real Estate
  • Considering the number of listings that realtors have online, it is vital for them to organize their applications. Proper applications allow clients to set parameters and filter results according to prices, rooms, locations and other factors.
  • Real estate agents can update the preferences of their clients and manage backups. Protecting client information and data is easier with mobile apps and well-managed listings. This also helps to you maintain a competitive edge in the market.
  • Mobile apps are useful for helping professionals in the real estate sector give their clients the information they seek. With quality mobile apps, users can view virtually everything and carry out searches on a range of devices. Find New Home Sales Coach here.
Social Media
Social media continues to be part of people’s daily lives due to the accessibility of devices such as tablets and smartphones. This type of accessibility enables you to use different channels to strengthen your digital presence and boost home sales. More realtors are using social media effectively to increase sales through direct connections with both prospective and existing clients along with their real estate associates.
As social media usage grows, you need to be aware of how to maximize on the power of social networking platforms to develop your business and yield more leads. From live-streaming to business pages on platforms that market your residential properties, there are different social media tactics that can help you market your business.
Responding and Engaging on Social Media
Whether you write your posts or hire someone to handle your social media, posting and going away shows that you are not really interested in your client base. Engage and respond to your audience by replying to questions and comments, sharing and liking their posts. Social media is all about being social and interactive. You need to pay attention to feedback and acknowledge concerns. Being responsive on social media spreads brand awareness.
Bio

Mary Jones is a freelance writer who contributes research and marketing content for various websites and publications. She looks forward to the growth of internet platforms and their role in informing the masses. For more information about New Home Sales Coach, please visit the site.

What you need to know about Radha Beauty Cream right now

What you need to know about Radha Beauty Cream right now
People are looking for quick solutions that will get rid of their wrinkles, sunburns and crow’s feet. If you think, there is a dearth of products that promise anti-aging miracles and rejuvenation therapies; you are wrong. Millions of creams, serums, moisturizers and face packs guarantee these qualities. The question is- how many of them deliver?

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Apparently, there IS a dearth of reliable anti-aging products, which deliver their promises. Very recently, we have heard a lot about Radha beauty products and Radha anti-aging creams. People are going crazy to get their hands on this new, all organic line of beauty essentials. There is so much hype about Radha Beauty products all over the internet that it made us wonder is Radha beauty a scam?
What makes Radha Beauty cream unique?
Then we started doing our research and saw that there are hundreds of happy customers, who are amazed at the quick action of this cream. It contains no artificial fragrance; it has no fillers, parabens and artificial coloring. This turned out to be a dream come true for everyone praying for endless youth and amazing skin. It has over 20 components including rich, natural sources of Vitamins A, B, C, E and F. it has all natural moisturizing agents that also keep your skin hydrated, supple, firm and young. The best part about this cream is, it has all the components on its label.
It is vital ingredient: Retinol – this is the active form of Vit A. it helps keep your skin fresh and well nourished. Retinol has a classic exfoliating tendency. It keeps your skin clear, unclogged and detoxified. It also fills out the fine lines and removes the ingredients. It also reduces hyperpigmentation along with removing tan lines and sunburns.
  1. Vitamin E
  2. Vitamin B5
  3. Organic Aloe Vera
  4. Potassium Phosphate
  5. Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide
  6. Wildcrafted Green Tea
  7. Citric Acid
  8. Propolis
  9. Shea Butter
  10. Organic Jojoba OilOrganic Sunflower Oil
  11. Palm Oil
  12. Phospholipids
  13. Glyceryl Stearate
  14. Cetyl Alcohol
  15. Stearic Acid
  16. Kosher Vegetable Glycerin
  17. Phenoxyethanol
  18. Ethylhexyl Glycerin
  19. Xanthan Gum
The combined effect of these 21 components results in young skin that does not suffer the side effects of hard chemicals. Most modern skin care products include a peroxide or bleach-like chemicals that harm the melanin producing cells. The presence of steroidal compounds in products that promise skin whitening or hyperpigmentation removal is also not uncommon.
What is Radha Skincare all about?
The Radha Skin Cream does not make any such claims. The website promotes luxurious skincare that natural beauty of an individual deserves. This product is suitable for both men and women of every age. It aims at delivering all healthy nutrients that can promote the rejuvenation of damaged skin.  

Author Bio: Darcie Collins is a beauty expert and blogger. She has been working in this industry since the late 90s. When our readers asked us, "is Radha beauty a scam?”. She dived in to find out the truth!