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Friday, December 9, 2022

Embracing Your Curves Through Shapewear


  Wanting to embrace your feminine curves but not sure how to? Well, the first place to start is with the clothes you wear. You want to make sure that you’re dressing right for your height, size and shape. As well, choosing colors that go well with your skin tone, eyes, and hair is also something for you to take into consideration. All of this adds to your final look, allowing you to embrace your curves with confidence. In this blog, we are going to explore how shapewear can further assist you in showing off and being proud of your body. Let’s get into it. 

Versatility

 Shapewear is an extremely versatile fashion option, depending on how you want your body to look. There are now so many different shapewear styles on the market, as well as a number of newer brands, such as SKIMS. To name a few of the choices out there, you have dresses, control panties, waist trainers, and many more. This means you decide what you want your shapewear for - it could be to lift your breasts, cinch in your waist, or enhance your rear end. There is a shapewear item for each and every individual! It doesn’t need to just be for special occasions under an outfit either. Shapewear has come a long way in the past few years and is now stylish enough to be worn on its own or layered. All-in-one bodysuits are prime examples of this and are becoming all the more popular. 

Figure-hugging

 One of the best things about shapewear is it hugs your figure in all the right places. Whether you’re wearing it under an outfit or as more of a centerpiece, you are sure to find a piece that flatters your curves. Each piece is different but you can get items that serve a specific purpose, with waist trainers, sculpting, and control options. So if you want to give your stomach a flatter appearance, a core control shapewear brief could be the answer you’re looking for.

Smoothing

 Not only does shapewear enhance your silhouette, it also gives the illusion of a smoothed-out figure due to the compression properties it provides. This should help your clothes to hang better on your body. This is ideal for you if you have any lumps or bumps that you want to appear sleeker. 

Comfortable

 You’ll be snug as a bug in a rug when you’re wearing your shapewear! With tight cozy fits that don’t restrict your body due to the stretchiness of the material, you’ll feel more comfortable than ever. Your body will be secure and in place with plenty of support in the right places. As well as this, it’s so comfortable that it can be worn at home as loungewear or even in bed as pajamas. Its tightness means that you’re not jiggling or sagging - with your shapewear on, you’re able to relax and decompress, unlike when you have tight jeans digging into your stomach. 

 Ultimately, you know what looks good on you and what you like. Shapewear is just something that you can use to give yourself a boost and make you feel all the more confident in your skin when you leave the front door. 


Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Heart Of 5000 Blankets Will Encourage You To Give To Others

 Inspired by a true story, 5000 BLANKETS will encourage you to give to others. Find hope this holiday season when you see 5000 BLANKETS in theaters.


 How do you react when faced with the impossible? Our world is filled with plenty of people who are going through tough times. From the hungry to the homeless to the broken heart to those struggling with depression, mental illness, and more, so many people need to know that others care. You may be reading this and be the one who is struggling. You may be reading this and asking "how can I help?"

 The will to serve others may be in your heart but you may be feeling overwhelmed with your own struggles, so you do nothing. You look the other way when you see someone in need. Then one day something transforms your heart to serve the people around you. 

Many thanks to Sony Pictures for providing a sample of the product for this review. My opinions are 100% my own.

It's incredible what can happen when you transform your heart to serve the people around you.

Catch 5000 BLANKETS exclusively in theaters for two days only! December 12 & 13. 5000 Blankets is a must-see movie that will encourage you to give to others. This movie may give you the hope you need this holiday season. This movie was one that I enjoyed watching and it touched my heart in so many ways.

Synopsis: Inspired by a remarkable true story, 5000 BLANKETS is filled with hope and highlights the power of family and faith. When her husband has a mental breakdown and goes missing, a woman and her young son set out to find him on the streets, sparking a movement of compassion towards those in need and inspiring a city.

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Prayers are excellent tools but that is just the start of it ~ we need to reach out to others. We need to realize that we can not do things on our own, we need to join together with others, or as my pastor says ~ " We don't do life alone."

Buy tickets today to see 5,000 BLANKETS exclusively in theaters on December 12 & 13 only!

 Through the struggle of losing her husband, a woman and her son become friends with a couple of homeless people. This helps them learn about the needs of the homeless. They also learn to see beyond their problems and realize that a simple act of kindness of giving a blanket to someone can go a lot further when given with kindness and compassion.

With the help of her son, the church, and the community, they start collecting blankets. They start a mission to keep the homeless warm. This is what led to the organization called Philip's Wish, an organization that was founded by a little boy who saw a need in the world and decided to do something about it. 

Watch the 5,000 Blanket movie trailer here https://www.5000blanketsmovie.com/about.php

Watch 5,000 Blankets, the film inspired by the incredible true story, exclusively in theaters for two nights only on December 12 & 13


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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Yummy Treats Every Foodie Will Drool Over

 


When it comes to food, there's always something new and exciting to try. It could be the best plant-based sunflower cheese spread or the latest tasty snack. If you enjoy treats and are looking for some inspiring suggestions, read on. In this article, we've compiled a list of some of the most delicious and drool-worthy snacks that'll tantalize your taste buds.

CNY Goodies

 The Chinese New Year is a great time to celebrate and eat with friends and family. There's Ang Ku Kueh which are sweet rice flour cakes, and they come in various colors and fillings. These traditionally feature red bean paste or mung bean paste. You'll often find them wrapped in banana leaves too. Pineapple Tarts have a flaky crust with a sweet pineapple jam filling. Bak Kwa involves thin slices of pork jerky marinated in a sweet and savory sauce.

 You may also wish to check out Mung Bean Cake and Kueh Lapis. If you research CNY goodies online you can access free delivery deals or collection arrangements, and same-day deliveries (subject to terms and conditions). If you're looking to buy something as a gift you could choose a pineapple tart and Kueh Lapis bundle pack.

Something With Nutella

 Nutella is a chocolate and hazelnut spread that's been enjoyed for literally decades. It’s loved by many people around the world as a delicious alternative to traditional chocolate spreads. When it comes to snacks featuring Nutella, there are endless possibilities. You can use it as an ingredient in desserts (such as cupcakes with Nutella frosting) or a Nutella-stuffed French toast breakfast sandwich.

 You could also go for something slightly healthier like oatmeal bars with Nutella swirls or homemade granola with chunks of Nutella mixed in. Alternatively, keep things simple and just enjoy some fresh fruit slices dipped into creamy Nutella dip. No matter what your preference is, you can easily whip up a tasty snack featuring this delicious spread.

Something with Cheese

 Many foodies love cheese, and it makes a great topping for just about anything. There are plenty of savory snacks out there to indulge in. You can go for something like a classic grilled cheese sandwich made with your favorite type of cheese. Or you could try a baked Brie topped with honey and nuts or some cheesy garlic bread slices. If you’re feeling creative (and more hungry), you could even make a delicious homemade macaroni and cheese dish. From simple recipes to more elaborate creations, there are plenty of options featuring cheese.

Some other snack ideas include:

     ~ Cheese balls rolled in herbs

     ~ Crispy cheese straws

     ~ Cheese and bacon puff pastry twists

     ~ Mini quesadillas

     ~ Prosciutto and brie crostini


Something Sweet

 For those with a sweet tooth, chocolate mousses can be an indulgent delight. They're creamy and rich, as well as providing a burst of flavor. A great way to make them extra special is by adding fresh fruit toppings such as blueberries or raspberries. Another decadent treat is crème brûlée - a deliciously creamy custard topped with crunchy caramelized sugar. Topped off with a dollop of cream or ice cream, it’s sure to tantalize the taste buds.

 The classic cupcake can never go wrong and you can choose from different flavors like vanilla or lemon (and top it off with delicious buttercream frosting). These cupcakes can be decorated to appeal to the eye. You could add a few sprinkles, fresh fruit, or nuts for an extra inclusion of texture and color. Scones are also a delicious treat, paired with clotted cream and jam for a taste sensation. Finally, no sweet treat list would be complete without ice cream sundaes. Layer up ice cream flavors with caramel or chocolate sauce, topped off with whipped cream, chopped nuts, and sprinkles.

Something Healthy

 They say that if it tastes nice it must be fattening, but that's not always true. If you're looking for something sweet but still healthy, try frozen banana ice cream. All you need is a couple of ripe bananas and a food processor or blender. Peel and chop the bananas, then freeze them on a tray or plate. Once they're frozen, put them in the blender with a splash of milk (almond or cashew work best) until smooth and creamy. For an extra kick, add your favorite toppings like nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes, or cinnamon.

 You can also make crispy baked apples as another healthy option. Core two apples and slice them into thin slices before laying them flat onto a baking dish (lined with parchment paper). Drizzle honey over them and sprinkle them with cinnamon before baking. These make for the perfect snack when you're craving something sweet but don't want to pile on the pounds.

Try Some Salad Options

 Salads make a great snack or side dish. You can easily take them along to picnics, BBQs, and other outdoor events. Think beyond the typical iceberg lettuce, carrots, and tomatoes. If you’re feeling creative, add some fresh fruit to your salad - such as strawberries or blackberries. You can also go for different types of greens like spinach, kale, and arugula. Add a sprinkle of feta cheese and some crunchy nuts like almonds or walnuts. Drizzle it all with a light olive oil vinaigrette dressing and you have a delicious salad that every foodie will love.

 For those craving something more savory yet still healthy, why not make a warm quinoa salad? Start by cooking the quinoa according to the package instructions. Add roasted squash diced into cubes or slices of bell peppers for color and crunch. For flavor, you can add diced red onion and some fresh herbs like basil or oregano. Drizzle it all with a light olive oil-based dressing to finish off the salad.

 You may also wish to learn about s'mores dips, berry trifles, chocolate-dipped bacon, and ice cream cone cupcakes. If you research well and follow the instructions you'll be delighted with the results. Both you and your family or friends will enjoy these snacks and be keen to eat more in the future.



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