Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lever Card - YouTube

I love crafting, especially paper crafting.  I saw this video a couple of weeks ago and said as soon as I get up and walking, I am going to start back crafting by making this card.

Check it out:


Also, you should really visit . It's very helpful and every paper crafters love! Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The World of Whisks

Since I have been recovering from my injury, I have been really getting into cooking.  I have noticed that cooking is like crafting, you need certain tools to make your task complete.  I have always been curious about the "whisk".  Growing up, the only whisk I knew about was the basic balloon whisk.  I remember growing up watching my mom use this for her baking and scrambled egg needs.  
Ballon Whisk
So, what is the purpose of the balloon whisk?  From what I researched, it's good for making air into bowls of egg whites and cream.  For example, I saw my mom use it for cake batters and whipped creams.  You can also use it for dry ingredients to break up large bits in flour, baking powder salt, etc.  This can eliminate the use of a sifter. And I must admit, I love those and think that every kitchen should have one.

I have researched and came across some of the most interesting whisks.  Some of them are used for certain types of preparations.  So on that note, I found a site that should be helpful in providing knowledge about whisks.  You can also make a purchase or find one you like and see if you can find it at your local department/cooking store.  Check out Fante's "Which Whisk is Which?" for more information on types of whisks.

Little known cooking history fact:  Did you know that Julia Child made the balloon whisk famous?  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Effects of High Heels - YouTube


We love our heels!  Yes we do!  But we have to be careful.  Check out this video with some helpful tips to help keep our feet in good condition.  But... flats can be sexy too.  

Monday, May 20, 2013

How to find the right bra size - YouTube


As many of us know, it is very important to have a good bra on.  Many of us wear bras that's too tight, too high in the back, etc.  So here's a video helping all of us out on how to find the right bra.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Aloe Vera Face Mask (How to Guide)

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I wanted to share with you a dilemma I am having.  Since being injured, for some strange reason, my face has broken out really bad.  I wash it daily, but never needed to use face wash, creams, etc. unless I wanted to.  But now... ooow weeee!  Can you say "hot mess"?

I remember as a teenager, my mom swore by aloe vera.  She would make me drink it an put it on my face.  It worked!  It heals, as well as, soothes the skin.  Soooooo, since I am having this skin dilemma, my mom went to one of my favorite health food stores located in Livonia, Michigan, Zerbos, to get my Aloe Vera Juice.

Have you ever tried using Aloe Vera on your face?  Want to try an aloe vera mask?  Well try this before you go to bed and let me know your thoughts:

You will need the following:

  • Aloe Vera juice or leaf
  • 1/2 tbsp Milk or milk powder 
  • 1 tbsp of sugar


  1. Mix the milk and sugar together until it's not grainy.
  2. Pour in aloe vera juice, at least a 1/2 tbsp, or find a leaf that has a good juice juice amount. 
  3. Stir/mix contents.
  4. Spread on face and do not leave on for more than 10 minutes.
  5. Use a wet washcloth to remove.
And you are all done!

To find out Aloe Vera benefits, click here.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Will & Monifa: Jay Leno's Pumpcast News Internet Sensations


If you haven't seen this, STOP what you are doing and check it out.  Trust me, I have known Monifa since elementary school and known Will for a couple of years via Facebook.  This is how they are! 

Enjoy and share with others.  This will truly make your day, especially if you watch it more than once. LOL

If you want to follow them on their journey, join them on their Facebook page at .

Will and Monifa Sims on Facebook

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons

I love, love, love the asparagus and eggplant combination!  I call it my "meat and potatoes" when I am on my "clean eating" vibe.  I found this easy and less than an hour recipe on the Food Network and let me tell you... yummy to your tummy!

You can make adjustments to the recipe to fit your taste bud needs.

Total Time: 43 mins.
Prep: 15 mins.
Inactive: 5 mins.
Cook: 23 mins.

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy ((( I LIKEY!!!)))

1 large or 2 small eggplants, unpeeled, cut into 12 (1/2-inch thick) slices
16 medium asparagus spears (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed to 5-inch lengths
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

For the vegetables: Place a grill pan over medium-high heat, or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the eggplant until tender, about 4 minutes each side. Grill the asparagus for 3 to 4 minutes, turning occasionally until crisp-tender. When cool enough to handle, cut the asparagus in half crosswise.

For the filling: In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, basil, Pecorino Romano, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

To assemble: Place 4 slices eggplant on a work surface. Spread each with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture. Line 4 pieces of asparagus, side-by-side, on top. Place another slice of eggplant on top and repeat the layers. Top each napoleon with a slice of eggplant and place on a small baking sheet. Bake until warmed through, about 10 minutes, and serve.

Cook's Note: If the eggplant slices dry out in the oven, drizzle with olive oil before serving.

Per Serving: Calories: 288; Total Fat: 19 grams; Saturated Fat: 11grams; Protein: 19 grams; Total carbohydrates: 13 grams; Sugar: 5 grams; Fiber: 6 grams; Cholesterol: 62 milligrams; Sodium: 457 milligrams

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Welcome to my humble spot!

Greetings Cyber World!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  This blog promises to touch your heart with warmth, love and laughter.  There's never a dull moment in my life!  Trust me!

Today marks 1 month I have been confined to my home, especially my bed after fracturing my left foot.  I basically tripped and my foot went backwards fracturing both my ankles.  Can you say oober ouch?!

For the past month, I have been exploring different crafts, exercise, food and travel via online and television.  It so much in the world we will never experience, but if we can just explore and touch on a portion of it...oh how full our lives will truly be!

On that note, please visit often to explore the world of food, crafts, and travel!

Let's matriculate to another domestic level!

Your Domestic Friend,