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|Posted on January 6, 2012 at 10:50 PM||comments ()|
Share your thoughts,ideas or comments on the questions listed!
1) Do you celebrate Valentine's day? Why/why not??
2) Do you agree that Valentine's day signifys love & affection??Why??
3) Does true/unconditional love exist?
4) Why do we fall in love?
6) What do you want for your Valentine's gift this year?
|Posted on September 7, 2011 at 12:21 PM||comments ()|
A chocolate massage is far more than some luxurious relaxing therapy !
beneficial for the skin and is a must for any bride to be.What it can do
to skin cells is simply amazing. While chocolate spells disaster for
dieters it reacts quite remarkably in an opposite manner when applied
on the skin!
The effect of chocolate on the skin is similar to caffeine and produces
a slimming effect on the body which helps burn fat and diminish cellulite.
Another surprise is that chocolate therapies are anti-aging as chocolate
has Glycerides which deliver moisturizing lipids and fats to plump and firm
the skin. This firms and moisturises the skin resulting in that dream come
true baby soft skin.
Moreover chocolate therapies improve skin texture as chocolate
contains various Minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium that are
necessary for healthy cell growth & renewal.chocolate therapies
simultaneously have tremendous psychological benefits as it’s pure
aroma triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that produces a
euphoric sensation similar to when one first falls in love it is a very effective
anti-depressant, stimulating and energising as it lifts the spirits of
One spin off physiologically is that as consequence chocolate
has a calming effect thereby reducing stress & releasing muscles for a younger,
relaxed appearance thus reducing the appearance of Stretch Marks, Fine Lines
& Wrinkles too.
Fibre, essential fatty acids, proteins, glycerides, polyphenols, manganese,
phosphorus, potassium, plus additional vitamins, all found in chocolate combine
to create very real and visible results. These are particularly pronounced in
mature skin but is a highly effective preventive and maintenance rendition for
young skin especially for individuals aged 25 years and above.
It comes highly recommended as a pre-bridal therapy! :-)
These therapies are effective and have a significant impact on improving skin
texture and softening it. These improvements last from anywhere between one
and a half months to two months from a single session ! !
|Posted on August 15, 2011 at 8:51 AM||comments ()|
Every girl loves a good surprise. You want to do something so special
that your girlfriend will never forget the generosity and pure
unselfishness that you have given her.
1) A surprise that every girl loves is sending flowers to her work.
this is a gift that will always catch your girlfriend off-guard.
It will bring her great joy and pleasure being able to show her
co-workers how special and thoughtful her boyfriend is.
2) Think about your girlfriend’s interests. If she loves music,
reading, or watching movies, think about different events around your
city or town that you could take her to.She will appreciate the fact
that you are keeping her interests in mind and that you are truly
listening to her needs, her likes, and her interests.
3) If you don’t have a lot of money lying around, do something simple by slipping a love note or a famous romantic quote into your girlfriend’s purse, coat pocket, briefcase, book bag, or shoulder bag. When she finds these cute, romantic notes she will smile and think about how special your relationship is and how perfect you two are together.
4) Every year there are many different types of conventions and special events that take place in most cities around the country. If your girlfriend loves arts and crafts, surprise her with a road trip out of town to a hobby and crafts show. Not only will you be giving your girlfriend a romantic day filled with fun conversation during your road trip but you will be taking her to an event that you know she will go “gaga” over.
5) So, you found out a local Animal Show is coming to town. Your girlfriend loves pets and animals and even occasionally volunteers at various animal shelters around the area. You both will feel so full of joy; you will feel happy seeing how happy she is and she will be happy just being around all of these creatures that she absolutely loves and adores. You can’t lose!
6) Surprise her with an all-day shopping trip. Let her pick the location of where she wants to shop, tag along, and even though you may loathe shopping, enmesh yourself into her world and you will learn to enjoy it just as much as she does.
7) If you want to keep the mystery in your relationship, putting together a scavenger hunt is the ideal way to keep the mystery and surprise her with a wonderful romantic ending to the hunt. Start by placing clues on the bathroom mirror, the front door, or even on the windows of her car. Giving her little clues to this romantic ending will keep her in suspense all day and will make her anxious to get home to you to find out what this big romantic surprise is. Once she figures out all the clues, end the all-day hunt with a trail of rose petals, a candlelit dinner, and sensual massage.
8)If your girlfriend has a spare key lying around to her car, show up at work and fill it with balloons that have special notes inside of them or even flowers or rose petals. She will absolutely love it and will most likely rush home after work to embrace you and cover you from head to toe with kisses.
9)Show up where your girlfriend works around the time she would go on her lunch break and either bring lunch to her or “kidnap” her away from her job to take her out for a surprise lunch. This will definitely brighten up her day and will relieve the stress she has endured throughout the morning.
10)Just be there for her. This is the biggest surprise that any guy can give their girlfriend. Knowing that your girlfriend is going through a difficult time with family, friends, or their jobs. Since most guys aren’t sensitive to the needs and challenges their girlfriends are going through, just being their for her will be the most satisfying and the most rewarding surprise.
Hint Hint!!!! The ones in yellow top my list!!!!! :-)
|Posted on July 28, 2011 at 9:12 PM||comments ()|
Whatever the reasons, cheaters give monogamous men (the majority) a bad name.
Why They Say They Cheat
Here are 9 excuses guys give for doing the extramarital mambo:
1. She ain’t what she used to be.
Like Adam, the typical man can’t resist the temptation of riper fruit, especially if the woman in his life has let herself go. “If she got lazy or gained weight or just doesn’t take care of herself, a guy will start looking at other women.Therefore, women who want to keep their men on a short leash need to take a “good, hard look in the mirror and men should do the same. He might be a complete nimrod and still be demanding perfection from her. “It’s the typical double standard.”Guys should also make an effort to rediscover the spark at home. “Make her feel pretty, even if you’re lying,” he advises. “Tell her how beautiful she is and how much you appreciate it. It will make her feel sexy and she’ll want to make you happy.”That attention can lead to a more satisfying sex life, agrees Sue Johnson, a professor of clinical
psychology at the University of Ottawa.“All the evidence shows that when [women] feel safe and connected, you’re better at taking care of your partner.”
2. No one loves a ball buster.
Perhaps nothing will drive a married man into the arms of another woman faster than a nagging wife.“She’s like a mosquito,” Santagati says. “He doesn’t want to have sex with her; he wants to [swat her away].”The more viable option: hot sex with a more “understanding” woman.
3. She just doesn’t “get” me.
Men who cheat say they don’t feel understood by their mate. But it’s not always the woman. Mostly they’re either angry or afraid to connect.“It’s easier for men to go outside the relationship than work it out with their partner, “We see this ‘triangulation’ a lot.”A deep-seated fear of intimacy can be hard for some guys to overcome. And they’re more likely to cheat again, especially if they don’t go to couples therapy.
4. It’s the thrill.
Most guys who have affairs are getting in touch with their inner caveman:
They like to play with fire. “It adds a level of danger,” “and danger adds to the excitement.”By keeping surprise and sizzle in your sex life, a woman can keep the home fires burning so hot that her man won’t have any reason to cheat. Men also cheat because of fear, loneliness or anger.
5. Blame it on the “hunter.”
Often, married men who cheat can’t quite explain their motivation. They just find themselves compelled to bust out of their day-to-day routine in search of something new. It’s a primitive instinct that dates back to their role as hunter and gatherer – only this time, they’re hunting and gathering new women.
Women can protect themselves by getting wise to this behavior early in the relationship – and getting out."Ladies find out more about a man’s dating history by watching how he acts in a room full of gorgeous women."If you can’t rein him in when your romance is new, you’ll never control him down the road when your life together is more settled. “The first three months are critical”.
6. Biology, baby.
“It’s the biological nature for men to be with as many females as possible”.
“Once we’ve seen a woman naked several times, it becomes commonplace. It doesn’t matter if you’re Jessica Alba or Sienna Miller, we become accustomed to your body and want to experience something different – different lips,
different body types. Men are only monogamous because they realize that love and friendship are more important than getting laid.”
7. It’s just sex.
For most guys, sex and love are two entirely different things.“Men actually believe that, ‘They can still love my wife and want to have sex with other women.’That rationale allows guys to cheat guilt-free, with one notable exception:“Any guilt that a man has after sex isn’t about the sex itself, it’s about the consequences. “Will she be a stalker? Will my wife find out?"If a guy is in a committed, monogamous relationship, he should ask himself one question before he cheats: Is it worth it? He should consider the worst-case scenario, meaning that his wife finds out and is now brokenhearted. Is it worth it?”
8. Not tonight, dear.
Let’s face it. Men want more sex than women. So when their partner is tired from wrangling kids all day and unwilling to try new things, even the most loyal hubbies get bored and go looking for nookie.More sexually permissive men who don’t have equally adventurous partners are also more apt to wander.
9. Because we can.
Thanks to the Internet, it’s easier for men to cheat anytime, anywhere… while they’re watching TV or on the laptop in bed next to their sleeping wives. “We’re not talking about penis and vaginas”.“Cheating is defined as anything that breaches a relationship contract.”“That includes “sexy communication
and flirting that’s kept secret from your partner.”
Forgive and Forget?
Whether your man is having sex online or in a hotel room, should you take him back? “We think of people who betray us as cads, bad people, immature”. “But most are normal folks who get lost in not taking care of themselves and their marriage.”And if you forgive and forget, could he cheat again?
Despite guys’ excuses, the decision to cheat or stay faithful isn’t something women can control. “You can't make someone cheat any more than you can make someone drink or abuse you.”
Will He Cheat? Rate the Risk
It's thought that about 60% of men cheat on their partners - and 70% of wives don't have a clue. Is your guy ever-true... or a sneaky cheat?
|Posted on July 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM||comments ()|
Most people who claim to love someone don’t really love them,
because they don’t know what love actually is. What is love NOT?
•Possessiveness is not love
•Jealousy is not love
•Lust is not love
•Fear is not love
•Keeping people all to yourself is not love
•Expecting something from someone is not love
Real, true love is unconditional. All other “kinds” of love are not really love.
Most parents and kids don’t love each other, most people in relationships don’t love each other, most people on the planet never experience unconditional love in their entire lives… or at least it sure looks that way.
So, how does unconditional love fit in with relationships and marriage and sex and all that stuff the whole world keeps going crazy over? It doesn’t, really. It doesn’t “fit” in anywhere. Relationships are like trying to put love into a box and keep it there, except love is infinitely sized, and the box is… well, there is no box large enough. And a normal, conventional marriage is quite possibly the worst possible way to show someone how much you love them.
Unconditional love is more of a spiritual thing. It’s not bound by physical things, like blood relations and the desire to procreate. It has nothing whatsoever to do with sex. Most people are in relationships because they’re horny and/or lonely, even if they genuinely think they love the other person. But if the person they “love” suddenly lost their “equipment” for whatever reason, would they still want to be with that person? Would they get jealous if the person they “love” wanted to spend time with other people as well? Relationships based on needs are not unconditional.
In order to truly understand love, you must first forget everything you have ever learned about it from society and anyone else (including what I just said). You are the only person who can tell you what love is. The only reason I’m writing all this stuff is because people always try to fit “love” in with things like dating, relationships and marriage and all that. You can’t make any sense of it if you keep doing that. You have to get rid of everything you think you know first.
|Posted on May 17, 2011 at 1:42 PM||comments ()|
1) Handmade Jewelry
2) Bottle of Wine ("or few") LOL!!!!
4) Candles and candle holders
5) Framed Photos
6) Homemade baked Goodies
7) A good movie....YUMM!
8) Movie gift certificates
9) Bath products
11) Digital key chain
12) Birthstone rings
13) Mini herb gardens
14) Personalized stationary
|Posted on May 3, 2011 at 11:05 AM||comments ()|
1 Dark Fudge Chocolate cake mix
8 oz Canned Peaches in syrup
1 Cup Coconut rum
1/4 Cup Oil
1 Sachet Nescafe (3 in 1)
1 Container Cool Whip
How to make it:
|Posted on May 3, 2011 at 10:23 AM||comments ()|
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
4 medium sized sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
3 Tablespoons pure honey
Non-stick spray for baking
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Rinse and pat dry. Place in mixing bowl and add olive oil, salt and parsley flakes.
Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray. Spread sweet potatoes onto baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle pure honey over sweet potatoes. Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and place in serving dish.
The award winning movie, "The Secret Life of Bees" tells the story of 14 year old Lily (Dakota Fanning) and her tragic life in South Carolina in 1964. This film also stars Jennifer Hudon as Rosaleen and Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, and Sophie Okonedo as the Boatwright sisters who are beekeepers. This is a bittersweet film that takes you through the lives of these beautiful ladies. Our recipe for Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes is an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of potassium, vitamin C, B6, riboflavin, copper, pantothetic acid and folic acid. And, they are delicious Honey! Using pure honey adds just the right touch of sweetness. Your family and friends will appreciate this healthy and delicious sidedish!
|Posted on April 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM||comments ()|
The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle -
Why not I with thine?
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea -
What are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
|Posted on April 22, 2011 at 4:44 PM||comments ()|
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
1 Whip the cream to soft peaks, then refrigerate.
2 Combine the chocolate, butter, and espresso in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not simmering, water, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool until the chocolate is just slightly warmer than body temperature. To test, dab some chocolate on your bottom lip. It should feel warm. If it is too cool, the mixture will seize when the other ingredients are added.
3 Once the melted chocolate has cooled slightly, whip the egg whites in a medium bowl until they are foamy and beginning to hold a shape. Sprinkle in the sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
4 When the chocolate has reached the proper temperature, stir in the yolks. Gently stir in about one-third of the whipped cream. Fold in half the whites just until incorporated, then fold in the remaining whites, and finally the remaining whipped cream.
5 Spoon or pipe the mousse into a serving bowl or individual dishes. If you wish, layer in fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours. (The mousse can be refrigerated for up to a day.) Serves 5-8, depending on the size of the servings.