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Home Made Lumpia Recipe

I love these things. They are fantastic for a party dish or just Wine O’clock nibbles.

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How To Remember Someones Name

 

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Now this is good to know because I am so bad at this. I so like to remember peoples names that I have met and embarrassed when I don’t.

Here is a few handy hints.

When you meet someone new at a party mostly their name just slips from your mind.

There is usually no harm in asking them to repeat it and these tips will ensure you won’t need to.

 

1. When you first hear their name, repeat it. Use it in a question or check you’ve got it right. saying it out loud early on will help you commit it to memory.

 

2. Experts say a good trick is to make a verbal or visual association. Picture the persons name written on their forehead, or use a rhyme (Big-shot Scott) or alliteration (slurring Scott) to make it memorable.

 

3. The key factor is your attitude. The main reason we forget a name is because we’re distracted, or not actually very interested in learning it. So if you make a conscious decision to try and remember someone’s name, chances are you will.

4. Another way of finding out someones name,(Use this method many times)  that you have forgotten  is always say to your friends  that if you don’t introduce them to someone  its because you cannot remember their name. 

I tell my friends to say ” My name is ……….. you need to excuse my friends manners and yours is?”

Thats a win win as you get to find out their name without having to embarrassingly ask them.  You should know and your friend will not get annoyed with you thinking they are not important enough to be introduced to that person.

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Dancing party on the Train – Perth

You could call this dancing the trip away. So cool every train trip should be this way. Keep those heads out of the smartphones and having fun with each other. You never know who you might meet.

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My Fav’s From Facebook ToDay

How cute are these to make for a girls birthday party.
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The words speak for themselves
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Sugars Found In Tequila May Protect Against Obesity And Diabetes

This is great news for me as I love Tequila. Nice to know that with every shot I may be improving my health.

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This is an article that I read on the Foxnews.com I believe it will be of interest to some.

Tequila shots may do more than lighten the mood at a party; the drink may be beneficial for your health as well.

According to researchers from Mexico, natural sugars derived from the agave plant, called agavins, greatly protected a group of mice against diet-induced obesity and type 2 diabetes, MedPage Today reported.

In a new study presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) annual meeting in Dallas, mice were distributed into seven groups. One group received a diet of plain water, while the other groups received water supplemented with either aspartame, glucose, fructose, sucrose, agave syrup or agavins.

The mice that consumed agavins showed a reduction in food intake and weight and a decrease in blood glucose levels. These findings were similar to the control group that received standard water.

Because agavins act as dietary fibers and do not raise blood sugar, the researchers believe the ingredient could be used as an alternative sweetening agent.

“We believe agavins have a great potential as a light sweetener,” Mercedes G. López, of the Centro de Incetagcioan y de Estudios Avanzados, Biotechnology and Biochemistry Irapuato, in Guanajuato, Mexico wrote in the ACS abstract. “They are sugars, highly soluble, with a low glycemic index and a neutral taste…This puts agavins in a tremendous position for their consumption by obese and diabetic people.”

The alcoholic beverage tequila is made from the blue agave plant, primarily around the Mexican city of Tequila. However, Lopez noted that agavins are not widely available and not as sweet as regular sugars.

To read More on this article go to Foxnews.com

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Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

I copied this from my husband’s website Sexcigarsbooze.com
What a fabulous idea. Not only healthy but will give you a spark as well. I will be making this for my next party that is for sure. I love jello shots

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Celebrate the start of summer with strawberry margarita jello shots.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

2 lbs. of Strawberries
6 oz. of Margarita Mix
1 Cup of Tequila
2 oz. of Tripe Sec or Grand Marnier
3 oz. Strawberry Flavored Jell-O
Sugar and Limes (for garnish)

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Prepare the Strawberries
Choose the largest strawberries that you can find. Wash and dry them. Cut the bottom part of the strawberries so that they can stand upright. Then, cut the top part off of the strawberries.
Using a melon baller and scoop out the inside of the strawberries very carefully without punching any holes or breaking the strawberries.

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Make the Strawberry Margarita Jell-O

Boil 6 ounces of margarita mix. Place the strawberry Jell-O in a bowl and add the boiling margarita mix. Stir well until the jello dissolves completely. Add the tequila, tripe sec or Grand Marnier and stir.

Refrigerate the Strawberries

Refrigerate the Strawberries

Place the strawberries on a plate and fill them with the strawberry margarita jello. Put the plate in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least four hours or until firm.
Leave any remaining strawberry margarita jello outside the refrigerator. You might need it to refill some strawberries that leak.
Note: Some strawberries will leak. Just wait until the initial jello sets and then refill the strawberries with more jello. Any spilled jello on the plate can be scooped with a spoon.
I copied and pasted this from my husbands website Sexcigarsbooze.com
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Garnish the Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

Rub the rim of the strawberries with a lime wedge. Dip and rotate them in sugar to coat the rim. Garnish with key lime wheels.

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ENJOY!

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Water Balloon Luminaries

Water Balloon Luminaries
A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries.

You Will Need:
High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)
Party Balloons
Double Boiler
Cookie Sheet

1. Fill a balloon with tepid water.

2. Melt your wax. Optimum working temperature for this project is 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Try to maintain this temperature for your wax while working by keeping it on a double boiler.

3. Slowly dip your balloon into the wax to just below the water level in the balloon. Warning: Do not dip the balloon into the wax past the water level. This could cause the balloon to pop.

4. Hold the balloon in the wax for a few seconds, and then slowly lift it out of the wax. Dip the balloon a few more times, allowing some time between dips to let the wax cool.

5. While it is still quite warm, carefully set the balloon down onto a piece of paper or a cookie sheet, making sure it is level. This will create a flat bottom for the luminary.

6. Dip your balloon a few more times until it is the desired thickness. A good target thickness is 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch.

7. Set the balloon on the paper or cookie sheet again and let it cool.

8. When the wax is completely cooled, hold the balloon over a sink or bucket, facing away from you. Carefully pop the balloon with a skewer or knife and let the water drain out. Throw away the balloon shards.

9. To level the top of the luminary, heat a cookie sheet on the stove and place the luminary top-down onto the hot sheet and carefully melt the edges until it is level.

10. Place a tea light or votive inside the luminary and burn on a candle holder in a dark area.

Here is an example of these luminaries when using dye.

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