Oh Life!
December 9, 2016

It’s understandable that, as the holiday season approaches, you might get stumped on what to get that special someone in your life. Well, if they’re a deer hunter, then this guide might be of some use. Throughout this guide, you’ll find several unique gift ideas that are perfect for deer hunters and other gun enthusiasts, and should at least provide you with some inspiration to come up with your own gift ideas. Perhaps most importantly, all of these gifts have been chosen for their value, ensuring that they’re not overly expensive for those that are shopping on a tight budget.

Custom Accessories

While it’s easy to assume that a gun enthusiast or deer hunter might just want another gun, that’s obviously a prohibitively expensive gift idea. Instead, though, why not invest in some of the other accessories associated with guns? For instance, if the deer hunter in your life has a AR-15, maybe you could get them some quad rail covers from a company like Militaria Press. There are plenty of companies out there that also offer customer paint jobs for their rail covers, allowing you or your significant other to really express themselves creatively through their rail covers. Of course, you don’t have to just get rail covers. You could also just as easily get someone a holster, a target sight, or any other accessory commonly associated with guns.

Clothing

When you were a kid, the worst gift you could probably receive was socks. But, for the average deer hunter, this can be a welcome gift. After all, traveling through the woods can be an arduous process, especially if you don’t have the right clothes for the job. By getting them a nice pair of warm hiking socks, you can ensure that they always remain comfortable, no matter how deep into their hunt they might be.

Depending on how serious your significant other is, these gifts might not be enough to scratch their itch, but at least they’ll show how much you care. If you’re looking for other ideas, simply follow along with the intent of these gifts and you should be able to come up with your own. For instance, if they already have hiking socks, what about pants? The key to any effective gift is to put yourself in the recipient’s shoes and try to come up with something that you’re confident they’ll enjoy.

December 7, 2016

I have always been prone to cold weather and have frequently seen myself catching the cold during the sudden change in climate. This, in fact, happens more during the colder months of the year. I am pretty sure that a number of you are going through the same kind of sickness like mine when it starts getting chillier.

Food is known to affect the immune system to a very large extent. So in the last couple of years however I started ensuring that I introduce certain immunity-boosting food items to my regular diet, which you could probably d o too. is known to affect the immune system to a very large extent. So in the last couple of years however I started ensuring that I introduce certain immunity-boosting food items to my regular diet, which you could probably d o too.

Garlic, I think are magical. It does not just cure the cold, but it is also capable of boosting and strengthening the immune system.

They contain antiviral and antibacterial properties, which stimulates the immune cells and increases antibody production. It also has antioxidant properties. Be it pulses, gravies, bread, and even sauces, you add can garlic to almost anything!

Another good source of antioxidants and immune boosting nutrients are colorful berries, which are a good source of vitamin A and C. So what I usually do for my breakfast is add a handful of mixed berries to my morning cereal or on top of my pancakes!

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, which I usually don’t compromise on to. While having my bowl of cereal every morning, I log in at Rehab bingo, to play a quick game or two of bingo, before I start my day. Click here to know more about Rehab bingo.

I also make a gracious use of oats and other whole grain cereals like wheat rye, barley with breakfasts.I usually cycle down till my workplace, but since it’s getting chilly these days I make sure I never forget my woollies!

November 15, 2016

When you think “Asian food,” you probably don’t expect butter to enter the recipe. But crab meat undoubtedly pairs well both with butter and the light, foamy texture of Chinese bao rolls. These decadent bao buns are perfect for bringing to a potluck or for treating your sweetheart to a romantic dinner at home. If you’re looking to save yourself a trip to the store by ordering fresh seafood online, Francesca’s Favorites has plenty of options to choose from. Try pairing this indulgent treat with dry champagne for those extra special occasions.

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Bun ingredients:
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar

Crab filling:
4 lbs uncooked crab claws
3 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp sweet onion
3 tbsp Sriracha
Black pepper to taste

Prepare the buns:

1. The bao buns are going to take quite some time to make, so you should prepare these first. In a mixing bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar. After about five minutes, you’ll see the yeast start to foam as it activates. Once this happens, stir in your vegetable oil, water, and cream.

2. Combine your flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Once they are thoroughly sifted together, mix these dry ingredients with your wet ingredients. Mix with a spatula until your dough becomes tacky.

3. Add a little bit of flour to your dough and knead it until it’s nice and smooth. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a towel and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 2 hours. It’s ready to work with once it appears to be twice the size of the dough ball you started with.

4. Once your dough is ready to work with, separate it into equally-sized ovals that are about 3 inches across.

Cook the filling:

1. Steam the crab in a large pot for 5 minutes.

2. Transfer crab claws to a separate dish so they can cool. Once they’re ready to handle, you can remove the meat from the shells and cut it into bite-sized pieces.

3. Melt the butter in a pan, then add the lemon and Sriracha sauce. Stir together, then add the crab meat. Cook this for about three minutes.

Steam the buns:

1. Flatten the dough ovals you made before and distribute the filling evenly between each of them. Gather the edges together and give them a good twist and pinch at the top to seal.

2. Line a steam basket with perforated parchment paper and steam the buns for 7 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

November 5, 2016

It only takes a simple slip and fall to knock you off your feet for a few days or longer. When the snow starts falling, you should immediately think about what you can do to keep both yourself and your family safe. Icy spots can lead to falls that cause your spouse to break his or her arm and other injuries that can keep you out of work. Make sure that you know what to look for and what to do to keep your whole family safe this winter.

Check for Icicles

Icicles hang down from your roof and the top of your porch. While those icicles might look harmless, they can do some serious damage. One can come loose and hit you hard enough to cause a concussion. You should take the time to break those icicles off your roof. If the icicles keep coming back, consider installing heating cables on your roof. These cables work with any outdoor outlet and produce enough heat to melt any ice or snow in the surrounding area. Heat cables can also stop the freeze-thaw cycle that can damage your roof.

Lay Down Salt

It’s important that you lay down salt on any icy or slick surfaces outside your home. Buying from bulk rock salt suppliers ensures that you have plenty of salt on hand for the whole winter. When you buy in bulk, you don’t need to worry about rushing around to fine salt later in the season too. Put an even coating down on any ice or snow that you see. The salt will slowly melt those patches and reduce the risk of your family members slipping and falling. You can use salt on your porch, patio, sidewalk, walkway and even driveway.

Watch for Black Ice

Black ice is one of the most potentially dangerous problems that you can come across in the winter. Though it looks harmless, a patch of black ice can send your car into a spin and lead to a serious accident. Always keep your eyes firmly on the road, and make sure that there are no distractions in your car. If you do hit a patch of black ice, turn into the skid to reduce your risk of injury and to keep your car from spinning out. Knowing what to do and what to look for can keep your whole family safe this winter and beyond.

November 5, 2016

Remodeling the kitchen or the bathroom doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are a few things that you can do that will change the look of each room and bring out a bit of your personality without breaking the bank. Get free quotes today from contractors who are ready and willing to help you with your overall design so that you know what to put the most money into and what to leave alone until there’s more money in the budget.

Talk to the contractor about doing both rooms at the same time instead of coming back to do a different room. Sometimes, contractors have materials left over from other jobs that they can use in your home, saving you money and giving you a beautiful look in the process. An example would be the flooring. You might not think that you could afford anything but a simple tile, but if the contractor has better flooring in surplus, then you might be able to snag a deal.

Keep the retro design of the kitchen and bathroom, such as a stainless steel sink, and only replace the surfaces. This will save a good bit of money as sinks and items of the same nature can be a little more expensive than getting only cabinets for the room. If the bathroom has a pedestal sink, consider keeping it in place while installing a small cabinet underneath the sink to give an update while adding to the storage in the room.

There might be some things that you can do yourself when you’re tackling a remodeling project, but some of the bigger jobs should be left to a contractor. At times, the contractor might cut you a deal if you can do a good bit of the smaller details on your own. One of the things that the contractor could do is the flooring and drywall, leaving you with the painting and decorating in the way that you want the room to look. Painting can cost a lot of money as it can sometimes stake a few days depending on how many coats of paint you use and the kind of paint as some take longer to dry than others.

September 12, 2016

trumpet

Are you buying a trumpet for the first time? For those of you have no idea how much does a trumpet cost, the things to look for in a good trumpet and the basics and the things to consider, I found a website that provides guidelines for first time buyers like me. My son is learning how to play and recently joined the school band. At first, my husband and I didn’t think he would be serious about this, but we can see that he is pretty determined to learn so, we decided to buy him his own trumpet. I’m glad I found this site because it made things easier for us.

September 12, 2016

Is it just me or does anyone of you have an idea what a gamago is? I’ve been looking all over the internet trying to find out what this stuff is all about. All I know is it has something to do with music. I have no idea if this is a musical instrument, an accessory or a brand. If you do know, kindly share it through your comments and I would appreciate it. TIA!