Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EMBRACE THE COZY LOOK

EMBRACE THE COZY LOOK

EMBRACE THE COZY LOOK by beautify11 featuring gold shoes

EMBRACE THE COZY LOOK
Nope! Legging its not old news
its the cozy look
and its coming back strong,
Seen on runways under skirts, dresses , shorts and sweatshirts
add the right shoes you are cozy and comfy.
Do not back away from your legging
See what you will pair it with and how you will style them.

Ladies do you like to wear leggings?
(I know I do)


Leather dress
$140 - hush-uk.com


White long sleeve dress
shopethica.com


Superdry long t shirt
$25 - thehut.com



J Brand blue legging
$105 - vestiairecollective.com




Ralph lauren boots
$275 - rebelle.com



Nine West gold shoes
lordandtaylor.com

Monday, January 16, 2017

GREAT FINDS



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It feels great when you shop and find
great finds to share because
they work and are reasonable.

Here are some of the GREAT FINDS

The Healing Candles
With White Lavender
Natural Soy Candles
It relaxes the mind and the scent
just puts you in a stress free mode
I got this in Walmart
for 5.95 
It burns cleanly and slowly perfect
to place when taking a bath or in any
room you relax in.

Dye Free Fragrance free
I felt like I was in a field of Lavenders.


 BURT'S BEES
Radiance
Facial Cleanser
Its also a great makeup remover
it remove any excess leaving your skin
feeling beyond soft and clean.
You could find in any drugstore
I found it in Walmart for 8 Dollars
so worth every penny.

Swisspers
Mini Blending Makeup Sponges

Love to use to apply my concealer under my eyes
it blend well and make it easier to apply hard reach
area like the corners.
This was around 3 dollars for two not bad
find here



Ladies and Gentleman had you found a Great Find ? If so share

Friday, January 13, 2017

PORK CHOPS IN GRAVY SAUCE


A perfect Fall or Winter dish
that will please every family member and friends.
The creamy gravy thick enough to give the right
texture and tender pork chop you could literally
only eat with a folk they will break apart no need
for table knife.

Here is my recipe
PORK CHOPS IN GRAVY SAUCE

INGREDIENTS

1 Package of Pork Chops (1 pound)
6-7 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 Tsp of each
Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
Garlic Powder
Paprika
1 Medium Onion

INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE GRAVY
1/4 cup of All Purpose Flour
3 Tablespoon of Butter
2 Cups of Beef Broth
Pinch of Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper

GOOD TO KNOW
Prefer to bake your pork chop
than yes you could do that method
for this recipe
Preheat oven at 350 degree
place season pork chop in a baking pan or cookie sheet
bake for 25 almost done
(keep in mind will finish cooking with gravy)

DIRECTION FOR PORK CHOPS
Season meat and add 6-7 Tablespoon of 
Vegetable Oil to a fry pan.
Cook Pork Chop 5 Minutes on each side
Place on a plate
Continue cooking until you done
Drain  fry Pan or use a different fry Pan
Add slice medium onion
cook until translucent.
Remove from pan place on top of cook pork chops
Meanwhile add 3 Tablespoon butter and 1/4 cup of 
all purpose flour stir to make a roux (Thickener)
 into add the two cup of beef broth stir until
it thicken place cook pork chops and cook onions
back to the pan.
Cook for additional 15-20 minutes
or until the gravy thicken and the pork chops are tender.

Serving Suggestion
Rice and Corn like you see here
or
Mash Potatoes and Broccoli 


Fried Pork Chops

Gravy continue stirring until it thickens

Place cook pork chops and cook onion
back to pan

Cook until gravy thicken and pork chops become tender


ENJOY




ALWAYS BEAUTIFY YOUR PLATE!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FAUX FUR FOR STOLES

FAUX FUR FOR STOLES

FAUX FUR FOR STOLES by beautify11 featuring a faux fur stole
FAUX FUR FOR STOLES
A trend I have to thank the designers for bringing back
love this look only as faux fur.
Use it as a cozy fur collar
or drape them diagonal
over a dress or shirt that
does not have pattern.

Ladies how do you like Faux Fur For Stoles?



Long shawl
$285 - shrimps.co.uk


Faux fur scarve
$82 - selfridges.com


Miss Selfridge faux fur stole
missselfridge.com


Leith tie scarve
nordstrom.com


Coast fake fur shawl
$39 - johnlewis.com


Miss Selfridge faux fur stole
$16 - johnlewis.com

Monday, January 9, 2017

REVIEW JIMMY'S COATING UNLIMITED INCORPORATED

Painters in Gastonia NC
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A home its where your heart is.
So when it comes to making it yours
it starts with painting.
Do you agree?
Painting could change instantly a look
of a home from exterior or interior.
The good thing about painting its
you could change it when ever you like.
The first thing you have to consider
its which direction you prefer to take
painting it your self or hiring a professional
so much to consider right.
Here you will read and hopefully will find helpful
when you are ready to paint your home.
Let start with, What route I will take?
Always a professional due to time
and since I like the job to be done right
that its my preference.

TIME OF YEAR TO MAKE CHANGES
PAINTING ALWAYS HELP.


Ask Yourself Before Getting Started
Before getting started what are your requirements
for instant How much painting will you need to have done?
How difficult is the task?
Are there vaulted ceiling?
 Its the home complex?


WHAT TO LOOK FOR BEFORE HIRING A PROFESSIONAL PAINTER
1- How long the company been in business.
(consider in hiring someone with more than 2 years experience
Knowledge its very important)
2- Do they listen to your wants and understand the result you looking for
(See if they have swatches and images of prior work)
3- Price
(An estimate should be written and confirm before
having the company starting the job)

4- Do they have Employees or Subcontractor
(Their is a big difference employees will have
liability Insurance Coverage cover by the company, 
A subcontractor should have their own always ask for proof)

5- Does the company or subcontractor has a state licensed
(This is important they also should be able to provide proof)
Must be legit

6- References
(Its good to know how other feel about the company and how
well they did the work they requested)

7- The painting company should do what agreed upon
and should accept the amount agreed upon.
( Taking in consideration if customer change their mind in color
or want to add an additional work)

8-Guarantee 
(Does the company offer any reputable contractor )

9- Get Bids
(Get as many if not in rush or a least 2-3)


10-Bottom line you will not know how great they are until
the job is done.
(keep an eye how they prep if they take their time and do not
cut corners you will know the result will be exceptional)

GOOD TO KNOW
Some residential painters may or mat not
required to obtain a license or be part of a union.
Beware of using low end paint from cheap painters
Written proposal its important
make sure it explicitly state the quote price
is for all labor, paint, and materials.
Another thing to consider
The payment terms are explain and are acceptable
with the special requirement if requested
for example scraping,sanding, caulking, are they included in
the proposal agreement.

CHOOSING COLORS
This all depends on you
what you want and like.
Some Company may give suggestions.
The bottom line it will come down
to what you want for your home.
Keep in mind you have to live in it and see it 
everyday so pick something
that blend well with your style.

Here are some swatches and wall 
Paint from Sherwin Williams
That I chose for my home.
Outerbank
All the bedrooms

Accessible Beige
Living space like Living room, Hall and
Dining room Kitchen it is an open concept
also use for laundry room and all bathrooms.

I had a specification wall which
divide the Kitchen and Living room
I choose 
Shenandoah Taupe
I have an open space which 
its pretty difficult to choose
colors that blend well and flow.
With the help of Jimmy's Coatings Unlimited
I got that accomplish and you could
see the shade on top of this image
and wall how it goes well together.


My goal since I like neutral colors its to get colors that are chic
and will go well with any color furniture I have.
Yes, its good to keep this in mind because
it will be costly to change the wall after
you just got them painted.
I did get the result I want
more like Breige 
Gray and beige
I could not be happier.

ANOTHER TIP
See how the swatch look
with day light and night
consider your natural lighting
North, East, West, South
Night and Day
also with the room lighting.
It might look completely different
Example below.

DAY

LATE EVENING

This Company Jimmy's Coating Unlimited
Located in the state of North Carolina
Its the company I hire to paint my home
and I was please with their professionalism
and how devoted Jimmy was with what I want
and how satisfy I will be.
His model Customer Happiness Comes First.
A Company that goes far and beyond for their
customer its the company you want to consider in hiring.

I hope you found this helpful
Its in my opinion and experience.
I highly recommend.
If you live out of state call and find out
if they will go to your state to do the work.
Jimmy's Coating Unlimited Incorporated.
They paint interior and exterior
They also do
Stucco Construction
Wood Finishing
Custom Paint Finishing
Paint Removal
Pressure Washing
Deck Cleaning
Deck Staining
Deck Maintenance
Wall Paper Removal
Cabinet Restoration
Door Painting
Dry Wall Installation
Dry Wall Repairs
Visit this link to see more of his work
project.
https://porch.com


Ladies and Gentleman when it comes to painting your home
do you hire a Professional or Do it Yourself?

Friday, January 6, 2017

RATATOUILLE RECIPE MODIFIED

It's important to show how
to modified a recipe
with what you have in the pantry.
Get ingredients that are close enough
to recreate a recipe is the key.
In this case I took
Ratatouille by Martha Stewart Recipe
to show you how I modified it
to what I have in my pantry.

HERE IS MARTHA STEWART VERSION


Martha Stewart One Pot Ratatouille Recipe Ingredients

1 Can 28 oz Whole Tomatoes Peeled
6 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Eggplant Dice into 1 inch cube
1 1/2 Teaspoon Coarse Salt
2 Onions Dice
1 head Garlic Clove (smashed and peeled)
2 Bell Pepper Seeded and Dice
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Large Zucchini (Dice)
1 Bay Leaf
2 Sprigs Oregano
2-3 Tablespoon of Red Wine

JACKIE'S MODIFIED RATATOUILLE RECIPE 
1 Can 28 oz Dice Tomatoes
6 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Eggplant Dice
1 Egg
1/2 Cup of Bread Crumb
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Onion Dice
2 Garlic Clove Slice
1 12 oz Roasted Red Pepper 
 (drain, chopped)
1 Zucchini Slice
1 Bay Leaf
1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
3 Tablespoon Vegetable Broth
2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
2 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper


DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven 350 Degree
Pour the 1 can 28 oz Dice Tomatoes into a baking 
casserole prep with non stick spray
add 2 Tablespoon of olive oil
Place in a preheated 350 degree oven
bake for 25 minutes until it thickens

(Martha Stewart Version you have to break the whole tomatoes
add olive oil bake for 30 minutes in the same oven temperature)

One eggplant cut into dice add salt and pepper
drain in a colander
let it sit for 20 minutes
and squeeze out the excess water.
Add into the egg mixture
and Bread crumb
Fried into a sauteed pan with 1/4 cup of 
Vegetable Oil
Until golden brown drain and set aside

(Martha Stewart Version cut the eggplant into 1 inch cube
and the rest the same)

In a pot add 4 tablespoon of olive 
1 onion dice and 2 garlic clove slice
cook until translucent.
Add the 1 12 oz Roasted Pepper drain and roughly chopped
Season 1 teaspoon sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Add the cook Dice Tomatoes
Cook Bread Crumb Dice Egg Plant
 and  One Zucchini Slice
1 Bay leaf
1 Teaspoon of Dried Thyme
Cook  on medium to high stirring occasionally 
Until mixture comes to a simmer
reduce heat partially cover
cook until veggies are tender
about 15 minutes
add
2 Tablespoon of Vegetable Broth
1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper 
and Serve with rice

(Martha Stewart Version 2 large Onion dice and Head of Garlic
Clove Smashed and Peeled and She use 2 Red bell pepper and Whole Tomatoes
 and 2 Zucchini 2 Sprigs oregano, 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Martha serve it in a bowl)

JACKIE'S LIST OF WHAT INGREDIENTS WERE CHANGE AND AMOUNT
1 28 0z of Dice Tomatoes instead of Whole Tomatoes
I Coated The Eggplant and Fried it  Instead of adding as is
I use 1 zucchini Slice instead of Two Dice
1 Onion instead of Two
2 Clove of Garlic Slice instead of a Head of Garlic
Dried Thyme instead of Sprigs of Oregano
Vegetable Broth Instead of Red Wine Vinegar
I serve it with White Rice Instead in a Bowl

It taste delicious and I as well as my guest enjoy it.

STEP IMAGES

Bread Crumb Eggplant

Fried and Drain Eggplant
 Sauteed One Onion and 2 Garlic Clove Slice
Salt and Pepper

Cook Until Translucent

1 12 oz Jar Roasted Pepper 

Add Cook Bread Crumb Egg Plant

1 Bay Leaf and Dried Thyme

1 Zucchini Slice

1 28 oz Cook Dice Tomatoes

3 Tablespoon Vegetable Broth

FINAL RESULT

Serve with White Rice
 ENJOY


I hope you understand the concept how to modified a recipe
to what you have in the pantry.

ALWAYS BEAUTIFY YOUR PLATE!!!