The Best Ways to Protect Dinnerware


Dinnerware can last a lifetime but only if these items are well taken cared. Since dinnerware is also considered to be relatively expensive, protecting them can help save people a fair amount of resources as there is no need to have them replaced right away. Let us look at some of the best ways to protect dinnerware in an effort to help prolong their usage.


Keep Out of Children’s Reach

If you have children with you, you may want to store your dinnerware in hard to reach areas. It should be noted that kids are very curious in nature making them want to explore foreign objects such as dinnerware. You don’t want to have them broken and smashed as this can also hurt your child. For that matter, keeping them out of reach will definitely go a long way keeping both your children as well as your dinnerware safe.


Upgrade Your Storage Space


Dinnerware comes in different set of items making it necessary to have provided the appropriate storage space. Having dinnerware on top of each other can result to a few chips and scratches. You can avoid these issues by having them stored separately in an upward position. This is made possible by upgrading your storage space capacity. You can also consider using plate protectors such as place paper towels or paper plates between the dishes if you decide to stack up plates in a cabinet or storage area. Furthermore, be sure to stack them no higher than four as more than that can result to added weight and risk of chipping.


Effective Washing and Cleaning

Cleaning plays a very important role in keeping your dinnerware in good shape and form. For that matter, make sure that you are washing your dinnerware effectively. Also, you might want to ensure that your dinnerware is dishwasher-friendly like To prevent scratches or chips, you can try placing a towel along the bottom of the sink while washing them. A mild detergent along with warm water and sponge can help in keeping them clean. Furthermore, don’t forget to rinse them warm water and dry with a lint-free towel. You don’t want to store dinnerware that are still wet as this increases the likelihood of them having slipped from your hand.

Be sure to have your dinnerware always ready for use by keeping them in good condition. Consider the tips listed above and impress your guest or friends with your quality dinnerware sets.

How to Make Fun Parties with Photo Booth Rentals


Every time we hold parties whether it’s a wedding, a birthday celebration, or a graduation, we always aim to make it enjoyable and fun-filled. It should also be entertaining and more enjoyable for the guests. And it’s because of this that we do a lot of planning before the set date and simply make sure that everything is taken care of. It can be easy to add fun to any party through renting a photo booth in Raleigh, North Carolina (



Such photo booths are great for weddings and they allow guests to enjoy as much. These booths are completely loaded with different features and props that guests can use. These booths can make sure that the guests will have fun and will leave the entire event smiling.


The following are some of the reasons why photo booths are now in demand:

• With photo booths, you won’t experience any kind of restriction or disturbance while you enjoy taking pictures. This means that your guests are totally comfortable to do anything they want.

• You don’t really know what people are really up to until they get into the photo booths. The booths can bring out your guests’ creativity regardless of their age and nature. Be sure that they can make the best out of it.

• It’s the best way for you to see the fun side of the guests you invited for your occasion. You can easily see their crazy expressions that can bring out the laughter in everyone. In the end, you will be able to have funny poses, silly faces, hilarious videos and pictures, and other creative expressions that can last for a lifetime.

• There are a lot of editing options which you can enjoy from a great photo booth to develop the quality of the picture. It’s possible for you to add dates and quotes on the pictures and give them to the guests for them to remember the special day forever.

• Photos that are produced by the booths are all in high resolution and print quality. You can give them as return gifts to your guests and they will be forever thankful to you for the great experience.

• You can play the videos in slow motion too. You can let everyone present their rolls with great laughter. You would love the reactions of the people over such slow motion videos. It’s possible for you to replay the videos on the provided screen for everyone to enjoy.

Grow Zucchini in the Home Garden: Plant This Italian Squash in Your Own Backyard

It wasn’t too terribly long ago that zucchini wasn’t very plentiful and it was called green Italian squash. Somewhere along the line someone found it was really easy to grow and could be used in a variety of culinary dishes, both savory and sweet. During the 70s and 80s you could pick up a zucchini just about anywhere; in fact, many people were trying to get rid of them as they grow rather prolifically.

Interestingly enough Zucchini is a part of the cucumber and melon family. The type we are most familiar with is a variety of summer squash that was developed in Italy. Most varieties are long and cylindrical in shape but some zucchini types grow round like bowling balls. The color is usually green with or without stripes and some varieties are more yellowish or have cream or yellow colored speckles.

If you are looking for something really easy to grow that you can share with friends and family, this is the vegetable to plant in your garden. Don’t bother trying to start seeds in pots in the early spring. Zucchini grows fast and you can plant seeds directly into the garden spaced about 20 inches apart. You can also plant about 5 seeds in a small hill and space hills about 2 feet apart. Be careful how many seeds you plant. Six plants will give you enough to feed a family of four and still have enough to give away.

Zucchini grows on bushy almost vining plants so give it plenty of room to grow. You can also grow the vines up a trellis; just be careful how big you let the fruit get as it will tend to get very large, very fast and pull the trellis down. Zucchini will put forth blossoms, some of which will be female and some male. The female blossoms will have small balls at the end where the blossom meets the vine. This is where the fruit will grow. The males do not have these but they are very important to have. Without the male flowers pollination won’t take place as easily. If you see double the number of male blossoms than female blossoms you can pick some of the male ones off to encourage more blossoms that you hope will be female. Bees are needed for pollination. They take the pollen from the male flower to the female flower. If there is little bee population, which seems to be a big problem these days, you may see your female blossoms drop off the plant.

Zucchini has a few insects that can cause problems. They are leaf miners, aphids, cutworms, squash bugs, and cucumber beetles. If you see bumpy leaves or your leaves look like they are being eaten or turn brown and fall off, or if the plant looks as if it has been eaten off at the ground level or the plant just seems to be rotting away – you have one of these insects. Go to your local nursery and they will provide you with information to rid it of the pests. Just make sure the product used doesn’t kill bees.

Common diseases are downy and powdery mildew (leaves get a white substance on them). Again, your local nursery can help.

Do not plant your zucchini next to other varieties of squash such as summer squash, spaghetti squash or pumpkins. They will cross pollinate.

Zucchini does not like to totally dry out so keep soil moderately moist. Leaves will begin to wilt in drought conditions. However, make sure the soil is dry before watering.

Zucchini should be harvested when the fruit is 6 to 8 inches long. Any bigger and the fruit will not be as tender. If one gets away from you and hides under the leaves becoming as big as a baseball bat, it is no use. Just discard it as there will be no flavor. Remember, the more fruit you harvest – the more fruit will grow. If you want the plant to slow down, just leave a few fruit on to grow larger.

Fresh Zucchini is most desirable but freezing is probably the best way to preserve for cooking. Shred zucchini without peeling it and place it in a colander. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can and place 1 or 2 cups in freezer bags. This will keep for about 3 or 4 months.

Zucchini is probably the most satisfying crop you can grow. You will rarely be disappointed. You can find out how to use your homegrown zucchini in savory or sweet dishes.

This entry was posted on July 11, 2017, in Health.

Yoga Press Release

The Ultimate Yoga Guru, Paula Smith Launches a New App to Defatten Australia

Melbourne, MEL – 15 April 2017

Australian Ultimate Yoga Guru, Paula Smith, who shot to fame with her successful DVD, “Curve Kibootz”, is launching a new fitness app called “Yoga For the Soul”. The app is modeled around a specific sequence of Yoga exercises based on set breathing patterns. The app keeps tracks of daily activity, weight loss, muscle building and toning. Based on how long a posture is held for, the app calculates the user’s progress and change in muscle tone.

Paula Smith is the owner of the YouTube channel “Yoga With Paula Smith”, that has over 2,000 videos ranging from meditation, light yoga, power yoga, to hot yoga. She has over three million followers on youtube and over four million followers on Instagram and Twitter. Ousting Dean Jack as the national fitness Guru, Paula has won over the Australian hearts to emerge as the fitness expert Down Under.

“I want people to become the best versions of themselves, both physically and mentally. Mental health is as important, if not more, as physical health. Meditation protects our mind and body from the ill effects of the stress and strain we encounter in our daily lives. Followed by Yoga, our body is stretched and exerted in all the right ways, to achieve a state of healthy existence. Yoga is an ancient art of exercise, and hence supremely accurate and perfect in its ways. It does not pose any threat of deformation or injury that other newer forms of exercise may pose.”

Paula first started her fitness channel when she herself decided to get fit. “I had a troubled childhood, hence mental and ill health consequently followed me into young adulthood. I was obese, and on anti-depressants when I met Yogi Shri Ram Das.” Tired of her unhealthy lifestyle, Paula traveled to India at the age of 22. She spent two years in an Ashram in Haridwar where she cleansed her mind and body by practicing the ancient Indian art of Yoga and meditation. “I took away a lot of the program. It is now my soul aim to help others take away good health from it as well.”

About Paula Smith

Born in Melbourne, Australian, Paula is a world renowned fitness expert. In addition to extensive social media following, she has also written books on Yoga, Meditation, and mental health. Paula writes a blog on her daily fitness activities and holds live discussions with her followers on Facebook and Instagram. She has a fitness studio in Melbourne where you can go to get training from the Guru herself.