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3 Ways to Store Coffee Beans

3 Ways to Store Coffee Beans

Whether you have a kitchen cupboard or a fridge, there are many ways to store your coffee beans. For instance, you can place them in an airtight container or place them in a zip-lock bag. In this blog post, we will cover 3 of the best ways to store coffee beans so that they stay fresh and provide you with the best possible taste experience. For more great coffee tips and reviews, head on over to our friends at Bushy Beard Coffee.

Airtight container

Having an airtight container to store coffee beans is one of the best ways to ensure the freshness and taste of your coffee because keeping your coffee beans in an airtight container will protect them from light, moisture, and temperature extremes.

There are several different types of containers, but the best ones are lightproof and airtight. You can also find containers that feature a seal that locks the coffee in without letting moisture seep in.

We prefer containers that are made from glass or stainless steel as they tend to be more durable and offer better safety while not compromising on the flavor.

An airtight container to store coffee beans also helps you keep them fresh by locking in oxygen. This is really important because oxygen breaks down the flavor of coffee, and it accelerates the deterioration of the beans.

Some of the coffee lovers we speak to swear by canisters that come with replacement filters whereas others prefer the simple locking mechanism. At the … Read the rest

Businessman in suit

A Diamond in the digital rough – Heritage and Tradition, while looking good at the same time!

While sailing on my binary boat around the great wide waters of the web, I found myself on a remarkable little site that I found so interesting, that it’s driven me to write a blog post about it!

I was searching for formal shirts for my husband (it’s his 47th birthday next week and I wanted to get him something special) and I found myself on the website of Gibbs Menswear.

This remarkable shop sits in a little sleepy town in the north-east of Scotland called Inverurie. It sounds like a lovely little place, but sadly I have never had the pleasure of being (although Scotland is on my list of holiday destinations!)

What is really remarkable about this site, is the fantastic range of outfits and shirts available to purchase online. Apart from fantastic prices on a lot of really great items, what really struck me about this company is that they seem to really care about the history, heritage, and tradition of the clothes they sell.

The site itself has a treasure trove of information for those that are willing to do a little digging. For those that are interested you can learn about all the different types of tartan they stock in their kilts, and wools they use in their knitwear.

I had the singular pleasure of speaking with the store’s owner, Barry, when I phoned the number on the site to find out more information.

Not only was Barry a total gentleman, but he was … Read the rest

Why Its A Good Idea To Buy A Used Car

With most people still recovering from the recent global recession that affected many economies across the world, car dealers and manufacturers have shifted their interest into more innovative car selling schemes. In a bid to attract more customers and remain relevant in the field, they have increased the number of used trucks and cars for sale in their business. This is because people have learnt to be more frugal and only buying products that have long-term benefits in their lives.

The beauty about investing in used trucks is that, some of them are only few months old and bear the same features as those brand new ones in the showrooms. Think about getting more value for your money! Why would anyone overlook buying used cars a half of its original price, and it’s only six months old? The sale of used cars for sale has proved to be offering an extra saving power to most car owners.

With the advent of the internet, accessing information about these used cars on sale is now easier and faster than ever. All you need to is to key in the words “used cars for sale” on some of the leading search engines like a Google and hundreds of classified ads will pop up. To avoid online scammers, however, you should take your time to do a deeper background research about your online dealers or websites of choice and their corresponding classifieds before discussing any deal about their used trucks for sale.

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Why We All Need A Steam generator Iron

The steam generator iron is growing in popularity across the planet because of its ability to deliver consumers excellent results in a short amount of time – and for a reasonable cost. This posts highlights the reasons why buyers choose steam generator option over the regular iron:

1.A Steam Generator Iron Will Help You Get Your Ironing Done Quicker

A steam generator iron will help you cut your ironing time in half because the steam coming from the boiler tank is much hotter and under higher pressure compared to the steam output from traditional irons. This means that the generated steam can penetrate deep into fabrics. What this means is that you will not have to stand for hours , ironing the front and back sides of a garment and this will, of course, save you a lot of time. Also, with a steam generator iron, the delivery of steam means that less gliding is required back and forth on a garment. So, when considered together these 2 factors can amount to a significant time saving. Therefore, if you find that you always have loads of laundry then investing in a steam generator is a must!

2.Steam Generator Irons Will Bring A Professional Finished Look To Your Clothes

Having alluded to the power of the steam, the steam emerging from a steam iron is highly effective in getting rid of wrinkles and creases in clothes. Again this can be put down to the ability for the steam to infiltrate deeper fabrics. With the use … Read the rest

Is That Guru I Hired Really A Social media Expert?

There’s been a series of running jokes recently among a few of my blogging friends with social media as the punch line. It seems everyone these days can call himself an expert. All you need is a website, some Twitter and Facebook followers and the ability to regurgitate information. Add in a snazzy infographic and you’re golden.

It’s so tempting to do. You spend enough time figuring out how to navigate all the social networking platforms, read scores of articles online about what’s trending and suddenly you say to yourself, “I can set up a shingle in cyber land and shovel a load of this techie crap as well as the next guy.” Who’s going to stop me?

The reality is that there are a boat load of self-proclaimed experts out there that are either not very good or don’t know a whole lot more than the rest of the Internet trolling public about social media. I keep thinking to myself how they all make a living.

If you’ve been wondering how to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, look no further. There are tell tale signs that the person you think is an expert actually is not.

1) Uses an AOL email address

Let’s face it, communicating via an AOL address is like saying to the world, “I lost track of what’s new on that thing they call the Internet back when Saturday Night Live was still funny.”

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Makeup For Glowing Skin

When I sat down to write this blog post, I promised myself I wasn’t going to use that silly phrase and say I’m ‘all about that base‘, but I can no longer deny it: I really am all about the base. The part of my makeup I like to take plenty of time for, is without a doubt applying foundation, concealing blemishes and dark circles and hoping my 10 minutes of hard work stays put all day with some help of a setting spray. I briefly told you about my makeup routine before, but today I’d like to give the two star products in my foundation routine their moment in the spotlights.

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat is the foundation I’ve been using almost exclusively since August. At first I didn’t get along with it; the product wouldn’t set properly and started to look patchy on my chin in no time. Luckily, as the temperatures dropped after a hot July, it would last on my skin all day with a thin layer of powder and a setting spray on top. Le Teint Touche Eclat is a light to medium coverage foundation with a dewy finish. I like to apply one layer and cover up any blemishes with concealer, but you could easily build up the foundation if you wanted to. The main reason why I adore this product is because it instantly makes my skin look glowy and healthier. Didn’t get enough sleep? Pow. Le Teint Touche … Read the rest

Why I Love WordPress

One of the most popular blogging platforms on the internet is WordPress. I use it on this site. It can easily be added to your domain. This will allow you to make blog posts and customize your website within minutes. WordPress is popular because of the plugins and themes that can be used. This blogging platform will allow a novice to create a full featured website rapidly, regardless of their prior experience. For some, WordPress is preferable because of how it can help websites rank higher in the search engines. Here are the top WordPress SEO strategies that I have developed in conjunction with my web designers, Azzurro Blu that you can use to help you achieve top rankings using this blogging platform.

An Overview Of WordPress

WordPress is a free content management system. It is very easy to add it to your domain. Once you have purchased a domain, and you have changed the name server, you can add this domain to your web hosting platform. By going into cPanel, you can create the email address for your website, and also install the WordPress blogging platform. After it is installed, it is accessible through a username and password that you will set up. This will allow you to access the WordPress control panel. Once inside, you can make changes to customize the way that your website looks. You can also add content that will be SEO optimized.

How WordPress Helps With SEO

There are several reasons why WordPress is … Read the rest

Some Natural Cures For Stubborn Acne

Just ask anyone who has ever suffered from acne and they will tell you that one of the most annoying things is when you have tried lots of acne treatments but none have worked and you feel completely at the end of your tether. You know, it gets to the point when you start to think that you have tried every cream, applied every lotion, and taken every supplement in a vain attempt to make your skin better. But you’re still not seeing the results. In some cases, people have tried over-the-counter medications while, in other situations they may have used topical treatments, but the fact remains that the matter what kind of treatment they have tried if they didn’t achieved the results they needed, then they start to feel as though the condition will never clear up. So, if you’re one of those people who are running out of patience with your acne then here are some great natural acne treatments which may just help.

Try a natural cleanser

You may not know this, but it’s actually very easy to create your own natural cleansers which are gentle on your face but tough on your acne. If you’re looking for cheap, but effective ways to cure your acne then here are some simple tips I have picked up over the years.

  • Try using pineapple juice mixed with baking soda to make a home-made mask. Believe it or not but this is actually very effective and has the added side-effect of being a
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Your Morning Routine Sets The Day

How often do you jump out of the bed, get ready and rush out the door to work or getting the kids off to school? It may only be a few minutes from my house to my workplace at 99 City Road in the heart of London but most days, I still struggle to get there on time.Do you often feel stressed and constantly on the go or even behind in everything you have to do?

Your morning routine plays a big part in how you handle the day and often determines how the rest of your day will go. If you can create some quiet time in the morning, to ease into your day, you’ll be better equipped to handle what life throws at you. Starting your morning with quiet time won’t make all your troubles go away and it won’t prevent the day from trying to tackle you, but it will give you a better foundation and a better mindset to deal with the problems and issues that come along during the day.

Try getting up half an hour earlier, especially if you have children and need to get them up, dressed and out the door for school. By having some quiet time to yourself, you set yourself up to handle things better. If you’re the kind of person who hits the alarm, jumps out of bed and immediately has to get everyone else in the house awake, your morning time probably feels hectic. Just getting half an Read the rest

Home Builders Are Now Targeting The Senior Market

Home builders are currently facing a rapidly emerging demographic that has forced the housing industry to begin shifting away from traditional forms of real estate development into methods that cater specifically to the needs of seniors. According to the United States Census Bureau, 100 million U.S. citizens, or a third of the countryandrsquo;s population, will be 50 years or older by the year 2018. Many of these seniors and retiring Baby Boomers are now starting to transition from larger homes in which they have resided for years into more manageable accommodations. Consequently, real estate developers are currently scrambling to provide housing that meets the need of the Baby Boomer generation. Pam Willard from ana Recruitment – a leading provider of care staff in Aberdeen, Scotland explains

Home builders are not only adjusting due to the massive size of the senior population on the horizon, but also because of the significant purchasing power of this blossoming demographic. The younger generations that the housing industry has focused its efforts on in recent years have been relatively poor in saving their earnings and liberal with financing their homes. Conversely, seniors generally maintain strict personal finance principals whereby wages are saved and any debt is paid down as quickly as possible. Therefore, while many younger homeowners are using the bulk of their earnings to pay heavily leveraged home mortgages, many Baby Boomers are preparing to utilize their savings and the equity in their current homes to purchase the residences in which they plan … Read the rest