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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Healthy Recipe !

Zucchini Pasta with Shrimps and Cherry Tomato Dressing
Trofie con zucchini e gamberi

When the carb cravings hit, it is hard to resist. But part of our eating experience is in the visuals, and this mock-pasta made of thin strips of zucchini will be perfect for those who are looking for a healthy alternative to the fattening calorie laden pasta.

Zucchini has been long hailed as one of the best sources of potassium, and it is only about 33 calories every 100 gm. Sliced thinly, they can easily be dressed with something rich in Vitamin C and proteins. This recipe is a fantastic entrée dish and easily serves two to four people.


  • 2 zucchinis
  • 12 prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
Cook the prawns in a bit of water till cooked. Once done, remove and cool completely. Peel the zucchinis and then, using a sharp peeler, make lengthwise strips to resemble fettuccini or spaghetti. Soak them it in cold water and then drain off the water. This will make the zucchini more pliable and it will resemble actual pasta a lot more.

Arrange the zucchini on a serving plate, and then cover with the prawns and cherry tomatoes. Combine the mustard, vinegar, olive oil, parsley and pepper together. Season with a bit of salt, and drizzle it over the zucchini, tomatoes and shrimps. Serve cold or at room temperature.
The key here is the beauty of the presentation. If you are peeling the zucchini, make sure the cuts are even. The recipe can also be made with grilled prawns, marinated in a bit of oil, lemon juice and cayenne pepper, and the flavors of the zucchini and prawns work wonderfully together in the recipe.

Stay tune I'll be back with more recipes ! Loves xox


Style Your Mama!

Sale ends 05/06 ~ click here ~

Maybe she’s crazy for graphic shapes and big statements. Maybe she’s enamored with elegant golden strands. Or maybe she’s wild for edgy silver and jet-black leather. Whether she’s classy or sassy, you’re sure to find a look to suit her personal style in our Must-Have Mix for Mom.
And if you’re looking to save a little extra, you can take 10% off any Kitsy Lane accessory with our complimentary gift card. Just enter coupon code LUVURMOM10 at checkout.
~ Trendy Mona Boutique ~

Monday, April 29, 2013

Could you eat for $1.50 a day?

Very interesting topics on MSN Money and I thought I should share :)

The Live Below The Line challenge proposes a 5-day grocery budget of just $7.50. Use this as a reality check for your own food bills

Logo: Groceries

Ben Affleck fans were all agog when the actor announced he'd be spending no more than $1.50 a day for food. Affleck and other celebrities (and ordinary citizens, too) will tighten their belts Monday through Friday this week as part of Live Below the Line, an initiative designed to raise awareness of global hunger and poverty.

The challenge is simple: Agree to spend no more than $1.50 on your daily grub from April 29 to May 3. That figure represents "
the accepted global figure used to define extreme poverty," according to The Global Poverty Project, which created the challenge.

The cutback is also designed goal is to raise money for global hunger and poverty programs. Participants can collect pledges or donate on their own.

Even if you don't opt to join in, you could use this as a reality check for your own grocery bills.

Think of it as boot camp for your food bucks, or a fire drill for your finances. After all, food is the most bendable place in the average budget. Knowing that you could eat on much less than you're spending now would mean a little breathing room if your finances suddenly go south (e.g., layoff or illness).

Obviously it won't be easy. A full seven days

Sunday, April 28, 2013

May Outfit Ideas !!




Pinned Up !

Sale ends 05/02
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We’re bringing back the brooch. Shop our newest looks for a mix of chic pins and dazzling clasps, perfect for pairing with a spring scarf – and speaking of scarves, you’ll get Elyse free with a $50 order.

There are so many ways a brooch can pull a look together. Hit our blog for a peek at how we styled one of our favorite pins …

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This Week’s Top Picks. by ~ Trendy Mona Boutique~

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Now Trending 4/27 

 Sale ends 05/04

They say a calm, cheerful mood can be contagious – and considering this week’s top picks, they’re probably right. So take your cue from your fellow Kitsy Laners and relax in radiant stones, mint-cool hues, and sweet floral forms


5 tips on DIY home pest control !

DIY fly remedy

All-natural house fly repellent:

To get rid of flies combine cloves, eucalyptus and clover blossoms in a sachet and hang it from your ceiling, recommends Annie Bond, author of Better Basics for the Home, and Gretchen Paluch, director of basic research at EcoSMART.

Natural tips for getting rid of mothball odor

DIY remedy for mothball smell :

Coping with a bad mothball smell in your home? Simply make a sachet to hang in your closets using dried mint, peppercorns, rosemary, lavender, bay leaves, whole cloves and cedar chips. You'll be free of the offensive odor of mothballs for once and for all.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sundays breakfast idea !

Mini Corn Dog Muffins !

These poppable, sweet and crispy cornbread bites with salty, all-beef hot dogs taste exactly like a state fair corn dog in a teeny-tiny package! :D

Start the Mini Corn Dog Muffins by making the cornbread batter. Whisk together melted butter and sugar, then incorporate a couple eggs

Stylish Bathroom Design Ideas !


This is by far the most popular room in the home and stylish bathroom design ideas can make it a place to relax and take refuge for the stress of life. And whether you plan to stay in your home for years, or you are looking for ways to enhance the room to make it more stylish and appealing to potential buyers; decorating with simple bathroom design is well worth the time, effort, and money. An ordinary bathroom with plain walls, out-dated fixtures, and lackluster accessories is boring and unimpressive, but bathroom wall design can make the room appear more stylish without professional decorating assistance and without spending a small fortune in the process.

Stylish Bathroom Design

Relax and enjoy your weekend ! xox


No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive. xoxox

What's going on ~ Trendy Mona Boutique ~ This week!

Your $10 Gift Card ~ Trendy Mona Boutique~
Sale ends 05/03

Get classic, get cool, get dazzling, get delicate – and get $10 free. From now until May 6, order your Mother’s Day gift from Kitsy Lane with your $10 gift card! (Offer valid for one-time use only. Enter coupon code LUVURMOM10 at checkout. Offer ends 5/6/13 at 12 midnight ET.)

Great style for her - great savings for you! Use your $10 gift on any of your favorite pieces sitewide. Don't miss it !

Beauty Tips !

Skip the nail polishes for a week or longer each month and enjoy the low-maintenance look. Nails need to breathe and have moisture, and polish acts as a barrier ;)

Photo: Get more healthy tips -- >


Thursday, April 25, 2013

House of KL ! Jezebel Celadon.

On sale $42  was $69 Jezebel Celadon
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Look positively posh with the Jezebel celadon oversized, domed cocktail ring. Rhinestones set in gold surround a gray aqua stone set in hematite.
- Gold metal, hematite, celadon stone, rhinestones
- 1" diameter
- Available sizes 5-8

Today's recipe ! :)

Roadhouse Cinnamon Butter !!

Anyone ever had the cinnamon butter at Texas Roadhouse? Well, now you can make your own! SHARE ON YOUR PAGE so you can save the recipe! ♥
Stay tune I'll be back with more ;) Loves !


^_^ Evergreen song ! Have a wonderful day! Let's start our busy day with beautiful song :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Double the Love ! Darling DUO'S ~sets for mom~ by Trendy Mona's Boutique !

Perfectly Paired Sets to Surprise
Sale ends 04/30
With these gilded beauties and gleaming hues, you’re sure to find a set any mother could love – whether it’s for your mom, your mom’s mom, your kid’s mom, or a friend. Treat her to 2 looks at 1 sale price, all guaranteed to ship by May 8.
Getting a gift for Grandma and Auntie, too? With any order of $100 or more, you’ll earn a $10 credit towards your next purchase. Credit bonus ends April 30, 2013 at 12 midnight ET.
~ Trendy Mona Boutique~

Today's recipe :))

No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust !!

Ingredients: Crust
9 whole graham crackers
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


 1/4 cup water

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Today's recipe : Old Fashioned Butter Cake :)

What you need :

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla

4 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
sifted powdered sugar

Monday, April 22, 2013

*** Homemade Febreze ***

I have had several of ya'll ask me to re-post this. If you guys share the photo, it will be saved on your timeline. :) Here it is again...

*** Homemade Febreze *** 

What you'll need:
1/8 Cup of fabric softener (I used Downy April Fresh)
2 tablespoons Baking Soda
Hot tap water
Spray bottle (I used my empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle)

Using a funnel, pour fabric softener and baking soda into your spray bottle. Fill spray bottle with hot tap water and shake well. Don't forget to twist the nozzle over to the LOCK position if you're using a Febreze bottle, or you might fall on your hiney. Now go spray every fabric surface in your house and take a nap on your very comfortable and now un-stinky couch. :)

Store-bought Febreze: $5.59
Homemade Febreze: $0.15
Total Savings: $5.44 OR 97.3%!

More fun stuff>>

What you'll need:

1/8 Cup of fabric softener (I used Downy April Fresh)
2 tablespoons Baking Soda
Hot tap water
Spray bottle (I used my empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle)

Using a funnel, pour fabric softener and baking soda into your spray bottle. Fill spray bottle with hot tap water and shake well. Don't forget to twist the nozzle over to the LOCK position if you're using a Febreze bottle, or you might fall on your hiney. Now go spray every fabric surface in your house and take a nap on your very comfortable and now un-stinky couch. :)

Here's how much did you saved ! ;)

Store-bought Febreze: $5.59
Homemade Febreze: $0.15
Total Savings: $5.44 OR 97.3%!


Health Tips : Exercise to Avoid During Pregnancy !

Women goes through many changes and difficulties during their pregnancy period. Therefore you have to plan your routine according to that changes in your body.

image: ©Tyler Olson / Fotolia

You don’t need to avoid all the exercises but proper planning is required during these times.
A well planned exercise plan will help you to boost your energy level and maintain your fitness level and prepare your body for the delivery.
  • The first exercise you have to give special or you could take away from the routine during pregnancy time is squats. Your body gets loosened during this period and your lower back and legs would not be able to manage the stress caused by the squats. You can do squats using a fitness ball if doesn’t cause any problem to your knees.
  • Deep knee bends are also recommended to avoid during this time.
  • Weight lifting above your head or standard military presses should be avoided too. Excess curve during pregnancy causes huge stress on your lower back.
  • Avoid all exercises that uses weights and that causes the abdominal muscle contraction. This will make you dizzy and lightheaded.
  • Avoid bouncy, jerky movements and extreme stretching of your muscles.
  • Avoid push ups and pull ups. You can replace those with wall push ups.
  • You can also avoid lunges.
  • Avoid all high intensity exercises.
  • Workout only for 30 minutes and should exceed 4 times a week.
You should avoid certain exercises during pregnancy, since you are going through a special condition in your life your body needs extreme care and the exercises should be free from the stresses that affects your lower back and stomach. You are not recommended do any exercises that have fast and jerky movements.
The main exercises you could do while you are pregnant includes walking, parental yoga, light dance steps, stationary biking.

Your DIY work for this week !! :))

Jeweled Heels !!

Don’t want to pay $$$$ for a pair of designer shoes? Well you could always upgrade an old pair, and it’s so easy! This great photo tutorial came from, Honestly WTF, and I’m thrilled to share it with you.

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Be-Je Designs ! On sale !!~ Trendy Mona ~

Gloree Bracelet on sale : click here
 Gloree Bracelet
Why should your neck and earlobes have all the fun? Dress up your wrist with this smashing matte gold bangle featuring crystals set in oxidized silver.
- 14K Goldplate and silverplate, crystals
- 2" diameter
- Magnetic closure

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Here's you can have your kids to play with their own sand box ;))

Kid's can hide their jewels and small toys and asked them to find or create their own sand creation :P

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Hour: A Slideshow to Make that After-Work Drink Decision a Little Bit Easier « Chef Marcus Samuelsson

We all know when Friday afternoon rolls around that the last thing you want to do is make finding that perfect happy hour cocktail difficult. These visuals are here to help! Whether it’s to give you some ideas, get you excited for what’s to come, or help pass the time until that “work is over” o’clock finally arrives. Whether you’re a martini drinker, margarita sipper or looking for something with a twist, there is a cocktail here to tickle your taste buds. So take a look…go ahead!…let the happiest of hours start a little bit early.

Cool Cucumber Cocktail

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25 Celebrity Haircuts That'll Make You Want Bangs, Stat: Beauty:


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15 Early Spring Outfit Ideas :)


OMG a Pinata Cake !! Let's check this out ;))

What a clever idea! I’m in love with this piñata cake, and it even looks easier than the ever popular piñata cookies! How surprised would the kids be when you cut the cake. I don’t know what could be better than a cake full of candy, do you? Victoria, from A Subtle Revelry came up with this amazing recipe how to, and I am thrilled to share it with you. Thanks Victoria for being so creative and coming up with this fun idea. Hop on over to her site for the full recipe



DIY Elbow Felt Heart Elbow Patches :))

While at first elbow patches may seem a bit…well…nerdy, they’ve come back into style in a big way. Elbow patches are an easy way to express your style with jewels, buttons, or in this case cute felt hearts! Erica, from HonestlyWTF, gives us the run down on how to make your own cute and stylish felt heart elbow patches. Check out their site for the complete how-to!



Get ready for mother's day must have gift ~ TRENDY MONA's BOUTIQUE ~

Mother's Day Must-Haves: Part I
Sale ends 04/25
Say “I love you” with these lovely looks. Check out our all-new Must-Haves for winsome delicacies & graceful charms – and pick out a treasure for the woman who treasures you. Look for the flower icon next to styles that will ship in time Mother's Day.
Searching for the right gift for a busy Mom? Whether she’s running a home or running to the office, a light touch of gentle style can make her feel pretty in seconds.
Meeka - Merchandiser @ Kitsy Lane

Todays style break SALE on Trendy Mona's Boutique !

$12   $25  
STYLE BREAK: Elizabeth Copper
Treat your hairdo to some bling with the Elizabeth headband. Rows of copper sequins on white organza with silver thread border and elastic band.
- Mesh, sequins
- 1 1/2" wide
- Elastic for adjustable fit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe :))

I can't wait for summer so I already start collecting this cool recipes and can't wait to share with you all :))

2 cups lemon juice {fresh is best, but store bought taste great too}... 2.5 cups granulated sugar
2 cups fresh strawberries
12 cups water

Puree the 2 cups of strawberries. {it will measure approx 1 cup after being pureed} Ideally, its best to strain the strawberry puree through cheesecloth to remove the seeds, but I don’t mind the seeds so I skip this step. Mix together lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in water and add strawberry puree. Mix well. Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of lemon or strawberry. {optional} Yields: 1 Gallon . So enjoy :)) I'll be back with more recipes ! loves .

Tips for the day ! Get Flat Belly~ and you can added to your list ~ AVOCADO ;))

Benefits of avocado for your health and flat belly
Benefits of avocado for your health and flat belly !

Avocados are the fruits that have been a part of the healthy diet for more than thousand years. These are native to south American continent. Avocados have a lot of health benefits and that will help you get a flat belly.
Avocados are not magical foods but they are good for you overall health. Avocados can inhibit the growth of prostate cancer and they are able to find out the pre cancerous and cancerous cancells and will destroy that cells without causing any problem to healthy cells.
Avocados are rich with beta-sitosterol, that compound helps to lower your cholesterol levels and it

7 Celebrity-Inspired Ways to Update Your Office Wardrobe for Spring: Fashion:

Celebrity-Inspired Ways to Update Your Office Wardrobe for Spring
Celebrity-Inspired Ways to Update Your Office Wardrobe for Spring