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How To Start A Lifestyle Blog June 29, 2016


If you have decided that you are going to start a lifestyle blog, but are not sure how you are going to do it, then this guide is for you.Some people blog for hobby while others do it to give their offline business an online outlet.Blogging is one of the easiest things that you can do with computers. Most of the top rated lifestyle blogs online are run by people with no computer background.

Blogging does not require over the top computer skills. If you can use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. you can blog.In this post, I will guide you through all the basic steps of starting a lifestyle blog.


 Pin down your niche

While it may seem like an attractive idea to create a general lifestyle blog, where you can publish anything under the sun, but in the longer, if you can decide upon a niche, you will gain much more benefit from this hobby of yours.With niche blogs, you will be able to attract like-minded people. You would be able to create a community out of them and finally turn your blog into a business, by consulting like-minded people in improving their lives.So here are a few niches, that you can target, depending on your passion and interest, you can choose one, or at best two:-

  • beauty, makeup
  • fashion
  • art
  • family life
  • cooking
  • parenting
  • personal tech


Decide upon a blog name

Blog name will give your blog its identity. There are three common ways of naming a blog:-

  • A blog name with keywords in it
  • A blog name that is brandable
  • A blog name that has your name in it

For a lifestyle blog, I would recommend you go with option number 2 or 3. This is because you want to make your blog easy to remember.If you are not too shy, you can simply start a blog under your own name, like, It sounds professional, people will take you seriously, and you will create a personal brand. Don’t forget to add a detailed bio while you are at it.


Here are some of the ways to come with brandable blog names:-

  • do word play, could be written as
  • pick a wordoid, go to and see if you like a computer generated name

The rule of thumb here is to have a blog name that is short, easily remember-able and pronounceable.

Choose a platform

Get a theme

Don’t think too much, go to and pick an elegant theme for less than $50.


Start blogging

Place that keyboard in front of you and start blogging. I am already assuming that you know how to write content for blogs, if you don’t, I will cover that in another post.

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Categories: Blogging

5 Things Every BBQ Nerd Should Know June 8, 2016


A lot of people call them BBQ lovers but confine their knowledge to just petty and ordinary things like a gas grill, a Pit, or recipes available on the net. To hold a better grip over the thing you think you love just dig a bit deeper and read the following things as carefully as you can.

The more you get into the details the more you start admiring the simple acts of lighting, the emerging flame or grilling. This helps you in cherishing the moments even better. All you need to know to be a BBQ nerd when you enter into any of the competition.


This helps you in cherishing the moments even better. All you need to know to be a BBQ nerd when you enter into any of the competition.

1.”Barbecue” is a noun

A lot of times its considered as a verb though it’s a noun. This is because of the Southern definition of barbecue that refers it to as the end product of slow cooking especially chunks of slow meat over some natural charcoal fire. Simply we don’t barbecue but we eat it. Its neither the machine you have it nor the party you throw buts its the outcome of these what you eat.

2. 225∞F – 250∞F Temperature

A person who is into hardcore barbecuing would surely know that this refers to the lowest temperature. It’s basically the lowest one but still a lot of BBQ restaurants cook at high levels. Thermometers are said to feel happy at this temperature.

3. The game of comparison between briquettes vs. lump charcoal

In this era of backyard grilling a lot of people sacrifice on natural flavor and go for easy briquettes which are made after compression of components like charred sawdust, wood scraps or fillers like sodium nitrate, borax, and limestone. They are preferred because they are cheap, accessible and burns evenly.

Though people who claim to be BBQ lovers ignore using briquettes and preach the use of lump charcoal. It’s natural and a bit costly, lights easily and is cleaner than artificial substitutes.

4. Lighting charcoal sans lighter fluid

Normally you can use one chimney starter, few sheets of newspaper to put charcoal on fire. But here is a quick alternative where you just need only 45 seconds along with a propane-fired weed torch to ignite it. This should be the first and the last time where you are using gas in barbecue. If you’re aren’t a fan of using gas, I’d recommend buying a pellet smoker. That might suite your taste better.

5. Vocabulary of BBQ

BBQ glossary is all so interesting and entrails a lover and a learner. This actually creates a fine line between people who host BBQ party and those who just dress up and visit to gorge. It feels satisfactory to the BBQ lovers when they deliver nice speeches including some jargons and know them all by heart.

Also when the person grilling meat knows the reason for all phenomenonís taking place be it meat developing the pink shade or the figs getting darker then they are called actual BBQ nerds.

Apart from having good knowledge of words associated to BBQ, reasons of petty things itís also important that you know which places to go and what quality of raw material to rely on.

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Categories: BBQ

6 Smart Tricks for Cooking in a Small Kitchen May 22, 2016


A successful small kitchen needs an efficient layout, smart cabinetry, and plentiful storage. Tiny kitchens are the norm in dense urban areas. There are so many ways in which you can make your small kitchen a worthy place.


1. For storage purposes, you can put your baking sheets, cooling racks, some ingredients in the oven itself so as to use the space in the oven when it’s not in use but trick is that don’t forget to take them out before you switch on the oven.

2. One should install all the possible hooks wherever possible. This helps in hanging strainers and oven mitts. It doesn’t only make the items handy to grab, but it also contributes to getting around the problem of lack of drawers. You can hang the towel near the sink.

3. There is always a chance for creating one’s pantry. You can buy a old wooden wardrobe and store all the dried goods such as pasta, beans, grains baking items, tea, coffee, etc. in it; this can prove to be very helpful.

In case you need more storage, you can buy one. Getting creative about storage doesn’t only means about the pantry. Give a thought about extra storage for all your gears in the kitchen. A metro rack is possible in a small kitchen and can be helpful to hold electrical appliances like a food processor, stand mixer, blender, and hot water pot.

4. Store as per preference: Materials you use regularly should be organized by how and more likely when you use them. For example, if you use spices or vinegar or maybe oils together, you can save them in a place where it’s not time-consuming of difficult to find where it’s kept. And store all the plates, mugs and glasses within easy reach of your dishwasher so that you can unload and load them quickly.

You should prefer to store the pots and pans up high as there is some free space between the top of the cabinet and ceiling. You can easily save them as they are used less and you can ease the space they acquire by putting the big pots up. You can take them off whenever you need them.

And store all the plates, mugs and glasses within easy reach of your dishwasher so that you can unload and load them quickly. You should prefer to store the pots and pans up high as there is some free space between the top of the cabinet and ceiling. You can easily save them as they are used less and you can ease the space they acquire by putting the big pots up. You can take them off whenever you need them.

You can easily store them as they are used less and you can ease the space they acquire by putting the big pots up. You can take them off whenever you need them.

5. Side by side cleaning: One of the most important tricks for a small kitchen is to clean as you go. Learn and make it a habit to clean the kitchen after you use.

It is advisable to clean so that you don’t lose anything and doesn’t break any dish, pot, or pan. Or they might even fall and hit you. I would recommend you to get the best kitchen faucet under $300 for your small kitchen. It can be quite an expense, but it pays for itself over time.

It is advisable to clean so that you don’t lose anything and doesn’t break any dish, pot, or pan. Or they might even fall and hit you. 

6. Hide dirty dishes : Clean up the kitchen if you think it’s not fine to work in that place. A clever way to hide your dirty dishes in times of big dinner parties is to put them in your bathtub so as it to prevent piling up.

Pull the curtains to hide and no one will ever think of looking there, and you can easily wash them later. The kitchen can be made innovative if you plan how to make it. It’s your place, make it convenient. All the best!

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Categories: Kitchen Appliances

The Best Baby Monitors of 2016 May 18, 2016

First few months of childbirth can be really stressful for the parents. This is something that most parents experience for the first time and is probably the toughest thing that they will experience in their entire lives. Because of the stressful things that they have to do, they are unable to get enough sleep at night.

Even though they may want to sleep peacefully in their bedroom, the thought of leaving their child alone in the nursery makes them anxious and worrisome. Some mothers even decide to let go of the idea of crib-sleeping and opt for co-sleeping. Co-sleeping is whether the new born baby and the parents sleep in the same bed.


Co-sleeping is not safe because it increase the chance of the baby suffocating to death. To avoid the risk and remove the anxiety, it is advised to put a baby video monitor in baby’s nursery. With a video monitor installed, parents can easily keep an eye on their baby from their bedroom.

In this post, I will share with you a list of best baby video monitoring systems available in the market for 2016.

  1. Levana Ayden – This digital video baby monitoring system is one of the highest selling and better rated products in this category. It is an average priced model that comes with a portable table style monitor.
  2. Infant Optics DXR-8 – This system works on the latest wireless communication technology and delivers high resolution footage of baby’s crib. It is a medium priced product that has been rated highly by users. As a matter of fact, it is the second bestselling product in this category.
  3. Philips Avent – This is a high quality baby video monitoring system that you should buy if you are a person that likes to go with something that has already been testified by thousands of customers. Yes, this is the best-selling baby video monitor out there.
  4. Motorola wireless – This product comes with dual cameras that can be attached anywhere in baby’s nursery. The video output is incredible. The only downside is the price; this video monitor is very expensive.
  5. Foscam FBM3501 – You can go with this baby monitoring system if you want a camera that offers decent video output and low failure rates.
  6. IO DXR-5 – This video camera uses radio waves to transmit video output from the camera to the monitor. The frequency at which communication happens is 2.4 GHz, which is a standard for this sort of unit. If you are using a wireless headset, there may be interference between signals because wireless headphones also use this frequency.
  7. Levana Sophia – A low priced, cute-looking baby video monitoring system.
  8. SI in-view – This video monitoring system is sold by Summer Infant. It is offered at a really low price and for the price, the picture quality and sound output is quite commendable.
  9. BV full colour – This product and manufactured and sold by a company named BabyVue, which is clearly a play on ‘baby view.’ It lets you control setting remotely.
  10. VTech VM321 – This product is sold with 3 year warranty and lets you monitor your baby safely and soundly.
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The Top Selling Shop Vacs Of 2016. April 13, 2016

One item that has made both home and industrial cleaning tasks easier is the vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaner was designed by the engineers of Victorian era, who connected a motor to a hose and produced suction. A vacuum cleaner designed specifically to clean wet and dry debris in workshops is called a shop vac. This product was earlier used only at professional workshops, but since these days people like doing stuff in their garages and basements, these devices come handy in the cleaning process.
Be it emergency flooding or urgent clean up situations, a shop vac is always ready to come to rescue, thanks to its rugged and durable design. This product will help you maintain an otherwise messy place with little amounts of effort. Since most of the vacuum cleaners come with long hoses and power cords, you will be able to cover larger areas with minimal effort.
In this blog post, you will learn about the top selling shop vacs of 2016.
1. Vacmaster VBV1210 – Vacmaster VBV1210 is an averagely price shop vacuum cleaner. It comes with a detachable blower that makes it suitable for use on both wet and dry surfaces. It is of the best-selling and top rated products in this category.
2. VacuMaid GV30 – VacuMaid GV30 is a wall mounted vacuum cleaner that people who work in garages find useful. It is manufactured by Lindsay manufacturing company and is one of the top rated products in this category. Because of its exclusive features, you would have to shell out several dollars to purchase it.
3. Shop-Vac 5986000 – Shop-Vac 5986000 is a premium shop vac that comes in stainless steel build. It has 5-gallon capacity and can be used on both wet and dry surfaces.
4. ArmorAll AA255 – ArmorAll AA255 is for people who are really tight on budget. It is one of the lowest priced shop vacs available in the market. It is one of the most selling products because it offers high quality basic features at an affordable price.
5. Vacmaster VQ607SFD – If you found earlier model of this brand out of your budget, you should take a look at Vacmaster VQ607SFD. Vacmaster VQ607SFD is a cheap shop vac that comes in a stainless steel build.
6. DEWALT DCV581H – DEWALT DCV581H is a premium shop vac. purchasing this product will get you premium features but you will also have to shell out premium money for it. It is comes in two voltage ratings 18 and 20 volts and two form factor, corded and cordless.
7. Hoover GUV – This expensive vacuum cleaner is of professional grade. It is quite expensive and is designed to clean garages.
8. Stanley SL18130 – This 5-gallon vacuum cleaner will help you get rid of debris from both dry and wet surfaces.
9. Craftsman vac – Craftsman is a big name when it comes to tools manufacturing. This product from the brand comes with 6 gallon capacity and is ideal for crafty individuals.
10. BISSELL Garage Pro – Another expensive professional quality vacuum cleaner for people who like to make stuff in their garages.

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The Best 10 Aftermarket Single Din Head Units That You Can Buy

The automobile industry is one of the most competitive industries today. The customer acquisition cost in this sector is sky high. Companies are spending billions of dollars each year to sell their cars. Because of this overhead expense, profit margins of these companies have plummeted. To gain a few extra dollars per sale, car manufacturers install cheap quality single DIN head units in most of their budget cars. These cheap head units come with basic volume and equalization controls which are not bad, but not great either. If you wish to have the best quality music experience in your car, you should consider ditching factory installed head unit and upgrading to an aftermarket product.
By upgrading to a fully featured head unit, you will make car rides for you and your friends a much more enjoyable experience. Also, some expensive models come with built-in Wi-Fi, so you can easily pair up your phone with the head unit without using an aux cable.
In this post, I will tell you about the best 10 aftermarket single din head units that you can buy.
1. Kenwood KDC-HD455U – Kenwood KDC-HD455U is a single DIN head unit that will fit perfectly in all the cars. It is one of the highest rated products and because of that it is quite expensive. In terms of features it has got USB and CD receiver and it can natively play MP3 music.
2. Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS – The second contender in this list is another top selling product called Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS. It is quite expensive but the price is justified by premium looks and features. It is rated 4.9/5 by users.
3. Kenwood KMR-M312BT – Kenwood KMR-M312BT is an average price head unit that comes with built-in Bluetooth. Because of Bluetooth you can wirelessly take phone calls while driving.
4. Pioneer DEH-150 – Pioneer DEH-150 is another top selling item in this category. It is a decently priced head unit for cars that comes with built-in MP3 playback capability.
5. Kenwood KMR-D358 – Kenwood KMR-D358 is a high priced single din head unit which comes with state of the art features. If you want to head unit that has just about everything, you buy this product. It comes with front usb and aux in ports.
6. Dual AMB600W – Dual AMB600W is a marine single din head unit that comes with features like Bluetooth, mp3 and cd receiver. It also has a weatherband tuner that will let you enjoy crisp music even in stormy weather conditions.
7. Boss BV9973 – Boss BV9973 is a product that people who still listen to am and fm transmissions should buy.
8. Kenwood KDC-BT362U – This in dash car single din head unit is a budget friendly device that comes with state of the art features. These features are generally observed in higher priced units.
9. Clarion M109 – This product in the only product in this category that accepts wma input in additions to Bluetooth and mp3.
10. Sony DSXM50BT – If you are looking for a wireless car stereo receiver that uses Bluetooth standard, then you should have a glance at this product from Sony.

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