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5 Factors to keep in mind when getting a stand mixer January 31, 2017

Stand Mixers are the best man-made invention which can make the whole process of kneading, beating and whisking easier and quicker.

The best part is that there are so many models and brands of Stand Mixers to choose from, everyone is bound to find one which suits their needs and tastes.

But make sure that you know why you are buying this particular stand mixer and ensure that it is not just an impulse buy.

Here are the 5 things you should keep in mind when getting a Stand Mixer:

List down your cooking needs

The first step is to decide why you need a Stand Mixer. Determine if you would need a stand mixer which can produce a large output at a time or if a normal output giving Stand Mixer will work for you. You can only decide this when you are sure about how you are planning to use your Stand Mixer.

If you are going to regularly use it bake cakes or knead dough for large number of people, then you would need a Stand Mixer which can provide you with these functionalities. But if you are buying a Stand Mixer for occasional usage, then probably you can stick with a simpler version.

Set a budget for yourself

Once you know how you will use the stand mixer, you will know all the features and functions you want in your Stand Mixer. Once you have decided on the features, time to set a budget for yourself. Stand Mixers come in varying ranges and you can find pretty costly Stand Mixers out there too, so it would be better if you decide how much you are willing to spend and then search a Stand Mixer in that range for yourself.

Weight and Size of the Stand Mixer

Another thing to keep in mind while buying a Stand Mixer is how much space do you have in your kitchen to spare and if you have a proper storage closet to keep your Stand Mixer or not. If you lack in the space department, then you would need to store your Stand Mixer somewhere and need to select one which isn’t huge in size.

Now, if you would need to store your Stand Mixer after every use, then you need to make sure that your Stand Mixer is lightweight and easy to move. Storage and Space matter a lot when buying a Stand Mixer.

Types of Speed Settings available

One of the important factors to look at while buying a Stand Mixer is how many speed settings it has and whether these are all that you would require. Choose a Stand Mixer according to the food you are going to mix and according to the setting it would require to mix them. If you are an avid baker and can’t whisk with your Stand Mixer speed setting, then it isn’t really useful to you now, is it?

Attachments and Accessories Available

Last but not the least, check what all attachments and accessories the Stand Mixer comes with and how costly and easily will the extra attachments be available. Attachments are the soul of any Stand Mixer and if you can’t find cheap accessories for your Stand Mixer, then you would certainly have a problem in the future.

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Best Selling & Top Rated Baby Cribs Reviews for 2017 January 12, 2017

Are you having a baby in the near future? Excited? Well having a new baby can be exciting and shopping for them can be equally more exciting but it can be equally difficult to decide on a Baby crib for your newborn. With various baby cribs available in the market, it is a daunting task to choose the perfect one for your baby.

Don’t worry, to help you with your decision we have listed down the top Baby Cribs for 2017. So no need to fret anymore, just go through these selections and you should be good to go.

Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Cost: $250

A popular Baby Crib among most parents, this beautiful design provides you with four stationary sides making the whole crib more safe and stable for your young one. With its 4 in 1 stages, this crib can transform into a toddler bed, a daybed and a full-sized bed. It also comes with bed rails for turning it into a toddler bed but for conversion into a full sized bed, you would need to buy the bed rails for it but don’t worry these come by cheap.

Apart from its stability, this crib is famous for its stylish wood and non-toxic finishes in 6 varieties making it pleasing to the eyes and safe for your baby to sleep in without worrying about their health. Another good feature of this crib is that it provides you with 3-position mattress system allowing you to adjust the mattress height as your baby grows to ensure a safe environment for them always.

Dream On Me Classic 3 in 1 Convertible Crib

Cost: $110

Another famous Baby Crib which offers you the option to turn your crib into a toddler bed or a daybed by simply removing one side bed rails and assembling the bottom bar after a few mattress height adjustments making it easy and quick to convert. It is easy to assemble and comes with a 3-position mattress height settings allowing you to use it for a long period of time while not compromising on your baby’s security. While you’re at it, Dream on also makes pretty good crib mattresses (read reviews at

With its phthalates and lead-free finishes, it provides a safe breathing environment for your baby while at the same time its styling and 4 variety of finishes allow you great choices to match the interiors of your modern-day home. With its low price and easy assembly, this is one of the best investment and truly perfect for your baby’s comfort and safety

Graco Lauren Convertible Crib

Cost: $145

Graco brand is pretty popular for its cribs and Lauren is one of the best investment you could make in the field of Baby Cribs. This model provides you with all the basic features like any other baby crib including conversion into a toddler bed, a daybed and a full-sized headboard and providing you with 3-level mattress height settings making it into a long-lasting and safe investment for your baby.

Apart from all these features, it also provides you with stationary side rails to re-enforce your baby’s safety and with its ease of assembly, this is a really popular option in 2017. It meets all the CPSC and ASTM standards ensuring its safety and security for your baby and with it being available in 5 finishes, you can make sure you choose the one which matches the room. So if you are looking for a standard crib of good quality, then this is the one for you.

DaVinci Jenny Lind Stationary Crib

Cost: $200

If you are extra concerned about your baby’s safety and want to ensure that no chemical or toxin comes into contact with your baby’s skin, then DaVinci Jenny Lind Stationary Crib is perfect for you. This crib is GREENGUARD Gold certified and tested for more than 10,000 toxins making it the safest crib out there for your little one. Apart from that, it meets all the ASTM and CPSC standards and is made of 100% New Zealand wood which further re-enforces its safety tag.

It’s conversion into a toddler bed and a daybed makes it a long lasting investment and its 4-position mattress height settings make it safe for your baby as they grow up allowing you to set the mattress height as needed and avoiding any kind of injury to your baby. It is easy to move due to its optional wheels and will be a sleek addition to your interiors.

Delta Children Canton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Cost: $210

One of the most stylish and popular baby cribs, this model ensures that you have made an investment that you won’t regret any time soon. With the option of converting the crib into a toddler bed, a daybed and then to a full-sized bed with a headboard or a footboard, this crib grows along with your little one making it into a life-long investment.

Its timeless design ensures that it matches your nursery and allows you to choose the best fit from its numerous finishes. A crib which provides you a blend of comfort and safety, it comes with four straight legs and a toddler rail ensuring your baby’s safety and support. With its sturdy and reliable wood construction, you can rest in peace knowing that your baby is in safe hands. With this model, you don’t need to constantly worry about your baby anymore.

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How to Sell Homemade Woodworking Projects? December 26, 2016

To sell your woodworking projects or the essential tools to create a woodworking project, the primary thing to make a sale is to present them in front of familiar people. Promote yourself as a professional which is of utmost important as selling your products.

Nowadays, craft fairs, as well as online sales, are the most common ways; to begin with, your trading. You need to follow few steps to become a successful trader and earn a lot.

According to the research, the craft fair is quite a good option for people over there can feel your products as well as ask your questions regarding woodworking. Hence, the way of communication becomes easy, and chances of selling also increase simultaneously.

Here is a guide for you to know how to sell homemade woodworking projects quickly in both the ways, have a look.

What are things you will need to consider before selling?

  • Product
  • Contact information
  • Photos
  • Demonstration material
  • Display set-up

How to Sell Homemade Woodworking Projects?

As we know, you can sell your homemade woodworking projects as well as tools in two ways such as-

Craft Fairs

  1. A wide range of products should be presented in front of the public so that they can easily access and explore your products. Give enough space to your customers to browse the products.
  2. The presentation is an important part while you are thinking of selling your homemade products at a craft fair. Display some of your most eye-catching products to attract more people. You can add color to represent the function of your tools and accessories. For instance, if you have made a wooden table, homemade wood planer, place a flower vase with some colorful flowers in it or keep a wooden bowl full of delicious fruits, etc.
  3. Mark the price of each item so that they are visible clearly. Don’t make products unnecessarily expensive.
  4. Try to explain the products more to the people so that they can have a brief idea about the functions. You can make a good sample book of photographs which you can keep as a catalog as well.
  5. Keep a contact card which will help your customers to locate your shop and communicate with your quickly.

Online Trading

  1. Upload the images of the products which are worth presenting in front of the public. Take some excellent quality pictures. Take the pictures from every possible angle to let your customer view them properly.
  2. Write quality descriptions about the products. Write in detail about the functions, construction, benefits, dimensions regarding the product. You can also include care recommendations, price, etc. if you want to add them on your site.
  3. Create a maker area where you can include a brief detail about yourself like- what made your take woodworking? Why is woodworking beneficial? How to decorate your house with woodworking?
  4. Put a contact menu where you can add your contact number, email id and address so that the customer can easily communicate with you. You can also add a query form to let your buyers ask their questions to you.
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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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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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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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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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