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Prom Dress Styles & Trends: Open Back Dresses

Pink Prom Dresses



I am quite in love with these prom / formal dresses styles: Open back , Two pieces ,Wide Skirt, Mermaid, And Lace transparent front.  These are 5 dresses that I adore from the Dress Fashion Uk Store with the mentioned style / trend that I find appealing this year. Enjoy the inspiration! 



A-line Scalloped Neck Lace Satin Beading Open Back Two Piece Evening Dresses


Sheath/Column Black Tulle with Appliques Lace High Neck Long 
Sleeve Short Prom Dress


Sheath/Column Lace Tulle Appliques Lace Lilac Scoop Neck Prom Dresses

Trumpet/Mermaid Black High Neck Tulle Silk-like Satin Appliques Lace 
Long Sleeve Two Pieces Prom Dresses


Scoop Neck Split Front Tulle Elastic Woven Satin with Beading 
Sheath/Column Evening Dresses


Two-pieces Red Satin Tulle Sweep Train Appliques Lace Long Sleeve Prom Dress








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Halloween Decor Free Printable's

Hello guys! I just finished decorating home for Halloween. I used these printables below to make it all look perfect. I also used the Bewitching Adult Halloween Party theme that is available for printing for free as well from the Better Homes online magazine. 

I am waiting for the day light to take my own photos. I will keep you guys posted in the next coming days. I thought if I share with you these goodies when I am done it will be already to late. So I hope you still got time to use them. Enjoy! 



















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Smart Houskeeping Tricks 3 : Laundry



Hello lovely readers! I am back with more housekeeping smart solutions I found and collect while searching the web and of course after having a experience trying them out. This time I have some DIY laundry products you can make and save money. Feel free to pin your favorite tips:

1 Readying Clothes for the Washer:


Remove pins or buckles, zip zippers, close snaps and hooks, and secure Velcro to prevent snags and abrasion. But don't button buttons, which can stress the buttons and buttonholes. Empty pockets and turn them inside out, unfurl socks, and unroll cuffs. Tie sashes and strings to prevent tangling. Place delicate items like lingerie and fine knitwear in zippered mesh bags. Turn delicate items, sweaters, and cotton T-shirts inside out to prevent pilling.


2 DIY Fabric Softener:

Residues from fabric softeners and their fragrances can aggravate allergies and sensitivities, and leave buildup on moisture sensors or lint screens, blocking air flow. For a DIY fabric softener, add between 1/4 cup and 1 cup white vinegar to the final rinse cycle (never mix vinegar and chlorine bleach). Read More..

3 DIY Laundry Detergent:

Use a gentle, nontoxic soap or detergent, and boost the cleaning power as needed by adding 1/2 cup borax. This naturally occurring mineral has antiseptic, antibacterial, water-softening, and whitening properties. 




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Special Occasion Dresses 2017 From DressFashion UK

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Mini Cocotte Shepherd's Pie

While we were in Rome, I had a good break from cooking. Now that I am back I felt that I miss cooking so much. I am craving lots of fall / winter comfort food recipes. And this is one of them. 

We got these lovely mini cocottes as a Christmas gift last year. I wasn't sure what I will be using them for because they seemed tiny, but actually they make a great side dish size. You can make different pie styles; quiche, tarteletter, casserole, lasagna, moussaka and more.. 

This Shepherds pie recipe turned to be so so delicious I had to add it to my family cooking (comfort food) list to make it often during the season. Whether you want to try it in a regular mold size or mini cocotte I am sure you gonna enjoy this dish very much :-) 





Ingredients


For the potatoes:


1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
1/4 cup half-and-half
2 ounces unsalted butter
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 egg yolk

For the meat filling:

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 carrots, peeled and diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup fresh or frozen English peas

Method 

Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch dice. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, uncover, decrease the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until tender and easily crushed with tongs, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Place the half-and-half and butter into a microwave-safe container and heat in the microwave until warmed through, about 35 seconds. Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return to the saucepan. Mash the potatoes and then add the half and half, butter, salt and pepper and continue to mash until smooth. Stir in the yolk until well combined.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the filling. Place the canola oil into a 12-inch saute pan and set over medium high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion and saute just until it begin to take on color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Add the meat, salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked through, approximately 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, rosemary, thyme, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer slowly 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly.

Add the corn and peas to the lamb mixture and spread evenly into an 11 by 7-inch glass baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes, starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and smooth with a rubber spatula. Place on a parchment lined half sheet pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.


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New! Handmade Christmas Decoration Pillows

Since Christmas 2013 Christmas market sale has been successful, I am gladly announcing a new listing on Nature Whisper E-store . Selling these lovely decorative throw pillows for the coming holiday season. 

These are 45x45 cm handmade linen / cotton pillows with digital prints of lovely Christmas spirit images that adds the holiday feeling to the space. This limited collection coats 21 USD,  Order yours here

Nature Whisper readers only get FREE SHIPPING code : CHRIS7894328
Expires until 30 Nov





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October Trip To Rome














We are back home after a wonderful week in Rome. It has been a different sense this time visiting Rome in October and walk among its narrow romantic streets while it lightly rained. We were lucky with the weather actually, it only rained for few about 15 -20 during two days of our stay and the temperature was great during the day and evenings between 21 - 18 c. We even got some sunny clear sky days.  

We stayed at Hilton hotel which was a perfect family friendly place. They had a free bus to the city center so I didn't have to struggle at all with the baby. We have been eating in our favorite local restaurant Carlo Menta. It became our Rome tradition to dine there and enjoy their food eating like Italians. 

Ive been lucky to get to spend good quality time with an old friend who lives there and recall our home town memories, speak our language and share culture differences between being an outsider in Sweden / Rome. We even went to a Libyan restaurant called Cous Cous to make the reunion even more perfect and ate our home food. 

Rome siteseeing with an Italian speaking friend who lived there for years was totally different. I got lots of information and tips on how to enjoy this spectacular city in Italy. Here are some  recommendations: 


Caffe Tazza d'Oro - Via degli Orfani, 84 (Pantheon) 
A super-famous, bustling café that's been around since 1946. At this point, we'd had so many espressos across the city that we decided to switch it up and order marrocchinos, espressos with foamed milk and a dash of cocoa.

Carlo Menta Talevi Luigi e Luciano - Via della Lungaretta 101, 00153

Great pizza and pasta, service and atmosphere at a very reasonable good price comparing to all other places in Rome. 

Gelateria La Romana - Via Venti Settembre, 60

Google it and the reviews will speak for themselves. The best spot in Rome for ice cream lovers. Don't miss it if you are on a romantic trip :-) 



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