Romantic recipes to impress your date

If you have invited a date for dinner, why not surprise them with a loving touch to the meal. Whether it´s a sweet snack, or a full meal, here are some romantic recipes to impress your date.

SUN-DRIED TOMATO, RED PEPPER AND ARTICHOKE PASTA
Even a dish as apparently mundane as pasta can be made extra-special with the use of some special vegetables. You need a great mixer lift! Juts kidding/

GOAT CHEESE AND OLIVE STUFFED PEPPERS
This would make a lovely romantic snack to enjoy together – imagine the fun of feeding each other!

HERB-CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB
Cooking lamb in a herby crust makes the meat look impressive, yet involves nothing more than mixing some ingredients together and covering the lamb.

HAZELNUT BUTTER GRILLED SCALLOPS
Just a little frying and grilling, and they´re done. Your date will definitely be impressed with this romantic recipe!

ROASTED DUCK BREAST WITH PLUM SAUCE
The beauty of this romantic recipe is that it doesn´t take too long to prepare. After all, you don´t want to spend too much time slaving in the kitchen.

Wedding Favor Tips

Wedding favors are for the guests you can buy one thing per couple or one for each guest what you give the bridal party is gifts thanking them for being in your wedding. A cool thing one of my friends did for favors was decorated some chinese take out boxes, cool and very environment friendly. For table decorations, He puts white votives inside of open flowers, or decoupaging tall glass candles with fake flower petals.

You can check out some ideas on ebay or even in wedding magazines many of those can be made yourself at a reasonable price with your computer printer.

I also suggest that you visit this link http://www.tbdress.com/Wedding-Favors/ because this is where i get my sister’s wedding favors last month. Here are some of my favorite picks!

Three Hearts Embellished Wedding Gift BagWedding Chapel Shaker Gift Bag

My sister had a very nice wedding with all the trimmings so if favors had been the “in’ thing back then, I would have had them. I researched inexpensive alternatives a few years ago for centerpieces, was to get empty gift boxes, wrap them in pretty wedding paper and tie it  with with pretty ribbon and set them together in a cluster.

Don’t you think its a good idea? Do let me know and feel free to make suggestions in the comment box

Tips on how to collect vintage clothing

Collecting vintage clothing has become increasingly popular. If you are not too bothered about it being authentic then of course you have vintage-style clothing in high street shops, it’s normally modern clothing with a vintage or retro edge.  Here are some tips to help you build a fabulous wardrobe.

CLEANING

Ladylike Korean Women's Dress Autumn Clothing Slim Coat Primer Blouse
Know what kind of care your vintage clothing needs. Most garments from the ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s can be thrown in the machine without suffering.

GOOD PIECES COST

Vintage Long Sleeve Lace Dress with Awesome Bow-knot
A dress from that era will be a LOT more expensive, as not many will have survived so long. It’ll also most likely need repairing. Check out http://www.tbdress.com/Cheap-Womens-Clothing-100506/

CONDITION

Vintage Column/Sheath One-shoulder Lace Short Cocktail Party Dress
Textiles are not particularly durable, and vintage clothes may not have been kept in optimum conditions.

SIGNS OF WEAR

Lovely Plaid Print Vintage Style Irregular Shaped T-shirt
Meaning they may have been stored for decades, or worn a few times by wealthy owners. Are you afraid? Just kidding.

SIZE SIZE SIZE

Vintage Applique Beading Scoop Sheath/Column Long 3/4-Sleeves Taline's Mother of Bride Dress
This is particularly important if you buy clothing online to avoid disappointments. It really is just a hit-or-miss though, but it’s always fun to look.

In these days of mass market, throwaway fashion, the vintage queen will look different from everyone else. You need to know something about the topic, though; doing plenty of research will pay off.