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I attract mosquito like you wouldn't believe. I've heard about the "X" in the middle to made it stop itching but the toothpaste is definitely a new one. I will keep that in mind this summer.

 

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Hello Bingo Chickies!

 

The Indian art of Mehndi is absolutely beautiful. Aside from it's beauty it is natural and non-permanent.

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Mehndi - Culture Yesterday Fashion Today

 

There is something mesmerizing about mehndi and it’s no wonder that the ancient form of hand and feet painting has captivated many in the West. It’s in the intricate designs that take hours to create, the deep crimson color which shines clearly on the skin, the earthy aroma that fills the air …see for yourself.

 

Fashion is a funny thing. It allows an age-old tradition to suddenly become trendy and hip. Such is the case for the recent craze that has colored the West in the form of mehndi, more popularly known as henna. It’s cool, it’s ethnic, it’s hip. The demand for Mehndi supplies and do-it-yourselfkits is coming from all corners of the globe, including the U.S., Canada and countries all over Europe. There is even a Henna Page Discussion Forum on the Internet, where curious minds can ask questions and share stories about the art.

 

Intrigued by the creation of beautiful designs on the body, henna is being used by women worldwide as a mode of self-expression. But tell a person from the Indian sub-continent that mehndi is hip and they will look at you with bewilderment, because the art has been a part of their culture for centuries. More than just attractive designs, the use of mehndi is intimately connected to the tradition and culture of India.

 

Actually, the first tracings of henna were found in North Africa, on the hands of Egyptian mummies, dating back to the year 5000 B.C. It was believed that applying henna to the hands and feet would ward off evil. In India, the use of henna has its beginnings in the northern part of the country, during the 12th century when it was introduced by the Mughal rulers.

 

Mehndi became most familiar when Rajasthani women started using it as a symbol of art and design. Similar to the tradition of ceremonial floor painting in Rajasthan, known as mandana, mehndi uses motifs from ancient history, including the folk tales and mythology of India. Numerous folk songs and proverbs also exist about mehndi.

 

As a symbol of prosperity and good fortune, mehndi continues to play a major role in modern Indian society, particularly during important occasions like weddings. Even today, a special day is allotted in an Indian marriage for the application of henna on the bride, as well as family members and friends. It is yet another example of how modern Indian society has carried on an ancient popular tradition. But mehndi is not exclusive to weddings, in fact, it is used on numerous occasions, like Holi, Diwali, Rakshabandhan, Teej and Nagpanchami.

 

The designs originate from the practices followed on these occasions and represent specific objects, dresses, floral designs, leaves, flowers and birds associated with the festival. Popular designs include the scorpion, a symbol of love and romance in Rajasthan, as well as the peacock, the lotus flower and the fish.

 

Mehndi has a special role during Karva Chauth, celebrated mostly in North India in the month of October. On this occasion, women take the day off, apply mehndi, dress in their wedding clothes and fast for the well-being of their husbands until they see the moon at night. Although the art is used primarily for decoration today, the use of mehndi is expressive of a distinct culture and bond that is created between women on such occasions. Different emotions and characteristics of their lives can be seen in the art work and the designs themselves reveal many sublime aspects of women’s culture.

 

No doubt, the henna craze in the West will die out in due course, just as all fads do. But in India, the art will remain a part of the cultural tradition that has thrived in the country for centuries.

 

ABOUT HENNA

 

Henna is made from the leaves of the shrub for which it is named after. The red dye is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the henna shrub, found in not climate regions of the world like India, the Middle East and North Africa. The shrub is then ground into a powder, and mixed with hot water to from a dark green paste. In order to make intricate designs on the hands and feet, the paste is packed in a cone for easy decoration.

 

Although henna has been marketed in the West as a quick and easy way of “tattooing”, it is more accurately a form of staining or painting, since the dye is temporary and usually lasts 12 days. Application of henna is a serious art, taking hours to create exclusive designs. But experimentation with designs by a novice can also be extremely rewarding. Two distinct styles have emerged, one more geometrical, using straight lines and triangles, the other more creative, expressive and imaginative.

 

There are two varieties of mehndi, Hina Menhadi and Rajani. Of the two, Rajani is the variety know for its fragrance and shining bright color. The minute and more intricate designs require the use of this finer quality paste.

 

Apart from decoration, henna is used as a dye for hair and for healing sores. During the hot Indian summers, henna also acts as cooling agent when applied to the palm of the hands and the soles of the feet.

 

Once you've got your new look visit Posh Bingo to see their's.

 

Have a beautiful weekend!

 

Source: indiaprofile.com

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Very interesting beauty tips here froggy. I have used henna on my hair and it makes its shine like nothing else i have ever used before.

 

Finding pure henna is tough to find. A lot stores that carry it have a small percentage of henna in it and it's not the same as the real deal.

 

There is even clear henna with no color at all. Just coats the hair shaft and protects with an awesome shine.

 

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Hi Bingo Lovers!

 

When I think about some of the beauty products out there it scares me to think of what we expose ourselves to. I switched to mineral powder for my face a few years back and kissed my breakouts goodbye. That's a great product in my book! Here's some tips that won't dip into your bingo money.

 

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Natural Beauty Tips

 

Sleeping on your back will prevent many wrinkles and breakouts on your face, and even wrinkles in your cleavage area.

 

Wearing clothes that are tight make you look heavier. Even a slim girl can bulge over too-tight jeans.

 

Put on a coat of clear nail polish before a colored polish to keep your nails from discoloring.

 

If you are unhappy with a hair conditioner, it will still make a great "shaving cream" for your legs in the shower.

 

When shaving, don't stretch the skin or you could cause ingrown hairs by shaving hair off slightly under the skin.

 

Sleeping on two or three pillows at a time, or on an Acid Reflux Sleep Wedge will help get rid of dark circles under your eyes.

 

After washing your face, rinse in cold water (fair-skinned people should use cool instead of cold) to close the pores and tighten the facial muscles.

 

If you are out of quick-dry spray for nails, dip your fingers into a bowl of ice-cold water. (Don't to touch the sides of the bowl.) Your nails will dry very quickly.

 

Clean hair brushes occasionally with dish soap and borax. In a dishpan of very warm water, add 1/2 cup of borax and a few drops of liquid dish soap. Swish the brushes to stir, rinse, and let air dry. Scrub any stubborn spots with a used toothbrush.

 

Love yourself all natural and Love Bingo!

 

 

Source: safenaturaltips.com

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St. Patrick's Day is around the corner!! Along with wearin of the green and a whole of kissing going on here is a meal that all bingo leprechauns are feasting on.........

 

 

Irish Soda Bread

 

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Ingredients

 

4 cups of unbleached all purpose flour

 

1 teaspoon of baking soda

 

1 teaspoon of salt

 

14 ounces of Buttermilk

 

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grease a Dutch oven and preheat it in the 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes, while you prepare the dough.

 

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center and slowly pour in the buttermilk, incorporating it into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon a little at a time.

 

Once you have it all mixed together into sticky dough, turn it out onto a floured cutting board and knead lightly (too much kneading will make the gas escape).

 

Form the dough into a ball and flatten slightly into a disc shape. Dip a sharp knife in flour and cut an X mark across the top of the dough.

 

Place the dough into the preheated Dutch oven, cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes.

 

Remove the lid and bake another 15 minutes.

 

Remove from the oven and enjoy.

 

Corn beef and Cabbage

 

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 2 Hours 25 Minutes

Ready In: 2 Hours 35 Minutes

Servings: 5

This traditional Irish dish is the centerpiece for many a St. Patrick’s Day table. Pre-seasoned corned beef – available at most grocery stores – takes a long, lovely simmer with potatoes, carrots and cabbage for a hearty and satisfying dish.

Ingredients:

3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet

10 small red potatoes

5 carrots, peeled and julienned

1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges

 

Directions:

 

1. Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender.

 

2. Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes.

 

3. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain.

 

[green]Wash it down with your favorite beer! But don't forget to add a couple drops of green food coloring!

 

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After dinner may the luck of the Irish be with you at Ready Set Bingo

 

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Cheers!!!

 

 

 

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Hi Darling Dabbers!

 

Many of us are preparing for the gardening season. I came across a recipe to improve the quality of your soil. A bingo babe has gotta help her fellow bingo babes!

 

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Rot Gut Tonic

 

1 tsp Gypsum

1 tsp Epsom Salt

1 Heaping shovel compost (mushroom compost should work)

 

Mix all together and add a trowel full to the hole when planting.

 

Gypsum is known to improve poor soil conditions and Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate which has increases chlorophyll production and help plants use phosphorus and nitrogen better. In other words, it's good for your plants.

 

Oh and make sure your plants get plenty of Sun. Happy gardening!

 

Source: dealdetectingdiva.com

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Hi Bingo Babes!

 

It's that time again. Time to pull out your grills and fill your tummies with smoky flavor. There's quite a few types of wood that will add a nice aroma and subtle taste.

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Popular woods used for grilling, barbecuing, and smoking food include the following:

 

Alder

Alder is most often used for grilling and smoking salmon. It is also used for other species of fish, poultry, small game birds, and pork, providing a subtle, sweet flavor to the meat.

 

Apple

Apple wood provides a sweet, fruity flavor to most meats but is especially good for smoking ham. The wood is dense and very hard in texture.

 

Beech

Generally readily available, this hardwood provides a flavor similar to oak and several other hardwoods. The wood of the beechnut produces a mild, somewhat delicate smoked flavor. Since it is a hardwood, it remains longer for smoking before it turns to ash.

 

Blackberry

Much like the woods provided from fruit trees, the small diameter trunks of the blackberry bush provides a slightly sweet and delicate flavor for grilling poultry and other meats, such as small game birds like grouse, pheasant, partridge, and quail.

 

Birch

A softer wood, birch is best used when grilling or smoking cuts of pork and poultry, providing a flavor similar to some varieties of maple.

 

Cedar

A very common wood used to grill fish, poultry and various meats such as pork and beef. White or red cedar are the species most often available, which provide a distinctive natural and aromatic flavoring for a variety of foods. Salmon and other types of fish are often grilled or smoked using cedar.

 

Cherry

Cherry is used for all types of meat and like apple, it provides a subtle, sweet, fruity flavor to foods. Cherry can be used to grill and smoke turkey, chicken, small game birds, and pork.

 

Corncob

Although not considered to be a true wood, it is often used as a smoking chip when grilling foods such as poultry, fish and small game birds. The heart of the cob that holds the kernels is the fuel section of this alternative for wood. It is ground into small granular bits that can be added to a smoking box or it can be combined with other woods such as woods from fruit trees, to impart several flavors. The Corncob provides a sweet flavor that may overpower the food if too much is used to season the food as it cooks. Begin by trying small amounts until the desired flavor is achieved.

 

Grape Vine

Small in size, the chips from matured grape vines provides a flavor that is much like other species of trees bearing fruit. Somewhat sweet and fruity, the grape vine is most often used for poultry, small game birds, pork and sausage.

 

Hickory

Hickory is more common in the South, but is popular in many regions. It is used just as often if not more often than oak. Hickory provides a strong smoky bacon flavor and can be used for all types of meat, but is especially good for cuts of pork, wild game, chicken, and ribs.

 

Maple

Maple provides a mild, smoky and somewhat sweet flavor to foods. It is best used with pork, poultry, small game birds, and is often considered to be a good wood for grilling vegetables.

 

Mesquite

Mesquite burns very hot and provides a strong flavor to foods. Because of its more intense heat properties, it may burn too hot for some foods. It is very popular in Texas and the Southwest United States where it is most often used for grilling or smoking cuts of beef; however, it is also a good choice for a variety of other meats and vegetables as well.

 

Mulberry

When mulberry wood is burned, it produces a sweet smelling smoke similar to apple. It is a good choice for imparting flavor into poultry, fish, and pork.

 

Oak

Oak is one of the most often used woods because it is common in many regions of the country. It provides a good flavor without overpowering the food. It is used for all types of meat, poultry, and fish.

 

Peach

Similar to other fruit trees, the wood from a peach tree provides a somewhat sweet, fruity flavor. It is most often used for grilling pork or poultry; however, small game birds such as grouse, partridge, and quail are often grilled or smoked with peach wood chips.

 

Pear

Similar to peach and other fruit trees, the wood from a pear tree provides a somewhat sweet, fruity flavor. It is most often used for grilling pork or poultry; however, small game birds such as grouse, partridge, and quail are often grilled or smoked with pear wood chips.

 

Pecan

Pecan is popular in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states. It provides a flavor similar to hickory, but not quite as strong. It can be used with most cuts of meat.

 

Pimento

Pimento is a tropical wood taken from theplant, Pimenta dioica, which is also referred to as Allspice, Jamaican Pepper, Myrtle Pepper, or Newspice. In some regions where this is available, the Pimento wood is used for grilling poultry and fish. Pimento wood adds a natural peppery flavor to food and it may also impart the flavors of several combined spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, which is similar to the flavor provided by allspice. Pimento is commonly used when grilling Jamaican foods such as jerk chicken.

 

Seaweed

Although not often thought of as a type of wood, seaweed is commonly used for smoking shellfish, such as clams, crab, lobster, mussels, and shrimp. The seaweed is washed to remove the salt and is then air or sun dried before use. It provides a some what spicy and natural flavor to the foods being smoked or grilled.

 

Walnut

Walnut is best used for red meats and strong tasting, heavy game because of the strong and somewhat bitter flavor it provides. It is often mixed with woods with milder flavors in order to provide a more subtle flavor to foods.

 

Wine or Whiskey Barrels

Woods that have been seasoned with aged beverages such as wine or whiskey impart the flavors of the blends through the years of use. Most often made from oak, the wood provides a light oaky taste that goes well with beef, poultry, and cheeses that are grilled or smoked.

 

Plank Grilling Board

Used to hold food while it is being grilled, a plank grilling board provides a moist and somewhat smoky flavor to the food as well as preserving the nutrients within the food. The use of wooden planks was introduced hundreds of years ago as a method to grill food over open fires. Plank grilling boards can be made from any of the types of wood described in this chart, as long as the wood is not chemically treated.

 

Mmm mm good! It's as easy as 123. Please contribute grilling recipes that you love and are willing to share.

Happy grilling and be safe this Spring and Summer.

 

Source: grillingtips.com

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Oh wow, just how many types of woods are out there that I have never even heard of...my goodness but now that I know so thanks froggy! ;D

 

One of my secret/favorite recipe is about to be revealed~

 

Grilled Green Onions

 

Ingredients:

 

   * 1 bunch green onion

   * 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

   * 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

   * 2 tablespoons butter

 

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1 Wash the onions thoroughly.

 

2. Place whole onions on a sheet of foil.

 

3. Place the butter over the onions.

 

4.Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.

 

5.Fold the foil over the onions and seal the edges so the butter steams the onions.

 

6.Place on a hot grill until warmed through, about 10 minutes.

 

7.Be careful when opening, the steam will be hot.

 

Ummmmm ummmmm Yum!!!

 

 

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I love onions on the grill! Been on a veggie kick lately. Grilling mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini or whatever else I can get my hands on. Just rub with olive oil, garlic salt, cayenne pepper and lots of black pepper. Place them all on skewers and grill away!

 

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I could eat grill food all year long. Thanks for the all the smoking wood. Thats a great tip.

 

Love the green onions Nan have done that many times and they are awesome!

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Okay...that's it!!!

 

We are gonna have to get together and have a BBQ Party!!!

 

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Hi Bingo Cards!

 

Spring is here and It wakes us out of our winter slumber. I don't know about you but I needed some new hair! Some hot hair! As I was looking around for the perfect style for me, I came across these hot Spring looks.

Hottest Haircuts for Spring 2011

 

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The Look: Undercut Bowl

How to get it: The bowl is a simple, classic cut made famous by the likes of Eva Cedric. This undercut version makes the bowl better than ever. By combining undercutting with asymmetry, it has a flatter, smoother look, extra length, and modern swing and movement. Locks are best styled with just a little hair crème and left to air-dry. Works great on women with petite features.

Celebrity inspiration: Agyness Deyn

 

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The Look: Loose Texture

How to get it: If you fancy something still super cool, but perhaps a little longer, go for a mid-length shattered shape with loose, flexible texture and versatile styling options. This cut has a wispy, light feel with a piece-y texture and movement. It works great with soft edges and a sweeping side-parting, drawing attention to the beautiful features of the face.

Celebrity inspiration: Scarlett Johansson

 

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The Look: Classic Bob

How to get it: If you thought the bob was passé, guess again. Women are creating more movement to the style by either adding loose curls or layers. For a little more fun, you can always give yourself a '20s-inspired hairstyle by making the curls a little tighter and loosely pulling out the curls with your fingers into a desired shape.

Celebrity inspiration: Keira Knightly

 

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The Look: Collarbone Cuts

How to get it: A fresh look for spring comes two ways but is actually the same length. It sits at the collarbone or just a little below. The layers are on the longer side, or you may choose to wear bangs for an edgier look. You can wear it straight or with a loose curl. If the layers are longer, there should be more styling involved. Hot rollers or Velcro rollers are a good option. For maximum results, let them set for a few minutes. When you take the rollers out, brush hair lightly into a desired shape.

Celebrity inspiration: January Jones

 

Get yourself a Hollywood look fit for Bingo Hollywood!

 

Have a lucky week!

 

Source: stylelist.com

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Froggy the loose texture cut it so you guuuuuurrrrrrrlll!!

 

I do like it. It's a little short though and I wanted to keep some of the length.

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all i got to say is my woman better never come home with the undercut bowl. Theres nothing to run your fingers through. i aint a fan

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You romantic devil you! So which hairstyle would you want to run your fingers through tommy?

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Hi Bingo Babes!

 

I was thinking about possibly trying to get in shape. Then I stopped. Here's a list of sports that are sure to get you fit for summer!

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Top 10 Sports That Get You Cut

 

1. Rowing

2. Wrestling

3. Bouldering

4. Surfing

5. Swimming

6. Gymnastics

7. Parkour

8. Sprinting

9. Kayaking

10. Ballet

 

Some of these I have never heard of and I won't be doing any of these anyway but I'll be thinking about you all sweating while I play bingo at Think Bingo!

 

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I've never heard of 7. Parkour.  I gotta go find out what it is.

 

Thanks Froggy.

 

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omg - check this out

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Well we could do that no problem huh blue? Piece of cake!

 

 

LMAO LOL LOL LOL

 

Absolutely Froggy! 

 

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