Friday, 24 October 2014

Easy DIY First Birthday Smash Cake

Easy DIY First Birthday Smash Cake

It is fun to have a smash cake for a first birthday. Enjoy some great moments of your baby and capture some beautiful photographs while he smashes and enjoys playing with it freely. Making a smash cake at home is really easier than you think if you go with a simple design. Here is what we did.

When we were planning our son’s first Birthday party, I saw beautiful photos of first birthday babies with smash cakes. I want to say that this idea is not Sri Lankan. But, we had a smash cake for him and he enjoyed smashing it. That will be a good memory for him once grown up.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Low Glycemic Alternative to Common Sweeteners

Low Glycemic Alternative to Common Sweeteners

The taste of common sweeteners such as brown and white sugar may be yummy, but what these products do to your body is not so sweet. Eating too many refined carbohydrates can lead to heart disease, some forms of cancer, and diabetes. Low glycemic sweeteners are better for overall health and are diabetic-friendly. This is why so many consumers are turning to alternatives to sweeten their baked goods.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

5 Delicious Ways to Eat an Apple

An apple a day-Keeps the doctor away! Is it still valid? Whatever the reason, still apple is a popular fruit among majority of people around the world. On the other way it is a versatile fruit which can be used in different recipes in different way.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

First Birthday Card from

First Birthday Card from

Do you like to receive a personalized greeting card that specially made for you?I really like if someone send that kind of card to me. :)

Few months ago, I ordered a card for Fathers day from Cardstore. After I received the card and after experiencing the excitement of sending personalized cards, I always use for Birthday cards. I used their service to send few birthday cards to my friends and family members during past months. Before reading this post,if you like to read my review and experience of creating a personalized greeting card,read my Review post about Father's Day Greeting Card.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Breakfast at Amansari Hotel City Centre,Johor Bahru

Breakfast at Amansari Hotel City Centre,Johor Bahru

Recently we spent a night at  Amansari Hotel City Centre,Johor Bahru,Malaysia and here are some photos of the Breakfast Buffet. If you like to read the full review of this Hotel, check this Amansari City Hotel Review.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Devilled Prawns in Sri Lankan Style

Devilled is a preferred term for Sri Lankans when it refers to many Sri Lankan dishes. Be it chicken, fish or seafood, most Sri Lankans like to eat a devilled dish. The term indicates a really hot and spicy dish. Usually a devilled dish has a reddish appearance, but it is not from red chilly. Actually this red is from the tomato sauce use for the dish. A devilled dish always gives a mix of sweet, hot, spicy and a tangy taste. 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Osmanthus Dancing Blooming Tea from Teavivre

If you like to watch tea when it is brewing, then here is an eye pleasing tea for you. Grown in Fujian, Chnia and handmade of Silver Needle Green Tea, Lily and Osmanthus Flower, this blooming tea gives you the complete pleasure of tasting tea. 

This Osmanthus Dancing Blooming tea from Teavivre is a round shaped tea and in a shape of a mushroom before brewing. Can you see the photo of it before brewing? It is like a ball before brewing.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Easy Table Centerpiece with Fruits

Easy Table Centerpiece with Fruits

This is a very simple idea for a table centerpiece. What else can I do if I run out of time? We had a celebration during last weekend. My son turned into one. I will post some of his first Birthday Party photos soon.Until that,today I thought of sharing this simple table decoration from the Birthday Party.

Although we ordered food from a catering service, I still cooked some vegetarian foods. We invited few friends for the lunch. Time ran so fast and I found I didn’t have time for any garnish or a simple carving as I planned.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Peach Smoothie with Yogurt

Detoxing is a popular buzz these days among people who consider their health and wellness. Smoothies are in the top of the list among the food which helps to detox the body naturally. Whatever the reason, a fruit smoothie is a healthy way to diet or lose weight naturally. I usually have the habit of having fruits as smoothies. One of the major reasons is that by using a smoothie, I am able to take more fruits in than eating them one by one.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Create Custom Books for the Holidays with Blurb's Book Making Book Camp

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Creating a book is really easy with Blurb. If you remember my previous post about our son’s first month photo book,we created the book using Blurb’s  BookSmart  feature.

However in that post I didn’t share the details on how to make a Blurb Book with BookSmart .I found a helpful resource for you to help simplify the creation of a Blurb book.

Blurb has put together a book making boot camp video.