Helping a Friend

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When you’ve got a friend that has had a miscarriage there is a lot you can do to help her. Many times we are afraid to say anything because we don’t want to say the wrong thing but not saying anything at all can be just as bad. So what should you say and what shouldn’t you say. I have had three miscarriages myself and have heard a great deal of things that were just not the perfect things to say. I have put together a list of items you can say and things you probably should not. Things you should say.

Do call her and tell her you are sorry for her loss.
Do send her a card or flowers to show you care
Do let her talk as much as she wants to or wants to.
Do offer to assist with housework, babysitting or other things that she might not feel up to doing.
Do acknowledge her baby.
It’s okay to say I don’t know what to say I don’t know how to help. Do call and check up on her. The pain doesn’t go away in a couple days. She wants to feel like other people care about what she is experiencing.
Do ask if she would like to discuss it.
Things you should not say. Learn More

At least it happened early in the pregnancy until you actually got attached.
It was God’s will
I understand how you feel. Even if you have had more than one miscarriage, you may not know how she’s feeling.
It was just one miscarriage.
I know a friend that had such and such miscarriages and she has kids now.
It was nature’s way of getting rid of defective chromosomes.
At least you’ve got one child
I don’t know why you’re so upset.
Perhaps you should consider adoption, not having kids.
Do not not talk about it. Do not avoid her.
Don’t attempt to cheer her up. She probably doesn’t want to be cheered up and in doing this you are not acknowledging her pain.
It may be hard for her to be around children or pregnant women. But do not avoid being around her if you’re pregnant or have children.

Do share your experience but this isn’t the time to go on about how bad things were for you. She needs your support.

If she does get pregnant again, do not dismiss her anxiety by saying things like lots of women have spotting, cramping, etc.. Be optimistic but acknowledge her fears.

 

Accessories Guide

Quad Car Motor Vehicle All-Terrain Vehicle

When you first beginning heavy ATV riding and severe outdoors treks, you may feel like you need to get every Animal Control Services in the store. You need it all because it seems so nice and you believe it will make you look more important or more of a specialist. For your information’s, beginners just need the basic ATV accessories and this report will explain what is necessary for the beginner.

There are many items and related products that you can buy, but the following list is only explains the fundamentals and the importance of each. Especially if you’re a young rider, these items are a necessity. If you are on a budget, then you want to be more concerned with the accessories that will keep you secure and not what will make you cool. If you buy the critical things listed below, you’ll be ready to hit the trails with safety as your number one thought.

The first ATV accessories you need to purchase is a helmet. There were too many accidents where people were serious injured that could have been averted if they had been wearing a helmet. And the choices for a fashionable or cool looking helmet are huge, There is never an excuse for not putting you helmet on and wearing it on a quick or short ride.

The next ATV accessories which are god to possess are gloves. Gloves will protect your hands from scratches and scrapes from tree limbs and bushes. They will give you a better grip at the handles and make holding tightly more comfortable. They’ll cushion your fingers against scrapes on the ground in the event that you wreck. The gloves will really take the beating for you. They won’t protect against crushing if the mess is severe, but they will keep minor scrapes at bay.

Protective eye gear is also essential for anyone who rides an ATV. Bugsdebris, and wind all can prevent you from seeing clearly. It is a natural instinct to blink when something gets into your eye. And one blink is all it would take to veer off the road or hit an object. You can wear sunglasses or clear eyewear goggles. Just make sure the ones you choose are unbreakable.

The listing ATV accessories go on and on. But these 3 things are basic, but important.

Building a Killer Outdoor Kitchen

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An outdoor kitchen is the ultimate fantasy for plenty of folks who like backyard entertaining. Imagine gathering your family or friends together for a summertime barbecue or a cozy winter cocktail party at the comfort of your own backyard. Here are some great suggestions for designing your killer outdoor kitchen.

1. Design Ideas

Pinterest is a excellent resource to find design inspiration and to compile your plans. There is a large number of design options on the market. Have a look at some of these tips!

Moern and glistening
Concrete or rich colored woods are a great way to create a contemporary design aesthetic. Most classic or traditional kitchens use white-washed or light colored wood to create the appearance so go the opposite way for contemporary! Minimal furniture and attributes also help to create a contemporary feel. This also helps with maintenance and clean-up too. Take a look at these pictures for inspiration.

Vintage or Country
White wood, blue accents, and exposed stone are a great way to give your outdoor kitchen rustic, classic appeal. Flowers and plants growing up the sides of walls or arbors are amazing for producing softness and a traditional appeal also.

2. Grills

So many grilling options! There are 6 major kinds of grills to consider for your outdoor kitchen. Think about what you most like cooking and what you can get the most use out of before picking your grill.

Open Grills
This is the simplest set up of all grills. It consists of a metal or stone box with a heating element (charcoal, wood, gas) and a metal grate over the top of the box right over the flame. Open grills are best for direct grilling over high heat and are best suited for fast cooking foods such as kebabs, lean steaks and chops, and fish.

Covered Grills
Add a cover to the open grill and it permits you to add smoking and indirect grilling features to your outdoor grill. You can also add various types of wood to your grill, close the lid, and let the meat slowly absorb the aroma of the wood.

Ceramic grills are made of thick walls which allows heat to radiate off the side of the walls for even cooking. Ceramic grills are usually much deeper than typical grills and are usually used to cook bread (such as flatbreads or India’s naan) directly on the side walls. The grill portion of ceramic grills are best suited for thin sliced meat, kebabs, fish, or veggies.

Rotisserie Grills
A rotisserie grill adds a rotating spit into the grill to allow for even cooking of thick slabs of meat or whole animals. Food is cooked slowly over a few hours which results in crispy skins on the outside and tender, moist meat on the inside. Rotisserie grills are best suited for thick steaks, fatty meats, or whole animals like chickens, ducks, or even entire pigs (if your grill is large enough).

A smoker grill cooks meat on low heat for many hours over aromatic wood chips for tender and flavorful meat. The most common woods used for smokers include maple, hickory, mesquite, oak, and pecan. Smokers are best suited for tough cuts of beef which it slowly tenderizes while at the smoker. Meats such as briskets and ribs are perfect for this.

A firepit grill allows your entire family to feel as if you’re camping out right in your backyard! Firepit grills are just like campfires but using a metal grate positioned above the flame to cook food. The grates for the grills are height adjustable so that the food raised or lowered to be nearer or farther from the fire. This makes firepit grills extremely versatile and can handle delicate foods like fish, veggies, and S’mores to thick cuts of beef and whole animals.

3. Appliances

Here is an affordable, moveable outdoor pizza oven.

Grilling Space
This is a comprehensive, versatile grill designed especially for outdoor use.

This is a superb option for people who really need to entertain! Store your beverages and drink accessories in a sleek design.

4. Furnishing Ideas

There are a lot of choices to consider when it comes to furnishing. Are you going to go for a table and chair configuration, or a bench and stool setup? Consider what types of parties you may use your kitchen for to help you choose which is best.

Shade: attempt to consider what colour scheme you will like and enjoy throughout the years. You don’t need to select a bold, crazy color palette that you end up tiring of after one season. If you would like a bold, bright signature, use interchangeable pillows, cushions, and throws. You can choose, bright flowers or appliances to add color too. This way, your base palette remains neutral when adding add splashes color which are easy to change out.
Fabric: Obviously, you need to pick a weather-resistant cloth for your outdoor furnishings, especially if there’s a minimal overhead cover. Treated canvas and Olefin fiber are all good options for outdoor furniture.
Shade Sails and Covers: It is important to protect your appliances and furniture from the weather and potentially harsh elements. If you live in an extreme climate, consider the sort of protection that you need to use for your outdoor kitchen. It is possible to build awnings to shade the patio area or you can construct a structure, like an arbor or pergola. Fundamentally, this has a sturdy roof and side pillars. You could even install weather-resistant curtains to the side pillars that you can pull closed to act as walls if you’d like some privacy in your own patio.
Finishing Touches: after the heavy appliances and furniture pieces are installed, take a step back and think of everything else space requirements.
– Ornaments

– Lamps

– Small side-tables

– Decorative trays and bowls

– Vases and good-quality fake flowers

5.

You don’t need to rely on the expertise of others for every aspect of your outdoor kitchen requirements. You can handle some of it yourself if you’re up to it!

Use recycled wood and old furniture/benches from second-hand stores or yard sales. Upcycle yourself and get to work making your seats, benches, or shade sails.
Go out and find weather-resistant cloths from fabric stores or furniture sales. You can re-upholster your outdoor furniture to fit your own personal aesthetic.