Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How to grow turmeric in Colorado

I live in Boulder County and would like to grow turmeric in my garden bed. My goal is to use the turmeric for juicing. Do you have any advice or resources in support of that?

Turmeric liquid is considered a tender perennial for zone 5. This is a tropical plant. Tumeric will grow well in containers though and you could move them outside during the summer months, after there is any chance of frost and then bring them into the house for the winter, again before there is any chance of frost. Indoors they will need a high light area with moderate feed and moisture. Outside they will need partial shade, especially from the hot afternoon sun." Second response: "Turmeric takes 8 months from pre-sprout to harvest in protected culture (high tunnel, greenhouse, or row covers)."

The source of tumeric referenced in liquid turmeric supplements. I think its your best bet (if you don't have a high tunnel or greenhouse)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

12 steps to boost immunity and achieve better health

1 Take supplements, such as zinc, vitamin D, omega 3
fatty acids, vitamin A, selenium and echinacea.

2 Consider eliminating sugar from your diet.
It’s highly inflammatory and has been linked to
many modern-day diseases.

3 Try to move, stretch and do resistance training for 3-4 hours a week.

4 Stay hydrated.

5 Learn to meditate. Check out apps such as Headspace.

6 Laugh and make time for play every day.

7 Eliminate or reduce your intake of known allergens such
as dairy and gluten.

8 Include more vegetables and fruit in your diet.

9 Schedule in some ‘me’ time. Read, draw or listen to
relaxing music.

10 Try to manage your stress with breathing exercises
and affirmations.

11 Turn off blue-light emitting screens at least an hour
before bedtime. These disrupt the production of
melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep.

12 Get at least 8 hours of quality sleep a night.
More tips prior wedding at wedding planner egypt

Bridal Beauty Countdown

Here’s your timeline guide to looking fabulous on the big day from wedding planner egypt

six months out
Get your hair in peak condition and
decide on the style – will it be up or
down? Make an appointment with your
hairdresser to discuss your options, such
as having extensions instead of growing
your hair, and the best products to use.
If your budget allows, start having a
monthly facial, and consult a beauty
therapist about any skin problems you’d
like to address (e.g. pigmentation, fine
lines, scarring, acne). Establish a good
skin-care routine: five minutes morning
and evening, devoted to cleansing, toning,
moisturising and protection, plus weekly
exfoliating and a tightening face mask will
help promote radiant, clear skin.

Pay more attention to your nutrition.
Not eating properly or consuming too
much caffeine or alcohol can play havoc
with your health, nerves and skin. Make
sure your diet is well balanced, with
plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and
minimal processed foods. Try to increase
your water intake.

Start exercising, if you don’t already.
A few sessions with a trainer will get
your routine sorted. If you’re not into
gyms, try walking, swimming or yoga.
Regular exercise won’t just speed up
your metabolism, and help you burn
fat faster, it will also boost your energy
levels and your sense of well-being.

three months before
Book a makeup artist/hairdresser for
yourself, your bridesmaids and mothers,
so you can achieve a total wedding-party
look. Bring along pictures of makeup
looks you like.
How are your nails looking? Start a
weekly manicure routine, and organise a
professional manicure closer to the day.
Do you want a sun-kissed glow for your
wedding and honeymoon? Practise with
tanning products or book in a professional
spray tan.
See a brow specialist. You’ll need time to
sculpt virgin brows or grow back sparse
spots. Book shapings every four to six
weeks leading up to the wedding.

one month before
Get your final haircut or trim, and remind
your fiancé and wedding party to do the
same. If you’re going to colour your hair,
do it now to ensure you are happy.
Trial your hair and makeup look, taking
your veil and hair accessories, plus a
photo or illustration to show the style
of the gown, and discuss the effect you
want to achieve. If you aren’t happy,
ask for another trial, or find someone
new. Now is the time to purchase any
cosmetics you need.
For a sparkling smile, cut down
on tea, coffee and red wine, and use
whitening toothpaste. Have your teeth
professionally whitened if need be.

one week before
Fair eyelashes could be tinted or false
eyelashes applied, and for ultra-smooth
skin, book in a wax.
For ultimate relaxation, splurge on an
aromatherapy massage, or exfoliate,
massage and moisture your skin at home.
Your skin will look its best two or three
days after this.
Give yourself some quiet time; increase
the water you drink, get lots of fresh air
and plenty of sleep.

Indulge in a professional manicure and
pedicure with your bridesmaids.
Drink a cup of chamomile tea and take
a long bath (add a few drops of lavender
oil to the water or put some on your
pillow) to help you relax and sleep.
Pack a touch-up kit, containing a small
compact, lipstick, perfume and comb,
and give it to your chief bridesmaid.
Wash your hair as most hairdressers
prefer to work with day-old hair.
the wedding day
Begin your day with five minutes of
stretches, slowly inhaling and exhaling.
Then go for a brisk 10-minute walk.
This is an excellent way to calm the
nerves and give yourself a healthy glow,
by getting your blood pumping.
Layer your fragrance – if it has a bath
range, use the body wash in the shower
then follow with the moisturiser. Finally,
spray the fragrance into the air in front
of you and step into the spray – you’ll
smell fabulous and the fragrance will
last all day.

Enjoy a light but nourishing breakfast,
then sit and relax for a few minutes as
you think about the day ahead.
If you can, get your makeup artist/
hairdresser to come to your home, and
allow at least two hours for getting
ready. Remember to wear a robe or
button-down shirt. Once the makeup
is applied, try to keep cool as heat can
easily flush the skin.
As you’re about to leave, apply your
perfume to the pulses, especially behind
the ears.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Chicago has the largest Polish population outside of Warsaw, Poland itself. The wedding is one of the most important family celebrations. If you, or your groom, has Polish roots there are several ways you can express your heritage with help from your wedding planner. For centuries most marriages in Poland took place starting the beginning of September and continued through fall and winter except for the holy weeks of advent and lent. This was at a time when the all-important harvest and field work was completed; and food was at abundance to hold and host a major celebration as a wedding.

The engagement period: Zareczyny or Zrekowiny. The main event on the night of engagement was the tying together of the hands of the couple to be married. There were numerous variations on this custom, but in whatever form it appeared, the central elements were an uncut loaf of bread and a white towel or scarf. Because engagement was as binding as the marriage itself, it was always done in a public act in front of family and friends who acted as witnesses. Starosta (an intermediary) joined the right hands of the couple above the bread, tied them together with white cloth, and made the sign of the cross over their joined hands representing "the joined endeavors of the man and woman to prepare the bread” that they always have bread beneath their hands. Then there were Oprosiny or Zaprosiny (the invitations). Wedding traditions demanded that guests be invited in a certain obligatory manner. First, invitations were issued to relatives or friends to act as groomsmen or bridesmaids.

 The bride and groom then went to invite their godparents. In some sections of Poland old custom forbade the exclusion of anyone in the village from being invited to the wedding. On the wedding day it was customary to have musicians playing as the wedding guests began arriving at the Dom Weselny (wedding home). On seeing a guest approaching they would begin to play, for which they were sometimes rewarded with a small tip. When the groom arrived with his Starosta, groomsman and family members, the maid of honor began dressing the bride. Everyone would gather at the home of the bride to accompany the bridal couple to the church, but also to witness the blessing and symbolic farewells of the bride with her parents, relatives, and friends.

The blessing by the parents was seen as more important than the church ceremony itself. After the receiving of the blessing, everyone stood in a circle around the couple and the mother blessed them with holy water. The blessings were so important that, if a mother or father had died, the wedding party would stop at the cemetery where the groom or bride asked for a blessing from the deceased parent.

Stay tuned for Part 2 from the The Wedding Engineers #1 wedding company in egypt

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Spend time choosing the most important symbol of your day

Though it could be considered the most
significant purchase for your wedding
day, many couples leave buying
wedding bands until the very end of their
planning, and don’t always give this all important
purchase the careful consideration it
deserves. Not just a symbol of the vows you’re
about to take, you’ll wear this extra-special
piece every day for the rest of your life.

For the bride, a wedding band can be a
tricky purchase as it needs to sit alongside
her engagement ring – ideally, the band will
complement, not overpower, the design. You
may even want to consider two bands that will
sit on either side of your engagement ring, then
purchase one for the wedding ceremony and
save the second to celebrate your first
anniversary or the birth of your first child.

When it comes to the groom, choosing
a wedding band is often uncharted territory. For
many guys, it’s the first time they’ve really worn
jewellery, let alone a ring – and every day!

Some grooms may prefer a ring solely for
the ceremony, or just a simple band that they
can wear on weekends or at night, depending
on their job and if they work with their hands.
Needless to say, if he’s not likely to be wearing
his wedding ring day in, day out, then there’s no
need to spend a fortune – a simple, 9kt gold
band will suffice.


> A wedding ring is the symbol of your
love and marriage vows, so it should
make you feel special whenever you look
at it. Choose quality craftsmanship and
design over price.

> Have a look at designs in magazines and
on websites, then purchase your ring
from a jeweller with a good reputation,
who belongs to the Jewellery Association
of Australia or ask a Cairo wedding consultant

> It must be comfortable, and the right
size. Keep in mind how your engagement
ring feels during temperature changes or
if you’re washing your hands. Make sure
your groom also understands how much
the size of your fingers varies throughout
the year, and even the day.

> Jewellers often get a rush order from
couples who have forgotten to order
their wedding rings. This can lead to
disappointment as they may have to
choose a design that is readily available,
rather than one they really want. Order
your rings at least three months before
the wedding day – this allows for
delivery and ensures there’s time for any
unforeseen alterations.

More tips at

Before I began working

Before I began working at The Wedding Engineers as a certified wedding planner in Egypt, everything I knew about wedding planning I learned by watching movies. My favourites, Father of the Bride and Bride Wars, both depict chaotic and stressful versions of the process, and include hilarious, though admittedly high maintenance, wedding planners (take a bow Martin Short and Candice Bergen).

Now, thanks mostly to this, our comprehensive planning issue, I understand how complex – and crazy-making! – the process can be. From the moment you become engaged and the first person asks, ‘When’s the wedding?’ the pressure is on. And though I’m sure some of you are already more organised than Franck Eggelhoffer from Father of the Bride, I hear from plenty of brides-to-be who are wondering where they should start.

Over these 146 pages, we talk you through every detail, from choosing a ring together, to finding a photographer, settling on a DJ versus a live band, and planning a dream honeymoon as reward for all your hard work. For each key category we have included the important things to consider, expert advice, check lists, inspiration and a guide to budgeting.

It’s all here!
Though planning your wedding probably won’t resemble a glossy Hollywood
film, it will hopefully be one of the most exciting and fun times of your life. And
regardless of what style you settle on, or how many guests you invite, the goal is
always your perfect day and a long, loving marriage.