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Sunday, August 20, 2017

mama AVP@60

She's now officially 60, yet still young and gorgeous! Love you Mother Earth to the Andromeda Galaxy and back! I miss you sooooo much. Hope you'll be home soon!












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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ideas For A Baby Boy

Airplane RockerIf you know someone who is having a boy, you might not know exactly what to get except for the generic diapers or blue clothing. There are a few newborn boy gifts that are functional for the parents and that are a bit more adorable than ordinary blue and yellow gifts that you might think about. A picture frame with the materials to make hand prints and footprints of the baby is a good gift for someone who already has diapers, wipes, and other items. This is a gift that can be cherished for years to come as it's a personal symbol of the baby from the time he's born. 

The baby is going to begin eating baby food at some point, so why not make feeding time fun with bibs that look like bandanas? These adorable bibs come in a variety of designs but look more like a bandana instead of a traditional bib with a curved edge. You can usually get packs of at least three or more so that the parents have a variety of bibs. 

You might not think of gowns for a baby boy, but a swaddling blanket is an option for keeping the baby warm. It's also easy to change the diaper as all you have to do is open the blanket to expose the clothes underneath and the diaper. A soft book with different textures can be a learning tool for when the baby starts holding things in his hands. Personalized newborn blankets are an option if you aren't sure what to get and can include the name of the baby as well as the date of birth, weight, length and time. 

A gift basket is also an idea if you want to get something that the parents can use but want to include a few different things together. Get a blue or white basket with a baby boy balloon attached to the handle. Get sleepers, washcloths, towels and other items that are blue, yellow or green in color. Other items that you can include for a boy are a small tractor or a car that he can play with when he's older or puppy stuffed animals that are blue and brown. 



THROWBACK SATURDAY: LEARNING HOW TO READ

THIS IS HOW IT ALL BEGAN.

My son at five now is already a good reader Thanks to his Reading Teacher, Teacher Ems









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Friday, August 11, 2017

Three Reasons to Cancel Your Timeshare Contract


Very few people purchase a timeshare without thinking it through or without ensuring that it's something they really want and need. When you buy a timeshare, you essentially become a part-time owner of that property. The payment that you make every year gives you the right to visit the property at least once a year. You and your kids will enjoy staying in the same place each year and taking part in all the local activities that you love. As much as you love that timeshare though, there are three reasons why you might decide to terminate your contract.

Loss of Income

A common reason why many owners terminate their contracts is because of changes to their incomes. When you first buy a timeshare, you might make a large sum of money and have little outgoing expenses. Once you have kids, buy a home or purchase a new car, you may find that you have less free cash each month. Ending your lease lets you save some money, which you can put back towards a more affordable vacation for your family.

Too Many Rules

Many people do not realize that timeshare resorts often have a large number of rules that they must follow. There are even some resorts that will not let owners bring their kids with them because these resorts cater only to adults. Other rules may relate to whether you can bring in outside food with you, the type of clothing that you can wear in shared areas and even whether your friends and family can come with you. You may face rules regarding when you can visit and how to pick the dates of your stay too. If the property has too many rules, you can opt for a timeshare cancellation.

Changes in Area

Another reason to cancel your timeshare contract is when the area near or around that timeshare goes through a number of changes. As you come back year after year, you may find that the number of things you can do on your vacation drops because local companies shut down or change owners. The area may go through some economic problems that leave you feeling nervous about staying there. Canceling your contract lets you walk away from that timeshare. Though you likely had good intentions when you bought your timeshare, there are times when you'll want to cancel your contract.



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Unique Ways to Bolster Productivity in the Workplace

It's no secret that the key to any successful workplace lies in creating an environment that is both productive and efficient. As true as this may be though, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's an easy task. What compounds the problem even further is that a successful workplace isn't even necessarily one that has a lot of money poured into it. With that in mind, some of the best ways to improve productivity involve considerable thinking outside of the box. If you're interested in applying some creative solutions to your own workplace, then look no further. This guide will aim to take a look at several unique methods for improving workplace productivity. 

Improve the Environment (Literally)

ART NEWSOME INC.One of the most overlooked areas of any workplace office is the environment itself. How is the air flow? Is your office prepared for shifts in the climate? If people don't feel comfortable, then it can have a noticeable impact on their productivity, regardless of whether they realize it or not. For that reason, it's worth investing in services that are primarily aimed at ensuring the office is well prepared for any external circumstances. In fact, companies like ANI regularly perform HVAC jobs in Hampton roads to help businesses prepare for both the summer and winter. If your company takes noticeable hits in specific seasons, then it might be time to take a look at your heating and air conditioning systems. 

Improve Communication 

Aside from ensuring the office is well-supplied, the next biggest concern might be the employees themselves. While it's easy to think that automation and digital services are the key to improving productivity in any workplace, the truth is that oftentimes you can make just as much progress by communicating with employees directly. Establish a hierarchy that employees trust to report issues with, so that you can respond to them in a timely and appropriate manner. If people feel like they have somewhere they can go to report issues, and have them actually responded to, then they'll spend less time worrying about them while at work. Perhaps most importantly, reviewing and implementing an improved communications system requires little outside investment, and is thus a creative and affordable solution to many productivity concerns. 

While these ideas won't necessarily revolutionize your entire business, they can certainly help it to become a more effective and well run machine. If you're interested in improving your productivity, then hopefully you'll consider these ideas and maybe even think of some creative ones of your own.



How To Analyze Light In Photos: Portrait Photography!

I'm struggling with this for real! Need to learn it this time!













Seeking Your Spiritual Side

If you've reached a point in your life when you just aren't sure which direction to turn, then consider spiritual guidance. When you reach out to a higher power, it can sometimes help calm the body and the mind. There are a few tips to keep in mind so that you receive the most benefits from the guidance that you receive. This type of guidance offers a way for you to shed the things in life that you're doing wrong while discovering an inner awakening. It can lead to a life that is free of anxiety and fear. 

One way that you can grow spiritually is to read books. There are numerous spiritual books that are uplifting and that can give you the guidance that you need on your schedule. You can read a few chapters a day or even read a few verses in the Bible if you're looking for a voice from a higher being. Another way to relax the mind so that the words that you read and hear can be absorbed is to meditate. About 15 minutes is an adequate length of time to spend listening to soothing music or to spend sitting in a quiet room of the home. 

When you can see that you're a spirit with a physical body, then you can begin to change your attitude toward some of the things that you experience in life. You'll begin to look at relationships and minor situations in a way that doesn't play as harshly on the mind. When you seek guidance, you're able to look inside yourself to determine who you really are compared to the person who you think that you are or who others have declared you to be in life. You can start living in a manner that is freeing and that you enjoy. Your happiness can be explored instead of abiding by what others ask you to do or following what others are doing. Approach situations in a positive manner. Avoid thinking negatively about issues in life as this can impact the mind in numerous ways as well as the body. 



Photo Editing 101: How to Photograph a Motion Blur Portrait

This is something I need to look forward to- learning by watching....









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Advice for Getting Your Family Through a Divorce


When a marriage ends, it’s like a death in the family. Though you may still care for your spouse, the love you once shared and the dynamics of your household have now changed forever. Not only will you be dealing with your own emotions of this process, in many cases, you’ll be guiding your family through it as well. For those with children, divorce is especially hard on children which is why it is important to take it one step at a time. Below, is some advice on how to get through a divorce: 

1. Allow Yourself to Grieve
Though you’re expected to help your children adjust to the new normal and deal with their emotions from the divorce, you cannot do this if you’re holding in your own emotions. It is imperative, therefore, to allow yourself time to grieve. Cry, pray, do whatever you feel necessary to sort through your emotions. If necessary, seek the help of a therapist to find ways to cope on a daily basis. 

2. Hire a Family Attorney
Divorces can get really nasty and really legal – fast. You can relieve a lot of the emotional stress you’d go through by hiring a family attorney to help you through the process. Whether you were married in Illinois and need a lake county family attorney or you were married in California and need an orange county attorney you’ll need to hire an attorney in the state you were married in to file for a divorce. They can help you sort through the legal stuff while you focus on rebuilding emotionally and supporting your family. 

3. Communicate Often
You may believe your children don’t notice or don’t care about the divorce, but they do. What they once knew is now changing. It is important that you talk with your children about their feelings. Reinforce how much both parents love them, and even explain how you’re going to make sure you’re both in their lives. This can help to ease the pain. It may be beneficial to get therapy for your children as well. 

Parents screaming at each otherMoving on from a divorce will have its ups and downs, but you can get through it. You will need to first focus on your mental health as you rebuild your life and support your children through this ordeal. Remember, hiring professionals like family attorneys to sort through the stressful legal stuff and therapists to help with your emotions will also help you and your family get through to brighter days. 




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Detrimental Effect of Stress

How to combat stress? This is a one million dollar question that until now still remains a question.
You can actually Google it and you will get multiple results. However, regardless of multiple tips on how to combat stress, we can still hear some cases of suicide caused by overwhelming stress. It's alarming actually because both young and old were affected. Some stress leads to severe depression causing the victim  to take  his own life. 
Stress- so destructive when taken for granted. Any sign and symptom of stress should be addressed immediately.
Lastly, the best way to combat stress is to entrust everything  to God all our burdens in life. 
Are you having a stressful week? Look up!




In Our Brokenness

We all experienced failure. We all went through some sort of a trials. But when you tried to look back and think about it, we are usually amazed of how  were able  to surpass it. Well, it's not actually because of our own doing, rather, it's all because of God's faithfulness in our lives. Yes, it's ALL because of Him. 
Can we pause for a moment and thank God for that through a  prayer of gratitude?

God bless you beautiful soul.




Sunday, July 30, 2017

Things You Need To Know Before You Purchase A Car

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Owning a car is, by far, the most rewarding feeling you could ever have. However, acquiring it is really proven to be costly. Nevertheless, having a car right now is already considered as a necessity, not just a luxury. For working people who needs to commute everyday and juggle with other commuters, car is really a must.

What to consider if you are planning to buy a car right now? Well, first and foremost, always find the best value for your money. Don't just purely rely on what you have seen on TV ads or what you have read from those printed advertisement. These could never be enough. But the information you have can be used in searching for it online. Yes, online information can be very much helpful if you need to know more about anything like cars. One of the best sites that could really be of great help is Cars.com because it was really created to help you in making a decision in purchasing a car. Their website will give you everything that you need to know about any cars. You can search by make or by body style. You can also search for new cars or used cars for wider options and would really suit to your budget. They even have trading options if you have an existing car and want to trade it with others. Plus, you can be assured of your car's maintenance with their service and repair just in case you need one. Not only that, you can have a service and repair fair estimates too and even get a reliable advice from their experts. One of the best features of their website is the Videos and Reviews feature wherein all you need to know about the cars, whether bad or good reviews, is really given to you. The reviews are very extensive so you can really rely that all the information you need is there. Another thing, when you do your research, don't just stick to one car model- have other options so you can make a better decision.


When you have all the information that you need, find a reliable car dealer near you. It is advisable to purchase a car within your locality as much as possible, otherwise, you need to pay for the freight and services if you will have it from other places quite far from you. However, after making price comparison and you found what you're looking for in other car dealers and still can save a great deal on top of the freight and services that you need to shoulder, then go for it. Just make sure that you are making the perfect choice.



Friday, July 28, 2017

The Planets

Watch the video of my son as he tried to name the planets that he have drawn...










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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling

Professional experts can transform your home, or portions of it, into the reality of visions that you have in your mind. Choose a company that takes pride in offering first-rate quality services and complete solutions for your remodeling plans. 

In addition to the added functionality of the rooms, there is a chance to redesign them into the beautiful overhauled spaces that you desire.  The company's mission should be to allow you and your family to enjoy using and viewing the new areas that have been created to fit in with your entire home interior design.  
Kitchen and bath renovation experts, some of whom also do any type of home renovation to give a whole new look to the interior or exterior and increase the value of your property, specialize in providing everything that is necessary to do an outstanding job for pleased customers and do so while staying within your budget. They provide reliable and well-established services using the highest quality of workmanship by skilled and pleasantly friendly technicians.

A complete kitchen remodel can include such major improvements as gutting the entire space and replacing flooring, lighting, installing custom designed cabinets, new counter tops, re-routing any necessary plumbing and gas lines, and whatever else is in the blueprints. 

It is important that an owner or supervisor from the company oversees every detail, is available whenever it is necessary to talk to him or her as the work progresses, and making sure that the work space is left clean and neat at the end of the day's activities. 

Teknik Inc. Logo | Bathroom Remodeling San DiegoTEKNIK, Inc. is a construction company and general contractor that has also been an outstanding remodeling contractor San Diego based, as well as serving the surrounding areas, for a successful 19 years. Whether it is a simple redesign or a much larger project, the company offers competitive pricing and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee due to their licensed and well-experienced contractors that use their skills to make dreams become realities. Contact TEKNIK to request a consultation and free estimate to discuss your home remodeling needs for your Southern California home.





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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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3 Reasons to Travel to Your Idea of an Island Paradise

Everyone has their own idea of an island paradise. From pure white sands and clear-blue oceans in the Caribbean, to blue-green waters and lots of sea foam off the coasts of North Carolina, you can travel the world and find hundreds of examples of island paradises. Because everywhere is someone’s version of perfection. Therefore, you absolutely should make plans to travel to your idea of an island paradise, whatever and wherever that may be. The sights alone are worth the trip When you step out onto a beautiful beach, with the sunshine streaming perfectly over the water, your heart skips a beat at the beauty. You stand there, in wonder, of how amazing and gorgeous nature can be. But there is also that thrill of apprehension, as you know the ocean is also mysterious, dangerous, and adventuresome. With that said, there is nothing like being in the moment and experiencing the natural beauties of what lies before you. Take pictures so you can revel and remember later. 

Contentment accompanies feelings of freedom when you stand on a lengthy, ginormous seashore, you get a feel for how small and fragile you are. And this comes with a certain degree of freedom, as you feel that your whole life is before you and anything is possible. And with this freedom comes contentment and innate feelings of happiness, because your brain releases adrenaline and endorphins to flow alongside your freeing emotions. It’s quite an experience, and one you should definitely treat yourself to. Consider it an indulgence of the mind, body, and heart. 

Related imageSunshine and ocean waves are good for you.  Nature is good for you. And most people don’t get enough of the sunshine and fresh air that promotes great health, lots of energy, and good vibes. However, when you stand on the shorelines amidst the sunshine and ocean waves, you can’t help but feel the positive benefits of being out in nature and experiencing something beautiful. Wriggle your toes in the sand, dip your fingers in the sea foam, and run headlong to dive into the waves—only to come up in fits of giggles. Experience nature with caution, of course, but with freedom and joy too. The aforementioned reasons should have you running for the nearest island paradise. Or, your version at least. Look into timshare transfers, or round-trip vacation packages, to get the most bang for your proverbial travel bucks. Never, ever deny yourself the pure joys of going where you want to go, because you never know when the chance will arise again.



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Getting Healthy with Izumi

Talking about health issues, I would say- I am quite apprehensive when it comes to general check-up and other medical procedures that would check my health statistics. I have nothing against it, I just don't want to know anything about my health conditions (because I am afraid so). But I am observant about my health conditions. The last time I had my blood pressure checkup-it's within normal range. I am fully aware that I have poor healthy habits. I seldom exercise (which is supposedly badly needed considering my weight) because of so many priorities but whenever opportunity comes, I always open myself to it.

Image result for izumiAnd so yesterday, my colleague brought me to a wellness center called IZUMI. Judging from its name, it originates from Japan health technology. The procedure was very simple. You just sit down on a chair that was connected to the machine for thirty minutes while listening to the lecturer. According to her, the procedure will enable our dead cells to reactivate that could fight against many diseases. One of the mentioned diseases or health problems is constipation which I personally experienced for the last three days. And indeed, when I went home, I was able to excrete twice which really feels good inside. According to the lecturer, we need to give our self at least thirty days to experience the procedure. And judging from the effects it has on me- I would surely finish the time allotted and possibly even beyond. This might be the answer to my health needs.


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Get the Most from Your HVAC System

An important part of keeping your home comfortable, regardless of the weather, is having an HVAC system that can provide reliable heating and cooling. Of course, if you want reliable performance, you need to make sure that you schedule annual maintenance. An essential factor in keeping your HVAC system running at its best, is making sure that routine maintenance and repairs are always handled by a licensed HVAC contractor.

The Importance of Annual HVAC Maintenance

Most people know that their vehicle will need occasional maintenance, such as regular oil changes, in order to keep it running at its best. However, it's not unusual for homeowners to put off the same important maintenance for their home's heating and cooling systems. Unfortunately, when you neglect taking care of routine maintenance, it will generally end up costing you more in higher utility bills; however, lack of maintenance can also increase the likelihood that something will go wrong.
Mechanical failures are common in HVAC systems that haven't been serviced properly. An HVAC system that is not kept in good condition will have more repair issues; however, it will also not be able to give the reliability or life expectancy that a properly maintained system can provide.
A leading HVAC contractor Gloucester VA will have trained service technicians who can provide professional maintenance to keep your heating and cooling systems functioning at their best.

Quality Repairs Ensure Reliable Performance


An important part of getting the best life expectancy and performance from your HVAC system is making sure that all repairs and service are handled by an experienced HVAC technician. In fact, many manufacturers will void any warranty that's left on your heating and cooling equipment if it is serviced by an unlicensed individual.
Of course, quality repairs by a licensed technician not only mean reliable heating and cooling, but they can also play an important role in the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. With the right parts, a licensed technician will be able to get your equipment fixed and back to optimal performance in a short time.

Benefits of Choosing a Leading HVAC Contractor

A Gloucester HVAC contractor, such as Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning will have service technicians who are licensed to provide everything from installation of HVAC equipment to repairs and maintenance. When you want your home to be comfortable through every season, it's important to keep your HVAC system serviced by a leading HVAC contractor.




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High-End Skin Softening in 1 Minute or Less in Photoshop

Know the secret of soft, flawless skin on your selfie picture.










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The Benefits of Using Dog Boarding

Whether you are going away for leisure or business, the thought of leaving your dog home alone for an extended period of time is not a good one. It is hard to focus on relaxing or conferences when you are worried about your peer checking on your dog. You can put your mind at ease by leaving your dog with a dog boarding in Plymouth.


Your Dog Is Always Comfortable

A dog boarding facility is full of amenities to keep your dog comfortable during his stay. It all starts with the friendly staff and soothing background music. The suites come in different sizes to accommodate your dog or pet family. The Club Suite features a raised pet bed, play sessions and bedtime biscuit. You can check on your pet with the community web camera. The Signature Suite is a little bigger than the Club Suite. It features a raised pet bed, television, glass privacy doors, sound-proofed walls, play sessions and a bedtime biscuit. You can view your dog on the private web camera. Your dog is always comfortable with the climate-controlled surroundings, and the daily housekeeping ensures a clean, healthy environment for your dog.

Your Dog Receives Daily Care

Your dog receives the care he needs every day during his stay. The staff holds two complementary play sessions each day, which are scheduled for the morning and afternoon. There are up to three premium meals every day to ensure your dog is eating right. The staff also provides four potty breaks for your dog every day. You can rest assured that the staff gives your dog plenty of love and attention during his stay at the dog boarding facility.

You Can Opt For Additional Amenities

Day Care: Fun and FriendsThe dog boarding facility offers extra amenities at an additional fee, and the price of each service is affordable for your budget. You can opt for a private play session, brush and massage, extra cuddles or bedtime story for your pup. Your dog does receive four premium meals every day, but you can add gourmet meals such as the Braised Beef Stew or Chicken Pot Pie Dinner. The additional treats include frozen treats, toys and bottled spring water. You can even opt to have the vacation photos of your dog emailed to you.

You can relax and enjoy your trip by leaving your dog with a reliable dog boarding facility.



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How to Remove Acne in Photoshop

Helpful tips in editing pics. Got to master this one!








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Roofing Repairs


If you have a leaky roof or if there is damage to the roof from recent rains, then you might want to consider hiring a professional company that can come to the home and examine the area. Once the trouble spots are located, the company can make the repairs so that the roof is safe for the home once again. Before hiring a roofing company NYC offers, you should learn about some of the benefits that using a professional brings to the home. 


Workers on a RoofA primary reason for hiring a professional is that the company will use materials that are of the highest quality. You can usually get the materials yourself and know that they are sufficient, but there are supplies that professionals can order at a reduced cost and that are usually in better condition than what you would get at a local hardware store. The materials and the service that is provided are typically under a warranty as well in the event that something goes wrong in the future with the repairs that are made. 

Most of the time, a professional roofing company can do more than just repair a few leaks. The company can remove and replace shingles and check for other types of damage on the roof that have been caused by leaks in the past. Skylights and chimneys can be examined as well. Once the roof is repaired, someone can look at the details inside the house to determine if there are any issues that need to be addressed. 

Repairing a roof is often less expensive than replacing the roof. If there are indications that the roof might need to be replaced in the future, someone from the company can discuss prices and materials that you could use so that you get the best results possible. A roof repair will protect the family and the belongings inside the home. It can also prevent the roof from collapsing in various areas of the house, which would result in more money that is spent on repairs. Hiring a professional allows you to focus on the smaller details of the home instead of worrying about the larger designs


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