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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Knowing Thy Self

There are many points in our lives that we thought we know ourselves better than anyone else- and why not? It is our life after all. However, it is not always the case for most of us. Ask your sons or daughters, or any of your relatives and friends how you are to them- then only then we can get a hint on who we really are. Apart from being judged or misjudged by others- it is them who can really tell who we are. It shows in the way we act, the things we said, and how we impacted the people around us.

For me, I cannot deny the fact that I do not know myself that much. There are times that I am who I  presumed I was. But, it was the opposite thing for others. I thought I am a gentle Mom but when others heard me scolding my kids, I am not who I thought I was. I thought I was a loving wife but seeing my husband doing all the chores I am supposed to be doing-then it changes everything. I can only see the selfish me, the arrogant me and the insensitive me.

Knowing thyself huh?

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Find The Perfect Gift At A Children's Boutique

A baby registry service and boutique is the ideal answer when you are searching for adorable newborn girl gifts for her, the baby shower, and for decorating her nursery décor.  You can add free personalization on many of the products and free gift wrap. 

Don't wait until the baby is born to register. While the mother is still pregnant, the service has time for its professional designers to help you choose from a wide variety of products and customized pieces for the baby and her nursery and bring your visions to life. 

Newborn gift packages can present individual choices of artwork designs and colors on many innovative items and accessories to make your gift entirely unique and give her a wonderful wardrobe and a comforting, enjoyable, and very pleasant environment. There is a wide selection of bibs, blankets, towels, piggy banks, clothing, stuffed animals, and much more.

Newborn Gift Package

Newborn Gift Package - Welcome Baby GirlThis can be packed with a variety of great gifts and keepsakes chosen from a wide assortment that will make a lasting impression and make the new parents smile! The gifts will be artfully arranged in a fun gift basket for the baby shower or to welcome the new addition. 

Baby Blanket

In a baby size 30" x 36”, it incorporates the softest fabrics. A stock blanket can be monogrammed with a name or initials, or you have to allow several weeks if you want the child's name appliqued on it.  

Baby Giraffe Hooded Infant Towel

This generously sized baby hooded towel is in plush terry, has edging all the way around; and is appliqued with velour.  You can add a name or monogram to create a fabulous gift!

Personalized Burp Cloths and Baby Bibs

Practical as well as cute, these individual gifts or coordinating sets make feeding the little one a bit less messy.  Choose from bold prints or subdued pastels. These can be special as a shower gift by adding a name or monogram and a personalized baby blanket. 

Pink Elephant Bank

It's never too early to start a savings program!  This is hand painted and personalized for that special little someone! 

Purple Pumpkin Gifts in the Philadelphia and Huntingdon Valley area of Pennsylvania is the place to order exceptional and customized children's gifts to be given locally or shipped anywhere in the United States through online and telephone shopping. Your order will be processed quickly and safely delivered to its destination.  

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Ditch the Label, Be Real!

This video caught my attention big time. This is the reality. This is us. We are so accustomed to the lie we created on Social Media. We rather pretend because we are overly conscious of what others will think and say. But for how long shall we tolerate this kind of lies?

Isn't it the right time to, indeed, DITCH THE LABEL!
Let's be REAL!

Video credit to Ditch the Label.

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How an Interior Designer Can Help You

Every person who owns a home wants it to look good. You might be one of the many people who are not that gifted when it comes to interior design. Therefore, it would make sense for you to hire a person who has gone to school for interior design and does it professionally. There are many companies that specialize in interior design. You can have an interior designer come to your home and take a look at every room that you want to have decorated. He or she will put together some ideas that you can approve or have changed. Here are a few of the many advantages of hiring an interior designer.

1. A professional interior designer will be able to come up with interesting ideas.

One of the main reasons you are hiring an interior designer in the first place is for their ability to come up with fun, innovative and interesting ideas that you would have never been able to think of on your own. These people spend their lives taking a look at the interiors of homes and listening to the tastes of their various clients. They then use this info to come up with design ideas that will blow you away. A company that handles Dubai interior design will come up with several ideas for you to choose from.

2. An interior designer can make your home look great while you do other things.

You might be a very busy person. You do not have time in your life to sit around and come up with interior design ideas. You might not have the skill or desire to do the interior design work on your home. Hiring someone to do this task for you will allow you to focus on things in your life that are more important to you. 

3. The task of designing the interior of your home can be finished very quickly by hiring a professional.

Many people want to get the interior design work on their home completed as quickly as possible. You might have a deadline that you need this task to be completed by. If this is the case, a professional interior designer will be able to meet your demands. He or she will put together a plan that will get the design work finished by the date that you have in mind.

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Trusting No One But God

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In this very chaotic world, it's hard to entrust our life to anyone. Even relatives have the tendency to break one's trust to each other. Clearly, God's message tells us that we can simply put our trust on Him with all our hearts, mind, and soul. However, we are sometimes overcome with our doubts. And with that, we need more faith in entrusting our life to Our Creator.

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Cheap Ways to Prepare Your House for the Summer

With summer right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about how you'll turn your home into a safe haven against all of the heat and humidity. Luckily, this guide will outline just a handful of ways in which you can effectively and, perhaps more importantly, affordably alter your home into a cool wonderland for your friends and family. 

Invest in Air Filtering Plants

By strategically placing certain plants around your house, you can dramatically improve the air quality and ensure that your family won't have a hard time breathing properly. For the bets results, try to use plants like spider plants and snake plants, and then place them near places like your bathroom where better air flow will be most welcomed. 

Look for Repair Opportunities

AIR ON TIME ACAlthough you might be worried about the cost of replacing outdated or old air conditioner units, there are better alternatives. For instance, companies like Air on Time AC can help with AC repair Tomball Texas and actually save you money in the long run. Instead of buying a completely new air conditioner unit, repairing an existing one can potentially save you a considerable amount of money, all while still providing your family with the same refreshing air that you've come to expect during the summertime. 

Similarly, you should keep an eye out on your refrigerator now before any serious issues develop. Try cleaning out the condensing coils before the summer rolls around, so that you can ensure your family won't have to worry about cold refreshments when it gets particularly warm out. 

Pay Attention to Fan Settings

As useful as air conditioner units may be, fans can also provide a relaxing atmosphere on a hot day. If you play around with the settings, and make sure that the fan is set to rotate counter-clockwise, then you can actually develop a nice temperate environment throughout your house. When the fans rotate counter-clockwise, it causes the hot and cool air to mix, which results in the enjoyable effect.

The summer is all about enjoying time with your friends and family, so don't let dealing with the temperature bring you down too much. As long as you stick with these ideas, and maybe even pursue some of your own, you'll be sure to have a great time throughout the summer.

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Mother's Day- My Day

Messages for Mother's Day are now flooding my Inbox, as well as on Social Media. Yes it's my day- and day also to all mothers in the world who gave their life selflessly for their family. It's my Mom's Day and I know she won't be able to read this immediately because she's having an early Mother's Day celebration with her friends. She's currrently on her well-deserved break from her nerve-breaking job. 

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Just like my Mom, my great respect and salute to all mothers in the world who are willing to give up their own happiness for their kids, who are willing to take all the burdens for their family. Above all, I would like to thank God for creating such kind of people with such exceptional abilities. Kudos!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

How to Take a Perfect Selfie

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Taking a selfie has become the latest trend in our society nowadays. Young and old alike, they love to take selfies. Others are very conscious with how they look that they really invest on perfect phone cameras that have special features intended for selfie addicts.

However, when taking a perfect selfie that could be a perfect profile picture for your social media account, you will only remember few important things before taking that pose. Make sure you don't look pale in front of the camera. Put on some make-up, giving emphasis on the color of your lips. Highlight the contour of your cheeks as well. Second, and perhaps the most important thing, let your crowning glory emphasize your natural beauty. But when you have some problem with your hair, try wearing wigs. Or, if you are tired of your current hairstyle but just cannot let go of it, wearing wigs is the best option. And just to ensure of real quality, try diva wigs. They have a lot of options to choose from. 
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You can be glamorous with their shoulder-length locks, or be bold and be daring with their waves or just simply impress others with that long, shiny, straight hair. As you can see, they all look so natural because it is made from natural human hair. For more options, visit their website at and avail their discounted prices.

Lastly, choose the wig that will emphasize your natural beauty. Do not overdo. Always stick to what we already learned- SIMPLICITY IS BEAUTY.

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Frustrated Chef

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When it comes to the area of cooking, I truly admire my Mom. From my favorite dishes down to my sweet tooth cravings for desserts, she almost knew everything. I could only wish passing down such skills could be as easy as learning the ABC's. Now that I am a Mom of three, I am actually trying to be that skillful Mom in the kitchen as I could be. I often watch cooking demo in YouTube channels, I also asked those colleagues of mine who are equally gifted about some recipes. However, during my attempts to become one good cook, I always encountered failures- though I have always been told that it is part of the process of acquiring knowledge, it really saddened me. Wish I could have my Mom's ability.

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My own version of macaroons
Nevertheless, no matter how much of a failure I could be, that feeling of being appreciated for my efforts by my children is already an achievement for me. When I hear my daughter says "hmm yummy" it somehow inspire me to learn more and to strive harder to really make it perfect next time. I know it's still a long way ahead. I just have to savor my motherhood adventure one at a time. 
Oh, by the way, what I have featured here is my own version of macaroons. When I asked my husband about the taste, he said it's okay. Good thing he didn't witness all those burned part of my macaroons LOL

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ways to Learn Playing the Piano By Yourself

Are you a music enthusiast who has always wanted to learn the piano? You are not alone in this thought. Playing the piano is a rewarding experience that can help in you in different areas of life. Honestly, not everyone is born with the ability to play the piano professionally, but that doesn't mean you can't get some enjoyment out of it. In fact, some might say that hobbyists enjoy playing an instrument more because there is less pressure on them to be able to perform well. They simply play for the pure enjoyment. 

Resulta ng larawan para sa piano lesson for adultIt is much easier to learn a musical instrument as s child. Because of this, many people shy from making the effort to learn as adults. It's not impossible for an adult to learn too, so why not at least give it a shot. You can even teach yourself if you are too embarrassed to go in front of a teacher or other students during the learning process. Here are a few tips to help you teach yourself music. 

1. Learn By Ear - Some people have a natural gift for learning music by ear. If this is you, the piano could be the best instrument for you because it is laid out so logically compared to how the ear works. If you don't have a great ear, don't be worried. It can be honed and developed like the muscles in the body when you work out. 

2. Just Sit and Poke Around - When you're getting started, sit at the piano and poke around. This will help you get more familiar with it so, when you are finally getting more serious about learning, you will have somewhat of a foundation to start with. Plus, it's just a fun thing to do. 

3. Stay Motivated - The reason most people fail is because they give up. Use any method you can to help you stay motivated to practice and stay involved with your quest to become a proficient pianist. Each person has a different way to motivate themselves musically and you should find yours as soon as possible.  

Ideally, you won't teach yourself. While it is a valid option, there are more effective ways to learn, namely taking private lessons. If you do decide to teach yourself, contact a company like C.R. Carole music. They have a wide variety of different music books designed to help you teach yourself piano. 

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Before Working On The Basement

Resulta ng larawan para sa basement workoutThe basement of the home is an area that usually doesn't see much attention unless you have designed it so that it's functional for the family. It's best to find a general contractor who can complete the remodeling of the basement so that you don't deal with the electrical work, the flooring and any plumbing that you want to add. Before any basement project begins, you need to walk around the space to make sure the area is dry. If there is any mold or mildew, you need to find the source so that it can be repaired before adding any kind of flooring or doing anything with the walls. 

Look over the codes for your area to see if there is any paperwork that needs to be filed before any remodeling begins. This is usually seen more if you are doing anything with the plumbing or the electrical components. Examine the foundation of the home to see if there are any cracks. You also want to look at the grading that is near the base of the home. If there are grading issues, then you need to get them fixed so that moisture and even animals don't get into the basement area. 

Most basements are made with concrete or another sturdy material as the base. The proper fasteners need to be used when working with the flooring and other components that are added to the basement because a simple nail won't go through concrete or brick. This is where the contractor will come into play as he will know the best way to fasten everything together. The basement also needs some kind of moisture barrier. This will help keep mold and mildew from forming. Even if you use the room as a game room or a den, it can still develop moisture easier than the rest of the home because it's underground. Insulation needs to be added to keep the temperature regulated so that the basement will stay comfortable as most basements tend to be a bit cooler. Spray foam insulation is often the easiest material to work with. 

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Getting the Mail Delivery and Package Forwarding You Need Anywhere in the World

The pace of the international business market does not allow industry leaders to conduct business at home.  You must be on the go and ready to meet with or serve your partners or clients at a moment's notice.  

Resulta ng larawan para sa mailboxThis hectic schedule leaves you little time as well to pick up your mail or forward packages to client awaiting word or products from you.  Rather than risk offending clients or losing money, you may find it better to rent a mailbox service that can fulfill these important mail and delivery tasks for you.  By securing services for mail correspondence and package apostille New York  City business leaders like you can travel with fewer worries and still maintain important contact with clients and partners around the globe.  

Rental Convenience

Depending on the nature of your business, you may need to rent the mailbox for longer than an ordinary PO Box lease term.  You might need the services for months or even years before you can finally slow down and base your correspondence out of a single physical address.

The service is set up to accommodate professionals like you who are on the go and yet in need of long term and discreet mail and package delivery and forwarding assistance.  You can have access to the mailbox for as long as needed without the fear that the facility will stop receiving and sending out your letters and packages.  

You also do not have to worry that you will need to use the address of a relative or friend to receive packages and mail.  All of your correspondence can come and go from this facility.  It can then be sent directly to you as needed regardless of where you are in the world.

Notary and Privacy

The facility also offers notary public services that you can use at your disposal to validate documents for legal or business purposes.  Many mediators, trustees, and other third-party entities will not accept paperwork that has not been notarized.  Instead of looking around the city in which you are temporarily based for a notary, you can use the one at the mailbox rental.  The service is included with your rental fee.

Finally, you may want the highest level of discretion when conducting business.  You do not want people to know where you are or what kinds of letters and packages are being sent to you.  The facility ensures your privacy at all times.

Global business leaders do not get the luxury of staying home for long.  You can get letters and send out packages by renting a mailbox from a package and mail fulfillment service center.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

PF: Pink Water Bottle

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Thank God it's Friday!

It's been a long day, yes it is! I am thankful to God for a very successful Moving Up Ceremony. Congratulations to all my students who made it this far. And now, I can finally have my beauty rest (but not that much because we still have to report at school by next week and the week thereafter).

Since it is Friday, I am taking this post to Mommy Ruby's Pink Fridays! It's been awhile already and I am glad that memes like this still exists (Thanks to the Author!). So for this week, I will be featuring my water bottle! Why? Because it is Pink!

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Rainy Days and Mondays..

That line sounds familiar- a random thought actually. While writing on this, my daughter is at my back trying to fit herself on the chair I am using. She's my buddy for today here in school. Last week was a truly busy week because our school hosted the MTAP Regional Finals sponsored by Metrobank. And this week is another busy week because it is going to be our Moving Up Ceremony on Friday and a handful of things/tasks were delegated to me such as TArps, Certificates and Programmes. That also explains why I missed the two Fridays for Pink Friday of Mommy Ruby. Anyway, just wanna share to you the tarp I have made last week for the said event. Your comment and suggestion for improvement are absolutely welcome.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

PF 01 s. 2017: Welcome Back Pink Friday!

I am glad Mommy Ruby hosted back the Pink Friday memes. I truly miss this meme and hopefully other daily memes will also return to give another life to our blogs (especially mine who is quite in a hiatus for awhile.)
So, my entry for this week will be this one:
Til' next Friday!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Yes to Death Penalty!

"walay mabitay kung walay magpabitay" 

Yes indeed! No one will be hanged or will be sentenced to death if one will only behave according to the law of men and law of God.

The debatable issue about the implementation of Death Penalty was a hot seat topic in our society right now and giving an eerie feeling to those so-called "Pro-life" individuals.

I am happy to the fact that Death Penalty was discussed again by our legislative bodies. However, I was saddened by the fact that they limit the criteria to drug-related cases only.

Well, well, well so be it. But how about those other heinous cases? Rapist who raped a 2-year old baby? Kidnappers who beheaded a German national because a ransom was not given? How about that cold-blooded animal who brutally killed a man because of a nonsense traffic fight?

What's the reason for delimiting it by the way? Fear of objection from the Human Rights advocates? The fact that those heinous crimes were committed, the human rights of the victims were already jeopardized thus the perpetrators should face the consequence that they rightfully deserve- face DEATH SENTENCE BY HANGING!

Giving a chance to change for these merciless beings only mean giving the greatest insult to the victims. After all, they won't face DEATH PENALTY if and only if, in the first place, they give premium to the life they jeopardized.


Do I need to enumerate them all?


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Thursday, March 9, 2017

New Options in Lending Support Surge in Real Estate Investment

 realty estate investmentMore people in California are figuring out that now is the time to make money selling real estate. The popularity of many television shows may have helped to push some people into the so-called "flipping" business. People are buying homes, putting in a little bit of work and selling those homes for a profit. It's easier to do today given that the real estate market has made a recovery over the last few years. What is really driving this growth in investment, though, is the availability of more convenient credit. When it comes to hard money lenders California has plenty to go around.

Hard money lending is ideal for people who need to move homes in a hurry. There are two different ways to buy a house, it seems. One might go through the traditional process, checking out homes, surveying lending options, and closing on a home after a few months of hard work. The red tape is everywhere, and that is by design. The average first-time home buyer needs to jump through some hoops so everyone involved can be sure the person is ready to make that purchase. What about professional buyers, though? What happens to them when they need to get a home off the market in a hurry? 

Those buyers have been looking for solutions to make the process easier. Hard money lending is the answer for most. With these loans, the process is quick and simplified. People are able to purchase homes quickly so they can get to work and sell while the market is still hot. More than that, this type of lending works well because professional home buyers don't have the time to sit around cutting through the red tape. They need to be in and out with the process, using their time to add value to the home. Hard money lenders understand that. They provide funding in California and elsewhere for people who know they are going to make a profit on a home purchase and sale. 

It's well documented that when credit is more open in an economy, that economy has a tendency to flourish. This is true whether one is talking about banking  or real estate. Hard money lenders have seen a rise in popularity as traditional lenders have been less willing to hand out money to average people. It is this ability to fill in the gaps that has driven some of the growth in the real estate market. 

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