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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lather Up with Grapefruit

If you feel like you are running out of energy, lather up with grapefruit.  The enticing scent of the fruit instantly boosts electrical activity in the brain, helping you feel more energetic and clear-headed.

Low Cost Vacations

If you are familiar with the show Extreme Couponing, I'm sure you already have seen how those housewives can bring home carts and carts of grocery items without spending a buck.  Yes, that's just from simply clipping coupons.  Sometimes they pay too but what's $8 against $1200 (the real price of the grocery items in their carts)?  You'd be green with envy if you could see their pantries.  They get a lot more than that they get to donate extra items to their local charities. 

Coupons can help save you a lot of money or even enjoy stuff for free if you'd only take the time to save and use them.  If you are planning to cut back on costs, clipping coupons is a good start.  But wait, the discount stubs aren't just for every day use; a Travel Coupon Guide will allow you to cut back on expenses during special occasions and vacations.  The guide is loaded with coupons for tickets, accommodations, car rental, land transfers and restaurants.  There are also coupons for shows and entertainment.

It would help to plan your vacation in advance so you could make use of coupons when booking for tickets and accommodations. With proper planning and organizing; you can have a stress free and low cost vacation. 

Friday, June 29, 2012


Integrity is something every individual and organization keeps very close to their hearts. It's all about protecting one's reputation. It's trust and being credible. Professionals know that their reputation is at stake with every work they do. Businesses are also very careful with this. They could easily lose everything with the slightest air of doubt. The internet has made almost everything public. Social networks has opened up everyone and even businesses to public scrutiny. An adverse feedback could ruin an individual or a business. This makes internet reputation for everyone online a very serious business.

Comments and feedback is just a click away. A bad review will leave a lasting mark on a person or business. There are now laws that make everyone liable and accountable. Public perception can and will definitely affect anybody. Gossip mongers are now online too. This makes image protection even more important. There are firms that can help you keep your integrity intact and bulletproof. These are professionals who know their jobs and takes measures to protect your privacy. They will help you protect your online image. You shouldn't have to wait for some mischievous individual to cause you harm. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #168 - M&Ms


Craving for this right now.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Correct Time to Drink Water

We all know that drinking lots of water can make us healthy; but did you know that taking it at the right time can make you even healthier?  Well, I didn't so I was surprised to know about it when a cousin forwarded an email to me.  Here, let me share it to all of you.

Why SHOULD  you drink water at night?  I can't attest to the veracity of what is presented, but it seems to have a 'ring of truth' to it.  

Something I didn't know:                        
I asked my Doctor why do I and other people urinate (pee) so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor:  Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright.  When you lie down and the lower body (legs and other things) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!   
I knew you needed a minimum amount of water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.           

Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 
  • 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs  
  • 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion      
  • 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
  • 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack  
My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

Getting Help from Seo Toronto

My husband's cousin has a neat website. His traffic has been steadily growing since he enlisted the help of an SEO Toronto. For a while, his visitors were very few and there were days that he's lucky if he got a visitor. Search Engine Optimization has given him the boost his website needed. People are taking notice of his site. He writes very good articles and they deserve to be read. He also has good tips for just about anything. He's now getting more than a hundred views a day and some advertisers are taking interest in his website. He thinks it's cool as he never expected that he could make some extra bucks out of his website. He has received several offers and is seriously thinking of accepting some of them. I told him to go for it. A few extra dollars would make his site self sufficient. It will eventually pay for itself and he could even make a little savings for his son's college fund.

Taking Your Dream Vacation Without Going Broke

With the difficulties associated with an ailing economy, people have drastically changed their financial priorities. People with hobbies that require regular purchases have been forced to give up those hobbies simply to pay bills. Children enrolled in extracurricular activities have been pulled out by their parents because they could no longer budget for it. These types of occurrences are a sad reality in the current state of our economy; effecting millions of Americans each year.

1958 Ambassador by Rambler - made by American Motors Corporation (AMC) - 4-door hardtop station wagon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In no other industry is this financial drag more prevalent than in the travel industry. Travel has become too expensive for most families, forcing them to push that next visit to the beach off a little more each year. However, if you are willing to get a little creative and do your homework, you can still take those precious vacations without worrying about burning a hole in your pocketbook. So pile the family back into the station wagon and explore the world of vacationing on a budget.

Special Coupons and Bonuses

As someone looking to take their dream vacation on a budget, you will want to keep your eyes open for special coupons and bonuses. The economy has not only been difficult on the average consumer, but for the travel industry as a whole. Due to this fact, travel agencies and tourist destinations regularly offer special packages at discounts to entice new customers.

These special offers and coupons can be found at a number of places online. Some resources include: coupon sites such as: RewardIt Coupons, as well as on websites that are relevant to your desired destination.

Fast Food or Dine-In?

While on vacation, there are plenty of things that can quickly make costs add up. To help avoid this potential issue, pay close attention to activities such as meals. It is always tempting to have the best of the best while on vacation, but to stretch your budget, consider less expensive meal options. For instance, settle for a drive-thru meal over a dine-in option. Not only will you save on the meal itself, but you will not have a tip to shell out for afterwards.

Consider a Road Trip Over Flying

While flying is generally less of a hassle than a road-trip, it more than makes up for it in cost. To get to your favorite tourist destination without breaking the bank, consider a road trip over flying. You will not have to pay those excessively high ticket costs or waste money on baggage fees.

Getting to that favorite Summer destination does not have to be an impossible task for a family that is struggling. Instead, think outside the box and consider the above options as a way to vacation for a portion of what it would normally cost.

Angie's Way to Slim

The park is closed for repairs.  That's what Angie often lied to her kids whenever they begged her to take them to the park.  She lied to them because she didn't have the energy to play with them and the more than 30 pounds she gained after her two pregnancies left her too tired and embarrassed to get off the couch.  Even friends and relatives are starting to notice that Angie had been hiding from them.    Her husband began to worry too so he talked to Angie's best friend, Maria.

It turned out that Maria has a cousin who's been using the Raspberry Ketone Diet.  Apparently, an enzyme found in the yummy jewels known as ketone, has the ability to help a person lose weight.

When the pounds began to fall off; Angie's attitude changed as well.  She became more cheerful and she had lots of energy too.  She took her kids every day to the park where they played for hours.  Aside from that, Angie tries to workout at home daily and she also makes it a point to serve healthier foods to her family.  Angie is pleased that her best friend introduced her to raspberry ketone; she would still be hiding in her home if not for that.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #167 - Corn!


Happy MYM!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Nuts Before Lunch

Can't think clearly?  A mid-morning dose of plant fat wakes up the prefrontal cortex, the brain region that banishes fogginess and helps you think clearly.  Experts suggest 1/4 cup a day to keep brain fog at bay.

A Small Office is Easier to Maintain

Hubs always keeps on wondering how all my stuff and piles of documents and paperwork can all fit in my small office. Well, I really don't need a large space. It's easier to reach for the things I need with a small space; cleaning up is a cinch as well. For as long as I keep all my stuff organized; a small space works for me.

Decorating with Swags

I know that swag drapes look great on any window but I thought these curtain patterns are hard to follow. I was wrong though because when I accidentally opened up a website about drapes and curtains, I found out that swags are actually easy to do.

I have always been fascinated by these beautiful curtains and now I can make them easily. I never would have thought that these fancy drapes were just framed by separate pleated panels. By simply draping the fabric, you can already create different fabulous patterns. There are many patterns to choose from and you can choose whatever design that will fit your window. Who knew decorating with swags is that easy?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Modern Awnings Manually Operated and Motorized

Sun awnings are a great addition to any home. They are perfect in the summer and winter and can add real value to your home. Awnings have come on leaps and bounds from the original pull out versions and in their modern form, sunshades can be really stylish and contemporary.

Sun awnings are perfect for the summer months, as the days get longer there is more and more opportunity to make the most of your outdoor space. A stylish modern awning not only has a level of practicality, they can make any patio area instantly more appealing. With a chic sunshade you can enjoy the summer’s warmth without compromising on you or your family’s health. Awnings are also a great idea for pet owners, if dogs and cats for example have no shade to retreat to on the hottest days, they can get over heated very easily.
In the winter, or any other season where there is little sun, depending on where you live, awnings are also a really good idea for storage purposes. If you have your awning constantly retracted it can be a handy spot for plants, bikes and other garden wear that would otherwise perish in the colder months. This idea can really do wonders for the longevity of your garden furniture. Canopies over windows help block out intrusive sun beams that heat a room instantly or are a nuisance to other leisure activities such as watching television but still allow more light than an internal blind or curtains.

There are so many great fabrics and colours to choose from, you really are spoiled for choice. Sun awningsfrom Nationwide Home Innovations offer a range styles and functionalities such as remote control and fully automated versions. If you have a good search through all of the options you are sure to find an awning that is right for you and the existing aesthetic of you outdoor space. A focal point such as an awning could also set the theme of a garden aesthetic if you were looking for a place to start in a new garden. Many property developers decide on the addition of sun awnings as they know the value of a property can really benefit from the simple installation of a sun awning.

Smart Appliances At Low Cost

The best thing about owning appliances is that they can make your life so much easier. Imagine having to keep food fresh without using a fridge freezer – it can be extremely difficult to do. Meanwhile, it’s also easier to use a Dishwasher from appliances direct than cleaning them by hand, and it saves time too.

If you own kitchen appliances, and you like how they do the basic jobs like cleaning your clothes and keeping your food cool, that’s great. However, you might be interested to learn that there are appliances out there which do more. So-called ‘smart appliances’ do much more than you may expect from a humble washing machine, and they come with a number of great features which make them stand out from the crowd.

There are many characteristics which smart appliances share. They’re seen as being more energy efficient than their predecessors as they use less water and energy. They often get the job done quicker, with some types of Washing Machine can perform a full wash in the space of half an hour. Perhaps one of the best things about smart appliances is that their makers claim that they perform the tasks they’re supposed to do better than older, more basic ones.

You might think that it’s impossible for many people on modest incomes to afford a smart appliance, but it’s possible to get one for an affordable price. If you look around for the best deal, you might be able to find the right one for less than $400 that will do all you expect from one which costs twice as much.

If you want to replace your existing appliances because they’re old, basic or broken, you might want to give yourself a treat and buy yourself a smart appliance. They could make your life easier, leaving you with more time to spend with the family. You’ll then wonder how you ever managed to cope without it. Appliances Direct are a retailer who sell some of the newest smart appliances for low prices. They deliver to customers across the UK and Europe as and when they want them to.

New Spirits

My friend wants to expand her wine list. She already has an extensive one but adding more wines will be a big advantage for her. With an exquisite menu and a very good cheese selection, having more options for a fine dining experience will lead to more profits. For this, she flew to California and a Sonoma Wine Tasting trip. Her executive chef tagged along and choose which wines they could use for the restaurant. Diners expect only the best. Her prices are not expensive despite the ingredients hey use. She would like to give her clients a first class meal for less. She believes everyone should experience fine dining. She manages to get a decent profit and her clientele grows everyday.

Every dish has a matching wine to it. Her waiters and waitresses are only to happy to assist diners of what wine goes well with what they ordered. Even the chef goes out of his way to explain and describe what the diner is having. The professionalism of the staff and the god food made their restaurant not only a success but a hit even with customers from out of town. Her business approach only proves that a small overhead can lead to big profits. I guess the success of restaurant proves this.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #166 - The Giant Yellow Chicken


Happy MYM!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Moringa, the healing plant

The lowly moringa (malunggay) may not be on top of your list when including leafy vegetables in your dishes; but, the moringa plant boasts of numerous health benefits.  The leaves are great at relieving headaches; stopping bleeding from shallow cuts; great for ulcers; diarrhea and malnutrition.

Mina, the dentist

As a practicing dentist, my cousin makes sure she does her job well by attending seminars and doing a lot of readings on the latest medical breakthroughs. She wants to be ahead of her peers and she wants her patients to feel that they are in good hands. Although lawsuits are not her problem because she does her job well; she still makes sure she protects herself from the risk that she may sued by purchasing a texas liability insurance. She says practicing in Texas is a lot different than when she was still residing here in Manila; patients here are easier to please than her patients there.

The Birthday Gift

In case you want to know, there's a price drop for Takamine Guitars. I found an online site for these guitars while helping out a friend buy a guitar for her son. Her son and his friends created a band and she promised him that he'd get a guitar on his birthday. Next week is his 17th birthday and as promised; he'll be getting a very nice guitar. Lucky child!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Did You know?

If you start each lunch and dinner with a mixed green salad it will not only help reduce your appetite for more caloric food; you will also be adding veggies to your meals.  I'm sure you already know that most veggies contain vitamins and minerals to help strengthen your immune system and fend off diseases.

Event Management Software

As a single mom, Roanne is trying to make both ends meet with the meager salary she is getting as a call center agent. During her free time, she bakes cookies and sells them for additional income.  Roanne has no formal education for event management but she is great at organizing.  When she heard from a friend that event management jobs were offered at the job fair near their place; she submitted her resume.  Roanne was lucky because she was immediately scheduled for interview.  After a series of interviews; she was asked to submit all the requirements needed because she was accepted.  She now works as an events planner; has learned how to use an Event Management Software; and enjoys a very attractive salary.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

More Space

The tv stand with mount that my husband saw online would be perfect in my son's room. It's not as bulky as the one he is using right now and it will give him more room to move around. His two best friends can now sleep over if he'll have that stand. He only has a small bedroom and it's tough for three big boys to move about with very little space. Hubs already ordered one and we are expecting it any time soon.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #165 - Fire Dance


Happy MYM!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Soon to become 4 in 1

My niece never thought she would end up as an event organizer.  She took up HRM in college and she wanted to work in a hotel after she graduated, but fate took over and she was lured to organizing events.  Right after college, she met an old friend who is into catering.  She asked my niece if she would like to start a business with her.  Abbie will mange it and help in the events planning while her friend, Samantha, will take care of the food.  Samantha also has a cousin who happened to be a florist and she joined them too.  Abbie borrowed money from her dad so they can start with the business. 

Three years in operation and they are doing well.  The three ladies' company is fast becoming a popular name in weddings and other events.  Other people and companies want to hook up with them -- couturiers, a href="" target="_blank">entertainment businesses, hotels, limousine rental services, and many more. 

The girls never thought they could become big and popular.  They only dreamed of organizing weddings, but now, even companies are seeking their services.  Abbie's younger sister is studying photography.  Pretty soon, she'll join them too and as soon as she does, they can already cover the most important segments in an event.  They are going to me more successful; that, I'm sure of.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Did You Know?

Soursop is not just rich in vitamin C.  The creamy flesh of this tart and sweet fruit can prevent UTI.  The vitamin C in the tropical fruit increases the acidity level of urine, fighting off bacteria that may be present in the urinary tract. 

Off To A Luxury Wilderness Resort

It is kind of late for Mother's Day, but as promised, my husband and I are going on a weekend vacation. We love the outdoors and we go on camping and trekking trips whenever we can. He had made arrangements for us to stay in a luxury wilderness resort. He wants me to have fun. We won't have to sleep on the ground or cook our meals. He wants me to be pampered while enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature. I can't wait as this is the few times that we spend time without the kids. We could have a romantic dinner and maybe a walk under the stars.
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