Friday, December 9, 2016

No Cook Overnight Oatmeal Chia Honey Breakfast Pudding

Few years back, I used to eat rice with egg or hotdog for breakfast then shifted to cereals with milk. The rice was too heavy for a breakfast for me so I stopped eating them.. then cereals came to the picture. I love honey and Oats by Kellogs with low fat milk almost everyday but sometimes i eat bread with spread.

I later found out a new delicious and healthy breakfast that was taught by my online friend. This no-cook oatmeal with chia and honey breakfast pudding was sooooo good that I have been eating it for over 2 weeks now almost everyday. I just changed the fruits that I use and oh boy it is really good. You need to try this.

Preparing it is just so simple. No need to cook and the ratio really depends on you .. no exact measurement. You just need to combine all of them, put in the fridge overnight and voila you'll have a filling breakfast the next day. The oats and chia seeds will absorb the milk and the concoction will turn to a pudding like consistency in the morning.

Ingredients:
whole rolled oats
chia seeds- you can also use flax seeds
fruits that you like
milk ( low fat- almond, soya or coconut milk whatever you prefer)
honey - or maple syrup (but this can be skipped as most fruits are already sweet)


I usually put mine on mason jar but you can use any glass bottle you have.
 
I already made using grapes, banana, apple and mango, which is my fave.
You need to try this because it is so delicious and healthy!

FYI:
Health benefits of OATS

  • rich in fiber, 
  • regulates bowel movement
  • good for the heart
  • controls blood sugar 
  • lower risk of hypertension
Health benefits of CHIA SEEDS
  • rich in fiber
  • helps treat diabetes
  • rich in antioxidants

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Home Preparation Tips For a Worry-Free Vacation

Let's face it, a vacation can be a stressful event if you don't make plans and reservations in advance. You might want to leave your itinerary flexible so as not to stifle your spirit of adventure, but you don't want to experience stress when it comes to things like finding a place to stay, renting a car or having tickets for events you want to attend. In order for your vacation to be a pleasurable experience, you also need to make preparations around your home. You can't fully enjoy your vacation experience if you're worried about your home or pets.

Home preparation
There are a few simple steps you can take to help eliminate worries about your home and make your return a more pleasant experience. Before you leave for vacation, unplug as many electronics as possible. Remove food from the refrigerator that will spoil before you return. A thorough cleaning of your home prior to leaving will assure that you won't have a lengthy chore list when you get home. You should also mow the lawn before you leave.

Home security
You can help assure that your home and its contents remain safe while you're are away by stopping newspaper and mail delivery and putting lights on a timer. Install motion sensor lights outside your home. A security system is a great way to protect your home while you're on vacation and anytime you're away from home. Leave your car in the garage. Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway occasionally so that it appears there is activity going on and someone is home. Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home and to inform you or the proper authorities of any unusual activity.

Pets
Leaving pets behind can be stressful. When you're making those travel plans in advance, add "find luxury cat boarding facilities" to your list of things to do. A boarding facility that lets you customize your cat's meal plan and provide extra perks such as private play time, special treats and toys for your cat is ideal. If your cat is extra playful, a little laid back or a curious kitty that would love a room with a view, knowing that you have made boarding arrangements that match their personality will give you peace of mind while you're away.

It is well worth the investment of time and possibly some extra expense to make home and pet care preparations that will enable you to enjoy your vacation without worrying about things at home. Returning home from vacation to find a clean home and a satisfied cat is a bonus feature to your vacation.

Slowly Healing "Murdered" Toenail

It's always feel great when you have clean nails on your hand and feet but when your pedicurist hurts you then it's another story arghhh..

My vacationing niece from Sydney asked me to accompany her to the nail salon to get her much needed manicure. So we went to this nail salon at the nearby mall, at first i told her to have her nails done at the other salon but she insisted it there.. Ok fine.... the salon is clean and cozy anyway.

Not wanting to wait for her for about an hour or so, I decided to have foot spa with pedicure while my niece got a relaxing hand massage with manicure. The foot spa was nice as well especially when the warm water where my feet are dipped is making my feet relaxed. I have few dead feet skin as what the pedicurist told me. Awesome! She didn't have troubles in my feet i guess.. haha..


I picked a nice red nailpolish for my toenails and it makes my feet look nice. The cleaning at first was ok, she is even asking me if it hurts and I said no. When the cleaning was on my big toe on my right foot, she accidentally hurt it and I blurted out that it hurts.. arghhhh.. She continued to clean it or cut the sides of the nails and oh God it hurts more. After the session, the toe is not hurting much but after a week, the toenail become swollen and pus are accumulating already wahhh.. OUCH!

I decided to put some betadine on my wound and asked my doctor friend to prescribe an antibiotic for me to drink. She prescribed this Dalacin C  (Clindamycin) 300 mg  2/day for 7 days. It is quite expensive, costs P 95.25 each since it is branded. I guess it's much cheaper if I got the generic one.

Anway, i have been drinking this for 3 days now and thankfully, my wound is starting to heal. There is less pain and swelling and the pus are coming out slowly. At first, I have no intention of drinking antibiotic but the swelling is becoming so uncomfortable already so I had to take them now.

Lesson learned. I will not have my nails done for now at the salon. I will just do it by myself now. For sure it will take me years to have it done by someone since this experience is just so unbearable.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Three Technology Strategies That Will Push Your Business Forward

These days, business owners who are interested in moving their companies forward are realizing that they can do so by implementing technology-based strategies. However, many of these corporate leaders don't know which techniques and systems will be most helpful in helping them realize forms of success like an enhanced bottom line or increasing levels of industry authority. If you're interested in accomplishing these types of business-building outcomes, the strategies listed below can help you realize the goal:

1. Update Your Wireless Phone.


One great way to help push your business forward is by updating your wireless phone. This strategy will empower you to ensure that you can communicate effectively with your staff, business partners, current clientele, and prospective customers. If you're in need of new products such as the sierra wirless gx450 modem, you can obtain them from organizations like Wireless Phone Gallery.

2. Implement Digital Marketing Strategies.

One of the business owner's greatest technological tools is digital-based marketing. However, many corporate leaders have yet to implement the online advertising strategies that would help them take their level of Internet visibility and conversion from good to great. If you're ready to step into a new dimension of industry authority while also ensuring that your brand maintains a cutting edge image, be sure to take the world of digital marketing seriously. By hiring the right online advertising firm, you can obtain some or all of the following business-building services:

• Branding
• Social Media Optimization
• Direct Marketing
• Web Design And Development
• Content Development
• Market Research
• Content Management
• Mobile Apps
• Interactive Design
• Mobile Development
• Software Development
• Motion Graphics
• Search Engine Optimization

3. Utilize Cloud Services.


One final technology-based strategy you can implement to push your business forward is utilizing cloud services. This technique is important because it will enable you to work on office-related documents from any location where Internet access is available.

Additionally, cloud services will empower you and your employees to work on documents simultaneously rather than having to pass them around from individual to individual via e-mail. In the end, the use of cloud services tends to save business owners time, thereby enabling them to focus on other company-related projects that will generate revenue or optimize the brand recognition process.

Don't Delay: Begin Pushing Your Business Forward Today!

Business owners who want to push their companies forward should not delay the growth process. Rather, they should implement some or all of the aforementioned business-building techniques now to ensure that they can start seeing big results!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Creative Artworks of my Niece

Arts and crafts talent really run in our family. My 2 older brothers are into visual arts and both have won national competitions. Older brother is into oil painting and photography and his talents have earned him some national titles. My other brother can also paint using oil paint but recently he loves wood sculpture and he have won awards for that too. I have blogged about this before but I think it's on my other blog.

My 13-yr old niece got her talent obviously from his dad and is evident on her drawings. Her fingers started to make beautiful drawing probably around when she was 2 or 3. Up to now you can see her ALL the time drawing on paper and even on computer. She's been using a program on her pc and she's also like to use photoshop soon but she's tinkering with it for a while. A wacom tablet for drawing is her dream gift so she can draw easily on the computer. She will definitely become a good graphic artist because I saw how passionate she was on this hobby of hers.

She's a self taught artist and Youtube became her companion while working on some of her fave characters. I believe she watches tutorials on how to draw and with her magical skills and hands she's able to execute her ideas on her canvas. Wish I can do that as well.. oh well I'll just stick to my graphics designing of digital papers and some cliparts.

Anyway, here are just some of the drawings that she made a couple of months ago and as I was writing this post she saw her drawings and I told her that I'm posting them on my blog. She immediately told me that she still has some new drawings that she did and I was in awe when I saw it.



Why Horse Owners Need Liability Insurance

Everybody loves horses and while ownership is it feasible for everyone, buying a horse is a dream come true for many people. In addition to "living the dream" of having a horse to ride, many owners also involve their animals in therapy programs or even train them to be race or show horses.

Owning a horse isn't like owning a dog or a cat, though. Horses are very large, fast and can be difficult to control. As a result, there is often a real risk of the horse may inadvertently injure someone or damage property. This is particularly true because horses are attractive to many people and it is not unusual for friends or even strangers to carelessly approach a horse and startle the animal.

Property risks of owning a horse are also significant. A horse may escape and trample a neighbor's fence or other property. There's also the possibility of a horse getting out into a road and causing a car accident.

In situations where your horse is party to an injury or property damage, you may be held financially liable not only for things like repairs and medical expenses, but also potentially for other damages such as the injured party's emotional distress or having to take time off work. In addition to these costs, you will also have to arrange for legal representation which can be very time-consuming and expensive.

To prevent suffering from severe financial losses, purchasing equine liability insurance may be in your best interest. This type of insurance, which is sold by specialty insurance agencies such as Ark International group, specifically covers you, the horse owner, from damages caused by your horse. A good general liability policy offers coverage for things like medical expenses as well as the cost of a settlement or judgment. In addition, the policy will also cover the cost of hiring an attorney to represent your legal interests.

Your horse should be a source of pride, love and fun for you and your family. You can protect your relationship with your horse, along with your financial health, by making sure that you have the right insurance product for your situation.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Early Christmas Shopping

I shopped early this year to avoid the crazy Christmas rush. I remember few years ago when I shopped in December for gifts for my friends and relatives, I end up falling in line for an hour or so just to pay. Also, there's not much stocks left on the sizes that I want. So I promised to myself that I will start early this year.

In fact, I already started Christmas shopping last September when there is a 3-day sale at SM mall in our place. Oh boy, there are lots of buyers too but even I got too excited with the sale, I scored some really nice finds as Christmas gifts. Now, my list is already half-way done. I stumbled upon m-audio mobilepre online but I'm not sure if will get it or not for my nephew.

Our local mall is having a Pre-holiday sale once again today Oct. 21st till the 30th and of course I will be going there once again to see what I can get. It's not bad to shop early for gifts because all along you can find nice bargains and stocks are not that scarce. Wish I have gone also to the 3-day sale at Megamall about 2 weeks ago but since it is a bit far from my place and traffic around there is crazy, I opted not to go anymore.

Have you started your Christmas shopping already like me?


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reed Diffuser in my Room


We all want to have a fresh smelling room, don't we? My room is my haven, a place to relax and sleep so I want to make sure that is clean if not that neat most of the times. I may not have the cleanest room but my room smells fresh these days. Thanks, to the reed diffuser thatI bought for P300 at SM home department few months ago.

While I was in my sister's house in Australia last year, their house is full of reed difuser, from the bathroom to the living room that is no wonder why their house is smelling good all the time. Reed diffusers are giving longer-lasting scent that contains essential oils in pretty glass bottles with rattan reeds. You need to put the rattans upside down from time to time so that the scent will give out more.

Right now, the scent of my reed diffuser is lemon as it smells fresh. I might have to buy another scent next time when I run out.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Should You Pay Child Support After a Texas Divorce?

Texas is one of several states that allows residents to file for divorce without obtaining an attorney. You can actually purchase kits that will walk you through the steps of filing. These kits show you everything you need to do and all the paperwork you and your former spouse must file. When looking for help on how to file for divorce Texas residents often have questions about child support, including how it works and what happens if they cannot afford to pay. You should first look at who receives and who pays child support in the state.

Who Pays Child Support?
Like most states, Texas requires that the noncustodial parent pay child support to the custodial parent. The custodial parent is the one who has primary custody of the child. Even if you have your child two or three days out of the week, the court will still view you as the noncustodial parent. The court will often ask that you make payments out of each check, and you can even set it up with the payroll department of your company to automatically take those payments out.

How Much Do You Pay?

The amount that you pay in child support depends on several key factors, including your salary and the lifestyle of your child. If you raised your child in a specific lifestyle and then ask to pay less, the court will likely require that you pay enough to keep your child in that same lifestyle. The amount depends heavily on your income too. Though state laws allow the court to demand you pay more than 50% of what you make, most will require that you pay a set amount that still provides you enough to live on comfortably. Those who make minimum wage may pay well under $100 every two weeks.

What if You Can't Pay?

If you cannot make your child support payments because you lose your job, your work hours change or you face other hardships, you should let the court know as soon as possible. The court can suspend or pause your child support payments or even reduce the size of your payments. If you simply stop making payments, the court can hold you in contempt, issue a warrant in your name and even place you in jail. Make sure you know everything you need to know about child support in Texas before filing your divorce papers.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Keeping Memories Alive in Photobooks


I've been a digital scrapper probably around 10 years now and I have to say that this hobby of mine is worth keeping. I just learned how to do it while browsing online and I've become addicted to digital scrapbooking ever since I got the hang of it. I have tried the traditional paper scrapbooking as well but it's a bit messy aside from you need to buy physical supplies to keep. Unlike, digital scrapbooking, you only need a computer, photoshop and supplies that you can buy online. No more boxes to hold or store your papers and elements.

Through the years, I scrapped a lot and have it printed. Now, I have around 25+ photobooks where our precious photos from different occasions and events in our life are printed. I have it printed at Artscow.com ever since I started bec. the outcome is durable and price is affordable. The print is nice too though there are time the prints are dark so it depends on the quality of the photo that you will upload in their site.

This is the latest photobook that I made this year. See how I have collected our photos from our 2012 Singapore vacation and made them into photobook. I still have tons of photos to collate and hope that I will h ave more time to do so.