Saturday, July 26, 2014

Finding The Right Dress Shirt

Going to church? Upgrading your wardrobe for a promotion? You'll need good dress shirts to send the right message. Here are a few basic criteria for buying the right kind.

1: Choose A Color
Most people shop dress shirts when they're trying to look presentable, and if that's the case for you too, make sure you stick to neutrals or light pastels. You can go bolder if you want to be daring, but under no circumstances should you wear something lime green to a job interview.

2: Determine Your Size
High-end fashion doesn't go by small, medium and large. You'll need exact numbers for the width of your shoulders and the length of your arms. You can also have your dress shirt tailored for maximum style.

3: Consider Patterns
As staples of the professional wardrobe, most dress shirts are retailed in solid colors. Do a little digging, however, and you'll find everything from stripes to hints of plaid.

4: Think About Style
Standard fits are loose in the chest area and tapered on the sides, so you can wear them alone or with a vest; slim-cut dress shirts are tight all over, making them perfect for fitting under a suit.

5: Debate Your Fabric Choices
Do you want something strong and thickly-woven for the winter? Oxford shirts are your best bet. How about something light and breezy for summer? Cottons and linens are the way to go.

These are just five things to consider when choosing a dress shirt. They may be understated, but they're absolutely essential for a modern, professional look, so contact us to find the perfect shirts for you.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Take a Hobby

Nothing beats having a hobby to make us relax, veer away from work, kill the time or stimulate our creativeness. There are practically heaps of hobbies to take and that all will depend on our interest ans likes. If you like being creative, arts and crafts can definitely stimulate your creative juices. Those that love to perform will find singing, dancing and acting engaging. Others are into item collections, which I also did in the past. Photography for those who love taking photos not just to keep the memories but also give a whole new meaning to a photo.

 If others are into those type of hobbies, others are into extreme sports or the great outdoors. They find joy and fulfillment when they come in touch with nature and the wild. The adrenalin rush and the excitement on what nature can offer entice a lot of individuals into camping, hiking, hunting and more. Those deer hunters and other animal lovers are even using trail cameras in recording photos or videos in their hunting areas. You can check out trialcampro.com for trail cameras and more just in case you need one.

With all the hobbies available for all of us, we need to find one that is close to our heart.

Here Comes the Rain Again

Rainy season in our part of the world has arrived about a month ago and it's making everyone crazy. The sudden rush of rain can already make many parts of the country flooded and this scenario is something that we don't want to happen all the time. However, since most of gutters and street are clogged everywhere, it's almost always the sight that we will see and experience for couple of months here in the country.

Just like today, I was stuck in traffic because of the flood that followed after the heavy rain. The jeep that I was in made us (commuters) all transfer to a different jeepney. Later on, after traversing a different route and braving the flood, the driver decided to stop and made us all transfer again.. Wow, what a hassle. I walked for a while and just rode in a tricycle together with other women who are all going to the same route as I am.

I am afraid that this will happen all the time to think there's not typhoon yet in our place. I guess the problem with the flooded streets in our town will not be solved anymore as more establishments are being constructed and people are getting more careless with their garbage disposals... sad......

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4 Great Accessories For Pet Owners

Bringing home a new kitten? Or maybe you're just looking to upgrade the luxury and lifestyle of your beloved companions. Whatever your reasons for shopping high-end pet supplies, here are just a few accessories worth your while.

Beds
If your pet is sleeping on a lump of blankets on the floor, it's time to give them something a little better in exchange for all their love and devotion. A pet-sized bed made of hardwood with a fine mattress will be enough to make any animal eager for bedtime.

Carriers

Forget the cramped cages that most people use to carry their pets to the vet. Instead, find small dog carriers that also double as over-the-shoulder bags. Your spaniel will ride in style, and you'll also guarantee his comfort the entire trip.


Snugglers

Perfect for pets with strong attachment issues, a snuggler will keep them close at hand without sacrificing your need for movement and freedom. They won't need to drape themselves over your limbs and lap, not when they have a small, comfortable snuggler resting at your feet.

Climbing Trees
Save your furniture by investing in a high-quality climbing tree for your cats. Not only will they enjoy the texture under their claws, but they'll also appreciate the heights they can achieve by mastering the architecture and lording over you from on high.

If you own a pooch or Persian, it's your job as a pet owner to give them the very best. Consider these four supplies the next time you're looking for a special treat.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Back Designing: My Online Stores

It's been actually 2 years since I have made some digiscrapping kits and I missed it. I went back designing once again a month ago when I felt that sponsored blogging is coming to an end. Thankfully, I still have some talents on working on some digi designing for Artscow so I'm selling my digi stuff once again at their shop.

Apart from that, I opened my shop at ETSY.com where I am selling printable papers and digi kits. If you need some printable background papers for any of your projects like invitation, card and more you can check out my online stores.

ARTSCOW: www.artscow.com/user/jennyl-499700



ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JennyLDesignsShop

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

These Four Classic Dog Tricks Are Fun and Easy

Your dog is an amazing companion, and they truly believe that you are the most amazing person in the world. Because of this deeply-held belief, dogs are willing to go above and beyond for their owners, and that includes repeating tricks. Dogs are natural entertainers, and they love to please their owners. With a little bit of skilled training with an electric dog collar you can easily teach your dog these five simple tricks. It is important to remember that all dogs are different, and some dogs will pick up these tricks a lot quicker than others. You must be patient and you must remember to reward their progress often if they are going to continually perform their tricks for you.

Sit

This should be one of the first tricks that you teach your dog. Even very young puppies can pick this trick up quickly, especially if you train them properly. You should use a verbal command in conjunction with a nonverbal command as you teach them how to sit. When you first teach them to sit, verbalize the command and use your nonverbal at the same time. Since it is unlikely that your dog will respond right away to your command, you will need to show them how. There is a spot on a dog’s back that, when pinched, will make them sit. It does not hurt your dog to do this, and they will immediately understand the command that you have given. The spot is just before their tail, on either side of their spine.

Shake

“Shake” is another easy trick, though it may require a bit more patience than “sit.” First, command your dog to sit. Once they have responded to your command, you can reward them as you normally would. Now, extend your hand as the nonverbal command and instruct them to shake. Again, it is unlikely they will be able to understand the command right away, so you will have to show them. Take their paw in your hand and use your verbal command again. After enough time and repetition, they will understand the command and will shake your hand immediately.

Roll Over

Some dogs may have a bit of difficulty with this one, but with a bit of time and energy on your part, your dog will be rolling over in no time at all. First, command your dog to lie down. You should have already decided on your nonverbal command, so use it in conjunction with your verbal. If they do not respond, take your dog’s front leg and gently roll them over while saying the verbal command. At first, they may be a bit resistant. Do not be forceful with them, as they will only become nervous. Allow you dog to trust you by working up to it slowly. When your dog is not resistant, roll them all the way over and reward them after they do so.

Bang!

This is a little twist on “play dead,” and it is very easy to teach after your dog has already learned to roll over. Tell your dog to lie down again. Take your thumb and forefinger and say “bang!” Then, simply move them onto their side and instruct them to stay. This will take some time and patience, but it is an adorable trick when it is completed. With a little perseverance, your dog will be entertaining you with a wide array of easy tricks.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teaching Kids How to Clean and Organize

Ahhh .. some kids (or maybe most of them) are just not fond of cleaning up after their play. For a lot of parents, teaching kids how to clean and organize their room is really a challenge to do since they always rely on their parents or their househelp to do the task for them. However, they really need to learn this task so they can be responsible.

Most of the times, parents force them to clean and organize to the point that they argue or fight over this task that often resulted in crying, shouting, scolding and even giving the kids sanction or punishment. Kids need to grow up and learn how to do things on their own for they can't be with their parents all their life.

Talk to your kids about this responsibility at home and tell them how important it for them to do it. Show your kids how to clean up and organize and for sure in no time they will have the hang of it. Give them rewards like paper stars, their fave food, a trip to the zoo and other simple rewards that can encourage them.

Tools for cleaning and organizing can be very helpful as well. There are clear plastic containers available where they can put their toys after play or their writing tools. Colorful containers with characters or other designs can be used. Trunk Chest and other similar containers or lockers can be a good place where they can put all their belongings. They can even put labels or stickers on those storage boxes to make it more fun

Let them do the clean up and storage so that when they also need something they know where to get it. Lastly, always remind them that task if you know that they are forgetting it again and always give them support and encouragements.

Laptop: a Graduation Gift

Two of my nephews graduated this year from highschool and their parents are very happy and proud of them because of what they have achieved. They survived 4 years of highschool life learning and gaining educational experience. I know they have fond memories of their higshchool life and they will forever cherish them until they alive because for me and maybe for a lot of us, HS life are the best and worth remembering.

As a graduation gift, my nephew Dither got this beautiful HP laptop from his parents just a week ago. He has done great in highschool for he has good grades and even received numerous awards and certificates. He definitely deserves to have a gift for all his hard work.

He'll be replacing his old handdown laptop from his cousin and will use this new one for his studies in college soon. I just pray and hope that he will use this with care and responsibility for it can really help him with his studies and research.
This coming school year of this year, both of my nephews will embark into a new journey of their educational life as they will form a foundation for their careers in the future. Dither will be taking up Computer Engineering and we all know that he will be good in his studies for he is studious student and I hope he will carry that trait up until his college days.

Wishing him all the good luck and hope he'll gain more experience (this is for sure!) in college.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Why parental control for internet is necessary?

Watching over children is a never ending story as far as parental responsibility is concerned. Over the decades parents were worrying about their closest and were trying to control them to keep them safe. One thing that is changing constantly in terms of threats that youth can be exposed to, are the types of the danger. About 50 years ago parents were worrying mainly about the education of their kids, about their manners or if they looked properly. Two decades ago the problem was more about bad influence that the environment could have on their children. Nowadays the problem is much more serious. First, because of the fact that all previous risks are still relevant and the second, because the age of globalization and computerization brought new threats that can have serious impact on the youngest’s physical and mental condition.

What are nowadays threats?
Recently we can speak about the trend among young people that is about being constantly online. It is nothing dangerous itself but it is strictly connected with purpose of using the internet. If the kid is searching websites in order to get some knowledge for school course or is just interested in some case, it is absolutely proper way of usage the web. Situation is completely different when kids treat internet as a place where they can do whatever they want to keeping in mind that nobody controls them. Then a lot of really bad things can happen. Every day children can accidently or not enter into demoralizing websites with pornographic content, brutal sites full of violence, humiliation and pedophilia. Children that are exposed to some of those issues can grow up as a mentally ill people that may have really big problems in the future. Very often young people become addicted to the Web and cannot normally exist without it.

How to fight with those threats?
At the beginning as with every problem concerning children, first step should be always education. Parents should try to educate the kids in order to raise their awareness about dangerous things. It can be done by an honest talk, showing how things should be done and what to avoid. Parents should build a respect and use it to become a role model. Next tier is school education. Education system should root real life values in the pupils. Teachers should also be very sensitive about every violation of those values and react immediately. After the education process, the next very important issue is control. Kids sometimes do not take into consideration what parents and teachers are trying to teach them. Of course trust is very important aspect of relationship between kids and parents but sometimes some strong reactions have to take place. Very good example of controlling that doesn’t affect the relationship could be parental control software. At least in this sphere parents and teachers can be 100% sure that the kid will not do anything wrong.  Kid may be even not aware that software is blocking web pages that consist of inappropriate content. Software like this is also able to put filters on email box or even allow to use the computer only in particular hours.

If you want to gain some knowledge about parental control software visit: http://www.pcwebcontrol.com/

PCWebControl is a software that introduce very practical and easy to use tool to set up parental control on home PC or laptop, school and corporate computer devices.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014 Graduates

Another year has passed and students have learned new lessons and have gained new experiences. Two of my nephews graduated from Highschool this year and we are so proud of them.

One graduated with second honors while the other one has several "best"certificates because of his exemplary achievements in extra curricular activities for his school. It was indeed a happy moment for all of us when they graduated last March and now they are going on a new path coming school year 2014-2015.

Dither passed 2 university exams but he is set for enrollment on his preferred Uni this coming April 21st. He will be taking up Computer Engineering course while Hans on the other hand, is not yet prepared on what course he will be taking.

I'm wishing them all the good luck and may they continue to study harder when they are in college soon to earn a degree that they want.