Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Shopping

I've been shopping and shopping and shopping already and I enjoyed it. My shopping list is almost done as I only have one more gift to buy for a goddaughter then after than I'm really done. It's always nice to shop on weekdays at the opening of the mall so there's less crowd and there are more stocks. However, I have to go to the mall this afternoon on a weekend because I need to buy a gift for one of my goddaughter that my SIL will see on Sunday at the province. I don;t see her often so I got her a special gift that I know she can use.

Of course, I got one for myself too. How can I resist 50% off on bags haha.. Talk about low EQ, I gave in to a new bag again!! OMG, I know my mom will freak out again when she'll see that. Oh well... at least I will give some of my old bags to my SIL or niece.

The nearby mall is having a midnight sale today and when I left, there are still many people coming in.. Wow... people are already buying all kinds of stuff for their kids and all. The toys section are always a hit! I happened to pass by the music store and there are also some people, maybe they are also looking for some musical stuff as gifts or for their own personal use. I will not wonder if Gibson 2015 Les Paul Less Plus guitars will be hot too because a lot of online and physical stores are having huge sales.

I looked into the file of gifts that I already bought and I know I will spend another whole day to finish wrapping them.... Shop now if you haven't started yet. Christmas is just 12 days to go!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Our Christmas Tree is Up

Finally, our small Christmas tree is up since last week. I didn't buy new tree and decors so I just have the old tree that we have for many many years already, in fact, I can't recall how many years already. The decors still look new so I didn;t bother to buy this year but I was tempted to buy when I saw some Christmas village and other cute decors at christmasplace.com for department 56 whilst browsing online.

I have yet to finish  my Christmas shopping so I can wrap all the gifts for my family and friends. Well, at least I still have ample time to shop and warp all of them.

Ahhhhh.. Christmas is really just around the corner and with the cool breeze that we are having right now due to typhoon in the Visayas region it feels like it's gonna be a cold Christmas too.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Export Quality Christmas Decors at Takara Arts and Crafts

23 more days and it's Christmas already !!! Have you decorated your place with decors already? and have you done your Christmas shopping too?

I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping for gifts that I will give to my family and friends but have not yet set up our Christmas tree... yay! Mom already took the decors out of our storage room but my brother failed to bring it home last weekend. Hopefully, we'll have it set up this week.

Anyway, we were at a town fiesta yesterday when a friend of ours mentioned about Takara Arts and Crafts that sells export quality Christmas decors. It was just near our place but actually never knew that this place existed.. lol poor me..

So off we go to the place and there are heaps of decors of different occasions. Not just for Christmas but for easter, mardi gras etc.)


A friend bought that cute Santa Claus while another friend bought a lot of wreath and other decors. I wanted to buy those nutcracker guys and Santa but I still have many decors at home. Maybe next year.

The decors are nice and we got some good discounts!

Finding the Value

Jewelry is something that can be fake and look beautiful or real and not look like it cost anything at all. After a piece is refined, you might not know of the value of your jewelry. This is why you should have it appraised by a professional like Jewelers Refining Group as soon as possible.

One of the reasons why you might need your jewelry appraised is for the insurance. If you have something expensive in your possession, then you need to know of the value so that you can report it to on your homeowner's insurance policy. If something happens to the piece, then it will usually be covered in the event of a burglary or fire in the home. After the jewelry is appraised, you need to take the documentation to the insurance company so that the office has proof of the value. You might have what you think are diamonds and they are really just pieces of glass. An appraiser can examine the jewels to determine if they are real. This is important for those who have gold, silver and diamonds because there are a lot of fake pieces that are passed as the real thing.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Decorating and all

It's been about 2 years ago when I had the inside of our house re-painted and it took around a week for our painters to finish the job. It was a bit messy job as we need to move almost all the stuff that we have inside our bedrooms, living room and the kitchen. Some of the furniture are repainted as well and that includes drawers, closet , tables and chairs.

The house smells paint all over and it's sickening so I have to stay at my brother's place to sleep for few days until the smell fades. Not an easy task to do for our workers and it's also not an easy task for my pocket as well but the result was more than good. I'm pretty sure that it will take another 2-3 years again before I have it repainted again. Cleaning the walls with soft cloth to remove the dirt and some grime will help as long as it will not look awful.

Now that Christmas is coming once again, I'm itching to decorate the house but my budget won't allow me to do so. Our tabletop Christmas tree that is more than 5 years old will be put up and decorated this coming days. The trimming and decor will be the same again as I just can't throw the old ones.

What bother's me is the big drawer that I have in my bedroom. Opening and closing it is a challenge so my eyes are glued for soft close drawer slides that I can put in my drawer when I have it repaired. Apart from that drawer, my closet needs some adjustments too as it's overflowing with clothes that I have. I guess I have to sort out clothes that I will not use anymore so I can either sell them or give them away.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Puberty Stage

No longer a baby....... That is what my 11-year old niece is now.

At 11 years old my niece is still a child but wants to be a little lady already. Dressing up a little different for the past few months as she has been picky with what she wants to wear. She often come to me and ask for my suggestion or approval if her attire for the day (example church day) is ok and suits her.

With her long hair, a headband usually keeps it neat. She's more comfortable wearing leggings or jeans now instead of dress or shorts but I encourage her to wear dress especially at church time but she's not confident wearing such. I guess when she becomes older, she'll know that dress can be pretty on her too.

Her mom bought her baby bra last year because her young breast is showing up already. A sure sign that she is going to puberty stage is when she got her 1st menstruation about 3 weeks ago. It's new to her because most of her friends at school already experienced it already so she knows what to expect somehow.

It was at night time when she called her mom to show the little red spots on her underwear. She's calm and not afraid of what she saw because she is kinda prepared already. Her mom already taught her what to do, change and put her sanitary napkin esp. when she's at school. And as an aunt, I also shared some of my experiences to her when I had my 1st menstrual period too. Her 1st experience was not bad at all so I'm sure the next months when it comes, she'll be more prepared on what to do. 

Now, that she will  be experiencing puberty stage, I know there are lot of changes in her physical appearance, moods and other hormone changes. I know that her mom will guide her and with high hopes, I am wishing that she'll become a good little lady soon.


Learn How To Save Money On Your Wedding Day

There are so many couples out there that do all that they can in order to save money on their wedding day. The problem is that it is really difficult to make a correct choice. You need to be patient and properly analyze everything that can aid you.

 The information offered in this infographic will aid you to basically save a lot more than you may imagine at first glance. There are many available solutions from baking your own cake to organizing barbecues. No matter what you choose, have patience and see how to properly save money. Your wedding day does not need to be a hassle. Use the infographic to learn what to do.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Buying Bloomer Shorts Online

Some little girls would rather wear dresses than shorts or pants. Wearing bloomer shorts under their dresses means they can stay modest while they climb around on playground equipment. Mothers who are shopping for bloomer shorts will find it convenient to shop at an online retailer that offers these shorts in a variety of colors and sizes. Sparkle Farms is one of these retailers.

Shoppers who are looking for shorts to be worn with school uniforms will find them in navy, black, white and gray. Sets of three pairs of shorts with navy, black and white shorts are available. Navy, black, white and gray shorts can also be purchased individually. Customers can also buy a set with three pairs of gray shorts.

Mothers who are looking for shorts to wear with play or party dresses can buy individual pairs of shorts in pink, purple, lilac, aqua or red. These shorts are all available in sets with three pairs of the same color.

Shorts are available in sizes 3 to 12.

Little girls will like the three sparkles that are on the cuff of every pair of these shorts. Elastic waists and no tags mean these shorts are not itchy. They are 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex. The spandex helps them keep their shape.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Computers everywhere

There is no doubt that we are surrounded by the computer devices from all sides nowadays. From one point of view it is definitely a blessing for all of the users. Our life depends on computers in a very high extend. Electronic devices are guiding the trains, planes, ships. We use them every day to check the weather or just have fun, when we play video games. Our businesses also rely on the computers. For example many shops are offering their goods only through the Internet. World banking systems are also based on the computers and our children are using them to learn. Today’s world couldn’t function without the electronic devices for sure.

How deal with it?

For the people that do not tolerate the computer devices, life is really hard. Most of the entertainment is created through the internet media. The only way to deal with high computerization in the world is to accept that and get used to it. Of course we don’t have to implement every new technology into our life, however sooner or later we will have to accept those some of those solutions into our lives just like everyone else. Staying behind the rest of the society will not bring us anything good. On the other hand, we should find the balance between the virtual life and reality. Too much involvement in the computers may cause that we will lose the contact with the reality. Then the situation may be really dangerous.

Kids and computer
The group that is the mostly influenced by the computers and the Internet are of course children. They are really easy to manipulate and because of that they being hurt so often. Nowadays, the dimensions of the Internet’s development are so numerous that it is really hard to follow all of them. Normal person is aware only of the things that are happening around him or her. Considering parents, people that have children should also follow the newest trends among the kids. Only then they will be able to recognize the dangerous things that in the future may cause dramatic consequences. Good relationship with kid is the crucial thing to get any information about him. Nowadays kids are more and more closed to their parents and don’t want to share their problems with them. Keep friendly relationships with the kids allow parents to get more information about them.

How to keep them safe?
Providing the security is one the most important responsibilities of the parents. Parents should keep them safe in the real life as well as in the Internet. Internet security may looks like very difficult thing to achieve, however there is nothing to be scared of. Education is the basic in this case. Well educated kid is fully aware of the all threats coming from the net like, spying, sexual predators or bullying. They should be taught how to avoid these kinds of situations. Parents who are not sure if their kids will follow the safety rules may install parental control software. This kind of computer program is able to set up almost total control over the user’s ability to use to computer device and the Internet. Parental controls can block access to the particular website, filter the email box or even reporting all activities that were performed on the computer.

If you are interested in the parental topic and Internet security problem, feel free to enter http://www.pcwebcontrol.com/. PCWebControl is parental control software dedicated for Windows operating system and can be successfully used in households, public institutions and private companies.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Taking Up Guitar Lessons

All of us has a passion for anything. Some are keen on cooking, singing, dancing, drawing, sports and some are into music. We always hear from people that if you love something, go for it and do your best to be good at it.

Taking up guitar lessons is one of the first steps if you want to learn how to play this musical instrument although there are some that prefer to study on their own without an instructor  that will guide them. But before you enroll in a guitar lessons make sure that you have the interest on that musical instrument to avoid wasting of tuition fee.

Getting a guitar like fender cd-140sce for you to practice on or use on your recital and all are easy nowadays.A lot of online stores are selling instruments and other accessories that cater to the music industry, so finding something for your musical hobby is not hard anymore.