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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stay-Safe Guides To Beat Summer Health Hazards

Summer is over, but it always comes every year, so I guess this post can still be handy at all times, to guide you when summer comes around. I won't consider it a late post or way much too early. Just think of it as a important thoughts as to how you could enjoy the outdoors by staying safe and avoiding the dangers.

If you love summer, and you have little kids that love outdoors too, take note that the dangers of the outdoor are everywhere. (actually not only summer, but also applies for the rest of the seasons too). But the fact that many of our children stay outside in the summer, we don't want them or us to spoil the fun we enjoy during the summer months. So, better yet stay on the safety zone guides.

If you love to jog, don't do it to a path you haven't walked first. This would only lead to sprains or slips.

Practice safety in gardening, like bending, lifting or twisting your body carefully as these can be strenous. Use tools with long handles to avoid stooping over too much.

Save your skin from developing a heat rash! It can help to wear breathable cotton clothing, avoid use of too much ointments and creams because they block sweat ducts. If you use sunscreens, use oil-free ones. If you develop a rash, get out of the heat and apply cold compresses. It also helps to use an OTC hydrocortisone cream to relieve itching.

Learn to familiarize harmful plants such as poison ivy, oak and sumac, as well as any hardy creepers that can be at the beach, on your backyard and even at the parks.

If you think you've come in contact with a harmful plant, wash immediately with soap and water. Follow it up with a hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion diphenhydramine cream or oral antihistamines to help ease itching or swelling.

Beware of bees and mosquitoes. Sweet drinks are attractive to bees while standing water are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Avoid what these bugs like most, and you should be okay.

You can avoid stingers as well by not wearing bright-colored clothes. Dress in light colors like pastels. Besides, pastel colors can also help you spot ticks much easier if you happened to encounter one. By the way, avoid perfumes because it also attracts bees.

If you'll be staying outdoors for a long time, or you live where mosquitoes and ticks are common, spray your clothing with permethrin (repellant); - don't spray it on skin!
Otherwise, if you are staying outdoors for shorter stints, spray a skin-safe bug repellant such as Off! The more concentration, the longer they work.
If you are bitten, get some ice and compress on the affected area to keep swelling and itching to a minimum.

If you develop hives/itching all over and facial swelling or have trouble breathing, call 911. If you develop fever and aches, it can be signs of Lyme disease or a West Nile virus infection (transmitted by mosquitoes). See your doctor ASAP!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Discounted Casio Keyboards & MIDI

This is now a good time to get good deals for products you might be searching, particularly if you are in need of musical keyboards. Of course, price and quality would always be a tough one to consider, and here is one good shopping site for musical instruments that you won't regret spending your money with.  

The prices of Casio Keyboards are discounted, and you can also get your coupons directly from the site. If your budget isn't enough, special financing is also available. So, shop now before it would be too late. This deal won't last long, so grab the chance while it's still there.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Setting A Beautiful Table The Right Way

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If you love to entertain at home, it would be nice to impress your guests on how you would handle table settings too, right? The following tips can probably help you if you don't have much experience setting tables for your home.

It's better to mix designs and color than matching them. For instance, if you have colorful sets of plates, you can use napkins and a tablecloth with the same shade but not the pattern. Avoid having everything in stripes!

It would also be nice to use a tablecloth as it unifies everything. Use large plates that are a base for the dinner salad, and dessert plates that easily come and go. Then, put 2 glasses per setting, - one for water and another for wine.

Choose centerpieces that are low that never hinders eye contact among guests. Flowers with 1 or 2 colors are ideal, and be sure they're not too fragrant so to avoid competing with the food.
If you use candles, they should also be scent-free and keep them low.

Herbs like rosemary, sage or thyme are mostly ideal if you are serving Italian food.

Finish it right with a pitcher of water or sparkling water. Have your guests have everything they need within their reach.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Best Guitars At Their Finest!

So, how do you take care of your music? For guitar lovers, for sure they would always be continously searching for the best instrument for their music to be better. Many would strive for perfection when it comes to musical quality...and that all depends on the musical instrument you are using. There are tons of guitar models, with various qualities that are in stores today. So, it all depends on where and what you are choosing, whether you are buying them from an actual store or buying them online.

 How about considering gibson les paul classic custom? A good music doesn't compromise when it comes to price. A reasonable price will always be worth your money. Of course, a smart buyer has also the responsibility to check the quality of the product, its features with the price that comes with it :). 

Friday, September 26, 2014

How To Survive As A Bridesmaid!

Being a bridesmaid is a one tough job. Although many consider it as an honor doing it for your BFF or you beloved sister, you'll have to be sure you're doing your duties well, and at the same time maintaining your sanity and your relationship with the bride behind that glamorous look!

During The Bridal Shower:

  • Be sure to offer your own ideas too, and just don't "dis" other bridesmaids' ideas.
  • Pick your battles carefully; - keep your focus about the bride. Like, does the bride likes Mexican food? how about guac? Say so, and deal with it.
  • Don't go too much on favors as people leave them on the table. How about putting on some toward food and games?
During The Bachelorette Party:
  • Instead of considering strip clubs or going to Vegas, why not consider a sleepover, karaoke or perhaps a cooking class which can be more fun? ;)...and neater!
  • Keep a privacy pact with the other bridesmaids to agree by not broadcasting one's behavior on any social media (Tweeter, facebook, youtube, etc..)
During The "Big Day":
  • You can be the bride's BFF by easing her nerves before the wedding ceremony. But be sure you're not crossing the line of doing somebody's job like the wedding planner.
  • Have fun but don't overdo it. Don't be too hands-on with your date on the dance floor. Treat your focus in balance with other people too. Also, careful with the bottomless glass of wine...you might wanna save it after the party.
Have fun! ;)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tango...Dance The Way You Like It!

Do you love dancing? It's a good way to enhance it as a talent, as well as a good exercise too! Don't you think? As many would say, you always get a good chance to be successful on the thing you love to do. 

 Many professional and famous dancers have probably enhanced their dancing talents through dance studio classes or by private dancing instructors. 

 So, how about learning how to tango? Not many are gifted to do this dance (that includes me, hah!), but if you really want to learn the tango dance, you should consider tango dance lessons - Dance Doctor. You can learn dance lessons for you alone or with your group. The more, the merrier at the dance floor, right?

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Power Of A Power Wash!


So, 3 weeks ago, we requested for a power wash on our gutters due to some molds and dirt on them. I know there are still a lot of things to be done on this house of mine...repairs, paintings, and some minor things that need to be smooth out..ugh!

The guy who did it was able to remove the molds and dirt, and then this was the effect..LOL! Due to the pressure of the washing, one of the planks just above our garage door came off. We learned later that it wasn't nailed properly. The guy who did the power wash promised to repair it when he gets back.


Then, I thought the guy would come back right away that day to fix it, but he didn't came until after 5 days. Well, better late than never! So, he fixed that thing as he promised. So, all went back to a normal sight. ;)..whew!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Other Woman!

Ooops! Don't get me wrong, but I don't mean anything controversial about my post title. :) 

 But here's the catch...are you constantly bothered or hard up about household chores at your home because you either couldn't catch up due to your hectic schedules at work and so you couldn't just do the cleaning and organizing at home even though you would wish you can have the time to do them? 

 This is a household cleaning service company that is worth recommending particularly those residents in Raleigh, NC. If you are one of those that needs more than just a household cleaning service, the other woman in raleigh nc is worth checking out. Contact them today to ease your life. It is understandable for those women who have busy career oriented lifestyle, have kids, pets, etc...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bedroom Entertainment! ;)

So, couple of weeks ago, I and my husband decided to go to the store to look for a Samsung camera charger because I couldn't find the charger at home. I thought I probably left it somewhere in a hotel while we were in one of our trips recently.

We didn't find a Samsung charger, but we found one that is compatible, so I just had to buy it rather than nothing! While we were still looking around the store, hubby just suddenly thought of getting a 32" TV and told me we can have it in our bedroom.

Our old RCA TV has been there for more than 8 years, and somewhat an old model with a small screen. But I think he wanted a LED TV with wider screen, and much clearer picture. 
Old TV



At first, we thought the length of the TV would be too long that would obstruct the door leading to my office, but it fits perfectly on the table stand and the length was just perfect! So, here it is! I first got to test it by watching one of my favorite shows at night. Cool! 

And oh, by the way, after buying that camera charger a day after, I found the original charger on our bedroom...lol! How silly of me not to see it. It was plugged on the outlet beside the bed which happened to be hidden at the back of the bedside table.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gear Up With Top Rated Tuners!

Trying to shop online for tuners, and yet you're just hesitant to do it because you will be out of budget? If you want to check ones, perhaps musician friends online can help. 

You see, they offer some coupons as well. Don't hesitate to call the number flashed on their site and take it from there. You can also browse a lot of brands related to your search, whether you are currently looking for pedal or clip tuners, you've got lots of choices.