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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Getting To Know Your "Cape May Diamonds"!

One interesting trip you should try is to visit Cape May, New Jersey and head down to Sunset Beach at the end tip of Sunset Blvd.
It is here where you can find a pure quartz crystal looking like a white frosted pebble, made out from a natural stone. These stones can be best seen and are often collected by many visitors just off-shore of Sunset Beach, close to the sunken ship, - the S.S. Atlantus. They come ashore continously making thousands of visitors each year to collect them.

Right where I am standing at is the actual area where these stones are located. When the stones are tumbled and cut, these quartz pebbles turn into clear sparkling gems and are called "Cape May Diamonds." The best time to collect is on cold, windy days or just after storms. It was windy when we were there, and some people were able to find some small pebbles ;). I got NADA!...I couldn't bear the cold and wind. Lol!

But if you are persistent enough to go "diamond hunting", - you need to have a sand shovel, a beach bucket and a beach sieve to shake off the sand! Most of the pebbles have typical sizes like that of a pea and comes with a variety of colors and shapes. But honestly, if you ever wonder if Cape May Diamonds are real, - the answer is NO! They are not actually diamonds at all, but just look like real diamonds when they are purely polished and cut!
The pair of earrings I bought costs 40 bucks! :) They are but great souvenirs to have though. They sell them at the gift shop close to the beach. Prices vary as some are made with pendants and bracelets, necklaces and rings attached to them.
The price can run up to $265 or more if attached to a 14K gold ring or pendant necklace with a 6-mm stone.

If you bought Cape May Diamonds jewelries, be aware that it needs cleaning maintenance, as it becomes cloudy, - a sign that needs to be cleaned. It is also recommended NOT to wear your jewelry while in the shower or washing the dishes because soap can dull the shine faster than when you normally wear it.
The most effective way of cleaning it is with water and Mr. Clean! But you can use Windex or other ammonia cleaners as well.
Use a soft toothbrush to clean it then rinse it in hot water, and dry. 
Then, back to the sparkles again! :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Vital Facts About Cranberries

A ripe cranberry if thrown on the ground will bounce back like a super ball! But on the other hand, it's also a super food! The reason why?
It acts as sanitizers in the human body when taken. Those plant chemicals present in cranberries keep bacteria away to certain areas of the human body and help prevent stomach ulcers, UTI's and also gum diseases.

For a cool idea, you can make a cocktail idea out of it too ;). Blend a handful of fresh cranberries mixed with 2 tablespoons of honey, and then mix 2 tbsps. of the puree with a shot of vodka and seltzer, half a shot of triple sec., and a squeeze of lime. Otherwise, make ayummy relish out of it, perfect with your chicken or turkey.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Still Dreaming Of Losing Weight?

You don't need to spend a lot of money going to the gym iiif you're dreaming  of becoming slim. The secret is just a grapefruit diet which was actually tried way back by having grapefruit intake 3 meals a day; - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
According to a recen research, grapefruit is a powerful diet food. This study had revealed that women who consumed amount of grapefruit juice weighed nearly less than 10 pounds and also had 6% lower body mass index (BMI) than non-grapefruit users.

Researchers aren't actually sure what makes this fruit a powerful weight loss food, but according to a study at the University of Florida, it could be that it is due to its high water content, which when you take it helps you feel fuller and more satisfied with just on fewer calories. A half of a medium - sized grapefruit or an 8-oz. glass of its juice has fewer than 100 calories each. It is also rich in Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

In order to get the full benefits, the study suggests to have an intake of the fruit or juice part of your daily diet. If you're not a grapefruit lover, water rich foods such as water melon and cucumber could have similar effects.

Well...have a great sexier day! ;)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LED Music Lights

If you're a performer musician you can't just imagine groping in the dark trying to read your musical notes without a light, or it is just that the light is too dim. That's super annoying, and can badly affect your performance too! Let there be a bright light, and a heavenly music will be delivered to your audience completely, don't you think? ;)  

Consider a music light that can act as a space saver with a two-headed light feature, with extra long battery life, and without the need to replace the bulbs. This light has dual super LED lights with separate switches and can be used freestanding as well which can be clipped on a music stand, a DJ stand or boards. Plus, the prices are super pocket-friendly. 
You don't want to miss the hot deals for these items today, so better yet get them now while stocks are still available.

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Rare Find!

So, ten days ago, while I and my husband was walking while doing a tour in Washington DC, we noticed a sparkling jewel on the pathwalk. The narrow road wasn't crowded but it was pretty busy that day because of the embassies having open houses for the public to visit at the nation's capital.
My husband picked it up, and gave it to me. I thought it was just an ordinary bangle, but it is a Michael Kors brand. I verified it from MK website online, and it was the real thing.

The bangle is a Bedford Gold-Tone Buckle Bangle. It is not that super expensive, but not super cheap either ;). I wore it on my wrist the same day we found it, and it's lock is really kinda loose, that it fell off my wrist several times. No wonder, the owner of this bangle lost it. :(

Since we didn't know who owns it, I just kept it. For sure, if we saw the bangle fell from a person's wrists, we would surely let her know, but it was on the ground without anyone close to it except us.

If you happened to be the owner, let me know...and please show me your purchase receipt just in case! ;)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Support American Blood Clot Association!

According to many studies, there has been a low awareness level with regards to the dangers and educational information about diseases involving blood clots.
The best way to prevent them is early detection. The American Blood Clot Association (ABCA) is making this a top priority by conducting efforts to reach out to people through educating them and sharing them vital information about the danger signs and symptoms of these diseases.

Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are just two of the major illnesses that affect many thousands of Americans from blood clots. More than 2 million Americans are surprisingly being diagnosed yearly being affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism, while at least more than 200,000 Americans die every year because of the mentioned diseases as well.

It is not enough to just know the signs and symptoms that these diseases can do. We need to involve ourselves in helping the public raise awareness to prevent the disease.
ABCA couldn't do this alone without the people's support. Why not get in touch with ABCA today? You can get involved and organize your own event, or share your experience, or donate for some financial help too.

It's not too late to be concerned. As we join with ABCA for agood cause, we are not only helping ABCA and other people, but helping ourselves too.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Considering To Take Your Groom's Name? Or Yours?

Most women do! I did too! :)
But some have personal choices not to. But if you are considering sticking on your name, think it carefully. Your decision can help you by considering the long-term implications for your family, marriage, career, finances, children and relationships.

Make sure to discuss whether or not you'll be changing your name with your future in-laws and parents before the wedding. If you are not changing it, be sensitive to your groom's family, particularly if they were expecting you to be the newest "Mrs. Green."

If you choose not to change it, check your jurisdiction in your city hall to find out about the name-changing process in your area.
Plan on filing papers either locally or online at least 30-90 days before your wedding.

Take note that you can't get your marriage certificate on the day you got married, but will be mailed to you few weeks later. But you can already use your new married name as soon as you sign the license.

Once you have your marriage certificate in hand, notify your institution that has your name on file, - such as the Social Security office, DMV, the IRS, your employer, etc...

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Acoustic Ceiling Clouds

Here is the best place to buy your acoustic ceiling clouds when shopping online. There are open boxes and slightly used items offered as well, and that can save you money as well. So, you get to see all Primacoustic Acoustic Treatments helping you to choose any style that fits your lifestyle.

These items have their own reasonable prices, but if you want to save more, they have discounts and hot deals available online. Take note that the earlier you shop online, the better you can get the best deal or even coupons. Hot bargains sell like hotcakes, so grab the chance while the offers are still hot!

Happy Spring shopping!!! ;)

Friday, March 27, 2015

How To Maintain A Healthy Lawn

Who doesn't want to have a healthy lawn?...afterall, we all want to have a pretty home with a healthy lawn, isn't it?
If you love working on your lawn, you can lessen your traumatic stress by following some simple tricks that work:

First, be sure to sharpen the blade of your mower. A dull blade can destroy your grass, leaving jagged edges that will turn to brown, and can result to disease. Re-sharpen your blade anytime you hit a rock, a large branch or a root.

When trimming, don't cut too much at once. Just trim no more than 1/3 of the grass blades overall height at a time. At least a weekly mowing schedule can help you stay and maintain the 1/3 target. If you missed a week, raise the deck and make 2 shallow passes instead of a deep cut.

You can leave a grass lawn with 3-4 inches long. This way, it can block weeds, keeping the soil moist, and as it grows deeper can develop a drought-resistant roots. You can then make a shorter cut in the fall, making leaf-raking easier.

Vary your mowing pattern to avoid compacting the soil. If your mowing pattern will be left to right in the weekend, shift it to an up and down pattern the next time, and diagonally after that.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Upgrading Your Kitchen Into An Amazing One!

Renovations can be a daunting task, but with a little imagination and choosing the ideal materials will be a sense of fulfillment in the end. I have been wanting to renovate my kitchen, and it so happened, I saw a highly recommended site to get woodworking supplies for kitchens. You can try visiting them on the web at 

 Browsing to choose items to buy is easy and not that stressful comparing to going to your actual store and shop around back and forth with a lot of walking. Plus, you can get to see all the complete collections....designs, and other supplies you need. Can't wait to do my DIY training for these! :))