Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Now a working mom.

If you have been frequenting my blog, you must have read that I have just embarked on a new challenge in life, lol! From being a full-time stay-at-home mom and wife for two years, I have decided to embrace my desire to be part of the corporate world again. Hence, I am now a working mom and I'm proud of it. I wouldn't even try to deny the challenges that comes with it. But that's just part of living life to the fullest in my humble opinion. I enjoy my new job immensely despite the struggle to manage time in between work, family, chores and finding precious time for myself. I know eventually I would come out of my shell and work again. I have not thought of myself as an effective full-time housemaker for the rest of my life. I know I would yearn to work in the office again, interact with peers and learn more about living each time. Like all changes, adjustments are part of it. And I'm surprised at how well my family and I have coped with the new setup. Indeed, life is good. And while being a working mom requires so much of my time, dedication and energy, I can honestly say that I don't have any regrets. So from then on, let me share with you little bits and pieces of my new world as a working mom.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Functional Bathroom Design & Decorating Ideas

The bathroom is perhaps the most heavily trafficked room in any home – it needs to be able to stand up to a lot of wear and tear so bath and shower hardware should be top quality. When you add in the elements of moisture and humidity, surfaces can get slippery and hardware can easily corrode so it’s best to go with brass hardware, which can be chrome or nickel-plated. Even the shower curtain rings or hooks are best made of a good quality plated metal so they slide easily which results in less wear on the shower curtain itself.

It can be tempting to go with plastic in a bathroom and for items such as bath toys or shower caddies plastic is fine. For items such as a toilet tissue holder which will see regular use it can be a good idea to spend a little bit more for something substantial; the same holds true for towel bars and rings. Anything you are likely to pull on or hang things from should be sturdy and of good quality; it is even possible to replace the plastic flush handle on your toilet with a metal one which both looks and feels better when you handle it.

Bathroom clutter poses a slip and fall hazard so where possible, floor and counter surfaces should be kept clear. Install wall mounted soap, shampoo and conditioner dispenser inside the shower or tub enclosure; install a toothpaste dispenser to eliminate waste and reduce messy spills. A wall mounted lighted magnifying mirror can be helpful for grooming and more useful than a handheld or counter top mirror; consider installing a fogless shower mirror as well.

Fix Attention on the New Rolex Day Date in 2013

In 2013, many new Rolex watches had been exhibited during the Baselworld and watch collectors from around the world have already fixed their attention on those internatioanally famous luxuries. One of the best known is the Oyster Perpetual Day Date which is made of the purest metal such as 18 ct yellow gold. A noticeable and distinctive feature of this luxury watch is that its case and strap keep consistent in color. Besides, because of the precious materials like crocodile leather, the level of comfort is ensured. I do think that you should focus on the Day Date watch Oyster yellow gold case 36mm whose Reference code is 118138 among all newest Swiss Rolex watches. Both the sunray finish dial and leather strap are green, looking vigorous and glamorous. The self-winding Perpetual movement ensures the accuracy of this Rolex Day Date.

Without any doubt, you ought to spend time and money on the latest Rolex Day Date watch. If you wear it on the wrist, for sure you can instantly become more elegant, appealing and confident. A fact is that many customers immediately heave a sigh when they catch a glimpse of the high prices of Rolex watches on sale. As a matter of fact, purchasing replica designer watches can effectively minimize the expense and equally importantly, imitation watches today really have good quality. The above content tells that you should take rolex day date replica which features not only a low price but also satisfactory performance into account. There are great varieties of knockoff watches for sale on the Internet and what you are suggested to do right now is to seek out a replica Rolex Day Date watch that enables you to feel content and then pay for it without the slightest hesitation.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Television stands.

I have been thinking of getting a new TV stand for the flat screen set that my father in law gave us last year. I want dark-colored wood stand but so far the ones that I found are kinda expensive. I’m wondering if there’s television stands sale going on right now. I know Costco would sometimes have good priced stands but right now they are mostly displaying items for the summer season. I guess I’m just gonna have to look more online and see if I can find one that I like but not too expensive.

Friday, July 12, 2013

iLuv my new earphones.

I have started going back to walking on the treadmill as of late. It has been a while since the last time I did exercise so I'm trying to keep things slow and steady. After Caleb goes to bed at 8:00 pm, I changed into my workout attire and head down to the basement for a 30-minute brisk walking on the treadmill. I don't know but for some weird reason, I am more motivated now to do it even after an 8-hour workday at the office more than before when I was just staying at home and somehow had more time during the day to workout. On weekends I do walk around the neighborhood for a change of scenery. And I try to spend my two 15-minute breaks at work going back and forth the "walking mall" here in town. Hopefully though I can keep this up. I mean I don't expect drastic changes but I just want to maintain the motivation and desire to exercise.

To help me enjoy my treadmill routine at home, I bought some new earphones so I could listen to some good music while walking. Honestly, it does help with the boredom at the same time it keeps my mind away from looking at the timer, lol! I did have an old pair of earbuds but they didn't seem to have the power that I've wanted for an earphone. I want some decent bass sounds so I could enjoy the dance and pop music better. But I didn't want to spend much on those expensive, high-end brands either. I am glad that I found these in Amazon. I got these for a little over $6.00 bucks, lol! Yeah, I know I'm cheap. Haha! The reviews are great though so I thought I might give it a try. To be honest, I don't own a whole lot of earphones to really give a comparison but for the price, oh yeah, these are amazing earphones. I love the sound quality. I definitely love the color, they also come in blue, pink, silver, black, white and green as well but I do love orange to match my IPod Touch case so that's why I picked this.

The package says explosive bass in-ear earphones and they are not kidding. The sound is clear, very strong bass and I didn't have to turn the volume all the way up just to appreciate the music. They are amazing. Also, I love how they fit in my ears. Unlike my old pair, this one does not fall off even when I'm running. Great bang for your buck!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Cyndi Lauper at Beacon Theatre.

I love to watch concerts. As a matter of fact, I have been to several good ones in the past. One memorable concert event that I have gone to with hubby was Divas4Divas in Dallas, Texas. It’s not a secret that I totally am a fan of Regine Velasquez, so when I had the chance to watch her again perform on stage here in U.S. this time, obviously I couldn’t afford to miss it. So I dragged hubby along, lol! And I was glad that he enjoyed it as well. We had front row seats and the price of the tickets was very well worth it.

I was excited when I learned that Cyndi Lauper is soon to have a concert in New York. It’s one of the states that I have never been to but would definitely love to visit someday. Coincidentally, Cyndi Lauper was one of my favorite pop artists back in the 80s. So I thought this might be a good chance for me to do both at the same time. I am actually intrigued on how she looks now at 60. Most importantly, I think it will be fun to watch her sing her old hits so I have been scouring the net for great deals on Beacon Theatre tickets. This is the venue of her concert and I was hoping to score some cheap tickets for this event.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Thoughts on proper waste disposal.

Maintaining a yard isn’t always fun and easy. It takes a lot of effort, dedication, time and patience. I found that out the hard way, lol! Although we don’t really have a huge backyard, doing its upkeep takes up a lot of our time and energy, specifically for hubby since he’s the one cutting the grass, trimming the hedges and trees. Moreover, since we wanted to start a small vegetable garden, he has been doing some digging, shoveling, and getting rid of those rocks underneath the ground. Between all these things, it can easily make the yard look unpleasant.

The branches that have been cut off the trees and the shrubs alone can pretty much put a damper on the progress of the yard work, especially since we don’t think we can dump it all in the dumpster provided by the city. While I’m pretty sure there are companies out there that are willing to take unacceptable waste, but I don’t know if it’s really worth contacting one since ours are basically just yard waste. It wouldn’t hurt to look though and I came across with this link, which takes care of all other kinds of waste your regular dumpster wouldn't.

Also, we have been wanting to get rid of some heavy stuff from our cross-country move. Summer is here so we might just have to do a yard sale or something but in case no one would be interested to take our junk, lol, then we may be needing the service of professional dumpster rental.