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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Orange Scrub

Need some pampering?  This DIY scrub will refresh and smooth dry or dull skin.  To do:  Squeeze 1/2 of an orange into a bowl then add 4 tablespoons of cornmeal. Mix into a paste. Apply onto freshly washed face and body. Scrub gently for 2-3 minutes. Rinse, tone, moisturize.

Gift of Diamonds

If you want to please a woman, you'll never go wrong with diamonds. Yes, these stones are pretty expensive but you can't deny the fact that it is romantic. So when a man offers is woman a diamond tennis bracelet worth hundreds of $$$, that means he loves her so much. Whether it's a birthday or anniversary gift, a marriage proposal, a gift to say "I'm sorry,"  or there is no occasion at all, a gift of diamonds would certainly melt a woman's heart.  Every woman longs to be pampered and what better way to do it than with a gift of diamonds.

Monday, February 21, 2011

RT|WW - Do Not Disturb

Wordless Wednesday

Finally... he's sleeping on his new bed.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Take The Plunge

Running around the office all day beating deadlines then hurrying home to prepare supper can leave you feeling emotionally, physically or mentally worn out.  The fix? Take the plunge!  Salt water helps get rid of toxins.  But if you don't live by the beach, you can mix a bath salt on your own.  To do:  In a tub full of water, mix together 1/3 C Epsom salt, 1/3 C Sea Salt, 1/3 C Baking Soda, 3 drops lavendar essential oil (optional, for added relaxation).  Get in and soak for 15-20 minutes.

I Hope It Works

Seven months after I have stopped smoking, I have gained a lot of weight.  I did cut back on my food intake and I workout regularly but these don't seem to help.  I understand that this is normal when you quit smoking but I think seven months is too long already.  I am getting frustrated and impatient.  I need to lose at least some of these pounds or else I'll have to buy a new set of wardrobe.  My friend says she found the best fat burner for me.  I'm going to try it and I pray that it works for me.

No More Frenzy Mornings

If you have been following this blog, then you must have read my post about my MIL, learning how to cook several months ago.  Well she can cook now and she has established a system in her kitchen.  She does the marketing on weekends and prepares some of the food ahead of time.  I helped her buy food storage for this.  It's easier for her when some foods were prepared ahead.  It cut backs breakfast preparation time and her mornings aren't so frenzied anymore.

Watch A Game Show

Did you know that watching these shows can make you feel younger?  If you watch a show like Jeopardy it encourages you to think as fast as the contestants, it literally strengthens the complex neural networks that make problem solving easier. 

I love watching "Are you smarter than a 5th grader," how about you?

Lower Phone Bills with GPS Tracking

My sister-in-law is not one to find her way easily especially when she is driving and is new to a place. The last time she went by herself to attend their high school reunion in Bulacan, it took her hours to get to the place.  She kept calling everyone asking for directions.  Hubs suggested that she should have gps tracking installed so she can easily find her way.  So when she told my brother about this, he immediately sent her the small device.  Navigation ought to be easy for her now that she has GPS and I'm sure she'll save more on phone bills.

Mom's Hair Treatment

My dad is 68, and would you believe if I tell you that his hair is still as thick as it was 30 or 40 years ago?  He doesn't have a secret, he was just blessed with thick hair which, I think I got from him.  Mom isn't as blessed as him when it comes to hair.  When my mom's hair started to thin, she started applying aloe vera gel on her scalp.  She had pots and pots of that plant.  Apparently, aloe helps hair to grow back.  She also did this to my daughter when she was young. True enough, mom's best hair loss treatment worked.  My daughter's hair grew thicker while she was growing up.

It Could Be Bad For Him

What was created to help other men find the best possible options in male enhancement and eliminate erectile dysfunction, apparently has some side effects.  The pill is said to help increase your man's stamina, improve performance, and increase the size of his manhood.  Though this worked well with other men, to others, it may not.  Whether or not you and your man have decided to go for it, it's best to talk to your doc about it and know the extenze side effects.  He'll be able to tell you if it's safe for your partner to take the pill.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WW - Rose Petals

Wordless Wednesday

Can you see the image of Jesus in the petal?  My mom got it when they traveled to Rome and Medjugorje several years ago.  Here's a better shot.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Unsightly Veins

What causes the ugly veins?  As we age, the walls and valves of veins become weak and thin and can collapse, causing blood to pool and create those puffy or purple veins visible under the skin.  To diminish those unsightly veins, the key is to increase circulation to flush away the pooled blood.  To do, experts suggest rubbing a dab of ointment containing capsaicin (the heat-producing substance in cayenne pepper) into the veiny area once a day.  In addition, consume foods rich in amino acids (such as eggs, poultry and dairy), which strengthen weakened vein walls from within, so capsaicin's effects last.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Achy Feet?

Running around the office and standing up for a long time wearing your 3" heels will make your feet achy and very unhappy.  Give them a break by rubbing mentholated ointment (Vick's is okay) onto them.  Then wear a pair of cotton socks and hit the bed.  The mentholated ointment will cool skin and gently numb pain.  Upon waking up, your tootsies are ready to face the new day again.  :)

Make Your Site Distinctive

With the millions of blogs and web sites on the internet and more are being added everyday, it can be difficult to distinguish your web site from all of the others.  It doesn't really matter if your site or blog is new or not, what matters is how important your pages are in the world wide web.  So how do you make your web site more visible?  The key is to advertise of course, and one affordable way to do this is through site builders.  A good and reliable site builder will help you capture the interest and attention of your targeted audience, thus increasing traffic and boosting sales.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RT|WW - Cheese and Frozen Grapes

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, February 7, 2011

Get Radiant Skin

Want to have radiant skin?  Then eat more cabbage!  This leafy green is a rich source of lutein, a pigment that pumps up skin's hydration and elasticity by 60 percent while reducing the oxidation of lipids.

Driving While Intoxicated

Driving while intoxicated is a very serious matter. I had a friend who fell victim to one drunk truck driver about two years ago. She said, she was lucky to survive and her Austin injury lawyer said, she was lucky the accident only happened a couple of years ago.  Had it happened a lot later than that, then the laws would not have been as strict.  My friend had a broken leg but her Austin personal injury attorney helped her all the way through the case and she was fairly compensated by the truck company.  She didn't have any difficulties with her claims.

Through the years, stricter laws against driving while intoxicated have been passed and enforced.  I've seen some instances on you tube though, that looked a lot more of a harassment than an actual crime. They may be drunk and have caused an accident but I believe they, too, should be treated accordingly.  At least there is an Austin truck accident attorney to assist them.  Back here, most truck drivers would rather escape from the accident thinking they would be beaten to death by bystanders and witnesses.

If you know of someone who's been involved in an accident  in Texas, enlisting the services of an  Austin personal injury lawyer would guarantee 100 percent claims.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Increase Your Traffic, Increase Your Income

Companies often spend millions for their marketing division. There are however times when forecasts and strategies do not match and they lead to huge losses. Market trends can drastically change in a short period of time and management has to rely on sound, tested and reliable solutions and tools to increase website traffic and ensure profit. It would be nice to have someone augment your marketing team and lessen the cost of operations as well.

Getting the services of a search engine optimization company is one such way to complement your operations. Tapping the net for your marketing broadens your opportunities and widens the reach of your company. Internet marketing has breached the walls of traditional marketing as more and more businesses discover the world wide web. Online shopping has flourished with the rising popularity of the internet the rising number of users.

Enlisting the services of organic search engine optimization helps eliminate PRO expenses as they manage you company's reputation. They also optimize your operations by tapping into social networks, search engines and online advertisers like bloggers. They also devise tools like pay per click ads that increases client awreness of products and services your company offers. The internet is an emerging market and businesses are slowly realizing its potential. To increase your profit and do away with expensive traditional campaigns, SEOs is the way to go.

How To Increase Your Web Visibility

In my previous post, I have talked about how SEO can help increase your business' visibility on the web and how it can help increase your sales.  Another affordable way I know to promote your website and get lots of web traffic is through paid search marketing. This is a pay per click program usually offered by  the popular search engines -- Google, Yahoo! Search Marketing and MSN AdCenter.

Pay per click is exactly how it sounds.  You pay every time someone clicks on your keyword.  This is great for businesses who have a limited budget on advertising because you won't have to spend so much as compared to print, tv ads and billboard charges.  One of the biggest benefits of having a ppc management for your business is the ability to generate massive amounts of traffic in just a short space of time. It's simple to use too.  You don't even have to be a techie to enjoy the benefits of PPC, just simply sign up for an account, write your ad and have it running immediately. Within a few hours you can have thousands of people visiting your page.

So why waste money on ads that get you nowhere?  PPC marketing can  guarantee your site gets the exposure it needs without boring a hole in your pocket.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Soft, Supple Skin

Cold weather makes your skin dry and itchy.  But don't worry because a soft and smooth skin is not impossible during this season.  Here's an instant relief you can do at home. In a small bowl, mix one avocado, one raw egg, and one teaspoon of coconut oil to form a creamy paste. Apply the paste to your face and let sit for 30 minutes.   Rinse with warm water. 
Both the avocados and eggs contain natural moisturizing proteins, helping you achieve fresh and luxurious skin. Why coconut oil?  It provides a boost of antioxidants for healthier skin.

Moving Closer

Our friend Onid and his family is moving out of Boston to New York.  Onid is an engineer and he's just been accepted to work for one of the biggest construction firms in NY.  As much as he doesn't like to leave Boston, he doesn't have much choice.  The company he's working for right now is relocating to a farther state, besides, the salary he will be getting in NY is way higher than what he is earning now.

Moving he says, is not really a problem.  Even if they have  some delicate and fragile items  (like her wife's crystal collection and his collection of expensive beer mugs) that need careful handling, his wife hired a very reliable Moving Company that according to her, would handle their priced possessions with utmost care. It's the same company my sister hired when she moved from Connecticut to Long Island several months back.

Onid is like a family to us, we grew up together and he's like a younger brother to me.  I'm glad that he was able to find a job immediately before the present company closes down.  At least now that they will be in NY, mom will be relieved that my sister will have someone close to her.  She is so worried that she's there all alone.

***This is a sponsored review by Humboldt.

Vacation Plans and Travel Tips

Summer is all about the surf, sand and the sea. Island hopping and fishing are just some of the vacation ideas you can enjoy when you get away from the busy city. You can go and visit a string of islands in the Florida state or enjoy the scenic sights in Washington. You may  choose to tour the keys on a boat or drive on the Overseas Highway or enjoy a bus ride around the city.

If you're into sports, you may choose a vacation package that includes Sportfishing or enjoy the exciting golf courses in the beautiful resorts. Conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts will feel at home in the sunny Florida. Whether you choose to stay in the island or opt for the mountain slopes, you  are guaranteed to have a grand vacation you will never forget.

Or, if you're running out of places to go, you can find tons of vacation ideas and travel tips at My Cities Guide. I am sure that with all these wonderful places and ideas, you will never run out of activities you and your family will enjoy. Whether by land or by sea, south or even west, any of these places will give you that taste of Eden and will surely take your mind off the hustle and bustle of that strenuous everyday city life. So book now and get ready to relax, enjoy and be pampered this summer.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Your Key To Youthful Glowing Skin

Want youthful glowing skin?  Then eat grapefruit.  The fruit is like a vitamin pill, thanks to its vitamins A and C, folate, thiamine, and potassium.  It also has lots of antioxidants that fight wrinkles and skin damage.

The yummy fruit's antioxidant lycopene is 100 times more effective than vitamin E at preventing skin damage.  And each serving contains 150 percent of the RDA of vitamin c, which helps build collagen to keep skin elastic and supple.

Easy Bathroom Cleaning

Of all the rooms in your home, the bathrooms are the ones that need to be cleaned often. And  not just clean like we do -- sweeping, dusting -- in the bedroom or living room, cleaning the bathroom requires an extra effort to scrub, disinfect and wipe.  You need to get the sink, the bathroom faucet and the tub presentable. To do:  Simply wipe down the tub. You may need to spend a little more time on the sink to get rid of the gunk. Just make sure you wear disposable gloves to protect your skin and help you clean without worrying about what you touch.  As much as possible, I try to do this every day so I don't have to clean so much, that's if, you have the time.  :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WW - Precious Smile

Wordless Wednesday

Nikki, my one month old niece, seems to love the camera.  Every time his dad aims the camera at her, he's lucky to capture her smile.

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