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Monday, December 31, 2012

Problem Spider Veins


Spider veins are those blue and purple little veins under your skin.  These are not painful, but they are unsightly.  Instead of covering them with long pants, camouflage them with leg makeup so you can still wear shorts or a skirt.  There is also a permanent medical option to get rid of spider veins. Ask your doc about ways to remove them, one popular treatment is called sclerotherapy. It's an injection that makes the blood clot and the vein become scar tissue, disappearing in time. Laser treatment is another way to remove them.

Wedding Decorations Fit for a Princess

Jules is marrying the girl of his dreams and he is determined to give her a wedding fit for a princess. He am working closely with their wedding planner and he is always consulting his princess with everything.

They are, at the moment finalizing the designs for the wedding decorations. Floral arrangements would be strewn all over the area where the ceremony is to be held. There are to be flowers that would intersperse with greens on the two sides of the aisle where his princess would walk. His princess’ favorite flowers will be incorporated into the arrangements. Her only request is that the whole area be filled with flowers. He, on the other hand, wanted candles. Thus, the planner and the florist had put their heads together and came up with sketches of how the whole area would be decorated with flowers and candles.

The wedding decorations that their planner and florist had chosen consisted of lanterns that would hold candles in keeping with the groom's request, decorative birdcages that would be filled with small floral arrangements, mini metal pails and mini metal watering cans would act as vases. The plans laid out by the team are simply perfect. Jules knows that the ethereal image that would be created as his princess bride walks down the aisle would not be easily forgotten by those in attendance.

Wedding Invitations for a Vintage-Inspired Wedding

Wedding invitations are the first thing that a couple works on to complete when planning their wedding. The entire entourage has to be settled first before the invitations can be printed. Printing has to be completed way before the wedding date so that the sponsors have enough time to prepare what they will wear to the wedding. And the wedding invitation allows the guests and sponsors a sneak peek into what the wedding will be like. Thus, careful considerations and much thought goes into choosing the design for the wedding invitations.

I envisioned a vintage-inspired wedding long before I even met my fiancée. For this reason, my fiancée and I decided on that theme when we started to plan for the wedding. We already knew who our sponsors would be as well as the members of the entourage. Our families already met and the final list of guests to be invited was already finalized. It was just a matter of finding a wedding invitation that was in keeping with our agreed theme.

The wedding planner bought a bunch of wedding invitations which she felt we would like one morning. None of the samples she brought were what I had in mind. I wanted our wedding invitations to look like it were old but I did not want it in parchment. I also wanted a touch of lace. She showed me a website with a wide array of invitations from which to choose from. I found a vintage lace invitation that was perfect. I was so happy that we had finally found the invitations that would provide our guests an idea of what our wedding would be like.

What Year Do You Belong In?

You Belong in 1995
With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

The Many Versions of the Unity Ceremony

The wedding ceremony is a rather short one. It has become a popular practice to add to the exchanging of vows by performing a unity ceremony that adds a more visual aspect to the entire wedding. The Unity ceremony also allows for the participation of the families of both the bride and groom or their children from previous marriages.

The most popular version is the unity candle ceremony where two small tapered candles are lit by the mothers of the bride and groom. These candles are used by the couple later to light a pillar candle to symbolize the union of their commitment as well as the union of the two families in loving the newlyweds.

The unity sand ceremony comes as a close second in terms of popularity. This requires the bride and groom to each pour in sand from the individual containers in their hands, into a larger container. This act signifies the fact that the individual grains of sand coming from their individual containers can no longer be separated and will forever be as one.

Other versions of the unity ceremony are done with wine; others with a hand ceremony. Also becoming popular is the blessing stones ceremony where guests are allowed to write their wishes for the couple on polished stones before the wedding ceremony begins. These stones are then placed around the couple before the actual wedding ceremony takes place to signify that the blessings and wishes of the community who have gathered together for their union encircle their home and marriage for the coming years.

The Unity Candle Ceremony

The decision to add a unity candle ceremony to the usual marriage ceremony was not a very hard one to make when our wedding planner suggested it. The marriage ceremony is rather short if you look at it closely. Also, the significance of a unity candle ceremony is just as meaningful as the marriage ceremony itself. The entire ceremony further emphasizes the union of the two individuals as represented by the two smaller candles whose lights are used to light the bigger unity candle together.

The Unity candle ceremony requires three candles, two small tapered candles and one large pillar candle which is called the unity candle. The mothers of the bride and groom each light a tapered candle at the beginning of the wedding ceremony. After the formal vows are made, the bride and groom take each of the tapered candles and use them to light the larger pillar candle at the center together.

There are many interpretations to what the act symbolizes. The more popular interpretation is that it symbolizes the union of two individuals becoming one in their commitment. The mothers of the two individuals light the smaller candles to represent their love for their children. When the bride and groom light the unity candle together with these smaller candles, they are bringing together the love of both families for the newlyweds. It is a symbolic ceremony that adds to the meaning of the entire wedding.

Unique Wedding Favors for the Bird Lover

My fiancée and I met at a bird show. When planning for our wedding, we decided that love birds would be the central motif of the entire ceremony. Bird lovers both, we found it only fitting that they be part of the union which began because of our shared love for the winged creatures.

Our wedding planner had been giving us ideas about Unique wedding favors that would fit our motif. None of them satisfied us. We were in a quandary. But our wedding planner was relentless in her determination to find the wedding favor that would represent our love for birds. She presented me with a salt and pepper shaker shaped like love birds in pristine white. I loved these truly unique wedding favors that echoed our lovebird motif. Then she showed me a miniature birdcage in black which would hold the lovebird-shaped salt and pepper shakers.

I loved the salt and pepper shakers. I also liked the idea of putting them in miniature birdcages that act as packaging for the wedding favors we had chosen. But I was skeptical about the presentation. She showed me how we could personalize the wedding favors and give them a presentation that is unique but in keeping with our theme. She nestled the salt and pepper shakers in raffia. She then tied a personalized ribbon on one side of the bird cage. Seeing it assembled in such a manner, I was bowled over. We had found the perfect wedding favors to represent our union.

Wedding Favors for the Chocolatier

I am a chocolatier. My fiancée and I met at the shop where I sell chocolates which I make. To honor that first meeting, we decided to give away chocolates as wedding favors to our lovely guests as a way of thanking them for sharing with us the ceremony to signify our union as husband and wife.

I was determined to make all the chocolates that would be given away to the guests as well as the chocolates that would be served at the reception. My staff would have to work on all of them as I would be away from the shop at least two days before the actual wedding. Realizing that they would have so many chocolates to produce for the wedding while ensuring that the store be fully stocked, my manager told me that they would have to make the chocolates for the wedding favors way in advance. That was unacceptable so I had to settle for chocolates which my store did not produce for the wedding favors.

Our wedding planner brought me commercial chocolates for tasting. I naturally wanted chocolates that were as near in quality as those which I make myself. None of the samples she brought came near what I wanted. She decided to go online and search for chocolates that were specifically produced to be wedding favors. I found one that was almost like those which I make. I settled for that and the guests never knew the difference.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year!!!


May each day of the New Year
Bring happiness, good cheer
And sweet surprises…
To you and all your dear ones!
Happy New Year!

How Unsecured Small Business Loans Helped Me Establish My Business

Getting banks to approve business loans is a complicated process. It requires a lot of diligent paperwork and a whole lot of requirements that persons who are starting a small business simply cannot comply with. It is a shame that a person who has the opportunity and the talent to establish a flourishing business is unable to do so because of the lack of documents to prove the worth of his idea.

Very often, small business entrepreneurs have found funding for their enterprise through unsecured small business loans. They require very few documents if any. They are fast and efficient. They are hassle-free. The approval ratings are high. And the repayment schemes can be adapted according to your ability to pay. You can conveniently apply for your unsecured small business loan online and everything else follows.

There is absolutely no reason for the budding entrepreneur to lose his chance at establishing a business that might just prove to be another billion dollar enterprise in the future. Big banks might not have the answer you need. But certainly there are other entities that are willing to back you up on your brilliant idea. Get online and apply for unsecured small business loans as soon as possible and start earning as soon as possible, too.

Wedding Centerpieces that Create a Lasting Impression

The memories we create during our weddings are memories that should last a lifetime. There are weddings that create a lasting impression on the guests and that is due to the attention to detail that is put in the preparations. One of the most important details is the wedding centerpieces on every table at the reception. They speak in volumes as to the theme of the wedding as well as the effort that went into creating the perfect wedding.

As a wedding planner, finding the perfect wedding centerpieces for the tables in the reception is a key to creating a lasting impression. Many a times, I have been told by potential clients that they considered hiring me because of how the tables at the reception were set up. That is the reason why I take meticulous care in choosing the details that go into setting up each table. The wedding centerpieces are central to achieving the perfect table. For this reason, I only go to the most reliable sources of wedding accessories. My success as a wedding planner depends largely on the companies from where I source the decorations that go into every project I work on.

Personalized Napkins for a Personal Wedding Reception

My friend's job as a wedding planner has a lot of challenges. Very recently, she had a client who was very insistent that everything in their wedding be personalized. It was not very easy especially because personalizing details often cost a lot and we were working on a budget that was not exactly large.

At some point in her search for sources of the details that were going into the reception, she was having a difficult time finding personalized napkins for the bride and groom that would fit an already tight budget. The napkins had to be almost dirt-cheap. That was a very tall order and she could not rely on the usual companies from where she sourced most of her wedding accessories. My friend's search led her to a website which she had never used before. Aside from budget considerations, another factor which added more to the challenge was the fact that the theme of the wedding was snowflakes. The couple wanted the personalized napkins to have snowflakes printed on them. Fortunately, she found a website specializing in wedding accessories that had pre-printed napkins with wintry snowflakes on them. At less than $13 per pack, the napkins fit into the budget as well as the theme perfectly.

Wedding Favor Bags with a Natural Touch

Having decided on a beach theme for our wedding, my fiancée and I was having a hard time figuring out how to present our wedding gifts to our guests. Our wedding planner had already presented us with several options for our wedding favor bags but none of them were what we had in mind. If truth be told, we did not know what we wanted but we both knew that what we had seen so far just didn’t fit the bill.

My sister suggested that we go online in our search for our wedding favor bags and the idea seemed to be good one; so surf we did. I found a particularly interesting site that specialized in wedding accessories that had a wide array of accessories that centered on the beach theme. Going through their inventory, I found a natural woven beach bag that had potential. If we dressed it up with the right color ribbon and details such as shells and other coordinating items that were in their inventory, I knew that the bag would be perfect. I showed the bag to the wedding planner and we came up with a coordinated look that fit our idea of the perfect wedding favor bags for our beach-themed wedding. The wedding accessories store saved was a lifesaver. Last I heard, our wedding planner has made the website one of her permanent sources for wedding accessories.

HCG and How it Helps You Lose Weight

Not all fat is bad. Structural and normal fat is good for our health. Excessive fat is what is dangerous because it is abnormal. Our body has a natural way of regulating fat reserves and the gland that is responsible for this is the hypothalamus. Thus, it is important that we take care of this gland so that we can control our body fat and our hunger.

A healthy and functioning hypothalamus can be achieved with the use of the HCG drops that have increasingly become popular. The oral drops stimulate the hypothalamus so that it functions correctly. This ensures that the stored fat in our body is released and burnt as energy. In effect, this leads to weight loss.

HCG is, in fact, a naturally occurring hormone. Our modern day diets, however, severely depletes these hormones which leads to excessive weight gain. By taking in HGC orally, we are just providing our bodies with the hormones which our diet took away. We are just restoring the balance that our bodies are missing and regaining control over our fat reserves. Lose weight with these naturally occurring hormones. They have been proven to be most effective  in controlling weight gain.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Basic Facial Cleansing


I'm sure you already know that washing your face is essential in keeping your skin healthy. It's the most effective way of removing the grimy dirt, oils, and makeup that build up on your skin all throughout the day. But don't just wash your face with soap and water; look for a facial wash that is gentle on your skin but tough at removing dirt.  Read on to make sure that you are doing it right.

Wash your face everyday. Those with normal or oily skin can wash their face twice; once in the morning and in the evening.  If you are prone to dry skin, experts advice washing your face once daily. 

Wash only with lukewarm water. Water that is too hot can leave your skin dry.  Lukewarm water will also help open up your pores and prepare them for cleansing.

Use products that are free of fragrances. Perfumes, alcohol, or dyes may cause irritation, rashes, and breakouts. If your skin is too sensitive, look hypoallergenic for beauty products.

Read on for the basic facial cleansing technique that I got from dailyglow.com.
  •     Make sure your hands are clean before you begin. If they’re not, wash them first.
  •     Wrap your hair in a towel or use elastics, barrettes, or a headband to keep your hair out of your face while cleansing.
  •     Use lukewarm water and a good facial cleanser to wash your face.
  •     Gently rub the cleanser into your face using circular motions.
  •     Massage your face with your fingers to promote good circulation.
  •     Use a washcloth or loofah to help gently scrub and exfoliate your skin.
  •     Rinse well with lukewarm water. Make sure all the soap is off your neck and ears, and has been cleaned from around your eyes and nose, and your hairline.
  •     Splash cool water on your face to refresh your skin and close your pores.
  •     Pat your skin dry with a towel, but leave some moisture on the skin.
  •     Moisturize immediately so that your moisturizer can seal the moisture into your skin.

Flower Girl Baskets for a Special Wedding

Every wedding has a theme. My niece’s was no exception. Because we were working on a budget, my sister asked me to help plan her daughter’s rather than hire a professional wedding planner. My niece decided on a beach-themed wedding so all the details had to be in keeping with that theme.

My sister and I had the difficult task of finding wedding accessories with a beach theme. Rather than pounding the pavement and visiting each and every wedding accessory boutique in town, we decided to do our search online. A particular accessory that we had difficulty with was the flower girl basket that our granddaughter would be bringing down the aisle. We could not find one that was in keeping with the beach theme. An additional consideration was the color of the entire wedding. My niece insisted that the color be in winter blue which made our task to come up with a flower girl basket with a beach theme even more difficult. Fortunately, we found a site specializing in wedding accessories. On stock was the perfect winter blue flower girl baskets with a beach theme. The site saved the day. We found one that fit the bill to a T.

The Perfect Wedding Flutes for the Perfect Wedding Toast

My wedding had to be perfect so every detail was checked and re-checked to ensure that it would be just that. While we had a caterer who took care of the food, it was essential for me to see what they would be using to serve the guests. I took particular notice of the wares they would be using for the ceremonies that were part of the program for the reception. One of the things I wanted to check with them was the knife that would be used to cut the wedding cake and the wedding flutes that would be used for the toast.

Knowing that the knife and the wedding flutes would be part of the program for the reception, the caterer showed me those that they intended to use for them beforehand. I was not impressed with what they had so I decided to provide them with the knife and the wedding flutes. I found these on a site that specialized in wedding accessories. The knife was special. The wedding flutes I found were gorgeous. My wedding was perfect.

What One Word Describes You?

I've always thought so. LOL.
You Are Sensible
You don't think there's a lot to being successful in life. You like to play by the rules.
You are down to earth and practical. You have both feet firmly planted on the ground.

People depend on you, and you like to be depended on. Having responsibilities gives you meaning in your life.
The traditional things make you happy - friends, family, and work. You have a good life.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Shake Up Your Skin-Care Routine

image by: 2fm.rte.ie

Are you still using the same facial cleanser and moisturizer you used when you got your first pimple?  Well it's about time you change them.  Skin changes over time for many reasons; hormones, seasons, and your general health.  So if your skin used to be oily, they may be drier or too oily now.  One more reason to switch products is because the products now are made stronger, safer and more effective.  But don't switch too frequently, experts say.  You should give the new product time to work to get the results you like unless it makes your skin red, itchy, or irritated.

Custon-Made Wedding Invitations

A wedding planner usually starts with the wedding invitations. When we were planning our wedding, we had a hard time in choosing the design for our wedding invitations. I love orchids so my fiancée and I decided that orchids would be the central them of our wedding. Needless to say, I wanted orchids to be present in our wedding invitations as well.

I thought it best to have our wedding invitations customized because I wanted orchids to be central to its look. But after getting quotes from several printers, I realized that custom-made invites were beyond our budget. Our wedding planner suggested that I find ready-made invitations instead. I was afraid I might not find an invitation that was both elegant and be in keeping with our orchid theme. She brought me to a website where a wide array of wedding invitations was in stock. I found one classic orchid invitation that was both elegant and perfect for our theme. It cost a lot less than the customized ones I had in mind and came with matching rsvp cards. We saved a lot when we chose to use ready-made wedding invitations for our wedding.

Binding Our Families Together with a Unity Ceremony

Nowadays, couples add a unity ceremony to the usual wedding ceremony, especially if the bride and/or groom have children with previous marriages. But even single brides and grooms want to add this to the usual wedding ceremony which normally only lasts 15 minutes. Traditionally, this was done with candles where the mothers of the bride and groom each light a candle to represent their families. After the marriage vows, the bride and groom each take smaller candles and light them with their respective family’s candles. They then light a unity candle together to symbolize the union of their families. This ceremony is also done traditionally with sand.

My fiancée and I both wanted a unity ceremony in our wedding. We thought it would help make our bond stronger if we united our families symbolically as well. Our wedding planner suggested that we check out a site which provides unity ceremony sets, either in sand or in candles, which would be great additions to our wedding ceremony. In the end, we opted for unity candles which we felt were more in keeping with our formal wedding ceremony.

Wedding Favors for a Garden Wedding

I always knew how I wanted my wedding to be so, when I got married, the wedding planner and I collaborated to bring my dream wedding to fruition. I had always wanted a garden wedding surrounded by lots of trees and flowers and she found a perfect garden where the wedding ceremony as well as the reception could be held. It was breathtakingly beautiful and I knew that we had picked the right place to hold my dream wedding.

What I had not planned for was the favors for the wedding. I had missed that part in planning my dream wedding. I was in a quandary because I really had no idea what I could possibly find that would be in keeping with my theme. My wedding planner brought me to a site which specializes in wedding accessories and they had a wide array of Wedding favors which I could choose from. I found a mini metal watering can to which I added touches of ribbon and tin flowers. They were the perfect touch to my garden-themed wedding.

Memorable Beach Wedding Favors

When we began planning for our wedding, I knew that I wanted a beach wedding. Having a wedding planner for a sister, I knew that I would have no difficulty at all in turning my dream wedding into reality. She had a list of resorts where we could have our wedding so my fiancée and I immediately checked them out and found one where the ambience and the facilities were just as I had imagined.

To add to the already beautiful scenery in the resort, my sister suggested that we add touches to the wedding and reception area that would emphasize the beach theme. What we needed was beach wedding favors that would accentuate our theme. She brought me to a wonderful website that specializes in wedding accessories. I found so many wonderful items that reverberate of our beach theme – items such as starfish-shaped glass candle holders which we used to decorate the tables, mini metal boats and mini woven beach bags which we used to hold our giveaways, shell-shaped silver card holders, and mini lanterns which we used to light the way to the altar. Every little item that was used was inspired by the beach theme. It turned out to be the beach wedding that I had always dreamed of.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

With the raindeers





I'm wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas.  Hope you have a merry one.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Best Drink for Thinning Hair


Nearly half of all women over 40 suffer from hair loss.  If you're one of them, here's a natural trick to reverse the problem.  Drink green tea.  The brew is packed with polyphenols that have been linked to healthy hair growth.  Aim to drink two cups of the brew daily to get the full benefits.

My SIL's Wedding Guest Book

The most unique wedding guest book I've seen was from the wedding of my sister in law.  She is a crafter and she loves to sew.  In fact, she was the one who introduced me to embroidery.  Everything from the ring cushion to the wedding giveaways and even the wedding guest book were hand-sewn (I mean the cover of the guest book).  She spent months doing all of them but her hard work and all those sleepless nights really paid off.  Hers was one of the most beautiful weddings I've attended and her giveaways and wedding guest book were simple yet very elegant.

Beautifully Presented Wedding Favor Boxes

Who says you have to spend much to have a perfect wedding?  If you just do your homework well, you'll find lots of websites that offer affordable wedding packages.  From wedding decorations to wedding favors, you will surely find something online that will suit your wedding theme.  Beautifully presented wedding favor boxes not only add up to your wedding treats' elegance and style.  These wedding favors are given to guests and sponsors and most of them keep and display these cutesies.  It would be nice to always remember your beautiful wedding every time they look at your simple but fab gift.  When my husband and I got married, we gave our guests each a hand-sewn pouch with potpourri inside.  They were inexpensive but the guests loved them because they know I spent time sewing each pouch.

Unsecured Business Lines of Credit

Too many things are happening all at the same time.  We're moving to a new home and I'm opening a bigger store.  And while we're all too busy with that, I still have to think of the holiday preparations; gifts, food for Christmas and parties.  Of course, the main issue here is money.  Cash is continuously going out and I have to work harder on the store so we can open up right away and start earning money.  I am seriously considering borrowing money from an unsecured business lines of credit company because I want the store fully stocked when we open.  Target date is a couple of weeks from now.  I'm a little stressed but I'm also excited to move and I can't wait to see how my store will turn out after we're done with the finishing touches.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Blood Orange A Day or HCG?

photo by: slashfood.com
My cousin says eating a blood orange a day helped her drop pounds.  I made a little research about it because I'd like to lose weight too.  I found an article that says it can indeed aid weight loss because the juice has some properties that can cut abdominal fat-storage by up to 50 percent.  Experts believe that these properties in the fruit enhance insulin activity (which reduces cravings) and speed fat burn.

The sad thing is, I just found out blood oranges are not always available here.  Guess I need to move to plan B which is hcg.  A doctor friend says it is safe and it's not expensive.  I plan to start taking it right after New Year.  I'll let you guys know what happens.

Unique Wedding Decorations


I am still amazed that Zoren, a local male star has kept everything a secret to Carmina when he planned their wedding.  He and Carmina have been together for fourteen years and they were blessed with adorable twins.  Everyone knew about the wedding but Carmina.  She didn't have an idea that it was going to be her wedding.  All she knew was they are going to have a photo shoot for an ice cream commercial.  When she saw the wedding decorations she even commented that she didn't have an idea it was going to be this big.  She thought it was just one of those ads that their family do for Selecta.

She was so surprised when she found out that it's for real and she was crying when Zoren asked her to marry him.  I won't go much with the details but it was a simply ceremony but it was a very beautiful wedding.  It was truly a unique wedding surprise.

Unity Ceremony Ideas

Don't let getting married on the beach stop you from doing a Unity ceremony.  There are other alternatives to unity candles like unity sand or bouquet of flowers.  You might find it difficult to have your wedding candle stay lit during the wedding ceremony because of the windy setting.  At least with the roses or the sand, you don't have to worry about that.  I've also heard of a couple who used wine to unite their two families.  After their parents poured the wine into a pretty cup, the bride and the groom took a sip.  I wonder why we didn't have this when my husband and I got married?

Creepy Wedding Invitations?



Nowadays, people come up with the most unique things when it comes to weddings.  Just last week, a couple who had a very unique wedding was featured on the show I was watching.  They had their pre-nuptial photos taken in an old (creepy) abandoned building.  The theme?  Zombies!  The couple is a great fan of the TV series Walking Dead and they thought dressing up as zombies would be very unique.  Well they are unique!  I can't imagine myself looking like a zombie for my pre-nup photos and handing out scary wedding invitations to friends and family.  But the photos turned out really great.  The makeup artist did a great job because they looked so real.  During the wedding, the bride wore a black gown and the groom a white and black suit.  All the guests were requested to wear black.  All the guests were saying it was a unique and beautiful wedding.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dealing with Blackheads

Blackheads are another form of acne but they are not as serious as the red bumps we usually have on our face.  Still, they are annoying and unsightly especially if you have a lot of these tiny yellow or black spots.

Most common factors that trigger these spots are hormone fluctuations, medications, genetic dispositions, and skin and hair products.  Experts suggest using products that are labeled "non-comedogenic" or "non-acnegenic." 

Proper skin care is a must. Gently washing your face twice a day with a mild facial cleanser can do the job.  It is also advised that you wash your face thoroughly after heavy exercise.  Never scrub your facial skin; it will only irritate skin and worsen acne.  And don't ever pick at your blackheads because it can cause permanent scarring.


You can use over the counter products that contain sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur to treat blackheads.  Tropical retinoids are also good.  If you really want to get rid of it fast, use blackhead extractors, devices that remove blackheads by suction and blackhead strips, which contain glue that binds to blackheads and whiteheads, and remove them when peeled off.

Want Free Audiobooks?

One guy would be very happy once he finds out that I now have an access to free audiobooks. My husband loves to read but his glaucoma prevents him from doing so. His eyes get tired easily and his vision narrows when he stares at the book for a long time. The audiobook app I installed in his phone somehow lightens his frustrations but we can't always get a new audiobook because the classics that he likes are a tad expensive. Glad I found free audiobooks; now he can listen to tons and tons of books without worrying about the cost.

Friday, December 21, 2012

What Color Is Your Name?

It may be gray and bring but I do love the result of this quiz. It is so me.

Your Name is Gray
Your name tells people that you are calm and level headed. Your name makes you seem honest and fair.
You are able to look at things clearly and without emotion. You tend to remain neutral in most disputes.

People see you as reliable and trustworthy. You treat everyone equally, and you don't tend to have any prejudices.
You are naturally calculating and even a bit cunning. You don't like to show your cards too early in the game.

Truck Driving: A Job That Pays Well

Looking for a job that pays well?  If you know how to drive and you're good at it, you can earn a lot of money as a truck driver.  But wait, not everyone is cut out to be one; you have to have the right skills to become a good truck driver.  There are truck driving schools all across the country that will help enhance your driving skills, train you well, help you process your license, and help you land a high paying job. 

Driving a small vehicle is very much different than driving a truck.  As a truck driver, your responsibility is heavier because you transport heavier items like construction equipment and materials from one place to another. That is not an easy job because aside from the heavy load, sometimes you have to drive for hours to get to the site.  No wonder truck driving jobs are one of the most high paid jobs in the country. 

Some might think that as long as they know how to drive, they could apply for the job.  Yes, driving is a simple thing to do but driving a truck carrying items more than three tons is way more complicated.  That is why most companies require their drivers to be graduates of truck driving schools.  Truck drivers must have the knowledge and skills to conduct maintenance of the vehicles they are driving.  Aside from having a valid license for the specific truck driven, he or she must possess the ability to inspect, load and unload, make sure of the security of his load, obey highway traffic rules and regulations, and safely deliver equipment and materials on time and without delay.  The driver should also be physically fit because aside from troubleshooting mechanical malfunctions and seeing the maintenance of the vehicle they are driving; he or she must be able to climb, jump, bend, kneel, or stoop in order to access equipment, materials or tools.

If you think you have what it takes to become a good truck driver and you want to earn more, simple check on the links to start with your new career.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chocolate Santa





Sunday, December 16, 2012

Restore Your Nails Natural Color


Nail polish can cause your nails to take on a yellowish tinge.  To bring back its natural color, simply fill a bowl with enough 3% hydrogen peroxide to cover your fingertips, then place your nails in the liquid and soak for 1 to 2 minutes.  You could use a cotton swab dipped in the solution to wipe under nail tips.  The hydrogen peroxide will oxidize the pigment molecules in the polish, bringing back your nails natural color.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sideways Cross Bracelets at derng.com

Are you looking for a unique gift for the season just like everyone else? Well, here is a great idea that makes for a truly special gift for the upcoming holidays. Why not gift your friends with sideways cross bracelets from Derng.com?

Derng.com is a website that specializes in rhinestone, pave and chain link jewelry. They have been featured in many a fashion blog and they are continuing to strive to make every fashionista a loyal derng.com fan. They are all about blings and who doesn’t love blings? 

Pave Sideways Cross Gold
Among their vast selection of blings are the sideways cross bracelets or pave cross bracelets that are simple, elegant but definitely meaningful.  They have a delicate black rhinestone wrap-around bracelet where one end is shaped in a cross. The other end is adorned with a simple white pearl that provides contrast to the black and gold band. They also have a pattern of alternating beads in silver, gold and gunmetal that ends with a large gunmetal pave cross. A row of delicate pearls is adorned on one end with an open pave cross that makes for a fresh but elegant bracelet. A row of rose gold rhinestones wrapped around a rose gold band is likewise adorned on one end by a cross in the same color and makes for an ultra-feminine accessory to a fair wrist. There are many other colors and designs to choose from. Visit the website now and make your order for the special women in your life.

Military Style Aviator Jackets at Landing Zone

Landing Zone is the best website to go to if you are in the market for military jackets at truly affordable prices. They offer a widest selection of Aviator jackets from the world’s best brands and manufacturers at the lowest prices you can find in the market today. They are committed to provide only the best customer service and offer full guarantees for their products. Moreover, you can shop on their site at no risk because they also guarantee a full refund as long as the product is returned unworn, unwashed and without defects.

A wide selection of A-2 leather flight jackets is offered by Landing Zone. These specially designed aviator jackets has become the symbol of the American pilot and is an item that is very much in demand because of the status symbol that goes with wearing one. Landing Zone offers this type in the traditional medium brown as well as in black. Also available at the website are G-1 military jackets popularized by Tom Cruise when he wore it in the film “Top Gun.” The G-1 remains a uniform-issued item to all naval aviation officers and personnel that are on flying status in the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. A-1 style flight jackets that were once standard Navy issue jackets in the 1920s to 1931 are also sold by the company and are on sale now. A host of other jacket styles that were once or still are standard issue flight jackets by the different military agencies in the US are readily available at Landing Zone. You need not be in the military to own an aviator jacket. Just buy one at Landing Zone.

How Open to Experiences Are You?

You Are Very Open to Experiences
You are curious about everything the world has to offer, and you appreciate ideas, art, and culture.
You are open to being wrong or changing your mind. You try not to let much be set in stone.

You sometimes have unconventional ideas and beliefs. You aren't very concerned with what's mainstream.
You embrace life's ambiguities and complexities. Everything doesn't have to be black or white for you.

Elite Fashion Swimwear Released Their Bikinis 2013 Collection

If you love to lie out in the sun and work on a perfect tan, you want to take a deep in the pool, or you simply want to soak up the rays on the beach in a stunning bikini; you might want to check this out.  Elite Fashion Swimwear recently released bikinis 2013.  Here, take a look at these gorgeous bikinis...
Prelude Swimwear - jazz fusion two piece

Prelude Swimwear
Italian Diva Halter Swimsuit

Bella Twist Taboo Bikini

L Space Swimwear
Fringe Dolly Estella Bikini

Audrey Halter Estella Bikini

Coast To Coast Fringe Bikini

Treasure Triangle

Fashion Cut Bandeau Bikini
Now, these are just some of the adorable bikinis they have on the website and these are the pieces I would wear if I had the body and I don't care what my husband will say (laughs).  If you click on the link, you'll find more designer swimwear and you should be able to find a bikini that would look perfect on you. 

Elite Fashion Swimwear is known for its unique and elegant designs.  That's because they only carry brands with pizzazz and great appeal.  Ask a fashionista and she can easily give Elite Fashion Swimwear two thumbs up for their spectacular designs.

Some might think it's a tad too early to be thinking of two-piece swimsuits but these are the stuff that would definitely hit the racks before the start of summer next year.  Why not get them now for a great deal rather than wait for summer when prices of these gorgeous bikinis shoot up?

Gorgeous Designer Belly Rings

If you are a follower of my fashion blog (www.momtalksfashion.com), you know that I am not really the type of person who adores jewelries.  I could use a pair of studs and a simple tennis bracelet and that's it.  I don't normally wear them; the only times I wear matching jewelries (mostly borrowed from my mom) are during special occasions.  You'd only see me wearing pearls or diamonds when there is a wedding that I have to attend or there is an important a lavish party in the family.  That doesn't mean though that I don't appreciate these sparkling gems. In fact, I am always fascinated by them.  I like looking at them and I find them very attractive. 

I recently came across a website that offers Body Jewelry.  This is not the traditional jewelry that most of us know but I found them very attractive and it certainly speaks elegance if the piece is worn right.  






I used to find it weird to have your navel pierced but when I saw the site's adorable collection of belly button rings and navel jewelry, it changed.  These precious gems and stones imbedded in the body could really be appealing and attractive if you know how to wear them right.  They don't have to look cheap as many of us think.  I guess finding the right style that suits your personality is the key.

If you are interested in body jewelry, head on to the website and check their elegant gems and stones.  If you're like me who thought badly of this stuff, you'll change your mind.  And the next time you bump into a teenager wearing a navel jewelry, you won't find her too weird.

Cute and Adorable Bedding at Imagebedding.com

You can find tons of great deal sites worldwide that offer tempting discounts on gadgets, clothes, beauty products, furniture, gadgets and services. You can probably find almost everything you need at a discount because of the stiff competition between online stores.  And if you're more resourceful, you can have more discounts through coupons.  Imagebedding.com is one such site that offers affordable bedroom furniture.  What sets it apart from other online stores is that customers can save from 5% to 10% discount with Scratch and Save Coupon Codes.  Simply choose the product you want and use the virtual dime to scratch for your coupon code.  How fun is that?



Image Bedroom don't just cater to baby boy nursery bedding and furniture; they also offer kids furniture, college bedding, Designer bedding, floor coverings, wallpaper and borders and many more.  Your little ones will definitely be delighted with this great deal site because they even have themed bedding and cute animal designs.  But like your little ones, I'm sure you're as excited to shop because of the great discounts you can find on the website.  So what are you waiting for?  Head on to website by clicking on the link and check their adorable items.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Angels





Monday, December 10, 2012

Regular Snacking is Great for the Skin

Eating little portions of snacks every few hours helps keep your blood glucose stable, and when it's stable you will have fewer breakouts, rashes, and wrinkles. Don't try to skip meals because blood sugar will drop, which can make you feel tired.  It also slows down your metabolism and you end up storing fat.  Here are some snacks that are not just great for your body but great for your facial skin as well.

1)  Choose whole-grain pita chips over pretzels or rice cakes.  These chips are free of gluten and wheat.

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2)  Instead of  reaching for ice cream, go for fresh strawberries drizzled with dark chocolate for a sweet treat. Steer clear of dairy, it can cause acne and other inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis.

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3)  Substitute dried cherries and almonds for candies.  They might not be as satisfying as a chocolate bar but your skin will thank you for this.

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Excellent Commercial Cleaning Services at Jan-Pro

Keeping your commercial areas clean is always of paramount importance. This is one way to keep your employees healthy and safe. It also helps to keep your equipment in good condition which helps cut costs for their repair. If you are in the Milwaukee area, you are in luck because there is Jan-Pro, a company which provides excellent and professional cleaning services for commercial establishments, offices, schools, financial institutions and more.

Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems is a company that is known for their superior cleaning services, backed by 21 years of experience. They are not mere employers of janitorial staff. Their staff is composed of knowledgeable technicians who are carefully picked and trained to provide the superior and detailed cleaning service necessary for your areas. They understand the value of your property and will keep it immaculately clean. They offer a wide range of cleaning services which their clients can choose from.

They ensure unparalleled service with every visit. They can promise to keep your office in order and promise to deliver the best results. Their extensively trained crew knows how to keep an area immaculately clean without disturbing the work area or desktop. They offer a certified green cleaning program at your request. They use hospital-strength disinfectants so that high-touch areas are free from germs and bacteria to ensure that your employees remain healthy. They guarantee work that is protected from cross-contamination and make it a point to change their mops and color-code their micro cloths to ensure this. Carpets and flooring surfaces are kept shiny with a cleaning process that also rids the surfaces of germs. High-traffic areas such as rest rooms and break rooms are also disinfected to ensure that your workers are protected from illness and infections.

At Jan-Pro, the focus is on meeting the needs of their clients. They are committed to delivering unparalleled service at every level. They promise to provide comprehensive services that will keep your property well-maintained and disinfected. Get your free estimate in the Milwaukee area today!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Help in Finding the Cure for Breast Cancer

Cancer, in general, is the leading cause of deaths worldwide. Breast cancer, in particular, is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in 2012 amounting to 23% worldwide. The latest statistics from Cancer Research UK estimates that about 1.38 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide. The incidence is generally higher in the developed countries while markedly lower in developing countries. In the same study, breast cancer has been found to be the most common cause of death from cancer in women worldwide which translates to about 480,000 deaths.

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the US in 2012 indicates that about 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and about 63,300 new cases of the non-invasive variety. It states that 39,510 women will die from breast cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the US. It is precisely for these reasons that breast cancer cures have become all the more important. Recognizing this, cureLauncher.com was organized to provide medical researchers and healthcare professionals the opportunity to list their projects and studies to gain support from the public. The website makes it possible for medical researchers to connect with people who have the ability to contribute to their cause while at the same time making it possible for people who need these cures to come in contact with medical researchers whose work might be able to provide them these cures. The general public can now contribute to the efforts of medical professionals to find a cure for breast cancer.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Give Your Appearance a Boost with this Yoga Move


You that yoga can relieve tension and revitalize your body. But practicing yoga not only calms your mind, strengthen your muscles, and keep you stress-free; yoga moves can also give your appearance a boost. Deep breathing and stretching exercises can greatly increase oxygen flow and blood circulation, which helps give your complexion a youthful, rosy glow.  Not enough time to do yoga?  Just try to wake up a little earlier each day and practice one yoga move right when you get out of bed.  You'll notice a difference in as little as seven days and the glow you get may even save you a step in your morning makeup routine.

Create Your Own Sounds

Who says you need to have a professional studio to create great music? Nowadays, all you need is an audio interface at Musician's Friend to create great sounds. This equipment can produce quality sounds just like you would in a professional studio. The cool thing about this is you can even do it right at the comfort of your home. No wonder a lot of bands and singers are producing their own songs.

Quick Help for Thinning Hair


Problem thinning hair?  Use a shampoo that contains hyaluronic acid.  This natural lubricating substance coats and penetrates hair follicles, fortifying existing strands and stimulating growth by drawing in water and nutrients.  Studies show that people who used a hyaluronnic acid-containing hair product for a month decreased the number of hairs they shed by 56 percent.

Cheap Lab Fees

About a month ago, I accompanied my husband at the King of Kings Laboratory. His doctor wanted him to have his blood tests there because it's nearer from our place and a wad cheaper if we go to a hospital lab. I didn't expect it to be a big lab because unlike other labs I've been too, this one is situated in a residential area. But it was big and they have a lot of lab equipments. They are also in the process of expanding because I overheard one of the staffs discussing about ordering lab ovens and other essentials from affordablelabovens.com. Their fees are surprising too because they are 300% cheaper than other labs.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Problem Frizzy hair?



You can spend hours blow-drying and styling your hair to tame your mane but  sometimes, the frizz can get really nasty.  Here, a home remedy to fight the frizz and love your hair again.

Treat your hair every week with olive oil.  Simply apply oil on hair and wrap for 1/2 hour then rinse.  For really nasty frizz, deep condition it with the oil by leaving in all night.  Just don't apply too much oil to the roots so it won't get too greasy.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lipotransfer at Smith Facial Plastics

Aging gracefully has never been this good with the help of advances in non-surgical techniques that give you the lift you require to keep yourself younger looking. For people who are afraid of going under the knife to get back their youthful looks, there are numerous injections and fillers that can help them achieve just that without surgery. One such technique is fat transfer or lipotransfer.

Lipotransfer, which is also commonly known as fat transfer, is the process of harvesting fat cells from other parts of your body, such as the hips and thighs, and transferring them to portions that have lost fat due to aging. This is especially true for the face and hands. The face deflates and loses volume as we age. In order to restore the youthfulness of the face, medical advances have made it possible to get fat from other parts of the body and transfer them to the hollow areas of the face such as under the eyes and in the cheekbones. Through this process, facial sagging is eliminated, restoring youthfulness to the face. Fat injections can also be used to fill your smile lines, jowl lines and also for lip augmentation. If you feel that your sagging cheeks or smile lines have become too prominent, try lipotransfer. It is safe and the results are long-lasting and all-natural.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ready for Christmas







Saturday, December 1, 2012

Traveler Guitar at Musician's Friend

Hubs and I were doubtful when we first bought the electric guitar for my son. He has a habit of being very enthusiastic in the beginning and then he'll leave things to collect dust after he's tired of  them.  But we were both wrong.  He must really love to play because he's still using the guitar and they (with his friends) are planning to form a band. He saw a traveler guitar at musicians friend and he's now saving up for it. His friends have also been investing in drums and accoustic guitars. I like that he's also into music because I don't want him to be sitting in front of his computer for a long time after school.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Busy Street





 
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