Friday, July 8, 2016

How to Save Big Money When You Update Your Bathroom


Your bathtub or shower is an integral part of your home. Calling it an essential fixture for maintaining your wellness would not be overstating its importance. A shower wakes you up for the day. A bath relaxes you so that you can enjoy a good night's rest. A dingy fiberglass shell or grungy tile, however, will kill your sense of renewal and the perception of cleanliness. Remodeling your bathroom will solve that problem, but, if you lack a big budget, you'll have to look for alternatives.

Focus on the Tub

Your shower enclosure or bathtub wears down faster than other fixtures in your bath because of repeated and prolonged use. Even if you don't change anything else, a fresh bathtub will spruce up the space considerably. The most affordable way to get a tub that looks like new is have the finish restored.

With bathtub reglazing Atlanta homeowners can gain rapid results. Specialty companies focus on this service that will save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

What is the Process?

A reglazing contractor will strip away caulk and thoroughly clean every surface. An acid etching and wet sanding process will prepare a porcelain surface to receive a new finish. Then a primer coat and finish color will be applied. Other materials, such as fiberglass and tile, can be renewed with similar approaches.

Benefits of Reglazing

The speed with which a new surface can be achieved will be attractive to you. Instead of having your bathroom torn apart and out of service for a week or more, a reglazing job can be done in 48 hours. With this service, you'll also get to skip the hard work of demolition and disposal of old fixtures. Your monetary savings will continue to mount because you're not buying a new tub or altering any of the plumbing.

The final finish will be durable as well. A 15-year lifespan is a reasonable expectation. Perhaps the best part is your choice of colors. You'll get to ditch out-of-date colors like mauve or avocado green and get a tub in a modern color. Instead of seeing a messy old tub every day, your newly finished tub will improve your mood.

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Things to Ask a Doctor


Have you just moved to a new town? If this is the case, you will need to find a new doctor for yourself. This is not something you should put off because you never know when you will get sick. However, it would be a mistake to simply go to the doctor who has the closest office to your house. You should not choose a doctor because of his or her proximity to your home. You should make this important decision based on the quality of care that the doctor is going to give you. Here are a few of the most essential questions that you will need to ask the doctors in your area to help you decide which one to visit for treatment when you are sick.

1. Where did you get your medical degree?

It is surprising how many people do absolutely no research whatsoever into the credentials of the doctor that is treating them or their family. This is something that you need to do because some doctors are much better than others. One of the first things you will need to do is find out where he or she attended medical school. It should be a red flag if the doctor attended medical school in places like Mexico or the Bahamas. This usually means that he or she was not a good enough student to get into a medical school in the United States. Make sure that the doctors in The Woodlands TX that you speak to have degrees from accredited medical schools.

2. How long has the doctor been practicing medicine?

There is no substitute for experience in the medical profession. You need to be sure that the doctor who is treating you knows what he or she is doing. One of the best ways to determine this is to find out how long the person has been a doctor. You should not entrust your care to a doctor who has less than five years of experience practicing medicine.

3. Has your licensed ever been suspended?

You should also inquire about any possible disciplinary action that the doctor might have been subjected to during his or her career. You will need to discover if the doctors you speak to have had their medical licenses suspended in the past. You will also need to find out why this action was taken.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fight the Signs of Aging With Vitamin C

Did you know that one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients is also a vitamin you've been consuming for years? It's true! Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, does more than just raise your immune system and help to protect you against the common cold and other viruses. It also helps to protect your skin against all the visible signs of aging, both by stimulating collagen production and by protecting against the damage done by the sun. Add this important vitamin to your diet and skin care regimen today and see results soon.

First of all, add more vitamin C to your diet to get this important nutrient into your body. You can find high levels of vitamin C in all sorts of delicious fruits and vegetables. This includes oranges, kiwis, broccoli, onions, and strawberries. Although this is not the most efficient way to get the vitamin to your skin, it also has other positive effects on your body. Vitamin C promotes overall health and wellness as well as helping to prevent the signs of aging. You can expect to see the results of changing your diet in just a week or so.

Next, try adding vitamin C directly to your skin, try adding a vitamin C cream or serum to your facial routine. Look for a cream or serum in a opaque container, because the ingredients will start to decay when they react with light. Put on the vitamin C directly onto your skin, underneath your moisturizer, so it can make contact with your skin cells. This will help you get faster results from your treatment. Vitamin C works to stimulate collagen production, which makes skin softer, smoother, and less wrinkly. It also fights hyperpigmentation, known as age spots, and all other damage done by the sun.

If you'd like even faster results, talk to a skin care professional in your area. Speak to a dermatologist about intensive vitamin C products for your skin. For more serious cases, consider specialists in plastic surgery Raleigh NC like Cary Plastic Surgery who can evaluate your skin care needs. Some individuals, especially those in sunny places like North Carolina, need more help than an over-the-counter products can provide.

Vitamin C is truly a powerful ingredient. Fight the visible signs of aging by using it today. It really works, whether though diet, topical creams, or professional services.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Green Thumb


Mom always has a green thumb in planting any flower, tree or plant in our garden and backyard. Every single thing that she plants grows abundantly. Since she’s old now and we don’t want her to do any task in the house she concentrates her time on gardening with the help of my husband who does the hard tasks. She would smile every time she sees a bud that blooms and a root that produce stems.

She loves gardening so much that I want to give her some nice garden gifts as I know she’ll appreciate it so much. She’s been telling me few days ago that maybe we should buy more pots so she can distribute her growing flowers on different places. Her enthusiasm is infectious as my husband is into gardening too much to my surprise. Just imagine my astonishment that after 15 years of marriage he’s learning the gardening skills. His brother is a landscaper so maybe he’s got talents too.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Laminated Flooring


We’re glad to see that we had our flooring replaced with new vinyl tiles. We opt to use vinyl instead of tiles because we’re afraid that it will be too slippery for Mom. Since we’ve chosen a real tile-like design everyone would think twice if it’s a vinyl or not. Well it’s not only on the kind of tile or floor material you chose that matters but on the quality on how you install the tiles as well.

We’ve made sure that the worker we’ve hired would carefully install it to look like a continuous flooring because it’s perfectly joined together like what I saw last week which made my eyes contented. They used alloc laminate flooring which uses mechanized locking systems and claimed to last for a long time with its feature of resist wear, moisture, fade, moisture and others. Anyway since our flooring is new it’s still as beautiful as the real cement flooring. Hope our own will last also.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Learning How to Paint



Last summer vacation of my kids they were looking for something to do during their break from school. They were actually choosing from their most loved hobbies like music, art and playing board games. They love playing musical instruments and they practiced on some of their favorite Christian music pieces. They played guitar and keyboards and were contented on using their free time strumming and playing.

Well aside from music they also love art and were gifted with some art skills, thanks to my father’s genes. They inherited from my Mom’s father the gift in music and art skills from my Dad’s family. Call it luck. Anyway my youngest is the most interested in arts and he can spend the day doing lettering and sketching anime and some other images. He was a member of the Art Club in his 6 years in Grade School and he really had his heart on it. He loves it dearly.

Now that he’s on his secondary education he’s starting to start on a higher level on art and is thinking of pursuing it by joining a High School Art Club in his new school. He’s talking about learning how to paint in the next few months and asking me to start buying him art supplies for his new project. I’m now canvassing some paint materials including an art easel which is very essential when he start painting. I still have time to save for the expensive accessories and materials for his new painting project hobby and when I finally have the resources we will definitely start it. He’s now looking forward to start painting his creative ideas and images just like my cousins who were gifted with such great hands on painting.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Bean-Bag Couch for Long Sleep




This is such a lovely thing for those who want to sleep for long hours. I remember myself working for three days with only one or two hours break each night and I mumbled to myself that I have a chance to have a vacation I would sleep for as long as I want. Well those are words coming from a tired employee doing bidding and technical proposal for days to submit proposals in due time. We’re always working on tight deadlines and often we stay in the office for 3 consecutive days. 

Well this bean-bag couch will surely be a welcome furniture after working so hard. It’s built in pillow and blanket will keep you wanting to curl up for long maybe even for days lol! This is really cool and will definitely warm you up while you’re in your dreamland. So happy resting and dreaming now. Nice addition to your home furniture.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Back to Early Morning Mom Duties

It’s back to school and I’m back to my regular early hours of cooking and preparing early breakfast and packed lunch for my 3 kids. Well my 2 daughters are not kids anymore, they’re already teens but I’m used to calling them kids. I woke up at 3am, cook for them, prepare their packed lunch and see them as they board the bus to go to their school in Manila. I accompany my youngest boy to his school and from there I go to my work leaving my husband to clean up before going to his own school to teach there. 

It was a very fast routine Mommy job but I love it. I love seeing my kids enjoy the food I cook, I love seeing them go their way to their universities and I love sending my growing up son up to the gate of his new high school. It’s like loving the way we spend our weekend together with cracking jokes, enjoying meals together and singing our favorite Christian songs. I also like hearing what they play with their musical instruments and when they sing some songs. I was actually thinking that it would be great if we have amplivox in the house but I know it’s usually used on events and occasions. Nevertheless I would love buying this kind of portable sound system in the next few years so we can use it at home and in our church as well.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Outdoor Home Decor Lightings


We love staying at the patio or at our terrace in the house but when it's dark outside we never stay late there as it's not so conducive to chatting and bonding.  We don't want to stay in a place where the lightings are not enough to create a cozy and warm ambiance.  Well I've seen plenty of light effects on some of the houses that my brother has built and I can say that these lights are a lot different from what I saw.

These clusters of light located in patio corners are ideal lights for the outdoor area in your house where you can feel the warmth of the golden shades of light, just enough to make your stay worthwhile and pleasant.  At first I thought that it's a DIY project only but when I took a closer look I realized it's meant for patio corner's lightings to bring some life into the corner of the patio.  And life indeed because the lights in the image above added attraction and respect also.

Saw these bubble caged glass lanterns from potterybarn.com and they sell each for $50.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Pirate Ship Playhouse



 
Source: hammacher.com via Race on Pinterest


My little boy saw this and he loves this and imagines playing in their school play as a pirate. This school year they were trained and taught different roles to play. He played as a politician, engineer, fireman, street boy and many other roles. He excitedly played them all and got good grades. With all of those plays we did some really hard to do props like fire truck, car, armor of God and a lot more.

His Dad contributed a lot in his school works arranging all costumes and things to use and even spent over nights. Anyway Josh just told me that this pirate playhouse is really cool and nice to play with his school friends with pirate costumes of course. Boys are boys and they really are excited over playing things they see on movies. Now if you're ready to play in this playhouse get ready with your costumes.

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