Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Energy Savings in Your Home

Since the country is always experiencing sudden increase in oil prices it follows that basic necessities in life also increases its price such as rice, groceries, meat products and other things that people consumes daily. One of the things that can help us go through this inflation rate is our capabilities to minimize our consumption of energy in the best way we can. My own family started to do our own way of conservation by limiting the use of appliances all at the same time and we gained from the results of this month’s electricity building. 

I learned that the condition of our equipment and appliance plays a big factor in the consumption of energy. If the appliance is too old or malfunctioning we have to think if it’s worth the high electricity or buy a new quality appliance that consumes little energy. That’s what we did when we transferred to our new office to business district area. The office bought new air conditioning unit because they wanted easy-to-maintain appliances that will be energy efficient also. 

Now if your appliance is not that old but has shown signs of malfunction it’s good to call some help to remedy the problem like air conditioning lexington who offers great service for those living in Central Kentucky and nearby places. They prided themselves in giving the best value and services for your hard-earned money. 

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Baby-Sitting While Doing House Chores

This indoor swing in the kitchen would be perfect for Moms who love to do multi-tasking jobs. Multi-tasking includes preparing dishes, cooking, washing dishes and taking care of your little one who wouldn't agree being left in their rooms.  Well sometimes it's not really safe when they're on their own so it's better if they're within your sight or best if within your reach.  The boy looks very comfortable in his swing here while watching how his Mom can do all things at the same time in perfect order and timing.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Inspirations for Starting a Quilting Hobby

Quilting isn't a difficult hobby, but it is one that takes some work. Here we will briefly show you how to begin your quilt by making a quilt top. Even a first-time quilter will be able to follow these instructions! 

First, choose the fabrics you want to use. Select a group of fabrics that complement each other. You can do this by choosing one print that has several colors as your baseline and then selecting other fabrics that use and incorporate those colors. 

Take 1/6-yard cuts of your fabric and trim them down to 5.5" wide and 5.5" tall. Ultimately, you will want 36 of those 5.5" squares. Make sure and use some of all the different fabrics you've chosen for the quilt top. 

One you have those 36 squares, assemble them as you wish in a larger, 6 x 6 square. Create a pattern you like with pleasing colors. You can get inspiration by looking through quilt patterns on the Donna Sharp Quilts at Linens-N-More.com. As you settle on a layout, use straight pins to pin the side-by-side squares together. Stitch them together with a 1/4 inch inseam. Use a straight stitch. 

When each of the rows has been sewn together, flatten the seams with an iron so that they are all pressed in the same direction. With your seam lines as a guide, match a row to the row below it, pin the sides together, and machine stitch it. Use a 1/4 inch inseam and a straight stitch, as before. 

When all 36 squares are sewn together, iron the seams again so they are all in the same direction. Your final step is creating a border. Cut four strips of fabric that are 5" wide and 44" long. Match them up to the sides of your quilt top. You can trim them to fit if necessary. Complete your border by machine stitching it to the four sides of your quilt top, with a 1/4 inch inseam.


Easy Shopping for Appliance Accessories


There will come a time when appliances accessories are a necessity. Anyone who owns an appliance will find themselves in the market for some kind of gadget or accessory to go with their appliance. One of the best and easiest places to find what you may need is by shopping for  Frigidaire accessories at Frigidaire-store.com

Shopping online for things like washer and dryer parts and accessories is as easy as can be. There are fill hoses, screen repair kits, dryer racks, and more. It is so convenient to be able to shop for appliance accessories online. Having one place that supplies nearly everything you will need is great news. Replacement parts for Frigidaire cooking appliances can be found at the Frigidaire store online. From burners to cooking elements, touch up paint pens to cleaners, and even appliance light bulbs; all can be found with a mere click. 

Shopping online is becoming the most popular way to shop. Especially for items that do not need to be tried on or felt or touched. Appliance accessories are a perfect example of things that can easily be purchased online. All the consumer needs to know is the make and model of their appliance and shopping is as simple as can be. There are always customer service representatives available by telephone if there is any doubt as to what part is needed or any confusion about the online shopping experience.


Kitchen Inspirations - Contrast Colors

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I love cooking, baking and preparing foods for my family depending on how much time will allow me in between writing articles and office works.  Busy as a bee as they say but still I can do so many things in the kitchen, a place where I love to stay most of the times.  As the family has pending plans for a general renovation for the house I'm gathering inspirations on my future newly renovated home.  

This is one that I saw that suddenly caught my attention because of the beautiful contrast of the walls, cupboards and cabinet with the shiny flooring. The white cabinets perfectly fit the wooden flooring and give an elegant clinical ambiance to the kitchen, something that feels like everything is clean and neat.  Well I still have to consider many things like space, budget and design scheme of the house before I decide on which kitchen idea would I pursue.


Security Solutions for Your Precious Tools

As you know, tools are expensive and a valuable portion of the investment for most professionals: carpentry, mechanical, and auto repair among others. Tools can be targeted by petty thieves, other professionals, and even casual borrowers in your home workplace. 

A wise thing to do is purchase a top-of-the-line toolbox with secure locking systems and drawers designed to protect each tool adequately. Toolboxes manufactured by Waterloo are available at Elite Toolboxes.com online. Shipping can be free on selected units. 

Waterloo toolboxes are made from steel, with drawers fitted with heavy-duty ball-bearing slides, heavy-duty gas struts, and casters that can support over 1,100 pounds. Their toolboxes have the advantage of manufacturer-tested endurance. 

These toolboxes are valuable in home workplaces, too. When a pair of durable pliers cost over $20.00, and several types are needed to address even household repairs. Screwdriver sets, drill bits, saws, and the power tools usually used add to this expense. If you total the costs of your home workshop, you will discover that your investment is considerable. A durable locking toolbox can help protect this. 

Most home handypersons keep their tools in the garage in a workshop at home. This is one of the most vulnerable areas of the normal house to burglars and thieves. Look for Waterloo toolboxes at elitetoolboxes.com  for a solution to protecting your investment. Oh, by the way, you're on your own when it comes to lending tools to family and friends. No toolbox can protect your tools from these--Good Luck!


Facts You Should Know About LED Lighting

Everyone is determined to save as much money as they can by eliminating unnecessary energy costs and one great way to do this is with LED lighting. If you are new to the world of LED lighting, then you may not fully understand the entire lingo that comes along with it. This article will help by giving you some very important facts about LED lighting.

What Are Lumens?
The word lumens are a measurement of light. The higher the lumens number is, the more light you can expect from your light bulb.

Lumens per Watt
This is another important thing to pay attention to. This term measures the efficiency of a light. The higher the number is, the more efficient the light will be.

Kelvin Temperatures and Colors
Kelvin temperatures are yet another unit of measurement for lights. This one measures the light color. Cooler lighting is great for visual tasks because it is easy on the eyes. These can be found in the range of 3600-5000K. Warmer colors are better for illuminating skin and clothing. This range is usually 2700-3000K.

LED lights can last much longer than traditional incandescent lights. You can expect them to last up to 5 times longer.

No Heat!
In the past, most lights produced excessive amounts of heat. LED lights don't do this. They emit little to no heat at all. This helps keep electrical costs down.

Use Less Energy
This is the biggest selling factor for LED lighting. The simple fact that these lights use far less energy is why more people are choosing to install them in their homes. In some cases, these lights use 80% less energy than traditional lighting.

If you are not currently using LED lights, then you are missing out on some huge advantages. http://www.lightingever.co.uk/ can help! Put the power of LED lighting to work for you!


Crate Coffee Table

Do you want to create a creative and unique coffee table but hesitant to spend money on it?  Well if you have existing crates that you can spare you can make it very functional by making it a nice coffee table.  You don't need much because you only have to stained it or paint with your beautiful wood color, nailed them together and voila you have your stylish and affordable table.  You can place it at the center of your living room where you and your friends can enjoy your black or  creamy cups of your favorite coffee.

I always love enjoying my coffee at home especially at night when I rest from work or sometimes when I'm finishing some writing tasks.  I think that it would help if you have a nice table to enjoy your coffee time with others.  This table would certainly be an inspiration to others who want to make their own unique or self made table especially those who don't have enough budget for the expensive kinds.  Such creativity.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Better Choice for Furniture Shopping

More people are flocking to online boutiques for their furniture. On the surface this seems like a simple matter of convenience. Furniture can be ordered online, delivered to your home, and you needn't leave your home for the process. However, what this fails to account for is cost. Purchasing furniture online is not always the most prudent decision, because while a wider selection of furniture might be found, shipping costs for furniture quickly become exorbitant. This is easy to overlook while shopping online as no mention is made of shipping until checkout, when you've already committed in your mind to a purchase.

A furniture store in Athens GA will oftentimes be a better choice for residents of Athens because shipping costs will no longer be a factor. While this requires customers to leave the house to go looking for furniture, it will enable them to save quite a lot of money on their purchase, often producing a better deal. A local furniture store cannot always offer a better immediate price, but they don't need to charge for shipping, so while online retailers might seem like the cheaper choice in the immediate sense, a better deal may be found locally if one does a bit of math.

Online shopping is popular for good reason, but there are a few circumstances under which one should be aware that savings can only go so far. Oftentimes, savings on one label will simply be transferred to another, so careful management is necessary to avoid this.


Friday, July 19, 2013

My Daughter’s Dreams and Determination

My eldest is now into her last year in secondary school and I can see that she’s making the best of it with regards to her best friends, school activities and everything that involves her school. She’s actually excited when we’re talking about her intended degree course in Interior Design. She has the talent and skills in designing and she hopes to study in two of my most favored universities in the city. She’s a very determined girl and I know she’ll be able to pass the exams. 

 Ruth is fast becoming a lady and little by little I see something of myself in her – her hobbies, flair for cooking, her art inclination and music. I believe now that we took something from our Mom be it in looks, personality, ways and even skills and talents. I always pray to God that He’ll guide all my kids in all their undertakings and dreams. I have these thoughts in my mind while I was browsing some nice graduation rings for girls which I’m thinking of buying in the next few months. I’ll have to ask her if she wants it because I always see graduation rings on graduating college students.


Choosing the Right Lighting Fixtures for Your Home

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I learned that energy rates will have another increase and that would mean higher electricity bills for all households, offices and commercial establishments. I'm checking all the bulbs in the house and thinking of changing those which consumes high energy with led lighting fixtures because LED lamps offer long service life and proven to have high energy efficiency than most of the other lamps. It will however cost me more in buying new lamps as they're expensive than others but in the end I know it will be cost-effective. 

Lighting fixtures are very important in one's household because it defines the character of your house and creates the ambiance that you want to live in. It will also cost you higher electricity bills if you're not very wise in choosing the right lamps.  It's necessary to consider some factors like energy savings, durability, functionality and style if you want the best and just the right lighting fixtures for your home.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

How to Work with an Architect

If you’ve never worked with an architect before, discovering what to expect ahead of time can be a tremendous help. Professional architectural firms such as  Quinn Evans can execute projects much more smoothly and efficiently if your relationship with them is smooth and efficient as well. Read on to find out what you need to consider to create a mutually beneficial relationship with your architect. 

The financial commitment.

The first thing you’ll want to make clear is what your financial commitment to the project is going to be. Many people who hire architects don’t realize that not only does the building or renovation project incur a significant cost but so does the completed project. Costs such as furnishing, operation, maintenance and repair also contribute to the overall financial commitment. An architect can help you figure out what your true cost is going to be and help decide a budget. Make sure you get the final figures specified in your contract with the architect. 

The project itself. 

Knowing what you want and expect from a project is critical. If you don’t know, how can your architect know? Ask yourself what functionality and aesthetics you want as well as when you’d like to be able to occupy the space. It’s also important to think about the project’s space requirements both inside and outside the structure as well as the flow of use and movement in and around the structure. This will help your architect design your project. 

Your desired lifestyle. 

Finally, when it comes to residential projects, discussing your lifestyle with your architect will make a world of difference in the outcome of the project. Your architect needs to know specifics such as your needs for accommodating family, entertaining, desire for privacy and other possible ways you may use your home in the future. 

Discussing these topics will go a long way toward forming a productive relationship with your architect and producing a project you will love.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Handling Musical Instruments at Home

We’ve been thinking for the best way that we can revive the girls’ room without spending too much. We need to do this because the season for floods has come in and we didn’t want to rescue all our things upstairs again. As early as now we’re going to arrange the second story of our house and store important documents and all of our kids’ things there even before the start of heavy typhoons and floods. 

Anyway we have several musical instruments also that we need to secure so we’re thinking of creating a small music room upstairs also to prevent damage to the instruments. The kids love their musical instruments so much that they protect it from anything that would break or destroy them in anyway especially the guitar and keyboard that they use for practicing their choir piece in our church. 

Gen asked me last month about the esp guitars she saw when browsing online. She loves to play special guitar when the time comes that she would play in the church. I told her that she’s going to handle the piano or keyboard because a brother would be assigned to guitar. Well she can also play but as a backup player only because no one can handle the instrument she plays.


Creative Ideas for Your Counter Space

Maximizing your furniture at home gives you best results as you can enjoy the remaining space for some other creative interiors in your mind.  I've found many kitchen decors uses a lot of cupboards and cabinets to store food and small kitchen utensils but the image above pleased me.  This very creative counter space installed not just useful drawers but functional pull out table for working in the kitchen.

As I love cooking I find the need for this very smart idea because cooking shouldn't be limited to very small space.  We can always create some ideas on how to have some space for baking, cooking and the most messy of all - preparation. 


Monday, July 15, 2013

Loves to Be Home Every Weekend

My nephew who is also Josh’ classmate in his fourth grade class has been showing interest in joining the taekwondo class. I was surprised actually because last year he enrolled in a special class of playing violin. My brother brought him two violins, one for his home use and the other one is for his school learning. They were trained for real and at some occasions in school program activities they were asked to play a piece. Well they were also informed of the difference of their regular violin to electric violin but for the school music course they were only allowed to use the manual kind. 

The training is done every weekend and they pay separate fees for that because their instructor is not from the same school. It’s offered in school to enhance the skills of students in whatever they’re inclined to but it’s optional. My own son Josh chose Art as his extracurricular activity and the club that he also joined in. He didn’t want to study music on Saturdays because it’s his rest day from school. He told me that he can learn it at home instead of going to school every Saturday just to play violin. This year he told me of his interest in guitar or violin but he’s not willing if it’s going to be on Saturdays again. He really loves his Weekend to spend with us.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Youth Praising at the House of God

As part of our church quarterly schedule the youth held their youth fellowship on the last Sunday of the month with 5 Sundays. For their fellowship the musicians played for their praise and worship segment but for the guitar one of the youth participated. They’re getting so interested in guitar playing that 3 of them can really play some nice praising song pieces including my daughter who is one of the trainees although she’s geared to handle the keyboard. 

For some other youth members they were still deciding which could be the best to handle bass drum because they will only choose two to play alternately. Of course this will be just for the youth fellowship because for the regular Sunday fellowship they need to practice and learn more. Sunday worship usually concerns several songs and the musicians should be able to play them all continuously so if they’re going to let the youth join them it would take several training first before they can do it.


Wallpapers for Our Shelves


Are you getting bored of the white walls or white backing on your plain shelves?  Well here I found nice little ideas on how you can add a life or something like an added decor to your simple cabinet shelves.  If your cabinet is white you can add some colors on its backing to create a playful yet stylish background.  You can try various wallpaper prints and designs depending on how you want to see it with books all over.  People has varied tastes and maybe with the use of wallpaper in the house will look as elegant and stylish also.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Helping You Find Your Dream House

Every couple dreams of having their own house to start a family and grow old with their children. When reaching for that dream house you should be able to learn some ways and techniques on house hunting and it will not be that easy if you will not consult with someone knowledgeable in the field. Looking and searching for the ideal home for your family necessitate you to consider some important things and options before deciding on your target home. You should weigh things like financial capabilities, home design, environment, community and accessibility to important places like market, school, church, recreational places and other vital things needed in your daily living. 

It’s such a very important thing in your life that you can’t afford to decide without careful thinking that you certainly need a real estate broker to help you with the things needed to start looking, choosing and finally deciding to buy your dream house. If you’re thinking of settling for one of the properties you’ve been seeing like that maison à vendre gatineau you should have someone to consult all your inquiries and ideas. The broker should be able to save your time and money in helping you deal with your real estate transaction. 

With the assistance of  duCourtier inc. Votre Agence immobilière à Gatineau you’ll be able to gain access to network of experts, help you facilitate your needs for financial, legal and administrative actions and protect you from illegal transactions, fraud, negligence and other similar things. They also have access to real estate market and can give you the list of new properties that will suit your preference and requirements. They will guide and assist you in all your transactions from choosing properties up to the last transaction that involves purchasing your dream home for your family ensuring you’ll get the best service and the most appropriate property perfect for your needs.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Pray Over at MIL’s House

I finished all my house chores today with the help of DH who has no classes every Friday. I always like doing things ahead of time and I don’t want to do all work on weekends to maximize my time with my kids. It was such a tiring day for me and it felt like I lost all the energy I have in my mind and body. I figured that it’s all because of our outdoor fellowship activities in my MIL’s house. I’m used to going to that town near the mountains but if we go as family we usually spend the night there also so it’s really tiring to go home the same day. We didn’t bring the kids as it was only midweek but we missed them and so are their grandparents.

I was happy to be able to come while I’m free from office work. I promised to help them with cooking and an elder sister also offered to help us much to our relief because we’re really in a hurry then. When the dishes piled up I had a wishful thinking that we have frigidaire fphd2491kf so it would be easier to clean and sterilize the utensils. Well for simple household like us we just do it manually and to do it fast we just joined forces and work seem so light after that. We’re thankful that we’re finished with the pray over and we have faith that MIL will recover fully soon.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lexington Law on Repairing Credit

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When incorrect items are found that negatively impact a credit score, there is a clearly defined process for dealing with them, with the goal of having these negative items amended or removed. A glance at Lexington Law reviews shows that they are quite good at achieving this goal for many people. By following the process as set out in rules and regulations, the removal of erroneous items will usually have a significant positive effect on an individual’s credit score. It is a process made simple when working with Lexington Law.


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Work-At-Home Mom who quit years of corporate life to take care three kids full time. Fond of cooking, reading books and determined to master housekeeping. Created this blog to share about career, job, human resource, hobbies, sports and travel

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