Monday, July 28, 2014

Emergency Light

Whether through online or going directly to the mall, shopping for my home needs has always been a great experience for me.  I love my home to be looking neat and clean all the time so I always make it a point that I have everything that would make me feel at ease and comfortable in my home sweet home.  Since it's already rainy season now in the Philippines, power outage is just a common thing especially when there's a typhoon so I am actually scouting for a durable and reliable emergency light for our home use.  I've been to several shops already but I can't find exactly what I like and what I need.  Don't get me wrong, I am not looking for something like a chauvet impulse 648 led strobe (lol).  I just prefer something that's bright enough to illuminate the entire house.  I've seen some good brands like OMNI and Firefly and I am thinking of getting one from either of the two brands.  It would also be nice if I could have something that's equipped with a radio so we could still listen to news during emergency situations.  Well, I'm glad that we're not really affected much by the recent typhoon but I guess there's a lot more to come so I still need to prioritize what's really essential for the home during times like this.

If I would not be able to find the one I like from the local shops here in my place, maybe I could purchase online.  I'm sure there's a lot that I could choose from.        

Friday, July 25, 2014

My Love For Bags

I used to sell ladies bags from Krizza's Collection line of ladies apparel and bags but I stopped for a while since I am having difficulty with importation taxes.  I just don't understand how they compute the importation fees at customs.  The shipping fee plus the importation taxes are driving me nuts.  After deducting these two huge expenses, I am left with just a little profit.

Anyway, the best thing that I am getting from this small business of mine is that I am able to collect ladies bags as part of my profit.  At least, I don't have to buy bags from my own pocket.  That indeed is a relief. Not only that, I am also able to give few pieces to my daughter.  She's choosing the ones that could be used in school as she is now in college.

That's pretty awesome isn't it? 

If you're looking for more options to shop for bags, you could also visit  They have this wide array of bags, apparel, accessories and footwear that you could choose from.  Shop until $350 and you can avail of free shipping.  

I guess this could be an answer to those who are having shipping problem.  You can log on to the site to know more.

Happy shopping! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Coffee Break At Bread Time

Our coffee break experience at Bread Time was one of the unforgettable bonding moments we had as a family.  Hubby was here for a vacation for almost 3 months and I guess we had our coffee at Bread Time on few occasions.  I am a coffee person and my love for various coffee mixes led me to trying different coffee shops.  I really love it whenever I eat cakes together with my cup of coffee.   

Blueberry cheese cake is a perfect combination with my cup of cappuccino and it's really filling thus I normally take a late dinner after having this at Bread Time.

My son loves to have iced coffee as opposed to me who always prefer to have a hot cup of coffee.

Blueberry Cheese Cake at Ph48 per slice...yummy!

My son having his slice of Mango Cake

Whenever I have my cup of coffee, there's two distinct features which I am very particular with... aroma and flavour.  To appreciate this, the nose should be very close to the beverage so you could inhale it fully and appreciate the full aroma of the coffee.  I am a bit experimental when it comes to flavour and for me, it is always a nice idea to try different flavours offered in the coffee shop.  For a coffee lover like me, that's indeed very exciting!

I am still looking forward to coming back to Bread Time for more coffee experience.  This bread shop offers delicious cakes, pastries and coffee at an affordable price and it's always a pleasant experience to have your coffee while having a happy conversation with your family. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Top Tips to for a Greener Life

When it comes to the environment, it is paramount that we lead by example. Teaching not only our children but friends and other family members the importance of green living will mean our country and earth will still be able to provide us with all its natural goodness in the years to come. Global warming is one of the most relevant issues that affects the world today. We all want to help the environment and with some very small changes, we can not only reduce our living costs but also improve the environment around us. The tips below will ensure you have some extra cash in your pocket, while overall reducing your carbon footprint:

1.       Recycle

This may seem like an obvious tip but recycling should not be limited to just paper and plastic. We can recycle nearly every object in our house, be it an item of clothing or a piece of furniture.  Find a flea market and sell your old goods or donate them to those less fortunate. Find your nearest recycling center here and even if you don’t make a bit of extra change, helping someone in need is far more rewarding.

2.       Give your car a vacation

Try to take a greener route by walking or cycling to your destination. Taking the car may seem like the easier option but you will not only save on fuel but also those gym fees. Improving your health, saving money, and the environment- What’s not to love?

3.       The car diet

Removing unessential items from your car can not only make your vehicle lighter but your wallet that little bit heavier. When your car is carrying unnecessary extra weight it puts tension on the engine which in turn increases fuel consumption.  Items such as an empty roof rack, unused child seats and other equipment should find a new home in your garage. Here are some extra tips to keep those driving costs as low as possible.

4.       Choose the right vehicle

With thousands of new vehicles on the market each year, choosing your perfect green car need not be a daunting task. Look for cars with good fuel efficiency, such as these, or if you’re really looking to change your ways, what about a hybrid or an electric car? There is a lot of choice so start doing your research as soon as possible.

5.       Turn off electrical appliances

Make sure your family turn off electrical appliances when they are finished using them. When the kids are done with the T.V and game console, get them into the habit of turning them off. It’ll save you money in the long run. If it’s a glorious day outside, ban the console altogether and tell them to enjoy the environment you are all working to sustain.

Remember,  it only takes some small steps to make a very big difference!

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