Ironing Board: Something New with A Freebie!

We were entering the grocery store one day two weeks ago when we saw SM Hypermarket’s area where they display their products currently on sale and so as the ones with promo like buy this get this – something like that! LOL! Our ironing board took a bow right before its 10th year anniversary…yes! it literally took a bow! Imagine me using an ironing board with an uneven board – slanted board to be exact! Funny, right? Another fact is that the flat iron we have (even if we keep cleaning it) sticks to our clothes already. We have to clean and wipe (sometimes scrape) the bottom part so the stain will not transfer to our clothes. Added chore, tsk! =P

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I went back to SM Hypermarket a week after and grabbed the deal! We purchased the ironing board and we got the Matrix flat iron for free. Not bad, right? I now somehow enjoy ironing our clothes without the iron sticking to the clothes and without the back pain after. haha! Goodbye bowing ironing board! We will have to think of something we can put you in good use. And, thank you for the 10 years! LOL!

Lalaloopsy Craze

Lalaloopsy has swept away girls’ and even Moms’ feet! OA? Just kidding! But honestly, this cute, trendy and colorful doll caught the eye of many. Moms and kids alike! Besides its pleasing appearance, you can really play with it, or if you have the soft doll type, just bring it along to complete your fashion statement! (referring to kids’ fashion statement Moms! )

 

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Books were my gift to K last Christmas and she’s finished reading them all. My gift to Roey came a little late for December but it did not matter to her at all. When she saw this Lalaloopsy Soft Doll I purchased online from Shopping Galore , she fell in love with it! Her doll is Spot Splatter Splash which according to lalaloopsyland.wikia.com is one of the original Lalaloopsy dolls released last 2010.  She is indeed adorable with her Yellow-Orange hair and Pink-Peach cheeks. Little Miss Roey immediately asked me to open the gift and hugged her new doll. She did not forget to say “Thank you, Mommy!”, and as always, she kissed me with her “I love you too!” (even if I did not say I love you to her).

Today’s kids are really lucky. I remember to have had just one Barbie doll when I was already 12 years old. Ha ha! Though I received several dolls as I was growing up, during our time, Barbie is the most sought-after or wished-for kind of doll.

Shopping Galore is an online shop owned by Sarah, Liv and Christine. this is where you can place pre-order of items from the U.S. and have them shipped right your doorsteps as soon as the items arrive from the U.S. Check out their site and browse through the many products they offer. And, by the way, they offer some promos too!

My Tabletop Electric Oven

My tabletop electric oven was a gift. I have been eyeing a beautiful oven from the appliance center for a long time but saving to get it will take a lot longer. So, with a friend”s suggestion, and since I am not really planning on using it for business purposes (using it now just for my kids), I told Ronald (yes, he”s the financier for this oven) that I would go for this one.

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I have been Pinterest inspired! As soon as I have read the manual for this tabletop oven, I started baking! I have had my share of baking failures but have a atoledo.com lot of successful ones too.

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Most of my baked goodies were Chocolate and Banana flavored and Carrot too. I make them during weekends so it will be ready as school snack for my elder daughter, K. I would always let her bring more than she could eat so she can share some to her friends too. Or sometimes, I remind her to eat (if there are leftovers) as afternoon snack while she is travelling home bound.

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Last Christmas season, I got the chance to frequently use my tabletop oven – served its purpose very well for some goodies which we made and gave as gifts. I am sure that this oven will last for quite long, besides it being durable (a testimonial of my baker friend, Iris of Project Happiness ), I have been extra careful using it. =) 

Valentine Gift Idea For Him: Tool Box

Valentine Gift Idea For Him: Tool Box


Are you looking for something different and extra ordinary to give to your hubby, boyfriend, Dad or a male friend this Valentine? Ditch the idea of giving wallets, shirts or shorts since I am sure you have already given them that or those before. =P Try something useful and would give them the manly feel. Why not a tool box instead?

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Tool boxes will help your man organize (screws, jack, pliers, electrical tapes, screwdrivers) just about everything they would casino online use most of the time. Though these type of toolboxes are easy to find, make sure you get the ones that are durable enough to hold his stuff. Quality is still a priority in this kind of gift item, of course!

Another suggestion – wrap it with something pretty (should I say handsome since it is for a man? LOL) or sexy perhaps. Whoever the receiver is, he will sure not guess what”s inside. Make it a little extra special with a DIY gift wrap, in Valentine theme. With all these, your Dad or your man will sure give you a tight hug and a big huge smile.

Good luck and Happy Valentine!

Rangemaster Cookers Continue To Improve in 2013

 

Getting a great review on appliances means someone had to work hard enough to earn the trust of consumers on a regular basis within a considerably respectable amount of time. Great reviews deserving of higher accolades come from long-standing quality, upscale performance features and reputable customer attention-to-detail factors. Where do you look for such an appliance company? You find it with Rangemaster.

Rangemaster appliance products have been earning culinary respect for decades. As a top appliance choice for Britain’s finest home cooks and chefs, Rangemaster ovens have proven over and over again who is top dog in the high-end oven appliance market. The praise doesn’t just begin and end in Britain, however. Rangemaster is a highly-respected, international, master cooking delight. Let’s take a look at one of Rangemaster’s oven styles to see why.

rangemasterThe Rangemaster 90, one of Rangemaster’s best-selling ovens holds its own with lots of inviting features. In fact, diversity is the Rangemaster 90’s middle name. This little beauty brings a lot to the culinary table beginning with fuel-type options. Electric, gas and dual fuel options means greater cooking capacities for homes of all kinds. Gas and dual fuel options also offer a wonderful way to keep burners free from dirt while providing extra work surfacing with an inclusive safety glass lid. This well thought out detail is yet another example of how Rangemaster incorporates simplicity and convenience into the daily routines of every chef. Simply choose your favorite fuel option; or, design around existing fuel set-ups in the home or business location to suit personal tastes.

Moving from fuel types is the undeniably exciting moment of moving towards Rangemaster 90 styles and colors. From the gorgeous, smaller versions donning traditional oven windows or no windows at all to the visual warmth offered with all kinds of delicious color options, Rangemaster 90 performs. Larger professional ovens exuding a contemporary and industrial flair with multi-functional cooking spaces, burners and design elements promises Rangemaster 90 does not disappoint.

Finding the right oven means doing your homework. In Rangemaster’s case the homework has already been done for you. Rangemaster and Rangemaster 90 ovens make it extremely easy to by-pass any lengthy oven researching drudgeries. Exploring Rangemaster ovens mean having fun in choosing the right oven for you and your family. It is OK to be choosy. Let Rangemaster make up your mind with cooking confidence for years to come.

 

Her Last Sewing Machine

This sewing machine was my Mama’s last. I bought her this in replacement of an older Bother sewing machine.  It was not her birthday nor there was a special occasion. I just felt that it is necessary for me to buy her a new one so she’ll stop doing the laundry and sew instead. At least, she will be able to make something new to wear or repair and re-purpose some old ones. She made an apron and some underwear shorts for my elder daughter. She made several blouses and summer dresses too.

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My Mama was a dressmaker, businesswoman and a beautician during her younger and stronger days… I mean, when she was still alive. She was able to send me to school with all her abilities and “diskarte” in life. Being friendly and approachable is a big plus too. She always have that smile which will signal anyone that she’s a good and trustworthy person.

When I brought home this Brother sewing machine, I somehow saw an awkwardness in her smile and appreciation. It did not cross my mind that she’ll not make use of this one that much compared to her old tabletop machine and Singer sewing machine. This has become her last sewing machine. She passed away about  5 months after I bought her this. =(

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Since she’s gone, who else will use this sewing machine but me! I made several pillowcases, and the Purple Skirt my daughter wore for a school contest.

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I was so excited to start a new project early January I even went to Divisoria and bought few yards of cotton textile. I also found where to buy that cotton they use for vacuumed pillows and bought a kilo too. It’s just that when I opened the sewing machine and was eager to start, it would not work anymore. Rust stain is just everywhere, it is in every important part of the sewing machine. A sudden feeling of sadness hit me and then came memories of Mama which made me really sad. I should have taken care of her sewing machine in a better way. Someone advised me to use oil or wd40. I actually haven’t tried it, I kept the sewing machine again. When I no longer feel Blue, and when the crafty fairies come visit me again for ideas and inspiration, I’ll sure get back to it.

 

Every Woman Wants a Luminous Skin

We all have our own levels of vanity, a fact we can not deny. I am honestly not an exception to that. As we age and face everyday’s challenges, wrinkles, dark spots and other skin flaws shows up. As we stand in front of the mirror – we get to hate seeing the flaws. That is when some of us can hear themselves wanting a flawless glowing skin. Asking ourselves which product can really give us what we have been wanting.

Having a luminous skin is something we have thought to be unattainable but the good news is – Luminaze has been introduced!  Now, with this beauty product, you can achieve that glow you have ever wanted. Luminaze has all natural ingredients. We need not worry about dark spots and all the flaws we see in our face anymore. It has been guaranteed and clinically proven that Luminaze actually works better and faster compared to other products or prescribed ingredients there is. Since it is naturally made, this product is safe and gentle to use everyday, even twice a day to be exact. Another fact is that you can still apply your daily moisturizers or SPF creams even after using Luminaze.

We may have tried a lot of beauty products before with all the promises they have, some failed and some did not really last.  But,  if you are eagerly wanting to get that glowing skin, here is the right product for you. An all natural product that will not cause any harsh side effects. Luminaze is definitely a breakthrough.

Quit Smoking with E-Cigarette

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If you have a companion or a housemate that smokes and you also have kids – there is no doubt that different types of lung infections may arise. That’s my dilemma as of now. A worried Mom of 2 kids here. One with Primary Complex and the other with viral Pneumonia. Even if they have their daily dose of vitamins, severe exposure to second hand smoke can still harm them. It is really dangerous to keep smoking and at the same time share that second hand smoke to your family.

I found information about e-cigarettes and I became very curious about as I remember to have seen one from my Brother-in-law. It was his gift to his older brother. I am not just sure how it tasted differently; his brother did not want to use it. That e-cigarette he gave is somehow similar to the one I have seen online – E cigarettes in the UK from ecigarettedirect is what I am referring to. There were several benefits of using an e-cigarette enumerated in different flyers and websites compared of the ordinary one . Some of them are very much obvious already. Self-discipline is Ungeschriebenes Gesetz beim roulette online ist, dass bei Gewinn auf einer Zahl, also wenn Sie 35 Stucke hinzugewonnen haben, “ein Stuck fur die Angestellten” gegeben wird. important and so as awareness. It is just sad that sometimes, people are already aware but still are selfishly pretending they do not care at all.

Smoking is not just dangerous to our health but also indirectly teach the kids to also smoke when they grow up – more of an inherited characteristic. It has been said that “Your kids become who you are!” and in the future, I do not want to see my daughters smoking. It is best to always set a good example to our kids and smoking is no good, health wise and personality wise. Their present health condition will definitely worsen if they decide to smoke someday. That, I can no longer take. The kids’ welfare is always FIRST.

It has been mentioned that those who are planning to quit smoking and are having a hard time to can use e-cigarette temporarily. It does not have smoke, and it will surely help someone completely quit smoking. I would like to promote the e-cigarette at home so we will all benefit from it.

How to Pick the Right Thank You Presents

If someone has done a selfless deed for you, is leaving work after many years of loyal service or has given you plenty of love and friendship for a very long time, then it’s only right that you’ll want to give them your thanks. One way to say thank you to whoever has helped you in whatever way is to buy them a present as a token of your appreciation. You could buy gifts for her such as flowers or chocolates, or perhaps something a little different. However, what should you consider when buying a thank you present?

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One thing to bear in mind when buying a thank you gift is its size. While you don’t want to disappoint them by buying them something that’s a little low-key, at the same time, going over the top with your choice of gift could overwhelm them, questioning the size and expense of the gift you’ve given them. Getting a thank you present just right can be hard, but there are some presents which are better than others.

Ideally, the right thank you present should be something medium-sized. It should be good to look at, long lasting and have some sort of purpose. To say thank you, you could perhaps buy them something they like. If you know what their interests and tastes are, then finding a gift will be a little bit easier. However, if you don’t know the person too well, there are a few things that work really well as gifts. Flowers, expensive spirits and wines and chocolates tend to be the best thank-you gifts, as they’re neither cheap nor expensive. Buying something like that will be your best bet when buying a thank you present.

Selecta Ice Cream Flavors: Beat The Heat This Summer

We now have more than a dozen ice cream tubs since the start of the summer. This is my kids’ first choice on how to beat the heat this summer. Well, summer is almost over but it is not too late to share how delicious these ice cream flavors are from Selecta.

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These two new ice cream flavors are included in Selecta Hershey’s collection and my choices. I have loved Rocky Road and Double Dutch ever since the first time I tasted the said flavors but just like any one, I too would like to go out of what I consider as “ice cream comfort zone” haha! I eagerly bought the Selecta Hershey’s Collection: Reese’s Peanut butter Cups and I tell you, it didn’t last 24 hour period. I so loved how it tasted. I get to feel refreshed having ice cream for dessert and at the same time enjoyed the sweet delectable peanut butter cups. Right there and then, I decided to grab another flavor from the Hershey’s Collection and had Hershey’s Kisses. My elder daughter enjoyed it more than I did maybe because I was expecting it to be as good as the Reese’s flavor. I somehow forgot that even if they’re both from Hershey’s, these two are totally different flavors. Just like the first tub from the collection, Hershey’s Kisses didn’t last for more than 3 days inside the freezer.

The next time we were at the supermarket, they didn’t have the Hershey’s collection so I opted to get the family’s all time favorite flavor instead: Selecta Very Rocky Road. Our summer was really something else, this year was amazingly hot but thanks to these cold desserts available in the market, we were somehow able to beat the heat!

We now have more than a dozen ice cream tubs since the start of the summer. This is my kids’ first choice on how to beat the heat this summer. Well, summer is almost over but it is not too late to share how delicious these ice cream flavors are from Selecta.

These two new ice cream flavors are included in Selecta Hershey’s collection and my choices. I have loved Rocky Road and Double Dutch ever since the first time I tasted the said flavors but just like any one, I too would like to go out of what I consider as “ice cream comfort zone” haha! I eagerly bought the Selecta Hershey’s Collection: Reese’s Peanut butter Cups and I tell you, it didn’t last 24 hour period. I so loved how it tasted. I get to feel refreshed having ice cream for dessert and at the same time enjoyed the sweet delectable peanut butter cups. Right there and then, I decided to grab another flavor from the Hershey’s Collection and had Hershey’s Kisses. My elder daughter enjoyed it more than I did maybe because I was expecting it to be as good as the Reese’s flavor. I somehow forgot that even if they’re both from Hershey’s, these two are totally different flavors. Just like the first tub from the collection, Hershey’s Kisses didn’t last for more than 3 days inside the freezer.

The next time we were at the supermarket, they didn’t have the Hershey’s collection so I opted to get the family’s all time favorite flavor instead: Selecta Very Rocky Road. Our summer was really something else, this year was amazingly hot but thanks to these cold desserts available in the market, we were somehow able to beat the heat!
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