November 24, 2013
When I give gifts to relatives, I make sure it is something that they can use. Like the kids wagon that I will be buying for two of my cousins with little kids of their own. I know that since both of them have large backyards where their kids could play, the kids wagons would be useful during playtime or when they will be letting the kids tag along the neighborhood.
I suggest you also think of something useful for this coming holidays. Let’s be practical when it comes to spending our money in this period when our economy is down.
November 4, 2013
Can you blame Edward for selling all his old DVDs, CDs and games in exchange for cash? He heard from a group of friends that they found a site where sale of DVDs, CDs and games for easy cash can be done. It’s very easy! All you need to do is enter all the digits in the barcode found on your DVD, CD or game to instantly know the value of the item you want to sell. Ship the said items to musicMagpie and get cash in return. It’s that simple and easy!
Since Edward is a bit hard on cash right now, it was a lightbulb moment when he heard about that site. He thought he will need to put up an auction or a site where he can sell some of his stuff. But with the site that his friends found, an auction is not needed anymore. It’s the barcode, shipment, and cash. That’s it! No need to go through the eye of the needle to process a sale. The app for the site is even free! That’s how you help other people. You don’t make them go through hoops for them to benefit from something you are offering. I asked Edward about it and he gladly told me what he learned from his friends. I am also thinking of doing a general cleaning of the house. My kids have so many DVDs, CDs and games and all of it are inside a small closet in the den. If I can sell those DVDs, CDs and games, it will free up a big space for their new toys.
This site really got me thinking. Edward, by the way, is a younger cousin of mine. He lives two blocks away and is always dropping by to visit especially on weekends. I will get him to help on the general cleaning I am planning and will ask him to help with the sale of the DVDs, CDs and games as well.
November 4, 2013
The number one enemy of our kids when they are of the age when they feel like running around the house all the time is germs. So here are a few germ-busters for your kids:
- Wash hands properly. Soap and water is still best.
- Wipe down high-touch areas like walls, drawer handles, toy chests and cupboards, light switches, night stands, clock radios, reading glasses, computer keyboards, and desk surfaces. Wipe these with disinfectant wipes to kill germs on contact.
- Limit play dates during cold and flu season. Remember that they can get colds and flu from other kids.
- Make sure toys are clean.
- Change bedsheets weekly. Immediately if something sticky spilled on it.
- Keep pets off the bed. More so if your kid has asthma. Your pet’s hair can trigger an attack.
- Mop the floor.
October 9, 2013
About eight years ago, I decided to start a new life. I was away from home then and was a bit lost, drifting. I made up my mind to move back home, buying the adjacent lot to my parents’ house. Moving is a lot of hassle! I did a lot of relocation for jobs when I was younger but it was easier back then. The big move, as I called it, was more complicated because it was a transfer from one country to another, with so many excess baggages in tow. But when I was settled in my new house and had a brand new job to look forward to, I realized it was all worth it.
September 30, 2013
I am going to furnish our guest room with new items. A whole family, (father, mother and two kids) will be coming to stay with me and my family for one whole month. They opted to stay here for their month-long vacation because they haven’t been back to the country for a decade now. This will not only serve as a vacation but a homecoming for them as well.
I will be ordering new lighting from http://www.lighting55.com/shop-by-brand/fontana-arte today. I already placed orders for two new double beds and new beddings, pillows and lamps. The guests’ comfort is topmost for me that is why I am doing everything to make it so.
I can’t wait to welcome them home!
September 29, 2013
Do you know what I always look for when I am in a furniture store? An office chair! I am in the process of replacing the one I am currently using so I am in search of the best one which will give ease and comfort on my back.
I’ve been experiencing back pain lately. I know it’s due to the fact that I am in front of the computer for hours on end, working harder each day for the little ones. I just want to be comfortable when I am working especially when I am doing reports for the clients I have.
September 21, 2013
My female cousins and I talked about a week in Vegas when we saw each other during an aunt’s 60th birthday party. We did it back when we were all single ladies and we missed those fun times we had when we went there twice in the past. Mia, the youngest among us female cousins, told us that we should stat at the Cosmopolitan Vegas. She said that she heard good things about the hotel so we should try it out. We are all open to suggestions so we agreed.
We set the date on Thanksgiving week. Penny, another cousin, said she will take care of the bookings and other arrangements. Deena will be the one to create our itinerary. She, alongside Carmi, will also check out the places we will go to. And my role as the eldest among the group? I am the assigned treasurer! I will handle our finances and make sure that we stick to the budget that I will also do.
It is still a few weeks from now so we have some time to add to the fund we agreed on. I am excited about this trip because it falls under “Me Time”! I will be leaving behind the family for a week. The parents will take care of them while I am on the trip so I am confident they will be in good hands. The girls and I will see each other again tomorrow for Sunday brunch at the parents’ house. I am sure there will be one topic we will be focusing on… our week in Vegas!
August 27, 2013
I was surprised to receive a call from a family friend asking if the parents, my brother and I can attend a music gig of her daughter. She is now a singer and is being signed up by a big record label company! I was pleasantly surprised to hear about it as I didn’t know her daughter can even carry a tune. It was a hidden talent of hers, according to the family friend, and as soon as they discovered it a few years ago they encouraged her to enroll in music school and hone her talent even more.
And now this! Wow!
She has microphones in their home, one in her bedroom and the other one in their entertainment room. That’s where she practices all the time.
Of course, I said yes. We will definitely support her in our own little way!