Sep 29, 2012

New Shower Head For The Master Bath

My husband is living in this house for ten years.  Our daughter and I?  Two years.  So it's undeniable that we see some wears inside the house particularly in the laundry area and in the bathrooms.  My husband already repainted two of the four rooms and has two more to go plus the living and dining rooms.  It's gonna be a huge job but he will be accomplishing all of them when we get back from the Holiday vacation next year.

Meanwhile, the shower head in our master bathroom is not functioning very well anymore and needs to be replaced. The water pressure is not desirable to me.  I have been telling my husband about it for some time now and he just started shopping for shower heads few weeks ago.  I want the shower head shown below.  It looks simple but I think it will look nice in our shower room.  It is chrome-finished and looks like easy to clean.  We'll see.  My husband checks Waterworks stores for more selection.  Hopefully we can buy one soon before we leave for vacation.

Sep 22, 2012

Weekend Snapshot: Pork And Vegetable Stew

I made this special vegetable stew for my darling daughter for dinner.  This is just a simple home-made vegetable stew because there is no fancy ingredients included.  What I mean of fancy ingredients are like ready mixed spices or something like that.  The main ingredient on this stew is pork and chayote squash.  Chicken breast meat can also substitute pork.

Pork and Chayote Stew


3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot, chopped
2 pcs. Chayote squash, peeled and cut into bite pieces
1 lbs. pork stew meat
1 small can of baby kernel corn (my daughter likes it very much)

*Saute garlic and shallot until fragrant.  Add pork stew meat and fry until a little tender.
*Add vegetables and saute for a bout 3 minutes.
*Add water and let boil.  Then add salt to taste.  Let boil until meat is tender.
*Serve on top of newly cooked rice.

As simple as that and you have a healthy meal for your family. 

Sep 20, 2012

When Money Is Short

It is undeniable that we need of money nowadays to accommodate our daily needs.  More and more people are getting into lending money to help them solve financial problems.  But is borrowing money the solution? 

Financial loans has become the alternative way to get extra money to pay for important matters like tuition fees.  My parents did that when I was in college.  Because we couldn't afford to pay my school fees in full, my parents applied for a loan.  

Here in Texas, you can be granted with loans easily if you really need it.  There are title loan companies where financial needs can be accommodated. 

We All Need Lots Of Rest

My daughter, husband, and I weren't feeling this past week.  We caught a cold.  Actually, my daughter got it first.  I was guessing from the Storytime the other Friday or, from the grocery store last Monday.  Anyway, the cold virus ran around the house and got us. 

To help us feel better immediately, cleaning the house is important.  Sanitizing the kitchen and bathroom is what I keep doing.  We had cold medicine and vapor rubs ready all the time.  A friend suggested that I boil water so the steam or vapor will serve as dehumidifier in my house.  So I did that too.  Drinking lots of liquid like water, juice, and vegetable juice, and eating good help with the quick remedy.

Gladly, my daughter and I are feeling better now.  Though our noses still run slightly.  Other than that, we're fine.  My husband is still taking a cough medicine.  He needs lots of rest.  Well, we all do.

Sep 19, 2012

The Big Layaway Giveaway

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I have been eying on a set of cookware for some time now.  My husband told me it can wait.  Yes of course.  Because I cannot get the cookware right away, what I can do is to avail a layaway.  And if I get lucky, I can have the cookware free layaway.  Where?  Well, at KMart.  It's the store known for offering layaways to customers.

If you are planning your Christmas shopping for holiday gifts in the next coming weeks, might as well consider the big items in layaway.  That's what other shoppers do.  I think it is lighter in the pocket too.  Better shopping will be experienced if you have a fixed shopping list of items you want.  I always put good customer service in the ranking.  I don't remember if Walmart had a layaway giveaway.  This year KMart is having a weekly sweepstakes called Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway.  Meaning there is one layaway giveaway per store per week every week from 9/9/12 through 11/17/12.  This program will inspire customers to put their items on layaways if they cannot buy them upfront.  And who knows, you are one of the customers who will win a free layaway and great prizes too.

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Speaking of items for layaway, I found these and I want them for Christmas.  New cookware for my kitchen and a dehumidifier for my home.

These are items in my wishlist.  And hopefully, I will win KMart's Big Layaway Giveaway.  It would be sweet!

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Sep 9, 2012

Strong Support System For Recovery

It is not too late for a person to change his bad habits to good.  There is always a second chance for people who made mistakes and went the wrong path.  The home is the place where the support system is.  Family and real friends are always there to provide encouragement for change.

I believe that a person can revive himself from an addiction to something like alcohol.  With the help of therapeutic professionals, it can be treated.  What's important on dealing with this type of situation is to find a health care institution that has an astounding recovery program for patients like Morningside Recovery provides.  Located in the beautiful Newport Beach in California, the recovery center has the capacity to give patients the hopes of recovering themselves from excessive drinking.  Patients have to occupy their minds with activities that will let them become a part of the world again so the urge to drink alcohol will go away.  They should help themselves recover too.

Being addicted to drinking alcohol will not only ruin your body, health wise.  It will also destroy your personal life leading to damaging your relationship with family and friends.  If there is someone you know who needs help with any bad addiction, suggesting to go to a recovery center will be helpful.

Sep 8, 2012

Weekend Snapshot: Fried Chicken Legs For Dinner

It's been a while since we had a home-cooked fried chicken.  Well, here they are!  Fried chicken legs-my favorite part besides the wings.  I love my deep fryer a lot.  Though it's kinda old, it's still working very well.  Some of our kitchen electrics are old but still can do their job.  But there are a few that needs replacement though.

This is simple fried chicken legs recipe.  First, I boiled them with garlic, ground black pepper, a teaspoon of salt, a tablespoon of vinegar/lemon juice until the meat turned white.  Then I deep-fry them within 5 minutes each batch.  Hhmm...with ketchup?  Yummy!  Hubby likes my friend chicken legs. 

Sep 6, 2012

Borderline Personality Disorder Or BPD Needs Full Time Treatment

I always believe in the saying "Health is wealth.".  Because of this, I try my best not to get sick.  But in there are circumstances that minor sickness like allergies, common cough and colds are cannot be avoided especially if we are exposed to the elements that cause these.  They terribly affect our daily lives like how they affect our bodies.  These are common.  And can be cured easily when given an immediate attention.

But there are types of illnesses that need full attention to treat.  In addition to infection, heart ailment, and skin disorders, mental or psychological illness requires long period of time to treat.  Example of a psychological disorder is Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD.  BPD is a serious mental illness.  People with this type of disorder have difficulty controlling their emotions.  They are hard to deal with.  So they need full time of treatment.  BPD treatment facilities have developed effective treatment or care plan for patients with this type of mental disorder. One of the best way to help treat BPD is implementing  multidisciplinary care for patients where they will be able to realized their self-worth.

It is very difficult for family members to adjust to someone who has a BPD in the family. It is better to consult a doctor what is the best recovery facility for your patient.  Encouragement and support help a lot too.

Sep 4, 2012

Affordable Home Goods

New decorative pillows
I went shopping for home decor few days ago at Kohl's.  The store has been my favorite shopping place lately because of low-priced items on baby clothes and shoes.  In addition, I find their home goods very affordable too. 

When I was looking around I saw these two throw pillows.  I thought they are great for the incoming season-Fall.  Unfortunately, there were only two of them left on the shelf.  I like the colors and the material is soft.  They won't scratch my baby's skin because she likes rubbing her face on pillows.  I just need to learn home decoration and get ideas from my friends here or even from online home decor websites.  I want my home to look simple but attractive.

Sep 1, 2012

Beauty Conscious

It is awkward to admit but honestly signs of aging are showing on my face.  Fine lines under my eyes and cheeks are embarrassing to see.  There is nothing I can do to stop it from coming but surely there is a way to reduce their appearance.  As the woman of the house being a full time mother and housewife, maintaining a skin care routine in the evening is taking my time.  So relying on a facial care technology is an alternative.

Women who are conscious about how they look should always keep their appeal by using an effective skin care.  In my opinion, proper skin care is the key to minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  One of the popular way of dealing with aging skin is the use of anti-aging light therapy/treatment.  It is also called Red Light technology where dermatologists and skin care professionals refer specific red light wavelengths help boost the body in producing collagen and elastin that brings the youthful look to our skin.

As the years pass by, our skin becomes more sensitive that it gets wrinkly.  The best thing we women can do is to avoid the elements that make our skin dull. Eating healthy and plenty of rest also lead to a healthy skin.