Thursday, April 21, 2016

Blinds or Curtains?

My daughter had installed blinds in her own bedroom a couple of months ago and I was impressed on how it transforms her bedroom into a more sophisticated look. She's been urging me to allow her install blinds in her room but I always discouraged her because I was thinking that blinds are more difficult to clean and maintain as compared to curtains.  Another reason why I am a bit skeptical about having blinds for window treatment is because unlike curtains, installation of blinds requires assistance from a professional.

When my son came home for his vacation, my daughter sought his approval for installing blinds in her room.  I was just surprised one day that she already bought some blinds using her own money. Since that time, I was planning to call our favorite handyman/repair man to do some minor jobs in the house, my son and daughter thought of having him fix the blinds at the same time.  I was glad that our handyman was able to install it easily.

After looking at the final outcome, I would admit, I admire it's sophisticated look. My daughter's bedroom looks more decent and elegant.  I was also pleased with it's functionality.  Using the string rod, controlling the lights coming from outside the window is so easy and the best part is that my daughter achieved what she wants, having the much needed privacy without sacrificing the need for natural light in the room.




Now I am thinking if I would do the same for our living room since, I am also looking at privacy issues since I noticed that our living room can be seen from outside especially at night time since the house is elevated from the street.  I am now looking into the issue of cleaning and maintenance and after I am convinced that it could be done in a bliss, maybe I would push through with my plans of installing blinds in the living room.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Clever Ways To Organize



If you are a busy person like me who juggles everyday tasks, chances are you're having a difficult time planning your "to do list".  I would admit, I have tried different ways to make this work..I came up with a daily "To do list" which didn't work well for me as I normally forget about the tasks or I suddenly get occupied`with something else to do.  I don't know but it's really hard to stick to your list, at times.  Blame it to social media and cell phones who will keep on luring you to check with them once in a while. Probably, I would opt to listen to loud music powered by roland synth as I would definitely get away with it in a matter of minutes which is not the case when it comes to peeking in my social media accounts.

I suddenly thought that sticking to your daily or weekly "to do list" would be a lot easier if you put this on display on the area where you normally pass every now and then.  This idea of using clothes pin is cute and simple.  Thanks to Vanessa Beaty for sharing this idea via Pinterest.



This goal list is very flexible, you can change the notes every week.  I guess this is nice to be hung on the kitchen area where Moms like me usually hang around.  I am tempted to make this one for myself.  I am guilty of missing out on a lot of tasks and this is not good for someone who always love to be productive like me.  

I would have to choose now which of one of these two ideas will be great for me! :)


Thursday, March 31, 2016

DIY Craft Project

I had been accumulating a lot of plastic bottles from household use and I am always looking for DIY projects that I could have myself busy with.  Not that I have nothing to do, but I just wanted to convert these empty plastic bottles into good use.  When I visited a garden center a month ago, I chanced by some plastic Coca Cola bottles turned into cute flowers which they used to adorn the green plants.  It looks awesome and I suddenly thought of making some for our mini garden.

Saw this DIY project online as well which added to my inspiration.


This is kinda cute and easy to make, so I immediately came up with my own.  I did not buy anything for this project since I just used up the left over paints at home.

Mine turned out to be equally awesome, although I would prefer more colors if I have extra paints.



I was quite pleased with the outcome and I am thinking of buying small cans of paints of various colors so I could work on more projects with these very useful recycled bottles.

Will keep you posted.



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Garden Upgrade

Since we had done some major improvements to the house late last yer and early this year, the mess created by non stop construction works has affected our little garden in front of the house.  We have decided to remove the old wood canopy which is just decorative with a more elaborate one which is functional.  We've used polycarbonate for the canopy this time.  I wanted that even it's functional, it will also fit and give us a garden atmosphere where a little sunlight could still go through. It is more pricey though but given the benefits, I do not regret shifting to polycarbonate roofing this time for the garden.



We've bought additional plants this time although we already have a variety of plants acquired through the years.  Some of these plants were neglected and withered over time so, we need to buy some more this time although we only require few to accentuate the old fish pond turned into a plant box.


This is the old fish pond where we have a variety of fishes and those rocks in the background serves as the mini water falls.  However, since we let go of our house helper two years ago, maintaining the fish pond is quite difficult for me as I have to do tons of jobs daily.  Aside from that, we previously had a problem with stray cats catching the fishes in the pond not to mention that you need to keep it opened as when the water in the pond is stagnant, a bunch of mosquitoes will likely start to build up. So we all agreed to convert this fish pond to a landscaped garden.



Since the garden is just small, we don't need a professional landscaper to do the job although initially, we did hire a landscaper when we wanted a fish pond with water falls and everything else in the garden.  So this time, since it is just purely restoration and upgrade, and being a gardener myself, me and my son have decided to do this ourselves.  Besides, this is a perfect bonding time for both of us since he was away from home for about 7 months due to his job abroad.


Old garden accessories were just repainted and repositioned to complement the entire set up.  Our garden pebbles which used to be covering the floors were collected and replaced on the landscaped plant boxes.  The excess were kept on sacks for future use.


We've bought few pieces of garden accessories though like these two towers as some were already broken during the construction works. But we've discovered that we have a lot of empty pots scattered everywhere and we've started to collect these one by one, painted and replanted.


Even the concrete garden set was repainted to complement with the overall color motif of the house. Earth color is really "in" now and it really looks decent and elegant. 




This is me doing the final touches.  Well, it doesn't end here as I am still planning to introduce added features soon.  My vertical garden is also on it's way and I will really make it happen by hook or by crook. Lol

Well..that's my restored and upgraded mini garden and my future goal is to be able to work on the other mini garden just outside our dining area.  I am really excited to work on this so a big good luck to me!

Till my next post!


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Exploring Categories of Work Equipment Available to You Online


When you shop in a brick and mortar store for work equipment, you may be uncertain about how and where to find the items that you need. Browsing in a store takes time out of your day that you could otherwise spend at your crew's job site. Rather than lose precious time and jeopardize your company's work deadlines, you may find it easier to shop online for all of the work-related items you need. You can get details at your convenience by browsing the company's website today.

Categories for Work Gear

When you first log onto the website, you will notice a set of links at the top of the page. By clicking on the links you can view the extensive array of inventory available for purchase. For example, the first link on the left side of the page shows all of the categories of the various work equipment for sale. You can quickly and easily find what you are looking for by using this link. You can click on the pictures of gear like rigs, harnesses, clinches, and other equipment to see what your purchases will look like before you finalize your order.

You can also shop by brand of equipment. Many companies align themselves with certain brands over others. If your own business prefers to use one brand instead of others on the market, you can shop for items made by your preferred vendor by using this category. You can see upfront what kind of wares the brand offers on the website and for how much the items are sold. This information simplifies your shopping and saves you time, allowing you to focus on work rather than searching for the gear you need.

Account Setup and Customer Service

As convenient as shopping online can be you still may need help finalizing your order. The website offers several different ways for you to reach out to the company for customer service. You can get your questions answered and concerns addressed before you enter any payment information.

You can also simplify your shopping now and in the future by setting up an account on the website. Having an online account allows you to save important information like your shipping address and payment methods so you do not have to enter this information again on future orders.

You may lack the time to shop for equipment at brick and mortar dealerships. You can save time and get back to work sooner by shopping online.



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Entertainment Center


Now that everything is getting portable, the entertainment center at home is getting smaller as well. Kidding aside, since I began adapting to a minimalist life style, I tried to get rid of what's not so important.  As a matter of fact, I sold most of my home decors like framed cross stitch, wall frames (four seasons) and almost 90% of my ceramic decors which are on display almost all over the house before.  I want our living room to be a bit roomy and less cluttered so I keep only what I believed to be essential.  Goodness gracious, I've recently found out that we have about 6 to 7 DVD players at home, most of which are no longer in use.  We've managed to disposed one and hope we can sell the others too.  In my entertainment center, I just need a set of television, a home theater and a player to play songs or listen to FM radio station...that's it!

My daughter used to dream of having a music corner in her room but I don't think it's applicable now. I seldom see her play the guitar as well.  Not that I'm happy that she's separated from her hobby but I am just enjoying the freedom now of getting away from unnecessary expenses.  I used to buy her a lot of accessories for her guitar like bass string tuning and the likes.  At least now, she could focus on less expensive hobbies.

Somehow, I enjoyed being a minimalist, it's very liberating and allows me to live simply and more comfortably.