Testing for Mold in Your Home

Mold is a serious issue and can cause health issues for you and your family. It can also aggravate existing health problem people may have. Those with breathing problems and allergies can suffer more than they normally would. If you suspect that you have mold in your home, there are a few ways to test for this.

What needs to be tested
If you have reason to suspect there is a mold problem in your home, there are several tests that can be done. Which test is best will depend upon what is leading you to believe there may be a mold problem.

Testing the surface
If you have a substance that you can see and you believe that this may be mold, then a surface test can be done. All that is necessary is a sample of the substance found on the surface, and it can be tested to determine if it is mold as well as what type of mold it is. Read the rest of this entry »

Decorating With Style

When you host a party or a dinner, many guests will be interested in touring your home. Having a home that is stylishly decorated can give guests a wonderful impression of you. Decorations that enhance the atmosphere of your living area can leave guests with a warm impression of your home. There are plenty of ways to choose decorations that will work well with a variety of styles.

Deciding on Colors
Many people opt for neutral tones when painting their walls and picking out their furniture. Neutral colors can be an ideal choice because they work well with almost every color. If you like to routinely change your decorations, then choosing neutral tones for furniture and paint can be best. This will allow you to change flowers, centerpieces, and other decorations as often as you want.
Choosing framed pictures and decorations that are brightly colored can make guest areas seem larger and more inviting. The rooms will appear spacious and open, which means you can often invite several guests without an area feeling too small. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Have a Captivating Smile

One of the most captivating parts of a person that can easily bring others at ease around them is their smile. People who naturally share their big, beautiful smile are usually more inviting, open and pleasant to be around. Most people don’t prefer to be around someone who frowns or shows no emotion. However, when a person is dealing with a crooked smile or is an adult with a mouthful of braces, they may feel a little embarrassed to smile. Granted, these aren’t good enough reasons not to smile. Yet, they are understandable. Because of this, it is a great idea to consider installing Invisalign, the clear braces alternative for adults.

1. Better Oral Health
When someone suffers from teeth out of alignment and crooked gums, it’s not uncommon for gravity to weigh down on the teeth and cause pressure to push the teeth further out of alignment. Additionally, when the teeth are crooked, they’re often harder to clean. When teeth and gums aren’t properly cleaned on a consistent basis, this leads to gum disease, periodontal disease, swollen gums, redness, and irritation. Unlike regular braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. Since they’re removable, it’s much easier to maintain teeth flossing and cleaning on a consistent basis. Read the rest of this entry »

Gardening with Daddy

As a child, I never really had the chance to get acquainted with any chores at home because most of our vacant time is spent in our small food business. That is why I regret not knowing how to grow a plant or having a garden at home. Even until now I find hard to even grow a simple plant.

 

I think Bella is growing to be my total opposite. As early as one year old, she has shown fondness in all the chores she sees at home. I think this is due to the influence of my parents who serve as Bella’s role models.

 

Aside from sweeping the floor or assisting Mommy in the laundry, Bella also loves to do gardening with Daddy. She usually assists Daddy in his small vegetable garden at home. Although she would be sweating all over, Bella seems to be very happy and proud whenever she could contribute in any chores at home.

I am just so proud of my little girl. She’s growing to be very smart and responsible. Thanks be to God!

Originally published in Sep 20, 2013 @ 21:09.
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Conversion 101: How To Enhance Your Business’s Bottom Line

Conversion is typically one of the primary objectives that business owners develop for their companies. However, many corporate leaders find that their bottom line is not always as substantive as they’d like it to be. If this is the case for your company, it’s time to access money-making strategies that will help you keep your business in the black. Here are three conversion optimization techniques that can help you do so:

1. Invest In Property Renovations.

One great way to optimize your company’s conversion rates is by investing in property renovations. When your property looks absolutely amazing, you can attract more attention from prospective customers. Property renovations can also improve the safety of your physical work space, thereby reducing the likelihood of employee injury and illness. Learn more about your commercial property renovations by doing a bit of internet research. You can get your free quote today at www. web. com.
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Why Holiday in the UK?

For many families squeezed by the recession, the annual holiday abroad has become a thing of the past. However, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a fantastic family holiday right here in the UK.

There are many benefits to UK breaks, whether you choose a traditional seaside holiday at a Butlins resort or a camping trip in the countryside, including:

Cost

One of the biggest plus points to choosing a staycation is the cost. A whole family can enjoy a week at Butlins for under £500, if they can be flexible with dates, whereas the price per person for a week in the sun can easily top that, sending the bill skyrocketing into the thousands.

Don’t give up on the idea of a family holiday if it’s the budget that’s holding you back. A little bit of shopping around is sure to see you finding something that won’t break the bank. Sign up to receive email newsletters for the holiday spots that you’re interested in, to get news of special offers that are coming up in good time to book. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buying a Fixer-Upper

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions a person can make. Because there are so many different types of properties available, you’ll want to understand how much work you want to put into a home before you start looking for properties to buy. Some buyers prefer to buy a bargain home that may need a variety of repairs and renovations. While the repairs may add up, a smart home buyer can get a great deal on both the home and each renovation project.

Find Something You Love
When looking at fixer-uppers it is important to be able to see past what is wrong with the property to see the potential of the property. You’ll want to be able to determine what kind of renovation projects would be necessary to have the home the way you want it. These can be as big as removing walls in certain areas to something as small as replacing fixtures in the bathroom. Read the rest of this entry »

The Positive Benefits of Competitive Horse Riding

According to the American Horse Council, approximately 480,000 people across the United States are involved in some form of competitive horse riding. For the average individual who owns a horse and who has been riding around on the horse for three or four years, deciding to compete in a horse show can be a very exciting and nerve-racking experience. There are a lot of benefits that younger riders get from engaging in horse competitions.

First, it gets a rider out of their comfort zone. Horse riders, just like everyone else, can find themselves in a rut. They come across the same people, they go through the same routine, and they ride the horse around in the same area every single day. At some point, the challenge that they first experienced when they hopped on a horse for the first time is gone. Now it’s just routine. Having a stagnant routine of riding your horse can become detrimental. This is because a rider can have certain challenges when they are on their horse, and so instead of addressing the difficulties they have, they create a routine that makes it so they don’t have to confront those challenges. They don’t ever get any better. The challenges they had when they got on the horse for the very first time are the same challenges they have years later. Read the rest of this entry »

The Boss in the House

Bella will be turning three years old this coming November and I just can’t help but get a little sentimental remembering her first few days as a baby. Because of her, our life has become even more meaningful and filled with many first experiences.

At her age, Bella can now identify the letters of the alphabet although she is a little bit confused with “E” and “F”. She is also comfortable using the potty trainer and of course, she acts as if she knows everything around the house especially when helping out with the chores. She’s actually demanding and we often referred to her as our “boss”.

When asked about what she wants to receive on her birthday, she would answer an “ABC” referring to the wooden alphabet she saw in one of the videos in YouTube, and an orange bike. When Tatay heard her, he jokingly said, he would buy a knee scooter for her instead because she already have a bike but she answered she want an orange one because her old bike is not orange but yellow.

Now, tell me who’s the boss in the house? Hehehe

Originally published last Sep 4, 2013 @ 04:39.

Santa Visits Dogs, Too

Your furry friend deserves to be treated like family, especially at the holidays. Whether you give him a bone or a stocking full of treats, it’s the thought that counts as you include your dog in the Christmas festivities.

There are a few different ideas for making dog Christmas gift baskets that can be customized to suit your dog’s personality and likes. Instead of using a basket as the base of the gift, consider using a bed so that your dog will have somewhere new to sleep in the home. You can wrap the contents with plastic or a paper so that your friend can tear into them with the assistance of the family. There are items that you can get that are pink or blue depending on the gender of the dog. You can also get neutral colors if the gift is for someone else. Read the rest of this entry »

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