Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tips For Trying To Conceive

Starting a family of your own is indeed a challenge.  I remember when I just got married, I have doubts if I will be able to conceive a child.  I'm having issues with my health since I was in the elementary grades.  I was anemic and often experience nose bleeding especially when I'm directly exposed to the sun.  I was not able to join any extra curricular activities in school especially the ones which require strenuous physical activity.  I also have problem with my monthly period.  Sometimes my Mom would bring me to the hospital for injection as I can no longer bear the pain.  I realize that health is really important especially for women if you want to have a healthy family, as well. 

When you are trying to conceive, it is very important that your body is healthy and ready. There are ways to prepare your body in trying to conceive.  If you and your partner are into processed foods and junk foods, try to slowly change your food choice to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, they are packed with so many vitamins and minerals to prepare your body in trying to conceive.  Stay fit by having regular exercise and getting enough sleep.  Do not let you and your partner be too stressed out.  Have fun and enjoy while trying to conceive.  According to www.pregnancytips.org, a woman can also start taking prenatal vitamins when trying to conceive.  This will prepare her body with the vitamins that the baby needs like Folic Acid and calcium.  As for the men, make sure to keep your sperms cool by avoiding hot tubs, saunas and laptops staying on your lap for a very long time - these are known to be the number 1 sperm killers.  In trying to conceive, staying healthy is the number one thing that you have to do.  If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for more than 6 months to no avail, set an appointment with your doctor.

Now a days there are more ways to ensure that you can conceive a child without worrying about your health.  All we have to do is "be aware".  We can surf online, read books and ask friends who just had their babies and learn from their experiences.  It is better to be safe than sorry.





Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hosting Parties At Home

Time flies so fast, 15 days more to go and it's going to be Christmas!  Probably, some of you are already thinking on how to celebrate Christmas at home as we always want to have a unique celebration each year.

First, we have to decide whether the party will be outdoors or indoors.  Personally, I prefer outdoors so the guests could move freely and also to make clean up after the party a lot easier especially if you don't have any house helper.

Second, if you want to make it outdoors, you have to decide whether you want a sit down dinner or cocktail type of party where you will serve lots of drinks and finger foods.  You may also want to try "boodle fight" for a more intimate way of having dinner with your friends or family members.

Third, you may want to add a bit of decor outdoors.  Candle lights or white Christmas lights and some DIY colorful pom poms will surely be an attractive decor.

Fourth, you have to decide on what kind of foods you are going to serve.  If you opt to have a"boodle fight", grilled assortment of foods will be most suitable plus a lot of side dishes. :)

Fifth, you have to decide on what would be good for your dessert.  This should go with the chosen dishes that you've prepared for dinner.

Lastly, think of how your guests would be entertained.  Whether you opt to just have a chatting session with them, watch a DVD movie or enjoy music together, what is important is that you are prepared.  I'm sure we do have all the things necessary to entertain our guests at home, if not, then you can visit website of your choice to shop for your needs before that big event.

Hosting parties at home is not that difficult as you may think.  All it takes is just proper planning and preparation to make your party an affair to remember. :)



Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Many Uses of Lemons

I bought few pieces of lemons from a local supermarket near our place and I used lemon slices to add flavor to my drinking water.  I usually infused my water with lemon and cucumber slices.  It does not only add flavor to the blunt taste of the water but it also brings lots of health benefits.  

Lemons belong to a family of citrus fruits and is characterized by it's yellow peeling.  This is often mixed with drinks to add flavor to it's distinctive taste.  It has medicinal and antibacterial properties that provides cure for a number of illnesses.  lemon is great immune booster and is particularly best to have when you are suffering from colds and flu.  Lemons could also improve the functioning of your liver by supplying energy to the enzymes.  But apart from the many health benefits of lemon, did you know that it has a number of domestic uses, too?

Mixing 1 tbsp of lemon juice in 1 cup of distilled water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1 tbsp of baking soda in a spray bottle will give you an instant fruit and vegetable cleaner.  It will disinfect your fruits and vegetables to help you prepare a healthy raw vegetable and fruit salad.

Lemon peels are also known to drive away pests such as ants, cockroaches, fleas and rodents.  Lemon peelings should be placed on entry ways and windowsills so these pests will stay away from your house.

Lemons could also be added to water and hydrogen peroxide to make a home made bleach that could be used in washing clothes and cleaning your bath rooms.  

Lemons could also be used as fabric whitener by just adding 1 cup of lemon juice to the last rinsing cycle.  This could make your clothes smelling fresh and clean.

  
Lemons are also being used as a primary ingredient in a number of desserts like cakes and pastries. Due to the many uses of lemons, this has always been the number one item in my grocery list.




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Next House Project.

My daughter had their dance practice at home for their school presentation, and I was able to watch them while practicing.  I am deeply entertained with the use of blacklight and it's effect on the overall concept of the dance.  I wonder if it's the american dj blacklight.  I've also noticed that they have a good selection of music and that it perfectly matches their dance execution.  I'm glad that we had an extra space in the house for them to do their practice as I was able to watch the dance first hand.

Hopefully we will be able to have our garage covered next year so we could do more activities in the house either for dance rehearsals or a simple get together.  That might be our upcoming project in the house then.  I wish we could have everything fixed the soonest so we could move on with our next project.



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How Should I Maintain My Curtains?

We all know that dressing up our homes with cute curtains makes a big difference!  Having curtains at home not only beautify the walls and windows but also protects our indoors from accumulating too much dusts and provides the necessary shade, as it blocks the sunlight from coming directly into the house.  We may like the idea of having natural lights inside the house but sometimes, this could be distracting especially when we are sleeping, reading books or working on our computers. But how should we maintain our curtains?

Blinds could be perfect for our homes but personally, I do prefer to have washable curtains that I could change regularly. Our curtains collect dusts over time, thus it is very important to change it on a regular basis.

In between changing, we could do some quick clean up with the aid of a vacuum cleaner.  I love to use the hand held vacuum cleaner with a string that could be hung over my neck as this could make me move freely while collecting the dusts from the curtains.  Doing this could prolong the time before you change your curtain with another one.  This could also help the family members to avoid catching the dusts that could be a health hazard especially if someone in the house is suffering from asthma.

  


It was also my practice to spray water infused with fabric conditioner and lemon to the curtains to freshen them up.  This would somehow disinfect the curtains especially if you use the one with "anti bac" formula.  Besides, this could make your home smelling fresh and clean.  I really love the smell of fabric conditioner especially when the air blows the smell around your house.  It feels cool and refreshing.

Choosing the right kind of curtain fabric according to the season also helps us to feel comfortable inside our homes.  Of course, during summer, we have to choose the ones which are light colored and made of light material and use thicker ones during wet season.

Knowing how to properly maintain our curtains will do the wonder.  It could make our house dust free and away from pollutants that could affect our health and of course, nothing could beat a fresh and beautiful home.  This could make you want to stay at home more. :)








Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kitchen Organizers

I bought several items from Lazada and so far, none of these items put me down.  I think not all items are great in terms of quality but you just have to be very careful when choosing the product you would like to buy.   I guess, it's also important to read reviews done by previous buyers so you would have an idea of how the said product performs.  Reading the product description and specification is also important before you buy any product.

After buying hose for my garden, a wall fan for my dining room and one unit of Microwave oven, I guess, my next target would be a pot and pan organizer.

I saw this model from their site ad I think it's awesome!


I am surprised that this simple design can hold few pieces of pots and pans.  This will be very useful if you like to organize your pots and pans under you kitchen sink cabinet or just on the top of your kitchen counter. What you need is easily accessible and arranged nicely so there will be no eye sore in your kitchen.  Hmm....I think I have to consider getting this. :)



Friday, September 19, 2014

Benefits of Having Plants Inside Your House



Since I love gardening, it goes to show that I also love to arrange plants in cute tiny pots that I could place inside the house.  Normally, I would place some on the living room center table as this is the first thing that visitors would see the moment they enter our home.  I love to change my potted plants inside the house every now and then since I had plenty of plants in my garden and also because it gives me a certain kind of pleasure every time I see those inside my home, not to mention that it helps to purify the air and believes to give the home dwellers physical and mental health.    

Adding interior spaces with green plants does not only beautify your homes, it also interacts with our body, mind and spirit in a way that it improves our quality of life in general.


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