Aug 14

Nipa Hut

I can’t wait for the shop to deliver this at home. My mom ordered similar to this, or smaller than on the photo below a few days ago, and when I learned it, I was so excited. At last, we will have this very relaxing resting place. We’ve been planning for this long time ago, and finally, we will have it so soon.

 

nipa hut2

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Aug 09

Room Design

I so love this bedroom for big kids. I like the design, and it looks so neat. Well, if the kids know how to organize their bedrooms, whatever design it is, it will look good as well. I found this on Facebook, and if only I have a big bedroom, I want to design like this.

 

Awesome Design

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Aug 03

Dispose of and store paint safely.

Be kind to the planet when you dispose of paint. If there’s less than an inch of latex paint left in a can, leave the lid off and let it dry out. Most communities allow small amounts of dried latex paint to be thrown in the regular trash. Alkyd paint always has to be treated as hazardous waste. If there’s more than an inch of paint, cover the can with plastic wrap, then replace the lid. Tap the edges of the lid with a rubber mallet to make sure the lid is on securely. Write the date and the name of the room where the paint was used on the lid, then place the can, upside down, in storage. The paint against the lid keeps air from infiltrating the can. Just make sure the lid’s on tight before you turn it upside down. Don’t let the paint freeze, and don’t store it near a gas furnace or water heater.

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Jul 28

Sanitize a dishwasher.

Clean out dishwasher once a year or so. Turn off the power to the dishwasher, and take out the racks so you can get to the strainer at the bottom of the unit. Remove any screws holding it in place, and pull out the strainer. Use a dishwashing liquid and an old toothbrush to scrub it clean. Next, unscrew the sprayer tower and the spray arm. Use a paper clip or small wire to unclog the holes on both sides of the spray arm. Soak the arm in vinegar first if the deposits are unusually stubborn. Rinse off the tower and spray arm, and reassemble the parts. Restore power, add dishwashing detergent, and run the empty dishwasher through a wash cycle.

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Jul 22

Check the seal on a refrigerator door.

Rubber gaskets around refrigerator and freezer doors seal the cold air inside. If the gasket is worn out, the compressor has to work overtime to keep up, which is expensive and hard on the unit. A couple of times a year, check the seal for cracks or other damage. Hold a dollar bill at the door’s edge, and close the door. Pull the dollar out: You should feel the gasket grip the dollar. If it slips out without resistance, the gasket may need to be replaced. Consult a repair person for the actual replacement.

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Jul 16

Positive Attitude

Find Supportive Friends

Whether intentional or not, what people say can make us feel good or bad about ourselves. Look for people, or maybe just that one person, who will make you feel good when you’re feeling low. This person will give you unasked-for compliments. If you have done something different, if you’re wearing something new, such as high school class rings, they would notice. Collect these compliments and wear them. They are yours, and they will build your esteem.

Ignore Beauty Bashers

There is no shame in wanting to look and feel your best. Magazines, cosmetics manufacturers, and the diet industry are not inherently evil, and not all beautiful models and actresses have eating disorders or drug addicts. Appearance still matters. Furthermore, caring for yourself physically will make you feel good emotionally. Treat yourself with respect, and you are far less likely to let anyone else treat you badly. The smartest ways to beauty are exercise and proper nutrition, which also provide important health benefits.

Listen To Your Inner Voice

Each of us has a voice inside our head that will give us advice. This voice is like a therapist. It will guide us in the right direction. It will calm us down, cheer us up, and even help us figure out why we’re overeating or not bothering to iron our clothes. The problem is that we often don’t take the quiet time we need to hear this important information. Schedule some quiet time in a leisurely bath or walk, or even while putting on your makeup. Treat this intuition as an inner cheering section.

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Jul 12

Mirrors Boost Attitude

If you truly want to change your looks, you need to visualize the specific changes. What will any improvements you make look like? See yourself with clearer skin, streamlined body, shiny, healthier hair, majestic posture. These changes are realistic and attainable. Stay away from goals that you would never reach. If you have never been a size 24 (waistline size), don’t sabotage yourself by trying to get there. Don’t compare yourself with someone you have seen on the cover of a magazine or in a TV or movie screen. Accept your uniqueness and capitalize on it.

The quickest attitude adjustment is through reflection. Women who struggle with esteem issues often tell me that they avoid mirrors like the plague. I supposed the rationale is “don’t get yourself deeper into depression,” but mirrors can become your biggest ally. They can tell you how you’re progressing, in those little ways that may not noticeable to the casual eye. Mirrors are the ultimate objective eye.

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Jul 08

Color Your Home

Just like people, colors have their own personalities which can influence your mood when you see them in your home. Find out which colors are ideal for every areas of your house.

Living room

This room should be cheerful and inviting because this is where you receive visitors and bond with your loved ones. Bring the sunshine in through your choice of color. Yellow, orange and beige are recommended colors.

Kitchen

Warm, earthy colors in the kitchen is ideal, with pops of red as an accent. These hues make it easy for you to feel at ease in the kitchen as you concoct your next culinary masterpiece. Brown, peach and beige are perfect colors for your kitchen.

Dining room

Bright colors stimulate appetite. If surrounded by bright shades, your family and guests will definitely eat your delicious dishes. Red, yellow, orange are recommended colors.

Bedroom

This room is all about rest and relaxation. Channel them with blues and greens for a cool and calm atmosphere. Blue, green, lavender are ideal colors for the bedroom.

Bathroom

White, light blue, light green are recommended colors. The message that the colors of your bathroom should convey is cleanliness and good hygiene – and also serenity if you want that spa ambiance.

Bedroom

This room is all about rest and relaxation. Channel them with blues and greens for a cool and calm atmosphere. Blue, green, lavender are ideal colors for the bedroom.

Of course, you’re still the boss! You can always choose the colors that showcase your personality and match your positive outlook in life.

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Jul 03

Clean Refrigerator Coils

Cleaning the coils every season saves energy and helps the refrigerator last longer. Roll the refrigerator away from the wall, and unplug it. Use a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner to clean dust and lint from the coils on the back of the unit. Next, remove the plastic panel on the front of the refrigerator, at the bottom. Typically, this panel snaps off, but you may need to remove a couple screws to get if off. Use a crevice attachment to clean the coils behind the panel. Clean the floor, plug the refrigerator in, and roll it back into position.

 

refrigerator's coils

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Jun 29

Bathrooms

Most of us start and end our days in the bathroom. This room should always be pleasant, comfortable, and in good repair.

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Fill a crack in a porcelain or enamel sink
Buy sone epoxy adhesive at a hardware store or home center. Be sure to get the kind designated for sink repairs. Dry the surface of the sink with a hair dryer. Mix the two parts of the epoxy, following manufacturer’s instructions. Use a toothpick or stiff wire to spread the epoxy in the crack. Smooth out the epoxy as much as possible. Let the epoxy cure. Drying times vary a little from one manufacturer to another, but usually this takes about 24 hours. Be sure to read and follow package instructions. When the epoxy is ready, touch up the cracked area with appliance paint that matches the sink’s color.

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