Many perfume experts believe and recommend that we should change our fragrance every few years. We, on the other hand think, it’s just a sales ploy. But no, it really is worth looking into because studies revealed that after a few weeks, that favorite bottle of scent has already lost some of its mojo. The people around us and even ourselves become desensitized to the same scent.
Reality is that a lot of us wear the same scent year in and year out. But as the perfume experts say, we wouldn’t be wearing the same outfit that we wore many years ago the same way. We would normally give it some modern twist.
I think the best gauge is, if it’s been a long time since we got a compliment on the scent we’re wearing, then it’s time to take the leap and switch.
Traveling is fun, and while we want to bring with us all the conveniences that we enjoy in the comforts of our own home, we all know too well that it’s not always possible.
In these day and age when being wired (smart phones, tablets, laptops) is the name of the game, we can go around thinking that we can surf online to our hearts content and do what we’re used to doing when were in the comforts and safety of our own homes.
Such is not the case when traveling. More often than not, our prime accommodation would be in hotels and since being wired is the name of the game, the hospitality industry have already caught up with it, and the use of their wireless networks are part of common service bundled in the packages that they usually offer.
To many unsuspecting guests, hotels are magnets for cyber crime and that is the reason why we as travelers/guests, should always ensure that data security is of prime importance to the hotel and that security measures are in place to protect users. Apart from that, we should err on the side of caution while on the internet by making sure that the necessary security measures that we have control of are in place. This includes, turning on our computer’s firewall, not doing any transactions such as online banking or the like, make sure that we are really connected to the hotel’s in-house wireless network and not some bogus hotspot or better yet, a private network solution can be perused.
With identity theft on the rise, it always pays to be vigilant and be on top of it for our own peace of mind and that includes having the above measures in place even when traveling. Taking matters into our hands is the best route to take rather than wait for a possible messy credit debacle in the future.
It’s about that time of the year. Boy, I’m so glad we are finally seeing the end of the winter. So, what’s in order? Spring cleaning! Here’s some few tips how to tackle the job:
- Do quick fixes. Dusting drapes by using the vacuum attachment does wonders. Or maybe, air fluff curtains in the dryer. The best time too to wash and vacuum rugs and mats.
- Do window wash, streak free. After cleanser is applied, buff glass with a microfiber cloth.
- Get behind the big tasks. This is the perfect time to move the couch, bed, or other heavy furniture one side at a time. Pull them away from the wall and clean behind them.
- Tackle the bathroom. You might have been postponing a major clean up for a while. This one, I don’t worry about personally, as I make sure I will NEVER have to scrub anything in our bathrooms. I clean the bathrooms twice a week, a real quick clean up and nothing builds up.
- Clean all nooks and crannies. The brush attachment of the vacuum comes in handy to attack dust even on heating vents, door frames and windowsills.
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I’m smiling ear to ear earlier today because I finally came across a good source of orchestra instruments. You don’t know how important it is to me, simply because I have been searching high and low for that ‘something’ to finally fulfill a promise.
As they say if you break a promise once, chances are you’ll forever lost your credibility. That’s why I don’t want to be a part of that statistic. I’m so determined to fulfill the promise I made to my nephew who loves his music to bits.
It’s just a matter of making a decision and finally taking the plunge. I have all the time at this point. As long as I have it before his visit here, that should be good.
Isn’t it amazing to see tons of different options of bathroom hooks nowadays? They come in different styles, shapes, sizes, materials, finish and all kinds of variation. In the midst of all these, we should not forget to coordinate the hook with a nearby fixture in the bathroom. You have a lot of choices, so make sure you stick to the “theme.”
When hanging bathroom hooks, shoulder level is always a comfortable height. But, what if the variation in height of the people using that bathroom are extremes? For sure, the taller person has to give in. As good measure, you just have to make sure that your robe won’t drag on the floor.
Bathroom hooks nowadays are not only functional, they have become very decorative. In fact, they are now as decorative as light fixtures. Do you agree?
Do you have any idea what cheap pro tools 9 are? I bet you are as clueless as I am. I had to research about it and I couldn’t stop laughing when I found out what it is all about. I laughed not because it’s funny, but because I didn’t expect to know that it’s totally related to music.
I tell you, kids nowadays who are really into music knows way more than someone like me. My nephew is really driving me nuts. His passion for music is going strong. Nothing is stopping him now. After he finished his degree, he is really enjoying life and he is making sure that his passion for music is nurtured.
I can’t really fault him though. His passion was put to a halt when he was in college, but now that he’s done with it, he’s got all the time and the resources to do what he truly loves.
When we gutted and renovated our place many moons ago, I chose lighting and ceiling fixtures with the aid of a design professional without taking into consideration the ease of replacing the bulbs.
Fast forward, it’s been almost ten years, and needless to say,we’ve had several occasions wherein a busted bulb here and there needs replacement. Having an aesthetically proper light in every room of the house is important to each and every homeowner. It helps create a cozy ambience, and the general mood of the room.
I, however learned the hard way. In one of our rooms, I picked track lighting requiring GU10 bulbs. Yes, track lighting are utilitarian, and exudes a modern twist. The kind of light emitted is vibrant and clear. From a layman’s point of view, there is no reason why I wouldn’t love the kind of light emitted from a GU10 bulb.
However, when it was time for us to replace a busted bulb, it was a real pain to get it in place. With the number of bulbs that we will replace in the future, I’m not sure if I can keep up with it. I predict that when it’s time to replace the next two, maybe it will be wiser for us to buy and install a different fixture altogether.
Lesson learned: pick a light fixture that is not only beautiful and design appropriate to your room. Pay attention to the bulb requirement and before making a purchase, ensure that you will not need a handyman to help you replace a bulb.