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Friday, June 3, 2016

Items I Bought on Garage Sale

Our neighbor's son is moving to Colorado so he had a two-day garage sale.  which I could not help but to  investigate lol.   I found four things that I could not pass so I bought it, I only spent $14 for all of these.  I got coat rack,  office desk chair, a guitar, and  two  garden statues that I will be painting  later.  
This chair is still in a great condition  so I didn't hesitate to pay $7 for it.
 He gave me these for free.  His Dad said he wanted $5 for it but the son just gave it to us since we always take care of their dogs during the summer time.  
 This  coat rack isn't so bad for $2.  It needs TLC but it is an easy fix.  I am thinking of  sanding it and paint but I am not sure what to do with it yet.  What do you think?
 My son  has been wanting a guitar but I  can't afford to buy him a good one yet so this would be a nice starter for him.  It needs new strings but  the rest is in great condition.  I only paid $5 for this guitar which is great!
Since they were  just beside us, me and my daughter put out some  baby stuff and  tried to have a garage sale but it was too cold that day and we did not last lol.  She sold  few items for $10 though which isn't bad.  We are planning to  do a garage sale before we move out but it would be  when the weather is warm so we  won't freeze outside. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Why It Is so Hard to Find a Good Doughnut

A good doughnut is hard to find. In the majority of cities around the country, there are bakeries. And just about every one of these bakeries sells doughnuts. Unfortunately, not all of them sell a good doughnut. In part this is because what makes a doughnut good varies from person to person. For some people, a good doughnut is one that has a nice crisp exterior, along with a doughy interior. Others like a good doughnut because it is firm and has a chewy texture.

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Then, of course, what makes a doughnut good is going to vary depending on the type of doughnut a person is talking about. One would not expect a glazed doughnut to have the same characteristics as a Bismarck. Both of them are going to have features that could make them good. For example, if a person is eating a glazed doughnut, when they bite into it, they want to glaze to be crisp. A good glazed doughnut will have glaze that is thick enough that it will start to fracture as a person bites into it. However, the glaze will not to be so thick that it makes it difficult to bite. A good glazed doughnut will use the glaze as a way to accent the flavor of the doughnut underneath. However, the sugar and other ingredients used in the glaze should not be so overwhelming that they distract from the actual taste of the doughnut itself.

However, when a person is eating a Bismarck that is filled with raspberry, lemon, or Bavarian cream, there are other factors that determine whether or not the doughnut is good. Obviously, the biggest factor is the filling. The filling should have a strong enough flavor that it contrasts with the dough around it. However, the flavor of the filling, especially in the case of a lemon doughnut, should not be so strong that it overpowers the sweetness of the doughnut that surrounds it. A person does not want to walk away from eating a lemon Bismarck puckering their lips because it was just so sour.

There’s something that is exciting about seeing a baker roll out trays of doughnuts. As one hears the sound of the bakery casters clinking against the floor, and they smell the aroma of the freshly baked doughnuts, they know that they are in for a treat. When people find a doughnut shop in their area that makes doughnuts they love, they will loyally only buy doughnuts from that shop.

Souvenir

 I bought this set of spoon  when we visited Hershey, PA  last year.  It's  a little remembrance of our  fun times  at the said state.  Both pieces has the state of PA engraved on it.
I usually buy refrigerator magnet as souvenir when we visit a new place but this time, I wanted something different.  Well, I got some magnet too lol. Another thing I love  buying when visiting places is  mugs but it  takes a lot of space in my house so I quit doing that.
How about you, what do you bring as souvenir when you visit places?

Practicing Boat Safety Reduces Injury and Saves Lives

After you have owned a boat for a while, you can very easily get out of the habit of checking a safety list before leaving shore or not informing new passengers on what to do in case of an emergency. You may even go out on trips without making sure you have necessary supplies and emergency gear. It is important for you to remember to always check a safety list before pushing away from shore and make sure that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency. This will reduce the risk of others getting injured and may even save lives.

One of the very first things that you want to do is make sure that others know where you are going. You can contact a friend, family member, or even leave specific information at the marina before you leave. Write down your name, phone number, the name of your boat and other important information. Tell them when you are leaving, where you are going, and when you plan to return. In case you experience an emergency while out on the water, you will be sure that someone will look for you if you do not return on time.

Everyone who rides on your boat should know how to use the safety equipment. Of course, everyone should have their own life jacket and wear it at all times. Everyone should know the basics of how to run the boat just in case something happens and you are not able to do it yourself. Giving all of your passengers basic information that goes from refilling an engine with fuel while out on the water to using boat dock lifts can prevent injuries and potentially save lives.

It is important to check the weather before going out on the boat, particularly for a longer trip. You can check the Internet, radio, or television to see what the local forecast will be when you plan to travel on the boat. If storms are forecast, it would be better to postpone the trip. You do not want to be out on rough water, especially if you do not have much experience or others with you are inexperienced.

Boating can be a great hobby or a complete lifestyle. In order for it to be enjoyable, you must practice safety first each time you go on a boating adventure.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Tool Rentals

We rented  all the big tools that we used in refinishing our hard wood floors at Home Depot.  MY husband  love the customer service there, they would really  go out and help you what you need for your project unlike the Lowe's here in our area.  I am glad that they have a home rental section out there.  Hubby never used any of these nor  have done a refinishing floors but  he got it done.  He watches  videos on youtube on how to do it.  
He rented this edger  for me to use  but he ended up using it because it was too strong for me.  I used the orbital sander which was the size that I can managed to handle.  This project had been a learning  experience  for both of us.  We have  learned the different tools that   needs to be used and the process on how to do it.  We made  some mistakes along the way but that is part of the process.  So far, we have spent under  two thousand for this project which is a lot cheaper than  hiring a contractor around here.  


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Listening to Music to Relax


I am so beat down, hubby and I worked on our house two days in a row and  it's a tough job.  Sanding floors is   tough.  I just want to listen to music after  a hard days work and that's what we are doing after we  returned home.  Listening to music relaxes my tired body,  I am thinking of getting eon515xt when we  move to the new home so we could have a good sound system when we listen to music.  I hope we could finish  our project soon so we could finally move.  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Bedroom Furniture Set and Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Noise Reduction Technology

It's been a month since we closed the  sale of the house that we bought.  We finally got the key  the other day after the former owner has moved out.  We signed a contract that we will give  the former owner 30 days after the closing which  was not an issue because we are not in a hurry to  move out our current home.  During our  last walk thru in the house, the  former owner  asked us if we would like  the  bedroom set furniture in one of the bedrooms and we told  him  that whatever he doesn't want to take when he moves out, we will  take.  
This  twin beds set is actually  beautiful.  He even left the  old  bedding in it.  My daughter  is thinking of getting these  bedroom furniture for her bedroom  and give her bedroom furniture  to his brother.  

As I have mentioned before, this new home that we bought does not have an air conditioning system.  The former owner has two  window AC units and he also left that for us but  since this home has four bedrooms, we will need more AC unit to cool this house  down during the summer time.  
I am so happy to be working with Ozeri because they have  great selection of  electric fans just like this Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with noise reduction technology that I recently got.  I asked my husband to assemble it our new home  so we could test it and see if it would provide us  some cooling   during the summer time.  We are planning to  have a central airconditioning install in the house in the future but it isn't in the budget right now so these fans that I got from  Ozeri will provide us the cooling  factor that we will need during the warmer months.  
Assembling this tower fan is easier.  The kids helped their Dad in  putting it together.  My son and daughter put together this base/bottom part.
We all love the  design of the remote of this fan, it is  so cute and  stylish.
This fan includes 12-hour timer that can be programmed in 1 hour increments with push-button ease, and an enhanced-range remote control that conveniently stores in the fan.  My kids really love how cute it is.
This fan  is engineered to generate more air velocity with less noise on a foot-per-minute to dB basis, setting a new benchmark for noiseless airflow.
It also features 3 pre-programmed airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort.  Aside from that, there are  3 whisper-quiet speed settings with 90 degree oscillation for optimal air circulation also.
This fan boasts a sophisticated and stylish space-saving design that complements and enhances room decor.  For now, we put this fan where there is a furniture but we will actually be  using this fan in our  master's bedroom as the kids have their own fans also.
I still have so many things to be done.  We will be  refinishing the floors before we move in next month and hope to finish it  in the middle of May.
Buying a house is exciting but moving  stresses me out!  I have started  cleaning the kitchen as it needed it but since my husband will be sanding the wooden floors, it might not be  a good idea that I did that but for now, I can't stand looking  at a dirty sink and counters so I cleaned them off.
I recorded the short video below so you can listen how quiet this fan is.  I love that the air flow  feels like an air condition unit.  My husband  loves  this one.  If you want to check this fan out, just visit the link I have provided you above.  IT  leads to its amazon page.  

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. I was provided with the product/s mentioned to help me facilitate this review but opinions are my own.

Guitar Starter KIt

Two years ago, I got  my kids a starter kit guitar.  MY daughter  tried it  a couple opf times but she siadf that she is more interested with  violin.  We haven't  enrolled her into violin lessons yet as we  don't have the money to buy her the violin.  My son on the other hand  is interested with guitar but  he wants to have a real guitar first.  I bought one at a garage sale but it needs new strings.  I was looking at the guitarcenter.com sale and the price is actually cheaper than I thought it would be so maybe, I can afford to giet him a new one.  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Writing Journal

As I get older, I noticed that my forgetfulness is getting worse so I have been consistently  writing a daily journal at the beginning of this year so when the time comes that I can no longer remember anything, I can go back and read  my entries.  There are pages in my journal where  I  incorporated all the   dried out  flowers that my kids  gave  when they were younger and even now.
Little things  like  wild flowers that my kids picked  for me  is very precious so I always put them in the books but now I  included them in my 2016 journal.
 As much as I would love for my kids to stay this young, I can't control it.  They are growing up like  weeds so I tried to preserve great memories of their childhood.  One day, I will put all of these in a memory box and they  can have it when I'm gone or when I can't remember a thing anymore,  I hope that one of them can read it to me.  
When writing,  it is important to  use pen that doesn't blot in the paper.  I love pentel pens, they have  great selection of pens and pencils.  
I love these mechanical pencils that  Shoplet sent me for review.  Actually, my daughter already took ownership of it and tried it with her  recent sketches.

 I also love the   Pentel liquid gel pink that they also included in the package.  I uses it  in writing my journal entries.  This EnerGel RTX liquid gel pen delivers the ultimate writing experience with a stainless steel tip and super-smooth blend of liquid and gel inks that glide across paper. This liquid gel ink dries so fast even left-handed writers, like my husband, loves it. It has no no smears, no smudges and no globs, I really love it! Thew acid-free ink formula is excellent for everyday notes yet safe for vital documents.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Closed Out Sale at KMart in Steubenville, Ohio

A friend told me that the KMart in Steubenville, Ohio is closing so all their  stuff are marked down to 70-80 percent.  I still have a Sear's gift card  that I   redeemed last December but wasn't able to use it so  I went there to see if I could find something that I would like.  Sear's bought  KMart so  Sears gift cards can be used in KMart as well.  It's been a couple of weeks since the closed out sale started so when we went there, half of the store stuff is already gone.  Half part of the store is already empty. 
 
 Here are the stuff that I bought.  The socks are 60 cents a pair so I got some for my daughter.
 I love this lace skirt, they are normally 20 bucks but I only paid like $5 for it.  The black skirt is also cute.
 My son is now 9 an he is very [articular with his hair now so I bought him this  hair gel.
 I love this sweater, it's a little bigger for me but small is the smallest size I could find so I got it since  I love the style.  It has zippers on each side at the bottom which makes it unique.
 I found my daughter some athletic wear.  She didn't like  when I showed it to her at the store but when she tried it on at home, she loved it!
 She loved this top.  It's a Spring and Fall  shirt.
 She also found this top which I thought was a hit small for her but she liked it so we bought it.
 A short for my son.
 I got this top for her, she also did not like this when I showed it to her but I bought it anyway.  I was going to send it to my niece in the Philippines but when we came home, she tried and ended up loving it.  I always find outfit that she doesn't like at first but I buy it anyway because I can see her loving it and I am always right with my intuition.
 She  never liked this shorts that I got for her last year but since it matches perfectly with the shirt, she  said she's going to wear it from now on lol.
When it comes to shopping, my daughter is my perfect  partner.  She is very patient and love to dig for stuff.  The boys, they don't want to shop with us lol.
 For the 20 pieces of stuff that I got, I only paid $28.01 for it.  I used the gift card  and my points in Shop Your Way Rewards as well.  IT was a nice  little thrift shopping trip that I did.  I wish we could have went there when they are just starting, I had stuff in mind to buy but they were all gone.
It is sad to see businesses closed for good but that's part of a business operation.  Sometimes closing  is for the best.  I feel bad for the  employees of this KMart, I hope that they find new employment somewhere else.  We seldom shop at that KMart because we have one in our area as well, that is where we shop  all the time.  

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