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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Samsung French Door Refrigerator with Dual Ice Maker

On May 18, our  GE refrigerator has stopped working.  I mean it didn't completely stopped but it was messing up  our veggies and fruits, they got frozen then the  food in the freezer were not freezing anymore.  We had it  for nine years.  We bought a set of GE appliance in 2006 at Lowe's which includes  the refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, and microwave.  The first one that  stopped working was the  microwave, then the refrigerator.  The dishwasher is  having a little travel now too so  I am expecting it to stop working as well even though I seldom use it.  
On May 19th, we  went to  Sears and  looked for some options.  We didn't find one that we like there so we  proceeded to Lowe's.  There we found this three door Samsung  with french doors and a freezer at the bottom.
 Anyway here are the side doors.  I like it that the  compartments have different sizes and height.
 The water filter is in the middle of the  vegetable and fruit drawers/compartments.  I love that you can  adjust the humidity control of each drawer.
 There is a foldable shelf on the right side to put tall   stuff like milk, wine, and other beverages.
 It has a big freezer  drawer bin  with a divider in the middle.
 This is an auto pull drawer on top of the freezer drawer  where you can put your frozen stuff and on the left side is the ice bucket.  The ice maker  is  located  on top of the refrigerator.
 The only problem I have with this fridge is the fact that the water is not  coming out.  I tried to  follow the direction on the manual but still nothing is happening.  Even though we don't really use water from the fridge, I still want it to work out.
 So here's our new  refrigerator that cost almost half of what we paid for when we bought the whole kitchen appliances  9 years ago.  Below is the full  details of its feature.
  • 28.07-cu ft total storage: 19.14-cu ft refrigerator, 8.93-cu ft freezer
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified products help you save money on utility bills without sacrificing performance, style or comfort
  • Filtered water and cubed/crushed ice settings are easily managed through LED-lit controls. Dual ice makers mean you'll never run out of ice.
  • Twin Cooling Plus™ maintains separate humidity levels in the refrigerator and freezer for optimal food storage conditions
  • Sliding, spill-proof glass shelves adjust for bulky and odd shaped items
  • Gallon door storage holds beverages or other large containers, freeing up valuable shelf space
  • Bright and energy-efficient LED interior lighting makes it easy to find what you need
  • Temperature-controlled CoolSelect Pantry™ full-width drawer is optimal for storing deli meats, cheese and snacks
  • EZ-Open™ Handle lifts up and glides out the freezer drawer effortlessly, even when it’s fully loaded
 But, what can you do, when the  appliances is out, there's nothing you can do but to buy.  We'd rather buy a new one that have the old one fixed as it cost ads much as buying a new one.  I asked the  delivery guys what they do of the old ones and they told me that  a company  picks them up from Lowe's and pay Lowe's for it.  IN return,  Lowe's use the money for charities, which is nice to know.
 The only downside of buying at Lowe's is their customer services isn't that great.  When you go to the store, no one wants to help you really.  You are on your own when you are shopping there.  I mean, when you are shopping for this   kind of  merchandise, you expect  that someone would offer to help you as they have the  expertise of what they sell.  We love the customer service at Sears but unfortunately, they don't have what we were looking for.  
This was on sale for $1,998 but with hubby's 10% discount as a veteran, it  went down to $1,798.20 plus $107.89 tax.  So we  ended up paying for $1,906.09.  I am just glad that  the delivery was free.

NOT sponsored.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Converting WAV to MP3: Movavi Video Converter

Converting WAV to MP3

This Converter is exclusively available for Windows computer and devices, Mac users have a separate converter from Movavi. WAV which is also called WAVE (Waveform Audio File Format) and is also known as Audio for Windows. Microsoft Windows uses it as a standard format for playing and saving digital audio. WAV is compatible with RIFF container and is related AIFF and 8SVX formats used by Macintosh and Amiga computers. Previously it was just a basic format for Windows and uncompressed audio. These uncompressed audio files are very large even though they have generous sound quality, and these are not for all the media players and mobile phones or other mobile devices. It becomes necessary for you to convert WAV to MP3 format to listen to your favorite songs on mobile devices or iPods or TVs. It will also save plenty of space on your hard disk drive too.

Movavi Video Converter is the solution to all your problems; it supports more than 180 audio and video formats and will give you the convenience of saving files on more than 200 mobile devices. This is a great advanced tool which will convert all your WAV files to MP3 and vice versa in just a few minutes.

Step by step guide of installation

The following are the simple steps which you need to follow in order to finish converting WAV files to MP3 format:
  • To begin with, you need to install converter for WAV and MP3, for this you need to visit and download the Movavi Video Converter file and then follow the on screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • Once you are done with the installation process, you will have to add a file for conversion, for this you need to click Add Audio Button in the Movavi Video Converter interface, then choose the files that you want to convert from WAV to MP3 format or vice versa. The software gives you the convenience of converting multiple files together also.
  • After adding the file you need to choose the format and settings, for this you need to set either MP3 or WAV as the desired output (depends on what you want i.e. MP3 or WAV). Under the video and audio option you will find MP3 presets, here you can choose the preset depending on the preferred bitrates. The higher the bitrates would be the higher would be the quality of the file.

4.      Now all you need to do is convert the file and save it, for this you need to choose or create a new folder where you want to save the file. Once you are ready click the convert option to commence the process. In a few minutes time the file would convert from WAV to MP3 or MP3 to WAV. Once the conversion is done the folder containing your new file will open automatically.

This is all about converting an MP3 file to WAV or a WAV file to MP3, it is simple and swift. Movavi is the number one file converter around and will bring in a plenty of ease for you.

Author Bio: The author has a good amount of experience in writing reviews about such software, he has very well explained the utility of Movavi Video Converter and the steps to convert WAV to MP3 and vice versa. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Our New Grill #Kenmore 4-Burner Gas Grill and #Cusinart Professional Forged Tool Set

 We had two small  George Foreman Grill that we bought when we were still in Korea and we shipped it back here when we relocated again after my husband's last tour overseas.  My husband  wanted a bigger grill for some reason so when this Kenmore Grill went  on sale for 50%  at Kmart sometime  after Christmas last year, we jumped on it and bought one.  This was originally $399 but we only paid $199.00 olus tax.  
I wasn't really into buying a new grill because we  only grill during the warmer months and for me, the small grill that we had is enough to use.  But the husband  really wanted a bigger one so I  gave it a go and besides it was on sale.  

This  four  burner gas grill  has a built in lighter  knob that when you turn it on, all you have to do is  pushed  the knob and it will be lit.  I love the side burner because I use it when I have to fry seafood.  Frying fish inside the house   can be smelly and it really makes the whole  house smells like, fish market.  With this side burner, I can cook my seafood without worrying about the smell inside the house.  
It features a large folding  working table which provides a big space for preparation and service and folds away flat for easy storage.
 Hubby and I  are impressed that this is actually a heavy duty grill.  Hubby assembled this by himself without any help from me sometime in April.  We had a misunderstanding that day and I ignored him the whole day.  His way of making it up to me is assembling this without me telling him, lol.  He did a great job!
We didn't have a gas tank so we have to buy one at Walmart.  So far, we have been using this  baby  now that it is warmer.  Well, not this week because it has been raining here at our neck of the woods and a little cooler as well.

I immediately tried  cooking my fish  in it the next day and it worked great.  I did not grill the fish directly on the burner though because I didn't want it to be stinky lol.
I finally got this Cuisinart professional forged set that I got a couple of years ago  as a reward from one of our  debit cards.  

They are super heavy duty and I love having it.  I don't have to burn my fingers as they are long enough to do the  hot job!
It's grill time baby!
***This is NOT  a sponsored post.  I just want to share it just because.. I care!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Professional Pad Holder and View Binder #ShopletReview

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the products mentioned  in exchange of my honest  opinion which may differ from yours. 

 My husband is so relieved tat school is off.  He has a break from ding so many home works and projects with his online classes.  I am very glad too because  the company where he works is now transferring from one building to another so it  is the busies time for them.  He has been working extra long hours  the past  few days and I feel bad because he is so  tired when he gets home.  Anyway, when he gt home  the other day, he saw this  professional pad holder in my desk and he said "Did you get it for me?".  I told him yes as he can use it when he go back to school this Fall.
 He is actually thinking this for hi work when he attends meeting and stuff and I was like "Ah, I am not sure about that" lol.  But he can use it whatever he please anyway, it is his and I am just happy that I can give him something that he can use.  
This Samsill Professional Pad Holder was sent to me for review by Shoplet.  You can buy this for $23.58 by clicking the link provided.
I love that this Samsill Professional pad holder is so functional, stylish and smartly designed. The padded covers look and feel like fine leather.  It has a hand-turned and hand-stitched binding edges whih is really nice.  It also features a pen loop, writing pad, document and business card pockets which my husband really love!
I also received this Samsill Speedy Spine Round Ring View Binder for review.  We use a lot of this because  if we don't have binders, my This is 5X faster than traditional binders so it  saves you  time and be more productive.  This speedy spine binders feature a patented channel construction that allows for the easy drop-in of spine inserts for custom graphics in seconds. 
The dilemma of tight, almost impossible to insert spine graphics has plagued view binders since the inception into the office products industry.  With this one, you don't have to worry about it anymore.  This  cost $4.06.
Shoplet have everything that you need for your business and home including office suppliesoffice stationarypromotional products,  and many others such as medical supplies .   Thank you once again Shoplet and Samsill!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Home Office Fellowes Saturn 3i-125 Laminator Review #shopletreviews

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the products mentioned  in exchange of my honest  opinion which may differ from yours.  

I used to work in a Catholic College school back in my former country and our office was the one in-charge for making the ID's during enrolment. We have a laminator (a heavy duty one) that we used for IDs back when the digital IDs are still not around. Anyway, this laminator just brought back great memories when I was still working an office job in school.
When Shoplet  informed me that I was one of the lucky ones to received this Saturn 3i 125 Fellows laminator, I got excited because you all know how I love to take pictures of my kids and having this will protect some of those precious moments in prints. 
The set  included a 10-oiece laminating pouches so I was able to test the machine right away.  This  small office laminator is perfect for my home office.  
The first one I laminated is this picture.  It's our family picture when our daughter had her first communion  two years ago.  I didn't put it in a frame so I thought of laminating it so that it will be protected.  
Here it is coming out the other side of the laminator.  Good memories came rushing in as I was laminating pictures.  It did take me back to my office days era lol.
The kaminator is fantastic, it came out perfectly without any problem.
So now that it is laminated, it won't be affected even if it got splashed with liquid or stuf like that.
Here are more photos I have laminated  on that day.  Our daughter's  pinao recital  photos.
I love how the laminator has a wide   space in inserting the pouches.  I just wish I have a special cutter that is specifically used for this kind of project but the  scissor is good for now.
One more thing that I love about this set is the laminating roller  ceaning sheet that they included.  It is very important to clean the laminator after each use .
This Fellowes Saturn 3i 125 laminator features a rapid, one-minute warm-up with InstaHeat technology.  You will hear the beep once it is ready to use.  The 12-1/2" entry width accommodates multiple document sizes. It delivers hot lamination for 3 mil or 5 mil and cold setting for self-adhesive pouches.  Release lever disengages pouch for re-centering or removal. The auto shutoff saves energy and also prevents overheating. 
You can buy this at Shoplet for $202.82 with free shipping.  Below are the five pictures that I  laminated.
Shoplet have everything that you need for your business and home including office suppliesoffice stationarypromotional products,  and many others such as medical supplies .   Thank you once again Shoplet and Safco!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spinning Song

I think of all the songs that my daughter played in piano, my favorite is the Spinning Song.  It just have that  rhytm that makes you want to stand and dance lol.  Wish we have a vs1 so  the sound would be  much better.  Here's the video of her  playing at home.  I wish I could read notes so I can play piano too.  My daughter   tried to teach me how but  she gets frustrated  with me lol.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Shoes for the kiddos

I think the kids  feet grows every few months because we constantly have to buy them new shoes as   they outgrew their shoes  very often.  We can't buy them  the size that is a little longer than  their feet because  it's uncomfortable for the to walk so it is always the right fit.  I am glad that I found the Asics on sale  and I also find a good pair for our daughter.
Most if my children's shoes   are  still  in great condition so I always  send them to my  nephewes and nieces who can use them.  

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gifts for Men

My husband is very picky whern it comes to gift so I make sure that  I ask him what he need for the occasion so he will truly use what I get him.  I know it ruins the element of surprise but  I am more practical  than anything else.  I know hangers is something that you don't get as a gift but he keep complaining that he hates those plastic hangers that we have as it ruins the shoulder part of his shirts and  dress shirts so I bought him two sets of  wooden hangers just like the Kirby Allison's Hanger Project.  He was very happy actually as it eliminated the uisssue he had in the closet.
Here are some  cool ideas on what to get for your men.  I know that Mother's day is coming and os is Father's day so  for those who are looking for some ideasm here  are some.


High quality clothing and accessories always make great gifts. Even if the recipient isn’t particularly concerned with sporting all the latest styles, a simple leather belt or wallet is a useful addition to any wardrobe. For the guy more attuned to the latest trends, consider an online consultation with a professional stylist. For a flat fee, a stylist will choose some items to ship to your recipient. He only has to pay for the ones he decides to keep.
Tech Items

Tech gadgets make great gifts because they’re fun in addition to being useful. The best part is that there are gadgets available in every price range. For example, if you can’t afford a new iPod for the music-loving recipient on your list, get a pair of noise-canceling headphones instead. 

Sporting Goods

Check the official store of your recipient’s favorite team to find a great selection of clothing, memorabilia, and other gifts. Even if your guy already has a good selection of shirts and hats from his favorite team, check the team store for unique, one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to be a conversation starter as well as a way of showing team spirit.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Style meets function in the Vamp LED lighting

Disclosure: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the products mentioned  in exchange of my honest  opinion which may differ from yours.  

All our table lamps at home are fixed, what I meant by that is, our table lamps are not adjustable. I am very grateful that I recieved this Safco Vamp LED Flexible Neck Light from Shoplet to review because it will give us the flexibility that we need when we are working.  This is now  sitting at my daughter's bed side table because she  reads whenever she is having a hard time  sleeping.  With this, she doesn't have to get up to  turn off the switch because she can just reach out and touch it and it is off.  
Style meets function with this  Vamp LED lighting.  The ingenious and  practical light features a multi-pivot flexible neck which creat just the right light for every work project. Not only that,  it also offers a USB port in the back of the base (I missed to take a picture of that but it is really a nice feature) to recharge digital devices which I really like.
 I also love the seven-step, touch dimming function includes warm or cool light settings so you control how to shed the light in your space. The 550 lumen lamp is made of ABS plastic and aluminum.    
See how you can turn the  light whatever angle you want it to?  It's really a  great light to have in your  study table or work table.  I love how technology  keeps progressing these days.  Products are getting so versatile that it meets the functionls that we need.  
I also love the fact that the cord isn't  attached to the lamp itself.  It makes it easier to  put away.  The fact that you can fold the lamp is also a space saver when you want to put it away.  I highly recommend this especially if you are doing a lot of  projects at home pr in the office.  You can buy this for $94.14  at Shoplet, just click the direct link  that I have provided above.
Shoplet have everything that you need for your business and home including office suppliesoffice stationarypromotional products,  and many others such as medical supplies .   Thank you once again Shoplet and Safco!


Victorious Smile!

She won an international smile contest for the month of October 2009. This contest was sponsored by Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada.

God bless y'all!