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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Surviving The Winter In Style: Essential Fashion And Beauty Tips

Winter is almost here, and while this heralds the start of the holiday season, it also brings cold weather. At this time of the year, the conditions can take their toll, but you don’t have to hide away and hibernate. Here are some fabulous fashion and beauty tips to help you survive the chill in style.
Your winter capsule wardrobe
In winter, the aim of the game is to be comfortable and warm as well as looking great. If it’s cold outside, you’ll need to layer up, but this doesn’t mean that your sense of style has to go out of the window. There are lots of different ways you can beat the chill and still look stylish. Invest in a couple of coats, one for more formal events and one for long walks and cheering on the sideline at football games, and make sure you’ve got footwear that will keep your toes warm and dry. Leather ankle boots are great because they go with both smart and casual outfits and trainers and fur-lined boots are ideal for outdoor activities.

While jeans and casual trousers are brilliant for winter, you don’t have to banish all your dresses to the back of the closet just because the temperature has dropped. You can use base layers, add tights and throw on a jacket or a cardigan to winter-proof your favorite styles from the summer. If you’re looking for dress outfit ideas, it’s a good idea to take a look at some fashion magazines and browse options online. You can style almost any dress for the conditions. Take a simple jersey maxi as an example. In the summer, you’d just add sandals, but to make this is a viable winter outfit, you can add tights, sneakers, an oversized woolen cardigan, a hat and a scarf.

Winter beauty rules
When it’s cold outside, it’s particularly important to protect your skin. If your skin is dry and your summer glow has long gone, make sure you moisturize frequently. It’s beneficial to swap light lotions for heavier creams and serums when temperatures tumble. Always remember to cleanse before you go to bed and exfoliate once a week.

If you’re struggling to adapt your look for winter, embrace some cold weather makeup trends. At this time of year, you can be bolder with color and opt for a slightly more dramatic look. Think a bright red lip, a smoky eye and fuller foundation coverage. Make sure you moisturize before you apply your base, as this will prevent dry spots and caking. You can use primer to create a smooth surface and setting spray to keep your makeup intact when it’s blowing a gale outside. Take care to get your foundation shade right. In the winter, most of us tend to be a little paler than in the summer, so you may need a lighter shade.

If you’re keen to look and feel great this winter, take these fashion and beauty tips on board. Adapt your wardrobe to ensure that you’re warm and cosy, as well as chic and stylish and take good care of your skin. Experiment with makeup trends and have fun trying new looks.

Monday, November 27, 2017

November Family Photo at Tappan Lake

November is coming to an end here soon.... Are you done with your holiday shopping yet?  Did you avail of the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale?  Have you decorated your home for Christmas?  How did your Thanksgiving go?  I know, lots of question but hey, sharing is caring right?

Our Thanksgiving was fun.  Our original plan was to dine out but  the restaurant we were going to was close so I cooked.  I did not cook much this year because I tried  to cook  traditional  Thanksgiving food last year but we end up so many left overs  since it is only the four of us here.  So this year, I only cooked  just enough for us.
  November  was a a bit mellow for us but we  did a lot of things too.  We decorated the house  before Thanksgiving  and we did some shopping done.  I even  wrapped some gifts already and the kids are  excited.  I got our holiday cards as well and I will just have to fill them out and send it out to friends and family.  So far, my holiday is going well.  All I have  in line now is volunteer works in school for  events like  Christmas pageant and Secret Santa  shopping.
 Anyway, these photos were taken on the first week of  November.  We wanted to see some Fall foliage  at Tappan Lake and we also went to the Amish place in Sugarcreek Ohio.  
 It was a bit chilly  that day so the kiddos  busted some moves to warm them up While I was  setting up the tripod for our family pic this month.  We thought that  taking our family pic  in this scenery would be great.  Glad it did not rain that day.
 There were birds flying around on that afternoon and it was beautiful. 
 We finally got a picture with a nature background.  I was planning on doing that last October but it did not panned out as the weather did not cooperate with us.  So far, we are consistent in taking one family photo each month, one more month and our goal will be completed.  

I have so many things to write about but my mind is just not cooperating.  I get sidetracked so easily and I don't like that because I am getting forgetful lately.  I can't even remember the places we  went to so I have to constantly asked my kids or my husband.  I am not sure if that is something I have to be concerned about but hopefully it is  not  something serious.  I hope you guys are having a great month.

Monday, October 30, 2017

October Family Photo and Football Banquet

I can't believe that  October only has one day left, time  flies so quickly.  It's time to post our monthly goal of taking a family photo.  Our plan was to take some  photos at the Williams Golf and Country Club at Marland Heights but it was raining and  cold that we  scraped the idea.  We just took a couple  of shots when we arrived home after the party.
This year's football season was not a really victorious for the Junior Dons but still a learning  season for all of them.  My son is  discouraged and doesn't want to play next year, we will see.  This is his second season playing and I think he wants to be able to have a and on the ball, after all he is given the position where he is supposed to get the ball  through the course of the  each game but nothing.  He wanted to quit  in the middle of the season but we told him to finish  it and  have a break  next year.  
He wasn't feeling well  since Friday but since we already paid for the  banquet, we went there and celebrated with the rest of the  team and their families.  One thing I like  about the football program is that at the end of every season, the  coaches  give each athlete the recognition they deserve which means  that they care.
 All  players were given  a Jr. Dons  blanket and a hat and  the older boys get big framed photo which is nice.
It's hard taking  clear photos with my long lens.  My short camera lens got damaged when we  had our vacation in Las Vegas so I am using the long one.  Hopefully, Santa will bring me a new lens to replace  the other one.
 The scenery going to the golf course is beautiful.  Photos were not as bright as it was raining and taking photos in a wet windshield is  rough.
 I love  Fall but when it rains, it  is depressing. 
 Anyway, here's to another month that will passed by.  Two  more months and 2017 will be history.  MY daughter is already asking when we are putting the Christmas decor.  I told her that we might get it up after the Halloween.  We will see.  
 Hopefully, my son will feel better so he could enjoy the occasion.  I am not  looking forward for the cold  but it is  always safer to go with the kids when trick or treating.  With the crazy things happening these days, it's hard to not worry about your children's safety.  Have a safe Halloween celebration everybody. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Five Common Mistakes That Often Lead To Blocked Drains

While the plumbing system is undoubtedly one of the most important features in your home, you probably don't give it much thought until something goes wrong. This is a frequent mistake among homeowners. That's because the most common plumbing issues are highly preventable. Following are five plumbing missteps that can be easily avoided.

Not Educating Small Children About Drains

Small children are often fascinated with commodes. They simply cannot conceive of being able to make things disappear in a whirling, swirling pool of water. When you start potty training your youngsters and allowing them more independence in the bathroom, take the time to tell them about how your plumbing system works. This should stave off any curiosity about whether or not toothbrushes, small toys, hair accessories, and other small-sized items will go down. You should also avoid putting paper towels in the  bathroom for drying tiny hands. These heavy-duty paper products don't break down when flushed and thus, they're almost certain to cause blockages at one point in your plumbing system or another.
Allowing Small-Sized Toys In The Bath And Shower

Most blockages and overflows happen in the bathroom. In addition to limiting what people do and do not flush in your home, make sure that your kids aren't playing with any toys in the tub that are small enough to slip down into the drain when the water is let out. You should also be sure to check toys for any small, detachable parts that could come loose and cause problems. Moreover, adults and teens can be cautioned to exercise care when using small-sized hygiene products in bathing and showering areas. Razor caps, hair accessories, and the tops to body wash, conditioner, and shampoo bottles are all things that can lead to blocked drains.

Failing To Upgrade Clay Pipes At The Property Exterior

Sometimes blockages start outside of the home. Older properties often have clay pipes that connect the building plumbing to the sewer main. These pipes can be easily penetrated by invasive tree roots and weeds. Once they are, solid waste and other materials can get caught up on them. This can result in a whole-house back-up, severe property damage, and potential health issues. Even if your home is a historic one, having outdated clay pipes swapped out for more durable and resilient options is always your best bet.

Using Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Drain cleaning solutions that are purchased in-store should never be your first option for clearing out slow-moving or blocked drains. These lye-based products are so corrosive that they're capable of eating through your pipes and other plumbing components. This is especially true when they prove incapable of clearing blockages out and wind up sitting in pipes for an extended period of time. While it may be possible to use store-bought drain cleaners on occasion, it's generally best to call in a plumber Atlanta GA can trust. In fact, you should seek professional help whenever you have a blockage that can't be cleared with either a plunger or a drain snake. Plumbing professionals have specialized equipment that will allows them to accurately diagnose the causes and the locations of plumbing issues, and without damaging any plumbing system components in the process.

Not Disposing Of Grease Properly

If you're the type who loves going online in search of household cleaning hacks,then you may have stumbled across recommendations for safely disposing of grease and oils down the drain. A number of bloggers and homemakers are recommending that people put grease down their kitchen drains while chasing it with cold water rather than hot. The idea is that grease will solidify early on and can then move through the system unimpeded, rather than cooling slowly and adhering to the interior of the pipes. The truth, however, is that grease should never be introduced into local water supplies. Not only is this environmentally irresponsible, but it can additionally open the door to a number of latent plumbing problems. You can never be sure that grease has made it all the way to the sewer main before warming up enough to leave a thick and problematic residue behind.

Good drain care can save you thousands. By educating your household on what and what not to flush or put down the drains, you can prevent costly blockages from ever occurring. Best of all, your diligence in this area will ensure that you always have the benefit of properly functioning drains throughout all areas of your home.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hair, Skin, and Nails Supplement and September Family Photo

I woke up with a migraine today but we had things to do so I  took some headache medicine and   went on with our plan.  Before we left,  I reviewed my  to do list panicked a little because   I thought we still  have another week with September but I was completely   surprised that today is in fact the last  day of the month, ugh.  Where did the time go? 
Anyway,  before my  pregnancies, I used to have thick hair and seldom  get skin allergies.  For some reason, after my son was born, my hair started falling  off and now it is getting thinner and thinner  that you can almost see my  scalp  which  makes me seek for some alternatives to get my thick hair back.  I was lucky to have been sent  a bottle of this Ultimate Hair, Skin, and Nails dietary supplement from SeabuckWonders.  
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This product has a combination of  biotin and  sea buckthorn oil that boosts  the health of your skin, hair, and  nails. The Sea buckthorn oil's omega content nourishes and restores the  cellular health throughout the body. People like me who have issues with  skin and hair can really benefit  the soothing effect of this supplement.    I have only been  taking this for a week and I can already  see the effect it is  creating on my hair.  I've seen lesser hair in the shower drain now and I am very happy about that.  
To continue with our goal of taking one family picture every month, here is for the month of September.  This was taken  a couple of weeks ago after we attended the mass at church.  We thought of taking it in the backyard while the weather still permits us to do so.  
September 2017
And yes, there is always a goofy  shot  after  the first one.  They warned me not  to post it but hey, it's nice to  show the goofy side of them lol.

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