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Monday, September 30, 2013

Diamond Ring in Candles

It's been a blessing working  with different  companies as I have  tried   so many different products that I have never tried  before.  Through product reviews, I've come to love doing yoga as well.  Doing yoga is the most relaxing form of fitness  exercise you can do.  Lighting a candle  is one  factor that makes your   routine   more relaxing through the soothing scents of the candle that you are using.  So far, I have  love two of the  ones that I tried and   Diamond Candles is one of them.

So what separates  Diamond Candles from other candles in the market?  Well, aside from the fact that it is  made from natural soy beans , there is also a ring inside every candle which makes it more  exciting.  The ring  can be worth $10, $100, $ 1,000, or $$5,000.  I mean  what  would be more exciting than that!  It is like hitting two birds in one stone right.  Their candles cost $24.95 each which is very affordable.

It took a little while to burn the candle and get to the part where you can get the   ring out.  I was really excited actually and even my kids were too.  These candles are great for  gifts because it makes the recipient more excited to see what's waiting for them after they burn the candle.  I will definitely put this in my list for  gifts to give this Christmas.


I chose this  Summer Time Candle and it smells really good.  It fills the room with a summer  scent which I really love because summer has just bid goodbye so it is so good to  still have that smell inside your home.  Anyhow, here is the ring that I found inside my candle.  It is really pretty but I don't know exactly how much it is, I am guessing that it is  a $10 one but still very pretty.  I can't wear the ring because it is so big for my fingers lol.  

Here's a YouTube video on how the Diamond Candle started.   You can watch it and  see how they started and  how they make it.  
Diamond Candles are available in different scents so you can choose which one you really love.  Here are some of it.


Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated i writing the review. The products mentioned above was Provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Take Care of Your Heart: Get a Vascular Scan


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 600,000 people die each year from heart disease. Known as the silent killer, heart disease will kill 1 out of every 4 people in the United States. This statistic is staggering and many people are unaware that the condition can be prevented with proper diet, exercise and vascular scans.

There are three risk factors of heart disease, high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol or smoking. At least 49% of Americans suffer from at least one or more of these risks. With today's technology, vascular scans are used to detect calcium deposits and build up in the heart's coronary arteries. These deposits actually narrow the artery causing the heart to work harder and less efficiently. Eventually these arteries may become blocked causing stroke or heart attacks.

Vascular scans are used as early prevention tools and tell doctors which patients are more at risk for fatal heart disease. They provide physicians with an overall picture of the patient's heart health and can help detect future issues. While any patient may participate in a vascular screening or scan, the typical age ranges from 40 - 70. These vascular scans are meant for those with no known heart issues, but may have a family history of heart disease or issues with diabetes and strokes.

These scans are 100% safe and non-evasive. The tests will scan the thickness of the arteries and provide physicians with a clear picture of the patient's heart health.  Vascular scans typically last anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes while lying completely flat on a screening table. The physician or technician may also rub a small amount of gel on the neck to check your carotid artery. These scans do not involve radiation and are extremely effective in early detection of heart issues and heart disease.

At times insurance may cover the vascular scans but in many cases they do not. Test results are sent to the primary physician and the patient is offered a copy of the screening results to view as well. The tests allow physicians to offer patients a personalized screening and provide them with invaluable information regarding the actual condition of the heart.

With heart disease accounting for more deaths than any other disease in the United States, it is not more important than ever to take preventative action and ward off the disease. With a vascular scan patients can find out life saving information that may have otherwise gone undetected. Today's world of instant information is a blessing for many people facing a history of heart disease in the family. If they take the correct preventive measures today, their future can be healthy and risk free.

It is worth remembering that there is lots of support and help online and from your physician.  Online resources such as http://www.mayoclinic.com/ which provide information on where to get help and well as message boards where you can discuss what you are going through with people who are experiencing what you are.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wedding Gown

Are you in the midst of planning a wedding? What an exciting and busy time of your life! One of the absolute most important parts of planning your wedding is finding the perfect gown for the big day. You want to feel both beautiful and comfortable - after all, you’re going to have the dress on for hours! When searching through bridal shops in Anderson SC at DimitraDesigns.com , keep in mind the dress silhouettes that are right for your body type.
Fairy Tale Jacquelin Exclusive Elegant Wedding Gown 19895Glamorous Couture Alma Novia Wedding Dress SelenioMarey Sleeveless Fitted La Sposa Bridal Gown by Pronovias
A-Line Gowns

Dying to appear taller and maybe even a little bit thinner? An A-line gown is the right choice for you. Traditional and classic, this cut will elongate your waist and hide wide hips. Your gown will be flared just a little bit on the waist. Princess-cut gowns are popular A-line styles - the bodice will be fitted and below the dress will bell out.

Sheath Dresses

Tall, slender girls look sophisticated and glamorous in sheath-style wedding dresses. Cut slim, this type of gown will graze your body, drawing attention to your gorgeous curves. Slip dresses are very similar to sheath dresses, but they’re usually backless and unembellished. If you want an ornate gown, look for a sheath dress; if you’d like a simple gown that shows off your figure without too much ornamentation, opt for a slip dress.

Mermaid and Trumpet Dresses

If you’re dying to show off major curves, consider a mermaid or trumpet-style dress. Both styles are fitted at both the waist and the bust, flaring out at the knee. Both types of gowns are ultra feminine, showing off hourglass figures beautifully. Ideally, these gowns will work best on tall women.

Empire Silhouette

If you want the eye to go to the upper body, try an empire gown. The waistline is high and falls right under the bust. The bodice is fitted and the skirt portion of the gown is long and flowing. This is an ideal style if you want to hide your hips, thighs and stomach. For women who have a larger bust and a full waist, this style is flattering and lovely.

Ball Gowns

Dying for a traditional style? Ball gowns work well with pretty much any body type. Cover up wide hips, accentuate your curves or drop the waist line to elongate your figure. All ball gowns have a fitted torso and a puffy, full skirt. Most ball gowns are heavily detailed with sequins, lace or other embellishments. 

5 Reasons to Watch your Heartrate while Exercising

Many regular exercisers incorporate heartrate monitoring into their daily exercise routines but many people, do not exactly understand why monitoring your heartrate is so important. Everybody that engages in regular exercise regimes should be aware of the 5 main reasons why heart monitoring is essential.

Safety

In order to be a safe exerciser, you need to be aware of both your resting and maximum heartrate. The average resting heart rate is around 40 beats per minute When you begin exercise your heart can beat anywhere between 60 to 100 times per minute. In order to monitor your heartrate effectively, it is important to know your exact resting heart rate and your maximum heart rate, and ensure that while exercising you heartrate remains between these two values.

Increasing Athleticism

It is also important to monitor your heartbeat to confirm that you are continually challenging your body. If your heart rate does not exceed your resting rate you are generally not working hard enough. Similarly, if your heart rate exceeds its maximum, you know that you are pushing yourself too hard. This will help you adjust your exercise to ensure they best fit your fitness levels.

Ensuring Weight Loss

In order to effectively burn body fat and loose weight you must ensure that your body’s heart rate is elevated enough. It is suggested that the most effective range for burning fat, is by exercising at a pace between 60-70 percent of your maximum heartrate. This should be done for at least 30 minutes, with short intervals, which raise your heartrate up to 90 percent of your maximum heartrate. By doing this you can burn stored body fat and increase your resting metabolism to burn weight faster in future.

Making the Most of your Time

When you are juggling a busy lifestyle, it is difficult to find the time to exercise. By monitoring you heartrate you can maximize the results of your workout in order to get the best results. By effectively monitoring your heartrate you can ensure you are at pace which isn’t too fast or too slow and that you aren’t valuable wasting time.

Highlighting Possible Medical Conditions

Although changes in your heartrate are normal when exercising, significant changes in your heartrate during exercise can indicate underlying health conditions such as: cardiac dysrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), thyroid disease, high blood pressure and heart disease. By monitoring your heartrate you may pick up on irregularities before it becomes more serious. If you detect any irregularities in your heartrate at any time you should seek advice from a medical professional.
Being aware of your heartrate while exercising is crucial for your safety, fitness and general wellbeing. Mick Simmons Sport offers a large range of fitness apparel and accessories, which are available at Mick Simmons Sport AUS. By purchasing a heartrate monitor you can make the first step towards monitoring and maintaining a healthy heart rate.
By Grace Patterson

Pregnant.. I am... NOT!

I have no Internet connection for almost  two days which is a bummer but I still managed to be productive around the house.  I got my cleaning done so  I am free fro the weekend.  We are  attending  a Filipino gathering at church today.  On the lighter note, I got the  item that I won from a giveaway sponsored by PinkBlush Maternity.  
This multi-colored maternity sweater  is originally priced at $55.99 but was on sale for $21.99.  Since I am petite and short, the sweater can be worn as a  dress weee.    
Since it is a maternity clothing, it's fun to  dress up like a preggy woman lol.  MY kids  had so much fun  when I put the pillow in my tummy lol.  Our kids has been bugging us to have two more kids (a boy and a girl) but  at my age of 40, it would be quite difficult already.  Besides, preparing  the future  of two is what hubby and I could afford so 4 would not be an option.  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Immigration

When we were still living in Korea,  a Filipina there encouraged me to apply for my naturalization.  She said that it is much easier there especially that  I am a military dependent.  I did not do it because  of my husband's schedule at work.  He was always busy and we never  really gotten around it.  Dealing with immigration stuff is a bit intimidating but with the help of  immigration lawyers, I think that the process would be much  easier.

Reasons to Exercise

Let me share you this inspiring quotes from Ellie.  I hope you get inspired and  work out with me.

Just some of the  exercise I do in our backyard.  In doing my fitness routine this year, I lost some of the love handles and  tummy fats  that I am targeting but as you can see in the photos, the skin sagged so I am trying to tighten it up by  doing this simple routines.


These weights are very affordable, I think they are a couple of bucks each at Walmart but luckily for me, my neighbor gave  two  set of these for us as they no longer  use it.  I also have the free hula hoops that eMPower sent me for review.

I know that this would be a long and tough challenge but I am willing to work on it to stay fit.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Health Administration

Become a leader in your field and enhance your career with by earning your master of health administration.  This degree is appropriate for people providing hands-on care and health administrators alike. Here are some of the ways this degree can benefit you.

Greater Organizational Skills
Everyone can benefit from being better organized and learning new critical thinking skills. If you work directly with patients as a nurse, pharmacist or another provider, you can provide a higher level of care. Nurses and healthcare professionals are always asked to multitask and keep several tasks going at once, and the specialized training can help you meet these high expectations.

The Merging of Finances, Policy and Healthcare
The link between financial health, company policy and quality of healthcare cannot be denied. While people want to believe that money doesn't impact health care, the truth is that it does. With a master’s degree, you’ll learn how these three factors feed each other and impact their healthcare field. This clean understanding and appreciation for how they merge can help you provide better care to patients at all levels.

Leadership Skills
There’s more to being a leader than pulling reports and making critical decisions. In addition to learning how to manage the finances, you also learn how to manage the people that make up your team. It’s an opportunity to network and enhance the leadership skills you already possess as you prepare to take your career to the next level.

Effect Positive Change
With a master’s degree in your hand, you can start to effect positive change within your organization. You already have experience and skills, and a master’s helps you put them to work in more meaningful ways. As you learn how the pieces of the puzzle fit together, you’ll discover how to shift them around to form a new and improved picture.

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, consider a master’s in health administration. The field of healthcare is growing, and the need for people who can effectively manage systems is growing at a steady rate. Improve your leadership skills, learn how the components merge and become more organized by investing in your own education and advancement. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bike Riding for Better Sleep

We have been hitting the road with  our bikes as the  weather is getting cooler.  Soon, it would be freezing and our bikes would be parked again in the storage.  I wish that Summer weather will stay hehehe.
The last day of Summer will be on Friday and the weather is suppose to be in the 80s.  According to the weather channel, it would be the last  day where it would be warm.  Right now, it is chilly at our end.  
I am glad that we invested in  buying each of us a bicycle because  we were able to ride altogether.
We have been riding bikes after their school and when my husband   comes home from work.  It is one activity that wear them out and make them sleep better at night.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Endless Protection for your Family

While many people hate to think about death, being properly prepared is essential. By purchasing a life insurance policy, your family will have financial stability after your passing. However, selecting the right policy can be a challenging task.
To purchase life insurance, start by analyzing your financial needs. Ask yourself how much financial help will your family need in your passing. Do not forget to calculate funeral expenses. Next, look online for companies that offer life insurance. If you feel more comfortable, calling your local insurance carriers will also work. Once you find a few companies that peak your interest, request information about the different policies that they offer. This is also a good time to get quotes. 

Whenever possible, get the insurance companies rating. You will want to know about turn around times as well as customer satisfaction. Now that you have some basic information, take a look at the face value of each policy. Remember, the face value should be at least five times your annual income. After deciding on a policy, ask the insurance agent about duration as well as premium amount. Before signing on the dotted line, read over the policy carefully. Ask any questions before finalizing the policy. Over the course of your policy, make sure that the company keeps you informed of any changes that may occur.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hello Kitty Earrings

Here are my latest freebies from Listia, a new pair of  beautiful  Hello Kitty Earrings that my daughter really love!  She is still wearing my hoops earrings though lol.


I also  got this bracelet that I like wearing.  It is made of  beautiful tumbled rocks in different colors.  An old lady said that this was given to her by her late husband as a birthday gift but he let it go since  she doesn't  wear it anymore.  I did not bid for this actually, what I won from her a set of earrings but she slipped this in the package and said that  I can have it as she loved our conversation during the bidding process.

And two sets of   fitness  DVD videos and books, the Pilates and Yoga.  I finally own a yoga, yay! At long last, I finally got a Yoga DVD Video  so  I don't have to watch through you tube.

I will tell you more about the  fitness videos I got  in the later post.  I just want to share my  newest haul from Listia.  I got all these for FREE.  I just spend  my Listia points  which I earned from  sharing some auctions through Facebook and Twitter.  If you would like to join, just click the link above.  It is free to join.

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Suffering From Back Pain? Try These Handy Tips!


Back pain is becoming an increasingly common affliction in our modern society and if you are one of the millions who suffer from a sore, aching back, you might wonder where and how you can get relief. The following article below will show you how.

Sleep on an adequately firm mattress that has the right amount of firmness. Most people believe that excessively soft mattresses work against those who suffer from back pain. A firmer mattress is much better, but mattresses that are too firm can be a source of back pain too. You might have to check out numerous stores and test many different mattresses before finding one that suits your ideal mattress.
Lay down and lift your knees at a 90 degree angle to your hips.This comfortable position reduces stress from the back muscles more than other sitting positions. However, whichever position feels most comfortable to you is best, as long as you are not twisting your spine.

You need to always practice good posture while sitting as a preventive measure against back pain. Many people incorrectly assume that all back injuries are only caused by types of strenuous physical activities.


You could seriously injure your back pains by always assessing the weight of items you want to lift.The content of the box may weigh more than you expect and cause injury to your back. Don't risk your back health by assuming you know how heavy something is according to the picture or label on the weight.


The fastest way to accomplish this is by laying down and place a heating pad on the aching muscles. You may also drink many fluids and reducing your sodium until the pain goes away. This is because dehydration can bring on or worsen muscle spasms more intense.
There are many things that can be done to prevent your back pain but you must take precautions to avoid further injury.

Back surgery might be a consideration if your back pain. Surgery should only be used as a last resort if all other options have been unsuccessful. Certain conditions where paralysis results can be remedied by some forms of surgery, depending on the case and the severity of your condition. There are also other back problems that can improve through surgery.

Avoid back pain during breastfeeding by feeding your child in a chair instead of a couch. The way you breastfeed could effect the pain that you feel in your back. It is also help if you sit with a pad behind your back while breastfeeding. Make sure that you are sitting up straight. Bad posture tends to put strain on the back and spine. If you have to sit for long periods of time for work or other reasons, ensure that you have a supportive, you simply must be sitting in a comfortable and supportive chair. Sitting on your exercise ball can help you improve your posture and keep your back strong.

This article has shown you that it is possible to find relief from your aching back, even if it is hurting you as you read. The techniques offered here are proven to reduce back pain effectively, so use them. You can soon make your back pain a memory of the past.

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Sandgrens – Your Online Source for Swedish Clogs

I heard someone from our front porch yesterday and when I checked, it was the   mailman.  He laid down a package  for me.  I was eager to open it up  and was delighted to see my new  Swedish Clogs from Sandgrens.  I immediately  tried it on.  At first, I thought that it would hurt my feet because I have a wide feet and  the  end of this clogs are a bit small but I was surprised that it didn't.  I actually  used it while walking around the house the whole day yesterday just to test if I would get blister  but was very delighted that my feet are fine.  They are actually very comfortable to wear!  

I originally wanted to review this Milan in red but  they did not have it in my size.  I also  chose the Tilda in white but my feet are too small that  my size isn't available.  I am glad that they sent me this Victoria Square Toe in Denim color with dark brown base because I love it.  I think that this is  more versatile to wear  with just about any type of   get up including jeans,  dress, shorts, or whatever that you feel like wearing.  


I love how they finished and carved the wood shows real craftsmanship.   I also adore the little detail that they put   on the  strap, it is so cute.  The good thing about clogs is, you can wear it with just about anything.  I would probably wear this with jeans most of the time since  I am a Jean-kind-of-gal.  These clogs reminds me of the kind of shoes we called Bakya in the Philippines.  


The sole design makes a good traction when you walk, thus, you won't feel like you would trip or slide when you walk on a snow.   I even do different tricks  with my feet, like standing on my toes in order to see if it would have a hard effect on my feet but it didn't.  Sandgrens used Horween nubuc leather which makes it comfortable and it's fastened to the wood with a brass nail heads to make it  look  classic.  The adjustable straps  allow you to wear it according to the size of your feet.  This Victoria Denim cost $159.00, you can buy it by visiting the website through the link provided in this review.


The most exciting part for me in doing review is the dressing up part.  I may not be the  most fashionable  chic on the block but hey, I tried to using the  limited resource that I have in my closet.  So here you go.  I have a few  pieces that I could wear these clogs with.  I love the fact that you can wear this in  many occasions such as going out to your favorite restaurant, or going to  the office, or any weekend celebration.
 Sandgrens' clogs by the way are made in Sweden, thus the term Swedish Clogs.  They have been creating and providing  fashinable  footwear since 1846 which says a lot of how much  quality and pride they put into their  products.    They  have  shoes  for  men and women and oh  I love their boots too!  Like them in Facebook or follow them through Twitter and Pinterest.  Thank you so much Sandgrens for  the high clogs you sent me!

 Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. The product mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

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