Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How Moms Can Expand Their Social Circles

When you're a mom, it can be easy to feel as if your social circle consists of no one beyond your kids and family members. Since being a mom can take up so much of your time, you might not feel like you have time to expand your social circle. However, busy moms deserve to have an enriching social circle just as much as, if not more than, anyone else. Here are some tips on how busy moms can expand their social circles and make new friends.

Join Mom Groups

There are plenty of groups out there for moms who want to get together and chat about their families and lives. Some of these groups even encourage you to bring your kids along, eliminating the need to get a babysitter. You can find ads for these groups on social media or in the classifieds section of your local newspaper.

Join Groups At Your Church

Your church or place of worship can be a fabulous way to make new friends and get involved in new activities. For example, you can join a womens Christian ministry if you're looking to meet other women and get involved in activities that will help your congregation and community.

Get Involved At Your Kids' School

Getting involved at your kids' school isn't just a great way to be an active parent. It's also a great way to meet other moms and make new friends. Many of the mothers who get involved with their kids' classrooms are also looking to expand their social circles and make new friends as well.

Catch Up With Old Friends On Social Media

Sometimes you already know the new friends that you're looking for. It's a great idea to use social media to catch up with old friends who might now be moms themselves. These women might be looking to get more social and reconnect with old pals as well.

Moms deserve a social life and friends who they can chat with. If you follow these tips, you can expand your social circle and make some rewarding friendships. It might take a bit of effort, but the results will be totally worthwhile.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Perfect Getaway For Family and Friends

I was so envy when my friends told me that they were scheduled to go to Hannah's Beach Resort. I already have heard about this place because another friend of ours is living in Ilocos Norte until now. It was not a pleasure trip actually, because they are working in a barangay in Manila, and they were having a convention. However, they can have fun after the convention. And so, these were the photos they took after the 3-day convention at this beautiful mountain, breathtaking views of the sea, plus the sight of windmills. I wish one day I can also visit this place.

I like this wooden cottage.

I am not sure if this was copied in a movie or just the wild imagination of the one who made it. What do you think?

Oops, I know this one, but the one sitting behind my friend, the one sitting on the bench caught my attention. Who do you think was this man?

I like this one, so cute. Alvin and the Chipmunks.

If you haven't seen the biggest pot, visit this resort. Ha ha.

I hope you enjoy the photos I shared. There is actually fun here in the Philippines.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tips for Increasing Your Productivity

If you feel like you're constantly working hard without really making any progress, you are not alone. Between family obligations, work tasks and other obligations, it's easy to feel like you're not being productive even though you're so busy. You don't have a lot of time in your schedule. Fortunately, the secret to productivity is often working smarter instead of harder. When you streamline your life and stay organized, you can avoid wasting your time and effort on things that could be completed in a simpler manner.

First, start by examining your biggest time wasters. Do you feel like you waste an hour sitting in traffic every day during your commute? Do you find yourself getting distracted by Facebook when you need to be working on the computer? Do you keep forgetting to make important phone calls to schedule doctor and dentist appointments for your family? Once you've developed a list of your time wasters, it's time to come up with some solutions. Today's consumers have more options than ever when it comes to technological aids, so see if you can find some tools that will make your life easier. For instance, you can install a free web blocker that won't let you access certain websites for a specified time period so you stay focused on your work. Instead of calling different offices, you can use Schedulicity to schedule your appointments right from your tablet or computer. If change is difficult for you, don't try to modify too many things at once. Even small changes can make a big difference!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Labels Represent Your Image

Your brand needs a definite “logo” so that customers will easily recognize your products. Therefore, if you have a need for custom labels, you can order from a wide selection of the various facets of what goes in and on them.

Woven labels are prepared by sophisticated techniques that also allow for a very affordable price so that it makes that part of your advertising budget quite economical.

When you need personalized labels for your clothing line or as a “work from home” sewer, crafter, knitter, quilter, or any type of handmade and homemade items, you can easily find a design and wording that will convey your message.

Customized labels are a wonderful way to showcase your individuality and give your brand identity. If you have a distinctive logo, you can use that by the company incorporating an uploading online configuration tool.

To compose a personalized label, you can also go by a template provided by the company to guide you through each step or discuss with the creative staff how you can come up with your own complete design. Different sizes are available from 10 mm to 400 mm in width and are woven on quality taffeta, satin, or damask with a finishing option of a hard or soft finish.

You can get as many as a maximum of 6 or 12 colors on one label, depending on the manufacturer, including the color of the label itself as well as the color of the contrasting text. You can choose the font from many and can even be extra eye-catching by adding an appropriate symbol that is indicative of your industry as well as what you want to say about your unique product.

Folding options include loop, end, center, miter, or Manhattan. Cutting options include straight, heat, laser or ultrasonic.

You can indeed come up with your own individual unique label with all those choices given above. Each label can indeed be one of a kind and stand out in the eyes of the consumer.

Southland Patch is an excellent example of a company that has been in the woven label industry for over 20 years and sells their high-quality labels to local and international customers. Their weaving capacity is one million pieces each day!

Easy Ways to Save and Stay Cool This Summer

While having an HVAC system in your home lets you enjoy warm or cool air with the touch of a button, those systems can also add thousands to your annual budget. You'll also notice that your heating and cooling bills change too. When summer starts, you might cringe at the thought of your next electric bill. As much as you want your family to feel comfortable, you also want to save some too. That is why you should look at some simple ways to stay cool that will help you save at the same time.

Make Your Own AC

Making your own AC unit lets you stay cool without facing expensive electric bills. All you need is a large bucket, a fan and dry ice. You use a large plastic bucket with a lid. Drill holes around the top edge and around the sides. Fill with a block of dry ice, place a fan face down on the top of the bucket and plug it into an outlet. The fan will circulate over the dry ice and push out the cold air while pulling in some of the warmer surrounding air.

Rent an AC

Portable air conditioners use less energy than window and wall units do. These units also let you decide where you want cold air. Most come with wheels on the bottom that let you easily move one from room to room. While you may not have enough money in your budget to buy a portable unit, you can look for a portable air conditioner rental in your area. Companies actually let you rent one or more units for use in your home and will arrange for delivery. The company will pick up those units at the end of the season too.

Use Fans

Using fans can help you save money and beat the heat too. Instead of using box fans that you aim directly at your body, place a box fan in your window with the front facing outside. This allows the fan to pull the warm air out of your home, which will help on hot and humid days. You should also look for upright fans that have automatic timer settings. Those settings let you automatically turn the fan on and off based on the temperature and other factors. Renting an AC, making your own AC and using fans can help you stay cool and stick to your budget.