Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

I’ve always loved wood furniture and flooring because it reminds me of our old Spanish theme house way back early 70’s when I was still a child. I like the look of walnut and deep brown color in every corner of the house creating a very exquisite and elegant look. Now that we’re planning to renovate the upper floor of our house we’re thinking of replacing our flooring not with the intended slab flooring but of the good old hardwood flooring. 

Since our budget would just be enough we need to search and canvass carefully to maximize our resources. We need a supplier like Flooring America which supplies wood floors and more. They carry all name brands and provide wide range of hardwood flooring colors, shades and finishes to suit your specific taste and needs. 

Choosing the right floor for your home is vital because it can make or it can break the beauty of your interiors so you should think carefully before deciding which really fits your lifestyle and budget. With Flooring America you can make better choices as aside from hardwood flooring they also offer wide variety of floors including carpet, laminate, vinyl and tile flooring. They have flooring professionals that can help you plan the best flooring for your home.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Chicken Tinola for the Rainy Days

I never expected a rush of strong rains today and I'm just glad I already arrived in the office before it happened.  It rained the whole day and it seems like it's not summer.  The weather is really unpredicable and you'll never really know when it's hold, cold or when it rains.  Well this is something that I should take note as the kids' body condition may suffer from this kind of season.  Sudden changes bring about colds, coughs
and a lot of weather-based sickness.  

To set the mood for the rainy night I cooked chicken tinola which is my Mom and DH's favorite.  The food is so perfect for the weather and for my Mom who is not feeling good.  Hope this one will change her mood and somehow lighten her cough and headache.  She's requesting this since the other day so I bought the ingredients over the weekend to come up with this.  I'm also not feeling well but I can't get sick as Bayantel will make their assessment tomorrow for our company's standard procedures and policies.  

So for my chicken tinola I prepared the following ingredients:

-  1/2 kilo chicken breast
-  1 big sayote, ginger,
-  1 onion
-  1/3 head garlic
-  bunch of pechay
-  sili leaves
-  pepper and salt to taste
- 1 chicken cube for seasoning
For procedures: 
- Heat oil and saute ginger, garlic and onion.  
- Add chicken and stir for 5 minutes then add water
- Bring to a boil and when chicken is cooked already add salt, pepper and chicken cube.  
- Add sayote and when cooked you just add the remaining ingredients- pechay and dahon ng sili.  
Enjoy while hot.

Plans for Learning Musical Instruments

It’s first week of school break for the kids and we’re planning out our home activities after the holy week. Since they’ve got plenty of time for themselves they lined up our English 101 lessons and their much-awaited continuation of musical instrument learning courses. They’re very interested in learning each instrument they fancies and to update they’ve started learning piano, drums and a month ago their favorite guitar. 

I believe that my ancestor’s flair for music and playing instruments is running right through their blood because their love for music comes naturally. I didn’t force them to study and learn but they’re the ones who requested their own musical instruments and music courses. Now the little boy will have his violin from his cousin and as early as now he’s looking for his own music teacher to teach him the basics of playing violin. He wanted a home tutorial study this summer. 

Their love for instrument makes me wonder if they’re up to learning classic sousaphone also as they still don’t know it. I even teased my daughter that it’s only for their little brother because it fits boy rather than a girl. Well there’s still plenty of time for them to decide and all I can do is wait and hope that whatever they decide they will continue with it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Season for Swimming Activities

As summer started to show its humid and hot season people are planning to take vacation in nice beach and pool resorts. It’s their way of beating the heat and spends relaxing moments with their loved ones. I just love summer season because it’s the time when we can have the kids all to ourselves. The kids are free from school work and activities and want to spend their time away playing and vacationing. 

We have our regular resort where we always go with our church mates occasionally. We love going there because we can choose whether we want cold water or natural hot spring water. When we go there on colder season we can’t just swim without the warm water so it’s a lot of help to be able to have both. 

Well on other resort or private pools where they don’t have natural hot spring water they can avail of for pool heat pumps to heat their pools whenever they want to enjoy swimming on cold season. It’s a lot of savings too using this kind of heat pumps because they don’t generate heat; they capture it and move to wherever they want.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Huge Living Room

For people like my family who entertains big number of visitors frequently this is one good living room idea that you can have.  When I saw this at I immediately had a nice idea that it can be a good one for our bible study where we have many attendees, actually we're usually 40 brethren who conducts bible study every midweek.  We held it in our church but sometimes one of our brethren would invite us to their homes and this would fit to that kind of occasion.  Anyway we also have plenty of friends,family and relatives and this one is just perfect. This is from Elizabeth A. Rosensteel Design / Studio

Monday, March 4, 2013

Guitar’s Little Accessories

Since the kids have their own guitar now they can learn any piece they want anytime. Of course the girls are more active with learning because the little boy just try to learn it once in a while. He’s more engrossed with learning drums nowadays. I was just amazed at how fast Gen can learn a new song in little time. She even learn one song in 5 minutes wow! When we get to pass or drop by music store she would look for accessories that will suit their guitar. She loves little things that can make guitar easy to operate and those things that supports guitar. 

Oh there are so many things that you can buy for your own little guitar like guitar capo and other accessories for your well-loved guitar. Just make sure that it complements your instrument in its body and also in the quality of sound that it will create and play. Playing guitar wouldn’t be so fun without those nice little accessories.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Loving the Instrumental Sounds at Home

Since I’m now working at home again and only serving my company as part-time employee for twice a week I get to stay more at home thus learning some new home things too. It was quite a respite from the office work stress but it took me quite a while to decide on what I’m going to do with my work life. 

Anyway it was fun staying at home again with the company of my Mom who is always on her best mood to chat and watch TV with me. What I like about when I’m working is my music background. Most of the times I choose instrumental music because it will help you think of creative ideas as you can hear the instruments playing so softly and with the clarity of each music notes. 

It doesn’t matter to me if it’s piano or saxophone as long as the music is good, the instrument is perfectly played to the tune and the whole music befits my mood. I was also thinking what would the sound if they use the accompaniment of pbone, the plastic trombone that sounds like the typical brass trombones. I’m sure it will sound better because it has ergonomic grip that will help the player be comfortable with holding it. I learned it has various stylish colors.