October 30, 2012

Getting the House Ready for Christmas

Time flies so fast and its now just a little more than a month before Christmas! And Christmas, being the season of giving and sharing makes us open our homes to our friends and families.  I expect to have lots of parties and to be invited in lots of homes too! So this early, we are already getting our house ready for this occasion.  Since we have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas, we are planning on inviting my sister's family to stay for the holiday.  And to prepare, we are thinking of re-painting the house in a festive yellow color to make it look extra alive and clean.  We don't think we need to replace our sofa because we just bought it last year.  Maybe  we will just buy a coverlet or have it re-upholstered, depending on the budget.  We are also thinking of getting new carpets to accent our living room.  Good thing I saw this great sale where you can Get $100 off carpet today!  And I can choose from a variety of design that will showcase my home.  I am so excited to be getting new carpets and I know my house will look wonderful, homey and ready to receive my  family and friends.

October 16, 2012

My Room!

Found this here and just had to share!  But instead of DVD's, they would be filled with books! I love this room idea.  If I can do this to my room, I wouldn't leave it except to eat! Ha ha!

October 15, 2012

What's a FruiQuet?

Its a Fruit Bouquet! And my boss got one last week and shared some with us! Sorry, but I only got a photo of my pineapple and not of the whole basket because it was almost finished when I got there, ha ha ha.
This is actually a great gift ideas for bosses who do not drink and are not into wine. So if you are tired of the usual flower arrangements, try sending a fruiquet instead. I found their website here.

October 14, 2012

Recycling Glass Containers

These are just two of the glass containers I have on my table at the office that I am going to recycle.  The round container was sent to me with  thank you flowers for an event where I helped at the registration.  And the slim glass container was for olives that my office mate brought.  I am thinking of making them into plant holders, like the one below.  The glass container was from a wedding invitation of a friend.
I am just looking for the right plant to put something on it but I will surely post a picture o the finished product.  See how recycling can be fun?

October 10, 2012

Meralco's Bill Deposit

My mother-in-law showed me two Meralco bills this morning: one for our regular monthly bill and the other for the additional bill deposit that they require us to pay by November 1.  We looked at each other and I know that we were thinking the same thinking: 'Is this for real? Where will I get the money for this when this is not in my budget?' After hearing on the news this morning that Meralco bills will increase due to the generation charge, this bill deposit will make a big dent on my budget.  I am still waiting for the latest development and hope that the ERC will somehow stop the collection or ask Meralco to make a monthly staggered collection. 

October 7, 2012

More Home Improvement Ideas

My friends and I were sharing horror stories of our home improvement experiences over brunch this weekend.  Ana had her house painted, and it chipped and cracked after less than a month. Rhea had her roof repaired and it leaked just last weekend! And the leak almost made the whole ceiling collapse.  And I told them about the time when we had our floor tiled and some already got chipped even before the whole floor was done.   They had a hard time looking for their contractors to have the job done all over again.  And aside from spending more, the time and effort spent in home improvement is indeed an investment. It really is not easy to make home improvements especially when you are working on a tight budget.  I told them that I am saving up to have the floor tiles changed and that I am looking at various flooring choices. I am thinking of getting ceramic tiles and my friends agreed with me that it is a good choice.We also discussed getting wooden floors, carpets or vinyl and it was a morning well-spent talking about home improvements. I love how I was able to catch up with my friends and learn new improvement ideas at the same time!

October 5, 2012

Need Money to Grow Your Business?

Do you need money to grow your business? Are you into online selling and business over the internet? I only have my Paypal account which I use to buy some things over the internet because I do not have a credit card but for online sellers and small business that needs capital, this is great news.  You should try and find out everything you can learn about Kabbage. From my readings, I found out that Kabbage is a trusted source of capital for Ebay online business so if you need some funds for your online business, this might be the answer to your prayers! Of course, please do not take my word for it but instead, do a complete due diligence before entering into any online activity.  While transacting over the internet is now very easy, it has also become easier for scammers and hackers to commit fraud.  So before entering anything, make sure that you have read all about it.  Do read testimonials and ask around if the people you trust are familiar with it to avoid any problems in your online business.In this day and age when everything can be done over the internet, it helps to be safe and secure while being efficient!