Apparel, Shoes & Accessories

Inexpensive Yet Stylish Prescription Sunglasses

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I am a thrifty shopper. I usually look for discounted or inexpensive stuff but always look for value. The first time I heard about inexpensive yet stylish eyeglasses at Zenni, I thought it was too good to be true. I did not try shopping at their site until a couple of years ago but I did a lot of window shopping there regularly. I told my hubby about what I found at their website and he told me to give them a try. I tried and the first pair that I bought was a 2360 plastic full-rim frame, the one …

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LS, Travel

Challenge in Buying Plane Tickets

 photo DSC_0004_zpsf173b9c7.jpgOne of the biggest challenges my hubby face when planning a trip to the Philippines is buying the plane tickets. Since he is 6’4 and 270 lbs, it is really important for him to be able to get as comfortable as possible and try to break up the segments of the trip so that there are none over ten hours long. Now that he has been experiencing problems with his back and legs, it is more important than ever that he has extra leg room and comfortable seating for the long flight. We can’t really afford the high price of …

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Home & Living

Managing Your Kitchen Like a Pro

 photo kitch_zpszpukdjtd.jpgEveryone might believe that their kitchen is organized like a professional restaurant, but there are stark differences between these two entities. Sparkling and clean kitchens are the hallmarks of professional spaces because they’re inspected on a regular basis. Your kitchen can look like a professional space with just a few small changes. Consider these alterations as you improve your home’s entire appearance.

Organize the Tools

The tools of your trade are the pots, pans and utensils that make each meal a possibility. A professional kitchen will never have the tools of the trade arranged in sloppy conditions. Create a hanger …

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Dollar to Peso Exchange Rate

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The US dollar to Philippine peso exchange rates have been falling. Most of the time I use an online remittance company to send money to my family in the Philippines and like most remittance companies, the exchange rate they use is often lower than the market rate. I am certainly not thrilled about the recent dollar to peso exchange rates. If you are working overseas and send money home to your family in the Philippines every month, you can relate to how I feel. As I type this article, the current exchange rate of 1 USD = 45.42 PHP doesn’t …

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Wild Blueberry Milk Shakes

Summer is coming to a close.  Many of us are now gearing up for the cold winter months ahead.  I am not ready yet for the frigid weather up north and I actually don’t even want to think about it.  Ready or not, the cold breeze in the northern Minnesota has already started peeking through.  I picked my last batch of blueberries about two weeks ago.  I was not happy about that because both my hubby and I enjoy drinking fresh blueberry milkshakes.  I stocked up a few quarts of wild blueberries in my freezer but I am pretty sure that …

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First Home Village Visit

 photo IMG_0304-1_zpstg1utwet.jpgThe next day after the pool and dinner get together with friends and siblings, my new hubby and I went to my home village. It was his first visit to the place where I grew up. He was surprised when all of the neighbors and their children came to meet him. He said that he felt like he was being treated like a rock star, especially from the kids. I told him that kind of treatment was normal there in my village, especially if you were a foreigner.

We spent the day there in the village eating my favorite dishes …

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Health & Beauty

Fitness Gadget

 photo DSC_0021_zpse8a1e4bd.jpgThis is my fitness companion. I have been using this watch for some time now, especially when I am running, doing yoga or zumba. I even use it when doing household chores because I am curious how many calories I burn just doing regular things around the house. The device is definitely the best fitness gadget I have ever had. Having the information available on my wrist is very helpful and motivating. It helps me motivate more than usual. It makes it more fun to go out and run.

This LifeTrak Move C300 keeps track your daily activities.  You can …

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