Benefits of Having Floor Lamps in Your Home

Whether you live in your own house or you rent a tiny apartment, a floor lamp can be the ideal solution to add some additional light to a room. Lighting is an important element for any decor, and sometimes a glaring overhead light from a ceiling fixture isn’t what a space calls for. Floor Lamps can provide softer lighting for a more relaxing atmosphere, and they can be repositioned as you attempt to come up with the perfect decor for your home.

As useful as a floor lamp can be as a source of light for any room, it can also work well as a decoration itself. A floor lamp can be a simple post with a light bulb and lampshade, or it can be an elaborate and stylish work of art that can be made the centerpiece of a contemporary living room or bedroom. There are countless lamps to choose from, many of which have been created from the top interior designers in the world. These lamps can be tailored to match any contemporary home.

Whether you want to use a floor lamp to spice up your home’s decor or you just want a convenient and versatile source of lighting, you have plenty of options available. Take a look and see what you can find.

How to share your Facebook Lookback.

1. View your lookback (https://www.facebook.com/lookback) using your Chrome Browser. Remember, this won’t work on Internet Explorer or Firefox.

2. Click the menu bars in upper right hand corner of your browser. Go to Tools > Developer Tools.

3. Click on “Network” tab of the pop up window.

4. Play the video, several times until you See a name roll through that has a type that is “video/mp4.”

5. Right click on the name/path of that video/mp4.

6. Select “Open in New Window.”

7. Right click again. Select “Save Video As” to save your video.

8. Upload it to facebook to share.

Early shopping.

It’s never too early for online gift shopping. This year, we plan to get our couple friends couple gifts. Even relatives who are married, or have been dating for years, we plan to get them couple gifts.

But for some, mostly women, we decided to add a little token. So while my brother is asking for a best casio xw-p1 at musicians friend for this year, that might have to wait for another year. We’ve already got something different for him, but still something he could add to his collection (guitars, amps, etc) for his DIY home studio.

Wants to strum.

My daughter had previously expressed her desire to own a guitar, but when my brother tried to teach her some tricks. She smiled, refused and acted uninterested. My brother said he is willing to give my daughter an electric guitar and a pignose amp should she show any interest in playing.

She also tried holding a violin (also from my brother) once or twice but my mom and I cringed on the music she produced. Of course, she’ll be needing some lessons but she refused when I offered and asked her if she wants to be enrolled to violin lessons.

But it seems that my daughter has this fascination on string instruments but can’t quite decide yet which one to play. I really hope she decides soon so we can enroll her to some lessons while she’s young.

Las Casas, Bataan

We were supposed to have our family reunion in Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar last month. But the plan was cancelled because of availability of some relatives. But yesterday, we had a chance to visit the place. It felt very like Intramuros, having old buildings and old stones on the road.

Of course, we took time to take photos around. Since we arrived the place late, we never got the chance to join a tour around. But we didn’t miss the chance to watch the cultural show. Singkil was my favorite performance.

We also had dinner at Casa Unisan. Well, for me, the food was just ok. Nothing extraordinary.

I saw the pool area already late at night. I liked how it looks, plus babies can crawl/swim on the shallow part of it.

Verdict: This is a nice place to go to for pictorials especially if you love old buildings, and you can also opt to swim after and then stay overnight. But this is not a place which you’d like to go back to over and over.

Decorating for Christmas.

When we paid our down-payment for our house, we expected to move by June 2012. And yes, like any other wives would, I expected to decorate our own Christmas tree by December that year. I had hoped to shop for personalized ornaments for 2 consecutive years now, but got disappointed.

They promised again that they will deliver next year, but I no longer have the drive to plan. Even my Pinterest boards can’t bring back the inspiration that I needed. I gave up on the dream. Sigh.

Trick or Treat 2013

Yes, this is a late post since I had a very difficult first trimester. ;)

It has been a tradition for my kids to attend Trick or Treat activities in our office. Actually the tradition starts during the months of July or August, when I would do some online shopping for their halloween costumes, then send them to my aunt, who will in turn ship them to me.

But this year, it was different. I opted to buy locally. Good thing the costume that my daughter wants was available in a local toy store.

Anyway, my daughter went to their school’s ToT day, while my son went to his aunt’s office Trick or treat a week before Halloween.

The kids were able to collect tons of candies, as usual. So when it’s time for the ToT activity in our own office, I never longer have the drive to bring them, since it was a day before the holiday, and I knew traffic would be so bad. Besides, they had enough candies that could last months!

Another one won’t hurt.

Hubby and I are both the type of person who won’t have the batteries of our watch replaced if we still have other pieces to use. So since we both have a collection of watches (don’t get me wrong, we have more affordable than expensive ones), we end up waiting to use our last piece before we go out to replace batteries of all our watches. Hahaha.

Anyway, since December is my birth month, I’ve been browsing the ladies collection of Nixon watches. I just thought I can include a piece on my Black Friday shopping list. But I guess I’ll wait for the hubby to read this. ;)

Big brother.

Theo just turned two when we discovered I am pregnant with our third baby. He was just 2 years and 3 months old when I saw two stripes on the pregnancy kit, meaning he would be just 2 years and 10 months old when I give birth in April. And to be honest, this has caused panic on my part.

How can I effectively prepare my son to be the big brother? It was easy for my daughter then because she was 5 when Theo came along. She was, at her age, already looking forward to having a baby in the house.

I tried to explain what’s inside mommy’s tummy.

Next, I assure him that I love him, I love ate Mikee, and I love the baby.

I know this is easy to “digest” now that the baby hasn’t been born. He nods, and he smiles whenever I tell him about the baby. But I know that it would be a different story when Theo sees everyone beaming at the new baby. For now, I’ll continue to pray for God’s guidance on how to balance it all among my kids.

BENEFITS OF PUZZLES FOR KIDS

Who of us remember doing puzzles as children? I know that I remember doing them and I loved every minute of it. Now a days there are so many different types of puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, broad puzzles, as well as electronic puzzles. It all depends on how deep you want to get into doing puzzles, as well as the level of difficulty that you prefer for yourself or your children. In this article we will review the different types of puzzles out there for kids.

Now when looking at puzzles for children you need to think about their age and what you are looking to accomplish. Also thinking about what a puzzle offers to child as far as improving certain skills.

Some skills that puzzles help to improve:

  1. Hand-Eye coordination & Fine motor skill
  2. Problem solving & Reasoning
  3. Visual perception
  4. Creativity and imagination
  5. Social Skills

There are several websites that are out there to give ideas on what type of puzzles for kids are available. So let us look at a few puzzles for kids in different age groups.

Puzzles for ages 4-6

  • Vee-21- Beautifully designed and highly creative puzzle – This puzzle uses large V-shaped translucent pieces. This puzzle comes with different ideas for kids and their friends and even the whole family can get involved.
  • Diamond Rainbow – This is another popular creative puzzle for kids. This puzzle is great for even the four year old child. It is considered one of the easiest but offers a challenge to all that play it.
  • Hedominoes – This is the hardest of the easy group of puzzles. It is very engaging and a great tool for learning. This puzzle for kids offers easy creative challenges.

Puzzles for Ages 6-10

  • Rombix Jr. – This puzzle uses the creative side of the brain as well as the problem solving side. The children try to create cool patterns and designs.
  • Roundominos- This is another popular puzzle and is great for children of 6 and older. This puzzle is considered tricky but also lots of fun for the children to engage for hours. The skill this puzzle helps is using strategy.

Puzzle for ages 10+

  • Lamond Hex – This is a difficult puzzle to solve. This puzzle will test everyone’s problem solving skills. This puzzle can be done with 2 or 3 players.
  • Super Roundominoes this is a larger version of the other puzzle mention early. This puzzle offers more challenges and even harder obstacles to conquer.

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