Clean It For Me, Please?

I am a stay-at-home mom. I also have my own online business, I handle multitudes of blogs, build websites, do some marketing for these site... thumbnail 1 summary

I am a stay-at-home mom. I also have my own online business, I handle multitudes of blogs, build websites, do some marketing for these sites. It's simply like, I also have a job but I get to stay at home and arrange my schedule as I please. This is really great for us, because I get to be there when my husband and daughter needs me, at the same time, I have the freedom to devote as much time as I can on my online business.

But there are times, things can get really hectic and either house chores or work are relegated to the back seat because of just the sheer number of tasks that I have to accomplish. Like last week, getting sick is something I didn't plan or want to be, but these things happen. So, this week I'm almost up to the neck with house work, the laundry is piled high up, I have lots of stuff to scrub and clean, errands to run. My blogs and websites are also a bit on the stale side because of the short break. And to top all that, Christmas is fast approaching! This time were not going out of the country but we still plan to go somewhere the whole weekend, perhaps to the beach or somewhere quiet where we could have a nice family Christmas celebration.

Seriously, this is one of those times that I want to hire commercial janitorial services to just help ease things for me. Wouldn't it be wonderful if somebody could do the laundry, dust all windows and furnishings, vacuum clean (i just can't stand dust!!), change the sheets etc? For me, that would be heaven sent!

At least it would free sometime for me to update my work and be ahead instead of being always behind the deadlines. I would also get to have extra time to do some Christmas shopping (I haven't started this yet!! and I hate the Christmas rush and just the throngs of people in the malls!). I could also some little 'me time', go to a spa, a salon and have my hair treatment which I seriously haven't had for six months (a crime if you ask me..:D), or just to have coffee and girl talk with friends..

Don't I just wish I could hire cleaning services? Makes me think of really checking if these are available here in Phnom Penh...


A Cute Pig Cup..

Just something I found funny... It's cute but I'm not sure I want to drink from a cup that makes me look like an piggy.. thumbnail 1 summary
Just something I found funny... It's cute but I'm not sure I want to drink from a cup that makes me look like an piggy..

Stop Procrastination and Have More Time To Accomplish More

Stressed out because you always seem to ran out of time? Are you always rushing about especially near deadlines? What could be the reason fo... thumbnail 1 summary
Stressed out because you always seem to ran out of time? Are you always rushing about especially near deadlines? What could be the reason for this? You might be taking on too much task that you can handle yourself, you don't get help or you simply don't delegate. Another big possibility is that you are not organized and delaying or your procrastination habit is getting in your way of accomplishing important things.

It's easy to develop the habit of procrastination. Who doesn't want to lie low or stall a task that is unanticipated? But the moment you start delaying what needs to be done, it'll be a habit in no time. Procrastination will then be detrimental to you being more effective in managing your job or your home.

It might be easy to fall into the procrastinating pattern but it is a lot harder to beat it. Hard but not impossible. However, recognizing and facing the problem and coming up with an organized and realistic plan to beat the habit is a positive way to get started.

Start by evaluating yourself. Notice your habits. Some things might be so ingrained to you and come out naturally without you realizing its already a procrastination habit. Don't be too hard on yourself, evaluate yourself slowly and honestly. It might take sometime to fully recognize your procrastinating ways, the tip is to pick out a task, example: bill payment tasks. Analyze your current habits with regards to this particular task, break it down and see where your errors are. Knowing the little ways we delay or procrastinate would help us overcome it easily.

Once you're able to identify your specific procrastination habits, then take time to plan how you can manage your time more effectively. Example, bill payment delays might be easily overcome by organizing your bills based on their due dates. Marking these dates on your daily calendar might also help remind you of the pending task. In terms of projects with deadlines, instead of cramming and panicking when the deadline is near, it is a good idea to practice working on it bit by bit, or a daily basis. Also, learn how to delegate and ask for help if you are physically incapable of accomplishing the task.

Keep yourself motivated to be on time and organized. Rewarding yourself is a good idea to keep on track. Don't wait until you have accomplished a big goal before giving yourself a 'pat on the back'. If you were able to do all your housework in time then have a good soak in a bath or have a pedicure or whatever you fancy to reward yourself.

Make a personal commitment to break the habit. Promising yourself that you would avoid the delaying tactics is a start. Another good idea is to tell someone else about your commitment. Involve others in your quest to improve your time management and organizing skills. You might want to solicit your family's help in setting deadlines or reviewing your results. That way, someone else will be setting expectations for you would most likely to boost your commitment to achieve your goals.

Constantly remind yourself about the positives of managing your time effectively. For one, being organized would give your more time to do whatever you enjoy.You'll be less stressed and pressured because if you are not procrastinating, you don't need to cram or rush after too many tasks.And finally, the sense of accomplishment, of completing a job is surely a major motivator for anyone wanting to get rid of their procrastination habit.

Knowing More About North Seattle Homes

Among the many cities in USA, Seattle is one place that many people would like to live in. Elegant and safe neighborhoods, business services... thumbnail 1 summary
Among the many cities in USA, Seattle is one place that many people would like to live in. Elegant and safe neighborhoods, business services, restaurants, cafes, entertainment and add to that, Seattle is very accessible to fun activities your family and friends could engage in.

It's not surprising that a good number of people are looking at real estate properties in this area. And for first time buyers, the prospect of looking at different homes that dot Seattle's neighborhoods could prove to be a daunting task. For one, Seattle is a growing community of several neighborhoods and it is even referred to as the "city of neighborhoods".

Particularly if your not in this are and do not have much knowledge about the neighborhoods, the a real estate firm like MyNorthSeattleHome.com can be of big help in your quest for the right home in Seattle. This real estate firm would of course, help you find your dream home, provide assistance if you are relocating, guide you in making wise home purchasing decisions, and if you are also selling, a real estate agent will be helping you in how to sell, and in terms of pricing, you might be wondering - How much is my home worth? and if you are not a real estate agent you might find correctly pricing your home confusing.

If you are considering buying or selling property in this area, or you might even be unsure yet of where to settle, then have a look at this website and you'll find great ideas that will help you deal manage your home buying or selling easily.




Accentuate Your Home with Garden Planters

Adding a decorative planter , is one great way of adding some life and color to any area of your home. Even if you have a cramped space, you... thumbnail 1 summary
Adding a decorative planter, is one great way of adding some life and color to any area of your home. Even if you have a cramped space, you can still have a variety of options to highlight an area with different kinds of planters. Vibrant colored blooms can really do a lot to an otherwise blank and boring space in your garden or even inside your house.

Some might have worries that their space is too small, but no matter what size your space for your planters are, you can still make it work, just by choosing the right planters as well as the right selection of plants you want to have. Here's some tips that might be helpful for those starting out with garden planters.

1. Choose a specific area where you want to have your planter. Measure the size of the wall, this is important because this will guide you in choosing your planters.

2. Choose your planter. Have fun with this and don't limit yourself. There are great choices when it comes to planters that would suit your needs, there are window box planters, garden planters, indoor planters etc, and they also come made from various materials like ceramics, plastics etc.

3. Make sure you have an accessible water supply so watering can be easier. Make sure also that your planters have a way to catch overflowing water, particularly if you are using indoor planters.

4. Choose your flowers and plants. This time use your imagination as well as common sense too. Consider the needs of the plants, your local gardener or horticulturalist may be able to help.

5. For wall planters, it is a great idea to mix plants that grow in different heights. And as for colors, really is up to you.

6. If you want it to be more decorative, there are also stone or ceramic objects that you can add to your planters.

Locker Decorating Tips

When I was in school I just thought of my locker as a personal dumping place for my school stuff. And it's a place most people really... thumbnail 1 summary


When I was in school I just thought of my locker as a personal dumping place for my school stuff. And it's a place most people really just overlook and take for granted. But I just realized that school lockers can really also be a place where you can stamp your personality and show your creativity. Too bad I don't have any lockers now but here's some ideas for sprucing up your locker.

Think of the overall look you want for your locker. More specifically think of a single theme you want for decorating your personal space. The best inspirations are those things you enjoy doing or your favorites. For example you have fascination for say, Star Wars movies then this can be your main theme.

Start decorating your locker with that theme in mind. You can add shelf-paper, which you can easily purchase from bookstores.You can make use of movie posters or gift wrappers too. Whichever you fancy really just be creative. Once you have the material, measure the shelves (bottom) as well as the walls (if you want to decorate this as well). Shelf-paper usually comes with self-adhesives but if you use other kinds of paper, using double adhesive tapes can make it easier too.

Spruce it up more. You can add other elements like photos, stickers, mirror, magnets. The choice is really limitless, just be imaginative and stick to the theme. Don't overcrowd though.

Adding a to-do list, a calendar or a mini-white board can also be great so you can easily be reminded of things you need to accomplish.

If you have wood lockers, be careful about using pins or sticking too much stuff on it. Make sure you use items that can easily be peeled off or washed.


Pop Bottle Bench and Plastic Straw Seating

This is awesome, not to mention really innovative! When i saw this I just thought this should really go well together..:D Pop Bottle Benche... thumbnail 1 summary
This is awesome, not to mention really innovative! When i saw this I just thought this should really go well together..:D

Pop Bottle Benches a.k.a. SIE43 chair by furniture designer Pawel Grunert created for the ‘Eco Trans Pop’ exhibition. Uber cool, right? The only question I have is - is that comfy? Since Grunet is a furniture designer as well as an innovator, I'm pretty sure it is. Well, comfort as well as aesthetics is one of the primary considerations in furniture designs, right? Just the same, I really like it!
Pop Bottle Benches a.k.a. SIE43
For more of Pawel Grunert, visit his website here.

Plastic Straw Seating a.k.a. the Clutch Chair by artist and designer Scott Jarvie. Made of 10,000 drinking straws. A great ode to recycling and disposable objects. More of Jarvie's work here.


Plastic Straw Seating a.k.a. the Clutch Chair





Tips on Setting Up a Home Gym on a Budget

What's the craze about home gyms ? Well if it'll save you time, and the cost of going to a gym, then having your own gym can be the... thumbnail 1 summary

What's the craze about home gyms? Well if it'll save you time, and the cost of going to a gym, then having your own gym can be the solution to your fitness dilemma.

Some say home gyms can be expensive but still you can set up a home gym that would suit your budget.

1. If you are on a limited budget, look for an exercise machine that feature multiple functions. There are lots of exercise machines that allow you to have multiple workouts . This way you do not neet to buy individual fitness equipment for every workout in your routine.

2. Do some research about these machines with multiple funtions first before doing the actual shopping.

3. Your topmost consideration in choosing a home gym equipment aside from your budget of course is the kind of workout you want to have at home. For example if you want to have a regular cardio workout, then consider threadmill as your first equipment. Now if threadmills can be out of your budget, then there are also alternatives as cardio workout like jump ropes.

3. Garage sales can yield great finds when it comes to gym equipments. Most items in garage sales are cheap. You can also find second-hand gym equipments in classified ads and second hand stores.

4. You can also save money by checking out after-sales season promos or by buying online (be sure though about the equipment you are purchasing as well as shipping costs) or you can check out refurbished fitness units.

5. You can also have a look at home gym programs. Check the websites of these programs and if possible request a free infomation packet so you can decide which one to have in your home gym.

The Textile Chandelier

Beautiful and elegant. All in addition to being unique. That's what I thought of the moment I saw designer Judith Seng's Textile Cha... thumbnail 1 summary
Beautiful and elegant. All in addition to being unique. That's what I thought of the moment I saw designer Judith Seng's Textile Chandelier. This is a limited edition lighting fixture (only 12 made!) This chandelier was shown at the New National Gallery of Berlin and the Museum der Dinge in Berlin.
Made from torn white cotton strips anchored on a powder-coated metal frame. Judith Seng is a Berlin-based designer. See more of her work here.


Why Having Rain Barrels Is A Good Idea

You probably have a garden or you're obsessive about washing your car or scrubbing your porch clean. Either way, this could really mean... thumbnail 1 summary

You probably have a garden or you're obsessive about washing your car or scrubbing your porch clean. Either way, this could really mean consuming thousands of gallons of water each year. Everyone I'm sure would like to save from paying for and consuming this much water. Not just for financial reasons but really its doing mother nature a favor.

Rain barrels is one big way to save water and your household utility budget. It's actually quite simple, rain barrels are used to collect water runoff from your house roof. This utilize your gutter as well as a downsprout system.

Rain harvesting will save you a big portion of your utility budget and aside from that it presents some more benefits like regulating the amount of water that is deposited in your building foundation and it also controls water from going other drain systems, plus it helps prevent runoff of pollutants that could enter local water sources.


Here's some tips on installing your rain water barrels:

1. Locate your rain barrels near where you would be using it. It's a good idea too to place concrete pavement or block under your rain barrel.

2. Place a downspout hose to the end (or some rain barrels already comes with this). Add also a garden hose to the spout. This would come in more handy if you need to use your stored rainwater.

3. If you have a lawn or a garden, check also on adding a soaker hose to the spout. This would allow water to trickle directly to your plants roots. You may also connect a timer so it will turn off automatically on/off.


Home Decor Videos: Bringing the Outdoors In

You want to bring in the relaxed feel of the outdoors in your home and think its impossible? This video gives tips on how to make this possi... thumbnail 1 summary
You want to bring in the relaxed feel of the outdoors in your home and think its impossible? This video gives tips on how to make this possible.Watch designer Steve Suraci of Icarus Designs and pick some great advices on home decor..



Blending Modern Furnishings with Existing Home Decor

I stumbled across an online furniture store selling designer European furniture . It's called conceptfurniture.net and of course, I got ... thumbnail 1 summary
I stumbled across an online furniture store selling designer European furniture. It's called conceptfurniture.net and of course, I got hooked browsing their products. They have modern home furnishing that would surely make your home a standout. It got me thinking that though ideally some people prefer having just one style as a home decor, other may have existing theme or furnishing but would end up liking a modern furniture piece and they would be in a dilemma if it would fit their current decor scheme..

What I really like about contemporary furniture is that its colors and styles are easy to blend among other furniture styles. Adding one or two modern decor or furnishing in any area in your home would definitely bring out a different and refreshing look. You might want to add a modern designer sofa set on your living room to give it a splash of color and boldness or you may want
to add some modern closets on your rooms, either way this can add a fresh look to your home.

Modern contemporary furniture are a great complement to any exisiting decor. If you have existing home furnishing and you just want to put an extra modern touch to your room, then keep in mind that the furniture you choose will blend in with the exiting furnishing.

If you are starting from scratch then its simply a matter of picking our which furnishing you want to be your focal point. Say, in your kitchen you can choose a contemporary kitchen table and chair set, then simply add in complimentary contemporary home accents to go with your dining set. Just like this dining room area in the photo..



A tip that you would most likely find very useful is to learn about colors and understanding how it works. If you're serious about redecorating your home, then purchasing a color chart is a good idea. You can either go for monochromatic scheme meaning you can choose furnishings that have shades right beside the shades of your existing furnishings. You can also go for complimentary colors and choose additional furnishings that are on the opposite poles of your existing room colors. Either way is up to you and what is appealing to your senses. After all, you'll be the one using it and your home should have your individual preferences in showcase.


Make Your Home or Business Easy To Find

Our friends who come over to visit used to complain about having a hard time looking for our house. Added to not having an address plaque ... thumbnail 1 summary


Our friends who come over to visit used to complain about having a hard time looking for our house. Added to not having an address plaque in our house, address numbers here in Phnom Penh are often not in sequence. So we what happens is that our guests usually get lost. We had been thinking how we could make this easier so we have added an address plaque in our entrance. Makes it easier for the postman too so less bills are getting lost.

It's just common sense to want your address to be easily found. Especially if you are running a business from that address, adding address plaques would make it more visible and would also add value to your business in terms of business name recognition.

Address signs are easily customizable as well. You can source it in your area or you can also order it online for more choices. If you are also into creative arts, why not try to make one as a weekend project with your kids?



Easy Tips on Organizing Yourself At Home

I used to waste a lot of time looking for things I need. There are things that one should have handy yet there were times that I find myse... thumbnail 1 summary


I used to waste a lot of time looking for things I need. There are things that one should have handy yet there were times that I find myself looking for these necessary things and getting frustrated because its all buried under clutter.There are times that I miss paying some bills simply because I can't remember where I put it or I mix it up with previously settled bills. For a work at home mom that proved to be almost disastrous for me.

Time which I could have spent updating my weblogs or writing articles were simply wasted looking for stuff. And to top all that, I can't follow my schedule because I simply get caught up with things I should have taken care of first if I was more organized.

So I decided to take control and have a good look at myself, my habits and what I need. I made a list of things I need handy. Then I made sure I organized my workspace, home and myself in a way that I could easily get what I need, follow my schedule and stop wasting time. Here's some tips I have for those who'd like to get a little more organized.

1. Have a daily calendar. Make it a habit to update it. Note down your appointments, bill payment duedates, things to do etc.I find it effective to update it every evening and first thing in the morning. Find out which works best for you.

2. Having a notebook for details of your activities and projects will also be very handy. List down things you need for every activity. In my case, I have a lot of web projects and keeping track of them with no notes is hard. So I have a separate notebook for this and each web project has its own sub-heading and there I list all important things I need to remember like usernames, passwords, rss feed urls etc. You can apply similar technique to other activities like picnics and list down what you need to bring and all other important information.

3. Have a folder or filer for all your paper bills. An accordion type envelope is my favorite since I could easily segregate the paid and the current bills. Don't mix other paper with this to avoid clutter and them piling up. Throw out and put on recycling bin paper that you don't need to keep.

4. Filing systems you create should be simple. Don't create too many sub-categories and sub-headings that you get lost just looking for something. Have it alphabetical or based on date whichever is more applicable.

5. Make your own daily to-do list and place it where you can easily see it. I also find it useful if I place a schedule deadline for each task.

Most importantly, make being organized and on schedule a habit. It's easy to fall off and be disorganized again but the main technique is to be consistent and do things on a daily basis and after some time being organized will now come naturally to you because you have developed the habit already.

Stainless Steel Home Accents

Can you imagine your home having stainless steel fireplace accessories and other accents made from stainless steel? At first I thought stai... thumbnail 1 summary
Can you imagine your home having stainless steel fireplace accessories and other accents made from stainless steel? At first I thought stainless steel should just be confined to appliances or cookware but then again I was browsing around stores on home accessories and I chanced upon several with items made from stainless steel. Let's just say, I was intrigued.

Of course before, I know only home items like cookware, stainless steel mailbox, kitchenware, cutlery and other appliances are made of stainless steel materials. After a hopping around and checking out home accents made of stainless steel I am convinced that they would definitely make a unique and elegant addition to a home.

Why so? Stainless steel is stain-resistant, easy to maintain and inexpensive compared to other materials. Another reason is that its attractive, and gives off a sophisticated and modern look. And since I am a big fan of modern contemporary style I'd definitely love having home accents made of stainless steel.

I did say I did some online window shopping and here's some stainless steel home decor I found really unique and stylish..


from left: stainless steel table torch, stainless steel wall mounted wine rack, stainless steel soap dispenser

from left: stainless steel aromatherapy burner, stainless steel tea light holder, stainless steel wall mounted magazine rack,blomus stainless steel mailboxes








Colorful and Playful Bubble Chairs

Perfect for adding some color to an outdoor patio, or your kids room. My daughter got really excited when she saw this. Must be the color an... thumbnail 1 summary
Perfect for adding some color to an outdoor patio, or your kids room. My daughter got really excited when she saw this. Must be the color and it does look throughly modern yet comfy and cozy.

The bubble chair is based on the unique design of the Ball Chair originally created by Eero Aarnio in 1968. It's easy to imagine oneself relaxing inside that cute pod and listening to music or a reading good book..These chairs are customizable, and you can choose between clear, pink, blue acrylic walls and over 40 different cushion colors.



Available at EvincoDesign

Stunning Leaves Lamp from Evinco

Found this and I couldn't help but be stunned by the beautiful design. Created with 72 leaves shielding the lamp and creating a unique l... thumbnail 1 summary
Found this and I couldn't help but be stunned by the beautiful design. Created with 72 leaves shielding the lamp and creating a unique light reflection. The structure is made of twelve steel arches. The leaves are staggered and overlaps each other.


Available at Evinco Design.

Meal Replacement Shakes

I know a lot of people who are trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight and I am one of them. I've been doing a lot of research on wh... thumbnail 1 summary
I know a lot of people who are trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight and I am one of them. I've been doing a lot of research on what are the latest trends when it comes to diets and I came across meal replacement shakes.

I'm just a bit curious about it. Does anyone here have tried it and is it effective? Diet meal replacements provide an ideal combination of protein, fats, carbs, vitamins and minerals to make fat reduction easier and healthier.

I want to know how it tastes and can it really make one feel full enough... I'm thinking of trying it myself..

Tips for Making Your Own Home Garden

You have extra space in your front or backyard and don't know what to with it? Why not turn it into a miniature garden? It could also b... thumbnail 1 summary

You have extra space in your front or backyard and don't know what to with it? Why not turn it into a miniature garden? It could also be an extension of your entertaining area and would be great for weekend outdoor entertaining.

Your garden would definitely add more uniqueness as well as beauty to your home. In fact, home designing and styling is not only limited to just inside the home hence the term home and garden. And same as inside your home, the only limit of how you can make a garden is your imagination.

The first things you have to decide on is where to locate your garden. Next is the measurements. Then once you have that settled, its time to do some planning. You can hire a landscape artist or you can do it by your own. If you decide to do it by your own, you might be in for some fun time. Magazines and the internet are good places to search for ideas as well as items you can add to your garden as garden accents.

A visit to your local horticulture shop would also be great. You can source plants from there and can also get expert advice on what are the suitable plants and how to care for them.

Starting a home garden might be a bit overwhelming at first but its fun. Making this a family project would be a great idea too and a fun weekend project if you have kids who can join it. My parents house has a huge garden and it has grown to that over the years and it was all a family effort. I could still recall every weekend how we worked on plots of our own and our parents gave us the freedom to design our garden anyway we want to. And now that both of them are retired, the garden has turned out to be their main hobby. A great way for them to have lots of sunshine and exercise while doing what they love the most - gardening.

I think anyone could do just the same. Here's some tips that might be handy when you start your own home garden.

  • Start small. Select a small section of your area and start from there and then once you get the hang of it, you can expand your little garden..
  • Once you have a plan, think and decide on what type of plants to grow. Ask for expert help if you need to. Different plant species have differing needs so choose the ones that would best suit your garden area as well as your plant caring ability.
  • Having a physical plan or a simple area map of your garden is a good idea too. It would give you an overall feel of your garden and makes it easier to place plants, accents in their most suitable areas.
  • Note your garden dimensions. This is specially important in mapping and planning your garden.
  • Before you decide on the type of plants, think also of the full grown height and space needed for each type of plant. Make sure you give enough space for them to grow and it would also affect the overall look of your garden.
  • The quality of your garden soil is also important. It should be moist and doesn't easily break apart. If its too sandy or clayish then you might need to add garden soil.
  • Know more about plant caring as well as pests and insects. Don't hesitate to ask your local gardener or horticulurist for help.


Cute Countdown to Christmas Calendar

I'm already searching around for some holiday home decor and I found this cute Hable Advent Calendar available at GarnetHill . Love the ... thumbnail 1 summary
I'm already searching around for some holiday home decor and I found this cute Hable Advent Calendar available at GarnetHill. Love the cheerful holiday color! Its designed with 24 pockets each has a cute holiday applique design. Wanna have a countdown to the holidays? I bet the kids would enjoy this.



Created exclusively for Garnet Hill by Hable Construction and this item is also monogrammable so you can have it personalized and even give it out as early Christmas gift. Crafted in rayon/wool.


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Shopping Tips for Bed and Linen

For most of us, after spend a tiring day, the bed offers the ultimate comfort and rest. Whenever I am so tired or at times just feel like l... thumbnail 1 summary

For most of us, after spend a tiring day, the bed offers the ultimate comfort and rest. Whenever I am so tired or at times just feel like lazing around, I could easily imagine myself in a bed with soft pillows, a firm mattress, warm and cozy blankets. So the bed and the beddings are really the central furnishing in any bedroom.

Here's a little guide for those thinking on going on a bed and linen shopping spree. First, the basics. The bed frame. It comes in different sizes. You have the
King (76 x 80 inches or 198 x 203 cm),
Queen (60 x 80 inches or 153 x 203 cm),
Full (also called Double) 54 x 75 inches 137 x 190 cm)
Twin (also called Single) (39 x 75 inches or 99 x 190 cm)
There's also, The California King (72 x 84 inches or 182 x 213 cm) and the Extra Long Twin (39 x 80 inches or (99 x 203 cm) Note that each country/manufacturers have different standards of measurements. But the measurements above are the common/standard sizes being used.

Its important to know your bed sizes coz its what you will base on for the size of your mattress and consequently your bed sheets and linens. Mattresses also comes in different forms and sizes.

Next comes the bed linens or the bed sheets and its there to protect the mattress. Bed sheets should be selected based on different factors. The size, the fabric, the colors and design, the quality as well as your budget. To purchase a bed linen you must know your measurements first. Know the length, width and depth of your mattress before going shopping. Have a budget in mind. Some high end bed sheets could be really pricey while there are others that would fit a budget-conscious home makers price range.

Decide on what kind of fabric. Do you prefer the cool and crisp cotton or luxuriousness of silk? Then think about the color and decor of your room. Have a color scheme in mind that would match the theme of your room. Make sure it would complement well the colors and designs of other room elements like your curtains, carpets, decor etc.

Know a bit also about thread counts. The higher the thread counts the softer it gets and the more durable it is but it also means it'll be heavier on your pockets. As basic, start with a thread count of more than 250.

Another to consider when choosing bed linens is the caring and washing. Do they require too much effort like needing dry cleaning or is it just the easy wash and use variety.

Other a bedding accessories you have to shop for are your bed pillows and you have great choices in this are. Feather and foam, and in different sizes too. Other additions are comforters, quilts, duvets, bedspread and blankets..

Colorful Cube Clock

I'm always on the lookout for some trendy and unique home decor and here's my latest find. This funky cube clock displays the time,... thumbnail 1 summary
I'm always on the lookout for some trendy and unique home decor and here's my latest find. This funky cube clock displays the time, alarm time, date, temperature simply with a twist of the top of the cube. Cute isn't it? Available @ DesignWarehouseSantaFe.










Why You Need Paint Spray Booth for Car Painting

Getting your car painted professionally can be costly, so if you have the technical know how, the artistic sensibility or the desire to exp... thumbnail 1 summary

Getting your car painted professionally can be costly, so if you have the technical know how, the artistic sensibility or the desire to experiment on your car :D then why not paint it by yourself? To get started, you must decide on where you want to have your painting job done. Having a paint spray booth is highly recommended and one of the most important investments you can make if you take painting seriously.

There are elements that could easily ruin a painting job like dirt, dust, bugs etc specially in open areas . Closed spaces like your regular garage also poses a problem as it doesn't have the required ventilation. So having a paint spray booth helps eliminates these problem.

Remember car painting is a delicate process but not one that can't be done. Paint spray booth has some basic features that you have to keep in mind if you want to have one installed. It usually has a ceiling, a good ventilation system and four walls. The ventilations system should be chosen with care as this prevents fumes from gathering around the booth. Air filters are usually also present in the ventilation system to filter out dust and dirt. Some spray booths also includes a heating lamp to help paint dry faster.

The lighting is another thing to be considered. Auto painting uses some hazardous and flammable materials so paint booth lights should also be chosen with care and pick one that is safety approved and explosion proofed.

There are ready made paint booths already available in the market but it is quite costly for something you would not be using frequently. But if you have a little knowhow and some technical advice here and there, you can actually also build your own spray paint booth. You local hardware could be an excellent resource. For lighting needs, Magnalight.com by Larson Electronics has good choices.


Fun Neon Mirrors

The Neon Martini Olive Mirror and the Neon TV Wall Mirror, either of these would make a funky, unique and colorful addition to a room, a bar... thumbnail 1 summary
The Neon Martini Olive Mirror and the Neon TV Wall Mirror, either of these would make a funky, unique and colorful addition to a room, a bar or a family den. I like the retro feel to it and would really liven up a corner. This trendy items are all available at SexyFurnishings.com



The Neon TV Wall Mirror (also comes in Blue and Orange shades)



Neon Martini Olive Mirror


Unique Nelson Marshmallow Sofa

When it comes to seating furniture comfort and aesthetics should really blend in together. And this came to mind when I came across the Geor... thumbnail 1 summary
When it comes to seating furniture comfort and aesthetics should really blend in together. And this came to mind when I came across the George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa. It looks modern and chic and its quite difficult to believe that this design has been turning heads since 1956. This makes the design an all time classic.

18 pieces of 10-inch marshmallow-like cushions arranged to float on a steel frame. Durable, colorful, stunning and comfortable.





Know more about the Nelson Marshmallow Sofa as well as other innovative furnishings @ Herman Miller's Website. They also have a listing of their authorized online retailers as well as store locations.

Wishing For A Lush Tropical Family Vacation

It's raining like mad in Manila and here in Phnom Penh its raining every now and then too. And since were on the "ber" months ... thumbnail 1 summary
It's raining like mad in Manila and here in Phnom Penh its raining every now and then too. And since were on the "ber" months already, its getting cold and breezy already. Makes me wish I was in some tropical island and resort like the Negril Jamaica resort, sunbathing, snorkeling, playing beach ball with my family..

I'm a bit fixated with Jamaica, Bahamas and all those little tropical islands. I know I'm from the Philippines where you will be spoiled for choices when it comes to beautiful beaches, resorts and the sun. But at times I want to check out what in the tropics in the other side of the world and book myself and my family an all inclusive vacations in any of those lush resorts.

Another reason I'd loved to go there is that they have great resorts, well-thought of tours and packages for every budget and lots of activities like nature tours (falls, canopy etc), horseback riding, deep sea fishing, dolphin cove visit, parasailing, rafting, biking, undersea tours, museums, and shopping! And those are just some of what you can do, so there's something to do for every member of the family! Definitely a great family vacation destination.

Some areas are popular with crowds like the Doctor's Cave beach in Montego Bay while some others tend to be quiet and relaxing like those near Ocho Rios and Runway Bay. I prefer quieter yet easily accessible places so I'll probably pick a resort in Ocho Rios or book myself a suite in the Ocho Rios hotels.

See I've even done plenty of research on where to go. :D I just wish now that our schedule and finances permit..


Modern Bedroom Furnishings from eRoomservice

eRoomservice.com has such a fab collection of modern furniture and what particularly stands out from their gallery is their modern bedroom ... thumbnail 1 summary
eRoomservice.com has such a fab collection of modern furniture and what particularly stands out from their gallery is their modern bedroom furnishings.

Bedroom furniture for me is one that is easy to get if prefer modern contemporary look. One of my favorite beds that truly embodies the modern contemporary look is the platform bed. Why I love it? It's sleek, easy on the eyes, gives the room a less cluttered look and if you're not a big fan of box springs on your bed, then this could be the choice for you.

The base of platform beds usually consists flat, hard, horizontal surface meant to support the mattress. The mattress is then placed directly placed on top of the surface eliminating the need for box springs. Modern platform beds usually feature sleek lines, minimal embellishments, solid colors. A big number of platform bed designs are also incorporating European and Asian styles to come up with a uniquely contemporary platform bed design. Here's some of my picks of platform beds from eRoomService.com.









And eRoomService is not only limited to platform beds but they have a wide range of bedroom furniture you can choose from. From bedroom sets, to leather beds, nightstands, dressers, mirrors, armoires etc, practically everything you need to come up with a "uniquely yours" modern contemporary bedroom.

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Sabi Modular Sofa, Paola Lenti Collection

I just love the cool and laid back look this modular sofa in wood and abaca colour projects. It simply invites you to kick back those heels,... thumbnail 1 summary
I just love the cool and laid back look this modular sofa in wood and abaca colour projects. It simply invites you to kick back those heels, relax and just laze around. This ingenuous modern outdoor furniture is designed by Francesco Rota and available from Paola Lenti.

Made of stainless steel with a natural wood base and that beautiful upholstery is directly woven into the structure. Seat cushions and covers in matching fabrics are also available.

Royal Botania's Wave Outdoor Hammock

I told myself its time I get down and update my blogs but I've just spent the whole afternoon on Facebook (it's addictive! especiall... thumbnail 1 summary
I told myself its time I get down and update my blogs but I've just spent the whole afternoon on Facebook (it's addictive! especially if you're living away from family and friends :D). I did browse also on sights for home interior decor trends and I ended up falling madly in love with this modern outdoor fixture from Royal Botania.




I love hammocks and I wish I could get my hands on this! Outdoor hammock thoroughly redesigned to get a modern and chic look. Another thing I love is the idea of a canopy to give shade. The Wave Outdoor Hammock is designed by two Swedish designers - Erik Nyberg and Gustav Strom.

Royal Botania is a Belgian company and a specialist in exclusive garden furniture.


The Magnet Clock by Design Plus

I dig this! Designed by Argentinian design studio - DesignPlus - The Magnet Clock is a creative and playful way to manage and organize your... thumbnail 1 summary
I dig this! Designed by Argentinian design studio - DesignPlus - The Magnet Clock is a creative and playful way to manage and organize your day. You simply need to arrange your schedule or the series of daily activities using the magnets. Cool huh!










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