Monday, May 13, 2019

Tackling a Patio or Deck Project - How to Ensure You Get the Most Out of Your Money

It’s no secret that outdoor renovations and landscaping projects can get rather expensive rather quickly, but they can also transform the exterior into something beautiful that you can enjoy year after year. One of the most popular projects that homeowners take on is to add a patio or deck to their back or front yard. This provides them with a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, entertain, and really extend their living space. But just like any other project, a deck or patio can be quite costly.

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Here we’ll take a look at tips that will help you ensure you get the most for your money, including making that decision between deck or patio.

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Contractor Before You Remodel Your Kitchen

You can have the perfect vision of what you would want your new kitchen to look like, but it could all be ruined by working with the wrong people. You want to work with someone who’s qualified and reliable, operates lawfully, and actually understands what you have in mind. But more importantly, you want someone you can trust with your money and kitchen.

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Here are a few things you should be asking when working with a new contractor for your kitchen remodeling project.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Visit to Sky Ranch Tagaytay and Budget Swimming in Nasugbu, Batangas

I've been very quiet this past month. I was not able to blog because of joining a challenge (which allowed me to publish this and this) and spending more time offline with my family. The kids have already spent a month of their summer vacation as of this writing. What have we done so far together?

The kids have been working hard for the past school year and I'm happy to see the fruits of their labor (receiving with honors / high honors ranking) during their school recognition day and my eldest son's senior high school graduation day.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Grade 7 - 8 Art and Craft Projects (2)

The last time I posted about the Grade 7 -8 arts and crafts projects of my kids was 6 months ago. Now,  I had the opportunity to gather the other projects of my Grade 7 and 8 kids and I would like to share them with you. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

4 Simple Art and Craft Projects for Kids (17)

I only have one child now in elementary school and she's been doing all her art projects in school. Angel only brings the required materials to school and sometimes brings the finished project after her teacher graded it. Below are the projects I was able to get pictures of.

Note: By the way, I'm not so sure if these projects are really simple. Well, my daughter is in Grade 4, so definitely these are not easy for the younger ones.

1. Rose stamp using Cardboard stencil

Sometimes, the teacher asks her class to prep for their art project. Like for this art project, my daughter had to do the cardboard stencil at home. Here are the steps on how she did this.

1. Draw a rose on cardboard paper.
2. Cut out the outline of the drawn picture. Don't cut all the way through the outline or the picture won't hold its shape outline.
3. Apply poster color on the rose cardboard stencil.
4. Press a piece of bond paper on top of the cardboard stencil so that the rose is stamped on the paper.

The stamped rose on the bond paper did not completely copy the shape and outline of the rose. Maybe she could have stamped and pressed the paper firmly on all sides to get a good stamp. Thanks to her teacher for posting this picture on Facebook.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Pros and Cons of Working from Home

With the advancement in technology, it is really amazing how working from home has become possible. For instance, a client from the western part of the world can hire a virtual assistant who lives all across his world! It's really becoming a small, small world.

Working from home, or becoming self-employed sounds like the ideal life. You can get out of bed when you want, work whatever hours you feel like, and literally sit around all day in your pajamas (if you really want to). However, like anything in life, there are some negatives that come along with the benefits. You have to take the rough with the smooth.

Pros and Cons of Working From Home

Not everyone is cut out for working from home. You need to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons if you want to continue. This article will talk about the pros and cons of working from home or running your own business from home. So if you want to know if this kind of lifestyle or work is right for you, read on.

Let's see the cons first; then end on a positive note!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Preparing a High School Senior for College

My eldest son will soon graduate from senior high school. Finally! If the Philippine school curriculum was not modified to follow the K-12 program, he should have been in college two years ago.

Anyways. He already took 4 college entrance exams and is scheduled to take two more. He already passed two entrance exams. We're still hoping and praying that he'll be accepted in the top university. If he'll go to a public university, tuition won't be a problem. If he'll go to a private university, we need to look for a scholarship grant to help with the expenses. We have 5 children and we would really need the financial assistance.