If I Need To Be Alone and Quiet, I Go To The Bathroom

How does your bathroom look like? DO you also decorate your bathroom the same way you decorate your living room? Many of us do not pay attention on how our bathrooms should look like. As long as it’s clean and spacious, it’s fine. Probably because it isn’t open all the time, that’s why we hardly put an effort in making it attractive.

For me, the bathroom is a private place of relaxation. It’s one of my favorite spot in the apartment. If I need to be alone and quiet, I go to the bathroom. I can stay there for hours thinking, writing, crying, praying and doing anything I want! If I am to renovate my own bathroom, I want it to have a complete bathroom suites, a large bath tub, minimal accessories to make it look more spacious, it has to be painted in white with a dash of earth colors for a gentle yet classic look, with white towels, some flowers and some candles to create a sense of tranquility. Check out Betterbathrooms for all bathroom accessories. They sell whirlpool baths, bathroom furnitures and bathroom taps at better prices.

If you’re thinking of renovating your bathrooms, here’s one thing that you need to consider first – choose a theme you’d like to create. It can be a traditional, modern, country, minimalist, sophisticated etc. Would you like it to be a soothing haven for your body and soul? A calming, peaceful, cool and totally simple room that can help you refresh your mind? Or do you want it colorful and bubbly? Whatever your theme is, don’t be afraid to experiment in making your bathroom achieve its individuality, reflecting your own personal taste and style. Dare to be creative. Be bold and use stronger color schemes like red and green, black and white, or orange and blue. It aint that hard, I tell you. Just get the right accessories and colors that compliments your lifestyle and you’ll be on your way to making your bathroom truly a place of solitude. Make your bathrooms look appealing to you and your guests, start your bathroom make over now!

Happy decorating!

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Apple Oatmeal Cookie

Whenever I’m free, I spend time in the kitchen either cooking or baking! I’m sharing to you one of my favorite cookie recipes. If you you need something quick,  this one is so easy to do, very yummy and healthy too. Have fun!
Apple Oatmeal Cookie

INGREDIENTS

* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup chopped apples
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup quick cooking oats
* 3 tablespoons butter, softened
* 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 1/3 cup apple sauce
ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, apple sauce, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.

 

2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal, cinnamon, chopped apples and stir.

 

3. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet to form a cookie. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.

 

You can replace the apples with cashew, blueberries or other fruit.

 

Check out myrecipes.com for more delicious and healthy cookie recipes. Enjoy!

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When Better Cars Are Built, Buick Will Build Them

From Random Pix

I love vintage cars. These are great cars that were produced about 30 to 40 years ago and maybe even more. They have so much personality and they remind me of the bygone era. Not a lot of them can be seen these days, that’s why they’re very expensive.
But why do people love vintage cars? Personally, my reason for liking it is the history associated with it. I don’t see myself buying one because, first, I don’t have huge amounts of money to shell out. And I don’t have the luxury of time to spend on restoring them. These are actually expensive cars that are high maintenance. But for car collectors and enthusiasts, owning a vintage car is a great source of pride. You know how it feels to have a piece of automotive history in your garage? I don’t! But I guess the feeling is the same as owning an ancestral house or antique furnitures. Prideful, indeed. Makes you feel as if you’re a member of an elite club.

One of the very few vintage cars that I want is that classic 1932 buick car above. Coolness! Love it. If you want to know about Buick’s current models – 2009 Buick Enclave, 2009 Buick LaCrosse and 2009 Buick Lucerne – visit The Car Connection website. My pick is 2009 LaCrosse Buick car. It’s 4-door, up to 6-passenger luxury sedan, available in 3 trims – from standard 3.8-liter, V6, 200-horsepower engine to 5.3-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine. Whether you collect classic or latest car models, Buick is a great brand which holds true with their slogan – when better cars are built, Buick will build them.

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My Dream House

What would your house to look like? What would be the color and texture of the walls and how many floors?

I’d like my house to be very homey, welcoming and contemporary. Not too much clutter, simple yet elegant design with a beautiful yard. I want it all white. The house would be sorrounded with trees, Bermuda grass all over and lots of flowers. There will be a porch which has a porch swing, where me & my future husband could sit & talk. Wood flooring, a big kitchen with an oven, a love seat and a swimming pool!

There will be wall sconce on the way to the second floor. From there, I’ll have a big beautiful bed room to share with my special one, another 2-4 rooms for the kids and a music room.

Sigh. I’m imagining too much. But I will do everything in my power to, at least, have a garden in my house someday.

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I Love Lava Lamps

One thing that is missing in my apartment is a lampshade. I used to have one but it is now no good. I’ve had it since I was in college. I often use it when doing late night reading but ever since I got busy with work, I haven’t had time to buy a new lamp shade. My lamp is usually scattered throughout my home. It’s very handy and useful. I don’t only use it for reading. Sometimes I put it in the living room, in the dining room and sometimes in the kitchen. Now that I’m moving to a new apartment, I’m definitely going to buy a new lamp to keep me company every night. My favorite right now, one that I’m planning to buy on SM next week, is a Lava lamp.

If you’re looking for the perfect place where to buy lamps, Farreys.com is the answer! Whether you’re looking for table lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, task lamps, reading lamps, piano lamps, lamps and lamp shades and torchieres, they have everything for you! They offer a wide range of styles and at the lowest prices! You may shop by lamp brand, by lamp application or by style on their website so make sure you check them out.

 

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My Dream Bedroom

My favorite part of our house is the bedroom. My own space where I can stay for hours without being disturbed. You know, growing up in a big family means sharing the bedroom with your siblings. I was fine with it but as I grow older, I need more quiet time for myself. So we had to divide that single room for me and my sister. Since then, I’m not used to sharing my bed with anyone except of course when I have no choice. It’s just a small room enough to fill with all my books and other stuff. I am planning to give it a complete overhaul in few weeks. I’m even planning to buy a slightly bigger bed.

Do you know that you spend around one-third of your lifetime lying on bed? This is why it’s very important that you get a comfortable bed and mattress for you and your family. Have you tried sleeping on a bed that’s marshmallow soft? How about lying on a bed with a hard mattress? Each of us have different preferences but I personally like my bed to be soft, warm and very modern. I’m planning to fill my room with Modern Furniture and Contemporary Furniture designs. I’m also thinking of putting a set of beautiful Italian Furniture to give my bedroom a complete modern appeal.

I’m not good with interior designing but we’ll see what will happen with my bedroom makeover. At eroomservice.com, you can order different styles of Designer Furniture that will surely give any bedroom a designer appeal. Be sure to check out their website for more information.

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Don’t you just love gardens?

I love everything about nature! I am a very outgoing person who loves all sort of adventure and I find it fulfilling to be one with nature. I love trees and all forms of flowers to grace our garden in the province. When I am back home in the province, you’ll find me most of the time in our garden resting, sometimes reading book, caring for the plants and just looking at how that flower upon flower would bloom. I could just stay there for hours watching as the leaves fall off the trees, listening to the sounds of birds chirping and enjoying the sun. Geesh, I miss home. Really. Can’t wait to go back.

Don’t you just love gardens? Last night, I was watching The Secret Garden on cable and I’m so delighted to see it. I’m definitely going home next summer and while there, I’m going to plant more flowers in our garden. I’m also bringing some Outdoor Planters. For all your garden needs (Garden Planters, High End Planters, Window Box Planters and even Indoor Planters) visit planterixchange.com for affordable Planters that will surely make any garden a beautiful place.

Too bad, my new apartment doesn’t have a space for a garden. It would’ve been nice. Well, I guess I could just put some plants and potted flowers in front of my house instead.

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Feeling Sleepless Nowadays

Been feeling sleepless nowadays. Must be because of the old rusty bed I have. If I could just buy one of these spacious, elegant and comfortable Bedroom Sets, I’d surely get longer and sounder sleep. Looks really nice. The side tables fixed to the rear of the headboard are really functional. Fully matted, finished and is built on a sturdy wood platform.

Don’t you just wish you own this moderm Bedroom Furniture? I love it. If you are a regular here, you know already that I am moving to a bigger house this coming October and I’m really planning to buy new sets of furnitures, kitchen stuff and Bedroom Sets.

I could actually ask my father to custom-build my bed since he owns a furniture shop, but the shipping is just so hard and expensive. I’d rather buy in the mall or better yet, order online. At spacify.com, you can order modern, contemporary and unique bedroom sets at affordable prices. Check out their website for the different designs, choose whatever size you want and get a quote!

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Home Sweet Home

My father is an excellent craftsman. Although he wasn’t able to acquire higher education, he is well taught and he can do a lot of things. He used to work in a furniture house abroad for 10 years before putting up his own furniture business years ago. His works are mainly high end furnitures of classic styles made of Narra and Molave wood. If you visit our home in the province, you’ll see that a lot of our furnitures are made of wood with antique styles. Many of our neighbors and close friends here in Manila have ordered custom built china wares, TV rack and dining set from us.

It does look grand and lavish sometimes but old fashioned. What’s IN right now are functional and modern looking interior design. I would like to switch from a lot of the dark wood furniture to Modern Furniture, when I move to my new apartment this October. I’m thinking of Italian furniture to achieve a modern classic furnishing. Geesh, I hope I can save enough money to buy them.  Contemporary Furniture like a modern loveseat sofa will make any living room comfy, homey and pleasing to the eyes!

If you also want to switch to modern living, find the perfect modern Designer Furniture for your house at eRoomService. Their products are well-designed, stylish, functional and affordable. With eRoomService, furnishing your dream house has never been easier! Choose their wide selection, enjoy huge savings and enjoy living the urban life like no other.

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How much time do you spend in the bathroom?

I could easily stay inside for hours if it’s a marbled bathroom with hot and cold shower room plus a nice cozy bathtub. Too bad, my bathroom is not like that at all. I grew taking early morning baths in a not-so-nice bathroom all my life. LOL. On average, I spend 15 to 30 mins. each day, depends on my mood. When I’m late for work…I could take a bath faster than you can imagine, say 3 minutes.

Someday, when I grow up…oh well, I’m a grown up already…but when time and my budget permits, which I hope is just few years from now, I’m really going to invest quite a lot of money for my own chic, stylish, sophisticated and elegant bathroom. You know, those bathrooms you see in hotels. I think they call it Bathroom Suites. It should be spacious with very contemporary colors. Something grand yet simple. Isn’t it nice to have a bathroom where you wake yourself in the morning, where you can enjoy a bubble bath on your own bathtub and where you can relax for many hours? I could probably stay there for a whole day!

If you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom to give it a new facelift, betterbathrooms.com can help you. They can make your bathrooms grand, lavish, functional, stylish, traditional but still within your budget! They offer as much as 50% discount on hundreds of bathroom products – from bathroom suites, tiles, furnitures and bathroom accessories – they have everything that suits your budget and style!

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