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How to (Really) Get Your Toddler to Sleep

Let your little one sleep with the easy tips I'll give you!

How to Make a Mosaic Heart Box

Making a heart box is easy! Check out how you can make one.

Dads Don't Just Wear Ties

Dads play a vital role for child development. Find out how so you'll get to love your Dad even more!

Earth Needs Moms

We love our moms but let us find out what they can really do for us and why Earth needs moms.

20 DIY Loom Bands Bracelet + 15 Creative Ideas

Still can't move on from the loom band craze? Get some more ideas here.

DIY Foodie: Sleepy Bear Breakfast

Your kids will be very excited for breakfast if you serve the simple egg and rice in a creative manner like this!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Moms Think They Fail At Parenting But What The Kids Say Will Melt Your Heart (VIDEO)

When I was younger, I like going out with friends at any time of the day to just loiter anywhere or to do different activities related to organizations we are involved with. During those days, I never thought of having kids and I always had that fear of having one because I think it is tough to raise children.

When I got pregnant with my first born, I was enveloped with worries and I always questioned myself if I am capable or raising a child. Good thing my mother is there to help me take care of my daughter especially in the early weeks of her life. The same happened when I had my second child, I still worry about being a mom.

Challenges of Being a Mom

As we all know, being a mother isn't just about keeping the kids alive and healthy. It is more than that. We have to make sure that they are well-groomed, they get the proper education, they learn how to deal with other people and much more. But no matter of hard it is, we give our utmost effort to teach them everything that they need to know- most of these are also from our own mothers.

Like most moms, I also ask myself if I am a good mother. Am I doing everything the right way? Will my children grow up into responsible and respectful citizens? Did they learn something about the Bible and would they apply it in as they grow up? Am I giving them the right amount of food or are they getting enough nutrition? Am I too strict? Did I go beyond the line when I disciplined them?

A Moving Video



While browsing Facebook, I saw a touching video wherein moms of different situations and professions were interviewed. Most of them are not sure if they are able to give their kids everything that they need. Since most of them are working moms, they feel like they are not giving enough time for their children. They are guilty about it and are even afraid of what their kids think about them.

When the kids were interviewed, their answers are surprising. They understood why their mothers need to work and despite the lack of time, they still appreciate their mothers and all of the children expressed how much they love their moms. The video from Fern-C is indeed very tear jerking because of the responses of the children.

It shows us that if we give #KalidadNaAlaga to our children, we would definitely be successful in parenting. One way to do that is to make sure that they are healthy at all times whether they are inside the house or outside. Aside from giving them healthy and nourishing food, it is also recommended that they take Vitamin C which will protect them from different kinds of disease.

And one good source of Vitamin C is Fern-C Kids which is formulated with Zinc and contains Sodium Ascorbate. With Vitamin C and Zinc working together, our children can surely build a strong immune system. As for Sodium Ascorbate, it is a non-acidic form of Vitamin which is different from Ascorbic Acid. In short, Fern-C Kids is perfect for our kids and if we give them one, they will surely feel how much we love them and care for them.

A Relieving and Touching Assurance

After watching, I remembered how my daughter would give me notes almost every day to express her love and appreciation. Sometimes I think it is funny but at the same time, it is very heart warming. Ever since my 5-year-old learned to write, she would always write "I Love You Mommy" on small pieces of paper or on large sheets.


kid's letters

Sometimes she writes "You are the best mommy ever" and she would make drawings and different kinds of stuffs that she calls "crafts" and she would give it to me as a surprise. I always keep everything she gives me even if she would repeatedly write "I love you mommy." She would also apologize every time she makes a mistake by giving me a note that says "I'm sorry mommy. I will not do it again."

Aside from that, she always says "I love you" without any reason at all. She would just come to me, hug me and say her magic words. Although I am already used to all of this, I am always happy that she thinks I am the best mom. According to her, I am the only mom who is perfect for her. Isn't that touching? I wonder what my son thinks about me. I would need to wait until he can talk since he is just 6-months old now.

mother's day letters

For me, the words of my daughter is an assurance that even if I have doubts about myself as a mom and even if I have shortcomings, everything is enough for her. She even thinks I'm perfect even if I know that I'm not. It is amazing that other kids also look at their moms this way. This only shows that everything we do as a mother is valued by our children. Because of that, we should not be afraid to trust our instincts and just give the best that we can.

For sure, our mothers also felt this way but now that they are grandparents, they have earned the crown of wisdom and we are blessed that they can give us parenting advice based on their experience. With the help of our moms and our motherly instinct, we can surely give our children what is best for them. If you are unsure about it, do not hesitate to ask your kids for their opinion. Sometimes, kids know something that we mothers are not aware of.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Join the Treat Yourself Mothers Day Giveaway!

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Creative Ways to Display Your Child’s Art

When your children first start bringing artwork home it’s incredibly exciting. You are happy and proud to display it. Then, after a few years, the fridge is covered with their creations and you’re starting to run out of space. You feel guilty for considering throwing it away, but there’s nowhere to put it. Here are some creative solutions to your problem.


Create a Themed Gallery

A gallery of work can look cool, especially if there is a theme. If your child likes to draw animals or faces, frame all these pictures and display them as a gallery on one wall. You could make sure all the frames are the same style and shape or be a bit more random and quirky. Let your child help you decide. To make them feel extra special, ask them to draw specific things to fill some gaps and complete the gallery.

Hang a Feature Piece

Buy a large canvas and some paints and let your child create a large feature piece to display on the main wall. Let them have fun using different colors and tools.

Make a Collage

Display your child’s work while inspiring them to do more by making a collage on a wall featuring their artwork. Include their paintings as well as photographs and art prints. Explain to them who the artist is and what else they did. You could even visit a gallery together.


Upgrade the Fridge

Hanging pictures on the fridge is the traditional way to display our children’s art, but it can look messy and cluttered. If you’ve got a large fridge, consider buying magnetic frames to house the pictures to keep it neat, tidy, and stylish.

Frames

Frames make everything look more stylish and professional. Even childhood scribbles. There are many different options when it comes to frames. You could make your own, restore some antiques, use quirky modern options, or even paint frames on the wall around the painting.

Miniatures

If you want to display all the work but don’t have much space, miniature prints are a fantastic idea. Take photos of your child’s pictures and have them printed out in business card size. Then lay them out on a large card mount, stick them down and frame the whole piece.


Alternative Hanging Solutions

Frames and walls aren’t the only ways to hang pictures. You could hang them on a metal rod, a clothes line, on clipboards, or stacked on floating shelves.

Transfers

Use extra special pieces to create unique and personal homeware. Pictures can be printed on tea towels, cushions mugs, and on other homewares. These also make fantastic gifts for family and friends.

Consider a folder for the pieces you don’t want to hang then let your children help you chose which ones to hang and where they want them. Hanging children’s art is a wonderful way to make them feel special and loved while encouraging their creativity, boosting their confidence and letting their imaginations grow. A small gesture to you can be incredibly meaningful to them.

5 Tips to Help You Keep Your Home Office Organized

Your office at home is important to your business. If you can’t find important documents or your office desk is too cluttered to be able to undertake any paperwork, it’s time you got things in order to make working at home easier. The best way of decluttering your office is to keep things organized and create places for everything you need. Here are five top tips that will give you the home office that you’ve always wanted.


Keep Your Home Office Organized

1. Label Everything

You can never have enough rolls of labels at your disposal when you have an office at home. Invest in a good label maker and purchase Dymo address labels so you can label everything. This doesn’t mean you have to label items such as your computer screen to let you know it’s a computer screen, it just means you should consider labeling the different drawers of your filing cabinet, or the various folders and boxes you have in your office. It will make finding important documents much easier and you’ll find that efficiency is much higher when you’re working.

2. Keep Documents Color-coded

While labeling your folders, boxes and filing cabinet drawers will let you know what’s what, you should still color-code important files and folders so you know exactly what you’re looking for. You can use a green folder for anything financial, a red folder for personal affairs, and a blue folder for insurance documents – the list goes on.


home office organization

3. Create a Shredding & Printing Station

Make room for your shredder so you can shred unimportant documents once you’ve built up a reasonably sized stack. Once you’ve read a document and it’s not worth keeping, neatly stack those documents in a pile so you can shred them later. It’s also wise to create a station for your printing needs so you can easily print and label documents ready to be posted without having things lying around.

4. Invest in a Filing Cabinet

A home office isn’t a home office without a good filing cabinet for you to keep your documents organized. With a filing cabinet, you’ll be able to keep your different document types in separate drawers, or you’ll at least be able to separate them by using the color-coding method stated above.


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5. Store Accessories in Containers

If you have a variety of pens you need to keep, invest in a good pen pot to hold them together so you can keep them all in one place. Invest in multiple containers for other accessories such as staplers, hole-punchers, markers, blank paper etc. If you keep accessories together you’ll know exactly where they are when you need them, instead of them being piled on your desk where you need room to work.

An office environment needs to be clean and decluttered. If you can work more efficiently, you’ll be able to get more done, which is the main benefit of having a home office that is clean and well-organized.

Tips to Consider to Help Keep Your Garage Clean

Whether your garage is just a normal built-in garage or one of those steel buildings at the bottom of your driveway, it’s nice to keep it clean and tidy because you never know when you’ll need to take tools or other items out of it. A lot of homeowners don’t use the garage for their vehicles; they just use it as a dumping ground for unused items and tools. Your garage doesn’t have to be a dumping ground as it can be another place for you to enjoy instead. 

If you’re looking for ways to keep your garage clean and tidy, have a look at some of the information below that will help you in the process.


Take Everything Out and Start Again

If you want to keep your garage clean it’s important you have a space for everything, and being able to create a space for everything will require you to take everything out to sort out completely. Start by taking every single item out of your garage and then consider how best to organize everything. Once your garage is empty, give it a spring clean to remove dust and cobwebs and then consider doing the same to every item you’re going to store in there again.

Get Rid of Useless Items You No Longer Need

If you’ve got a broken lawnmower sitting right next to your working new one in your garage, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t chuck the broken one out or at least get it repaired so you can sell it. The garage doesn’t need to have rubbish stacked in it or items you don’t use anymore so give it a good clear out and you’ll find you have much more space to work with when it comes to finding a place for everything.


Create Cabinets & Other Storage Space-Savers

Home-made cabinets are a fantastic way to keep your garage in tip-top shape. Cabinets provide room for your tools and other products such as used paint cans and car care products. Building shelves is always a terrific way to take advantage of the higher space and there’s no reason why shouldn’t bang nails into the wall so you can hang hand tools such as hammers and handsaws for you to be able to easily access when you need them.

Paint Your Garage Floor

A lot of homeowners turn their noses up at the idea of painting their garage floors, but you’ll find it’s an effective way to keep the floor spick and span. The process of painting your garage floor is very easy and even though many homeowners feel it is an expensive project, it’s actually affordable and will cost you around $30-$50 to complete the project.



If you organize your garage in such a way so you can take advantage of all the space on offer, you’ll find keeping your garage clean is very easy and you’ll only have to go out there once every few weeks to give your newly painted floor a sweep.

Image: California Closets HQSGA Architecture

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Why Bottled Water is Destroying our Environment

These days, we refuse to drink water if it is not filtered or distilled because of the fear of having diarrhea and other water-borne diseases. We are even more particular about the brand of bottled water that we give to our kids. While our children are safe from any sickness, the bottled water that we consume every day has a diverse effect on the environment.

As regulated public water supplies and sewage systems begin to age and degrade, so does the public’s opinion regarding the safety of tap water. In recent history, reports accumulated, asserting that components found in public water supply may, in fact, be harmful, if ingested. This lead to the creation of the bottled water industry. Valued in the billions, the bottled water industry has high hopes of replacing tap water as the primary source of drinking water. But for those of us seeking clean & clear water that is environmentally responsible, we must question if bottled water is the answer.

If you take a closer look, you’ll find that bottled water is not environmentally responsible, nor is it a safer option for drinking. For more information on the safety of bottled water, click here.


Bottled Water Environment

A Landfill Nightmare

While awareness is increasing, leading to higher rates of recycling, less than half of all plastic water bottles used are recycled. Get the facts, by clicking here. This is overwhelming our landfill capacities and could be for quite some time as some plastics can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. Not to mention, that while the bottles are recyclable, the caps are not.

A Waste of Water

From a “water footprint” standard, meaning the aggregate amount of water it takes to produce bottled water, an average of 3 liters of water are required to supply just one liter of bottled water. You don’t have to have a Ph.D. in math to know the numbers just don’t add up.


Why Bottled Water is Destroying our Environment


Animal Threat

As increasing numbers of marine life and aviary species are found washed up along our shorelines, we are beginning to get a more complete picture of just how damaging these little plastic bottles and bottle caps really are. Upon dissection, many of these animals, from birds to whales are found to have staggering amounts of plastic in their digestive systems. One albatross alone had a record 119 bottle caps embedded within its digestive system.

Air and Water Toxins

Aside from the BPAs and contaminants found in the bottles of water, we must also consider the environmental impact the production of these plastics make. Environmental impacts report that PET plastics (plastics used for making bottled water) emits 100 times the amount of toxins used to make a glass capable of holding the same liquid volume. Get the facts here. In fact, the production of plastic accounts for 14% of toxic emissions into our air and water.

The good news is, the business sector is making great strides to find solutions for our bottled water crisis. From reusable travel mugs and canteens to the latest in water filter technology, anyone looking to do their part to protect the environment has a lot of cost effective resources to do so.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Amazing Backyard Ideas For Sustainability And Long-Term Functionality


Although we have some basic inkling when it comes to a backyard, we can never be certain whether an idea will fit our property. Furthermore, you might even get something that looks amazing on paper investing a lot of money and time into it just to be disappointed after a few months.

Amazing Backyard Ideas For Sustainability

This is mainly due to the fact that people see backyards as something that should provide them fun and exciting moments. We rarely think about backyards functionality and whether we really need particular improvement we thought about introducing.

In order to help you out, I made this article. Every idea is based on sustainability and long-term functionality. No matter what you decide to put out of these, they will work out.

1. Water tank

Water tank

Water barrels have existed for quite a long time. Having that in mind, water tanks are like children in comparison. Nevertheless, they are a concept that works.

So, what are water tanks? They are a type of water collection system that picks up the rain, stores it and then, with a water pump, drives it to your home. This water can, later on, be used for drinking and other stuff such as cooking meals. You can buy water pumps at forpumps.com.au, they offer 30 days return policy too.

Tank and pump can be rather expensive but they are a great long-term solution that will save you a lot of money. They are especially great if you have a lot of space in your backyard and are uncertain what you wish to do with it.

2. Solar collectors

Solar collectors

Most people see solar panels as something that can be placed on the roof. But you can also put them in your backyard as long as there is a direct line from the Sun to them.

Solar collectors are rather inexpensive nowadays especially if we compare it with several years ago when they were a luxury. In fact, there are a lot of countries that are stimulating homeowners to purchase one. There are tax breaks, subventions and other forms of financial assistance.

And, why should you get several solar panels? They are really great in the long run and will save so much money for you. It is especially great if you consider that this small move will reduce weight from local government shoulders.

3. Gardening

Gardening

Several years ago, no one could’ve expected that homes in urban areas would start growing their own vegetables. But, with the recent recession and a lot of people staying out of jobs, this has become a really amazing way to feed your family.

Planting fruits and vegetables is another sustainable way of running your household. Instead of paying so much money for organic food, you can grow it yourself.

Another great benefit when you have your own garden is that it allows you to control everything. In other words, you can be certain that you’re eating food without any additives or potentially hazardous matters.

Lastly, gardening is something that will keep you in shape at all times. No more need to pay for an expensive gym membership!

Image source: Caterpillar HouseGreen Greenberg Green House and SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit To The Dentist

There are few things scarier than a masked person who wants to drill holes in your teeth. The dentist can be a stressful ordeal for adults, but for children, this can lead to teary eyes and an illogical fear that only small children can feel. General dentistry for children typically begins around the age of one, and regular checkups are scheduled every six months thereafter. 

Many toddlers develop feelings of trepidation leading up to dentist appointments. The good news is that with some basic behavior training you may be able to ease the nerves and have a fantastic trip to the dentist office. A positive trip to the dentist starts with proper hygiene on a daily basis, a parent who sells the dentist as a fun place and having a reward system in place to reinforcement appropriate behavior.

General dentistry for children

A great visit to the dentist starts at home. If your child brushes their teeth and uses floss at least once a day, then they will most likely have no problems. For the most part, if a child is used to cleaning their teeth every day and understands the importance of proper hygiene, then they will generalize dental hygiene behaviors to include the dentist's office.

Our kids are constantly taking in information and watching our reactions to learning how they should respond to certain situations. It becomes the parent's job to hype up the dentist to sound like a fun new activity they get to do. If a parent jokes about the dentist being scary, or an older sibling says that it hurts, the child will mostly likely develop anxiety about their upcoming appointment. 

In the week leading up to the appointment, you could find a fun children’s book to read together and talk about what happens during an appointment. In behavioral terms, this is called priming, where we are preparing a child for what is to come. It is very important to tell your child that it will not hurt at all and it will help them stay healthy and not have stinky breath. You should make the day of the appointment a special day, and make it sound like an exciting activity.


For some children, the dentist is an intimidating undertaking that requires heavy coaxing to make it through the day. A reward system could be exactly what you need to have a tear-free day at the dentist. The most important thing to know when setting up a reward system for your child is that the reward should equal the output of effort required to do go to the dentist and behave appropriately. This will vary depending on your child. 

Some children just won’t be able to make it through a full visit without engaging in a maladaptive behavior. One option is to set a timer and every 10 minutes they sit in the chair without a problem behavior they get a 2-minute break from the dentist to play a game. These breaks help the child understand that the appointment will not last forever, and they can access preferred activities if the engage in appropriate behavior.

How to Get the Best Window Treatment for your Home?

Windows are an integral part of any home. These are the elements that make the home worth living, because of the ventilation and light that they permit to come inside the home. These are essential things as they let the stale air out, fresh air in, and also prevent entry of bacteria, fungus and dust mites into the house. 

But, this is also a fact that no one wants an unrestricted flow of wind and light into their homes. They always want only the right amount of wind and light that they require for a healthy living. This can be achieved with the help of the window blinds. The best way is to get the custom window blinds because they give you a great way of controlling the amount of light and wind according to your preference.


There are many styles to choose from as far as the custom window blinds are considered. Depending on your preference you can choose the style and color that you want. The best thing is that these are available in all the home improvement stores and you can easily find a vendor to get these blinds at your convenience.

The blinds are made of many kinds of materials such as:

• Aluminum
• Wood
• Bamboo

The aluminum blinds are very light in weight and still provide you the perfect protection from the light and wind.

Wood is a great material that not only gives you complete protection from outside temperature changes but also helps you make your home look great.

Bamboo is a great material that affords all the advantages that wood has and is also cheaper than wood. It lasts a good time and can be replaced at will, because of its low cost.


Most of the people who get these custom window blinds are most concerned about their cleaning. The cleaning of the window blinds depends on the material that is used to make them. The aluminum blinds can be cleaned using a damp cloth or just a piece of damp sponge. You could use a mild detergent with cold or lukewarm water for stains that are tough, or you could just dip the whole blind into a bucket of warm water with soap.

However, it is the wooden blinds that need a lot of care. Because a lot of moisture can destroy your blind as it may bend due to exposure to water. It is always preferable to get the wooden blinds polished once in a while. To keep the wooden blinds hassle free, you can fabric pleat the blinds. This will prevent any dirt to settle on the blinds and you will not need to clean them at periodic intervals.


The wooden blinds are definitely something that will need you to invest a lot of your money. But this does not mean that people who have limited budget cannot afford to have window treatment at their homes.

In fact, there are many kinds of blinds that are available at lower costs. If you want to save money on your blinds it is important that you do not go in for the designer blinds. If you are looking for the cheapest of the blinds then these options would suit your need the best.

This is the cheapest type of blinds available in the market. This is mainly from China and it is even cheaper if you can get them from China.

These are also cheap blinds. They may be sensitive to UV rays but once treated properly, they become considerably UV resistant. They have longer life than the paper blinds and are still affordable for all the people.

Disclosure: Text and images provided by the contributor.

Exceptionally Beautiful Steel Balustrading for Your Home

Steel Balustrading systems are those systems wherein the sides of the roof, stairs and balconies are made safe and secure using various components. There are many materials, which are used to make the balustrades, and steel balustrades are now the newest trends to decorate your home. Steel balustrades are glossy, they are easy to clean and maintain and you can also customize the designs as per your need.

There are glass Balustrading systems, wooden Balustrading systems, and even wired Balustrading systems depending on your need.

What are exactly steel balustrades?

Steel Balustrade systems are basically stainless steel pipes and bars attached to frame on the corners of a roof and balconies or even a staircase. These are very important for many reasons starting with safety to beauty each and everything is covered here.

They are unique and beautiful and built to provide safety to people and enhance the beauty of the place where they are constructed. So here are some tips and ideas to make a cool Balustrade system in your home.

Steel Balustrading


Ideas to make cool Steel Balustrading systems in your home

• Try to keep a balance between the steel and glass

Steel and glass are like two distinct brothers from one mother and have been used in many places. When it comes to balustrading, steel and glass are mostly used as a covering between two panels of stainless steel to cover the space. Glass being a transparent object one can see through it easily and it looks very trendy as well.

• Always keep the Balustrading systems transparent

Transparent Balustrading is the trend of the day so you can always increase some lines of rods and pipes to make the system strong along with a handrail and then get it fixed on the stairs or rooftops and balconies. As mentioned above you can use glass as well in the empty spaces or you can just leave that place empty as both are cool and look very good. Powdered steel coatings on the balustrades make them stronger and they also last long.

• Choose the best quality steel rods and pipes

A Balustrading system may be very nicely made and designed but if it’s not strong it’s of no use at all. So, when you are making Balustrading systems at home make sure that you use the best quality stainless steel which is certified and can carry the weight of people in case they lean over it.

• Design the Steel Balustrading systems properly

There are many catalogs available online as well for you to download and choose the best Steel Balustrading systems from. Search on the web and you will find the best designs ever and then show them to your architect or designer and they either will design the same for you or even may get something better for you than what you thought they can design.

Steel Balustrading

What are the benefits of steel balustrades?

•Stainless steel is a highly affordable and easily accessible material. Cable railings and pipe balustrades are some of the things that you can make with steel balustrades.

•Stainless steel balustrades are extremely durable and they are not susceptible to extreme weather conditions like snow, rain, frost and excess heat.

•You will get stainless steel balustrades in numerous designs and they enhance the aesthetic value of your home.

It’s your own decision as to what material comes into your house while it is being constructed so make sure that you buy the best in class steel balustrades when you are making your own house.

Disclosure: Text and images provided by the contributor.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Give French Touch to Your Bedroom with French Provincial Bed

Well, to give a romantic touch to their bedroom, often people choose French Provincial d├ęcor. In case, you want to decorate your room you must look into these few designs, which would change your perception to look for French Provincial Bed Designs. French Designs are timeless, and are popular. The combination of exquisite lines and culture is primarily paving the way for the people with a delicate taste. The unique touch of feminism and elegance will take you back to the period of Kings and Queens reign. The comfort and the beauty will simply convert your bedroom for a wonderland room of a palace.

French Provincial Bed

Types of French Provincial Bed Designs:

Headboard

The usage of the headboard and the wall next to it is a focal point in the bedroom. The bed itself takes the center stage, especially, in this particular design. The colors are muted, which adds externally to its romanticism.

Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom Design is primarily the best classic version of the French piece. It uses the elegant lines along with those beautiful curves in the furniture, apart from the bedroom accessories. It gives a typical look to the French Provincial Bed.

Pretty in Pink

The French designs are too romantic as well as charming. If used along with the French Provincial Beds, it will certainly have a soothing effect in the entire room.

Cantera Elegance

French designs are used to be the most luxurious masterpieces. On this, the bed is the focal point. It adds an extra amount of elegance to the French Provincial Beds. The color added to it makes the room appealing, inviting, and regal.

Lovely in Lilac

This type of design is used to forge and openwork beds or iron beds and adds a good accent for the French inspired bedroom. You must use the layers of lavender in this type of bedroom design. It seems sophisticated than overpowering. It is ravishing and relaxing as well.

Enchanted Oaks

The French Country bedroom designs are best suited for Enchanted Oaks. It looks kind of ethnic to the French Provincial Bed. Try to combine the bedroom with beautiful furniture with a motif of pastoral to create the French country feel.

Weston Residence

The Weston Residence will certainly give a feeling of retreat along with the dramatic valance and magnificence. French Provincial Beds with a soothing color along with the subtle patterns and textures make it an elegant French bedroom design.

Pastel Bedroom

The Pastel Bedroom adds a metallic shade to the subtlety of the openwork bed forming a silky texture. This is a kind of chic way to add the French touch in a bedroom design while boasting the Provincial Beds.

French Bedroom

If you are in love with the feminine feel that a bedroom can give, then the French Bedroom is the appropriate one. It adds to the elegant details and makes a serene retreat to the love of royalties.

French Bed


Cathy Kincaid

The French designs are very much popular in giving and using a lot of pale colors like greens and cream colors, which is used in the bedroom design. The boudoir is primarily filled with different amount of textures and patterns primarily complementing each other. It has a finish of rich and luxurious atmosphere.

The French Bedroom Company

This is also a feminine and a mellow bedroom design. It has a very intricate detail of furniture used with soft colors, which seem to be welcoming and charming.

Hence, you must have a good knowledge about the French designs when you actually design your own French Provincial Beds. There are various options to choose from that fits perfectly with your bedroom.

Disclosure: This is a guest post. All images and text provided by the contributor.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Little Adventures Giveaway! Open to US Only


Sponsored By: Little Adventures


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Celebrate! Going to the Doctor & Dentist Book Review: Teach Kids How To Avoid Anxiety During Checkups

Parents will agree that kids are anxious when it is time to visit the doctor and the dentist. They feel like they will be in pain or they will be forced to do something that they do not like. That is why it is important to prepare them for a visit to a doctor or a dentist.

We have to let them know that they will not get hurt and that there is nothing to be afraid of. Before, Bella would cry if I tell her that we will see her doctor. I talked to her about the reason why she needs to see a doctor. This way, she understood that she will benefit from her visit and that it is for her own good.

Aside from that, we also bring her to McDonalds or anywhere she wants to go after a doctor's visit as long as she isn't that sick. Because sometimes, we really end up in the hospital because we need to confine her. But if it is a mere checkup, we bring her somewhere else as a prize for being a good girl.

But another good way to encourage the kids to see the doctor and the dentist is through the Real MVP Kids book titled Celebrate! Going to the Doctor and Celebrate! Going to the Dentist. Yes, there is a reason to celebrate this and let us find out below.

Real MVP Kids

Celebrate! Going to the Doctor

The book shows us how visiting the doctor can be fun. The kids should know that doctors are their friends and will help them with their illness. The doctor will also make sure that they remain healthy and strong.

One good way to make the kids love going to the doctor is to let them pretend to be a doctor. Buy them a doctor's toy kit and let them pretend to check their toys, just like what Doc McStuffins do. This way, they will be excited to see their doctor so they will know what a real doctor does. They will surely imitate their doctor during playtime. And like Bella, your kids might even want to be a doctor too.

Celebrate! Going to the Doctor

Aside from that, you can also tell your kids that the doctor is happy and excited to see them. Then after the checkup, go somewhere fun like in the mall, a playhouse and other places that your child loves. And of course, read the Celebrate! Going to the Doctor book to them so they will know that seeing their doctor is actually an exciting day and a good reason to celebrate.

Celebrate! Going to the Dentist

The doctor isn't the only person who takes care of our health. But the dentist is also here too to make sure that our teeth and oral health is good. Many parents take oral health for granted but this is actually very important.

Parents should teach the children about the importance of their teeth. Tell them everything about the teeth. Some parents exchange their child's tooth that fell out with a coin or a gift which could also be a good idea. Although tooth fairies are not real, at least this excites kids whenever a tooth is already wobbly because they know they will get something in exchange of the tooth.

You can also read the Celebrate! Going to the Dentist book to your kids so they will know what happens during a checkup. This will prepare them for the visit and you can also convince them that visiting a dentist isn't scary at all.

Celebrate! Going to the Dentist

We know that sitting on a big chair under a bright light is scary for the kids (and even for adults too!) but you can talk to your children about this.The book also contains tips on what you can do once you are already in the clinic. You can find this at the Helpful Teaching Tips portion of the book.

Both books will surely change the way your kids look at going to the doctor and the dentist. They will realize that it isn't that bad after all. This way, you can help lessen your kid's anxiety during the day of the check-up by making it exciting for them.

Aside from the Celebrate! Going to the Doctor and Celebrate! Going to the Dentist, there are other helpful books from the Real MVP Kids like Celebrate! MealTime and Celebrate! BedTime where they can learn to enjoy daily routines and even the Celebrate! Our Differences that will teach them to love and value others.

If you want these books, you can check the Real MVP Kids website and their Facebook Page for updates.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Finding a Reliable Locksmith Service in Emergency Situation!

There are times when doors in our homes are locked and we do not know what to do in order to open it. Worse, our kids might be locked inside! What should we do? You can get help from a locksmith service who can respond at once during emergency situations. Here is a guest post from Joseph Webb that will surely be helpful for us parents.

Finding a Reliable Locksmith Service

Like any other professional service like plumbing or electrical, you can take your time to find a locksmith. Whether you have to get your locks replaced or install a new one, you have time to research well to find some professional locksmith services. Imagine being locked out of your own house. How will one manage to find such services during an emergency? In this case, you can call some emergency locksmith service that offer 24x7 emergency services only. They will arrive at your location and replace the lock or rescue you from the locked room.


#5 Tips to Find the Professionally Trained Locksmith Services:

1. Call your Friends:

Before you actually panic and feel all over the place, calm down and call your friends or colleagues. Chances are they might know a decent locksmith service. The best part is you will find the one who is located close to your location. Else, it is better to stop panic, and search for some locksmith services on your mobile instantly. Then call them directly and they will come and rescue you from the locked room within few minutes.

2. Local Locksmith Service:

Will you be interested in stranded outside your home for hours? Hence, you need to find local services. When you go online, you will find ample advertisements that are region specific locksmith services. But, when you call at the service center, it is the customer care you will be dealing with. You can ask them about their location and the estimated time that they need to arrive at your location. Then you can hire them accordingly. It is better to search for these local locksmith services previously, and save their number in your phonebook for any emergency issues.

3. Quick Review:

During an emergency, you will not have the time to call up the references and know if the locksmith service provider was actually good or not. What one can do is type ‘review’ or ‘complaint’ along with the legal business name. There are ample online sites that allow people to put product or service reviews and rate them. It will give you a quick and sure idea whether the service provider is worth hiring or not. Through your reviews, people will get to know about the respective company. Apart from that, locksmith services also provide you better performance when they get to know that you are going to post online review for their company.

Reliable-Locksmith Service

4. Prices:

When you are on the internet, you will find ample services and certainly, you will check for the quotes first. Learn about their service and transportation charges. In case the lock brakes you might need a replacement. So, it is better to talk to them and ask for the quote for your work. Then if your budget permits then you can replace the old lock, else you can get it repaired by hiring these locksmith services at a lower cost.

5. Identity Proof and Invoice:

The first thing you need to check for in the executive is the identity proof. Do not take any risk, as there might be a fraudster who might easily get an access to the home. You can always call up the service provider to know if they have sent the technician.

These pointers will get you a reliable service to get you out of the emergency. However, you need to get the locks changed. There is no way you will want someone else to have access to your home. No matter how reliable service provider you hire during such situation, you should get the locks changed for your safety.



About the Writer

This post is written by Joseph Webb. Joseph is an excellent blogger and philosophers, His keen observation to provide useful information which helps readers to get more ideas. He can be found on Google+ and on Twitter as @aussiesmag.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

10 Home Cleaning Hacks for Busy People

All kinds of homes require cleaning to function well—high-rise condos, modest apartment, or even designer prefab homes. Unfortunately, the hustle and bustle of daily life can take time away from cleaning. But don’t let work and lifestyle get away from your cleaning tasks. When life gets busy, apply these ten cleaning hacks to have spic and span rooms in a breeze.

10 Home Cleaning Hacks for Busy People

1. Clean the insides of blenders by blending soap and water

Shakes and smoothies are a sweet treat you can take any day. All’s good and well until you have to clean your blenders with sharp blades, which make the insides hard to clean.

Cleaning hack: Blend soap and water, push the button, and you’re done!

2. Disinfect objects through boiling

Most disinfectants tend to be costly and have some chemical propositions that may be hazardous to your health. Disinfecting through boiling and hot water, on the other hand, is an effective and cheap way to kill germs and avoid spreading of diseases.

Cleaning Hacks boiling

Cleaning hack: Wash and soak objects (toys, sheets, clothes, appliances) in hot water and soap. Be wary of some plastics, though, as it may melt under the heat.

3. Do a 15-minute clean up before going to bed

Dreaming of a peaceful and a good night sleep? Make 15-minute cleaning before bed a daily habit for you, your family, or your roommates. The feeling of getting everything done before going to bed is a satisfying feat. Through this, you can face the next day with no worries and dirt troubles.

Cleaning hack: Set a 15-minute timer and assign a room to clean up before going to bed. Cheers to good mornings!

4. Place a shoe rack by the door

Having footwear all over the place, especially when you have celebrations or any form of gathering can cause dirt to lie around and be a visitor in your floors as well.

Cleaning hack: Put shoe racks or closets near the door, so your visitors can easily store their shoes and keep the floors clean.

>Cleaning Hacks Shoes

5. Put microfiber cloths in easy to reach places for easy dusting

Microfiber cloths are cleaning wonders for when you need to dust away. Simply wiping will just leave the dust to settle to other places, and will add more cleaning time.

Cleaning hack: When in need of dusting, make sure to have a microfiber cloth nearby. Avoid wiping on greasy and oily materials, as it may damage the cloth and be less sufficient.

6. Mix lemon and baking soda to clean countertops

When lemon and baking soda combine, you can be sure that your surfaces will be clean in just a wipe. These two are cleaning charms and have been tried and tested already by a lot of people when it comes to cleaning. It’s safe, natural, and have few coarse chemicals to worry about.

Cleaning hack: Clean and wipe countertops and surfaces by mixing lemon juice and baking soda.

Cleaning Hacks Lemon

7. Use liquid shower gels to remove bathroom grout

Bathroom grout is one of the toughest stains you’ll have to clean and encounter. You may be squeaky clean after every refreshing bath, but your bathroom won’t be as clean as you.

To counter the grout, here’s a neat trick: use shower gels instead of bath soaps. The oils found in soap can cause grout, while shower gels have specially formulated ingredients.

Cleaning hack: Use shower gels instead of bath soap when bathing. Scrub the excess residue on the bathroom floor to clean grout.

8. Prevent rusting with petroleum jelly

It’s inevitable that metal objects will rust over time. To ensure that such objects can stand the test of time, apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to avoid rusting and be usable for a long time.

Cleaning hack: Dab petroleum jelly on certain tools, metal objects, and furniture to prevent rusting.



Cleaning Hacks Rust

9. Clean spilled glitter with clay or tape

What glitters is not usually gold, as glitters could spill on your floor and be a challenging task to clean up. No worries, though, because clay and scotch tape are here to save your day. Just place either of these two materials, and the glitter will stick to it like glue.

Cleaning hack: Pick up spilled glitter with clay or scotch tape.

10. Make salt as an alternative stain remover

Apart from delicious cooking, salt is also a great factor when removing stains and for home cleaning. Different kinds of salts (e.g. iodized, coarse) can be matched with other elements like lemon and vinegar to get the job done right.

Cleaning hack: Add salt to a mixture of water for stain removal. Its natural components can be your ally in home cleaning.

In all honesty, cleaning is both a refreshing and an enlightening experience. Nothing beats the feeling of a newly-cleaned and decluttered room where you can see spaces that weren’t freed up before.

Yes, the task might be grueling and tiring, but if you’ll look around the corner, cleaning comes with a lot of benefits. With these hacks, you can wipe your way to a cleaner home with little to no costs in no time.