Where to Dine In When in New Boston, Texas

We just moved out here in the country 3 weeks ago. It’s a big step we had to take, it is my husband’s decision to move out here and make it as his retirement place. It is peaceful and quiet out here and everybody seems to love it and enjoy the surroundings and all.

But, I on the other hand, is longing to go to my favorite stores to just you know hang out and pass time. I may eventually get used to driving 33 minutes to get to the mall, as long as I can buy the basics nearby, I guess I will be fine.

On a lighter note, we found a Chinese buffet restaurant in New Boston, Texas. I am delighted to know that I can just go there and have a taste for Asian food anytime I want since it is not very far from us. We did not expect much for a small town Asian restaurant. I have read reviews about them on Facebook before visiting them last week.

We were not disappointed, although buffet time was over when we got there. We thought that this place served tasty food. We ordered from the menu and plenty of dishes to choose from. We ordered beef broccoli, sweet and sour beef, sweet and sour chicken and shrimp. My children said they loved their food and so did my husband.

The restaurant was quiet and there were only us and another solo customer who dined in at the time, a few ordered to-go. I expected for a crowd but no, it is not in the city anymore so I must get used to going to places like this to be quiet and lots of empty chairs. Prices of food are okay.

Quality of food they serve is 8 out of 10. Ambiance is 7. Food server is 9, she was nice and kept asking if we were okay or if we needed anything. Overall, our visit to China Cafe in New Boston, Texas was a calm and pleasant experience.

I recommend this place to those who love Asian food. You can’t go wrong with this place, it’s good.

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4 Ways hemp botanicals can help with your overall wellness

There are many natural remedies that have been used for years to contribute to one’s overall wellness. Vitamins, supplements, and essential oils have been used by millions to alleviate stress, help with sleep conditions, decrease depression, and increase one’s energy. While the most potent aspect of a hemp plant are the seeds and the oil, there are ways to use the botanical to increase your overall wellness. If you are not a fan of digesting a seed that has a nutty taste, or applying oil to your body on a regular basis, you can now digest hemp in other ways such as with CBD Crystals. This article will highlight some of the main reasons that hemp is being used all over the world to increase one’s overall wellness.

  1. More Omega-3 than fish oil. If you suffer from high cholesterol and are unable to get your numbers down by eating oatmeal, taking fish oil capsules, and working out, you should give hemp a try. With more Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, the supplement can provide more fatty acid than a high dose of fish oil. As it is available in several forms, it is not recommended for frying with as it contains so much fatty acids.
  2. Low saturated fat. With a high concentration of good fats and very little bad fats, hemp offers the lowest saturated fat in its oil out of all plants. Hemp oil has been proven to help balance out hormones and assist with growing healthy hair, skin, and fingernails. While not recommended to use as a cooking oil, many choose to use it in the bathtub, on their temples, or diffused into the air.
  3. High in protein. If you lack protein and are looking for a creative way to get the recommended daily intake, hemp is a great option for you. Hemp seeds are higher in protein than many meats, cheeses, eggs, and milk. In addition, they are full of minerals and antioxidants which the body needs and craves to perform at its best.
  4. Helps manage major health ailments. Tuberculosis, psoriasis, and colon cancer are all painful diseases that have been known to show positive results when added to the diets of infected patients. There are many studies occurring at the moment that will add further proof that hemp botanicals is a positive and natural way to live a better life.

In addition to helping to manage chronic health problems, hemp can help control seizures and psychotic disorders. It can calm one’s mind and help them deal with the struggles they are experiencing.

Whether you are dealing with chronic health problems, anxiety, depression, or need to lower your cholesterol, hemp botanicals is a great way to achieve the results you are looking for. With so many positive results, you could be living a healthier life right away by adding hemp to your daily routine.

 

Not Being Surrounded by Stores Saves Me Money

I find it weird for not spending too much these days. Thanks to living far away from the civilization for it helps me tremendously from spending money everyday. Although I can very well go online and shop but it is way different when you are able to touch, feel to your skin, smell and hold the merchandise before buying it.

I guess it is an advantage for my husband, especially living out here, haha. He told me that I can stop shopping for home decors now and replied to him with a joke, “Never! Over my dead body, Lewis.” I may sound stubborn and big-headed but hey, it’s a joke and we both know he can’t stop me anyway.

A Car is a Necessity

Sponsored post. All things written here are by me.

Growing up in a third world country, never in my wildest dreams that I could learn how to drive much more own a car. Thanks to my husband who provided me with transportation. Back then, those who have cars were rich, at least that was what our impressions of people who owned cars.

But then, when I got here in America ten years ago, I discovered that cars are a necessity for everyone in order to get to and from their destinations, in order for them to function and go to work daily, running errands and the many uses of cars. It is also here in America where I get to see so many makes/models, types and body styles of cars just like what we can see on Cars.com. This website is a good site to be when it comes to searching for new model cars, looking for trade-in, buying used cars, do-it-yourself repair, repair and service and many other useful information one should want to know anything about cars.

Speaking about cars, I’d like to share mine which my husband bought for me two years ago. It’s a 2006 Lexus RX330. We bought it used and only had 60,000 mileage on it. So smooth to drive and we are totally loving it, suitable for long distance drive. This car pretty much serves its purpose for we have driven it to and from DFW metroplex and small town in East Texas feeling comfortable in those trips.

What’s yours peeps?

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Photo below is a beautiful and cute 2017 Buick Encore lifted from Cars.com website, this isn’t mine and we don’t own one. You can read its review on there site, just click the link above for it.

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I Am Gonna Miss Going to the Mall

So we have decided to move out to the country and here’s what my life is going to be in the next months and years. A life that will constantly missing going to the mall for freebies or shopping for crafts. Everything is so far away from where we are. Walmart is ten miles away, compare that to just 10 minutes in the city, we are talking about continues stopping due to traffic lights. Lowes and Home Depot are 45 minutes away including that small Asian store which we have visited for the first time last weekend.

I guess there is an advantage and disadvantage having to live far from the stores. It keeps me from spending so much money and would only go out the house if something really important I need to get. The disadvantage would be, it will require me an hour worth of driving and spend so much gas to get to the store in order to finish a project. Although there is Amazon that offers a 2-day shipping, but there’s a hella difference when you see and get to touch the exact product you want to buy so you don’t make a mistake purchasing it and save yourself from hassle of returning it.

Anyway, I am whining too much. I should be unpacking some more boxes now instead I glue my hiney on to the computer and use up a lot of our 50 gb internet data. Sucks!

 

Photobucket’s Ridiculous Pricing

I have been on Photobucket since I started blogging in 2007. I never had problems with them until recently when they changed their policy. They did not give their millions of users a chance or options on what to do with their saved pictures for decades.

I for one, was devastated when I found out that all of my images embedded to my blogs wouldn’t display unless I pay them an oozing $40 per month to embed and use their service again. June 2 a lot of their users were complaining they couldn’t access to their accounts. While I missed that hype, I can still login to mine but I fell into their trap!

I have a direct advertiser with infographic needs to be posted and I couldn’t do that due to Photobucket’s new rules. So I forcibly paid them $49.99 for the entire year which I found out this amount will just increase my storage space and still I cannot embed photos to my blogs.

I have done further reading, I still need to pay them a FREAKING $499.99 annually to use the once free service they provided! This is maddening! I can’t imagine how they pissed millions of their users. I wonder, do they even realize who ridiculously overpriced they are for such a simple service while there are other sites offer it for free? What are these people thinking?

Some commenters on their blog is predicting that Photobucket’s new policy won’t work and that they will put their business down to the drain if they continue to ask for THAT VERY IMPOSSIBLE PRICE for hosting pictures on them. GOOD LUCK PHOTOBUCKET!

4 Tips to dressing your best for work as a plus size woman

If you are a plus sized woman, you likely have a hard time finding clothes in styles that you like and enjoy wearing. Sometimes clothing looks larger on a hanger than it actually is and can therefore lack in showing off the cut and design of the garment without trying it on. The trouble is that trying on clothes can be cumbersome and make one feel defeated if they do not like how they look in a particular garment. It feels even worse than usual to those who wear larger sizes because they are constantly worried about being judged by society. What matters is who you look and feel in your clothes and your happiness with yourself will translate in to all that you do.

This article will provide some tips on dressing your best for work as a plus sized woman. People do it everyday; you are not alone!

1. Make sure that the clothes fit. The first step is to make sure that your clothes fit properly. Sometimes it can be enticing to want to purchase a larger size for comfort but in reality a larger size can make you look larger than you are. While you will not want to wear form fitting clothes that show off every curve on your body, you will want to purchase items that have a nice cut and fit to them. The clothes should also feel good on your body as you will be wearing them all day.

2. Skip the mall and buy online. Trying on clothes at the mall can be a big ordeal and is likely not enjoyable. Having to wait for a changing room after you waited for someone to check the stockroom for your size is an exhausting endeavor. In the future, try skipping the mall and doing your shopping for great work ensembles online at shops like ChescaDirect.

There are patterns, colors, styles, and sizes for all body types, shapes, and heights. You are likely to find exactly what you are looking for while shopping online. The beauty of getting an item shipped to your house instead of the anchor store in the mall, is that you can return it with the return address label if it does not fit. Better yet, you can expect to receive a refund when you send the item back.

3. Classic staples. Having a few classic staples in your closet that you can pair or mix and match with various outfits is a good idea. It makes your wardrobe look larger than it actually is and it makes you feel better about your style and what you wear to work on a daily basis. Some classic staples to consider purchasing are cardigans in various colors, slacks in black and khaki, pantyhose, and casual but nice dress shirts. Women can also have a few classic staple jewelry items such as small hoop earrings or small earrings.

4. Accessories and shoes. No outfit is complete without the proper accessories and pair of shoes. Be sure to wear jewelry and carry a matching handbag with you at a minimum.

Traveling with Your Baby: How to Get Organized

Traveling is never a simple feat and much less easy when you’re traveling with a baby. Babies require so much care during trips. A lot of parents get edgy when making plans to travel with their babies and this is partly because they are not exactly sure of what to expect while on the trip.

Here are a few pointers to help you organize yourself, your baby and your luggage before a scheduled trip to avoid panic attacks and leaving important things behind.

Plan ahead of time and ensure all important items are packed accordingly in your luggage. The last thing you need is to forget important stuff like travel documents or your little angel’s favorite toy. Put all the stuff you’ll need during the trip in your hand luggage for quick and easy access.

Get enough sleep the night before the big trip. Being groggy can cause you to make slip ups, like forgetting the hand luggage and carrying the golf bag instead. Being tired during the trip is not good for you for safety reasons. So rest well and stay alert during the trip.

Help your baby sleep by giving soothing back rubs or singing lullabies. When your baby is asleep during trips, it makes it easier on you and other passengers.

Stick to your regular routines. Feed your baby on schedule, change diapers on time and keep him/her entertained and comfortable.

Bring along favorite toys, pack bite sized snacks and make requests for liquids if you can’t travel with yours.

Also pack along a medical kit and be certain that your insurance policies are up to date and cover your and your baby where you are headed.

For more tips and pointers checkout the infographic below from babyinastoller.com.

 

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3 Tips to selecting the best air conditioning unit for your home

Just like any other furniture and appliances in your home, choosing the best air conditioning unit is an important decision that you will have to make. If it is done correctly, it can be an important investment. On the other hand, it can potentially cost you extra money for energy expenses as well.

You simply can’t just select a small unit to a large space, as you will never reach the preferred cool temperature you want. When the summer heat arrives, you would want to have the best and most reliable cooling unit possible. You need to consider a lot of factors when choosing an air conditioning unit. One of this is determining the correct size that suits the size of your room. You to will also need to check the cooling and heating capacity of the unit.

The best ones in the market out there operate on minimal electricity and pretty efficient. They also provide reliable performance for longer periods of times so long as properly maintained. They also produce less carbon footprint, emits minimal noise, and long-lasting.

Here are 3 tips to selecting the best air conditioning unit for your home.

  1. Calculate the square footage of your room in order to find the correct size of air conditioning unit.

You may need a professional or contractor in this matter to determine the optimum size and also study the cooling requirements of your home. Things like window dimensions, floor space, heat-generating appliances, and even your area’s climate need to be considered. This way, it will be determined if the cooling capacity of the system matches your home’s needs.

In measuring though, the calculation is done by square feet. In order for you to get the right numbers, you need to do some measuring by finding out the length and width of your room and multiplying them together.  Depending on the result, there will be a corresponding BTU’s needed in order to meet your needs. For example, in a 150 square feet room, you will need 5000 BTU’s.

  1. Choose the air conditioners that are energy efficient.

It is required by law for air conditioner manufacturers to rate their equipment according to its energy efficiency. This is called the SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher it is, the more efficient the equipment. They can be more expensive, but in the long run, it can easily make up the difference as it can reduce your energy bills. You can also save a lot of bills if you choose air conditioners such as a Mitsubishi Mr Slim since it can already cool up to two adjoining rooms. You can check out AC online to find energy-efficient air-conditioning units.

  1. Check the condition of your ducts.

Before choosing and installing an air conditioning unit, it is important to check the condition of ducts, especially to existing homes. If it is leaked or does not deliver the right amount of air, it could potentially increase your energy bills. This is an important step that needs to be looked at in order to avoid paying extra bucks in the future.

I’m Just Busy

I know it has been a while since I last updated this blog and my other blogs as well. I will be back to posting normally once we are settled. Right now, I am kind of busy juggling between motherhood, packing our stuff in between, doing errands, taking care of my veggies/flower gardens.

This is not so me just leaving my blogs go dormant but rest assured, will be back to posting on time once I get things settled here. For now, may I wish you all a grand and enjoyable summer.

While others are posting their vacation trip photos on Facebook, I on the other hand, posting photos of boxes and empty walls of our country home.