Nongshim Noodles After a Day of Hardwork

A bowl of very hot soup is all I want each night after working 8 hours shift. I want nothing else than Nongshim black Korean noodles. It is so delicious, spicy and just awesome-goodness noodles. I know instant noodles are bad but hey, having it once in a while is not bad, is it?

Maybe it is just me who wants something warm or hot after work. Some may prefer cold desserts or whatever but nothing is more satisfying than slurping that warm soup until I get full. Instant noodles are to the rescue, I have enough stock of this noodles and always comes in handy whenever I need it.

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The Top 3 Electric Nail Files For The Money

The world of nail care is transforming, and women want to have more control of how they care for their nails. Because of this, brands are creating a slew of electric nail files that give women the power they need and save them money at the same time. The problem is that with so many models released every few months on the market, it becomes difficult to choose one that is best for you. Luckily for you, that is why I am here to assist you.

I have spent hours testing the electric nail files that come highly recommended on the market. The ones I recommend below will make this process stress free and help you be on your way to more beautiful nails that your friends will come to envy. They are available in a range of prices, so I considered every budget during my search.

The Top 3 Electric Nail Files For The Money

Medicool’s MED2191 Turbo File 2 Professional Electric Nail Filing System

This electric nail file is made by one of the top companies in the industry, Medicool. It is loaded with power and will get the job done if you are willing to pay a little extra for quality. What I love about this electric nail file is that you can barely hair the engine purring with its 20,000 RPM motor. I think this a huge plus because some of the lower quality models can get quite noisy and ruin your experience. If you want to file your nails quickly and quietly, this is the for you with its ability to reach those difficult areas.

Home Pedicure Nova 3 By Medicool

This yet another electric nail file made by the legendary Medicool. It is slightly more expensive but well worth it because you can do both pedicures and manicures. You will love the travel case that this electric nail file includes. I think this makes it much easier to carry around if you want to treat a friend to a spa-like experience. Also, the case will protect your investment. Some of these nail files are delicate and can be damaged with the slightest drop.

Belle 30,000 Electric Nail Art Drill

This nail drill comes packed with power and at a very affordable price to boot. Aesthetically, it is gorgeously designed with its retro design that will receive compliments from everybody that sees it. The results you receive with this nail drill are salon quality and will save you a lot of money on time. Lastly, it comes with a foot pedal which users tend to find very useful making this one of the best on the market.

Vogue Professional My Manicurist Electric Nail Drill Kit

I was pretty shocked the first time I used this electric nail file made by Vogue Professional. It is small but is very useful and has enough power to get the job done. You can change the drill speed from 35,000 RPM to 20,000 RPM depending on what task you need to accomplish. If you are just starting out, this is the best choice for you. It is excellent for beginners because it such an easy nail drill to use.

Coupons I LOVE

It brightens my day receiving coupons from stores I love to shop. DSW shoe store is where I buy shoes, CVS pharmacy for cosmetics, household items and personal care, Victoria’s Secret PINK is where I buy undies, perfumes and etc., Bath and Body Works for some lotions. These are all awesome stores to frequent because once they know you’re a loyal shopper to their store, you will get big time coupons such as pictured below.

Gotta do some shopping soon and never let these coupons go to waste. The more I use coupons, the more I save money! Unless the item is discounted or I have coupons to use, I wouldn’t buy it. Trust me, it feels good to shop knowing you don’t spend as much as other people do. Using of coupons greatly help me and my family and I am proud to say I am a thrift shopper.

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Pregnancy| An Expectant Mom’s Guide to Having a Safe Birth

The desire of every expectant mom is to birth a healthy child in the safest way possible because, in spite of the advancements in medical science, the expectant mom may face a number of risks or complications. This is why doctors always stress the importance of taking care of the body both emotionally and physically. Pregnant women are always advised to reduce the number of stressors in their lives; these stressors could be job-related or family induced.

When a woman conceives, she begins to experience a lot of changes in her body; with one of the first indications being a missed period accompanied with nausea. She begins to take more trips to the bathroom, battles constipation and bloating while some women experience itchy skin and bleeding gums.

As the pregnancy progresses, it can get overwhelming especially for first time moms as there is so much to do and so much to keep track of, so here is some useful information to help you get prepared for the safe arrival of your pitter-patter of tiny feet.

  1. Do get prenatal care because this keeps you and the baby healthy. The prenatal visit comprises of a physical exam, ultrasound examinations, the provision of urine sample, blood and weight checks. The prenatal visit affords the doctors the opportunity to gain more insights on the mother’s health so as to better manage complications that may arise in the future.
  1. Pregnant women should enroll in childbirth education classes – These classes are designed to provide the expectant mother with as much information as possible about her body and her baby. They are important because they help to reduce anxiety as expectant parents are given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their fears.
  1. Caffeine, alcohol and smoking are a no-no while pregnant. If you have problems with kicking these habits, you should talk to a doctor as soon as possible.
  1. Pregnant women are advised to stay away from toxic substances such as chemical based sunscreens, formaldehyde, phthalates (commonly found in personal care products and detergents), pesticides and aluminum – just to name a few.
  1. Keep your distance from x-rays especially those that would involve the abdomen, pelvic area, lower back, and kidneys – as there is the possibility that an x-ray of these areas can expose the fetus to direct x-ray beams.

According to the Mayo clinic, a baby’s growing cells can be negatively altered by high doses of radiation.

  1. Skip the hot tubs and saunas but if you must, try not to spend so much time in there as extreme heat intensifies the feelings of dizziness and dehydration in women. According to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pregnant women exercising in water should ensure the temperature of the water does not exceed 32C (89.6F).
  2. While we are on the subject of exercise, you should also cut out all forms of rigorous workouts such as situps or crunches as they cut the flow of blood to the fetus. Martial arts and all forms of contact sports should be excluded as well to prevent a direct hit to the abdomen.
  1. Ensure you are eating right – The infographic below from MidAtlantic OBGYN is quite detailed on the subject. It explains why certain nutrients are important and what the additional daily requirement should be.

Please include attribution to http://midatlanticobgyn.com with this graphic.

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Chicken Noodle Soup Vs Pizza

Sometimes I cook or prepare two different meals for me and my family. While my children love eating Filipino foods, there are certain dishes that they do not want instead they ask for an American food. One example is photo below. While I enjoyed my noodle soup so much, the girls, however, preferred eating pizza.

For me, Filipino foods are the best. They are filling and satisfying to my stomach plus it they are healthier for I always put some veggies on my soup and some garlic and onions which are known to be beneficial to our health. So, I will not exchange it over pizza or mac and cheese. My children have a taste of both American and Filipino foods because I tend to cook my food all the time and they eat most of it, if not all.

I am just lucky my girls aren’t picky, they eat whatever I give them, otherwise, they go hungry.

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Tons of Great Gifts on Uncommon Goods Website

From the name alone, “Uncommon goods” you will know that this company is selling goods or merchandise that are not commonly sold in regular stores or even online stores. If you visit their website and browse through their products, you will find amazing and cute pieces of handmade, recycled and organic products made by fine artists and small manufacturers.

These products are perfect for gifting for the love of your life, friends or any relative who are celebrating their birthday, anniversary or any special occasions that matter to them. For men who are looking for great gifts to give to their spouses, fiancees or girlfriends this coming Valentine’s Day, a Crimson red heart-shaped umbrella would be interesting for it fits to the occasion we celebrate every 14th day of February each year and remind us how great it is to love or loved by someone. Or if you don’t find this to be good enough you can browse for more unique gift ideas for women on the link. And if you’re a woman looking for masculine anniversary gifts for him, this website has it all.

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Not only that, if you know someone who found the perfect dream house and you know you will be coming over for their house warming, one product that really caught me is this
60 Hour Beeswax candle shown below. It’s unique and first time I see this kind of candle. This is just my suggestion, feel free to browse for more interesting home decors on Uncommon Goods page.

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I’m Craving for Pho

Pho soup is on my mind for quite a while now. I am just waiting for a day when I can go to the Thai restaurant nearby and indulge in this delicious and satisfying soup shown in the picture below. Last Friday, we went to Chuck E Cheese’s and spent $60 on food and tokens there, it happens to be near Thai Select restaurant where I had my last pho and looking back at how much we spent on a crappy pizza and soda at Chuck E’s, I kind of regretted it. While our girls had a blast, I was regretful for spending that much money and I was still hungry when we left that place. I couldn’t keep my eyes off the restaurant as we drove away to go home that day.

Pho soup is satisfying to me, it has vermicelli noodles, some veggies and sausage/shrimp for protein in it. I really should go back to Thai Select in my next day off to satisfy this craving.

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Sony Pro MDR

Anyone who loves music or do gaming, they all need to have a good quality headphones. Ones that that give quality sound and last forever. If you buy cheap headphones, you can expect the quality would also be cheap too. Whereas if you browse around, you will find that guitarcenter.com has mdr 7506. This specific product Sony Pro MDR-7506 Headphones feature powerful 40mm drivers. Closed-ear design gives a tight bass response and practically eliminates external noise. They snuggle over your ears for hours of comfort.

7 Chef knives to check out in 2017

Whether you are a stay at home mom who loves to prepare food for her family, a foodie who loves to not just eat but experiment with cooking, or a professional chef who strives to improve his skills, you know that the knife is a very important tool in being a better cook. This 2017, if you are keen on becoming a better chef, here are the best chef knives to buy this year.

First, you need to know that there are many types of knives that are used in the kitchen, depending on the function. To ensure that you are producing the best meal, you need to have the right tool. There’s the clever, the boning knife, the bread knife, and so much more, but the most versatile one is the chef knife. This is the one that is used and daily and can be utilized for slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping.

When choosing the best chef knife to buy, one considers the balance between the blade and the handle. Remember that you will be holding the knife, so you must feel comfortable. It’s much life when a warrior chooses his weapon, so make sure that you get a knife that you would feel most comfortable in.

  • Zyliss Chef’s Knife

Designed to handle everything from vegetables to meat, this knife measures 7.5 inches and share blade that can easily cut through anything. What’s good about this knife is that the user will not have to worry about corrosion or rusting. Its precision in cutting is perfect due to its well-balanced weight, and with a textured handle, it won’t slip easily from your hand.

  • Wusthof Classis 8-inch Cook’s Knife

This knife is perfect for cutting through thicker cuts, such as thick vegetables. It can be considered one of the most versatile chef’s knife in the market today. For beginners who are yet confident in their knife skills, a finger guard is included with the knife to ensure safety for the user. If you invest in this knife, you are getting not just a quality blade, but you can be assured that this will stay with you for a long time, one user even stated that she has been using this very knife more than 20 years now.

  • Victorinox 8-inch Chef’s Knife

This knife was manufactured with high carbon stainless steel, making sure that it is sharp enough to do a variety of tasks, such as mincing, chopping, dicing, etc. It has been ice tempered which means that the sharpness of the blade will last longer than other knives.

  • J.A. HENCKELS Chef’s Knife

This 8-inch knife was manufactured in Germany and is known to be durable, and resistant to stains. One of the best things about this knife is that it comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • DALSTRONG Chef Knife Shogun Series

This knife set combines craftsmanship and technology resulting in a quality knife. It was made with 66 layers of premium high carbon German steel, which has been tempered precisely. It is resistant to stains and its handle lets the user have better hand control which ensures that you create the best meal every time you cook.

  • Equinox Professional Chef’s Knife

Another knife made from German steel, this knife is very light, which can mean greater balance, and hand control. Despite its lightness, you can be assured that this knife will still be durable.

  • Royal Chef’s Knife

It measures around 12 inches, which makes it the longest knife to make it in this list of chef knives to check out for in 2017, but the length will not be a hindrance to making a good meal. This knife is versatile and is made of Japanese steel, while the handle is created using pakka wood, known for its durability. If you are not satisfied with this knife, it would be good to know that it has a 60-day money back guarantee.

 

New Lone Star Quilt in Our Bedroom

I don’t always purchase a bedroom item unless it is necessary but upon seeing this lovely Lone Star quilt on Macy’s website, I fell in love with it right away, no doubt about that because I could not take my eyes and mind off of it. I find the quilt very pretty for it represents the great State of Texas and I thought, it would be nice to have it in our bedroom.

I asked my husband if I can buy it and he agreed to it so I did buy it with no hesitation. The fact that it was sold for 60% off last week, that made me desire to have this quilt even more! I finally was able to lay it on our bed yesterday and got a compliment from my husband when he saw it the first time saying I got a great taste and that it looks pretty! Yeah right, that’s why I bought it!

Original is $380 and bought it for $160 plus tax. Not only that, I also received $10 cashback through ebates.com. If you haven’t signed up, please click on the link and set up yours, begin shopping and start earning cashbacks! Thank you.

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