Pasko Sa Agosto 2017

August has never been amazing since we launched the giveaway caravan “Pasko sa Agosto” among fellow mommy bloggers in 2013.

It’s that time of the year again where in some of my fellow mommy bloggers collaborated and are feeling generous in giving away the things that we love, but this time we will keep the mechanics easier. You don’t need to be a blogger in able to join and win. If you want to win Love Naturals by LyCo, please read on: 

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Basic Steps on How to Start a Blog

 

Starting a blog is easy but getting it established can take a while. I officially started blogging on its own domain in 2007 but I had been on free-hosted blog for quite a while before I finally decided to get it hosted on its own domain, and monetized it. Here are the basic steps on how you can start:

(1) Choose your preferred blog platform. Choosing a platform where you want to build your blog is of course the first thing you need to do and have decided on. I assume you’ve already heard about WordPress and Blogger. The platform I am using is WordPress and I would say it is the most well-known platform worldwide.

It is user-friendly. You don’t have to be an expert to get it working especially that everything can now be searched online. There are tons of free themes available, and almost all the plugins that you need are also free to use.

(2) Decide whether you want it self-hosted or free-hosted. In a free-hosted blog, you won’t be able to get your preferred domain name e.g. www.mitchteryosa.com. However, in some cases, you can get www.mitchteryosa.wordpress.com for example, if it’s still available. Still, it doesn’t look personalized at all and if you plan to get it monetized, chances are very low as most of the advertisers prefer a self-hosted blog. There were cases that blog sites were suspended due to some issues, and simply because you do not own your blog. You can check www.godaddy.com for the domain names and hosting, or search on Google some other hosts that charge cheaper.

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Holidaying At Home? Here’s How To Make The Most Of Your Staycation

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For whatever reason, many people choose to forsake the annual vacation for a staycation instead. It’s less stressful for starters, and there is less expense involved when you choose to enjoy your holiday time at home. To help you make the most of your staycation, before the rigors of work begin again, here is some great advice you might find useful. 


Plan ahead If your plan is to rest and chill at home for the summer, there may not be a lot of extra planning involved. However, you may want to use the time you have at home to the fullest. Make a checklist of what you want to achieve, and stick to it as much as you can. Buy what you need as well. For example, you may want to stock your kitchen with food and treats, cutting out any visits to the local supermarket. There may be books you haven’t read or films you haven’t seen, so make those essential purchases to suit the way you like to spend your downtime. 

Switch off It can be difficult to switch off from normal life when we have a holiday at home. However, do whatever you can to help you escape your usual routine. You may want to ignore your emails for a few days, to help you avoid any reminders of work. Turn off your mobile too, if colleagues are prone to calling you. You need to avoid any distractions that will disrupt your relaxation time, so work out what they are, and eliminate them.

Dress to impress You can still have a summer wardrobe without packing it into a suitcase. Check out this website and check out the summer fashion. There are outfits for any woman, including dresses for older women as well as the young. You may not be turning heads on a faraway beach this summer, but you can still wear something sunny and attractive at home or outside.

Try new food Part of visiting another country is trying out some of the cultural delicacies on offer. However, you can grab a taste of another culture, or try a new menu, through your own cooking or visiting a local restaurant. Take a look at what’s available near you and check out recipes online. There are bound to be foods you have been meaning to try, so take the opportunity.

Visit new places Your hometown may have areas of interest that you have never had the time, or inclination, to visit. We often forget the natural areas of beauty, or tourist opportunities, when we live nearby. From museums to nature walks, there will be places near you that can enrich your holiday time. Go and visit your local tourist information office, or search online, and make it your mission to visit somewhere you have never visited before.

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8 Amazing tips that will forever keep your carpet clean

Carpets are one of the main things in your home in terms of interior design. Together with walls and general style/color that you’re using, most visitors are going to notice carpets first. This is mainly due to the fact that there view often goes downwards and exposes them to your ground solutions. Carpets are one of the main things in your home in terms of interior design. Together with walls and general style/color that you’re using, most visitors are going to notice carpets first. This is mainly due to the fact that there view often goes downwards and exposes them to your ground solutions. Although carpets are so important, we tend to neglect them too much. Even though you might vacuum regularly, there is a good chance that there are numerous stains in them that are partially visible. Some people even leave these stains be as they are unsure how to remove them. Indeed, carpet cleaning can be tiresome process especially when we’re dealing with some stubborn stains such as those of wine or coffee. But fear not! There are several good solutions you can use.

Check top 8 tips for carpet cleaning that will make your life much easier.

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Make sure to use the right moves. First of all, people make a big mistake by making stain more visible. During cleaning, we tend to rub the stains and use big swings while doing it. This will only enlarge it and make it more visible. Whenever you clean, make sure to blot. Use movement that goes from outside the stain inwards. This will reduce the effective space stain is taking. 

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