Monday, August 31, 2015

The Homeowners Guide to Greener Living

As a homeowner, it’s easy to come up with ways that will let you embrace a greener way of life. Have a look at the following ideas, and see if you can use them to your advantage. These are an excellent way to achieve an eco-friendly way of life at home.
Recycle
The simplest place to start with greener living at home is to start recycling. You can do this easily, and with minimal effort. You need to set up a recycle bin in the kitchen, and outside the front of the home for collection. Then you should start encouraging the family to recycle as well. This is an excellent way to help care for the planet, and it’s minimal effort on your part.
Vegetable Garden
Your garden provides you with ample opportunities to embrace greener living. And one of the best things you can do in that respect is making your own vegetable garden. By having your own miniature allotment, you can grow your own fruit and veg. This saves money on having to buy things and also allows you to enjoy fresh produce.
Solar Energy
One of the best ways you can go green as a homeowner is to get solar panels installed. These solar PV systems are becoming more commonplace these days. You will have to spend to get them installed, but you should consider this an investment. Solar panels use the energy from the sun to help power your home. So you save money on your energy bills, and you help care for the environment. There are also financial incentives in place to encourage people to use solar energy. So try to take advantage of these as well.
Double Glazing
If you don’t have double glazing at home, you need to make sure you get it as soon as possible. Think about how cold and damp your home will get in the winter without it. Double glazing is amazing for several reasons. It adds extra security to the home, as well as making it look incredible. And, of course, it makes the place much more energy-efficient. The double glazing traps warm air inside and keeps cold air out. It’s an energy-efficient way of heating the home and cutting down on bills.
Change the Lights
Another fantastic idea would be to go around the home and change all the light bulbs. Get rid of the ones you already have. Instead, replaced them with eco-friendly LED alternatives. These light bulbs last much longer than regular bulbs. So you’ll save plenty of money in the long run, and you won’t need to change the bulbs as often. It’s little changes like this that can help make all the difference when it comes to greener living.
These days many of us are preoccupied with the concept of greener living, and it’s easy to see why. It’s important to look after the environment as much as possible. We need to protect Mother Earth, and we can do plenty at home to achieve this. Follow this post for some eco-friendly ideas that will help you get the best out of your home.  

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Get a Load of My Awesome Home Improvements

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As someone who owns your own property, you have carte blanche to do whatever you want. And you need to make the most of this. There are so many things you can do both in and around the home that will enhance it. It’s important that you’re proud of where you live, and that it looks as wonderful as possible.
But, as my partner and I found, it’s also helpful to think about the future. Presumably at some point you’re going to want to sell your home. So you need to think about doing changes that will make the property more appealing to buyers. And at the same time you’ve got to do things that will add value to the home.  Check out my awesome home improvements and try to use them where you can.

Simon & Stanley and My Blueberry Cheesecake Craving

I can never say no to sweet things. My taste buds always say YES to cake and I SCREAM for Ice cream- not good yeah I know. But I don't always indulge there goes the excuse.

The other week I chanced upon the soft opening of Simon and Stanley Cafe and gave myself a much deserved treat.

My "blueberry" cheesecake was devoured slowly with me munching and melting its softness between my teeth and tongue allowing its creamy goodness to reach my hypothalamus. I was energized, no doubt. 


Awesome Tech You Can Buy To Improve Your Home


Would you agree that most people have a slight phobia of technology? As a species, in general, we don’t tend to like change. Even when we do buy new tech, we want it to be as similar to the old devices as possible. That would certainly explain why Apple is so popular with the meagre updates released every year. But, the fact is that technology is improving every aspect of our lives, from in the office to how we socialise. So why not introduce some new tech into your home and see how it can change the way you live. If you are wondering what kind of tech, then here are just a few ideas.

My Puppy Love


My boy Roel is such a creature lover. May it be a butterfly, a cat or a snake he is curious about 'em. He's been begging me for another dog but we're still searching for his "Pug". The photo above was taken years ago when he was naughtier LOL.

As I type he is in school and getting ready for another scout-camping trip. I actually didn't allow him to go at first because he has just recovered from a viral illness. The hubby said I SHOULDN'T get in the way of his enjoying boyhood so sigh, I gave in for the sake of their happiness LOL.

As for the pug, do you know any we could adopt? It's the breed the boys really would love to take care of :)



Dealing With Alcohol Dependence Isn't As Complicated As You Think

Do you drink too much? Are you concerned about your health? Then it’s probably time to make some changes in your life. Dealing with alcohol dependence is not as difficult as most people imagine. You just have to WANT to kick the habit. There is no point trying to stop drinking if you don’t have the right motivations. Take a look at all the people around you. They love you very much, and they don’t want anything bad to happen. Does that thought make you more determined? Good! You’re on the right track.

Anyone with alcohol issues should follow this basic step by step guide. Doing so could mean your life is completely turned around in a matter of months. You’ll beat the demons if you want it bad enough.

  • Go to see your doctor

The first thing you need to do is book an appointment with your doctor. If nothing else, it could help to lift your mood. Presuming they don’t know about your issue, you need to spill the beans. Tell them everything. Let them know how long you’ve been drinking, and how much you drink every day. Lots of people choose to underestimate that figure in an attempt to cover their tracks. However, that is a bad idea when talking to your doctor. You need to be open and honest to ensure you gain access to the best help possible.

  • Try talking therapies

The medical professional you see will make recommendations on the most useful support in your local area. Lots of people find themselves in the same position, and so you don’t need to feel embarrassed. At the end of the day, it is the breweries that sell and addictive product. You shouldn’t feel self-conscious about falling victim to their business model. Talking therapies can involve chatting with a trained professional. They can also involve speaking to a group of like-minded addicts. Both ideas tend to produce good results. Sometimes hearing the same problems mentioned by other people can help you to understand your condition.


  • Check into a detox center

 
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