Friday, September 22, 2017

JOLLY marks 20th anniversary with market share milestones

JOLLY Food Line, the first owned brand of Fly Ace Corporation recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and has succeeded in dominating the local market for its two variants -- JOLLY Mushrooms and JOLLY Corn.

In the consumer panel study by Kantar World from February 2016 to January 2017, JOLLY Mushrooms and JOLLY Corn dominated in the canned food categories, both earning the No. 1 spot in terms of value and volume shares. 

Fly Ace AVP for Marketing Abigail Ng-Reyes attributed the success of the company venture to aggressive marketing campaigns and to the collaborative team efforts among management, employees, trade partners, and consumers who have stayed loyal with JOLLY throughout the years. 

To date, JOLLY Food Line offers a variety of 24 mixed of canned vegetable and fruit products. During its grand anniversary celebration held recently at Solaire Resort and Casino, JOLLY tapped actress and TV host Maine Mendoza as its newest brand endorser.

Celebrating 20 years in the business is indeed a remarkable milestone for the company as it has reasserted JOLLY and Fly Ace’s commitment to provide consumers with accessible and affordable premium-grade canned fruits and vegetables. Since its launch in 1997, we are proud that JOLLY has thrived to become a consistent market leader, the top-of-mind choice among Filipino households,” she said.

In reinforcing JOLLY’s leading market positioning, Reyes said the company is keen on diversifying its canned vegetable and fruit lines further by exploring key market trends in the coming years.

“Beyond the 20th year, Fly Ace Corp. will continue efforts to maintain the relevance of the brand to the consumers, for them to consistently trust the brand and for us to continue improving what we are offering, in terms of product innovation as a way of giving better value to our consumers. Our growth prospects remain high, and we are very upbeat that we can achieve our long-term visions,” Reyes concluded. 

Happy 20th Anniversary Jolly and congratulations JOLLY Mushrooms and JOLLY Corn for earning the No. 1 spot in terms of value and volume shares. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Do You Control Your Budget Or Does It Control You?

Everything comes at a cost, and more often than not, it’s not something you can bargain on. However, for most households, the cost is nothing more than a factual number. It’s a matter of getting down to numbers crunching to define not only whether you can afford the cost, but also how you can afford it. While it seems easy in theory, in reality, nobody can remain cold and distant when it comes to money. Managing your budget can be stressful, if not overwhelming at times, and even though it is necessary, it doesn’t mean that it is easy. In fact, for most people, controlling their budget in easier on paper than it is in real life. That’s because, in real life, decisions can be driven by emotions, by trust, and by desire. And these are factors that are unfortunately not budgetable – even though they do have a significant impact on your budget. So whether you are struggling to make ends meet or you’re surfing on a wave of wealth, it’s good to sit down and measure how much your emotions impact on your budget. Because money has no feeling. 

Home Sweet Home: Caring For Elderly Parents

No one likes to admit it, but age gets the best of us all. From a middle-aged person’s point of view, it’s a scary thought. And, it's not just because you will reach pensioner age at some stage in time. No, it’s because your parents won’t be able to look after themselves and the kids have to come to the rescue. Caring for elderly parents is the least any child can do after the love they show. The thing is that parents are independent and hate the idea of a home. The H word is enough to tear a family apart, which is why it is smart to know the alternatives. 

Here’s how to care for elderly parents without one.

No Way Jose: How To Take On Mother Nature And Win

From gale force winds to storms and tornadoes, bad weather has been in the news recently. Sadly, it doesn’t look like the elements are about to calm down anytime soon with Irma and Jose rolling into America. There was even an earthquake in Mexico that measured 8.1 on the Richter scale. With the severe weather being topical, it makes sense to focus on the keys to dealing with Mother Nature. After all, no one knows when she will send something catastrophic in the direction of more homes. 

With that in mind, below are the tips which will help you prepare your home for the worst. Here’s how to take on Mother Nature and win. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

4 Habits of the Healthiest People

There are some people in life that seem to be healthy all the time, and this usually doesn’t happen by accident. They are the ones that develop healthy habits and stick to them despite all the things that life throws at them. So, if you are looking to make yourself a healthier person, there are certainly a few of these that you can try to emulate yourself. Here are a few of the top ones that you can look to incorporate into your own lifestyle.

Healthy People Make Their Well being a Priority

Whereas some people see looking after their health as an optional extra that can be squeezed into their lives if they have time, healthy people ensure that their well being is a priority. When people say that they are too busy to exercise, a lot of the time this is an excuse and there are plenty of ways that they could do this. As well as this, they make time to look after the other aspects of their health like insurance. The internet has provided a useful and time-saving tool in this regard, so just take a look at healthinsurancequotes.co. Making your health a priority is the first thing that you should be doing if you want to live a better life. 

Healthy People Enjoy Exercising

If you can get to the point where exercising is something that you can look forward to rather than being a chore, you will certainly be on the right track when it comes to your health. So, if you simply hate going to the gym, there are plenty of other options out there that you could try out including fitness classes, sports and home workout DVDs. It is worth exploring all of your different options so you can find out what motivates and drives you.

Healthy People are Skeptical of Dieting

With such a myriad of different diets out there, healthy people take a sceptical approach to them. After all, most of them only provide a temporary fix. Instead, they try to take everything in moderation, not depriving themselves of the food that they love, but instead limiting the most unhealthy options. Another way that you can make it easier to eat healthier is by preparing meals ahead of time so you are less tempted to eat out or order a takeaway.

Healthy People Get Plenty of Sleep

Not only is getting 7-8 hours sleep a night important for your general physical and mental health, it is also a key factor in giving you the willpower you need to eat healthier and get more exercise. If you struggle to sleep at night, you should try things like removing all distractions from the bedroom, getting into a regular sleep schedule and undertaking some relaxing exercises like yoga before heading to bed.

Though there are plenty more healthy habits that you could look at adopting, these are a few of the main ones which you could look at incorporating into your own life.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Make Your Next Vacation Your Most Peaceful Yet

What do you want to get out of your holiday? Everyone has their own unique response to this query - and really, there is no one right or wrong answer. But what it is you want, the chances are you also probably want it to go as smoothly as possible. That’s because, no matter what other ideas you might have, you probably also want your holiday to be as peaceful as you can get it. There are a number of things you can do to ensure that your vacation time is peaceful, and it is worth taking note of them for the next time you are planning a holiday. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to ensure you have a much more relaxing time.

Primordial Intervention: How To Get Your Toddler Gung-Ho About The Kitchen

There’s no denying that toddlers have a remarkable capacity for building new skills. But that doesn't necessarily mean that they’re picking up the habits that will most help them succeed in life and health in the future. Though children’s minds are like sponges, that doesn’t mean that we want them to mop up any old habits.

It turns out that early experiences in the kitchen and the home can have long-lasting effects. Children who develop healthy habits in the kitchen before the age of five, like preparing meals from scratch, have a lower chance of getting obese and suffering from type 2 diabetes when they get older.

The question for parents is how to get their kids more interested in the kitchen. Take a look at some of these ideas.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Creating A Cozy Home For Fall

After what seems like another short summer, fall is right around the corner. You have probably felt it in your bones a little, the sun seemingly taking longer to wake up each morning, the leaves threatening to turn fifty shades of gold and drop from the trees. To your kids, that means it is time to pull on the gumboots and go kicking through the piles. To you, however, it means getting your home ready, and that means it is time for a healthy dose of nesting. 

If we had to give fall just one word to describe it, we would have to choose ‘inviting’. That is how your home needs to feel as the days get shorter and the night's longer. So it is time to put away the outdoor furniture for another year and start getting your cozy on, and here is how:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Advice On Being Sensible With Your Finances

Finances are something that give many of us a headache. As a parent, it becomes a matter not only of protecting yourself financially but your entire family. You have kids for whom you need to provide and a house that you need to keep running. It can become exhausting to juggle all the different ways in which you need to save and make money.

Of course, whether you’re getting by on a minimum-wage salary or you’re in a career-based role which offers room for growth, there are always ways to make your money cover more of your everyday necessities and provide a better living for your entire family. If you need some advice as to how you can be a little more sensible with your finances and better provide for your family then here are some ideas which might just help you out.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Quick Fixes You Can Make To Your Home Decor

Many of us can grow a little tired of the way our homes look. We can all get wrapped in focusing on one project at a time, and get to the point where we feel our house is done. But after some time, you can fall out of love with themes, color choices and pieces of furniture. However, not many of us can find ourselves in a position to completely redecorate a room or our whole home often. Which is why I thought I would share with you some of the quick fixes you can make to your home decor. Most of which are budget-friendly you will be pleased to read. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fun Family Getaway Ideas

The holiday season is one which brings glorious weather, ice cream vans and plenty of adventure. Whether you plan on spending your holiday sunning it up on a foreign beach or hiking in the countryside, there are plenty of amazing ways to spend the summer with your family and explore the world at your fingertips. Today we are going to take a look of some of the different types of trip you can make with your family this year! 

Can You Still Progress In Your Career As A Work At Home Mom?

When you start out with any career, you’re often always thinking ahead. Even when you enjoy your studies and you then go on to enjoy your everyday work, you’re always thinking about the next phase. From starting out to getting a promotion and finally reaching the top of your game - because a huge part of climbing that career ladder is always being at your best. And to know that you’re at your best, you have to progress. But what about when you work at home?

Working at home can offer you so many wonderful benefits, as we already know. But can you still see yourself as progressing in the same way as when you were out in the working world? Sometimes, it’s hard to see any kind of career ladder at all. Yet it still exists. By setting your own goals, you’re able to carve your own path. Whether you’re a consultant or a blogger, and entrepreneur or freelancer, here’s how you can progress within your chosen work at home career.

Floodplain Living: What You Need To Know

So you have finally found your dream home. It’s the ideal size, is in the perfect location, and it is styled exactly how you have always dreamed your home would be. In every single way it is perfect, and then the realtor drops a bomb - it is on the floodplain. That’s one thing no one wants to hear when buying a house, after all, floodplain means that the property is at constant risk of flooding, doesn’t it? 

The fact is that one in six homes is located on a floodplain, so it’s a much more common occurrence than you would think. In the US, flooding is the most common natural disaster to impact homes, which is why it is taken so seriously. Admittedly, it may not seem all that appealing buying a home on a floodplain, but it is a lot more common than you probably realize. 

The question is, what does it mean if your home is on a floodplain and what is the impact, aside from the risk of flooding, of course? For everything that you need to know, have a read of the below guide. 

3 Convenient Home Improvements Everyone Should Perform

There are many ways in which any family could improve their properties for convenience. However, the suggestions mentioned here today should provide more benefits than almost everything else. Regardless of the size or shape of the house, most people could perform these jobs and reap the rewards. Of course, in some instances, it might make sense to employ professional assistance. Sometimes it’s worth investing in specialist services to ensure the job gets done properly. 

1. Switching to a better water heater

At the moment, most American families use huge tanks to provide hot water for their homes. That method works well, but it isn’t convenient because people have to switch their furnaces on and wait for the liquid to reach a reasonable temperature. That uses a lot of energy, and it’s often a wasteful approach. Luckily, residents in Europe use an alternative that is slowly becoming popular in the US. Anyone who wants to find the best tankless water heater on the market just needs to read some online reviews. There are also suppliers all around the country, and so there is always someone on hand to offer advice. The advantages of those devices are:
  • Instant hot water (the water heats as it passes through the system)
  • Reduced energy bills (it does not require as much power to heat the water)
  • Automating as much as possible
2. Automating as much as possible

There are lots of home automation tools that anyone can purchase and install these days. Most of them help to provide a level of convenience unmatched in previous times. While there isn’t anything that will clean the house on the homeowner’s behalf just yet, there are some excellent products out there. Indeed, with the right items, families can automate things like:
  • Locking the doors
  • Switching the lights on or off
  • Turning the TV on
  • Opening garage doors before arriving home

Friday, September 8, 2017

Buying A Gaming System That's Right For The Whole Family

Moms are always wary when they know their kids want a gaming system. You hear all the same whines - “my friends have one,” “I’m the only one that doesn’t play that game,” “Billy’s younger than me and he has one in his bedroom.” You can’t switch off the pestering like you can switch off the console! Of course, we moms might be overly cautious here. Gaming can be a good way to spend quality time together. And many games are educational. Ultimately, you’re the boss, so you can decide where it goes and how often it is played.

Console Brand

First, you need to decide which platform to use. This might depend on your choice of smartphone! Sony phones like the Xperia Z3 were launched to work with your PlayStation games. This won’t be the last time this happens, so think about what other things you would like to do with it. Most of the consoles play regular movie DVDs and Blu-Rays. Some of them are also compatible with emerging technologies like VR and home 3D gaming.

Where To Put It

Now you need to consider where it’s going to go. If you’re buying it for all the family to use together, then the living room is probably the best place for it. You already have seating in there, and you probably can hook it up to your TV. However, if you have a playroom or den, it might be better to have it in there. That way it is out of the way when you have people over so you can engage in other activities.

You’ll need a good seat that is comfortable for the player. Kids of different sizes need seats of different sizes. Of course, they might be happy on the floor or on a bean bag chair! What about the grown-ups though? You’ll also need a monitor that you can all see. Check out some gaming monitor reviews before you choose one. This will give you a good idea about the different refresh rates, sizes, and aspect ratios that you can buy.

How To Play It

Controllers are often included in the box with your console. You might choose to buy one for everyone though. This makes sense if you’re playing multiplayer games like the Mario series. There aren’t many controllers that are suitable for very small children. Consider holding it yourself while your child presses the button. Alternatively, pop it on the table surface with a sticky mat to stop it sliding away.

Pick A Game

Finally, you’re ready to choose the games to suit the ages of your children. When you’re looking for any games, start with the rating. Like movies, games must be ‘certificated’ as age appropriate. These vary from region to region, so have a look in store for the kid-friendly games. There are literally hundreds of different titles. You can select educational games that include solving puzzles with literacy or maths. Or you can choose entertainment titles that are lots of fun.

If you’re worried about how long your kids spend gaming, then why not set a time limit of thirty minutes? You could even restrict play to the weekends when everyone is home to play together. The choice is yours. Happy gaming.

5 Positive Qualities of Video Games

Since video games started to become popular amongst kids, they have always gotten a bad rap. Various commentators have claimed that they are a waste of time and can harm your child’s development. But more recent studies have started to highlight the positive aspects of video games in helping kids to develop various emotional and intellectual skills. So, let’s take a closer look at five ways that video games can help kids.

Everything You Need To Know About Kids And Technology

If you’re a parent, knowing about kids and technology is an absolute must. Many people don’t realize the severity of technology, when in fact, it’s making a huge difference to the way the kids of today are developing. You only have to see toddlers using iPhones to watch TV and teenagers with their heads bowed low all day to get an idea of how it’s affecting us. Let’s take a look at the way technology can hinder kids development, how it can potentially help them, and what you can do for the best results:

Baby Soft Skin: Buying Fabrics For Your Little One

When you become a parent, it makes you think about all kinds of things you’d previously not given a second thought to. But it’s all because we love our children and want the very best for them. One thing you’d probably never considered much before having kids is the materials clothes are made out of, but when you scratch the surface, it’s actually something to take very seriously. Babies skin is far more porous than adults meaning any toxins on fabrics are easily absorbed. Their skin is also far more sensitive and delicate, so the choice of fabrics you use on them really does make a difference. If you have a baby on the way and are shopping for their things, here are a few points to bear in mind. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Gift Of Giving: Getting A Great Present With A Limited Budget

It can be stressful to make sure you have enough finances to give your children the Birthday or Christmas that they really want, but is that what they really need? When it comes to giving your children gifts, we will do almost anything to get that one toy, but are there other ways to give them gifts that, not only mean well but are things there you will use for a long time and not just play with them for a couple of months? Let's look at how you can do this without it having a major impact on your finances.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Water Too Boring? Try These Healthy Alternatives

Everyone knows the importance of drinking water. Merely carrying a bottle of water with you and sipping at it every now and then can have some fantastic health benefits that are often overlooked and misunderstood. It helps to maintain a healthy balance of your bodily fluids and can result in better calorie control if your aim is to lose weight. However, there’s one major problem with water and why a lot of people fail to get enough of it:

It’s too boring.

Water is one of the healthiest drinks available to us because it doesn’t contain calories and helps to flush our system of bad toxins and keep our bodies hydrated. Sadly, it’s incredibly boring, bland and occasionally even hard to swallow if you can’t stand tap water.

Fortunately, there are some ways to spice up your water so that you’re more inclined to drink it. Here is a couple of fun and interesting ways to ensure that you’re getting more water in your system to help with any fitness or health goals you have.

Monday, September 4, 2017

ENLIST: Job Carnival

"ENLIST: Job Carnival” will be happening on September 28, 2017 at Makati Sports Club, Makati, Philippines from 9AM to 5PM, “ and they are inviting job seekers to join. The event is brought to us by Elabram Systems, Xremo and TAG Media and Public Relations. It is a not just an ordinary job fair, it is the only event that there will be entertainment from Artist League Manila plus career talks with discussion about digital marketing, branding and E- commerce.

This year, they are looking to meet thousands of job seekers in the carnival. There will be coaching also to better help young professionals and fresh graduates to find the right job while enjoying the event.

Since the venue is big, the whole function halls of the exclusive Makati Sports Club will be reserved. ENLIST: Job Carnival will have a simultaneous event with TRAVELOOZA, a travel and tour event to promote the Philippines as the premier travel destination in the world. 

What to expect: 
1. Company Booths 
2. Career Coaching 
3. Talks on stage and discussions from the expert speakers 
4. Entertainment 
5. Freebies 

To register, please contact grace@tagmedia.asia/ 09166299381 on or before September 15, 2017. It is a FREE event. Just bring your CV/Resume. Goodluck!!!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

From Pre-Teen to Teenager: Bedroom Decoration

We go through a lot of changes as we grow into teenagers and not just with regards to our bodies. Stuff that used to be fun is suddenly considered childish, playing with our siblings is something that’s done when no friends are around, and our sense of style changes as well. Make the transition as easy as possible for them, and help your pre-teenager out by encouraging them to find themselves and their own sense of style by pimping up their bedroom.

Here is a handful of great ideas that your child will love, making the prospects of growing up a bit less frightening and a lot more fun.

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How to Keep Germany Cheap

Visiting Germany is a fantastic opportunity. There’s lots to see and do while you’re there and the people are friendly and welcoming. It isn’t often on a traveler’s bucket list, but it should be. The one downside to travelling through Germany is that it can get expensive. So, if you want to keep your trip cheap, here are few suggestions.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Can't Create, Won't Create: Encouraging Ongoing Creativity In Your Children

We all know that creativity is important. Creative people tend to be more empathetic, open minded, and generally happier. And, a study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology proved as much. Yet, society still fails to nurture creativity as much as many would argue it should.

This is particularly the case when it comes to children. As Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”. Any parent knows about the creative beauty of a child’s mind. Unhindered, children paint, sing and make things daily. It’s a natural side effect of letting kids be kids. Even the act of play is a creation for youngsters. You only have to listen to the elaborate story lines which go hand in hand with their games. 

But somewhere along the way, children fall into the same trap we did - they lose that creative spark. For many parents, the moment happens without notice. It’s all part of growing up, isn’t it? 

Debt Free? Hooray! The Surprising Things You Learn After The Fact

The majority of people spend their lives trying to get out of debt. No one wants a credit card bill hanging over their heads, especially if they want to sleep at night. So, like most of us, you work hard, cut back, and pay your bills on time. Then, the strangest thing happened – you didn’t have to do it any longer! All of sudden, the debt disappeared and you are officially out of the red and into the black. While it’s a great feeling, it’s also a weird one, too, because it is brand new. 

To help you through the process, here are a few of the things you can expect to learn down the line.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Body Confident Mama: Bouncing Back After Baby

When you’re pregnant, it’s amazing to watch your body change and adapt to growing a perfect little baby. It really is a precious experience. And even though your body is changing, you’re so excited at the prospect of a new family member, whether it’s your first or not, that you don’t even mind. However, it’s okay to admit that when you have given birth, and your body doesn’t bounce back right away; you feel a little disheartened. Because you will get to a point after having had your baby where you see your body and wonder how you will ever feel confident again. But you can. Because bouncing back after baby can be done, so let’s take a look into how.

When Bigger Isn't Better: These Alternative Homes Are Guaranteed To Make You Want To Pack Your Bags!

For a lot of people, it often seems as though the only options they have when it comes to their homes are apartments or houses. Now, there's nothing wrong with that. People can often find some truly incredibly houses and apartments that they are happy in for years and years. However, if you're working on a budget, or even just looking for something a little bit different, these options can be kind of limited. That being said, there are many different options that you can choose from as long as you're willing to trade in a few things. The most common trade in when people are looking for an alternative home is space, but if you're willing to make some adjustments in your life, then you're likely to find that bigger isn't always better!

Health Insurance Is Vital In Modern Times, And Here's Why

All families in the US need to purchase a health insurance policy that protects their children. Many people get a deal of that nature as part of their employment package. Those folks only have to pay a small contribution towards the cover every month. However, some folks don’t have those benefits, and so they need to get in touch with relevant insurance providers as soon as possible. The information on this page will help to show readers why policies of that nature are so important in modern times. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mompreneuer Life: But Where To Start When Working For Yourself?

Working for yourself can often be the dream for many, and as I have been fortunate enough to become a freelancer and work from home, I can tell you that there are some amazing benefits. Being around for your children for their school drop offs or when they need me, while still being able to bring an income into the family is a great feeling. But it takes a lot of work and dedication, and often the work and life balance can be merged. After all, your home is your office and often you can never feel fully off the clock with your working life. However, many people are still considering this move and I thought it would be an ideal time to share with you some of the things you should consider if you are deciding to take this big step. 

Incorporating Comfort Into Your Interiors Without Sacrificing Aesthetic

When it comes to interior design, most properties tend to swing one of two ways: the impeccable show home style house or the cluttered, well-lived-in home. Why? Because people tend to believe that presentation has to be all or nothing. They will spend hours poring over the minor details or throw caution to the wind and ensure that their house shows all of the wear and tear of everyday life. So, where do we draw the line and can we achieve a healthy balance? Of course, we can. The key to getting it right is moderation. So, here’s how to incorporate comfort and homeliness to your property without sacrificing a stunning aesthetic.

Positive Home Atmosphere & Happy, Healthy Families Go Hand In Hand

The home is an important space for the family. All parents are well aware of the feeling of wanting to protect your family at all costs. You want them to be happy, healthy and full of life, and achieving that can sometimes seem like something of an impossible mission. But much of what you need to do happens in the home, and as long as you are building up a happy home life, you are forging a strong foundation for your family to thrive in. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the most beneficial things you can do to ensure that your home is the ideal space for your family to thrive in. Some of these are easier than others to carry out, but they are all essential.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Why should schools invest on Rubber Mulch

I personally support going the natural way of dealing with things, but it can change when the fun and safety of my kids are involved. We tell our kids how their teachers are like their second parents at school so why not make school a better and safer place for kids to consider it as their second home too?

Playground and parks normally have grass flooring which helps make the place children friendly but there are cases where natural grass areas become muddy and unsafe in wet conditions, thus; where Rubber Mulch comes in handy as it provides a natural looking flooring option which still protects kids from injuries when using play equipment.

A friendly place to get more information on what Rubber Mulch is and how to get it installed on outdoor playground, recreational areas at schools nurseries and even on parks can be easily found at Soft Surfaces.

What I love most about this ingenious idea is that they reused truck tires which also promotes the importance of reusing waste and turning it into something that helps people. You also won't need to do any ground works like removing trees. It can even be installed on mud and tarmac surfaces as it's particularly adaptable. A big +1 for being environment-friendly right?

There are no more worries when we see our kids fall down with the impact absorbing rubber mulch. We can simply let our kids be kids and let them pick themselves up whenever they fall down. A +1 on parenting for that part I must say.

Cost wise it's quite budget friendly and economical because their product comes in various colors and design which makes it flexible to work on your budget. You can easily get a quotation by visiting their website. Here's a sneak peak on how the installation is done: 

Children learn as they play. Most importantly in play, children learn how to learn.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Put The Plug In These Common Kitchen Problems

The kitchen has to be one of the most-used rooms in any home. After all, it’s where families all come together to prepare meals and socialize. If your kitchen is open plan and also includes a dining space, then you will be using it even more! However, there are some very common kitchen problems that could make this important room a lot more inconvenient than inviting. Sick of issues ruining your kitchen workspace? Here are some very easy solutions to common kitchen issues.

Television Tearing Your Family Apart? Put An End To The Arguments Today

If you’re anything like most families, the television causes nothing but arguments. In many households, that little device is more hassle than it’s worth. Despite your desire to find programs you can all enjoy, your tastes are just too different. As such, you end up turning the television off to solve issues, and then no one's happy. It’s far from ideal and can cause significant problems in any family. 

We’re going to level with you straight away; there’s no easy fix for this. While we would love to wave a wand and find television harmony, it’s not going to happen. But, that doesn’t mean this is an entirely lost cause. While you may not be able to enjoy the television together, there are ways to make sure you all get a chance to watch your favorite shows. Read on to learn about them! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

5 Tips To Help Your Car Security Go Up A Gear

You would think that when your car is parked at home, it couldn’t be any safer, right? Well, in actual fact, there are a lot of reports of car theft and break ins when auto owners least expect it. Quite a few people who have reported a stolen car only realize that it is no longer on their drive when they go to get into it for work!

To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, here are my top five tips to ensure your car is also safe and secure when it’s at home.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Is Your House Ready For Climate Change?

Nobody's quite sure exactly how severe climate change will be when it finally gets into full swing, but the latest projections don’t make for pretty reading. While it’s reasonable to expect that those in charge will eventually put measures in place to stop climate change from having too much of an impact, in all likelihood, we will have to put up with some of the effects - and soon. As such, it’s important that you get your home ready for the climate shift; if you prepare sufficiently, then you’ll be in a good position to handle whatever the natural world throws at you. 

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Let Kids be Kids at the Biggest Kiddie Party Ever! #SMKidsCity2017

Having fun, guiding our kids, loving them, and letting them enjoy their childhood is our most important roles as parents. Most parents especially working moms would have to admit though that it's not as easy as it sounds. I already consider myself a supermom when I get to squeeze in an extra activity or bonding moment with my family. Oh, how I wish they can stay as kids forever but time would definitely not allow it. That's why it's important to seize the moment and spend as much time with our kids as possible. Our usual bonding time is going to the mall to eat, shop, watch a movie and even shopping but last Saturday, July 29, we spent quality time at SM Southmall for the launching of the biggest kiddie party which SM Supermarket and Savemore Market is throwing; SM Kid's City! 

I don't know who was more excited me or the kids because there was so much going on! There were freebies everywhere! We got to experience the different taste of URC, Knorr, Purefoods, Maggi, Lucky Me!, American Garden, Nexttrade Philippines, Papa Catsup, McCormick, Federated Distributors Inc., Lady's Choice and Delimondo. 

There were also interactive activities for everyone where we get to witness the effectiveness of the products from Pampers and Johnson's Baby which can all be found at SM Supermarket and Savemore Market. 

Imagine, all our favorite brands gathered together to throw a kiddie party where everyone is invited to enjoy fun games, cool rides, exciting activities, special promos and awesome guests like the Minions, Team Yey and my kids' favorite Pororo! and again did I mention that admission is FREE?! 

Kids enjoying the free rides!

Activity area for the kids, where they can color, play and have fun!

Food is life as my youngest daughter likes to say and Kids' City has SM Eats that offers its best-selling turon with langka that's considered as Pinoy's "Pambansang Merienda" along with rice meals, lumpiang togue, cheesy corn, brownies, and soft serve icecream. Also in the city are Pizza Pedrico's, Daisee's Cupcakes, Aling Nene's Kakanin, Galax Kakanin, Infinit Biscocho, Ivy Sushi, and Starkaffea. This surely made it easier to make our bonding time fun filled and productive at the same time because I was able to shop some goodies as they were offered at a discounted price. 

We surely had a blast especially the kids. 

What are you waiting for moms and dads? Let your kids be kids at SM's Kids' City. Roadshows scheduled is as follow: 
  • · SM Fairview on August 5 
  • · SM Bacoor on August 19 
  • · SM San Lazaro on September 2 
  • · and the grand finale at SM Megamall on September 16. 
So better mark your calendars and make sure not to miss this fun-filled day that your kids will surely appreciate at SM Supermarket and Savemore Market's Kids' City! 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Turn Your Home Into a Family Space You Can All Enjoy

If you have a family, you need a family home. But not every home functions in that. There are things that you can do to make your home more of a family space. And when you manage to pull those changes off, you will have a home that everyone in your family can enjoy and be happy with. Here’s how you can turn your home into a family space that you can all love and enjoy.

Make the Kitchen Diner the Hub of the Home

The kitchen diner should be the room that you spend most time in together as a whole family. If you don’t really have a kitchen diner or it’s broken up into multiple rooms, this is something worth changing. If you have a space with a dining table and a breakfast bar, you can eat together and be social at the start of the day, as well as at the end of it.