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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Home Comforts That No Family Can Live Without


It’s an old cliché but, when dealing with the family home, comfort really is king. If your castle is ever going to be considered fit for royalty, those simple joys need to be your priority at all times. Master these elements below, and everything else should soon fall into place.

A Good Temperature

While it might not be something we always appreciate, the room temperature and air circulation are vital for the home’s vibe. Nobody wants to be sat on the sofa wearing three or four layers of clothing, for example. Stay on top of your HVAC needs with these simple tricks for ongoing home comfort. Fail to do this, and the whole property can become unbearable. 

A Feeling Of Safety

Your home is a place where you should be able to rest without a care in the world. The knowledge that your home is susceptible to a break-in is enough to give anyone sleepless nights. Investing in the right alarms and security features to maintain the advantage over burglars and thieves is vital. Meanwhile, anyone living in flood-prone locations should consider this factor too.


A Good Water Pressure

We use the home for a whole host of daily activities. However, showering and bathing are close to the top of that list. A plumber will quickly boost the pressure and ensure that all water movement facilities are in good health. Frankly, this simple source of joy can make a world of difference after a tough day at work. Moreover, it could save valuable time in the mornings.

A Comfortable Bed

The average person spends eight hours sleeping each night. By starting and ending the day in good style, your whole life (not just at home) will see huge rewards. Finding the best mattress should always be considered the priority. Combine this with a positive bedroom environment, including thick drapes, for optimum benefits.


A Sense Of Belonging

When you buy a property, you invest in a new lifestyle. The neighborhood is a crucial element of this, and feeling accepted by the community is pivotal. Without necessarily being best mates, you should enjoy friendly relationships with neighbors. Get to know the surroundings by visiting local attractions too, and you’ll be in a far happier place.

A Sense Of Ownership

Likewise, you must feel that the property is yours. Home is where the heart is, and embracing a sense of love through personality and character is key. The quickest way to do this is by using family photos and holiday souvenirs. When added to a few design features that feel just right for your family, relaxing at home will feel better than ever.

A Sense Of Satisfaction

Whether you like it or not, the chances of ever getting the home to the point of perfection are minimal. Therefore, the best you can hope for is a sense of contentment. Get those above features in place while prioritizing luxury additions. Seeing your long-term plan of action slowly come together should keep you smiling for the long haul.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Take The Power Back: Upgrading Your Home’s Electricity Supply


Is your home running on old electrics? Not only could this have a negative effect on your energy bill, you may find that your electricity supply isn’t working as effectively as it should. Here are just a few ways to modernise your home’s electricity.

Upgrade your panel

Old electrical panels are often worth getting checked out, especially if you’ve been experiencing numerous power outages recently. It’s possible your old panel might not be suitable to meet the electrical demands of a modern house. Alternatively, there could be damage that needs fixing such as corrosion or dodgy breakers. Finding an electrician that does electrical panel upgrades could be worthwhile. This is not a job you should ever do yourself without a license.

Add new sockets and lights

Getting a few new sockets and light fittings installed in your home could be worthwhile in some cases. This could prevent you having to rely on overloaded power strips and multiple plug-in lamps. You should pay a licensed electrician to wire-in these light fittings and sockets. This can be an expensive job, but it could add a lot of value to your home. When considering overhead lighting, those on a budget should consider track lighting over spot lighting.



Get rid of power-guzzling appliances

It’s worth also considering your appliances. Old washing machines and refrigerators may not be very economical in comparison to some of the appliances available today. Appliances with an Energy Star rating are worth looking out for, as they are very green and cheap to run (most of these appliances work just as well as power-hungry versions). You should also consider your light bulbs – swapping out incandescent bulbs for LEDs could also help you to save a lot of money.

Make use of smart technology

Smart technology (also known as ‘the internet of things’) is the latest household trend. This involves appliances that can be operated using your smartphone. Smart TVs, smart kettles and smart lighting are just some of the options out there. You can also switch to smart heating and air conditioning, controlling your home’s temperature from your phone. In fact, you could install a smart energy reader that allows you to take readings of your gas and electricity consumption on your phone.



Switch to sustainable power

More households are taking the decision to go off-grid, getting their power from sustainable sources. Solar panels are the most common method of generating power – these generate electricity using the energy of the sun. Shop around for solar panel installation companies to find the best rate. Another option could be to install a home wind turbine if you live in a particularly windy area. Installing these sustainable power sources can be expensive, however you’ll make up costs in the long run by not having to pay electricity bills.

Uni-Pak Mackerel Sandwich Recipe + Giveaway!

Time flies fast! It seems as though we just celebrated New Year and now it's already the month of March! From grand festivities with bountiful feast, we're now heading to the Holy Week. Philippines, being one of the only two predominantly Roman Catholic nations in Asia, it is a religious tradition to observe the Holy Week or Mahal na Araw. One of the popular practices observed during the Holy Week is fasting or meatless meals.

Just in time for the Holy Week, I have prepared yet another recipe using Uni-pak Mackerel in Natural Oil. It was also Holy Week last year when I first posted about Uni-pak and shared a recipe.  

If you have been following my Instagram, you know that I am promoting healthy lifestyle. So this recipe that I am sharing with you is definitely diet friendly and is easy to prepare, this is what I had for dinner last  night. 

Here's the recipe:

Uni-Pak Mackerel Sandwich 


Ingredients:

2 cans of Uni-pak Mackerel (155 grams)
minced onions 
1-2 tsp of lime
mayonaise (amount depends on your preferred consistency)
1 tbsp of cream (optional)
1 cup of pineapple tidbits (optional)
lettuce (optional)

Procedure:

1. Bone the Mackerel if desired
2. Mix Uni-pak Mackerel, minced onions, mayonnaise, cream and lime together
3. Season with salt and pepper
4. Spread on your bread of choice; whole grain bread for a healthier option
5. Add lettuce and pineapple in between (optional)
6. Enjoy!

It's easy to prepare and it tastes good! This is ideal for people on the go, you can prepare it the night before and have it for breakfast or even for lunch!

For a change, try switching from tuna to Mackerel. It tastes equally good but more affordable. Uni-pak Mackerel already tastes good on its own and surprisingly, there are a lot of different dishes you can come up with it. Indeed Uni-pak Mackerel is a must have in every household; hindi basta nakasanyan the best na yan!

Giveaway!



You made it this far, and for that I am once again giving a Uni-Pak Mackerel gift pack to 1 lucky reader! Winning is easy peasy, simply follow the steps below.

1. Follow She's The Mom and Uni- Pak Mackerel on Facebook
2. Follow @pearlizshell and unipakmackerel on Instagram.
3. Share this post on FB with the hashtags: #ShesTheMomxUniPakMackerel #PakNaPak #ShesTheMomGiveaway
4. Re-gram this post on IG with the hashtags: #ShesTheMomxUniPakMackerel #PakNaPak #ShesTheMomGiveaway
5. Comment you shared posts here. Make sure all your shared posts are set to public so I can check.

Congratulations Winner!!!


Winner will be drawn using online random picker. Giveaway is until March 18, 2018!

M2 Malunggay, Okra and Luya Tea Drink giveaway is still up, you may join here.