Chicken Tinola with a Twist

In the coming days, many of my post will be about foods. I’m now the cook in the house. My mother was the one who cooked for us but because of her health condition, she can’t do it unless she’s feeling better. She easily gets tired even just standing for few minutes.  

I’m not born with cooking ability so I need to watch cooking tutorials online. I am not the only one who will eat my food but my mother, daughter and sister so I need to do it right to satisfy their tummies. Before I don’t have courage to cook for the family but if I will not who will do it. Sometimes my sister cooks but it happens once in a blue moon. Oh well, I’m happy because I can cook different dishes now. Simple dishes but surely makes our tummy full.

Anyway, here is my first food post … When it comes to chicken soup, chicken tinola is always the dish I can cook. I grew up eating this especially during rainy days. It is best to eat chicken soup everytime it is cold and rainy.

Here’s how I cook my Chicken Tinola. In little oil sautee ginger first wait till aromatic then add garlic and onions. Add chicken (I remove skin) season with fish sauce. Cook chicken for few minutes or wait until slightly brown. Add water, chicken cube and add fish sauce, let it boil. Add papaya or chayote with this dish I put papaya. Don’t over cook papaya or chayote. If chicken becomes tender add in chili leaves. You can add malunggay leaves if no chili leaves. You now have chicken tinola so for a twist after your tinola is done cooking,  add cup of gata (coconut milk), season with salt and pepper, let it boil then turn off the heat. I learned this Tinolang May Gata through Instagram of #themommyiscooking.

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What’s the Difference Between an Interior Designer and a Home Decorator?

These two professions are considered one and the same, but there are big differences that make an interior designer and a home decorator 100-percent unique to each other.

What is an Interior Designer?

Interior designers have studied the links between design, décor, and human behaviors. There’s a science and psychology to interior design, which becomes prevalent in the décor preferences that people showcase. Instead of simply choosing a color palette and theme for a room, interior designers get to know someone, then gauge what would work best with their personality, moods, and design favorites.

What is a Home Decorator?

On the other hand, home decorators are professionals that furnish and accentuate a house, one room at a time. Their focus is on creating a beautiful home, using fashionable or trendy décor to construct a well-organized, gorgeous room. There is little personality involved, but home decorators do take the favorites of their clients into account. On some small level, moving companies, like the movers in St Petersburg FL, are impromptu home decorators when they follow your dictation to get the exact look you want when placing your furnishings.

How are Interior Designers and Home Decorators Different?

Interior designers and home decorators are different in the ways they work and create their arts, as both are creative artists in their own rights. When an interior designer is hired, you can expect lots of questions about what you like, love, dislike, and the life experiences that led you to these favorites. Whereas, when you hire a home decorator, you can expect a barrage of creative ideas that are more centered on the architecture of your home, and less on your personality, moods, and preferences.

How are Interior Designers and Home Decorators the Same?

Interior designers and home decorators are the same in that they both use their professions to create amazing visuals out of different rooms. They are both artists, and both have worked hard to construct reliable reputations, good business sense, and a friendliness that keeps their clients coming back over and over again.

Regardless of who you pick, you should check out their portfolios to gauge their capabilities and artistries before you hire from either profession.

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How to Ease Your Kids into Being Homeschooled

Oft-times, kids have varied reactions to the news of being switched from public school to homeschool. Some are elated and excited to begin this new chapter in their educations. While others are confused, and even upset, at the prospect of leaving the traditional classroom and their friends. However, if homeschool is something you absolutely think is best for your kids, this article outlines methods to ease your kids into being homeschooled.

Change Up the Schedule to Accommodate Late Sleepers and Morning Routines

With homeschool, you can create your own times, so you can accommodate late sleepers. If you allow your kids to wake up naturally, they are sure to be more refreshed and ready for the few hours of at-home curriculum you have planned for them.

Create an Interactive Curriculum that Mixes Knowledge and Interests

One downer about public school is that children rarely get to study what truly interests them. Arts and music, for example, are the most common banished subjects when budget cuts are made. Ergo, you should create a curriculum that mixes must-have knowledge, like math and science, with extras that your children have interest in, like cooking and sports.

Relent to Weekly Get-Togethers for Children with Public School Friends

If your child has been in public school for a while, they have probably accumulated a few close friends. Instead of cutting them off completely from at-school pals, encourage them to invite those friends over on a weekly basis. Encourage them to bring those friendships home, to the real world outside of public school. You could even invest in indoor playground equipment for those rainy days.

Start with Two or Three Days of the Week

Most children need an adjustment period to ease into homeschool curriculum and the concept of learning from home at all. Hence, you should start slow. Give the kids a week of rest from public school, then integrate two to three days the following week. Keep adding a day until you have a good schedule that works for you and your kiddos.

Homeschool is a personal choice, and one that has proven to have great educational results for parents and children alike. So, if your youngster has problems easing into the idea of being homeschooled, you should implement the aforementioned methods in hopes of creating excitement, elation, and anticipation for the new routines to come.

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Go Back Couple

I’m back in watching Korean drama. I can’t remember what the last Kdrama I have watched. So, I started watching Kdrama again and just finished watching Go Back Couple. This one is currently airing on ABS-CBN in the afternoon.

Synopsis

Choi Ban-Do (Son Ho-Jun) and Ma Jin-Joo (/Jang_Na-Ra”>Jang Na-Ra) are both 38-years-old and a married couple. Choi Ban-Do has been burdened with being the breadwinner and Ma Jin-Joo is a housewife with low self-esteem. Even though they loved each other when they married, they now hate each other. They both regret marrying at such a young age. The couple travel through time and find themselves as 20-year-old university students, when they met for the first time. (source – http://asianwiki.com/Go_Back_Couple)

I like this drama, the story is not complicated at all. It has only 12 episodes. I finished this drama after three days because I only watching during my free time. I’m not familiar with the lead actor but I know the lead actress, Jang Na-ra. Well, if you are looking for light Kdrama this one is recommended. Light drama, romance and shows funny side as well. Now, that I have done watching this I need to check “She was Pretty”, this Kdrama was recommended by my niece who also loves watching Kdrama. Another niece recommended me to watch “Whats Wrong with Secretary Kim” so these two will be in my list and will surely watch them. My daughter is still in vacation so I have free time to watch Kdrama.

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How to Fix a Soggy Yard

A soggy yard is no fun, and can actually lead to serious damage to your home. The good news is that you don’t just have to live with a wet yard and there are several different options to give that soggy lawn a new, drier life.

Improve Aeration

Soil that is compact will lead to standing water in your lawn, and by simply aerating the yard, you can eliminate this issue. One of the easiest ways to do this is by wearing a pair of aeration shoes and walking around your yard. Aeration shoes look similar to golf shoes and feature spikes along the bottom. These spikes penetrate the soil creating small holes that promote better drainage. Another option is to use an aeration pole, which will require inserting the pole several inches into the ground before pulling it out. The pole will pull plugs out of the soil to allow for better aeration.

Install French Drains

French drains Erie PA are the go to solution to prevent water from seeping into your home’s foundation or pooling in the yard. How they work is that they direct water into a trench filled with gravel. The water flows through the trench and into a perforated pipe located towards the trench’s bottom. Once inside the pipe, the water can safely empty away from the home. 

Check your Gutters

Gutters that aren’t working properly – either from damage, being clogged, or improper installation – are a major cause of soggy yards. The entire purpose of gutters and downspouts is to direct water away from your house and yard, but when they’re not doing their job, this water has nowhere to go except for pooling in your yard. Simply fixing any issues with the gutters and downspouts will go a long way to reducing soggy lawns.

Build a Creek Bed

If there are low levels in your yard that pools with water, considering building a creek bed. Creek beds will require digging a trench and filling it with rocks but it is a great way to redirect water away from your home. Furthermore, creek beds can be stylish and landscaped in a way that it improves the overall appearance of your home’s exterior.

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Reasons To Utilize Jewelry Appraising Software

Jewelers often find that they have so many crucial aspects of their business that they can not keep up with it all. This is where jewelry appraisal software comes in handy. There are several ways in which it can help you to run your jewelry operation more effectively. We will look at these below.

Increasing Productivity

This kind of software helps you to increase productivity in several important ways. It allows you to develop professional-looking appraisals, to arrange the clientele files, and all faster than ever before. This means that you can produce a greater number of appraisals in a single day.

Easily breeze through the process of developing professional proposals with consistent accuracy. It allows you to do online plotting with reset, figure up gem weights, and avail yourself of still more helpful features. Appraisals that are in progress can be easily reviewed and monitored in actual real time. This gives you ideal oversight, management, and dependable consistency.

Managing Current Clients

There is no reason to miss your follow ups on clients whom you have done appraisals for in the past. You can use this software to set reminders for important client followups so they are not accidentally forgotten. The customer database will help you to stay close to your present clients to make sure the appraisals remain current. This will help to increase your present and future business volume.

Developing Appraisals Remotely

It is entirely possible to meet a client away from the shop. This is where appraisals on the go come in handy. You can develop cloud-based proposals that you can later auto-sync up on all of your various devices as you need to make changes. The changes will auto update and re-sync automatically as well. Secure access to the proposal is available to both you and the client from any computer terminal or laptop. All you need is the password.

Affording the Software

The best feature of such software is that it does not require any large, upfront, or out of pocket expenses. Instead, you simply pay a reasonable monthly-based flat subscription fee. The powerful platform will ensure that you always have accurate and highest-quality, professional proposals wherever and whenever you need them in your jewelry business.

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Homemade Baked Macaroni

Ingredients:

Butter/olive oil ,Onion, Garlic

Ground pork, Hotdogs

Mushrooms, Spaghetti sauce

Banana ketchup, Water

Cheese Whiz, Cheese

Salt and pepper

Preparations:

1. Cook macaroni shells according to package directions.

2. In a separate pan,  saute garlic and onion in butter and olive oil.

2. Add ground pork and wait till it becomes brown in color.

3. Put hotdog and mushroom, cook for few minutes.

4. When cooked add spaghetti sauce,  ketchup and water. Simmer for few minutes. 

5.. Add cheese whiz and grated cheese. Season with  salt and pepper.

6. Mix cooked macaroni shells in the sauce. Be sure to mix everything so all the shells are tasty. 

7. Put in an oven container then top with cheese. 

8. Baked in 175 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes or until cheese melted.

9. Remove from the oven and let it cool before serving. 

This is delicious.  I only used ordinary cheese but i know if i use expensive cheese like Parmesan,  cheddar and other similar cheese will enhance and level up the taste nonetheless still yummy.

How to Achieve Beautiful Look

It’s no secret that most women love to feel and look their best. Besides, when you look good, you tend to feel good. Implement these tips to get started with revamping your look.

1. Add fun accessories.
When it’s time to put together a beautiful look, always remember that the details matter. Accessories as ornate as handmade leather belts can take an outfit to a new level. Purchase a few boleros and baseball caps. When you’re having a bad day, throw your hair in a bun and add a snazzy hat. If you like wearing jewelry, a beautiful pair of hoop earrings will be lovely to wear with anything from a sundress to a denim outfit. Take your purse into consideration. You don’t want to put a ton of effort into your overall look and wear a raggedy bag. Try to either purchase a durable designer bag that’ll last and go with multiple outfits. Alternatively, you can choose to purchase a fun new purse each season. If you buy an inexpensive bag each season, you won’t have to worry about it wearing out on you.

2. Change your makeup routine.
Your makeup routine will help you when you’re ready to put forth a more polished appearance. If you’re not really experienced with makeup, that’s okay. There are millions of helpful tutorials available on sites like YouTube. However, to get started, it’s best to keep it simple. A simple, bold lipstick, some mascara and some under-eye concealer will help you create a clean and simple look you can wear on a daily basis.

3. Exercise.
The more you exercise, the better your body will feel. Exercise is important in order to get proper circulation within your body. It’s also important so that you can get the benefits of weight management. Pick an exercise that excites you and actually inspires you to keep going. If you love to dance, a good dance class will get your heart rate up, burn those calories and release those endorphins. Plus, many women admit that exercise is more for their mental health than anything else. It’s such an incredible stress-reliever. With all the benefits included in a good workout, you should get up and get started right now.

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Where to Find Comfortable Concealment Clothes

A concealed carry permit is easy to get, provided you pass the background check. Comfortable concealment clothes, on the other hand, are significantly harder to come by. Many people choose to carry in holster rather than try to find consumer clothing that is not only comfortable, but looks stylish too.

The problem is that most clothing design conceal a gun is not comfortable, or it makes the fact that you are carrying a weapon too obvious. You need to be able to trust that your clothing will get the job done and will not give away that you have a weapon, especially in these controversial times.

Some of the most readily available types of clothing are shirts, shorts, vests, and jackets. these are designed with hidden pockets or Velcro holsters that will easily contain your firearm and keep it safe without restricting your access to it. The type of clothing is perfect for an off-duty police officer or other law-enforcement official, or even for a civilian that just wants to carry their gun with them.

Certain bulky firearms might not fit as easily with in these types of clothing, but most standard weapons will. The clothing conforms to your body and provides a comfortable fit without the telltale silhouette of a gun. When it comes to undercover clothes, there aren’t many choices that are better.

Imagine being able to put your old holster away and instead carry your weapon on your side or in the pocket of a jacket—without the worry that it will fall out of that pocket or that someone will notice. Weapons make people uncomfortable, especially if they aren’t familiar with them, so take the time to invest in clothing that allows you to stay armed and protected without putting others around you on edge.

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Preparing to be a Homeowner

When you’re moving from an apartment or your parent’s house into your first home, there are a few basic items you need to purchase before moving.  Being well-prepared can ease some of the stress and frustration that first-time homeowners sometimes experience.

Prepare a Tool Kit

Typically,renters are not responsible for repairs that are needed on the rental property. Therefore, you probably don’t have some of the basic tools you’ll need to make minor repairs or to decorate your home. Some of the items you should have in your toolbox are a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, tape measure, adjustable wrenches and a utility knife. You might also want to invest in a power drill or electric screwdriver. When you’re decorating your new home, having tools for hanging picture frames, measuring and leveling will make achieving perfection much easier.

Outdoor Space

If you have been living where you were not responsible for the upkeep of a lawn, you’ll need to purchase some lawn care equipment. A mower and trimmer are essential. You may also need other items such as a rake, shovel and wheelbarrow. If you plan to have a flower garden or vegetable garden, you’ll need to invest in some basic garden tools such as a trowel and spade. A water hose is also something you’ll likely need as a new homeowner.

Preparation System

As a renter, you probably only had to make one call to report a plumbing or electrical problem. Once you become a homeowner, you should prepare a list of names and numbers of repair people just in case you need to call a professional.  Sometimes, you can get recommendations from family, neighbors or co-workers. Keep the list of names and numbers along with important papers such as insurance policies and product or appliance warranties in an easily accessible place.

As a homeowner, you have an increase in home maintenance responsibilities. You can often save yourself some money when you have the necessary tools on hand to do small repair jobs around the house.

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