Essentials for Creating a Cozy Family Room in the Basement

If you have an unfinished or unfurnished basement, it’s time to make the most of that valuable real estate. Creating a family room will give you a space to make memories. You can watch movies or play games down there, and you don’t have to worry about folding blankets or making sure every element is tidy because most won’t see the space. A finished basement also gives the kids a place to play or hang out with their friends. Below are a few essentials you will need:

  • Comfortable Seating – Ordinary sofas just won’t do. You want seating you can melt into for hours to watch a movie marathon on a rainy weekend. The furniture should be durable and long-lasting. Bean bag chairs and sofas are exactly what you need. Make sure the ones you get have a machine-washable cover. This way you won’t have to worry about stains setting in. With bean bags, you also don’t have to be concerned that one area will break down and become uncomfortable after a while.
  • Dehumidifier – It is not very often that you hear anyone complain about their basement being dry. These underground spaces are generally very damp. Unfortunately, moisture can lead to mold and mildew, which can make your family sick. You definitely want to have a dehumidifier down there.
  • Game Table – You don’t absolutely need a game table, but if your family enjoys board and card games then having a game table will come in handy. You can even opt for a folding table and chairs that you can keep out-of-the-way until they are needed. You may also want to consider a few TV tables that you can put beverages and snacks on, so they don’t get spilled on the game
  • Recessed Wall Fireplace – If your basement is like most, it is much cooler than the rest of the house. Although you can certainly put a space heater down there, a recessed wall fireplace is a better option. It will give the space a nice cozy feeling. Since they are mounted on the wall, you don’t have to worry about little ones getting too close.

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Storage Bins – You will need some type of storage system, unless you want the room to become a chaotic mess of clutter. This could mean shelves for games and movies or large Rubbermaid containers for toys. You will want something to store extra blankets in, too because when the kids have a slumber party, this is likely where they will end up sleeping.

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Firmoo Rx Sunglasses Review

Are you enjoying your summer? It’s pretty warm here in San Diego but I shouldn’t be complaining since it’s not as bad as other states were. Anyway, I wanted to share this new product I received for review. Many of you may have heard about Firmoo an online optical store that sells fashionable glasses and sunglasses for men and women, but did you know that they sell Rx sunglasses too? Yes, you heard me right! They have the coolest Rx sunglasses at a very reasonable price. I was so fortunate to be contacted by their representative for product sampling. I was glad that they’ve chosen my blog and had me picked one of their Rx sunglasses collections. I was thrilled by their offer; it had been awhile since I’ve worn one.

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I checked their website and I told myself “I’ve got to have the #FS1013 – Burgundy”. I ordered it and the best thing is that I didn’t have trouble navigating to their website and ordering was just so easy, even not a computer savvy could do it. You just have to provide the information regarding your prescription from your doctor and specify the details to your liking and hit the continue button and checkout your order. I also love their customer service because they are always ready to guide and help your needs.

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I received the product later that week and I am impressed with it. I love the style; it’s very chic and trendy. The fitting is just perfect and I got a lot of compliments from it on Facebook and even from friends who’ve seen me wearing it. I love it’s casing too. I am definitely satisfied with Firmoo’s excellent quality of products and their service to their client too. Thank you so much for the opportunity and it was surely nice working with you!

Great news friends, Firmoo is celebrating their 5th anniversary soon and they want you to be a part of it, they are giving YOU (my followers/audiences) the highest discount ever, you can avail their 40% off the frames storewide by using this code FIRMOO5Y it is valid from September 1st to 10th only. Hurry and take advantage of this amazing offer today!

Disclaimer – Product(s) received for FREE, contents are 100% mine and I am not paid to give my honest opinion…

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Pampering myself!

Last week on my day off I went to the mall to get foot massage done.


I decided to have my “ME time” after I drop my kids off to school. It’s been awhile since I last had my foot massage, I don’t even remember when was the last time I did it. But I usually get my back massage especially when I feel like my back is carrying heavy weights already. Anyhow, it felt so good and as the lady starts rubbing my foot, my hands starts sweating. I was wondering why it did, kind of weird though. After that I went to AMC and watch a movie, I bought a ticket hoping to be able to watch “Into the storm” but I was surprised that there were no people inside. I was all by myself and I started having anxiety already thinking of anything that could possibly happen inside there being alone and with the scary sound effect, it didn’t help at all. I had to leave and watch another movie instead, I ended up watching “The Guardians of the Galaxy” it was all right and somehow I enjoyed watching it at least I wasn’t alone inside the theater. I have to do it again but this time with a friend or two.

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Get Your Ideal Figure Without Plastic Surgery

Sometimes, diet and exercise are not enough to get the figure you want. Plastic surgery doesn’t always seem like such a big deal. After all, it seems like everyone is doing it. Before finding out how bad a tummy tuck can really be, invest in Classic Shapewear to get the figure you deserve without the pain and risks associated with going under the knife.

Cute Names and Real Risks

A tummy tuck sounds easy. In reality, it’s serious surgery. A full tummy tuck will involve the following:

  • Your abdominal muscles will be cut.
  • Your surgeon will reattach them after tightening them.
  • Your surgeon will have to give you a new belly button.
  • You will have an incision and scar across your bikini line.
  • You will have to avoid strenuous activity for up to six weeks.

In the best case scenario, you will have a flat stomach and a notable scar after weeks of pain and suffering. In a less fortunate scenario, you could have complications with the surgery that include:

  • Blood clots in your legs or arms
  • Nerve damage around your abdomen
  • Damage to your internal organs
  • Death due to complications

Similarly, liposuction isn’t a walk in the park. A little liposuction could be a big deal. Additionally, it is important to remember that risks such as infection, poor healing, and dangerous reactions to medications can happen even if you hire the best surgeon. There are other ways to boost your confidence other than plastic surgery.

Comfortable and Practical Ways to Improve Your Figure

Nip and tuck everything in the right place with the right shapewear and bra. Flatten your stomach, smooth your thighs, and lift your breasts without any pain. The best shapewear and bodysuits are designed to be comfortable, and they are designed to work with the latest fashions. Give yourself the confidence boost you need when attending a special event, or give yourself the confidence you need before you walk down the aisle.

The best part about investing in shapewear is that no one will ever know. You can enjoy taking photographs, or you can enjoy turning heads. Quality bodysuits and undergarments are one of the most effective and easiest ways to improve your figure without spending thousands of dollars and risking life-threatening complications.

In addition to the right shapewear, you can focus on clothing that will naturally flatter your figure. It’s important to remember that not all clothing looks great on everyone. Slender women can be swallowed by clothing with too much fabric, and curvier women might want to choose boot cut jeans instead of super-tight skinny jeans. No matter what, you have to choose clothing that complements your skin tone, your style, and your figure. Combining shapewear with clothing that looks great is a winning combination.

Look and Feel the Way You Want

When you look great, you feel great. However, surgery might not be the best way to look and feel great every day. Invest in a few simple undergarments that make clothing look great. It’s true that not every woman can get a six-pack or squeeze into a size two dress with diet and exercise alone. Take care of little imperfections with the right undergarments. Before you go under the knife, see how much of a difference new shapewear and clothing can make.

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Gift Cards Save you Money when You #ShopSmarter

Where do you go for your grocery shopping? Do you shop smartly where you do all you can to save bucks when buying your necessities? In this time and age especially those people who live by paycheck-to-paycheck household income, we choose to shop for store brand items because we know we can save better than buying brand names products. Some people may even use coupons to get more savings, which helps a lot. I personally buy store brand products like #safeway brands. Here are some of my recent purchases and not only do I save money but I’m satisfied with the quality of it, as some people may have purchased with the brand name products. I think “Safeway store” is the best place for us to shop and save!

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Anyway, I am encouraging you to join this giveaway, all you have to do is follow the given instructions below!

#ShopSmarter and Save By Buying Gift Cards at Safeway

Here’s How to #ShopSmarter at Safeway and Save

Buying Gift Cards at Safeway Can Save You Money. 3 Days Only (8/16-8/19)

Save big by buying gift cards before you shop, dine or hit the
town. Savvy shoppers can triple dip on savings this week when they
purchase multi-pack gift cards.

Here’s How It Works!

1. Promotional Offer – 15% off gift card multi-packs from 8/16 through
8/19 (offer valid on Fandango, TGIF, Xbox, Cold Stone or iHOP)

2. Fuel Rewards – Safeway offers double-fuel points for every dollar
you spend on gift cards redeemable at Safeway, Chevron, or Texaco
stations ($1 = 2 fuel points). Requires Club Card. To find out more
about Safeway’s fuel rewards program click here.

3. Earn credit card rewards points /savings on your purchase (e.g. 3%

back on groceries, miles, or earn points)

Here’s how the MATH works on a $100 participating multi-pack
purchase = $20+ Savings

1. $15 off – when you purchase $100 in multi-pack cards

2. $3 off when you fill up your tank. (avg. $.17 off per gallon).

3. $2.55 off if you earn 3% back on your credit card grocery

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How does she and I look?

I decided to curl my daughter’s hair. Well, I asked her if she likes curly hair and without second thought she said YES! I didn’t use any chemical to do it, I just tied portion by portion of her hair and let it sit overnight and that’s the outcome. I love it so does she. She got a lot of compliments from her classmates as well as her teacher but she felt embarrassed to it and tried to pull it straight. She looks cute huh? In my case, I downloaded an app and edited my photo.


It almost looks so real and some of my Facebook friends thought I was wearing a wig, which made me laughed. I think I look funny here and my husband said it doesn’t look like me at some point. LOL! What do you think?


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App for 5 years old and under

Are you busy moms who constantly worry about not being able to teach your kids academically? Well, teaching our kids personally is a must “DO” but there are times when we are so busy and aren’t able to provide the time for our kids to teach and we feel guilty about it, Kids Academy App comes in handy.

10624973_698441956907281_5458309200673192444_nIf you are a smartphone user I highly recommend you to download Kids Academy App for your little ones. They have wonderful educational tools for free. My daughter loves their apps and she’s learning her numbers and alphabets easier. She learned some rhymes too as this app provides free songs for kids. I downloaded 3 apps the “Learn to Read & Write Kid’ Puzzles, Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games Free for Toddler and Preschool Children and Kids Puzzles preschool math games for girls and boys”. All I can say is that this apps are fun and the coolest thing ever because it’s motivating, colorful, and engaging for kids! The best thing is that it’s FREE…

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Wedgees – eyeglasses retainer review

I just want to say HI to each and everyone who come and visited my blog. I want you to know that despite of my busy schedule offline I still check and update my blog once in awhile. I do work on my blog’s statistic too to keep it exposed.

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I also would like to share with you the recent product I received for product review. I think this is by far the coolest thing and very useful item I have ever received. It is small but terrible so to speak! Have you heard of Wedgees? It is an eyeglasses retainer and an eyewear holder. The reason why I said it is the coolest thing I have ever received that’s because I wear Rx eyeglasses pretty much all my life since I started wearing one and Wedgees solves the problem I’m having with my eyeglasses. Wearing glasses can be at times annoying especially when the fitting is poor; it starts slipping off my nose ridge, which can be frustrating. Thanks to the one who invented the Wedgees. It kept my glasses securely in place.

I work as a cashier in a grocery store and fixing my glasses several times while my hands are full and busy working is definitely not helping a lot, but now that I have this Wedgees it makes my work a lot easier to manage. Wedgees representative is so kind and generous that they actually sent me 6 pairs of it in assorted colors for review, I shared some to my co-workers and had my son wear it too for his eyeglasses. They love it as much as I do. I am very well satisfied with it and I highly recommend it to everyone who wears eyeglasses like me.



  • Keeps your glasses securely in place.
  • No straps, tubes or cords.
  • Soft, comfortable, durable and moisture-proof.
  • Relieve temple arm pressure.
  • Available in fashionable colors.

For further details of their products I suggest you to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. You can also get it on Amazon!

Disclaimer – Product(s) received for FREE, contents are 100% mine and I am not paid to give my honest opinion…

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Have you tried menstrual cup?

Or should I say have you heard of it at all? Perhaps some of YOU may have but I am also certain that most of you have not, and it’s OK. I would like to share my experience with my readers out there on the first menstrual cup (moon cup) I’ve ever used. What makes me decide to try it? I normally have heavy menstrual flow and it get’s nasty when blood clots starts pouring out (please excuse my statement especially when you are eating), I waste a lot of menstrual pads. My work requires standing a lot and it hasn’t been easy for me during my monthly period and since I heard about menstrual cup and its positive reviews I gave it a try. It was uncomfortable the first two days; I felt the pressure around my uterus wall when I’m laid down and with the stem uncut it made it even pricklier. After cutting the stem all the way I feel better. I don’t have to worry about removing it even without the stem because it has a grip where we can hold on to and just a little push it will come out easily. I’m glad I have it, since then I don’t wear pads anymore. Using this eco-friendly and reusable plastic cup helped me save money and it’s easy to clean too. The key is to insert it the right way, which you will learn after a few days of using it. Following the instruction carefully is definitely a must. YOU should get one for yourself too!

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UV Blocking Travel Umbrella – Sun Grubbies Review

According to the weather forecast San Diego will once again experience heat wave. Well, summer is here and obviously it’s going to be warm pretty soon. Whenever that heat wave will be, we all need to be prepared. Drinking plenty of water would be a top priority to keep ourselves hydrated and of course wearing some UV protective gear and sunscreen lotion will also be a must have.


50+ UPF / 98%+ UV Blocked
100% Polyester coated with reflective silver
43″ arc, folds to 12.5″, 13 oz.
Auto open, manual close
Not made for heavy wind. Please consider the Wind Sun Umbrella for use in the wind.
Keeps you up as much as 10 degrees cooler
Iron frame
Water repellent so it can be used in the rain, too
Plastic handle with carrying strap
Matching sleeve. Imported

I mentioned in my previous product review that Sun Grubbies gave me an opportunity to review one of their unique and stylish sun hat, which I have had received lots of compliments from. It was such an honor to work with their company, not only do they provide excellent quality of products but their customer service was awesome too. Fortunately, I was given another opportunity to review their UV Blocking Travel Umbrella. I must say that this umbrella is really nice and very handy, fits in my purse and that it can be carried anywhere I go.


Easy to close/open and it comes with a strap which I think it has great advantage to some other UV umbrellas I’ve heard of. I am absolutely satisfied with this umbrella; it is a perfect addition to my UV protective gear collection. I highly recommend it to my friends and family. YOU should get one for yourself too! They actually have various UV protection items that you might like to check out and have, visit their website today for further details.

Disclaimer – Product(s) received for FREE, contents are 100% mine and I am not paid to give my honest opinion…

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