What I Did Today

>> Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I have revamped this blog’s look. Have you noticed? Initially, I did the other blog but after a good nap, I decided to just go on and change this one too. I have to do major, major blogging in the coming days and sporting newly refurbished blogs can be inspiring. I did a lot of tweaking here and decided to go easy on the header which is always a challenge for me to create. There were templates which I decided to just use the sample header but nothing beats a customized header, right?

Anyway, I have another blog to tweak, my digital scrapbooking blog. It has been sporting the same old look for like forever and it badly needs changing. Hopefully, I can tackle that too tomorrow.

It has been a productive week, I might say and I am so looking forward to the long break with my family next week. But before that, I need to get busy and finish as much tasks as I can so I can enjoy our staycation. I hope you’re having a great week too! Cheers!

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What is PEX Tubing?

>> Friday, March 23, 2012

Cross-linked polyethylene or PEX piping is an ideal product used when it comes to installation of radiant heat systems and recently, for hot and cold plumbing applications. The is derived from the formed links between polyethylene molecules during the manufacturing process. This was developed in 1960s and was mainly popular in Europe until the 80s. The use of PEX plumbing has become Presently, PEX tubing is not for outdoor use or installation as it has to be kept away from direct exposure to sunlight. However, due to the advancement of technology, the use of PEX tubing in the outdoors may become possible soon.may become possible soon.

Types of PEX Tubing:

  1. Oxygen Barrier PEX Tubing. This is intended to be used for closed loop heating applications like radiant heating, hydronic heating, outdoor wood boilers and other.
  2. Non-Barrier PEX Tubing. Primarily used for hot and cold water plumbing applications and used in open loop type radiant heating applications.
  3. PEX-AL-PEX Tubing. Intended for both in plumbing and heating applications. It has all the advantages of regular PEX plus the memory feature that allows it to keep it's shape when bent.

Advantages of Using PEX Tubing for Plumbing and Radiant Heat Systems:

  • It is durable and able to withstand extreme temperatures.
  • PEX is highly resistant to chemicals which exist in the plumbing environment.
  • Installation of PEX tubing can be easily done and relatively affordable. Even non-professional plumbers can do it.
  • During operation, PEX tubing is quieter compared to traditional piping materials.
  • PEX tubing is ideal for hot and cold water systems.
  • PEX piping connect easily, is easy to work with and flexible enough to follow corners.
  • It is easier and faster to install PEX tubing because it requires minimal directional fittings.
  • The use of PEX tubing is approved by almost all local building codes.

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Ramblings

>> Thursday, March 15, 2012

The weekend is almost here and I can say that it was quite a productive week for me. The daughter hurdles the very last examination week for the school year and yup, we will be officially welcoming the summer break by 11 AM tomorrow. And because of that, I accomplished quite a number of errands that I scheduled just before I have a girl with me 24/7 for two months. I went shopping for some household stuff and items since Monday. Also, I have sent through courier gifts for some very special children for their pen pal project.

In the kitchen front, I have reclaimed my place as this house’s official cook after a week of hiatus, no thanks to the deadly bug that hit me two weeks ago. We have accumulated enough Styrofoam and foils – sign of a week’s worth of takeouts. I sure was happy to hit the wet market again last Tuesday to shop for fresh produce, meat and fish. 

This week, I have started taking fresh juices as a part of  my breakfast. This is another good influence of my really good friends. Prior to eating my solids, I juice some fresh fruits and vegetables and then add them to a cup of yogurt. I am liking it so far and hopefully, I get to increase my intake in the following weeks. I am not short of fruit juice recipes, thanks to the Internet. It helps too that fruits of varied kinds are abundant in this place.

Anyway, tomorrow is a Friday and I still have some tasks on my to-do list. I hope to get them done so I can really enjoy the weekend. Ta-ta for now!

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Weekend

>> Sunday, March 11, 2012

We have been enjoying a rather busy weekend here at home. I have been sick last week and it has prevented me from doing all the house chores that need to be done around here. Yesterday, we did the laundry and cleaned up a bit. In the afternoon, I had to meet my new friend and also got from her the token that I ordered for my daughter’s teachers. Those tokens are handmade and I can’t wait to share them to you one of these days. We also did some grocery shopping and items in our cart that made me very happy yesterday are our two tubs of ice cream!

Upon coming home, while waiting for a text message from a relative for our scheduled date with her family, my husband and I had a CSI marathon. That series had somehow make me a bit paranoid but it certainly taught me not only to do a criminal background check when hiring someone but it also made me realize that bad parenting can produce bad persons. There are but countless episodes when a criminal becomes who he is because of traumatic childhood experiences caused by his parents. Anyway, last night, we were done with one season and looking forward to another one.

Today, there is the ironing of the uniforms plus the scheduled date. It did not push through last night. We also need to attend the Mass in a bit and shop for ingredients for spaghetti. Yay! My Sunday looks busy alright but no, I am not complaining! It’s a sunny Sunday and I hope you are also enjoying it!

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Today

>> Friday, March 9, 2012

Outside my window… a sunshiney afternoon.
I am thinking… of cool and hopefully restful it is going to be once the summer break starts. I am so ready for waking up late in the mornings and ceasefire during homework period.
I am thankful for…the recuperation from the nasty flu bug and asthma attack that began last late last week.
From the kitchen… nothing much since I still have to do the marketing this afternoon. So there’s bread and some fruits. 
I am wearing… my tank top and jammies. Gotta love working from home!
I am creating… some blog posts so that I do not have to cram on the weekend. Moreover, I hope to find some time to create something out of polymer clay too! 
I am going… to do our shopping list for the weekend. I need some organizing stuff for my clay hobby and the husband needs a new hammer, screw drivers and a box of shoulder bolts too. Yes, he’s playing Handy Manny around here!
I am reading…my daily devotionals plus the Bible. Can’t prioritize other books since I am busy watching House, MD. Argh. 
I am hoping…that I recover completely and soon!
I am hearing… some instrumental music on the background.
Around the house… me, myself and I catching up on work before the weekend finds me. 
One of my favorite things… my handy-dandy oven used for baking the things I make with polymer clay.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Get well, finish the household chores during the weekend, meet a new friend and dine out with some relatives. Do some shopping too!
A picture I love: That’s Vio and Mini, my two monsters. I created them using polymer clay. There used to be three of them but one has not survived. Hehehe. It’s ears fell off along with it’s eyes! Hahaha!

polymer clay monsters

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Project PEARLS’ First Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

>> Monday, March 5, 2012

Project Pearls Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers and golf fans. Have fun and support a worthy cause at the same time. Support Project PEARLS’ First Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser. Proceeds will go to the PEARLS Scholarship Program for school year 2012 – 2013.

Date: May 20, 2012, Sunday
Registration: 7:00 – 9:00 AM
Tee Time: 9:30 AM
Venue: The Royal Northwoods Golf Club, Coral na Bato, San Rafael, Bulacan
Entry Fee: Php 3,000

For more information, contact PG Silo thru peegeesilo @ yahoo.com.ph or Melissa at melissa @ projectpearls.org.

Learn more about the registration process and Project Pearls’ Scholarship Program by visiting www.projectpearls.org.

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Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

>> Friday, March 2, 2012

A bridal shower is a gathering of guests who are present to celebrate the upcoming wedding with the future bride. Coming up with a creative bridal shower gift can be daunting. Bridal shower gifts can either be handmade or bought, it may be pricey or not. No matter what or how much your gift is, it is important that you make it meaningful. Bridal shower gifts are an expression of the special relationship that you share with the bride and they must therefore be chosen with care.

Here are some bridal shower gift ideas to inspire  you:

SEXY BRIDAL SHOWER GIFTS. You can never go wrong with a sexy bridal shower gift. Choose a special lingerie for her to wear once she becomes a missus. Clueless on the design? Find inspiration from lingerie tv series or browse through some online shops for ideas. Try visiting http://www.touchlingerie.com which has a varied collection of different types of lingerie.  Don’t forget to buy it in the bride’s favorite color.

CUSTOMIZED GIFTS. A personalized gift is always a hit whatever the occasion may be. Try a special bathrobe or pair of flip flops that will always remind the recipient of her very special day.

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES. Practical gifts like household appliances are appreciated both by the groom and bride. Check out the couple’s list and look for something suitable.

HANDMADE GIFTS. If you are feeling creative, you can try making bridal shower gifts on your own. You might want to make a special jewelry, a collection of recipes and turn them into a book or even a special picture frame or jewelry box. Your creativity is the limit!

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Gratitude

>> Thursday, March 1, 2012



Dear God

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