Saturday, January 11, 2020

My Magenta Kind of Hair

Meet my new hair for 2020 --- Magenta --- and I kind of liked it! 

After more than a year of not going to the beauty parlor (lol), I finally had some "Me" time and decided to drop my beautician for a visit. I needed much overhaul for my hair. I had my hair re-bonded and had cellophane treatment afterwards. It was then my beautician  told me that he ran out  of neutral and brown colored cellophane and only magenta was available. I didn't think twice. I love reddish color. I had my hair dyed in flaming red before but the result wasn't that red.  I had it colored burgundy, too, but the effect was too dark it can only be seen when I was out in the sun.

Anyway, this newly-colored hair of mine is only temporary. I was told it would only last a week or two. But I love this color so much I might re-dye it with a permanent color red/magenta when I  decide to visit the parlor again. Hopefully, it would not take a year this time 😄

The Best Options for Post-Retirement Living in Denver

After you've retired, you want to make sure you're living in a place that affords you all the comfort and support you need. You worked hard to retire, so you don't want to work hard anymore! It's important to weigh the pros and cons of various living options in the Denver area to find the best post-retirement solution for you.

Assisted Living

Finding an assisted living community Denver can be a huge relief and weight off of your shoulders after retirement. Assisted living communities often afford residents all of the independence they crave, while also guaranteeing support as needed. Assisted living communities come stocked with amenities like community rooms, organized trips and even outdoor spaces for walking or gardening. Many assisted living locations also have updated residences with all the modern conveniences you desire. If you need more support and want to take care of less around the house, an assisted living community may be right for you.

Staying Home

On the other hand, if you own a home, you may want to stay there in your retirement. After paying into your home for many years, you will have the advantages of living in a place you own with all of your possessions. Living at home can get tricky for seniors, and you may need to contact professional services about lawn care, shoveling and other tasks around the house. In addition, in-home care may become important if you require more support down the road. Still, there is a benefit to staying in a familiar place, especially if you live in your dream house.
It's important to do research into the best place for you to live after your retirement. The need for support, your desire for independence and how much space you require are all factors in this important decision. Ultimately, you want to live your post-retirement life as happily and easily as possible!

Coffees and Cousins

I'm longing for a coffee right now before I go to this afternoon's meeting. But since I have a feeling that coffee will be served later,  so, I'll just have to wait.

Below is a picture of me  and  my first cousins on my father side. I guess you  can see our resemblance - we have genuine smiles ☺ My late dad was the eldest among 13 children. My cousins' moms (my aunts) were 3rd and 4th if we're talking about ordinal positions, hehe.

Love having coffees with them. One afternoon is not enough but since we have other  plans on this particular day, we managed to squeeze our time by talking fast 😂

I still have plenty of cousins and some of them are younger than us. I hope they could join us if they're in town as we live in different cities.  Anyways, just sharing to you a bit of my family history..

Gotta go now and wish me luck on my meeting. I hope this better be good :-)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Comfortable Clients are Happy Clients – How to Make Your Waiting Area Pleasant

Most people hate to wait, so service providers strive to provide prompt service. However, what they may not realize is that a 2019 study found many medical patients are more troubled by disagreeable waiting rooms than they are by extended wait times. Whether you work at an accounting office, auto shop or legal firm, your clients may feel the same. Here are a few measures that can help make your customers happy the moment they walk in the door and keep them content during delays.


In a crowded waiting room, one agitated client can put everyone on edge. Make your space a serene environment by decorating in soothing colors. Add live plants, which studies have shown to improve clients’ moods and encourage cooperation. Watching fish reduces anxiety and lowers blood pressure, so install a cabinet aquarium denver for the benefit and enjoyment of your clients and your staff.


Design the waiting area with comfort and privacy in mind. The layout should allow adequate room for movement and a reasonable degree of privacy. Cushiony upholstered furniture is more comfortable than wooden chairs and other hard surfaces but fabric can be difficult to disinfect, so choose seating based on the hygiene needs of your practice. Fill the room with bright natural light if possible; if you have an interior room with no windows, use bulbs that mimic sunlight. To keep clients from getting bored, offer free Wi-Fi. If long wait times are common, consider supplying complimentary water, tea, coffee and soft drinks — and make sure a public restroom is available nearby.


You may not need library-level silence, but try to keep decibel levels low enough for multiple clients to carry on personal conversations simultaneously. Soft surfaces like area rugs and upholstered furniture absorb noise within the room; good wall and ceiling insulation should mute sounds from neighboring businesses and outside traffic. If you have a television playing, keep it on mute and set it to display closed captioning.

Cheers to 2020!!

How's your January 2020 so far? Me, I'm just wishing for good health especially after having migraine attacks for days now... But life goes on. No matter what I am feeling for the day, or whatever my doctor tells me about my health, I have to go on, stand up and face the daily challenges as it should be. And oh, I'm turning a year older in two days so lemme enjoy and forget all things that troubles me. 

Here's a picture of me on a hammock saying Cheers to 2020!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Best DIY Projects for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day doesn't have to cost a lot of money. For that matter, neither does updating your home or giving a gift for any occasion. All you need to do is head to your local art supply store Long Beach CA. Don't worry if you don't have an idea, there is plenty of inspiration to be found among the art supplies.

Floral Wreath

Nothing says love like red roses, but you don't have to break the bank on dried or artificial flowers. Simply take some ribbon, a hot glue gun, red or pink tissue paper and a heart-shaped wreath form and make your own. Even kids can get into the spirit and contribute to the bouquet.

Original Art

It doesn't take any experience or even expensive paints or supplies to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Just take what you have on hand or what you can easily find and create a masterpiece like this lipstick heart.

A Jar of Love Notes

This project is a precious idea for the very young to the ageless. Use your imagination on this one. You can pick any jar and leave it plain or decorate it. Paint the top or put a fabric cover on it to add some color. Then write all the ways you love your valentine and place each note folded into the jar.

A Tree Covered in Hearts

Another craft that is beautiful and simple for any age; all you need is some colored paper, string, scissors, a branch from your yard and a vase or pitcher. You can paint the branch white if desired so that the hearts really stand out. Cut out the heart shapes from red, pink and white construction paper and hang them from the branch.
Regardless of your age, your level of expertise or your budget, nothing says, "I love you" more than a gift made and given from the heart. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

Family Picture 2020

Sharing to you our family picture taken on the eve of New Year 2020. This is my family on my mother side. Since this year's color is Classic Blue, we all opted to wear clothes that has a shade of blue.

I wish everyone a great 2020. May this be all our year :-) God bless us all!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Top Things Professional Cleaners Spot That You Miss

Have you ever wondered why so many people go to the trouble of hiring cleaners when they could just do the work themselves? A cleaning crew is not only trained to clean well, but a second set of eyes also finds the things you might miss. Here are a few secret spots they know about that you don't.

Your Dirty Baseboards

After you've lived in a house for many years, you become oblivious to grime that builds up over time. When a maid service Clarksburg MD comes in, one of the things they'll be looking at are your baseboards. You might be shocked to see the build-up of dust and spills you never noticed. This can happen to anyone, no matter how clean they are.

Tops of Doors

When was the last time you got up on a ladder and checked the top of your doors? Cleaning people know there's usually a nice, thick layer of dirt sitting over your door or frame, just begging to be removed. Heavy dust anywhere in the home isn't good for allergies and you don't want it accumulating even if you can't see it.

Mysterious Hand Prints

Speaking of doors, you may not have noticed the black stains where you have been pushing a door open for years. If you look closely, you'll see the filthy remains of hand prints. Cleaners know all about these marks on doors, walls and even light switches.

Under Your Sink

Odds are you have a sparkling sink because it's so easy to see and clean. An experienced cleaner knows that you probably missed the underside of the sink's rim. That's where yellow soap scum tends to form and many people miss it. Your cleaning crew knows and they will eliminate it.

Obscure Areas

Most everyone has missed these obscure areas that can get dirty without anyone noticing. It just means you're living an active life. Cleaning professionals know this and their impeccable skills are why so many people hire them.