A Pedicure for All of Us

I thought that women who had pedicure services just had too much money to spend. That opinion changed when I had my first one. I was in a wedding as a bridesmaid, and the bride wanted all of us to have pedicures with her since we were wearing open toed shoes. She had booked the same time slots for all of us, then we were going to go to her house and just chill on her last night as a single woman. I am not the only one who had never had a pedicure before, so it was a new experience for several of us.

I was surprised to see just how in depth a pedicure can get. Continue reading A Pedicure for All of Us

My Office Building Needed a Cleaning Service

I thought that it would be best to have an in house cleaning crew at my new office complex, but I found out that it was not such a smart idea after all. There is a lot to be done, for sure, but there is not enough there for even one person to do it full time every single day let alone the three person crew I had hired for this. I checked out a cleaning company in Singapore that had come highly recommended, and I knew that it was the way to go moving forward.

I had hired the three person cleaning crew on a two month trial run, so they understood when I told them I was going with a commercial cleaning company. They simply did not have enough to do to keep them occupied, so they were not sad to leave. Continue reading My Office Building Needed a Cleaning Service

Things Have Turned out Much Better Than We Thought

My husband and I began purchasing properties several years back after we learned that it’s a good way to build your nest egg. I was in charge of cleaning each property thoroughly. However, we have bought so many now that it is tough for me to keep up with them. I now use a company that offers regular cleaning services in Singapore to do it for me. It has been a big help. Now that I have used their service, I honestly think it would have been best if I had just hired them early on because it saves so much time.

You never know where life will lead you. I once had things planned out in life, but things change when you least expect it. I became pregnant around 8 years ago, and we had our twins 9 months later. Continue reading Things Have Turned out Much Better Than We Thought

Finding a Good Pedicure Service Was Difficult

Moving to Singapore and finding a good pedicure in Singapore proved daunting. Probably because I didn’t properly research my options before really needing one, I found myself in a mad dash to try and locate a service that would do a good job. My first two attempts didn’t have a good result at all. The work was sloppy and, even worse, painful. The last one I tried I almost got an infection because the person doing the pedicure didn’t know what they were doing. There’s nothing worse than a sloppy pedicure.

Fortunately, a work friend who has been here much longer than I have overheard me talking about my issues and she gave me the address to the place she goes for her work. As soon as I walked in I knew I was in the right place. Friendly people, a clean shop, and people diligently working on other customers gave off a very good vibe. I sat down and said what I wanted done and the lady got right to work. She didn’t waste any time getting down to business and seemed very friendly and very professional. The results looked better than anything I got in the States.

The cost was a real surprise as well. For the best pedicure I’ve ever gotten, I paid much less than I did at any other place I went. I know for a fact that I’ll be coming back here for all my cosmetic work. I enjoyed my visit here so much that I’m looking through their other services to see if there is anything else I can have them do. I’m sure it won’t take much coaxing for me to indulge myself at their spa! I’m actually looking forward to going back and getting a lot more work done in the near future!

Nutrition is the Most Important Health Issue

Looking into Camas chiropractors for some back pain that needed fixing led me into a total revamp of my dietary intake. It is sort of odd that it took a visit to a chiropractor for muscle pain for me to totally come around to the idea that changing my diet was necessary for my long term health, but that is what happened. People don’t associate nutrition and vitamins with the chiropractor, but my chiropractor considers it just as important as any other treatment for aches and pains. He treats the entire patient and not just the problem.

It really is incredible how important a healthy diet and targeted vitamin supplementation can be for improving your health. Getting off the process junk foods and the sugar is almost always a huge boon to your health. Continue reading Nutrition is the Most Important Health Issue

Reaching My Customers with a New Method

Getting in front of your competition is key when it comes to succeeding in business. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in. If you don’t currently have competitors, you will eventually have other business competing with you, so this information is still relevant. One way that I ensure that my customers think of my company before all others is by making sure that my name is always on their mind. I do this by advertising, specifically by using Singapore flyer distribution. It’s an inexpensive way for me to keep current and potential customers informed about any specials that I may be having, and keep my business name in their mind.

I first learned about this opportunity from one of my former professors, who happened to be a business owner as well. I consider him to be my mentor, because he has taught me everything I know, and is one of the key reasons that I wanted to get into this line of business. He told me that he used this service for his business, and he recommended that I give it a try. Continue reading Reaching My Customers with a New Method

A Three Bedroom Apartment for the Three of Us

I thought it would be hard to find a three bedroom apartment in Lewisville, but I was wrong. I never imagined that I would find one the same day that I did a search for three bedroom Lewisville TX apartments. The Bluffs at Vista Ridge apartments was at the top of the search results, and I was so excited because it was definitely in the general vicinity of where I wanted to relocate to. I had done a lot of research on the area, and I knew that it would be a good place for my two daughters to go to school.

The layout of the apartment is spectacular for us too. My bedroom is on one side, and their bedrooms are next to each other on the other side of the apartment. Continue reading A Three Bedroom Apartment for the Three of Us

The South is Where My Family is

When I married my high school sweetheart, I knew that he wanted to go into the military, and I was really happy with that. We are both from the same small town where people are raised and then they marry someone in town and raise their family there. It is really nice, but I knew that we wanted to see the world and the military would let us do that. He recently retired so now we are looking at Simpsonville SC apartments where we will be next to our family members. I knew that it was going to be very different not living on base with the housing and the community since he retired, we also had to start paying for utilities and get food from our local grocery store instead of the store on base. I had no idea how much things cost since we were living on base for so many years, and even out of the country for most of the past twenty years.

My children were able to see almost every country in Europe, and even if they don’t remember it, they will know what it is to travel and they will also always have that sense of wonder about them. They know that the world is a lot bigger than our small town and I believe that will help them become more worldly with their education. I believe that when they have discussions in their respective classrooms, my children may offer a more mature and broad sense of the world in general. They may raise issues that other students may never have thought of in the first place. I know that I will be living in the south for a small amount of time, but I want it to be an easy transition for us all.

A Magical Moment for Us

Today marks the fifth year of marriage to my wife Hani. I am a very lucky man. Most people go through life and never find their soul mate for life. Fortunately, I am not one of those people. I am so grateful to have her in my life. We cherish each other every day. I still remember our wedding like it was yesterday. We had a lavish wedding ceremony with a large cake. Hani looked so elegant in her dress. We had our closest family and friends attend. We all rode in a wedding bus limo. It was so much fun. I will never forget it.

When I first met Hani, I was completely blown away by her beauty. She was a transfer student from South Korea that enrolled in our school. Continue reading A Magical Moment for Us

I Needed a Chiropractor when I Was Pregnant

I was so looking forward to becoming pregnant. My husband and I wanted to have a large family, so we started planning for one as soon as we were married. God must have been on board with our plans because I got pregnant on our honeymoon. We were both so deliriously happy, and we started making plans and dreaming the day we found out. I wish I would have had the foresight to get a Redding chiropractor on board right from the start, but I had no idea at first that my pregnancy would have gone a lot smoother.

For every pregnancy symptom, it seemed like I was a prime candidate for it. Continue reading I Needed a Chiropractor when I Was Pregnant

My Parents Gave Me Their Blessings

When I told my mom and dad that I was looking at apartments in Midtown Atlanta, they both got so worried. They had all these visions in their heads of me living in a ghetto section of town, when nothing further could be from the truth. The apartment that I wanted to get was at The Pad on Harvard, and it is one of the nicest places I have seen on my search for an apartment that would not give my parents heart failure. I understand about them worrying because I am their only child, and they live nearly 400 miles away from me. Continue reading My Parents Gave Me Their Blessings

I Wanted to Move There Too

My friend moved into a new apartment a few months ago, and I went to see her for the first time last week. I was really surprised when I got there because I was not expecting it to be as nice as it was. I was just thinking of her old apartment, which was in a bad part of town, and I guess I transferred those feelings to this apartment, which were completely unfounded. I liked it so much that I went home and looked at the community website for the complex because I wanted to get more information on it for myself.

I really liked how clear cut and precise everything on the website was. They did not need flowery words or gimmicks to convince people to give them a try because what they offer is plenty enough of a draw. For the community amenities, the residents who live there have water, sewage and garbage pickup included on their bills, and there is a playground for children as well as a bark park for dogs. What I liked best is that there is a night patrol every night, which definitely lets residents feel much safer there. Continue reading I Wanted to Move There Too

Started Talking About Living Together

If you go out with a girl for this long, then this conversation starts to become expected. I was ready for it, although I did not have much more than a warning about how it might not be that easy to live with me. I have shared apartments with a lot of guys and I do not think any of them were any good at picking up their stuff or cleaning up after themselves. There was always stuff stacked up in the sink and some of the time the place would stink because no one would take the trash out. I think I have gotten better about that, although it is mostly because I have been trying to be better for Shelly. It is not like I think that I am going to do a lot better than her, she has a great job for starters and she is very good looking as well. In fact the two of us together could probably save up enough money for a small house if we tried. Continue reading Started Talking About Living Together

Great Mining Company for a Career

My Dad of all people suggested I look into a career with Signature Aluminum of Canada after I got out of school and didn’t know how to proceed. I got a degree in mine engineering, but upon graduation I suddenly wasn’t sure that was what I wanted to do. Weird, right? Spend all that time, hard work, and money on an engineering degree and then suddenly develop interests in something else. I knew a guy who did the same thing with law school: went to school, got the degree, and then went into teaching kids in an elementary school.

My father wasn’t having any of that nonsense, however. He knew I had a good head on my shoulder and that I could make a lucrative career out of working in mine engineering. He was an engineer himself, in a different area, and he raised three kids easily on his salary. He suggested I take a month to think about it and then come back to him and talk about it. Continue reading Great Mining Company for a Career

A Much Nicer Place to Live

I had no idea that I was going to have to move in such a short period of time. I don’t really blame anyone for it, as it was just one of those things that do happen. My old apartment got flooded, and it had such extensive damage that it would be at least a month before I could move back in. The only problem with that was, I had no other place to stay. I knew I needed to look at apartments in Old Town Scottsdale so I could have a place to lay my head at night.

As soon as I started looking at what all The Stetson offers to the ones who live there, I knew I wanted to be one of those people. Continue reading A Much Nicer Place to Live

My Back Was Causing Me Some Pain

I was having pain in my back, so I decided to go online and see what I should do about it. I did this because a couple of my friends told me I should ice it while others said I should apply heat. Since the two are so different, I figured I would be better off going online and getting some more in depth answers. What I found out when I was reading about this was that I needed to see a chiropractor in Campbell CA to figure out what was actually causing the pain in my back.

It was not because of any injury, and I was not diagnosed with anything else like diabetes or arthritis that could cause me to have referred pain in my back. I did read where a person’s back gets out of its proper alignment simply with age, and I suspected that was the cause of my own pain. I was able to get a lot of information from one website in particular, so I made an appointment with that chiropractor. Continue reading My Back Was Causing Me Some Pain

Securing Sacramento HVAC Maintenance and Repair Services

My husband recently received a promotion and was transferred to a new office across the country. We purchased a new home practically unseen, relying only on our real estate agent and one home inspection. I soon learned I should have hired a Sacramento HVAC services and repair company to do a separate inspection as well.

Coming from the New England area where our weather consisted of only heat and humidity or snow and more snow, my husband I were fairly certain that our life in California would no longer require us to have a furnace and we would simply open our windows and enjoy cool ocean breezes off the Pacific. We soon found we had vastly underestimated just how chilly California could be and that ocean breeze we imagined could rarely be counted on when we needed it the most.

We moved in August and spent our first night with every window open in our home and every fan we owned turned on in an attempt to battle the intense heat. Turning the thermostat as low as it would go yielded nothing but a slightly lukewarm bit of air through the air conditioning vents. We debated hopping in our car and heading toward the ocean for some relief and I was almost wishing we were back in Maine where the night temperatures were already beginning to drop in anticipation of fall and winter.

After a long night of hot, restless sleep, I spent the next morning in search of a HVAC repair service and was very pleased to find one that could send a repair person to our home later that day. It turned out that both our central air and furnace needed some maintenance and repair that neither our real estate agent or home inspector had noticed or noted in any inspection report.

Favors from a Plant Expert

Anyone who has ever known a botanist knows how much they love plants. My wife is a botanist and plants are part of her every day life, even when she isn’t in the lab. She has plants all over the house that she loves to take care of as if they were her pets. I’ve never really been that keen on taking care of plants, mainly because every time I try to do it, the plant eventually dies. When I married my wife, she gave all of the guests plant wedding favors. Everyone walked away with a tiny little plant that they could take care of on their own.

If any of the guests were like me, their plants probably died after the first week of being brought home. The plants weren’t a variety that required extra care outside of proper sunlight, water, and nutrients, so anyone could have taken care of them. Continue reading Favors from a Plant Expert

A New Bird Can Sing

When I told a friend about success I had teaching a canary to sing with a canary singing CD, she became intrigued and wondered if it would work on her parrot. Her parrot repeats things she says at random, with very little connection between the sentences. She gets annoyed with it sometimes, and would rather that it just sing a pleasant melody, rather than mimicking her conversations. She tried to get it to sing pop songs from the radio, but the bird didn’t want to memorize them. To be honest, I don’t blame the bird, as the songs were terrible.

I loaned the CD to my friend and she popped it into her CD player as soon as she got home. While the canaries on the CD were singing joyfully, the parrot was squawking and mimicking more of my friend’s conversations. Continue reading A New Bird Can Sing

Teaching Art over the Internet

Since switching to Frontier in New Haven CT, I’ve been teaching my own art class. I learned how to paint by watching a television show that used to come on public television. The show gave people instructions on how to paint a picture in 30 minutes using only 7 or 8 colors. It was a magnificent feat to see the artist paint the picture every week in such a short amount of time. I bought my own paint set to follow along with him, and each time I got better at painting until I could teach other people to do it.

I run my show in the same way that the artist on television used to run his. I give my students a list of the paints that will be used for each lesson and tell them if there are any steps that need to be taken before they start a particular painting. One of the paintings that we did involved putting a lot of black paint on most of the painting to give an effect of a night time sky. Continue reading Teaching Art over the Internet

Downsizing from a Five Bedroom House to a Luxury Apartment

My recently retired husband and I are thinking about selling our home. Our five children are all grown now and the two of us are living in this huge five bedroom house all by ourselves. Since we are approaching our senior years it is becoming more difficult for us to manage the upkeep of our house. We are seriously thinking about looking at luxury apartments in South Charlotte NC. By doing so we won’t have to worry about maintenance issues or lawn care. Then we’ll have all the time in the world to do the things we enjoy.

We want to start our search at one particular apartment community where several of our friends live. They love it there and their apartments are absolutely gorgeous. We’ve already seen the professionally landscaped grounds and the resident clubroom while attending a party hosted by one of our friends. Continue reading Downsizing from a Five Bedroom House to a Luxury Apartment

Getting Sports Rehabilitation After a Debilitating Injury

There are three words an athlete never wants to hear put together in the same, sentence and they are “career ending injury.” My Denver sports performance coach did not come up with stuff like that when I was in sports rehabilitation for my foot. I don’t know why doctors come up with that universal negative, but I know I certainly did not want to to apply to me. I hurt my foot, and the doctor told me how I need to consider the fact that I will no longer play in any professional capacity. However that was not for me. I needed to have a doctor that would keep me grounded, but I knew that I could play again if I worked out as hard as I could to get back on my feet. Pun intended!

Coach Landow told me that I have that drive that is necessary to come back from a debilitating injury. I was practicing every day to the level that I could. Each day my foot was getting better and better. Continue reading Getting Sports Rehabilitation After a Debilitating Injury

Texas Apartment Hunting with My Favorite Niece

My favorite niece had just graduated from college and was looking forward to her new job as an art teacher, as was I, as her new job would put her very near where I lived in Texas. While her job was in Arlington, I was looking for apartments in Grand Prairie as a bit of a compromise between her commute to work and commute to where I was living a bit west of the city of Dallas. I looked forward to spending time with my niece and showing her around the area and taking her into Dallas for some incredible shopping opportunities.

My niece is my older sister’s daughter and my sister is 12 years older than myself. This puts my niece and I fairly close in age and I have enjoyed a great relationship with her throughout her life. Continue reading Texas Apartment Hunting with My Favorite Niece

I Love Living Closer to My Sister

My sister was so excited about me moving closer to her. We both grew up in New York, but she had moved to Georgia not long after graduating from college. I had been there to visit her a few times, and I fell in love with the area as well. When a job opportunity presented itself, I knew that I was going to try and get it. My sister was probably more excited than me when I got it! She sent me an email that said to click here, and it had about eight different apartment complex websites for me to look at. Continue reading I Love Living Closer to My Sister