Saturday, November 24, 2012

Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream Review

As both me and my husband is into Insanity exercise, we always feel muscle pain. We use different kinds of pain relief cream but somehow nothing alleviates the pain. Although the pain goes away after few days, still I want something soothing to relieve the tightening of my muscles and joints. My husband also has some chronic pain that he is feeling in his shoulders and hips due to his physical training in the Army.


Then I was able to have the opportunity to review Noxicare™ - a natural pain relief cream that is specifically formulated for joint, nerve, and musculoskeletal pain. As a breakthrough natural, patented pain reliever formula, it has a combination of 7 of the world's potent natural pain relievers, to name: turmeric, willow bark, ginger, rosemary extract, holy basil, boswellia extract, and alpha lipoic acid. It can quickly and effectively alleviate aches and pains as well as lessen inflammation. As a natural formula, it also  ha no known side effects and without a prescription. 

Based on my experience, this really is very effective natural pain reliever and it has a long lasting effect. Applying 2-3 times a day to the affected area can help a great deal in alleviating the pain. We are so glad to be able to able to try this product. This is the answer to our muscle pains. 

This product can be bought at www.noxicare.com. You can also check out their Facebook page for more updates and promotions as well as follow them on Twitter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are 100% mine. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Surge Protector

The past days we experienced heavy rains and strong gust of wind that our electricity was fluctuating. I know as the winter approaches we have to brace for any inclement weather too. I told my husband to get bunn parts - bunn limit thermostat that will protect power surges and protects fuse as well.

As I am going to start my regular work at home, I will need also a UPS system that will regulate the power in my computer. I don't want to be in the middle of my transcription and then the power stops. At least with UPS I will have enough time to save my work before it will totally shut off. Maybe I can get a good deal of UPS tomorrow as it is black Friday.

Thanksgiving Day 2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!!!!

How's your Thanksgiving day celebration? Well, for us, we did not really cook at home. We went out to have a Thanksgiving dinner at Old Country Buffet. We decided not to cook as there's only the four of us and the little girls don't eat that much. Last year we cooked a lot and we ended up throwing the left over after three days. 

So this time, we tried eating out for our Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant was full. There was a long line when we got there. I guess we're not the only ones who didn't cook at home. I'm glad I decided not to cook as I know come Christmas eve we will be cooking as well as on New Year's eve. 

I hope you all had a great celebration and we should always remember to give thanks not only during Thanksgiving day but all the days in our lives. For me, I am very much thankful for the life that I have right now and very much thankful for my family who keeps me going every day.


Science Instruments as Gifts

When I was in high school and college we always have experiments in our science laboratory. More so when I was in college as my major is Biology/Zoology. We always use different science instruments like microscope, ph meters, telescopes and other science tools.

Because we don't have enough instruments, we have to share. One microscope to 5 - 10 students, and we have to take each turn. It didn't occur to me then that this can be given as gifts to your kids who are now in high school. They can have their own instruments at home for study as well. 

I've seen some parents that does this. I agree as this can really help our kids in their studies. It also give them the benefit of liking more science and become more interested in discovering things. As the holidays is here, this will surely a nice addition to gifting ideas to school kids.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gift Baskets for Christmas


One of the best Christmas gift idea I can think of to give to friends and loved ones are gift baskets. This is for sure can make them smile and warm their hearts, especially if you include in the baskets their favorite gourmet chocolates, cookies, coffee, wine and other yummy goodness. 

As we all know that the holiday is almost here, it is time for us to check out great deals on holiday gifts. For gift baskets for Christmas, the best place to check out is giftbasketsplus.com. They have wide variety of products for your gift basket for all occasions that you can choose from. 

If you are ready to check out at Gift Baskets Plus, use the coupon code 15OFF for a 15% discount on your order. That is a nice Christmas deal from them of course. So don't delay now and get the best Christmas gift basket for your loved ones now!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Straight Point Stainless Steel Tweezers & Nail Clipper with Nail File and Pouch Set Review

Have you experienced buying tweezers and nail clippers because the ones you just bought are already dull, not working well, and nicked or chipped? Well, I experienced this already. One time, I was sorting the drawer in our bathroom vanity and I found way too many tweezers and clippers that some were already rusted. Of course I threw it away and only 1 left for the nail clipper and 2 of the tweezers. But I still say I needed one that can really be dependable in doing our personal grooming and hygiene. Great thing I was able to try out the ToiletTree Products Nail Clipper with Nail File and Pouch Set and a Straight Point Stainless Steel Tweezers. I received the two mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. 



Both products I say is really very sturdy, and of good quality, stainless steel. I haven't seen a clipper or tweezer with this quality and in a beautiful matte finish. The clipper is really made to last a long time and cut nails even those hard ones without using any force. Before, I have to use both my hands to clip my toe nails. Now a small pressure applied to the clipper and my nails are cut nicely. It saves me time and effort. Because it is very sharp, you can see the cutting edges of your nails and this is when the nail file comes in handy. Additional bonus is the pouch to store the nail clipper and file. You can bring it wherever you go. For the straight point stainless steel tweezer, I am so glad having it for it also helps a lot in grabbing hubby's ingrown hair without fear of pricking his face. It is really made for precise tweezing. 
 

I commend ToiletTree for making these products. And I learned that all the products on ToiletTree Products Grooming Line come with a Lifetime Replacement Warranty. Another guarantee that they really want their customers to be satisfied. They made these products with finest materials and great workmanship and they just want to give their customers what they deserve.

Where to buy this product and learn more about their different lines:
Website: www.ToiletTreeProducts.com
Facebook: ToiletTree Products
Twitter: @ToiletTreeProd 
Amazon Storefront

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Rapunzel Bedding Set

I mentioned in my here that I bought our girls at Amazon a Tangled-inspired bedding set. It arrived on Saturday and I replaced both the girls' bedding with it. They're very happy since they both love Rapunzel. Our youngest even pretend that she is Rapunzel and her hair is long. Our DD1 already have a night gown with Rapunzel print on it. The little one on the other hand also asked me if she can have a Rapunzel night gown as well. I may have to look for one and will surprise her again. 

Below are there pictures when they sleep the first time with their new bedding set.
 
DD2 sleeping on her toddler bed with her Rapunzel bedding set.

 
 Testing her big sister's Tangled design bedding set. 

I am very happy they enjoy it. Our girls bedding set are composed mainly of Disney characters print. I think it helps that they love the characters and they get to hug or snuggle with them in going to sleep. Our older girl love to know that the princesses in her story book also made it to her bedroom. I know as they grow older they will outgrow it. But for the time being, it keep them from liking to stay in their room. Our challenge now is the little one. Even though she gets excited to sleep in her bed, but she still wakes up in the middle of the night and move in our room. We still have to make sure she is fully trained to sleep by herself and loving their room more to stay in there the whole night.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Caring for Our Lungs

Our health is very important. If we are sickly and or suffering from any illnesses, it will cost us everything; money, happiness, and even our life as a whole. This is why the saying that says, "Health is Wealth" is so true in the real sense of the word. We have to take care of ourselves in order to pursue a better life. 

All the systems in our body is very important. One is dependent from the other, and these systems works together for our good, health and mentally-wise. Our respiratory system takes care of our breathing. The lungs is the vital organ of this system. Breathing means living. So it is very important to take care of our lungs. Among other things, quitting smoking, if you smoke, is really important. Smoking does no good to our lungs. Even the second hand smoker, those that are around a smoker, is heavily impacted. They too can get the dreaded lung disease. 

Caring for our lungs is very important. Accordingly, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death here in the US among men and women [Mayo Clinic]. Many lives were claimed because of this disease more than those who have colon, prostate, ovarian, and breast cancer combined. I've known of loved ones who passed away because of lung cancer and some of them were not even a smoker. So for those that smokes, if you quit smoking, even if you've been smoking for many years, you can significantly decrease your risk of getting lung cancer. You only have to have the will and determination to quit and become healthy.

Target Beauty Bags


Having to visit a lot of blogs that shares where to get freebies and samples really helps a lot for a stay at home Mommy like me. I get to try different beauty and personal care products as well as collect nice stuff. The above picture is about the Target beauty bag that they give out to their valued customers. Inside the pouch/bag is a collection of samples from different brands of beauty, personal and health care products. They also include a coupon booklet to use in their store or other stores that accepts manufacturer's coupon. I like receiving free stuffs and I am always thankful to those who love to share this blessings to others. Whenever I see offers such as this online, I also make sure to share it to my friends and to those who love to receive freebies and samples.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Water Feature in the House


Sometimes it is really hard to decide on what to decorate in our house. But honestly, I wanted to have a water feature whether inside or outside our house. Water has a calming effect, and it can feel relax just by looking at it and even more hearing its sound as it trickles down. This wall fountain is a good focal point inside a house. It can be hanged above the fireplace. So this will create a water and fire harmony. 

More ideas at waterfountainpros for water fountains that you can use to decorate your house. It is where I saw this beautiful wall fountain. My only concern though if we have a water feature inside the house is in cleaning it. I know that the water in this fountain will be stagnant even though it is moving through the electric motor, and it needs constant cleaning to avoid any bacteria to grow in it. I guess if I really wanted to have it, then I need to ensure that it is always clean and safe. 

What's in My Mail This Week


Another exciting week again for me as I am expecting some stuff to be in the mail. This week is somewhat a good week as I was able to received those in the picture above. On Tuesday I received the two packages above, and today I received the three packages below. Hubby was just shaking his head every time he sees what I got in the mail. 

Isn't it fun to be receiving all these goodness in the mail? I am very thankful for all the donors and giveaways as this really gives us the chance to try different products. Those that we thought we won't buy or use changes as we have a taste of it through product reviews. We're able to get free stuffs from different sponsor companies and get to keep it as well. I am so thankful for this opportunity and enjoying it more at the same time.

The New 1099K Tax Form Info Graphic

Are you a small business owner and is still looking for a way to simplify your business operations, especially when it comes to accounting and stuff? You can check out some great accounting software that can help you in your business finance aspect. And as the year is ending, it is also the time to do taxes, below is an infographic of the new 1099-K tax form that can shed light on some confusions.Check it out now!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mia Mariu Mineral Cosmetics Giveaway

Love to win some great beauty products? Here is another giveaway for you.


Welcome to the Mia Mariu Mineral Cosmetics Giveaway hosted by Nita's Random Thoughts on behalf of Mia Mariu Mineral Cosmetics.

Giveaway will run from November 15 at 12:01am(EST) and ends on December 15 at 12:01am (EST). This giveaway is open to US residents only. Joining is fun and easy. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below!  Goodluck!

One lucky winner will receive an $86 retail value of:
1 Hydrating Stick Gloss
2 Loose Mineral Shadow Liners
1 Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30+

Visit Mia Mariu Mineral Cosmetics review here

The winner can have the color of their choice on the Stick Gloss and Shadow Liners.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lucky winner have to respond within 48 hours, or I will have Rafflecopter pick another winner.

Nita's Random Thoughts is not responsible for the delivery of the giveaway item. Mia Mariu Mineral Cosmetics is sponsoring this giveaway and is therefore the person liable for delivery.

Monday, November 12, 2012

What's on Your Pets Food Label?

As a pet owner, it is important that you recognise that not all pet food is the same. Some promise a healthy treat but in fact might not deliver those claims, whilst others are actually healthy. The AAFCO, fortunately, look out for those that abuse or misuse words and terms on pet food product labels.  Ensuring that your dog is eating a healthy diet, such as Purina DRM, is also important.


Below are some tips on ensuring that your pet eats only what he deserves. They are a part of your family and should be shown some consideration when possible, with regards to their health and quality of life.
You should read and then read again, any labels found on pet food products. However, simply reading them is not enough. You need to be educated into knowing exactly what they mean. If a product label should say chicken cat-food, it means that there is 95 per cent of chicken in the tin. If it says cat food with chicken, however, it means that there is only three per cent chicken. There are other variations of this too such as saying that there is a flavour of chicken or that it contains no chicken, in which case it has just the taste and flavour of chicken. The Purina JM diet will ensure that he is getting sufficient quality in his meals.

Try to read every ingredient on the product label. Manufacturers have to list every single ingredient but it should not be just a list. Each ingredient's specific weight or percentage must also be noted, with the main ingredient typically being listed first.

Try to not buy pet foods that indicate the main meat ingredient as a generic or umbrella term e.g. ‘meat’; the best pet food should have a certain kind of meat which should be listed and described on the label. Further, meats that typically contain animal tendons, organs, and bones are often the surplus from a slaughterhouse. You should avoid these kinds of meats as they are no more than by-products, the bits left over which have been rejected from use in the original manufacturing process and are typically extremely processed. This isn’t common knowledge.

By providing your pet with healthy foods like the Purina CN diet, you will already know that what you’re feeding them is free from sinister additives and other nasties.

Another Pics from Living Computer Museum


 
This photo was taken inside a room in the museum where they keep really cold at all times.  The DEC PDP -10 machine is kept here along with other somewhat like the old supercomputer, if I may so :-)  This room is so loud due to the air conditioning that they provide an ear plug if you feel the need to when getting inside.
One of the technician at the Living Computer Museum explaining about the DEC PDP-10 computer from the early 1970s. My husband is very fascinated about computers and having to see the old one's that are still in good condition he said is awesome.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Great Savings from Coupon Codes

Through the years I learned a great trick to save from my grocery shopping or shopping in general, that is to use coupons or coupon codes online. I don't have any idea about this before, but when I started blogging and see a lot of stay at home Moms, working Moms and Dads, single parent, and just about anybody using this, I did not hesitate to follow suit. 

As the economy hits bad, we also need to make sure we save more to prepare for the rainy days. And I must say you can really save daily using coupon codes while you shop. Most stores nowadays offers this type of program. You can join your favorites' store e-mail list, and they will send you coupon codes to use for you next shopping trip. Some even give out coupons as well when you shop at their stores. 

Another way of getting these coupon codes is to check out websites that offers coupon codes or promo codes for different online stores. If you really want to save on you shopping you can do so by going all the way out of your usual way of shopping. Not only regular people I know that are into savings but I heard some celebrities, popular folks that also advocates to use coupons, promo codes while shopping. 

As the holiday is fast approaching. This is the time of shopping rush. I bet you also have your list of things to buy for the loved ones. So don't hesitate to check promo codes sites to check for coupon codes or use the coupons that comes in your mail. It is time to revolutionize your shopping strategy. Get a great savings from those coupon codes now.

Progression of Computers

Technology, specifically computers, have come a long way in the past 50 years. It is amazing to look at the difference of computers way back when this gadget was invented to todays' modern computers. I have here below pictures of old computer models that I took at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle Washington. This museum was just opened about on October 25, 2012 and is a brainchild of Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. It is open to the public with an entrance fee, showcasing the very first computers that scientists used and how it develops. 

The very old machine that they have in the museum is the minicomputer PDP 7 produced by Digital Equipment corporation. It's very interesting as a minicomputer but it is as big as a whole cubicle. The machine accordingly was introduced in 1965. The one in the museum was commissioned from the University of Oregon used by scientists and physicists. It is almost back in it's working condition. 

The museum really gave life to the old systems and machines. If you like technology and computers, this place is really very interesting. I am just sharing here one of the old Apple computer and progression of Windows computers.

 Apple Macintosh computer.

 Windows 1.0

Windows 3.0

Windows 7

Windows 8 - Microsoft Surface

These are only few of the computers being displayed in that museum. The good thing is you can try it out there including those that are very, very old machines, and even play games like the old Congo Bungo, Donkey Kong, and some Atari games. It is an interactive museum and very interesting one.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Saving While Holiday Shopping

It cannot be denied that the holiday season is just around the corner. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Well, for sure you are all wondering where to get the best deal for gifts to give to your loved ones, right? If you are, then checking out online is a good bet. There are lots of great deals that can be found online nowadays. If you love the challenge of an auction style shopping spree, a great site to go through is DealDash. Bidding in an auction is really great as you can get the items you like at a lesser price compared to buying it in a regular store.

So if you haven't heard of DealDash yet, check them out now. There are three things why you will like Deal Dash. First, it's risk free and free to register to this online auction site. Why risk free? Because they will give you a second chance by returning your bid pack if you do not win. Second feature of this online auction site is their Buy it option that you can do even if you already placed an earlier bid. Lastly, DealDash also offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your entire first purchase. No questions asked.

Try  Deal Dash now, risk free today! Make sure you can save while holiday shopping. It is always a good thing to save and not going broke during the holidays. Gone are the days that we have to succumb to just buy whatever as there are great finds with great deals you can find.

Election is Over, Now What?

At long last the election 2012 here in the US is over. What can I do but to congratulate the President for being the victor of this election and going forward on his second term. I also congratulate and commend Mr. Romney for being humble in conceding and still is positive about America.

I am not into politics, but I have my ideals and principles and I follow on what I believe in. All of us have different opinions on anything, but what I don't like is that if you are passionate with what you believe in, you don't have to force your idea and opinion to other people in a manner that you are bashing the other person who differ opinion with you. Some even name calling people who support or voted for the candidate other than theirs. And why you ask what is wrong with people who voted for the candidate that they trusted and believe in? It is the same as why you voted for your candidate too. We have the freedom to choose and this is a democratic country. RESPECT, people!

I just shake my head on all the commotion going on in social media as to the reaction to this election. If you want change, start change from within. If you just keep mouthing your concerns, whining and hating, you will surely not see the light :-) 

The best thing to do now is to work together for the good of the people. All of us wants change. All of us wants progress. The people in the government, both parties, should get their act straight and start working together. No progress can be attained if we only rely to those who are elected. We are the government too so we have to act also to move our country forward!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trick or Treating 2012


We had fun yesterday trick or treating at the mall. It was raining yesterday and my kids just recovered from having cough and colds so I decided not to go around the neighborhood. Good thing there was an event at the mall, The Pumpkin Patch Bash, there were bounce houses, free candies, face painting, games and raffles. So we all went there along with some friends. Actually, almost all of my friends were there with the kids, but only few of us were able to gather as there were too many people inside. If you are claustrophobic you will not be able to stand the crowd. 

After one round, kids had their face painted, played some games, got their candies and balloons, we all decided to call it a day. There were just too many people inside. When we got home that it's not raining, we then went around the neighborhood. There were still more people walking around and having on our streets. The kids enjoyed it and is now looking forward for next year.

A Student’s View - The Unknown Significance of Underfloor Heating

As a University student and ex-school pupil I know that a school or any other educational facility must meet certain legal requirements to fit in within particular health and safety guidelines. However, I did not know the extent of the consequences and disruption it would have to my learning if such requirements were not in place.


The significance of underfloor heating systems in such a learning environment is so important; this is why the UFH specialists Flexelec are considered a well-needed service. The use of self-regulating electric trace heating cables is necessary in maintaining warmth within the pipes of a building in cold weather and allowing the prevention of freezing in effect. Without this installed, the freezing of pipes has strong potential to cause water problems and possibly result in the pipes bursting. Such an occurrence would cause major disruption to a school or University, with classrooms out of use and closure of certain parts of the building, possibly even the entire building. The cables work so that the heat output is conditioned by the temperature, e.g. the temperature rises as the specially engineered resistive core is reduced, and vice versa.

Flexelec provide either stainless-steel or tinned-copper braid cables to ensure protection against mechanical shocks, prevent defrosting, and maintain temperature constant in pipelines and during chemical processes. In this current economic climate, it’s important that this type of product works well to ensure you won’t have to reinstall or renew it a year later; schools and Universities, in particular, need to save as money for learning resources. Significantly Flexelec’s electrical trace heating cables are made for the long term in terms of functionality, durability and reliability. Furthermore, Flexelec offers a wide range of cables which provide a selection of heat trace solutions and can be suited to every particular need, varying from refrigeration, heating elements or specialised cables required for gutters.



It is also hugely important for an educational setting like a school to use pipe tracing for the winter, especially as for the past few years the drops in temperature have been record-breaking. Flexelec’s pipe tracing products are designed to be durable, with the use of highly quality raw materials during their manufacture to certify their long life usage. All Flexelec’s pipe tracing is hardwearing with a 230V power supply as standard (115V and 400V can be arranged on request). Improperly fitted pipe tracing systems can potentially be very damaging to a University or school; it would cost a school or University board a lot of money for the damage to be fixed, money which could be spent on buying better learning equipment for pupils. It’s very important that you are provided with an underfloor heating system which you can trust, and with a Flexelec system, you can.

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