Girly talks with my niece

I used to see my niece playing her favorite toys, running in the backyard playing with her siblings and friends and seeing her looks so messy.  I am surprised when I saw her fixing herself in front of the mirror.  She always fixed her hair, combing her hair, making sure she looks good every time she goes out of the house to meet her new sets of friends in the neighborhood.  My God the niece is getting bigger and I am getting older.  Although I like seeing her fixing herself in front of the mirror, it makes me sad thinking that sooner they do not like me around them anymore.lol

I have heard them once talking about crushes.  OMG! My niece is in dangerous stage.  The stage of confusion and curiosity.  However, I do not worry a lot because the niece is the kind of girl that always asked my opinion about the things that she wants to learn and know about.  Yes, I am like her mother because she is closer to me than her mother.  Well, she grow up in my arms and under my care.  I like it when she asked me about adolescence/teenagers stage.  It is scary indeed but I give my best advice and opinion about certain things.  I sometimes makes joke because she gives me frowning face.

Anyways, I like our girly talks because I haven’t experience it when I was at her age because my mother past away when I was nine (9).  Thanks to my niece for this experience/s.

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Trying new brand and I hope it works

I have mentioned many times already about my hair problem.  It is so brittle, falling hair and dry.  I have tired products that was suggested by friends and in the salon, but it doesn’t work well.  I also tried natural way (herbal) but still it is not working on my hair.  Yes, I am desperate to find an answer to my crowning glory issues.  Some advises me to go to the professionals but it will cost me I am sure.  I do not have budget for that, that is why I am asking suggestions from people I know, and searching online.  I know it is not good, but I am taking risks.

I used anti-hair fall shampoo and hair cream but I do not see any changes that is why I opted to stop.  I shifted to another brand.  The brand that I saw in the advertisement.  The smell is nice and my hair is so soft.  It is a bit expensive compared to the previous shampoos that I used and I hope that this shampoo will give good result.  I really hope that this shampoo will help me resolve the problem of my hair especially the hair fall issue because my crowning glory is getting thinner and thinner.  I am crossing my fingers that this new brand that I am using will works.

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What to Keep in Mind when Hiring a Contractor

As you begin preparing for a home remodeling project, interviewing contractors is an important step. Of course their pricing is one of the biggest factors, but their verifiable experience is of more importance. The contractor must be aware of the building codes for your area and must be able to complete the project to pass any required inspections.

Check Certifications
A remodeling contractor is required to hold certifications and insurance. It is a must that you obtain their licensing information and call to verify that the certifications are valid. This also includes verifying licensing and bonding information to ensure proper coverage. Simply looking at certification expiration dates is not good enough in this scenario.

Call References
Always call the references that are provided by a contractor. Ask questions about the project and about the contractor’s demeanor. The trick here is to ask questions that someone simply acting like a reference won’t be able to answer. This is one of the best ways to gauge a contractor’s work ethic, practices and general personality.

Verify Portfolio Information
Within a portfolio, contractors will list major companies they have been contracted to work with along with their education information. The portfolio will also include before and after photos from previous projects. It doesn’t hurt to call a few of the customers to verify that those photos were taken at their home. Verifying portfolio information is important because it proves a contractor’s experience and capabilities.

Background Check
It does not cost very much, but once you decide on a contractor or two, it is ideal to run a background check on them. Those with extensive or serious criminal histories may not be the best person to leave in your home to complete a project. If a contractor refuses a background check, dismiss them and move further down your list.

Your home and your property are important to you. It is important to take these necessary steps before hiring a contractor to ensure that the worker is a trustworthy person with the required experience and education to complete the job. Making a wrong decision can leave you with incomplete and/or unsatisfactory completion of the work requested.

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Buying with kids is no fun

Back when they were little, I like bringing them to the mall to have fun.  I just leave them at the play house to enjoy while I am buying groceries and other stuffs.  But now that they grow, I do not like to go out with them.  I do not think it is still fun to bring them with me because bringing them with me means more expenses to incurred.  They like to buy everything they saw at the mall especially foods.  When I do not buy what they like, I will be expecting a crying environment.  And the worse is that, they do care who sees them. Arghs!

Few days ago, I accompany them to the mall to buy their school requirements.  Their parents are both working, so I do not have any choice but to accompany them.  At first it was fun seeing them picking their requirements especially notebook because they get excited of the covers.  After we are done buying the school requirements, the war started.  The three of them are pointing the foods they like, the toys they want, and etc.  I feel like my head is going to explode listening to them.  Because we do not have budgets for those wants, I stick to my “NO” answer.  I am used to their cries so it doesn’t affect at that much.haha!

The next time, I swear to not bring them with me because it is no fun to have them with me when I am buying.  whew!

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