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Monday, July 22, 2013

Here where it all Began

     Today is one of those days when I am blessed to have the time to breathe away from all the stress of work. I could choose to just lay down and spend the gift of twenty-four hours just sleeping yet there is a calling in my heart to spend several minutes to share my thoughts and help dreams come true. When I started blogging, it was all just about ME. I started writing my thoughts on-line to help ease my burdens and simply loved reading my words saved on a page in the worldwide web. It did not matter whether anyone actually read them or left a comment. And then it happened....I found friends from all over the world with the same passion for expressing thoughts. We laughed, we smiled, we cried and captured memories non-stop. The Salitype Society welcomed me with open arms and it became my home away from home. Our friendship is unlike any other and I will always be proud to be a "salityper". We write and click for a cause and no matter where I am, and no matter how busy I am I always find myself running back to where it all started. All the blogging happiness, the merry-making stuff of blogosphere mean nothing to me without our home...TSS...here I find purpose in life; here I feel I am giving a part of me, my time not for my own dreams but for kids' dreams. The world is too huge to save, but saving one dream at a time will truly make a difference....so why can I never turn my back at blogging? IT IS BECAUSE, I WANT TO KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE all because I LOVE DOING SO....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

At your doorstep

Arriving at your doorstep, 
An embodiment of a long, tumultuos journey- 
A pensive silhouette of a cataclysmic fantasy, 
A faint smile 
A shrug. 

Would you open the door? 
Or would you keep it shut?

~ by Carmen ~

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Unwavering Love of a Parent

One of the saddest, toughest, most delicate, most excruciating and most stressful part of divorce proceedings is fighting for child custody. No mother would want to be separated from her child, regardless of an assurance that her child will be taken care accordingly by the other party. Having said that, when a responsible father is greatly aware that his wife is incapable of taking good care of his child, he will also conquer the world to win his child's custody.

Thankfully these days, there are Child Custody Lawyers Boston that are devoted in finding amicable solutions to tangled family related disputes. You may engage them to help lessen the burden of fighting for a child's custody. They are very considerate with the fact that the outcome of child custody case will be life changing for both parties. They will professionally and effectively handle the proceedings on your behalf.

If you wish to fight for your child's custody, all you need to do is to find the right family law firm Boston with recognized and well-experienced child custody lawyers.

Walking Iris (Neomarica Gracillis)

This flower emerges from what appears to be just another leaf, but is really a flower stalk structured to look like the other leaves; they are 5-10 cm diameter, and closely resemble Iris flowers. After pollination, the new plantlet appears where the flower emerged and the stalk continues to grow longer. The weight of the growing plantlet causes the stalk to bend toward the ground, allowing the new plantlet to root away from its parent. This is how it obtained the common name of "Walking Iris". The other common name "Apostle Plant" comes from the belief that the plant will not flower until the individual has at least 12 leaves, the number of apostles of Jesus.

Origin: Neomarica Gracillis is native to tropical regions of western Africa, and Central and South America, with the highest diversity (12 species) in Brazil.

Background: Neomarica is a genus of 16 species of plants in family Iridaceae.

Common Names: Walking Iris, Apostle Plant

Source: Wikipedia

Photograph taken at Fort Canning Park, Singapore by Cher

Monday, July 15, 2013

Stop Wasting Your Time with Household Chores

Household chores cannot be avoided; some chores just have to be done. The smart thing to do is invest in time saving home appliances and spend less time and energy on chores.

Matching Pace

From working to cooking and cleaning the house, we are bogged down with tasks. Home appliances are a basic necessity and you will not find a home that is appliance-free. There are home appliances which are necessary and then there are little angel appliances in the home which help you finish your work quickly and smoothly.

The Heavy Load

There was time when doing the laundry was the big task of the day. The task of soaking, scrubbing, rinsing and drying would take up hours, not to mention the physical exertion. Someone out there must have heard the pains of those going through this laborious task each day and whoosh! The washing machine made an appearance. Now, all you have to do is press some buttons and clothes come back fresh and smelling nice from this box. From heat control to load size, from energy saving features to portability, this appliance is constantly being innovated to give us the best of the benefits of owning a washing machine.  One can’t imagine life without a refrigerator anymore. Innumerable food items are there in our households because of this one magical appliance. Vegetables, fruits, frozen meats, cooked food, butter, cheese, wine, sauces, dressings, ice and the list continues. You can plan your shopping, cooking and stock because of this appliance. Isn’t that time saving?

Essential Time Savers

A valued appliance in the home is the food processor. You can in no time chop, slice, grind and mince vegetables, fruit and even meat. This appliance comes with various attachments for different styles of chopping and cutting. All you need to do is attach the right blade, put the vegetable in it and switch it on. Washing dishes can be very time consuming especially if you have a large family. Put in the dirty dishes adding some dishwashing liquid and do something else in that time.  Multi- Stack Electric food steamers help you to cook different foods at the same time. All you need to do is stack up the food and switch it on. You will get distinct flavours and cooked food in a jiffy.

Indispensable Angels

A microwave is a multifaceted handy appliance in homes today. Its use goes beyond heating food quickly or boiling water. Electric kettles/coffee machines give you a jump start to the day with the perfect brew of your favourite. Many of these come with automatic buttons so you don’t have to stand around and guard your brew. Eating bread and products would not be as much fun if the beloved toaster was not around. Just put the bread and in a few seconds pops out a crisp toast, just as you like it.

Bliss in Disguise

Home appliances are essential for us to survive our hectic lives. The features that come with these appliances definitely give us some breathing space and peace of mind. It also gives us the energy and time to be with our loved ones without having to fret over dirty dishes or clothes.

About the Author
The writer is a culinary enthusiast who loves to experiment in the kitchen. She writes on lifestyle topics like fashion, travel and food for brands and blogs.

Thank You Lord

Thank you for the gift of sight
Thank you for the gift of life
Thank you for the gift of touch
and thank you for the gift of light
Thank you for keeping us connected
Through the water and the sky
Thank you for your wonderful creation
That keeps us all alive...
Teach us each day to stay forgiving,
To keep believing 
and to keep LOVING endlessly like the waves 
in the sea...
teach us humility and guide us always to thy PATH

Why Teak should be your choice of wood when buying Garden Furniture.

Sometimes you just want to be out in the Garden, so of course you need outdoor furniture to make your garden look beautiful. Choosing outdoor furniture is not an easy thing because you have to choose furniture that has a high durability and quality. If you want to get the best furniture for your Garden, Teak furniture is one of the most popular with the quality and more durability than other outdoor furniture. It is long lasting and strong. Of course, it will be by far the best choice for your garden.
Placing Teak outdoor furniture in your garden or patio will mean your outdoor has more character and will appear more impressive. The Garden furniture is available in large selection. You can choose from a wide variety of styles for benches. This will make your patio look a lot better than using plastic furniture that just can’t match the quality of teak.
Teak outdoor furniture provides the best outdoor furniture you can want. If you want to get most durable wooden outdoor furniture, choose teak furniture.

Teak is hardwood that very durable and has good texture. You can choose your teak outdoor in many designs. Of course, it will be more durable and will be valuable furniture for your outdoor. The craftsmanship of teak outdoor patio furniture makes your patio more beautiful than you could imagine. It gives your patio an elegant and expensive look. Teak outdoor patio furniture provides a magnificent place to hold informal meetings as you enjoy a light meal. Teak outdoor patio furniture has been increasing in popularity due to several reasons namely;
  • Teak wood poses oil that makes it resistant to moisture.
  • Teak compliments the surrounding very nicely.
  • Teak furniture lasts longer.
Some of the most common teak outdoor patio furniture you will find includes:
Teak outdoor patio garden benches, teak coffee tables, teak dining set, Teak patio set, teak deep seating and sofas, teak rocking chairs and many more.
Teak outdoor garden furniture makes your garden look so beautiful that it will be the envy of your friends. The colour of teak furniture compliments harmoniously with nature making your garden look more welcoming and serene. Most commercial settings find teak furniture blends very nicely with the surrounding. This has made teak outdoor garden furniture very popular.
Strong robust durable and beautiful and oozing quality the next time you’re looking at Garden furniture make sure it’s built from Teak grown from a sustainable source.

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Prickly Poppies

Prickly Poppies, Crucifixion Thorn Natural Area, Ocotillo, CA
We found this field of wildflowers by the roadside on our way to Arizona during our most recent spring vacation. At first sight, they look like matilija poppies, what I commonly see closer to the coast, however, at close inspection, they were not because unlike matilija poppies that have strong stems, the stems of these plants were very soft but were prickly, thus probably the name, prickly poppies.

Later, I learned that they grow throughout the Southwest deserts from California east to Texas and to northern Nevada and Utah. They thrive on sandy or gravelly desert roadsides and washes below 8,000 feet.

Friday, July 12, 2013

4 Discount Perfume Set Ideas for 4 Women in Your Life

Women love to be lavished with gifts. Clothes, accessories, cosmetics – you name it, they want it all. That’s why women aren’t that hard to please. Give them a discount perfume set and you will notice the sparkle in their eyes.

With so many perfume brands and scents to choose from, how would you know which ones would be the best scents for your mom, your sweetheart, your aunt, and your little sister?

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor for Women​White Diamonds for Mom
A sign of elegance and sophistication is bottled up in White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor for Women. Mothers adore that floral scent that encapsulates femininity. White Diamonds is packaged in a gold gift box complete with other lavishing beauty treats such as a 3.3 oz Eau de Toilette Spray, a 0.5 oz Eau de Parfum Spray she can easily carry in her purse, a 3.3 oz Gentle Moisturizing Body Wash for that enriched floral lather, and a 3.3 oz Perfumed Body Cream to moisturize her skin. That’s a 4-piece set for your ever-captivating mom.

Burberry Brit Sheer by Burberry for Women​Brit for Your Sweetheart
Next to your mom, your wife or your girlfriend is the most important woman in the world. What’s a sweeter gesture than to surprise her with a designer label perfume set Burberry Brit Sheer by Burberry for Women. The perfume’s scent is a combination of tropical fruits, peach blossom and floral accent with a hint of white musk. The set comes with a 3.3 oz Eau de Toilette Spary , a 1.7 oz Perfumed Body Lotion for that silky touch, and 0.25 oz Eau de Toilette Travel Spray.

Green Tea Cherry Blossom by Elizabeth Arden for Women​Green Tea Cherry Blossom for Your Favorite Aunt
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea collection has been very popular for its refreshing, subtle scent. This time, the trademark scent combined with the floral scent Camellia is named Green Tea Cherry Blossom by Elizabeth Arden for Women. It’s perfect for your favorite aunt who adores light scents with distinct culture revealed after every spray. Its slim pink bottle makes the aura ultra feminine and reserved. The gift pack combines a 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray, a 0.5 oz Eau de Toilette Travel Spray and a 1.7 oz Honey Drops Body Cream.

Justin Bieber Someday for Women​Someday for Your Younger Sister
Your younger sister in her early teenage years starts to have boy crushes. What more can a young teen ask for than something which reminds her of her favorite music artist? Justin Bieber Someday for Women is the perfect scent for young ladies who like a unique playful scent that inspires them to live their dreams and ideally fall for someone. The feminine pink and purple bottle resembles a rose with a key and heart pendant for that added sparkle. The set includes a 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, a 3.4 oz Touchable Body Lotion which comes in a playful packaging, and a 0.25 oz Parfum with a cute tiny rose cap.

Giving labelled perfumes to the most important women in your life is a grand gesture. Remember, there’s always a perfect scent for every lovable lady and lavishing them wouldn’t cost you much with discount perfumes.

About the Author:

Tanya Peterson wants to travel around the world so that she can meet new people and make new friends along the way. She is an aspiring journalist who wants to see the world with her own eyes. She will graduate from the university in a few years and that is why she is making the most of everything.

Special Gift...

They await for the news...They all held their breaths as one of the most exciting moments of their lives unfolds...and there he was...his pictures of his tiny feet and hands made everybody smile... On his 2nd day of life...they all grew worried...at this time they all became one big family joining in 1 prayer...those tiny hands...those tiny eyes...those tiny lips and that tiny and very fragile features of his made them all hoped, prayed and wished every single day... A few days after they've seen him smile for the very first time in his mom's loving arms... They thanked God for those tiny lips with those precious smiles...They all wait to hold him...kiss him...and hug him... Little baby ... stay strong... soon you'll open your eyes and you'll see how special you are... ...and someday...you'll share a story where everybody will listen...and someday you'll share those tight hugs and butterfly kisses to the world...

When Staying On Top Is A Must

Recently I have been so interested in dressing up. It was funny how I kept asking friends where to buy affordable, classy dresses. The ones in which I could look slimmer. Someone told me to search online for the  dress shop site of a friend. Unfortunately I had difficulty searching for her site and ended up buying from another site instead. Business owners these days must maintain high ranking sites to keep up with the rat race in sales. It is a must for business owners and entrepreneurs to avail of seo consulting services to maintain top ranking of their business websites. Danny DeMichele an internet marketing strategist specializes in search engine optimization and has been helping entrepreneurs for over fifteen years achieve top rankings in search engines making their business profit more.

     How important is seo consulting services nowadays? Everyone now uses the internet to look for products and places and events. When your product or business is not found tendency is the client will patronize other businesses whose site is easily accessed. Danny DeMichele has a small team yet they have a minimum of ten years experience in sincerely helping clients achieve top rankings and generating you more business from online. I am encouraging my entrepreneur friends to check out Danny DeMichele for best seo consulting services without the over-charge. I think I too need to consult them for optimization of my websites. For now please help me choose from these three dresses I found online.

Happy online shopping and may the joys of living close to loved ones fill your homes.

If The Shoe Fits

I read a funny quote "If the shoe fits.. buy it in different colors !"

Being short doesn't make me feel less of a person especially I am living in a country where majority of people are taller. These cute shoes give me a little boost in my confidence ...and I think they are cute !!

3 Ways to Prepare for Summer Vacation

It’s that time of year again! Six Flags, baseball, swimming pools, and heat; and what better way to enjoy these things than to go on vacation. I absolutely LOVE traveling and I’m sure anyone living in Texas would agree that this is the last place you’d want to be when our summers hit. Before going on vacation, there are a few very important things that should be done before hand to ensure the most enjoyable vacation experience possible. From experience I know it’s best to plan ahead so that when the time comes you won’t be “up a creek”

1. Save! Save! Save!

If youre like me and have bills, responsibilities, and arent living with your parents anymore, you know the importance of saving money. With that in mind, you also know how hard this can be. Although I do enjoy the finer things in life vacation time is where I draw the line. Things like cooking have helped me manage to cut back on expenditures and save for vacations. My wife and I often alternate between cooking meals since we both have full time jobs, which is a lot cheaper than going out to eat every night and saves a ton on gas. Also, I’m a HUGE nerd when it comes to comic books. I love reading, trading, collecting and pretty much just talking about comic books and  have everything from the Avengers to Wonder Woman. I can’t wait for the new releases on Wednesdays; but sadly when saving money self control is in order. Luckily for me I’m on a subscription list with my local comic shop Awesome Comics and they will actually hold my new comics for me and I can pick them up as I wish. It’s kind of like a layaway plan. Finding services like this are great because they allow you to do things like save money without missing out on things you enjoy.

2. Figure out where you want to go.

The Earth is a giant ball of awesome and wonderful places. The hardest decision for me while traveling has always been where to go. Unfortunately I have never been outside of the United States but I do have plans of visiting Bavaria in Germany but until that time comes, there are a lot of great places (and colder than Texas) to visit in the U.S. Seeing as though Ive been everywhere from California to Florida in the lower half of the U.S, for my next summer vacation id love to go somewhere up north like Colorado. Ive been doing a lot of research on Colorado and have come to find its actually a very popular tourist spot; so id recommend asking questions like “Is it safe? Is it within my budget? Is it cheaper to fly or drive?“ before you decide yes or no on where youre wanting to go.

3. Last minute preparations.

Theres nothing worse that going anywhere unprepared so before traveling, make sure EVERYTHING is taken care of. Most preparations depend on where youre going; like if youre going to the beach you’ll want to bring sun block  or if Six Flags is the final decision, a fanny pack may be needed. I know they look ridiculous, but its not as bad as losing your keys, glasses, wallet, phone, etc. These are all obvious things but the type of preparation im talking about are the less obvious ones like alarm systems. There was one time I remember when I was younger that we went on a family vacation and when we got home, we found out our home had been broken into. Having companies like a Pflugerville home security set up would have prevented a lot of unnecessary expenses and headaches in the long run.

About The Author: Stephen Hamilton is a writer for Smith Monitoring. He is an avid gamer, movie buff, musician, and comic collector 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Different Places, One Dream

Living miles away from each other can not stop a DREAM.....

Betchai's world

Cher's world

Zen's world
..for as long as CARING for kids' dreams live in our hearts...
Missing you all
and keeping The Salitype Dream ALIVE....

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

on garage sale and ebay....

I have to admit, i am a big fan of carbooth/garage sale and ebay. Not only they are inexpensive but you'll be amazed of treasures you can find on those places. Not bad though, if it works for me maybe it will work for you. Its just a matter of knowing what you want and where to find it without costing you the earth.

these are my first collection of masks, my love for african stuff started. hubby found these on carbooth/garage sale for £3.00 each, a give away!

it added character to a rather bland corner. it draws your attention to it.

the hubby is keen on collecting "the stuff" as well, it gently rubs on him.prices varies from £1.50 - £3.00 on garage sale.

it provides that blank wall something to look at

all of these stuff are from carbooth sale. you may not like the style but they do blend perfectly well with my african motif.i wont mentioned the price, you got the idea by now how much these stuff cost.

i got a couple more masks and african arts i kept somewhere. i cannot hang another one without going over the top.

each drum were bought weeks apart. you don't see a lot of interesting musical instrument in carbooth/garage sale every week. it cost the hubby £3.00 for the big one and £2.00 for the little ones. the rain maker we got for free.

oh! this is one find i am proud of, thanks to hubby! it is quite unique, the vase and fell in love with it. don't ask me the price, the hubby said its almost a give away!

this is another treasure from garage sale. i told the hubby i am not going home without it. after a bit of haggling, i took it home sweet home with me. the hubby paid £5.00 for this.

these two makes a good corner decor. they do give a forlorn corner a breath of colors and life. for £3.00, it isn't bad, not bad at all.

this is the very first item i bought on ebay few years ago. told the hubby i like it as christmas gift. i did get my wish.

i have no idea at all when it comes to african arts. i bought these two on ebay because one can easily relate to it being african arts, no explanation needed. another reason is the vibrancy of colors will make my hallway a little dramatic...

a couple of african arts from ebay grace my boudoir

it may not be from expensive brand stores or antique shops and may not be to everyone's taste but hey it doesn't look that bad. knowing i saved a lot of money and still managed to have my african theme flowing in every nooks and crannies of my humble abode makes me very happy indeed!
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