28 June 2015

Tips on Taking Care of Guitars

It is very important to know the tips to take care of your guitar.  Even the string musical instrument needs proper care, handling and maintenance to be able to function properly. Here are simple tips to note to give your guitar the care it needs to be able to produce lovely music for a long, long time.


Keep regular tuning

Ensure your guitar plays beautiful tunes by keeping regular fine tuning. This will also test if the strings are taut and have no flaws.


Restring if required

Regular checks will show whether you need to restring especially when it starts to loosen and play out of tune. This is the time you can correct the strings when they are wrongly put to match according to their proper tune.


Keep away from the elements

Use a nice padded case with hard shell to protect your guitar from the elements especially if you are taking it outside.


Remove dusts

Slightly loosen strings when cleaning with a smooth cloth. Do not loosen too much, just enough to be able to run the cloth underneath each sections


Use a stand

When not in use and if you do not have a padded case, you can use a guitar stand to protect your guitar from scratches or banging on the floor or hard surfaces.


Have it serviced

If you see cracks or even if you have restring and fine tuned and still does not produce good, quality sound then go to a guitar service center and do not fix on your own. Let the professionals do the fixing to make it good as new.




Coosh Upper Arm Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Review #Coosh



I received this product for free in exchange of my honest feedback.

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This is another model of the Coosh Upper Arm Digital Blood Pressure monitor that I have received to review/evaluate.  The other one was the simpler model but this one has more memory capacity (90) versus the simpler model which only has 30 memory capacity. The monitor of this Coosh Upper Arm Digital Blood Pressure monitor has a backlight whereas the simpler Coosh monitor does not have.

Backlight and large LCD display
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Between the two, this monitor rates better because it is easy to use, lightweight, has big display for the reading/measurements and has its own carry case. The simple model does not have a case.

It takes measurement fast too and in less than 2 minutes, you are done with your reading. You have to use 4 AA batteries for this monitor to work.

It also has the WHO indicator near the display so you can gauge where your blood pressure reading falls. I like this product and will continue to use because of its easy functions and features.

I recommend this blood pressure monitor and I think it is beneficial to those who need to monitor their blood pressure for health reasons like myself.

You can purchase this product from Amazon.







27 June 2015

The Cricut Machine For The Creative People

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Do you want the ability to easily make a personalized wedding gift or perhaps, make some unique home d├ęcor your family and friends will love? Then you might find Cricut electronic cutting machines to be the best DIY crafting tool since the sewing machine. 

There are two machines that Cricut currently offers on their site:

Cricut Explore One™ 

Cricut Explore One™ is a simple design-and-cut system. It’s versatile, easy to use, cuts very precisely, and is also incredibly affordable. With its irresistibly low price and limitless cutting potential, the Explore One is perfect for a new or beginning crafter. Here are a few notable features of the Explore One: 

Materials – All Cricut machines can cut an unbelievable variety of materials, for example:

  • Paper
  • Vinyl
  • Iron-on
  • Craft materials
  • Upcycled materials
  • Fabric
  • Plastic
  • Thick materials
Precision - Features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½" tall. 

Smart Set® Dial - Each machine features a Smart Set® dial, which sets your settings (e.g. speed, pressure, etc.) for you so you don’t have to keep track of them. You just select the material that you're using on the Smart Set® dial and the machine's Cut Smart® technology will deliver a clean, professional cut. 

Images and Fonts - You can upload your own images and fonts for free on all three Cricut cutting machines. 

Cartridges - Both machines work with any Cricut cartridge and have the capability to hold all of your cartridges “virtually” in the cloud within your Cricut Design Space online software. So once you’ve loaded a cartridge, you’ll have it everywhere you go. 

Cricut’s Design Space™ and iPad® app - All Cricut Explore machines work hand-in-hand with Cricut’s Design Space™ (for PC, Mac®, iPad®, and iPhone®) that you get access to for free. 

Cricut Explore Air™

The Explore Air is the whole kit ‘n caboodle. It offers all the impressive features mentioned for the Explore One, but two key things set it apart:

  1. It has a dual carriage for cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in one step. If you do a lot of paper crafting, this is the machine for you!
  2. It has built-in Bluetooth® capability. You just use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.
Now that you know a lot more about how Cricut Explore® machines work, I’ll focus next week’s post on how you can design here, there and everywhere with Cricut Design Space. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is.

Knowing more about the Cricut machines and their uses will give you the right information you need to decide which one to get or even have both if you are into making great projects to show off your passion for creating beautiful stuff. Come back again for more information about Cricut and the many ways you can use it for your craft.
Until then … Happy crafting! 



26 June 2015

Cute Minion Costumes from Costume Express

Who says no to these cute Minions? They are so cute, funny looking and very bright yellow. You just want to cuddle them.

Costume Express has plenty of Minion costumes to choose from. It will be a great option to have when you plan your kid's next party or have your very own themed-party to hold. Why not choose these cuddly Minion as your theme?


minions halloween costumes



Minions Movie: Minion Kevin Child Costume

Minions Movie: Minion Kids T-Shirt Headpiece


Minions Movies: Female Minion Child Costume






23 June 2015

Review - Vita Sciences Natural Muscle & Joint Pain Relief Cream #JointRight



I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback.


I have tried the Vita Sciences Natural Muscle & Joint Pain Relief Cream and I am happy with how it helped relieve the slight pain I feel in my ankle area.  I just came from a week-long vacation and it entailed plenty of walking, and climbing stairs. I usually get achy feet and ankles after long walks and I'm glad that the creme has been beneficial to alleviate the slight pain.

The cream comes in white colour with a slight cool effect after few seconds of application. I am not sure if others who have tried this product have that kind of sensation. I felt that slight cooling effect. I had to apply few times in a day but not putting more than what is required and indicated in the box.



As for the fast-acting relief,  I felt it working after few minutes from the time I have applied the cream.

I also like this  cream because it does not have any menthol scent and yet the menthol/cooling effect is very effective. This is really helpful for me because I have allergic reactions to most pain reliever medications. So, applying pain reliever topically is usually the best option for me. Vita Sciences Natural Muscle & Joint Pain Relief Cream does the work for me.

I will recommend this product because it is odourless and has cooling effect that relieves slight pain ad aches. It also contains aloe, vitamin E, B-5 and Chamomile which has soothing properties. It is also free from paraben.

The plastic container has a pump dispenser and one pump dispenses the right amount to apply on the affected area.  It comes in a 50 ml plastic container with clear plastic cap.

You can purchase this product from Amazon.

To know more about this product and the other available products of Vita Sciences, please visit their site: http://www.vitasciences.com/JointRight

My readers can also enjoy a 15% off one time use on all Vita Science Products with code save15 on http://www.vitasciences.com.


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