October 17, 2016

Safekeeping for you pets

Many people own one or more pets these days, and most of them are considered valuable members of their family. While it is possible to leave cats home alone for a few days during your vacation, dogs need daily feeding, walking and interaction with their caretaker. Depending on the size of the dog as well as the type and length of vacation, some people choose to take their pet along while they enjoy some down-time. However, there are some situations that will require leaving your dog or cat at a pet boarding facility.

Whether you need to leave your pet in daycare or a longer period of time, you will want to find a facility that takes care of your pet as well as you do. If you live in the Novi, Michigan area and need to board your pet, you should go to their website and check this out: amenities, prices, daily care and the many extras. You will find that your pet will have the best of care in this high quality pet boarding facility with luxury options including a pet spa, a pet boutique, and individual suites.

The Paw Print Inn does not stop at just offering the best boarding care for your pet, but also offers bathing, grooming, play-time and basic training with a trained pet care technician. If your pet is living in his golden years or has special needs, you may provide special meals and be secure in the knowledge that any medication will be administered properly. Although you may be a bit apprehensive about trusting the care of your beloved pet to others while you are away, you will appreciate your ability to check on them via live streaming webcam whenever you would like.

In addition to offering top quality pet boarding, the Paw Print Inn also provides professional grooming and obedience training. An onsite pet boutique offers a wide variety of pet products including shampoo, dog beds, fresh-baked treats, dog toys, fashionable collars, jackets, slickers and many other items pet owners need.  

Taking into consideration the level of care provided by this pet boarding facility, you might think the cost would be very high. The Paw Print Inn works hard to provide the best boarding experience possible at a reasonable price. If you find yourself needing to board your pet for a day or longer, the facility invites prospective clients to call for a tour and to meet the dedicated pet care professionals. Now that you know there is someplace you can leave your pet with the assurance he will be receive the best care, go ahead and plan that vacation you've been thinking of. 

August 5, 2016

Keeping Insects Away

Enjoy a More Convenient Way to Keep Insects Out of Your Home
Most people struggle with the desire to leave their doors open for a refreshing summer breeze, but they also want to be able to keep pesky insects out. Fortunately, a company like BugOff can provide an effective solution. A magnetic insect screen can help keep your home insect free, while giving you that open airy feeling you desire.

How is a magnetic screen different than a traditional screen door?
A magnetic screen offers a number of advantages that you won't get with a typical screen door. For one thing, screen doors slamming shut or accidentally being left open will be a thing of the past. The fiberglass mesh magnetic screen requires no hands to operate, so it's easy to go in and out, even when your hands are full. Additionally, kids won't have to mess with difficult latches or worry about pinching their fingers in the door. Installation is simple, unlike a typical screen door. In fact, a magnetic screen can be installed in a matter of minutes and needs absolutely no tools. There's also no damage to the door frame, since it doesn't have to be screwed into place.

If the magnetic screen is so easy to install, is it actually secure?
When installed properly a magnetic screen door will provide a secure barrier to keep insect outs. The screen also offers a great deal of flexibility because it can easily be taken with you when you move or if you are going on vacation. Magnetic screens offer an excellent option for anyone who lives in a townhome, condominium or apartment community where they are not permitted to install a traditional screen door.

Magnetic Screens are Available in a Variety of Sizes
Whether you need a convenient magnetic screen for a single door, sliding glass patio door or even a French door, you'll find many options available. You can choose one of the standard dimension screens or have one custom made to perfectly fit a specialty door.
When the weather is nice, it's always refreshing to be able to open the doors and air out your home. Of course, along with this fresh breeze, you're likely going to get plenty of insects entering your home. With a magnetic screen, you'll be able to keep the insects out, while still being able to enjoy the fresh air.

July 12, 2016

Saturday Lakwatsa at S Maison

Last Saturday, we decided to check out SM's newest lifestyle mall - S Maison (at Mall of Asia Complex) and at the same time catch Ice Age Collision Course. The mall opened simultaneously with Conrad Manila, the new luxury hotel to open in Manila, last June 15. Conrad Manila sits atop the first two floors of the building which is the S Maison.

I am not really a mall rat but I like checking out new malls. For one, newly opened malls are usually not crowded, which I like. And second, I like to check out new dining and shopping concepts.

S Maison was understandably empty last Saturday. Not all shops are opened yet. The few open shops are: Fully Booked, Starbucks, True Religion and a couple of restaurants on the second floor.

We watched the movie at one of their 3 Director's club cinema. Movie was cute of course but I fell asleep in the middle of it. Shhh, don't tell my 9 year old, ok? :)

July 5, 2016

Hello 2016!

Okay, that's too late for a greeting this year. But allow me, please.

This year we made a big leap. We decided to move back to the Philippines. We have lived away from the Philippines for almost 10 years and so, moving back was a big decision for us.

When I visited my bank last month, a banker asked me if our decision to move back was because Mr. Duterte won the presidency.

No, it wasn't that. I wish it was as simple as that though.

We moved back for several reasons:

The employment offer for my husband was nice. But let me clarify, the offer was not as nice the employment offers abroad.

I wanted to do something for myself, something for my self-growth. Or something to that effect. Haha!

We wanted EJ to experience living in the Philippines.


{At Phnom Penh airport, taken before we flew to Manila}

We moved here just last month. I have to be honest and say that personally I am experiencing reverse culture shock. Yes, I was ecstatic about seeing my family and friends. I was also happy to be able to eat the food that I used to eat. But there's something that's making me feel unwelcome.

I don't know. But I am sure I will get over this.

So yeah, we're back in the concrete jungle that is Manila. We're no longer expats. Like I said, I am still adjusting to our life here. But surprisingly, our son EJ, has eased into his life here pretty quick. I guess kids make adjustments faster than adults.

Anyway, I have decided to blog again. I hope this time I can keep my promise. We'll see.

December 8, 2015

Three Reasons to Have Your Home's Air Quality Tested

The quality of air in your home can affect the health of everyone living in the house. In many instances, the quality of your air is not readily noticeable. One or more people may begin to develop symptoms of respiratory problems, or they may begin to exhibit symptoms of an allergy. Often the root cause is the quality your indoor air. The following are three reasons to have your air tested.

You had a fire in the last few months
Any fire, no matter how small, that was put out with water can create a mold issue. After a fire, the issue of hidden water damage is sometimes neglected. Everything that can be seen is repaired and restored, but any water damage behind the walls, floors or ceilings is ignored. The problem is that this moisture seldom goes away on its own. In time, mold can develop, and the spores that mold produces can come through the walls. Because they are airborne, these spores are easily inhaled. This can lead to breathing problems. However, you can have your air tested. If mold is present, the source can be found and removed.

People sneeze inside your home
Although you or others living with you, do not have allergies, one or more people in your family have been sneezing lately. It is possible that you can have a medical issue, but it is also possible that it is the air in your home. Do you sneeze when you are outside of your home? If not, you need to have your air tested. It may simply be a problem with dirt in your air due to the output from your heating and air condition system. Often, all it takes to remedy the air quality issue is a good cleaning of the air duct system.

People with respiratory issues are struggling
If someone in your home has a respiratory problem, they already have daily struggles to face, but if you notice that their problems seem worse than normal, you should have your air quality tested. An example might be a family member suffering from asthma. You notice that they are using an inhaler more often than usual. There are many other examples, but if you notice the behavior of a loved one's breathing issues change for no obvious reason, you might want to consider the quality of air.

If you suspect an issue with dirty air, then you should contact a company that offers the services of indoor air quality testing near DC as soon as possible.