Rainy Days Could Be Fun Too

The rainy season is here once again. It is time to bring out our raingears such as umbrellas, raincoats and boots. During this season, it is nice to sleep and just let the time pass by. Rainy days can make one feel lazy. Nevertheless, I suggest not letting the rain get you down. You do not have to be gloomy also just because the weather is gloomy. You can still do many things to brighten up those rainy days.

You may cuddle up with a nice book you have always wanted to read and be swayed to another world when it is too wet to step outside your door.

You may sit in front of your computer and watch TV Online, do some social networking or see your friends online.

You may also take out your cards and board games and have fun playing with the whole family or friends.

Go out, relive your childhood and play in the rain. (My kids love this idea! They always long for a rainy day so they could go out, run and play in the rain.) Just be sure to take a warm bath immediately after.

Gather up the family and cook your meals together. It is a perfect opportunity to get everyone together for stories and laughs while cooking.

Keeping Bed Fresh and Clean

Rustic Bedroom Furniture
After a very busy working day, we always look forward to getting some rest at home, climb into our bed each night, and let our tired and aching body relax. However, this could be quite hard if what we smell on our bed is body odor. We do not want that kind of smell especially when we are relaxing in our room surrounded with comfortable rustic bedroom furniture.

There are simple and practical ways to keep the bed smelling fresh and clean. Occasionally changing the bed sheets usually helps in keeping that fresh scent and feel. If we do not wash the sheets regularly, they would eventually begin to smell like body odor. They would also begin to smell if we sweat a lot while we sleep. Hanging the bed sheets outside after each use is also a good way to remove the smell. They will be aired out and have that nice outdoor smell when we bring them back to our room.

Aside from keeping the bed sheets clean, we should also try not to lie in bed when we are sweaty or dirty. It is best if we take a shower each night before climbing into bed to prevent our sheets from smelling like body odor. This would also help us relax and have a good night's sleep.

Summer Thirst Quencher - Sparkling Tea Punch

A cup of tea contains 2 to 3 times more antioxidants called polyphenols compared to one apple.

Make this a fresh fruit punch high in fiber and antioxidants by adding cubed apples, sliced grapes, and strawberries into the mixture. 

1/2 cup NESTEA Lemon
4 cans white soda drink
3 cups ice cold water
1 cup orange juice
juice of 2 lemons
1 pc medium orange, sliced
24 pcs ice cubes
Mint leaves to garnish

In a punch bowl, dissolve NESTEA in cold water.
Stir in the next five ingredients. Float orange slices and mint leaves if desired. Add ice cubes just before serving.

Laminate Hardwood Flooring - For a More Appealing Home

Laminate Hardwood FlooringLaminate hardwood flooring has captured the interest of homeowners for some valuable and essential reasons. Among the most influential factors to consider in choosing such type of flooring are durability, appearance, ease of maintenance, and cost.

Manufacturers use melamine resins and aluminum oxide in processing laminate hardwood floors. These materials are bonded together with the use of extreme pressure and high heat and a much harder and durable finished surface is produced in the process. These floor surfaces are highly resistant to staining, fading and moisture. New innovations on a variety of wood types and colors create a flooring that look exactly the same or even more attractive than an authentic hardwood flooring. Its beauty is at par or even superior than real hardwood.

You have two choices for installing laminate hardwood flooring - hire someone to do it or do it on your own. If you value time, the best option is to hire a flooring installation professional to do the work for you. However, if you want to save money, you may do the installation yourself. If you choose to do the installation on your own, you need to have an installation instruction manuals or videos. You can find many installation guide in the internet.

Keeping a Marriage Exciting

Planning the wedding, arranging for that big event and laying out plans for the future is so exciting for soon-to-be couples. However, after the magical honeymoon, true married life begins.

Spending all day with the same person and doing daily routine activities could make married life less than exciting. Even if you have the most wonderful marriage, this monotony may drag your relationship and make you both feel unsatisfied with what is supposed to be a very loving relationship. It is very important that couples not just sit back believing that a marriage will remain exciting merely on its own momentum. Couples should take some simple yet effective ways to infuse their marriage with a bit of fun and excitement.

One great way to infuse that bit of fun and excitement into your marriage is to take a vacation with just the two of you. If you already have kids, it would be great to bring them along and sneak out to find some moments for only the two of you. Isn't that so exciting? Traveling with kids could be a pain but if you have RVs, you could always have the comfort of being at home while traveling.

As we grow and become comfortable in our married life, we tend to rely upon the strength of our marriage and sometimes fail to keep things spontaneous. While it is important to add some excitement in our marriage, we should always remember that marriage could only grow and remain exciting if both couples are confident in their commitment to one another.