Pure ‘N Fresh Cologne: My Daughter’s Everyday Companion

After their final exams, RJ went home in her PE shirt with messages and signatures all over. She was teary-eyed while reading the messages…”I will miss you”, “Stay pretty”, “Don’t change”, “I love you”. She said six years is over…six years of fun, laughter and friendship.

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RJ is friendly and compassionate that is why she has many friends. I know she will miss everything, her teachers, classmate, friends and her crush. I remember there was this boy who always says that RJ smells good. Kids! They will say whatever they want. Thanks to Pure ‘N Fresh Cologne for being my daughter’s everyday companion. It is what keeps her fresh all day long despite of her hectic schedule this month; completing the projects and requirements for graduation, reviewing for the finals and preparing for their graduation.

Pure ‘N Fresh Cologne is a product of Unilab. It is available in three fruity scents but the Blush Berry is RJ’s most favorite. Check on Pure ‘N Fresh here and like their FB page https://www.facebook.com/purenfreshforteens for more updates.

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Time flies really fast. I can’t believe that it’s been six years since RJ first set foot on big school. I told her that it is not over yet. She’ll miss her grade school environment for sure but she also needs to embrace the new changes in her life. She’ll face new challenges. She’ll get to know new teachers and new classmates. She’ll gain new friends, experiences and a new level of freedom. High school life may seem daunting but it is also the most exciting. I know that with RJ’s positive attitude and confidence there’s nothing she can’t handle.


Special Squid Adobo Recipe (Adobong Pusit)

When you see big squids in the market, grilling or making calamari are what comes first in your mind. But there are other ways of cooking squid other than grilled and fried breaded calamari. One way is squid adobo or adobong pusit.

Adobo is a popular Filipino dish. The meat is marinated in soy sauce, vinegar, lots of garlic, pepper and bay leaf then cook over low flame until meat is tender. For the squid adobo, I love using lemon instead of vinegar to eliminate the fishy smell then I add onion, cilantro and scallions for a richer flavor. If you want to cook squid adobo, you may use my special recipe below.

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1/2 kg squid (washed and cleansed)
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup lemon juice (or vinegar)
1 tsp cracked black pepper
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp scallions (sliced thinly)
6 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/3 cup water


On a pan, heat the sesame oil. Saute the onion then the garlic until golden brown. Add the squid then cook for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, lemon juice, pepper and water. Cover and simmer until the liquid reduce by half. Add cilantro then simmer again for a minute. Sprinkle the scallions on top of squid adobo just before you serve it.

Everyday Savings Build Up to Bigger Savings

Every cent matters for moms on a budget. No matter what the state of the economy is, there is always a need for parents to save up for the future. This sounds like a grand plan that requires wads of bills rather than jingling coins. What many do not understand is that successful saving is accomplished by setting money aside regularly no matter how little. In time, you will find that you would have accumulated a large amount. Whether you are planning on saving for your child’s college education or simply building a fund for emergencies, it would not hurt to try and save up on your everyday expenses.

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You might think that saving is difficult especially if you have kids. Oh, kids can really be expensive. They grow out of their clothes really quick, making it necessary for you to go out shopping again within months. Don’t throw in the towel just yet and settle for not being able to save up. There are plenty of deals that you can take advantage of. Don’t shrug off the dollars and cents – they can add up to hundreds and thousands of dollars over time.

For starters, you can look for coupons. Discounts on these coupons can vary in amount. Check in from time to time to see what’s new. You can also see if you can find a free overstock promo code for items that you need to buy. You can as well save time and money shopping for all your needs in one place.

Remember, though, that having coupons is never an excuse to shop – you do not have to buy something just because it’s at a discount. List down what you need and then look for discount coupons online. Or, you can also find out what coupons are available and then keep them just in case you need them for your future purchases.

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Perfect Flowers to Celebrate an Occasion

There are many occasions in life that warrant the act of gift giving; there are the obvious ones like anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. But there are also those occasions that are particular to a certain type of relationship; this could include Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, an occasion of celebration such as a promotion, graduation or a new job.

Obviously a gift depends on the relationship between the giver and the receiver and the type of occasion but if you are looking for something particularly special for the lady in your life you may want to take a look at the list of florists in your area.

The list offered surpasses the simple gift of flower giving which may be perfect to say job well done, but if you really want to show you care choose from something a little more unique. There are many gifts that show you have put a little more thought into the buying process, an experience for example. Any day out in a spa, a shopping spree, city break or country retreat would be perfect for a birthday, anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift as it shows an element of romance.

Most flower delivery offers the same level of romance and thoughtfulness. You can really make the occasion special by sending balloons to someone’s work place or a gift basket. This can include wine or even champagne and chocolates for the perfect start to a romantic evening.

But thinking a little out of the box, you may realise that not all relationships with a female have a romantic component. If you are looking for something special for Mother’s Day or maybe want to show your appreciation to someone who has really helped you out. Of course there are perfect flowers which have timeless sentiment, but there are also chocolates and biscuits that show you have gone the extra mile.

Don’t Let the Rain Stop Your Child from Having Adventures – Buy them a Hatley rain coat!

Hatley FlyingIf you’ve got a child with a sense of adventure who loves to go outside, you need to make sure they are prepared for all weather types. Children who love to explore nature should be encouraged, and whilst letting them play outside in the middle of a storm is not advisable, a bit of light drizzle should not get in the way of their adventures.

This is why you need to make sure they have the right rain wear to keep them warm and dry when they’re outside. If you let your child get soaking wet, you’ll not only run the risk of letting them get ill, but you’ll also have to clean up the muddy mess they leave behind when they come back indoors. Since feet are the things most likely to get wet, wellies are a must have. They’re much more waterproof than any other footwear and because they come higher up the leg, they’re handy to have if your child likes to jump in puddles. They’re also handy because they’re quick and easy to remove at the door, so you can avoid getting muddy footprints all over the house.

Once you’ve got your child some wellies, you need to keep the rest of their body dry. The best way to do this is to get them a rain coat. It can be difficult to persuade a child to wear their coat, either because they feel restricted by it or simply because they are stubborn. However, when you buy a Hatley rain coat, you’ll experience something different entirely. These coats are available in lots of cool and cute designs which are inspired by nature and wildlife, so they’re perfect for wearing on outdoorsy adventures, and there’s something to suit everyone no matter what your child’s taste is like.

A Hatley rain coat is a great choice for a young child because they are comfortable and do not restrict movement, so you child can play just as easily wearing one as they can without one. This means you’ll get a lot of use out of the coat, so it’s a good thing that Hatley puts a lot of focus on durability. You’ll get years of wear out of each coat you buy so that you’ll be able to pass them on to future children. They’re a great investment and you’ll definitely get good quality for your money.

Hatley is a great brand for all types of clothing and you can feel good about shopping with them because they support two causes: an orphanage in India which uses their funding to buy food, clothing and educational resources; and the lake Massawippi Water Protection Association which aids the people living around Lake Massawippi to get clean water after the discovery of cyanobacteria in the lake. That means whenever you buy a product from Hatley, you’ll be helping to improve the lives of people elsewhere!

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