Escape Monthly

10 April 2015

The Breakfast Club

I really could not be a food blogger. This experience was sooo last year!

Situated on a quiet road in Quezon City, The Breakfast Club provided a peaceful ambience for enjoying a delicious breakfast. The interior of the place was simple yet elegant.

That morning, I had blood work done and was on a fast. My tummy growled in anticipation of the food.

My hubby ordered this beef tapa which was quite sweet.

For our youngest child, this pair of pancakes. No, the coffee was mine, for props. They served her milk in the end. Hubby took a bite of the Hungarian sausage and I ate the rest. It's a bit pricey because of the sausage.

I loved this very cheesy omelette!

I also like that they serve lemon water, and that the staff were friendly.

07 April 2015

Beating the Heat During the Summer

Heat can be very problematic aside from the discomfort you'll feel. It can prevent you from having a good night's rest, increase your stress levels and even affect your career. To beat the heat, you need to keep your AC running in prime condition. What can you do to make sure it's operating as efficient as possible?

Filtration

Filters are one of the most important aspects of the cooling system. If this is clogged, the AC unit will not be able to pull air in. Whether you have central air or a window-based unit, this filter needs to be regularly maintained. Depending on the system you have, it may be a matter of washing it off. However, most systems use a disposable filter that is very easy to replace.

Proper Maintenance

Keeping your AC clean of debris can prevent it from having problems. Should something happen, it may be more cost efficient to find a Pittsburgh AC repair specialist in order to keep the unit operational. There are many components within this appliance, and you should never try to fix it yourself without proper training.

Thermal Barrier Paint Additives

By painting your home with thermal barrier paint additives, you can maximize the effect of your AC unit. This compound is designed to reflect heat keeping the temperature of your home lower. It also doubles as insulation during the winter by keeping the heat inside the house.

Don't underestimate how much of an impact your comfort can make on family and professional lifestyles. Without proper sleep, your capacity to make rational decisions could be affected. Do what you can to keep your air conditioning in prime condition, and contact a professional today.

14 March 2015

Hi-Home Magic Showerhead

Do you watch shows like Home TV shopping? Have you bought the very thing you saw on your TV? While it's flashing a price reduction plus freebies if you call "right now"?

I haven't, but it's super tempting! But, I was scared that the company would record my phone number and would always call me to offer other products. How annoying, right? Well, that's what others said!

I didn't have such problem with the latest shopping channel called Oshopping. This  Hi-Home Magic Showerhead was our first purchase.




 

The reason we bought this was because of the promise of increase in water pressure. And, yes, the water came out stronger. That means, we can save on water because of shorter rinse times.

I like that it has red bands to indicate water temperature, but there's something weird about the actual temperature of the water coming out as felt by the hands. If we turn on the water heater, the water coming out of the middle holes will be hot, yet the water coming out of the surrounding holes will still be cool. 

I also like that it could filter the water. The transparency of the shower head allows us to see what's happening inside and if the filter needed to be cleaned.

If you don't understand what was written on the box, read more info from this Oshopping product page.

Would you consider buying this Hi-Home Magic Showerhead?

04 March 2015

Energy Efficient Heat

Given the harsh winter most of us have experienced, comfort in the home has become a high priority. In many states, the temperature has dropped to zero level or below.

In ice-cold weather, home furnaces are running at maximum output. While the warmth they provide is pleasant, the dry air that comes with it is not. Many homeowners experience dry skin, nosebleeds and other maladies in the winter in their own homes.

Because of the push towards energy efficiency, a new type of furnace, called the two-stage furnace, is available that alleviates some of these problems. It has the added benefit of significantly reducing heating bills for homeowners who live in colder climates. Many HVAC manufacturers are now offering this type of furnace, including the Trane comfort specialist.

How And Why The Two-Stage Furnace Works

An ordinary furnace heats up to the heat level set on the thermostat, and then cycles off until the air cools down to a set level. The furnace runs up to a single heat setting all day long, unless the thermostat is adjusted.

The two-stage furnace provides two stages of heat instead of one. When temperatures are lower, the burner runs at high capacity to warm up the home quickly. As the temperature in the home climbs gradually in the daytime, the burner responds by running at a lower capacity. This lower setting tends to alleviate the problems of dry air and discomfort that are usually associated with the ordinary furnace in the wintertime.

The two stage furnace can provide heat that is both warm and comfortable for today's homeowners.

23 February 2015

What would I do with an extra $100?

Did you know that the little, seemingly negligible expenses that we shell out each month add up to much at the end of the year? If I buy an ice cream cone from the nearby convenience store for $.50 each week, I would be spending $24 a year!

Savings could also go the same way. It's much exciting, too! Take for example the razor that's being bought each month. If I become a member of the Dollar Shave Club (DSC), I would get shaving supplies, like their razors, for as low as $1 a month. I would have an extra $100 after a year. That's a lot!

So, what would I do with an extra $100?
  • Buy new jeans! With all the ice cream cones I had for a year, I'm going to need new pants that are a size or two bigger.
  • Go book shopping! I would love to get my hands on new titles! (even if I still have a long to-read list)
  • Get a gift for my husband. I don't have any idea what to buy, yet. Maybe more razors from DSC?
  • Or maybe I should just date my hubby at a restaurant with an all-you-can-eat buffet! Yum!
  • Go crazy with online shopping! Woohoo!
How about you? What would you do with an extra 100 bucks?



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