26 June 2014

HVAC Services In Virginia

The commonwealth of Virginia experiences relatively extreme seasons. This means that homeowners can expect cold winters with freezing temperatures and hot summers with heat waves. Virginia residents need to have functional climate control systems all year long. HVAC companies are available to provide the necessary service for all types of heating and cooling systems in homes.

Old homes might be equipped with hot water heating systems featuring radiators. These systems are actually very hazardous because the iron radiators might get overheated and blow off some steam. There is always a risk of the supply pipes bursting during the winter as a result of stagnant water that freezes and expands. Modern heating systems use forced air designs that consist of a furnace and blower. Additionally, air filters are also installed in forced air heating systems. A network of ducts is used to deliver warm air into each room that is equipped with a vent opening on the floor, wall or ceiling.

Central air climate control systems also have AC systems that share ducts with the furnace. During the summer, the air conditioner needs to be turned on properly. An outdoor unit is installed in order to complete important cycles via coolants, evaporator coils, compressors and condensers. A site like EasternTechAirVA.com and other websites are examples of online resources featuring HVAC services in the state of Virginia. Homeowners can actually contact some local HVAC technicians if any emergency situations arise such as a leak in the water heater or the AC condenser.

17 June 2014

Human Nature Overnight Elixir

Lines, fine lines are what I notice on my forehead and on the skin beside my eyes when I look in the mirror. That is why I have decided that I needed to use some sort of beauty product to better my facial skin because age is catching up on me. 

The reviews of Human Nature's Overnight Elixir seem very promising so I quickly added one to my online shopping cart. I wanted to make sure I got the free pouch offering. :-)

The packaging was simple yet elegant. Its glass bottle and its dropper were unique. I loved the smell. The elixir wasn't too oily for my already greasy T-zone. The effect on me wasn't as instantaneous as reviewed by other users on the website. It took about a week before I noticed my face felt smooth and my confidence boosted. I still got a few pimples during the period I was using this product, less than five. Towards the last drop, though, my skin was going back to its rough texture. Also, I wished the Human Nature Overnight Elixir came in a bigger bottle, teehee!

How about you? Have you tried this? If yes, how do you find the product?

29 May 2014

Decorative Statement Pieces For The Home

Current decorating trends focus on minimalist furnishings and restraint in the number of decorative accessories you include in your decor. This trend has many advantages. If a room is filled with an assortment of decorative items, it can look cluttered and chaotic. Some of the items become unnoticeable as they get pushed aside or hidden by larger items. Having an assortment of numerous items on display means that you will have to include an extensive amount of time in your house- cleaning schedule, just to keep everything looking good.

When you limit your decorative accessories, each item you display can receive proper recognition and appreciation. Buying fewer accessories, means you can focus on purchasing high-end decor that will add elegance, sophistication and artistic beauty to your home. When you shop for Lalique crystal and discover its beauty, you will have a clear understanding of how much difference a magnificent vase or bowl can make when displayed as a solitary item on a table. A stunning, eye-catching figurine can become a decorative statement piece that guests will be in awe of and you will feel privileged to enjoy as part of your decor.

Shopping at one location for the decorative accessories you plan to include in a room makes it easy to achieve unity among the few items you select. Keep in mind that the size of an item is not always an accurate indicator of how impressive it will be once it is put on display.

27 May 2014

My Parachute Bag

This is a bag that I bought online from my go-to shopping site, ZALORA. I picked this because I wanted a belt bag for biking, and it's cool that it can convert into a backpack. It's a bit heavy as a belt bag, though, because of the folded material. 

This Parachute brand bag is very colorful, as you can see. The tag said it's made of the same material as parachutes, that's why it's light and water repellant. It called itself "nifty and clever", indestructible and a gift to environmentalists. I don't know for sure, but it had me at water repellant. You know, what if it rains while I'm biking? :-)

What bag would you recommend for biking? 

06 May 2014

Food Experiment #12

I haven't been posting my food experiments for a long, super long time. Although I have still been trying different recipes, I didn't think of writing about them anymore. Well, I thought of writing about my latest food experiment because I wanted to share the site where I got it from. 

I love potatoes and am always keeping my eyes open for easy potato recipes. Well, for me, easy is what I look for in recipes, next to the availability of ingredients locally, when it's from an American website. 

I have always wanted to try making shepherd's pie. But, I didn't have the proper oven before, the one with the degrees. What do you call that? Anyway, thanks to my mom I now have one, even if it's small. Next time I will bake cupcakes for my kids. I hope!

I used ground beef, so, technically this is a cottage pie. Would you believe, I was the only one who consumed this dish? My hubby doesn't like potatoes and the children just were not interested. Well, except for the eldest who plucked cheese from the top. Yes, I added cheese just so the top would brown. In my opinion, there was too much butter. I would definitely reduce the butter and maybe add mushrooms next time.

So, here's the link to the recipe: www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/easy_shepherds_pie/
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