For Our Kitchenette Essentials

Three months ago, DH and I decided to venture into opening up a small business. A home based one that is! Since DH’s passion is cooking, we opened up our garage and set up a small eatery. It wasn’t easy at first because we had to deal with those unavoidable glitch that comes along with the business.

We hired one  cook/helper to help out DH in cooking and serving out food for our customers. The marketing and menu planning was done by the husband. I, on the other hand can only help out during weekends as I have an 8 hour day time job to attend from Monday to Friday.

One of the initial things that we took into consideration are the materials and setting up of the kitchen space. We made sure to keep a note of all the materials needed like kitchen tools, utensils and equipment.

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Since an eatery deals most on cooking, food preparation and serving, we invested on quality kitchen knives, scissors, pots and pans, chafing dish, mixing bowls, strainers, cooking spoons, etc.

It is very important to have those quality kitchen essentials for ease and convenience in performing task. In effect, there will a positive output in terms profit for the business and a satisfied tummy filled customer from those delicious menu. 

Party Ideas for Family Events in 2014

imagesPeople usually celebrate special occasions by getting together with friends and loved ones. It can be anything from a simple dinner to a grand party. Regardless of the choice, people would usually want their parties to be fun and memorable. There are party planners and event organizers that can help with planning and hosting the party but it is still up to the host to decide on the party theme. Will it be a black tie event, a casual dinner, or a theme party that requires a visit to MrCostumes? If you can’t make up your mind then here are some party ideas to consider.

1. Period Parties. Take your guests back to a different era with a period party spanning from the 40’s to the 90’s.  Those who are celebrating milestones can reminisce the good ol’ days with friends and loved ones amidst food, decors, music, and outfits of their favorite era. The Great Gatsby, the grunge, and the 80’s are three popular eras that you can groove to.

2. Movie Themed Parties. Kids and movie buffs will enjoy a party that also celebrates the things that they love most. The classic film Star Wars is a favorite theme for sci-fi fans but you can choose any of the latest movies this year to keep your theme up to date. Some  fun movies that come to mind include Transformers 4,  The Amazing Spiderman 2, X-Men Days of Future, Maleficent, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.  For children’s parties, Frozen and How To Train a Dragon themes are very popular this year.

3. Sports Events. Just like movies, sports are something that people of all ages would love. Baseball, basketball, and football themed parties are great options for sports buffs. Significant sports events for the year are also great ideas for a cool party. 2014 is the year for FIFA World Cup and Sochi Olympic Winter Games so you may want to add football and Olympics in your theme options for the year.

4. Black Tie Events. These are classic parties that are reserved for very special occasions. Proms, Weddings and Golden Anniversaries usually call for such events. The theme and attire may be classic but you may also add something trendy to the occasion in the form of food and music.

5. Family Dinner. Sometimes the most memorable events are those that are simple and laid back. Invite friends over for a simple family style dinner with classic home cooked fares and enjoy bonding with them over a meal.

The most important thing to consider in choosing a theme is the occasion and the person or people that you are honoring. Knowing what would make them happy is one sure shot way to make the guests happy as well.

The Advantages of Metatrader

Knowing when is the best time to trade is definitely one of the hardest things to solve. With the sudden fluctuation happening at forex, pointing out when is the best time to trade is definitely a difficult one. But with the help of various trading platforms today, things may be quite simpler to do perhaps. Yet, it varies on how convenient that certain trading platform has.

There are different kinds of trading platforms but if you are looking for a specific that gives you real time update, metatrader is one of the bests.

With metatrader, it will be easier for a trader, may he or she be a beginner or an expert, to do trading with less hassle. The convenience of this trading platform doesn’t just stick to when you could get the best time to trade. It also includes various benefits every client would love to have.

The benefits of Metatrader

  • Simple Trading Platform

-          Unlike any other platforms, metatrader is simple and friendly to use which every trader needs.Your account, trading status, your profits and losses, latest news about forex, and inbox are easy to view and navigate. Indeed, convenient!


  • Technical Guide

-          Among the trading platforms available, this one is more convenient because of its technical guide features like technical analysis, and technical indicators which helps every trader to identify what are the things to do and those not to during the trading and plans of trading.


  • Real Time Updates

-          Unlike any other trading platforms, metatrader gives you real time update of market’s current price of the currencies and also shares the past rates and changes.


  • Secured

-          If security is what you look for, metatrader has it. It guarantees you from hacking and attacks impossible to happen. Hence, you can really rely on it.


  • Most Used

-          Among the trading platforms available, this one is the most used with over ten thousands of traders using it. Because of it, it is made more convenient, secured, and safe to use.

This is very much open to everyone particularly for beginners. If you are new to forex trading, trying this one will definitely give you the idea on how trading works easily and make your trading more convenient as well.

Fashionable Home Accessories

I was busy cleaning and watering the plants outside our house when I noticed our neighbor’s gate widely open next to our house. I saw some pillows and cushion sets similar to couch cushion at this site being sold at a very reasonable price. I informed DH and he told me that those people were renting out our neighbor’s garage for a limited period of time to finish a deadline to supply a restaurant’s cushion and sofa accessory for the store.

I wanted to buy the rounded cushion set of three priced at P350 each or P1,00 for the set. Hopefully they would still have the set by next week, I heard that they will be also selling some more designs by then. Those were great for Home accessories especially for the sala.

Festival fashion

If you are the type who plans outfits in advance before special occasions or events, now is the exact time to start on your preparations. In the coming month of April, Philippines will be staging its annual Friendship Balloon Festival. Although usually held in February every year, it has been pushed back to the beginning of summer, a great period of time for outdoor activities.

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Should you fancy, go all out and dress up in these striped selections from Zalora and complement the numerous hot air balloons taking flight. Sure, you might get a few laughs for being a walking hot air balloon, but the cheery colours of your outfits will definitely brighten up everyone’s day.

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Not feeling that adventurous? Keep it simple with this yellow tote bag, large enough to carry along all your necessities for a picnic gathering on the fields.

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Or how about these loose-fitting curved hem shorts with flower prints that are not only fitting for such an event, they are perfect for the many adventures and adventure sports you might participate in – be it kite flying, paragliding and skydiving – and will also keep you cool in the hot summer weather.

Come what may, it is time to take a look in your wardrobe and get ready for the summer festivities that are coming your way!