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10 Objects Needed To Set-up a Home-Based Office


There are vital items required in every single office, here we list the 10 most important. Once starting your individual business, most persons start functioning from home. If you’re thinking of starting your individual company, read the following.

1. PC/Laptop – A PC or computer is the most important item for every office. So make this your first task when setting up your home-based office. All businesses now depend on the use of a PC.

2. Broadband – You will need to converse with contractors and so having access to broadband in your household is vital, as e-mail has been the leading communication technique for companies.

3. Telephone – Cut business expenditures dramatically by taking out a contract with a commercial telecoms provider. It is costly to call landlines from cells, so if you make many calls it might be worth financing in a commercial telephone scheme.

4. Storage – Have a lockable storing system. This is to ensure all your significant files are out of the reach of animals or small kids. Nobody wants to have to say the puppy ate their project.

5. Wall Organiser – You can be organised and determined while working from home by having a wall organiser. It’s easy to overlook things when you’re setting up your individual business. But, you can’t afford to overlook things, particularly when you’re just starting out.

6. Equipment – Every workplace needs a specially selected chair and desk. Your workers need to unwind for ultimate productivity.

7. Printer/Photocopier – If you do lots of paper work, it is a decent idea to invest in a specially selected printer that won’t break on you. While purchasing a new copier, try to acquire one that permits you to print and scan on it also.

8. Stationery – Every single office needs a stock of pens. But, other resources consist of paper for your copier. Your stationery supplies will rely on your corporate and commercial needs.

9. Energy Proficiency – Cut back sooner or later by reprocessing and using energy proficient products wherever possible.

10. Individual Comfort – Increase your productivity levels by decking your office with personal items. This will make you feel calm and work better.

4 Ways to Stay Connected and Productive at Home


Speaking from experience I can tell you it is such a relief not to have to juggle a full-time career with family and child responsibilities.  I’m sure many of you can relate to this.  I’ve tried to work that out over the years, believe me.  I would come home after a full day of work to a messy house, empty fridge and 2 starving children who have to play soccer in 20 minutes.  

I have found that our family works better when the mother is in the building.  My husband even admits it’s easier on him if I’m on duty 100 percent of the time so when he comes home from work he can just chill or we can chill together and just enjoy each other and that is a very good feeling.  That doesn’t mean that I’m against full-time career women with children.  I’m actually inspired by them. 
Especially the ones who find that work life balance.  

Women that make time for themselves, their children and spouses while enjoying a rewarding and fulfilling career really do have it all.  I just don’t believe it happens very often. It’s ideal but it doesn’t work. There is no question, in my mind anyway, that being a full time mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world – I’ve done it and the only thing harder is a full-time working mom.   I’ve done that too.  

The part I loved the most about having a full time career was the routine and structure but soon after having my kids came along I realized that I was just spread far too thin and life was whizzing by too fast.  Whether it’s a decision for you to work or not, I believe as mothers we need to support and respect each other’s individual choices. 

Rising fuel costs along with green initiatives and health concerns are causing commuters to stop and rethink their careers and get clarity on what’s really important to them.  Many job seeking mothers place work life balance as a primary motivator and are looking for flexible work environments.  Employers are seeing the advantages of supporting off site employees.  The ability to reduce the expense of office space along with advancement in technology is forcing employers to redefine how their workforce is structured. 

Here are 4 ways to stay connected and productive at home:

Video and Web Conferencing

With a home office or home based business you can have a meeting at 8 am while other employees are stuck in traffic trying to get to work.   You can develop teams, networks and peer groups without ever leaving your home.  According to this infographic developed by InterCall, by 2020 it is estimated that the average American will spend 41 hours in traffic each week. Online meetings from companies like Intercall allow you to host webinars, audio conferencing, online training seminars and multi-point video conferencing making it easier and more productive for everyone involved. 

Social Media 
Many of my writing opportunities came through my connections online.  It’s a great way to build a network of supporters and you can market your products and services for free.  Through Twitter, Facebook and my blog I have connected with people from all over the world.  That really helps me stay on top of my interests and my writing career.  

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the internet’s next evolution.  It provides customizable means by which every service you need to run a business can be delivered to you.  There are so many cloud based productivity tools to explore and it continues to be a huge trend in the marketplace today. 

Mobile

Mobile computing is a mega trend and according to former Windows leader Steven Sinofsky, "Mobile platforms will be part of nearly every purchase or transaction. Anything requiring reservations, tickets, physical resources, delivery, or scheduling will only win the hearts and minds of the new urban if available via mobile."
About the author: Carrie Wynne is the author of 10 Ways to be Deliriously Happy – How to Live an Inspired Life.  She conducts personal development workshops based on the principles in her book showing others how to connect to the power within themselves and develop mental strategies to create an incredible life.  As a professional sales consultant she also offers training, coaching, and sales seminars.  Connect with Carrie on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.

5 Great Bonding Tips and Ideas To Bring Your Family Closer


If you are looking for ways to bring your family closer, you are not alone. Luckily, there are a myriad of ways that you can enjoy some memorable family bonding time. Read on for five great ideas, and feel free to add your own!

Make Dinner Together


Who says the tradition of family dinner time is lost? Create family bonding moments by planning meals together. Up the fun factor by having weekly traditions that everyone can count on and look forward to. How about hosting an invite a guest meal each week where family members can serve someone in the comfort of home while enjoying wonderful companionship? The kids can help create grocery lists, and even make special centerpieces or name tags. Keep phones and televisions off during meal times. Focus solely on each other. It is wise to take a full pause from technology and other life distractions.

Read Together

Young children can sit on a parents lap and cuddle during story time. Even older children enjoy a read aloud time. Reading books together often leads to having familiar points of reference, and can serve as the instigator of wonderful family discussions. Literacy is a gift that opens up the world. Enjoy it together!

Volunteer Together

Volunteering together is a great way for families to bond together while also serving the community. Help with the library book sale, put on a program at a nursing home, or deliver a meal to a family with a new baby.

Exercise or Play Music Together

Exercise is good for your body, and for your soul. Go hiking together, or walk the family pet together. Choose new places to ride your bikes, or to go swimming. Better yet, tap your musical talents. Get your bigsby vibratos at guitar center and make great music together.

Plan a Day Trip or a Longer Trip

Day trips and vacations do not need to be complicated or expensive. Hold a family meeting and talk about possible locations for day trips or other cheap family vacations. There are many affordable options that are appealing to various ages and interests. Also, investing in a membership such as a zoo or museum membership is an affordable way to visit an interesting venue throughout the year. Many zoos and museums also host special events of interest.

Family bonding is well worth the time and effort. Don't allow your family to get lost in an overly packed schedule of needless running around. Take time to look at each other, talk to each other, and really invest in one another.

Working-from-Home Tip: Learn New Skills


Don't we all wish that we are knowledgeable and skilled at everything - where a prospective client approaches us and we can confidently accept the job offer because we know how to do it?
No wasted opportunities! More money for us to spend, invest and save! But hey, reality-wise, that doesn't happen much. The online job market has become competitive in the last few years and keeping up with the demand and competition is something we have to prioritize if we want to make working-from-home really WORK for us. We have to take the initiative to improve, learn and develop new skills.

Oftentimes when browsing the job board on oDesk I find myself wishing that I am also proficient in
Design and Multimedia, or perhaps even Web and Software Development because they are "in demand" - meaning the job board is filled with job postings under those categories. I am sure some of you Work-at-Home Moms and Dads feel the same at some point in your freelance career. We realize that we should not be limiting ourselves to whatever we are good at doing at the moment. That we should acquire more knowledge so we can do MORE.

Personally, I want to make myself more marketable as a freelancer. I should go back to school to study and learn and like a mantra, I find myself reciting this to myself over and over again. I am resolved to make this a reality and determined to add new skills to my portfolio before the end of the year.

The Right Learning Set-up

Online education or traditional on-campus education?
Considering that I work full-time and have family responsibilities (I have a pre-schooler son and an infant daughter I directly breastfeed on demand.) there couldn't be no other choice. Obviously.  I feel lucky enough that we have an alternative to traditional colleges and universities these days! Ten or fifteen years ago, there wouldn't be no other choice.

For me, online education is more convenient and cost-effective as compared to on-campus. Learning materials are meticulously presented through the use of videos, presentations and other mediums and I, as an online student can take the classes whenever and wherever I want. You can't imagine how much I love the idea of flexibility in doing things at your own pace and this is basically how I'm living my life for the past 8 years.



The Right Course or Training


What is the right course or training for me? A few bits on my educational background: I graduated with a BS in Business Administration major in Marketing back in 2001. I also completed 48 units of Elementary Education in 2009-2010 which makes me eligible to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers here in the Philippines.

Should I have a Roland R-05 and enroll on a music course? Heck, no. Having a great interest in something does not mean you'll do a great job doing it. It's not just the enthusiasm, it's also about capability. Would I be better off taking a graphics and web design course then? Well, perhaps! But design skills take a long time to develop - we're talking about years! Taking Drafting as my vocational course in High School was the only design-related class I can think of. And I was not even good at it then. I don't have the "eye" for design as they call it.

To make the decision-making process easier for me, I went back to the oDesk job board and searched for job postings that are somewhat related to my educational background and expertise. Something that will enable me to command a higher pay rate. Something in the line of Finance or Accounting. But I don't need a course too broad and would take years to master.
 
I found almost 300 job postings looking for bookkeeping services or someone proficient with Quickbooks, Intuit-Quickbooks, etc. I keep on seeing these postings every day and know for a fact that there is a high demand for this skill set because of the increasing number of small businesses being launched every day. That's when I decided I'll take up bookkeeping classes online, and I chose the one provided by the School of Bookkeeping by Seth David.

The Right Attitude

I am not the most organized person there is and I admit that I drift out of focus from time to time. But this challenge to improve myself matters a lot to me and I am working hard on having a great deal of self-discipline, motivation and time to complete the classes.

I am still on the basics and fundamentals of the course (Bookkeeping Fundamentals with Quickbooks) and honestly, there is a lot of information to absorb but I am having fun learning. Taking an online course such as this can really be rewarding at the end of the day. Though not face-to-face interaction as in traditional classes, there is still enough interaction teacher/mentor-student through discussion forums. The online learning postal uses videos that are high quality and with a clear audio, and downloadable worksheets and premium content.

Parting Words

Learning and acquiring new work skills make a freelancer / Work-at-Home-Mom or Dad more employable and more confident. It opens more career opportunities and will guide you to achieving success in the long run. So work on and devote time to learning new skills. It's never too late!
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Fun and Healthy Pool Games For Kids

Image credit: alexisnyal of Flickr

There are a lot of games that kids can play in the pool. The fun starts with just being in the pool, which provides a wonderful place for the kids to play.

Let them create. Kids are inventive and ingenious – allowing all of that creative talent to come out in playing pool games may be all that is needed. If the parent doesn’t understand the game the kids have come up with, that’s fine – sometimes kids will create games with complex rules that only make sense to them. Let the kids have fun, and sit back and enjoy watching. If the kids need a prompt, several games can be suggested that will get the fun started:

Marco Polo. Sometimes this game will start on its own, when a couple of the kids jump in the water, and someone closes their eyes and yells out “Marco.” The rest of the kids shriek, yell “Polo” and begin to try to get away by either swimming underwater, or slowly swimming away, so they’re not detected by the sounds they make. One variation of the game allows players to get out of the pool to protect themselves. If the person who is “it” calls “fish out of water,” the person out of the pool becomes the next “it.” Sometimes the kids might need a rules clarification from Mom, but other than that, they’ll just play until they get tired.

Shark in the water. If the kids get tired of Marco Polo, there’s a fun variation where one child is designated as the shark. Everyone else gets out of the water, and once the game starts, can only stay out of the water for 5 seconds. The players all jump into the pool and try to swim to the edge without getting “tipped” or touched, by the shark. To make it really fun, provide goggles and swim fins for the shark.

Dolphins in the water. This game is pretty simple to start, and when it’s timed, becomes a fun race game. Have the children pair off, and select one child in each pair to be the “arms” and the other to be the “legs.” The “legs” hold on to the “arm’s” waist, and the pair starts across the pool, with the “arms” only using their arms, and letting their legs not move, so not to hurt the child behind them. The “legs” do the kicking for the pair. When the kids get into the race, it’s a lot of fun to watch this game!

Pool basketball. It just takes a basketball goal at one end of the pool to get this game started. Pool toys for kids can be found here, and there is a wide variety to choose from. Usually the goal is set up along the side of the pool where the water is about waist deep or a little deeper. The kids wade around trying to pass the ball to each other, and toss it in to the basket. If games are played to 10 it allows players to switch sides and play a lot of games.

Kids need very little guidance to come up with some entertaining games that keep them happy and occupied while in the pool. A Mom can sit back and enjoy seeing her kids and their friends having so much fun.
Carol Atkins currently writes articles on assignment for PoolCenter.com.  She has 3 kids with her wonderful husband – two boys and a girl – and two lovely black Labradors.  After studying things like pool pump motors to design their pool for maximum efficiency, she spends hours with her family at their home pool, watching the kids and dogs splash and play.  She is also an avid runner, and diligently training for her first half marathon.

10 Things A WAHM Do During The Weekend



Here are 10 things a Work-at-Home-Mom or WAHM like me usually do during weekends.

1. Plan and lay out the following week's work schedule and to-do list. I do not have a planner, I use Google Calendar to keep me organized.

2. Buy groceries, household items and other necessities.

3. Do the laundry, clean the house and organize the closets.

4. Visit my Mom and my extended families and spend at least half a day with them.

5. Have a movie marathon with the family. Or just watch cartoons with the kids.

6. Update my blog and social media accounts. Comment on my favorite blogs.

7. Go out of town to breathe some fresh air.

8. Hike. Jog. Walk. Exercise. Play with the kids.

9. Pamper myself by getting a hair cut, a mani-pedi or a foot spa.

10. Relax, rest and do absolutely nothing. Sleep the whole weekend, perhaps!

Have a great week ahead, everyone!

Home Decoration Ideas for Valentines Day

Valentines Day is fast approaching and more often than not, we ladies find ourselves picking our brains for ideas on how to decorate our homes for the occasion. We all tend to get a little crafty always sometimes , looking for inspirations from one blog to another written by crafty Moms who unselfishly share photos, tips and tutorials of their projects... and it can get really tedious.

There are various decoration ideas we can do that can help us make Valentines Day even more special. In fact, Pinterest is full of them! But it can be hard to sift through every one of them to find things to do that you didn't already try in the past. It's hard to stay inspired, too.

So to help you decide on which decorations to use and
perhaps even learn something new, I've compiled 5 of my favorites. Read on below for some of the prettiest decor ideas that you can do yourself for Valentines Day! Be inspired!



Flowers: Make it perfect! A hint of bright red or pink blooms in a bouquet or centerpiece helps create the Valentine's Day mood when strategically placed. Fresh flowers are perfect - you can use roses, tulips, carnations, orchids, sakura - place them in a basket, base, glass, pot, cones, beaker or a test tube even. Or you can DIY artificial flowers made of paper or fabric. The possibilities are endless!
 

Banners or Buntings: Make it festive!
Aside from paper, you can also use fabric (like burlap) for making a Valentines Day banner or bunting. Prettify with washi tapes in bright colors and beautiful patterns, felt or doilies and hang them in bakers twine with arrow clips - there you have it!
Sweet Treats for the Sweet Tooth: Make it delightful! Back in High School, I always look forward to February 14th because of all the cookies, candies and chocolates I get. Put them in a gorgeous plate, box or jar and place it in a table as a centerpiece.
Frames: Make it memorable! Frame your family photos and embellish with ribbons or flowers to make it romantic. You can also make framed art with different materials. Perhaps print your favorite love quotes and put it in a frame? You can choose to be simple or extravagant. It's all up to you! 

Lights:
Make it romantic! Light the candles, dress up and play soft music - who wouldn't be in the mood for love?

Which Valentine decoration idea is most inspiring to you?
Do you have any other favorites not on this list?

Book Review: I Wish They Taught Money In High School


I have a reason to believe that this year is gonna be a ROARable year for me. Why? Because for the first time in my life, I finally have a plan on what to do with my life. Yes. I spent the last two weeks of 2013 working on spreadsheets and on Google Calendar, carefully planning what to do and accomplish week after week, January to March 2014. And I intend to continue with all the planning beyond March, of course. For this post, I will only talk about the money plans.


A 2-in-1 Book To Kick-start My 2014 Money Goals

I received a book to review on January 5th. It is a 2-in-1 book or a combi-book written by Clarissa Serina-Dela Paz and Sharon W. Que, two successful women with a passion for educating Filipinos on Personal Finance Management. Clarissa wrote "I WISH THEY TAUGHT MONEY IN HIGH SCHOOL So I'm Not Dependent on My Paycheck" and Sharon authored "I WISH THEY TAUGHT MONEY IN HIGH SCHOOL So I Can Start My Own Business Right Away".

I am so eager to reach a few financial goals this year and the timing of this book couldn't be more perfect. I actually devoured it in one sitting! Yeah, I'm like that when a particular topic piqued my interest enough. And this book did.

The authors have a way of presenting ideas in an encouraging, engaging and almost demanding manner to put them into action. The book contains essential financial principles too small and basic that we fail to recognize them for what they truly are - golden nuggets of wisdom that can guide us into financial independence.

As a Business Administration graduate, I already KNOW most of these principles. They're all in my mind, but what I failed to do until now is to ACT on them. This is why I'm not anywhere near financial independence

But hey, they actually taught money matters in my high school. We were taught budgeting, entrepreneurship and investing as early as the first year. I remember investing Php100 into our school cooperative and getting twice the amount at the end of the school year. I mean, that sounds like a mutual fund blah blah, right? What they fail to taught me is how to work towards certain financial goals I have in mind.

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THIS BOOK

- Plan and adhere to a budget; (Income-Savings=Expenses)
- Invest a portion of my earnings on stocks, mutual fund or a business; (So my money could work for me)
- Establish a good credit score; (Credit cards aren't evil.)
- Educate my children about money management the earliest age possible; (This book have plenty of ideas on how to teach your children the value of money.)

In closing, I really wish I was taught how to work towards my dreams in high school. That would have saved me a great deal of headaches caused by financial issues year after year. Imagine if I realized the value and importance of saving and investing earlier on in my life, my lifestyle now would be a lot different.

They say the best time to plant trees was 20 years ago. The second best is NOW. Same goes for a lifestyle upgrade. It's never too late to chase your dreams.

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Father and Son Bonding: Hiking and Camping in Mt. Arayat

Sugarcane plantation near the base of the mountain.
Kassy and I had the whole bedroom to ourselves for the first Friday and Saturday of the year (January 3-4, 2014), a situation that rarely happens because we're known to be a close-knit family. As in literally, ganun talaga kami, always magkakadikit. Ang lakad ng isa, lakad ng lahat. Haha.

Rev.Fr. AP, my brother-in-law, called Thursday evening and invited us to climb Mt. Arayat again. My husband and his siblings have been there a few times already, but this time around they wanted to spend the night at the mountain. I couldn't go with them of course, as I have misgivings about hiking and camping with a one-year old baby with me. They said the hike takes at least 3 hours, so I said no, I definitely wouldn't go.

Dirk wanted to go with them, though. Since my husband promised to take care of our little boy, I gave my consent. That night, I packed his clothes with all these items included:

Cap;
Sunglasses;
Sweater;
A pair of pyjamas;
Blanket;
Towel;
Green Cross Insect Repellent Lotion;
Sunscreen;
Hygiene Kit;
Kiddilets - Chewable Paracetamol Tablets;
Biscuits and Water; and
Crayons and Coloring Book.

At the base of the mountain.

Rice farming at the base of the mountain.

Morning view from the camping site.

Husband says this particular trail is steep. Dirk was scared he'd roll downwards and preferred being carried on his back.

Picture muna bago bumaba. :)

Ang higpit kumapit. Hahaha.
They stayed in these little tents.
They drove to Gapan after lunch to meetup with Rev.Fr. and 4 other hikers. They reached Arayat by 2PM and hiked for 3 hours before setting up a camping site. My husband said Dirk kept on complaining halfway through the trail, so he had to carry him piggyback the rest of the way. I think he did just great. I'm sure if I went with them I'd require frequent rests along the way, too!

He had a lot of stories to tell when he came home Saturday afternoon but was so spent he slept until dinner. His eyes were shining whenever he tells me that he saw beautiful birds, monkeys and other animals in the mountain. He wanted to test the water and swim at a mineral spring they passed by, but he said his Daddy did not allow him to. "Sayang", he said, "I wish we stayed longer."

I'm glad my son was able to experience a taste of nature with the big boys. He'll be bragging about this trip to his classmates, for sure.

One Word 2014: ROAR


I think my 2013 was good enough, but you know... I mean, really, is this all I got? Is that all I can achieve? Is that all I can accomplish?

My overall performance was lackluster. Amateurish. Unremarkable. I need a change. I need motivation. I need improvement. I can do more. And I choose one word to keep myself on track and motivated this 2014: ROAR.

Yeah, I got it from the Katy Perry hit song of the same title which inspire hundreds of people to speak up, stand up, and bring out the best in themselves.

"Hear me ROAR!"

And yeah, it is also with reference to the Great House of Lannister's official motto, you fellow Game of Thrones fanatic. The Lannisters are smart and strategic people. Exactly how I intend to be. If I want to reach my goals and aspirations, I have to think smart and plot my actions strategically.

This is how I want to live my 2014. I will ROAR, not with anger, not with defiance, but with happiness to impart to other people. I will ROAR with my family, friends, colleagues and God.

My name is Lexi and you will hear me ROAR.

2013: The Year That Was



Okay. Last year was good enough. But somehow, something tells me that this year, I CAN DO BETTER. To sum up my 2013:

Finance

To give you a background of my financial situation, I accumulated huge debt when my late father was battling stomach cancer in January to October 2011. Being the eldest, and basically because I earn more than my brothers did at that time, I provided for my father's hospitalization, chemotherapy and other expenses as much as I can.

I borrowed money from family and friends, and my employer. My father lost his battle, heaven gained an angel, and by the end of 2011 my Mother and I were buried in debt up to our nose. My Father was a great husband and father and we did everything we can to save him until the end. No regrets.

I spent the next couple of years, 2012 and 2013, growing my cash flow, saving for loan repayment and acquiring assets. I worked really hard. And by the end of 2013, I was able to acquire a couple of agricultural lots for farming rice and onions and reduce our debt by 70%. The remaining debts I intend to pay for within the first quarter of 2014.

Work

I've always enjoyed being a WAHM. But 2013 was the year when I finally realized how grateful I am for being one. I was able to breastfeed my daughter directly and on demand and attend to everything she needs all the time. My son started going to pre-school and I can afford to guide him through each lessons and attend PTA meetings even, at times. I have a flexi-sched and I am loving it.

I don't feel like I've given my best in every task and deliverable, though. I practically wanted to finish everything up, quickly, so I can do more. I no longer have the luxury of time to do things more meticulously because I now have two kids to take care of. I feel like my quality of work have declined. My employer says nothing of the sort, I don't feel like he sensed any difference, but I KNOW that I am capable of better output.

Family

Kids-wise, I am contented and happy that I was there for them always. I was there with them during important dates, events and milestones. I really couldn't ask for more.

Marriage-wise, 2013 has been a roller-coaster ride for us. We do not like the idea of hiring other people to take care of our children, so husband and I made an obvious choice. I make more money than he did, so we mutually agreed that I continue working and he takes care of the kids and the household. We believe that taking care of children are the parents' responsibility. So yes, he is officially a full-time househusband now. He may not be too proud about it but as a partner, I am very proud of my husband. With his sacrifice, we are able to prioritize what's really important and what really matters - our KIDS.

How was your 2013? Care to share in the comments?

Cheers!

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! How did you spend the first day of the year? Well, I chose to declutter our closets and cabinets, clean the house and organize files in my computer.

I sorted out the kids' clothes, put the ones that doesn't fit them anymore into paper bags which I delivered to my Mom's later in the afternoon. I separated clothes that needs fixing, too. I was surprised to discover that we're missing a lot of buttons, haha. There were 16 clothes with incomplete buttons, 3 pants that need new zippers. Sigh. There's a lot to mend and repair.

I cleaned the house, every corner of it. Re-arranged the furniture, changed the bedding, etcetera, etcetera. This task took all my energy, at the end of the day I feel aches and pains in my back.

And lastly, I deleted files I don't need anymore from my hard drive. I seriously need to free up some space so I can get my laptop working like new without reformatting it again. There were many files that I couldn't bear to delete, so I uploaded them to my Google Drive before deleting them from my computer.

My day was very tiring, so husband and I decided to spend the night and eventually have a good night's rest at my Mom's place.

The thing is, I brought my laptop with me. I woke up at 11PM, couldn't sleep, so I started to make a list of all the things I want to accomplish this 2014. A To-Do List. A bucket list of sorts. And I intend to do every single one of them so good luck to me!

I hope you all had a safe New Year. Cheers!