Noise Canceling Headphones

My old headset is about seven years old now. It is still partially functional but is falling apart. When I was in the Philippines, my hubby decided to buy me a new set of headphones. He felt pity for me and was frustrated at the same time when they kept falling off his head when he was chatting with me online from half way around the world. Even though the new ones are not bose quietcomfort 3 acoustic noise canceling headphones, they look like it to me. They look much better than my old set and also have a much clearer sound. It has been almost six months before I started using the new headphones that my hubby bought me because I thought the old ones were still OK. I just took them out of the box a few hours ago to hook up to my new laptop. Along with the new headphones, my hubby also bought me a new webcam

Home Lighting


Millennium Lightings Chandelier Offered in Burnished Gold finish, Item Number 1715-BG ChandelierThe house that we live in now is the one that my hubby bought in 1998 before we got married. The decorating theme is what most referred to as rustic. We live in a rural area amongst the woods and lakes and the decor fits in with the surrounding area. It is not my favorite type of decoration but it is OK with me for the time being. The house was a real fixer upper type when he bought it and he has done a lot to upgrade it and we are still in the process of remodeling. Since moving in here, he built a new garage with large workshop, re-shingled the roof and quite a few other basic upgrades but we still have a way to go before we are finished.

We have recently been thinking seriously about buying or building a new house in the Philippines and then living there during the winter half of the year and coming back here in Minnesota when the weather is nice. I hope we decide to build our own house there because I would really like to decorate the way I want. I would like to have all contemporary lighting fixtures and maybe some mini chandeliers where appropriate. I think that kind of style would be elegant and classic for the type of home that I would like to have back in my home country.

Trombone Stands

If you own a trombone, you definitely also need a trombone stand to go with it. That is part of putting your musical instrument properly when it is not in use. There are a variety of stands that you can choose from at the Guitar Center that fits your liking, needs or budget. The Hercules DS520B Trombone Stand is designed to support trombones more securely than any other stand.

Musician’s Friend Platinum Card

My hubby and I usually make our credit card payments online. The electronic payments make it easier to help us pay the bills on time and take our worry away from forgetting. The auto pay especially is such a big help to someone like us that has quite a few credit card accounts. Even though we have set all of our monthly payments automatically, last month we forgot to set it up back and got charged $28 for only two days late. My hubby cancelled the auto-pay to avoid getting double charged just like what happened to us last year.

I don’t want that to happen again so I see to it to check all of our credit cards auto pay closely. We are taking advantage of the 0% APR offers and would like to save money as much as we can instead of getting wack. I did not know how I missed it but I was so disappointed to myself at the time. Even though it was just $28, it was a big deal for me. I don’t want the banks to make more money because they have a lot already.  Anyhow, are you planning on buying a musical instrument soon?  Check out the musicians friend card. They have special financing so all you musicians out there, it is time to take advantage of the offer.

The Basics of Weighted Blankets and Pads

Weighted blankets or weighted lap pads are an option if you’re looking for a way to calm down someone who is dealing with fear, anxiety or having trouble sleeping. These weighted tools have a positive effective on children, teens and adult with disorders like autism, ADD/ADHD and anxiety. Some people sleep with them all night. Others use it for a set amount of time just to calm down before sleeping. Lap pads are a more mobile weighted blanket option. Whatever the choice, the purpose is to leave the user feeling calm and grounded.

So, how does it work? Weighted blankets add beads or pellets inside the blankets to increase the weight of the blanket. The increased pressure mimics the feel of a touch or a hug. Think of it like the comfort a baby gets from being tightly and warmly swaddled in a blanket. This manufactured “hug” can cause a mood-changing chemical in the brain to be released, calming the person down. Weighted blankets autism are used for the soothing effects. People use them during an anxiety attack or nerves. They can also be used before the attack comes around by keeping the calming tool nearby and making regular use of it.

How much weight is healthy though? Remember that weighted blankets are used for comfort. The user is going to feel trapped or smothered if you get something too heavy. Find a weighted blanket that’s 10% of their body weight plus one pound. That’ll give the user just enough weight to experience the positive effects of a weighted blanket without leaving them feeling trapped. Also, do not wrap a person into the blanket or place a pad on their head. The weight being added in that way is often unwelcome.

So you can rely on a lap pad to stay calm anywhere. You can go for the full-blanket option for home use too. The important part is to find the right weight, avoid wrapping adults or children up in confining material, and don’t force the weighted blanket on anyone. By willingly trying it, a number of people in need can discover the soothing results of a weighted blanket or pad.

Eat Right: What Your Dentist Wants You to Know

The things you eat and drink obviously plays a major role in how healthy your teeth are. However, most people don’t think food is really quite as important as it is when it comes to maintaining healthy teeth.

The fact is that there are foods out there that can do damage to your teeth right away, as well as some that can actually help you achieve a healthier mouth. Who wouldn’t want to have healthier teeth just by eating something tasty?

What you drink also plays a major role when it comes to your oral health. Use these tips that a Brooklyn NY dentist would certainly approve of the next time you chow down.

No More Candy

Everybody loves a sweet treat from time to time, but one of the absolute worst things for your teeth is hard candy. That’s because most people suck on it for a while and they take a big chomp of the last bite!

That little bit of candy, especially if you eat it regularly, can really do some damage to your teeth. If you must put hard candy in your mouth, let it dissolve naturally without biting down on it.

Limit Starchy Foods

Sweet treats like cookies and pastries, as well as foods like bread and crackers, can get stuck between your teeth very easily. That’s because the starches are going to break down and form something that feels a bit like a paste in your mouth.

To combat starchy foods and the damage they can do to your teeth, eat them with something like a slice of cheese or a bit of apple. These will help keep the starches from sticking in your mouth and actually starting the fermentation process in your teeth!

You should also drink water and rinse your mouth if you can’t get to some dental floss and a toothbrush shortly after eating starchy foods.

Be Acid-Free

Not many of us are going to give up coffee, tea or cola beverages entirely. Most people simply need the caffeine and enjoy their cup of coffee a little too much.

However, you can reduce the damage acidic drinks do to your teeth by always drinking water with them. Take a sip of your coffee and follow it with a little bit of water.

You’ll stay hydrated and that acidic brew won’t stick on your teeth.

How Can I Lose Weight In A Safe, Healthy Way?

Bay Surgical SpecialistsIn today’s world, obesity is an epidemic. In fact, 1/3 of the American population is obese. Another 1/3 is overweight, meaning that the battle of the bulge is a serious issue. If you’ve decided that you’re ready to take weight loss seriously and pursue the shedding of excess pounds, it’s time to access strategies and systems that will help you attain success. Here are just three of many strategies you can use to lose weight in a safe, healthy way:

1. Invest In Weight Loss Surgery.

One great way to shed excess pounds is by investing in weight loss surgery. Companies like Bay Surgical Weight Loss provide people with these surgeries to help optimize and accelerate the journey towards a slimmer, healthier body. To find the ideal weight loss surgery St. Petersburg company, make sure that the company you select possesses all of the following attributes:

-a stellar Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating
-top notch online reviews
-industry experience (at least a decade)
-a high success rate

2. Juice.

Another great strategy you should consider implementing to help optimize your weight loss journey is the use of juice. Juicing is a wonderful way to get in the wide range of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that the body needs to function properly. Once this happens, you’ll likely find that your metabolic function increases, meaning that your body’s ability to burn calories will increase substantively. There are hundreds of juice recipes available to you via Internet so you should be able to find at least five to ten that you really enjoy. It’s a good idea to drink at least one of these juices a day to really accelerate your weight loss process.

3. Implement A Comprehensive Workout Program.

The final strategy you’ll want to implement to facilitate weight loss is the implementation of a comprehensive workout program. This program will consist of three key components:

-cardiovascular activity
-weight lifting

When completed in conjunction and on a regular basis, this workout program will promote a faster metabolism, more muscle mass, and a decrease in body fat.


If you want to lose weight in a safe and healthy manner, know that doing so is entirely possible. To get the process going right now, consider the value of investing in weight loss surgery, juicing, and implementing a comprehensive workout program!