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Home Improvements During the Pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

When the pandemic started, most of us have a 360-degree turn of our lives. 

My work implemented a rotation schedule for us when the pandemic took it turns to worse just so there's not a lot of people in the office and that we are complying with the social distancing protocol. I started working for two days and then two days off. With all that free time, my husband and I started a home project. We repainted the house and bought new furniture. It was a total make-over. But no, we did not overspend or splurge. We bought what we can afford and somethings I repurposed and was used for something else.

The first thing we worked on was our kitchen. We used to have a lot of plates, utensils, bowls, mugs, and water bottles that we don't really use, so I started boxing them and put them away. We are only two at home and rarely got visitors, so all of those are mostly clutter in our kitchen. We got a cheap set of plates and bowls from Walmart with a color that eventually started the theme of our house.

Mainstay Amelia Topaz Dinnerware Set

Here's a look of our kitchen:

Our next project was then the dining area. We found the cheapest but comfortable dining set from Wayfair, and since the brown color doesn't really match our home aesthetics, we bought some chair Covers are from Amazon. The giant wall frame was given to us by a friend.

The living room was the next one we did, and it took us a while to finish putting everything together. The sofa set was also from Wayfair. The coffee table was something we got from Facebook Market for super cheap, and the TV stand was from a local thrift store in our area. This living room update is definitely our favorite part of our home project! 

The last part of the house that we had a significant update was the master's bedroom. The bed was, of course, from Wayfair too.😆

We did some minor updates on our bathrooms, but that would be for some other time for us to share because we are still in the process of repainting it. We are also still working on my husband's "man cave," a.k.a gaming room; when it's finished, we are going to share it with you too! As for my playroom, I updated it a couple of times already, and most of the furniture I have there was some old furniture from our bedroom and living room that I chose to repurpose instead of just throwing them away. I will do a separate post about it since I've got so many things to share from there! But here's a glimpse of my vanity area:

We are happy with how things turned out. I believed that even if you are renting, you can still make the best out of your home. But I am looking forward to that day that we'll be able to own our house that we can call forever home. I always wanted to move somewhere else. Maybe not on another state, because I love Florida!😂 I guess, just somewhere new.

I've heard a lot of good things about Jacksonville. And if ever you are in the market for a new house yourself, you can count on Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, Erin E. King MBA. Erin was recognized as Best of Zillow Realtor. He specializes in Jacksonville's historic homes like the homes for sale in Ortega

Erin King is also a Ramsey Endorsed local real estate provider in Jacksonville. A Ramsey endorsed local provider is a 3rd party affiliation that he has, and he's really proud of it! With his combined expertise and experience in buying and selling, you are in good hands and can definitely find your historic dream house in the Jacksonville area. 

His website is also easy to navigate, and there are quite several beautiful homes for sale in Ortega. I particularly like this one:

My husband and I always dreamed of a house far from neighbors and with a big extra lot where we can have our fur baby, Luke, run around and play. 

You can check out more houses from the website and if you find what you are looking for, make sure to give Erin a call.

Hopefully, someday, we can have our own little house, may it be here in Florida or back home in the Philippines. For now, we are grateful that we are living in a charming and affordable townhouse that we can decorate on our liking. 

What about you? Are you planning on buying a new home anytime soon? Or were you able to do some home projects or improvements during the pandemic? I'd love to hear from you!

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VITCHELO FT49 Smartwatch - Health Features and more

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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I enjoy being a product reviewer especially when I get to test great products from different brands. Today, I am sharing a closer look of Vitchello's FT49 Smartwatch I received complimentary for testing and reviewing purposes.

I am glad I was chosen to review this Smartwatch from Vitchelo since it has far greater features than that of my existing one.

It comes with a pretty box and inside is the smartwatch itself, the clip-on charger and the manual instructions.

The smartwatch has to be charged for 2 hours prior use. Then, you can long-press it to turn it on when it is fully charged. Now, to be fully functional, you have to download the application called Wearfit from Google Playstore.

The App was easy to set up, just connect it to the health band via Bluetooth and populate the user info and it's all set.

Main Features: 

1. Heart Rate Monitoring - You have two options for monitoring your heart rate - single measure by one-time test and a real-time test. You can either do it inside the Wearfit app or simply go to the heart rate mode/screen of the smartwatch and it will automatically read your heart rate.

2. Blood Pressure Monitoring - Like the Heart Rate Monitoring, you can manually monitor your BP in the Wearfit App or simply put the smartwatch in BP mode/screen while wearing it and it will automatically measure your current blood pressure.

3. Calorie Counter - this is being calculated based on the number of steps and the distance you walked.

4. Step Counter - this feature accurately counts the number of steps you made.

5. Sleep Quality and Duration Monitoring - this feature monitors your sleep progress and analyze your deep sleep and light sleep hours.

With its accurate health monitoring, starting to live a healthy lifestyle is made convenient by this Vitchelo Fitness Activity Tracker.

It can also do the usual things as follows:

1. Show the time and date -  the time and date format are sync with your phone settings.

2. Serves as a timer.

Additionally, it can also serve as an oximeter that measures blood oxygen level and fatigue limits to avoid exhaustion.

You can also set up wellness reminders such as follows:

1. Sedentary alerts
2. Stress level reports
3. Fatigue level reports
4. Oximetry

Furthermore, you can sync your Vitchelo Activity Tracker to your smartphones and get notified of alarms, reminders, SMS, and calls as they come.

I think this smartwatch/fitness activity tracker has everything you'll ever need. The battery life is decent and can last for a week. Its stylish design is perfect for every style. However, it should have been better if it has the ability to change the strap for more stylish options.

Other than that, this smartwatch is very useful for those with an active lifestyle and conscious of their daily health.

This will be a great gift for your loved ones and for yourself as well! Check it out here.

See my unboxing and setting-up video below:

You can also visit my Youtube Channel here.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary by Vitchelo for testing and reviewing purposes. This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.

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My First Sample Source Box

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I always love the idea "try before you buy" and this was exactly the purpose of SampleSource -  another platform that sends their members' free samples of makeup, beauty care, household cleaning, even food, and snacks so they can try it and make smart shopping decisions. I recently join and got my first box of samples last month. What's inside? Read on.

After registering to SampleSource and completing your profile, you will be eligible to choose samples you would like to try that match your profile, and these samples are usually available during Spring, Summer, and Fall. They will email you once samples are available and you need to act fast since samples are only available while supplies last!

I was fortunate enough to pick 6 samples to try, and these are the following:
  • Method Laundry Detergent
  • RepHresh Vaginal Gel
  • Trojan Lubricant
  • Beyond Cereal Protein Bar
  • Clairol Root Touch-Up Hair Color - Coupon
  • Breathe Right Nasal Strip

I loved everything inside the box and was excited to try them all when I received them. I already used the products from this samplesource box except for the Trojan Lubricants. So here are my honest opinions about each of these items.

1. Method Laundry Detergent in Ginger Mango Scent

I never heard of this brand before, and this was the first time I saw a detergent in a recyclable 240 ml bottle that looks like more of a feminine wash or a hand soap. But I was impressed by how this detergent works from its smell to its cleaning power! This brand offers a variety of scent, and I was able to try the Ginger Mango one. The combined smell of ginger and ripe mango created a clean, mild and sweet scent that smells great! With its naturally derived ingredients and without the harsh chemicals from other detergents, you'll be amazed at how it works tough on the dirt of your clothes.  I would highly recommend this product to those who are planning to go all natural not only with foods but also with detergents.

2. RepHresh Vaginal Gel

Everyone has their first on everything, right? Yep, it was my first to try this RepHresh Vaginal Gel. I felt uncomfortable when I first saw this and thought it might be complicated to use. But this product came with an instruction sheet, and I found out that it was not really that hard to use. It's also safe to use as it has been clinically tested and does not contain any fragrances, colors, deodorizers, or drugs fo any kind. It was also not messy to use and can be used anytime though it is not recommended during your period. This gel claims to maintain healthy vaginal pH that in turn can help reduce the risk of vaginal issues. It also claims to eliminate vaginal odor and relieves feminine discomfort. As far as I can tell, it was a good first-time experience for me and might consider using one of this again.

3. Trojan Lubricant - Chain Reaction

Unfortunately, I can't say more about this product as I haven't used it yet. So, I will just quote what it says on the packaging: "Sensations keeps changing for non-stop thrills." For more information about this product and other reviews, you can visit Trojan Lubricants website.

4. Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bar - Cinnamon Roll Flavor

I won't deny it, this cinnamon roll protein bar was the first thing I grabbed from my samplesource box, and it was gone in an instant! I always love the cinnamon smell and the sweetness of its taste and Quest perfectly incorporated all the goodness of a cinnamon roll in this cereal protein bar. Although it tastes like a treat and a dessert, it has all the protein you need, and it has a decent nutritional profile for health-conscious people's preference. This is also the first Quest product that uses Allulose, a revolutionary sweetener found in nature that offers all the taste and texture of traditional sugar, but with only 1/10th of the calories! With this protein bar, you can eat a sweet without guilt. :)

5.  Clairol Root Touch-Up Hair Color (Coupon)

This was one of the products I was excited about. I love hair color and regularly use them since I often grow gray hairs. This coupon just came right in time as my gray hairs are coming out from the roots. I immediately claimed and used it.

I chose the Clairol Root Touch-Up in Burgundy color since it's the last hair color I applied to my hair. The box comes with an applicator brush, permanent color creme, color activating lotion, a small mixing bowl, and an instruction sheet. 

Preparation wise, it's the same as other hair colorants. It has a strong chemical smell which I dislike. The color matches my current hair color which was excellent, and the results are significantly delivered. The color lasted for about a month.

6. Breathe Right Nasal Strip - 2 strips

These nasal strips were perfect for my husband since he has nasal congestion and nasal snoring at night. I can say that it's effective since it reduces his snoring and it relieves his nighttime nasal congestion. And it's good to know that it's drug-free. We can now both sleep better.😀😁

Overall, I love all the samples I received from this box. But the things I will for sure buy upon trying are the Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bar, Method Laundry Detergent and the Breathe Right Nasal Strips for my husband.

That's about my first SampleSource box, and I am now looking forward to receiving the next sample box coming this Summer!

Have you received this box too? What is your favorite product? Share it in the comment below! 

Not a member yet? You can register here:

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Review: JASTEK Multi USB Cable

Can't get enough with charging multiple devices at home or on the go? Jastek Multi USB Cable will save your day! Check out this fantastic product!

This Multi USB cable might have all you need for charging different devices and gadgets you have at home. It is a  4-in-1 Multifunction Charger cable with the following:

  •  1 USB C cable for latest Macbook, Pixel C, Nexus 5X/6P, Nokia N1 Tablet, Lumia 950/950 XL, ZTE Max Pro, and other devices with Type C connector.
  • Micro USB for most Android phones & Tablets, Bluetooth headset, External batteries, power banks and more.

  • 2 Lightning for Apple iPhones 5/6/7 series, iPad 4 Retina, iPad Air/Mini

  • USB Connector that you can plug into your computer or an available charger head.

The cable has more than enough length of 3.3 ft (1m or 39.4 in) that is made of Nylon braided protective layer and Aluminum alloy connector which made it super sturdy, durable and long lasting.

It's convenient to use and is always ready on the go! You don't have to carry multiple cables in the car or in your office.  And as a plus, it looks stylish with its metallic color and braided design.

But of course, every product can't be perfect right? Two minor downsides of this USB Cable are the lack of the ability to sync your data or transfer it and slower charging when you have multiple devices at the same time.

But overall, I can still say that this USB cable is a great buy, plus, did I already told you that it comes as a 2-pack for a great value price?! Yes, at an affordable price, you will have 2 sets of this great USB cable so you can share it with your family members too. A great by indeed! 😉

Want one? You can buy it here:

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Review: INNX 2 inch Ultra Soft Mattress Topper

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Can't get a comfortable sleep with your hard mattress? Maybe it's time to buy a new one or just simply add a soft mattress topper to solve your problem! I found this perfect mattress topper that best fit my needs and helped me sleep well in some way. Check it out and it might be the thing you are also looking for!

Product Details:

  • 57.9"W x 78"L, QUEEN SIZE mattress topper with 2" ultra soft memory foam
  • 12.8 pounds
  • Air Ventilation Designs
  • Removable Mattress Topper Cover

I was so happy to be able to try this mattress topper at a heavy promotional discount in exchange for testing and review purposes. I had trouble sleeping at night and one of the reasons was because my bed mattress was hard and the bed sheet kept on slipping because of the plastic of the mattress. 

When this mattress topper arrived, it came in a big box! It was rolled over in a plastic that came with an instruction sheet. I followed the instruction sheet carefully. I bring the mattress topper out of the plastic, lay it flat on the floor and waited for the maximum 48 hours for the mattress topper to fully rise.

I asked my husband to help me put it on our bed because the mattress was big and heavy for me. Since we do not have an exact Queen size bed, the mattress topper came out a little smaller but just fine to cover the entire side of my bed (My husband side was where if fell short, but he didn't mind). 😀😁😁

I love how soft this mattress topper was! It was so comfortable and it did help me sleep more soundly at night. And since it has air ventilation designs, it won't get as much as hot since the holes in the memory foam will let the air get through more easily and feel cooler during sleep. You can also remove the cover to wash it when the time comes.

You can check this product out and buy yourself one here:

##innx #memoryfoammattresstopper #mattresstopper

Does your mattress topper soft like this one? Tell me your thought about this product below!

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Review: iMustech Car Mount

Monday, May 1, 2017

Photo courtesy of iMustech at

Tired of holding your phone while navigating the GPS? Sick of trying to choose your music while driving and holding your phone on the other hand? Now you can relax by using this car mount by iMustech!

My husband and I have no sense of direction at times, so we are pretty much dependable with our phones' GPS. Most of the time, I will hold the cell phone while trying to show him the GPS. Yes, at times, it is really tiring! I bought us a cheap car mount before that can be attached to the wheel. However, that did not work.

Then, I came upon this Car mount being sold by iMustech on Amazon. After reading the specs and some reviews, I decided to buy it. Since I am an Amazon Prime member, the delivery was fast!

 It came in a decent box and 2 tools that you have to connect and attach to the air vent of the car.

Installing it to the car was relatively easy. It is very well designed with a swivel ball for full360-degreee rotation and a flexible arm for vertical adjustment that make it very easy to find optimal viewing. Since it's medium size and light weight, this phone holder ensures no burden to the car air vent and gives easy to access to the buttons, charging port and headphone port.

Photo courtesy of iMustech on
The reliable adjustability was one of the key features of this air vent phone holder. The anti-slip rubber of this car mount air vent holder can hold length from 4.55 inch to 6.6 inch and width from 1.73-1.97 inch, perfect for my phone and my husbands' as well. It is compatible with most models of Cell Phones, GPS, Smartphones and other handheld devices.

This phone mount was perfect for our needs and made our travel easier. 

Sorry for the dusty car of my hubby.
You can get this #iMustech car mount here:

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