Feb 23, 2013
Sound sleep is vital for every person. If you fail to get adequate sleep, you will end up irritable and tired, and eventually sick. In fact, our body cannot live or function without sleep. Therefore, it’s crucial to have the most comfortable bedding. Many studies have shown that organic is the best choice. There are numerous benefits of organic bedding.
Bed linens can be made using various types of materials ranging from stain to cotton, or even flannel or wool. However, the best choices are the fabrics made using natural materials as opposed to synthetic ones. ShopNineSpace.com offers wide range of organic cotton sheets to suit varied tastes.
When you use bed sheets made using organic cotton, it will be more luxurious and beautiful. The biggest benefit will be much better quality of sleep that you receive. Bedding made using organic cotton is never exposed to chemical dye products or harmful pesticides. You will also save yourself from harmful flame retardants that can be harmful to your respiratory track and immune system. When you’ll rest better, you’ll get sick less often.
Use of organic cotton bedding is also a best choice for people who have sensitive skin. Most of the people who use usual cotton bed sheets find that their skin is broken or get irritated due to residual pesticide particles that are hidden deep in the cotton fibers of the bed sheets. All those whit sensitive skin, can also suffer from itching, hives and allergic reactions. If you want to buy organic cotton throws, please click here for more information.
Doctors usually recommend that patients with asthma should switch to organic linens to ensure that their breathing difficulties remain under control. For asthma patients, just one bad night means days, or even months of asthma attacks. Therefore, prevention is key and using best organic bedding is the good idea to get started with your prevention methods.
All those who have never been diagnosed with allergies or asthma, can also be sensitive to chemical based fragrances. Most of the normal cotton bed sheets use some kind of chemical fragrances during their manufacturing process. That’s why it’s much safer to use organic options. Nothing can be worse than seeing your eyes itching or swelling all over just because you were using the wrong bedding.
Guest post by Thuy Vy
Feb 26, 2011
The first time I heard about jute rugs my interest immediately shifted to it rather than the conventional floor carpets. For one, it is eco-friendly as jute does not need any pesticides or fertilizers to grow. This natural fiber is strong and under the hands of expert artisans it can be made into beautifully-handcrafted jute rugs which can be used in any area in the house. It could be a good accent in any room.
Another environment-friendly material is bamboo. It’s good to know that it has several uses. I used to watch my grandfather make chairs made of bamboo. I also remember him making a rake and even a crib made of bamboo. Interestingly, there are bamboo rugs available in the market now. These bamboo rugs make very nice area rugs. There is an online store for bamboo rugs and mats where you can check out the details and the different looks of these rugs and mats. You can check this online bamboo rugs and mats store. Do visit and you might just be tempted to beautify your home and at the same time comforted by the thought that you have gone green while doing so.
Feb 20, 2011
My personal preference for tables is made of wood, particularly red wood. I just love it. But aside from the aesthetics, I would love for it to be functional, too. I have two boys so they better be functional and sturdy. I love browsing the Accent Tables Boutique.com for these very types of tables. I have a sister-in-law who proudly shows off her center table because it had been handed down to her from her grandmother. That’s nice, I thought. I would love my kids to have the same pride when we hand down a good piece of furniture to them, too.
This elegant piece of cocktail table has intricate details and will be a good conversation piece with visitors. I am raring to sit down and design our place. The place is ready. It is just a question of when are we ready to go back to our home country:-).
In the meantime, I love checking household pieces as a way of preparing for the inevitable.
Feb 19, 2011
Time management with two boys with two different needs is not an easy thing to do. When I have set the time for eating for my Little Dynamo, my Baby Dynamo may be all over the place wanting and demanding for my attention to read books. When it is time to go to sleep, my Baby Dynamo may contentedly settle to feed while my Little Dynamo still has energy left to jump on the bed. Indeed, I am constantly watching out for the perfect timing for my boys.
But I have to start from somewhere and put my foot down on our schedule. Mealtime is a good start. A good kitchen wall clock might do the trick. As with Little Dynamo’s study time when he was younger, I used to excitedly point to the clock to indicate that it was time for us to do something. I could do the same now for these two active boys to make them understand that we have to stick to our scheduled meal time.
My cousin’s forthcoming wedding is a perfect time for us to check on wedding gifts, too. I think the couple will not be disappointed if we decide on a classy wall clock for them. Come to think of it, that’s a very good idea!
Feb 16, 2011
Very soon, I will be busy on the interior design of the condominium we recently bought. I am excited about it!
Curtains, tables, wood and furniture choices could make the house contemporary or classic. But lights create the ambiance. And this is where I am excited to focus my attention on. I am so glad to have found a website I could choose several kinds of lamps from.
I would love to have a floor lamp in my living room. As I honestly haven’t gone down into the details of the design of our condominium, I am yet to decide on the design of the lamp. The 1001 Floor Lamps.com offers impressive designs which would complement whether I decide on the modern and contemporary or the traditional and vintage.
I think a table lamp in our bedroom will be both aesthetic and functional. I have checked into 1001 Table Lamps.com and I have noted a number of choices. It’s actually a delight to start with all these ideas in my head. What makes it more delightful, of course, is that this condominium is one of the major purchases my husband and I have made as a couple.
May 31, 2010
Do you just throw away your flowers as soon as you see them wilting away?
I’m quite sentimental so I don’t. Of the few bouquets I received I usually allow them to dry up. In fact, the best way to preserve the flowers is to hang them upside down. When the flowers have completely dried up, that’s when you can put them into display wherever you want. The form is majestically preserved.
The last basket of flowers I received from my husband here in Seoul was during my birthday last year. That was August. He was in the US that time and he simply ordered the flowers online to be delivered on my birthday. I left it on the table when I left for the Philippines. Hubby never bothered to throw the basket away – probably knowing I intended for it to be preserved. When I came back here last April, the basket of roses elegantly forms part of the table decor. Lovely.
Looking back, this basket of flowers silently stood on its own little corner during major events in our family life: Little Dynamo’s surgery, Baby Dynamo’s birth and our return back here in Seoul not just as a family of three but already an expat family of four.
May 29, 2010
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May 19, 2010
When you become a mommy in Korea, you don’t expect any helper around unless you’re financially blessed. Lucky are those who live with their in-laws (in terms of having free baby-sitters). But in so far as looking into the lives of ordinary Korean moms (whose circle I am happily friends with), these “ajummas” have to contend with their resourcefulness so they could get things done. And so… baby slings, carriers and/or Korean blanket carriers become every ajumma’s best friend.
They work wonders in terms of working around the house is concerned. You can vacuum the floor, cook, wash the dishes… all these and more while soothing your baby or putting your baby to sleep. I have only used the above sling twice or thrice (only when I was left with no other choice) while doing household work as I prefer to do things while my baby is sleeping in the crib – other times Baby Dynamo entertains himself in the play mat or the high chair. But I have seen my friends moving around the house with grace even with baby bundles on their chest or on their backs. The independence and self-reliance are amazing, actually.
On one of those rare times I used my baby sling to work around the house, Baby Dynamo had to cry for milk. I just can’t stop working when I suddenly felt like a genius – I allowed Baby Dynamo to feed from me while I was moving around the house. He slept in the sling while feeding from me. Then it was time to pick up Little Dynamo from the playroom. No way I had to disturb my baby to change my clothes… didn’t have the heart to. Bingo! I remember the knit poncho I bought from Baguio.
So, the baby sling made Baby Dynamo cling snugly to me and the knit poncho covered me decently -and in style -while I went down to pick up my Little Dynamo. Who would have known my sleeping baby was still feeding on me while I was walking around? Clever, huh! Who can beat a woman and a mother’s resourcefulness?
May 8, 2010
Do you check all the pockets each time you do the laundry? I would have said yes thinking that I am one very thorough person. But hubby got victimized by my “thoroughness”.
I had been eyeing hubby’s white jacket so I could put it in the laundry but he would tell me it’s not yet time for washing. Got my chance last night, I thought with a grin. And so… together with the other white clothes, I left it to the mercy of the washing machine for 1 hour and 47 minutes. Off to bed I went and I got to hang the clothes in the morning. The jacket stayed in the washing machine for almost 7 hours… and so did hubby’s iPod. (TOINK!)
Apr 26, 2010
Hubby brings English newspaper at home. Sometimes I browse it, most of the time I don’t. It goes to the garbage. Not anymore! Recycling the newspaper and using it as a cleaning aid is one of the many things I learned during my last looong vacation in the Philippines.
Crumpled newspapers are good for cleaning mirrors and glass doors. They are immaculately spotless after you spray a small amount of water and wipe them with the crumpled newspaper. Better than using a cloth. Try it!
Have you seen a small rolling cleaner? The one with the sticky paper rolled into it? When you roll it on your floor, you get all the falling hairs around. That’s heaven-sent for me now that I have a 4-month old baby. It doesn’t create any noise, it’s convenient and practical when the baby is sleeping. In fact, it comes handy even when I play with my infant in the playmat. Even my 3-year old Little Dynamo “cleans” the floor using the roller cleaner. Refills are available even in the small neighborhood grocery stores.
That’s it for now. If you have some household tips you can share, I would also appreciate reading about them. After all, I may be stuck without a helper these days.