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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How to Pack for Pregnant Travel: 5 Suggestions

There’s no doubt you deserve a well-earned break before your little one arrives. However, with plenty of extra things to consider, pregnancy has the potential to turn packing into a minefield. Take the stress out of it with our suggestions and you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing trip.

(Remember: travel is normally prohibited after 36 weeks, sooner if there have been any complications or if you’re expecting more than one baby.)


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1. Prepare your travel documents
Pregnancy means you’ll need extra documents as well as your passport and ticket — get them ready in advance to avoid any last-minute panic.
Doctor’s letter
Most airlines require a doctor’s letter clearing you to travel from 28 weeks of pregnancy onwards, although the number can vary so do check with your provider. It can be worth having a letter no matter how far along you are, particularly if you are obviously pregnant, since plane staff have the authority to stop you from boarding if they suspect you might pose a risk to the flight.
Travel insurance details
The cost of medical care abroad can be sky-high, so comprehensive travel insurance is a must. Make sure your policy covers pregnancy-related medical care and premature birth, or you could be hit with a large, unexpected bill.
Maternity notes
Your maternity notes contain vital information about your pregnancy — they’ll save time (and could potentially save you) if there’s an emergency and the staff on the plane need to figure out the best way to treat you.

Don’t forget: Your passport needs to have at least six months’ validity on it after you leave your destination, regardless of your condition, so be sure to check.


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2. Choose a suitcase that’s easy to wheel about
The last thing you want is extra backache, so take a suitcase with 360-degree wheels on all four corners of the base — this will give you the most flexibility and control, and will be easy to pull along. Ask your travel companion or the airline staff to life any hand luggage into the overhead bins.

3. Pack a travel pillow
Many people pack a travel pillow anyway, but you’ll find travelling even more tiring during pregnancy and having somewhere comfy to rest your head will help, preventing neck ache and increasing your chance of getting a good sleep. You can also use the pillow if your flight is delayed or if you have time to kill before boarding.

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4. Think comfy and practical
What clothes you pack will depend on the weather at your destination, but wherever you’re going, you’ll be grateful for stretchy garments like leggings or trousers with an elasticated/maternity waist, loose-fitting tops and dresses, and a cozy jumper or coat in case you get cold.

Flat shoes you can easily slip on or off will be kind to your feet — don’t forget open shoes like sandals or flip flops if you’re going to a hot country, so you don’t have to worry about your feet swelling.

As for your hand luggage? Keep flight socks handy, and bring a scarf that can double as a blanket.
5. Don’t forget drinks and snacks
Water is vital — it will keep you hydrated, which has the bonus effect of preventing swelling. Buy a bottle after you get through security and refill it as needed. And remember to take lots of snacks for the journey! Dry food like wholemeal biscuits and cereal bars will quell nausea, while fresh or dried fruit is packed with essential nutrients.

Being pregnant should not limit you to being home bound. Don't forget these tips that will give you ease during travel days! 

Do you have any pregnant travel experiences? Comment down below!

xoxo,
Therese
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How Do I Know Which Entity Type Is Right For Me?


If you are starting a business in any state, including Colorado Tax ID number registration is a must.  Establishing your business with an EIN number NC is the way to make your business official, from a legal standpoint.  Of course, there are many types of businesses.  The IRS even issues EINs to entities that bear little resemblance to what most of us think of as businesses.  For example, estates, charities, and houses of worship need EIN numbers.  How do you determine which entity type is right for your business before you apply for an EIN?

Do You Work for Yourself?

If your business is a one-person operation, then a sole proprietorship is probably the best designation for you.  Many sole proprietors are freelancers who are organizing all of their freelance gigs into one business.  You should also apply for a sole proprietorship EIN if you hire a babysitter or other household employee.

Avoiding Double Taxation

Corporations pay taxes, and so do the people who own them.  Bill Gates can afford to pay his taxes, and Microsoft can afford to pay its.  What happens to much smaller businesses owned by far less wealthy people, though?  The corporation entity type does not give them much protection from heavy taxation.  If you have a small business, even if it has several owners, it is a better idea to get a C-corporation EIN.  Another popular choice for small businesses is the limited liability company (LLC) entity type.  With an LLC, you cannot be personally liable for the debts or losses incurred by the business.  Your personal wealth is safe even if your business fails.

Once you choose an entity type, it is hard to change it.  Choose your entity type based on the needs of your business.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Make the Most of Your Garage with these Simple Ideas


Lots of properties have garage space but so much of it goes to waste! Garages were once the ultimate must-have in a property for storing your family car, but now we are all much more likely to just park on the drive. This means that this space can now be used far more productively.

For many people, the garage is the ideal location for storing all sorts of things from tools to garden equipment and other items that won’t go in the house. However easy it is to fit all of these things in, trying to access them again later can be quite a challenge!

If you are finding that your garage is getting on top of you, or you feel like there must be better uses for the space, there are a few things you can do to make it work for you. A few simple changes and your garage will be all yours once again. It might be as simple as changing the door to one that takes up much less room, or it could require reimagining your shelving solutions. You might even find a better use for your garage than just storage...  

Get the Right Door

The right garage door can make all the difference to the appearance of the front of your house. A mechanised sectional door is a good idea because as you open it, you won’t need to move anything off your driveway for access each section is lifted up and over rather than lifting a single panel up and out. Sectional doors are also more attractive because they break up the facade of the garage and you can find them in all sort of different wood effects to match to your door and window frames. An attractive facade is a great way to increase the value of your property, too, especially if you can see the door from the curb.

As with all mechanics, you will need to make sure that your garage door is well maintained so that the mechanism stays lubricated and the door continues to open smoothly. Garage door maintenance is mostly a case of knowing what to watch out for and how to fix it. If you aren’t sure what you’re doing it’s always a good idea to get someone in who does! Keeping your garage door in a good condition will certainly increase its lifespan so even this small expense will be well worth it in the long run.

Smart Storage Solutions

Making the most of the space in your garage is a big priority. If you have a lot of stuff to store, then this space is great, but if you are constantly having to move things out of the way to reach what you are after, that storage solution clearly isn’t working! With a few small changes to your storage solutions, you will quickly find that you have more space than you thought you had.

Try using fixed shelves with labelled boxes on top. This way you can pull things out to have a look at what they are. You could also try putting the shelving units themselves on wheels. This way you can achieve deeper storage that you can simply pull out to access. You could also use net bags to store children’s toys like footballs. These things are unlikely to fit into a storage box but netting will expand to hold them and, if hung at a low enough height, they will be easily accessible to children too.

Another idea is to make more floor space by utilising the walls. Try using magnetic strips for hanging up metal tools and hooks for hanging things up. Coat hooks are actually really versatile and hung lower on the wall could easily be used to hang up shoes instead. Your ceiling is another good area to utilise for storage, though you might not think it. Use a ladder rack to suspend a ladder or add rails to suspend boxes of lighter items.

Easy Conversion

Of course, you don’t have to use your garage for storage. This space could easily be converted into another room for your house. You might need to add some extra insulation to the walls but otherwise, this is a perfectly good space for a home gym or an office, for example. You could even turn it into a pool house or a kids play area.

As many garages are quite dark spaces, you might want to change the door for a glass door to let in some natural light. Or your could remove the door and build using similar bricks to the rest of the house and add a window instead. However, this might affect the value of your house so if you are thinking of moving in a few years, consult a real estate agent before you do anything. You could always install skylights or other windows to bring in extra light if you don’t want to change the door.

Making the most of your garage space is a really good way to maximise your storage and with a few clever solutions, you might find you have much more room to play with than you ever thought! With a smart door that takes up no room when it’s open and a few tricks to make the most of all the available space, you will quickly achieve a garage that works for you; your things will all be easily accessible and the chaos will be no more. You might even fit your car in!

Of course, once you have these solutions, you might realise that you actually have far less stuff than you thought and a shed could really be a better option. This will give you much more house space and your garage could become the extra room you didn’t know you needed. A garage conversion is much easier than building an extension from scratch and you don’t even need to make any real structural changes if you don’t want to. Just a lick of paint and some fairy lights hung around the eves and you could have a lovely little escape, just for you.

xoxo,
Therese
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Romantic places in Canada

Much of the romance of any country emanates from its cultural history and geography.The same can be said for Canada, with its abundance of natural delights, ranging from lofty mountain peaks, to forests and the plethora of freshwater lakes and streams flowing through them.

Then there are the large cosmopolitan cities and the friendly people staying in quaint luxury homes in Canada, which add to the romantic glamour in their own way. If you are heading to this country with your girlfriend or partner, do not miss to sizzle out on these top romantic picks Canada has to offer.



Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Easily the best known and number one honeymoon destination in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake plays host to millions of couples, seeking sometime romantic, year after year. An extremely popular wedding and holiday vacation spot, this region is well known for its fine wines and the internationally renowned Shaw Festival.

Most of the heritage buildings in this charming town have been converted into fine restaurants and cozy inns, making this place a mecca for lovebirds. Couples can explore the town in a private horse drawn carriage and sample the varieties of wine on offer on a wine tour.

Newfoundland

Couples wishing to having a blast away from the hectic pace of everyday life, will instantly fall in love with this charming coastal town. Some of the local communities are known as Cupid, Heart’s Desire and Heart’s Content, implying the presence of a romantic environment all through the year.

Lovers have the luxury of relishing local cuisine prepared by culinary experts and get a self- portrait made while enjoying the excellent hospitality of the locals.



Quebec city

The city of Quebec promises everything a couple could possibly want from a romantic trip. From the moment you step foot with your partner in this glamorous place, you will be instantly rewarded with the rich history and fairy tale like charm. The array of inviting sidewalk cafes along the cobbled streets make a very interesting romantic backdrop.

A stroll down the Cote de la Montagne, hand in hand with your beau, is the best way to rekindle fond feelings and view the city sights simultaneously. If you have the money to splurge, spend a night at the utterly pampering and luxurious Chateau Frontenac, for an unforgettable romantic experience.



Lake Louise, Alberta

Imagine being with your loved one in a setting which simply oozes with romance, against a backdrop of some of the most awe-inspiring scenery to be found in the whole of Canada, then Lake Louise holds the key. Beautiful hiking trails in this part of the Canadian Rockies can produce unexpected delights like a grizzly bear.

Named after the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, it is easy to see why this glittering body of water is on the lips of many honeymooners from the world over. Sharing a room with someone special at the Fairmont Hotel, overlooking the lake, will not only satisfy your romantic appetite, but offer breathtaking views of the surroundings as well.



Whistler, BC

One of the most popular ski resort in the world, Whistler is virtually a true Garden of Eden for couples all through the year. This charming and gabled alpine village is located just 80 miles north of Vancouver, and is named after the mountain marmots which whistle and reside in this area.

This romantic snowy getaway in Canada has everything a pair in love may ask for, like, cozy restaurants, cute shopping outlets and fine hotels.



Montreal

Montreal is the largest city in Quebec province and just perfect for couples who are looking for something extra from their romantic vacation. The city has a reputation for some of the most intimate dining options and late night stone wall caverns. Apart from the tantalising food scene, Montreal is an architectural delight with a number of heritage churches.

Montreal is a cultural haven, playing host to several dance organisations and theatre companies, and also a showplace for some stunning art objects. Lovers would enjoy the walks along the beautiful Canal du Lachine and explore the afternoon cafes side by side.



Prince Edward Island

Located in the Gulf of St Lawrence, and also referred to as the Garden of the Gulf, this laid back island affords an ideal escape for those lovers who are looking to be far away from the city life. The island has very pretty sand beaches, which provide a perfect backdrop to the fields and farmhouses which dot the area.

Prince Edward Island is known for its exceptional food scene, especially the mussels and lobsters which are a local delicacy.The historic Dalvay-by-the-Sea hotel is the ultimate place to stay in for a memorable and romantic experience. Incidentally, this very hotel hosted Prince William and Princess Kate at the time of their royal visit.

Canada is one country which is bestowed with a large dose of natural beauty which cannot be compared with any other country in the world.The presence of a large number of national parks, cosmopolitan cities and pretty little towns, all compete with each other to invite the romance seekers to visit their domain. If love is in the air, be sure to visit the romantic spots described above to keep that spark kindling forever between you and your partner. Irrespective of the time of the year, one thing is certain, each of these places are brimming with so much hospitality and alluring attractions, that they are bound to bring you closer together.

This holiday season why not share your treasured moments with your loved ones in a special place that will definitely be memorable. Whats your ideal romantic place? Comment down below!

xoxo,
Therese
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Home Remedies for Common Ailments

Home remedies can be an excellent alternative to traditional health care options. You can save significant amounts of money by resolving your own health issues. Not only that, but often times home remedies are the superior option from a health standpoint. This is because pharmaceutical remedies usually come with unwanted side-effects. In the case of minor ailments, home remedies are almost always the preferable first line of defense. Pharmaceuticals being the go-to when home remedies fail. Obviously if your ailment is serious, seek a physician. This is particularly important in the event of a life-threatening situation.



Medicinal Mushrooms

The cutting edge of medical science is finding massive benefits from various strains of mushrooms. Different strains of fungus are being shown to have a wide variety of positive effects. These effects include anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti oxidants, nootropic, athletic performance enhancement and more. Medicinal mushrooms have even been shown to prevent cancer as well as significantly increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Supplementing various mushrooms on a regular basis can have massive benefits. The best home remedy for any ailment is preventing the ailment altogether. A nihilistic argument against preventive medicine or health and nutrition in general is that extending life or avoiding illness isn't worth the price of reducing quality of life. However, the psychological literature is clear that a healthy lifestyle increases quality of life. Therefore a preventive approach is an irrefutable win-win.

Types of Medicinal Mushrooms

Chaga
Cordyceps
Lion's Mane
Reishi
Maitake
Turkey Tail
Shiitake



Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a time-tested remedy for colds, infections, weight loss and more. Vinegar in general can kill pathogens of various types, making it great for colds and infections. Apple cider vinegar is a also an appetite suppressant. This property makes it an excellent option for people looking to lose some weight. It also lowers blood sugar, making it an excellent tool for people suffering from diabetes. Like medicinal mushrooms, apple cider vinegar has also been shown to have anticancer effects.



Probiotics

Another extremely exciting set of medical science revelations is coming out of the study of probiotics. The microbiome that exists in a person's stomach and intestines has far-reaching effects on their health. The optimization of this ecology can affect mental health, the immune system, and genetic mutations leading to cancer. This microbiome can be optimized through the ingestion of bacterial strains like acidophilus. When these organisms are present, they tend to use up energy sources that harmful pathogens might otherwise feed on. This makes it much harder to contract an infection, even on the skin. Martial artists use probiotics religiously to avoid ailments like athlete's foot and staph infections.

At Home Prescriptions

Pharmaceuticals are indeed still the bleeding edge of medical technology. All too often these substances get written off as something to avoid. However, the fact of the matter is that pharmaceuticals are necessary under certain conditions. These substances obviously require the supervision of a physician. However, doctor's visits can be expensive and inconvenient. There are ways to acquire these remedies from the comfort of your own home. Through a service that allows you to chat with a doctor you can acquire a prescription right on your phone!
Ailments can be resolved in a myriad of ways. The best option is completely dependent on your circumstances and the severity of the issue. Whether the best route is a home remedy or a pharmaceutical approach, we hope you find a swift resolution.

Home remedies is a great way to save money when it comes to medical expenses. But consulting a healthcare professional is always a good thing when its out of the ordinary. 

What common ailments did you and your family experienced? Comment down below.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Benefits Of Having Malaysian Natural Hair Extentions

There isn't any denying that celebrities love putting on Malaysian hair extensions, among many other kinds. Nowadays, a lot of women happen to be including extensions within their beauty routine for various reasons. With this particular demand, the wonder industry keeps growing concurrently to make certain they could supply the product to women from various areas of the world.

A web-based lifestyle publication for African-American women, Madame Noire, listed lower a few of the greatest names who've embarked within the hair industry using their exclusive extensions lines. Television personality, model, actress, and businesswoman Tami Roman, together with her kids, Lyric and Jazz, began their very own line, basing their business understanding on their own personal encounters with various hairstylists.

The very first African-American lady to look around the cover of yankee Vogue, Beverly Manley, well-noted for the sitcom The Hughleys, in addition to actresses Elise Neal, and Vivica Fox will also be a few of the couple of black ladies who have effectively managed to get in to the hair industry.


When women choose to have extensions, they immediately believe that its only convenience may be the instant hair makeover it will towards the wearer. Simple fact, though, is there are numerous benefits connected by using it, which are what really built them into very popular one of the women population.

Extensions are available in variations, cuts, and color. Hence, it enables women to try several looks without getting to forget about their natural hair. This is ideal for ladies who usually have wanted a brand new look but aren't prepared to take such risk. Individuals who're also careful to not damage their head of hair also look for a safe alternative by means of these extensions.

For individuals with already broken hair, meanwhile, extensions help with concealing it since extensions appear as natural hair, if correctly put on the mind. Apart from this, additionally, it adds volume to dry, flat hair without involve using certain styling products, and enables personalization, too, just like how natural hair does.

In addition, virgin hair extensions might be used in numerous methods, with respect to the look the wearer really wants to achieve. What are you awaiting? Be among the ladies who've enjoyed extensions and schedule a scheduled appointment together with your trusty beautician such as the Virgin Hair Fixx to obtain your own Malaysian hair for purchase.

The Best Way To Select An Engagement Ring

Looking for an morganite engagement ring could be overwhelming and frustrating. In the current current Morganite engagement ring market there are plenty of different choices available. You will have to think about the cut from the gemstone, the color from the band, the amount of diamonds and so on. Where would you attempt? The very first factor you should think about may be the color and metal from the ring band that you will have to select.

For several years, the conventional diamond band engagement ring was gold. Just lately, a lot of couples are switching and therefore are opting to choose white-colored gold rather. So why do they're going using the white-colored within the rose? White-colored gold offers ladies a choice of either dressing up or ensure that is stays casual like a white-colored gold ring will invariably match the outfit. Gold has a tendency to look more formal and dressy, therefore if a lady is outfitted lower, the ring look slightly unnatural. White-colored gold has become regarded as sophisticated and modern that is one good reason more women are a fan of it.

Not just is white-colored gold suitable for any special occasion, additionally, it showcases the diamonds perfectly. The cut and clearness from the gemstone shines and sparkles using the more reflective white-colored gold, while gold can occasionally make the gemstone to look slightly dull or perhaps dirty. As you are buying a ring which will ideally serve you for a lifetime, it seems sensible to select one which will fully embrace the diamond's beauty.

There's also a couple of logical reasons connected to select white-colored over rose gold. Typically, white-colored gold is commonly stronger than gold and able to withstanding everyday deterioration.

Selecting a far more durable ring means less upkeep and care is going to be required for the existence from the ring.

Price is frequently a deciding factor with regards to searching for rings and jewelry generally.
Typically,tanzanite white gold rings have a tendency to cost under gold or platinum rings.

Saving cash on the ring will help you to either afford a bigger gemstone or use that cash to assist invest in your wedding or honeymoon. You'll still finish track of an attractive, classy ring which will serve you for a lifetime, however for a small fraction of the cost of a few of the other available choices.

What is your dream ring for yourself or your loved one? Comment down below!