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Smart shopping is getting the same quality product for a lower price. For me, there are at least two ways to do this: firstly, by checking if it benefits my mileage account, and secondly, if it does not give me extra miles, I would see if there are other deals and coupons available.

One of the most-used apps on my phone is the Groupon App. Working in the office requires me to wear business clothes that are presentable, decent and of course comfortable for me and fits my personality and sense of style. And guess what? I bought most of my business attires through groupon which offers deals from different stores. I bought my first sets of office suits in the Express Stores, and because they are of great quality, I still have them to this day.

Express fashion clothes

I have saved a lot of money over the years by using groupon coupons through my computer or through the cell phone app when I make purchases online. Through groupons, I can buy almost all items that I need for the house, clothes and personal items, as well as local activities, travel attractions and destinations, and restaurants at a money-saving prices and deals. More bang for the buck, and that is smart online shopping. So hey, ‘check groupon first’, and see the deals they’re having, it is pretty interesting how much they have on sale right now!

Yamaha Guitar

left hand guitarHow does a lefty learn to play on a righty guitar? I saw some people who could play right hand and left hand guitar interchangeably easily. When I started learning to play basic guitar, the only instrument that was available was a right hand one. So, I would just turn the custom right hand guitar my dad made upside down such that my left hand would get to strum or pick. For an upgrade though, I finally bought my own left hand guitar. I really like it and I love how it sounds when properly tuned, and the color, was a bonus. Buying it, I know it would serve as my first learning guitar. In the future, I would buy me a better quality guitar, maybe a Yamaha. Back home, I know of some musicians who have Yamaha guitar. They are topnotch! This one is at least eight years old and it still holds up, maybe because I take good care of it, or maybe because it has not been used full-time. But when I am not bogged down by everyday busyness and work, it is great to sit down and unwind, play the guitar and sing. For they say, singing is a stress-reliever.

Singing exercises our hearts and lungs, and it also releases endorphins which makes us feel good! Top that with playing the musical instruments yourself!

Flute music for relaxation

king fluteAndrea Bocelli said that it’s very important for him to try to relax when he’s travelling, and playing his flute helps him to unwind. I can relate 🙂 Growing up, my dad would play from time to time instrumental music for relaxation. I always liked listening to it, especially around ‘siesta’ time when there was no school. My first instrument was a King Flute, and it was made of bamboo in the Philippines. I bought the third one, a recorder, here in the US, online. I love both of them for the quality sound they produce. These are two of the three flutes I ever owned, one being ‘a.w.o.l’.

As these are at least 11 years old, I realized it is time for a new one, maybe a metal instrument this time. So I was looking up how much does a flute cost these days. I found a flute buying guide and I find it very helpful and informative. I learned to play flute by myself and somehow there are great new information that musician’s friend laid out. As for the flute cost, it starts at fairly decent amount such that it is affordable.

If music be the food of love, play on – William Shakespeare.

Pro-Audio Laser Party Lights

Lighting and stage effects always completely change the moments’ experience of the one solemn performer on the stage, the lively event participants on the floor, or any in between, from good to ‘amplified’.

We might have seen them work and entertain us with their multi-colored pattern lights and 3D aerial effects, but a little background on laser party lights and strobes that I have learned recently: most of them now are wireless, so imagine the convenience of not having to run cables and extension cords around your area (no happy party goer accidentally tripping over the cords, because it happens) just to put them into the proper positioning for maximum effect and depth. They are remote controlled with options using sound-activated and automated programs to enhance movement. And the most surprising fact of all, is that they are not expensive at all for their functions.

USGS Estimates 20 Billion Barrels of Oil in Texas’ Wolfcamp Shale

This is very very interesting, not just for people working in the oil and gas industry, and the industry itself, but for the entire country, as this is the largest estimate of continuous oil that USGS has ever assessed in the United States.

“The fact that this is the largest assessment of continuous oil we have ever done just goes to show that, even in areas that have produced billions of barrels of oil, there is still the potential to find billions more,” said Walter Guidroz, program coordinator for the USGS Energy Resources Program.

Musician’s friend Online Instruments

I love playing my guitar and singing for relaxation. My guitar is left handed and I like it. I bought it for a good deal. I used to play on a right handed one and I would just flip the instrument when I wanted to play, just like what some left handers would do. However, it is few years old now. So a new guitar is on my list. Today I found out about Online Instruments at Musician’sFriend.com just when I started thinking about buying a new acoustic guitar! Time to save for it!

Foldable Music Stands

My folks love music. They travel to sing, as a choir group. They also get to sing when there is a community event. And they sing every week, in the choir. Actually they go traditional style – holding the song books in front of them, without any music stand. We just realized now that the church needs new music stands. It could be useful not only during music presentations anywhere they would be hired to sing, but since theses stands are portable and foldable, they could be used by speakers and lecturers in any setting also.

Kitchen Improvement Hardware

I am a very grateful and a proud new homeowner! Owning a house doesn’t only give you a place to call “your own home”, it is also a good investment! I think I am just blessed and ‘lucky’ to have bought the house at the right time, when all the businesses and business parks are still about to be built around the area. And while I am a happy homeowner, there are still some upgrades that I want to make. I like the kitchen, and some organizers and appliances aside from the basic ones I have will really make it much better. Working downtown and having to drive through traffic take a lot of my free time that is why I shop online for things like these, to save time and effort. I am actually very glad to have found the ovisonline.com website where I discover that all hardware I need for my kitchen cabinets are just a click away. They have all kinds of organizers you can think of! And the best thing is that they sell for a very good price.

Promotional gift sets.

pensMy sister is a businesswoman, and she is a proprietor of a travel agency. I am very proud of her, and she is doing well. She has lots of customers, old and new. A few times she gives gifts to her repeat customers. It was rewarding to see them happy and grateful even for the simple giveaways, especially ones they would use during their trips. Recently I found out about a great gift set and promotional item that all businesses can use and benefit from, at a really low bulk price- pens, full color at PenFactory.com, complete with free business or company logo! Isn’t that awesome! Two years ago my company’s Christmas gift to us was a promotional cozy throw blanket, and then a nice chocolate box with a lovely logo, of course insulated mugs and cups should be on the list of promotional items. But the good thing about the pens, is that you can bring it anywhere with you, so your business image and name will always be advertised.

Tips on building your own guitar.

lefty guitarWhen I was growing up, there used to be a solidbody guitar around made of a very durable wood. Oh the relaxation we experience when we listen to soothing music, whether songs or playing our own musical instruments! I love music! And I lead a very busy life. But I still find time to sit and strum my guitar and sing. It was one of the few left-handed guitars available when I was shopping for one online. It would be really great to build your own bass guitar or any type of guitar, acoustic or electric, to your preference, right, but for us who have a busy schedule, it would be more practical to leave it to the expert guitar builders to make them, who dedicate their time and skills in building the instruments. It will help the industry also and we are helping their businesses thrive. See the tips from the hub link above. So as a little girl I used to play with that solid wood guitar that was 90% finished in the afternoons when nobody was around:-). And I admit, the bass string was my favorite.