Thursday, July 18, 2019

How To Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget

We have this notion that eating healthy food is expensive. That is true for some, but there are ways that you can maximize your budget and yet, get the best quality food. You just have to stick to these rules:
  • Make a meal plan
  • Stick to your budget
  • Do substitutes
  • Cook your own food (cook in bulk quantity)
  • Pack your meals to the office or school
  • Know what is junk foods
  • Go to the flea or local market to buy produce

All the above mentioned are all self-explanatory, food preparation is the KEY to HEALTHY EATING. This will save you money to buy other necessities at home. And, you are sure that you and your family are getting the best- nutritious food in the market. 

Below are some of my go-to nutritious drinks (smoothie and juice) that I am experimenting on for months now, and to this day I can say that I am happy with it. There are a few more recipes over at my Instagram account if you'd like to see. :) 







This is one of my favorite juice because of the citrusy and sweet taste of the pineapple combined with cucumber. :)









I really love munching on peanuts, I decided to buy organic raw nuts and roast it at home. I combined almonds, pumpkin, sunflower, peanuts, and raisins to make my own version of trail mix, less the chocolates of course! 
Roasting nuts can consume your time but it is all worth-it knowing how clean and you can maximize the roasting time according to your preference.

Eating healthy breakfast like cereal flakes, riched in fiber, using non-fat milk and raisins as a natural sweetener. 


Homemade organic peanut butter with roasted milled flaxseed with olive oil. 


I replaced the commercialized peanut butter we used to buy at the grocery to this homemade peanut butter. It took some time to get used to the taste but eventually we are loving it. On bread spread and even for all peanut butter sauces needed for cooking. 

Are you into eating healthy lately, any juice or smoothie recipe that you love? 



HIS & HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs

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There’s a thin line between the idea of being thoughtful and practical when choosing the perfect gift for couples. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler. 


Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion to couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few. 


 NOVUHAIR Travel Kit 

Promo duration: October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019
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Two of the country’s leading brands packed in one travel kit exclusively available at participating Watsons stores nationwide and online:

  • NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, the No.1 hair loss treatment brand in the Philippines
  • NAFLORA, made delicate for your generation, the No.1 most prescribed feminine hygiene wash in the Philippines 


HIS: Experience nature’s makeover at home 
NOVUHAIR 2-IN-1 PACK contains one 200ml. bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Shampoo, highly recommended if HE is –
  • experiencing hair loss - excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hairline and bald patches
  • in need of a natural solution to help prevent hair loss, keep healthy hair and scalp, and stimulate hair growth
  • opting to regain hair luster and vibrancy 
  • looking for a natural alternative solution to help prevent dandruff and scalp itchiness
  • in need of scalp cleansing and detoxification

NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION has a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss and is clinically proven safe and effective.

NOVUHAIR HERBAL SHAMPOO cleanses and prepares the scalp in an optimal way prior to the application of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion and helps enhance the effect of the topical scalp lotion.


HERS: Experience a special protection made for your delicate flora
NAFLORA PROTECT is a feminine wash formulated for women of reproductive age and in need of special care to help maintain and protect their natural flora during monthly periods and everyday use. It is formulated with antimicrobial ingredients that help prevent vaginal irritations and infections. 
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HERS: NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Pack 
NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specially to complement the use of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo. 


Regular use of NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo helps prepare the scalp for the application of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion in order to maximize its effect, improve the overall cosmetic qualities of the hair, giving it a shinier, softer and supple look.

HIS: NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo (free) 

Chemical-based shampoos contain ingredients that may seem to clean the hair but does not preserve its natural texture. These harsh chemicals strip off the hair’s natural protective layer making it more prone to damage.


A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him.


NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK contains one 200mL. Bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner plus another extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusively available at participating Mercury Drug stores nationwide.


Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship - a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for. 


To learn more about NOVUHAIR, visit www.novuhair.com
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What are Essential Oils - An Introduction to Aromatherapy


"Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it's called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health."
A couple of years back I was introduced to essential oil therapy by a friend, back then the notion of aromatherapy as an added wellness cure to was the least on the checklist. And, because of the widespread information, testimonials and feedbacks through social media it became more popular and the demand for essential oils skyrocketed. Amidst the demand, the pricing of essential oils varies from brands and the kind of oils placed in the market. 

So what's in essential oils that everyone has been crazy about? 

I am going to feature a brand of essential oils that is in the market today, and I was lucky to be able to test their samples. 








The Road to a Natural Lifestyle with Essential Oils
Jenni Wilson has been with doTERRA for 10 years. Both she and her husband Mike are in the medical field. Her husband is a medical doctor by profession and her on the other hand, studied natural medicine specializing in herbs and essential oil. For Jenni and Mike, using both approaches — the natural and scientific — has been working positively for their family.
Their goal from the very beginning has always been to help by educating people with the wonders of natural medicine and how it is useful in everyday lives. For one, it plays a big role in preventing illnesses that required medical attention and it is generally cheaper compared to medicines manufactured by big pharmaceutical companies. 
When she joined doTERRA during the very first years of the company, she is certain that the company’s mission and objective are always in line with her advocacy. 
doTERRA today is the largest essential oil company with $1 billion in assets and with an office in 16 countries, including the Philippines. They have a wide range of essential oils with various uses and functions. 

On Essential Oils
What we know now as essential oils generally come from plants. Many of the plants we have contain powerful compounds that are highly concentrated and potent. These compounds are the “oils” that give plants the aroma and protect them from harsh environments. 
The use of essential oils has been a long-time tradition that steamed from the many ancient civilizations. These essential oils were extracted from plants and were used as a medicine, beauty aid,  and even in food preparation. 
The process of extraction has changed throughout the years especially with the help of science. Most of the essential oils we have right now are extracted pure and free from harmful chemical ingredients. 
Using essential oils is very easy. While there are courses that teach aromatherapy and the use of essential oils, with just your interest and a basic understanding of the safety needs and application, you can basically use oils to help you in your everyday life. 

The doTERRA Way
With doTERRA, each essential oils are carefully distilled from plants that have been harvested at the perfect moment by skilled growers from around the world. Each of the oils was also carefully tested following the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol.
Being one of the most trusted essential oils company in the USA, doTERRA continues to expand its reach in order to educate people from around the globe with the use of essential oil. The company also has expanded in the Philippines and have been providing a lot of training to those that want to take the route to more natural living. 
Jenni, throughout the years, saw the company grow and help small farmers and growers earn by producing essential oils. She also saw many people the company helped with the use of their products. 
Jenni is helping doTERRA expand its network in the Philippines by encouraging essential oil enthusiasts, moms, and even small entrepreneurs to get to know the product and possibly build their own business out of it. 
Through this, Jennie believes, she is helping people have a stable income and at the same time, educating them on the natural methods to care for their families. She is conducting workshops for free on the use of essential oils. She is also an author, speaker, and wellness coach. 
Jenni is the published author of a collaborative book by women bloggers entitled: “Trust Your Intuition: Twenty-five “Natural Confessions” from Influential Women Who Choose Healing Remedies for Their Families” which hit #1 on Amazon in the categories of Parenting: Family Health and Alternative Remedies: Herbal Remedies.
If you are in the Philippines and interested to learn about the uses of essential oils and build your own business with doTERRA, visit Jenni’s website at naturaloilmom.com and follow the Facebook page Essential Oil Philippines.
This coming weekend I added to my purchase list an oil diffuser lamp so I can put to test these essential oils I received, based on the article enclosed to get the most benefit of the oil is to diffuse it. Although, I already tested the back rub included in the package the other night and it was calming and soothing which I really like. It was easily absorbed without leaving a sticky feel. 

I will update this post once I have the diffuser. 

What is your favorite scent for an essential oil? 



Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Midea SmartCool Series 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Giveaway!

Midea SmartCool Series 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Giveaway! (1 Winner ~ Ends 8/31) @MideaWorld @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Midea SmartCool Series 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Giveaway!

1 Winner

Another giveaway just in time for summer! Join here and win this cool-est giveaway ever!

This giveaway is part of our Back To School Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

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1 Lucky Winner Will Win A Midea SmartCool Series 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Valued At $218 (available at Sam's Club)

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

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Stay Active. Stay Healthy. Superior Source Vitamins Giveaway!



Stay Active. Stay Healthy. Superior Source Vitamins Giveaway! (1 Winner ~ $90 TRV) Ends 7/29 @SuperiorSource @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Stay Active. Stay Healthy. Superior Source Vitamins Giveaway! (1 Winner ~ $90 TRV) Ends 7/29!

Sponsored By:

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Co-Hosted By:

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Check out this awesome nutritional supplement giveaway from SuperiorSource. Join and get a chance to win!

1 Lucky Winner Will Win A Prize Bundle Valued At $90 (All Of The Products In The Picture! Take advantage of special offers below for FREE products as well :)

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 7/29/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with these contests is responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Shopping for Dresses for your Occasion

Shopping can be so much fun especially when you love to mix and match those fashionable dresses. It is always a must to have a piece or two on your wardrobe a floral dress or a summer dress which you can style during this season. And, one of the most important dress to have in your closet is a bridal gown. 
Nowadays, going shopping in a physical store or online shopping can serve its purpose. 

How fun it is going to the mall and find your perfect match for a dress whether, for any occasion, for your daily wear or even as grand as bridal wedding gowns. it is always that accomplishment and rewarding feeling. 


Today, online shopping is replacing the concept of getting your pieces in mall stores. This is only the biggest competition of outlet brands that are trying to stay in business. Last week I read about an article about this footwear chain of stores who is about to close due to lack of sales because of the existence of online shopping concept. 

Nevertheless, online shopping will exist and will still be in operation as long as the digital world is evolving. 

With this online shopping trend, you need to take note of the points such as store credibility with their products offered, for a bridal gown you can check reviews like AW bridal reviews. You can access every information you need to know. You can also go directly on their website AW Bridal® to find out more. Check this AW Bridal Tiaras for accessories. 

Stores such as this have also counterparts in which offers and style can choose from, take note of Davids Bridal® USA, from dresses to elegant looking tiaras. 


What more does online shopping can provide, all the ideas and style you need to conceptualize that event you have in mind. ETSY Personal Made can be a handy tool for great and tons of ideas. One of my personal favorite site to check on. 


So, no matter what occasion you have in your calendar check for options, so you can select the best ones you will be using. 


Enjoy shopping! 


LOFTEK 8-inch LED Multi-Use Color Changing Ball Light Giveaway

LOFTEK 8-inch LED Multi-Use Color Changing Ball Light Giveaway (3 Winners ~ $150 TRV) Ends 8/19 @LoftekOfficial @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the LOFTEK 8-inch LED Multi-Use Color Changing Ball Light Giveaway!

3 Winners

An added feature like a decorative light bulb can give an extra character to a room, make it more extra and energy saving this LED lights are the best! Check out the giveaway below.
This giveaway is part of our Back To School Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
   
This giveaway's Sponsor is:

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3 Lucky Winners Will Win A LOFTEK 8" LED Multi-Use Color Changing Ball Light With 16 Amazing Interchangeable Colors, 4 Lighting Effects & 5 Dimming Options Via A Handy Remote! RV $50 Each ($150 TRV)!!!

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/19/19. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

Enter below and Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Deliciously Savvy and any blog promoting this giveaway is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping to winner. Any questions about this giveaway? Email Melissa At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

What is Your Favorite Costume to Wear





A costume represents a culture of a certain place, a religion and a tradition, gender and position. It is handed down through generation to generation. It is an evolving fashion of a certain place and group of people. It is called a dress, attire or a robe to wear. It can be categorized as a theatrical and national costume.


"National costume or regional costume expresses local (or exiled) identity and emphasizes a culture's unique attributes. They are often a source of national pride."
"Costume often refers to a particular style of clothing worn to portray the wearer as a character or type of character at a social event in a theatrical performance on the stage or in film or television. In combination with other aspects of stagecraft, theatrical costumes can help actors portray characters' and their contexts as well as communicate information about the historical period/era, geographic location and time of day, season or weather of the theatrical performance."


A costume can go as a colorful, elaborate and grand. Materials such as the kind of fabric being used, buttons and sequins, and color can vary and can be a factor. 

As everyday wear, the costume is always involving. Kids are always fascinated and amazed about wearing costumes for a party or just an evening pajama costume to wear. You can buy ready-to-wear costumes in the mall or even online for a mascot costume

During the olden times, costumes were hand made, a group of men and women are assigned in batches and stages in weaving and hand sewing parts of the costume. The demand for costume during that time was large in scale and needed to be produced in bulk.

A pair or two of your kids' favorite costume are always included in their closet, based on my personal experience. When my kids were little we always have their favorite costumes available. 

Typically, costumes that replicate their favorite superhero, a favorite cartoon character or their favorite animal like a tiger mascot costume are always requested. 

If you can notice too when you go to fast-food chains, a mascot wearing costume is always there as a representation of their store to attract customers especially kids. This is one of the best marketing strategies to promote their brand to the public. A familiarity of the brand through a colorful, big, moving characterized object. 

Even in sporting events, a mascot wearing a costume is very popular. 


What is your favorite costume character to wear? 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

3 Tips to Improve Healthcare Productivity

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Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

No business is perfect, including our healthcare system. As the patient number grows healthcare providers are now challenged with files, various inventory, appointment scheduling as well as executing bills and claims which can be extremely overwhelming. To help, many providers are embracing RPA to help alleviate these challenges. Healthcare is actually predicted to have a 36% automation potential which means more than a third of health care tasks such as office functions or managerial could be automated. This allows healthcare providers a more direct, value-based patient care with a lower cost and increased efficiency. These 3 tips to help improve your healthcare productivity will explain more in-depth. 


  1. Technology - To start, look at your technology. The tools and technology that are within your organization should help increase you're efficiency, not slow it down. The care and delivery you have your patients are essential as every second and minute count for your patients. Your company should begin to utilize a process that helps increase your productivity while also improving accuracy and direction profitability. 
Image: RoboWorx 


How is this accomplished? Simple! "Robotic Process Automation ( RPA ) is the technology which allows anyone to configure computer software or a ‘robot’ to integrate the actions of a human interacting within the digital systems. RPA robots utilize the user interface to capture data and then manipulate applications just as we as humans do. They interpret, trigger responses and communicate with other systems to perform a vast variety of tasks. They also never sleep, make zero mistakes and cost a lot less than an employee." Think of it as having the ability to have a robot save you 51 hours each day or the equivalent of six people working an eight-hour night shift! I’m sure many healthcare employees would love to never have to work a night shift again by having something like in place within their company. 



Image: RoboWorx
2. Information Management - Information is key when transforming information into one system to the next. Thanks to RoboWorx, this is easily accomplished with the various systems that they offer. The RoboWorx Studio will build a robot that will watch you perform your tasks and mimic them automatically. All those mundane day-to-day tasks that would allow you to spend your time elsewhere like in the lab or researching an important topic is now being taken care of by the RoboWorx Studio. They also offer the RoboWorx Orchestrator. This is a central location where the robots are deployed and managed aka logging, auditing, reporting, and scheduling. The last feature is RoboWorx Robots. These robots execute all of your processes automatically with perfect accuracy! How simple would it be to have documents, emails, and forms don't for you so you can focus on the true care of your patient and give them the one on one they deserve from you without being distracted by these tasks? 


3. Improving Accounts Payable - There are several ways that RoboWorx can help you with your accounts payable! With the vast majority of invoices arrive as fax documents, PD email attachments or paper documents it can be overwhelming. Few are ever alike so manually handling this is extremely tedious not to mention overwhelming. With RPA, you can empower your people to automate, enabling them to focus on more meaningful work, and better serve customers. Having unstructured data is also an issue within the healthcare system. The Ap staff will manually transfer this data from the invoice format into the companies standard format. This task is extremely time-consuming and also prone to errors. Having an RPA that is capable of performing over 600 actions is the answer to allow the staff to work on more important things! 


Would this be something you’re a business would be interested in trying out?  The implementation process is completely streamlined from the initial project discovery meeting through project completion. The team will help simplify and explain every step of the process so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
As you have read, using automation to transform the way we are working in healthcare can make a huge and lasting impact not only on the employees that work there but also with the patients as well. Helping to improve your ROI and productivity with ease is key. This is something that every healthcare corporation to think about incorporating to improve their accounts payable, information management and overall, their technology and employees productivity.