I Have Turned into an Espresso Snob

If you would have told me a year ago that I was going to be an espresso snob, I would have laughed right in your face. I was the furthest thing away from that. Yes, I did like my coffee, but I had never even tried espresso. Ever hear that saying about not knocking something unless you have tried it? Well, that definitely applies to this, because I found myself really enjoying it when I tasted it for the first time. I liked it so much that I knew that I was going to read some espresso machine reviews because I wanted one at my house.

There are days where I don’t like to go out for anything, which is perfectly okay since I work from home. Continue reading I Have Turned into an Espresso Snob

Online Check Stub Making Software

I have a small business, and up until recently it was just me who worked at the business, so there was no real need for me to worry about things like pay stubs. But the amount of work that we have now is a lot higher than in the past. It is now necessary that I have other employees, and I do. I have 2 other employees now and so I am going to need to find an online check stub maker so that I am able to pay them and be able to do so in a way where they have an official document that they can use to prove their income. That is pretty important for most people, and so I want to make sure that I do right by my employees.

I am still kind of new at this whole employer thing, and frankly, I did not read into it enough before I became one. I just realized that I could not do all of the work that my company had on the table myself anymore, and so I hired some people. I guess I should have put more thought into it, but at the time, it didn’t really seem like there was a lot of time to sit and think about how I was going to have to change my own role in the company to become an employer.

Anyway, I definitely do not know how to make a paystub on my own, and more than that, I do not have the a good idea how to even start to learn how to do that right now. So finding a way to just generate them online, given the right information, seems like the best way for me to go with this. I don’t think I have any other options really.

My Trees Get Regular Care

I have a tree service in Nassau County come to my house on a regular basis and take care of my trees. I have close to three dozen on my property, and it is the best thing that I can do for them. Thankfully, most do not need any work when the tree service comes out, because that would get quite expensive if I had to have every single tree worked on. There are times though that one does need trimmed or another needs to be cut down a lot because of disease or insect damage to it.

There are a lot of reasons I use the tree service, but the main one is because I love nature. Continue reading My Trees Get Regular Care

My Mom Things My Plan Was a Good One

My dad took our family on a road trip when I was a kid, and it really made me yearn to get back there one day. This became stronger in my mind after my dad passed from cancer last year. He always said he wanted to get back there, but never did it. It was an important reminder to me that we do not have all the time in the world to put things off. Someone at work had a San Diego relocation guide on their desk at work one day, and I picked it up on a whim to look at it. The photos were beautiful. The words reminded me of the nice weather they had there. The wheels were turning in my mind.

I asked my mom if she would be interested in taking a road trip with me. She’s a senior now, and because she doesn’t have dad, doesn’t like to travel alone. Continue reading My Mom Things My Plan Was a Good One

Learning to Be the Best at What I Do

When I decided to start investigating about a diploma in visual communication, I went online. I spend a good bit of my free time there anyway because I really enjoy creating things out of nothing. For instance, I have my own website, and I have created some pretty cool graphics that have garnered some interest from others. I knew that I had a lot more to learn though, so I decided to learn about the different options for someone like me. It did not take me long before I found what I consider to be the perfect school for what I want to achieve.

It is the Orita Sinclair school, and there are different programs available. Continue reading Learning to Be the Best at What I Do

I Didn’t Understand How Much Migration There Was!

We visited Canada over the summer, and I was amazed. There is far more immigration in Canada than there is in the United States these days. You would think that wouldn’t be the case since Canada is more strict about their borders and such. I guess they feel bad for us since there is this impending doom that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton may become our president soon.

Well that was a bit harsh. I’ll try not to be so mean. I’m honestly not sure why there is so much immigration into Canada, I just figured I would be funny. I think that the issue of immigration is troublesome for any country, not just Canada or the United States. It’s honestly like everyone has this idea in their head that if they just up and plant themselves somewhere else that their life will be better. That’s not always the case, and I think a lot of people learn that.

On the other hand, some people have such better opportunities by migrating to another town, state, or even country. Continue reading I Didn’t Understand How Much Migration There Was!

Preparing for My Move to Singapore Next Month

I never thought that I’d be relocating to Singapore, but I’m excited to say that I am. I have a new job opportunity that has brought me to this great country. Now I find myself doing all the things that go along with relocation, including finding a moving company in Singapore. I’m glad that I met someone who is originally from the area, as he’s been helping me with a lot of things that are new to me. I didn’t know where to start looking, but he gave me a very good recommendation for a moving company, based on what his friends have told him. I love recommendations from people, as I feel they’re really trustworthy.

The next thing I need to focus on is getting ready to move into my new home. It will need a few touches before it’s done. It’s not an old home, but it could really use some fresh paint, so that will be one of the first things that I do. I think I’m going to go with a neutral color, and really dress up the walls with some art. Maybe I’ll do an accent wall, but not much beyond that. Continue reading Preparing for My Move to Singapore Next Month

The Song Has a Name

A new phone commercial started airing at the beginning of the month and it featured a catchy song. Everyone tried to figure out the name of the song, but it was a mystery. I thought it might have been some kind of song made specifically by an advertising agency for the commercial. I took a direct approach by asking the phone company what the song was, and one of the representatives mentioned that it was a song that was found on Songspk and that it had been released in the past year, but they didn’t know the actual name of the song, which would have made things a lot easier.

The song had a Latin sound to it, so I searched for songs under that category that were released in the past year. Continue reading The Song Has a Name

The Secret I Couldn’t Bear

Recently I had to use a kik hacker to find out if my friends had been keeping a secret from me. They had beena cting sttarangelty and I was beginning to thinkt hat something was terrbily wrong. It was like they were hiding something major, not just some silly school yard secret. When I used the hacker, I was shocked by what I found. As it turns out, my friend had found out that I had been adopted, and my parents had never told me about it. I was devastated, because I didn’t know who my parents were.

I went to my parents and asked them about the adoption, and they told me the whole story. Continue reading The Secret I Couldn’t Bear

Solving Some Problems at the Church

We have been working pretty hard on the buildings and grounds committee to try to fix the problems with the church. We have a great number of things which we need to do. One of the biggest and most pressing issues is that we need some one who can help with HVAC in NYC. The sanctuary has about half a dozen high stained glass windows on each side, so even in the depths of winter it can be heated up a good deal by the sun. During the summer it is going to be unbearable in there if we do not get the air conditioning to work right. At the moment the system is working, but not very well and certainly not very efficiently. Continue reading Solving Some Problems at the Church

An Easier Way to Earn Money

Even though I am a stay at home mom, I look for ways to make money whenever I can. I’ve become really skilled at using various websites to make money by doing surveys and special offers. These websites have a limit on how much you can earn before you can actually get the money deposited into your bank account. I learned about another site called Ibotta, where I didn’t need to do any of the same things that the other sites were offering. In order to earn money from this website, all I had to do was buy the things that I would normally buy from the store.

I downloaded an app to use with the website and went to the store with my kids. The kids always like to bring items to me in an attempt to get me to buy them, but I usually turn them down. They pick the sweet candy items, sugary drinks, and ice cream, but I won’t let htem have those items, or at least not large amounts of them. My parents didn’t let me have whatever I wanted when I went to the store, and I have to show the same restraint with my kids, or they’ll start misbehaving.

Once I buy items at the store, I scan my receipt with the app and the website takes care of the rest. They give me money, and when I make enough, I can cash out. It’s easier for me to get money this way, because I go shopping so often. I’m always guaranteed to get something with each trip, as opposed to when I fill out surveys, and there is a chance I may be screened out of a survey because I do not qualify for it, or the quota for people matching my description may be filled.

Finding My Ideal Interior Design

I just recently got my first condo and like any first time home buyer, I was a little lost when it came to decorating. I knew I wanted an eclectic mix of styles that really gave a visitor a peek at my personality but I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted or how to get it. I went to a home show with a friend and saw this really cool looking bull skull with an intricate design carved into and I knew I had to have it. It was such a perfect mix of edgy and delicate, which is exactly how I describe myself. I knew this was the piece I was going to build my whole style around.

The first thing I did when I got home was figure out a prominent place to display the skull. Continue reading Finding My Ideal Interior Design

They Tore Down an Old House for Me

I purchased an old house nearly eight years ago. I thought that it would be a good fixer upper, and the price was right since I was not making a lot of money at the time. My income has changed though, and my perspective on the house has as well. I am engaged to be married, and I do not want my soon-to-be wife living in a house that still needs a ton of repairs. I figured I would just hire a company that does house demolition in Sydney, and my fiance and I could design our new house together.

The first order of business was finding the right company to tear the house down. Continue reading They Tore Down an Old House for Me

New Media or Old Media

I recently joined my father at his heating and air conditioning business. He has been in business for several years now but things have slowed down and he needs to find a way to drum up new business. Being a child of the social media age, my first instinct was to put all the advertising funds into social media campaigns. We tried a test run of that and it went horribly. We got no new customers, but did receive a healthy dose of prank calls. Deciding on a more traditional route, we found a place that does printing in Toronto.

The company we chose to work had a great track record and other businessmen of my father’s acquaintance recommended them highly. We were able to get new business cards and fliers and some lovely brochures that we mailed out to prospective customers. After getting our cards and fliers printed out we were able to hit the ground running. Continue reading New Media or Old Media

What is in Your Soil?

I liked to garden when I lived in Connecticut, where I lived the first thirty four years of my life. My husband got transferred to Virginia, and while we were excited, I was a little upset that I was going to have to leave my award winning garden. I had spent a lot of time cultivating the garden, and a lot of money on things like seeds and environmental investigation services. The reason why I had to invest in these services is because, before I started my garden, I had to know what exactly was in the soil. Understanding what is in the soil is important so I know to neutralize it, if too acidic; or make it more acidic if too basic.

Moving can be somewhat stressful for the average person, it is said to be one of the three biggest stresses in a person’s life, and now I understand exactly what that is the case. Continue reading What is in Your Soil?