Saturday, November 28, 2015

Inexpensive Cat Toys

All cat households require a steady supply of cat toys, since they have the ability to keep your feline friends happy and stimulated throughout the day.Smiley

While you can save money on your cat's toys by using coupons from and other helpful websites, the prices are constantly rising and pet parents often feel the pinch. If you do not wish to be one of the owners who consistently lavishes their pets with the most expensive toys, read on to learn more about some more inexpensive options. 

Cardboard Boxes 
Every cat owner has experienced the awkward moment that occurs when they purchase new toys for their pet, only to watch them derive more enjoyment from the packaging. Instead of waiting for this moment to take place, cut out the middleman and provide your cat with cardboard boxes to play with. Cats love using these boxes as makeshift forts, so be prepared for a lot of jumping and hiding.Smiley

Three fluffy meows!

Pipe Cleaners 
Pipe cleaners typically cost less than $5 and have the ability to keep your pet entertained for hours at a time. These cleaners can be bent into a variety of alignments that will allow your pet to play a variety of games. They are easily lost around the house, however, so be sure to buy plenty of replacements.Smiley

Such a simple option, but one that often goes completely ignored by cat lovers everywhere. Have you ever seen a cat fail to enjoy playing with a ball? Many cat breeds even love to play fetch and you will be hard pressed to find a cat that doesn't find some level of happiness from playing the balls that you graciously provide. You can also make a ball for your cat at home, with materials that are already on hand. Just use tin foil and watch your cat entertain itself for hours at a tune. 

If you are providing your cat with feathers, it is best to sterilize them well. While you can spend big on cat toys that come with feathers, you can find them just as easily by going outside and taking a walk. Your cat will love to swat feathers around and is sure to have an absolute blast "killing" them. One rule of thumb when it comes to providing your cat with feathers: the bigger the feathers, the more your cat will enjoy playing with them. 

99 Cent Stores 
Heading to your local 99 cent store is a great option for pet owners who are looking to provide a large quantity of toys for their playful pet, without destroying their budget. Your cat is not going to care if you purchased the toys from an expensive pet store chain or a discount market, as long as they are well chosen and fun to play with.Smiley


Monday, November 16, 2015

Five Tips to Secure A Kid-Friendly Travel Rental

For middle-class starting families, booking any mainstream kid-friendly hotel is financially unattainable. But the good news is, there are alternative accommodations that provide the basic features a family needs while on vacation. These are cheaper and much better in terms of personality.Smiley

Finding a Vacation Rental

Many people these days rent out private homes when the owners themselves are on holiday. Holiday home swapping is becoming very popular in places like the UK and U.S., where each family takes on the other’s home. So, if you fancy holidaying in the UK, check out the web for Brits who wish to holiday where you are.

Others own a second property which they let throughout the year. These are great alternatives to complexes or hotels. It is far cheaper and lets your family experience an authentic vibe by being inside a local’s house.

Private Lets can be Anywhere

Private letting is becoming so popular that wherever you want to go, somewhere there will be private accommodation available. The big tourist areas in any country will have private vacation rentals. Apartments and condos are available in the tourist centers, towns and cities. Houses and cottages are available for those wishing to get away from it all in the countryside, or wide open spaces. With airbnb, it’s so much easier to find all these rental properties. Smiley

Check for Child-Friendly Features

Those advertising private holiday lets on the internet usually include plenty of photos. Photos will usually include outside property snaps and pictures of each room. If you are in doubt, provide the children’s ages and ask related things that might be causes of worry, such as nearby ponds and rivers, or busy roads outside of the rental.

Babies and Toddlers

If your family has babies or small toddlers, make sure the required equipment is available, like cribs for babes or high chairs for toddlers. A few favorite toys can be taken with you, as well as baby alarms and intercoms. senyumkenyit

Points to Watch

The great majority of private landlords are honest and trustworthy. Unfortunately, there are always some people who are just in it for the money. If you’ve never dealt with the agent or person offering you the private accommodation before, do not pay the full cost of your holiday stay before even arriving at the place. Forward a deposit, with the balance on arrival. That should be perfectly acceptable. If the homeowner is adamant, better look elsewhere. siul

Finally, if you like the idea of buying a property to let out, you can select and buy a condo for sale on Zipmatch in minutes. With the large amount of available real estate in the Philippines and other countries, you can choose your favorite place to have your very own holiday property with the family. tepuktangan


Top-Rated Attractions in New York City

New York, popularly known as new York City or the City of New York to emphasize its distinction from the New York State, is the city with the highest population in the United States. The city is home to lots of attractions for its visitors. Here are the top-rated tourist attractions in New York City.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, popularly referred to as Met, houses more than two million works of art. Its collections include American decorative arts, photographs, musical instruments, costumes, arms, armor, Egyptian art, and many more. Also, another part of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts is the Cloisters, and it is situated in the northern Manhattan. It specifically deals with architecture and art from medieval Europe.

Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center is a vast entertainment and shopping complex at the center of Manhattan, and it hosts the NBC-TV and radio, and other media houses. The Rockefeller Center has an outdoor skating rink that is popular during winter. At Christmas time, an enormous tree stands in front of this building. This place hosts restaurants, an observation deck, and shops. At the center is the 70-storey RCA Building, which is a towering and slender structure that provides views of mid-town Manhattan. If you want to see the city’s skyline, go to the top of the Rock Observation Deck. This deck is set on three floors: the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors. It has indoor and outdoor viewing areas that are open to the public 24/7.

Fifth Avenue
The Fifth Avenue has built a reputation as New York’s premier shopping district over time. Many great designers have stores along this renowned avenue. The Bergdorf-Goodman, Cartier, Tiffany, the Saks Fifth Avenue, and the famous Apple Fifth Avenue and many others can be found in this posh street. You can also enjoy a walk here even if you are not a shopper.

Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, was the first bridge to be made of steel in the whole world. The bridge lies across the East River from Manhattan. This bridge is an American landmark that has been an inspiration to generations of painters, poets, and songwriters. It is in 1855 that John Roebling bore the idea of the bridge and worked out all its details including its double granite towers and suspended steel cables. Unfortunately for Roebling, a ferry crushed his foot in June 1869 while he was determining the site of the Brooklyn tower. He died of tetanus three weeks later before he had broken the ground. It was Roebling’s son Washington who picked up the reins and completed his father’s grand plan.

Times Square
Formerly known as Longacre Square, the Times Square was named after the New York Times tower in 1904. The newspaper first posted headlines along its moving sign in 1928. Located in the center of the Theater District, the Times Square began to decay during the Depression when most theaters shut down. The city improved the area by inviting corporations such as Disney to occupy the area. Currently, the Times Square is much safer during the day or night, and it is bustling with restaurants, theaters, and shopping galore and mammoth billboards.

New York City is a beautiful place to visit, and it houses a plethora of fun places to visit and things to indulge in. It also offers lots of accommodations in areas surrounding the city. Websites such as Mohonk Mountain House facebook page and others can give visitors great ideas on where to stay when visiting New York City and its environs.


Wednesday, September 02, 2015

MM – Little Things by AHMIR*

The month of August came and left with quite a few challenges, good and bad. Not wanting to dwell on the latter, my focus this post is the good namely the official nuptials of my little brother, which happened to fall on the same date as my birthday. Smiley

So it was a double celebration this past Merdeka weekend and though it was a little hectic, all's well that ends well for my brother and his new bride who are now taking a break before resuming preparations for the groom’s side of the wedding reception at the end of this new month. Smiley

This joyous end in August calls for a musical start to my first week of September and what better song to feature than the beautiful birthday dedication I received from my Love this year?  ihikhik

Originally performed by the awesome (yes, I am a fan!) One Direction, this number with a soulful take by AHMIR is one that has recently made it to my Spotify playlist. So here’s sharing this wonderful dedication with my readers. Have a great September people and Happy Music Monday!

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Your Own Cabin In The Woods

John Muir had it right; so did the seven dwarfs. A cabin in the woods, delightfully tucked away amid tall trees, woodland critters, and the soothing sounds of nature, seems like a bit of heaven. It is a wonderful escape from pollution, the stress of city traffic, and the everyday noises of modern civilization. It is a marvelous place to refuel the mental tank and rejuvenate the spirit.Smiley

A Different Perspective

A cabin rental is also the ideal opportunity to share some quiet, special time with a sweetheart or spouse. There, a couple can cuddle and coo as well as explore. Surrounded by the forest, secluded with their thoughts, a couple can truly explore each other and themselves. Walking in nature's living room gives one a perspective that is impossible to gain in a city environment.

A Wondrous Family Experience

A cabin in the woods is also an inspiring place for families. Children get a chance to experience the enchanting beauty and intrinsic spirituality of the forest. There can be no better learning experience than eager, curious children exploring the wonders of the woodlands. Families can bond there, unhindered by the external influences of a high tech society bent on capturing their attention 24/7. Instead, they are blissfully captivated by the natural sounds of the wind rustling through the trees and the chatter of woodland creatures. '

Amenities Abound

There are many websites that offer cabins in the woods. Sites like Beavers Bend Log Cabins, which features Beavers Bend cabin lodging vacations, offer log cabin settings for couples, families and large groups. Online, one can find log cabin vacations located coast to coast. Many of them feature a number of amenities and options, including hot tubs, fishing and large group dining. One thing they all offer is peaceful surroundings. rindu

In fact, many professionals use log cabin rentals to clear their head and get a fresh look at a new project. Writers and artists, in particular, enjoy the solitude that a cabin in the woods provides. There, they can focus on their creativity, undisturbed by outside distractions. Smiley

A cabin rental is not only a wonderful way to escape; it's also a great place to catch up with yourself. Sit on a porch; listen to nature all around you; watch the sun set or rise; it is a true spiritual uplift.

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