Wednesday, 27 January 2016

How to blog like a serious person... or almost

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If something stands out in my blogs is the total lack of planning on them, the first one I did, didn't minded me much, it hasn't a particular thematic and it was just an entertainment, but as I have created the others I find that this lack of organization makes me have them careless and half-forgotten, and that's not good, nor for the possible readers nor for the possible income (by now inexistents) nor for me, at the end it remains secondly and seems that I only post to say 'Hey! I'm still alive!'

I have created a blog planner (I tell you that all this of planners has me totally adicted)

It has: a page to write our objectives, another for passwords, other for writing posts ideas, one for notes, another to take notes of ideas from other webs, you know, that kind of header you like or how are designed the menus, so we can have it written and when we start changing our blog design we will have all the ideas together.

There is a page for every month to plan the post publishing and to veryfy it, and finally a space to develop a bit more the post ideas, description, keywords, cathegories, etc...

Here you have it if you want, I hope you like it.

Besides, as I want to take it a bit more serious, I'm going to create a "blog" cathegory to share with you tips, tutorials and information in general about the blogs world for those of you who are curious.

In case you don't have the font installed it's a Bauhaus 93

Friday, 22 January 2016

Preparing to move - 5 first tips

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So, if some weeks ago I told you that we were planning to buy a new house, today I tell you that we have made all our calculations and if all goes fine (and we find a buyer for our flat) we will move to a new house.

An as the organized person that we are (and a bit hurrywarts, to say the truth) we have started thinking and planning the first steps for the moving.

By now we aren't in a hurry, in fact we have two months left to may sell it officially, however we have started preparing things. Here you have the first 5 tips:

1. Look for clean cardboard boxes with a medium size and tape

This is easy for me because I work in a workshop, but in other case, surely you know someone who works
in a shop and may do you the favor of save some for you, of course, you may also buy them but, I think that if we may find them for free, better, isn't it? About the medium size... well your back will thank it...

2. Start cluttering off

There's not any need of taking our clutter with us so, this is the best moment to throw away (or even sell) all we don't need.

3. Look for a place to keep the moving boxes

A room you don't use, a storage room, a second home, your parents home, etc...

4. Take room by room

Start with a room and watch what you haven't used lately and you may not to use it but you don't want to throw away, that may be already packaged, so when it comes the moment to move you will not have so much to package.

For instance, I have started with the books I have already read:

The next things I'm going to package is the kids clothes that is already small and I want to keep, at the same time I will donate part of those clothes.

5. Number the boxes and record what you package.

When you put your things in boxes, make an inventory or what you are packaging and where it will be keep in the new place. I have prepared some labels for the boxes, these are for the boxes with just one kind of objects (e.g. 'books') and an inventory for those boxes with different kind of objects, to record all that is inside the box. Also a boxes list that keeps the box number, what's inside it (grosso modo) and what will be it's final location.


In short time I will continue with the tips :)

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

How to make your own saline solution at home

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Well, I think this is the very best solution that my pediatrician has given to me.

I started, I suppose than same as most of parents, buying the saline solution in small doses when it was needed, from time to time... until my kid started the school, and from then the mucus have became his partner (this year, they seem to be quite controlled, lets knock on wood...) with so much nose washings, we finished changing to a litre size and taking it with a syringe until in one of our last visits to our pediatrician she said us: And, why don't you prepare it? It's really easy... O_O (I think that was more or less my face...)

Well here you have the recipe, we have been using it for a while and it works (let me say, that if I would need it to wash eyes, I would buy it in a pharmacy...)

recipe saline solution

This saline solution may be used for 48 hours after its preparation, then it should be thrown away, so you don't have to prepare a lot.

We will need:

- 1/2 litre of water
- 5gr. of salt (salt as natural as possible, never with iodine or it will sting a lot)
- 1 glass bottle with a cover

We put the water in a pot, we take it to boiling point and kepp it boiling for at least 5 minutes, passed that time, we add it the salt and stir the water until having the salt solved and bottle it.

When it gets cold it may be used with the help of a syringe.

It's easy, isn't it?