Sunday, November 24, 2013

Rabbit TV!

Have you tried this one? 
While I and my husband was shopping in a department store, there was a small shelf in a corner which says "As seen on TV products", so out of curiosity, we didn't mind taking a look around. So, I saw this one on the shelf, so I thought I want to try it. It was worth 10 bucks, so not bad, since the features seem to be good.

I installed the RabbitTV into my laptop's USB port and installation was a breeze. Just follow the simple instructions and you're good to go thereafter :).

You can then watch a lot of TV channels and movies direct from your computer. But do take note that this only works with a high speed internet access. So, be sure you have your own internet access at home or wherever you may want it to play. 
I only tried this once, when I tried searching one of my TV regular show that I missed one time, and indeed I saw it there. Episodes are there as well, so you can never miss any show if ever you haven't watched one of  the episodes in a certain day.

On the package it says there are 5,000 free TV internet channels you can watch, but I haven't counted! So, I guess, what you see is what you get when you read its features.

The only thing you have to take note though; - the package only comes with a free 1 year subscription service. So, if you love the service, and you want to continue it for another year, you have to pay $10. They have 5 years subscription service as well for $9/year.

I think this deal will be worth it for those who are movie and TV fanatics, as well as for those who are music lovers! Yes, it can also pick up radio stations, so expect to hear tons of music as well. Quite an awesome deal if you are on a tight budget I guess. You only pay as long as you want, that simple!

Not bad! I still have more than halfway of a year to enjoy it. So, I am taking the chance right now ;).

Monday, November 18, 2013

Guide To Mums - For Beginners

As you know, mums are one of fall's favorite flower ;).

Follow these steps;

Check plant tags and cross-reference with already opened blooms so you can maximize bloom time. Start buying plants as they start to break bud, usually when night temps drop, (around mid-September).

You can actually save more by choosing darker shades like bronze and burgundy. They also look better longer. Same is true for mums with double, as opposed to single, daisy-like blooms.

Buy the bigger plant...what you see is what you get! They thrive perfectly in the sun, but if you're planning to compost them once show is over, it's okay to bend the rule ;).
Choose soil that is moist but never wet. When it's cooler, check it at least every other day, and do check it daily when weather is warm.

Fertilizers are not necessary. Remove the faded blooms to give way for more buds to open and you'll have that perfect color you always love. :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Is Your Backyard Tick-Free?

Did you know that most ticks lurk in the woods and woods line? So, make sure you make a 3-ft. wide barrier of wood chips, gravel or mulch between woods and lawn, - this helps isolate them, especially if you have a huge backyard.

Leave at least 9 feet of unused lawn inside the perimeter barrier. Most ticks tend to stay in this area.
Ticks love to stay in the shade, so free your lawn from leaf piles and keep your grass short.

Be sure firewood piles are away from your yard, because mice (they carry ticks) mostly like to build their homes in firewood piles. Set your bird feeder away from the center of your yard which can lessen your risk. Birds can also carry ticks as well as mice and deer which eat on fallen seeds.

Play equipments should be placed within the 9-ft. zone and put wood chips under it.

If you hae vegetable garden in your yard, put a deer-proof fence on your entire yard. Be sure you have flowers that are deer-resistant. Ask your nursery plant assistant if you need help getting one.

A deck or patio can help you avoid ticks on the lawn.

So, don't get bitten! Tick-proof your backyard.