Green Gadgets For Your Garden

You want to protect your home´s green garden

You want to protect your home´s green garden

Spring is the time when you want to spend maximum time outdoors. For those who have the luxury of a garden at their patio, spring time calls for basking in the sun or lazing around in the lap of nature, watching the flowers bloom and rejoicing in the company of chirping birds and other nature’s visitors like butterflies, bees, drones and squirrels.

But before you sink into your garden lounge chair with your favourite cup of coffee you may need to get your hands dirty and work on your garden to make it spruce up in its full green glory! Here are a few green gadgets and gizmos that can actually help your garden this spring:

1. Gadgets to ward off intruders in the garden

Electronic sensor owl works on solar power

Electronic sensor driver owl works with solar power

While birds may bring the wondrous chirping to your garden’s landscape, you may not want these feathered friends or some annoying pests to eat away the seeds you have planted into the soil. It is difficult to keep an eye on these little intruders all the time. This is where electronic sensor driver owls can help you. These gadgets look like owls and give a threatening stare to predators when their sensors beep a threat at a distance.

2. Gadgets to light up your garden landscape

Find lanterns that only light up your green space but also act as mosquito repellents saving you from the unwanted itch. It is a good idea to use LED lights to light up your garden paths. Use the waterproof variety to light up the garden pond or waterfall and make your garden come alive in the silence of the night.

3. Gadgets that help you enjoy the birds in your garden

Put a bird feeder

Add a bird feeder to your garden

Putting a bird bath or birth feeders in the garden may be dangerous as you may end up over tripping over them. Use the hanging variety readily available in the market. The height of these bird resting places also gives you a better view of these sky creatures.

There are also auto feeders available in the market that allow you to decide when and how much you want to feed the winged visitors.

If you are a bird watcher, you must install bird photo booths in your garden that allow you to click pictures of the different variety of birds as they eat from the feeder or play in the bath.

4. Watering Gadgets and Gizmos

If you have hanging plants, you can use a 50-foot coiled hose & wand set that can help you water your plants placed at a height without getting wet.
An environment friendly green gadget tip is to use water- efficient super nozzles variety that uses almost half the amount of water than the old style pistol nozzle.

While technology can provide some relief to the gardeners, it is said that the garden needs the gardener’s shadow and his (or her) sweat to prosper. So get your gardening gloves on and let your family enjoying your beaming green paradise this spring!

Keep The Passion Alive

Love can live long after the honeymoon is over

Love can live long after the honeymoon is over

Once the honeymoon period is over the real marriage begins. In the humdrum of daily monotonous household chores, managing the kids and in-laws, office files and project deadlines, the average married couple may soon begin to lose the passion that initially kept them on a high. It is easy to get bored of each other and lose the initial excitement about doing things together and living together. It may be a three year itch or the famous seven year itch that makes the romance dry up and the flame of passions burns out to give way for damp ennui.

This is when the true love that lies underneath the withering layers of passion needs to get up and take charge to make an effort to rekindle the romance. Here are five ways couples can use to rekindle the romance in your marriage:

1. Find time to go on dates

Go out on a romantic date with her

Go out on a romantic date with her

If your sensing that the romance has begun to fade away and the routine and mundane activities have taken over your love life as a couple, it is important to find time as a couple as relive your courtship period once again. If you have kids you may find it a daunting task, however this is where your parents can come to your rescue. Take their help to baby-sit your children and plan romantic escapades together. Revisit the places you visited during your courtship period. You could also plan a second honeymoon at an exotic getaway!

2. Do something special for each other

You may not always find time to plan dates or head out for a romantic getaway but you can always find ways to do something special for each other to rekindle the missing spark. You could surprise your spouse by picking them up from their workplace or send them flowers or prepare a special dinner with their favourite dishes to show your love.

3. Celebrate small occasions

Life is full of beautiful small moments. Don’t wait for a birthday or anniversary to plan a celebration. Celebrate small occasions like a small raise in pay, kids first day at school, your first date anniversary etc. You needn’t look for an occasion at times and just celebrate togetherness!

4. Follow your hobbies together

Under the changed scheme of things after marriage, the added responsibilities may come at the cost of giving up or ignoring your personal hobbies and passions. As a couple your hobbies could be common or different from one another. Encourage your spouse to follow his or her passion and be an ardent supporter in the pursuit. You could also join in and bring in a new flavour to your married life and become life partners in the truest sense. You could also pursue your common hobbies together as a couple and bring new meaning to your relationship.

5. Communication is the key

Communication is the key to a successful marriage

Communication is the key to a successful marriage

Effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship. It could be so that you are not finding time to effectively communicate your feelings with each other in the routine of the daily tasks at hand. Find the chat time to share your mind and heart with each other to stay connected as lovers.

Keeping the passion alive is the joint responsibility of both husband and wife. If the effort is one sided it is never going to work. While the passion may die out, true love always stays constant. The love is what gives you strength to work together as a couple and reignite the romance and get high on life!

So You’re Thinking Of Getting A Personal Trainer

You like to workout often

You like to workout often

Some people always have that feel that they must do physical exercise, that they must make exercise a regular part of their daily routine. Whether it is for the sake of health or just so they look good, there is always a good reason to exercise daily. Of course there are many ways to do exercise, most people prefer doing it alone, or going to the gym together with friends, others also hire their own personal trainers.

These people who actually hire personal trainers have a little more money to spend and must be really serious about getting a personal trainer. You might think that there is actually no need since you could do those exercises just fine by yourself, but how do you know when you really need a personal trainer?

When there is no variety in your routine

Doing the same kind of exercise every time is probably not the wisest thing to do if you are planning on a fully built body. If you only do push-ups you might get the abs but that will not do much to give you built biceps. If you are on the same workout machine at the gym every time and not trying out the other ones because you are scared you might hurt yourself or do not know how to work it them maybe you should consider getting a personal trainer.

Your personal trainer will not only be able to give variety to your exercise routine, and also be able to tell you what exercises you actually should do and what exercises suit you better.

You are not motivated enough

Lack of motivation for exercising at the gym

Lack of motivation makes it hard to work out at a gym

Trying to maintain a daily exercise routine can be tough, especially if you will be juggling your job and your family. You will not be able to focus properly and you will probably lose the will to continue your exercise, or sometimes you would just simply get bored with exercise and not want to continue doing so. It is going to be a little difficult getting the motivation back yourself, so that is when you can hire a personal trainer.

Having a personal trainer will ensure that you have someone properly motivating you while you are doing your exercise. They will certainly keep you going, thus helping you in continuing your exercise routine.

You are not going anywhere and getting hurt

There will be times in exercising where you might get yourself hurt, like maybe pull a muscle or so. You might also realize that no matter how much you are putting effort and exercising, you are still not reaching your goal. A personal trainer will help in preventing you from injuries and ensuring that you do reach your goal.

You need a personal trainer

You need a personal trainer

Getting a personal trainer really is just up to a person’s taste, and if s/he is really that serious in his/her exercise. However if you find yourself in any of the three situations above, and want to improve your exercise routine, there is no harm in getting a personal trainer for yourself.

Pay Your Debts Vs. Investing Your Extra Money

You must deal with your debt problems

You must deal with your debt problems

People have been finding ways to decrease their debt especially after the financial crisis. They have been careful in spending and even reduce their expenses while they still don’t have extra cash. Those who have lots of money can stay afloat and can afford to go on with their expenditures. Those who have barely enough would of course decide to pay off their debts. However, there are also those that say that it is good to keep the debts and invest the money instead. This can become confusing. Here are some tips to help you decide:

Come up with a budget plan

Before you decide to invest, make sure you invest only your extra cash. There are those who invest in the hope of gaining profit to pay off their debts but end up being broke when their investment fails. Remember that investment is a little bit of gamble and of luck. When you invest your extra cash, you won’t have a hard time coping if you lose because you still have your working money but if you have invest your working money, you’ll end up losing everything. With the budget plan, you can assess if you have extra money to invest or not.

Always have an emergency fund

Be always prepare for an emergency, keep some savings

Always be ready for an emergency, keep some savings

Just like the old saying, always prepare for the rainy days. Before deciding to invest, you must have an emergency fund that you can use in case of an emergency. Experts usually agree that the emergency fund should be equivalent to three times your regular monthly income. This fund should be kept somewhere you can access easily because you need to have access to these funds quickly when there is an emergency. Don’t invest your emergency funds on mutual funds which you can’t withdraw anytime.

Prioritize your debts

There can be different kinds of debts that you need to pay. These debts have different payment terms and different interest rates. Experts usually advice to settle the debts that have bigger interests simply because they increase your debt faster compared to the others. There are many models and methods to attack different debts simultaneously and you have to search for the model that works for you. You can pay off the debts with the largest interest rates.

Invest only in deals that have a bigger chance to succeed

The aim of investments is of course to win and to win big. Don’t try to invest just for the sake of investing. Don’t invest in a deal just because you were referred by a friend. When you invest, find time to study where you are investing your money. Make sure you get the maximum gains when you succeed and the lowest possibility of losing your investment. When you do this, you’ll have bigger changes of getting positive results from your investments.


Save money and pay off your debts

Save money and use it wisely

Compare the interest rates that you will save against the returns that you will get before deciding to invest. If you get good returns, it might be good to keep the debts and get something out from your money. If you find that the returns are not significant, pay the debt at once.

What Makes A Great Employee? Top 4 Qualities Employers Look For

A great employee is that who can lead others

A great employee is one who leads others

There are three fundamental qualities that can get you to the kind of job you want: contacts, competence, and credibility. You should network and market yourself to as many professionals as possible because 85% of job vacancies are not always posted anywhere. You need to know what you do. In short, you should be competent. Be credible! For you to get the best referrals, people want to feel that you’re consistent and that you uphold the best values. Besides these qualities, there are traits that employers want to see in candidates they consider for employment. Depending on the nature of business and the needs of the company, some employers may consider certain qualities more important in the list than others. In general, below are some of the 4 qualities to develop if you want to land your dream job:

1. Employers want intelligence

Show initiative and intelligence

Show initiative and intelligence

Your level of intelligence will determine how much you can contribute to the overall productivity of the company. Intelligence here has to do with your ability to plan, to set priorities, to organize, to analyze, to understand complex problems and find quick solutions for them. Intelligence is the common sense that accompanies you in the day-to-day challenges of life. It is the practical knowledge that enables you to survive through difficult situations. An intelligent person is also curious: he asks intelligent questions and gets answers.

2. Integrity that defines your work

This could be the most important quality in an employee’s career. Employers want people who are true to themselves and who are honest in their relationships with others. Integrity is not about being perfect. It is the ability to demonstrate loyalty, and consistency in your willingness to grow. Yes, as a human person you too make mistakes, but you are not afraid to admit them. Only those who can admit their mistakes are willing to learn from them. The opposite of integrity will be deception, duplicity, and hypocrisy. People who lack integrity can cause a lot of problems in the workplace. One of the signs that you’re a loyal person is that you do not speak negatively about your previous employer. Employers are not stupid, and they will know that you’ll not remain loyal to them. If you can speak badly of your previous employer, you will certainly speak badly of your current one.

3. The ability to lead others is another important quality

Leadership is one of the key qualities that employers look for when considering new candidates. Leadership means cohesion and continuity for the company. You should be someone who is willing to accept responsibility and the challenges of new tasks. You want to take charge, you volunteer for new assignments and you are accountable for the results. You do not make excuses; you do not shift responsibility to someone else. You’re eager to take charge of new projects and doing your utmost best to achieve company goals.

4. Employers like people who are likeable

Easy-going, friendly, warm, and cooperative people are those that also attract the interest of employers. You’re not someone with a difficult character and you can easily fit in any work environment. Employers want people who are easy to deal with, people who cooperate, and people who can work with others in a family spirit. Teamwork is the underlying principle behind every business success, and people with pleasing personalities are always more popular and effective in their work than stubborn and difficult people. With a pleasing personality, you can easily get anyone on your side.

A great employee works hard for the company

A great employee works hard for the company

Aside from the above mentioned qualities that most employers look for, there are other important qualities to cultivate such as competence. This quality has already been mentioned at the start of this post. You also need courage. Yes, some jobs can be really challenging, and you can find yourself working with a difficult manager or having to learn new things or to immerse yourself in a culture that is completely different from yours. You’ll need courage to face the challenges that come with your assignment. Courage goes hand in hand with inner strength. The employer want to see someone who is calm and in total control. If you work on these qualities, you can be sure than employers will hire you without any hesitation.