Promise Rings

Every time we watched romantic movies where a guy would ask a woman for marriage by bending on one knees and holding out engagement ring or promise ring, I would really be moved to tears. It seems that I am that girl…so in love …so giddy! Makes me wander on our own wedding day where we slipped on our rings to signify before our witnesses that by the grace of God we commit for lifelong love and devotion to each other and and know that we are destined to be with each other for all eternity .

Are you familiar with promise rings? Tradition generally holds that these rings were given by younger couples. This was usually the case because it was normal for the young couple not to have a wealth position that would allow for marriage and children. With a promise ring, a guy could assure his beloved that at the right time (with enough courage, maturity and fortune to start a family) he’s going to marry her. He would remain faithful to her until such that that he’s able enough to walk the girl in the aisle of marriage.

There are many different promise ring styles:

  • White Gold Promise Rings
  • Diamond Promise Rings
  • Yellow Gold Promise Rings
  • Solid 14K designs

Many designs contain the heart symbol and it is symbolic in that the lover dedicates their heart to being with each other. In my case, I had that sterling silver promise ring because we’re not on the capacity to afford the precious styles and genuine diamonds.

Promise rings date back to the 16th century. They were also known as friendship rings . Back in the day, when a man could not afford to get married as the social structure of marriage was forbidding, they would buy a promise ring as a placeholder until such time they would be able to effectuate a marriage.

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Football gifts for my boys

In Philippines , when our boys in the house celebrate their birthdays, it’s common to give them basketball gifts because it’s the most popular sports in the country. Whereas, here in Thailand, boys will be greatly delighted if they’ll receive football gifts like unique football T-shirts , football frames, football clocks, football car magnets, pens, organizers, journals, notebooks , photo albums and more as long as they have “football-ey” designs because they’re avid fans of football. If you wanted to shop online, there’s so much to choose at Here are two of my fave:

This Stainless Steel Travel Mug is the ultimate in mugs for carrying hot or beverages without spills. Available in a 14 oz. size, this Travel Mug looks sharp with any custom logo or personal message engraved on it.

Customizable football- you have the choice to add team colors, text, logo and/or photo

Customized Throw Pillows for only $8.99 & Free Shipping !

Do you want your house to have a homely feel? Or do you wish to give your bedroom a new lease of life without having to do any major renovations? Sometimes, subtle changes can make the difference and an affordable solution such as cushion cases may well be the smart choice.

Using the today’s coupon you can enjoy a deal for from Artscow- 2 throw pillow cushion cases for a discounted price of just $8.99. What’s best is, this price includes shipment to anywhere that you can think of. So if you have friends and family overseas, this can also act as a perfect little gift!

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Don’t know how to make designs? Just click the link below to choose Artscow’s free-to-use design templates to make your job easier.

Use Your Time Wisely

How are you spending your time?

If you’re wise you’ll stop frequently and think about how you’re spending your time.

Who hasn’t heard the true story of Charles M. Schwab and Ivy Lee? Schwab was president of Bethlehem Steel. Lee, a consultant, was given the unusual challenge, “Show me a way to get more things done with my time.” Schwab agreed to pay him “anything within reason” if Lee’s suggestions worked. Lee later handed the executive a sheet of paper with the plan:

Write down the most important tasks you have to do tomorrow. Number them in order of importance. When you arrive in the morning, begin at once on number one and stay on it until it is completed. Recheck your priorities, then begin with number two, then number three. Make this a habit every working day. Pass it on to those under you. Try it as long as you like, then send me your cheque for what you think it’s worth.”‘ That one idea turned Bethlehem Steel Corporation into the biggest independent steel producer in the world within five years. How much did Schwab pay his consultant? Several weeks after he received the note, he sent Lee a cheque for $25,000, admitting it was the most profitable lesson he had ever learned.

Try it for yourself. If it works, great. But don’t send me any money for the idea.

4 Primary Reasons to Supplement Your Diet with Whey Protein

Wives who got husbands that maintain active lifestyle like me must know the importance of supplementing whey protein to their husbands diet.

Let me share to our story.

My husband before was ungracefully thin. No matter how much he eat, he never gain weight. Then he started exercising. He does gain weight but he’s not building any muscle. You know men, they can be sometimes vain when it comes to their physical appearance. They wanted to have six-pack abs and muscles. My husband’s not exempted to that. So when he discovered the importance of supplementing his diet with whey protein to meet his protein needs, he never hesitate to ask me to include in his monthly allowance the elite whey protein. Elite Whey Protein is so delicious it tastes like a Smooth Banana Shake. Elite is the perfect blend of Whey Protein Concentrates, Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolates, and Whey Peptides. This supplement isn’t cheap so I asked him good reasons on why should we buy this Whey protein supplement. Can’t he just get them from real food like chicken,turkey, lean beef, egg whites and fish ?

Hubby during one of his weight-lifting sessions

(Hubby's on the left) He's also active in marathon endeavors in our city!

Here are 4 primary reasons why someone like him with active lifestyle (he’s taking in intense cardio and weight training sessions) should supplement his diet with whey protein:

1. VERY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. The bodies of individuals with very active lifestyles will be breaking down more protein than the average person. Thus, compounding active lifestyle with exercise sessions and a whey protein supplement may be warranted to supplement levels of dietary protein.

2. DEFICIENCY of QUALITY Protein in one’s diet. My hubby’s not taking much of animal protein thus he has a high risk of having deficiency in protein intake. Thus, he needs the best protein supplement necessary to balance diet with the correct amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

3. For Pre-workout and Post-Workout Recovery Solution. If you take part in intense cardio or weight training sessions a post-workout protein-carbohydrate cocktail is an absolute must for proper recovery. Since liquids are easier and quicker to digest than solids, a post-workout drink is digested rapidly which will allow your body to begin the muscle recovery process as soon as possible after exercise.

Directions in making the supplement solution: Add 1 level scoop to 5-6 ounces of water, milk, or juice. Stir, shake, or blend for 20 seconds, or until completely dispersed, then drink immediately.

4. Building Muscles. Since muscle is built from protein, it would make sense that extra protein would help build muscle.

Am I convinced? You bet right! I was and I never regretted that I allow him to take whey protein supplement. He gained the weight he desired, build muscles and has the body that’s an envy to his fat friends..he..he…They wonder how was he able to maintain such a fine feature with muscles instead of fats!

BEFORE-ungracefully thin

AFTER- the result of exercise and proper diet with whey protein supplement

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