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DIY: Pots for Your Plants

It’s been quite some time since I have posted some of my and my husband’s do-it-yourself projects at home. I thought I should share one project that is really simple and doable plus it makes use of something you might just throw away. Recycling, after all, is something we can easily do with some of the items we have at home.

Materials for this project:
used plastic jugs
knife or cutting tool
nails

Steps:

  1. Get a used plastic jug. You may have plastic jugs at home which used to be containers of juice drinks, cooking oil or even car oil. You can alternatively use your empty water or soda bottles as well. Wash the jug first to clean out any remnant from its previous content.  
  2. Cut upper portion of the jug or container. You can adjust where to make the cut depending on the shape of the jug. We cut our jugs close to its middle part.

3. To create the draining holes in your jugs, you can use nails to bore a hole through. You can also use a knife or the sharp end of a scissor.

4. Now you are ready to fill in your “new” pot with soil and settle a plant into it. Easy does it!

Happy planting, gardening ­čÖé

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Purchase a Family Car

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So you’re considering getting a new car. Or more specifically, a family car.

Buying a car whether a new or used one requires a lot from the family budget so it certainly is a good idea to think about it well before you make the purchase.  So to all women and mothers in the house, here are 3 things to consider asking as you make that decision for the car.

  1. Who’s driving?┬áAre you the one driving most of the time? Or perhaps your husband or an older child would also be driving? The car should fit your needs and preferences then if you are the one who would be behind the wheel all or most of the time behind the family car. But if other members of the family will also have their time behind the wheels, then their preferences should be considered, too.
  2. What are the car’s features?┬áThink about the safety features of the car as your kids will be riding with you. But don’t stop there, in fact, check every feature of the car you have in mind for the family. Do your research. Visit several car outlets and dealers. Know that you can also do your research online. Cars.com┬ácan provide you the details and information you need. The site even provides car costs as well as helpful car reviews and videos.

    My cousin’s car is a good fit for the family.

  3. Am I aiming for a new car or a used one?┬áAs you consider the car features and your budget, you also need to weigh in if a new car or a 2nd-hand one is the choice for you this time. Getting a new one would be great but would it fit your budget? If you’re getting a used one at a cheaper rate, are you sure it’s worth the savings in the long run?

Buying a family car is a decision that will mean more mobility and even more fun for the family but it will also mean financial cost for you, your husband. Do your best to make sure that you have made the right choice.

Running a Training

During the last two weeks of June, I was invited to help facilitate two training courses.

The 1st training was more on one’s journey of fitting into God’s plan to be a blessing to the people of the world: people from your own culture and people from other cultures. The second one was about building relationships and raising funds.

Those two weeks were really full for me and for the others in the team. But we are thankful to God that we have been able to finish the training and to hear the participants share at the end how the training has helped them.

There were some technical issues during the training. Not major ones but only minor ones, like programming the TV screen to show the videos we were playing on our laptops which were part of our training. We had a good sound system during the training, including microphones which I really appreciated. I thought these are great quality! The quality of the technical things that you need during a training do matter.

Me speaking before LGU training participants in Bukidnon last year.

So far, the next training I am invited to be involved in will be held last week of August. Unlike the June training, I would need to travel to another city for this one.

What I like about running a training is, aside from the participants learning from it, I also learn a lot in the process. I have come to appreciate that even if I had already run a training before (with different participants, venue), there is always something new to learn from the experience. I think it’s amazing how much we can also learn from others. It’s not only the participants who learn from the training but also the trainers and facilitators.