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Monday, February 18, 2013

Sun Cellular's CDO Bloggers Party

          Thank you, Sun Cellular! Last Feb. 11, 2013, we, the CDO Bloggers, were invited by Sun Cellular to a party in Seafood Island, Centrio Mall.





Friday, February 1, 2013

The Outstanding Versatility of Round Cushions



          Round cushions, which can be put on the floors of living rooms,  bedrooms, or dens, are indeed wonderful accessories. These can also be placed on the seats of appropriate dining chairs, general round chairs, etc. Furthermore, they can be used as back supports or as sofa ornaments, too. And, if more bed pillows are needed during a sleepover, these round cushion pillows can come to the rescue. Also, if a sleeping space is necessitated, putting several pieces of such cushions side by side will be an instant bed.

          The above-mentioned cushions come in different sizes and degrees of flatness or thickness. The ready-made varieties can either be with or without separate cases. If cases are not included, at least one set should be purchased, as these cases are also protective coverings. In general, the cases are made of fabric, of leather, of plastic, etc. Since these coverings come in assorted colors, patterns, and styles, the cushions are definitely strikingly beautiful decorative pieces which possess immense functionality as well. On one hand, the levels of comfort and durability depend on the individual foams or fillings which are typically the memory foam, the polyester, the polystyrene balls, etc.

          Getting one really big cushion of the round shape can be the focal point of an area, especially if its covering has an eye-catching hue that will stand out from the dominant unified shade of the furnishings. Likewise, two medium-sized cushions, or a few smaller ones, will also be fine. More so, because the appliances and the furniture items are generally square or rectangle, having a different shape amidst these things therefore creates a splendid contrast. On the other hand, a living room which is filled with the natural color of wood can benefit well with a piece, or more, of solid red, yellow, cream, or beige round-shaped cushions. Designs of multiple patterns and colors on the cushions' cases will also be perfect in this situation.

          For a different impact from time to time, various coverings with different designs can be aptly chosen, for changing looks once in a while. Indeed, these remarkable round cushions can efficiently alter the whole look of any room. -- ARV

The Priceless Benefits of a Wicker Porch Swing (I Wish Our House Has a Porch)

           Gently swaying on a wicker porch swing can make a person recall some fond memories. More so, relaxing on it provides comfort and peace which both the mind and the body necessitate. Such swing can either be the kind that is secured to the porch's ceiling, or the one that is dangling from its stand or frame. Each type, having the new resin wicker designs for outdoor use, will not decay, fade, or chip. Both of these possess the elegance of wicker, but are more long-lasting, and never require painting. These come in different styles of contemporary, rustic, and traditional designs. Moreover, there are also unique designs. More versatility can be acquired upon choosing from an assortment of colors and cushion patterns which will suit any personal taste. These days, the new versions have individual strong foundations, making them last for years.

          Getting the type that has its own frame will add to the versatility and convenience of being able to transfer it from an area to another, whether outdoors or indoors. No matter where it is actually placed, it will absolutely be preferred and appreciated by everybody. Therefore, getting at least one more can be a wise move, since they are generally very reasonably-priced. Actually, the contentment and relaxation derived from smoothly swinging on one, and the perfect space it provides for valuable family bonding, are priceless.  

          Whilst these attractive swings are available in various colors, selecting the white wicker porch swing variety will blend excellently with the surroundings because of white's 'neutrality'. On one hand, white is all the more enhanced by the brilliant green leaves of trees and plants outside, or by the furnishings inside the house. Furthermore, the patterns and the hues of the swing's interchangeable cushions will complement well with its white color. Indeed, getting a wicker porch swing can alter one's way of spending leisure, as well as family, time for the better, if not the best. --ARV

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Your Dream Wedding (Mine, Too, If I Get Married Again) Does Not Have to Be Expensive


          You can plan your own wedding in enjoyable and fulfilling ways despite this task's overwhelming totality. Even if you and your partner get a professional wedding planner, it is most ideal that you personally do the overall planning so you can surely have the wedding you have most wanted. More often than not, the most difficult aspect in this scenario is the selection of a wedding theme. If your budget and time allow, you can opt for a unique and grand one. Meanwhile, if your budget is limited, it should not be a hindrance to having your dream wedding.


          Themes for weddings need not be costly as there are many practical and creative manners that do not necessitate expensive wedding decorations. For an indoor church marriage ceremony, you can opt for affordable materials and accessories to decorate the whole area with. On the other hand, an outdoor wedding such as that in the garden, beach, or local park, can be equally fun and memorable with the right choices of decorations. Inexpensive flowers, balloons, or ribbons, or a combination of all three, can definitely perk up any atmosphere. The same set of wedding decorations should ideally be used for the reception area.

          If you want, you can absolutely pick white decorations that will perfectly complement your white motif. These modern times, many couples choose other colors for their respective weddings, and you can also do the same. For one, if you opt for a blue motif, you and your mate can wear dark blue wedding outfits whilst the entourage can have light blue ones, and the decorations can be of a blue shade that is in between dark and light. The effect will be amazingly wonderful to the look and feel.


          All in all, since a wedding is a momentous event, you must carefully plan everything alone, with your partner, or with the professional planner. The initial step to this is the allocation of your actual total budget. From there, everything will fall into place as long as you are determined, energized, and willing to make your wedding very memorable. -- ARV