Thursday, 30 September 2010

Accept credit card payments on your website

There are good reasons why most online businesses are accepting credit card as a way of payment. First let’s look it up on the buyers side. As a buyer, like me, I prefer to use my credit card when shopping online, because it is convenient and very flexible for me to pay it back, I earn points every time I use my credit card, and every year my credit limit goes up, so that means more spending power! On the business side, it is always guaranteed to have an increase of sales and revenue as more and more people are using credit card as a way of payment and guaranteed to receive the payment straight away compare to checks. With these few very good reasons, I think it would be wise for you to accept credit card payments on your website. Mind you, most successful brand shops do accept credit cards, so why not give it a go? Start now, start it with

Fish with rotten tail

Today my two lovely fantail fish just died due to rotten tail or fin rot. What happen is that when my husband bought a bigger aquarium, he also bought 2 additional fantail, 1 silvery colour and 1 black moor fish. Days after they are all together in one aquarium the black moor fish have been chasing the 2 gold fantail fish and I notice there was a little nip on the right corner of the tail on one of the gold fish. Since they have been chased every day, the other gold fish is always at the bottom of the tank hiding on one of the live plant I bought. The second fish is on top and was always bullied by the moor fish. The 2nd week, I notice the fin is thinning out and there has been some sort of white flake on the body. I took the 2 new fish out and placed it in a smaller aquarium, but the two gold fantails are very week and today found them floating lifeless with white flakes all over their body. I am so sad.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

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Washing woolen clothes

I have just taken out my woolen winter coat and now ready for washing. Yes, I do wash my woolen clothes myself and glad to say that I have been doing well with it. Nothing has happen to the wool fabric or any damage so far when I washed it and here is how I do it:

• Put your wool coat or jacket inside a white pillow case and tie the tip of the pillow case. If you coat is too big to get into a pillow case you can use an old yet clean white bed sheet to wrap your coat, the best thing to do is make a sack out of it and put your coat inside then tie the end of the sack.

• Put it inside the washing machine.

• Put a little amount of washing machine detergent and a tiny amount of fabric conditioner.

• Wash it in the most gently setting on the washing machine and should be washed on cold water. Some new washing machine has this wool wash feature, so if you got this, you might as well use it using the same procedure above.

• Spin dry. Do not use the tumble dryer machine as this might cause shrinkage.

• Once done, take it out of the washing machine and open the sack or pillow case to get your coat out and leave it to dry indoors.

• You can iron it when it is almost dry by using an old white bed sheet. Put it over or on top the coat, and then run the iron on the sheet on top of the coat.

But be aware that woolen materials are very delicate as it could shrink when not properly washed or the worst you could ruined it, so I would advise that if your coat, jacket or sweater is very expensive, you could just have it professionally washed so you will not regret if anything happens to it!

Opticians, PD measurement and online eyeglasses store

I just wanted to share with you what I have found out on opticians forum website. The topic was about people coming into their clinic asking for a PD measurement or pupillary distance and going online to buy a pair of eyeglasses where they could get it a lot cheaper. Well guess what? The opticians were not very happy with it; in fact some of them would refuse to give a customer’s PD measurement if they would not agree to get a package deal. Some of them would charge a customer with such a high price for just a PD measurement. The thing is that not all people can afford such high price that is why they go to an online shop where anyone can get a pair of really good eyeglasses for as low as $8. I was researching about this online shop that the opticians are going on about and I found out that it was Now, I have heard a lot about this online shop and read a couple of good feedback from them that they do really good quality eyeglasses for a very affordable price. Anyway, we cannot really do anything if these opticians would refuse to get our PD measurement, what I did to get my PD measurement is that I research on the internet where to get a free PD test and found one, I happen to have it on one of the giant supermarket as they do it yearly. You see some supermarkets does offer free PD measurement, usually once in every year with their optician without any obligation to purchase a pair of eyeglasses from them. On the usual days, they do charge, but for a lesser amount, which I think is fair enough. Also I heard that you can actually measures a PD to 200th/mm exact by using an iPhone. I do not really know how to, as I do not own an iPhone, but some says it does. So you might as well have a go with it.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Blog Updates

These past few days, I have been busy blogging and so far all 3 of my blogs now been updated. My latest blog which I have just started the other month now got 4 post, unfortunately it does not have any visitor yet but it is a good blog. My new blog is called Hometips and the posts written there was about cleaning tips. Since this blog is about home, I am planning to add more on it, like growing indoor and outdoor plant tips, delicious recipes that my husband loves to cook and probably some photos and review of my very own home equipment. Anyway, feel free to have a glance on my other blogs called hometips and chloesworld. My chloeworld blog has some very useful information about parenting tips, so if you have a little one or just about to have a baby, I would really recommend this blog. You may click on the links located on the right corner of this blog just right after my profile to visit my other blogs. Thank you and have a lovely day.

Designer Nursing Uniforms

If you are looking for a cheap yet quality scrubs clothing, then I think you would not want to miss this out! I have just saw this website that sells lovely nursing uniforms that any nurse would be proud of wearing it. These are beautifully designed uniform and if you look at some of the photos on the website you will see that it has more details when it comes to stitching and styling.

Unlike the usual boring scrub tops, this has a signature designer stitching on the pocket, which I think is very attractive. This goes the same with the scrub pants; it also has a lovely double stitching design on the pocket with its logo. Well, to tell you, these trendy scrub clothing is only available online and not on the high street shops, so you will not get the same stylish look for a bargain price anywhere else!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Changing color using a fabric dye

I recently Dye my daughters hat using a fabric dye for hand use and it turned out great! It was a lovely hat made of cotton and a polyester lining, the outer shell which is cotton has totally absorb all the color, but sad to say the polyester lining was not that great. Anyway, if you want to dye a piece of cloth using a fabric dye for hand use it is best to know that there are some fabric that are not suitable to dye and these are fabric that are pure polyester, acrylic, nylon, and fabric that has special finishes. A fabric hand dye for hand use is usually suitable for cotton, linen and viscose, wool and silk and here is the direction of how to use it.

• You will need a 250g of salt and a rubber gloves.

• Weigh dry fabric to check that you have sufficient dye. Wash thoroughly, even if new, to remove stains or dressings which may not be visible to the eye. Leave damp.

• Wearing rubber gloves, empty full contents of pack into 500ml of warm water.

• Fill bowl/stainless steel sink with approx. 6 litres of warm water (40 degrees c).

• Stir in 250g (5tbsp) of salt. Add dye and stir well.

• Submerge fabric in water

• Stir for 15mins. Then stir regularly for 45mins

• Rinse fabric in cold water. Wash in warm water and dry away from direct heat and sunlight.

• Wash separately for first few washes to remove any excess dye.

• Then hang it and leave it to dry.

Note that one pack will dye up to 250g of dry weight fabric (e.g. shirt) to full shade or larger amounts to a lighter shade.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

2011 Promotional Calendars

Looking for 2011 calendars? Well, I came across this website where you can order variety of calendars with stunning photos from landmarks, animals, wildlife, vehicles and many more. You can choose whatever you like! Whether it would be wall calendars, magnets calendars, calendar cards, or even desk calendars they got it all! The calendar that I am most interested of is the desk calendars, as my husband and I are planning to have a couple of prints of this to be given away for family and friends over Christmas. Each desk calendar comes with an envelop, so it is very handy for mailing. I would say these are actually brilliant for businesses as you can add your name and contact info to the front and back of calendars as a sort of advertising your company. You can get it as quick as next day delivery or have it in standard delivery so you can get it a lot cheaper, But I think I might go for the standard posting as I want to get it a cheap as possible. Anyway, i suggest that you visit the website to check it out yourself and see the wide ranges of 2011 promotional calendars. Just to let you know, I am always on an eye for a bargain and I would say this is definitely a good buy as you can get 10 pieces of desk calendars for an amazing value of $29.99.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Dorset Steam Fair 2010

It has been a week now since I have been back from holiday at the steam fair in Dorset and it has been over all a lovely holiday. During the 5 days steam exhibition, the weather was great and the attraction was bigger and better than it used to be. Well, here are some of the photos I have taken from the great Dorset steam fair 2010.

About the steam fair: The attractions were composed of Steam Exhibition and demonstration, vintage and classic vehicles, rural displays, entertainment and music, booth market and fun fair for everyone. I think it is an excellent fun and action packed day out or even staying in camping for the whole family!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Postcard mailing

Recently browsing online for a postcard and I have discovered this great website where you can get and send postcards to your friends and love ones. What I like about this is that you can make it more personalized by adding your photo and text on the post card. They also guarantee that the postcard will be received on the specific time and date which is absolutely brilliant! Just imagine when you are travelling on a very busy sightseeing schedule or even on a business trip and you could not get the time to queue on a post office. All you have to do is get on the computer after a busy day and just spend 5 to 10 minutes on the computer to get online on this postcard mailing services and create your very own postcard and then choose a receiving date, and then you can relax because everything is taken care by the mailing service. They also do multiple printing of postcards, so if you wish to order bulks with different names and addresses, you can also get it on this website. This would be ideal for businesses and special occasions. Anyway, if you wish to have a go or just check out the website, you can click on the link above.