End of the Year Wishlist

I love making wishlists! Not that I’m a crazy compulsive shopper, on the contrary wishlists allows me to curb spending. When I have a wishlist, I’m able to somehow see what I want, what I need and which one to prioritize. So if on a whim I thought I wanted something impractical, then when I make some sort of wishlist, I’d most probably realize I don’t actually need them.

I’m also patting myself in my back coz I managed to avoid shopping in the midst all those Black Friday and Cyber Monday temptations!!

Just the same I have this 4 items on my wishlist, perhaps for Christmas.

 

De'Longhi Espresso MachineDe’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker – yes! I want an espresso machine. If I only get one item from this list, I want this. I’m coffee addicted after all.

 

G-Box TV Box PlayerG-Box Midnight MX2 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Dual Core XBMC Streaming Mini HTPC TV Box Player– My geek pick for this year.

 

Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Non-Stick 5-Piece Bakeware Set, OrangeRachael Ray Oven Lovin’ Nonstick Bakeware Collection – my bakeware collection needs some updating, and I want this.

And these cookbooks…(yeah, I’m handy in the kitchen and I love having my army of cookbooks).

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious CelebrationsThe Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations

 

Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of ThailandPok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

 

Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious RecipesEveryday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes

That’s it!! Not an extensive list but things that would make me happy..

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Android Homescreen: Old Paper

I miss tweaking my phone. This is my current setup for my Galaxy S3. I made this last October and stuck to it. Mostly because it’s really tailored for me. And I also don’t have time to change it.

I’m actually itching to change it into something with a  scrapbook feel, but I’m just too busy right now.

This one is a little vintage-y and I just love the whole color and how easy it is on the eyes.

Just too bad, I accidentally deleted the base files for this, but this was basically made with Photoshop then I used the apps Nova Launcher, Desktop Visualizer, Minimalist Text.

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Funky Cateye Glasses

I’ve been hopping around, checking out eyewear shops. The glasses are not for me, but for my really ‘fashionista’ daughter. She’s been asking me to buy her a funky colorful catseye glasses she can wear for her Christmas party. I do wonder what kind of ‘look’ she wants to have for the party.

Anyway, I saw this two on Amazon and they look really cool! Check them out.

 

Hip Hop 50s Shop Child Cateye Glasses - Hot PinkHip Hop 50s Shop Child Cateye Glasses

Cateye GlassesCateye Glasses

I love them! Like they are geeky but with an added funk. I might even want one for myself. Just for fun!

 

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Mirror 2.0 An Interactive Bathroom System

Oh yes. I think this is my dream bathroom mirror.

Mirror 2.0 Interactive Bathroom System

Lol. I am pretty sure a lot of geeks would concur with me. Well, not just geeks, even those people who are crazy busy would love this. It has an array of features that sounds like heaven to me. Hahaha.

And I quote from Yanko Design

…uses voice command, face and gesture recognition technology! Two LCD displays are placed behind a one-way mirror with a camera for face recognition, sensors for motion control and a microphone for voice control. To keep you entertained the mirror plays your music or movies, displaying your e-book or streaming the news.

If that is not enough, it even communicates reminders or gives you updates on the weather; it can moderate the room temperature and dim the lights.

This innovative mirror was designed by  Robert Grynkofki and is Reece 2013 Bathroom Innovation Award entry.

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Pretty iPhone 5C Cases

It’s been awhile since I featured an accessory for iPhone loving friends and readers. So its high time I feature another cool list of fab accessories for your iPhone.

This time I’m picking out some pretty iPhone 5c cases. I know a lot of my friends who use this phone, so check out these list:

[amazon_link id=”B00EZA1L2W” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Diztronic Pink GlitterFlex TPU Case for Apple iPhone 5C - Retail Packaging[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00EZA1L2W” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Diztronic Pink GlitterFlex TPU Case for Apple iPhone 5C[/amazon_link] – love this! so subtly feminine.

 

[amazon_link id=”B00F87TE9I” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Handmade Luxury Designer Bling 3D Colorful Special Crystal Angle Wing Genius Case Cover For Apple iPhone Smart Mobile Phones (iPhone 5C, Pink)[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00F87TE9I” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Handmade Luxury Designer Bling 3D Colorful Special Crystal Angle Wing Genius Case Cover For Apple iPhone Smart Mobile Phones[/amazon_link] – well, if you love pretty blings, this one’s for you.

 

[amazon_link id=”B00FXBCZAE” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]EMPIRE Signature Series Slim-Fit Case for Apple iPhone 5C - Mint Chevron[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00FXBCZAE” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]EMPIRE Signature Series Slim-Fit Case for Apple iPhone 5C – Mint Chevron[/amazon_link] – if you like geometric shapes with soft colors, this one looks really classy.

 

[amazon_link id=”B00EOM4IJ4″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Yousave iPhone 5C Case Jellyfish Silicone Gel Cover[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00EOM4IJ4″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Yousave iPhone 5C Case Jellyfish Silicone Gel Cover[/amazon_link] – a funky, colorful case with a very fun vibe!

 

[amazon_link id=”B00EZGCX4G” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Pandamimi ULAK(TM) Luxury Glitter Bling Crystal Rhinestone Chrome Plastic Hard Case Cover for Apple iPhone 5C with Stylus and Screen Protector (Rose Pink)[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00EZGCX4G” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Pandamimi ULAK(TM) Luxury Glitter Bling Crystal Rhinestone Chrome Plastic Hard Case Cover for Apple iPhone 5C with Stylus and Screen Protector (Rose Pink)[/amazon_link] – another nice pick for hardcore fans of bling blings.

 

[amazon_link id=”B00ENOBLPM” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][ iPhone 5C Case] Cellto iPhone 5C Case Wallet Flip Type with HD Screen Protector [Slim Fit] [Hot Pink] Diary Cover /w ID Slot Top Quality with Premium PU Leather and TPU Dual Layer - EPI Style[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00ENOBLPM” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Cellto iPhone 5C Case[/amazon_link] Wallet Flip Type with HD Screen Protector [Slim Fit] [Hot Pink] Diary Cover /w ID Slot Top Quality with Premium PU Leather and TPU Dual Layer – EPI Style – something elegant and would project a professional image.

 

[amazon_link id=”B00FGXQ6CC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Fosmon iPhone 5C Case [DURA-POLKA] Polka Dot Flexible TPU Cover (White / Rainbow Dots)[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00FGXQ6CC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Fosmon iPhone 5C Case [/amazon_link][DURA-POLKA] Polka Dot Flexible TPU Cover (White / Rainbow Dots) – I absolutely adore this. So retro!

 

[amazon_link id=”B00FGCJQO8″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]CoverON® Hard Slim Design Case for Apple Iphone 5C - with Cover Removal Pry Tool - Pink Orange Butterfly[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00FGCJQO8″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]CoverON® Hard Slim Design Case for Apple Iphone 5C[/amazon_link] – so pretty! And with lots of designs to choose from.

Which one’s your favorite?

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Easy htacess Redirect Code

I’ve moved websites several dozen times already. And usually they are WordPress blog sites and on same domains. So its simply a server/host move.  And I didn’t have to be bothered to learn about redirects for changed URL’s. For me, these has become even something like a routine.

But, its a bit of a different story when it comes to moving a site to another domain name. I’ve only done this a few times. And aside from the actual moving of the site to where you are hosting the new domain, you also have to make sure that your old domain redirects to the new domain.

Of course, you don’t want to lose traffic right? I am also of belief that this helps in search engine indexing. I’ve also realized that the usual 301 redirects found on cpanels works on the main url but on sub posts/pages it often does not. So I had to dig in for more .htaccess code to use to ensure that all my old url’s would redirect to the new url’s. This is specially crucial for blogs with hundreds if not thousands of pages. You won’t want to leave leaving your readers searching in a huge pile if you just redirect to the main URL.

I found this code works really best:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http:/newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

It would redirect every single old URL to the exact new URL, so everything would be seamlessly redirected for your readers. You just need to navigate to where your .htaccess file is on your old domain (if you don’t have one, then just create one), then paste above code, then save.

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This App Gets Me Out of the Couch

Oh yeah! I’m not kidding!

It’s a simple app, but it really drags me out of my sedentary existence. Ha! I work on the computer all day long so yeah, I’m really so in need of getting up and getting going.

I’ve tried countless ways and motivations and I’ve also tried complicated apps, to no avail. I’ll be up and about when its new but end up slouching off again.

I’m blabbing about Noom Walk!! A simple pedometer that has now made me obsessed with reaching my daily ‘walk/steps’ goal.

Pedometer App

I tell you, I’ve used complicated apps with slews of features and they’ve never gotten me to move like this little pedometer has done. In fact, I’ve used the Noom Weight Loss app but found it to need to much attention, logs that I lost interest after a week.

Best of all, its FREE. And works awesome especially if you’re a beginner. Now I partner my walks with flow yoga and I can’t believe how much I’m gaining strength and toning.

 

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I Said Sayonara

Nah. This is not a weepy post. I simply liked the word ‘sayonara’ and that’s exactly what I did with my old web host. I said, goodbye.

To be honest I should have done this since last year, but as usual I was either procrastinating and I was really busy. Midway this year, I got myself a reseller hosting account and transferred almost all my domains there.

But for some reason I still maintained the old hosting account. I know it was not a sound business decision, but I was being paranoid. So I ended up paying for two more months of hosting.

This week though I decided to go and finish the move. I transferred the last remaining site, and just today, I cancelled my old hosting subscription. And guess what, I feel totally liberated. Hahaha. I know it sounds crazy. But I totally feel like I deserve a nice reward. Not really a bad idea since I’ll be saving loads from hosting fees from now on.

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