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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Made in the Philippines

Our neighbor has these  seashell products display at her porch. Upon seeing itm I told my daughter that I bet it is madein the Philippines.  She looked at the bottom of each products and sure enough, they are all made in the Philippines.  My daughter asked me how did I know.  I told her that  it is one of the  big saleable items in the coastal area of the Philippines.  
 I remember when I was a kid, we would gather sea shells and make our own curtain  or  window displays.  We never had any fancy stuff so we make our own out of the   resources that mother nature has given us.
 I love this owl one, it looks really pretty.
These are the kinds of shells that we normally found along the coastal shore of Donsol, my hometown.  

Glass with a Twist

Last year, I was hooked into li-ghting candles as a way of relaxation at home.  I kept all of the candle jars   because I know that we could use them for some sort of art project at home.  So  on Father's day this year,  we made some craft projects for Daddy instead of buying him a gift.  We used  colored sand, photos, andf other things  for him.  I am so glad that he loved it.  
Omn another note, did you know that you can personalized  votive candle holders,.  You can make engraved items from glass with a twist like votives which I like because you can  put your own spin to a regular votive candle  holders.  I bet candle lovers would love a nice  surprise gift like that.  I know I would.  But anyway, if you want to check it out, you can go to Glass with a Twist and see  how you can personalized  things.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Another Mini Road Trip

Photos were taken on Juky 24th when we took the kids to a mini road trip down to Sandcastle, a water park located in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Homestead. I love the location of the park as it is located on a 67-acre piece of land along the banks of the Monongahela River.   The owner if of Sandcastle is Parques Reunidos, the same company who also purchased Kennywood Entertainment.
This was our first time coming to this place.  It is  located on the right side  where we drive when going to Kennywood.
This is a nice landmark on the way to the park so you will not miss the turn if going there.
The place is really nice.  I wish that there is a place likke this in West Virginia.  There are beautiful places here in our State  but it is not really well-developed.
Entering the   Sandcastle, the entrance where you pay for the parking area.  Preferred parking is $12 while the regular is $6.
I would say that I enjoy my time there, the setting is very relaxing as you can see the beautiful  view of the river.  I will post some photos  next time so please tune in.

How to Convert DVDs into mp4 with Movavi Video Converter

Converting your DVDs into MP4 format is advantageous for you in many ways. One advantage is that you will be able to play the audio or video file on your phone. The majority of smartphones can only play MP4 videos. If you want to watch a DVD on your phone, you will have to convert it into MP4. When you convert the DVD into MP4, it will not have any impact on the quality of the video. If you want, you can use Movavi Video Converter to improve the video quality. 

Besides, converting DVDs into MP4 makes it easier to share your videos on the social media sites. MP4 files are small and can be uploaded quickly without taking a long time. MP4 supports streaming on the internet. This means that you can watch it in real time on the internet. It offers faster video streaming compared to other format. Lesser bandwidth is required to upload MP4 files so many social media sites and video sharing sites support it. MP4 is supported by many portable video player and media player. 

Movavi Video Converter is the best tool for you to convert your DVD into MP4. With Movavi Video Converter, you can also use it to convert your MP4 files into DVD. It involves a few simple steps to convert the DVD into MP4 with Movavi Video Converter.

First of all, you must insert the DVD into your DVD ROM. Next, you must click the Add DVD button and select the Video_TS folder. In the Convert to drop down menu, you must select MP4. Movavi Video Converter supports a number of MP4 formats. You can choose to convert the DVD into a MP4 with higher resolution including 320 x 240, 640 x 480, and 720 p. There are two types of MP4 formats including MP4 H.264 and MP4 MPEG-4. You will have to import the video if you want to convert your MP4 into DVD. After importing the video you should select DVD compatible video in the Video and audio formats menu. 

After selecting the desired MP4 format, you must choose the destination where the converted media file will be saved and click the Convert button to convert it into MP4. After you click the Convert button, the progress bar will appear and the conversion process will begin. There are many customizable options for different types of devices. You can transfer the MP4 file conveniently with the uploader application. For some mobile devices, you can drag and copy the file into the Windows Explorer. It will take some time for you to upload the file into your mobile device depending on the size.

In conclusion, Movavi Video Converter is a versatile DVDs to MP4 converter that is packed with many features. It offers many editing tools for you to edit the audio file before converting it. You can change the size and quality of the video files. It supports batch processing so you can convert multiple files in the DVD into MP4. More details please click on

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Random Roadtrip Shots on our way to Hershey, PA

Our four hour drive going to Hershey, Pennsylvania was quite a smooth one.  The ids were very excited  to  go out in Weirton for a little bit so they were in a really good spirit. 
 It was raining on and off on our way to Hershey but we were hopeful that when we get there, it would be a great day.
 These photos were taken in Pittsburgh area.
 Here's the sign that we saw on the way, that we will have a great time  out there.
My husband  does all the driving when we go somewhere so I have all the time to take photos of things that  arouse my curiosity and interest.  Photography is such a relaxing and therapeutic hobby, don't you agree?

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