What to Look For When Buying a Family Car

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For quite some time now, my husband and I have been talking about getting our own car. It’s not for frivolous reasons, but because it will be easier to go around with a toddler with our own car vs. commuting.

We spend a ton of time commuting, not just from home to work but for her pedia visits, derma pedia visits, day outs, and special occasions.

Buying one though comes at a big cost. Yes, it is easy to get a car loan but it can cost you the same amount you’ll need to purchase a small house. It is safe to say that thorough research is needed to make sure you are getting your money’s worth.

I am no car expert, but from my discussions with E and previous writing gig about cars, here are some pointers to note before splurging for your first family car.

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from Cars.Com FB

1. Decide how much you are willing to spend. If buying a new car is a bit too steep for you and your husband, you can consider buying second hand. Just ensure that the car is worth it and still in good condition and you buy from an authorized shop.

2. Prioritize safety over aesthetic. Check reviews online about the car you will purchase. Check the safety features available, does it have one or two airbags, does it have child lock features, etc. Remember, you want a car that will help keep you and your little unit safe even during emergencies.

3. Look for cars that provide ample space. This is now the features over aesthetic portion. Don’t fall in love with a car just because of its looks – since you are buying a car for your family ensure that there will be space enough for everyone. Check also the compartments and if you can easily fit strollers, luggages, baby bags in it. I personally like the Honda Odyssey just look at that space!

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4. If you have an infant or toddler, check car seat safety reviews. We all know that toddlers or infants can be a handful during road travels, normal seats won’t be enough as well to keep them down and comfortable. This is why we have car seats available! Different cars have different makes for car seats, which is why it is important to check existing reviews to make it easier for you to decide. You can head on over to cars.com site to check out detailed reviews!

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Above is just a simple guide to help you decide (hey that rhymes). Do you have anything else to add to my list? Sound off on the comments section to let me know!

Trying on Different Looks with #Divatress #beauty #ad

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I’m known by my close friends as a person who likes to try different hairstyles. There are days when I just stare at my phone, looking at Pinterest searching for a new style to sport. That was before when I was still younger with my adventurous spirit intact.

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Things change when you become a mom and you start working in a corporate environment. I have noticed that I became less adventurous with hair styles now that I have Bunny. I just don’t want to look weird in front of my kid, she might cry at the sight of mommy with perms! Aside from that, I am more cautious with what I do to my hair. I don’t color as much as I want to nor do I go to the salon to try out different treatments. My hair is still trying to recover from all of that hair loss I experienced post-partum (baby hair up front and mid part of my hair).

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Still, I want to try out different styles every now and then. It’s great that I found out about Divatress! Divatress specializes in offering hair care products and wigs to different consumers. They have a lot of products to offer, they even have lace front wigs! This is good because lace front wigs give that natural look less the pain in your pocket. It is a popular choice, perhaps because it will give you that natural hairline look when you wear it. This type of wig is the best for me because I have naturally fuller hair. It will look like my hair has finally recovered from the post-partum hair loss I experienced.

I tried browsing through their site and there are a lot of lace front wigs options available. The price isn’t that heavy as well. This is great because I honestly want to try out different looks – straight, colored, and curly hair styles. Another thing I noticed is that they offer different styles in different hair colors. This is a plus, especially if you are particular in color. For example, I would prefer trying out dark and light browns over red and blonde wigs (again I can’t sport a super drastic look at the office).

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So go ahead and browse through their site! Take time to check the different styles they have to offer for you. Here are just some of the styles that I want to try from Divatress!bobbi-boss-swiss-lace-front-wig-mlf-147-chiffon-d0b
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Saving For Gifts with Groupon Coupons #ad #GrouponCoupons

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I have a confession to make, I am a big sucker for great deals. No, seriously I am. I find it therapeutic to shop online and save money while doing so! An amazing discovery of mine is Groupon Coupons! Who would have thought that they have amazing coupons? Right? I was surprised by the amount of coupons they have available for everybody.

Don’t believe me? I just checked their site and they have over 81,000 free coupons available for everybody! Of course I checked which ones I can use, for myself and for some last minute holiday shopping.

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I felt a need to reward myself for an amazing and stressful 2016. A lot of things happened this year, one such event is our wedding. After all that hardwork, I knew that I can finally gift myself something special. A chanced upon Groupon Coupons for Blue Nile, they had 22 available! Since diamonds are a girl’s best friend I think I’ll use one of the coupons before it expires. The coupon I’m eyeing on is the 40% off for Last Minute Gifts.

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Maybe I’ll also get something for E, my husband. I saw that there were 44 coupons for tennis Express. I already browsed their site and saw that they are giving additional 15% off clearance items that they have.

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If like me, you enjoy great deals and big savings, I recommend checking out Groupon Coupons before heading out. They seem to have coupons for every store that you can think of or for any item that you need. Just think of the amount you can save! Right? I personally will just ad the amount I save to our savings fund. How about you?

Quality Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List #Groupon #Ad

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This holiday season, everyone is in a gift giving spirit. I, for one, love the thrill of shopping for items for everyone on our list. I must admit, at first it was fun but after going through everyone that we have to give gifts to I run out of ideas. There is an internal struggle on deciding which gift to give to your close friend or relative. This is true even after walking around the department store or stalls inside malls. I find gifts which are already boxed, and really the packaging is nifty, but are not as unique.

I did consider gift cards as well, but when I think about it, it is better when somebody unwraps a present vs. just receiving a gift card (although really, gift cards are awesome too!).

This time around, I tried searching for unique gifts online. Thank you, INTERNET! That’s when I tried looking at Groupon Goods. Boy was I thankful that I checked this site. I was able to get great ideas for holiday gifts for my close friends! One item I had my eye on for my choir friends is the Bluetooth Shower Speaker! I even want one for myself! Just imagine how fun it would be to sing out loud with your favorite tune while you are enjoying a hot shower.

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How about you? Are you done with your Christmas shopping?