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Thanks for stopping by! I started bbbsconnect.org  to share my thoughts on food, style, decor, travel, plus random bits of my life. I’m a 20-something who is originally from Dallas, went to college in Upstate NY, and currently resides in Washington, DC. In addition to blogging, I love dabbling in design, so you’ll likely see me experimenting with new styles and techniques over here. I blog about things I love and find inspiration just about anywhere (especially in good food + design). I hope you enjoy perusing this little blog as much as I enjoy producing it!

Best place to lease your serviced office


As a professional product photo editor, I really had a hard time before I got an office space that met all my specifications. A few years ago, I remember that I used to move from one office to another seeking help from my friends when I needed certain equipments that I did not have. This was because; the little capital I had would not have purchased all the innovative technologies needed in the commercial photography and photo editing industry. This was until a friend introduced me to “Found a Space”.

Found a Space is a management company that specializes in helping individuals and companies to find rental virtual and serviced office spaces. My role as a commercial photographer and photo editor requires that I have a physical office apart from my online presence. This is because some of the equipments we use such as Photo Booths require to be kept safely and this makes it risky to have them in a home office. Given the limited capital, I had when starting this business, the best option I had was to seek a serviced office. Fortunately, one of my friends introduced me to Found a Space and that is how I ended up with a serviced office from Found a Space.

Found a Space helps individuals to find offices in major business districts in major commercial cities of the world. thus, all you need to do is select a country and city that you want to set up an office and Found a Space will find you the best location depending on the nature of your business and your preferences. the Company ensures that the offices you get have special offers. For instance, the rent is much cheaper than contemporary office leases. Other benefits include easy availability of additional space; a trait that is uncommon in normal rental leases, and lower operational costs because of availability of shared resources. For example, in order to reduce number of employees, the serviced offices may provide shared receptionist services. Thus, I was able to save on this cost and use the savings to promote my business services.

Found a Space also ensures that the offices have extra benefits such as fully furnished offices, prestigious addresses, building maintenance, access to numerous business centers, low start up costs, and dedicated support staff. In addition, there are conference facilities, meeting rooms, and full –time security.

Regardless of these benefits, I came to realize that serviced offices could also have some shortcomings. These may include a generic or unbranded impressions and sometimes-higher monthly costs when compared to conventional space. However, you can always set up your own office like i did once your business starts to grow.

In case you are starting a business and have little capital to set up your own office I would advise you to contact Found a Space at www.foundaspace.com and they will give you the assistance you need as I once benefited.

My husband bought a new queen size intex air bed with pump

Marrying a geologist has many advantages. For starters, they know how to cook, and secondly, they are good in planning outings. My husband is a geologist. He frequently goes out with other geologists and for days at a stretch they are not around. Being a hefty personality, he is distinctly uncomfortable sleeping on single bed. This time he decided he had enough of that discomfort and would carry a queen size air mattress instead. You read it right, queen size air mattress. I said why queen size, it may not fit in his tent. But he said he had all the measurements with him. Not only did he want queen size air mattress, he also wanted the best air bed. I asked him whether his company would pay for it. He said he is not sure, but whatever would be the difference, he would pay from his pocket.


Since his company orders only Intex air mattresses, our search was automatically confined to best queen size intex air beds with pump. The list that Google presented included Intex Supreme Air-flow (I-66962), Intex Ultra Plush, and the Intex Never Flat. My husband opted for Intex Ultra Plush because it is, after all, the latest. This air mattress is quite like the Supreme Air-flow but has additional design on top for keeping the person comfortable during the night. It also has flocked material on sides so the bed sheet would remain in place instead of moving. The dimensions of this bed are also perfect. This Intex queen size bed is 80 inches in length, 60 inches in breadth, and 20 inches in height. It includes some air pockets technology. The bed has two chambers like many air beds available in the market nowadays. This queen size air bed also fits into a slightly large duffel bag after being deflated. Inflating it takes about 4 minutes, and it is a noisy chore.

However, after ordering it, we realized that this mattress cannot be inflated with DC power, and my husband is crestfallen. Not only do we have to pay for the mattress but we also do not have time for buying another air mattress. He will have to use the old air mattress for the next 4 months! I am on the other hand wondering whether we should retain this air mattress or return it or resell it.

My Experience When Buying a Top Rice Cooker That Cooks Brown Rice

As someone who cooks rice regularly, I agree that it’s a little tricky having a final product that’s undercooked or soggy. I know that finding a good rice cooker goes a long way in ensuring that I serve my family with well cooked rice every time. The top rice cooker that cooks brown rice has a brown rice cooking mode that ensures that the cook doesn’t need to make any adjustment. To cook brown rice, more water is required because it has more coating of bran fiber.

I wanted a cooker that offered a sizable capacity. I checked in the market and I discovered that there are many sizes that were available to me. However, its essential to know that the figures that are quoted refer to uncooked rice which may rise to double the size when already cooked. I was glad that I could find various sizes from reputable brands in the market today.


Also, I was interested in a brown rice cooker that can be cleaned with ease. I wanted a non-stick rice cooker because this makes it much easier for me to clean and maintain. On checking through the available brands, I found that the cheaper options offer an aluminum or plastic shell while the expensive models offer a stainless steel which guarantees more resistance to scratching and general damage. A stainless steel rice cooker may require scrubbing to clean though.

Moreover, the technology behind the rice cooker was of great concern to me. I was glad that there were simple and complicated fuzzy logic technologies that are available for cookers of brown rice like me. For those who cook rice occasionally, the on/off cooker would be enough. However, advanced options are great for those who love cooking rice on a regular basis. The fuzzy logic options allow you to program it, thanks to the easy to use settings. I was also able to buy a top rice cooker on budget.

A Guide on Getting Good Kitchen Knives

I’m writing a guide on kitchen knives, how they work, and how to pick the right one. This is a guide and picks method so that you will be able to know what the best knife to use for the kitchen. Together with some things to consider in this guide, you will be able to save money and feel convenient about having a good purchase.
You need to consider these tips so that you will be able to properly acquire the kitchen knife that you will have:

  • Sharpness – This is why salesmen must be in the field so that they can check the sharpness of the knife whenever they make a sample on some fruits and vegetables. Be sure that the knife must be sharp enough to cleanly cut soft objects.
  •  Size and Shape – There are different sizes that depend upon the purpose of the knife. There are knives for peeling, cutting, chopping and some are for expert purposes. If you are an expert, you will be able to identify the type of knife that you might need.
  • Quality – The knife must be made of stainless steel, and must be durable so that the purchase will be worth it.

Since this is a guide and pick method in order to shed light on what is a good kitchen knife set to buy, here are the top three best brands to choose:

1. Global – This knife is the best when it comes to cooking perfect quality food. Utensils need to have a good quality so that the dish will have the same quality, and this is recommended if you are aiming for that.

2. Santoku – Made by a Japanese bladesmith, this knife is well detailed and each detail has its purpose when it comes to the perfect cuts in making good food.

3. Capere Chef – This knife is very durable in different kinds of food to cut because it has a molybdenum alloy as its component. This prevents corrosion that is why it is more durable.

A kitchen is complete without these handy knives. There are many purposes for using a knife when it comes to cooking your favorite food. Whenever it comes to cutting or chopping meat, peeing fruits, and cutting other food in different styles, kitchen knives are basically needed. There are different knives that I use at home, and these are proven effective when it comes to cutting the right measurements while some are for design purposes for an elegant looking and tasting dish!

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My search for a cheap and good quality sewing machine

I recently joined a sewing group held at my local library; it’s held once a week. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make my own clothes and curtains. Anyway I am really enjoying my sewing class. I’m learning lots of new skills and have made new friends too.


However, one of the requirements of the course is that if I want to advance more quickly, I need to buy a sewing machine, so that I can practice at home. My instructor gave me a list of recommended cheap sewing machines and so armed with my list, I started my search.

On the list were recommendations, from Brother, Janome and Singer. All were priced under $100. I decided to read up on the different specifications of each machine to find which one would suit me the best. Basically I just needed an easy to use sewing machine that would teach me the basics. The Brother’s Sew Advance Affordable was described as easy to use and their Everyday sewing machine also seemed a good choice. Both of these were priced just under $80. The Janome model, the Home Portable sewing machine really appealed to me, as under $60 I could use this at both home and at my class. The final sewing machine, the Singer Tradition Easy to Use was priced at just under $90 and I was particularly taken with all of the features of this machine that included 19 different stitches as well as being easy to thread.

Therefore I had a difficult decision to make, but to be honest in the end it all came down to price. So, I chose the Janome and to be honest I am really glad I did. I can now practice my stitches at home and then take the machine with me to class so that I can continue with what I have started making.

There are many cheap sewing machines out there that are made safely and offer many different features for both the novice and seasoned seamstress. You just have to find the right one for you.

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I am planning to buy a new bread maker


My daughter has asked me to give her this bread maker. I would obviously need another. I don’t need a sophisticated one. My children are all outside the city. It is only the two of us, and occasionally, some guests. I have an oven for all other requirements. But I am also wondering whether such simple bread maker is available nowadays. My husband searched the net, and did not find many that were as simple as I wanted.

Now, I am having second thoughts of sparing my bread maker to my daughter. I feel if I am anyway planning to buy a new bread maker, why don’t I buy her a new one instead of sparing the one I find convenient now. That way I will not have to go through the manuals, and learn everything once more.

I have to discuss this with my husband. If I have to buy the bread maker for my daughter then I have no choice but to opt for larger appliance with all sophisticated features so that she does not have to spend monies for buying expensive oven right now. She is newly married, and may be running short of monies. She can also learn different features faster than me. But it may be slightly beyond what we are prepared to spend right now. If my husband is agreeable to this idea, then I will ask my daughter to come over. Then she can select the bread maker suitable for her, and we will place the order for it. It would also be better to order a good quality bread maker instead of opting for ordinary one like I was searching for. It would last longer. Any decision is better left to her, because she may have plans to buy other appliances and therefore, she can decide on required features.

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Advantages of Owning A Perodua Car

I have been looking for a good, awesome and comfortable car for a while. I love comfortable cars so much and I come to notice that Perodua cars are the best I have ever come across when it comes to comfort and performance. These cars are produced in Malaysia and their popularity has risen enormously in the past years. These cars are produced by a company known as perodua which is second largest car manufacturer in Malaysia. This company has done extensive research and development to ensure the performance and reliability of these cars is optimized. These cars utilize fuel effectively and efficiently hence saving you a lot of money

I have sampled several cars in the market such as Myvi SXI, Myvi XTRA, ALZA and many more others. Each of these cars has got special features which enable them to be very competitive in the market.


These cars are durable and have a very long lifespan. They have been assembled using the best engines for a long lasting performance.

These cars are sold at a low price despite having a high performance. People do enjoy cool ride while driving these cars since they are assembled professionally to make them more comforting.

These cars are environmental friendly. New technology has been used to minimize exhaustion of harmful gases to the environment. This has been made possible by the use of materials suitable for recycling these gases.

These cars come with free locking remotes. This has reduced the number of thefts of these cars since it is very easy to make sure you have locked your car door with your remote. I don’t have to worry about it getting stolen any more.

If you are worried about the speed, these cars have got a very high speed. This makes them very suitable for most business people.

Perodua cars are among the best cars there are in the market. If you are looking for quality cars, these cars will best suit you since they are cheap and enjoyable.

Try to check out this site, Peroduaprice.com