Empowering Women in Subic: Connected Women Subic Hosts An Innovative Meetup Experience

  Exciting news for the women of Subic!  Get ready for the first Connected Women Meetup of 2023 , happening simultaneously in different municipalities across Zambales and beyond. The Connected Women Subic Meetup will be hosted by Jen Cajucom and co-hosted by Mitch Carvalho and Lynn Singian. It will be held on February 15, 6pm at Kairos House of Blends , located at the ground floor of the Balai Subik building along National Highway, Mangan-Vaca, Subic. And that's not all. Other municipalities in Zambales will also be holding their own meetups, with Myra Concepcion hosting Connected Women Castillejos, Melissa Moscoso for Connected Women San Felipe and April Mora for Connected Women Olongapo. This will be in conjunction with Connected Women's community-led meetups held all over the Philippines and in other countries. Since 2018, Connected Women meetups in Zambales have been hosted by Jen Cajucom and held as a single meetup for the whole province every 6-weeks. This time around, a

What Layered Valances Can Do to Your Home

Windows are the eyes of the house and they connect the dweller to the outside world. Hence, windows should be treated with curtains and valances. The window coverings can make or break the entire look of your window. There are a lot of coverings for the windows but are they in harmony with the window design?

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If your window has come of age and renovating it is beyond your budget, you can cover the flaws by hanging layered curtain valances. A layered valance is a type of window covering with two fabrics layered on top of another giving the window an attractive look. What makes layered valances interesting is they are versatile because they can jive with any type of window design whether they are Gothic, Spanish or Italian.

The layers give a romantic feel to a bedroom, cozy atmosphere to the living room and relaxing feel in the kitchen. Layered curtain valances are available online with different shades of blue, green and red. For rustic appeal, valances in terra cotta, brown and burgundy are perfect matches. Country life, plaid and check give the house dwellers an idyllic feel and they blend in with wooden tiled floor and wood furnishings. 

You will be fascinated at your room when you see those layered valances meticulously sewn with a different coordinates like floral printed polyester for the top layer and a plain green coordinating cloth for the bottom layer. You can pick a top layer with striped pattern while the bottom layer is an animal print pattern.

A standard valance has a size of 54 inches by 17 inches and they make the room more attractive if a floor-length curtain with the same or contrasting color hung on the window. The best size is to look for a valance that has a double size of your window to make allowance for the shirring.


  1. That's true, I had an office mate before that literally live in school from Monday to Saturday. Her office job was her life and nothing else. I remember when I was still there, I would always encourage her to go with us at the canteen so she would take a break and walk a little.


  2. And you can also use one of those balance ball as your chair while you work on your desk to work on your core. :) Even doing push ups on your desk while in between breaks. :) Great tips!

  3. I have this habit of snacking while working, just like now. I just can't resist potato chips. I do simple exercises though like sit ups and squats.

  4. I think this is also applicable for work-at-home-moms to keep boredom at bay.

  5. I never had an office job so I can't really relate. But these are great tips.

  6. Great tips! But, the only applicable to my work is the third one. I'll tone my arms while working starting on Monday.

  7. I have read an article few days ago about the cons of sitting ng matagal, nkaka apekto pla ng masama sa kalusugan. Kaya those who are working sa mga office or kahit tayong mga stay at home mommies na wholeday umuupo lng in front of the pc, need talga mag exercise kahit papanu, kahit yung simpleng lakad2x lng.


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