Sponsored Review, Best Buy LUMOS TEMPO (ANC) Wireless Earbuds - Sweet Bunny

Since our dating days, I have known my husband to be an audiophile. He is somewhat critical of sound quality and owns a range of earphones and earbuds that he switches from time to time, depending on his daily activities. I usually seek his opinion on the audio tech, and I am glad to report that he is awe-struck by the LUMOS TEMPO earbuds.    

          
                                LUMOS TEMPO EARBUDS and leave background

Music is not just entertainment when you are on the move. It stimulates the mind and, as research has shown, reduces anxiety and improves your mood, mental alertness, and memory. Invest in a pair of quality earbuds to reap the full benefits of music. The LUMOS TEMPO earbuds are a special buy retailing at SGD$179.00, be amazed at the sound quality it produces. A similar premium pair of earbuds usually cost SGD$300.00 to SGD$400.00. It is excellent that you could get the same quality at almost half the price, indeed bang for one's buck.



unboxing LUMOS TEMPO earbuds



Earbuds Packaging Unboxing- When dear and I received our earbuds, we were impressed by the premium packaging. In its stylish white box, you will find the LUMOS TEMPO Earbuds in the earbuds charging case. I like the case's colour and texture as it resembles a smooth grey pebble; the lightweight case is just the right fit for my palm. Included in the package were a USB Type C charger and three-size foam tips for the earbuds. I liked how the foam tips were displayed at a glance, you can tell what sizes are available, and you can pick a pair that would fit comfortably in your ears.
                                           LUMOS TEMPO outdoor earbuds


                                    Fan and noise canceling earbuds

Noise Cancelling Earbuds Blocks Out Wind Noise From My Fan – While I write a blog post, I usually have a fan at full blast to keep me calm. I enjoy listening to music with earbuds on so as not to disrupt dear who share the home office with me. I was surprised that the noise-cancelling mode of the earbuds blocked out the sound of the wind from my fan. The Superior Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) function of the LUMOS TEMPO earbuds cancels up to 42db while the industry average is only 30db. This means LUMOS TEMPO can block out more effectively all distracting & fuzzy background noises than other brands of earbuds. Therefore, it delivers superior noise-free audio.



Running and Workout Earbuds LUMOS TEMPO



Running And Workout Earbuds - Dear is more of a runner, while I prefer aerobics. What we do have in common is we enjoy listening to music while we are working out. I am glad to report that the LUMOS TEMPO earbuds were very comfortable and fitted well. Dear uses a medium-sized foam tip while I used a small-sized one. The earbuds fit securely in our ears, and it is nice to exercise at ease without worrying about our earbuds flying off when moving at a faster pace while doing a HIIT workout. 

Being able to control the different sound modes of your earbuds is incredibly useful for safety reasons and to adapt to the environment around you without compromising the sound quality of your music. When exercising outside, one must be aware of our surroundings. Thankfully with the Transparency Mode (Ambient Mode) on, LUMOS TEMPO can pick out & amplify sounds around you. This means you can react to your surroundings without taking off your wireless earbuds, which is great for looking out for traffic or bikes passing you by on the pavement. Most importantly, we tend to perspire buckets during our workouts. The earbuds are sweat & water-resistant with an IPX5 Rating-Rated, IPX5 sweat & water-splash proof no stress of damaging your earbuds when it is in contact with water, which is indeed an excellent feature for a sporty individual.

Housework earbuds LUMOS TEMPO



Listening To Music While Doing Household Chores – I have a 2-hour playlist especially made for when I am doing my chores for the week to keep me motivated to complete the mundane task. I am so glad I have the LUMOS TEMPO earbuds to keep me company with the music I enjoy. The best part is making calls while doing housework and chatting on the phone, and being on the move is possible because the High Definition (HD) 6-Mic Calling-LUMOS TEMPO is equipped with 6 mics vs the traditional 4 mic setup in most earbuds on the market this enables the callers to receive a clear and sharp voice.
                                    

Premium Sound Quality Earbuds LUMOS TEMPO – In conclusion, both dear and I like the LUMOS TEMPO Earbuds; he enjoyed the earbuds' bass and commented that they were comparable with the more expensive ones that he owns. That was no surprise to me because the Team at LUMOS has tested and calibrated the bass, midrange, and treble to the most optimal setting - Trinity360 brings out the most well-rounded & true-to-original character of your music.

                                       Love the earbuds LUMOS TEMPO

My favourite feature of the LUMOS TEMPO earbuds is the long-lasting battery and most extended 30-Hour Battery Life -LUMOS TEMPO packs the most prolonged 30 hours of battery life vs 5-20 hours for other brands. It is refreshing to have a pair of earbuds that I can rely on going through the week enjoying my music without having to deal with dead earbuds or constantly having to charge the LUMOS TEMPO is definitely a choice. If you are looking for an affordable pair of earbuds of excellent quality and selection.



Lime Juice to reduce body heat naturally - Sweet Bunny

Recently the weather in Singapore has become unbearably hot, probably due to climate change or, as I recalled, June usually is the hottest time of the year. During this heatwave, why not reap the benefits of lime juice while quenching your thirst? When it gets hot, one tends to get thirsty. Lucky for me, when life gives, your lemons make lemonade. In my case, it was when your friend gave you limes... Yes, two bags full of homegrown limes, to be exact; he even told me it went well with Polleney Pure Honey.

                                       Bowl of limes






Lime Water Benefits – Limes are full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. Vitamin C is important because the body produces collagen for healing wounds uses it. A single lime can provide up to 32% of the Vitamin C you need daily. It is also an excellent beverage to switch to if you want to lose weight; it has much less sugar than carbonated drinks.

Besides being a nourishing fruit, limes help bring down the body heat with the help of vitamin c, and oxidation happens within the body while keeping it hydrated. Keeping you refreshed and energized.

Here is my friend's lime juice recipe; my hubby has made 3 jugs of it so far, and my family really enjoys this refreshing beverage; we keep our jar in the fridge to make sure it is icy cold and also because cold water is less soluble making the drink less acidic.

                                                           making lime juice
How to prepare Lime Juice

Get a 1 l Jug and fill it halfway with water. We usually squeeze the 15 small limes into a bowl and strainer to prevent the seed from mixing with the juice.

Mix 2 tables spoons of Polleney Honey with a wooden spoon and enjoy. Polleyney honey can be found in supermarkets in Singapore and retails at SGD$4.95.

Although the sour treat of lime juice has many benefits for your health, citrus fruits are not so great for your teeth.

Enjoying lime juice without destroying your teeth' enamel – Drink with a straw and aim it to the back of your mouth, avoiding your teeth. Use fewer limes and dilute the citric acid with more water. Rinse your mouth with water after enjoying your drink; this will bring down the ph. of the saliva, which helps your enamel. Wait one hour before brushing your teeth. Brushing softened enamel will harm your teeth.



Now that you know my juice's pros and cons, I hope you can beat the heat with me and enjoy an easy-to-make jug of lime juice.



jar of lime juice

Getting a Good Night's Sleep by practicing good sleep hygiene - Sweet Bunny


I had insomnia for the longest time, being unable to sleep; staring at the ceiling until my day began was how I spent most of my evenings. Being a caregiver at night while working full-time during the day sort of messed up my internal clock when my caregiving duties ended with a loved one passing. I struggled to get in the biological clock in order.

                                   


My friend was very kind. She bought me a lavender pillow for my birthday. It did help a little comfort-wise, but I was still unable to sleep; what really made a difference was completely drawing the curtains and being in total darkness helped the pineal gland to start producing melatonin while light causes that production to stop. I never knew that and mostly had the practice of keeping the curtains open through the night while I slept. Amazingly, the simplest things such as reducing the amount of light in a room could help get you better sleep; knowing this earlier could have prevented me from taking a supplement that was only a temporary fix to my sleep problem, withstanding the side effect the next day was no walk in the park either.

Practising good sleep hygiene contributes to a better night’s sleep and a good night’s sleep gives you the energy for a productive day. I am guilty of having poor sleep hygiene; I had to pay for that during the day when I was usually exhausted, unfocused, and just eager to get back to bed for a good nap.

Inspired, I drew some sheep and started creating a sleep tracker to keep my sleep patterns in check.

How to Track Your Sleep with a Sleep Log/ Tracker - A printable sleep tracker to track my sleep patterns and to collect details such as the number of hours, how energized I feel the next day, as well as other notes such as dreams that disrupted your sleep or too much caffeine, can be written under notes. Knowing your patterns will enable you to change the habits that are causing you precious winks of sleep.

How a sleep tracker works – The Happy Sheep Sleep Tracker I created is to record your sleep pattern for the month up to 31 Days. Start by Shading the month and indicating the time you went to bed on the alarm clock. I enjoyed shading the sheep and find it appropriate for any age group, the sheep with numbers indicated on them to show the number of hours slept. In the printable, there are up to 18 sheep representing 18 hours, not that an adult would need that much sleep but to create the flexibility of use of the tracker, it can be used for new-borns, which requires from 14-17 hours of sleep recommended by the National Sleep Foundation, pre-schooler 10 to 13 hours including naps. 6 to 12-year olds require 9 to 12 hours. 13 to 18 years 8 to 10 hours and finally adults, which need 7 to 8 hours, sleep. 

Fill in the notes section with any details you would like to add about your sleep. 

Under the I need to section, icons are rremindto sleep earlier, have less screen time before bed, have less caffeine, and relax before bedtime. There are two empty icons for you to draw or write what else you should do to improve your sleep quality. At the end of the month, you can rate your sleep quality for the month by shading the sheep at the bottom.

                                   

Keeping track of your sleeping habits is a great way to highlight lousy sleep hygiene and keep you on track for a good rest and a productive day ahead. Keeping track of my sleep has helped me get a good’s night rest, and I eliminated having caffeine after 5pm, which I realized was keeping me up at night. Also, limiting the number of hours I watch videos before bedtime also helped.

The printables are available in sizes A4, A5, Letter, and Half-Letter. Do remember to adjust your printer properties before printing. The best part about printables is you can print as many as you like. It is yours forever. If you are interested in purchasing this tracking, it is available on Etsy and my Payhip page. I will also give out bonus items, 2 colouring pages of a girl sleeping with a blindfold and one without a blindfold.  



Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Stay tuned for more printables. 

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The Benefits of a Coffee Table On Wheels- Sweet Bunny

The coffee table, I would have to say, is a piece of furniture that holds many memories for me. Before I was married, my family and I had dinner on a rather sizeable square-shaped glass coffee table in front of the television rather than at the dining table; our relatives would jest that we were eating in Japanese or Korean-style home. I would do my homework or assessments while my late father watched television or corrected my work.


As most apartments in Singapore are getting smaller and smaller… we have to adjust the way we do the space planning of our homes. The living room is also my family room where most activities such as exercise, watching a movie together or an evening of gaming take place. Having a permanent fixture in the centre of our living room would limit the number of activities we can use.


The solution… A coffee table with wheels, about 2 years ago, right after my renovations were done, I moved into my new home, and most of the furniture was bought. There weren’t many tables with wheels in the market. My only choice was the TINGBY Side table on castors from Ikea. I liked the side table for its size and practicality but not so much for the design, but it still works well as a coffee table.

                                  ikea side table with wheels


Advantages of the table on wheels - Mobility is one of the top benefits of having a table on wheels. It gives you the flexibility of shifting the table around at ease. Being able to change the table quickly to any place in our home makes enjoying a cuppa, snack or even a meal when one is alone at home a treat; just prop a bean bag next to it, and you would be good to go.


The shape of tables on wheels - The tables that I have seen available in Singapore are mostly square or rectangular shaped; not much of a variety to choose from, but online there are many choices from all over the globe, but I worry about the shipping fees, assembly and quality of the products, what you see might not be what you get another option is getting a customised table on a wheel designed and manufactured locally, but that can be on the pricey side. A feature that you would consider having for a table on wheels has a locking feature; young children tend to lean on the tables or use it to support their weight as they wobble unstably at home. Locking the table would prevent mishaps from happening.


coffee table on wheels
trolley table from forty two


In conclusion, I would say that having a table on the wheel is an excellent addition to a home, some may even consider adding wheels to a small dining table when you live in a small space, and with a bit of creativity and innovation, you can design a room that is both comfortable and multi-functional.



Simple Storage Space Planning Excel Spreadsheet - Sweet Bunny

The newest addition to my webshop's planners and printables…






Simple Storage Space Planning Spreadsheet-Have you ever been in a situation where you have bought too many storage bins and boxes that do not fit well in your drawers, shelves and refrigerator?

With Sweet Bunny Lobang's Storage Space Planner Excel Sheet, "Buying organisation products and containers will never be a guessing game again.

Having an organised home is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it makes your day flow better by not having to search for what you require at that very moment. More than often, I found myself purchasing ill-fitting organisation products, or I purchased excessive amounts of products such as organising bins. I wanted to create a way to reduce wastage and save money, so I came up with an excel planner which can calculate the space available and the number of organisation products that will fit before you make a purchase.



Ebook Reader Instructional Manual - the Storage Space Planner instruction manual was created to guide how to use the excel sheet. It is beautifully illustrated by my good friend Rincarinn. It is designed in a way that there is a systematic guide on how the calculation of volume can be used in your everyday home organisation.

The excel sheet is formatted so that if your organisation's product cannot fit in the space, the cell will light up red. There are fields to measure if you can stack up your bins and boxes in your shelf space or drawers.

Storage Space Excel Planner




Stackable Storage Box -I purchase most of my organising products from Daiso. Before heading to the store, I would check their websites for bins and boxes I would like to purchase. I would take note of the measurement and record it into the excel sheet to check if it would fit nicely in my cabinet. For cases where I would like to store multiple bins, the excel sheet can also tell how many stacks I can fit into my wardrobe. It also helps me visualise how many would be required to fill the space, as andnumber categories I could sort my items into.


Sweet Bunny Lobang's Storage Space Planner Excel Sheet is available for purchase. I hope you will lend me your support.
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