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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Celebration




Amidst the problems that we've been through lately, still we have a wonderful Christmas celebration.Me and my daughter were able to attend the midnight mass. We have to leave Lee and Eric at home because it's too cold. I'm sure Eric will just fall asleep at the church. In fact he already fall asleep before we left. I was just surprised because both Eric and Steph didn't go to bed early. I know Steph was waiting for Santa Claus and Eric just keep watching the Christmas movies. Lee was showing Santa Claus's location at Norad's Santa Tracker. So she always asked her daddy about Santa's location.


So after the midnight mass , Steph's godparents invited us to have a Noche Buena at their house. We ate Filipino delicacies. It was great, we haven't experienced this since the last time we spent Christmas in the Philippines. We went home past 2 in the morning. My friend Marie, decided to sleep in our house which makes me happy because I love having friends at my house during special occasions.

We weren't able to attend the Christmas day mass because we're all sleepy. :-(. The kids opened the gifts past 9 and they're so happy because of the goodies they received from Santa and from their friends.

I wish next Christmas my parents and siblings will be here already or maybe we could go home to the Philippines for the holidays.
**In the picture is my daughter Steph and her Tita Marie after the midnight mass.**

Friday, December 26, 2008

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Natural Fat Loss Supplement

People who are desperate in losing weight resort to taking diet pills. Some succeeded and some weren't lucky enough. These diet pills that are available in the market have its own side effects, that's why you have to be careful in choosing which one to take. There are diet pills that are really safe just like Leptorexin . It is a natural fat loss supplement that is proven to be effective in burning fat.It is being reviewed carefully at sybervision.com, so check it out.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Where to Go This Holidays

Holiday Season, Isn't it the happiest time of year? It's the time that families get together. When I was still in the Philippines before I got married, we always have an annual family reunion. I miss those times. But now that I'm here in the states, it's different. I got homesick but because of my two kids and husband who always makes me happy, it does helped a lot. During Christmas season here in the states, people went to different vacation spots for relaxation. One of the most favorite is the las vegas. Well, it's the place of pure entertainment and fun that's why people go there.

The Filipino_American Annual Christmas Party in Crescent City




























Last December 13, we celebrated the Filipino- American Community Annual Christmas Part here in Crescent City. It's a Pot Luck Party. It's fun and memorable. It's nice because we're able to see other Filipinos whom we haven't seen for a long time and and met the ones who are just new here. Each family brought t heir favorite foods. The coordinator requested that I will bring Chicken Enchiladas so I brought two pans.

The party started at 5:00 p.m. Many came in semi-formal Attire and some just went casual.There's tons of games and raffles. I won one raffle and the most important part was my husband won as a Gentleman of the Night. He was surprised but I'm not. During the party, many people already completed his attire. He wore a Barong which wasn't planned actually. He just wore it to match our son's attire.Well, 'm so proud of him.
Then during the dance for all portion, we danced for awhile and our daughter didn't join us. Instead she danced with her aunts and uncles.
Then an hour before the party ended, our son got bored and started to get cranky but when he saw a broom in the kitchen, that kinda entertained him. He was having fun sweeping the floor.
All in all the party was enjoyable and entertaining.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Favorite Dessert

Even though I'm busy, I still make sure that I still have time to prepare our family's breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Since joining together in the dining table is one of the quality times for us. That's why I make sure that the food we ate is everybody's favorite. I love it when it comes to dessert because it's easy to prepare and my children and husband loves pies like apple pies, peach pies and berry pies. My friends who have fruit trees in their backyards share me some of their harvest. Since the Blackberry plants are easy to plant here in our area, I'm planning to order online at aaronsfarm.com for plants that I can plant here in our place. It's nice that you can harvest berries out of your backyard.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Giveaway at Viel's Corner


Vhiel's Corner

Here's another fantastic giveaway that I'm excited about. The prices are 1)Shape-Its: Play with your food form cutter 2) 120ml/4oz of Skin MD Natural: Shielding Lotion + Sunscreen SPF 15 and 3) a beautiful Julie pink boots for a girly girl made by See Kai Run.
I encourage everyone to join, bloggers and non-bloggers, this is going tobe a wonderful holiday gift from Viel.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Good Fight

Among the many boxing fights of Manny Pacquaio, the fight with the Golden Boy Oscar dela Hoya is my favorite. Even my friend who doesn't love watching boxing was tempted to watch. I liked the fight because he wasn't all beat up. The whole event was fantastic especially that we watched at my son's godparents house which has a nice home theater seating. The kids were playing in their huge playroom so there's no disturbance. We just enjoy watching while eating popcorn. I'm planning to buy home theater sconces and give it to them to make their movie room more like a real theater. These sconces can be bought at stargatecinema.com at very fair prices. It's worth buying those accessories especially if you're watching a good fight.

My Little Helper







My new challenge right now is my son, the little man of the house is getting serious with his job as daddy's little helper. Every time I used the vacuum, he wants to do it himself. So instead that I get the job than in 5minutes, it will take more than that. That's why his dad bought another vacuum just for him. Oh my, I tell you, as soon as he gets up in the morning he's already working with his vacuum. Wow the noise is very irritating for awhile.But we have to deal with it because he just love to help.




Saturday, December 6, 2008

Super Cool Sunglasses

I've made four online orders during the after Thanksgiving Sale. Last night I received one of them. I'm pretty satisfied with my first order. The next three packages will be delivered next week through the UPS. I still have time to wrap them before the Christmas eve.I still have to buy more gifts for some of my friends. I'll be giving Wayfarer sunglasses. They are super cool sunglasses and very affordable.They are available at giantvintage.com where you can find a huge collection of sunglasses. Their glasses are cheaper than other stores with the same quality if not even better.

It's My Lucky Day

As soon as I get up this morning, I grabbed my laptop and check my emails. I got 41 new emails and one of them is a newsletter from Jenny Talks. I couldn't believe that it will bring good news for me. Although I already enjoy reading her posts but this time it's about me being the 3rd placer in her birthday contest. So I'm so happy. It's my lucky day. Thanks Miss Jen for you wonderful birthday celebration. It's so generous of you and your sponsors.

Here's my prices and I love them
3RD PRIZE$5 from Fab Finds, etc.
$5 from Just Blogging It and PRC Board Exam Results
500 EC Credits from Around HongKong
500 EC Credits from Whats Up!
500 EC Credits from Digiscraptology
700 EC Credits from My Cross Roads
500 EC Credits from Healthy Living and Lifestyle
125x125 ad spot from Thomas Travel Tales

Friday, December 5, 2008

Oh My Baloon











We attended a kid’s birthday one time and I noticed that my daughter has been holding a balloon in most of the pictures. I think it’s cute how she protect and hold that beautiful balloon. I love bringing her to parties because she gets along well with other kids. And the kids are kind and nice to her too.



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Music is an Inspiration

I love music. Through music I can express what I can't express in words. I love to sing. Once in awhile I played the piano although I'm still practicing. I love to play instrumental music. There are many people who are gifted with nice voices and there are some that have a talent in composing songs. People who have a talent in music were able to succeed because of the help of other individuals who inspired them to achieve their dream .Just like the JeeJuh productions. they are a group of music lovers who work together and make a number of beats sold at affordable prices. In my own understanding a beat is a background music ready for you to use in case you have a song in mind. I think it's awesome. For a starter like me, I can compose a song and just mix it with the beat. I'm really excited I can across with jeejuh.com. When you visit their site there's a lot of wonderful beats that you can choose from.And the good thing is, it's usable for life. I'm glad that they accept also paypal because I'm assured that I can make a secure transaction from them.
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Monday, December 1, 2008

The Beauty of Asian Designs

This is a Vietnamese water hyacinth conservatory design I found out lombok.com. It's beautiful for the outdoors where you can hang out with friends and family or while reading a book or just completely relaxing. I like it because it's unique and if I feel like it will reflect my personality being a peace lover if I have this type of design in my backyard. This and other timeless designs can be bought at Lombok.

Lombok is a private owned but fast growing company that specializes Asian furniture and home accessories. Each of their products are carefully made to bring out the beauty of Asian designs. They used recycled and natural materials. One of the great companies who's taking the environment into considerations. This is the kind of company that people love because they protect the earth. No wonder they were awarded in Fast Track 100, as one of Britain's private companies with the fastest growing sales.

Besides wood furniture, they also have accessories like decorative, cushions,mirrors, bed linens, lamp shades and many more. You can choose your favorite lamp base and mix and match with the shades.

This is a Seagrass Lamp base. The seagrass is hand woven around a heavy ceramic base. I like this because the detail has a personal touch in it. Their standard lamps are eastern inspired also. From classic to contemporary styles,including the candle stands which are elegantly made with seamless finish.
Overall, shopping around at lombok.com is fun and inspiring. I like it when I'm able to zoom the pictures for clearer details. I just requested for a free catalogue so I'm getting the latest issue soon. What I also loved about them is you are able to trade in your old Lombok furniture for another design which is really cool. I think Lombok is the store you can count onfor an eastern inspired living.


Comfort from Home

I came from a very huge family in the Philippines . I have many cousins in both sides of the family. Sometimes there's trouble but you know it's just part of my life. In the end, we're still family. When I came here in the states my husband's family is only his daughter. His parents died already and all her brothers died in the war. Very sad. Until last Nov. 9, his daughter died in a car accident. We have a lot of friends who supported us but it's different when you really have relatives. Now when the nights came and our friends has to go home, we're left with ourselves. Me and my husband has been trying hard to be strong for each other. It's hard because I can't cry out loud the pain and frustration. When husband is by himself I can hear him sigh. I caught him teary eyed when he thought I was sleeping. The only thing that save ourselves from breaking down is the laughter of our two children. When they play they're loud. Right now, I'm wishing we could go to the Philippines for awhile spend time with our family. But there's a lot of things to be done so we're stack in here, I hope not for long.

ADT Home Monitoring System

The ADT home security system is the Consumers Digest Best Buy. Being a parent I totally agree that buying this kind of product is a must for every household especially here in our place that home invasions are rampant. Having this at home will give me peace of mind and security about my family's safety. Not only that this is perfect for emergency like fire or accidents inside the house.Although we don't wish those events to happen but it's always the best if we're thinking ahead. This kind of protection device is easy to install and has been used by many households. For home security products, choose ADT because they're reliable, safe and you're 100% protected 24/7.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

My Son Eric, after eating Chowmein. Why babies became sleepy after eating?? :-)


HappyThanksgiving everyone!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Maximum Settlement

Accidents happen unexpectedly. Here in Crescent City, accidents happen almost everyday especially two weeks ago. When you look into out local newspaper, there are reports of car and motorcycle accidents due to drunk driving. It's very horrible most especially if you're just a victim of these very irresponsible individuals. Anyways, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, I suggest that you keep in touch with Atty. Michael Padway. He's a lawyer that specializes ( with over 35 years of experience) in giving you the maximum settlement when you're involved in a motorcycle accident. If you're living in LA, you can check visit motorcycle accident lawyers Los Angeles to get the right settlement for you.

Tackle It Tuesday / It's Time for Winter Shoes

Since the weather is getting colder each day so I realized that it's time to bring out the winter shoes and the sandals, flip flops and other summer shoes will have to be in the storage.
This is our hallway closet, this is where we usually arrange our day to day shoes. It's disorganized most of the times, so I decided to clean it up before the holidays.


It's nice when it's really organized.

This shoes organizer is a great help.



The Spring and Summer shoes has to go the back in the boxes. Some of them I'm going to give to mom and sister in the Philippines since they always have warmer there.
So this is my tackle for today. I hope you guys have a great time.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Cost effective Solution for Retailers

Even though the economy is going up and down lately, we all must stay optimistic. Let's not make this crisis bring us down. Instead we have to continue to think of ideas how to get over with the current situation. Like most businessmen and retailers they're now using digital signage to advertise their company. This is one of the cost effective solution because it's a great way to attract customers and besides it can be updated easily. To learn more about using technology solutions, check out blackbox.com.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sasha, the Cutest

Sasha is one of the cutest chihuahua I've even seen. She's my friend Jenny's dog. She's so pampered. My friend treats her like her own baby. Well, she's actually her baby since she don't have a baby yet. She has cute outfits and accessories. One good thing that amazes me is that she knows a lot of tricks. That's why I'm going to shop around for some pet beds as my Christmas gift for her. She's just way too cute and I can't wait to have a chihuahua like her too.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rob Pattinson

When it comes to "Twilight," the question isn't whether the teen vampire movie is any good, but whether the hero, Edward Cullen, is as magical as we want him to be. Edward is brooding and sensitive ... and thanks to Pattinson's furrowed eyebrows, crooked smiles and carefully crafted hairstyles, he delivers just the Edward we've been waiting for.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Building A Good Home


Becoming a parent is one of my greatest accomplishments, it changes my whole perspective about life completely. Me and my husband are working hand in hand in providing our children a good home. One of our major goal right now is to build a house in our dream place. Actually there's a lot nice houses for sale everywhere but to be able to plan and build a house that will totally reflect your personality is a different feeling of fulfillment.

I'm excited when I found out about the InvitingHome.com. This is an online shopping destination for everyone who wants to add a personal touch in building their own home. Some people will just let their architects or contractors to plan for their house. But imagine when it's your plan, your ideas and your choice being followed in building your home, I think you will never so proud of yourself.

At invitinghome.com, you can get a genuine customer support from interior designers and architectural specialist for all your concerns. While I was surfing around in their site, I'm so inspired and informed. Among the so many wonderful things I love about their here's some that I specify:

* They provide secure Shopping and their tested daily by McAfee Secure. For online shoppers, protecting our identity is very important.

*You can find in their site the products that are hard to find. Imagine shopping from one warehouse to another. At the comfort of your own home you will find the specific products at their site.

*Their site is easy to navigate.

*They provide educational information's that will guide you all the way in making you own home. From choosing a valuable addition to your home like Corbels or complimenting your home by adding Crown Molding.

* They provide special offers and also give benefits to their registered clients.

Providing a major part in building your own home will give you a complete satisfaction especially when you see the finished product. Thanks to InvitingHome.com, you will be able to build a good home.

I can say that finding out invitinghome.com has inspired me a lot that's why I encourage everyone to check it out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Yo-Yo Holiday

Christmas/Holiday music cuts across all genres ... is it the go to music when you exercise, clean the house, shop, surf the Web, travel ...?

All About Christmas

Going Further

I'm the kind of person who never stop dreaming and I'm confident that in God's time all these dreams will become a reality.One of my goal right now is to pursue another course which is B.S in Nursing. I am inspired by a good friend of mine who works in Stanford Hospital and right now she's doing pretty good. Besides I always believe that being a Nurse is one of the world's greatest job.What I like about going to the Nursing path is the opportunity to diversify myself. What I mean is after graduating in B.S. Nursing, you can upgrade by taking up the Masters in Nursing. I know being a nurse will make your schedule hectic so the possibility of going back to school is low. But right now there are many schools that offer online MS nursing. One of the best schools I've known is the Saint Xavier University. This school is dependable because they have received awards and recognitions for their commitment and service. Their Master of Science in Nursing- Clinical Nurse Leaders Degree will enable you to advance yourself in a more promising career. I think St. Xavier University is a gift for everyone out there whose lives are so busy but still want to pursue their dreams.

List of Best Diet Pills

Many people are confuse which is the best diet pill to take because there's a lot of these pills in the market already. But according to researchdietpills.com, the top rated pills includes Anoretix,Fentraphen and Xyphedra. To know which of these products is best for you, you can visit researchdietpills.com for information of the overall quality of these pills as in regards to health safety. When you intend to lose weight, don't be too complacent in choosing just any kind of weight loss option. You need to research about it carefully and know the negative and positive effects.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

On The Chris Matthews Show, November 16th Chris Matthews leads with: "`It's not my job.' We've got a financial Katrina on our hands. Recession and layoffs are pouring through the floodgates, and nobody's in charge. Bush looks retired, Barack Obama's not president. So who's protecting us?
"Mandate for change? When Reagan and Bush won, they charged ahead with a conservative vision. Will Obama do what Reagan and Bush did, do it big and bold no matter how tough the times? The Democrats are in the driver's seat. Shouldn't they drive?"
The panelists:
-- Michele Norris hosts "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio.
-- Howard Fineman is senior Washington correspondent for Newsweek.
-- Erin Burnett anchors"Squawk on the Street" and "Street Signs" on CNBC.
-- Michael Duffy's assistant managing editor of Time magazine.

XL to Medium

Our Christmas Party will be on December 13. This is one of our major parties that Filipinos and American get together. It's fun! But of course the women got the chance to dress up. Me and my good friend Marie has been looking for dress as early as September. I just got mine two weeks ago. Marie don't have a dress yet because she's still hoping to reach her goal to loss weight. Well, she's been taking diet pills and I noticed that she's not that big anymore. Well, she used to wear XL clothing, now she can fit the size Large . So maybe next month, she can wear medium sized dress.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sports Clothing - Where? When?

A more sporty, casual approach to clothing is permeating our lives ... remember when athletic shoes, were for, well, athletics? ... did you ever wear Chick Taylor's outside of the gym ... then came the sports shoe craze ... is high-performance fitness/sports clothing going to follow? Seems to be making some in roads

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Collection

My husband has a huge collection of classic model cars from early 50s, 60s and so on. Some of them you can no longer buy in the market. But now, he's buying rc helicopter so I think he's going to add another collection which is for me is pretty cool. It is something that we can play during those moments that there's nothing to do. Our son loves watching those remote control helicopters and I can't wait when he's able to operate them. I feel so happy every time my husband play with Eric, he look like a child again which is really cute.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday / Steph's First Tackle


Well, here's my terrific three year old Daughter Stephie, making a mess in her drawer. The rule is, clean up your own mess.
So, there she go, cleaning up after her mess before daddy got home. She knew that it wouldn't make him happy.


Her first tackle isn't that bad at all :-)..but of course with mom's supervision and 'lil help. I just want her to learn to be responsible and observe cleanliness.
Learn more about Tackle it Tuesday at 5 Minutes For Mom. It's fun!

Monday, November 3, 2008

ProtectMarriage.com

Remember to Vote YES on Prop 8

A Yes vote means marriage is only between a man and a woman.A No vote approves same-sex marriage.
Unless we pass Prop. 8, nearly all California schools will teach children about same-sex marriage – “whether we like it or not” – and parents will not even have the right to be notified.

Vote Yes..Vote Yes..

For President, we support someone who will protect the sanctity of marriage and the sanctity of life. May the Man who have the kindest heart will win.

Trick Or Treat



I Can't Wait!

I'm Ready for the Make-Up Mum..

Huh..the rain can't stop me :-)

Thanks for the help Daddy..

and You too Mommy!


For more Halloween Pics of adorable kids go to 5 Minutes For Mom. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Jen!


It's Jen at JennyTalks birthday month that's why she wants to share her blesisngs by giving a birthday bash with amazing prizes such as:

1st PRIZE

$20 from Jenny Talks

$10 from Nita's Random Thoughts

$5 from When Mom Talks

$5 from Buzzy Me

1,000 EC Credits from A Slice of Life

500 EC Credits from A Life in Bloom

500 EC Credits from Simply Me

500 EC Credits from Nita's Corner

500 EC Credits from Great Finds and Deals

500 EC Credits from Batuananons

125x125 ad spot from Thomas Web Links

125x125 ad spot from Simply Jen

2ND PRIZE

$10 from My Fruitful Voyage

$5 from Moments of my Life

$5 from Blessings in Life and Nierva Dot Com

$5 and 500 EC Credits from Kitchen Deelite

500 EC Credits from Way of Life in OZ

500 EC Credits from Because Life is a Blessing

500 EC Credits from Fab & Chic Finds

500 EC Credits from Filipino Online Community

500 EC Credits from Computer Technology Gadgets

125x125 banner ad display from My Precious Niche

125x125 banner ad display from Food on the Table

3RD PRIZE

$5 from Fab Finds, etc.

$5 from Just Blogging It and PRC Board Exam Results

500 EC Credits from Around HongKong

500 EC Credits from Whats Up!

500 EC Credits from Digiscraptology

700 EC Credits from My Cross Roads

500 EC Credits from Healthy Living and Lifestyle

125x125 ad spot from Thomas Travel Tales

4th PRIZE$5 and 500 EC credits from A Mother's Horizon

1,000 EC Credits from Nierva Dot Com

500 EC Credits from This and That

500 EC Credits from Scraps & Shots

500 EC Credits from Rumination

125x125 ad spot from Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts

125x125 ad spot from Tech Stuff Plus

Everbody is invited to join!! Happy Birthday Miss Jen!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Totally Cute / Fun With Food


Hi, this is my daughter Stephanie, ..busted but totally cute. This picture was taken during my baby shower. We're busy with the games and she was busy with the icing. In fairness, the icing of the cake was made of whipped cream ( who can't resist? :-) ...Well, aside from icing, her favorite food also is spaghetti especially if I used Prego Spaghetti Sauce she will love it.


This photo is my entry for the Photo Contest at 5 Minutes For Mom.

If you have photos that are fun,family and food related , you might as well join the fun and you will have the chance to win $500 cash card for groceries.



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