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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Smart Bloggers Christmas Parade


Wishing you joys that shine all through the season-
all through the year!!
Merry Christmas Everyone!



Christmas Shopping With Children

Guest post of the week by Val Flores




It's that time of year again where everyone is trying to get the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Santa is visiting the stores, Christmas trees and decorations line the streets. For my children and I, this is the time of year when each child gets their own shopping trip with mom to the store to buy all of the gifts for everyone on their list.

For my youngest and I, we usually can find everything she is looking for at one store. One aisle for the brothers and dad and then one aisle for her older sisters. We prefer to shop in the mornings when there are less people and a better selection of gifts. This year, we're breaking our shopping trips up into buying for dad and brothers first, then later going to a different store for the older sisters.

Shopping with my boys is a more difficult task. They know where the presents that they want for themselves are and they know what they want to get each other. Pointing them in the right direction for the girls is difficult. Boys do not want to be caught shopping in girls clothing or make up!

Regardless of which child I am taking shopping, I always make a point to set the security alarm (www.securitychoice.com/broadview-brinks-adt.html) at home before we leave. It would be very bad indeed to come home to find our house broken into and Christmas gifts missing!

Nickelodeon Has Family Friendly Programming

Thanks for the post, Lorraine Gregory


As a mom of three kids under the age of ten, I certainly get my fair amount of exposure to children's television channels. It's hard to find good programming that is age appropriate, which is why Nickelodeon is my favorite network for them to watch. Though they love the Disney channel, there are only a few shows that I can really let them watch that they're interested in. I try to keep them away from the pop Disney stars, which makes programming choices there a bit difficult.

However, Nickelodeon has many great choices that I feel good about them watching. They are able to watch Nickelodeon on our directv channels and they get several of the channels in addition to their other favorites, like Cartoon Network. My two boys love watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, while my daughter is a big fan of iCarly. All of the kids can also agree on watching The Penguins of Madagascar and The Fairly Oddparents.

Though I think it's important to expose them to the different types of television that are on so that they can stay informed about current issues and what's going on in the world, I like to take the opportunity to talk to them about important elements of the shows and what they mean. All of the shows definitely provide us with good conversation opportunities.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

The Peters Family wished everyone the best Christmas ever. Let us all remember that this is a joyful celebration for the birthday of our dear Lord Jesus Christmas. May we always share our love and kindness to everybody just like the way Jesus shows it to us. Have a blessed Christmas everyone.

After Christmas Shopping

I'm proud of myself because I don't overspend this year's holiday.  I wasn't stressed compared to last year. Last year was crazy because I do last minute shopping using credit cards. I must say, this year is not as bad. In fact, I have lots of extra gifts to whoever I missed to give. I just realized that last year, I overspend on buying gifts for the kids. This year I minimized buying for them because they got gifts from their relatives and godparents anyway. I'm quite happy that I still have some little money to shop for prom dresses for my nieces in the Philippines. Proms are celebrated on February so I still have time to buy and ship it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Total Cleaning

Having toddlers and a baby in the house, I always want to make sure that the house is perfectly clean. When I say perfectly clean, it means no dust, virus, molds and bacteria that are floating in any corners of my house.Specifically, I want the floor to be free from all dirt. That's why I've been using a steam cleaner for awhile already because that's the only way I can achieve this total cleaning.
In the beautiful place of Austin, Texas, they're lucky to have a reliable steam cleaner Austin who have worked in the Austin area for over 20 years. People count on them to keep their house clean in preparation for the holidays.
The Steam Team not only specialize in cleaning the house. They also have car carpet cleaner Austin. You know how hard it is to clean our car when we are super busy. Being a mother of two, I think I haven't cleaned my car for awhile already. This morning, when I checked there are molds already under the car seat.yuck! And you know that this is one of the causes why our kids got colds. It's the allergies from the molds. That's why steam cleaning is the solution to my problem for my car.
If ever you have pets like a cute puppy or  sweet dog, we can't deny that they odor sometimes and they stick in our couches. No worries the odor removal Austin will come to the rescue. You don't want those foul odor meet your visitors. Free your mind from worries, the Steam clean will do that for you. And don't worry about the charge because they are affordable and it's all worth it. Always remember cleanliness is next to godliness.

4 Week Treatment

I'm on a 4 week , three times treatment in the Chiropractor. My spine needs an adjustment because my lower back is dis-align. I am just on my 3rd time treatment. I'm hoping that this will be over soon.The therapy isn't that long but it feels good. It's just so annoying because my neck and back still hurts and I'm always congested in the morning.But life most go on. I will just keep on taking my vitamins. That is my best defense.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Movie Time

Me, my husband and the kids watched the movie Greenzone movie last weekend. It's a pretty good movie. It doesn't have too much violence that will scare the kids. Me and my husband always like watching Matt Damon's movies. We have watched all his Borne Ultimatum and Borne Supremacy movies may times. Green Zone has a complete different theme from his previous movies. It has more realistic situations in it that we can relate to the present situation of the countries at war. It was fun watching it with the entire family especially that we just got a new  LG 42 Inch 1080 LCD HDTV. Just like the samsung lcd screens, the pictures are crystal clear which made our movie time a wonderful experience and bonding moment for all us.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Active Lifestyle

My husband will retire next year. He is excited and so am I. He's been working as a firefighter for more than 20 years. He didn't retire because he want to. It's a mandatory retirement. There's an age limit for a firefighter to work which is very understandable. It's a very tough job that requires hard work. But even though my husband is over 50 years old already, he still look young. He's physically built.He has a very active lifestyle. He run a minimum of 5 miles per day. That's why we don't worry about those male enhancement because he don't need it. Besides, I'm aware about those extenze side effects that's why if ever he needs it, I won't let him use it. Thankfully he don't need at all. Even though you're a senior citizen already, you still have to be physically active so that you can keep yoyourself healthy.

Could Be Worser

This quote has touched my soul this morning. Sometimes I whine about other people's attitude.Why they're mean and rude? Why they lie over and over again. I have a hard time dealing with those kind of people. I want to correct them. But I don't have the right because they're not my parents nor my kids. But then we have to realize that we just have to be thankful that we know what is right and wrong. Pity those people who don't know what they're doing.

Remember this "
Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!

Perfectly Fine

Four days after we got rear-ended, we brought my baby Sophia to her doctor in Brookings to make sure she's perfectly fine. I feel bad because I didn't bring her right away. It makes me sad when some of my friends asked me why? Well, she's really okay. She was not fussy. In fact, she was as bubbly as she was. I'm the one who feels miserable because my neck and back is aching plus I have a fever due to my tonsillitis.But my doctor will not see me until Wednesday but I have an appointment already for the Chiropractor the following day. I'm just glad that my insurance and the insurance of the other party didn't gave me hard time. In fact, they are very concerned about me. It's really very important that you have car insurance. It covers you from stress just in case accidents happened. Go ahead and get car insurance quotes for your protection and for your peace of mind.And I am thankful when the doctor confirmed that my baby is perfectly fine. Praise God!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Anti-Conterfeiting

When my brother introduced me his favorite brand of clothing which is North Face, I got interested with it right away. The first North Face products that I bought is a couple of tshirts for my brother. And then I bought a North Face hiking shoes for my husband. I was so impressed about it because he has been using it for over two years already and it's still in good condition. It is of course dirty but it don't have tears. My husband is a firefighter and he used it at work everyday. Since then I decide to keep North Face as the number one brand for my family.
This morning I was very surprised when I read in the news that North Face is one of the most counterfeited brands of the season. It's disappointing that there are North Face products out there in the market that are fake. That's why we have to be careful with our online shopping. Shop at
Zappos and you are assured that you get the authentic and genuine products. Zappos carries all our favorite designer brands such UGG Australia , Guess, Dooney and Bourke, Anne Klein, you name it, they have it. And guess what they offer free shipping both ways.
I must say Zappos is our one stop destination for all our shopping needs.

Tonsilitis

Last Monday I suffered from Tonsillitis. I got a fever of 101 degree Fahrenheit and it's so hard to swallow. I was so miserable. Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils. This happen to me when I cough all the time or when I ate too much chocolate. I took Ibuprofen to at least ease the pain but it doesn't work. My husband thought that it was just a sore throat but when he look at my throat he realized how bad it is .That's why he realized how come I'm so cranky.

Peace of Mind

Everytime I think of that accident that I encountered last Thursday,I realized that accidents happened in an unexpected ways. I can never believe that I got rear ended on a red light. The impact was so hard that I thought my car was totalled and I thought my baby was hurt. It was such a big relief for me when my baby didn't even cry. Knowing how accidents happen unexpectedly, I am now convinced to check on Wholesaleinsurance.net to check for a good life insurance. I want to secure my family at least financially just in case (heaven forbids) something bad happen to me. This will give me peace of mind when I got on for myself. You should get one if you don't have one yet.

Over Saving

This Holiday season is the shopping season for everybody. Rich or poor, we still shop because Christmas time is the season of giving. So, even though we're short on budget we still manage to buy gifts for the children. As for me I do my shopping  online mostly. Having 4 kids in the house, shopping in the store is more stressful than fun.Although my husband is willing to keep an eye on them but still I have to bring my baby. I'm not so comfortable without her at my sight especially now that she's very adventurous. With my online shopping, I save time and gas and I save a lot of money too. Before you shop try comparison shopping at become.com. They also have hot deals that will help you save a lot of money.
When you do comparison shopping first, it gives you an idea which store has the best deals in the web. For example, I just checked beach cabana tent and it showed different prices from the lowest to highest. It helps you save time from browsing from one store to another. And not just that, become.com, gives you guides in buying that certain item you're trying to buy. For instance if you buy foam pool floats ,( hey even it's Winter, we can still enjoy our swimming in our indoor pool. Luckily we have one here in our village.)they gave you an idea which one is better for a certain size of pool or location. I found  nice and cheap inflatable water floats that are not available in our stores here. Sometimes we look for certain products here and there and we almost lost hope in finding it because it's always out of stock or not available anymore. Try become.com, who know you will be able to find that perfect agio outdoor furniture that you've been waiting for. Enjoy ad have fun shopping.

3rd Day Of Recuperation

Like I said, since the accident I am so depressed that's why even though I'm not feeling well, me and my daughter went to church because it's Sunday. I was hoping that by going to church all my worries will be put to peace. I'm just depressed because I felt like my husband don't believe that I'm not really feeling good.I feel like he don't care for me. But you know I'm really like this when I'm sick, all I really wanted is my mom and since I wasn't able to get hold of her, I feel so down. In the church, I found out that the lady who's giving the Body of Christ is the one who rear-ended my car. This is really such a small town. She was kinda shocked when I was in her line during the Communion. But I'm not really sure yet if that was her. I tried to follow her and saw her driving a charcoal colored car so I thought I must be mistaken. Oh well.

Christmas Party/ Dinner

Today is the Christmas Party of the Filipino -American Association here in Crescent City. I was invited but I didn't go. I still have to call Kuya Al and Ate Josie to tell them I'm not going. I'm just shy to call because they're very nice couple and for rejecting their invitation is so hard. I am already committed to go to a Christmas dinner with some Fil-Am families too. But it's not as big as the association. We're just a circle  of friendswho are mostly not members of the association. We prefer something less crowded because we have kids. Right now I'm ready for the Christmas dresses for the kids. I still have to choose some mens ties for my husband and for my son. I want them to wear similar attire.I'm excited.

Importance Of Reviews

The advantage of online shopping versus traditional shopping is the convenience of picking the right choice at our own comfort and time. Even though, in traditional shopping we can see the item right away but mostly that I have observed, good products run out of stock quickly. That's why we better shop online. It's not hard anymore to distinguish the real condition of the products because there are sites that gave their honest and helpful reviews for the consumers. That's why as we noticed, when we researched a certain product, it came out to a number of reviews. And not just products but even with the online dating, we can already find the dating site reviews. To me this is such a big help.
ConsumerRankings.com provide an honest an thorough analyses of product features. When I shop online I make sure that I read on every details first. Sometimes, the prices seems too good to be true.But when you look at the reviews, you will find out why or sometimes it is really a good deal. Being aware of the ranking and feedback of a certain product and service give us the confidence to buy. So when you buy something online check the product at the consumer-rankings.com if you made the smarter choice.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Whiplash

On the second day after the accident, I started to have some whiplash. My neck is hurting as well as my back. And for some reason I was sad and depressed. I feel like going home to the Philippines. My husband got hold of our insurance company and Mrs. Rdl insurance. Luckily we both have AAA. We are advised to bring my car in the auto body shop. My husband thought that my car don't have a bad damage but as the mechanic in Howard's auto body checked it, it was badly damaged at the rear. My insurance assessor and Mrs Rdl assessor's talked to me and they're so nice to explained to me what I need to do. I am just thankful to God because amidst the hardships, the people we are dealing with are kind an understanding.

Fashion For Gratification

This Friday is the graduation of a good friend of mine from the LVN program in the College of the Redwoods. Her mom and I are confused what to give her. Tomorrow ,we're planning to go to a store to pick some dresses for her or some things for the kitchen and then we realized that she have lots of dresses already. Thankfully, I came across with Blue Sky Scrubs website. They have fashionable and designer style nursing scrubs which is just perfect for her because she's going to work right after she graduated. Knowing that we only have two stores here that are selling uniforms which means se will be wearing the same as many others. At Blue Sky Scrubs, you can customized your scrub tops and scrub pants.
Since the graduation is on Friday already, I will just suggest to her mom that we will just purchased a gift certificate for her. And they will just email it to her when we're done paying. I couldn't think of a better idea than this. She needs nursing uniform and with this gift certificate, she will be able to buy the scrubs that suits her taste. Her achievement gratified us. Hopefully our gift of fashion will gratify her.


scrubs

It's Been A Week

I can't believe it's been a week since I got into accident. Time flies  real fast. I feel a lot better now. My back and neck pains are more tolerable than it used to be. I just can't believe it happened to me. I am a very defensive driver. I always pay attention when I'm driving. Last Thursday was like a nightmare that I wished it didn't happened. But it's not my fault. I was on my way home from a long drive. I wet to Eureka with my baby Sophia and friend Jeline. Our trip to and from there was very smooth until we reached in Washington Blvd. which is like about 2 miles away from my house. I was slowing down getting ready to stop on a red light at the traffic light by the Del Norte High School. There were four cars in front of me but I the distance between me and the car in front of me is like about 2 cars. I came to a complete stop to give way to a truck that's about to cross but he decided to wait till I pass, so I just slowly drive getting ready to accelerate for the green light, when all of a sudden a car rear-ended me. I was shocked. I checked  on my baby right away who was sitting at the back. I was relieved when I found she's okay. My friend checked the condition of my car and what really happened. I was so scared to look at the damage. Thankfully, it wasn't as bad as I thought. And the woman who hit us was very polite and kind. After we exchange information, we went home and I realized we didn't report it to the police. But I am confident that Ms Rdl, is honest with us.

Finding the Best Repair Shop For Your Needs

Owning a vehicle requires more responsibility than just driving it. Just like our body it also wear and tear that's why it needs to be checked regularly. My husband is mechanically inclined so he knows how important it is to have our cars checked for maintenance. But since he's busy for work he don't always have the time to do all this inspection for our two vehicles. Sometimes I already saw my engine light because the oil needs to be change. But then last Thursday, I was rear-ended in a red light so my ear was dented, so he could have fix it but he don't  have the tools. That is why we have to bring my car in the shop to be fixed.
Knowing and finding the right repair shop is really important. Because we personally experienced dealing a scam repairman and it's a headache. That's is why you have to know the individual running the shop, his skill level and service awards. Ask for references from former customers and even current customers who keep coming on the shop. If you are in the L.A. area , you can find the top rated  Los Angeles auto repair  through repairpal.com.You can find for their personal experiences with the shop and it helps you pick the right one. Other than that you can also find reviews of different cars and models such as  Honda Civic  or Dodge Intrepid. You will find the problem reports of the owners about their cars. It will give you something to think about. So have you car checked because it might need a  head gasket replacement, change oil or tire replacements. Anything that will give us peace of mind with our driving.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Relentless Innovation

When I took Electronics and Communication Engineering in college, I was all excited not knowing how tough it is when you get into the major subjects. Then, I realized I'm not really good at it. But I have to finished what I started for the sake of my parents. I don't have regrets because the hardships that I've been through in getting this degree taught me a lot in life. What inspired me to take this course, is my amazement with the relentless innovation in our technologies today. It's very overwhelming how people manage to brought all these amazing ideas.Let me give you an example, The Core Systems Company. This company is the premier provider of industry leading solutions such as rack mount LCD's, 1U lcd , and embedded computer systems. They are the most trusted industrial computer manufacturer in the industry. We should be thankful that we have companies like them who never stop pursuing relentless innovation.

Wordless Wenesday/ Seven Years and Counting






On our wedding day. Nov 29,2003

Blessed with 3 lovely kids





There are so many things I love about You

I love the way your face lights up when you laugh.
I love knowing that I can still make you smile.
I love how you really care about other people's feelings.
I love the way you care for me.

I love your honesty and support.
I know I can tell you anything and trust that you'll find me find the right answers.
I love the way you bring out the best in me and won't let me settle for anything less.
I love the gentle ways you have of smoothing out a long day's rough edges.
I love the feeling of contentment that comes from beginning and ending each day with you.

Everything you do..everything you are..everything we have together. That's what I love..now and always
....




 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dr. Mohammad

Dr. Mohammad is a known psychiatrist who is an expert in dual diagnosis. He is  certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and board certified in Neurology. He is the Assistant Clinical Professor Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California. When you know anybody who's going to depression, bipolar and mental problems, ask them to go to Malibu Horizon because you are assured that you will be taken cared of by highly skilled professionals like Dr.Mohammad.

Turning Forty

My friend just turned forty last month and she had a huge and extravagant party. I attended and I had fun. Now that she turned forty she wants to keep updated with www.wrinkleremovers.org to find help about how to deal with wrinkles. When she turned 28, she noticed that there are laugh lines appearing in her face and now anticipate that sooner or later she will wrinkles too. She wants to be prepared by educating herself with the pros and cons for some anti wrinkle products. When you turned forty, you have to be prepare and feel young. Stay happy and keep yourself stress free.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Watching OC

While it was raining outside, I just stayed home and watch a show in Discovery Channel with my husband. He loves watching Discovery and History while I instead prefer USA network. But this morning I watch with him because it features the Orange County Choppers. In today's episode the son build a bike for John Lennon. I'm always impressed with these guys who made bikes because it's an amazing talent. Besides they're not just talent, they also have the looks and physique. It's as if they use the best muscle building supplements because they are well built and very good looking. I enjoy watching the father and son argued. The father is a butt but he's cool.I'm pretty sure he's proud of his son.

Healthy and Safety Tips

Here's some safety and healthy tips that we can apply in our daily lives.

* Please don't turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car. According to research , the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emit Benzene. Benzene is a Cancer causing toxin. It poisons our bones, causes anemia and reduces whilte blood cells. Prolonged ezposure with Bnezene will cause Leukemia which increses the risk of cancer and could also caused misscarrage.
Acceptable Bn3zene level indoors is 50 mg per sq ft.
a car parked indoors with windows closed will contain 400-8-- mg of Benzene.
If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F. People who get into the car keeping the windows closed will inevitably inhale, in quick succession excessive amounts of the toxin.
Benzene is a toxin that afcets your kidney and liver.
From now on. I will open the windows and door of my car to give time for interior to air out- and dispel the deadly stuff before we enter.

The Victoria Secret Fashion Show

I stayed up late just to watch the Victoria Fashion Show. It is a fabulous show. It is very exciting and fun. The models are all great. I was really starstruck while watching the show. I saw Paris and Nikki Hilton and other celebrities. Everybody did very great. Katy Perry and Akon performances were awesome.And even the dancers who are all well built did a fantastic job in their dance numbers. They all look sexy. The men probably found the best creatine powder to used because their abs looks really really good. I even saw Gerald Butler in the audience. And he obviously was having so much fun. My favorite models in the show are Rosie, Adriana and Alessandra. I will watch a replay of the show again when my friends came over.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Investing : The Sooner The Better

With all the crazy deals online and in the stores, I was almost tempted to sell my stocks. I just don't have enough money to buy those incredible electronic gadgets that have super low prices. Good thing that my husband encouraged me not to sell them and not think about it. So true because there's nothing to lose if I miss the huge sale. Because of this, I realized that I have to find another way of investing, a better one. Something that I can't just withdraw right away when I have my shopping urges.
I realized that the best way in investing right now is to buy gold bullion. We can buy precious metals at United States Gold Bureau as investments. For me, I will buy gold and silver. Since I was a child, I already have gold and silver jewelries because my mom always buy for me on special occasions such as birthdays and graduations. As years go by, the value of my jewelries increased when I have them appraised. Now that I'm a mother already, I believe that buying gold is a good investment for my children. The sooner I invest the better for them.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

It's Thursday and I'm Thankful because it's Thanksgiving day:-). I'm thankful for my family in the Philippines because they are my inspiration. They are the reason why I keep on fighting and never giving up. I  am thankful for my beautiful family here.They are my life. My husband loves me unconditionally. And my children are just so adorable behave and smart. I just couldn't ask for more. Lastly but not the least, I'm thankful for my friends who always stand by me in good times and in bad times. Life is beautiful when you have a lot to thank for. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday/ Never Too Early



Right after the Halloween, I decided to put up our Christmas early. In the Philippines, we started decorating as early as September :-). Right after Halloween might be that bad at all. I still have to do more decorating today and the following days because I am going to shop for Christmas decors on Black Friday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baby Carrier

I have three babies already but I have never found a baby carrier as comfortable as ergo baby carrier . I have give away three baby carriers already because  my back hurts after I used them. This carrier can be worn in many ways. You can wear on front, on back and on the hip. This is super versatile. My favorite is the optional cozy infant insertment. This  can be used for a long time because it is suitable for newborn babies through toddler up to 40 pounds. I can honestly say that this will be a perfect baby shower gift.

What A Small World

Jody, my stepdaughter died in car accident last 2008. She has two daughters. We adopted the eldest and the youngest is with her real father. Bianca has a different lifestyle now as compared to when her mom was alive. They use to live from one place to another. She  missed school alot. I hate to blame her mom. May her soul rest in peace. I have to say, it's the people surrounding them who are influencing them in a negative way. But that's the past. Right now, I can say and many people have noticed that Bianca is comfortable with her new lifestyle. She's happy. She's one of the top students in her class. She never missed the school and she's jolly. But one of Jody's friend wasn't too happy with the way we raised Bianca.She said we're too strict for her. But I don't really care about her opinion. I assumed that she's mad at me because she's no longer close to the kids like she used to be. I just can't trust her anymore. She blew our trust big time. One time when she picked up Bianca at school, she brought Bianca late and the worst, I found a weed in Bianca's backpack. Since then I was suspicious of her. I don't know her that much so I search for her. I found her in myspace and surprisingly I found an article about  her in our local newspaper for stealing a car outside the Torero's restaurant. It showed a picture of her and her full name. What a small world.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Friday Shopping

I'm excited for the coming after Black Friday sale. Should I go to the biggest chain of stores and opt to buy their super low price LCD television (even tho i just bought a 52 inch HDTV)? Or buy a new laptop for myself and give the old one to my 6 yr. old? or I  could go to another state and get in line in the early morning to try to purchase 3 pairs of different styles of boots and the latest style of the Bearpaw winter collection? or should I stay at home and spend the Black Friday with my children and wait for better deals before the Christmas Season??? Ahhh the life of the confused shopper sometimes get me... Happy Thanksgiving everyone....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Never Too Late for More Christmas Presents

Last October, my family received their, package from me. And I was so overjoyed when I heard their excitement over the phone. It's always nice to give and make your loved ones happy. I'm thanking of sending another package. For a 22x22x22 box, it will cost me only $79, unlimited weight and it will only take 6 weeks for the shipping duration. I have stuffs here that can fill a box already but I will add more supplements and best vitamins for my dad. He's working too hard in the farm so he deserve the best there is. Tomorrow I might go to the mall to go shopping and hopefully I can find good deals in clothing and shoes so I can buy some for my brothers and sisters.

Wish List

On the 29th of this month is our 7th year Wedding Anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long. I realized that on our anniversaries I only gave my husband a card while he gave me gifts. He said that it should be the husband who is supposed to give gifts on anniversaries not the wife. That's why I just let him do it. On our first anniversary, I was in the Philippines, he sent me chocolates and a bunch of cool stuffs , on the second anniversary,we were already together and he gave me a necklace, flowers and chocolates. On the third, he gave me earrings, stuff toy, flowers and chocolates. On the fourth, he gave me a nice jewelry box. It's so beautiful.and as usual with flowers, chocolates and stuff toy. Then on the fifth, he gave me a laptop and as always, flowers, chocolates etc. Then on the 6th, he gave me a very nice fortune plant that I've been eyeing for a long time. He gave me the usual stuffs.And for our 7th year, I will ask him to buy me a sexy lingerie.I realized  that he never got the chance to buy me those kind of stuff. It will be a challenge for him but we'll see if he'll do it.

Wordless Wednesday/ Sweetheart

Yummy Leche Flan! A Very Sweet Heart.

Monday, November 15, 2010

LG (Life's Good)

LG 42LD450 42-inch Class Television 1080p LCD HDTV
I got the best deal when I bought this one in Sears. I got the free shipping and handling deal plus 10% off for being a Shop Your Way Rewards Card member. I saved close to $200.  I was hesitant in buying this at first because most of my friends recommended Samsung. But I'm thankful because I followed my instinct. I chose this one and I'm satisfied with it. My husband was happy because it's easy to set up.
Here's the specifications for those who want to buy this one also.

Specifications:


Depth: 3 in


Digital Television Certification: Not certified

Dimensions: Without stand

Enclosure Color: Glossy black

HDCP Compatible: Yes

HDMI Ports Qty: 2 port(s)

Height: 25 in

PC Interface: VGA (HD-15)

Product Type: 42 LCD TV

Timer Functions: Standby, sleep, wake

Video Interface: Component, composite, HDMI

Weight: 29.8 lbs

Width: 40.2 in

Jacks, IN-OUT:

Audio Inputs, Total Number: 2

Audio-Video Inputs Rear: 1

Component Input Sets, Total Number: 1

Digital Audio Output: Yes

Digital Audio Output Type: Optical

HDMI Inputs, Number: 2

S-Video Inputs, Number: 1

USB Inputs, Number: 1

Other Audio Enhancements:

Watts per Channel: 10 watts

Enhanced Audio Circuitry:

Sound Equalization: Yes

Product Overview:

3D Ready: No

Depth: 2 to 5 in.

Feature: LCD

Features: V-chip

General Warranty: 1 year parts and labor

HDTV: Yes

Height (with stand): 24 to 28 in.

Item Weight: 29.8 lbs.

Number of HDMI Inputs: 2

Overall Color: Black

Resolution: Full HD - 1080p

Resolution: 1080p

Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz

Screen Size: 37 to 42 in.

Sound, Overall Type: Dolby® Digital Surround Sound, 5.1-channel digital

Sound, Overall Type: Stereo

TV Type: LCD

Type: LCD

Type: LCD

Display:

24p Technology: 24p Real Cinema

Additional Features: Auto power off, on-screen menu, 3:2 pull down compensation, XD Engine technology, Smart Energy Saving, USB MP3 playback, USB JPEG photo playback, ISF Calibration Ready, x.v.Color, Deep Color, Simplink, USB Media Player, Picture Wizard II

Backlight Life: 60,000 hour(s)

Diagonal Size: 42 - widescreen

Display Format: 1080p (FullHD)

Display Menu Language: English, French, Spanish, Korean

Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100000:1

Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Pixel Response Time: 4 ms

Progressive Scan: Progressive scanning (line doubling)

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Technology: TFT active matrix

V-Chip Control: Yes

Viewing Angle: 178 degrees

Viewing Angle (Vertical): 178 degrees

Controls, Audio:

Bass Control: Yes

Treble Control: Yes

Controls, Video:

Aspect Adjustment: Yes

Channel Labeling: Yes

Clock: Yes

Closed Captioning: Yes

Favorite Channel Memory: Yes

Parental Control (Channel Block): Yes

Programmable On/Off Timer: Yes

Sleep Time (Switch Off): Yes

V-Chip Program Lockout: Yes

Display, Resolution:

Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Dimensions:

Depth: 3.0 in.

Depth with Stand (inches): 10-3/10 in.

Height: 25 in.

Height with Stand (inches): 27 in.

Width: 31 to 40 in.

Width: 40-1/5 in.

Width with Stand (inches): 40-1/5 in.

TV Tuner:

Analog TV Tuner: NTSC

Stereo Reception System: MTS

Digital TV Tuner:

Digital TV Tuner: ATSC, QAM

Video Features:

Parental Channel Lock: Yes

Media Player:

CMLBL_Media Player:_USB Port: Yes , 1 port(s)

Remote Control:

Type: Universal remote control - infrared

Audio System:

Additional Features: Closed caption, Clear Voice II technology, Auto Volume Leveler II (AVL)

Built-in Decoders: Dolby Digital

Output Power / Total: 20 Watt

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Speaker(s): 2 x right/left channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt

Speakers Included: 2 speakers

Surround Mode: Yes

Display, Enhancements:

Contrast Ratio: 80000:1 Dynamic

Response Speed: 4ms

Connections:

Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - side

1 x USB 2.0 ( 4 pin USB Type A ) - side

1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear

1 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear

1 x audio line-in ( RCA phono

Included Remote:

Remote Control Type: Universal (pre-programmed multibrand)

Stands & Mounts:

Flat Panel Mount Interface: 200 x 200 mm

Stand Design: Tabletop

Stand Features: Swivel

Stand Included: Yes

Internet Connectivity:

Internet Connectable: No

Dimensions & Weight Details:

Dimensions & Weight Details: Panel without stand - 40.2 in x 3 in x 25 in x 29.8 lbs

Panel with stand - 40.2 in x 10.3 in x 27 in x 33.3 lbs

Power:

Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Consumption Operational: 180 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 0.1 Watt

Power Device: Power supply - internal

Manufacturer Warranty:

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year

Friday, November 12, 2010

Party Giveaways

I'm wondering what are the best rated cigars? Next year, my husband will retire and I'm planning to give a retirement party for him if he's not gonna get one from work. But I doubt that because I have talked to one of the ladies in the personnel department, she said they're going to throw a party for him. But I am planning to give him another party at home. And since we'll be inviting his co workers, having cigars as giveaways would be nice. I still have four months to plan but I'll start looking around for the best deals in cigars.

Use Or Loss

I'm so jazzed today because it's the beginning of my husband's vacation. He has more than 150 hours use or lose so he needs to use before the end of the year. So beginning today, he's off from work and will be back on the 3rd of January next year. I'm so relieved because  I can relax. I don't need to drop the kids to school because he can do it for me. We'll be busy making plans for his vacation. As a matter of fact, tomorrow we'll bring the kids to the zoo. I just hope that with his six weeks vacation he'll not gained too much weight. Oh well, pull up bars are always there to the rescue. I know it can help him a lot.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday/ Two Years Later





                                                                    
                                                                        Sweet As Ever

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wicked

Wicked tickets are almost sold out in many locations. Wicked is a  musical that is based on the best selling book entitled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. They just celebrated their 7th anniversary last October 10 of this year. Knowing that it is   currently the 25th longest-running show in musical theatre history and the 17th longest-running Broadway show, having played over 2,870 performances to date made me wanted to buy their tickets so bad. I haven't seen any schedules in California yet but at least there's one in Eugene, Oregon which is just 4 hours drive from Crescent City.
Here's the Wicked schedules and dates. Go get your tickets now before it's gone.


Wicked Present - Aug 28, 2011Gershwin Theatre Toronto, ON

Wicked Present - Nov 28Canon Theatre-Canada Tulsa, OK

Wicked Nov 19 - Nov 28Chapman Music Hall - TPAC Kalamazoo, MI

Wicked Dec 1 - Dec 12Miller Auditorium Chicago, IL

Wicked Dec 1 - Jan 23, 2011Cadillac Palace Indianapolis, IN

Wicked Dec 15 - Jan 1, 2011Murat Theatre Tucson, AZ

Wicked Jan 7, 2011 - Jan 23, 2011Centennial Hall - AZ Appleton, WI

Wicked Jan 27, 2011 - Feb 20, 2011Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Albuquerque, NM

Wicked Jan 28, 2011 - Feb 13, 2011Popejoy Hall San Antonio, TX

Wicked Feb 16, 2011 - Mar 6, 2011Majestic Theatre San Antonio Orlando, FL

Wicked Feb 23, 2011 - Mar 27, 2011Bob Carr Perf. Arts Center Costa Mesa, CA

Wicked Mar 9, 2011 - Apr 3, 2011Orange County P.A.C. - Segerstrom Hall Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wicked Mar 30, 2011 - Apr 24, 2011Broward Center Au Rene Eugene, OR

Wicked Apr 22, 2011 - Apr 30, 2011Hult Center for the Performing Arts Buffalo, NY

Wicked Apr 29, 2011Sheas Performing Arts Center Spokane, WA

Wicked May 19, 2011 - May 29, 2011INB Performing Arts Center Omaha, NE

Wicked May 28, 2011 - Jun 12, 2011Orpheum Theatre - Omaha Washington, DC

Wicked Jun 15, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Pittsburgh, PA

Wicked Oct 1, 2011Benedum Center

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Finally She's Walking

At 15 months old, my baby Sophia finally walks on her own. Compared to her brother and sister she learned how to walk later. Her brother started walking when he's 10 months old only then her sister started walking a week after her first birthday. My friends said that it's because she's chubbier than them. I am so excited because I was able to take a video of her first few steps.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nice Spa Cover

Today is the last day of sale for the cheapest spa cover at BeyondNice.com. But still you can't beat their prices because it's factory direct and the delivery is free. Their spa covers are custom made in USA and you can even design your own hot tub cover if you want to. What I love about buying spa covers from them is their five years outstanding warranty. With their nineteen years experience in the business, we are secured and confident that they made nothing but the best quality and top value products in the market. They have walk-on hot tub covers that support two adults or a standard foam core hot tub cover. You can conveniently choose which cover you wanted that is perfect for your hot tub. 

Trick Or Treating

I can say that this is the best trick or treating ever. My plans happened as I anticipate it to be. It's always an advantage when you're always ahead of the game.  I asked the kids to wear their costumes at around 1pm so we can take pictures. Last year I wasn't able to take pictures of them very well because Sacha took the kids for trick or treating while I was on the store. They were not dressed up properly.Their costumes were ruined before I even took the pictures. Anyways, this year I make sure, I'm in charge. At around 2pm, I took pictures of them so I don't have to worry about their pictures later. We started trick or treating at around 4pm. We didn't bring Sophia because she was sleeping. She woke up at around 5pm so we head back home and get her and we were trick or treating in the neighborhood. The kids were having  fun. Their buckets were already full at about 6:30 so we decided to go home. It was fun.I can't believe we gather so many candies in one hour and 30 minutes. It is perfect day, everyone was happy. Most especially, my baby Sophia was able to enjoy her first trick or treating. I will post pictures later.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

INetU

For my two days training in a Chiropractic clinic, I learned a lot of things. And I realized that working in a medical clinic is one of the most fun and exciting jobs for me. You get to know many people and the tasks are not difficult. You just have to pay attention, be polite and sincere. Most of the transactions are made through the computer. You have to encode all the information during that day. It's amazing how computers and electronics can make our lives convenient sometimes. If you want to build your own business, just make sure that you choose a hosting provider that is good in managed hosting such as INetU.

Gratitude

Today I cooked egg rolls  for my friends. It is my way of showing my gratitude for their kindness to me. I realized that this is probably better than giving material things. I gave ten egg rolls to my friend Heather. We're not super close but one time when my friend Pavi had a birthday party, she only got few egg rolls so I said, I will make it up to them.  Besides, she will move to another state tomorrow. I feel good that I'm able to cook for her before she moves. Then I gave another ten to my friend Denise. She's always sweet to us. I've been planning to make egg roll for her for a long time. At least, I finally made it.
When I dropped my son to school, one of the teachers saw Sophie eating an egg roll, and she asked if I can give her if I have some extra. Yes of course. I love to give. So maybe later I give her some. If not, for sure tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fashionable Boots

In this part of the world, Winter is always four months out of the year. So everyone here always wear boots. I have a collection of Winter boots, mostly leather. But I need to invest in dav rain boots.I just love the colors and the variety of stylings.Even with wearing some of my fashionable dresses, they would fit find. I love the patterns. My favorite includes the Leopard design. It is adjustable with its corset lacing at the back. Most importantly, because its textured sole it will keep me from slipping from this sudden downpours that we have here locally.

Terrible

I'm dead tired last night. I got out from work at 6:30 in the evening ten I went straight to the grocery store to buy vegetables for dinner and a rack of pork and beef ribs. When I got home, my baby Sophie hug me so tight. She missed me so much. This working mom idea won't probably last long. Anyways, after I cooked dinner, ate and fed the kids, I just went straight to bed. I'm so tired to even clean my face. That is why I woke up with terrible blackheads. Now I need blackheads remover to get rid of these awful blemish in my face. I should have clean and tone my face before I went to bed.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Annoying Pimple

I woke up this morning with this itchy and irritating pimple in my back and in my neck.I rarely got pimple in my face, only when I sleep too late or I ate too much greasy foods. I think it's the good weather here in Crescent City. I remember when I was in the Philippines, where we live is dusty and hot, I got acne all the time. In fact my brother who is still there is complaining about his severe acne in his neck and his back. He's embarrassed to go to the beach because of his skin condition. He needs to learn more about his skin problem before it will get into his face. He needs to find out what are the causes and solutions so that he will get rid of these annoying pimples.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Student of the Week


I was teary eyed when my daughter went up in the stage to receive her Student of the Week Award. How time flies so fast. I can still remember my feeling when I found out that I was pregnant of her,the first time when I laid my eyes on her. And now she's already in kindergarten. I'm not trying to be conceited but I can tell that she's a smart girl. She has a good memory. She can comprehend new ideas quickly. I'm so proud of her. All I wish and pray is that she will grow into a very good person,responsible and modest. May god protect her in any kind of danger. I love her so much more than anything else in this world. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hormone of the Night

Let's talk about melatonin or what you called the " Hormone of the Night". This is quite an  interesting compound that is produced by the pineal gland located in the center of the brain.It was discovered as an antioxidant in 1993.It acts as a synchronizer of the biological clock. We can also find melatonin in foods such as vegetables, grains and meats but in very small amounts. We can find in the market, some melatonin supplements .They are available in capsules, tablets, liquids or transdermal patches. But most doctors don't recommend nor prescribed this. It's probably because the physiological roles of this compound are still unclear despite almost fifty years of research. Although some people really used this to be able to sleep longer even though they're not as strong as prescription sleep aids.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bloated

It's foggy today so I just stayed inside the house all day. I'm super busy because I've been picking after the kids' mess. Even though they try to clean up their bedrooms when they're told but it's different when I did it myself. I put the clothes in the closets and finished my son's chart for his class. I've been eating like crazy today too. I ate four piece of cake, bagel with peanut butter and I had barbecue tri tip for breakfast, bratwurst for lunch and barbecue chicken and rice for dinner. I think I drank two cans of soda. That's why I feel so bloated. I tried exercising by using my stair climbing. I still feel so heavy. I think I need to use a weight loss product now because many of my favorite clothes  don't fit me anymore. What a drag. It is disappointing seeing my tummy bulging.Ahh I need to take this diet and exercise more seriously.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stay Connected

Being a full time mom of four kids, I am busy as a bee. I woke up early to help the girls with their clothes and hair. They know how to dress themselves but I still make sure that they go to school neat and properly dressed. Then my husband drop them at school on his way to work. If the baby is still sleeping, I took the chance to clean the bedrooms or finished my online chores. At about noon, I drop my son to preschool then pick my daughter at around two then my son at around three. I do a lot of driving. During the weekdays, I'm usually outside the house and always driving around. That is why I have to get a Bluetooth headset so that even though I'm driving I will still stay connected. It is important that I won't miss my calls because I have a hard time returning their calls because of my super busy schedule.

Poor Little Man

My son woke up so early this morning. Like about 5 o 'clock in the morning. He asked me to go with him downstairs because he is so sick and that he needs a medicine. He's referring about his gummy bear multivitamin.He thinks that his vitamin in his medicine. I was still sleepy so I told him to drink some water because it must be just his throat. He drank water but 20 minutes later he got up. He told me that he's going downstairs to get a medicine. Right there and then, I woke up away. He sleep with his diapers only so I put clothes on him and socks. I woke up his dad. We just lay him down in our bed and daddy got his vitamin. Then we went back to sleep.After 30 minutes he threw up. He woke me up and told me "See mommy, I told you I'm sick".I feel so bad. My poor baby. After which he went back to sleep. He's resting now and I'm praying he feel better when he wakes up.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Keeping The Music Down

I need to use headphones specifically a wireless one because having three energetic toddlers in the house,I can no longer hear the music and the sound that I wanted to listen. And not just that, most of the time I can only watch TV or use the Internet when they're sleeping . That's why I need to keep the music down or put it on mute completely. Having a headphone is the solution to this problem. I found nice selections at the The Source. They have Earbud Headphones which are perfect for the iPod, iPad and iPhone. Compact Headphones for the kids who love music. It has a sound restrictor that control the volume to protect their eardrum from excessive noise.I will get one for my son. Full Size Headphones are perfect for watching TV or game.Noise-Cancelling Headphones which enable us to listen the music without any distraction from outside noise. And they have the Wireless & Bluetooth for portable covenience.

 

Great Job Good Job

According to Aristotle, "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.". If there's one thing that I'm proud of myself is that I was able to finished college. I finished B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering.  Even though  I haven't practised this profession for a long time, I don't have regrets because I know I have accomplished something for my parents and for myself. My parents ultimate goal for us their children is to be able to earn a diploma.It gives them pride and joy being able to sustained their kids through college amidst all the trials and hardships they've encountered. Now that I'm here in America, it's my greatest wish that I will be a pursue a degree here also. I'm gearing towards taking a medical course. I'm debating between Nursing or Pharmacy Technician. As I searched for health care job postings, I noticed that these two have the most number of hiring. I can't wait till my parents will get here so that I can start going to school and start building my career.  

Can't Resist

Wow 16 more days before Halloween and yet I'm still debating which costumes I want the kids to wear.  I have a closet full of costumes for them because I keep their costumes in one place. You know how toddlers are, they want to wear costumes any day they want. My daughter has all kinds of princess dresses. Last year, I bought seven costumes during the after Halloween sale that's why it's cheap.It is like less than $5 each costume. If I remember right, I got a Ninja Costume for $1.75 only. I'm just lucky because the kids don't mind wearing the costumes we had already so I don't have to buy new ones. But last Wednesday, I can't help but buy this cute Superman costume for my son from Old Navy. It's way too cute to resist. Besides I love buying costumes from Old Navy because it's high quality.The kids wore them over and over again and still in good condition. Plus it's machine washable compare to the costumes we purchased in Walmart, they need to be hand washed only.
My daughter wants to be a Snow White, Bianca as a witch,Sophie as Minnie Mouse or a little Snow White and Eric will be Superman.I guess I'm set, and I can't wait.

Friday, October 8, 2010

To The Fullest

Life is short so let's live life to the the fullest.What living life to the fullest really mean to all of us? I noticed that each of us has its own interpretation of living life to the fullest. For example, this one friend of mine dedicates her life in helping her family and other people. She's happy about that.She's amazing because if her family is happy, she's happier.And another friend of mine, enjoy her life by buying anything she wants. She don't care about her credit, she don't care about going to school. All she wanted is fun, clothes, purses and shoes and how she looks. She will spend money to make herself looks good. Why? Because she thinks that life is short and she needs to enjoy it. On the other hand, I, myself is aware of the fact that life is short. I'm always amazed how time flies so fast. But I have my own aspect of living life to the fullest, that is going to school, get a diploma, get married and have kids. I'm pretty much in the stage of life I expected it to be but I still have a long list of goals. The only thing that I mistakenly interpret the "living life to the fullest" saying is my indulgence with food. I don't drink diet soda, I don't like non fat foods. I love eating foods with all the good stuff in it and that includes the fats and sugar. I know it's something not really good but I live to the fullest by eating the food that I love. Anyways, if ever I will have weight issues in the future, I can click here for guidance and help. There's always a solution to any problem.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday/Exploring the Water

Here in Crescent City, we are blessed with beautiful camping areas close to the river. Whenever we have a fairly good weather on the weekends, we usually have a picnic by the river. This one was taken at Jedidiah Smith River.



My 1 year old Sophia was amazed with the water and was determined to be in the water.


First, she touched if the water is cold :-)


wondering if mommy will let her to


She had the best time of her life when I allowed her to play in the water .

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Am I Being Photophobic?

I realized lately that I can't stand the reflection of the light towards me especially when I'm driving. Of course it does hurts our eyes especially if we're not wearing sunglasses. But I noticed that my reaction is different.After exposing in a very bright light, I felt a pain in the middle of my eyes then I feel like throwing up. So I'm debating if I have  to go to see an Ophthalmologist or seek a migraine treatment. I'm really scared having a migraine because I know how bad it is. Some of my friends woke with a migraine. That's terrible. I just hope that I'm not getting a migraine. I think it's worse than being photophobic.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stress and My Health

Finally, Sophie fell asleep already. I can at least take a little break. I have five kids here in the house. Bianca's sister Jet visits her today and last night she peed in the bed so I have to do extra laundry today.The household chores are not big deal to me, it's when the kids are fighting and screaming. When they started doing it, I can feel a severe pain at the back of my neck, my back hurts and I feel a severe warmth in my face. When you have kids, stress can't really be avoided. I believe that laughter is the best medicine.  I am a person who loves to laugh but when I'm stressed, it's   just hard to even smile. I need an acne skin care because I can see pimples popping out in my face. If there's one thing that I won't let this stress caused is looking like ten years older.That's why right now, I'm just relaxing here with baby Sophie and I just let the kids ride their bikes in the garage.

Maria Pema At Forty

Maria Pema is one of my closest friends here in Crescent City. We get along right away when we found that we both came from the same city in the Philippines, then we went to the same school ( University of Southeastern Philippines). We called each other  "unbiological sisters". People think that we are best friends but we don't call each other like that because she has her own circle of friends and her own best friends and I have mine too. We argue in so many things. She don't like my being tactless sometimes. I don't know what I don't like about her, all I know that I disagree wit her many times when we're together. And I hate it when she is annoyed when I'm too pushy. But then when she's not around I realized that I like her because with her I can express myself freely.She laugh at my stubbornness . I think she likes my sense of humor because she "lol" with my silly jokes. And I like it when she thinks that I'm smart even though she is irritated when I can't comprehend easily. And yeah we can talk anything under sun. Also, what I like about our friendship, that even though people are saying stuffs against each other, we stood still for each other, that knowing that she said these stuffs against me or I said these stuffs against her in the past, what we matters most is the present. And I think because we both know that we made mistakes and we said sorry without making excuses that is why we remain strong. I think we are friends because when things aren't going well in our lives, we can just sit down together, watch ABS CBN shows and talk about the Philippine celebrities, make fun of them, we felt better afterwards. Oh yeah,we also get along well because we both don't like Kris A.
That is me and Marie. She just had her 40th birthday party last night. It was great. I had fun. To Marie, I wish you more love, peace of mind and good health.
Keep smiling....keep shining.....just know that you can always count on me ..hehehehe


Maria Pema at Forty

Maria Pema is one of my closest friends here in Crescent City. We called each other  "unbiological sisters". People think that we are best friends but we don't call each other like that because she has her own circle of friends and her own best friends and I have mine too. We argue in so many things. She don't like my being tactless sometimes. I don't know what I don't like about her, all I know that I disagree wit her many times when we're together. And I hate it when she is annoyed when I'm too pushy. But then when she's not around I realized that I like her because with her I can express myself freely.She laugh at my stubbornness . I think she likes my sense of humor because she "lol" with my silly jokes. And I like it when she thinks that I'm smart even though she is irritated when I can't comprehend easily. And yeah we can talk anything under sun. Also, what I like about our friendship, that even though people are saying stuffs against each other, we stood still for each other, that knowing that she said these stuffs against me or I said these stuffs against her in the past, what we matters most is the present. And I think because we both know that we made mistakes and we said sorry without making excuses that is why we remain strong. I think we are friends because when things aren't going well in our lives, we can just sit down together, watch ABS CBN shows and talk about the Philippine celebrities, make fun of them, we felt better afterwards. Oh yeah,we also get along well because we both don't like Kris A.
That is me and Marie. She just had her 40th birthday party last night. It was great. I had fun. To Marie, I wish you more love, peace of mind and good health.
Keep smiling....keep shining.....just know that you can always count on me ..hehehehe


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Classic Tack Cloth

My husband is picky when it comes to cleaning tools. He  is so familiar about certain type of fabric that might be or might not be good for cleaning to a certain surface especially when it comes to his tools and truck.He tried using the tack kleen classic tack cloth and he's quite impressed. It quickly removes dust from metal and wood surfaces. As shown in the video, my husband demonstrated how to to use the tack cloth, you can tell how convenient it is to use it. And he wanted to get more so he can use use it at work.He's an engine operator and he knows how important it is to obtain a blemish free finish.

Back To School Night

Yesterday was the Back to School Night at Bess Maxwell. It was my first time to seriously join activities at Bess Maxwell because I'm curious about the activities inside Stephanie's classroom. Last year with Bianca, I went to but I wasn't as excited as yesterday. It was stressful at first though because Sophie was so uneasy and she was crying.Good thing the lunch lady gave her an apple so it kinda mellows her down.So I was able to sit down along with other parents at Stephanie's room while her teacher was explaining her outline of activities for the kindergartners. After which,we went to Bianca's room. I introduced myself to her teacher. She's a nice lady. Then we went to the Multi purpose room to get a balloon from the Dollar Dog booth. The kids got to eat free pizzas too. All in all, it gave me a sense of satisfaction being able to involve myself in my kids' academic life.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Slow To Anger

According to a passage in the Bible, "A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly." Unfortunately I am a quick tempered person. BUT lately I had practiced how to control myself.And it feels good. I know it's hard resisting putting someone in her shoes when she's on your nerves already most importantly that you have done nothing wrong. I'm so close in confronting this person yesterday but I realized it will do no good. To my surprised, this person called me and acted as if nothing happen. I was so relieved.We all have our moments. I realized that it is very important to think twice before we decide something important. I praise God for guiding my thoughts and actions.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hair Problem

So far, ever since the school day started I haven't had any major problems in preparing the kids for school. I'm thankful because they're always excited. My two girls go to school at 7:10 AM. They woke at 6:30. After getting dresses and brushing their teeth, it's my turn to brush their hair. I don't have problem with my daughter's hair because it's fine and smooth. I have problem with Bianca's hair because it's thick and coarse. It has a lot of dead hair too. I feel bad for her because she wanted a certain hairstyle but it's just hard for me to do it. She used to have her braided very neatly before, when she was still living with her mom's ex boyfriend. What they do is they braid her hair while it's still wet and put a lot of hair spray on it to keep it on place. I can't do the same. Personally, I don't think it's good for her hair.  I'm not sure but it's probably the reason she has a dull hair. Our hair is important, it's one of our crowning jewels. People who have hair problems use hair loss shampoo hoping to give more volume to their losing hair. That's why as a mom, I take full responsibility in the health of my children and in the whole aspects of their body. A healthy child from head to toe is a happy child.
Additional Notes:

Wordless Wednesday/ Thanks To The Yummy Peas



We went to Garden Party last Saturday.My Sweet Sophia can't wait to taste this beautiful and mouth watering garden cake. She's about to cry but wait a minute I saw a bowl of peas. She was hesitant at first but when she try a bite..mmmm yummy..Thanks a lot for healthy peas :-) . 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Again? At 3AM?

I can't believe that I woke up at 3AM again. It's like a routine already. My youngest cried so I put her back to sleep and I can't sleep. I'm wide awake. It's not everyday though. It's almost like every other day. I noticed that it happened when I go to sleep anxious to wake in the morning to finish some tasks. I just bought some beauty supplies for a friend of mine who's celebrating her birthday on the 2nd of birthday. I realized that I need to buy it as soon as possible or else it won't be here before the party. I can't buy them on our department store here because she works there.After I paid my purchased my eyes hurts. It's not because I used my credit card again :-) but it's the brightness of my laptop's monitor. Besides as we grow older, our eyes changes too. I thought I noticed some lines in my eyelids, it's probably the right time to start using the best eye wrinkle cream. One important tip that was advised to me by a beauty specialist is always use a eye makeup remover because our eyes are sensitive and we will only use the most gentle cleanser we can ever find. I totally agree.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Party Everywhere

I just realized that every weekend we're always going to parties. Me and my kids are always invited to birthday parties, events and gatherings. It's hard to say no because these people never fail to come to my parties too. Besides they're all nice to us and they are my friends that are dear to me. Actually, I enjoy going to parties as long as it's a children's party. It's just that these past few weeks I noticed that I gained my weight back. My friends said that I look just fine but they know that I tried so hard to hide my tummy. I work on getting rid of belly fat because this is my main concern. Having three babies in six years made my tummy stretch so big. But I'm optimistic that one day I will be in shape again.

Growing Like A Weed

She's my baby Sophie, she's growing like a weed. Time flies so fast. Her developments are so spontaneous and keep on surprising me.  When I look at her, I couldn't thank God enough. I love all my children but she's the angel that can sweep all my stress in an instant. Her brother and sister are going to school already. They're both amazing.But they are challenging sometimes. And my Sophia, she's the one who can melt my anger away. Thank you God. Thank you so much. I don't know what have I done for giving me these perfect blessings. I'm so grateful Lord that I will promise to raise them with faith in their hearts.

Living Life To The Fullest

I'm excited for my friend for having his new Dukati motorcycle. It looks so cool  with its red color. He bought himself a $400 jacket and two helmets for him and his girlfriend. This is his treat for himself. For all the ordeals that he had been through he deserve this. Last year he got into car accident.Good thing he was no badly hurt but still the insurance company got him covered. They give him a fair settlement money. It is really important that we are insured. It's worth it. Look for online insurance quotes and you can find the premiums that will suit your needs. Let's live our life to the fullest and let's secure ourselves to the best.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Be Cautious

I'm so worried because my sister have a  severe reaction for something. She don't know what caused her rashes. They're itchy and big bumps spread all over her body. When she took a medicine , she got a high fever. She felt that her body has allergic reaction with the medicine too.Poor sissy I wish I was there for her. It's really important that we read the labels of anything that we take into our body because we are not sure how our body can adjust to it. Most especially to women who are figure conscious who used pills to maintain their body size. Let's make a research for which diet pills work best and read carefully the ingredients. It's better to be safe than sorry. :-)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Coupons to Share

Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have these coupons that were emailed to me that I'm controlling myself not to use them because I want to live within my means :-). I might as well share these here for those people who can afford to shop till they drop. Enjoy!

1) Save 50% on photo books at Shutterfly. Promo Code: BOOK29 Offer ends September 22, 2010

2) FREE SHIPPING with no minimum purchase at Collections etc. code : Use Promo Code 3JE8C5
Offer Expires 9/18/2010, Midnight CST

3)Save 50% at Abercrombie&Fitch.

4) Free shipping at Body Shop with additional 5 samples.minimum purchase $35
The "5 Free Samples Offer" entitles online customers to receive Tea Tree Face Treatment 1.5 ml, Vitamin E Serum 2 ml, Vitamin C Skin Boost 1.5 ml, Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream 1.5 ml, Nutriganics Smoothing Serum 1.5 ml for free with any purchase of $35 or more between 3:00 am EDT on Thursday, September 16, 2010 and 3:00 am EDT on Monday, September 19, 2010 (the "5 Free Samples Offer").
"The Free Shipping Online offer" entitles online customers free ground shipping with any purchase of $35 or more that is made between 3:00 am EDT on Thursday, September 16, 2010 and 3:00 am EDT on Sunday, September 19, 2010
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