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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.
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