Sep 30, 2011

Who's Celebrating His Birthday Tomorrow?

Oh dear, I have lots of things to do. It is honey's birthday tomorrow.  My in-laws will be coming over too.  Ayayay!  

On the other hand, baby and I went to the mall and bought a gift at men's accessories department.  Then I took baby to the play area so she can have a good time with other kids.  And she did.  I thought honey is still at work but he was already at the grocery store when I called.  We'll be having BBQ, salad, margarita, cake...etc.  It is going to be fun.  

Well, I guess I will have to wrap the gift at midnight tonight.  And I will get stuff for my cake in the morning.

Sep 24, 2011

A Dog In The Front Yard

I saw a big dog at the front yard the other day while my baby and I were about to go strolling.  We were about to go to the front house from the garage when I saw the dog lying on the grass.  He looked tired and his not-so-white hair had dirt.  The dog has a dark brown collar around his neck.  Surprised and little bit scared, my baby and I strolled back in the house immediately. 

No photo of the dog was taken because I was afraid he will attack or get startled.  So I called my husband and told him about the dog.  He told me to leave the dog alone.  The dog will just walk away.  If I will offer him something like water or a bit of dog food, he might stay.  And sad to say, we are not ready for a pet yet.  The dog looked pitiful because he was panting a little.  I think he was lost. 

After lunch time, I looked by the window and the dog's gone.  Poor doggie.  I was hoping he found his way home.

Sep 22, 2011

Paintball Protective Gears

My brother's friend invited him to a paintball game few weeks ago.  They went to a paintball field a few miles from his place.  They had a great time.  My brother has a complete equipment and paintball gear for the game. I have no idea what the game of paintball is all about until he explained it to me.  It is like a military training game. 

According to Wikipedia, Paintball is a sport  in which players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing food coloring and gelatin (referred to as paintballs) and propelled from a device commonly called a paintball gun.  Because this game is extreme, game rules are strictly enforced.  You need to have paintball guns and protective gears.  The place where to find inexpensive guns, gears, and equipment is at  The store has a variety of paintball packages available for those who want to save money. Free shipping is offered for orders $99 or more. 

How about you?  Have you played paintball?

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Your Feng Shui is Decent

Your home is a comfortable enough place. After all, it is your home. Truthfully, though, it may be a bit too cluttered and stale. Try rearranging your furniture, donating unwanted items, and bringing in some natural elements.  You may be surprised how much more relaxed you end up feeling.

Well, 'need to work very hard on organizing the clutters :)

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Sep 20, 2011

Inexpensive Granite Sinks

I am one of those women who loves to be in the kitchen.  I am not a good cook but I love eating. But I like experimenting new recipes though. And so there is always dirty dishes in the sink.    Frequently, I wash dishes manually.  Time will come will replace the sink with a granite sink. Because granite sinks are very scratch resistant, stain resistant and withstand heat up to 550 degrees, frequent heavy pots and dish washing manually is worry free. So it won't cost me too time cleaning the sink after each use.

If you are planning to build a home, ask your builder to install a granite sink.  Granite sinks are durable and inexpensive. Good idea for the future home remodeling project.

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Sep 18, 2011

Be Proud Of Your Home

The longer we live in our house, the possibility of wear and tear is undeniable.  But if you are very good in maintaining your home from the inside and out, it will likely to stay and look as new for years. Not only we take pride of good looking homes, we are also proud of how we manage to beautify it in accordance to its design.  Most women love to spend most of their time decorating the bedroom, some women like the living room, and others adore the kitchen.  I like messing around in the kitchen.  Are you among us?  What part of the house you spend the most of your time decorating?

Sep 16, 2011

Couldn't Scream

I was feeding my darling little girl lunch when she unintentionally dropped her sippy cup into the bowl of mush.  Her food flew out of the bowl and scattered on the dining table.  I was so annoyed.  My heart was beating so fast that I cannot even scream. I wiped off the mess immediately.  If I had let the mess sit on the table for long, white patches of cereal will stuck on the table and it will look ugly.  I had to wipe Pledge on it very well so my husband will not get embarrassed.  We have to take care of the furniture we have right now.

You might be wondering how my baby dropped the sippy cup in the bowl?  Well, the feeding chair is on the table and her food is about 12 inches away from it.  She was playing with her sippy cup while leaning towards the food.  Then she dropped it.

Sep 15, 2011

Home Decorating Soon

My cousin and her family has moved in their new home already.  I am happy that everything went well.  She is going to be very busy.  Besides unpacking boxes full of stuff, my cousin will be decorating her house very soon.  They are only about 10 minutes away from my house.  That is very nice we will be like neighbors. 

Decorating a home is not an easy task.  In my opinion, you have to consider the house's interior colors so you can decide what decor to buy and place in each area.  My family and I are back in our home for almost a year now but I have not even started putting curtains yet.  Shame on me!  I am the woman of the house so I should have ideas on how to decorate a home. 

My cousin and I kept on watching up to now so we can get decorating ideas for our homes.  Good luck to her.  Good luck to me.  Good luck to us!

Sep 12, 2011

Today's Humor: House Shopping

A mah had run to the store with his daughters, daughter #1 (4) and daughter #2 (2) and on the way home he drove through a neighborhood looking for houses for sale. After a bit daughter #1 asked, "Daddy, what are we doing?"

The daddy said he was looking at the houses that were for sale.

Daughter #1 asked "Are you gonna buy a new house?"

Dad replied "Maybe."

Then she said with much concern, "But Dad, how will we get it HOME?!"

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Sep 10, 2011

Switching To Save Money

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Lately, we have been talking about cutting bills or lowering the payments when possible.  It is because my husband and I are saving for our next vacation.  I thought of switching to service providers who offer low monthly subscription rates.  Our cell phones are very important to us.  Though sometimes switching phone service is a hassle, we need to choose what is best as far as saving is concern.  

Considering to switch to Tracfone is possible.  My husband liked simple call and text features on a phone ever since.  For under $ 10.00, simple phones are a bargain!  But I like to enjoy the features like camera/video recorder, web access, app capabilities, mp3 player, and full QWERTY keyboard.  With all these So many features on great phones for $ 29.99, I think it is an  awesome deal.  I do not have to worry about contracts, activation and cancellation fees or even surprise charges because there is none.  Tracfone’s long distance call charges are lower than other phone service providers.  This is what I need because I call my family more often.  Especially now that school is back, I always keep in touch with my niece and nephews.  

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Weekend Snapshot: Fine Chocolate

This is my all-time favorite chocolate, Toblerone.  The chocolate is so fine, not too sweet, and it melts in your mouth.  

I remember when I was a young girl my uncle bring us Toblerone chocolates whenever he is off the ship for a vacation.  My siblings and I were very happy when we receive pasalubong from our uncle.  

Chocolates are also good for dessert.  Do you like chocolates for dessert?

Beginnings Of Vintage Shopping

Guest post written by Alicia Sloope

You could call me a beginning vintage shopper. I've always admired people that go vintage shopping and wished that I could pull off all the looks that they do. Well now I'm really making an effort to do just that. I'm kind of learning as I go, though.

I've been using my direct tv internet to look up different tips for vintage shopping, like looking at the piece of clothing from all angles to make sure that you don't see any problems with the garment. I learned that trick from one of my favorite fashion bloggers.

I scouted out this really huge vintage store a few towns over from mine and found a couple of cute dresses there. The best part I like about shopping vintage is that I have something that's so unique for the times. I really hate it when I go somewhere and I see that I'm wearing the same thing as somebody else. Plus, it's fun to think about all the people who may have worn that stuff before you and their life stories.

Maintenance Checks Routine For A Safer Home

When I was drying clothes few weeks ago, some of them did not dry well.  The dryer was taking too long to dry clothes.  My honey check both washer and dryer.  He said a total cleaning has to be done on the dryer.  Now, it is working fine.

Did you experience the same problem with your appliance?  Well here is  what you should do to keep your dryer functioning well.  In this very hot summer time, catching fire in the home is possible.  You probably peel the lint out of your clothes dryer's lint trap after every load of laundry.  But that is not enough to keep the appliance from posing a fire hazard to your home.  Below are few more maintenance checks to your laundry-day routine

  • Notice how long it takes the dryer to dry your clothes.  If they are still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle, or it it is starting to take longer to dry clothes, your lint screen or exhaust duct maybe blocked.
  • Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct at least once a year.  The duct is the coil that sends the hot dryer air to the outdoors.  The vent is the hole where the hot air leaves the house.  Both can get clogged  with lint and overheat, send dirty, moist air back into your home, or even catch on fire.  You might have to disconnect the exhaust duct from the dryer and vent to remove the blockage.
  • Clean the back of the dryer and sweep behind and underneath it regularly to remove accumulated lint.
  • If your exhaust duct is plastic or foil, replace it with a rigid or corrugated, semirigid metal duct.  Plastic and foil are too flexible and trap lint easily.
  • Avoid throwing gasoline-,oil- or chemical-soiled clothes and towels into the dryer.  Instead, wash them several times and line-dry them.  If you have to use the dryer for them, choose the lowest setting and remove them the minute the cycle is finished.  Even washed-and-dried clothes that have come into contact with volatile chemicals can ignite.  Best bet:  Consider the clothes ruined and safely dispose of them.
I hope these guide you to keep your laundry routine easy as well as maintaining the safety of your home.

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Sep 9, 2011

Forgetfulness Frustrates Me

I am doing the laundry since yesterday.  Why does household chores seem so endless?  Sigh.  How I wish my mother or sister is here.  It is very obvious that I need some help.  In addition to this is becoming oblivious.  I knew there is something I should do then after a while, I totally forget about it.  So frustrating.  

Last night, my honey and I agreed to have fried pork chops for dinner today.  I already had it in my mind this morning-to get the pork chops off the freezer and let them thaw out.  Guess what happened?  My honey came home and no fried pork chops for dinner.  I am so annoyed with myself!  He said we will save them for tomorrow.  Although he comforted me, I still feel bad.

Sep 6, 2011

The Flame Of Friendship And An Award

It is always nice to hear from friends.  Sharing the good news, talk about the bad makes you feel happy and sad.  But what's really good is that, keeping in touch still means something.  It is important in keeping the friendship flame burns brighter. 

My friend told me that her car window was fixed.  And I told her also about my car almost had a flat tire.  For about thirty minutes we talked about car problems.  'Glad that they're solved immediately, of course, with the help of the husbands.

Another sharing from a friend is this cute Liebster Blog award.  Liebster is a German word meaning favorite or beloved.  My new blogger friend Michelle of The Dragon Princess shared her award with me.  Joining the fun is easy and might help other bloggers too. The rule is you link back to the one who gave you this award and post 5 blogs with less than 200 followers.  And if you haven't followed them in their communities, feel free to do so. 

I am sharing this Liebster Blog award to:  

Sep 5, 2011

First Feeling Of Fall

It was a very pleasant day today.  Cool breeze was blowing all day.  'Cannot feel the heat of the sun so much because of the cool gusty winds.  No clouds in the sky and it's bright clear blue.  It was a nice day to play outdoors.  'Feels nice...really nice.  The first feeling of Fall. 

I took my baby outside this morning to get some sunshine.  I watered the plants in the front yard while she is in the stroller.  She enjoyed looking at the water fountain.  I thought she wished to be on the ground and play with the water. Our family went to town to do grocery shopping.  My honey made some home-made burgers and he grilled sausages.  That was our dinner this evening.

Sep 4, 2011

Tire Inflation Pressure Warning Symbol

When I drove to a grocery store the other night to buy us Margaritas I saw a warning symbol in my car.  The warning is a tire with an exclamation symbol inside.  I quickly parked and looked at the Scion XD user's manual to see what the warning symbol means.  It says "Tire Inflation Pressure warning".  Meaning one of the tires on my car has low air pressure.  So there is a possibility I will have a flat tire.  But I did not panic.  After I got what I wanted from the grocery store, I drove home five miles below the speed limit. 

I told my honey about the warning symbol.  The next morning he checked the tire and he saw a big screw (not a nail) on it.  My honey took my car to the car shop to fix the tire.  He paid $ 10.00.  I think that is a reasonable charge. 

Car monitoring systems and warning features like that really help us know what is going on with our car.  We should take care of our vehicle like we take care of everything else.

Sep 3, 2011

Why Choose Full Coverage Auto Insurance For Your Vehicle?

When it comes to money, people get thrifty.  We do not indulge ourselves into unwanted expenses.  And we never take for granted any possible savings.  We plan for our future and we prepare for what lies ahead.  In general, it is our nature to secure our lives-in good insurance.  Like what we all know, becoming financial stable is difficult unless you already acquired some wealth.  But ordinary people strive to keep a financially balanced life.  Like what I said, any possible savings are not taken for granted particularly in auto insurance.

Owning a vehicle is like having a house.  You maintain and insure both.  Unlike every thing else, getting a full coverage auto insurance is very important to us vehicle owners.  It will save you more money than a single coverage policy.  Aside from that it is necessary for us to have full coverage insurance to protect the vehicles we have invested.

In obtaining full coverage insurance you must purchase a policy.  The longer policy you get the lesser monthly rates you will pay. Insurance companies also offer discount for longer coverage policies in any range of you payment you choose by monthly, twice a year and per year.  You must be aware also the minimum and maximum coverage of your policy, though normally you do not want to utilize your auto insurance coverage only if you are in difficult situation.  Your auto insurance will always make it simple for you. However it is also important to know your deductibles, so you will not be surprised when fixing the damages in case of an accident.

Choose the best auto insurance.  Because of close competition with insurance companies, they always have something for you to offer that is more favorable in your side. Cheap-auto gives you free quotes online to make it more accessible and easier-to-understand policy.  It will lead you to the cheapest policy that offers all you need in a full coverage auto insurance.

Burberry Body New Fragrance For Women

Yay!  The Burberry Body, new fragrance for women, has arrived.  It was launched recently and customers all over the world are anxious to try the new fragrance.  A bunch of thanks to for responding to my request for sample. The perfume's bottle looks elegant.  Now I can try wearing this new scent on me. 

Sep 1, 2011

The Promise Of Reaching Your Dreams Is In Your Hands

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One of the most wonderful thing a parent can give to a child besides life is the opportunity to follow and reach for her dreams.  This is a very significant factor to a child life-moral support.  As parents,  we want our child to become a good person with a strong self-esteem to face life’s challenges so she can fulfill her dreams whatever circumstances may occur.  
It is my obligation as a parent to send my child to school.  Providing her a balanced life and helping her achieve the goals she wants are my priorities.  I want her to become a successful pilot someday.  This profession will bring lots of opportunities to my child.  And with Upromise, reaching for that dream will not be so difficult.

As to fulfilling children’s dreams, Upromise has helped individuals achieve the dream of higher education.  And to celebrate it’s 10th year anniversary, Upromise is giving away a total of $20,000.  What to do?  Just share in or submit your child’s dream as an entry to the contest.  I already submitted mine.  You can also vote on your favorite stories by “liking” them.  Ten winners of $1,000 each  and one grand prize winner of $10,000 will be selected from the participants as well.

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