Oct 30, 2011

Who Is Cuter A Baby Or A Puppy?

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I know every one of us adore the cutest things in this world.  Whenever we see a neatly designed coin purse in the store or a colorful bouquet of flowers set on the table, we cannot resist smiling with admiration.  Our heart feels happy.   What more can we feel when we see a very cute baby or a puppy ?

Same as anybody else, I love domestic animals too.  In fact, I have a dog and a cat back home.  The most pleasing thing is when they let you pet them.  On the other hand, I love babies.  As a matter of fact, I have one almost a year old now.  She is the most adorable darling baby in the whole world.  And one of the best thing happened in my life.  Every little she does, every little milestone she achieves makes me proud.  I do not have to teach her tricks because she knows how to tickle my adornment with her smart development.  She might have a chance to win a photo contest.

That is why in the Puppies vs. Babies online contest, which runs thru November 23, there is no question that I would vote for a baby than a puppy.  The winner will receive $25,000.  Isn’t that wonderful?  And I would highly recommend a baby to win.  Like I said, every little thing a baby does is more adorable than a puppy’s.  A baby is smarter than a puppy.  So start casting your votes today in Puppies vs. Babies ladies and gentlemen.  Let me know who is the baby you voted for.  We might have the same bet.

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Oct 26, 2011

Do You See One, Two...Two Dogs?

Yes.  And they are big beautiful black dogs.  They're at the back porch this morning.  Looks like they are just playing but the dog with white hair around the neck was sniffing under the barbecue pit.  I am not sure if their owner is on the road somewhere strolling with them.  When I made a noise at the door, the playful dogs ran away.

And oh, about a couple of weeks ago I saw a dirty white dog in our front yard.

Oct 24, 2011

Foggy Monday

It is a foggy Monday morning.  The temperature is low and it is cold inside and out.    I put on layered clothing plus a sweater.  That feels comfortable.  Everybody is driving slowly for sure.  In this type of weather, we have to be very careful driving.  We can barely see and the roads are wet.  

When my honey got home from work today, he told me it took him 30 minutes before he passed the town this morning on his way to work because Hwy 78 was backed up starting at the park nearby.

Oct 20, 2011

A Busy Yet Entertaining Week

It is the weekend again.  I bet everyone has a plan for out-of-town trips, picnic, a visit to the park, go to a friend's house, or just stay at home relaxing while sipping a glass of wine.  This was an exciting week for us, pretty much.  The Texas Rangers won the 2011 ALCS Baseball and now they are playing in the World Series.  This evening they won the Game 2.  Our attention were kinda divided Wednesday night, when the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers played the first game, because we were also watching Survivors. 

Another exciting event this week was the preparation for my sister's birthday party which will be held this Saturday.  I did most of the transactions remotely and wireless.  Everything's paid off so the last few things my family members have to do besides getting dressed for the party are pick ups (cake, balloons, and flowers).  I did some phone calls too, mind you.  I bet my phone bill for this month is going to be high.  It's alright.  I know how to handle the bills.

Oct 16, 2011

Web Hosting Promo

I love shopping.  It is one of the outlets I turn to when I feel upset or...bored.  The Internet is a big help to shoppers like me who does not only want superb quality, also finding items with a very good discount deal is remarkable as well.  I always watch for promotional coupons so I can grab them at a very least price.

But, besides stuff like handbags, clothing, shoes and accessories, I do shop for cheap intangible things like domains or web hosting for my blog.  This blog of mine is the only one that needs hosting now.  I have been searching for an online website hosting service for some time now that offers unlimited bandwidth capacity and good user service.  In addition, I have to learn how website hosting works.  I do not want to commit until I know how to maintain my website.

However, if something comes up from my hosting shopping that will satisfy my search I will definitely have this blog hosted sooner or later.  I think all of my blogger friends have already have their blog hosted and I am the only one who is left behind.  But no hurry.  I will get there.

Blog post courtesy of Alma who writes for a promotional coupon blog catering to World Soccer Shop and World Rubgy Shop. Check out the latest 1and1 coupon codes and anhosting coupon code.

Oct 15, 2011

The Rangers Goes To The World Series Again

While browsing online auctions, I am also watching the Rangers baseball game against the Tigers.  I do not have total interest in sports except for finals or championship games.  My husband and I are  glad that the Texas Rangers will be going to the World Series.  They are doing great  this year.  Celebrating the win, I have a glass of frozen Margarita.

Also, margarita helps me  relax sometimes.  I feel a tired because my daughter and I went was invited to a kid's birthday party this afternoon. But we had a wonderful time.

Oct 14, 2011

The Penny Auction

Holidays are approaching.  I bet everyone is thinking of gifts for the people you love and cherish.  And I am sure, you have had been shopping for gift items early.  See, some of us shop online.  Agree?  I do too.  There is something about online shopping that we like.  For  example is convenience.  And we can always find good deals online too.

For shoppers who have techniques in buying products on the Internet, they go to auction websites where they can bid and win the items that they like.  Sounds tedious but not like burning gas going to a store and can't find all you needed to buy.  But online shopping comes in handy sometimes.  At, all auctions on items start at $0.01.  They call it a penny auction.  For starters, they have beginners auction where bidders can polish their skills.  Winning a bid needs a little technique.  But if you won the item you like the most, that's the good deal there.  From small knick knacks like accessories to big special gifts like kindles, you can find and bid for them for a very small starting price.

This is the time of the year to start shopping for gifts for the holidays.  There are lots to choose from the auctions at  So far I haven't heard of complaints nor encountered problems with the auctions or in the processing of the items won.

Weekly Humor: Weights

Somewhat skeptical of his son's newfound determination to become the next Charles Atlas, the father nevertheless followed the teenager over to the weight-lifting department.

"Please, Dad," whined the boy, "I promise I'll use them every day."

"I don't know, Michael. It's really a big commitment on your part," the father pointed out.

"Please, Dad?"

"They're not cheap either."

"I'll use them Dad, I promise. You'll see."

Finally won over, the father paid for the equipment and headed for the door.

From the corner of the store he heard his son yell, "What! You mean I have to carry them to the car?!"

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Time Is Precious

I always have been fascinated with jewelry and accessories.  The most precious accessory collection for me is a watch.  I like automatic watches.  And I do not deny that I enjoy shopping for accessories like watches for myself or for a a loved one.  In fact, each adult member of my family back home received these as gifts during our vacation two years ago.  Some of them I bought online because good deals were for a grab.

My honey also gave me a watch as a gift on my birthday.  I wore it everyday until I got pregnant.  I gained weight due to pregnancy so I bought a new for on-the-go use.  Wearing a time-piece has become a part of my personal routine.  I cannot leave the house without it.  There was a time in my life (years before I got married) when I had a strapless watch.  My clothing has to have a pocket because I put the watch in there.  So whenever I had to check for time, I would just take my watch out of my pocket.  Or sometimes, I put it inside the pocket of my purse.  Weird, right? That watch is still in my possession up to now.  I value the things that are given to me.

Sister's Debut

"Happy 18th Birthday to my baby sister today!  You have grown into a young lady now.  We are wishing you the best of everything.  God bless you."

My baby sister turns eighteen years of age today.  Whoa!  Seems like yesterday and, oh how time flies so fast.  She is the tallest among the four of us, man.  Well that is what afternoon naps can do, I believe.

Her birthday celebration will be next weekend because this week is their examination week in school.  We planned for the dinner party for two weeks now.  The party is going to be held at a resort hotel in Ormoc City.  I hope everything will turn out fine.  She is very excited and anxious about this.  The function room and hotel accommodations are finalized already.  She and the family invited most of the guests personally.  The souvenirs are on their way.  We still need to work on some few things this week.  After that, we are all set for the dinner party.

Oct 13, 2011

Apartment For Rent

A friend of mine just flew abroad with her husband.  They are starting a new life as a newly wed so, they are renting an apartment for now.  After shopping for cheap and convenient place to live in, they finally found Calgary apartments for rent.

Falconcrest Village located in the Northeast Calgary offers as low as $863 a month with two spacious bedrooms and one bathroom.  Good price for two persons for a start.  My friend likes it there because it is close to the airport and mall.  Oh yeah, she likes shopping too.  I miss her already.

Oct 11, 2011

Account Locked

So after few days of waiting to solve my problem with the other online payment service, here comes another one.  I waited for a week to have them unlock my account.  Well, it is my fault because I did not provide the complete information.  Anyway, that problem was solved.  I was happy because I thought my money will be transferred to my bank now.  That is my earnings from online jobs.  But when I tried logging in, the password did not match to what I supplied.  What a pain!  I am pretty sure I remember my log in password. I reached the three attempts and they all failed.  My account is locked again.  So I now I have to undergo to the password retrieval process.  Arg!  It will take another week, again, before I receive a response from them.  I hope the problem will be solved soon.  For the meantime, all I have to do is wait....(sigh).

Oct 9, 2011

A Weekend Date At Chili's

A weekend date with the family is very important to strengthen the happy and harmonious relationship.  It does not have to be expensive nor elegant.  A simple lunch or dinner in a restaurant that both parties agreed to dine in is nice.

Our family went to Chilli's for lunch.  As always, my honey ordered JalapeƱo Burger Sandwich.  I got Margarita chicken with rice and black beans.

Margarita chicken with rice

Strawberry lemonade (my favorite)

Chili's Coloring sheets- a $1/sheet to donate to St. Jude Children's Research to Fight Childhood Cancer

Oct 8, 2011

Sporting Goods Coupons

Some people are passionate with something.  Other people fascinate and some are fanatics.  One of the things they are crazy about is sports.  It is undeniable that fans patronizes their sports idols, even athletes.  Keeping track with game schedules and updates are followed.  The fanatics also patronizes gears and sporting goods their idols carry or use like jerseys, shoes, and apparel.

What amazes me is that soccer and rugby have a very loyal fans.  I saw on television how they enjoyed watching the game.  I bet young male fans dreamed of becoming a soccer or a rugby players.  If so, they should start investing on rugby gears or soccer shoes.  Fans can avail good deals on these using discount vouchers in online stores.  Promotional coupons are a big help with purchasing soccer and rugby sporting goods.  Besides, offers like these from online stores are limited so better grab the opportunity.  Athletes, players, team coaches and among others, love discounts too.

In addition to investing on these sporting goods, training is very important.  If you have the passion, fascination, and determination to become a soccer or rugby player, start training now. 

Write-up courtesy of Alma, who writes for a discount coupon blog for shops like World Soccer Shop and World Rubgy Shop. If you have time, check out the latest world soccer shop coupons and world rugby shop coupon codes.

Oct 7, 2011

TV Package Degrade

We are trying to watch our weekly spending because there are many priorities.  And as part of the monthly bill cutting to save extra money, we degraded our tv package yesterday.  Though it was a drastic decision on my side, at least about $20 will be taken away from the next bill...I hope.  This is only the beginning.  I would like to be successful in decreasing our future monthly bills.

Express Your Own Fashion Sense And Win A Make-over

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I have a full admiration to those people who really stand out in the crowd because they look presentable and project well.  They even get complimented because they have their own style when it comes into fashion either wearing a casual or formal outfit.  For me it is amazing how they carry themselves with the look that catches attention. That is why I surf the Internet when I have a spare time to catch the latest fashion trends.  When it comes to dressing up, I am conservative but edgy.  And when my husband takes me to meetings, I prefer wearing women’s suit.

There are many clothing store online but there is only one that has been my favorite recently.  I find nice and well-fitting women’s suit at  They are simple yet elegant which bring the classy look to each outfit.  The photos they have in their website where models wear sophisticated mixed and match women's suits give us ideas on how to increase our fashion sense.  Visit and tell me which suits you prefer wearing on meetings, formal gathering, or job interview?  


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Oct 6, 2011

Quick Tips For Buying A Used Cell Phone

Saving money is very important.  Yes it is.  If you do not want to buy brand a new cell phone, buying a used one to save money on cell phones is acceptable depending on your budget.  So here are quick tips for buying used cell phones:
  • Make sure phone is compatible with your cellular network.  Research online or call service provider to confirm.
  • Do not buy lost or stolen!  Ask to see original receipt, or look up serial number (usually under battery, sometimes called IMEI, MEID or ESN).  Then call provider to verify.  NEVER buy if seller will not let you research.
  • Test the phone.  Ask seller to fully charge the phone so you can "test drive" features.
Always be careful in making transactions.  I hope these tips help.


Oct 5, 2011

Be Practical And Cut Your Bills In Half

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It is undeniable that ordinary people like us are hurting with high prices of groceries.  We think of something to stretch the household budget.  Some of us get into using coupons, right?  How about the monthly bills?  

In my situation, we are starting to cut bills payment. I told my husband to degrade subscription on service providers, if possible.  Our telephone bills need to be cut.  We are both using a cell phone service that is not very affordable.  Because of the eagerness to save on phone bills, Straight Talk is the answer.  Switching to Straight Talk will save us money on phone bills.  With their unlimited monthly service of only $45 that includes calls, text, picture messaging, and web access, I think it is a good deal.  Practical individuals like me will get into this phone service Hook, line and sinker.  I would like to have many nice features on my phone, of course.  Android on Straight Talk provides the features I want.  Straight Talk International Long Distance Service has a flexible prepaid calling service that enables you to make international calls from your home, cell or office phone at low and affordable rates.  I can Call a friend even out-of-State.

With the money we will be able to save on phone bills when we switch to Straight Talk, I can see a new booster seat for my little one coming. 

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Oct 1, 2011

Weekend Snapshot: October First 2011

It was a great weekend, as usual.  And we had a wonderful time on honey's birthday.  The family came over and my cousin with her daughter came to celebrate with us, too. We had smoked pork, Italian potato salad, tomato and cucumber salad, buns and bread, chocolate cake, frozen margarita, and soda. 

Tomato and cucumber salad by MIL and honey

Italian Potato Salad by me and honey (from the recipe of Paula Deen of

The gifts from the family and cake for the birthday celebrant.