Dec 24, 2015

Treat Your Nails With Cool Festive Nail Polish

Pure Ice Nail Polish Deja Vu 
I love my nail polish this Holiday season. It looks cool yet festive to me.  I have always adore royal blue color.  This Pure Ice nail polish Deja Vu is in royal blue with shimmering glitters and a little bit of purple in it.  So nice.  My fingernails are looking sexy, I think.  Haha!
Glittery blue- Pure Ice Deja Vu
Pure Ice have so many selections of nail polish shades that you can pick and use.  You can get them at your nearest Walmart stores at a very reasonable price.  You can even order them online.  I recommend a top coat for this though.  

Happy Holidays!  Enjoy your time with the family this Christmas. Merry Christmas!

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Oct 27, 2015

Migrating Snow Geese In Sunrise

Good morning! Happy day! One of the things I am happy today is that I got the chance to capture this beautiful sunrise and the migrating snow geese at the same time.  :)  It's a beautiful day.  Hope you'll be happy today.
Beautiful sunrise and snow geese migrating.

Sep 29, 2015

Celebrate Your Mini Wins With Tastykake Minis Cupcakes #TastykakeMiniWins #Review

#Tastykake Minis #VoxBox from Influenster
Here is a sweet treat that I know you all will enjoy as part of your every day breakfast, snack, or dessert.  The Tastykake Minis cupcakes.  I am sharing with you my tasting experience with this yummy product.

I was one of the lucky ones picked by Influenster to do some taste test this.  So I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.  And it is really nice to receive free products to try out.  Thanks to #Influenster for the opportunity.  If you want to join me in Influenster community, you can sign up for free by clicking here.

Now, how does the Tastykake Minis cupcakes taste?  To be honest, I really liked how they taste.  Made with Hershey's cocoa adds to the fine taste and flavor of the chocolate mini cupcakes.  The filling is not too sweet.  The size of each mini cupcakes is perfect for a toddler to hold and eat.  My daughter liked them so much.  I cannot wait to try other flavors of the Tastykake Minis.  The VoxBox include two $1.00 Off coupons that I can use for future purchases of the product.  Winner right?!  

Here's what's in my Tastykake Minis VoxBox.
These Tastykake are not only for usual snacks and such.  They can also become a part in celebrating your life's mini wins.  Any kind of achievements, big or small should be celebrated with Tastykake Minis cupcakes.  As for me, I always celebrate life everyday.  As a stay-at-home mom and full-time housewife, I do almost all the work in the house.  Taking care of my family is one of my priorities.  So when my daughter wakes up early in the morning for her pre-Kindergarten activities at home, I celebrate it with a cup of cocoa drink with her and some sweetness on the side.  Or when my family enjoyed the meals I prepared for lunches or suppers, that is a win win for me.  Small achievements like that are worth celebrating, too.  And you can always do that with Tastykake Minis.  

For more updates and information about these yummy mini cupcakes, please follow them on their social pages below.
Tastykake Minis cupcakes are great with cocoa drink in the morning.

*I received the products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  All opinion are my own.

Sep 15, 2015

What Factors Affect Your Decisions In The Coming Presidential Election?

Seems like wherever you turn the news on television, most of it are about the upcoming United States presidential election.  Highly important issues  and other political concerns are in the debate agendas of each candidate.

Tomorrow evening is another debate event.  Presidential candidates have to showcase their ideals and be well-prepared to answer ridiculous amount of questions.  Although the election won't be until November 8, 2016, tremendous campaigns are now presented.  Who would you vote for?  Are you a registered voter already?  What factors affect your decisions?  

But we all know that our votes are very highly confidential.  No one should except ourselves should know who our choice is.  Though after the polls, do you think it's okay to share it?  Take a look at  It shows a probable poll result which is kinda convincing, I guess.

Dim Lighting For The Bedrooms

Tiffany lamp.
I bought this Tiffany multi-colored floral table lamp from an online garage sale last year for $12.  It is 12 inches high and the shade is 6 1/2 wide.  The metal base is quite heavy and the shade is very solid. It looks really neat in my guestroom for dim lighting. 'Looks cute, too.

If you want dim lighting in your bedrooms, you might want to consider buying a Tiffany lamp.

Stylish Sandals Women's Footwear

If you are like me who looks for bargains on clothing, handbag, and shoes, I bet shopping is not even stressful for you.  It's a stress reliever for me, don't you agree? :D  As long as we don't spend more than our budget, that's okay.  Shopping doesn't happen all the time on my end.  I only buy things that I really need.

But...whenever I see something in the store that is hugely discounted and I really really like it for myself, for my home, or for someone, I will buy it.  I like shopping for footwear. Sandals are my favorite. If you're shopping for stylish sandals, you might want to check out ZALORA.  They have a wide selection of sandals that are cute and cheap.
Sandals are great for every day wear.  They are easy to go along with casual clothes especially if you are always on the go.  Most us women own at least a pair of sandals.  Wearing them is a privilege of being a woman.  We always look for new styles every time.  So these type of stylish women's footwear never go out of style.  And finding a pair that suits our preferences and it's on sale is like winning big from a scratch card.

Sep 12, 2015

Weekend Snapshots: Wine Glasses For Sale

Wine  glasses for sale
These seven pieces vintage wine glasses are for sale.  
Price: $15.00
Free shipping within the mainland US. 

Location:  Texas

Payment accepted:  PayPal

Sep 9, 2015

There Is Someone Who Believes In You

This is a very strong, touching, and meaningful song.  I dedicate this to those who are facing any kind of struggle in life.  Believe in yourselves.  Be strong and hold on to your dreams. If you think that nobody believes in you, look up in the sky.  He is with you.

Someone Who Believes In You -  by Air supply

Sep 1, 2015

Who Is Ready For Fall?

Hello everyone!  It's the month of September again.  How's your summer so far? Well, we all know how hot it can get here in Texas in the summer.  Just imagine no rain in the last three weeks.  And the temperatures reached triple digits in some days. Ugh.  But it's okay.  It's getting cooler in the mornings this past week.  Fall is just around the corner.  I am so ready for Fall.

Happy Wednesday to you.  Enjoy your day.

Aug 18, 2015

Sunset Over Nevada

Sunset and the crescent moon. :)
I went outside to water the plants around 7:00 P.M.  It was still bright and the ground got a little cool.  Super hot and dry summer in Texas that it can bring drought.  So watering the plants and trees should be done frequently.  I feel sad to see my plants unhappy and wilted.  Don't we all?

After all the work, I looked up the night sky and saw the crescent moon.  I feel good looking up in the sky.  And capturing it's beauty during sunset makes it more worthwhile. 

Jul 23, 2015

Rosa's Cafe Lost And Found

Rosa's Cafe Mexican Restaurant
DD and I had early dinner yesterday afternoon at Rosa's Cafe.  Then I had to go back last night because we found out that Bunny was missing and she said she left it there.  Fortunately, the restaurant has a  Lost and Found.  Bunny was there! Everybody's happy.  :)

Jul 8, 2015

Summer Look With Hat

Look Of The Day 

Straw Hat - $6.95 from Academy Store
Sunglasses - $12.99 from Guess at Dillards 
Earrings - Free (blogger perks)
T Shirt - $4.99 Adidas Authentic Apparel Dallas Mavericks Logo shirt at Academy

Jul 7, 2015

How To Find A Workers Compensation Lawyer Online

These days, many Iowa residents find themselves the victim of a work-related injury. If this is the case for you, it's important to note that you may be entitled to workers compensation. With this thought in mind, it's important that you find a top notch lawyer to assist you with your case. To ensure that you can access and utilize the best legal services Iowa has to offer, take your search online with these simple strategies: 

1. Start With A Keyword Search. 

To begin your search for the ideal workers compensation lawyer, you need to have a key search phrase in mind. A key phrase like "Find Iowa Workers Compensation Lawyer" will work perfectly. After you enter the word sequence, you'll be led to a new screen featuring hyperlinks that will redirect you to the websites of lawyers in your area. Once you start your online search, keep the law offices of James P. Hoffman in mind. With extensive experience and a passion for helping people, Hoffman can be a great resource when you're in search of workers compensation. 

2. Review The Lawyer's Website Thoroughly. 

Once you reach a lawyer's website, be sure that you go through the major pages carefully. (By "major," we mean the pages entitled "About Us," "Terms And Conditions," etc.) By learning as much as you can about a workers compensation lawyer, you'll be able to make an informed decision regarding whose services will be most fitting and effective. 

3. Do Outside Research Regarding The Lawyer's Reputation.

While you can learn a great deal about a workers compensation lawyer from her or his website, it's important to do research outside of the site to get a thorough understanding of the attorney's reputation and aptitude. With this idea in mind, make sure that you are going on to the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) website to see what type of accreditation and rating the legal company has. Also take some time to read the online reviews left about the company. 


If you've been injured at work through no fault of your own, it's important to note that you may be entitled to compensation. To ensure that you attain the exemplary legal services you need and deserve, it's important to find the ideal workers compensation lawyer. By using the online search techniques listed above, you'll be able to locate the most effective, expedient legal assistance available!

Jun 27, 2015

How to Prevent Ticks

Our dog Jompyong.
Tick bites can be harmful to animals and humans. These external parasites feed on the blood of their hosts and need to be taken care of as quickly as possible. Professional tick treatment is available. These pests can be treated quickly, but the best course of action is prevention. Stopping them before they spread diseases is always the right choice. 

Look Out for Your Pets

There are tick sprays and collars that you can put on your pets to keep them safe. You do not want them to get a disease from ticks or to pass ticks to you and your family. By shielding your pet from ticks, you are also keeping your home and family safe. 

Watch Out for Trees

Ticks thrive in shady and moist areas. You want to have these areas pre-treated to deter ticks. You should make sure that you never pile up tree debris too close to your home or deck. Do not build playgrounds in areas with a lot of surrounding trees either. Ticks do not do well in sunny spaces, so try to clear out the land right around your home for additional safety. 

Lawn Care

Ticks like to hide in tall grasses and in leave piles. You want to keep your yard mowed and get rid of leaf litter. Your yard will look good and ticks will stay away from your property if they have no reason to be drawn to it. 

Look for Them

The best way to stop ticks is to stop them before they attach to people or pets. Search fences and brick walls for signs of these pests. You want to make sure that these areas are pre-treated by professionals to stop ticks quickly. 


Call professionals to prevent ticks. They can spray a barrier around your property that will kill ticks on contact. Experts can also implement other methods like tick tubes to make sure that you do not have to worry about ticks affecting your health and comfort. 

Ticks can be a tricky problem. It is always smart to bring in a professional company to take care of your needs fast and efficiently. Ticks can be prevented or treated so that you can have a normal life without having to worry about these disease carrying pests invading your property.

Jun 19, 2015

Lunch Date And Karaoke With Friends

Pink flowers.
I went to see some of my girl friends last week.  I didn't expect that it would be like a big luncheon.  My friend hosted a luncheon at her house.  She prepared a big pot of rice, baked spare ribs, vegetable soup with pork, and sauteed shrimp.  The food was delicious.  Our children were playing in the backyard, just having a great time like their mothers. :)

After lunch, my friend started the karaoke.  I haven't sang karaoke in a while.  It was like a concert in the middle of the afternoon. :)

We had so much fun.  I was glad to see my friends and had a good time together even in a simple party.

Jun 14, 2015

Comfortable Footwear At Home

My pair of Nike Comfort Thong Sandals
I love lazy Sundays.  I just like to be in my lounge wear and I also love wearing my Nike Slip-ons with memory foam and comfort footbed.  They're very comfortable and my feet feels relaxed.  I am on my feet most of the time because I play with my child and do household chores, too.  My feet feels cold easily especially when I am on barefoot.  That is why I always wear house slippers.  

I bought this pair for $12 from Kohls I think two years ago.  I think the retail price now ranges from $24-$30 a pair.

Jun 8, 2015

Enjoy Life Because Life Is Good

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend.  Super hot or no? Here in Texas we're getting really high temperatures again.  Well, it's summer so there's nothing new about that. :)

We went visited the folks this weekend.  Just me and and DD because my dear husband stayed home for he did some yard work and relaxed after stressful work last week.  The grass was so high that some of them were almost 3 feet high.  

As usual we had a great time at Mom and Dad's. Mom made some Beef and Broccoli stir fry and fried rice for dinner.  And a very good sweet iced tea.  We were so full.  Then we head out to the patio and visit.

"Let's sit here and enjoy life," Dad said.  Ah, life is good.

May 30, 2015

Weekend Snapshots: Japanese Tea Ceremony, Bath Accessories, Hair Care

In their Kimono.
A severe thunderstorm occurred early this morning and heavy downpours lasted for about an hour.  The rain was on and off when daylight came and I thought it will be raining all day today.  I was glad that the rain stopped and I was able to attend the presentation about Japanese Tea Ceremony at the library this afternoon.  I say it's an interesting lesson about how tea has become popular in Japan over a thousand years ago and how it is still celebrated nowadays.  

After the that, I drove to Sachse to pick up the garage sale items I bought for $5.  These are bathroom accessories with Palm Tree design.  These really match my bath rugs in the master's bathroom. 

Image taken by the seller.
After the pick up, I thought of stopping at CVS store to use my nearly expired coupons.  I got these L'oreal shampoos for $1.00.  I did two transactions and I used two CVS rewards card.  Select L'oreal hair care is on sale at CVS last week.  

Prices:  $4.99 each with card or buy two or more for $4.50 each and get 4.00 Extra Bucks (EB) back.  
So, $4.50x 2 = $9.00 
I used one 4.00 EB rec'd from previous purchases and one Manufacturer's Coupon of $4.00 off 2 L'oreal Advanced hair care products. So I paid only $1.00 and received another 4.00 EB.

Then another $4.50 x 2 = $9.00
I used one 5.00 EB rec'd from previous purchases and two Manufacturer's Coupon of $2.00 off 2 L'oreal Advanced hair care products.  So these offset the cost and paid nothing. I received a 4.00 EB in this transaction.

These items are addition to the stuff I am shipping to my family back home in the Philippines.

May 28, 2015

Cheap Product Reduces Static Cling

I am very fascinated with this anti-static sheets right now.  Besides the laundry detergent, Cuddle Soft is now my laundry buddy.  

I am so happy I found this at Walmart. So I gave it a try because I am so tired of dealing with statics and zaps whenever I pull out dried clothes from the dryer.  It was not long ago that I found this product. And I am proud to say that it works wonders in drying the clothes.

Anti-static sheets
Drying clothes with Cuddle Soft sheets.
It reduces static cling and I don't have to deal with zaps.  Oh how wonderful.  I wish I found it a long time ago. :)  By the way, Cuddle Soft is $.97 at Walmart.

May 19, 2015

Tiny Ligustrum Flowers

Ligustrum flowers.
The sunshine yesterday was nice.  Although it was very humid, my daughter and I went out for a short walk and played tag for a little while on the driveway.  Didn't take long and we got very hot so we decided to check on the Ligustrum bushes in the backyard. Sure they're blooming really well again this year.  Unfortunately, not many butterflies are hovering around and feeding.  We only saw maybe not more than five of them.  Unlike two years ago, there were lots of butterflies and bees feeding on the Ligustrum flowers.  Mom and Dad were here on Memorial Day weekend two years ago and they were mesmerized with the scenery.

We are still hoping for the butterflies to come visit our Ligustrum flowers this month.

May 18, 2015

Bird On A Sign

Bird watching?  Not really.   I just love taking pictures of birds whenever there is a chance. They are quick so sometimes I had to be very slow and quiet so they won't fly away.  

This mockingbird was tweeting lively on a post across the road in front of our house.  I was standing in front of my husband's truck, as you can see, that's the roof top of the truck.  It makes me feel good to see and hear birds singing around.

May 17, 2015

Lazy Rainy Sunday Morning

Front yard.

We love lazy Sundays.  It was a rainy morning yesterday and quiet, too.  I woke up at around eight o'clock.  My husband was awake and already made coffee.  He was sitting in front of his computer working on the book he is writing for his side project.  Our daughter still sound asleep on the air mattress bed we bought from Academy few weeks ago.

I grabbed a cup of coffee and went to the garage.  We have a radio/cd player in the garage.  I turned it on and listened to Jack FM station.  It was kind of oldies music day for me. New Wave and 80's music.  Brought lots memories.  Good ones.

Stargazer Lily plants.
And when the rain stopped, I planted the Stargazer Lilies my friend R gave me the other day.  I hope they will grow nicely and gives beautiful orange blooms next year.

May 9, 2015

A Very Fuzzy Caterpillar

Fuzzy caterpillar.
We have company this weekend.  My friend's dog is here for the weekend because she and her family were leaving for Alabama to visit her brother and parents.  

When I was about to take the dog for a walk in the backyard this morning, I saw this scary-looking fuzzy caterpillar sitting on one of my crocs sandals.  I had to call my husband to get rid of it for me. The dog might try to sniff it. This is the type of a caterpillar that stings.  Eek! 

It gives me goosebumps looking at the picture.

May 7, 2015

Decorating Ideas For a Shared Bedroom

Just like adults, kids consider their bedroom to be a personal retreat. They want the decor to be reflective of their personality. They also want to have furniture and specifically defined spaces that are conducive to their interests and hobbies. When two children share a room, you have to be creative with the room decor and design in order to provide a personally defined space for each child.

Bunk Beds

The designs and styles of bunk beds for kids have progressed far beyond the basic twin over twin design. If the kids sharing the room are of different ages, a twin over full bunk bed design is a nice choice. The older child will appreciate having the larger bed. A twin over twin typically works well for children who are close in age.
You can find bunk beds in twin over twin or twin over full designs that have storage space incorporated into their design. Anytime you can gain storage space in a shared room, you increase your chances of being able to keep the room uncluttered and organized.

Defining personal space

A key factor in defining personal space for each child can be the way the furniture is arranged. If your only option for bed placement is against the wall, there are a few ways to make each level of the bed a personalized space. You can display their name in a creative way on the wall beside of their portion of the bed. Wall decals that depict their special interest can define the space. Chalkboard paint on the wall that the bed is placed against gives each child an opportunity for creative self expression. 

If possible, you can place the bunk bed at an angle to create two somewhat separate areas in the room. Each child can decorate their side of the room in a way that reflects their personality. With a semi-divided room, you might be able to create a unified play area for the kids to enjoy.

When kids are sharing a room, it's helpful to use neutral colors for the overall decor. The accessories that you place in the room can be selected to coincide with each child's favorite color. Decorating a shared bedroom can be challenging, but having an extensive variety of bed designs and styles to choose from makes the challenge less stressful.

May 6, 2015

Saving Money On Oral Care

Colgate toothpaste
Colgate is one of my favorite toothpaste brands.  I feel so delighted whenever I get a very good deal on oral care including toothpaste.  The few weeks ago, I went to CVS to check on some of their weekly deals.   It has been a while since the last time I shop there.  I was glad to see a great deal on Colgate toothpaste.  

I got two store coupons of $2.50 off toothpaste purchase from my Rewards Coupon Center. I still had the $1.00 Extra Bucks from a previous transaction several weeks ago. Then a $1 off Colgate toothpaste coupon.  The price of the toothpaste was $3.99 each with the Rewards Card.  I used all the coupons but I did two transactions* on this.  So I paid $.98 for both toothpaste plus tax.

*Two Rewards Card are used on this purchase.

May 4, 2015

Nothing More Precious Than This - A Day By The Lake

Cute tiny blue weed flowers.
My family and I love going out together.  We went to see the Lake Lavon to see how the water level had gone up since the past rainy weekends last month.  We were happy that it went up to 80 percent. That was according to my brother-in-law who checked the lake water level status online.

So we went down to the lake and threw some rocks into the water.  My darling daughter likes to do that.  Then we found a small playground close to the picnic area.  We took a few of our pictures there.   I just couldn't resist not to take a photo of these cute tiny blue flowers.  They're actually weed flowers.  But they're so pretty.

By the lake with my loves.
It was a beautiful day that weekend.  Perfect day to stroll and just enjoy the beauty of nature with your family.  There is nothing more precious than this.