Monday, December 20, 2010


Hello everyone!!!

It has been a while since I've updated my blog. I was just being lazy updating and at the same time I am always busy with the baby and with the continuous holiday from hallooween to up to this season it was crazy. Tonight, I find the time to update and I want to say thank you to those who constantly visit and leave comments on my blog. I appreciate the effort guys and I hope you won't get sick and tired stopping by. Hopefully, I will be in the mood for blogging again because I kind of missed it. I have been doing this for 2 years now and it's been part of my daily life.

Have a good evening guys!!!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Dream House

Would be nice to have your own place. It is something that you will cherish and the endless privacy of your family is always there. My husband and I are planning to buy our own house one day and I am so looking forward to it. Speaking of which, I found Dennis Family Homes that has the most incredible and has the most successful builders to build high quality houses just for you. So folks hear me out if I am going to talk about them because this might be a good reference in the future.

They built house in Australia. If you are within the area, this offer is definitely for you. They offer a range of house and land packages for a better deal. This is something that is ones in a lifetime and a investment for your family. They also offer financing if the budget is short. So really buying a house is very much affordable now and you will really get the quality that you have been looking for.

This is such an eye opener and great investment in the future. It has all the great deal that a house buyer has been looking for. All you need to do is choose a location and boom, the information you need is within reach. I know each of us has a dream house and dreams do come true and with Dennis Family Homes your dream is yet to come true. Think about it and built your dream house with them.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hay Busy!!!

It has been busy lately. I was very busy packing some items to mail. We have had some good sales for the past week and I am very happy with it. Along with that hubby went back to work and now I am doing it all by myself. It is okay though because hubby had helped me a lot while he was home. Also the halloween weekend came and as everybody know I worked in a haunted house. So we are very busy because we are open since last night til Sunday night so it's gonna be a long weekend for me. Right now I am just checking my sales then probably get some rest til we go to work tonight. The weather is not cooperating too because it's been cold lately but oh well what do you expect it's winter time. Have a good one everyone.

Reasons why I play tennis

I appreciate the guest post, Jewel Rodgers

There is no more fun sport in the entire world than the game of tennis. Tennis is a sport that requires diligent practice and focused performance every time it is played. I love to play this game for many reasons.

One, I love to play it because it gives me time out of the house and something to do with my most favorite person in the world, my wife. We have played tennis ever since we started dating back years ago. In fact, one of our first dates was played out on the tennis court. She has always been an ultra competitive player with a fire in her that many cannot match.

I play at our local tennis center. It is a fantastic tennis community. Ten inside courts and ten outside courts with stores that sell tennis equipment and clothing. Sit down cafes are full each day. This is a place for the tennis lover to gather.

Another reason I love to play tennis is that it keeps me in shape. I am able to stay very youthful due to many rounds of tennis each month. And that adds up. But, before I even think about going out to play, I always set my home security alarm from

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Prince Of Persia

A movie must watch

We Love Watching On Demand TV

This guest post from Alden Strong

In today's society life for me is always fast paced. Between working and must-do activities it seems that there is hardly any time for my family and I to sit around and watch a movie. But recently we have found a way to meet our TV watching needs; we watch movies on Demand on satellite TV from By watching movies on Demand we are able to watch them at our convenience. Also if something comes up and we have to stop the movie we can pick it up right where we left off when we find time again to sit down and watch it. Through on Demand TV we are able to browse through categories of movies and shows that fit our interest, unlike regular TV where you only have the choice to watch what is on at the time. We usually record movies and shows that fit within our interest areas and watch them on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. The cost of on Demand TV is inexpensive and sure beats blowing money on taking out our family to the movie theater. We pay a low monthly price that is usually equivalent to taking our family out only one time to theaters.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Missing My Dad

It has been rough for me lately. I have been thinking of my dad almost everyday. He passed away 5 months ago and it's just so hard to accept that. I always wish he is still alive and with us and be there with us when we go back and visit the Philippines. But all that is impossible now because he is gone. I know he will always be there for us and watching over us but still I miss him and wished he was still around. I love you dad!!!

The Halloween Shopping Expedition

This guest post from Alice Wall

October has arrived. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and Halloween is just around the corner. My house is decorated with Jack-o-Lanterns, witches, skeletons, and other spooky visages. There are horror movie marathons on TV which have been causing me to stay up way past my normal bed time. My favorite holiday is in full swing. The only thing left to do is go costume shopping! Today, a particularly chilly and blustery October Sunday, my girlfriend and I got ready, armed our home security system( ADT Home alarm online offer), and headed to the Halloween Superstore. We both love to dress up and spend Halloween night entering costume contests and painting the town. This year my costume will be Tony Montana from Scarface and she's planning on dressing as a Flapper from the 1920's. We should look like quite the pair! We're looking for a hat to compliment my costume and a fluffy red scarf for hers. After finding what we're looking for, we spend well over an hour pouring over the other merchandise. I even add a couple of items to my already monstrous collection of Halloween decorations.

When we have our fill of shopping, we head back home so we can try on the costumes to make sure things look like we want because you only have one chance to get it right. Once Halloween is gone, it's gone. And so is the Halloween Superstore.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our Beautiful Princess

Look how she has grown. This picture was taken a month ago while she was eating her scrambled egg. Oh my princess is such a doll. She turned 9 months old yesterday. Wow! time has flown so fast. It's like it was only yesterday when I gave birth to a beautiful princess and she is 9 months wow! I am just proud on her progress. She had an appointment today and she weighed 21.10 pounds and 27 inches long. No wonder she was getting heavy..Hehehehe..But she is such a blessing and we love her so much.

Fall along the Deleware River

Written by Shannon Tillman

One of my favorite things to do each fall is with my mom. We would always wait for a perfect fall day when the air is cool, maybe alittle breezy and hop in the car and take a drive to Washingtons Crossing here in Pennsylvania.

We always drive up the river road along the Deleware River. You can see the river the whole drive to Washingtons Crossing just about and watching the river as we drive by is one of my favorite things. I love the Deleware river. I grew up there.

We would spend time driving through the hills looking at the gorgous fall colors in the trees and landscapes while stopping to take photos. Sometimes we would get out and walk a trail or in a field looking at leaves that had fallen down and picking up pine cones so we could craft with them when we got home later. We had alot of great talks along those drives. We also had alot of great laughs.

When we we are not outside taking photos of the great fall scenes we would love to cozy up on the couch with a hot chocolate under some blankets enjoying watching our satellite TV.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Busy Friday

Hubby got home around midnight last night from work. So happy to see him. Today we were running some errands and probably later tonight will be drawing the winners of my 2nd anniversary contest. Wheeewww!!!It's quite a busy day today but it was okay because habby is home..Hehehehe..Tonight we will be at Crypt so it's gonna be fun. Hopefully will be scaring more people tonight just like the other weekend..Hehehehe.. That's it for now guys. Have a good one!


Guest post written by Sam Farby

Now that we’re retired, Jill and I find ourselves a great deal of TV. Every night around dinner time, we put on Jeopardy and see how many questions we can get right. Jill and I are pretty sharp, so we often times come close with the amount of questions that we answer correctly.

The other week, I told Jill that as a surprise, I got us two tickets to sunny LA. What was even better, I told Jill that instead of sitting around the house, we’d be going to a live taping of Jeopardy! She was absolutely thrilled.

We packed our bags the night before our flight, and stuffed in some shorts and light shirts. I was also sure to bring my new Hearing Aids by Miracle Ear. I didn’t want to miss a single question in the studio audience.

The taping was great! We’re so glad that we made the decision to come out and do something as a couple. Retirement is supposed to be a special time, and we really want to make sure that we do things right.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Contest Officially Closed

Thanks to all the blogger who joined my 2nd anniversary contest. The contest is now officially closed and all entries are in. On Friday we will be drawing the 5 lucky winners and the next day winners will be announced. I would like to congratulate in advance the winners. I hope that you will consider joining again in my future giveaways. Once again, thank you so much guys. You made this contest possible and a big success. Good Luck to all!!!

Why I don't like going to a professional footall game

Post contributed by Fletcher Vargas

If I must, I go to a professional football game. I prefer not to. I'm not a big fan of the crowds. I get jostled around, and it usually involves going into a big city. I understand that there are advantages of going to a professional football game that do not come from watching it on a television set somewhere. The downside of having to put up with all the people irritates me. Sitting in the stands is worse than going to a mall during the Christmas season.

Even though I do not like going to professional football games, I still like to keep up with my favorite team. Modern broadcasting technology makes this an easy process. I can stay out of the big cities and the crowded stadiums. I also avoid paying $5 for a hotdog that probably cost the stadium no more than 50 cents.

Because I am not a fan of going to professional football games, I watch the games on satellite TV frequently. Programs like NFL Sunday ticket(click here for HD channels) help me keep up on all the information I need for my fantasy football league without having to track down all the scores in the papers or on the sports sites on the next day. Not only do I get to do this, no one sees how messily I eat my chicken wings, either.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Drawing Tomorrow

I am excited that my contest is going to end tomorrow. I am now preparing the list the name of the contestants who join. Tomorrow we will be drawing the lucky winners randomly. I wish you all good luck guys and I hope the fortune will be on your favor and win the amazing prizes. I do hope that you will still join in my upcoming contest in the future. I also thank you for joining and congratulations in advance for the winners.

Equileads A Company You Can Rely On

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Their leads are fresh, accurate and backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. And if ever you are not satisfied with the quality of their service, they will replace it immediately. Their leads have a high application ratio and a solid closing ratio. Their services are really awesome and very affordable. They also provide leads for many major industries.

It is truly amazing that company like Equileads exist. This are the kind of company that you can rely on. Rest assured that the services you purchased from them are guaranteed and will provide a high standard customer satisfaction. The good thing about it is it is free to join and you have a huge selection of services you can choose from. Visit their website now and see for yourself.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


One of my favorite episodes on Glee. This is truly Pinoy's pride.

A good running neighborhood

Guest post written by Carl Spanne

People who just visit New York City don't imagine there being neighborhoods where it's just where people live and not a whole bunch of touristy stuff, but I kind of thought that too before I moved here. It ends up that I moved to a neighborhood where there is no tourist stuff, which is really nice.

I had done a lot of research before I signed the lease to the apartment and moved in, not just about the neighborhood but also about exactly how much money i would spend on living there. I found and signed up for it to save myself a little cash while I was at it too.

I've always been a runner, so I was really excited to get out and explore my new neighborhood through my morning runs. It seems like every time I go on a run I notice something different that I want to chcek out later. But the thing about that is, sometimes itÕs hard to find those things again because when I see them theyÕre more of a blur and farther away than I think.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Busy Again

It was a busy day once again. Oh I hope this things will be done. I really need a break from all this. The stress is really killing me and pressured sometimes too. I just hope I can surpass this things and they get back to normal. I don't know what job is waiting on me tomorrow but for sure they're will be a bunch again..Oh well nothings really new to that.

Have a good one everyone

Winter Clothes For The Precious One

I gave birth to a precious little girl 8 months ago. Wow! can't believe how time flies and before we know it she's already a teenager. But anyhow, I am in search for some girls clothing right now. She outgrown most of her clothes already so I needed to buy new ones. Especially now that winter season is almost here so I will needing jackets / coats for her.

I do love shopping for my little girl. Since she is our first child I want the best for her. I think she is spoiled but that doesn't really matter because we love her so much. But, aside from the jackets / coats I plan on buying some outfits for her too for her church clothes. I will probably include some footwear too since it is getting cold.

I cannot wait to go shopping for her winter clothes. I plan not to buy a bunch because you know how kids outgrow clothes pretty quick. I don't want to make another mistake again in buying a bunch of clothes to the point that she did not wear most of them. I am looking forward for a great buy when I go shopping. But sometimes you do not really worry on the prices that you buy if it's for you precious one.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Laundry Time

It's laundry time. Oh my golly! I was so busy for the past days and really didn't get the chance to do it and eventually today I might finish them all. Then I have to start taking picture of the items that were delivered yesterday and start selling. I think this will be a busy day because I also have to go to the store and buy some groceries for us...Wheeewww!! Well I better get off the computer now and start working.

Have a great day guys!

A Evening at Fort Yamhill

Posted by Gaylord Campbell

We hiked the trail at Fort Yamhill this evening. It is only about a mile long hike with the first half of the trail wheel chair friendly. This is a very historically interesting place having been manned by General Sheridan and his troops as they watched over the western side of the Willemette Valley during the formative years of Oregon.

The Generals house is still standing and the first thing you visit on your hike. On up the hill there are plaques describing what type of building or other use was found in that area. Once on top of the small hill you find this is where the log fort stood and can realize the commanding view that was offered to those on duty there. From the site of the Fort the trail took us past the flag mounted on a whole tall log as it would have been originally, then down into a wooded area that is quite a pretty walk. We even found the calling card left by a bear who had been feeding on berries.

Knowing I had set our home alarm system before leaving we hurried home before our company arrived and tried to enter setting it off and raising the neighborhood watch.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hauling Scrap Iron

We have been hauling scrap iron for the past few days. I am tired though but I gotta help dad. So far we can haul two loads a days and hopefully we are able to bring them all at the house one day. I also wish that this will be done because I am really tired. I am not use to carrying heavy stuff so I hope well get this done Asap especially that I will busy for the next few days with my ebay.

Have a wonderful day guys!

The Princess Palace Bedroom Redesign

Posted by Gaylord Campbell

The little princess has turned three and is ready for some changes in her bedroom. The crib has been gone for a while now and she really loves pretending to be a princess. I wanted to make some changes, but just wasn't sure where to start. So, I went online with clear internet we got at www.cleartvbundle.comto get some ideas of what types of things I could do to redecorate the room.

The room was already a really pretty lavender, so we just added a darker shade and did some of the trim work in the room. Just that made a huge difference. She is always struggling with the closet doors, so we took them off and used a pole for a shower curtain and put it up with cute pink window curtains. Now, she just had to push the curtains out of the way to get to her shoes and clothes.

The biggest change was getting some new furniture and changing the irems she already had. We added different knobs to her dresser and nightstand. Each one is a crown or princess shoe or pretty dress. Then, we got a new table and chairs that is covered with flowers in all kinds of pastel colors. The overall effect is really beautiful. It just looks so feminine and I know that she absolutely loves it.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Level Up!

My husband and I has decided to level up on our online store on Ebay. Hopefully this will work though and we are very positive that it will. Stocks are coming in next week so I am excited and nervous at the same time. But we hope and pray that this step will be a success since we could get bulk stocks now to sell. Wish us luck.

Car Insurance Made Easy

Car insurance is very relevant to our daily lives. It is a required necessity for every household with a vehicle. With this we are able to our family and keep them safe in any road accidents. It will also eliminate the headache in the future for maintenance if ever you meet a wreck. So it is something that we do not have to think twice in buying.

On the other hand, we also possesses the right to look for a cheaper one. That is one thing we should think twice in my opinion. This is not we only save some money but also making it affordable to every payment. Cheap car insurance does help especially with our economy now. It helps eliminate the burden of higher pay-outs on car insurance.

Today, you can get a quote online for free. This way you would really know your price range and the coverage that fits you. You will not only save money but also you will save time. It will only take a minute to get a quote online. So better check it out and find more cheaper and more convenient car insurance for your household.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good Sales

Sold quite a bit of items on ebay last Sunday. Sales was good and I am very happy with the result. Was a bit worried in some buyers because I have experience those who will just bid but don't bother to pay, but everybody paid. I have shipped some items yesterday already and I just printed 3 more shipping labels today. I am looking forward for another good sales today because 20 items are ending in my auction. I am excited and hoping for an excellent sales.

Have a great day guys!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Apple iPad - The Best

I love gadgets and an iPad is probably my ultimate dream this year. I so love this thing, simply because it has everything. Here's why:

  • iPad is the best way to experience the web. View whole pages in portrait or landscape on the large Multi-Touch screen. And let your fingers do the surfing.
  • There’s nothing like the Mail app on iPad. With a split-screen view and expansive onscreen keyboard, it lets you see and touch your email in ways you never could before.
  • A vivid LED-backlit IPS display makes viewing photos on iPad extraordinary. Open albums with a tap. Flip through your pictures one by one. Or play a slideshow and share your photos.

  • With the YouTube app designed specifically for iPad, videos are even easier to find. And on the amazing iPad display, they’re more fun to watch. Especially in HD.
  • Reach out and touch your songs. View your album art full-size. iPad makes music look as good as it sounds.
  • Millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and so much more. Browsing and buying are just a tap away.
These are just some of the features of an iPad. Like me for sure you will love it too.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2nd Anniversary Giveaway Contest

Join my first ever contest for my 2nd Anniversary in the world of blogging. This is my way of saying thank you to those who have been part and will be part of my world in blogging. Anybody can join as long as you have a blog. You will win awesome prizes plus bonuses. Please do join and be part of this success.

Here's what to do:

  • Blog about my 1st giveaway contest for Adiestree Blog's ( Enjoy Life To The Fullest ) 2nd anniversary.
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I made this very easy and very basic. My main goal is to meet new friends in the world of blogging as well as sharing the blessings that I have received from blogging. This will not be the first and the last contest that I will be organizing. There are more contest to come so watch out for that with great prizes.

This contest will start today September 10, 2010 until October 5, 2010. You have almost a month to decide if you want to join this contest. Nothing really to invest nor pay a single amount. This contest is 100% free. The drawing is on October 8, 2010. Five (5) lucky winners awaits this awesome prizes. Winners will be randomly selected, so all is fair. Winners will be announced the next day and instructions will be given on how to claim your prize.

Spread the news and join now and win one of this prizes:


Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2001 - September 11, 2010 - The Attack

Today we remember the tragic event happened 9 years ago. The 9-11 attack has always been the nightmare of American people. A lot of innocent people died from a no sense attack from the Taliban 9 years ago (September 11, 2001 ). Hopefully this kind of tragic even won't happen to America again.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Planned trip

I am so looking forward to our trip to Chicago. No definite date yet but for sure we will be there. It is not really a vacation, but to go there and renew my passport as well as getting the little one her Filipino Passport. We plan on traveling this coming October but it is still tentative. I will be working the whole month of October in the haunted house. Yes you heard it right. I got a job to scare people this time..Lol..I think this will be awesome and I am looking forward to it too. Halloween is just around the corner and I have not found my costume yet, but I will be working on that in the following days. But Chicago trip is still on the plan, we just have to know our available schedule for that month. With my schedule and my husband's schedule we really have to communicate to make this trip. Outside of that I am excited as well because next month is our anniversary month, so this trip is also celebrating our 2nd year anniversary.

Have a good day guys!

Fall In Love

Posted by Heriberto Fuentes

My best friend Lauren and I absolutely love our chick flicks. Almost a new one comes out every week and we go and see it. It truly is roommate bonding time for the both of us as we swoon over the male lead in the film and wish we were the woman he was pursuing. Every Sunday night we set the ADT security system in Balcones Heights on our house and head down to the theater in the next town. We choose to go on Sunday nights because they are far less busy than Saturdays and Fridays.

We purchase our tickets and we always sit in the front row. Although it may cause a bit of a neck ache after the film we have found that the closer you sit the more real the picture becomes. If you sit somewhere in the middle or the back of theater you get caught up with what is happening around you. Girls are usually crying and guys are usually rolling their eyes. Kids are very impatient and someone always seems to be throwing popcorn. Sitting in the front eliminates or at least reduces the little aspects of life that pull you out of the movies. Lauren and I go to the movies so we can fall in love all over again.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bonding With Lexie

Bonding with Lexie. This was when we had company one day and it was one of our church member Ms. Karen with her grand daughter. The girls had a blast. They played and talk on their own language..LOL. I took this picture because it is so cute. Mae was riding on her toy while Lexie was pushing it. They sure had a blast that day.

Secure Your Families Safety On The Road

Winter season is just around the corner. We all know how hard to drive when snow season strikes. It is very dangerous to all drivers as well as very uncomfortable to drive on a slippery road. Regular tires won't really do any good in this season. But no worries because tires for this season is also just around the corner.

Snow chains would best fit for this season. This is a kind of tire that you need especially when dealing on a heavy snow. This will give a very comfortable ride to your destination. This are the kind of tire chains that you need when winter season strike. They are made either out of nickel manganese or nickel manganese alloy that are built in for this kind of season.

They are very easy to install. You might pay a little bit more but rest assured that the products quality is excellent. So do not risk the safety of your family for a cheaper brand. With product you get what want and you get what you have paid for. It is important to protect our family from any kinds of incidents as much as we can.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Cake For Hubby

My husband's birthday is this coming September 22nd but he's gonna be at work that time so I made him a cake. He is a big fan of football so I made a football design cake for him. I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and saw this pan and I bought it right away. I hope he will like it, LOL!!!

Thursday, September 02, 2010


Delivered!!!!Yay..I got so excited when I saw the UPS truck pulled over our driveway because I know those are my shoes and yes it is. I was very anxious to open the box but it took me a while because I was also baking a cake for my father in law they the guy pulled in. My hands were full so it was my mother in law received the package. I am happy with my purchased and loved the shoes.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

It will be here tomorrow

I am excited because the shoes that I have purchased last week is coming in tomorrow. I just tracked it online and it is in Jackson already. And according to the UPS website that the delivery date would be tomorrow. I am so looking forward to it and I will surely wait outside til I see the UPS track pulls over the drive way lol.Pictures you see are the shoes that I have recently purchased. Well some of them and probably you can now til how I love shoes..OH YEAH!!!!

Good Evening Guys!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hongkong Blacklisted The Philippines

Philippines is now listed as blacklisted for Hongkong. Yes Hongkong government officially stated and warned their fellowmen to avoid traveling to the Philippines. This is very sad. Hopefully many tourist will still like our country and will still go there. For sure Philippine tourism will be affected from the hostage drama occur last Monday which most victims are Honkong nationals. Hopefully the friendship that was built will remain and see them coming again in the Philippines in the near future.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mexico's Navarrete is Miss Universe

Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete (22) was crowned Miss Universe 2010 on Tuesday, beating off competition from 82 contestants including Miss India.

Ms. Navarrete, dressed in a red gown with a flowing train, impressed judges by highlighting the importance of teaching children about family values.


She was followed by Miss Jamaica Yendi Philipps while Miss Australia Jenista Campbell was the second runner-up at the 59th annual pageant held here on Monday.

Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta (21) from Kolkata did not make it to the top 15; neither did Miss USA Rima Fakih, who had grabbed international headlines for being the first Muslim American to represent the U.S. in the competition.

Asked by Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek how she felt about unsupervised Internet use, Ms. Navarrete said the Internet was important but parents needed to be careful and watch over their kids.

Ms. Navarrete replaces Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela who won the title in 2009.

As part of her winning, she will get a luxury New York apartment with living expenses, a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy, jewellery, clothes, shoes and an undisclosed sum of money.

“I want to give my parents a big hug. There was a lot of effort and a lot of sacrifice,” she said at a press conference after winning the title.

Second Mexican

Ms. Navarrete has been a model since she was 15 years old and is only the second Mexican beauty after Lupita Jones (1991) to win the title of Miss Universe.

Her win earned her a congratulatory message on Twitter from Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Manila bus hostage-taking ends with 8 dead

This is a very sad news and a big shame to the Filipino community. I woke up this morning and turned the tv on and this was what I have witnessed. A hostage taking took place in the city of Manila today. It was a tragic event especially for the tourist who were headed back home. It is suppose to be their flight going back to Hongkong today but were held by a former policemen. It is not only a big shame to our country but also to the police department. According to the news, 15 Hongkong nationals were held and confirmed that 8 died. This is a very sad day in our country and hopefully justice will be served to the victims.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

She Said Momma

Our precious little one said the word "momma" tonight. Oh God it felt good. My husband has been telling me that she has been saying it but I wasn't around everytime she say it, but finally tonight I heard her. She can also say da-da-da-da..Even our dog's name she can now pronounced (lol). But it really felt good hearing your precious one saying "momma". I cherish this wonderful moment. I love her to death.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cake for hubby

It is hubby's birthday month next month. I am thinking of buying a birthday cake for him. I want to surprise him but I was thinking, what if I'll bake a chocolate strawberry chessecake for him too. I know this will be may first time but I want to do it on my own and make it more meaningful. Last year I already baked him a cake but it was just an ordinary one, but this time I want to bake something that he like and hopefully I will succeed. I am starting to search online on the recipes and so far this is easiest one that I have found.

Ingredients are:

1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
3 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips, melted and cooled


In a bowl, combine crushed graham crackers and powdered sugar. Blend in melted margarine. Press into the bottom of a 9" springform pan.

In another bowl, combine the strawberries with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar; set aside.

For the filling: Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese with the condensed milk until combined. Add vanilla and eggs. Divide this mixture in half. Add the melted chocolate to one half of the mixture. Pour this (the chocolate batter) into the crust lined pan. Add the strawberry and sugar mixture to the remaining batter. Spoon over the chocolate filling.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for half an hour. Remove sides of the pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Garnish with strawberry halves.

I am excited to do it and hopefully I will make it right. This cheesecake makes 16 servings.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Egg Recall

I was watching the Filipino Channel particularly "Balitang (news) America" on egg recall. I was shocked with the news. 228 million eggs were recall because it was infected with "salmonella. The eggs which may be infected with salmonella are all produced in Galt, Iowa by Wright County Egg, but they are sold in retail stores as a myriad of different brands.

Here are the brand names that were infected:

Dutch Farms
Farm Fresh
Mountain Dairy

Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946 223.

So guys, do check the eggs that you recently purchased. Let us be more cautious of what we buy and eat and good thing they've warned the public about this concern.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sold Items Needed To Be Shipped

I have been very busy printing some shipping labels for the items that were sold last night. It was a descent sale last night and hoping for a good one again. I am running out of stocks though and I think it is time to clean up my closet. I am planning to sell some of my winter coats since I have a few of them. Yes, it's that time of the year again and I was thinking on selling them in advance so that people could get ready for the cold season ones more. The proof sets and the mint sets that we ordered also came in today. My husband and I are planning to sell them in an auction here in our area since we did good the last time we sold some silver coins and some proof sets. So the stocks came in today and they will be put in an auction on the first Friday of the month. Hopefully we will do good on this round because we plan on doing this once a month. It might be one small business we can start up too. Well, that's all for now guys. Have a good one!

Back to School Shopping

Written by Sonny Quinn

Summer is a fun time, but it passes quickly. By August, school is only a month away, and I have to get school supplies.

I either go out school shopping with a parent, a friend, or my sister. Before I go, I always set my adt safewatch in North Carolina alarm as a precaution.

I think the best place to go school shopping is Walmart because they have everything you need for school. I usually buy the basic essentials. These include notebooks, folders, pencils and pens, a backpack, and binders.

Another place that I visit is Staples. They have a wide range of school supplies that I need. They have five subject notebooks, large binders, staplers, erasers, protractors, graphing calculators, computer paper, and so much more. Although Walmart is my go-to place, Staples has a lot of extra school supplies that I may need.

I also go to Staples because I can get packs of note cards, pens, pencils, and notebooks for a lower price. I tend to be a thrifty shopper, so I try to save as much money as I can. Sometimes the people I go with encourage me to buy more expensive items, but I always stick with what I know best.

Shopping for school supplies is easy when you have nearby stores that have everything you need. When I finish shopping, I'm completely satisfied.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Work from home

Since I am a stay at home mom, I get bored sometimes. I was used to working weekdays before but when I get to the states, my husband and I had agreed that I will just stay at home and he will provide for the family. At first I was okay with it but in the long run I was beginning to miss the lifestyle of working. What I did is I started working online specifically ebay. At first, I thought it was hard but I did learn it right away. By and by, I am discovering the tricks on ebay. What stuff to sell and proper customer service to provide my clients. I have experience ups and down in selling too but that's not unusual. There are just clients that are hard to please. I was able to learn more each day and I am loving it. So now I have been selling for almost 2 years. I can say that what I am earning is not enough because I am still on that stage that I am enjoying what I'm doing. But now, I guess I am ready to take the more serious selling profession way on ebay. What I am going to do is just list all the stuff that I do not need anymore. Firstly, I need to clean up my closet again and start selling the clothes that I don't necessarily wear and just there for a while now. I have tried this before. List some of my clothes and I was really surprise on the outcome. Little by little I am learning different tricks on ebay now and sooner or later and hoping I will master it. Right now, my status is a "top seller and a power seller as well. I was so happy to receive a certificate stating this category and made me more confident to sell more. I hope I can achieve the goals that I want to achieve with ebay. It may not be to soon but with patience and hard work I know I can achieve it. I always treat this job as my contirbution to our finances in our family and it does helped us in so many ways.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rome Police Hold Anniversary

This video is so amazing! Their celebration is just so unique and I guess only in Rome. Way to go!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


It's pretty nice day today. The sun is hot and a bit warm outside. I just got back cleaning the house of church member. I am a bit tired and hungry, So I will fix me something to eat shortly. Got no other plans today aside from preparing the staff that I need to mail then maybe take a nap..Lol..Well guys have a nice day.

My penchant for Asian horror movies

Guest post written by Walter Baldwin

Some of my favorite movies are Asian horror movies. But I live in America and only know the English and Spanish language so I have to rely heavily on the Internet to learn about upcoming releases.

I also live in a small town so I read a lot of horror movie blogs and stream most movies on Netflix because the only movie theater that we have here rarely plays brand new releases, unless they’re made by Disney or star Will Ferrell. With such little resources, it’s especially important that I find a good internet connection at a good price. I relied on dial-up for a while, but researched satalite internet iowa and came across blue wireless internet. I switched over and have been able to re-watch some of my favorites again at a much better streaming quality like Takashi Miike’s “Audition,” which is probably one of the grossest movies ever. But it doesn’t just rely on gross-out scenes. It truly is scary. My obsession with the region’s horror genre started because of a horror class I took in college and I’ve just found it increasingly interesting since then.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Women's Ministries

We had a great time on our meeting tonight. Everyone had a blast. This is the first time that we went out and everybody really loved it. Our Women's Ministry started last April and we meet up once a month. It's a great time to spend some time with some other women and just enjoy our alone time. Tonight we meet up in a restaurant that serves a very delicious food. I had a platter of catfish and french and guess what, I am so full. I had fun and looking forward meeting up with girls next month again. Have a great evening guys.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Her Day With Pumpkin

This is what she has been doing. Hanging around the pumpkin..Lol.. The pumpkin is owned by our neighbor and we thought of taking pictures of her with it and I really find it so cute. Look at that face still with a pacifier but still manage to look at the camera. All in all it was an amazing day with my daughter. Well, it always a great day together with her. I am really enjoying being a mother. She will be 7 months old on the 17th of this month. Wow! see how time passes by. It was like yesterday that I gave birth to a precious baby girl. That's what they said, enjoy her while she's still a baby because time flies. I am so impress with her milestone progress. She now practising to crawl and any day now she will crawling as fast as she can. Oh boy! I am in big trouble. Well that's all for now guys, have a great evening.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Battle to halt BP oil spill is nearing its end

The multi - billion company BP is now rejoicing. As I have read on the news they are now celebrating the momentum that their problem is coming to an end. The oils lick has finally stop and hopefully it will continue.

Today the President has declared the US's largest and most politically embarrassing oil spill near an end as BP said it had reached a "significant milestone" in its efforts to permanently seal the Deepwater Horizon well.

"The long battle is finally close to coming to an end, and we are very pleased with that," said the president, who was strongly criticized for what was initially seen as a slow and weak response as millions of barrels of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico.

BP said it had completed a process known as static kill, in which heavy mud was pumped in to plug the stricken well, producing a "textbook" result.

BP still faces an as yet undetermined number of compensation claims, which Browner said the government was determined to see it meet. "We are going to continue to ensure that BP is held accountable for the damage that they did, for the economic losses and ultimately for the natural resource damages and all of the restoration that will take place in the Gulf communities and in the Gulf at large." The company also has to settle with the families of 11 workers killed in the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that set off the spill.

Going Viral GaGa

Guest post written by Stephanie Noble

I’ve been a Lady GaGa fan for a while and she has amazing videos but I think that no matter what lengths she goes to, her official music videos will never outdo funny fan videos on wild blue broadband internet. But I’m sure that she’s fine with that because she always adoringly refers to her fans as her “little monsters.”

Her and Beyonce’s video for “Telephone” was beyond crazy, almost so much so that it’s overwhelming. But there are so many cute videos of kids acting it out to watch on wild blue internet packages, like one with a little girl that looks like she’s about four years old dressed up in crazy Lady GaGa-esque costumes while adult female dancers dance in the background. Then every time during the chorus she picks up a call on a toy phone from a cute little boy that looks to be the same age.

Then there’s the video of a mom filming her pre-teen son dancing and singing along to the “Bad Romance” lyrics and he knows every move and line!

But the best part about watching these videos is that Lady GaGa has probably watched them all.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Lady Gaga Says "NO" To Sex

It was all over the news yesterday when Lady Gaga says "NO" to sex. Everyone was surprised I guess because i did. that Although Lady Gaga is famous for her raunchy and sexy albums, where she does not mind to expose for her fans, but what seems to be rather funny is that now she is promoting and suggesting her fans to keep away from having sex, who have it just for the sake of it. This is really something. Well, we must respect her decision and her views on that. If she is really serious with this "no sex" thing so be it.

Lady Gaga is especially keen on educating women, telling them to keep the courage to choose and make decision related to having sex. Her new concert 'Bad Romance' is going to preach this ideology, a Viva Glam campaign by MAC's AIDS awareness, also propagated by pop star, Cyndi Lauper.

Lady Gaga said that she is single now and prefers to be so because she has no time to be in a relationship because that is not going to make her happy.

The Game Is On - Baseball Time

I am s huge fan of baseball. Gosh I just love the excitement and the thrill when the game is on. You cannot get me out of my seat when my game has already started. That is how I am when my favorite sports is airing. I do not know what's with baseball but I am head ever heels in love with this sports.

I mostly watch it on the television but given the chance to watch it live that would be awesome. I know Americans do love this sports and some would really invest on the tickets just to watch their favorite team live. I would love to go in one of the baseball stadiums here in the US and watch my New York Yankees and Kansan City Royals play. Hopefully one day I will be able to afford tickets for me and my husband and just have fun. He is a big fan of baseball too and his teams are Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.

I might save some money now so that we can afford to buy each of those tickets. I want to purchase for New York Yankees tickets and Kansas City Royals tickets. I know my husband will still go with me if my teams are playing. This is so much fun and I do look forward to it. Since his birthday is coming up, purchasing a Boston Red Sox tickets and Detroit Tigers tickets would be a great gift. I know he will be excited watching his team live on the game and of course I'll go with him.

The Bacheloretter Finale

Gosh I watched the finale of The Bachelorette last night and I got tickled pink. Lol. It was a very sweet and romantic ending. Glad Ali had finally found the love of her life to Roberto. The couple looks good together and now engaged. They plan to live together soon and wedding has been discussed. It was nice seeing a couple ended the fairy tale of their dream like I have. Hehehehe. Yes our destiny was like a dating show as well, as my husband chooses his love for a life time which is me :). My husband and I loved watching this kind of show because we could relate to it. Hope you have watched it too but if not you can always upload it online to watched the finale.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Yellow Lobster Caught

I was reading the news today and it was all about the yellow lobster found in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Experts said that this is very rare. My opinion, I do believe that this kind of species are very rare because I personally do not have any experience seeing a yellow lobster. They said this is one in 30 million. Wow! this is really something. Here's the video, I just thought of sharing it.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Pray for You - Jaron and The Long Road to Love

My husband shared this great song to me. It was a very fun song. Go through the lyrics and you will know what I mean. Happy listening.


It was a great service today at the church. Our preacher still teaches God's abundance and we are on part 4 now. Nothing really beats God's words and I feel great to be in his house. I also received a gift today from my secret pal. This is from our womens ministry at the church and we have our own secret pal. Today she gave me a book which is very interesting to read. The book is all about life. Of course I do not know who my secret pal is but whoever she is, I am very thankful of what I have received. I am planning to send a small token to my secret pal as well but I do not really know what to give yet but I will figure it out so that I can mail it tomorrow. Have a great evening everyone!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Prayer Of The Day

AS I have mentioned before, I will share some religious thoughts, prayers, word of God to enlighten our day. For today this is our prayer.

May There Be Peace Within

May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be...
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you...
May you be content knowing you are a child of God...
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of you...

If there is peace there is love and if there is love everybody is happy.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good Morning

We are going to help our neighbor today so we are up and ready to go. Hope you guys will have a wonderful day. Ciao

All Time Favorite Snack Treat

This guest post from Norris Beard

Can you picture this? You had a long day at work. You finally make it home to kick your shoes off your tired feet. Now you can plop down on the couch to relax, but before you do you this, go into the kitchen and grab your favorite snack. There is nothing like eating your favorite snack while watching satellite television. What is my favorite snack you ask? My favorite snack to eat while lounging in front of the satellite tv is butter caramel popcorn. I can taste the creamy flavor in my mouth just thinking about it. I first found my favorite snack in my local grocery store one day, but little did I know how much I would fall in love with it. Butter caramel popcorn became an addiction to me and to my luck I was able to find it at the dollar store for a dollar cheaper. So whenever I make a grocery run, I keep my pantry stocked with my favorite snack. Now get your favorite snack and enjoy the show.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Relaxing Moment

It has been a relaxing day so far. It is raining and the baby and the husband are taking their nap. In short this is my alone time..Lol..Just watching Filipino channel right now and at the same time updating my blog. It is nice to have a break sometimes from a very busy day. I am thankful that we have a Filipino channel because it does help my home sickness at times. Watching it, is like I am just in the Philippines, so it really helps. I hope you guys are having a great day!

Furniture Shopping

Home improvement is normally done in every household. It is done so that house will look more inviting and more relaxing. I cannot think of somebody living in a house full of dirt. Like me and my hubby, we have been doing some rearranging and some improvement in our living room. It has been three days and finally we are almost done and have seen our progress so far.

Now that we have a very precious baby girl, things are different. We had to remove some of the stuff in our living room to give more space for the little one. One of the things that were moved is our glass top dining table. How I wish we don't have to do that, but we have to. Our computer has to be place somewhere in the corner to really give us more space. In general, we are doing our home improvement for our little.

Yes we did remove some stuff, but also we need new once. Most probably we only need stuff that won't take so much space in our living room. Looking forward to purchase an end table for our couches. As soon as we are done with our cleaning, we will probably know what furniture to purchase for our living room. So it's like the baby has her space and me and hubby has our own space as well.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

General Cleaning

Busy busy busy. We have been cleaning our living and made some new arrangements to it. We are half done and when we get rid of most of the stuff that we do not need, I could map the floor tomorrow to make it look more nice. I am a little but seeing our progress is great. Hopefully we'll get it done tomorrow so that I can start cleaning the baby's bed. Well guys off to bed. Night everyone!

A loud night owl

Guest post written by Loretta Tate

I’ve always been a night owl but my husband grew up on a farm where he literally had to get up at the crack of dawn to milk cows. I’m not even kidding.

Unfortunately we’re both stuck in our ways and that’s been a problem since we were married 50 years ago. A lot of nights I’ll stay up later than him and watch late-night talk shows in the living room while he’s sleeping in our bedroom. I’ve had a bit of hearing loss over the years and he hasn’t so it’s bothered him some and even waken him up a few times.

This last time he said that there was no need for that TV to be that loud just so I should get a hearing test. I obliged him, really because I didn’t want to hear that sermon again. Although I knew that he was probably right, after all.

So I went in for one and ended up getting a miracle ear hearing aid.

I haven’t stopped watching TV late at night but at least now it doesn’t disturb my husband.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bad Mood

Just got done cooking. I made pork barbeque today because it is my hubby's request. Unfortunately he is asleep right now. Probably just tired or something. But at least cooking is already done and when he gets hungry food is already there. Well so far just having a bad mood today and hopefully it will pass before it ruins my day. We just had a little misunderstanding a while ago but hopefully will get it settled. Have a great day everyone.

Deal or No Deal

Posted by Tommie Wells

Deal or No Deal is on satellite tv and is hosted by Howie Mandel. The contestant chooses one of the numbered 26 briefcases for themselves and is kept closed until the end. Each case has a different amount of money inside. The player then chooses briefcases to be eliminated and their amount is revealed instantly. After a certain number of rounds the banker will offer the contestant a deal. The player can accept the deal and thus ending the game or deny the deal and continue playing. The game ends when a deal is made or until all the cases have been opened and the money amounts have been revealed. If a deal is made then they play out what would have happened to see if a good deal was made or not. The banker's offers change each time based on the values left on the board. Usually the offers are low at the beginning of the game but can exceed the average of the remaining values at the end of the game. Very few people have ever won the top prize. It is fun to see the player struggle over whether to take the deal or not. The game can be really suspenseful and you may find yourself yelling at the screen, like I do when watching my team on direct tv Sunday ticket in Dallas, to accept the deal, instead of losing a lot of money.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quite Busy

Had quite a busy day today. Went out and run some errands but I'm glad I'm home. I am a little bit tired but I am okay. It is so hot outside. I guess it is 94 degrees in there but all in all my day is doing good so far. Hubby just left a message on facebook that he doesn't know the crew change would but hopefully within this week. Can't wait to see hubby, I miss him so much. Hope you guys are having a great Tuesday morning.

Heading to Los Angeles!

Guest blog post from Kayla Larman

Being a college graduate is a reward all by itself, but finally getting out on your own--earning a living and starting a whole new independent life is a gigantic step. I will be moving to LA to follow my modeling career. I have signed with an agency in Santa Monica, CA. I am very excited and look forward to meeting new friends. I have a close girlfriend whom I will move in with, until I can get out to search for my own home. I plan on buying a home near Malibu or Laguna Beach. My parents are loving and caring and want to make sure I am safe. I said that I would let them know my new address, and that no matter which home I chose, I would sign up for Adt security. Home is a big deal to me--it is where you can "breathe" and "be yourself". I am going to decorate with lots of pastel colors and find a home with a good sized yard. I would really like to have an underground outdoor pool.

I will be busy packing after graduation, and driving will be not so much fun--from Minnesota to California. Ouch! When I make the trip I will keep in touch with my friends and family on my cell phone. When I see the lights of LA----Yippee!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dell, EBay to test Microsoft cloud 'appliance'

Microsoft Corp. is getting some help from eBay Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc. and Fujitsu in testing a new "platform appliance" to be used with its new Windows Azure cloud-computing service.

The new "platform appliance" can be used, Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) said, to run a company's Windows Azure service in data centers.

The new platform is being announced Monday at a conference in Washington D.C. It is aimed at businesses who want to use Windows Azure to run hundreds or thousands of computer servers themselves rather than use somebody else's remote data center.

EBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) will reportedly test the platform for its own use, while Dell, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard will reportedly test it in their data centers where they will offer Windows Azure to their own customers.

Round Rock-based Dell, the No. 3 computer maker in the world, employs an estimated 16,000 workers in Central Texas.

The Big Bang Theory

Guest post written by Keshia Bowers

When I first caught an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” a few years ago, I instantly fell in love with the four nerdy physicists Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj. I may have a things for nerds, but their awkward hi jinks and interactions kept me tuning in week after week.

I knew that I recognized one of the characters from something else he’d starred in, so I used my wildblue satellite internet to look him up and found out that Leonard played Chevy Chases’s son in “Christmas Vacation.”

Every year my family gets together with another family we’ve been friends with as long as I can remember and eat dinner, exchange presents and watch the classic Christmas movie. I was so excited to realize that he was the same person!

After that I used wildblue texas and rented all of the seasons of the show from Blockbuster’s website on DVD so I could catch up and enjoy the current season even more. I’m c urrently in the process of finishing out the first three seasons, (I’m re-watching the third) in preparation for the new season in September.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Healt and Beauty

Just a thought of sharing this informative article that I have read:

5 Common Culprits in Skin Damage

The sun, free radicals, smoking, irritants, and facial expressions can cause skin damage. Find out how to fight back.

Our skin is assaulted by everything from the sun to irritating laundry detergent and cigarette smoke.

And it can show. Wrinkles, redness, and even skin cancer can result. But before you resign yourself to the aging effects of your environment, consider the five most common culprits of skin damage and learn what you can do to avoid them.

  1. Sun exposure. The sun is the biggest cause of skin damage, says Faramarz Samie, MD, PhD, a dermatologist at Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. The ultraviolet rays of the sun break down collagen and elastin, which help keep your skin looking plump and smooth. They also affect melanocytes, which can lead to changes in your skin’s pigmentation. The aging effects of the sun eventually show on your skin as wrinkles, age spots (patches of brown spots), and possibly skin cancer.

    To avoid the skin damage that can be caused by the sun, dermatologists advise staying out of the sun during the middle of the day when the sun’s rays are strongest, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen — one that protects against both types of harmful ultraviolet rays, UVA and UVB — with a sun protection factor of 30 or higher, and wearing protective clothing such as a hat when you’re outside.

  2. Free radicals. One of the ways the sun damages your skin is through production of harmful substances called free radicals. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules with a single electron. In short, doctors think that ultraviolet light from the sun can lead to damaged DNA and skin damage, Dr. Samie says. Free radicals may even play a role in the development of skin cancer. They are also the result of exposure to tobacco products or other factors in the environment. Some skin care products contain antioxidants such as vitamins C and E that help to lessen the aging effects that free radicals have on your skin. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain antioxidants, is also good for healthy skin.
  3. Smoking cigarettes. Overall, the skin of a smoker isn’t as healthy and doesn’t heal as well as a nonsmoker’s skin. It also has a tendency to wrinkle easily. That’s because smoking cigarettes causes all of your blood vessels to constrict, or get more narrow, including the vessels that feed the outer layers of your skin, says J. Greg Brady, DO, a dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at Advanced Dermatology Associates in Allentown, Pa.

    When you smoke, your skin gets less of the oxygen and nutrients it needs to stay healthy, and that leads to wrinkles. In addition, smoking causes elastic fibers in the skin to thicken, which means your skin won’t snap back into shape as well and you can experience sagging, Dr. Brady says. “The more you smoke, the more likely it is to happen,” he explains. “If you smoke two packs a day and you’ve done it for 20 years, you have a 40-pack history.” The bigger that number, the more skin damage you’ll see.

    Nicotine gum, inhalers, lozenges, nasal spray, and patches can all help you quit, along with prescription medications such as Zyban (bupropion), Chantix (varenicline), Aventyl (nortriptyline), and Catapres (clonidine). Talk to your doctor about the best option for you.

  4. Irritants. Chemicals in cleaning products and laundry detergent can cause red, irritated skin and allergies in people who are susceptible, Samie says. Ammonia and bleaches have a tendency to irritate skin. These chemicals may cause contact dermatitis, which is scaling and irritation, and sometimes even a chemical burn. People with more sensitive skin will experience more skin irritation than others. There are also more than 3,000 substances in our environment that can cause allergies.

    The easiest way to protect your skin from irritants is to avoid contact, either by wearing gloves when you clean or do dishes or by switching to less irritating products. Also, moisturizing your skin can help. Some people may need an antihistamine or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for treatment.

  5. Smiles and frowns. It’s a simple fact that as you age your skin loses it elasticity and doesn’t snap back into place after you make facial expressions the way it did when you were younger, Samie says. As a result, your skin will show wrinkles even when you’re not frowning or laughing.

The Right Way To Introduce Your Child To The Internet

Guest post written by Daniel Kilten

There's nothing scarier than thinking about the terrible things that might happen when your child starts using the internet. We all know the horror stories and the awful people who are out there waiting for a young person to prey on. Instead of running from this reality, however, the best way to deal with this situation is to make sure your child understands the benefits and risks that come along with using the satellite wireless internet. They also need to understand the fact that you have to be able to trust them when they go online. If you lay this foundation, your children will have a better chance of using your hughesnet packages safely and effectively.

Just like life, you have to help your children understand that there are good and bad people in the world. Their best bet for staying safe is to remain in areas where they are comfortable. They would not, for instance, get into a car they did not recognize. Compare this to going to a site that they are not familiar with. Stress to them that if they have any questions or concerns about an area on hughes wireless internet, they should come to you for information. That way, they won't end up on any sites where they could possibly be targeted by a predator. This is one of the most important aspects of the internet to make your child aware of.

Today's Inspiration

This is the today's inspiration:

Tools to Strengthen Self-Assurance

Self-confidence is within us all, but sometimes when the world is throwing us constant curveballs, it can get lost. Learning how to rebuild and maintain self-confidence is essential to having a fulfilled life. There will always be events that make us question if we are good enough. When that happens to you, try these tools to get back in touch with your inner strength and assurance.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Soccer Players Leave Fans Amazed Every Time They Play the Game we All Love So Much

Post written by Leonard Dukes

Soccer is the original football and keeps fans entertained throughout every second of the game. Athletes that play soccer must exhibit a strong physical fitness and unique strategical skills in order to excel. Soccer is a sport that everyone can enjoy playing though, regardless of your age, size, or ability level. Players use their feet and legs to strategically move the ball around and ultimately score by kicking the ball into the goal.

Soccer has gained popularity all over the world because it offers a sense of national pride and the best total body workout around. Manchester United is a British soccer team that has truly touched my heart. There is nothing like watching a game on television and hearing the excited fans chant and sing and fill up the whole stadium. I love to watch soccer on satellite TV, which is why I looked to find the best TX directtv deals. It takes me to a state of mind that is free of worry and totally intertwined in the game.

Manchester United fans in particular live for the sport and their team; they come to matches dressed in red, black, and white and their passion for the game cannot be ignored. Soccer players leave fans mesmerized every time they play the game and invoke some of the most heartfelt emotions around. You should look and see what matches are coming up; you don’t want to miss out on the action.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The 15th President of the Philippines

The 15th President of the Philippines, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. Son of the late former President Corazon Aquino.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm Back

I'm back!!! I wanna thank my fellow blogger for the constant visit on my blog. I wasn't around for a while because We just had an emergency trip back to the Philippines a couple of weeks ago for my dad. My father passed away last May 25, 2010 at age of 48 years old. We just got back in the states last Tuesday. Jet log is still kicking in but I am recovering. I know he is with God now. I appreciate the visits guys and I will do my best to catch up.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mothers Day History

The history of Mother's Day is centuries old and goes back to the times of ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods. The early Christians celebrated the Mother's festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. Interestingly, later on a religious order stretched the holiday to include all mothers, and named it as the Mothering Sunday. The English colonists settled in America discontinued the tradition of Mothering Sunday because of lack of time. In 1872 Julia Ward Howe organized a day for mothers dedicated to peace. It is a landmark in the history of Mother's Day.In 1907, Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948), a Philadelphia schoolteacher, began a movement to set up a national Mother's Day in honor of her mother, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis. She solicited the help of hundreds of legislators and prominent businessmen to create a special day to honor mothers. The first Mother's Day observance was a church service honoring Anna's mother. Anna handed out her mother's favorite flowers, the white incarnations, on the occasion as they represent sweetness, purity, and patience. Anna's hard work finally paid off in the year 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as a national holiday in honor of mothers.

Slowly and gradually the Mother's day became very popular and gift giving activity increased. All this commercialization of the Mother's day infuriated Anna as she believed that the day's sentiment was being sacrificed at the expense of greed and profit.

Regardless of Jarvis's worries, Mother's Day has flourished in the United States. Actually, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year. Although Anna may not be with us but the Mother's day lives on and has spread to various countries of the world. Many countries throughout the world celebrate Mother's Day at various times during the year, but some such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


We had a huge argument with my mother in law today. Probably it is really time to move out of this house because this house is not enough for the 2 of us. There is only one queen in every house and this is hers so I must find my own castle and be the queen. I just couldn't take it anymore with all the insults, comments and criticisms that I have experienced since I got her. I was never happy whenever my husband is at work because my life is miserable on her hands. Hopefully this will bring an eye opening to my husband that we need to have our own place and start a new family. I cannot call my family a family because we are not living on our own. Worst comes to worst I can always go back to my country and live peacefully over there. This will all depend on whosoever he chooses but I won't blame him if he chooses his family over me and the baby, it his family his anyway. But hopefully we can move out in this house pretty soon because I can't wait to move around without being corrected by anybody else.

Exterior Shutters

Having some exterior shutters in your house will make your house look more elegantly and presentable. Exterior shutters has different kinds of materials. It could be vinyl, wood, aluminum or could be a fiber glass. I have seen some when my husband and I go for a scenic ride or when we go garage sale. I am always amazed with the houses that I've seen with different exterior shutters. Probably when we get our own place, I will definitely want one in our house because I find the elegance in it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I find this cute and very inspiring. Wish everybody is like them.

Friday, April 23, 2010

She Is Now 3 Months Old

This is my 3 months old baby now. She turned 3 months old last April 17, 2010. See how time fly's. She is so adorable, very funny and everyday she change a lot and learning new things. I just enjoy being a mommy to a very precious baby. Can't ask for more

Friday, April 16, 2010

Our Girl Is Growing

Look at my precious little one. Time really fly so fast. She will be 3 months old tomorrow April the 17th. Wow! can't believe it that it's been three months now since I gave birth to a beautiful, precious baby girl. She is a happy baby and she is more funny now because she tries to talk back when you are talking to her. We are so proud, very proud parents of our baby girl. We are just glad and thankful to God because she is healthy and growing like a weed. I am always excited everyday on the progress she's having. Motherhood is truly a tough job but an enjoyable one. Just a simple smile from my little one is so worth it and made my day. We love you Addie Mae.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Proud Parents

Oh I am so proud with my girl. This her now. On her last appointment dated March 24, 2010, she was weighing 11.14 pounds and 22 1/2 inches long..Wow!!!She is growing like a we are happy that she is a healthy baby and growing. She is a good baby. She will only fuss if she is hungry, wet or dirty but outside of that she calm, playing or asleep.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mountain Climbing Season

How I wish we are having our vacation in the Philippines right now. You know why? Because it is the mountain climbing season. Yes, during the holy week many mountaineers would plan for a mountain climbing trip to different mountains in the Philippines. I can still remember 4 years ago when I celebrated my 26th birthday at the peak of Mt. Matutum in General Santos City. It was very challenging and very memorable to me. It was my first time and it was very worth it and I had so much fun. Hopefully we can do that again and of course by that time hubby's gonna be with us..Yipey!