Sunday, May 31, 2009

Photohunt Theme: Book(s)

This weeks photohunt theme is book(s). My husband is the first person I know who loves to collect books. He has plenty of those in our garage. Our daughter on the other hand loves books as well, except me. I may read oftentimes, but I honestly not fond of reading....I know it is a shame....lol!
PhotoHunt

Here's Akesha and her favorite book. And this book is not even a kids book...I believe it is a sci-fi book.
Like father like daughter.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

I am Sooo Blessed!

I would like to thank Ate Ces for being so sweet and thoughtful. Last week I've received a parcel box from her. She sent my family some souvenir from Virginia. A hat for hubby, a very cute shirt for Akesha, and 2 shot glasses for me (North Carolina and Virginia). I don't use shot glasses, I just collect them...hehehhe. Ate Ces, thank you so much for being so kind and thoughtful. From the "DIAS Family", we would like to thank your generosity.
I am sure most everybody know her. In case you don't know Ate Ces, you can check her blogs at:
- Small and Simple Things
- Things That Matter Most
- Life is Good and Beautiful
- Down Home with the Kenyons
- Kitchen the Heart of Our Home

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Friday, May 29, 2009

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Creamy Mango Smoothies

Are you looking for great refreshment ideas this summer? You should try this Creamy Mango Smoothies!


Here's all you need:
2mangoes, seed removed, peeled and chopped (2 cups)
2cups mango sorbet
2containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla yogurt
1 1/2cups fat-free (skim) milk or soymilk









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1.In blender, place ingredients. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth.
2.Pour into 6 glasses.
3.Serve immediately.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Version of Pigs in a Blanket

The other day I tried to make my first version of "pigs in a blanket". What "pigs in a blanket" has to do with hot dog/sausage and crescent? Don't worry I made a little research.

It is believed that the dough wrapped sausage tradition began in Germany. The dish is called W├╝rstchen im Schlafrock ("Sausage in a Nightgown"). It consists of bratwurst wrapped in bacon, then completely covered with pastry dough and baked in the oven.

In the United Kingdom, "pigs in blankets" refers to small sausages wrapped in bacon. Usually served at Christmas lunch or with roast dinners, pigs in blankets are now considered an essential part of the Christmas meal.

In the United States, the term "pigs in a blanket" often refers to hot dogs or Vienna sausages wrapped in biscuit dough or croissant dough, and baked.

In Israel: Moshe Ba'Teiva (Moses in the Ark) is a children's dish consisting of a hot dog rolled in a ketchup-covered sheet of puff pastry or phyllo dough and baked.

Here are the simple steps on how to make "Pigs in a Blanket"






Sorry, I thought I over cooked them. This is what happened when your busy blogging....lol! I forgot to check the timer....hahhaha...well, hubby and Akesha likes it.

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HaveYou Ever Had Licorice Before?

I personally don't like the taste of licorice candy. I don't like the smell of it and it taste like rubber or something. Maybe because I am not use to it, but my hubby loves it. He keeps asking me "Why you don't like it?", and my answer is "I just don't like the taste!". How about you? Do you like licorice candy?
Black Licorice

According to Wikipedia, Liquorice is a confectionery flavoured with the extract of the roots of the liquorice plant. A wide variety of liquorice sweets are produced around the world. In the U.S., licorice is called black licorice, to distinguish it from similar candy varieties that are not flavoured with liquorice extract, and commonly consists of chewy ropes or tubes. Most popular in the United Kingdom are liquorice allsorts.

Strawberry Licorice

In Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States, there is also a product known as red liquorice, which is extruded in a way to resemble liquorice, but is made with strawberry, cherry, or raspberry flavourings as the main flavourings rather than liquorice. More recently similar products have been introduced in a wider variety of flavours including apple, mango, blackcurrant, watermelon and strawberry, among others.

Green Apple Licorice


Green Apple Licorice

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Experience the Summer Spectacular in Branson!

Wordless Wednesday


Did anybody see the flock of birds? I took this photo from our backyard while I was gardening. I missed the whole exhibition.....lol! Too bad I missed the whole V-shape formation.

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A Day at the Local Fair

As I mentioned to you the other day, we went to the local fair last Saturday. Akesha went on some rides and rode on the pony. Hubby and I are not happy with one of the rides because nothing worked. That fun house was a piece of crap, and we paid 4bucks for nothing. Anyhow, it was great to spend some quality time with the family.



Here are some of the photos. Just scroll down to see some of them.









Exploit the Power of Android

Google has always come up with brilliant ideas that will benefit the entire world. Do you know that the Google Android phone services will be launched shortly? The Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. These applications will ship with a set of core applications including an email client, SMS program, calendar, maps, browser, contacts, and others. Android Storage will allow you to store your 2 Gigabytes of FREE music, videos/movies, photos, and files on the web, but will make them all available to your G1 or Android compatible phone. You can also store 50 Gigabytes of mobile media storage and streaming services for only $10 a year. This way you can access all your files as if they are stored on the phones memory card without having to use the phone's actual memory card. This allows the Android phone users to reserve their phone storage for programs and applications and not multimedia and files. One of the applications I would like to use is the ASpics. This application can make ALL photos available for viewing without the need for additional memory card space. I am sure most people are looking forward to use the Google Android phone. There will be about 350 million users expected to use the Android phone in the US and UK and over 300 million Chinese will be using this phone as well.

PhotoHunt: Plastic

This week's photohunt theme is "Plastic". Here are my entries.
My daughter at 14 months old. Trying to practice walking using the plastic "Playskool Busy Basics - Step Start Walk 'n Ride"
This is what she got from us during her 2nd birthday.....:)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Nurse's Guide to Good Living

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Yellow Mellow



Got this flower from hubby many months ago....:)
Hey folks! How was your weekend? How about your three day weekend? I was unable to blog hop for a couple of days I believe. Now I am back, and ready to hit the road in blog land....lol! Our weekend went fine. Yesterday we went to the local fair, and let Akesha try some of the rides. She had a blast. I will be sharing the photos soon. Today, we went to the local drive-in theater and watched the sequel movie of X-Men. How about you?

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Food Friday: First Entry

This is my first entry of "Food Friday". Since I love to cook and we love to eat outside, I have decided to participate the "Food Friday" mania. So here's mine. These was taken during my birthday last year.

I will finish blog hopping tomorrow folks....thanks for coming by!

Personalized Plates and Placemats

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Mommy Moments: GRANDPARENTS BONDING


Wow! I can't believe that weekend is here again. Time really goes by fast. Anyhow, it is my turn to participate the Mommy Moments mania again. This week's theme is GRANDPARENTS BONDING. So here's my share.

Akesha is the first granddaughter and great granddaughter in my mother's side of the family, and she was the 32nd grandchild in hubby's family (dad).

The only photo that she had with Lola and Lolo...we're unable to take some photos because hubby dropped the camera during our trip to the Philippines.

The latest pics with her grandpa....:)


When dad came to visit us and spent the night.

After we went to church....:)
4th of July

Christmas, 2008Akesha's Baptism...Dad is her godparent..he's the only Catholic in the family...so that's why...and it happens that only one person is allowed to be a godparent...pretty weird huh?

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sleepy Head!!!


Good night folks. I will blog hop tomorrow for sure. I need to sleep early tonight because I have a very exhausting day. I went gardening and did some domestic chores. Thanks for the visit. Peace out!!!

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Who Do You Want to Impress?

You Want to Impress Strangers
You want strangers to think you're attractive. You want to be seen as gorgeous and sexy.

You want your friends and family members to think you're smart. You like been seen as insightful and wise.

You are at your most playful when you are around family and friends. You are more serious around people you don't know well.

You have no problem letting strangers see the real you. You are upfront about who you are.

You don't become close to many people. You only let people you've gotten to know very well in.

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Wordless Wednesday

This picture was originally taken by me. A gorgeous flower from our backyard. Have a good one folks!

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Sunday Getaway




As I mentioned the other day, we went to a birthday party last Sunday. Greg's co-worker invited us to attend his daughter's 4th birthday party. Akesha was having fun hitting the pinata, but unfortunately she was unable able to break it...hehehe...:)

The Nurse's Guide to Good Living

Are you a nurse, or thinking of becoming a nurse? You should checkout the Scrubs website because they contain some great information for nurses. Even if you aren't a nurse, you would enjoy visiting this site and reading “The Nurse's Guide to Good Living”. This site is very powerful and uplifting for any reader. They have great articles for every reader such as “My Path to Nursing”, “Male Nurse Myths” and “How Could I Have Lung Cancer”. They also have an interesting article about Farrah and her debacle. It talks about how many celebrities pass through Dr. Brady Pregerson's door and how the employees keep their mouth shut because they don't want what happened to Farrah to occur again. If you are a student nurse, you should read these articles to give you a deeper understanding of your career, and even if you are a seasoned nurse, you still want to keep your mind fresh with what is happening in the nursing field. You would definitely enjoy reading some of the nurses stories and the comments associated with them. One thing I learned from this site is the 8 sleep tips for evening nurses. I am not a nurse, but I could use sleep advice myself. They suggest eating the day's final meal as soon as possible on arrival home after your shift. You should start winding down as soon as possible, and you should go to bed one to two hours after you eat (3 a.m.). This is some great advice for people who work nights. So if you want to read some great articles from nurses, you need to visit this site.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Funny Table

How would you like to use this table? I don't think if I can dare to use this inside my home. Would you? hehhehe...:)

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