Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Greetings from the Dias Family!
Happy Pictures, Images and Photos
I will be back after the weekend! Thanks for the visit everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

MARDEMARK 2010 Calendar

MARDEMARK (MARlou 27, DEmcy 26, MARK Jun 20) is the signature name of my parents business for almost 2 decades. Every year they order printed shirts and calendars for giveaways. This year I voluntarily made the design for the! You know it's recession! Am just trying to help them.
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The characters above are my parents grand kids (John Rey 7, Akesha Lourice 3 & John Carlo 5)....ain't they look cute? The boys are my big brother's kids. Akesha's only cousins (my side of the family). Glad my parents like it! They printed 1300 copies already. I can't wait to have one.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Celebration Part 1!

Finally! My laundry is! Anyhow as promised on my previous post, here are some photos we took during the holiday. Thanks for viewing!

Durable Footwear

Are you looking for some reliable and durable footwear? William Lennon & Co was established in 1899 and manufactures men’s industrial, agricultural and country footwear. They have all kinds of shoes that you might be interested in such as toe cap shoes, safety boots, safety shoes, work boots and much more.

If you are looking for any type of safety boot, you should check this website out. They have Chemical Resistant Footwear, Dewalt Boots and Composite Toe Boots that can help you protect your feet when working in hazardous areas. They have a whole selection of quality safety rigger boots from the inexpensive lightweight sole boots to the hardcore type sole. The boot that I like is the Ruff-Lander Safety Rigger Boot. They have a whole selection of country footwear that you might be interested in as well like the Farmers Boot, Gents Dealer Boot and the Shepherds Boot. If you are a Vegan, you might be interested in the Lightweight vegetarian and vegan safety footwear which utilizes the latest microfiber synthetic material. These shoes are extremely comfortable.

So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for the best place to get a whole variety of safety and work boots, you need to checkout William Lennon & Co Limited. They have been in this business along time and can help you get the safety shoes to fit your environment.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thanks in A Million!

How was your Christmas holiday folks? I am sure you had a fantastic celebration. Our Christmas celebration went great! How was yours? I will share photos later, but first I have to thank these people who sent us greeting cards and e-cards. Thanks guys! Your thoughts and wishes means a lot!

Madz of "The Pride of Hingotanan Bohol"
Grace of "My Family My World My Inspirations"
Rose of "Rose's Obstacles and Glories"
Shydub of "Simply Happy Life"
Cacai of "Cacai's Step and Journey"
TCecile of "Down Home with the Kenyons"
Clarissa of "Kizuna"
Lulu of "Bitz 'n Pieces of My Life"
Meryl of "Places, People, Events, Good Food, and My Life"

David of "Basic Bloganomics"
Katherine of "Mom's Place"
Rossel of "Topics on Earth"
Anygen of "A journey Towards Success"
Niko of "Niko's Blog"
TBeng of "Beng's Entertainment Spree"

And of all my blogger friends and readers...thanks guys for all your greetings!

P.S Will blog hop pretty soon....thanks for the visit!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Tsang!

Today is a very special day of Tsang Shy (Sheila/Shydub/Shei). Happy Birthday to you Tsang! It's such a lovely thing for me to have you Tsang as a friend. You are one of my online friends who understands me, on whom I can share everything. You see and know my faults and like me anyway, and you never seem to take offense at anything I say. Your friendship is a precious gift and I will always treasure you.

It's true I have never seen you
and we have never met,
Never shaken Hands or
even truly hugged and yet!

I know for sure you care for
me by the kindness that you give.
And our keyboards keep us
together doesn't matter where we live.

So I give you this gift to
put a smile on your face
and to let you know in my
heart you have a special place.

Happy Birthday Ma'am Shei! If you guys have time, please hop on her blogs and greet her on her special day. Thanks!
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Greetings from the DIAS Family:
Greg, Demcy, Akesha & Buddy!

Happy Anniversary To Us!

It was 24th of December 2004 when Greg and I got married. Whoaaaaa....that was 5 years ago! Wheeew! Alleluia!! I would like to thank God for the blessings of my family. It was only a few years ago that we thought we would not be able to have a child, but you have blessed us with Akesha and with a happy marriage. All too often, we forget to thank You, Dear Lord, for these treasures. You have protected us and guided us throughout our marriage and I am so grateful to You for Your grace and mercy.

(this is us now...fat and

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary honey! Thank you so much for being there always. You know how much I care for you and Akesha. I will always love you for the rest of my life.

I thought of sharing this e-card from hubby...he sent this from his work this morning. I cried buckets of tears. Thanks hon!

"I just wanted to say how much I love you honey. We have made it 5 years and are still going strong. We have had our ups and downs, but that is what happens in every marriage. I love you so much and I am sure that we will have another successful 5 years.

Happy anniversary Honey....


Greg (Your Hubby)"

60 inch Television

When was the last time you bought your television? How about getting yourself a new 60 inch television? Do you know that there is only a single model of 60 Televisions that is currently on sale in the UK?This product is made by LG, and it is called the LG 60PS7000. The LG brands is a high quality producer of Televisions so you can feel safe that you are buying a high quality product. So if you are looking for a new 60 inch television, you should not look any further because is ready to help your needs. So what are you waiting for?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Sistah Umma!

I would like to greet one my dearest friends here in blogosphere who is celebrating her special day today. Happy Birthday to you sistah Umma (Nancy). May you have many more birthdays to come. Thanks for being one of my online friends. Here's my birthday thoughts.

On your birthday,
I wish for you the fulfillment
of all your fondest dreams.
I hope that for every candle
on your cake
you get a wonderful surprise.
I wish for you that
whatever you want most in life,
it comes to you,
just the way you imagined it,
or better.
I hope you get as much pleasure
from our friendship as I do.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Akesha's First Dental Appointment

Oh boy what a busy day! We got up super early this morning for Akesha's first dental appointment. After the dental appointment, I did a few errands and rake the leaves in our side yard. When we were at the dentist office Akesha was doing pretty good.
These are two different sizes of disposable fluoride trays to apply a fluoride treatment. The fluoride trays are inserted into Akesha's mouth. The fluoride should remain in the mouth for at least 60 seconds. A saliva ejector helps to suck up the excess fluoride foam.

A common question new parents have is "When should my child first see a dentist?" Not as early as they should, according to one study. A child's first visit to the dentist typically happens at about age 3 -- two years later than is recommended, reports the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Experts say that getting an early start on dental care can be the most effective way to make sure a child's teeth have a healthy start.

Experts in Personal Injury Claims

Are you tired of fighting speeding fines? Did you know that you could get help to fight those speeding fines? Cheshire’s friendly legal team can give you free telephone advice with a low fixed fee if they take your case. They specialize in motor offenses which include speeding fines and have an excellent success rate. They are friendly, personal and can represent their clients throughout England and Wales.

It can be difficult getting off speeding fines so that is why you should get help from the professionals. With other law firms you might have spent a lot of time talking to a receptionist, but with Claimant Law, you can get the service you deserve. You will have an initial discussion which is free of charge. This way you can decide if you want them to take your case. They try hard to get you to avoid any court appearance.

Claimant Law can help you with accident injury claim as well. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, motorbike accident, or a injury at work, you should contact Claimant Law. They have lawyers who specialize in personal injury claim cases. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking to get help with a traffic violation or a personal injury, you should contact Claimant Law today.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday: A Day at the Mall

Oh dear, weekend (blogging day-off) is over! How was your weekend people? Ours went mighty great! We had a pretty busy weekend (went to a birthday party, car shop and went shopping). How about you guys? How's your weekend went?

My Mellow Yellow Monday entry this week is hubby's T-shirt. Photo courtesy of my Blackberry phone.
Having a good time at the mall....:)
"Vesace Sax Quarter" performing at the mall.
And this is the scenario when you go shopping with a 3 year old....gosh!

We also went to the drugstore to get multivitamins for Akesha. While I was looking around, I remember my brother told me that he wants an acne treatment medication to get rid of his acne problem. I asked the cashier what is the most usual acne treatments used? She said the most generally used acne medication is Benzoyl peroxide. So if you are looking for acne over the counter medication, use Benzoyl peroxide.

Happy Birthday Dear!

Today (Philippine time) is the special day of Chie! Happy Birthday sis!
I wish you all the best in life, good health and....of course a BABY! rush!

In this world, where everything seems uncertain, only one thing is definite. You'll always be my friend, beyond words, beyond time and beyond distance. Even though we have never met, I feel I know you. Thanks for the friendship. Happy Birthday once again.

Can I ask you guys a favor to please hop on her blogs and greet her on her special day. Thanks!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wordless Friday!!!

Just chill'n out with hubby and Akesha. I don't read, obviously t'was hubby who is holding the book! Photo was taken in our backyard.
Have a great weekend guys! Thanks for visiting!

Achieve Your Dreams

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Gimmepleez. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you saving for a vacation or for your child’s college education? You might want to become member of Gimmepleez which is dedicated to helping people raise money for their dreams. This is a fun website which allows people to donate to your important cause. You can become a member for free and create a profile that includes your picture and what you are dreaming about. You will link your savings account to your profile and begin saving. You can invite friends and family members to donate while you watch your dreams become reality. Instead of getting presents for Christmas that you might not want, people can give your money to be applied against your dream. This site isn’t just for gift-giving holidays, but is also a community of people that can help you save for the things that you are dreaming of, and it doesn’t matter if it is big or small. You might also want to checkout the Gimmepleez giveaways. They have a ton of prizes that you could win such as 2 general admission tickets to Bonnaroo 2010, Apple iPod, and a Beach Cruiser. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking to save for an important event in your life, you need to become a member of Gimmepleez.
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Magical Outdoor Christmas Lights
How would you like to turn your paper bags into dramatic luminarias? Luminaria came from Mexico and can now be frequently seen at homes throughout the Southwest. They are displayed during the Christmas season along walkways leading from the street or driveway to a home's front door, welcoming guests to the house.

Here's what you need to do

-Measure the distance from the front door to the driveway or sidewalk. You will want luminaria on both sides of the walkway, 2 to 3 feet apart.

-Gather enough white paper bags to make all the luminaria. Fill the bottom 2 inches of each bag with sand so they won't blow over in the wind and place them along the walkway.

-Place a tea light into each bag, pressing it securely in the sand.

-Light each tea light using a long-handled lighter that will allow you to reach the tea light before you pull the trigger and create the flame.

-Allow the tea lights to burn out on their own. Remove them and place fresh tea lights in the bag the next night.

New Year's Eve in LA Hotels

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Are you looking for a place to stay while bringing in the New Year? You should visit Los Angeles which is one of the best places to be for New Years. There are so many great hotels that you could stay at which would be a home away from home. There are many specials that you can enjoy in Los Angeles like the LA new year's eve hotel specials. If you stay at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, you can choose from two exciting dining options on New Year's Eve. You can enjoy a four-course meal which is featured at the hotel's Rendezvous Court. You can also go to Sai Sai where you can enjoy a huge tapas buffet which will consist of fresh Asian seafood, robata and sushi. If you decide to stay at one of the los angeles hotels, you might want to checkout one of the Los Angeles Boutique hotels which have outdoor gardens and heated pools. The hotels in los angeles can give you the luxury that you are looking for. There are even pet friendly hotels that you could stay at. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for the best place to enjoy the New Year, you should consider visiting Los Angeles.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Bird Cloud

Have you ever heard or have you ever seen a "bird cloud" before? You'll find out what I'm talking about when you watch the video.

It was 3 days ago when hubby and I saw the news of a massive bird cloud. An expert estimated it was a flock of up to 500,000 European Starling birds gathered in eastern Sacramento County. Few minutes away from where we live(maybe). The amazing flock of European starlings was captured on video by News10's Will Frampton along Highway 16 and Watt Avenue. I thought it is beautiful sight, its like a pure art form they do. Pretty amazing!
European Starling bird

Great Gravy Gift Pack

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Club House. All opinions are 100% mine.
Did you know that your gravy is one of the most important dishes for your holiday meal? You can win a Club House Gravy Gift Pack by visiting the newsletter sign-up and contest entry page and enter their contest. This gift pack will give you a variety of Club House Gravy products and spices. You will also get an apron and a gravy boat. This is a great opportunity to make the best gravy this holiday season. If you want some cool tips on making gravy, you should watch this interesting gravy tips video. They have other videos that can help you with seafood, preserving, marinating your BBQ and others. The Club House is dedicated to helping you make the best holiday meal you can. My favorite part of the holidays is that homemade gravy which is spread over my turkey. Are you interested in making a great holiday meal? You should visit the Club House’s website and watch some of these videos. I am sure they will be able to help you improve on some of those holiday dishes. You can watch the videos, and get some great information from all of their recipe ideas. They also have some great product information to purchase that you should checkout.
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2010 WBE Blog of Fame Finalist

I am pleased to announce that I am one of the finalists for the 2010 WBE Blog of Fame. I would like to ask your help to please vote for me. To cast your vote, just click Here or click the button above. Your vote is highly appreciated!

Special thanks to Mr. DavidF for selecting me as one of the finalists and for hosting the 2010 WBE Blog of Fame .

Holiday Deals at

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Christmas is right around the corner! Can you believe that Christmas is only 8 days away? Are you done wrapping your presents yet? You might want to checkout the Dirt Devil Holiday Gift Guide. This guide can help you with holiday purchasing. You can get great holiday deals and offers such as gifts for her, gifts for him, and family favorites. The Dirt Devil Holiday Gift Guide can give you great shipping shortcuts and give you over 300 ways to save with online shopping. For instance, it talks about how to find Promo Codes to help you save from shopping. Most e-commerce sites have a spot for customers to enter their Promo Codes. It also discusses how to save with free shipping and rebates. There are also many ways to save with the Deal-A-Day sites. They usually have an unbelievable deal each day where you could save a ton of money. There are also great ways to save with the auction sites such as Overstock and Ebay. You also can try the one-of-a-kind websites that offer products not normally sold in a store. If you are looking for the best place to get great shopping ideas to save money this Christmas, you need to checkout the Dirt Devil Holiday Gift Guide today. So what are you waiting for?
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wish Me Luck!

Tonight is the wish me luck!

Computers and Computer Accesories

Are you looking for the best place to get the computer information so you could make a good decision when purchasing a computer or accessories? Shopwiki is the one stop place for all of your home and office computer needs. They can help you purchase Inkjet Printers, Photo Printers, Multifunction Printers and even Laser Printers. They also can help you purchase Computer Monitors, Computers, Software and other computer accessories.

When purchasing a computer monitor, you should think about your deskspace such as is it deep enough and the size of your screen. You will also need to be thinking about the cost. You can get a quality monitor from $200 to $500 dollars, but you could also end up spending $1000. There are many other things you should consider when purchasing other equipment. For instance, if you are going to purchase a mouse, you should decide if you want it to be mobile, and how comfortable you want it. It is also becoming increasingly more important to get a mouse that is ergonomically correct. If you are planning on purchasing speakers, you should checkout the Shopwiki Computer Speakers Buying Guide as well. This page gives you some important information when purchasing your computer speakers.

So before purchasing a desktop computer or computer accessories, you should visit Shopwiki and see how they can help you. They have a lot of great information and can help you pick the store to help you get the best deal.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Our Simple Celebration

Sorry guys for being inactive lately. I'm just super busy studying and very anxious on my final tomorrow! I will get back and will blog hop after the final is over.

Anyhow, yesterday was hubby's 43rd birthday! Way to go mylabidabs! We had a simple celebration yesterday. Akesha and I woke up early in the morning to get the cake and the present which I hid them in the kitchen..we woke hubby up and we sang "Happy Birthday". I am glad hubby love the cake. I don't have time to go to the store, so I ended up using the cake mix I had in the cabinet for so!

Then we went out to eat at a Thai resto for dinner. Oh shoot! I forgot to bring my camera last night...:) thank goodness I have my phone with me. The ambiance is great and the food was ok. I definitely will not go back there!

Get a Good Night Sleep

Attaining a good nights sleep is very important. If your bed partner snores, you have choices: suffer with it, change your sleeping arrangements, try to make the snorer stop or use ear plugs yourself. If you have never tried the many different kinds of ear plugs available, I suggest you start with Pro-Fit Earplugs, which is hypo-allergenic and non- toxic.
Here are some benefits when you use Pro-Fit Earplugs:
• Perfect for sleep, study, work and loud events
• Custom molds to the contour of individual ears.
• Forms in minutes for a personalized comfortable fit.
• Hypo-allergenic & non-toxic.
• Reusable for 6 months.

I am so glad I got to review and keep this product. This product definitely helps me sleep through the night. I surely would recommend Acu-Life Pro-Fit Earplugs to friends and family. If you would like to get this product or would like to check other Acu- Life products, you should visit today. So what are you waiting for?

To the Man I LOVE....Happy Birthday!

Today is hubby's special day! Happy birthday Hon! I wish you good health and more years to come. I should have posted this earlier, but I was too busy studying on my upcoming final. Thanks a lot hon for everything. I don't have any flowering words to say...all I know is... I LOVE YOU and I always will. Happy Birthday!
You’re the best a wife could ask for
With all the love you bring
And you know it’s returned to you
Because love's a two way thing
So may happiness be with you always
And may all your dreams come true
Because you’re a Husband in a million
And I think the world of you
I love You Hon!

Jacuzzi Bathroom Accessories

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This website has all the items that you will need to make your bathroom spectacular. You should checkout their Jacuzzi tubs where you could get up to a 40% discount. They have a wide range of baths and Jacuzzi whirlpools, and they can be delivered directly to your door. Many of the options even have free delivery. You might want one of the freestanding baths which have a 30% discount as well.

Before you decide to remodel your bathroom, you should visit the Jacuzzi bathrooms uk which is the one stop place to get all of your bathroom accessories. This website has lighting and fans, bathroom furniture, radiators and much more. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking to improve your bathroom, you should checkout Jacuzzi today.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Experience a Branson-style Family Vacation!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.

Christmas day is just around the corner. Are you done wrapping all the presents yet? The most important thing to do this holiday is to spend time with your family. How would you like to spend your holiday vacation in Branson with your family? Branson Missouri is a great place to visit because they have so many great attractions. They have great Amusement Parks such as White Water, Celebration City and Silver Dollar City. The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel are offering an exclusive packages like It’s a Wonderful Life, starting at $329 per night and running thru Dec 23, you will experience the ultimate holiday getaway for shopping, relaxation and entertainment. Your family will love the exclusive Polar Express Package starting at $289 for a family of four, which includes deluxe accommodations, first-class excursion on the Polar Express with dining car seating, hot cocoa and cookies along with a souvenir ceramic mug. They also offer a Santa’s Coming to Town Package, starting at $189 per night. This package is great for little ones and they will get enjoy the Story Time with Mrs. Claus in the lobby of the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel, and Santa himself will deliver presents, cookies and milk to guest’s rooms. So what are you waiting for? You should visit them today for details.
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Jingle Bell Display

How do you display your holiday cards? Why not try this idea?

Big bells can be used for more than their good looks and sweet sound. Tip them over to create the perfect perch for your holiday cards. To make this project, just click here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

D' Dias Gingerbread House

My day(weekend) off is over!! How was your weekend guys? Our weekend went mighty fine! We actually had a pretty busy weekend.

Last Saturday we finally built the gingerbread house. It was a bit messy, but we had so much fun building it. It was our first time building a gingerbread house as a family. I thought making a gingerbread house is a great family tradition to start for the holiday season. It is a great bonding experience to assemble the house, and decorate it.

Search Engines and Online Directories

Are you looking to do some online advertising or are you having trouble bringing in new customers from your online advertising? You should read the Universal BusinessListing articles. Many businesses are confused about online advertising and search engine marketing. It is important to make sure you business is accurately listed for online and mobile searches.

To improve your online advertising, provides an online interface where you can post enhanced business profiles and for only $30 a year, your information will get distributed to all the major search engines, online yellow pages, 411 Directory Assistance, mapping and Mobile/GPS navigation devices. There are many articles that you can read at the Universal Business Listing that can help you improve your online advertising and search engine marketing. They discuss UBL which is one of the 10 fundamentals of local SEO. They also have an article about Aggregate Markets and which together are bringing Hyperlocal commerce to the SMB Market. has also joined the testimonial system where clients can view testimonials about the UBL service and add their own.

So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for the best place to go to improve your online advertising and search engine marketing, you need to start reading these articles at UniversalBusinessListing today.

MYM: Golden Koi

Mellow Yellow Monday once again! My entry for this week is the photo above. Akesha was fascinated seeing these koi fish at the zoo. For more entries or would like to join us, just click the button above.

Look Who's Sitting on Santa's Lap!
Santa Claus is coming to town and well, he's already at the mall!! When Akesha was young she hated Santa. She has no desire to sit on Santa's lap or even glance at him. However, this year we finally got to convinced her to take a picture with Santa. She was very anxious while waiting for her turn, and I saw how nervous she! I am glad she brought "Sophie" with her. She agreed that she will only sit on Santa's lap if Sophie can come with! BTW, Sophie is her favorite stuffed animal.

Photo was taken a couple of weeks ago. I was not allowed to take a picture using my camera. Since it was Akesha's first time and we wanted the photo badly, we paid $20.00....weeeeeeee!

When I was at the mall, I saw some gorgeous Sterling Silver Anklets and I thought of getting one next weekend.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Garland
Decorate your mantel or stairway railing with pretty garland looks for the holidays. Not just for wreaths, these beautiful green leaves and aromatic citrus fruits create a tantalizing combination.

Race for Real Time Search

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of LeapFish Inc. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you looking to get more out of your Search Engine? When you use leapfish or Google, you can discover breaking news the moment it happens. It doesn't matter if it is popular news of the day, you can still discover the news using these real time search engines. You can get quick access to your Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and from using these real time Search Engines as well. You can also get quick access to Twitter. These new features will be rolling out in the next few days and will be available globally from some of the real time search engines. LeapFish displays the top news stories directly on their home page along with quick access to many of your favorite sites. Both Leapfish and Google will give you real time searching and will make your life a lot easier when you are trying to find the information you are looking for. LeapFish and Google are both using the social media to promote their Real-time searching so you should check them out. These new features will allow users to see live updates from people on sites such as Facebook and Twitter along with headlines from news and Blog posts published only seconds before. This will greatly benefit people who are trying to keep current on all the latest information. So you should checkout these real time searches and see how they will benefit you.
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