Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New WordPress Themes

When you have a decent blog, it makes your visitors wanting to go back and visit your website more often. How appealing is your blog? If your are not satisfied with the theme of your layout, why not get a new one? Did you get any complement from you blog? If you would like to make your blog appealing and decent looking, why not change your blog template? People are wondering where to get a free wordpress themes template. Well, there are many websites out there that offer free templates. And one of the best places I would like to recommend is newwpthemes.net. You can choose from two columns to three columns. You can pick any new wordpress themes design you like for free. Their layout can be used for personal or for business. Check out the demo first and see which one you would like to download. You can also check out their premium wordpress themes. So what are you waiting for? Download your free theme layout now to get started.

Patriotic Friendship Bracelets

Fourth of July is coming up! Why help your kids celebrate the holiday by making some patriotic friendship bracelets?
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Simple lengths of intertwined string, lacing, or ribbon have cemented camaraderie between generations of best buds. Weave a little patriotism into the classic craft with red, white, and blue lacing (available at crafts stores) braided into bracelets to give and to wear. Experiment with different combination of strands and embellish with beads for added flair.

Hal The Hero

Big shout out to Tony Gonzales for the guest post
My buddy Hal is my hero! While he's not a hero in the way that a police officer or firefighter might be, he's a hero for saving my sanity. Let me explain.
The company that I was working for ended up downsizing because of the recession. Unfortunately, my job was one of several that ended up being lost due to the economy. While it was initially a shock to my system, it became obvious to me that I wasn't alone. All across the country, businesses were closing their pocketbooks and laying off significant portions of their workforce.
Call me vain or question my priorities all you want, but the thing I was most upset about when I lost my job was that seeing the Mets play at Citi Field wasn't going to happen that much. We finally had a new ballpark and I wasn't going to be able to enjoy it!
Like I mentioned before, my buddy Hal is a lifesaver! Little did I know that his family got satellite tv New York, so we could watch the Mets every day during the season! Not only that, but our "seats" would be much better than the ones we would barely be able to afford at Citi Field.
Thanks to Hal, my situation went from a negative to a positive in a hurry. Therefore, Hal is my hero!

Learning About Food on TV

Guest post from my buddy Leonard Koller.
One of the most popular networks on television is the food channel. Who would have thought many years ago that this could have grown to be such a big hit? I was looking at channel options for satellite vs cable tv in Nashville and satellite definitely had the most cooking channels. Satellite television has enable viewers such as me to enjoy many methods of food preparation, and culinary styles from around the world. Such shows as the Iron Chef delight fans with both simple and deluxe recipes using varied ingredients.
Although Americans delight in eating out, there is nothing like a great meal at home. Men love to grill outdoors, and find that the sizzle of a steak on the grills is the ultimate satisfaction. However, there are many tips, tricks, and recipes available on the food channel that makes this experience all the more gratifying. Some of the ways used to improve this activity include special marinades or seasonings to prepare the meat first. There are also additives to the coals that provide a unique flavor. Some of these include apple wood soaked in water, lending that smoky scent to a well done steak.
Television has passed on much of this information to the typical viewer who might not have known it otherwise. This makes watching the food channel so much more interesting. The chefs are great, but it is their knowledge that is being passed on that makes this a don't miss brand of TV.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Blue Monday: Trampoline

How's your weekend people? Our weekend was a busy one. We did a few errands. We went grocery shopping, bought a new fridge for our tenant, went to my SIL's house, and cleaned up our backyard. Yesterday was scorching hot! I can't believe it was 103F.
Photo was taken at my SIL's backyard. Akesha was having fun playing with her cousins. I call them the "4 A's" (Alex, Adam, Aaron & Akesha)

You Should Try the New Freschetta FlatBread

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Freschetta. All opinions are 100% mine.
Is Friday night pizza night at your place? Every Friday night is pizza night in our house. My family loves pizza while watching DVDs or sometimes end up playing cards or a board game. It's like our family bonding. My family and I have been doing this routine for quite some time now. One of our favorite pizza brands is Freschetta. Freschetta pizza is always on our list every time we go grocery shopping. We like Freschetta's Canadian bacon and Pineapple Naturally Rising Pizza. How about you? Have you ever tried any Freschetta pizza before?Freschetta FlatBread is available in four different flavors such as Zesty Italian, Roasted Garlic and Spinach, Pepperoni or 5-Cheese. This amazing flatbread comes with all-natural cheeses and a sauce made from real ripe tomatoes. This flat bread pizza is a perfect balance of big flavors all on a crispy crust for a unique taste that’s on the lighter side of pizza. I can’t wait to try the new Zesty Italian Flat Bread Pizza. This delicious fresh-tasting Freschetta pizza may be closer than you think. So why not find your favorite Freschetta pizza at a retailer near you or visit their website today and get a $1 off coupon. So what are you waiting for? You should always remember that no other pizza tastes like Freschetta because no other pizza is made like Freschetta

You're Invited!

It's my first time to host a giveaway contest! Wohooo! I am going to give away some FREE stuff from Vegas and after this contest there will be another 2 sets of giveaways. This is open to all bloggers worldwide. Eight (8) lucky winners will be chosen through random.org (I'll provide a video during the drawings).

The criteria is very easy. Here's all you need to do:
1. Subscribe to my Shopping blog
2. Follow my Shopping blog
3. Add my Shopping blog/X-links
4. Blog about the contest

Prizes + a surprise gift:
(1) Las Vegas T-shirt (size: L)
(1) Las Vegas Hat
(3) Las Vegas Key Holder
(2) Las Vegas Pen
(1) Las Vegas Nail Buffer


The contest will run until 11:59 pm US time on July 10, 2010.


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Best sites for managing your photos online

Guest post written by Katherine Houle.
With brand new social networking sites and blog-type sites popping up across the hughesnetInternet every day, it's becoming easier to manage your photos and videos anytime. And with the speed and interactivity of hughes internet in NC, you can post more pictures than ever before.
The most obvious choice and most widely used for making photo albums to share with family and friends is by using some form of social networking. Right now the most popular choice is Facebook. You are allowed hundreds of photos and can organize them in any number of albums. You can crop them and add in colorful captions. Another great feature is the ability to 'tag' any number of family or friends in the photo, which instantly adds the same photo to anyone 'tagged'. One person can share the same photo with anyone in it.
Another great way to manage and post photos online is by creating a blog. More and more families and groups are creating their own blogs. Either with a host site such as blogspot or by buying a new domain, which sounds daunting and expensive, but doesn't cost more than $10 a year, and it's possible to find domain names for even cheaper. Photos can be posted daily and organized chronologically or by subject and anyone can access old posts years back. Along with the photos, you can post comments or tell stories, which helps the audience really understand what is going on. Thanks to hughes satelliteinternet, I can organize and create great photo projects.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Camera Critters: Lionfish

Here's my entry for Camera Critters this weekend. Photo was taken at Shark Reef Aquarium @Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV.

Facts about Lionfish:
The lionfish (also known as the turkeyfish, tigerfish, dragonfish, scorpionfish, and butterfly cod) is a poisonous spiky fish found in the warmer waters of the western and central Pacific Ocean. The lionfish is a predatory fish hunting small fish, but it's venom is capable of being fatal to larger creatures.

The lionfish is a popular aquarium fish around the world, although the lionfish is better kept in tanks with lots of space and few other fish. The lionfish can live to around 16 years in the wild and lionfish often live longer if looked after well in captivity.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Funny T-Shirts

One of my college buddies is celebrating her 30th birthday next week. But I still don’t know what birthday present to give her. One thing I know for sure is she loves to collect funny t-shirts. I’m debating myself if I should get her a funny shirt or a purse. My husband suggested that a funny shirt is a great idea than a purse. Buying a purse is kind of expensive than buying a funny shirt.

So yesterday I started looking online to see if I can find great deals on funny shirts, and I found a great website that offers funny t-shirts, graphic tees, movie and TV inspired shirts, party and drinking t-shirts, and more! Whether you want to make a statement, like a Hot Tub Time Machine t-shirt or just want to make fun of others for no reason, bufftees.com got the cool t-shirts you've been looking for.

BuffTees.com shirts come in a variety of styles for men, women, and babies. There are dozens of colors to choose from, so you can pick the right style and color of t-shirt for you. You can also customize your own t-shirt where you can add funny designs. What are you waiting for?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Here's my entry for Skywatch Friday this week.
It's hard to take pictures when you're in the car....and it's frustrating coz I've been trying to take a whole picture of Luxor Hotel, but apparently I can't get the right angle.
Btw, I have some Las Vegas stuff and I am planning to give them away. I thought hosting a giveaway contest is a great idea! Would you care to join? lol....:) I will post it soon!

Virginia Homes For Sale

The global economic crisis affects many people around the world. Even though we are facing this kind of crisis, this is the perfect time for you to invest. If you are thinking of buying a house somewhere in Virginia, why not visit fawnlakevirginia.com. This website has numerous ways to achieve the exceptional lifestyle Fawn Lake has to offer. You can purchase a home site and build now or later. They offer beautifully designed homes or they will work with a plan that you have already chosen. You can also purchase a completed home. So if you are looking for new homes for sale Virginia, you should check out fawnlakevirginia.com for details. What are you waiting for?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Father's Day Celebration '10

Last Sunday was Father's day. Our celebration went mighty fine. We just stayed at home and went out for dinner.
Akesha handed her present to hubby and it was too cute when she said "Happy Father's Day Papaaaaaaa!

My card for hubby.....
We went to Red Lobster for dinner. It's my turn to treat my husband and daughter. We had a fantastic dinner. Thanks again hon for being a wonderful dad.
My order is at my Kitchen blog....lol!


Cadbury Wispa Duo

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

I think most people loves chocolate and for some chocolate is a comfort food. I like eating chocolate, but I have specifics. I prefer chocolate bars with stuff in it like caramel and nuts than a plain one. I have a friend who eats chocolate like every day and according to her she would be lost without her simple chocolate pleasures. I thought it was funny!
So what is your favorite chocolate brand? One of my favorite chocolate bars is Cadbury wispa. Have you ever heard of Cadbury wispa bars? They were a chocolate bar with air bubbles in it. The last time I had that chocolate was during my college days. I had it for a long time. My best friend’s mom works in the UK, and she sends her lots of Cadburys wispa bars. It was delicious! I was very excited when I found out that wispa bar is back! They were out a few years ago. And now they came up with a new wispa duo chocolate bar. It’s basically a bar of two halves. A distinct meeting of a left bar and a right bar. Did you get it? So if you would like to know about this new chocolate bar, you should watch the video below.

Automatic Hand Dryer

Have you ever seen this kind of hand dryer before? When we went to Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Vegas, my daughter and I went to the restroom, and I was amazed the first time I saw this automatic hand dryer. Do you know how much this gadget cost? It's worth $1,399.00 or more.
It's the fastest hand dryer – and it's hygienic, too, cleaning the air before blowing it onto hands.

The Best HD in Australia

How are you familiar with FOXTEL? Foxtel is an Australian pay television company. They both operates on cable and direct broadcast satellite television services. They recently launched an online download service which allows all cable and satellite customers to access Foxtel content via their computer. The service is free for customers, who can download programs from channels within their subscription package. There is currently one live streaming channel, ESPN, while the remainder of the service provides episodes of programs from 38 channels.

Good thing about this place is they have an ongoing sale where you’ll only pay half of a price from their starter package for 6 months. And it’s FREE installation. You can browse hundreds of FOXTEL movies and TV shows online, then download them to watch on your PC! How cool is that!

So what are you waiting for? You should get FOXTEL and download tv now before the sale ends. You should also subscribe and choose your viewing from TV shows, movies and kid's programming.

Yehey, I won!

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I would like to thank sis Rose of "Obstacles & Glories" for hosting a giveaway contest on her 2nd year of blogging. Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary once again sis. I'm ecstatic because I am the winner!!! Wohooo! I can't wait to receive my order from CSN Stores. Thanks sis Rose & CSN Stores for the awesome prize.

Easy Installation and Low Maintenance

My husband and I own a rental home. We have been doing some maintenance lately because our renter seems to complain on everything. One project that we are planning on doing this year is to replace the roofs. The house was built in the 60’s, and we’ve noticed last winter that the roof started to leak. My husband and I agreed that we need to replace or re-roof the house. I know it is a big expense, but what else can we do to keep our tenant happy. We might get some sheets from Ondura.com. I read about this website and I think they have a good quality and easy to install roofing sheet. They have been in successful use on roofs all over the world for over 40 years. They also offer tile roofing materials. So if you are looking for sheets and tiles that will bring you many advantages over conventional roofing materials, you should check out ondura.com. So what are you waiting for?

Let's Make a Beaded Drop

Making a beaded drop is simple. Just follow these 3 steps and you're good to go!

What You Need:
* Jewelry head pins
* Rounded pliers
* Cutting pliers
* Assorted beads


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1. Begin by stacking beads onto a jewelry head pin. Bend the wire at a right angle with rounded pliers.

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2. Wrap the wire around the nose of the pliers to make a complete circle.

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3. Wrap the wire tightly around the base of the circle. Cut off any excess wire with cutting pliers and tuck in the end.

Inexpensive Eyeglasses from Zenni

Are you tired of buying expensive eyeglasses? If you want to buy a very affordable yet high quality and stylish prescription glasses, you should check out zennioptical.com today. You can buy one as low as $8.00 that has a high quality stylish frame, anti scratch coating, full UV protection ,quality hard eyeglasses case, and full guarantee. How is it possible to get quality eyeglasses for a low cost? From their website you will find a huge selection of frames, with single vision lens, sun sensor (potochromic) lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens. You might also check the variable dimension frames from Zenni. It is a high quality frame, thin and light, it is anti scratch coating, has a full UV protection, has a quality hard eyeglass case, has a microfiber lens cleaning cloth, and the good thing is it is full guarantee. You want to know their secret why they have great eyeglasses for less? The secret to their low prices is that they sell only their own manufactured frames direct to the customer, with no middlemen and virtually no advertising budget. So, what are you waiting for? If you are looking for cheap yet great looking eyeglasses, you should not look any further.

Patriotic Theme

4th of July is coming up, so why not try a Patriotic theme and create a stunning hanging baskets that surely adds fun to your porch, patio or deck!
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Use lush, trailing plants like these to overflow a traditional hanging basket and eventually cover it with a skirt of eye-catching color. This basket grows best in full sun.

A. Calibrachoa 'Cabaret Purple' -- 2
B. Verbena 'Aztec Cherry Red' -- 1
C. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum 'Bells White') -- 2

Freedom of Using the Internet for Photography

Guest post from my buddy Christopher Martinson
If you are a photo buff and live in a rural area then you probably remember how hard it was to process and develop film and send pictures to family and friends. The digital revolution changed how pictures are taken and allowed anyone with a computer to have their own virtual darkroom to process prints.
Websites like Snapfish and Flickr make uploading photos a breeze. Not only can a person manage photos in individually labeled albums, but these online companies also offer enlargements and even gifts that are easily personalized with the photo of your choice. These companies can also send you a CD-ROM of your photos so you can manage them at home, too.
Managing photos on the Internet is a wonderful shift from the old days of film. The biggest problem I had with using these great online sites to manage my photos was the Internet connection. Dial up just didn't work fast enough. Once I finally switched to a wild blue broadband internet connection, my productivity and ability to upload and download my photos increased greatly.
I love the freedom of sharing and ordering photos with wildblue internet. The cheap prices, reliable service and ability to group photos in dozens of ways make cyberspace a great replacement for those dusty photo albums.

Decorate w/ Paper

How would you like to splash your decor with lively pattern by wrapping it in decorative paper?
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Create artwork to ooh and aah over by covering inexpensive 12-x-12-inch artist canvases with attractive paper patterns. Wrap the canvas like a present with a 1- to 2-inch overhang. Attach the paper to the front with double-stick tape, and secure the excess paper to the frame's back with electrical tape. Simple as that!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blogging Away From Home

How's your weekend everyone? Arggggghh, finally I get to blog again! And I am blogging away from home. My family and I are currently living in Las Vegas and we will be staying here for 2 weeks. Oh dear, I don't even know if I can take the 3-digit scorching weather. But it's great to be here once again!
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Anyway, we are here because hubby is taking his annual training tour in the Air Force. We suppose to stay at home, but we agreed to tag along with him....lol! It sounds like we're excess baggage or something....lol! Nope, we are not! Akesha and I took a different flight and the military did not shoulder for it. We will be exploring the strip this weekend.

For now, I gotta hit the hay. I am so dead tired from our flight. Will blog hop tomorrow for sure. Thanks for coming by guys!

Ken Block/DC Shoes/Ford Collab Gear

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

If you love skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, and rally racing, you are definitely familiar with Ken Block. In 2005, Ken Block began his national rallying career with the Vermont SportsCar team. His skill and car control became quickly apparent and he competently nabbed Rookie of the Year in the Rally America Championship. In addition to his performance in the car, Block has been a driving force in shedding light on the sport within the United States. His keen branding and marketing acumen not only elevated DC to their current eminent status, but has allowed Ken to achieve global fame as a national rally driver through his wildly successful viral video campaigns.
Ken has competed in many action sports events, and he is one of the co-founders and recently appointed chief brand officer of DC shoes. A worldwide leader in performance skateboarding shoes and a renowned action sports brand. Block believed that as with other athletes, skateboarders needed special shoes to compete at high levels. If you would like to get some Ken Block Gear, you should check out his new line at PacSun.com. I thought the Ken Block Drip Hoodie is a great gift especially for those into skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, and of course rally racing.

Wordless Wednesday

How would you like to drive this vehicle? It's classic, but I'll pass. Not my taste. Hubby thought it's cool!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Organic Stuff: Good for You , Good for the Earth

I am very pleased when Fuelmyblog invited me to take part and review some cool organic product testing campaign from Eden Home. I was able to receive a GC code to use towards my purchase.

What I like about Eden Home is they offer a wonderful line of products including organic baby clothes, organic baby gifts, organic baby blankets, organic crib bedding, wooden toys, organic toys, organic baby gift registry, gift ideas for baby shower, Plan Toys, Serena and Lily, & Kate Quinn Organics.

Here are the items I purchased from them. The good thing is it came with a durable shopping bag.
A Recycled Toys by Green Toys - BPA Free Plastic Toy Tea Set
(17 pieces). My daughter was delighted when she saw the tea set. She loves it. The BPA Free Plastic Toy Tea Set is made from eco-friendly materials.
OOTS BPA Free Products - BPA Free Containers. These BPA Free Containers from OOTS are made from BPA free and phthalate-free polypropylene plastic and are safety tested for lead. It's easy to clean, dishwasher safe, long-lasting, and can be used in a microwave.
Organic Kids Underwear by Under the Nile - Girls Shirts . This is perfect for summer. My daughter thought it's comfortable. This is made from 100% certified organic Egyptian cotton using dyes that are free of heavy metal and harmful chemicals.
So if you like organic materials, you should check out Eden Home. You can never go wrong with organic. It's good for you and for the Earth. There is even a Baby Gift Registry Contest going on through June 30, 2010 with a grand prize of over $2,000 in prizes. If you would like to keep up with news, information and deals from Eden Home, why not subscribe to their newsletter, like them on Facebook and follow then on Twitter.

Ruby Tuesday: Slot Machines Cha-ching!

Fun facts about slot machines in Vegas. Las Vegas has become the epicentre of gambling since its first casino was opened in 1931. Slot machines are an important part of the Vegas experience and offer some extremely lucrative rewards.
Do you know that there are an amazing number of slot machines in Las Vegas? There are 197,144 to be exact! Vegas slot machine jackpots can be anything up to several millions of dollars. Some slots offer cars as prize money and in one casino real diamonds are paid out! A total of $9 billion is spent each year on gaming in the city.

The first time (2007) I went to Vegas I lose $50 dollars on slot machines...I know..I know..what a waste! I learned my lesson though. From then on I stopped gambling....lol! I would rather go shopping....nyahahha!

Interested to Play Casino Online?

Are you familiar with online casino? How would you like to try playing casino online? Online casino is very convenient and easy to access. One of the best online casinos you can find on the web is casinoonline.org. From this website you will see the most detailed and the most useful information about casino online, and they have gathered some benefits for all the people who have taken an interest in internet gaming. This website accepts Neteller. You can find an online casino that accepts Neteller as a deposit method, or find an online casino that accepts Credit Cards, EcoCard, etc. You can also browse through their online casinos sorted by Deposit Methods. So what are you waiting for? You should visit their website today for details.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Blue Monday: Spidy Going Commando

Happy Blue Monday everyone! Here's my entry for Blue Monday this week. Spiderman and Batman solicit tourist for photo-ops in front of the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip. So in case you go to Vegas, don't take photos with them coz they'll ask for a tip...lol!
Do you think Spidy wears his undies?...lol! He does looks sexy though....nyahahha. The guy obviously looked at Spiderman's behind.

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

My kids have loved the show "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" for some time now. For the longest time, I was unable to figure out what the attracting features of this show actually were. After I actually sat down and watched a few episodes of this show on our satellite tv Florida with my kids, I started to get it. This show inspires children to have a humorous approach to tough situations in life and handle them with ease and fluidity. I am now a parent that is a huge fan of this show and highly recommend it to other families wanting a program with wholesome fun.
This program is truly wholesome, there is no other way to put it. In an era when many kids' shows can thrive on violence, "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" rarely features such violence. There are no exclusive clicks in the show, where kids are left out and shunned. Instead, the program promotes healthy familial relationships and embracing one's talents. My kids are now much closer with their siblings, much more than ever before.
Zack and Cody are twin brothers on the show, and they have inspired my own kids to pursue better relationships with one another. I am very grateful for this show and without hesitation recommend it.

Big thanks to Sam Bourdeux for the guest blog

Better Late than Never

We're home! Finally! It's feels great to be home. How's everyone doing? Sorry guys for not being so active on blogging lately, but don't worry I'm going to catch up soon. Before I hit the bed, I am going to greet my Dad and my husband a Happy Father's day. I also would like to greet all the Fathers out there!
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P.S Will blog hop tomorrow for sure. Thanks for coming by folks!

Shark Reef Aquarium in a Desert

My gosh, my internet connection is slower than a snail. I can't wait to go back to Cali. Anyho....It's been a long time since our last trip to the aquarium. Now that we're in Vegas we took the advantage on going to Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.
The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a public aquarium located at and owned by the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The price was pretty decent. Once you get in you are provided a headset if you want detailed info about each exhibit or simply walk around and take it in for yourself.
They have a few open tanks with large lizards, crocs, piranhas etc. Those were fun and interesting to see especially if you have kids. There are large tanks, ending with a huge area that is decorated as a dark interior of a ship.
You will come face-to-face with some of the earth’s most fascinating creatures in North America’s only predator-based aquarium and exhibit. See sharks of all kinds, along with sawfish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, moon jellies and the rare golden crocodiles. In all, there are over 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater.
More photos @ the Dias Spot blog.



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Charter is mobile Father's Day

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

If you are wondering what to get your Father on Father's Day, you should think about getting him an iPod Touch. Charter is having a special where they are giving away gift cards to Home Debot and other retailers and a 8GB iPod Touch. You don't have to purchase anything to enter this contest either. The gift cards are worth $300. Charter is giving away iPods to promote their new mobile app which can be used on iPods, iPhones and Blackberries. This app will allow you to have the world of Charter directly at your finger tips. You should Enter now to win an iPod Touch. You also can get updates, fun extras, and facebook only deals on Charter’s Facebook page. You also might want to get help with troubleshooting or get any customer service questions answered by befriending Charter on Facebook with the message, “Umatter To Charter”. You can get all kinds of great deals from Charter, and you can surf faster for less. Charter has all kinds of great bundles you should checkout. So if you are looking for great internet, you should checkout Charter. You also want to see if you can win the free iPod Touch or gift cards.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Mandalay Beach Pool

Oh boy, I can't wait to fly back to Cali tomorrow! Staying in Vegas for 2 weeks was excruciating. The heat is killing me! And not only that..... my internet connection as well...lol!
@Mandalay Beach Pool

Earn Money from AffinityClick

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

Are you a blogger and would like to Generate revenue from your blog? There are many ways to make money on blogging and one way is to use AffinityClick. AffinityClick is easily installed on blogs and will change the way bloggers earn money from blog posts. AffinityClick has a special algorithm that allows them to place products that are most relevant to the blog. This will allow bloggers to get better results and to earn more money. They have over 50 million products that are targeted to 5 countries with 10,000 respected merchants. You get paid monthly based on a pay-per-click model. The good news is that they pay over 65% of the total revenue and it requires zero maintenance by you. You also will get an increase in your online audience. You can get paid by paypal or a check. If you have questions, you can take a look at their feature tour and product tour. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking to make money with your blog, you should checkout AffinityClick. You should get paid for all the effort you put into your blog and this is one way to do it. You can start earning money today after you sign up.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: The Closest I can Get!

There are hundreds of smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty have been created worldwide, and one of them is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Take 1.....
Take 2.....
Take 3...my zoom lens can't take it anymore...lol!

Online Casinos

How would you like to play casino games online? USA online casino is very convenient and easy to access.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Spongebob Is Going Off the Air?

guest post by Pat Walsh
Has anyone heard this besides me? There is a post on Facebook that says that Spongebob is going off the air. I don't know whether this information is true or not but I do know that my children and my husband are going to be very disappointed. Who really would have thought that a silly yellow sponge would make people laugh so hard?
The first time I ever saw it I didn't even know what I was watching the kids turned on the TV and next thing you know we were all just sitting there together spending time watching Spongebob. While I do somewhat limit my children's television viewing Spongebob is too funny to pass up and usually if they find it on they know that I will come and watch it with them and my husband will too. Perhaps the humor is more geared towards adults then kids but they seem to get it okay and seem to laugh at even some of the references that I think are going over their heads.
The one episode where Spongebob learns how to drive is perhaps one of my favorites. It shows Spongebob and he keeps trying to learn how to drive and keeps failing his driving test until he eventually gets the driving instructor fired and then he learns to drive blindfolded. He can only drive the obstacle course with his blindfold on but with it off he can't do it. Check out this episode and let's all say our prayers that Spongebob continues for generations to come. Hopefully they will play them old ones on some channel on satellite TV, so now how much does satellite tv cost?

Finger-Paint Masterpiece

Father's day is coming up! How would you like your tot make an easy Father's day crafts for Father's.
Finger Painting
Let your tiny tots create a beautiful piece of artwork just for Dad. Buy a small canvas and some finger paint. Then, let the little ones paint away. Get a small stand to display the beautiful artwork or hang it on the wall.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Blue Monday: Blue M&M

Wanna catch up with the Blue M&M? Blue M&M is one of America's favorite spokescandies! Here's my entry for Blue Monday this week. Akesha and the Blue M&M at M&M'S WORLD LAS VEGAS. The store is located in the Showcase Mall at 3785 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada, next to the MGM Hotel & Casino.
Here's Blue M&M's personal profile.
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Camera Critters: Macaw/Parrot

Photos were taken during the Pacific Rim Asian Festival (05/24/10).
I don't know what kind of macaw/parrot bird this is...a scarlet macaw maybe...I'm not exactly sure. Do you know?
When hubby and I saw a macaw bird sitting a couple of rows from us, he immediately grabbed Akesha and went closer next to the bird. I overheard her saying "look at that beautiful bird papa!" I
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Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for coming by!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vegas Strip

Here are some photos I took during our long walk down the Las Vegas Strip. It's pretty hot out here. And I can't wait to go back home. I miss the California weather.

You can check out my Facebook account to see more photos. My internet connection is killing me. It's super slow!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Make Your Reception a Success!

Many of us are not made of money, but our wedding day and reception are very important part of our lives. Everybody wants to have the nicest reception right? If you are planning a wedding or have ever planned a wedding, you know that there are many different aspects that go into the organization of this event. The reception is very important because it allows your guests to socialize with each other and the bride and groom, so that they feel included in this special event.

If you looking for a great and unique wedding venue buxton, you should check out this charming Georgian Hotel at leewoodhotel.co.uk. This place has been a favorite wedding reception venue buxton for over 50 years. With a selection of function rooms, ample parking and a dedicated team of enthusiastic staff and management that will make your wedding a day to remember.

This is also a great place for civil partnership venue you can find across the UK. So what are you waiting for? You should visit their website or call them at +44 (0) 1298 23002 for more details.

Happy Birthday Sis Badingding!

I would like to great a very good friend of mine who is celebrating her special day today. Happy Birthday to you sis Rose!


If you guys have time, can you please help me greet my special friend on her special day! Thanks a lot....:)


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Cherries

We have a cherry tree in our side yard and we're expecting a harvest every year. But when this tree started to burst, little chipmunks will eat them all. I realized that squirrel chasers won't work. So I came up with this idea....
Only 9 cherries left? Not even enough to feed a family of 3....lol!
Akesha deserves to eat them all. Now I know what to do next year. I just need to buy a few packs of sandwich bag.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Avalon Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows and the Open-Air Balcony

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Blue & Yellow Monday!

Whoaaaaaa! The internet is killing me! I am frustrated right now, the connection is very very slllllooooowwwwww! Right now I am using Best Western's internet connection. Anyhow, here's my MYM and BM entry this week.
Complimentary snacks from Southwest Airlines (pretzels and nuts).
(ready for landing)
Our flight was not that long. It's only 1 hour and 25 minutes from Sacramento to Vegas.
Welcome to Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas Nevada.

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