Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


New Year is a time for celebration of love, of life, of Friendship. It's the time to thank God for wonderful friends, and to bring to their lives as much magic as they bring to ours...So here's celebrating our friendship and praying that its magic continues forever. Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thanks A Lot Hon!

Hubby and I celebrated our 6th anniversary last Christmas Eve. Ayay! I thought we just got married a year ago..lol! Thanks a lot hon for being there all the time.
Thank you so much for loving me. For listening to my concerns and working to make our marriage better. For putting up with my moods when I’m dealing with issues. There will always be times when we’re not getting along. That is part of life and God’s plan, but we’ve made it through the stretch that can be the hardest, and now here we are. We made it! Thanks for putting up with your fickle-minded wife. I love you with all my heart!
Thanks for the card and for the lovely gift. I got him a Levi's wallet.

Cut the Chill Factor!

It is winter time and perfect time for you to make sure you are warm for all of those winter activities. That is why you should checkout the body warmers. Some people put on layers of clothes and still feel cold. That is why you should think about getting a foot warmer to keep you warm. These hand warmers and foot warmers are 100% natural and are composed of iron, water, salt and wood fiber. When you remove the warmer from the package, the air will activate it to product a warming, natural and safe heat that will last for hours. This is a great thing to have handy when traveling through rough weather, and can also be a great thing to have during an weather emergency. They can even have a special adhesive that can be attached easily to pain for your immediate relief. These warmers can last for over 10 hours. If you read about Skiing by Wiki, you will realize all of the great skiing events that people like to do, and they should all be using these great feet, body and toe warmers to keep themselves warm. So if you have been looking for a better way to get warm, you need to checkout these products today and see how they can help you.

Unwrapping Christmas Presents

How's your Christmas celebration everyone? I hope you had a wonderful one. It was our first Christmas celebration here in TX. It's quite different from where we used to celebrate the holidays in California. I miss the Dias tradition. Well it's time to face the fact that we are no longer living in California.
We opened our Christmas presents after brunch. Our plan was to open the presents at midnight but since we came home super late from our Anniversary dinner, we decided to do it on Christmas day.
picture picture before opening the presents.....
I got my ideapad! Thanks a bunch hon for this awesome gift!
One of Akesha's presents....:)
Hubby got a wireless keyboard for our TV....it's for his ongoing project!
The dino girl...some girls wants dolls or barbies for Christmas, but not for my little girl! She will pick animal toys over dolls. Trust me!

This is my entry for this week's Blue Monday.

Asbestos Survey

If you are trying to find better ways to take care of your home, you should consider having an asbestos survey conducted. This is where a trained asbestos surveyor will perform and inspection on your home looking to see if they can find any asbestos fibers. Asbestos can be very dangerous and that is why you have to make sure all of your roof sheets, plaster board, pipe lagging, floor tiles, roof tiles, toilet cisterns, bitumen adhesive and Artex are all clear of asbestos. All of these items have contained asbestos up until around 1990. This becomes even more important if your home was built before 1990. There are many organizations who can inspect your home, but the best way to do it is to find an ISO 17020 accredited asbestos surveying company to do it for you. The ISO 17020 is the international standard for inspection bodies and sometimes referred to as the UKAS accredited. The company will need to operate under the MDHS100 which is the UK asbestos surveying guidelines. In the UK, it is the law to have this inspection for a business, but it isn't the law for a home. However, homeowners should be aware that it would be a good idea for them to get it too. You should visit the asbestos website to find out about getting an asbestos survey so you can be sure your home is save from asbestos. You don't want to wait until it is to late to get your survey completed.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Dearest Friend!

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. Your friendship is a precious gift. Happy birthday dearest friend!
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!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

FIL 90th Birthday Celebration

Last Sunday was my FIL's 90th birthday. We had a grand celebration during his special day. I believed there are over 150 guests who came to his party. Some of them came from other states including us. It was great seeing some of the Dias clan once again.
Dad's awesome cake made by our pretty niece Clara. 
Everything is edible except the 90 candle. The cake's flavor are vanilla and chocolate.
Hope to see you on Easter dad!


I was going to wear my red sandal that I bought online, but one of the rhinestone fell off....nyahahah!
 I'm glad I brought a spare of shoes with me.
Some of the Dias Children....
Some of the grandkids....
And some of the in-laws.....

Baby Formula: Store Brand or Name Brand

This post brought to you by PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you are tired of paying extra money purchasing brand name formulas, you should checkout the website dedicated to store brand formula. This website will explain to you why store brand formulas are cheaper than named brand formulas. When you purchase a named brand, you end up paying more just because it is a named brand. The reality is that store brand formulas are the nutritional equivalent to name brand formulas. This website will allow you to read many stories such as the Similac recall issue. This formula was recalled because of the possibility of the presence of a small common beetle that was discovered in the product last month. They have many other important articles that you might want to read such as the Alabama School for the Hearing, Dairy may help prevent diabetes, and Mark Wahlberg's 'Fighter' workout took 4 years to build boxer body. All of these articles are educational such like the articles about store formulas vs brand formulas. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for many exciting articles, you should visit examiner.com and search through their many articles. They have many different categories such as entertainment, sport & recreation, family & home, lifestyle and health & beauty.

We're Home At Last!

It feels great to be home! We arrived home yesterday at 7pm to an absolute great weather here in Texas. It took us long to get home because we picked up Buddy from the Pet Resort. Actually we arrived at the airport around 4:45pm.
Our one week vacation is over. It was a short trip but it's all worth it. We had an amazing time in California. It's funny because I never miss California that much, and I lived there for 5 years. When I was there, I felt like I can't wait to go back to Texas. We're home at last!

Anyhow, thanks for dropping by guys! I'm looking forward to blog hop today. Will see you then. Happy Holidays!!!

Cheapest Mortgage Rates

If you have excellent and perfect credit, you might want to check out perfectscoremortgages.com when purchasing your next mortgage. They can help you get low rates and can help you with your refinancing. You can use their website to get a free quote. Today, they are offering a fixed rate at 4.83%. They can give you many types of loans such as a fixed vs. adjustable and interest only mortgages. Their website will also give you some information to know which loan is right for you. You can checkout their current rates for different types of mortgages. Their 15 year fixed is at 4.17%, their 5 year 1 ARM is at 3.77% and their 1 year ARM is at 3.35%. You can even get a jumbo mortgage which is a mortgage that exceeds the limits set by OFHEO. They can also help getting you a VA Loan, or a home with the first time home buyers program. They can even help getting you a house in a rural development area. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for great rates with a great mortgage company, you should visit perfectscoremortgages.com and see how they can help you.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Greg's Birthday Celebration

Yesterday was hubby's 44th birthday.Yep, now he's officially 44 years old...lol! It was our first time celebrating his birthday away from home. I'm saying it because we are temporarily living in a hotel. I usually bake a cake for him on his birthday.

  He thought Akesha and I will not get him anything, but he was wrong! We surprised him yesterday. Akesha and I managed to walk a half a mile just to get to the store. It was freezing cold while walking down the street, and people are looking at us! Maybe they thought we were homeless...lol! So for his birthday celebration, we went to eat at Sizzler. We had a great time!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Review & Giveaway for Cell Ranger Stix Signal Booster

This post brought to you by RepeaterStore.

Have you ever heard of cell phone signal booster before? A cell phone signal booster is an innovative cell phone accessory that works with your phone to improve signal strength and increase the range of your cell phone reception. With a better signal, you get better voice clarity and reduced static. A cell phone signal booster works especially well in remote areas, elevators, tunnels, and buildings where reception is often poor.

For most of us, it is simply a frustrating inconvenience when we lost our cellphone signal. I remember before when I used to call my family overseas, and I get frustrated because of the poor signal. I’m glad repeaterstore.com sent me a FREE device that will help boost my cell phone signal. The device is called Cell Ranger STIX Signal Booster. I tried and tested the device for 2 weeks, and I can tell that it improves the cell phone signal strength, it increases the range of the cell phone reception, and it improves voice clarity. I’m sure this item would make a perfect gift for any occasion.
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The Cell Ranger STIX is wireless, and so works with all cell phone and data card models – from the most basic handsets to the latest smartphones!. It is dual band, and so works with all US carriers except Nextel.”

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Golden State Welcomes Us Back!

Hello everyone! Guess where I am right now! I'm back in California! My family and I arrived yesterday afternoon. We are currently staying in a hotel near the Air Force Base. The main reason why we are here in California is to attend my FIL's 90th birthday this coming Sunday. We flew six days early so Greg can work a little bit of his time in the military. We will be home on Monday.
Here's my little miss, trying to read the safety information brochure.
It was a beautiful weather when we left yesterday from Texas....BUT
When we arrived at Sacramento, it was pouring rain!
I'm glad this hotel has a fast wi-fi internet access. I can blog!!!!!!!! Yipppeeeeeee...Hoping to catch up with y'all!

Holiday Gifts at Pier 1

This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you are looking for some great holiday gifts, you should checkout Pier 1. They have a huge selection for your entertaining pleasure. This site has great selections of dinnerware, drinkware, and stocking stuffers. This is also a great site to get ornaments, wreaths, and tabletop item which are great bargain items. My family would love the Animals Ornaments and the Glass Penguin Ornament for the holidays. They have many categories and different ways of organizing. I like to decorate outside so I wouldn't mind the Lighted Reindeer and Lighted Sleigh. I am hoping someone in my family will get me the Sleigh Doormat for the holidays. There are many items that I would want to purchase, but my must haves would be the Reindeer Easel and the Decorative Yard Ornaments. Those would be great for my holiday season. My number one item if I was hosting a party would be the Island Mocha Outdoor Wicker Barstool. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for great holiday gifts to help you through the holidays, you should checkout Pier 1 today and see how they can help. You can still spread the holiday cheer by liking Pier 1 Imports on Facebook. For every new fan they receive, they will donate a $1 to Toys for Tots so doing this will help charity. You can help the Toys for Tots by dropping off unwrapped toys or making a cash donation at the register as well.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hectic Schedule

I've been on and off from blogging lately. My schedule is even more hectic these days. I hope you guys understand. I truly appreciate all your visits and comments.
Last Tuesday I started cleaning our apartment, and then today I vacuumed and steamed the carpet. I was exhausted! I wish I live in the Philippines, I could afford to hire a few people to do the job for me, but this is America. So do what you gotta do!...lol! We want to make the whole space spotless so we can get our full down payment back. Alleluia! Now the whole place looks immaculate!
My darling daughter took a picture of me while steaming the carpet...thanks anak! She was bored the whole day, glad she brought her laptop. I'm happy because I don't need to come back and clean the apartment. My next mission will be UNPACKING!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our 2010 X'mas Tree

Our tree is up! Finally! I was afraid to not have a Christmas tree this year because we don't have a room for our tree in our apartment, but God is good! He helped us find a new place to live, a place we call HOME.
We are moving out tomorrow! And we are so excited about it. Right now, I am juggling between packing and blogging...lol! I hope to finish packing today because we have movers coming by tomorrow to pick up our stuff. I also need to finish my laundry....I need HELPPPPPP!
Here's the little miss! My smiley helper who works diligently on hanging the ornaments. Our tree is finally up at our new abode.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Signs and Symptoms of Menopause

When you start to get older, you need to be watching out for the signs of menopause. There is a great article online that can help you do that. Every woman will eventually go through menopause, and they should be able to recognize the signs of menopause. Menopause is when a woman stops developing eggs and her body stops producing estrogen. Some people call it the “final menstrual period” of a woman. The average age for this event in a woman's life is 51, but the normal range is between 45 and 55. There are a lot of signs to watch out for such as changes in menstrual cycle, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and/or pain with intercourse, insomnia, frequent urination, urinary track infection, decreased libido, vaginal atrophy, depression and mood swings. You also might have forgetfulness, skin and other tissue changes and many other symptoms. Some woman will get night sweats, thinning hair, faintness, and dizziness. This article has all the important information that you should know about Menopause. It even discusses the causes. So if you are approaching the age for Menopause and want to know more information about signs of menopause, you should check out this article online. It can give you a lot of the important information that you should know.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Turkey Run

Have you ever heard of turkey run before? I have absolutely no idea what turkey run is not until my BIL invited us to join and run with them. It is a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving Holiday and also for a good cause to stay healthy and have fun. The Turkey Run Loop is only about one mile, so it was not that bad.
The kids went first and then the adults....here's Akesha (the one in the middle), her cousin Breanna (wearing a black shirt) and the rest of the kids.
Akesha and I were left behind...she was wearing her boots that's why she can't run well, and she got some blisters a few hours after...I felt bad for her. I'm glad my SIL lend her shorts and sneakers...thanks Kell!
After the kids reached the finish line, they all went back and rescued Akesha. I thought that was so sweet! Akesha won the last place!...lol...it was a great experience!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Looking for A New Home?

Did you know that Builders Victoria can help you build a quality home in Victoria located in southern NSW? They have a wide choice of single and double story homes that you can choose from, or you can use the Dennis Family Homes to build you a home. Builders Victoria have made building a home very easy. You can also use their display finder to find a home located throughout Melbourne. They are one of Australia's most successful builders. They have offices in Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and much more. They have the knowledge to turn your dreams into reality. They have all kinds of land packages that you can choose from in many different areas. Builders Victoria have four key steps in building your new home. You can choose a design package, do the legal stuff, build your home, and take ownership. It is as easy as that. They have received many different awards for building homes such as the Best Display Home award and the Charlton and the Best Display Home. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for the best company to build your home in Australia, you will need to checkout the Dennis Family Homes today and see how they can help.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Post Thanksgiving Getaway

My BIL and his family lives in a nice and upscale neighborhood off Granburry, near the lake. I really like living there, away from the city, very private and peaceful. The thing is...we can't afford to live that kind of lifestyle. I am contented of what we have right now.
We supposed to leave and drive back to San Antonio the day after Thanksgiving, but my BIL insisted that we should stay an extra day. And so we did!
The weather was great during that day, so we went on a boat and then we went fishing. We did not caught any fish...we tried but no luck! weeeeeeee!
This is my entry for this week's Watery Wednesday.

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