Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thanks Cole Family

I received a parcel a week ago. I was surprised because I knew I did not order anything online. The box was filled will Filipino goodies! Ayay! Thanks to Mel Cole of the "Jolly Toes" for sending the package. You surprised me yotch!
Mel and her loving family lives in Warren, PA. She is a simple mom and a very down to earth person. She is blessed with so many talents and abilities, but her first blessing is her family and the love they share. 
Thanks for sharing your blessings yotch! It's not even Christmas! Babawi nalang ako sayo next time.

The Wire is the best show

Guest post from: Constance Rodgers

When I got my mobile internet from last year, the first thing I wanted to do was watch episodes of my favorite show, The Wire, through Netflix online. The Wire was on HBO and though it ended in 2008, it’s probably one of the better TV series that’s ever been made.
I’m only two season in so far, but the series basically revolves around the seedy underbelly of Baltimore, Maryland. One side of the story focuses on the cops and the other on the criminals, which makes for a really interesting dichotomy. There’s one character on the show, Omar, who’s just fascinating as he’s the ringleader of one of the big gang fronts. I also like one of the police officers, McNulty, because he’s really human and shows how difficult it is to be on the right side of the law. I can’t wait to get a few more seasons in because each episode just keeps getting better and better! I’m so glad someone recommended the show to me and

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products

This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
I was given the chance to try out Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products. I chose to try the Vaporizing Chest Rub. Vaporizing Chest Rub temporarily relieve nasal congestion, chest congestion and cough, it also relieves minor aches and pains. I remember growing up using vapor rub. I use it to put it on my throat and sometimes I would put it under my nose, and on the chest. Both my parents and grandparents taught me how to use it. Now that I have my family of my own, I always make sure to stock a few vapor rub in my medicine cabinet. Yesterday, I applied the new vaporizing chest rub on my daughter because she was coughing a little bit. After she took a nap, she told me that she was feeling a lot better. Aside from cough, I also use vapor rub for stomachache, headache, and other types of pain. Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products are a great value, allowing families and individuals to save money without sacrificing quality or trust. With the rising cost of health care, saving money on over-the-counter medications can really benefit a family’s budget. Walgreens Brand Medicated Vaporizing Chest Rub is recommended by Walgreens pharmacists, who have been a trusted community resource for over 100 years. Every purchase of Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products allows Walgreens to contribute to the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™ up to $3 million annually. This fund provides free preventive health tests and health and wellness services and education to local communities. So for more Walgreens products, you should check out their website today for details.Advertisement

Spring Time

This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love spring and summer. I hate being cold, so winter is my least favorite season. I really like spring and summer because it's nice and warm and the days are really long. I can BBQ, work on my garden and have a great time on our deck patio. Have you been to Pier 1?  Pier 1 has quality outdoor furniture that has just arrived that would look great on your outdoor patio or living space. They have many great deals such as the Citron Outdoor Accent Pillow for only $20. They also have a  great selection of Papasan chair which would look great on a deck. They great thing is that they have many items that look great outdoor and indoor use which make it versatile and always in style. All you have to do is add a rug or wall decor to your patio that can create the WOW factor in no time and also for the best price. They have rugs, seating, and other great decorations that would look good anywhere in your home. It is important for you to start getting ready for the spring since it has already arrived. That is why you should visit the Pier 1 website and follow them at Pier 1 Tweetups today. So what are you waiting for?  If you are looking for great decorations inside or outside your house, you need to visit the Pier 1 website.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Get the Loan You Deserve!

One great benefit of being in the military is getting the VA Home Loan. At the website, you can get all kinds of great information concerning your home loan. They can help direct you to the Veterans Information Portal to get your VA certificate of eligibility. You can also get all the information about your VA Home Loan Eligibility & Requirements. It is good to get all this information before you apply for a VA Loan. You might want to checkout their streamline refinance process which can help you refinance your current VA Home Loan quickly and easily. You can easily use their website to refinance in your state because they have a lot of refinance information according to the state you live in. So if you are looking for a VA Loan or want to refinance, you need to checkout the website and see how they can help.

Bahamas Baby!

You should visit Christie's International Real Estate website for the best places to buy a home in the Bahamas. Purchasing real estate in the Bahamas is a great investment. The majority of people that I know would love to visit and live in the Bahamas. They can help you with a luxury home, vacation home, beach front properties and much more. You can use Christie's website to find new listings of Bahamas rentals. You might want to set up a buyer profile on her website so you can keep an eye out for great properties in the Bahamas. Living in the Bahamas will give you the luxury feeling that you deserve. They have Ocean Club estates, West Nassau/New Providence, Central Eleuthera, and the Cays Abaco currently for sale. So if you are looking to live in luxury, you should visit Christie's International Real Estate company today and see how she can help you.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday Getaway

How are you guys all doing? I hope all is well!
Easter celebration here in the US is totally different from the Philippines. I'll tell you, it's not about the "Bunny" and the "Candy" for sure! I miss the way how Filipino celebrates the holy week. 
Anyhow, last Saturday we went to the mall to participate the biggest easter egg hunting in San Antonio. There are over 5,000 eggs hidden around the mall. We got there on time, but all eggs were gone...weeeeee! Some nice folks handed Akesha some eggs and candy. 
Akesha's first picture with Mr.Bunny. Hey, it's FREE!
The mall was too crowded. Line here, there, and everywhere. Aside from sitting on bunny's lap, they also offer FREE balloons, face painting, and live music.
After the whole event, we ate lunch and went to Burlington Factory. We also went to see a 3D movie called "RIO". It was a wonderful Saturday!

Review: Organic Dried Fruit Snacks

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. What special thing would you like to do for Earth day? Some active organizations in our city are planting trees at the parks, lakes, and side streets. Too bad I was not able to join the activity, but I’m hoping to participate next year.

One way to celebrate Earth Day is to have some nutritious and tasty treats like Peeled Snacks. Peeled Snacks are organic, gluten free with NO sugar or oil added and they are great source of vitamins, minerals, and fibers. My family and I just recently tried them! It was so gooooood! The best dried fruit I've ever had.

Peeled snacks also gives back by donating 10% of sales on The American Farms Sampler to the American Farmland Trust. In honor of our Earth Day Extravaganza Peeled Snacks is offering up an amazing coupon for my readers. Just use this coupon “ecosnacks”. Celebrate Earth Day with Peeled Snacks and get 15% off, you should check their website for details. This tasty treats are available at Whole Foods Market and a few other retailers, including Starbucks throughout the US and Canada.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Thanks Worthington Family & Cottrill Family

Akesha had a blast on her 5th birthday. We did not take her to places that day because hubby has to work. We just had a simple celebration at home. Just the three of us. It's totally opposite from where I came from. I know it's temporary. But am pretty sure, she'll celebrate her birthday with friends/classmates next year.
The most anticipated part on that day was opening the presents. Hubby and I had fun watching her excitement. Thanks to Akesha's sponsors.
 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Worthington Family & Cottrill Family for the lovely presents. Thanks a lot guys!

Basketball and Me

Authored by Greg Fletcher

Many people protest exercise. When my doctor first told me that I would have to start exercising on a regular basis, I wanted to protest right away, and say, "Hey, that's not fair!" However, I've worked exercising into my daily schedule. I'm so glad I did. Knowing that I can come to a group exercise class with a friendly and uplifting environment is great for me.
My group exercise class focuses on basketball. I'm one of the only two women in the class, but I still manage to shoot the hoops with the guys. I really love basketball now, and I wish there had been a sports team for basketball at my college for women so that I could have tried out.
Basketball is great. It's well worth waking up an extra hour earlier every morning for it too. I wake up, get dressed, turn on my home security alert system from, and go to my group exercise basketball class. Then I continue on with my day - with more energy then before.
I've had more energy because I've started working out, and I feel great. Basketball has helped me change my life!

Bright Beginnings

This post brought to you by PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.
Having a new baby can be very expensive and many new parents find the price of diapers a huge expense. The price of diapers can be a huge expense and makes keeping a budget hard. Why not buy on to get great deals on diapers? Bright Beginnings is now being sold on and many other great products. They have some great deals like 20% off diapers for three months or the 10% off everything else by inputting in their special codes. They have eco-friendly diapers, green baby clothing, organic baby mattresses and much more. They even have some cute kid furniture. They will give you a free 2-day shipping on orders over $49 which saves you even more money. You should also checkout Bright Beginnings on Facebook. They have feeding & nursing products, bath & skin care products and even toys & books. They also have many clothing items for maternity, nursing and postpartum recovery. They have many items on clearance that you will want to checkout such as bedding, shoes, birthday items, and baby room items. They even are having savings on strollers. The great thing is that they offer many gifts with a 365 day return policy. So if you are looking for great prices on baby products and diapers, you need to visit and see how they can help. You can create an account to make it easy to order your items as well.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Suplado Tips Book Promotion

Stanley Chi, already popular for his quick wit and dry humor, brings candor to a new level through the contemporary Suplado Tips. Chi started showing his knack for comedy when he created the comic strip Chopsticks for Manila Bulletin eight years ago, still being published every Sunday. He went on to become a standup comic and a TV host for the comedy show Front Act.
The book, just like any monumental discovery, started as a completely random and impromptu post on Facebook. “That online post turned out to be my very first suplado tip,” Chi said. “I toyed with the idea that being cocky can be a means of getting what you want – or at least a way to delude yourself that you already have everything in the first place.” Soon after he shared several of his suplado tips on Facebook, they spread like wildfire.
 “Reading a suplado tip is like acting out a fantasy. The book gives you many scenarios where being standoffish gives you the upper hand, something which otherwise would not happen in real life,” Chi added.
Having been released nationwide in National Bookstore and Fully Booked outlets just last March, some stores have already reported a shortage of the book. Suplado Tips has reaped a cult following even before the book’s release, with readers already scouring bookstores months before the book made it to the shelves.
With the book selling like pancakes way before the book launch to be held on the last week of May, PSICOM Publishing Inc.’s Tom Aquitania was more than happy that he asked Chi to write the book. After the undeniable popularity of Stanley Chi’s suplado tips on Facebook and on television’s Front Act (of which Chi was a host), Aquitania asked Chi to compile them into a book. “Stanley’ssuplado tips on Facebook has even led to the creation of the Suplado Society of the Philippines, complete with its own suplado oath. All of this, despite being clearly just a pseudo-serious joke, is also an unmistakable sign that Stanley Chi’s suplado tips is something the public will want more of,” Aquitania said.
Avail of Stanley Chi’s  Suplado Tips through It is also available in Fully Booked and National Bookstore outlets throughout the country (at least, while supplies last – and who knows till when that will be). You may also visit to find out why suplado is the new sexy.

*Written by Stefanie dela Cruz, courtesy of Alma Jones. Alma Jones is currently working on promoting discount opportunities, such as the ix web hosting discount and go to meeting coupons.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

From my family to yours, Have a blessed easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fishing Spot

Our favorite spot. A man-made lake near our place.
 We went fishing again last Sunday. Well, actually I went fishing by! Hubby and Akesha don't like to fish. So instead, they set up a picnic area and watched me catching fish.
Akesha brought her new pet pillow. The pet pillow was a birthday gift from RYE. Thanks again Rye!

Fishing is not as easy as it seems. It requires a lot patience. Oh boy, it took me a half day to catch 6 fish, and also I caught 3 turtles…waaaaaaa! They’re like all over the place. They ate most of my bait.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Social Networking

Social Networking is the wave of the future and now there is a new website to connect moms with each other and bloggers. This site can help bloggers connect with a RSS button to help get moms to begin to follow. This will increase your readers. This network already have an IPhone, IPad and Android app which will be launched on May 1st. These apps will make it even easier to connect moms. The website has events, polls, groups, videos and even classifieds to make it a great place to get connected. So if you are looking for another great social networking site, you should visit today.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Celebration & Weekend Summary

How's your weekend guys? I hope y'all had a wonderful one. Our weekend was a busy one. How about you?
Last Friday, we celebrated our daughter's 5th birthday. We had a simple celebration at home. I made pancit and beef steak (pinoy style) for dinner. And of course cake! What Akesha wanted for her birthday was a puppy, but since hubby don't want to have another pet, we decided to buy her a cake puppy! Akesha had a blast opening her birthday presents. Thanks to all her sponsors. Will blog about it later...I also would like to thank ya'll for leaving a birthday greetings. Much appreciated.

Weekend Summary:

- Went to the car shop
- Stopped by at Walmart
- Watched the Fiesta parade that lasted for 4 hours

- Wasn't able to attend church
- Did some of the laundry
- Went fishing half day, and only caught 6

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My Humble Ride

Over the past 5 years, I have not been driving seriously. The fact of the matter is, I don't like to drive. And I hate driving. I always have different excuses every time hubby ask me to drive. That's one reason why he don't want to get another car before.  
We decided to get another car because my daughter will start kindergarten soon, and it is my responsibility to drive her to school. 
Hubby drove it home. I took this at the traffic light. Akesha was trying to wave at me. 
We spent our whole Saturday shopping for cars. We visited 6 car lots and did not find what I wanted. I was thinking of getting a red truck or a red convertible. But no luck for me that day. The only option I have is the crysler LXI silver convertible. We are hoping to pay off the car loan before the end of the year. Our down payment was not enough to pay off the whole price of the car. Hinde uso ang CASH sa!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday AKESH!

I would like to greet my darling daughter, a very Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Akesh!
We are so grateful that we have you as a daughter. You are the sunshine of our lives. No matter how many birthdays come and go, you’ll always be our little girl. You grow sweeter with each passing year. We're so glad that God gave us a daughter like you. We're so proud of you anak. Papa and Mama will always here for you. We love you! Lots of love and hugs on your birthday!

A painted hindsight gloves a chocolate past the hungry plastic.

Bisogno di un auto?

Sapete che è possibile acquistare molte auto usate a Le auto usate Milano è un ottimo posto per auto dove si può guidare con stile. È possibile compro auto usate, come la Porsche 997 Turbo Coupé, e l'Audi S6 V10 5,2 Quattro. Hanno una grande squadra di qualificarsi che possono aiutare a trovare la macchina che avete bisogno. Essi hanno anche una galleria fotografica dove si possono vedere tutte le auto prima di acquistarli. Essi possono anche aiutare a ottenere il finanziamento. Avrete bisogno di una carta d'identità, la sanità Card, permesso di soggiorno per la Comunità europea, e poche altre cose e si può essere sulla buona strada guidando una macchina nuova come la 530d BMW X Drive M-Sport Automatico. La cosa bella è che anche acquistare automobili. Quindi, se avete una macchina non hai bisogno o vuoi fare un mestiere, ti possono aiutare in questo. Si potrebbe anche voler leggere le loro vendite e garanzia. Questo negozio vettura ha una lunga storia ed è conosciuta per la qualità auto usate. Il negozio è stato passato da padre in figlio e ha iniziato a Via Varanini come un piccolo servizio di riparazione di automobili che ha anche venduto alcune macchine usate. Ora sono un ottimo usato concessionaria vendita auto usate dove è possibile trovare l'auto dei tuoi sogni. Allora, cosa stai aspettando? Se siete stati in attesa di un luogo ideale per ottenere una macchina usata, questo è il posto che si desidera visitare. Hanno molte auto di lusso come la BMW, Porsche e Mercedes-Benz. La mia preferita è la Lexus GS 430i V8 32V Auto, che ha il controllo del clima automatico radio, CD, Volante Radio Controlli e schermata di navigazione touch. Si dovrebbe verificare fuori oggi e vedere come ti può aiutare.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I've been longing to go fishing for a long time, and finally made it happen last Sunday! So after church service, we stopped by at Walmart to get a cane pole. We have regular fishing poles, but the problem is we don't know how to use!

 Anyhow, we drove to a nearby man-made lake and went fishing there. Since I had trouble using the regular fishing pole and had no luck, I opted for the cane pole.
It was a success using it because I caught my first fish! Weeeeeee...the feeling was so intense! After 2 hours of fishing, I only caught 4 fish. Not bad for a rookie like me. Hubby and Akesha didn't catch!
bluegill fish
I can't wait to go back fishing next weekend.

Outdoor Adventures

The news about the slaughter of 100 sled dogs of a sled-dog tour operator, outdoor adventures, last April 2010 in Canada brought outrage around the world. Dog lovers surely were most angered about this news as there were claims that the sled dogs were slaughtered inhumanely by the use of firearms after the Olympics due to downturn in business. The outdoor adventures company owner, Joey Houssian refuted the reported manner of slaughter as his company knew nothing about it. He even pointed out some inconsistencies in the reports filed by the employee who was said to have completed the slaughter. Currently, SPCA announced that they are currently investigating the company regarding this issue of animal cruelty. The truth will then prevail.

100 Dogs

Have you heard the news about the slaughter of 100 dogs of Outdoor Adventures Whistler last April 2010 in Canada? According to the news, the Outdoor Adventures Whistler, a sled-dog tour operator that offers sled rides was accused of inhumanely slaughtering 100 of their sled dogs to cut down costs after the Olympics. It was reported that the business faced downturn as the tourism slowed down.

As to the current report, Outdoor Adventures Whistler Company is under investigation regarding this animal cruelty issue. The company is suspected to have heartlessly slaughtered 100 sled dogs using firearms but the company owner, Joey Houssian said during his first interview that his company is unaware about the level of slaughter. The company’s spokesperson even said that there were no firearms seen on the site.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Military Appreciation Night

We went to the Fiesta Carnival last Thursday night. Fiesta is an annual spring festival held in San Antonio, Texas with origins dating to the late 19th century. The festival begun as a single event to honor the memory of the battles of The Alamo and San Jacinto.
Since is was the premier night last April 7th, the commission had set a special day for military appreciation. We took the opportunity to recieved unlimited-ride wristbands for just $10 each with military ID (excluding Akesha). She don't have a military ID yet.
We had so much fun. The event started from 6pm-11pm. Hubby and I were pretty amazed with Akesha because she went on most of the kiddy rides.
Just click the image to enlarge it.
We'll surely come back there next year.

Outdoor Adventures

Did you hear about the outdoor adventures company in Canada that is accused of killing a bunch of sled dogs? The company is accused of this crime by one of the former employees who is saying that the company killed the dogs to make room for the Olympics. Joey Houssian has had many interviews and meetings about this and denied that the company knew anything about this crime. He even pushed a “letter to the editor” in the Vancouver Sun giving his side of the story. If you are looking to learn more about this story, you should checkout the website today.

Joey Houssian

Have you heard about the story about the outdoor adventure company in Canada? The owner named Joey Houssian already had a number of meetings and denies that he knew anything about the killings of the sled dogs. One of the employees is accusing the company from slaughtering a bunch of sled dogs to get ready for the Olympics. Houssian has pointed out many discrepancies in the employees story, and he adds that he can’t say much about what happened. The situation is still being investigated. For more information about this matter, you should check out the website today. So what are you waiting for?

Maximize Your Refund

If you haven't filed your taxes and still need a free tax filing service, you should checkout the website. They can even help you to get your file tax extension. You can get your extension by April 18 without any penalty, and can use eSmart Tax software to submit an extension electronically. You won't be asked why you are filing an extension either unless your request gets denied. This software is great because it is tested and approved by the IRS and gives you the safe, fast, easy and affordable software system that can get your taxes filed on time. All you need to do is to fill in the blanks. They can even help you located an office near you if you need personal help. So what are you waiting for? If you need to get your taxes done, you should checkout and see how they can help you.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fishing Gear

The weather here in South Central Texas is crazy. It's humid almost everyday. Today, the weather was 97° waaa, it's not even summer yet. Anyhow, we are planning to go fishing this weekend. It will be interesting because hubby and I don't know how to!
shopping for fishing gear at the Base Exchange (BX).
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Decorative Pillows

It was a few weeks ago when I contacted mamiAdin of "It's Sewtastic, Mama!", and asked her a big favor if she could do some customized bags for my DSLR and tablet PC. I also asked her if she could add some decorative pillows for my sofa set. I'm glad she did not refuse...ehehehe!
our humble living room in progress....I think I have to change our curtain even if my living room theme is black, white and gold.
I got my orders last Saturday. I was ecstatic when I opened the box. Oh, my! Everything is far beyond my expectation. She did a phenomenal job on customizing the bags and pillows. Thanks a lot mamaAdin. She is very talented and creative! I highly recommend her service to everyone out there.
I'll blog about the customized bags later, for now I'm sharing you the decorative pillows she made. I think it looks fantastic on our sofa.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Grocery Shopping

How's your weekend everyone? I hope you had a wonderful one. Our weekend went mighty fine. We spent our whole Saturday grocery shopping. Sunday we went to church, stopped by at Lowes, and watched a couple of movies at home. How about you?
We do our grocery shopping every first week of the month. It's basically a whole month consumption, so it's a whole day! We shop at the commissary. A commissary is a store on a military base that sells groceries and household goods and supplies for military personnel and their families.
Daughter loves this kind of cart, but hubby have trouble pushing it because it's a little bit heavy than the regular cart.
Since I don't have a picture of myself shopping, I'll just share a picture of my feet...nyahahhaha!

Find A Matching Tutor for Your Child

This post brought to you by Kidzmet. All opinions are 100% mine.
All parents have hopes for their children. They always want the best for them. As much as possible, parents want their children to excel in everything they do. That’s why there are parents who seek the service of a tutor to give their children an advanced knowledge. Although some parents personally take the responsibility of home schooling their children, some are not given that convenience and just submit into an idea of hiring someone that could help. When in need of a tutor, seems to be the place to find one. understands the parents’ strife in giving their child the best they could give. This site, was born to help children discover what they are good at with the help of their matched tutor. To help your children find their matched tutor, simply sign up for a family account at then complete their pairing portraits so they’ll be given a tutor that matches their needs of learning. If you have completed your children’s pairing portraits before April 24, 2011, you can enter them for a chance to win $400 Summer Enrichment Scholarship. So come and sign up now!

Monday, April 4, 2011

ACT Tutoring

One time, the American President, Theodore Roosevelt said that a man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole road. Education is too important to be left out. We aim for a better education for knowledge and good action. If we have it, we will not suffer as we are growing up. Education is about learning, to see the potential within oneself that we are capable of something greater.

Think about how we can give the young generations a good education. We can mold and motivate the young children to achieve their goals someday. We take part to feed their young minds and improve their knowledge or skills. Parents should know about exceptional ACT Tutoring to their kids to provide more advanced material for extraordinary motivated students in the convenience of their home. An effective way to develop and improve a child’s knowledge.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Cheers to one of my best online pals who is celebrating her special day today, happy birthday MamiLu!

Thanks for the friendship. Through good times and bad times. I'm lucky to find a genuine friend like you. Inde tupperware, orocan, at lalong inde plastic!nyahahhaa.... I got that from!

Friday, April 1, 2011

I Think....

I think I am PREGNANT. Seriously! I hope it's a boy this time. I did not tell my husband yet, am sure he will be delighted when finds out that I'm expecting. Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Happy April fools! I am not pregnant guys, I'm just!