Sunday, January 29, 2012

Model Railroad Expo

I hope everybody had a great weekend! Ours went OK. My family and I went to the model railroad expo last Saturday. It was our first time going to this kind of event.
Daughter had a blast at the expo. She was overwhelmed with all the model trains around. We bought a few items at the event like miniature people, caboose, and buildings.
It's really cool watching miniature buildings, farms, people, and trains.
Have you ever been to this kind of event before?
This is my entry for this week's Mellow Yellow MondayGreen MondayBlue Monday & Ruby Tuesday

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Work in Progress

Here's what we've been working on for the past few weekends.
We still have a lot of things to add on this project. I'm glad we did a successful job on making the mountain/tunnel part. It was a tricky one!
Hubby is planning to add a riser, inclines and roadbed this weekend. We are also planning to go to a Model Train Expo on Saturday. I can't wait!

Social Media Optimization

Companies all over the world recognize the important role that social media plays these days when it comes to how they are able to communicate and connect with their customers. Social media optimization is an area that companies are willing to explore because of the many benefits that it offers for their company. Social media provides them an opportunity to reach millions of potential customers and help them create their mark in their industry. It is also where they can create an image for their brand as well as combat any negative feedback that may be damaging to them. They are also most likely to reach a wider market and reach out to new clients through the use of social media. Their brand, products and services get the level of exposure that they need especially to certain sectors of society that may not be familiar with what they have to offer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pouring Rain

It's raining it's pouring I can't do anything... sing with me!
Photo was taken this morning after dropping off my daughter to school.
Gosh, we don't have power and internet since midnight due to heavy rain, gusting wind and lightning. Bummer! I hope everything will get back to normal real soon.

Blogging via mobile phone

Maid Service in Rockville

Having a clean home is important. Dust and other common household germs can greatly affect our family’s health. This is why it’s important to maintain a clean and orderly house. A house that is disorderly can also distract us from doing what we need to do for the day, causing us to be unproductive. Even if we clean our house regularly, we should also schedule a thorough house cleaning. This is to make sure that every corner of our house is clean. We sometimes tend to focus our cleaning on the most used area of our house that we neglect certain areas and furnishings that we rarely use.
If you cannot find the time to conduct general house cleaning, you can choose to hire Maid Service Rockville MD to clean your house for you. They have well-trained house cleaners as well as the latest equipments and cleaning solutions for your home. Through them, maintaining a clean house is now possible. You should visit them today for more details. So what are you waiting for?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

100th Day of School Project

My daughter's kindergarten class is doing projects to celebrate the 100th day of school and they were asked to make something using 100 items and put it on a poster board. So last Friday I went to Michaels and got some craftsy stuff.
This is what me and my daughter came up with. We finished it last Saturday night. She's very excited to take it tomorrow to school. It's 100 items total. No more no less!
Mellow Yellow MondayGreen MondayBlue Monday & Ruby Tuesday

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bortherly Business

This guest post from Lewis Beck
My brother and I decided to start our own tow company a few years ago and things have been great so far. We’ve got a large customer base that’s come from referrals and we’ve got quite a few restaurants in town to agree to use us exclusively as our tow company. Things like that don’t just happen overnight to most people in this business but I think that at the end of the day it all comes down to my brother’s great marketing experience. He’s an amazing guy and from bank card processing to advertising I think he just knows so much about all things business that it’s been great for us. I know I wouldn’t have had a clue what to do about some of the things that have come our way if he hadn’t been there to guide me! I love Jim to death and he can be stubborn and hard headed sometimes but he’s made this business successful and I can’t ever thank him enough for that. I love you Jim!

Cheapest Credit Card Processing

For some customers, paying for their purchases in cash or through personal checks can be limiting in a way. Whenever they want to make big purchases or shop for multiple items, carrying a considerable amount of money may make them uncomfortable. There may also be instances when they need to purchase an item but are unable to do so because they do not currently have the funds for it. Some customers may not have the patience to wait for their personal checks to clear before they can actually use the item they have just bought. These are just some of the major reasons why most customers these days use credit cards for their purchases instead.

Businesses establishments know that if they want attract more customers to shop at their stores or avail of their services, they need to have merchant accounts. Customers who have credit cards look for stores that can offer them cheaper transaction rates. The stores that can offer best credit card processing experience to their customers are most likely to see an increase in their sales.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Flat Tire

Wheeewwww! What a day! I just got home from the car shop MIDAS a few minutes ago. I was there for almost 2 hours waiting for my car to get it fixed.
What happened was I had a flat tire early this morning (my first time). I'm so glad I already dropped my daughter to school before it happened. I only noticed the plap plap sound after getting off the freeway. So, I drove super slow and pulled over at the nearest park.
I called hubby, and he immediately asked for assistance from USAA.  I've waited an hour for the tow truck guy to come to change my tire.  After he replaced it with the spare tire, I went ahead to MIDAS to have it fixed because it's not recommended to drive using a spare tire.
I'm so grateful I got home safely! Thank you God!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mamarazzi Behind the Wheels

How's your weekend everyone? I hope y'all had a good one. Our weekend went OK. We pretty much stayed at home during the weekend. We're still working on our hobby. So far we made a little progress on our project....which is good!
Anyhow, sharing some photos during our road trip a few weeks ago.
 I'll always have my camera handy when we are driving long distances. I love to take pictures, and the scenery totally lends itself to that. 

Mellow Yellow Monday, Green Monday, Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Older Parents

This guest post from Lewis Beck

My parents are getting older and part of me really feels like it’s my responsibility to take care of them. They’re having a hard time getting things done that used to come easy and though I’m really far away I feel a lot of guilt for not being there with them every day. I love them both so much and I would never want them to suffer because I wasn’t giving enough effort. I looked into internet service in Louisiana for them down where they live so they could email – to be their age they’re surprisingly into things like technology and cell phones. The good thing is that even though they’re less mobile than they used to be they’re much better about getting in touch than I would have imagined at their advanced age. I don’t know where in the world they picked up this love for all things tech because they sure didn’t have it when I was growing up but I’m really thankful for it. That’s one less thing on my plate!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Our New Hobby

We started the year 2012 with a big cho-cho...I mean a new hobby. 
Building a rock mountain using old newspapers and plaster cloth.
Yup, we converted half of our garage into a model railroad scenery.
Hubby and daughter at a hobby shop.
Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Walgreens Prescription Savings Club

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you are in the Military, you will be disappointed with your Tricare after you find out how Walgreens and Express Script failed to reach an agreement. Express Scripts wanted to increase your pharmaceutical rates at the Walgreens pharmacy. They also wanted the option to decide which medicine will be generic or not. Walgreens was fighting on the side of the Military trying to keep rates the same. Another way Walgreens is on the side of the Military is by their Walgreens Prescription Savings Club program. This will allow members like the military to save money. Many customers are forced to go to other pharmacies due to this failed attempt at negotiations. You should show your support by following Walgreens on Twitter. You can also visit Walgreens on Facebook. One thing you can also do is to call your local media and tell them your opinion on how Express Scripts is trying to increase your pharmaceutical rates and how Walgreens is trying to keep them low. There are thousands of customers who will be affected by this, you should do what you can to fight back. You should read the press release about this situation to know how it will affect you.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Review: Alpha Hydrox Skin Care

As a busy blogger mom, I often to forget how important it is to take care of myself. I’m sure some stay at home moms can relate to what I’m saying. With all the cleaning, cooking, helping with homework, laundry, nurture the children and etc. Of course, taking care of ourselves comes last on the list. When I was single, I used to go to a salon or a spa once in awhile. I like to have my hair and nails done or sometimes a facial treatment for my acne problem. Now that I’m married, I find it hard to pamper myself. I thought a trip to a salon or a spa is a waste of time.
I’m so glad when I was given the opportunity to received a complimentary Alpha Hydrox Skin Care products. It is just what my skin needed. Both the Foaming Face Wash and the Enhanced Lotion are for acne-prone skin.

Alpha Hydrox skin care products help with sun damaged, dry, wrinkled, and aging skin. They also help reduce and heal acne. The skin care line offers anti-wrinkle skin creams, lotions, oil-free formulas and body washes. There is something for everyone and who doesn't need help evening out skin tone and unclogging pores? You can now have beautiful, healthy looking skin at a fraction of the cost of other skin care products! They difference? Alpha Hydrox actually works! The Glycolic Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) that are found in Alpha Hydrox products gently peel away dead surface skin cells to reveal younger looking skin. AHAs are recommended by Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons because they improve the skin!

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Chip Wrecked

Hey, how y'all doing? I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend. Our weekend was OK. We spent most of our time at home building a model railroad scenery. It's our family's latest hobby. I'll show some photos once we're done with the mountain part. For the meantime, I'm going to share a photo of my daughter taken at the movie theater. We went to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks| Chip Wrecked a couple of weeks ago. Have you seen it yet? I thought it's quite hilarious and is a little different from the previous two.
I'm linking this entry for this week's Blue MondayMellow Yellow Monday,  Green Monday, & Ruby Tuesday.

Simply Unbeatable Deals!

If someone would say that they have purchased their laptop with a 75% discount off its original retail price, you’d probably think they’re pulling your leg. But if you go visit nomorerack, you’ll find out that getting a 75% discount (and sometimes even more) from a branded product is actually possible. At, you’ll find a wide variety of branded products at such huge discounts that having a limited shopping budget would no longer be an issue. You can be assured that you’ll only purchase authentic products because nomorerack only deals with the original manufacturers and certified retailers of all the products that they offer. The huge discounts that nomorerack gets from them is what they pass directly onto their buyers. If you search online, you are mostly to find customers raving about the Insanity Deals at nomorerack. What are Insanity Deals, you might ask? Insanity Deals are deals on various products that are being offered in insanely huge discounts that buyers are always on the lookout for them. These deals are posted at different times throughout the day and the discounts are so big that they can be snagged within a few minutes of their posting on the site. There is also the Charity Deals wherein for every sale made, a donation is made to a worthy cause. Past beneficiaries include First Book, an organization that provides quality books and reading materials to schools whose students belong to low-income families and Runway to Hope, a Florida-based charity that provides assistance to families affected by pediatric cancer and raises funds for cancer research. Their 24/7 customer service, $2 flat rate shipping fee and 30-day return policy makes shopping with them virtually risk free.

Nomorerack also has promotional offers to members who refer their friends to the site. They get points for every referral which they can use for the ‘friendrack’ deals that nomorerack offers. These points can be used to purchase items included in the ‘friendrack’ deals.

Online shopping has indeed been more exciting and rewarding with nomorerack, an online shopping haven that offers various products at the lowest possible price.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Sweet Little Helper

I firmly believe that teaching kids early responsibility and involving them in household tasks can have a positive impact later in life.
My little girl always love to help. I hope she stays that way. Caring, thoughtful, sweet and helpful!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Get the Latest Deals Online!

People who look for the hottest and most popular products at the lowest possible price possible have found a shopping haven at nomorerack. The site offers the most amazing deals on just about every item that online shoppers are looking for. From the trendiest clothes and accessories, to food products, to the latest electronic gadgets, to authentic brand name products, shoppers will definitely find what they are looking for at A simple and quick registration process is all it takes for someone to be eligible to snag an amazing deal from them. Nomorerack is always in the hunt for great deals which they directly pass to their customers so you are assured that you’ll get huge savings from your purchases. Check them out at 12 noon EST daily and you’ll be amazed by the 8 unbeatable deals that they offer. You’ll never know what they’re going to be, whether it’s the latest electronic gadgets or the designer watch that you’ve been wishing for, so be sure to visit them daily to be one of the lucky ones who’ll get to snag an authentic branded merchandise for a quarter of its original price. Deals are offered for as long as 24 hours or as long as they have the items on stock. Nomorerack also has Charity Deals where for every item sold a donation is made to a chosen cause. Past beneficiaries include Runway to Hope, which raises funds to provide assistance to those affected by pediatric cancer and The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization. But if you think that’s all that nomorerack has to offer, well, you’ll definitely be blown away by their Insanity Deals. With discounts at 80-95% off the original price, you’ll know why they are called ‘insane’ deals. Insanity deals go live during different times throughout the day so you always have to look out for that purple box beside an item. These items can sell out within minutes so be sure to stay alert for such deals. With a 24-7 email customer service department and a 30-day return policy, nomorerack is a risk free way to get the best deals for your favorite merchandise.

Our 2012 Celebration

I made pancit and adobo a little preparation during New Year's eve. Hubby thought it was a lot. Oh, boy! Until now he still don't get the Filipino tradition no matter what I say. Cooking for 2 dishes during the holidays is not a lot in the!
I always get homesick every Christmas and New Year. I just miss how we celebrate holidays over there.
This is how our neighborhood looks like every New Year. Pretty cool right?! They spend hundreds or thousand of dollars for fireworks.
Since we don't have hundreds or thousands of dollars, we just enjoyed ourselves watching fireworks from our!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Western Union Telemundo Prepaid MasterCard

This post brought to you by Western Union. All opinions are 100% mine.
Two of the most trusted brands in the world have combined forces to bring you Western Union Telemundo Prepaid MasterCard. It is an innovative card that allows its users a new way of managing their finances. Western Union Telemundo Prepaid MasterCard is a convenient and easy to use card that you can use for your daily purchases. You can use the card to pay for gasoline and to purchase items from major retail outlets. Merchants that accept Visa debit card or MasterCard will also accept your Western Union Telemundo Prepaid Card. Reloading your card will not be a problem because you can easily do so through the over 46,000 participating Western Union outlets. Unlike credit cards, here are no hidden charges or surprise fees every time you use this new innovative card. Your cards can also be used to receive money transfer transactions and to transfer money to your card from your bank account. Tracking your balance is also made more convenient since you can do it online or through the phone. Western Union is also giving a $10 sign-up bonus to qualified applicants after their first direct deposit into their Western Union Telemundo Prepaid MasterCard. Managing your finances has never been easier with the new Western Union Telemundo Prepaid MasterCard.

Silver and Gold Exchange

If you are trying to earn some extra funds for a major purchase, you can try looking through some of your personal belongings such as old jewelries that you no longer use. Determine which ones can be sold. Scrap silver can be sold to trusted jewelers that buy precious metals. You can browse online and look for a company where you can sell silver or you can sell gold. Make sure that you only transact with trusted companies so that you will get the best rates.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Electric Ride on Toys

If you are looking for the latest electric ride on toys, scooters or battery powered kids’ cars, you can browse the websites of major companies that sell various types of toys for kids of different ages. They have all the latest toys that children are looking forward to playing with. Browse through the various products that they offer and see which ones are suitable for your kids. These online toys stores make it more convenient for parents to purchase toys for their children. Most of them also offer delivery for free or for a minimal fee so you do not have to worry about how you’ll be able to receive your purchases.

Tylers Coffee Review & Giveaway

I used to be a heavy coffee drinker when I was single, but when I got pregnant I started reducing my coffee intake. The doctor suggested that I should limit the amount of caffeine because it is not good when you are expecting. So instead of reducing I decided to stop drinking coffee.

After a few years, I started drinking coffee again. I bought a new coffee maker and make a coffee once in awhile. Coffee helps me keep going!
I’m glad I was given the opportunity to try out Tylers Regular Coffee. Thanks
The coffee was good. It’s like having a gourmet cup of coffee at home. Honestly, I’ve never tried an acid free coffee before, but to my surprise Tylers Coffee has even more caffeine than usual brands. Tylers Coffee uses a “Z Roasting” process that optimizes the time the coffee beans are cooked resulting in great coffee flavor without the acid that can damage tooth enamel and cause stomach digestive problems. Their coffee also helps reduce acid reflux, limits heartburn and bloating, and also minimizes the damage to tooth enamel. Tyler’s Coffee is definitely an alternative to consider if you are struggling with any of these health concerns.

If you are a coffee lover, this is your chance to receive a free pack of Tylers Coffee sponsored by All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Open to US residents only.

Trade Show Exhibits, Displays and Booths

Participating in trade shows is important especially for companies who want to introduce a new product to their target market. Since participants in a trade show belong in the same industry, it is also an excellent opportunity for smaller businesses to see how major corporations develop strategies in attracting new clients. It is important to use the right tools in equipments to maximize your participation in these trade shows. Since they only last for a couple of days, you need to able to attract as much potential clients as you possibly can. You need to purchase quality equipments such trade show flooring and trade show carpet to be able to feature all your products more effectively. A newly launched product is most likely to attract the attention of trade show visitors if they presented in a booth that is well constructed. They can add logo mats and logo canopy. They do not have to be big or grand, as long as they are presented in an innovative manner, clients will be interested in them.


Aside from Monopoly, scrabble is one of my favorite board games. How about you? Do you play scrabble?
My 5-year old daughter is learning how to play it now. We sometimes play it during weekends. It's like a half day event because the little miss takes forever when it's her turn. Well, what do you expect? She's only a!

NBA Betting

The NBA is a great league where basketball fans get a lot of NBA betting opportunities. The numbers of exciting games that are held throughout the season have provided betting fans with several betting options that makes watching the games more enjoyable than ever. If you want to learn more about NBA betting there is a website that provides thorough analysis of all the relevant information about each team. They understand how certain factors such as player injury, a change in coaching staff and the acquisition of new players can greatly affect how a team is most likely to perform during the season. They have experts that will give a thorough analysis of how each team is made up and what could help them increase their chances of having a more favorable performance than in the previous seasons. You can use this information to help you decide in making bets on each game.

Storage in Colorado Springs

When you are suddenly assigned to work in a different state or you are forced out of the apartment you are renting and is now living in a much smaller home, one of your first concerns would have to be finding a storage facility where you can store all your belongings temporarily. It is important that you are able to find a reliable storage facility where you are sure that all your belongings are secured. Browse online to search for reliable storage in Colorado Springs facilities that can provide you with an ideal place to store all your important belongings with the rates and terms that you will agree to. Read about customer feedback and reviews through various forums to learn more about various companies that provide storage facilities. You can also ask for price quotes online to know which company offers the most affordable rates. Make sure that you choose only a trusted company so that all important belongings are being kept safe at all times.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Post Wedding Anniversary Getaway

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012! How's your New Year's celebration? I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year.
Sharing some photos of us during our visit (2nd day) to USS Lexington Museum. We drove 3 hours from San Antonio to Corpus Christi after Christmas to celebrate our anniversary. It was a long drive but it's worth the trip.
The USS Lexington ship is humongous. With 3,500 beds, this ship has more sleeping space than Caesar's Palace, the Mirage, and the Treasure Island. Plus the flight deck is equal to more than two acres of land. It's really huge. The ship has post office, chapel, clinic, operating room and more. 
My family and I had a great time during our visit. Not to mention, hubby started getting some flashbacks of memories during his time in the Navy. 
Hubby used to work at the Naval Aircraft for 10 years before he moved to the Air Force. He's on USS Nimitz and USS Carl Vinson.
My entry for Blue Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday 

Used Auto Parts

If you own a used car, you most likely will need a good place to get used parts. That is why you should visit the Woodfins website. This company will give you a three year warranty on all parts along with nationwide shipping. you can save up to 75% compared to other OEM parts. The great thing is that you can use this website to get your prices instantly. You can also use this website to talk to a live representative to ask any questions you might have. I know how hard it can be to find used parts and that is why I am glad to find the Woodfins website. If you are looking for a great place to get used car parts, you should visit Woodfins today and see how they can help you. They have been one of the first ecommerce websites around that sells used car parts.