Sunday, April 29, 2012

Leaving on a Jet Plane

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go....
It is time for me to borrow the first two lines of John Denver's song, "Leaving on a Jet Plane" again as I am getting ready to leave for a three week vacation to the Philippines.

Thanks for dropping by folks! Have a good one...:)

Polar Bear

In a real life setting, standing next to a polar bear is 100% suicidal..lol! 

This huge stuffed polar bear next to us is one of the many exhibits displayed at Buckhorn Saloon & Museum.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Home Loan

A home loan allows a person to realize his dream of having his own home. For a first time home loan borrower, the whole process can be quite overwhelming. But as long as he keeps in mind a couple of important things, applying for a home loan will not be that difficult. Knowing the basics of home loan is essential. There are many sources of information, the internet included, that can be very useful for home loan borrowers. As a borrower, you need to be able to completely understand everything about the loan. It must be clear to you as to how much you have to pay each month, how much you are required to pay after the loan period and even how much interest you have to pay in case you miss some of your monthly mortgage. Ask your lender if they can provide you with a flexible payment plan that will allow you to have an affordable monthly mortgage so that there is a lesser chance that you will miss a payment.

Best Radar Detector

Radar detectors are practical tools that can help motorists reduce their chance of getting a speeding ticket. The cost of speeding tickets can amount into something big especially if you have accumulated a number of speeding tickets. Through the use of a radar detector, the driver will be given enough warning that a radar gun is somewhere nearby. Best Radar Detector can be bought from retailers that specialize in radar detectors and other photo radar devices.

Wedding Cake Toppers

Planning for a wedding can be quite stressful especially since you have a lot of things to attend to. You want your wedding to be perfect which is why you go through every detail as thoroughly as possible. From the wedding cake toppers, to the caterer that will be hired and to the wedding decorations, you want to make sure that everything is perfect. Finding the right retail store that offers wedding products is important because you’ll have a place where you can purchase most of the things that you will need for your wedding. So what are you waiting for?

Luxury Wilderness Resort

If you are planning to visit Canada and would like to stay at a very luxurious BC resorts, why not consider Sonora Resort? Sonora Resort is a luxury wilderness resort where uncompromising outdoor adventures meet luxurious accommodations, unparalleled service and five star facilities. This resort offers the ultimate selection for outdoor vacations and adventure travel such as fishing, eco guided tours by boat, a close-up views of grizzly bears, orcas, sea lions and dolphins, explore remote glaciers by helicopter, and ride ocean rapids Aside from outdoor adventure, they also offer a Spa Retreat and a golf retreat. Their spa offers world-class services and treatments, complete with 6 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy tubs, and a manicure and pedicure room. And for the golfing enthusiast, Sonora Resort is within easy access of the best golfing in Western Canada. So what are you waiting for? You should visit them today for more details!

Hot Tub Covers

Hot tub covers provides different benefits which is why it is important that the right ones are chosen. Make sure you purchase one that is of the right size. Check the manufacturer’s specification to make sure that your hot tub cover will fit perfectly. Hot tub covers are generally exposed to extreme weather conditions. At spacap.com, hot tub covers are made from top quality materials and use the latest in technology. Unlike typical spa covers that use foam, the Spacap does not saturate and break easily. It does not break under any snow load. Even during heavy storms where the presence of heavy winds is expected, you are assured that your spa cover will stay in place. Custom hot tub covers at Spacap come in various sizes, each providing the highest level of protection that your hot tub needs. They are made according to the specifications of the hot tubs where they will be used. Those that have hot tubs that have sizes and shapes that are different from the usual sizes of hot tubs can now have the Spacap Hot tub covers that they need. With the proper hot tub cover, consumers will be able to make the most of the benefits that they gain from having their own hot tub.

Reading is FUN!

I hate to brag, but my daughter's kindergarten teacher told us that Akesha is the best reader in her class. Awwwwww...hubby and I are very proud of her. Keep it up anak!

Spa Covers

Hot tub covers are important for a variety of reasons. The main purpose of a spa cover is to insulate. Spacap.com offers quality spa covers that do not use foam to insulate. Foams that typical spa covers use easily breaks and can get damaged because of extreme weather conditions. Spa covers for sale that can be found at spacap.com are made from top quality marine materials that are built to last long and will look good for years to come. They can withstand snow loads and transfers the weight evenly to the surface of the water. Typical spa covers that uses foam will sag and break easily when the snow load becomes too heavy for it. They are also built to withstand strong winds so you are assured that your spa cover will stay in place even during heavy storms and strong winds. At sapcap.com, every product comes with a three year warranty from the date of purchase. Custom spa covers are also available for consumers that are looking for spa covers that have distinct specifications that are far different from typical spa covers. You will be provided with the spa cover that is suitable to your hot tub, giving it the functionality and protection it needs.

IZEA Shirt

I received my complimentary shirt from IZEA last week. Thanks a lot guys!
It's my pleasure working with you for many years. You guys rock!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Powerful SEO Tools

Website owners know that in an industry where virtually thousands of websites vie for the attention of internet users, utilizing the proper SEO or Search Engine Optimization tools are important. This is not just for big company websites but also for personal websites and those that are owned by small and medium sized businesses. Knowledge in basic SEO is essential in ensuring that their website gets the traffic that it needs. Businesses that need to create a mark in the industry that they belong to need to have their own website. But having a website is just the first step. They need to make sure that their website will land on top of the search engine results of all the major search engines. Easy SEO Tools are available from professional SEO providers. They use tools that will make a comprehensive analysis of their client’s website and determine the most effective methods that can be used to promote good search results. Powerful SEO tools, Ridiculous Price – that is what your company will get with RankFixer.com. They can provide you with the kind of SEO services that is suitable to the needs of your website at a very affordable price. Through their services, your website will rank well in the search results of all the major search engines giving it the traffic it needs.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Guitar

Aside from a bike and a polly doll set, daughter also got a guitar for her 6th birthday! Hubby bought it at one of the stores near the riverwalk. She was jumping up in joy when hubby hand it to her. 
 Strumming her guitar before going to bed.
I think she need guitar lessons..from a professional...because both hubby and I don't know how to play guitar...lol! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review | Hot Biker T-Shirt


I received a FREE cool biker's t-shirt from hotbikertshirts.com. Thanks a lot guys for this hot shirt!
The shirt was made of cotton and the quality of the graphic was printed nicely. One thing I liked about the shirt is that the front was plain and the graphics were printed on the back.

 Hot Biker T Shirts is committed to providing high quality products, so if you have any problems when your shirt arrives contact them right away and they will happily correct the situation.

 So if you are wondering where to find cool biker shirts with unique designs, you should visit hotbikertshirts.com today!

Check out some of their hot designs:
EAGLE EYE HEARTBIKER BABE EAGLELOVE HURTS SO BADROSE HEADBAND SKULL AND CROSSBONE



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review | Toe Juice & Hog Wash

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to worked with toejuice.com. They sent me a  bottle of Toe Juice and a bottle of Hog wash to try in return for a fair review. Toe Juice is a skin care product that treats a variety of issues from athletes foot to eczema or even just dried skin while Hog Wash is an alcohol based hand sanitizer infused with DermaVine. Unlike common handsanitizers Hog Wash promotes soft healthy skin rather than over drying your hands.
It was created in 1970 by Royce Garner, a high school chemistry teacher in Boise, Idaho, because his infant son had flaking, dry, cracked feet. The many lotions, creams, and medicines were just not working to solve the problem. So Royce did some research and came out with a revolutionary new product. Not only did it fix and prevent further complications with his son's feet, but over the next 40 years thousands have benefited from the strength of Royce's Toe Juice

My husband has bad cracked feet and they are flaking off really bad. I've tried many different lotions, and none of them seems to work. Thanks to toejuice.com. This product has worked wonders for my husband's dry and cracking feet.
 I've been using Hog Wash hand sanitizer lately, and I was very impressed with the result. It makes my hand super soft and smooth.
This is definitely a good solution when you have a problem with dry and scaly skin. Toe Juice is available online and in retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. You can get them at WalgreensBuy.comdrugstore.comAmazon, and of course, right on ToeJuice.com.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free by ToeJuice.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Place

Thanks to Olga Quinn
 I love my new apartment. I had to move out of my last place because the management company is renovating the building. I didn’t want to leave at first, but now that I found such an awesome place I am happy that I was asked to leave. Sometimes things happen for a reason. I love the neighborhood the apartment is in. It is trendy and fun, and there are great shops and restaurants close by. I am also glad I am allowed to get satellite TV. I went to http://www.direct.tv/ immediately when I heard they would let me put a satellite dish on my balcony. Another perk is that now I live closer to my job so I barely spend any time commuting. I hope that I can stay here for at least a few years before I have to move again. I figure the next time I move is when I get married, so it probably won’t be for a while. For now I just plan on hanging out, having fun, and working on my career.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Need A Lawyer?

When you are faced with a legal problem, whether personal or business, a competent lawyer can make a huge difference on the outcome of your case. If your case requires a specialized area of law, you need a lawyer that has the knowledge and expertise in that particular field. Choose a reputable law firm with efficient, hardworking and trustworthy lawyers. Interviewing prospective lawyers may be time consuming but it can work greatly to your advantage since you will be able to find the right lawyer to represent you. Look into their previous cases and the methods and strategies they have used in handling them. It will reveal a lot about them. Do not be afraid to talk to them about any concerns that you may have especially those that have a connection with the legal problem that you are facing. Finding the right lawyer is not something that you can take lightly which is why you need to take the time to find one that is capable of providing you the best legal representation.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Akesha's Birthday Bash

Our daughter Akesha celebrated her 6th birthday last April 15th. Yep, she was born on Tax Day! Hubby and I called her our tax baby...lol! How fast time flies, she's already six years old. 
Last Friday, we had pizza/cheese bread and cupcake party at her class. The highlight of that day was the goodie bags and ice cream cone cake balls that I made.
 After she had her dental appointment last Saturday, we took her to Peter Piper Pizza. She was having a great time playing and used all her $10.00 worth of tokens...lol! 
On her actual birthday, we drove downtown to visit the Buckhorn Museum and Texas Ranger Museum.
After exploring the two museums, we headed to the Riverwalk and had our dinner at Hard Rock Cafe. We had a fantastic time celebrating our daughter's birthday. 
She was ecstatic when we got her a new bike, a guitar, a yoyo and a Polly dolls set. Happy birthday again anak!


Reality Toys for iPhone, iPads, and Android

This post brought to you by AppGear. All opinions are 100% mine.

WowWee, a leader in innovative toys, robotics and consumer electronic products, launches the AppGear collection of realistic toys and their corresponding apps than can turn IOS and Android devices into an interactive device. They will create a new reality in the digital gaming world – an Amplified Reality. Each collectible toy or figure from the AppGear collection has a corresponding app that will introduce a whole new gaming experience for gamers.

Six games from AppGear Online will debut this year. These are Foam Fighters, ZombieBurbz, Alien Jailbreak, Elite Commandar, Akodomon and Mysterious Raygun.  In Foam Fighters, the collectible foam airplanes can fly on their own in the real world and unlock missions in the digital world. The collectible foam airplanes are named Black Sheep, Blitz, Shogun, The Wolf, The Bulldog and the Screaming Eagle. Gamers can choose whichever they like or they can purchase the whole line to complete their collection and experience every aspect of this innovative game. Each collectible airplane has a corresponding app that will allow the gamer to complete missions that include dog fights, formation flying, bombing runs, landing and refueling and escorting units. Gamers can also battle other online players. They can develop their skills in navigating WWII fighter planes in settings like the Pacific, Britain or Europe.

Foam Fighters, along with the other games from AppGear, will surely create a whole new gaming experience for kids of this generation who have the actual toys and the apps that are specifically designed for them. They will experience mobile gaming in a whole new level.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Moving to California

Posted by Virgil Burks
My sister is moving to California, and I am so excited for her. I think she will gain a lot of independence being away from the family, and it will be a great experience for her. I am going to miss her, but I am sure I will visit often and we will talk on the phone all the time. I’ve been trying to help her get organized for the move, and we’ve been working hard to get everything together. We went out there for a weekend to find her an apartment, and luckily, we found one pretty fast. It’s in a trendy area with lots of bars and restaurants, so I think she will do well there. Now that we have that taken care of, we are starting to put together the details. We already found out about direct tv California and scheduled the movers to come and unpack her apartment. I feel like things are coming together nicely, and that her move will go smoothly. My mom and I are going to go with her and help her for the first week, so that will be fun. After that, she’ll be all on her own, and I know she’ll love it.

Monday, April 16, 2012

AppGear Reality Toys

This post brought to you by AppGear. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

WowWee, a leader in innovative toys, robotics and consumer electronic products has come up with AppGear, a cutting edge line of apps that interact with collectible toys thus creating a new reality, “Amplified Reality.” They will show just how much mobile gaming has evolved and developed. Every AppGear product, such as collectible toy or playset comes with their own free downloadable app. Each of their products is compatible with all IOS and Android platforms.

The six new titles that AppGear will launch on AppGear Online are AppGear - Foam Fighters, Alien Jailbreak, Elite Commandar, Akodomon, AppGear - ZombieBurbz and Mysterious Raygun.  Alien jailbreak is a first person shooting game filled with strategy and adventure. It involves a top secret military installation and captured alien invaders. Your mission is to stop the alien prisoners from reaching the communications tower and sending an SOS to their home planet. You have to closely monitor the prison for any attempts of the aliens to escape. You will be able to use squirky weapons to enable you to stop the aliens.

The latest innovations in toys and gaming have allowed gamers to enjoy a new level of game play using the latest mobile devices. They can play their favorite games whenever and wherever they want.

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Review | Girls Costumes

Have you ever seen the movie Beauty and the Beast? Beauty and the Beast is one of my daughter’s favorite Disney movies. She loves the story of princess Belle and his knight shining armor, the Beast.
I was quite excited when I was given the opportunity to pick a complimentary costume from anytimecostumes.com in return for a fair review. Seeing how much my daughter loved Princess Belle, I knew she would love to dress up like her.
This special Halloween costume consists of a long, yellow gown made of fabric and organza. The bodice is fitted and embellished with curved gold threading. The skirt is made of multiple layers, with a ruched organza top layer that is echoed by the organza shrug on the shoulders. Also included is a pair of yellow glovelets. Girls costumes are always popular, but the detailed organza and styling makes this one extra special.
I expected the material to to be cheaply made as most costumes in this price range, but to my surprise I was really pleased with the quality and prompt/safe delivery. The retail value for this costume is $44.99 but anytimecostumes.com is listing it for only $34.99. AnytimeCostumes is the world's newest, and most exciting, costume and accessory etailer. They offer tons of different costumes and accessories for infant, children and adult costumes, teen, sexy and couples costumes; even pet and mascot costumes. Plus they have the largest selection of hats, wigs, masks, accessories and make-up, as well as seasonal holiday decorations and props.
Our very own version of Beauty and the Beast...lol!
Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review | PhoneFetcher


I’m so happy when I found out that I was given the opportunity to work with phonefetcher.com. They sent me a FREE product in return for a fair review. The phonefetcher is great for iPhone, iPod, Android, Blackberry, and all types of cellphone. I was very pleased with the product. It’s convenient and easy to use!
PhoneFetcher is made on a stretchable bungee cord, which allows texting and viewing without having to disconnect the phone.
PhoneFetcher takes the stress and hassle out of a person's day, by allowing you to always know where your cell phone is! No more digging in purses to find a ringing phone and missing calls. Never miss a call or lose your phone in your purse, backpack or gym bag again. Thanks to phonefetcher, now I don’t have to worry about missing a call. I just love this invention!
So what are you waiting for? You should try phonefetcher today and see how it works. You might want to follow PhoneFetcher on Twitter on Like them on Facebook.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Dragon's Castle

I bought a dragon fish for my other fish tank last weekend.
Have you ever seen this kind of fish before?
WW & WW

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Update Your Room in A Snap!

This post brought to you by Leviton. All opinions are 100% mine.

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One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom of designing it anyway you want. You can even change the design of your home as often as you like. But some homeowners are hesitant about redecorating their houses because it can be quite costly especially if they need to replace a few fixtures just so they can achieve the change of theme that they want. But with an innovative product like Renu, you will be able to jazz up your rooms as often as you like. The Renu collection includes dimmers, switches, and outlets with faces that you can update whenever you want a new look for your room. If you are thinking of changing the colors of your wall plates, you do not have to worry about your switches because Renu comes in 20 popular paint colors that can complement the new wall paint that you have chosen. Your switches, dimmers and outlets are not just ordinary home fixtures but are also funky decorative items.
I've been trying to finish decorating our guest room for a few months now, but I kept postponing it because I still need some materials to complete the project. Since I would like to jazz up the guest room, I might change the current switch to Renu universal dimmer. I am sure it would look even better. 

Leviton is hosting 3 Twitter events that consumers can participate in where they can win Home Depot gift cards. These events will occur in the following dates:
Wednesday, April 18th 9pm EST 
Thursday, April 26th 9pm EST 
Wednesday, May 2nd 9pm EST
All you have to do is follow @Leviton and #Renu and like Leviton on Facebook to participate in all their events and stand the chance to win some amazing prizes.

6th Birthday

I just want to greet our darling daughter a fabulous Happy Birthday! 
Happy Birthday Akesh
You are such a delight
Fun, giggles and laughs
That precious kiss goodnight
We look forward everyday
To watching you grow and play
You lighten up our lives
In every possible way
Happy Birthday sweetness! Papa and Mama loves you!!!

Special thanks to Rylie for greeting Akesha on the phone this morning. Thanks Rye!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gifts Moms Love Gift Set | Review and Giveaway


Great gift ideas at UncommonGoods
I’m so pleased when I found out that I was given the opportunity to work with Uncommon Goods. This company offers cool and unusual gifts for any occasion and stunning decorative accents for the home. They have thousands of creative gift ideas to choose from. You can find gifts for plant lovers on this page, for animal lovers, gallery gifts and a lot more!
Here's the items I received from them to review: a Heart Vase, a Hidden Animal Mug, and a Stackable Lunch Pot.  Oh boy, I really like them all!
The vase is very unique and beautiful.It feels sturdy and can add decoration to any room. It’s my first time to see a heart shaped base, and I’m amazed!
Another cool and unique item from Uncommon Goods is the Hidden Animal Mug. Again, it's my first time to see a mug like this. The ceramic mug is actually much larger in life, and more sturdy than I thought. This mug is perfect for everyday use.
Last but not the least, my favorite item out of the three is the Stackable Lunch Pot! This product is packed with a handy, reusable "spork" and a carrying strap. It has two bins that keep servings separate and cleverly pile into a tight, vertical column that saves space and spills. It’s designed with airtight containers and a smart stacking system for keeping food fresh and portable.Plus it’s dishwasher and microwave safe.

The Gifts Moms Love Gift set could make a great UncommonGoods mothers day gifts. I’m planning to give the Stackable Lunch Pot for my mom on Mother’s day. I am sure she is going to love it!

Click here to find creative mothers day gifts and other creative gift ideas. So what are you waiting for?

Here’s the FUN part, UncommondGoods is kind enough to give ONE of my US readers a $50 Gift Certificate to their online store! When the contest is over, a winner will be chosen automatically by Rafflecopter using the Random.org website. Giveaway runs until Monday, April 23rd, 2012. So what are you waiting for?

Scotts® Snap® Spreader System

This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

Having a beautiful lawn entails proper care and maintenance. A beautifully kept lawn can create a positive first impression.

Taking care of your lawn has now been made easier by using the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System, a no mess no guess spreader system. The Snap Pac connects directly to the Snap Spreader. There is no cutting required, no opening and no pouring from heavy bags. You do not have to worry about spilling and making a mess on your lawn! The system has an automatic flow adjuster which means that every part of your lawn will have an equal part of the product at all times. You do not have to guess the correct amount of product that each area of your lawn will get. The Snap Pac seals itself once you’re done. It also has a unique EdgeGuard feature that keeps the product where they should be on your lawn. This is definitely what we need for our lawn. I hope my husband would get one for me. 

Check out Snap perks on Facebook to learn more about this amazing spreader system and to know the latest contests and promotions that they have for you. So what are you waiting for? Advertisement

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Need Fast Cash?

If you are in need of some cash for emergency purposes you may consider applying for Auto Title Loan AZ. Lending institutions would only require you to present your auto title as well as proof that you have a regular source of income. The amount of the loan that you will be eligible for will depend on the value of the car. Auto title loans can be processed instantly unlike regular loans that usually take days or even weeks before they are approved or rejected.

Cardinals

I'm always fascinated with birds. I love watching them from our deck patio or even from our room window. There's plenty of birds to see in our backyard.
Cardinals are really pretty! Do you know the difference between male and female cardinals? This type of bird has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. The male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull red-brown shade. Cardinals are active songbirds and sing a variety of different melodies.  
Sorry for the not so good clarity. I was at our room window when I took these photos.

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