Saturday, July 28, 2012

All Packed and Ready to GO!

My family and I are leaving the country for a week. We are taking a 7 day cruise to Jamaica, Cayman Island, and Mexico. We are very excited about this trip and we can't wait to explore the Carnival Magic cruise ship. I'll keep you posted!
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All packed and ready to go. We will be leaving on Sunday, but we are driving a day early going to Galveston .
My husband deserves this vacation because he works very hard everyday. Thanks hon for all your hard work. Love yah!


Here's a quick peek of the ship:

Thanks for dropping by!

Baby Carriers | Mei Tai

Baby carriers such as wrap around carriers are not just an excellent way to bring your baby with you wherever you go but they also encourage your baby’s emotional and physical development. Having your baby close to you makes your baby feel more secured as he hears your heartbeat, feels the warmth of your breath and smells your unique scent. The combination of all these can help them feel more secured and relaxed especially when you expose them to new environments. If you want to know the many benefits of baby carriers like Mei Tai, you can read some tips online to help you decide whether you want one for your baby. You can also learn about the different types of baby wraps or carriers. This will help you determine which one will work best for you and your baby. You can also browse for information on where to purchase quality but affordable baby carriers either from commercial retailers or from online shops.
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Mei Tai is made from a long piece of handwoven cloth, the mei tai wrap ensures comfort and safety for your little one. To look through a variety of these Asian-inspired baby carriers, check out this website.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Traffic Ticket Lawyers

Receiving tickets for a traffic violation can be a disheartening experience for most people, especially for those who haven’t had any traffic tickets before. The thought of losing their license can also be traumatic for them. In situations like this, it is best if one hires the services of a traffic lawyer. At law firms such as Chucker Reibach, you will find lawyers that have the knowledge, skills and experience that can provide you with the best legal representation that you will need. The traffic ticket lawyers in Chesterfield County VA  that they have know how to properly defend their clients charged with reckless driving, speeding tickets, DUI, hit and run and other similar cases. They are known to be dedicated in every case that they handle and in providing the best legal defense that their clients need. They work hard to ensure that their clients will receive the most favorable outcome on their cases.

If haven’t had the need to hire a traffic lawyer before, you need to consider a few important factors in order to find the most suitable lawyer for you. The first step would be to find the most reputable law firm in your area that specializes in cases similar to yours. They should have competent lawyers who are willing to put in many hours of hard work just to be able to study your case well and come up with the best legal representation that you will need. You also need to find a lawyer that you are comfortable with since you will be interacting with them throughout the duration of your case.

Blue Plaid Shirt

Here's another item that I grabbed from my mom's closet. A blue plaid shirt, the belt is not included though. The shirt won't fit her anymore. So she has no choice but to give it to me...lol! It's a Crissa brand by the way.


Flex Belt Coupons

Have you heard about the Flex Belt Ab Toning Device? I have come across an advertisement about The Flex Belt online and got curious about what the product has to offer. I have been meaning to buy an effective exercise device that I can use at home and it may the one that I have been looking for. Through the online ad I learned that the Flex Ab Toning Device has passed the standards of the FDA and it has been cleared for toning, firming and strengthening the stomach muscles. This is suitable for busy moms like me who do not have the time to go to the gym regularly. By simply putting on the toning ab belt, its patented medical-grade technology will immediately work and stimulate the nerves in the abs that will make the muscles contract and relax. The muscles in your abdomen will get the abdominal workout it needs because the right ab muscles are targeted. You also get a thorough abdominal workout while doing other things around the house with the Flex Ab Toning Device. You can click here if you want to learn more about this amazing product.

AstroBrights Papers

This post brought to you by Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper. All opinions are 100% mine.
Summer is almost over for my future first grader. Her school is going to start soon. I believe she’s going to go back on the second week of August. I can tell that she’s very excited about it. My husband and I are excited for her too!
She spends most of her time at home doing summer studies with me. We also enrolled her in a private swimming lesson for a week, but most of the time she’s at home studying and getting ready for first grade. She’s doing great and made a lot of improvements.
One of our activities everyday is arts and crafts. One time I got mad at her because she used all the colored papers that I bought recently. I asked her why she uses them all. She answered: “They’re not good mama, these kind of papers get ripped easily.” Oh man, no wonder why. I should have listened to my husband’s suggestion to get AstroBrights papers.
AstroBrights Papers come in 23 bright colors. They’re perfect for projects at home, school or the office. You can also use them for your next brochure, invitation, flyer, announcement or craft project. AstroBrights Paper is about creativity and getting noticed. Now I know what brand I should get when I shop for colored papers.
By the way, if you would like to support your local elementary school, you should enter the "Give a Brighter Year" sweepstakes sponsored by AstroBrights Papers . You can win a cash prize and school supplies valued at $30,000 for the school of your choice.
You might want to participate in the family-friendly "Make Something Astrobright" design challenges as well. Just unleash your creativity for a chance to win AstroBrights Paper and other prizes! All you have to do is share your projects with pictures and video, and if you share anything via Pinterest or Twitter please use the hashtag “#goastrobrights”. So what are you waiting for? You should join today!

Nine West Bag

Got this from my mom when I visited them a few months ago. It's a nine west bag. Actually, it came from Manila. Her friend sent it to her as a Christmas present. My mom don't like using it because it's a shoulder bag, so I immediately grabbed it and put it on my suitcase....lol! Now, it's mine!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Product Review | Boost Mobile: 4G HTC Evo Design Phone

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

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Cell phones is one of the greatest inventions of all time. According to my research, there are more than 90% of Americans and more than 4.6 billion people worldwide have mobile phones today. How amazing!
I personally consider myself a bit of a phone junkie user. Why? It’s because I tend to go for the newest phone that comes along. I have a total of 6 mobile phones for the last 7 years. Crazy right? Well, it’s just that I'm never quite satisfied with any phone I’ve had.
Thanks to Boost Mobile for given me the chance to test out and review their 4G HTC Evo Design phone. I have used this phone for a few days now, and I think it is outstanding. I like the big screen and the large keypad. It's a durable piece, as well as a reliable phone. The only issue I have is that is has a short battery life. Of course I would like a long lasting battery life, and who wouldn't? But the image quality of pictures, speed and ease of use, and overall functionality is exceptional.

Here’s what Boost Mobile offers:
• Value
- Boost Mobile offers customers one of the best values out there in the pre-paid wireless industry including but not limited to talk, text and internet, without contacts and with an attractive loyalty program.
• No contracts
- Boost Mobile doesn’t tie you down to a contract. On the contrary, having Boost Mobile doesn’t require you to have a credit check or contract to stay with them. However, if you do decide to stay, Boost Mobile will reward your loyalty.
• Loyalty Program
- Boost Mobile appreciates and rewards your loyalty by reducing your payments in $5 increments each month after 6 on-time payments, for a max of $15 off your monthly recurring charge. To take advantage of this program, you just have to make 6 on-time monthly payments and they will reduce your payments. Plus, Boost Mobile offers customers 4G at its best price point with shrinking payments as low as $40 a month when you pay on time.
The benefits for consumers with Boost Mobile 4G are faster data speeds and the ability to do different things at once without having to sacrifice network, speed and quality. Like streaming, recording video and downloading email.
Phone Features:
1.2 GHz processor
qHD 4" LCD touchscreen
5MP rear camera with LED flash
1.3MP Front facing camera
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
HTC Sense 3.6
1560mah battery
2GB Internal Memory + 2GB micro SD card = 4GB total memory
Bluetooth 3.0
Micro USB port
3.5mm headphone port
Sprint WiMax 4G Capability
SIM card port for global connectivity
I highly recommend this phone to anyone who wants a great camera/smart phone with access to great applications. Trust me, this phone will not let you down. If you are looking for a pre paid android based phone, this is definitely one of the best you can get on the market today.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

First of all, I would like to say my deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and survivors of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. "The premiere of the Batman movie will forever be attached to the event that led to the magnitude of violence that was carried to fruition by one individual within a matter of minutes." Such a tragic event....:( 
Two days after the premier of Batman "The Dark Knight Rises", my family and I decided to watch the movie at our local movie theater. We watched it after the church service. We got a military discount and paid $6.00 each for the three of us, good thing hubby and I always carry our Military ID.
Wow, in my opinion this movie is bigger than the previous two. The cast is very large and pretty impressive with excellent performances. It's one of the best movies I've seen. Trust me you will not be disappointed when you see this film. The last part of the movie is my favorite scene. I can't wait for the upcoming Batman and Robin tandem soon. Kudos to Christopher Nolan!
"Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy concludes with this Warner Brothers release that finds The Dark Knight pitted against Bane, an unstoppable foe possessed of tremendous physical and intellectual strength. Nearly a decade after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's death and disappearing into the darkness, a fugitive Batman (Christian Bale) watches from the shadows as the Dent Act keeps the streets of Gotham City free of crime. Meanwhile, an elusive cat burglar seizes the chance to strike, and a masked anarchist plots a devastating series of attacks designed to lure Bruce Wayne out of the shadows. Determined not to abandon the people who he once risked his life to protect, The Dark Knight emerges from his self-imposed exile ready to fight. But Bane (Tom Hardy) is ready, too, and once Batman is within his grasp, he will do everything in his power to break Gotham City's shadowy savior. Oscar-winner Michael Caine and Gary Oldman return in a sequel also starring Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt."


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review | Children's Drawing DVD


I'm pretty sure some people like to draw, but it's not my cup of tea. Growing up, I'm more interested in arts and crafts. However, I do value and appreciate art very much. 
Now that I have a kid of my own, I really want my daughter to learn how to draw. I'm aware that art is an important component of children's learning. That's why I encourage my daughter to draw at a young age, and bought all the necessary tools for her to use. The only problem is that both hubby and I don't know how to draw. We can draw some basic figures but it's not good as you can imagine. I'm glad Steps4Kids sent me a new drawing DVD for FREE!  What a great solution. It's just what my daughter needed.
My 6 year old tried the DVD right after we opened it. After a few minutes of watching the easy-to-follow auditory instruction, this is what she came up with. Pretty impressive and what a progress! She's been using the DVD every day, and it's now part of her summer study.
The Steps4Kids to Draw DVD provides approximately 90 minutes of drawing fun by showing how to draw items from four categories:
1. Animals (such as those found on a farm, in a house, in the water or at the zoo)
2. People (faces using different expressions such as happy, sad, mad, female, and male profiles, and basic clothing)
3. Shapes (basic shapes using color models to help with the drawing and recognition of a circle, square, triangle, rhombus/diamond, hearth, cube and star)
4. Things ( such as bike, car, flowers, house, trees and more!)
Each section (Animals, People, Shapes and Things) has "all play" features that enable viewers to play multiple demonstrations at once but also enables viewers to select each item individually to practice their favorite items!
Steps4Kids goal is not to replace imagination but to empower it. I highly recommend this DVD to everyone!

Available at Steps4kids.com for $24.99. You might also want to like them on Facebook. By the way, aside from this DVD, they also have Multiple Award Winning Printing, Cursive and Multiplication DVDs for home and school use!

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.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Short Term Model

I had a blast during my Philippine trip a couple of months ago. Since I was traveling alone this time and didn't plan on going anywhere, I decided to spend most of my time with my family.
Clothes for hubby. Some Polo shirts and jeans. 
One of my favorite bonding moments that me and my mom did was SHOPPING! She took me (plus Greg & Akesha) on a shopping spree! Well, thanks to my dad for letting me splurge their money. He knows I owe them big time...but he also knew I couldn't afford to pay them back. So basically, I don't owe them anything...lol!
Mom requested some photos of Greg and Akesha wearing the clothes that she bought for him them. The model wasn't up for photo opp when he got home from work, but I insisted....lol!
After my 3-week vacation, I got home with 2 luggage filled with clothes and other goodies from the Philippines. Thanks to my parents for spoiling me/us every time I/we visit them. Can't wait to go back there soon! Two more years.





Saturday, July 21, 2012

Boost Mobile

This post brought to you by Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.
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For most people having their own mobile phone is more of a necessity and not a luxury. A mobile phone is a useful tool that is used both in their personal and professional lives. Consumers can choose the mobile phone service that offers them the mobile phone they prefer with the service plan they want. Those who do not want to avail of a post paid plan mainly because they want to be able to monitor their expenses closely each week choose to avail of prepaid plans instead.
Boost Mobile offers the best prepaid plans to customers who are looking for a dependable network that is responsive to their needs. Customers who decide to avail of their services are not tied down to a contract and they are not required to undergo credit checks. A loyalty program is also being offered to loyal clients who decide to stay with Boost Mobile for a long time. This includes the reduction of payments in $5 increments each month after 6 on-time payments. Boost Mobile offers customers 4G at its best price point with shrinking payments as low as $40 a month when you pay on time.
Boost Mobile has all the latest technology, including 4G and cell phones such as HTC Evo Design 4G.  Boost Mobile’s 4G technology offers faster data speeds which allow their customers to do multiple things simultaneously. This includes streaming, recording a video and downloading a video without sacrificing network, speed and quality. Other prepaid plans are also available that are designed to cater to the individual needs of their customer
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Bed Rails

Caring for the elderly at home is big responsibility and all the necessary precautions should be taken to reduce the risk of accidents from occurring. Their being at home most of the time does not lessen the risk of our elderly loved one of getting injured. An older person who may have a health condition or a physical disability may not be able to move around as efficiently as they want to. Even getting out of bed may be too much of an effort for them. It would be best if we provide them with the tools they will need that will not only keep them safe but will also allow them to do even the simple things properly. The bed rails for a twin size bed are suitable for older people who may not be able to keep themselves from falling out of bed. Installing these bed rails can help provide for them a safer sleeping environment. The elderly can just hold on to the bed rail if they want to sit up or shift their position on the bed. At www.parentgiving.com, one will find all the senior care tools and equipments that an elderly person would need. They provide quality products that can make the everyday lives of older people easier, particularly those who are sick or those with disabilities. They also have mobility devices and medical supplies that those who are getting medical treatment and care at home will need.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bathroom Accessories

You don’t have to embark on a full scale bathroom renovation project just to have the new bathroom that you want. If you think your bathroom is no longer functional, but you don’t have the budget to start a bathroom renovation, you can just make a few changes in the bathroom. There may be some bathroom accessories that you need to change to achieve the functional and stylish bathroom that you want. Determine which bathroom fixtures are just taking too much space and are no longer needed. You need to consider the growing needs of your family to help you decide which new bathroom accessories should be added. If you have no idea on which bathroom accessories to buy and how much they would cost, you can browse through home improvement websites and online stores. They have the latest collections of bathroom accessories that you can choose from. You can buy the collection that has the design that you want at the price that you can afford.

Wedding Decorations

Choosing the right wedding decorations can help you create the right mood or theme that you want for your wedding. Getting married is an important milestone and it is only proper that you make your wedding as memorable as possible. Once you have chosen the theme that you want, you can start choosing wedding decorations that can help you achieve the theme that you want. You can choose from the premade wedding decorations that are available commercially or have them customized according to your specifications. You also have to make sure that you choose those that are of excellent quality to ensure that they will not fall apart when you use them.

Petting Area

Last month was a busy month for us. My BIL and his family from Oregon came to visit us here in Texas. And it was great seeing them all again. Also, my other BIL and his kids who live 5 hours away from us came down to visit as well. Dias reunion! Akesha was ecstatic when she saw her cousins.
We spent most of our days outside. One of the places we visited was the Natural Bridge Wild Life Ranch. It's a drive thru zoo where you can feed the animals while driving.
Having a great time at the petting area.
The zoo is home to over 50 species of animals from all over the world.
She turned red after the whole excursion. Gosh, it was 105 degrees that day!


Wedding Cake Toppers

The wedding cake is considered by most people as the centerpiece of wedding receptions. The wedding cake is what most wedding guests immediately notice when they arrive at the wedding venue. While there are still those that choose the more traditional wedding cake toppers, more and more couples are now choosing the new designs of wedding cake toppers. They can choose the monogram cake toppers where couples can choose the letters of their first names, the sports cake toppers which will show just how big of a sports fan the couple is, or the theme cake toppers which can complement the theme that they have for the wedding reception.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Commercial and Residential Mailboxes for Sale

If you are one of those who like to send or receive mails or postcards, then having a mailbox is important. It keeps all your mail organized especially if you receive multiple mails each week. Those who have home based business need to have a mailbox since they send out different documents to their clients, investors and suppliers. There are different commercial and residential mailboxes for sale that one can choose from. They come in a variety of designs, sizes and colors. They can match the theme or design of your home. They can even enhance the beauty of your front yard. There are online retailers that offer mailboxes sale for both residential and commercial buildings. They have websites that features all the mailboxes that they have for sale. These mailboxes for sale can be purchased through their websites and customers can have them delivered straight to their homes. They can even ask for assistance if they don’t know how to install them properly.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Heirloom Jewelry

Haven't you noticed that diamond and sapphire engagement rings have become all the rage these days? I think it has to do with Kate Middleton's famous engagement ring. If she has a sapphire and diamond ring from Prince William, well I got an emerald and diamond jewelry set (earrings & ring) from my mom....lol!
It's made of 1.46 ct Emerald and14k yellow gold surrounded by a cluster of 14 diamonds. 
My mom has this set for over 15 years now. She finally hand it to me when I had my recent vacation to the Philippines last May-June. Thanks a lot mom! I will always take good care of your jewels. I might need to pawn them someday...nyahahhaa...joke!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Luxurious Fabrics

Bella Notte Linens and Luxury Linens
No matter how young or old you may be, getting a good night sleep is something that you should prioritize. Getting enough sleep helps us function well throughout the day. It is important to remember though that it is not about the number of hours that you spend sleeping but about the quality of sleep that you get. Being able to sleep soundly and comfortably is essential and you can achieve that by investing in good quality beddings and linens. The Garden Gates offers the best collection of quality linens and beddings that provide only the most comfortable and luxurious sleep that one can have. They have Bella Notte Linens that come in gorgeous collection of colors, fabrics and textures that are compatible with any d├ęcor. Made from the finest fabrics. These luxury linens and beddings will not only add beauty and elegance to your bedroom but most importantly, provide you with the most comfortable sleep that you will ever have. The Garden Gates provides a reference guide that can help customers in choosing the right linens and beddings for their bedroom. Creating the luxurious bedroom that you have always wanted is possible through the wide range of products that they offer.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

4th of July Celebration

We spent our 4th of July celebration at our local park. We brought some foods and drinks with us. We also brought chairs, cot and a blanket for us to sit on during the fireworks show. It was pretty hot that day. I'm glad we found a nice shade spot for us to hide while waiting for the big event.
Since it's 4th of July, I've got to wear something that has red, blue, and white on it. So I chose to wear my fireworks shoes...lol!
Our patriotic little girl who can't wait to see the fireworks show. 


The show was very spectacular! We had fun!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Atlantic Luggage and Legoland Sweepstakes

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

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It's summertime once again and that means it's time to get outside, time with friends and family, and traveling adventures. In Texas, it gets blazing hot and humid in the summer. That’s why sometimes we don’t do outdoor stuff. I’m glad we are taking our summer vacation this year outside the country. We are going on a 7- day cruise to Mexico, Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. I can’t wait!

Since my family and I love to travel and explore new places, we always make sure we have durable suitcase/s with us to take. Having the right luggage for us makes traveling so much easier and less stressful.

If you like to travel and visit new places like us, you might want to join the Atlantic Luggage and Legoland Sweepstakes at atlanticluggage.com today!

You could win
- A 2 day vacation for two adults and two children to Legoland in Florida. Legoland Florida has a new waterpark (opened May 2012) with wave pool, tube slides and body slides. Families can also imagine, design, and build a unique LEGO vessel and set it afloat on the 1,000ft lazy river.
- The prize includes hotel for 2 nights (one 4 occupancy room)
- Car voucher
- Meet and Greet with a LEGOLAND Master Model Builder
- A free set of Atlantic luggage. Atlantic Luggage is affordable, durable and lightweight -- perfect for families on the go. Collections include a variety of styles and sizes with something for everyone.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Abaca Bag

One of my closest friends's mom in college is so thoughtful and very accommodating. When I went to the Philippines last month, I visited her and surprisingly she gave me a gorgeous abaca bag. I was elated when she hand it to me. Thanks AnteGaring! I super love the bag.
The Philippines is the leading grower of abaca. Today, abaca is produced commercially in only three countries: Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Unisex Scrubs

Choosing the proper nursing scrubs is important not only because it something that you must wear at work but also because the right scrubs will allow you to do your job properly. If you work in the medical industry as a nursing assistant, hospital technician or other similar jobs, then you know that wearing nursing scrubs is a requirement. Even those who are in the last year of their training at medical schools are even required to wear them. A nursing scrub is usually consist of a baggy shirt and pants with drawstring or elastic waistband. It comes in variety of colors, designs and prints like the Landau 7502 scrub top. Some even have cheerful designs and cartoon character prints on them which are suitable to those who work closely with children. These medical scrubs are made in flexible and strong fabric that allows fluid movement. They are comfortable to wear which s essential when one is to work for long extended hours each day.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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