Friday, December 28, 2012

Mrs. Smith’s Holiday Microsite

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The holidays can be considered as the most anticipated time of the year but it can also be the most stressful for most people. With so many things to do before Christmas Day itself, most people find themselves rushing to do a variety of things at the same time. From shopping for gifts and wrapping them, to sending out holiday cards to friends and family members and to organizing and attending various Christmas gatherings, it is not unusual for people to find themselves exhausted after the holidays. What is important to remember is to stay organized and focused on the things that you should do in the days leading to Christmas. You should also look into more convenient and faster alternatives such as sending a holiday e-card. At Mrs. Smith’s holiday microsite, you can send a holiday e-card to up to 50 people. Not only will you be able to send a personal message that you want but also, with every e-card that you send, both you and the recipient will get an added bonus of up to two coupons for $1 off any Mrs. Smith’s pies.
MRS.SMITH'S® Classic Blueberry Pie
You can use that coupon when you send a pie to a friend or bring one over to your family member this Christmas. With every pie sold, a $1 donation will be made to Operation Homefront. Mrs. Smith’s will also provide pies to Operation Homefront for Thanksgiving. With so many delicious pies to choose from, like the classic home-style blueberry pie that I’m sure my family would love, Christmas celebrations will even be more memorable with Mrs. Smith’s.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Birthday tsangShy!

I just want to post a quick greeting to a good friend of mine who is celebrating her 25th birthday...hehehee! Happy Birthday bayot!

I wish you a happy birthday, a nice life, full of joy, and I desire you continue in your mission of being happy, making happy beings because the way to being happy is to make others happy first. There are no sufficient words that I can say how thankful I am that you have been part of my life. So on this special day of yours, I would like to say thank you and happy birthday to you my friend!

If you get a chance, please stop by at Simple Happy Life and greet her on her special day! Thanks...;)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Greetings from my family to yours! Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2012

MailPix Review & Giveaway

Christmas is the season for spreading joy and cheer to people around you. Although we all have our own family traditions as to how we celebrate the holiday season, there are some traditions that we all grew up with regardless of wherever in the world we are. Sending holiday cards is a tradition that some people are still doing even during this day and age where there are faster and in a way, more convenient way of sending out holiday greetings. The process of choosing, creating and sending out holiday cards gives it a personal touch.
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There is a website that allows you to send personalized greeting cards of various sizes that are perfect for any occasion. You can use your favorite family photos to create the perfect holiday cards. They even have deals that allow you to save money when you order from them. Simply create an account with MailPix and you can begin sharing your wonderful family memories through the wonderful cards that you will be sending out to family and friends.
Coaster Set- 6 Images4 x 8 Vertical Slimline Greeting Card With Envelope - Season's GreetingsTravel Mug20 x 30 Poster- Landscape - Family offers the best prices on digital prints, greeting cards, photo books, photo enlargements, photo gifts, and all your favorite photo products. I enjoyed using MailPix. The site is very easy to navigate and well organized compare to other printing websites that I've used before. I can honestly say that the quality of their products definitely went above and beyond my expectations. I love all the results of my coaster set, greeting cards, coffee mug, and poster collage.

If you would like to turn your pictures into memories, I would highly recommend MailPix! Grab your 10 free holiday cards and a custom fleece photo blanket for only $20 today. Plus, they offer a 50% OFF on all cards. Hurry because this deal is good until December 31st only. Just use the promo code: HOLIDAY

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8 Years of Blissful Marriage

“Our anniversary is a time to look back at the good times and a time to look ahead to live our dreams together.”
Ayay, I can't believe today marks the 8th anniversary of my wedding to my beloved husband! It feels like it was just yesterday. Happy anniversary to us honey!
Greg and I have changed over the years, but our love for each other is even stronger. Until now we never fail to hold hands all the time and while we sleep. He never fails to say I love you or give me a kiss even when I'm upset. Thanks honey for putting up with me over the years.
We may not have wealth, but we do have each other and that is worth more than anything in the world. I love you honey!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Influenster Holiday VoxBox Review

I feel so fortunate to be one of the influenster members. Have you ever heard of them before? Well, influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. The benefit of becoming an influenster member is that you get to access to exclusive content, product reviews, and discussion within a community of tastemakers.
I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive the Holiday VoxBox. Check out the goodies inside the box! A cup of Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal, NYC new York Color Liquid LipShine, Kiss Nail Dress, Goody Half Round QuikStyle Brush, Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks, and a $25 Off Sole Society Coupon.

My top 3 picks are the following:
 I've never had this kind of fancy hair brush before. What I love most about this Goody QuikStyle Brush is the super absorbent microfiber bristles that removes up to 30% of water. It's like a towel and a brush in one.
My second favorite item is the NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine. This non-sticky lipshine creates the ultimate creamy and soft textured feel. I can use this everyday!
This oatmeal is simply the best. It's very healthy and easy to prepare. Instead of water, I added mine with milk. It was really really good! I enjoyed eating it for breakfast. I just loved the fact that they mixed it with large chunks of real fruits and nuts. 

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Hubby's 46th Birthday!

 We weren't able to celebrate hubby's birthday last Saturday due to his company's annual Christmas party. Instead, we celebrated it the day after.
 Akesha and I bought him a fruit cheesecake. We also took him to Red Lobster for dinner.
It was a very simple but memorable birthday celebration. Way to go hon!

Starlooks December Starbox Review

Starlooks Starbox is a monthly beauty subscription that costs $15 per month which includes 3-4 full size makeup/beauty products. Each box contains a minimum value of $35. Starlooks sent me the December Starbox to try and review. Check out what's inside the box! It's a set of amazing 15 Shade Eye Shadow palettes valued at $99.00.   I just loved all the colors. It offers a wide variety of looks for every type of skin tone and style.
I had so much fun playing around with the colorful eye shadow palettes, and I'm so pleased with how the results turned out. It's shimmery and glittery! I can't wait to try the other palettes.
If you like make up and other beauty products, why not sign up today at to get started. This is also a perfect gift to give to a loved one for Christmas or for just about any occasion.  Also, keep an eye on their January Starbox!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The American Flag

The American flag represents a democratic country and all its history, beliefs and values of its people. It also represents the country’s various accomplishments throughout the year. It is also a symbol of a nation’s pride and American spirit. Just like most flags from other countries, the American flag represents its history. The 13 red and white stripes that you see in them represent the original thirteen colonies. The american flag also helps ignite hope and love for the country and its people especially during trying times such as when the country is undergoing a natural calamity. A flag that is being proudly displayed in front of a home does not only represent the love of country that a person has but also encourages those who see it to never lose hope and triumph over any adversity.
The respect that the people have for the American flag speaks of the respect that they have to the men and women who have made sacrifices to build and protect the country’s freedom. There is a flag etiquette that people must adhere to fully show the respect that they have to the flag and in what it symbolizes.
20x38' American Flag - Nylon
It is important to choose quality flags particularly that will be displayed outdoors. You will need durable flags that can withstand the different elements that will be exposed to. This includes the extreme heat, wind and rain. A flag made from durable fabrics will not get easily torn in whatever type of weather condition it may be exposed to. There is a supplier of quality nylon flags that has been in the flag industry for years. They are a trusted dealer of flags from major flag manufacturers. They also offer other services such as flagpole installation and flagpole maintenance. Through them, you will be able to proudly display an American flag in your home or business establishment.

Monday, December 17, 2012

USAA's Annual Christmas Party 2012

Hubby and I had wonderful night last Saturday. It was like out 2nd night out of the! We went to his company's annual Christmas party. The event was really huge! There were more than 14,000 people attended the big event.
This year's theme was Fire and Ice. There were plenty of food & drinks and not to mention the 53,000 desserts served during the party. It was really awesome!
Meet my newly found Indian friend, Kavitha. She used to work at USAA and now she's working at Bank of the America. Her husband is hubby's office mate. She's very nice and friendly. 

Home Warranty

A home warranty is offered to homebuyers regardless of whether the house is new or not. It serves as a protection against expensive home repairs. There are certain components of the house that may fail after its sale has been finalized. Major home components that usually encounter problems are the plumbing, furnace, air conditioning and the electrical system. Most home warranties also include major home appliances such as the refrigerators and the washers and dryers. When these home components or appliances break down, it can be very costly to repair. Not every homeowner has the funds to have them repaired immediately. A phoenix home warranty is a contract between the homeowner and the home warranty company that provides for discounted repair and replacement. Home warranty companies have agreements with certified service providers. If a major appliance of home component suddenly gets broken, the homeowner would inform the home warranty company about it. They will then call on their approved service providers to look into the problem. If the service provider determines that the repair that is required is covered by the warranty, they will then make the needed repair. The homeowner will only be required to pay a small service fee. If you are planning on buying a home anytime soon, a home warranty is something that you should look into.

Table Centerpieces

Table centerpieces are one of the major decoration pieces in wedding receptions. Whatever theme you may have for your wedding, there are centerpieces that can complement it. You can have them professionally made or if you want a more personal touch, there are DIY centerpieces that you can make. You can choose the traditional table centerpieces which usually includes flowers of different variety. Among the common flowers that are included in centerpieces are roses, orchids, irises, tulips and daffodils. The colors of these flowers usually match the color theme at the ceremony. Candles of different sizes and colors are also one of the popular choices for table centerpieces. One of the most modern kinds is floating candle bowls that are also fast becoming a favorite decoration piece in wedding receptions. They are readily available from wedding favor stores that offer not just table centerpieces but also other items such as favor bags, wedding accessories, decorating supplies and other decorative items that are needed in various kinds of important occasions. If, however, you choose to make them on your own make sure that you allot plenty of time for it so that you will be able to create them properly and not rush into it.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

White Elephant

I wrapped hubby's Christmas white elephant gift last night. I'm not going to tell what's inside because I don't want to spoil the! They're actually having a Christmas white elephant party tomorrow at his work. 
Photo: Wrapped hubby's Xmas white elephant gift.
How are you family with the white elephant game? The "white elephant" game is a popular way to exchange gifts at holiday parties. To play the game, each person must bring a gift and put it into a collection of presents. Participants take turns picking a gift from the pile and deciding if they want to keep it or swap it for a gift someone else has already picked and unwrapped.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Reward Cards

Got some of my reward cards last month. I used some of them already during the Cyber Monday!
I'm still waiting for my other reward cards from and I can't wait to spend the remaining reward! You know Christmas is just around the corner!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Salina Conklin Cars

Choosing a car dealership can be quite overwhelming especially since you want to make sure that you choose the right one. If you haven’t had any experience when it comes to car dealerships in Manhattan Kansas  there are certain things that you can do to narrow down the choices that are available to you. You can begin by visiting the websites of car dealerships operating in your area. Read about the various services they offer as well as the vehicles that are currently up for sale or for rent. Contact their customer service department if you have any questions about their services. Extra services such as car financing assistance are something that you should look out for if you think you have a need for such services. Gather as much information as you need because it will help you decide on the most suitable car rental Salina KS dealership for you. Customer feedback is also important. Talk with former and current customers if possible so that you can have an idea if a particular car dealership is able to provide quality services to their clients. Once you have chosen the right car dealership, then you can contact them so that they can begin in helping you choose the right vehicle for you.

REAL Clairvoyant Psychic Assistance

We all have our own ways of dealing with our problems. Some people are so emotionally affected by their problems that they cannot think objectively, hence, their problems get more complicated. When this happens, they seek out the help of the people around them, particularly their family and friends. Others seek professional advice from psychiatrists while there are those who seek the assistance of clairvoyants. People go to clairvoyants for a variety of reasons not just when they have problems which need to be resolved immediately. There are those who may be wary about their future, such as the future of their family and their career. They want to have an idea of whether they are on the right track and whether they will be able to reach their goals in life.

Nowadays, a person can seek psychic advice by phone unlike before when one has to talk to a clairvoyant face-to-face. This is suitable to those who want to keep their identity private. The client is the one who will set the schedule which means he can have the consultation he needs at the time that he prefers. They can talk about different subjects such as career, love and relationship and other pressing matters that they need to talk about.

Tips choosing asisted living care on the south east shore

Finding the right assisted living facility, whether it's on the southeast shore or anywhere else, can be a little difficult. You may not know what to look for, and you may be worried that you are sending your loved ones to a bad facility. If you want to find the best facility, then you need to know what things to look for. This article will give you some important tips for choosing the best assisted living facility for your parents or grandparents.

The Staff
You should always pay attention to the staff before choosing the facility. A good facility can have all of the best services and amenities, but bad staff members can ruin everything. Talk with the staff and watch their reactions. Are the staff members happy to answer your questions, or do they seem rushed or disinterested?

You should also ask them about how emergencies are handled. This will give you a good idea of how responsible the staff members are if an emergency ever happens.

The Residents
You should also speak to the residents before making your decision. If the residents look unhappy or bored, then this might mean that the facility isn't right for your loved ones. A good facility will often have seniors that are happy and interacting with each other.

Most facilities encourage the residents to interact, and this is a good sign. You should also ask the residents to see what they think about the facility. While you might get a bad opinion here and there, you should listen to the majority. If most of the people are happy, then the facility might be right for your loved ones.

An assisted living facility has to do more than just take care of your loved ones. While this is important, a good facility will also offer activities to keep the residents from getting bored. These activities will also make it easier for the residents to interact.

You should ensure that the facility offers regular activities that residents can easily participate in. You should also ensure that these activities would be enjoyable for your loved ones. Boring activities might make your loved ones feel even worse, and this can lead to other problems.

How is the food? A good assisted living facility will offer nutritious food that is specifically made for seniors. The food will be easier to eat, and it will also give seniors the vitamins and minerals they need to be healthy. This will help improve or maintain their health, and it will also make the seniors happier about living at the facility.

Some facilities may let you taste the food, but most will give you a menu. Look at the menu with your loved ones to see what they think.

Health Problems
The unfortunate truth is that seniors are usually more at risk for health problems due to weakened immune systems. You should ask the assisted living facility about how health problems, both emergency and non-emergency, are handled. Some facilities will be able to treat your loved ones at the facility. Other facilities will need to move the senior to a medical center for better treatment.

The best facilities will be able to administer at least basic medical care. At the same time, facilities that can't administer much care shouldn't be outright discarded if they can quickly get seniors the care that they need.

The last thing you should look at while choosing an assisted living facility is the level of cleanliness. This is obviously very important. Poor cleanliness can lead to infections and illnesses in the residents, and it doesn't show well on the level of care that your loved ones will receive.

Pay attention to odors while touring the facility. While there might be a smell here and there, an overall bad smell might mean that there is a real problem with cleanliness at the facility.

Choosing the right assisted living facility on the southeast shore or anywhere else can be difficult. There are many facilities, but you only want to send your loved ones to the best. Follow these tips to ensure that you pick the right facility.

Author Bio
Mark Carol is a health writer for, a leading source of information on a range of topics related to elderly care and assisted living.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cool Gear Review

I was given the opportunity to work with Cool Gear recently, and they sent me some of their COOL products to try and review. Cool Gear International is known for its innovative, fun and trendy products that speak to the needs of today's creative culture. They offer all kinds of cool gears such as hydration bottles with EZ freeze technology, eco 2 go chillers & mugs, EZ freeze pure filtration bottles, travel mugs, stayfit food storage, kids hydration & food storage, go gear, travel accessories, and stainless bottles.
21oz Snowglobe TumblerStayfit Deluxe Salad Kit
Eco Gear sent me a 21 oz snowglobe chiller and a Stayfit Deluxe Salad Kit. My daughter fell in love with the snow globe chiller right after she saw it. It's really cute and has a neat holiday design. She even used and filled the chiller with lemonade. What I like about this chiller is that it's BPA Free and the snowglobe is removable. Plus it's very easy to clean and are top shelf dishwasher safe. Overall, I loved the high-quality and affordability of their products. Cool Gear products are definitely a perfect gift to give this holiday season. 
Check out this cute youtube video of Cool Gear Snowglobe Chiller:

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Christmas Wishlist

Check out what my 6-year old daughter's Christmas wishlist this year. Hahaha! Hubby and I was laughing out loud when she showed her list to us. Oh, boy! I hope Santa will deliver these stuff on!
She misspelled the shimmer one. I'm not exactly sure what that is. I asked her about it, and she said that it's something she saw on a TV commercial.

Books for Rent!

Renting books is a great way to save on school expenses. With the cost of tuition fees continuously rising each year, renting books can be a practical way for students to have all the books they need for a particular term without having to spend most of their budget in books alone. Good thing there is a textbook rental company that offers virtually any book for rent. Students get to save 40-90% off of bookstore prices. This is a huge savings considering textbooks that are being sold at bookstores can be quite costly.

Students are assured that their books will arrive on time. Free shipping both ways is also being offered which means that there will be no additional costs when renting books through them. Flexible renting periods are also available which is ideal when students need to extend or adjust the period in which they will rent the books. They are also known for their excellent customer service which means they are able to address as soon as possible whatever concerns their customers would have. A donation is also made to Operation Smile with every book rented which means that you don’t only get to rent the books that you need at a much affordable rate but you also get to contribute to a good cause.

Just check out this video on how Campus Book Rental works:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Polar Bear Coolers

Are you looking for high quality portable coolers? You should not look any further because Polar Bear Coolers are built stronger to last longer. The Polar Bear Cooler features a 1000 D luggage grade nylon outer shell. It has a 5-layer air trap design that keeps ice for 24 hours in 100+ F heat and will keep hot up to 200 degrees for many hours. How cool is that sound?  

This type of cooler is perfect for fishing trips, hunting, camping, golf, picnics or just hanging around by the beach. I believe this cooler is much easier to travel with compare to the regular plastic cooler. This is definitely a perfect gift to give this Christmas or for any occasion.
Polar Bear Cooler Features:
- Heavy duty luggage grade 1000 denier nylon outer shell.
- Specialized open cell foam air trap design.
- Leak proof / Sweat proof Dura-Temp liner.
- Heavy duty #8 weatherized rubber-coated zipper.
- Padded shoulder strap.
- Side release buckles, heavy duty built to last.
- Side pocket with rubber coated zipper.
- Velcro wrap around handle.
- Zipper pull-tab / bottle opener.

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Gift Basket

I received a FREE gift basket a few days ago from a very generous sponsor. Thanks to Gift Basket Plus for sponsoring!
I loved everything in it!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Custom Built Concession Trailers

Participating in festivals is a great way to experience the culture of any place. Learning about a particular place’s history and culture can also give you a better understanding of its people. You will learn to appreciate the similarities and differences of different peoples as well as what makes them unique.
Festivals also offer great business opportunities since there are sure to be a huge number of people attending. Local businesses see it as an excellent opportunity for them to promote their brand, products and services to more potential clients. And since they will be interacting with their customers, they can also get instant feedback about their products and services. Custom Concessions trailers are a great way to attract the attention of people attending the festival. Its design will allow you to work efficiently and at the same time showcase your different products. With a concession trailer that is designed to meet your needs, you will be able to maximize the business opportunity that local festivals can offer.

Dickies Clothing

When it comes to work and casual clothes, we all want those that are durable and comfortable to wear. We want to make sure that the clothes that we wear when we work or attend casual events do not only fit well but will allow us to look good and move around comfortably. Choosing the right work clothes is also important because they need to be able to provide us with the protection that we need while we perform our jobs. Other accessories such as sturdy footwear are also important and must be chosen carefully.
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There is a trusted clothing retailer that offers quality work and casual clothing to workers across the country. With trusted brands such as Carhartt, Levis, Dickies Clothing, Timberland and LaCrosse, shoppers are sure to find all their clothing needs at the store. For additional savings, they can avail of free shipping for purchases of over $100. Customers also get to track their orders easily and returns are also easy so customers do not have to worry about it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fall Foliage

 It's officially fall in Texas! Fall foliage, finally! Weeee, looks like we're left behind compared to some states in the US. Well, I'm not complaining though because I love the weather here. 
It gets chilly in the morning but it warms up during the day time. We're still on the 75s - 80s right now. Oh, I just loved the beauty of fall!

Starlooks November Starbox Review

Check out what I've got in the mailbox the other day! It's a cute, classy, and a very sleek leopard box from Have you ever heard of them before? Starlooks Starbox is a monthly beauty subscription that costs $15 per month which includes 3-4 full size makeup/beauty products. Each box contains a minimum value of $35.
I was recently given the opportunity to work with Starlooks, and they sent me the November Starbox to try and review. Here are the beauty products inside the November Starbox.
An eyeshadow quad palette, a tender gloss lipstick, an eyelash tool, and a 2 quartz crystal that attracts energy and maintain focus. I just liked everything inside the box!
The tender gloss lipstick was simply irresistible! I tried it on right after I opened the box. It's very smooth and non-sticky. I fell in love with its shimmery golden and glossy texture. I just loved it!
If you like make up and other beauty products, why not sign up today at to get started! This is also a perfect gift to give to a loved one for Christmas! Also,  keep an eye on their December Starbox! The December’s box is a $99 value for only $15 and it will include a 15 shade pro eye shadow palette. How exciting!

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