Saturday, January 26, 2013

5k Graffiti Run

Ayay, tomorrow will be a colorful day for us! My family and I are participating a 5k run. We've been waiting for this moment since October. Wish us luck! I hope our 6-year old will reach the finish line.
Our uniform.
Here's the official video of 2013 Graffiti Run.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Quick and Easy Magic Hair Loss Treatment

I have to say that going bald is the one big concern among most men and women. I honestly can't imagine myself being bald. It would be uncomfortable for me going out in the public. My husband on the other hand has been dealing with hair thinning since he was in the Navy. His forehead is getting thinner. He actually tried a hair loss treatment for men before, but to his dismay it didn't work out. Now he's completely fine going bald.
Anyhow, I recently got the chance to work with Fibond. Have you ever heard of them before? Fibond is a company who created innovative hair loss solution that doesn't wash out and looks like real hair. I was ecstatic when they sent a free bottle of Fibond - Hair Building Fibers for my husband to try out.
My husband has been a good sport for trying the product even though he's the most skeptical person I know. Fibond definitely gives him a full head of hair in 30 seconds. It works like magic! My husband was absolutely amazed by the result. Just look at the before and after photo of his head. I would highly recommend this product. WARNING: This product is not a permanent solution.
If you are suffering from hair loss, why not try Fibond! Fibond is an amazing breakthrough product for men and women that suffer from hair loss. It has changed many lives and given back confidence to thousands of men and women. You might want to check out these VIDEOS and see how effective Fibond is.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nail Stickers

I'm lov'n my nail stickers. It's chic and fashionable. It's the best alternative to nail polish!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Branch Clock Wall Decal by Dezign With a Z

I love home decorating. I'm not a professional interior decorator but it's one of my favorite hobbies. I believe that having a beautifully decorated home doesn't need to break the bank. As a savvy wife and a mom, I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive ways to decorate our home.

It has been two years since we purchased our house, and I've been decorating our home since the first day we moved. I'm telling you, decorating a 4-bedroom house is a work in progress.

Recently, I was searching for modern decorating ideas that goes well with our black and white themed living room. I'm so glad I was able to find some modern wall decals from Dezign with a Z.
Our dull and boring entryway.
Dezign with a Z offers a wide range of affordable and original removable wall decals and murals for home and office. 
I was given the opportunity to review the Branch Clock Wall Decal. I just loved how it looks on the wall. The decal was so easy to apply and easy to remove. The branch clock wall decal is available in 24 different colors. For only a few minutes, I was able to change the look of our living room. It truly complements our black and white themed living room. I forgot to mention that this wall clock decal includes a clock mechanism which longest arm is 8.5".
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top 5 Things to Keep Children Healthy This Winter

The winter season is here once again and parents are looking for things that they can do to keep their children healthy this winter season. When it comes to keeping your children healthy, there are several things that parents can do. In addition to getting children vaccinated for the flu, parents should encourage their children to eat well, get the proper sleep, make sure children wash their hands regularly and ask healthy children to stay away from sick children and adults.

Get Your Children Vaccinated to Keep Them Healthy This Winter

Many experts are suggesting that parents bring their children in for the flu vaccination this year. According to pediatricians, getting children vaccinated is the one way to help prevent children from contacting the flu. Although everyone is at risk at getting the flu, doctors are encouraging households with multiple children to really consider the benefits of having all of their children vaccinated.

Encourage Your Children to Wash Their Hands All The Time

To keep children healthy, pediatricians and doctors are asking parents to make sure their children wash their hands throughout the day. To help keep clean, doctors are recommending that parents give their children hand sanitizer they can carry around with them at school that they can use periodically throughout the day. Parents should ask their children to use the hand sanitizer after touching doorknobs and other objects. Although you do not want children to become obsessive about washing hands and using hand sanitizer, teaching them good hygiene skills is extremely important if your goal is to keep your children healthy this winter.

Make Sure Children Get the Proper Nutrition and Sleep

When it comes to keeping children healthy, what they eat and how much they sleep may have an impact on their ability to ward of illness. By taking the time to make sure your children are eating properly and getting enough sleep, parents will be taking the steps to make sure their children stay healthy this winter.

Keep Children Away From Other Sick Kids and Adults

No matter how much we do to keep our children sick-free, children get sick all the time. By taking the time to advise your children to stay away from other children and adults who appear to be sick, you will be helping your children stay healthy this winter. Although this may sound like an impossibility, by taking the time to separate the sick and healthy many parents will have an easier time keeping their children healthy this winter.

To help prevent the cold and flu from spreading, if you have one sick child in your household make sure your other children do not play with that sick child until he or she is better. By taking this precaution and keeping sick children separate from healthy children, you will be helping your children stay healthy this winter.

Tell Your Children Not to Share Drinks or Food With Other People

In addition to doing all of the above, you should encourage your children not to share drinks or food with other people. Many children allow other children to take a sip of their drinks or take food from other children’s hands. Although doctors advise kids not to do this anytime of the year, sharing drinks and food with others during the winter is a big mistake. During the winter, everyone is at risk of getting sick. That is why children should be taught never to share their drinks or food with anyone at anytime of the year.

Even if keeping children healthy during the winter may seem impossible, you may be surprised. By keeping these top 5 things to keep children healthy this winter in mind, you will be on your way to keeping your children healthy this winter season.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

100th Day of School Project

Last week daughter had a school project called 100th Day of School. This is actually her second year. A 100th Day of School celebration is an opportunity for pupils to participate in interactive mathematics and art activities. Kids were asked to put 100 items on a poster board. 
It took me awhile to figure out what project should we do this year. Akesha and I looked around the house to get some ideas, and all in a sudden she suggested that we should make an aquarium. Honestly, I wasn't sure about the idea.
So we drove to Walmart to get some items that we needed for her 100th day of school project. I think we were there for a long time. Geez, it took us forever to find the right materials.
Instead of coloring a plain poster board, we used a rainbow poster board. I was surprised they have this kind of poster now. It's really cool!
We group the fish by ten using the goldfish colors crackers and gummy fish. Guess what we used for the sand? Cereal flakes! Isn't that neat?
We named her project "Akesha's School of Fish"

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When a small chemical advisory company is looking into mergers and acquisitions options, they need to be able to utilize the services of chemical mergers and acquisitions experts that can help them find a more established company that will help them reach their business goals. These advisers and experts are knowledgeable in the chemical merger and acquisition process. One of the first things that they would do once they are hired is to make a thorough analysis of their clients’ business. They will then be able to formulate recommendations on what are the most preferable alternatives for their clients. They can also make a list of potential acquirers or buyers as well as choose a chemical investment bank or other intermediaries that can help make the merger and acquisition process successful. For a company that has decided that a merger with a bigger and more established company is the right direction for their chemical company, then finding a chemical merger and acquisition adviser and expert is something that they should do first.

Minako's Style & Fashion Review

I was recently given the chance to review a free iPhone app from 65 Gb Software LLC. The app is called Minako's Style & Fashion. Minako's Style & Fashion is smartly made dress-up game for young fashionistas featuring lovely anime-inspired girl, trendy clothing and accessories, and a lot more!
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Me and my 6-year old daughter were having so much fun playing with this virtual dress up game. It's really cool! The free version allows you to access a few set of outfits and backgrounds that you can mix and match. But I'm thinking of getting the full version so my daughter can get full access to Minako's entire wardrobe. You can purchase the full version for only $1.99.
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Minako adores changing looks and shopping for fabulous clothing and accessories. You can dress her up, take photos together and amaze your friends with astonishing outfits. You can also share Minako's looks through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or save them to your Camera Roll. So what are you waiting for? Download your FREE Dress Up Minako app today!

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

Monday, January 14, 2013

Apdian's Farm

Welcome to Apdian's Farm! Take a quick peek of my parents farm in the Philippines.
Almost 50 acre of land  filled with coconuts, bananas, fruit trees, some falcata trees and corns..and farm animals too! Enough to feed the whole!
I was able to checked the farm again when I visited the Philippines last year. It has been awhile since I step foot in Apdian's farm (maybe before I got married). I barely remember.
Anyhow, my brother and I went along with my dad to the farm together with his!
I got to see some of our workers working die hard in the field. I call them group! My family have two set of workers. Group 1 are field workers ( village) and Group 2 are laborers (city). 
After a few hours of wandering around the farm, it's refreshment time! Nothing beats fresh coconut water.
Now I miss the mountain breeze. I'm looking forward to go back there again soon!

No nonsense Leggings and Tights

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Looking through fashion magazines and websites are just some of the things that I do to keep up with the latest in fashion. Although the style of the clothes is a major consideration when I shop for clothes, I also make sure that the clothes that I buy are comfortable to wear. I also lean towards clothing items that can be worn in any occasion and those that can complement the other clothes that I already have. Affordability is also a consideration.
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Check out this outfit that I created at The limeade tights really stand out. I'm loving it!
No nonsense tights and leggings are not only stylish and comfortable to wear but are also affordable. They are easy to find because they are available in most mass retail stores and in food and drug stores. They can also add a different look and feel to an outfit.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Off-Road Mazda Pickup

I believe this is the only picture I have with our old off-road pick up before we sold it to someone else. This photo was taken when I was in 2nd year college (11 years ago to be exact). The pick up was very memorable to me because my dad bought it right after I turned 18. We sold the pickup after I graduated in college, and dad replaced it with 2!
On the picture was me, my friend, my big brother (he used to be super chunky when he was single) and our deceased driver.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Holiday Cards

I just want to thank our family and friends for remembering us during the holidays! Thanks guys for sending us your holiday cards...:)
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Educational Toys Planet Review

I believe that educational toys are great for children of all ages, as they often combine education and fun all into one. That's why every time we buy a toy for our 6-year old daughter, we always try to buy her an educational/learning toy instead. After all, parents always wants best for their children
With so many toys on the market nowadays, it's quite a challenge when it comes to buying educational or learning toys. When you look for toys, try to find those that encourage and promote your child's imagination and creativity. You can get this educational toys at Educational Toys Planet. Educational Toys Planet provides a source of toys designed to bring joy to children while enhancing their ability to think, analyze, and create. They carry a wide selection of toys, games science kits and crafts that can be used at home or in school.
A few days ago, I was given the opportunity to work with Educational Toys Planet. They sent me a product to review and have my little tester try it. Akesha was very excited when she saw the box of Quercetti Marble Run with Motorized Elevator. She can't even wait to get started when we opened the box. To be honest, it was a bit challenging to put the pieces together but my daughter had a blast helping us assembling it. She just loved her new toy. She exclaimed: "I've never had a toy like this before. This is the coolest toy ever!"
Quercetti Marble Run with Motorized Elevator is one of the best selling construction sets for children who love to build and experiment with mechanics. This marble run construction set features 160 pieces set including an adjustable height motorized elevator, special double entrance funnel and spirals. Children will learn to experiment with trial and error and explore cause and effect as they build a multilayered, interconnected marble run. I would highly recommend this product for ages five (5) and older.

For more Marble Runs and other learning toys, you should check out Educational Toys Planet today. You might also want to like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for giveaways and promotions. So what are you waiting for?

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Christmas Lights Display

My family and I spent our Christmas holiday at my BIL's place in Grandbury. We stayed there for a week. My daughter had a blast because she got to spend time with her cousins.
One of the things we did during our out of town getaway was visiting the Christmas lights display at City Park and Playground.
 It's really amazing! I miss seeing vibrant lights like this. It made me miss the Philippines even more. 
These three are inseparable! It melts my heart looking at their pictures. I can tell how much they love their little cousin. We miss you Drew and Joe and Breeana too!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Educational Toys Planet

I just want to give a shout out! I'm really excited that I will be reviewing a toy from Educational Toys Planet. Educational Toys Planet provides a source of toys designed to bring joy to children while enhancing their ability to think, analyze, and create. They carry a wide selection of toys, games science kits and crafts that can be used at home or in school.
I'm sure my daughter is going to scream with excitement once she gets her new toy from Educational Toys Planet. I can't wait!

Mrs. Smith’s Signature Deep Dish Pies Review & Giveaway

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I'm very lucky to be chosen to review Mrs. Smith's Signature Deep Dish pies. I received four (4) coupons to create a unique customized pie and I was also given a giveaway kit that includes a coupon for a Deep Dish pie as well as a $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card to give away to a winner. Pretty cool, right?
I wasn't able to use the coupons right away, instead I used it during New Year's Eve. So I used the coupons to buy the 4 different Deep Dish pies. 
-Signature Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce
- Signature Deep DishCherry Pie with Butter Fudge Sauce 
-Signature Deep Dish Peach Pie with Cream Cheese Icing
-Signature Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese Icing

To my dismay, I wasn't able to try all flavors because Walmart only carry two flavors. I enjoyed baking these two pies. They're really convenient and easy to prepare! It's hassle free. I just loved the fact that I don't have to prepare all the ingredients from scratch.
My personal favorite was the Signature Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce. The Signature Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie is the perfect blend of cinnamon, brown sugar and apples with a generous amount of golden brown sugar streusel on top. It was really really good and the caramel sauce was a bonus!
More than a century ago Amanda Smith perfected her pies and cobblers with amazing attention to detail and premium quality ingredients. Today, they're still using the same attention to detail and premium quality ingredients for that made-from-scratch goodness you can see and taste. With MRS. SMITH'S® pies and cobblers it's easy to serve home-baked goodness for all occasions.

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New Year's Eve Party

How's your New Year's Eve celebration? Ours went great! We invited hubby's friend at work and his wife to celebrate with us.  I prepared some Filipino dishes, and K brought some Indian foods as well. It was absolutely a sumptuous dinner!

 After dinner and desserts, we drove downtown to watch the digital ball drop. It was really crowded yet FUN!
  Am glad this lil' lady never complained. She's falling asleep when I took this picture of her. 
Happy New Year!