Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review & Giveaway | Empower Fitness Boxing Bootcamp Workout Kit

Losing weight has been a struggle for me for quiet awhile now. Right after I gave birth, I lost that feminine curve and gained weight in stomach area, back, and arms. I just don't like looking at my bulging out belly.
Boxing Bootcamp
Recently, I've been trying to get fit and shed some pounds at the same time. I'm currently using the Boxing Bootcamp from Empower Fitness offers a realistic approach to leading a healthy lifestyle. By incorporating fitness, nutrition, and wellness expertise, Empower motivates and inspires women to be active, healthy, and strong.  My goal is to at least lose a few pounds on my stomach and arms area.
The Boxing Bootcamp strengthen your entire body, release everyday stress and improve your self confidence. Fight to be fit with this first-of-its kind, authentic, boxing inspired workout. The 12 Rounds Workout combined with the Empower Boxing Boot Camp will have you jumping rope and using the medicine ball in ways you’ve never dreamed of.
Empower Boxing Boot Camp includes comfort fit jump rope, 6lb sand filled toning ball, 2lb neoprene weighted gloves (1lb each), 12 Rounds DVD, and workout guide. I am really enjoying these workout tools.
The gloves have a one-pound sack of sand on top of each wrist with four loops for fingers, and a thumb hole. The velcro straps fits to any wrist size, and they are very comfortable. The 6 pound medicine ball is thick, and can withstand a lot of throwing and dropping. The jump rope is definitely high quality. It spins smoothly, making it easier to use than other jump ropes. I highly recommend this Boxing Bootcamp kit to everyone.
For more details or would like to order, you should visit today. You might as well check out their awesome products for toning/core, walking/cardio, yoga & pilates and a lot more.  Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for updates and promotions! So what are you waiting for?

For a chance to win this awesome fitness boxing bootcamp workout kit, just enter below for details! Giveaway runs until the 30th of April at 11:59 pm.
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Disclosure: Products mentioned above were provided for FREE by Empower Fitness for product endorsement/review purposes. I am disclosing this post in accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from my family to yours!
Enjoying her time while stuffing the plastic eggs with candy. She's excited to give them away!
Easter gives us yet another reason to be thankful to God. Have the joy of the coming of Christ be filled in your heart and bring peace into your life. Have a Blessed Easter!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Chef Coats

If you are a professional chef who is looking for some style or a recent graduate of a culinary school trying to find reasonably priced chef jackets to satisfy your basic kitchen needs, you might want to check out today!
Chef Coats
This website offer the best in high quality fabrics that are truly superior in look and feel, yet durable enough to stand up to the heat of the kitchen. They have selections like double pockets, sleeve pockets, & chest pockets. So whether you are looking for long sleeve or short sleeve, plastic or fabric buttons, underarm vents, or a female frame, you'll find what you need in high quality comfortable culinary wear at They also offer custom embroidery as well!
I really like my new Women's Tailored Chef Coat with piping. The short sleeve coat is light and comfortable to wear. I just love the fact that it has this more tailored cut with adjustable back ties for fit. The material is made with 65/35 poly/cotton fine line twill with high quality fabric covered buttons. The two front pockets carry your belongings while the double pocket on the left sleeve holds thermometer or pens. I would highly recommend this stylish chef coat to everyone.

For more details or would like to order, you should visit Chef Uniforms. Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for updates and promotions. So what are you waiting for?
Uncommon Threads Long Sleeve Chef Coat - Knot ButtonsRaglan 3/4 Sleeve Chef Coat with Contrast Cross Over CollarWomen's 3/4 Sleeve Traditional Chef Coat - Contrast TrimWomen's Traditional Chef Coats - Contrast Piping - Fabric Covered Buttons - 100% Cotton

Disclosure: Product(s) mentioned above were provided for FREE by Chef Uniforms for product endorsement/review purposes. I am disclosing this post in accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Let's Get Hot with Zaggora HotPants

Are you looking for a workout gear that makes you sweat more and burn more calories? Well, you should try Zaggora HotPants! The Zaggora HotPant is part of a clothing line that claims to help you burn more calories by making you not only look, but also feel hot.
I really love my Zaggora HotPants. It's thermal, light, it has a flexible compression fit that supports my body and it creates a smooth silhouette. The curved seams contour my figure along my natural curves. Plus, it has this fantastic slimming effect that made me feel and look 10 pounds lighter.
This HotPants is definitely a perfect fit to wear during aerobics, yoga or any other exercise activity. I would highly recommend Zaggora HotPants to everyone!
For more details or would like to order, you should visit Zaggora Store. You might also want to follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook for updates and promotions.

Here are some of their best selling products:
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Disclosure: Product(s) mentioned above were provided for FREE by ZAGGORA for product endorsement/review purposes.   I am disclosing this post in accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Office of the City Attorney

Who needs a lawyer? Nay, daughter just took a quick pose right after we came out from the city clerk office. We were at the city hall last Friday for my blue passport. I wasn't going to apply yet, but I have to because we will be out of the country in two months.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

6 Family Sticker Decals that Don't Turn You into Boring Stick Figures

It seems as though everyone has the stick-figure family decals on their cars, trucks and SUVs these days. These cute decals gained popularity as a way to signify drivers’ family members, interests and even pets. Still, these stick-figure decals are facing criticism as boring. Here are a few options for stepping out of the family stick-figure box to show more of your personality.

Go “The Incredibles” Style with Superhero Decals

Mr. Incredible
Image via Flickr by JD Hancock

Naturally, your family is a family of superheroes, just like Mr. Incredible and his crew in the Disney/Pixar flick “The Incredibles.” To show off your super-human capabilities, opt for fun Marvel comics-based decals, such as Iron Man, Spider-man or Captain America. Choose a single theme for the whole family, or create a mixed bag of superhero characters for a little more diversity.

Opt for “Harry Potter” Themed Family Decals

Harry Potter
Image via Flickr by Sarah_Ackerman

If comics aren’t really your thing, but you love yourself a little magic and wizardry, “Harry Potter” family decals might be for you. This massively popular film series captures the hearts of children and adults alike, and the Potter-themed decals are just as addicting. These stickers aren’t actually licensed by the “Harry Potter” company or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, but they sure can add a little personality to your stick family.

Super Mario Returns to a Rear Windshield Near You

Image via Flickr by tiseb

Super Mario and his bro Luigi made a comeback with the rise in popularity of portable video game consoles, and now they’re heading to a rear windshield near you in the form of family sticker decals. Whether you love Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Princess Daisy, or even the 1-up Mushrooms or Goombas, these stickers will represent your family as popular video game characters.

Reveal TMI (Too Much Information) with “Position Available” Family Decals

family stickers
Image via Flickr by teamstickergiant

If you’re buying a car post-divorce from Arrigo of Palm Beach certified pre-owned or another dealer, publicize your single-and-ready-to-mingle status with traditional family stick figures noticeably missing a husband or wife from the mix. Get super-creative by painting a notification to let other drivers know the position is open and whether you’re currently accepting applications.

Rebel against the Stick-Figure Family Decals with Anti-Stick-Figure Stickers

Image via Flickr by chad_k

If you’re totally anti-stick-figure family, express your disgust with the trend with any number of humorous—and possibly morbid—depictions of stick-figure families gone-bad. This could mean decapitated stick figures, an alien invasion bombing your stick-figure family or other creative ideas.

Go Milder with Your Rebellious Approach by Opting for Kitties or Monkeys

Image via Flickr by kevin.j

You’re anti-stick-figure decals, but you’re not quite bold enough to go the morbid route. If that sounds like you, go with decals representing your family members as the backsides of cats or hanging monkeys. Cute and cuddly can be just as unique as the more brazen approaches to family decals.
If you like to follow the trends but don’t like to be a follower, traditional family decals probably seem too mundane and expected for you. Fortunately, there are dozens of creative ways to depict your family with sticker decals for your car, whether you like to push the envelope or prefer a safe, yet different approach.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale

I've been getting frustrated lately with my 8-year old traditional bathroom scale. It's not accurate anymore and it's showing a different measurement than my actual weight. I found out about it just recently when I had my weight measured when I had my doctor's appointment. I guess now is the perfect time to ditch my old bathroom scale for a more modern and advanced solution. Thanks Ozeri!
The Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale is by far the best bathroom scale I've ever had! It's thin and it works really well. It gives me a pretty accurate measurement. It's simple but easy to use. The quality is great, and it's worth every penny! The screen is large enough and the LED back light allows me to use the scale in the dark. It's ultra sturdy and slip-resistant. One awesome feature that I love about the Ozeri WeightMaster bathroom scale is the Microban® technology. Microban® is an antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria. Plus, it's auto-calibrated and automatically turns off to conserve battery life.

So if you are looking for a solid scale that works well, you might want to get the Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale. It's available in Sears and Amazon. For more details about Ozeri products, you should check out today! You might also want to like them on Facebook for updates and promotions. So what are you waiting for?

Disclosure: Products mentioned above were provided for FREE by OZERI  for product endorsement/review purposes.   I am disclosing this post in accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Citizenship Oath Ceremony

It took me years to decide to apply for naturalization. It was late last year when I started my application. Passed my immigration interview last January and had my citizenship oath ceremony yesterday. Renouncing my Filipino citizenship is a little bittersweet.
With 350 candidates from 153 countries joined yesterday in its variety of ethnic groups that live and make this a country of multicultural diversity.
I am proud to say my new identity: I am a Filipino - American.  I may have American citizenship but my heart and soul are pure Filipino.

Cooper Tire

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

Cooper Tire, a company that manufactures quality passenger, light truck, sport utility, performance and winter tires for nearly 100 years, is currently hosting a giveaway on Facebook and is giving away amazing prizes including a year of free gas.
To commemorate life’s everyday road trips, Cooper Tire launched the ‘My Every Day Road Trip’, wherein their Facebook fans can submit their not-so-ordinary everyday road trips. They can share their favorite road trip stories as well as the role that Cooper tires play in their everyday road trips. Contest duration is from March 1 through March 29 and entries can be in the form of a written story, a photo or a video. Winners will be determined based on their originality, creativity and their passion for Cooper tires and their compelling content. Cooper Tires is also giving their Facebook fans the chance to win a Road Trip Kit by simply voting for their favorite entries during the Cooper Tire's My Every Day Road Trip Contest. By voting once per day for their favorite entry, they will receive an automatic entry to win a Road Trip Kit. This prize pack includes several useful items such as a $50 gas card, a $100 Cooper Tire auto service voucher, a $50 iTunes gift card and a Cooper gear. This can be very handy when you go on your next family weekend road trip.
The top five videos will advance to the final stage of the competition. The entry with the combined highest number of votes and score will win the grand prize of a gift card worth $500 to be used toward gas for one year.
To learn more about the full contest mechanics and submission guidelines as well as the rules for the sweepstakes, visit and like the Cooper Tire Facebook page. You can also visit the official Cooper Tire website.
Note: Video, photo and story submissions are accepted March 1-29. Voting (for an opportunity to enter the sweepstakes) begins April 15.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cold & Flu

I've been sick for a few days and not getting enough sleep. I feel woozy after taking all these flu medicine. Now my husband starting to get feverish. Oh, I hate being sick!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Address Plaques & House Signs

Nowadays, house signs are used not just a way to identify one house from another but also as a way for homeowners to express their individual style. Today’s address signs come in a variety of designs and colors, giving homeowners a way to give visitors a glimpse of their personal preferences. They can choose the house address plaques that can best suit the theme that they have chosen for their home’s exterior design. It can give the house that added ‘personality’, one that can make the house stand out among the many rows of houses in the neighborhood.
Today’s house number signs come not just in their usual shapes of rectangular, oval, circular and square but they can also be made in customized shape such as the homeowners favorite car or the logo of their favorite football team. The house sign that you choose must be easily identifiable so that they can fully serve its purpose of giving the house its identity.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sun Protection Swimwear for Girls

Spring and summer are really just around the corner and that means getting ready for the blue skies, bright days, shorts and bathing suits! It's a season of vacations, barbecues, water parks, and other outdoor activities.
Swimming is my daughter's favorite summer activity. She loves water and she could stay all day long, that's why she get sunburned so easily. I think I have to blame myself for not buying those sun protection swimwear, I learned my lesson! So when you are out in the sun, wear clothing to protect as much skin as possible.
My daughter loved her new Seaside Top & Short SPF swimwear. The clothing is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and protects against UV exposure even when wet. She can't wait for more water splashes this summer!
City Sunrise, sun protection swimwearSun Protective Swim Wear - The RashguardSeaside Set, UV protection  swimwearLong sleeve baby sun protection swim shirt
If you are wondering where to find sun protective swimwear for the whole family, you should not look any further because has a great selection of superior UV protection for outdoor living. Also, their UV protection swim wear comes in both chlorine resistant fabrics and Nylon Spandex.  For more details or would like to order, visit or like them on Facebook for updates and promotions. So what are you waiting for? You should check them out!
Disclosure: Products mentioned above were provided for FREE by for product endorsement/review purposes.   I am disclosing this post in accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Petco 5k9 Walk/Run

My family and I had a blast last Sunday during the Petco 5K9 Walk/Run event. The Petco 5K9 Walk Run is a 5km (3.1-mile) and 1-mile run & walk for people with or without a dog in an atmosphere where everyone is sure to be wagging their tails in the end! It was indeed a celebration of what a fun, healthy, active pooch and pal partnership can be.
Hubby, Akesha and Buddy are fast runners. They can run a mile ahead of me. I don't think I can ever beat them. They both finished the 5k race in 49mins and 40 seconds. They could have finished it in less than 30 mins if they didn't wait for me. I was feeling under the weather during the event but I still managed to finish the race.
Akesha met some furry friends after the event while Buddy was all exhausted, and ignored all the attention that he was getting from the crowd.
We really had a great time. We are looking forward to do it again next time!