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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snowy Sunday

Last night, it snowed. There was enough snowfalls to cover the ground. When I woke up this morning at 9:15 AM, I was still feeling sleepy and tired. I was thinking to just go back to bed and sleep more. But it didn't happen. Instead, I gave my husband a good morning kiss to let him know that I am already awake. I went to the bathroom and took a shower. I only have 30 minutes to prepare myself to see and visit my Father's house.

My car and the husband's truck was covered with snow. It looked like, we got a lot of snow last night. From the window, it looked like we had 10 inches of snow. I am feeling cold and freezing. Steam coming out from my mouth. It looked like I am smoking pipe. The snow were scraped from the road by the road graders so cars and trucks can run smooth. Pretty much, we had a freezing and snowy Sunday. We stayed home after the church and watched movies.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Can You See Your Game Clearly?

That's my question to all hunters. It is very important for all hunters to be able to see what they are shooting. Hunters and those who just enjoy watching the game are understandably concern. Have you heard about Nikon Ultimate Hunter's package deal? Yes, you heard me right. Nikon presents the Ultimate Hunter's Package where you can save big bucks on:

-ProStaff 3-9x40 Riflescope with BDC Reticle
-ProStaff Laser Rangefinder
-Silent Technology Rangefinder Case
-Mastering a Long-range shot with BDC DVD
-$50 NikonProGear Gift Card

It's a special saver hunting deal just for the Nikon Black Friday Promo. It's a remarkable and wonderful surprise promotion for all hunters. So, if you are looking for a high quality hunting equipment, Nikon is the name. They got everything you need from hunting gears, accessories and equipment. Find your local Nikon dealer now and expect great deals to increase your long-range shooting skills.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lovely Lemonade Award

Lemonade is one of my favorite drinks here or even back home. Since their iced tea here doesn't taste like the taste I am used to back home, I ran for a cold lemonade drink. I wanna thank Vannie for this lovely award. I am always thankful for all the awards that has been passed to me.

The rules of this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and / or Gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5.Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Now, I am passing this Lemonade Award to my special friends here:

Rowena's Thought
Inday Adin's Chika Corner
Ann Christine's Blessed Life
Jocelyn's Reminiscing My Life
Ann Kerney's World
Chrissy's Haven
Reveries of SimplyJacy
Jhenn's My Sweet Haven
Roche's Illustration of Passion
Manollie's Haus of Thoughts
Eva Marie's Chronicles of Boredom
Fel's Bienvenue a la Noryfel
Adei's Journey Into Love

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! myspace graphic comments

For this time a year, I am celebrating my 2nd Thanksgiving Day with my husband here in the United States. Supposedly, celebrating our 3rd Thanksgiving Day (1st Thanksgiving Day was in the Philippines - 2006). Today, we are not going to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family side, instead we will just celebrate it together in the restaurant. We already made our reservations for tonight and I am pretty sure this will be a romantic Thanksgiving celebration.

We thank God for all the blessings and for the good health. We thank God for our wonderful relationship, with the love we always share with each other and for all the sweet moments we always have everyday. For all my friends, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy the turkey!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Making a Difference for Our Heroes

They have fought and saved lives. They have been away from their families for a long time. They have missed celebrating special occasions - loved ones birthdays, wedding anniversary, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and even New Year's celebration with their own families. While I was growing up, I experienced that my father who's a soldier by profession wasn't there to be with us. He also missed celebrating special occasions with his family because he had to stay and do his job. That's one big sacrifice you can't take away from him.

Our heroes, the United States Military have to be prepared to sacrifice everything to ensure the freedom of all American people. It's really hard for some families who will celebrate holiday season with incomplete family members. Just like my old friend who's wishing that her husband would come home and celebrate the holidays with her and their little daughter. This holiday season, Sears organized its Heroes at Home program to render support and fulfill wishes to military service members, veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they make. It is called Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry . It's one way of saying thank you for all our heroes. By making a difference, you can donate any amount to help our heroes' families and Sears will distribute the donations in the form of making necessary repairs, improvement and rebuilding the homes of military families facing hardship and those who are in need this holiday season. Help them realize that wishes do come true. Donate now and give our heroes and their families the help they really deserve. Your donations to the Wish Registry are not tax deductible. Sears will distribute the donations equally to all registered military families in the form of gift cards. Let's pray for their good health and that they are safe coming home to the ones they love so dearly.


What Part of Thanksgiving Are You?

You Are The Stuffing

You're complicated and complex, yet all your pieces fit together.

People miss you if you're gone - but they're not sure why.

Pre-Thanksgiving Day Sale at Sears!

So, what am I doing before Turkey Day? This question makes me think of so many things. Since we came home from Kentucky, my consciousness had stopped for a little bit. It seems that I have to keep all my energy as I will be helping my husband to unload all the things and start unpacking. Our new place is calling for some cleaning and fixing. My mind is nowhere to be found and I need to get back to myself to keep things organize. I need to do something productive before the Turkey Day!

It feels like all the great deals you can find will be after Thanksgiving Day. With prices which are drastically reduced and great deals are everywhere. What about great deals before Thanksgiving Day? It takes some magnificent deals to push some people out of their bed and be out into blistering cold parking lots to camp and wait for hours. It is time to uplift the spirits of the people! And it's time for the Sears Pre-Thanksgiving Sale!

It would be nice to have something new in the kitchen in our new place. Since all Kenmore cookware, bake ware and kitchen appliances, grills are on sale! Of course, I would love to have all of them but since we can't afford everything, I rather get something that will help me a lot - a dishwasher! A perfect gift for me! Since organizing the house will be all me, I can run into my dishwasher to clean all the dishes while I am taking care of the other chores. Great deals and great savings!


I Need a Break!

After we got home 5 days ago, I felt like I am restless here. I know I should be happy because we are home before the blizzard gets on our way. We got home fine and safe. I was able to meet some Filipina friends I met in church. My husband and I experienced the first Filipina gathering last Saturday and it went well. The lakes are starting to get frozen. Pheasant hunters are on the move to hunt. They are everywhere. There were so many pheasants along the highway when we were going to South Dakota. My husband's truck almost hit one male pheasants while it was flying across the road. If it did, we had a great feast!

After the gathering, we went home and stayed home since then. It was very cold outside. I stayed in bed the whole day for 3 days while watching TV and at the same time doing my thing over the internet. I eat and drink in our bed. The only time I would get up is when the time nature calls for it. I am all lazy! Everything is not set-up yet. I should have at least some energy to start unpacking our things. My husband invited me to go to the mall to buy something but I said I don't want to go out. I should be glad when he's inviting me to go to the mall because he knows I love going to the mall and it is very rare that my husband said that because he hates being in the mall because of the crowd. Maybe after Thanksgiving I am all well and will have the energy and ready for the Black Friday shopping!

25,000 Gifts for Under $25 at Kmart

I love gift-giving! A way of making my love ones smile and happy. My Christmas wish list is over and it is time for me to shop for some gifts I have been planning to give. Fortunately, Kmart uncovered an unparalleled assortment of more than 25,000 gifts under $25 to respond shopper's biggest influence in buying holiday gifts for their loved ones.

To polish my holiday wish list, I would like to get Essential Home Infinitas Black Band 32-Piece Dinnerware set for our new place. I only have to pay $19.99 for the complete set which is a good deal and great for my new kitchen.

For my husband, since some of his tools are nowhere to be found, I would like to give him the 8-Piece Screwdriver set from Craftsman and I will only pay for $13.99. This will be a wonderful gift for him as he will be working on the things that needs repair in our new place.

I would like to shop some clothing items for my mom and sisters. I am pretty sure that they will look good and fashionable this coming Christmas. The good thing is I only have to pay under $15 with all those fashionable clothing items.

More great holiday values at Kmart include:
• Craftsman® 23-inch hand tool box with comfort handle, $19.99
• Martha Stewart Everyday tall nickel pillar candleholders, $14.99 each
• Route 66 girls fashion hoodies and embellished jeans, both just $16.99 each
• Joe Boxer men’s and women’s two- and three-piece cozy sleep sets, $12.99- $24.99
• Just Kidz® Deluxe soft-bodied 16” doll set with stroller, $20.00
• LeapFrog Leapster Learning Games, various titles priced at $24.99

This is just to show that Kmart manifest gratitude for all the people who patronized their good quality products at prices they can afford. Through their boundless savings, layaway program and no payments, no interest for 6 months, Kmart continue to supply the value and savings to make a dazzling holiday season for everyone. You can sign up at Kmart to receive great deals and discount 2-3 times a week and get you started with $5-$10 in coupons. Click Here


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Be Thankful for the Blessings

Since Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching, I posted this thank you prayer for all the blessings that God has given me all through the years. I grabbed this tag from Jerlalou's blog. Thank you for posting this girl. It will remind me to be thankful everyday.

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary
Because it means you've made a difference.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and,
they can become your blessings.

Now, I am tagging all my friends here. You are all free to grab this tag. Happy Blogging!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Some Helpful Thoughts

Some helpful thoughts when a friendship gone wrong:

Offer encouragement and praise when something goes right for your friend, but whatever you do, don't hide your happiness for what is going right in your life. A true friend supports at all times and should be happy for your accomplishments.

Realize that jealousy can be the root of many evil behaviors/painful thoughts and even ruin a person. Everyone can feel jealous once in awhile but if it is always present and bothering you should seek help immediately. If you feel like you are doing strange, out of character things: spying, checking the person's web page 24/7, asking around the person's whereabouts, trying hard to compete with someone, then you might be in the state of "JEALOUSY". It can be agony and you need to talk to someone about your problem.

You might be a fun, beautiful person that people are jealous of. Too bad. Let them. You won't serve yourself any better by catering to their hate.

When someone is envious of you, it means that you have something they want. If you want to help them and they seem nice and worth the effort, offer to tell them where you got that shirt or those shoes. Tell them how you stay positive.

Empowering them is a good way to diffuse their jealousy, but only do this for those people you feel are worthy of your time and energy. Ignore the others

Their jealousy is a mask for insecurity. Once you recognize there's nothing behind the veneer, you'll be fine. You have the right as a person to be in a stable HEALTHY friendship. Choose to do so.

Jealous people will try to bring you down to their level. Don't let them. You don't have to be in a abusive friendship with anyone!

If your friend is always jealous for no reason, accusing you of false activities, than you may be in trouble. Extreme jealousy can lead to very dangerous behavior. If you are not sure if your friend is mentally stable-be very careful. Stay safe and protect yourself. Don't make fun of them just reassure them that you care about them. Consider getting out of the friendship slowly and over

You have the right to end any conversation with a person who puts you down or is nasty in anyway.

Source: Erica's Blog in Multiply

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Free Trip to New Zealand

Traveling is one thing I have always wanted. It has been a dream since I was a little kid. When I travel, I always make sure that I have a list of the things I bring with me. From the number of clothes and underwear I will wear during the trip, shoes and flip flops, complete toiletries, and some personal things. My sister and I helped each other to gather all the photos we have taken during our trip, including the plane tickets, labeled table napkins, brochures and some souvenirs. We tried making a wonderful scrap book when we had our first out-of-the-country trip in Hong Kong, China.

My husband has always dream of going to New Zealand. He wanted to explore the beautiful mountains, see the endemic flightless bird - kiwi, marine resources and the history and culture of the country. The good news is, Air New Zealand and Larry the Travel Guy will present a free trip to New Zealand for two. This is the chance to grant my husband's dream. It would be more exciting as we get to know more of Larry the Travel Guy and at the same time get to see the beautiful island country of New Zealand. We want to visit the Auckland as it is the center of economic and business district. For sure, after visiting the wonders in New Zealand, a great scrap book with a creative blog will follow.


Pampered Toes

Since it's Winter time, I gathered all my long socks that will keep my toes warm during the entire winter season. My toes are the first one that easily gets cold. I made sure that my socks are ready especially when it snows. Last year was my first winter and first experience of real snow. What I do is put and rub petroleum jelly all over my feet to make it soft and also to keep me warm during the season.

Last week, I found this cute toe socks in Wal-Mart and I bought 2 pairs. I put it on and needed some assistance from the husband since I have a big toes. Luckily the toe socks fit me right and my toes feel warm and comfortable.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ready for Auto Supercharge?

For some people who love fast cars and want to soup up the engine, gear up! Supercharger and super charger from is the place and available for all your air induction needs! Supercharger is a blower or compressor, usually driven by the engine, for supplying air under high pressure to the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine.

Since I want my car to run fast, Nissan Supercharger is the best supercharger for me. My Nissan Versa 2007 needs to soup up the engine and I can drive faster than ever just like a hot babe in the road that would make all men turn their heads on me. I don't need to look for any other superchargers because with, they have the wide selection of replacement for superchargers and offer the best price. How cool can that be? They have the best prices on wide selections on different superchargers such Buick Supercharger, Mercedes Supercharger and Pontiac Supercharger. Go to their website now and check what would be the best superchargers for your cars.

Eyes of the Beholder

For some reasons this past few weeks, I just can't go out without my lip gloss and eyeliner in me. I always put make-up on if I am not lazy or not running out of time. I manage to do a little bit of experimental on my face whenever I can and it will always turn out alright. I am not a professional make-up artist. I just try to be myself and look good on make-ups I had.

Just recently, after we were invited to a birthday party of 3 lovely women, the husband told me that I looked like his buddy "the bandit" from the woods. I didn't understand him at first on what he's talking about until he's laughing so hard and telling me to face the mirror in the bathroom. Oh my Zeus! I looked like a sad raccoon! The eyeliner make-up were scattered all around my eyes! I laughed at myself too. I didn't know I made a mess around my eyes when I had to scratch the itchy corner and turned out to be a bandit like the raccoon. Next time, I will use a mirror whenever I have to ease the itch around my eyes and will never do it at dark.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Comfort of Christmas Shopping

Christmas is just around the corner! I can already feel the need for Christmas shopping as the days passed by. I guess this is the only time of the year where every store is crowded and people spend like there's no tomorrow when shopping. Some people are considering also how they are going to spend wisely with regards to their Christmas shopping. Some shoppers are making their list so they won't miss any family member or their friends. Gift-giving will always be a great feeling for me as I make people smile and happy.

With Kmart, you can always find the best deals in gift-giving. As they have online promotions, lay-away program and special discounts. You can find special deals like bedding collection from Abbey Hill with extra 30% when you purchased online (search ID# 96096112). If you are looking for a nice jewelry, there's 1/4ct tw Diamond 5-stone Journey pendant and earrings set in 10K yellow gold with 10% off when you buy it online (search ID# 89270115). You can find the sale prices directly from the cart at the time of purchased. Hurry now because these online discount is until November 26th.

There will be more fun in shopping because through December, Kmart will be offering an additional 10% on all types of apparel whatever gender and age category when you make a purchase online. Plus, you can find some great deals online because there's hidden ornaments that will provide the customer extra savings from the secret coupon code. Click Here


The Pizza Test

Your Pizza Says:

You like strong flavors. A lot of the food you like is an “acquired taste.”

You prefer savory food. You are not big on sugar or junk food.

Pizza Topping You Should Try: Capers

Stay away from: Hamburger pizza

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Layaway For The Holidays at Kmart

This holiday season is the time for gift-giving! Everybody knows that this is the most exciting and more happenings coming our way because it is the best time to celebrate, give a gift and grant a wish and the time to gather everyone for a wonderful celebration. Although with the current ailing economy, everybody feels how hard it is to spend every single penny just to make their shopping worth it. I know everyone of us have a budget plan on how to spend wisely for the holidays. People are looking for a better way that can give them bigger savings before their pockets and wallets crashed.

The Kmart Layaway for the Holidays is one store that you can depend on. At Kmart, you can get what you want with the program they have. Just simply choose the item you want for yourself, family or friends. For example, you want the treadmill to help you keeping fit and healthy. After choosing the item(s), make a down payment. The layaway contract is good for 8 weeks then you will have more time to pay for the merchandise you have chosen as long as you are paying for it on time and the item you purchased will be given to you after paying them completely in the store. There's a service fee for 5 bucks and if you wish to cancel the layaway, you will pay the cancellation fee of 10 bucks plus the 10% down payment for the merchandise that you wish to put on a layaway program. The 3 fees are collected together. Don't worry if you can't pay in the full price, you have over 8 weeks to finish paying and the item you want will be yours. If you are looking for a layaway program, then Kmart is the right store for you. You will be surprised how easy, affordable you can get from Kmart layaway and you will have extra savings for more gift-giving. Click Here

Justify Full

The Fuel Price!

This past few days, I was surprised when I saw the gas prices going down cents after cents everyday. In my older post last May 2008 Pennies and Dimes, the gas prices were soaring up high like crazy. My husband and I loves to go on a road trip whenever we can. When the gas prices went up, we slowed down on our usual road trips. We ended up staying at home and save money instead. It's one way of keeping our budget on track and never be broke when the time comes for the emergency.

I wish that it will stay the same so that more people will enjoy traveling, more people can afford to go to their workplace and they will never complain about how fast the gas prices can go up instantly. In a year of living here, I have heard so many people complain when they pump the gas. I know their sentiments as I can feel it too. I just wish that the government will do something about it, work on it so that our nation will never be in a big mess or trouble. Everyone wants to live happy and worry-free environment.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Will Be Back

On Hiatus! I will be out for 2 days as we will be moving back to North Dakota this time... for good. Although the house here in Kentucky didn't sell yet because of the ailing economy. We are leaving our house empty and the Realtor which is our neighbor and a good friend of ours will be the one watching from time to time. Pretty much, we are almost done packing, loading the things and cleaning the house.

I won't be here checking and reading your blogs but rest assured that after everything is organized in our place, I will be starting to blog hopping and visiting your blog site. See you soon!

iLasik - The New Generation

I was asked one day, what part of my body I am not willing to give up? The question put me in a deep thinking. It was like, I was in a hot seat thinking deeply for the best answer I could give. My answer was my eyes. Yes, I am scared to loose my eyesight. Who doesn't? I guess, everyone is scared to loose their eyesight. My mother always tells me not to be too close when watching TV as the radiation will affect my eyes. She even told me to open the lights when I will read something and don't wash my eyes after reading or just as after I faced the computer. It was a careful and concern advice from my mother telling me how to take care of my precious eyes.

When my sister had an eye checked-up, she was wearing prescription eyeglasses to help her see things and read words. I looked at her in a different manner asking myself why she's wearing eyeglasses at a young age. Did she forgot to follow our mother's advice on taking care of our eyes? Right now, she's wearing her contact lenses. It's amazing how technology changes so quick from prescription eyeglasses, the contact lenses and now the new generation, the outstanding technology for a better vision - LASIK technology. The NASA and the U.S. military increases their performance using a laser vision correction technologies that have benefited by civilians. The iLasik procedure only takes minutes. It reshapes the cornea to correct the refractive imperfections in the eye that causes nearsighted or farsighted. Find out more about LASIK information and get the chance to have a perfect 20/20 vision. It will not cost you a fortune and you will get a better vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses.


Just Got Lucky

Wow! Am I the lucky person tonight? Or simply my patience paid off? For several months now that I have been blogging and catching some opportunities, this is the only day/night that I was glued in-front of my computer doing my task. I have been checking my PayPerPost and SocialSpark wishing I could catch some opportunities to blog about or better yet click on "wait a slot" then wait for my reserved opportunity then do my task.

For tonight, I got 4 opportunities which will add to my earnings (thinking ahead for the approval). This means to say, my earnings from blogging are growing and that it will be ready to be saved in the bank. I hope for more task and approval will come my way. Thank you dear Lord! Thank you also to PayPerPost and SocialSpark. Life has been great!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Hiltons of Branson

After a month of living in the United States, my husband-to-be then showed me too many places to explore them. So far, I have been to 29 states in my 1 year, 4 months and 14 days here. It was awesome! We went on a road trip a few days after he purchased the new car for me. I came to explore some states and got to know more about their history. I felt like I was the greatest explorer, it was an adventure with so much fun and learning about the history, culture and traditions. It took us almost 3 weeks on our summer road trip. We visited and stayed to some nice hotels whenever my husband-to-be then gets tired driving and decided to retire for the night. The fascinating hotel we have been to was the Hilton Garden Inn in Colorado last March as we went on a spring road trip. The hotel was situated in the fabulous Colorado Springs where you can see the Rocky Mountains backed up with the blue sky and snow caps.


Be fabulous this holiday season! Celebrating holiday season is one of my favorites as I get to enjoy shopping for new clothes, shoes and purses. I also enjoy good food and exploring other places when we have enough greens to support our holiday trip. Do you have any plans for the holidays? How about bringing all your family for a wonderful getaway in Missouri? Experience a great stay at the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing. The Branson Convention Center and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel are elements of Branson Landing, a $420 million public and private project spanning 1.5 miles of Lake Taneycomo adjacent to historic downtown Branson. As the excitement goes on for the holidays in the Midwest's entertainment capital, you can choose from the 4 exclusive holiday packages - The Thanksgiving Package, It's a Wonderful Life Package, Santa's Coming to Town Package or the New Year's Eve Package.

Treat yourself and the whole family for some good food dinners, spa treatments or simply check Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watch the light displays, shows, parades and the old time charms at Branson. What's the most exciting part in Branson, Missouri are the newly opened retail shops and restaurants, department store, condominiums, a boardwalk, marinas, entertainment and wide parking. I can still remember the first time I visited St. Louis, Missouri where the Gateway Arch is located. We went to look the structure of the Arch and felt like I was a dwarf while standing in front of it. We visited the museum underground and enjoyed the sight-seeing for a while. It was a great story to tell to my friends back home. I am pretty sure that it's worth it for every single penny you will spend because you will never get bored, you will enjoy the scenery and you will be satisfied!


Let's Be Aware!

It has been a while since Rosemarie and I exchanged tags. She passed this tag to me. A badge about the Pink Sisterhood which is a reminder for all of us women about the Breast Cancer Awareness. Thank you sis for this tag.

1. Put the logo in your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Add your link to the list of participants below.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

PINK Sisterhood: 1- Fara 2- Massy 3- N.O.Y 4- Mariuca 5- A Great Pleasure 6- Benchiegrace 7- Grace 8 - Jhelea 9 - Jhari 10- A Mother of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow 11- History of Supernova and Sweetain 12. Caroland's Breathtaking Adventure 13. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 14. Lynn's Chic Spot and 15. My Journey 16. My Comfort Zone YOU Next!

And now, it is time to pass this pink badge to:

1. Adei 2. Adin 3. Ann Christine 4. Ann Kerney 5. Chrissy 6. Eva Marie 7. Felicity 8. Jacy 9. Jenneth 10. Jocelyn 11. Manollie 12. Roche 13. Rowena and to all women out there who enjoys blogging. God will bless us all.

Give a Gift, Grant a Wish!

Every Christmas season, I have been looking forward to so many things. We helped each other to decorate the house with Christmas decors, wrapping gifts for family and friends, making the menu plan that we will serve on the table for Christmas dinner and creating my wish list. Of course, who does not have a wish list for Christmas? Everyone does! I know that the holiday season is just right around the corner and it is time to put smiles on their faces to everyone we surely love. Making our love ones happy is one great thing we can do even if it is a small thing.

This holiday season, it is time to give a gift and grant a wish for our loved ones. Make it happen with Sears Layaway! They have a program that you can shop and pay later. For this coming Christmas, the three items I would choose to purchase for my family and friends for the upcoming holidays are:
  • Garage and Tool Storage from Craftsman for my husband. His tools were everywhere in our garage. It was a mess! When the time he needed to use them, they are nowhere to be found. Therefore, it is about time to be organized!
  • Proform CrossWalk 415 Treadmill for my two sisters. They simply want to be fit and healthy. There is no need to go to the gym to hit the treadmill and pay for the fee.
  • Sienna Comforter Set Collection for my mother. With this gift, she can sleep comfortable especially when it is cold at night.
With layaway, I can get the gifts I want to give and I am able to pay off the items over a short period. This is going to be a bigger savings for me since I will not be paying for the full price one at a time. Gift giving makes everyone happy and granting his or her wishes makes the whole world happy.


Crazy in Bed

I couldn't sleep last night. I was feeling sick and couldn't find my perfect sleeping position. I have my period, it was my first day and night. I have been tossing and turning in our king size bed last night. My husband said, I always take over 3/4 of the bed even if it's a king size bed and nothing is left for him. I just laughed at him whenever he tells me something like that. It amuses me how I took over all the spaces in our bed with all my pillows with me.

I have been counting sheep last night. I don't know how I fell asleep last night but I am sure that it took me so many hours before the back pain eased and felt comfortable in the middle of the night until I woke up this morning. I still feel the back pain, cramps and it hurts me a lot. I still need to pack some of our things that I have missed and place them all in a box. We are ready to leave!

Power Up With Turbocharge!

When I came here in the United States, I was a neophyte about how to shop for cars. I don't even know what to consider on buying cars to suit my own dream car. My husband taught me everything about cars - the engine, the looks, mileage, brand, model and year I am considering, horsepower, and the price. He taught me everything about it including dealing with the salesperson and hopping from one car dealership to one another. Then, I got my dream car!

I have had my car for over a year now. And it just doesn't have enough power for me, so I have been looking at some faster cars like vw turbocharger. I like to go really fast and I think it is cute when I will be driving it. With turbocharger, it gives the engine more power. A turbocharger is an air compressor used for forced-induction of an internal combustion engine. It is to increase the mass of air entering the engine to create more power. If you are looking for a perfect ride and wants your car faster than ever, visit the website - Get the power and improvement that you want for your ride.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Simplified Fried Chicken

Last night, my husband requested a fried chicken for our dinner. He said he missed my cooking. I haven't been cooking much since we got here and it was him who do the cooking everyday. Sometimes, we go out and just grab a meal or sometimes, we got invited by the Filipino friends here in Bowling Green, KY. I don't have the eagerness or the passion in cooking as there's not much kitchen utensils in our kitchen and some spices that I really needed when I am cooking.

  • Chicken Breast (cut in half)
  • Lemon
  • Olive Oil and Vegetable Oil (for frying)
  • Chili Powder (about 1/2 tablespoon)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Procedure: I simply boiled the chicken first to make sure there's no salmonella or any bacterias hanging out in my breast chicken. Before frying, I rubbed it with lemon, olive oil and chili powder for extra taste. Fry the chicken until golden brown and served it with sweet boiled carrots and sugar snap peas. Bon Appetite!

Flat Belly Challenge!

All my life, I have been struggling on how to loose weight or flatten my belly so I could wear sexy bikini and sexy clothes. I wanted to feel comfortable and get the confidence in me. I have tried so many diet ideas on how to flatten my belly but my patience couldn't wait for better results. I procrastinate, I forget and I became lazy doing the routine and never did look back to do it again.


So now, here's my chance to a wonderful flat belly! Flat Belly Diet is the diet that everyone's talking about and really want. Prevention magazine is looking for a select group of women who would like to try the Flat Belly Diet free of charge. Yes, you heard it right, it will not cost you anything just to try it.

Eligible participants will receive:
  • A free copy of the Flat Belly Diet book
  • A free 1-year membership to the Flat Belly Diet website
  • Exclusive membership to our Success Story Club
  • The chance to blog about Flat Belly Diet on our website
  • First look at exclusive Flat Belly Diet videos
By following the program, you could loose up to 15 pounds from the fats of your belly in just 32 days. How cool can that be? One more thing is, you will not need much exercise to struggle for a wonderful flat belly. Just follow the simple program and you will never regret anything. Check out the Flat Belly Diet now and start feeling good, looking good and gain confidence with a nice and sexy looking flat belly.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship

Since Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I wanted to pass this candle of love, hope and friendship to all my friends here online in my blogging community. May the Lord blessed you with all the goodness and happiness in life. May the Lord continue to bless you with so much blessings in life. I grabbed this candle from Janeth Vicy-Fields' Life Journey. Thank you sis for posting this wonderful lighted candle.
May this candle of love, hope and friendship will serve as a
light for everyone to bring joy,
contentment, happiness and sweet love
for those people who need it.
Don't let the Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die.
May God richly bless you as you
keep this candle burning.
Pass it on to all your Friends and to everyone you love.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ice Cream in Rainy Days

My Mint Ice Cream

It has been raining for 4 days now and I have been feeling cold and chilling with the cold-rainy weather. Despite of the rainy weather, the husband and I grabbed something from Cold Stone Creamery to get some ice cream. We got to taste different ice cream flavors like raspberry sorbet, french vanilla, banana, chocolate and dark chocolate, cotton candy and mint. Winn got the french vanilla mixed with blueberries and I got a mint ice cream mixed with Oreo and chocolate chips. We ate it while driving going home.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Techie-holic Sproutwells!

Eating healthy is one way that me and my husband keeping fit and feel good. We always like to have a vegetables in our meal and fruits for dessert. When we go for our grocery shopping, we always make sure that vegetables and fruits will come first in the cart. In that way, we will not forget how to eat a healthy balance diet and feeling good all the time. I normally use being my self-proclaimed techie-holics to research about good food and how to become healthy and be fit. I find myself working on my computer just to get good results on becoming and having a healthy and fit body for a better life.

Hear what they say! The Sproutwells are on the loose and they are just your typical fruit and veggie family living among humans. They are here to fit in the human world. They are back to tell us something very important. The Sproutwells are back to reveal something that we don't know about them - they are techie-holics! A family of fruits and vegetables trying to live and love the rush and thrill of bidding on awesome prizes. The Sproutwells are a big fan and users of where they order healthy good food online. You too can visit the website and start feeling good and keeping healthy. What's good about freshfunds is you can accumulate points for prizes or charity donations and might be one of the lucky winners of elliptical machine, ultimate ski weekend for 2 and Nintendo Wii Fit. The following yummies are:

# Chiquita Fruit and Veggie Bites
# Fresh Express Gourmet Café Salads
# Fresh Express Packaged Salads*

Don't go overboard on being overweight and start eating healthy! You will be rewarded just because you are keeping yourself healthy and eating right.


Window Shopping

After spending half day at home - watching the news and some movies, doing my task, packing some things, and surfing the internet for a while, the husband decided to go to Lowe's to return the broken hand-truck. We got the refund and we did a little bit of window shopping. My favorite isle was the kitchen and bath features. While doing my rounds, browsing the brochure and touching the materials, I thought to myself that someday, I wanted to have something like the one I saw in the brochure.

It is always funny how I drag my husband just to let him see what was my dream kitchen or my dream bathrooms would look like. I always tell him that I want the "his and her sink" in our bathroom. He would just smile at me like I was a little kid wanting a very beautiful Barbie doll in the store. My mind always runs for wonderful imaginations as we are building our nice and wonderful home in our minds. I just wish that our house here in Kentucky will sell very soon. We hope that there will be answers for the ailing economy. Right now, all we have to do is be patient in waiting because I know that God will do the rest.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lombok - Eastern Inspired Living

It has been over a year now since me and my husband went furniture shopping for our house that we can call it a home. I never realized that it took me hours to decide which style and design, kind of wood to consider and the color that I really want. It was my first furniture shopping with my husband. Building and decorating houses is really a pain in the head. Sometimes, just by decorating our own house is stressful as we wanted things to be organized. Of course, all what we want are the best and everything is physically arranged to its own place.

We have moved twice already, looking for the not-so-perfect house and place where we can build our lives together. Of course, decorating the new house is really a big deal for me. I have been spending some of my time browsing home magazines where I can get ideas on how I can turn the bare from a lovely house. From the furniture, home accessories, color and lighting of the house, I want our new place to get the look of beauty and versatility whatever home-style that is inspired by traditional and contemporary.

LOMBOK is renowned for an Eastern-inspired living. Their passion is to use recycled and natural materials wherever possible, for pieces that are naturally stylish and comfortable with that reassuring live-in feel. You can choose different styles from furniture, lighting and accessories including wooden beds, dining tables with dining chairs, wooden bookcases, chest of drawers, cushions, baskets, candles and a lot more. By visiting their website, you can simply browse by room - Dining, Living, Bedroom and Study room or simply browse by collection with different varieties to choose from that fits your personality. My husband is a coffee lover so I will let him choose between the rustic or contemporary, teak wood or glass coffee tables to look good in our new living room and to complete our furniture shopping. As for me, I wouldn't mind to have a new computer desk to give my laptop a good view while I am doing my blogging. They offer 20% discount on selected items where you can shop something to give this Christmas.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ain't Much Pumpkin

After cleaning the house today, I gave myself a good and warm bubble bath. I told myself that this is the best time to use the bubble bath I purchased yesterday. I was sweating all over my body and my clothes are dirty from cleaning. So I ran my bath water with some bubble bath and relaxed in the tub for half an hour. But I noticed that the bubble bath I bought wasn't good enough to make bubbles. I was looking for more bubbles so I can soak my body in it but they never came. I poured half bottle of the bubble bath but still it is not enough to create bubbles for me. I even asked for Winn's help to create bubbles for me but his effort of making some bubbles didn't last. It turned out, after 30 minutes, I took the usual bath I have.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Friendship Flower

I never thought I would encounter some good and wonderful friends like Wena here online. There's always been great things that we always shared and talked about. I thank her for this wonderful flower of friendship she had given me.

This tag is all about “FRIENDSHIP OFFERING” with someone whom you know, to someone whom you already knew or will know in the future, globally.

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Here are the rules for this tag:
1.) Copy the badge and put it on your blog,
2.) Link back who pass you this tag,
3.) Spread this tag to at least 7 or more bloggers who you think you are friend with.

"And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you. "

Now, I am passing this flower of friendship to:

Anne Kerney,
Ann Christine,
Janeth Vicy,
Roche and