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Friday, December 31, 2010

It is Coming!

Today is the last day of the year, few hours from now, we will be celebrating the coming of the year 2011. The year of 2010 has brought us so many things. We welcomed every blessings, every gifts, every trials, problems and happiness. It made us a better person each day as we leave the year of 2010 behind and welcome the new year 2011. Let's celebrate and forget the people who have caused us pain, who hurt us. Let's forgive them and let's bring joy and happiness to our new year. Another year for us to correct our own mistakes and enjoy all the blessings from God that will come our way. I am wishing all of you, a very happy new year!

How Should You Spend New Year's Eve?

You Should Go on a Trip

You feel like doing New Year's Eve up a little differently this year.
And why not celebrate in a brand new city?

You're itching for a little adventure,
and you'll find it if you watch the ball drop in Times Square.

NYC not your thing?
Consider celebrating in Las Vegas, Paris, or even Disney World.

Your New Year's resolution should be to travel the world more,
and you might as well get an early start on it.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Save Money with Total Protect Home Warranty

This is a sponsored guest post written by Total Protect Home Warranty on behalf of Total Protect Home Warranty. Post powered by Sponzai.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How Do You Shape Your Life?

You are Resourceful

You crave stability and honesty in your life.
You're ready to meet people who inspire and nurture you.

You are working on trying new things and breaking out of old patterns.
You are shaking your life up.

Your past has inspired you to rely more on others and also have them rely on you.
It's all about teamwork.

The key to improving your life right now is envisioning your future.
You need to clearly see where you want to be in a few years.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! myspace graphic comments

Christmas is finally upon us! We’ve been waiting for it. We’ve been planning, dreaming, and hoping for something spectacular.I am wishing all of you for a very Merry Christmas! Sending blessings of Peace and Happiness this Christmas. May all your dreams come true. Happy Birthday, Jesus Christ! Thank you, my God for all the blessings and gifts you showered our family and friends. Thank you!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Home Business

Do you want to earn extra money? Melaluca has become one of the fastest-growing home-based businesses in the USA. Melaluca, correctly spelled Melaleuca, is also known as “The Wellness Company”, and was founded by Frank L. Vandersloot in 1985.

Now, you can join the Melaleuca Products revolution, making money from home by using high quality melaleuca based products, delivered right to your door. These are common household products that you’re probably already using, including health, wellness, and beauty products.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Show Your Best Smile

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toms of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Donate Your Car

Who is your hero? A hero for me is a man of distinguished courage or ability whose been admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. I am sure that all of us has our own hero. It could be our own father and mother, husband and wife, one of our relatives or friend. No matter what noble deed they do to mold us to become a better person. We also look back to our soldiers who fought for our freedom. To gain the liberty of one country. Their bravery and courage was truly admired because of what they did. They help many people, different races to gain freedom.

This coming Christmas, let's honor those people who give a meaningful battle for our freedom. Our United States Veterans sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Now they need your support. Let's make their Christmas a very wonderful one by car donations. Please donate your car to the Vietnam Veterans of America. You are eligible to receive a IRS tax deduction and your car donation will be helping those who have given us so much, our veterans. Vietnam Veterans of America is chartered by Congress and has been supporting our dedicated Veterans and their families for over 30 years. Donating your car will truly make a difference!

What they did to our country years ago, was really meaningful to everybody, to all of us. The reason why we have all the freedom in this world. If you will donate a car, you are giving them all the help that they need. If you have a car that you do not use anymore, let someone use and take care of it. The joy of giving this Christmas means a lot to our Vietnam Veterans. Make someone happy by your donation. The vehicle donation process is easy, fast and secure, and your car donation will help them to provide critical support services for our defenders of freedom in their time of need. Call toll free today at 1-800-Help-Vets on how to donate a car or use the easy online car donation form to schedule your free towing and join the thousands of other satisfied car donors who have already helped our veterans. Let's wish our Vietnam Veterans a very joyful Christmas this year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Carrot Cake

Since it's the Holiday season, there's a lot of baked goods around. When I came here in the United States, I learned how to bake out from the box or from scratch. I just follow the procedures. I think I'm good at it. So three nights ago, I baked a carrot cake.

It was good. My husband and I are getting there to finish it all. I just wish that my mom and sisters can taste what I am baking this Christmas. I miss them so much. I wonder what to bake next.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Season Cheers!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

Nobody can stop people from shopping for the Holiday season. Stores are always packed because people are shopping Christmas presents for their family and friends. The Holiday spirit just keep coming and everyone's overwhelmed for the joy it brings. I am not done with my Christmas shopping yet. I still have a long way to go to find the great deals for Christmas. I am hoping that I can find all the things listed on my Christmas wish list.

Last Saturday, we went to Pier 1 store to check out some stuff I needed for our house. I found some few things and was really happy about it. They have candles and fragrance, home accents and decor, dining, furniture and more. Since my husband and I decided to cook for Christmas eve dinner, I want to pick up a nice dinnerware that I can use for the party of four. We invited a couple to join us on Christmas eve dinner. Of course, wine glasses are on the list too! We will be celebrating happiness, God's blessings and love.

For this coming Christmas, I don't have to worry about what to give to our family and friends. I am sure, I can find holiday gifts that they will love. They have great deals and bargains on dining and home accents. I will let my friends know that they can find and buy my Christmas gifts at Pier 1 Imports, at the home accents and decor specifically. Its the gifts that go above and beyond.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby Talk

Mothers-to-be are all excited for the coming of their baby. Parents-to-be are fixing the nursery rooms for the baby such as the cribs, bassinet and baby things. Everything should be ready and organized for the newborn's arrival. One thing that parents shouldn't forget is the baby changing table. It will be easy for the mother to change baby's diaper because it's comfortable and easy.

Brazo de Mercedes

Two nights ago, I attempted to bake my favorite rolled cake, Brazo de Mercedes. It's been years that I haven't eaten this kind of rolled cake or sometimes referred to as jelly roll. Like what I said in my previous post, I am going to enjoy baking and bake my favorites.

I gather all the ingredients and visited the website, Panlasang Pinoy and copied how to make the rolled cake. I thought that making Brazo de Mercedes is not easy to create but when I watched the video, I fully understand everything. It wasn't that hard at all. As you can see from the photo I posted, I made a mistake rolling the cake. But it tastes really good as my husband and I ate it all the next day.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hello December! myspace graphic comments

It's the second day of the month of December, the most wonderful time of the year! I wonder what great things I have done for the year 2010. I am sure there's a lot of them. I made lots of friends this year and it is so nice to let them know how I value the word called friendship. I met new people where I work and I thank the Lord for all the wonderful blessings he had given me. Thank you, Lord! You are always the best!

Bigger and Better!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG. All opinions are 100% mine.

You have seen the commercial and it is really talking big and better! The next new generation of Windows Phone 7 devices. We all know that there's a lot of great phones out in the market today. You'll just have to know which one is the best for you. I even thought that my friends got the best phones or I think I got the best and better until LG Electronics launched its first Windows Phone 7 device, the LG Optimus 7. Windows Phone 7 is a big bet for Microsoft building new operating system that offers people the ability to do more in fewer steps. I think it will be a big bet for the industry. I can foresee now that people will switched their old phones to a better one just like LG Optimus 7, a phone that will provide a great experience to a lot of users.

So what are the key features of the new LG Optimus 7 series? First, it offers the glance and go experience of Windows Phone 7 combined with unique features only available on the LG devices. Second, the users will be able to display videos and photos captured on their LG Optimus 7 on a TV or enjoy music on their phones through their favorite speakers without wire. How fun is that for all music lovers? This phone has a lot to offer. Indeed, Life's Good!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

My Own Jones

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.

It was cold when I woke up this morning. But it didn't stop me from going out to do some errands. Today is Black Friday, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. But I didn't go shopping today. I did my shopping last week because we went on a short trip. This morning we went to the park for walk. It was nice and cool.

After spending about over an hour at the park, we went to check some stores along Broadway Avenue. The parking lot was full because people are shopping crazy. They don't want to missed the great deals today. So we went to the grocery store to pick up some items we needed for this coming weekend. While browsing every isle of that store, I saw Jones Soda. I have been wanting to buy these sodas and finally, here it is. It tastes good. My husband opened the first bottle and had the first drink.

I am already thinking to serve myJones custom soda this coming Christmas eve for our friends who will be joining us for the Christmas dinner, the flavor would be strawberry lime which I think is my favorite. It would be me and my husband together in the photo wearing Santa Claus hat as a Christmas theme or the photo above would be great. I will name it as "WackyMe Jones" and I am really sure that our friends will be happy looking at it. I can't wait to do it! If you think for yourself and about gift-giving, check out myJones where you can customize your own Jones bottle. It's your photo to upload, your soda and your brand. Cool!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day! myspace graphic comments

Today is Thanksgiving Day. We all have something to be thankful for in life, it doesn't have to be something material all the time. We should always thank our God above all who gives us so much blessings in life. Happy Thanksgiving Day to y'all!

What's Your Thanksgiving Horoscope?

Thanksgiving Horoscope for Libra

You're the sign most likely to upstage the host or hostess with your charm.

Your signature dish: Green bean casserole

Your signature dessert: Chocolate cake

This holiday: Make plans early and stick to them.
It's easy for you to change your mind.

Shopping Time!

I finished eating my Thanksgiving dinner two hours ago and now, I am sitting in-front of my computer looking for great deals online. In few hours, Black Friday will start and people will come rushing to the stores and start shopping. Black Friday is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. I have a few lists on my mind on what to buy these Holidays.

I am going to start gathering online coupons that will help me save money from shopping. Since winter season is just around the corner, I need nice jackets to keep me warm. The weather is unpredictable and we should always be ready no matter what. When I was in North Dakota, I always make sure that I'm wearing an insulated jacket every time we go out.

Shopping is always fun. It's every woman's therapy. No matter what part of the country you live in, or what time of the year it is, everyone needs a jacket or coat that is functional yet stylish. Even in the spring and summer months, a light-weight or soft-shell jacket is sometimes needed indoors when the air conditioning is still cranked up. The reason why, I like investing my hard-earn money to some nice, stylish, comfortable jackets and coats that will last long. So for the coming days, I am going to go shopping because I am going to bring Holiday cheer to all my loved ones.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Filipino Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Day will be tomorrow, November 25th and tomorrow will be my 4th time to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day in the United States. I just want to share an article from RemitHome. Every month, they published an article about Filipinos in the United States.

"Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, is a very popular holiday in the U.S., since it’s a time for families to gather together over a meal to give thanks for their blessings. That’s why the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year.

One of the first Thanksgiving celebrations occurred in 1621, when the Pilgrims invited their newfound Native American friends to share food after the fall harvest and give thanks for their new country. It has evolved into a holiday where families and friends come together, regardless of religious beliefs or country of origin. American family gatherings range from simple meals with immediate family to an entire day of activities with family and friends, with board games, outdoor sports, turkey runs, helping at food banks, and watching Thanksgiving parades and football games on television. And, not surprisingly, the celebration focuses on cooking and sharing good food.

Some Filipino families who have established residence in the U.S. have enthusiastically adopted the foods of their new country, fully embracing the traditional Thanksgiving feast: roast turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Other households may add favorite dishes from home to the Thanksgiving meal. For some, rellenong bangus and mechado are the real stars of the meal; the turkey is either absent or a mere afterthought. Other families supplement the traditional bird with pancit, rice, menudo, and lumpia or serve leche flan instead of pumpkin pie."

How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving? Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Term Life Insurance

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We all need to Buy Life Insurance for our family. We don't want to leave our families behind paying all the bills. We want the best for them. Today, there are lots of insurance companies that offers low-cost, high-quality Term Life Insurance. Make sure your loved ones are protected. None of us wants our family to struggle after we're gone . That's why are pleased to be able to offer you affordable life insurance without a medical examination. We should grab this opportunity to buy Life Insurance No Exam for us and for our family.

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The Joy of Baking

Baking is one of the things I want to learn. Yes I can cook and I started cooking at a young age. My mother taught me well in cooking but baking is different. I wanted to make baked goods such as bread, pie, cakes and cookies from scratch. I want to learn that someday I can make really good carrot cake and banana nut bread (they're my favorite). I made some cakes out from the box but I wanted to explore the joy of baking.

The reason why I started to bake today. I am making Chocolate Crinkles. This will be my first ever baked cookies I made and I am proud of myself. I can't wait to bake more! I love baking! If you want to learn how to bake these beautiful and delicious cookies, I got the recipe from Joy of Baking.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Must Love Horses

Did you watch the movie, Dreamer? It is a 2005 American family drama film and an inspired true story of an injured Thoroughbred race horse named SoƱador . A little girl named Cale have fallen in love at first sight before the accident of the horse. She began to sneak out to the barn at night to see her (the horse) while seeing her grandfather to know more about horses. Cale loves to watch horse racing after school and started horse betting on her favorite horse.

It was a beautiful movie for the whole family. I loved it and cried at the end of the movie. It inspire those people, especially the father and daughter/son who lack a much needed bond. Someday, I want to watch a real horse racing betting, not just in the movie. I want to see the whole thing right before my eyes... someday, I will do that.

Let's Go Camping!

Who wants to go camping? When I was in grade school, I was a Girl Scout. I always looked forward for the activities especially camping. I love camping, that even to these days, I enjoy it together with my husband. Once in a while, we make it a point that we go camping somewhere where we will enjoy the beauty of one place. Packing our things has always been my part. Our clothes, toiletries, food and water, medicines, thermal blanket, and not to forget the camping lights. Camping is fun!

What Dance Are You?

You Are Ballet

You are quite introverted.
You enjoy keeping to yourself and cultivating your talents.

You are dedicated and focused.
If practice makes perfect, you're willing to keep practicing.

While some people may dismiss you as boring,
you can be quite edgy and interesting.

You can fit in almost anywhere...
and your style ranges from conservative to funky.

The March Group Fraud Protection Alliance- The Best Shield Against a Hostile Environment

This is a sponsored guest post written by The March Group on behalf of The March Group. Post powered by Sponzai.

The possibility for fraud during a business transaction becomes a real threat when either party, buyer or seller, sees an opportunity to manipulate the sales process with the malicious intent to outsmart the other for one’s gain. Schemers and opportunists are continuously coming up with clever ideas about how to prey on unwitting victims. Today the problem with fraud is more complex than ever, as many transactions are conducted online, without the need for meeting face to face. Concerns about the effects of, and protection from fraud has prompted the creation of The March Group Fraud Protection Alliance.

The March Group Fraud Protection Alliance is a multi-faceted program that analyzes various transactions that you make. Its comprehensive approach has even been used by large programs such as the Ebay Customer Protection program. The first part of the program is ensuring that all deals remain confidential. Everybody knows that discretion is essential when you are selling your business or deal making; this ensures that any transaction conducted will be kept 100% confidential until both parties say otherwise.

The second part of the fraud protection program is a thorough background check on those involved in a deal. If the March Group has been hired to defend a business from fraud the owner, at any time, can contact them about a potential customer and they will be able to tell him or her if that customer may be part of a scam. The March Group aims to keep incidents of fraud to a minimum, if not totally eliminate them, and offers reparations to those for whom the program is not successful.

Finally, and perhaps the best feature of the program, The March Group offers extensive classes about online fraud to those who use the program. Learn about the latest forms of fraud affecting businesses and how to best prevent, and address them.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Costumes

For this year's Halloween (2010), I made sure that my husband will wear a costume. I think he liked the idea of wearing one when he saw me wearing the "Dorothy" costume last year when we were in Hawaii. He enjoyed watching me walking around the Waikiki strip and he's been very supportive taking pictures of me together with the other people wearing their own costumes.

My husband is wearing the Granny Wolf costume and I am Little Red Riding Hood. We made sure that our basket was full of candies so we have something to give when kids will come by and greet us "Happy Halloween" or "Trick or Treat!" We had fun. The kids were all dressed up in their own Halloween costume. We will definitely do it again next year! I wonder what will be our costumes?

Trent Jordan’s Vancouver Offers Live Jazz for Free

This is a sponsored guest post written by Trent Jordan Vancouver on behalf of Trent Jordan Vancouver. Post powered by Sponzai.

The annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival brings the top jazz musicians from all over the world to play in 40 venues all across Vancouver. There are over 400 shows, and many of them have no price for admission. In Trent Jordan’s Vancouver guidelines, he recommends several places where you can enjoy the music for free. There is a place for you whether you want a picnic lunch in the sunshine or an evening clubbing.

Granville Island is full of places where jazz can be enjoyed. Performance Works and Market Stage are the best, but Don Gasford Park, Railspur Alley and the Granville Island Brewery Taproom also offer fantastic shows.

Another place in Trent Jordan’s Vancouver to enjoy the summer jazz festival is Gastown. Gastown is a great place for shops and restaurants, and the two-day New Orleans-style Gastown Jazz offers continuous music for your enjoyment.

For true jazz aficionados, the Roundhouse Mews and the David Lam Park outdoor stage are the place to be. Not only will you enjoy an eclectic collection of the world’s top jazz music, but there are also studio workshops and amazing improvisation.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is an event in itself, but Trent Jordan’s Vancouver is nothing if not innovative, and the outdoor concert series at the bridge is a double attraction. Jazz on the wild side is not to be missed.

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is part of the Costal Jazz and Blues Society’s focus to make Vancouver a centre for the exchange of music and ideas that includes local, national and international musicians and music lovers. Dedicated to strengthening the arts community in Vancouver they offer programs all year-round. They also offer educational and outreach initiatives to support and encourage young artists. Trent Jordan’s Vancouver welcomes visitors and residents alike to enjoy the awesome atmosphere of Vancouver’s Summer Festivals.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween 2010 myspace graphic comments

Are you ready for the Halloween? Almost! I ordered my Halloween costume online and I got it three (3) days ago. It's going to be a fun Halloween (I guess!) because my husband will be wearing his costume. I wish that my friend will join us but she's going to work. My hubby told me to buy lots of candies so we have something to give for the Trick or Treat. I don't know how many kids in the neighborhood will be knocking at the door but for sure, there's something for them when they come.

I still have one thing to get to complete my Halloween outfit. This will be my second Halloween experience (wearing a costume) in my entire life. The first Halloween experience? I was in Hawaii. And I think, it's a wonderful experience to do it just for fun. I am sure that some of my friends are already planning on what to wear. I guess, I will be waiting for their photos to be posted in their Facebook.

Beautiful Log House

When my husband and I got married, we stayed at this beautiful Mountain Village surrounded by log houses. It was just beautiful! It was carefully planned and beautifully built. I love the idea of owning a beautiful log house and decorate the whole house!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trent Jordan’s Vancouver Car Free Day

This is a sponsored guest post written by Trent Jordan Vancouver on behalf of Trent Jordan Vancouver. Post powered by Sponzai.

Trent Jordan’s Vancouver aims to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. As part of that initiative they have a Car-free Day Festival in the summer at several locations. Since 2005, the Commercial Drive Festival volunteers have organized and presented what is basically an enormous street party. Growing every year, people are ready to experience Vancouver without cars. The first annual Car-Free Vancouver Day was in 2008 and will continue every year.

Considered an evolution towards healthy communities, different neighbourhoods present different festivals on that day and each one has a different flavour. It is truly a cultural celebration in Trent Jordan’s Vancouver. Volunteers can participate in their own neighbourhoods or in any festival that interests them. For those with no time to volunteer, just come and enjoy. There is lots of fun for young and old alike, but the best part is to experience the magic of the future of a car-free Vancouver.

Previous festivals took place in Kitsilano, Main Street, Commercial Drive and West End. Organizers are welcome, also, pod-heads, spontaneous participants or a day-of volunteer for a few hours or the whole day. Each community sponsors its own festival as an intervention to the constant traffic. It is a wonderful example of how in Trent Jordan’s Vancouver the staff and elected officials of the City of Vancouver support the citizen led Car-Free Festival.

Some of the activities you will see and participate in are skateboard demonstrations, Roller Derby, multimedia performances, square dancing lessons and Chamber Music. In other venues there is street hockey, a Drum Jam, a Healing Garden as well as a Tribal Harmonix Dance Stage. North Vancouver joined this year with activities focused on the beach.

Whether you are coming from home or from a hotel, don’t drive to the Car-Free Festival. There is transit from Fest to Fest and Trent Jordan’s Vancouver guidelines recommend biking. There will be Bike Valet Parking at most venues.

Appliances Protected With TotalProtect Home Warranty

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Owning a home is a wonderful experience for all people. However, when appliances break down without warning, unexpected costs can damage one's checkbook. If the stove or refrigerator goes out, it could cost a large sum of money to fix or replace. When a homeowner purchases Total Protect Home Warranty insurance, this large fee is covered and only a service charge will need to be paid. Total Protect is the perfect home warranty.

The way this insurance plan works is that every month the homeowner pays a low monthly fee. Just as any insurance policy would charge. By keeping the account in good standing and paying a small monthly fee, all of the appliances in one's home are covered and under warranty. Whether the refrigerator is twenty years old, or the dryer has seen better days, they are all covered by purchasing this home warranty plan. Other items included are plumbing, ceiling fans, washer, air conditioner, furnace, dishwasher, and more. If the homeowner has a pool or hot tub, they can be covered by the warranty for an additional charge.

When an appliance breaks and needs repair, the homeowner will simply call a certified technician at anytime 24/7. There is a low service charge per call that is paid one time per appliance. Technicians with Total Protect Home Warranty guarantee all of their work. One can even request a service technician on holidays. No more searching for a technician to come to the home at an odd hour of the night. Simply dial the toll free number provided, and help will rush to the residence. TotalProtect Home Warranty is a service that no homeowner should be without.

The March Group Complaints Awareness Team Advises Small Businesses on Handling Dissatisfied Customers

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How should a small business handle complaints against it? According to The March Group complaints awareness team, a respected mergers and acquisitions firm that also acts as a small business advisor, these businesses should first investigate the complaint to see if it is genuine and legitimate.

The March Group advises small businesses that many times complaints can come from rival companies who want a larger share of the market, or from terminated employees seeking vengeance on the company. These types of scenarios can be very hazardous for an upstart small business, especially if business owners are not aware that they are highly likely to come across these types of threats to their reputation. In this current difficult economy complete with its cutthroat business climate, small business owners should expect that they will have to deal with one of these scenarios in the very near future if they haven’t already.

On the other hand, The March Group recognizes that if there are genuine complaints and dissatisfaction, it is extremely important to deal with them promptly. Their Complaints Awareness team has a two-fold mission: to weed out false claims made by insincere parties who only want to slam the business, and to thoroughly and quickly address the issues raised by people who have an honest gripe against them.

The March Group informs small business owners that often the people with valid complaints would come out instead of being an anonymous complainant, and would want to work towards a resolution with the company, instead of merely making derogatory comments and not wanting to have a real sit-down conversation. Small business owners can learn a lot about protecting the reputation of their business from the expertise and professional experiences of The March Group.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Fun of Roving

Riding a bike is one of the things I enjoy especially when I just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. I have seen some TerraTrike Rover along the highway and I was thinking that it would be fun if I was the one roving. My husband would to go with me too! It is just so cool to think that my husband and I will be wandering using the Recumbent Trike. This is a fun thing to do especially when the weather here in Texas is nice for the winter time. Definitely a plus for my exercise routine!

What Kind of Stressed Are You?

You Are Driven Stressed

You have a lot of stress in your life, but a lot of it is your own doing.

You put a lot of pressure on yourself.
You have high standards, and you won't stop until you meet them.

You can become work and goal obsessed.
You sometimes suffer from too much micromanagement.

Slow down and give yourself a break.
When it comes to stress, you are your own worst enemy.

Imagine Just One Hot Summer Day without Air Conditioning

This is a sponsored guest post written by Total Protect Home Warranty on behalf of Total Protect Home Warranty. Post powered by Sponzai.

Most people don’t give the condition of their air conditioners a thought before the first hot day is upon them. They just switch them on fully expecting them to hum into service without a glitch, and normally, that is what happens. They are happy to have the cool air coursing through their homes without a care in the world.

But sometimes, the unimaginable happens. You go to switch on the air conditioner one hot summer day and nothing. You may curse, you may cry, you may even kick the unit fully expecting it to spring to life for you at your bidding but no, it is not going to cooperate, and you are stuck with trying to figure out what you are going to do about the problem.

Not to add insult to injury, but that tiny little voice inside your head that told you that you should have taken your neighbor’s advice and called TotalProtect Home Warranty to sign up for a home warranty on the major appliances in your home really isn’t helping matters at this point. All you can do now is open the phone book and hope to find an air conditioning expert who will come out to your home immediately and fix the unit. This may end up costing way more than it would had you acted on your neighbor’s advice and called TotalProtect Home Warranty.

Let’s rewind. It is spring and you are having a conversation with your neighbor about how summer is just around the corner and is your air conditioner in good operational order? He tells you about the home warranty plan he just purchased from TotalProtect Home Warranty and how it is giving him peace of mind knowing that if anything goes wrong with his air conditioner or anything else major in his home, help is just a phone call away.

You take your neighbor’s advice, call TotalProtect Home Warranty, and when summer does arrive, you know that you are prepared for the full brunt of it and with extra money to spend on your family not on costly air conditioning repairs.

Busy as a Bee!

Alright! It took me a while for me to go back to blogging. I have been really busy the past few weeks. My summer job is over last October 5th and it was good that I am having a little break from working. Sounds good? Yes it it! Because I am taking six (6) months off before I go back to work. It means, six months vacation for me! And oh, before I end this post, let me share about the thing I am enjoying for the past few weeks, it is called WeReward.

I am enjoying taking pictures of businesses in exchange of points and can be cashed out through paypal. So if you have an iPhone, Android phone or BlackBerry phone, click this link to get you started earning points for money. Enjoy!

Being a Pet Owner in Tough Economic Times with PetCareRx

This is a sponsored guest post written by PetCareRx on behalf of PetCareRx. Post powered by Sponzai.

Owning a pet is expensive at times. It is costly to give them the best care, and even just getting them fun things like toys or a comfy special bed. In tough economic times spending money on extravagant items that aren’t necessary can seem inappropriate, but PetCareRx maintains affordable prices so you can give your pet what they need without breaking the bank.

PetCareRx helps with the economic crunch by providing fantastic deals on supplies and medications for your pooch and/or kitty. The savings are even more important when you realize that PetCareRx can save you money on expensive prescriptions. Whether you need a onetime prescription for a temporary illness, or you need long term health care aides like Heartgard or other wormers or even vaccines.??

Before you jump into buying anything online, or off, know how reliable the company you are buying for is. Do they stand behind their products, or offer guarantees that the services they provide are good? PetCareRx has licensed pharmacists to regulate the medications sold, but more importantly, they guarantee that the prices offered will be the lowest available anywhere.??

PetCareRx has great values on training aids from barking control to basic obedience. Everything at the same great prices that they have for medicines and health care supplies.??

Taking advantage of the good deals on their website you can make sure you have the proper crates for traveling with your pet, a comfy bed for them to sleep on, and the right medicines to keep them healthy all the time, without undo strain on your finances.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

I'm Invited!


Hello everyone! I checked my blogs today and I got an invitation from Demcy - My Life's Perception & Inspiration. I haven't been blogging for six (6) months because I got busy with my summer job. This is an honor and definitely going to join her 3rd Giveaway Contest! This is a special comeback for me to the blogging world and I get to visit my favorite blogs once again. So if you guys wants to join the giveaway contest, visit the links and who knows, you might be one of the lucky winners. Good luck to us all!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Words With Friends

Last August 29, 2010, I was introduced by a friend from California about the game - Words With Friends. We started our first game and I was hooked until I invited some of my friends to download the app and play the game. It is so addicting! There were nights that I was dreaming about getting all my tiles to complete a word and earn a high score. It made me think so hard. Learn about strategies and all. This is a great game!

So, if you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, please download Words With Friends application and let's play! If you love playing scrabble, you will love this one too!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

We Need Medical Insurance

After graduating from college, the first thing that came to my mind was finding a job. It was hard because I was not the only person who wants to land a job. There were over 10,000 graduates who graduated that year. All I have was my determination and patience to find a decent job that will support my daily needs including health insurance.

My family and friends told me once that we shouldn't get sick. Especially I'm away from my family and nobody will take care of me if I get sick. I tried hard not to get sick, thanks to God! Our health is very important to us. With the tough economy today, people loosing their jobs and some loose everything. Some people cannot afford to buy health insurance. More and more people are finding it difficult to obtain and keep sufficient coverage at a cost they can afford. Unfortunately, healthcare insurance costs continue to rise. As a result, both individuals and companies are having difficulty keeping up with the costs.

That's why there's cheap and inexpensive medical insurance quote that will help us to get affordable medical insurance because it is necessary to keep ourselves protected from any unexpected disasters and problems. We should always know that getting medical insurance will lead to a better life and worry-free healthy living.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's My Birthday! myspace graphic comments

Today is my special day. I am celebrating my day together with my husband, my family who cares and love me so much. I am so grateful to have such great family and friends. Thank you all for your warm wishes. Thank you for making my birthday extra special. Thank you, God for the wonderful gifts you have given me through these years. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

An Orchestra Concert at Church

Guest post written by Marsha Tillman

My kids have always had some kind of music concert going on—even now that they’re in college. My daughter plays the violin and my son plays the trumpet, and both still actively play in shows whenever they come home. I’m just thrilled that they’ve both kept practicing their music after all these years!

They actually played together yesterday night in the church orchestra, which was a blast to see. Well, my husband and I hit traffic and got there a little late, so we had to sit closer to the back. I thought the group sounded great, but my husband kept asking me if I could hear the music very well. I told him that I could—and that if he couldn’t, to maybe consider getting his hearing checked.

It took a bit of convincing, but he actually went our local Miracle-Ear location today to get the test. As it turns out, he definitely needed hearing aids, and has needed them for a while. Luckily, the kids are coming home to play in the orchestra again in a few weeks, so he’ll be able to hear them crystal clear!

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Way to Comfort

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.

Autumn started last Thursday but it feels like it is already winter for us here. Winter is coming pretty soon. With the cold weather we have here in North Dakota, it is not easy to find our way of comfort dealing with the harsh and cold winter. Everybody's wearing long sleeves, cute sweaters and light jacket to protect themselves. I myself started wearing one too. The cold wind is just unbearable. I need a superfine fabric to comfort and keep me warm during the long winter season.

Thanks to Ramblers Way Farm! They started a passion for creating superior products for a sustainable lifestyle with a desire to re-imagine wool as a next-to-skin, superfine fabric, to warm and comfort people of all ages and walks of life. When I think about the wool sweater, I typically think it is itchy on my skin. Maybe because I refer to my wool coat I had.If I will be given $200 for a shopping spree at Ramblers Way, I will purchase the hoodie and the cross neck henley because it will keep me warm including my head and ears. It is a necessity in this season to keep me warm all the way. The Ramblers Way Farm offers an innovative line of extremely comfortable clothing from their Rambouillet wool that is made entirely of American wool to discover a personal warmth, comfort and confidence with superfine worsted wool apparel.

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The Tea Oracle

You Appreciate Life's Tiniest Moments

You are a great compromiser.
You can deal with personalities of every flavor,
and you're good at making sure each person has a say.

You have an ever chanting personality.
You are big on self-improvement and growth.
You're always getting better.

You are happy but realistic.
You try to make the best of what you've got,
even when you don't have a lot.

You are energetic and downright hyper.
All sorts of ideas and opportunities excite you.

The Boost Mobile

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.

With today's economy, there's a lot of people changed their lifestyle. It was a big challenge for them just to survive this tough economy. I am one of them. I have been saving every penny I earned from working. It wasn't that bad if you just know how to handle your finances. From the TV commercials itself, they have been showing how to be frugal in our everyday life. Choosing from what insurance that will saves us a lot of money, tips on how to do our grocery shopping wisely and even switching to a better but affordable phone companies.

Have you heard about the Boost Mobile? It is one of Sprint's prepaid brands that offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contract. This is all we need to eliminate hidden and other service charges that is being charged to our wireless phone bills. Don't you think? The Boost Mobile redefines the value for wireless consumers with its "Monthly Unlimited" service, offering unlimited nationwide talk and text, surfing the web, including 411, e-mail and instant messaging for $50 per month. How cool is that? That means to say, I can update my own Facebook and Twitter account wherever I go without the hassle of bringing my heavy laptop computer to communicate with my loved ones. What's more cool about it was, Boost Mobile devices offer unlimited connectivity to Facebook for one price per month! That's so cool to know!

There are three ways or methods on how to Re-Boost or add funds to your Boost Mobile. First, yo can pay online. You can can use your credit or debit cards to set-up or register worry-free automatic payments or for future payments. Secondly, you can pay in person where you can find a re-boost location near you and lastly, You can pay by phone by using your Boost mobile to call the numbers. It is so easy and I am sure that the activation process will not take longer with some few easy steps to follow. I am already thinking getting the Blackberry phone for my husband so he can always reach me whenever he goes fishing or working on something he loves. It has a built-in digital camera so he can take pictures of the fishes he caught and show the,m all to me. Cool! This is the start of saving together on phones because communication is very important.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn Begins...

... tomorrow, September 23! I'm just excited to hear about the Fall season. This means that my summer job will be over pretty soon. I'm going to enjoy my winter vacation with my husband in a warm, cozy and relaxing place. The leaves are turning yellow, red,, orange and brown. It's just beautiful! I will be taking pictures as my remembrance. This will be my fourth Fall experience in the United States. I am also looking forward to my Fall fashion! I just love everything about Fall season!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Drive-in Movie Time

Guest post of the week by Brittany Booker

My wife and I rarely get to enjoy a night out because of conflicting work schedules. During the summer months, our schedules do relax a bit more and we tend to take advantage of this and spend quality evenings together. One of our favorite things to do is go to the local drive-in for a number of reasons.

We get to see two movies for less money than a movie theater charges for one movie ticket. The drive-in that we go to has three screens so there is always a great variety, and there is almost always something we want to see. The concession stand has inexpensive favorites such as home-made french fries with melted cheddar cheese drizzled over them. Yes, it is extremely unhealthy, but a plate of junk food now and again is good for a person!

The best part about it is we get to bring our two dogs with us. We enjoy taking them to the dog park or to a friend's house for a barbecue, but this is the only public place we can take them and have such a great time. We don't worry about leaving the house unattended because we were able to get a adt security system around fort worth TX, so we even have peace of mind while we are enjoying our night out. We usually see friends there as well, so we get to socialize with them between the two featured movies. This is definitely one of our favorite ways to spend a nice summer night together.

Purchase a TotalProtect Home Warranty Plan for Less than the Cost of Replacing a Major Appliance

This is a sponsored guest post written by Total Protect Home Warranty on behalf of Total Protect Home Warranty. Post powered by Sponzai.

If the compressor in your refrigerator went out today through no fault of your own and you needed to have the refrigerator repaired or worse, if you needed to replace your refrigerator altogether, would you have the extra cash lying around to have the necessary repairs done? Just having the compressor repaired would cost you a few hundred dollars when you add the labor costs together with what the part will cost. If the refrigerator itself had to be replaced, that would cost you upwards of $1,000 or more, and that kind of cash at a moment’s notice isn’t readily available to most homeowners on a tight budget.

There is a solution to how these types of emergencies can be handled in a way that won’t break the bank and will give you some idea of what your monthly outflow of money is so that you aren’t faced with a huge repair bill that you can’t possibly afford. The TotalProtect Home Warranty is a home warranty plan that allows you to purchase the warranty for a lot less than it would cost to replace that refrigerator.

For the few hundred dollars a year it costs to purchase a TotalProtect Home Warranty, paid up front or in monthly installments, you can ensure that if something breaks in your home, you won’t have to come up with emergency cash to fix or replace it or worse, you won’t be faced with going without that item until you can come up with the repair money.

Why take a chance of something breaking down leaving you at the mercy of an unknown repairman who will end up charging you for parts, labor and a service call when, with a TotalProtect Home Warranty, once you pay your annual premium, the only other money you will pay to have the problem fixed is a service call fee (some additional costs may apply according to the terms of your contract). When you weigh the options, there really is only one smart choice — TotalProtect Home Warranty.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

3rd Wedding Anniversary myspace graphic comments

Three years ago today, I married the most wonderful, sweet, kind and loving man. I will always remember our wonderful, solemn, and happy wedding. Here's to many more years of happiness! I love you so much, my Hubby!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm on Twitter!

Yay! This is it! I finally joined Twitter. I have been battling the idea of signing up since I have been busy at work this summer. Then some of my friends are telling me to join Twitter. And here I am, I am finally tweeting! Follow me on Twitter, folks!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dogs Dental Treats

Our pets will always do something just to get a treat. Dog lovers should know what a dog can do to his own master. Isn't it nice when we give back something delicious, natural ingredients, that helps their (dogs) teeth clean, freshens breath, and reduce plaque and tartar build-up. Dogs love Nubz Dental Treats! Nylabone Nubz, Edible Dental Dog Chews is made of highly digestible natural ingredients and its a Veterinarian recommended! How cool is that? A dog treat that gives them fresh breath and healthy gums! The good thing about this treat is, there's no aded sugar, salt or preservatives. It's an ideal snack everywhere you and your dog go. Dogs love them! It is made in USA and you can find them at COSTCO for only $3.50. Hurry! Grab yours now. It is a good way to treat your dogs!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Water Tubing

Kristin and I, getting ready for the fun of tubing!

Yeah! That's me and Kristin!

Last Saturday, we went on a boat ride. Our good friends took us by the lake and enjoyed the wonderful Saturday weather. I changed my work clothes to swim wear! It was such a lovely day to take off from work once in a while and get that summer break I need before summer will be over. Water tubing was fun and definitely there will be more of this activity next summer!