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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Live, Eat and Stay Healthy!

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Dieting is not easy! It is easy to say, "I am not going to eat because I am on a diet!" But do you follow your dieting routine every day? For some people, it is easy to say the word 'diet' than doing it. It was hard especially if we love to eat. Sometimes, it is hard to abstain from the food we love to eat. Doing something that we haven't done before is just hard to leave behind. We can schedule for a jogging, a walk in the park, an exercise, a hip-hop dance lessons for ourselves but do we really know how long are we going to do it? It is easier said than done.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Trip to Galveston, Texas

My husband and I just got back from our weekend trip to Houston, Texas. We went to see my college friend who's a Certified Public Accountant back home and works at Shell Oil Company. They have a job training in Houston for 3 months. I was lucky that we met before they will go back in the Philippines soon.

We went to Galveston and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. The weather wasn't bad at all. We really liked it! We went to eat at Saltgrass Steakhouse and enjoyed steak, lobster, chicken, fish and pork ribs! That was a winner! The next day, we all went to Houston Premium Outlets. We shopped like crazy! One of her office mates said, "I am not going to eat, I will go shopping!" We had a lot of fun. They took the opportunity to get all the things they need and want. It was nice meeting all of them.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

For The Love of Tools

A handyman can do anything as long as he got all the tools that he needed. I firmly believe that some men have a passion for tools. Just like my husband. Last Valentine's Day, I bought him a complete set of battery-powered tool set. He just loved it! I can see the smile on his face. I love it when my husband works around the house, repair the things that needs repair not thinking of how much I will pay for a licensed professional. He can do just about anything. I am sure some of my friend's husband can relate to me.

So whenever my husband goes to the hardware store, I pay attention to what he's looking at. I know I can learn something or by simply learning the tools name. I am sure hubby needs more tools like circular blade to work on special jobs. It feels good when you know that someone in your house knows everything around especially on repairs. If you are in need of tools, you can visit the Uptite website because they carry all the best brands at a great price for all construction needs. You can find anything from hand tools to power tools.

Happy Birthday My Love! myspace graphic comments

Today, my husband is celebrating his birthday! We woke up early this morning and get things done around the house. We are going to have a delicious rib-eye steak for dinner later and my surprise for him will be this weekend. Happy birthday my love!

Chili Con Carne

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

My husband is a chili lover! I learned eating chili from him when I got here in the United States. I thought it's just one of his crazy food cravings but when he cooked chili con carne (chili with meat) for me, I just can't stop eating it. It is good! Traditional versions are made from chili peppers, meat (ground beef), garlic, onions and cumin. Beans and tomatoes are included. You can find chili in an American-style fast food restaurant. As a matter of fact, my favorite was from a certain fast food restaurant which is the chili-cheese dog topped with sweet onions. It's a winner! One reason why we stock hormel canned chili in our pantry to satisfy our cravings even if it's in the middle of the night.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blossoms of Spring

Spring white lilies

Spring yellow lilies

Spring time officially started last March 21st. Before that, some trees and flowers are already blooming and adds color to the environment. It is really nice to see when you see things around you back to life just like the flowers and trees. Birds keep on chirping and it sounded music to my ear. Spring is finally here. I am hoping for more wonderful sunshine to enjoy together with my husband. Oh I love Spring!

The Smell of Spring!

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Yes, I can smell the fresh flower blooms, the red robins chirping and the trees getting back to life. Spring is already here! It is the time of the year where everyone is starting to plan their Spring Break vacation for a week or so. For some, they will hit the nice beaches in the coast. Some students will have a break from school and enjoy the fresh-smelling flowers. It all comes back to life! Whatever your plans maybe, just enjoy the season of spring!

My husband will be celebrating his birthday this month and of course, I wouldn't let it passed by not giving him a surprise. I know he likes surprises once in a while and this time, he will surely like it. I was thinking about Branson, Missouri since it has been a while he visited the place. It is time to go back and experience the world-class attractions and the live music capital of the world. We can do a lot in Branson! There's magic, comedy, dance, acrobatics and drama are also performed onstage or we can visit one of Branson's theme parks for an exciting day of rides and attractions. I should be checking Hilton Branson Convention Center for available packages that will make our vacation memorable. For sure, they have special offers since it's my husband's birthday.

For a weekend vacation in Branson, Missouri, it would be nice if I have a list of our itinerary of the things we will do around Branson.
  • First, we are going to have an evening of dining with live entertainment. Besides, I want my husband to feel that he is very special to me.
  • Next day, we could go shopping for a day and eat at the best restaurant in town. I bet there will be lots of special offers and sale items.
  • Before the weekend vacation will be over, we will visit the museum to embrace the history of Titanic and Veteran's museum. I just cannot wait to see the smile on his face!
We can also stay at Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing that provides an ideal setting to explore all that Branson has to offer. We can go shopping for spring and summer clothes at over 100 retail shops and dine at the best restaurant in town. Both hotels are within easy driving distance of Branson's championship golf courses, lakes, museums, theme parks and 49-live entertainment theaters. With so much to offer, this exciting vacation community is perfect for everyone! So leave the chilly winter behind and come out to play this spring in Branson to experience a true Ozark Mountain Spring. This is all about for my husband's birthday!

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekend Trips

With Rowena at Mall St. Matthews

Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory

The month of March is really intense! A busy month for me and my husband. It all started on the first weekend of March when we went to Kentucky to visit our family and friends. It was a long drive but we were happy to do it just to see our family and finally meet my friend Rowena and her family in Louisville, KY. We had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory and the food was yummy!

The Meyers

The Holbrooks

The second weekend of March, we went to see our friends in Tyler, TX. We went to the mall for a little shopping and headed to a seafood restaurant. The food was good! Nothing fancy happened, we just want to see each other. All we did was laugh and lots of talking.

With Rhea, Ivy and Analyn

With Analyn and Ivy

The third weekend of March - we went to Shreveport, LA to meet some friends. Went to see them at Louisiana Boardwalk. Was filled with so much laughter and taking pictures everywhere. We just can't get enough of everything. We were able to managed the little time we had and the weather didn't cooperate with us but the party must go on. Went to Boomtown Hotel and Casino for lunch buffet and a little gambling. Everybody enjoyed their weekend.

I wonder what will happen on the fourth weekend of this month... It is still a big question mark (?). I am getting excited!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Diva: Regine Velasquez

My friend Jenneth is a very big fan of Regine Velasquez. She didn't know that I am too, love Regine. I just love to hear her sing. I watch her movies and TV shows. Recently, Jenn blog about Regine's new TV show, Diva: The KantaSerye. Since I don't have a TFC channel for some reason, I cannot watch her show on a regular basis. So I end up looking for videos online.

Time check: 9:00 P.M. I started watching the first episode of Diva at YouTube. It didn't stop me to watch her show. And for tonight, I am going to finished the fourth episode at this hour. Time check: 11:15 P.M. Below is one of the videos of the show - Diva. I am going to start watching the fifth and the rest of the episodes tomorrow and for the coming days. Hopefully, I will have more time. Enjoy watching!

Note: I provided the link above so you too can enjoy watching it for those bloggers who does not have the TFC channel or GMA Pinoy TV. Thanks to Rhiansters for uploading the videos.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Need a Pen!

Did you know that the ancient Indians were the first to use the pen? According to ancient text, the earliest of pens made in India used bird feathers and bamboo sticks. Today, there are different modern types of pens can be categorized by the kind of writing tip or point. For example, a ballpoint pen, fountain pen, roller ball pen and a felt-tip pen or simply called as marker. I am using the ballpoint pen. I just cannot leave the house without a pen in my purse. I got used to it when I was still in school.

Everywhere I go, people are using pen. It is a necessity in schools, offices, businesses, or even at home. There's one way to attract your customers to patronize your business, a free personalized pens giveaway will help. These personalized pens will be a good idea to give out to the campers because they will remember where they got it. The business name shows on it. How cool is that? Customers are always looking for free stuff before and after they make any transactions. Trust me; it will help your business! You can always get free stuff at banks, malls, or any offices. Just ask for it. You know you're in the business if you know how to treat your customers' right.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What Color Green Are You?

You Are Apple Green

You are almost super-humanly upbeat.
You have a very positive energy that surrounds you.

And while you are happy go lucky, you're also charmingly assertive.

You get what you want,
even if you have to persuade those against you to see things your way.

Reflective and thoughtful,
you know yourself well - and you know that you want out of life.

Vinyl Banners

Signs and banners are essential to a business. It will represent your business in sales and bring customers in looking for good deals. As I am getting ready to work in the campground this summer, I will be helping the owner to organize a banner sign to catch the attention of the campers to stay in the campground. Signs and banners would mean a lot for a campground business to get the sales goal we have been wanting for. I am getting excited for that day we will put up the new sign along the highway and call all campers to stop by in the campground to stay with us. It would be so much fun!

To all business owners, let your own business be heard! Create a colorful vinyl banners that will catch customers attention. Attract your customers with your customized banners and get your business going. You can upload your own design with an easy and simple tool. The vinyl banners are made from durable vinyl that is resistant to weather and other outdoor conditions. You know it will last! Provide your business a great way to get your message and a profitable one. Vinyl banners are not only for business but for all certain occasions. Go get yours now!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I'm Back!

Yay, I am back! Back from our 5-day trip to Kentucky to visit our family and friends. It was a long drive but I enjoyed it. I love long drive even if it is a short trip. I sure do miss blogging and blog hopping. I am hoping that I am totally rested to get back on track. There are some things that I need to do around the house, plus I am looking forward for more short trip for the coming weekends. I just can't wait!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Go Mobile!

It's not a surprise to the whole world how modern technologies transform to a very easy way to entertain people. I myself admit that I love to have those electronic gadgets. I like the idea that it entertains me whenever I am bored, I travel, or even just to have something to do around. Today, I am so amazed how a little phone can do so much. You can do a lot by listening to music, take pictures, watch videos, and even browse the internet. Mobile devices nowadays can bring you to the world of excitement and ease. Anything can happen in just one press or call.

Talking about mobile video, Filmmakers and Animators can instantly license short films, feature and other premium video content for mobile distribution. They can register and upload the film content to mDistribute and set their own licensing fees for each film. All licenses on the mDistribute platform are royalty-free, non-exclusive, and non-transferable. As for the Content Buyers, they can also register and browse through the large collection of premium video content raging from 2 minutes to full-length feature films. I should know more about this so I can watch my favorite videos whenever I am away from my computer and with the help of my own mobile device!

The Call of Beauty

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Dermajuv Skin Care Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Just recently, I was having a hard time sleeping and I can stay up until 5 o'clock in the morning. I couldn't imagine how I managed to stay up and still be energetic. I was watching Rachel Ray Show about three women trying on a certain product on their faces. Problems about face sagging and wrinkles. I bet every woman have their own beauty rituals every morning or at night. I remember our neighbor back home; she puts mayonnaise or egg white on her face to peel off dead skin. My friend from Kentucky told me that whenever she had pimples, she puts lemon juice all over her face to avoid pricking it. It works for her!


To these days, I still remember all the advices that my mom taught me. Before I go to bed, I don't forget to wash my face and put the moisturizing cream on my face. Taking good care of our skin will help us look younger and beautiful. No matter what skin care products we use, as long as we follow the directions to get the positive result we want. What I most think is the best skin care products new key ingredients in wrinkle cream or eye gels are the powerful gel and fresh serum that glides on the eye area that reduces dark circles, puffy bags and wrinkles while generating cell growth with stem cells. Check out Dermajuv, the best selling skin care products.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

I Will Be Back...

... after the weekend. We are going to visit family and friends. It has been a while since we saw them. I am also feeling anxious to meet a very good friend. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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