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Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Fall Purse to Match My Downsized Wardrobe

Guest post written by Kathy Herman

I've been working really hard this summer to lose weight and I'm so proud to say that I've lost 20 pounds! This is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time and I finally reaped the rewards when I went shopping for fall clothes. But to go with all of those things, I need to make sure that I also get a few cute purses to go with my new downsized wardrobe so that I'll look all cute and pulled together with my new physique.

When it came to my accessories though, I did some online shopping because I wouldn't have to try those one and decide which size to wear. While I was online shopping for the purses, I ran across some info on clear TV. I looked through it and showed it to my roommates before I decided to change over our TV service to it.

I did find the perfect fall purse with this neutral light brown as the main color and dark gray as the accent colors on it. It looks so ladylike but still hip enough so that it will go with most of my outfits.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's My Vacation Party

Now that I'm finally feeling out of work for the winter, I feel that it's time to do some traveling. My husband and I spent our summer time in North Dakota while I'm working from April to October. The months that I am at work, we couldn't really enjoy our summer time as other people did. Business first before pleasure as what other people say. And that's what we did for the whole six months we were there.

Last week, we finally close our doors for the campers and the camping season is over. It is time for us to enjoy ourselves and spend that moment we have been waiting for - the winter vacation. Our summer job up north was really good and it was overwhelming. We met a lot of travelers from all over United States and Canada. We some people from Europe too!

Now that our job is over for the year, it's time for us to party!

Friday, September 30, 2011

I Feel Great With My Hair!

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

I  show an excessively high opinion when it comes to my hair. I show great attention to every detail of it and I am very careful and precise the way my hair look. I could be very vain when it comes to my hair. Why not! I love taking care of my hair. Everybody says that I have long, shiny and beautiful hair. So I take my time taking care of it. It is one of my personal assets and I am proud about it. 

The thing is, Fall season has just started and the weather makes my hair and scalp dry. When it's winter time, my hair gets frizzy which makes me cranky. The more it gets cold, the more I dislike my own hair. I was advised by a good friend of mine that I should use TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo. She told me that she's been using it for quite a while now and she told me how to use  it. It's a complete line of shampoos that revive your style's look and feel on days you skip a shampoo. It is uniquely formulated to absorb excess oil and remove odor, the full line of dry shampoos rejuvenates hair without a drop of water. 

Since I have long, straight hair, I would like to try Volumizing Dry Shampoo. My friend said that it works for her and works for her mother too. I will give it a try to delete my problem with frizzy, dry and damaged hair. I don't have to worry about how can I survived a day making my hair beautiful because I know I can trust the shampoo that helps my hair look beautifully strong and healthy.  


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Happy Birthday To Me!

Yesterday, September 29th, I celebrated my 29th birthday. I felt so loved and happy. My husband and some good friends made my day extra special. They brought cake and ice cream. They gave me flowers, birthday greeting cards and balloon. Some of my good friends send birthday wishes and special birthday gifts which I love. Thank you God for all the blessings. You are the best!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fight For Your Rights

Recently, I watched a TV ad about vaginal mesh. It's already fairly well-known that mesh procedures have higher complications. In women, a vaginal mesh support is more effective for repairing a common type of pelvic organ prolapse, which occurs when pelvic organs fall out of place. But the procedure comes with a higher rate of serious complications during the surgery, such as bladder perforation and pelvic hemorrhage, and adverse events after the surgery, including new urinary incontinence and pain during sex. So if you have been a victim, get more information about vaginal mesh lawsuit. Get help and know your rights.

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! I did some work today before celebrating my three-day birthday weekend. Though on the day of my actual birthday, I have to work but that's okay. Tomorrow, I will be celebrating my Golden Birthday.

Professional Suits

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

Have you seen the TV show, Suits? It's all about a brilliant college-dropout who finds himself a job working at one of New York City's best lawyers. Have you seen the suits they are wearing in the law firm? It's absolutely stylish, decent and appropriate! What I like about the show is the women's fashion. They dress everyday according to their style and fashion as if it were their last. In the law firm where they work, it's like, life is a party and fashion. The women's suits are just perfect and it stands out to everybody. 
At Express, I can find my way to fashion! I find women who are strong and not afraid to do any fashion statement. From beautiful dressy and casual tops to dressy and casual pants and shorts, Express got it all. You can even glamorize the basics for bold style with their accessories. What I like about the suits is it can go from work to play every day! So if you want to get fabulous and stylish, enter Express sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 suiting makeover. Invite your friends to earn additional chances in winning. 
So choose the suits that you love and tell me why. Where are you going to wear these suits? It could be at work, special events or if you have any job interviews, Express will be your fairy godmother when it comes to your clothes!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

T.G.I. Friday's Entree

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of T.G.I. FRiDAY'S. All opinions are 100% mine.

Weekend is almost over. Fall has started and I am feeling the cold breeze up north. The trees are turning to different colors which I love the most. In about a week, camping season in the northern part of United States will be over. Four days from now, I will be cerebrating my Golden Birthday (occurs when they turn the age of their birth day (example: when someone born on the 25th of the month turns 25). I am already planning as early as now what to do on my birthday. Maybe I could get lucky if I join T.G.I. Friday's Fun Freezer contest
Entrées For One
Since my husband said, he will bring me to the city of Fargo on my birthday, we might as well have the birthday dinner at T.G.I. Friday's restaurant. It will be a treat for both of us. But if ever work comes our way, we will postpone the birthday dinner and might as well purchase T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One” in the store. I have seen quite a variety in the store last week so I am hoping it will still be a happy birthday for me. I would purchased the Sesame Orange Chicken to get the Asian flavor out of it and maybe a Prime Rib Stroganoff for my husband. There you go! Birthday dinner is solved!
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If you want to win cool prizes, visit and start decorating you freezer! Good luck to everyone. 

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Monday, September 26, 2011

What Color Denim Are You?

You Are Blue Denim

You remind others to have fun. Life should always be celebrated.

You believe in living in the present. There's nothing but the here and now.

You are a very "do it yourself" type of person. You like to dig in and get things done.

You have great people skills. You can find common ground with others well.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Ultimate Game

I have always wanted to try the paintball game. I think it is a cool game! With all the equipments you use, the gears and the fun it will bring for my friends. I have seen a paintball game in the movie - Failure to Launch. Paintball is played with a potentially limitless variety of rules and variations, all of which are specified before the game begins. Years ago, we planned on playing this game but wasn't able to do it because we're not in our proper attire. So the next time we will visit the place, I should have my paintball guns ready and all the gears I should need before playing this game. I'm excited!

Happy Saturday!

Who doesn't love the weekend? Happy Saturday everyone! Have a super day!

Let's Get it Straight!

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

I am such a talker. I love to talk to my family and friends whenever I can. I would say, I can stay on the phone talking to my loved ones for hours just to know how are they doing. But am I getting my money's worth? I have been watching different phone companies on TV commercials and I would say it's a ripped off. Just imagine all the phone bill you have to pay every month just to secure that you really are getting the good quality of a phone service. Come to think of it, if you can cut your bill in half, then you will feel richer. 

Right now, I could Call a friend and ask her what she's doing for the weekend but I have to wait at nine o'clock so we can talk longer and plan our weekend. I think all I need is a phone company that will serve me better. I like the idea that I can cut my phone bill in half and feel richer. Imagine the amount of money I would be saving if I switch to Straight Talk. My husband's daughter is already a user. For as low as $45 for unlimited monthly service, she Hook, line and sinker an amazing phone service for her. It includes calls, text, picture messaging and web. Also, it is free from activation, reactivation and termination fees. The no-contract world could serve as a tipping point for millions of consumers who are already considering moving away from expensive contract-based cell phone service. How cool is that? 

Don't fret for all amazing smartphones users. You could own an Android on Straight Talk and still enjoy an unlimited calling plan. I would say that Straight Talk are great for all users. The "all you need" plan for heavy users is also available. So, if you have that extra money, what would you do? Start to get the feeling richer effect now!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

How's Your Feng Shui?

Your Feng Shui is Amazing

Your home is the perfect place to work, play, and unwind.

Beautiful and streamlined - you understand the importance of design and flow.

Your home is not weighted down by clutter, but it's not austere or sterile.

You treat your home as well, and as a result, it treats you well!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Invest in Gold!

It's no doubt that gold is a good investment. TV ads about gold is in every channel. A spokesperson said that we should invest in gold. Gold has been widely used throughout the world as a vehicle for monetary exchange, either by issuance and recognition of gold coins or other bare metal quantities, or through gold-convertible paper instruments by establishing gold standards in which the total value of issued money is represented in a store of gold reserves. Gold is at an all-time high so it's a good time to invest. My husband and I are talking about investing on gold. Goldline International is one of the leading companies in the United States offering a full range of precious metals products. We should check it out!

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Last week, my husband and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. As far as I’m concerned, marrying him was the turning point in my life. We celebrated our anniversary in a blissful yet simple manner. We had a romantic dinner, watched a good movie and basically just spent the whole day celebrating our beautiful marriage. Thank you, God for the wonderful years!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Best Thing Ever

The article written by Alonso Kramer

Getting married was the best thing I ever did but it also totally turned my life upside down. I know that sounds silly but my husband lived out here in Texas so I had to move everything I owned from Georgia to here and it was quite a transition for both me and my family since we were all so close. I’m getting used to it out here and I even lined up a teaching job to start in December for a lady who’s having a baby in the fall and I can’t wait to get started! I’ve been doing the wifely duties at home like cleaning and researching HughesNet Internet in Texas and I feel like I’m really getting the hang of being someone’s significant other. I love being married and my husband an I really like all the BBQ they eat out here in the Lone Star state, too! That’s not the worst thing about moving!

The Sky Inspiration Test

Beginnings Inspire You

You are independent and original. 
You are highly inventive and creative.

You love undertaking new and interesting projects. 
You have lots of ideas.

You have a delightful and colorful inner world. 
People would be stunned if they could see inside your head.

You aren't afraid of failure. 
Tomorrow is always another beginning.

Everything You Need

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

When  I bought my first phone, I thought I got everything I need. But I was wrong. I feel cheated in some way that I have to pay the bill that I didn't even use in the first place. So much for a hidden charges that I'm not aware of. I wanted to get away with it because it makes me sick paying too much on my phone bills. The only time I could call a friend was when it's Saturday and Sunday because the call is free. How pathetic! I have to save my minutes for my emergency use. All I want from a phone company is I can enjoy their service. 

I guess, I should listen to my mother because as they always say, mom knows best. I should just choose the phone company that will give me everything I need, no rip-offs and something that I can enjoy. I love the idea that I can cut my phone bill in half so I can have that feeling richer effect. My husband suggested that we should switch to Straight Talk just like his daughter did. At Straight Talk, no bogus and fictitious on monthly plans. There are no contracts, surprised bills and the reception and connectivity is excellent! Great nationwide coverage too.  

So, everything you need in a phone company is waiting for you to make a switch.  If you are a heavy user, you can have the plan that is just perfect for you - 1000 minutes and texts with 30 MB of web data. How cool is that? It makes me want to switch right now! I can even call my family in the Philippines because Straight Talk Long Distance service has a flexible prepaid calling service that lets me call and talk to my family no matter what time of the day at low rates. Believe it!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Asian Kung Pao

There's a little restaurant in Tyler, Texas where we live during the winter time. It is called Kung Pao. They served fresh Asian food. Thai and Chinese food are the food they served. You can order what you want and they will cook it from there. My husband and I loves it because they served fresh vegetables. You can choose from seafood, meat and poultry. It is really good. When we come home to Texas, we will visit Kung Pao!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Show Your Smile

When I was a kid, I dream of being in the commercial model of a toothpaste brand. But that didn't work as I grew up. I let it slipped away. Over the years, that ambition is far gone, though sometimes, when I watch TV, I always see beautiful smiles from beautiful commercial models. Their teeth are white and shinny! I want to have those teeth. I am really jealous! I wasn't blessed with a perfect teeth but I take good care of my own teeth. I brushed them twice a day.

The thing is, the visit to Dentist is not regular. I should know better since it is a must for a proper hygiene. Because of my regular six months job, I just can't leave my job right away. I don't normally get the weekends off. Usually, I go to my dentist during fall or winter. I need to Find A Dentist that is good and efficient in Texas since we live down south during the winter. Two months from now, it will be the start of my two front teeth project. I set it up on high priority. I really need to get it fixed so I show my beautiful smile.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Gotta Love Your Curves

Voluptuous is sexy! You must love your curves. Fashion can be done in so many ways. We can accessorized, mix and match clothes, choose the right color and the right outfit. Some people goes with what's the popular trend, for some, they go for the comfort. I would say, I will go for both. I won't be choosing the kind of clothing that is too racy to wear or the kind of clothing that will be uncomfortable or causing physical discomfort.

I have seen some people who wear improper clothes, out of style and out of fashion. I mean, what's wrong with the trends nowadays? Don't get me wrong but pajamas for traveling and shopping? That's not just so cool. With different retails for women's clothing and fashion style, I am sure that they can find something that is appropriate and comfortable to wear. To add more, there's a lot of clothing store that focus on plus size fashion, a design something presentable but comfortable to wear in public for all curvaceous, full-figured women. You can never go wrong with the fashion and style. You'll find all you need in just one stop

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What's your favorite junk food? I was in high school when I first tasted these junk food and it's been my favorite since then. It's good. Once in a while, I craved for these two.

Gotta Love The Phone

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Net10. All opinions are 100% mine.

It was two years ago when my husband and I dropped our contract to this big company. They charged too much on the things we really don't need. The hidden charges was just absurd! No matter how well they explain it in the monthly bill, we still cannot decipher all the terms. What in the world we got into? A phone company who charges too much on hidden charges! That's way out of the line. So after we dropped them, we made the big switch. We bought a phone from Wal-Mart. We have been a real NET10 customer since then. No matter where we are or even in Hawaii, we can make phone calls to our family and friends.

Where can you get a phone that has a nationwide coverage? Only at Net10! I have all the bragging rights because my husband and I has been a customer and we're still are! Net10 Unlimited is a great deal. You can get nationwide coverage with unlimited calls, text and data for just $50.00 a month. That's way too cool! Seriously?! For $50.00 a month I can call anyone I want and send never-ending messages to my friends. Take note of this, there's no contract, no surprised monthly bills and credit checks with great connectivity anywhere in the United States. We see the Light after purchasing and used the service. We even use it everyday for our daily needs to catch up with family and friends. 

The airtime can be purchased online at a nearby store or directly from your phone. The Easy-Minute-Plus plans for automatic plans is just $15.00 for 200 minutes. You can choose from different plans they have. For more information about the NET10, check out this cute NET10 commercial

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

What Exotic Cupcake Are You?

You Are a Mocha Cappuccino Cupcake

You are exact and accurate - and you expect others to be the same way. 
Incompetence troubles you.
You are bold and even brazen. 
You approach life with complete fearlessness.

You enjoy challenges... in fact, you seek them out. 
You like to put yourself to the test and see what you're made of.
You have the energy to take on the world. 
There's nothing stopping you from achieving all your goals.

The Perfect Jeans You'll Love

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

Some are born to rock the sidewalk, some are bred to be epic. What are you born for? To some, fashion is just effortless. To some, fashion is about comfort. What is your fashion style? I am so picky when it comes to my jeans. As you all know, I'm not that tall. Everywhere I go, I look for a perfect women's jeans that will contour the shape of my legs. I always want to be comfortable sitting down or just by walking with my jeans. I love skinny jeans! But sometimes, I like the straight and boot-cut jeans. Whatever is the occasion , I always like to find the style and comfort in my jeans. 

At Express jeans, you can find all the essentials you need in women's jeans. From boot cut to flare jeans and even the ever popular jean leggings! The jeans are so sweet and low on your hips, the slim fit of  jean leggings brings out your sexy shape. it is designed to flatter your figure, sexy style for everyone. What I like about the wide leg jeans the flirty look, boho-inspired that you can pair with high-heeled wedges for a perfect vintage look. Now, that's some vintage fashion!


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Love What You Wear!

I must love my body, even if it's not perfect. I must take care of my body, even if it's not physically fit. When I go for clothes shopping, I go for nice and comfortable clothing. The fashion and style should be secondary. All of us wants to look nice and feel good. Our clothes will speak for itself. We should choose the right size and style for our physique.

Two or three years ago, I had a hard time choosing what style of clothing to wear. Don't get me wrong but sometimes, I went gaga for clothes shopping not knowing if it will look good on me. I was an impulsive buyer. It didn't do me any good and my money went to waste. I could have save a lot of money. I should have known better.

Some of my friends are curvaceous, but their full-figured physique didn't stop them for being stylish and fashionable. Some women can just pull it off with their nice and voguish plus size clothes. They just know how to accessorize that will complement to what they are wearing. Now, that's real fashion!

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Wildlife

There are many reasons why I want to go to Alaska. I want to see the nature and the wildlife. I wonder how the animals can live longer during the winter time. I understand that some animals hibernate and some just hunt for the food to stay alive. But I don't think I can be tough in a very cold weather. In North Dakota, though we have some nice weather, I still dread the long winter over here. I wish that animals can hunt a lot of food for them to eat to survive the long winter especially in Alaska. 

Voluptuous is the New Sexy!

I've always wanted to be sexy. You know. The super sexy like a supermodel on TV, billboards and magazines. Unfortunately, no matter what I do, being a supermodel remains to be just a dream. I don't have the height, definitely no long legs to flaunt and I'm just an ordinary human being. But still, I am happy to be me. I am perfectly fine beyond my imperfections. I am what I am!

I have some few friends who's been struggling the way they shop their clothes. Luckily, there's a pretty cool store for those full-figured woman. They can shop anything they want including a plus size formal dresses. I have to check out their online store so whenever I go on vacation, I have something to give to my aunts and cousins. I've never seen them for so long so I want to make our meetings extra special because I am going to give them pretty cool clothes that will make them shine.

I don't have to worry anymore what presents to give to all my voluptuous friends because I found an online fashion that will fit perfectly for them, plus they will definitely look good in it. As a matter of fact, I'm excited to go shopping! I wonder who's birthday is coming up soon.

Hello Monday!

How are y'all today? Another Monday for us again. How did your Monday go? As for me, I went to work at 7AM. I did some cleaning, paying bills, went to post office for all our mails. I went ahead and finished bookkeeping today. Though I'm not done yet but I will get there in time. I have all the time to do all the things that needs to be done. I have a way of sorting what's next in line.

Maybe two more months to go and my six-month job for the summer will be over this year. Yes! I'm screaming at the top of my lungs - I'm excited for my winter vacation! I miss our house in Texas. I'm going to see my friend too. Maybe, after getting things settled when we come home, we might go on a trip. I still don't know where yet but I think, my Hubby got a plan. I need to find out what it is because I am very excited!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Coolest App!

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

I have been a fan of smartphone. When a new smartphone is out in the market, I always want to have right away. Why not? They are so cool to use. You can swipe all the way you want while exploring all the coolest app. You can even discover something that other people don't. How cool is that? That's why I don't go for any cheap phones that cannot entertain me. I want a phone that I will enjoy wherever I go. I just like the way a smartphone works that can give you entertainment and amusement.

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Now, to all Sprint subscribers, and I'm calling all my friends who are Spring subscribers. There is a new app for Sprint Total Equipment Protection App which is available for all Android, Blackberry and some selected phone features. Check out and download the application as this will only last until August 30th. This will help you keep all the information and all contacts in your phone. So you don't have to worry about stolen information when you lost a phone. Again, how cool is that? There will be no worries nor calling each and everyone to get your family and friends number again and again. With this app, you can locate your phone, sync contacts, lock phone, remote wipe phone, and sound alarm. It's so cool, right?
So what are you waiting for? For $8.00 a month, you have been provided the ability to find or locate the misplaced phone. Sprint is holding an open enrollment from August 1st until August 30th of this year. This means, any Sprint customers can add the Total Equipment Protection feature in their phone. This is a quick and convenient way to receive a replacement if their phone is stolen or lost. This is way cool! Wish my phone will have this.
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Friday, August 5, 2011

How Grateful Are You?

You Are Very Grateful

You are thankful for every little and every big thing in your life. 
You give thanks as often as you can.
You know that anyone can focus on what's wrong in the world; 
you prefer to focus on what's right.

You see life as a gift, as bad as things may get. 
Gratitude is a way of life for you.
You want every one of your days to mean something. 
You don't waste your energy on things that don't matter.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Your School Deserved It!

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

I love going to school. In fact, when I'm in school, I always participate in every activity or any school campaign for a good cause. If it will help other people like the students parents and teachers, I go for it. I help the school for giving my free service. We seek for sponsorship that will help the school project going. Coca-cola has been helping so many people all over the world. That's why it's my favorite soda. I like the way they help other people to start new and give somebody's dream to achieved it. 

Coca-cola Company has participated in so many activities and events. That's why, I am calling all parents, teachers and other members of community to join My Coke rewards for schools. It is a great way to bring more play to local schools by letting them redeem points for the things they need in a classroom such us school supplies, books, sport equipment or something that the school really need. This is a great way for a local school to make some noise so that everybody's voice will be heard. 
From July 13 through September 30, Sprite is giving away 25 playgrounds worth $25,000 to schools and consumers who purchased and enter the codes. How cool is that? You don't want to missed the Sprite Spark Parks School sweepstakes. So buy now and enter the codes!

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So how does it work for your school?Just purchase your favorite Coca-Cola products, mine is Coke, Sprite and Nestea. You can enter the codes at to get points. Pick your school and donate the number of points you want to give. Register now if you haven't registered yet. I know my points won't be wasted because I am helping my local school here. 
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Just My Luck

I have been lucky lately. Though, my hands are still tied from my regular summer job, I still get good offers from blogging. Who can passed up an opportunity like this? Not me! I am taking all my time to do my task and do everything under my power to finished every task I have. I will not allow the time to passed by without doing anything. If I have to do it right away, I will do it. 

Things around the campground where I work has been hectic. What can I say? Summer isn't over yet. Campers are still traveling and camping. I wish someday, I can take my time off and off we go to a one-week cruise or a beautiful grand vacation in the paradise. Well, it just sounds so good to me so I will keep on praying. I will update you soon!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Get "The Feeling Richer" Effect

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

I can't help it but laugh at one of the Straight Talk commercials. It is funny when they get the feeling richer effect just because they can talk all day and night to their family and friends. Few years back, my husband and I paid so much dollars to single line phone bill. In fact, I barely used my phone to call or even press a word for a text message. I don't even call a friend who lives in the same state as mine because I'm afraid we will be talking longer than one hour. We felt cheated by the big wireless phone company. I can just imagine the amount of money we could save for two years if we have been wise choosing the right phone company. 

If I have an extra money, I could buy a home theater with all the money I could save. My husband is already thinking on switching to a better phone company without any hassle, difficulty and annoyance. A phone company that has no contract, no surprise bills and with great nationwide coverage. How cool is that? A phone with everything you need that is free from activation, reactivation and termination fees. My husband's daughter is already a subscriber of Straight Talk and she's enjoying the service that a smartphone can do. She can check her Facebook, send picture message, browse the internet with unlimited calls and text messaging. Again, how cool is that? She's definitely hook, line and sinker through her phone because she's getting the feeling richer effect. At Straight Talk, everything you need in a cellphone without a contract is amazing!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

The Tropical Flower Test

You Are a Dreamer

People usually totally love you or totally hate you. 
You are extremely intense.

You aspire to great things. 
You dream big, and you have the self-confidence to make your dreams come true.

You are a total brainiac who enjoys learning new things. 
You think studying is just plain fun.

You try not to go overboard on anything. 
You are down to earth, and you aren't easily swayed by emotions.

Find Love, Give Love

I never thought I would be married to a different race. My husband is a United States citizen while I am from the Philippines. I gave up on love. I never had a serious boyfriend while in school. Though I cannot hide that I envy some of my classmates who got boyfriends while in college. But I was really fine being single. I just can't find myself on a date on Valentine's Day with someone special.

After college, some of my friends who's older than me found their someone special from a dating site where it is cherished and treasured. Few months ago, I visited a friend in Florida and her family. They met on a special dating site and they have one daughter together. I can tell that they are an ideal and happy family. The product of a dating site, a family with full of love, happiness and harmony.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Finding a Home

Who would ever say NO to Hawaii? If you love the tropical weather, the fusion of Asian cuisines, the adventures on the islands, the beautiful white sand beaches and interesting culture, then you might want to live and enjoy the beautiful islands of Hawaii. The islands of Hawaii for me is a paradise. A perfect getaway for me and my husband when we needed the break from work. I miss exploring the beauty of Hawaii. We still have some islands to visit to complete all the islands. I would love to go back.

There's a lot to do in Hawaii. I was never bored when my husband and I spent our winter twice in Hawaii. It's always been the ideal getaway from the harsh winter in North Dakota. I was lucky enough to be able to explore three islands in Hawaii. If ever we will go back, we like to check Hawaii Realtors to gather informations about the properties they're selling. Who knows, we might just buy a house for the winter and enjoy the tropical weather while everyone is bundled up.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The American Pickers

My husband and I are watching some shows at History Channel. It's an interesting channel where you learn about history of a certain thing. From vintage cars to signage, from little trinkets to old furniture, everything has a story to tell. I myself enjoy the shows Pawn Stars and American Pickers. It drives me to the past where even a single silver spoon made by a famous American silversmith can be worth thousand of dollars. How cool is that?

I never did stop learning. Learning is always fun. If there is a way to learn, I do it because I need to know them. Thanks to History Channel for producing relevant and interesting shows like these. It is good for everybody.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Severe Thunderstorms

In just one week, we had two thunderstorms visited our county. It wasn't that really bad just like the one reported down south but people get scared. The first thunderstorm we had three nights ago, the campground office was open until nine o'clock to accommodate campers who keeps coming back asking about the weather report.

It is a scary thought that thunderstorms can do damage to our property. The thunder and lightning can strike big trees, buildings, people and just about everything. I have to admit that I am a little scared to even think about it and I am even more scared when something goes wrong and do damage to any of our property. The repairs isn't cheap and I know it will cost me a fortune. After a big thunderstorm, my husband will make sure that there are no signs of water damage anywhere in the house, inside and out. I have to make sure that I know who to contact right away if ever we need repairs and clean after the mess.

Break Time

Alright, I got my break yesterday morning. I was out from the campground five minutes to nine and it feels so good to finally have a little break. I went grocery shopping for our necessities and went to small department stores in town. Our town is small so I guess we can't just have it all here. If I need to go shop for a name brand clothing, I have to go all the way to Fargo and drive 100 miles to go shopping. But that's just not gonna happen anytime soon. 

My break lasted for about two hours and I am back at work again. You see, working six months of the year has its advantages and disadvantages. A job with lot of perks and a little drawback. But, I have no complains. Maybe next time, I can get longer breaks than the usual two hours. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Get Involved!

I have seen kids who got birth defects. I was thinking that maybe the mother experienced a lot of trauma, been smoking, drinking alcohol or worst, taking pills not prescribed by a doctor. Aside from the reasons, pregnant women could have taken a prescribed medicine that is not good for them that develop birth defects to their babies. My heart goes out for all babies and kids who suffer from it. Pregnant women should read labels and get involved with all the information if they have taken paxil. They may have a case and they can file a Paxil Lawsuit to the company who made them so no more sufferings and no more birth defects. They seek legal counsel.

What's Your Tropical Fruit Flavor?

Your Tropical Fruit Flavor is Banana

You are selfless and extremely giving. 
You are magnanimous and big-hearted.

You've been told that you are too trusting of strangers. 
You place a lot of value on first impressions.

You are very sensitive, and you prefer to stick to your comfort zone. 
You tend to resist change.

You are easygoing and easy to please. 
You are mild-mannered and apt to get along with just about anyone.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fashionable Scrubs

My friend in Texas works at nursing home for over three (3) years and I work in a campground for over three (3) years now. We live in Texas during winter time and I get to see her only when we are home in Texas. When she's off from work, we made sure that we see each other. One time, she came to visit me and she's still wearing her cute and stylish cotton nursing scrubs. She looks fashionable wearing them. I asked her where she buy all her cotton medical scrubs because I want to be comfortable when I'm working in the campground. It would be my cute "campground uniform" without worrying what to wear for work the next day.

I also found out that I can buy more stylish and snazzy but cheap scrubs at where I can choose different styles and colors for an affordable price. How cool is that? I don't have to worry on what clothes I will wear for work. All I have to do is, choose the style and color and be fashionable at work!

4th of July Aftermath

How was your 4th of July go? Did you prepare lots of food for the whole family and friends? Did you shoot some fireworks? What other summer activities you did last weekend? Did you have fun? Are you all stuffed from the good food? 

As for me, I worked all day since July 1st. Ever since I started working in a campground, I never did go anywhere to enjoy the full day of 4th of July. But I enjoyed it. The campers brought us lots of food in the office. We had crawfish etouffe, hamburgers, hotdogs, pork chops, barbecue spareribs and beef brisket. We had different kinds of cakes too! We had cupcakes, birthday cake, cheesecake, and strawberry pies. We're all stuffed. We didn't have to worry about what to cook because the campers were so nice bringing all good food. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

World Financial Group

Saving for the future is the best thing to do. I always tell myself that I should save for rainy days. No matter what happen, we have something to get for emergencies or we will be thankful enough because we have money to pay all the bills. The reason why I'm checking on World Financial Group to cover my financial assets and learn how I can save up for my future. I always think that World Financial Group has a better idea or plan laid out for a self-employed person like me. I should study more about it because I know that the World Financial Group is helping individuals and families identify their dreams and achieve financial independence, and that's what I want!

Monday, June 27, 2011

First Place in the Sandcastle Building Contest

Guest post written by James Hutton

The resort town where our family has a beach house always hosts an annual sandcastle building contest around the 4th of July. Well, last year our family actually won first place in it! We always did pretty well at it, but we were all really excited and surprised when we won overall last year.

Well, I thought that it wouldn't hurt to do some research on designs before hand. So I was doing that online a few days ago when I saw and read through it. Then after that I got a hearing test done and got fitted with some comfy feeling hearing aids.

It's almost like they're not even there! Which is good because we're really going to have to pull our weight at the sandcastle building contest this year and I don't need any distractions from building the best sandcastle ever in that short amount of time. I know that we're going to have some stiff competition, but I really think that we can pull together and win first place again.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

When I started working, my wake up time is 4:30AM. I make it a point that I have so much time to prepare before heading to work. My job starts at 6AM and at 5:30AM, I should be waiting for the bus to take me to work. I allow about 30 minutes for me to go to work because I hate to be late. I was never ever late even I was still a student. I made sure that I'm always on time or five to ten minutes earlier before the time. I grew up to be punctual. 

You Sometimes Don't Get Enough Sleep

You're often more tired than you'd like, and you're probably not getting enough quality sleep.

Sleeping a little more could make you a lot more energetic and happy.

Try having a bedtime, keep your bedroom cool, and only eat fruit before bed.

When I got the job here in United States, I have to wake up at 7AM and work for fourteen hours. Then I have to go to bed by 10PM. So I get about eight to nine hours of sleep depending on how tired I am. I could be in bed and stayed awake for several hours, sometimes I'm knocked down after a long day of work.

Hello Saturday!

I always love it when you come. I always thought that every time Friday comes a long, you will be the next one to cheer me up and it never fails. You always brighten up my day. Why? Maybe because you fall on weekends and you know that everybody love weekends especially if its Saturday. Picnic on the lake, mini parties for a get together, birthdays or sometimes, cook-out at the porch. How cool is that? We all love you, Saturday! Will you stay longer than 24 hours? Please?

Excited For Monte Carlo!

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

Who does not love Selena Gomez? She is adorable and very talented girl. My favorite show of Selena is Wizards of Waverly, a beautiful girl who is full of mischief. I like her funny character in the show. I have seen some of her movies too and she's charming. Selena Gomez can sing and dance and I love the way she handle herself, her style in fashion and for being bubbly in her shows. 

On July 1st, take the flight to Monte Carlo and watch the adventures of Grace, an ordinary girl who goes on vacation together with her uptight sister and best friend. The synopsis of the movie is quite interesting. For sure, I am going to grab my family - Theresa (my husband's daughter) and Sierra (10-year old daughter of Theresa) to watch the movie! We are going to get our tickets at Fandango and start our own adventures too by watching Monte Carlo. I have always been dreaming of going to Europe and explore beautiful places. It might not happen in real life anytime soon but I am going to get an idea on July 1st to see the adventures and misadventures of three friends posing as wealthy socialites in Monaco. It will be a fun movie for the whole family!

Don't forget to "Like" Monte Carlo on Facebook page! For the mean time, watch the Monte Carlo Movie Trailer for some fun and exciting movie of the year.

Friday, June 24, 2011

100 Days To Heaven

Image from Google

100 Days to Heaven tells the story of Anna Manalastas (Coney Reyes), the strict CEO of The Toy Company. Due to her painful past, she becomes a cold and unkind person. Employees of the company are either afraid of her or hold grudges against her because of her strict and authoritarian attitude towards them and others.

My daily dose of drama did not stop when three (3) of my favorite shows ended. First was Mutya, next was the Green Rose and the last one was Mara Clara. I am having my Filipino dose of drama shows for almost 7 months now. What I'm watching right now is 100 Days to Heaven. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the cool and special father in the world. Enjoy your special day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Let's Party!

Before I got married, my life was just a happy-go-lucky one. My job life started at 5AM and ends at 4PM. I was already home by 4:30PM or 5PM. But I still get to go out at night sometimes. Every other 2 weeks, I get to party with my officemates because of the reason that we got our own paychecks. We go to this famous Nightclubs in town and party all night. Everyone had a good time after that night. What can I say? We like to enjoy and party!

Image from Party Registry

When I came here in United States, I have never been to any nightclubs. Maybe because my husband isn't the party goer type which in my case is really fine. But maybe, if ever we will visit New York City and be able to explore the city at night, I would try some of the New York Nightclubs in town. I guess, I just want to experience it what its like. Maybe I could grab one or two drinks and party all night just to experience New York Nightlife. I have friends in California and Las Vegas who experienced the nightclubs there and they all had fun. She told me that she will bring me there and we will party all night. Sounds fun to me!

Getting Mails

Our Postman here in town loves me. Every week, I get bunch of postcards in our mailbox. My hobby is to collect postcards all over the world. I have fun sending and receiving postcards from all over the globe. I am collecting any kind of postcards to keep. Right now, I'm collecting the 50 states map, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Lighthouses and traditional costume of a country.

I can't wait to start cross-country with my husband again. I will definitely stop in every state to get postcards to keep. So if ever you will read this, please help me with my journey. Send me postcards. Thank you very much.

Monday, June 13, 2011

What's Your Car Worth?

Are you thinking of purchasing a car? Last winter, I have been in a dilemma about car shopping. I was weighing my options before choosing the right car for me. I was thinking if I buy the small car, gas wise, that's all I need. But my husband and I travels a lot during the winter time so I might as well choose a bigger car or an SUV that is accessible for traveling. I might as well check the website of and browse what cars or nice SUV they got.

I have to check the dealer of  used cars at West Palm Beach Florida Hyndai. I saw in their websites about good deals on good condition cars. I have to start making up my mind on what car I like to drive. If possible, I will also check the areas of Delray and Wellington for good buys on used cars. After I found a good deal on a good looking used cars, I should ask about their oil change services. It should come with a service plan and before driving it, I want to make sure that everything is alright and in all good condition. 

A Savvy Satellite Internet

When I came here in United States, I never did worry about how to hook-up on a pretty good internet. I always think that America is fast forward and I am sure getting connected is really easy. The case was not the usual I have expected and the first thing I have in mind was my family and friends back home. I need to get in touch with them so that I will not feel any homesickness. 

Though my husband lives in a pretty big farm, he never did allow me being sad. He got me a satellite internet together with the TV. How cool is that? He doesn't want me to get bored anytime of the day. I don't want to be bored too. I don't like the idea that I have nothing to fiddle. I must say that even if we live in a rural area, where there's no traffic and big buildings, I get to enjoy fresh air, fresh vegetables grew in the garden, the peace and quiet it has served me well. I don't mind living in the country as long as I have my satellite internet and TV with me.

Hubby is Back!

It feels good to finally see my husband after six days of being gone. The business trip went well. It's our first time to be separated for a long time. I'm a sleepless wife. My phone keeps on ringing the whole day for six days just to check on me. Some people say that I can get over with it but I don't think I can because I don't want to. My husband and I have never been separated for a while and when he's away, it feels like more than a week he's been gone. Thank you, Lord for the safe trip of my husband. 

Bid and Win!

My husband is the one who's a business minded. He's good at it and he plays it really good. He was into exotic animals business years ago and he went to any auction place to sell his exotic animals. He spent all day selling exotic animals and he loved it. He always tell me that he met a lot of auctioneers in many places. Sometimes, he bids and win, sometimes he lose it. I guess that's just of being in the business world.

One time, we went to an auction place where we bought some old furnitures for our old house. If there's one thing I would like to buy for an extreme discount, it would be the new gadgets I have seen in the store. Maybe a DSLR or an iPad will make me happy if I won the bidding. I will check my own bidrack and see if I'm doing any better on my bidding. It would be nice if I win one of the things I have been dreaming to have. I would love to win on bidding some items I want. I would be jumping for so much joy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Away and Alone

Today marked the 4th day of me being sad. It feels lonely when the husband isn't around to comfort my loneliness but I'm fighting it. Hubby is on a business trip. I know he'll be back and I always tell myself and friends that he needs the vacation for himself. I want him to enjoy first and foremost.

This is the first time that my husband is too far from me but he have to take this special trip. He will see his sister, brother-in-law and his brothers down in Kentucky. They will all meet at his son's place. He was talking to me on the phone telling me that they're enjoying fishing. It is good to know that he's having a good time with his siblings.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sad Face

There's not much to say today. Though we have a good weather for several days now (80's) and I'm loving it. Until this morning when my husband has to leave to take Sierra back to Kentucky to visit her dad. I know he will be back but the thing is, my husband and I has never been apart for quite this long.

Wherever I go, he was there, we're always together. Even if I just gonna get my hair done, he's with me. Going to the post office to drop off some mails, we are together. We have never been apart since we got married. I miss my husband.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hello Friday!

How are y'all? I haven't been updating this blog lately because my hands are tied at work. I wish I can do more in a day but my body and brain gets tired after a long day at work. It's the Memorial Day weekend and we're hoping that we get busy at work this weekend. I am sure it's gonna be a long weekend for us.

I am enjoying my hobby. I love sending and receiving postcards all over the world. It all started when I first came here in United States. I sent postcards to my friends where ever I am. Now, that hobby is coming back to life and it's my friend's turn to send me postcards.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Smart Cover

Long before the iPad 2 came out in the market, I knew right then that I want one. Since the first version of iPad was introduced to the people, many have dreamt of owning one. With its new technical specifications, the lighter, the better. I am such a sucker for new gadgets. I make it a point that I save enough money to get what I want.

I have made a list-of-my-want-things that I want to buy in sooner or later. I also added in my list to buy the customized classic horizontal iPad sleeve for my iPad's protection from dirt and grime. I like taking care of my things for a reason that I want to get my money's worth and I want my gadgets to last for years or a lifetime. I can also get the classic vertical custom iPad sleeves. Whatever suits my personality, I will get it in time. I wish it's my birthday today to have all of these. I'll definitely have a beaming face when it happens.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blue Sky

North Dakota weather can be unpredictable but when we get blue skies like this, we feel awesome. Sunshine is smiling at us and keeps us get going every time. Who doesn't love beautiful sky like this, right?

Friday, May 20, 2011

All About Mirrors

I don't think I could live in a house without a mirror. It's a must in my beautiful home. If I could do it, I want a Leaning wall mirror in every room of the house. So wherever room I may be, I could see myself all the time. But the thought of it makes me wonder to dream of a glass house with lots of wall mirrors. Maybe, my future dream house can make it happen. In that way, I can always ask myself - mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

Organized Your Home

Moving, packing and unpacking is really stressful. If I have the means, I could just hire people to do it for me, including interior decorating to make it look like a home. But I know that I can save my bucks if I can do it on my own. So looking for the best quality Corner Etagere Shelves would be a good idea to organized all my trinket collection. Sometimes, finding the right furniture for your house would make it a lot better because you know it will add beauty to your home. There's no need to hire people to make a beautiful home.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sponsor a Butterfly

Have you seen the movie - Extraordinary Measures? This is a movie drama focused on the endeavors of a couple, John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder. Saving kid's life is an extraordinary measure thing to do. We are so blessed in many ways and we can be a blessing to someone's life.
Image from Miracle Players Foundation
Last year and this year, I was able to donate something in saving children's lives. It's all about for the good cause and I will do it again to help them and I'm acting up for a cure. I want to get involved to help the kids of this generation. You can join me too by visiting Miracle Players Foundation website and donate for a good cause. Let's celebrate the strength and courage of children fighting cancer and help find the cure - Peace, Hope and Butterflies for them. Let's support and give miracles to the kids who needs us. Give love, hope and care.

Don't forget to LIKE Miracle Players Foundation Facebook Page. This is for a good cause and 100% of the donation will go to charity for research to help stop cancer in children. Let's get involved!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Remarkable Sunset

I have seen lots of sunset pictures. They're all beautiful. In the northern part of the country where we live, spring season is always late to appear. The weather could be misty, dreary, gloomy, cloudy, windy and it's really unpredictable. We barely get full sunshine all day but we are happy if sunshine will peek at us even if we're not expecting it. Just take a look at the photo above. It's just remarkable!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Are You A Victim?

Some of my friends here in North Dakota work at the center where they tend special services to kids with disabilities. It's hard to see when kids have disabilities. They don't get to enjoy their childhood. You can see them only in bed or wheelchairs. It breaks my heart to see them in different incapacity condition.

The reason could have been when their mothers are still pregnant. Pregnant women who took topamax without knowing it's bad side effects. If you have been a victim, consult a lawyer and get information about topamax lawsuit. Know your rights and don't be a victim.

Taking Topamax during pregnancy has been associated with the following birth defects:

  • Cleft lip or cleft palate, which can lead to a hole in the roof of the mouth that can cause complications for breathing, as well as feeding and receiving adequate nutrition. This birth defect usually requires surgery in order to correct it.
  • Decreased fetal weight.
  • Hypospadias, also known by the more common term of genital defects. This usually only occurs in male babies, and involves the urethra opening being located on the bottom side of the penis, rather than at the end, where it is normally located.

Monday, May 9, 2011

What Kind of Sweater Are You?

You Are a Turtleneck Sweater

You are sophisticated, streetwise, and even a little cynical.

You are quite cultured, and you don't fall for gimmicks or trends easily.

You are naturally chic. You have a urban, cosmopolitan style.

And you know that the secret to looking good is not trying too hard!

Bad Side Effects

When we get sick, we take some pills to make us feel better. But not all medicines would make us feel better, most medicines had side effects that will make you ill in the end. I have been hearing about these commercials on TV about lawsuits for about a certain legal information. One of which is about this drug called zoloft. There are several other serious side effects that Zoloft may cause - it may be behavioral, psychological or physical. Seek legal counsel if you have been a victim.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's Mother's Day

Words are believed to be very powerful and if used wisely, can be etched deep into the memory of the person to whom they're intended. Expressing yourself in long sentences doesn't guarantee your feelings to be understood in the same way you wanted. But using the power of words to your advantage by creating short but crisp sentences will make even the unsaid of things heard out loud. You were there for me to love and care for me when skies were gray. When ever I was down you were there to comfort me. And no one else can be what you have been to me. You will always be the girl in my life for all times. Happy Mother's Day, Mama! I love you so much!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Indoor House Plants That Aren't Too Much Trouble

Guest post written by Sidney Brooks

I remember when I was a little girl, one of my household chores was to water all of our houseplants. It seemed like a huge task then because we had several of them, even though now in retrospect it probably wasn't that much work. So I had a lot against houseplants for a long time because of that. But I'm tired of feeling that way and decided that I would just take the plunge and buy some houseplants for our home anyway.

I went online to figure out some of the houseplants that would require the least amount of maintenance. While I was looking through that, I saw the website I looked through it some and after that I decided to switch over our home internet access to the service.

Some of the indoor house plants are supposedly the ones that require the least amount of maintenance. But I also fot a few that require a little bit more just as kind of a test to see how much maintenance I can handle with the plants.