The Designers Chic

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.