Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I love having so many channels on the http://www.satellitetvfamily.com/direct-tv-packages.html connection and they’re really going to come in handy next week – since they couldn’t come for Christmas my entire extended family is coming in for a weekend. My uncles get really grumpy if they can’t watch the games they want and my dad and his sister end up fighting if they’re left along to talk for too long so it’s a good thing to have something to distract them. I’ve got to stock up on food since they’ll eat me out of house and home if I let them and Lord, I can’t forget to buy the wine! Grandma wouldn’t know what to do without her afternoon glass of Pinot and far be it from me to stand in her way, you know? I love my family but they’re a lot to deal with and yes, I know everyone says that but mine really is. There’s something really relieving about that moment when they’re pulling out of the driveway!
Monday, October 31, 2011
As my outfit, I wore a black lace tank top, a corset that I made (fabric was came from my old denim skirt),
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I carved my two pumpkins with the faces of cartoon characters. One was Dora the explorer while the other was Hello Kitty. Feel free to see the photos below :). How about you guys? What was your first carved pumpkins? Let me know and would love to see it as well ;). Happy Halloween!
Monday, October 17, 2011
My kids don’t seem to understand that we live way out in the country and that we just don’t have access to high speed internet service. We’ve got satellite and that’s fine for what they need to do but they’re always complaining because their friends play all these live-action video games and they can’t. You know what, even if we could I don’t think I would let them! So many of the video games I see have themes and situations I just don’t want my kids dealing with at their age and I don’t know that I would rather have them inside in front of a computer rather than outside playing, you know? They’re great kids but sometimes they need more discipline than they think they do and I want to set them up to have happy, productive lives and not be glued to a screen all the time. That’s my goal as a mom and I think it’s my duty to make sure I follow through with it until they’re old!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Do you like Chinese food? What is your favorite? Let me know so I can try it next time ;). Happy Eating!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
We left in our place after 7 in the morning, picked up our friends and on the way to the beach about 8am. We went to Astoria, Seaside, Cannon and Manzanita. We also stop by to different places to watch and take picture of a lovely scenery. White sand and blue water crystals. Lots of people! Some did parasailing and others flew a kite. The beaches were perfectly pretty! Too bad we can't jump in since the water is cold like ice water. Besides that, we definitely savored the few days left of summer before its gone. I was tired but its all worth it ;).
Monday, August 22, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
|Dragon roll, pot sticker, volcano roll|
|beef subiyaki and chicken teriyaki|
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Dad recently asked me to help them get a little more technologically advanced so that led me to http://WWW.WildBlueDeals.com to look into satellite internet. They live kind of out in the middle of nowhere so it was their only option but he doesn’t even know how to use a computer yet so we’re going to take it one step at a time. I’m really excited to teach him although I hope I have the patience to get into the nitty gritty with him – mom’s going to be a whole different story! I also helped him look into cable since he loves sports and doesn’t get a lot of channels now and he’s even been talking about buying a digital camera. I asked him who he was and what he’d done with my father! My folks are pretty technology resistantso I’m surprised he’s even talking about doing something like this but hey, if he’s willing to try I’m certainly willing to help to the best of my limited technological ability! That’s what I’m here for!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have some news to tell you guys. If you are a sprint subscriber, they have their new and cool feature called Sprint Total Equipment Protection App where in you can locate your phone, sync contacts, remote wipe phone, lock phone and sound alarm. This app are available for Android, Blackberry and other selected feature phones.
This happen to a friend of mine one time, she lost her phone somewhere and until now she couldn't find it. She ended up buying a new one and start all over again. With this app,no more losing the phone and not knowing where it is or having someone steal your phone and losing all your contacts and stealing your information. It makes your life easier!
For those Sprint customers, they only have till August 30th to download the app and add the feature to their existing phone. Customers that didn’t enroll in TEP within 30 days of activating their phone are in luck. Sprint is holding an Open Enrollment from August 1-30, 2011. TEP provides Sprint customers with a quick and convenient way to receive a replacement if their phone is ever lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctions after the warranty expires.
For $8.00 per month, you can have these cool features. Additional information to enroll or learn more visit www.tepenroll.com. Current Sprint customers should hurry, they only have till August 30th to add the feature to their existing phone. Or just watch YouTube video below for more details.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I'd like to talk about My Coke Rewards. Anyone who drinks Coke products should go online to My Coke rewards for schools and register so you can build points for your favorite school. Those points will help Coke refresh activities and play for its students. Also, from July 13 through September 30, Sprite is giving away 25 playgrounds, worth $25,000, to schools and are giving consumers who purchase and enter a code from any package of Sprite/Sprite Zero an entry into the sweepstakes to help their school win. In addition, every three points donated to the school through the Sprite Spark Parks for Schools sweepstakes will give the school additional chances. Any new school that registers will be given a chance to win. I strongly urge any school that has not registered to go online and register your school so that members of your community along with Coke can make things happen for your school. All that people will need to do is purchase their favorite participating Coca-Cola products (there are 15 brands), and enter the codes online at mycokerewards.com/schools for points. From there, they can pick your school and donate the number of points that they desire, and your school can use those points for rewards like athletic equipment, classroom supplies, and more. If you have a school you would like to register, all you have to do is find a School Coordinator to manage your account. Have them go to mycokerewards.com/schools and click on "Register Today" to find your school and go through the registration process. Once that is done, talk it up! Let parents and community members know about the My Coke Rewards program and to donate their points. There are so many people that drink Coke products, the points can really add up fast!
Anyway, I am sad that Boarders is closing down however, I am excited for the sale price of the books! lol . As soon as we found out the news, we went in the following day and all the books were on sale up to 50% off! I got one cook book while hubby got the rest as shown in the photo below.
Monday, August 1, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love jeans! Anyone who doesn't? I myself prefer to wear jeans anywhere I go. I always wear it to work, school (when I was in college), everytime we go out. Or just in a daily basis I also wear them. It is just so comfy to wear! One of my favorite is the skinny jeans but right now, I'm loving this Express jeans leggings which I found from Express store. They carry alot of women's jeans , from boot cut to flare jeans and even the ever so popular jean leggings which comes from different sizes and colors. You should definitely check them out! Coz for a limited time, you may also have a chance to win a free jeans! They will give away a 50 free pairs that you could possibly rocking one the sidewalk for this Express giveaway ! Isn't that cool?
Anyhow, This Jean leggings is on my top list right now since Fall is coming in soon, this would be perfect to match with the boots or any type of shoes will make it more pretty and stylish. How about you guys? Do you wear jeans alot? What is your favorite type to wear? Leave a comment and I love to hear from yah!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Hubby and I together with my in laws went to Costco to do grocery shopping and saw this huge Teddy once again. My mother in law grab it right away and told hubby to buy it for me. And there you have it.....my big Teddy =).
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hubby and I spend too much money on our phone bills. After the discount that we got from our carrier, we pay 130 dollars a month. It is still pretty spendy to me. That's why I researched some cell phone carries that allows us to save our bucks.
Recently I've read about this Straight Talk . I got interested about their service since there is no contracts, no credit checks, and no activation fees. Also they only use trusted phone manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung. You can also get unlimited monthly service that includes unlimited minutes, text, and web for only $45. Wow! What a difference on what we are paying right now. We could save 50 bucks a month if we switch to this carrier. It is something that hubby and I have to decide on after we end our contract. It is also nice to know that you can call a friend anytime and not worry about going over your minutes.
I have got to say it really has everything you need . I've even found out that you get calls to 411 for free, so now I can get my questions answered that much easier without dealing with the added charges. Straight Talk also has great nationwide coverage and excellent reception in every area where you can use your phone. For those that don't want to spend alot initial on a phone, reconditioned phones are available from $10.00 with camera, mp3 player, mobile web access, and blue-tooth capability. A great value for a teens first phone. I think if you give it a try it will grab you hook, line and sinker . If you want additional information on the phones they offer or on service, watch the youtube video below.
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Monday, July 25, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Good thing that hubby also believes that being healthy is to eat healthy food, balance diet and a perfect lifestyle. As for breakfast, I prepare scrambled egg, oatmeal, toast, protein powders (for hubby) and cereal. I'm not a fan of cereal before but the more I eat it, the more I get used to flavor and started liking it. A week ago, I received two boxes of cereal from Kellogg's FiberPlus. One in Berry Yogurt Crunch and the other box is Cinnamon Oat Crunch. So I tried it right away and both are good! It is not only delicious but nutritious as well. It has an excellent source of several essential nutrients including fiber and the antioxidant vitamins C and E. So it is a good choice into our diet.
These has been my breakfast for a week now and I'm loving it! I'm also munching these cereal as snack too! How about you guys? What do you eat for breakfast? Do you like cereal too? I would recommend these product. Let me know if you did try and how you like it as well.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Looking back, it was October of 2009 when I first started to make a blog. I was so curious when I know couple people also a stay at home mom/wife which do blogging and can earn from it . I got motivated to make one so I research and learned it myself. Then couple months later, I get tired and I stopped writing. After a year I came back with a new name of my blog and finally push myself to do blogging. However, maintaining a blog is really hard especially when you don't have time, busy at work or just lack of ideas what to write. That's why I sometimes write articles off and on. Some of those were interesting and boring ones...lol. But I also find myself entertained, relaxed and stress free when I do these things.
Just now, I checked my Pagerank and I was very much surprise. I got rank2!!! Woohooo! I can't believe this! I was very happy when I found out. I will try to maintain this as best as I can. Thanks for those people who always drop by and spend their time reading some of my boring/nonsense posts (lol) . I promise to do better. Your are loved....Anne :) .
Sunday, July 17, 2011
When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she has made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet, all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!Burned Biscuits --Author unknown
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Its our date night and hubby picked me up after work then went to Mexican restaurant and had our lunch. Later that night, hubby and I decided to watch Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon in 3D. When we reach the ticket booth to buy our tickets, the lady ask him, "two adults?" and hubby said yes...the lady was kinda hesitant as I can see in her face...lol. Then she gave us 3D glasses 1 for adult and 1 for kid...lol. Hello? She might think I am a kid? Good thing the glasses fit me well and as you can see in the photo, I just look like hubby's Math teacher...eh? lol.
Back to the movie, hubby thought it was pretty good but for me, the movie as a whole was not as good as i thought it would be i still think the second one (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) is the best of the trilogy. I also like the character of Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) on the second one, She seems had an important character in the movie while Carly Miller (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) is just hot pretty woman. Though the visual and sound effects were better since it was in 3D.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Monte Carlo. All opinions are 100% mine.
Its been months now since hubby and I haven't seen a romantic comedy movie together. The last time we went to theater was mother's day but it was an action/fantasy film which was a really great movie. My mother-in-law and I loves to watch romantic comedies. No matter who's the main character is for as long as the story is interesting.
Another movie that I want to watch this summer is the Monte Carlo movie. I was in the middle of watching my favorite show on tv the other day when I saw the trailer . The main character was played Selena Gomez which is one of the famous teen star today. And I can say that this movie is popular today since some of my friends ''like'' the official Monte Carlo Facebook page. It made me excited to watch this since I love romantic comedy plus adventure type of movie.
I would tell my family and friends including your guy to watch the must see movie this summer. I know that hubby is not a fan of a chick flick movie but I would grab him whether he likes it or not, lol. You never know, he might like it after ;). Don't also forget to check out the tickets ahead of time starting June 29th at Fandango since it will be on theaters tomorrow.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The weather participate well since it was sunny and so perfect for an outdoor ceremony. I ask hubby to take a photo of me with the couple together with the groom's parents. I can see the happiness to the two of them. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Jay!. Stay in love always.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
So the past few weeks I've been searching for cost effective alternatives to my fitness supplements that I usually buy at a name brand store. After realizing that I'm dropping over $200 a month on protein, glutamine, vitamins, and various other supplements, I figured it was time to make a change.
I spent a few hours one night browsing the web looking for different sources of supplements. I found a couple of great alternatives, but most of them were online only shops. This wouldn't be so bad except the shipping cost increased the sticker price of the products. That's when I was surprised to find Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products .
Walgreens has store brands of most over the counter products, as well as vitamins and supplements. I picked up some Walgreens One Daily for Men Multivitamins, and I was surprised that they were half the price I had been paying for the name brand vitamins I had been using. Even more surprising was that they contained the same vitamins and supplements as the name brand I was using, and in some cases, in higher potency! I also feel good knowing that Walgreens brand Health and Wellness products support the community through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™ . This fund provides preventive wellness services to communities, up to $3 million dollars annually.
After taking my new multivitamin for almost a month now, I can say it's definitely a quality product. I actually feel that my energy level has been stronger now than with my prior multi. Now I'm looking for what other products I will be replacing with Walgreens Health & Wellness products. Also I should note that Walgreens has some nice giveaways that I'll be partaking in, just can't pass them up!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Be the best of whatever you are
by Douglas Malloch
If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.
If you can't be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can't be a muskie then just be a bass —
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here,
There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.
If you can't be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win or you fail —
Be the best of whatever you are!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I love having the ability to watch free on demand shows on http://www.direc4u.com/. My favorite show to watch on demand for free is "Teen Mom 2". It is a wonderful show that me and my girlfriends like to have a girls day and watch together. It is about young girls that have babies at a very young age. My favorite character on "Teen Mom 2" is Leah. She had twins on the show and is a great mother. The Father is Cory and he is a wonderful dad as well. They are planning on getting married soon as well. Janelle is my least favorite girl on the show. She smokes pot and doesn't have custody of her son. Her mother takes care of her son and she rarely sees him. Watching shows for free on demand is a great way to catch up on shows that you have missed in the past. You can watch reruns of your favorite shows as well. If I missed an episode of "Teen Mom 2" at regular time I can just go to my on demand and watch it for free anytime I would like to. Making sure I don't have to miss any of the episodes of my show is a great relief to me because I really enjoy watching this reality series and learn about their lives.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
|I took this picture after we bought and waited for more than an hour and the store still packed.|
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
When I moved here in the US, one thing that I'm worried of is not to be with my family especially my mama with me. However, I am so Blessed that God gave me the greatest people in my life. He gave me a second mother and that is my mother-in-law. She is the most nicest person I know ever! She treat me like her own biological daughter. She's one of those person that I feel comfortable talking and sharing with. She's not also a mother but I consider her as one of my best friend and sister ;). She's one of those people that is really helpful to me as part of my adjustments to my new country.
Happy mother's day to my two special moms! I'm so Blessed that I have a two great mothers. I wanna be like them when the time I have my own kids. And to my sister, sister-in-law, granmas, and to all moms, mama, mommy, mamu, Inay, mothers, nanays, around the world...Happy mother's day...mwah!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
It was Easter sunday, a day before my birthday. I was so glad that hubby and I were able to go to church in the morning. Then, I don't have any idea that hubby throw a surprise birthday party for me that afternoon. I was surprised when I enter the restaurant I saw my in laws, brother in law and couple of our friends already waiting for us the table.
|with my family and friends at Asian Restaurant|
|with my one and only amazing Prince ♥|
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I think you guys know how much love to shop at Victoria Secret with their fragrance and body care collections. Aside for my own personal use, I also share it to my sisters back home since they were also a fan of VS products. So I signed up to their e-mail for me to receive exclusive online and in-store offers and sales. Until then, I always got an email everyday about what's new styles and products they have. Sometimes it gets annoying though coz they sends me some stuffs that I don't usually buy or want (lol). Move forward, I told hubby about it that these emails bugs me coz it turned out to a junk/spam email . Just earlier today, I received an email from them again however, this time is the one that I have been waiting for (well I guess they're not annoying now...lol). They had a sale going on Secret Garden Collections which is 8 for only $35. And I told hubby since we are going to Clackamas Town Center today, why not stop by at VS store? And he just answered... see? you like Victoria Secret (lol).
Monday, April 11, 2011
One of my favorite kinds of foods is sweet potato fries. I remember I tried them a few years ago when I was on vacation in a nice restaurant and thought they were about the greatest thing ever. I always loved sweet potatoes and every time now that I go to a restaurant where they offer those fries, I'm sure to order them.
But I got really inspired the other day and decided that I would try and make some sweet potato fries on my own. When I was looking for a recipe, I came across the website Satellite Star Internet.com and after I looked through it a little bit, I decided to sign up for the internet service on there.
It ends up that there's quite a bit to making sweet potato fries, well a little more than regular old fries. I had to make a butter mix to dip them all in before I actually fried them, but they turned out tasting really great! I was surprised that they turned out so well because I wasn't entirely confident in my abilities.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
My friend told me about this cool website Shutterfly.com where in you can upload your photos and customize it on your own. This site make memory-keeping and gift-giving ideas like personalized Photo Books, Greeting Cards, and photo gifts suitable for any occasion.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Its spring time everyone! This just means goodbye to cold and freezing weather. No more layering clothes, thick coats and socks, closed toe shoes/boots, warm and fuzzy scarves, etc. Now its time to showoff your colorful, flowery and fresh spring collections.
I also found out that if you sign up for Express e-mail , you'll get a chance to win one of ten $200 Express Gift Cards. I provided the link for you guys for you to sign up and to know the sweepstakes rules . Good luck!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Time for the garden/yard work
Time for the first grass cutting
Time to prune your plants
Time for Easter egg hunts
Rainbows of flowers
Flowers in Bloom
Scents of different Flowers
Flowery and colorful dresses
The Smell of Fresh Cut Grass
Daylight savings time