Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Channels at Home

***Author: Jonathan Suarez***

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

Me as a pirate girl

So finally! After debating what I'm gonna be for Halloween, I end up wearing a pirate girl costume. It was princess Jasmin, Chunli, Tifa and pirate girl were my choices. Due to busy schedule and time,  I decided to make a costume which is less hassle, easy to put into without spending more bucks on your pocket ;). 




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

My Jack-O-Lanterns

I love Halloween this year! Hubby and I together with friends and in laws went to pumpkin patch and picked some pumpkins. And now, I carved my very own jack-o-lanterns. I guess I did a good job carving it, the fact that it was my first time with the use basic tools (steak knife) , it came out pretty good and I am happy with it :D.

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

Fun Nail Art


 

Kids don't get it

***The article written by Alonso Kramer***

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

Chinese food for dinner

Craving for some chinese food today so hubby and I went to Chinese Happiness a Chinese restaurant which near our area. Three ingredient is definitely my favorite of all Chinese food, it is stir fried mixed vegetables with  shrimp and beef. It is served with fried rice and a spring roll while hubby got fried rice, chowmein, sesame chicken and sweet n sour chicken. It was also serve with egg flour soup for both of us.

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

Sojourn: Strolling Oregon Coast

Had an amazing day yesterday. Hubby and I plus two of our friends had our trip to Oregon coast. It was above 90 degrees and the hottest day of summer. We've been to alot of places. Seems like we had our vacation for a week in one day!

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

Backup your important information

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Have you ever had your hard drive fail you or had your computer crash and lost many of your important files? I  know I've had it happen more times than I'd like to think about, and had to rewrite many a book report for school thanks to a faulty hard drive. The worst of it is when you lose your multitude of pictures that you had saved on your computer that you assumed was the safest place to store them. Carbonite is a web-based service that automatically backs up your files whenever your computer is connected to the internet. It's a great asset to have a  computer backup program to save your files in the unfavorable event that your computer crashes. Carbonite was founded in 2005, and has safely recovered over 7 billion files that could have otherwise been lost. You can access your backed-up files from your iphone, ipad, android, or blackberry smartphone. Unlimited backup is only $59 a year and you can get a two week free trail if you use the promo code BLOGAD. No credit card is required for the trail and you get two free months if you decide to join. Check out their site and give it a try for yourself. Peace of mind is well worth it.

 

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

At hot pot and sushi

Hubby and I tried something new today and its the Hot Pot 'N Sushi. They offer a large variety of sushi as well as hot Japanese food.

The place was busy when we came in and I saw a bunch of sushi running in a conveyor type where anyone can grab any type of sushi they like. I ordered the beef subiyaki while hubby got the chicken teriyaki. Plus the plates of sushi. I am not really a fan of sushi but this place is the best way try new things! I am sure you will never regret it. The prices were affordable too! Best when you come in on their happy hour, only  $1 per plate with purchase of a drink during 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm from Sunday through Thursday. I will definitely come back on time! lol.

Dragon roll, pot sticker, volcano roll
beef subiyaki and chicken teriyaki
All together...yummy!



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dad and Technology

***Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays***

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!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to school sale!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Our typical dinner

Every night when I'm at home and not tired, I always cook dinner for hubby. The dinner is ready and served when he arrive home. We usually have our dinner at 12 midnight since he got off late from work. I cooked  pork ribs soup with corn and rice last night since hubby is been requesting this the past couple days. Its one of his favorite Filipino dish :).



Saturday, August 6, 2011

New App for Sprint

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.

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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!

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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.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Coke Rewards

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

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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!

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Boarders is closing down

Yeah, you heard it right. Boarders is running out of business.This just proves that our economy is bad and businesses aren't doing so well. Many people are jobless and this scares me.

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

Free jeans at Express!

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?

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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!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

My big Teddy!

Introducing...my big Teddy! Hubby got this for me when we went to Costco the other day. I knew from the start that he'll be mine! lol. My friend and I saw this the last time we went to Costco and I thought it was pretty cool. This is the biggest stuffed animal that I had seen so far and probably fit in to my collections.

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

Cell Phone carriers

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

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

Finding a scrubs for a friend

Today was my day off, as well as my friends, so we ended up hanging out. Days off for us are always a time for catching up on the week's errands that have been piling up. Among the grocery shopping, bill paying, and house cleaning that I had to do, we had to find some scrubs for my friend who is in medical field. The only local medical garment supply store around town is quite expensive, and the next closest shop is an hour away. Much like everything else these days, we decided to shop around online and see what we could come up with. We started searching for discounted scrubs, and found a ton of results. The one that peaked my interest was http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/ . They carry scrubs set, jackets, labcoats, and anything a medical student or working professional could need. My friend decided to shop from them, as their prices were far and away better than the local shop. It was definitely worth the time spent searching to find them, and we were able to knock one more errand off of our list.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What's for breakfast?

Fried rice, scrambled egg, pandesal (rolls) with butter, eggplant with egg, banana and coffee. Those are just my usual  foods that I had for my typical breakfast when I was in the Philippines. I grew up in a vegetarian family where in fruits and vegetables are always served in every meal.


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.      

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My recent pagerank

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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 :) .

Before I move

So recently I've been looking at homes near the southeastern United states, as my job may require me to relocate to somewhere near Alabama. This would be a pretty big move for me, and definitely not something I'm familiar with doing. Picking up your whole life and moving it across the country is a tough thing to do, especially when you are settled in already in your current residence. Among the many things I've had to consider, from a new living space to movers, I noticed the little things that I will have to move along with me. I know I won't be able to entertain myself without internet and satellite tv. Direct TV had a good rate in the area I was looking at houses, which inclines me to go with them. Another service I've been pondering is home security orange beach, mainly due to the increase in crime with the recent recession. Not having anyone around that I know, feeling secure in my home is an important matter for me. It's a lot to take in at one time, but if I have to do it, it's good to know that I have my bases covered.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Burned biscuits

Going to church always make me happy. It lessens the problems and stress that I have inside.  It is also great to give thanks for all the Blessings that we received and listen to the word of God. Just today, hubby and I attended Sunday mass at St. Joseph Parish near our area. When the mass was ended, I grab their Sunday announcement paper. There was a story included in one page. I copied the story for you guys to read including the message of Father John (Parish Priest). The story reminds me of a friend of mine close to my heart. She told me one time when she and her husband had a little argument, she cooked him a burned steak...lol. And her husband didn't even say anything but happily ate the steak ;). It is very similar to this story, have a look! I got inspired, hope you too as well :). Be Blessed!
Burned Biscuits --Author unknown
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!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Date night and Transformers


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

Can't wait to watch this!

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.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

My bestfriend's wedding

I had witness the wedding of my childhood best friend today. I still can't believe that we are both married now! Seems like yesterday when me and her playing Chinese garter, hide and sick, paper dolls or any games that we can play outside our house. We also go to school together. Watching her getting married reminds me of those fun memories that we had during our elementary years. 

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

I prefer store brands

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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!

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You rock!

I just got a free starbucks gift card worth $10 bucks at work for being friendly and helpful to the costumers. I like the feeling that the company appreciates your hardwork. Now its time to stop by at starbucks and get my favorite mocha frappuccino ;).....I hope everyone is having a great day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Be the best of what you are!

Hello guys! I just wanna share with you this very lovely poem that I knew in my freshmen years in high school. This reminds me of not quitting, inspires me to get going and doing my best no matter how big or small you are working in. Everyone has its own purpose. Be a star in your own little way! Do your best when others expect you to do less, because the greatest pleasure in life is doing what people think you cannot do. Have a nice day everyone!   

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

Coconut milk vegetable soup (bestie's style)

My friend came over this time and we cook "ginataang gulay (betie's style) " or vegetable coconut milk soup. It was cooked similar to the vegetable soup that we had last week, we just added coconut milk and red jalapeno. Since I don't have dried fish anymore, we put shrimp and pork with it. 

It was unexpected though since we already eat in the restaurant together with my hubby's family to celebrate my mother in law's birthday. But as you guys doesn't know, if me and my friend have our bonding together, we always talk about Filipino foods and how we misses them so much. The reason why we cook it after couple hours we ate from the restaurant.

Watching Teen Mom 2 On demand For Free

***This guest post from Edgardo Rosa***

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

Free straw!

We were in the middle of traffic and passed by Burgerville fast food. Their commercial sign caught my attention "free straw with ever milkshake". I just thought its funny so I took a photo of it. Then when we get back from the store, we stop by there and order something and I got a strawberry milkshake and i love it! P.S.....I also got the free straw ;) lol .

Friday, June 3, 2011

Food trip at my friend's house

I visited my friend's house yesterday and we had bunch of food trip. There's no special occasion or anything, we just want to cook "law-uy" a vegetable soup dish made with taro, squash,eggplant,spinach, ginger,spring onions with dried fish in it. I love it to the max! lol...After more than two years of not eating it, I finally had one yesterday :). We also made lumpia, bihon, rice and also dried fish....Yummy!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Voodoo Doughnut too!

Happy Memorial day! Hubby and his family were off today except for me however I still manage to hang out with them. In fact, we went to Voodoo doughnut again and guess what? It was more busier than the last time we went there. The store was actually packed and as you can see in the photo below, people  who are waiting in line were already outside the door.

I took this picture after we bought and waited for more than an hour and the store still packed.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

At Voodoo Doughnut

We had our day off yesterday and hubby, myself and our friends went to Voodoo Doughnuts. Just in case you guys don't know, it is a doughnut shop which is popular in the city of Portland. It is well-known for its unusual donuts, uncommon decoration of its shop and its pink boxes which feature the company's logo and drawings of voodoo priests. The shop was featured to a lot of television shows like Anthony Bourdain: No Reservation, Man Vs Food. Doughnut Paradise, etc. I considered this as one of Portland's tourist attraction for its uniqueness. And if you are in love with someone and wanted to get married, they also offer legal wedding services inside the shop. Complete with doughnuts and coffee for the reception...lol.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's day!

Today is mother's day and I would like to acknowledge the two mothers in my life.  One of my most important person for me is my mama. She's the one who gave us unconditional love and care. She's very unselfish and kind. If there is only 4 pieces of bread for five people, she will give us one of each and doesn't care about herself. I am a mama's girl every time I get sick. I love to have my mother beside me. Her mother's love and care will make me feel better even if she's not a doctor. She is very supportive and  I would like to Thank her for making me who I am right now.  For bringing us into this world and raised us with good manners. A word thank you is not enough to what she have been done to all of us siblings.

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

Mother's day cards

My friend came over and stayed for hours in our place. We were so excited to see each other again and spend some "girl time bonding". Cooking, eating and have our nails done. Then we also made a card for our own mother-in-law since tomorrow is Mother's day. Below are the cards that we both made. Show some love on mother's day. Enjoy!


 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Its my 24th birthday!

It is another year of my life. I am overwhelm of how Blessed I am! To my hubby, my family and with the people around me. Thank you God for everything...I couldn't ask for more. I am  also thankful for everyone who spent their time to come and enjoy one on my special day despite of their busy schedule.

April 24th
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

Together again!

For more than two years of not seeing each other, finally! One of my best friend arrived yesterday morning. I was overwhelm by surprise!  I got off from work when hubby ask me to have lunch with him at one of our favorite place to dine in. Don't have any idea that she was already in town until when we drove by close to the restaurant and I saw her (with her fiance) in the glass window. The moment I knew, I was already screaming to death (lol). I was super excited to see her. As we parked, I ran quickly to the restaurant and make myself calm in order not to disturb others but I just can't (lol). I was really happy to see her again and I'm looking forward to build more fun and exciting memories with each other :).
 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Victoria Secret mini haul

March 28, 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

Sweet potato fries for a treat

***Guest post written by Kelly Parks***

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 Wedding photo book

Something made my day complete because I just received the thing that I have been waiting for couple days. It is also one reason why I haven't write any blog post for awhile since I was busy customizing and making this photo book project ;).

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

My 2nd year in the US

I just remember that today is my second year living in this country. Oh how time flies so fast! It seems like yesterday when I first stepped on the land of PDX. Looking back, we arrived past 8 in the morning. I still remember that day when hubby and I got out from the ramp of the airport  to ride a shuttle bus and  will take us to other building. The temperature was 42degrees outside and I was wearing 3 layers of clothes with my open-toe wedge shoes. Hubby was walking too fast carrying our luggage while I myself having a hard time from the cold environment. I was freezing! I felt like somebody threw me inside the fridge (lol).

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dive into the season's sexiest swimwear

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Its spring time!

It is another season of the year and I am so anxious to say bye bye to chilly weather and embrace the warmer side. Today is the official day of spring! Can't wait to do fun  and outside adventures. So I listed  the following things that comes in my mind when I hear the word "spring" :

Time for the garden/yard work
Time for the first grass cutting
Time to prune your plants
Time for Easter egg hunts
Easter
BBQ's
Rainbows of flowers
Warmer Weather
Spring Break
Flowers in Bloom
Scents of different Flowers 

Flowery and colorful dresses
The Smell of Fresh Cut Grass

Cherry Blossoms 
Daylight savings time

 

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