Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

So Disappointed!


My order from Guess arrived today. I was very excited about it because I bought another watch that was on sale for half the price from it's original price which was over a hundred dollars. When I opened the box and tried on the watch, to my disappointment the face was too big and the metal strap was to loose on my wrist! It looked more for a man than for a women! It looked really nice in the picture, it didn't seem to look that big but that's one of the bad things about buying online. It's really hard to tell the actual product by just looking at the picture. Oh well, it won't go to waste because I listed it online to resell it, hopefully it will sell!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Free Fresh Flowers

What I love about gardening besides making your yard colorful and beautiful is you get to pick fresh flowers for free! Right now, I have Irises, Lilies, Dahlias blooming in my garden right now. The Irises in the picture above I picked yesterday, I have so many of those blooming right now. So I thought since they are so abundant why not pick some and put it in a vase? That's what I just did  yesterday. Now it is sitting in our dining table, giving some color and fresh smelling to our house!

Monday, May 28, 2012

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!


Please let us not forget to say prayers and thanks to those who sacrificed their lives for this country's freedom. Not only to those who are not with us anymore but also to those who are still fighting and of course to their families! Thank you very much!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Perennial Yellow Dahlia



Love my yellow perennial Dahlia! This is its first bloom this year. I also have two annual Dahlias that I bought at Walmart months ago. I guess they're annual because they're hybrid, not sure! I have another perennial Dahlia that is trying to bloom too, I don't know what colors of the blooms yet. I hope it is the Tahiti Sunrise that I bought online. It is just a lovely flower. I used to have a bunch of perennial Dahlias that I planted years ago and they did come back every year until this year, only two came back. I don't really know what happened but anyway I love this vibrant and lively yellow color of this Dahlia, it's the color of summer!


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Homemade Taho

 Freshly made homemade taho from last night. Well, it's gone now, I ate the rest just few minutes ago! I can eat this everyday if I only I won't run out of ingredients. I have been making taho since 2008, that's when hubby figured out how to do it for me. It is really simple how to make it. You just use silken tofu that you buy at the grocery store, tapioca pearls which you can also get at the grocery store as well as asian store but I prefer the ones at the asian store because they are much bigger than at the grocery store and then thickened brown sugar water or what we refer in the Philippines "latik". That's all you need to make homemade taho!

When I started making taho in 2008, my tapioca pearl or sago were just plain or clear transparent color. I never really thought of coloring it and then some of my firnds on facebook started making taho and they used colored sago that they bought at the asian store. Unfortunately I couldn't find ones that are already colored so I figured out how to color it myself by using food coloring! All I do after I cook my tapioca pearls (sago) I divide them depends how many color I want, last night I only used yellow, red and green but I mixed the yellow and red so it turned orange. So there's my homemade taho, I thought my sago turned out it to be so gwapaaa! lol

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Most Commom Gift

Flowers have always been the most common gift that someone could give to any occasions. It's because they are not only beautiful and cheap but also they are not so hard to find. You can literally buy them everywhere even online!

Now if you an upcoming occasion and do not know what to give, you can always check Serenata flowers and have it send to that special someone. They have a huge selections of beautiful bouquets for any occasions from birthdays, anniversaries to sympathy and funerals. Please do check their site and be amazed of how beautiful these flowers are!

Almost Done With My Balik-Bayan Box

I will be so happy when I'm finally done with this balik-bayan box! I am almost done with it. Just a little few things and I'll be able to send it. I'm sure my families back home are anxious to receive it and I can't blame them, I just hope they'll appreciate everything small and big that's in it because I worked hard on getting those things and cost a lot of money not to mention the cost of the box to send to the Philippines. It's a good thing it is cheaper than the one that I used before and I got two! One is not as big as the one that I sent before and there's another smaller box. But if you think about it this is a much better deal than before. So I am just happy about it and will be happier once this is done!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Ice Cream Party





My 6-year old son attended a party earlier today that was held in an ice cream shop. It was their last get-together party with his classmates for this school year. I thought it was so nice for these two mothers who hosted the party to do such thing because it might be the last time the kids will see each other until next school year. I am so glad that my son had so much fun. He don't get to play with kids his age often because we don't have any neighbor that lives nearby. So it really saddens me that he won't be going to school anymore and see his classmates and friends for a while. Their last day of school was today. So I am just so glad that we went to this party, this was like their good-bye party until next year!

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Creamy Chicken Ramen Noodles With Green Onions and Hog Jowls!

This creamy chicken ramen noodles pictured above was my lunch yesterday. I always keep some ramen noodles on hand because they are very easy to fix. I grew up eating ramen noodles in the Philippines, so it is something that I am used to eating over there and hard for me to avoid eating here in America. I love this creamy chicken flavor, it taste really good with white rice. I had some hog jowls leftover, so I added it to the noodles for protein and put some green onions on it. It tasted really good! I'll definitely fix it again!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Air Duct Cleaning

It is really pain in the hind end when there's some things that goes wrong around the house that you're not able to fix yourself. Calling the professional can be expensive but also worth it especially if it's something concerning your health. Like air duct cleaning round rock is something you have to let the professional do. 

The Steam Team can make sure your home is thoroughly clean and removes all the contaminants like dust, molds, fungus and bacterias that can contribute to ones allergy by continuously circulating through your system. Proper removal of those build up dirt can also helps lower your energy cost. So if you any air duct problems, call the Steam Team!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Present...

I love this puppies planter that my two boys got me for mother's day. It is just too cute, don't you think? I would cherish this forever. The puppies really reminds me of two boys, so cute and adorable! Anyway, belated Happy Mother's Day to all Mommies out there! Hope you all had a great Mother's day!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

I Want To Start Making Hairbows And Headbands

I just found out minutes ago that one of my friends on FB is having a baby girl. I met this girl through a close friend mine. She met her somewhere and one day, me and my close friend were at that thrift store and the girl that my friend met at that store happened to be there as well. So she introduced us to each other and we became friends on facebook. We sometimes chat there and got to know her more and I find her really nice and very entertaining.

Anyway, she's pregnant and just found out today that she's a having a baby girl which her and her hubby and his family are hoping for. I am so glad that what they hoped for is granted. I hoped for her to have a baby girl too. I have been longing for a baby girl of my own but I guess it will not happen for me since I don't have any more plan to have another baby. I am just contented with my two lovely boys and I will be contented to just watch the said girl's baby girl one day! I really want to start making hair bows and headbands for this girl's little girl one day. It's always been my plan to make hair bows if ever one day I'll have a little girl but since I don't have any more plan to have a baby I guess that's not gonna happen. So I will still make a bow for this little girl! I am very excited to see her baby girl and only 4 more months left and we will see her!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My New Baby Is Here!

Weeeh my new baby came today! This is my hubby's early Mother's day present. I love it so much! I personally asked hubby if he could get it for me for Mother's day 'cause I really fell in love with it when I first saw on it their site and of course I love the Guess brand and I don't have an animal print handbag yet! I haven't opened the package but I will do it as soon as I get done with this post. Like I said on my previous post, handbags are just one of my three addictions, the other two are shoes and crafts supplies. So here's another addition to my collection and addiction! LUV IT! Thanks to my wonderful husband for being so generous!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Should I Get It Or Not?

I'm gonna go crazy if I don't let this out! I have been debating for weeks now wether to get the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 or not. I know it sounds really crazy but I think about it every single freaking day. I seriously don't know what to do. My brain is split right now, half is saying "you need it so get it!" and the other half is saying "don't dare you'll be wasting your money! It's useless, you have a laptop!" and it seems like the more I think about it, the more the first half brain is winning! And I have a very good feeling that I will regret it later which I don't want to happen. This is really crazy isn't it?? 

I posted this on my FB wall the other day and a couple of my friends their advised me to be practical and it did change my mind that time and finally decided not to get it and then the next day that old feeling came back and my brain is fighting once again! Wooahhh! Maybe I am just going nuts you think? I want to get it not because I want to show off but because I want it for convenience! My hubby has a tablet and I feel so envious every time I see him just laying around in the couch don't have to get up to use his computer or if we're out somewhere he can just easily hold it in his hand while as for me if I want to carry my laptop  I would need to carry it's case and I really don't want to carry another extra bag. It is already bad enough that I'm having to carry a diaper bag! That's all what I am after is the convenience! What should I do?? Help pleaseeeee!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Yellow Rose..

Isn't the yellow rose in the picture above gorgeous? I love roses and I love the color yellow! It's one of my favorite colors. To me, yellow represents happiness! But below are some meanings of what yellow rose represents that I gathered from the internet!


By: flowermeaning.info
Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me, Jealousy, "I care".


By: ehow.com
Yellow roses (Rosa species) traditionally stand for friendship, according to the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service.


By: rose-gardening-made-easy.com
The meaning of a yellow rose stands for joy and happiness, but most of all yellow roses mean friendship. The meaning of yellow roses are very special because it's associated with true friendship. A true friend is so important to people of all ages; it's like a gift from God.




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Saturday, May 5, 2012

His Super Mario Cake!

It was my son's birthday two days ago and yesterday was my mother-in-law. She still in the hospital, so she celebrated her birthday there yesterday but she's coming home today which we are so glad about because we really miss her and that means she's getting better thank GOD for that!

Anyway, my son turned six years old the other day. We didn't have party for him but we took him to Chuck E Cheese for a little birthday surprise which he loved. We only stayed there for an hour or so because we had to stop by at the hospital to visit my mother-in-law. Picture above was his Super Mario and the gang birthday cake! He didn't have any clue that I was doing Super Mario cake this year! He was truly surprised! I've been planning it for months and months! I printed the picture and took it to our local bakery and did the picture cake! 

The little action figures I found at Walmart and decided to buy it to make as a cake toppers which turned out pretty good! The cake was a chocolate cake which my son personally requested and of course it was delicious! We still got some leftover, I guess we will be eating it for about a week because we're not a big sugar eater. We don't let our son eat too much sugar! Anyhow, it was an exhausting day for us adults but my son had a great birthday so it was all worth it!

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Friday, May 4, 2012

PR1 On All Of My Blogs!

So nice of Mr. G for giving PR1 to all of my blogs! I know that's not much but it's better than a big fat zero so I was way beyond happy last night when I found out! This particular blog I have been waiting for over a year to get a PR but it didn't get any until I finally change it to it's own custom domain name. The hosting is still the same but it didn't take long for this blog to get a PR since the day I changed it to it's own domain. So I'm glad that I made that decision. The PR on my other blog went away when I changed it to it's own domain but it was all worth it because now all of my blogs has PRs!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy 6th Birtday To My Loving and Sweet David!

 Happy 6th birthday to the most wonderful, sweet, loving, gentle and handsome son of mine! Wow! It is truly unbelievable how time flies! I now have 6 year old! I am feeling so old already! LOL! 

Anyhow, below are some of the presents that we got him, he hasn't open any presents yet, he's in school right now. We will be going over there later to take some birthday cupcakes so he can celebrate it with his class! After he gets off school, we will be taking him to Chuck E. Cheese, he doesn't know that we are taking him there, it is our little surprise for him! I know for sure that he is going to love his presents because he was very specific that he only wants 3ds games and no other toys! But of course I also got him some other stuff that I know he will appreciate as well! He is one of those kid that anything you will give him he'll appreciate it! And I'm thankful for that!


Anyway, I know that he won't be able to read this post but maybe one day he will come across this blog and read every post on here. So to my dearest son David....Happy 6th Birthday! I love you very, very much and thank you very much for being so sweet! You and you're little brother are the very best thing that ever happened to my life and I'm so thankful to GOD for you two! No matter how big or old you get, you will always be my baby! And I know you love this... 

"I'll love you forever, 
I'll like you for always, 
As long as I'm living 
my baby you'll be..."

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It Would Have Been A Nice Celebration With The New #CoronaRita!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chili’s Grill & Bar. All opinions are 100% mine.

Me and hubby have been married 7 years. Our 7th year anniversary was just the other day. We were gonna go and celebrate it out! Our first choice was at Chili's but it didn't happen because something came up. So we just had to celebrate it at home. I got him a little presents which he really loved and I am so glad about! 

Anyhow, just thinking about Chili's is making my stomach growl. The first time we've been to Chili's was just this year! We celebrated our Valentines day there. Me and him both had their Rib-eye steak with broccoli and loaded baked potato. I am telling you what, it was the best rib-eye steak I ever had in a restaurant! Even hubby said it was his best steak too!
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If we had gone there for our anniversary the other day, we would have ordered the same thing. And we would have paired it with their new Google Image Result for http___www.findthatlogo.com_wp-content_uploads_2011_07_chili-large-logo.jpg.jpg 
CoronaRita at Chili's. It would have been the perfect drinks for us for our anniversary celebration since we both like margaritas a lot. That's about the only liquor that I can handle. This new margarita at Chili's is made with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila and Coronita. That's hubby's favorite brand of tequila, it would have been perfect! If we had gone, I probably won't be able to drink a lot since I am still breastfeeding my 5-month old baby, I would have been satisfied with a little sip of hubby's. But hopefully sometime this week, we will be able to go there so we can have another round of that steak and try out their new margarita!

How about you, have you been to Chili's? What is your favorite menus there? Have you tried their new margarita yet? If you're having some kind of celebration coming you should head to Chili's and celebrate it there with their new margarita! I would really appreciate it if you could please leave a comment to answer these questions! Thank you very much!

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