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!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Doing Chores First Is Much Better

I tend to get so lazy sometimes. When I get started to sitting in front of the computer I could never get to stop myself and do some other things like household chores. I guess the simply physic is so true that a body that stay at rest tends to stay at rest and a body that stay in motion tends to stay in motion (I heard that on the TV commercial LOL). 

So anyway, when I got up this morning to get my son ready for school, I had the intention not to go back to bed so I can start cleaning up early. But what did I do after I took him to the bus stop? I went back to bed to sleep! Well, I didn't get to sleep long because the little one woke up at about 9am and wouldn't go back to sleep. So I decided to just get up and start my chores which I am so glad I did. I got to dust, swept the kitchen floor and vacuumed the living room and the bathroom! 

I know that's not much but I am just pleased that I accomplished a little something today. Now I am just relaxing and enjoying a clean house. It is just a different feeling when you know that you did something productive!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Lovely Bones

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I started reading this book "The Lovely Bones" that I found at a yardsale two months ago. I just couldn't get the time to finish it due to the fact that I am just too busy with my baby and household chores! But I know that I can buy an audio book for it online. I really want to know the whole story since I already I started reading it. I heard that it is such a great story!

Mountain Of Laundry!

Yikes! I can't believe I had so much laundry today. It's only been over a week since the last time I washed but the way laundry was piling up, it seems like I haven't washed for a month! Good thing I started early I'm finally in my last load. I can't believe it took all day! Anyway, washing clothes is very easy but one thing I do not like doing is folding them! I wish somebody would invent a folding machine already! LOL!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Anne Klein Swiss Watch With Sterling Silver Band

I consider this Anne Klein watch one of my greatest finds in a thrift store. Why? Because I only paid $7 dollars for it and this watch is a swiss movement and has a .925 sterling silver band! Now tell me if that's not a great find! This is gonna be one of those things that I will be holding on for a long time! I won't be getting rid off it even if this watch won't work anymore! This is the first sterling silver watch that I have ever seen...


Great Finds Sunday

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Billionaire College Dropout Infographic

Who's to say that you have to be a college graduate or have a master's degree to be successful in life and makes millions of dollars? Just look at Mark Zuckerberg, such a successful young man already, one of the richest people in the world probably and he didn't even finish college. And he's not alone in the list, there are so many successful people out there that didn't even finish college or have any master's degree.

To those who wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs, you can enroll to SNHU.EDU and improve your potential to become an expert and be successful in the future. As what they always say, for every man's success there's always somebody who's behind it! Anyway, by clicking below you'll be able to see those successful people and what they're into and have accomplished!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

I Sold Several Clothes On Yardsale On Facebook

Today I sold several clothes of mine that I do not want to wear anymore. They're mostly fall or winter clothes. I can understand why people there are buying fall/winter clothes since we are really getting closer to fall time. I can feel it in the morning whenever I take my first grader to the bus stop...

Anyway, I am really glad that I am getting rid off some of my unwanted clothes that getting a little bit of money from it. The ones that I got rid off are mostly tight on me, it's because I have been gaining so much weight. I really need to put a stop to that or else all my clothes won't fit me anymore! I sure don't want to change all my wardrobes to medium size! Yikes! Just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach! LOL!

Well anyway, if I can control my snacking I think I'll be able to go back down to where I was at before I got pregnant with my second child which was 103 lbs. I weighed 114 yesterday and I put a stop on my extra eating like midnight snacks, so when I weighed myself this morning I am back down to 111! So if I can keep that up, I'll lose more weights and perhaps go back to my ideal weight!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hiring Divorce Lawyers...

...are important to someone especially if there are properties involved or the couples that are divorcing have children. Although some divorce lawyers can be very costly, it is just a smart move for someone to hire one since they know exactly what or what not to do. 

They are the ones who will represent you in the court, do all the filings, negotiate on your behalf and more. There are so many things involving divorce that a divorce lawyer have to do on your behalf. So the payment you are going to pay for a divorce lawyer is worth it since you don't have to be stressed to do all that work!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Excited For My IPod Touch To Come

Last time I posted an entry here about buying an IPod touch, well I did buy the IPod the same day I wrote that post. I actually kinda regretted doing it right after I clicked the "place order button" but now I am getting so excited to get my IPod in the mail. Amazon haven't sent me any emails about the shipment. I also bought a case and a screen protector to protect my IPod. Expensive things like that does need to be protected.

Anyway, I received a shipment confirmation about the case that I bought so I guess that will come first. I checked my orders online last night and it said there that the estimated delivery date would be this coming Thursday. I couldn't wait to get it I am just getting too excited. Now I will have something to occupy me when we are out!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I Want An IPod Touch

A couple of months ago I was so geared up about buying a tablet of my own. My husband has a tablet and he can pretty much take it everywhere with him wherever he goes without carrying an extra case because tablets are very compact and lightweight. I do have a laptop but if I want to carry it with me I have to carry an extra bag for it which I do not want to do at all because I am already having to carry an extra bag (diaper bag) for my youngest son's stuff.

Anyway, I finally made-up my mind not to buy the tablet. But now I am thinking seriously that maybe I can buy an Ipod touch instead of tablet. I thought about what an Ipod touch can do, about the same thing a tablet can do! I am thinking of buying it on Amazon since I received a $25 dollars e-gift card. I know that's not much but I have an amazon store card that I can use to buy the Ipod pictured above. I can finance it and pay it every month. They also have the promotion there where if I purchase something worth $99 or more I don't have to pay interest if paid within 6 months! That's how I bought my Nikon DSLR camera and thank GOD I managed to pay it all without paying the interest...

If I decide to buy the Ipod, before I do it I will have to ask my husband first what his input on it. I mean I can decide for myself and there's nothing anybody can do if I want to buy something or not as long as I am the one paying for it but I rather tell him about my plan first so he won't be totally surprised!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sample Pack From Nescafe

About 2 weeks ago I received this email from Nescafe about this sample that they are giving out for their new specialty beverage called "Memento". They have 3 different flavors, Mocha, Caramel Latte and Cappuccino. So I signed up to get a free samples and it arrived today. I got a sample of Caramel Latte and Cappuccino plus a coupon for $1.00 off when you buy any one Nescafe Memento.


So happy with these samples! Right now I am enjoying the Caramel Latte, it's not bad at all for an instant beverage! I might just use that coupon buy me a pack. Don't know which one I would like best. I will decide after I tried the Cappuccino flavor, I might like it better than the Caramel Latte!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Selling Some Outgrown Clothes!

I recently posted some of my 6-year old son's outgrown clothes. It's better this way that we are getting a little bit of money from it. I listed about 14 pieces of tops there earlier this afternoon and they are already sold. I tell you, buying new clothes are very expensive so I can perfectly understand why some people prefers to buy used ones. And even the used ones can be very costly too, it depends where you buy them.

Just like a week ago, me and my mother-in-law went to this consignment shop consists of over 1400 families gathered in one roof, oh yeah, there was a lot of stuff there I tell you. I spent almost $40 bucks for 4 outfits, 2 jackets and two toys. I find the price acceptable for those clothes and toys that I bought were gently used items and mostly are like-new conditions. However my mother-in-law spent over $100 there just for my boys. I understand that she loves her grandkids very much but I don't think I would ever spend that kind of money on used items. Not to mention a week before that, she spent over 200 bucks buying new school clothes for my oldest son and some for my youngest son.

I mean I really hate for her to spend that kind of money on my kids but at the same time I am grateful that there is somebody that wants to help us providing some of my kid's needs. Unlike when I was growing up, we hardly had something to wear. It was tough for my mama for she had to provide all the necessity for 6 kids without anybody's help. But occasionally, her bosses will give out some of their old clothes and it will just thrill us to death whenever my mama comes home with somebody elses clothing! It's like we are getting new clothes!

Anyway, I am truly grateful that my kids don't have to experience that. This money that I am getting from selling my son's outgrown clothes will be saved for future use to buy him some new clothes when he needs it!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wedding Supplies

It takes a lot of time and preparations to plan a fairytale-like wedding. I can understand why someone would want a grand wedding since this is only once in a lifetime event. It should be perfected and treated very special. 

A wedding planners are such a big help in preparing the fairytale wedding that you dream of. They make sure everything is in order from videographer, baker, make-up artist to hairstyler to entertainer and musician. All the wedding supplies that you will need! They are there to treat every brides and grooms like princes and princesses. And make sure everybody is happy and contented of all the preparations!


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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Decorative Plates


This is my first time joining Great Finds Sunday and for my first entry are these decorative collectable plates that I found at an antique sales a couple of months ago. I only paid $10 for the whole set. There are 12 plates in a set. I couldn't remember who the artist of these hand-painted plates but I looked it up online and these plates were selling for about 9 bucks each!

But of course I don't have any plan of selling mine. It's put up right now in our storage since I do not want them broken. One day I will hang them on the wall or something but I thought those are definitely great finds right there!

Great Finds Sunday

Friday, August 10, 2012

My Simple Version Of Kinilaw

Picture above is my simple version of Kinilaw. The reason it is a simple version, it's because the ingredients are just the following: fish, green Roma tomatoes, green hot pepper, freshly squeezed lime juice, vinegar and salt. The tomatoes and green hot pepper that I put in it came freshly picked from our garden! I am not saying this because I am the one who made but it is really good! I almost ate all of it. I was trying to save some for my supper tonight and almost couldn't stop myself from eating all of it! I'm definitely making this again!


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I Love Freebies!

Who doesn't like free stuff anyway? I think everybody loves freebies, I know I do! Hey if you can get it for free without costing you a single penny, why not right? Did you know that there so many sites that you can join to get free stuff? One of that sites you can go to is by clicking Daily Freebies. There you will see what kind of stuff they are giving away for free!

Not only that, they also have free sweepstakes, contests and prize-draws that you can join and take advantage to. All you got to do is sign up and pay less than 5 bucks to take advantage of all of these amazing deals!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Air Conditioner Was Fixed Temporarily

As you noticed on my title above, our air conditioner WAS temporarily fixed yesterday! My hubby got it to working for a few hours. He thought he got it fixed for sure to last for a few days but then when we tried to put it back in the window it started licking again. The thing he welded came off, don't know for sure what it's called.

But anyway, at least it cooled down our house for a few hours but now we couldn't turn on the air conditioner because it wouldn't blow any cool air. So I got everything open, from windows to our front door! At least it's not so hot today!

Meaningful Gift

I always love the idea of giving or getting a personalized gift no matter what kind it is. In my opinion, personalized gift is more meaningful since you're taking your time to personalize it yourself. I always prefer receiving any kind of Personalised Jewellery on any occasions. It means I am well-loved!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

No Air Conditioner

We haven't had any air conditioner for 3 days now and it is scorching hot in the house even with an electric fan on. My husband has been trying to fix it for 3 days and he might be able to save us some bucks from buying a new one! This air conditioner that we are using is about 16 years old. Personally, I think it needs to retire now and be replaced with a new one. But my husband thinks that if it still work, there is no need to buy a new one. 

Well I agree but if this last attempt to fix it that he is doing now won't work, I guess we or shall I say he won't have any other choice but to get a new one. Because honestly, I don't know for sure if I'll be able to go on without any air conditioner for one more day! It is just too uncomfortable especially to my little one. I noticed that he has been so cranky since the air conditioner went out!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Back To School Buy One Get One Half Off!

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I can't believe my son is starting school next week. He's gonna be in the first grade, I am so excited for him and he does too. I do not have that much time to shop for his school supplies so I better do it soon before school starts on Thursday. I already bought him some new school clothes, he'll just need some new pants and the school supplies and oh some new shoes too! I saw this BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon and I am wondering if they have a store at the mall? But if they don't I could always buy from their online store.

I already browsed their online store and they have a wide varieties of name brand shoes like Converse, Nike, DC and more! I am thinking of signing up to their reward programs where you can earn 1 point to every 1 dollar that you spend. You can accumulate those points and earn certificates up to $100 a year. You can even get a discount just by signing up. So much savings you'll get with this back-to-school promotion of 15% off plus buy one get one half off!

I am definitely taking advantage of this promotion so I can get more for my money and I can get my son different style of shoes! If you are like who's into savings you can print their coupon and redeem it in-store between August 2 to August 18. And also if you want more savings everytime you shop, do not forget to join their Rewards program and start taking advantage of the benefits that comes with it!
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lots And Lots Of Tomatoes




I am so amazed of how our tomato plants are doing so well this year! Unlike last year, we didn't even get a single from it! As you can see in the pictures above, there are so many fruits in just one plant. I can't wait to taste these tomatoes. There is nothing better than a home grown and freshly pick from the garden! 

We planted two kinds this year, Roma and Brandywine. In a couple more days, some of them will probably ripen up and I am so looking forward to pick and taste them!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Flexbelt Reviews

 For weeks and weeks now, I have been reading about this flex belt ab toner. I am really interested on this device but I don't know for sure if I'll be able to afford it. But they do have some coupons that you can get to knock some of the price off. I don't know for sure though if I am still able to afford it even with coupon.

The flex belt reviews that I am reading online are really good. This device seems like a really good product and worth trying for. But I really got to think about this really good so I don't regret buying it later. I'll just have to see how bad do I really want to get rid off this extra fat around my belly...