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!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sand Ceremony Is More Dramatic!

So I mentioned on my previous post which is really better to have at a wedding, is it the traditional unity candle or the sand ceremony? I have not witnessed both yet but I have read about the sand ceremony how it is done and in my opinion I think it is more dramatic and romantic!

If I were to have another wedding, I will probably do the sand ceremony! I think it is just so neat how it is done. And of course I like the idea that the sand comes in different colors. You can just any colors you want, you can pick your favorite color or by wedding theme color or just depends on your mood what color you'd like to have in your wedding!

Snow Is Still Pouring!

Well the snow is still pouring outside although it's not much. This got me to thinking if we're gonna get 16 inches of snow by tomorrow??? I really hope we won't! This is just our first snow this year and I am already fed with it! I just want it to be winter without having a snow! But of course that's not gonna happen I don't think. I guess winter this year won't be as gentle like last year. I think it snowed a couple of times or maybe 3 last year. I really liked it!

Lovely Wedding Decorations

When me and my husband got married, we didn't have a big wedding, in fact we only got married in the courthouse. I wanted to get married in the church and we did after but it wasn't the one that I wanted but I didn't really have a choice!

Anyway, I still want to renew our wedding vows in my native land Philippines where my family can attend too. But in order to that, we have save plenty of money for plane tickets and enough money for the preparation of the wedding. I want to wear a simple but yet beautiful wedding gown, I want to have lovely wedding decorations in church and in the reception. I want to experience all that good stuff that I didn't get to experience on my wedding day! Someday perhaps?

First Snow This Year

This is what greeted me this morning when I looked outside. It started snowing yesterday afternoon. I am just so glad that it is not 16 inches like what the news said. And I am also thankful that there was no 70mph wind like the news said too!

Anyway, another thing I am glad about is my son don't have school today. As usual when it snows there's no school! So I got to sleep longer today than usual! First thing my oldest son wanted to do is to go outside and play with the snow but I didn't let him first but then after bugging me about for hours, I finally let him! He had a good time and finally decided to come in after over an hour of playing outside!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wedding Invitations

I am really excited about my friend who is gonna have another wedding ceremony in our church. When she and her husband got married, they only had a civil wedding. So they have been working on processing their papers so they can finally get married in church. It is just a small and private ceremony so sending out wedding invitations won't be necessary! 

It's what me and my husband did too 3 years ago. We also had a civil wedding and then got married in church later on which was a private ceremony too. I am sure my friend is getting anxious! I mean the date is not set yet but it won't be long because they are about to get done with the required paper works!

Snow Storm Warning!

Yikes! We might be having our first snow this year at midnight and it could be a blizzard! Not looking forward for our first now this year to be that bad! I am already dreading it. Hopefully it won't be as bad as what the news reported earlier. If that's the case, then there's a possibility that the power will go out which is not good at all!

If there's a power outage, that means we won't have heater and water because they're electric which would really suck big time. Oh I already got a taste of not having those one winter 3 years ago for 4 days and it was not fun at all! I am really hoping and praying that it won't be as bad!

Anyway, speaking of praying, please PRAY for those people who are about to get hit of the hurricane Sandy and also to the people and state of Hawaii who has that Tsunami warning. Please Lord keep them safe!!! AMEN!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Personalized Napkins

I always love the idea of personalizing things. In fact, I like to give personalized gifts to my family and close friends. I like the idea that you can choose or pick an option as to how or what to put on that gift the way you like it or the way you think your family or friends would like it.

Anyway, speaking of personalizing, if you or know anybody who would like to have a personalized napkins on your or their wedding days, you can definitely do so! I know there are a lot of companies out there who offers personalization but choosing the right one that will do a beautiful job is rare! So please pick wisely!

I'm Stuffed!

What a good dinner me and my family had tonight. So thankful to my mother-in-law for fixing baked stuffed salmon that she bought at Sam's yesterday. It was truly delicious! It's not the first time we had it, in fact, it is out third to try that dish. 

Anyway, we paired it steamed white rice and I also had a leftover mung bean soup with mine! Tonight was another gut-busting supper for me! I am so stuffed that it is so hard for me to move around! Good food! Good food!

Cute Wedding Cake Toppers

There are just so many things involve in preparing a wedding ceremony. It needs a lot of time for preparation to ensure nothing is forgotten. A wedding planner usually does all that job, that is if you hired one. He or she make sure everything is in order, from the bride and grooms wedding clothes, wedding reception and entertainment to wedding accessories. 

He or she has to ensure every details is there and not a single thing is out of place! The cake is one of the center of the attractions in a wedding besides the bride and groom. So choosing a perfect and cute wedding cake toppers is a must to ensure that it matches the wedding theme!


Baby Shower To Attend Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be my second time to be attending a baby shower, my first time was my own baby shower! Tomorrow's event is so much different from my own baby shower because the baby is already out! I didn't know that you can have a baby shower after the baby is already out. I am kinda excited about this because I know this girl and I'm so excited to see her baby boy. 

Yesterday, me and my mother-in-law bought some gifts for her baby. I got him a couple of outfits, socks and diapers and baby wipes. New born babies requires so much diapers and that's why I got some. So hopefully she'll be pleased of what I got her new baby which I am pretty sure she will be!

Sand Ceremony Sets VS Unity Candles

So which is really better to have at your wedding? Is it the traditional unity candle or the popular sand ceremony? Well I guess it really depends on the bride and groom, and which one they would prefer better on their special day. 

I think there are a lot of people who prefer the sand ceremony because it offers a unique way of uniting the bride and groom-to-be. I think it is so neat how they will pour each of their sand from their own vases to a larger new vase to become one. In my opinion, it is more romantic!

Chores Were Finished First!

I am just so happy that I got to finish the chores first before getting busy on the computer. For some reason I just had the urge to clean almost the entire house which was very unusual because I usually get on the computer first thing in the morning. 

Well, I'm really glad that I had so much energy today! I'm happy that the house is clean and I'll be able to enjoy the rest of the day relaxing in front of the computer, plus my husband won't have to complain about me not doing anything which by the way thanked me for doing the household chores first!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wedding Decorations

Wedding is one of the most important events an individual could ever have in his lifetime. It only happens once so I can completely understand those people who wants it to be perfect from the bride and groom's wedding gown and suit to reception and wedding decorations. This is one of those events that needs to have plenty of time of preparations. 

Although I believe that not a single person on this earth can make a single thing perfect, but with proper tools and decors, a wedding can be as close as perfection if done right! But of course there are people who thinks that they had the perfect wedding which is perfectly fine!

Simple Handmade Fall Decor

I got to give credit to my 6-year old son for providing these cute stuff pictured above. The one in the front they made in their art class and the rest he got from their fieldtrip last Friday at a farm in Tennessee. Now I have a very cute handmade fall decor, all I did was rearranged them in a basket and added some colorful leaves at the back. It turned out so very nice in my opinion! How about you, what do you think?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

History Of Athletic Shoes Both For Men And Women

I always wonder how everything started. It is amazing to me how these talented inventors come up with these things that we have now. I often think about things like that, how they discovered it and turn into this and that! Every bit that we have now, things that we use everyday or occasionally were the work of those who has/had such an amazing talents and genius minds! And we should be thankful for them for all these things that we have that some of take for granted..

Anyhow, part of those curiosity that I always think about how it started are athletic shoes. I wonder how would it be if we didn't have shoes? It will be painful to walk barefooted for sure! LOL! Anyway, if you are curious about it too, you can read comfort shoes for me and women history to see how these athletic shoes really started! Perhaps the Olympians started them? Well, you will find out when you click and read the link provided!


History Of Athletic Shoes brought to you by Schuler Shoes and New Balance Twin Cities

Monday, October 22, 2012

Infested With Lady Bugs

The most thing that I hate about being in Fall season is being infested with lady bugs. Every Fall season they are everywhere swarming outside. I really wouldn't mind if they will just stay out but when they start coming inside the house that's when it is really getting annoying! I don't know why they always try to get in. If they get scared they'll squirt this yellow juice that my husband said is stinky. Good thing I don't have a sense of smell, well I mean good thing in this case!

Anyway, they will only come out when the weather gets really warm but if it remains below 50's, they will be out of sight! I think my husband told me that they go to sleep when the weather is cold. Perhaps that's the reason why they try to go inside the house, so that they don't have to go to sleep when the weather is cold outside and to stay warm inside the house!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Started My Christmas Shopping

I always like to start my Christmas shopping this early. I already bought my mother-in-law something and I am hoping that she would like it. I was also flipping through the Christmas catalog that I received in the mail today and I saw something there that I am very sure of that she would love! Looking for a sentimental Gifts is not that hard when it comes to my mother-in-law! She is very easy to please with and that's why I always finds hers first!

Monday, October 15, 2012

No School Today Thank GOODNESS!

Thank goodness my son didn't have to go to school this morning! I got to sleep until about 10:30 this morning. I usually wakes up at 6 in the morning during weekdays but since he didn't have school today I got to sleep longer than usual! He also spent the night at my mother-in-law's house last night so nobody bothered me about waking up early in the morning except for my youngest who woke up a couple of times to nurse. 

I would have slept all day if I didn't have to take care of my youngest son. God knows I could have slept all and I need it too! I couldn't seem to get enough sleep anymore! I always feel sleepy and tired and no household chores gets done most of the time. One thing for sure, me and my mother-in-law needs to go to the dump some time this week for our garbage outside is piling up so high. Since it rained really hard this morning, we are gonna have to wait a couple of days for the garbage to dry up because I am pretty sure they are still soaking wet right now! And I sure don't want to take wet garbage for they are really, really nasty now I'm sure!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

What A Beautiful Day!

So nice to see the sun shining brightly outside! Still a little bit chilly but as long as the sun is shinning, it is perfectly fine with me! Unlike yesterday, it looked so gloomy and depressing outside. I do not like it when it's cold and at the same time the sun is not out, at least today it is the opposite! 

Anyway, it's a perfect timing today because me and my mother-in-law is planning on going out to do some errands. I am sure I will enjoy being outside and enjoy the sunny day as well as the colorful trees plus we get to breathe some fresh cool air!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Just Bought Another Coach Handbag!


I don't know what I was thinking but I just bought another Coach handbag. I just couldn't resist it, I so like the color and its style. Well, the price was higher than the first one that I bought straight from the Coach factory. But it's okay, it was on sale, the price was much higher than that and this girl that was selling it was having a one-day sale for it plus she was offering a layaway for it. 

So I took it for I might regret it later on passing a good deal like that. Well, maybe not a good deal for some..but anyway, picture above is the new Coach that I just bought. I might regret buying it but one thing that I am very sure of, I wouldn't be selling it! Because I really want to own at least one Coach handbag and I'll be satisfied!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Craft Haven

Yesterday we went to a Festival here in our area. So much good food all around and of course handmade crafts were everywhere! It was definitely the perfect place for people to go to who loves crafting! We were there because we are helping raise money for our church selling baked goods as well as some crafts and authentic Mexican foods made by real Mexicans who goes to our church as well. I don't really know if we did well this year or not because we left early than usual and I did not attend the mass this morning for I was really exhausted from yesterday's event!

Anyway, below are few of the handmade crafts that can be seen at yesterday's festival. So amazing what people can do and how talented some of them are! I did not buy any because they are a bit pricey which is very understandable since they are handmade and I didn't really have that much cash with me. I did buy a handmade honey dipper and a bottle of pure honey for my husband. He has been looking for a honey dipper and that was just the perfect place to find one!








Friday, October 5, 2012

Low On Funds

Well this is what happens when you don't be careful on what spend your money on, you either run out or go low! I have been doing a lot of shopping in the past weeks, there were just too many sales that I couldn't let it pass so I did some shopping, not for me though but to resell online. But I think I might have gone too far, now I am so running so low on funds and no money coming in. Well, not enough money coming in!

Good thing, two of my handbags that were listed on Ebay since last night got sold today! I was able to deposit some money on my bank account and paid some of my credit card bills! But it is still not enough! My paypal account is currently out of funds and I depend on it to pay for most of the stuff that I buy online! And I couldn't use my bank account because the last time I checked it was almost negative balance! This is it, I am not spending a single penny until I sold everything and paid off all my credit card bills! And I mean it this time!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Atlanta Rehab

There is always hope for those people who are hooked on drugs and alcohol. I am pretty sure is not easy getting off of those vices. My late father was an alcoholic and I watched him struggled to quit for years and years. And up until to his death he failed to quit. Maybe if he was here with me in the United States, I could have probably helped him by taking him to a rehab like the Atlanta alcohol rehab. He might have gotten a greater chance in succeeding to quit than by doing it cold turkey!

Anyhow, he is gone now, he should be in a much better place now, I hope! But for those of you who needs or know somebody that needs to be cleaned of those nasty vices, please check the link provided above or click Atlanta Drug Rehab. I know not everybody that goes to rehab will succeed in their quest to recovery. But it is all up to the person how much he/she really wants to get cleaned and straightened his/her life back together. Like what the saying goes, you can lead the horse to water but you can't make it drink!

Beautiful Handmade Fall Decor!

My son brought this beautiful handmade Fall decor that they made in their class a week ago. I just now had the time to blog about it. It is so amazing what 6-year old kids can do, of course with adult supervision that is. It is really a nice way for them to learn creativity and encourages them to be confident of themselves. I am glad that they do this kind of stuff in school!

Anyway, when my son came home with it, he was so proud of his self and was bragging that he made it but his teacher helped him glue it. Of course I am so proud of him as well and I told him that he did an amazing and excellent job! It is truly beautiful piece of handmade Fall decor! And the best part? My son made it!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Rainy Monday

I so love the weather today in spite of the fact that it is a little nasty outside. It doesn't really matter to me since I am not planning on going anywhere today! It is really cool inside the house right now, it's 75 degrees inside which I love because we do not have to turn on the air conditioner. It is a little bit chilly outside which is super nice! I love this kind of weather. I hope it will just stay this way, not too hot, not too cold either!