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, November 30, 2012

Personalized Wedding Invitations

How I so miss my family in the Philippines. It has been over 3 years since the last time we visited there. I am hoping that we can save enough money to go back there again but I don't think it will be anytime soon. 

Another thing that I want to do while we are there is to have me and my husband's wedding vows renewed in one of the beautiful churches there where my family and friends can be there to witness since they weren't able to do it on our first wedding day! I would love to have personalized wedding invitations to send out to my relatives and friends! But that is just a plan for now, hoping one day we will be able to save enough money to do all of that!

So Much Secret Reward Cards From VS And..

 all are worth $10! I was hoping that at least one of them will be worth $50 but I guess it was not my luck! Each of those cards could be worth $10, $50, $100 or even $500. I guess this time I got the minimum amount! Somebody is pretty happy to be getting the $500 I'm sure! How lucky and even to those who got the $50's worth! Oh well, better luck next time to me! I will make sure that these cards will not go to waste but I am not using all of them, because you cannot combine all of them at one time, it would be nice but that's just not how it works. So I am giving three of them away and keeping one for myself maybe I can find something to buy and get $10 off!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cute Flower Girl Baskets

I've always wanted to be a flower girl myself when I was young but never did I experience being one! It's just that we weren't invited to a lot of wedding back then. I guess I would always wonder what it's like to be a flower girl! And I don't have a little girl that maybe someday could be one!

But anyway, I have been to weddings before and I think the flower girls are as as cute and as adorable as the bride! They look so cute making the special event look so beautiful and dramatic by throwing the flower petals from their Flower girl baskets which I think makes them look cuter!

He'll Have A Big Surpise!

We had to send my oldest son's Nintendo 3DS two weeks ago to the factory because the game slot wouldn't take any game chip or cartridge anymore. We were very glad that it was still under warranty and thought that we don't have to spend a single penny to have it fixed. But then the factory emailed us and said that the damaged was unfortunately not covered with the warranty because it was not a factory defect, in other words, somebody tore purposely. So our son admitted that he stuck his stylus pen in it and after than the game slot wouldn't work anymore. 

Me and my husband thought that he did it in purpose so we will buy him the new 3DS XL but unfortunately for him, we don't have any plan whatsoever on getting him the new game console. So my husband had to pay $70+ to have it fixed. He made sure our son knew about it, hoping he won't do it again in the future. So he's been missing his DS and been so anxious to get it back. We were expecting to have it back tomorrow but UPS came today and brought it. We are very excited for my son to come home and have that little surprise. I am 100% sure he'll be glad to get his DS back!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wedding Guest Book

Any accessory that you will find in a wedding has it's own purpose. A wedding guest book serves as a book where the guests who attended the wedding signs their names and put a little sweet and thoughtful note for the couples. But that's not only what it's purpose is! It can be used as a memory book as well to look at over afterwards and see who all attended in your very special day. So choosing for your wedding guest book should be considered very important if you are preserving it for memory so there won't be any regret later on why you didn't pick out a better one!

Almost Done Christmas Shopping!

I am almost done with my Christmas shopping! One reason why I always love to shop early so that I do not have to deal with the last minute shopping and I have plenty of time to think what and who to give and make sure I didn't forget to get anything for anybody. The only person that I have not gotten anything yet is my husband but I already know what to get him, it is just a matter of buying it now!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Trends In Curtains

The very first thing that I notice whenever I go to someone's house are the curtains. For some reason, I always think that curtains reflect the personality of the people who are living there. I really enjoy looking and learning about other people's style and drapes tell a lot about a person. From being able to tell if a person is high maintenance to whether or not they are too busy in life (hence NO curtains) – drapes tell a story.

Drapes are the “eyes” of the room, allowing certain amounts of light in and controlling the tone of a house. First impressions start with the window and the size, shape and color of your curtains determine the theme of your d├ęcor. For example, airy, light and pastel hued curtains reveal that a person is open and has nothing to hide. Darker, thicker and heavier fabrics can mean that a person enjoys their privacy and is likely more introverted.

A few new trends in curtains include roman shades, sheer shapes and layering. Layering different materials has become the “it” fad of this year – giving the window depth and personality. Sheer drapes are the simple, minimalist look for the season – providing a light and open feel to the room. Roman shades are the look for the more “organized” style, making a room look neat and organized.

Consider accessories for your window treatments also! Creative tie backs such as tassles or ropes have become extremely popular, especially with themed rooms. Curtain rods with flair such as boat oars and whitewashed branches are also a look that have that shabby chic effect. Don't be afraid to think outside of the box and get creative with your curtains! Change with the seasons and try new things – see what your drapes say about you.

Cyber Monday Deals

Right now, there are so many good deals going on online! I have been receiving so much emails from the stores that I am subscribed to letting me know and of course enticing me of that good deals that they are having right now! Well, as much as I hate to declined those offers I really don't have much of a choice since I don't any money to spend at all. I wish I do but I just don't have it. So maybe next time!

Alternative Medicine

When modern medicines doesn't work, we sometimes find a way to approach and try a different one, an alternative medicine that is. Although there are some people that doesn't believe in alternative medicine, there are a few who embraces it.

If you or someone who is looking for an alternative medicine to treat for something that modern medicine cannot treat, you may want to try the Toronto naturopath. Who knows it might be the answer that you have been looking for! Sometimes you just got to try something else, it is always worth a shot especially if it is a matter of life and death!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is probably a little late to greet everybody a Happy Thanksgiving but as the saying goes it's better late than never! So for that, HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE! I HOPE YOU ALL HAD THE MOST MEMORABLE THANKSGIVING YET! I am so grateful to our LORD above for giving me the chance to enjoy this day! I have  so many things to be thankful about but I don't have to post it on here. GOD knows exactly what they are!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Good News For Small Business

So I don't really know exactly what this New 1099-K about it seems like it's a good news for small business owners. If you want to find out more about it, please check the infographic at It is very entertaining to see how some of the celebrities owe so much money on taxes!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

He Turned A Year Old Last Saturday

 My youngest son turned a year old last Saturday. Picture above was taken on his birthday. Doesn't he look so cute in his sailor outfit? I think he is the handsomest sailor I have ever seen! Sorry but I so love my own! LOL! Anyhow, we did not have a big party, just a very simple celebration with family and a friend. I cooked some our favorite Filipino dishes and it seemed like everybody loved the food!

Even though my youngest son could not say that he enjoyed his 1st birthday, I am 100% sure that he did, because I can just tell it on his face! He enjoyed all the attention that was given to him by everybody and of course opening the presents and mashing the cake! It was messy but it was definitely worth it. And of course I took a bunch of pictures for memories. Some of the those photos can be seen below...

One of his birthday cakes, Elmo and Big Bird...he had two cakes, the other one was Thomas the train..

the birthday boy enjoying his baby doll!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Personalized Wedding Flutes

Every bit of accessory in a wedding has its importance. That's why some bride and groom-to-be are so meticulous when it comes to choosing the perfect accessories in their wedding day which is perfectly understandable in my opinion since this is a once in a lifetime event.

Anyway, choosing a personalized wedding flutes would be so much better in my opinion than the regular plain flutes. It would be a great way to cheers and toast for the new chapter of your life. It will also be a nice keepsakes afterwards and to be remembered how it was on your wedding day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Can't Wait To Get My Temporary Wedding Set

I received an email from amazon this morning about the ring that I had ordered Sunday night, it was shipped today. I am very excited to get it in the mail and start wearing it. I bought a sterling silver cubic zirconia wedding and engagement ring set as a temporary replacement to my real rings. I haven't been wearing my wedding and engagement for the fact that they are so loose on my finger. I am afraid that they'll just come off without me knowing. We just bought those rings a year ago and it was more than we can afford, so I would really hate to lose those rings.

Anyhow, picture above is the said set of ring that I just bought. Even though they are not real diamonds, I still think they are gorgeous! I am not hard to please at all. All I could hope for is that they'll fit on my finger. I don't know for sure my ring size is and I ordered the size 5! I would really hate to return this ring it won't fit my finger. I am crossing my fingers that it will!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Perfect Food For This Chilly Weather

Nothing is better to eat in a chilly weather like we're having now than a homemade soup! Picture above is what I had fixed for our supper tonight. It is one of my favorite Filipino foods, it's called "nilat-ang bukog sa baboy" in basaya or simmered pork bone soup in English! It is made with pork neckbones and delectable veggies like corn, green beans, napa cabbage and more, although this time I did not put all the veggies in mine but it still tasted pretty yummy in my tummy!

I know some people might find it disgusting to eat pork neckbones but it's okay, this is the kind of food I grow up eating in our poor country Philippines! I don't mind at all if someone feels disgusted looking at my soup! It is understandable because it is a matter of getting use to something! So anyway, I enjoyed my supper very much and so did my husband and my little one!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cute And Adorable Wedding Favors

Any kind of party is not complete or won't be fun without party favors. Same thing with weddings, it will be different without the cute and adorable wedding favors! It is something that the guests looks forward to on getting after the party!

Anyhow, you can get different kinds of wedding favors of your choice. There are so many to choose from, some practical ones or the affordable ones. Or if you are more of a sentimental person, you can even have a personalized wedding favors! If I were to pick a style, I would probably prefer the personalized ones!

Nine More Days To Go...

before my youngest son will be turning a year old. So it has been that long since I have given birth to him last year! It's like I can still feel the discomfort of having a big belly. Oh how time flies! I am really glad about him turning one but at the same time sad as well because I don't have a baby anymore. I will surely miss him being a baby! He seems so big now. Wants to be independent already..

Anyhow, don't have anything special planned. Just the usual, that means, I am just gonna fix some Filipino dishes, have some and ice cream, open presents and celebrate it with family and some friends. I am sure we will still have a good time even though we are not gonna have a party! We usually do!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Turning One Year Old Soon!

In less than 12 days from now, my youngest son will be celebrating his first birthday. I am really excited about it although I don't have any big plans for it. I already decided that I am just gonna cook some of Filipino dishes, have a little celebration with my family and invite my close friend and her husband. And as for gift ideas, I already decided to get him something more sentimental, perhaps some kind of personalized gift where it will be saved and won't be destroyed or thrown away like what usually happen to toys and something that he'll be able to appreciate when he gets a little older! Besides, he's already got so much toys here and I just don't think he needs more that will just take more space of the limited space that we already got!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Getting Sick Again!

I really hate getting sick! Me and my youngest son has got the colds. Mine just started today while my youngest son started the other day. I just don't recall being with somebody who was sick. I really don't know where my youngest son got the cold. My first born has not been sick, so I really don't know where could my youngest son caught the colds. I know I got mine from him. It would be really hard to avoid not to catch anything from him since he's with me all the time. I really don't mind getting sick but I just hate it when my sons get sick!

Anyway, I went to CVS few hours ago to get some zinc lozenges, we ran out of. So I am hoping that it's not too late for me to take it. Mine just started today so I am really hoping it can still be avoided from getting worse. My nose is already sore from using kleenex and wiping my it! Just hateee ittt!