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!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Wedding Invitations

So one of my relatives in the Philippines is finally settling down. That took forever! I thought he'd never find the right girl and I guess I am wrong. My family and some relatives received wedding invitations from him. He lives in a different place from my family and you have to ride in a boat or ship to get there. So I really don't know if my family can attend his wedding. I wish they could or I could but it's impossible for me.

Anyway, I am truly happy for him! What a nice start for the New Year! I wish him all the best a married life could offer. The girl he'll be marrying is very lucky indeed for he is an amazing guy!

Colorful Puto Cheese For Colorful New Year!

I made these puto cheeses this morning for the New Year. Don't they look pretty and so vibrant? I decided to make it to maybe start the 2013 with lots of colors! Basically means happy and vibrant just like what you see in the picture above.

In the Philippines, it is a tradition over there to prepare something that would start the New Year better. What you foods you see on the table will represent something. Like we prepare 13 round fruits over there that would represents a fruitful New Year and for good luck. I don't really know if they really work but that is just how it is done over there. 

And I'm trying to keep the tradition over here in the US. I just started this tradition here in the US a year ago. My mother-in-law has her own tradition too like cooking collard greens and black-eyed peas but she doesn't seem to mind that I do our tradition in the Philippines too!

Anyhow, I hope every will have/had a wonderful 2013! And may this new year brings us more LOVE, more PEACE, more HAPPINESS and of course HEALTH!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Unique Wedding Favors

Having a wedding is one of the most exciting events a person could ever have. There is a lot of work involve and can be very stressful at times, but all that stress and anxiety is all worth it when the actual day comes. Oh how exciting it must be!

Anyway, one of the things that the guests anticipate and look forward to other than seeing the groom kiss the bride is the reception. There are some that look forward to taste the food, the wine or the champagne. Some looks forward to meet new friends or socializing with their friends and other people. And of course there are those who looks forward on getting a unique wedding favors. There are people that I've known who collects it, my own mother included.

Dental Practice Valuation

Not everybody is successful in running their own business. These days with the economy still on the bottom, a lot of business owners are closing or filing bankruptcy or selling their business. 

If you are wanting to sell your business for example a dental practice, how would you know how much to sell it for? I am sure it is important to know the value of your business in order for you to get the right amount of money for its value.

If you have to have a dental practice valuation to find out the value of your business, you can surely find a source online. Just got to find the right one that would accurately do the valuation for you.

Happy New Year!

In a few hours some countries will be celebrating New Year including my native land Philippines. So I just want to go ahead and greet everyone a very PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! May this new year 2013 will bring us more love, peace and happiness!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Does HCG Really Work?

So I mentioned on my previous post about having hard time getting rid off this extra fat I am carrying around and said something about trying out the hcg weight loss diet. I have been reading and researching about it on the internet and there are good and bad reviews about it. It really makes me wonder, does it really work? I really can't really on what people says about it because everybody has different opinions and the results does vary with individuals. So I guess the best thing to do is to really try out. That is the only way to know for sure!

Glad To Get It Done Before the Snow Came Down

It is pouring snow outside right now. There's probably about a little over an inch already out there. Good think I went to the grocery store before the snow came down. We were literally running out groceries and if I didn't decide to go out earlier, we would have been in a world of trouble since we or I don't drive in the snow. It is just too dangerous especially driving in a very curvy road where live!

I also got some 13 rounds fruits gathered up for the New Year. It is our tradition in the Philippines to have 13 round fruits on New Year for good luck and some other things. I started doing it just last year and planning on doing it every New Year to continue our family tradition. I am just so glad that I found 13 different round fruits, now I'm ready for New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Perfect Wedding Favors

How would somebody know how to pick the right accessories for their wedding? For example, how would somebody know the perfect wedding favors to get? I am sure it is not easy especially when there are so many to choose from. I guess when you see the perfect one, you will automatically know that is it! 

I really believe that what someone picks out really reflects on their personality and how they are in real life! For people who are more serious, they may want to pick out some sentimental ones and for those who are like to have a good time, they'll probably something fun and unique.

Hoping For A Much Better Day

Yesterday was such a very stressful and frustrating day for me. I'm hoping that today will be much better! I don't know how I managed to get through yesterday without losing my sanity! It was like a madhouse in this household. With the baby screaming and crying and older son hounding me about something, not to mention the television on and some toys making so much noises! It was a dang torture for sure!

But I'm hoping that I don't have to put up with that all over again today. I'm planning on going out today and maybe look for some bargains. But not for sure yet since hubby wanted to go out too. So I'll just have to see and wait..

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Unity Ceremony

Every wedding is different, we all know that. But no matter how big or small or how expensive or cheap it is, they are all beautiful and romantic. It is the time when two people will give each other's vows and start their new lives as one! 

One of the most romantic scenery in a wedding aside from saying their vows is doing the unity ceremony! It can be done in different ways but no matter how it is being done it is beautiful and very romantic either way! Iy is just a beautiful sight when two people who are so in love with each can finally be together!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fun Wedding Favors

I didn't know there are so many wedding favors you can choose from. When I was still living in the Philippines, the only ones that I've seen were like little figurines. I guess because they were cheap and I am sure it is costly to celebrate wedding there's too. 

I haven't been to any wedding here in America, but I have seen different kinds of wedding favors. There are some that are sentimental like personalized ones, there are those unique looking ones and then there's those fun wedding favors. I guess it all depends on the characteristics of the couple-to-be, how their personalities are!

Had A Wonderful Christmas With Family

Last night was a wonderful Christmas celebration with our family. Although there was a heated moment with some members of the family, it was only brief and then it straightened out thank GOD! Anyway, everybody seemed like they got all they wanted for Christmas, myself included...

I thought for sure Santa didn't hear my wish because I didn't see anything for me under the tree other than the ones that my friends brought on Christmas Eve. It was actually just fine with me, I didn't give it a thought anymore and was very excited to see the kids open their presents. But then at the very last minute on Christmas morning, while we were getting ready to open presents. This gift just magically appeared waiting for me to be opened! And sure enough, it was what I asked Santa for Christmas! I was truly surprised! 

I thought it was so nice of Santa to grant my wish! I love it so much and it is just what I had expected. Love my new toy for sure. Thank you very much Santa for being so generous! (wink!) Anyhow, hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas as well!

Unity Candle Ceremony Is Also Romantic

So my friend is finally Mrs. Johnston at last! Her and her long time bf tied the knot a week ago and posted a lot of pictures on her facebook. What a beautiful wedding that was. I wish I could have been there to witness it with my own eyes!

Anyhow, one of the pictures shown was their unity candle ceremony, they sure looked so happy as they were doing it in the picture. They are truly made for each other, they both look so in love! I hope and pray that nothing will ever come between the love they are sharing right now and will last forever until they're old!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

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This may be a little too late but it is still Christmas technically! I'm sure there are still people out there who are still celebrating this beautiful and wonderful season. Anyway, Happy birthday to our one and only SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! Without you LORD, Christmas would have not existed! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Employee Engagement

I've seen so many people working in a grocery stores where it just shows on their faces that they are not happy of what job they have. I mean I get it that it is so hard to find job nowadays and I just wonder why can't they just be thankful to have a job! There are a lot of people would be so grateful to take their place I'm sure! I heard that an employee engagement in its work would impact on the business success. Yeah if you would think about, those employees that are really engaged and dedicated in their work can be a big help in a business to be successful!

Three More Days To Go!

Are you getting excited yet? Less than 3 days to go before Jesus Christ's birthday will be here. Please let us not forget that we are celebrating this beautiful season because of the birth of our Savior! I don't know why there are some people don't want to acknowledge that fact! Wether they like it or not, that's the whole reason why CHRISTmas exist! Without the Jesus Christ, I don't think there will be Christmas!

Anyway, since it's less than 3 days left, I just want to go ahead and wish everybody a very "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" And hopefully this NEW YEAR will be a much better year than 2012!

Unsecured Business Funding

I never knew until I came here in America seven years ago how important it is to have a good credit history. I wasn't aware of things like that when I was still living in the Philippines. I learned so many things living here for seven years. Having a very good credit history is very important because that's one of the the first things they'll check whenever you decide to apply for loans to buy a house, or car or if you want to start your own business and apply for unsecured business funding. Those are just a few of why it is important to have a good credit history!

My First Time To Make A Gingerbread House


Last night was my very first time to ever make a Gingerbread House. Of course it wasn't from scratch, I saw the kit on sale at Kmart the other day and decided to buy it for my 6-year old son. He made some Gingerbread house at school and said that it got broken so that's why I bought him the kit to surprise him with it. But he surprised me by bringing his Gingerbread house from school. He said that his teacher fixed for him and he really like the surprise that I bought him and wanted to do it right then. But I told him that we will make it the next day. 

So last night, we finally decided to make it. Well, to make the long story short, I ended up making it all by myself. LOL! My little helper got sidetracked with my Ipod and was playing the whole time I was making the Gingerbread. So pictures above is the fruit of my labor. I had fun making it!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Dental Practice For Sale

This year is really hard for everybody. Still so many people unemployed and it is almost impossible for someone to find a job. Almost everybody is having hard time making ends meet. Hopefully, the new year 2013 will be a much better year!

Anyway, if more small businesses will open, it is a possibility that our economy will get better than it is now. If someone has background in dentistry, they can always buy a dental practice for sale to start their own business. He or she will have to hire somebody to help the business. That means that somebody who has experience in that field will be hired and will be given an opportunity to get a job...

A Big Congratulations To Miss USA And Miss Philippines

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First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to Miss USA for winning the title Miss Universe 2012 last night and of course to our very own JANINE MARI TUGUNON ranking the 1st runner-up! We, your kababayan are so very proud of Miss Philippines (Janine) for making it to the final two! Although you didn't get the crown, but in my eyes and to the eyes of many others, you are the winner! You truly represent the true beauty of a Filipina! Of all the Miss Philippines that I have seen in the past years, you are my favorite!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

HCG Weight Loss Diet

Since I had my second child, I haven't been able to go back down to my weight before I got pregnant. In fact, I am getting so much. Well, this didn't happen by not eating! I have to admit that I feel so hungry all the time and just stuffing myself and not doing much exercise. So I really do not have the right to complain about it if I am doing it to myself.

But anyway, one of my new year's resolution is to be able to get back down to my weight which was about 103 lbs. I currently weigh 112 lbs and most of my problem is around the belly area. I have been hearing about hcg weight loss diet and have been reading about it online. I guess I am gonna have to have some kind of help for me to be able to do it because I don't think I will be able to do it on my own!

Out All Day!

I just woke up from a short nap and it is almost midnight! I've been out all day and I was already 6pm when me and my youngest finally got home. I was totally exhausted. So after supper, I put my youngest son to sleep and went to sleep too. I must have needed that nap really bad or I would have not conked out! I am actually still very sleepy right now but I don't have any plan to go to bed yet. Watching some tv right now and try to do some online task!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Fashionable Side Of Me

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Anyhow, speaking of styles, I am pretty sure you already notice the pictures above. Those are the kind of style that I am in for. But most of the time, you will see me more in a casual look because I am a busy mama of two boys and sometimes I don't have the time to fool around with myself. But once in a while I like to dress up like shown in the first picture. Both of my outfits I paired with No nonsense tights and leggings. I love how the leggings looks like a denim, I can pretty much pair it with anything and of course the black tights goes so well with my sweater dress!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wedding Invitations With A Little Personal Touch

I have always been a big fan of crafting. That's one of the hobbies that I really love doing. I try to make my own things as much as I can if I have all the tools and materials to do it. I think it is cheaper and you can design it however you want it to look. Kinda like if someone is getting married, if they're good at making crafts, they can always try to make their own wedding invitations and add a little personal touch onto it. It is always nice to send out something when you're the one responsible making it! But of course, this is just my personal opinion.

My Simple Christmas Centerpiece


This year, I really didn't have that much desire to put out Christmas decorations. I think I was discouraged that I wasn't able to put out our beautiful 7ft Christmas tree! Because of a simple fact that we didn't have a space for it anymore. Before we used to to put near the window but since my husband bought an indoor greenhouse two years ago, no more space for our Christmas tree.

Anyway, I didn't want to celebrate Christmas without a Christmas tree. So last year, I decided to buy a 4ft one which is now sitting in the opposite window on top of our side table. Other than the Christmas tree up, I had a simple Christmas centerpiece that I put on our dining table which is pictured above. That's pretty much all the decors that are out for Christmas. Good thing about it is, I won't have that much to take down when Christmas is over! LOL!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Visit North Carolina!

I am really thrilled that I am living in one of the mountain states here in United States. I have been living in North Carolina for almost 8 years and I am loving the gorgeous mountain views! It reminds me so much of the place where I grew up in the Philippines. Although I want to come and visit some other states so bad, I would not trade living here for any other states.

There are so many things to do here in North Carolina aside from mountain viewing. The beautiful Biltmore house constructed by George Vanderbilt is the biggest home in America can also be seen when you come and visit here. And for those golf lovers, come and do some Golfing in North Carolina with one of the most beautiful views you'll ever see!

Eight More Days!

Who is excited for Christmas? Or maybe the best way to ask it is, who ISN'T excited for Christmas? I know I am looking forward to it. Not just because I am excited to see what I am getting but more of excited for my kids to see opening their presents. I could really care less if I am getting something or not, the main thing for me is for my kids to have something to open! Eight more days to go and they'll be able to see if Santa thinks they've been naughty or nice. Of course, even if they've been naughty Santa will still bring them what they asked for! We all know how that works! LOL!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sand Ceremony

I guess some people are still more bias on the traditional unity candle ceremony than the new sand ceremony. Because I've asked my friend if she was doing sand or candle and she said the candle. Well I guess it doesn't really matter which one it is they picked out as long as it will mean that they'll be uniting as one! But I think if I were the one who is getting married, I am definitely choosing the sand ceremony! It is just more dramatic how the couple's sands combined together after poured from each vases! To me it really represents more of uniting together!

Wondering When I'm Getting Paid!

I really need all the money that I can get right now. I am wondering when will I get paid for blogging? I have been doing a lot of blogging lately and even though sometimes I don't particularly like the topic I still accepted it for the fact that I just couldn't afford to decline anything because I need the money. The blogging money is building up and some of them are past dues but I have not received a single penny yet but maybe it is for the better but I could really use some right now! LOL!

Personalized Napkins

I talked to my friend for a few minutes last night about her upcoming wedding. She told me that everything is almost ready, just a couple more things to do and it will be all set! I can just tell that she is getting so anxious as the day is getting really closer! I mean who wouldn't be? Especially if it's your first time to get married! I asked her if she is doing some kind of personalization on her accessories like personalized napkins and she said that she didn't think about it. She would have but didn't think of it because of too much excitement! Well I can't really blame her! I told her that I am sure everything is beautiful personalized or not!

Doily To Add Character!

I just love how this disposable doily added some character to my centerpiece even though it is still look very simple! But I am thinking of adding some other Christmas ornaments on it but not much because I would not want it to look crowded! Maybe a few little Christmas balls and a couple of pine cones. I'll just have to see. But for the meantime I like the way it looks right now! :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Beach Wedding Favors

So my friend who is getting married really soon posted some more updates on her facebook wall earlier. I am sure she is getting anxious by the minute. The big day is really fast approaching like Christmas. I am truly so very happy for her and also to her husband-to-be. He seems like a very nice guy!

Anyhow, one of the updates that he posted on there were her unique beach wedding favors! I said unique because it was nothing that I have seen before! The ones that I've seen in the Philippines were like mostly some little figurines but this one is truly unique in my opinion!

Aiming For The 3rd And Last One For Tonight!

So I just finished the second task and thinking of doing the 3rd and last one for tonight. I don't think I will be able to finish all 5 since I am both physically and mentally exhausted. I would really love to take a nap right now but got to finish the last one, then I'm definitely taking a nap for sure!!!

Wedding Invitations

A couple of months ago, my neighbor in the Philippines came here in America with her son to marry her fiance. I don't know for sure if they're having a civil wedding or church wedding. If they're having a church wedding I guess she'll have to send out wedding invitations to some of her friends that already living here and her sister that lives in Massachusetts, that is if they're planning on having a big wedding. I mean they can still do a church wedding and have a private ceremony like me and my husband did when we renewed our vows in the church.

One Down And Four More To Go!

Glad that I got one of the reserved tasks done. I got 4 more to go! It's really necessary to finish them tonight but I want to at least have 2 or 3 done so that I will only have to worry for 2 more plus 3 of the new ones that I just received earlier today. But I am not gonna worry about the new ones yet because I have plenty of time to work on them until they expired!

Affordable Wedding Decorations

We all know how costly it is to prepare a wedding. I mean even if you have to do it as cheaply as possible like buying an affordable wedding decorations and other accessories, it will still add up and can cost so much money. But I guess it won't really matter since wedding is one of those one in a lifetime event and it is really understandable that some people would be willing to spend a tremendous amount of money just to have the wedding of their dreams! I mean that is well and fine as long as you have all the money to spend to buy what you'll need in a wedding!

Forcing Myself To Stay Awake!

I am having to force myself to stay awake right now. I would love to take a nap right this very minute but I am not going to until I can at least do one or two or maybe three of the tasks that are waiting for me to be written. I just received 3 new opportunities which is I am very thankful about. It's been a while since I received any opportunities from them and I am just grateful to received 3 $15 each tasks!

So what I am gonna do is do the ones that are gonna expired tomorrow and the next day because the new ones that I received earlier will expired next month, thank goodness that it's that long! So I better get cracking because I have 5 reserved jobs that are about to expire!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Are Wedding Favor Bags Necessary?

How exciting and busy it is to prepare a wedding. Everything should be in a certain order. I could probably never be a wedding coordinator or planner since I do not have that much patience. I am sure it takes a lot of patience to have every little details in place. I just wonder though if wedding favor bags are really necessary? I have never seen one in the weddings that I have witnessed in the Philippines, but of course, every wedding is different and I have not witness any wedding here in America in person. So I guess, they are necessary if the wedding favors are small?

Is Today Really Lucky Date?

So today's date is 12/12/12 and I wonder if it is really lucky like other people is saying? This date won't come again until thousand years which I am pretty sure not one of us will see unless you are some kind of time traveler or immortal! But hopefully, other generation will get to see it if human race will continue on. Perhaps my great, great, great, great, great grandkids will get to celebrate or see this date again!

Chilly Inside And Out

Our electric heater has been out for a couple of days, so we've been experiencing chilly mornings both inside and outside. We're having to use another small electric heater that used to be in our bedroom but it's not really heating that much. My husband went to the store and bought temporary electric heater until we get our big one back. Good thing it is still under warranty because I am pretty sure it will cost a lot to have it fix considering this heater was almost $400 when we bought it 2 years ago!

But anyway, the new one we are using in our bedroom and the little one is staying in the living which is not heating much at all. It was 63 degrees in the living room this morning when we got up and until now it's still 68 degrees! It is still really chilly! Good thing the little one is having too much not noticing the cold!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Making Your Own Wedding Invitations

I believe everybody can be crafty as long as they are willing and determine to learn. Everything is always hard at first try but if you practice then you will be able to do it, as what the saying goes, 'practice makes perfect" and I believe in that!

Anyway, if someone is very willing to do all the work and if they have plenty enough time, I don't see why someone can't make their own wedding invitations? It sounds like a lot of work but if you start in a very early time, I am sure it will be done! I would probably try it if I was getting married!

So Very Proud Of Him

Picture above is shown the awards that my Cub Scouter earned from last night's award ceremony. He also got his Bobcat badge. I am just so proud of my little man! Some of the awards that he earned are computers, video games, LOL! This shows me how crazy he is when it comes to computer and video games. 

But anyway, I was a one proud mama seeing him receiving his awards last night. It was such a great night and I was so glad that I was there to witness one of his achievements in his life! Very proud of you David and I love you very much!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Handcrafted Wedding Favors

I have this friend at church who is so good at making crafts. I mean, "good" is not even the word to describe her. She is an excellent crafter for sure! Her daughter who lives in Florida got married a year ago. Her and her husband went there to attend their daughter's very special day. And she also handcrafted half of the wedding favors. She would have done it all but there were so many guests attended, I think she said at least about two hundred. So she only made about half and the rest were bought! I would have loved to see her work, I am pretty sure they were beautiful just like any other crafts she made before that I've seen!

Cub Scout Award Ceremony

We will be attending my son's first Cub Scout Award Ceremony later today. I think he'll be receiving his first badge, don't know for sure what it is though. My mother-in-law is the one who has been taking him to the meeting and some activities that they already had this month. I only been to one and later will be my second time. I am just so proud and excited for my little Cub Scouter!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wine Wedding Favors

It is really interesting what an individual can come out with when it comes to choosing accessory for his or her wedding. To me, the theme of the wedding depends on the personality of the couple who is getting married. I have seen on TV, this couple had wine wedding favors at their wedding. It made me think that they must like to party! Or I guess they're juat big fan of wine! I am pretty sure there is some kind of meaning of why people choose certain things. But whatever it is, they have all the right to choose whatever their hearts desires since it is their big day!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Had A Wonderful Time At The Christmas Parade!

Today was my first time to be at the Christmas parade. I had such a wonderful time, so did my son and mother-in-law. It was very nice and the weather earlier was just perfect! Couldn't be any better! There was pretty good amount of people on the street wanting to see the parade and of course wanting to have a piece of those candies that were thrown out!

Me and my son and his friend rode on the back of truck instead on the float. It was a little too crowded on the float so that's why we decided to sit on the truck bed. It was truly nice and I couldn't believe that we never watch the Christmas parade before. I didn't even know that they have Christmas parade every year in our small town.

Anyhow, below are some of the pictures that I took of the said event earlier...






 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Simple And Yet Elegant Wedding Invitations

My mother-in-law's cousin's son got married a year ago. They sent us this very simple and yet elegant wedding invitations. As I recall, the cards were colored cream with a very nice golden flowery embossed in it and a beautiful blue ribbon on the front of the card. And inside were the bride and the groom's picture together. I got so excited that we got invited and thought that we were going because the reception was at the Myrtle beach resort! It would have been a nice a little break for all of us but we didn't go because we didn't have the money to travel to SC!

Christmas Parade

Tomorrow will be my first time to ever attend a Christmas parade in my seven years living here in America. If it wasn't for my son joining the Cub Scout, I probably won't ever experience the Christmas parade. Yup, it's all because of my son being in the Cub Scout. I am so excited for him. This is just one of the activities they'll be doing this month. There's more coming. I heard that we will be riding the float. I have never been on the float before, so I'm kinda nervous about it.

Anyway, my son's Cub Scout uniform is all set and ready for tomorrow. It will be his first time to wear his uniform and I can tell that he is excited about it. I got to make sure my camera is charge so I can take it with me and take a bunch of pictures!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Handmade Wedding Favor Boxes

I always prefer handmade and personalized gifts. I love making crafts, oil painting, scrapbooking and things like that. But I don't have enough confidence yet to give it to somebody as a gift or make a business out of it. But one day when I think I'm good and confident enough, I'd love to start my own business and accept orders making handmade and personalized items like birthday invitation cards, wedding favor boxes, scrapbooks or any thing in that sort! I really enjoy making things out of scraps! But I got to make sure that when I am ready for that kind of commitment that I will have all the time in the world to dedicate for it!

I Love Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallow On Top

So tonight was the first time to try a sweet potato casserole with marshmallow on top and it was delicious! It wasn't a homemade one but bought from Sam's. I was planning on making it for this coming Christmas and wanted to try it first to see if I'd like it or not! It was only on sale at Sam's for only a little over $2 and it was actually pretty good! It might have been a little too sweet to my liking but me and my family really enjoyed it. Definitely making one this coming Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Unique Wedding Invitations

One of my friends on Facebook is getting married really soon and I can tell that she is very excited which is very understandable since it is her very first to get married! She has been posting updates of how soon the big day is gonna be! I am sure she's very nervous and excited at the same time! 

Anyway, one of the updates that she posted there were her wedding invitations. They were personalized ones but very unique and beautiful. I have never seen looked like that before. It was kinda like a vintage look with modern accents! It was truly beautiful! I just couldn't explain in words how beautiful they were!

Anyhow, I am truly happy for her that she finally found her soulmate! All I can say to her and her husband-to-be is goodluck and wish them all the happiness in life as they will start their journey together as one!

Just Want To Collapse Right Now!

I am extremely exhausted right now that I just want to collapse and go to sleep! I have been trying to do some household chores all day. I had a mountain a laundry that needed to be washed and thank goodness there's only one more load left! I have been washing all day and at the same time taking care of my youngest son and do some other things. 

I am glad though that I did some of those things today. I have been meaning to do it all week but I got sidetracked with other things! Tomorrow, I'm definitely taking a break from chores although I can't take a break from taking care of my son, at least I will have or should I say, me and my son will have the house all to ourselves tomorrow for my better-half will be out of town!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wedding Centerpieces

I've only attended a wedding once or twice when I was still living in the Philippines. I have not attended any wedding here in America since I moved here 7 years ago. But I have seen how beautiful the wedding ceremony here. Don't get me wrong, I think all wedding ceremonies are just beautiful and unique in it's own way! It's just that Philippines is a very poor country and most people there are poor too. So if you get to see a wedding ceremony there how simple it is compare to a wedding ceremony here which is mostly extravagant! 

People here tend to spend a lot of money on wedding accessories like wedding centerpieces which is perfectly fine. I mean if you have the money for it, why not right? And besides it is a once in a lifetime event, so I could perfectly understand why some people would want to have a fairy-tale like wedding!

Addictive Side Is Kicking!

Right now as I am browsing online, looking for more stuff that I might add  to the Christmas presents that I already have here. I can just feel the addictive side of me getting so excited. Whenever I look at something, it's like I can feel the adrenaline rushing through and this little voice I keep hearing in my head saying "buy it, buy it!". This really sucks! Sometimes I do not have restraints when it comes to shopping. But I have the perfect excuse right now to buy something it's because it's Christmas and it is for somebody else. It's like I do not have enough for this person and that's why I am trying to find more stuff for her. I just hope that she will appreciate the stuff that I or we got her. Sometimes it's never enough! Oh well, I guess she'll just have to do deal with it because there is only a certain amount that we can do!