I'm just waiting for the spirit to kick in. Hopefully it will anytime soon. This is the first time I am feeling it actually. I guess there's more than enough Christmas adrenalin that needs to be released. Merry Christmas everyone!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
It's now complete, well at least for this season. It started with just 2 "houses". I can't believe I now have about 14. I just did an improvised snow blanket since they don't sell it here in the Philippines. I know you'd find it odd seeing my Christmas Village covered in snow. I just want to "realize" my dream of experiencing snow, and since it will take a while, I'll just enjoy looking at my village and who knows a cool wind will blow my way and bring me to the real winter wonderland. That would be nice!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I'm starting to build my Christmas Village. I know I won't be able to do much for this year since budget is quite tight. I now have about 6 houses and I am hoping to add to my collection before the year ends. I went to this shop this morning and I saw some beautiful and rare ones, too bad I didn't bring money for that purpose. I was supposed to come back this afternoon but I went to attend PTC, first things first. Anyway I will share with you my collection.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
They have another product which I really like to have. Since I am fond of scented candles, I want one of their Paddywax. If only I can have all their scents then I would be very happy. Before I forget, let me share with you that these product is eco friendly meaning they are committed to conserving the planet's resources.
I want to try this much talk about Pre De Provence. It's a body care product from France. It's made from the purest botanical essences harvested in Provence. I wonder how effective their shea butter soap is. I want to let my son use it because he's got really sensitive skin.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I'm working on my weight right now. I have a lot of problem areas and I want to turn the flabs into muscles. Aside from my daily aerobics, I lift weights at least once a week. But it's not enough. I want to build muscle fast. What do I do? Do you have any suggestions? Maybe I should add one more day of lifting weights, or probably increase the weights I'm lifting. Gah why am I so lazy when it comes to the floor and weights? All I want to do is dance but I can't really achieve everything just by dancing. Hhhmmm, think, think, think! Maybe I should seek the help of a trainor, maybe I can go into body building. Haha my imagination is way too funny, no way!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Oh just to let you know, I was able to buy a denim dress for P75 which is similar to what Julia Roberts wore in one of the scenes in her movie Eat, Pray and Love. Teehee!
Photo grabbed from Buttons and Bows
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
And I had another purchase, yeah thrifted too...
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Oh, I can't stop myself from including weight loss as part of its benefits, teehee!
But because I talked a lot, I forgot to take pictures. Arrrgggh, getting old!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Now my brother maintains the aquarium. He has some nice collection of fish in different colors. One of my favorites is the flowerhorn. I just love looking at it whenever I am at my Mom's house. I am amused with the shape of its head and those chinese looking characters in its body. I will never get tired looking at it, I even see my nieces and nephew stare at it. Mom said that it relaxes her too when she stays in front of the aquarium.
Friday, September 24, 2010
I came across this article about accutane and I found it a little bit disturbing. You see I have a friend who is suffering from Crohn's Disease and I immediately thought of her when I read the article. I'm not really sure if she took this so called Vitamin A to treat her acne because according to the article I read, when you take accutane it can either result to Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis. I don't know if many people are aware of this. Anyway I am going to talk to my friend sometime this week or probably next week and I am going to ask her about this. If indeed she took it, then I can probably tell her about other people who suffered the same and are now filing legal action for product liability claim. She can always file Accutane Lawsuit. I believe she's going to have a strong case, and many of those who filed were able to get their claims already and it helped them cover medical bills due to the illness.
Thank God I was well enough to attend my Aunt's 90th birthday celebration at the Manila Hotel. Nanay Loleng as I fondly call her, is the only surviving sister of my Mom. They are 5 years apart in age which makes Mom 85. Both of them are very healthy and not taking any medication for maintenance. I wish I can be as healthy as them when I'm old and gray.
There was more than enough yummy food for everyone. It was like a mini reunion on the side of my Mom although not everyone came. Happy 90th Birthday Nanay! May you stay strong and healthy and may our Lord God bless you even more!
*first pic: Nanay with my Mom
*second pic: with my cousin Marie, and me in magenta dress
Monday, September 20, 2010
Anyway, I'd like to show him this Wall Fountains and hoping he'd say yes. As you all know, I love the sea and it gives me comfort hearing the splashing waves. It would be really nice if I can bring it indoor, and right at my house. Water Fountains will do too since it gives the same calming effect. Whenever I am at a mall, I normally stop and admire the beauty of a water fountain. And I secretly wish that I will be able to bring home one someday. I don't know but I keep on forgetting about it. I think I need to pay attention to the house and start doing small projects so that in time all my dreams for the house will come true.
I will have to start somewhere like probably check on these Slate Wall Fountains since like I said my walls are empty. This will be a good start of a project. I need to prioritize our spending and set aside some money for house projects.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I will also mention that they have Outdoor Gel Fireplaces. Honestly this is the first time I heard about such thing. Pardon me but I live in a tropical place so there's no way we use such stuff. I couldn't be bothered for all you know. Anyway I think she would be interested in it too since they are fond of staying outdoors. I haven't really seen her place yet but based on the photos I saw, she really has a beautiful backyard. She can always entertain her guests there too.
I know she's going to ask me about Gel Fuel. Since this is basically new to me, I did a little reading on what this is. It's actually pure alcohol, its non-toxic and it's environmentally friendly. It's doesn't give off unpleasant odor too. I think my other sister would like this too, I am not just sure if she needs a fireplace.
Though sick, I still managed to bring the son to school at 6:30 in the morning and fetched him at 12 noon. I'm going to bring him later to his violin class too. You asking about the driver? Mr. N asked he could drive him to Vigan, so yeah long drive to Vigan it is.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
*That was taken 6 months ago...I need a new one =)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
My sisters sent us food stuff from the US c/o their friend Ching. When I saw the pack of walnuts, I was really very happy. Did you know that walnuts are very good source of protein? Not only that, it is also an anti-oxidant. It also lowers LDL cholesterol. Hhhmm, this is good for the husband who is taking meds for high cholesterol. Hope that by snacking on this, it will lower. People eating walnuts reduce the risk of having heart disease. There are a lot of health benefits that's why I snack on them too. Never mind that it doesn't taste like all the yummy nuts.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Anyway while I was searching the net for some remedies to my problem, I came across Orlando water heater. This gave me the idea that I can go tankless. If the plumber recommends that I replace the busted heater, then I think I'd like to go tankless. I heard too that it requires lesser energy and of course the space too. I need all the space I can get. I want to have something like this Ft Lauderdale Water Heater which has an energy star rating. Both you and I know what it brings. It determines what heater is the most efficient for my house.
Oh for those who are living in Florida, did you know that you can be eligible for rebates or tax credits provided you select a water heater like probably this Water Heater Miami that is highly rated. I just read this too and thought I'd share it. And here's another one. Delivery of water heater can be done 24/7 and can be installed at your most convenient time 24/7 too. Emergency service is also available. Oh how I wish we have that kind of service here.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
I'm happy though that at least I have not allowed myself to become obese by going to the gym. I do it M-F for about 2 hours each visit. First hour would be aerobics and the second hour would be dancing. I've been doing this for about 9 months now and there's not much weight loss. I don't know if I want to be disappointed or not, but on the brighter side, I got myself to do a fitness routine which is very important to one's health, yeah weight loss or no weight loss.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
In about a year she'll be celebrating her 18th birthday. I can't believe that she's now 17 and in college. It seemed like only yesterday that I gave birth to her. I still vividly remember her growing up years, she used to wear my high heels when she was still a toddler probably about 2 years old. She was also fond of singing, holding an invisible mic. Oh time flies too fast. I'm happy that I got to spend time with her during these formative years.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
One thing I love being a homemaker is that I get to run my household. I may not be the one cleaning the mess but I am updated which Cleaning Supplies are effective. I am even familiar with the prices. I know which products work or not. I know of different products that will give you value for your money. Who would think that even the Janitorial Supplies I am familiar with? Well I have a quick answer to that. The supplies are quite similar to what I use at home. The difference is just with the quantity, probably it's being sold in bulk if you know what I mean.
A growing industry in the last decade has been the “green” movement. With an increasing number of home owners and businesses turning to solar energy, and more and more drivers opting for hybrid vehicles, there has also been growth in smaller eco-friendly items like LED light bulbs. Until this point, a major obstacle to more robust growth in sale of these products has been high price points. However improving manufacturing techniques and advances in technology are changing all of these. Home Depot locations are reportedly now selling 40-Watt replacement LED light bulbs for less $20. This is less than half of what consumers were paying just a few months ago.
While Ikea locations and other large big box stores are traditionally notorious energy hogs, a new store planned for Centennial, Colorado (near Denver) will reportedly be powered by geothermal energy. 500 feet underneath the store’s parking garage, over 130 pipes will pump liquid that help assist with the heating and cooling of the store during various times of the year. Depending on the success of this program, similar systems may be installed at other Ikea locations throughout North America. Surely these tactics will appeal to green-conscious consumers across the country.
Not to be left out of the discussion, as drought conditions are forecast for much of the globe over the next 6-12 months, Lowes locations continue to expand their selection of green-friendly water conservation products such as rain barrels. Available in multiple styles and sizes, rain barrels are designed to collect rain runoff collected by the gutter systems of the roofs of homes. The collected water can then be securely stored in the barrel or underground tank for use during the dry summer months. Nothing like says green like keeping your garden lush during a drought without using a single drop of public water.
The green movement appears to be here to stay, and in addition the aforementioned stores, there will likely be a plethora of retailers offering green products that would make great gifts for the environmentalist in every family.
I'll let you in in a little secret ok? Use lemon! They say that lemon has whitening properties. Cut the lemon in half and rub it gently against your elbow. Let it stay for a little while and rinse it off with water. You have to do this religiously though to see results. Remember, you didn't get that dark elbows of yours overnight, so don't expect the cure to be overnight too, get it?
This is just one of the remedies. If ever I find another one that is effective, I'll share it with you. Meanwhile I hope lemon works for you and me.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Did you know that gold coins has been recognized to be a very good investment product throughout history? It has attracted millions of people from all over the world and has never failed to attract more people even to this time. If you are familiar with the price of gold, there was never a time that it went down just like other investment products. It's price has either remained the same or has increased. This is the reason why people invest in gold. I'd do the same if I had money to put in. I know what power gold can give, it can save us from difficult financial situations in one way or another.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I went ahead and applied online for the kids' passport renewal. They are scheduled to go to DFA on October 13 yet and it's only August 23rd now. Whoa is that how much Filipinos want to travel outside the country? It will take 10 days if you opt for the rush renewal and 20 days if you go for the regular one. Of course if you choose rush, there is an additional fee on top of the regular processing fee which is not really that big.
If Malaysia can issue passports within the day, why can't our government do the same? Can someone please tell me?
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
Sunday, August 01, 2010
I'll post a picture soon, I couldn't do it now since I look like a mess without washing my hair.