Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Gift ideas

I already started shopping for gifts as we have a lot of kid sin our families. I really allot time and effort looking for nice toys . Seeing the joy in their faces is a delight for me. Have you noticed that there's a lot of choices now in toy stores? Its just so hard to choose but at most times , i stick with the classic ones, things that my kids enjoy too. Like for babies, I usually give them soft toys and soft books with bright colors. jellycat is one of my faves because they have a lot of soft books for babies that are so catchy. I bet , babies will get hold of it at first glance. These books are great for early readers and its easy to clean too.


Another favorite is barefoot dreams . I got this for the toddler group and i was lucky enough that i got sale items ! Talk about savings during Christmas shopping huh?! Then there's appaman clothes too which are too hard to resist , i even got some for my kids. I got a tee with the big number 1 print for my daughter who just turned 1. Slowly, I am trying to finish whats at my kiddie list so I can start shopping for some of my friends and relatives. I enjoy gifts shopping, it might be draining in the pocket, but its so much fun!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Protect your family

Robbery has been on the news lately. It makes me feel so terrified whenever I see those cases which most took place at one's home. Well , apart from the material loss, it is sad to know that some even lost their loved ones . This is the reason why I am thinking of getting a Hidden Camera for our own protection. Its just me and the kids at the house lately so I find it really vital and useful. From what I have read and heard from testimonials, these hidden cameras helps a lot in solving these cases. Hopefully I can get one at a good price. I heard that some are a bit expensive especially when it has the latest in technology. Well, I am not up with the latest , i just want something that does their job at a good cost.

Have you heard about the Electrical Outlet Hidden Camera? Such a disguise , right? Well, it looks like this :




This one is great for home use. One will just think that its a usual electrical outlet , but they are not aware that it has a tough job of protecting a family. This device uses an SD card as its memory. It is motion activated. The recording starts as soon as motion is detected but you can also set some preferences for its features. So far I am thinking of this or another hidden camera at a lower price. My husband agreed in getting one with no further questions, but he just gave his budget. Fortunately , the items are like are within the budget . I better do some more reading to further have knowledge about the products.

Removing wine stains

We had some parties over the house this weekend , and i enjoyed every minute of it. Me and my cousins chat over a lot of things while drinking wine and I accidentally spill some on my shirt. I got really scared on what might happen and what to do. Luckily, I kept this piece i got at ehow.com. Read on


1. Blot the stain immediately with paper towels. If it is a dry clean only garment do not pretreat the stain and get it as fast as you can to the cleaners. Pretreatment of the stain can cause irreversible damage and the dry cleaner may not be able to remove the stain.

2 . Combine 1 teaspoon laundry soap or pretreatment (or dish soap, like Dawn) and 1 cup hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Soak a clean sponge in the mixture, squeeze it halfway dry, then gently blot the stain.

3. Place a dry towel or washcloth between the front and back of the garment if the stain has not penetrated through to the back of the fabric. This will prevent staining on the back of the material.


4. Review the washing instructions on the label of the fabric. Heed any special care instructions.


5.Wash in cool water and air dry if the fabric is machine-washable.


6.Wash gently in the sink with a mild detergent if the fabric is hand-wash only.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bathroom showers and more

The new house of my mother in law was finished late last year , and slowly this year we tried to fill it up with furniture and decors. It wasn't that easy because we have to consider her budget. But i was glad to see the solution to our problem. I found out about betterbathrooms.com and saw their great discounts from bathroom furniture, mirrors, cabinets , lights and shower systems. The website was so easy to browse as it was well classified. You go directly to what you are looking for, or maybe just like me , you may browse their great offers. I think i enjoyed looking for bath accessories during the entire time I was online window shopping.

Truly , this website give beauty to bathrooms . Personally, i find my bathroom as one of my favorite place in the house aside from our bedroom. I spent a good amount of money to come up with what we have now and I dont have regrets as the items we purchased are really of good quality. I would rather spend a few bucks on items that will last me for a longer period of time. My mother in law shares the same idea and she would like quality to go with her budget. I hope we can finish up her dream bathroom before the Holidays . We will surely have our annual party in her house. I am so excited to see the final outcome of the bathroom.

Luggage Needs


We certainly need a big rolling luggage for our upcoming out of town trip. It would be a 3-day vacation with my parents , and since I have 2 kids in tow i would really need a bigger luggage for us. This is the American Tourister Fashion Upright in teal. Just like most of the luggages , this has an expandable front feature for extra capacity. The color is so unique i can easily spot it at the luggage carousel.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

crashed!

For the last few weeks, I was tremendously busy with a lot of online work. I can practically say that I will die without my internet. Emails, documents , layouts were just my everyday load. What added to this load are the stuff for the birthday celebration of my daughter. Up to this very moment I am exchanging emails with my suppliers and a few friends. Things are really getting crazy in my part of the world. I am currently working at my laptop because my computer crashed! Yes, it gave up on me the time I needed it most. Most of my files were there and now I am on a rush to have it repaired. Budget is something that I need to consider now since we are facing big expenses for the party. Do you have any suggestions for Computer Repair ? I asked some friends and they told me to look online and in some ads. I tried to inquire at the mall , and I was shocked with the price. Hopefully I can get really good rates and professional service this week.

Anyway, despite my computer problem , I am lucky enough that I can still work with a few resources. But still things won't be the same if i have it now. I just hope that no files are affected , most especially my most treasured pictures. My computer is truly so valuable to me .

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Yahoo Hosting

Maintaining a number of sites is not an easy task at all. If you are not a computer person like me, it is something that needs focus and determination to learn. The ropes of internet life is something I came to understand with the help of my friends. Now I am proud to say that I have a few sites already , all being maintained by me. Getting your own domain is easy as it may seem. You choose a domain name, and if one comes in handy, then you got to choose a web hosting service. This is where a careful thinking and planning comes in.

I have seen a lot of hosting services online and which one to choose is really tricky. I searched and researched for days , reading reviews and testimonials from clients. One thing that struck me most was the yahoo review that I have seen. We all know that Yahoo! is an establish name in the internet industry. I checked on some aspects of the service such as the cost, special features, bandwidth, technical support and customer service. These are the factors that I really consider when choosing a service. I was able to get great scores from their present clients so i am thinking of trying it out. If everything turns out well, I will surely recommend it to my friends who are also in the blogging industry.

A very nice read

We all come to a point when we feel really tired and burnout from what we are doing. I experienced this a few times already and I must say that it wasn't that easy to hurdle over that phase. I stumbled upon this blog post and i am sharing it here because I find it so helpful to moms like me

How to Defeat Burnout and Stay Motivated

1. Achieve in increments.
2. Train your muse.
3. Work less
4. Define success realistically.
5. Get more sleep.
6. Take it slow(er).
7. Get a second opinion
8. Set clear boundaries
9. When you’re working, focus.
10. Create outlets.
11. Know when to power through it.
12. Never accept defeat.

Read the rest of the article here .

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pot Racks


After checking out the cooking pans on sale , i am thinking of finally pushing thru with my plans at the kitchen. It has been a while since we last re deigned it and i am taking the opportunity that I have a few pans and jars to give our kitchen a fresh new look. My dream item now is the enclume pot racks . I saw a very nice one at an Italian restaurant in town and i love how it adds beauty and functionality in one's kitchen. Aside from being a decoration , the enclume pot rack serves it main purpose of storage combined with easy access when you are about to use it.


Enclume racks are known for its durability over time. The signature hanging arm supporting the main rim is a lot different that the usual ones that is lightweight. I have read a lot of product reviews about them already and that made me decide that enclume potracks are one of the best in the market now. I am excited to see some more designs when I check it out at the warehouse.

grilling pans


I always checkout their closeout sale for some really great finds. I am looking for really nice grill pans because I do enjoy indoor grilling , on top of the stove. I love seeing those criss cross grill lines at my bread, meat, burgers etc. This Square grill pan by Emerilware from All clad is on sale at $ 27.95 . The size of the pan is 10 x 10 , good enough for home use.

Baby Boom

This year proved to be another year for babies in our families. We have 2 girls and a boy who were all born from June to September of this year. Babies always have a soft spot on me as a mom so I always bring stuff whenever we visit them at their places. Simple stuff ,maybe old or new is something that I would like to share with them. Since my daughter is turning one, I gave away her changing station already to a niece of mine. My daughter is too big for it , and so as not to put my money into waste , I handed it to the daughter of my cousin. Next week , we are attending a Christening where I am a godmother so I am looking for a nice one . I think a baby mat and play gym would perfect especially when the baby is starting to get active.

Another gift option would be a pram . This proved to be so useful to both babies and mommies especially when outdoors. I want something lightweight and more compact for easy compartment. It should be easy maneuver too. I need to check the baby store in our area oon what they have now. Oh I miss shopping for baby stuff, but that doesn't mean that I want to have anothe baby now. Oh no, not this time. I am enjoying every minute of motherhood with my 2 kids. Maybe in a couple of years I would want another one.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How to Clean windows

I am looking for tips because I will perosnally do some cleaning this week as we prepare for our christmas decors. I want our windows to be spotless , you know! So here, let me share with you what I found online. Great tips for mommies and daddies too !


•Wash one side of a window with horizontal strokes and the other side with vertical strokes so you can pinpoint which side of the window has a streak.


•Use a squeegee on a long handle or a sponge/squeegee combination to prevent streaks on large windows.


•Eliminate tiny scratches on glass by polishing the affected areas with toothpaste.


•Washing windows should be done on a cloudy day, because direct sunlight dries cleaning solutions before you can polish the glass properly.


•Use a soft toothbrush or cotton swab to clean corners.
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•To give an extra shine to window glass, polish it with well-washed cotton T-shirts or old cloth diapers. Or rub a clean blackboard eraser over a freshly washed and dried window to give it a diamond-bright shine.


•Polish windows to a sparkling shine with crumpled newspaper. The paper also leaves a film that's resistant to dirt.


•Wash windows from the top down to prevent drips.


•R­ememb­er that window cleaners pose a threat to woodwork. Don't let them drip on the windowsill where they can harm the paint or varnish.

Source .

Myrtle Beach Accomodations

I am a certified beach lover. Well , me and my husband finds the beach as one place where one can have a relaxing vacation. We recently went to the beach with the kids and i am so glad that my kids love it too. And since my family will be here in no time , we decided to go back by next month. We are staying at the south part of the country. The place is so nice that it reminds me of Myrtle Beach Hotels. Myrtle Beach is known for its beauty. One can just walk barefoot in the area as you stroll form your hotel to the beach front. A lot of activities are offered in each resort. My cousin went there last year and I remember that I still helped him with Myrtle Beach Accomodations.

I know it is still far in my dreams to be at Myrtle Beach, definitely not this year, but who knows , maybe next year? This will definitely be in my must-see places list. I have ead that they have water parks for the kids and some play area too. I better check some Myrtle Beach Accomodation , i must come prepared when that time arrives. Okay , i still need to print our ticket and reservation for our vacation. I am keeping it in a file now.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The software that I need.

Working online is what I do most of the time. Well, aside from attending to my kids, I try to squeeze in my work over the internet. I feel incomplete in a day whenever I cannot check my emails. Yes, everyday I receive a lot of emails from my co-mommies, important shopping stuff and work related mails of course. I try to clean up my inbox most of the time and delete anything that is not important to me at all to save on space. I just keep what I need and arrange it into its corresponding folder.

But two weeks ago, I accidentally deleted a very important email for a client of mine. I checked at my Trash folder and it wasn't there too. I almost went crazy trying to recover it, but my friend told me that it is quite impossible if i don't have a trusted software. He introduced me to PST Repair . So what is it all about? It has an Outlook Email Recovery software that is a really handy tool that works on different versions of the Microsoft Outlook. On the other hand, aside from Mail recovery, there is also another software that is good for permanently deleting files called the File Shredder. Deleting it at the trash and recycle bin isn't enough.

So if you are one person who is prone to deleting important files on your email, then maybe you should consider this software. Now i dont have to worry myself whenever I accidentally hit that Delete tab.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More on Skateboards

I started shopping for Christmas gifts last week. It's a busy season for me because my family will be home in days, so I gotta start shopping now that I still have time. I didnt had a hard time with my nieces, but with my nephews, i dont know but i think its harder to get toys for them. Yeah I usually get them toys because i know how much they would enjoy it. I saw some really nice longboard skateboards for my 10 year old nephew , i think that would be perfect for him. I would just get him the complete gear for his safety. I am seeing a lot of adult kids in our neighborhood who are into skateboards , they play in the late afternoon and during the weekend. I hope my nephew would enjoy this skateboard. This would be a new sport for him and I hope he will excel on it. Here's a sample of what I like .

Looking for...

I frequent the "jobs" area of the local newspaper because I am helping out a cousin get a job in the field of nursing. She took exams to a few hospitals already but no news yet until now so she is looking for other institutions who might need her services. I heard about some nursing assistant employment at the internet and I gave the site to her. She told me that she will try her luck this week and hopefully she would land on a job. She needs to have an experience first before she can apply to bigger hospitals. I am wishing her luck during the exams and possible interviews.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

O - N - E


Party preps are in full balast now!
Mommy is sooo excited !
Thanks to Diane for this layout.

The need for alcohol rehab

At first, I thought it was only drug addiction, but I found out that there's also a growing population of alcoholics. Drinking alcohol is common and usual, but one should know his limitations. But a lot are still getting addicted to it that they actually can't live a day without drinking cases of it. Alcohol Rehab is the answer to this problem. An alcoholic needs family support to attain the change that he neds to have. And of course, he should be more than willing to help himself too. One can find a good shelter at the rehab because of the Alcohol Treatment that would be showed to them.

Many rehb centers can be found in the country, but if you think you would like to make your rehabilitation more private, then the Private Alcohol Rehab is best for you. Outmost confidentiality and privacy is the main concern here during the treatment. These rehabs, whethr private or not has nice , if not the best facilities to help alcoholics. The statistics show a growing number of those who are addicted to the alcohol. Everyone should be aware of it, who knows that in the future , our kids can be a victim too. We must all act now and save.

Columbus Day Sale Alert

I received an email from Macy's about their Columbus Day Sale. Some of their clearance items are marked down to further 25% off!! Wow, great savings for shopaholics huh? There's a lot of incredibly marked down prices at the malls too. For now, here's what I like with their online sale:




The Martha Stewart Pans are both less than $10. The Delsey Travel Bag is around $25. I better check if i still have money in my card so I can order these right away!

Okay i still need to check Las Vegas Shows for this weekend for my family. They will have a quick vacation there before they visit our place next week.





Monday, October 5, 2009

a new hobby for me?

When I was stilll living a single life, I have all the time in the world for my hobbies. I tried cross - stitching and pottery. I find it relaxing especially pottery. I dont have a lot of creative juice but I am slowly getting artistic with my works then. Now I want to make clay art during my free time. I passed by a store at the mall with beautiful clay arts and the staff told me that some of their clients would work there at the store and display their pieces. I checked out some of their basic packages for clay art and bought one for me to try. With much hope, I want to come out wiht a really nice craft. I even got some gloss glazes for my product finishing, it would surely add more beauty if it has a touch of gloss.

The staff at the store even suggested the majolica glazes for me , but i told them that i will try the basi one for my first work. Then if i plan to continue this hobby , then i would get more products. Reading more information about pottery and clay art keeps me so occupied now during my free time. I just wish i can take this seriously even if i have a busy schedule here at home. Wish me luck.

Christmas is here.

Last weekend, when I was doing my grocery , I heard some Christmas carols over the radio already. I know , Christmas is so near that I need to start preparing for it. By the end of the month, I wan to decorate our house with ornaments. I need to check out more colorful christmas ball and decors. Then I also need to schedule our family photoshoot for our annual photo holiday cards . We give out these cards to our families and friends every year. Once we have our picture taken, I will just order and have it printed online . Yes, its that easy ! I feel excited this year because the kids are bigger as compared to last year that we still have a baby. Here are a few of my chosen templates for our photo card




Do you give out photo cards during the Holidays? I suggest you start this yearly tradition for your family. It is truly a joy to receive cards during the Holidays.

Dollhouse for the princess

With a few days away from her birthday, I am thinking of getting a dollhouse as a present. It may be a little early for her to have one, but i think this can wait for her to grow up. She will surely have tons of clothes from my mom, and this is the only thing that I can think of right now. Well, I need to check the price first , if its good, then i'll go ahead and get this one.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Office jobs

I was browsing through the net a while ago and I was so delighted to see that a lot of companies are opening some new positions now in their offices. I guess the economy is getting good by now that some businesses are starting to catch up again. There are front office clerk jobs available now and this is a good entry position to a company.If you know someone who is in need of a job then maybe you can recommend this site, You just need to submit a resume adn you are good to go. Good luck to the applicants.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Evacuate !

I am currently here at Starbucks in front of Manila Bay as we are spending the night at the hotel. There is a typhoon (hopefully its not too strong ) and im a bit afraid for the power interruption during midnight. The kids aren't feeling well, both has colds and I nebulize them round the clock. My boy also has skin asthma and it became active the last time we had no electricity because it was hot! Poor boy!

So the husband decided to stay here at the hotel for comfort and convenience. Let's see if we can go home by tomorrow. Be safe everyone. Lets continue praying for a good weather.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Job vacancies

With the recent economic crisis that most countries are facing, one should be thankful enough that he has a job. I know a lot of companies that shut down its operations already . I have seen this local employment site over the net and i know that it can help a lot of people out there. You can upload your resume there for possible jobs, and you can see listing of job openings in different establishments like the hospital. I hope more and more companies would be become more stable soon so that would mean more jobs for the people.

A new typhoon coming

Some areas are still in heavy water and yet we are about to face another super typhoon.

I hope and pray that the wind would change its course and spare our country from the super typhoon. Or it wont be that strong as they said it to be.

Pray harder. Nothing is impossible. It can move mountains. It can certainly change a typhoon's direction too.

Lets all keep the faith. Be safe everyone.


More gold coins

My dad has been into some investments lately and he is telling me to put some of my earnings into buying gold. I was hesitant at first because I know a little about gold. I searched online and I was able to know more about it with the use of a free gold guide list. My dad is into collecting gold coins and he is really doing his best to get good ones. It may need a few more dollars but he is always telling me that it is a great investment piece. I am planning to start out with coins too. A few pieces maybe then lets see if it would lead me to more coins.

Next big step would be a gold bullion . I have no idea how much this would cost, but knowing the demand of gold in the market, I bet this would be of great value in no time. If I will have the budget for this investment, I am definitely getting a few. I will soon be updating you on how my gold coin investment would go. Wish me luck ! This is a big step for me and i know that it is high time for me to invest my earnings.

Do we need a new stroller?


My schedule for this month is unbelievable. I think this is really one of my busy aside from Christmas time. My family will be here in a few weeks time and we already scheduled a few trips to some nice spots in our area. Having two kids in tow, a 3 yr old and a 1 year old, i am really in need of a Lightweight Strollers . These strollers are easily foldable and very compact that it wont eat too much space at the trunk of our car. Any if you would ask about its performance, I can say that is designed for travelling so its easy to maneuver, holds some of baby essentials and provides comfort of course. Of course, there is a big difference between a Full - featured Stroller but in overall performance, they are at par with each other.

For me, choosing the right stroller is a task that you should take seriously as it would you and the comfort and safety of your kids. One should read on How to Buy Strollers articles to help them decide. You will really be surprised there's a lot of strollers out there at the market. As for me, I want something lightweight and compact for our travel, and I think I am beginning to really like this one.

I want.


I wish Santa is looking at my site now.


We already have this kind of TV at our living room , and i hope we will have it too at our bedroom. Wel,, if the budget would permit, then I would be really glad to receive one for Christmas.

Need cash fast?

During these tough times, sometimes, ones salary is not just enough to meet all of our needs. It seems that expenses and bills are overflowing , and add to that some emergencies. This is why a lot of companies are offering quick payday loans. Short term cash advances are available for those who are in need. At most times, even before it's payday , our wallets are almost empty. So this is really the answer, usa fast cash is coming to the rescue. It is easy to apply for a payday loan, one should just submit the requirements which can be easily obtained. There is what we call the faxless payday loans that in less than 24 hours, your loan application maybe approved.

I am recommending this to a friend who was badly hit by a tragedy and is really in need of financial help to get by everyday. It is just so easy to apply as anyone can do it online or by calling their toll free number. Their interest is a bit low too as compared to others. I am definitely keeping this in my list anytime i would need that extra money for emergency.