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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Address Labels and Stationary

Every time we move to a new place, I make sure that we don't run out of address labels and stationary. And so, after a month or two, I order these things online to avoid writing return address on the envelop when I send mails, pay bills through mail and etc... Since Christmas is just around the corner, it is a family tradition that we write newsletter to our loved ones, friends and families to keep each other up to date of our whereabouts. Yes, I use stationary to make he newsletter look appealing and interesting as well. Having a full color printing labels and stationary are very important to me; I like that the newsletter to look presentable, same thing I do when it comes to postcards and photos. Do you know that stationary can be a great gift, too!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday Fill Ins

FFI we go!

1. Three things I must have on my Thanksgiving table: Turkey, pumpkin pie, mashed sweet potato.

2. Jake was scared to sleep alone in his bedroom and so he sacked out on the couch.

3. This is what we expected all along.

4. My son asked me to decorate our house before Thanksgiving.

5. Oh, man, thankfully it's almost all over now.

6. We need to perfect the art of being grateful.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing some tasks, tomorrow my plans include doing some laundry and prepare for my lesson and Sunday, I want to attend church services and then rest/nap in the afternoon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I Love Coupons!

This afternoon, my friend and I went to an outlet mall close to us. Our purposed is to check for gifts we can give to our loved ones as well as for the white elephant we will bring at Filipino Christmas party next month. Somehow, we managed to buy some gifts for the children we know; it was very comforting to know that I only need to worry now for my in-law's gifts. I got an idea on what to give them, just need hear what hubby has to say about them. Anyway, when I check the receipts inside the shopping bags, I noticed some coupons I can use next time I do some shopping again. Imagine savings 10 bucks next time, for me, it is a lot! However, when it comes to coupon, coupons is also giving their customers greater deals when you use them. Who says that doesn't offer coupons? Tell me and I will show them that they are so wrong!

My Little Bookworm

I love reading; even when I was young I read a lot from informative magazines to Newspapers. I've learned a lot from reading. Through reading, I learned that reading to your baby while he/she's still in your belly encourages her/him to read and love books. and so, when I was pregnant with my son, I read a lot of children's book. to him. Now, I reaped the fruit of my labors; he loves book as well as reading. He wouldn't sleep without me reading to him, and sometimes he reads to me, too! Jake's fave books are Dr. Seuss books particularly the one with a title "Are you my mother"? In fact, last week he presented a book report and did well. And we are so proud of him.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Huge Savings at

Call me crazy, but I do shop on Cyber Monday. Try doing it and you will never say that word ever again. Yup, getting up as early as five in the morning and falling in line in front of the stores doesn't hurt me at all. In fact, I love it for it saves me lots of money by purchasing great deals on items I would not normally buy because they are so expensive. Nowadays, shopping on Cyber Monday is even easier for I don't have to wake up early; at, I can shop as much as I want to in the comfort of my own home. Just few minutes ago, as I was browsing into their website, I couldn't help but be glad. Visit their site and you'll know why I am saying this. Imagine the huge savings you will get from buying gifts for Christmas online. A 70% discount is amazing! Now, I know where to go when Cyber Monday comes. See you there, guys!

Friday Fill Ins


1. Why does
he lost his delicious tooth that early?

2. Our great wish is to travel and see the world.

3. Thank you for being such a true friend.

4. Easter is my favorite holiday because it reminds me of the Savior's Death and Resurrection.

5. I am SO excited for our weekend escapades with the Friers.

6. We are the products that make up our minds to be.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing my paid tasks and sleeping early, tomorrow my plans include taking my son to his karate lessons, maybe help our new friends with their move, ice skate try out for Jacob, and afternoon escapades with the Friers and Sunday, I want to attend church and teach my CTR5 class, then attend a birthday party in the afternoon!

In Need of Opiate Detox?

Many people became dependent to pain killers after they are released from the hospital. They couldn't take the pain anymore and so they rely on pain killers to ease the pain temporary. I can't blame them for I, myself have been to pain medications after I had my c-section, abdominal surgery, and kidney transplant. Thanks to my Bishop who warmed me of side effects that a pain killers give you. If you are one of those people who wanted to withdraw from opiate, them you should contact a facility that can help you ease the process. I read testimonies of those who have gone to opiate detox and everyone of them say the same thing 'they are happy and satisfied'. Who knows you might say the same thing after it.

A Velo Bind at Our Home Office

Everyday, my son amazes me with the things he is learning at school as a first grader. They do many things at school compared to when I was still on first grade many years ago. He makes book, present a book talk, advanced Math and so forth and so on. At the age of five, he already know how to read and write his full name. I didn't learn those things till I was eight year old! Amazing how much my son can do now. Talking about making book, I wished we have a Velo binding machine so my son can use it when he makes book for me and Daddy. A Velo Bind is great for offices, home offices as well as in schools. I like that the spines come in a variety of sizes and colors for great presentation projects, school projects and more.

I Do Take Melatonin

Back in he Philippines when I was still single, I used to work night shift for 12 hours. I don't know how I did it, but I managed to do my job for almost six months. My world those days revolves around work and going home to get some sleep. I had no time to rest and enjoy life. It was like a night mare. After I quit, I suffered from insomnia where I can no longer sleep during the night. When I heard about a sleeping pill called melatonin, I immediately ran to the pharmacy and bought myself some. Boy, it did help me fall asleep. Thanks to a friend who recommended it to me. I will definitely take some of melatonin again when we visit my family next year because of the time zone difference.The last time I took this pill was last year when I paid my last respect to grandma who passed away due to health problems.

It Depends!

Have you asked this questions 'are diet pills safe'? If so, then you are not alone; my husband is one of the many people who are curious when it comes to diet pills. Because of that he can't bring himself to trying it. I don't blame him for that. If you noticed, there are a lot of them and are available in the market today. Some people say that diet pills are safe ad some don't. The only reasons they can prove it is by trying it themselves or not at all, lol. Funny but true. If I have enough money to buy one, I would definitely give diet pills a try. I want and need to lose weight, to you know! With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming a diet pills can help me with my goal. Hope I can drag my husband into it, too, lol.

Battle of the Cranberry Sauces

Guest post written by Morgan Peters

It seems that every year after my extended family figures out who's house we're going to meet at to have our huge extended family Thanksgiving lunch together, then we have to fight and deal with second big Thanksgiving question together, what kind of cranberry sauce we're all going to have.

We corresponded through email to figure out where we were going to meet and after we figured that out, I hit reply to all and asked about the cranberry sauce. When I was doing that I was just surfing through the internet too and came across this site I think that my sister had told me about this internet company and said that she had it, so I decided to sign us up for it at home.

When it comes to cranberry sauce, I know that my kids will only eat the stuff out of the can because they won't believe me when I say that any of the other stuff is actually cranberry sauce. So I know that we'll have to have some of that to make them happy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Miss Wearing Small Size Clothing

Christmas time is fast approaching and that means it's time to make myself busy buying gifts for my in laws and family. I don't know about you guys, but this is one of the stressful time of the year for me. Imagine buying gifts for someone who has everything. Gift card would be great, but we have been doing that for the past years. I think this time, they would be very glad if they get something that is wrapped or inside a nice box. And so, yesterday together with my friends, We went to the mall and shop for gifts. As I browse at those petite clothing section of the department store, I couldn't but think of those small size clothes in my closet. If only they can talk, they would say "when are you going to wear us again?" Yup, I gained weight when I got married and never lose those unwanted fats yet. It's been years, but I don't know what else to do? I really want to wear those petite clothes I have been saving for years. I guess they need to go to Goodwill so they can be of use. I will miss them, but who cares...unless I lose weight.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Georgia Aquarium: Behind The Scenes

Contribution by Odis Chan

My sons and I are once again planning a trip to the Georgia Aquarium. This time we will be taking the “Behind the Scenes Tour” which is a great tour offering insight into the inner workings of the largest aquarium on the planet. The interesting about this tour is that it allows us a view from the top of the tanks, instead of the usual view from the bottom. Hopefully some of the larger fish (one tank has a great white) will swim up for a closer look. The coral reef exhibit should also be interesting. While I know they are old enough to understand what a coral reef is, I don't know that they fully appreciate the diversity of life that lives there. They will also be involved with the aquarium staff as they prepare the food and discuss the nutritional needs of the different fish. Since Atlanta is a 45 minute drive from our home, I always take the time to set our home security alarm from My kids may not understand the biodiversity of a coral reef, they do understand face book. I tell them not to post these things, but sometimes their excitement overrules me. As always, the penguins will probably be our favorite exhibit no matter how many sharks we see. Will remain true when they are teenagers? Time will tell.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fun Costumes For Halloween

The Author of this post is Velma Baird

Grabbing candy for Halloween is definitely one of my favorite pastimes. As a kid, I loved to go trick or treating and gather up all the latest in candy goodness. Nowadays I take my children out to experience what to me is only a memory. We love heading out for the hunt and finding all kinds of new candy we didn't even know existed before we got out there going door to door.

The folks that answer the door are as friendly as ever, always making Halloween special for the parents and children that share it together. We hand out candy too if we get home in time, but most of the time we're too busy enjoying another tradition: watching a scary movie on cannonsatellite TV after returning home from a hard night's trick or treating.

The night of Halloween is something special to my family and me. We share in every part of the special occasion together, enjoying the fun of the walk door to door, combined with the eeriness of the night itself. There is no other holiday that is quite as unique as Halloween is, with all its candy treasures and celebrations of all things we'd never think to celebrate otherwise.

I love Halloween, trick or treating and all, and I'm glad that my family and I can enjoy the tradition together.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sam Houston National Forest - Best Place for Camping & Hiking

Thanks for the article from Alfred Maynard

Sam Houston national park is one of four National Forests located in Texas; with around 50 miles north of Houston, this forest contains 163, 037 acres between Huntsville, Conroe, Cleveland and Richards in Texas. During fourth or July, I had gone camping to Sam Houston Forest with six friends; it was a fun-filled camping experience. Before leaving for the camping all of us had set the security alarm system (ADT ALARM pricing) in the house for ensuring safety.

We enjoyed the Lone Star Hiking Trail extended over 128 miles through the Sam Houston National Forest; while camping we did fishing at Lake Conroe and experienced a wonderful hiking trail at this natural trail with tapered sandy paths through the forest with some grassy stretches. We also spotted many white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, dove, rabbits, foxes, and bobcats in these piney woods. The park has three developed campgrounds; these are Cagle, Double Lake and also Stubble-field recreation areas. In case of double lake, a prior reservation is applicable and also based upon a first-come, first-served basis. Both the Cagle and Stubble-field campsites are available only based on a first-come, first-served and offer campsites with lantern posts and picnic areas with dinner tables. Campers have options to go biking, hiking and also boating at Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston. Several water sports are also available for the campers and outsiders. This particular camping was very much exciting and enjoyable for all of us.