Showing posts from September, 2010

Getting ready for the cold season

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Cold season is just around the corner here in the South, thus, preparing for it is what I have started on doing. I already took the winter clothes back in the closet including sweaters, jackets, coats, boots, gloves and scarves. Since I gained weight, some of the clothes  snug on me which means I am in need of a few sweaters specifically.

Early this morning, I went shopping online. I made purchases of sweaters and jackets from various stores such as the Rambler's way where wool products are created comfortable and warm on one's the body, great enough for all season use. The products are actually made in America which means high quality is rest assured. The best thing is that, Rambler's way is helping in the preservation of Mother Earth through the material they're using.

Anyways, I did buy a couple of long johns and henley long sleeves for me. For the hubby, his bo…

The lil one @ Jump n Jive

It was her first visit at Jump n Jive and she had a blast.  It's been a while since she haven't been to a fun center and when she saw it again, her excitement was beyond the highest inflatable in the building. Jumped here and there. Climbed  up, slid down. Ran.

Jump n Jive hosts parties and events for kids ages 10 and below everyday besides Tuesday and Thursday, days alloted for open play. For open play, each kid pays $7 for ages two to ten and I think $4 for two below. Wearing socks is a must. Open play is open from 10 in the morning til 4 in the afternoon.

Here are the photos that I kept on forgetting to share with you guys. Been sitting in my dashboard for so long, finally, it's up!

The play area  in the right side of the building. I believe this is for smaller kids .  Inflatable slide.
The lil one's favorite, the bouncer and slide
And here she is with a new found playmate on the same bouncer.
Far view of the same inflatable.

Music Monday : Sunshine on my shoulders

Here's the late John Denver, one of my favorite singers, in his Sunshine of my shoulders. A friend  posted this video on Facebook, so, I thought, why not blog it? I believe you've seen this so many times in many different versions but this one is my favorite among the hundreds uploaded.

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Newest house helper


The lil one found the broom in the utility room when the hubby left it unclosed.
She was saying, "mocking mommy clean", while moving it  back and forth freely. 
I wonder how much dirt she'd cleaned up?

Before the lil one came in, I depended on my broom (bought from the Oriental store, Vihn Phat, in Baton Rouge)  but since her coming, vacuuming the floors and all is what I do often. It is time-consuming as I go through all the corners of the house sucking all the dirt and alien stuff for the lil one's safety.  Though, there are instances when I couldn't do the job for some reasons. Hence, broom comes rescue me. I don't sweep the whole floor anyway, just the areas where the lil one stays a lot.  
Over-protective...that's how American parents describe me. I could care less. As much as possible, I  want my daughter to live in a clean house, unlike the one's they have.

Did you know that I don't allow shoes in my house? Well, guests could   during special…

Perfection is satisfaction

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House, oh how I love to talk about my own house especially the transformation I've done since living here for three years now. It fills my day when I hear people  complimenting me about how clean and well-arranged my house is. The husband's friends who've been in and out here are pretty amazed on the progress, too. They are the ones who could exactly tell because they've witnessed how the hubby lived when he wasn't dating anybody. The house was cluttered, with no updates done.

Since my coming, lots of projects were accomplished. Walls are painted with warm colors. Thanks to Home depot credit card, I was able to purchase four gallons of Glidden paints. I needed no paint testers, by the way. As soon as I saw the sample colors on this piece of paper, I instantly said my yes to the gray (with a touch of green) color. Being in a tight condition compelled me to do all the painting j…

Potty training done easy

In three consecutive days of potty training the lil one, I must say that she learned so fast. If before I had trouble asking her sit on her potty chair, now she just does it with no command at all. She sits when she needs to.

The lil one on her potty chair.  She asked me to take a picture of her (picture me, mommy!) the morning after waking up, so, I had to hurry and grab my camera before she changes her morning mood. Smiling when I told her to show her teeth. 
Lots of lots (the lil one's phrase) of suckers as initial motivator.

On the first day, she would only sit down  if there's a sucker in her hand. So, hubby bought her a huge bag of suckers just to motivate her, that she'll have more if she pees in the potty chair. It worked! Now, these suckers are of no use. I had to get rid of these  before it decays the lil one's teeth or the hubby's.
Pee sound.
One thing that excites the lil one to use her potty chair everytime the nature calls is that the sound of the pee. S…

Vegetarian recipes for the non-cooks

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I love cooking and baking, unluckily, I don't have the skills of culinary perfection. I do know how to cook some of the basics that need no recipes. Everytime I want to eat something special, I got to rely on recipes that I could get the exact taste, well not really the perfect taste and appearance, but at least, better than my version.

Recipes are very helpful. It aid a person like me to cook like a pro, or at least close to a professional cook's masterpiece. The more thankful I am when I found a recipe book for healthy cooking that has a large variety of meals and snacks. Great enough for the lil one who loves to explore on various foods specifically vegetables. I got to tell you that this new recipe book, The Qourn, is purely vegetarian which means healthy living.

The videos below will give you  ideas on how to prepare some of the recipes included in the book, The Qourn. I haven't…

Hats off to August top EC droppers!

There is no better way to  appreciate you visiting my blog than linking you right in this space. Next month, I am gonna post widgets of the first two droppers with the highest number of drops on my sidebar. Again, thank you and see ya later.

Dropper# of dropsJh3riz2429elai's haven27Things We Share27comatised26BeadedTail26In The Eyes Of The Beholder26Denford Magora's Zimbabwe Blog24The Sewing Mom24NeoBluePanther23Parent Times22

Proud Pinoy in the land of the free

Today, I received a forwarded e-mail from an attorney friend who is also a current Councilor in the city of Koronadal, Philippines. The said e-mail made me more proud to be a Filipino despite all criticisms and write-ups against a recent tragedy (hostage drama at the Quirino Grand Stand) that puts an exclamation point between two nations (Philippines and China/Hongkong). I am ashamed  of my fellows with a blood and tongue like mine who does nothing to uplift his own rather than practice crab mentality.

Wake up, Pinoys! Support each other!

The forwarded email reads below.

The most coveted license

Third Friday of August this year, I took my driver's license test. Part of that was the vision test among traffic signs, knowledge and road skills tests. Before I was given the nod to take the knowledge test, I had to submit necessary documents such as state ID and greencard. When the needed information was validated, the DMV officer asked me to place my forehead unto this machine designated for eye or vision test. Of course, I got my prescription glasses on. After following a few instructions from the officer, the said test was over. I PASSED!

I then headed to a room where the computers are for the knowledge test. It took me fifteen minutes to finish that tough test. I PASSED again. So the driving skills test comes after. It rained! Tsk! No driving skills test in the rain as per DMV policy. So ok, hubby and I went back home and decided to take the test on the next Friday.

Came Friday (the fourth Friday of the month), hubby and I with the lil one drove back to DMV so early in the …

Kid in the shoes

This is what happens when the hubby forgets to close the utility door or put his shoes up. The lil one  rapidly grabs it and put the shoes on.  Hmn...I wonder what's  wrong why she's having that facial expression. She's saying, 'HELP, mommy!" Oh no, just look how she wears the shoes. No wonder she can't walk straight. LOL.

Oh boy, being with the lil one every single second is just a joy. She has a natural wit and humor. Strangers? forget about it because she meets no strangers at all. She talks to just everybody. One time we were at the convenience store for some snack shopping and she talked  to an old man. The hubby signaled to take her out and so I did. In the car, I asked the hubby why he reacted that way. I was so shocked when he told me that the old man is a sex predator. As a cop, hubby knows who's who are blacklisted. I could not believe that I'd let my daughter talked to  that person who could have hurt someone her age.    Since that incident,…

Education for the fulfillment of dreams

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An onlinepal of mine just had her first day of school last Tuesday. She's so ecstatic about her being a student. On her blog, she showed photos of the stuff that she'll be using till the semester is over. As a friend, I am so happy for her partly because she is starting to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse.

My friend is just one of the many moms that think education should not put into a long hold because of the responsibilities as a parent. We, moms should consider continuing education like enrolling to an online school to earn a college degree or a masters degree perhaps. It is not too late to pursue such. I am aware that going back to school is way to heavy in the pocket but there are schools around that offer tuition reimbursement program just like the The USC Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC.

Moreover, The USC Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC is an internationally renowned …

To the sister who means the world to me

Happy, happy birthday to you, dear sisterette! 

May all your aspirations come true. I already saw how you are as a sister and there is no better way to say than continue being one. 

You know I love you and have said it so many times. 

Take care!

Haagen-Daz' Passion Profiles Series

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Music, oh how I love thee. I can not just easily disregard this passion of mine, trust me on that, and I would make it a point to leave  footprints of my singing legacy in the memories of my friends and family. Yes, I do love to sing, not as good as those high-caliber recording artists  like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion or Taylor Swift though. In fact, I uploaded videos of me singing on You Tube. So far, I am satisfied with the way viewers responded to my videos and of course, my ability to sing.

As far as I can remember, music is in my blood. My Uncles and Aunts, both maternal and paternal sides, are very much into music. They were into local bands when they were young. They do still play and sing up to this date  but no more gigs in clubs or bars, just in their own respective homes. I learned to play the guitar by myself with the inspiration of my beloved Uncles. When singing is the s…