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Friday, October 29, 2010

Her 4th trip to Brec's Baton Rouge Zoo

A rotating globe fountain awaits guests few meters away from the main entrance.

The lil one was talking to one of the many tigers in the zoo. 


One of the biggest fish aquariums in the zoo. 


@ the zoo's playground. 


The best amongst the activities in the zoo, the train ride. 
Had trouble with the lil one when the train stopped. 
She didn't want to go home yet and just wanna have a ride again.



Taking picture before the train ride.


Fell asleep on the way home. Exhausted she is!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

For the love of makeup

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of BH Cosmetics. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love wearing makeup that leaves a powerful effect  on both me and the appreciative men. I like it when the palettes blend so perfectly on my skin color. There are makeups in the market that instead of making you look beautiful or enhancing your beauty, it makes you look like you are attending a costume party. Overpowering foundation that doesn't blends on the skin and can easily be washed-off with tears, not good if you are attending a wedding or any party with crying moments. I have had a couple of experience in the past and one was on my wedding day. The foundation that was applied on me by a friend had me looked like a ghost in a white wedding dress. That was so embarrassing! Til now, I hate to look at my wedding pictures, thus, I wanna be wed again for the second time to the same man to fix the problem, and of course, have our vows blessed by the Catholic Church.

An online pal of mine is a stylist-makeup artist. She owns a salon in California.  One time I asked her suggestion or recommendation on what brand of makeup should I use on my nephew's wedding. She said to use the ones from BH Cosmetics. It's foundation primer and the color palette eyeshadow are by far the best in the line. As suggested, I went shopping at the BH Cosmetics e-store. I did use the product on the said occasion and it was noticed by some of the guests. My makeup specifically the eyeshadow lasted long because it is highly pigmented. From then on, BH Cosmetics became my favorite makeup or cosmetic line.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Watery Wednesday : Territory

Watery Wednesday entry number 2.

Alligators' man-made habitat in Brec's Baton Rouge Zoo.
The territory of two (?) alligators.
This one is huge in size and is fenced in. 

Just a trivia! Did you know that the zoo is open all-year-round beside Christmas New Year and Thanksgiving? Gotta love the zoo for for that!. Kudos to the people behind it. 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Best gift a child could ever have

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International. All opinions are 100% mine.

Saturday afternoon, I came home from home decor shopping. The hubby opened the door for me and helped me with the stuff I bought. I knew I noticed something in his eyes but didn't want to ask him about it. Was he crying while I was gone shopping? I just left myself with a conclusion that the lil one poked him in the eyes that's why it was reddish and kinda sore.

Later that evening, hubby opened up to me. Yes he cried. He was watching football and then during the half-time report, a cancer patient's life was featured. The hubby's heart was crashed upon seeing the child's difficulties in battling the most horrifying disease, cancer. He's thankful that the lil one is so healthy in her two years of life and hoping  that her it'll continue that way.

Hubby's story reminded me of my plan of having the lil one's umbilical cord banked then. Sadly, it didn't happen. Lack of resources urged me not to. I calculated the finances of having a baby in mind and with hubby the only one earning money for the family, cord blood banking will drown us into so much debt and we might not be able to get on our feet. Now, I kinda regretting that I didn't push my plan. The lil one is a gift and deserves protection. Cord blood banking, I believe is one of the best gift that we could have gave her because it is a lifetime guarantee. Oh I just hope nothing will happen to her or I will live with it for the rest of my life.

Thus, I am encouraging moms-to-be to give the best gift you could ever give   your child. Have her or his cord blood banked by Cryo-Cell, America's trusted and most established cord blood bank.  Cry-Cell has an ongoing promo, visit the website to learn more and on how to receive the limited time special offer that you can save up to $495 in your pocket. Check out the website, www.cryo-cell.com, for more information about cord-blood banking.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Watery Wednesday : Bird bath

Watery Wednesday entry number 1.


The biggest bird bath I've seen. This is located at Brec's Baton Rouge Zoo. Took the photo a couple of weeks ago during our visit. The mngt. made it possible for the guests to walk in a man-made cage (maybe) to interact with  a few species of birds like pigeons. The birds would just walk by you and are not scared at all. Maybe because they are so used to the visiting public or maybe they are trained. 


Visiting the zoo is so worth it after seeing tons of animals and learning  facts about 'em. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Take the Pink Ribbon Challenge

I was bloghopping today a post supporting the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thus, I am taking the Pink Ribbon challenge. This is the easiest way to support the organization and the cancer patients its supporting, so why not do it? I am inviting you to take the challenge, too!


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October is breast cancer awareness month. As a health care worker, I see and dealt a lot of patients even friends going through the battle of breast cancer. This month I would like to join the pink ribbon challenge. Just click the pink ribbon to help one woman save life by getting free mammogram. If you  may join with me and pass the pink ribbon challenge. These links are ONLY for "Pink Ribbon Challenge" participants, any links not related to the Pink Ribbon Challenge will be deleted.  Grab the code at Things We Share and post it in your blog entry. Please post only the Pink Ribbon Challenge actual post link  here and  help The Breast Cancer Site and National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. by spreading the Pink Ribbon Challenge.



Friday, October 01, 2010

Are you ready for the move?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PlayStation MOVE. All opinions are 100% mine.

Growing up in the Philippines is something that most children won't choose because of the far off of the latest technology. I am not saying that nobody in my homeland owns the latest gadgets or game stations. It's just that only  few can afford. As per my experience, I did not grow up with numerous toys around. It made me wish before to have everything that I saw on TV but my parents couldn't afford to buy six toys at a time. Thus, day dreaming rescued my wishful thinking and somehow made it to reality even for a minute or two.

Now that I have a lil one, I want her to have most, if not all, the educational toys that she could possibly want. Regardless of price, hubby and I are working hard to give it to her. In fact, hubby has been eyeing for a PlayStation®Move, a perfect Christmas present for the family. PlayStation®Move is actually a combination of the PlayStation®3 system, the PlayStation®Eye camera and the PlayStation®Move motion controller. Family bonding will be spent more using the controller with so much variety of games for most ages. Maybe the family's first game would be the Start Party since it's merely for kids. For sure the lil will have a blast with this genius controller.

On a relative note, the hubby's nephew owns a PlayStation®3. He has no idea for now that he could bring the motion gaming by getting the Move bundle package for only $99. On Saturday, I will see him again. Guess what? I am gonna tell him about what I found out tonight. He will have a ball, I bet you!

Before I end this post, I wanna ask you one thing? Are you ready for the MOVE?

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LSU night @ the grannys

Two grandchildren, Dannielle and Easton, disturbing their granny. Poor old woman couldn't resist her favorite grandchildren and had to give 'em attention  ignoring LSU on the huge television screen.

It was Saturday night, LSU football night, and the whole family including kids watched the game at the in-laws. Indeed, a great night spending time with everybody but some were not happy and I am talking about the men in the family. Watching football game with lil kids is definitely not a good idea. The men, who are die-hard LSU fans kept on complaining about the kids interrupting terribly.

Since I am not into football, I helped in watching the kids by taking them away from the living room. I did drag ;-) them to the in-laws bedroom, turned the tv on and put the two of them in the bed. Good thing that the bed is kinda high, scared them to get down.

Come Saturday, we'll be riding again to the inlaws to watch LSU tigers play football. I am crossing my fingers on the toddlers behavior on that day.

 

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