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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Boost Your Blog Traffic by Acobaying

Do you know that there is new social networking site called Acobay? Yup, the Acobay is the different than the social networking you know. For you to believe what I am saying, you need go visit their site and browse their pages. And I am sure once you get there you're hooked. It did happened to me. I am in to gadgets and found some cool stuffs there. This is a sharing site where you can share your stuff as well as shop items from others. Of course, you need to add you need to register and add your blog first. Put your stuff and expect visitors read and see what you have in there. You not only share your stuffs but also boost traffic on your blog as well. Check their site and see if this will stir your interest.

"Stripling Warrior" Gingerbread Boys

One a week my family hold this activity called "Family Home Evening" where we study scriptures, and the application of it in our lives. We start with a song from the church hymnbook or primary song, followed by a prayer. Then, the lessons for the week and then activity related to the lesson. Of course, the snack! For a snack, here is one of them which we do as family for snack.

Ingredients: 3/4 cup molasses,1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, 1/8 cup butter, softened, 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground clover, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together the molasses, brown sugar, water and butter until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, allspice, ginger, cloves and cinnamon, stir them into the wet mixture until all of the dry is absorbed. Cover the dough and chill for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out with a gingerbread boy cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Treat Time : Help children decorate cookies with icing to resemble “Stripling Warriors.”

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I need a nap.... now!

I better take a short nap now before dropping more EC's. I can't take it anymore, been sleepy since I finished my breakfast this morning. So sleepy that I have a headache now. Blogging sure is a heck of a job especially if you have 4 blogs to maintain and updates. And I don't really think that I am addicted to it, it is just the number of blogs I have it feels like I am, but not really! Anyway, just continue my job here later, got to take a nap before my son gets back from school :-)!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Membership Website Software

I must admit that even though I have been using computer for almost ten year now, I am not still what they call “computer techie”. And that is the reason why I can't make customize website for myself. I always ended up asking a help from a friend who is very good in webpage designs. How I wished that someday soon, I would be able to design my own website. Well, my wished is coming sooner than I expected after learning about Wild Apricot's Membership Website Software.With this software, I can create and customize a professional looking website in just few hours! Isn't it amazing or what? I can even replicate the overall feel and look of my website with the help of using the right tools and widgets. This 5 in 1 pieces of software includes: Social Networking Software , WYSIWYG Website, Software - With SEO capabilities Secure access for board, staff, volunteers, donors and supporters, Communication tools like automated emails, calendars, and event registration, Online Payments and Contact Database. What are yoou waiting for? Get yourself one for a low price!

Jessica Alba Fights Back!

Jessica Alba is disappointed in all of us for paying attention to her during what she blogs is "perhaps the most salient time in our country's history." (Don't worry, Jess, we're more disappointed in ourselves than you'll ever know.)

She's speaking, of course about the "a-hole" episode, when Jessica called out Bill O'Reilly and then harassed a reporter who didn't want to answer her questions—taunting him with "Be neutral about it, be Sweden!" This, of course, gave TMZ a chance to call her a ditz for not saying Switzerland.

But Jess isn't going to sit around and let people call her stupid, especially when Wikipedia and MySpace exist to clear her name. This is her defense of giving Sweden the neutral shout-out:

"Last week, Mr. Bill O'Reilly and some really classy sites (i.e.TMZ) insinuated I was dumb by claiming Sweden was a neutral country. I appreciate the fact that he is a news anchor and that gossip sites are inundated with intelligent reporting, but seriously's so sad to me that you think the only neutral country during WWII was Switzerland. Check out: [Wikipedia link] if you want to see what I was referring to. I appreciate the name calling and the accurate reporting. Keep it up!!"

Way to go Jessica! I know you are smart, because if not, you shouldn't be reading wikipedia. If they think they are the only one who know everything, they are wrong and you proved it! You can not really under estimate people by the way they look, dress, job they do and the people they associate with; for you don't anything about them, just like Jessica.

Get Weather Health Alerts!

I have been wondering what triggers my son coughing especially now that it is winter time where it is cold outside home. My mother's joint pain and the pain in her hands on the other hand is not making any sense at all especially that the weather where she live is not the same as the weather here where I live. I didn't realize what triggers arthritis pain till I found the website called I really like the website because it tells me everything about Arthritis and weather. This website is very cool because it tells you how weather and health interact. And most of all, they provide alerts, where you can see for yourself if there is currently an active alert in the area where you live. I will definitely tell it to my parents so they will also sign up and get information about their health as well as get alerts. If you have diabetes like me, or heart related disease asthma and arthritis, you might want to check the website and find out more about how weather affects their health.

Updates on job lay offs...

During our phone conversation this morning, hubby mentioned to me about his two co-worker were sent home this morning. The reason, the department next to where they are working is shutting down and that means lay off from hubby's department as well is slowly taking place. My hubby would probably stop working, too this week or early next week. I feel for those people who lost their jobs and now am scared losing job so soon. Well, we gave to do what we got to do. I am sad, very, very sad. I wished I have a magic so I can stop this recession and give jobs to the people. Well, just dreaming!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Amazing Discounts Offered with the ISIC

Going to school can be very expensive and that is the reason why parents save for their children education while kids are still young. And even with the savings, students life is tough as well all know financially speaking. With all the school expenses such as books, tuition, foods, lodging to name some, they barely survive. Some even get part time job just have extra in case of emergency. The good thing is that there is a help out there though ISIC or International Student Identity Card. This card is the only student ID card accepted globally and the only proof of current student status in existence. The main reason why students need to have this card is to help facilitate student mobility, educational exchange and travel, and for the student to gain knowledge and understanding of other country's culture, traditions, and systems. It also provides services and benefits that they can use while outside their country such as bank and credit card uses and features and so forth. The ISIC can be used while you are abroad as well as at home both online and in- store. It also covers travel insurance while you are away from home.


There are actually three versions of the discount card: ISIC - For currently enrolled students, IYTC - For any youth 26 years old and younger and ITIC - For any current teacher or professor. Whether you are a currently enrolled student, a teacher/professor or 26 year old and younger youth will give you benefits and exclusive discounts from almost everything you need and every place you go. For instance: get a discount when traveling, like a cheap flight at STA travel, transportations like car rentals, Amtrak, Jetblue and Park n; Fly, trip to Museums, Parks, Sports Center, Foods and more. And if you at the Big Apple, get more discount from Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, Skating Rinks, Bike Rentals, Museum of Arts, Medical Service, Botanical Garden and more. The Discounts cover more than 33,000 locations in 103 countries, for you to travel and exploration. Don't forget that discounts also include Virgin Records, Macy's, and student travel. What are you waiting for? Sign up now and become a member so you can avail of these great services and benefits.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Dinner Last Night!

Hubby is trying to lose weight, so the other day he said "do no make dinner, sweety, I'll just have frozen dinner when I get home." So, I didn't make dinner. Last night I decided to make dinner again for him provided he will eat just the right amount and he did a pretty good job actually. So here they are...
The pumpkin pie I bought at the grocery store and the salad as well. I just made mashed sweet potato, steamed the mized veggies and one again pan fried the pork chops and then put apple sauce on top of it! Easy meals, isn't it?

Swimming Pool leaks

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Be Like a Little Child!

Last night while we were watching t.v., I kept telling Jacob to put away his toys. It is blocking our way to the kitchen and bathroom, plus it could hurt him since he was running around like he was in the playground. He kept saying "okay, Mommy"; but never do it. I lashed out of anger and got a plastic trash bag and put every toys I could find. I placed it in the van where he can get them. Both my son and hubby were watching me quietly. After that, I sat next to them almost wanted to scream and cry at the same time; but I didn't, thank goodness. They decided to leave me which was good or I might say something I will regret later. Idid cry while they were upstairs and felt much better after a few minutes. Hubby came back and sat next to me, giving a hug and and comfort. I am glad he did! Then, I called Jacob, gave him a hug and said : am sorry son; he is si forgiving and that is what I like most with him. I am sure most kids his age are the same. That is the reason why God ask us to be even like a little child; submissive, humble and forgiving! I am sure need to work more on my patience.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Transform Your Garage into Another Room

Are you in need of a garage storage? If so, at Car Guy, they have a lot of garage products like cabinets and drawers to name a few. They will also help you make your garage transformed into another room in your house. Doesn’t this sound amazing? If you think so, why not visit their site now and see the products available and services they offer to utilize the spaces in your garage. We have bikes that need a space and I really the one I see in their website.

Dining out once a week...

I must admit, there are times that we get tired of eating home with the same meal we prepare. We feel like for once we need to eat out for different ambiance on top of new meal. So no matter how much we want to save, we can't help but at least dine out once a week; sort of a family date! How about you?

Fried Rice for my son...
Chinese Fried Chicken...our appetizer
Beef Lomein for me.....
and Sweet and Sour Chicken for hubby!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pink Heart Tag

This tag was given to me by Rose of Obstacles and Glories. Thank you so much, Rose for this very sweet and lovely tag :-) and for including me on the lists. Rose is a very nice and sweet person. She has three blogs; and if you haven't visited them yet, you better do it now; they are very informative and well written. I am sure once you visited one of them, you will want to see the other two also.
The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.

Your mind is like a functions only when open..

One thing you can give and still your word.
You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished. One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.

The happiness of your life depen
ds on the quality of your thoughts.

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what you might have been.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.
It's all up to you if you want to copy the pictures or not, I'll leave the choice to you...or you can be creative with your post.

Give this heart tag to everybody you love and like and that have touched your life in a positive way. So I am giving this to Dhemz, Umma, Madz, Iceah, Malou, Juliana, Sweetiepie, Clarissa, Amy, Faye, Cookie, Elizabeth, Clarissa, Maybel, Carlota and Juliet.

Reinventing America

As what President Obama said on his speech given during Inauguration, the country a total change and that means Reinventing America. The change will not happen overtime. It needs time and hard work. Let us all support the growing need for more transparency, from “Radical Transparency” to the Platform for Transparency. A better ethics oneducation and more transparency in Washington politics are the recommended solutions for leading America out of this virtuous quagmire.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Independent Son!

Yesterday after school, my son told me he was hungry. I was busy with my blogs and told him "just a minute baby". Then he couldn't wait and went to the kitchen and found a cereal to eat. Here he is...

I was watching him the whole time and was kind of smiling. He can feed himself if he wants to, I know. He ate a bunch of cereal; and I thought he will not eat dinner. To my surprised, he still managed to eat when we went to our favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The 4th Edition Tag

Glad to have received this tag from Dhemz. Thanks, Dear :-)! I am very excited to post it to my blog because I want everyone to see pictures on places I want to see someday :-) and also the foods I love so much when home or traveling!
Here's what you need to do.
The rules: Answer the following questions through google pictures and you may add some text if needed.
1. 4 favorites things to munch on:
Nuts except peanuts
Beef JerkFresh FruitsRice Crispies

4 Favorite places I would like to go. Why?

Niagara Falls...once again to see God's creations and its wonder.Leaning Tower...because I want to know it's history and see small town where it stands.Grand Canyon...because it is one of the wonders of the world.Eiffel Tower...because it is Europe's best known landmark and Paris's most famous symbol.

4 Favorite Online Stores

4 things that pop up when you google my name:
Too many to put them here :-), I just leave that to you to by looking at the google searcg, sorry!
Now I am tagging: All who wants to grab this tag; grab it guys, it is free :-)!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I Love Lamb Stew !

One of
my favorite meats is lamb. I love it whether it is grilled, curried, stewed of just plain roasted. I don't know but I like the taste of it. That is the reason why I like Mediterranean foods.


Cut lamb into 1" cubes and brown in a saute pan with the oil. Set on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and paprika to taste on the lamb. Saute the onions if desired.

Add lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions, and spices (turmeric, garlic, rosemary, red pepper to taste) to the crock-pot. Pour soup and beer on top. Cook on low several hours. About 20 minutes before serving, stir in the flour a bit at a time to thicken. Serve in a bread bowl, if desired.

Having Fun!

If you noticed, I have been taking opps from PPP with little amount. I was just having fun doing it because they do not require lots of words, plus I am bored doing nothing :-) in front of my laptop. I will just do dropping ec later ;-)! Have a great weekends everyone!

What is fun?

Fun is:
* Relaxation, stress reduction
* Sense of humor, lightness
* A recess from the responsibilities of life
* Leisure time
* Recreational activities
* Hobbies
* Volunteer activities
* Sanity in the midst of severe emotional distress (and vice versa)
* Making time for yourself
* Athletic or physical exercise

What are some barriers to having fun?

* Poor time management
* Overly serious attitude
* A lack of perspective regarding responsibilities
* Never had healthy role models for having fun
* Too busy
* Lack of financial resources
* Irrational belief system
* Lack of permission from self, partner, family or others to take the time to have fun
* Lack of receptivity to fun activity
* Misconceptions about what fun is

Are You Fan of Paintball Game?

I always think that playing paintball is fun. I never tired it yet 'though. I would like to play with my husband and son someday. If you are fond of playing it, you probably need paintball gear. If so, visit their site to find more guns like their best selling Tippmann A-5, Tippmann 98 Custom, Smart Parts Ion, Spyder Pilot. They even offer free shipping and their prices are very reasonable.

Apple Pie Recipes

Hello, guys, here is the recipe I have been using when I make my own apple pie. I got it from All Try using it! I am sure you will love it, too!

6 cups thinly sliced apples
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

1.Prepare your pastry for a two crust pie. Wipe, quarter, core, peel, and slice apples; measure to 6 cups.
2.Combine sugar and cinnamon. The amount of sugar used depends on how tart your apples are.
3.Arrange apples in layers in pastry lined pie plate. Sprinkle each layer with sugar and cinnamon. Dot top layer with small pieces of butter or margarine. Cover with top crust.
4.Place on lowest rack in oven preheated to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes longer. Serve warm or cold.
Note: For more tips in making apple pie, click here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hubby's Apple Pie

Yup, hubby can cook and bake as well :-)! I am so lucky that he can do the cooking when I am lazy or not around.
Matt decided to make apple pie out of the apples who have been sitting in the refrigerator for a week. He thought they are going to get bad and will end up in the trash can.
Here it is; before he baked it and after baking it. It looks yummy to me. Sorry I didn't watch him while he was preparing it, so can't tell you the amount of ingredients he put into it.

The Apple of my Eyes

This has become one of Jake's favorite song. I like it, too :-)! I just think that it is so cute especially the way the little girl sang it!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Live Healthy with Sogo Active!

I really admire those youth who are actively involved in sports activities. My brothers and cousins are very close to each other that they even formed a team in playing basketball. I really enjoyed watching how they worked as a team and won the games. They became even closer. I salutes those parents who encourage, support and help their children make smart choices even decision. I am a mother myself and is planning to get my son involve in sports activities even 'though he is only four year old. He can start by joining little league. He really likes watching live soccer game and I think that is his choice. Sports are good for youth's physical health as well as their mental, emotional well being. Plus it has also a positive effects in their lives.Some youth/teens don't know yet what sports they should be involved with. And that is natural and it's alright. Parents, if that is the case, there is a website that can help your teen kids and that is SOGO Active.

They are dedicated in helping your children become actively involve in sports. They have energetic hosts who are willing to help to help organize group; and they also work with kids, youth and people with disabilities. If you want to learn more about their program, visit their site. You can also read some life-story of the athletes at the Sogo Active. What are you waiting for? Be healthy, be inspired and get involve. Get your kids into sports now!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

December 2008 Top Ec Droppers

I just want to thank all my EC droppers who keep visiting my blog, leaving messages and comments as well as love. From the bottom of my heart "thanks" :-) God Bless you all! myspace graphic comments
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Diet Recipes Blog -------------------10
The Path to the Pegasus Letter -----10
TastyThoughts ---------------------10
Retro Yakking-----------------------10
Search Engine Panel -----------------9
photodito ---------------------------9
Arohan's investing life ---------------9
Experience DeLux -------------------8
Happy Moments.. Happy Thoughts! -8
Spices of Life & Everything Nice -----8

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Foods from Matt's Birthday!

We really enjoyed celebrating Matt's Birthday with these foods I have prepared for him :-)
As I mentioned with my other blog, this is hubby's Birthday cake I bought at the store. I figured out it is cheaper to buy than bake :-)! This is Pumpkin Creme Cake!
These are the foods I made for hubby: steamed broccoli with garlic, salt, pepper and butter; and macaroni salad Italian style with olives, artichoke, red sweet pepper and celery.
Since we can't grill, I just pan fried it with little oil. Not bad for a steak for it is still tender and tasty. It was medium it was still little bit pink inside.
and this is just a tossed salad with craisins, pecan and i added some tomatoes later before we ate it. Oh, the dressing was raspberry vinaigrette. I didn't take photos of drinks and croissants here.

2 in 1 Dish

Finally, got the chance of cooking Sinigang! We have been missing it so quite awhile now. So when I went to Asian tore/market, bought ingredients for this. I made a little bit more, so we now have left over good for one meal :-)Yeheey! By the way, I put pork bones because it doesn't have much fats, plus it is very tasty because of the flavor that comes from the bone itself! We love the broth especially my son.