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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fave Blogs Award

I would like to thank, Shy of Simple Happy Life and David Funk of Basicblogonomics for this award. I sure appreciate the thoughts :-)! Thanks a lot, my dear friends for always including me on the lists of the recipients :-)! Lisa of Lisgold Memoirs and Sweetipie of My Simple World, Grace of Learn, Love and Laugh thru Blogging; thanks, guys for this one!


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This is the easiest and the fastest way to:
- Make your Authority Technorati explode.
- Increase your Google Page Rank.
- Get more traffic to your blog.
- Makes more new friends.

The rules is very simple as follows :
- Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
- Put your own blog name and link.
- Tag your friends as much as you can.

http://lilyarbee.blogspot.com/
http://www.basicbloganomics.com
http://shydub-simplehappylife.blogspot.com
http://www.mylittleone-jacob.com

I would like to pass this award to the following friends/blogger:
Meryl, Beth, Beng, Lulu, Maria, Angelmist, Liza, Juliana, Juliet, Sweetiepie, Hazel, TeVhing, Niko, Umma, Amy, Cacai, Redge, Race, and all bloggers on my blogslist. Grab it guys and enjoy!

Note: I only tagged those who haven't been tagged yet to avoid post duplication.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

High Quality and Affordable Custom Made Window Treatments

For me, my house is not completely dress without curtains or draperies, that is why, I will make sure that as soon as we get into our new place, I will go and shop for new window treatment. I know already where to get high quality and affordable window treatments and that is at Priority Windows. Here you can customize your window treatment the way you want it without getting broke. They have huge selection of fabrics you could imagine possible. I really like draperies and that is what I will get. How about you? Why not visit their site to see where you will find fabrics as well as semi-custom made window treatments they offer.

This is so True!

You Are the Kitchen

You are creative and inspired. You have a lot of projects going on.

You are also a homebody who enjoys a cozy night with a nice home cooked meal.

You are generous and giving. You enjoy taking care of people.

You have a knack for knowing what each person needs most.

Affordable Carpert Cleaner in Austin

When it comes to flooring particularly carpet, my husband is very particular about it. He makes sure that it is very clean if not newly installed or he will not approve it. One example of that was when we move here in Virginia a year ago. When he found out that the carpet in the apartment we moved in with wasn't new and looked like dirty, he went and ask for one with new carpet; and got what he wanted. I tell you, it was a big mess! We ended changing our new address for the second time. Anyway, if you are like my husband, and wanted a professional to do the job cleaning for you, you better contact Austin Carpet Cleaning for they are the best carpet cleaners in greater Austin area. Their price is not only affordable, but they are also dependable when it comes to the quality of their job. They also offer the best services aside from carpet cleaning such as window cleaning, fire and water emergency restoration, commercial and event cleaning, strip and wax commercial floors, tile and marble cleaning and sealant, hardwood floor cleaning, and concrete sealer and cleaning. They take pride of serving their customer with 100% satisfaction guarantee. So, for your carpet and other floor cleaning need, Austin Carpet Cleaning is your best bet!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Ranches and Farmlands for Sale

When we talk about investment, we talk about future. Something that will give great effect in the future of us and our family. My husband and I both wanted to live a happy peaceful life in a country someday. We both wanted to retire here; that is why we still think of buying maybe a piece of land somewhere where we could do the stuffs we love to do like doing outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, gardening and etc...Aside from investment here, I also want to invest in the Philippines where I grew up. We want to buy a piece of land there, too and build a vacation house where we could stay every time we go visit my parents and siblings. Anyway, every once in a while, I search on the internet and finally found this website that offer pieces of Land for sale, ranches for sale and even Fishing properties for sale. I like the idea of having property where you can fish since my husband likes to fish and I like seafoods and fish. If you are like us, who want to live in country and live a distinct country lifestyle, you might want to check this website. Who knows, the dream ranch, fishing property or just a land might be listed on this website.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stress Institute

Economic crisis put a lot of people into stress. Job lost, bankruptcy, debts are very stressful to deal with. Moving can be very stressful, too! My husband got his job back in Texas, and we only have less than a month to move ourselves there. With all these things going on, stress is driving me crazy. I tried to relax and not think to much, to isn't working. Our recent vacation has helped a lot! But as soon as got home, stress is also back. Then, while surfing the net, I came across this website called Stress Institute which founded by Dr. Kathleen Hall. An award winning author and one of the world's renowned experts in when it comes to stress and work-life balance. This company provides solutions and practices to stress management, work life balance and more. They also conduct a stress management training for people who suffer from stress. At Stress Institute, they have the best and most experienced physicians and professionals who are going to conduct seminars divided into different lessons. The stress management education can help patient manage their stress. This is what we need right now. To get rid of stress and give our life balance back to normal. If you are interested, why not visit their website to learn more about stress and how you can manage it sucessfully.

Designer Fragrances from Perfume Mart

I feel like am not completely dress without wearing perfume when I go outside. Perfume is one thing I can never live without; I just feel fresh and clean with even a little spray on my wrists. Anyway, we all know, perfume can be very expensive, but hey, I have good news for those who loves perfume; there is an online store that sells discount perfume and that is the Perfume Mart. They provide huge selection of brand name such as Fendi, Escada, versace, Boss, D&G to name a few. You need to visit their website to browse them. Imagine a bottle of perfume with the price of only $ 19.99! Right now, you can save 5% if you order 3 bottles of perfume; so you better hurry to avail of these clearance sale.

The Biker and the Bridge

This was forwarded to us by a friend from Texas, Tracy and Chuck, thanks, guys :-)!

A man was riding his Harley along a
California beach when suddenly the sky
clouded above his head...In a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you
have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."

The biker pulled over and said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride
over anytime I want."

The Lord said, "Your request is materialistic. Think of the enormous
challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required to reach to
bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! It will
nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me
to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time, and
think of something that could possibly help mankind."

The biker thought about it for
a long time.

Finally, he said, "Lord, I wish that I, and all men, could understand our
wives; I want to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she
gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says
nothing's wrong, and how I can make my woman truly HAPPY."
And the Lord replied......

"You want two lanes or four on that bridge?"

Acne And Anti-Aging Skin Care

Whether we like it or not, all of us will get wrinkles as we get older. It is a reality each of us should have to face. We cannot go old and still look and feel young especially when it comes to our physical appearance particularly our skin. Young adults or teenagers mostly suffer from acne or skin blemish. Luckily, I was one of those lucky teenagers who didn't get problems with skin during my teen years. I am now married with kids and is not getting any younger; I don't have signs of wrinkles, but surely later, they will start to be visible. It would be nice to still have nice and healthy, younger looking skin. And as I mentioned earlier, we cannot avoid wrinkles, but we can slow the effect of aging through the skin care products from DrSkinSpa.com. These skin care products can help us with all our skin problems, from acne/blemish, wrinkles and aging effect. They offer credible and safe alternatives to invasive and sometimes harmful cosmetic procedures. Anti-wrinkles cream, cleanser, lip treatment, exfoliant, Mineral Makeup, serum and more are made based on product effectiveness. Dr Skin Spa not only offers huge selections of brand name skin care products, but also free shipping on all orders from $55 up. These skin care products are not only effective and safe, but also sold at an affordable prices. These skin care products can be purchased online and at is delivered at spas. For more information regarding these products, visit their website now!

Custom Soccer Uniforms for Teams and Clubs

Whether you are a soccer player, member of soccer team, or a soccer club, you need a uniform. And if you are looking for a great place to buy soccer uniform, Totally Soccer.com is the place to go. They sell soccer uniforms for youth and adults alike. The great thing about it is, you can customize your or your team uniforms free. With Totally Soccer, buying soccer gear is never been easier, cheaper and faster! Choose from 26 soccer jerseys for youth and adults in all sizes, colors and styles. What I really like about it is that, they do rush delivery. Also they not only offer soccer uniforms, they also have soccer equipment. So, for all your soccer uniforms need, look no further for Totally Soccer is just a click away!

Child's Headstart to Music

Music is one way we learn to express our feelings and emotions; it is also in music where our children learn about everything around them. Through singing, dancing and pretend playing, they learn to develop fine motor and skills. I love music and singing, in fact I was once a choir member at church where I belong. And so when I get pregnant, I started singing to my son and I think he liked it because sings and dance a lot now. Anyway, if you want your child life transforms with the gifts of music, and learn everything from fine motor skills to pre-reading skills why not enroll her or him to child music education. Your child will be taught in the comfort of your own home by you; you will be trained online and get help and support of an experienced music mentor. Doing this thing is a big help as you help and prepare your child for preschool; not only that, you are helping her or him cultivate her/his lifelong of music. Here they will learn music from baby music classes to child music class. I really like these classes for each child age groups like the Village for newborn to 18 months, Sing and Sing for 6 months to 3 years, Our Time 18 months to 3 years, Imagine That for 3-5 year old, Young Child 5-7 year old, Adventures Camps newborn to 7 years and the ABC class for 2-6 years old. Since it is almost summertime, why not have them spend time attending these classes. By doing so, they will reap the benfits of music such as music and literacy, and music and math. So, what are you waiting for? Visit the link provided here for more information.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Dark Eye Circles Story

About a month ago, I went to Philippines to attend my grandmother's funeral for two weeks. While there, during her wake, I committed myself to stay up at night, then sleep in the morning for at least 6 hours. And that is what I did for ten days. The results, I didn't really get the desire sleep I expected. I suffer from having bad dark circles or puffy bags under my eyes. It didn't look well at all. The only solution I thought of was to wear sunglass to hide it. Having puffy bags under eyes is really a big deal for women. And wearing sunglass is not really a solution. We need something that will eventually remove dark circles around our eyes. So, I decided to go online and search for eye crèam that will help me with this problem. I know it is there somewhere I just need to find it. Good thing I was patient enough to search for it or else I wouldn't be able to find www.eyecreamreview.net, a website that is really helpful in finding the best eye cream for dark circles and bags, wrinkles or just improve the look of our eye area. This eye cream reviews website does a lot of reviewing with different kinds of products available to treat eye wrinkles, dark circles, and puffy bags. Below are the lists of the eye creams they have already reviewed: Dermajuv Eye Revolution Gel, Murad Lighten and Brighten, Dernamuv Complete System, Neova Eye Therapy, Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair, Relastin Eye Silk, and more. But the best and #1 is the Dermajuv Eye Revolution gel which is in superior quality. It is much lighter and more accurate when applied in the fine areas of the eyes. It also has more key ingredients and the price is very affordable. If you want to learn more about this incredible product visit their website now!

Famous Pork Chops


My husband likes pork chop a lot and because of that, I ran out of recipes to use; I need to find new recipe so he won't get bored with it. I look at All Recipes for easiest, yet yummy way to cook pork chop. And here is what I got; you might want to try this recipe, who knows your kids might love it, too! I will try this as soon as we get settled in our new place. I can't wait!!!

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup crushed butter crackers

  • garlic salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 4 pork chops

  • 1/2 cup butter

Procedures:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. In a shallow bowl combine crushed crackers, garlic salt and pepper; mix well. In a separate bowl beat eggs.

  3. Dip your pork chops in the egg batter and then in the cracker mixture. Place the pork chops in a casserole dish. Place chunks of the butter around the pork chops. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mega-Catch is a Must!

The warm weather is here already and that means it is summertime. I like this season because I came from a country where the weather is warm, and I don't mind the heat when I work in the garden or just play with my family with water under the sun. It would be nice to play outside and have the fun without worrying about mosquitoes biting us. They are just there waiting for us. They will feast with our blood and nobody like that. That is always the case wherever we go.
Mozzies
Good thing that there is a Mega-Catch, a mosquito trap that is safe and environmentally friendly, not to mention that it is cost effective than profane-based mosquito traps. I like it because it is also easy to use, and how mosquito can be attracted even at a distance of 150 feet. The Mega-Catch ULTRA Mosquito Trap has three models such as the ALPHA, PREMIER, and ULTRA. I think this thing should be a must in every home to protect us from viruses or even parasites which both are dangerous to our health. If only my cousin has mega-Catch in their home, their daughter should have never died from dengue. I am still saddened for my niece's sudden death three days ago. Having Mega-Catch in our home doesn't mean we can stop using insect repellent, or taking care of our lawn. We still need to continue doing that. Anyway, if you want to learn more on How Mega-Catch traps work, visit them at Mega Catch.com.
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This is So True!



You Are Scrabble



You are incredibly clever and witty. You can talk your way out of (and into) situations easily.

You are an excellent decision maker. You are good at weighing the options in front of you.

You're the type of person who can make something out of nothing. You are very resourceful.

You know a lot of things. Most importantly, you know when people are wrong - even when they won't admit it.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mother Could Win $1,000!

When I was pregnant, I started looking for ways to prepare myself on how can I be a good mother to my future kids. I was so concerned that I even bought books to get advices and tips on pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, raising a happy kids, and more. Now, you can also find these information online by going to ParentsConnect.com. You can also join the community, get great deal, find recipes and games for your kids. The great thing about this site is that right now, they have very interesting and exciting contest called Widget Contest, where parents can discover fun events and activities in their area.

The rule of this contest is that , if you get the most widget impressions by November 2009, you can win $1,000. So, in order to win the contest, bloggers must of course join the contest by clicking the widget and providing their zip code. Anybody who has account website or blog is eligible to participate. Easy way to earn money, isn't it? Want to be a beta advertiser, also? You could apply, too! Anyway, we sure can use some cash to help for our moving expenses. And a thousand bucks would be very great! How about you? Would you like to have extra money when you need it? Why not spread this buzz at google, facebook, and myspace by signing up at Yovia.com. Hurry, install the widget now and get yourself the chance of winning $1,000 cash!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Mommy Moments - Grandparents Bonding

This week's theme, Grandparents Bonding; thanks for looking. Enjoy! Join us by clicking the logo!

mommy moments

Taken in front of our house in Texas when Jacob was a little over a month. Holding him was his grandparents before we go for Jake's first long trip to lake.
Jake's second trip to one of state parks in Texas on winter; it was December and he was five months old that time.
His first Christmas with Grandma, Audrey...
Here was with grandma again....Jake second Christmas with grandparents...
and of course, with his Lola holding him and great grandma, Anastacia during our trip to Philippines two years ago

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spectacular Summer Vacation in Branson!

After our spring family vacation at the beach, it would be nice to have our summer vacation at the place like Branson, Missouri. I never been to this place but have heard a lot of nice things to do and see from friends who actually live there, not to mention those I have read while searching the net. Going there would be a perfect vacation for us. The whole place itself is great adventure to enjoy and have the fun as a family. I would really love to go see the Silver Dollar City where they will hold the National Kite's Festival this summer; I am pretty sure that my son would get a kick on that. My husband and I will really enjoy the 10th Annual Clown jam. What better place to stay than Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel after a long day at theme parks. I would really love to seat and relax while enjoying the coziness of the hotel room. Both of these hotels by the way, are located at the busy entertainment capital of the Midwest in Branson, Missouri that offer guests access to shops, boutiques, restaurants, a river walk and other attractions. They are also close to golf courses, lakes, museums, theme parks and 49 live entertainment theaters. Right now, Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel offer great packages such as Hilton's Bed & Breakfast Package, Great Rates on Memorial Day Getaways , Package Hotel + Air + Car and Save, and more. Visit their website now and avail yourself with these special packages when you book your room at these famous hotel.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jake's Answers to 8 ThingsTag

Pretty and adorable Yena, Niko's daughter, tagged my son, Jacob with this one. In behalf of him here are our answers. Jake is the one telling me what to write here... :-)!

8 things I'm looking forward to:
- seeing my Mom and Dad after school
- going on a camping with Grandma and Grandpa
- visiting my cousin at NC
- reading book with Mom or Dad
- playing with Daddy
- dinnertime with Mom's home cook foods
- cuddling with Mommy at bedtime
- meeting my friend, Alex at church every Sunday
8 things I did yesterday:
- went to school
- play with my friends
- play with Daddy in my bedroom upstairs
- took a nice nap with Daddy
- played with Mommy after dinner
- ate dinner at KFC
- prayed with Mom and Dad
- put away my toys
8 things I wish I could do:
- ride my bike without training wheels
- play with Mom's laptop
- play with my cousin anytime I want to
- watch T.V. as much as I want to
- eat only what I want to eat...that is no veggies and fruits
- drive our cars
- go to the mall every Saturday to play at the playplace
- run around at the grocery store without Mommy and Daddy saying "don't"
8 shows I watch:
- Super why
- Diego
- The Wiggles
- Handy Manny
- Spongebob
- Clifford
- Mickey mouse
- Curious George
8 people i tag:
- Akesha
- Freddy
- Jake
- Barnett Kids Wrozlie
- Haruka
- Rylie
- Chloe
- Solaris

Monday, May 18, 2009

Win 10 Grand with Charter On Demand!

How would you like to win 10 Grand? I bet nobody would turn this great amount of money down! If I have this kind of money, I would put some on savings and some for our moving expenses and maybe a SLR camera for me. If you like to win 10 thousand dollar, all you have to do is go over to Charter's Win 10 Grand Contest Page and answer questions about Charter on Demand. There you could be a lucky winner of the grand prize if you answer all questions within 4 weeks of this month (May). You need to hurry, because the final day to enter is on the 31st of May. Why do you think Charter is doing this? It is because they want to reward their loyal costumers by giving this great contest! And that is not all; do you know that you also have a chance of winning one of the four 52” Sony Bravia HDTV’s, and that means multiple chances of winning the contest!

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You probably thinking that I am kidding! I am not because I myself have entered the contest and answered and submitted those questions hoping to win even just the 10 Grand. Isn't it exciting or what? If you remember, just last month, they gave away HDTV's and a grad prize of home theater system and one year of free Charter Digital Cable® service with HD programming. Not to mention those laptops and Xbox 360 game systems, and a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid last year! So are you persuaded now? Okay, in order to keep up with Charter contests, follow them on Charter’s Twitter Feed. What are you waiting for? Enter the sweepstakes now by visiting their website. Good luck!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The 2 for 1 Meme

This was last week's Sunday Stealing, just did it today.


1. What is on the walls of your room? Aside from boring white paint, Pictures of my son,Us, me and Jesus
2. What type of music do you listen to? Country, Church Hymns, and Children Songs
3. What do you want more than anything right now? Be with my parents.
4. Do you get scared in the dark? Sometimes when I am alone.
5. What's you worst fear? A member of family dying.
6. If you could anything right now, what would it be? Sleep?! It is 6:28 am and I am still awake.
7. What’s the meaningful gift that you’ve received? My son, my husband, my new kidneys
8. Do you have a crush? None.
9. Who is your favorite celebrity? Natalie Portman
10. Could you fall in love with someone that you know must leave? I think so...it is hard to choose whom we fall in love with isn't it?
11. Share a favorite quote of yours. I never said it would be easy; I only said it would be worth it.
12. What’s your weakness? Eating, eating and eating!
13. Do you believe that we all have a soul mate? Yes! I've found mine...my husband, son and parents.
14. What were you doing before Sunday Stealing? Updating my blogs.
15. What do you get complicated about the most? I don't know. What ? Me, complicated? No way!
16. What turns you off the most from a potential partner? Bad attitudes, dirty, long nails, bad breath.
17. What is you worst habit? Staying up late at night.
18. When was the last time that you were jealous? I can't remember.
19. Have you ever had a “friend with benefits”? No!
20. Do you use sarcasm? Yes, sometimes.
21. At the moment, what’s you favorite song? Love is All Around
22. What is you favorite day of the year? Sunday.
23. Describe your love life. Happy and contented.
24. When was your last one night stand? Never had and never will!
25. How many past lovers are too many? I don't know...maybe four!?
Thanks for reading...Join us here at Sunday Stealing!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Scrubs, Nurse's Guide to Good Living

Have you heard about a magazine called Scrubs? If not, you are not alone. I haven't either till today. Anyway, while surfing the internet, I came across Scrubs Mag.com, a very interesting site for nurses, nursing students and health workers. And this site is best ever! A great resource for sharing tips, stories, guides, news, and reviews that are related to healthy living. A must to read website for nurses, nursing students, new nurses as well as health worker/professional because it talks about a lot of things related to their work and life. My dream is to become a nurse someday just like my Aunt,cousins, and nieces; I like to read articles and stuffs related to medicines and topics about nursing. I will definitely share this to my relatives who are in the field of medical health particularly nurses and nursing students alike. I love the way they discuss topics on good living which is in a fun, warm and direct and timely manner. The fun thing about this website is that you get the chance to participate by nominating someone you know you think deserves to received the award called The Scrubbies .Of course, you need to explain why she/he deserves the award' then submit it afterwards. You can also check the Nursing Poll and vote for your favorite fictional portrayal nurse. Sounds fun, isn't it? So wait no more, visit their website now and have fun, while learning a lot of stuffs about nurses and health worker.

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My Own Recipe of Chicken Gizzard

I have posted a picture this before food before, and some of you, guys probably remember it. Anyway, just posting it again, but this time with the recipe requested by Hazel of My Comfort Zone. Here it is, Dear :-)!

First of all, I don't do measurements with my ingredients' I just "eyeball" as what Rachael Ray said.

Ingredients: Chicken Gizzards, garlic powder, butter, a little bit of oyster sauce, and Barbeque sauce.

Procedures: Boil gizzard till it is tender. Drain when it is already cooked or tender. Put the gizzard back on the same pot or pan. Put the pot with gizzard on the stove top, then put a little bit of butter, sprinkle with garlic powder and stir. Put sauces on top of it and mix till the gizzard is all coated. That's it! Enjoy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

How Good Are You With Money?



You Are Great With Money



You know the value of a dollar - and you save and spend wisely.

By living below your means, you've set yourself up for a rich future.

And while it may hurt to sacrifice now, you'll probably have plenty of money later on.

You're on your way to riches - just keep it up.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Perfect Gifts for Men in My Life

After celebrating Mother's Day few days ago, next month will be Father's Day celebration. I don't know what gifts should I give my husband, and father on this very important occasion in their lives. My husband likes sweet, so chocolates would be a treat for him; but since he is a diabetic, chocolates and candies wouldn't be a good idea.Then I remembered my father's dream to own an automatic watch. My husband wishes he could have one also. Good thing, I I've found websites that sell seiko watches, and one of them is Blue Dial.com that offers watch for very affordable price! I cannot believe it! Anyway, I really like the design and style I chose for my father which is Seiko SNK032K Men's Gold Tone Seiko 5 Automatic Black Dial; seiko watches are durable, trustworthy, simple and clean. I am sure they will like it. Shipping and sizing are free. So, if you are looking for a great gift this father's day, go to bluedial.com and find the gift everyone cannot resists.

6 Junk Foods Go Good

Do you love buffalo wings, cupcakes, french fries, potato chips and brownies? If so, here is a good news for you dieters! Not all the calories and fats come with these foods. Why? Hungry Girl 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories has answers for you in these book. Here are a few junk-food-inspired favorites from the book, plus some fantastic guilt-free food finds.
Wings
Hot Boneless Buffalo Wings
Click for Recipe here.
Potato Chips
Guilt-Free Junk Food Find: Popchips!

Never baked, never fried, these chips are POPPED, baby! They taste delicious, come in lots of fun flavors, and are low in calories and fat. AND there are single-serving bags available. It's our go-to snack when we want something crunchy and delicious without all the grease and fat that typically goes along with it.

Brownies

"Swirls Gone Wild" Cheesecake Brownies

Click for Recipe here

FRENCH FRIES

Life-Changing French Fry Swap!


Fat-free, high-fiber, low-calorie French fries? Wow! Just grab a butternut squash, peel it, remove the seeds, and cut it into French fry shapes. Pat dry and sprinkle with kosher salt. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray, and then bake at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy. TADA! Guilt-free fries with WAY fewer calories than regular ones. Yes!

CUPCAKES

Chocolate Marshmallow Madness Cupcakes

Click for Recipe here.

DONUTS
Guilt-Free Junk Food Find: Low-Fat Donuts!

If you love donuts (who doesn't?!), you'll FLIP for Holey Donuts! -- fat-slashed donuts in all sorts of insanely delicious flavors and varieties. Many of them have just 3g fat and under 150 calories! And here's a great tip... Order a bunch, wrap 'em individually in foil, and pop 'em in the freezer. They'll last for months and they thaw in seconds. For more, check out these Diet-Friendly Energy Boosters.

Cat5 USB Extender

My brother has an internet cafe business. He has a least ten computers, a couple of printers, a scanner not to mention USB camera, and a fax machine. The shop is not that big and sometimes gets crowded with all the customers using the computers. He mention with me one time that it would be nice if I can buy him an extender, particularly, USB extender, that way, no need for him to run long bulky coax cable. I told him I will try to find one as soon as I get back home. And that is what I did, luckily I have found a website called SmartVM.com, here they carry different kind of extenders such as Cat5 USB extender, which by the way allows you to extend from 1 to 4 USB peripheral devices up to 150 feet via Cat5 / Cat5e / Cat6 UTP cable. The USB over Cat5 kit consists of a local transmitter and remote receiver unit that are connected using Cat5 UTP cable. There are no device drivers required to run the USB Extender and the set up is simple plug and play.; Rackmount LCD monitors, Rackmount LCD drawer, video splitter, video converters, and Rackmount monitoring systems. So if you are looking with or more products menyioned above, visit their website now!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dinner at Greek Restaurant

We love Greek foods because they are not only healthy, but also very yummy! Here we have ordered a combo which Matt and I shared, and Jake has Spaghetti with Marinara sauce. The Greek salad is one of my fave. I wished I remember what's on the combo so I can look them up on the internet, and maybe I can try making them myself. Oh, by the way, the price is not bad at all.

Since, Baklava is a very sweet dessert, we decided to have ice cream cone at Dairy Queen; Matt and I shared a cone while Jake ate one just by himself.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

No Chinese Food for Me!

I don't know why but lately, I have been trying telling my husband that I don't like Chinese foods. Weird, huh! Yup, just the thought of it makes me sick! I used to like it a lot, but now I feel like I cannot stand it anymore. I would rather go eat at Asian Restaurants like Vietnamese, Thai, Malay and Indian. I also love Greek and Mediterranean foods. I so love sea foods and steaks. Anyway, I wonder if this happened to you, too! I don't know...maybe I will like it again, who knows?

Hindu God Ganesh Statue

Do you want to sense the power of Hinduism through Hindu Ganesh? If so, Ganesh is available for you now at the Ganesh Mall, a place where you will meet Ganesh through Traditional Arts, where in the the spirit of Hinduism is being portrayed purely. Now, they offer products that pictured Ganesh for an affordable price. Their products includes: wall arts, home decors, fashions, jewelries, books, DVD's and CD's , stationaries, and Ganesh Statue. And if you don't know what to get someone a gifts, their staffs can even help you choose from different products they have. At Ganesh Mall, they also have beautifully made Ganesh brass statues, or metal Ganesh, it can be made from poly resin, wood, terra-cotta, stone or ceramic. They also come in different sizes. Do you know that Ganesh symbolizes wisdom, good luck charm, and remover of obstacles inspired by Hindu God Ganesha or Ganesh that is known to bring these positive effects. The Brass Ganesh Statue is one of their best selling products which is worth $ 75. Inexpensive, indeed! One of the services they offere is gift giving service or should I say gift wrap service. This service will help you select Ganesh products perfect gift for your family and friends.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Know Yourself First...! Zumrad Murian

Zumrad Murian, whoever you are please show your link in here when you leave a comment on my post: "Six unimportant things". Be brave and uncover yourself. With all the comments you left here, am sorry but I have to erase them. And please, do not criticize me with what my family and I do because you don't know us at all! Just like you, we also go to church and have weaknesses (which everyone do), don't you? If you think you don't, then, good for you! Yes, we know our church obligations and make sure that we fulfill them including missionary funds; is that what you want to know? I really do not want to write this here, but you provoked me. And before you say something, you need to look at yourself first before criticizing other. "The more you know yourself, the less you criticize other." You keep that in your mind, too! Besides, there are lots of better things to do besides criticizing and wasting your time worrying about me and my post. May God enlightens your mind.


Fish Stew Soup

When we ate at a sea food restaurant in Outer banks, NC, Jacob loves the fish stew I ordered for him; and so I decided to look for a recipe so I can make it for him next time. So here it is...you guys can copy the recipe if you want.

Plus, this is a very healthy food for your kids who love soup and fish.
Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh chopped tomato (about 1 medium sized tomato)
  • 2 tsp of tomato paste.
  • 8 oz of clam juice (or shellfish stock)
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 lb fish fillets (use halibut, cod, sole, red snapper, sea bass), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Touch of dry oregano, Tabasco, thyme, pepper
  • Salt
Method:

1 Heat olive oil in heavy large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and garlic and sauté 4 minutes. Add parsley and stir 2 minutes. Add tomato, tomato paste and cook 2 minutes longer.

2 Add clam juice, dry white wine, and fish and simmer until fish is cooked through, less than 10 minutes. Add seasoning. Salt to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve.Serves 4.

Grilled Bluefish

Bluefish is an overlooked and under appreciated fish. Its dark brown flesh does not look appetizing while raw. But when grilled, this fatty fish turns into a culinary wonder. Its flesh is succulent and juicy and grilling gives it a slightly smoky flavor.


Ingredients:
Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lemon
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp chopped dill
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro (or parsley)
2 Lb bluefish fillet

Method:
*Mix all the ingredients on the left except for fish in a glass or plastic container that can hold the fish in one layer. *Cut the fish into 4 serving pieces and add them to marinade skin side up.
*Let stand at room temperature 10-20 minutes.
*Preheat the grill to high.
*Right before putting the fish on the grill brush grill with oil.
*Grill bluefish on the flesh side for 4 minutes.
*Turn the fish onto its skin, baste with marinade and grill for another 4 minutes for 1" thick fillets. (The cooking time will vary based on the thickness and width of the fish pieces.)
*Top each piece with a teaspoon of garlic herb butter and serve.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Time to Upgrade Auto AC, Now!

Summer is just around the corner and that means, hot weather! If you own a Honda vehicle and have a problem with the the ac compressor, now it's the time to have it fixed or you will suffer from heat few weeks from now. If you are a handy man, I say, great. You can have your car a/c compressor yourself. All you have to do is visit the discountacparts.com for they have huge selections of Honda ac compressor in the market today. They sell high quality parts will full warranty in every parts they sell; and if you order of $50 or more, you shipping will be free. Aside from air conditioning compressors, they also sell air conditioning condenser, and air conditioning evaporator. They even have BMW or Mercedes AC compressor!For all your Honda or any auto ac parts need, visit their website. Anyway, Almost five days ago my husband got mad at my four year old son for playing with the gas tank cover on our Honda Element car. We didn't have any idea how he broke it, but he did. My husband wanted to buy a new one, but we were set to leave that time for our Spring family vacation at the beach. Anyway, I told him to not worry about it. We will just deal with it when we get back from our trip. I am sure they sell a gas tank cover in there, too!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Loves Camping and RV?

My in-laws love outdoors and camping. And that is why they owe a Recreational Vehicle (RV). My husband told me all the fun memories he and his siblings have when they were little riding their old RV going on vacations and campings My in-laws have replaced their RV for four times now. Anyway, during one of our family reunion, we ran out of place to stay, so they decided to put us into their motorhome which we really enjoyed. And we have saved the money intended to pay for the hotel. Having a motorhome, camper, and trailer is very convenient because it can accommodate more than two people or a family, should I say. The very first time I laid my eyes on my in-laws RV, I was amazed with all the features it has. RV Motorhomes have kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, dining room, small appliances and even washer and dryer and even dishwasher! Unbelievable! Anyway, every time they go see us, they always look for an RV accessories and parts. Good thing my husband found Camping World.com. Now my in-laws can order items they need online without living home. Camping World also carry products for hunting, camping and all outdoor activities accessories like outdoor grills, chairs and tables, RV screen and shades and many more. Visit their website now for all your camping needs. And since my family loves outdoors, owning one someday would be great!

Will Be Catching Up Soon....

Hello friends, just want to apologize for not being able to visit your respective blogs lately. I have been tied up with some commitments at home and family before we left for our vacation in the South of Virginia. I will try to visit all your blogs as soon as I get back home. Take care and have a wonderful Friday and weekends :-)! Adnavce Happy Mother's Day to All my ladies friend out there.

Perfect Diaper for Babies

Who wouldn't want a cloth diaper? I would! Why? It is because it is soft and absorbed and is not harsh on baby's skin. I also want a fitted one that is perfect for my baby. So when I got pregnant for the second time, I decided to use the name brand diaper, which was great for my son's need. Anyway, to all Moms out there, there is a website that sells a new kind of diaper called Cloth Couture Diapers. This special and unique diaper is what you and your baby's need because it is absorbent, trim and very affordable. And cute, too! What makes it unique is that Cloth Couture Diapers is handmade. It is also made with special care with longevity in mind. So what are you waiting for? Visit clothcouturediapers.com to see more of the products they have for your baby. Oh by the way, CC LLC frequently gives their loyal customers away discount codes.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I Want ... Wednesday Meme

I found this interesting Meme over one of the bloggers at Sunday Stealing. can't remember her name. I love answering meme, so I snagged it :-)!

Everyone wants something. Whether you want a certain book, some time to yourself, or world peace, share what you want with "I Want...." Wednesdays.




1. I want to learn to swim...
2. I want to learn to play piano...
3. I want to finish packing up our stuffs...
4. I want to go back to Texas...
5. I want to eat at Filipino Restaurant for lunch today...
6. I want to blog a little bit more before going back to the beach...

Want to share what you want today? Join us by clicking the logo above. Thanks for reading. Hope you have fun!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May is National Stroke Awareness Month…

There are many illnesses that cannot be cured by just medicines alone. Modern technology and invention can. Yes, and let me tell you why I said so. I wonder if you ever heard about women's menstrual blood stem cell can be of great help to life threatening diseases in later years of our life? Those illnesses includes: heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease through isolation and preservation of C’elle. This is an amazing discovery! By collecting women's menstrual stem cell with the help of C'elle kit that includes a menstrual cup and collection tubes, and an easy to follow instructions, stem cells from menstrual blood may potentially be used in the future to treat many of life-threatening diseases. Life is very unpredictable and we do not have any idea when and what kind of illnesses would affect us and our loved ones. We should always be prepared and that we can do by saving our menstrual blood stem cell. If you want to learn more about this non-controversial stem cell research and preservation, visit celle.com and click the About Page. Where they offer lots of information, and how it will be beneficial to everyone in the future. When you are ready take this important decision of your life, subscription can be made by clicking the Order Now Page. Hurry, go to their website now and avail yourself of this great offer.

Finally...we are here!

Yehey! Finally, we are here in Virginia Beach. We got here around 3:30pm, all excited and ready to swim! Matt and Jacob went playing on the sand while I stayed in our hotel room resting while making opps :-)! Yups, here I am bogging again...will enjoy the beach tomorrow since it is still cold outside. I hope the weather will change tomorrow or elese I'll be stuck here blogging, which I don' really mind; I can still swin in the inside pool anyway. We areplanning to stay here till Saturday. Will take pictures of course...and do some window shopping. We might go drive at Chesapeake Bay, which is a 30 minutes drive on the bridge...unbelievable! I want to really experience it!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Scrubbies for Nurses and Health Workers

My dream is to become a nurse someday; maybe after our responsibilities with our son are done, my husband and I will pursue this profession. Anyway, I have found a website called Scrubs that is designed to support nurses as well as health workers. While reading through it, found it very interesting and educational to the nurses. I will definitely tell this website to my Aunt and cousins who are nurses here and overseas. I am sure they will benefit from this site. And if you are one, then you better check this out. Oh, by the way, this is for nursing students, too!

I like the section Srubbies ” , an awards-for-nurses where you can input and then print your name and the nurse you nominate with... and so I nominate my sister in-law, Kristin Kenyon who is working with the sick veterans in one of the hospital in Las Vegas. She is very diligent with her job dealing with mostly old people. She really takes care of her patients with love and care...she loves them as her own parents. And she is patient, too!

I tell you, I have had so much fun reading every articles written on the website. I couldn't help myself but vote for Margaret Houlihan at their what-your-favorite-fictional-portrayal-nurse section. I really like her character at the “M-A-S-H” TV show aside from being a very funny head nurse, very attractive blonde, of the same disposition

Tip of the Jar is a little bit tricky because they have these sticky questions to answer after reading the post. This post is about how to deal with the boss who is not very good on doing her/his hob. I feel like I need to have my say on this one. If I were to deal with my boss's ineffectiveness in her job, I will not take this personally. Your boss must be aware of her weakness or incompetence and is working her/his way in to improve her performance. And please do not join others who are gossiping about your boss. Try putting your feet in your boss's shoe and you will realized it wouldn't be good to bad mouth someone and it hurts.

If you or someone you know is a nurse, encourage her/him to visit the site for they will be benefited from it.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Six Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy

This tag is all about those things that are not really important yet for some reasons, they bring happiness into our everyday lives that spending money every once in awhile is not a waste, but also make us happy (fleeting happiness that is). So here are my list of 6 unimportant things:

I used to be fond of Jewelry, but not anymore. My husband bought most of my jewelries, but I never wear them except the ones I bought when I was single still.

Perfume is the second things that made me happy; my husband bought me three of them on separate occasions. I love the smell of David Off, Eternity, Celine Dion, Versace ( gift from my Aunt) and the Philippines made, Bench. Thanks, Honey!


My Laptop is the one thing I can't live and leave without. Why, because aside from I gain friends through it, I also learn from friends life's experiences...not to mention that this helps me earn money by blogging...making reviews and opinions on products and services.

I only have two sneaker, and this one is my favorite. I even brought it with me in P.I., but never used it!

I like buying clothes to wear to church, home and anywhere I go. I especially like those casual and modest ones.

I love wearing sandals, flip flops and crocs especially on summer time. They keep my feet cool.

I would like to thanks, Dhemz of My Life's Perception and Inspiration for including me with the lists of the recipient :-)! You are so sweet, dear! Niko of Niko's Blog also gave me this one; thanks Nik's :-)!
 


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