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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Taking Advantage of Sale

Our daughter's pants are all short now  which I find  amazing because we just bought them this summer.  She is growing tall, that's for sure.  We decided to go to Macy's  the day after the Black Friday to see what sale they have after the  big sale.
We founbd some warm clothes for her that are 50% off sale so we bought her some.
 The pants were also on sale which is great.  I even found me a Levis on the kid's section that was on sale so I got one for myself.
It's great to buy clothing when they are on sale because you get to save a lot of money than paying regular price.  Taking advantage of the sale items is the way to shop smart especially this crunching time.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Google Tablet and a Universal Fit Tablet Case from Solo

Disclosure: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is solely my own and may differ from others. The product/s being described in this review was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes only.

We were so thrilled when our daughter was chosen by Google as the State pf West Virginia's winner  for the Doodle4Google winner this year.  It gave her an opportunity to explore   interesting and cool stuff that  isn't offered here in our State.  Our whole family got to  go to San Francisco for the  awarding ceremony which is really.  It was expensive as we have to pay  for extra two people (two were paid for by Google) but it was worth it.  As a state winner, she had some perks as well such as exploring the  Googleplex in Mountain View California,  meeting  the judges and meeting  all the  state winner and the families from  all the 50 states.  
One of the perks that she received aside from a trip for two in California, is this  Google tablet.  She was  very excited about this one as she has been wanting to have a bigger  gadget  other than her iPod.  
I was very glad that I was given an opportunity to review one of this sleek and stylish Universal Fit Tablet Case from Solo as collaborated with Shoplet. Solo is one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the laptop bag and tablet case market. They sell backpacks to briefcases, tablet cases to totes.  Their  designs are  innovative and stylish   to enhance the personality  of ambitious individuals looking to achieve more with confidence. 
I love how  this tablet case is made of high quality material and really made so well.  You can buy this  via Shoplet (link provided) for $45.92.  Considering the quality, the price is just right.
You can adjust it for multiple viewing angles.
I love that it has a magnetic strap because  it ensures that the booklet  stays closed.
I also love that the tensioned clips are designed to securely holds and protect  virtually all brands of tablets.  I love that it is flexible so putting the corners of your tablet is so easy!
Shoplet have everything that you need for your business and home including office suppliesoffice stationarypromotional products and many others such as medical supplies .   Thank you once again Shoplet and Solo!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gift for Teacher

The teacher  at our children's school doesn't get paid much.  I think their pay depends on the number of the nrolees each year but I am not quite sure how  it really goes.  It is always nice to give the teachers some  token of appreciation of their dedication in honing our children's talent and skills.  I love that they are very personal when it comes to teaching  our kids.  They   treat them like they are their own children which is always great for us parents.
 We bought this set of  nut bowls  for our son's teacher.  He gave it to his teacher for his Christmas present.
I love how unique and festive the  look and design of these bowls are.  I am glad that we chose the blue and not the red because the teacher told me that  her home is  decorated with blue so these bowls just fits right in.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fertility Treatments for Women

I never thought that this little body of mine would bore two precious babies.  This was taken  when hubby and I first got together as a couple.  I think I weighed like 85 pounds (I so miss that weight).  Fast forward 12 years later, I weighed 97 pounds and i would not go down anymore lol.  I am just grateful that I don't have to go through fertility treatment in order to get pregnant.
Oh well, the weight doesn't matter since I have two  beautiful and loving  kids!

When people hear “infertility treatment” it sometimes results to tremendous anxiety in people having trouble getting pregnant. For many women, the adventure to getting pregnant is not an easy one. There are many things that can stand in the way of getting pregnant, and many things that can cause fertility issues. Many people immediately worry that seeing a fertility specialist will automatically mean having to use high-tech assisted reproductive therapies like IVF, and all procedures and treatments that take up so much time, money, and effort. 

 The reality is that most people who seek fertility treatment don’t need to focus on expensive and time consuming treatments just to get pregnant, according to In fact, some underlying factors on why women have difficulty getting pregnant can be detected right before our eyes. The most common reason for female infertility is ovulation disorders. It is very often resolved with the lowest tech treatments available. 

New Shoes for the Kiddos

We bought two pairs of  shoes for our daughter at Payless.  The grey shoes are perfect match for her dress  but the red shoes looks great on it as well.
 We bought both of these because they were on sale.  She love shoes with heels.
 Here's how it looks on here dress.  Which do you think she should wear for her recital?
We also found a  great looking shoes for our little man.  This would be great to wear  for  church  clothes.
I love buying shoes for the kids when they are on sale.  

How To Shop For An Engagement Ring

So many of us have fallen in and out of love over the years. But when it’s ‘the one’ that you are with, you can spend what feels like a lifetime waiting for him to get down on one knee. Perhaps it’s time you gave up on the subtle hints. It’s time you took him shopping!

If you have been having ‘the’ chat with your partner and you feel it is time a formal commitment was made, you may want to browse some jewelry stores together. He may not want to buy a ring then and there, but he needs to get an idea what kind of ring you are looking for. A diamond engagement ring can be many things. There are so many designs and cuts out there. Having a designer ring could mean any number of styles.

If you were looking at Houston jewelers, you could find some of the highest quality diamonds in the world. A good diamond would have a high clarity and minimal imperfections. Perhaps the most important thing to consider is the cut. You may want a round diamond or a princess cut. You may choose a three-stone setting or a full band of diamonds. Some diamond jewelers will offer you a bespoke service, or let you design your ring.

Visiting the stores with your husband-to-be gives you a chance to see the ring on your hand. You can also ask about the diamonds and the build process. Viewing the ring in person could be the best way to find a ring you like, or at least identify the kind of design you are interested in. There are also some very good online stores, allowing you to access the best jewelers all over the globe. You can see great photographs of the diamonds and the designs. Some even allow you to build a ring with a simple online app.

When it comes to your engagement ring, money should be no object, but there may be an upper limit you are restricted to. A very good quality diamond will look amazing and will last a lifetime. Engagement rings often become treasured family heirlooms too, so look out for a design that will stand the test of time. A lot of couples like to have an engagement ring engraved. This is also done for the wedding rings. If you are picking out your wedding rings at the same time, you may want all three rings engraved together by the same artist.

Diamonds come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and clarity. To pick a good one requires a good eye and honest information from your jeweler. When you are browsing lots of stores, be sure to pick one you can have confidence in to provide detailed information about the gemstone. Some stores even provide the opportunity for you to meet the designer so you can better understand the meaning of the artwork. Find a good ring with the right meaning to suit both of you.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stearns & Foster - Hammitt Handbag Giveaway

I seldom enter a giveaway but the Stearns & Foster - Hammitt Handbag Giveaway caught my attention so I entered for a chance to win.  Who knows this will be my lucky month hehehe.
Stearns and Foster offers American made luxury products  wit superior craftsmanship and timeless design.  That's why, although I am not fond of entering giveaways, I tried this one  coz I like how their products looks.

You may enter here,  Below is the details of the giveaway.
  • Two timeless brands, both handmade with the finest materials by master craftsman, are coming together for a unique giveaway opportunity.
  • Consumers can visit the company facebook page to enter for the chance to win a limited edition “Lockland” handbag by Hammitt, courtesy of Stearns & Foster. And one lucky winner will receive their very own hand-stitched Stearns & Foster Lux Estate mattress.
  • Stearns & Foster has 167 years of bedding heritage and innovation. We’ve created the world’s highest quality mattresses that reflect a focus on craftsmanship and deliver a luxurious sleeping experience.

Thrifty Fashion Tips: Dress For Less This Festive Season

When the festive season approaches, the money-savers among us start to panic. Not only do we have to purchase lots of food, presents and decorations we have to spend money on looking fabulous too. For many of us, this means an annual expensive shopping spree for Christmas party outfits that we rarely wear twice. But, it doesn’t have to be like this. It is possible to look fabulous this winter without breaking the bank. Here are our thrifty fashion tips for dressing for less this festive season.

  1. Reuse

If you really want to avoid spending lots of money on new party dresses, you have to get over the shame of wearing your Christmas outfits twice. If you are going to a work party, let’s face it, it’s very unlikely that anyone will remember if you have worn that outfit at a previous festive do. So, have a rake through your wardrobe. You never know there might be a perfect little number hiding at the back of your closet that you had completely forgotten about.

  1. Browse fashion magazines

Look through fashion magazines for inspiration on party outfits. Sometimes we get stuck in a style rut which is very difficult to break free from. Browsing through fashion magazine and blogs could really help you take a fresh perspective on the items that you already have. For example, you may come across a celebrity wearing two items that you would have never thought to put together. Experiment with some different style combinations at home and you may just find the perfect outfit.

  1. Borrow

When you can’t afford to buy a dress for your work Christmas party, ask for help from your friends and family. We are sure your friends and family will be more than willing to help you out, and you never know, they might need to ask the same favour of you. This will give you plenty more options to choose from and it will not cost you a thing.

  1. Focus on accessories, makeup and hair

Instead of spending all your money on an entire new outfit, just buy a small number accessories and makeup additions. A clutch, smokey eyes, perfectly preened hair and some chunky jewelry could really jazz up that simple black dress you have in your wardrobe. Alternatively, buy a decent priced pair of statement shoes to add glamour to your existing items.

  1. Shop at thrift stores

If you do need to buy a few new items for your parties, you will save money if you shop at charity stores. You are far more likely to find unique clothing and vintage pieces by shopping at one of these stores.
Recent find at a thrift store
  1. Shop online

Buying items online is usually cheaper than buying them in-store. You can use any coupons you have or take advantage of any online offers and discounts that may be available. Also, all this information at your fingertips, you can easily find the cheapest price for the item you want.

It is important to remember that you don’t have to wear something new to every event to look fabulous. These thrifty tips have, hopefully, proven to you that it is possible to dress for less this festive season.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tower Fan from Ozeri

Disclosure: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is solely my own and may differ from others. The product/s being described in this review was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

This past week, I was worried about my family back home because of the recent typhoon that hit the Philippines.  My Mom's  house isn't  fully repaired yet from the devastation  of the last typhoon that hit the country and here it is again.  I could only pray that may  God spare our place from being hit hard.  December is such an emotional month for me.  It's a happy time but  it's also a bit sad because I miss my family back home.  

Glad I have blogs where I can express my emotions.  An avenue where I can spend my time being productive.  If it wasn't for my blogs, I would go  bananas sometimes when I am feeling homesick.  Blogging gave me that too voice out my opinion, not only about my family but also in what I think about  certain products that I get to try.  I recently received this Tower Fan from Ozeri  that.  It is 44' tall and it offers a passive noise reduction technology which I really love.  I was a little concerned   when I found it at our front porch because it was raining that day and I wasn't home, the delivery guy put it by the railing where the rain was hitting it.  
We opened it and inspect and thanks goodness, it wasn't wet inside.  Ozeri usually packaged their products very well and secure anyway which is really nice.
The boys put them together to test how it works.  I know that it's Winter and we don't need it yet but it's nice to have.  Time flies and we would be looking forward for another  summertime and this would be a great addition to keep us cool.
I love that aside from the touch sensitive LED control panel, it also comes with an Extended range remote control.  The LED control panel   provide easy access to all features, including a 7.5 hour timer that can be programmed in 30 minute increments.
At the back of the fan, there is a slot that serves as the handle when you lift the fan to  transfer from one place to another and it also serve as the  storage for the remote control when not in use.  

My husband love the upgraded canted fan blades that utilize the physics of blade curvature to generate opposing sound waves which reduces blade noise and isolate the soothing sounds of the airflow itself. This fan features 3 pre-programmed airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort with 90 degree whisper-quiet oscillation for optimal air circulation. You can barely notice that the fan is on because it is not noisy at all. This tower fan is engineered with 3 independently controllable fans and 3 fan speeds, offering up to 9 levels of cooling and customized airflow. This really give you the option of how you want your fan to function.

This is my firs time to have a tall and thin fan. Ozeri defines the latest in style and innovation offering digital decor and other unique features.
The bottom of the stand is the heaviest part of all of these which makes it  really secure when standing.
This tower fan is among the world's thinnest fans at less than 3 inches thick and boasts a visually arresting design with an elegant reinforced glass base stand. You can get this on sale for $98.99 via Amazon with free shipping.
I wish that I could send this to my Mom.  She would definitely love this especially during the summertime.  Thank you very much Ozeri for this awesome fan!

It’s the Little Things That Count

Renovating or remodeling your home is not something that you should put off. Even though many major renovations may cost more money than you can afford to spend right now, there are plenty of smaller home improvements that you can do to significantly increase the value and appeal of your home in a major way.

Develop a plan. Even if you don’t have a great deal of money to contribute to this cause now, make a budget. Since you are renovating and replacing the little things, you can set aside a small amount of money each payday.

Take some time to assess your home and think about the ways that it can be made more efficient. Start off with appliances, your HVAC system, thermostats, light dimmers, walls, and floors. Change up the lighting in your rooms, use energy efficient light bulbs and try out different colors to help improve the mood and view in any room. Upgrade your utensils, dinnerware, faucets, and window treatments. You don’t have to do everything all at once. Simply take your time and start replacing the little things around your home first.

Although you may feel that major improvements are the way to go, they are not always practical for budget savvy homeowners. Remember, it’s the little details that count since they can make or break any home’s aesthetic appeal and function.
home remodeling ideas infographic


Victorious Smile!

She won an international smile contest for the month of October 2009. This contest was sponsored by Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada.

God bless y'all!