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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Danish Butter Cookies

 I am not  really into  cookies but I  love this Danish Butter Cookies.   We buy this once in a while.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Guam

My husband got this wall clock from Guam. He was stationed there for years. He was still on active duty when I met him and Guam was his current post.
Guam was also my port of entry in coming here in the States.  My husband waited for me  there and then we flew  together  in coming here.  Below are some of the Asian ladies I've met in Guam.  I was 7 months pregnant then, look how plump I was lol.

Here is some facts about Guam from Wikipedia.

"Guam (i/ˈɡwɑːm/; Chamorro: Guåhån) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government.[2][3] Guam is listed as one of sixteen Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations.[4] The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly Agaña). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands.

The Chamorros, Guam's indigenous people, first populated the island approximately 4,000 years ago.[5] The island has a long history of European colonialism. Discovered by Ferdinand Magellan during a Spanish expedition on March 6, 1521, the first colony was established in 1668 by Spain with the arrival of settlers including Padre San Vitores, a Catholic missionary. For more than two centuries Guam was an important stopover for the Spanish Manila Galleons that crossed the Pacific annually. The island was controlled by Spain until 1898, when it was surrendered to the United States during the Spanish-American War and later formally ceded as part of the Treaty of Paris.


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shopping for Clothes

We went to Steuben Mall Fort for our second shopping trip for clothes. We bought some jeans and polo shirts for my husband and some additional clothes for Mr. Burrito.
We also got these colorful jeans for Ms. Burrito  as all of her Jeans doesn't fit her no more.  Wow, my little lady is sure growing up fast~!
I am so glad that hubby got a job already.  He will be on probationary basis for six months  so he has still  has to prove to the company if he is worth keeping for.  I hope the company will like his performance.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Puppy Chow

Purina Puppy Chow is the dog food that we buy all the time.  Now that we have three, we buy the big bag instead of the small one.  It's a complete and balanced food for growing puppies.  The 17.6 lb  cost $12.44 at Walmart.
How about you, what kind of dog food do you buy for your fur babies?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

How Healthy is Noise Pollution

Pollution affects us daily in how we feel, age and function. It enters our system in the foods we eat and drink, things we touch and the air we breathe but there is a very real pollution that’s not strictly managed by the government and can be equally alarming. This is noise pollution. The word noise actually originated from the Latin word nauseas, which is defined as discomfort or disgust.

Not all “noise” is “noise” to everyone

Noise pollution is considered to be any sound or sounds that are unpleasant to our hearing. One man’s noise may be another’s music, however, such as rap music. So the definition of noise is open to debate. Some younger people, for example, may claim they thrive on rap music while it may have grandma pulling out her hair and swallowing aspirin by the bucket full.  It may have a young mother who’s just put her youngster down for a much needed nap wanting to call 911 too. This little break may have been mom’s only chance of catching a little rest herself, but with a woken baby, this is virtually impossible. She has to function on yet another day on little or no rest. This is when sound becomes noise or nuisance. If sound is loud and disruptive, it may be considered noise.

Property values decrease in noisy areas

Homes located near airports may have a very good reason for having lower property values, as do properties located directly under the el train in NYC. Imagine having to constantly carry on conversations with your family shouting over the train or plane. Have you ever noticed that talking loudly for long periods of time causes tempers to flare? Constant environmental noises also contribute to significant hearing loss.

Let’s take a look at some of the other ways noise can affect our well-being

·         A rise in cardiovascular disease
·         Increased high blood pressure
·         *Sleep disturbances, which unleash a host of problems on their own
·         Tinnitus
·         Stress
·         Damage to our emotional health.
·         Relationship problems
·         Detrimental to plant and wildlife
·         Inability to concentrate
·         Increased violence
·         Mental instability
·         Increased irritability

*Constant noise which disrupts sleep can cause serious consequences.

Something as innocent as a loved one who snores, can be an ongoing source of sleep deprivation and may cause physical harm to those who’re constantly being kept awake. A sleepy person is at risk of falling asleep while driving, or having an accident while operating machinery. Their health and lives are at risk as a result of constant sleep deprivation. According to the statistics of 100,000 police-reported crashes 71,000 are injured and 1,550 are killed annually due to drowsy driving in the U.S. This highlights the fact that sleep deprivation is a serious issue.


Even if we ignore noise our bodies may be reacting


So while we are busy trying to pretend that Johnny’s piano practice is not bothering us nightly, after all it will get better, (won’t it?) it may be taking a toll on us so we need to learn ways to offset the noise pollution. Some ways may be to wear a head set with our own relaxing melody playing, take a quiet time out, use ear plugs, draw boundaries of when and where we allow noise and getting some rest when possible.

This post comes to you with the compliments of speedyloan.com

Thanks to this informative article written by Ms. Judy  SheldonWalker

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wrappers

I got this big box full of Christmas wrappers for $3 only at a yard sale.  I was so happy when I ask the guy how much he wants for it and he asked me the same question.  So I  gladly said $3 lol.  If he  said  that it's $10, I would still pay for it because the container alone  costs like  more than  ten bucks so it  was a great bargain.
It's nice to find good bargains doesn't it?  It makes me wanna dance like these moves, lol!
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Back to School Shopping

We added some new uniforms for Ms. Burrito and did some clothes shopping for Mr. Burrito as he won't be wearing uniform yet. School supplies and uniforms are expensive. Not to mention that the tuition fee this year hiked up as well. Last year, two students at St. Joe's only cost $2,700, and that is  if you are a member of church.  This year, it went up to $3,460.
Kids grow up fast so  you constantly  have to buy them clothes and shoes every year.  Expenses... expenses,... expenses.  It's a never ending expenditures for parents to bear lol.
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Autumn Savings For You

The kids are going (or have already gone) back to school now and the bank account is empty. New uniforms, shoes, school bags etc, don’t come cheaply. And if you have more than one child the cost mounts up higher and higher. Autumn is the time to claw back some of the money we’ve spent and really concentrate on saving. After all, soon it’ll be Christmas and the crazy spending will start all over again.

Here are some simple ways to save money over the Autumn, in preparation for another big spending season.  

Autumn is a time for tidying up the garden and planting for the next growing year. Instead of buying new plants for your garden, set up a ‘plant-share’ group and share cuttings and baby plants with your group of friends. You needn’t buy new plants ever again.

If you need to purchase big, expensive items like tools, cookers, TVs, cars, etc, don’t do so in the autumn. If at all possible wait until March when large companies are at the end of their tax year. If you approach the issue of buying large items at the right time, the chance of getting fantastic deals are much higher. Companies will make deals for a quick sale, especially with end-of-line products.

If at all possible this autumn travel by coach instead of trains or driving. It doesn’t take significantly longer. An extra hour or so for half the cost is more than worth it.  In addition to saving money, you get to enjoy the scenic sites and spend quality time with your family instead of driving.

This autumn, ban expensive floor cleaners, bath cleaners, shower cleaners etc. Add soda crystals and some washing powder to warm water and clean your sinks, bathrooms, floors etc. You’ll be surprised to see how well this combination cleans, not to mention the fresh smell they leave around the house.

On your way to the supermarket, go to your local discount shops for things like paper towels, shampoo, toothpaste etc. You may find that they stock end-of-line products, and sell them for a fraction of the cost you usually buy them for.

During late summer and early autumn when we still have relatively warm weather, stop using your dryer. Wherever possible, put up a row of lines in your bathroom, your shed, your garage or in your utility/laundry room. If you share a laundry room, you can use fold-up dryers, or those that fit on the wall.  Even a medium spin action on your washing machine will dry your clothes to the point at which they won’t drip when hung out. It may take a day to dry them in your garage on a line, but you’ll save a lot of money for not using your dryer for 3 months a year.

What other ways do you save in the aftermath of the new term and the run-up to Christmas? Please share them with us.

This post comes to you with the compliments of www.opendoorloan.co.uk

Anne Lyken-Garner, the author of this post is a freelance writer, a published author and established blogger. She’s written the money saving book, ‘How To Spend Less’.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flip Flops

I saw these flip flops on sale at Joann's Fabric and Craft for 97 cents each.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Camping Tent

We paid $79.99 for this 4-person Coleman Tent.  A week after we bought it, we saw it  goes on sale  for $64.99, sigh.. 
Have a great weekend everyone!

Missing Being a Sailor

When hubby was still in the service, he couldn't wait to retire, but now that he is retired, he wishes that he is still in the Navy (lol).  The job that he misses the most is  working on a ship or submarine.  He said that it was a very challenging but rewarding job that he had in the Navy.  He said that  working on a periscope in the ship has been his favorite  job till this day.   He also  misses the island in Guam and  other countries that he used to get assigned to.  He  really misses being a sailor.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Furry and Fussy

As I have mentioned in my other blog, we went to a craft store in Steubenvile Ohio to buy Ms. Burrito some loops for her pt holder projects. This big clock was outside the building.
Me and Ms. Burrito love this furry and fussy display.
Which color would you pick if you were to buy one?


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Yard Sale Deals

We paid $10 for 100 pieces of kitchen wares.  One of the neighbors  are moving so they are getting rid of all their stuff.  
I like these soup bowls, I got 6 of them.  Below are candle bowls that you can use for special occasions.
Stainless creamer container and  saucers.
Bowls and plates.  I like these dishes, they are thick (a little on the heavier side) but it would serve many dinners for a long time.
I got all these for $10 only.  Granted they are used but  they are still in great condition so every penny I spent is worth it.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Picnic Bag

 My sister-in-law, Jill, gave this picnic bag to Ms. Burrito.  She said that she paid $2 for it as a part of the promotion of the store she  shopped into. This is perfect for us as my kids love   picnic time!
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Glam Gloves

I don 't used gloves when washing dishes but I do use 'em when I am cleaning the bathroom. This unique dish washing gloves sure  takes care of your hands especially when using  cleaning products.   This Glam gloves has extra long latex  with vinyl cuff.  It cost $4.97 for a pair.

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Blowfish Vanamo

Buy Orange Yellow Navy Blowfish Natassa shoesHey there ladies, would you like to see some trendy and high end  ladies' shoes?   I like their selection of  blowfish shoes, my top three picks are below.  The prices are very affordable and I like the simplicity of the design.  If you love the really colorful ones, they have it in their selection too.

Buy Tan Black Blowfish Noella shoes I admit, I don't usually buy stuff on a whim but the Blowfish Vanamo, which is the open toe pump shoe  is  exactly  the same as the  pair of shoes that we just bought my daughter.  I thought it would be awesome to  have a pair just like hers.  I just got the confirmation from my purchase, yay.  


Buy Grey Ice Blowfish Vanamo shoes
I  took advantage of their free shipping offer that's why I bough the shoes.  I will be  posting it here once I receive it already.  So ladies, if you are a shoe-paholic, check out their selection.  Most of their selection are on reduced price so enjoy the savings while you can.  

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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.

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