Friday, December 17, 2010

Fit and Click

Hmm what's with my title? Well, you probably know that am into a strict diet for the past two months. With that I've lost more than 15lbs already, haha way to go! It isn't easy though, keeping track of what I eat, count calories, and just about self discipline. Speaking of counting calories, it's one of the hardest because I don't know how to do it LOL! So I was happy to found out about this website that helps us keep a record on anything and everything that has to do with being fit. FitClick is the answer. It's like a food journal, calorie counter website where you can tract and construct with nutrient targets and even supplies a database of thousands of foods that helps you stay fit and healthy.

Cool isn't it? We can now tract our weight loss online. Just do some browsing, among the stuff we can have from them are calorie calculator, workout tracker, weight chart, diet source, weight loss tips, recipes, and so much more! Will definitely keep this web page in handy. So helpful for those who want to stay sexy like me, lol! Happy weekend ahead everyone. May we all have some fun time with our loved ones.

Love is in the air, lol!

Someone is in love lately. I'm just so happy for her/him, hihi! I hope and pray that things will work our for the two of them, and this time it's for real. Hmmm, anyway since am feeling romantic today, gotta be sharing a lovely poem inspired by the beautiful story of Beauty & the Beast. One of my favorite couples of all time. Alright, read on below.. winks!
By the way, there's a music video of this in YT too, it's so nice, you gotta watch it. :D

'Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
by E. E. Cummings

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyondany experience,your eyes have their silence:in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,or which i cannot touch because they are too nearyour slightest look easily will unclose methough i have closed myself as fingers,you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first roseor if your wish be to close me, i andmy life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,as when the heart of this flower imaginesthe snow carefully everywhere descending;nothing which we are to perceive in this world equalsthe power of your intense fragility:whose texturecompels me with the color of its countries,rendering death and forever with each breathing(i do not know what it is about you that closesand opens;only something in me understandsthe voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Cravings

It was snowing the other day, although freezing cold. The kids enjoyed playing outside with their cousins. I was also busy taking pictures here and there. The pretty whitey snow is one of the few things I like about winter. The houses and the roads being covered with snow are so beautiful to look at isn't it? But still it's so cold my goodness, lol! This is the time of the year when I appreciate coffee all the more, it helps me keep my sanity..haha! So I made sure to stock many in our pantry, so I won't run out of it. Anyway speaking of, I know a place where you can search and buy your favorite coffee. has it all. Whether it's Timothy's, Gloria, Jeans, Emerils, etc. They also have this cool offers right now like K-Cups, Coffee Pods, Gift baskets and more!

I think the guys in the office loves it too, they also have this office coffee, which I think everyone will like. Hmmm.. now I need to brew some hot coffee here, I can already smell it! Perfect for the french fries I have, dunno but am so craving for it right now. What about you my friends? What are your winter cravings?

The Little Things

by: Katherine Nelson Davis

It is the little things that count
And give a mother pleasure -
The things her children bring to her
Which they so richly treasure...
The picture that is smudged a bit
With tiny fingerprints,
The colored rock, the lightning bugs,
The sticky peppermints;
The ragged, bright bouquet of flowers
A child brings, roots and all -
These things delight a mother's heart
Although they seem quite small.
A mother can see beauty
In the very smallest thing
For there's a little bit of heaven
In a small child's offering.

Wonderfully spoken! Have a cold and chilly morning!

Monday, December 13, 2010

This is so cool!

Just hopping through multiple sites, good thing for me because I happened to come across a very cool website am so excited to share with you. It's especially interesting for mommies or anyone out there who loves to shop, save and get more. Alright, am talking about Loyalese Inc. It's an online community of loyal customers of big companies like Walmart, Macy's, Target, Sears, and more. We do shop in these stores and for that they're thankful. So they want to reward and connect with us, their customers! How they do so? Through Loyalese! It's so easy, just register and soon enough companies will give members cash back for shopping, referring friends, and recommending products.

So cool isn't it? Also, do visit their facebook page and be updated with their latest offers and surprises. This is such a fun way to shop. I mean, when you become a member, and then shop at any of their 1000 online malls, you can expect some cash back! Much more if you refer your friends,it will double. Am so excited, will really give it a try. Go ahead and try it too, let's enjoy shopping even more knowing we'll have some rewards. Winks!

More germs needed?

So cool to know that the more young ones are exposed to germs in their younger years, the better. But of course it doesn't mean we take hygiene less serious, just that not so major2.. LOL! Why I said so? I'll let the below article explain to you.. wink!

"Our researchers suggest that the ultra-clean, ultra hygienic environments early in life may contribute to higher levels of inflammation as an adult, which in turn increases risks for a wide range of diseases," says a professor from Illinois. In a study that compared Filipino children with their American counterparts, it was found that, overall, the Filipinos suffered many more infectious diseases as youngsters. Yet contrary to expectations, young Filipino adults had much lower blood levels of C-reactive protein, the concentration of which rises in response to inflammation. The conclusion? Greater childhood exposure to common bacteria may actually protect adults from deadly illness.

Something nice!

The year is about to end, funny how 2010 went by so fast. We're so blessed this year, I started my online store, still maintained my blogs, our family vacation in the Philippines, am just so thankful for everything. When it comes to my job, I mean looking back I never really thought it'll do good. Good thing my clients love my products, lol! Anyway, am also thankful to my favorite suppliers for constantly coming up with new products, making business more fun and exciting for me. Right now am so into boys clothing. And the TeaCollection website is one good place to find everything and anything for the little citizens of the world!

They have a year end treat right now, with more styles on sale up to 30% discount. The little men in our lives will surely look gorgeous and cute. I really like vest in particular, so manly and handsome. And those hoodie shirts too, just right for winter. Mommies, if you're thinking of shopping for your little ones, just checked out the place alright?

Have a blessed cold weekdays ahead!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

So Sleep!

I have this article from awake magazine that I like to share. We all know that sleep is important but really, how important is it? Just read on..

'Current studies show that the average North American now gets between seven and seven and a half hours of sleep a night. How important is sleep? While asleep, you go through phases of sleep called REM every 60 to 90 minutes throughout the night. During these phases, the brain is most active, and researchers believe that it is performing some kind of self-repair. Some experts says that when the sleep cycle is interrupted and sleep is lost, it has cumulative effect on the body. Brain function is affected, which results in inefficiency and a host of other physical ailments.
Substances such as caffeine can for the short term block the chemical compound that signals the need for sleep. Yet, our brain has a mechanism to cause sleep to occur when our body has not had enough. According to a magazine, 'no matter what you happen to be doing, your sleep-deprived brain will periodically go into the first stage of sleep for anywhere between 10 seconds and just over a minute at a time.' Imagine driving a car at 30miles an hour and experience a 10 second microsleep. During that time, you would have traveled more than the length of a football field. Additionally, sacrificing needed sleep can weaken your immune system, for it is during sleep that the body produces T cells that fight against pathogens. During sleep our body also produces hormone leptin, which helps to regulate appetite. Indeed, the body needs sleep as much as it needs proper exercise and nutrition.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


We gonna have 100% chances of snow tomorrow till Monday...yay! It will start midnight tonight so probably by tomorrow morning we wake up everything are blanketed of snow it said we might get 4-5 inches thick which is unusual here in our state. Ohh am so looking forward to it we are over due of not having a good snow. Husband said the last bad winter they've experience was 93 and that was so long. Hope we will get some b'coz i really love to go outside to play with the snow. LOL! Well, tommorrow our planned is going to sissy's house to see her and her girls they've miss my kiddos so much and so as we!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

eyeglasses, i guess i need!

Being in front of the computer screen puts pressure to my eyes and I bet on yours too. I mean, hours and hours facing the monitor with fonts so small, radiation and stuff like that, sure can cause eye problems sooner or later. One of these days, I might use eyeglasses already. Of course I need to have an eye doctor check on it. Anyway, there are cheap eyeglasses available now, fashionable and practical too. But to be honest I really don't wanna wear glasses yet, maybe contact lenses would be better, what to you think?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Being Thankful, Giving Back

Guest post written by Jim Hawthorne

My wife and I felt really blessed by the abundance of food we got to share with our family in our love home this past Thanksgiving. We remember laughing, enjoying our meal, and spending some quality time with our family in front of the big screen tv. We remember feeling that we really lacked for nothing. When you take a day to be thankful, you really appreciate what you have. On the other hand, it makes you think of all the people who donÕt have half of what you have and probably didnÕt get to enjoy the holiday like we did.

This feeling prompted Julia and I take action. After going downtown on Black Friday to purchase a new MiracleEar hearing aid, we decided we wanted to make a sizable donation to the local food kitchen. We also put together a handful of care packages for the homeless in our community. We only had a few, but we thought they could really impact a few people, if not for a few days. This thanksgiving reminded us that we needed to give someone else something to be thankful for.


I can't think of anything in particular right now so am just typing random stuff in my mind, lol! My tooth is aching, and the weather is so getting cold. How is that? Yea, not funny! So I end up being lazy and tired but still need to work out my butt. Like my online job, here I am searching for the best weight loss supplement again, haha! I used to think that such products are too good to be true, that nothing can really prove true to their promises. Until I found the one that gave me real results. Am so glad I gave it a try and not be so skeptical. Anyway, got to go, see you in a bit. Need to finish something. Winks!


Now that winter is here and the snow is saying hello, it's time to wear one of my fave thingy in the whole wide world- BOOTS! I mean I really don''t like this kind of weather but when I think of the get-ups and attires I could wear, I'd feel better, lol! The fury jacket, colorful mittens and fabulous boots. Speaking of, I just want to share some of the boots and booties am drooling to have. Pictures below. The red one is my favorite, am so going gaga over it lol! They're just a few clicks away actually and yea, am selling them too, just so you know..haha!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Caramel Eggnog Finally Back

Guest written by our friend Katie Callahan

Browsing the store the other day and looking at the shelves I grew happier than ever. I finally seen the caramel eggnog that I had seen advertised on the satellite TV I got after looking at this Direct TV vs cable site. Now I knew that this treat was not going to be around for long so I decided to nab it. I was just thankful that the commercial that I seen on television reminded me of how much I loved this treat.

Then I remembered that if it was not for the wonderful television showing the nice cool cup of Eggnog sitting on the table with the warm glowing fire in the background that I would have forgotten all about this treat. Well, not so much forgotten about the creamy, thick taste of the eggnog, but more of the fact that it was not available at the store. Then when I noticed that they had the caramel flavor available I knew that I had finally found a drink that I could drink plenty of during the entire Christmas season and hopefully for most of the winter.

Camera-Critters #139

Camera Critters

Took these at Nashville Zoo a year ago. We missed to go this year but sure we would go next summer. It's been busy year for us because we took a family vacation to Philippines so the other get away has to be set aside in the meantime. Anyway happy Sunday everyone hope you enjoyed your cold weekend. Wink!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Not curious anymore

Most of you already know that am into a diet program right now and in just 2 months I can say that am happy with the results. But before I met this product am currently using, I used to be so curious with anything about such products, even diet pill weight loss crossed my mind. There were times when I just wanna click the add to cart button and buy those pills, haha! But then again am scared and skeptical. Well right now that am taking something so effective, am not curious anymore. I won't be needing those monthly alerts anymore, about the many diet products that floods my inbox.

'America's Next Top Model Winner

Ann Ward was the winner of cycle 15 of ANTM, I like her a lot of all the contestants and all the cycles of the show because she is so humble and down to earth girl and as well she said she's the underdog but look at her now the underdog is now on top and very well acknowledge! She also made headlines during the time on audition earlier this year when a judge J.Alexander showed he could fit both his hands around her tiny waist. That's kinda creepy and impressive how she got that waistline you know, lol.

Anyway, she told after the show that "When I saw that I was the winner, I really choked up," the 6'2" Dallas native, 19. "It was really emotional for me because I've been through a lot. I wasn't expecting to win. It totally caught me off guard." "I'm going to invest in my career," she told. "Like, going to New York or wherever they want to take me. I don't want to blow it. I might splurge on video games because I'm a nerd like that."

And according to her she feel way more confident than before, but she know that she have more work to do, that's what she told to the interview after her big win! And happy for her after that show she has plenty of recognition specially on facebook plenty of add request.

She really deserve the title she got the beauty, body and personality! She's got the package to be a model! Congratulation!!

Helping my Mom out for Thanksgiving

The Author of this post is Morgan Mcleod

For years, my grandmother used to make a herb roasted turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Now that she has gone on to a better place, I decided to uphold the tradition and use my grandmother's recipe last year.

The turkey is supposed to be roasted using a mixture of herbs and olive oil splattered both under and over the skin. My grandmother used both fresh and dried herbs in order to produce more flavor. Her recipe called for herbs such as fresh dill, rosemary, chives, dried leaf marjoram and thyme. There is also a standard cornbread dressing using fresh cornbread crumbs that my mother helped me make last Thanksgiving.

Usually, my mother handles most of the other dishes as well. She spends the whole day making a standard cranberry salad, garlic and parsley infused mashed potatoes, a sweet potato casserole topped with pecans, a green bean casserole and some of the most delicious angel biscuits I have ever had. I've been working on my cooking skills because I want to try to help her out more this year. Maybe that way she'll be able to spend more time with the rest of the family this Thanksgiving instead of being in the kitchen all day. Either way it'll be a long day. I'm definitely looking forward to when dinner is finished and being able to kick up my legs and watch some Direct TV with the rest of the family.


I have no choice but to accept days from now I'll be 30 years old, lol! Funny but true that am old...ugh! Time flew by so fast before you knew it your already there huh! Anyway, at-least am healthy and feeling younger inside and out! I remember when i was in my teenage years i sometimes wish that am old so i can do whatever i want in life but that's not anymore right now it's another way around..haha! Well, i guess it's natural for us during in childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups, and in old age, we yearn to be kids just like am feeling right now it really hit me the fact that am really in 30's, and will just add with the years goes by, yikes! But anyway like i said as long you are healthy and happy your age won't tell you.. am I right?? And we know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birth-date is not to be reminded of it. LOL!