Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween at the Apple Festival

Posted by Gaylord Campbell

This Halloween I will be taking the children to the Apple Festival so that they can trick-or-treat. Year after year we have made the Apple Festival a family tradition and every Halloween when we get home we watch one of our favorite Halloween movies on satellite TV from Since my kids are home schooled we usually wake up on Halloween morning and begin with a Halloween candy hunt around the house. Just like easter eggs, I hide candy around the house and outside in the yard and the kids have a great time hunting for the hidden candy. This is the one and only time during the year that I allow them to eat candy for breakfast. After a candy breakfast we will hang out and decorate pumpkins and add any final touches to the kids costumes if needed. After lunch the kids will change into their costumes and we will leave and start going to families houses before we hit up the Apple Festival. This year my daughter is dressing up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and my son is going to be a Vampire. I always enter them into the best halloween costume contest at the Apple Festival and the kids love it because no matter if they win or not they always get some sort of prize. After the Apple Festival is over we come home, the kids change out of their costumes into their pajamas and we begin watching a Halloween movie. Needless to say we all love Halloween.

Not going...

I guess we're not going to a baby shower today by Filipino friends. Husband has an emergency job today we supposed to go somewhere and later this afternoon will be heading to the said party. But yesterday he confirmed that he need to help my in-laws to finish the re roofing of their office they had it because of the heavy wind last Monday and Tuesday some of the roofing was gone damaged, whew! Anyway, i can't do nothing about this if husband can't go i rather not going also so I'll be stuck in the house today might as well do my tasks here and there huh! Am sorry for my friend of us not going to her baby shower, though I still have the gifts will just send it to her then sometime this week! Wink!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Diet that works

I am talking about the diet pills that has positive reviews and has good results to the consumers to try. Not long ago i bump to the link that has all the lists of diet pills the experts recommend, they said forget the fears and achieve your goal on losing weight by positive thinking. And one of the highly recommended is Lipofuze, accordingly it combines the power of 6 patented and 4 clinically proven fat burning ingredients into one powerful formula that claim to lose as much as 10 pounds in a matter of 7days! How good is that huh? That's what am wanting right now as frustrated i am to loss! But as of now am patiently doing it on natural way by the help of my determination i know i can do it, lol! Checking out for self is one way to know it! Wink.

Mommy Moments- Before and After

mommy moments

My big silly boy was 3mo old on the left photo while he is 3.5 years old now and much sillier than ever, haha!

My lil sassy girl was 4mo old on the left photo meanwhile she is 19mo old on the right photo with a character! lol.

Thanks mommy moments for this wonderful theme for the week. Sure our little ones growing like a weed! Before we knew it they are big already!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A new way to promote my business

It's been almost 6 months since I started my online business which leads me to having my own website as well. Looking back I started from scratch. I didn't know if it will hit my goal, reaching customers as many as many as I can. I must say that things worked out well. Though I also know that in terms of online business am still an amateur. There are things yet to be learned, hard but not impossible. Recently, I came across a new word, retargeting. Retargeting advertising to be exact. How does it worked? Well it is defined by one primary behavior- the person receiving your retargeting advertising has already visited your site! An audience interested in your product and services and keeps on revisiting your website. It's like a cycle. Your website- web surfer visits other popular websites- web surfer sees your add- web surfer clicks your add and returns to your website again.

Sounds interesting isn't it? If you like to know more, just visit Recrue Media, one of the trusted retargeting companies. You can also check them out on facebook, which am so planning to do. winks!

I'm craving, I wanna eat this...!

Adobong Pusit (squid stewed in its own ink)

6 pcs squid, medium-size, cleaned, removed inkbag and dilute in:
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp coconut nectar vinegar
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp garlic, crushed
1 tsp ginger, chopped
1 pc onion, coarsely chopped
3 pcs tomatoes
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
dash of ground black pepper

-In a small saucepan, combine the squid, coconut vinegar, and water. Bring to boil and simmer until tender.
-Saute ginger, garlic, onion, and tomatoes in cooking oil. As the tomatoes start to wilt, add the squid mixture and stir fry.
-Pour in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
-Serve hot with rice.

Now am starving... sigh.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sub Night Once Again

Guest post written by Bart Beland

Sub night at my house is always a popular one. Ever since the kids were little we had this tradition of about once a month going to the grocery store and nearly buying them out of sandwich supplies. We use the serving bar in my kitchen to set up a kind of buffet line and we all make our own sandwiches on the most delicious baguettes my wife makes from scratch.

It’s really perfect because since everyone has different tastes, each person can make their sandwich just exactly how they like it. We’ve also found that sub nights have been a great way to get everyone in one room at once, since no one ever wanted to miss it. That’s why we’ve started incorporating them back into our lives—even though the kids are married and even have little ones of their own. In fact, they’re all coming over tomorrow for the inaugural sub night—the first in years!

I’m excited show off my new hearing aids from I’m sure they’ll be thrilled for me—I got such a nice set. My best advice on maxing out quality time with the family? Find something everyone loves—food—and a round table to enjoy it together.

Camera-Critters #133

Camera Critters

We had a tour to butterfly garden and milkfish farm and then it caught my attention to this worm or larva before its big transformation of beautiful butterfly.

Here's another one

Yes, another fat burners product am facing right now. When it comes to this topic, I kinda have mix emotions lol! I want to lose weight big time, been trying hard but I'm pretty much sure too that I won't take any diet supplement or whatsoever especially pills. Then again and again I get to read reviews on products that caters to my need. Now tell me, who wouldn't be confused? Might as well do facebook..haha! In fairness sake, haven't check my social networks lately, been outdated and I think it's time to say hello again to my online friends. LOL!


Have you already heard of this weight lose product? Am just reading this lipofuze reviews right now and accordingly, it has 6 patented and 4 clinically proven fat burning ingredients. Promises to give you results as early as 7 days and even greater results if you continue to use it. In one of my magazine subscriptions, I remember this product was featured too as a top ranked diet pill. Sounds interesting but as for me, I'd better stick to natural ways in losing weight. What about you guys?

PhotoHunt 236: Orange

Happy weekend everyone! It's Saturday again and time for PhotoHunt. This week's theme is ORANGE and i am browsing my pictures timely i found this though of using as entry for PH meme! Wink!

The box

Is taking so long to arrive, dang! I mentioned in my previous entry about the stuff I sent back home and up until now still there's no box. My sister in particular is getting stress, lol! Afraid of her chocolates to melt and other goodies too. Oh, c'mon where's the box? I just hope the wrinkle creams for my aunties are still as good as it should be. They really asked some of it because back home, such creams are too expensive you know. Now am getting stress too. Tsk!

Life extraordinaire

While cleaning the dusty closest I found this nice note, a passage from an old calendar book.

Ideas on how to make everyday life more joyous and extraordinary...

Take time to smell the roses.
Take a nap on Sunday afternoon.
Thrust in God but lock your car.
Never deprive anyone of hope,
it may be all they have.
Eat inspiring food.
Be thankful for every meal.
Wear outrageous underwear
under the most formal business attire.
Enjoy your job,
and you'll never work another day in your life.
Make it a habit to do nice things
for people who will never find out.
be generous, be honest, be romantic.
Never interrupt when someone is complimenting you.
Just take a deep breath and say "Thanks-please tell me more."
Remember no one can make you feel bad,
without your permission.
Attitudes are contagious
is yours worth caathing?
Remember to remeber.
Notice and adjust.
Enjoy the journey.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Maritime lawyers

Are you seaman, a harbor worker, longshore man and the like? Then you'll be interested to know that maritime or Jones Act lawyer are available to help protect your right if and when emergencies happen. It's a fact that such jobs are kinda risky, injuries or sickness do happen Under those circumstances, the maritime law allow benefits for you and your family, namely medical bills, mortages, living expenses, lost wages and so forth. . So if you're related to such kind of jobs, better keep this link in hand.

Less Sleep, More Colds

"People who sleep fewer than seven hours a night are nearly three times as likely to get a cold than people who average eight or more hours of sleep." Says a report from Carnegie Mellon University, PA, U.S.A. And those who stay awake as little as 8 percent of the time they (are lying) in bed are five-and-a-half times more likely to catch a cold than those who sleep more soundly. "Although sleep's relationship with the immune system is well-documented, this is the first evidence that even relatively minor sleep disturbances can influence the body's reaction to cold viruses," say the author of the study. It provides another good reason why people should make time in their schedules to get a complete night of rest.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

She's obsessed...

Of shoes right now, am talking about my 19month old girl. I wonder where she got that huh? But if you ask her daddy he would tell you is that "like mother like daughter", lol! Anyway as soon she's on the floor the first place she wanna be is on their shoe racks. She never turn down her big brother's tennis shoes or his slippers either she wears it anywhere in the house with a smile on her face! Even mommy's sandals if she sees them, i must admit i love it and enjoys it alot seeing her fascinating with them the fact that in her very young age she knows what's fashion is all about, wink!

Anyway, speaking of her obsession kidding aside i just found this new online shoe store for kids. They have lots of adorable boys, girls and of course baby shoes. Those little feet is the cutest part of them that we have to pampered and accessorized! So, i have another online store to visit every now and then that specializing for my kids footwears. One thing that i like about on this store is they are budget friendly. By the way parents that are not sure what is your kids feet sizes? Click'n'Fit will tell you how to measure your children's feet. A step by step tutorial as easy as 123! Well, I definitely shop here one of this days especially winter is just around the corner have to be ready before it gets here! Very timely am looking for new shoes for my baby girl as you all know she love shoes so much she going gaga on shoes! LOL. Enjoy the video and have fun shopping!!

Wardrobe Wednesday

It's her first time being a flower girl she's 18months old last september it was my brother's wedding. She is so adorable with her white and red dress that momshe personally choose the design along with the basket of flowers. It's funny and cute mommy got to hold her hand otherwise she's going to march into opposite! But she managed it well and we're all so proud of her! Little cutie!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Best Of Fall

Guest post by Toney Elliott

I love that we are coming into fall again the leaves changing the nights getting cooler and the colors it by far is my favorite time of the year. I think I spend more time out side in the fall then I do in the summer with it being so much cooler yard work seems to go by faster and i don't seem as tired when I come back in from working in the yard and playing with the kids seems like the kids enjoy the time more also not bugging they are hot or need a drink as much and just seem to enjoy them self more.

That is my favorite thing to do in the fall is sit out and watch them roll around in the grass and leaves or play on the swings and trampoline. Build big leave piles and let them dive in. Fall really seems to bring a nice change of pace things get a bit more laid back and relaxed and you just seem to have more family time in front of Direct tv.

Always seems we have more time as a family maybe it is the holidays coming up or the fact it gets dark sooner and you have more time to kick back with them and turn on the satellite at night. Family movie nights seem to last longer can always get two movies in were in the spring and summer it always feels like there is a rush to get things done on time...Either way the extra time is nice and I always look forward to this time of year and the time it brings us.

Mellow Yellow Monday #91


My boy was playing his gazillion miniature cars last night and it caught my attention this yellow taxi thought of! So i hastily grabbed my digicam to take a pic. He is fascinated with cars for awhile now that when we go to walmart he must have at least a car in checking out.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Then again

I'm receiving all these newsletters and updates on Diet pills that work fast., so many! It is non stop! Can't believe that's how desperate I was in llosing weight. I basically signed up everything about it lol! Kidding aside, now am taking things slow. I realized that the more I push myself hard, the harder for me to reach my desired weight. After all, it's a lifestyle change and a complete mind set, so everything really depends on me. Soon enough, I know I can reach my goal. Think possitive!

Have a good night every one! Happy Sunday ahead.

Hey hey!

Who doesn't want a good shopping deal? At you can find the coolest sale all day, everyday! Just hopped by their website and right now they have this discounted laptops, it's really half the price. Been thinking of buying a new one lately cause my lappy here is so nearing its end, LOL! But not now though. Got alot of expenses to cope up and been broke from our recent vacation. How cool is that? LOL! But seriously, hoping that by the end of the year she can replace her old laptop and say hi to a new one. Winks!

Her first bangs

October 12th, '10 is when i first cut my lil baby girl's bangs! A moment to treasure for life. She is so cute ain't she? I've decided to cut her hair for good because she's getting too hyper and hair is all over her face and when she eat all the stuff goes to her hair she loves to play while eating which is i don't care as long she is having fun and she eats that's important! So in order for her not to get so messy momshe did her first bangs! I really kept her curly hair in a treasure! and wrote the date with it just like her big brother's first hair cut. We called her our lil Dora and she loved watching Dora the explorer and when hears it she kinda giggle and dance the Dora dance...haha! So adorable. Love you so much baby! _(*-*)_

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hi there!

Just another insurance quotes website you might wanna check. Just follow through the links and you'll be then redirected to Insurance Specialist. Wherein you can browse and easily search for the right deal and policy you need. We all know how beneficial it is to have an insurance. It can save us from a lot of trouble and avoid head aches. I've seen a lot of people under pressure when emergency strikes and that's because they didn't get insured.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ways to save

I need it, I really! I'd be sharing with you a nice article am reading right now. It's helpful especially to all the mommies out there, including me.. Okay, here it is... take note!

Shopping: Make a list. Avoid impulse buying. Look for best prices. Make use of coupons and rebates. Purchase needed items on sale and off season. When possible, buy in bulk.
Sometimes am guilty of this one. I shop because I like to not because I need it. Oh and yeah, it's not even funny. Sigh!

Home Finances: Pay bills on time to avoid extra charges. Prepare meals and beverage at home, and be moderate in food and alcohol consumption. Turn off lights and appliances when they are not in use. If possible, use energy-efficient devices. Insulate your home. Consider downsizing.
We do need to take note of this...seriously LOL!

Transportation: If you need a personal vehicle, buy a reliable, fuel-efficient one. It need not be new. Combine errands, and carpool when possible. Otherwise, use public transportation, walk or ride a bike. Vacation off season or perhaps closer to home.
Oh well, it's a good thing I don't know how to drive... or else..hehe!

Phones and Entertainment: Do you need a home phone as well as a cellphone? If your children have cell phones, can they use them more sparingly or even manage without them? If you subscribe a TV service, can you cut cost by reducing the number of channels? Borrow books and movies from the library instead of buying them.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

lose some gain some

The only advantage of being sick is I guess losing weight. The past weeks that I wasn't feeling well did something good for my diet. I don't feel like eating so I dropped a few pounds. But am back to reality, my appetite is back! Might as well start drinking my slimming coffee now. A gift from afriend who already tried and tested it. If this works, I wouldn't have to be curious about this so called 2011 best diet pills. By the way have you heard about it? It's getting a quite a buzz lately I must say. Ok i really have to go and do my chores right now but i'll be right back as soon am done. Wink!

Just for you

On special occasions and even on ordinary days, it's nice to give our loved ones a little something doesn't it? A gesture of appreciation, a way to say sorry, and simply just to tell them they've crossed our mind. What more if it's personalized gifts? The receiver will really feel special and valued. It's like saying I have something just for you! If we willingly shower others, we will also be bless that's for sure. Speaking of, there are lots of discounted goodies in one of my fave online store. Let me check it, might find something for future presents. Winks!

General Cleaning

After almost 2weeks of vacation and almost 3weeks of being sick i just now had the gut to general cleaning my house! I realized it's been so long i haven't do any cleaning done as in to the deepest! I just do some here and there but isn't so satisfying you know. But finally yesterday was the big cleaning i started to moped the floors, organized the cluttered room of kiddos and folded the hilly clothes and dusted everything! Whew that's alot huh! However i am not done yet still have to clean the bathrooms and other rooms TODAY otherwise i will be lazy again and things wouldn't be all done right now! So have to go and start the overdue chores! Ttyl.

Golf and Myrtle

Aside from the beautiful beach resorts in Myrtle, the place has another thing to brag about- golf. People across the country most especially those tee time fanatics can't help but fall in love with the experience. Would you like to try it yourself? If you plan to book some Myrtle beach golf courses, try checking out This particular website helps you to search all the Grand Strand area Myrtle beach golf packages and get quotes online. They can even provide custom golf vacation packages that saves money and allow clients to have a better, more satisfying getaway.

Tidewater Golf Club Plantation for example. Rank as the number 1 through the years due to its fine design, highly develop courses and exciting challenges. Anyone who enjoys tee time for sure wants to visit there and feel the fun. Oh yeah! Am not really into golf, I don't know anything about this sport actually but it seems to be so cool yet intellectual kinda game. Have you tried playing it already?

Ruby Tuesday

Took this in our trip in Philippines. Santan is one of the oldest known flowering plants in the Philippines. It is international knows as the Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods and Jungle Flame. A Plant that blooms with flowers all year round. Anyway my entry of RED ruby tuesday meme.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's a bug talk

Having kids makes your whole house a mess, that's a fact. And as a mom, all we can do is deal with it. What I mean is, we need to clean the house regularly, tidy things, and never give a reason for bugs to dwell and be happy. I'm talking about roaches, ants, and other pests which we all know are very dirty and dangerous. Especially if we have young ones at home, they tend to pick and put everything in their mouth. If we're dealing with just our home and surroundings, bugs wouldn't be that hard to exterminate. But sometimes it can get serious too about the bug facts and that's when we need the help of the experts.

Pest control services something like the Las Vegas pest control offers complete services both for home and commercial. Their products are pet and children friendly, definitely safe for the environment too. Famous for being the Las Vegas exterminator, they treat for bed bugs, ants removal, cockroaches, spiders, scorpions removal, wasps, rats and many other household pests. So if you live nearby this company and needs to hire their service, just drop by their site. First time customers have special discounts too. Saying goodbye to household pest is really cool, I should say...winks!