Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year



A few days from now we will end 2009 and welcome a new decade, I have been very blessed this year...
To all my friend in the blogsphere Thank you for supporting ad always visiting my page, I appreciate it!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the Snow storm



 
 Perry
 
This is the snow melting on our roof !! cool ehh..



Jaden taking  a pic of his booger 


After the Snow storm, almost everything on base is closed, no school until now to most  counties in MD. There was an outage of Gas and shovels, the PX and Commissary are also closed for the last 3 days.The Ice melts during the day and  it freezes over night which makes the road slippery and dangerous to drive.

Monday, December 21, 2009

day care

One of my subject when i was in college is about business entrepreneur, we were encourage to build our own business someday . It's quite risky to put up a business now a day, majority of the people are struggling with their finances. A big sum amount of money is usually needed to start any business and a feasibility study is also important for a business venture. As a stay at home mother I have been wanting to set up a Family home daycare at my home, I dont want to be away from my children so working at home would be ideal for my situation . I just need to attend all the necessary training and apply for a license to operate a family child care here in our State.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Shoveling the Snow

Today we had to shovel the snow on our pathway so we can go walk outside and shovel the snow on the parking lot. The sun was melting some of the snow on our roof and a big pile of snow almost hit me, I guess there is always a rainbow after the rain, or a sunshine after the snow :).












Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow

We have about 2 ft. of snow right now and according to the news it wont stop until tomorrow, we have a blizzard like weather here! Looks like we are going to have a white Christmas...



 
 


 

Club house gravy


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All opinions are 100% mine.


This Holiday season everyone is cooking their favorite food for their family,
I would also make a buttered chicken on Christmas day which is my son's
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Filipino store in MD

I went to the Filipino store near us this afternoon and I bought something I can cook for Christmas, im planning to make a  macaroni salad and a cassava cake or a biko. I have all the ingredients needed to make these desserts for Christmas. I also have pandesal and oh my it was so good, I also met a Filipina there and we talked for a while and  exchange numbers lol.. she was very nice and who knows we might be friends here!



 
the owner

 
Jaden and a PNB ATM remit at the background

Thursday, December 17, 2009

business

I've always wanted to put up my own business like my mom, shes really an inspiration to me, I grew up watching  her venture into different things, some of her business failed and some were successful. It must be really nice to be an  entrepreneur who can employ a lot of people. When I was in College we had a seminar and our guest speaker used to be an ordinary employee, a messenger but he quit his job and start his own business and became successful. I could not forget that speaker because he started from scratch and now he is rich.
There are simple ways to start your own corporation, you can find it at las vegas llc on how to build your own business at an affordable price.
Anyways, someday i hope i can fulfill my dreams, I want to be my own boss and be successful...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2010 BAH

The BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) is up! Click HERE to find out the 2010 BAH rates!
Our's increased actually its $1596, before it was $1513, oh well since we are living on base so it doesn't  matter.

Welcome baby Daniel

My Japanese friend Emi gave birth last month to a healthy baby boy named Daniel, it is so funny because we were both pregnant when we met at the playground, both of us are expecting boys then , and our Eldest son are about the same age and that's how we became friends through our kiddos ...



 
Jaden and Peter

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jaden's flu shot

I feel bad for Jaden  he just got his flu shot this afternoon and my Poor little Perry got 3 needle stick at once, he is a little restless a while ago and eventually went to sleep. I just hope that he wont have a fever later on. They didnt accept Jaden's Immunization records because its missing something in it and I have to ask my sister to retrieved his records from Pinas, I wish she can get it though or else Jades has to get all the vaccines all over again, we need his records because they need it for school soon.

Bid for a cause

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Have you heard of  Bidazzled an online auction where you can bid on name brand products and save at the same time plus the proceeds would go to charity.
How does it works? well bids are purchase in advance and then used to buy merchandise. The price increases a few cents with each bid and a few seconds will be added to the clock to give everybody a chance to bid. The auction ends when no other bids placed.  Nobody losses in this auction, the winners can actually save up to 80% off retail price.  If you dont win, you can received up to 50 bonus bids, if you win Bidazzled usually offers to buy back the item, either cash through paypal or checks. What is amazing about this auction is that it was designed and created to fund a lung cancer charity which is The Ruch Foundation: http://www.ruchfoundation.com/.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

a white birthday

Yesterday my 26th birthday is probably one of the most memorable birthday I ever had,why?  because for the first time we are complete and the best part of all is that its snowing !!!  woohooooohhh...
It started snowing at around 9 AM and I had to woke up DH to show it to him, last night he baked me a coconut cake. I also talk to my mom and sis online I was in tears while talking to them, they had a balloon for me .. In the afternoon DH took Jaden to our neighborhood center to see Santa and Mrs.Claus.











Tuesday, December 1, 2009

DECEMBER

It's almost Christmas and 4 days from now is my birthday, I've been here in the States for 8 months. Our Christmas tree is up, my husband was so happy and excited while setting up the tree he said that it's his first Christmas tree after he moved out from his mom's house. It's officially our first Christmas here in the U. S and I hope it will be a white Christmas..

study online

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I am studying online right now thanks to the Scholarship offered to  military spouses like me, it is very convenient to me because I can do my classes at home and at the same time takes care of my family. Online studies are very popular these days, a lot of working individual who want to pursue higher education can definitely do online classes during their spare time.
If you are an educator or  an aspiring teacher who want  to continue your studies and earn  a Master of Arts in Teaching degree then you should check out the program information  of the University of Southern California, they offer a ground breaking tuition reimbursement program designed exclusively for MAT@USC graduates. The school has been ranked #22 in the United States, and #9 among all private universities by US News and World Report, plus you will have the opportunity to learn from distinguished USC faculty recognized for their contributions to modern education. If you become a full time USC student then you can avail benefits like attend commencement exercises and free lifetime alumni, and become part of the elite USC Trojan Family. What are you waiting for visit them now right away for more information.

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30,000 troops to Afgahnistan

I'm waiting for President  Obama's speech tonight as he will announce to send more troops to Afghanistan, I really thought that he will pull out the troops soon as what he promised during his campaign ... oh well what can you expect from a politician..

My husband said that he should send 3ID in Afghanistan, according to him when Iraqis saw their 3ID patches they run away, LOL...

Monday, November 30, 2009

secured email

We all know that it is important to protect our identity and privacy online because there area lot of cyber predators, scammer's and many more. We should be very careful in giving our information online specially when sending emails because we do not know how safe it is this day's, others might take advantage of that information and use it against you.
If you are using a Microsoft Outlook then you should try email encryption for Outlook , they help you protect that allows the sender to protect email messages using strong AES-256 bit encryption (exceeds HIPAA's minimum requirements, US Government approved).What are you waiting for check them out right now.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Badge exchange


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I want to thank Anna for fixing my badges! To those who grabbed my badge before please change the code because that one is not working.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving




It's our first Thanksgiving celebration here in the States and Im happy that we are complete, healthy and blessed to have another son. It's another new experience for us and in a few weeks we will celebrate our first Christmas together as a complete family. Last Thanksgiving my husband was in Iraq, they were served turkey for dinner with his buddies, I'm glad he is home and safe with us, that is something that I am very thankful for.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Charter's Year end special

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For more than 2 years Charter has been generous to everyone in giving away fabulous prizes to its loyal customers like an HDTV, Toyota Prius, A 2010 Chevy  Camaro 2SS and an Xbox 360s,   well this time they are offering Charter’s Daily Deal Web Site  its a year end sweepstakes and give away promotion from Charter when you subscribe from their services such as cable,high speed internet and phone line. For the last time they are ending the year with a ground breaking sweepstakes and its the best deal of the year! There are two ways to win, you can avail great deals on Charter Cable, Internet and Phone services, including FREE Gift Cards with special online deals and a chance to win cool prizes for the holidays.  Starting Black Friday to Cyber Monday they are giving away free gift cards from major retailers of electronics, clothing, home, accessories and restaurants...how cool is that? After Cyber monday,they are going to start their 38 days of giving away special gifts and prizes daily, like Ipod's, Camcorders, TV's, GPS units,photo frame and more.

They have promotional items for the fans of Dexter, The Tudors and Californication. If you are a fan of HBO there is something for you too, like an Entourage Box sets. They have something for everyone so dont forget to become a fan of Charter on Facebook to get updates. What are you waiting for check them out right now to find out how to win those cool prizes for the Holidays..

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

SEARS Heroes at Home Registry

Today I received an email saying I have an e-gift card from Sears worth $100 and they will send another next month,how cool is that...

Thank you SEARS!!!

Win a kitchen makeover

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If you are Canadian you should enter  Dr. Oetker Kitchen Makeover Contest, for a chance to win a $20,000 worth of Kitchen Makeover. It's very easy to join.. All you have to do is pick up the PIN from specially marked packages of Casa di Mama Pizza. The Grand Prize winner will get a makeover with Dr. Oetker Casa di Mama, and there will be 8 secondary winners  that will received this  Whirlpool appliances such as a fridge/freezer, freestanding electric range, dishwasher or microwave, while an additional 2,000 people will instantly win a Casa di Mama Pizza or a pizza cutter.  This contest end's until January 4,2010 and is exclusively open to all Canadian residents only.

 I'm happy that when we move into this house the kitchen is new and very spacious. I just finish cooking for my son's Birthday a while ago, it sure does make you feel good that you have a wonderful kitchen that you can cook meals to your Family.  What are you waiting for enter the contest now and who know you might win the fabulous kitchen makeover. Oh and don't forget  to sign up  to be a part of Savoury Moments. 


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Perry is 2 months old



My lil guy is 2 months old today, it's amazing how time flies and tomorrow Jaden will celebrate his 3rd Birthday!

Click HERE if you want to see more of my cutie Perry..

Ipod/Iphone speaker dock

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Yamaha. All opinions are 100% mine.


When I miss home I always listen to Tagalog song's on my Ipod that I downloaded before I left my Country. There are just times when I get sad and listening to music would ease all my worries. I take my Ipod when we are on a road trip as well because my husband and I listen to different genres of music, I just listen to my chosen song's so I wont be stuck in a car listening to his loud music.

Anyway, I really wanted to get a Yamaha PDX-60, it's an Ipod/Iphone speaker dock where I can just put my Ipod there and listen to my favorite song. What I like about it is that they have a pink model which will match my Ipod plus I can charge my Ipod with this dock. According to it's feature it has the highest sound quality,easy to operate and low power consumption which is really awesome so you can save from your energy bill.
It has "yAired"a Yamaha original wireless technology that will instantly get you connection, no sound delays and quality sound with deep, rich bass. This item would definitely be included on my wish list for Christmas, I'm crossing my fingers that we would get one soon. What are you waiting for, let the rhythm get you and get one now.


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Sunday, November 22, 2009

studying

It's been two months since I haven't taken my classes online, I think I only have 8 months to finish this course. It's very hard to manage my time now, I can't concentrate on my classes because of my babies. I wish I didnt rush taking this class, this is so frustrating ... I'm going to bed now..Goodnight to everyone!!

Do you think you can sing?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Popstation. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love to sing even if I'm out of tune, in fact I brought my magic sing with me when I came here. When I was 8 years old I joined an amateur singing contest, sad to say I didn't win but It didn't stop me from singing especially to my little guy, it makes him calm and he would eventually go to sleep. 

If you think you can sing and would want to be discovered someday then maybe you should join PopStation, It's a an online music & entertainment singing experience, it's where people like me and you could be a recording star someday and release your won album. People are encourage to make their own song, all you have to do is go to practice rooms , to rehearse and record your own song, it sounds so easy right? Just like that and you could be the next big start in the music Industry.
The BIG Deal - A VIP album recording experience! The winner which is awarded every 3 months, will have the chance to travel to NYC with a guest and experience a three night all  expense paid accommodation in a hip hotel, plus a chance to record your won album with the help of  course of a Professional Production team. When your album is done it will be featured on the Artist page  of  Popstation  for everyone to see.

To all aspiring singer out there, this is your chance to shine and win "The BIG Deal". Enter the contest now, registration is free.
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2009 CNN Hero of the Year is a Filipino

I'm so proud of our kababayan Efren Peñaflorida, for winning the 2009 CNN Hero of the year.

Mabuhay ka Efren!

Click HERE to read the story.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Making of a Military wife


Making of a Military Wife

When the good Lord was creating Wives, he was into his sixth day of overtime.

An angel appeared and said, "You're having a lot of trouble with this one. What's wrong with the standard model?"

And the Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order? She has to be completely independent, but must be sponsored to get on post; have the qualities of both father and mother during deployments; be a perfect hostess to 4 or 40; run on black coffee; handle emergencies without a manual; be able to handle flu, birthdays and moves around the world; have a kiss that can cure anything from a child's torn Valentine to a husband's weary day; have the patience of a saint when waiting for the Unit to return home; and have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her hand slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands... no way!"

And the Lord answered, "Don't worry, we'll make other military wives to help. Besides it's not the hands that are causing the problem, it's the heart. It must swell with pride in her husband, sustain the ache of separations, beat on soundly when it's too tired to do so and be large enough to say, "I Understand" when she doesn't, and 'I love you' regardless."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve gently. "Come to bed... finish this tomorrow!"

"I can't," said the Lord. "I'm so close to creating something unique. Already I have one who heals herself when she's sick, can feed three unexpected guests who are stuck in the area due to bad weather, and can wave good-bye to her husband, from a pier, off a runway and understand that it is important to his country that he leaves."

The angel circled the model of the military wife very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed.

"But tough," said the Lord excitedly. "You cannot imagine what this woman can do or endure."

"Can it think?"

"Can it think? It can convert 1400 to 2 p.m."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model."

"It's not a leak," said the Lord. "It's a tear."

"What's it for?" asked the angel.

"It's for joy. Sadness. Disappointment. Pain, loneliness and pride!"

"You are a genius," sighed the angel.

The Lord looked somber and replied, "I didn't put it there."

online shopping guide

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As a stay at home mom it is very convenient for me to shop online, I don't like taking my kids when I shop because they will get bored easily and wanted to go home. Black Friday is a few days from now, I'm sure it will be crowded in any shopping store so I'm just going to shop online, no falling in lines to pay at the counter, no crowded parking lots and so on.
How do I save shopping online? well, I usually sign up for email alerts on a certain store to get exclusive discounts, I look for weekly deals online too and I also search for coupon codes for free shipping and more discounts. I really want to save especially for the up coming Holiday, I want to buy something special for my husband and kids.

Anyway, Dirt Devil Holiday Buying Guide offers ways to find great deals for everyone, they have many websites recommendations on where to shop and many more. Over 300 Websites and tricks are available in this guide,  There are also Holiday Deals at DirtDevil.com  for your loved ones, so you better check them out if you want to find ways to save while shopping online. In this tough economy it's necessary for us to spend wisely and this guide would be helpful for anyone who want to save this Holiday.


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Friday, November 20, 2009

have a great weekend







Have a great weekend to my blogger friends all over the world!

Tofurky and Gravy Jones Soda for Thanksgiving

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.


This will be our  first time to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the States and of course we are very excited about this new experience. This morning I received a package from IZEA, it contains a sample of Tofurky and Gravy Jones Soda , when I tried on the hat my son ran away, he was a little scared at first. He had no idea what it is, then I told him it was just a hat Jaden, a turkey hat. I have to admit that it's my first time to try this kind of soda, it taste weird for me but my husband liked it, he asked  where I got it, I told him that IZEA gave it to me for FREE. I'm very Thankful to IZEA for giving me this freebie It was fun wearing the turkey hat.

Jones Soda Co. offers this Limited edition The original Tofurky and Gravy Soda for Thanksgiving, along with other three Jones Soda flavor; Pear Tree, Candy Cane and Mele Kalikimaka. This flavor is specially created to all the vegetarian out there. Check them out right now if you want to order for Thanksgiving, it's only $11.99 for six pack. What are you waiting for, get your Tofurky and Gravey Jones soda today!









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Mommy Moments - Yummy

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 Its Friday once again and its time for Mommy Moments..


Jaden imitating his dad while drinking his coke

 
messy while eating ice cream

 
eating pancit (bihon)

 

 My son loves french fries, fried chicken and any Pancit or any types of noodles, so I make sure I have a stock of noodles in case he will request it at any moment. I also have some bihon and pancit canton I bought from the Filipino store a few weeks ago.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mirena

I had my 6 weeks Post Partum appointment last week and I have another appointment to have an IUD on the first week of December. I have two adorable boys already and I'm not planning to have another one soon.
I think Mirena is the best for me , when I was still at the Hospital the Midwife  discussed to me the pros and cons of this kind of birth control, I Just hope that I wont have any problems with it.

Click HERE to find out more about Mirena.

ultrafast internet

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.
 
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I am forever thankful to the internet, this is where I met my husband four years ago, now that I'm here this is the only way I can communicate with my family back home. I wouldnt be here blogging right now if not for the internet too, I'm a stay at home mom and when my children are taking a nap I am always surfing the net, reading the news, shopping online, play games, downloading music and many more, of course I cant do all of these thing's if my internet connection is not fast like charter ultra fast 60 .

Charter’s Ultra60 Mbps offers one the fastest internet speed here in the States, it is currently offered in Saint Louis and Southern California. You can compare the difference of  60 Mbps internet speed, from downloading movies, playing online games and many more at a super fast speed like no other, multitasking would be easier with this kind of internet speed. With the new phatband technology the higher speed is possible, you cant get this speed with a DSL connection. I would surely want this kind of speed on my internet because Im always using internet during my spare time, I couldn't imagine life without internet but then again that's just me.


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