Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Last weekend before I went to work I tried to spruce up our front yard. We had some plants planted there by the builder when they built the house but we kind of become tired looking at just green plants so we replaced some of it. I did all the work that day and also put in some mulch on top of the old ones we had. We also added the stone edger to define the flower bed. I still have some flowers to be planted but did not have the time. I may be able to finish it tomorrow after church. The picture above was taken before and this one below was taken after.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Our method of playing bingo was fun because we have friends around us, but I know a lot of people loves to play online bingo. When I tried it before along with some friends, it was really exciting and fun. But I got busy with our two little girls and online schooling, so I stopped playing. I kind of miss it, but I know if I wanted to play again it is always there, I will just click online and presto. Technology is so advanced now that playing different games, not only bingo is very easy to do. I got hooked on different online games as well. As I have said, there are other things I need to prioritize and make those games a past time.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
In our bedroom we have a wall facing the window that I love to put a mirror with. I have been looking for mirrors in home decor stores around but I can't find something that I like. I found some full length wall mirrors from SimplyMirrors.com and this mirror in picture caught my attention. It has a contemporary look in it with its bowed-in sides. Its rich, dark merlot-colored finish would compliment the color of our furniture as well as the color of the curtain that I bought. This is one of my bets for a mirror. I will still look for some more and see what I can find.
If you plan about having a kiddie party and you want the kids to really have fun, a bouncy fun house can help on that aspect. During our DD2's birthday party yesterday hubby rented an inflatable bouncy fun house. We did not tell our girls that we rented one because we wanted to surprise them. The event staff delivered set it up at 1pm yesterday and as soon as the girls saw it, they were very excited. They get to test it first and the little one don't even want to come out of it. When the guests arrived and the kids saw it, everybody just run to the backyard and screaming. We may have to do the same on DD1's birthday because she really had fun more than the birthday girl herself. DD2 loves to go inside there but when the big kids are also inside she said she is scared. Poor baby.
The schedule will be during weekends and it suits well because hubby can watch the kids. My problem is that, in June hubby will be going out of state for a training. This means I have to look for baby sitter for our 2 girls and if I will accept the offer now, I am still busy since I am in my last month of schooling to graduate with the Medical Transcription program. My husband already said it is up to me. I hope I will get some light and sign of what I need to do. Sometimes it can really torn you which way to go.
I envied those Mommies that easily burnt out the pregnancy fats. I know some men and even women uses boosters to achieve the toned muscles and loose weight fast. I find out more about testosterone boosters when I researched about how to tone muscles. I think I don't need it. I am not into body building. I just want to tone my muscles to eliminate the cellulite. It is very discouraging when I wear shorts and it shows. Warm weather is approaching and I hope to wear shorts not being uncomfortable. So I hope my going back to running can help me attain this goal.
Our little girl's 2nd birthday was yesterday. She love yo gabba gabba, a cartoon show in Nick Jr channel. I ended up making it as her birthday theme. She was very ecstatic. When we put on all the decorations, she can't contain her happiness and said hi to all the characters all the time. I asked her what cake she like, and she immediately mentioned Foofa cake :-)
Yo Gabba Gabba is a fun kiddie show. It teaches kids on how to handle their emotion and promote their emotional well-being. Our girls love the cool tricks and singing time. Even myself will sing do the sing song, especially when DJ Lance will said, "It's time to go." I used it all the time to our kids when we are out in friends house and it's time for us to go home. If you are a stay-at-home Mom, you can also memorize what your kids are watching :-)
Saturday, April 14, 2012
This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine.
Spring is my favorite time of the year aside from summer. I love it when flowers starts to bloom. I also would love to plant flowers and vegetables in our backyard and front yard. This spring will be a test if I am a good gardener. We will start planting some flowers and I heard that Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ concentrated planting mix is among the best planting mix to u. The Expand ‘n Gro™ can make my plants beautiful and healthy, whether I plant them in ground or in pots.
Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ works by expanding its amount up to 3 times once water is added and can feed plants of up to 6 months, thus it is best to use compared to the native soil. Once you use it in ground, it can improve the soil for many years. This is what I really need. Our place is less than a year old and the earth that we have right now are kinda new too. If we I use the Expand ‘n Gro™ then the soil we have right now can improve and help our plants as well. I have a sample right now and will use it to plant tomato. If you want to know more about this planting mix, check the video below. This is really an easiest way to make our garden b
Friday, April 13, 2012
I also observed that they like the toys in season. Like now that it is spring, our youngest love to play their bunny, ducks, lamb stuffed animal toys. She also love to use her yellow, pink, and lavender cotton blankets. Sometimes they will ask to bring it in the car, but they will leave it in the car once we get off. In a way it helps to entertain them and even use as their security blankets too.
Yesterday we had a blast at a friend's place because we had the kids another round of egg hunting. I know Easter egg hunting was Sunday but because some of the kids were not able to have one, we decided to have one. We did it in our friend's backyard. The kids and the Mommies enjoyed it too. The weather was nice although a little bit cold, but it did not prevent the kids to have fun.
I think the kids enjoyed it more than going to the park where there was mad dash of egg hunters. Our DD2 was very funny, every time she picked up an egg she will let me know the color before putting it in her basket. We may have to do it again next time, maybe in our backyard.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine.
I wish I had known beforehand about the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System to use in fertilizing our lawn, I could have use it this past weekend when hubby decided to fertilize the damage lawn we had from the past winter and constant raining. I am hoping our yard will be revived soon so we can enjoy playing looking at it. This is our front yard below, in picture. As you can see the grass are kind of brownish in color. I like it to be very green and healthy looking.
I want this lawn to look like this picture below: I grabbed the picture at Scott's facebook page.
Yes, isn't it a gorgeous lawn? When we moved in here, our lawn was like this green, but because fall and winter passed by, the color is not the same. I am hoping with the use of the Scotts ® Snap® Spreader System we can achieve this type of lawn. The testimonial of different users in the montage below really sold me in having one of these. Very easy to use and no spillage of fertilizer products. It snaps, lock and go. I cannot wait to try and have one.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
Lately we are blessed with nice weather. The temperature is around the low 60's and the good thing is it is not very windy. My girls had fun playing in our backyard while I and hubby were busy cleaning up the yard, pulling weeds and adding more mulch. We were thinking of making some flower or vegetable beds so I can start planting. We bought some gardening stuffs at a home store but we are still not done.
This past weekend hubby was able to fertilized the front and back turf so the grass will grow more and become greener. I hope it will really grow pretty soon. I am also in the process of planning a little landscaping for our front yard. I can't decide what flowers to plant. If you go the home store you will be overwhelmed of the many choices. Hopefully we can somehow complete our garden plans before summer, where it is going to be so hot to work outside. When summer comes, I just want to sit back and relax and see the flowers in full bloom.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media. All opinions are 100% mine.
Coming from Asian country, I love cooking Asian cuisines that has strong flavor and sometimes the smell can really turn off visitors. Joking aside, my problem then was the pungent smell after I cook or fry dried fish. Good thing now that there is the new Glade® Expressions™ fragrance mist that I use and placed in the kitchen while I cook. I chose the cotton and Italian mandarin scent so that instead of smelling the dried fish, I can smell the orangey-scent from it. It has a long-standing fragrance that I like the most. I did not cook dried fish inside the house for quite sometime. I have to go outside and use the side burner of our grill. But thank goodness, Glade® Expressions™ products came.
Aside from the fragrance mist, there is also the new Glade® Expressions™ oil diffuser. The oil diffuser fragrance lasts 30 days and doesn't require electricity. How about that? You will have a smelling good room without energy wasted. These are all designed to compliment any home decor, as you can see the picture above. You can display it anywhere you want as it looks really pretty. If you already have the kit, the fragrance mist is refillable with any Glade® Expressions™ scent. Pick out what you like or even try them all and see what you like the most. As a matter of fact, there is a coupon for $1.50 off of any Glade® Expressions™ that can be used at Walmart to take advantage of their everyday low price. You can use the coupon too and try out this new Glade® Expressions™.
To assure the users that this product really delivers as it promised, you can mail-in this certificate here if you are not satisfied. You can have your money back when you are not happy with the product. Just fill the form and send it. As for me, I did not use it because I am a very happy Mama and made Glade® Expressions™ our new home freshener.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
PicCollage is an app for iPhone that will let you play your pictures and and make a collage out of it. I am enjoying the app, it is kinda like scrapbooking on your iPad or iPhone. My first picCollage was our DD1's few pics while playing bowling. My friends have the other pictures and these two were the only photos I took during that day.
I think bowling is one of the sports that our DD1 first to like. She said she wanted to go back and play as well as learn to skates too. I am glad she is showing interest in sports. She is a shy-type girl and encouraging her to be outgoing and play different sports can build her confidence and overcome shyness.
Linking this picCollage for 366 Blog Photo Challenge as my entry #72.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spartan Race. All opinions are 100% mine.
Do you know about Spartan Race, the new craze right now in pushing your body to the limit and a revolutionary way of working out? Well, if not then check out Spartan Race now. The idea why this is created is to have fun and be entertained while working out. This is also another way of the family to bond and achieve the goals of having a healthy body and sound mind in a Spartan way.
My husband love to run marathon and he is encouraging me to join him. I am still in the process of conditioning my mind since it will really entail and needs time and effort. I don't want to embark on something half-bake, willingness wise. This Spartan race sounds interesting. It will not only make you physically fit but can mentally challenge you, which is a good way to build more confidence and toughness.
The Spartan Race starts with a beginner challenge of 5K sprint trail and mud races. I needed this. I have been telling myself to get off our couch and start hitting the trails near us. After this trail race there is the marathon runs, but wait, accordingly not only purely running but with obstacles of course. The Spartan Race organizers though assured that 99.9% of those who tried this saw the finish line and fully satisfied. I think I have to introduce this to my husband who loves races like this. He will not only like it but I am pretty sure he will love and enjoy the race and challenge. I want to try it too.
So, are you up to the challenge? If so, check out and sign up. For more information and if you want answers to your questions about Spartan Race, check out http://www.spartanrace.com//spartan-race-obstacle-course-faq.html as well. Get the physical boost that you need and be mentally tough! If you can endure the challenges here, you will surely surpass all the obstacles that life throws at you.