Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The other day when we can't find anything and it's time for the girls' snacks, I decided to let them hang out at the porch and have their sandwich in there. They love it and even called it picnic in our house. They said we can wait Daddy from his errands at the porch and invite him to join us too. This is one thing that I love in having our own place. We can do what we want may it be inside or outside our place. With apartment dwelling, especially if you don't have an outside living space you can't do such thing. Our front porch is not that big but sure would take enough the four of us. Since it's still summer and the weather is nice, we can do it more often. With fall and winter approaching eating or hanging outside the house will not be that welcoming anymore.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
When I was able to have that opportunity to receive the Famous Footwear BOGO promotion, I did not hesitate to print the coupon and brought the family to the Famous Footwear store. Our little girl grabbed the twinkle toes shoes from Skechers as she really love it a lot. I bought her a twinkle toes winter boots before and she already outgrown it. Now, she said she like the shoes as one of her school shoes this coming school year. I still need to go back to that store one of these days to see more of their deals and not only for our girls but for me and hubby as well.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
One lucky person will win this beautiful Hawis Satchel bag. This is open to the US and Canada only (no P.O. Boxes) from August 12 at 12:01 am EST and ends September 13 at 12:01 am EST. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US and Canada residents only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be drawn. Only valid entries will count.
Monday, August 6, 2012
When it comes to making jewelry, scrap platinum is one of the several precious metals that can be used for this highly technical task. Nowadays, platinum is being used for many purposes and this makes it one of the most readily available types of valuable scrap metal around. Items such as electronic components and engine parts for vehicles are among the common sources that contain this valuable metal. Therefore, knowing how to use scrap platinum to make jewelry is an important aspect that should be learnt as it has the potential to be a lucrative income generating venture. However, in order to use platinum to make jewelry the process of extracting it from some of the aforementioned sources is the first task that has to be accomplished. This is basically done with the use of chemicals such as aqua regia or sulfuric acid which dissolve out platinum from items that contain the precious metal. After extracting the metal, the process of smelting it is the next and most important step. Tools such as furnaces and crucibles are essential for this task and the main aim is to heat the metal and obtain its molten form without contamination. Once this is completed, the final step is to carve out a piece of platinum jewelry and this can be done by pouring the mold onto a piece of engraved metal so as to get the shape and design of jewelry that you desire. While this may sound easy, the entire process requires a lot of skill and so it is recommend that that you seek assistance from experienced smelters.
I mentioned before that my 2001 Ford Focus [picture above] broke down around end of May few days after my birthday. Since husband went to a whole month of training out of state in June, he did not check on the car until he got back in July. Early last month he fix the car and changed some parts, but still there's white smoke coming out of the exhaust. When he checked it again, he has to replaced cylinder heads or pistons. This means he has to take out the whole engine to do it.
Because of the nature of damage, we decided to get another vehicle for me. Vehicle is a necessity here. Hubby needs his truck to go to work and I need a vehicle to do errands and bring the kids to their appointments and school as well. By 2nd week of July we went to the dealership and luckily found one that fits me. We got a 5-seater 2007 Kia Rondo. I haven't heard of a Rondo until I saw it on the website of the dealership that we went to. It's a mini-SUV. When I tried it, I thought it's perfect for me. I am very petite and I don't need a big vehicle to drive. The Rondo was on special price and the good thing was it only has 56,000 miles on it. It's red and in very good condition. The first owner really took care of it. The only thing we add on it before bringing it home was tinting the widows a little bit since it was too clear. I don't have a picture of it yet but will soon share one when I can.
We asked the dealership how much they will take of our car to trade, and they priced very low as it has an engine problem. So we decided not to trade the car anymore and hubby will just fix it. Now we have three vehicles and we'll see of what we can do with it when it's all fixed and done.
Linking this to 366 BPC!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
On Saturday one of our friend have a garage sale in their community. This is very typical here especially during summer. People are purging out excess stuff and better time to do it is summer. There are also lots of garage sale hunters here and as the saying goes other people's trash is another person's treasure. I love going to garage sale along with my friends here. It's fun and you can have great finds as well too.
Linking this to 366 BPC!
Planning a trip to shoe stores soon for our student. I know lots of stores now are having great promotions for back-to-school. This means also that department stores will be crowded to grab the different deals. Since our little lady will be in school everyday, I am looking at buying her shoes that are sturdy and can withstand the test of time. Aside from durability, of course it would be lovely if thes shoes are on sale. You would not want sales and discounts? So for those that are still looking for great deals on shoes, like me, Famous Footwear is one store to check out. They have a back-to-school promotion that started on August 2 and ends on August 18 where you can use this BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon and get those shoes that you're eying for your kids.
Famous Footweear is one of the shoe stores that I like going to. Aside from having variety of styles and branded footwears at a reasonable price, their stores are clean and airy to shop around. You can find what you are looking for easily, and they also have nice associates to help you with. One thing that I like in shopping is to get what we need with no hassle. For more savings also while shopping at this store, you can join their Rewards Program. You can get benefits like earning 1 point on every $1 you spend online or in-store; accummulation of points to earn certificates of up to $100 a year; getting a discount offer just for signing up; and other special inside discounts and perk as a preffered customer.
As I have said, this Rewards Program is free, no cost whatsoever. I joined Rewards programs of stores that I love going to for shopping and if you love shopping for branded footwear at a fraction of the cost from boutiques, Famous Footwear is the place to go. Don't forget to print out the coupon to redeem in-store. Make sure you don't forget to join their free rewards program as well to enjoy additional 5% off on top of the 15% off and BOGO promotion. More savings is more fun in shopping!
Friday, August 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
After watching the live show of Sesame Street yesterday I and my friend brought the kids to the water park on post. It was really warm day even at past 4 in the afternoon. We did not clothes bring extra clothes for them except for Heaven. I bring extra clothes for her in the car just in case. We just let them play in the park beside the water park. I noticed that the prime color of the park fixture is blue and green. It so masculine looking :-) This is located inside a military base. Maybe this coming days when the weather permits, we will bring the kids back there and enjoy the water park too.