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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fried cheese balls for the holidays

I've gotten used to cooking things in much bigger proportions now because our twin boys are in a growth spurt right now and it seems like all they do is eat and grow out of their clothes. So when it fell on me to host our big family Christmas meal together for this year, I wasn't that worried about it because I've gotten a little better fixing more and more food.

But I had no idea what to fix for everyone to eat once they start arriving there because all of my family never gets to one place at the same time when they're supposed to. While I was online looking up recipes so that I could fix as finger foods. While I was searching for some recipes, I came across some information about Clear wireless internet systems and after I read through most of it, I decided to sign up for the new internet service.

I chose a recipe for fried cheese balls because I thought that my twins would really like them and everyone else too. Plus, with those I can make a ton of them so they'll be some left for the other family members.

Guest post written by Alicia Jones

Geraldine

We are expecting...

We are expecting to have some snow shower and rain tomorrow morning and this according to the daily weather forecast I got online. Wohoo, I can't wait to see the snow again and I would totally have a blast if we will have it tomorrow. I am looking forward to making my year snowman.

It is pretty cold since last night and very windy. They even issue a high wind warning today from 10 in the morning up to 8 at night. I am glad that I have own designated driver which is my husband. How's your weather so far my friends?

Geraldine

Contemporary Mailbox

One of my Filipino friends who recently bought a house in Texas is looking for contemporary mailboxes that he can use for his new home. I've always thought that a mailbox is part of a package deal if you purchase a new house but I guess it was not part of his agreement.

Well, I woke up extra early today and I decided to check some websites online. I was able to visit this website called Mailbox Ixchange who offers a variety of mailboxes such as bobi mailboxes, commercial mailboxes, wall mount mailboxes, multi-unit mailboxes, column mailboxes and more. There is one particular mailbox that caught my attention and that is the bobi mailbox which originated from the beautiful country of Finland. The bobi mailbox offers you a wide range of colors, styles, sizes and more. One style in particular that I am thinking of purchasing in the future is the USPS Bobi Red Modern Mailbox.

By the way, I have uploaded a photo above for you guys to see. Lastly, if you are interested in trying their products in the future please click any of the following links above or call their toll free number at 800- 448-2870.

Geraldine

Secretariat Movie Review

The movie Secretariat starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich is one of my favorite all time movies of 2010. I highly recommend this movie to everyone who takes courage despite any circumstances that you may encounter along the way. The movie is based on a real life story that chronicles the amazing journey of the Triple Crown winner of horse-racing.

Don't forget to check this out today folks!


Geraldine

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DIY suitcase dog bed

 All of our kids are grown up and in college now, so while they're away we really baby our little dog Cindy. Of course, she eats it all up and absolutely adores all of the attention that we give her. So when it's Christmas time, we like to wrap a few gifts up for her to put under the tree. Then we let her just tear into the wrapping paper because she always gets so excited when she sees us unwrapping our Christmas gifts.

 I was on our Wireless internet not too long ago looking for stuff to wrap up for her. Normally we just buy a few things of treats, but I also wanted something for her that would last much longer. She also goes through dog toys really quickly, so I wanted to get her something besides that.

I found some directions to make a DIY suitcase dog bed and thought that it looked like the cutest little thing for her. I also had an old suitcase that is getting replaced with a new suitcase this year from my husband, so I put that together and somehow kept her from seeing it. I think she's really going to like it.

Guest post written by Erica Wyatt

Geraldine

Christmas Symbols

I can't believe that year 2010 is almost over. I am thankful that I experienced a lot of great things for the past 10 years as well as trials that I overcome. I am ready to embrace and greet 2011 with happiness and I hope that this New Year will bring more blessings for my family, friends and to the whole world. Below are some of the pictures I took during our visit with my husband's family in New Mexico, USA.






Geraldine

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Women Shoes for Any Occasion

I have so many wants in my life that sometimes it overwhelms me. I have always been fascinated with different types of shoes ever since I can remember.  When I first arrived in America four years ago, one thing that I am certain is that I will have a hard time looking for my shoe size.  I am proud to tell you guys that I wore a size 5 shoe. It is quite a challenge before to find my shoe size but I am glad that I found this website called Jildor Shoes which offers a huge variety of shoes such as hunter boots, stuart weitzman shoes, bridal shoes, evening shoes, flats and more.

They also make your shopping experience online more enjoyable and less stressful because all you have to do is click the different categories such as Shop by Size or Shop by Designer. I would like to purchase this pair of shoes I found at Jildor Shoes online store below. Lastly, if you want more information about designer shoes please check women's shoe blog for more information.








Geraldine

Monday, December 27, 2010

True Grit Movie Review 2010

After opening our gifts on Christmas day my husband and the rest of the family went to watch the movie titled True Grit starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld and more. It is a full pack action movie with a lot of humor along the way. The plot centers on a fourteen year old Mattie Ross who is looking for revenge on her father's death.

The movie is graded B+ by the critics as well as the movie goers. Check and watch this folks!


Geraldine

Shape Wear and Bra

 Actually, shopping in the mall frustrates me most of the time because it seems that I can't find the things that I really wanted to purchase including undergarments. I have been looking forward to purchase the Best Bra that I can wear for 2011. New Years day is just around the corner and I am looking forward to welcome the year 2011 with a fresh start.

Anyways, after arriving from my place of work I decided to visit this website that a friend of mine at work recommended me to check out called Unbelievabra dot com which offers different style of Seamless shape wear such as the Ultimate Body Shaper, Tankee Long Body Shaper, Lacee Long Body Shaper, the Shortee Bra, Tankee Short Bra and the Lacee Short Bra.

As a woman I am thrilled to have found this website because I know that it will be a great help in finding that right undergarment for me. One of my favorite styles is the Lacee Short Bra. Please click any of the links above and enjoy!

Geraldine

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Greetings From My Family to You

I am having a blast with my Christmas in New Mexico together with my husband's family. Though we arrived here late on the 24th but we still managed to hang out with them and eat dinner with the whole family at one of my husband's older sister. My sister in law Carleen cooked some grill rib eye steak, potato salad, string bean casserole, sweet corn on the cob and biscuits. Oh my gosh, I can't help myself but eat a lot.

After everyone was settled, we then pick a movie with Netflix to watch. We watched a comedy stand up series by Gabriel Iglesias. Gosh darn it, it was hilarious. Well, today Michelle my other sister in law invited us to have our lunch at her house. She cookS some mash potato, string beans, stuffing and a delicious turkey. I felt really blessed to have spent our holidays with them. I know that we made another great memory today.

By the way folks, I will be uploading the pictures by tomorrow. Happy holidays everyone and may we always find the true meaning of Christmas!

Geraldine

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Types of Mailboxes

After dinner last night, my husband and I went for a little stroll around the east side of town. I am amaze with the different Christmas lights I saw on the streets. It actually made me a little sad because it reminds me of home and my family in the Philippines. Well, while strolling around the neighborhood I also noticed that they are building another apartment complex next to the one we rented right now.

The most interesting part that I found out this morning is that the new apartment building that they are constructing has the same owner as the one we are on lease right now. I had the chance to talk to the manager today since our least is almost done and the apartment manager wanted to know if we will renew our lease for another year. I said we might but it is not for sure yet.

I then told him about this site called Approved Cluster Mailboxes which offers different types of mailboxes such as apartment mailboxes, commercial mailboxes, community mailboxes, cluster mailboxes or CBU mailboxes. He was puzzle at first but I told him that they might want to check the site for future purposes since they are building a brand new apartment complex. He was pleased with what I told him and he even told me that he would want to hire me in the future.


Geraldine

Eye Stye?

I woke up today with a swollen eye. I am totally freaking out right now but I am hoping it will go away before I go to work. One of my friends who I talk on the phone awhile back told me that probably I have eye stye. She told me to put warm compresses for 10 minutes on the eyelids at least four times a day. I check my eyes but I don't see any resemblance with the above image. I hope it will work out or I will be seeing a doctor tomorrow.

Geraldine

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stained glass Christmas cookies

Now that I'm living away from home and can't just drive an hour from my dorm room to go and get a good home-cooked meal from my parents, I'm getting pretty nostalgic for those times. Therefore I'm making strides to become a little more domestic myself. One thing that I'm really missing right now is homemade Christmas cookies, so I really wanted to make some special ones on my own.

 I went online to try and find a good Christmas cookies recipe because I don't have any on my own or even own a cookbook. But I mean, there's really no use now if you have internet access anyway. When I was looking up recipes a few nights ago, I found some information on a new internet service in my area and after I thought it over, I decided to change over my internet service to it.

One recipe that I found was for these stained glass Christmas cookies that I remember I made with my mom one year for Christmas. I loved them so much and they were so neat to look at, so I'm going to make some this weekend.

Guest post written by Alexis Gregory

Geraldine

Officially Enrolled for Spring Semester

I registered for two classes for Spring of 2011 and I am happy that I finally made it happen. I am actually tempted not to register for Spring semester because I want to work more before Summer comes. Hubby and I are planning to have our vacation again in the Philippines the summer of 2011. Anyways, I am only going to school from Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week; hopefully I can handle the stress again.

Anyways, are you excited to open all your Christmas gifts? I am definitely looking forward to know what my husband gave me for Christmas!

Geraldine

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Roof over Your Head

One of my good friends who lived in Austin the capital state of Texas is already making a well to do lists plan for the year 2011 which includes paying off their family car, house renovations, paying all their credit cards, visiting her family in the Philippines and renewing her licensed as a registered nurse. Apparently, her husband already had a Roofers Austin company in mind to which they will consider hiring for their house renovation after the New Year. Her family wanted to start their project immediately before anything else comes up because they are planning to buy another property.

I am really happy to hear about their plans and I would really love to visit them in the summer. Well, I was talking to her the other day and I told her that one of our goals next year is to start our family already because both my husband and I are ready to have our bundle of joy soon. We have other plans but starting our own family is our main goal for 2011.

Geraldine

Kids Christmas books

I was a little apprehensive when I was asked by one of my dear friends to help her teach a kids Sunday school class because I'm pretty soft spoken and was worried that I wouldn't be able to handle that many kids at one time.

But I really have had a good job and the kids are so well behaved! I knew that I wanted to get them a little something for Christmas this year, so I went online with my Wireless Internet Service to try and come up with some church-related gifts that I could give.

I was thinking about something that they could keep for a while and enjoy over and over again. After I thought about that, I decided to get each of them a kids Christmas book. They all love to look at the kids books in the room before class starts, so I think that they'll all like it. I'm also going to bring some extras in case some kids show up that don't come that often.

Guest post written by Sally Richards

Geraldine

Santa's Different Name Around the World

I have decided to share this very interesting article about Santa Claus and I would really love for you guys to read it. Before reading this article about a few days ago, I only knew probably two different names of Santa Claus. Here are some of his names around the world below.

  • Russia- there was a lady name Babouschka who would bring gifts for the children. The legend says that she failed to help the three wise men and she is now searching for the baby Jesus herself. Santa Claus is also known as Saint Nick in Russia but later known as Grandfather Frost who wears blue outfit instead of red.
  • Sweden- they called Santa Claus as Santa Tomte who is a gnome who comes out from under the floor or barn carrying his sack of gifts. He also rides his sleigh drawn by a goat.
  • Spain- Balthazar one of the three wise men is the one who leaves gifts for the children. The children put their shoes on the windows filled with straws, carrots and barley for the horses of the three wise men.
  • Poland- from Christmas to New Year the streets of Poland are decorated with lovely stall called Joselki. Each stalls is painted from a scene in the Christmas story.
  • North Pole- Santa's helper is getting ready to deliver their toys for the children in the world
  • Netherlands- Santa is known as Sinterklaas who arrived in boat and delivers his gift by horseback. 
  • Japan- Hoteiosha is a priest who is like Santa Claus to us. He is the one who brings the children their presents.
  • Italy- Santa Claus is known as La Befana who brings gift for the good and brings punishment for the bad.
  • France- Santa Claus is more known as Pere Noel. He is accompanied by Pre Fouettard who keep track of who has been good or bad for Pere Noel.
  • Denmark- he is known as Julemanden, he arrives in a sleigh pulled by reindeer with a sack full of gifts.
  • China- Santa is called Dun Che Lao Ren. The children hang stockings just as we do; only the Christians celebrate Christmas in China.
  • U.S/Canada- he is known as Santa Claus. 
  • Belgian- he is known as Saint Nicholas who brings them their presents.
  • England- Santa is known as Father Christmas, wearing long red robes and had sprigs of holly in his hair. 

Geraldine

Monday, December 20, 2010

You Are Hereby Invited to Shop

I am extremely excited to check out this flash sale site better known as Dvor dot com which specializes in different gears for every day usage. Dvor website is providing their exclusive clients with the newest and latest trends for outdoor gears, sports gear, electronic gears such as television, GPS tracking device just to mention a few. The coolest thing about Dvor website is that their products are exclusively for their members only. Take note, you have to be a member first before you can start purchasing any of their offered product.

If you are interested in becoming a new member of Dvor marketplace please sign up today and enjoy their exclusive offers here and then. Try this out today!

Geraldine

"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

I have been absent for the past few days in blogger land due to my busy schedule at work. I have been working longer shifts lately at my place of work and when I arrived home I am just extremely exhausted and my brain can't function well. Ladies and gentlemen I am back and ready for another week ahead.

By the way, last Thursday after hubby and I got out from our places of work we decided to watch a movie at the dollar theater here in our place. We actually watched the movie titled "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole which is based on a novel. The movie started when a young owl name Soren was kidnapped by an evil army together with his brother Kludd. He escaped and then found some new friends who helped him find the legendary Guardians who have the power and the ability to stop the menace.


This movie is really inspirational and it is highly recommended for your children to watch it. Check this out soon! I got the poster from Google image.


Geraldine

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cooking Gadgets

While cleaning the kitchen about three days ago, I realized then that we badly needed to throw some of our cookware away because some parts have crack on it or they are badly stained. It is very hideous and I can't believe that I did not even notice how ugly they were before. Anyway, my husband remembered that her mother left him a bunch of kitchen items that are still sitting at the storage room of his step father's garage for the past five years already.  He never take time to get those item for personal usage because it reminded him so much of how passionate his mother when it comes to cooking different dishes for the family.

I told my better half earlier this evening to get those items back because I know that his mother would be so happy if we will use all the kitchen gadgets she had left for him instead of just letting it sit on the garage and get rusted. I want my husband to always cherish all the memories he and his mom shared and for us to make brand new memories today!

Geraldine

Holiday Cottages

One of my friends from my place of work is planning to visit Europe next year together with her spouse. She said that they will be spending about three weeks abroad and they are planning to take a quick stop at the Holiday Cottages in Cornwall. I have not been to Europe but my father in law went there about two years ago with his children excluding my husband. My father in law along with his four other children have a wonderful experience touring the famous spots during their entire vacation.

My husband already promised me that we will visit Europe eventually after all my last step of my paper work is done. I am really looking forward to that because I am always fascinated to visit new places and I am planning to do it whenever I can. Well, hubby and I will be going out of town next week to attend a Christmas Eve party hosted by his older sister Mitch. We are so eager to get out of work and just enjoy the holidays with families and friends.

Geraldine

Thursday, December 16, 2010

FIFTYXMAS Code

I am glad that I enjoyed another coupon code discount for Xoom money transfer just one day ago. Actually, I wired some money for my family in the Philippines using Xoom money transfer and I got a 50% discount for the service fee. I use the coupon code FIFTYXMAS which is good until December 31, 2010. I feel very lucky that I was able to use this coupon because it helps a lot.

Grab this coupon code discount today and enjoy while it last! The image is courtesy of Google Image online.


Geraldine

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Foil tape Christmas ornaments

Right before and during the holidays, I'm always on the lookout for different craft ideas that I can do during my spare moments. As I've done this over the years, basically all of our Christmas decorations and ornaments are crafts that I've made. I think that it makes Christmas feel and little homier and they tend to last longer than decorations that I've bought in stores.

I was online with our Clear tv bundle about a week ago, looking for some things that I could make in the time before Christmas. I found all kinds of ideas that it was hard to pick out just one or a couple. They all looked so great!

One of those crafts that I finally chose to make are these foil tape ornaments that I thought looked so beautiful! They were a nice twist on regular old glass ball ornaments without being too crazy looking or looking like they're too hard to make. And in comparison to a lot of Christmas crafts I've done, they were a breeze to make.

Guest post written by Jackie Turlington

Geraldine

Happy Fourth Wedding Anniversary Honey!

Four years ago to the day, my husband and I got married in the beautiful sun city of El Paso, Texas. I thank the Lord everyday for giving me such a wonderful husband who loves me unconditionally and who is always there for me no matter what. To this day my husband still gives me butterflies in my stomach and I love him more and more each day. I love you honey and thank you for everything!


Geraldine

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Acne Kit Solution

Two of my younger sisters are currently suffering from severe acne problem and I am now thinking of purchasing some Acne Products for them to use. I really have a bad experience with acne's during my teenage years and I would never want my sisters to suffer more than they can handle. I am glad that one of my friends recommended me to visit this website called Murad who offers different Skin Care Products such as cleansers, moisturizers, supplements, eye care products, toners and more.

I also find out that this website called Murad offers anti aging products such as Intensive Wrinkle Reducer, Skin Perfecting Lotion, Perfecting Night Cream, Soothing Skin and Lip Care, Age Spots and Pigment Light Gel, Active Radiance Serum and more.

By the way, if you have any questions about their products just sign in and start chatting with a live responder or you can also give them a call at 1-888-686-8723. I'm planning to give them a call soon. Likewise, I have also included a photo of an Acne Kit that I will be buying for my sisters. Check this out guys!


Geraldine

When You Wish Upon a Shooting Star

I was lucky to have witness seven shooting star last night with my husband while we were cruising back from my place of work. It was really cool and I wish for seven things to happen below be my seven wishes:
  • Money- so I can purchase everyone a gift this Christmas
  • Happiness
  • Good Health
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Kids- looking forward to have our little bundle of joy
  • Successful career
Did you witness the meteor shower last night? I got the image from Google.

Geraldine

Signing a Lease

After I got out from my place of work last night I was scanning through my files of important papers on my closet and I realized that we need to sign another lease for our apartment. Time flies so fast these days but we are thinking of signing for a six month lease since we are planning to purchase our own house next year. I am looking forward to have our own house but I don't want to put a lot of pressure on my husband.

By the way, tomorrow will be our big day as husband and wife and I can't wait!

Geraldine

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Divorce Lawyer

I have never thought in my life that I will receive a double dose of bad news on the same day. Well, my first cousin who is the daughter of my Uncle whom we visited last Thanksgiving had told everyone that her husband of 15 years had decided to end their marriage. I never imagine that their marriage will end this way because they look so good together and they have two children together whom they adore and love so much. It really made me cringe and I feel so sad right now because I look up to them.

Everyone in my family is so shock with this news but both parties agreed to start deciding which Austin Divorce Attorney will handle their case. I know this will be very difficult for the kids especially that this process might turn ugly and I just hope for the best. I even offer my cousin to have her kids lives with us for awhile or if she needs anything. Anyways, I just hope that everything will be back in order in the days to come.

Good night y'all.

Geraldine

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Toll Free Numbers

I had recently found out that Namada is a company that offers international call forwarding as well as toll free forwarding services to any country around the globe.  This tollfreeforwarding services will definitely make life easier for any retailers or manufacturers out there who wants to conquer the world of business internationally. For instance, a friend of mine who now resides in Hawaii is into exporting and importing raw materials from the Philippines for their craft business. She had been telling me that she is trying to get a free toll number which she can use 24/7 for her business and her clientele.

Well, I am glad that I can offer her my help by telling her about what Namada is offering. Namada had been providing their customers the best international forwarding services, US and International Conference calls, toll free forwarding services, cheap phone call plans since 1991.

If you are interested to know their rates then I encourage you guys to check any of the links above. Try this out today!

Geraldine

Friday, December 10, 2010

How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes


My female colleagues at my place of work were sharing ideas on how they get rid of their dark circle around their eye area. Here are some ideas that I gather as well as ideas that I read from ELF.

  • Getting enough sleep is one secret
  • Putting sliced cucumber over your eyes. It is proven that cucumber have soothing effect on your eyes.
  • Always use sunscreen at day time and apply under eye cream at night
  • Drink plenty of water; your skin needs to be hydrated
  • Apply cold compresses under your eyes
  • Make sure to eat fresh vegetable and fruits everyday
Take note: 
The lack of iron can cause dark circle around your eye areas. 

Geraldine

Tis the Season to Loss Weight

I have been trying hard to shed some weight for the past few months now but diet and exercise alone is not enough for me. Frankly speaking, there are days that I am so self-conscious with my body and how I look. I want to change my eating habits but food temptation is too strong to resists especially that Christmas is just two weeks away. I want to scold myself for not able to control my appetite but I thank God for giving me such a sweet and understanding spouse who is always there to give compliments and who always make me feel that I am beautiful.

My husband shared to me that his Dad is actually taking some weight loss pills a few years back to help him maintain his weight. I saw some photographs of his dad before and after his weight loss. I was amazed and I wanted to try the best weight loss pills out there. I am lucky to have found this website called Shop Best Diets who has complete information about weight loss program, weight loss information, weight loss ingredients and more.

I might try the weight loss pills soon but for now I am just happy that my options are open. If you are interested about losing weight check this out today!

Geraldine

The Diary of Anne Frank Movie Review

A few weeks ago my husband and I met his family for a get together dinner. After dining out with them we were invited to watch a movie with them at my father in law's house. They decided to order on Netflix the movie titled "The Diary of Anne Frank" which was released in 2008. I was really touched and I shed a lot of tears while watching this movie. Anne Frank's life is an inspiration and although her father is the only survivor but I am honored to know her harrowing experienced being a German-born girl of Jewish descent.

I like this movie a lot and I encourage each one of you out there to watch it!


Geraldine

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Top Ten EC Droppers for November 2010


I would like to say a big thank you to all my EC Droppers for all your support and for inspiring me to always update this blog. Here are the lists of the top ten EC Droppers for the month of November.

Dropper # of drops
bethere2day 31
Beaded napkin rings 30
Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife 29
The Sewing Mom 28
Moonangelnay on Etsy 28
eastcoastlife 27
Contest and Promos for Pinoys! 26
Jennyholic 24
the way I see it 22
BeadedTail 21

Geraldine

Bulletin Boards

I received an email from my mom asking me for some ideas about what would be the best school project that they can donate for the school year 2010-2011. Actually, my mother is the President for the Parents and Teachers Association in one of the school in the Philippines and she is actually gathering ideas that they can discuss next meeting. The Parents and Teachers Association wanted to get a fresh idea and I suggested to my mother to have their association donate school bulletin boards for Grade 1 to Grade 6 pupils.

When I visited my family in the Philippines earlier this year, I have noticed that the school where I used to attend in elementary needs a decent bulletin board that they can use for the whole school year. Bulletin boards are a must because this is the place where the teacher usually put an announcement such as school activities, special holidays and so forth.

I am glad that I have visited this website called Bulletin Board Company which specializes in different bulletin boards such as cork boards, enclosed bulletin boards, magnet boards, fabric boards, combo boards, outdoor boards and more. By the way, I have also included a picture of my favorite bulletin board I saw at Bulletin Board Company dot com.

Check this out folks!

Geraldine

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Being Cheap or Being Thrifty!

I would like to share this very interesting article I have read from Yahoo Finance about two or three days ago and I actually heard this from a program hosted by John Tesh who is a famous musician as well as disc jockey. I never really thought before that there is a big difference between being thrifty and being cheap. Here are some great points to consider.



Thrifty                                                                                          
Purchasing things on sale                                                       
Putting away your money for savings                                      
Taking advantage of great deals examples                               
are -FREE REFILLS (soda,coffee)  
Giving gratuity base on the service you get such as                   
dining in a restaurant

                                                                          Versus

  Cheap

Only buying things when it's on sale
Saving all your money and live on nothing at all
Abusing deals such as never ending free refills
Never tipping is a sign of being cheap

Geraldine

Page By Page


We had visited my sister in law during our Thanksgiving trip about two weeks ago and I am amazed to see my little nephew's collection of educational books. My little man as I fondly called him is a huge fan of books and I can witness that these books really help develop his love for reading and to learn new things. He is only seven years old but he is well advance for his age. He always shares his love for the animals and he had been telling all our family members that one day he will become a license veterinarian.

My little man likes to attend his Boy Scout classes and he recently attended a boy scout camping trip together with my husband's other sister Miss J. He is also attending gymnastic classes as well as painting classes every weekend.  He is an only child and I am really proud to be called him her Aunt. I wish and pray that he will become a successful veterinarian someday.

By the way, that's my little nephew above and my other sister in law. Happy Wednesday blogger land!

Geraldine

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Full of Bliss!

Hubby received a surprise gift from my father in law today. He was all smile after I arrived from work about an hour ago and told me that we will check in at one of the luxury lodges that my father in law book for us. I was ecstatic upon hearing this good news and I gave my hubby a hug because this means that we will have a relaxing anniversary celebration. Everyone is delighted that we will be celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary next week; so my husband's father decided to surprise us with this amazing gift.

Actually, I am not feeling well because my allergies and sinusitis is driving me nuts today. I hate being sick and I wish it will go away soon. I am glad that I am off from work tomorrow but I still need to do another review for my final exam for Thursday and after that this fall semester is over for me. Hopefully, I will get my final grades on time so I can register for spring semester before January.

Geraldine

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pot Racks

I am looking forward to put up our Christmas tree this Wednesday. I am finishing with my project which is making my own Christmas decor so I can put it together with the rest of the decor this week. I am inspired to pursue this project because it brings a lot of memories when I was a kid. My gorgeous hubby on the other hand, is trying to organize our kitchen area because I had confided with him that I will be cooking a lot after this coming week.

One concern that my husband told me was that we badly needed a rack were we can put our pots on. I told my husband not to worry because I will be looking online to see if I can find great deals and I am not disappointed at all.  I have visited this website called Enclume Pot Racks which offers a huge selection of hanging pot racks, wall mounted pot racks, free standing pot racks, enclume pot racks accessories, enclume pot rack kitchen and home accessories and more.

I am so delighted to have visited this website and I am looking forward to purchase an item from them soon. By the way, I have also included a picture of my favorite enclume product above.

Geraldine

First Sunday of the Month

How's your Sunday everyone? I hope that each one of you out there have a great weekend. Honestly, I feel so relaxed today after working for 5 days straight and I am looking forward for a successful week ahead. I have already written in my previous posts that this week will be my last week of school and I am looking forward to spend the holiday with my family and friends around me.

Well, folks have a great evening and enjoy the rest of the day! I have also included a picture of my husband and I after church.


Geraldine

Friday, December 3, 2010

O Christmas Tree

On a cold, sunny, beautiful Saturday morning after Thanksgiving , my family load up in the minivan after setting our Security Choice home security alarm to venture out for that special Christmas tree. My husband, son, daughter, and I get up early and go out and eat breakfast.

We then travel to the North Carolina mountains where there are acres of trees. Picking the perfect tree means it has to be green, tall, and full. A full tree has character. The top of the tree has to be able to hold the lit star. We need full branches to be able to hold the weight of all those hand picked ornaments.

Once we have all agreed upon a tree, we then purchase our tree. We carry it as a family back to the van where it is tied to the top. On the way home we sing Christmas carols, and that night we decorate the tree. As we look at our finished masterpiece we then do a drum roll as the tree is lit for the first time. We gather round the tree and drink hot chocolate.

Thanks for the post from Wilbert Aguilar

Geraldine

Pinoy Style Fried Wings and Chicken Adobo

After I got out from my place of work I decided to go to the grocery store and buy some meat. I got a pack of chicken drumstick and chicken wings. Hubby requested me to cook chicken adobo and bake potato for our dinner. I did cook chicken adobo per request and bake potato but I also decided to fry the wings "Filipino style" and wow it's yummy!

I am now getting ready to watch some movie before going to sleep! Happy Friday everyone...

Geraldine

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jennifer Garner Makes You Believe

The article written by Alonso Kramer


Jennifer Garner warms my heart. She's a breath of fresh air from all of the actors on television. It's a been a long time since I have seen an actor possess this type of charm on screen. I am so glad that she decided to choose acting as her profession because she definitely knows how to engross an audience.

I watch Jennifer Garner all the time on DirectTV in a show called Alias. She plays a spy so well that you almost have a hard time believing that you are watching fiction. In this role she's sort of an agent that was involuntary inducted into the CIA. Her dad is also a spy, and this is where the real chemistry comes in. She enters into everything and is totally unaware of all that's going on. From the very first episode we know that she's just on the surface. We know that so much more will be revealed. The show progresses and her character reveals another layer with each episode.

All of my friends agree that she is one little tough cookie. She looks sweet and innocent, but she also becomes a trained fighter. She's amazingly focused and complex, and it's hard not to fall in love with her. She's the type of woman that makes any show better.  Jennifer Garner brings magic to television.

Geraldine

I Love A's, Who Doesn't?

I am so happy after receiving both my papers from my two classes today. I got A's on both papers for my History and Political Science, I am on cloud nine right now wohooo. Tomorrow is "dead day" which is a day intended to start studying before the Final exam next week and I am shooting for A's for my final grade. Waking up extra early in the morning is totally worth it, my hard work and dedication is totally paying off. Wish me luck folks!

Geraldine

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Life Insurance Needs

One thing I like about the United States of America is that people here are very independent. For instance, my husband's grandparents who are both on their 80's rarely asked help from their children or grand kids. They are both independent and their age doesn't stop them from doing what they love to do which is traveling around the world and live their life to the fullest. I wish my husband and I will be as energetic as can be when we reach that age.

Actually, my husband and I are looking for Life Insurance Quotes and Life Insurance Advice for the past weeks. It has been our constant topic for the past few weeks because we both understand the need and the importance of having the best life insurance we can get. Well, thankfully I was able to get an idea from Just Life Insurance dot com about where to find the best life insurance company out there.


What I love about Just Life Insurance is that they are very dedicated to help their clients find the right insurance policy or an insurance quote that fits your need. They also offer Over 50's Life Insurance for all the middle age people across America. Hurry and try this out folks!

Geraldine

Let's Celebrate

Fourteen days from today my dearest husband and I will be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. I am very excited to spend the whole day with him and just celebrate our union that day. I am always grateful for having him in my life and I thank God for everything. There is so much to celebrate this month. Christmas is fast approaching, my younger sister and my beautiful grandmother's birthday are coming and life is more beautiful!


Geraldine