Thursday, December 13, 2012
It was for two different transaction each on different shoprite membership card. Couponing takes a lot of work and organization but it does pay off in the end.
A wedding is hard to plan when you are based in a different country. She based in Qatar, and has to put her trust into her wedding planner. Even though she is far she puts an effort on how she wants her wedding to be like. The wedding dresses that she has shown me were all beautiful but still has to decide which design. She showed me her Wedding invitations and they were simple yet elegant. It was important for her to make sure her wedding invitations were just right as it sets the tone for her wedding. I am just so excited for the whole preparation to come together. With the help of her wedding planner and the right vendors I am positive that she will have the wedding of her dreams.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Have you seen the movie " The Grinch who stole Christmas?" . Well it's no longer a movie, it's also happening in real life. I could not believe when I read the news HEERE about how 6k worth of toys from the Toys for Tots drive in Seattle were stolen. What has the world come to? I feel bad for all those organizers hard work. Not only that but the disappointment in the children's faces. What is the thief going to do with that many toys? Sell them on eBay? It's just leaves a bad taste in my mouth how some people have no remorse doing evil things. But according to organizers, the community have been rallying and helping out. It's good to know that inspite of the evil lurking around, goodness in people's heart still prevails. I for one am buying a couple of toys and donating them to charity supported by my local Walgreens. It's may not be much but to one little girl or boy it will make Christmas extra special.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
. It's imperative that people living in a state constantly visited by snow to invest on a good coat for winter. We are in DE and Invested on a couple of coats/jackets. My most favorite coat is what I call my granny coat. It's length is down to my ankle and it has a hood to keep my head and ears warm. It's perfect for a cold freezing day when I have to walk to the bus stop to pick up my oldest. My prayers go out to the people in the Midwest. I hope they keep warm and safe.
Ever since I fond out she was getting married I have been talking to her about her plan for her wedding. She has asked me for her opinion on the color motiff, flowers and also the wedding photographer. I got so excited talking to her about her wedding that I couldn't help myself finding out more about weddings. I spent lot of time looking at videos of wedding, photos,flowers and wedding dresses. I even checked out philadelphia wedding photography.That I checked out for myself when my husband and I would eventually have a church wedding or maybe just a renewal of vows. It doesn't hurt to plan ahead. All I know for certain that pictures is one of the best way to capture a specially moment. And with a special moment like a wedding it deserves to have the best.
I am just now getting back into the wave of things. Its been a wet, foggy day in my part of the world. At least its not freezing cold like in MN where they have gotten a total of 16" of snow. I would hate to be there right now. Sure my kids eyes would probably get so big seeing the huge amount of snow accumulation and would want to dive in it. My kids have been asking when we will be getting snow. The last big snow day they had was 2 years ago and they loved it.Not so much for mama and daddy. My dryer was constantly running, floor had to be constantly wiped and keeping track of the kids winter suits and gloves. While daddy had to do the hard labor of plowing the snow not just in front of out house but that also includes out neighbors house and half of the cul de sac. Good thing hubby has a snow thrower, its been a good investment so far.
It's just the beginning of the day and I wonder what is in store for me. I know! More cleaning, and cleaning and cleaning. It never ends when you have kids! So I am getting my butt of this chair and what needs to be done. Be back in a jiffy!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
As im sitiing here talking to myself I have yet to think about what else to say. My muse and inspiration left me for a while. If I don't start writting and updating I fear that I will never be able to pick up where I left off... Am I back for good? For now, yes I am. I have so much to write down and chronicle. Blogging use to be a way for me to keep track of whats been happening and how my girls are growing. For that reason alone I will dust my writing skills.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I convinced him to just give it a few more days and just let the pool filter do its job. If it still won't clear up after a few days I told him i would help him drain the pool. Thankfully i was right, the pool cleared up day after day until finally we could see the bottom of our pool. We were both ecstatic. I knew it was only a matter of time until the pool water clears up. The pool filter just needed to run a good amount. Every morning either Ralph and I would go check if the pool got clear. I am just glad for Ralph that he finally got the result he wanted. We are definitely ready, BRING IT ON!
Friday, June 1, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
My 2 favorite set of accessories are my silver jewelry and my gold jewelry consisting of necklace, bracelet and rings.I also have other fashion accessories made from beads and what not. Wearing accessories is one way of sprucing up your outfit without costing you an arm and a leg. So if your on a budget but still want to look fashionable and want to dress up your outfit, get a couple of inexpensive jewelry and make it work!
Some days I am so happy and content that I forget about trying to get pregnant but 90% of the time it's all I think about. The longing and heartache is specially strong when I see an infant. My coupon buddy Allison knows how much I have been longing for a new baby. She was hesitant to tell me that she was pregnant but finally told me. I am happy for her but I wanted to yell and scream at the same time. My heart felt so broken, I had to force a smile. I am so glad she understands me. I don't want to be depress and sad anymore but I just can't help it.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I can't believe its been a month since my last update. I use to love blogging and update my blogs regularly. I guess I am feeling burned out. I do love to write and blog about the daily happening in my family's life but at the same time I get so lazy sitting down and putting them into words. There is no excuse for my neglect. A lot has happened within the month and I intend to write all about it. I just hope I don't bore my followers and readers with my story telling,lol.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Don't just take my word for it. Go check them out and have fun browsing at the hundreds of musical instruments they have to offer. Let music be your voice and be heard!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
With the rain we have been having it has helped a lot with the pollen in the air. My allergy is not as bad as it used to. I can finally breath easier, my nose got to rest a bit and I don't have to breathe through my mouth at night waking up with a very dry throat and mouth. And lets not forget about the sneezing. Every time I sneeze and hear someone say "bless you" I tell them to hold it because there will be more coming, lol. Seriously now, I accept my allergies gladly (doesn't mean I won't complain) as long as I know Summer is just around the corner....
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I was not a dog lover. In fact, It a while for me to even warm up to the thought of getting a dog. My reason for not wanting a dog was simple. I didn't want my house to smell like a dog. That all changed when my BIL's dog had a litter of puppies. I couldn't very well say no, I was defeated 3-1. Our dog Sunny has won me over, he is the gentlest and sweetest dog ever. He is amazing with the kids and watches over them like a mother hen. Since our dog is 112 lbs I want another dog that is big so hence, the Great Dane. Hopefully within the next 3 years we will own one. Until then, I will just be content admiring them from afar.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Spring is usually my time to start loosing the weight gained from the cold winter months. I like to say that I hibernate in the winter, my excuse for eating and gaining weight. Its around these time that I try to exercise and go on a diet to loose that extra pound in order to fit into my bathing suit. I have held off taking weight loss supplement. However, this time around I got my hand on an all natural diet pill. I am more confident that the all natural diet pills side effects won't be as harsh as other diet pills. Exercise and diet is still on my agenda, the pill is just a small boost to help me start loosing the extra weight. I have already lost a fair amount of weight but it seems that I have plateaued . The pill will be the extra push to help me reach my goal. In due time I will be ready for my favorite season which is Summer!!!!!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Ralph and I knew that kids would love the trampoline. The trampoline is the latest addition to our mini playground, lol. Let me tell you, my kids have almost everything, We got the swimming pool, the sandbox, the swing set, trampoline and a big yard to run around and play hide and seek. My kids are the active kind, they love to stay outside in the backyard to play and get dirty. The trampoline is also a big help for both girls since they are studying gymnastics. As for next year, we don't know what we will be adding. Maybe a zip line?
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Don't you just love getting stuff in the mail. I get so excited whenever I get something in the mail. weather it be letter, junk mail or free sample from different products. This week I finally received my sample of the tide pods. I have heard so much about this tiny little pack of laundry soap. I must say, Tide is still the best detergent I have ever tried so far. It really does take out stains, whitens and smells great. One of my most prized stockpile is my bottles of tide laundry detergent. Its not a lot but it's more than enough to last me 6 months of laundry, I think,lol.
I was so excited when I recieved my tide pod sample in the mail. I tried it right away and I was not left disappointed. It really works, It comes in a small pre measured packs. Its so easy to use, just drop it in your washing machine, can be used cold, warm or hot water. I actually like it because you don't have to worry about spill. Sure, the price of Tide is a little bit more expensive than other laundry detergent but It does prove its worth. I have learned to buy my tide when the go on sale. With that said, I am on a constant lookout for Tide sale. My tide is only used on our whites and what I consider special garments, lol
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
This is my family
Taken last March 3rd, we were celebrating my MIL's 70th birthday. All her kids and grand kids were present. Its always a blast a trip having all of us in one roof. A typical Italian family,always loud! Instead of having dinner at our house my MIL and I decided to just eat out. This way we didn't need to cook or clean anything. All we need to do is show up, eat, have fun, pay the bill and leave the clean up to the bus boys, lol. We ate at a Chinese buffet. Most people would say why the Chinese buffet? First, its very affordable since not all of us can afford a $50 meal each on one sitting. Second, we happen to love the diversity of the food. We had to be seated in their party room and boy did we laugh our hearts out. It was really fun. Although, the food selection this time was horrible, it was bad! In spite of that, it was still a family filled day.
We all went back to our house for more talking and laughter. It was at our house that MIL wanted to get a picture of her kids and their respective family. The picture above is my family with my two beautiful girls, husband and loving Mother-in-law. I wonder what next year is going to be like. Maybe we will have it at our house this time, who knows!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I felt so horrible. While I felt bad my husband on the other hand was laughing at me. He could not believe I forgot to put water. I scramble to save my flowers but only 3 survived. At least my husband didn't get offended. From now on I will put water first before I cut and arrange any flowers,lol
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Well, a couple of weeks before Valentines I have been no so subtly been hinting to my husband I wanted flowers. And as the days got closer and closer i didn't hint anymore, I demanded I wanted flowers! You see, the last time I got flowers was for our 3rd wedding anniversary and I didn't expect it at all. So with that it seemed like he was developing a pattern of giving me flowers every other year, that every other year was this one! From my previous post we didn't celebrate on the actual day. We just had dinner at our house with all our favorite food.
Valentines morning rolled in and I was a little bit surprised that there were no chocolates, card or flowers and little trinkets for me and the girls. However, I did make some glittered hearts for the girls on the table. My oldest was so sweet when I woke her up. The first thing she did was gave me a big hug and said " happy anniversary mama!". That right there was my Valentines gift from my girls. Back to the flowers. As the day wore on I got a little bit irritated, husband was still upstairs sleeping. I was wondering when he was going out to get my flowers. Finally at past 1 p.m he woke up and called me upstairs. I was getting snippy and annoyed, hubby sensed it and he immediately explained. He ordered flowers to be delivered to our house on Valentines day. He wanted to act like he wasn't going to get my anything at all so I would be surprise when I get the delivered roses. It was not to be! The flower company he ordered from sent him an e-mail at 1:05 that they could not deliver due to the high influx of orders that came in. To prove that he was not lying he did show me the email. He was so bummed but I was happy. All that mattered to me was that he tried. Hubby ultimately went out to get me flowers and I did get my flowers. They may not have been as beautifully arranged but it was perfect.
I am the kind of person who treasures the simplest of things. For men who have missed out on getting the best valentines gifts for girlfriend fret not. Your gift doesn't have to be elaborate and grand. Whats important is the effort and thought you put behind the gift. As far as the saying goes " It's better late than never".
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thanks to Roman May
My grandparents have been using their wireless internet service West Palm Beach connection to stay in touch with us since they moved. They recently decided that it was finally time for them to move. They have been talking about moving to their beach house as their primary location for years. They probably should have done it a long time ago because they spent a lot of time there, but they liked being able to see us grow and make it to our baseball games and tennis matches. They also liked seeing us every weekend. Now, that we are in college, they made the decision. They sold their house in town and headed to the beach. They even traded up and got a bigger place with a few more bedrooms to try and get us to come visit more often. It has worked. I have been e-mailing with them lately because they have invited my sister and I to come to the beach for spring break and even letting us bring our friends from school. I am just not quite sure that they know what they are getting themselves into.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Valentines day was celebrated a day early at our house. Why? The girls had Gymnastics on Valentines day itself and it would be to late if we go out to eat. Besides, I wanted to celebrate at our house. I wanted my husband to cook me my favorite food which is steak. Ralph cooks my steak the way i want it and I for one just love the way he flavors my steak. We had shrimp, corn in the cob, steak, rice and mac and cheese I think. I ate sat at our table not talking for about 5 min. I was just shoving steak and rice in my mouth as fast as I could. That is how much I love the way my husband cooks my steak. It was a great dinner. Next year, we are going to try to celebrate by going out just the two of us. What about your Valentines?
Friday, February 17, 2012
Even thought the groundhog has declared we will get a few more weeks of winter, I am certain though that we are close to welcoming spring. And I for one cannot wait until it gets really really warm. The kids haven't really gotten very sick this winter season. Sure they have he sniffles and cough but no fever so far. I hope i don't jinx myself when I say that. Having a sick child is not easy and it pains every parents heart to see their child not feeling good. Hopefully the weather stay like this so we can walk to Walgreens everyday,lol
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Scouring for deals always makes my heart start pumping fast. The exhilaration I get for finding what I want is something else. Its like a drug, I get my high from couponing. And so I got exactly what I wanted. If you ask me about the KY Jelly the answer is, NO, we do not use them. I just got it solely for the purpose of getting a $10 Target GC and I will be giving the KY to my husband married niece and nephew. My total for today's haul is $12.81. Yes, you read it right. The only thing I got that I didn't have coupon for is the paper plate. But since we were out of it, I decided to get it and paid full price,lol. All together my trip to the Mall was a big success!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I even remembered that I had another blog for my cheap find. The last time I updated it was like 8 months ago. That was a total waste of hosting and what not. Reviving that blog was to be my new mission but if I can barely update 3 blogs how much more if I add 1 more? I don't know if I can do it but I can at least try and if it fails then, at least I tried.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I am not laughing at religion. I am proud to say I am Catholic but I haven't been as active as I should be. Going to church used to be a necessity for me when I was still in the Philippines. It is embarrassing to admit that I haven't been to church for the longest time. Making excuses as to why I haven't attended church will not make a difference. I will have to make a conscious effort to do that regularly. I want my children to grow up with God and to understand and respect all the church holidays. Once I learn to drive things will be different. One thing for sure, I know that I believe in God the Almighty..
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Having kids has made me really aware of how far behind I am when it comes to technology. I really wish I had learned all these things before it was do or die time but I guess now’s as good a time as any and it’s important that I’m learning now and not that I’m not already knowledgeable. My kids are really great about teaching me what I need to know to get by – they’ve helped me set up the TVByDirect and get a good wireless provider and all that and they even showed me how to work my new iPhone when I finally broke down and bought one. I can’t believe that me, I’m a smartphone owner, but hey, that’s what you’ve got to do to keep up with the times. I can’t believe how many things there are to know not to feel like you’re totally out of the loop but I’m getting there, slowly but surely and that’s what really counts. Right? Am I right?
Saturday, January 14, 2012
4 Chex Mix
2 EOS Shaving Cream
1 Tom's Maine kids toothpaste
1 Kids Omega Smart DHA
1 Tylenol Precise
2 Colgate Total
1 Snytha bar
1 Reach Floss (not in picture)
2 Candy canes and
3 Holiday Pencils
Retail Value for the whole thing is $37.5o. And guess how much I paid for all that? Drum roll please..............
My total out of pocket was $.10 cents. Below is a picture of my actual receipts. I love couponing and I am going to keep on clipping and saving until they say that its illigal to coupon.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A big part to blame for my neglect is my newest addiction. Yes, I to have gotten addicted or got bitten by the bug. The coupon bug/addiction that is. I officially started couponing last October 2011 and have not stopped ever since. In fact, I have gone full speed ahead, lol. I am still a greenhorn compared to all those people that have been couponing for years. I am proud to say that I learned on my own with the help of a few websites.
As a stay at home mom, my days can be very boring. I miss the interaction with adult people and other people in general. Couponing has given me back my confidence to try out new things and be heard. Couponing has also given me back my body, lol. Since I have been couponing I have walked to our neares Walgreens almost everyday and its like a mile going to and back. Loosing weight the fun way and a way that I didn't even notice. Yes, couponing is fun for me, its my newest hobby and addiction. And no, I am not like those couponer on the show that has a big big stockpile. My stockpile is still growing everyday, little by little.
How about you? Have you thought about couponing?