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Sunday, April 29, 2012


Do you ever wonder what hidden talent yours children have? I often dream about what my children's talent would be. But,we can never make our kids be something they don't want. Still, I often wish one of my children will have talent and love for music. As far as my husband and I have observed, my youngest seems to be more inclined to music, be it singing or trying to play an instrument. She loves the Fresh Beat Band and wants to like "Kiki" who plays guitar and "Marina" who plays drum. She adores them and tries to follow there every move. That has prompted my husband to looking for music stores that offers lessons and that one of the largest retail of music band and orchestra instruments Music & Arts is just close by. The website itself is very user friendly with instruments and accessories easy to find. They offer rentals,repairs, lessons and they also have great deals online and in store. If your interested on learning to play an instruments go to "lessons" and put in your zip codes to find the nearest store in your area.  And your in luck because just for this week they are offering a 10% off in stores, just print out the coupon found on the site. If you prefer to shop online you are in luck with  iGive: $20 off $100 purchase Use Code: IGIVEMUSIC . Now that can make for an affordable musical instrument for your or your loved one.

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


With the weather suddenly turning cold, I have limited the kids time outside in the backyard. I feel that with the changing of the temperature from warm, very warm to suddenly cold will wreck havoc on my kids health. Anyway, my kids have a lot of toys and activities to occupy them inside the house. I wonder how the weather is in Minnesota? Just recently a friend of mine from high school just bought their very first house. She and her husband are now proud homeowners of a 3 bedroom house. If we only lived in the same state i would already be in a tizzy looking any cheap housewarming gift ideas. What would the perfect house warming gift be? If it were up to be I'd probably give them a nice picture frame of my family so they can hang them up among the many photos of their friends.I am so happy and excited for them. Will have to ask her to take more pictures of the new house. I wish I could see her and her sister in Minnesota. That will have to be added to my list of people to see...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Check out my tired, puffy and itchy red eyes. That is due to Spring allergy. Oh how I enjoy scratching my eyes out, not!!! It is such a pain in the neck and its very uncomfortable. One minute your doing good and the next your are just scratching your eyeballs out just to get relief from the itching you feel. It seems like my allergy gets worse and worse every year. But according to a doctor, this year's pollen is more brutal than the previous spring due to the mild winter that we had. Yup it was mild and that's the way aha, aha, I like it!!

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


Do you ever wonder if your chil/children have musical talents? When I wan young I use to think I had the potential to be a good singer or maybe play an instrument. That never came to pass for I am a horrible singer and I don't play any instrument at all. With that, I have high hopes for my daughters. They are still young but I hope they would be musically inclined. My oldest is 8 years old and she is showing signs of wanting to play the piano. She is still young and gets influence so easily. She loves Taylor Swift and says she wants to learn how to play the guitar. We don't have any guitar but knowing my husband once he hears about this he will go out and by one. He would probably check out some Applause Guitars and see what would be a good starter for his little girl. My kids playing any musical instrument would be awesome. Next year, Kayla will need to bring an instrument in her music class. We will just have to wait and see what kind of musical instrument she will be good at.


What has happened to Spring. One minute the weather was sunny and warm, the next its pouring rain and chilly.I shouldn't be complaining as the rain will help with Spring allergy. Nevertheless, rain and I are not good friends at all. I have been stuck in our house the whole day. What I find annoying when it rain is how my area gets all muddy, wet and dirty. We actually don't have carpets in but we do have several big area rugs throughout the house. Its a pain in the neck when you have a dog who want to go out in the rain to go potty and you have to actually wait for them to come back. I  have to wait by the door for our dog so I can dry him off. I had to put towels on our area rug so it won't get dirty from the mud. But nothing ever go as planned when you have kids. They just let him in and out without drying him off. I wonder if I can have a carpet cleaner do our rugs,lol. Would that be possible? For those families with carpets in the house and want a real deep cleaning, I hear that carpet cleaners durham nc guarantee an excellent service. Makes me want to have carpet in our house so I can just call them to come clean and steam my carpet. This way I get to have a professional do my work,lol. I seriously want this rain to just be over and done with.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


While at Walmart yesterday, I saw a beautiful Great Dane dog. He looks small in the photo but he was actually a big dog. I am amazed at how gentle Great Danes are. He is the second Great Dane I have seen that is very calm and behave in crowds. Like always I couldn't resist taking a photo, I didn't go to close since he looked like he was working. Usually when dogs are working their handler won't let them socialize with people. I don't  know if that is the norm but I have come across several handlers who would politely say that their dogs are working right now and they are not to be petted.

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


Never did I imagine that I would become a worry wart when it comes to my children's future. Yes its natural for a parent to worry about their children's future. The moment I became a mom was the moment I understood my husbands worry about getting the right life insurance. Now that my husband is considered middle age, he has taken it upon himself to find the best term life insurance quotes from different insurance companies. Everyone in my family has a life insurance but my husband wants to cover all the basis and get better life insurance if he can. My MIL turning 70 a couple of months ago has also been taking about her insurance. At first I didn't want to discuss things like insurance and funeral arrangement and benefits but I have come to the conclusion that If I want my kids to be taken cared of in case one of us passes away ,I have to pay attention and join in the discussion. Now I know the importance of finding the right insurance for our family.


Spring is my second favorite season while Summer will always come first in my heart. I don't usually enjoy spring season due to severe bouts of sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and watery eyes brought about by my allergic reaction to the many pollen in the air during Spring season. I do suffer a lot from Spring allergy but this year I looked forward to the beginning of mother natures rebirth.

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


At least the kids Trampoline has is up and assembled. That trampoline was in my MIL's room since last November when we got it for black friday. That was the only reason why my husband braved the swarm of people at Walmart to buy the Trampoline for the kids. We gave it to them for Christmas. We had to wait until it was warm enough to set it up for the kids. Thankfully, my husband's nephew Andrew came down for the weekend to help Ralph set it up. Actually, Andrew did all the work,lol. When Ralph got up it was already assembled. Kaitlyn and his cousin Andrew Jr. were the first ones to try it out.

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


Its absolutely that time of the month again where most people scramble to go on a diet in hopes of loosing a little bit of weight before Summer hits head on! I am embarrass to say that I go on a frantic exercise binge, and crazy diet. Its not like a really need to loose a lot of weight but I need to tighten and flatten some problem areas. I am not so fond of exercise but, there is one thing I have yet to try. A few of my friends have tried this one out and says its a great workout. I guess you know what I'm talking about,zumba zumba. This exercise regiment is effective as what I have been hearing and most of all it make exercise and loosing weight fun. A cousin of mine is actually a Zumba instructor and she does look great. since zumba is about dancing maybe i will be able to stick to it. I will have to try it out. I need to borrow a Wii disc from someone who has it, before actually buying it.

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