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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunset

Last Friday, we went to McKees Rocks in PA  for my  husband's participation in the 5k run.  The  race did not start till 6 pm.  It was already getting dark when we hit the road going back.
 We saw this beautiful sunset going back home.
 We planned on participating on the 1k  race but  after seeing the  venue, we decided not to especially that our daughter wasn't feeling well that time.
We were there for moral support for my husband and we feel good to be part of his  getting fit goal and journey.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

iPhone 4S Camera

I take photos everyday and most of the times, I plan on posting them in my blogs but just did not have the time and forget about it. Here are some of the photos that I took some time ago which I told myself to post here but wasn't able to. Now that I am thinking about it, I better do it before I forgot again, sigh.
Those photos were al taken using my   iPhone 4S. I love that it is portable and I can  take photos anywhere I go without having to carry a bulky camera but I don't really like it's resolution.  I mean they are not bad but they are not great either.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tomatoes

Nothing can beat the feeling of satisfaction when you start ti harvest what you have planted in your garden. My  tomatoes are starting to  ripe now.  I was going to wait till they are fully ripe to pick them but the strong wind knocked some of my  tomatoes already, sigh.   We have been enjoying a fresh tomato salsa  now.  My  daughter loves it when I chop some tomatoes, and ad  soy sauce in it.
I have different kinds of tomatoes, roma, big boy, cherry tomatoes, and other kinds.

Good Insurance Saves You Money

If it wasn't for a good  insurance policy that we have  for our family, our dental bill must have been piling up by now because my kids teeth are very brittle.  They break so easily and as a result, we go to the dentist quite often.  But since we have two  dental insurance , we almost have very small amount of co pays.   Below are some photos of my kids at the dentist's office.
It is so nice to have a good insurance policy that  meets the need of your family because it saves you money.  If you want to know if you can save  or not with your current plan, I recommend to compare quotes from  don allred insurance.  You will be able to compare prices  and you are on the road to saving if you can find a much lower payment but gives you the same service on an insurance.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Golf Clubs, Painting Project, and More


Do you remember these golf balls that I posted on my other blog?  These were given to my kids by our family friend here in the neighborhood.  The couple are golfers and they have  a selection of golf  stuff and accessories displayed at their entertainment area  in the basement.  They have quite a collection  of golf putters that they  accumulated over the years.  I thought I have lost these  balls because I couldn't see them anymore but when I organized my kids  toys at the basement, I found them again.

I am on the process of relocating my home office down the basement but before I do that, I want to brighten up the look of the basement so I decided to paint it  white.  We painted it  like purple-ish pink when we   updated our basement but looking at it, it is so dark.  I started my painting project last  weekend and I haven't back there yet.  I plan to make some progress today though.  Here is the look of my basement, soon to be my gym, office, and  play area for the kids.
I can already see the big difference  after painting one of the  walls.
Wish me luck on my painting project.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pumpkin

I did not  plant pumpkin this year but two just  came back from last year's  seeds on the garden.  I haven't seen any fruit yet.  Well, I did see a couple but they did not mature so I don't know if this will give me fruit or not.  I hope that I can get some pumpkin before Halloween comes  for us to carve.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Children Deserves a Pristine Planet

Weekend is always busy at my end because I do a lot of cleaning and laundry. I was particularly excited to do the laundry last weekend because I wanted to try how this Soap Nuts Liquid that Green Virgin Products sent me to try and review.  I love that it is  available in HE washers (high efficiency) because that is what we have at home. 
I was a bit skeptic how this little of a bottle can do  120 loads, I thought there is no way. When it arrived, I was very curious so I used it  with my  weekend laundry. See how small the bottle is compared to my other  laundry products?
The package came with a pump. A regular load of laundry needs two pumps of this non-toxic and hypoallergenic laundry detergent called Soap Nuts Liquid. So what is soap nuts liquid made of? According to their description, soap nuts are the  fruit of the Chinese Soap Berry Tree that has high saponin content.  Saponin is the natural soap content found in the shell of this berry that has cleaning ability.
This is highly concentrated that's why you only need two pumps for a regular load.  This small bottle costs $18.95 and it it is good for   120 wash  loads  and  another  great thing is, you don't need a fabric conditioner when you use this detergent.  So not only that you are saving money in using this non-toxic and eco-friendly laundry detergent but you are also saving  Mother Nature by not using non-toxic  products. 
I did four loads yesterday so  should have  116 loads left in this 8 ounces bottle of soap nuts laundry detergent.   With my first experience of using this soap, I can say that the clothes are so soft. I would probably buy this again just because it is eco-friendly and our children deserves a pristine planet and that's what Green Virgin Products aimed for.

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Black Eyed Susan's Beauty

Black-Eyed Susan is one of the common   plants that I have in my garden.  They are so easy to  maintain and they come back every year.  My husband isn't very fond of these plants but  am the gardener so I decide which goes and which stays lol. I say, the B-E-S stays!     
Here's how it lok on the early stages of  bloom.
Here's the fully bloom ones.   The bes agred with me, black-eyed-susan should stay hehehe.
Isn't it pretty?  When I look at it, I see between  zinias and sunflower.  

Bees and Mint

This is the first time that I've sen my mint bloomed.  I think the bees love it's flowers as I've seen a couple of them feasting on it.
I love incorporating mint leaves in my coking and in my smoothies.  It is so god  together with  fresh cucumbers and some ice when blended.
Come to think of it, I will have to make some again tomorrow. It might help ease the pain I am having with dysmenorrhea.  We will see.

Twin Cucumbers

I picked some more cucumbers this morning to give to a friend who is craving for some.   I got one that is very unusual, it's a twin cucumber hehehe.
A friend of mine asked me if she can buy some of my veggies from the garden but I told her that I will give her some after all, she is preggy and she's a friend so why sell. To bad, I did not have any more beans so I can only give her tomatoes and cucumbers.
If I harvest  more tomatoes, I will  have to make me some  home made tomato sauce again. It is great to cook with homemade sauce.
If only I know how to make pickle, I would pickle  the cucumber because  the only cucumber plant that I have is giving me so much fruit.

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