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Monday, December 24, 2012

Wreath

These are the wreaths we have a t home. The one on the left is a store-bought but the one on the right is homemade. My daughter and I decorated it ourselves.   Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
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I wish you all  a peaceful and merry Christmas.  I pray that  the families who lost their loved ones in Connecticut will find peace despite the horrific tragedy.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dig Pink

 Saw this "Dig Pink to Beat Cancer" sign when we went to the store a few weeks ago.  I was planning to  post this  for Pink Saturday   a couple of weeks back but forgot wahhh.

Keeping Warm on Winter

Having a warm home during winter time does not only consist of having  the best heating system.  There are other factors that contributes to   low  energy bills such as having a good insulation in your  attic and having a well-insulated  windows and doors. That is one concern we have with our home, the insulation is not  so god that's why we have such a massive electric gas bill during winter times    .  We sometime puts on our electric heater especially during night time because the bedrooms are  cold.  

Too bad the Creative Energy Exteriors website is down for maintenance, I was going to canvass for prices about window replacement as it is one of their  expertise.  Their services includes replacement of windows, door, sidings, roofing, sun rooms, and custom built decks.  I'll  Visit www.CreativeEnergyExteriors.com again next time because I want to know their pricing about sun rooms   We are planning to have  an  add-on sun room to replace our small back porch in the future. 

Right now, our heater is continuously kicking on  because it is so cold outside.   Good thing, we have  two extra portable heaters  that we can use whenever we want to stay at the basement because it is so cold down there.  We closed the vent  down there so all the  warm air will come up so when the kids wants to play in their play area, I  plug or portable heater to keep them warm.

Winter is not my favorite season because I am not used to it.  I grew up in a tropical country and living here  was a big adjustment for me especially during winter times.  My nose gets dry and sometimes bleed and I can't stand being outside for a long time so even if I want to play with my kids,,  I just can't.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas at Home

My husband thinks were funny when me and the kids put up our Christmas tree last Veteran's Day lol. I'd like to decorate early for Christmas because I like to enjoy it a little bit longer.  Well not long enough for it to reach Valentine's day but 6 weeks or so.
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The fiber optic  tree below was given  to the kids by my Father-in-law last year.    I got tiny  ornaments  to hang  on it  at Listia.  The Santa  at the bottom of the tree is my husband's  ever since he was a kid so my FIL gave it to the kids as well.  
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I put some Christmas touch in our kitchen window.  I used the Christmas  glasses that the former owner of this house has given us and filled it with some  balls and the pink and violet cup cakes ornaments that I won at a giveaway last year.
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I bought the Thomas the train hooks to hang the  stockings at a thrift store.  The cute  tree  that is made of tulle is the prize I won last year from one of the giveaways I entered.  I forgot about it already as it wasn't delivered last year but the host of the giveaway contacted me last  month and said that she hasn't forgotten me lol.  The color green and red of the tulle is perfect for the  snow man that I won at an auction site.
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The kids wanted to create a tree  out of the  plush toys and other stuffed animals they have and that's the closest thing we've  created.  Holly is the star of that tree.  

Friday, December 14, 2012

Potty Training a Pup

Photo isn't mine

I am so glad that  it didn't take long for us to potty trained our new pup, Bolt.  Within  few weeks of training him, he was already housebroken  which I am very happy about.  We are just fortunate that we have him during summer time because it wasn't  that hard to bring him in and out the back yard.  We actually potty trained him faster than  our Jack Russel Terrier, Champ.     I am a happy  camper that both of them are house broken as it is very hard to clean a soiled carpet  when they do have an accidents.

For those who doesn't have time to potty trained their pet, did you know that you can buy  an indoor pet potty?  Yep, you could.  Just like what you see at the photos.    A friend of mine actually use  the same product  like this one when she was potty training her dog, Maggie.  You can find this product at Modern Puppies website.  Isn't it amazing how technology advances.  Everything has a solution  to an issue such as pet potty training and other  things that has to do with your  lovely furry babies.  It's actually not hard to potty train a pup,  the thing is, you have to have a discipline for yourself and  instill discipline for your pup as well.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pens a & Crayons

I love the shadows of my pen collection on the wall.  I like to collect unique pens, magnets, and   mugs.  These are the odd three that I love collecting.  Hubby said that I should let go of the mugs I have but I want to hold on to it for now.
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Ripley's Believe it or Not!


I love watching TV shows that are extra ordinary, the out of this world kind of  things like the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!  Some of those things that they  show at the  said show  is so bizaare  that you would think twice if it's really real or not.  As I have said, I love that kind of shows because it makes you think, it makes you pause and  ponder on things.  It made you  realize that there are  people out there who are very unique and capable of doing things, unimaginable things, that  no one can do but them.  If you are a fun of the show, just like me, I am sure that you are aware of the book that they published some of the most  memorable episodes that they show on TV.  This year, the book publishing has a twist.  You can actually download an app that would let you see the the hidden  content in the book to come alive.  


Ripley's Believe It or Not! Download the Weird is  packed with the weirdest but coolest fact about Titanic, the real life story of the elephant man, and many more  crazy stuff.  So if you want to meet the world's oddest couple who does crazy stuff, this book is for you.  This is a great  option to give as a gift this Christmas.  If you  have a friend or know someone who loves the show, I am sure that they would love the new  book with a twist.  Don't forget to download the app when you buy the book.  You can download through iTunes or just follow the  link provided above.  Watch the video below for more information.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Perks of Blogging

Unexpected crashing of  your computer unit is one of the  unwanted  expense that you have to deal with but it's necessary especially if you are a a work-at-home kind of person like me.  Unexpected prizes are always a delight.  I received  a Gorton plate last week but I am not sure how I got it since I can't remember  entering a giveaway about it.  I also received the prize that one of my blogging friends  have hosted in her blog, thanks Mel!  Lastly, I was surprised when one of the companies sent me a piece of clothing to review  with a ripped tag.  
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A work-at-home-mom (WAHM) with  two  lovely kids and a loving husband.  Passionate in writing about  family, product reviews, and  other related articles.  A Mom, a Wife,  a Blogger/Writer, rolled into one.

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