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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Beef Steak - P365 # 178

We grilled beef steak last Monday night. We also had boiled corn and salad. We have been eating a bowl of salad everyday from our garden. It is really nice to grow veggies in your own garden because you know that it is pesticide free and all.  The money and time  we spent  in   putting up the garden is all worth it.
June 29, 2011:

  • I had an excruciating migraine headache yesterday.  I  took meds  before I went to bed hoping that  when I woke its gone but I still have it till now wahhh.
  • I am  making some beef polska kielbasa with shredded sauerkraut.
  • I wasn't able to go with the kids and hubby to the park because the sun light is just killing me.
Thanks for  dropping by folks!

Shopping your way at Become

We have so many baby stuff at our  storage area to get rid of.  One of these days, I will have to  do a garage sale just to dispose   all of these.  I actually sent most of  the kids stuff to my siblings  who has small kids but of course I couldn't send them the big items like  the crib, strollers, car seats, and others.  We won't be needing it anymore because we are done popping out  babies lol.  Two is enough for us.

If you are looking for new  baby stuff, there are so many selections of  baby walker, bassinet stroller, and other  baby products at Become online.  I especially  love the black crib bedding below.  It's very different from what I have used with my two kids.  I mostly used pink and blue with them but I think that this splash of dark color is  very stylish and unique.

What cool about Become is that you can find the best deal there is for the product that you are looking for through the list of online stores in their site.  You can compare the prices from every merchant and from there, you get to pick the best deal you could get online.  So if you want to save money, go to the site first and look at their selection.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pancit Canton with Boiled Eggs - P365 # 177

I am down to two packs of LM pancit canton, we will need to visit Asian store again soon. I always cook panton with carrots and napa cabbage then garnish it with scallions and boiled eggs. THe instant panton isn't that healthy but if you mixed it veggies, it equates it to a healthy meal (that's according to my theory lol).
June 28, 2011:
  • Wow, two more days left and June is going to bid bye bye.  Time flies!
  • It's gloomy today, the rain is planning to come down  hehehe.
  • No particular plan for today as hubby needs to go to school later on.  Wait, I still have a pending job, cleaning the windows lol.  I have been putting it off for days now wahhh.  Yeah, I know  the big L won't leave me lol.
  • BTW, before I go on and on with my blurb here, here's a link g for Self Catering Holidays if you are looking for  a place to stay during your getaway.
  • Okidoci, will  continue cooking, my bacon is sizzling now.  I will make fried rice for breakfast.
Have a lovely Tuesday everyone.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Colorful Egg Shells - P365 # 176

Here's a colorful pile of egg shells that I took picture of.
I know, you would think that I'm nuts for  capturing this trash before   throwing it away.  I just love the color, that's all.
June 27, 2011:
  • Hello everyone.  I just got done vacuuming the whole house.  Now, I planned to  start with my window cleaning but  there is something at the back of my mind  not to lol.  It's my big L  factor.  Maybe, I'll do it tomorrow instead since my  husband and kids are  asking me for us to do some  hiking up at Marland Heights.
  • I am thinking of taking some time off from blogging that is why I am  slowly disappearing from  other sites.   I am just so busy  cleaning, organizing, and doing  stuff with kids outside the home.  I hope that you guys will still visit, it is greatly appreciated!
  • I chatted with my former office mate before and she told me that she is still crazy over silver jewellery for her bling and other accessories.  I used to tease her about her collection because she got so many.
  • Alrighty, my angels are now getting agitated "Mom, please let go of the keyboard, let's go" wahhhh.


I made4 some BBQ the other day, it was delish. Ms. Burrito took a picture of me hehehe.
I am sure that grilling is not a thing that you do when you are saying in one of the hotels in york but it's so much fun to do BBQ.  I am about to grill some beef steak for dinner.

Gifts from Afar - P365 # 175

I received a package from a dear friend all the way from the Philippines, thanks a lot Ate Chay.
She sent me  two packages of laing,  different kinds of cooking mix, and shirt from the school where I used to work.  They celebrated  their golden anniversary this year and Ate Chay and Lynes are  so thoughtful to send each of us a shirt.  Thanks guys!
Here's my angels sporting their  new  shirts.
I cooked  half of the laing and gave half to a close friend here in the area who  is also a bicolana.  Ate Agnes gave me pancit bato in return, Oh I miss both of these Bicol  goodies.

June 26, 2011:
  • What a busy Sunday for me.  I finished up what I have started yesterday.  POrganizing   documents, cleaning  the basement, and rearranging stuff around the house.  I failed to  vacuum the floor but I will do it tomorrow.
  • I  took shower after filing  documents we received for so many months (I got lazy filing it monthly lol) then I cooked some pancit bato (noodles made in Bicol) and also made some toron.  Oh it was delicious!  It's been a long time since I tasted pancit bato and I miss it so much!
  • We visited my FIL after we ate then going home, we drove by power house and watch some deer leaping and running around the woods.
  • I still haven't started  cleaning the windows yet, oh I am dreading that lol.  I am eager to do it this week though.

Phone System

My FIl recently bought a new set of land line phone. When he buys stuff, he don't really read the details so he was so disappointed when he found out that it did not have an answering machine. Now hje wants o buy a new one. Anyhow, if you guys need a service for Phone System Instalation, you may visit the link and find out.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pineapple - P365 # 174

I found this lone pineapple at Walmart last weekend. It was only a dollar so I bought it. I let it sit for three days before I opened it up so it will ripen more.
Oh boy, when I sliced them, Zit was so sweet. What a great deal. I looked again today if they have it on sale but it was $2.590 each already lol.
June 25, 2011:

  • I wasn't able to blog  today, I got busy arranging stuff at the basement.  I wasn't able to  finish it.  I think, I  still have days before I finally  organize everything down there.
  • We went to Walmart and grabbed  some groceries.
  • We brought some stuff to cook at Dad's and we made and ate dinner there with him.  Hubby and I love to cook dinner  there because he seldom eats  heavy meal, he always eats  lights snacks.
  • Going home, we decided to  dropped by and visit  my BIL Dave for a little while.
  • Now I have a little time to browse and read about the Clifton Cruisers.
Thanks for visiting  friends, I am now off to bed.  

Rice Cake - P365 # 173

I conceived with Ms. Burrito when I was still in the Philippines which gave me an opportunity to enjoy a lot of Filipino foods before I came here. No wonder she love Pinoy foods more than our son, Mr. Burrito. I do believe that what a mother eats when she's pregnant, the baby will be accustomed in eating it when the baby grow up.
Once in a while, when we go to the Asian store in Pittsburgh, I always buy a pack of rice cake mix. My daughter loves it.
What do you expect when kids are in the kitchen making something with Mommy? MESS, lol!
June 24, 2011:

  • Oh boy, I finally got the chance to update here.  I just got done folding clothes (did not put it away yet lol).  I was planning to clean windows today but I got sidetracked of doing laundry and  helping hubby put together the computer desk we got for free from my BIL. 
  • I cleaned the basement and organized the kids toys which was scattered everywhere, phew.
  • We visited my FIL  a little while ago.  

Desire to Travel

We visited my BIL Dave yesterday and I can tell how being at home all the time makes him bored to death.  His wife Michelle told me that when she went home from work, Dave was scrubbing the carpet.  I feel bad for my BIL whose battle with cancer is still going on.  He still have to  sets of chemo to go and after that they will examine if it's totally gone or not.  Anyhow, him and my husband was talking about going to Talacre Beach errrr.. Lake Eerie but his wife said that she  doesn't think, he is allowed to go somewhere far yet.  

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Father's Day Dinner 2011 - P365 # 172

Hubby and I prepared some dinner over at Dad's on Father's Day.  We drove straight to his house after attending mass at church.
Vegetable salad.
Country Style BBQ'd ribs.
I made some lumpia early that morning and  fried some of it at Dad's.  I did not fry all of it as the other family members were't there yet.  They came later.
Egg noddles.
mashed potatoes.
A simple meal we all shared at  my FIL's back porch.
We did not have a ParkersHogRoast, but the meal we  devour was awesome!
Hubby made Dad a pan of  chocolate fudge.
I wrote  the message with a toothpick lol.

June 23, 2011:

  • We visited   Dad earlier then we drove by my SIL for a quick visit.  
  • t is now raining like cats and dogs over here.  I hope that it stop before my husband leaves to school, he still have a test tonight.
  • I had a bad migraine  when I went to bed last night but I did not take meds hoping that it would go away  when I woke up.  I messed up by not taking a medicine as I did not sleep  at all till three when I could take it anymore and  eventually  took two aleve pills, grrrrr.
  • I received  an expected package today but I dunno who the sender is.  It's a beautiful bag.  I still have to find out who send it lol.  Thanks anyway.  

Album and Photo Book

I ordered a bunch of photo prints from a while back but I haven't arranged it yea Maybe next time I'll just get a to an album. I still need to buy one photo album book instead of ordering prints.  Anyhow, today was an easy day for  us, I have a job to do around the house  but I have been putting it off.  I will have to do it sooner, maybe tomorrow while I am doing laundry.  I have to clean all our windows.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Parsley - P365 # 171

I bought a pack of parsley seeds at Busy Beaver and grow them in pots.  Considering the  price of  of herbs in the store, it's better to grow  it  in your home.  Both parsley in the pots were  planted by my Burritos.
June  22, 2011:

  • I was bummed out when I tried to upload photo this morning in my blog, it wouldn't let me.  I thought that  my quota is met again but I am only 69% of the storage I have paid for  in my Google account.  I dunno if blogger is having issues with their latest  application in uploading photo but  I found a way to  upload it anyway. I used the old version by clicking the edit html first then I turned it back on and  re-size the picture from there.  
  • So with my early frustration, I  went out and did some gardening.. again.
  • I made some pancit canton for breakfast, garnished it with  carrots and napa cabbage, and top it with boiled eggs.  Sold out!
  • Okidoci, I have to read and browse the selection of nursing home furniture  online.  I haven't been to any nursing home here in the area so I kinda like want to see what furniture  do they use.

Mother Ring

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Being a stay at home mom gives me a chance to explore  different stuff online.  I recently found a website that  makes  different kinds and designs of mothers rings.  The photo on the side is an Amoret sterling sterling mother's ring that I find very beautiful!  You can personalize it by choosing your birthstone and engrave your kids name on both sides.  Isn't it gorgeous?  Would you like to see their  beautiful selection?  Check 'em out!

Sports Optic

It's been two years since  my family went for a visit for the first to my family in the Philippines.  As part of our  getaway, we went swimming with the whale shark.  It was a moment  to remember, I just wish that we have one of those  marine binoculars so we could have really  see the whale shark underwater.  The photo show one of the sports optic available at  Please check out the different selection of binoculars at the above mentioned  site.

Wrapped Up Hotdog - P365 # 167

I watched a cooking show sometime last month and found a new idea to cook hotdog. Wrap it up with bacon before you grill it, it tastes yummy.
June 18, 2011:

  • I was planning to blog last night  but I was so tired that I just crawled in bed  after the kids  went to bed.  Then I woke up a little early today.
  • I need to clean the house  and do laundry today so I should be busy here pretty soon.  The kids and hubs are still snoring so I can blog a little before I cook breakfast.
  • We might go to Dad's later,  my SIL and NIL are having a yard sale  up there.
Alrighty folks, I'll do the tasks first  while waiting for my  angels to wake up.  Thanks for the visit.

Chemotherapy and More

We visited my  brother-in-law who has been battling with cancer.  The nurse who  is administering the chemo was there at my BIL's home when we arrived.  We've learned that  my BIL  had a shot that cost $10,000.  I almost dropped at my seat when  he told  us that.  My husband asked  him how  he would pay for those stuff  when the bills start piling up.    I heard him saying about  disability insurance  and filing bankruptcy afterwards.  I feel so bad for my BIL Dave,  he lost a lot of hair due to chemo so  his wife decided to just shaved it all.    He got so sick  on the  recent chemo treatment that he had.

Riding ATV

My sister-in-law,  Jill,  offered me to ride their ATV when my husband and I picked up  the computer desk that they gave us.  She said that I could drive around while waiting for the men to load the desk.  Again, I did not dare to try it  and did not eve bother to look if they are using  Polaris Ranger Accessories or not.  When it comes to stuff that involves driving, I am always hesitant to do it.  I'm sure that  riding an ATV is fun but it is not just my cup of tea.   If you guys are looking for certain accessories for your Polaris Ranger, check out the link I have provided.

Welcome - P365 # 170

Welcome is a simple word and yet always warms your heart. I felt so relieved and thankful when my family-in-law welcomed me when I first arrived here in US. I was Worried as I was travelling coming here but all those were gone when all of them Warmly welcomed me in their family.

At my FIL's home, you will see this welcome decor.
This one I took at the Vet's office.
June 21, 2011:

  • I let our bunny, Wubzy, out from his  White house  early this morning.  It's been days since he last came out because I was doing some gardening and I did not want him to nibble on my newly planted flowers.
  • According to one of the  website I have visited, today is summer solstice.  This will be the longest  day of the year.  IBT says "The Sun's angle is high before and after the summer solstice with a maximum number of daylight minutes. As the Sun begins to move lower in the sky, the length of daylight decreases, National Weather Service says."  Since it's the longest day, we have time to   learn about twin & earth.
  • I made   an omelet and rice  for breakfast.
  • Hubby have a big test tonight and he's stressed out.  To ease his stress away, he is working out at our basement.
Welcome to Spice Up Your Life everyone, enjoy your stay.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake - P365 # 169

We bought two  boxes of strawberries a couple of days ago and also bought a pack of mini  angel cakes.  Hubby made me one strawberry shortcakes and it was delish.  We only had frozen cool whip so it's a little messy.
June 20, 2011:

  • I was planning to  bloghop  earlier but  got sidetracked with  so many stuff.  We went to Lowe's and picked up a bag of mulch and other stuff, visited my FIL, then when we came home, I got hooked gardening again.  I was able to accomplish what I want to finish in the garden though.
  • We saw a colchester bmw when we went to  the store this morning.  It's funny when we are on the road, our daughter  is always fascinated with Mustang.  At an early age, I think, it's pretty good.
  • When I got done, hubby asked me if I want to go with him at Walmart but I refused lol.  I don't have time to bloghop anymore.  
Oh boy, I can't believe it is past nine pm already. It seems that time just slips away without me noticing it. We just got back from Eat'n Park, we decided to dine out as we never try that place yet. Besides, I was tired from all that gardening that I did today so hubby suggested for us to eat out. It was nice though, the food, the services, and the ambiance was great!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Baby Milkfish - P365 # 168

I am not fond of the whole milkfish but I like buying this marinated baby milkfish.
It's boneless so  even my daughter, Ms. Burrito likes to eat it with me.
I  always fry it and eat it with  salsa and rice.
If you have a  Chicago steak seasoning, you can sprinkle it before you fry it, it's so yummy!
June 19, 2011:

  • Another busy day for us.   After I cooked breakfast, I busied myself making some lumpia or egg rolls.
  • By the time, I am done with it, it's time for us to prepare and go to church.  
  • We went straight to my FIL after church and cook dinner there.  I  BBQ'd  some  country style  boneless ribs,  made some egg noodles, fried some of the lumpia I made earlier, cut up some fresh veggie salad, then hubby made  some mashed potatoes.  He also made Dad a pan of   Fudge.  Will show you the pics next time.
  • Our last trip was the mall, we   gave   Daddy a little shopping spree.
How about you, how did you celebrate Father's Day?

Saturday, June 18, 2011


It's Father's Day tomorrow folks, have you bought your hubby or dad their gifts yet? I am a queen of procrastinator hehehe. We will grab it tomorrow after church. He wants some of the Makita Tools but I already have something else in mind hehehe.


Do you know how to  use a photoshop?  I don't have the software but I want to learn.  I always admire  a friend of mine who  always  posts  lovely   images that is edited or tweaked with it.  I found some   photoshop training courses online but I am just not ready yet (financially) lol.  Hope you  guys are having a lovely weekend.  I am still doing my laundry whew!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Salad - P365 # 166

I made this salad for my snack sometime last week. I cut up some iceberg lettuce, sliced up some chicken nuggets, and put a little amount of dressing and ... burp.. Oppps.
June 17, 2011:
  • Holy Guacamole, it is now 11:31 pm and I just now had the time to blog wahhh.  My back and my hands are killing me.   My right index finger  got tore up from gardening huhuhu.   I am glad though that I am now 99% done.  I'll take a break tomorrow since I am so beat, I have been  working on my garden this week.
  • I  cannot bloghop tonight, I just want to lay down right now, the problem is I have tasks to write so  I'll suck it up lol.
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I have a little confession  to you guys.  I have a fear of heights but every time I see a video or  a show showing  paragliding, I feel like I want to try it hehehe.  Have you ever experience that?  It must be  exhilaration , nerve wracking, and at the same time exciting.    I think, in order for me to break my fear of heights, I need to experience this type of activity.  What do you think?  

Anyhow, I was browsing at the page of the   San francisco paragliding and it looks like a lot of fun base from looking at the pictures.  If you guys love this kind of adventure, please check out their website.  It must be awesome to be able to learn to fly  especially if you are   flying with your love one, hmmmnnn very romantic isn't it?  

so if you are looking for some exciting   adventure to do this summer, this one is worth checking out for.  You can find the full details by visiting the website.  You can also  give a gift certificate to a love that you know who loves doing this kind of thing.  You wait till I have the  guts and the  money of course to do this, I would, if I could lol.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Birthday Food - P365 # 165

Hubby volunteered to cook during my birthday but the water was shut off at our place so we went to Dad's after waiting for hours. It turned out, I cooked most of it hahaha.  Chicken wings.
I baked a pan of lasagna.
Hubby prepared vegetable salad.
He also made a leche flan, it was delish.  He know how to make it, I don't lol!
My niece in law also made mini cupcakes, thanks a lot Jen!
I turned 83 errrrr .. lol.
June 16, 2011:
  • I was so hooked up outside gardening that  I did not want to stop even if the sun was shining so hot hot hot.  I almost pass out due to dehydration lol.  I am just taking a break right now so I am updating this blog.  I am still not done with my gardening..
  • We visited my FIL a while a go for a brief moment.  I also checked the fotobook online.
  • Alrighty, I gotta get back to what I am doing.  Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Beef and Onion Slices - P365 # 164

My FIL was making a  beef stew  the other day when we visited him.  He asked me to brown the beef for him, I sliced some  onions and mixed it with the beef.  I like browning my  beef with onion, salt and pepper that way the meat absorbs the flavor  and it tastes good.  The stew was really good.
June 15, 2011:

  • I don't know what I got from gardening yesterday but my whole legs and arms are so itchy wahhh. They're all red and lumpy.
  • I have to continue my gardening today, I still have a lot of plants to transfer so pardon if I am not able to  visit you back friends.
  • Thanks for making breakfast hon!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sparkling White Grape Juice - P365 # 163

My niece in law, Jen brought a bottle of sparkling white grape juice during my birthday over at Dad's.   I tried it and my verdict was a little sour but sweet.  Occasions like this makes you  take  out the  Wine Glasses and just have fun.
June 14, 2011:

  • I slept until 8 am today weeee.  It's nice to be able to sleep in.
  • The mailman came early today (9:30) and handed me  a package from the Philippines.  Thanks for the birthday presents Ate Chay.  Love the laing, I would definitely cook some today.
  • I plan to do some gardening again today, I have so many plants in front of our house to transfer at the back.

GPS is a Good Investment

Both hubby and I don't have a good sense of direction.  We used to get lost whenever we are driving somewhere for the first time.  That being said, we invested into a good GPS gadget and now  we are confident in driving  to the place that we have never been because of the GPS.  It is a very good investment that we purchased.  You can now get mobile gps these days.  Ain't  technology gets better and better everyday?

Swing Set

Our goal of getting the kids a new swing set is not  very promising.  With the porch project that we are  financing, I don't think we can afford to buy a decent  swing set just like the connecticut swing sets that I've seen online.  We might be able to get it next year but not this year as we don't have sufficient fund for it.  I am still glad  because they have something to play in our backyard, they can jump in the trampoline and ride their wheels.  Those will keep them busy this summer.

Halo Halo Girl - P365 # 162

I mentioned in my previous post that Ms. Burrito love Halo Halo (it's a kind of refreshment/snack that is popular in the Philippines during summer time).  I always buy halo halo mix at the asian store whenever we go there and shop.  I used to make it for her but since she is the Ms. Independent Girl, she is prepares it now.
June 13, 2011:

  • We have water now, thanks God! Even though it's not in full force yet, I am glad to have  some.  Some part of Weirton won't have their water regulated till Thursday so we are very lucky!
  • It's weird that for a week or so, the weather here got so hot and then  yesterday it got cold again. It fells like it's Fall already.
  • I made some fired rice for breakfast today.  I am still thinking what I can prepare for lunch.  While I am thinking about it, I am also looking at the selections of apartments in fuerteventura.  No specific reason, I just love looking at those  fancy apartments.

Exercise and Watching Diet

My husband is working out again.  He works out like three times a week and cut down the portion of his food intake. So far he lost 10 pounds already since last month  even though  he doesn't take any bodybuilding supplements.  I am so proud of you hon, sorry I haven't doing my share of exercising but I guess gardening  helps a little bit on my exercise, if that counts lol.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Out in the Sun

I am so glad that  I was given a chance to try out  two   Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products.  It's very helpful especially for my kids who are always  out in our backyard playing even in the scourging  heat of the sun.  With  my children's age, 6 and 4, it's the stage where they are fearless so the chances of getting scrapes and cuts from playing is always possible.  The Walgreens Brand  Original Strength Antibiotic Ointment is really good in treating minor cuts and scrapes.  My son's knees healed up pretty quick after  he hurt himself from riding the bike.

Walgreens Way to Well Fund™ helps in educating the through the collaboration of some of the top health organization.  With this programs, consumers are well aware of what they can do to prevent  certain sicknesses and  stay healthy.  There are bloggers out there that are sponsoring giveaways about  Wallgreens Brand Health  and Wellness Products so watch out for it and join their giveaway to win some of the products from the said company.  With the prices of medicine and other  medical stuff nowadays, Walgreens will save you money.  The prices  are a little less compared to brand names products but you get to enjoy the same result.

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