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Monday, June 30, 2008

Soda Alert

No party is complete without soda. The only thing about soda is that it's all sugar. Aside from that, soda contains phosporic or citric acids which can damage our teeth. Recent studies show that the high fructose corn syrup which gives the sweet taste to sodas may cause uric acid overload. Try to avoid drinking soda like water. Two to three glasses should be fine when you're in a party. You may also try other drinks or if all else fails, filling up on a nice glass of cold water is better.

Free Listings

If you are looking for great deals on foreclosed real estate and assets, you don't have to pay for charges and services other web sites offer. Almost all sites listed in search engines have charges, but if you will do your homework really well, there is a web site that offers FREE foreclosures service.

The Free Foreclosure Blog is your online resource for free foreclosure listings. Whether you are looking for properties within your area or nationwide, the free foreclosure search tool will help you find them fast. What's great about this site is, it is more personal as the author, Gwen, also blogs about the free service. Aside from her free foreclosure lists, there are tips to guide those who are trying to get a deal on a foreclosure home.

Visit the web site for more info. If you need to ask her about her free listings, feel free to contact her through her email or by simply making a comment.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Marmalade


Have you ever wondered how marmalade originated? the Greeks grafted quince and apple stock to produce the "honey apple." The Portuguese called the quince-apple combination a marmelo. The texture of the fruit makes an ideal fruit preserve. They found out that when the fruit was boiled with sugar, it developed into a delicious confection which the Portuguese named by extension, marmelada.

When it was exported to England, it took on the name marmalade. It eventually came to mean any preserved and sweetened fruit.

It's No Ordinary Phone

Last night, my cousin was telling me about the special telephone with built-in spy bug her husband bought yesterday. I was actually the one who suggested that they should get one because her only daughter has been getting a lot of prank calls from a guy she doesn't even know. The guy has been stalking her. With this phone, they can monitor all the calls and listen to every details from the other line.

We found Phone-007 while searching the web and thought it's perfect. Well, I wasn't wrong. The phone 007 can record every calls made on it, it is a web-connected device, it can also record ambient sounds around it, when phone-007 starts recording, the owner will also get notification sms or notification calls to the number he or she has set. Another great feature is, the owner of the phone can hear the recordings on any computer for free. With this special phone, I'm sure they'll catch the stalker soon.

By the way, Spy phone 007 can also be used to catch a cheating spouse, for parental control, for
employee monitoring, and even long distance baby monitoring. The users users will not be able to notice you are eavesdropping from the web or from other phones. You can get unlimited listen-in from a web service for free.

Arte y Pico

The Arte y Pico award came came from two special ladies, Caramel Corn and my new blogging buddy Patsy. These two ladies think my blog is worthy of this award. Thank you so much girls!



This award was created and to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity and their talents, also for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium. When you receive this award it is considered a "special honor". Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to 5 others."What a wonderful way to show some love and appreciation to your fellow bloggers!!!

The rules for passing this honor on are..

1) Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to. (This is the hard part--there are just so many good ones around it is very difficult to choose just five.)
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. http://arteypico.blogspot.com/.

Here are my five recipients:

1.) Mira of Random Thoughts
2.) East Coast Life
3.) Atniz
4.) Moomette's Mama Mentor Blog
5.) Alexys of Soul Meets World

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Easy Cleaning with Dirt Devil

Are you looking for the perfect vacuum cleaner? What is a perfect vacuum for you? For me, a perfect vacuum would be lightweight enough to easily cart around the house. It should also be small enough to fit inside, tiny, overloaded closets and powerful enough to get all the dirts and grime that mysteriously appear daily, and most of all it should be cordless.

Of all the household chores, cleaning the house was never a problem because we used to have a cleaning lady to do it for me. But she left to start her own family and now I was left with all the chores. With all these, I knew I had to have a vacuum cleaner.

Looking at the NEW! Dirt Devil® AccuCharge™, I think I found it! The cordless vacuum has all of my must-haves list and more. It's the first cordless vacuum to earn an Energy Star approval. The accucharge vacuum collects a great percentage of all harmful particles including mites, pollen and most air suspended particles. And to add to the great benefits and unique style, you save a lot of time and money. What fun to clean the whole house with a stylish vacuum and do your part to reduce energy consumption.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Brilliant Use for Basil


Basil is not only used to season our favorite dishes. The strong fragrance of the herb repels flies and mosquitoes. Filling a glass jar with water and placing a bunch of fresh basil leaves inside will not only create a beautiful summer centerpiece. It will also keep pesky bugs away from your outdoor party table.

Basil is a tender low-growing herb that is grown as a perennial in warm, tropical climates. Basil is originally native to India and other tropical regions of Asia, having been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years. There are many varieties of basil, that which is used in Italian food is typically called sweet basil, as opposed to Thai basil or holy basil, which are used in Asia. It is prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian. [wikipedia]


Aside from being a good insect repelant, we get a lot of health benefits from this herb. Scientific studies show that basil's essential oils have antioxidants which makes the herb anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-viral and anti-microbial.

Lightings by Farrey's

If you are planning on improving your home, the best way is to begin with your lightings. Replacing an outdated feature with a more modern design is much easier with Farrey's. If you want to shed new light on any room, this web site is your online resource for decorative lighting fixtures. Proper lighting can enhance the beauty of your home. Choose a direct light that will deliver focused illumination to a specific area like their featured fine art lamps.

For your family room, a Quoizel hanging lamp will definitely provide a muted glow. This chandelier provides you with a dimmer switch so you can control the mood of the room.

Lights by Farreys.com are of good quality and guaranteed energy savers. They also have a wide variety of elegant landscape lighting designs so you could enjoy your deck, lanai, patio and pool and your yard throughout the evening with gentle illumination.

Be an Affiliate

Here is yet another way for bloggers to earn money. If you are looking for some ways to earn extra money, Clickbooth is like a one stop shopping where publishers [that's you] put the widget or banners on the side bar of their web site. Click Booth takes care of the ads and a representative works with you to find the best offer that will match your web site. There is no work required from you. There's no need for you to write reviews for a product or a web site. You get compensated based on sales performance, clicks, registration or a combination of such. Then you get paid 15 days after the end of each month. It's that easy!

Sign up for Clickbooth Affiliate Network if you still don't have one and get the following benefits:

*** Maximize revenue generated with your ad inventory
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It is free to join and Click Booth guarantees you get high quality traffic and quality publishers. Plus, you can customize your own banner to match your web site and make it more attractive to your clients. Register now and start maximizing your revenue.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

DIY Facial

For a fresher, cleaner skin you don't have to go to a spa to get one. With the price of gas and oil continuously soaring, going to the spa, [I'm sure] is at the end of your list. It's been ages since the last time I've been to one. Steam facials are an essential part of good skin care, and there's no better way to open pores and loosen dirt without spending much and you can do it home.

Because of my ardent desire to save, I discovered a do-it-yourself facial in a magazine. Here's how to do it: Boil some water and pour into a large or medium-sized bowl. Drop 2 or 3 bags of chamomile tea and let them steep for 2 minutes. Cover your head with a towel and hold it directly over the bowl. After 10 minutes, wash your face with cold water and a mild facial cleaner. Do it 2 or 3 times a week for that fresh clean skin.

The Zoo Country

Yesterday, my son and I were surfing the web looking for a list of the top 10 endangered animals for his homework in science. My son, being an animal lover, couldn't contain his eyes when we landed on the Zoo Country homepage. He had a virtual field trip in the zoo!

If you need to do a research on zoo animals, endangered animals, facts, information and everything you wanted to know about the animal kingdom, the web site is the perfect online resource. You'll find the cutest animals, the ugliest animals, the biggest, the smallest, weird and funny animals and many more. My son especially liked the pika. It was named the second cutest endangered animal in North America in a recent World Wildlife Fund. The little, cute animal faces extinction as global warming is forcing the animals to move higher up in the mountains, leaving them with fewer housing options. Pikas can be seen at Denali National Park in Alaska.



The web site also offers Animal Activities and Crafts, he had fun playing "Match the Animal" game and almost forgot about his homework. Animal books and toys are also sold here. This is one web site that I can highly recommend parents to allow their kids to view.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

More on Chocolate


Can you imagine the world without chocolate? I can't! I live on chocolates and it has always been my emotional cure-all. I have published several articles about chocolates in this blog and it seems that I'll never run out of good things to say about this yummy treat. There was an electricity outage the whole morning of yesterday until the early afternoon due to typhoon Frank and I had the time to read some magazines using a candle, lol.

I found out that in the 18th and 19th centuries, confectioners in Europe dispensed chocolate like medicine. The delicious treat loved by all was often prescribed for fevers, chest pains and stomach illnesses. It was also predictably believed as a sure-fire cure for people trying to gain weight. Today, it is marketed in some countries as a health food.

Indeed chocolate not only brings satisfaction to everyone, we get lots of benefits from it. The only drawback is that it is loaded with calories.

The T-Shirt Maker

Beat the scorching sun with beautifully designed shirts. Last night while browsing the web, I stumbled upon a very cool web site. I say cool because on this site you can customize your own shirt. Impress your friends and show off your signature shirts.
If you love designing t-shirts, you should check this one. All you have to do is register and you can start designing right away. Being a Sonic Shack member allows you to use their T Shirt Maker, save them, sell them in our shop and of course purchase them as well. They can also provide you with plug-ins to put the Sonic designer on your site and feature your customized shirts. This is the easiest and most fun designer web site I have ever seen. Your designs can also be emailed to your friends so they can choose from your products. If you are looking for ways to earn money and has a thing for designing fun shirts, just click on the link and start designing right away.
Now you don't even have to go to the mall and wade through tons and tons of shirts. Create your own t-shirts now and earn money. Click on the link to know more.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Haute Couture

If you're looking for the latest fashion trends, you don't need to go out of your house anymore and head to the mall. ShopWiki makes shopping online really easy for everyone. It's your online resource for almost anything you need.

Whether you are shopping for some summer dresses or you need to create your wardrobe, ShopWiki's Clothing for Women is your best guide to find exactly what you need. And if you have a special size requirements, you can check out their size guide link for maternity and plus-sized women.

I just purchased a pair of Elisabetta Pumps by Ellie Tahari for my daughter. I am so sure she'll be surprised to see them when they arrive. If you're a slave to fashion like my daughter, you will definitely enjoy ShopWiki's Women's Clothing Designer page. You can find creations of famous designers like Dolce & Gabana, Celine, Gucci, Ellie Tahari, DKNY and many more.

Navigate your way to through the current fashions and trends, follow the links and find what you need.

Travel to 7 continents tag

Tagged by my blogging buddy JulianaRW. Thanks for remembering me on this tag dear!


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Rules :

1. Start Copy from "Begin Copy" until "End Copy".
2. Put your blog's name and url write in which continent you live, add the country you live in. Example : My Imaginary Travels (Netherlands)
3. Leave your url post in here and I'll add you to the Master List.
4. Please help spread this tag by tagging your friends as much as you can.
5. Don't play unfair! If you have more than 1 blog, you can participate all your blogs for this tag. BUT you will have to post this tag to all your blogs as well. So, please. Don't cheat!
6. Please come back again to copy the update of the master list, often. This process will help new participants to get the same gains as the first participants.
7. Don't forget to use the banner at your post, you can save as or you can just copy the code in here.

Master List :






  • A. Asia : 1. Moms... Check Nyo (Philippines) 2. Aeirin's Collections (Philippines) 3. Jenny and Belle(Philippines) 4. Hailey's Beats and Bits (Philippines) 5. Appleofmyeyes(Saudi Arabia) 6. Deranged Insanity (Philippines) 7. PROJECT HEAVY TRAFFIC (Singapore) 8. Rooms of My Heart (Indonesia) 9. Blessings and Beyond (Philippines) 10. lancerlord (Singapore) 11. allinkorea (Korea) 12. kimchiland (Korea) 13. korean food (Korea) 14. idealpinkrose (Korea) 15. Pinay Mommy Online (Philippines) 16. Momhood Moments (Philippines) 17. Business Mars (Philippines) 18. Maiylah’s Snippets (Philippines) 19. Picture Clusters (Philippines) 20. My Wanderings (Philippines) 21. Hit-or-Miss (Philippines) 22. Life Quest (Philippines) 23. FunFierceFabulous (Phils) 24. and Life Goes On for... (Philippines) 25. Moments of Colours (Philippines) 26. Making sense… (somehow) (Philippines) 27. Day To Day (Philippines) 28. My Happy Place 29. Me and Mine (Japan) 30. Little Peanut (Japan) 31. Creative In Me (Japan) 32. Pea in a Pod (Japan) 33. A Slice of Life (Phils) 34. Jenny Said So (Phils) 35. Live it Up... (Philippines) 36. A Sweet Taste Of Life (Philippines) 37. Through The Rain (Philippines) 38. Sugarmagnolias (Japan) 39. ParentZine育兒好好玩 (Singapore) 40. We are Family (PH) 41. Reference Notes (Hong Kong) 42. The Sweet Life 43. A Great Pleasure (Malaysia) 44. Lalaine's World ( Thailand) 45. Proud Mommy (Philippines) 46. Petty Ramblings of a Petty Queen(Malaysia) 47. The Real Deal (Malaysia) 48. My Sweet Escape (Malaysia) 49. Mommy Earns Money Online (Philippines) 50. Pexlinks Triple Love (Philippines) 51. OnlineBiz and Resources (Philippines) 52. LadyJava's Lounge (Malaysia) 53. LadyJava Life's Pages (Malaysia) 54. Being Woman (Malaysia), 55. Cat Tales (Malaysia) 56. Make Money Online (Malaysia) 57. LadyJava's Food Paradise (Malaysia) 58. Lourdes' Mia (Philippines) 59. Miss Write (Philippines) 60. Me, Myself+2 (Phils) 61. Moments of My Life 62. My Deepest & Honest Thoughts (Malaysia) 63. Crissy's Haven 64. Strangely Out of Place (Philippines) 65. Frozen Moments (India) 66. NER: Never Ending Resolve (Philippines) 67. Mindjuice in Full Throttle 68. Straight from the Heart 69. Creative Thoughts (Philippines) 70. Emila’s Illustrated Blog 71. WilStop (Philippines), 72. Alanzain-home decor world (Malaysia) 73. Let's talk-everything in one space (Malaysia) 74. Tiklaton (Pilipinas) 75. Digiscraptology (Philippines) 76. A Life in Bloom (Philippines) 77. Because Life is a Blessing (Philippines) 78. Day to Day Miracles 79. Budget Traveler 80. The Success (Indonesia) 81. Lets Travel Philippines (Philippines) 82. enlaceré. tordu. (Singapore) 83.Blessings in Life (Philippines) 84. Tere’s World (Philippines) 85. Journey in Life (Philippines) 86. Thoughts and Beyond (Philippines) 87. Geng's Journal (Philippines) 88. e-Shopping (India) 89. Tippy-Tips 90. Life and Me (Singapore) 91. Xploring Asia ( Singapore) 92. Baboyita (Philippines) 93. A Place Of Being (Philippines) 94. Bits and Pieces (Philippines) 95. Asian Mutt International (Malaysia) 96. An Anonymous Journal (Malaysia) 97. WebGeek Journal (Philippines) 98. BlogScope (Philippines) 99. The Mind The Heart The Lines (Malaysia) 100.BoBo the Bimbo (Singapore) 101.Sjtl (Philippines) 102. Crissy's Zone (PHIL) 103. [S]hiphire [D]ominion (Malaysia) 104. All about your children (Singapore) 105. Hardy Chen Power Blog (Indonesia) 106. Rien Mais Tout, Nothing But All (Malaysia) 107. your turn

    B. Australia : 1. Reflexes (Australia) 2. Emcee 3. Outback-Pinay 4. Collect and Connect (Australia) 5. Stand My Ground (Australia) 6. Alive (Australia) 7. your turn

    C. Afrika : 1. Doudy Sketche Watercolor Paintings 2. Optimizing for Search Engines 3. Painting Artworks 4. Pictures in Egypt 5. your turn

    D. North Amerika : 1. Simple Life, Simply Me (USA) 2. Pinaymama's Diary (USA) 3. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires (United States) 4.Traipsey Turvey (USA) 5. Dabawenyako (USA) 6. Icelog (USA) 6. The Misadventures of an Ordinary Housewife (USA) 7. It Is Nap Time (US) 8.A Mother's Journal (USA) 9. Journey And Journal [USA] 10. Life is good and beautiful (USA) 11. Tasteful Voyage (USA) 12. Jenny's Wandering Thoughts (USA) 13. Mom Knows Everything (Canada) 14. Filipino love stories (USA) 15. A Mom's Note (USA) 16. Life with the Two Crazy Dogs 17. BLOGSILOG (USA) 18. Juliana’s World ( New York, USA) 19. My Daily Discourse (USA) 20. My Point Of View 21. My Blog Entry (USA) 22. This Side of Eternity (MI, USA) 23. The Paper Vision (USA) 24.Beyond Being A Mom(USA) 25.My So called life(USA) 26. Blogging By Sandee (USA) 27. Comedy Plus (USA) 28. My Life... My Journey!(USA) 29. Your Fun Family (USA) 30. Big Money List (Canada) 31. your turn

    E. South Amerika : 1. your turn

    F. Europe : 1. My Imaginary Travels (Netherlands) 2. Juliana's Site (Netherlands) 3. Picturing of Life (Netherlands) 4. SuperMae (Portugal) 5. The Callalily Space (The Netherlands) 6. Portia (UK) 7. Daily Grind (Germany) 8. Amel's Realm (Finland) 9. Mummy Diaries (England) 10. Mirage as Usual (Austria) 11. Say Cheese (DE) 12. Ramblings of an ad hoc doctor (United Kingdom) 13. Love Defies All (England) 14. your turn

    G. Antarctica : 1. your turn





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    Tagging Hailey, Sexymom, Maiylah, Juliana, Nancy

    Sunday, June 22, 2008

    Spark Friends ~ Tag, You're It ~ All Over the Globe!

    Tagged by Moomette's Mama Mentor Blog. Thanks Cindi, you certainly brightened my Sunday!





    I'm passing this along to KCee, Lady Banana, Tina, Lira and Z'riz. A blessed Sunday to all!

    Building in Steel

    The use of steel as a construction material has grown over the past years. Commercial buildings and the industrial sectors have been using steel for so many years but now most homes and garages are also built in steel.

    Although slightly more expensive than traditional wood-based buildings, the steel buildings and metal garages are more energy-efficient, low maintenance and makes an attractive alternative. With metal buildings, risk of fire is lower and strength is a major plus. Steel buildings can withstand unfavorable weather conditions such as heavy snow, hurricanes and even earthquakes. Steel is also resistant to termites, cracks, splitting and rotting.

    Besides saving a lot from insurance cost, construction is much faster than buildings using other materials. Don't worry about having your home built in steel, it can be given a conventional look by covering it with traditional materials so it won't look like an industrial building.

    Saturday, June 21, 2008

    Chocolate Mythology

    There is really nothing wrong with chocolate. In fact, almost all of us love this yummy treat but many suffer unnecessary guilt when consuming it because of some beliefs about its adverse effect on health.

    Studies have revealed that chocolate has many interesting characteristics and if you have been following my posts, I have written several articles about how chocolate cab be beneficial to our health.

    Here are some myths and facts to set the records straight.

    MYTH: Chocolate is not nutritious.
    FACT: Chocolate is a good source of folic acid, copper and magnesium. It contains antioxidabts that help protect the body against the damaging effects caused by stress, pollution, and processed foods.

    MYTH: Chocolate causes zits.
    FACT: Contrary to popular belief, there is no scientific proof that pimples are related to chocolate consumption.

    MYTH: Chocolate causes cavities.
    FACT: Although chocolate has high sugar content, it also contains minerals that inhibit the growth of tooth decay.

    MYTH: Chocolate makes you fat.
    FACT: Overindulgence is what makes you fat. Eating in moderation together with exercise is the key to maintaining a healthy body weight.

    To put it simply, you can't go wrong with chocolates.

    Friday, June 20, 2008

    Floss It!

    A recent study found that the build up of plaque in the mouth may allow harmful bacteria to enter blood vessels in the heart. According to the research, there is an association between gum disease and an increased risk for heart disease. To reduce the risk, try flossing after every meal.

    moment of truth

    Tagged by Eds. Thanks dear!

    :::Start here:::
    1. Sojourn 2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic 3. See Me for what You Will 4. LAINY’S MUSINGS 5. OUR JOURNEY TO FOREVER6. My Paperless Writings 7. As The World Turns 8. My Daily Discourse 9.From This Side 10. Our Family Adventure! 11. Shopaholic Ties the Knot 12. Fun|Fierce|Fabulous 13. My Precious 14. moms..... check nyo 15. YOU

    Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? If you do, let’s try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

    RULES:

    1. This tag should be pass on to your friends.

    2. Visit the blog of the person you’ve got this tag.

    3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag.

    4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.

    5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag. Here are the questions. Be honest with your answers.

    Lets Start:

    1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?
    ~ I met him in college, he was my brother's classmate.

    2. Where did you go on your first date?
    ~ We watched the premier of The Color Purple in Rizal Theater sponsored by my college club.

    3. When was your first intimate kiss?
    ~ It was during my grad ball.

    4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?
    ~ He had a lot.

    5. What is his/her ethnicity?
    ~ 75% Pinoy, 25% Chinese

    6. What is his/her favorite food?
    ~ Pizza

    7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?
    ~ Annoying! He talks a lot.

    8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he’d/she’d ever done?
    ~ He'd bring lunch to school on the days that I only had a 30 minute lunch break. I was the envy of the "french cafe" then.

    9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.
    ~ Through a song... "though i know it's kinds late, i hope i didn't wake you, but i gotta say can't wait, i hope you understand... cause every time i try to tell you the words just came out wrong. so i have to say i love you in a song". Sweet di ba?

    10. When did you know he was the ONE?
    ~ Sabi nya... from the first time he laid eyes on me.

    :::End here:::

    You’re next in line.. Anne, ZhoeWynz, and Wendy.

    European Furnitures

    If you are shopping for sleek style authentic European furnitures, NYC Concept Furniture is your online resource for living room, bedroom, dining room, office furniture, furniture for kids, entertainment centers and many more. With years of experience, the web site offers the largest selection of high quality furnitures from Italy, Spain, Germany and Belgium.

    The web site offers the most comprehensive online furniture showcases with the most sought after designers from Europe. Each furniture comes with an authenticity guarantee so customers are 100% sure their purchase are authentic in design, manufacture and assembly. The best thing about NYC Concept Furniture is they offer financing for their packages and customers are protected through their 128 bit SSL encryption.

    Click on the links to know more about their latest furniture designs and their financing packages.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008

    Not Bad After All

    The things that our kids usually do when school vacation is in full swing are hardly a cause of concern. Based on some studies, activities like staying up late, playing video/computer games for hours, cellphone texting and listening to ipods may not be ideal during regular school days but our kids can actually benefit from them during school vacations.

    Surprised? I am too. My son would stay up too late playing games on his play station and this worries me a lot. When I stumbled upon this article, I had a sigh of relief. I was glad to know that the "bad habit" can actually do him good.

    According to the article, the extra shut eye they get in the morning from sleeping late increases the body's antibody production, boosting a child's immunity by 50%. Plus, extended slumber help ward off cravings and cut junk food consumption by stabilizing the blood sugar.

    You should not take it personally when your kid dons his earphones at the dinner table. He is not shutting you out. Kids who listened to 30 minutes of music daily produced 25% less of the stress hormone cortisol and leaves the kids feeling happier.

    Studies show that kids who played video games for an hour every day improved their vision by 20%. The action-packed games push the body's visual system to its limits, and a child's developing brain quickly adapts.

    Most of the kids now has his own cellphone. This could sometimes be very irritating to us parents. But studies show that kids who connect with friends through texting have a lower risk of feeling depressed. This past time strengthens social bonds thus, increasing production of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin.

    Although these four habits may bring benefits to our kids, keep in mind that you also have to set limits. Everything in excess is not good.

    Great Deals on Home Furnishings

    If you are shopping for home furnishings and home decors, spare yourself from all the troubles of checking and scanning through all the web sites you'll find in the internet. ShopWiki is your online resource for all your home furnishing and home improvement needs.

    The web site provides their shoppers a buying guide so customers are assured they get the best bang for their buck. With just a click of your mouse, you can find anything you're looking for. For example you want to purchase a therapeutic pillow, just click on the therapeutic pillow buying guide link and the site will help you find exactly the pillow you are looking for. The home accessories guide is great for additional furniture in the bedroom. You can find out from the web site which accessories will look great in your room.

    Get great deals and comfortable furnishings await you.

    Get Paid Blogging

    Blogging has been part of my daily routine since I started October of last year. With blogging, I find time for myself and I get to express how I feel. Aside from meeting a lot of friends , blogging for me is like a learning process. It's fun and I learn new things everyday. What makes it even greater is the fact that I get paid blogging while I am having fun.

    I recently signed up for Bloggers Review and have taken several campaigns which were all approved in no time. Probloggers can benefit a lot from this ad network because the company is dedicated to provide world class customer service to their bloggers. Advertisers on the other hand are assured of getting the best advertising solution for their business. Blog advertising has become really popular for the last two years and more and more companies are turning to this kind of advertising.

    If you are interested in getting paid while blogging, please follow the links and sign up.

    Need for Speed

    My husband has been slowly modifying his “baby”, the Honda Civic. He has replaced the entire exhaust system but still thinks that his car could still go faster. He is now contemplating on installing a universal intercooler system. There are lots of after market turbo kits being sold now but one specific stands out. He stumbled upon the Mishimoto web site, a company that specializes in intercooler turbos. They supply intercoolers from a wide variety of turbos whether it be for big or small turbo applications. A turbo forces more air into combustion system of the car. This process safely gives more power to the engine , thus, giving your car more speed. Their intercooler system is constructed from high grade 6061 aluminum and its impeccable construction is done with a very reliable tig weld. This front mount intercooler has a very sleek and stylish design that would surely fit any vehicle. Intercooler turbo systems are very popular among car tuning fanatics and being a speed freak himself, is dying to have one. It has been in his wish list for such a long time. The intercooler turbo system this company is offering is very competitively priced and he is so glad he can afford it.

    Tuesday, June 17, 2008

    Speedy Recovery

    When you're sick in bed, the fastest way to get back on your feet is to snack on dried apricots and ginseng tea according to USDA researchers. The fruit is full of beta-carotene that boosts virus-fighting cells. This nutrient can also be found in spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots and cantaloupe.

    Ginseng tea can slash away two days off the duration of an illness. It triggers 30% rise in blood levels of T-cells. These T-cells produce a lot of immune-stimulating chemicals when viruses attack. Moreover, ginseng eases symptoms of viral infections such as headaches, fatigue, nausea and brain fog.

    So when you're feeling under the weather, try dried apricots and ginseng tea for speedy recovery.

    Spreadin' some lovin' kindness...

    A new blogging buddy, Mariz, passed this tag to me. Thanks Mariz, you are so sweet.




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    Glitter Photos

    Now my turn to spread some love... I'm passing this on to: Amel, Bigeyedgal, Dez, Geng and Nisha.

    I hope you keep this meme going and brighten up someone's day...hugs to you all! =). You can get fabulous glitter graphics here or here. Enjoy your day...

    A Hunting He will Go

    My husband grew up with guns and hunting has been a part of the family. He used to tell me a lot of his adventures with his dad. They would go up the mountains and hunt for deer and wild boar. Since it's the age of preservation, he had traded his gun for a camera. Technology has advanced at a fast pace, his camera is now outmoded.

    Last Sunday, it was Fathers' Day, my kids and I surprised him with a digital trail camera. The camera is highly programmable and can take two photos a second for every second. It has no time out period and produces quality black and white photos. He couldn't believe his eyes when he opened our gift. It has been in his wish list for quite sometime and didn't have the slightest idea that he'll get it this year. He got really excited and set the camera trap in the garden and was able to capture some birds. The photos were amazing!

    Now he can't for Saturday to use the deer camera and once again go hunting with his dad.

    Monday, June 16, 2008

    Health News - Asthma

    Spray cleaners like furniture polish and air fresheners are linked to adult-onset asthma. Studies revealed that even occasional exposure to these raised adults' asthma by up to 50%. It would be best to open your windows when cleaning to reduce the risk.

    Sunday, June 15, 2008

    Let's Help Serena

    About 18 months ago this beautiful child was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, the most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood and the most common cancer in infancy. At the moment, she is receiving chemotherapy. Her only chance is to go to America and get treatment, but the family has no budget, they need funds and time is running out for Serena. Please have the heart to help her, if you have something to spare, a little amount will go a long way. Click here for your donations.

    Serena A week ago..


    Saturday, June 14, 2008

    Is Your Home Childproof?

    According to reports, about millions of kids are injured or if not, killed by hazards in the home every year. Accidents are the leading cause of death for children and the sad part is most of these accidents can be easily prevented.

    These incidents can be prevented by using child safety devices which are available in the market. When you're buying a safety device, look for products that are sturdy enough to prevent injury to your kids. KidSafe is your online resource for child proof products manufactured by popular companies like Safety 1st, Gerber, Evenflo, KidCo, Mommy's Helper and many more.

    Some parents seek the help of professionals for childproofing. That is alright if you have the money to spare. Childproofing your home does not really cost much. Aside from these safety devices being easy to find, they are highly affordable. Installation is fairly easy too. Just remember to read about some home safety tips first before you start. There's a blog about child safety and baby proofing, you'll get a lot of pointers here.

    I once had a neighbor who's son [2 1/2 years old] died from drowning. Oh no, you're wrong. The child did not drown in a pool, he drowned inside a pail half filled with water. Childproofing is really important. If you think your home is the safest place for your child, think again, it could be a minefield of hidden hazards.

    Purse Chaos

    I found a great tip to end purse chaos for good. Most women cringe when looking deep into her handbag, like Linda, the lady who wrote the article. I'm not like other women who change handbags frequently. I'm too lazy when it comes to transferring my stuff from one bag to another, hehe. So whenever I look for something in my bag, like my mobile phone for example, I used to be confronted with loose change, hair clips, candies, receipts and bills, until I found this article. Her tip: "Start emptying your purse into a basket every night." I found her tip really useful because doing so will not only force you to trash clutter but also remind you to pay your bills or mail a letter. Plus, If you decide to change your purse the next day to match your outfit, it'll be much easier because all your belongings are in one spot.

    You've Been Tagged - Momhood Moments

    I was tagged by Vhiel.



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    Instructions:
    1. Copy and paste this tag from "Start Here" to "End Here". (don't forget the image)
    2. Place your blog's name with your URL at the end of the tag. If you have more than one blog, please add them too! Just make sure that you post this tag in all of your blogs.
    3. Tag 5 blogs that is not yet in this post (just to avoid duplications ^_^ )
    4. This is the twist... Go to the 5 blogs that you tagged and comment on any of their posts. Why? So that search engines can crawl to your site. ^_^
    5. Return to the Momhood Moments blog and leave a comment saying that you joined the tag together with the URL of the tag. I'll be checking on it and add you in the master list.

    Momhood Moments Tags You List:

    1. Momhood Moments 2. Business Mars 3. Concealed Mind 4. http://www.ritzie.info/ 5. Vhiel's Corner 6. Anything and Everything in Between 7. Can of Thoughts 8. moms..... check nyo 9.

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    Tagging 5 beautiful mommies: Shiela, Tina, Mariz, Malou, Sexymom

    Friday, June 13, 2008

    Play with the Pros

    If you love playing at online casinos and is a fan of poker, then you are definitely going to love this game more. How about a 100% up to $600 bonus upon sign up? Full Tilt matches any amount of deposit you make on your first deposit, that's a great full tilt poker bonus!. Not yet convinced? Read on...

    Full Tilt Poker is one of the largest online poker rooms established in 2004 involving a team of poker professionals. One of the team full tilt pros participate in tournaments which take place throughout the day. Isn't it exciting? You get to play with the pros! You start by signing up using their Full Tilt referral code. Use the step by step guide provided by the web site. After signing up I would suggest you check on the Full Tilt Bonus page immediately to get you PokerStars Bonus Code to gain entry to the FTR500 private tournament. It's a special tournament exclusive only for members where $500 is added to the prize pool monthly.

    Now, if you're ready for full tilt poker, whether for real money or just plain fun using play money, click on the link and start playing with the pros!

    Less Trash, More Green

    There is more to greening our lives than just separating plastic and paper to our garbage. Recycling is great but making garbage into useful items is really something else. Here are some going green tips to help us save the environment and energy.

    Return to sender. Saying no to unwanted catalogs by removing your name from thousands of retailers' lists can help save 53 million trees a year.

    Talking trash. Reuse what you already have to avoid throwing too much trash. It's similar to recycling but without the cost. A good example is converting soup cans or instant noodle plastic cups into organizers for pens, pencils and make-up brushes. Instead of throwing away cardboard tissue tubes, use them to hold unused or left-over gift wrappers.

    A full refrigerator works more efficiently because less cold air escapes when the door opens. Move your frequently used items to the front and pack the empty spaces at the back with jugs of water.

    Another man's garbage is another man's treasure. Instead of throwing some things you don't need anymore or just because they're old do not mean they can't be used by another. Hand it over to someone who is willing to take it off your hands.

    Track Your Teens

    What used to be a device made specifically for military use is now considered a dual-use technology. GPS or Global Positioning System now has significant application for the civilian industry. This amazing piece of technology is the only fully functional device that transmit precise microwave signals to determine the exact location of a person or a vehicle for as long as the pocket size device is attached to the person or vehicle, you have a GPS receiver and a clear view of the sky.

    Since it was made available for civilians, GPS Tracking has become a widely used aid to navigation globally. Thousands of civilians have benefited from it. Even parents have been using this device for tracking their teens. It helps them know the exact location of their kids while still giving them their privacy. Every parent would love to have this tool to keep their teenagers safe. It's an easy to use tool and an inexpensive way of telling them exactly where their kids are at any moment. Plus, parents will be able to monitor their teenager's driving habit without having to be in the vehicle with them. With this amazing gadget no one will ever be lost again.

    Click Every Day!


    Nancy tagged me to help spread the message on the ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month of June. I have already posted this at Mommy's Little Corner but I feel I have to have it here as well. Please help convey the importance of regular examination and early detection of breast cancer in order to catch this disease when it first erupts, maximizing the chance of survival and recovery. So in doing my bit to help spread awareness on the issue of breast cancer to women, here are several facts on breast cancer that everyone should know about.

    • The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman's mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present.
    • Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, delaying pregnancy until after age 30 or never becoming pregnant, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.
    Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.
    • Ninety-six percent of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years.
    • Over eighty percent of breast lumps are not cancerous, but benign such as fibrocystic breast disease.
    • You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty.
    Resources: American Cancer Society National Cancer Institute Komen Foundation
    You can help the lives of many women by spreading the word about The Breast Cancer Site pink button as many times as you can. If The Breast Cancer Site receives 8 million clicks on the pink button in June, their premier sponsor -Bare Necessities- will donate $10,000 for more free mammograms. CLICK the pink button today!

    Ensaimada


    Ensaimada is a round coiled golden brown soft bread, usually topped with cheese. It is also known as Majorcan Sweet Bread and is a famous Filipino snack. Through the years, this yummy snack has evolved. Ensaimadas nowadays, were made even softer and more deliciously moist, sometimes with a few slices of salted egg and ham. The margarine topping is now replaced with slightly sweet whipped butter. But either way you have it, you're sure to finish this pastry in no time.

    Thursday, June 12, 2008

    Mark it!

    When I was still very young, I remember seeing my mom reading a lot of Readers' Digest. I think we had a big cabinet full of her subscription. When I reached high school I used her collection of RDs for my projects. There are so many educational articles that you can find and I would even cut out some of the photos to make my projects more unique. Since then, I, too was reading Readers' Digest, but it stopped when I graduated from college.

    Last night while blog hopping and dropping my entrecard, an article of a blogger friend caught my attention. She was talking about Reader's Digest Homepage. Whoa! It was good to know that they have a homepage, I thought Readers' Digest are not available anymore since I have not seen them in magazine stands here for years. I immediately followed the link and was amazed with RD.com - Make Your Mark program. It's about honoring people who made great contributions to people in the developing countries. I have to admit that Helen Little's story moved me. I admire her courage that even at 77 she still travels to Haiti just to help the poverty-stricken communities.

    There are many more inspiring stories of these people making their marks. I may not have the resources and Helen's dedication to help others but I sure did make my mark too when I joined the weekly challenge. If you want to help don't just sit there. Follow the links and make your mark now!


    Milk Tea

    Milk tea is one of my family's favorite beverage. My kids love the creaminess of milk especially when mixed with milk tea. Whenever we go grocery shopping, the kids would always remind me to buy milk tea. Yesterday, I found out in one article that while tea is beneficial to our health, it lessens the beneficial flavonoid compounds when mixed with milk. These compounds are responsible for producing antioxidants which shields our bodies from diseases. It would be best to drink your milk at another time instead of mixing it with tea.

    Wogging to Good Health

    Have you heard about wogging? Yes, I spelled it right it's wogging not blogging, lol. Wogging is a word used by some to describe a combination of walking and running or walking and jogging. The word may sound new to us but this form of exercise is not. It is one easy way to take your walking routine to the next level.

    Wogging helps you burn more calories, build stronger bones, boost your fitness level and improve your health. It is actually like what kids normally do, they walk for a bit then start to run. A light jog is as easy as walking fast and wearing the right shoes will help your feet absorb shock. I recently purchased a pair of cushioned shoes because it is important for woggers to wear running shoes. I am not a wogger but I'd like to try it since most of my friends have been wogging every afternoon. I was told to buy a pair of running shoes before beginning as running shoes are lighter and can absorb more shock. Tomorrow afternoon, I start wogging. :)

    Driving in San Diego

    Renting a car when you are traveling is one thing that most tourists don’t realize until it is too late. When you are abroad or in an unfamiliar city it is important to have and enjoy the comfort and safety of driving a rented car to get around the city. The safety and comfort of having your own form of transportation should be taken into consideration. Let’s say for example you need to be in San Diego for a 3 day business conference. When you rent a car in san diego, driving from your hotel to the conference venue will be a lot easier than exhausting yourself running after cabs or getting lost in a train station. You’ll save a lot of time and energy and of course, MONEY with rented cars. Renting a car is easier when you book online. You can search through many car rental deals from major rent-a-car companies. You can find the car that suits your needs best, whether you want a truck, a sedan or a convertible. Check out the cars available by following on the link and compare exceptional car rates. Side Step guarantees you the lowest rates for daily and weekly car rental specials.

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    More Vitamins in Kiwi


    Did you know that each half of kiwi has only 45 calories and a whole kiwi has 2 times more vitamin C than that of an orange? Kiwi or zespri [as known to New Zealand] is a good source of vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, copper and phosphorous. The fruit is also packed with fiber.

    When buying kiwis, look for plump, unwrinkled fruits. They should be firm or yield slightly to the touch. If the fruit is too firm, they can be ripened at room temperature in a few days. Kiwis can be kept in the fridge for about a week. If you need to store it longer it would be best to place them in a plastic bag to slow down the rate of ripening.

    Monday, June 9, 2008

    A Surpise from Allen

    I was so surprised to get this award from Allen. It was so nice of him to include me in his list of awardees. Thank you Allen, I love it!

    I'm sharing this with all of you, especially to my loyal EC droppers. You know who you are and I wouldn't mind a comment :) You're all winners and thank you for supporting moms..... check nyo!

    Fat Jack Hosting

    Owning a web site has become so popular that most of us have our own web site. Having one is really easy, but that is not the real issue here. What I would like to ask you is, How reliable is your your web-host provider? There are so many web hosting sites to choose from and other sites even offer free hosting services, but why would you need a free hosting service if it's unreliable? Instead of maximizing your profits, at the end of the day you end up losing more.

    As far as web hosting is concerned, only Fat Jack Hosting is unmatched. With as low as $4.97/month you get: Linux servers, cPanel or Plex, Fast setup, and a 24/7 ticket support. Whether you are just starting to build a web site or you are transferring your web account, Fat Jack Hosting made sure that their service is user-friendly.

    The company recently acquired AceSpace.co.uk which means customers of Fat Jack will be enjoying lots of benefits and more enhancements.

    Sunday, June 8, 2008

    4 old things...

    This fun meme came from a wonderful friend, Max.

    Rules: All you do is to look in your home for the oldest objects that you own. Just your own possessions . Then, take a photo of each object, and( if you like ), do a short description of each . Pass on to four friends.

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    This is a hardanger project I made more than 10 years ago. Since then, I hang this wonderful ornament on our wall every Christmas.




    The antique chair that my MIL gave us when hubby and I were married. The chair is older than me. ;)


    This classic jewelry box was given to me as a gift when I turned 18. It was given by my mom's Japanese friend.


    This is one of my favorite Sidney Sheldon books. It was given by a friend when I was still in high school.




    This is a 300 year-old wooden image of San Antonio de Padua. It was a gift to my husband, but now, it's also mine, lol.

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    Now I would like to see the four oldies of the 4 following friends:

    Shiela

    KCee

    Serena

    Nyumix




    Need More Traffic?

    When you need to drive more traffic on your website, you normally sign up on all the blog communities and directories you can find on the web. Being visible in these directories will encourage more people to visit your site. Another important thing about blogging is you also need to be seen and listed on all the major search engines to get ranked.

    There are so many blog trafficking sites designed to help your blog grow. I for one, have been listed in many social blogging communities to promote my web site. When I started blogging, I was lucky if I would get 20 visitors in a day. No matter how much I try to publish great and relevant articles, my number of visitors were pretty low, I knew I had to connect with other bloggers. I was committed to promoting my blog. If I'd like to drive traffic to my site, I knew I have to work hard for it.

    23Blogs.com - FREE Blog Roll TEXT Link Exchange.(1:10) is like taking your blog to the next level. It's a free membership site which help bloggers to cross-promote their sites. Here's how it works. When you register (sign up) and add a blog, you will get a HTML CODE. This code will display 10 other different blogs titles on your blog and you will earn 10x impressions after you put the HTML CODE on your blog. You will also get 1:1 click exchange. Meaning, when your visitors click the ad box on your blog , you will credit 1 click and the system will PAY BACK 1 click to you.

    This new social network has great features too:

    • 1000 impressions when you sign up.(once you place our html code within 24 hours.)
    • More than 10 different CSS style.
    • Referring other blogs earn you credits.
    • real-time statistics.
    • Targeted traffic! Choose the categories of blogs where you want your text ad to appear.
    • Add free content to your blog, making it more appealing to your readers at no cost to you.
    • Absolutely FREE!

    My other blog, Mommy's Little Corner, is already using this service and I am quite impressed with the traffic it's getting. This blog will soon follow.

    Driving a Nissan

    A Nissan, whether new or used, has the dynamics of a good luxury car, distinctive styling, has sophisticated personality and above-par performance. Based on some reviews, its sharp handling, quick acceleration and high-performance makes cruising the highway effortless.

    Most Nissan models are stuffed with luxury features. You will definitely feel like a first class passenger with the bucket seats and skyview roof. The seats are comfortable, supportive and luxurious. The car offers impeccable road manners and warm, spacious interiors. These models still offer crisp handling and good grip for improved composure and driving enjoyment on the roads.

    If you're looking to buy a Nissan car, check out Nissan Dealer MA. No matter what model you want, you are sure to find it in this web site. If they don't have it in their list, don't despair, they will find it for you. Nissan Motor Company will definitely give you excellent value for your hard-earned money. You can even reserve schedules for services if ever you should need one by using their handy online reservation tool.

    This company is committed to give its customers not only great looks and innovative designs, they focus more on performance and giving their clients the best deals.

    Saturday, June 7, 2008

    Soft Silky Hands

    Women [especially moms] who work too hard usually have dry, chapped hands. Washing our hands too often makes our skin dry. As a mom, I always wash my hands to make sure that everything I prepare for my family is clean. The result... dry, chapped hands. I found in one article that the perfect moisturizer for this is olive oil. It has oleic acid, a nourishing fatty acid that can penetrate even the deepest epidermal layer of our skin. The Italian staple is packed with vitamin E which helps protect the skin from free radicals, which can lead to premature aging.

    For more silkening benefits, the experts recommend mixing the oil with salt or sugar. Both are natural exfoliants and the granules will effectively slough away flaky skin. Here's the formula: add 1/2 cup of olive oil to 1 cup of sugar or salt [kosher preferred, but here in the Philippines rock salt can be used]. Stir well and rub onto hands and cuticles for 30 seconds. Rinse with warm water.

    Friday, June 6, 2008

    Advertisers check this out.



    Advertising on blogs have become so popular for the past years. Advertisers benefit a lot from this because it is one of the cheapest ways to advertise their products on the web. Instead of paying a large sum of money on TV commercials and other campaigns, companies can advertise on budget. If an advertiser is launching a new product, bloggers will be more than willing to write a review about it. This will then generate buzz and create traffic to the advertiser's web site. The product will definitely gain exposure from each blogger's audience and will help increase sales for the company. The rates of ad campaigns and promotions vary, so you, as advertiser should look for a network that is extremely economical and cost effective. Such network should be able to accept your campaign according to your budget. At Bloggers Review, an advertiser can start up with just $50 to create a campaign. So why pay more when you can advertise on a budget?

    Thursday, June 5, 2008

    Liza is Takizika

    A tag from Jean. Thanks for remembering me on this tag.


    1. OSWALD - moarimeikatate (sounds like america and states. har.... har... har...)
    2. JUNELLE - zudotokutataku (Thank God I’m a Filipino! sounds like sadako. nyay! hehehe)
    3. Sanilisa - arikatokitakiarika (Good for tongue twister challenge...hehehe)
    4. Jeanne - zukukatotoku (sounds strange hahahha........ )
    5. Juliana - zudotakikatoka (oh boy...i am glad that I am not Japanese :D It is difficult name for Juliana....LOL)
    6. Janice Ng - ZuKatokimiku ToJi (not quite used to name starting with Zuka...haha)
    7. MARZIE - Rinkashizikite (WOW! Very hard to pronounce but love that my Japanese name starts with an R!)
    8. JEAN CHIA - Zukukato Mirikika (I love Mirikika! So cute!! ^^)
    9. EMILA - Kurinkitaka (Yummy! Sounds like a sushi dish!)
    10.FARAH - Lukashikari (I hate this name, it sounds like 'lu kasik kari' translated: you gave curry) hahahahah
    11. DEBBIE - teku tutu kiku (lol! Sounds like 3 kawaii characters of a very cute Japanese anime! Love it!)
    12.RATU SYURA - Shikachido Arifudoshika (Try saying that 10 times in a row without twisting your tongue!!)
    13. Sam - Arikarin, Not bad. Luckily it is not Tamagochi.
    14. Liza - Takizika (hehe, sounds like a tamagochi or digimon character)

    Tagging: Marilyn, Imelda, and Sheng.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2008

    Dona Nobis Pacem

    Today, June 04,2008, I am joining the fourth launch of The Blog Blast for Peace.

    My Mailbox

    Surfing the internet is one of my favorite things to do whenever I have free time. Last night I was checking on some furniture when I stumbled upon the mailboxes web site. I found some cute mailboxes and checked out their prices immediately. These mailboxes are not even expensive. I was so pleased with their designs and thought the Whitehall Westwood would be a great replacement to our old, rusty mailbox. It's handcrafted from rust-free recycled aluminum so I'm sure no matter how rain we get this year, it will still look as good as new. I can't wait to see my new mailbox.

    And by the way, if you are interested in earning money, you can join their affiliate program. You'll get a $20 credit upon signing up. Simply send your visitors to their web site, if they make a purchase you'll get your check. This is just so great. Hurry! Click on the links and sign up.

    Tuesday, June 3, 2008

    Having a Shiny Hair


    I am sure you have noticed that a lot of hair treatments and shampoos have added coconut milk in their ingredients. This is not only because of the milk's calming scent. According to the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, the coconut milk reduces hair damage by 62% better than other types of milk used in hair products. Coconut milk has the ability to bind strands and tighten hair's protein bonds so locks better and maintain strength and shine.

    For super shiny hair here's what you should do... place a towel in a bowl of hot water. Shampoo your hair as usual. After rinsing, pour 1/2 cup of coconut milk over your head. Comb it down the length of your strands using your fingers and massage it into your scalp and along your hairline. Wring out the hot towel and wrap it around your head. Remove towel after 20 minutes and rinse hair. Doing this twice a week will give you super shiny hair.

    My Top Droppers for May

    Here are my top Entrecard droppers for the month of May. I'd like to thank you guys for continuously dropping your cards here. You rock!

    So Now What? 30
    Sensory Over Load 30
    Obscure History 29
    The Success 29
    CK Marketing 29
    Puzzled Me 29
    All In A Day 29
    Unpredictable Life 28
    Mommieshome.net 28
    First Door on the Left 28

    Thanks also to the following who allowed me to display my widgets on their sites.

    The Success 175
    My so called life 155
    BaReFooTeD Me 121
    Fruit Species 97
    Cheaper By the Half Dozen 72
    Geek Mom Mashup 71
    Health Nut Wannabee Mom 45
    Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes 45
    Modern Witchcraft 43
    Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 40

    Hope to see you all again next month ;)

    Monday, June 2, 2008

    Blog Readability Test

    This tag came from The Big Eyed Gal. Thanks dear!

    This is the level of education required to understand my blog:

    blog readability test

    hehe, Better than when I first took the test a few months ago.

    Here are the rules:

    1. Check out your Blog Readability Test here then post it.
    2. (OPTIONAL) Stop asking yourself regarding the results of the test (LOL!)
    3. Add your blog from the list together with the results.
    4. Tag as many friends you like.


    1. Big Eyed Gal - High School 2. The Chronic Shopper - Elementary 3. Vital Sighs - Genius 4. moms..... check nyo - High School 5. YOUR LINK HERE

    tagging Juliana RW, Amel, Crystal and Nyumix.


    Acne Vulgaris

    Exactly why some people get acne and why some people don't is not fully known. Acne is known to be partly hereditary and is most common during adolescence. During my teenage years I had acne too. I remember my mom was always telling me that a good acne treatment is to wash my face often to help clear up my face. It was only later that I've known that frequent washing is far from preventing acne, in fact, it may only cause them to get clogged and irritate the pores.

    Nowadays, many acne treatments are available and they promise big improvements within two weeks only to be disappointed with the results. Many products for treating acne have come out claiming that they're very effective but you have to be careful because many of which are without any scientifically proven effects.

    The best acne treatment should not contain any harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl Peroxide will only dry and irritate skin. Look for the one that will help you clear the breakouts and help prevent new ones from forming. Making your skin healthy can help you get rid of acne.

    Low Batt?

    If you've forgotten to charge your phone before leaving the house and not it's on its last bar, just put your phone somewhere cool. If you still have hours before you can get to a charger, putting it near a window can provide a cooler environment and may allow your battery to hold on to power long enough to get you through the day.

    Don't You Just Love Ice Cream?

    Ice cream is an old time favorite dessert of almost everybody. I don't think I have ever encountered a person who doesn't love this frozen treat. Although packed with very high caloric content, you can get a lot protein from it too. My kids love ice cream so much that it's a permanent fixture in my grocery list.

    If you too are ice cream lovers like my kids, how would you like to make your signature creation and get your friends to buy it? iMix America is holding Awesome Cold Stone Contest, a contest where you can put your skills to test and create your very own original ice cream flavor. Using the ingredients found at the Cold Stone Creamery, you mix and match them and name your creation. Tell all your friends and relatives and get them to taste it. Then ask them to vote for it online.

    Prizes at stake are as follows: Second Bracket Winners - $50 Cold Stone Creamery gift card Third Bracket Winners - $250 music download gift card Grand Prize Runner-Up Winner - $4,000 value pack (cellular, computer and/or travel related) Grand Prize Winner - $30,000 value pack (automotive, cellular, computer and/or travel related).

    This contest is open for US Residents ages 13-19 years old, US Territories like Guam and Puerto Rico are included. Applicants may only apply at the iMix America website and applications must be in by midnight of June 05, 2008. If you think you've got what it takes to make a unique ice cream flavor and make it known around the globe, don't just sit there, check out the website and join the contest now.
     
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