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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

When Size Matters

One of the keys in slimming down is always keeping portions in check, but you definitely don't want to carry around a set of measuring cups especially when you're dining out, lol. Learn and remember to eye-ball diet-friendly sizes with visual cues.

According to Lisa R. Young, Ph. D., the author of "The Portion Teller Plan", 3 oz. of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of a deck of cards; 2 tbsp salad dressing is equivalent to 1 shot glass; 1 tsp butter or margarine is the size of a postage stamp; 1 oz. cheese is equal to 4 dice; 1/2 cup rice or pasta is half a baseball; and 1/4 cup nuts is a golf ball.

The next time you're eating out, just remember these visual cues to avoid overeating. :)

Energize With Lights

According to chromotherapists, you can energize the mind and body with lights. If you're feeling exhausted, pop tea lights/candles into red glasses. The red light eliminates negative energy, encouraging happiness and confidence. Looking at crimson-tinged candlelight increases arterial blood flow and warms the extremities.

Making Meals Lighter

You can make your meals lighter when you use sun-dried tomatoes rehydrated in water instead of the oil-packed variety when preparing your favorite pasta. Substitute fat-free feta cheese to regular ones and you'll save 36 calories and 5 grams of fat.

Monday, September 29, 2008

More About Me Meme

Tagged by Tina. Thanks dear, I had fun answering.

Tina knows i like a good tag, so here is another one for you to feast your eyes on if you want to know more about me!

  1. Are you pregnant? No.
  2. When do you want to get married? My husband and I have been married for 21 years.
  3. Do you curse a lot? Sometimes.
  4. What are your favorite books? Sidney Sheldon books.
  5. Do you wish you were with someone right now? No, I'm right where i want to be.
  6. Who were the last three people that sent you a text message? My mom, my daughter and my sister.
  7. Are you happier single or in a relationship? Relationships.
  8. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? Yes, I do.
  9. Do you wish someone would call you? Yeah the lottery man, same with Marzie.
  10. What is bugging you right now? None at the moment.
  11. What's something you wish you could understand better? Other languages
  12. If someone doesn't like you, it's usually because...? I easily get angry.
  13. Do you have a wild side? Hmmm, can't think of any.
  14. Kissed someone in the last twenty four hours? I'm always kissing my kids and hubby, of course.
  15. Have you lost friends in the past year? Nope.
  16. What were you doing at midnight last night? Blogging!
I'm passing this tag to:

Meishien at meishien.com
Census at Cen's Loft
Julia at Juliadamus-Oracke of a better world

What's your Favorite Sports?

Aside from my family and blogging, bowling is my other passion. It started when my brother came home from Japan. He actually influenced the whole clan (lol) into ten-pin bowling. We were then bowling for fun. I remember... we used to meet on Fridays and bowl girls versus boys. The girls won most of the time.

A few months later, we decided to join the Friday league. As we were beginners and have no real training on bowling, we were throwing straight balls and didn't even have our own bowling balls. We were amazed by how the other bowlers throw their balls, some have small hooks and others have big hooks ( we call them crankers). And beginners that we are, we were always at the bottom come awarding time, even if we had maximum handicaps. :)

I was looking for online sports videos on bowling when I came upon the SportsVids web site. I was hooked on watching Nastia Liukin's highlights video. That girl is really amazing!


nastia liukin - Click here for more sports videos


If you're a sports fanatic like me, SportsVids is well worth a visit. You can find lots of dramatic and breathtaking sports videos to watch or you may want to upload your very own sports clips to share with other sports fanatics. Signing up entitles you to join the contest where you can win great prizes like an XBox 360.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Recharge Your Energy

We often hear the words "I am tired" and that's because the average woman spends 70 hours per week on work and housework. Little did we know that there are other ways to increase energy that work much faster and longer than the kick a cup of coffee gives us. Whenever you need a pick me up, here are some of them...

Try to take a time-out from high tech. Gadgets like cellphones, computers and PDAs raise fatigue for those who use them 5 days a week. According to experts, the noises these gadgets make are often distracting and increase cortisol, a stress hormone that overstimulates the nervous system. This leaves you feeling tires and draggy. Take 2 twenty minute breaks from these gadgets daily, it can cut stress hormone production by up to 50%.

Think positive and look on the bright side. Trade your "I wish I weren't" thoughts with "I am so thankful I am...." Negative thinking triggers the release of enerygy-draining stress hormones. Changing a negative to more upbeat ones can rev up energy in just 2 minutes.

Floral scents boost the brain's production of beta waves by 25% in just one minute so stop and smell the flowers when you feel drained. According to studies, the effects can last as long as 30 minutes.

When in need of cash...

Try to picture this situation, you have bills that need immediate payments or else your electricity will be cut off. What would you you ever if the next payday is still weeks away? In this kind of situation, the first thing that enters your mind, is to borrow money from friends or relatives when you are short of cash. Borrowing from them is really no problem but sometimes it's just hard to tell them you need money.
You need to get a cash advance to save your face from borrowing money from friends and relatives. Pacific Advance can help you on this matter. That will approve your online application regardless of your credit history. You are pre-qualified if you are 18 years old and above, you are currently employed, you have a bank or credit union account with your name preprinted on the checks, you have a gross income of at least $1000 a month, and you’re not a resident of Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Georgia and West Virginia (loans are not available in these states). If you meet the requirements, the cash will be electronically deposited to your bank account overnight.
Visit the site by following the link above and apply for your cash advance now.

Free Background Check

There are probably a thousand online dating sites on the internet, but there is only one site I can recommend to my single friends. I have lots of girl friends who are still single and looking for "Mr. Nice Guy" but I have never ever told them to try online dating sites. I have nothing against these sites but in my own opinion, I just feel that they are not safe.

Last night I was surfing the web when I stumbled upon Dates and Love. The web site is an online dating service where you can make a free background check on people. I've seen a lot of online dating sites and this is the only one which offers this kind of service. My girl friends will be a lot safer on this site. It only takes a click to get people facts or to find a person and their numbers. But that's not only what the site offers, you can also search for business addresses and do an instant background check for you employees, your daughter's suitors, your friends and anyone else you might want to know.

It is important to know first whom you are dealing with so I would recommend this site so you can do your own background check. Joining is free and you get instant access to their people search and information lookup tools.

Get The Dough Fast

Unforeseen events that ruin your monthly budget cannot be avoided. Stop wracking your brains on where to get the “dough”, there is an easier and fast way to solve this dilemma. You can get a loan quicker than you think. There is a firm that caters to cash problems with no hassles attached to it. You can get anywhere from $100 to $2500 fast.
All you have to do is supply them with the simple information they require. The process is quick and easy. It’s safe and secure as well and your privacy will be protected. Quotes are free and you are not obliged to get payday loans from them. You can even deal with them online to make the transaction much faster.
After you get your approval, the money will be transferred to your bank account the next banking day. Documentation and ugly paperwork is done away with. They even offer several ways to pay your loan. So if you want an efficient, fast and secured loan, click on the link and apply now.

The Kitchen Island Shop

If you are looking for great and functional kitchen equipments to complete that dream kitchen of yours, the Kitchen Islands web site is well worth a look. The web site is your portal to quality and unique kitchen equipments and furnitures.

Come to think of it, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It is where you prepare food for your loved ones. Although a kitchen's main function is for cooking and food preparation, it can sometimes be a center of many other activities. There are times that you eat there and sometimes even entertain guests. My kids love lounging in the kitchen while I cook and if they need help with their homework, it becomes their study area too.

Whether you have a small or a roomy kitchen, trust that Kitchen Islands can transform it into an efficient and innovative work space. Their wonderful and unique furnitures will definitely give your kitchen a new dimension. A butcher block kitchen island is now commonly used in the home. What used to be for butchers only are now popularly used in modern kitchens. Using it as a counter top and a chopping board at the same time saves you a lot of space. It offers a comparably long service lifetime with ordinary counters. Butcher blocks can withstand a lot of pressure and they are the best surfaces to cut on.

Adding kitchen island carts will give you the storage and counter top space you need in your kitchen. These carts are great way of organizing your utensils and kitchen accessories and give you room to spread out your cook books and kitchen items. Bring out that culinary expert in you and whip up excellent foods with Kitchen Island. Their prices are incredibly low and the site offers free shipping everyday.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another Friendship Tag

Blogging is also about making friends in the blogosphere, people love blogging not only as a form of hobby but due to friends that they earn. To my fellow bloggers, this is for you.

Thanks to Emjei for sharing...

*start copy here


We need Friends for many reasons,
all throughout the season.
We need Friends to comfort us when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.
We need Friends to give us good advice,
we need someone we can count on, and treat us nice.
We need Friends to remember us
once we have passed sharing memories that will always last.
Spread the Poem of Friendship.

1. Everyday Life 2. Words of Love 3. Sheng's Simple Thoughts . . . 4. good thoughts, good trades 5. Ours and Our Kids 6. Jengspeaks 7. Jacque 8. Snippets of My Mind 9.Melisse's Domain 10.Seize The Day 11. Living A' La Mode 12. Simple Delights 13. Motherhood in a Nutshell 14. My Life's Journey in Italy 15. Life is Good and Beautiful 16. Fragments of Thoughts..a piece of life 17. BeautyTips 18.My Touch of Heaven 19.Techmobiz 20.BlackNickel 21.ifeelokay 22.iAM-MAi 23.NeuroPatch 24.Express4Free 25.Club101 26.Earn4aLiving 27.Solo-Flight 28.Emjei Says 29. Moms... Check Nyo 30. YOU!

*end copy here

I would like to tag the following:

Pinaywifespeaks
My Own Utopia
Simply Euphoric
Only in Silence
Confessions of An Army Wife

Diamonds Are Forever

We often hear the phrase " Diamonds are Forever", this is because a diamond has superlative physical qualities. A diamond never fades and it is the hardest natural material ever known that is why it is suitable as a Jewelry.

Diamonds are expensive and romantic so when a man proposes to his girl with diamond Engagement Rings worth two months of his salary, that means sacrifice for love on his part. Saving hard enough to buy her a diamond ring is a very romantic gesture no woman will ever forget.

Blue Nile is your online resource for these magnificent diamonds. The web site offers delicately designed jewelries. And if you are in a quandry of what to give your girl to make her feel more special, say it with diamonds. Anniversaries are very important dates in a girl's life, make her feel loved and treat her like royalty. The site will give you the guidance and education to help you choose the perfect one.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Act of Standing

Did you know that the easiest way to rev metabolism is simply by just standing up? A study conducted by Marc T. Hamilton, Ph. D., shows that the act of standing was shown to reactivate the enzyme which instantly doubles metabolic rate. According to him, sitting for long periods shifts the fat burning enzyme "lipoprotein lipase" into standby mode. Ehem, ehem... fellow bloggers... I am sure you are as guilty as I am, lol. Stand up once every few hours, it helps keep fat burn all day. :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Simply The Best

What makes you stand out? What tells everybody that you're a made man? What's the status symbol for the rich and famous? Of course, no other than a Mercedes Benz. Boasting of an illustrious history and proud German engineering, the Benz is one of the distinguished automobiles out there. The distinctive tri-star mark give one that fulfilled feeling. Getting one is an investment in itself. Their cars actually appreciate with time.

From SUVs to roadsters, name it, they have it. Their SUV or the G-class is being used by military forces around the world. Of course for the more refined SUV, they have the GL and M class. Their S class is the car of choice by presidents around the world. For family use, they have the R and wagon models. The young executives, the CL, CLK and CLS coupe models are models of choice. Now if you're the the kind of guy who loves the wind blowing your hair, then the CLK, SL and SLK will do the jobe. If you're the kind of driver who loves speed and a high performing car to boot, then the SLR is the one for you.

Only the best deserves the best and the New Mercedes DC dealership is the place to be. They offer all the models both new and pre-owned. Of course nothing comes out of their shop without that prestigious Mercedes-Benz certification. Either way, your spanking Benz is well covered.

Revolutionary Mazda

Mazda came to prominence with its rotary engine. Not only does deliver good performance but power as well. Mazda has since grown and is a contender in the compact sedan and sports car as well. Who would forget the RX-7 and the zippy Miata, an icon in the sports car scene. Mazda now gives you its new boy on the block, the Mazda 3. Its their luxury sedan entry. Its got the looks, the comfort and performance only found in high-end cars.

For their SUV line, they have the CX-7 and CX-9. The CX-7 has a sport-tuned 4-cylinder engine while the CX-9 sports a 6-cylinder power plant. To prove that Mazda is a rising star of the automotive industry, their CX-9 is the SUV of the year. Both models delivers power, comfort and value for money that Mzada has been known for. The CX line which stands for crossover (good for on road and off-road use) was developed with the family in mind. Long trips for the family will be more fun with the CX line.

Import tuning is now a popular scene in the industry. Shows and competitions abound. Mazda now introduces the RX-8. Replacing the RX-7, it now is more sporty, more powerful and very sexy. Without any modification, it is one of the most desired car in the sports category. With its sexy and very sleek design, it looks fast even when standing still. It can comfortably sit four persons with its innovative freestyle doors. It's a coupe and a sedan at the same time.

All these great cars are now in New Hampshire with the opening of the New Mazda Manchester NH. They have a wide array of new and used Mazdas to suit your budget. Enjoy that Mazda experience, come and visit them now.

Comfortable Yet Powerful

Are you planning on purchasing a new car or perhaps a new truck? Well, with the prices of everything going up, you want value for your hard earned money, right? New GMC Manchester NH is the official online dealer of the all new GMC Sierra. If you're used to driving GMC trucks before and have enjoyed the Canyon, Arcadia, Yukon, Envoy or Savana, the all new GMC Sierra was redesigned to bring together refinement, innovation and capability. Qualities you expect from GMC.

The Sierra pickup is offered with emphasis on performance rather than payload and towing, it also makes for a comfortable and luxurious pickup. Some owners say that driving a Sierra truck feels like driving a sedan. So smooth yet the engine is powerful enough to tackle any job you throw at it. The Sierra being a full sized truck is much more solid than any other models. And if you want to have more interior room, good fuel economy, more cargo room, dependability and of course, comfort, get the all new Sierra.

Overall, the Sierra is a pretty good truck. It has good looks, comfortable and smooth ride, easy handling, and good towing. Get the all new GMC Sierra now, by clicking on the link you are directed to the web site.

Best Buy

Prices of everything is going up. If you're someone who is very particular with what he's buying, you wouldn't just jump and buy a car just because it's the latest model. He'd way the pros and cons and most of the time settle for a quality used car. A car that he is familiar with and that he can maintain himself. There will always be ripoffs that would try and sell you a lemon. But there are quality dealrships that offers you the best not only in price but in quality and service as well.

The Manchester NH Used Cars is one such dealership that prides itself in providing you with only the best used cars. Traditions are hard to change and the Werner Dealership sticks to the tenet the customer satisfaction is always their business. They offer all types of vehicles and I am sure that they have what you are looking for. What's nice about them is that they have a vehicle for every kind of budget you might have.

They also have an excellent parts and service division willing and able to service your vehicle. They also offer financing and trade ins. They have cars, vans, SUVs and even trucks. All are certified, meaning you will be getting quality and untainted vehicles. You can check their inventory out by visiting their website or dropping by their shop if you want to personally see what they have in stock. Check them out now!

Propagating friendship award


Thanks to Emjei, Ria and Blogscope for this wonderful Award.

I love the blogs of these people and I'm glad to pass this award onto them! All they need to do is to leave the following message on their post when they pass the award on to their chosen eight bloggers.

They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut or that they propagate? Then let's try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.

I'm passing this award to:

Polly at Random Ramblings
Chilly at On The Bricks
Debbie at Wisdom Hypnosis
Jonna at The Luttrull Journey
Marzie at Mariuca's Perfume Gallery
Anna at Chica & Pumuckl

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Choco for Sniffles


This post is lovingly dedicated to Heidi, the author of Health Nut Wannabee Mom. She loves chocolate as much as I do and I'm sure she's going to love this yummy way of treating a cold.

With the cold months coming, here's a sweet way of relieving nasal congestion: A cup of delicious, decadent hot chocolate spiced with cayenne pepper. Now, who wouldn't love that? That's a great way to treat a cold!

Studies show that the capsaicin in cayenne has powerful antibacterial properties that can relieve nasal congestion, while the theobromine found in chocolate proves to be an effective cough treatment. Cayenne, by the way are made from ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum.

If you feel a cold coming on, melt a few ounces of chocolate [ the dark ones are better] in a cup of fat-free/low-fat milk, sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Then snuggle up with a good book or put on a good movie and sip away the sniffles.

Corolla: Toyota's Icon

The Toyota Corolla to date has been in the company's line for decades. It's an icon and I am sure that it will remain in Toyota's inventory for years to come. The model has been a favorite and has sold millions worldwide. The Toyota Corolla Virginia is now open to serve you. They have all the Corolla variants in their invetory.

The Corolla is coming out with three variants, the Corolla which comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic, the LE which has a 4-speed automatic and the S whic has a 4-speed automatic as well. All Corollas now come with the 1.8cylinder, 16-valve variable valve control engine. This advanced power plant will maximize your fuel consumption. All variants boasts of impressive mileage numbers that ranges from 26mpg to 35mpg.

All variants comes with the following safety and security features: Brake assist, Overhead airbag, Ignition disable, Dual front impact airbags, ABS brakes, Occupant sensing airbag, Dual front side impact airbags, Anti-whiplash front head restraints. Of course the goodies does not end there. All have audio systems with CD and MP3 compatibility to keep you entertained along with features of conveniences that will give you an enjable ride. Get the Corolla now and enjoy that Toyota experience.

Camry: Toyota's Heavy Hitter

The Toyota Camry is one of its heavy hitters. Known not only for its leek style and beautiful lines, the Camry is the epitome of pure elegance. It's now made available to you through Toyota Camry VA. The Toyota Camry Virginia comes in two variants, the four-door sedan and the sporty Solara, a two-door convertible.

The Camry sedan come in two models, the four-cylinder XLE and the six-cylinder XLE V6. The XLE is equipped with a 2.4 liter, four-cylinder engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Its engine delivers 158 horses at 6000 RPM. The V6 variant comes with a 3.5 liter, six-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Its powerplant delivers an impressive 268 horse at 6200 RPM.

The Camry will definitely meet your demands. Features include an entertainment package attune with the times like CD and MP3 compatibility. Comfort to both the driver and his passengers are prioritized with its seating and spacious cabin. And for those hot days, the Camry is equipped with automatic climate controls that would keep you cool and fresh while maximizing fuel economy.

Safety is foremost for Toyota. The Camry has ABS and disc brakes. It also has several airbags that ensure safety for both driver and passengers. And to keep your valued car secured, an alarm system with engine disable is standard.

Toyota's In Virginia

My family has had Toyotas since as far back as I can remember. The company has grown to a automotive giant since its humble beginnings. Known for its reliable cars, Toyota also has a wide array of vehicles in its inventory. The company continues to grow and has just recently opened its newest outlet. The New Toyota Leesburg VA is now open to serve you. Koons Toyota not only has one of the best Toyota inventories, they also offer you the best prices for that dream car you always wanted.

Koons Toyota not only has the new Toyota models, they also have in their inventory, certified pre-owned Toyotas from cars, SUVs to trucks. If they do not have the Toyota model you want, they can get if for you. Aside from offering you the best car, along with the famous Toyota quality comes the best price you will ever find.

If your in the Leesburg area, why not check them out and see for yourself the models they have. On a very tight schedule, no problem their online shop will answer your every query. Their power search will assist you every step of the way. Listed price is made available along with the details of the Toyota model you seek. Take that test drive now and experience the vaunted Toyota experience today.

What Causes Blushing?

Do you blush easily? Aside from embarrassment, alcohol, exercise and spicy foods can all cause a blood rush to the skin. But according to Healthy Living, flushing can also be a sign of rosacea, a redness that affects people with fair, sun-damaged skin.

Sun damage weakens the collagen around blood vessels, so they lose their ability to constrict and instead stay dilated, which causes the face to become red.


It is best to use sun protection when going out in the sun and avoid the things that trigger flushing. You may consult your doctor about topical prescriptions if that doesn't work for you.

Designer Lingerie for Your Woman

Have you thought of what to give your wife or your girlfriend this Christmas? Well, you might think I'm exaggerating here but you have to realize that Christmas is less than 100 days away. I wouldn't wait for the Christmas rush if I were you. And in case you still don't have an idea on what to give her, why not a lingerie?

Any woman will definitely be thrilled to get a beautiful Lingerie. A fashionable and alluring piece of Designer Lingerie will make your woman feel and look sexy. Freya Boudiche has a wide collection of visually appealing women's fashion undergarments. Boudiche is the name when it comes to intimate beautiful apparel. They have everything from beautiful and romantic lingerie, sexy and playful nightwear, bras, bustiers, swimwear, teddies, bikini, camisole, bridal lingerie and even matenity lingerie.

Women with larger cup need not worry now because Fayreform recently released their larger-cup collection. For women in her twenties to the women in their forties, these fun and quirky Freya Lingeries are a hit. They even have sizes for D+ cup. In the past, D+ cup sizes were very limited. Fayreform Lingerie have also recently released their"Beautiful Sin" collection. These are stunning plunge bras available in black and gold.

If you still can't decide on what to buy her, take her to the web site and let her choose herself. But if you really want to surprise her, the web site has a Men's Guide handy tool to help you get the perfect lingerie for your lady.


Fight Pimple With Honey

If you have an infected cut or scrape on your body, dab some raw honey on the affected area. Honey is an old remedy and is one of nature's most effective antibacterial creations. Honey is also good for fighting pimples.

Protect Your Family With GPS

I'm sure you've already heard about GPS Tracking, but in case you haven't, GPS is a tracking device which uses Global Positioning System to know the exact location of a person or a vehicle. The device used to be available only in the military but now it is available to civilians.

We, the civilians will benefit a lot from it especially at these times where thieves have become more techie. Car alarms are not enough anymore to protect our vehicles from thieves. It's very easy for them to disable car alarms! And before you know it, your car has already been stolen.

The device does not only track thieves, you can use it with your kids. It will help you know the exact location of your kids while still giving them their right to privacy. It's an easy way to keep your children safe.

Land Air Sea Systems Inc. has developed a tracking device so small and so easy to conceal. It can be used for a wide range of applications. The device has an accuracy of up to 2.5 meters and it uses a USB, plus, it is water resistant. It's even compatible with Google Earth. Protect your family and give yourself a peace of mind, get this awesome device now.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Off The Menu

Processed meat such as bacon, ham bologna and salami have been strongly linked to bowel cancer along with red meat. Experts recommend that these foods should not be part of your menu. However, they recognized that eating meat is also beneficial. According to them, we need not ban bacon completely as long as we limit the amount we consume to 500 grams of cooked meat a week.

Bacon is not the only culprit in bowel cancer, lifestyle can also be blamed. Lack of exercise, being overweight, and a high-fat, low-veggie diet can also increase the risk. Cancer Research studies show that one in 20 of us will develop the cancer and for those who have a family history and those who are inactive, you might choose to ban processed meat. To help keep cancer at bay, try to be as lean as possible and exercise more.

Tracking Your Car

GPS or Global Positioning System which was formerly exclusive for government use is now made accessible to the public. Not only does the GPS aid in navigation, it's now being use by car owners to secure their automobiles. Car theft has since been on the rise with carjackers getting bolder. What better way to keep that prized car of yours than to install a vehicle tracking system. Aside from securing your car, your loved ones will also be safe.

Simple car alarms are not sufficient to deter a determined thief. You can also trace where your kids are with this system. Aside from its small size, details such as speed, travel history and even how many stops your vehicle made. With its software, you can even simulate the actual travel of your car. It records the date, time and location of your vehicle.

You can use this device for a wide range of applications. If you own a company with service vehicles, you can record all their travels. Unauthorized usage of you company vehicles can be avoided. It's so accurate with an accuracy of up to 2.5 meters. This handy device uses a USB and is compatible with the very popular Google Earth. Give yourself and your family the peace of mind, get this system now.

Audi A8

I really don't know much about cars and I don't get to drive a lot either. We only have one car and whenever I go out hubby is with me so he gets to do the driving a lot. But if you were to ask me what type of car I want if I have to buy one, I've always been fascinated with Audi cars particularly the audi a8 series. Don't ask me about car details but just knowing that they are from the Volkswagen Group is enough to convince me that they are fine and of good quality.

Hubby also likes Audis. And if given a chance to own a full size luxury executive car, it's not going to be a Mercedes but an Audi. I have nothing against the Mercedes, they're fine and my parents used to own 2 before. But owning an audi gives you a different high and it makes you different from others if you live here in the Philippines. Only a few people drive an audi here.

If you're looking to buy a new car, only an audi gives you power, performance and luxury all at the same time according to my husband. With the variety of configurations the car offers, the Audi A8 is peerless.

How to Avoid a Heart Attack


What is a heart attack?


A heart attack is when part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies because it is not receiving oxygen. Oxygen is carried to the heart by the arteries. Each one of us may have one or more risk factors.


My father-in-law was hearing an early morning mass when had a heart attack back in 1996. It was a kind of shock to us knowing that he doesn't smoke and drink alcohol, and he exercises regularly. He is also very conscious of what he eats and religiously follows a good and healthy diet.

The Angiogram showed that 5 of his arteries were blocked and was immediately recommended for a heart by-pass operation. He never paid too much attention because he believed that it can be cured. No amount of persuasion made him undergo the much needed surgery.

A few months later, he had his executive check-up. His physician never allowed him to leave the hospital. He was immediately scheduled for surgery. Luckily, one of the best cardiologists was in the country. He performed the multiple by-pass operation. The open-heart surgery was a success. After only a month of recuperation he is as good as new.

So here are some tips I found that will help us prevent heart attacks.

  1. When Taking a bath, wet below your belly button (navel) first, not your head.
  2. When you're really exhausted or stressed, don't wet your head.
  3. Avoid cold foods and drinks.
  4. Rub hot liniment nightly on your chest.
  5. Lose weight if you're overweight. Brisk walking for at least 20 minutes is a good idea.
  6. Eat a healthy diet. Cut back on foods high in saturated fats and sodium. Limit the amount of fast food you eat.
  7. Check your cholesterol level. Eating oatmeal everyday helps reduce high cholesterol level.
  8. Drink alcohol in moderation. Large amount can increase blood pressure, it can also damage the heart muscle and liver.
  9. Quit smoking.


When you wear high heels...

Painful bunions, calluses and corns are the most common causes when you wear high heels too often. But did you know that it;s not just the feet that suffer? it can also affect your posture because they put stress on your spine, resulting in back problems. Long periods of wearing them can shorten calf muscles, leading to hip, knee and back problems. When no one is looking, take them off and try to relax those feet. ;)

Video Production Services

If you need video production services, don't trouble yourself searching the web for hundreds of video production companies. Chicago Video Production is an award winning video production company delivering quality, content-rich films and videos. They also offer 2D graphics, 3D animations, text treatments, logo animations, stylized effects and animation wizardry.

More and more businesses are utilizing video productions for their web commercials, corporate training and trade shows. This is where Richter studios come in, they can shoot from any location and in any format. They have world-class editors and animators to help you create visually stunning videos. The company is ideal for corporate, training, trade show, recruitment, marketing, sales, tv or promotional video that needs high quality video projects.

Videos are one of the most effective forms of communications and it has the power to capture your targeted market. So if you need to give spice to your presentation or you need to impress a very important client, you'll never go wrong with Richter. According to reports, response and retention rates are higher for customers and clients who watch videos and presentations.

Give your company a professional flair and impress your clients with your state of the art presentations. Follow the link or you may contact them at 312-861-9999.

Finding a Home in NJ

Are you dreaming of buying a home and moving to New Jersey? The state offers a rich blend of history, unique geography, beautiful beaches, entertaining opportunities and activities for residents and tourists alike. It is a major industrial center and is noted for its breathtaking views for summer vacationers.

Aside from being a center of industry, tourism and transportation, the state boasts of its agricultural industry. As a result, there are plentiful jobs to choose from, excellent schools for your children and affordable housing. There are plenty of high tech, pharmaceutical, research and development companies in the area so finding a job is really easy.

So if you intend to buy a home in New Jersey but is not sure what the good areas are and what are not, Real Estate New Jersey will be glad to help you with your concerns. They have highly qualified agents to give you an overview of home buying information, community information and show you the best affordable homes. Giving detailed information regarding new home construction, housing valuations and which schools your kids should go to are just some of the services they offer.

To get and review more information on buying a home in New Jersey, please click on the link and it will direct you to the site.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Digital Frame Central

Now that technology has gone leaps and bounds, even your favorite photos can be viewed using a digital photo frame. It displays digital photos without the need to print them or use a computer. Your photos are displayed as a slide show and these frames come with an adjustable time interval.

They used to be so expensive when they were first introduced to the market but their prices are now dropping down probably because of its increased popularity. And when it comes to digital frames Digital Photo Frame Central is the expert. The web site has a small product range to ensure quality.

If you're interested to get one, you need to know what to look for. The good-looking 7" Digital Photo Frame will look perfect in any living room. For me, look is important because most of the time, the frame is turned off. So even when there are no pictures showing, the frame itself should be pleasant to my eyes. The screen quality earns a thumb's up too with 480x234 resolution. I've checked some reviews and according to them, the higher the first number the better the contrast quality. But since I'm just an average user, this one is perfect.

Not all frames offer the same quality and functions so it's up to you to know some of the details first before you part with your money. Follow the link to know more about their products and take advantage of their limited time price slash.



What You See Isn't What You Get

A new study made by the Prevention Institute shows that nearly two-thirds of child-friendly food products that feature fruit images contain little or no fruit. Most of them are loaded with, sugar other added sweeteners and preservatives. You will be surprised to find out that some of the worst offenders are "wholesome" foods like cereal, yogurt and fruit beverages.

If you are buying fruit juice, make sure the label says 100% fruit juice. Check out the nutrition label to steer clear of unhealthy choices.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oatmeal Goodness

We already know that oatmeal helps lower or cholesterol level, but a recent study shows even more reasons why we should eat oatmeal. The yummy cereal can also also reduce the risk of weight gain. high blood pressure and heart disease. Let's give credit to oatmeal's mighty combo of filling fiber and antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory whole grains. Have at least a cup of oatmeal every day to enjoy these wonderful benefits.

Honey For Wounds

If you have an infected cut or scrape on your body, dab some raw honey on the affected area. Honey is an old remedy and is one of nature's most effective antibacterial creations. Honey is also good for fighting pimples.

I heart your blog.

Rambler over at Lofty Matters, Entrepgirl at a little of entrep and more and Cherry over at a {GIRL} for all status were all so kind to pass this blog award on to me . Thank you so much ladies!

Now, it's my turn to pass it. Here are the rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog;
2. Link the person you received your award from;
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs;
4. Put links of those blogs on yours; and
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated.

My nominations:

  1. Kathy at Brazoscowgirl
  2. Neiyomee at Irresistible Fascinations
  3. Lira at Tasteful Voyage
  4. Grandy at Functional Shmunctional
  5. KCee at Barefooted Me
  6. Imelda at Miss Body Beautiful
  7. Daisy at Rainydazee.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Food For The Brain

Many of us think that fish as brain food is just a folklore but recent studies prove that it is more than that. They found that elderly men and women who ate fish/seafoods regularly did better on cognitive tests than those who didn't or ate just a little. Eating fish can play a positive role in mental health.

Driving A Cadillac

One of the best cars ever created, a Cadillac has the dynamics of a good luxury car, the all weather capability of their SUVs and the space and functionality of a minivan. According to some Cadillac owners, its sharp handling, quick acceleration and high-performance braking make for a sporty, luxurious, enjoyable experience with a smooth, extremely quiet ride.

Don't ever let a used Cadillac put you down, the car maybe one or two generations old but you have to keep into mind that a Cadillac badge always means world-class performance. Used Cadillacs still offer impeccable road manners and warm, spacious interiors. These old models still offer crisp handling and good grip for improved composure and driving enjoyment on the roads.

If you're thinking of buying used Cadillac cars, check out Used Cadillacs Harrisburg PA. No matter what model you want, they have an incredible inventory of used Cadillacs so you are sure to find it there. If they don't have it in their list, don't despair, they will find it for you. The web site do not only sell used Cadillacs, they also work with a vast array of lending sources to make sure you will get the most complete and comprehensive financial package available. They are guaranteed to give you the lowest interest rates with very affordable monthly payments. Find out more about your pre-owned Cadillac, the link will direct you to the web site.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Gobble Up First

It is wiser to grab a snack before you sip caffeine or alcohol. Drinking on an empty stomach encourages insulin to floodgate into the the bloodstream. According to studies, it activates cortisol, a fat-storing hormone. So if you can't live without your morning boost of caffeine, drink only after you nibble some food. It will help stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tight Spots

Londoners are jockeying for parking spaces in the ever crowing city of London. What's worse is that parking lots are having a filed day charging staggering rates on the hapless motorists. Of course with these parking lots, your car is never safe from those careless drivers. Your shiny prized possession could end up with scratches or the much dreaded dent. Someone out there has the solution to your problems. Paying that exorbitant hourly rates is a thing of the past. ParkLet has thousands of spaces and London Garage for Rent.

They have secured and safe parking to suit your needs. They offer flexible terms. You can rent your worry-free garage for fives days, seven days or even on a monthly basis. The nice thing about it is that their rates are cheaper than your ordinary parking lot or even the bigger storage companies. No more endless searches for exact changes. The terms are negotiable and handled by a highly professional staff that would cater to your every need.

The benefits are simply endless. Your search for that parking space is very taxing. ParkLet will do that for you. They will also be the one to negotiate on your behalf with garage owners. You will have a secure parking space twenty four hours a day. You don't have to worry about any kind od damage to your car or even theft. Deal only with the best, deal with ParkLet.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

When does it hurt more?

We may not be aware of it but during menstrual cycle, a woman's perception of pain changes. Around that time a bump or a burn may hurt more. Researchers found that estrogen is vital for regulating the brain's natural ability to suppress pain. Estrogen levels are highest before ovulation and the natural painkilling system of the brain responds more powerfully. It releases chemicals to dampen pain. During the time when estrogen levels falls, the system is less efficient and you tend to feel more pain.

Are you on Pills?

It has been found that the pill can drain mental and physical energy. The experts agree that the Estrogen in birth control pills reduces levels of B vitamins: B12 which protects memory and B6 which guards against depression. This results to brain fog and lack of motivation. To sidestep this, pill takers are advised to include 3 servings of green leafy vegetables in their diet daily. Taking supplements along side the greens could also be helpful.

The Ginger Kick

Do You need something to keep you going? You can win the battle over midday slumps with fresh ginger. It has gingerols and zingerone compounds which give ginger its piquant taste. These are thermogenic agents that cause muscle tissue to consume more energy and in turn, help the body burn more stored fat for energizing fuel. Slice some raw ginger and chew, the fibrous spice will give you an unexpected kick. But if chewing raw ginger is too much for you, add ginger slices to your soup or salad.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Music To Your Ears

Did you know that the right song can help you get fitter? When you're working out, try listening to songs that will get you going. Find tunes that you feel will inspire you to exercise more. Researchers found out that the music helped participants work out longer. But when you sit down to eat, silence works best. Studies show that you tend to munch more when you're listening to music.

Bid For Items

I am sure many of you love shopping like I do. But to tell you the truth, I am not an impulse buyer. Whenever I shop, I hunt for bargains. With the prices of everything going up, we mommies should be wiser. Believe me, it is so hard to stretch the budget.

I recently stumbled upon the online auctions at BassaBids.com where you can bid for items you like. It is like one of those lowest unique bid services, the only difference is it doesn't cost you a penny to bid. You bid for FREE. The only money you will shell out is the bid amount granting you won the bidding. All the items featured on their web site are brand new, you get them straight from the supplier. There is also no need to worry about shipping and handling because most of the time they are included.

Bidding is really easy. All you have to do is pick out an item from their daily auctions list and offer your lowest bid. If you have the lowest unique bid for the day you win instantly. You can bid online on a chosen item, or you can bid using your cellphone. Just create an account by registering your email address, create your own password, and presto! You can start bidding right away. Head on to the web site now for more information and view the fabulous items they have on their list. Register now and start bidding. Who knows? You may be the next lucky winner.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Your Beauty Secret

How do you make yourself beautiful? Do you buy a lot of make-up and beauty products? Is your bathroom counter becoming to look like beauty counters in a department store? Lol, I am not exaggerating. I'm sure most women have a lot of beauty creams and products.

Looking beautiful shouldn't come with a long list of beauty products. I am sure you've invested a lot and most of them are expiring and drying up because you don't have the time to use up all those items. I have to admit that I'm only good at buying new products that I see on ads and use it only a few times because later on I become lazy. What a waste of money!

I've read that to look beautiful, you don't need a long list of beauty creams. Don't confuse your skin with too much pampering and unnecessary spending. Instead, leave just the multitaskers, like a cream that works for the whole face. Get rid of "this one is for the under-eye", "this one is for the laugh lines", this one is for neck", "this one during nightime" and "this one is is for daytime". Aside from easing up your load and routine, you'll ease up your pockets too.

An Ounce of Prevention is Better Than a Pound of Cure

A few years ago, the mother of my friend who lives in the US passed away due to a stroke. She was 64. It happened in the middle of the night when she went to relieve herself. Everyone was in bed already and my friend works night shift so she was not home when it happened. Nobody knew about it until the next morning. This is the kind of an unfortunate event that could have been prevented if only they had Medical Alert.

If you're wondering what I mean by Medical Alert, it is a device specially made for people over the age of fifty. They recently launched two new products: Tele-Assist and Mobile GPS. Tele-Assist is to be used at home, it has a fall alert detector that alerts an emergency personnel that they had an accident, had fallen and can't even push a button. It tracks the body movement and the device calls for help if something has happened and the person can't move. Even intruders are detected. It automatically alerts the police if intruders were detected. Tele-Assist also features live personnel reminders. A live person will remind them of doctors appointments, events and will give them personal assistance.

The Mobile GPS is a tracking bracelet with 2-way speakerphone. It can be used like a cellphone to call for help. If the wearer wanders outside the specified zone, you or the emergency call center will immediately recieve an alert. You can rest assured that your loved one will get help immediately in case of emergency.

Unfortunate events happen, an ounce of prevention is always better than a pound of cure. With Medical Alert, the life you save may be your own.

Print Me Up Scotty

My hubby decided to set up a network at home that would create a work station for the entire family. Finally linking our kids' computer to ours. With all the research papers printed almost daily by hubby and my kids, it is more practical to have one printer instead of buying one for each computer. With past experiences and different brands that my hubby has tried, Hewlett Packard has been his favorite choice. We have tried several brands which only proved costly than practical. Hubby finally chose Hewlett Packard inkjet printer. It's had its share of tough work through the years and he finally decided to replace it with a laser one. Of course, a Hewlett Packard too.

First to consider was its ability to be used in a network and its quality prints. We decided to buy the HP LaserJet 4000 (c4118a). It has fantastic features that made it the best choice. Among its qualities are: It is a speedy printer, 17 ppm laser printer that offers fast first page out. It gives you improved image quality for "picture-grade" images. they have the easiest, fastest and most comprehensive software solutions. This versatile printer brings significant technology improvements to work group laser printing. And best of all, it is designed to work with some of the most popular operating systems, including standalone DOS, Windows, Macintosh, and OS2. It is redesigned to work for a long, long time.

For sure, we will have great savings on our printing jobs. With the kind of performance the HP laserjet 4000 delivers, our ink expenses will be greatly lessened. Unlike the inkjet, print quality is different as well as smudging is virtually non-existent. Hp also offers a free starter cartridge for your purchase of the laserjet while supply lasts.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Gum Disease - Pregnancy Link

I have written several articles about gum disease being linked to heart attack but here's another surprising discovery and it concerns pregnant women. Gum disease, according to the article, can also trigger premature birth. Studies show that women with severe gum disease may be two times more likely to have a pre-term baby. Moreover, they may also be at more risk of pre-eclampsia [ a medical condition where hypertension arises]. The experts believe that the bacteria from diseased gums can trigger increases in the levels of compounds that induce labor.

Toned Abs

Are you ashamed to go to the beach because you have love handles instead of a six pack? It doesn't really take too much effort to tone your body down. When you go looking for ways on how to tone your abs, you will surely find hundreds of workout routines, the only problem is, you are not sure which one will work best. If you want to have flat abs you don't need to go through a number of exercises and diet. It only takes Flex Belt to have the six pack you've always dreamed of.

The flex belt focuses on the three main areas of the abdomen for best results. It is perfectly designed for those who are too busy to go to the gym and work out. Now you can train your abs right in the comfort of your home or while you're working in the office. It only takes 30 minutes a day and you can do it while sitting or lying down.

Not yet convinced? Here's how it works. The belt generates deep but comfortable contractions that effectively tones, firms and strengthen your ab muscles, all at the same time.

  • The unique construction of the FLEX Belt features three pre-positioned, medical-grade GelPads, covering the central abdominal muscles and external obliques.
  • Signals from the belt reach out to nerves where they are most concentrated.
  • These nerves branch out to reach all the abdominal muscles (not just those under the pads) causing them to relax and contract naturally, working all the muscles at the same time.
The simple 30 minute workout is clinically proven to give good results anywhere, anytime. Studies show that people who used the Flex Belt they have achieved firmer and more toned abs. It works for everyone and it will surely work for you too. For more information about the Flex Belt visit the web site. They guarantee results in just a matter of 4 weeks.


Monday, September 8, 2008

The Woman's Brain

Compared to the man's brain, a woman's brain produce less serotonin. This is probably the reason why women are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer depression and are irritable when under a low card diet. Eating carbohydrate-rich food such as rice, bread, pasta and fruits stimulates the the production of serotonin and keep depression at bay.

Lightening Up Your Load

With the increasing cost of living, singles and families alike are having a difficult time making ends meet. At the end of the day, they end up being debt ridden. Having so many credit cards add to their predicaments. Thinking that they can easily pay off their bills, they use their credit cards liberally. Unwittingly burying themselves more in the quagmire of debt. More often than not, the temptation of shopping makes them even more vulnerable. I mean, who wouldn't want a lovely pair of new shoes, even when you already got more than five pairs in your closet, especially when they are on sale?

Now there is a way to kick that very bad habit of overspending. NetDebt is here to help you live debt free. You can save yourself from those embarrassing counseling sessions, everything will be done online and live reps are always at your service should you need them.

For your complete online debt solution, visit the site now and answer a few quick questions and see how much you can save.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Good Bugs

Bugs are not always bad, some bugs are beneficial in certain parts of our body. Take for example the woman's most private part. I've read that the average woman's vagina is loaded with fungi, bacteria and viruses. But they are there for the reason that they usually promote cleanliness. I was quite surprised to know this but it makes sense. Want to know how? They fight one another and absorb debris. This process helps keep the vaginal environment balanced and healthy. This area of our body is designed to look after itself so take it easy on the soap and perfume products. Always wash gently and buy soaps that are gentle and if possible with pH balance. Some products are too strong and may be harmful to our most sensitive part.

Premiere Shutters for Your Home

Of you happen to live in the UK and you are looking for ways to improve your home, wooden shutters can give your home an elegant and stylish look. Plantation shutters are the ideal way to control light and privacy to any room in your home. Blinds are nice and a lot cheaper and it lets some sunshine in your room but wooden shutters are a lot better. They are great for wide openings and they are now available with hidden control rods. You can even have them customized to your liking to match the theme of any room. If you have to install them in your bathrooms or any other wet room, you don't have to worry about rotting because of their water proofing options.

If you need to sleep during the day like I do, Plantation shutters are perfect because it can block out as much light as a standard pair of curtains or blinds. They also allow air to circulate easily within your room or your home, providing you good ventilation. Plus, they provide you the benefit of having your own privacy and security. Plantation shutters can be angled to allow light to enter yet keep prying eyes out. Another great thing about having plantation shutters is of course, the savings. They do not have to be replaced every time you redecorate your home. The wooden shutters can be re-sprayed to any color you like in order to match your new decorations.

The web site has many designs and installation is free, so I'd head out over there right now if I were you and get a 15% discount on your purchase. You better hurry because offer is good until the end of the month only.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Brush It!

Get rid of dead skin cells by brushing. Use a brush with soft, natural bristles and brush your arms and legs with long soft strokes whenever you have a minute to spare. This gentle massage also stimulates your skin's natural oil production.

Online Shopping, Easy Forwarding

My brother who is based in the US with his family, regularly sends us packages consist of US goodies. He knows what my kids love, chocolates, jellybeans, peanut butter and sometimes toys. He regularly supplies us with coffee, vitamins, soaps, lotion, linens, salad dressing and many more. But shipping them here takes almost a month so he avoids sending us fresh goodies.

I was chatting with him last night and he told me to expect more packages from him and my sister because they both registered at MyUS.com website. It's a US online shop where they won't go the trouble of shopping at Walmart, Costco, Toys R Us, BJ's, Great A, Stop N Stop and the likes. They can shop for all those goodies right at the comfort of their homes. Plus, they don't have to go through the trouble of packing them in a big box. It's the job of the company to consolidate and ship the goods to any address they like including the Philippines. Shipping fee he said, is very minimal, a lot cheaper than his current mail forwarder.

If you also like giving gifts and sending packages to your loved ones abroad, the web site owner is giving free trial memberships for interested parties. They also accept major credit cards.


About Hemorrhoids ...

I have read in one article that we may not be aware of it but having hemorrhoids may mean something else. Almost 50% of men and women in the world, 50 years and older suffer from hemorrhoids. Now, what are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the rectum. Pain, itchiness and blood in stool are the most common symptoms. These symptoms may possibly lead to colorectal cancer if not taken care of. A lot of people according to him are not open to discussions when it comes to stool problems. He said, each one of us may possibly have or have had anal and rectal problems which should be discussed with a doctor. Hemorrhoids are inflamed blood vessels inside and around the anus and rectum. This happens during diarrhea, obesity and constipation.

It may either be external or internal. Internal hemorrhoids don't usually hurt because there are few pain sensing nerves in the rectum. External hemorrhoids are situated within the anus and usually painful. Here are some tips to help ease the pain in case you have it. Do not sit for hours at a time, if you have to, take a break, stand up and move for at least 5 minutes. A cushion with a hole in the middle can ease the pressure and pain. Applying petroleum jelly inside the anus can make bowel movements less painful. Use a soothing anti-inflammatory agent on irritated hemorrhoids to reduce pain and itching. And most of all, do not scratch hemorrhoids, it will only become more irritated as the skin becomes damaged thus, intensifying the itching. To avoid hemorrhoids, it is best to consume at least 25 gms of fiber everyday. Whole grain bread and fruits are the best sources of fiber. Fiber supplements are also available in drugstore. I've seen in one in a tv commercial. It's in powder form and you can just mix it with either juice or water. Drinking at least 6 glasses of water can be very helpful. Water, really does our body good. Try to have a regular bowel movement and try to do it at the same time everyday.

BFF Gold Award

Woohooo! I've been awarded by Lina over at Life, In My Own Backyard. I recently met her through entrecard and she has several great blogs. Thanks Lina, I love it!



Like her, I'd like to give it some dear friends I met through blogging. First the rules:

Rules:
1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award
2. Four (4) of them are followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to who ever gave you the award.

I'm bestowing the award to: (drum roll, please...)

Race at Moments of My Life
Tahtimbo at Everyday Living
Claire at The House that Koen & Claire (Re)Built
Abelle at Only in Silence
Kihrat at Seek no More

Wow! Jelly Beans!

Jellybeans are one of my kids' favorites. Every time we would pass by a candy store, the kids would ask me to stop by and buy some jellybeans. Even my siblings in the US, whenever they send us a package, there are at least 2 big plastic bottles of yummy jellybeans. They know my kids love them so much they always make sure to supply them with these colorful and delicious candies.

And because they are my kids' favorite, I went through the trouble of searching the web where I can buy Bulk Jelly Beans. If jelly beans happen to be your favorite too, you'll get excited with the huge selection the site offers. The gourmet jelly beans are sold at wholesale prices so they are a lot cheaper than those at the candy store. My kids love almost all their flavors. They love the flecked cinnamon, strawberry daiquiri, grapefruit, bubblegum, strawberry cheesecake, tutti frutti, fruit punch, buttered popcorn, watermelon, kiwi, and believe it or not, the hot tamales jelly beans. The site don't only sell jellybeans, they also have gummies and gummy candy, licorice candy, candy gift platters, chocolate candy buttons and lentils, lollipops and many more.

Check out the web site and place your orders now, but be sure to eat in moderation and brush your teeth after, I'm sure you wouldn't want a trip to the dentist because of jellybeans.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Move Over Cucumber

When I was still bowling, I used potatoes for my swollen thumb after playing. I would carve a hole from a large potato and stick my thumb for at least 30 minutes to reduce swelling. I used to play 12 to 14 games during finals so just imagine how swollen my thumb is. One of my bowling friends taught me to do that and it really helped soothe my thumb, and I'm ready to play again the next day.

But I never knew that the starchy juice from grated potatoes is also great for treating dark under-eyes. I just read it from a magazine last night. The potato juice has white enzymes called "catecholase" that can brighten the area quickly. Here's how to do it: grate a potato, squeeze to get the juice, dip cotton balls into the juice and apply directly unto the under-eye area. Let it dry and wash off after 30 minutes. Hmmm, it's time to move over cucumber. Potato juice works faster than you do.

Your Precast Needs

For quality, value and permanence, Precast Concrete is the ideal material for your construction needs. If you're wondering why, precast concrete is not harmful to your health, it is very safe and it also helps protect the environment. While other materials can deteriorate, precast products and Precast Concrete Septic Tanks can last for more than 100 years. It's durable, fire and chemical resistant, and best of all, environment friendly. It is also well-suited for exposure to all types of weather, so you can rest assured that your house/building are designed to properly withstand damage.

Precast products are also precise and are made under a controlled environment to ensure perfect curing. With precision and quality as its foremost concerns, Precast ensures customer satisfaction and product durability that is second to none. Production is supervised by a highly qualifeid team of certified engineers.
It makes an ideal choice because it requires very low maintenance and they can be shaped and molded into an endless array of sizes designs.

Portable Soccer Goals

If you're looking for portable soccer goals to help your little player improve his game, I found this web site selling portable soccer equipments. These soccer goals are great for backyard practice, tryouts, and small-sided games. It will keep your kids busy during "no-school" days. Plus, you can tote them anywhere such including the beach, during picnics, or your friend's yard. You can even hold a backyard tournament for them.

These soccer goals are portable, rebounding, easy to carry, lightweight and adjustable. They break down in seconds for easy toting and assembly to any field. They even include carry backpacks. The goals come with PE goal netting and peg hooks to secure it firmly to the ground. Really ideal for practicing soccer and other net-goal sports right in your backyard. They are made stable and durable for long life.

Portable soccer goals are lightweight and specially designed to fit into your car or van, they can also be converted from outdoor to indoor. They are available in a wide range of sizes and are absolutely safe for children to set up and take down.

Go over their web site by clicking on the link for your soccer goals and soccer goal accessories.

For Art's Sake

Do you have precious art possessions that you need to ship to another place, display or store some place else? Original paintings are so valuable that they need to be handled with extra care. Don't take any chances, you need experienced handlers to transport those original artworks.

Mind's Eye offers an array of the finest services making sure that your painting will arrive safely. Their services are customized to your art, your needs, and of course, your budget. They are not limited to transporting paintings and portraits, they also offer services for sculptures, age-old documents, chandelliers, antiques and many more. You can sit back and relax and expect Mind's Eye to do the most artful job for you. They utilize the most innovative protection techniques and protocols to ensure that your work of art will stay in its original condition.

Every work of art is independently insured and each piece is packed by hand with ample protective measures. You will definitely be pleased with the services they offer and they even maintain and adjust temperatures during shipping and art storage to make sure your artwork are preserved and protected properly. Rest assured that Mind's Eye's professional teams work directly with you to determine the best solutions.

Monday, September 1, 2008

My Top Droppers

August has ended and once again it's time to give back to my top droppers for the month. Thank you so much for coming here everyday. I hope to see you again next month.

The Sewing Mom 31
Unpredictable Life 31
Kuerdas! 31
Lainy's Musings 31
The Ad Master 31
Classic Machines 31
Polisicks 31
People You Need to Know 31
Acakadut 31
sourkandy 31






















 
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