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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Healthier Heart with Chickpeas

Consuming 1 cup daily of chickpeas supplies you with 70% of folate, the recommended amount to lower levels of amino acids which make the heart weak. The beans are high in magnesium, a mineral that increases circulation and strengthens blood vessel walls.

One cup of chickpeas provides molybdenum, a mineral that helps cleanse the body of headache-causing sulfites. The soluble fiber in the mighty beans balances blood sugar and provides slow-burning energies to prolong satiation and fight cravings.

These golden legumes possess high stores of trytophan, the amino acid that soothes anxiety to help prevent stress-induced munching. To sum it up, the detoxifying enzymes in chickpeas enhance health and speed slimming.

IT in the World of Business

Technology has become a necessity in every business, it has become an important component of our culture, business and economy. Snail mails have been replaced by electronic mails, goods and products can be bought online, services are offered on the internet and even banking transactions can be done online. There is no escaping it and whether you admit it or not, it is a very important tool to your business success. As a business, you have to always be atuned with the time.

You need not worry if you're not an IT specialist, you don't need to be an expert in this field to succeed and you don't even need an in-house IT department. What I'm talking about here is how to optimize your business performance with the help of IT services. This is about getting your customers to see you as competitive and the one that provides quick solutions to their problems.

There are many companies offering you this kind of service, take new york it services for example. They have the most comprehensive IT outsourcing solutions that will help broaden your IT capabilities and give you the knowledge to handle any aspect of your technology needs. They can help you develop a technology that fits your business drives and make it more profitable, productive and most importantly, competitive. Click on the link to know more.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Viral Linking Tag

I got tagged by Race over at Moments of My Life. Thank you sistah.

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Rules:
1. Copy paste from {Start Copy Here} to {End Copy Here}
2. Please link back to the person who tagged you and pass this tag to many of your friends
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs, the more the merrier.
4. The use of NO FOLLOW on link is not allowed, Let's all be fair!
5. Remember to come back here at JENNY TALKS (pls. don't change this link)and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.
6. Spread the virus oooopps I mean the VIRAL LINKING and happy blogging!

BLOGGERS:
#1. Scraps & Shots #2. Simply Jen 3. This and That 4. Fab & Chic Finds 5.A Slice of Life 6. Jenny Talks 7. Tech Stuff Plus 8. Food on the Table 9. Aussie Talks 10. When Mom Talks 11. Moments of My Life 12. My Crossroads 13. A Life in Bloom 14. Because Life is a Blessing 15. Digiscraptology 16. BLOGSILOG 14. Cherry's Comfort Zone 15. DigiScrapz: Captured Memories 16. Buzzy Me 17. Fab Finds, Etc. 18. Thinking Out Loud 19. Wishing and Hoping 20. PRC Board Exam Results 21. Jobs Abroad 22. My Blog Portfolio17. Race Corner 18. Moms... Check Nyo 19. Your Blog Here

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I'm passing this tag to:

Constance @ almanacqueen.com
Crissy @ Crissy's Haven
Lisa @ In My Kitchen

Worried about your age?

Do you worry too much and get annoyed with yourself because you are not getting any younger? I am not, and I am not embarrassed to announce my age to anyone. I just turned 41 a couple of months ago and I do notice fine lines and some wrinkles on my face. Hair dye helps to conceal my salt and pepper hair. But I’m one of the few who do not dwell too much on that. I’ve always been positive with this, and well, who doesn’t grow old anyway? Although I am not as slim as I wanted to be, I like taking care of my health and appearance.
Most of my friends fret when asked about their age, but in my opinion being obsessed about your age will only make you feel older. You fret and then get stressed if you think about it too much. There are many other ways to feel younger such as exercise, getting engaged and of course, laughter. But if you're really obsessed about looking young and you have the money to spend, I think it is alright to seek help from professionals like a cosmetic surgeon or an anti aging dr. Science has gone really far, one example is Angelina Jolie, there's not even a trace that she gave birth. Whether you choose to turn to cosmetic surgery or to age naturally, it's totally up to you. What really matters is how you look at yourself and how you feel.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I feel ok tag

Tagged by Emjei over at SoloFlight.

Here's my quote:

“A love that defies all logic is sometimes the most logical thing in the world.”
~unknown~

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Feel okay? Well you should be! You’ll definitely be okay if you’re going to be a part of this meme, be okay if you are about to have a chance to increase your Technorati and Google Pagerank!

1. Make others feel good: share your favorite, self made, or any quotes as you pass on this meme with the image below.
2. Make sure to come back – HERE - (ifeelokay.com) to get the master list and leave a comment that you’ve made yourself a part of this meme. This would ensure that you’ve been added to masters list.
3. Your favorites, self made, or any quotes that you shared are collected and will be linked back to your site as its source, this would give you much benefit. Put a category before your quote. (ex. Inspirational, happiness, love, sweet, time, motivational, friendship, and others), much better if you relate the quote on your blog. Ex. Fashion Blog - quotes about beauty; Personal Blog - quotes about success, life, inspirational and many more. It’s your choice.
4. Only one quote and category per blog please, make sure to tag as many bloggers possible. Please update your contributor's list more often. May we achieve thousands of quotes from different bloggers around the world. Let the fun begin. Be a part of a great collection of quotes from different bloggers around the world!!!


Contributors

(1)BeautyTips,(2)EmjeiSays,(3)Techmobiz,(4)BlackNickel,(5)inspirational stories,(6)iAM-MAi,(7)NeuroPatch, (8)Express4Free, (9)Club101, (10)Earn4aLiving,(11)Love tips,(12)My Touch of Heaven, (13)BigMoneyList (14)A Simple Life (15)Momhood Moments (16)Business Mars (17)Fun|Fierce|Fabulous (18)My Pink Shoelace (19)Rosa’s Meanderings (20)Chronicles & Tales Unlimited (RED) (21)Within Small Bites (22)My Life…. My Journey! (23)Life is good and Beautiful (24)HappyHeart (25)By Osc@r Luiz (26)Reality Notes (27)My so-called Life (28)Kwento ni Enday (29)The Fountain Of Happiness (30)Amazingly Me (31)Caring Is Not Only Sharing… (32)Onabentofrenzy (33)Denz Recreational (34)Pieces of Me (35)My Inner Thoughts (36)Emily’s Buzy World (37)Maritima Heavenly (38)Origena (39)BiiterSweet Life (40)Words of Love (41)Pinay Heart Wanderings and Musings (42)BlogScope (43)Unsealing My Mind (44)Program-IT-Jin (45)Mspuzzles (46)Anygen’s Journey (47) Best Travel & Tours (48) Ultimate Cooking Guide (49)Me, the Islands and the World (50)Straight from the Heart (51)Never Ending Resolve (52) fragments of thoughts..a piece of life -reyapot (53)LabRat (54)Everettski (55)Pajarolandia (56)SpiritOfTheValley (57)SteelTownEagles (58)ValAlexander (59)LeisureSpecial (60)gLamorousSylph (61)ELSWhere (62)Jeffrey’sLoop (63)LeopardO’Web (64)OpenBookProject (65)TuniTec (66)CranesForPeace (67)CIE-SL (68)Dare to Blog (69)Life Realities (70)WebGeek Journal… (71)Ness (72)WilStop (73)Life: Thoughts & Inspirations (74)On Touching and Saving Lives! (75)Blogger across the universe (76)My wonderful Life (77)Our Growing Family (78)denz Techtronics (79)krchan (80)StoriesInLife (81)Married and Happy About It (82)NetworkOfCombinedIdeas (83)AdventureSage (84)in-TechRevolution (85)Ivory Tasks (86)Best Places to Travel (87)Pinay Mommy Online (88)SeeNRead (89)Random Thoughts (90) My Small World (91)i am Mai (92)Traffic up!!! (93)Health News (94)My Captured Moments (95)Love Text Messages (96)Top Video Hits (97)Top Music Video Hits (98)Moms… Check Nyo (99)YOUR BLOG!

- HERE - View the complete list of Quotes by bloggers around the world - HERE -


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I'm passing this tag to:

Jade @ Momma Wannabe

Babette @ Definitely Maybe!

Bless @ Happy Life



A Different Christmas

Just last night, hubs and I were talking about this year's Christmas. It's going to be a lot different from the other Christmases we had. The meltdown is affecting businesses globally, price of gasoline is continuously going up and my usual budget for groceries almost doubled up. Budgeting has become more stressful. Much as I would want to hold on to whatever cash we may have left, there is always something that I have to spend or pay for. With our income combined, we used to have more than enough but now that everything has gone up, the more than enough we used to enjoy is now just enough to pay for our needs.

We have explained to the kids that right now both their dad and I are undergoing financial difficulties. Instilling the right values to our children is such a great help and that made it easier for them to understand the present situation. We may not have an extravagant celebration and may not be even able to buy them expensive gifts but to hear them say "We don't need expensive gifts, what's important is we're all together" brought me to tears. What they told us definitely made the situation easier. I will forever be thankful to God for blessing us with such wonderful and understanding children.

We still have high hopes though that everything will get better for our business in the next months so the Nexus21 TV Lifts we so want for our living room and bedroom were not crossed out from the family's wish list.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Byebye Puffy Face

Consuming carb-rich foods especially during the holiday season often results to facial puffiness. It's only 61 days before Christmas and soon parties will come right and left so you better be prepared to deal with puffiness. You can keep it at bay with lemonade. Add lemonade to your menu on the day of the party. Mix 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon, lime or calamansi juice, 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup, 1/10 tsp of cayenne pepper and 8 oz. of water. The beverage will reduce lymphatic inflammation brought about by large intake of carbs in as little as 2 hours. Drink one glass before having breakfast and lunch for best results.

The Painful Breakup

According to reports, one out of every two marriages in the US is failing. In other parts of the world it is also on the rise all the time. Most families have become dysfunctional and the sad part is, coming from a dysfunctional family is widely becoming fashionable. Even here in the Philippines where divorce is not permitted [but annulment is allowed], many families are crumbling.

For most spouses, breaking up not always so easy. I know that because I've witnessed two cases, my brother's divorce and my brother-in-law's annulment case. I've seen both agonize over the break-up. It was troubling, time consuming and expensive.

It seems so easy for couples to get married because they know that if their marriage does not work, they can easily apply for divorce. They may have justifiable reasons to decide on ending their marriage and getting a divorce, and from my own point of view, couples are better off with a divorce rather than keep suffering and be abused.

When couples decide to end their marriage, they should have a good attitude about it. One important tool in coping with it is the person's mindset. Learn to accept it and deal with the pain instead of trying to lock it away. Seek help from professionals to guide you through every step of the process of divorce.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Surprise Award

I was so surprised to receive an award from a person whom I didn't know reads my blog. Michael, over at A Family Man passed on this wonderful award to me. Thank you so much Michael, this award made my day. :)

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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 one 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. Ness 15.World of Technology 16. MyDailyWebJournal 17. A Simple Life 18. Momma Wannabe 19. Everything Has A Reason 20. Republic of A 21. BeautifuL Language 22. There's no place like home 23. A Family Man 24 . Moms... Check Nyo 22. YOUR NEXT!

I would like to tag the following blogger friends: Shiela, Jemi, and Mira.


Not Just About Fashion

To all the fashionistas out there, I found an interesting fashion site which caters to everything. I say everything because the site not only provides you with the latest in trends and designer clothing. Fashionling is your online portal to fashion and beyond. They bring you the latest fashion around the globe. Not just the chic creations of the hottest designers from NY, Milan, Paris and London but the fabulous clothing lines from India, Iraq, Turbans fashions, Japanese fashions and many more. You can also get hard to find costumes there, head wears, hairstyles and read about each country's cultures.

Find out about the latest news, tidbits, fashion tips, fashion events, personalities and their latest release. Plus, read about supermodel gossips. For those of you who love following the latest about their favorite super models, you can read them all here. I was just reading about the Abbey Clancy scandal, she was so jealous and drunk during her boyfriend's, Peter Crouch, birthday bash at The Valmont Club in Chelsea, UK. She slapped him in front of all those people because she though he was flirting with Aisleyne Hogan-Wallace, a former contestant at "Big Brother".

There are so much to read and I have just started. If you love the tips and tidbits I publish here, you'll definitely love everything at fashionling. Click on the links now and find the latest in fashion.

Beauty Tip # 2

Try to avoid looking at the mirror when you have a blemish. Picking at your skin only slows down healing time. If you got a pimple, try treating it with a clay mask which will help draw out the extra oil.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dad is a Better Cook

Some things my friends look forward to when they come here at home to visit is good food, my fresh fruit juices and of course, home-brewed coffee. I came from a family of foodies and my passion for cooking was influenced by my dad who is also a good cook. My sibs and I grew up seeing our dad cook our meals during weekends. Mom can cook but her cooking is "miles away" compared to dad's. Oh mom, I hope you'll forgive me if you ever read this. ^.^

Dad is meticulous in everything, he makes sure he uses only the freshest ingredients. And when a dish calls for chicken liver, chicken liver it is... no substitutes. He does his cooking the old-fashioned way and each ingredient is peeled or prepared by hands. I think he's afraid of kitchen gadgets, lol.

Although my cooking was greatly influenced by my dad, I, on the other hand, love using gadgets. I like using food processor to chop onions and other vegetables, pressure cooker to tenderize meat, fruit presses and coffee maker to homebrew. These gadgets make my task easier and they're real time savers... gives me more time to blog. ^.^

For the newest gadgets and homebrew products visit homebrew4u.co.uk. They also have beer kits, wine kits and many more brewing accessories you can use to impress your friends.

The Peace Meme

Mimi, the queen of memes and Shinade over at The Painted Veil tagged me on this. I have done this one in the past but since it's going to be the 2nd anniversary of Blogblast for Peace, I've decided to join again.


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Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story.
(1) Copy this into a post (2) ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list
(3) Tag at as many people as you'd like.

The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe - Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) - branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world - from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than three weeks bloggers from all across the globe will blog for peace.
We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.
Won't you join us?
November 6, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

1. Right CLICK and SAVE the peace globe below or choose from other designs here.

2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click
here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.
3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com - Let me know your blog's name and url by leaving a comment
here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery . Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.


Here's the most important part.
4. On November 6, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post "Dona Nobis Pacem". This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace or simply fly your globe.


Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)


If you'd like to help spread the word, take this button to your site. The code is in my sidebar.


I, Mimi Queen of Memes, hereby royally tag the following....... (Before you copy this list on your blogs, ADD YOUR OWN NAME to the bottom of the list. )





  • A Great Pleasure
  • A Journey Into The Mind & Life Of A Teenager
  • A Nice Place In The Sun
  • A Piece Of My Mind
  • A Room Of Crazy Scrapper
  • A Simple Life
  • A Word In Edgewise
  • Alasandra & The Cats
  • Amazing Life
  • Amel's Realm
  • Amori,poesie,arte,chat by Hanna
  • And Miles To Go Before We Sleep...
  • Angell'z Secretz
  • Another Desert Rat
  • Anyhow Blogs
  • Anything Goes
  • Apples Of The Eyes
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Are You Grateful?
  • Asara's Mental Meanderings
  • Ask A Lesbian
  • Attitude, The Ultimate Power
  • Awestruck
  • Backroads West Virginia
  • Balitang Kalye
  • BearsMountain
  • Beggar's Shot Glass
  • Betty's This and That
  • Bijoux & Banter
  • Billy Warhol's Billion Dollar Baloney
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Bits and Pieces by Jan
  • Blessings In Life
  • Blogger Happy
  • Blue Dreamer's Top Five
  • Bogie's Wonderland
  • Byrningbunny's Challenge Page
  • Cafe At the End Of The Universe
  • california is a recipe for a black hole
  • Candid Karina
  • Cap'n Dyke Lesbian Pirate Queen and Rogue Blogger
  • Captain Picard's Journal
  • Carver's Site Or Is That Sight?
  • Castle Of Nannbugg
  • Cathy's Resurrection Corner
  • Caught In The Stream
  • Chanel's Journal
  • Chocolate Mint Girl
  • Chronicles and Tales Unlimited (RED)
  • Chrysalis Angel
  • Colloquium
  • Clean And Simple
  • Comedy Plus
  • Communique by Ivanhoe
  • Crazy Working Mom
  • Crows and Daisies
  • Daisy The Curly Cat
  • Dana's Random Blatherings
  • Dating Profile Of The Day
  • Deep DownThe Heart
  • Diario de Iza
  • Dixie's Heart And Soul
  • Dottie's Place
  • Down River Drivel
  • Drowsey Monkey
  • Duward Discussion
  • Emila's Illustrated Blog
  • Etavasi
  • Everyday Healy
  • Everything and Nothing
  • Expressions and Thoughts
  • Feathering On My Nest
  • Fil-Am Never Ending Stories
  • Filipina In Hawaii
  • Find Out What Jen Finds
  • Fishing Around
  • Foster Me Up
  • Foxxyfyrre's Honk 'n Hollr
  • From The Roads
  • Good thoughts, good trades, good life
  • Hahn At Home
  • Happy and Scrappy In Ohio
  • Happy Life
  • Health Psych
  • Hearbeats....
  • Heart Of Rachel
  • Hello?....Is This Thing On?
  • Hnetka Goes HMmmm
  • Hobbies And Such
  • Home In France
  • Hootin' Anni's
  • Idaho Daily Photo
  • In Search Of Life
  • Inner Wall
  • Isis Dominguez Lahora
  • It's All Good
  • It's Not A Weekend: It's A Lifestyle
  • It's Sanni-licious
  • Jannaverse
  • JB's Small World
  • Journey To Authenticity
  • Julie Pippert: Using My Words
  • Julie's Blog
  • Julie's Jewels & Junque
  • Just About Scrapping
  • Just Me And My Creations
  • Just Write
  • Keep Fondly In My Mind (Twinkletoe)
  • Kellementology
  • Kids, Cats, & Books....What Else Is There?
  • Lakeside Lair
  • Laketrees
  • Larry Hnetka Goes HMmmm
  • Last Minute Lyn's Life
  • Late Bloomer Boomer
  • Late Night Latte
  • Leaf Float Down River
  • Leaping Before I Look
  • Life and Adventure
  • Life Is A Roller Coaster
  • Life's A Dance You Learn As You Go
  • Lowdown From Lois
  • Luz de Luma, yes party!
  • Mama Pajama
  • Managing Autism
  • Maremagnum
  • Marie Millard
  • Maryannaville
  • Mattress Police
  • Maya's Window
  • Meezer Tails
  • Memoirs Of A Chaotic Mom
  • Mickey's Musings
  • Mighty Mom
  • Mimi Writes
  • Minnesota Mom
  • Minority Kills
  • Modern Musings
  • Mom Knows Everything
  • Mom's Musings
  • moms...check nyo
  • Momto3cubs
  • Monday Morning Power
  • Mother Of Shrek
  • Ms Cellania
  • Much Of A Muchness
  • Muffin53
  • Mumblings
  • My Blog Rules
  • My Colorful World
  • My Dogs Keep Me Sane
  • Namnet's Philosophizing Playground
  • New England Lighthouse Treasures
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Nyumix's Blog
  • O'Ceallaigh & The Quill
  • ManiaRavings
  • On A Limb With Claudia
  • On The Wall
  • Opinionated Black Woman
  • Our Two Little Princes
  • PT-LawMom
  • Pet Monologues
  • Pimp Your Blog
  • Pinay-At-Heart
  • Pinaymama's Dairy
  • Points Of View
  • Precious Moments
  • Queen-Size Funny Bone
  • Quilly's Pacific...Paradise?
  • Ramblings and Whatnot
  • Ramblings Of An Idle Insomniac
  • Random Autumness
  • Rants, Raves, & Random Thoughts
  • RDH Mom
  • Rojoy's Daily Update
  • Rooms Of My Heart
  • Rose Of Sharon
  • Rose' World
  • Royal Kitties
  • Run Away Thoughts Of EMZ
  • Sacred Ruminations
  • Sarah Spelled The Right Way
  • Sarge Charlie
  • Saturday 9
  • Scraphut
  • Screw Perfection
  • Second Effort
  • Secret Agent Mama
  • Secret Monologues
  • Shannon's Moments of Introspection
  • Ship's Log Of GT281
  • Simply Sassy
  • Slavery Bliss
  • Space Of Reality
  • Speedcat Hollydale
  • Straight Forward Comic
  • Strange But True
  • Stray Thoughts
  • Sunday Stealing with Judd Corizan
  • Surgeonsblog
  • Tangled Up In Twyla
  • Tarheel Ramblings
  • Teacher Julie
  • Tell Me About It
  • Teri Teri Quite Contrary
  • Tertium Quid
  • That Grrrl
  • The Backwoods Drifter
  • The Beacon
  • The Best Is Yet To Come
  • The Big Leather Couch
  • The Calalilly Space
  • The Cookie Sheet
  • The Evil Blogger Twin
  • The Furry Bambinos
  • The Furry Diva
  • The Gaytheist Agenda
  • The House Of The Flying Monkeys
  • The Ice Box
  • The Junk Drawer
  • The Kat House
  • The Morning Meeting
  • The Painted Veil
  • The Puppy's Palace
  • The Random Forest
  • The Rising Blogger
  • The Salty Mooch
  • The Starr Ann Chronicles
  • This And That
  • this is Jo Beaufoix.com.....like Kate Moss, but not
  • This That and The Other Thing
  • Titration
  • Trav's Thoughts
  • Twisted Sister
  • Vaguetarian Tea Room
  • Valerie Joy
  • Valley Girl
  • Vixen's Den
  • Wading Through My Stream of Consciousness
  • Wandering Consciousness
  • Warmstone
  • Weird Sanctuary
  • Weird Sanctuary
  • What She Said Too
  • When Silence Speaks
  • When Your Only Tool Is A Hammer
  • Will Think 4 Wine
  • Will Write For Food
  • Witty Writer Gal
  • Wonderland Or Not
  • Work Of The Poet
  • World So Wide
  • Writer Cramps
  • WTIT Tape Radio
  • Your Caring Angels
  • Zaius Nation
  • Driven To Distraction
  • Why? What Have You Heard?
  • Your name here


YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE TAGGED TO PLAY.

Please passing this meme through the blogosphere. Peace + Power
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
Memeing the Movement.


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Tagging the following:

Ria @ It's my party (and I'll cry if I want to...)
Cherry @ a {GIRL} for all status
Adie @ Under One Roof
Anna @ A Commuter's Life
Yenzz @ See N Read

Loving The Photos

Did you know that the average woman spends 70 hours per week on work and housework? Just think about all those time we, as housewives, spend on preparing food, cleaning the house, washing clothes and taking care of the kids, double it for working moms. I don't think mine would sum up to 70 hours, it's definitely more than that. I am on call 24/7 and tired by the end of the day. Aside from my daily dose of caffeine, I need a "pick me up" to last the day.

Another way to increase energy that works much faster and longer than a cup of coffee is flowers. I've read an article about this, flower scents and flower sceneries boost the brain's production of beta waves by 25% in just a few minutes and the effects can last as long as 30 minutes. When I don't have fresh flowers at home I go to PixOrNix.com where they have a lot of beautiful flower photos. The photos are of high quality and what I love most about this web site is, you can rate the pictures. It's fun in a way because it helps me relax as well.

Try to visit the site if you're looking for cool pictures. They have tons of exciting photos under different categories to view and rate.



Beauty Tip #1

If you want to have shinier hair try this simple trick. Blow dry your hair when it's very wet. It might take longer that if you'd towel it dry first but your hair will definitely look shinier.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blogging, EC, Phone Lookup

For about a week now, problems with Entrecard has affected a lot of bloggers. Most of the time the site is down which makes it so hard to complete the 300 maximum drops. It's not that I'm obliged to make 300 drops everyday but I feel guilty that I am not able to return the favor. I've also read several posts from bloggers complaining about this. I just hope that the people behind Entrecard will do something about it soon. To all my fellow entrecarders who regularly come here to drop their cards, thank you so much, I hope you understand if my other sites can't return the drops everyday. As soon as things get back to normal, expect me to be on your sites everyday.

Enough about Entrecard, if there's a bad news, there is good news too. I found a great site a while ago, AreaCodeLocator.org, I say great because now I can finally locate all my long lost friends from high school who are scattered across the US and some relatives who lost contact. What makes Area Code Locator great among other phone lookup services is that it supplies you with all the information you will need like the full name of the owner, complete address, relative information, background information and more. It is easier to do a search here because you just have to provide the area code and you can perform a search right away.

Currently, there are 281 area codes delegated in North America and there are 14 more allocated for expansion. This service is also very useful when locating unlisted phone numbers, hard to find cellphone owner information, prank callers, telemarketers and other suspicious callers. And if you need more than just general information, detailed results about any number you search for can be accessed through the site's Reverse Phone Lookup service.

Locating anyone is now so easy with this service. Just click on the links and your can perform your search right away.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Does it fit to a tea?

I have mentioned a lot of times in my previous posts about the health benefits of tea. I am so sure you know by now that it lowers the risks of possible certain cancers, stroke and heart disease. But the big question is, does it deliver its most sought after benefit, to soothe and calm? Well, that's what they claim on their labels, right? The answer is YES and it has been proven by British researchers.

They divided 75 tea drinkers into two groups, one drank 4 cups of black tea a day, while the other group drank placebo tea. The latter is identical in taste, smell, and caffeine content, but lacking active tea ingredients. After six weeks, both groups underwent a stressful challenge. The result: Black tea drinkers had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who drank placebo tea. Cortisol is being linked to cravings for high fat and high sugar foods and can weaken the immune system. Try sipping a cp of tea when you area having a bad or stressful day, it does soothe and calm.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Can't sleep? Try this...

Has it ever happened to you that you are dead tired but when you're ready to sleep, you just can't? You're body is so tired but you're mind is still awake because you're thinking of the many tasks you have to do the next day. This simple trick I found is very effective so give it a try when it happens to you. Here's how to do it...

Using the heel of your open hand, rub the space between your eyebrows, imagining your worries gathering under your palm. Then exhale and float your hand away from your face. The trick will help release pent up energy. Pressing the third eye allows you to discharge all those racing thoughts and worries.

The Furniture Store

There was nothing much to do last night and I was able to do my EC drops early, so before heading to bed I had some time to surf the web. I stumbled upon a web site on Modern Furniture and it made me drool, lol. My old sofa is soggy and the kids are already asking for a replacement. Unexpected expenses have drained all my savings so now I'm starting to save up again for the new sofa.
Let me show you my dream sofa from Contemporary Furniture, the Skyline Contemporary Sofa, isn't it gorgeous? This one is made in Italy and made with solid pine wood frame and wedge feet. It will definitely look good in our living room. I like it so much and I hope I can convince hubs to spare some of his bonus to add to my savings, so I can get that dream sofa. I'm crossing my fingers because I like it so much and I know he likes Italian Furniture too.
I still have not checked all their Designer Furniture but I'm on my way there right now because after the dream sofa, my next project will be the Modern Bedroom...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Global Handwashing Day

October 15, 2008 is Global Handwashing Day so I've decided to repost an article about washing your hands twice. The vision of Global Handwashing Day is a local and global culture of handwashing with soap. We wash our hands with soap and water but did you know that very few wash their hands with soap at the critical occassions?

As mommies, we always remind our kids to wash their hands properly. Some new studies reveal that the best way to outsmart germs is to wash hands TWICE. A single washing removes less than 30% of bacteria. A second round of scrubbing and sudsing slashes bacteria levels by 92%. So moms..... let's teach our kids to wash their hands twice to shield them from illnesses caused by germs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Coffee, Tea and Iron

Upon waking up in the morning, our first task is to prepare breakfast for the family. It is always nice to sit down in the morning with the whole family and have breakfast together with of course, a cup of hot coffee. But if you feel you need to have a dose of caffeine, try not have them with your meals because it can hinder iron absorption. This goes with tea as well.

Research shows that many women are not getting enough iron. And when you're not getting enough iron you become anemic. Tiredness, lack of concentration and sometimes breathlessness are the symptoms of anemia. Red meat is the best source of iron but it can also be found in dried fruits and green leafy vegetables.

Changing Shelf Liners

Is it time to change shelf liners on your kitchen shelves? There's no need to buy new ones that are sure to get dirty quickly, vinyl place mats that are no longer used can replace them. Simply cut place mats to the size of your shelves and lay them in place. They are sturdier than shelf paper and are easy to clean.

A Mix of Old and New

The Spin Palace Casino claims to be the most prestigious when it comes to security features for their players and excellent customer service. They also have an impressive line up of over 150 online games powered by Microsoft software popularly known as Microgaming. And when you talk about Microsoft, it means sharp graphics and defined sounds. If you're new at online casinos, rookies will enjoy a 300% matching bonus upon his first deposit up to $50 for US players and up to 50 in pounds and Euro for European players and other nationalities. Triple that and you have a clear $150 or 150 Euro. You're already a winner even before you begin playing.

Spin Palace has a great mix of old and new games designed to please casual and seasoned players. You'll find classic games like slots machines, blackjack, craps, roulette and new games like video poker in 20 varying kinds.

As I mentioned earlier, the site is equipped with top security features so transferring money to your account is guaranteed safe because they only use popular and reputable electronic funds operations like FirePay, Citadel, NETeller and of course, Mastercard and Visa. Non-US players have the option to play in pounds, Euros and dollars and withdraw their winnings in these 3 currencies. Whether you look for fun or you want to play the real thing, Spin Palace is right about their claim and I would recommend that you give it a try.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Secret to Youthful Skin

Want to have youthful skin? A nightly facial massage and an ice cube are the key to youthful skin. According to Swedish researchers, facial massage can reduce sagging by 62% after 8 to 12 sessions.

To do: Massage your forehead with small circular motions using the index and middle fingers of both hands, work your way out toward the temples. Then place fingers at the bridge of the nose and again work out toward the temples. Next, place your fingers at the corner of the nose and work your way across the cheeks and out toward the ears, then around the jawline and down the throat. Repeat the steps twice for a total of 2 minutes. Then rinse your face before rubbing an ice cube over it. Then apply moisturizer to the face and throat.

They use this process as treatment in spas so I'm sure it's going to work, I'm going to try it tonight. ;)

Healthy and Yummy #1

Did you know that you can fight infections with butternut squash? It has vitamin B5 that improves the ability of the white blood cells to secrete antibodies that virus-infected cells. Try to include butternut squash in your meals at least once a week.

Fashion Tip #1

An ankle length sweater with billowy sleeves creates an overall sense of heaviness. Pick a below the knee length belted cardigan that elongate legs and shows off calves. You will not only look slimmer but sexier too.

Monday, October 13, 2008

B is for Blocking

Weeding out MSG from your diet completely is difficult. You may have totally eliminated it from your cooking but many store-bought condiments, sauces and other foods contain MSG. The same goes when you're eating out so your best line of defense is to block it. A daily dose of vitamin B12 is what the experts recommend. It will help maintain a healthy brain because of the protective "myelin sheath" that surrounds the nerves, and the best thing is, vitamin B12 begins working within an hour of ingestion.

London Parking Problem Solved

London, one of the world's most crowded cities is short on parking spaces! Car owners are having problems looking for a space to park their cars in every day. Parking in London is getting so frustrating these days, according to Mia. By the way, Mia is my cousin who resides in London and she was telling me that she learned to take the bus when she goes to her office instead of bringing her own car. But not long before her husband discovered Parklet. The company eased out the daily frustrations they face when it comes to parking their cars.

Plus, the prices of monthly rentals are incredibly cheaper than comparable season ticket, contract parking, or local storage companies, and both of them are so glad because they'll be able to save more money, especially now that Mia is on a family way. She's not even bothered that something might happen to her car because the spaces are guaranteed, very safe and secure parking spaces.

If you happen to live in London and you're a having problems like Mia and her husband, try renting a parking space in London, they also have slots available in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and all other UK town and cities

Guaranteed Safe Parking

Most major cities in the world are getting more crowded, and with almost everyone owning 1 or 2 cars, parking is becoming a prime commodity. Just like in London, the parking spaces are filled up quickly, and I'm sure you won't like spending 30 minutes or so waiting for a slot. That would waste a lot of your time. The best option is to rent a garage. There are so many Garages in London that are available to be let. Security will never be a problem because your car is perfectly safe. From the thousand slots available, finding the perfect slot for you is so easy, there are so many spaces to choose from. And the best thing about is, it’s a lot cheaper than paying for a season parking ticket, a contract parking or even a storage service. You can come and go without any hassle.
The company can give you the best deals in the London area. They have over twelve thousand such garages and spaces for rent at monthly rates. Conventional parking spaces would charge more as they charge on a daily basis or even at hourly rates. The convenience of renting your own garage is that your monthly rate covers twenty four hours a day and seven days a week. They even have flexible terms to suit your needs. You can even rent on a five-day or seven-day basis. Your car and you is guaranteed safe and you can be sure that your prized car will be safe from careless drivers.

Resetting The Timer

Do you have irregular monthly periods? If you're tired of guessing when it will come every month, try resetting your monthly timer. I read the article of Dr. Michael Smolensky, the author of The Body Clock Guide to Better Health, and he says that placing a bare 100-watt light bulb 3 feet from the head of your bed can do the trick. Leave it on while you sleep on days 13 through 17 of your cycle [day 1 is the first day of menstruation].

According to him, "Menstrual cycle are strongly affected by nighttime moonlight exposure. And when women mimic a mid-cycle full moon in their bedrooms, they often start menstruating like clockwork."

The simple tweak can regulate unpredictable periods in just 3 months.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Be a Smart Dresser

The trend of tossing a comfy outfit can look fabulous. You may be wearing a very simple dress but with the right accessories you can look elegant and beautiful. For whatever outfit you want to wear, what matters is how you carry it and that you choose the ones you know will look good on you. And since fall has come, let us take cardigans for example. A scoop-neck cape that fastens mid-chest creates the illusion of saggy breasts and wide hips while a deep V formed when a cardigan is cinched at the waist and open across the chest trims the belly and elongates your entire body visually.

Be a wise shopper and a smart dresser. You don't have to spend all your savings to buy expensive clothes to look good, stylish and fashionable. If you have a flair for fashion, here's a great discovery, Fall Fashion at Stylehive. You can search the hive for cheap clothes and accessories. They have designer clothes, chic, unique, modern and tons of shoes and accessories. You can get them at 10-30% lower than their retail prizes at the malls. Make a click stop at stylehive and take advantage of the big discounts.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Uber Amazing Blog Award !

Jade is such a sweet friend and she honored me with this super cute award. Thank you Jade for taking time to create this award to honor your friends, your blog, Momma Wannabe is uber too!

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Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:
~ inspires you
~ makes you smile and laugh
~ or maybe gives amazing information
~ a great read
~ has an amazing design
~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

The rules of this award are:

* Put the logo on your blog or post.
* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!
* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I now have the honor of sharing this award on to some of the Uber Amazing Bloggers I know.

Sasha at Sasha's Corner
Hailey at Hailey's Beats and Bits
Imitation Angel at WTF Do You Blog About?
Margie and Edna at Margie and Edna's Basement
Raquel at Memories Frozen in Time

Laughing Out Loud

Lighten up and laugh out loud. When you hear a great laugh, it gets you going and it's good for your health. Do it on a regular basis and you'll have more energy, less stress and better relationships to others. Studies show that LOL not only can help us handle stress, it has wonderful effects on our heart, immune system and more.

Work, stress, problems, budgeting, kids tormenting each and sometimes "annoying" neighbors can give you nightmares. And instead of letting all these put you down, find ways to laugh. Experts say that a lighthearted approach to life can have more benefits, and laughing [even if you're faking it] can help you handle difficult situations.

So, laugh your way to BETTER HEALTH, it increases your body's level of beneficial hormones. Laugh your way to MORE ENERGY and fight fatigue. Laugh your way to LESS STRESS, people with a good sense of humor can cope better with stress. Laugh your way to STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS, laughter loosens you up and it's a lot easier to talk with others when your at ease. But wait, there's more.... laughing often makes you feel a lot younger. Hahahahaha :)

Crispy French Toast

I am sure you already know by now that baking your french toast is a lot healthier instead of frying. But baking doesn't make the crust crispy like the ones cooked in stove top with tons of butter.

To make it crunchy, dredge the egg-and-milk-soaked bread slices in crumbled cornflakes. Cook in 500 degrees farenheit oven for 10 minutes, turning once. The flakes sear in a flash so you get the fried texture without the extra fat.

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.

Saving Tip

Save more energy by installing motion-sensor lighting fixtures which turn on only when movement is detected, then turn off again automatically. Outdoor pathway lights and hallway lights waste energy and money.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Strike Anywhere

Are you tired of giving your kids the usual gifts during special occassions? Portable soccer goals and equipments will be a great birthday gift or Christmas present. I found this web site selling portable soccer goals and equipments, so if you have kids who are into soccer and would want to improve their game, these soccer goals are perfect for backyard practice, tryouts, and small-sided games. These items will definitely keep your kids busy during weekends, summer vacation or even after school.

They can bring it anywhere they want because these soccer goals are lightweight and adjustable portable, rebounding, easy to carry. Your kids can break it down in seconds for easy toting and assembly to any field. The goals come with PE goal netting and peg hooks to secure it firmly to the ground. They are really great for practicing soccer and other net-goal sports. I'm sure planning a backyard tournament for your kid and his friends will be a lot of fun. Or you can bring at the beach, during picnics, or your parents’ yard. Soccer Goals are lightweight and are 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.

Stop worrying yourself too much on what to give your kid on Christmas, he'll be happy to receive a soccer goal this time.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Butterfly Award

This beautiful butterfly award came from 3 wonderful ladies: Abelle, the author of Only in Silence, Anna, the author of Me, Myself and Darly and Kat, the author of Mother Fonker. Thank you so much girls.


Rules are simple.
~ Put the logo on your blog.
~ Add a link to the person who awarded you.
~ Nominate 10 other blogs.
~ Add links to those blogs on yours.
~ Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

I'm passing this on to the following:

Babs at Beetle Memories & Ramblings

Lynne at Life After Work

Laane at Laane on the World

Shinade at The Painted Veil

Naomi at Irresistible Fascinations

Imelda at My Overview

Lynne at The Sewing Mom

Toni at It is nap time

Tina at Mummy Diaries

Max at MAX





Stained Nails

Having problems with your stained nails? You can clean them quickly with an old toothbrush and whitening toothpaste. See, they're not only good for your teeth. ^.^ Just scrub around the cuticle and under the nail. Then wash as usual, you'll see the stain disappear immediately. But for stubborn nails, dip your fingers quickly in bleach and brush stains off, then wash with soap and water thoroughly.

More About The Beans

What is nature's way of fighting free radicals? Antioxidants. They fight the free radicals [molecules] that mess up the good cells. And for more than five decades, these antioxidants have been a part of so many beauty products and regimens. But not many of us know that antioxidants are abundant in fruits, vegetables, chocolate and COFFEE. Studies prove that coffee has more antioxidants than green tea.

This is probably the reason why coffee wholesalers have launched a world wide campaign for coffee products and coffee shops have mushroomed everywhere. Nicaragua is one of the world's top producers of cheap bulk coffee beans with a touch of caramel and nougat. And I would love to have a cup of that right now! Mmm, I can just imagine the aroma with the sweetness of caramel.

If you are a coffee lover too, the links will direct you to the site where you can purchase wholesale coffee roasters and cheap coffee beans.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy And Beautiful

Feet, the most abused part of the body should need some pampering too. And the best way to do it? Peppermint oil. The oil's menthol and menthone produce an instant and pronounced cooling sensation on the skin and the body responds with a burst of energizing blood flow to warm the area. It invigorates and soothes weary feet. And here's a bonus: Peppermint oil has natural antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria and yeast keeping your feet smelling good.

To do: Add half a cup of salt to a basin of warm water. Soak and relax feet for 20 minutes. Get a pumice stone and rub away any calluses. Wipe your feet dry, add 2 drops of peppermint oil to your moisturizer and rub in thoroughly. Wear cotton socks and allow the moisturizer to penetrate, or overnight.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bra Alert

Ladies, do you choose your bras well? It's important that we have our bra sizes properly measured. If you love using bras with skinny straps that dig, read on. Studies show that wearing a tight strap bra that digs into your shoulder can put downward pressure. The results can be neck pain, numbness and frequent headaches. It can also cause pain that radiates all the way from your shoulders to your hands if you've been using it for a long time. Choose a well-fitting bra and make sure it's comfortable.

You Owe It To Them

The first thing any businessman should do before marketing his products is to brand them. The process of branding is intended to identify the products and services of sellers to differentiate them from others. It is about getting the consumers to notice your product not only as unique but the as only one that provides a solution to satisfy their needs. Branding has become an important component of our daily lives. It is a collection of images and ideas representing your company and your goods. A reputable Marketing Company usually offers you packages that include logos, symbols, fonts, color schemes and sounds identifying it as your very own.
When your product has a good brand, it shows the world that you have credibility and you are able to connect with your market prospects emotionally. Your business is able to motivate the consumers and you certainly establish loyalty with them. For you to be able to succeed in branding and give your buyers the best solution, you must fully understand your target's needs and wants. And the easiest way of doing it is to integrate your brand strategies through your company at every point of public contact. It should remain in the hearts and minds of your buyers. It is the overall sum of how buyers see you, your products and their experiences using them.
Any business should take time to invest on how to make a good impression to consumers if you’re planning to build a brand. It is your commitment to your consumers, therefore, you owe it to them to deliver and present a good, quality brand.

The Best Bingo Sites

Bingo is a game my siblings and I used to play when we were younger. It's one of our favorite activities during weekends. It's a fun and exciting game and you simply have to know the basics to enjoy the game. And of course, the most exciting part is being the first one to yell the magic words, B-I-N-G-O!!!

Nowadays, bingo can be played online. There are Online Bingo Sites that give you the chance to play the game in a fun, safe and friendly environment with big bonuses, exciting exclusive promotions and jackpots. The mission of these sites is to give you a whole new bingo experience. You can have live chats with your bingo friends and have fun at the same time with the friendliest worldwide bingo community. And although bingo is a fairly easy game to play and only takes minutes to learn, tutorials are provided on the site.

So, you may ask me, why play online when I can play offline? Bingo games can be accessed 24/7, plus, you get to play with people from around the globe. With online bingo, you get to socialize and have fun right at the comfort of your home. Playing offline is fun too but I'd give online bingo a shot if I were you.

Hey, Couch Potato

The Couch Potato is going to love this news. South Carolina researchers found that people who are overweight but fit have a 50% lower risk of dying that normal-weight couch potatoes. The reason for this is because physical activities protects against life shortening dangers like heart disease and stroke, regardless of the weight. BEING FIT is better than being thin. And the best news is, you don't have to exercise to death, just 30 minutes of moderate exercise like walking is enough to do the trick.

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Blackjack Stats

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Monday, October 6, 2008

My Heavy Handbag


I was never aware that a full handbag can weigh as much as 10 pounds until I read an article about it. All I know is that my handbag is heavy and have not even thought of weighing it. Hmmm, if my handbag could weigh that much, it's no surprise that carrying it over my shoulder can cause neck and shoulder problems. Experts suggest to keep bag as light as possible and alternate it between shoulders regularly. It will be a lot better to opt for smaller bags that you can swap back and forth from hand to hand.

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The Hearty Fruit


Did you know that you can beat the blues with artichokes? This yummy veggie is packed with potassium, a mineral that is proven to reduce depressive symptoms by up to 61%. In Vietnam, artichokes can also be made into an herbal tea and is believed to increase bile production.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Start Your Day With Eggs


We've heard so many news before that eggs may increase cholesterol levels and up the risk of heart disease. Contrary to this news, a recent study shows that none of their egg-eating subjects who are dieters, had higher levels of cholesterol and triglyceride. The study showed that women who ate 2 eggs every morning consumed fewer calories a day and lost 65% more weight than those who ate a bagel.

Eggs are packed with filling proteins and 2 a day will make you feel fuller, longer. You can banish overeating for good because eggs are good day-starters.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The New Look


What's with the new look? Moms... Check Nyo is 1 year old today! It has been a fruitful year for this blog and I look forward to more years of blogging. So on this special day, please allow me to thank the following:

1) My family who's been very supportive. I know you're still wondering how on earth I manage 4 blogs at Entrecard, well, I get through with their help. Hubby and daughter are helping me with the EC drops sometimes.

2) Adie for teaching me all the basics in monetizing and for always being there [even in the wee hours of the morning] to help me.

3) Melai, Raquel, Kuya Dom, Hailey, Rai, Mira, Maiylah, Juliana, Nancy, Ria, Cherry, Ellen. They're the first people I met online [besides Adie] and although I haven't met all of them personally they became not only good friends but more like family.

4) Max for never failing to visit and ask how I am especially when she hears that there's a typhoon here. We haven't met personally but it seems we've know each other for ages.

5) Heidi and Max [again] for being my top commentors. Both ladies are good writers, drop by their blogs too if you're looking for good reads.

6) Tina, Toni, Lady Banana, Polly, Nisha, Marzie, Kathy, Karen, Amel, JulianaRW, Jaqueline, and all the wonderful people at Entrecard for their regular drops.

7) Other friends and regular visitors who are not with Entrecard.

My warmest thanks to all of you for your support, help, comments and visits. I hope I have not forgotten anyone, please let me me know if I did.

I would also like to give credits to Shiela for creating this beautiful custom layout. Drop by Designs by Shiela if you need a customized template.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!

Your Guide to Online Casino

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Wine For Diet

The skins of red grapes are packed with phytochemicals "resveratrol" and "pterostilbene", antioxidant compounds that help reduce high blood pressure, boost immunity and enhance memory. But recent studies show that these antioxidants also regulate blood sugar, a benefit that curbs cravings to help you lose those pounds. They recommend sipping red wine daily to enjoy the benefits.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

You Wanna Bingo?

I remember when my siblings and I were still young, playing bingo is one of our favorite activities during weekends. Some of my cousins would sleep over on Fridays and Saturdays and right after dinner we would get those cards ready. Mom would whip up a yummy snack for all of us to enjoy. Bingo is a fun and exciting game and it's fairly easy to play. Knowing the basics is the secret to unlocking the excitement of the game and of course, being the first one to yell BINGO!!! makes it more thrilling.

My kids got hooked on bingo too, and although they are older, they enjoy playing the Disney Bingo my sister sent last month. It's perfect for all ages and it's a great time to bond with them. The game is not the same as the one's we've had before, it's a dvd game but it's a lot more fun because the game features clips from our favorite Disney movies. Gives you that old familiar feeling. I'm going to insert the clip so you'll have an idea of what I'm talking about.

Amazon.com offers Disney Bingo at a very attractive price, only $15.99. That's really a good price so grab one now and start having fun with your kids.
 
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