Friday, November 26, 2010

First Rate Scrapbook Covers

Scrapbooks are handy tools that make it so easy to showcase a special event or your favorite pictures. However, even though these albums were designed to be displayed, they can be plagued with markings and defects by showing them to others or merely by carrying them around. The best idea would be to get first rate protection with an affordable plastic covering to protect your albums, making them safer to carry and more durable.

A scrapbook cover can be purchased in almost every color or material type imaginable. The ones that seem to sell quickly are the soft covers. These types of cover are great for those on a budget, those who prefer the soft feel of a cover, or for those looking for a more affordable way to offer protection for their album.

The covers you can purchase vary from ones with a simple design, to those made to express your unique personality. You can also choose a cover to match your clothing, such as Tapout. When finding the perfect cover that expresses who you are and coordinates with your outfit, it is just up to you to use your imagination; however it is always necessary to keep your scrapbook contents protected.

A first rate protective covering is one of the best accessories you can purchase for your album. If you were undecided about the style of covers to buy, the best advice would be to consider the various uses for them. For example, the scrapbook of a new baby will be used to cover the precious outside of the album and any photos contained. However, this would be compared to a scrapbook about a teenager’s basketball game. Therefore, it is important to consider the image you would like to project, and use that to determine what style of cover and album decorations you would like to buy.

Movie Night

Even though it can be expensive to take the whole family to a movie, there are just some times we need to pull ourselves away from the online casino games and venture out to the theater. One of the best times of the year to do head out to the movies is Thanksgiving.
Around the holidays, Hollywood seems to release some of their best family films of the year. I think it's because the holidays are a time for families to gather together, celebrate, and just plain have some fun together. I know that my family is no exception when it comes to holiday family fun and togetherness time. We have a tradition in my family that we go and see a new release after we have stuffed ourselves full of turkey on Thanksgiving Day. This year, we plan on going to see "Tangled."

Now, Tangled is Disney's newest animated feature. It's based around the classic fairy tale of Rapunzel, but it delivers its own little twist to the story. Rapunzel has been locked in the tower since she was an infant, and her golden locks (that grow to a whopping 70 feet long) hold the key to the evil Mother Gothel's youth. She takes a passing thief hostage, and wants him to take her to the city that she has only seen from a distance. He acts as her guide all along their fun-filled journey.

I am super excited to see this movie. Disney rarely disappoints when it comes to animated movies, though their live action ones can be hit and miss. So, I honestly have no problem spending money on tickets, popcorn, sodas, candy, etc., because with Disney's track record when it comes to animated features, it's a pretty sure bet that my family will have fun.

Sports Betting Sites: A Technology for the Ages

The computer age has brought many things to the table for technology, like social media that has provided people with the ability to be in contact with one another around the world, no matter where you are and what device you have. The internet is even accessible by small, portable laptops and cell phones. Sports betting sites are one of the top runners for fun online, and the popularity of these sites just continues to grow. Participants can place actual bets on their favorite sports teams in nearly any major sporting event.

For those interested in sports betting sites, there are a number of options to choose from. Finding one that works for each person is about convenience. Some of the sites are more user friendly than others and can be hooked to a person’s cell phone or mobile unit, easily giving them the regular updates on their latest bet. There are several ways to go about choosing the best betting site for you, such as trying multiple sites out prior to making a large monetary commitment to just one. Give them all a try and see what the best version is for you

While technology has certainly brought its share of challenges to society, it has also brought a great deal of convenience and fun to the table. Sports betting sites are an example of how technology nearly allows individuals to do just about anything without having to leave their home to accomplish it. When selecting the site that best suits the individual, it is a good idea to fully investigate how the financial aspect of the site runs. Most of them require a deposit and some of them will match the deposit or give a certain amount of credits to those who deposit a particular amount of money. Remember to keep a budget in mind when betting.

Giving Back

Since 2010 has been very kind to our family and we have so much blessings to thank for, the husband and I are planning to donate some goods again this Christmas to an orphanage we’ve been supporting for many years now.  This is our simple way of saying thanks for all the blessings we’ve bountifully received.  We know that these are just material goods and won’t have a lasting and major impact to what they’re going through right now but we hope that somehow, we’ll be able to uplift their spirits in one way or another.  I really feel bad and sad for these homeless and disabled children but as we’re always reminded, faith heals.  They have a bright future ahead of them and even if these abandoned children feel incomplete and even if the incapacitated children will have to deal with handicapped signs all their lives, I believe that they will still find joy and peace in their hearts and that, they will realize still how fun it is to live.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Windows To Our Soul

The eyes are like the windows to our soul.  They pretty much express whatever we feel, desire and it can also mirror what goes on in our minds.  Our eyes are also our asset as they contribute much to beauty.  As the skin around our eyes is very thin, it is important that we take extra precaution about taking care of it and the eyes in general.  Wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and bagging are just among the flaws that we should prevent to keep us looking fresh and young.  If we want to prevent all these, protecting our eyes and skin from the sun, moisturizing regularly, drinking enough water, getting enough rest and using an anti wrinkle eye cream are the most effective ways to do so.  To prevent wrinkles, it’s not wrong for women in their early 20’s to start a facial care routine.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wedding Party Supplies


Weddings can get very expensive. Many things need to be done, purchased, arranged, and set. Both the bride and groom have many choices to make. You have to know which items are worth splurging on and which are not. You need to make a checklist of all the things needed for your wedding to make sure you have everything necessary on your wedding day.

For those who do not want to hire professionals for the decorations, you can find a lot of materials to work with and make your wedding turn out to be everything you wanted. Partypro will provide you with party supplies to make the day special and memorable.

If you’re looking for tea light candles but worry about accidentally lighting something on fire or burning someone, especially with children around, they offer flameless battery operated tea lights. They can light up corners or tables quite romantically without worries.

For those planning a small garden wedding, Partypro offers a wedding arch decoration that can light up when it gets dark outside. It stands at eight feet and you can put trimmings and additional decoration if needed.

You can find many more wedding supplies at the website and you can have them shipped to you just in time for the big day.

New Look!

As you might have noticed, this blog has been sporting a new look.  I’ve changed it last week.  Needed to tweak the $idebar and since the old template I used didn’t support widgets and those new blogger template features, I had no choice but to forego my original template which I used for more than two years, I think.  I couldn’t let go of the header graphics though so that’s here to stay, perhaps, forever, or for as long as this blog (which is my first ever) exists. :)

Putting Together a Memory Chest

I'm excited. My latest project has been putting together a memory chest for my son. I'm actually making it out of a big, cool metal toolbox I found at the hardware store, and I'm happy to say he already loves it. I'm including his baby book, and as he outgrows his favorite toys we'll keep a few of them here to save. I've also included DVDs with pictures of his earliest days, even going back to my baby shower. Including things in digital format means we'll have to update it as the formats become obsolete, but I think it's still better to have it there--and it is probably still more secure than keeping it in hard copy. I've even included a CD of his favorite songs to go to sleep with. I love putting things into the memory chest, hoping that someday they will be things that my grandchildren love to see.

I think one of the most important things in a family is passing things down--not necessarily objects, although they can be helpful. More, I think it's important to maintain a sense of history, of roots, knowing where you've come from. I hope that some day my son will accept the ring his father used to propose to me, when he is ready to bring home his wife. I already know my husband is planning to replace it with a beautiful anniversary ring at some point, and I admit that I would be touched if there ended up being two Tacori engagement rings in the family. I've always felt mine was perfect--but, of course, whatever they want at the time should be respected. And it is so far away from now! I'm becoming one of those silly people who plans their child's life twenty years ahead.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Depuy Hip Implants

Osteoporosis commonly affects post menopausal women ages 60 and above. This is a disease wherein bones become brittle and fragile due to the loss of bone mass. It can affect all bone types on the body but most remarked changes occur in the vertebrae and the hip bones. Vertebral bone defect causes the poor stature of osteoporotic women, sadly full vertebral replacements are not yet approved in the market.

However in 2005, hip problems in this patient population has been enlightened and blessed with the approval for full hip implants known as the DePuy Hip Implants. This implant replaces the diseased sockets with almost anew. Almost all implants proved to be successful until 2009, when Depuy hip recall happened due to incidence of swelling, pain and infection on the hip replacements.  Attorneys O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath, whose contact numbers are seen below, are the most trusted lawyers in complex product  liability claims as well as in handling an Accutane lawsuit.  Do give them a call.

O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949

Ready. Set. Green Light Sale!

Looks like we’re having our own version of Thanksgiving Sale with Trinoma’s Ready. Set. Green Light Sale happening on November 26 – 29, 2010.

Get up to 75% off on selected items and dining perks from participating establishments. Aside from great discounts, shoppers will get the chance to win Sony gadgets in the raffle. For every P1,000 single-receipt purchase, get a raffle coupon to win a Sony Bravia LCD TV with home theater system, Vaio laptops, Sony digital cameras plus gift certificates from Lee and Cushe. 

Enrolling in a Cosmetology School

A gay friend of mine who’s into beauty: hairstyling and cosmetology has just recently decided to further his craft.  He’ll be flying to the US in a few months time so he can enroll and study in a cosmetology school in Phoenix.  I heard that his top choice is The Regency Beauty Institute.  He has heard first hand testimonials from former students and read great feedbacks all vouching how exceptional its curriculum is and how its campuses mirror the top notch salons in the country thereby offering the best salon training there is.  The graduates are very well sought after finishing their curriculum and they land on salon jobs easily and fast because of their impressive skills honed by the beauty school through trainings.

This blog post was based on information provided by Blogitive. For more information, please visit or contact Regency Beauty Institute – 10217 North Metro Parkway West – Phoenix, AZ 85051

Are You A MAC Model Material?

MAC Cosmetics just launched a contest last November 16 as they search for the next person to be the face of its Autumn/Winter 2011 color collection.  If you think you have what it takes to be the next MAC Model, just submit a style-filled photo or short video using the phrase "MAC me over because...."

This is open to everyone of legal age, male, female, young or old.

NBS Christmas Book Bazaar


Calling all book lovers, this bazaar will definitely tickle your fancy.  Get your favorite titles at the lowest price ever (for as low as Php 30) before they’re gone.

For those who are already shopping Christmas gifts, this is also a good venue to hunt for great deals and bargains.

National Book Store’s Christmas Book Bazaar

November 19 – 29, 2010

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Proceeds of this project will go to the National Book Store Foundation.

No Lotto Winner Still

The Mega Lotto jackpot of about Php 543 Million or about $13 Million hasn’t still been won as of the latest draw held earlier tonight.  Whew!  That’s a lot!  If ever I’d be the lucky one to win it on the next draw next week, I’d definitely invest majority of it so it’ll be secured and could multiply and rake in profits even more.  I wonder how many gold bars can I buy with these millions.  Speaking of gold, I’ve just checked out the website of United States Gold Bureau and I’m convinced that gold investment is indeed a right and safe choice in diversifying one’s assets.

Beefing Up

If a friend who’s getting married in two months is desperately looking for hoodia diet pills so she can fit and look admirably good in her bridal gown, I, on the other hand, is trying to exhaust all means to beef up myself a little.  I have an ectomorphic body type so no matter how much I consume a huge amount of food, I don’t gain weight easily.  In the past few months, no gain at all.  The wedding’s in two months and I’m not sure if I’d be able to cover a little of my protruding collar bones with my off shoulder secondary sponsor gown.  For some, it may look good (just like the models) but personally, I don’t feel good about it.  I feel like a stick. :( 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Get a Free Whole Chicken at Max’s For Online Orders


Chicken lovers out there.  Here’s a promo from Max’s Restaurant that you shouldn’t miss.  The next time you order online Max’s meal packages of at least Php 2,500 worth for your family and officemates, don’t forget to get your FREE 1 whole regular Max’s fried chicken.  This is only valid for delivery orders placed through their portal at from November 15 - December 31, 2010.  The timing of this promo is great because this will be perfect for parties and get togethers happening this Christmas.  Just make sure though to have a ready stock of strong diet pills since Christmas is also a period of overeating.

For more information on this promo, check out the full details on Max’s Website.

Mesothelioma Help

I have just read from a magazine about a certain type of cancer that is common among workers in the construction industry.  This is called Mesothelioma and just by reading the grueling symptoms and hardships that a person having this ailment, I couldn’t help but cringe.  I’ve learned that this type of cancer is a rare one, stealthy, aggressive and one of the most grave forms of cancer.  This is brought about by exposure to asbestos which is a popular mineral used in the industrial and construction sectors.  For 17 years now, many workers in these sectors have been found to have Mesothelioma and some have even died already.  If you are within the Texas area, do know that there’s a Houston asbestos lawyer that can help you file for claims from your employers.  Asbestos have long been banned because of its harmful effects.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Dream Anniversary Carribean Vacation

Seriously, if only we have the money to spend, I wouldn’t think twice of booking a caribbean vacation for our 5th wedding anniversary next month.  It would surely be a romantic place to celebrate this milestone and a lovely setting to re-affirm the vow we’ve made five years ago.  This would also certainly bring back memories of our Boracay honeymoon where we enjoyed the tranquility and beauty of the beach.

I would love to experience each of the Caribbean Islands but if I were to choose just one, I’d go for Bahamas where heaven is closer than ever imagined, as many claim.  Miles of pristine beaches, endless sea of turquoise and the world’s clearest water…those are what the Bahamas boasts off.  What sets this place apart from the other paradise is that it has plenty of everything: a glamorous nightlife, laid-back island attitude, exceptional gourmet dining, first class casino gaming, offers a superior shopping experience, fantastic golf, scuba and other water activities, friendly people and so much more that make the most superb caribbean vacations.

Breezes is one of the most raved about caribbean resorts by many tourists because of the myriad vacation possibilities like all inclusive packages, special deals and discounts, wide array of resorts and spas offerings among others.  Many couples have been opting to celebrate their weddings and honeymoons here because of its exceptional vacation experience it assures its guests.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Compare The Best Cable TV Deals

If there’s any entity raking in great profits right at this moment from pay per view boxing shows (aside from Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito), that would be the Cable TV companies offering PPVs of this most awaited match.  I think our local Cable TV companies are also offering pay per views however, I’m just not sure how much they’re charging and if the service is worth it.  Even though, we’d love to do a comparison to be able to select which among the available Cable TV Deals are the most fantastic, doing so is quite challenging because the choices for local cable tv companies and services are very limited.

In the US, consumers can easily and conveniently compare side by side cable TV deals through a website: the  The site allows one to closely peruse services and deals from Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Cox and FIOS TV Deals and be able to compare cable TV service bundles and locate the promotions available in one’s local area.. Aside from Cable TV Deals, the company actually specialize more in providing comparison of High Speed Internet Deals from the most trusted Internet Service Providers these days whether it be dialup, cable or DSL services.  This is the ultimate resource of comparative studies from the best ISPs from which one select the best internet deal that suit his or her requirements and preferences.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Five Years

The husband and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary next month.  As it’s gonna be our 5th year and as it should be extra special among all other past anniversary celebrations we’ve had, I’m having a hard time thinking of a new gimmick to pull off.  He loves surprises in the same way that I love surprising him.  In our previous anniversaries, I cooked up an out of town getaway, prepared his favorite meal for dinner and ordered flowers online and had them delivered in his office.  Who says flowers are for ladies only?  Flowers do not recognize gender and they are a great symbol of love that can be given to anyone.  I have already booked a special buffet dinner in one of the most raved hotel restaurants in the metropolis.  I’m still thinking what else can I surprise him with.

Five Packages in 3 Days

I’ve received five (5) packages in a span of 3 days.

I know..this is so NOT me.  But before you think I went overboard, let me just say that I didn’t order all of them at the same time.  One package was ordered 1 1/2 months ago through the kindness of my US-based friend.  It contained several clothing pieces for my boys and me from Old Navy’s sale and of course, my Christmas gift for myself..a DKNY watch.  All other loots are just small time purchases..replenishment supplies for my mineral makeup stash and 5 dresses from Facebook sellers each worth just a few hundred bucks.  Nevertheless, I got reminded by the husband who might have wondered how the receipt printer exhaustingly worked seeing the volume of my packages and the frequency of the delivery.  He warned me to “mellow” down a bit. 

*But hey, I tightened my belt for a long time and with all the hard blogging work I’ve done for this year, don’t I deserve to treat myself with a little shopping spree.*

Okay, that’s just me..reasoning out. Hehe!

With that and since I listen to the husband, I will be turning my “sapi” mode off.

…….after my last hurrah from Shek Galore next week. Hahaha!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Pest Control

Our house is currently pestered by ants much to my agitation.  There are three types of them and I don’t know where they are coming from.  All I know is that each type has its own territory and they appear in instant.  Our helper religiously sweeps them away as soon as she sees a formation but in  a blink of an eye, they’re quickly back.  I’m not sure if there’s already an urgent need to contact a pest control company such as those Houston pest control authorities in Texas.  I heard that the Bulls Eye Pest Control are the experts when it comes to termite, pest, fire ant, flea and bee control services in residential and commercial areas.  Their cutting edge technology paired with friendly and expeditious services are what set them apart from their competitors.  Meanwhile, I’ll research for alternative means on how to eradicate them.

Watch Pacquiao vs Margarito at CPK


The most awaited fight of the year of Pacman is fastly approaching.  If you want to watch live watching some pizza and other favorites from California Pizza Kitchen, head to CPK Glorietta, The Greenhills Promenade or to Alabang Town Center branches on November 14 for some sporty and yummo fun.  For more details, visit their website

Top 10 Wedding Suppliers of the Year

It’s that time of the year again when the Weddingsatwork couples have chosen their top 10 wedding suppliers.  Nominations were sent in and these are the top 10 vying for the ultimate wedding supplier of the year.

1. Chug Cadiogan (video)

2. Daniel Lei Studio (photo)

3. Jayson & Jo Anne Arquiza (photo)

4. Josiah’s Catering

5. K by Cunanan Catering

6. Once a Bride | Chi Hernandez-Abarquez (planning)

7. Perfect 10 Weddings | Darlene Tan-Salazar (planning)

8. Phoeben Teocson Cinema (video)

9. Rejectkrew (lights & sounds)

10. Vatel Manila | Dylan Gozum (flowers)

Winners will be formally announced during the W@W Christmas Party & Awards Night to be held on November 26 (Friday) at The Pergola (CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd.).


Heat Treatment for Lice

There are stages in childhood when kids are prone to having head lice.  Chances are they get it from the daycare or in the school since lice are passed from person to person by direct contact with the hair of an infected person.  Lice do not pose danger to the health but they are extremely uncomfortable because of the itch it cause to the scalp.  If you or your kids have this kind of problem and live within Texas, do know that there’s a Houston lice treatment that can extend assistance.  With which is a service offered by Lice Removal Resource Center, Inc., pestering head lice, nymphs and nits problems are resolved through the Louse Buster™ heat treatments they offer.  They do not use chemicals and pesticides since these are potentially toxic products and may be harmful to one’s health.

Hizon’s Catering Grand Food Tasting

hizons Are you planning your wedding or any party soon?  If you’re in the midst of your caterer search, check out this Grand Food Tasting Invitation from Hizon’s Catering happening on November 14, 2010 at Blue Leaf Events Pavillion.  New menu items, classic best sellers and fun food stations will be presented in the said fair.  Participation in the Grand Food Tasting is FREE, but since seats are limited, interested parties are advised to register online to reserve a slot.   Freebies will also be given to those who will book on-the-spot. 

Starbucks’ Toffee Nut Latte Frappuccino

Last night, the husband brought me home my favorite Starbucks Holiday Drink: the Toffee Nut Latte Frappuccino.  The warmth of toasted nuts and its smooth espresso blend with velvety steamed milk plus its toffee-flavored sprinkles complement perfectly the rich, buttery flavor of toffee.   Just the perfect “cheer up” drink to wrap up a tiring and exhausting day.


Gold Investment

My stepmom will be flying home early next year for a short vacation.  As early as now, I’m wondering what stuff can I wish her to bring home for me there in KSA..if she’d just buy gold jewelries or signature bags or apparels that are a lot cheaper there than when purchased in local stores here.  On another thought, I’m thinking to just have it in cash so that I can look at the gold trading market and perhaps, invest it in gold, silver or other precious metals.  I’ve read in the United States Gold Bureau, one of the top American precious metal dealers, that it’s best to buy gold now because of its promising and stable value.

Pink Wedding Gown

We’re invited to two weddings on December and January so I can certainly feel the wedding fever again.  Here in the Philippines, December is considered the wedding month because of the numerous couples each year preferring to get wed in this time of the year.  

Speaking of weddings, I wonder what’s the latest craze and trends nowadays.  In the past few years, I’ve heard about a white and black themed wedding, a wedding reception taking place at Mcdonald’s and all other unique wedding knick knacks and add-ons.  I bet this gown from Oscar de la Renta's Fall '11 collection will be a sure hit to pink lover brides out there. 

oscar delaIt’s lovely, yes, but I don’t see it as a fabulous change from white.  Just my two cents.

Free 5-Day Trial at Fitness First

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Calling all health buffs and those who want to trim down their weight in time for the Holidays.  Fitness First Philippines is offering a free 5-Day Trial in any of their 16 Fitness First clubs across the country.

To avail of this special offer, just fill out the form on the website of Fitness First, print the voucher then bring it to the chosen Fitness First club. 

For more details about this offer, please check out the Fitness First web page.

Invest in Bullions

Bullion coins are great for collection and for investment. They are one of a kind and they hold a part of history. Owning bullions and gold coins is the best way to keep your family's wealth safe and secured. Plus, it is a very good investment. Why? Over time, the value of bullions and gold coins increases unlike other investments, as to the ones in the stock market, which are dependent on the changes of the economy. If you want to make sure that your family's wealth is protected, invest in bullion and gold coins. Check out the website of the United States Gold Bureau for more information.’s Blog Giveaway Contest


Aren’t those lovely?  Well, they’re actually up for grabs and you can have them for free by just joining the blog contest of my fellow Twitter Bebot friend, Faye, at  Her first giveaway contest was a huge success so now she’s having a repeat where she’ll be giving away the following:

1st prize - Fossil Ladies Watch

2nd prize - Fossil Ladies Watch

3rd prize -Kate Spade vanity kit (orange)

So hop on over to, read the mechanics and join.  The contest runs from Oct 12, 2010 to Dec 18, 2010 and not only US bloggers/readers can join but this is open to everyone wherever in the world you may be.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Stylish Scrubs For Women

Even if bulk of the nurses populating the hospitals are mostly women, they find it a little more taxing to find the perfectly suited scrubs for them to wear everyday. Womens scrubs are more off the rack than ready to wear because women loves perfect fit both with style and comfort. Diverse styles, colourful palettes and varying fabric swatches are available at Blue Sky scrubs to suit every woman’s needs.

Green is the common color in a hospital setting. Green scrubs are the most in demand scrubs in a hospital setting. Green is a neutral color for either genders and is the universal color for life. However scrubs can only be used within the hospital premises, and if here is a need to go out of the hospital grounds, lab coats are needed to cover up serve as barrier. Blue Sky scrubs provides the most a la mode, trendy and chic scrub suits, lab coats, scrub hats and accessories to befit every individuals need.