Cigarette Addiction is Keeping Our Family Apart

September 28, 2012

My father has been a smoker as far as I can remember. He gets mad when he’s out of his cigarettes and his anger is focused towards his family. He would rather have his cigarettes lit up all around the house then to have food in his stomach. His cigarette addiction is keeping our family apart and it is getting worse. I know he’s not in the best of health but that is what he wants, he wants his cigarettes. He’s been coughing over the last few years now and he does not want to get himself checked out by a doctor. When I told my family that my husband Doug, and I, are expecting our first child my father tried to quit from his smoking habit. 

His addiction to cigarettes didn’t help when he quit for about a week and now he’s back to his addiction which is of course his cigarettes. We really want our father to quit his cigarette addiction for good so I am interested in this new website I found, www.beatingsmoking.com. I am really interested in the Eagle cessation study for people who are motivated to quit smoking. I know how my father really wants to quit at this time for the sake of his grandson, Charles.

Fish City Grill

September 26, 2012

We had a great dinner at Fish City Grill in Pinnacle Hills Promenade. For our appetizer we ordered Honey Chipotle Shrimp. This appetizer tasted really good. For my entrĂ©e I had Tilapia and Shrimp. And for my husband he had Serafin’s Fish Tacos.

Honey Chipotle Shrimp


Tilapia and Shrimp

                                              Serafin’s Fish Tacos

Cable Organizer

As a mom the best thing I can do for my son, Charles is to keep him safe all the time. Being 4 years old gets him all over the house and sometimes at the back of our television stand getting his toys out. Being a mom I always freak out when he’s near with all the cords laying around. Upon browsing on the web this morning I saw this cute cable organizer which I think is the best solutions to our cords everywhere. This will keep our cords looking neat and organized especially on my husband’s home theater system. 

I do really like the cableslaps pink one my husband not so much on that color. Pink is my favorite color and this would be perfect for my laptop as well. Really there are more spots then just the TV, home theater, X-Box area. Our computer desk has many cords as does our laptops in the living room. Charles, Tablet and other electronic devices need protecting too. It is amazing how much technology we use every day.

How a Wine Tastes Like

September 25, 2012

I have no idea how a wine tastes like though I heard it is good for your health. No wonder Kathie Lee Gifford, and Hoda KOTB, drink wine every day during the fourth hour of Today Show. I have never drank any wine in my whole life and it makes me feel that I want to try and see what it taste like. I know when I order my drinks at the restaurant the server would probably ask my I.D. which is kind of embarrassing because I look like a kid even though I am older then I look. 

I am really interested in trying the Red Wine Cabernet Sauvignon, and White Wine Sauvignon Blanc, or Chardonnay. If I could buy wine online and for every bottle I buy I can make a donation to the charity of my choice. Buying wine online is surely a great experience, getting the wine you want and also knowing the store is making a donation as well. 

Scholastic Printables

September 24, 2012

As a mother it is very important for my son Charles, to learn his basic education before he goes to school next year. So far he’s doing pretty good on learning ABC’s, reading and counting numbers. Thanks to my sister-in-law Connie, who provides educational things for my son Charles. Well, Connie is a Special Education teacher and she knows how much math worksheets for 2nd graders are important for kids development. Today, Scholastic Printables has free sample of 2nd Grade Math Worksheets that you can try at home or in your class. As a mom, I would definitely try these worksheets for my son Charles.

Inside The Fresh Market



I was excited when I saw these cheeses at The Fresh Market. I have only seen this kind of cheese in Around The World in 80 Plates show on Bravo. So when I saw it today I decided to take a picture. White American and Parmesan Cheese are my favorite ones. My sister-in-law Connie, loves cheese and I’m sure she will buy one. I also love the orchids. I think they are pretty flowers.

Charles Walk Through the Creek

September 23, 2012


Seems like last weekend was a very long wait for Charles’ birthday and now it is over. Over the weekend we went to the park to have our picnic but soon as we arrived at the park many people were already there. All the tables were occupied so we had to use a table that was in the middle of the park where the sun was shinning upon us. It was around 79 degrees so it was kind of hot. We all liked it even though many flies were flying around us and our food. Then I let Charles walk through the creek though the water was a little bit cold. After that, we went swimming at the hotel where my sister’s-in-law stayed at. I thought Charles would enjoy more on swimming but he didn’t want to do anything in the pool. The last time we went swimming Charles really enjoyed it and had a really good time.

Charles Celebrated his 4th Birthday

September 21, 2012


I had quite a busy day. Charles celebrated his 4th birthday and he got lots of presents. We also had spaghetti and meatballs as Charles really wanted it for his birthday. Tomorrow we are going to have a picnic and for our dinner Charles gets to choose which restaurant we are going to eat at. Charles is very lucky to have all his aunts in his life. They are the nicest people I have ever meet and along with our other family members as well.

Web Design Toronto

Technology has certainly evolved in our everyday lives. Today, millions of people use their computers and smart phones whether it’s for leisure, shopping for products, business, or looking for services. Online marketing is a great way to get more profit for your business and increase your sales. Whether you are a local business owner or planning to own a nationwide business you need to have your own website. Having a great website design will surely boost your presence and in the long term your income. Well, today there are many webpage designers offering to create your website and Web Design Toronto is one for you to check out. Having a knowledgeable team of professional web designers is a must in creating your website. My husband, Doug has a friend Jason whose wife, Jackie is a webpage designer. The other day Doug and Jason were talking and I was there with Jackie. Eventually our discussions turned to my blog and to how I would love to improve my blog. Well I asked Jackie about how blogs and websites are becoming more advanced and she told me it was becoming more and more important to have a professionally done website. I talked to Jackie about who is the best designers out there and she mentioned Web Design Toronto as a provider she was very impressed by. I have since looked up their webpage and have to say I agree totally. Web Design Toronto providers every possible service for your web design. They specialize in web design, web marketing, web videos and even provide studio rentals and acting for videos on your site. Having a great and dynamic web site that grabs a surfers attention from the moment they hit your page is one of the keys to grabbing customers. You never have another chance to make a first impression.

My All Time Favorite Pescado Guerrero

September 20, 2012


I had a very tiring day today. We went to Party City and got Charles’ party decorations. We didn’t get NASCAR decorations because they don’t have any so Charles picked which one he really liked. He picked Thomas which is one of his favorite shows to watch on Netflix. Then we headed to Toys R US and my husband got him some presents. We had our dinner at Abuelos and I really loved my food. I had Pescado Guerrero which is my all time favorite at the restaurant. For our last trip we went to Wal-Mart for our grocery shopping and to get Charles Lego’s. Later when my son Charles is asleep I am going to wrap all of his presents. Surely it is going to be a long night ahead of me. Tomorrow is Charles 4th birthday and he is super excited and so are we.

Great Quality Chairs

If you are looking for comfortable worship seating you can find it at Chairs 4 Worship. Every chair is designed of great quality and will last for a long time. Whether you are a congregation or just an individual having a nice comfortable spot will make your worship time even better. If you are constantly uncomfortable you simply will not be as focused on your service as you will want to be.

Charles' is my little helper

I am glad I am feeling so much better today. I got a lot of stuff done today like cleaning up the house and vacuumed the carpet. All the rugs are in the dryer and my son Charles, helped me clean up the kitchen floor. Charles was excited to help wipe the kitchen floors. When I put the table cloth on our dining table Charles, sat while drinking his milk. He thinks he’s at the restaurant which is funny. We also cleaned the fish tank and got all that green algae out of the tank as well. I guess he is just too excited to see all of his aunts on his birthday so we had to clean up before they gets here tomorrow. Funny though Charles' kept on asking, "When are the girls coming?".

Houser Shoes

September 19, 2012

Christmas is just a few months away and I know some of you have already began shopping for Christmas presents for our loved ones. Well I have for sure. Over the last few weeks now I have been browsing on the web looking for great deals online. My online searches have not disappointed me as I have recently found the most amazing deals. I have found unbeatable prices on the web for all kinds of products. I was really excited when I found this website http://www.housershoes.com. This site sells all types of comfortable and stylish shoes for women, men, and kids. Houser Shoes is known for their comfortable sandals and quality shoes and most of all very affordable prices that won’t break your budget. Whether you are looking for men’s and ladies shoes online make sure to check out Houser Shoes website. Aside from the most amazing deals on the web the store offer free shipping on any orders of $49.88 or more. 

Now that we are also on the lookout for Charles’ new shoes, I found the ones that I really want to get for him. Though I need to make sure my husband Doug, and I will agree on the style of the shoes.  I like a new pair of tennis shoes, some sandals and some winter snow shoes for Charles. Doug seems to favor more flashy colors and styles while I prefer more solid base colors. We do agree though that Charles needs more shoes as he is growing so fast. Just this week we measured him and he is 40 inches tall and not yet four years old. Charles really could care less for now but when it gets cold, rainy or snowy out he defiantly will be happy to have some shoes that fit that are not sandals like he has worn all summer.

I Thought of Acting Opportunities

September 17, 2012

I can’t believe my son, Charles will turn 4 this Friday. Time flies really fast and soon he will go to pre-school. I don’t know whether I will be ready when the time comes but I have to prepare myself. Charles and I have never been away with each other and I have no idea how things will work out for both of us. Over the last few years I have been thinking of what I am going to do once my son is in pre-school. 

With so many things to do I still need to find out what’s really my passion and stick with it. One thing I have always thought I would love to do is some smaller acting. I do not dream of being a mega star or anything but just to act in some way. Acting Opportunities are fun and is a great way to earn a decent amount of money and hopefully make a career of my passion.

My Top 10 Play Lists

It is going to be a busy day so I need to play songs on my laptop while doing household chores. I am not a really a big fan of my husband’s taste in music. I did not like most of them when I first heard them though many of them I really like now. Here’s my Top 10 music play lists:

1 Aenema by Tool
2 Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
3 Phantom Of The Opera by Nightwish 
4 Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
5 Let It Be by Beatles
6 Remember Tomorrow by Iron Maiden
7 Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
8 Through the Fire and Flames by Dragonforce
9 Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses
10 The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

It has been raining

September 15, 2012

It has been raining since yesterday though I kind of like it because I could not hear any sound of crickets last night. I planned to go to the A’Chau Oriental Market earlier but I have changed my mind. I don’t feel like going anywhere out today so I will just have to watch some football games today. I know I should be doing household chores to keep our house clean. I am not saying our house is very dirty but I just want to keep our house clean, mostly just Charles’ toys. I do though want to have everything picked up before my husband’s sisters visit us on Charles birthday this Friday. We plan to have a picnic on Saturday and hopefully it is not going to rain. Well at least tonight should be good as we are eating steak and we get to watch Mizzou’s game tonight.

Bariatric Products

My husband has type 2 diabetes and I feel sorry for him every time he injects his insulin every day and night. Having this type of condition has limitations on the foods that he really wants to eat which are chocolates, cake, ice cream, spaghetti and other delicious meals. Being a father to almost 4 year old son, he really wants to keep himself healthy as possible, it is a struggle. Of course he is not getting any younger and neither am I. Well, there are so many products at the store that he tried over the last couple of years. Many of these products had helped him greatly when it comes to keeping his blood sugar under control and keeping himself healthy while eating. Most of the products that he tried are still high in sugars and carbohydrates which are not a good thing. I am more interested in all the bariatric products online. They have a huge selections of slim products, protein foods, vitamins and supplements and most of all slim weight loss plan to keep my husband in check. Bariatric Choice products are very inexpensive way to keep yourself eat healthy food. The store offers free shipping on any orders of $49 which is a good thing.

Free Online Accounting

Are you a small business owner or manager? Running a business can be stressful and time consuming especially if you are not using the right tools for your business. Today there are so many tools that you can use like free online accounting and budgeting software or other electronic organizing tools to keep your finances on tract and more profitable in the long run. The days of hand kept accounts are long gone and soon to will be programs that run in just your own office or network. Having extensive online support, backup and technical help is the wave of the future in running and organizing your business. 

Anyone even home users who have ever had a crash, trojan, virus or any other type of malware can attest to the time and therefore profits that can be lost dealing with computer issues. Of real concern as well is hackers who can get into your system and raise havoc or even worse can steal funds or secrets from your accounts. Having a professional reliable company and support from that company is a must as we head deeper into the 21st Century. Join the wave of the future and begin using online accounting and improve your bottom line and profitability.

Replacement Windows

September 14, 2012

I have a friend that lives in Virginia, that is planning on remodeling her house this fall. It is exciting to remodel a house and give it a new design and appearance. It is not just appearance though that Brianna is looking to improve but also the quality and worth of the house. Brianna, decided to find good replacement windows virginia beach. She decided to use Pella Windows, the best on the market. Pella is rated highest in customer satisfaction by J.D. Powers and Associates.

Finally! A Quiet Night

Finally! I can have a quiet night tonight. It rained all day and the temperature has dropped. It is much cooler outside and the crickets for sure are hiding which is a good thing. Oh well, today is Friday and it is High School Football night. Since High School Football has begun we haven’t been to any of the games. We always have rain every Friday, and it is very frustrating. All I want to do is be able to get out inside the house and do something like watch football and other things for us to enjoy our weekend. I know my son, Charles would love to watch football games at his age now. 

Every time when my husband plays his Madden, and NCAA Football Charles, will always play with his football during the game as well. Now that the College Football and NFL season has begun, My husband Doug, and Charles love watching the games and most of the time Charles will say” Touchdown Raiders” even when it is not a Raiders game. I do like watching football though its hard to watch when my favorite football team is losing the game. How about you, what is your favorite sport to watch?

In Need of Title Loans?

September 13, 2012

During these last few years there have been many many people who have faced really hard economic decisions. While some of these problems like foreclosures, layoffs or defaulted loans are huge decade long problems, other financial woes are much shorter term. If you need quick short term cash loans and do not want to go the way of payday loans, which by the way are total rip offs and predatory, then you have other options. 

If you own your own car, boat or motorcycle then you can look into title loans. One such company that is online and offers quick loans is Title Loans Ocala. Though centered in Florida, anyone from the nation can apply for and get a title loan online or by phone. Service is quick and seamless. So if you need a boost in cash flow for car repairs, medical bills or just to get you to the next paycheck look at all the tools available to you. Oh and you get to keep and drive your car while the loan is active.

Holden Beach NC Real Estate

September 11, 2012

Are you looking for a new home, commercial property for your business, or land for your dream home? Holden Beach NC real estate can help you with your real estate needs. With a professional team of realtors each have access to all the homes and properties that you could ever want to view in Holden Beach, North Carolina. It is good to have a knowledgeable realtor in your search for your next home or property.

I Miss Having Charles in Our Bed

I began to let Charles to sleep in our bed when he was 4 months old. I know it was not the safest thing that I did letting a newborn child sleep with their mother. I am from the Philippines and that’s how things work for the mother and the child. Anyway, it was Charles’ decision to sleep in his bed this September 1st . He has been sleeping through the night and we are so proud of him. Though I miss  having him in our bed and laying on my shoulder every night. My husband Doug, and I thought Charles would sleep with us until he is 7 years old but were wrong. Just like on nursing with Charles he just quit on his own when he was 1 year and 10 months though I tried to let him quit from breast-feeding. And then on his potty training my husband and I trained him but on our first try he was constipated so I guess it scared him. Then one day Charles just did his potty on the regular toilet and I was so happy for him. I felt bad every time he goes potty while standing up in the corner and doesn’t want to be around with us for almost an hour. For mom’s out here reading this post don’t be a pushy mom. Your child will do things in there own way when the time is right. So far every thing is working great with Charles and he will turn 4 this September 21st. We are all excited. My husband’s sisters and his uncle Max, are all coming for his birthday. We already looked for his cake and we found a NASCAR decorations at Walmart.

My Magazines

September 10, 2012


I have a couple of magazines to read but I don’t feel like reading any of them. My eyes has been hurting again today so I just laid down on the couch and did noting at all. Anyway, I got my free subscriptions for some of my magazines from my sister-in-law Connie, and the other from my husband’s My Coke Rewards points. I had another magazine subscriptions but I have no idea when it is going to arrive into our mail box.

Types of Pulleys

September 09, 2012

Last night, my father was telling me that he need a new V-Belt Pulley for his rice farming operation. I had no idea what type of pulleys he was talking about so I had to look it up online and I am going to show him some pictures. I am amazed how very inexpensive these pulleys are for the great quality that you recieve. I would definitely buy one to help out for my father.

Yummy Spaghetti


I barely slept last night. The crickets won’t stop from chirping in our backyard and it was driving me insane. Oh well, it is a beautiful day today. The sun is shining so bright and I am planning to let my son, Charles play outside later in the afternoon. Anyway, I have not done much yet today aside from cooking my husband’s  whole wheat spaghetti. I had my brunch so I am not hungry for spaghetti right now. I know Charles would love spaghetti but he had just ate his Apple Jacks cereal for breakfast.

Shrimp for lunch

September 07, 2012


I have not been feeling very well over the last few days now. I am nauseated and my eyes are hurting really bad. I don’t feel like doing anything today though I need to cook something for my lunch. Shrimp was very easy to cook and I just put it inside the oven and added salt. The shrimp tasted great and it looked so good I took a photo of it for you to see.

online games

September 06, 2012

I admit I am getting addicted to online games and I am enjoying it. I can play online games on my iPhone, laptop, and my husband’s iPhone as well when I need to earn points on the game. Not only myself is getting addicted to online games. My husband, Doug is definitely a huge gamer himself and our son, Charles is into games also. I am interested to try the snail  game online. This is the type of game that I can play online while I am doing nothing and it is free. And for my son, Charles I am sure he is going to love the racing game, Mad Trucker 2 and Chess. My son loves NASCAR racing and he also collects NASCAR Cars and Hot Wheels as well. As a mom I was worried when my son began playing games online. Though I realized playing games  online helps him develop his mental skills and solving the game through his mental ability while playing many of his games. Whether he wins or loses the most important thing about playing the game is to have fun and enjoy it. Playing many of his games has helped Charles learn to read and count, heck he is even adding right now and he is only three.

Industrial Microwave

September 05, 2012

My husband, Doug yesterday took his careers class to a local factory to tour their facilities and offices. While there he was really impressed by the huge machinery and complex machinery used in the production of the food production products.  Living in Northwest Arkansas in the same county as Wal-Mart headquarters there are many many businesses that are in our immediate area. Luckily for the schools the businesses are usually very proactive and community friendly when it comes to the schools. 

Well back to Doug’s field trip, he was most impressed by the massive Industrial Microwave that was used in the plant. He also talked a lot about the RF Heat Sealing Equipment. I had to look up what RF Heat Sealing Equipment was and ends up it is used to help weld together various plastics and other material in industrial production facilities. I have always been interested in the complexity of factories and how they work.

Began Sleeping on his own

September 04, 2012

I began to let Charles sleep in our bed when he was four months old. He has continued to sleep with us until the last day of August this year. My husband Doug and I kept on asking Charles when he is going to sleep in his bedroom and he kept on saying in September. Since September 1st Charles has began to sleep in his bed all night without waking up and moving into our bed. Oh well I better get off here because I want to watch the Democratic National Convention. I am looking forward to watch Michelle Obama’s speech.

Palm Beach Probate Litigation

September 02, 2012

I would really love to eventually move to Florida. I have a friend, Ernelia who lives in Palm Beach and I would love to live down there like she does. There are though many things to take into account before moving. Doug would need to have a good job and we would have to research what schools we would want for Charles. My husband and me have also talked and now have a local lawyer that we are planning our future with. 

We would need to find a new Palm Beach probate litigation attorney that could help us with our future estate and trust planning. You know a good lawyer and law firm are actually really important to have on your side. While our family is not ever in any legal problems every family could use legal council. We have so much to plan for in our future. Of most importance is preparing for Charles’ future.

Football Season Has Begun

September 01, 2012

Well we are all happy that football season has begun. Doug is a huge fan and though he says he does not miss coaching football after 16 years of doing so he is always watching or reading about it. Charles loves to play football as well.  Yesterday while it was raining all day he wanted to go outside and play in the rain. I had never seen football until five years ago and now I love to watch it as well. We were supposed to go to the high school game last night but we did not want to take Charles to a game were it would rain all night. We watched a couple of games at home though last night. Today I am excited to watch the Missouri game. Doug has found where it will be streamed on his X-Box. Then next week I get to add NFL games. I like the Giants but Doug is a Raiders fan. This year we have the NFL ticket on DirecTV so we get all the NFL games.