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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fashion that Fits Bod-get

I got this on sale for under $15 at Macy's when we went to Robinson Mall after the Black Friday. While the kids were busy enjoying themselves at Smiles and Giggles, my husband asked me if I want to walk around the mall and check if I see something that I like. So off I went and found two outfits on sale.  I seldom shop for clothes and if I do, it's always something that fits my budget and fit my body of course.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Wurlitzer Piano

We went back to Wintersville, Ohio last weekend and bought  the piano that we liked.  Hubby and I leaned towards getting the Kimbal but Ms. Burrito  really liked the Wurlitzer so that's what we got them.  I was happy as  the Kimball is $1,600  but the Wurlitzer is $1,400, so my baby saved us a couple of hundred dollars.  
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According to the piano teacher who assisted us, both  brands are "working horses"  so either way, it's good.  They haven't  called us to when they are going to deliver it but I hope soon, preferably before Christmas, I hope!

Center for Music & Arts

We went to the Center of Music & Arts last weekend to canvass the prices for piano as we want to buy our children one.  There was only one working there so he couldn't assist us but he showed us where the  display of the pianos are.  Since nobody  was there but us, I busied myself taking photos lol.

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There are so many piano's to choose from.  There are new ones and there are also used ones.
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Mr. Burrito immediately sat in one of the chairs at the art room.
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Ms. Burrito was drawn to the rack of  drawing  books.  I am not sure if the rack of the guitars has violin but they are  pretty colorful.
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Anyhow, we did not buy one yet as the  worker wasn't much of a help.  We are planning to  go back there maybe this weekend.  We were told that  the price for  tuning  a piano ranges from $75 to $100 and it has to be done twice a year.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Join the Party

Time flies isn't it?  I will be turning  a milestone  in 6 months, the age where some people say "Life begins at 40".  The good thing about advancing in age is that, you get to get wiser each time the year adds to your age hehehe.  Sometimes, when I  am visiting other blogs, it amazes me how their age does not show in their physical looks.  They are so good in taking care of themselves and maintaining their young looks.

Well, as for me, I maybe turning 40 but I still feel  young just like 20 years ago.  I think it is just my physical aspects that is changing because I feel like nothing has changed except  the tummy fat of course  and some wrinkles on my face.  But as many  optimists says, as long as you  feel good about yourself, it  is that  matters.  Won't it be nice if your age is  40 but you look younger than your age?  I would be great actually.  Anyhow, when it comes to birthdays, Spencers is a great place to stop by for birthday  gift ideas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Style Made Easy


I got my two products to try  from No nonsense just today.  A box was laying at our front porch when I  went out to check  the mail.  The No nonsense tights and leggings are free complimentary that I got as a blogger from IZEA.  The first set of photos  showcases the Cobblestone Copper Opaque Tights which I really love.  It is in size small so just perfect for me.  Wearing with it is the  formal  outfit that my husband got me for Christmas last 2009.  The red  top is the best deal I got  last year from Mac's, it was on sale  for$4.99.
The second set of photos showcases the Espresso Cotton Leggings in small size.  Unfortunately it is  big for me so I had to tweak a little bit so I could wear it.  The boots I am wearing  is the very first pair of boots that I have of living here in the States.  MY husband got it for me for Christmas  7 years ago.  The Fossil bag was also a gift from my dear husband  when we were still in Korea when we celebrated our 7 year anniversary.
Even though the leggings was bigger, I still like it as it is made of cotton and it is very soft and comfortable on your skin.  The No nonsense  tights and leggings can be easily found in food and drug stores or in  mass retail stores.  The prices are affordable and  you won't regret  buying it  because of its high quality.  If you want to check out more about these products,  check out and like No nonsense on Facebook or follow them on twitter.  These tights and  Leggings from No nonsense makes style easier for women.

For those of you who follows celebrities and stuff, I am sure that you know who Jill Martin is.  She is an Emmy award winning TV personality and co-author of  "I Have Nothing to Wear".  She's also a NY correspondence for  Access Hollywood, and now she is joining the No nonsense as the Be Brand Ambassador and Style Expert.  So tune in and see   her  fashion expertise through  No nonsense.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Planet Gold

Here's another steal deal that I got from Macy's the day after the Black Friday. It's a Planet Gold top that I really liked. It's originally priced at $17.99 but I got it for only $4.99.  I love deals like that as I can shop on a budget.
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Link  with me every Friday through ColoConnection.  You can post any color that you like. 

Old Pal Talk

Christmas is a  nostalgic time for me.  I miss my family back home and I also miss  my old friends.  I don't really have many friends out here whom I can talk to often so   whenever I miss them, I always contact them through text or chat in a social network.  I got lucky last week as I talked to my one closest  girl friend, she's a lady whom I confided  most of my deepest secrets hehehe.  We can pretty much talk about any topic without hesitation.  We would laugh  about talking silly things or reminiscing   the funny things that we did when we were still both working in school. She told me that her husband's  favorite  hobby now is tactical firing.

Oh how I wish I could spend Christmas back home.  It's  different and the feeling is different.  But this is my life now and I am happy where I am at with my  husband and  two lovely kids.    I am blessed with a very loving husband so I couldn't ask for more.   But as the saying goes, it's free to dream, so I dream of  being with my family back home sometimes.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Trekking is Fun

Before my PC crashed, we went to the nearby woods and did   some trekking.  We hiked the  steep hill, went around the lake, and found some cool things.  Trekking is one  fun activity that we all enjoy doing as a family.
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It's beautiful out there, the only sad  part is that people are throwing old stuff  like tires,  mattress, couches, and all those things that they suppose to be dumping at a proper dumping sites.
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Exploring mother nature  is better than going to the mall.  I am glad that  both of our Burritos enjoy doing outdoor  activities like this.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Weekend at Home

Our weekend was started with fun in the kitchen. After we ate dinner, the kids wanted to goof around so hubby and I played along.  Of course the fun won't be complete without the shutterbug hehehe.

This is a great way to unleash stress and start the day with fun and love.  This is also one of our parenting technique to get involve with our kids.  I think part of having unruly kids is the lack of attention that parents give to their children.

Hypoallergenic Dog Foods

Hypoallergenic dog foods are great for dogs that suffer from food allergies and digestive problems. The specific ingredients included ensure that the food provides digestive aid for dogs with sensitive skin and stomachs. 

Common allergens include:

  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Gluten
  • Artificial colours, flavours and preservatives
  • Chicken (protein)
  • Lamb (protein)
  • Fish (protein)
  • Many of these ingredients are added to foods to bulk the food out at a cheaper cost and/or to make cereal based foods more palatable.
  • Food allergies can be a nightmare for both you and your dog and it is therefore important that the problem is dealt with effectively. 
  • Symptoms often include:
  • Pain when going to the toilet
  • Bloated stomach
  • Excessive wind
  • Significant hair loss resulting in bald patches
  • Increased itching and red patches on the skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation 


Unfortunately there is no cure for food allergies; however the symptoms can be prevented by avoiding foods that contain the allergen. 

Artificial colors, flavors and preservatives should also be avoided as they can cause hyper activity, a lack of concentration and nervousness (similar to what is seen in children) and have even be linked to kidney and liver problems.

A natural food is great as it only contains meat, vegetables and rice-nothing artificial is included. 

Burns dog food offers a variety of hypoallergenic foods and even has diets which do not contain the common sources of protein (chicken, lamb and fish) which are often used in other hypoallergenic foods.  

Most hypoallergenic foods also offer hypoallergenic treats, which are great to feed your dog in moderation. 

As your dog may already have a very sensitive stomach, it is important that when changing their food you do so gradually by mixing the new food with their current food. It is normally recommended that you do this over seven days to prevent any further digestive upset.

If feeding a hypoallergenic diet such as James Well beloved dog food does not relieve the symptoms that your dog is showing then you should seek veterinary advice immediately. 





Monday, November 26, 2012

Carabao Ride

I grew up in a farm and my father used to own carabao that helped us in tilling the rice field. My late brother and I used to ride the carabao after the day's work. When we first visited my family back home, I let my Burritos experience riding a carabao too.
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Such great memories.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Chinhae, South Korea

When we were still living in Chinhae, South Korea, family walk was always one of the fun things we did as a family.  We used to bring the double stroller when the Burritos are not in the mood to exercise their legs lol.  I noticed that in these series of photos, me and  hubby were all smiles while the Burritos  were so serious!
Our son was talking about the "blue house" (that's what he called the home we lived in there) today and it made us all nostalgic.  We wish to visit there someday when budget permits.

Amy Adele

As early as it is, I already have some  personalized holiday cards and I got it for free  at Amy Adele.  The owner of the company, Amy,  is  very kind to let me try their  awesome products  without  any cost.  She even sent me a sweet note.   Thank you so much Amy Adele!  
Amy Adelle specializes  in making/designing stationery, invitations,   holiday cards, gifts, and more.  What I like about it is the fact that they used recycled  paper for all their products.   For a sucker   at personalized card, I highly recommend their  products!  
The photos were taken  during night time so it's a little  dark.  It doesn't do justice to the beautiful products but I can  attest  on how these cards were done  very neatly and nice!
You can check out their selection by visiting their website  through the link I have provided above.  They have sale  going on   that you can avail to save money for your order.  You might want to like them at their Facebook Page to  stay  connected and  get updates with their  sale and other  promotions.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hot Wheels Fan

Mr. Burrito is a hot wheels fanatic. He love collecting cars and other items from hot wheels.  He think he looks cool in the photo lol.
Glad I got this uploaded few weeks ago.  I am running out  of photos to blog wahhh.  The technician called and said that he has to install a new motherboard.  Hubby wants  to buy a new PC but  I want my PC restored  because of the photos.  The technician said that it would cost $120 for the whole thing, installation, recovering my photos and and stuff.  Sigh..

Strumming a Guitar

I have been browsing online and trying to  find some deals on piano lately  because we promised our daughter that we are getting it for her this Christmas.   I wasn't looking for a guitar but I thought it won't hurt to look at the selections and  they have  different kinds online.  I kind of miss strumming  a guitar, although I am not good at it but I like it as a past time hobby.  I should have brought  my guitar with me when I came here.  I learned to play  guitar when I was ion college and I am not sure if I could still play, it's been so long.

Elegant Mini Dress in Black

I got this black elegant mini dress at Eden Fantasys.  This dress is available in  different sizes from  small to extra large, so you have the chance to get it  no matter what size you are.  This is also available in red color which was my first choice but I chose the black instead.  I like their selection of sexy dresses, if only I have the body to flaunt them lol. I would wear this one out but with a blazer or a cardigan as I am not comfortable  wearing a very sexy clothes outside.  
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I am eyeing for the black bow mesh moulded bra next time if I get the chance to buy me another product from them again.  They have plenty of selection of brassier and other kinds of lingerie so if you are planning to buy some, just visit them through the links I have provided in this post.


Disclaimer.  This is not a paid post.  I received the  above item for free in exchange of my honest review.  The opinion being expressed is 100% solely mine.

On the other note, I was going to post  a photo of my  7 year old  Nike running shoes but  my PC just recently bailed on me so  the photos above are the closest thing I could include in my subject.  Those were taken my son was two years old trying to  wear his Dad's  shoes.

Anyhow, back to the running shoes I was talking about, even though it is 7-year old already, it is still in good condition and I still use it till this day.  In fact, I just got done with my  2-mile run  at the tread mill at our mini gym downstairs.  I burnt 300 calories  in 33 minutes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Swanque

I am blessed to have given the opportunity to work with one of the clothing company called Swanque. It is a company that sells inexpensive clothing for women. They have huge selections of brand name clothing that you can buy for a lesser price compared to other online stores.  They sent me  the two items below for free in exchange of my honest review.  
The "Black is Back" dress fits me okay but the Prep Cardigan is big for me.  I  have  overestimated my size.  Well I used to buy medium in the store so I  chose medium but they are too big for me as you can see. 
But anyhow, if you want to buy fashionable clothes  for less, check out their selection.  This company is located in downtown Los Angeles but you can shop through their online  store, just visit the link I have provided above. You can also check them out through their Facebook page.  You can enjoy  a FREE priority shipping  with   any purchase of  $50 or more.  The owner was very kind to give me a coupon code that you can use to save up to 15% for your orders of $35 or more.  Just use the code CHUB15.  

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Thank you so much Swanque for the opportunity, it's been a pleasure working with you.

On the other note, I found this decor in the attic and wondering if I should keep it or throw it out.  I am not good in tinkering  and dunno if I could do something  to make it pretty.  Anny suggestion?
Disclaimer:  Products mentioned above were received for FREE for review purposes.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Activities at Home

Mr. Burrito lost hist first baby tooth last week.  We were frantic when he started  crying while we were eating our dinner.  After we found out what happened, we all burst out  laughing which makes him cry even more lol.
After I calmed him down, I was able to encouraged him to  smile for me for photo documentation.
Weekend at our home is always busy.  Aside from weekend cleaning, we  also  do the Burritos' projects and assignments.  
Ms. Burrito was doing her  Science assignment on this pic while  Mr. Burrito  below was doing her  project poster.
Some of the outdoor shots I took when we went for  a walk.
My marigolds are still  in full bloom.
Keeping your children busy while at home  is a key to  avoid them from getting cranky and bored.  This weekend, we did some crafts and  I let them helped me clean the  house and do laundry.  It's always fun to let them  enjoy what you do!  I gave them  stickers to let them know that  their help is always appreciated.


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A work-at-home-mom (WAHM) with  two  lovely kids and a loving husband.  Passionate in writing about  family, product reviews, and  other related articles.  A Mom, a Wife,  a Blogger/Writer, rolled into one.

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