Thursday, August 14, 2014

Officially Enrolled for the School Year 2014-2015

Kids are officially enrolled today.  We went early but they were already so many  people out there so we had to fall in line.  Hubby and I  set aside a certain amount  for school tuition so that when it's time to  enroll, we can just pay it all upfront.  Here's the breakdown of our payments ($3,725):
  • $3,255 - tuition (fully paid)
  • $400 - books
  • $70 - Discount Cards

We brought all their school supplies and they put it away in their classrooms. My daughter's  teacher is  the teacher aide that they have  last year, she doesn't talk much but she's nice.     
 Here's my son with his classmate Haley.
 My son's  teacher is super nice and very organized.  You will really know what to do as parents because she  make sure to  put it in writing which I really love!
 MY daughter loved her when she was in second grade.  She said that she   might  be the hardest one that she's had but she learned so much.
 We brought home their textbooks.  We covered them , put their name tags on it, and got it ready for MOnday!
I have  some forms to  fill up such as the lunch charts and I need to make  check for it.  I also have to fill up the form for the volunteer work  during lunch preparations.
 In private school, we have to pay our tuition, books, food, every parents also does volunteer work during lunch time as  only one employees is hired in the cafeteria, the rest are all volunteers.
Every year, we pick one Mom to be the classroom Mom.  Classroom Moms plays a major role in assisting the teachers  during  special events and occasions.  

It is expensive to send your kids to private school but it's worth every penny because the teacher can really focus on each child since there not many students in one class.   We also love the fact that the kids can still learn about God in the classroom.   

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August Edition of BeautyBox5

Time really  flies, goodness!  The kids will be back to school again next week and it seems that it hasn't been that long since  they got off.  Believe it or not, it is  a bit stressful for me to send them back to school again.  I am used of having them everyday that it seems so weird that  they would be gone most of the days during weekdays and I will be left alone again at home.  Good thing is, I have plenty of things to do like writing reviews, cleaning the home, cleaning the blogs, look for  an online job, etc.  Being a stay at home is never easier, our hands are always full.

To  relieve some of the stress I am having, let me share you the  fun  I have in unboxing the   August edition of Beauty Box 5.  These are the five samples that are included this month.
  • Purlisse Pur Protect SPF 30
  • La Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes
  • Nanacoco Lip Gloss
  • ROUX Anti Aging Hair Serum
  • Style Essential Nail Polish

This anti-aging hair serum is great to have although I don't have  that problem but it would still be nice to treat my hair with this.  It has Vitamin A and E, biotin, keratin and UV filters that would really take care of your  stressed hair.  It would make your locks  to look younger while adding moisture and brightness.  I haven't use it yet but I will definitely try it.
I don't really use make up but I love having this when traveling as my face has a tendency to be  oily when traveling.  I have tried this before when I reviewed some of the  wipes they  sent me and I liked it!
Although summer has been very mild this year, it is nice to have this  lightweight moisturizer that has the perfect amount of SPF to protect your skin.
My daughter hogged this  pretty  nail polish.    It's so girly, it makes her  nails shiny without the flashy color.
Take a look how  daughter enjoys her polished nails.  
I saved the best for last because this Nanacoco lip gloss is my favorite among the five.  I  don't usually use lipstick but I am  very fond of using lip gloss when I go somewhere.  
I love how it gives your lips a rush of color and shine with no stickiness attached.    It has Vitamin in it so it doesn't only give  your sassy pout poppin but it also noursihes your lips!
Thanks a lot once again BeautyBox5. It's been a wonderful experience ever since I started your subscription.!

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Monday, August 11, 2014

11th Wedding Anniversary

Hubby and I had a civil wedding in 2003.  It was a very  simple celebration that  only  two people have witnessed.  Mama wasn't even there because she was still mourning of Papa's  sudden death,  few weeks before our  planned wedding.  We decided to just  have a simple ceremony  because of the very sad circumstance that happened with my  father.  We got married again in church the next year so my family and friends could attend.
 It's been 11 years when we finally solidify our relationship that  started online.  Glad that we both have given  it a try because we are the Yin and Yang of Mixed-Race marriage.  A lot of people have given us a bad vibe that we won't last when we were just starting but  we  proved them wrong.
 I am blessed to be married to the most understanding, patient, and loving man.  Now I understand why God wanted me to be single for 30 years because I found  what is best for me and my family.
 Thank you for putting up with my  stubbornness and mood swings.
 I love you and our children more than anything.
Thank you for the  11 years of happiness and love.
 I am glad I married a clown, an individual whose sense of humor is superb.  We are wearing the colors (yellow and red) that we were supposed to  wear during our first meeting.  He wored red shirt and I wore yellow but he couldn't see me because I tricked him, I hid my yellow shirt with a black blazer lol.
Happy anniversary and may God bless us more with many years of being happy together.

Special thanks  to our 9 -year old daughter for the fun photos hoot!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Have you ever experience incontinence?  I  sometimes experience that especially when I do jump ropes and I hate it because I have to change a few times  during the course of my   work out.  That doesn't happen when I run and do other stuff, only when I do jump ropes which I find very odd.  Although it isn't a bad leak, it drives me crazy.  I don't know if that  is something I should  worry about or it is just normal.  Did you ever experience that?

I was excited when I received the  Wearever Women's Smooth and Silky seamless full-cut incontinence panties.  I should have  ordered the extra small size  because these are a bit bigger for me.  I think that  my Mom would love to have these though since she has an incontinence issue whenever  her asthma attacks.  Her size is a just a bit larger than mine so these would be perfect.  

I received the beige and white colors but this is also available in white color.  It cost $15.99 each which I think is very affordable.  You can save even more if you buy these in a pack.  Imagine how much you can save in buying these washable garments compared to those disposable ones.  Not only you are saving money but  you are also saving Mother earth by not contributing to the landfill waste.
Photos below are not mine.
Here  is the full description of these panties:

  • These seamless panties reduce any embarrassing panty lines. 
  • It has a soft and silky feel - leaving you feeling as if you aren’t even wearing incontinence products. 
  • These panties are perfect for women experiencing light to moderate incontinence and are perfect for the active and fashion conscious.
  • These are made of a nylon/spandex microfiber knit. Similar to other styles, these panties have Agion™ antimicrobial fibers, which reduce the bacteria that cause odor and include a sewn-in super absorbent Unique-DriTM pad which traps liquid for all-day built-in protection. 
  • These panties have a classic full-cut styling, with no visible seams for a sleek silhouette. These panties are easy to care for and are an economical option, as they last up to 250 washes.
I like the fact that Wearever doesn't only deliver great products for their consumer but they are also extending their support for a great cause. Below is their next project.

Support Us TOO International with Wearever Purchases this September!

A portion of proceeds from select sales of Wearever undergarments will benefit prostate cancer nonprofit Us TOO International this September. Wearever is partnering with Us TOO International to raise money in support of prostate cancer awareness, education and support networks for patients and their families. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

Throughout the month of September, 10 percent of proceeds from the Wearever men's underwear line will be donated back to Us TOO International. This includes all sizes, styles, colors and purchases in singles, three-packs and six-packs from the Wearever Men's Incontinence Underwear line. To learn more and purchase products to support Us TOO International, visit

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Thanks a lot Wearever!

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Surprise Undies Delivered to Your Door

I received another set of  sexy undergarments from Splendies to review.  They come every three months if I am not mistaken.  I may have to change my size for the subscription since  medium is getting kind of big for me now although sometimes it varies on what kind of  underwear they send me.  
My favorite for this set is  Perfection  Black dotted red lace because it snug perfectly on my glutes and I have a bra that matches this one.  I also like the Pucker Up Black pink lace because of it's design but it's a little big for my size.  My least favorite is the Pucker Up MGLOS thong style.  I don't wear thong panties  because I don't feel comfortable with it although I love the nylon  fabric that they used on this one.  
Splendies actually is a monthly subscription  but I only get it every three months.  If you want to try  and get  the surprise undies delivered right to your door every month, just sign up through the  useful link above.  It only takes three simple steps to sign up.  
  • Monthly subscription cost  $8 only and as you can see on my photos above, some  panties  cost $14 and it's because they are high quality undies.  
  • You can add $2 for "No Thong" customization package.  Now, I should do this but I'd like to  give the thong ones I get to friends who  wear  that kind of panty.
  • Shipping is FREE in the US and they also ship to Canada for an additional $7 and internationally for $9.
  • You can change size or cancel anytime.
  • You will get different panties for every packages, no the same panties ever.  Every package is a surprise.
So are you ready to try them out? For first time subscribers, you can use  "SPLENDIES" coupon code  so you only have to pay $4 to try  out their package, not so bad isn't it?  Thanks a lot Splendies for the new ones you sent me.

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Violin and Guitar

Hubby and I talked about switching our focus on what our son could do to hone his talent. He is also musically inclined like his sister but he doesn't have that patience to sit for a longer period of time and be taught. We are thinking of registering him to a swimming lesson in the area starting this Fall because he is never afraid of the water and in fact, he can swim now even without proper lesson. We want him to learn the proper strokes though so we will definitely look into signing him up for a lesson. For now, I am saving up for another project that our daughter is interested into, a violin. She likes to have a violin lesson but we told her that we have to save up first and buy her one before we can sign her up to it. I frequently visit website like this one to check if they have deals on violin and guitars.