Sunday, December 28, 2008

a child of God

Welcome to the christian world Dominique !

more pictures soon !

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Busy week again

Before signing off for the Christmas Season, I need to remind myself that I have to - do- list right after the Christmas break. Aside from finishing everything for my daughter's baptism, I also need to do some grocery shopping for the New Year's Eve plus I need to wrap gifts for our family reunion for Jan 1 . We are also set for another reunion by December 30. I guess all of our schedules are really packed this season. I hope I can still go online on the 26th , I need to get my Insurance Quotes because my existing one is about to expire at the start of the year.

That's all for now. Enjoy the rest of the week. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Miss Independent

She will turn 2 months on Saturday , and I can't help but post her adorable pics wearing this super nice shirt from my mom. She's a bit overweight for her age, but its a good indication though that she's not thriving to gain weight since she has a reflux. Most babies with reflux has problems when it comes to weight and growth.

Look at her now..

That's all for now. Im busy finishing some work, I plan to be on vacation mode starting tomorrow. Im also looking out for some banking jobs online, my sister is planning to try out something new by next year. Finally, I can feel Christmas ! Have a great Monday everyone.

My Eyeglass hunt

.. is over. I found out the best Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical last night and I was able to order a pair for my dad, just in time for Christmas. The popular online eyeglasses shop offers a wide selection of designs and colors to choose from, but of course, I just chose a plain color my dad since he will use it for work too. The price is really affordable and Im lucky enough coz it will be delivered before Christmas. Imagine , they have $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses collection too, and this product made them really popular at the web.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Enough Said.

Bill Consolidation and More

Its the time of the year again , when people enjoy shopping for gifts and spending their money like crazy. Will all the sale, here and there, who could probably resist shopping, right? But just a precaution to everyone, we should always be vigilant when we shop. Put in mind our credit limit and our means of paying them. I have a friend here who really had a lot of personal debt from last year's Holiday shopping. She was so problematic when the year entered because she don't know how to pay for it anymore. She's so eager to be debt free so she checked for some ways on how she can attain that status. Bill Consolidation is the answer. Its obtaining a loan to pay off your debt. To help you with your debt settlement, a consolidator will help you out. They will assess your income, debt and spending habits. They will provide you with options such as loan modification wherein the interest is not high at all. The consolidator will help you not only with your present debt situation, but they provide long term permanent prevention. So before splurging too much in shopping or just in any spending, check the status of your account first so you wont go over board, thus you are minimizing debts.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Where's the mommy?

No picture of me lately. Why?

* Because I still feel and look fat with whatever I wear. I think I really need alli.

* Because I feel like I need to visit the parlor for a haircut and treatment. My hair is getting dry!

That's it !

These 2 reasons are enough to spare myself from the camera. I think my latest pic was with Jody's camera. We met at Greenbelt with Jacqui and Joy and we had a few snaps over a cup of coffee (just them, I swear not to drink coffee anymore after a horrible experience the other day ) .
Here are the kids now ( pardon the blurry pic, its from my phone) . It looks like Dominique is tickling Joaqui, and he's enjoying it :) It really feels different to have 2 kids. Double joy!

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

boxes galore

our nth box for this year arrived during lunchtime today. Lil boy was so ecstatic to open it coz I told him that he has a toy dog and a guitar inside. It actually contains toys , christmas ornaments , cosmetics and just a few clothes for the kids. The princess now has a "my first christmas" outfit , complete with an adorable bib. As usual, the mom is too excited to dress up her doll. LOL.

Joaqui's Elmo and Ernie toys were there too, but i was able to divert his attention for a while and pull out the 2 toys from the box and kept it at the other room. You should have seen me move like Flash ! Now I am so excited to wrap the gifts for the kids. Oh and you will be surprised with what my mom got for the girl . She's one excited grandma im telling you. I guess from too much excitement and store shopping she now had heel pains or Plantar Fasciitis so she cant go out of the house for 2 days. She's even wearing heel cushions for a faster relief.

i will post some pics soon.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Look alike ?

Leaving you with some pics of the princess before I start my day.

The 1st pic is my avatar at Twitter.

The second one is for my YM.

Now tell me, does she looks like Kuya Joaqui? Hahaha! Ive been receiving comments that she's beginning to look like Joaqui already - something that's not really noticeable during her 1st few weeks. But if you'll ask me , i think it's because of their cheeks :) Notice her hair? Nice noh?!

Anyway , Gotta go for now. I need to do some cleaning before they wake up. Im too excited to use the Sebo vacuum cleaners that we got from the mall last month. I hope cleaning the house will help me shed off a few pounds . Happy Tuesday everyone!

Manic Monday # 145

What is the most expensive meal you've ever eaten? - I think the breakfast buffet at Plantation Bay in Cebu wont miss my list. But after seeing the food that they offer, I can say it's worth the price.

What is the fastest speed you've ever traveled in a car? - 120 km/hr? or so.. we were on a mountain side then.

What is the highest building you've ever been to the top floor of? - I once worked at the 29th floor of one building in Makati.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Not-so-good news

I just received an email last week from a friend in Nebraska and she told me about the accident she had at her workplace. I can feel her sadness that time since she's just living with her friends there while her family is at the other side of the world. Physically, she's a lot better now and under recovery. A Lincoln personal injury lawyer is also helping her with the case and so far she is so happy on how the progress of her case. She just need to submit a few requirements for filing and she will get her claims in no time. So to everyone, stay safe wherever you may be. Been seeing a lot of accident reports on TV lately.

1st month yumminess

We had a simple dinner at home during Dominique's 1st month celebration. I just ordered our super favorite Manhattan Meat Lovers Pizza from Yellow Cab.

Gelo bought this yummy cake from Aggy's at Filinvest. Sorry , I forgot the name of the cake :) So yummy that i didnt bother asking at all, kumain na ko agad.

My share at the kitchen ! Toasted Garlic Bread bwahaha! Full effort pa yan !

And of course, there should be spoaghetti ! My sister enjoyed cooking the pasta with her super effiecient pasta cooker which she asked my mom to buy at Macy's when I was still 8 months pregnant LOL!

I so love the Calphalon pasta cooker too that I thought of getting one for my MIL , but after learning how much it costs, i changed my mind. LOL! Nagkuripot! Maybe next time , but not really now coz Im on a tight bydget since we still need to pay home insurance .

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hello Friday !

My favorite day of the week is here !

I so lack sleep last night because the princess was up from 5am til 10 am! Milk. Poop. Milk. Poop. Nap. Yay! She naps for like 10 - 15 mins while im nursing her, but after that, she'll wake up. Oh well. That's motherhood, and I think I still have to wait til she turns 3 months til she adjusts.

Anyway, a lot happened during the week, and I still need time to blog about it. We don't have a Christmas tree yet (i think we have to pass again this year since we have a lot of Santa Claus in the house) , but our windows are well decorated now. We have new lights from my mom and we still bought a few outdoor lighting materials to add some effect. Every night , Joaqui would love to see all the lights and would greet us Merry Christmas every single night.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

grow up fast

* 1st month outfit - green Gap dress , onesie from etsy and super small Stride Rite shoes *

Here's some more pics last Thursday when she turned a month. I'll try to take pictures of her monthly outfit aside from the food :) Don't you find it so girly ? I cant wait for her to grow up since I have a lot of plans lined up for our family, and that includes travelling. Gelo is planning a vacation by April , Dominique will be 6 months by then so it's not that hard to take care of her anymore. Now I need to look for a bigger Delsey luggage for the family.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mac and Me

I know that most of you enjoyed shopping day. Whether online or in-stores, sale items are pouring in, and I can't help but peek at all my favorite sites, chancing upon a great item at such a steal price. I am done shopping for clothes and shoes, so I am more focused with electronics this time. Aside from a simple point and shoot camera, and a flip video camera, I would like to give myself a Mac laptop for Christmas. My cousin owns one and I was able to use it one time and all I can say is that I really want to have my own soon. My cousin and I searched for websites where we can download mac games for free, or if not free, it must be cheap. Of course, we specifically looked for Mac solitaire, its one classic card game that I enjoy playing when I feel stressed or tired, or when im simply letting time pass. Most games that we had are just simple ones like cooking frenzy and pet shop experience. Its of the best price online, and because everything is cheap, we even downloaded iphone games for my sister's I phone. Now all I need is my mac so i can start downloading too.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My girl at 1

You look so adorable lil girl! We love you.

~ Daddy , Mommy and Kuya Joaqui

Happy Thanksgiving

To my family, relatives and friends at US ..


Enjoy the day with your loved-ones and have fun shopping too :)

I received a lot of shopping offers for thanksgiving, but after checking my favorite sites, I am not that excited to shop anymore. Nothing really major so far. Some deals are even for winter clothes which I really don’t need. I might look for a point and shoot digicam online and ask my mom to check some tv stands in stores. Oh well, Im waiting for my sister to go online, she might be aware of some online sales and we might shop together online :D

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

nothing new.

same old .. same old..

~ im still busy with the kids.

~ im preparing dominique's baptism.

~ i cram with my assignments.

~ no pictures of me yet coz i still feel big. no.. i actually look big.

~ same daily life for almost a month now and i miss going out during weekends with my boys.

nothing is new.

except for one thing. Gelo's Christmas gift.

it's here.

Soon, you'll meet MICA .

yes, im calling her (it) MICA.

Monday, November 24, 2008

old shape?

Did you notice Im not posting any picture of me yet in any of my sites. Why? Because I still look big in pictures :) But when you see me personally , I think I improved a lot since I'm like 5 months pregnant when I was discharged at the hospital. No , i did not use Fenphedra at all, Its one of the many wonders of breastfeeding. I am not exclusively breastfeeding Dominique, but at most times, she directly feeds on me. I wish I'll get back to my old shape before Christmas , since we are scheduled to have her baptism by that time. I have to look great in pictures !

Saturday, November 22, 2008

RL sale

Here's what my sister grabbed from RL's private sale..

We got the clothes in size 3 mos. which I plan to use for her this Christmas . Joaqui also has the same shoes , just in different color. I can't wait to see them wearing those matching shoes ! Of course, I asked Ricca to get the complimentary gift boxes because it's just so nice (and I cant get enough of it !) . Thanks Ninang!

Where to eat?

Maybe you won't believe it when I say that I love eating. Yes, it may not show with my body, but I certainly love eating. I enjoy trying out new cuisines with my family. Recently, we went to this new Italian restaurant in town and I only have the best words with their food and service. If there's a place that I really want to visit now because of the variety of food that they offer, I would certainly visit Denver, Colorado. Denver Restaurants offers extraordinary food such as Cuban, Mexican, Mediterranean and American, of course. Simply talking about it makes me hungry now. If you have feedbacks from this restaurants, drop me a line so I can recommend it to my family and relatives when they visit Denver.

4 Questions

Snagged from Yen :)

1. Do you like the colder weather, or are you into the hotter weather?
+ Moderately cold. Though I wanna experience Winter since we don't have it here in Manila.

2. What is your favorite thing about winter?
+ Winter reminds me of Christmas.. and boots!!

3. Do you have a favorite comfy, cozy lounging around outfit?
+ Yes. Those old shirts that i find really so comfy to wear.

4. What’s your favorite warm drink when it is just too cold out there?
+ Hot chocolate or coffee

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday Fill - ins # 99


1. The last band I saw live was South Border ? I really cant remember coz that was a long time ago.

2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is the after Thanksgiving Sale. (if you don't celebrate thanksgiving, insert your favorite holiday)

3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is mostly done online.
4. Thoughts of my online tasks fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear skinny jeans NOW!
6. Bagpipes are bagpipes :)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to an 8 hours of sleep, tomorrow my plans include finishing my online tasks and Sunday, I want to sleep again!

A Classic piece

I want this classic baptismal gown for Dominique , exactly in this color , but not too long. Just the right length for her would be perfect.

Thursday Thunks

1. Do you like potatoes? What kind? - yes. baked potatoes and french fries

2. If you were dressed up in a fish costume and you went underwater and a shark saw you, what would you do? - swim???

3. Does Jello make you happy? - yes :)

4. If you could have any animal, exotic, extinct or other type, what would it be? - sorry, but im too afraid of animals

5. Would you fill up a pool with pudding and jump in? - nope. why would i do that?

6. When you are feeling icky with the sickness feeling, what is your first choice for feel-better medicine? - anything that would give me a fast relief. my tolerance for pain is soooo low.

7. Do you count with your fingers or in your head when it comes to mathematical equations? - both!

8. Do you have any key chains on your keyring? How many? What kind? - A koosh keychain for housekeys.

9. What do you dunk your french fries in? - mayonnaise is my fave

10. When I say "Moo I'm a duck" do you think of a cow or a duck? - cow :) LOL

11. If you had the chance, would you go to the very bottom of the ocean? - yeah, why not?

12. Would you rather be spiderman or batman? - spiderman

13. Would you rather be in a hurricane or a tornado? - hmm. tough one. none of the above :)

14. Do you like pumpkin pie? Do you cheat and buy a premade one or do you make it from scratch? Heck, do you even make pumpkin pie at all? - i dont eat a pumpkin pie.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Look

Have you seen the latest Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical ? There's a lot of frames to choose from with a very customizable feature. Now I am thinking of getting one since it comes really cheap as compared to others. Zenni, The popular online eyeglasses shop can create wonderful eyeglasses to suit your needs. May it be the tint or the color of the frame that you would like to customize, they can do it for you at a very affordable price. Most that I have seen doesn't exceed $25. And remember, they still have the $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses which they are known for. Take a look at this ..

Baptismal Plans

Change of plans actually.

First, we want it to be at the Shrine of Jesus , Macapagal and just look for some resto at MOA. But as usual, the schedule of the church for the last part of December is so tight. They can only give us Dec 20 , which I find too close to Christmas so that would mean holiday rush, traffic etc. etc. So we had to erase that from the list.

Let's just schedule it by January. That's our second plan. But my sister in law suggested a nice church and reception venue that can accommodate us on our chosen date. And yes, it has good rates too :) I think we are close to finalizing everything on weekend.

It will be a simple one, just like what we had with Joaqui.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

First for Dominique

I got so inspired to scrap lately because of the kids. I love capturing their emotions together. This is just my first. I will post more soon. I think I made 6 already :)

** Pics taken during her first day and first week at home .

** Credits : Miss Mint's Patchwork Princess Album

Shower Chairs

This is not for the kids , nor for me. This is for my uncle who was recently admitted in a health care facility because of pneumonia and old age. He lives with his wife who is also a senior already. And since they are both in capable of taking care of the other one who is sick , a health care institute is their last resort. This is not permanent though. So now, we make it a point to visit him at the facility and see his routine. He gets bored sometimes but i guess its natural to feel that way. My aunt bought him shower chairs to keep him comfortable during bath time. We noticed , the health care staff didnt had a hard time with him during showers because of this chair, so my aunt decided to get one for home use when he gets discharged, which is anytime soon.

Scrap worthy

Yes, I am back to scrapping again.

The pictures of the kids are so adorable. Its always full of emotions.

Last week, I bought a few Quick pages for girls (since most of my kits are for boys) , and whenever I have some free time, I scrap. Currently, no time for me to do my own layout, so I am satisfied with those beautiful QP's. I am planning to have it printed and delivered at my mom's place before Christmas:) So dont be shocked to see some layouts here in the future :)

Hello Dominique!

What Dominique Means

D is for Dashing

O is for Orderly

M is for Magical

I is for Irresistible

N is for Nutty

I is for Insane

Q is for Quaint

U is for Unforgettable

E is for Enchanting

Be beautiful

I just heard a good news from my sister that she plans to take a beauty program in one of those beauty schools in wisconsin that she saw online. She already have a great job at the bank, and if her schedule will permit, she would like to take a course in cosmetology since she loves anything about make up. She won't be leaving her job of course, the idea of entering a beauty school is for added knowledge , plus she wants to experience the training the school provides. Who knows, we can be her sample models in the future. Now, I just need to wait if she inquired with the school already, and if she has great response from the school staff too.

Our Sunday

We spent the day at home .. as usual. Eversince I gave birth, we are stuck at home during the weekends. But this Sunday is a lot different than the others, because our helpers in the house took a day off. So it's just me, my husband and the kids. Whew! The demands of a newborn and a toddler.. add to that , I have to finish assignments that will expire in a few hours. Of course, I prioritized the kids, and my other tasks can still wait. So here I am now, blogging to death while the kids are sleeping already.

Kitchen needs

For 9 months, I tried staying away from our kitchen. I just can't stand the heat and the smell of the kitchen when I was pregnant, so I wasn't able to cook anything at all. Since Christmas is fast approaching, I feel excited to prepare something extra special for our family. Yesterday, I tried checking for our kitchen appliances . We have the basics, but I wanted to get some more stuff that can get me into cooking again. Im contented with our stove already, but I want a wall oven so I can try baking. I have this really yummy baked macaroni recipe that I can't try until now because I still don't have a nice oven. Any other recipes that I can use for Christmas like pies? I wish I know how to bake, since I am a big fan of cakes.

If we only have some more space at the kitchen, I would love to get a dishwasher too. But that can wait. A new dinnerware is something that we need to get and I want it to be in black if possible , just in contrast with our red kitchen stuff. I need to set a new budget plan for the kitchen. Hopefully I can get even just the oven before Christmas.

Hello weekend

This week is a lot different. I really thought I can give myself a rest on a Sunday, but I was wrong. Our helpers went on a day-off , leaving me and Gelo with the kids. I was never dependent to our helpers, but since I recently gave birth, I am still recovering and Im trying not to do some chores at home.

Gelo prepared lunch , Grilled pork marinated in Korean BBQ sauce. It's from Mc Cormick and it's one of our favorites! Oh, and he just used our stove top grilling pan for that. Now, tell me, how can I get back from my pre pregnancy weight if I keep on eating a lot! Maybe i would really need to take some diet pills soon. And guess what we had for our snacks? Pizza!! My oh my! I just love to eat!

Friday, November 14, 2008

thesis writing and more

Are you into academic writing mode? When I was in high school, I became an active contributor to our school organ. I focus on science and research, and I can say that it helped me a lot especially when I entered college with an Engineering course. Since our first year, we are asked to do some written reports already until our fifth year. And who would forget our thesis too. I spent sleepless nights just to submit everything online, and it wasn't that easy. Thesis Writing Help was the answer to my needs then. How could I possibly do it if not from their help. Me and my thesis partner had a hard time with our topic about automobiles , so I looked for Thesis Examples online to be our guide , and it never failed me. I was able to have an idea of what to write in our thesis, and fortunately , I passed. Thesis writing plays a vital role in a person's education, so time, knowledge and effort should be there at all times. And you will definitely come up with a great thesis. My cousin, who is currently in her masteral studies is also in thesis writing now , and I suggested for help on Dissertation Writing .

Thursday, November 13, 2008

babydoll fashion

** a cute plaid dress and a boots to match with that. love it ! now , i just need nice tights that would go underneath that dress. awww, the joys of having a doll :) **

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Shy Girl

Mana sa Mommy, LOL!
Have a great Monday everyone!

Get insured

We are so happy that we invested in a car after we got married and of course we even have the car insurance every year. Yes, this is really ours, and from our own hard work, one thing that truly makes the husband proud. We are known spenders, so getting this car was a good way to set aside some of our money every month. Every payday, i see to it, that I keep the money for our monthly amortization. Time flies so swiftly, this is our last year already. Every year , we also make it a point to get auto insurance quotes at an earlier date, before it even gets near its expiration date. With that, we can still compare the quotation, and weigh things on where we can have bigger savings. I never regret getting a car insurance because it is for added security. Our car was once hit by a truck on the side, and we had our insurance take care of that. It's hassle free , as you all know , and we dont have to involve ourselves with all those long talks. In connection with accidents, I see to it that our life insurance is well recorded too. I never miss my obligations with all these insurance , as I don't want to be thinking about delayed payments or unpaid monthly dues at all.

Friday, November 7, 2008

weekend to-do list

I hope to scratch off a few items here by Monday.

1. Double check all Dominique's clothes and shoes left at the balikbayan box. Yes, I wasn't able to clean up everything in there.

2. Start preparing for her baptism. Inquire for baptismal rates at some churches.

3. Finish my online tasks, Dont wait for the deadline!

4. Check out some sale items online, including Harley parts for Gelo.

5. Sleep whenever i can.


I had a good 8 hours of sleep last night. The first time since I gave birth and I am so grateful to Gelo.

It was around 11:30 pm when I went to bed with Joaqui, while Dominique and Gelo stayed at the living room. Little girl was sleeping at her crib then , while the dad watched some of his DVD's to keep himself awake (the reason why he wants to get some home theater seating soon). MY initial plan was JUST to put Joaqui to sleep then catch up with my online tasks and do a little bloghopping too. But I never realized I would be at Dreamland in no time.

I woke up at 3am , I almost jumped off the bed after realizing that I was asleep for 3 hours :) I looked at the table where I placed the laptop (and yeah, I left it turned on) , and its not there anymore. Hahaha! So I just climbed back to bed and enjoyed my much- deserved sleep :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

10 Things you love talking about

My first time to join Ten on tuesday:) Here's my list:

1. My son , Joaquin
2. The birth of Dominique last Oct 27
3. Shoes .. shoes and shoes!
4. Shopping . Online Shopping
5. blogging
6. food
7. anything about kids
8. showbiz!!!
9. beach
10. wifey stories

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Christmas gift

Three days before I gave birth, I visited a jewelry shop because I want to buy a bracelet for myself. It's like a reward for myself. I am really not into jewelries, but this certain classic piece is something that I've been thinking of for quite some time now. But I also see a simple yet elegant Designer Jewelry online ,and its currently on sale so I am contemplating if I will buy from them. Holsted jewelers is a trusted name already in this industry since 1971. They provide exclusively designed pieces to million of their customers since they started. They guarantee the craftmanship, beauty and quality of the products that they sell. So If my plans of getting myself a jewelry will push through, I will check out their designs. After all, what's the use of working hard if you won't reward yourself in the end.

Monday, November 3, 2008

For Dominique

Soon..she will have her own.

A doll that's made just for your child. Yes, the doll will look like your daughter, and they can even go out together in the same outfit and accessories.

Clearer Vision

I need to get myself new eyeglasses. The one that I am currently using when Im in front of the computer had a cracked frame. I accidentally placed it under my pillow after reading a book, and when I woke up the following morning, i saw it in pieces already. Im on a lookout for Great Eyeglasses For Less , and lucky me , I saw Zenni Optical was on FOX news! Since I am only using it at home, I am really not particular with tiny details. As long as it gives me a good fit and price, it will be perfect. I saw Variable Dimension Frames From Zenni , and im considering that design for me. Here's a sample of their collection.

Check out Zenni on Fox today for your eyeglasses needs!

Hello November!

Woohooo! It's November already, and that means that its just a month away from Christmas, my favorite time of the year. We are celebrating it extra special this year since we already have Dominique.

I'm excited to arrange all our Santa Claus again! I wonder if we are still getting new ones for this year. Joaqui will surely appreciate the lights once we have it set up. We have big candy canes that my mom sent to us last year.

oh and one more thing that excites me.. shopping for gifts! but do i still have time now that i am busy with joaqui and dominique? let's see.. may online shopping naman :)

The credit report center

Credit card fraud is really getting alarming lately. I just received 2 emails from friends this week, and both contains 2 different cases of identity theft and fraud. Im not really a big credit card user, but still I want to keep protected from all these. Anything that involves a person's account and identity needs to be secured since it will really involve a big amount of money later on. I researched on how I can get some credit reports online. Credit reports are credit information or history of a consumer. A credit report is the foundation of your financial reputation in the world of business. Websites such as provides free credit reports online and even credit monitoring. So how does credit report keep you protected from identity theft? By checking your credit report regularly you can thwart identity thieves who may try to use your name for their purposes. I still have a lot to read and learn about this issue, that's why I'm reading now about How To Fix Your Credit . Fixing credit would mean some credit report errors. A credit report error can result in bad credit. For the consumer to have a credit report error removed a credit dispute must be initiated by the consumer. I hope people are now more vigilant about fraud and theft.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Weekend Snapshot - Footsie

~ Our family spent the weekend at home , with our new baby , Dominique. I took some shots of her while she was asleep. I am one shoegal, and I can't wait for the day that my lil girl will start wearing shoes too. ~

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Back to Work

Thanks to all of you for welcoming our princess. Oh, I have a lot of pictures to share , but I think some are for "private viewing" only, LOL! I had wonderful but few shots during the delivery , but for personal reasons, Im not posting it here :) I still have to decide which one to post.

Im officially back to work now. As much as i really wanted to take some time to rest , I need to finish a lot of pending tasks that are mostly due til Sunday. I don't wanna keep a bad record, so here I am , typing as fast as I can while the princess is asleep, and my prince enjoying the morning with his bike. Gelo needs to report today at work because they are scheduled for a shutdown til Sunday and he needs badly needs to be there.

If there's one thing that Im enjoying now, its the food. I dont think I will lose weight that fast. Im still showing a big tummy, and there's no way i am fitting into some sexy swimwear even after 3 months.

I hope I can squeeze in the first part of my birthing story on weekend. Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And now we are four ...

We joyfully welcome our little princess ..

October 27, 2008 3:42 pm

6.9 lbs 47.5 cm

planning a business

Im trying to help out a friend who is putting up a small business soon. She has a capital already, but she feels that she needs to get some amount of money too for unexpected expenses . We looked for companies offering Small Business Loan , and I thought a bank could give us the best rates, but luckily, there is a website that provides easy , unsecured Small Business Loans . She already inquired through the website and she is just waiting for some quotations and terms. Small Business Financing scheme is such a big help for entrepreneurs like her, who is just starting with a small business.

im a what?

You Should Be a Pumpkin

You are seen as cute and adorable. People can't help but love you.

You see Halloween as the day you can really go all out and get noticed.

You're definitely likely to get a little scared on Halloween.

You are easily spooked, but you love feeling scared. It's all part of the fun.

need cash?

It’s almost payday, and I know that most of us waits that day. Who wouldn’t want to have a feel of our hard earned money right? I know how life can be hard sometimes, that even before your next payday, you feel short of the money that you are currently holding. And that’s when I heard of the term payday loan . Basically, you apply for an emergency loan then you pay for it once your payday arrives. Emergency loan maybe used for own personal reasons, and they are really not strict with that. Yes, you can even pay for your credit card debt with your payday loans. I know a lot of people who are paying their bills on due using this loan.

People who are into debt management can actually avail of payday loans, as it is such a big help if you cant wait for your payday to settle some debts. You may ask about the interest with this kind of loan? It’s not that high , and add to that a very easy process of application. You can even get your approval in 24 hours. It’s really an answer for your outright money needs, go and check out their application process, interest rates or even talk to an online customer service representative.

looking for gifts

I know that some of you started shopping for Christmas gifts already to avoid the rush by December. If you will ask me . I haven’t bought a single thing yet since I got too busy lately preparing for our new baby. But that didn’t stopped me in checking for gifts online. I found personalized notepads, magnets and key chains. I always wanted to give something useful for my relatives and friends, like unique office supplies. This is what I love about shopping online, no matter how busy my day could get, I can still squeeze in shopping even in the wee hours of the morning.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My reversible nursing bib

Here's the story:

This was listed as part of my wishlist for the Twitter Party. I would really want to get involved with breastfeeding after this delivery , I wanted to try it longer this time since with Joaqui , I lasted for only 2 months.

Joy was "my mommy" during the Twitter Party, and she sent me an email , telling me that "my mommy" texted her, saying that the nursing bib that i like is out of stock ! I was on my way of sending a private message to that site and to place my order, but decided to do it within this week. I so want a nursing bib! Hahaha!

So last saturday, during the twitter party, I received a Goats Milk Lotion from her ( my other wish) , and there she told me that there's a reason why she's not giving me the nursing bib. Kaya naman pala.. that's the surprise gift of the MBAP's :) The daddies were actually clueless when we opened the gifts.. they thought it was an apron LOL! Jane , Mich and I had different chic prints! I think it was Kelly who was in charge for this.. Thanks again ladies! I love it , and i can't wait to use it.

I grabbed these pics from Indigo Baby .

Sunday, October 19, 2008


From Sunday Stealing ..

Sometimes I just need: to be alone for a few minutes.

Sometimes I want: Gelo to be at my side the whole day.

Sometimes I like to: sleep all day!

Sometimes all it takes: is CHARM :)

Sometimes I picture: myself carrying my 2 kids

Sometimes I wish: I have a lot of money so I can splurge on shopping

Sometimes I find: others weird.

Sometimes I take: things into consideration. Like getting a new travel insurance for the family.

Sometimes I look: soo harassed!

Sometimes I hate: to hear loud voices

Sometimes it’s nice: to be "maldita"

Sometimes it hurts: to know the truth..

Sometimes it makes me happy:

Sometimes it’s sad:

Sometimes I listen: to trance music to get me in the mood to do things

Sometimes I sleep: really late. like 4am!

Sometimes I like to watch: DVD's at our portable player , and use earphones so I cant disturb my boys while they're sleeping.

Sometimes I feel: so energized even if I have a big tummy already.

Sometimes I rant: about this pregnancy hahaha

Sometimes I never: remember things at all. Too brave for me to have another dose of epidural.

Sometimes I really: forget to drink my medicines / vitamins

Can't wait!

It's been 36 weeks.. i feel so deprived of your flavor.. of your taste.

A few more weeks to go and I can drink you again!

Our Saturday, Part 1

It was a busy weekend for us. Imagine 2 parties with my online friends?

But even before those events, our Saturday started with my weekly check up at my OB. I'm 36 weeks already, and since I told her that Im experiencing some pains already she performed an IE on me. Of course, i got scared with the thought of having an IE. It went well than how I expected it to be. So Im not dilated yet and OB said that it might be 1 - 2 weeks from now before I give birth. So that's around 37 - 38 weeks. I actually wanna give birth at 37, just like with my first pregnancy coz I dont wanna grow bigger (and the baby too!). Maybe a little (okay, not just a little) walking will be great. I cant imagine having 2 kids in a few weeks. Our finances would definitely hit the sky, so Im considering venturing in a business soon. I saw some available small business for sale , im just going through the list to see what might interest me.

We will see babydoll soon. Let the countdown begin!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Peekaboo !

I bought Joaqui a numbers cartridge for his LMAX since I only got him the Letters game when i first ordered his unit. Then I saw this for the little girl..

Its a soft book from Lamaze :) I realized i got her so many clothes, I forgot to grab a few developmental toys , hehehe! Maybe i'll just wait for her baptismal day, Im sure she will receive lots of toys .. (ehem! actually mommy would prefer toys as a gift than clothes.. hahaha!).

Friday Fill - in # 94

1. Follow the desires of your heart.
2. Our DSLR is something I always take with me on vacation.
3. To achieve your goals, you must strive for the best at all times.
4. The love for music is something I'd like you to know about me.
5. I have a very exciting weekend.
6. My mind floats.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to buy items for our exchange gift , tomorrow my plans include visiting my OB for a check up and Sunday, I want to party with the MBAP !

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Friday !

My most awaited day of the week (aside from Saturday and Sunday of course) !

Im just waiting for the husband to arrive from work, then we are off to the mall. I have a lot of errands to do in such a short time. Let me have a list:

1. Buy our exchange gifts for the 2 parties this weekend. I need to get 4!

2. Pay cellphone and credit card bills.

3. Have a haircut.

4. Look for a diaper pail.

5. Check some bar stools , i hope there's a nice one on sale now.

6. Have a good dinner. I am craving for pizza and pasta at Sbarro.

I am so excited for the 2 parties this weekend. But I still need to go to my OB tomorrow for my weekly checkup. Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Friday 5 - Whooooo?

My first time to join :)

  1. Who frightens you ? - Who? The mere sight of Frankenstein.. I swear! I can't stand looking at him.
  2. Who regularly surprises you? - my son, Joaquin. He talks a lot, sometimes I wonder where he gets all those words. Maybe because he loves to watch the tv .
  3. Who calms you down? - My husband.
  4. Who inspires you? - my own family. We are soon-to-be 4!
  5. Who admires you perhaps more than he or she should? - again, my husband :)
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Cereal Talk

You Are Corn Flakes

You are traditional and easy going.

If something is high quality, you're satisfied with it.

You don't need much variety or novelty in your life.

You're happy with what you have. You're quite loyal.

You're the type of person who eats the same breakfast every day...

And likely at the exact same time each day!

I don't eat corn flakes though. Im into something chocolatey like Koko Krunch hahaha! Have a great Friday Morning everyone. What do you had for breakfast?

Christmas giftlist

I am looking for Christmas gifts this early , because I know, based upon my previous experience, I will have very little time in my hands after giving birth. I already have a gift for the little boy , and for the baby girl, i didn't had a hard time figuring out what to give them. Joaqui would settle for anything Elmo, as he is so crazy with it. Of course, aside from the kiddos, I am thinking of what to give the husband. He is so much into PSP , so do you think it is still advisable to give him a
PS3 ?Seeing the action games on a TV screen is still a lot different than seeing it from a PSP screen. Let's see if I can still squeeze everything in my budget.

Litratong Pinoy - Bago nga kaya?

Ako ay isang babae na mahilig mamili ng kung ano anong bagay sa internet, mula sa laruan, damit atbp. Kamakailan ay binili ko ang aking asawa ng relos sa isang kilalang website. Natakot din ako noong una , naisip ko "Bago nga kaya ang relong ito?" .. ngunit nung aming matanggap ang relo, ito ay bago nga at naka balot pa ng maayos. Tiyak mauulit ang pagbili ko sa website na yun. Narito ang relo ng aking asawa.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Weird me

I am so sleepy during mornings and afternoons, but come night time, I am WIDE AWAKE! Whew! I usually sleep now at 3 - 4 am, can you imagine? Add to that my frequent visits to the loo. Is this a sign? Is it really getting near? Oh well, I think im a bit ready, just a bit hahaha! I just need to pack the baby bag, and finish arranging things at my hospital bag too. I need to arrange my breastfeeding items too , it's still inside my cabinet. Oh well, im gonna do that tomorrow.

This keeps me busy.

Joaqui got too excited with his Elmo and his art materials, that I just removed all the baby clothes from the box to get his toys. Today, I handwashed the first batch of babydoll's clothes , crib sheets , towels, burp cloths , socks and the likes. First batch means sizes Newborn , and 0-3 months. May ganun pa talaga ? hahaha!

Tutti Frutti

You Are a Pear

You are independent, intelligent, and a free thinker.

You can accomplish great things, especially when you do them on your own.

You are direct, honest, and sometimes even a bit brutal.

There's not much that gets in the way of you and your ambition.

While you are hard nosed, you do have a much sweeter side to you.

It takes times for you to soften toward someone, but once you do, you'll be their friend for life.