Friday, March 7, 2014

I Feel Bad

I feel bad for my husband was late at his off-duty job at the bank. I was at the store, taking my time and not thinking that he had to leave in the house at 12:30. I got home at 12:46. While at CVS, I was really taking my time going back and forth aisle after aisle, looking at my coupons, thinking a lot on what sort of deals should I avail. I ended up spending a good two hours in that store alone plus the time it took me to drive back home. Poor husband, he was late. 

He called me twice on the phone and texted once. I didn't see all of them until I got home. I feel really guilty now. He told me last night that he has a bank duty today but I didn't think he would go because he feels sick, yet he went. That completely forgotten in my mind while I did my couponing. I am just gonna make up for him this weekend...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Recipe to Make Your Own Jewelry Cleaner

I saw this earlier shared in one of my friends' wall and it has a message on it to share so here I am, sharing it here too. Picture used below is not mine, I snagged it on Facebook and I don't own it. Snagged it from Karyn Lynnette Olson on Face Book.


1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil

Directions:
1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish-washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
4. According to wire-sculpture.com, "this works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.".


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Broken Ice Sheets

This is by far the coldest winter I have experienced of my over seven years here in Texas. Amazingly thick sheets of ice last for a week now and there is no sign of them thawing. Yeah, they may have thawed a little bit but they keep refreezing at night and into early dawn.

I have seen amazing videos of fallen ice from the buildings' roof and yesterday, my husband witnessed the event in his very own back porch. Photo above I just took minutes ago, proof that global warming isn't true. If it is, why all these ice around us?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

For Us Women!

You have nothing to lose if you read it, you will gain some information instead. I snagged this from Facebook and thought of sharing it here for women who come visit in this blog. Just an FYI, ladies!

56 girls died because of using whisper, stayfree, etc. One Single pad for the whole day because of the chemical used in Ultra Napkins. Which converts liquid into gel. It causes cancer in bladder & uterus. So please try to use cotton made pads and if you are using ultra pads, Please change that with in 5 hours, per day, at least. If the time is prolonged the blood becomes green & the fungus formed gets inside the uterus & body. Please don't feel shy to fwd this message to all girls and even boys so that they can share with their wives n friends, whom they care for. This is a public service message...........

Monday, November 25, 2013

I am Feeling Miserable

Sickness started last Friday morning with my first born. When she woke up in the morning she complained about being sick and didn't want to go to school but I insisted that she should go, no reason for her to be absent. But then when she came home in the afternoon on that same day, she was shivering and complaining that she is very cold even though she has her hat, coat and gloves on. 

My husband said that we should listen to our child more next time because she truly was sick until now. She sneezed a lot and was running a fever. Thankfully, she is done with fever though the cough still lingers. I, on the other hand caught her virus. I have a fever, feeling body aches and pains and hoarse throat. I don't want to be sick, I hate the feeling of being sick. Besides, I have two kids to take care of and yes, even if I am sick I still can't get my day off.

I feel so miserable right now! Good thing I don't have to go out and there is no school for the whole week due to Thanksgiving! It is also very nasty outside, raining, wet and oh so bitter cold. Better stay in if I don't have business outside. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Social Share Buttons are Up, Finally!

I spent almost an hour trying to install the social share buttons for this blog. A few of my fellow hoppers complained about not seeing my share buttons below my blog post yesterday so I had to fix it... and just when I thought I had fixed it, I joined the social share thread on FB and then I hear the same complain again this morning. Could it be that they use a different browser than mine? I use Google Chrome as always but there seemed to be no problem on my end.

Anyway, to end the misery of not seeing my share buttons, I had to look for another code or site that offers easy instruction for installation. At last! Found it and didn't take me long to install the said buttons. Earlier, I almost lost my patience because the more I screw the HTML code of this blog, the more I messed up. Good thing my baby here is doing her thing and didn't bother me much. 

I believe I have installed the necessary buttons correctly so it is good to go....

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Organic Eating and Becoming a Carton Smart

This post brought to you by Carton Smart. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you are a mommy and have been buying organic products especially produce, well, congratulations to that for you are taking steps towards healthy you and your family. It would also be a big bonus if what you are buying for your pantry are packed in tetra pak. Buying items in tetra pak may meant nothing to you but it actually has a great impact when it comes to your helping your environment. You can Become Carton Smart by continuing what you are doing, buying products in carton packages.

Examples of this are the products I received from Pacific Foods.  Their Tetra Pak carton packages are designed efficiency and environmental friendliness which takes my smaller steps towards living smarter. Talking of which, I plan of making a pumpkin recipe this coming Thanksgiving by using one of the products they sent us, the Pacific foods pumpkin puree. I haven't tried it before but I am more than willing to take a first taste of it.

I love the thought of having to try organic products in tetra paks. Aside from it being organic, free of pesticides and other harmful chemicals, tetra paks are easy to open and store. They are neat, stackable and space savers. Tetra Pak cartons are made of 70% paper, a renewable resource from selectively harvested, regrown trees that are FSC- certified.

With major holidays coming, we sure are shopping for ingredients for our holiday meals. And with that we should see to it that they are packed in cartons. That way, we are taking small steps toward a smart living.

How about you dear readers, how can you be #CartonSmart starting tomorrow and for the rest of your days? You may follow Tweet @CartonSmart for tips and learn from there so you will become one, too. You can also Follow #CartonSmart on Pinterest. Thank you!

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Why Tetra Pak Cartons are Pantry Stables

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I recently received free organic products from Pacific company. I can't be more happier after getting them in the mail because aside from them being organic, they are also in tetra pak cartons. I know I can use a lot of chicken stock and being able to try this Pacific unsalted simply stock is such an opportunity to be thankful for. 

Using organic products is one way towards healthy eating and encouraging my family to live a healthy life without putting all those harmful chemicals that are mixed in the food we eat everyday. Aside from that, the fact that tetra pak cartons are easy to store in the pantry that saves me some space for other stuff, easy to use, I don't need a can opener to use it and they are stackable!

I can very well use them on special occasions and as for the  chicken stock, it can be used for my wanton soup. It has been raining here for two days now and it's cold so a good warm soup helps me to warm up a bit.

You too can Become Carton Smart by buying items in tetra paks. Learn how and reading new tips  by following any of their social media; Tweet @CartonSmart or Follow #CartonSmart on Pinterest click on the infographic below.

We should all start doing little gestures starting today in order to make a difference.  How about you my dear readers, how can you be #CartonSmart this holiday season?  Do you have any simple and easy recipes that that use ingredients in cartons or any entertaining tips that produce great tasting food? Please share them too!

 

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

I Wish I Can Volunteer

I recently joined a forum called "neighborhood" exclusively to connect, get to know our neighbors, do stuff and others. I find it very interesting and helpful for they got everything there including announcements of the latest activities one can participate for the betterment of his community. 

One they posted that I am so interested to join is the litter clean up coming two weeks from now. I so want to participate but knowing I got two children, house chores and other motherly obligations is keeping me from doing it. At least by joining the team, I can be of use of the community I belong. Maybe someday I will be able to do what I wanted to do with no excuses. For now, I can exempt myself for it for I have a valid excuse. 

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