December 27, 2009

on a "diet mode"

I was cleaning our floor tiles when the doorbell rang, i opened the door and it was daughter A’s Ninang who came to visit us and brought Alyssa her christmas presents. I told her you should have inform us of your coming over, so that at least i could have prepare something for you. She laughed and said "pas de problème" i’m on a diet mode anyway. lol*

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free SSDI evaluation

Applying for social security disability is not an easy thing. As far as i know there are lots of things that needs to be considered when filing for disability appeal and besides the chances of winning is hard to predict. Curious to know if you qualify for an SSDI? Allsup are offering a free Social Security Disability Insurance Evaluation. Perhaps this website will be of help to you!

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cable ties

If you hate seeing electronic cables and wires anywhere in the house then get yourself some zip strip or cable ties and bind those electronic cables and wires together. Cable ties is a type of fastener made up of strong nylon with multiple uses, just perfect for our household needs. It is available in different sizes, colors and shapes and best of all very affordable too. Don't miss to have any at home!


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December 20, 2009

first snow of the season

Finally we had the first snow of the season! I hate cold but looking at the white sorroundings are truly wonderful and refreshing. Usually stores here are closed on sundays but exeptionally they are open during christmas time. I maybe going out with hubby and dd for some picture taking at the park this afternoon. I am also thinking of dropping by at Sephora to get some moisturizers and under eye cream before heading our way home. I hope Mr sunshine will come out even for just a short while:)

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my wishlist

When hubby asked me what gift i would like to have for christmas i told him he can pick one or two things on my wishlist. Personally i'd like to have a new digital camera to replace my old canon ixus 850 IS i've bought two years ago. It is still in good running condition but already has scratches due to my negligence. Aside from the fact that i love bags, getting a new Samsonite luggage would be great as well. I wish Père Noël could hear my wishes. wink*

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December 06, 2009

good buys

Hey guys! Are you searching for medical exam tables? If so, then i got good news for you. Claflin Equipment Company is the name leader and the oldest suppliers of medical equipment serving hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, and general practices in the New England Region. Right now they are offering online shoppers a Midmark barrier-free exam table promo plus a free shipping on orders over $50. If you are looking for some good buys then let your fingers do the walking! wink*

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November 29, 2009

clean and elegant touch

Flat screen LCD tv’s are very popular in every households. For sure this new generation flat screen television occupy less space at home. Aside from that, you can easily create a clean and elegant touch using a large choices of wall and ceiling mounts that you can find in a variety of styles, sizes and shapes that fits your budget. Think of it!

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November 19, 2009

truly the best

Holidays are getting closer, right now stores and malls have already started putting christmas decorations. I loved it! But you know what? I do really miss our christmas back in my homeland the Philippines because for me, it is truly the best! And yeah, speaking of christmas we asked dd what she wants as presents. I know she's not hooked on cell phones so i try to think other things that pleased her the most. Perhaps some Nintendo DS games, books and or just give her cash money instead. lol*

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November 14, 2009

gifts for her

I was watching the program «Kabuhayang Swak na Swak» via (TFC) The Filipino Channel. I always watched this program whenever i can, because they are providing lots of information especially to those who are thinking of ways to earn extra income. Last weekend they were showing the process of making decorative candles. I was really amazed watching at how easy it is to make one. I always have scented candles at home and thought that instead of buying them, it would be nice if i could make my own using all natural ingredients. Jp's cousin will be coming to visit us this christmas and it seems that scented candles would be a great gifts for her!

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November 12, 2009

new addition

We are expecting a new addition in the family! Don't get me wrong, it's not me who is pregnant but, my SIL in the Philippines. wink* She and her husband (our youngest brother) are expecting a baby girl which will be due in a month time. I am so happy for both of them because my bro really wants to have a child for quite sometime now and here they are looking forward for the big day!
I remember few years back when his wife gave birth to thier first child, (a baby boy) but unfortunately the baby didn't make it alive. He was born premature and died few days later, It was so sad! Anyway, I wish both of them the best of luck and that things goes smoothly for the soon-to-be mom and her angel.

Yesterday i talked to my SIL on the phone and told her that they don't need to worry about getting a crib because i will take care of it. Since christmas is fast approaching, I thought of buying them a new baby crib and Baby Bedding Sets as our presents for the couple. I've seen that Baby Bedding Palace are featuring lots of unique baby beddings made from 100% high quality natural cotton materials. I find it perfect as gifts.

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November 07, 2009

i learned my lesson

Dealing with hard drive failure is very frustrating. I remember few months back when my laptop computer crashed, all important files, photos and documents i had on the system were lost. Unfortunately at that time there’s no way possible to have them retrieved. So from now on, i make sure to have USB external hard drive at home to use in backing up important files, photos & videos from time to time. I learned my lesson:)

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October 30, 2009

braderie d'automne

Today is the Grand braderie d’automne (sale) here in our city. When i woke up this morning i was glad to see mr sunshine coming up, the weather was just perfect to go out strolling in the city centre. Without hesitation i called up my shopping buddy and head on to our fav shopping place. There have been lots of promos especially on winter clothings & accessories. I've bought two pull-overs for dd and a pair of winter shoes for myself. On our way home my friend and i decided to stopped by Sephora and get some lip gloss and also this face wrinkle cream she have told me to try out!

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October 25, 2009

perfect time for a change

I can't imagine how time really flies! I already got the renewal notice from the Insurance Company yesterday concerning our vacation home in pinas. Actually hubby and I don't know yet if we will have to renew for another term or find a new company offering the same home insurance coverage for less. What iritates me is the fact that we've been insured in the said company for over 15 yrs now and never filed any claims but our premium kept on rising. Probably, it would be the perfect time for a change.. what do you think?
Luckily as far as our health insurance is concerned, nothing to worry at all. I found a place wherein it is possible to buy cheap health insurance for the whole family!

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worry free travel

Having a motorhome is very useful especially when it comes to going on places. In France, a lot of people choose to spend vacation renting motorhomes or trailers and stayed in tri-star campsites to saved €. Hubby and i never tried it yet but perhaps oneday we will. Finding an rv trucks for rent is extremely easy, but you need to get an rv insurance with maximum coverage just in case you experienced an rv breakdown while you're on the road to avoid problems.

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October 17, 2009

backup important files

Few months ago when I was having computer hard drive failure, it took almost a month before i could get my notebook back. A month without my toy seems like an eternity to me.. well, almost! lol* One thing i regret is when the technician told me that he didn't got the chance to saved any of the files and documents i had on the system. What a pity! So from now on, I am using online backup services to retrieved files just in case same thing happens.

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October 15, 2009

i feel lazy:)

Hello guys! sorry it's been a while since i did my last post here.. "laziness" drives me crazy these past days. lol* Today we had a very cold weather, only 0°c which is a little bit unusual for autumn season. I hate this time of year knowing that winter will soon follow but i got no choice except to lived with it. Right now i started taking hair supplement to fight hairloss caused by stress or seasonal change. I am also searching for an effective diet pill too. I need to make diet pill comparisons to be able to get the best!

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September 22, 2009

guess what?

Few days more to go and i will be celebrating my birthday! Guess how old i am now? hehehe* If you can give the right answer you'll get a slice of cake and a glass of champagne from me. lol* I don't have any plan of having a party because i want to spend it with just me, JP & Alyssa. I am very much thankful for everything God have given me especially goodhealth & loving family. My only wish for now is to get rid of this belly fat I have. Hope i could find a diet pills that work:)

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September 20, 2009

perfect presents

Motorcycles became a new mode of transport back in my country the Philippines especially in areas where public jeepneys aren't available. Not only it consumed less energy but also a perfect means to escape the heavy traffic particularly to those who are living within the city. I have four siblings and each of them used to have one at home. I love riding on it despite of Jp's consent. And for this coming christmas it would be great if i could send them motorcycle covers as presents:)

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September 17, 2009

j'aime pas l'automne

Autumn is getting closer, right now i can already feel the cold weather here. Personally, i don't like autumn that much, certainly because i hate going out when it rains most of the time and temperature starts to getting cold. All i want is stay in the house and do nothing except: eat, sit and sleep. I loved hiking but not during autumn & winter season. I know it's bad for my health but i think it's time for me to think of other ways to burn calories. Maybe some kind of fat burners could help.

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September 04, 2009

build links faster

Do you own a blog? Are you into blogging for money? Then, there's one great solution to help improve your website ranking on search engines. Be sure to get listed on paid web directory. PaidWebDirectory.net put together a list for you with hundreds of free web directories. This strategic link building to the right web directories could be a fundamental part of your search engine optimization venture. It will help build links faster and increase your website traffic as well!

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self-discipline

According to many.. "the secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age" Now, if there's a secret of staying sexy then, I am curious to know more about it. wink* I know we can easily find all sorts of diet pills and weight loss supplements to burn those extra fats and maintain a sexy figure, but I haven't tried any of it yet. I think for my eating habbits, self-discipline is badly needed.

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August 28, 2009

great savings

I've been planning to paint and change our kitchen wallpapers this autumn. I told hubby I would like to do it myself, like this we can saved €. Unfortunately he won't agree with me. He said it would be a lot difficult plus I don't know nothing about painting too! Good thing, my friend's brother who got laid-off from his work suggested to do the job at a very reasonable price. He is a handyman and know's everything from putting up kitchen glass tile, carpentry works, plumbings & paintings. It is indeed a great savings for us!

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August 26, 2009

wordpress flatform

I started blogging for the very first time way back three years ago. I was such a novice back then. I blogged simply just for fun and I'm glad that through this blogging (thing) I've met lots of good friends from different corners of the world. Most of them I even had the chance to see in person, which is great! One good thing of having a blog is that you can also earn extra $ which is perfect for stay-at-home moms. wink*

Right now I have four active blogs running. Three are already in my own domain but this one left is still under blogspot. Now, I've noticed that some of my blogger friends were already using Wordpress that's why, it makes me think of shifting to WordPress flatform too.
To tell you the truth I'm not familiar about wordpress yet so, I look for a webhosting plan which is simple, affordable and easy for me to managed. Good thing I came across WPDesigner website. They are featuring a lists of the top ten most up to date webhosting solution on the internet based on credibility, affordability, server-up time, reliability, ease-of-use, control panel and customer support. So for someone like me who are searching for an ideal web hosts this website is surely a big help. Don't hesitate to checked them out too!

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je n'aime pas la télé..

I don't like watching television shows in general, but when it comes to health issues I never miss to watch any. Just recently they were talking about those people who were eager to lose weight using different kinds of weight loss programs and solutions. I think everyone should be careful when taking any weight loss pills or other fat burning formulas since not all of these products are safe. The best thing to do is make research and read reviews to be able to find the right diet pill that works.

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August 21, 2009

protect your shoe investment

When it comes to buying shoes, i always go for comfort. I don't mind if it's cheap as long as I feel comfortable wearing it. There's no doubt cheap quality shoes would stay only for a limited time. wink*
But for people who loves collecting expensive ones, the best way to protect your footwear "investment" is to have it lasts for long. You can use
disposable shoe covers in many sizes and designs. Material shoe covers such as DuPont Tyvek withstand light splashes and moisture particularly if you are working on slippery smooth floorings or in the medical field.


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August 13, 2009

great family protection


Today, hubby and I were talking about the different kinds of insurance we have. He is aware of the fact that he's not getting any younger anymore. According to him buying the right life insurance is one great family protection for me and our daughter in case of sudden death. Well, it's not a bad idea after all! Life insurance can also be used to protect businesses through a key man insurance policy or a buy-sell agreement. Not bad huh:)

By the way, just want to share with you a photo of me and Dd taken during our vacation in the Pyrénées-Orientales region. Have a nice weekend to all!


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July 16, 2009

affordable healthplans

It's been a week since we're here in the Pyrénées Orientales region. Last Sunday we were invited by our family friend who also spent vacation in Argeles Sur-Mer. I was really fascinated to see the long white sandy beaches and picturesque creeks that gives this place it's particular charm. After our tour around the Catalan Harbor of Collioure, Port-Vendres and Saint-Cyprien, we decided to return to Argeles Sur-Mer and off to the beach for an hour or two. We all had lots of fun! Will share some of our photos soon.

Before i forget
I wish all of you a fantastic summer holidays. If you are looking for an affordable healthplans Blue Cross North Carolina is the perfect place for you to go. Take a peek at thier website for more additional infos!

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how to get affordable insurance

I was on the phone with my friend, she and her family just transferred to thier newly built house situated about an hour drive from our place. It's been a long time that we didn't see each other due to the fact that she and husband were pretty much occupied doing the interior painting works of thier house. We talked about anything and everything including on how to get an affordable home insurance. I told her that the best thing to do is to find insurance companies who are offering online qoutes instantly to compare rates and that's what she did.

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mac memory upgrade

I was a little bit upset when I know that the house we are renting here in the Pyrenées is not equipped with wi-fi internet connection yet. When I checked thier website it said "connection est un cours" but to my dismay when we arrived yesterday there's no way possible to connect online. The host told me there's a free computer in thier office for me to checked emails but not to the point of watching my fav movies and teleseryes online. They are using machintosh and probably it needs a serious mac memory upgrade. Woaahhh! poor meh, I couldn't watch "Boys over Flowers here!!

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best wrinkle cream protection

Finally were here in the southwest of France now. I was glad that at long last I've seen once again the sandy white beaches. hehehe* The weather is nice and very different to what we used to have in the Eastern region. Today my family and I are planning of spending whole day at the beach, daughter A would like to try sunbathing. lol* Personally, I don't like it much for my skin is already tanned naturally. wink* I think when french people see me with umbrella they would probably burst into laughter. hehehe* Well anyway, I brought with me the best wrinkle cream protection , so nothing to worry at all!

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barcode scanner

Today most French supermarkets are now equipped with barcode scanners. You know why? Well, it's because Honeywell Barcode Scanner makes life more easier for customers and clients to avoid those long queue when paying the items. With Barcode scanners you don't need to wait long hours à la caisse waiting to get served, most particularly during saturdays when supermarkets are jam-packed with shoppers and you were in a hurry. Great isn't it?

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skateboard ramps

I don't know nothing about skateboard but when I see young boys playing skateboard in our neighborhood I admit I'm getting fascinated with them. Of course, it's a pleasure seeing those young ones enjoying themselves in this kind of sports rather than getting into drugs or other sort of vandalism. We are living in the City closed to parks and it's not a surprise to see skaetboard ramps anywhere.

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July 05, 2009

les soldes d'été!

Finally the grand summer sale is on now! Daughter Alyssa and I went to the city centre today hoping to find some good deals. It's been a long time that I wanted to get a new tv stands but, decided to wait for the grand summer sale to saved €. Unfortunately when we went there today stores were already full-packed with people and shoppers and Ms A. don't have the couraged to stay long inside the store. I will probably go back there again Monday morning.

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mesothelioma symptoms & diagnosis

Dealing with mesothelioma illness is not that easy. Mesothelioma treatments vary depending on the stage of the illness, location of the cancer and overall health of the patients. If you are concerned about it, the best way to know is to undergo Physical examination, CT Scan, MRI's, Blood Test and Biopsy. Malignant mesothelioma is difficult to diagnosed despite of medical advances and there is no 100% effective treatment for malignant mesothelioma illness.

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July 04, 2009

Nuphedra

I think most people out there already heard about this new diet pill called nuphedra. It is composed of unique and effective weight loss ingredients proven to help you burn fats and suppress hunger. I'm not taking any diet pills yet but, if ever I need one nuphedra would be on top of my list. Curious to know about Nuphedra? visit Diet Pill Institute for complete details and feedbacks!


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perfect place to stay

Few days more to go hubby, daughter and I will be off for a three weeks vacation, i'm getting excited here now. For the first time, were going to spend our summer vacation in the Southwest of France together with two of my filipina buddies. We also planned of going to Andorra for sightseeing and little shopping, since this place is known as a shopping hub in Europe. I don't know if we're going to sleep for a night or two in the principality of Andorra. But if ever we decided to stay in the capital of La Vella Stratosphere hotel would be a perfect place for us to stay with.

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June 27, 2009

not getting any younger

digital camcorders are such a great invention. I still remember the day daughter Alyssa was born, Hubby always took videos of her petite cherié capturing every moments of her young and tender age. For me it seems like yesterday. Last thursday our unica hija turned seventeen y.o. and grown up into a fine young lady. Looking back at those times makes me think that JP and I are not getting any younger anymore. lol*

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June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day


Bonne Fête mon chéri! I just want to say Thank you so much for the love, kindness, patience/understanding and for always being there for me & Alyssa. Nous t'aimons très fort et pour toujours! Plein de gros bisous:)

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June 14, 2009

outdoor furnitures

Sometimes a little re-arrangement could already give a refreshing new look into your home. Putting decors here and there adds a pleasant ambiance to everyone's interieurs. It doesn't matter of how petite your dwelling it may be. All you need is choose the right furniture and home decor that fits perfectly well into it.

Right now while waiting for my laundry to get done, I enjoyed myself browsing one of the furniture catalogs I recieved in the mailbox this year. The catalog are featuring spring & summer collections of different kinds of outdoor furnitures. Oh well, after a long and cold winter days, it's nice to see summer once again. A perfect time for us to spend outdoors picnicking with friends or just enjoying ourselves barbecuing in our own backyard. These past few days, we had a great weather with temperature of up to 30°C, hubby decided to have our outdoor tables and chairs getting repainted again. It stayed outside the whole winter and are getting really dirty. I felt lazy and don't have the courage to cleaned it up, so he went to Castorama, bought some paint and voila it all looks new again!

Ok guys, gotta go.. my laundry is still waiting for me. How I wish to be in the tropics right now sitting comfortably in this lovely sofa on the photo watching the sunset. wink*



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20 carats

They say "Jewelries are women's best friends" and I do agree with them! Handcrafted jewelry is a perfect accessory to a woman's outfit, it adds beauty and suits best for our everyday wear. I know somebody who is very much fascinated with this new mode of fashion accessories like sets of bracelets, necklaces, earrings both in gold, crystal and vermeil. I remember one time when she hosted a get-together party at her home and invited a lady who were selling different variety of fashion jewelries, it was really awesome! Personally I am not into handcrafted jewelries for some reasons but I can't deny the fact that this new mode of fashion accessories became very popular these days and besides the prices are great and affordable too!

By the way, the photo you see here is the latest creation of a resident jeweler Paloma Picasso.
You can find it online at Stylehive.com. Picasso created a deceptively simple collection of necklaces called 20 Carats which is available in either sterling silver or 18 karat gold. The delicate looking 18 inch supple chains easily support gemstone pendants weighing 20 carats and available in a wide variety of gems: amethyst, citrine, yellow quartz, rock crystal, onyx, blue chalcedony, and many more. This beautiful gold necklace with sensous pendant could be a perfect present to a loved one!

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June 02, 2009

top card droppers of may

My dear friends, Moi et mon univers! would like to thanked you all for constantly visiting here and dropping EC's.. very much appreciated. Below are linky love for the top ten droppers of the month. Un grand Merci à vous tous! Bises:)

Dropper # of drops
Lisgold 27
photodito 27
Between The Sand & Stone 25
MARKFE 24
FickleMinded-A Life That Is Less Ordinary 24
Living well 21
Wonderful Things in LIfe 19
Internation Musings 17
Three Fates Design - Beaded Jewelry 17
My Sweet Haven 17

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May 31, 2009

energy saving lamps


It's been a while now that hubby and I are planning to replace our
bathroom wall lights. Actually we are using mini halogen lamps in all our bathroom lightings. But I've noticed that it consumed lots of energy that caused our monthly electricity bills to increase too. I think it is best to have them replaced with energy saving lamps to saved €. The photo you see here is a Demitri Collection wall scounce, my favorite. I love the sleekness and simplicity but yet elegant cone shaped shade of this bathroom lighting fixtures.

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j'ai de la chance

In general, healthy eating habit limits excessive weight gain to both children and adults but unfortunately not for everyone! As far as I'm concerned, I eat whatever foods I loved without the risk of getting fat and I'm so grateful for it. I know some people out there are struggling hard to lose weight and I do understand them. Good thing for now it's a lot easier to find the right products and treatments that works best. You can also take a look at Decaslim reviews it provides infos concerning DecaSlim a new diet supplement that you should know more about.

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83 yo grandma

Just talked to my mom back home in pinas via voice chat in YM this morning and glad to know that everyone in the family are doing great! Well, except my 83 yo Grandma. Mama told me that grandma is having health problems, probably due to her age. Recently she experienced symptoms of constipation and need colon cleanse to safely remove unidentified toxins of the body, bloating and irritation. I am planning of sending her some colon cleansing treatment soon.

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May 22, 2009

best fat burner

We had a great weather today with temperature of about 23°c hubby and I went strolling in the countryside taking photos and enjoying the beauty of nature. It is also the very first time he and I went hiking for as far as 6 kms. Could you imagine that?

When we arrived home I was so tired & exhausted.. all the calories taken during lunch was all burned out. lol* For me, there's no doubt it is probably the best fat burners I could ever have. wink*

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DietPillValueGuide.com

Recently on health news they were talking about people who were eager to lose weight using different kinds of weight loss programs. Now the question is are these products safe to use? Personally, I never tried any yet but I think the best thing to do is make research to be able to find one that works for you. If you are one of those people DietPillValueGuide.com creates a list of the best diet pills available based on cost, safety and effectivity!

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May 21, 2009

discount lingerie

Mother's day, in France is celebrated every 7th of June. Hubby and daughter are already asking what I want as presents. Actually I love lingeries but I told them I want nothing. lol* What's important to me is that having them around during La Fête des Mères is already enough. But know what? when I came across LINGERIE SAVINGS and seen this beautiful and sexy discount lingerie, I can't help but admire. These lingeries are absolutely perfect for Mother's day gifts!

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i miss those times

Riding horses was one of the things I missed during my childhood. I remember way back in the 80's when my maternal grandparents used to owned a farm in Mindanao and raised cattles including horses. Those were such a great memorable years for me until the whole family decided to moved in Cebu for some reasons.
Raising a horse may not be difficult for everyone provided that you give the right nutrition needed, horse supplements & proper care.

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May 20, 2009

Bonne fête à toute la famille!

This morning I had a great time talking with my family back home in pinas. Our town is celebrating the annual fiesta today and everybody were there! How I wish I was with them too. They prepared lots of pinoy dishes.. I really miss the local foods. My eyes were even drolling when I've seen the crunchy & yummy lechon on the webcam. If only I could have wings to fly and be with them. lol*

Looking at those yummy foods my family prepared today made me salivate. So, to satisfy my craving I cooked some kind of pinoy (comfort) food.. I'm sure pinays out there knows what I'm talking. hehehe* To get rid of cooking odors, I use scented candle and voila! stink no more:)

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May 14, 2009

Motorola H500 Pink

Now that my computer is back and running again, I'm also back to my daily routine as well. Believe it or not, I usually spend half of my day sitting infront of my computer notebook watching Pinoy teleseryes & movies. Having equipped with a headset is very important most particularly when daughter Alyssa is around working with her homework. lol*
The photo you see here is a Motorola H500 Pink Bluetooth headset sold at Buy.com. They are offering lots of good deals right now. Go and check them out!

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greener way to shop

I was watching health news program the other day, and they were talking primarily about the new mode of Green shopping and the benefits of buying and using this eco-friendly products. Many people think that buying green goods are likely expensive and I agree with them, and besides it's not easy to figure out which products are really green. That's why for me and hubby, everytime we buy green goods we always make sure of it's origin.

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getting gaga over TFC Movies & teleseryes

Gaining weight is easy but losing them is one hard thing to do especially for someone like me who's not a sports enthusiast. Actually I love hiking but these past few days, I've been hooked up infront of my computer watching my favorite TFC Movies & Teleseryes! I know I need to control my eating habit or else I will end up taking diet pill to get rid of this bulging tummy I had, especially that summer vacation is getting closer. wink*

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May 08, 2009

je suis contente:)

Finally the long wait is over! my notebook is back and running again.. what a relief! lol* Three weeks w/out my toy seems like eternity. Thanks to hubby for re-installing all the softwares and everything in it. I was just a bit sad though because the computer technician didn't got the chance to saved all my files & documents on the system.. c'est vraiment dommage! Anyway, what's important to me now is that i'm back online and be able to watched my favorite TFC-Teleseryes once again. wink*

Have a nice weekend to all!

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May 03, 2009

April top droppers

Here are the top ten EC droppers of April. Once again thanks a bunch to all of you as well as to those who didn't make it to the top for taking time visiting this blog and dropping EC's. They're greatly appreciated:) To show my appreciation.. the top ten blogs will be featured on the right sidebar for a month.

Have a nice week to all!

Dropper # of drops
Three Fates Design - Beaded Jewelry 26
Internation Musings 25
Lisgold 25
photodito 23
MARKFE 23
Happy Moments.. Happy Thoughts! 22
Things That Are Me 21
The Work From Home Mother 20
Ramblings of a Stay at Home Mom with Nothing Better to Do. 20
My Sweet Haven 20

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May 01, 2009

bonne fête du 1er mai



Lily-of-the-Valley is one of my favorite flowers due to thier sweet smell and fragrance. In France Muguets or (Lily-of-the-valley) is traditionally associated with May 1st and is handed out at special events while others offered it to thier loved ones, as a sign of "porte-bonheur" (goodluck) and happiness!

Trés Bon Week-end à tous:)

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April 29, 2009

Bonjour à tous!

Sorry I've been quite for a couple of days.. blame it on the computer virus I got on the net that caused my Wi-Fi Laptop computer to crash. Aside from that we've been away on a spring vacation in Eastern France and came back only last night.
Voila! again my apologize for not visiting your blogs lately. I promise to return your visits once my computer will get back to service. Right now, I'm using hubby's computer in writing paid posts and answering emails as well as surfing for the
best acne treatments for Dd too. Hopefully I could find one that's truly effective!

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April 23, 2009

bad news

Hello guys! I apologize for not being able to return your visits as often as I would loved to. I have problems with my computer for a couple of days now and it's still under repair. The technician said it would take approximately three weeks before I could get my computer back. Could you imagine that? Three weeks without my toy.. what a pity! As of now I've no choice except to use hubby's iMac from time to time when writing paid posts but sad to say that I can't stay long. Have a wonderful weekend to all of you & Thank you for stopping by!

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April 20, 2009

no pinas for this year:(

Every summer we used to spent our two months vacation in the tropical islands the Philippines to visit my homeland and of course to see my family as well. But this year it's quite different, hubby and I decided to stay in France for some reasons. First and foremost is because there are works that needs to be done here in priority. We are soon going to have some home renovation and financially would costs us a lot of money. So, I think it is more wiser for the three of us to spent our summer vacation in the Southwestern France rather than travelling at thousand miles away. At least like this, we can saved bucks too. wink*

These past few days we're really busy, we visited a couple of Hardware stores trying to find the materials needed but, as usual nothing suits our needs. For me it's only a waste of time and energy. Now I better try shopping for materials online. What do you think? I've seen that Better Bathrooms launched a new range of value bathrooms packages, available with thier most popular ceramic toilet and basin sets plus a wide choice of bath styles. And hey, not only that! they are also featuring a wide selection of bathroom tiles, furnitures, mirrors, radiators and other accessories at great affordable rates!

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April 19, 2009

for health reason

Sometimes people changed thier looks to feel attractive and gain more confident with themselves while others do it for health reasons. Few months back my friend undergo dental implantation, she told me of how scared she was during the procedure and I admire her for being such a courageous lady. Thanks to her Cosmetic Dentist who perform the surgery very successfully. It reminds me of Dr. David Whilhite a Frisco Dentist specializes in Cosmetic and General Dentistry.

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April 16, 2009

no healthcare job for her

I had a long conversation with my sister back home in the Philippines. Her eldest daughter Rhea (my neice) graduated in High School 1st week of this month. Actually, Rhea passed the scholarship exam in college which is a good news for us. She will be able to take up Nursing course at no expense at all, just sad to say that her choice is not on this field. She likes to study Hotel & Restaurant Management (HRM) Course more than anything else! Although I know it would be easier for her to come here in Europe and get healthcare jobs but still, we let her decide and go on with her choice.

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April 10, 2009

Easter Greetings

To all my friends, visitors & readers.. wishing you an Easter filled with love, peace & the joys of springtime:)

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April 06, 2009

je suis confuse..

since yesterday i've seen a huge number of paid ads in my Entrecard dashboard without any banner images showing, so i asked a friend if she had seen the same thing and said yes. i am confused and don't know what to do with this. am i obliged to approved the ads or not? and what if i reject them.. am i getting banned by the system? please help! would love to hear opinions from my felow bloggers and entrecard users. thank you:)


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March 27, 2009

a long overdue tag..

This is a very long overdue tag from Ms. Carlotz, author and designer of My Web-Blog. Take a peek at her website you can find lots of cute stuffs there:)

The rules:

1. List these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.

3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks of yours.

4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blogs.
5. Link the person who tagged you.

6. Leave a comment for each blogger.


7- Facts about me:


1) I'm friendly and easy to get along with.

2) Loves to cook and eat but need to control myself or else I will end up taking appetite suppressant. wink*

3) Trying hard to learn digital scrapbooking. lol*

4)
I could stay long hrs on the phone chatting w/ my family & friends
5) Likes going on vacations but hate travelling by planes

6)
I am addicted to TFC/teleseryes
7) I hate winter but love snow

7- Unspectacular Quirks:

1) I love to eat foie gras, escargots & oysters

2)
I can't sleep before midnight.. oh well, blame it on my body clock.
3) I am two persons rolled into one. wink*

4) I hate going on rendez-vous late
5) I am very emotional and watching sad movies makes me cry
6) Loves to sing although I'm not a good singer. hehehe*
7) Loves to dance although I'm not a good dancer. toink*

Well, since it's a long overdue tag.. anybody who wants to answer this.. can grab it here!

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money wasters

At this time of economic recession keeping your budget in line isn’t measured by the amount you spend, but by how much you save. Here's a list of 7 money wasters that you should be aware of: Courtesy of (Yahoo Finance)

Cut back on these seven items could help you save roughly $1,000 a year.

1) Bottled Water

Getting your recommended eight glasses of water a day by bottle instead of tap is a huge waste of cash. That buck-a-bottle water you down on a regular basis can really add up.

Potential Savings: Spend $37 to buy a 40-ounce Brita pitcher and filter ($13 at Bed, Bath and Beyond), plus a four-pack of replacement filters ($24), and you'll be able to filter 200 gallons of water. Buy that much water in 24-packs of 16.9-ounce Aquafina bottles at Shop Rite instead, and you’d spend $283.50. Your total savings: $246.50.

2) Extended Warranties

Think twice before you shell out $10 a month for a two-year protection plan on your pricey new BlackBerry. New products tend to malfunction within the manufacturer’s initial warranty period, or well after any extended warranty has expired, says Michael Gartenberg, vice president of strategy and analysis for Interpret LLC, a market researcher. (Most extended warranties exclude accidental damage, too, so you’d still be out of luck if you drop that Blackberry and crack the screen.) To protect yourself, pay with the right credit card. Many credit cards -- including most American Express and MasterCard cards -- double the manufacturer’s warranty on purchases, adding up to another year of free protection.

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March 24, 2009

tuxedos pour elle

If there's one thing daughter A would like to have in her closet is no other than tuxedo jackets. Lol* I don't know why for some reason but she's very much fascinated with tuxedos and ties. Yeah, sounds funny but it's true! Ever since she was a child, she's never been interested with Barbies and girly stuffs but more on collecting miniatured cars, airplanes, pokemon stickers, manggas, vedio games and all. En vrai garçon manqué quoi. hehehe*

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March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung

It's springtime now! my favorite season of the year. I can't wait to see those lovely tulips flowers blooming very soon. For most people spring season is perfect to go on family vacations but for me and my family we spent ours usually during summertime. For this coming summer we decided to stay in France and rent a fully-furnished house somewhere in the Mediterranean Coast. Although San Diego hotel seem perfect, but I still prefer to stay in a place wherein I can cooked meals. wink*

Anyway to all my friends, visitors & readers.. sending you my warmest wishes for a Wonderful Spring Season! Bear hugz:)

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March 12, 2009

Right now tag..


Thanks to Mareng Lanie of Life & Family Journey! for sharing this tag w/me:)

Here's the Questions: (The answers to the questions below must be based on "at this moment.")

1. Where is your cellphone - in the dining room on the top of the furniture.
2. Your hair - short (very short) hehehe*
3. Your father - Sad to say he's no longer w/us. He passed away 7 yrs ago.
4. Your favorite thing - Can't live w/out my computer & digital camera. I also enjoyed watching Tagalog Movies & Teleseryes, blogging, cooking & chatting w/ friends.
5. Your dream last night - I can't remember
6. Your favorite drink - H20, French wine & tea
7. Your dream goal - Living a happy & healthy life w/ my family.
8. The room you are in - Kitchen (the place where I stay most of the time).
9.Your fear - Death
10. Where do you want to be in 6 years - In France, happy & in goodhealth.
11. Muffins - blueberry muffins
12. One of your wish list items - Avoir beaucoup d'argent and explore the Universe! lol*
13. Where you grew up - Northern Cebu.
14. The last thing you did - eating breakfast and cleaned the mess.
15. What are you wearing - shorts and sleeveless shirt.
16. Your TV - Sony (actually there's 3 at home) lol*
17. Your pets - Don't have any pets
18. Your computer - Sony VAIO Laptop (hubby bought it a year ago and now it needs computer memory upgrade.
19. Your life - Simple but happy & healthy life.
20. Your mood - Calm & relax (for the moment) lol*
21. Missing someone - My family back home in the PI.
22. Favorite store - Galleries La Fayette, Camaieu Femme, Pimkie, H&M
23. Your summer - Hubby and I are planning of spending our summer vacation in the Mediterranean Coast.
24. Your favorite color - yellow, orange, purple, olive
25. When was the last time you laughed - Last night before going to bed.
26. When was the last time you cried - Last night while watching the movie "Caregiver".
27. Your favorite food - French, Chinese and Pinoy Cuisine.
28. A place you would rather be right now - In the Carribean Islands relaxing at the beach watching the beautiful sunset. lol*

Okidoki, all for now! I want to pass this to all my blogger friends visitors and readers. Feel free to grab it here..

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March 09, 2009

Chie Mihara Shoes

Today is our monthly rendez-vous with my best friend. Our sort of bonding moments together doing whatever things that pleased us. Be it for shopping, hiking, eating out or just enjoying each other's company strolling around the City. This afternoon, despite of the cold weather we went to the City Center hoping to find some good buys. Daughter A wants me to get her a new winter coat but
unfortunately I couldn't find one that suits her taste.
We went our way to Galleries La Fayette and spotted this beautiful Chie Mihara Covered Platform Sandals
displayed in the show window.

This Chie Mihara Covered Platform Sandals has
petal shaped cutouts that make this leather style pretty. Self-covered sculpted chunky heel, 4", Stitch detail, Leather lining and sole made in Spain. Oh, I really loved it! It looks comfortable to wear during summer time, just too bad the price is already out of my budget! wink* How I wish lots of opps came pouring in so that I'll be able to buy one for myself this spring. For those who are interested, you can find all the latest collections of Chie Mihara designer shoes and bags online at Saks Fift Avenue.com. Check out thier website for some great offers!

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March 06, 2009

custom crating & packing

When moving to another State, the simplest way to avoid hassles of packings and unpacking things is to rely with the help of moving professionals. Mind's Eye is a reliable transport company who will took special care of your valuables. They have trained transit experts that know how to handle your priceless antiquities offering customized protective wraps to one-of-a-kind crating procedures. They also have fine Art Storage facility to keep your precious arts, antiques, paintings , sculptures, books, documents, collectibles and many more.

Why choose Mind's Eye? Well, because thier services are as artfully exquisite as your portraits, prints, sculptures and more. The particular art of Mind's Eye is to serve you better for a number of compelling reasons. Every service they provide is customized to thier clients needs and budget. Mind's Eye professional teams work directly with you to determine the best solutions. For instance, if you are looking for simple secured vaults or luxurious showcase spaces? They will make every effort to give you precisely what you need.
To know more about this company as well as other great services they are offering, take a tour at thier website and browse to a lot of categories. With Mind's Eye you are confident that your personal belongings and valuables will be taken cared of!

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March 05, 2009

je veux dormir!


I had this insomnia for several days now, I don't know if it's due to the Antiandrogen medication or hormonal treatment of acne I am taking. Infact I already avoid drinking coffee or tea after 4:00 p.m. but still it didn't work for me. Hubby think that I have this behavioral insomnia and he maybe right. Actually, I worry excessively about not being able to sleep well during the night and try too hard to fall asleep. Hmmnn.. c'est pas facile!

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for a more profitable business

American Profit Recovery or APR is a Debt Collection Agency established by five collection industry veterans since the year 2004. They created and developed a proven system of third party debt resolution with a flat, low fee and cutting edge client-controlled technology. They have several locations throughout the United States and creates profit solutions for a whole host of industries including banking, medical, dental, lawn care and many others.

Some of APR collection model includes early intervention with a strong focus on ethics and diplomacy with consumers. The company worked hard to preserve the relationship between thier clients and consumers with an ultimate goal of keeping the business relationship in tact. The reason why it's best to choose APR is because, American Profit Recovery can craft a debt collection strategy that's right for your business. They are offering a number of proven services that can get your profits back on track with a team of experts that will develop a course of action that's best for you.
No wonder, American Profit Recovery was named one of Collection Advisor's 50 Most Influential Collection Agencies in the industry. To learn more about this company and other great services they are offering, visit thier website now!

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it consulting firm

Due to economic downturn, it's not a surprise that big business establisments around the world are suffering. In France alone, a large number of companies are closing it's doors and unemployment rates are rising. I felt pity for those employees who were laid-off without nothing to turn to. Some business companies are even using iCorps advance technology, expertise, knowledge and skills in order to be more competitive, successful, profitable and productive in any way possible.

For those who don't know, iCorps Technologies offers a comprehensive IT Solutions and network support services around Boston and New York. It is a full service IT solution
that helped broaden your IT capabilities and giving the power and flexibility in handling the many aspects of your technology needs. iCorps provides superior and enduring solutions best suits for business and infrastructure implemented by professionals and certified consultants in the business field. Whether you need for networking integration, business application development, website design, network monitoring, IT support and preventive care.

With the economic problem the world are facing right now, getting
help of an it consulting firm expert is the key to accessibility, productivity and success of your business! iCorps IT services are available in pre-packaged or à la carte, great for small and midsize business establishments.


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March 02, 2009

Courageous award!

Queen Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria. She was the youngest and most beautiful daughter of Francis Stephen I and Maria Theresa, Emperor and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. Marie Antoinette was brought up believing her destiny was to become queen of France. She married the crown prince of France in 1770. Four years later she became queen when her husband was crowned King Louis XVI (House of Bourbon).

This Courageous Award was given to me by Genny of Wonderful Things In Life. Her blog has lots of cool stuffs.. you can go and checked them out!

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getting the right insurance

Owning a home is everybody's dream. It is the most valuable treasure everyone could possess and for me, I will do whatever it takes to protect mine. First and foremost is by getting the right home insurance to avoid problems in case of disasters. Good thing at 2Insure4Less.com we can get online insurance qoutes instantly and choose one that's offering the best coverage at a great value.

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February 27, 2009

women's fav accessories

Shoes and bags are women's favorite accessories and yes it's true! Everytime we go shopping the first thing I loved to visit when I'm inside a mall is the ladies section where bags, shoes and other accessories are found. Sounds funny but believe me I can stay for hours in those areas. lol* Just recently while strolling around the city centre w/a friend I spotted this Beautifeel shoes on sale! I find it cute. wink*

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February 22, 2009

World's healthiest countries

1) France:

A stellar health care system and clean air landed France on the list. Working against it: the worst wastewater treatment standards of the top 15. Its tuberculosis rate--11 cases per 100,000 people, one of the highest on the list--also held it back. But there's good news for the country's chronically ill; France's high physician density measurement: 3.37 per 1,000 people.

2) Spain:


The country's tuberculosis rate is the highest of all 15 countries, at 21.7 for every 100,000 people. Spain also has one of the highest air pollution estimates on the list. Its physician density, healthy life expectancy and infant mortality rate are average when compared with other countries on the list.


3) The Czech Republic:


Has one of the list’s lowest healthy life expectancies--66 for men and 71 for women. The country’s less than stellar sanitation coverage and its TB prevalence rate, 10.8 per 100,000 people, prevented a higher ranking. Working in its favor? One of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. In 1990, the number of deaths per 1,000 live births stood at 13. It's now 3.


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February 16, 2009

patience.. patience!

Nine months ago I wrote three articles from Blogvertise, it was all posted, submitted and accepted by the admin. Unfortunately 30 days later I didn't recieved any payment from them. I asked some friends if they have been paid for the same articles they have written for the company and said yes! So, I contacted Bloggerwave to have some explaination but despite of a dozen emails I've sent I never recieved any single response from them. Come mid-january I decided to email Bloggerwave back for the same purpose (claimed the $30) they owed me for such a long long time but still no replies.

Then two days ago, when I checked my paypal email account I was surprised to see a notification email from Paypal letting me know that
Bloggerwave has just sent $30 to my account. Quelle bonne surprise! lol* After 9 mos. of waiting.. it's over now. wink*

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February 14, 2009

happy valentine's day!

To all my friends, visitors and readers.. here's a bunch of roses to say..


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debt collection agency

If you want your businessess to become more profitable you probably need the help of American Profit Recovery (APR). American Profit Recovery is a debt collection agency established by five collection industry veterans since the year 2004. They created and developed a proven system of third-party debt resolution with a flat, low fee and cutting edge client-controlled technology. The company now has several locations throughout the United States and creates profit solutions for a whole host of industries including banking, medical, dental, lawn care and many others.

Some of APR collection model includes early intervention with a strong focus on ethics and diplomacy with consumers. They worked hard to preserve the relationship between thier clients and consumers with an ultimate goal of keeping the business relationship in tact. The reason why it's best to choose APR is because,
American Profit Recovery can craft a debt collection strategy that's right for your business. They are offering a number of proven services that can get your profits back on track with a team of experts that will develop a course of action that's best for you.

No wonder, American Profit Recovery
was named one of Collection Advisor's 50 Most Influential Collection Agencies in the industry. To learn more about this company and other great services they are offering, visit thier website now!

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February 07, 2009

smallest car

La Peel 50 is the smallest car in the world. Just curious how it feels driving a car as little as this one.. wink*


(Photo not mine..)

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February 02, 2009

installing dehumidifier at home

Dh loves my homeland the Philippines, but everytime we go there for vacation one thing which is hard for him to tolerate is the hot climate and the high levels of humidity. That's why, having an air dehumidifier at home is very important for health reasons. Dehumidifier is a household appliance that helps reduce the level of humidity in the air and can avoid molds and mildew that causes health problems.

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January 31, 2009

great deals on cookware set

I'm not good in cooking but when it comes to kitchen utensil Le Creuset cookware is one of my favorite. A French friend and Le Creuset Tagine lover introduced me this fantastic brand. Le Creuset Cookware cast iron pans are the best around for its fantastic heat retention, durability and a stunning aesthetic. It is perfect for everyday cooking and also an ideal oven-to-table pieces. Each superbly designed saucepan includes a helper handle to aid lifting and a steam hole to prevent condensation beneath the lid as well as preventing a vacuum forming between the lid and the pan.

It's true that Le Creuset cookware is naturally heavy but heats slowly and evenly. The heat is retained, allowing for lower energy use on the hob and in the oven, as well as retaining heat sufficiently long enough to allow second servings. The vitreous enamel finish is hygienic, ensuring safe storage of food in the fridge. Creuset cookwares are available in different forms and sizes ranging from: pans, round casserole dishes, oval casserole dishes, ovenware, tableware, mini casserole dishes saucepans and many more.

You can find great deals of Le Creuset cookware items as well as infinite circulon set when shopping online at MoveCookshop.co.uk. They are also offering free delivery on everything. Visit thier website for some great buys!

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January 26, 2009

deadly storm hit southwest France..

(Photo not mine)

Winds of up to 190 km/hour paralysed southwestern France. The worst storm since December 1999 blew in from the Atlantic and across southwestern France and northern Spain, ripping off roofs and flattening thousands of trees. Hundreds of generators were being delivered to retirement homes and other priority sites to tide them over until power returned. French weather agency Météo-France asked residents to stay indoors.


(Photo not mine)

President Sarkozy sent troops to help restore services to more than a million homes yesterday after the fiercest storms in a decade killed 14 people in France and Spain.


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January 21, 2009

fitness equipment

Today while doing my daily EC drops I came across an article about Wii Fit. Many people believe that this new generation Wii Fit game promises to lose weight. Personally, I'm not a sport enthusiast but If you asked me I would prefer using treadmill or elliptical fitness machines, lol* What do you think? Now it is more easier to find the best and top rated gym fitness equipments and ellipticals in different brands and models.

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triple awards

Let's start the year 2009 with this triple awards! Thanks to Mareng Lanie of My Life & Family Journey for sharing me these 3 cuties! That's so sweet and nice of her:)

Here are the rules for the recipients:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Now my turn to pass this on to my good friends and fellow bloggers:

1) Momgen

2) Mira
3) Amor
4) Loannah
5) Lucille
6) Babette
7) Vicki
8) Carlotz
9) Francine
10) Rolly

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problems of obesity

Obesity is one common problem in our society, children and adults alike. And because of this, many people are using different methods to get rid of it. Some of them opted the easiest solution by simply finding the best weight loss product available to help actively combat caloric intake and suppress hunger. But, like many other drugs or treatment this should be taken with precautions.

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January 16, 2009

japanese flowering cherry

Do you know that Japanese cherry tree produces not only delicious fruits but also beautiful flowers? Eh oui, you heard it right! It is considered as one of the most flowering trees by gardeners. Several Flowering Cherry trees gives breathtaking floral displays of superbe light red, pink and white colored flowers when in full bloom. Other variety of Japanese Flowering Cherry tree icludes: Kwanzan, Snow Fountain, Akebone, Okame, Pink Cloud & Blireiana.


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January 14, 2009

shot on the spot

A long overdue tag from Janese. Sorry madame.. I apologize for posting it late. Me voila! Hope this pic won't scare my visitors and readers away. hehehe*

(Ouistiti.. lol*)

To those of you who wants to play this game..

Here are the rules:


1) Take a picture of yourself right NOW!.

2) DON'T change your clothes, DON'T fix your hair... Just take a picture.

3) Post that picture with NO editing.

4) Post these instruction with your picture.

5)Tag 10 people to do this..


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January 01, 2009

get rid of cooking smell



I loved having scented candles at home.. I used them more often to get rid of cooking smell in the kitchen most particularly when I cooked fish. lol* Hubby don't liked the idea that much, for him it's all artificial scents and no good for our health.


Now I avoid using them and instead adopted the idea of baking cookies to eliminate the odor.
. am I crazy? Of course not! wink* But when I've seen this Votive candle holders I can't help but feel in love with it:)


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better to be safe than sorry

Yesterday I phoned my family back home in PI to wish each and everyone of them a Happy New Year! I felt homesick for a while knowing that my family were all gathered at home enjoying the fun and laughters together. I can even heard the loud noise of firecrackers and other sorts of fireworks they had. I told my siblings to used firecrackers properly with adult supervision to avoid problems because for the meantime we don't have safety equipment at home like fire extinguisher in case of emmergency.


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