Saturday, March 31, 2012

3 Tickets Win Record Mega Millions Jackpot

Finally the $640M prize Mega Millions fever has come to an end as ticket holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland will split the prize.

Someone in Maryland is about to have a wildly euphoric weekend according to Scott Marshall who wrote this article on

However, lottery officials are waiting for information on potential jackpot winners from Mega Millions states that include Arkansas which reportedly sold tickets last Friday  totaled $3,912,515 by 9:45 p.m.

The winning numbers in the Mega Millions lottery Friday night were 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 with a Mega Ball of 23.

A single winner has an option of claiming a yearly payment or a one-time cash option of $462 million, Mega Millions spokeswoman said.

If I was one of the winners, I would go crazy and I wouldn't know what to do with the money. That is why I had no interest in playing the lotto for I wanna maintain my sanity. Living a simple life is better than having those money and live in a cursed life. It could also be the reason of  my life cut short because who knows envious people might be lurking around and ready to attack you anytime. God forbid!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Am Proud Of My Lil Sistah

I received a good news from my little sister in the Philippines on Facebook yesterday telling me that she is the first in her class. What a good news indeed. While she is the first, my little brother who is only 8 years old is third achiever. I don't know what that means but I am proud of them both. Last school year, I think she was only got the second place in her class. I hope they will continue to do good in school until college to make us all proud. If our father was still alive, he would be very happy of them too.

I missed these little kiddos so much now. I don't get to talk to them more often, just once a month. How I wanted to call them more often but I just can't. Plus the fact that I can no longer talk to my father just makes me less motivated to call to the Philippines!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Walker

Look who finally got a new walker? We got lucky for finding such a great deal on a walker for half a price  from what we normally buy in the store and it's brand new, my husband found it on Craigslist for only $15. My baby loves the walker but I guess she is still a little bit young for it. Her feet are barely touching the floor when she is in it and could only do a small move backward. The walker itself doesn't go any lower than what it is right now but I know baby M will grow fast so she should be okay in the next weeks to come.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix

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I started planting flowers just three weeks ago. I am happy I started it early because now I am seeing the glowing of colors in my two front flower beds as well as flowers in my pots in the front porch. While some plants are doing well, my petunias aren't. They look unhealthy, leaves are yellowing although they are blooming one or two flowers each stem. 

I expect them to grow big and make more flowers with the help of Expand ‘n Gro™ . Just like last year, my front yard was just so attractive to see of the many varieties giving me blooms. Once I receive the sample from the giveaway, I would definitely use it right away and spread to my beds. By using this new planting mix I just knew, it will give me the benefits of up to 3x the flowers and vegetables, improves the soil for multiple years significantly and it feeds plants up to 6 months. That way, I don't have to worry whether my plants are getting the right nutrients they deserve in order to give me that luscious and beautiful look in my yard.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Heart-shaped Lips

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If we were to go on a vacation, I would choose to go to Orlando, Florida because I heard so many things to do in Orlando. A few people I have known have been there and they told me stories how great and fun it is to go there. Sigh! I am so jealous of them. Anyway, if you know anyone or your family are planning of having a good vacation this year, please tell them about this great package. And please like or visit their Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We Had Visitors

Yesterday was a great day for us here. Two of my trusted friends came over for a short visit. They are the authors of My Rendezvous and Pinay's Life In America. It was nice to see them both especially Cla2x. She lives at least 6 hours away from us here and glad she had the time to visit yesterday.

We had endless chitchats about anything else which is expected when Filipinas gather together. Our kids had a lot of fun playing. I love the idea my girl got to play with other kids younger her age especially with boys. They got along just fine, I believe! Here are our photos we took!
.... photo above is of my girl and Cla2x's son playing in the backyard Megan with Tita Selina
..... our kiddos having a blast playing in the dirt.....
.......... mommies in Texas...thank you so much ladies for coming over! I had a blast with u two... Megan with tita Cla2x...

Netpeak SEO Services

I feel like my blogs have been sleeping for months now although I actively update them as often as I could. What I meant for sleeping is that I feel they don't get as much traffic and exposure in the world wide web. I have to find for that perfect way on how my blogs especially the new ones to be crawled or indexed on major search engines, be on top of SEO lists as well as just simply become well-known on the internet. Great SEO Services can help me big time. I just have to search for that very company that provides me the satisfaction I want.

Thankfully, I stumble upon Netpeak SEO company. They are specializing on the complex digital website promotion in USA. What they do is that they provide SEO & SEM (Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization), SMM & SMO (Social Media Marketing and Social Media Optimization) services and contextual advertising to promote your business or ideas on the web.

PPC or what they call, contextual advertising is considered to be one of the most effective promotion tools. Google AdWords provides advertising opportunities for businesses of any size. Wow this is great. I may have to read it more to fully understand what this company can do for me for my benefits. They even have a free SEO Software that I can try.

Monday, March 19, 2012

It Was So Scary To Watch!

Myself and my two other friends had a scare this afternoon when we went out walking going to a pond one block from our house. All of our three babies were in the strollers except for my Jadyn who rode her bike going there. When we came to the end of our block, the road is elevated, the wind was blowing so strong and hard. She was going fast being blown away by the wind and to top of it all, she was going downhill.

It happened so quick, I was just a few feet away from her back when all of the sudden her bike ran very fast and she was carried away by the wind. One of my friends ran after her but she was just going so fast that she couldn't keep up with her. God was watching her at that time and I am pretty certain of that for if He didn't, something worst could happen to Jadyn. Fortunately, there wasn't a single car passing by at that time when that happened or if there was, God knows what could happen to my child. I was so scared that I just watched her going away and couldn't say a word. I was completely speechless!

Although she drove fast, panicking, screaming and scared...she was still able to hold on to her bike handle bars and kept it straight until she bumped into the curb that threw her onto the grassy yard. Thank You, Lord for keeping my child safe today. She got nothing except maybe a slight sprain in her right wrist. I hope it is not something major for I hate the idea of her going to the hospital or getting an x-ray.

We were so nervous afterwards. Wow it was just so quick, so scary and nerve-wracking experience for all of us. Somebody on Facebook advice me to let my child wear a helmet and padding everytime she gets in her bike. I should have thought about that a long time ago. Lord, I THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MY DAUGHTER PROTECTED TODAY! I am very happy You were at her side and her angel as well.

Good Lighting Fixtures

Looking back all the things we have done so far in this house since we moved in 2 years ago, we see the great changes we have made to make our house livable and comfortable for our kids. Although we are not halfway of our job but at least we accomplished a lot of small and big things. Examples to these are; we were able to put on a new carpet in three bedrooms and on the hallway, put on a new flooring in two bathrooms, new toilet bowls,repainted the walls in those areas and most of all fixed or replaced old

I know we still have a long way to go and so many things need to be done in this house but slowly and surely we will get there in the future. You know when you improve your house or modify it, surely it would cost you a lot of money to achieve the new look you want. So far we are happy of what we have done. We have exerted so much effort and energy working in this house.

We had our kitchen redone with professional kitchen company, it looks amazing now except for the old flooring that is still there, the dark wood paneling that needs to be repainted and most of all the light in the dining area which is obviously need to be thrown away and buy a new dining chandelier I saw, the hubbardton forge lighting. Their products are just amazingly modern and beautiful and one of their chandeliers I fell in love with will be in our dining area, hopefully in the future.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Usual Family Time

Here are a few shots of the usual family time. We don't go out so often, we are kind of a home-buddy family so more often than not, you will find us doing the internet together or have a marshmallow roasting party at our backyard. Sounds boring? Not for me, I do enjoy being with my family rather than being in a loud party consisting of different people with different personalities. How about you guys, what do you and your family love doing together? above is the usual set up in the backyard in the afternoon... in fact, my big girl and her dada already started the mallow roasting party and I am about to join them in a minute.

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She Broke Something

Yikes, my first born just came to me and said she broke the turtle light that was on the baby's crib. I went there and checked it out, it truly is broken. She broke the bulb that was in the turtle's belly. How did that happen? Only the girl knows. Fortunately, the baby is unharmed, she is in the crib when that incident happened just a few minutes ago. The big sister must have dropped it for I see the bulbs broken pieces on the carpet. I am yet to clean the mess and hopefully I'll be able to find all the small pieces there so nobody would get hurt if somebody would step on it.

Okay, I really must go now. The baby is whining and crying again wanting my attention and also to clean up the mess that the big girl made. See yah later my dear blogs! I need a break anyway for I am tired mentally and physically. I might bring the girls for a walk later and get some fresh air. The weather is so nice, it would be awful not to spend some time outside.

Music I Love

Growing up as a kid, I learned to love listening to music. It is one of my favorite hobbies until college. During my high school days, my life was a bit different from other teenagers because they loved hanging out with a lot of friends and go to discos, drink and smoke. I did have friends but not so many. I was picky and I chose the kind of friends I hanged out with. I only chose those who have had the same interests as me. I loved listening to pop Western music a lot so did my friends. So when we talked about foreign bands, we all can relate with each other. There was so much happiness and excitement there when we all sat together on a bench under the tree and talk about music and favorite boy bands endlessly.

One of our crazy obsessions was Eminem. We just thought he was such a good-looking guy, he had pretty awesome Eminem songs that almost everybody liked it especially young people like us! Because we were poor, the only way we can listen to the songs we love was through a big radio from a neighbor whose volume is so loud that you can hear it three or four houses down or borrow a classmate's walk-man. Walk-man is a traditional version of digital mp3 players.

Anyhow, those were just good memories I shared with my friends a couple years back. Life has changed now. I am now married, living in America and can afford to buy a really good music accessory or music gadget in order to listen to the music. Yes, fortunately I got an ipod. In it, are just over 200 songs although mine is capable of storing music over 2,000 songs. I don't have so many songs in my itunes yet, that is why. Most of the songs I have right now are love/classical songs, a few discos and pop. I do have one from Lady Gaga and I plan of buying more Lady Gaga songs and Pink songs. Their songs are not the kind of songs I usually listen to but I feel like I am getting tired of listening to the usual genre so I think it's time to buy their songs for a change. It is like getting out of my comfort zone to explore what is out there. I cannot wait for the weekend and browse for Lady Gaga and Pink's songs to download in my itunes and hopefully listen to them on my ipod.

Lots Of Cars Park Outside

The house across the street is having a garage sale right now. I didn't know this until I went outside to get the trash can in and to put up the flag by the front door. No wonder there are lots of cars coming and leaving in this street. Wow they are having lots of customers, it has only been a few hours since they opened their garage and I saw a lot of people visited already. They must have good stuff in them that made people to come by and see. Despite of the day they choose, people are still coming. Usually people do the garage sale on Fridays and Saturdays.

I wonder if we are to do a garage or yard sale in the future, are we gonna have customers too? I don't know but that's a possibility depending where do we put our "GARAGE SALE" signs. We do have a lot of stuff need to get rid in this house so we can have extra space in those two rooms and a whole garage that are being occupied by the stuff.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Geek Gifts

I am a simple and low maintenance person. I don't need a lot of those make-ups or whatsoever beauty products that other women cannot live without. Same as having those high technology electronics and gadgets. I don't wish to possess an ipad or iphone as long as I can have my computer, that is fine with me since I do blog and Facebook a lot hehe. But if someone give me something very nice or any Geek Gifts, I will whole-heartedly accept it!

There are so many new inventions on that you would find it confusing which one to buy or get for someone who is special in your life. is a website that offers news and information on the latest cool gadgets, quirky gizmos, and geeky stuff. It's a fun site with lots of entertaining new posts every day. In addition to geek news, they also offer online coupons such as
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When Her Birthday Comes

My second baby girl is almost 8 months old. Yes, she is that old now. Not long ago two of my close friends threw a baby shower party for me. I did not have any plans of having such party for you know, when you are pregnant, you feel heavy and tired all the time. Luckily, these two friends of mine thought so much about me. They were the ones responsible giving out baby shower invitations in my behalf, cooked foods for the party, brought color pink balloons, made me a diaper cake and took care of listing down all the baby shower gifts from generous people. I felt loved and lucky I have them around me. In fact, I did not know I am having a baby shower party. It was a surprise to me. When I got to their house, everybody showed up and I was like, what is this all about? It was indeed a surprised party for me hehe.

The shower party was at the right time because four days after that I gave birth. Who would have thought that the baby decided to come out 2 weeks before the due date. I was glad she did for she did not prolong my agony of carrying my big tummy everyday, thank goodness. Anyway, when she was born, I only did my birth announcements through Facebook for I wasn't prepared for the early labor. Yes, that happened almost 8 months ago. Times fly so quick indeed. In a few months, baby girl number two will be celebrating her first year of life but I have no plan of sending away birthday invitations and would probably celebrate her first birthday at home with just my family.

I don't normally hold a big party whoever celebrates a birthday in this family. I don't know, I am not just ready to be cooking for people at the same time look after my two girls. I just don't have the power to do that. On the other hand, I love attending birthday parties. Yes, I can very well do that but if the party is for me to make and to be held in our house? Nah uh, I am not in favor with the idea. Sounds weird and selfish I know but it's just me.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday: Shopping For Spring Flowers


We went to Lowe's yesterday and shopped for Spring flowers to plant in our front flower beds. There were so many varieties of flowers displayed that I couldn't choose which one to buy. What caught me the most are these beautiful yellow flowers, I forgot the name though. They look like roses but they aren't. Yep they were very pretty but I ended up buying pink and purple petunias. These yellow ones right here cost 9 dollars a quart and that is kind of expensive for me so I settled on petunias which is just 1.99 for small 6-pack. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bank Of America's Choking High Monthly Maintenance Fee

For months I paid Bank of America's choking monthly maintenance fee for $14 a month. If I didn't ask my friend about this thing, I wouldn't know that there is a solution to this. It felt heavy on me since I don't have direct deposit to my account, I don't have a job! I am paying more to the bank than what I paid for my one year hosting for my blogs. I don't think that is fair. Do I have to pay them such amount only to have an account from them? No way!

I now switched to e-banking which eradicated the fee. But with this kind of service, there are restrictions that come with it. I can't go to the teller etc... I forgot what those others are...but that is very fine with me as long as I don't have to pay that burden anymore. Why did I not call them long time ago so to fix the problem? If they are gonna charge you with a fee, they can do it for just a matter of seconds but then when you call to their customer service, you will be put on hold for like FOREVER...geez!

Texas Dental Insurance

I am well aware that not everybody can afford to have their teeth fixed. Even a single toothache or simple check up to the dentist or general cleaning cannot be done because for some it can be so costly which is very true. If you don't have insurance it will surely cost you a fortune if you pay it straight from your pocket.

When I came here in America, I wasn't expecting to have my teeth fixed. It was all crooked that I looked like I was a vampire because of the fangs almost poking out. But then, my generous husband used his good dental insurance to cover the cost of my problem before I could have my braces on. Problems like periodontal disease, gum sensitivity, some cavities and extraction of my wisdom teeth were taken care of before I could wear those braces. If not because of the insurance coverage, I don't know if we would be able to do that.

While I am being fortunate to have this kind of plan, others are not so lucky. In fact, I know a few of them who do not go to the dentist more often because of the budget issue. Oh well, good thing Texas dental insurance exist for they do have plans most suitable for everybody whether they are looking for individual dental insurance plan, a family dental insurance plan or group dental insurance, these Texas discount dental plans are affordable dental insurance alternatives that provide deep dental discounts. They even have
Careington Care 500 Dental Plan, what this means is that they cover cosmetic dentistry like bonding and and veneers, orthodontics for both children and adult plus a 20% reduction on all specialties included. 

Congratulations Mary Angelie Seno Enrile For Passing The Licensure Exam

Congratulations to my first degree cousin Mary Angelie S. Enrile for passing the Nursing Board Examination that she took last December of 2011. She is the first nurse of the Seno clan. I am so proud of you cuz!

This girl has brains and beauty. I had so much faith in her that she is going to pass the examination to become a licensed nurse for she is a smart girl. Very smart, indeed. She is working at a call center in Davao City for now. I heard she was a dean's lister in college.

Best Orlando Hotels

I grew up surrounded by beaches and for me being able to go to the beach anytime I want is possible. But then when I moved to Texas 6 years ago, going to the beach and play in the sand is no longer accessible or if I really want to I have to drive 6 hours to Houston just so I can enjoy the beach once again. But hey I am not going to do that.

I wish that we can visit or have a vacation in Orlando, Florida someday where there are plenty of beaches to go and most of all staying at one of the most loved Orlando Hotels will be perfect together with my husband and family. Searching for Orlando Hotels online wouldn't be difficult because is making hotel search possible, easy and quick plus we can also read Orlando Hotel Reviews so we know which hotel to stay and stay for a few days.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday: Spring Is The Season For Mangoes


I bought over a dozen of yellow and ripe mangoes at the Asian Market last weekend because I knew they were very sweet and my girls love them. I did not expect to see boxes of mangoes yet but there they are. Seeing mangoes at the store simply made my day. It's not officially Spring yet (although it feels like it here in Texas already) but mangoes are already available in stores, well... they are from Mexico by the way..

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Online SEO

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Angels Around Me

Angels are sent by God on Earth to help us. We may not realize it but they are always there for us, willing to lend their helping hands, comforting and protecting us and most of all offering good deeds without expecting anything in return. They come in a form of our friends, parents, siblings or even complete strangers, people whose jobs are to save other people's lives or even policemen. Policemen especially are sent by God on Earth to protect His people putting their own safety at risk just to keep them safe and put criminals or bad guys off the streets... (Lucky me I married one and I am one proud cop wife hehe).

As to my friends... how do they become angels to me? During difficult/confusing times or when times I felt my blogs were in danger, 3 friends helped me to get started with hosting contributing their ideas or knowledge in order for me to make things done right. Four heads (including me) joined forces together , exchanging information about how to do this and that or what needs to be done so my blogs will be set up. Thanks to them. If it weren't because of them, I don't know if I can ever do it or if I ever learn the knowledge of transferring my domains to another company or get a hosting without paying someone else to do it for me.

Yes, it almost made me crazy and I almost lost my patience because I find it very confusing at first but then when I started to put the puzzle pieces together, that is when I realized it was so easy. I don't regret it I've undergone such process for I learned so much from it. To my friends who helped me with the best of their ability MY MILLION THANKS TO YOU ALL! Needless to mention your names for I know you know who you are!!! Life is beautiful having good friends to keep me company in ordinary times and help me when I'm in desperate needs!

Our Town

Contributed by Milford Woods

I love our small town because the sense of community. We all try to help each other out when we can, and I feel like we are just a big family. There aren’t many people here, so when someone new moves into town we all know about it. We got some new neighbors a few weeks ago, and they really needed help. They had never lived on such a big property before, and had no idea where to start. They bought an old home that hadn’t been occupied for years, so we all tried to chip in and help. We wanted them to feel welcome in their new town.

We all went out and helped them get the grounds under control. I think they appreciated that very much. They didn’t know how to get an internet connection way out here, so I suggested That’s what we use, so I figured that would help. They are becoming a nice addition to our community, and I’m happy that things are working out for them. They seem to be adjusting well.


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