Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Business for 2011

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, December 30, 2010 0 comments
Year 2010 is about to end and the start of the New Year is about to come. I am now thinking on the things I need to do for the next year. Part of my plan is to boost my jewelry business. I am selling jewelries right now to a few friends and relatives. If God will give me the resources I'm planning to open a shop where I can display all my jewelries for sale. I'm planning to have a small shop that will be accessible to all customers near our area. I'm also planning to make a personalized logo for my business so that people will easily recognize my jewelries. I’m thinking of whom to contact to help me with the logo design. If friends and relatives can't help me with my logo design, I guess I will have to find any Logo Design Company to help me with it.

These are my dreams for 2011 but I am leaving it all to God because He knows what's best for me. The only thing that I need to do right now is to prepare myself for whatever things God will entrust me for the coming year. I know 2011 is going to be a great year!

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, December 30, 2010 0 comments

Christmas is the most special season of the year because it's the birthday of our Saviour Jesus Christ. It's a special day to celebrate of His love and goodness in our lives. May you all spread his love and goodness in this joyous season.

A blessed Christmas to all you!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Great Gift Items

Posted by Laureen at Friday, December 24, 2010 0 comments

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Christmas is the season for giving. I know all of you are now busy wrapping gifts for your loved ones and friends. I am almost done with wrapping gifts but I still lack a few gifts for my friends. I will have my last minute shopping tomorrow and I hope I can find something that is unique yet affordable.

I was browsing some gift items online and I saw some great stuff at Pier 1. It's a site that offers great holiday gifts for everyone. Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Gifts for Fun and many others are found on this site. For my girl friends, I'd love to give them the lacquered jewel boxes or the assorted gem clutches. For my male friends and family members, coffee mugs with stand and coffee mugs with spoon are just perfect for them. These products are very affordable. In just less than $10, I can now give nice and elegant looking gifts. Not only that, you can also shop for cheaper items on their special savings section. If somebody will give me a gift from this site, I would surely choose the golden statement necklaces. It’s very affordable yet it looks elegant.

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Flower Girl

Posted by Laureen at Friday, December 24, 2010 0 comments

My little girl just walk down the aisle as a flower girl of my cousin's wedding last Monday. It was her first time being a flower girl and yet she looks like she's into many weddings already. I'm proud of my little girl!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Being a Nurse...

Posted by Laureen at Monday, November 22, 2010 0 comments
I am a licensed nurse but I haven’t practiced my profession for such a very long time. I renewed my license a year ago as I was planning to work again but God has great plans for my life. Instead of working as a nurse, I became pregnant with my second child and that leaves me the choice to just stay at home and take care of my baby.

I don’t think if I can still use my nursing profession these days. I am not so updated with the current trends in my profession and I am not so confident to deal with patients nowadays. I also noticed that nursing scrubs and other scrubs clothing are more fashionable these days. During my time, we only wear skirts but these times you can find a lot of nurses who wear scrubs pants which I find it more comfortable to wear. If God will give me the opportunity to work again as a nurse, I might probably grab it. But this time, I still have to review and learn a lot to cope up with the years I missed.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Yummy Sunday: Black Forest Cake

Posted by Laureen at Saturday, October 02, 2010 6 comments
One of students celebrated his birthday last Friday and his mother gave me this cake. So Yummy!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

House Cleaning Day

Posted by Laureen at Tuesday, September 21, 2010 2 comments
Last Saturday was our house cleaning day. I am so thankful of my little boy who helped me wax the floor. It was a great time because I had the opportunity to change bed linens, window curtains and clean all the dusty part of the house.

As I was cleaning the windows, my boy told me to change the curtains because it wasn't change for a long time. We can't leave our windows without curtains because our house can be very obvious from afar. It would have been nice if we have conservatory blinds so we wont change it every week. We just have to dust it off once in awhile. Anyway, I'm a bit content with the curtains. What I only need is time to change it more often.


Posted by Laureen at Tuesday, September 21, 2010 0 comments
We don't have classes today because my co-teacher who holds two classes in the morning attended a seminar. Since it will be exam day tomorrow, I decided not to hold classes in the afternoon so I can finish all the exam papers. Even though there's no classes, it still a working day because there were lots of paper works to do. Good thing I finished early so I consider it a day off.

Well, well, well, it isn't actually a day off because I might probably wash the laundry after cleaning the house. (sigh)

Winning a Domain

Posted by Laureen at Tuesday, September 21, 2010 0 comments
A few months ago, my cousin won in a domain giveaway contest, she won it from a blogger who has one of the best web hosting services here in the Philippines. I won't be surprised if she won in the contest because she has lots of time to join online contest. She's so happy about it and now she's currently using that domain name.

Actually, I really don't have much knowledge about choosing the right web host provider. I dont have any idea what web hosting is all about and how it is done. All I know is that, it has something to do with making your website available to the world wide web, but I really don't know the whole process of doing it. I admire those people who are really good at this. I guess they really have that great determination and patience in learning this craft. Anyway, if you want to learn about webhosting and you are considering a webhost provider for your blog or for your website, you can read some information through different web hosting reviews online. You can read reviews that are very interesting and it provides you great information on the advantages and the disadvantages of different types of web host providers.

My PR is Back!

Posted by Laureen at Tuesday, September 21, 2010 0 comments
I'm happy to find out that my PR is now finally back. Actually I don't have enough time to update this blog but still I am thankful that it has its PR. Anyway, I might update this blog once in a while. Our school will now have its internet connection probably next month, so hopefully I will be spend time blogging more often.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Business Card

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, September 09, 2010 0 comments
My sister just sent me the silver jewelries for our business. Every time she sent stocks, I get so excited at the same I'm anxious because of the fear that it won't arrive. Thank it all in my hands now. I am so happy that I got a lot of new and affordable jewelries. In just two days, I got a number of costumers already because they find the jewelry so unique. Some of my costumer are parents from our school. When their friends find about my jewelry they also wanted to buy one but they don't know where to find me because they don't know my address. How I wish I can give them a business card so they can contact me anytime. Sad to say, I don't have one. I guess I'm gonna ask my cousin to make one for me. I think blue business cards fit perfectly for my silver jewelry business. I'm sure it will help me gain a lot of customers.

Family Day

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, September 09, 2010 0 comments
Last August 21, 2010 was our school's Family Day Celebration. My son Zboy who is now in K2 had their dance presentation. I also had fun dancing with the Nursery parents. It was indeed a great celebration, a time for every families to bond with each other. Below are the photos of the said celebration.
(Zboy at the back wearing baby pink shirt)
( dancing with the parents)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Safe Driving for the Disabled

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, August 19, 2010 0 comments

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My Son is Sick...

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, August 19, 2010 0 comments

Last Saturday, my son had fever and I was a bit worried because his body temperature won't go down. I had sleepless nights just to monitor his health condition and good thing his fever have subside. So yesterday, I decided to let him go to school so I won't also be absent in my class. At school I saw him that his not participating well so I decided to let him go to my cousin's house and let him rest there because I still have classes in the afternoon. My cousin told me that he did have a good rest in the afternoon but he was complaining about a terrible ear ache. He was totally crying in afternoon and he seem can't ignore the pain that he is experiencing in his ear. I asked his Dad to fetch him at my cousin's house and since it was a bit late we decided to have his ears check first thing in the morning.

We went to the doctor this morning and found out that he has Otitis Media. The doctor also advised us to have a CBC because there's a dengue outbreak here in our city. Good thing the CBC result is okay. The health check-up gave a big slash to our finances but at the end of the day, I'm so thankful to God that he provides all our needs.

Please pray for my son.

Full Time Teacher

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, August 19, 2010 0 comments
In case you've been wondering what I've been up to for months. I've actually started teaching since June this year. This explains my absence from the blogosphere. I'm teaching in a pre school and thus so much of energy is drained away from me everyday. Then, when I get home, I need to attend to my kids and do household work. Though teaching drains out my strength but I'm blessed in teaching the kids.

Another advantage though of teaching preschoolers is that we don't need much mental preparation before going to the class. So, there is less or no research involved at all. But if I do need to read some great articles, I know that Article Alley is the place to go.

For Sale: Silver Jewelry

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, August 19, 2010 0 comments

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Praise God that the Silver jewelry we ordered from Thailand has safely arrived. I've already finished pricing and packing them and now ready to be sold. Anyone interested? :) I'm only limited to selling these items in my hometown, Cagayan de Oro, since I still don't know how to do ebay or online business.

Anyways, I've got a lot of stocks for earrings and rings and some necklaces and bracelets. I'm excited to sell these off and praying that God will bless this small silver business of ours.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Treatment for Oxidative Stress

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, July 01, 2010 1 comments
Have you heard about Oxidative Stress? It is a condition wherein your body cells are damaged and cannot anymore combat free radical. It is caused by inflammation, exposure to cigarette smoke, pollution, UV light, radiation and other conditions. That is why people who usually smoke and those people who are usually exposed under the heat of the sun are people who usually gets old earlier. They have experienced skin breakdown, wrinkles and skin discoloration this is due to the harmful free radicals they have encountered in their day to day activities. Oxidative stress can also be the cause of over 70 well-known diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and lung disease. With the many effects of Oxidative Stress in our body, you might often asked... "Is there a treatment for oxidative stress and the free radicals we encounter every day?

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Always Busy...

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, July 01, 2010 0 comments
I've mentioned in my previous posts that I don't have anymore time to update this blog because I am always busy doing a lot of household chores and the unending task of taking care of my kids. I thought it will only just for a while, but this time I am all the more busy because I am back to teaching pre-school. Everyday I always make sure that I wake up early because I need to be in school at exactly 7:30 AM. My class will end at 4:30 PM and be at home immediately to prepare dinner and wash clothes... Oh my! I am very busy as if my work seems unending. I am just thankful to God for giving me strength everyday.

Monday, June 21, 2010

8Gb iPod Touch for Dads

Posted by Laureen at Monday, June 21, 2010 1 comments

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gloc 9 with Z

Posted by Laureen at Tuesday, June 15, 2010 0 comments
This photo was taken during the campaign rally for Bro. Eddie. Gloc 9 is one of the famous rapper here in the Philippines and my son loves his music especially the jingle used for Bro. Eddie's Campaign.

This Blog Of Mine

Posted by Laureen at Tuesday, June 15, 2010 0 comments
I can't update this blog of mine as often as I want to. I'm quite busy at home with the kids and the ministry. It's a bit difficult without househelp because my free time is very limited. I hardly even check my friends' blogs and I'm so sorry if I haven't visit you for quite sometime now. I'm thankful for friends too who still visit me and check on my blog. I wish I could visit you more often too.

How I miss those times when I had more free time and was more motivated to blog and give updates about my kids. How I miss those times when I'm always updated with my friends' blogs and when I constantly receive comments on my posts. I'm even surprised that even if I don't visit other blogs and update this blog much, I still have my ranking. I hope this blog won't be abandoned for too long or else I might need an seo service for it to gain more traffic.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Responsible "Kuya" (Big Brother)

Posted by Laureen at Thursday, June 10, 2010 1 comments
My son Zboy has been a great help especially when it comes to taking care of his little sister. I thank God for his life because I can do a lot of things in the house because he was there to help me with her little sister. A few weeks ago, I asked him to brush the teeth of her little sister and he was happy to do it.

Zboy: Okay little sister, open your mouth wide.
Zane girl: Aaaaaahhhhhhh....

Zboy: Okay, don't move coz we'll have to brush the sides...
Zane girl: Okay... I will just have to look at the camera.
Zboy: After brushing you need to gargle...
Zane girl: Can I drink all of it?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Kidzmet: A New Site for Busy Moms

Posted by Laureen at Friday, May 28, 2010 0 comments

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Zane Girl Turns Two!

Posted by Laureen at Friday, May 28, 2010 1 comments
Last April 18 was my little girl's 2nd Birthday. We had a simple birthday party for her with Barney as her special guest. The kids who joined the party had a blast swimming on the kiddie pools. I'm so happy that Zane truly had fun on her special day. I am thankful to God for his great provision for our girl's birthday celebration. Below are some of the photos of her special day.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Downloading PDF Files

Posted by Laureen at Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1 comments
My cousin loves to download manuals and guides online. She has downloaded a lot of files already which she finds it useful in her teaching job as well as in her other hobbies. She even had a lot of teaching materials and resources. When she downloads files online, she often searches for PDF files because it’s easy to open and use. Through the help of a pdf search engine she easily finds the files or articles that she’s been looking for. Added to that, she finds the downloading very convenient because she will no longer have to wait for hours as all the files are indexed in a PDF format.

I hope I will have the time to learn this kind of stuff. I am interested on this because I can use this to look for teaching materials for my students, but taking care of the kids and doing household chores consumes most of my time. Anyway, maybe I can find some time while they sleep tonight and I might be using hubby’s laptop as well.

How Old Are You?

Posted by Laureen at Wednesday, May 26, 2010 0 comments

Last Monday, was my _th birthday. I didn't had any grand celebration but I'm happy and thankful for family and friends who gave me simple treats and greeted me on my special day. I was overwhelmed with text messages and personal greetings during my birthday. But after every greeting, all of my friends would usually follow the greeting with a question "how old are you now?" I find it hard to answer this question so I just gave them a smile and answered them "It's a SECRET!" (lol)

So whenever someone ask you about your age... just tell them it's a SECRET!

Securing Important Documents

Posted by Laureen at Wednesday, May 26, 2010 0 comments

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Zane's Baby Cousins

Posted by Laureen at Tuesday, May 25, 2010 2 comments
Zane is fun of playing babies and little kids. Even though she still young and a little kiddo, she appreciates her little cousins and loves to play with them.

One of her constant playmate is ZK her male cousin who is a year younger than her. I love to see them play together because my girl acts like a big sister.

When we have gatherings at home, her cousin Tyke which is a year older than her visits us. Even though they seldom meet each other I'm glad they still go along well.

Friday, May 21, 2010

FPF: One Year Old Zboy

Posted by Laureen at Friday, May 21, 2010 4 comments
This is my son Zboy. This photo is taken 5 years ago when he was still one year old. He looks like a girl then because his hair is so curly. Looking at this photo makes me want to enjoy him again as a baby.

Friday Photo Flashback

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Teaching English

Posted by Laureen at Wednesday, May 19, 2010 0 comments
Three years ago, I had the opportunity of teaching English in Thailand. It was a volunteer work and it was a great experience for me becuase it was my first time teaching foreign students. At first I was hesistant to accept the task because I am not very confident about my English, but my brother in law and my sister encouraged me that it will not be difficult as I will just have to follow the materials and manuals that will be provided. So I accepted the task.

At first I find it a bit difficult to start the conversation with my students, but as the days passed it was just as easy as 1-2-3. I was also thankful because God gave me brilliant students. They learn very fast and after a few weeks they started to communicate in simple English.

Even though I already have the experience of teaching English in a foreign land, I still want to study English course like the English course UK so I can improve my teaching styles as well as improve on many things like my accent, pronounciation and etc. If I finish this course, I’m sure I will be confident then to teach.

Word-Filled Wednesday: Amos 5:14

Posted by Laureen at Wednesday, May 19, 2010 0 comments

The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word (no famous quotes or other literature — only the beautiful word of our Father) through photo’s & a Bible verse!

Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. - Amos 5:14

Visit the home of WFW and see more of God's Word and photos. Have a blessed word-filled wednesday!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Painful Experience...

Posted by Laureen at Tuesday, May 18, 2010 0 comments
Five years ago my son had a terrible accident. While I was out for a meeting I received a call from my cousin who lived nearby our house that she brought my son to the hospital because his face and chest got burned from boiling water. I was so nervous and I rushed myself to the hospital. When I saw my son’s face, I really felt as if my heart was crushed. I was crying looking at my son suffering from that painful experience.

I was worried about the experience that it might leave scars on my son's face and chest. I asked a few of my friends and relatives about it and they told me that it won’t because he is still so young and his skin would stretch a bit when he grows up. I was relieved by their advices but after he has been discharged from the hospital I saw some evident scars on his chest. I was a bit worried about it so I applied some scar treatment creams to lighten up the scars a bit. Good thing, as he grows older I find the scars not so evident anymore. There are still a few traces of scars on his body but those scars always remind me of God love for me and my son. God is truly the God of miracles and I am thankful that he has delivered me and my son from that painful experience.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday: Volks Wagon

Posted by Laureen at Monday, May 17, 2010 8 comments
This car is owned by our close family friend. Its already an old car but it is still in good condition because it is well taken cared of. I used to ride in this car during my grade school days. What was was more amazing was, two families with a total of 8 kids could fit in this car. It was fun riding in this car. Until today my family friend's grandchildren are enjoying their ride on this car. Cute isn't it?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Future Tambourine Dancer

Posted by Laureen at Saturday, May 15, 2010 1 comments

At the age of two, I'm proud seeing my little girl following simple tambourine dance steps. Last Sunday, while I was tasked to preach in our church, my cousin Bogie took some photos of my girl. She really loves to dance with the tambourine. I hope she will grow fast so she can join the other girls in the church dancing.

Below is a video of my girl dancing with a tambourine.

The Benefits of Night Creams

Posted by Laureen at Saturday, May 15, 2010 0 comments
When I was still young, I am very particular especially when it comes to taking care of my face. But now that I am a busy mom, I am not that diligent enough to take care of my face. I admire my mom because even if she's tired or busy, she never forgets to put on night creams before going to sleep. She's now 70 years old, but she still looks very young for her age.

While browsing for some "Night Treatments" at Shopwiki, I was interested with the many benefits of applying night creams. Below are the benefits of using night creams:
  • It hydrates and supplies moisture to your skin.
  • makes the skin soft and smooth
  • prevents skin sagging
  • improve blood circulation
  • activates cell renewal
  • helps reduce fine lines
  • restores skin elasticity
  • reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • boost elastin and collagen production
Now I know why my mom is still young looking despite her age. Now that I have learned all of these, I promise to take care of my skin before going to sleep. I will have to tell hubby to buy me an Olay Reginerest at Shopwiki so I can stay young looking just like my mom.

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Enjoying the Kiddie Pool

Posted by Laureen at Saturday, May 15, 2010 0 comments
One of the highlights of my little girl's birthday party was swimming at the Kiddie Pools. Since, its summer I wanted the kids who will be joining the party to stay cool during the hot weather as well as to have fun. My eldest son Zboy truly enjoyed swimming in the pool. I was amused seeing him swimming using a snorkel set and safety goggles. He really looks like he's snorkeling but only on a knee deep kiddie pool.
Before the party, I was really having a hard time looking for kiddie pools in the market. I find some good kiddie pools but it doesn't suits my budget. I wanted an affordable kiddie pools but those I find were not of good quality. Thank God my church friend lend me her kiddie pools and the kids truly had a blast on the pools.

By the way, if you're looking for affordable and durable Kiddie Pools, you can find one at Shopwiki. You can also shop for stuff that goes along with the pools like water toys, floats and etc. Your kids will surely enjoy their summer.

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My Daughter's Cake

Posted by Laureen at Saturday, May 15, 2010 0 comments
My daughter just turn two last April 17, 2010. We had a simple party at home together with our family and some friends. We had a Barney themed party and as they say, no celebration is is complete without a cake so I baked one for my girl. This is a chocolate moist cake and with the help of my cousins we were able to decorate the cake beautifully. Thank God I was able to find ready made cake decorations like the Barney figurine, the tree and the flowers. All we did was just to put them on the cake as easy as 1-2-3.

If you're planning to decorate a cake for your kids, you can easily find cake decorations at Shopwiki . This online shop provides cute and colorful cake decorations which I couldn't find it here in my country. Not only that, they also have unique decorating tools and decorating sets which will be useful for you to make Cake Decorating a success.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

I am for Bro. Eddie Villanueva!

Posted by Laureen at Saturday, May 08, 2010 1 comments

This coming May 10, 2010, I will cast my vote for Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva!

Some people say, he don't get a greater chance of winning, but I know my VOTE will not be counted loss for this man. Despite how busy I am , I campaign for Bro. Eddie because I know that there is a CAUSE. In fact, this afternoon, we will be out to have our last campaign for him. Last week, we also gave flyers to a lot of people around Barangay Nazareth and I'm happy to know that a lot of people responded with our efforts.

I have known Bro. Eddie as a righteous man, who fears God above all. He may not be perfect, but his life can truly attest that he sincerely love God.

We have tried a lot of different presidents for this country.We have tried the elect, the brilliant, the famous but we haven't tried a GODLY man with strong moral convictions and high ethical principles.

If you want change for the Philippines, why not change your style of whom to vote! This time vote for Bro. Eddie!

Thankful for Mizpah Mart

Posted by Laureen at Saturday, May 08, 2010 0 comments
Our family used to own a mini-grocery store which we named it Mizpah Mart. I worked their as the store manager. I had good memories about that store, especially memories with my Tatay (Dad). He was the one who put it all together, from planning to installing all the store fixtures in place. While Tatay is busy with the physical enhancement of the store, my mother was also busy with the financial thing. Until we finally opened it and I was the one who took in charge of the entire operation.

On the later part, the store wasn’t doing quiet good when it comes to financial gain. That is why the family decided to close it. Even though it was closed, I am still thankful to God for that store. It was through that store that I spend more time with my family. It was through that store that I gain a lot of friends and brought them close to God. I am thankful for Mizpah Mart because my relatives and friends were given the opportunity to work there. Not only I had good memories about our mini grocery but I am thankful because I was given the opportunity to be a blessing to others.

Enjoying the Playhouse

Posted by Laureen at Saturday, May 08, 2010 0 comments
My little girl enjoyed her time playing inside the playhouse with her cousin Ate Rhinna. It was a great opportunity for her to bond with her cousin because they just seldom see each other. Her Ate Rhinna is living in Vietnam and just came here for a vacation. Whenever she's here in Cagayan de Oro, we always make sure that they always have fun times with her cousins together. My little girl is hoping to have more play times with Ate Rhinna next year.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Webhost for Moms

Posted by Laureen at Sunday, May 02, 2010 1 comments
They say that most moms are wise spenders. I totally agree to this. With the current economy we had right now, it is very important that I get the most out of my money. When it comes to choosing the right webhost provider, I also see to it that I am spending my money wisely. There are a lot of webhost providers that offer great deals on budget hosting and web hosting services but sometimes the choices are too tricky especially that I am not that knowledgeable enough when it comes to web hosting. Sometimes, I have difficulty understanding online terms that relate to web hosting. The only thing that could help me is to read reviews online and refer the matter to my family and friends. Thank God they are so supportive enough when it comes to my questions regarding webhosting.

As a mom, one thing I am looking for a webhost provider is that it offers affordable services. A webhost provider that can offer great service that suits every mom’s budget. Added to that, I am looking for a webhost provider that is reliable and is able to provide me with the best value for my money.

Join AMAZING GRACE's First Blog Anniversary!

Posted by Laureen at Sunday, May 02, 2010 2 comments

Grace of AMAZING GRACE is celebrating her 1st Blog Anniversary. As her way of saying "Thank You" to all her blogger friends, she has prepared amazing give-aways for everyone of us. If you're interested to be one of the recipient of the said give-away, just follow the simple rules below:


1. Make a post about this contest and add this site ( Amazing Grace ) and my other blog sites to your bloglist: A Walk to Remember, Gracia Fashionista , Asia Today World Tomorrow .
2. Return to this post and leave your comment with the URL of your post
3. One entry per blog site
4. Bloggers outside Philippines are welcome ( just leave a Philippine address for
the delivery of the items)
5. One winner for each item. Winners will be drawn through
6. Contest Runs from May 01 - June 15,2010.

Join now!

New Glasses

Posted by Laureen at Sunday, May 02, 2010 0 comments
Last month, I had my eyes checked and I need a new pair of glasses. Actually, I had a nice old pair of glasses but to my dismay I couldn't find it anymore. I think somebody must have liked it and stole it away or I just misplaced it and I can't remember where it was. It was my favorite glasses because it looks so classic and that it coordinates well with my formal to casual get up. Since I couldn't find it anymore, I have to choose for a new pair of glasses that looks good as well as affordable. While choosing for the perfect glasses, I decided to choose something that has a stylish frame. Glasses with stylish frames are on the trends right now so I was attracted to it. It looks very nice and I find it perfect for me. I was at first hesitant to choose for that kind of glasses because I thought it is too expensive, but I was surprised to find out that the glasses are just perfect for my budget. Good thing, the owner of the shop also gave us a discount and the purchase was truly a good deal. I hope I can use this for a longer period of time and I hope it won't get misplaced so I won't have to replace it over and over again.

Yummy Sunday: Summer Cup Cakes

Posted by Laureen at Sunday, May 02, 2010 2 comments
These are the cup cakes I prepared during my son's 6th birthday celebration. All of these are home made cupcakes which I added colorful cup cake umbrellas. Cute isn't it? These are also perfect for summer kids activities and events.

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