Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Right Price at Every Price

When you become a mom, you become a hunter... that is, a bargain hunter. Mommies are always on the look out for the best buys, lowest priced, whale-of-a-sale, and what-have-you. I bet it's every mom's wish that everyday is a Black Friday! Bargain hunting has become easier over the years, thanks to internet technology. A bargain conscious mom could very well just type any commodity or item she wants and presto! - a string of all sites carrying the item comes out. However, there is a new site I found that is incredibly helpful in finding the lowest priced item even on a "non-sale" day. Every Price is a price comparison network. Search for an item and out comes the pricing of the item on three sites with a recommendation on site that sells if for less. One could actually purchase the said item without leaving Every Price.

The site is easy to navigate. There are items under Photo, Jewelry, Electronics, Computers, Home and Garden, Travel, Musical Instruments and more. I have always wanted a Wii Console. I searched for the item and out came three comparative prices with a recommendation on the site that sells if for less. Great huh?!I suggest you check out the site.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

The Joys and Woes of Parenting

Parenting is not a breeze. A lot of new parents find it hard to cope up with the thousand and one things parenting entails. How many times have I heard fellow mommies lament on the woes and travails of parenting? A number of times. On the other hand, how many times have I heard of the joys and sheer feeling of fulfillment regarding that payless job called parenting? Countless.

There are books, articles, manuals and even brochure on the subject of Family and Parenting .I have numerous series of books that discuss the different stages of childhood from day one up to secondary school. I have books relating to from conception to actual day of delivery. I have sources on the various diseases and immunizations of children. Name the topic and I probably have the book. Yet, there is no sure formula on how to bring up a child. I adhere to the Biblical verse that says "spare the rod and spoil the child". No, I do not inflict the black and blue thing kind of punishment but I did some kind of spanking when my kids were from ages 7-11 and somehow they all turned out okay.

There are numerous sites that deals in giving out tips and tidbits about parenting to all the wonderful internet savvy moms and dads these days. One such site is www. family-and-parenting .com. Articles are varied as some titles are a series of Tips for Raising kids - from infancy to 17 years old. There is an article for Dad's to be and even tips to help your overweight child lose weight. Check the site out.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Unemployment Rate Continues to Rise

The state of California's unemployment rate is at an all time high. It was reported that it rose to 11.5% in May, a higher rate than the 9.4% national unemployment rate. A cousin who lives in Fresno said she has two friends who actually lost their homes for not being able to pay the mortgage. The California Employment Development Department revealed a 14,200 job-decline. The economy crush is forcing out of job persons to make loans or credits.

A bad credit history, a tax liens, denied credit elsewhere or have even declared bankruptcy, there is still a way for you to make a loan through Auto Title Loans. You don't need to have an impeccable credit standing to get a loan. All you need is a clean title to a car, or van or mini-van or truck valued at least $5,000. The vehicle serves as the collateral without the owner leaving the car as insurance. Auto Title Loans Hayward and Auto Title Loans Fresno offer such services. If you are in need of that much needed loan, go to the website and have your car assessed. If all requirements are in order, then your loan will be out in not time at all.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Best Marketing Idea

My girls and I have been toying with the idea of putting up an Events Coordinator business. We have been coordinating events like weddings, birthdays, showers and what-have-you for sometime now all for free. Over the years, I have collected names and brands of caterers, photographers, cake designers, dressmakers, make-up artists and more. If we out our minds into it, my girls and I could actually make a success of this business. There's one thing to consider though. In order for a business to succeed, a marketing strategy is needed. I could go viral but that would take time.

What every business needs is a targeted consumer or client data base. Where do you get one? There are online resources for this and one such company is B2b Marketing. The company could give your business an updated direct leads to your targeted consumer. The company can give its clients a direct access to marketing leads that best suit their companies be it in the field of: arms adjusting, credit and other banking related matters such as bankruptcy and loan modifications, reverse mortgage and more. Since I am more interested in putting up a business, B2b Marketing could actually give me leads dependent on the core group or ethnicity,or income bracket, religion and many more. Unbelievable! Check it out.

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"Eye of God"

This photo is a very rare one, taken by NASA. This kind of event occurs once in 3000 years.This photo has done miracles in many lives. Make a wish ... you have looked at the eye of God. Surely you will see the changes in your life within a day.!

This is a picture NASA took with the Hubbell telescope.
Called 'The Eye of God.'

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Hong Kong It Is!

Hooray! My brother just called and he said he would pay for my airfare and hotel accommodations in Hong Kong.A niece of mine will be arriving from LA to Manila on July 4. She and a cousin of mine have planned a trip to Manila to Hong Kong and back from July 13 to 16. The two have decided to avail of the super low air fare rates offered by a leading airline company. In line with this, they have asked me to join their trip. The thing is I have just paid for my son's tuition fees and other pertinent items. Even if I have the extra money, I don't think it's wise to spend it all. My brother heard about my predicament and he graciously offered to pay for my trip.

I've checked out some hotel online and I landed on Accor Hotels City Super Sale website. The chain of hotels is offering up to 60% discount off their regular prices. The hotel has chain and affiliate hotels like Novotel, Four Seasons, Sofitel, and more scattered all over 27 countries in 10 cities in Asia and Australia. I think I will book at Hotel Ibis North Point in Hong Kong. At a rate of $45.oo per day, the offer is great. You might want to check out the site soon as the offer is for online bookings from June 23-29 bookings for reservations good for July 10 to September 30, 2009.


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A Powerful Prayer

It's a POWERFUL PRAYER! When you are DOWN to nothing ... God is UP to

Father, in the Name of Jesus, bless me even while I'm reading this
prayer and bless the one that sent this to me in a special way. Open
Doors in our lives today, Save and set free!
Give us a double portion of your Spirit as we take back everything that

The devil has stolen:
****Emotional Health
****Physical Health

I cancel every plot, plan and scheme the enemy has devised Against us in

And I declare:
situation. And, I thank you that nothing is over until YOU say it's

Speak prophetically into our lives and to our situations:

****our households are blessed;
****our health is blessed ;
****our marriages are blessed;
****our finances are blessed;
****our relationships are blessed;
****our businesses are blessed;
****our jobs are blessed;
****our children are blessed;
****our grandchildren are blessed;
****our parents are blessed;
****our siblings are blessed;
****our ministries are blessed;
****our decisions are blessed;
****our friends are blessed.
****Mortgages are paid and debts canceled; our hearts' desire is on the

Way; According to YOUR perfect will and plan for our lives.

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Sydney Itinerary

There has been an ongoing worldwide sale of airline tickets. I have a friend who has able to reserve and buy a $500 worth airline ticket from Manila to LA and back a December flight. That led me to renew my passport for how could I enjoy the low air fares if I don't have a passport? I was able to get my new passport a week ago and now, of course, I am on the lookout for hotel and air fare sales.

I saw a site that is offering for as much as a 60% discount off their regular price. Accor Hotels City Super Sale is currently ongoing and the cut in rates is unbelievable. If I were to book a hotel I would choose the Hotel Sofitel in Sydney. It has always been my wish to see the Opera House and maybe watch a performance one night. I would like to see the The Rocks, Museum of Sydney, the Royal Botanical Gardens and of course the Sydney Aquarium. It would be nice to just take it easy and not have a schedule to adhere to so I could choose to stay a little longer if I find a spot quite nice. Of course my visit would not be complete without seeing the Olympic Park.I would like to find time to just sit by the beach and stare at the coming and receding waves. Who knows? I might even walk by the seashore to get my feet wet. It might too cold to swim though.

I guess you better visit the site to avail of the 60% off in by booking online from June 23-29, 2009 for reservations and hotel accommodations from July 10 to September 30, 2009.


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When You Feel Vengeful

I am so mad my neck and shoulders are all stiff! I could even feel and hear my right jaw lock and click due to too much clenching. I would normally have faced and confronted the offending person but past encounters have thought me that that would prove useless. This person just don't know the meaning of "talking things" out. What do to do? I feel like bursting and satisfying my revenge mood. But what good would that do? Nothing. It would just make matters worst with no window for a solution of forgiveness. So I read up on Romans 12:19-21

Do not take revenge, my friends
but leave room for God's wrath,
for it is written:
"It is mine to revenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the
contrary: "If your enemy is hungry,
feed him; if he is thirsty, give him
something to drink. In doing this,
you will heap burning coals on
his head.

I rather think these Bible passages are one heck of psychological move favoring the offended party.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

About Real Property Management

My mother-in-law has several real properties for rent. Most are commercial buildings ideal for commercial establishments such as banks and offices. The properties bring in a very profitable income for my mother-in-law but of late some tenants have not been paying their rents. Eviction for most is in the offing but since no one really manages the properties, my in-laws have no inkling on what to do next. If only they have thought of hiring the services of a professional Real Property Management team then services such as:tenant placement, credit and Multi-State Criminal Backround Screening, monthly financial reporting to Owners available online 24/7, Regular Property Inspections and Evictions and more, would have been taken care of at a very reasonable fees.

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Billiards Anyone?

My first encounter with playing billiards was way back when The Exorcist was the scariest movie ever! My college friends taught me the rudiments of the game and from then on I play the occasional game when the opportunity presents itself. When my kids were a bit grown up, they challenged me to play billiards and they got a big surprise when they learned that I did know how to. Anyway, the other day, my son challenged me to a game of billiards... online! He found multiplayer games, a free online billiards site. Anyone can join and at once start to play upon registration. You can invite friends to join and then form your own room where you can chat and play at the same time. I must admit I lost to my son. I am no savvy when it comes to online games.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Dream Vacation

A first cousin of mine is willing to pay for my airfare for us to go off on a vacation somewhere. If I were to choose a destination it would be Portugal. It has always been my wish to visit the Iberian Peninsula and from there it would be easy hop on over to the Italian Peninsula. I would love to visit the Algarve where the beautiful and picturesque towns of Lagos, Monchique, Tavira, Faro, are. Staying at the Monte Santo Resort would be a thrill! I guess commuting from town to town would be a breeze with car hire portugal.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Single Mom

To cut a very long story short, my eldest daughter is a single parent. Not that it bothers her or me or us, for that matter. But sometimes, her 6-year old son asks questions and at times she is stymied for answers. There are just not enough single parents she hangs out with to get compare notes. Each single parent has a different story to tell and if you don't know one, then there's no way for you to broaden your resources.

I told my daughter that it would do her good to join a single parent chat room. Members of the chat room are international and therefore more she would have a greater range of insight coming from single parents from different countries. I have a blogger friend who is also a single mom, who joined one such chat room. She told me that she has a network of single and non-single moms and dads that chats with on a regular basis. Why don't you hop over to the site and check it out. Membership is free and registration is easy as 1-2-3. Once registered, take your pick as you can immediately have access to all the different chat rooms.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

A New School Prayer?

In the United States of America, most public schools Since are not allowed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer because the word 'God' is mentioned...

So s 15 yr. Old SCHOOL KID IN ARIZONA wrote the

NEW School prayer :

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule.
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights..
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Scrub Mags Summer

It is summer in the northern hemisphere and what better way to greet it by dressing and grooming appropriately for the season. If you want healthy tips to good "summer" living and more then hop over to Scrubs. The online magazine Scrub Mags discusses various tips and guides to health, mind, beauty, style, work, love and more as written by professional nurses or student nurses. The site also includes stories, insights, reviews and current news about a wide range of subjects and topics that could help its readers lead clean and healthy and beautiful lives especially this summer.

There's an article about waking up looking younger. Now, who would not want that?! The article gave a five-point guideline about the topic. Foremost is you must never-ever go to sleep without washing your face as make-up clogs the pores. It is also essential to use moisturizer to lessen the fine wrinkles on the face. Are you one of those sleep on their tummies? Well, better change that habit as sleeping on your face will cause you more wrinkles.

I also read the story about a nurse's about the importance of grooming oneself before going to work. She shares that putting on lipstick and mascara could make the difference between looking well-groomed and sloppy. Check out the sight for more tips and real entertaining nurses' tales.


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Filipiniana Themed Party

My mother-in-law's 80th birthday is in the offing. As a way of celebrating her birthday her clan of eight children and their families have been secretly planning and coordinating a birthday bash for her. We planned on having a Filipiniana theme complete with folk dancing and choral rendition if my mother-in-law's favorite Filipino songs. The picture on the left shows some vintage Filipino costumes from the University of the Philippines exhibit. I am the main event coordinator and I have been on my toes for almost a month now supervising and coordinating rehearsals, costumes, props, bookings of venue and caterers and the likes. Today, I finalized the invitation layout and ordered about 75 pieces for our 200 or so guests. I am so tired but quite in my elements. Tomorrow I have to look for a cake supplier.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Steering Rack for My Van

The area around my place has been consistently flooded when it pours for the past years. Every time it rains hard, I fervently hope that it does not flood. My van has consistently been used as transport when it is flooded for it's the one most apt for use in flooded roads. I'm afraid some of my van's parts need some replacing especially the steering rack . I browse on a site that sells high quality steering gears and boxes at reasonable prices. The company carries all types and makes of steering units and covers all manual steering and power steering units too. The company has parts for all brands of car, my Toyota van included. I have to check out the site further for orders.I read that available parts are ready for shipping within the day.

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New Layout

Notice my uber-tranquil-awesome new layout. The layout is a "prize" from Carlota. She has this weekly contest where all you have to do is comment in her one of her posts and your name will automatically be entered for a chance to win a customized layout. Thanks a bunch Carlota.I love my new layout! Hope on over to her site now for a chance to win a a new layout for your website.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

When the Bathroom Floor Falls...

My brother called me up all excited and hysterical. Part of his house's second floor bathroom fell through the ceiling while his son, my nephew, was taking a shower. Okay. I laughed. I can't help it. I could just imagine my 17 year old nephew hanging on for dear life while in the shower. Nothing grave actually happened. My brother exaggerated when he said the bathroom floor fell. It only shifted, err, down. The drain pipes are all rusty and have leaks that soaked the floor boards. His house is 35 years old and the plumbing installation needs a serious upgrade.

My brother has been fixing the "house problems" by himself to save up on money. I guess it's high time to call in professional help for his plumbing dilemma as the medium-sized problem might turn into a big disaster. If he only lives in Denton, then he could avail the services of a Denton Plumbing company. Brown and Sons Plumbing has been in the business for quite a while now as attested by the more than 60,000 completed jobs done by the company. The company specializes in slab leak repairs - perfect for my brother's need - , toilet repairs and other plumbing problems. I guess he just have to shop around or ask friends for a reliable plumber.

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Yesterday was my monthly doctor's appointment. I came forty minutes early for my appointment and fell asleep while waiting for my turn. I gave a loud start when my name was called. The doctor said all is well though he is a bit worried why the stiffness in my shoulders and neck has not left. He asked me if I'm stressed and I said "all the time". There's just too much to think and do, do and think! My doctor increased the dosage for one medication and hopefully that would lessen the stiffness in my shoulders and neck. Stiffness or none, I am thankful that God has been taking care of me.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

Psalm 107:1

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Home Theater

Each bedroom in my house has its own television set. We watch television in the confines of our own bedrooms. One thing great about this is we can watch any show that we want without interruption. What is not so good about this arrangement is my kids and I don't have the opportunity to watch television or DVD together. Sometimes, they all camp in my bedroom if we all want to watch a particular TV show or DVD movie together. What we need is to upgrade our television-watching and have an entertainment system installed in the family room.

Wouldn't it be just grand to have a home theater much like the one I saw online? Finding a company to do the work and installation would not be much of a problem if you live somewhere in Idaho. A Boise Home Theater contractor, Advan Tech Custom Wiring, will do the job for you. The company offers: Custom Home Theater Packages, Flat Panel TV Mounting, Whole House Audio Systems, Intercoms and other systems. It specializes in home theater installation and repair, Surround Sound Installation & Repair, Whole House Audio Installation & Repair, TV Mounting & Installation, Home Automation Installation & Repair. A lot of satisfied customers highly recommend the company for the installation is worth every penny.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Remodeling the Staircase

My cousin is at it again... remodeling her house. Every two to three years she gets the itch to do something new for her house. A couple of years ago, she had the master suite done. Big bay windows were installed and a the toilet and bath enlarged. Four or five years ago, she had a trellis put up in her garden and a rooftop added to the utility area. This year, this month to be precise, she wants her old dark staircase changed. She wants to tear down the retaining wall of the staircase to open up the view from the second floor to the ground floor and vice versa. Finding the right contractor is a problem as of now.

If only she lives in greater Chicago then finding the right contractor for the project would be a breeze. Budget Pros is a Chicago Remodeling company that specializes in outdoor and indoor home remodeling, kitchen and bath Remodeling and even garage remodeling. It is best to be specific as to the type and scope of job that you want for the contractor's right quotation. Make sure that the remodeling contractor has the necessary updated permits and licenses for the job. Draw a contract as this would be to both you and contractor's benefit. Is it time to remodel your home?

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Best Deal Rates

I was in the bank this morning putting into order my elderly aunt's finances. It's all topsy-turvy as she holds several un-updated passbooks that made my head spins as there seem to be a lot of unaccounted for checks. As I was waiting for the tangles to be untangled I noticed that mortgage rates have gun up again. Is there no end? It's a good thing that there is a website that helps you find the best deal in fixed mortgage rates and more. Check it out to find the most suitable rates for you.

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He Makes All things New

Today's Scripture

"…and He who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new…" (Revelation 21:5, AMP).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

When God puts a dream in your heart, when He puts a promise on the inside, He deposits within you everything you need to accomplish that dream. He wouldn't give you the desire to do something without giving you the ability to fulfill it. In fact, the scripture tells us that God gives us the desires of our heart. In other words, He puts the desire inside of us and then works with us to bring it to pass.

Oftentimes, people set out to accomplish their dreams, but they face a setback or disappointment, and then they feel like their time has passed. But let me tell you today, no matter where you've come from, no matter what's happened in your past, God wants to make you new. He wants to give you a "do over," a fresh start. If you feel like you've missed opportunities in your life, if you feel like your time has passed, remember, today is a new day. You are a new person, and God has new opportunities in store for you. If one dream has died, it's time to dream a new dream.

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, thank You for making all things new. I give You this day and invite You to have Your way in every area of my life. I choose to receive all the promises You have in store for me. In Jesus' Name. Amen

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Asbestos Poisoning

Asbestos was the number one product used for both residential and commercial spaces from the 1930'2 to late 1970's. However, in the 1980's asbestos was banned from production and use. It was found that the material causes asbestosis and mesothelioma, a type of asbestos-caused cancer. The effect of constant asbestos exposure is only evident after 10 to 50 years after rampant exposure. So those exposed decades ago are just only diagnosed. If you still don't know here is a short list of materials that could have asbestos: Cement Pipes,Cement Wallboard,Cement Siding,Asphalt Floor Tile,Vinyl Floor Tile,Vinyl Sheet Flooring, Flooring Backing, Construction Mastics (floor, tile, carpet, ceiling tile, etc.), Acoustical Plaster, Decorative Plaster,Textured Paints and Coatings and many more. Always look at the component of a material you wish to install in your house. Although banned, asbestos in houses and other old constructions are still evident.

The worst effect of asbestos is mesothelioma. It is a type of cancer from asbestos exposure. It's one type of cancer that is quite hard to treat for early symptoms are hard to detect. Once diagnosed, treatment is fairly hard to come by and the patient more often that not, dies in a year. If you are afflicted with mesothelioma or know someone who is then you need a Mesothelioma Lawyer to help you cope with the legalities and aid you seek for financial compensation. Check it our for more information on possible treatments and more detailed information about the disease.


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Monday, June 1, 2009

When You Need Patience

When I was a lot younger I tended to lose my temper more readily. As I grew older I have become more patient and therefore less stressed out when things don't happen my way.I question God what's taking Him so long to hear my prayers! When you need patience remember these two apt verses.

You need to keep on
patiently doing God's will
if you want Him to do for
you all that He has promised

Hebrews 10:36

...When your patience is
finally in full bloom, then
you will be ready for
anything, strong in character,
full and complete.

James 1:4

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