Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Everybody seems to be financially struggling these days. Well, who wouldn't be? Have you noticed how high the prices of gas and other basic commodities? Everything is getting expensive. I am not sure that we can provide for our daughter in the future unless we start saving now. Wife and I have discussed how to set aside a fund for our daughter's future. We talked about having a CD account with annuity fixed. We really don't have much financially but setting aside something every pay day is a must for us. This is the only way to save little and by little hoping that when the time comes that my daughter needs it, we will have something to provide for her.

Monday, September 24, 2012

When we were at the Columbiana County Fair, we checked their booths and exhibits. One thing that caught our attention was this Master Gardeners booth. They have beautiful displays and they were having a raffle. The prize was a rain barrel. I want to have a rain barrel. I joined the raffle and I hope to win.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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

Okay so we just bought our new home.  Buying a new home means buying new things too.  We have bought some of the things we needed one by one and we are working on getting new things still.  My wife and I really dreamed of buying us a big tv and a nice looking entertainment center but we can't afford it right now.  So, I am happy that there is a free layaway program offered by Kmart.  Now, we can put the following items on layaway and bring them home after we paid them off.


We do have a tv but it is just 32".  Our living room is bigger than our old place so the tv doesn't look right anymore.  This 46" Led TV will be perfect and having this TV stand will be great too.  My wife and I will treat these two things as our holiday gifts for each other.

Why I choose Kmart Layaway rather than Walmart, or Best Buy  or Toys R Us? Simply because Kmart layaway has full range of merchandise with no minimum Item or transaction amount.  It has variety of contract options and online layaway is also possible.  You can also shop in one state and pick up in another store and you can pay online and pick up in store.  These mentioned features cannot be found with other retailers that offer layaway.

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What's more enticing is the Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway.  As Kmart is prepping for the holiday season, they are launching a great giveaway. This giveaway is per store per week.  Every week from 9/9/12 to 11/17/12 one winner will have a chance to win "remaining balance paid off up to $500".  There is no purchase necessary to join the giveaway.  Just visit their website or a participating location for the official rules. Winning this giveaway will greatly help us.  So I am joining and I am crossing my fingers to be one of the winners.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My little daughter when she was 2 years old or so, will never watch or buy anything but Dora (or Diego). She only watches Nick shows. We encouraged her and introduced disney stuffs and after a while she now like to watch different shows and she has collected some Disney Stuffs too.

One day, while watching Disney, all of a sudden she just told me, "Daddy, I want Tinkerbell because I like fairies". Now, she loves us to read books about fairies and princesses.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I have many friends that are into yoga. Yoga is not just a mere exercise thing. They told me that is more on meditation thing. I have never tried yoga every since but with the hypes everywhere, and the sprouting of yoga merchandises like yoga outfits, dragonfly yoga blocks, yoga dvd and all other I think this is something interesting.

I don't think I have time for yoga, but I am sure that my wife will be interested on this kind of activity. Many has practiced yoga in their life and many believed that yoga continues to proliferate and spread its teachings, crossing the boundaries of culture and language.

Are you into yoga?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I love the sound of a wind chime. Our house is in an elevated area so it is more windy compared to other places. The sound of a wind chime is very welcoming.

This wind chime is my daughter's choice so this one is HERS.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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


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Friday, September 7, 2012

Some parts of our house are still carpeted. I wish so bad that the whole house is made of hardwood floors or with some vinyl tiles. Our kitchen is made of vinyl, living room is hardwood while the bedrooms are all carpeted. I prefer to have hardwood floors because it is easier to clean and maintain. But since we have carpets, we make sure that we don't bring food or drink in those areas to avoid messes.

I know a friend who does carpet installation and he has the right tools including a reliable carpet cutter. He does this line of work part time and he is good at it. Should we need to change our carpets, I am sure to ask for his estimates. But when that time comes, we will really prefer to have hard wood flooring rather than carpet.
One night my daughter and I prepared a calgon bath for mommy. We know that she worked so hard and that she deserves a long and relaxing bath. We put cinnamon candles too. It was our secret surprise for her.
I came home the other night and was so surprised to see the garage. We have a 2 car garage but we don't park our car inside. I was so surprised to see how neatly it was arranged and it was so clean. Gone are all the boxes and other stuff. The wife has spent her whole afternoon making the garage a good place to play for our toddler if she wants too.

Winter is fast approaching and I am sure that my daughter will have a great time playing in our spacious garage. I have to keep in mind to put some halogen lamps in our garage to provide ample lighting when we needed it during winter. There are different kinds of bulbs that one can buy but I think that halogen ones are the best.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Don't disturb my little girl. She is patiently waiting for the fish to bite her bait. She loves to reel the fish in. Every time we go fishing, she will always ask me to do the fishing by herself. We have extra rod so it works great for her. Sometimes, she will also use the cane pole. She is always happy to catch a fish even if it is just a little one.
Men often have love affairs with their cars. Next to their family (or wife), their car is their most pricey possession or their most important toy. Most men, spend a lot of their time fixing their car, shining them, and putting all the accessories that suit their style. I have known a few that treated their car as their most prized thing. When you meet men like this, you shouldn't mess up with their cars or you will be sorry.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

My wife is slowly getting things ready for a box of goodies to be sent home to her family in the Philippines for Christmas. She had bought different things that the whole family will like. She bought some beauty products, some clothes, shoes and a lot more. I told her why not buy each of them some personalized totes so that it will be something special.

What we are sending for the box are just basic things. This is our way of sharing what little we have. I know that what we have here is more than what they have there and the good thing is they always appreciate what little we can give.

I hope that the box will reach to its destination before Christmas.

Whenever I see a basset hound dog, I always make sure to take a picture of it because my Mom is a big fan of Basset Hounds. Her dogs are all basset hounds.

When I saw these puppies for sale, I can't help but adore them. They are so cute. I took a snap right away and showed it to my Mom. She loved them.
It is Labor Day weekend. It only means, weekend is one day longer. More time to spend with the family. What are your plans for the labor day?

Some people find this time perfect for a beach getaway. The weather is not really hot yet, hot enough to enjoy the beach. I know for sure that Oceanfront vacation rentals are mostly booked for this holiday. I hope that wherever you will spend your labor day, you and your family will have a great time.

As for our family, we will be spending it at home. I had to work today so we are not going to any out of town destinations. My Mom invited us for a barbecue get together this Monday. Other than that we will just spend our day at home.