Thursday, May 31, 2012

Save Time. Save Money

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Outdoor Furniture for the Patio

This photo  is the set of wicker furniture that we bought this year. We just had our front porch built last year so we wanted to finish it with a good quality outdoor furniture. It could have been a lot nicer if we bought the outdoor furniture covers that were offered when we bought but I did not have enough money to pay for it. It did however, come with wicker furniture cushions which I really like, so for now we are enjoying our porch with comfortable furniture. A good outdoor furniture is essential, especially if you love to entertain friends during summer time. My husband is talking me into replacing our existing back porch and build a sun porch instead. That's a very good idea for future project but not now just now. I would like to pay off our debt first before getting another loan. Maybe when he has another job and we can afford to pay monthly dues. Right now, the money is tight and I have to really stay on track with our budget so everything goes smoothly!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gardening with Kids

Both of my kids love to help me in the garden. I can't work there without them wanting to help, which is great.  
Our neighbor gave them a set of  gardening tools (hoe, rake, shovel, and a matic   Our neighbor also gave me some peppers and tomatoes to plant, thanks Ruth and Don.
Most of the time,  Mr. Burrito's job is to catch a bug or collect the worms.

Driveway Alarm

I was browsing the selection of products at and found out that there is a product called an ip network camera. I never knew this product existed 'til now, which is kinda cool and interesting. Browsing the internet gives you the ability to learn different things every time. However you have to make sure that the websites you are visiting are secure and safe so that you won't be a victim of identity theft or get infected with a virus of some sort. Anyhow, back to my topic above, this online store also has a huge selection of driveway alarms and other useful gadgets that you can use for your residential property or business. The good thing about the Internet is that, you can compare prices from one store to another. The prices comparison is very crucial and advantageous in finding the very best deal on the things that you are looking for in the store. I think one of the advantages that you can enjoy when shopping online is that you can compare the prices side by side from different stores unlike going to the physical store. You have to spend gas and time in going from one store to the next just to find the best deal. Online shopping gives us the convenience and can be a cheaper way to shop for things.

Popcorn machines for home movies

Watching the cooking shows all the time, gives my daughter so many ideas about "must have" things in the kitchen. She has this long lists of kitchen gadgets that she wants to have in our kitchen and one of them is a pop corn machine. We love popcorn for snacks when we are watching our favorite shows on TV and although you can buy these packages of ready-to-pop- in the microwave popcorn, my daughter still want to experience how to pop those corn kernels in the popcorn machines. One day I was explaining to her that we don't really need a popcorn machine but she said that it would be nice to have one, which I agree.. somehow.. lol. See, my sister in law has one, so my daughter has this notion that popping those corn kernels in a popcorn machine is much more enjoyable that putting a package into a microwave. Oh boy, hearing a 6 year old kid reasoning out things has taken me aback sometimes. I think that my little girl is growing up too fast, maybe? I feel like she is slipping slowly from my hands - lol. I am having separation anxiety too soon for my kids. I guess this is the problem when you get too attached when raising your kids that everything revolves around them. You tend to forget the possibilities of the future.

Bleeding Heart, Clematis and More

 Some of the flowers that my SIL Jill has in her garden.
Thanks for visiting.

Wireless doorbells

Do you have a wireless doorbell in your home? Our door bell at home is a little outdated, we have the old style type. This would be something to consider to update in the future as a project for our home. For now, it is still working so it will remains as the one that we are going to use as long as it serves the purpose. But anyhow, if you are looking for any type of doorbell, has it all. They have a different selection of doorbells at prices you can not beat. Technology has evolved in so many creative ways that it gives the consumer the ability to relax and enjoy the convenience of having different gadgets that they can use in their everyday life. Whenever I look back on my life then, and look at my life now, it makes me smile because before I never liked cooking as you have to battle with so many manual ways of doing stuff. I love cooking now because I have kitchen gadgets that makes my cooking a lot easier and faster. It is more enjoyable than making a fire out of firewood and chopping your ingredients. Now I can cook without tears in my eyes because I have an awesome stove unlike then.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Rustic Old Steel Mill

Here are some of my drive-by shot of the rustic old steel mill in Weirton.  Some buildings are  rusty as  they are not operating anymore but some are are still  in operation.
Just a short  glimpse of what  you would see in Weirton.

Cool vests

The weather is still cooler from over here, our side of the world which is nice because we are not using too much electric power to heat. We get to sleep with open windows during the night time which allows the fresh air to come through our house and give us a cool and lovely, sound sleep. I am wondering if we will have an intense summer of heat because we have had such a mellow winter, and also because we have had a long cool spring weather. Thinking of the potential heat, it occurs to me that a Cool Vest will be a good thing to have through this coming summer time as you can enjoy the heat of the sun and still feel refreshed when you are outside. 

There is a huge selection of Cool Vests at where you can browse, enjoy and shop. They also have different kinds of products that you would enjoy during the summer time, like fluoride filters, garden filters and sprinklers, shower and water filters, radiation water filters and more. I like their selection of women's Cool Vests, they are stylish and I love the color choices. I think that their color alone would make you feel cooler even under the scourging heat of the sun as their colors are fabulous, reflecting the sun exactly the way they should. Find out more about their products by visiting any of the links provided above. Have fun browsing!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bosom of the Earth

The first thing I do when I walk out our door to the backyard, I go to my rose bush and savor the  fragrance of my yellow rose.  They are now in full bloom and there's lots of them!
"A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind."
-Clive Bell-

High Quality Working Shoes

My husband used to have a pair of wolverine boots that he uses for work.   Now that he is retired, he  put it away.  Wolverine boots are  a good quality working shoes, hubby had his for years and still in great condition til now.  The price that he paid is really worth the quality and durability  that the shoes has.   Does anyone  owns these kind of working shoes?  What is your experience in using the said product?


 We saw this cicada at a mailbox at the neighborhood.

Here's  some info from Wikipedia about the cicada.

A cicada (/sɪˈkeɪdə/ or /sɪˈkɑːdə/) is an insect of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha (which was formerly included in the now invalid order Homoptera), in the superfamily Cicadoidea, with large eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent, well-veined wings. There are about 2,500 species of cicada around the world, and many of them remain unclassified. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates where they are among the most widely recognized of all insects, mainly due to their large size and unique sound. Cicadas are often colloquially called locusts,[1] although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are a kind of grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spring Beauty

 Crab apple is one beautiful tree that I always look forward to during spring time.  It provides  sweet scent and beautiful   sight in anyone's   garden.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Yellow Rose Sweet Scent

My yellow rose is finally blooming. I always look forward for her to bloom because the fragrance is so addictive.
Have a great week ahead everyone!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Below are the rest of the photos I took during our short nature trek here in our area.
Doing outdoor activities is our way of keeping fit as a family.  Hiking and biking are just  few of the activities where we can have great fun.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Rich Tulips

I see someone hiding behind the tulips. Hmmnn, who could that be?  Are you peeping Tom?  Kidding here folks.  
I find this tulips very unusual because my sister-in-law grew these beauties in the Jar with just water in it.  They bloomed beautifully with rich colors I have seen in a tulip.
May the color of the tulips brighten your day!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012


 The ants are now feasting with the sweetness of peonies.   THere's no ants in the photos though as I took the picture after  the  rain poured the other day.

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Fall Foliage

We love  having long weekends because we get to go somwhere.  School is fun but without an intermission to  break the daily routine, it ca...

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