Tuesday, August 31, 2010

For Happy Babies

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My friend just gave birth to a bouncy baby boy. He is the cutest baby so far especially when he works on his smiley blue eyes on me. My friend being a first time Mom is always worried about simple things. I can’t blame her. It is her first time and he is her first baby. She only wants the best for his new bundle of joy. One day she was crying on the phone and I panicked. I thought something bad happened to her baby boy. I drove to her house only to find out that her baby blue eyes has diaper rash. Big deal! Yes, indeed.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Me" Time

Hubby was up Byron again gold panning with his friend. I work on weekends now too so I have an excuse not to go with him anymore. Thank God.

After work I went to the store to do some window shopping. I browsed on some new items on sale and ended up buying 2 pairs of shoes. But hey, I got a good deal. [Will write a post about it next.]

On my way home, I decided to stop by Sebago Lake and concluded my weekend "Me Time" spending few minutes at the scenic view parking lot taking in the lake's beautiful scenery.

Our Weekend Memoirs

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Yard Sale Madness

It is still summer and most Mainers are still in organizing mode, cleaning up their attics and cellars and disposing their trash. Most of their trash ended up in yard sale and instantly turned into treasures.

This weekend, my friend and I went for another treasure hunting and rounded the entire town and neighboring towns for yard sale. 

We even went as far as New Hampshire in search of the yard sale and my special shampoo.

Our Weekend Memoirs

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Crazy Work Schedule

My work schedule is crazy but I love it. I love getting up early in the morning and leaving home at 5 AM. But there are advantages to it like... I usually see the beautiful foggy sunrise at Killick Pond Road.

And when I feel sleepy while driving home, I can pull over in a parking lot and take a nap in my car... with great view.

At the Scenic View on top of a hill at Limerick.
My favorite No. 1 Pond in Sanford.
The Ossippe Lake in Waterboro.

Coupons Rock!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Linens 'N Things. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love coupons. They are one of the best tools that a shopaholic needs to survive in this tough economy. They are one of the best things ever invented to help any shopaholic turn into wise shopper. And they are one of the most important reasons why any shopaholic doesn’t feel guilty for splurging. LOL

Well, I love coupons and I use them… when I don’t forget to bring them when I go shopping. Yeah, that is one problem that I need to deal with. I cut up lots of coupons from the newspapers and magazines but when it is time to go shopping I always forget to bring them so they just expire and become useless. But when it comes to online shopping, that is a different story. I never forget my coupons because I just need the code to enter in a box and I’m all set. I get the discount I deserve.

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Yep, I already did my online shopping for new beddings and bath towels. And I am planning to go shopping for my early Christmas gifts for my loved ones from LNT.com too. I love Lines N’ Things because they have a vast assortment of products that I like and today they have their Summer White Sale so I can get $10 off on my purchases of over $50. Good deal, huh?

Well, summer is almost over and fall will not last long. As soon as the last leaf falls, Christmas will be here. It’s time to go Christmas shopping and it’s time to check out LNT.com so you can get the best Christmas presents for a really great deal.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hubby's Sunset

These are all Hubby's shots.

I cannot take credit for these beautiful sunsets because he was the one who took these photos when he visited the Philippines in 2005.

These photos were taken in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.

He fell in love with this... before he fell in love with me.

And this is the reason why he married me... I guess. LOL.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Day I decided to paint again

Today, I finally decided to paint again and give my other passion a second chance. And so I brought the easel out from hiding. And set it out in the backyard.

It was already accumulating cobweb but still in good shape.


Then I brought out the art thingies from where they were tacked away for years.

And set them on the table.

When I was done setting up everything, I tried to get an inspiration.

And looked around for a perfect subject...

for PHOTOGRAPHY!!!! hahahaha

Well... I just paint next time.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lifestyle Booster

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Favorite Season: Yard Sale

One of the most important activities that I enjoy during summertime in Maine is shopping. Well, shopping for a true-blooded shopaholic is an all-year-round activity and perhaps a whole-year-round season, of course. But for me who is a former shopaholic convert I only always look forward for summertime yard sale because I can get a lot of value for my dollars.

I enjoy “treasure hunt game” when I was a kid and now that I am a grown-up I apply that skill I learned from childhood in my yard sale hopping and shopping spree. I love to challenge myself with my sense of creativity to convert or transform old things into something new and useful. I love the feeling of victory when I can find things under the rubble of piles upon piles of old stuff. I love the feeling of triumph when I stumble on some really new things that owners didn’t have the chance to use because they didn’t actually realize they have them until it’s time to dispose them. And most importantly, I love yard sale because I don’t feel guilty spending my money on my splurges because stuffs are really cheap. I don’t have to worry if they accept credit card because I don’t need to swipe it, in the first place.

So summer is almost over in Maine. It’s also about time for cleaning-up-the-mess season too. And during this time of summer, I go “gaga” over yard… garage… or barn sales that I can find all over the place. And last weekend, my friend and I went around town yard, garage, barn [not necessarily in that order] sale hopping the whole day and ended up with lots of stuff that added up to my accumulated earthly possessions.

Porcelain cup and saucer = $1.25

Porcelain picture frame = $1

Liz Claiborne wallet and check book case = $2.10  

Satin and beads picture frame = 75cents

Brand new 3-inch shoes = $5
Fun that me and my friend had = PRICELESS!

As my Hubby will always say – somebody’s junk is someone else’s treasure. And for me, I found some treasures in somebody else’s junk, so to speak. But on the hindsight… after checking all the stuff I brought home and admiring them for awhile… I was thinking maybe next year… it’s my turn to stage my own yard sale because I did accumulate a lot of stuff that I don’t actually use. It could be more useful to other people. Perhaps it’s my junks’ turn to become somebody else’s treasure. What do you think?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Passion for Passion

I was looking for my flip-flops the other day and I couldn't find them. What I found was the canvas and easel that Hubby gifted me 3 Christmases ago. I almost forgot I got those. I have a complete set of painting materials that remained untouched and unused. But I have an alibi. I AM BUSY!

I am busy taking pictures, blogging and facebooking that is why I forgot all about it. I forgot all about my other passion that used to relax me and give me joy. And just like any of my many hobbies... it's part of who I am.

So maybe one of these days... I will be doing something different. I just hope I still have "it".

This is Hubby's photo of a school of fish he took during one of his scuba diving adventures in Puerto Galera, in Mindoro Philippines.

This is my own interpretation of the picture above which I did in watercolor [my one and only watercolor painting] which was a birthday gift to Hubby.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer Vacation, Last Hurrah

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.

Summer is already on a countdown. We have only few more weeks left and Fall is almost here. I can already feel it in the air. The days seem to be getting shorter now and the nights are already getting colder. And yes, I already saw a couple of maple leaves turning yellow.

Well, I can’t stop summer but I can make the most out of it before school starts again. But there is one problem. You see, you have read all about gold panning here. And gold panning is the only thing that Hubby wants to do right now. So how can I convince him to go where I want to? And where do I want to go? Missouri.

I have not been to Missouri but I heard all about it from a friend of mine. She and her hubby have been there and she can’t stop telling me all the good things about Branson and how they enjoyed their vacation there. They are planning to go back there again next summer. According to her, they stayed at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel which is a full-service hotel connected to the famous Branson Convention Center which is located in the heart of the historic Downtown Branson, Missouri . It was just across Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing, a retail and entertainment district situated at the legendary Lake Taneycomo.

If you are planning to spend the few last days of summer at Branson… you might want to know these:

Branson has ongoing events for everyone’s entertainment this summer like the exciting Branson Z Fest, National Kid’s Fest, Stage One National Dance Finals, performances by Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker and the fun Father’s Day Bass Pro Boat Show; not to mention a series of amazing concerts conveniently located on the Branson Landing including shows from 65 South, Colgate Country Showdown with KHOZ 102.9, EXILE, The Nashvegas All Stars, and the Liz Moriondo Band!

It will surely be fun to be a part of all those events. My only problem is… will I be able to drag Hubby to Missouri. So I got one brilliant idea… I googled... and googled... and googled... some more and guess what? Yes! There is GOLD in Missouri and Hubby will surely be "gold panning" there too. So, hope to see yah all there.

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