Helping Mommys Win is hosting a Giveaway!

Silverheartgirl is hosting a bracelet giveaway! I love her blogs!
They really help moms like me win.
She posts blog contests that have rare/few/ comments which gives you more chances of winning.
Right now, she's hosting a giveaway courtesy of Charms Factory.

I love that she got a twilight bracelet.
That's what we have in common.

For more giveaways and to participate in this giveaway
Click on the button below.

The contest ends on September 10 and is open worldwide!

What do you love finding in Blogs?

I have a certain attachment to blogs that have the human calendar. I find it quirky, amusing and much more personal. Though I'm not really sure what use it really gives the reader.
Then I see some of these things on blogs and I find them really cute, amusing and artistic. I admire artists and crafters a lot.
These are known as your moods.Punkymoods to be exact
My Unkymood Punkymood (Unkymoods)
Then I'm a little fond of tickers too. 
Those that have personal details like

Daisypath Anniversary tickers
Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers
Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Then there are those quotes that are so unique and amazing.

With a lot of topics to choose from, that ranges from Age, Life, Love and Marriage.

Plus always, I love a blog that has great templates.
I envy designers who can create their own unique brand of templates.
Do you like great blog designs?
I think a lot of bloggers earn from designing their templates and selling them.
I keep on wishing that I could do the same but my creative juices aren't really that much. I love to try but the effort doesn't love me.

Some great designers that I like that provide Free and Custom Made Templates
(meaning free or with a tag in random order)
Smitten Blog Designs
Simply Fabulous Templates
Gisele Jacquenod
Some designers just provide backgrounds.
Easy to install and much simpler.
Leelou Blogs
Shabby Blogs
Cutest Blog on the Block
Deb's Blog Backgrounds ---> she uses gorjuss tubes and they're so cute!

Or if you love to look for templates online and edit them to make them yours.
I highly recommend browsing through templates from these sites:
Deluxe Templates

What do you love finding in blogs besides useful and informative content?
Fun facts?

Mommy Moments: Name Game

mommy moments
This is P.M.
my only daughter
we call her Maegan
Maegan was named after my mom.
Hubby and I had a deal on how we were going to name our kids.
If the child was going to be a girl, initials would be PM, his name first, then mine, but the nickname is the M.
If the child was going to be a boy, initials would be MP, mine first, nickname is his initials.
Here's MP
my only son

his nickname is Paul.
He is an unexpected surprise.
My children have two names each.
Maegan's name means :  Noble Pearl
Paul's name means: Little Warrior

For more Mommy Moments with Names as the topic, go here

Thusday Thunks: Dog Kisses and Memories

BS, Dog Kisses, Memories And You Guessed It...More!

Welcome to the August 27th version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number of kids I have and the color of dead roses.

1. Have you ever played Bull***t? No. Though I did see it played in a movie, " How to Lose a guy in 10 days!" I love Kate Hudson and Matthew Mcconaughey

2. A dog licks you on your face. Are you disgusted or thinking it was sweet? Depends on whose dog it is. If it's a loved and pampered pet... I might think it's sweet. But I usually cringe at dogs. I'm a cat person.

3. Tell us about a fun/special memory you have of a grandparent.
A fun/special memory I have of a grandparent is of my grandparents from California, they came home to the Philippines and brought their very own BINGO game, computerized and all that. You press it and the next number was announced.We were at the beach and we were playing BINGO. 

4. Have you ever pet a rat?
    No. Never. I have no plans of doing so.

5. If I walked into your kitchen, where are the cups?
    No cups. Mugs. Mugs are in the dishkeeper. 

6. Since you already let me in your home, I found the cup and had water, now where's the bathroom from the kitchen?
    Check the door adjacent to the kitchen.

7. Have you ever pet a turtle or tortoise?
     Yep. We had 3 pet turtles who lived in an acquarium that got too stinky so we gave them away.

Find more thunkers here.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Letters That I'll Never Send: Dear Future Self

Dear Future Self,

            By the time you read this, I hope that your kids are off to college and that you're enjoying the business
I helped putting up with. Did we do the internet cafe/book store/ study lounge dream come true yet? If not, I suggest you better get a hold of your cousin Joy and ask her on how to become the official distributor of Garibaldi Arts in the Philippines. Or at least an official reseller if not the distributor. Running out of ideas? You should try taking cooking lessons, you know how to read instructions, I just wonder whether you have a great palate - I know you love to eat. Are you still fat? If you've become rich, you should have that liposuction we have been internally eternally arguing about. Your kids might be ashamed of you already. But you're a diabetic and forever will be, so ask your doctor first.
            How's your husband? Are you taking good care of him? You should, you know. He might find his ex and marry her then where will you be??? Kidding aside, I know he's good to you but take care of him and never take him for granted. Unspoil your kids or at least warn their grandma from spoiling them. By now, they should have toured the Philippines and seen Hongkong Disneyland already. Ok?
             This letter's too long for my own comfort. See you when I read you.

TV Shows I'm Looking Forward to

Clip above: If it's there: It's of One Tree Hill.
I just got caught up reading about new stuff that's going to happen.
Well, I also learned that Lucas and Peyton aren't in the series anymore.
No biggie for me, since I love Brooke more.

You don't know who Brooke Davis is?

MovieWeb - Movie Photos, Videos & More

That's Brooke Davis, with Julian - finally, the man who deserves her.

The New Cast Photo: courtesy of Bethany-Source

Clip below: Winchester Boys kicking a**.
It's from the series with the title: Supernatural.
I just love these brothers.
Plus, it gets a lot interesting now since Lucifer is on earth and All h*** breaks loose.

Something I'm Obsessing Over

I rarely have the time to watch television, or if I do, then I must be in luck. One thing that caught my attention while my kids were napping and this is a rare event which I have to celebrate... I got a clip of an interview between Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.

I found it interesting that he suddenly disappears even if they're just having conversation. At least that's what I think what happens. Curiously enough, it's based on a novel written by Audrey Niffenegger. Since it's based on a novel and oftentimes, I love the book more than the movie always...I did an impulsive thing by buying it at ebay. It costs a dollar. I hope it's worth it. I bought it to ease my mind from being a pirate. I just hope that the seller isn't a pirate as well. Oh well. I'm so looking forward to reading the book and hopefully getting to watch the movie in hbo sometime next next year.Or pray that my husband be the sweetie and pirate who'll buy this for me.

If any of you have read the novel or seen the movie, how would you rate it?

The Queen's Meme: Message in a Bottle Tag

Somewhere in a faraway bloggiverse on an island with a palm tree swaying in the breeze, a message bottle sits side by side with a Pina Colada and a cute little striped umbrella horizontally tilted in the beachy sand.
Did YOUR bottle make it to land? Have you checked lately?

There are now 285 bottles floating in the bloggy ocean just waiting to be mysteriously delivered to a tropical island near you. It's time you added yours!

Here are the rules:
You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean.
Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Rant or ruminate.
Anonymous or not.
What message would you like to send out to the universe?

1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle below.
It can even be ANONYMOUS message.
I will not reveal your identity.

2. Right click and Save the graphic below

3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture

4. Post the meme and these rules on your blog

6. Tag a minimum of five people - or your entire blogroll - to do the same.
Notify them of the tag.

For my edited photo:

The photo above is for the blogiverse!
But here's another one for the man of my life (if I'm stuck on an island)

Since this is a tag, I hope to tag:
  1. Pehpot
  2. Kikamz 
  3. Enchie 
  4. Chris 
  5. Rose 
This is the minimum five I'm tagging, but I'd actually like to tag the whole blogroll and if you want to be added at my links, then you better do it as well. It's a great tag!

Tuesday Couch Potatoes: Science Fiction 3d Animation

Actually, I'm a little lost on this one. Does this mean Cartoons? Or something like X-Men and Fantastic Four with people and lots of CGI? Then I decided to cheat and look at the host's blog. Finally, I understood.
I'm not much into this, yet. If I had to pick a favorite though, I guess I have to say that I have to blog about the only one that I got to catch a glimpse of and that I was interested a little but haven't seen wholly.

What caught my eye was: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and it's because of Tifa and Cloud.

Sorry for the lack of explanation. But I made a commitment to not miss any of the memes I really like. So by hook, or by crook - here I am.

Link from Blog: Review

Here's an update from my signup to Link From Blog. If you don't know what Link from Blog is, it is a way where bloggers can earn extra money through blog advertising. In 3 simple steps, you get to earn from your blog. The first step is to sign up. You can do so by clicking on the banner below.

A task is given to you for your blog to become activated. Their service is actually fast, In a matter of a few hours, or less than a day, my blog got activated.

A discovery about this service that makes it more interesting to me is that you can actually haggle with the offer of the advertiser. If you think that your job is worth more, then go ahead and demand a price that you think is reasonable. The range of your bid is actually posted so that's something new and refreshing.

Even more tempting about this offer is that you also earn through solid referrals. So if you know anyone who loves making blog reviews  then you should ask them to join this site.

Come on. Let's earn together.

Jodi's Meme: My Life According to Linkin Park

Sunday Stealing: Jodi's Meme

INSTRUCTIONS: Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Post as "Jodi's Meme: My Life According to (BAND/ARTIST NAME)" The great thing is that if you have already done this meme, you can do it again with a different artist! Please do!

My Life According to:

-Are you a male or female?


-Describe yourself

By Myself

-How do you feel right now?


-If you could go anywhere, where would you go?


-Your favorite form of transportation

With You

-Describe Your Morning Routine


-Your best friend is :

A Place for my head

-What's the weather like


-Pet Peeve?


-If your life was a TV show, what would it be called

Nobody's Listening

-Your relationship

 Somewhere I Belong

-Your Fear


-What is the best advice you have to give?

Easier to Run

-If you could change your name, you would change it to


-What do you say when you are frustrated?

Don't Stay

-Thought for the day

Breaking the Habit

-How you would like to die

In the End

-Your soul's present condition

 From the Inside

-Your motto

Points of Authority

Mommy Moments: Rain Rain Go Away!

We don't usually go out when it rains. We watch the rain as it falls down on the open areas of the house.  That's why I was hesitant in making a post today. But I promised myself to never miss a Mommy Moment, so here I am. I do have this one adorable photo of my daughter dear when her grandma got her a little umbrella. So at least I have something to post about rains - umbrella and my daughter.

For more moments like these or right looking ones at least, click on the banner below!

mommy moments

Link from Blog: How to Make $1000 a month

I've been bloghopping for 2 days in a row now. I think this is the most entrecard drops I've ever made when I stumbled upon a new way to make money online. I am writing this post to make my joining it official and hopefully help you earn some money too. I will update you as soon as they approve my blog since this is my trial by fire.
LinkFromBlog - advertise with my Blog
When you join, you are asked to signup with important details about yourself (the usual signup procedure)
To activate your blog, you have to write a post about them.
Send an invitation out so you get to be on your way to earning money from them.
Best of all, you even get a free gift, two e-books with LinkFromBlog tips, tricks and secrets:
"How to make $1000 a month by working at LinkFromBlog" and "Tips For Success Blogs Advertising"
That easy and that simple.
What are you waiting for? Click on the banner above and join me in our way to making money online.

Increase Your Links Tag

Thanks to Laine for this tag!
1. Try to make a post just like this one and mention this process.
2. From the list of blog sites below remove the number 1 and move the rest in the list 1 step higher (i. e number 2 becomes number 1, and so on). Add your blog name in the 5th position. Don't forget to copy the links. (Here's my list-my site added in the end)
3. List at most five of your friends blog site here with link and inform them of this post and ask them to do the same. Here's my list:
  1. The Sweet Life  
  2. Calvin's Hub 
  3. Make or Break 
  4. Silver's Heart 
  5. The Smoke Rings of my Mind

Letters That I'll Never Send: To the Man of My Life

Letters That I'll Never Send #1

To the Man of my Life:

It's been a while since I thanked you. You just celebrated your 29th birthday and I'm so glad that I've known you for 12 years of it. I love the fact that we started out as friends, since it's a more solid foundation. I'd like to thank you for our first 4 years, my college life would not have been the same without you. I thank you for the next 4 years, the time we spent apart as you worked, as I worked and stayed in our provinces and seeing each other during holidays and breaks made us learn that we could still love each other even when we're apart. Last, but not the least, I thank you for the recent 4 years of my life, our life spent together as we made our family. You are a very important part of my life. Without you, my life would be incomplete. Thank you love, and I love you Pedz.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Thursday Thunks: Stupid Questions that you love to Answer

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the number ziltch and the color of spider webs.

1. Your thoughts on hunting?

 The Cullens, Edward and Emmett hunting in areas where there are grizzly bears and mountain lions. Vegetarian vampires.Vampires on special diet.  

2. Swine Flu vaccine... will you get it?
 No. But I do have a regular adult flu vaccine. Swine Flu can be prevented... just constantly use hand sanitizer and take your vitamins!

3. What is one job/profession that you think there are just too many of?


4. I want to go on a diet, what advice will you offer me?

Take all the soda out of your fridge and pour them down the drain, while you're at it, take out that ice cream and dump it somewhere.

5. You are going out on a date with someone for the very first time. When you get into their car, you see a box of condoms on the floor. What do you do?

This isn't likely to happen to me since I'm married and can't date anyone else besides my husband. But if this did happen, I'd ask the guy if he was meeting someone else later tonight because nothing's gonna happen between us.

6. Name something in your bathroom that shouldn't be there.

An ancient 'apricot scrub' that was never used. 

7. What was your Kindergarten teacher like?

I still remember her name. Miss Allas, and she was darker than the rest of us but she knew how to handle crying kids which most of us were when we were in kinder.

8. What kind of oil do you use when you cook?

Vegetable oil , sometimes Canola, but if we're feeling rich, we use corn oil and olive oil.

9. If someone takes an unflattering picture of you and posts it online, do you beg them to take it down or do you laugh at yourself with everyone else?

I'd cry first, then laugh later. I won't beg though. Maybe borrow it and photoshop it.

10. What brand of dishwashing soap do you use?

J-o-y dishwashing liquid. Isang patak kaya ang sangkatututak!
(One drop can clean tons)

Introducing: The Letters that I'll Never Send Meme

I'd like to pitch this idea to you, who are like me, meme lovers and writers.

I had this concept before of making an entire blog just full of letters to people - with just because, someone depressed, to share a story to a friend, to rant, to a former friend, an ex-lover... something like that. It was meant to be open letters and written anonymously but I never got to doing it. I did one entry once - a long time ago. It was fun. I got to write things I'd never had the guts to say to that person face to face.. and I'm pretty sure that that person never got to read it but it was therapeutic for me, if I could use that term so boldly.

Here's the concept: Starting Thursday, August 20, after posting about my Thursday Thunks I am going to make this new meme.

The Letters that I'll Never Send Meme 
  •  Each week you'll be given a subject/ a person/ a topic/ or an event to write about. The letter can be short, simple, lengthy, funny, in short, anything you want - just the way you'd like to write it. 
  • No hate letters, you can rant, but watch your language! 
  • Rules are simple, after posting your entry, leave a comment here with the link to your post - I'll be providing a mcklinky. 
  • Your job after making your post is to check out others who joined the meme/blog carnival/blog hop.  Hopefully you can comment on their entries as well. 
  • Here's the meme button:

Come and join! I hope I can make it fun!
What do you think?
Should I do it?


August 20: To the Man of my Life
August 27: Dear Future Self
September 3: To my Eldest Child (present/future)
September 10: A Letter to my Favorite Author

You can also leave your suggested topics at this post.
Thanks for reading!
Hope you join.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]