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Monday, November 29, 2010

TTBH and ST

Busy Mom's Tips Tuesday Blog HopStumble Tumble Tuesday

I Stumbled on this Stumble Tumble Tuesday and am enjoying what am seeing! How about you?

Next week will be the debut of Stumble Tumble Tuesday- the new Stumble Upon hop hosted by Simply Stacie, Still Blonde After All These Years, Kelly’s Lucky You, Acting Balanced, Shopper Gal andLuxury Reading! In anticipation, we have prepared a tutorial on Stumble Upon to get you ready for next week.

What is Stumble Upon?

Stumble Upon is a service that helps you find websites that fit your interests. It uses information you provide to suggest sites that you will find interesting. Also, Stumble Upon will give you links to sites that your friends have recommended. It’s easy to use, you just give sites a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to rate them. Stumble Upon uses that information and then when you click on the Stumble Upon icon, it will suggest potentially interesting sites for you. With 10.6 million users, it is a hugely popular community- based surfing tool.

“A Way to Find Your Corner of the Internet Sky”

“A Web service called StumbleUpon has spent the last six years trying to satisfy such a need, perfecting a formula to help you discover content you are likely to find interesting. You tell the service about your professional interests or your hobbies, and it serves up sites to match them. As you “stumble” from site to site, you will feel as if you are channel-surfing the Internet, or rather, a corner of the Internet that is most relevant to you.”

- New York Times, October 7, 2007

“The Most Addictive Website Ever”

“StumbleUpon is the greatest thing ever invented. The site makes the Internet infinite in its possibilities yet totally accessible. Warning: never has a website hijacked my brain, my attention span, and time itself quite like StumbleUpon.”

- The Oprah Magazine, January 30, 2009

Why use StumbleUpon?

For a general user:

  1. It’s fun and random. Great way to find new material in your area of interest
  2. Very easy to interact. Toolbar can be placed on your brower. No separate webpage.
  3. You can also Stumble Videos

For the blogger: (Reason are many, here’s the top 9 reasons)

  1. Generate rapid exposure for a specific website, brand or concept
  2. Establish a reader base for your blog very quickly.
  3. Gain numerous backlinks from StumbleUpon visitors with websites
  4. Potentially more powerful than Twitter or Facebook
  5. Better privacy rules and restrictions than Facebook
  6. You can share your website reviews
  7. Stumbleupon makes tagging easy, so your content is easy to find. You do not need any super technical keyword research. Broad keywords work best.
  8. Easy to see what your competition is up to…subscribe to their Stumbles
  9. Stumbleupon works best when other Stumble you post so posting your articles that you want Stumbled on our Stumble Tumble Tuesday Linky is a great way of achieving your Traffic goals!

Downloading the Stumble Upon Toolbar:

Downloading and integrating StumbleUpon is easy! All you need to do is open your browser, choose the download you want, and presto! you’re in business. Go here to choose your browser.

StumbleUpon can be added to:

  • StumbleUpon Add-On for Firefox. (PC and Mac)
  • StumbleUpon Toolbar for Internet Explorer. (PC)
  • StumbleUpon Extension for Chrome. (PC and Mac)
  • StumbleUpon Web-bar (All browsers and platforms.)
  • Drag this Stumble! button to your Bookmarks toolbar to launch StumbleUpon directly from your browser. No installation required.

    Once you’ve downloaded the StumbleUpon toolbar, you’ll have stumbling available at the click of a mouse, so easy!

    Types of Posts to Stumble:

    You can stumble just about any type of post! It can be a post that captured your interest, one that made you laugh or a post where you learned something. I tend to stumble posts that I find interesting and that I think will appeal to other bloggers like myself. I have heard through the grapevine that you aren’t allowed to stumble giveaways.

    Should you stumble your own posts?

    Yes, you can stumble your own posts as long as you are stumbling more of other peoples and not just your own posts. I rarely stumble my own posts.

    If you are the first person to stumble a post, please make sure to do a quick review of the post. You need to list the post title, category and a few sentences on what it’s about. It’s a one time only sort of thing so make sure you do it if you are the first one to stumble!




    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    Yummy Sunday: Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

    Strawberry Refrigerator Cake Recipe

    Just made one today....oooooohhhhh so delicious, the kids love it, can't put the spoon down!

    Ingredients

    • 1 (18.25 ounce) package strawberry cake mix
    • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries
    • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
    • 1 pint fresh strawberries

    Directions

    1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Allow to cool. Poke holes on top of cake. Puree thawed strawberries with juice in a blender or food processor and spoon over top of baked cake.
    2. To Make Topping: Prepare pudding mix as directed on package using one cup of milk. Fold whipped topping into pudding mixture and spread over cake. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    3. Arrange fresh strawberries decoratively on top of cake and serve.

    SWS

    The Orchestra and choral rendition of "Midnight Cry" was awesome, I cried!

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    Blind Painters...Oh my, they are really gifted..HOW?

    Painting is ever recognized as among the highest-appreciated arts requiring great talents from artists. There are lots of paintings in the world considered as state-of-the-arts created by famous professional artists. It\'s so amazing that there are masterpieces taken by well-known blind artists around the world including Lisa Fittipaldi, John Bramblitt, Esref Armagan, Le Duy Ung, Dmitri. Such blind artists\' paintings are often amazingly realistic, colorful, perspective, and detailed. Let\'s have a look at the most excellent and typical paintings of the five most famous blind paintersever in the world.

    I AM BLOWN AWAY.....This is a special entry for my blog! I am humbled and felt blessed.

    The blind watercolor painter Lisa FittipaldiLisa Fittipaldi is best-known as the blind Watercolor artist for her Florence Art Gallery with an exhibit of latest works.




    Sunday, November 21, 2010

    MYM

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    Adult Big Top Clown Costume
    This would be my costume for this weekend friends party if I could find one today....am hoping against all odds to scout the costume stores for this one...wish me luck today...for MYM....got to find this!

    Yummy Sunday


    Squash Flan

    leche flan cake

    How to make it

    • 1.Caramelize brown sugar in a pot. Make sure there is equal distribution of sugar. Set aside.
    • 2. Blend squash, cornstarch, evaporated milk, and sugar.
    • 3. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
    • 4. Pour in baking container and steam for 15-20 minutes or until fork inserted comes out clean.
    • 5. Refrigerate.

    Saturday, November 20, 2010

    SWS


    In God's name my life is wonderful.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Colors in our Life

    Hello Friends & Bloggers try this out for our enjoyment

    Meanings of color

    Here is a table of colors and many of the meanings they tend to evoke. Notice how colors can mean very different things - it is not that the colors themselves have meaning, it is that we have culturally assigned meanings to them. For example, red means warmth because of the color of fire. Likewise, it means anger because of the increased redness of the face when it flushes with blood. Purple symbolizes royalty only because the only purple dye that was available for many centuries was very expensive.

    ColorMeaning
    RED:warmth, love, anger, danger, boldness, excitement, speed, strength, determination, desire, courage
    ORANGE:cheerfulness, low cost, affordability, enthusiasm, stimulation, creativity
    YELLOW:attention-grabbing, comfort, liveliness, cowardliness, hunger, optimism, overwhelm, Summer, comfort, liveliness, intellect, happiness, energy
    GREEN:durability, reliability, environmental, luxurious, optimism, well-being, nature, calm, relaxation, Spring, safety, honesty, optimism, harmony, freshness
    BLUE:peace, professionalism, loyalty, reliability, honor, melancholia, boredom, coldness, Winter, depth, stability, professionalism, honor, trust
    PURPLE:power, royalty, nobility, elegance, sophistication, artificial, luxury, mystery, royalty, elegance, magic
    GRAY:conservatism, traditionalism, intelligence, serious, dull, uninteresting
    BROWN:relaxing, confident, casual, reassuring, nature, earthy, solid, reliable, genuine, Autumn, endurance
    BLACK:Elegance, sophistication, formality, power, strength, illegality, depression, morbidity, night
    WHITE:Cleanliness, purity, newness, virginity, peace, innocence, simplicity, sterility, snow

    Cultural effects

    Remember that color can be culturally dependent - for example, although Black is the color of death in many countries, in China the color associated with death is White.Use the color in situations where you are trying to persuade. Use shades of brown and green to relax people and say you are environmentally friendly. Use red to kick people into action. And so on.

    McDonald's, apparently, use red and yellow because red=fast and yellow=hunger (hence fast food!).

    Remember also that meaning is what we create. It does not exist in the color itself and individual meanings may or may not exist in different cultures and individuals.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    What a day to be Thankful!

    My son, who is in Grade 6 was invited to be a member of the University Orchestra.....what a blessing...he plays lead trumpet in the elementary ensemble and now....a more mature group.....blessings....he told me last night that he learned a lot from this mature group and from the conductor himself.....my third year high school daughter is a member too for almost two years now, and am glad the two of them are together in the big orchestra. Love you kids!
    A thesis advisee passed the proposal defense with an above average rating from the four panel member..96%....whew...wonderful blessings from above.
    My husband's safe arrival to Jakarta Indonesia. He is attending the International Convention for Health Practitioners and Providers Nov.15-21, 2010....miss him for a week.
    A special gift provided by a friend.....in time of need...there is always a brother or a sister in Christ.
    My three week duty is done...am resting.....now.....ready for another days of duty in another agency/institution or what. Thank you Lord.
    FOR NEW FOUND BLOGGERS AND THE OLD ONES AROUND..KEEP ON PROVIDING SPIRITUAL FOOD....EMOTIONAL PUSH.....LAUGHS.....THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAYS BRIGHTER...YOU ALL MEAN A LOT TO ME.....MORE POWER TO US ALL!

    When Bad things Happen to Good Home Owners!

    Ahhhh...not again....complains are already mounting with contaminations, leakage, foul smells, home fixtures falling. Consumers who bought homes during the housing boom and those houses built in 2002 and 2007are also worried that Chinese drywall problems can lead to electrical problems, thus making it difficult to sell their homes. Drywall, also known as wallboard or plasterboard, is typically made from the mineral gypsum in the US, but a shortage led suppliers to import drywall from gypsum mines in China.

    Homeowners are concerned over the potential for property damage and health problems resulting from drywall from China that reportedly leaks corrosive chemicals. Reports include copper tubing turning black, the failure of air conditioning coils exposed to the drywall, smells of sulfur and illness (possibly from breathing airborne sulfuric compounds), including respiratory problems, nosebleeds and headaches
    . We have to do something about it, and this agency can help
    http://www.chinesedrywallproblem.com. Accordingly, CDC is working with federal agencies responsible for indoor and outdoor air testing to ensure that the results can help answer health questions. Something must be done or else we could be at risk too....I still want to enjoy my grandchildren and my retirements years...an active participation to a solution must be done. why don't you join me now!

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    Sunday, November 14, 2010

    Mellow Yellow Monday




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    My mom Joy age 74 is still actively painting and encourage her to enjoy her retirement years to produce more works of art. This is one moment am going to remember...her...enjoying what she loves most. For MYM lovers, got to share this moment too.

    Blinking, blinking, blinking Winter Lights

    Ding-dong-ding-dong...hear the bells ring for Christmas, see the blinking lights this Christmas...It's here again, my most favorite time of the year. Adults, children, the poor and the rich really savour the moment. And from my place it's a contest showdown for the best, the most amazing display of
    Phoenix lighting. Our house group has won two consecutive year of the Christmas Light Competition...so this year we are gearing to shop for the most unique and affordable lights. Good the site mentioned had advanced sale for all variety of lights I can choose from. By the way, it's my duty to choose the lights designs this year, and it's my privilege to come up and choose from the variety of Phoenix lighting that my friend suggested. Oh! my, got to kick my gut so I can really plan for the best light design and win the prize! Shop with me and give me your suggestion....got to go....and wish me the best!

    Saturday, November 13, 2010

    Yummy Sunday...Try this too!



    Haystacks!

    Ingredients

    1/2 kilo well-cooked red beans
    1 pc. red onions or yellow onions
    4 pcs. medium size chopped tomatoes
    a dash of powdered garlic
    salt to taste
    soyanaise or soya base all purpose cream
    asian dressing
    shredded cheese ( vegetarian if you want a healthy recipe)
    1 medium size corn chips or your choice of chips (chili, cheese, or what)

    Cook red beans very well. Drain. Mixed all ingredients thoroughly. Topped with choice chips. Chill for 30 minutes. Voila, nutritious beannie goodness, easy to prepare and delicious! Try it now!
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    Manny Pacquiao, Our HERO!


    We are proud of him for teaching us all what professional boxing is all about. I for one does not know boxing but from the fights and reviews from professional sports analyst, he's one person who is a winner but still is very professional in all his fights. I salute Manny for being humble, down to earth, God fearing and a real winner. You are our hero...keep on making our country proud of your good works!

    Your Style, My Style!

    Grandmother Del was a collector of different types, styles and designs of clocks. She has big one, medium size ones, small ones, and even tiny, tiny clocks. I did not realize what the significance of these collections. One day I asked her, and she answered that each of those clocks represents a birth in the family as a way of celebration, and she told me too that those were Mantel clocks. I got to realize that those displayed mantel clocks that completed the look of our cabinets, bookcases or table is replete with history. I got to see some brands that she had....I found out she had Howard Miller Mantel clocks and other top brands like Bulova, a Seiko and Hermle mantel clocks. She also had a collection of handcrafted mantel clocks and mantel clocks with both Key wound and Quartz movements in which, she said where gifts from friends who knew about her collections. Well from what I saw, I got interested. By this year I vowed to start my collection and started browsing around and found this site.mantle clock
    According to the manuals, these clocks are practical as they are reasonably priced some are operated by a quartz and some never require winding. They are the most accurate and most do have a chime feature. Movements may last over 20 years without maintenance except for changing battery every few years. Movement replacement is also very reasonable.I would love Mantel clocks that have chiming features like the 4/4 Westminster chime clocks will play:
    4 notes on the quarter hour
    8 notes on the half hour
    12 notes on the three quarter hour
    16 note Westminster melody on the hour and then strike the hour.

    Got to browse some more so I can enjoy the sounds of it! Come be with me and let's enjoy the adventure of style!

    Shoot Me!


    Forever In Blue Jeans
    My mom and me. Mom is 74 years but still does painting and has done exhibit in schools, by invitations and contract. Some of her works are displayed her in our background. Most of her paintings were sold locally and she has accepted foreign orders too. I thank mom for the gift of visual arts and music. She is also a musician and all of us siblings inherited her gifts. Am proud of her in every ways. Thanks Mom for you genes! LOL! May your tribe increase.

    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Friday Fill-Ins

    FFI
    So...here we go!

    1. When pigs fly I don't know where they go..hahhahah!.

    2. I'm losing weight? hahhahaha...... seriously?!

    3. Call me La Singah!! ( singer, singing, in my bathroom).

    4. LOL! if you know what I mean.

    5. The most entertaining persons in my life are my kids because they share to me innocent comments with reality in it.

    6.
    Honey, sweetheart... who's next?

    7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to resting with a cup of my favorite tea, tomorrow my plans include attending a potluck for my friends birthday, Happy Birthday Ann Jordan! and Sunday, I want to attend classes and if I have time in the afternoon visit a beauty spa....yeheey!

    My Son and his Sermon



    This week was a great blessing to us. Our son Tedd Daniel delivered a sermon, entitled " Every Home, a Little Church" at Philippine International Church in celebration of the Children's Ministry Week. All program were participated in by children from preschool up to the grade school. We parents were so excited but nervous about the whole event, specially that my son is not really up to public speaking. This occasion has changed our whole life. He took up the church lectern with braveness we haven't found in him for years. Before He went up he told he was nervous. I whispered in his ear and said..." Son, remember Moses of old, God supplied his strength to deliver God's people from Pharaoh.....he was not a very good speaker, but he went forth and glorified God. Remember God in the life of Moses and you will be okay.
    Thank you Lord for supplying our son with braveness and the faith bigger than the mustard seed. A miracle happened this week, and people told us later that they were so blessed with the clarity of his sermon. Dear Lord and Father, thank you much from the bottom of our hearts! and for this TT....am so forever thankful!

    Spinning with Wicked Profit Thoughts!

    What ahhh!...my grocery money is gone like smoke. I cannot just keep up with the demands of my kids school expenses and the rest of the prices of commodities going up suddenly. If I could just keep up with the mighty daily expense then I could be one happy mom. My mom, who is continually on an adventure found this one big surprise for me, she told me to click on this Wicked Profits. Voila! I got on some ideas, and big ones too. This is option trading and the the site trades options spreads. They are in business since 2000. Very impressive long-term record and I was in awe on how they did it. I would like to try my hands on it.....because I was really impress. It is a very conservative, honest and consistent service. And from what I saw from their record it is completely duplicable, highly recommended. My...my....my head is spinning wickedly with thoughts of profit rocketing up, up and above!

    New technology products

    Ahhh! from where I come from Christmas starts when the month of the year ends in "ber", so Christmas starts as early as September. Well, well, well, my sis-in-law who has business acumen in her head would really be excited, because it's time for extra, extra, big income by this month up to December and I knew she needs new products, technology wise to add to her collections of items and products for early gift buyers. I would happily refer her to this site I have seen,China wholesale. Oh, my she would really, really be happy. She is an astute buyer and her collection matches those coming from big boutiques in our city. This goes, that she would enjoy all the products she finds in what I found. And...well.... I would have a big smile comes Christmas, because I would have the honor to choose my gift from her new tech products! That would be my big, big, day!

    Easy as Eating My Morning Pancake!


    I sometimes got so frustrated when applying for life insurance coverage, busy people like me need extra time to really do and some carriers require a medical exam for all policies, while others require exams only for policies with substantial face values. I found out though that to entice a wider market, many companies are now offering life insurance with no medical examination required but I could just answer health questions provided.By applying for a no medical exam life insurance policy all I have to do is answer some health questions. There is no need to set up an appointment with a medical examiner, provide a blood or urine sample, and have your blood pressure taken or set up any doctor visits to confirm my health status. This is what happened when I found out aboutOnline Life Insurance Additionally, all benefits are 100% income tax-free and I will have wait a thirty-day period in which I can change my mind. If this will happen, I will receive a full refund on my money paid toward a policy.This is so cute it's as easy as eating my morning pancake.Here's an added bonus, it's an easy 3-step process that I can complete from the privacy of my home or office without speaking to an agent or requiring you take a medical exam, I only have to answer a few health questions. If qualified, I can print my in-force life insurance policy in minutes! Yeheey...I cannot wait to do it now, so bye-bye and do it with me too!

    This Web Hosting Thing Made My Day!

    I was just curious about what web hosting is about. It's new to me though my brother who is a tech wiz new tons of information about it. I called him a while ago, but I got no answer from him, so I have to call another tech friend to explain my ignorance? Haahha....it was so enlightening. He explained in plain words so I can understand that a web hosting directory features independent rating reviews of the best hosting providers. He said to see web directories like ecommerce hosting With hundreds of web hosts vying for customer business, I have to understand how to choose the best one. I now am browsing it to understand what each can offer. There were those web hosting whose prices have dropped from low to down-right cheap. And future users like me can get a web site hosted for cheaper than ever before. Cheap web hosts offer web hosting plans so affordable, my eyes drop from its sockets......it's just so affordable. The directory mentioned above was a great help to me. My friend also added that when I can choose the best web host from the directory I will be assured that when I want to put a great idea in the hands of people who know what they’re doing they will really keep it safe. So I have to find the best web hosting company today from the directory mentioned above. Oh...come now am not that old to join this group of techies, and am glad I found help!

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    WFW

    My favorite Christian women....who are amazingly gifted with angelic voices lifting praises to the Most High! Listen to their awesome song. The Celtic Woman, with their song for our WFW.......You Raise Me Up!

    Saturday, November 6, 2010

    YM Ice Cream Surprise


    Got a surprise to you everyone? Try this....surprisingly nutritious, once in a life time taste bud experience.....


    Tofu Chocolate Ice Cream (no dairy)

    Ingredients

    1 box 12 oz. Mori Nu Soft Silken Tofu, do not use low fat, do not drain
    1 12 oz. bag vegan chocolate chips, melted on low heat and cooled
    1-2 Tblsp. Vanilla - you can use whatever flavor you like
    1 cup Rice Milk (you can substitute with soy milk, Almond Milk etc.)

    Directions:

    Put the tofu in a blender and process until very smooth. Add the melted, cooled chocolate and process until well combined, you will have to stop and scrape the sides of the blender. Add the rice milk and vanilla and process until well blended. Pour into a covered container and chill until ready to use.

    Freeze. This makes a lot of tofu ice cream mix so you may only be able to freeze part of it. Enjoy!

    Serves: 8

    Thursday, November 4, 2010

    FFI

    FFI
    So...here we go!

    1. Sometimes, I thought I can't do it, but I really did it.

    2. Yikes, so tired about the whole thing.

    3. Small but terrible.

    4. The lecture in Competency Based Mgmt., Training is very enlightening.

    5. I keep meaning to lose weight, hahhahaha!

    6. but ...yet.

    7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to helping my son with his sermon, tomorrow my plans include listening to my son deliver his children's sermon and Sunday, I want to visit school, if there would be classes or else I just want to go somewhere else....!

    I Have Been so Busy, But Thanks God it's Thursday!

    My TT Prayer

    God, it's been a busy week this past few days.
    What with my internship training and all the requirements I have to learn.
    Adjustment with a new institutional culture,
    new load to learn, new faces to explore, new personalities
    to be thankful with.
    It's been back breaking, bone creaking, mind boggling pace.
    So fast, the clock ticks away, that at times I just forget to pray!
    But, Lord just hear my plea....forgive me with all the things
    I've gone astray!
    Though, I grumble with how things must work, yes Lord, you just understood.
    Just, help me get to where I go, protect me Lord, or lest I fall.
    Tomorrow will be a new day, and today has just pass away.
    The future hold new challenges bold,
    And Lord I know You are there to hold.
    This old creaking bones reminds me off,
    A fairer land where I can rest, the pains and loss,
    and victories toss...for those whose faith that's never lost
    (Unedited Version for TT)

    Thank you friends for all the encouragement, you made my day, I need more of it! Happy Thankful Thursday to all Blogging Friends in this whole wide e-Universe!