Thursday, September 29, 2011

Letters That I'll Never Send

Letters That I'll Never Send

Dear Pedring (also known as the Storm that flooded the place),

     First and foremost, I dislike your name. It sounds like something I'd call my husband when I'm old. Folks are still reeling and remembering Ondoy and here you are now. It's a sad time and you've made it worse. I just heard that now the dam near our place is releasing water and a lot of the places here is already flooded. Nueva Ecija, Bicol Regions, Manila, Pangasinan certainly Calasiao and Dagupan are experiencing flooding in all areas. Do you know what's worse? There's another storm coming. It's so depressing. A lot of our countrymen are experiencing hardships because of storms. A lot has lost their homes, property, and even loved ones. They may do a lot of forecasts, predict a lot of things but truly no one is ever really truly prepared when a storm comes. I hope that you don't cause hardships to more places. Goodbye!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Join our Giveaway!

Check the post below, join our giveaway. I know you want to. I wish I can avail of printing services and create more banners and other advertising materials. I know that is a great way to advertise and publicize what our contest is if I find one that offered those services.

For a business, a blog giveaway, a contest, a blog to succeed, I think it's very important to have the right tools for the job. The key to this is advertising.Everyone needs publicity most specially a business or a blog. A business will have no customers if no one knows anything about it. A blog will have no readers if no one knows it exists.If no one knows it exists, then the blog will not likely earn or generate traffic.

Did you know that a blog or a business should also keep in mind its design? Both in blogs and in business, first impressions last. A blog that looks the same as everyone else is often forgotten. A blog and a business should practice brand identity. With brand identity, all their advertising needs should be addressed like facebook landing pages, print advertisements, business cards and even newsletters.  To be successful, create a brand that will be branded on their minds.

You need to find that company that offers printing services which can do a large number of copies of the highest quality. Remember, quality is better than quantity, so your blog or business will be remembered. This reminds me that I have to start earning money and have Miss Kaye design me a new blog.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Join and Get a Chance to win 100 Dollars!

Mommy Kat of and Mommy Ruby of is hosting this multi-blog giveaway as Birthday Thanksgiving for their little princesses Max and Bella.

There are 36 blogs sponsoring this event and a total prize pot of $380 can be won by 6 winners. This giveaway event is open worldwide to anyone with a Paypal account during the event or right before the winners are announced. If winners do not reply to the email within 48 hours with their Paypal email address, another winner will be drawn.

Birthday Thanksgiving Giveaway
There will be a total of 6 winners for the total prize of $380.
  • 2 winners for $100 each,
  • 2 winners for $60 each, and
  • 2 winners for $30 each
Note: Prizes are gross amounts. Should there be fees during the transfer of payment, it will be deducted from the prize (for cross-country transactions). If there are no fees, then you get the whole amount.

For just a few tasks, you can get a chance to win a $100. What are you waiting for? This is the easiest blog giveaway you'll ever join into, since everything you have to do is just click and fill up the rafflecopter below!

You can enter through the form below:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Letters That I'll Never Send: Do you want a $100?

Letters That I'll Never Send

Dear Readers,

          Christmas is coming soon and everyone needs the money. If you are a blogger, in need of more exposure, then I invite you to join an upcoming blog caravan that's been spearheaded by Mommy Kat and Mommy Ruby. For just $12, you will be able to become a sponsor in a blog caravan, and can ask those who will be joining to do 3 tasks. For contest hunters, this is an opportunity to win big prizes so watch out for it.

For bloggers, this is a great way to gain more visitors, encourage others to participate in your contest, participate in your blog and of course to gather more followers. Seriously, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you feel like becoming one of the many sponsors, feel free to fill up the Sign-Up Sheet and Become a Sponsor!

The contest is slated to run on Sept. 23 to Oct. 8. Hurry! Act now! To join in all the fun!

Nice To Know You Wednesday Meme

Questions of the Week:

  1. What are your top 5 pet peeves?
  2. What is your zodiac sign + does it fit you personality?
  3. What is your all-time favorite TV show?
  4. What is your goal for the next 30 days?
  5. What is your favorite movie + what is it about?

My top 5 Pet Peeves

  • the complainer 
  • jejemon/bekimon
  • smokers specially those who are in the health industry. it's ironic that they smoke because they are under a lot of stress but they are the ones who know and have seen its effects.
  • the one who jumps the long queue. 
  • the flaw finder but doesn't see one's own flaws

My Zodiac Sign is the Taurus..and yes, I am as stubborn as a bull. But that's about it. I am the opposite spectrum if I base being a Taurean to my mom. My mom is of the A personality and I am the quiet, enduring type until I become full.

My all-time Favorite Tv Show --- The X-Files...The Truth is Out There. It makes me imagine that there is more to life than the walls of our house. That the universe is a big place and anything and everything is possible.

For the next 30 days, my goal is mainly to survive in this ruthless world. Wait, that's my melodramatic part talking. My goal is to write enough posts so that  I could get at least 1 of the blogs I placed at WP become a part of Sheriff's network.

My favorite movie is What Dreams May Come. It is a movie of Robin Williams. A story of how much a man loves his wife that he went to hell just to get her back. Now, that's what I call Love. He would even choose to stay in hell just to be with her.

Simple questions right? Join now and just click on the badge to make your post!
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Another Thank You Post

September is turning out to be a month where I am becoming grateful. I am grateful for the fact that I won 2nd prize in the now ended Jared's Little Corner Birthday Giveaway!

Firstly, I would like to thank all the sponsors for making this giveaway possible:
FilipinoRecipes BlogBaguioGirlCooking Games for GirlsJeff Aspacio Life as Experienced Daily

Without all of you, Mommy Vix's and Jared's Giveaway would not have been a success and the prizes would not have been possible. I am grateful to this contest and the opportunity that I was able to join.

Thank you very much! From the bottom of my heart and my family. Thank you so much for your generosity.

I am so Jolly!

This is my entry to the Week 16 of the Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways. This week’s prize is $10 paypal credits from Mel Cole of The Jolly Toes.

I am so Jolly because I won the 2nd prize in Jared's Little Corner Birthday Giveaway! Yay! I am still being lucky! It came just in time when I needed the funds most! Perfect for the sale at the mall that's 2 hours away from our home!

Do you know that I am still in a state of shock? I just couldn't believe that luck. I am now going to save it and use it for christmas shopping. I am jolly that luck smiled on me and chose my name. I am glad, happy, relieved, and grateful specially to Mommy Vix who made a birthday giveaway memorable and successful. She's a great blogger who actually amazed me with her expediency and the easiness in claiming my prize.

If I were you, I'd be on the lookout once she hosts a contest again. She's one amazing blog contest host.
Friday, September 16, 2011

My Kids will be joining the Military

Hubby grew up in a military family. His father held the position of Chief of Police in the neighboring town to their home. My husband's sister is a police officer a graduate of PNPA (Philippine National Police Academy) and another one of hubby's sister is a graduate of PMA.(Philippine Military Academy). His other sister works at NAPOLCOM (National Police Commission) as one of their writers perhaps of a newsletter that may be called Military Times.

My father-in-law and mother-in-law are raising 11 kids. The eldest would be my husband. My husband would tell me stories of how education was and still is the most important thing in their lives that their father would apply at a or something equivalent to it here in the Philippines just to make sure that his kids could attend school.

With all of them becoming immersed in the military life, there is a running joke that since I only have 2 kids, one would become a PNPA cadet, the other a PMA cadet. But College is not for quite some time yet. What I am certain of however, is that whatever they decide upon. They should be happy.

Blog Hop! Hopping Along

Blog Hops Everyday Friday Blog Hop

I'm new to this. I'm not sure if it's like a meme. But I do get the fact, that you have to visit the blog, become a follower and leave a comment. Well, I hope I get more followers through this! It's exciting to be discovering and rediscovering a lot of things again. I feel as if I've forgotten the old ways of blogging.

Come join and hop along!
Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Christmas Wish

My kids are now in preschool. It's early but I'm running out of magazines to cut out. Every day, my kids are given assignments. Cut a particular shape, zoo animals, trees, plants, and anything that is relevant to their topic for the day or the week. I bought a book that I used to cut out all those basic shapes, colors and other things but I have now run out of pages.

Do you now have an inkling of what my Christmas wish is?  I would like to own a printer. Not an ordinary printer but a printer with a scanner and a copier capabilities. I would like a scanner to scan old photographs and have a digital copy of them. I would like to have a copier because I would like to print and make copies of activities that my kids can do. A printer is something I need for all the rest of the future assignments and projects my kids will be assigned with.

Did you know that different printers also have different printer cartridges? There are specific printer cartridges for specific printers. You can't use a dot-matrix printer cartridge for a deskjet printer or a laserjet printer. There are a lot of companies that offer printers, and different kinds of printers. It is best to be armed with the information that you need when you intend to buy one. I for one would be looking for durability of the printer. If I am able to buy the parts I need in case the product becomes defective. I am also going to canvass the shops on what is the best option with regards to the ink and which kind will work best for me.

I'm crossing my fingers that I can be able to afford my Christmas wish by Christmas.

Taking Care of our Eyesight

Diabetics, more often than not develop complications. The complications arise in organs such as the heart, the liver, the pancreas and the eyes. I am a diabetic. My mom is a diabetic. Diabetes has affected my mom's eyesight. My mom often reminds me that I should take care of my eyes by not staying on the computer for long periods of time. I try to resist the pull of the computer but I do love writing.

I was diagnosed with astigmatism and was required to wear eyeglasses for a few months. I prefer to buy discount glasses because I want to be practical. I am raising two kids and it is best to choose more value for your money.

I am not the only one wearing eyeglasses in the family. My hubby is also wearing eyeglasses. His eyeglasses are actually worn out. The sides are getting eaten by his face, actually, his perspiration reacts to the metal of his eyeglasses which makes the eyeglasses thin out considerably.

I am considering getting him another pair of eyeglasses. There are a lot of eyeglass frames for men that are available. You can choose from a lot of designs. There are a lot of shapes to choose from, but the most flattering shape for my husband would be oval shapes. It accentuates his features and makes him look like a smart and fashionable guy.I think a perfect pair of eyeglasses would be a great idea as his Christmas gift.

Letters That I'll Never Send

Letters That I'll Never Send
Dear Finicky Weather,

         Go away! or... just make up your mind already. Please! I am the type of person that when it's sunny all day. Don't make my kids sick by being intolerably hot during mornings and overly cold in the afternoons. My kids aren't robots and they easily get sick. Seriously, I blame you. You have no other excuse for it but you and your indecision. I'd rather it rain lightly all day, or be hot all day. Don't do things halfway. Doing things halfway makes a lot of us in our household sick. It's my kids' exam week next week. If they get sick, how can we catch up with lessons? Are you going to take the exam for my kids? Of course not.
Please. Be decisive. Please. I beg you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Thank You Post!

First, Congratulations to all the winners of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Bloggers 2011. They truly are Influential and worth Reading. I am glad and proud that I voted for them!

Well, I would also like to share my joys in winning. I may not have won BIG prizes but my prizes are BIG that they gave a smile to my face.

I'd like to thank the following bloggers who ran their blog contests where I won.

Nancy - a dot info domain!

Techie She - blog hosting.

Mommy Tetcha - I won in her Biogesic Giveaway! Perfect timing too...I got it when I was about to get a headache.

Momi Jes - I won a notepad for blogging about her birthday giveaway. My daughter is asking me to have a notepad with her name on it too... she really likes it.

Mom Gen - I won pink notecards... with a cute puppy in shades. My daughter loved it!

JoeyBoy - this is his first ever giveaway. He actually won his domain from Mommy Ruby. This time, he opened a giveaway where the prize is a bouquet of roses. Since I won but I'm not from Manila, I am asking him to deliver it to my roommate who just celebrated her birthday. It will act as a belated birthday gift.

Lucky Cow Shop - this one is something I stumbled upon as I was just rechecking the blogs of those I met a few years back. I won a sampler pack of lip gloss. Lip gloss sodas! Yum!

Last but not least, my latest win...

Mommy Nita - $10 and entrecard credits on her birthday giveaway. Happy Birthday po!

I am grateful to all of you because of the wonderful opportunity you have given me because of the blog contests that you host.

Thank you. I hope this makes other readers believe that when you do try, you may get a chance to win. You have nothing to lose when you try.

Thanks. Keep visiting to learn more of other blog contests that take my interest.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My 2nd Favorite Part of the House

My first favorite part of the house is where I do lots of my reading and sleeping is the bedroom. My second favorite is the kitchen. The magic happens in the kitchen. It is where food preparation and the cooking happens. I often admire a well-used and a well-placed kitchen. Kitchen is the hearth of the home. Where delicious smells waft through the air and entices you to take a moment to come in. Kitchens make a home homey.

There are a lot of styles nowadays when it comes to kitchens. Some kitchens use modern kitchen cabinets for easy accessibility for the pots, pans, and other utensils. Others opt for the woodsy feel and have everything in cabinets hidden from plain sight or creatively kept from view. Others also opt that nothing be kept in cabinets but in open shelves so that they can see and grab what they need.

A kitchen should be something that works with the cook or the chef. Your kitchen should match your style and your needs specially when you love to cook. I think it would be amazing to upgrade our kitchen into something with contemporary cabinetry. It would be a look that my friends would rave about and tell the rest of their friends. So if you're trying to revamp your kitchen feel free to look for modern kitchen cabinets, I am sure they are a sight to behold and want.

The Queen's Meme: my Return

The Love Match Meme

1. Which is more important.... romantic chemistry or friendship?

     My answer is friendship. Hubby and I started out as friends, became the best of friends, and now we're husband and wife.

2. Would you date someone who is much taller or shorter than you?

I prefer taller, but everyone is taller because I'm just 5 feet tall.

How about older or younger? Younger (hubby is a few months younger)

3. How soon should you bring up past relationships in a new relationship?

As soon as possible! To get it out the way and just keep moving forward.

4. What is the one red flag you KNOW from past experience to pay attention to when getting to know a new person?

They're looking at what car you drive and how much money you got in the bank.

5. When dating someone, what would you consider the ultimate deal breaker?

He kissed someone else who isn't a relative.

6. Tell us about a date you had with someone that went all wrong.

Don't have one of these stories. The date that went all wrong was when it was Valentine's Day and he chose to attend a rally and all I got is a lousy VDAY card.

7. Imagine you have a teenage daughter. She just asked you to give your best dating and relationship advice. What will you say?

Pressure! Too much pressure! Wait.  True love Waits. Cheesy, cliche, but true.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Here's another Contest for you Guys

Advance Happy Birthday to Nita of Nita's Random Thoughts.

To celebrate this auspicious occasion, she is hosting a giveaway!

Prizes are:

Cash prize of $10 via paypal
10 lucky winners of .info domains!
EC credits: 1000, 500, 400, 300, 200 and 100!

So what are you waiting for? For more details please visit the contest page.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Contest Hunter...Contest Fan...Freebie Finder

This is my entry to Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways Week 15. This week’s prize is $10 paypal credits from Sheryl of Contest Fan.

Contest Hunter. Contest Fan, I am one too, a Freebie Finder and a Freebie Hunter. I am all that and more. I love joining contests! I can't call myself a professional one or those who abuse their accounts just to sign up for the contests. I am Mys and as far as I know, I am the only Mys who loves contests and joining contests.

I specially love to host my own contest someday. I did last year. But I don't think I'll continue my plans of becoming a contest host because I want to join something that other influential bloggers are planning so I am reserving my funds for theirs. Hopefully, because they are all so influential, they can really help my blog.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan

This would be my first time to join so please bear with me as I make my way in trying to do it right.

This week's task is twitter! Something that I'm still learning about.

Follow BloggingSAHMmys on Twitter

So to Follow me on Twitter, all you have to do is click on the button/link  above.

This week's sponsors are:  Mom Shares and Green Home Elements.
Thanks to these sponsors!
I hope you follow me, I promise to follow back! Thanks again!
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My Little Act of Rebellion

As a rule, being a stay at home mom and responsible for washing milk bottles, I don't get manicures. I only get pedicures. Once in a while, I get the urge to color my nails black, which my mom dislikes. She says that all my nails look dead. I prefer to call them 'goth'.

The manicurist prefers to do nail art though. For once, I agreed. Here's what my toes looked like, and the little foot there is my daughter's who could not resist putting her foot on mine as I took a photo of it.

I feel as if it's a guilty pleasure. I don't spoil my feet. I am actually diabetic so foot care is very important but I stay away from the foot scrubs because they might overdo it. I have only trusted my feet to 2 persons my whole life. What about you guys? Adventurous enough for nail art and other things?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Letters That I'll Never Send

Letters That I'll Never Send

Dear Miss Kaye of WAHMaholic Designs,

    I find your work amazing! I seem to not be content with just writing a testimonial for your page, but since I do host this meme, I just would like to thank you for making my blog feel like it's worth a million bucks. Nothing inspires me more than writing on it since you've tweaked and edited it. Seriously, for the little amount that I spent for your services, I feel as if you've given me a complete makeover or a wholly new blog.

    The way you made my blog look and feel is really personalized. I just love it! It totally rocks! Watch as I turn into a blathering fool as I think if I can spew more adjectives from my mind. I think your work is the best. No directions required, your work is exceptional, impeccable and all the superlatives I can think of.

     I loved my blog then. You just made me love my blog even more. I fully intend in working hard and hopefully be able to gain more opportunities. Well, a simple thought... is becoming an addiction. I have a feeling I'm gonna be a WAHMaholic Design addict!


One of the most difficult things that one can encounter in a person's life is moving. Moving to a different house, a different place, a different city, or even a different country. Life always throws you something unexpected and sometimes moving is something that is inevitable. It can be a career move, or a personal choice.

When it happens you need to have a reliable moving company. One which you can feel secure with entrusting your things that you treasure and intend to bring with you wherever you move. One that offers tracking services where you'll be able to access the information on where your things are. A company that has networks internationally and can do worldwide shipping. Whether you are shipping from Canada or moving to Israel.

You'll want a company that's fast, reliable, and efficient. The things we bring to our new home, the next chapter of our lives is very important to us, so we need a company that we can trust to take care of our things the way we want our things that are precious to us be taken cared of. Find that company and hold on to its contact numbers.

Something all Great Companies Need

It is a fact that all companies whether big or small keeps a lot of records. I know that for a fact as paper work in my mom's office is kept even if a lot of time has already passed. But there is a better solution. A proper way of keeping your documents. Some documents should be kept forever. Other documents should be destroyed. But deciding which one to keep and which one to destroy is oftentimes an arduous task specially if you are doing it for the first time. I think employing the services of a company that offers a secure document shredding program will be to your advantage and make your company better than the rest. Confidentiality and privacy will be maintained and you wouldn't need to worry about information privacy.

Having a law firm is of a different caliber. Records of all their cases, decisions, and all other legal matters are in paper and must be kept. A Great Legal Record Retention would be the most advantageous not only to your law firm but to your client as well. If you don't need to spend so much time looking for the proper references or document, then that time is better spent with your client and to the victory of your case. Wouldn't it be great that when you need a file, all you have to do is ask? That, all you'd have to do is snap your fingers and that all-important data is within a click of the mouse or at your fingertips.  It is possible. All you have to do is employ the right company to do it for you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Let's All Welcome Wandering Thoughts!

Wandering Thoughts is giving away $10 each to 3 (three) lucky bloggers. Yes, you read that right!
So let's all welcome this new blog of Mommy Ruby with a much deserved visit, become a follower in her Google Friend Connect and of course by blogging about it! More contest details??? Well, wait no more, and hurry on to her Wandering Thoughts Welcome Me Mini Giveaway!
Thursday, September 1, 2011

An Invitation to U.S. based bloggers!

Performance Painter David Garibaldi brings you a music and color concert experience! Garibaldi is known for creating larger than life paintings in minutes to music. all while fusing music, pop culture, and technology into a spectacular stage show. Garibaldi will be joined on stage by a DJ, drummer, dancers who will bring painted images to life through an entertaining concert style show. All ages are welcome to this one-night-only event and will enjoy opening musical acts Wesley Avery, Stevie Nader and more surprise guests! For more info please visit and

I am inviting you to watch a performance you shouldn't miss. On October 26, 2011, if you're in California, please watch at The Crest Theater this amazing artist.

He is my cousin-in-law and we've never met. He is really amazing and impressive. He can paint something in just a few minutes. A song starts, he starts to paint, when the song ends, the painting is done! That fast, and that amazing.

For more info and details, click the links above. It's something you won't regret.

Letters That I'll Never Send Reloaded #5


 Dear Readers,

         Apologies for the late post, in my amusement at just reading Facebook posts, I completely forgot that I wanted to host a meme. Silly me. Forgetful too. Awesome giveaways have just finished and I hope that next time I'll be able to join and offer something interesting. I posted but then changed my mind since I don't think it would be of much interest to you readers.
          I want to host a contest too, just in time for next month. Since last year, I did the 10 on Oct. 10 giveaway. October is an important month for me because this domain was given to me on Oct. 1. I am asking for help and looking for sponsors!

           So those are just some of the things I need to do. Plus, I'm currently looking for a nice looking template for my new blog. Yay! I have another one. So funny. I can't even update this one and yet, I want another one!


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