Every weekend I have been practicing in driving our car so I can take the driving test and have my driver’s license, and my own car. Yeah we are planning to buy a new car for me and we have looked at some of the cars already. I love the many new cars including the Mustang, Camaro, Challenger and the new Scion FR-S. All the cars I like have many great things going for them and each has something in common they are sporty and have plenty of power. I guess I am spoiled as I am learning on our V-8 powered BMW X-5. I think though of all the cars I like the styling on the Scion the best. I really love the lines of the car especially the ground effects and the front end. The customization is also great as they even have special racing versions. Oh and I love the rims on the car as well.
Posted by Ria at 7:31 PM | Labels: personal
August 27, 2012
The reason why I love going to the Asian stores are all the fresh seafood, vegetable, and other Filipino products that I used to eat when I was in the Philippines. Yesterday, I bought 3 lbs. of shrimp and it still looked fresh. My husband is not a big fan of the shrimp especially when it has shells in it. The other seafood that he doesn’t like is the crab but it is my favorite seafood of all.
Posted by Ria at 7:30 PM |
My husband has a good friend, Dave who works at an up and coming manufacturing company here in Springdale, Arkansas. Dave is the leader of their tech department and is responsible for the computer systems at the plant and the office. Dave was over the other night and he and Doug were “talking shop” about the computer systems the company uses. I learned a lot about ERP software as did Doug, Charles though was pretty bored and just played with his cars.
I had no idea how important Manufacturing Software and Distribution Software was to a manufacturing business. Dave told us that he had to totally rework his companies software systems and that it took hours and hours. I had no idea how tiresome it was to replace a system that is messed up. Dave though loves his new software and is sure his life will be much easier now.
Posted by Ria at 8:44 PM | Labels: personal
August 23, 2012
Charles and his dad were outside so I decided to check them out from our computer room. While I was on the computer room I had changed our address at Papa Johns and noticed my husband already had 28 points rewards so he got a free large pizza. You can earn papa rewards points, including tax and delivery charges, when you order at Papa Johns. So when my boys got inside the house I told my husband about his points and we ordered a large pizza.
It is good to sign up for email notifications to receive discounts and other offers from restaurants, and products that you are interested. For my husband and I, we signed up with our favorite restaurants and usually we can get emails about our free dessert or appetizer. And on our birthday and anniversary we can get freebies as well which is a good thing.
Posted by Ria at 7:22 PM |
August 21, 2012
Contribution by Stevie Kirby
My husband and I have been working really, really hard to save money but it’s tough! Between the kids’ private school education and all the extracurriculars we have them in it’s really hard to make ends meet and still have anything left over to do anything fun. I know we should be saving more but I decided this year we needed a vacation, too, since we hadn’t been on one as a family in over three years. So without talking to Mark I sat down and started figuring out ways we could cut back…it really didn’t take too long. I looked into electric companies in dallas where we live and found a better rate being offered and I took my health insurance down a notch (I’m self-employed and I didn’t really need all the coverage I was paying for.) My son’s old clothes went to consignment and I took off the premium channels on the TV because no one ever watched them anyway and before I knew it we were on track to save over two grand in the course of 6-months! When I told my husband about it he got really excited and we started working on it together – that was fun. The kids got into it, too, and gave me some of their old toys to sell on eBay and now we’ve got more than enough to go on a really great vacation this year. Who would have thought after all this time there was so much money to be had in our family? It’s not like we feel like we’ve been scrimping which is the best part. All it took was a little hard work by the family and realigning our priorities and now we’ve got a few thousand dollars in the bank in case of a rainy day and we’re all set to head to Cancun for the family vacation of a lifetime. I wish I had thought to do this sooner!
Posted by Ria at 4:11 PM | Labels: personal
I have not been feeling very good over the last few days now. My eyes are hurting and it is giving me a headache as well. I have medicine for migraines but I don’t feel like taking it. Oh well, our garbage disposal is not working so I am waiting for a call from a plumber. It just irritates me to keep on waiting when I have no clue what time the person will call to show up. I have not yet taken my shower so I will just wait when my husband gets home from work. Speaking of my husband, he's here so I better get off in here now. Have a blessed week everyone.
Posted by Ria at 8:56 PM |
August 18, 2012
I am glad the temperature has started to cool us off, my husband is loving it. After all who doesn’t like cooler weather. I have begun browsing on the web looking for my winter coat and jackets this week. If you are planning to shop soon before the winter season’s start’s you can find the best carhartt jackets online. Carthartt is without a doubt the absolute leader in insulated coats and tough work wear.
Posted by Ria at 8:49 PM | Labels: personal
I had quite a busy today I went to the Asian store A’Chau Oriental Market and got some green beans, coco milk, rice noodles and sardines. Then we went to Walmart and bought our groceries. We also stopped by at Boomerang to have our car washed and vacuumed the inside of the car. I am not really a big fan of automatic car washes. The car is not totally clean and it still looks dirty to me.
But I guess when you want to get stuff done so quickly you will just have to drive to the car wash rather than washing your car by yourself. When we got back home I cooked my dinner and my husband and Charles wants to eat pizza. For my dinner tonight I had sautéed string beans (sitaw) one of my favorite vegetables to eat. Then I also cooked tilapia (paksiw) but dried fish would be a perfect pair for my green beans though I couldn‘t get it at the Asian store here in Rogers.
Posted by Ria at 12:26 PM |
August 17, 2012
My husband, Doug and I played golf once and I really liked it a lot. Though there is one thing I really don’t like when I played golf. I don’t want to be out too long in the sun and it makes my skin so dark. Now that the weather is getting cooler out I would love to play golf again with my husband. One of his wrestlers at school Bucky, works at the golf course here in Rogers.
For sure he know about the clubs I want to get, hybrid golf clubs. Now that playing golf is in our plan to do over the fall and next spring we need our own golf clubs to start with. Doug tells me that you really need your own clubs cause all clubs are different and you will play better with your own clubs you are used to. Doug used to play golf a lot matter of fact he was on the golf team in high school.
Posted by Ria at 12:25 PM | Labels: personal
I can’t believed we’re living in this house for almost two months now and I felt like we’re living in here for years. Since we had our biggest purchase last month we decided not too eat too much at the restaurant though we can eat out once in a while. Today, my husband is planning to eat out at Golden Dragon again the same as the last time we had eaten out. My husband and I always takes turn on which restaurant we are going to eat at so I had to remind him that it is my turn next. As much as I like eating Chinese foods and Charles on his noodles at Golden Dragon I have another Chinese restaurant place to eat on my list. Doug, knows how much I like the shrimp and crab legs at Red Dragon and those are the reasons why I love the place.
Posted by Ria at 12:33 AM |
August 15, 2012
It is just six weeks away when Charles will have his 4th birthday. He is so excited and so are we. Charles wants a lot of presents, a vanilla cake with NASCAR decorations, balloons and party decorations for his birthday are on his lists. For toys Charles wants Lego’s, drag race car and a kite. As a mom, I am very proud of him. He can do things on his own like washing his hands by him self in our bathroom and kitchen.
Though I always check to make sure our faucets are off when he is done washing his hands. Our faucets are a little bit taller than him and he does not want to use a step stool feeling like a big boy I guess huh? I would really like to have new faucets in both our bath rooms and our kitchen. I especially like the newer touch faucets that are available.
Posted by Ria at 12:20 PM |
August 13, 2012
My husband is back to school today though he doesn’t have kids until next week. I know he is going to be busy this school year especially when the wrestling season starts. Speaking of wrestling season that is the time where he use uses his printer more and each year he needs new inkjet cartridges for the wrestling tournaments, locker tags and stat sheets. He can also save 4 Inkjets Coupons that he can redeem online plus free shipping when he spend $50 on his purchase.
Getting shipping for free could save my husband even more money. As for me, I really don’t know how to change cartridges as long as the printer is working when I print out my coupons I am happy. And if you want to know about inkjet vs laser cartridges make sure to do simply do your homework on line. It is not hard to find great deals and inform yourself on simple technology like printer cartridges.
Posted by Ria at 10:21 AM | Labels: personal
Yesterday, I baked a classic yellow cupcakes while watching the Olympic Closing Ceremony. I wasn’t too crazy about the ceremony and thought it was kind of boring so I decided to watched Real Housewives of New Jersey instead of recording the show. Though I missed the fireworks display at the end of the ceremony. Anyway, today is Monday and my husband is back to work though they don’t have kids till next week. I know Charles is going to miss his dad when he is not around all day and it looks like it is going to be a very long day till he gets back home. And for me to keep myself busy I am going to watch some of my recorded shows that I haven’t watched during the Olympics.
Posted by Ria at 1:40 PM |
August 10, 2012
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Each room is important in its own way. But there is something special about having a great bathroom. Without a doubt the bathroom is the most personal space in your home. I am looking at getting touch faucets which will make it much easier for our son Charles, to wash his hands. I also want an update to our cabinet space in the sink as well as our linen closet. I am also looking at updating our in shower utilities as well.
Posted by Ria at 10:53 PM | Labels: personal
August 06, 2012
Since we don’t have DirecTV connection for one week, we decided to go outside and took Charles to the park. The weather has been pretty nice. Not too hot just a perfect day to start off the week. Anyway, while we were at the park there was a father of two kids who just smelled like he took a shower of the whole bottle of his cologne. I am very sensitive when it comes to smells and it made me dizzy or want to throw up. Well Charles did not care because he loved sliding down the slides especially the real tall one. He also was kind of scared to climb this ladder thing. Doug stood by him on his first try then the rest of the night Charles was confident and climbed up it quick. He also got to do one of his favorite things, throw rocks in the creek. It is nice having the crystal clear water we have here in the Ozarks.
Posted by Ria at 10:40 PM | Labels: personal
August 03, 2012
I am glad I am feeling so much better today though my husband felt like he’s having a stomach flu. We didn’t go anywhere today even not going to Walmart to buy our grocery. We kept ourselves busy watching the Summer Olympics especially the U.S. Swim Team and Women’s Volleyball. Aside from that, I painted my toenails and my son Charles, liked it. I have never had my nails done at the salon and I am not planning to. I don’t want to spend money where I can do it on my own. Besides, I can save some bucks by doing my nails painted by my self instead of going to the salon.
Anyway, over the last few months now I have been using coupons though not to the extreme on select products like hair care, body washes, and bar soap products. Using coupons gives me the opportunity to try different hair care products. For over the years I have never really liked my curly hair until recently I realized I have beautiful curly hair. I don’t need to try expensive products for my hair because I already knew what’s best for it. I’ve been using Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo, and Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner. They are just the perfect pair of my hair care products and are very inexpensive.
Posted by Ria at 8:51 PM | Labels: personal
August 02, 2012
I have been wanting to take a picture of Charles’ NASCAR Cars Collection. Finally! I was in the mood to sort his NASCAR cars today and took a picture of his cars. Charles loves watching NASCAR races and his favorite drivers are Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Matt Kinseth, Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon, and Casey Kahne.
Charles also wants a NASCAR decorations for his cake on his 4th birthday. At last count he has over 70 smaller Hot Wheel sized NASCAR cars and 4 bigger cars oh plus his NASCAR truck.
Posted by Ria at 4:12 PM |
My sister-in-law want to buy Charles a powered car. Doug and I would like to buy a small metal building to keep his car and other things in. I though had no idea about the pure magnitude and selection of metal buildings available. They make buildings for large equipment, airplanes, garages and even fire trucks. Doug laughed being born in a small town he was quite familiar with all the metal buildings the farmers had where he grew up.
Posted by Ria at 10:12 PM | Labels: personal
August 01, 2012
Over the last few days the weather has been really bad. The temperature always reaches up to 100 degrees and it is very hot. Even just going inside the garage I felt like I am stuck inside the oven. I don’t know when it is going to rain and we really need some. The price of the produce has already increased at the market and it could go up more anytime soon. I felt bad to those people living on a stamp. They can’t buy whatever they want at the store and how much more when they have more kids to feed?
When I was in the Philippines I never really think on how Americans live. I never think millions of Americans are struggling in this economy until I saw it on the news or read on the internet. Well, while I was typing a blog post I accidentally deleted it even though I saved it already. I really don’t like using on this laptop but the desktop is on the other room and I am watching the Olympics right now.