Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tailgating at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Games

Guest written by our friend Gladys Fuentes.

One of my very favorite fall activities is tailgating at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Games! I love it because of the camaraderie, ritual, and, of course, food! The morning of the games, we pack up our SUV with all of our goodies, set the new house alarm thanks to great Adt deals, and are off to the game! We set up camp in the parking lot of the stadium. We always bring chairs, tables, plates, plastic utensils, napkins, and of course, food and beverages. Usually, we cook our side dishes at home the night before the game, and grill our main courses at the game. Our must have food items to bring are: potato salad, deviled eggs, potato chips, macaroni salad, condiments, hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, buns and baked beans. We always bring a radio so that we have music and the pregame show to listen to. One other item we love to bring is games! Our favorites are the corn hole toss, a football, and a soccer ball. These are wonderful items for keeping the kids occupied while waiting for the game to start. Tailgating at football games has been a tradition in my family for years, and I hope that my children carry on the tradition some day.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Weather in Orlando

We were supposed to go to Walmart today but the weather outside was bad. We decided to go to Golden Corral instead to have a buffet lunch since we are lazy to cook today. I remember my first few months living in Orlando (three years ago). I was so scared when it rains and hundreds of lightning strike.The weather changes every 5 minutes. It might be exaggerated but, true. If it has a storm warning, it is really bad. After an hour, the sky would look so blue and no traces of bad weather at all. If it is summer here, it is over a hundred degree and you will just endure the excruciating humidity. But hey, this is Florida. The beautiful Sunshine State and I love it here.

Driving Through Town in my New Mustang

Guest post written by Thad Newsome

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is take my car out for a spin with the windows down, just driving around the back roads of my town. I used to do this all the time when I just needed a moment to clear my head.

Now that I’m retired, I decided to splurge on a gift for myself—a new Mustang convertible. Now I’ve been able to go out for several relaxing drives, top down, enjoying the wind on my face and the sounds of nature. There’s really nothing better.

Well, somewhere down the line, I realized that my hearing isn’t quite what it used to be—especially when I’m driving around. At first I thought it had something to do with the whipping wind from the convertible top being down, but then I started noticing it even when I wasn’t driving. I decided to go to a nearby Miracle Ear location to see if they could figure out what was wrong. Turns out, my hearing had been on the decline for a while and I really needed hearing aids. I got them right there on the spot and, let me tell you—my drives have increased tenfold ever since!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Soft Bake by Pepperidge Farm

I am not a cookie monster and I can live a day without a cookie snack. There is an exception to that though! If there is a Pepperidge product in the house, I will be an eating machine and will only quit when it's all devoured! LOL! Sounds an exageration? It's your call but, I truly love this product.
I was curious why I love Pepperidge and what's in the taste that pass my simple taste? My curiousity led me to visit the Website and I read " A PASSION FOR BAKING: Everything we bake has a heart and soul, and you can taste it." Oh well, need I explain more to you? Go get one yourself and you can tell. Enjoy your Pepperidge Cookie!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Credit Card Headaches Solutions

It is so good to have credit cards, right? Having credit cards to use anytime is truly convenient especially when we do groceries. Some people though loves to spend more than what they actually earn in a month. With this behavior, problems arise. The realization will come when you start receiving demand letters and annoying phone calls. Headaches will be so ordinary in a day to day basis. But don't lose hope because it is not the end of the world. Straighten your priorities, needs and spend wisely. For now, you need a credit card consolidation to achieve the credit card debt relief that you needed. Check the links provided here so you can start a new life with debt free .

Friday, September 24, 2010

Food in IKEA

One of the home stores in Orlando that we miss while we live in Mississippi is IKEA the Mall of Millenia. We love this place because it is very convenient for us to find the things that we need in the house. I love the furniture designs and the food in this Swedish Store. This store opened in November 14, 2007, basically turning three years this year. Why this store is convenient? All the surrounding vicinity is all I need to spend a funfilled day of shopping and enjoy a good meal. Hubby loves to shop so early in the day to avoid the rush and the huge crowd of shoppers. We always take advantage of their affordable breakfast and they have oh-so-yummy food on display. Check out my plate here, it's salmon fillet with vegies. I am not a vegie lover but, I clean my plate here. The flavor is so good especially this mushy vegie with broccoli in it.

Visit the food section in IKEA and when you are full, shop all you need for your home improvements. They have special event this coming December 10, 2010. IKEA will be serving dinner buffet for limited seats from 6 PM for less than $10. How cool is that? I will see you there!

Monday, September 20, 2010

TiVo Fall Premiere

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Not so Lazy

Okay, I am so lazy today! I was unpacking our things for the kitchen, bedroom and Florida room for almost two weeks now. I enjoyed it but, today I prefer to be lazy. But, at 8 in the evening, I started to hang my clothes in the walk in closet. Before the day ended, I made a major accomplishment of arranging my clothes and re-arranged my computer table. What an accomplishment despite of being lazy for most of the day.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Lazy Day

Today, I am too lazy to go out and just procrastinate some household chores. When I woke up, I just check my emails and back to my lounge area. I am too tired for the past days of unpacking and arranging. It is endless! So, I decided to just watch TV and glued my eyes on Food Network, one of my favorite channels. Well, late in the evening, I decided to fix my walk-in closet a lil bit. I guess, this day is not afterall wasted.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Get Your Insurance Now

Economy is still bad as we speak and because of that, we only spend what is the most needed in the family. Most of us use budgeting which is a vital strategy in every household. We prioritize food, clothing, school expenses, and sacrifice other things. The usual necessity which is taken for granted by most family is usually insurance. But, what if something happens? We will end up spending more than what we save in the bank. Of course, we do not want this to happen to us, right? You should think twice because having an insurance will give us hassle free if unfortunate events happen. So, have you got an insurance? If you are looking for a cheap life insurance quotes, check out termlifeinsurance. This company can provide you the best rates on family insurance coverage, whole term life and life insurance plans. Just visit the Website, fill in the form which is provided for you and get your FREE quote in an instant. Check it out now!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


It's good to be back in Orlando. We started to see our friends that we missed for almost two years. Coming back in this place that we love so much brought happiness and sadness. We live in a nice neighborhood and close to every major malls in Orlando. But, we missed two of our dear friends who were gone forever. It will never be the same without them. Life must go on and we are back here for good.

Monday, September 6, 2010

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Haunted House or Not

My brother in law lived in Hawaii for so many years. He got three children and the family decided to move to Missouri. They bought this ancestral house which was build in 1858-65 and renovated in 1879-1900. It has full of charm and has 7 bedrooms but, they used only three bedrooms. Last February, they came for a vacation in Mississippi and the kids told me that their house is haunted. They are not afraid because they are used to it but, they do not stay alone in the house. My brother in law just laugh about it and invited us to visit them one day.
I am very curious and my husband promised them that we will visit any time soon. Until that time comes, I will investigate if this house is haunted or not!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Online Degree at USC Rossier School of Education

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

I have been very busy for the last two months driving back and forth to Florida and Mississippi. This week is our final preparation to finally move to Florida for good. I quit my job two months ago to pursue my Masters Degree in Education. I might check an online course this week if I can still catch up in the enrolment. I had few MA subjects taken back home and I didn't know if those subjects will be credited. I am in the process of acquiring any program information in an online school in the country.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Buying a Condo

We just purchase a condo unit in Florida and we close it today. The closing process was not as easy as we thought it would be because the property was owned by Fannie Mae. Our realtor lacks the initiative to follow up the bank, listing agent, title company and others. We also noticed that our realtor has no technology with him to check his emails in real time. The only time that he gets to us was when he checked his emails in the evening. TIME is the essence to any Realtors. Anyway, we close the property today and we are so glad!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SM Cagayan de Oro City

I owned a property in a nice uptown community in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. It is a well gated European styled community called Gran Europa Village. Close to the airport and one of the best golf courses in the country is just adjacent to the place. Cagayan is continuously booming with infrastructure. That is why big time businesses such as SM Prime Holdings never hesitated to open SM Cagayan in the city.SM mall is located in the uptown area of Cagayan and less than 5 minutes away from my place. I miss this mall. It has everything in it and considered as the supermall in Northern Mindanao.

*It was opened on November 2002 with a land area of 5.2 hectares (13 acres) and a total floor area of 86,288 square metres (928,800 sq ft) (56288m2 mall + 30000m2 parking building). -source wikipedia

If you are planning to buy a property in Cagayan de Oro City, buy somewhere near this area. It maybe expensive but it will be worth it.


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