Friday, October 27, 2017

where there’s a will, there’s a way to take a vacation

One thing I love about living in Florida is the beautiful beaches you can visit. Even though the state took a beating from the hurricanes this year, they are popular destinations for old and young alike. This time of the year, the Snow Birds start to come down to Miami, from colder climates in the north. In the spring, lots of racing takes place in Daytona, and the Spring Break crowd fill up Panama City Beach, and of course, there’s lots of things to do in Orlando. This month, lots of people will travel to Florida and other parts of the country to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. If they are like my family, they may be feeling a financial pinch. If so, I’d recommend they use Groupon and check out the great deals they offer on all sorts of things. If you have plans to travel this month, or anytime during the holiday season, don’t buy a ticket or book a seat until you search Groupon because you’re sure to find a deal you can use on Hotwire. And the great thing about Hotwire is that you can find a deal that will fit your budget so well you won’t have to delay taking trips alone or with the family. You can travel like a prince, but pay like a pauper when you use Hotwire. With Groupon codes, you can save 71% off last minute deals, 60% off car rentals and more when you check out the money saving Groupon codes on the site.
Last Christmas, my family had to delay taking a trip to the Disney theme parks for a number of reasons, and our finances certainly played a part in our decision. It’s good to know that we can use Hotwire to book our travel now. Since the company started, they have been known for finding cheap tickets to offer their customers. The tickets may be cheap, but they guarantee the top-notch customer service you’d expect from a global company. Thousands rely on the great airfare, hotel and car rental deals available on Hotwire, and you can take advantage of the savings, too.

Monday, October 9, 2017

beautiful view

I have had this photo in my phone for over a year. I could not make myself delete it because I think it is beautiful. I took this photo when the family went to a different county park. It was just another beautiful day at the beach and while the kids were busy I decided to take photos of everything. The photo above is one of those. It was so peaceful that day. That particular part of the park does not get a lot of people because it is very far from the beach entrance so there was not a soul but us that day. We had a good time walking and talking and taking pictures that day. I wish for more days like this in our future.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

let your fashion style speak about you

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Monday, July 10, 2017

no summer trip

This month would have been the month we go somewhere for a little getaway. But we have decided to stay home, mostly to save some money. We do have things we need to spend money on and trips, as much as I love them, costs a lot of money. This is the first summer in a while that we stayed home. When the husband laments about not being able to go somewhere, I remind him that we live in a tourist destination. While he is complaining about not being able to go on a trip, some people are saving money so they could come visit our city. This normally pacifies him because we used to be those people. Now that we live here we can actually discover new things or even just drive around the boulevard to watch tourist go about their day and it is enough. The kids, who remember going on vacation during the summer, asked when and where we were going this year and were a bit disappointed when told we are not going on a trip. I was made to promise that we will go somewhere "wonderful" this Christmas. I do hope we could. The little girl wants to go to Disney again. It will be nice to be able to go on a family vacation this Christmas.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

coconut grater/scraper


For the longest time, I have wanted to own a coconut grater just like in the picture. The problem was that it costs a lot of money to buy this kind at the Asian store. I did not want to spend a lot of money on it so I waited until I saw just the scraper on one of the stores I went to. You would think that I would have the husband make me a seat for it right away but no, I waited a couple more years before doing that. Lol! We finally got it done a few weeks ago and I am very happy with the result. We used ends of pieces of lumber for the body and legs, a few screws and voila, a nice looking coconut grater/scraper! I still have to use it but it will get used and soon, once I figure out what to cook, that is. :D 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


The little man has been recording sound effects in his computer when he gets the chance. He has used the different sound effects on his keyboard and is now looking for other instruments to use. He asked for his recorder last night and used that the whole time. He then wanted to know where his tambourine was and his old kiddie drums. It gets loud sometimes but I let it be because I do not want to curtail his creativity. If he could only see the musical instruments like dw drums at he probably will pester me into buying him one even if he knows I will not get it. He definitely has different things he likes to do and it may not seem normal to others but I have gotten used to his antics. As long as he does not do anything bad I will just let him do what he wants. Maybe it will be useful one day.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Jollibee Jacksonville is opening soon!

In a little over a week, the new Jollibee five hours south of us will open. I already told the husband I want to go and he said we will plan it when the kids have a few days break from school. Yay! It is a long drive but since it is in Florida it will be pleasant. We love Florida and we find every excuse to go there. Well, here is the perfect excuse, visiting the bee! I will make sure not to schedule our trip on the opening weekend because I am sure it will be chaos what with fellow pinoys like me wanting a taste of home. Perhaps this spring break. I am beyond excited! Photo on the left was of Jollibee in Virginia, Beach.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

a spanking new guitar!

The little girl received a guitar for Christmas. She kept on playing with her brother's guitar so we Santa decided to giver her a guitar for being a good girl for most of the year. And it is pink! Her favorite color, of course. I had to look hard and long for that guitar because we wanted something that will last abuses and mishandling. Let's face it, she is a kid and kids have this tendency to tear things up without thought for its value. We wanted to buy something that is durable but at the same time affordable. We were lucky to have found just that. There were a lot of options at guitar center music stores but we got her guitar closer to home. She loves it! We were glad about our choice. She plays with her guitar while watching Taylor Swift on Youtube and it is just so cute! Maybe we will have a musician in the family after all.