100 Colors Super Markers We Love

Nothing makes me and my kids happy than receiving this product for free in the mail, it’s because there are so many of them plus it has two tips that we can use depending on the project we’re working on. Both of my girls love to draw and write a lot, this set just adds colors and life to their drawings. I always keep this set on the center table so when they are bored or feel like drawing, this comes in handy.

Writes pretty well and oh just amazing no-repeat colors. Quality wise, it is very good, continued release of ink and is beautiful in colors. From the name itself, “super markers” is what this set all about and just very impressed with it. Creates colorful and attractive art, encourages children to make an even appealing art for school or for home use.

Samples of our artwork below, the fruit drawing is mine and I don’t consider myself a “drawer”. I am a terrible drawer, I tell you. But, using this set of colors made me somehow come up with an acceptable art that I can keep for a while.

The “not knowing eyes” is drawn by my 4 years old, you see the artist in her at such a young age. She likes emojis and different expressive eyes.

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Visayan Adobaw Na Manok Recipe

Growing up, I still remember that chicken recipe that my grandparents and or father used to cook. It is a recipe that only Bisayan people can make and for years of residing here in America, I could not seem to get its taste nor cook adobaw na manok the way my old folks did.

There is something in it that I really love, the aromatic smell of ginger, onion and garlic is so heavenly that I have been wanting to taste for so long, finally satisfied. Thanks to a friend who shared her mother’s recipe as well as the technique to really come up with the delicious taste of the dish. The dish is so common in the Philippines yet seemed mysterious to make (at least to me).

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Ingredients:

1 whole chicken – I prefer Cornish chicken for it’s similarity to native chicken taste.

3 laurel leaves, 2 tsp. ground black pepper, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, garlic powder, onions, vinegar, oil and salt.

I don’t put exact measurement on those because all I do is estimate the amount of each ingredient according to my preference.

Here’s how:
~ Buy a whole chicken and cut up the meat into desired pieces. Bones in please.

~ Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes or more with Filipino soy sauce, vinegar, grated ginger, ground black pepper and garlic powder.

~ After marinating, bring the meat to a boil, covered and stirring constantly until meat’s natural juice come out. Cook some more until desired tenderness of the meat is achieved.

~ Saute minced garlic and onions until brown. Put in the chicken and its juice, wait until all juice is absorbed and dry, it’s optional if you put in the marinated sauce or not. If you don’t, it is also good and still make a great adobaw chicken taste.

~ By then, the chicken should be almost done, put some laurel or bay leaves, cover and cook a little bit more. Stir. Add some salt and ground pepper according to your taste.

~ Serve hot.

WARNING: Rice killer, make sure you a got a whole big pot of cooked rice before serving! Enjoy!

Honesty is what I Can Give as a Reviewer

As you may have known, I am or have been reviewing products since 2008. Either paid or receiving free items, I am willing to do it. I have countless reviews over the years and I must say, I have become better at what I am doing.

Doing the thing I love most somehow gives me skills and knowledge to properly examine the products that the seller or advertisers entrusted me to do. Some weren’t happy of the feedback or review I gave them but then, honesty is all I can give when it comes to reviewing their products for the sake of their prospect buyers/customers. Because, I myself, would rely on other/previous customers’ feedback if I were to buy something that cost a tremendous amount of money.

One of the perks of being a reviewer is that the free items you actually get that you love to use or wear. Example is this boy shorts swim with matching strappy bra top and a cover up. It is a stylish set that has a beautiful pattern that I chose for myself.

I was not disappointed for it fits right, hugs my body and yes, I am comfortable with it. You see, I got to pick the style I want, color or design and all it takes is my honest review after testing the product. I hope I made the seller happy with it.

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Groupon Goods for Less

This is a sponsored post written by me. All opinions are 100% mine.

Groupon Goods are just as good as any other goods sold in popular and big retail stores. Quality wise is great as well for I have shopped a couple times on Groupon in the past. Groupon has some goods that you don’t find in your favorite store locally so your option is to get online and go to Groupon website, start by clicking specifically on “Goods” tab on the upper center of the page. From there, you can search for almost anything you have in mind including jewelry and watches, electronics, home and garden, women’s fashion, men’s fashion, baby, kids and toys, entertainment, tobacco and alcohol, grocery, sports and outdoors, health and beauty and a whole lot more.

Not only that, when you subscribe or become a member to Groupon, you will get a 25% first-time use coupon on your first purchase. After receiving your promo code, you can then try looking for deals on Local, Goods, Getaways, Clearance, Massage and Coupons!

You see, Groupon is the only website I highly recommend in order for you to save money on things that are necessary to you. I tell you, when you need to stretch your budget, using coupons is not only good but it helps you tremendously with buying more items for less. Why spend full price on things while you can buy them for a lot less, right?

Budget Birthday Cake

When there is a birthday in our household, we try to keep it simple. Meaning, no party and no expensive gifts whoever it is celebrating his or her birthday. Our Princess M just turned 5 a few days ago and we celebrated it just by singing her a happy birthday song and the traditional “blowing of candle” ritual.

All she wanted for her birthday was a toy on the cake, so that pretty much fulfilled by doing the following below. I also bought her a veiltail male fish for only $5. She had an awesome birthday she believed. Those simple things we did for her made her day a happy one.

Anyway, her cake looked yummy and pretty but would you believe me if I tell you I only spent under $7 for it? The cake itself I bought on sale for $4, regularly $6.99 at Albertson’s. The toys are a set was on clearance at Kroger long time ago for under a dollar. The candle is from my first born’s 5th birthday. I did not expect for the cake to look that pretty, even the toys coordinated with the topping of the cake.

You see how frugal I am. Not that we don’t have money to throw our children a good and big birthday party but I don’t want to go all the trouble preparing and cleaning up after the party. I also want to instill in their mind that a simple birthday celebration is enough so they’ll appreciate the simple things in life.

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That Aromatic Smell of Coffee that Wakes You Up in the Bedroom

I am not much of a coffee drinker, I drink green tea every morning but there are times in my life when my system is craving for coffee. Coffee smells heavenly and I know what a good coffee is when I drink a cup of it, it will satisfy me throughout the day. I also know what I am drinking is high quality or not.

I am so used to buying instant store brand coffee and the ones that are from the Philippines mixed with sugar and cream. I can tell the big difference in taste, in smell and the quality with the current brand I am drinking occasionally, the Nescafe Reserve Premium Instant Coffee is by far the tastiest, most pure and has this divine smell that travels in the bedroom and forces you to get up and make yourself a cup of coffee.

A packet of this product gives you a satisfaction unlike any other brands. I use creamer in my coffee especially this one because it’s so pure that it taste bitter in my taste buds. However, for some coffee addicts, this one really best for them, drink it straight and does not need to add another cup for it really is satisfying.

This product is available on Amazon for $24 for 2 packs, each pack has 40 packets in it. Truly worth your money because what you’re buying isn’t just an ordinary commercial coffee, but the high quality instant premium ground coffee that sure you’ll love.

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Angel Hair Pasta with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Broccoli

I only had a little time to rest today before cooking for dinner, I took my girls to the pool and came back at almost 3 o’clock. Took a shower, laid down a little bit and did my mommy duty in the kitchen.

Anwyay, I planned of making my family some angel hair pasta tonight, so even if I was a bit tired, I had to make it. I did not follow any recipe. I just made up my own, bought a jar of Ragu Cheese Creations Classic Sauce and that’s it! It is tasty and sure is filling in my stomach. Now that the new Italian study says eating pasta does not contribute to BMI, might as well, cook pasta a lot and serve to the family.

With my pasta, I used the following;

Half a box of store brand pasta
two regular size roma tomatoes
a jar of Ragu sauce
sliced mushrooms
a whole flower of broccoli (cut up)
minced garlic
4 tsp. avocado oil (you can use any oil of your choice)
5 cloves minced parsley for garnishing
a tbsp of sea salt
half a teaspoon black ground pepper
cut up chicken meat ( guessing the amount of chicken, no exact measurement or weight how much I used)

Here’s how:
Boil 5 cups of water to cook the pasta. In another pot, boil 3 cups of water to blanch the broccoli. Brown chicken on a hot oil, stir occasionally. Brown the garlic when chicken’s tender, sautee that mushrooms, tomatoes and add the sauce, cover until mushrooms are tender.

Add the pasta and broccoli, sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. Mix evenly. Garnish with parsley. Serve hot!

A healthful dinner that does not need rocket Science to make. You can make your own pasta recipe, anyway you want it, it is possible!

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Register Your Blog on Triangle Direct

Triangle Direct Media is the only last paid blogging site that stand still up to this day. This is a website where advertisers can get traffic to their sites for a more site exposure and profit. They can simply fill up the form and answer all information that’s needed.

It is also a place for bloggers especially those that are new in blogging world and who want to monetize their blogs. Just register, become a member and voila! As soon as you are given a task or two, you will be paid with the advertisement you wrote on your blog. Trust me, this site is legit because I have been with them since 2008.

I Love Anything Patriotic

I am a mom of two and I love feeling good inside out. Being a mother and a full-time housewife does not mean you let yourself go or look “lusyang” since what you do is run a household and take care of your family. That’s a big no no for me.

One of the things I do in order to look good for myself is wearing current, trendy yet affordable clothes. I also love showing my patriotism to this great country, and with that being said, fashion and patriotism combined in one clothing, yes please! I am into that.

I so love anything patriotic, whether it be undies, cover-ups, tops or dresses. I am attracted to this kind of fashion. One of which is the cover-up I recently bought from Amazon. I find it appealing and so I knew I am gonna love this clothing once I get it, I am right. It is soft, comfy to the skin, the size fits perfect in me and most of all, it’s the American flag!

I got a few US flag tops in my closet and I am waiting for the right time to wear them, show them that I am a proud United States law abiding citizen!

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I Made My Very First Sushi at Home

I have always wondered how sushi is made because they taste so good and yet they are costly. As frugal as I am, I would want to learn how to make sushi at home so when I crave for it, I will just go make it for myself and my family. When I saw this Kitchen Boosterz sushi making kit, I knew I needed to have one.

I was right! I have made my very first sushi last night with the use of the complete set in the kit and a very helpful step-by-step guide manual that came with it. I screwed my rice a little bit, put a little too much water in there so it was a bit overcooked. Also, I need to practice putting more stuffing in the center instead of just plenty of rice in it.

It was taking me a long time from start to finish but it’s understandable since it was my first time and did not have any idea how to do the sushi. All in all, I think I did good, the first batch which is a heart-shaped was eaten by my two girls and the half moon-shaped was the second batch was my husband’s dinner.

Do I try making sushi again? Sure! I will not stop making it until I perfected it and be able to serve my friends some really good homemade sushi.

Photo below I am so proud to share with you all, it was made with love and hard work, haha. It truly taste and smell like sushi, I tell yah!

…the kit…

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