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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My Free PINK Mini Cooler

I recently been upgraded from VIP to FOREVER. I shall expect sweet perks and more freebies coming ahead of me for being a loyal customer to them for a couple of years now. Victoria’s Secret sent me my new credit card along with a $10 reward card to use.

So, I hurried to their store the other day and grabbed me this cute yellow green PINK mini cooler, I bought this $10.50 worth patriotic boy shorts and used that $10 reward, paid 54 cents including tax. VS currently giving out this mini cooler with three color choices until the 11th of this month.

If you want it, make any PINK purchase either online or in-store. I prefer the latter so I don’t need to pay for shipping. I think, this mini cooler is the coolest thing to have this summer to keep my drinks chilled the entire time I am outdoors.

 

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Why Buying Sunscreen in Bulk is Good

Sunscreen In Different Quantities

Sunscreen in bulk is available for economical reasons, even with a custom private label, especially for a business that is looking for a unique item to give away to its customers that will keep the company’s name and phone number in view and in mind when ready to order the products or services. This does business promotion in a “quiet” way as customers will remember you every time they use it. A bulk quantity is also the perfect answer for those running a childcare center or a day camp.

You can directly apply the sunscreen purchased in gallon or quart containers by using an included pump dispenser. Alternatively, you can refill smaller bottles such as the one-ounce size that you want to use to reward good customers or give to each student. With the latter situation, you can continue to refill the one-ounce containers as they are emptied.

Combat the Sun’s Dangers

All those who work or play outdoors or do yard work and gardening must be aware of how to combat the sun‘s dangers. A quality, broad spectrum sunscreen with different SPF’s (sun protection factors) is the answer for great UVA/UVB protection. Some superior products also have a two-year shelf life, are hypoallergenic, moisturizing, will not clog pores, are greaseless, dermatologist tested, and have other healthy features.

Additional Ways to Protect From the Sun

* Wear clothing that protects skin. When you can see light through a fabric, UV rays can get through, also. UV rays reach the ground even on cloudy days, can pass through water so you are not safe if you’re in the water and feeling cool, and can even pass through windows.

* Apply sunscreen generously, allow 20 to 30 minutes for set-up time, and reapply at least every two hours or even more often when swimming or sweating. “Water resistant” products may provide protection for at least 40 minutes even when you are swimming or sweating.

* Limit direct sun exposure between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. when the UV rays are the most intense. If you must be outside, protecting your skin is very important. Also wear a hat and sunglasses that block UV rays.

* Check the UV Index for your area in the local newspaper or on TV and radio news broadcasts.

Find Out More

You are welcome to call Rocky Mountain Sunscreen at 1-888-356-8899 for more detailed information and to have any of your questions answered.

Wet ‘n Wild Cosmetics Deal at CVS Pharmacy

Last week’s wet n wild cosmetics deal that ended yesterday was buy $10 worth of products and get $5 extracare bucks. There is a printable coupon for any wnw product for 50 cents and another 50 cents for nail product. I printed 12 of those and got two 50 cents coupon from Sunday paper that total 14 coupons I used at the register. Three wnw eye pencils I did not have coupons to use it with but had a $3 off $15 purchase cosmetics store coupons to stack with manufacturer coupons.

So 7 nail polishes, 7 lipsticks and 3 eye pencils for $2.27 each, totaling to $19.01. I believe I got these items for cheap or free after $10 ecb if I did not have to pay tax. These will go in my balik-bayan box this September. I got a few cousins who will love to use these girly stuff when I come home. And seeing them happy and appreciative of what I give them is such a joy.

.99 cents x 14 = $13.86
+ $5.15
– $7 manufacturer coupons and $3 store coupon
= $10.67 + .88 tax
= $11.55 OUT OF POCKET AND GOT BACK $10 extracare bucks

 

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How to Make a Tender Filipino Style Chicken Barbecue

Summer is barbecue season and it’s undeniable barbecue tastes really good especially when shared with friends by the pool or lake. Or just being in the backyard with family, it’s like the perfect thing to do. But, getting the right tenderness and taste of the barbecue can be challenging at times. Most people usually overcooked their meat or worse, it is so dry that it is so tough to chew.

Here’s my Filipino style chicken barbecue that is so tender and has a taste of home. By doing this, it takes me back to the Philippines where street food like barbecue is popular among Filipinos. How I made my barbecue so tender? Follow the steps below.

1. Cut up chicken breasts into cube size, fatty part removed.
2. For one big tray, use a can or a bottle of Sprite. Marinate and refrigerate all night.
3. Throw out the Sprite and try to drain as much as possible and then put seasoning like ground black pepper, soy sauce, whole lemon squeezed juice and vinegar, minced garlic and a sprinkle of magic sarap if available.
4. While on the grill, slowly brush with marinated sauce to keep it from drying. Flip over, another brush of its sauce.
5. When almost done, brush with tomato ketchup with a little bit of avocado oil. I prefer this oil because it’s healthy than the usual cooking oil.
6. Serve hot and enjoy!

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She wants to Play Violin

On our way to the baby shower yesterday, my first born open up to her daddy that she wants to learn how to play violin and the daddy answered, right, that’s the instrument we don’t have. What we have are two ukelele and an adult size guitar which he bought in the Philippines 11 years ago on his first visit to me in my country. She wants a violin, then fine. Not a problem. I can just easily search for used in good condition violin on guitarcnter.com. I have known this site for quite sometime now and yes, they always have great discounts on any musical instrument or accessories you might need.

I Earned $100 Just by Sharing Ads on Twitter

I am a stay-at-home mom for over ten years now. Knowing I have not tried having a real job outside our home, you might think, I am being lazy. That is not the case. My husband is the only one who works for our family but we are doing pretty good, financial wise. I stay home this long because we got two girls to take care of and that to me is far more important than juggling being a mom and having a job. Seeing them grow and witness every milestone they achieved is such a privilege.

Anyway, let’s go to the topic why I am writing this entry today. Because, even though I am staying home, I have ways to earn a little bit of money while on my computer.

You guys ever heard of AdvoWire? I have been a member of this content/ads sharing site since December 2014 but did not really get serious with it until last year. For months of diligently sharing media contents on Twitter (my preferred social media), I have earned a $100.80 for it. Twice a day I am allowed to share contents with points which will then converted into monetary amount when the time is right.

I would suggest you should do it too especially if you are staying home to earn extra.

~~ Sign up HERE. Fill out all necessary information of yourself.

~~ Connect all your social media account and once you get approved, you can start sharing ad contents of your choice or depending which media you got the highest number of followers/friends.

~~ Once you share one time, don’t forget to get back to AdvoWire after 8 hours for another share. That’s it, then wait until your points accumulate for withdrawal.

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Low-carb Alcoholic Mixers

Many people today are concerned about getting into and staying in shape. Diet and exercise always play a major role in maintaining a healthy weight. However, most people enjoy an occasional treat, and low carb alcoholic mixers are one way to enjoy a treat while losing weight.

Hydration Mixers Make a Difference

Hydration mixers offer the benefits of a low-carb option while allowing you to stay well-hydrated, a perfect way to treat yourself after a workout. Soda and tonic mixers are the perfect backgrounds for beverages of all flavors. Citrus and cranberry pomegranate also provide great flavor variety.

Selecting Low-Carb Alcohol

Many people are pleasantly surprised to learn that unflavored alcohol is usually already low-carb. Some of these alcoholic beverages have other benefits, such as antioxidant levels that surpass those of red wine. Cognac, brandy, bourbon, whiskey aged in barrels and agave tequila are all good examples of alcoholic beverages with additional benefits.

A Way to Enjoy Mojitos

Mojitos have rapidly become a popular drink, and many who are dieting have concerns about whether they can enjoy this Latino favorite to the fullest. Citrus-flavored hydration beverages are good mixers to use in this drink that provides a little extra kick. Mix with lime juice, fresh mint, and a jigger of rum for a bold flavor.

A Tasty Gin and Tonic Option

Gin and tonic drinks are very popular with those who want a simple beverage when they enjoy a drink. Low-carb tonic is a perfect way to enjoy this treat with gin that’s already low in carbs. Add ice and lemon or lime juice, and you’re good to go.

Yummy Wine Spritzers

Wine doesn’t have to be out of reach when you’re on a low-carb diet. A spritzer lets you enjoy your favorite wine, mixed with a little soda to cut down on both the carbs and the alcohol. Regardless of the flavor of the wine, you can mix it with no-carb soda for a subtle flavor. Consider citrus drinks for white fruit wines or cranberry pomegranate for sweet reds.

Knowing that you can indulge in a cocktail from time to time is one good way to stay on track with dieting. There are so many options to use that you won’t feel needlessly confined.

Save Money Online By Using Groupon Coupons

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

I am the one in charge of pretty much everything we need in the house pertaining to groceries, household items, children’s clothing, personal care, bedroom essentials and a whole lot more. I consider myself a wise shopper. I don’t pay full price on items I know will come down in price eventually or if possible I can use coupons with them. That is exactly what I do every time I buy something whether it be online or in-store.

There are plenty of ways to save a few dollars especially when shopping online. Here follow what I do in order to save yourself some money;

1. Register on Groupon and make sure you check the option to receive their newsletter so you will be informed when there are new Groupon Coupons. With Groupon, you will find savings on your next getaway on Travelocity promo, local restaurants, retail shopping, baby activities, fashion, local home services, etc.

2. You can sign up on sites that offer a cashback when you check out through their site like ebates, top cashback, swagbucks and etc.

3. Subscribe to couponing websites so whenever there are new online or in-store deals, you’ll get notified in your e-mail plus you will know which coupon to print out for grocery shopping.

4. Always use coupons no matter what you are going to buy, stack that with store sales to really avail deep discounts on everything you need.

5. Join Facebook groups that give shopping tips, advice and shopping deals. Groupon for example has a page too which you follow HERE.

6. Use credit cards that offer you certain percentage when shopping for gas, groceries and almost anything. Besides, credit cards offer added security for theft.

These are just a few but they will greatly make an impact in your wallet, only if you follow these. Have fun saving!

Extra 15% off G By Guess Posey Heart Tee Plus Free Shipping

I found this cute Posey Heart Tee on G by Guess for just $7.99 with four colors to choose from, all sizes are still available. Click on the link to purchase one for you and don’t forget to go through ebates to get a 3% cash back for your online purchase.

Guess what? This deal is even better for an extra 15% off with the use of code: FIRST15G plus FREE SHIPPING, no code needed! I just paid $14.70 for both tees. Enjoy shopping!

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Follow the scenario below or you can browse for more products on their site and add items that you like.

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