Thursday, July 28, 2011

Weather Check

Per record, this is the longest stretch of 100-ish temperature that we experienced here in Texas. At peak of the day, temperature usually reaches 100-106F. It is burning hot. If your work or activities require you to stay outside more often, make sure you are drinking a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated.

Everyone I know is already looking forward to Fall. My family and I can't wait for the temperature to cool down so we can start doing outdoor activities like camping, hiking and gardening. Few days ago, I already started looking for some camping and hiking gears for my husband and the kids. I found great tourmaster dri-mesh gloves in a discounted price and I think I will get one for hubby and the kids. I am also looking into bags or backpacks that we can use to store food, drinks and medicine kit during hiking.

Cool weather , where art thou? Rain, please come sooner so that the grass and the plants will be green again, the lakes and rivers will be filled again and the temperature will cool down. One thing is sure y'all, I can't wait for Fall to come!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Eye Witness

I was driving in Hwy 360 today southbound when I saw an overturned car in the northbound. The wheels were still rolling and there were paramedics and firefighters who were on the scene. My heart began beating so fast. I had goose bumps; I was scared looking at the scenario on the other side of the road. I don't know what causes that horrible accident but I hope no one got seriously hurt if not lost their lives.

The accident that I saw reminds me of two things. First, be a safe driver to yourself and to other drivers on the road. Always take precautionary measures and not just drive as if you are the only driver around. Second, accidents or unexpected circumstances could happen in just a wink of an eye. Stay calm and focus; in most cases, these great characteristics can save yours and other people's lives. I know it is normal to get panic when things turned out the other way but try to stay as calm as possible.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Outdoor Fascination

If you and your family love camping, then maybe it is time for you to consider buying RV. It is costly compared to putting up a tent but it sure does offer more convenience and comfort. It is indeed worthy of your money and investment. You don't have to buy a huge RV, just enough to give your family enough space.

If someday, we will have the money to buy one we will definitely buy one. We love outdoor activities and camping and a small RV will be perfect for us since we are only a small family and there will be less maintenance and RV repairs.

If you own one, don't forget to buy mechanical breakdown insurance for future RV repairs.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Festive Days

On special occasions, hubby and I always make sure to dine out in our favorite restaurant, Houston's in Addison, Texas. The last time we were there was last month for our 4th wedding anniversary. As always, it was a blast.

Why we love Houston's? We have a simple answer to that. We love the food, the people and the ambiance. They have the most delicious homemade smoked salmon in town. It is our all time favorite and one of the reasons why we always and will always go back there!

Here is hubby's homemade smoke salmon and dip. It taste just like Houston's.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunshine In My Life

Okay, I have to admit that I have been spoiled by my husband with beautiful flowers and gift baskets during special occasions. During Valentines, Mothers Day and our wedding anniversary, I received beautiful roses and other kind of flowers in my office. It was really a great surprise for me. Yes, I know my husband will always do something special during special occasions but the timing and the way he will deliver the gifts is something I still can't predict. I think it is very romantic and full of excitement and I love it so much.

My husband will always pick a flower or gift to my liking and wishes. He knows me so well that he already knows which floral arrangement value I would love the most. Actually, the price of the gift doesn't really matter; what matters most is the thought and the note that goes with the gift.

As my husband and I continue our journey to the future, I am sure there will be more flower and gift deliveries during special occasions. I think later on the flower company that hubby always buy the flowers and gifts will give him a membership for a lifetime and hopefully discounts as well.

I love flowers and I crave and appreciate surprises and excitement! Don't you?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Face

Hubby has to re-positioned the TV in the family room because he needs to hang 2 movie pictures on the side of the wall where the TV is. Since the TV is kinda far from the outlet so we need more tv cables.

Unfortunately, we don't have extra in the house so hubby has to go to the store to get one. It was a quick trip for him though because there are a lot of stores close to our house. When he was back, I noticed that he bought extra tv cables just in case we need one for the other TVs in the house.

After hubby put up the TV on its new location, the family room upstairs looks even nicer and more cozy. Another job well done for my personal home decorator/interior designer. LOL

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer and My New Love

This summer is one of the busiest I ever experienced here in Texas. Aside from my busy schedule at work, I am also very busy planting flowers and plants in our front yard and my vegetable garden in the backyard.

I always dream of having my own small vegetable garden in our backyard and finally I was able to make it. Thanks to my dear husband for all his support and help in setting up the garden and watering the vegetables every morning and afternoon when I have to be early at work and stay late to do OT.

I am very much pleased on the outcome of both front yard plants and flowers and my vegetable garden. I have been harvesting some vegetables already like okra, pepper, tomatoes and now my eggplant starts bearing fruit. I can't wait for the time when all of them will bear fruits and I don't have to buy them from the supermarket. Most of all, I will be using organic vegetables straight from my garden.

Here are some pictures. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Everyday, it is getting hotter and hotter here in Texas! Everyone is hoping for rain since the soil is getting very dry and the water level is getting lower. The plants that aren't watered everyday are withered. This is just a sign that summer officially kicks in.

However, time will just go by quick and soon winter will be here. It will soon be cold if not freezing cold and everyone will start to turn on their heater and start building fire in their fireplace. As early as now, some of our friends are now renovating their fireplaces and adding fireplace mantels. If your fireplace doesn't seem to be the focal point in your living or family room, try to add fireplace mantel to it. I have seen a lot of houses whose family room have changed a lot by simply adding fireplace mantels to their fireplaces.

Do a research and check which fireplace mantel suit best for you and your home, then start planning for your renovation. If you are a handyman, then renovation as simple as this won't cost you a buck for the labor.

Day In, Day Out

Everyone at work already anticipated that we will be very busy after the long July 4th weekend and we are all correct. We were swarmed and the office was packed all throughout the day everyday of the week. Honestly, we do like it because more customers mean more work and it means job security for everyone.

As always, I do appreciate the additional day off during holidays although waking up and getting ready in the morning for work isn't easy especially if you are like us who accustomed ourselves to stay in bed until almost noon if there is no work. Just like you, whenever we have no work we try to catch some sleep, rest and stay in bed as long as we can especially if the yard doesn't need to get mowed and there is no schedule house cleaning.

Since we have a longer weekend, so work week is shorter and I can't believe that tomorrow is already Friday. TGIF! Yahhoooo! I honestly can't wait for the weekend to come! After a very busy week at work, I can now relax until Monday comes.

To y'all, have a great weekend!

Is It Time For A Change?

Hubby got very frustrated one morning because I called him twice but he couldn't hear me on the other line. He tried to call me but the same thing happened. My network signal is full so I don't think it was the problem; hubby thought it might be my cellphone. Let me tell you why he said that.

My cellphone isn't new but not one of the very old model. It is touch phone with 3G and WIFI feature. I have a Samsung Behold but hubby always insist that I should buy a new phone either the new Samsung, LG or iphone. He always ask me several times if I want a new phone and I always insist that my cellphone is still okay even if it is already 2 years old. Sometimes I think of giving up to my hubby's request anyway there is nothing wrong about getting a newer phone. Maybe then we won't have any moment when we have trouble hearing each other during calls.

If I have to get a new phone, I would prefer to have an iphone. Let's see what I will actually get when I decide to let go of my behold. :-)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hardwork Pays Off

I am not being conceited but I think we have one of the most green and well-manicured yard in the neighborhood. Thanks to my wonderful husband for diligently cutting and trimming the grass every week. Yes, you hear it right; he does it every week on his day off.

Sometimes I come home from work and I see my husband mowing outside. Since it is getting too hot here in Texas, late afternoon is more sense. Having a beautiful yard isn't a joke. On the other side, it is a great form of exercise especially when you have to push your lawn mower back and forth across your yard for an hour.

One time, I jokingly told hubby that he will not worry because our yard will always be maintained beautifully even when we are older because I will buy him a mower that he can just ride on it; no need to push like ariens mower. He replied, well you just have to enjoy that picture in your mind for now because I still have long way to go until my old age. LOL. I am glad he has a great sense of humor aside from being a hard working and wonderful husband!

Happy 4th Everyone!

I know I am one of the blessed one to get the chance to enjoy work off during holidays. This week is not an exception to that.

For the July 4th, I will get the chance to enjoy a 3-day weekend which means a short work week ahead. I know it is awesome and I am very grateful to get the chance to enjoy this great perk and extra day to relax and spend time with my family. Above, I don't forget what this holiday is really for.

Let us all remember our brothers and sisters who are working hard to keep us and our country safe! Happy 4th of July everyone! Have fun but let's all be safe this holiday! Don't drink and drive y'all!