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...a blog about fashion and photography rolled into one...

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Haul From The Mall Today...

Today we went to the mall after going to church this morning. I had to meet a friend there who was buying a handbag from me and we decided to meet up at the play area in the mall where we met the first time. Anyway, I am not so happy of myself from spending money earlier. I felt like once again I wasted  my hard-earned money buying these unnecessary clothes that I don't really need. I get carried away seeing sales for a  low price but what I do not realize is, those low prices adds up and by the time I go to the check out, I get surprise to see the total price!

Oh well, nothing I can do about it. The damage is done and surely I am not taking back what I bought today, just got to deal with them now. I'll either have to wear them or sell them. I mean not all that I bought I regretted, I definitely did not regret buying lotions at Victoria's Secret. Got 3 lotions and only paid $16 including tax which would have been a little over $26, but since I used my $10 reward card, I got 10 bucks off! Another thing that I did not regret buying were these flip flops from Aeropostale that was on sale for $4.99. I did not have to buy it but my feet were really hurting from the shoes that I wore this morning to church, so I needed to buy something to wear to be comfortable walking all around the mall and I couldn't think anything more comfortable to wear than flip flops, so I bought one and it helped my feet tremendously after switching to it.

Anyway, below are the haul from my shopping at the mall today. I also bought this white maxi dress at TJ Maxx that was on sale for $13. I thought it was cute, but when I got home, I had a change of heart about it. I should have tried it on in their fitting room. I mean it fits well but I didn't really need it....sigh! Anyhow, here they are below...only have one VS lotion left, gave one to my friend and stepdaughter. The sandal I bought from JCPenney together with those tops in the front and I also bought a baby stuff for my friend for her baby girl since I did not get to attend her baby shower, I am planning on sending those to her and something else...

my haul from the mall today...

sweater jacket and cute head bands for my friend's baby girl...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Guess Handbag On Sale

I fell in love on this Guess handbag when I laid my eyes on it, it is on sale right now for $69.99, original price was over a hundred dollars. Although for me this is still a little too much, if you think about it, this is actually a very good deal. It is half off it's original price. Unfortunately, I don't have 70 bucks to spend right now. I just hate it when I find some good deals online but couldn't do anything about it but just look. Oh well, maybe next time...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Selling Some Of My Unwanted Clothes!

I already got rid off half of my summer clothes, some were sent to the Philippines for my sisters and the ones that didn't fit in the box were donated to a thrift store like Goodwill. I am thankful that one of my friends on facebook invited me to join this group on FB that is called "Pinay Yardsale". I am not sure if it's only Filipina that can join this group but I find it very neat because you can sell some stuff there that you do not want anymore. Anything, clothing, shoes, handbags, etc...

I just joined the other day, I listed some handbags, shoes and today I listed some of my clothes that's been sitting in my closet. Some are still new but the tags had been removed. I rather sell it cheap and have someone else enjoy it than just let it sit in the closet collect dust and become musty! lol

Anyway, below are some of the clothes that I am selling on there. I already sold two of them, it's not much but like I said I'd rather see someone else use it than just sitting in the closet. At least I am getting a little dough from it, better than getting dust from it! lol!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Halloween Contact Lenses

It really amazes me how time can fly so quickly! This month is almost over and about 3 months or less from now it'll will be Halloween. I am planning on taking my son trick or treating at the mall this year and I might just wear something too. Maybe I'll put some Halloween contact lenses on so that I can change the color of my eyes. I would like to have green color lenses. Green is one of my favorite colors. Perhaps I'll do a fairy costume this year! I am actually excited about Halloween this year, now I have two boys to tag along with me!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tahiti Sunrise Dahlia

I was really surprised the other day when I saw this Tahiti Sunrise Dahlia blooming. I thought for sure the dogs killed all of them, thank goodness this one survived! It is it's first bloom this year! I love it, it is just gorgeous. I plucked the first bloom to put in a vase, I'll have more soon. I can see a lot of buds on my plant, so I'm not really worried about picking the first bloom!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Late Birthday Presents From My Mother-In-Law

I did not really expect that I would receive these late birthday presents from my mother-in-law yesterday. Days before my birthday, she asked me what I wanted and I did not know what to tell her. She told me that she was thinking of getting me a dress but she didn't know if I would like it or not. So I got to thinking why not suggest that maxi dress that I found on Forever21's website? I sent her the link of the dress and the link to the wedge sandals that I liked on there too and told her to just pick one and surprise me. Well, she was gonna buy the gift but she was having trouble with her debit card. On my birthday she got me this beautiful doll which I love so much! I didn't really think about the dress and sandals anymore after my birthday.

So yesterday when were dropping my oldest son to her house, we got her mail and this big box was in her mailbox that says Forever21 on the outside. I knew then that she did buy what I had suggested to her. I was so excited to open the box and see if it's the maxi dress or the sandals but to my surprise it was both and she even included these very cute earrings. I mean I am not surprise at all that she bought both because she is a very generous person. I have seen her several times giving money to total strangers because she wanted to help them. That's how generous and kind my mother-in-law is. But I did not really expect that I'd see both the dress and the shoes! Oh so sweet of her. So lucky to have a wonderful mother-in-law! 

I feel so lucky that me and her get along really well but there are times that we don't always agree on some things but that is perfectly normal in a relationship. She always tells me that I am the daughter that she never had! She is really sweet! Thank you Lord for a wonderful mother-in-law like her!

Anyhow, I love everything that she got me especially the wedge sandals! The most comfortable shoes that I have ever worn came from Forever21! Usually when I wear new shoes, it always hurt my feet but wearing Forever21's wedge shoes or sandal, my feet never hurt! Too bad they don't have Forever21 store at our mall here! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cufflink Studs

My husband is one of those people who is so hard to find gifts for an occasion. It's because when he needs something, he'll get it right away and not to wait for somebody to get it for him. So if there is an occasion, I always have trouble finding him the right gift. I mean he is not really picky, he's very appreciative of anything that would somebody would give him. But I don't want to give him something just for the sake of getting him a gift. I want to give him a gift that he can use even if he will only use it occasionally.

So since his birthday is about less than 3 months from now, I am thinking of getting him a cufflink studs because I don't think he owns one yet. This will be something that he will never expect of getting. Most of the time, he already knows what gift he is getting and I want to surprise him on his birthday this year. Anyway, I know it's a little early to buy him birthday gift but I always like to do things ahead of time. That way I have plenty of time to think about of something else to give on his special day and besides, 3 months is not really that far off!

A Must Have Accessories For Nikon D7000

Photography is truly entertaining. I started this hobby a year ago and I am enjoying it so much. There are still a lot of things that I need to know and learn. There are lots of accessories you can buy to use to help you improve your photography skill. For Nikon D7000 users, you can click this link Nikon D7000 Accessories
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Angel Reward From Victoria's Secret

I was so happy to received this Angel Reward card in the mail this morning. This means I'll get a $10 discount if I decide to buy something from their store online or in-store. I recently went to Victoria's Secret store at the mall Sunday and I tell you, that was the cheapest purchased I ever did to their store. I only paid a little over 6 dollars including tax for 3 lotions which would have cost me $26 including tax. I had a $10 gift card that they sent me for my birthday and another $10 off if I use my Angel credit card, so I got a total of $20 discount that day which was so amazing to me because everything in that store are so expensive. Everybody who shops at Victoria's Secret knows that!

Anyway, I am not planning on spending this reward right away. Maybe I'll wait a little longer when they'll have some kind of promotion going on and since this card doesn't expire until October 31. So I have ample of time to think as to what I should use this card for. Perhaps more lotion? Or bra? Or Undies? We shall see!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Leopard-Print Wedge Sandals

Another addition to my animal-print obsession are these leopard-print wedge sandals. When I saw these sandals on Wetseal's website last week, I actually didn't think much about it. I didn't like the way it looked in the picture. So when me and my friend went to Wetseal store at the mall yesterday, these sandals were there and she showed it to me. 

I looked at it and tried one on and it was actually very cute! And we were in luck because they were on sale for $19.99 plus if you buy one you get one for one cent! So I grabbed two and only paid $20 for both and gave one to my friend! Now me and her have the same leopard-print wedge sandals! I just love it!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Love The Print And The Price

I so love the print on the dress pictured above. Too bad it's not a maxi dress or I would have bought it already. This is dress is only $10! I hate that I couldn't wear dress this short. I mean I could but I don't want to. I am just not comfortable showing my legs to the public because I have some scars that I got when I was young. Yes I was rough and always falls down whenever we were running outside playing with my sisters and friends! 

But anyway, this dress print is just so perfect for summer. If you are interested in this dress you can buy it at nomorerack.com. I always check their site almost everyday because they do have some good deals their sometimes. So you better head to their site before they're gone!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beautiful Hosta Blooms

I am just in love of my Hosta! The blooms are just lovely! It is so funny because the mother plant where I got the cutting look so different from this. This has variegated leaves while the mother plant has solid green color and the blooms are kinda different too. This one is planted more in a shade and the mother plant gets a full sun everyday, I don't know if it has something to do with that or not.

But anyway, they are still both beautiful to my eyes but I really like this one better. I just couldn't get enough how pretty the flowers are! I guess I'm gonna have to take some cuttings from this one plant it somewhere else...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wildflowers Are Beautiful

I found the wildflower pictured above in our yard. I have never seen one growing before until the other day. I spotted it down the bank and wanted to check it out but didn't do it because the weeds and grass were just too long and I had my youngest son with me. So earlier when I went to our vegetable garden, I noticed the same wildflower near our garden and I just couldn't believe how beautiful this flower is up close! So I decided to picked it out and put it in my tiny bottles that are sitting in my kitchen window and yes I put them there now and it's perfect!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My New 3-lb Hula Hoop

I bought a hula hoop (the smaller purple one) two weeks ago to be used for my exercise but it just wouldn't stay spinning on my waist. I think it's because it is too lightweight. I even put some tiny rocks in it to make it heavier, it did much better but still not good enough to exercise. So last week I decided to look on ebay for a new hula hoop. I found the big one (pink and green color) on there which is meant for exercising, it weighs 3 lbs!

Today it came and I got to try it out and I am telling you what, it is dang heavy. It works pretty good, it'll spin for as long as you want it too. I can even walk and run with it but the metal frame really hurt on my waist even though it is cushioned with rubber foam! But I don't need to complain if I want to get rid off this extra fat that I am carrying around my belly. I really want to tone my belly down and lose a little weight. I have been eating so much lately that I don't think I'll be able to thin down without anything to help me. 

So there's my 3-lb hula hoop, I am depending on it to help me lose some weight. But of course it is also depends on me how bad do I really want to get rid off extra pounds. That means I'm gonna have to have self-control about eating too much. I believe you are the biggest helper of yourself!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wearing My Hippie Chic Maxi Dress

Yesterday I finally wore my new hippie chic maxi dress to church. Since I don't feel comfortable showing too much skin in the church, I topped it with a lace blazer and then paired with pink strappy sandal. 

I don't believe in going to church wearing mini skirt or shorts or showing too much cleavage. In my opinion, those are just not appropriate clothes to wear to church at all. So whenever I feel like wearing clothes that could show too much skin, I always topped it with jackets or blazers or cardigans.

I wasn't even comfortable wearing that sandal to church. I know there are no rules as to what to wear in our church but I have seen people that were wearing skirts that almost shows their butt or their boobs almost hanging out of their blouse. I mean if you don't have self-respect at least respect the fact that you are in the house of God so therefore you need to respect it!

Anyway, I am not attacking anybody just expressing my opinions. If I offended anybody it's not intentional. Just stating the facts here based on what I have seen!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Just Great PR Disappearing!

I don't know what's going on but I am really pissed right now! I just found out minutes ago that my other blog's Page Rank has disappeared like it did to this one. That's why I changed this one to it's own domain. This blog used to have a PR 1 and for some reason it went to not available. Now the other one is doing the same thing. Now I'm wondering if it's going to happen to all of my blogs now, one at a time??? 

This blog's PR is back to zero days after I changed it to it's own domain name. I don't know if that has anything to do with that. My other blog that has no available PR now is in sub-domain name. I really don;t know if I did anything wrong or what! I just don't understand what's going on. All I know is I'm pissed about it and if anybody knows what could I possibly done wrong, please tell me so I could change it!!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Animal-Print Nails

I am so obsess with animal prints that I paint my nails with it too. Picture above is my first attempt to do cheetah print but as you can see it looks more like leopard. I know you can buy those animal print nails that you just stick to your fingers but they are a bit expensive for me, so here I am doing it manually and besides I like to challenge myself! It looks hard to do but I know I can do it!

Anyway, this is not the first time I've done animal prints on my nails, I did zebras the first time. Everybody that have seen my nails in person loved it. There was even this girl at Hardee's when I was ordering food at the drive thru, she saw my nails and she told me that it was so cool and cute even if it was halfway gone! LOL! I was flattered of course because I did it with my own hands! Anyhow, below was the first zebra prints that I did before...

What's Blooming In The Garden?

Liatris is one of the flowers that is blooming in my garden right now. I only have a couple of this plant. I planted more than that but I guess the others didn't survive! Still I love it and gives beautiful color to my garden!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Another Addition

Well I finally got tempted last night after avoiding from purchasing online for how many days or weeks. I had a very good excuse for doing so since yesterday was my birthday! LOL! I guess nobody could argue with me on that and besides I think I deserved it since I am using my hard-earned money from blogging!

Anyway, I found this maxi dress on one of those sites that offers discounted prices on pretty much everything. From gadgets, jewelries and watches to home decors and toys. You can pretty much find everything on there. This dress retail price was $65 and only paid $19 for it. It was still a little high for me but I just went ahead and bought it anyway because I really like the style and the design of this dress. Some people might find it tacky but I don't really care, I like it and I'll be the one wearing it...

Anyhow, I am hoping that this maxi dress is the just perfect length for me so that I do not have to hem it like I did to my other ones. The measurements weren't specified on the site, I am just taking my chances on it but hopefully it is just the right length for me!

Happy 4th Of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Which Is Cuter?

It is a disgrace that I have to check my favorite stores online multiple times a day just to satisfy my addiction! I don't have the money all the time to buy what I see that I like so looking and admiring them is good enough for me sometimes. 

Anyway, I just checked one of the stores and I was specifically looking at the shoes, hoping that maybe I can find some good deals. I found these two cute flats shoes in animal print colors. The first one is in leopard print with a bow on top and the other one I think is in cow print which I think is so cute with a little ruffle on top! These two flat shoes are just as cute as they can be but which one is cuter? Below are the shoes that I am talking about!

If I were to buy one of these two shoes, I would be confused on which one I should pick because they are both truly beautiful in my eyes. Unfortunately I do not have the funds to buy them right now so I am just contented to look at them for now! In your opinion which do you think is cuter?