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Bright and Colorful

Each color that we like shows that there are certain things we like. If you choose blue, you mostly admire the nature (ocean and seas) and the sky. Red for love and the flowers and etc. However, if you’re a musician and you have your own favorite color, you can add these top selling colored guitar strings at Musiciansfriend on your guitar. You now have a choice to use DR Strings NEONs are super bright color-coated strings that sound clear, bright and musical.

These Multi-Color Medium Electrics are an excellent idea for those learning to play or just wanting to add pizazz to their rig. Easy to fall in love with and matches with their remarkable sounds.

Princess Megan’s Drawings

Since two years old, Princess M started with just simple smiley drawings that expressed her feelings on that particular moment of day or time. When she is bored, she just grabs pencil and paper and start entertaining herself by drawing mostly facial expressions through smileys.

As she gets older, her drawing developed into different faces with expressive eyes and smiles. She had drawn quite a lot of faces already and there are some drawings that really caught our attention. Two of which are pictured below.

This girl amazes me for she practically knows how to draw compare to me. I can only do stick figures, while she, on the other hand are into faces. The drawing on the right is like she drew herself. Same hair length and color, long eyelashes, almond-shaped eyes and all. I am but a proud mommy of my girl who are into drawing!

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Guitar Center Branch in Anchorage

I am glad to know that this online music store are all over the US now. Even in places you did not think exist, they are there. If you live in Anchorage, Alaska, you should know there is a guitar center anchorage near you for all your musical instruments, accessories and stuff needs. Find that very piece of guitar or violin you have been wanting to own, browse for tons of choices, brands, star-rated products or based on condition of the product. All that are available on the link above.

Matching Dresses

It has been a while now since I did not buy my Princesses clothes and shoes. They still have a lot of nice dresses sitting in their closet. But then when we went to the outlet mall last weekend, Princess M got enticed with this pretty pink shoes, my Filipina co-worker gifted her a dress and picked yellow for her, I told her that purplish pink would go best with the shoes so we chose the latter.

Later on, as we kept on walking I realized that the big Princess does not have anything for her so we went back to Gymboree and bought her a matching dress as the little one, only with no shoes. At the end of the day, they were both happy and like the dress color very much. I am glad, I bought them something new for it makes them happy.

 

Shoes only cost $12.99, same goes with the dress, $12.99 each! Not so bad and yes, I believe it is a good deal.

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Princess M and Carrots

There’s a relation between Princess M and the crunchy baby carrots. She likes it a lot, like a lot! She makes baby carrots her snacks instead of just other junks we have in the pantry. I am one proud mommy here because how many small children do you know love munching on something healthy?

I saw this little Princess last night having a good time watching tv, legs crossed and snacking on carrots. I was amazed at how she made herself comfortable without bothering me to get the carrots, instead, she went to the kitchen and served herself. What a good girl she is! I found her in this position so cute, don’t care about the world!

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Washing Dishes

This is Princess J, as you can see, she is washing dishes in this picture. I made her wash her own and mine’s dirty dishes just so she will not forget how to do it properly. It has been a long time since she’d did that and she seemed to forget what I taught her before.

She is years older compared to me when I started doing this chore so I am kind of guilty for not pursuing her into washing dishes every time she is done eating. This is my way of teaching my kid to be responsible so she can take care of herself when she becomes an adult or when leaving for college.

Things she can do so far is showering herself (with occasional mommy’s nagging), fold undies and socks, hang her uniform in the closet, wash dishes and pick up some stuff from the floor. If I were to be strict with her, I would let her do all the things I do in this house but I don’t want her to think she is being punished.

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Princess M can Now Ride a Big Girl’s Bike

February 27,2017 was one of the most significant days I will not forget because it was the day Princess M decided to use her big sister’s outgrown bike (take note, without training wheels) outside. All she needed were a few pushes and she drove off like a pro.

At first, she was biking wobbly, got off the bike a few times, tiptoeing and trying to balance on the grass. But guess what? It didn’t take her long to get used of the bike and comfortably ride many rounds on an empty concreted lot next to our house.

I was amazed of this girl’s determination for deciding she wanted to use a big girl’s bike. And from that day, she was pedaling like a pro. I captured the first moments of her milestone that day pictured below.

Before she could use this bike, I had this toddler “cruzee” bike used for review without pedals surely helped her a lot. It is a bike that helps kids to just cruise with their feet and learn how to balance by lifting their feet off the ground as they continue to move forward.

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They Love Mico

Mico, a friend’s pet bird for a long time. Princesses J and M love Mico. Every time we come visit Mike in his place, they get excited of the thought being in the country, seeing Mico and Sissy the female dog he has.

Anyway, these girls have been wanting and bugging me to buy them a pet bird. I told them unless they know how to take care of their pets, they won’t get any. I bought them fish on Megan’s birthday last year, me and my husband ended up cleaning the fish water every time it gets dirty. You see, it is just a simple fish but it adds my chores to do when on day off.

Back to Mico, it’s a male bird who is tamed and is not aloof to humans as you can see in the picture below, it stayed where my girls are and he actually allowed humans to pet him. He is nice and would be great to have a bird like Mico, but no for now.

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Healthy Nutrition – How to Cut Down on Simple Sugars

Sugar, the sweetest poison there ever was. This white substance is everywhere, in our sauces, cooking condiments, energy bars and even in our canned fruits. Don’t get this wrong, this post is actually referring to the simple sugars that are often used to preserve foods or improve their taste; not the complex natural occurring sugars that can be found in vegetables, fruits, whole grains or nuts. Those are what we call the “good sugars” because unlike simple sugars, they contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals – nutrients that actually do add value to our bodies.

Why should you care about sugar this much?

You should because simple sugars are bad for you; they affect your liver by causing it to overload, they cause your tooth to decay, they give you a momentary boost of energy but make you feel fatigued later on and in extreme cases, they give you diabetes.

Ideally, the WHO recommends we keep our added sugar consumption to less than 6 teaspoons a day. A lot of folks seem to think they are adhering, whereas they aren’t. Consuming an energy drink here, a snack bar there and a canned fruit alongside your dinner can easily see you exceeding over 10 teaspoons of sugar daily. This is possible because, on these products, sugar isn’t listed as sugar; instead, you see them as listed Brown rice syrup, lactose, maltose, fruit juice concentrate, galactose, and caramel. Sugar alcohols are another way in which sugar is hidden on product information. Next time you take a trip to the grocery store while reading the product information, lookout for words that end in “-ose” or “ol”.

For more information, check out this very helpful infographic we came across.

 

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Princess M Caught a Fish for the First Time

I am so proud of my Princess M for her successful fishing last weekend in Avery. Fishing is not easy, it is testing your patience as to how long you can wait for the fish to take your bait. Much more a 5-year old girl whose patience is limited.

Just when she gave up and uttered the words, “I’m tired, I give up” and voila! Something took her bait and yes, she caught her very first fish in her life. A blue gill fish in a bigger pond at a friend’s property. I will write it down here so someday she can look back and remember the date, February 19,2017 she officially became a “fisher girl”, lol.

First photo below was the very spot she got her fish. The men came to the rescue and unhooked the fish and release it to the water.

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