Monday, September 28, 2015

Seam's Revirsible Dress #ProductReview

It's awesome when you can find a very high quality garment for your children. I got my daughter this Grace dress from SEAM Collection.  Seam Collection has a great  selection of   very cute and well-made  dresses and outfits for  girls.  I love that the designer really understand what is easy and comfortable  clothing  for girls.  
I always admire when I receive  a product that is well-packaged as well.  It shows that they really care for their customers.  This  Grace Dress is a completely reversible dress.  It has three inch grosgrain ribbon that can can be tied as a bow in the back or a knot to the front. 
My daughter is  very petite for her age compared to other kids.  You can tell that this garment is made in the US from the stitches to the  material that they used which  is 100% cotton.  Sometimes, I get disappointed when I order something  online and when it arrives, the quality is not  satisfactory.  With SEAM Collection, you can be assured that  everything is well three inch grosgrain ribbon can be tied as a bow in the back or a knot to the front.-made.  You will get the value for your money.
The dress is still a little big for her body which is fine because this would be perfect to wear  on Spring next year.  I love the design of the dress and the design of the fabric.
I love getting my  daughter   new outfit because it's fun taking pictures of her.  She is always game for  every photo shoot.
You can buy this Grace Dress by visiting the link.  I highly recommend this  if you want something that is stylish and comfortable for your little lady.
There are so many selection that you can choose from  in their website.  They even have  outfits for  grown women.  
Here's how it looks at the back.  You  either tie a bow at the back or  do a ribbon in the front.
Her photo shoot buddies are always game as well.  Si I took a couple of shots of her with them.
I would love to  thank Cindy, the  designer and owner of SEAM for a very smooth transaction we have had in selecting  the product I   love for my daughter.  I  told her that I need a size 10 but she was very  honest and told me that it runs a little big so she suggested  the next size would be perfect.  I wish, all business owners are like her, she is very accommodating and down to earth.  
Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Growing Up so Fast

I can't believe that my first born is becoming a little lady already.  She is now 10 years old and think that she knows everything lol.   
 Rye Bean is not  interested in doing any kind of sports although she plays with us most of the time. She is scared to try out for any sports because of her size.       She is so petite compared to girls  of her age.
 She wanted me to take some pictures of her by her tree.   We planted this tree when she was 2 years old.  This is tree.
 The tree has grown and so is she.
 I am glad we were able to salvage this tree from those killer net worms.
 Both of our kids are physically strong.         We make sure that we involve them to  our  fitness routines.
 Here she is doing pull ups.
 And here she is showing her gun lol.     I AM proud of you kiddo!
Happy Natuional Daughter's Day Anak, we love you verymuch!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

High School Football Game

There was a home game for the Madonna football team on August 28. We decided to  watch after the kids' piano lessons.  Madonna played against Bishop Donahue's team.
 Bishop Donahue brought their  cheerleaders. They occcupied the other  side of the  Jimmy Carrey Stadium.
 The Madonna "BlueDons" cheerleaders were outnumbered by the other team.
 The Mayor of Weirton came to support the game. He was an alumnus of Madonnna High.
 The Madonna team was doing great  at first but they got rattled when the other team scored.    From then on, they got lousy.    
We did not finish watching the game because it was already late. We never found out if they have recovered or not. I hope that I could watc my son play footballl when he is in high school.

Are you ready to take up the online training course?

Any training turns out to be fruitful only when the trainee is fully ready to take it. The training course needs a selection but the trainee may also undergo certain self-checks before opting for any training course. Not all trainings are suitable for every employee and the training officer needs to understand that well before carrying out training need analysis. If you want to take up any online training course for self-development then carry out this self-check first.

Know whether you are ready for the online training course before opting for one.
Basic Eligibility Criteria – Every training course mentions the basic eligibility criteria for the trainees. Some training regarding safety and business codes would be good for all but for certain special training courses, you need some basic level of expertise else it would be difficult to grasp the content of the training at all.

Technological Requirement – The online training courses have several elements and different software are required to unveil all these elements correctly. Ensure that you are technology equipped before opting for any online training course as frequent issues arising due to the software incompetence would make one lose interest in the training fully or partially.

Timings – Online training would have flexible timings if you opt for some recorded or downloaded version. In case of live trainings, the timing schedules are limited. The training venues and trainee locations may also fall in different geographical regions and hence the timing may sometimes be the big issue. Though the chances of facing the time issue are very low, you may still consider this factor before making selection.

Futuristic Goals – The main intention of undergoing any type of training is to improve the area of expertise and shape up better future. Ask yourself if you have any such futuristic goals or you are opting for this training just to kill time or to gain an extra feather in your cap. Without future applications, your dedication to the course may be low and that would negatively affect your learning. Go for only those trainings that get you some gains in terms of your career goals, knowledge, and skill set as it will improve your level of dedication.

Practical Implementation – Some of the online trainings will also require you to undergo practical trainings. The practical application of the learnings would only fetch you the completion certificate for the training. If the training module that you have selected also requires the practical application then arrange for it beforehand. Approach that you find resourceful before starting the training as you won’t get time to arrange for the on-job training after you have taken up the course. You can talk with your current employer for that or you may seek help from other known sources.

Half the battle is won when you have prepared well for it. When you have prepared for the training course even before starting it then it would be easier to complete the entire course successfully. Keeping all of the above mentioned points in mind, you can plan your next online training course with better performance and learning of the matter.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Paper, Paste, and Paint: Arts and Crafts for Young Children

With schools cutting their arts budgets right and left across the country, families are searching for ways to help their kids channel their creative talents and practice their arts skills by doing crafts and projects at home. Using your printer and basic craft supplies, your children can create some imaginative artworks that are sure to inspire in them a love for the creative process.
Cherry Blossoms

Japan is famous for its cherry blossoms. You can infuse a bit of geography into this lovely project. You'll need to print a black and white photo of a Japanese setting you find attractive. If you're running low on printer cartridges, you can order them at for an affordable price. Then, take a neat little twig and glue it on your photo. After, glue small scrunched-up wads of bright pink tissue paper to form cherry blossoms. This pretty mixed media work can even be framed for the wall.
Merry-Go-Round Centrepiece

For this project, you'll need a circular block of Styrofoam or florist's foam to create the base of your merry-go-round along with a handful of popsicle sticks. On your computer, locate colouring pages of carousel animals. Print them and have your child colour and cut them out. Glue each one to a popsicle stick and then push each stick to the foam. You can embellish your merry-go-round with a central pole (a cardboard tube works well) and any other supplies you have on hand like ribbon or glitter.
Button Tree

Find a colouring page of a beautiful tree in and print it out. Have your kids colour the base of the tree and any other areas of the picture. Then, glue some inexpensive plastic buttons in multiple colours and glue them throughout the tree foliage. Your kids will have fun gluing and choosing buttons for their special tree.
Custom Stationary

Ask your kids to make your holiday cards this year. They can print out vintage Christmas scenes for instance on cardstock. Have them print in black and white and then they can colour elements of each scene with coloured pencils for a cool retro look. They can even personalize the insides of the card with a message or special holiday greetings.
Decoupage Blocks

If you have old wooden blocks that no one builds with anymore, you can turn them into decorations for your home. Have the kids print out cute seasonal scenes sized to the sides of your block. Then, they should cut out each scene and paste it to each side of the blocks. Using Modge Podge or another clear sealer, coat each image two to three times. Make sure that each side is dry before turning the block and don't apply a second coat until the first is completely dry. You can even do this by using photos instead of seasonal scenes.
Be sure to tap your printer to add to your creative fun. You'll find lots of other fun printer projects when you search online. Your kids are sure to enjoy craft time and these projects will certainly enhance your quality time together.
John Sollars started in 2002, a printer cartridge supplier in the UK. He knows a thing or two about printing and he enjoys sharing his ideas and insights online through blogging.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Music 101 with my Daughter

The other day, my daughter was  telling me some stuff about music that she learned over the years of taking piano lessons.  She  showed me different  notes that are used for piano, guitar, and other  music instruments.  I thought that was pretty nice although I can hardly remember them all now, lol.  If you ask me about audio sample rate, I wouldn't know  a thing but  my kids would probably know  it.  I appreciate the  music 101 that she taught me.

Monday, August 17, 2015

First Day of School SY 2015-2016

I was looking at this photo earlier at my phone and it makes me sad that my kids have grown up a lot! I am so grateful and blessed  that I get to be a stay-at-home-mom.  It might not be a cloud nine everyday (you know what I mean right, lol) but it's worth every second I spend my time with them.  

 Today is there first day of school and as I prepared their breakfast, U wanted to cry because I felt a very strong emotion  that I couldn't  explain.  I thought that as they grow older, it would be easier for me to  send them to school but no! It doesn't get any easier at all.  The only consolation I have is seeing their smiles  and  their excitement of going back to school.  
 They never really cried when I sent them to Kindergarten on the first day but I did!  I don't cry now when I get back home but still hard  for me to see them  go on the first day.  Today is half day and they have free dress day.  Tomorrow will be the start of a full day at school and wearing uniforms.
 Anyway, we went to school early today to avoid the rush of so many  students pouring in.  We brought all their supplies last Friday when we  registered  so it was an easy day today.  I can't believe my son is now in third frade and my daughter is in middle school.  Ahhhh time really flies!
My daughter  woke up so early and made this  note for her teacher.
A pose with her classmate before I left.
As I tyoed this, my heart is heavy but at the same time  I am excited for their new adventures in learning.  Talking about mixed emotions eh?  I don't know, maybe I am just too attached to my kids that I have this separation anxiety everytime they go.
In ten years, we only left these two to a caregiver ince when we attended a Navy Bal few years ago.  Ut was really hard for me being away from them and it was just  for few hours.  I don't think I will be able to take it if we will be sparated for  weeks or even days,  Ih boym I better stop before tears  flood my keyboard.  Have a great  day everyone!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dog Sitters: Summer Job for the Kiddos

During summer break, my kids always find ways to do to earn a little  money for them to spend on things while on vacation. 
 Our neighbor hired them to  take care of her fur babies while  she's at work.  The kiddos don't mind doing it, in fact they  love it because they love dogs.
 They even told her  that they can take care of them for free but  our neioghbor  paid them anyway.
 Their  dogs are like beef cakes, they are beautiful and very gentle.
They have labs and retriever which are very  kid-friendly.  I told the kids that they can spend  the money the way they want to but they said that  they want to add it in their savings which  is  adorable.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Go Farther, Dream Bigger, and Look Good Doing It! #liveLikeHeroes

Being a blogger and media influencer is great because you get to work with  different  companies.  Most of the companies I work  with  are great.  This is the advantage of  working online, you don't only work for one company but  many.  It also feel rewarding when you see the company evolved and progress and the best part of it is, you get to witness them change for the better.  One of the companies that I truly like is the Warrior Poet.
They carry boy clothing that are made with high quality materials. They recently changed their website url from .com which is nice. Their website url speaks of what they are now, which is providing clothing for boys. If you have a son, you know that there's not many companies that only cater for boy clothing.
As part of their blogger program, we were given a shirt   as  a promotion for their newly revamped website.  I chose this Sweater Vest design for my son.
I love how it is designed with a tie and vest.  It makes it look sophisticated and stylish for any little boy.
Look how big  the smile of my little  young man is.  He love shirt designs that are unique.  I hughly recommend their  clothing for boys.  They are stylish and very well-made and  has quality craftmanship in every piece.  
Today, Warrior Poet launched their video which is based on a true story.  You may watch it and be inspired.

Based On A True Story : Loyalty from Warrior Poet on Vimeo.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.