Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bead Crafts & More!

Been a while since my last post here. I've been busy with my new site for my online business. It's still a work of progress. I have asked a professional designer though to help me with the new look. As of this writing, she's in the stage of drafting the layout. Hopefully, next week, it would be finalized. I'm so excited!

I am also busy making more items, so my clients will have a lot of choices. Christmas season is fast approaching. How I wish more ladies are going to receive them as gifts.

Also, I am planning to sell raw materials for jewelry making. I hope to launch it real soon.

This is all for now!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back Again!

I'm finally back to blogging again (after a haitus of about 4 months)! I've been busy with my new hobby, which eventually, became my little business now. I finally put my interest, knowledge and skills in beaded/fashion jewelry making to use. I am enjoying it and yes, I have sold a few pieces already!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fried Okra

I finally made the fried okra recipe. I had it for lunch today! I first heard about it when a high school friend mention it on facebook. I got curious, so I looked it up in the internet. It is such a very simple recipe and yet, it is really good.

I plated it and took a picture...for souvenir =)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fabric glue...

Went to the mall today and I was so tired from walking around. I feel so frustrated because I wasn't able to buy the number 1 item on my list! I need to have the curtains on my kitchen windows sewed already... but I can't find somebody to sew them... and I'm not really in the mood to do it myself. I thought of doing it myself at first, to save money but I am just not into sewing projects at this time. I've been putting it off for quite sometime now and I'm running out of time. Our houseguests will be here very soon! So anyway, I thought of trying out that fabric glue that says "No Sew". I've seen it in expressions and other stores. But to my frustration, it did not exist in the stores today. Even the sales personnel doesn't seem to know about it! What's so frustrating is that, I just saw it there last week! Good thing my right side of the brain got to work and an idea popped up... I'll just tape them using double sided tape! I hope it will work! Off to bed now... I'm so tired and sleepy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tired and sleepy...

I'm so tired and sleepy! Tuesdays and Fridays are market day here in our place and I do my marketing on those days. I woke up early and went to the market, so that I could be home before the sun is up in the part of our yard that I am working on. I finished it already...after 3 mornings!

Callos and other firsts...

I cooked Callos for lunch today...first time and more of a testing. It's just alright, looks and tastes like Callos!

Today, I bought pork liver and it's also a first time... When I saw it in the market, I suddenly craved for fried pork liver that my mama and grandpa used to cook. My first time also to clean and slice an innard, and it went just fine!

I think, what I still can't really do is clean a live fish or any other seafoods!

Monday, April 20, 2009

My Mama's birthday!

Today is mama's birthday! I missed the celebration in Bacolod. Sis said they're having's my favorite and I really miss it! To celebrate in my own little way, I cooked spaghetti with chicken ala king sauce. I made it extra hot and spicy by adding red pepper flakes.!

The weather is really unpredictable! Just as I went outside to do something at our yard, it suddenly rained. So, I went inside, sat down in front of my laptop and open the net. Then, the rain stopped... I think it's safe to go outside now...will have to go back here later...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

"We love you Tita Jean"...

I received a "we love you tita jean" message from my nieces today. It was written on mega sketchers board and was shown on the webcam...they're so sweet...miss them so much!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blogging again...

How I missed this activity...blogging...making pages...searching and requesting for country graphics... It's been almost eight months!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lessons in Life (2)

1. Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
2. A sharp tongue can cut my own throat.
3. If I want my dreams to come true, I mustn't oversleep.
4. Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.
5. The best vitamin for making friends.....B1.
6. The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts.
7. One thing I can give and still my word.
8. I lie the loudest when I lie to myself.
9. If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.
10. One thing I can't recycle is wasted time.
11. Ideas won't work unless ' I ' do.
12. My mind is like a functions only when open.
13. The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.
14. The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime!
15. It is never too late to become what I might have been.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right... Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

50 Lessons in Life

By Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.
Shared by Conrad Favorito

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read some good books. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Cheers and best regards! Have a wonderful life!

Three Things

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back -
Time, Words, Opportunity

Three things in life that are most valuable -
Love, Self-confidence, Friends

Three things in life that are never certain -
Dreams, Success, Fortune

Three things that make a man/woman -
Hard work, Sincerity, Commitment

Three things in life that can destroy a man/woman -
Alcohol, Pride, Anger

Three things in life that, once lost, hard to build-up -
Respect, Trust, Friendship


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My new diet snack...

Since I’m on a diet (starting when...until when? I don't know hahaha!), I decided to have that new Whole Wheat Crackers from Rebisco as my snack. It’s fine by itself, but having them everyday makes it kind of boring to eat anymore. So, I made a simple “dip” to go with it. Just a little mayonnaise – miracle whip because it claims to have lesser fat – and freshly snipped chives. I am thinking a sandwich spread would be nice because it has pickle relish in it, I just don’t know yet if there is one with less fat. The chives gave it a garlicky taste and it’s so “herb-eliciously” good! Hmmm…looking forward to my afternoon snack…

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My recipe for succesful cooking...

Since I started cooking, I realized that the following are needed to make it successful!

1. Right and sufficient ingredients (of course!)
2. Common sense
3. Love and care for those who will eat them
4. Passion for cooking
5. Practice (So true, practice makes perfect!)

Now I know why in country magazines, recipes for spreads and jams are always featured. They are such a joy to make. There is the anticipation of how the finish product comes out. And when it comes out just right, you’ll be proud of yourself. If not, well, there is such a thing as next time and by then, you’ll know what to do.

The first cheese spread I made tasted like pizza flavor!
My fresh tomato jam was fine, although it’s not that sweet (the way Ilonggos like)!