Thursday, December 29, 2011

Corpus Christi Beach

My family and I went on a short trip to Corpus Christi a few days ago. I've been longing to go to the beach since we moved here in Texas. And the closest beach we can go is the Corpus Christi beach. The beach is situated on the gulf of Mexico and the 2nd most popular vacation destination in the state of Texas.
We stayed at Knights Inn and we chose an ocean view room that has a private balcony. The hotel has easy access to the beach. I wish it's summertime!

Akesha had fun chasing  birds, picking shells and building a sand castle.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wizard Hat

An enormous sculpture of Mickey's Wizard hat at Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. It's a 122-foot-tall, blue and gold Sorcerer Mickey Hat, like the hat Mickey Mouse wore in the 1940 classic Disney film Fantasia.

Photo was taken during our summer trip to Orlando.

I'm linking this entry for this week's ABC Wednesday.

Carhartt Coats for Men

Thinking of what gifts to give this Holiday Season to your husband, father, brother or another male member of your family? If you are running out of ideas of what to give, you can read the various holiday gift guides on magazines and websites. They have the latest listings of ideal gifts for just about anybody. You can even find out where you can actually purchase them. Whether you are going to give away electronic gadgets, clothes or carhartt coats for men, you will surely find them on those websites.

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Pinatas are very popular here in Texas. You can see them everywhere. Although pinatas are very popular in Hispanic cultures, they are used in many parts of the world for birthday and childrens' parties. Have you ever seen a pinata before?
photo courtesy of my iPhone 4
I took this picture while waiting for the light to turn green.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Hon!

Today is hubby's special day! Happy birthday Hon! I wish you good health and more years to come. I love you!
These photos were taken last year in Beale Air Force Base, California. It was our first time celebrating Greg's birthday away from home. 

Housing for Seniors

Moving to a retirement community does not necessarily entail a major change in one’s lifestyle. Housing for seniors are designed to provide a community that is similar to what a senior citizen has been used to. They know that retirement is such a huge part of a person’s life which is why they want to help guide them as they go through a major change in their lives. There are several types of retirement communities, each catering to the specific needs of those living in them.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


This post brought to you by Kool Aid. All opinions are 100% mine.
Long hot summer days are excellent time for our whole family to enjoy our favorite refreshment- Kool-Aid! With so many flavors to enjoy, Kool-Aid has been a constant companion especially when summer comes along here in Texas. Aside from its refreshing taste, Kool-Aid is also easy to make that even my daughter knows how to prepare her favorite Kool-Aid drink. If your family is also a big fan of Kool–Aid, then I suggest you visit the their Facebook page where you can look up great recipes, share your favorite Kool-Aid drink and socialize with Kool-Aid lovers from anywhere in the world. You will also get updated with the latest news from your favorite drink. Click on the “Noches de PeliKoola” tab where you can view a schedule of upcoming Sunday movie nights as well as download bingo cards that your whole family can enjoy playing while watching a Sunday movie. Each of these bingo cards contain recipes that you can try out using your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. With Kool-Aid, your usual movie nights with your family will be more enjoyable. How about you? What memories do you have when you think about Kool-Aid?


How do you like a Volkswagen car? I personally don't like it. Not my ideal car.
Volkswagen (abbreviated VW) is a German automobile manufacturer and is the original and biggest-selling marque of the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen means "people's car" in German.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pucker Powder

Have you ever had a pucker powder before? If you or your kids haven't tried Pucker Powder, now it's time to bring them in for an interactive treat. Pucker Powder is basically edible sand art.
Pucker Powder dispensers have anywhere from six to fourteen powder flavors (sour and sweet). I got to see a fourteen powder dispenser in action at the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio.
Daughter is waiting for her cousin to finish filling the tube.

A Yo Yo for My Daugter

Duncan Screaming Eagle Mayhem Yoyo
Some children get so addicted with playing with their electronic gadgets and video games that they lack any form of physical activity. They would play for hours that they even do not have the time to socialize with other kids their age. This is why parents are encouraged to give their children interactive and educational toys that do not only encourage physical activity but allow them to use their minds and imagination as well. There are several educational toys such as the yo yo, where one gets to develop his skills by learning new tricks.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Akesha's 32nd Cousin | Alyssa

Hubby's family is huge! He has 7 brother and 6 sisters. He's the 11th child among 14 children. They're parents are Catholic and have been married for over 50 years. Right now my PIL has a total of 33 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. Akesha is the 32nd grandchild in the Dias clan. And Alyssa is the youngest of all! Isn't she cute? Her mom is half Hawaiian and half Japanese.
Photo was taken last year during our visit to California.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ABC Wednesday | Urban City

San Antonio has a population of over 2.1 million people making it the 7th largest URBAN city in the UNITED States.
photo was taken at the Tower of the Americas
San Antonio is one of the most affordable cities in the country. You can find a 3-bedroom, 2 bath home for under $150,000. Try doing that in California, Florida or in the Northeast.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

High Efficiency Furnace

Do you think using a high efficiency furnace worth it? Some members of my husband’s family are using a high efficiency furnace. And according to them a high efficiency furnace can save money by reducing the expense of heating a home. My husband and I had a discussion about it, and we're considering investing in a high efficiency furnace next year.
So if you are looking for a reliable company that provides high efficiency furnaces, heat pumps, home energy & air purification, you might want to visit Trane on the web. This company provides eco friendly home energy solutions that last.