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Viva Las Vegas Giveaway!

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Organized by Adventure Into Domesticland
Sponsored by Alice On Vacation

Giveaway Dates: Jan 1 - 31
A big thanks to the co-hosts: Deals and Giveaways and Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts!!

It's always a great thing to bond with your family even just for a few days/night. Spending it away from the norms of the four corners of your home..  I would love to go out of town and spend the weekends with hubby and my girls.. :)

Prize Package includes:
•4 day and 3 night accommodations at a 3+ star hotel on the strip in Las Vegas, NV for 2 adults! 
(25 years or older)
• A $500 dollar Funbook! (with cash, chips, meals, tokens & show tickets!)

Giveaway ends Jan 31st at 11:59 pm PST. Open worldwide, except to residents of Nevada, USA and proof of residency is required. Must be at least 25 years old to enter. Certificate only covers hotel accommodations. Winner will be responsible for all other expenses, including without limitations: any taxes, fees, transportation, gratuities, meals and sur…

Belle de Jour Power Planner (Smythsewn) Giveaway (Ends 01/08)

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Win 1 Belle de Jour Power Planner (Smythsewn)  Php 600.00 worth of Prize! Since I am so blessed this 2013, I am again sharing some blessings to my readers/followers.
Belle de Jour Power Planner is especially made for the Pinay fashionista achiever. The power planner includes time-management principles to help BDJ Girls manage their life better, articles and affirmations to inspire them to live life to the fullest and of course, coupons to remind them of work-life balance.
Aside from the usual daily, weekly, monthly calendars, the best feature of the planner are the coupons within. From discounts and freebies to the "it" girls hangouts, to an exclusive membership to the BDJ Circle which is all about empowering the BDJ girls. This planner is loaded with girl power.

This promo/giveaway is open within the Philippines only and will run until January 8th 2014. :)
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Iberico Ham Christmas Giveaway

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Iberico Ham Christmas Giveaway


Christmas is approaching, a very special period to spend with family. And in Iberico Ham we want you to enjoy it as much as you can. That’s why we have organized a simple giveaway through which you can win an Iberico ham: a delicacy from Spanish gastronomy that is present in every house in these dates.
In this giveaway there are two prizes: ●For UK and European Union countries: an Iberico ham worth 180 euro. ●For non-EU countries: 180 euro via Paypal, as due to customs issues it is more complicated to send a food product like this beyond European borders.
How to participate in this Iberico Ham Christmas Giveaway The mechanics to participate in this giveaway are very simple: just follow the tasks on the Rafflecopter app you’ll find below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can participate in this giveaway until 2013 December 31st (GMT +01:00) Madrid. Just try your luck and spend a happy Christmas thanks to Iberico-ham.co.uk!
Disclaimer: Participating bloggers are not re…

Bloggers Opp: Worth Home Products Giveaway

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Today's giveaway is sponsored by Worth Home Products and co-hosted by House with the View, Makin My Apt a Home, HouseKaboodle, Life in a House of Testosterone, Life in an Island Paradise and Dividing by Zero. Giveaway Details: Enter now to win$200.00 in cash! & $200.00 lighting credit!
Convert your recessed lights to stylish pendant lights without the hassle or expense of remodeling. Simply screw it in and slide up the decorative canopy to hide the recessed light. It's as easy as changing a light bulb.

Isn't it nice cooking or preparing you family's meal on a well-lit room. So refreshing for the eyes.  Here are some of the many available options. Be sure to visit Worth Home Products to view other options.

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Bloggers Opp: Kiddy World Plus Event

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Crafty Spices is hosting another event and is offering a Bloggers opp, sign up for this opportunity and grow while you help us promote this giveaway.

You get a free Twitter link with announcement. And the bloggers who brings in more referrals will get a Free Co-Host Spot. Read on to find out about the prize. 



This giveaway will begin January 06 and will end January 21. One lucky winners will be selected to receive a Kiddy World Plus Car Seat color of their choice.


To get HTML Code for this announcement Click Here. Details:
With announcement each blogger receives 1 free link (Twitter or Facebook)Additional Links can be purchased at $3 each. These links can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any link as long as you provide (Social network name, user name and your direct link). Co-host spots are $6 each, limited quantity available. This includes 3 links, guaranteed to be directly in the rafflecopteron, a back link to your blog on the giveaway page, 125 x125 ad space for 30 day…

Chrismtas Parties All Over the City!

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Time of the year again when the streets are busy. Most of the companies and even government agencies are having their parties! Busy streets, busy malls, almost everything and everyone are busy.



I could still recall when I was younger, every after Holy Mass for Christmas eve, there were parties on the street where I grew up. They're playing lively Christmas songs and having lots of fun.  There you can see  items like portable guitar amp at Musicians Friend and big speakers, lots of foods and drinks and the teens enjoying the event and totally having fun!

How I wish my kids will also have the chance to enjoy these kinds of events when they're a bit older, and that the streets are still a safe place to hold events like these..

Home Made Lechon Paksiw

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We had this leftovers from an event last night.. More than 1 kilo of roasted pig.
So, as early as 7 in the morning I decided to cook Lechon Paksiw.




Ingredients:
1 kilo lechon meat, cut into serving pieces1/2 cup lechon sauce or one big bottle of Mang Tomas3 cloves garlic, crushed1 medium onion, chopped1 teaspoon peppercorn2 bay leaf(laurel)2 tablespoon vinegar1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 cup liver spread(optional)1/2 cup water1 tablespoon cooking oilsalt to taste
Procedures:
In a cooking pot, heat lechon meat until start to render oil then saute garlic and onions.Pour water then add peppercorn and bay leaf then bring to boil.Add the vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes.Add the sugar, liver spread and lechon sauce then simmer for another 5 minutes.Adjust seasoning with salt then stir.Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Season's Greetings Everyone!

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Before all the networks gets clog and all the ISPs gets slow, allow me to greet you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!


Photos were taken the night before my eldest daughter left for Manila. This is actually the first time I'm going to spend Christmas and New Year without her since she was born. She'll be spending her holidays with her grandparents (on her Dad's side) in Cogeo, Antipolo.
Thanks to Canva Beta for this template. I was able to create this pretty pre-made greeting card for free! Just a few steps and viola! Greeting card ready to be print and send to friends and loved ones.

Parental Separation Anxiety

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Maternal separation anxiety is experienced when a mother besieged the feeling of guilt at the thought of a short-term separation with her kid. Who says that separation anxiety is just for kids? It is in fact that a lot of us parents have this feeling of acutely nervous when our child begins school or leaves the house.


At times, we parents worry about our child’s adjustment or simply just missing spending time with him/her. This feeling is completely normal, and the good thing is that there are certain ways we can alleviate our stress when our child is away.
Staying busy by filling up your hours or even days with activities that requires mobility can help you forget about the separation. Enjoy your time alone. Becoming a parent deprives you of your “me-time”. Now is the chance to pamper yourself while you child is away. Do the yoga, go on a spa, and watch a movie with your husband, bond with your girl friends. Don’t make your child feel guilty of leaving you. Show a positive attitude. Pare…

Cupcake – Cake Pop Carrier Giveaway (US Ends 12/31)

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Welcome to the Cupcake – Cake Pop Carrier GiveawayHosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & GiveawaysSponsored by: Sweet Creations
The carrier holds 24 cupcakes securely and up to 40 cake pops. There is 3 levels that make for a great table center piece to hold your cupcakes and or cake pops. You can add a ribbon on the top 2 tiers of the carrier stand.

This is best for those who loves to bake cup cakes for the family. 

You can find the Sweet Creations Cupcake/Cake Pop Carrier exclusively available at Bed, Bath and Beyond


You Can connect with Good Cook Online on Facebook. Twitter & Pinterest



Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Sweet Creations Cupcake – Cake Pop Carrier. This is open to US, 18+ and ends 12/31/2013 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!
Good Luck, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways …

Put Those Postage Stamps Away via Canva.com

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Each year Filipinos spend hours waiting in checkout lines, licking dozens of icky stamps and worrying that snail mail won’t get their holiday messages to friends and family in time. And all in the name of the humble Christmas card.
Perhaps that’s why less cards are being sent now than ever before. And sheeeesh, the decline isn’t slowing down: the number of greeting cards posted has dropped 24 percent in the past decade. But no surprises there — it’s often the last thing on our mind with countless family gatherings, presents to organise and the mad holiday shopping rush. 
So what if you could say a heartfelt ‘Happy Holidays’ to the people you care about with a personal design that’s just as sentimental as a handwritten note, but super quick and simple to create? Forget the text message; hold that Facebook post. Heck, why not make this Christmas a bit more special…
Simple online design platform Canva has a cracker of a Christmas surprise this silly season. The folks at Canva believe they c…

CAFE SCIENCETIFIQUE AT THE MIND MUSEUM.

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Why Should Pinoy Bother With Science? 
By Evo Joel Contrivida

In celebration of Andres Bonifacio 150th year, the establish Cafe Sciencetifique of The Mind Museum in Taguig City, present a very timing forum and discussion about science in this  world changing climate and how Filipinos should coop up, last November 30, 2013 at the Canopy Plaza of the said museum.

Present as panelist are Renato Solidum of Philvolcs, Gemma Narisma of Manila Observatory, Gerry Bagtasa of UP-IESM, and Ba Racoma of Project Noah from PAG-ASA, and Maribel Garcia of the Mind Museum.  In the recent calamities that hit Philippines, the panelist unanimously agree that majority of Filipinos are superstitious in nature, and lack of knowledge about the  science of different catastrophe plus not being familiar as well with latest gadgets or technology that could be an instrument for survival. This lack of details is one way probe that we Pinoys are lack of Disaster Imagination that could lead to being unprepared.


Panel…

The Bob Aves Jazz Group Concert.

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BOB AVES AND GROUP LAUNCH SECOND ALBUM. By EVO JOEL CONTRIVIDA
IN-Demand  Music Director and arranger Bob Aves launch his second album entitled “Out of Tradition” by  Bob Aves Jazz Group in a soul shaking concert in PETA Theater last December 11. Tag as Philippine World Jazz, Bob and his group is known internationally for combining local indigenous musical instrument and infusing it to popular Jazz sound.





Out of Tradition album is under TAO Music, an all Filipino record label specializes in traditions and contemporary culture-based titles of Philippine Music in which Aves is one of its founder, among its artist is his wife, contemporary singer Grace Nono. The Bob Aves Jazz Group is composed by indigenous percussionists Tusa Montes and Jazz Dufourt. Montes currently teach Philippine, Asian and Afro Latin Music at the UP College of Music and UST Conservatory, while 17 year old Dufourt is a Asian Music Major student in UP College of Music.  Other member is Dy Liacco for Saxophone, Ke…

Sharing Your Feelings With Others

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A significant aspect of achieving personal growth is being able to effectively communicate your feelings to others. However, the ability to genuinely share your feelings takes practice and confidence. Fortunately, there are specific actions you can take to help you develop this ability.



If you apply these strategies, you'll be telling others how you feel with assertiveness and excellent social graces:


1. Recognize what you're feeling and put a label on it. Examining your own set of emotions is much different than noticing how others react. Avoid focusing on how you think others are feeling, at least initially in a situation. Stay inside your own self to determine how you feel. 


* Getting in touch with your own feelings is a great first step toward expressing yourself to others. When labeling your emotions, consider the full range of human feelings. 


* Although you may tend to think of more prominent feelings such as happiness, sadness or anger, there are gradients of these feeling…

Ultimate Storage Solutions Giveaway US & CAN 12/29

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Welcome to the Ultimate Storage Solutions GiveawayHosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & GiveawaysSponsored by: Racor
Racor is helping homeowners “Reclaim Their Garage” with innovative storage solutions that help make the home and garage a safer place for the whole family.
You can connect with Racor on Facebook Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win their choice Ladder Lift, Bike Rack or GaragePro. This is open to US & CAN, 18+ and ends 12/29/2013 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good Luck, Thanks for entering! Entry-Form Disclaimer: Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize.

American Eye Center gifts OFWs with a Yuletide Privilege

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The Christmas season is all about the spirit of giving. And give is what the American Eye Center, the country’s leading eye care center, will do this Yuletide season.
In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.

“The essence of the holidays is giving back to the community and American Eye Center does so by honoring our beloved OFWs. These modern day Filipino heroes deserve much recognition and we do that by offering quality eye care for them and the rest of their families through our exclusive OFW Privilege Card,” says American Eye Center’s COO Dr. Benjamin Cabrera.
American Eye Center offers the OFW Privilege Card to all overseas Filipino worke…

Barbie LIVE ! The Musical

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All New Barbie™Musical Comes To Manila
As an entertainment powerhouse, the Barbie® brand has been bringing fans of all ages engaging content for decades. Now, in collaboration with EMS Entertainment, Barbie will bring fans a new opportunity to sing and dance with the introduction of an all-new musical, Barbie™ LIVE! Barbie LIVE!is an engaging production featuring contemporary music with empowering lyrics, energetic choreography and a modern storyline that will appeal to fans of all ages. Barbie LIVE! debutedlast September in Singapore and will travel Asia through 2014.In Manila, the show will be staged at the Mall of Asia Arena from December 11-15, 2013 with 11 performances only.
EMS Entertainment, leading global creator of high-quality interactive exhibitions, family entertainment and live stage productions, received the global touring rights to Barbie Live! from Mattel in 2012 and has worked for almost two years to bring this vision to reality.
“Together with Mattel we have put an in…

Top 11 Reasons to Learn Something New Each Day

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Learning something new each day is easy. Some people read voraciously and are a beacon of knowledge. Others tune in to their favorite information channel on television, listen to the radio, converse with their neighbor, or go to work to learn. However you find it, knowledge is all around you every day. 

Learning new things can enrich your life in many ways:
1. Provides something to talk about. Who doesn't want to be known for being an interesting conversationalist? You'll have plenty of fodder to share with others.
2. Exposes you to new things. Learning about new information expands your mind. You become a more interesting and thoughtful person when you gain new knowledge. 
3. You might find that one thing that makes your heart sing. For example, maybe you've never heard of swimming with the dolphins. But you read about it or saw it on television and planned a vacation to do it. You stand to experience something awesome just because you gained new knowledge.
4. Learning is refr…

ProForm Performance 400 S Treadmill Giveaway (US & Canada Only 01/31)

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New Year, New You Event Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize: ProForm ProForm Performance 400 S Treadmill Additional Prizes: $250 Visa Gift Card, $100 GAP Gift Card and Body Gospel Deluxe Event dates: 1/1 - 1/31 Open to US and Canada Referral prize: $50 Amazon E-Code or Paypal Cash
Bloggers: Sign Up HERE and tell that Life in an Island Paradise refers you.

Doc McStuffins All Better Game Giveaway 12/24

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Welcome to the Doc Mcstuffins All Better Game Giveaway!!
Hosted By: Sweet Southern Lovin Co Hosted By: Ask Dr. Renee & Play 2 Learn With Sarah Sponsored By: Wonder ForgeWonder Forge was founded by Jacobe Chrisman and a small group of creative people with a huge passion for kids entertainment back in 2007. They wanted to create fun and original play activites for kids and their families. They offer top of the line experiences that gives preschoolers that can do attitude, as well as in every kid. Each game engages the players (both young and old) to be creativity physically and socially. Wonder Forge works with Dr. Seuss, Richard Scary, many Disney Jr. shows, Warner Bros shows, and Nickelodeon. You can visit here to see their complete list of partners. Wonder Forge can be found in over 11 countries and makes over 85 games that have won over 140 of the industry's top awards. Sweet Southern Lovin had the opportunity to review the All Better Game. My girls have recently became addi…