Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Big Thank You To Carlota!

My new Christmas layout is courtesy of Carlota for winning a guessing game she had on her website. Thank you so very much. She is such a very helpful person and easy to talk to.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I miss working...

I've been in a jewelry business for quite sometime now and had the opportunity not to work in summertime to be with my daughter. But this time, I completely stopped working. I really miss my job maybe because I loved what I was doing. I even took up a diamond course from GIA (Gemological Institute of America)to be more qualified on selling those expensive stone. I miss working specially this time of the year where we get big bucks because of our commission. But I think it would be hard for jewelry business to make a cut in today's economy. One thing I love about being in a jewelry business, customers buy diamonds for LOVE, not as a commodity. It is also an emotional purchase. I witnessed women teary eyed after receiving their dream diamond, and a smile glued on their face once they got the piece that they love. It was a beautiful sight to witness and as a jewelry professional we really are elated witnessing one of the best times of their lives.

The poem that gives me goosebumps...

A drunken man in an Oldsmobile they said had run the light.
That caused the six-car pileup on 109 that night.
When broken bodies lay about and blood was everywhere,
The sirens screamed out eulogies, for death was in the air.

A mother, trapped inside her car, was heard above the noise,
Her plaintive plea near split the air, "Oh, God, please spare my boys!"
She fought to loose her pinned hands,she struggled to get free,
But mangled metal held her fast in grim captivity.

Her frightened eyes then focused on where the back seat once had been,
But all she saw was broken glass and two children's seats crushed in.
Her twins were nowhere to be seen, she did not hear them cry,
And then she prayed they'd been thrown free, "Oh, God, don't let them die!

Then firemen came and cut her loose, but when they searched the back,
They found therein no little boys, but the seat belts were intact.
They thought the woman had gone mad and was traveling alone,
But when they turned to question her,they discovered she was gone.

Policemen saw her running wild and screaming above the noise
In beseeching supplication, "Please help me find my boys!"
"They're four years old and wear blue shirts,their jeans are blue to match."
One cop spoke up, "They're in my car, and they don't have a scratch."

"They said their daddy put them there, and gave them each a cone,
"Then told them both to wait for Mom to come and take them home."
"I've searched the area high and low, but I can't find their dad."
"He must have fled the scene, I guess, and that is very bad."

The mother hugged the twins and said, while wiping at a tear,
"He could not flee the scene, you see, for he's been dead a year."
The cop just looked confused and asked, "Now, how can that be true?
"The boys said, "Mommy, Daddy came and left a kiss for you."

"He told us not to worry and that you would be all right,
"And then he put us in this car with the pretty, flashing light.
"We wanted him to stay with us, because we miss him so,
"But Mommy, he just hugged us tight and said he had to go."

"He said someday we'd understand and told us not to fuss,
"And he said to tell you, Mommy, "He's watching over us."
The mother knew without a doubt that what they spoke was true,
For she recalled their dad's last words, " I will watch over you."

The firemen's notes could not explain the twisted, mangled car,
And how the three of them escaped without a single scar.
But on the cop's report was scribed, in print so very fine,
"An angel walked the beat tonight on Highway 109

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Make cleaning a family affair

Do you feel as if your home is in a constant state of chaos? I am so amazed by how quickly catalogs, newspapers, toys and clothes seem to multiply. Clearing clutter not only makes our homes look good, it can also make us feel better. Feng Shui believes that getting rid of clutter rids your home of negative stuck energy and allows space for positive energy to surge into all aspects of your life. Clearing clutter is very challenging specially if you have small kids who loves to play and a husband who is a pack rat. In our household each one has chores to do I call it "division of labor." DD is assigned to put back all the toys she played for the day, papers and books has to be put in the assigned boxes and she also has to give Lara (our cat) food and water. DH also has a box for all the junk mails and papers so it's easier for me to sort it out.

Clutter-busting strategies for families:

* Take gently used items to a resale shop.

* Use new, large pizza boxes to store children's art projects from school.

*Adopt an anti-clutter mentality- If you haven't used something in a year, chances are you won't use it again.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Simply Delicious Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato is sweet because of the natural enzyme that converts the starch to sugar when the potato matures and when it is cooked. Some people like it even sweeter with a little added cinnamon and brown sugar. The sweet potato is also one of the healthiest foods in the vegetable kingdom. It is low in calories, high in fiber, has lots of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and iron. In addition to this awesome nutrient profile, the sweet potato has an amazing amount of beta carotine, wwhich also converts to vitamin A in the body when needed. Beta carotene is what gives the sweet potato its deep orange color. eating just one sweet potato supplies your body with entire amount of beta- carotene you need for the entire day. That's great news because beta- carotene plays a critical role in keeping your immune system strong and your eyes healthy.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Choosing a blog title

I have been reading blogs for a while now but few months ago I decided to have my own. It's interesting how bloggers choose the name for their blogs. It's the title of the blog that makes me decides which one to browse first. There are some that are so intriguing and can't help myself but pay them a visit. It took me a while to decide If I'm ready to have a blog of my own and what would be the title if I decide to. While on the process of choosing a great title, I was thinking of a diamond and at the same time my little girl to be the main focus of my blog and come up with the name Simply Irresistible. How about you? Is there a story behind the name of your blog or you just choose it randomly?

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