Wednesday, March 31, 2010

For a great cause!

Hershey's Better Basket Blog Hop!

Thanks so much to Nichol at Kiddies Corner Deals, for passing this beautiful basket on to me. And now, my turn! I'm passing on this yummy basket to all of you guys for this wonderful cause;

Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010). Join me! Let's pass more baskets for this wonderful cause! Thank you all guys !!!

All you need to do is;
Place this beautiful basket on your blog post. Link back to to person who gave you an Virtual Easter Basket and pass this basket on as many person as you want! Leave your link "Better comment section. You can also find the official rules of this blog hop here.

This Easter season Hershey is all about helping you to create Better Easter Baskets with their special limited edition Easter candies found at Walmart.

Comments *off*

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Library, Popcorn Shrimp and Digiorno???


We went to the library today. It's always a great place to go especially for rainy days:)
He met two of his friends from same class. I love when he sees his friends outside of school, it makes him so happy. I kept saying 'use your inside voice'. Lol, the kids got excited!! They spent almost one hour on computers. Then we chose some books, a DVD and a CD. He got a few fun books. Paper folding and crafting books. I think those books keeps him busy this week:) We stopped South Side Restaurant which is very close to home to take out lunch. He loves popcorn shrimp&fries.
Our Spring Break has started pretty good. He's watching his DVD now .

Me?? 'Yonca wasn't cooking' today for dinner:) It was Digiorno night!!(not delivery:))
And now, mommy has some bills to pay!!!

Off today!


Today is the first day of Spring Break. My son is home. It's raining again today. We woke up late this morning and I'm taking a day off blogging. I promised my son to spent together today.

I made coffee, poured in my favorite cup (Yes, fruit figures again. Love it:))
And we're making pancakes for breakfast together!!!

Hope everyone is having a great Spring Break!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fresh Wave Green Home Kit Review


I received a package from
Fresh Wave yesterday. Green Home Natural Odor Eliminator Kit contains, one 6.25 oz. soy candle, one 8 oz. spray and 16 0z. Odor Neutralizing Crystals.


Fresh Wave products are made with natural active ingredients, none-toxic and no perfumes. Honestly I wasn't sure it would effect fast and give the fresh smell without any
fragrances. I tried it myself and I can tell you. It works very well!!!


Fresh Wave All Natural Odor Neutralizing Spray is unscented. You don't have to deal with some fake perfumes that can cause headaches and irritate eyes. Plus it's not just air freshener. You can use it for fabrics too. I used Fresh Wave Spray on the couch last night. Fast and totally effective. A few light mists of Fresh Wave Spray eliminates odors in the air and from fabrics. I was having my morning coffee this morning, sitting on the couch and watching news. Totally amazed me. It smells like new fabric. Use this product for any place you want..Pillows, pet beds, couch, curtains.. without worrying about safety.


I placed the
Fresh Wave Odor Neutralizing Crystals in the bathroom. And I took out the old one. Just removed the lid and left on the counter. My son was asking me this morning..

-Mom, did you wake up early to clean the bathroom today? Crazy! (I used to do this, I mean cleaning the bathroom early morning when I was working:))
-You're gonna miss the bus.
-I can sit here all day!
-You can't still sit there. Not even for one more minute. Your bus is almost here, hurry up! I'm not blaming him. I feel the same way when I was using bathroom this morning:)
This product is just perfect for basements and attics! All you need to do is remove the lid. Lasts 30 days to 90 days!


Fresh Wave Soy Candle made of soy wax, soya, natural extracts of lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove and cedarwood. I lit the candle in kitchen. After the dinner my kitchen wasn't smelling onion and garlic. I enjoyed every minute to place the dirty dishes in the dishwasher:)

This morning,
I took a walk. When I got back home, I felt the freshness of nature in home.
A fresh smell all around the house!!!

Bottom Line;
It’s safe to use around pets and kids. All natural ingredients and none-toxic. I wasn't expecting from a natural product to give that fresh smell to my house. I'm really impressed. If you are not after fake perfumes and if you're looking for safe and effective products to eliminate odors, this product deodorizes your home without chemicals.
Fresh Wave Green Home Kit a try !

Thursday, March 25, 2010

L I I T..Want some???

It has been a while since we’ve spent some time just drinking and talking. Hubby works long hours and comes home tired. Last Friday, Aria got tired wrestling with daddy around on the ground and went to bed. We were talking about last summer, cocktails and especially one made with gin, tequila, rum and vodka. Long Island Ice Tea!It’s been popular in Long Island for a long time. Hubby was trying to remember who invented this drink. And I was helping him saying any name that comes to mind:) Hehe..I really confused him ;) Then we looked it up, of course. Wikipedia says;'Long Island Iced Tea, a summer drink was first served in the late 1970s by Robert (Rosebud) Butts, a bartender at the Oak Beach Inn, in the Town of Babylon, Long Island, New York.’

I love that drink. I prepared it once with the help of a friend before. It was fun to make this drink as much as drinking it:) Here is the recipe if you'd like to give a try.

Long Island Ice Tea
1 part Gin
1 part Rum
1 part Tequila

1 part Triple Sec

1 part Vodka

1 ½ parts Sour mix
A little Coca-Cola for color
Mix ingredients(except coke) with ice in a collins glass then transfer to shaker and shake then pour back into glass. Then pour soda water(Coca-Cola, Pepsi, or RC Cola) without stirring. Garnish with lemon or lime.
We didn't realize how late it was. I think we were very loud and woke Aria up:) Lol, he insisted to join   the conversation. He wondered what we were laughing about..Hubby and I looked at each other..that unexpected situation made us laugh louder!(Mom's time out was over!!!)
Do you want to know what the other moms did in their 'me' time?? Come on, click Heather's cute button and join me!
Happy Thursday!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Soup time!!!

This weekend the weather was sunny and gorgeous. Hope everyone had a great weekend. A little chilly and rainy today! I'm in kitchen now and making a yummy soup!


Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Friday, March 19, 2010

Morning Fun!!!

It was Sunday morning, he woke up so happy! I thought it was the right moment to take a great shot of him!


I was taking another shot,
First,he posed..


Than he thought that, it was so funny,


He kept laughing until I called him for breakfast!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eggplant Lasagna

Last Saturday we had eggplant lasagna for dinner.It was YUMMY! I'm so glad Aria liked it too.I used the no boil lasagna noodles. They are great time saver.I wasn't sure my son would like it. So,I used only one eggplant. But if you are an eggplant lover, I suggest using 2 eggplants:)


1 eggplant(cut into thin slices)
9 lasagna noodles
1 lb.ground meat(brown)
2 eggs(beaten)
2 cups shredded Mozzarella(part skim) and
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
8 oz. ricotta cheese(part skim)
2 cups spaghetti sauce
2 cups tomato sauce, oregano


Place eggplant slices on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Brush lightly with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.Cover with foil and bake in a 400 degree oven until eggplant slices are soft.

In small bowl mix ricotta, oregano and beaten eggs.Set aside.
Combine tomato sauce,spaghetti sauce and brown ground meat in a bowl.

In a 11 x 7 inch baking dish, layer 1/4 c tomato sauce.Arrange three alternate layers of noodles, ricotta/egg mixture, eggplant slices, Mozzarella-Parmesan cheese, ground meat-sauce.Pour cheese mixture over the all.Cover and bake about 40 minutes. More cheese?? Sprinkle extra cheese on top before serving;)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Green drink!


A lot of wind...A lot of rain!!! It is horrible outside. High wind up to 50 mph and rain brought lots of trouble in Long Island today. Downed trees, downed wires..I remember 7 years ago, it was very windy just like today.A tree felt on to my husband's car.Lol, he had to say 'good bye'to his car.

I took my son to the dentist today. Then we stopped grocery store. I got fresh kale and broccoli. I saw a few times on tv and planning to try that green drink.
When we got back home today, one of the lamps were broken and the tent was just like that at backyard.We could barely closed the kitchen door.


I hear the wind inside right now.Lol,it really sounds scary!!!

Anyway, my helper and I decided to make a green drink. I placed kale, broccoli, cucumber(English), carrot, apple, strawberry, lemon juice, orange juice and ginger in the blender and made two glasses of green drink. We played drinking games:-) Otherwise I'm not sure he would drink it.
Sounds ewww? Yeap, I thought it would be..But it wasn't that bad! Seriously,I kinda like it. I didn't measure though.
Don't think that I'm depressed because of the weather and had this drink:) Hehe..Lol, believe me it is not that bad!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I have been cleaning today.Whew! Finally have a chance to finish up this draft post I started yesterday. Latest awards I received, a tag and the first flower of the year in our backyard :)
Thank y'all ladies! I appreciate all of these lovely awards and the tag:)

And Jen@Starting Over and Emily@Beauty Inside@Out tagged me.

8 Shows I like to watch:
-The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
-Rachael Ray Show.
-Design To Sell

-American Idol.

-Dr. Oz Show

-What Not to Wear



8 Favorite places I like to eat and drink:
-Southside Fish&Clam Restaurant.
-Akdeniz Turkish Cuisine.
-Olive Garden.
-Panera Bread.
-Johnny Rockets
-Splash Cafe&Grill
-TGI Friday's

8 Things I look forward to:

-Spending some time with my son at a park.
-Being financially secure.
Watching our son grow with hubby.
-To feel the sand between my toes.
-To paint my son's room.
-To have a cup of tea.
-To see a rainbow
-To watch my son in swimming class.

8 Things that happened yesterday:
-I cleaned out the fridge and the pantry.
-I watched Tv
-I took a walk
My son or me-still don't know- accidentally posted an unfinished draft post.
-I helped my son's homework
-My son made me laugh hysterically.

I had an online chat
-I got an appointment from my son's dentist.

8 Things I love about winter:
-Sitting by the fire and talking.
-The first snow of winter.
-Soft fuzzy socks.
-Hot soup.
-Hot showers.
-Making a snowman with my son.
-Snow view.
8 Things on my wish list:
-To stay healthy and happy
-Being financially secure.
-A Laptop.
-My hair straightener is dead. I need a new one!
-A new car.
A beautiful house.
-Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.
-A Large refrigerator.
-More income.
Lol, I can add more:)

8 Things I am passionate about:
-My family.
-Learning another language.
-Healthy cooking-eating and healthy living.

8 Words / phrases I use most often:
-You're kidding, right?
-Love you.

-Stop it!
-Is everything ok?
-How was school?
-How was your day?

8 Things I learned from the past:
-You can learn a new thing from your child.
-Don't eat too fast!
-Life is REALLY too short!
-Don't go to bed angry.
-Start each day with a positive outlook.
-Don't be afraid to follow your heart.
-Saying cheese when posing, doesn't work for me.

8 Places I would like to visit:

-Miami Beach.

8 Things I want / need
-Doing more exercise.
-A Time Machine.
-To try a different nail color
To record my son's talk show;)
-To die my hair.
-Spring Shopping.
To organize the garden shed.
And...done!!! This was a hard one :)

And another 10 things that make me happy:
-Family dinners.
-Sunrise and sunset.

Going to concerts.
-Lose weight
-A new sunglasses. Lol, I have a collection:)

-Watching my son reading.

-Going out without watch.

Please visit these wonderful blogs and spread some love!!!


Ok, this is not an award. I took this picture two days ago. The first flower of the year in our backyard.Yay Spring!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Want Beautiful Brown Skin?

I was looking for a product to get a little color without any damage to my skin. I tried a few products but none of them looked natural to me.After I found Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer,I decided that Jergens is the one!
After a few hours, the result amazed me. It gave my skin that sun-kiss.
I used Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer Medium Skin Tones-7.5 Fl. oz. squeeze tube.
I noticed my skin had a slight glow.It was very natural brown, soft and healthy.In three days I looked as if I tanned for three days straight.The first three days after, I didn't need to use it every day.
It's easy to apply. But I recommend that you wear gloves while applying this product to avoid darker palms. Also It work better after the shower.Let your skin dry a while before using. After you applied your body, don't forget to rub a little bit of tanner on the back of your hands.
This product doesn't contain any tape of SPF sunscreen. If you are in the sun, you will need to apply some.

Jergens Natural Glow also has face moisturizer. But it made no difference in my skin color.
Next time I will try medium/tan skin tone. I love wearing white after tanning. But unfortunately this product stains on clothes.
Buttom Line:
I think Jergens Natural Glow Body Moisturizer is a great self tanning product.
But if your skin is very dry you might need for a second moisturizer.
It works! Gives skin a natural brown looking. Smells better than first time I bought. Enjoy your brown skin!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Let's Celebrate!!!


My computer is finally fixed!! I didn't want to take it to BestBuy or Staples and pay too much money for this old computer to get fixed. Lol, it is not the good time for me to buy a new one either. So, I waited for someone who gives a better price. And I'm back!!!
Not only my computer feels better but also so do I:)
I got the good news yesterday and my son said 'mom, lets make chocolate chip muffins and celebrate'. Of course I got the message..It has been a while I haven't made chocolate chip muffins which they are his favorite. While I was mixing dry ingredients, he helped me to mix the rest of them. He got the first bite and said 'mom, I'm glad your computer is back' :-)

2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup low fat milk
1 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups of flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I'll be visiting your blogs over the weekend.
I trully miss y'all.


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