Job Seeker Blues

Six months since we moved here in the country and I just now feel bored at home especially when the girls are in school and my husband is in the city. Those days when I left alone in this kind of weather just makes me crazy. I now decided to look for a job. Submitted applications both online and in person, ten days have passed still not a single call.

I don’t like this feeling, I feel awful not having something to do, something useful. I feel stuck in the house although I got my exercise machine but I don’t have the motivation to climb on it.

I call this feeling “job seeker blues”, because I really want to have an income but nothing seems responding to my applications, not even Walmart or that small nursing and rehab center in town.

I am anxious to go to work that will fit with my girls’ schedule. Oh Lord, give me that one call that can potentially change my life.

I looked back at my personal handwritten journal 2 years ago, it is inspiring. August ’16 I hoped I could get a job in December ’16 but guess what? I found a job in a hospital earlier than I hoped for. Less than a month I wrote that entry, I started working as a hostess in a hospital in Clearfork, my exact dream to work in the kitchen in a hospital setting. God is awesome! He heard me!

I wish it will be the same these days too.

Days have passed I am still waiting… for that one important call because they need my service for their company. Lord, grant my wish. I know you hear me and you’re listening.

New Year, First Post for 2018

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! May this year bring more blessings, good health, so much joy, peace, hope and love!

2017 has been great for us. We moved to a new house, new school for our children, new small town for us to explore and enjoy, new circle of friends and most of all new animals that came live with us that we did not expect. We are now a part owner of a Calico cat and a stray black labrador and pit bull mix named Rowdy.

While most people set a New Year’s Resolution, I don’t. Because I know I am gonna fail it and it will be disappointing not to stick with my resolution. What I really want to do beginning of this year is to find a job and start working. Praying and hoping to work in the kitchen around here. I am so ready to pass my application and resume!

Next is to find cheap tickets for the Philippines. A job and a visit to my little siblings are my main goals this year. Lord God, help me make my plans to happen this year.


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… this is the first time I skip gathering 13 kinds of round fruits. It is too cold and I feel lazy going to the grocery store so I just settled with what’s available in the kitchen. Also, big polka dots for it represents $$. I feel like we need extra $ this entire year because our medical and dental insurance has gone up.

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Filipinas Near Me

Moving from a big city to a small town is such a drastic change not just for me but for the entire family. I knew, that I would be deprived of the mall strolling and socialization with other Filipinas when we decided to move here in the country. It has been over 5 months since we moved and so far we are adjusting pretty good except for those times when we want to experience the city life chaos again (myself and my girls, at least). The nearest mall from us is 34 minutes. Yes, we are that far from the city that going to Lowes, hobby stores or simply going to go grocery shopping is an all-day thing now.

During our early months here in De Kalb, they had quite a few small town festivities here and each time I went out there, I was hoping to see someone with black hair. I had seen one, she was a Chinese but did not get to talk to her. They left as soon as we arrived in the venue in Fall.

Weeks turned into months, still nothing although I have seen 2 Filipinas working at Walmart, I have not totally hung out with them since they are busy working. Gladly though, my husband went to a water station one time and there he met a man with a Filipina wife with him. They live in De Kalb as well, get in touch on Facebook and went out to the mall once.

Then all of the sudden one day, 1,2,3-4 ladies started adding me on Facebook telling me they also live nearby. How awesome is that? In fact, there’s one just 8 minutes away from me and she speaks the same language as I do. I really believe I was the only one in this lonely little town but then here they are, there is a number of Filipinas around me! That give me a sigh of relief knowing that I am not alone in this place.

Here are a few pictures of us at a birthday party just last weekend.

A pose with Eleonor who happens to live next town, just 8 minutes away.
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The children and Jhess, who hails from the same island I came from.
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Another pose with Shiela from Cebu as well…
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And more Filipinas from the party, majority of them are from the Visayas region, Philippines.
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…. Filipinas in De Kalb except for one in yellow top for she lives close to Texarkana.
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Buffalo Plaid Theme Bedroom

Buffalo Plaid is so popular this year during the Holiday Season. Whether it be long sleeves for adults, baby outfit, gift wrappers, home decor and a whole lot more. I also have this style in our bedroom. Much bigger item than anybody else’s because we got this in our bedroom as a bedding!

I bought this set at Macy’s 2 years ago. Long before I discovered “country” style. How lucky of me to have bought it in flannel and can be used during cold Christmas season. So, here it is sharing you all our bedroom.

I have been wanting to buy that red truck decor or ornament but it is kind of expensive so I just settled for a throw blanket for now which is only $8 from Ross. I am happy because it is useful, so soft and comfortable of a blanket.

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Log Home Christmas Decoration 2017

This is going to be our first Christmas in our log home this year. We are in the country and farmhouse decors will be appropriate. However, I got tons of Christmas decorations, some of them are still new in original packaging unopened. I would like to enjoy using them first before ditching them and be replaced with anything country or farmhouse.

Here are some of the decors we’ve done in the house so far. I am not done decorating yet, I still got the dining area to do, table set up and such. I like how the lights and decors bring so much warmth and set our mood to feel the spirit of Christmas.

This year’s color will be green, red and gold. The staircase railing is also decorated as you can see in the picture below, it is my first time to decorate such a thing you know? The girls are thrilled now that we have two of our trees up. They so look forward for the presents to appear under our big tree in the living room.


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Meet-up with City Friends

Though we did not stay long in Fort Worth during the Thanksgiving holiday week but I was able to do some things I planned before driving over there. I met-up with friends and had a good time with them. Wednesday, my kids and I spent our day with Ofelia and her kids at Central Market play ground and had a small Thanksgiving dinner at her apartment, fed the ducks and did a quick shopping at the Filipino store nearby.

Thursday, I had lunch with friends from work before at Red Lobster Hulen. As usual, nice bonding and good time! It was soo nice to finally see them and interact face to face. Something I missed so much while living in the country. After that sumptuous lunch, we headed to the mall and went shopping with them.

My time spent with these people was so worth it and things went well as planned. Would love to see them again hopefully in Christmas.

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My Fall Decoration

I love to decorate especially in our new house. My husband once asked me why I wasn’t so keen on decorating our house in the city before. Well, simply because, it needs home improvement and a lot of things need to be done inside and if I decorate, I don’t want my job to be disturbed or moved just because he wants to fix something where my decors are. So for 7+ of living in our other house, all I could do was hang frames on the walls and a little touch of seasonal decors.

Here in the country, I bought quite a lot of decors. I want it to be homey and beautiful but not overwhelmingly decorated inside and outside. Here’s a few pictures of my Fall set up in the front porch.

You see, you don’t live in the country unless you have that wagon wheel, hay bales, rustic milk can and windmill decor.


… you know it’s Fall when mums starting to come out and give beautiful blooms of any color…
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…. my table center piece, pumpkin tea set and acorn metal basket I’ve had for 3 years, I bought it from Goodwill in Fort Worth. Pine cones were gathered from the backyard.
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…. scare crows from the last two years of having them as well as plug-in jack-0-lanterns.
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DIY Shelving

It has been over two months since we moved in to our log home and we are not done moving all our stuff yet from the city house. Around this time some people may have completed decorating their house but not me. I am taking it slow as I am waiting for these two metal wall decors online to arrive.

I have done three DIY shelves so far on the wall in some parts of our house. Shelving is easy to install plus it is a space saver. You can choose to put up stuff on the shelf for decoration purposes at the same time use them when you need them.

My personal preference is display cute things which are functional. I don’t want clutter as well. I want to keep home decorating simple to give our home that cozy feel at the same time less boring. Pictures below are of the shelving I installed for my girls’ bathroom upstairs in the first photo, it is is also the first shelving I did.

There is not much space for cabinets up there and you know girls, they need to have a place to put their everyday things they use for school. So I labeled a tin can for their hairbrushes, separate basket for hair ties and etc.

The second photo is of the shelf by the front door. It shows our patriotic side since my husband had served in the air force and his family was in the military.

Third is in our master bath over the toilet shelving. I thought it was cute for this unique little man in a barrel that I gifted my husband with ten years ago. He did not really like it so the girls got a hold of this toy and just tossed this man everywhere. Now it has found its resting place.

If you think this post interests you, please keep coming back to my blog as I will be posting more updates about my home decorating ideas here in the future.


…. my husband installed the brackets we bought from Hobby Lobby and I sanded and stained the wood to use for shelving that complemented the baseboards and trims of the bathroom.

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…. I got this cute Texas brick from Mike’s he has a few and asked for two. Painted it with white, red and blue as a Texas flag looks. Then bought a rustic weighing scale clock from Tractor supply. Toppings I’ve had for years, the small pumpkins were bought. Pine cones are free I picked up from the backyard. The little patriotic bird house I bought for $1.20 at Dollar General just match perfectly for other things on the shelf. I am pleased with how it turns out.

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… simple over the shelf decors in the master toilet, a pothos plant is good to absorb the stinks we make each time we do our business there.

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Crowning Glory

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

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For me, grooming your hair neatly says a lot about the person’s personality and more often than not, I find my impression to last. I can tell a person who loves dolling up herself likes to keep her life in order and organized at all times. Though it is not always the case for I know someone who just love to present herself looking pretty in public’s eyes but behind closed doors, she is one messy girl.

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13 Years Anniversary

Being married to my husband is such a blessing and I am pretty proud to say, life has been good with him. My marriage and my own family are the biggest blessing I ever received in my entire life. I wouldn’t change a thing about my life right now and praying that we will still be together until our last breath.

Thirteen years with him, we have two kids, moved to three different houses and a small dog. Typical American family but we are one of those that still share or eat dinner together. Though there were days when schedules got hectic and we didn’t get to sit together at the table but once the normality of life got back, everything was normal again.

Here’s to our 13th anniversary. We actually just dined out last night, a post celebration because my husband had suffered gout the past days so we couldn’t go out. Nothing fancy, no expensive gifts or whatsoever. I am just thankful I have these beautiful people with me in this journey we call life.

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