More than 3 hours of nap and a dream

I took a nap for around 3hours or more today, and it feels good. I was hoping to dream about my parents and my siblings back home, but then they didn’t get in my dreams. I just miss them a lot as it’s been more than 10 years that I haven’t seen them in person. Despite that, I am happy to see them in video or in photos and thanks to the new technologies.

Yes, I did dream of something, and it’s about my car and puppies. In my dream, I got to find my car coz I was confused about where I parked it. I also damaged the remote button in which after a while it was fixed. There was a man who was about to fix my car, and it’s almost past 5pm, and I was worried that he cannot fix it as it would be his off time. So, I was looking for my car back and forth the hotel. But I ended up falling asleep inside one of the rooms with an inflatable bed – hahaha. I woke up when the personnel of the hotel deflates the bed, and I felt like I slowly going down while asleep. I saw the personnel wearing blacks (men), but I did not see their faces. I also saw a girl wearing a blue, but I did not see her face. I was looking for my shoes or slippers, but I cannot find any, and after a while, I felt like I was wearing my shoes again. Then, I was out of the hotel roaming around looking for my car again coz I was confused about the parking spaces. While walking, I reached a neighborhood it’s like I was back home in my country and talking to people. I saw a dog who was lonely and was trying to get up from a small ditch. I was just looking at the puppy. Then I met an old woman whom was jolly in talking to me and she was proud her mama gave her 500 pesos. So I told her that she’s rich. And we keep on walking until we met a puppy. She gave the puppy food coz she was eating some chips, and I didn’t have any. So the puppy bit my fingers. It wasn’t painful though, but I want to get away from the pup. AND THEN I WOKE UP FROM MY DREAM.

My own interpretation of my dreams:
I think I am confused with my current finances and that represents my car. It’s like it will show up and it will not. But with this, I put my trust in God with everything that I am doing especially my source of income as I am a freelance writer.

Puppy – okay, I think this represents my friends. I don’t know who is lonely. I am praying for that person whoever that person is. With the pup that bit my hand, I am praying for that friend who is maybe angry with me or have an ill-feeling towards me. God bless them always.

Play area near Portal Pool Colorado Springs

This is the play area near portal pool Colorado springs. The first time we visited this place was 2012. Today is our 2nd time visiting here. My youngest kid did not like this place. I told her that she was a baby when she first visited this playground. But she said that she doesn’t want to visit this playground again coz she doesn’t like the place. She said it’s no fun at all. Though, when I asked her that we’re about to go home, she asked for one more slide until my eldest kid found a beautiful butterfly. So, I took some macro photos of it before putting the butterfly back on the ground. I visited this place for my youngest kid to see it and to take some photos of the trees that change colors. It was a fun day today. Indeed, God is good as always!

Got to do things even if I hate doing it

I’ve got to do the things that I hate doing so that I can have a good result at the end of it. I just need to work because if I don’t work, no one will give me something. I need to work smart, but if I need to work hard, then I have to do it. There are lots of people who are relying on me, and I need to move forward. I need to keep on moving even if I don’t want to. That is why I am still alive because I still have a purpose and that is to serve my families and my businesses.

Making an extra room for my kiddos

For the past week, I was doing my best to clean the extra room in the house so that I can give a little space for my kids. And last night, it was their first night in the room. It’s a shared room and it’s so nice to see them using it after living in this house for more than 10 years. Thank goodness that finally that extra room is functioning. I am not done with cleaning though as I need to sort all of my things coz most of the things in there are my goods for sale online. I hope I can sort all my stuff and give a little extra space for the house and for each of the family members.

Fastest growing retailers in the US

It is nice to know the fastest growing retailers in America. It says that these companies are:
1. Amazon
2. Sherwin Williams
3. Chick-fil-A
4. Family Dollar Stores
5. Apple
6. Tractor Supply Co.
7. Whole Foods Market
8. AT&T Wireless
9. Signet Jewelers
10. Starbucks

Have you tried purchasing products from any of these stores? As for me, I only tried the two stores so far and these stores are Amazon and Whole Foods Market. I do love amazon for my kindle books and other stuff. I do love whole foods for the rice dream ice cream for my eldest son who’s allergies to regular milk. I also love this store for some good steak, soy milk, soy products, and organic chicken.
Source: http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/08/12/americas-fastest-growing-retailers-2/4/

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Cars.com is offering these things and even more. Spare enough time in browsing this informative site, and you will learn more before investing some of your savings in buying your most loved car. So, what is your choice right now?

Searching for money even if you are facing it?

There are times when you have lots of opportunities for you to earn but then you are looking for something else even if you are facing it already. Often times, money is just in front of you but you are closing your eyes on it hoping you will find more even if you already have more. When you look back in your past, I am sure, you experience on this. It is like you are in the right track supposedly but then you tried to find other things in which it will lead you to no money at all because you are saying no to it by wanting something else. Now, I hope that today, you will look at your surroundings and check if you have neglected something that could be a great source of your income but you did not take care of it. Have a blessed day!

I Wanted to Share How I Manage my Budget

I don’t often talk about money on my blogs, and I rarely like to speak about it with my friends or family. I don’t have any big secrets, I just think these matters are personal. However, there is one aspect of my financial life that I share with people when asked because I like to give back where I can. That aspect is the ways that I save money each month. I think that everybody can benefit from sharing their ideas, and with this in mind, here are some of my favorites.

In the Kitchen

Your kitchen is the easiest and most impressive space that you can save money each month. It just takes a bit of extra time working on your budget. For example, here’s what I do when it comes to food:

  • I sit with a calendar and plan what meals I would like to eat each day
  • I compile a master list of all of the ingredients that will be needed to make the entire month of meals
  • I then look through my master list and group similar or the same items
  • With this final list, I look through my local supermarket catalogs and online deals for bulk savings for items on my list
  • While it can often take me an hour or so to complete the shopping list, you wouldn’t believe the amount of savings I can make by taking advantage of bulk items.

Out and About

Just because I live on a budget doesn’t mean that I stay at home and watch movies all night long until I fall asleep. In fact, as you will likely have read from my previous posts, I’m quite actively socially. My trick is to use services like the Groupon Coupons page for Ticketmaster. Instead of paying retail prices for tickets to bands or movies, I take advantage of coupons.

If the word coupons make you remember the days of cutting out pieces of card from magazines and papers, the world of modern coupons is very different. Redeemable offline or with your cell device in hand, coupons have become a big part of how I manage my finances.

Transport

I have a car. There, I said it! But I rarely drive it. And I mean, I’m not like one of those people who always say they don’t drive their car but always seems to arrive in style to every event, I mean that I barely drive it. The reason is that I discovered just how much I could save if I didn’t use it.

I started by making a rule to start on the first day each month where I wasn’t allowed to use my car for the next month. At all! This forced me to get creative in my thinking. I found that a mixture of public transport, ride sharing services, bike-sharing services, and good old walking were super cheap replacements that not only reduced my monthly transport budget but also got me out and about to enjoy my local areas.

So there you have it! Three of my best tips for reducing my monthly costs. I hope that they can benefit you just as much as they do me!

Kindness

Oh I’d love looking at this photo of an employee in Publix that helped an elderly with tying a shoelace. I think this man was the angel of this elderly. This employee’s kindness was so adorable. Hope everyone would do this to people who need help. It would be nice if there is a Publix store here in CO springs but there’s none. Anyway, I hope this employee would keep on helping people more.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204139790355536&set=a.10200141131911574.2195454.1249167736&type=1