Friday, January 30, 2009

I have been tagged!

My friend Jennifer tagged me for this fun little thing a week ago, life has been so crazy that I just barely knew I have been tagged, so here I go.

8 Favorite TV Shows:
  1. Ghost Whisperer
  2. Sex and the City
  3. Law and Order: SVU
  4. John and Kate Plus 8
  5. Iron Chef America
  6. Desperate Housewives
  7. Any show on HDTV
  8. My Chinese shows from TVB

8 Things I did Yesterday:
  1. Gave Jathan and Brianne baths
  2. Took a shower
  3. Wrote 25 random thing about me and posted on Facebook.
  4. Cleaned up the basement and get ready for carpet.
  5. Watched Jeff doing all the touch-ups in the basement.
  6. Picked out decorations for the basement.
  7. Put my kids to bed.
  8. Found out our new TV is not working.
8 Favorite Restaurants:
  1. Benihana
  2. Ho Ho Gourmet (1300 state st. in Salt Lake, not the one in Bountiful)
  3. L & L Hawaiian BBQ
  4. Olive Garden
  5. Noodles & Co.
  6. Famous Daves
  7. Ruby River
  8. Blue Iguana
8 Things on my Wish List:
  1. Get a big FAT check from selling our house.
  2. Go back to Hong Kong with my family this year.
  3. A new job for Jeff being a air traffic controller.
  4. Move by the Ocean.
  5. Go to College.
  6. A new middle finger for Jeff.
  7. Vacation to Hawaii, or italy.
  8. Sewing Lesson
You are tagged, if you have read mine and haven't done yours. Just do it, it's kinda fun!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Purchase.

We have been wanting a dinning set for a very long time. We went to the store for carpet but came out with a brand new dinning set. (it happened everytime we went in RC Willey) We were just looking around at the dinner set area to see if we could agree on the same style, then we walked by this one and notice the price was marked down from $1399 to $399. We just couldn't past the deal.

We love it! What do you think?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Love myself!

I just got done with watching Oprah, and very inspired. It was the first show of the oprah's best life series, I'm planning on watching the rest of the shows this whole week, I think you should too. If you have seen the show today, they were just talking about how Oprah 's weight struggles, yes ,I can relate to that, (not a lot of women are happy with their weight anyway, espeically after two kids!) but that wasn't what drew my attention. After hearing Oprah said, "When you love yourself enough, you take care of yourself." " we give ourselves as much love and support as we give to others." It really got me thinking, "Yes! I should take care of myself better."

As a mother, I feel that it is my responsibility to care for my children's needs before my needs. As a wife, I feel that I should also take care of my husband's need as much as I could before giving myself a break. I often found myself having the first bite of food around 2 or 3 in the afternoon, I don't remember when was the last time I have a break from the children or having my "alone" time, and I noticed that I have been very short of patience with my family. Believe or not, I threatened my three year old son I was going to kick him out of my house because he bit his little sister! With all the stress in our lives right now (remodeling, job changing, dealing with my green card status), I feel like I'm going to lose it!

After the show, I asked myself "what do I really want for myself?" Happiness was the first thing came to my mind. I want to be a better mom, a loving mom who doesn't yell at her kids; I want to learn a better way to deal with stress. Yes! Those are the main things I want for myself, and now I really need to think hard to come up with a game plan, any suggestions??

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Start.....

I don't know what happened to my old blog on blogspot, it disappeared! So here we are, I'm going to try it one more time, I hope it will work out for me this time. Unlike my family blog on Xanga, this is my blog, it is a place for me to post MY stuffs: my crafts, bargains I find, and whatever I feel like posting, so you should go to my other blog if you want to see pictures of my kids or update on the family, and you can be my friend on facebook, I usually upload my photos on facebook before I have a change to update my blog.

Falling in love with Amazon

If you love shopping as much as I do, you must agree that online shopping is just not as exciting as real shopping, and I don't like pay shipping. I usually don't do online shopping unless it's free shipping.

I did a lot of online shoppings for this Christmas, because taking my two kids to stores and malls and keep them entertained is not an easy task. Shopping while they are sleeping worked a lot better for me. Few months ago, I came across a bargain hunting website called, I found tons of good deals and coupons on the site , and most of the deals were posted were from For Example: I got some new released Blu-ray DVDs for $15 each, although I had to pay shipping on that order, it's still a great bargain and there is no slae tax which I love.

My dear husband bought me a kitchenaid mixer (KSN 150 Artisan stand mixer) for Christmas, I was so surprised and excited. (Isn't he nice?) Jeff told me that he got a great deal on the mixer and I should be pround of him and blah, blah, blah....., because of what he said, I was determined to find a better deal. (well...... I'm the bargain hunter of this family, I can't let him steal my glory) After I did some research, I decided that I want the Professional 600 series one, I guess the word porfessional got me attention and I gotta have it.

Okay, here is how I did on this Bargain:

Jeff paid $270 plus tax, but he got a $20 mail-in-rebate for the Artisan. (normal listing pirce $360)

Carmen piad $270 with no tax, free shipping, and a $50 mail-in-rebate for the Profressional 600 series. (normal listing price $500)

Yes! I know, I'm amazing!