Winner of the Giveaway is...

Thank you to everyone who entered my Philadelphia Giveaway! And thank you for sharing your favorite thing about your hometown!

I've used random number generator to select a winner out of the 14 valid entries and the winner is....





Congratulations Lynn!!! I will be contacting by private message on Twitter so you can claim your prizes!

I also wanted to let everyone know to keep reading this blog, because I will be having another giveaway soon; where I will be giving away a gift certificate to Fortune Cookie Soap! My cousin Jessica bought me some of their products for my birthday and they smell amazing! Especially the Cupcake Lipbalm & the Cinnamon Rolled soap!

Wordless Wednesday: Fish Jerky!

My husband was on the news!

Hahaha! My husband was on the news today! Channel 6 Action News at 4 has a segment where they feature Facebook Pages of Action News Fans, called Facebook Flash. I told my husband we should fill out the form for him to be featured since he came to Philadelphia in March of this year. And having the Liberty Bell in your profile picture doesn't hurt, haha! ;-)

We were in the kitchen cooking dinner when my Mom called to us and told us F.B. was on the news. We are lucky they upload all the archives onto their website, because we just caught the end of it. My husband's "13" seconds of fame as he says, hahaha! Video Below! He is number 3 in the video!

P.S. Remember my blog giveaway ends 9/16!

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✯ 10 Years Later ✯

Rainbow Nails! :-)

Rainbow Nails! All Sally Hansen Insta-Dri colors. (Lightning, Speedy Sunburst, Mint Sprint, Brisk Blue, Lively Lilac). I ♥ my nails!

I was inspired to do them after I saw this picture in a Yahoo Article.

Photo Credit

In other news... I got a call from work on Thursday. My 6 week furlough is over and I will be back on the trains and heading to work 6am Monday morning! I will have Friday off though because F.B. has his driving exam to get his PA drivers license, he already has his permit.

P.S. Remember my blog giveaway ends 9/16!

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Iris has a back injury.

Iris was rough housing with her sisters about a week ago and she got a wound on her tail and on one of her fingers. There's still a scab on her tail. Her tail started getting a splotchy look to it, almost like dried blood- but the color keeps spreading and won't wash off. Last night we noticed she is not using her tail- (Rats use their tails to climb and balance. They can even wrap their tail around your wrist). Her tail was very limp and she doesn't seem to have any feeling in it when you press on it.

I called the vet this morning and we took Iris for her 10:45am appointment. Besides an infection in her tail from the bite wound she also has a lower back injury which was very painful when the vet pressed in the area of her lower back. The back injury is what is causing the paralysis in her tail, because it's all inflamed.

He gave her metacam and antibiotics. We are hoping the tail infection heals, because then he could give her steroids for her back injury. If the infection spreads or gets worse in her tail she could have to have it amputated... Hoping her back injury heals too. I'm not sure if she will get use of her tail again or not though.

Iris: (Her nickname is Ratatouille). ♥



Wordless Wednesday: Fortune Cookie Soap

I thought I'd jump on board with Wordless Wednesday. ;-)

Birthday gift from my cousin.

29th & 29th. ♥

The very first birthday I ever spent with F.B. was on his 29th birthday back in 2008, in the Philippines.

This year was the first year F.B. was able to celebrate my birthday with me... my 29th birthday.

Strange coincidence that the 1st birthday's we ever celebrated with each other were both our 29th birthdays! ♥♥♥

Hesh's Chocolate Chip Cake!

P.S. Remember my blog giveaway ends 9/16!


Philadelphia Trip: 8/31-9/1/2011 & a giveaway!

Note: The Duck Boat Tours in Philadelphia, no longer operate.

On Wednesday we had our overnight trip in historical downtown Philadelphia, for my birthday weekend! (My birthday is Sept 4th). We had a really nice time and we got to see a bunch of places!

We took the train downtown and the weather was sunny and around 86 degrees both days we were down there which was good, because we walked everywhere! Our hotel was down the street from Independence Hall and right in the middle of all the historical spots, so it was ideal for walking. We didn't need to take any transportation, aside from the train to get us downtown and back home.

To view all 108 pictures from our trip please click here!

Here's a few from our trip! Wednesday before we checked into the hotel, we got to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall!
Liberty Bell
Independence Hall- they were renovating.
Chestnut Street
Best Western Independence Park Hotel
Our Hotel is a historic building.
We took the Duck Boat Tour Wednesday evening. When we got there to check in, they refunded us $12 on our tickets, because they said they weren't going to be going out on the water that evening because of the aftermath from Irene. I don't know what changed but midway through the tour- we did go out on the water after all, lol!

There was a lot of debris floating in the Delaware River but we kept to the side.There wasn't room service at our hotel, so for dinner we walked down to a Wawa on Walnut street and picked up a salad and wraps for dinner Wednesday night.

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

First Congress
Where Ben Franklin had his society for intelligent gentlemen.
Betsy Ross House
First Post Office in the United States.
First Stock Exchange in the United States.
 Video of our Duck Boat going into the Delaware River:

Thursday morning we had breakfast at the hotel and checked out around 12pm.Then we visited the Independence Visitors Center and Christ Church Cemetery. After that we went to Reading Terminal Market and finished up at The Gallery before taking the train home!

Constitution Center- we didn't get to visit.
Christ Church Cemetery- Benjamin Franklin is buried here. There are so many old tombstones, some of which the writing is no longer legible.

Benjamin Franklin's Grave- they throw pennies on his grave. A penny saved, is a penny earned.

Sad... Eleanor, aged 5 months, 2 weeks, 3 days.
This little girl was only 9 years old. She passed in 1791.

Entrance to China Town. We didn't get to visit, so we'll go back some time.

Reading Terminal Market was crowded! I saw these Chocolate Rats and wanted to get some, but they probably would have melted on the train ride home, lol! Afterwards we headed to The Gallery. We picked up Popeye's Chicken and Cinnabon to take home for dinner/dessert, hehe.

I'm giving away some Philadelphia souvenirs! (Liberty Bell post card, Love Park Philadelphia Pen, Love Keychain with thermometer on the back). Also a family pack of one of Philadelphia's favorite treats- Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets! And a 3 pack of Starbucks Via Italian Roast!

This giveaway is open internationally & also to family & friends. You do not have to be registered on Blogger to leave a comment. Anyone can comment. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me:

What is your favorite thing about your hometown? (Place, Food, Etc.)

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Giveaway Ends: September 16th, 2011.12AM EST.

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