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Monday, April 29, 2013


Lifeguard? This seagull somehow looks really on guard, watching his assigned post very carefully.

Picture taken using iPhone at La Jolla Cove.

A Tree House Project to Keep Our Memories

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood® Wood Care. All opinions are 100% mine.

     As a child I have always loved climbing trees! What is a backyard without a tree? My boys are almost all grown up now but my one deepest regret is not having allowed them to explore nature more! It is high time our family take on a tree house project where we all could keep our memorable items on display and recycle wooden materials long unused at home. The first thing we have to do is keep those woods looking new!

     I found just the right thing we need the other day! Flood products designed to protect, restore and beautify natural wood products. Designed to preserve wood crafts, furniture, walls and fences I think its the best product to use for our "tree house of memories". 
Reclaimed Wooden House posted in Pinterest

     This kind of tree house I found on Pinterest is perfect for my kids, the hubby and I. I could picture myself keeping the house's walls stain free through the years with the help of staining made simple guide by Flood products. The cedar wood deck we'd like to recycle with evenly worn finish which absorbs water with currently an opaque color we would like to change to semi-transparent chest nut brown with a second color probably white and also semi-transparent chest nut brown according to Flood® Wood Care specialist needs to  be applied with cleaner or brightener concentrate to remove the grey colors in it and make it looking new as well as a wood finish remover to remove latex, oil and other materials to prepare the wood for a new finish. Finally the flood semi-transparent chestnut brown finish will make our new tree house floor long lasting finish resists fading and ideal for soap and water clean up. The hubby, the kids and I will have a blast inside the tree house I am sure! We will use flood wood care products for the furniture too! The rocking chair from my grandma will get its much needed flood care pampering soon!

I would like to plant ferns and other ornamental plants around our tree house too
like in this tree house posted too at pinterest..

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     The Flood Wood Care tips they share on twitter are awesome to maintain and get on with our tree house backyard project as well as your projects too! Their Staining Made Simple Guide is so easy to follow! Check the guide below.

I am so ready to start with our home up a tree project! We would keep it looking new each year to pass on to our future great grandchildren. I love backyard moments with my family! I am sure you do too! 

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Another Day in My Side of The Wold

Torrey Pines State Beach on our way to hike up Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

mom and son pair who were enjoying the presence of harbor seals nearby

pink carpet and Sea Lions on rock

white daisies at La Jolla Caves

yellow mustard at La Jolla Coast Walk
Happy Friday Everyone. May you all have a good weekend.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pink Power

Just wanted to share the joy of finding pink carpet beautifully adorning La Jolla today.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mulch for Beautiful Blooms

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.
My Fuschia At Home
I love wildflowers, is it therefore an excuse for me to let our flowers at home grow and bloom like the wildflowers? Hahah! Actually, though I would love to spend as much time tending our garden, but there is just not enough time. Weekdays, I wake up as early as 5:30 am to get to work. I get home about 4:00 pm. After getting home, I have to cook for dinner and lunch the next day. After cooking, dinner and doing dishes, day is almost over. When some people who I know spend so much time in Facebook(FB) and TV tells me "lucky you have so much time in the world to blog", I would respond, "Because I blog first before FB and TV."

I do blogging first because there is far greater joy and happine$$. :) Though I am thankful for FB for boosting my blog's traffic. On weekends, you probably know I am so busy nature wandering. I would feel so tired if my mind could not relax in the wonders of nature.
Come, Experience Joy of Nature Wandering and Wondering

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Food and Flowers

It has been a while since I share some food pictures here. Anyway, sharing with you dinner for tonight.
Pasta, Asparagus, Sweet pepper, Broccoli and Pepper Mint
And some flowers.....
Food and flowers...... two of my many simple joys :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Colors of The Earth

 Me @ Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Time flies, it has been a week now since I went back to reality after our colorful vacation at the Painted Desert of Arizona. We visited several places, one of them is Petrified Forest National Park. I will write more about Petrified Forest and the rest of our adventures in my later posts. Meanwhile, I am busy confusing myself choosing pictures that will go to my picture CD vacation. I usually make a video of our vacation, integrating pictures and music, then I save it on multiple CDs because I usually send some picture CDs home and to some members of family and friends who ask for them. Very thankfully, I got a simple gift from one member of family for bulk cd duplication, of course, already asking for one copy for him, haha! I am still confused which pictures to put in the CD and I haven't searched for the right music to go with them too. 
Here are some pictures from our recent desert vacation in the painted desert of Arizona.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

What Is Underneath?

What Is Underneath?
Why that smile entering a crack of the Earth?