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Monday, December 28, 2015

What to pack for Winter Vacation

12.28.15

Hellerskie!!!

How's your holidays? Christmas if you celebrate. Ours was chill and relaxing. Went up to our little time share in Granby. Drove by winter park. Family time, best times!


I'm creating this blog post as the title says "WHAT TO PACK FOR WINTER VACATION" so I can share my experience. I'm a mom of two. one turning 7 and one turning 2. Oh gosh! the kids are getting so big so fast!

I know its hard to know what to really pack when going to snowie mountains/winter places vacation. Were lucky that we live in Denver and just few hours road trip to see the beautiful snow mountains of Colorado!

Believe me, even with this checklist, sometimes i still forgot something. There's always a local king sooper/city mark or any convenient store nearby but its nicer to have it on your luggage. We usually go up in the mountains every two weeks so i kinda think i master the packing for winter places? hehe 

Below are my check list for our next mountain trip. steamboat Colorado!

1. Snow Suit - trust me, if you bring a snow suit for the kids, it will keep them warm. Layering is not really good with toddlers/kids since they feel restricted. 
2. Snow boots + Winter socks - thick socks perfect for those snow boots! Keep their feet warm.
3. Gloves, hats, beanies and scarf - your kids want to play in the snow? "build a snow man"? sled? gandola ride? these will be your best friends - winter accessories!
4. Onesies/jammies - best clothes to put underneath the snow suit! its like a zip lock hehe
5. Sun screen, sunglasses, lotion - keep them protected from the sun and keep their skin moisturize
6. Great stroller - I use orbit stroller since it has this nice set up where in i can adjust the base if my son wants to nap but it has a cool sidekick skateboard attachment that my daughter can stand up if she get lazy walking during our stroll downtown or just going shopping.
7. Books, toys, car games - this will be handy when you're doing a road trip. the patience of kids in a car ride is very little. I've experience it haha
8. Snacks, water, something to chew on - when elevation gets high as you drive up in the mountains, ears tend to pop and it hurts the kids. just like riding on an airplane. get them something to chew on or drink so the pressure on the baby/kids tiny ears will go away.
9. Vitamins/medicines - don't forget to bring vitamins/medicine for the little ones. cold weather is kinda hard on kids body.
10. back pack/diaper bag - make sure you have all the necessity in your diaper bag. read my whats in my diaper bag post for more info. http://www.marieblog.com/2015/01/whats-inside-my-diaper-bag.html



What to Pack for Winter vacation


Bkr glass water bottle
nordstrom.com


Paper plate
target.com


Outdoor home decor
chapters.indigo.ca


Victoria s Secret intimate
victoriassecret.com


Forever 21 ankle socks
forever21.com



Marc by Marc Jacobs shoulder bag
$270 - nordstrom.com


UGG Australia accessory
$60 - selfridges.com


Eos lip treatment
kohls.com




The North Face Infant Faroe Hat
dickssportinggoods.com



French Terry Leggings
oshkosh.com






Ski Lodge Sweater
oshkosh.com




Hope this check list help you! enjoy the snow and winter weather! 

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Starwars Madness!

12.10.15

Hellerskie!!!

It's been busy and crazy for me. Just a quick post for those who are starwars fan like me. 

Google set up their search where in if you search "A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away" in google using chrome as browser ofcourse, you will see this search moving below with sound effect of course! hehe 


STARWARS rule! Have fun and turn up the volume!




 

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Help Kids with Dengue - Philippines

10.30.15


Dengue Fever – Philippines






I recently lost my nephew because of the deadly Dengue Fever. His name is Ze-Eb Nir, his 5 years old and he lives in the Philippines.


I want to raise awareness and raise fund for the children in the Philippines who suffered/died from Dengue Fever. I want to give the funds that I will raise here in go fund me to the children in Pasay City hospitals.


There are family who can’t afford blood transfusion, medical bills and medicine to cure Dengue Fever.


Dengue fever is spread by a mosquito called “Aedes” and if not treated it will cause death. Which what happened to my nephew. The symptoms are so common from other illness that we thought my nephew just had a regular fever.


According to Department of Health in the Philippines, as of September 2015, there are about 100,000 fever cases already.


If you can spare some $ to raise money and help the children of Pasay City Philippines who are suffering from Dengue, good karma will be on your way.


Every $ counts. Thank you in advance! Light and love!




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cheers!
/m\ 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Subscribe to my youtube!

09.23.15

Hellerskie!!!!


 I'm doing great in blogging this week! Second post in  a row for this week! woot!

This will be a short blog because i just want you guys to subscribe to my youtube channel. it will lifestyle theme where in I will mix in topics from being a mom, raising two kids, tech reviews and just fun things we do :)

I'm doing this blog youtube so I can share my experiences here in the states, its almost 10 years since i moved here and it will be a fun youtube video experience i can share to all my Filipino friends.

I will be the happiest person if you subscribe today!!! click this link and subscribe! :)  www.youtueb.com/mariesanchezblog

  



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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall is here!

09.22.15

Hellerskie!!!!

It's first day of fall and everything seems to change in an instant. The weather is chilly in the mornings now and leaves are changing. These are my top five things me and my family love doing during the sweater weather!



1. RAKE LEAVES - its free if you have a yard that has a bunch of leaves fallen. or yo can go to a park wherein there are bunch of leaves that you can rake and pile it up. We let the kids jump in it and they have a blast!

2. PUMPKIN PATCH - we usually go to golden colorado wherein they have this pumpkin patch that has pancakes breakfast before the event do golden pumpkin hunt. Last year, our daughter found the golden pumpkin and she won target gift card :)

3. RIDE HAY RIDES - the best thing to do when you're in the pumpkin patch, the kids love the thrill of riding in the back of the truck filled with hay. no car seat needed, the truck drives about 2-5 mph. no need to worry, just enjoy the ride.

4. CARVE PUMPKINS - since we have pumpkins in the garden, we carved our pumpkin fresh from the garden. sometimes, we buy pumpkins too just to carve extra. don't forget to add candle and turn off the lights so the kids can enjoy. just make sure to remove the candle after :)

5. TAKE PICTURES - since fall is kinda weird here in denver wherein you don't know when will it snow, take lots of pictures. memories and print them! don't let them sit in your computer or phone. have a polaroid if you have one to take pics instant!

These are my top five things to do for fall and soon you will see the latest pics here in my blog. for now, check out last years photos in my flickr site :)


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/m\  


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Balikbayan boxes. OFW mode.

08.22.2015


Hellerskie!!!


I've been watching and reading news all about the balibayan boxes new taxes rules. I've been sending balikbayan boxes for almost 8 years now and there are cases wherein I thought that the Philippine customs inspect what are inside or steal things from the box before my family gets it.

There was an incident that the expected date of the balibayan box arrival was delayed for a month. Which is unusual but per customs they told me that it was a surprise inspection. Its not like I'm sending drugs to the Philippines, or any illegal stuff, its just bunch of chocolates and bath & body works lotion!!! haha


So per usual here are my two cents in line with the Philippine Balikbayan boxes and why the Philippine government/customs need to know what are the things inside balikbayan boxes.


BALIKBAYAN BOX...


1.  Have you ever been an OFW? (Overseas Filipino Worker)
- Most politician/government official in the Philippines haven't experience how to be an OFW. These official got their title, either the public loves them or just stupid Filipinos who voted for them and or if the Filipino voter got bribe with cash or a promise that they will deliver what the politician promise during election. So kung di pa naexperience ng pulitiko making ofw, pano nila maiintindihan pano kumita billing ofw. Madalas mapanood sa mag pelikula kung pano any hiram ng OFW kumita ng pera per mas madalas tingin ng mga tao, mayaman ka na.

2. Ano ba laman ng Balikbayan box?
- Mahilig mga Pilipino sa mga gawa ng ibang bansa, kasi kadalasan kapag binasa mo saan gawa ang bagay ay "Made in China" amoy Amerika lang, amoy Canada, amoy Saudi or kung ano pang ibang bansa galing yan.
- Ano ba talaga kadalasan pinapadala sa pinas? - Chocolate, Herseys, tobleron, spam, sabon, bath and body works na lotion. Mga damit na may malalaking logo ng mga brand halibawa "GAP", "FOREVER 21", "H&M", "POLO SPORT", "LACOSTE" - sample lang yan ng mga brand na hilig na hilig ng mga pinoy. Mas malaki ang tatak sa damit, mas hilig ng pinoy. 
- Minsan masisingit mga computer/laptop, refrigerator, microwave, flat screen,  tv,  - so ito ba gusto itax ng mga pulitiko sa pinas? bakit papadala nyan kung may nabibili naman sa pinas? kasi kapag binili mo sa pinas, patong patong na tax at vat na bago ka makabili ng ganitong gamit sa pinas. daig pa tax kapag bibili ng kotse.

3. Ano ang di alam ng mga corrupt na politiko at mga tao sa gobyerno na naglalagay ng tax sa mga balibayan box?
- Hindi nila alam pano ang tipid na ginawa ng OFW pano kumita at mamili ng ilalagay sa box.
- Hindi nila alam pano ang overtime at pagpapahirap sa mga foreigner na kumpanya para lang makatulong sa pamilya sa pinas.
- Hindi nila alam lahat ng sakripisyo ng bawat ofw. Alam lang nila, pano kumurakot at magtax ng todo todo.
- Hindi nila alam na minsan, panay coupon lang ginagawa para makadiscount or makakuha ng libreng produckto para malagay sa balikbayan box.
- Hindi nila alam pano mag drive kahit matindi ang ulan/snow para makatrabaho, alam lang ng politiko pano magsuspende ng trabaho sa konting ulan or baha sa pinas or pano magdagdag ng holiday sa calendaryo.
- Hindi nila alam na hindi binili ang laman ng balibayan box sa isang shopping day lang. hindi kumikita ng milyones ang mga ofw, nagtatarbaho ng 9-15 hours para makashopping. Hindi nila alam kasi may sarili silang driver, yaya, utusan, at baka may taga subo pa ng pagkain yan sa bibig sa sobrang tamad. laging late yang mga politiko alam nyo yan. 

4. Sa dami ng report tungkol sa balibyan box, bakit hindi nyo hanapin mga illegal na mga aktibidad sa pilipinas, wala na ba kayong alam na gawin kung di kunin ang kakarampot na kita ng mga normal na pilipino sa ibang bansa. Ang dami daming problema sa pilipinas, di alam ng mga politiko ang gusto nilang gawin.

5. Bago ninyo taxan mga pilipino, mga ofw, pakita nyo muna kayong mga hinayupak na pulitiko kayo na may pagbabago sa pilipinas. anong pagbabago ba ang naganap? panay baha pa din? trapik na parang parking lot na ang edsa. sa dami ng nagugutom, sa dami ng mga mahihirap, ano pinapakita nyo, mga mamahalin nyong mga gamit/kotse at mga pamumuhay nyong mga pulitiko na engrande na kung umasta kayo di nyo alam san kayo kukurakot pa?


Ito lang ang naisip ko for now. medyo mahaba na post na ito pero alam ko, madaming ofw ang sasangaayon sa akin. sana mabasa ito ng nga pulitiko, customs at mga opisyal ng Pilipinas.


O sha, titigil na ako, baka sa susunod, bawat post ng ofw sa internet may tax na rin.

cheers sa lahat ng OFW na walang humpay maghanap buhay at di nangungurakot para lang maging maginhawa ng pamilya sa  pilipinas! saludo ako sa iyong mga OFW na tagaktak ang pawis sa pagtatarbaho!


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cheers!
/m\