Saturday, May 23, 2009

Claim Jumper Brookfield, Wisconsin

To celebrate our anniversary, we decided to eat out at Claim Jumper in Brookfield.
We made on line reservation and arrived about 10 minutes earlier.

Tim was our server. I ordered Shrimp with Japanese Panko while hubby ordered Whiskey Chicken. My daughter ordered mac'n'cheese... We were surprise to learned that they offer complimentary kids menu which consist of turkey, cheese, mandarin orange and apple sauce. Those are my baby's favorite. So, we ordered that for the baby.

The food were excellent. We both like what we ordered. Whiskey chicken was very tasty. The shrimp was crunchy. I'm not too crazy with the Asian coleslaw that came with the shrimp. My daughter almost finished her mac'n'cheese while the baby ate only the turkey, couple bites of cheese, couple oranges and a spoonful apple sauce.

The server was very knowledgeable and friendly. I have to say that I give a high point for being kids friendly restaurant by offering the kids complimentary menu.

Yes, I'd come back for more...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Memorial Day Special

Free a $6 value Bookmark in A card for purchases $25 or more before tax and shipping.
Bookmark somewhat similar to picture. I will choose the card for you.
Offer expires May 26, 2009.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

How much is a mom worth...?

I need to go to a day workshop. Then, who is going to watch the baby?

So, I called our baby sitter. She won't be able to do it. The day care I know that would do drop ins, won't take her as she's not potty trained yet. I sent out a mass email to Mothers and More group for inputs. Someone came up with a nanny idea.
How much is a nanny... well it ranges from $10-$12/hr... what does she do? Takes care of the child and anything around it.

Hm... it made me think... I took care of my children and anything around it. Am I worth $12/hr?
How much is a mom worth? Can we quantify and put a value on it? calculated that mom worth $116,805 because moms do 10 typical job functions including housekeeper, day care center teacher, cook, laundry machine operator, computer operator, psychologist, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive officer and janitor.

That's great. Is that all? If all those people work together to raise a child, would they become a mom? How about love. How do you quantify a mothers love to their children?

I personally choose to stay at home to raise my 2 children. I grew up with my mom who stays at home. I remember she'd greet me at the door and ready with a glass of fresh squeeze orange juice. Someone who can talk to and always there to keep me feel safe... that is in the addition to those job functions.

Perhaps the value of a mom is not so much on the things she did or did not do. There are some intangible asset that made a mom is a mom... Love...

Do the job raising a child, $ 116.805; a mom's love... priceless.

Happy mother's day...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bigib reached another milestone

Wow... reached another milestone.
Bigib made its 40th sale...
Thank you to customers all around the world to help make it happen.
New exciting items will be posted in the next 3 weeks...
Sorry for being so delayed. My camera is being repaired.
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Last minute mothers day gift idea.

What does mom really wants for mother's day?

From my experience, I want "ME" time. It's time for me, solely for me without interruptions, where I can do something that would satisfy my soul...
It can be listening to the music, pampering or reading a book.

I may have something that would fit the bill...

Bookmarks,... unique handmade bookmarks from metal, individually formed only with pliers, individually hammered, torch patina and sealed to help prevent from oxidizing... It comes with paper bookmark decorated with Chiyogami paper.

It's so NEW... I just list it on Etsy...