Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Busy Holiday

Today I started working on the new images of my products. I can't believe that my vacation will be over soon and I am not yet finish with the new images of my products.

We went to visit few houses today together with your real state agent. There are two houses that we liked. I love the the fourth house because it has four bedrooms and one bedroom with family room in the basement, but I am not happy with the townhouses at the back of the house. So we might purchase the third one with three bedrooms and one family room in the basement. I still want to see more before we submit any offers. I really hope that we can move to a new home early this year.

We bought a new desktop after the house viewing. So I have to install everything again and took me a couple of hours in installing the wireless printer.

I will try to finish the new images of my products tomorrow. I still need to make the Calendar that I will send to my customers and I have one big order to process and shipped tomorrow. Ohhhh, I really hope I will finish everything before I start going to work again.

Self-Discipline Is Not Easy

GRRRR!!! I feel so exhausted watching too much movies. I realized how hard it is to have a self-discipline. I can imagine how hard it is to have total control of schedule for the whole day when working at home. I always end up a total lazy than doing what are suppose to be done.

Although I have accomplished most of what I have planned, but I always ruined my day to day schedule and end up skipping few things.

Anyway, I have paid the Private Business Licensing company yesterday and I will probably get my business license by early next year.

I am also done fixing the errors of my webstore and I am now ready to take new photos of my products. This is going to be a lot of work and I am already feeling overwhelmed. We might go out today to buy new desktop and I have do the coin laundry for our comforters. I will finish one more DVD and I am ready to work my butt out...lols.. I will probably do the taking of pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Plans for Next Year

Our plan to go to Salvatore's Garden Restaurant in Buffalo was a failure. We travelled together with our CFFL friend and family, but before we reach the USA border, the weather went so bad. So we ended up turning back from the border and just do the shopping in Canada's Factory Outlet.

Well, I am happy to see my kids so happy for the clothes that we bought them. The prices are pretty cheap since it is still Boxing Day Sale in Canada. I also bought one pants for myself because the cheap is very cheap... lols..

Anyway, I will go to Buthurst and Finch today to see is the private office for Business Licensing is open. If not, I will come back some other day when they are open. I am very enthusiast to have everything in place for my business. I thought of paying someone to do the work for me to make my life a little easier.

I also spend few amount from the money that I saved from my blogging and online business for The List of Errors on my website. I will start fixing the errors tomorrow and I hope to start taking picture of my product the next day. I might ask the lady who did the list of errors to fix and replenish all the new pictures of my products. Her price is pretty good so I hope she will give me a better price for the images too.

After everything is okey with my business license, I will start planning when will I print the flyers for the offline marketing of my products. I have to prepare how to entertain some inquiries and interested people who want to see and buy my products offline. I already have some plans for the showing of my products right in our own house, but I have to make everything in place before doing that. And when everything turn out to be what I wanted it to be, I will enroll to an aestetician class for a diploma to start a career in Beauty Cosmetics. And probably conduct a workshop in Mineral Makeup Making by the year 2011 or early 2012 or when I already have the Diploma in Beauty Cosmetics.

With this plans, I have no choice but to continue with my freaking full-time job. I need this job to accomodate the expenses of my family and business. It may not be easy but I know God is there to guide me all the way.

So for those of you who are planning to start a business, hahahahah.. It may sound so easy but if you don't have the passion about what you do, do you think you can continue working on something by getting so small or even nothing in return? Yeah you can do or sell illegal stuff to make money, but how long will it last?

And do you have the dedication to make everything happen? For how long? If money alone is what you are after, for whatever business you want to enter, believe me, money will not come unless you know what you are doing and you know how long you can do it. And after all that everything you have done, God is still the giver of everything that you will and will not receive. Do you have the Faith?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Going To Buffalo

Me and my kids went to Scarborough yesterday to buy some DVDs. And today we are ready to go to Buffalo for some shopping and to eat dinner at Salvator's Italian Garden. I am glad that Sister Myra and her family are joining us.

So far I am so happy with all the documents that I have finished both for personal and business filing. I am so ready for the coming year. All I have to do is enter all the data and the program that I made using Spreadsheet software will auomatically compute everything for me. This will automatically update me to help me control all our spending. It will save me a lot of time.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Our Last Household Prayer Meeting For 2009

I am so happy with all the work that I have done so far this holiday. And still was able to attend some important events for God. Yesterday, instead of being in the crowded place of Shopping Malls for Canada's Boxing Day, we attended our weekly Houesehold Prayer Meeting.

At last, our group was completed before the end of the year. And I really hope that we will always be present on our household prayer meetings this coming year.

Our meeting lasted for unbelievably 5 hours because we have not seen each other for quite some time. So we ended up updating our daily lives for the whole 5 hours. I thank God for giving us the opportunity to see each other this holiday season.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Spending Money For Business

Today we just went to church and go home after. I do most of my work in the middle of the night since I am used to be awake at night due to my work schedule. I am trying not to change my sleeping schedule even if I am on my 2 weeks vacation, because I will have a hard time adjusting to the time when I go back to work. It's realy hard to work on night shift.

Anyway, I did half of the Health Canada Amendments of my product that I will submit soon as I finished it. I will also post the CAS number of each ingredients on my webstore. I am not sure if I can do all the MSDS for each ingredients but I will try my best.

Although it is not on my schedule to organize the filing of my products, but I am glad that I finally did. I just need to finish the Health Canada Amendments and I am ready to start working on the labels, documentation of expenses and sale, and take new images of my products.

In business you have to spend to get something in return. Someone offer me a service to point out all the errors of my webstore for a cheap price. So I might pay her to do this for me. It will be easier for me if someone will just send me the list of errors that I need to fix instead of looking for each page. It will save me more time and do more things before my vacation end.

Funny but when I heard some people talk about their desire to start a business and the kind of business that they want, they sound like everything is easy. Easy to say than done. You got to have the passion on what you do to keep you working even if you're not getting much in return. I am always holding on to my hopes and dreams that someday, I will get what I want. But right now, the most important thing for me is, I simply love what I am doing. Everyday is a learning process!!! Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas To Everyone

I didn't know that organizing the filing of papers and documents can eat up all my time. So I end up only organizing the personal files. Well I guess it's because I spend more time watching and catching up with some Filipino teleserye. But I am happy that I was able to organize my Skin Care products, and did few laundry. I will continue my struggle in organizing everything inside my house yesterday even if it is Christmas.

Anyway, my daughter help me in creating this Christmas Greeting Image to send everyone the holiday greetings. And for all that I wasn't able to send an email Christmas greeetings, my blogs are here to extend my warmt greetings.

Merry Christmas to everyone.

Organizing During Holiday Vacation

Weeeeee, My Holiday vacation started by watching "Alvin and theChipmunks" with my kids. We arrived at the theater just right on time and there is no more sits. So we shop around while waited for the next showing.

I finally bought the scale that I've been wanting to buy using the money that I saved from my sales. I actually ordered online but I am not happy with the first scale so I have to go to Staples store nearby to exchange it with the one can read an increment of 1gram. I still have to order the scale that can read below 1 gr to my supplier in USA. It holds lighter weight which I will use for my mineral makeups, that's why I bought this one from Staples for my skin care products because it holds heavier stuff.

I also bought few house stuffs for organizing my house and to start with, I bought new sit cover for our sofa set. I also bought one set of native organizer for all the dvd's scattered on our living room. My living room looks more pleasant now.

Although my priority to do this holiday is to work on my business license, it's holiday so the business licensing offices are close until Monday. So I have no choice but to start my busy holiday plans by organizing everything inside my house which includes my business.

Tomorrow I will start my day by; (load some clothes while)
* updating all my blogs,
* bloghopping
* submitting my blogs and website to 3 live directories.
* Organize all my personal and business files

If I still have the energy:
* Organize the bathroom cabinet
* Clean the washroom and the house
* Organize my products (Skin care and Mineral Makeup)

Well I have to have time for my kids so the rest of the day will be watching a movie or just chatting with my kids.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Busy Holiday

I just printed the Guide to Small Busines that I got from Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. I need to read and know few things before registering my business. I am still thinking if I will pay someone to do the business registration or licensing for me or I will do it myself.

Tonight is my last night at work for my 9 days vacation. I will be really really busy this holiday with so many things. I will be organizing all the documents and I can't wait to start it all.

I dont know if I can finish everything in 9 days because I also have to work on so many things inside my house. My mind is so cluttered right now on how, what, when, and where to start. But my priority right now:

1. Business registration
2. Amendments of my products to Health Canada.
3. Organize the filing of personal and business documents
4. Clean and organize my house from top to bottom.
5. Buy the bookshelf and organize my products
6. Take pictures of all my products for new images on my webstore
7. Fix all errors on my webstore

Aside from this, I will be submitting to at least 3 to 5 live directories for all my blogs and website everyday, before I start the day during my vacation. Oh, this is going to be a busy holiday vacation for me.

Monday, December 21, 2009

No Time For Blogging

I've loosen up so much for my online life. I've not updated my blogs and have not been bloghopping. I've been so busy partying during the weekend and busy processing orders during my spare time on weekdays. I've one small order today and hubby will shipped it later today, since he is already on vacation.

I already bought some organizer for the filing of personal and business documents. I will buy a second hand bookshelf that I will use for all my products. I will see if I can put the bookshelf that I am presently using, somewhere in my living room for product showing. I will try my best to put all my products on my living room as nicely as I can. I can't wait to start organizing everything.

I am still in a stage of confusion about buying a house. This townhouse is just a pain and we really need to move to a new place. Not just for my business but for my children's sake. I will still have to see how things will go.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Work During My Vacation

It was a very busy week for me that I wasn't able to update my blogs because luckily, I have received orders almost everyday since last week. Thank God!!. How I wish I am receiving orders like this everyday but unfortunately, money in business is very unpredictable. So it is important to have some backup plans and money when starting a business.

I will go to bed early today because I have another party to attend tonight. Then three more nights and I will be off for 2 weeks from work. I can't wait to start doing all the things I need to do for my business and family.

I can't wait to start working on ;
* Licensing of my business,
* Health Canada amendments for my products.
* Daily submission to live directories for my webstore and all my blogs during my vacation.
* Change the images of all my products on my webstore for better viewing
* Add more colors for eyeshadows, lips and blushes
* Organize my personal and business documents for the coming year
* Organize my products, jars, bottles, including the labelling for effecient processing of orders.
* Prepare a space in my house for product viewing.

Once I had my business license, I will start making the fliers. I really hope that I can pull up some profit from my business for this coming year.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Happiness and Depression

I received two orders today. I am usually happy and energized whenever I received orders like this, but these orders can not lift up my spirit. I just feel depress and I just want to get out of the situation where me and my family are in right now, but I dont know how. I can only cross my fingers that God will help us get out of this situation.

I can remember when I was in the Philippines alone and have noone beside me. All my friends are married and have their own family or they were gone abroad. I felt so alone and I just can't find a man whom I feel I can be with, for the rest of my life. The man who I want to be with for the rest of my life (my husband) was so far, and we are having so much problems with our relationships at that time.

I think I have about 4 bank accounts at that time because I don't want to stuck all my saving in just one bank. I can buy anything I want. I was suppose to be happy at that time, but I was asking myself "Why am I NOT happy?"... Something is missing that money can never buy.

Then I realized that I was not getting any younger. I went to church one day with full of tears and ask God for true happines; that he can take all the material things I have just to find the happiness that I have been looking for.

It didn't take long when the man that I only want to be with came back from Saudi Arabia to marry me despite of all the challenges that our relationships have faced. We almost didn't make it but still we are here very strong fighting for our life together in this cold country.

My wealth starts to fade soon as I got pregnant with my twins. Worries didn't bother me because I found the ultimate happiness of life on Earth. My money continue to pour out of my hands. Like a pipe with a leak, the hole gets bigger as my happiness grow as a mother and a happy wife. I just prayed for one thing to God, save some for my kids.

I used the remaining money to migrate in Canada and start a new life. I may not have the kind of life that I used to have back in the Philippines but I am happy. The challenges that I faced as a new immigrant of this country made me a stronger person. My weakness as what they called me and my siblings as "Young Millionaires" in the Phillpines, fades as my soft hands transform into a hand of a hard working housewife.

There was a time that I forgot to call for God's name because of my desire to have the material things that I used to have by working double time. My dreams are staring to come true. House, car, travel, clothes ect. My relationship with my husband suffer as we both work so hard to have all these things. We thought it was the end. But it was just a calling from God to bring us together and become a stronger couple.

Everytime we can find a way to have extra money, or save extra money to start something big, it will always end up like a Pipe where leak will come and go. Leak will always come to put as back where we shoud belong. Our money will grow but there will always be a situation that a part of what we have saved will have to parted. I sometimes feel, this is the life that God want us to have. A simple but happy life.

Right now, I just feel so uninspired but very thankful for the orders that are coming in. I never wish for another Millions that I once have because everytime I can feel a door is opening for wealth, part of my true happiness suffers.

I just need to start a business so I can work at home and concentrate in making this happiness stay and even grow for the rest of my life. I want to get out of my full-time job but right now it is impossible.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Finding A New Home

The realty Sales Agent is coming over to our house tonight to discuss the details about purchasing our new house. I really hope that God will guide us in doing the right thing. I am not dreaming of a big house. I just want a simple house for my family with a pleasant neighborhood.

My first choice is to buy a house near my work, but the property cost is too high within the area. It's the center of the city so the neighborhood might not be good for my kids.

If we will purchase a house near my hubby's work, the distance from my work is a killer to my time. But it's a bit far from the center of the city so the neighborhood is more pleasant for my kids. I am so tired of traveling so far. I am thinking of finding a job near my hubby's work but I don't think I can find a good one right now....... Ahhh, I will be praying hard for this.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Buying A New House

I am so so stress with the Townhouse administrators. I really can't stand this place anymore. So I talked to my friend who is a bank employee and I am really blessed meeting her at CFFL. I was finally relieve with all the stress and I start seeing the bright light. She will help and guide me all the way. She told me everything and I am so glad to learn how to solve our problem.

We might not go with my husband to have a vacation in the Philippines because we need the money for our new house. I am looking forward moving in our new house before summer.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Vacation In The Philippines?

Busy days at work, my business, blogging and partying. My husband quit his job and accepted the offer of his former boss with the same job description, the same rate and benefit but less stress. I actually never expect any benefit from his previous job because the company keeps holding his resignation. But I am so thankful that they finally release him and gave his stocks and other benefits.

My husband have been wanting us to have a vacation in the Philippines to visit his parents. I am still thinking if me and my kids will go with him because money is hard to find nowadays. Still hanging with this thoughts right now.

I just don't know what to think when I discuss this to one person whom I have learned to accept her disgusting company...lols... I thought she will be happy for me but unfortunately, her face and action just sending me the message how bad she feels about me and my family, having a vacation in the Philippines. In short, JEALOUSY!!!

I forgot what my CFFL friend told me.... that I can never change a person and it is me who should change. I should never discuss this matter to her because I know, that right from the very start, she is jealous, envious and a hater. Beside, I am not yet sure if we can go with my husband in the Philippines for a vacation.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

People Who Gave Me Peace

People that I can consider to trust with my love and understanding. People that I am comfortable saying who I am. People that I consider who are giving me peace in my heart and in my mind. People who gave me hope that I can find true people to consider friends here in Canada. With them, I can see the good side of me. With them I can find true meaning of life with our Lord. Now I know, why God send me and my husband to be a member of this Religious community. To find LOVE and PEACE.

Here are some of the few shots from our Chapter Christmas Party last night. I feel bad that we only have few scenes taken from my camera. We still have one Christmas Party next Saturday for our Unit. I hope to have more shots this time.

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Homemade AloeShea Body Butter

I was busy for a couple of days processing few orders. I am glad to have few but big orders since I bought a lot of stuffs for my business. I also am very happy to be able to create my own AloeShea Body Butter. But I am not sure if I can have this as a gift because the recipe still needs some improvement. But for my personal use, I am so please with how it totally remove my winter dry skin in just one use. Well what do you expect? It is made up of very pure natural Aloe Butter, Shea Butter, Olive Extra Virgin Vegetable Oil and Vitamin E. I used orange scent for this body butter. Visit my webstore All Natural Cosmetics 4u to learn more about my products

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Shipping Natural Skin Care Products From Toronto

I am finally done processing this order from my customer in Downtown Toronto. I can't go to the post office now because hubby have the car so, he will be shipping this afternoon.

I run out of one ingredient so I have to order it to my supplier yesterday. I also create a new label and use a new bottle for my skin care products so it took me the whole morning working with the new packaging of my Natural Skin Care. I am finally done with the processing so it is ready to be ship.