September 2015 Monthly Roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- Memory Man by David Baldacci
- The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
- The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
- The Geography of You and Me
- The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
- The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
- I Was Here by Gayle Forman
- Currently Reading: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- Once Upon a Time Series (Season 2)
- Heneral Luna. This is an amazing movie!

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- My birthday!
- BIL's birthday

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- Thank you Lord for keeping us strong and healthy this month.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- Met up with Highschool friends twice this month! Yey!
- Went out on a date with kid #1
- Family day for Doouble Birthday Celebration
- Family Day in School
- Get Together with CFC friends
- Went to Dreamplay with the kids

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- Japanese Resto in SM Hypermart
- Tomahawk chops and Grill
- Chilli's Fajitas and Chips & Salsa
- Salad Stop!

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- No shopping this month. YEY!

What have you learned this month?
- Anytime the end will come and we need to be prepared for it.

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Family
2. Royce Chocolates. YUM!
3. God's Love
4. Cafe Latte
5. Photos and Memories
6. Blogging
7. Birthday Parties
8. Worshipping God
9. Planning Christmas Get Togethers ♥
10. Christmas is Coming!

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My Mood Today.

Thankful. For all the blessings. For all the adventures. For all my families and friends. For all my challenges that made me strong. For all my gifts. I'm very much thankful.

What Keeps you Going?

Here's a nice thought to think about this Monday morning...

"If you fuel your journey on the opinions of others,
you are going to run out of gas."

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: My Everything.

A nice Christian song by Owl City. ♥♥♥

You're my everything Oh, God!

Black and Rose Gold.

Here's my arm candy for today, Friday!

Have a nice holiday, everyone! (*wink*)

What I Wore as my Beach Coverup on our First Getaway for 2015 Summer?

A romper would always do the trick...

Comfortable, easy to wear and remove too when the kids want to swim!

How about you? What is your beach coverup?

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Quick date with the Hubby last Friday
2. Relaxing weekend with family
3. Good Cup of Coffee
4. Hugs & Kisses from the kids
5. Gift of Family
6. Gift of Life
7. God's Love and Promises
8. Faith
9. Good friends
10. GOod Memories

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What I Wore on our First Summer Getaway this 2015?

It was our first getaway for 2015 summer and we were all so looking forward to it!

What did I wear?

A long skirt and my ever favorite white top. It was comfy during the 3-hour ride and protected me from the cool aircon too!

Guess Where we Went?

Seven Things Money can't Buy

1. Happy Family
2. True Love
3. Passion
4. Time
5. Knowledge
6. Respect
7. Inner Peace

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Verge

DO you feel like dancing today?

Let's dance with this nice song by my favorite group - Owl City!

Have good one peeps!

Have a Colorful Weekend!

It's Friday once again and weekend is just a couple of hours away. So, I'm just dropping by to say, have a colorful weekend, you all!

Weekend, we are so ready for you!

This made my Day! And my Kid's Too!

Someone was rewarded for being kind...

I'm so proud of my little kid. She got a gift from her friend. I'm one proud Mommy! ♥♥♥

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Relaxing weekend
2. Family Day - Double Birthday Celebration
3. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson ♥
4. Safe travels for my kids who went to their fieldtrips
5. Good cup of coffee
6. Highschool Friends
7. Lunch treat by the GM! Woot!
8. Makeup Tutorials
9. Birthday greetings
10. Unexpected blessings

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Batteries have been part of our daily lives now. From cellphone batts to gadgets to batteries being used in the kids' toys. These are all part of our things. So now, imagine my surprise when I saw a couple of aaa 800's online. I was actually looking for these types of batteries to go with almost all of our stuff.

Here are the Features that I'm looking at:

- AAA 800mAh
- Fast rechargeable
- Retains charge for one year, precharged
- Eco-friendly, suitable for all applications
- Blister of 4 pcs. part No. 5035042

I wanted to hoard everything! I wish they have stocks though because the quality look really good and perfect for all of our gadgets. We'll see how it goes when I start buying.

How about you? Do you also NEED batteries for all your gadgets and toys?

Our Quick Lunch at Cafe Juanita

We had a quick lunch at Cafe Juanita a couple of months ago and we sure did enjoy our experience!

First off, this restaurant is very different because of the interiors.

Take note that we had lunch so it was day time but the resto was dimmed and the ambiance was very nice.

And they have interesting stuff all over the place too!

The kids had a grand time checking these out...

But my most favorite was the food. It was so good that we are planning when we can be back. Hopefully that would be soon!

How do we View Challenging People?

Here's a nice thought to think about this Monday morning...

"View challenging people as your assignment. Ask yourself: "What is this person meant to teach me?" 
Every person in our lives has a lesson to teach. Some lessons include: 
To become stronger, 
To be more communicative, 
To trust intuition, 
To be more self-loving, 
To know when to let go, 
To be nothing like this person!"

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: When I Look At You

A nice song by Miley Cyrus...

Have a good one, everyone!

My Starbucks' Loots

Look this is completing my morning, EVERYDAY!

Thanks Honey!

5 Tips On Travelling With Young Kids by Mylene Enrile of MomCenter

For the families who travel together, these are nice tips by Mylene Enrile of

Read on...

Here are essential things to remember if you’re traveling with kids:

1. Plan your trip expecting the things that might cause delays, and yes that includes toddler’s temper tantrums. If you think a straight train or bus ride with no stopovers are best for your kids, then do so, but some parents find it easier to have stopovers and connecting flights. Kids can be cranky on long trips, it helps if they can stretch their legs and enjoy the change in scenery. While you may have smoothed out your trip to the very last detail, things happen to your kids – such as an upset tummy, missing a favorite toy, getting bored, or worse wanting to go home, right at that moment. That made me think of the next tip which is:

2. Do not forget to bring his favorite toy.

Kids, especially toddlers who might be used to routine at home, may suddenly find the whole trip unpleasant and demand to go home. Just tell them exactly where you’re going and how long the trip would take. Have a pleasant attitude yourself and radiate it so your child can feel your excitement as well. Bring his favorite book or toy to pass the time at an airport, during a long road trip. In this case, the best thing that you can bring is a gadget with pre-installed apps for kids to play. Never forget his security blanket, or security toy or security pillow. It makes him feel at home anywhere. Don’t forget paper and colored pens for them to draw while waiting for a flight, or the next bus. Get them to draw postcards of the places they’ve been to. Or just draw what they see.

Another surefire way of keeping kids pre-occupied during a vacation is an instant camera. Bring an instant camera that your child can play with. Let him take pictures as he explores new places with you. You’ll be amazed how pre-occupied they can get. You also might get amazed at the pictures they take from the perspective of a 3-foot tall photographer.

3. Place first-aid kit on top of your packing list. Prepare for emergencies. Prepare clothing for any inclement weather.

An upset tummy, an unexpected fever that goes away in 24 hours, dizziness due to motion sickness, headache and all kinds of pain may make your trip more difficult and we cannot just pray they don’t happen to you or your kids while in transit. Again, the best cure is prevention and preparedness. Bring anti-allergens, anti-histamines, paracetamol, fever kit (thermometer, towelette). Pack in anti-motion sickness medicines and make sure your kids take them an hour before the trip if they are prone to motion sickness. Have several plastic bags with you just in case, good for any rubbish too. Prepare several zip lock bags for all kinds of purposes – to keep snacks organized, to waterproof gadgets, to keep clothes from getting wet. Bring enough nappies for toddlers, milk in sectioned cups, and warm clothing (bonnets, socks) for cold weather.

Before the trip, take note of the nearest doctor or hospital’s number from your destination, and see the pediatrician at least two weeks before for necessary vaccinations and inquire about antimalarial if you need to.

4. Book your hotel or inn ahead of time, and have a plan B just in case it didn’t work out with your first choice.

No, you can’t drag your kids looking for rooms in a fully-booked in destination, unless you want to tire them out looking for an available room in peak season.

5. Last but not the least, have fun while traveling. Expect that there will be disappointments along the way but don’t let that ruin your day. Your child will pick up on the happy vibes and will be much more cooperative when you need him or her to be cooperative. See the world with adventure and joy in your heart, and your child will definitely pick up your vibes and may even teach you a thing or two about simple joys.

It’s always best to err on the side of caution when travelling with kids, especially if they’re still babies. Know your itinerary by heart, double-check the needful, and have a contingency plan in case something goes wrong with your original plan. Travelling with kids should be a breeze for the well-prepared traveller parents.


Hi Beautiful!

Sorry, I just had to POST what's making my DAY today...

Isn't he a cutie?

Yes, that's for you, "Hi, Beautiful!"

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. eBooks that are helping me feel sane
2. Long weekends ♥
3. Breakfast
4. Planning for getaways
5. Coffee
6. Loving God
7. Family
8. Hugs and kisses from the kids
9. Friends
10. Getting thru the Challenges

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A Steak and Prawns Night with Friends

One night my friends and I met up for a special dinner and had the time of our lives! Of course, apart from conversations and bonding, food was also the highlight...

Yes, it was a steak and prawns night with salad and wine. It was definitely one of the memorable night we ever had! ♥

How Gratitude Affects the Human Body

Here's a nice thought - be grateful. Why? Because there are tons of benefits your body can get!

Now, I'm truly grateful for everything that I have and everything that I will have in the future. ♥♥♥

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Fix a Heart

Yes, you can't definitely fix a heart. Beautiful song by Demi Lovato.

Planning of Travelling Soon? Check out this Travel Fair!

Look travellers you might want to check it out!

There's a Philippine Travel Mart happening this weekend at SMX. Well it actually started today! So, see you there?

Flashback Friday: Missing SEOUL.

My Weekend Green Drink.

This is what I had a couple of weekends ago.

And now I'm craving for this in the middle of the day! Ack!

So, weekend, please come sooon!

Needs a More Attractive and Enjoyable Living Space?

Create a more attractive and enjoyable living space by investing in home renovations. A dated kitchen can make the entire home feel out of fashion, and an unfinished basement can provide you with countless possibilities. When it’s time to hire a renovation crew, you’ll want to work with a reliable company that will deliver quality work and meticulous results. Here are a few tips to help you find the right contractor for any type of project.

Licensed and Insured for Your Protection
It’s important to remember that proper insurance is in place for your protection. In addition to ensuring that any accidental damage to your home will be covered, it also protects you from lawsuits in case a worker is injured while on your property. Many people insist on insurance for this reason. The license is obtained through the state, and it serves as evidence that the company is legitimate, properly registered with the state, and prepared to work on your project.

References and Portfolios
Most legitimate contractors take pride in their work, and they’re happy to show you pictures of other jobs they’ve done. Rather than simply accepting a contractor at his or her word that they’ve worked on jobs similar to yours, ask to see a portfolio. You can also ask for references so that you can personally speak with former customers. It will take a little time to go through these steps, but it’s the easiest and most effective way to ensure that you’re working with a skilled contractor who can get the job done.

Contracts and Expectations
Find out what the timeframe is for starting and finishing a job. Have the dates written into the contract. You may also consider outlining what steps will be taken if the project falls too far behind schedule. Home renovations are an asset to your property, but they can become overly stressful if the work drags on for a long period of time. Many contractors will ask for 50% or the payment for materials in advance. This is to protect them against losses from cancellations, and it’s standard practice in many areas. However, the balance should not be paid until the work is completed and you’re satisfied with the results.

Before you decide on a company, you can take meet with several contractors to review the project and get your free estimate. You can compare the rates, expectations, and customer service offered by every company so that you can choose the right contractor for your particular project.

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Family and Siblings
2. Movie Bonding
3. Long Weekend
4. Popcorn and Chocolates
5. Households and household friends
6. Coffee and breakfast dates
7. Bagels
8. Hugs & Kisses
9. Good grades
10. More adventures coming up!

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Oh Yes.

Friends + Coffee? I couldn't ask for more!