Monday, December 25, 2017

Family Reunion Decoration Ideas

From event theme to venue decorations, you'd certainly want the gathering (grand or not) to be cherished forever. Here are some simple and affordable Family Reunion Decoration Ideas. 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Family Reunion Planning

We have different ways in planning a family reunion. Some plan a year ahead, some just hired an event organizer to avoid hassles, etc. So let's begin with sharing how we did our Family Reunion Planning.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

DIY: Candy Cane Christmas Decor

What I like about Christmas is having the chance to use our creativity to decorate our home in any style we prefer. My kitchen paper towel rolls were already empty, upon seeing them my mind turned on the light bulb for DIY: Candy Cane Christmas Decor!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Royal Child Academy: Book Week

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) announced the 83rd National Book Week from November 24 to 30, 2017 with the theme “Libraries take action: Providing access and opportunity for all”.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

How to Get DOST Final Clearance

Are you HIT at NBI because you were one of the recipients of DOST Scholarship? Well, check this and be guided to get a Final Clearance from DOST.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

How to Process for NBI Clearance Online

NBI Clearance is a government certificate that ensures you’re cleared and has not committed any criminal act. This is accepted as a valid ID in the Philippines.  Effective this year 2017 onwards, NBI Clearance Processing strictly implements the “No Appointment No Entry Policy”. No appointment will be available on the same day of application. No walk-ins. All NBI Clearance applicants should register online and set an appointment date. Here's how to process for NBI Clearance Online (with pictures).

Saturday, November 11, 2017

How to Make a Christmas Tree Look Fuller

Instead of buying a new Christmas Tree, I am using the old one I had last year. The quality is just proportional to its price so it's time for a Christmas Tree makeover. Here's how to Make a Christmas Tree Look Fuller.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Good Touch, Bad Touch

For the welfare of our young children, it is important that they know about Good Touch, Bad Touch and how to deal with alarming situations. I'm thankful that my kids' school teach this in their Health subject (MAPEH). Allow me to share and give additional inputs.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

DIY: India Headdress

Headdress makes the costume stand out. With the right ornaments, it will absolutely be an eye-catching headpiece. Here's my upcycled DIY: India Headdress for my daughter.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

DIY: Thailand Headdress and Scepter

United National Costume won't be complete without its complementary accessories. For my son's Thailand costume, here are my DIY Headdress and Scepter.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

DIY: UNO Costume for Girls - India

Actually, the first pair I made is this DIY: UNO Costume for Girls - India. But as of this posting, it's not finally done yet so I first posted the DIY: UNO Costume for Boys - Thailand.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

DIY: UNO Costume for Boys - Thailand

I've been so busy these past few days and left my blog with no weekly posts. What keeps me are the United Nations costumes for my kids. This time I want to sew them myself. First pair is for my son who will be representing the country of Thailand!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Meal Prep for a Week

Hi moms, busy week ahead is waiting for us. One thing I can add to our time management tips is meal prep for a week! Meal prep or freezer meal idea will save you from being fed up of deciding what to eat or cook for the next chow time!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

DIY: Filipiniana Mesh Umbrella

Couldn't find a unique umbrella like this with mesh cloth for my daughter's prop during their Buwan ng Wika Culmination at school, so why not make my own? Here's how to DIY: Filipiniana Mesh Umbrella.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

DIY: Homemade Sugar Wax Hair Remover

Hey mom, can't insert time for going to a salon? Or annoyed with the unwanted hairs? Hahaha. Give yourself some BEAUTY-ME-TIME even under the comfort of your home with this Homemade Sugar Wax Hair Remover.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Care After Tooth Extraction

Hey mommies! I understand not all mommies are superwoman. Even if we think we can do everything, still we need to mind ourselves as we are not exempted of weakness. Especially after any dental operation, one should take extra care.
With dentist / fellow mom
before my tooth extraction

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Puto Cheese Recipe

I've been making desserts on weekends since my kids know how to request food...and they're all no-bake recipes as I don't have an oven yet.๐Ÿ˜‰Whenever my kids see something yummy on Disney or Youtube advertisements, they'd beg "Ma, kaon ta ana" meaning "Ma, let's eat that." This time, we're serving No-Bake Puto Cheese!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

DIY: Paper Chef Hat

Complete your kid's chef attire with this inexpensive and easy DIY Chef Hat using clean sheets of bondpaper only.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Perks of a Work-at-Home Mom

Aside from working at your comfort zone, feeling secure for the kids and learning new skills, here are some perks I'm enjoying as a Work-at-Home Mom.
working while waiting for boarding

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Daily Schedule of a Work-at-Home Mom

The real benefit of being a work-at-home mom is to be able to provide more family quality time. Without my husband and a househelp, I bet you can hardly imagine how I squeeze my time, but check it out!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

DIY: Criss Cross Back Halter Top

Turn old preggy blouse into this - DIY Criss Cross Back Halter Top! Remember my previous post - DIY Off Shoulders Crop Top where I remodel this same old preggy blouse? Now, I used its lower part which are not affected by holes into another new stylish and sexy back top.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Medical Paper Transactions After Childbirth

Giving birth alone or husband away is a struggle. Fortunately, I haven't experienced it myself in my two pregnancies but my sister had. If you happen to assist a birthing mom, here is a guide I can share about medical paper transactions after childbirth.
~my first niece~

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Packing Checklist for Childbirth

When my sister is on her last term of pregnancy, I gave her my previous baby things including the baby books where the packing checklist is written. She and her husband already started packing before he left for almost 2 months of business trip in Japan since she could go into labor at any time before due date. Here is my own packing checklist for childbirth which I merged from every info I got from baby articles, other moms, and my own experience.

~Raine's baby doll...she's just too excited for her first cousin~

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

DIY: Off-Shoulders Crop Top

Off-shoulders and/or crop top is not a thing in the past, in fact it's on-trend every summer! Finding an off-shoulders crop top with a right fit to my petite body frame is not a straightforward task. That's why I opt for this simple DIY project on refashioning an old blouse into an off-shoulders crop top.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

DIY: Repurpose Old Notebooks

One way to declutter your home is to repurpose old things. When you have school kids, it is expected that one room in the house is full of old books and notebooks. Here's how I deal with these piles...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Steamed Banana Cake

If you want to bake a banana cake but baking oven is not in your kitchen set yet, no worries! You can make your own banana cake with a steamer!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

The most important person in our life who deserves the best of everything...mother! On Mother's Day, do not overthink on what to give, just find something which you know she'll use most of the time or a thing which she never had since. Here are something I can suggest:

Saturday, May 6, 2017

DIY: Kitchen Playset From Used Boxes

When I looked for kitchen playset it's a bit pricey! So together with my kids, I made this DIY kitchen playset from used boxes or recycled cartons.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Private Schools Near Lapu-Lapu City Public Market

Summer vacation is almost over and school days will be back in less than 2 months. Have you already decided where to enroll your child? Check out this list of private schools near Lapu-Lapu City Market to help you decide.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

How To Fix: Laptop Can't Connect to WiFi

For my kids, seeing this dragon is fun - a free game where the dragon jumps over thorny cacti. But for a work-at-home mom, this is delaying the online tasks. Have you experience an issue where your laptop says it's connected to WiFi network but cannot open or load a page in the browser? I've been there too a lot of times, so I will share here how to fix it.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

The celebration of Easter Sunday in our hometown, Taloto District of Tagbilaran City, Bohol was concluded with a joyous rite as we commemorate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

How To Be a Work-at-Home Mom

When everything has been set for work-at-home venture, particularly the necessary gear and your family, don't just rush into earning the income you ever dream of. Here are some factors you may consider to stay productive.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

DIY: Diamond Table Skirting

In every event, the most significant area is the table. It is the focal point of the venue as it is where the food and desserts are served. Here's how I covered the table with my first attempt in DIY Diamond Table Skirting.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Birthday Decoration Ideas on a Budget

When it comes to event decorations, especially birthdays, you don't have to go beyond your budget limit because the biggest portion should be intended for the food. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Being resourceful and creative are the vital keys to make your event delightful and more memorable.

Here are some ideas I've done on my daughter's 5th birthday.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

DIY: Staircase Cupcake Rack

When serving cupcakes, the decoration is more inviting when they are on a cake stand. This DIY tutorial is so easy and affordable as the materials are (for sure) available around your home.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

DIY: Plastic Canister Using Recycled Bottle

Hosting a party is as fun as you can imagine. It's a great time to squeeze out the creative juices in you especially when under budget constraint. If you feel you're out of storage for your jello's or stik-o's, don't freak out! Here's how to make a canister using a recycled bottle.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Confessions of a Mom at Home

If you think you are not a perfect mother nor an average type of mom, you're not alone. I have secrets too. *wink* 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Movies About Moms

Aside from nail & hair care, and body massage, I watch movies as form of rest to regain strength from the busy days of being a mom raising kids alone. Sometimes I even watch movies while I'm doing the laundry...hahaha multitasking!

Here is a list of movies about moms that I've watched...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kidzoona

My kids are happy when it's their periodic exams. Why? Because there's a major playtime after. ๐Ÿ˜
It's my way of making them feel excited about exams and not fear them. Today, we're at Kidzoona!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Mt. View Rope Course Adventure

Love day is approaching! Want to have some ideas how to celebrate your Valentines Day with your loved ones? Try this!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Deal with Waiting for Pick-Up Time at School

Aside from Facebook surfing, random chatting, checking my online job emails, listening to music, here are some of the fun things I do while waiting for pick-up time:
Breakfast at an eatery across the school

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Royal Child Academy: SportsFest 2017

This day at Lapu-Lapu City Auditorium held my kids' school 8th Annual SportsFest, a shortened word for sports festival - an event where students experience the enjoyable physical activities while learning the virtues of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Wishlist of a Mom at Home

I posted in my Instagram almost a year ago about my wishlist. Why? Partly to serve as a note to self on things to buy and partly (I mean honestly ๐Ÿ˜Š) as a hint for someone to have ideas on what to give on special ocassions - birthdays, Christmas, etc. Hahaha!
Images were copied from the friendly worldwide web

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Survival Tips in Raising Kids Alone

Sleepless nights, restless days…whatever! Raising kids alone has many ups and downs that would eventually cause you headaches on what to do first or next. Though I have a to-do list, in raising kids alone, things just got real mixed up! Aside from common pieces of advice, like time management and handling finances, here are some of the survival tips I want to share.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Challenges in Raising Kids Alone

From the moment my husband left for work abroad, I consider myself being a single parent – and raising the kids alone is included in the package. Hahaha! I thought raising the kids alone is as easy as ABC especially that I’m just working home-based and my kids’ ages are now 6 and almost 5 years old. Unfortunately, I’m dead wrong! Huh! Sad to say. For parents out there, here are some of the challenges in raising kids alone.

Me and kids with an empty tank going to a gas refilling station early in the morning