Posted in Family matters, Let's Party, Our little man, Saving tips

Let’s Party – Angelo turns 7

When Angelo had his birthday celebration in his school, I knew that superhero theme will excite him. Then his cousin, Johann also celebrated his 3rd birthday with Avengers theme.

So I opted to have an intimate and very simple affair  with people who love him family! It was an event where the only agenda was to catched up on our daily life..

Well, we did more than talk. We also ate all throughout!

The party will be at my sister’s house so I thought about just throwing my hands up and going with no theme at all.

Until, I went to 168 mall and decided a color theme is better than no theme.

For his 7th birthday, it’s a Blue Theme Party.


I bought a cute birthday cake bunting in 999 mall and these little touches are sure added fun and festive birthday cake which I got from Goldilocks.

For the party food, we had a delicious spread of  my mom’s famous Spare Ribs Caldereta, then we ordered Pancit Malabon and Pork Bbq from Ambers. It’s a typical pinoy favorites, of course, our desserts were aplenty too! We feasted on  Buttered Puto, chocolate cupcakes from Goldilocks and Kakanin from our suki.     

After the party we took the kids to Kidzoona at SM San Lazaro so that they could burn off their energy and play around in a fun safe area.   

We paid for 3 hour’s worth of play which is enough for the kids. The ticket priced at 400 pesos per kid. 


Angelo may not have a fabulous party but sure he did had tons of laughters and fun!

Happy 7th birthday Anak! Lagi mong tatandaan mahal na mahal ka naming lahat.


Posted in Our little wiggle, Saving tips

Search for Modern Cloth Nappying Pinays Babies 2015

The Modern Cloth Nappying Pinays is looking for adorable babies that will be the star of their incoming campaign ads.

If you are using cloth diapers then you should start browsing pictures of your babies.

Here’s the criteria. The search is also open for overseas.

+ Prepare a HI-RESOLUTION PHOTO of your baby in Cloth Diapers.
Must be 300dpi, not PIXELATED, with good lighting,

as much as possible, please shoot with a WHITE BACKGROUND.
+ THEME-based photos are encouraged.
Example: Superhero, Princess, Cupid, Nature etc.

+UNEDITED Photo must be emailed to

+ Include the ff: details:
– Name of Baby
– Birthday of Baby
– Age of Baby in Photo
– Name of Parents
– Brand and Print of cloth diaper worn in photo
– Answer the question:
“Why do I love cloth?” Or
“Why did I make the switch to cloth diapers?”

+Deadline of submission of entries is on September 30, 2014.

And here’s Baby Wiggle in Captain America Alva 3.0




Posted in Home & Garden, Saving tips

Home organization 101 – The wall of LOVE

Hi there! How’s your weekend? Mine was quite busy. Guess what keeping me busy aside from attending birthday party again..hehe

It’s my home organization project again..

Once upon a time we had an entry that looked like this….

After almost two years of living with eye-sore and awful entry wall..

I am excited to transform the space and make it more chic.

It was such a tricky spot to problem solve since our main switch board looks really disgusting.

To hide the main switch board. I printed subway art and framed it. I bought all the frames from IKEA but most of them was from “AS IS” section including the big frame.

(tip: before roaming around – it’s a MUST to looked at this corner- sometimes you can find gem on that area)

SOOooo pretty!! Now the nook is a space with meaning and simply ADORABLE! It’s simple.  Nothing here is overdone.

 This was one of the best organizing decisions I’ve ever made.  The small  touches make our house a home..

Now,I am pretty sure that every time we are putting on our shoes or leaving/getting our keys – it will always brings a smile to our face  daily..

Why not??

Say hello to Santa Claus and Snowman..

 Because this little space in our house creates a haven of tranquility.

For me, it is about loving the ones I already do have and simply organizing it..

Posted in Family matters, Father's day 2012, Holidays, Married Life, Our little man, Parenting style, Saving tips

Gifts and Surprises for Super Dad

One of my most favorite things about being a mother and a wife is coming up with unique gifts for special occasions.Since Fathers Day means a lot to me. I always wanted to make sure that each year will never be the same but will always create memories.

And what better way to show your love, then with a thoughtful present…

I love compiling and putting into words the things we love about our Super Dad. This year to pay tribute to the man of my life and the best dad in the whole world I created scrapbook using old desk calendar. Yes! _ aside from socks,neckties and cards you can create your own photo book using materials you already have in your house. Recycle materials +  little creativity + effort + so much love = Happy Father

When I thought of this idea I wasn’t sure whether Daddy A will really like it because he’s not the “mushy and “sentimental type of man.But I want him to know how much I appreciate his hard works for being the best Daddy to little A. I want a present that he can treasure for years and years to come.

Little A was so excited that he wake up his daddy.

Super Dad almost burst to tears while browsing our DIY photo book.He said he can’t bear the thought of little A leaving us..Awww!!!

It’s true what they say…”it’s the LITTLE things that matter most!”

Who doesn’t love a box of sweet treats every once in a while…especially if it’s customized only for our real life Superhero!

I still have time on my hands so aside from cutie little book I decided to put together this incredibly meaningful fun box.

Spoiling him with his favorite treats. Inexpensive yet elegant and romantic, right?

How about getting him Superman shirt to match with our little boy. My Superman and his sidekick -Superboy!!

Let’s SPOIL those awesome Dads of ours, shall we? Hooray! To all the fathers in the world!

Happy Fathers Day Super Dad!! I hope you like our present!!

Posted in Our little man, Parenting style, Saving tips

For the love of reading – The Booksale treasure hunt

Thank you tita keke for adding books to our library

I always feel elated everytime we are receiving books as a gift. More than toys and clothes books can be more exciting for us. As I said little A loves reading and browsing books. Though books here in Dubai  are quite expensive we are buying atleast one book every payday to add to our library.

Then I read from n@w group that Booksale is really affordable. They are selling pre-owned but still intact,useful and a way much cheaper than the other bookstore. After learning about this great tip I asked my sister to pay visit to their nearest branch.

She became a fan and never leaves without book on her hand.

Thank you Tita Maribelle for bringing in all of his books..You’re an angel!

True to their  mission Booksale is a treasure trove of the book gems you’ve been searching for. Since I also mentioned to her that the little boy likes Dr. Suess books, she got all of these.Now reading can be more affordable.#It’s more FUN in the Philippines

 I still have wishlist and if we will go home maybe early next year then I will surely hit their shop and hoard more books.

Posted in Parenting style, Saving tips

For all mums-to-be

To all preggy mommies this post is for you. I got this press kit from my inbox and thought of sharing . I also read that they are giving good stuffs. Kaya mga mommies GO na!!

For the best start in life, Philips AVENT will host a breastfeeding and early child nutrition forum for mums-to-be and healthcare professionals. The forums are free of charge with one in Abu Dhabi at the Beach Rotana Hotel on 28th May and one in Dubai at the Habtoor Grand Hotel on 30th May.

Philips AVENT is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates by promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices with the ultimate goal of improving infant & mother’s health.

You can visit for more information.

Posted in Cook's Nook, Our little man, Saving tips

A very sinful treat – Ice Cream Indulgence

As the days get longer and the weather warms up, I can’t help but think about cold treats.

And the best way to quench the sweltering summer days is a very sinful treat, but worth all the indulgence..

The perfect summer treat.  Homemade Ice Cream – Cool, sweet,nutty and chocolatey that tingles our mouth..

3 scoops of London Dairy (Vanilla flavour)

Galaxy chocolate (melted)

Cashew (for toppings)

Posted in Family matters, For the love of baking, Married Life, Our little man, Parenting style, Saving tips, Uncategorized

Oreo Cinnamon Muffin

I know Mothers Day is over but yesterday I was treated/pampered like a queen by my two boys. As soon as I opened the door my boys are waiting for me ready to give their big hug and bunch of kisses.

The little boy was pulling my hand going to the family room. He can’t hide his excitement to show that Daddy Al cleaned and changed our curtain,bedsheet and everything was in proper place. It doesn’t end there when I went to the bathroom to put my clothes on the hamper I was stunned. Seems hubby is on the mood for general cleaning.The shower curtain and the rugs were changed as well. He even used the shower curtain I scored from Red Tag sale. It’s safari design and it’s really cute. I got it for aed 19 only.

By the way he also cooked Beef Nilaga and Dried Pusit for dinner.

After eating dinner I offer to wash the dishes as he needs to go for his class. He’ attending Training for Victory.

While washing I’m thinking of a dessert/reward for him.He can just rest and wait for our scheduled date of cleaning but instead he wants to surprise me. Something that I always liked about him. I checked our cupboard to see what I have only to find that I only have flour,cinnamon,brown sugar and few Oreo cookies in the jar.

 Oreo Cinnamon Muffin would be best dessert  since I knew that after his class he would be hungry again.

Spreading Nutella wouldn’t hurt that much so I added some to others.

Patiently waiting for Daddy!!

Oreo Cinnamon Muffin

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  •  ½ tsp baking soda
  •  ½ tsp salt
  •  1 tsp cinnamon
  • Oreo cookies
  •  2 large eggs
  •  1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  •  2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  •  4 tbsp oil
  •  1 tsp vanilla
  • Nutella (optional)

Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.

Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla.

Add flour mixture and mix with light strokes until the dry ingredients are just moistened.

Do not overmix; batter will not be smooth.

Divide batter among the muffin cups and add oreos.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in one or two of the muffins come out clean, 12-15 minutes.

* Note – Hubby and Little A said it’s delicious maybe because they love me lang!hehe.. But for me the muffin was dry and bland. I will double the yoghurt next time or I’ll add buttermilk. We’ll see next time!

Posted in Our little man, Parenting style, Saving tips

On giving direction

Yesterday I asked little A to switch off the light in our dining area coz we will do the reading in our sala. And also it is a common practice in our home to always turn off the lights when not using.

Anyhow our conversation goes like this:

Mommy: Little A can you switch off the light so we can start to read the book.

Little A: Where is it mommy?

Mommy: The switch is beside the red frame near the kitchen door

Little A: red frame?(walked towards the frame)

Little A: Mommy, I can’t reach it’s too high

I was near to him and I am just observing for his next step. The next thing I knew he pulled the chair and climbed up – then switched off the light.

Mommy : Thank you (smiling)

Little A: Your welcome (while returning back the chair)

Mommy is swinging over the moon while watching.The little boy knows how to solved a simple problem.

*Note – We are not recommending to teach the child of playing the switches. I am just trying my luck if he can think logically to solve simple problem.