Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Your bathroom is one of the most personal zones in your home, as you must keep it attractive at all times. This means coordinating the colors and theme with each of the items that you choose to place in this area. Your bathroom must be a direct reflection of your personality, since you can spend hours there during the day and night. Bath towels and bathroom lighting are two key features of the bathroom that you can emphasize in an effort to personalize and coordinate.
The best way to personalize your bathroom is to create an experience when you enter it. Inject lively colors and beautiful bath robes and towels to enhance the effect and keep things brisk and lively. Since this is typically the first room that you enter in the morning, vibrant colors can yield an improvement in mood as you get ready for the day ahead. Bathroom vanity lighting is also a great asset to this area, as you can coordinate the level of brightness to your liking. A key attribute to the bathroom are the bath cotton towels that you choose. Make sure that you select a towel that you are comfortable with and that matches the theme of your room. Lighter colors are more energetic and lively, while darker colors can indicate passion and comfort, depending on the assortment that you choose.
A bathroom geared toward your personal taste is one you can be proud of. If you have a guest bathroom, try to stick to a theme that appeals to the general population. If you are decorating your own bedroom, go for a more personal theme. Since you use the bathroom so frequently, make sure that you spend time making it a comfortable spot in your home.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I got this from my king last night:
It was really as a surprise because hubby is not the flowers and hearts kind of person. He would prefer to shop for wholesale kitchen cabinets, or gadgets or other things for the house than give me a flower. The last time I received a bunch of flowers from him was many, many years ago when we were still boyfriend-girlfriend.
So why give me flowers all of a sudden? Well, he has been working overtime everyday including weekends for the past 3 weeks now that he would come home late everyday and would spend the whole day at work even on weekends which is supposed to be his time for us. I know its work and I don’t have the reason to feel bad about it but you know us women, the kids and I miss him so much that he felt how upset I am with the situation.
Thus, when he arrived home before 12 AM last Friday, he was carrying this. Yes I know, he is just the sweetest. It made me really feel loved and special and I appreciate that but I hope this hold until his projects are all finish because according to him it will take another 2-3 weeks before his schedule resumes to normal.
Because times are though, I have a new sideline and I am selling bags now. These are stocks from my friend from the US that she sends to us, her friends here in Manila for re-sell.
Well I am enjoying this new sideline because I get to at least have a feel of these bags even if I don’t have the budget to own one for myself. LOL.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for the special woman in your life this holiday season, then take a look at some of the bas that I have in stock:
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I am a working mom. I have a day job which takes up almost my whole day from Monday to Friday then I have two kids to attend to as soon as I reached home. I have to check their assignments and prepare them for bed, before I can finally retire for the day.
That is why after a long and tiring day, I am always looking forward to the time at night where I can just rest and relax and recuperate from all the day’s activities before I start another busy day the next morning.
To make me more comfortable during bedtime, I make sure that I wear comfortable sleepwear like silk pajamas and silk sleepwear and one of the stores where I love to get them is Spencer’s.
If you check their website, you will find a whole range of sleepwear that you can choose from like terry cloth robe, super hero pajama set, different cartoon character footed and hooded adult pajamas, sleep pants, drawstring pants, sweat shirt and more.
Just take a look at some of these cute sleepwear that you can find in Spencer’s:
Experts say that it is important that we get at least 8 hours of sleep everyday to give us the energy that we need to last the whole day and wearing comfortable pajamas will help in giving you good night sleep.
I had a late lunch last Friday as I was too busy at work to have a break and get lunch so I decided that I will just eat when we reached my daughter’s school before fetching her.
So what did I have for lunch?
Today is my cheat day….Not. I actually started with Calorie Counting Diet again but I realized that I love eating more than entering and calculating the food that I will eat. LOL. So I end up giving up on my diet. Maybe this week, I can try again so at least I will lose a little weight before Bela’s 7th Rock star Birthday party as I am planning to wear skinny jeans.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
A few months ago, we attended a Financial Seminar by Bo Sanchez on how to be truly rich. We have been hearing a lot of good things about his talks and seminars and so we really made sure that we could attend, as we really wanted an expert’s advice on how to manage our finances.
The seminar is actually not technical in nature as it did not discuss in detail about stock market, insurance, investments, Treasury bond and more but it did help in changing our outlook about money.
One of the most important things that we learned from the seminar is that we should have an added source of income. It is good that we have a day job so we have a regular source for our daily needs but we should seek other means on how to earn and one of the options that were discussed in brief is investment in stock market.
I know from friends that investing in stocks is a good financial move and I even heard testimonies from them on how they earned from stocks. My only problem is that I am intimidated with the stock market as I find it too complex.
Luckily, I was able to discover a site where I can educate myself about how the stock market works. They even offer a stock market simulator where I can get fake cash that I can invest on real companies so I get to have a feel on how stock market runs.
From this site, I will learn about stock market portfolio basics as well as on how to assess my financial goals so I can finally start investing and hopefully start earning.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
I know I said I don’t have a budget now to splurge but I know I have been working really hard this year that I deserve a price. Actually I am feeling a little depress the past weeks. Well, we are a little tight financially because my sideline has not been doing good lately and so is hubby’s so every month, we have to deal with the financial crisis that we have as we have to pay for our housing loan. Add to that the realization that there is no one else to help us with this but just hubby and me. ☹ That is why I have been turning nights into days to make both ends meet and at the end of the day I can still hear a lot of negative comments from people around me. Can you really feel my frustration now?
That is why I decided to go on a retail therapy and I got myself this:
This is one of the watches that my friend is selling. It is still in transit and will arrive by 2nd week or 3rd week of November so I still have until then to save to pay for this.
I hope this watch is all worth the price and will give me positive vibes, as it is all that I need now.
Last night, I heard from the news about the new modus operandi of hold-uppers. They will bring a van with them and will take passengers on the road and when the van is full, they will declare hold-up.
The victims are just students or regular employees who are taking the pubic transportation to and from work or school. I am one of the common Filipinos who uses the public transportation and are the easy target of these criminals. Luckily, I have a regular car pool service so I know the driver and my co-passengers, which lessens my risk from bad people that abound the streets.
My parents are worried though for my sister that they are even suggesting that she brings with her self-defense tool like throwing knives to protect her. She commutes too, to and from work so my parents are scared that she might be a victim also.
I am actually getting paranoid these days with all the bad things that I have been hearing in the news. But I just leave it all up to God. I just pray everyday that He will always keep my family safe and secure.
This is the new term that we invented after my friends held a sale over at Instagram of their kids’ pre-loved clothes and shoes. Since our kids are just 1-2 years apart, we tend to pass some of our kids’ stuff to the younger kids of our friends. At least the seller will get to collect a small amount of money to buy new stuff for their kids while the buyer gets to have almost new, pre-loved clothes at a very affordable price. Where can you find dresses from Kids of Bayo, polo shirts from Ralph Lauren, pants from Gap on sale at only P150- P200? It is like my friends are just giving out these clothes to us. And these clothes are still in very good condition as it has been worn twice or thrice only because we all know how fast our kids grow, right.
And thanks to Instagram, we found a faster way to sell this stuff. First to comment “Mine” is the lucky winning bid.
Just look at the items that I got from Jane and Jody’s Instaukay:
These are really so “sulit” as my kids will only wear them for a maximum of three months because they really grow up so fast and then I have to buy them new set of clothes again. We are just being practical, you know, so I am really thankful for the loots that I got from my friends’ Instaukay.
My mom might go to Bohol end of this month with her friends. I am looking for the most affordable airline that I can book for her so she can go with her friends for this trip.
Hubby is actually interested to go too as we haven’t had any vacation with the kids this year. But aside from the fact that I have to worry if the pools in the resort have rheem heat pump so the kids won’t get sick if they stay in the water the whole day as the weather can get really cold, I know that we don’t have an extra budget right now even for a short travel. Plus it is just a few weeks before Bela’s birthday and I don’t want her to burn under the sun and she will be very dark on her birthday (I know, I know, I am a vain mom. LOL).
So I guess there will be no travels for us this year but I hope that we will make it up with the kids come 2013.
My good friend from the US is sending us bags like Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach, and Lacoste for sale here in Manila. I enjoyed selling the bags as it gives me a little extra earnings on the side, but at the same time, it is really the perfect temptation as I get to see and touch the bags. And you know how it feels to have something beautiful right before your eyes. LOL.
Just like this one:
I m so drooling over this bag but sadly I have no budget right now for this (but I hope my Santa gets to read my blog. I have been good this year. LOL.)
This bag is still available so PM me if you are interested, plus I have more bags and watches on sale.
Friday, October 12, 2012
It is almost a month before Bela’s 7th birthday party and being the usual OC mom that I am, I can already feel the stress and I think I am starting to panic already. It is getting worse each day as the party draws near because I have been dreaming about it. I am not sure if I am that excited or I just want to get it over and done with. LOL.
But as of today, almost everything has been booked already. And I really trust my party planner since I have been getting her for all of my kids’ parties so I am sure they will be able to deliver.
Right now, I am just busy with the small details of the party like preparing for the name tags. I saw the site QuickNameTags.com for name plaques and it gave me an idea for a unique name tags that we can use for the party.
Just take a look at this:
Since the theme of the party is a birthday concert, a VIP Backstage Pass is a fitting choice for a name tag. I have asked my friend Nyree of Embellished Designs studio to do the layout and we will just have it printed in regular paper. I can’t wait to see how the layout will turn out.
Since it is the lean months for my sideline work, I have some spare time before I capped my day to read a good book. And here are some of the books in my library:
My friends have all been talking about the Fifty Shades Trilogy and I gave in and joined the bandwagon. I am now in book 3 and so far, the second book is my favorite. I like Mr. Grey when he is so sweet and very much in love.