My First Beauty Box Purchase

October 21, 2015


This BDJ box that I got last year, this is super late already a year after that I posted it here on the blog. I know right?? Well, this is the only BDJ box that I purchased from them and so far I loved my first purchase. Skin savers was their theme for that month. =) I love skin care products!

Pictures of Recently Enjoyed Things


This is another blog series I am having here in my blog which was inspired by this blogger I follow and inspire me in a significant way, I like her natural living style and her manner of taking photos. I hope I do justice with mine and I hope you enjoy. If you like this post, please share and do some for your blog too. Leave the link for your blog down in the comments section for me to view. 

Write-Up Wednesday!

October 20, 2015

Today, I wanted to think of things to spruce up my blog a little bit.
I have noticed that I have not come to terms with how I manage this blog but now that I am considering taking a full-time (working from home) status. I shall proceed with probably thinking of better contents for my blog.

How I Style My Son

October 16, 2015

I have been meaning to post several snapshots of Adi since I started to turn this blog of mine into a Mommy/Lifestyle/Craft blog.

Allow me to post some of the best shots I have with my adorable baby boy, Adi.


SpookTacular Halloween Party at McDonalds

October 15, 2015

Hi there my fellow mommies from the Queen City of the South.

McDonald's is pleased to invite you, and your family to join McDonald's Grand Halloween Fun Day happening this October 24, 2015 at the Oakridge Pavilion, AS Fortuna. 
 
Enjoy a day filled with spooktacular activities, prizes and sweet treats! 

Celebrate the magic of Halloween with us. See you there!

Below are the full details of the event:


Come and Register in the nearest McDonald's branch near you.
Registration fee is PHP200 inclusive of food and goodies.


Baby Number 2: My First Trimester Symptoms and Remedies

October 10, 2015

Being pregnant requires a lot of preparation as well as maintaining the over-all vitality and wellness.
Lately, my pregnancy is quite going fine. I am rarely experiencing nausea and dizziness but more likely controlling on my food intake.

Anyways, I'd just like to note and look back at my First Trimester Journey. =)
Shall we?



As you may all know I haven't been posting quite some time since May because of workloads in the office as well as we were busy preparing for our simple Church Wedding which I will be sharing as well hopefully time permits me. *cross fingers*

When we found out that we were pregnant, we weren't really looking into announcing the great news right away since we wanted to keep mum about it. Although, clearly A and I were equally excited and a bit anxious for my next pregnancy. I was a mess during my first one with Adrian since I seem to be overly moody to the point of creating chaos all over the house. Believe me when A already swore to heaven he won't get me pregnant ever again! lol!

Before I was into beauty blogging so I wasn't really documenting most of the journey here in my blog. I was of course documenting it in another account. (yes I have another account) in Tumblr.

I didn't want at first to divert my beauty blog into a mommy blog but when I first came into this blog, I got so inspired about it that hey, I can not miss out on this once in a lifetime journey. Being a mom.

So here I am, doing my own blog about my motherhood journey as well as doing some beauty reviews still which I can never put down but now is more of like a side dish to the main course.

Celebrating pregnancy is like icing to a cake in a marriage guys!
Marriage is taken to a whole lot more when couples are in this journey together. Discovering each others boundaries as well as compromising time for each one. It is not easy at first but knowing that you have each other you will draw the strength to hold on and make it to the end. After all, it's the both of you who made it happen!

Right now, I want to remember that moment, to take a look back at those times, I haven't been taking photos of myself but yes I do like my face today than the previous one. I felt less changes on the physical but more on the hormonal?? lol!

Body Changes: I'm feeling pregnant!

I feel several changes happening in me even if I may not look pregnant. Most of the symptoms are minor and is expected. Nonetheless they caused me a lot of discomfort, and I knew I need to cope with it to make to work as well as making adjustments in my routine.

Although pregnant mommas experience different kinds of symptoms, here were mine:

Fatigue and light-headedness
  • taking time to rise slowly from a seated or lying position, 
  • avoid standing for long periods and 
  • making sure to get enough food and rest.
Nausea and vomiting - These are the worst times during my first trimester. Despite this morning sickness is not a serious problem as long as we get enough water and nutrients. Here are some of the remedies: 
  • Always having crackers for a few bites upon waking up, 
  • Keeping meals smaller but avoiding an empty stomach.
  • Take enough liquids between meals.
  • Avoiding strong odors and finding a place to get some fresh air.
  • Avoiding fatty and spicy foods.
Some first trimester symtoms are Itching and Rashes, Bleeding gums, and frequent urinations.
And that' about it for me mommsies! If you are pregnant like me, I would like to know how your first trimester went as well.

Have a great weekend, and may you have a blissful day ahead.



Baby Number 2: 16 weeks (4months) pregnant

October 5, 2015


How Far Along: Week 16 (August 29, 2015)

This is a late post. :)


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How far along?  16 weeks (4 months)
Total weight gain/measurements: 128 lbs
Date of Visit: August 29, 2015 at Perpetual Succour Hospital (ultrasound) - OB Check-up (Cortes Gen Hospital)
Blood Pressure: 90/60 
Fundal Height: 30 cm
Baby’s Heart Beat: 150
Maternity clothes:  Bought leggings and maternity dress :)
Stretch marks: Slightly visible
Sleep: Sleep is well. But often get up due to frequent urination but not most of the time.
Best moment this week: Baby ultrasound and heard the heart beat. =)
Miss anything? None as of the moment. 
Movement: None as of the moment.
Food cravings: None as of the moment but i started eating fruits esp peanuts and pineapple and apple, and bananas.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Smoke, nausea and vomitting, dizziness....
Gender:  Not yet known as of the moment.
Labour signs: Nope!
Symptoms: Frequent Urination.
Tummy Changes: Belly Button is still In! Started to see that dark vertical line in my tummy already
Wedding rings: Yes! =)
Mood: Not so moody more of uneasy most of the time due to morning sickness.
Looking forward to: My next prenatal check-up...




Native Handmade Love for Buntal Bags

Hi momsies!

I recently got myself a new bag from my cousin who works for my other cousin. They were selling this really strong and sturdy colorful  handmade bags from Bulacan.

I wanna show you some of their items.

These bags are specially handmade just for you. The designs are originally handcrafted which makes this bags a grab for.

So what are Buntal bags you say?
From definition, 'Buntal' means - 1. (Plants) straw obtained from leaves of the talipot palm. buntal - fine white Philippine fiber from stalks of unopened leaves of talipot palms;used in making hats




Buntal Bags are a combination of unrivalled style and stand out elegance hand-woven to perfection. Every bag is delicately made not by machines but careful native hands that spare no eye for flaws and blemishes. The buntal fibers alone as the main material proves the durability of the product, making it last for years and years of use. Unlike those brands that we frequently see in stores sporting a grand line of uniform styles, these unique bags differ in shape, sizes, and bearing because of the fact that they are hand-woven. So, more often than not, you can expect that no bag is similar to the other. Moreover, these bags are also available for custom-made orders so a client can always expect to receive the product according to her specifications. This is perfect for those who would like to own bags different from the rest, and stand out with its unique fashion sense.

Buntal bags can be made or assembled with other fabrics like abaca fiber, pandan, sabutan and materials such as leather, reptile skin, animal fur, gems, or metals. However, to maintain its natural beauty, buntal fiber remains to be the dominant façade of the product, distinguishing it from the rest.
 source: Buntal bags


Here's my buntal bag =) It costs around 700 pesos. you can email them for orders at buntal_ethnic@yahoo.com

Here are some of their cute items..













Manufacturers:
Buntal Ethnic Enterprises
Address: Purok 1 Malipampang, San Ildefonso, Bulacan
Contact: Teddy L. Bequizo
Tel. No.: +63(44) 677-2278

DISCLAIMER: This is not a paid post, I featured this product with my own free will. =) Let's patronize Filipino made products!


What’s Lurking Under Your Rug

October 3, 2015


It's a weekend once again, I have been very busy working for the home with some household chores. Moms like us need to be cautious about the safety of our kids especially our little ones.

Today, Adi and I went to buy some toys for him. Lately he has been hooked on watching Youtube but since I have saved some videos for offline viewing he sees them all the time even if we are offline. Just today, he had asked me to buy him some toys, and since it is a payday I couldn't resist his requests.

Just as I have observed my son is used to playing, drawing and spending time doing stuffs he loves on our floor. I wouldn't really mind that he plays with stuffs that way all children do, but what a mom like me is concerned is how my floor is free from all the dirt, dust and germs that he might be getting.

I got him some colorful letters. Which he chose for himself. I was glad to know he wants to learn more the alphabets.

Being safe is all we need to ensure, cleaning and protecting them is our main priority. That is why today, I am happy to be able to share with you this helpful article.

While an oriental rug can help highlight a room’s decor, remembering to have your oriental rug
professionally cleaned once a year helps ensure its value and style stay intact. And though your
rug might seem clean to the naked eye, taking a closer look at your rug reveals a dirtier story. In
our “What’s Lurking Under Your Rug?” info graphic below, we’ve taken a closer look at some of
the microscopic offenders that are likely soiling your rug.


“Infographic provided by Ahdoot Oriental Rugs."
How about you mommies? How do you keep your house clean and safe for your little ones?
Feel free to comment down below.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


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