Sunday, November 30, 2008

grow up fast

* 1st month outfit - green Gap dress , onesie from etsy and super small Stride Rite shoes *

Here's some more pics last Thursday when she turned a month. I'll try to take pictures of her monthly outfit aside from the food :) Don't you find it so girly ? I cant wait for her to grow up since I have a lot of plans lined up for our family, and that includes travelling. Gelo is planning a vacation by April , Dominique will be 6 months by then so it's not that hard to take care of her anymore. Now I need to look for a bigger Delsey luggage for the family.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mac and Me

I know that most of you enjoyed shopping day. Whether online or in-stores, sale items are pouring in, and I can't help but peek at all my favorite sites, chancing upon a great item at such a steal price. I am done shopping for clothes and shoes, so I am more focused with electronics this time. Aside from a simple point and shoot camera, and a flip video camera, I would like to give myself a Mac laptop for Christmas. My cousin owns one and I was able to use it one time and all I can say is that I really want to have my own soon. My cousin and I searched for websites where we can download mac games for free, or if not free, it must be cheap. Of course, we specifically looked for Mac solitaire, its one classic card game that I enjoy playing when I feel stressed or tired, or when im simply letting time pass. Most games that we had are just simple ones like cooking frenzy and pet shop experience. Its of the best price online, and because everything is cheap, we even downloaded iphone games for my sister's I phone. Now all I need is my mac so i can start downloading too.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My girl at 1

You look so adorable lil girl! We love you.

~ Daddy , Mommy and Kuya Joaqui

Happy Thanksgiving

To my family, relatives and friends at US ..


Enjoy the day with your loved-ones and have fun shopping too :)

I received a lot of shopping offers for thanksgiving, but after checking my favorite sites, I am not that excited to shop anymore. Nothing really major so far. Some deals are even for winter clothes which I really don’t need. I might look for a point and shoot digicam online and ask my mom to check some tv stands in stores. Oh well, Im waiting for my sister to go online, she might be aware of some online sales and we might shop together online :D

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

nothing new.

same old .. same old..

~ im still busy with the kids.

~ im preparing dominique's baptism.

~ i cram with my assignments.

~ no pictures of me yet coz i still feel big. no.. i actually look big.

~ same daily life for almost a month now and i miss going out during weekends with my boys.

nothing is new.

except for one thing. Gelo's Christmas gift.

it's here.

Soon, you'll meet MICA .

yes, im calling her (it) MICA.

Monday, November 24, 2008

old shape?

Did you notice Im not posting any picture of me yet in any of my sites. Why? Because I still look big in pictures :) But when you see me personally , I think I improved a lot since I'm like 5 months pregnant when I was discharged at the hospital. No , i did not use Fenphedra at all, Its one of the many wonders of breastfeeding. I am not exclusively breastfeeding Dominique, but at most times, she directly feeds on me. I wish I'll get back to my old shape before Christmas , since we are scheduled to have her baptism by that time. I have to look great in pictures !

Saturday, November 22, 2008

RL sale

Here's what my sister grabbed from RL's private sale..

We got the clothes in size 3 mos. which I plan to use for her this Christmas . Joaqui also has the same shoes , just in different color. I can't wait to see them wearing those matching shoes ! Of course, I asked Ricca to get the complimentary gift boxes because it's just so nice (and I cant get enough of it !) . Thanks Ninang!

Where to eat?

Maybe you won't believe it when I say that I love eating. Yes, it may not show with my body, but I certainly love eating. I enjoy trying out new cuisines with my family. Recently, we went to this new Italian restaurant in town and I only have the best words with their food and service. If there's a place that I really want to visit now because of the variety of food that they offer, I would certainly visit Denver, Colorado. Denver Restaurants offers extraordinary food such as Cuban, Mexican, Mediterranean and American, of course. Simply talking about it makes me hungry now. If you have feedbacks from this restaurants, drop me a line so I can recommend it to my family and relatives when they visit Denver.

4 Questions

Snagged from Yen :)

1. Do you like the colder weather, or are you into the hotter weather?
+ Moderately cold. Though I wanna experience Winter since we don't have it here in Manila.

2. What is your favorite thing about winter?
+ Winter reminds me of Christmas.. and boots!!

3. Do you have a favorite comfy, cozy lounging around outfit?
+ Yes. Those old shirts that i find really so comfy to wear.

4. What’s your favorite warm drink when it is just too cold out there?
+ Hot chocolate or coffee

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday Fill - ins # 99


1. The last band I saw live was South Border ? I really cant remember coz that was a long time ago.

2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is the after Thanksgiving Sale. (if you don't celebrate thanksgiving, insert your favorite holiday)

3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is mostly done online.
4. Thoughts of my online tasks fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear skinny jeans NOW!
6. Bagpipes are bagpipes :)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to an 8 hours of sleep, tomorrow my plans include finishing my online tasks and Sunday, I want to sleep again!

A Classic piece

I want this classic baptismal gown for Dominique , exactly in this color , but not too long. Just the right length for her would be perfect.

Thursday Thunks

1. Do you like potatoes? What kind? - yes. baked potatoes and french fries

2. If you were dressed up in a fish costume and you went underwater and a shark saw you, what would you do? - swim???

3. Does Jello make you happy? - yes :)

4. If you could have any animal, exotic, extinct or other type, what would it be? - sorry, but im too afraid of animals

5. Would you fill up a pool with pudding and jump in? - nope. why would i do that?

6. When you are feeling icky with the sickness feeling, what is your first choice for feel-better medicine? - anything that would give me a fast relief. my tolerance for pain is soooo low.

7. Do you count with your fingers or in your head when it comes to mathematical equations? - both!

8. Do you have any key chains on your keyring? How many? What kind? - A koosh keychain for housekeys.

9. What do you dunk your french fries in? - mayonnaise is my fave

10. When I say "Moo I'm a duck" do you think of a cow or a duck? - cow :) LOL

11. If you had the chance, would you go to the very bottom of the ocean? - yeah, why not?

12. Would you rather be spiderman or batman? - spiderman

13. Would you rather be in a hurricane or a tornado? - hmm. tough one. none of the above :)

14. Do you like pumpkin pie? Do you cheat and buy a premade one or do you make it from scratch? Heck, do you even make pumpkin pie at all? - i dont eat a pumpkin pie.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Look

Have you seen the latest Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical ? There's a lot of frames to choose from with a very customizable feature. Now I am thinking of getting one since it comes really cheap as compared to others. Zenni, The popular online eyeglasses shop can create wonderful eyeglasses to suit your needs. May it be the tint or the color of the frame that you would like to customize, they can do it for you at a very affordable price. Most that I have seen doesn't exceed $25. And remember, they still have the $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses which they are known for. Take a look at this ..

Baptismal Plans

Change of plans actually.

First, we want it to be at the Shrine of Jesus , Macapagal and just look for some resto at MOA. But as usual, the schedule of the church for the last part of December is so tight. They can only give us Dec 20 , which I find too close to Christmas so that would mean holiday rush, traffic etc. etc. So we had to erase that from the list.

Let's just schedule it by January. That's our second plan. But my sister in law suggested a nice church and reception venue that can accommodate us on our chosen date. And yes, it has good rates too :) I think we are close to finalizing everything on weekend.

It will be a simple one, just like what we had with Joaqui.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

First for Dominique

I got so inspired to scrap lately because of the kids. I love capturing their emotions together. This is just my first. I will post more soon. I think I made 6 already :)

** Pics taken during her first day and first week at home .

** Credits : Miss Mint's Patchwork Princess Album

Shower Chairs

This is not for the kids , nor for me. This is for my uncle who was recently admitted in a health care facility because of pneumonia and old age. He lives with his wife who is also a senior already. And since they are both in capable of taking care of the other one who is sick , a health care institute is their last resort. This is not permanent though. So now, we make it a point to visit him at the facility and see his routine. He gets bored sometimes but i guess its natural to feel that way. My aunt bought him shower chairs to keep him comfortable during bath time. We noticed , the health care staff didnt had a hard time with him during showers because of this chair, so my aunt decided to get one for home use when he gets discharged, which is anytime soon.

Scrap worthy

Yes, I am back to scrapping again.

The pictures of the kids are so adorable. Its always full of emotions.

Last week, I bought a few Quick pages for girls (since most of my kits are for boys) , and whenever I have some free time, I scrap. Currently, no time for me to do my own layout, so I am satisfied with those beautiful QP's. I am planning to have it printed and delivered at my mom's place before Christmas:) So dont be shocked to see some layouts here in the future :)

Hello Dominique!

What Dominique Means

D is for Dashing

O is for Orderly

M is for Magical

I is for Irresistible

N is for Nutty

I is for Insane

Q is for Quaint

U is for Unforgettable

E is for Enchanting

Be beautiful

I just heard a good news from my sister that she plans to take a beauty program in one of those beauty schools in wisconsin that she saw online. She already have a great job at the bank, and if her schedule will permit, she would like to take a course in cosmetology since she loves anything about make up. She won't be leaving her job of course, the idea of entering a beauty school is for added knowledge , plus she wants to experience the training the school provides. Who knows, we can be her sample models in the future. Now, I just need to wait if she inquired with the school already, and if she has great response from the school staff too.

Our Sunday

We spent the day at home .. as usual. Eversince I gave birth, we are stuck at home during the weekends. But this Sunday is a lot different than the others, because our helpers in the house took a day off. So it's just me, my husband and the kids. Whew! The demands of a newborn and a toddler.. add to that , I have to finish assignments that will expire in a few hours. Of course, I prioritized the kids, and my other tasks can still wait. So here I am now, blogging to death while the kids are sleeping already.

Kitchen needs

For 9 months, I tried staying away from our kitchen. I just can't stand the heat and the smell of the kitchen when I was pregnant, so I wasn't able to cook anything at all. Since Christmas is fast approaching, I feel excited to prepare something extra special for our family. Yesterday, I tried checking for our kitchen appliances . We have the basics, but I wanted to get some more stuff that can get me into cooking again. Im contented with our stove already, but I want a wall oven so I can try baking. I have this really yummy baked macaroni recipe that I can't try until now because I still don't have a nice oven. Any other recipes that I can use for Christmas like pies? I wish I know how to bake, since I am a big fan of cakes.

If we only have some more space at the kitchen, I would love to get a dishwasher too. But that can wait. A new dinnerware is something that we need to get and I want it to be in black if possible , just in contrast with our red kitchen stuff. I need to set a new budget plan for the kitchen. Hopefully I can get even just the oven before Christmas.

Hello weekend

This week is a lot different. I really thought I can give myself a rest on a Sunday, but I was wrong. Our helpers went on a day-off , leaving me and Gelo with the kids. I was never dependent to our helpers, but since I recently gave birth, I am still recovering and Im trying not to do some chores at home.

Gelo prepared lunch , Grilled pork marinated in Korean BBQ sauce. It's from Mc Cormick and it's one of our favorites! Oh, and he just used our stove top grilling pan for that. Now, tell me, how can I get back from my pre pregnancy weight if I keep on eating a lot! Maybe i would really need to take some diet pills soon. And guess what we had for our snacks? Pizza!! My oh my! I just love to eat!

Friday, November 14, 2008

thesis writing and more

Are you into academic writing mode? When I was in high school, I became an active contributor to our school organ. I focus on science and research, and I can say that it helped me a lot especially when I entered college with an Engineering course. Since our first year, we are asked to do some written reports already until our fifth year. And who would forget our thesis too. I spent sleepless nights just to submit everything online, and it wasn't that easy. Thesis Writing Help was the answer to my needs then. How could I possibly do it if not from their help. Me and my thesis partner had a hard time with our topic about automobiles , so I looked for Thesis Examples online to be our guide , and it never failed me. I was able to have an idea of what to write in our thesis, and fortunately , I passed. Thesis writing plays a vital role in a person's education, so time, knowledge and effort should be there at all times. And you will definitely come up with a great thesis. My cousin, who is currently in her masteral studies is also in thesis writing now , and I suggested for help on Dissertation Writing .

Thursday, November 13, 2008

babydoll fashion

** a cute plaid dress and a boots to match with that. love it ! now , i just need nice tights that would go underneath that dress. awww, the joys of having a doll :) **

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Shy Girl

Mana sa Mommy, LOL!
Have a great Monday everyone!

Get insured

We are so happy that we invested in a car after we got married and of course we even have the car insurance every year. Yes, this is really ours, and from our own hard work, one thing that truly makes the husband proud. We are known spenders, so getting this car was a good way to set aside some of our money every month. Every payday, i see to it, that I keep the money for our monthly amortization. Time flies so swiftly, this is our last year already. Every year , we also make it a point to get auto insurance quotes at an earlier date, before it even gets near its expiration date. With that, we can still compare the quotation, and weigh things on where we can have bigger savings. I never regret getting a car insurance because it is for added security. Our car was once hit by a truck on the side, and we had our insurance take care of that. It's hassle free , as you all know , and we dont have to involve ourselves with all those long talks. In connection with accidents, I see to it that our life insurance is well recorded too. I never miss my obligations with all these insurance , as I don't want to be thinking about delayed payments or unpaid monthly dues at all.

Friday, November 7, 2008

weekend to-do list

I hope to scratch off a few items here by Monday.

1. Double check all Dominique's clothes and shoes left at the balikbayan box. Yes, I wasn't able to clean up everything in there.

2. Start preparing for her baptism. Inquire for baptismal rates at some churches.

3. Finish my online tasks, Dont wait for the deadline!

4. Check out some sale items online, including Harley parts for Gelo.

5. Sleep whenever i can.


I had a good 8 hours of sleep last night. The first time since I gave birth and I am so grateful to Gelo.

It was around 11:30 pm when I went to bed with Joaqui, while Dominique and Gelo stayed at the living room. Little girl was sleeping at her crib then , while the dad watched some of his DVD's to keep himself awake (the reason why he wants to get some home theater seating soon). MY initial plan was JUST to put Joaqui to sleep then catch up with my online tasks and do a little bloghopping too. But I never realized I would be at Dreamland in no time.

I woke up at 3am , I almost jumped off the bed after realizing that I was asleep for 3 hours :) I looked at the table where I placed the laptop (and yeah, I left it turned on) , and its not there anymore. Hahaha! So I just climbed back to bed and enjoyed my much- deserved sleep :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

10 Things you love talking about

My first time to join Ten on tuesday:) Here's my list:

1. My son , Joaquin
2. The birth of Dominique last Oct 27
3. Shoes .. shoes and shoes!
4. Shopping . Online Shopping
5. blogging
6. food
7. anything about kids
8. showbiz!!!
9. beach
10. wifey stories

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Christmas gift

Three days before I gave birth, I visited a jewelry shop because I want to buy a bracelet for myself. It's like a reward for myself. I am really not into jewelries, but this certain classic piece is something that I've been thinking of for quite some time now. But I also see a simple yet elegant Designer Jewelry online ,and its currently on sale so I am contemplating if I will buy from them. Holsted jewelers is a trusted name already in this industry since 1971. They provide exclusively designed pieces to million of their customers since they started. They guarantee the craftmanship, beauty and quality of the products that they sell. So If my plans of getting myself a jewelry will push through, I will check out their designs. After all, what's the use of working hard if you won't reward yourself in the end.

Monday, November 3, 2008

For Dominique

Soon..she will have her own.

A doll that's made just for your child. Yes, the doll will look like your daughter, and they can even go out together in the same outfit and accessories.

Clearer Vision

I need to get myself new eyeglasses. The one that I am currently using when Im in front of the computer had a cracked frame. I accidentally placed it under my pillow after reading a book, and when I woke up the following morning, i saw it in pieces already. Im on a lookout for Great Eyeglasses For Less , and lucky me , I saw Zenni Optical was on FOX news! Since I am only using it at home, I am really not particular with tiny details. As long as it gives me a good fit and price, it will be perfect. I saw Variable Dimension Frames From Zenni , and im considering that design for me. Here's a sample of their collection.

Check out Zenni on Fox today for your eyeglasses needs!

Hello November!

Woohooo! It's November already, and that means that its just a month away from Christmas, my favorite time of the year. We are celebrating it extra special this year since we already have Dominique.

I'm excited to arrange all our Santa Claus again! I wonder if we are still getting new ones for this year. Joaqui will surely appreciate the lights once we have it set up. We have big candy canes that my mom sent to us last year.

oh and one more thing that excites me.. shopping for gifts! but do i still have time now that i am busy with joaqui and dominique? let's see.. may online shopping naman :)

The credit report center

Credit card fraud is really getting alarming lately. I just received 2 emails from friends this week, and both contains 2 different cases of identity theft and fraud. Im not really a big credit card user, but still I want to keep protected from all these. Anything that involves a person's account and identity needs to be secured since it will really involve a big amount of money later on. I researched on how I can get some credit reports online. Credit reports are credit information or history of a consumer. A credit report is the foundation of your financial reputation in the world of business. Websites such as provides free credit reports online and even credit monitoring. So how does credit report keep you protected from identity theft? By checking your credit report regularly you can thwart identity thieves who may try to use your name for their purposes. I still have a lot to read and learn about this issue, that's why I'm reading now about How To Fix Your Credit . Fixing credit would mean some credit report errors. A credit report error can result in bad credit. For the consumer to have a credit report error removed a credit dispute must be initiated by the consumer. I hope people are now more vigilant about fraud and theft.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Weekend Snapshot - Footsie

~ Our family spent the weekend at home , with our new baby , Dominique. I took some shots of her while she was asleep. I am one shoegal, and I can't wait for the day that my lil girl will start wearing shoes too. ~