Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Arkin is ONE :)

One year ago, on April 2nd, at 11:08 AM, my son came into this world.
For 37 weeks this little guy grew in my belly and I couldn’t wait to meet him.
And now, one year later, he is the most amazing little boy a mom could ask for.
I just can’t believe his first birthday is actually here!
Happy first birthday to my little man!
I love you to the moon and back! ♥

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Arkin's 1st Birthday Invitation

When it was time to celebrate our son's first birthday, we knew instantly that the party theme would be Mickey Mouse. Our son is enthralled with anything Mickey Mouse.

I get really excited in planning a party.  I treat events as special projects of mine. I' always like to be hands-on any preparation.

Here's the invite.

I made it using Powerpoint (I still do not have PS)

Template 1 - rejected by the husband!

Template 2 -FINAL

It's plain and simple but the husband likes it :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What keeps me busy these days...

I know my blogging has been .... well, pretty much absent.
I am really busy with my little online shop where I’m selling cute clothes for kids at affordable price.
So exciting, LOVE when the orders come pouring in!!!

Please check out my store :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Basketball themed Birthday Party Tarpo

Basketball Themed Tarpaulin Layout requested by Mommy Ruby for her son’s  1st birthday.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

There are still good people in this world

I am so thankful to the family (strangers) who helped us today.
I now believe that there are still good people in this world!
Sharing this unexpected story...
We were on our way to ATC when our car stopped and won't start due to battery issue. We were stucked at Alabang Filinvest Exit around 2PM.
I was really worried since the kids were getting too uncomfortable because of the heat.
After about 15mins, a black Navara pickup stopped and the man with his wife walked to us. The wife insisted that we transfer inside their vehicle since the kids were getting sweaty. She was so genuinely KIND! I just kept on THANKING HER!
While inside the car, she offered us food, water, tissue, etc.
She helped me open Arkin's feeding bottle and wiped Arkin's sweaty head. 
Her teenage daughter entertained my kids.
We waited for 15mins and our car started again with the help of her husband's battery.
Her husband went inside their vehicle and told us that they will drop us at ATC nalang since it's not safe to go out.
They dropped us at ATC and her husband went out of his vehicle pa pala to talk to my husband and offered to accompany him sa battery store near ATC.

"There are still good people in this world." Thanks to you, family from Filinvest Subdivision, Binan, Laguna for helping us!

May God bless you always!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Leave behind old chapters filled with pages of worries, jealousy, anger, hatred, ego and pride and begin the New Year on the note of happiness, humility, modesty, amity and kindness.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sad Christmas for me

I can't believe Christmas na.
I know I should be in a happy mood  but I'm down since my lil boy is sick :(
He has fever (38C) and a bad cough!
I just hope he gets better na. We will visit his Pedia tomorrow...Haysh...

Here's my baby boy kanina... :(

My eldest was also sick last week, she has pneumonia.. sigh...but she's feeling better na with the help of antibiotics and nebulization....

Here's my goofy girl...

My Christmas wish is sana wag na maging sickly ang mga anak ko... 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mini Pictorial (Late Post)

I did this for MCNP's 2013 Babies in Nappies Calendar Contest.
Hope my son will be included :)

Camera: CANON SX120is (point and shoot)
Place: Our room hehehe! 
OFFICIAL ENTRY: Mommy's Little Hoot (since I love Owls!)

sayang this one got blurred... :(

Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DIYs for Arkin's Christening

I love DIYs.
Arkin's Christening was a small affair and making few DIYs was easy or me.

DIY # 1 Invitation Layout

Plain and Simple (requested by embellishments)
I had them printed at Picture City (but I recommend Photoline)

Printing: P7.50 each
Envelope: P15.00 for 10 envelopes ( I bought 2)

DIY # 2 Tarpaulin Layout

This was the original LO

but Hubs didn't like it and so I changed it to this

Got them printed at Shades (Pacita)
I forgot the size.. I think it's 3x6... not sure


Here's my son adoring himself

In action at the reception

DIY # 3 Cupcake Toppers

This was the original design:

But I got bored with my usual round toppers so I changed it to this:

Here's the result...

Glad it turned out nice :)

Toothpick: P11
Printing: NONE (a friend printed it for me)

DIY # 4: Owl Lanterns

Yes, I am addicted to Owls.. so I thought of making an owl lantern :)

super cute noh?

in action

Lantern: P45 each at Celebrations (Festival Mall)
Construction Paper: P10/ pack (bought from Shopwise)

DIY # 5 Balloon Centerpiece

The least thing that I want to do!
 I don't like balloon twisting but I was able to finish 7 centerpieces. Whew!!!!
I will hire someone to do this next time! Ang hirap eh!
Layout for the base/stabilizer

In action:

Balloons Size 12: P80 (10pcs)
Balloons Size 10: P49 (25 pcs) bought 2 packs
Balloon Sticks: P30 (10 sticks)
Ribbons: P10
Crepe Papers: Gold P22 each (bought 2)
Paper Tissue: P10
Paper Bowl: P39 (10pcs) - for stabilizer
Sand: None - for stabilizer

DIY # 5 Chocolate Labels

This was not in my plan but when I saw one in Etsy and I can't stop myself from doing it!

Our guests loved it!

Hersheys Miniatures: P250
Printing: Free!
Double Sided Tape: P23

DIY # 6 Souvenirs for our guests

I chose a candle with Blue Tulle (just the souvenir from Lexi's Christening in 2007)

Souvenir Tags

Tulle: P45/yard
Ribbons: P15
Label Printing: P7.50 each at Picture City (printed 3pcs)
Candles: P55 (6pcs) I bought 3 packs

DIY #7 Token for Godparents


Thank you Tag for the box 


Tumbler: P39 each (Shopwise)
Blue Paper: P10/pack (Shopwise)
Printing: FREE!
Thank you Label at the box: FREE!

DIY # 8 Christening Candle Decor

Just to prettify plain white Esperma candles :)

Ribbons: P5
Label Printing: FREE!
Candles: P39 (20pcs)

Double Sided Tape: P32
Scotch Tape: P7

Don't over think your ideas--

keep it simple but make it personalized!!!

Don't over think your ideas--keep it simple but make it personalized.

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