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Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award

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Yey! I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Emem V of w0ohlala.  Can't help it but feel very very happy about. You know...being grateful of the thought that aside from Jimmy and Joy as my number one fan, and my sister K for being my reviewer, other mommies who stumbled on this blog and read, have at least acknowledge it (thank you Mommy Bloggers Philippines community)
Again, thank you Emem V for the nomination.
So how does this nomination works?

5 simple rules:
1. Post the Versatile Blogger Award image. 2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. 3. Share 7 random facts about yourself (I'll just stick to 7 as indicated in VBA site) 4. Nominate 15 other bloggers (they could be bloggers recently discovered or regularly followed) 5. Let the bloggers know that you've nominated them (either thru email or comments)
7 random facts about me:
1. I'm a lumad Kagay-anon (native from Cagayan de Oro City) and Cebu have become my home away from…

Sands, Seas and Friends...

Looking back summer fun years ago... And eager to meet this year's summer ado :D
Linking with Wednesday's Around the Word and Little Things Thursday

When ​work and field trips are both urgent

Moms would love to participate in field trips.
Field trips are exciting! Getting to visit and explore new places is a lot fun.
A chance to observe kid's behavior with his / her classmates.
Also a chance to meet and get acquainted with other parents.
It would be a lot of chit-chat I suppose.
Moreover, its a bonding opportunity for mom and kid.

But when kid's field trip schedule fall at the same time with an important work schedule,
would be one of mom's worst nightmare! 
One of the predicament working parents face!
That working mom can't be absent since...
- it is a very important meeting with a very important client; or 
- working mom is the presenter of a product demo; or
- a discussion with team to determine if a product needs to be release or not despite issues just uncover; or
- working mom is the facilitator of a product release planning;
or whatever important schedule that hinders mom to join kid's field trip because of work.
I tell you, its so frustrating!
I envy the SAHM…

Summer is almost here

Just because its beginning to feel hot. And yes, can't wait to visit again the sands and seas. This was taken last year, when we visited Bantayan Island Linking with Wednesday's Around the Word and Little Things Thursday

Love is Patient, Love is Kind

This is one of the topics during our Effective Communications training. The ever famous verse from Christian Bible during this time of the year or during weddings or on talks marriage and relationship. I can't help but think of him when I heard these words. He is someone so dear to me One who pursues me still when I said no Willingly waits even if I'm half an hour late Takes good care of me even if I'm not sick Sees the bad side of me and yet still accept me as I am Argues with me yet the first one to say sorry Taught me the value of using money wisely Marry me and my whole family Chose me to be the mom of his children My nurse when Im' still recovering from caesarian delivery Sings lullabies for me and for my babies even if he is out of tune Dance and never mind if he looks odd with his steps Cracks jokes just to make me and my kids laugh Taught me more the value of life and family He is best thing that ever happen to me He love me more than I love him I thank God for having him in my l…

Wedding Ring

Symbol of...
Friendship
Commitment
Faithfulness
Becoming One
Forever
Love
Happy Love Month Everyone!
Linking with Wednesday's Around the Word and Little Things Thursday

My first attempt on making Hello Kitty Cake and Cupcakes

I love baking and decorating stuff.
I am grateful for everyone who share their cakes and cupcake creations in the net.
One of my favorites are Michelle's creation of i-heart-baking
Her creations are simple yet beautifully crafted.
Awesome! is the word.
And then there's Aikko of Bake Happy
We live in the same country and she uses products locally available
More importantly, she shares her recipe. Isn't it amazing?!

So when a friend requested for a hello kitty cake and cupcakes.
I go through Michelle and Aiko's blog for help and inspiration.

Here are my first attempt of making Hello Kitty cake and cupcakes:

Cake's flavor is moist chocolate with cream cheese buttercream frosting (which becomes runny).
I made carrot cupcake with cream cheese buttercream frosting. Notice the different shades of frosting, I made two batches, the first one is runny, the second one curdles :(
I also made chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache which I think turn out good. I know they are not close to…

Baby Dani

I'll be joining BuckarooMama's Wednesday's Around the Word and Kim's Little Things Thursday. For this week, I''ll be introducing to you the newest member of our family - my niece. Isn't she a charm?
I love those piercing eyes! And those cute lips :) Oh how I miss the smell of newborn babies!
Linking with Wednesday's Around the Word and Little Things Thursday

The SunLife Money Bank

Saw this on a friend's timeline
Then me, feeling crafty, asked some samples on it
2 days after, I received this folder (Thanks Jen :D)
And last weekend, I let my daughter assemble it

It's a Sun Life Money Bank
A cute representation on letting kids understand the concept of handling money in three different ways. And though my 8-yr old and 3-yr old doesn't fully understand financial-related matters yet, this may be a good jumpstart for them developing good money habits.
By understanding what is Spending, Saving, Sharing.

Spend
 - money box for the day-to-day living expenses such as utility bills, transportation and food. The money you need to be able to get from month to month.

Save
 - money box for either an event like buying a house or car or debt repayment or even your retirement fund or children's education fund.

Share
 - money box for donations to church or charity, entertainment expenses, and vacations with loved ones.

Source: SunLife's Money Bank
This also serves as a rem…