Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hello Kitty Cake for the second time

When I made the Hello Kitty cake and cupcakes for my friend (see here), my daughter, seeing the first creation, love it so much that she wants to have one for her birthday. 
And so I tried the second time using the chocolate cake recipe from my friend Jimmy and still get frosting inspiration from Michelle of i-heart-baking.
My chocolate cake was nicely done :) and yep I have to deal again with the cream cheese frosting. Googled for recipe, looking for something like maybe a pipeable one yet they all says the same -- like a cream cheese, a butter, a vanilla and a confectioner sugar makes up a good cream cheese frosting. 
But doing it still gives me the same output -- a runny frosting!
- must be the mixer huh? 
- or the weather? 
- or for reasons I still don't know :( 
I need to put them back in the fridge for sometime so I could pipe the the face using the star tip. But when the frosting didn't held up in the sides, I used stick wafers instead. 
Found out that the combination doesn't look bad :) and the birthday girl likes it much :)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pura d’or Shampoo Giveaway

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thoughts on CS during April 2015's Cesarean Awareness Month

My first child was delivered through CS, view story here :). I was induced 2 times and in labor for ~24 hrs that exhausted my strength yet still failed to progress. For my second child, in the hope for a normal delivery, I practiced my breathing exercises, climb stairs, had long walks and my OB even forced a dilation but no labor. My OB called it CPD. It means my babies failed to go down because my pelvis are not cooperating. 
I am thankful for there is such a thing as CS.

CS stands for Cesarean Section. 
According to www.whathealth.com, a cesarean section is a surgical operation in which a baby is delivered through a cut in the front wall of the abdomen and womb. This procedure is often used when a vaginal birth carries a higher risk of complications.

My younger sister had an emergency cut due to non-reassuring fetal heart rate. Her baby Elle's heart rate slow down due to cord coiled. 

My brother-in-law's wife had placenta previa, wherein the placenta is lying low covering the cervix and covering the baby's way out. Medical professionals performed CS.

God's gift of life able me to share life with my two kids.
The same God's grace is being showered to my sisters and in-laws with their children too.
In a way, we personally thank that there's another option and that is Cesarean Section procedure.
The road to recovery for CS moms is tougher than those who undergone normal delivery but nevertheless its worth the pain when CS moms get to hold the baby. 
Kudos to the mommies who went under the knife. 

The thing is --- we didn't undergo CS just because but only when things didn't turn out the way we expect. Though the Cesarean Awareness Month 2015 campaign was created to encourage soon to be mommies to consider normal delivery first unless its high risk and while CS is a complex procedure that is associated with complications
, we all should think about safety (for both mom and baby). It may not as natural as normal delivery but it's worth the save! not by nature's design but an innovation.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Babypalooza Bazaar 2015

Gear up and join the fun for this year's Babypalooza Bazaar 
on April 25, 2015 
at Walter Hogan Center, Ateneo, Q.C.

Babypalooza brings back sellers with pre-loved and brand new products and gear for babies, young kids and pregnant moms

And here's more, guests can also look forward to freebies upon registration such as Huggies diapers, Celesty Shinagawa products, Guard Insect Repellant and Lactacyd Toddler Tubs but these while supplies last :) So the earlier the better :)
More information on their:

You can pre-register here or at their FB Page at www.facebook.com/events/824012724354419/

Here's a sneak peak of what's store for us:

So many perks right?! 
Tara Let's Mommies! See you there!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

​Last Week of Lent​ 2015

We didn't go hometown for reasons. No plans for out of town either.
La familia just stay home​ for a chance to:


For a working mom like me who works 9.6 hrs in a day for 5 days a week, lent season being a holiday here in Philippines is a big opportunity​ for me to loosen my grip from office tasks and deadlines. Spending time at home with kids is a sure way to relax. 
Ohh, just forget the mess they create, thats the fun part! :)


A chance for me to look back past. Having to watched the movie Ten Commandments again made me realize how amazing God's love for His people and how people (even from earlier years) tend to forget God's goodness in times of difficulty and instead whine. I am reminded to pray God and ask for His comfort instead of worrying and complaining.


In remembrance to Jesus' suffering, we abstain from eating favorite meals and instead eat binignit (rice porridge with crops and fruits and coconut milk) and everyone help in making it. The time we remember God giving up His son Jesus for the love of the world, for the salvation of everyone through the "Way of the Cross".  The "Way of the Cross" tells Jesus' sacrifices for us from the time Jesus was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane until He died and His body is laid to His tomb. We follow Jesus' path through Visita Iglesia.


Day of Thanksgiving as we remember Jesus' resurrection.
Been fueled up. Body and Spirit.
New beginning indeed.
An assurance.
A hope.
He is Risen!
Matthew 28:1-10

Wonderful week for us. Hope you have one too.

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