Thursday, December 29, 2011


The cold month is here again as both Bela and Cobi have sniffles now. If only sweet get well gifts can do the trick and will wash away all their sickness….

My husband and I are actually sick too as we are both coughing like a dog. We went out last night to meet up with friends and the very next day, both Bela and Cobi have colds already.

I wish they will get well fast as it will be more polluted this coming weekend with the fire crackers and all to celebrate the New Year which I know will worsen their condition. That is why my siblings and I and our other cousins are trying to find a place where we can spend the night to welcome the new year just like what we always do every year (we are just a little late on the preparation this time, so I am hoping we can still find a nice place in Laguna or Tagaytay).

2011 has not been a very good year for us in terms of our health so I hope that 2012 will be different and we will all be healthy and free from sickness always.

QT with Bela

I have no work last December 27 so it is a perfect timing that Globe scheduled for my iPhone pick up on that date. Hubby has work already but since I have no nanny at the moment, I asked Bela to tag along with me to SM Manila to pick up my phone.

Well she is a very good companion as she will never run out of stories to tell you and I know she will like it as we will be using the public transportation – jeepney, tricycle and LRT, to go to SM which is Bela’s favorite.

Of course, since Globe is very unreliable, the unit is still not with them when I arrived at the Globe Telecenter in SM Manila. They asked me to wait for a few hours as they have a pending delivery arriving within the day (and this means that the delivery will arrive anytime until 9 PM).

So pass time, Bela and I decided to eat first and as per Bela’s request we had merienda at McDo then she played in the Coin Funnel located just outside Globe’s office.

Fail ang trip ko sa globe. Buti na lang kasama ko bela, nag date na lang kmi. Request nya french fries ng mcdo

We went back after 1.5 hours but still the delivery hasn’t arrived yet. So I decided that we just go home as I don’t want to waste my time on the unreliable customer service that GLOBE is giving me.

But at least it turn out to be a date and QT with my princess which we haven’t done in a long while now.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

To Bohol?

Bela: “Mom, I miss the hotel where we went last time where there is a beach and a pool. What’s the name of the hotel again?”
Me: “That’s Shangri-La in Cebu.”
Bela: “Can we go back there again?”

My princess just loves the beach. My husband actually called me last time and is asking me to look for a flight going to Bohol for our anniversary / my birthday celebration. He said that it is his treat.

I sure miss the rustic decor in Bohol Beach Club, the relax atmosphere, the food, and the beach so I am really tempted to say yes to hubby’s offer but I did not give in right away.

Well ever since we bought our new house, I have been more frugal and I have to think several hundred times before making a purchase. So even if I found a good deal from PAL for their airfare, I decided not to go with it and just use the money for something else.

We will have more opportunity to travel. For the mean time, I wanted to secure first the monthly amortization of our house so we will be secure no matter what happens in the future.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Growing Girl

Thanks to gap coupons, I will be able to shop for new clothes for Bela.

You see, ever since I changed her vitamins from Cherifer to Restor Big as recommended by my good friend, Kelly, Bela’s appetite increased. She will drink milk when she wakes up in the morning and will eat rice or cornflakes for breakfast. She goes to school at 11 AM and she will eat her lunch again before going to school.

Because of this, she has really gained weight and almost all her clothes are already too small for her. Hubby kept on reminding me to shop for new clothes for Bela as there is really not enough clothes left in her drawer that still fits her. But since my budget is always short, I have been postponing shopping for her.

That is why I got really excited upon finding the coupon from Gap so I can finally start updating Bela’s wardrobe.

Bela's Xmas & NY Outfits from Baby Fashionistas

It has been my tradition that I shop for new clothes for all of us so we will have something new to wear for Christmas and New Year. I started looking for nice dresses for Bela at the shops in Robinson’s Place as early as late November but it is either there is no size available for Bela or I can’t find anything nice for Bela from their available items.

So I knew that Baby Fashionistas will be my last resort if I really want to find a nice dress for Bela. And Baby Fahsionistas did not fail me as I was able to buy three nice outfits for Bela that she can wear for her Christmas Party, for Christmas Day and for New Year. Just look at Bela wearing the good finds that I grab from Baby Fashionistas.

Finally done (& happy) w/ Bela's Christmas, NY & School Party Outfit. Nakakainis dami pa maganda sa Baby Fashionista. Wala ng budget. Need ko na mag pigil

I haven’t been to their store for months now and so I was not able to help myself and I even bought two pairs of nice shoes for Bela from their store as well. There is even one dress that I really like but I am really over my budget already. At least I have something to look forward to for our next visit at Baby Fashionistas.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Organizers, Clothing Racks and More: Simple Things You Need to Organize your Kids’ Room

Bela is excited to move in to her new room. It is just me who is stopping her from doing so as I feel that I am not ready to let her be on her own. For sure I will miss our small talks at night and I will miss cuddling her before we both fall asleep. So I think it will take some time before I let her move out from our room.

But if there is one thing I am excited about for having a separate room for Bela is the fact that I will be able to decorate and fix it.

The first thing that I would like to achieve is to organize the room and make it clutter free. This can be a very challenging task especially if a kid is staying in the room but it is possible by following some tips below:

1. Purchase containers and organizers so there is a designated place for everything. Assign one as a container for toys, stuff from school, dirty laundry, etc. Teach your kids that everything should always be in its designated container all the time to minimize clutter.
2. If you don’t have enough space in the kid’s room, purchase Clothing Racks and Wooden Hangers and install it in one corner of the room where you can hang clothes and other stuff to create more storage space.
3. Don’t be afraid to let go of old stuff that you think your kid no longer use. Bring out your plastic retail shopping bags and label them – “For donation to charity”, “For Storage” and for “Garage Sale” so you can start to de-clutter your kid’s room.

Hope these simple tips that I shared here can help other moms with kids like me to organize the room of their kids.