On Party Planning

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It’s exactly 1 month and 1 week until my little boy turns one and I haven’t done much with the preparation *sad. I lurked and joined discussions on party preparations in Smart Parenting,Female Network,Kiddie Party hoping to learn and get some useful ideas. I learned a lot and already had many plans on my mind but still haven’t done anything about it.

I don’t want to cram and spent at lot,that’s why I really need to start planning and do things now. I better write down what I’m able to accomplished so as to keep track and make sure that I don’t miss a thing.

My Checklist /Guide for Jed’s 1st Birthday

– Venue and Theme

– Invitation

– Food

– Venue dress-up

– Entertainment

– Loot Bags

– Souvenir

– Game Prizes

– Other Misc. Stuff

I’m excited and at the same time a little bit worried since the last party that I host was 6 years ago (when Sam turned 1). Hoping that everything will turned out fine and I can manage to throw a memorable party for Jed in the most budgeted way :D.

Earthquake hit NZ

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Christchurch New Zealand just hours ago :(.

According to yahoo news, a death toll of 65 ( and is still expected to rise ) is now recorded. Another tragedy that’s really bothering.

Last year when hubby and I dream of migrating, New Zealand is number 1 in our list. With its scenic landscape and wide diversity of tundra and fauna, NZ is arising to be a top choice for migration. It’s sad to know, that another catastrophe hit them resulting to great loss and infrastructure damages.

NZ is just hit by a 7 magnitude quake September 4 of last year damaging hundreds of thousands of homes but miraculously zero death. The country always experience tremors and land shakes due to its location in the  Pacific Ring of Fire in which Philippines is also part of.

Now is the time for us to show our sympathy by praying that they can easily recuperate from the big loss and hope that no fellow Filipino is affected by this tragic event.

May God Bless us all!

My Food Blog :D

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Today I officially launch my Food Blog (http://momatworkkitchenwonders.blogspot.com/) 😀

Mum @ work's Kitchen Wonders

Since I’m into cooking and baking this year ( as one of my resolutions), I want to account my kitchen adventures. I might be very busy between work, taking care of the kids and hubby, household chores but still I always try to squeeze-in cooking good food ( with the best of my ability :D) for my loved ones. This is my one of my stress buster.

I do hope that I can keep up with this two blogs of mine :D.

 

A Pulpy Challenge

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I just drank a bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy.

They say it’s got ‘no preservatives added’. Aw, c’mon…It’s bottled juice. Is that even possible? So I thought maybe… I see the label myself, and voila, it is written there i.e. preservative natural. Hmmm… a nice substitute to a freshly squeeze orange juice straight from the fridge. You’ll be free from squeezing oranges and yet you can still feel and taste those real pulps.

I didn’t believe it the first time I heard it’s got no preservatives added.  So I read the ingredients (even the fine print) and everything checked out! It really has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED!  That means it doesn’t have ingredients that may turn out to be allergens, or worse…carcinogens!  Whew! Now that’s healthy goodness that tastes so good, I… and the kids will surely enjoy every drop of it. For a busy mom like me, It’s a good thing that I can give my kids a healthy drink anytime they want. A definitely juice-on-the-go.

So okay, it’s got no preservatives added. That’s really good, right?  Not just because it doesn’t have those icky, harmful ingredients, but it also means… good and healthy not just for adults but for kids as well, like my daughter Sam. She can bring it as her baon anytime and I won’t be bother that she might overdrinked it. Another plus factor for me.

So far anyone who still has a hard time believing that Minute Maid has got no preservatives added – meaning it’s THAT natural, it’s almost like it’s plucked straight from the tree, it’s just as Mother Nature wanted your orange juice to be, it’s got nothing but the good stuff yes, none of those potentially toxic stuff that can harm your brain, kidneys, heart; cause tumors aargh- the list of preservatives’ bad effects just go on!!! Anyway, just to prove a point on just how good Minute Maid Pulpy is ’cause it’s got NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED, I’m going to add this to my grocery list and let the family enjoy the freshness, and naturalness taste of the Minute Maid Pulpy Orange and Mango. A glass a day can boost-up our health for the vitamin C added. A healthy way to start the year.

Feels good to know about the real pulpy deal, right? C’mon show me a smile on the comment box, and you might win yourself a Really Pulpy Deal! (That’s a chance to win a Minute Maid gift pack simply by commenting. Sweet! C’mon you just might be picked as the lucky ‘commentor’!)

Love,

Mommy of Sam and Jed

** Found this contest from Jared’s mum

Car Maintenance

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Yesterday, we had a flat tire.Glad that it didn’t happened during our travel the night before, hubby just found out that it was flat when we are about to go to the market.

Having a car (ours was just a lend by the company where we work) was like having an additional kid in the house. You have to allot  some budget for it’s own expenses like it’s routine maintenance. These regular automotive maintenance  and point checks are necessary for the vehicle’s good performance  and longevity.

Some things that you need to know for car maintenance are oil change, brake job, wheels alignment,battery and so on. Doing this regularly will save you from bigger expenses and prevent car breakdown.

I guess that the flat tire is a reminder that Vanzie is in need of it’s regular maintenance. By the way, if your somewhere in the US, Houston to be exact, you can check Houston auto repair for a list of top rated shops and mechanics.

Happy and safe driving!

 

 

Earthlingorgeous.com 3rd blogversary giveaway

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I’ve been blogging for 5 months now and with this span of time, i discovered many blogs from other moms like me. I’ve been enjoying this blog thing more and more as I discovered more blogs from around the world that I really enjoy reading. Aside from the thoughts that I learned from other blogs, there’s a bonus and that is whenever there is a sponsored contest.

This is my second time to join and I hope I win.

A fellow blogger Earthlinggorgeous hosted this contest for her 3rd blogversary,birthday.

I hope I’ll be lucky enough to win the hav slipper or any other thing for my kids and hubby!

Good luck to us who’s joining 😀

 

It all happened in 2010

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2010 is indeed another year to cherished. Good and bad things happened,the important is we learned from our mistakes and still thankful for everything.

These are the highlights of my/our year 2010.

January

1. Bought a new digital camera. Our old digital camera gave-up on us.We had it for five years. I really want an SLR, but the budget won’t permit us to have one,so we just get a canon digital camera.

2. Sam turned 5, celebrated her birthday in the school and a small gathering in our house for her friends. Time is indeed fast.

March

3. Sam’s moving up activity in the school. She’s done with Kinder and i’m hoping she’s ready for Prep 😀

April

4. Gave birth, we named him Jed Nathaniel. The first boy in the family. He’s really an angel to us.

5. Our little boy is hospitalize at the age of 17 days for 5 days for neonatal sepsis. Our very first experience of hospitalization, it is indeed heart-breaking and I don’t want to experience it again.

May

6. Sam’s first Ice-skating experience at MOA. After this, she really wants to ice-skate again.

7. Company Outing at Cagbalete Island Quezon. Another outing with sam.She really enjoyed the beach, it shows on her color afterwards.

June

8. Sam’s first day as Prep, parenting seminar for NKP. Our second time to attend a parenting seminar, and again hubby and I enjoyed it,additional knowledge for us

July

9. Jed’s 3rd month and my 3oth birthday. I maybe 30 but I still feel and look young :D.

August

10. Tagaytay family get-away. First family get-away for both sides celebrating our little boy’s fourth month. Tiring yet fun-filled day.

11. Hubby’s 30th birthday. We both feel and look young.Lol 😀

12. Sam enrolled for ballet class for her Saturday Pleasure Activity. She told me that she wanted to ballet again,inspired by the cartoon, Angelina ballerina

13. Lingo ng WIka Celebration at Sam’s school. Our second time to watch the NKP during the Lingo ng Wika program.

14. I started my blog. A long time ago passion, but it’s only now that i put it into action

October

15. Sam’s field trip. Our first time in their school. Sam enjoyed it and me too 😀

16. Sam as flower girl in her Tita’s wedding. It’s hubby’s cousin’s wedding. Tatay as one of the ninongs and Sam as one of the flower girls.

November

17. First family trip/vacation in HK.  We had a blast, pockets are empty but memories are overwhelming. We hope that next time, Jed will be with us.

December

18. Sam’s first theater recital. Another mommy proud moment.

19. Sam’s first mall show. Continuation of their recital.

20. Year end party in the office. Masquerade theme party,first time for the two kids to attend.

* All months are also highlighted with milestones of my two kids, learning of new things, new found friends, trials and hardships, blessings and more.

This all happened in 2010. I hope and pray that there are lot more store for me this 2011.

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