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    I Love You

    It was Wednesday afternoon, we just got home from work and school, my daughter put a couple of Minnie Mouse stickers on my arms. I got her sippy cup and asked her to drink. As she was drinking, she saw the wounds on my right arm. She held my arm and said “kiss”. I lifted my arm closer to her cute little lips and she kissed my wounds, just like what I always do when she gets hurt. I said “Thank you!”; she replied “Abu!” (I love you!). – It was Monday, I felt movement in the bed, I felt a tiny…

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    Off-the-Shoulder Dress

    I took the day off work (and taking care of the kids) today to take myself out on a date; to do something nice for myself. When you’re  a mom, days like this are VERY rare so you really have to take advantage of it once the opportunity arises. I think the last time I did this was almost a year ago and I found myself shopping for the kids (not for myself). So let’s see where this day will lead me (I won’t promise I won’t do any shopping for the kids). Since summer is about to be over soon, I…

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    Have A Grateful Heart

    grabbed from Freeimages.com I have been guest blogging at BayArt and have recently published an article there. BayArt is all about bringing inspiration and happiness; and creating a value and making a difference. Of course, my usual posts wouldn’t be appropriate there;  so I had to turn on a switch that hasn’t been turned on for a while. This is the first time I have written something like this for years and I actually enjoyed it. Without further ado, here it is. I hope you like it. –   I haven’t always been grateful. I used to be a shallow carefree person who was only interested in getting what I didn’t have; I…

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    Cheap Bands For Apple Watch

    I recently got myself an Apple Watch Sport to track my activity throughout the day (to help keep me motivated to work out) and found myself drooling over several watch bands. But I don’t want to spend more after already spending hundreds of dollars for the watch so I checked Amazon. And just as I thought, there are a lot of cheap watch bands already being sold there. After thoroughly checking a lot of watch bands and their reviews, I decided to order my sport bands from LNKOO; and my milanese loop band from ikeen. LNKOO Sport Bands – The bands…

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    Stripes and Denim

    This morning, we decided to bring the kids to the park; and I thought it was a good time to wear our sneakers (given by my mother-in-law). My daughter and I both have pink ones; while my husband and son both have black ones. So why not wear matching outfits to go with our sneakers, right? Yes; I am that mom. I take advantage of every opportunity that I have to wear matching outfits with my kids and I love doing that. I’ll probably keep doing it until my kids let me. Outfit Details: On me: Top: Express (similar) | Shorts: No name brand…

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    Helping Your Child Get Over Fear Of Water

    My daughter has always been scared of the water. She doesn’t like the pool or beach at all, even fountains (I think the only water she likes is the water from the faucet when she’s taking a bath). No matter how we tried to entertain her (give her a toy, show her how much we’re enjoying it, etc.) while in it, she would always be anxious, would cling to me and fuss so our pool or beach time would always be a quick one. It was Saturday afternoon, both kids woke up early from their nap and already had their snack. There’s a pool party in our…

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    Links à la Mode, August 18th

    I’ve been fortunate enough to have been featured at Independent Fashion Blogger‘s Links à la Mode for this week. Check out the other bloggers who have been featured as well below. Aesthetic Distance: No Points for Pants Al-Balsam Life: Beat the Summer Heat {Even When You Have to Work} The Antisocialista: Guest Blog | The Mini in Me Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans: {Fashion Folio} Autumn Calling Everest Says: Styling August in Red and White Fashion Panache: Travel Style | Black Jumpsuit & Multicolor Accessories Five Foot Nothing Shopping: Petite Girl Style Tips | Make Your Legs Look Longer Goldwill Digger: Going…

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    The Momma Shoes

    Dressing up and wearing high heels used to be two of my favorite things. I used to own different kinds of shoes to go with whatever outfit I was in the mood for – strappy sandals, wedge espadrilles, sequined pumps, snakeskin peep-toe heels, studded sandals, suede ankle boots, knee-high boots – you name it, I have it. But motherhood came and changed all that (no complains and definitely no regrets). Since giving birth to my 2 beautiful kids, flats have always been my best friend. Wearing one makes it really comfortable especially if you have to rush every morning from the house to…

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    Cropped Top

    I’ve always wanted to rock cropped tops but I wasn’t one of the lucky ones who have been blessed with well-toned abs (I know! I know! I have to work really hard if I am determined to have one but, you know, food always gets in the way). So when I saw a set of cropped top and skirt for kids in Peppermint (store from Manila), I knew I had to buy it for my daughter. Outfit details Cropped top: Peppermint (similar) | Overalls: H&M  (similar) | Straw hat: The Children’s Place  (similar) | Socks: Gymboree  (similar) | Hair clips: Gymboree  (similar) | Shoes:…

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    Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit Review – Part 1

    Let me just warn you, I am not an expert with regards to makeup. Just like most of you, I am just someone who is fascinated by it. It just so happened that I was able to get my hands on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit (from Sephora). So why not have some fun playing with it and share with you what I thought, right? I will do a 3-part review;  one per panel – the Purples and Pinks, the Reds and Browns, and the Neutrals. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Review Since this is just a sample kit, I had to use…

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