Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Vito is 6 and my heart is glad

Before this wonderful month ends, let me share with you a few photos from my eldest son's birthday party a few weeks ago.

I wasn't supposed to post the party actually. I had decided a long time ago that when my kids turn 6, I won't post photos of them on social media anymore. But one day, soon after Vito's party, he came up to me and said, "Are you showing my party to your friends?" When I said no, he exclaimed, "But I want your friends to see my party!" So here it is, folks, a little peek at Vito's 6th birthday party!
Look at the wonderful boy! Happy birthday, Vito! 
For once, no one was fighting over blowing out the candle. Huhu, my boys are big boys na!
We know what his wish was. He's been wishing it for months!
Drowsy mama and baby with the long-awaited gift!
He can read now, folks. He read my loooong card all on his own!

And here's the birthday boy with his wish come true: a LEGO Dimensions game!

Wow. Six years. I can't believe I've been a mommy for 6 years. It still feels like yesterday. I still feel like I don't know what I'm doing. Well, I have a lot to say about this part but I'll save that for another day. For today, we celebrate Vito. And I celebrate you, my dear Loyal Readers, for being here all these years!

Thank you all so much for being there for Vito, even before he was born. Thanks for the gifts, the warm wishes, the friendship, and the love you've shown Vito. Thanks for saying hi to him when you see him in the mall, in the supermarket, at the pedia clinic, on the street, and in football stadiums. We really truly do feel your love and we are so grateful! Apparently, Vito is grateful, too, because he wanted you to be a part of his birthday celebration. Thank you and God bless you for making him feel so loved!

Let's take a walk down memory lane! Here is Vito's...
5th birthday: Vito is 5 and that is a most wonderful thing
4th birthday: Vito is 4
3rd birthday: Vito is 3!
2nd birthday: Vito's 2nd birthday party (part 1, part 2, part 3)
1st birthday: Vito's 1st birthday party madness! (part 1, part 2, part 3)
birth day: Vito's birthday

Monday, August 29, 2016

Meet my new Skechers GO STEP shoesies

Now that I'm fetching two kids from school, I no longer live in heels. Well, okay, I've stopped doing that when my eldest started walking in 2010 haha but I just wanted to stress that I now live in Skechers sneakers (I have 7 pairs!) and that's just a snippet of how my life has changed. For the better, too, and I mean my feet feel better. They even look better, to be honest.

But I'm still maarte when it comes to shoes and that's why I'm so in love with my new Skechers GO STEP, which I got early this month. Look at it!

I actually asked my followers on Instagram and my friends on Facebook to pick a pair for me when I was at the store shopping. The pink was the crowd favorite but I picked the black (so bakit pa ako nag-crowdsource, no???) because my feet looked slimmest in them.

Seriously, I'm giving style advice here: Don't wear rubber shoes that look like space ships unless spaceman is the look you're going for. Choose styles as sleek and slim as possible. When the sneaker is sleek, you can wear it with more outfits and look casual instead of sporty. Yung tipong people will say, "Ang cute mo!", and not, "Saan ang laro natin?"

That's why I love my Skechers GO STEP! It's a slimmer version of Skechers GO WALK, which I love and use in the gym or when I'm going to do a TON of walking. But for everyday outfits, I wanted something just as comfy but not too heavy-duty. Skechers thought of people like me and designed the GO STEP. Thank you, Skechers! Here's what the other GO STEP shoes look like:

Ang ganda ng legs nila. Grabe!

What I like about the GO STEP:
  • More styles like slip-on flats for a casual look, lace-up for a more sporty look, maryjanes for preppy #ootds, and bright colorways for a more youthful and fun vibe. 
  • You can wear them with skirts, dresses, shorts, jeans, and, yes, with athletic outfits, too.
  • It has GOwalk 3’s platform, which was specifically created for athletic walking, but slimmer so it isn't as bulky.
  • The shoe’s midsoles and outsoles also have the GO Pillars technology that absorbs shock and supports arches—very important to me because I have high arches. 
  • There's the Integrated Ortholite anti-microbial® sockliner so feet don't slip around inside the shoe and feet don't become stinky either!
You can check out Skechers GO Step at Glorietta 2, TriNoma, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM North Edsa, The Annex, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Gateway Mall, Lucky Chinatown, Market! Market!, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Fairview, SM DasmariƱas, Paseo Sta. Rosa, Ermita, Ayala Center Cebu, Marquee Mall, SM Pampanga, SM Bacolod, SM Clark, SM Davao, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, Centrio Mall CDO, and LimKetKai Mall CDO.

To learn more about Skechers, visit their Facebook page and follow @SkechersPH on Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Come with me to a weekend of luxe beauty from BDJ Box!

I got invited to a weekend of beauty! The best part? I get to take with me three Loyal Readers!!!

Hello everyone! Next weekend, September 3-4, the BDJ Box Beauty Bootcamp is happening at Palm Grove The Rockwell Club. It's by my friends over at BDJ Box, and, girls, we have gotta check it out! Who wants to come with me???

Here's what to expect:

  1. Two whole days of beauty workshops!!! I'm going to the contouring workshop because I cannot, for the life of me, understand how it's done. But I want to learn!
  2. A BDJ Box of luxurious products from prestige beauty brands, Guerlain, Shiseido, and Elizabeth Arden. The box is filled with P4,000 worth of products!
  3. Pampering services! A makeover and a hand massage!
  4. Shopping discounts galore! There's a beauty fair, ladies, and the kikay goodies will be on sale. Up to 70% off, I saw on the BDJ Box website. So get ready to do some serious shopping!

The BDJ Box Beauty Bootcamp: Luxe Edition is still offering tickets. The ticket is just P1500. That gets you all of the above so it's a pretty sweet deal. I mean, sa workshops alone, sulit ka na. So CLICK HERE to buy a ticket!

But if you want to go for free, you can join my contest! Please note that BDJ will give each winner a free ticket and a free pamper session. The BDJ Box Luxe and workshop aren't included. If you'd like those anyway, join me next weekend! Just leave a comment below answering any (or both!) these questions:
  • What beauty tip did you learn from me?
  • What beauty product or beauty service did you try because I recommended it?
That's it! I won't publish the answers until the end of contest (para walang gayahan ng sagot haha). Contest ends on August 31, Wednesday. I'll announce the winners that day, too!

Have a happy and beautiful weekend! Next weekend will be even more beautiful... as long as you go to BDJ Box Beauty Bootcamp!

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