AJ’s Cooking


Text and pictures by my Guest Writer: AJ the Hubby, the Baker (and now aspiring Chef too!) and the Gamer. ******************************************************** Over the past couple weeks I've taken a liking to cooking dinner. I once made a Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken, which I initially paired with rice. I had a lot left over from that, so the next night I cooked a ... READ MORE

The Foreveryday Ring (U-Prong Version)


Exactly two (2) years ago today, I introduced The Bright Spot's Foreveryday Ring.   This is the perfect name for an eternity or forever ring designed with extremely high quality CZs (that look closest to a diamond) and made specifically for everyday wear! Read more about the Foreveryday Ring HERE. The original ring has an angular prong setting, which is the most ... READ MORE

Enjoy the good ol’ times with McDonald’s new limited-time offer desserts


(Press Release from McDonald's Philippines) Care for a throwback moment? Starting August 19, customers can feel nostalgia as McDonald’s introduces two good old-fashioned desserts. These great-tasting and affordable treats will make customers reminisce happy memories and keep them craving for more. Remember the sweet pies and other baked goods that mom or grandma used to ... READ MORE

Fussili with Bacon, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


You all know that I love the the combination of pesto + bacon in a pasta dish.  You can back read on the pasta recipes I've featured in the blog and you will find that these ingredients have been reused so often, hehe! That's because everyone who have tried my pesto bacon pasta think that it is a great meal.  There's a lot of flavors going on in this dish and of course, who ... READ MORE

Roots Satchel Tribe Bag


Remember the Roots Tri-Fold Clutch Wallet in Tribe Leather that AJ bought for me as pasalubong from his trip in Canada 2 years ago? It has gotten better with age!  After 2 years, it's now sporting a weathered look and a naturally developed patina that is truly beautiful to look at. Just like the wrinkles in the face of a weathered explorer tell a thousand tales, ... READ MORE

Stackable Ring Series: Garnet and Peridot

Peridot in white gold.  Peridot is one of the few gemtstones that occur in only one color: olive green.

The interest in our Stackable Perky Rings v.2 is slowly building up, and I'm glad to be interacting with those who love ring jewelry as much as I do! I'm sharing with you some of the ring orders we've taken in the past months, which also marked the addition of  Garnet and Peridot among the most requested gemstones: I'm looking forward to receiving ... READ MORE

Winner of the Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty Giveaway


Congratulations Ms. Ellen (of pseudoshrink.blogspot.com), our winner of the Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty giveaway! The winner was drawn using Wheel Decide, with AJ spinning the wheel hihi! Thanks to all who joined!  I had a great time reading your entries! Ms. Ellen, I'll ship the Tomica cars this week  =) Have a great week ahead, everyone! ... READ MORE

Dealing with a Preschooler, Discovering a Local Favorite and Shopping Organic Goodies (all in one weekend!)


I was in Cebu last June to visit my family there and to spend quality time with my nephew Liam, who is now 5. What I thought would be a weekend of "catching up" activities with him turned out to be full of drama because we argued (a lot!) while playing games!  He is naturally competitive, and so am I!  Haha! We are still trying to resolve our 'little' conflict. I have ... READ MORE