My Birthday x Cath Kidston


Thanks to the powers and patience of Mother E, my birthday gift to myself arrived just before Valentine's Day.  Para na rin akong nakatanggap ng 12 bouquets of flowers when I saw the delivery hehe! Syempre, ano pa ba ang maiisip kong gift sa sarili ko aside from Cath Kidston items?  Eh di Cath Kidston pa rin hehehe!  I got a cag in bag (because tamad ako magdala ng payong sa ... READ MORE

London Calling


Let me share with you this fondant cake I received from my Ninang Caro and her family last week (my birthday week), which AJ and I got to slice up only the other day. Next to Hello Kitty, I am addicted to anything British.  From my music preferences (The Beatles, Brit Pop heroes like Oasis and Blur, and even The Verve) to movies (I love watching BBC films) to books (Ian ... READ MORE

A Sweet Life at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila


Who would have thought that the universe will conspire with AJ in giving me a grand and surprise birthday gift yesterday: a sumptuous buffet dinner + overnight stay at the Hyatt City of Dreams! You all know how much we enjoyed our stay there last Christmas (read all about that HERE), and while I know of the hubby's plan to celebrate my birthday there with a special dinner, I ... READ MORE

Tea Cup for my Birthday


February is my birth month, so it is only but fitting that I chose this particular tea cup and saucer set from Royal Albert's "Flower of the Month" series, which I bought from @paperstrawlove. This beautiful Royal Albert tea cup and saucer set is already vintage (having been released in the 70's) but it's in very pristine, almost new, condition that I didn't mind paying ... READ MORE

Liam’s Blue World


My nephew Liam celebrated his 4th birthday 2 weeks ago and of course, his Ninang Tita (that's me!) took a leave from her work and flew to Cebu to be with him on his special day.  Like last year, we celebrated it at an out-of-town resort. I can't believe that this boy who, as an infant, always cried his lungs out during bath time is now learning how to make sisid and do a lot ... READ MORE

A Mid-Week Must Have: Coral Jewelry


A good friend of mine gifted me with these dark blue carved rose coral earrings and pendant set on my birthday last month: I love the wonderful pop of color here (even though it's in dark blue) and the simple but intricate-looking gold leaves setting. Together, they give a vintage flair to this flower jewelry. My favorite piece is the pendant.  The gold leaves are ... READ MORE

A Birthday Celebration at The Ranch Resort and Farm


My sister-in-law Juvvy, of the Mommy Juvs blog, finally wrote about my nephew's 3rd birthday celebration last year (read her kwento here).  This reminded me that I have some photos from that trip as well which I haven't shared with you yet. Here goes my very belated post about my trip to Cebu in October last year: Because Liam loves swimming pools and animals, his parents ... READ MORE

Bonding with the Fam Bam in Cebu


I just spent 3 wonderful days in Cebu for some R&R, bonding time with my parents and brother's family (and it was his birthday last Thursday), and to attend Liam's school program (my first)! The last time I saw Liam was in April.  Although I keep tab of all his developments (thanks to Facebook and emails), I miss bonding (i.e. playing) with him already so when my mom ... READ MORE