Enchanting Emeralds

Custom-made Emerald stud earrings (ordered by a client).

Lately I've been filling my Instagram feed with pictures of emerald jewelry, all taken with my Lenovo Vibe Shot android camera phone. I am simply hooked on their lush green color, and the emerald shape added a timeless appeal to this May birthstone: For price inquiries, email me at dbrightspot@gmail.com. ... READ MORE

April showers bring May flowers


Sweet April showers. Do spring May flowers. - Thomas Tusser, 1557 I will forever remember May 2016 as the month where I celebrated a lot of milestones - at work mostly, but it's also my wedding anniversary month so I'm really overflowing with love and gratefulness! Let me share with you some of last month's highlights: A tour of the National Museum of the ... READ MORE

How I Shopped for My Insurance Plans


Note:  This is the continuation of my post about life insurance (read the first installment HERE), as part of my personal advocacy to promote awareness in investing for your future.   ******************************** Just a week ago, I was sorting out the bills and receipts for the different insurance plans AJ and I have, and I realized that the aggregate amount of insurance ... READ MORE

An Orange Christmas at Rockwell Powerplant


Just when I thought that Rockwell Powerplant Mall in Makati will again shine in red and sparkling gold garlands this holiday season (just like it did in 2011 and 2012), it surprised me with a totally new color theme this year: Orange! Rockwell Powerplant's Christmas Tree.  Always a sight to behold. The garlands, as seen up close: Notice that they used ... READ MORE

Hope After Haiyan {43 Lucy Designs}


I recently purchased this Hope After Haiyan digital file from 43 Lucy Designs for only $10.00, which I plan to give as Christmas gift to an office colleague whom I know was very much pained with what happened in the Visayas.  I had just printed it today (using a laser printer) and will buy the matching picture frame this weekend. About 'Hope After Haiyan' (by 43 Lucy ... READ MORE

Another Ice Cream Party


There's something about Wednesday that makes me feel so worn out, and all I could think of right now is ice cream! Which reminds me, I forgot to share with you the little ice cream party I organized (with my sis-in-law) for my nephew's 3rd birthday last month. I wrote all about it in my sis-in-law's blog, so do check it out  =) Hmmm... Nothing would me make ... READ MORE

Saturday musings on life…


Just wanna share with you this quote from Paolo Coehlo, one of my favorite authors, about life: Beautiful, isn't it? The letters were hand-stamped by yours truly, thus the unevenness  =) Have a nice weekend everyone!   ... READ MORE

Happy Mother’s Day!


My favorite Mother's Day quote (which I posted at my personal Facebook account): A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you." The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing ... READ MORE