Thursday, December 21, 2017

NOVUHAIR Turns Favor with Holiday Bash Promo

December 21, 2017 0 Comments
So you’ve got your festive outfit set and the fancy gift wrapped for your “monito” or “monita”. All that’s left undone is a party season-perfect hairstyle.

The fresh out of the shower look can be seductive yet temporary. Blame it to tropical climate, it can spoil your appearance, besides making you feel sweaty and stale. The heat and humidity brought about by extreme weather condition, likewise, dries out the locks easily and make it more fragile.

NOVUHAIR

Adding damage to your delicate strands are the chemical contents of various products on hand. From shampoo to conditioner and hair treatment, down to styling goods to groom it to your liking, their harsh synthetic materials jeopardize the natural oil and luster of your mane.

Because you are what you eat, the fate of your crowning glory is in the plate. Your diet must have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become shiny and strong. So don’t overindulge, especially this time of the year when gastronomic feasts are spread almost everywhere you go. Be careful on what you take in, thinking that it’s also what you feed your ‘do.

Even stress can wear off the beauty and health of the tress. And that’s exactly what you should avoid this Yuletide season. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Just take it easy, let your hair down and party all night long.

In this time of gratitude, NOVUHAIR makes everyday “a good hair day” for its valued patrons like you with its Christmas and Year-End Promo. Get an extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo 200 ml. worth P1,040 for FREE if you buy a NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack at participating WATSONS stores nationwide (DOH-FDA CCRR Permit No.: 967 s. 2017).

Packed with 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients—NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion does not only help prevent the hair fall malady, but also aids in stimulating hair growth. NOVUHAIR helps prevent hair loss, improve overall appearance, promote nourishment and rejuvenation. It is clinically-tested and proven safe and effective.

Opt for the best with this Christmas and Year-End promo. Whether it’s a luxury gift for your loved ones, or a self-indulgent treat for you, NOVUHAIR has the perfect gift to inspire and keep you party-ready this Holiday season, while providing you with the ultimate styling result.

For inquiries, please call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. You may also visit www.novuhair.com or Novuhair’s Facebook page – Novuhair Official

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Toddler Activity: Cutting

November 23, 2017 0 Comments
One of the toddler activity that you can try for your Preschoolers is Cutting Scissors. Scissors comes in variety of sizes, so choosing the right scissors is important for your child to practice cutting properly. It may be scary at first especially if it's their first time to hold a scissor, but there are safety scissors available in the market such as the Maped Kidicut Safety Scissors which ideal for young kids learning to use scissors.

One of the important activities or lesson that we can teach our Preschoolers is Cutting. Cutting with scissors require the skill of hand separation, which is the ability to use the thumb, index, and middle fingers separately from the pinkie and ring fingers. With this activity, their little hands will develop fine motor skills and learn the proper way to cut paper. Cutting scissors also prepares our Preschoolers for a much more complicated in the future such as using  different types of scissors, cutting their nails using a nail cutter/nail clipper and even using chopsticks.

For starters, you can draw a straight line on a blank paper and let your child practice cutting it. When he/she masters it, he/she can continue cutting more complicated and detailed lines.

If you're looking for some free printables that you can try for you activities at school or at home, check out the samples below. Here's the free printable that you can print and try for your kids (click on the images to download each printable):

https://www.myteachingstation.com/art-and-colors/scissor-skills/fish-scissor-practice
Feed the Fish
 Source: myteachingstation.com

Thanksgiving Cutting Practice
 Thanksgiving Cutting Practice
Source: twistynoodle.com


Practice Cutting!
Source: freestuff4kids.net


Source: www.dltk-kids.com


I hope your kids will enjoy this activity as much as we do, my daughter who is also in Preschool, loves to cut papers and they also have the Cutting Scissors Activity in their school. It's actually a fun and learning activity, just don't mind the mess afterwards. Hehehe...

By the way, if you're looking for other Scissor Skills for your Preschoolers, here's a Paper-cutting project book with pre-printed activity pages, the Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Book With Pair of Child-Safe Scissors. It has 20 activity pages and includes a plastic safety scissors that naturally encourage proper form in cutting and are safe for preschoolers. This activity also encourages fine motor skills and cognitive skills for your kids.


School Zone Little Hand Helper Workbooks provide a fun-filled introduction to important readiness skills. Each workbook is carefully designed and reviewed by teachers to promote your child's early learning success. Cut & Paste offers a variety of exercises that will help your child practice scissor skills and other readiness basics such as story order, counting, matching, and beginning sounds. The interesting activities with clear directions will provide hours of educational fun for your child. Plus, the colorful award stickers will enhance your child's learning adventure.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My Tupperware Journey

October 17, 2017 0 Comments
I grew up having a bunch of Tupperware at home. I never really appreciated it until now that I became a mother. It's actually very useful especially in storing ingredients, fruits, foods and of course, my daughter's snack at school. I love that they have added new trendy colors now but it is always out of stock because it's really cool.

I've always wanted to join Tupperware but I always have something important to go or do whenever I remember going there to sign-up. LOL!

Fast forward, after a year, I finally had the chance to join Tupperware Brands here in Davao City. I got so excited to know that one of the Starter Kit is the Speedy Chopper! I've always wanted to have one and I am so happy that I got it at a really low price by joining Tupperware Brands Philippines.

Tupperware Brands Philippines Speedy Chopper

The Speedy Chopper Set is really helpful every time we prepare our meals. It is easy to use and quite fun too, you can chop different herbs and small vegetables in just a few seconds! I was really amazed by this product and I am so happy because it means, 'no more tears' every time I'm chopping onions. ;)

Tupperware Brands Philippines Speedy Chopper Set


You can also make instant dips, sauces and purees with just 10 pulls of the cord. Saves us time to prepare our meals.

Here's a video of me while Unboxing the Speedy Chopper Kit... :)

I really love their products because I have witnessed how long lasting the Tupperware products are. We have Tupperware items since the 90's and some of it are still with us, some have chipped and the others may have faded their colors but it's still usable. :)

I started My Tupperware Journey because I believe in the quality of their products. I am always excited to see their new items every month. Thank God, I have supportive Mommy friends who also loves Tupperware and gives me the opportunity to earn by selling Tupperware's great products... :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Healthy Together with United Home

September 19, 2017 0 Comments
Taking vitamins everyday can help boost our immune system and prevent us from getting sick easily, especially now that it's rainy season once again and sometimes our weather is really unpredictable, one minute it's so hot and the next minute it's already raining hard.

United Home Ceetab Premium

The 'ber months is here once again and usually a lot of people gets cough and colds during these months. So, it's best to take Vitamin C everyday to increase our body's resistance and prevent ourselves from easily getting sick caused by viruses.

United Home Ceetab Premium is non acidic unlike other Vitamin C's, with a formulation of 568.18mg sodium ascorbate and it's available in 10 blister packs x 10 capsules. It's also great for prevention and treatment of Vitamin C deficiency.

For my daughter, we let her have Ceelin Plus to shield her from harmful viruses.

Although, there are times that we tend to be so consumed with work and that we don't have time to exercise regularly and take vitamins or supplements that our bodies needed most. And when the cough strikes, it's good to have the United Home Broncho for the relief of cough characterized by excessive or sticky sputum or phlegm. It also help treat respiratory tract disorders such as acute or chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 United Home Broncho
For fever, it's a must have to take he United Home Fevertab, it has 500mg Paracetamol that helps in the reduction of fever and also eases minor aches and pains.
United Home Fevertab

As busy parents, we usually sleep late working for our home-based business and online jobs. To fight of anemia and have a healthy blood, the United Home Fersulfate PLUS+ is perfect for us. This is also great especially for bloggers and work at home moms who works in the wee hours. Fersulfate PLUS+ has 300mg Ferrous Sulfate and 250mcg Folic Acid which is also good for pregnant women. I used to take a Ferrous Sulfate with Folic Acid when I was pregnant, it is one of the essential vitamins during pregnancy.
United Home Fersulfate PLUS+

Taking care of our health is one of the most important thing we can do for ourselves and by taking the proper vitamins and minerals that our body needs, we can fulfill our daily tasks and achieve our life goals in good health with the help of United Home's affordable and effective products.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mom's Day Out

August 18, 2017 0 Comments
Being a wife and a mom juggling between different tasks at home and other activities outside can be physically and emotionally exhausting, most especially if you don't have a housemaid. 

When I became a Mom, I rarely had a "Me Time" and sometimes it can't be considered a "Me Time" because I'm still with my daughter whenever I go out. Having a good massage is what every mother would want to have after all the tedious tasks we've been doing at home or at work. My most favorite "Me Time" is having a massage at my favorite spa, which is just  block away from where we live before in Obrero. I always avail their "Pinoy Hilot" at Elysia Wellness Spa. ;)


I was delighted when I learned that Sun Life Philippines will be having a Mom's Day Out event. I got excited because who doesn't want to have a Mom Day's Out? ;) It turned out to be a fun day for us Moms because we get to have a relaxing massage courtesy of Elysia Wellness Spa and most importantly, we get to learn more about parenting and balanced motherhood from Michele Alignay, a Family Life Specialist, Registered Psychologist and Registered Guidance Counselor.


Finding balance in raising our kids while keeping your sanity and keeping your cool is quite difficult and challenging. "A well-balanced mom has more to give her family", I totally agree with this... But it is easier said than done. So, we have to work on our "wants", "should" and "capacities", instead of having a rule that covers all situations all the time, choose to pick within the situation and you'll never be out of balance. 



Thanks to our speaker, Ms. Michele Alignay for sharing her tips and experiences that taught us how and why we need to balance, re-balance and recharge our life.


Sun Life Mindanao Cluster Head Mylene Almonte, talks about planning for our children's education for their brighter future through "MyFuture Fund". Everyone of us were surprised to see how much the tuition fee will cost by the time our children would enter college and we're talking about millions here. Wow... My daughter is still in kindergarten now and I can't imagine if our savings and earnings will be enough when that time comes. This is where MyFuture Fund can help us, it would be a great tool in helping us achieve our goal in preparing a college fund for our children. 

To achieve our children's dreams, we need to plan ahead, save and invest for the college education of our children. Here's Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo's video on Sun Life's MyFuture Fund



For more information on MyFuture Fund, visit www.sunlife.com.ph or call 849-9888. You can also visit their Facebook Page at Sunlife Financial Philippines and Instagram account at @sunlifeph

Here's an inspiring short video by Sun Life Philippines for all the moms out there who are wondering if they're doing the right thing for their kids...



Thank you, Sun Life Philippines for letting us have a stress-free day with other Moms. I enjoyed and learn a lot on motherhood, parenting, self-care and money management... :)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Hope"

August 02, 2017 0 Comments
French Marigold

This plant is a fighter... It almost died under my care and now here it is, giving beautiful flowers amidst it's broken stem... This plant gives me hope and it reminds me to never give up no matter how difficult life is...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings at Snow Shack Davao

July 26, 2017 0 Comments
A new dessert shop just opened last month and we recently had the chance to taste their creamy shaved ice desserts last week. Snow Shack's shaved ice creams are smooth and creamy which are topped with different flavor toppings, fresh fruits and a generous scoop of ice cream...


Snow Shack is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet cravings, they offer a generous amount of their shaved ice desserts which is good for sharing with your good friends, family or special someone. 

The snow shaved ice cream that I've tried are all good, creamy, and the sweetness is just right for my taste. There's an extra condense milk on the side for those who want it to be sweeter, perfect for those who have really sweet tooth. I love that they've added layers of fresh fruits in each layer of their shaved ice desserts makes it more tasty.

Here are some of the Snow Ice Cream that we've tasted at Snow Shack...

Mango Cheese Snow at P230.00
Mangoes and Cheesecake Cubes topped with Vanilla Ice Cream (layered with shaved ice and fresh mmango fruits)...


Choco Brownie Snow at P220.00
Brownie Cubes in Chocolate Ice topped with Chocolate Ice Cream...

Strawberry Snow at 250.00
Strawberries and Cream (layered with shaved ice and fresh strawberry fruits)...


Choco Crumble Snow at P200.00
Oreo bits on Chocolate Ice topped with Vanilla Ice Cream...

 Injeolmi Snow at P180. 
It is loaded with rice cakes, mochi cubes, almonds and cashews... 


Honey Butter Brick Bread at P180.00
Honey Butter Brick Bread topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Almond nuts...
 
I really enjoyed Snow Shack's Shaved Ice Cream along with my blogger friends. Thank you so much Miss Caryl for inviting us... :)


Photo Credit to Mommy Yasmin of www.imarockstarmom.com...
Snow Shack is located at F. Torres street (K1 Compound), Davao City.
Contact Number: 0917 112 1688

You can also check out their Social Media accounts on:



Friday, June 9, 2017

Are You Ready for School?

June 09, 2017 0 Comments
Hello June! It's back to school once again, but are you ready for school? Are we? 

Disney's Are You Ready For School? (Winnie the Pooh's School Days) Book

My daughter will be in Kindergarten this school year and I think we are somewhat ready for school. We did some activities, exercises and review what she had learned last school year. There are some things she had forgotten or still confused, like writing the letters "b, d and s" and numbers "5 and 6". She sometimes write those letters and numbers in reverse. It's a good thing that we had this review before going back to school. :)

She also love books... She loves to read, so we read some books that are appropriate for her age and later on I let her read on her own.

Their school provide the bags and other school materials that they will be needing at school, so we don't have to worry looking and lining up at the store for every materials needed and required school supplies for their upcoming class. :)

I've already checked her school uniforms and shoes if it's still okay and I'm glad everything is still fine and can still be used. There's a few skirt that needs a little adjustment, other than that, we're good to go. :)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Easter Sunday 2017

June 08, 2017 0 Comments
This is a long overdue post, hence, I'll still post this for Miel to read when she grows up...

It was our first time to join an Easter Sunday Activity such as Easter Egg Hunting and Easter Egg Painting and coloring activity. My daughter really had fun and she really enjoyed the activities and games that they've played. There were games for children her age and she happily played along with the other kids. She got excited to play another game when their team won and got their prizes... Kids love prizes... ;)


Joining this kind of activity is a great bonding for both of us. She also get to interact with different kids her age and she enjoyed doing all the activities with enthusiasm.

Miel's entry for the Coloring Activity got her two swimming pool passes at The Royal Mandaya Hotel. She's happy and excited to swim there but unfortunately, we haven't had the chance to go yet. But, we'll make sure to avail the passes before it expires... ;)

Over-all, the event was great and we had so much fun. Miel's actually looking forward to next year's Easter Sunday and she's hopeful and more motivated to hunt for more eggs next time... ;)

HearthSong

Father's Day Gift Ideas

June 08, 2017 0 Comments
Father's Day is fast approaching, are you struggling to find that "perfect gift" for your Dad this Father's Day

Our Dad's have different interest and hobbies, to help you find the gift that they would really love to have, check out this list below... Here are some ideas for Father's Day Gifts for our awesome Dads...

http://amzn.to/2sie6mN

If you're on a tight budget, there are gift items within your budget which are also great and useful. Check out this link to get the list of Featured Gifts Under $25.

Best Buy Co, Inc.

I hope you'll find what you're looking for... ;) Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and Grandfathers out there... :)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Weekend Getaway at D'Leonor Inland Resort & Adventure Park

May 08, 2017 0 Comments
Last week, we run out of luck while going to the beaches around Samal Island. Unfortunately, all of the resorts that we visited are fully booked! Yeah... So sad... We usually just go into the beach without booking in advance and we didn't encounter any problems so far, until last weekend... There are a lot of people that day, of course, it's Labor Day (a holiday) the next day! Silly us, we didn't check the date before going there. :(

Word of advice, check the calendar first before going to Samal Island. If it's a holiday or a day before the holiday, I suggest you check the availability first and book in advance so you can save your time and money in case that resort has no more rooms available for an overnight stay.

So, after visiting around 5 resorts around Samal Island, we went back to Davao City and went to at D'Leonor Inland Resort & Adventure Park.

Fortunately, they have one room available and we grabbed it right away... YAY! It was already 6pm when we got there, so we had our dinner first before going for a night swim... We ate at the restaurant just near the entrance going to the Wave Pool.

Our stay at D'Leonor Inland Resort was good, there are minor issues but it they've found a way to fix it...

Our kids enjoyed the waves and slides at the pool... It was really hot that day, it's a good thing they have a big man-made mushrooms that served as an umbrella in the Kiddie Pool area... By the way, here's a video that I've made where you can see and experience what's in D'Leonor Wavepool... Enjoy! :)



D'Leonor Inland Resort & Adventure Park
Address: Forestal Road, Buhangin, Davao City
Contact Numbers: (082) 285-1190 to 95; +639328504908

Thursday, May 4, 2017

NCCC HARDWAREMAXXX Mother's Day Green Revolution

May 04, 2017 0 Comments
 Photo Source: NCCC Hardwaremaxx 


Hello! I'm inviting everyone to come and visit NCCC Mall Hardwaremaxx Mother's Day Green Revolution event...

If you're looking for something different to give to your Moms on Mother's Day, a Cactus or Succulent would be a lovely idea especially for Moms who loves gardening and collect different variety of plants.

Our group, Cactus and Succulents Mindanao will be having a fund raising activity for our upcoming seminar/workshop. We will be selling cactus and succulents which will be displayed at "Thorns That Blooms" stall at the 2nd floor of NCCC Mall, just in front of Hardwaremaxx starting tomorrow, May 5 until May 31.

By the way, Harwaremaxx will also have a sale on selected gardening tools and supplies too. So, to those who are into gardening, better check them out starting tomorrow until the end of May.

We hope to see you there! ;)




Friday, April 21, 2017

DFAT 2017 - Saging Repablik

April 21, 2017 0 Comments
Saging Repablik is a great place to hangout with friends and family.  They serve different kinds of food with a twist of banana in it... Their Humbananacue and Spare Ribs with Banana BBQ Sauce is a must try, the meat is so tender and tasty. And you gotta try their best-sellers too which is the Pork and Chicken Sisag  and the different flavors of Gatchips. What I really love is their Banana Walnut Torte, it's sooo delicious..


If you're fond of DIY, you can try their  "Create your own bananacue", they have a station where you can make your own banana with chocolate fondue in different kind of toppings. You can share your creations afterwards on social media with the hashtags: #createyourownbananacue, #sagingrepablik and #mysagingrepablikbananacue.

It was my first time to visit and dine at Saging Repablik and I had a great time with fellow bloggers from Manila, Cebu, General Santos and Davao during the Davao Food Appreciation Tour.

To sum up our experience at Saging Repablik, watch this video below... ;)
  
Thank you so much Saging Republik for hosting this year's Davao Food Appreciation Tour!

Saging Repablik is located at Tionko St. Corner V. Mapa St. Davao City.

You can also visit and like their Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/sagingrepablik.

Monday, February 27, 2017

S&R New York Style Pizza Blessing and Grand Opening at Gaisano Mall of Davao

February 27, 2017 0 Comments

S&R New York Style Pizza has officially opened it's second stand alone pizza parlor at Gaisano Mall of Davao. Thank you S&R and Miss Cherry Maning for inviting us. The Davao Bloggers Society is so honored to be part of the Blessing and Grand Opening of S&R New York Style Pizza last February 24, 2017.

 In the photo (L-R): Ms. Margie Calalay, District Manager; Mr. Anthony Sy, President of S&R Membership Shopping; Ms. Cherry Maning, CEO and President of GCF Corp.; Mr. Jose "Beling" Rodriguez, ABS-CBN Regional Prime Director


After the blessing and ribbon cutting, there was a dragon dance performance. In Chinese, dragon dance is believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring. 
 

Here are the Davao Bloggers Society members enjoying the treats from S&R, photo by Jim of www.digitaldavao.com.

Chicken Caesar Salad and Pepperoni Pizza (Photo by Naprey Almario of www.behindrollingchair.com)

Garlic Shrimp Pizza (Photo by Ria Jose of  www.diyosalife.com)

And here we are,  the Davao Bloggers Society members with Miss Cherry Maning. Thank you so much for inviting us. 


If you want to experience the best-tasting pizzas in town, head on to S&R New York Style Pizza which is located on the 2nd floor of Gaisano Mall of Davao. No Membership needed, so you can just go and dine there with your friends and family. For those who have S&R membership cards, you can present them upon ordering and you'll get 5% OFF on your food purchase.


S&R New York Style Pizza is open from Monday to Sunday from 10 AM until 9 PM. You can check out their Facebook Page S&R Membership (Official) for more updates and promos. :)