Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sabrett Hotdog at 50% Off

I always want a good deal. I guess, everyone wants this too. I've been checking Ensogo's deals since the day it started its first offer. This time, I've availed of its current deal - New York’s No. 1 Sabrett Hotdogs (valued at P200). Sabrett is the original New York-style frankfurters. My first Ensogo voucher! :)

The voucher is valid at Sabrett Hotdogs Eastwood Branch and Sabrett Hotdogs Shangri La Branch. Since we're at Shangrila Plaza Mall every weekends because of my daughter's ballet class, I can use this to buy snacks for my kids who love hotdogs and chicken nuggets. I've just bought 2 vouchers and paid only Php 200 ($4.63 USD) through Paypal.

Ensogo, with their tagline "Let's save together. Let's help together" make sure that people get value for their money. You can have 50%-90% savings on restaurants, hotels, spa, salons and a lot more. Aside from that, 3% of their revenue will be donated to a chosen charity. Payments are made through Bancnet ATM, Paypal and over-the-counter bank payments.

Register at Ensogo to update yourself on their daily promos and greatest deals!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Kids on Parenting Magazines

Seeing my kids' pictures getting published in parenting magazines is wonderful. I can't count how many times they've got included in different magazines. My kids doesn't dream nor wish of becoming celebrities, but all these are worth treasuring. These magazines make a good remembrance of their childhood years.

My daughter Skylah at Baby Magazine October 2010 - Its My Party corner

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Baby Magazine October 2010

My kids, Skylah and Brent, at Baby Magazine November 2010 - My Favorite Pet corner

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Baby Magazine November 2010

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Baby Magazine November 2010

Two photos of my kids with Jollibee got published at Moms and Kids magazine Volume 12 Issue 4 at the Jollyme and Jollibee page. The first was the photo my son celebrating his first birthday at Jollibee, and the second was a photo with their aunt and cousins taken at Jollibee, Baguio City.

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Moms and Kids magazine Volume 12 Issue 4

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Golden Ticket for Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding

Are you lucky at random draws? Well, maybe your name will get picked and you'll get the chance to attend the royal wedding!

photo source: Reuters
Prince William and Kate Middleton will invite 100 lucky people to attend their royal wedding on April 29. The couple want the British public to be part of their wedding ceremony and celebration.

Winners will be picked completely at random - just like Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket draw from the classic novel 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

"Those lucky enough to land an invitation will only find out when it drops on their door mat." - The Sun UK

The lucky guests will get to socialize with international royals and heads of state at London’s Westminster Abbey. (how fortunate!)

They will also get to attend the lavish reception at the Buckingham Palace and raise a toast to the future king and his queen.

Oh well, hope that my name gets included in the golden ticket!
(*wishful thinking)

Richwell Trading Warehouse Sale 2010

The Annual Richwell Kidz Kraze sale is still ongoing! Every year, we're always looking forward to this sale event. Good that it wasn't too crowded and we've got to park inside when we dropped by last November 13. Still, lines at the cashier are really long.

Branded toys on Sale at Richwell Trading Warehouse sale:

Girls Toys - Barbie, Polly Pocket, Dora, Arts & Crafts, Beados, RoseArt, Fruit Factory,etc.

Boys Toys - HotWheels, Matchbox, Bakugan, TechDeck, Battle Strikers, Spongebob, McFarlane, etc.

Infant-Preschool - Vtech, Megabloks, Shelcore, Leapfrog, Baby Einstein, Kids II, K’s Kids, Noddy, Disney, Step2

Baby - Pigeon, Safety1st, Chicco, Babisil

What’s New - Webkinz, Russ, First Act Music, Games, StarKidz, Bikes

Shoes - Barbie, Chicco, HotWheels, Pokemon, Elle & OshKosh

Sale Dates:
November 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 19 to 22
Time: Saturdays and Sundays (9 AM to 6 PM) and weekdays and Fridays (1 PM- 6 PM)

Items are more expensive compared to the previous year's sale. Brand new items are at 20% discount like Barbie dolls, Safety 1st bath tubs are V-tech items. These items are also good buys - Megablocks, Step2 kitchen set, Chicco strollers and car seats.

I just bought some Barbie and Hotwheels items. My sister was able to score a new bottle sterilizer for only Php 2,000 and some baby items, while my youngest sister enjoyed her Beados and refill kit.

I saw people hoarding Leap Frog stuffs (obsolete models), Barbie items and clothes, and Hotwheels shirt (which was gone as soon as the boxes are opened, as what my former officemate who now works at Richwell told me.)

We just can't get enough of these sales and we'll be back on December!

If you'll be visiting Richwell sale, don't forget to bring Cash. Payment is on a cash basis only.

Happy Shopping!

Richwell Trading
Creative Trade Center No.6 Industria St.,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shopping For Prizes

Weeks ago, I was able to claim all these prizes at Summit Media. Carrying all these is like shopping for free!

From Good Housekeeping magazine I got a Sangobion gift pack. It contains Sangobion vitamins (it's an iron supplement), notebooks, pens, note holders, alarm clock, lunch kit, mug and tote bag.

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(Sangobion gift pack)

My kids won several prizes from Kzone magazine, Disney princess and Total Girl magazine. My daughter has always been a lucky Kzone girl! It seems like she always win from this magazines every month!

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From Kzone, both my kids won a gift pack from Milo. My daughter also won a huge Bearhuggs banana pillow that we all love!

(Bearhuggs banana pillow)

Skylah also got a Disney Princess raincoat from Disney Princess magazine and a gift pack from Barbie that contain lotions, powders and a lip gloss from Total Girl magazine.

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(Disney Princess)

Thank you to Summit Media for all these wonderful freebies and a lot more!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Wanna Be A Billionare

The Philippine 6/55 Grand Lotto winning combination yesterday, November 17 reaches Php 495,597,376.80. It's the the biggest prize in Philippines’ lotto history. But still, no one got the winning combination 53-9-45-24-50-29.

This 6/55 Grand Lotto draws are held every Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. In the past weeks, Filipinos lined up at betting stations, hoping to win the jackpot prize. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) reports that for the next draw scheduled on Saturday, November 20, the jackpot prize is estimated to reach Php 545 million.

I wanna be a billionaire, so freaking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
I wanna be on the cover of Forbes Magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
- Billionaire song, Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars

Who doesn't want to get rich and be a billionaire?

It's time to take a look at and consider gold investment.

Buying gold coins can help protect you from dollar devaluation and owning gold bullion or bars is really a glorious investment. Gold is a considered as a "crisis commodity." When an economic or monetary crisis happens, the value of IRA gold rises.

Most investors are taking advantage of gold IRA since its is one of the safest investment option. This is the reason why investing in Gold IRA is a great idea as it protects your retirement from inflation.

Look for a website like Gold Coins Gain that buy or sell gold and a financial advisor that can guide you in your gold investment. You need to know how to transfer your gold 401k to traditional gold IRA. Many people are considering gold IRA transfer because IRA gold gives more money than 401k gold.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Unique Halloween Costumes

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Two weeks have passed since my kids enjoyed dressing up in their Halloween costumes at their school and at my sister's place at Pasig.

Their unique Halloween costumes made them stand out! My son came as Green Aquaman, my daughter as The Hawk Girl and my youngest sister as The Peanut-Fire Girl. They were all chosen by the judges as the Most Unique Costume for Kinder 1, Grade 1 and Grade 4 respectively.

The preschoolers in their costumes.

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(photo below: judges choices)

My son's teachers wearing their masquerade masks.

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The Grade 1 students in their Halloween costumes.

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(photo below: judges choices for the Funniest, Most Unique and Scariest Halloween Costume)

Grade 4 students in their Halloween costumes.

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(photo below: judges choices for the Funniest, Most Unique and Scariest Halloween Costume)

The school teachers presented a dance number on stage and wore their Halloween costumes too.

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(school teachers dance presentation)

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(school teachers in costume)

Three grand awardees were chosen in each category - Scariest Halloween Costume, Funniest Halloween Costume and Most Unique Halloween Costume. These are all the finalist for the Most Unique Halloween Costumes in the preschool level and from Grades 1 to 6.

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(Most Unique Costume finalists)

Even though my kids did not bag the final prizes, these had been another wonderful experience for them.

Good thing, we have not spent anything on these costumes. My husband's cousin was kind enough to lend us these fabulous costumes that her kids wore years ago.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shopping For Ceiling Fans

This Christmas season, people does not only shop for toys and gifts, but also for furniture, home wares, appliances, home decors and lighting that can beautify their homes. In one major shopping mall, I'm amazed knowing that during this season, their list of home furniture deliveries continues to soar and you'll have to wait for a week before your item can be delivered.

In our country, aside from air conditioners and standard electric fans, buying a Ceiling fan is also considered. Installing ceiling fans in the living room or dining room can make the air circulate around the room. It makes the room cooler especially during the summer months and can even help save energy. Having a ceiling fan is great all year round!

Ceiling fans provides greater comfort against the heat and boost the efficiency of your house. It can even make a stylish home decor. There's an online article guide Find out who makes the Best Ceiling Fans here! that provides meaningful information about various types of ceiling fans based on quality, style and performance.

At Hansen Wholesale Ceiling Fans, you can find different kinds of popular ceiling fan brands like Hunter, Minka Aire, Casablanca, Fanimation and Emerson Ceiling Fans. Its the best place to get ceiling fans for every room in your house and outdoor patios. The price is also cheaper that other home improvement stores.

I like the classic European style of this Minka Aire Classica in French Beige. Its hand carved details makes it a good home decor. Its also an Energy Star qualified ceiling fan that can help save money on energy bills.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

United Nations School Celebration 2010

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UN Celebration

My kids' school celebrated the founding anniversary of United Nations with an exhibit and music from different parts of the world. The event highlights the showing of "Aladdin Around the World" showcasing different National Dances.

The stage, the sounds and lighting, and of course the performances are all impressive. 

Around the World With Aladdin

My daughter is part of the Grade 1 students who performed a Hawaiian hula dance.

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getting ready for Hawaiian hula dance

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Grade 1 students Hawaiian dance presentation

My youngest sister is part of the Grade 4 students who presented a cultural Thai dance.

getting ready for Thailand cultural dance

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Grade 4 students Thailand dance presentation

All grade level students showcased national dances from Scotland, Japan, Spain and the Philippines. The applause after every dance presentation was energetic and inspiring.

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National dances from Spain, Japan, Scotland and the Philippines

The preschoolers took part in the "Parade of Nation" as they wear their assigned costumes. My son represented the Philippines and he carried the Philippine flag with much pride. 

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representing the Philippines

Everyone look so cute in their costumes and they all joined in singing the song, "It's a Small World."

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Parade of Nations

The UN Celebration ended with the entire school student community carrying flags as they sing the song, "We are the World."

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"We Are The World"

United Nations (UN) founded in 1945 is an international organization which aims to promote cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights and achievement of world peace. 

Every October, various schools and learning institutions across the world celebrates United Nations Day to help students understand and appreciate cultural diversity.

It had been a wonderful and fulfilling school activity. It's my kids' and my youngest sisters first performance at their big school and we're all proud seeing them dance and sing on stage.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Johnson's Baby Shower

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The Johnson's Baby Shower event held at Hotel Intercontinental, Makati highlights the launch of Johnson's Baby Shower Promo. They've invited media groups and mommy bloggers to witness this event.

Celebrity moms - first time mom Marielle Santos-Po, Ria Tanjuatco-Trillo in her third pregnancy, and Lexi Schulze who will welcome her second child - shares their dream baby showers.

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celebrity moms

It's been nice meeting mommy bloggers at the event. I also enjoyed the food and the basket of Johnson's baby products plus tokens from Marielle and Akiko's baby shower.

lunch, desserts and sweets

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I am a Johnson's mom :)

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Johnson's baby products and baby shower tokens

Celebrating Baby's Many First

I grew up using Johnson's product. I am a Johnson's mom and  Johnson's products have been with me through my journey. It witnessed all my baby's first moments and the joys of motherhood.

Truly, the gift of motherhood is worth celebrating because it is filled with so many firsts. For every mom, all special firsts are cherished forever. Johnson's understands the need to make these first the very best, through the tagline - 

Sa unang sandali, Sa bawat sandali, Ikaw lang.

Johnson's helps create memorable first for both mom and baby. Three lucky moms will be chosen to celebrate their Baby Shower's c/o Johnson's. They'll  get to star in their own Johnson's baby shower TV episode and receive other special prizes!

Get to experience your dream baby shower only from Johnson's. CLICK to know more about this JOHNSON'S BABY PROMO.

Win a Baby Shower From Johnson's


Johnson's will be giving three lucky expectant moms a chance to have their own Johnson’s Baby Shower!

If you're an expectant mom, you must fill-out the online nomination form in order to qualify. Or if your friend or family member is pregnant, you can also nominate her.

How To Join:

1. Like the Johnson’s Baby Shower page on Facebook.
2. Click the “Baby Shower” tab.
3. Read the “Mechanics” and "Terms of Conditions" to know the complete details about this promo.
4. Click the "Nomination Form" to nominate yourself or a pregnant friend.
Johnson's Baby will judge the top three stories to win great prizes.


A grand baby shower which will be featured on Cinema One
One year supply of Johnson’s Baby Products
An exclusive maternity photo shoot and baby’s photo shoot

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Toy Kingdom Warehouse Sale 2010

November 5, 2010 - November 7, 2010
SM Megamall
5th Floor, Megatrade Halls 1 and 2

It's the 4th Toy Kingdom Warehouse Sale at SM Megamall's Megatrade Halls 1 and 2. Enjoy up to 70% off on selected items.

November 5 is exclusive to SM Advantage, SM Prestige, Toy Kingdom card holders and selected credit card holders. From November 5-6, the sale would be open to all shoppers. Card and credit card payments are accepted.

Last year, we were able to bought my kid's Ride-On Hummer at a 50% discount and lots of toys that we've given as Christmas gifts. That's great savings and value for our money.

Prepare your Christmas gift list and do your Christmas shopping at Toy Kingdom, but expect lots of people and long lines at the cashier. It would be better if you'll come earlier.

I really get excited with sale events and toys. Now, I can't wait to buy toys for my kids, nieces and nephews! 

See you there!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Planning Our Next Ocean Adventure Trip

It's been two years since our family enjoyed our Ocean Adventure trip, an open-water marine park located at Subic Bay. It's a trip that I've won from Cartoon Network's contest that comes with an overnight stay at Camayan Beach Resort.

Now, we're planning to go back since I've won 4 tickets to Ocean Adventure again! This time the tickets came from Gadgets Magazine. When? Probably by January 2011. 

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Can't wait to see my kids, niece and nephew explore the Ocean Discovery Aquarium as they see marine animals and enjoy the Dolphin and Friends show and the Sea Lion Marine Patrol.

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Thanks for the tickets Gadgets Magazine!

Home Decorating With White Furniture

A furniture can make or break a room. With so many styles, designs and color choices available, decorating or renovating your home can be a challenging yet rewarding task. Most people usually consider the colors they like, or colors that suits their current furniture. 

In buying a furniture, you might consider a contemporary style by choosing a white furniture for it blends well with any wall shade.

I haven't entered a house with a white sofa or a white dining table. I only get to see pieces of white furniture in home magazines. But I find the simplicity of the color white to be synonymous with elegance and sophistication. I'm amazed at how it can accentuate the rooms of a house.

White furniture gives a room a fresh, well-designed ambiance. More than that, it makes every room accessory stand out. White tables, chairs, shelves, and sofas can easily be mixed with various styles and different color ranges. A white bookcase that is placed in a child's room gives a peacefully clean and uncluttered appearance.

The beauty about white furniture is the way it makes the room look a bit brighter, larger and more spacious. You'll be fascinated by the great difference it can make, without making the room look sterile.

In choosing a white furniture, consider a well-established and respected furniture online store that specializes in quality white furniture and accessories, like New England Lifestyle.