Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Turning 6, a School Birthday Celebration

My youngest turned 6!

We had a simple celebration at school on his exact birth date which falls on a Friday.


This time, he wanted an Angry Birds cake. I ordered cakes and mini cakes from Iko's Bakeshop. Their cake is good enough, delicious and moist with the right sweetness. I prefer it since it's very affordable. The place is near their school and we can easily pick it up.

cake and cupcakes
I just created DIY cupcake toppers with Angry Birds characters and a couple of his favorite Ben 10 alien characters. Everyone got excited upon seeing the cake and mini cupcakes as soon as we entered their classroom. Mini cupcakes would always be a good choice for kids for they can easily eat it up.

For simple celebrations, I remain to be a certified Iko's client.
8" choco moist cake + 32 mini cupcakes = P 1,075 (very affordable)

Iko's Breads and Cakes
C.Raymundo Ave., Pasig City

+ Food

We ordered food from Jollibee, but served Refresh juice drinks instead. Jollibee One Mercedes Plaza branch, delivers on time. There were paper bags (which I requested) so the kids can bring home their leftovers. There are no plastic food containers (except for the gravy containers) and plastic bags since these are already banned in Pasig City.

+ Loots

My son's party loots contain chocolates, candies and Angry bird items (an eraser, sticker and a slap bracelet). I just placed personalized stickers on top of the microwavable plastic container. Kids really have simple joys and they appreciate all these!

+ Gifts

This simple celebration made my son really happy! He's thankful for the gifts he got from his classmates and from his family members as well.

gifts from classmates
Ben 10 alien Wildmutt
more Ben 10 alien gifts! :)

We thank God for this day and another precious year for my son!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Making Our Home Brighter

There are areas in our home that benefits well from natural lighting from the windows. We haven't bought any decorative lighting fixtures yet, but I know that this would illuminated our home better.

Weeks ago, my sister bought chandeliers and ceiling lights to brighten up their new home. Chandeliers are always best to hang it in a room with high ceiling. Since our place have a high ceiling too, we can hang chandeliers in the living room and in the dining room. We can use a quoizel lighting ceiling lights also.

Jillian- European Style Jillian Semi-Flush Mount
Minka Lavery Lighting Sconce Camden 1 Light Wall Sconce
Since there are blank spaces in the room, even if the frames would soon be hang, a lighting fixture can give our walls more style. A minka lighting wall sconce can illuminate the area and even act as a part of the wall art.

The glowing effect from these lighting fixtures can always set the family in good mood. I've seen these lights at Lamp Click, a home lighting superstore. I had a great time checking out their wall lights, ceiling lights, lamps, outdoor lights and fans. They also have fans and a variety of home decors that surely fits everyone's taste and lifestyle.

Lighting is important in keeping our homes brighter and making it a special place. It can also make a small space look bigger. It is said that in Feng Shui, lighting helps with keeping the chi energy at balance.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fashionable Fur Coats

We live in a tropical country which makes it a perfect haven for people who love the sun and outdoor activities. Many tourists visit the country to enjoy the beaches and avoid the cold freezing winter in their own countries.

For those living in cold climates, coats are usually used to keep them warm. I find it interesting that fur coats really brings a warm, soft, elegant and dramatic appeal.

I've checked out a gallery at Marks-Lloyd Furs. It is the oldest and most trusted furrier in Denver, Colorado. They have modern and classic fur coats for sale that suit every woman’s choice of wardrobe and lifestyle. They have a wide array of sophisticated and stylish fur coats and accessories, from sable and chinchilla to mink, sheared mink, fox, lynx, sheared beaver and shearlings. It's also a good place to check if you're looking for jackets, vests, capes, parkas, shawls, scarves and more. Aside from that, they also offer services such as repairing, cleaning, restyling and storage of fur garments.

People enjoy wearing fur coats for it remains to be a timeless piece. I haven’t worn a fur coat yet, but seeing women wearing fur coats in magazines, fashion shows and online stores makes me want to experience winter in another country.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Keep The Love Alive

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown

Valentine's season celebration is almost over. Hope you all had a wonderful one.

I'll always be grateful for the LOVE that I have in my life and I'll always be. Both my kids gave me their Valentine's Day card while my husband bought us some chocolates. Their sweetness keeps my heart smiling.

I don't need anything else, their love is more than enough.

My kids also gave their teachers Valentine's Day gifts - a personalized (sort-of) chocolate lollipops. We bought KitKat chocolates and place each one in a stick and covered it with a cardboard. Then they scribbled notes on top.

Valentine's Day may just be a day, still, let us all keep the love burning!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ready For Summer Swim

Most are surely anticipating the summer season. It's the time when resorts, beaches and pools get crowded. Summer is also the best time for kids to enrol in swimming lessons.

Having a swimming pool inside our village is a good thing. We won't have to travel and spend more if the kids wanted to take a dip in the pool. But it also gets jam-packed during the summer it’s a school vacation. Sometimes, we also took advantage of taking a swim at the place where my sister resides. We make sure that they take a shower in the changing room or in the shower bath before they dip in the pool. It's hard to understand why some people really find it hard to follow this "Shower-Before-Swim" rule.

Swimming pools are life savers especially during a hot day. It's also an avenue for exercise and relaxation.

Water infections in public pools and water parks are very risky. It is important to make sure that the swimming pool is well cleaned before taking a dip. Nothing looks better than a clean and healthy pool. It should always be debris fee and safe for everyone.

In Phoenix, some people also make use of their swimming pools frequently. African Suns, a company based in the area, guarantees the best pool maintenance, repair and tile cleaning services. Check it for your next pool tile cleaning phoenix need.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Great Brazilian Madness

Be first to avail of the Buy 1 take 1 Promo and up to 60% discount on Brazilian footwear brands, Ipanema, Grendha, Rider and Ipanema Giselle Bundchen! The Great Brazilian Madness is on Feb 13-16, 2012 from 10am to 9pm at the Glorietta Activity Center.

Hurry! Limited Collection only.

JBL On Tour Micro

If you want to have a JBL On Tour Micro, then join JBL Multimedia Speakers promo. One lucky winner will get the chance to win this item!

Contest is from Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2012.
Winner will be chosen on Feb 20, 2012.

This is a very simple contest. All you need to do is Like JBLMultimediaSpeakers, Tag the Facebook page and share your post URL here - https://www.facebook.com/JBLMultimediaSpeakers/posts/309837829063258

Join now! They're also giving away a JBL Spyro on their next contest, so watch out for that!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Free Chocolates: Have a Belgian Valentine with Kipling

Enjoy a Belgian Valentine as Kipling gives away a box of premium, limited edition Belgian chocolates this Valentine's season.

For a minimum single-receipt purchase of Kipling bags, luggage and accessories worth P4,000 from now until February 14, 2011, you'll get to have Free Chocolates. To avail of the free chocolates, present the original receipt at the store where the purchase was made.

Visit Kipling stores:
SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, SM Cebu, Robinsons Place Ermita, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Gateway, Landmark Makati and TriNoma.

Kipling is also set to release its Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. You can now grab the latest selection of bags that are effortlessly stylish, colorful and fun, as well as practical and durable enough for even the most active individual.

Kipling is known as biggest bag brand in Belgium. It has evolved beyond its original roots of providing high quality backpacks suited for the adventures of daily life into a distinctive, worldwide brand offering a range of carryalls for a variety of lifestyles. In fact, more than 35 million people around the world now own at least one Kipling bag.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Retail Store Shopping Convenience

Every time I shop at retail stores, I never fail to notice how the store is laid out and how products are displayed. I always take a look at the items on the display table, the clothes on the mannequins and make my way to the garment racks and display cubes.

Since customers are shopping at an eye-level, it is important that retail store fixtures and displays are appealing for it is more likely to attract customers. How well merchandise is presented or how a store displays are laid out can make customers buy or walk-away. Updating store displays and fixtures allows owners to showcase their merchandise better to your customers. This makes shopping as convenient as possible.

Store owners should take necessary steps to make their store more lucrative to customers. Stunning store displays, attractive presentations and pleasing retail shelving, are important factors for a retail store success.

K-Line Shelf Merchandiser
Those who are planning to renovate their stores can take a look at RetailResource.com. It's the number one source for store supplies and retail store fixtures. They offer display tables and shelves, apparel racks, mannequins, platforms and pedestal, jewelry and accessories rack and many more. They also have sign holders and signage that can help stores to be more efficient. This online shop offers 100% money back guarantee and they even ship worldwide.