Wednesday, November 4, 2015

8 Do-it-Yourself Gift Ideas for the Christmas Season

I am in love with Christmas, especially when you get to celebrate it here in the Philippines.  You can see beautiful lights along the road, Christmas carols playing in local malls and happy people buying gifts for their loved ones.

This year save up some money with your Christmas shopping and get personalized with your gifts. There are a lot of DIY gift ideas in the internet that are so easy and won’t be over your budget. Let me share to you my top 8 favorites that I hope you can try too at home.

Get to share your drawing talent and make a plain white looking mug to something artsy with the help of porcelain pen.

Time to get eco-friendly and recycle your old milk cans and turn it into a fabulous looking vase for your friend’s cluttered work space.

Time to gather your favorite photos with your sweetheart or BFF and stack it in a cute wooden box. Nothing beats beautiful memories captured in a photo. HOW-TO

Turn plain looking coasters into something merry and fun with this DIY idea. HOW-TO

Buy a bag of chocolate kisses and give it a Christmas makeover and you’ll get this budget friendly gift idea. Perfect for your friends who loves munching on chocolates. HOW-TO

Gorgeous Christmas decoration that you can give to your family and friends this holiday season. All you need is a box and a pack of bells decoration. HOW-TO


Tea lover gets to receive a personalized tea wreath specially made for them. Don’t forget to include their best-loved flavors in the set. HOW-TO

Turn your precious Instagram photos in to an awesome calendar!!! Time to show-off your photography talent to your loved-ones and don’t forget your artsy side ;) HOW-TO

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Taking Gifting to the Next Level: Wish I have a “SM Santa Genie” this Christmas

When you know that –ber months is here, you’ll feel that most Filipinos are getting ready for the Christmas season. The time to start writing down your gift list for yourself and the people you love the most. A season where people are feeling extra generous to share their blessings and ready to splurge on their hard earned year-end bonuses.

This year, the most-loved mall in the Philippines is making our Christmas Season extra special by launching their #MERRYSMCHRISTMAS2015 campaign.

For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, visit SM’s officialChristmas microsite and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through Viber. Shoppers can actively share their holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015.

Making me imagine my Christmas to be extra special by wishing for my very own SM SANTA GENIE ^_^ 
A cool! cool! cool! SM Santa Genie who’s ready to grant three wish list of mine <3 <3 <3  

For my first wish, gifts that I want to give to myself. 

A fun one stop shopping at SM Department store is all I need.
I want to give myself the gift of music by buying a fun red speaker for my desktop, the gift of dream by purchasing a new cupcake tray for me and my partner’s new home-based baking  business and lastly, I’ll give myself the gift of self-confidence by getting a new cool black pants. 

For my second wish, gifts that I want to give to my loved ones <3

For my Mama, the gift of communication by giving her a cool red phone from SM Cyberzone. So she’ll always feel close to us.  For my big brother, the gift of staying young at heart by playing with a fun remote control race car from Toy Kingdom. And for my sister (sassy dress), soon to be sister-in-law (fun bangle) and bro-in-law (hip truck cap), the gift of fashion by giving them their most fave clothing and accessories picked from SM Department Store wide variety of items.

Of course, the kiddos in my family deserve the cutest gifts of them all.
Giving my two dachshund fur babies the gift of PAWSOMENESS with delicious bacon treats and new dog collars from Pet Express. As for my nephews; the gift of knowledge (by giving them books from National Bookstore), the gift of fun (with cute pens from SM Department Store and a tablet from SM Cyberzone) and lastly the gift of fashion (by grabbing hip dresses and tops from the variety of choices at SM Department Store). Also I want to teach my nephew the gift of charity by bagging three cute teddy’s from SM Christmas Bears of Joy

Last but not the least is a gift list for my lifetime partner <3
I’ll give her the gift of time with a pink G-shock watch from Time Depot, the gift of health by staying active with fashionable Nike running shoes from SM Department Store and Lastly, the gift of fashion with beautiful dress & pants from H&M or Uniqlo.

For my third and final wish, are gifts that will help me give back to our community.
I wish to give back to the awesome people from PAWS by giving them the gift of support in their cause. I want to be able to shop for food, toys and blankets at Pet Express for the cute orphan fur babies in their care. Because I do believe that all animals have the right to be safe, happy and healthy.

Now time for the magic word ;)
“Wish I may, wish I might, have my SM SANTA GENIE for me and my loved ones delight!! ^_^”


Disclosure: This is my entry to the Nuffnang and SM Supermall's Merry SM Christmas Blogger Contest. As usual, all thoughts and opinions as well as suggestions mentioned in this post are entirely my own and were not influenced.

Friday, October 9, 2015

10 Witty Halloween Food Ideas

November is just creeping around the corner and it’s time to get creative with what food to serve on your upcoming Halloween party. Get creative this year with this awesome set of witty Halloween food ideas. No need to be a professional chef or food stylist to make your party food extra fun, scary and yet oh so yummy!

Fruity Spooky!!!
Time to shop for your favorite fruits and turn them into your party’s spooky and oh soo cute dessert. A little imagination won’t cost you that  much effort with this set of fruity spooky ideas.

Something Cute and Something Scary!
Fun starts with this cute Halloween inspired party food. Here’s a set of cute food designs that you can easily try on your upcoming celebration. Adding a little extra scary element on make your fave foodies on your Halloween party.

Haunted Food!
Make your food look really scary by trying out this haunting food ideas. Give your guest that “eeekky” feeling in every serving of this witty Halloween party food concept.

We wish you all a fun a haunted party on November! Hope you get to use our fun and witty Halloween food ideas. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7 Must Have Gadgets During the 90s

Recently there was a big event for all the gadget fanatics out there where Apple have launched its new iPhone and introduced to the public their iWatch. A definite must have, especially for iPhone users in the market. But let’s look back and remember all the old gadgets that created hype during the 90s.

Back in the 90s where apps and smartphones are not yet invented, people have their own top gadgets that they craze about. It was the era where gaming consoles, on the go music and Personal Computers was introduced to the market.

Nintendo GAMEBOY

The Game Boy is an 8-bit handheld video game device developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was released in Japan on April 21, 1989, in North America in August 1989, and in Europe on September 28, 1990. It is the first handheld console in the Game Boy line, and was created by Gunpei Yokoi and Nintendo Research & Development 1—the same staff who had designed the Game & Watch series as well as several popular games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.


The Sony Walkman became a hit because it’s actually the pioneer on  it’s category where people can listen to music while on the move.


This was introduced in the late 90’s and became a hit to all the gamers. Remembering the famous games like resident evil who was first introduced in this gaming console.


Who can forget the time when everyone owns a pager? I even remember owning one but it was shared by the whole family. You can send messages to a pager by contacting an operator through a telephone.


Another classic game console that introduced some famous games today like Super Mario Bros, Tetris and Pacman. Family Computer was also manufactured and distributed by Nintendo who have been a well established brand in the gaming world.


Tamagotchi is a handheld digital pet, created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi of WiZ and Aki Maita of Bandai. It was first sold by Bandai in 1996 in Japan. (Source)


The iMac is a range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers designed and built by Apple Inc. It has been the primary part of Apple's consumer desktop offerings since its introduction in 1998-2008. (Source)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Going YESSS, YAMAN with my 4 Pre-Loved Items!!

Time to clean out some of your old belongings and earn some extra cash. That’s what I’ve learned after discovering now known as I used to keep everything, even if I don’t use it anymore. Maybe that’s what I learned from my parents who did the same thing. But now I have adopted a new rule to follow: IF I DON’T USE IT ANYMORE, MIGHT AS WELL SELL IT.

Today, I have 4 pre-loved items that I would like to sell at Everything are in good condition and just waiting to find its new owner. Why keep it in your cabinet when you can say #YesYaman with

First are my MANGA Books. I got these when I was in college from a book fair. By this time, I think I've already outgrown these books. But I don’t want it to go to waste, so might as well find some MANGA enthusiast who’ll be interested of grabbing this 3 for the price of 1 deal.

Second is my THE DUKAN DIET BOOK. I bought this when I was in Australia last 2012. This is ideal for people who are looking for a meal plan to follow that will help them loose some extra pounds. Also there are some recipes inside that they can also try.

Third is this adorable Nikon Camera necklace. This is a cool statement piece that anyone can add on their #OOTD.

Last is my pre-loved Blackberry Phone. This is actually my favorite item from the bunch because it’s the only phone that lasted almost 3 years with me. Also, the first phone I bought using my own salary. This lil gadget was a must have back then, specially for people who wants to be always on in their favorite social network sites.

Hope you find something you like from my items and you can also sell your pre-loved goods through
This is the time to be practical where you can get to sell stuffs that you don't use anymore and earn some extra cash. Be one of us who says #YesYaman with

Thursday, July 31, 2014

10 Photos Captured in the Rain

Rain brings out certain emotions to different people. Some feels loneliness as others felt a certain joy in their heart. Regardless of how we all feel about it, rain will always just be around the corner waiting for a great time to shed its raindrops. It doesn't hurt to capture it’s beautiful effect to our surroundings and how people acts in a cold rainy day.

Here are 10 photos captured in the rain that will surely make you gush. The simplicity of the shot and the extravagant appeal of a casual rainy day in your our everyday lives.

Playtime in the rain.

Cute bird trying to embrace the rain.

Happiness of being young on a rainy day.

Gotta love this couple's photo!

Beautiful rain silhouette.

Peaceful walk in the rain.

Awesome timing!

Priceless photo of a little bird under the rain.

Solitude in a busy street.

This dog just want to have fun.

So next time rain comes your way, don't forget to bring out your camera for that perfect shot. Because rain may come and go but the beauty you'll capture with it is forever embedded in your photo.

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