DIY Party

>> Saturday, March 15, 2014

Birthdays should not always be lavish and expensive. One can look for ways to come up with ingenious ways to make even a small venue like one’s house look festive. Go to Pinterest and you will surely find a lot of DIY ideas when it comes to decors, invitations, food presentation, etc. One can also save on ef-400 fog machine from guitar center. I just checked now and it is really affordable! You can buy one and for ROI, you can have it rented to friends who are interested.


Que Horror!

>> Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Last Friday, we celebrated my daughter’s birthday with a dinner in a fine restaurant that highlight modern Filipino cuisine – MESA. And as a tradition, our daughter gets to buy new books as a part of her birthday presents (it’s not that she doesn’t get to buy any all year round. Haha!). As she was picking her titles, my husband and I went through the aisles and at the Horror Section, I found this:
Kakasweldo pa lang, UBOS naThe book, ”Kakasweldo pa lang, UBOS na?” was there along with Charlaine Harris’ books. Hahaha! It’s either someone found it humorous and fitting to be placed there or it was mindlessly left there. But seriously, it can indeed be scary! You worked hard for your salary for 15 or 30 days and then it’s all used up! I was not able to skim through this book but I will surely look for one when we go visit the bookstore again. Financial management is one interesting subject and it is a good life skill to learn and to teach.


It’s Her Birthday!

>> Monday, March 3, 2014

How time flies. Our daughter will be celebrating another birthday this week and I can’t help but be sentimental. It seems like it was yesterday when she was so small and helpless. Last night, since a lot of people have been commenting about how tall she is for her age, we took out her Dad’s measuring tape and measured her height. And I was right about my estimate. She is 5’4” at 11 years old. I wonder how tall she would be as an adult. Most likely taller than me!

And since it is her birth week, she has been very vocal about her wishes. She is asking for a lyre, an

akai lpk25 keyboard or a guitar. But let us not forget new books. Those always top her wish list no matter what the occasion is. We are OK about the books but we still have to talk about her preferred musical instruments and whether she’ll be interested in it for a long run. It is a good thing that the summer break is almost here and she can choose which music classes to pursue, apart from a cooking/ baking class.


Our New Pet

>> Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We are now a family of four and our fourth member is a feline! Meet Goldin:

pet cat

She was a stray cat who decided to have us take her in. She used to just come and visit for meals and one day, I allowed her to come inside the house and like what they say, the rest is history.

She is one spoiled cat – toys, cat foods, her own bed and fresh supplies of paper bags (she lies on them, play with them or tear them off). I even got her a collar which she obviously despises. Haha!

She even got her own spaces on our bed and on my work table. She is an adult when we adopted her and we’re surprised to learn that she’s toilet trained. And she is a smart cat too and knows a lot of tricks. She likes to sleep inside the room while I work or write about ren wei shi 705 or craft or watch my TV series during the day. And just like the rest of us, she likes to eat. Apart from her usual food, she likes to have a bite of corn cobs and potato chips! Haha!

Having her around is such a joy. She keeps me company and is my source of entertainment especially during weekdays. As long as I keep her satiated, we are OK. But if I keep on ignoring her demands for food, well, that’s another story.


Tips on How to Prepare for a Rock Star-Themed Party

>> Thursday, January 30, 2014

Everybody wants to be a rock star, right? And kids, oh kids! Many of them like to act like their favorite stars and it is not surprising that rock star-themed birthday parties are the “in” thing right now.

Here are some tips that you might want to follow when preparing for a rockin’ rock star birthday party:

INVITATIONS. Invitations set the mood of the event that is to happen. It lets your guests become aware of the theme for your party. There are many choices for a Rock Star Party invitation. You can:  Burn a CD of the celebrant’s favorite music and for the cover, customize it with his picture and the party details. This can double as a party souvenir too. You can also print out a ticket to a Rock Concert (a.k.a. party) featuring your child (a.k.a. celebrant) as the performer.

PARTY FAVORS. Set up tables or booths for temporary tattoos and hair styling. Customized guitar straps and picks with the celebrants name and theme as favors can serve as nice fun favors.

DECORATIONS. For a really rocking Rock Star Party, roll out the red carpet for the special guests. There must be a stage adorned with balloons, streamers and posters. This will be made more rock-star like if you add holiday lights. And do not forget the smoke machine!

BIRTHDAY CAKE. A variety of choices is available to you for a Rock Star party when it comes to birthday cakes. You can order a cake shaped like a microphone, a guitar or even a guitar pick. Or you can opt for one that has your child’s photo with her dressed as a Rock star.


The Little Prince Souvenirs Made of Polymer Clay

>> Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Last month was my online shop’s second Christmas. It was the busiest month for me but unlike last year, I did not accept every commissioned order that came my way. I learned from the previous year that I value my rest and peace of mind and provide quality handmade products so I chose not to bite off more than what I can chew. In that way, my clients get to enjoy a positive buying experience. Now that’s a win-win situation if you ask me.

One of the many commissioned orders that I happily worked on last month was a batch of The Little Prince baptismal souvenirs made of polymer clay. Here are my finished masterpieces:

the little prince polymer clayBaby Jaci is a close friend’s new boy. He was baptized last month and her mom commissioned me to create his souvenirs based on the theme. The theme was inspired by a friend’s nephew’s baptism. I enjoyed creating these and instead of chaining them on key chains, I attached them to a short ball chain. It is my first time to make a finish like this and I like it. But truth to be told, I ran out of key chains and had to resort to using ball chains. LOL!


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