Friday, May 29, 2015

Covering Books and Notebooks

As a mom this is one job
I enjoy doing this time of the year when school is 
about to start - Covering Books and Notebooks!

Thankful that my kids still needs my help, even with the tiniest thing, makes me feel important.  I will never get tired of giving them a hand.  I know time will come that they will all be on their own, doing things independently.

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Frog's Lilypad

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Thursday, May 28, 2015


Signs, I've seen a few
And thought of sharing with you
Hope you'll like it too.

Jollibee is a famous fast food restaurant here in the Philippines. 
It is where I resort to when I can't cook my kids meal that they won't mind at all.  Just like when I got this picture taken, I was waiting for my orders before picking up my kids from school.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer time, Vacation time, TRAINING time

Summer time, a vacation time for most.  For a parent like myself, its a time to let my kids do some extra outdoor activities.  It has always been my desire that my kids will engage in those activities instead of indulging in computers and other gadgets.

Finally, this summer, its a bit rewarding for me because I didn't have to push them into training.
They have their own dreams that they wanted to achieve in the future.  As my kids mature, they will  try to achieve whatever it is that they want.  All they need is my encouragement, my support and my love as parent.

 One of my son got himself some advance training in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus.  He is even interested in studying Mandarin language but we have to defer it for a while due to monetary constraint. :-)

My youngest got himself into basketball as he was inspired by the NBA stars like D.Rose, S.Curry, K.Irving, L.James, K.Thompson, etc.  We enrolled him in Elevate Sports Academy and we saw a lot of improvements.  He is more active now!

Now, my wish is for us to go out-of-town. . . and enjoy whatever is left of summer time.

Just like before... :-)

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 My Memory Art


now dreaming,
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mommy and Me Monday: 16 Years Ago

Inspired by Krystyn's "crazy-hair-and-no-make" entry, I remember my pictures 16 years ago.  A photo taken at the hospital when I gave birth to my second child.

I can't breastfeed yet so I have to feed him this way. :-)

Now, he's taller than I am!

How fast time flies...

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Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?

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Monday, May 25, 2015

DIY-Gift Box

I'm so proud of this gift box I made as a souvenir when my son received his 
Sacrament of Confirmation.

I searched the web for free printable template.

Added some ribbons and labels.

And its done!

for the boys

for the girls

Linking to:

Smiling Sally  

Crafty mom, 
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mommy and Me Monday: My Cake, His Cake

Guess who's excited to taste my birthday cake???

(thanks to for this template)

Yes, its him!

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Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Gardening Time

Gardening, I've read, provides some health benefits so I included it as one of my pastimes.
For me, it helps me to relax. It gives me joy as I see the beautiful results, the fruits of my labor.  It also gives me pride to being able to grow my own herbs and vegetable garden (however small).

In my small vegetable garden...

Okra seedlings

Tomato seedlings

My ZZ plant a.k.a. welcome plant which I successfully propagated.

I also wanted to grow succulent plants because it is easy to take care of.  
I now have some Aloe Vera which I re-potted which I learned are good for cuts and burns.

Next, is my snake plants, spider plants, and orchids!  And I hope my basils will grow too!

gardening mom, 
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Flower Find Friday: Dona Aurora

Traveling to Los Banos Laguna every Monday gives me the chance to pass by some plant shops around the area.  Finally, I decided to stop and got to take home some flowering plants.

One of those I brought home is Dona Aurora mussaenda philippica.  It was named after the wife of President Manuel Quezon, Aurora Aragon.

I was more surprise to see that it has a yellow-orange mini flower in the middle.  I taught it's just white all over.

I can't wait for it to grow taller and is excited to see how beautiful it would be!

Next time, I wish I could find and own a Dona Luz (salmon-pink in color) and a Dona Evangelina (red in color) flowering plants in the future.

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