5 things you can do with your Mason Jar

Hi Mommsies!

I hope you had a great weekend.
If you haven't noticed or know yet, I have been recently interested and hooked on DIYs and Rustic Stuff.
I also have been hooked on instagram.

Today, I wanted to share with you some DIY stuffs you can do with your Mason Jars.
I purchased my first mason jar from my office mate for only 150 pesos and I must say, these jars are the bomb. I can use them for cold, hot drinks, salads, and also for my favorite shakes.

1. Mason Jar Cozy - you can create your own cozy as much as I want to but I will post my own DIY cozy next time. This is perfect to  keep your mason jar pretty and also protects your hand from condensed water from cold drinks or shakes as you hold it. Its perfect to keep your warm drink warmer for long periods too.

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2. Mason Jar as Gift - mason jars are perfect for your personalized gifts. Need I say more?

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3. Mason Jar Storage - they are the perfect storage buddies for just about anything.

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4. Mason Jar Salad - I love healthy foods on my mason jar, and i know you do too.  

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5. Mason Jar Detox - It's so refreshing to look at. Just perfect!

I am so excited to try out these cool stuffs on my mason jar. I also love the idea that it is so versatile and so easy to carry and use. Since I am on my cleansing days this year, I am going for the Salad in a Jar DIY and the Cleansing JUICE DIY using my very own versatile Mason Jar. If you wanna know where I purchased my Mason Jar, It is from @monte_jars. Do follow them on instagram. If you are from Cebu, Since they are Cebu Based mason jars seller.

Which DIY stuff do you want to do with your mason jar?

Hope to hear your ideas too..

Take care mommsies! Dont' forget to share this post to your mason lover friends.

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Brique Modern Kitchen

Hi Mommsies! What a great way to start my post by saying, Good Morning!

I had a blast last Sunday, Sinulog 2015 happened here in Cebu simultaneously with the visit of Pope Francis. It feels wonderfully awesome to be a Filipino at this time at age doesn't it?

Last week, I also had a chance to finally visit and dine with my office mates at Brique Modern Kitchen.
This is a new kitchen that just opened last August 2014 here in Cebu. And I was really loving the whole design and ambience of the place. It's more of a resto - cafe of sorts to me.

I don't know but I love Rustic stuffs nowadays ^_^

img source: iluvcebu.com

what we had 

My personal favorite from the appetizers menu is the Truffled Shoestring Potatoes. =) Definitely something new to me and I could not believe I've eaten so much of it. Truffled Shoestring costs about PHP250. I am also giving their pastas a thumbs up. Definitely a must try!

I also personally love the Salads, their a bit new to my taste and it doesn't feel messy when you eat it.

photo taken from my phone
Overall, I loved my dining experience at Brique. The place is cozy but not too shabby. Food is served in less than 12-15 minutes. And the staff are very accomodating. I'd definitely go back there with hubby and Adi with me. =)

Brique Modern Kitchen:

Address: Salinas Drive, Lahug Cebu City beside Chikaan
Parking: Yes
Wifi: Yes
Operating Hours: M-F 10AM - 11 PM
Sat and Sundays: 7AM - 11PM

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ViVa Pope Francis!

Hello Mommsies!

It's a Sunday. And it's time for another edition of Yo Momma Reflects (God Speaks to me). I love that I can get to share with you some of my own life's experiences here in this blog. And I am glad that some if not many get to have their comments saying that they learned a lot from my posts. Thank you! And keep on keeping on.

This January, lots of things are going on in my head. Like:
 What do I do with my life? How will I raise my child in the best way a mother can? Will I ever make it until he graduates from college? What's the best diet pill on Earth? Will Allen ever propose to me for yet our Church Wedding? What am I going to prepare them for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner? How will I ever pay my pending debts?
It ranges in greater wavelengths, I know. A mind I have is a bit complicated. And im jealous of women I know who are very detail -oriented. Knows what they want and need for their family. Knows How and what to do and what to prioritize. It's never getting into my head that way. I am easily swayed but what I see and how I feel about things, my thoughts and the people-pleaser that I am.

As I reflect, As I see and sit and watch my TV while Pope Francis is waving his hand to my fellow Filipinos, I can say it is true. God is real. That He is there.

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This visit calls to mind what Jesus did as recounted in the Gospel.  In Matthew 9:36, Jesus after “seeing the people, felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.”
And like the Good Shepherd of Whom he is the Vicar here on earth, the Holy Father saw the suffering of his flock. He felt compassion and comes to us bringing “the joy of the gospel” to revive our “drooping spirit” and to lead us to greener pastures (cf. Psalm 23).
The message the Holy Father brings with him challenges us to imitate Christ, the Good Shepherd, who is Mercy and Compassion. 

I Can only imagine how it would be to show the world that I can do things I wanted to do. I want to make an impact to someone else's life. I want to be the Hero. And Being a mom is one. Being a breadwinner is another.

A woman can only hold and keep so much endurance and strength. To give her all For the people that she cares a lot for.

For her family and her children. No matter what/who they may be. No matter what the odds may be.
She will do it.

In a way, in His eyes, I know and feel that - we are all equal. We are all the same.
We are Longing for his Compassion and never ending Unconditional Love.

Yes, it's true. That if we just hold on to what we have and try to make the most out of it. We can surpass the strongest storms and the most destructive quakes.

 What we can do for Love.
We can achieve greater things.

Yes, we are all God's Children.
We belong to Him.
  God Bless Us all and Viva Pit Senyor to all of you!
Viva Pope Francis!
Glory be to God!

What have you learned from this post? What are you thoughts and feelings about the Papal Visit to the Philippines?

Let me know in the comments down below.
Hope you have a great day ahead and thanks for reading.

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Styling with An NFL Jersey: Tropical Edition

Hi Mommsies!

Trying to be fashionable on game day can be somewhat of a challenge, so I created a look around an NFL jersey to show you my take!. I love jerseys! And definitely gave it a go.

Challenge: Pick a Jersey of your choice and build a perfect game day ensemble.
How I Styled: Pair the Jersey with shorts and Boots! sackbags and accesorize with a Black Beannie, accentuate the ensemble with stunning red stud earrings and a classy watch and I am ready to go!

styled using POLYVORE app via my smartphone

I am a big fan of big shirts - aside from being just comfy and fashionable Jerseys are just awesome to incorporate, right? So, If I were to attend/cheer for my team to an NFL day game, this is how my outfit would go like. I love to give height to my short physique so high heeled boots would be perfect.

 If you wanna know what Jerseys, I picked out.. Here are some of them.

I'd definitely pick these Jerseys below in place of the above one that I used in the above picture.
 I love the design and the color combination, plus I like that my top are loose so I would be more comfortable for the day. 

I also like to pair this one.
I love the design and color of this one.
If you were to design your own NFL game day ensemble, how would you design it? What color combos are you up for? Let me know in the comments down below. 

For more NFL Jerseys and Sports apparel pls visit this link: http://www.fanatics.com/NFL_Jerseys

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This is My Year

Hi Mommsies!

Happy New Year to all of you.

Thanks for being a part of my 2014, it was a year of many struggles and battles won.
It was a year of hardship and a year full of good realizations.

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This 2015, I wish for all of us to prosper in our passions, family, and most of all ourselves in making our motherhood journey a much brighter one.
my 2015 goals =)
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Let's shake off the negativity and learn from one another.

This is my year.
This is our year.
Happy 2015 my friends!

To all my fellow mom Bloggers out there, Cheers to us!

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How my #Christmas2014 went [in photos] - Part 2

My OOTD on that day, Jumpsuit/Romper - thrifted bought this at Ukay Shopeteer online you can check them out at FB =)
My vest/bolero is also thrifted bought it for 10 pesos only. yes im not kidding i'm good at thriftshopping.
The Flipflops, bought them at 138 downtown in Colon for only 200 (buy one take one) the other pair is colored sky blue..

I think this is already in the part 1 sorry, that i posted this again here. i just loved the curly tops chocolates. And they were all consumed before our team party finished.

My OOTD for our HR wide party, I was a contestant/team rep for the contest called diva night?
I forgot but it was a contest of Karaoke singing. I loved singing but singing wasn't really loving me. hehe
SHOE: borrowed from my niece..
Vest: Thrifted
DRESS: Department Store find, wore this also during Adi's birthday, bought it for 600 pesos only.
WATCH; Unisilver - c/o Hubby

I felt so Diva-ish on this ensemble. Thanks Chris for taking my picture. 

The DIVA Stage

I went home happy and full. Thanks team for this.

And here are Adi's gifts -- shoes from hubby and Spiderman Slip-ons from his Tita Lea
Thank you from Adi and me

Taken during our Company Year end party. Howdy Y'all!
Cowboy themed party and i love goin Boho.. I love this peeps!

Photo taken at Marco Polo Hotel.
HAT: C/o my cousin.
TOP: Thrifted
PANTS: Department Store Find
BOOTS; Which is not shown here, sorry I was not able to take a shot of it (c/o my aunt). I'll post the
photos when i get them.

A closer look at my fabulous hat. And my FOTN

Dressing up for the occasion seemed to attract luck that I won this baby.
Though I gave it to Allen the hubby since it was just too big for my arms. =)

Adi was wearing this shirt and shorts when i got home. Thanks hubby for the gift.
Angayan kaayo c Adi.

I had a blast, hope you did too.. I can't believe that it is already 2015 and I have been blogging for 6 years. Thanks to all my readers for the support.
Please comment down below if you liked this post. I'll be having a giveaway very soon. So hope you'll stick around.

I'll post the New Year photos soon.. Take Care Mommsies!


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Mommy Talks: Pregnancy Tips

Hi Mommsies!

Welcome back. I hope you had a great vacation with your families.
Today, Adi has been really behaved and more of a grown up boy already. He has been showing signs of independence and wants to do things on his own. He has grown a lot. I'm happy and grateful for yet another year coming our way. Having a child is exciting and to me it is but a blessing. 

Having a child is never a joke. And being a mom is never an easy task. I keep on saying that cause it has been 2 years and the times got more and more hectic nowadays. Planning for your family is the best way to outdo it.

Having baby number 2 is well part of it. But both hubby and I decided to have another addition hopefully by the time that we already wed in front of the Altar. Church wedding is on top of our list after we were civilly wed last July.

If you are in your baby planning phase now and wanted some help, well here is the answer to pregnancy woes. 

Some couples who are in their trying to conceive journey may have a hard time getting pregnant. Some of them just don’t know where to startPregnancytips.org has a few steps you can do in order to boost your chances of conceiving. 

1. Track your ovulation. For women, it’s very important to get to know your body. Ovulation is a small window of opportunity that you have where you are most fertile, that could last for about 2-4 days only. You may want to be able to make sure the sperm is able to catch the egg on that short window of opportunity to boost your chances. You can use an ovulation predictor kit, a basal body thermometer or an online ovulation calculator to help you pinpoint your ovulation days. 

2. Protect your sperm. For men, it’s important to keep your sperms healthy by making sure you avoid the sperm killers such as Jacuzzis, saunas and hot tubs as well as using laptops on your lap for a long time. 

3. Stay healthy. Make sure you and your partner get rid of the bad habits like junk foods, smoking and alcohol. Make sure to have fruits and vegetables in your diet, they play an important role in boosting your fertility.

You might want to check out their site for more info and tips including Pregnancy Symptoms, Baby and Toddler Care and much more. They also have tools such as Pregnancy Calculator, Due Date Calculator and Ovulation Calculator to help you track your journey.

Isn't that a breeze?

Happy Planning mommsies! 

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#Christmas2014 Part 1

Hi Mommsies!

I missed all of you. How was your week?

I know your all very excited right? It is Christmas once again. As for us here in the Philippines,
Christmas is a Fun-filled Celebration.
It is the most exciting wonderful time of the year as we get to spend more time with our loved ones. Celebrate the season of love and giving.
A time of the year where we get to give and receive gifts. Spend our bonuses and enjoy it with our families.

As for me, I'd spend it by paying off my debt first. Here is to hoping a debt-free 2015, ayt?
Yeah, much of my Christmas bonus gets to that. But I'm hoping I get to save some too for Adi.

As a working mom it is inevitable to not be part of the ever famous and much-anticipated Christmas Party. In the Compnay where I work for, I had the chance to be able to join and enjoy three awesome parties!
There were 3 parties. Yes, not one but 3. Year-end Party, Departmental Party and the Area Party. Woohoo! Amazing noh?

So much of the merry making, I got one problem.
I just can't seem to get a hold of time. I have been busy with family-life and my work. That is why I have not been blogging for quite some time. I was also thinking of doing another giveaway but didn't make it so maybe I'll try again by January 2015. *fingers-crossed*

Since then, I have been hooked to IG (instagram) on my mobile phone. I love the app soo much!
I can easily share my photos and updates to my 3Fs (friends, family, followers). It saves me so much time. I can easily tap the buttons and off they go sync to my FB and twitter accounts. See? isn't it just a breeze.

the boss' gift from cafe george (what's inside: cassava cake that's soo tasty) =)

the party poppers. colorful balloons for our department party at Handuraw

my gift for my kris kringle =)

paper boat for our nautical party theme. Cute DIY idea 
cute bear from Baby Bench given to us by our TL. =)

What i got. Wish truly granted. I loved it!
the great food. Than you Lord for this awesome meal

The place and the food at Handuraw was bliss. I truly enjoyed our NAUTICAL PARTY there!

P.S. Bonus Post:
 when I got home this Hubby was just super happy. I guess it is because he won the raffle from their Company Christmas Party. Well, my inner guts are really to be trusted. As he was texting me about it I said 'you should join the party, pa. you'll never know you might win in the raffle. just shake off the thing (he will leave his job by Jan 2015 since he was terminated by his employer.' As for me, I am partly happy and sad. Happy that he will get to spend more time with me and Adi and sad that I will have to shoulder now most of our household expenses. More challenges and we only get even stronger as a family. Right mommsies?
Excuse this photo, of Adi and our bed so much of a havock I was trying to capture my hubby's new toy.
He got it from their Company party raffle. It was just the most exciting Christmas for him, Coz aside from that he also got himself a brand new Samsung S4. Yeah, Spell Jealous of me.

Over all, I am still blessed and I'm grateful for all the blessings!
Stay blessed Mommsies! Enjoy your #Christmas2014 and thanks for reading. Stay tuned for the Part 2 of this series, ha?

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A Trip to the Enchanted Kingdom - Photo blog (Day 2 of Manila Trip)

Hi Mommsies! How are ya'll doin?
It has been a while and I haven't yet posted any part 2s on the latest blog post series.
Well anyway, sharing with you some of my adventure at the ever famous amusement park in the Philippines found here in Laguna, the Land of the Enchanted -- Enchanted Kingdom.

I have been really meaning to get myself out there. To finally travel.
That was my first time to. Not minding to master my Tagalog speaking skills. I miss this place.

And as I type this blog post, I am still reminiscing the days that I get to spend there.
I guess that's what travelers feel when they get to a place for the first time. It's like the feeling of wonder.
An urge to wander. the thing they call -wanderlust. Now I know how that exactly feels.

It was a moment. A moment in my life that I don't want to miss out.
Although deep down inside, I am badly missing Adi, I miss him so much that very day.
That I was so jealous of the other moms out there with their family, and most specially they are with their kids.

Somehow, I just imagined how it'd feel traveling with him and my hubby. Well, just wishful thinking noh?

Anyways, maybe someday i'd be able to do that. Someday. So, i'll go over and list that down in my bucket list. 

trying out the EKstreme Tower. It had me shaking and it really was a great ride. =) It'll literally lift you out of your seat.

The place was kinda hot so we just waited before riding the other rides. 
Stayed in this spot for quite sometime to cool down. in the picture are my colleagues' children. they are really adorable and they speak fluent english. yeah talk of nosebleed.. =)

with mami zen and gee, my mommy colleagues with their kiddos. picture2 before riding 

a shameless selfie. =) pardon the face though

Shuttle Service Schedule
Here is the Day 1 of our Trip.

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