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Monday, 27 July 2009


Sunday, 26 July 2009


Yeah, I know it's already late, but it's better late than never. Last Wednesday, my hubby celebrated his 29th birthday and my father celebrated his 58th last Friday. My two most important men celebrating their birthdays on the same month. I really think that they have something in common. They are both quiet and, shall I say, submissive?!

As I am away from home, I was only able to greet my father on the phone. I also sent him stuff from Red Ribbon. Yes, you can order from Red Ribbon online and have it delivered where you want to. The price is quite affordable compared to this site, even with 10% processing fee per item ordered. You also get to pick the date and the time you want it to be delivered. For my father, I ordered his favorite ube cake, carbonara and empanada. The variety for their platters-to-go is not that wide, because not all of Red Ribbon's items are available on the website. However, they have a wide variety of cakes and pastries to choose from.

For my Papi, I gave him Bvlgari Aqva for his birthday. The scent is sweet, yet still masculine. I got this for a bargain. He told me that he wanted a perfume for his birthday, but he did not tell me the particular brand that he wanted. I decided to give him Issey Miyake, but it was not available in the shop. Then there was Polo, Hugo and Perry Ellis. However, it was Bvlgari Aqva that caught my attention and pleased my olfaction.

So last Friday, I decided to cook kabsa as a post dinner celebration for their birthdays.

I wish I could have given them both a birthday bash. Anyway, the fact that both of them were happy on their special day is enough for me.

Monday, 20 July 2009


These are my latest digiscrap layouts with, of course, my favorite model.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


My compulsion for buying these crystal accessories has not stopped yet. These are my latest buys.

This bracelet is made of jade which has the following properties:

  • Atracts love.
  • Attracts money.
  • Strengthens mental faculties and assists in clear reasoning.
  • Guards against accidents and misfortune.
  • Helpful for kidney, heart and stomach complaints.
This one is a Sodalite bracelet. This stone is said to have the following properties:
  • Brings inner peace and harmony.
  • Stimulates endurance.
  • Harmonizes the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind.
  • Helps with thyroid problems.
  • Helps in communications and gives confidence in speaking.
Small as it may seem, this is my bracelet and not my child's. I must admit I have really small wrists. Its properties includes:
  • Helpful to people having a hard time with forgiveness, and in dealing with letting go of bitterness and resentment especially in relationships.
  • Relieves stress.
  • Encourages strength.
  • Gives courage.
  • Helpful in starting new friendships.

This is my baby's green agate bracelet.

This one, oh, I forgot the name of this stone, but don't you just love the color?

Since I started wearing these stones, I must admit that it has been somehow working for me. I think I should buy more of those jade ones...


After my lunch break, I saw this on my desk. Whooa! It's my Joppa grabbie. It has only been eight days to be exact since I placed my order. When not on sale, Joppa's grab bag costs around $20 plus the shipping fee. I bought this while they were having a sale, and I only paid around $12 including the shipping fee which, to my surprise, was $6. Come to think of it, I only paid $6 for this. Cheapers, ei?!

My grab bag includes Toffee foundie with puffer (5 g) Cranapple blusher (5 g baggie), Bahama Bronze foundie (1.4 g), Cool Copper foundie (1.4 g), Wintergreen eyeshadow (0.57 g), Frost eyeshadow (0.57 g), Promise eyeshadow/liner (0.57 g), Green tea and tea tree lotion sample, Lip Twist in Rhapsody, and glycolic cleanser.

They've also included this Hasassah eyeshadow freebie.

I also took the opportunity to order their 6-piece sampler which includes two blushers (Blushing Bride, Spice Berry), one concealer (Medium) and three foundations in jars (Bronzed Sienna, Tweed, and Buff). This samplers are for free, but you're only allowed to order one set per transaction.

I am really satisfied with my grab bag. Joppa really never ever failed me with their products. With their foundies, my face never becomes oily whenever I use it.

By the way, for those of you who want to avail of Joppa's grabbies, click here. I think the grab bags are still on sale at $18. It's really worth a try, believe me.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


Saturday, 11 July 2009


I had always been wanting to start this hobby for the longest time, but I couldn't afford it because of I lack the time firstly. Secondly, I still do not have my external hard drive to store all those sets that I will be using for this craft. I don't want my laptop to crash because I of system overload, hehehe...

Nonetheless, I still downloaded one set of template and tried out making one using PS Elements. I do not have any knowledge about Photoshop, etc. I just watched some videos in Youtube to be able to know its basic function...and taaa daaaa....this is the finish product of my first experiment.

There will be more to come as soon as I have my external drive.

Friday, 10 July 2009


I told my self that I will stop ordering online like a couple of weeks ago. Well, guess what? I wasn't able to keep my word for it and just gave in. I ordered another mystery grab bag from Joppa because I just couldn't resist their tempting offer. Imagine from $20 down to $12.80 plus free shipping, which they have stopped offering lately.

So I told myself to get this grabbie just now. I must admit, I should be proud of myself too because I have been able to stick to my no-buy mode for like three weeks, hahaha!

I paid a visit to Joppa's website just this morning and hey, the grab bag is now $18 and you have to shoulder the shipping fee. I guess, it's a good decision after all.

When I was browsing one of my regularly visit sites, Femalenetwork.com, I found out that Adorned With Grace is also having their 4th of July Clearance Sale. I checked out their site and took a look. The items that are (because there are still some left as we speak) on sale are those that they called the Ooopsies... meaning these are the colors that were discontinued or colors that were formulated but did not make their final line of colors.

As one will be getting like 20 sample baggies for only $3.00 or less, I decided to purchase like four grab baggies.

I've already received a notice from both Joppa and AWG that they have already shipped my orders last Wednesday. I can't wait to have them all.