We were entering the grocery store one day two weeks ago when we saw SM Hypermarket’s area where they display their products currently on sale and so as the ones with promo like buy this get this – something like that! LOL! Our ironing board took a bow right before its 10th year anniversary…yes! it literally took a bow! Imagine me using an ironing board with an uneven board – slanted board to be exact! Funny, right? Another fact is that the flat iron we have (even if we keep cleaning it) sticks to our clothes already. We have to clean and wipe (sometimes scrape) the bottom part so the stain will not transfer to our clothes. Added chore, tsk! =P
I went back to SM Hypermarket a week after and grabbed the deal! We purchased the ironing board and we got the Matrix flat iron for free. Not bad, right? I now somehow enjoy ironing our clothes without the iron sticking to the clothes and without the back pain after. haha! Goodbye bowing ironing board! We will have to think of something we can put you in good use. And, thank you for the 10 years! LOL!
Lalaloopsy has swept away girls’ and even Moms’ feet! OA? Just kidding! But honestly, this cute, trendy and colorful doll caught the eye of many. Moms and kids alike! Besides its pleasing appearance, you can really play with it, or if you have the soft doll type, just bring it along to complete your fashion statement! (referring to kids’ fashion statement Moms! )
Books were my gift to K last Christmas and she’s finished reading them all. My gift to Roey came a little late for December but it did not matter to her at all. When she saw this Lalaloopsy Soft Doll I purchased online from Shopping Galore , she fell in love with it! Her doll is Spot Splatter Splash which according to lalaloopsyland.wikia.com is one of the original Lalaloopsy dolls released last 2010. She is indeed adorable with her Yellow-Orange hair and Pink-Peach cheeks. Little Miss Roey immediately asked me to open the gift and hugged her new doll. She did not forget to say “Thank you, Mommy!”, and as always, she kissed me with her “I love you too!” (even if I did not say I love you to her).
Today’s kids are really lucky. I remember to have had just one Barbie doll when I was already 12 years old. Ha ha! Though I received several dolls as I was growing up, during our time, Barbie is the most sought-after or wished-for kind of doll.
Shopping Galore is an online shop owned by Sarah, Liv and Christine. this is where you can place pre-order of items from the U.S. and have them shipped right your doorsteps as soon as the items arrive from the U.S. Check out their site and browse through the many products they offer. And, by the way, they offer some promos too!
My tabletop electric oven was a gift. I have been eyeing a beautiful oven from the appliance center for a long time but saving to get it will take a lot longer. So, with a friend’s suggestion, and since I am not really planning on using it for business purposes (using it now just for my kids), I told Ronald (yes, he’s the financier for this oven) that I would go for this one.
I have been Pinterest inspired! As soon as I have read the manual for this tabletop oven, I started baking! I have had my share of baking failures but have a lot of successful ones too.
Most of my baked goodies were Chocolate and Banana flavored and Carrot too. I make them during weekends so it will be ready as school snack for my elder daughter, K. I would always let her bring more than she could eat so she can share some to her friends too. Or sometimes, I remind her to eat (if there are leftovers) as afternoon snack while she is travelling home bound.
Last Christmas season, I got the chance to frequently use my tabletop oven – served its purpose very well for some goodies which we made and gave as gifts. I am sure that this oven will last for quite long, besides it being durable (a testimonial of my baker friend, Iris of Project Happiness ), I have been extra careful using it. =)
Are you looking for something different and extra ordinary to give to your hubby, boyfriend, Dad or a male friend this Valentine? Ditch the idea of giving wallets, shirts or shorts since I am sure you have already given them that or those before. =P Try something useful and would give them the manly feel. Why not a tool box instead?
Tool boxes will help your man organize (screws, jack, pliers, electrical tapes, screwdrivers) just about everything they would use most of the time. Though these type of toolboxes are easy to find, make sure you get the ones that are durable enough to hold his stuff. Quality is still a priority in this kind of gift item, of course!
Another suggestion – wrap it with something pretty (should I say handsome since it is for a man? LOL) or sexy perhaps. Whoever the receiver is, he will sure not guess what’s inside. Make it a little extra special with a DIY gift wrap, in Valentine theme. With all these, your Dad or your man will sure give you a tight hug and a big huge smile.
Good luck and Happy Valentine!
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This sewing machine was my Mama’s last. I bought her this in replacement of an older Bother sewing machine. It was not her birthday nor there was a special occasion. I just felt that it is necessary for me to buy her a new one so she’ll stop doing the laundry and sew instead. At least, she will be able to make something new to wear or repair and re-purpose some old ones. She made an apron and some underwear shorts for my elder daughter. She made several blouses and summer dresses too.
My Mama was a dressmaker, businesswoman and a beautician during her younger and stronger days… I mean, when she was still alive. She was able to send me to school with all her abilities and “diskarte” in life. Being friendly and approachable is a big plus too. She always have that smile which will signal anyone that she’s a good and trustworthy person.
When I brought home this Brother sewing machine, I somehow saw an awkwardness in her smile and appreciation. It did not cross my mind that she’ll not make use of this one that much compared to her old tabletop machine and Singer sewing machine. This has become her last sewing machine. She passed away about 5 months after I bought her this. =(
Since she’s gone, who else will use this sewing machine but me! I made several pillowcases, and the Purple Skirt my daughter wore for a school contest.
I was so excited to start a new project early January I even went to Divisoria and bought few yards of cotton textile. I also found where to buy that cotton they use for vacuumed pillows and bought a kilo too. It’s just that when I opened the sewing machine and was eager to start, it would not work anymore. Rust stain is just everywhere, it is in every important part of the sewing machine. A sudden feeling of sadness hit me and then came memories of Mama which made me really sad. I should have taken care of her sewing machine in a better way. Someone advised me to use oil or wd40. I actually haven’t tried it, I kept the sewing machine again. When I no longer feel Blue, and when the crafty fairies come visit me again for ideas and inspiration, I’ll sure get back to it.