Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Gratitude # 23

Last week passed by in a whirl but it was still full of gratitude for me. 

Grateful for family 

I am grateful for small moments with my family. B gave Khali a bath and M and I worked together to create his food photography portfolio. 

Grateful for the Opportunities

I am so thankful that I remain blessed and that I can be a blessing to others as well. Husband and I are working in tandem to create food photos for small businesses. The gratitude that they show simply warms my heart. 

I am also thankful to the brands who have sent stuff and those that have formed a paid collaboration with me and my platform in the past week. 

Lenovo Yoga and Windows 11

TicTac Share the Gentle Vibes

I AM Worldwide

Silka Body Lotion

DITO Telecommunity


Sante Barley

Hope Matters 


Grateful for Experiences

I also got to write at a cafe last week, something that I have not been able to do for some time now. It felt familiar and strange at the same time. The two year pandemic has definitely made a big impact on how things are done and what used to be a mundane, ordinary thing is now something that's become a treat.

I had time to sort out the attic and actually rearrange a couple of things. I thought that I needed a change in space because I wasn't able to accomplish things that I wanted and I read that sometimes, a change in how things are arranged can change the way things work. 

I also finally understood how the whole chair cover works. I realized that the reason the previous ones did not fit is that I threw out the styrofoam boards.  DON'T DO THAT! Haha. 

It looks so nice no? If you'd like to also buy your own sofa cover, you can get it here

Grateful for friends, old and new.

I also had some friends who came over and visited so these were good times and I got the chance to meet a member of my Diamond Painting PH Facebook Group

I also was approached for a paid collab with a brand that I've been using and I'll soon be reviewing lipsticks again so I'm really excited about this. 

I'd also like to brag a bit about my husband. He finally got on Tiktok and he actually went viral. His 6th video has over 600k views. I am blown away.  

I knew that his content would be really good but I didn't think he would go viral that early. Do follow him for more PhotoJourn Tips

Lastly, I'd like to ask for a simple prayer. I'm still in the middle of finding a corporate job so it would be really appreciated if you could say a prayer that I find one that will enable me to continue helping the people that I am helping and to provide for my family. 

Thank you and to my readers, please know that I am grateful for you. 

Monday, March 21, 2022

Gratitude # 22

It's been two weeks and I still don't have a job. Yet, I have so many things to be grateful for. 

We are all safe and sound. We all have good health and we're still able to eat more than 3x a day. These are more than enough reasons to be grateful. 

B passed all of his exams for the week. He was whining about it but at the end of the day, he studied and he passed every single one. To be honest, I never doubted he would. He also went out and met friends which I know he was very happy about. 

I forced myself to not worry too much and trust that he can handle himself since he's already 16. 

M and I also had a date night last 14th because it was our monthsarry. We've been together for 4 years and 3 months now. 

We also took Khali to the mall for the first time and we had dinner at a Japanese place named Tenya. 

Khali was so behaved the entire time we were at the mall. He wore his masks, held on to our hands, and did not go off running everywhere. He also ate a lot of the soba noodles from Tenya and the tempura. 

Yesterday, Ninang Jen visited and took off a lot of the stuff that I needed to let go of. She ended up taking home about 6 huge eco bags of clothes and other things. Afterward, we had samgyupsal at Wagyuniku and we even got Kirk to join us. 

I love that I am able to spend time with family and also have time for my art, diamond painting. This one is called Harana and it's a licensed art from a Pinoy artist. 

Lastly, I had so many packages from PRs and brands that I am just so grateful for all of them. Yes, until now, I still feel giddy when I receive PR packages. 

I look forward to opening them, posting about it, and just being really thankful that these brands continue to trust me and believe in my blog. 

I'm super happy about NIDO since Khali will be switching to NIDO very soon and they sent me 3 big boxes of it. The Mom in me is over the moon. 

Greenwich Seafood Offerings

M2 Malunggay is more on my Instagram but what I loved about this is that the ready to drink bottles were so good and the Shing-a-ling was just amazing. I wanted to hoard like a mad person. 

Shopee also sent out one of their boxes and as you all know, every time a Shopee haul is sent, it just means HAPPINESS! 

We also got to enjoy the newest flavor from Pizza Hut, the CHEESY PIMIENTO

Kamuning Bakery also sent a lot of bread and we had fun sharing these with friends and neighbors.

My sponsored outfits from SHEIN also arrived and I am just so happy. Most of them were actually quite loose because I apparently lost weight but every single one was just so gorgeous! 

Metro Store had a sale and I was so happy to find out that they also had the ref storage that everyone has been going gaga over. It is gorgeous. 

I shared some of the tea and capsule with my Ninang Jen because I believe that she needed it more than I did but kept the Turmeric Plus for M and me. Our gout needs it. 

We also received some thank you's from Foster Care because we supported their event back in January. It feels nice to be remembered no?

Our friends from Fuentes Manila also remembered us and sent a lot of coffee and a personalized mug. Sadly it said Kap and not Kat but I'm okay. M is using it in the press office. 

M was also given this in an event he covered. B already took the power bank but I got the keep the earpods. 

The ones that really made me smile though are these two packages since they are both for Khali. 

This one is from Unilove and we do use everything that's shown in this photo.

This one is from Kleenfant and I discovered them almost 1.5 years ago and I have loved their wipes. I didn't know that they also have laundry detergent for babies now so I'm excited to try these out. 

To sweeten the end of the week, M received 2000 SM GC from an event and I won 2000 SM GC in a contest. We now have budget for our groceries in April. 

What's not to be grateful for?

Sunday, March 20, 2022

UniLove Baby Wipes Summer Edition is Available on Shopee

Ever since Khali had a bout with gastroenteritis, I have become more obsessed with keeping him clean and fresh at all times. This is why when I learned that UniLove Baby Wipes is available on Shopee, I made sure that I got my hands on it.  

I use the UniLove wipes on almost everything because from keeping skin fresh and clean to eliminate germs and bacteria, Uni-Care's Uni-love Summer Special ensures my son's well-being, all the time! This is really important to me because I was so traumatized when he got sick due to a bug in his stomach which he most likely got from eating something dirty. 

I also like that it's suitable for hands, face, and body, and for the nappy area, UniLove Baby Wipes Summer Edition (Boy) is natural, mild, provides effective cleansing for your baby's delicate skin, and also helps prevents rashes.

These days, it's really important that we surround ourselves with things that can keep our babies safe. Download the Shopee app if you haven't and make sure to take advantage of the discounts that will be given this March 24 on Shopee's Brand Spotlight!  

Friday, March 18, 2022

Go Natural joins Shopee's #TatakPinoy Virtual Trade Fair and Offers up to 20% Discount

Go natural and go local! 

This is probably the best description that I can think of when it comes to Go Natural's supplements and teas that are readily available for order via their Shopee official store. 

Now that I am no longer as young as I used to be, I need supplements that can help keep me healthy and vitamins that can help me take care of my achy bones. 

Turmericap Plus 507mg Capsules Blister Pack of 90

As we age, the cartilage in our joints also wears away, and inflammation of our joints becomes more common. This can be very painful and when we have to move around, it can be a nightmare to deal with. It's a good thing that we have supplements that can help ease this. 

Turmericap Plus is an FDA-approved natural food supplement that helps curb inflammation in our joints.

It is naturally formulated with the goodness of these ingredients:

- Turmeric helps ease inflammation as well as is rich in antioxidants

- Ginger that helps treat nausea

- Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties

- Capsaicin helps relieve pain and normalize blood sugar

- Black Pepper helps aid in the absorption of Turmeric into the body

Guyamaax Herbal Food Supplement 500mg Capsules Blister Pack of 30

Guyamaax is an herbal supplement containing the combination of Natures’ finest anti-oxidants which can prevent free radicals that causes premature aging, decreased mental function, and deprived immune system. Guyabano contains substances that can improve intestinal health, Vitamin C boosts the immune system, Turmeric and Mangosteen contains powerful antioxidants to improve mental health and maintain healthy skin.

DeLite Herbal Tea in All Variants (Bundle of 3)

DeLite Herbal Tea is a delicious way to enjoy traditional, healthy, and 100% Filipino tea. It comes in three flavors: Ampalaya, Salabat, and Turmeric. All three have no artificial flavorings and fat.

Infused with Calamansi (Philippine Tropical Lime), this healthy and delightful drink is void of any bitterness, only enjoyable tanginess due to the strong Calamansi presence.

I take these at night before I go to sleep to help me calm my head and to give the supplements ample time to work their magic on me. 

I believe that with all these as part of our daily regimen, we'd be able to fight off diseases and old age symptoms easier. Make sure to download the Shopee App if you still don't have it and order your own set for a healthier you. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

5 Plants You Can Grow in Hanging Planters

In most gardens, plants are usually planted on the ground as the soil provides nutrients, shelter, and protection. Putting your favorite greens in pots or plant beds is also the most efficient way to raise healthy plants both indoors and outdoors.

While the conventional way of keeping plants is in pots, you don’t have to keep them on the ground always. That said, hanging your greeneries is a creative and space-saving way to display them indoors or outdoors. And if you’re still undecided on which of your plants to hang on the balcony of your house for rent in Biñan Laguna, here are five plants you should consider putting in hanging planters:


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Succulents are perhaps the favorite of many plant parents are they are easy to maintain and quite hardy. They also come in different sizes, shapes, and colors, making them perfect accents for windowsills, coffee tables, and dining tables of a house for rent in Manila worth 5k.

Hang your succulent plants close to an indirect source of light, such as a window or on a shady spot by your porch. Doing so will give them ample light and air without exposing them to harsh weather conditions.


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Yes, you can actually grow strawberries without keeping them planted in a bush bed! Strawberries are related to the rose, which means it is possible to grow them as hanging plants. And while they are summer fruits, hanging strawberries will thrive better in colder areas, such as the gardens of houses for rent in Manila worth 5k.

If you plan on growing several strawberries, hang them in a line on a sunny spot in your garden. That way, you’ll have a hanging berry bush with happy and healthy strawberry fruits.


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Also called Devil’s Ivy, pothos is a popular creeper plant for beginner and expert plantitos and plantitas. They require low light and can thrive with little to zero maintenance. Pothos also grow quite fast, so creating a hanging vine aesthetic in your home won’t be a challenge. You’ll also have lovely hanging plants that purify your air from dust, allergens, and harmful compounds.

Pothos plants may be low-light greens, but that doesn’t mean they can thrive without sunlight. Place them in a partially sunny area in your home. Trim a few leaves and stems when they grow too long to maintain the shape of your pothos plants.

Creeping Thyme

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Thyme is a perennial Mediterranean herb perfect for seasoning food and decorating indoors. If you’re after a creeping vine aesthetic for your kitchen, choose a creeping or prostrate thyme plant for your hanging basket. They’ll cascade like waterfalls and provide an apothecary-like setting in your kitchen area.

Creeping thyme plants require full sun to grow fully, so it is best to hang them close to your window to promote healthy and happy herbs. Thyme can also be planted any time of the year, so you’ll have a supply for your soups and salads all year round.

Boston Fern

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Ferns are another popular plant that requires low maintenance and lots of sunlight, perfect for a house for rent in Biñan Laguna! They’re also known to purify indoor air and repel some bugs. Hanging these in your home may promote a clean and safer environment for you and your kids. 

While Boston ferns are low maintenance and love sunny areas, it is vital to keep their soil moist for optimal growth. Instead of spritzing or sprinkling, place your potted fern in a dish of water. Hang them back when the plant has absorbed all of the water. Repeat this step whenever your ferns’ soil is dry to the touch.

Hanging plants is a creative way to decorate the corners and walls of your home. You’ll also save floor space while raising beautiful plants for your indoor garden. Select from these five plants to put in your hanging planters. 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Gratitude # 21

This week was a nightmare and yet, I am truly grateful.

Last weekend started with Khali being sick. He threw up for 12 hours straight and did not eat anything so Sunday, we were at his pedia trying to find out what was happening to him. Thankfully, because he was very healthy, he was able to survive his bout with gastroenteritis unscathed. Apparently, he ate something that had some bacteria on it and his body was rejecting it. 

Monday came and M was off to what would turn out to be a week-long assignment because the media team of a presidentiable made mistakes in the booking. Sheesh. 

It was challenging being the only one to take care of Khali at night. He pooped like there was no tomorrow and it was watery. Multiple times too. Imagine having to clean that up while making sure that baby does not wake up while also making sure that the poop does not spillover. Nightmare! 

This went on for 3 days. On the 3rd day, I made the mistake of drinking ice-cold Coke on an empty stomach. I was instantly reminded of my age. I suffered severe acid reflux. 

When I tell you that I was reminded of my age, I am telling you that I first suffered from headaches. Then it was vomiting. After, it was severe back pain. I couldn't eat. I would vomit and be almost lifeless but when nighttime comes, I had to have energy because Khali needed me. 

All I wanted to do was crawl somewhere, lay down, cry, and die. 

However, that was not an option. 

I had to get better. Thankfully, I dragged myself to meet a friend and she had medicine with her for this ailment. This is how I know God works in mysterious ways. My friend needed me and so even though I felt like the dead and most likely looked like one, I went to meet her. Lo and behold, she had medicine. 

Finally, I got better and I was still able to do some side jobs. Now, M is back and I couldn't be happier. 

Everything is right in the world again. f