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Star Margarine: Dino-rrefic Story Book!

I am a Star Margarine kid.  I grew up with Star Margarine on my bread and on my rice.  I would remember asking my mom to buy Star Margarine so I would never run out of Star Rice every meal time.  Hahaha! I'm glad now, I can share this love of Star Margarine with Kailee!  She loves the Caramel flavor of Star Margarine - and honestly, I also do!  We were both amazed on how good it was.  So, every morning - Kailee would have bread with Star Margarine Caramel for breakfast.  There was a time that I scrambled and looked for a supermarket that sold it, as the supermarkets nearby didn't have it.  I remember buying 6 pieces just to make sure that we won't run out!  Hahaha.. Kailee in her *gadget phase* she would almost always ask to borrow the iPad or my phone.  I most of the time decline because I feel that the content of what they are watching/doing are blech.  When school started, she would ask for my laptop because she wanted to read.  She would go to this certain site and

Refreshing Strawberry Cake from Strawberries & Cream PH

Strawberries are my FAVORITE fruit in the whole wide world.  Every where I go, it's strawberries that I look for.  That's why I was so excited to see my friend Mira's venture into this tin cakes thingy!  I just had to contain my excitement and wait till I finished my *ge-lai* to order. One Sunday I was pleasantly surprised that this bronze-y tin can arrived. The aroma of the strawberries were heavenly, I wanted to dig in immediately - but first, I needed to take pictures.  They use FRESH strawberries for their cakes and that tells you something - quality!  I knew I had to take a bite.  I was honestly thinking if there was a technique of some sort on how to take the first bite - how to make that first scoop, but then - there was really no one way - so I simply let my spoon dig in. And I scooped again.  And again.  And again.  It's really light, just the right amount of sweet, the cream is a perfect balance to the soft chiffon and fresh strawberries.  I r

Yaya Diaries: Faustina Aloro Part 1 - Red Flags that we choose to ignore

One of the things I REALLY REALLY dislike is poor listening skills.  I was taught to listen carefully, all throughout my schooling life and life on this earth - I was taught to LISTEN. And so when people around me don't listen - well, I get a bit irritated.  I get more agitated when it is I that is giving instructions and I have to repeat it more than two times.  It really gets to me, as in really gets to me. Last week, I found myself with just one helper in the house - Yaya B.  By some sort of grace, I was sent one by a recruiter.  Yes, it was a risk - but I was desperate, so I took her in.  There have been red flags while I was interviewing her - but as you know, when one is desperate - one is willing to forego those red flags. Red Flag #1 When I asked the helper, how many employers she has had in her lifetime of work.  One would immediately answer, because I feel that you will remember all of them, right?  Well, she fell silent, and it was an awkward silence - and so the

AEROBLU Footwear Review + GIVEAWAY!!

It was only in the last decade that I realized how important footwear was.  I used to value more what a footwear looks on my feet compared to how it feels when I wear it.  It was always tiis ganda when it came to footwear for me.  But then as I became older, it was comfort over fashion.  But it was tough - as most of the time, fashion and comfort don't go well together - meaning, not all comfortable shoes are pretty on the feet therefore it won't go well with the over-all look.  I'm quite happy that in the recent years - comfort and fashion have somehow come together to give us, the best of both worlds. For the last nine months, I have found it quite difficult to find the right kind of footwear.  Being pregnant added a bit more weight on the feet, ang hirap pa.  Yung usual na shoes na gamit ko, hindi ma umuubra!  Napapagod ako ng madalas, sumasakit yung tuhod and yung lower back ko.  Umabot na sa point na I would go buy insoles, just so lumambot yung tinatapakan ko sa s

honestbee for Moms & Babies - LIFESAVER!

Oh gosh, been on gelai and that means - NOT GOING OUT AT ALL. But you know, life goes on. Needs have to be met. Things need to be bought. I am soooo thankful and GRATEFUL for honestbee as it helped me with things that I needed while on maternity house arrest (gelai).  I am able to buy what I need and what the baby needs, all with just taps on my phone.  So convenient, right?  WONDERFUL!  I can't be more thankful now more than ever - caring for a newborn + bigger kids' logistics + needs at home, well - it's a nightmare. The solution - honestbee to the rescue!! honestbee is the perfect app for moms wanting the best for their babies Moms always want to provide the best for their babies. They nourish them with the best food, use the safest products, and dress them in stylish and comfortable clothes. But sometimes being supermom isn’t always possible.   Braving the traffic, looking for parking, and lining up in the supermarket are only some of the hassles

Full Circle's Naturally Derived ALL PURPOSE CLEANER

Cleaning my Macbook's keyboard is a pain.  Why?  Because it's WHITE!  The macbook that I have is actually the black macbook - it's the old version, circa 2008 I think or prior - this was a hand me down from my Panget and I love it to bits.  Unfortunately, the original black keyboard - the letter T specifically was broken aside from the track pad.  I was very lucky to have it replaced for free by iStudio's Larry Ang.  I even wrote about it.   So you see, my keyboard is now white.  And as with ALL whites - they easily get dirtied.  I would always disinfect using alcohol BUT the discoloration was still there.  I can just imagine the germs that are on my keyboard.  Despite the discoloration, well I thought to myself - since I alcohol the keyboard twice a week, it's relatively clean enough.   But I still got bothered with the discoloration.  The white keyboard became an off-white keyboard.  I then tried using a sponge with alcohol - it still didn't work.  Wat

Castile Soaps Workshop by Islas Aromatics + So True Naturals

I have long been fascinated with making my own soap using natural ingredients.  I'm so happy that Islas Aromatics (the best source of your raw materials and ingredients) together with the So True Natural (Mia L. - one of the pioneer soap makers I know!) will have a work shop to share their know how on soap making! And it's happening on September 20, 2018 (Thursday) from 10am to 2pm in Valle Verde 3, Pasig City!  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn hands on with these two experts!  Workshop Fee is P8,500 see below what's in store for attendees! Hurry and sign up as slots are getting filled up fast!