From roots to wings.

Homeschooling is in our families' DNA, it seems. Since we were homeschooled by our parents in the 1990s, my brothers and I were used to being the "oddballs." Here we were, not in physical school, doing things like ministry work after studies, serving the urban poor...

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What if you could experience #LuxeLiving?

We had the opportunity to staycation at the Ascott Makati recently! It's not the first time we've stayed here, but it was the first time for us to experience the new look since the Ascott Makati's big renovation. We actually first noticed the renovations a couple of...

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Happy 1st birthday, Spectrum Manila!

Happy 1st birthday, Spectrum Manila!

My friend Aly Arellano and her mom Pia's passion project, Spectrum Fair Manila, is one year old! Happy birthday, ladies! I remember being there for the first fair and not yet having a booth, not until our baby, Shophouse Coffee Co., became one of Spectrum's regular...

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It feels good to shop online and get my money back!

It feels good to shop online and get my money back!

This is a post for Shopback, a company that lets you earn cash back when purchasing from partner merchants! We used it to shop online, as you can see right here! I was invited to give Shopback a try some months ago. It’s a cashback site that pays you to shop with...

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Spectrum Summerrrrrrr!!!

Spectrum Summerrrrrrr!!!

I was going through my camera the other day, and I found this photo of my Krista during the last Spectrum Fair Manila, which was held Valentine's Day weekend. We spent our entire weekend there, as a family! It was an important weekend for our little band, because it...

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Femininity for today’s woman.

Femininity for today’s woman.

This is a guest post by Deanne Dimacali of Classy Musings. She was a client of mine for Blog Therapy, a new friend, and fellow believer in this renewed movement for femininity. I love what she has written for us today, and I hope it also resonates with you, especially...

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Be In Full Bloom at Spectrum Fair Manila

Be In Full Bloom at Spectrum Fair Manila

I love gatherings and events that are thoughtful and well-planned, beautifully designed and a pleasure to attend. This is why I loved the concept of Spectrum Fair Manila, the Philippines' first ever "indoor outdoor" fair experience, which debuted last September...

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Retreat and Go: Flow in the City at Aruga Rockwell

Retreat and Go: Flow in the City at Aruga Rockwell

I tend to gravitate toward a holistic, less conventional approach to health and wellness. This is why these Flow in the City events have been on my radar since I first saw their eye-catching posters sometime ago. The yoga lifestyle, the beach inspired products, the...

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Christmasing with the Kids

Christmasing with the Kids

I didn't think I would enjoy toy shopping that much until Vito started to show interest in the toy store section of the department store. It's like a museum day for him, more than anything else. I've written about how we've instilled in him the discipline of "look,...

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