A Circus of a Birthday Party – Vito’s Fun 5th

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This precious little man turned 5 at the beginning of November. I can hardly believe sometimes that he is this big, smart, confident, friendly and talented. You know that song Something Good from The Sound of Music? Sometimes the lyrics come to me when I think about how well Vito turned out, despite me being such a busy mom. I know I haven't been there for ... Continue Reading

MomMe Time 2014

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Last October 15, I was invited to the MomMe Time 2014 event by Baby & Breakfast and Rica Peralejo of Wanders & Wonders. It was a special, mommies-only event that was organized by two of my favorite bloggers, Janna Simpao (of Bride & Breakfast, that gorgeous wedding inspirations blog!) and my friend and fellow blogging momma, Rica. They wanted to ... Continue Reading

A Simple Happy Day of Hearts

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We spent Valentine's Day at home today. Nothing special; just made some more Valentine cards for each other and our loved ones (which we've been doing the past two days), and this afternoon, we hied off to the nearby mall for some dessert. Ton and I had a fun time scanning the mall crowd for mushy couples and starry eyed high schoolers and college students ... Continue Reading

And the soul felt its worth.

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It's a different type of Christmas this year: My little boy has a fever. As I write this, he's lying in bed, finally asleep after fidgeting for a while. I suspect he's just fatigued, after a long day yesterday. (We spent the morning in Makati at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, where he played all morning; evening was spent at a party with Ton's relatives.) At ... Continue Reading

Christmas Decorations at Home

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We don't have a big home, but I enjoy keeping our home a happy, cozy abode, especially during Christmas time. If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know our house is in full-on holiday mode. I've been posting photos of our home, and of the little spaces within that I've decorated. This is my fifth Christmas I'm preparing for in my own home, with my ... Continue Reading

Advent Actitivies with the Kids

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The Advent wreath on my mom's dining table in their home; my niece, Summer, blowing out one of the candles after the Advent prayers. In our family, the season of Advent is a whole different experience. The traditions around this season of the Church year have been ingrained in us since we were kids. My first memory of us saying prayers around the Advent ... Continue Reading