Recipe: Easy Chicken & Pea Stew

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We used to have this stew all the time growing up. It's true comfort food for me. Now, I can make it for my family! I made some adjustments on the ingredients though, to make the dish a bit more healthy (i.e. wholewheat instead of white flour; half the amount of olive oil; olive oil-based butter; low sodium chicken broth instead of chicken cube). It's an ... Continue Reading

Wanted: Mommy Friends

Does the title sound like an ad? Yes, it's true: I want mommy friends. Sure, I love my friends, those whom I grew up with and shared my most intimate secrets, joys, pains and triumphs with. But after being a mom for over a year, I've been on the lookout for a while for moms who, like me, are trying to balance work (in my case, working at home), motherhood, ... Continue Reading

Busy Sunday

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Today is one of those Sundays that feels like a weekday... no, maybe like a Saturday.It's my sister-in-law's baby shower. So today, I will be cooking with my mom, preparing our family home's lanai (terrace) for the event, which will be this afternoon.Can I just say that I love that invitation? My other sister-in-law designed it:The theme was inspired by ... Continue Reading

Giveaway: Mustela Stelaprotect Cleansing Foam

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I realize that it's been a while since I dropped by to blog. Yikes. And to think this March my blog will be one year old. I need to step up! And so, I have decided to make up for my lack of updates by way of a giveaway, the first on Dainty Mom. Throughout the last few months, nice people and generous souls have given me gifts. I think it's only ... Continue Reading

5 Things I Like About the Nail Spa {Review}

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I am a nail spa whore. Pardon the term, but I am. I've been to several around town, but I have to say that, for the overall experience, my favorite spot to date is the Nail Spa in the Edsa Shangri-La Mall. I've since been thrice, and I plan to make a regular habit of it! I love the idea that every time I hit the Nail Spa, I'll come out feeling relaxed, ... Continue Reading

Fridge-less

So, our refrigerator broke down. AWESOME (sarcasm intended). I began to notice there was a problem when, just a day ago, I placed a bowl of milk in the freezer to ice up for a bit (I like my milk super cold when I eat it with cereal.). Usually, the milk gets chilled to an icy goodness after five minutes or so. That night, I noticed it took longer, and ... Continue Reading