i shop, i save, iprice

One of the best things about online shopping is that you have the convenience of shopping at the comforts of your home. Hubby's birthday is coming up and so I am here, surfing the net on what best gift I could give the love of my life. 

Then, guess what? I stumbled upon iprice. What an awesome site! 

Home Remodeling 101: How to Get Started

If you’re like a lot of people who have lived in the same house for years and years, you’ve said the words “I need to remodel my home now” to yourself several times. After all, living in the same space that feels outdated or like it isn’t serving your best interests can be a frustrating experience. 

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Trev's Moving Up Ceremony 2015

Trev was two years and seven months when we enrolled him in a play school nearby. He has always loved school since then. And time flew by so fast, last week, we attended his first ever Moving Up Ceremony. 

The playschool where he was enrolled at only caters toddlers (Active Tots Level) and preschoolers (Junior and Senior Nursery Level). Trev belonged to the Active Tots Level. He's met and made friends with a lot of kids of different ages and interests. A happy school year it has been. 

During the ceremony, Trev was in his happy mood, which I was really thankful about. Haha! When it was their turn to do their dance number, he was all out and very active. He danced to his heart's delight. So, so adorable! 

During their first dance number. They had two. :-)
For the toddlers, the theme was Hawaiian
, that was why they were wearing floral.
Credits to his classmate's parents for this pic. :-)


Trev's First Trip To The Cinema

Before this, I can't really remember the last time hubby and I watched a movie at the cinema. It's really been a loooong while. Before we got married, our usual hang out would be at the movie house since my then-BF (now my husband) loves watching movies. It was one of our bonding moments.

When we got married and I eventually got pregnant, we totally set that aside. We still watch movies every now and then, but at the comforts of our own home now. You see, it's a challenge to go to the movie house with a baby in tow you know, haha! No, seriously, aside from the fact that we find movie tickets already expensive now, at least for us, (knowing that we're now a single-income family since I resigned from work after I gave birth), we couldn't just make a trip to the cinema just like that since we have a little tot with us. And even if we could squeeze in the tickets (for a movie that is suited for our son's age) into our budget, one of the things we're actually considering is that our son might not like it inside since it's dark and the sound might be too loud for him. So, we always pass on the idea.

Until last December (yes, this post is long overdue, ooppsie!). When I found out that SM Cinema is offering free movies and one of the movies might suit our son's taste, I thought, maybe it's time for him to try. Just this once lang naman. So, long story short, off we went to Waltermart for Trev's first ever movie house experience.

Lots of people in line to watch the movie, too. Yes, that's the poster of the movie. We watched Thunder and the House of Magic. :-)


You Are My Sunshine!

I know I have been silent for quite a while now. My hands are so full of this little boy but please don't get me wrong, I am loving every minute of it. 

I am hoping though that I could still squeeze in some time to blog because I have lots and lots of things that I would love to share with all of you. I really apologize for the hiatus as I enjoy and cherish these moments with my little prince. :-) 

Anyway, here's one of the many videos I have been taking of my son. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :-)

Their school's Moving Up Day is coming really soon and I am one excited Nanay. It's been a wonderful first year of schooling for our son. We will be enrolling him this summer on the same school and I am pretty sure he will enjoy all the upcoming activities. :-)

Thank you, EverydayMe!

The other day, I received free samples from EverydayMe. I actually signed up months ago that I totally forgot I registered. Haha! Sorry.

It's been a while so to my surprise, I was so happy when the courier came knocking at our door steps with these goodies! 

 That's my boy! :-)

Creating a Benchmark for Volunteerism and Social Responsibility: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Long before corporate social responsibility and volunteerism became a buzzword for brands and corporations, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has already made it an intrinsic mission and company philosophy. 

It’s a commitment that they took on back in 2008, when they started the Give In To Giving, 12 Cups with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® campaign, an initiative designed to share this mission with its loyal customers. 

“It began by taking something that was relevant to customers at the time—the “planner craze,” if you will— and creating something more meaningful that could be an extension of our commitment as a brand to giving back. What spurred out of this intention was a Commemorative Notebook that became a medium for us, and our patrons, to support advocacies in need and share their blessings. It was and continues to be the only journal that encourages more purposeful action towards ones’ social responsibility,” explained Paolo del Rosario, Vice President for Marketing of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.

Reindeer Hides - Unique and Original Rugs for Your Home

Nature-inspired home decor is trending with interior designers the world over. All-natural decor elements such as wood, stones, small trees and animal skins are popping up in homes everywhere, creating the organic aesthetic that is so sought after today. The success of rustic, natural decor relies on a few key accent pieces to give the room a unified look. The addition of natural wood and antlers are great for walls the same way an animal skin rug is great for your floor. Consider a reindeer rug to accent your home and furniture.

Reindeer hide rugs come in a range of beautiful, natural colors , so you are sure to find one that blends perfectly with your color palette. They also come in a generous array of sizes, ranging from 10 to 25 square feet. Whether you are furnishing a modest breakfast nook or a sprawling family room, reindeer hides can accommodate your need for a rug in almost any size space.

These soft, plush rugs have a range of home decor applications. When placed on the floor as rugs, they cradle bare feet in the warmth of softness of natural, minimally treated reindeer fur. Consider using a reindeer skin as bedside rug to treat your feet to the luxury and softness first thing in the morning.

Very large reindeer rugs are great for hanging up the wall as a dramatic, eye-catching focal point for the room. Because of their exquisitely soft texture and modest size, small-to medium-sized reindeer hides make excellent throws for beds, sofas, recliners and love seats. They are an especially smart and functional choice for leather furniture which gets cold in the winter time. A reindeer skin throw is the perfect way to warm them up. Whether on the floor, wall or couch, reindeer skin adds an air of luxury, coziness and rustic style to any space.

Because most reindeer hides are treated to resist water, they are great for outdoor use. Place one in your garden nook for a great-looking accent that will get lots of attention at parties, or on your patio or porch for an added touch of coziness to your outdoor living area. If your outdoor reindeer hide does take on water, simply wring it out, and hang it up to let it dry, and it will look as good as new.

An added bonus of reindeer skins over other types of animal skins is that reindeer are never killed specifically for their fur. They are an environmentally conscious by-product of reindeer who are killed for their meat on licensed farms. You can feel good about having a reindeer rug in your home knowing that it was produced on the premise of respecting the animal by utilizing every part of it.

Introduce the lush beauty of nature into your living space with the addition of a reindeer rug. Purchase one from a specialized retailer so you can be assured that it was responsibly produced and obtained. Invest in one of these beautifully designed home accents today.