Saturday, May 17, 2014

Washi + Papercutting Workshop in Alabang

Ever since I stumbled a store of washi tapes named Hey Kessy, I've been wanting to attend her various workshops she organized for hobbyist, crafters and newbies like me. The only issue though is the location since it's always being held in Quezon City area (or anywhere in the Northern part of NCR) which is on the other end of the map from where I am thus I disregard the idea.

So imagine my excitement when someone posted this in our FB group....

Workshop Fee is Php 1700

I hurriedly checked Hey Kessy's blog to see the details of the workshop and the fee is inclusive of the ff:
- a roll Hey Kessy washi tape
- craft knife
- personalized cutting mat
- different types of paper
- practice sheets and templates
- a DIY frame kit
- snacks  

Finally the workshop is in the South! A few days ago, I've been contemplating on trying my hands on papercutting. I'm curious if it's that hard and what will be my creations during my first try. Someone from up above must have heard my thoughts and this is the answer which I effortlessly didn't looked for.

I know that some of you might associate papercutting to a paper being cut by scissors (that most kids do) but this one is different and way artsy. See some samples below:

Rob Ryan Paper Cut

Layout by Papr

Paper Cut Quotes by Ant Design Gifts

Don't you just love the papercuts? Who knows it might become a hobby of yours truly which I can turn into a business in the future.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

For all the Mothers

"Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels... 
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. 
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. 
She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle. 
Her sons rise up and call her blessed. 
Her husband also praises her: 
Many women are capable, but you surpass them all! 
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised". 

~Proverbs 31:10, 25-30
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Saturday, May 3, 2014


Hello everyone! It's been 2 months that my blog is in hiatus. Originally I was planning to just take a rest for a month but it got extended because of my laziness and the fact that my hands are always full nowadays. It's not easy working from home since I also need to do a lot of household chores (laundry, cleaning our room, feeding the dogs, etc). I end up getting tired even on weekends, making me wish that I have a vacation every two months.

So how you've been? Hope you will all stick by me regardless of my long absence. The past years I've been wanting to have a blog makeover since it's getting a little boring don't you think? The other blogs I've seen have these cheerful colors and they have social media buttons which obviously my blog is lacking. So before plunging deeper to that plan, I decided to sign-up for a workshop which will happen next Saturday and it's all about Getting to Know WordPress by The Happy WAHM.

Photo Credit: The Happy WAHM
My blog is in Blogger platform since 2008 and I'm in limbo if I need to change my blog to Wordpress platform since they offer a lot of blog templates to choose from. In addition, I'm still a newbie when it comes to the technicalities surrounding Wordpress.

On the email that I received after signing up, it says....

What to expect in this workshop.

Everyone will be given a hands-on experience to work on a self-hosted WordPress dashboard.  Well, yeah, we can also create a free site with, but we want you to experience all the fun part of a self-hosted site, and fun has a name.  It's called a plugin.

So you ask, what is a self-hosted site?  And what is a plugin?  Those, and a lot more of your questions will be answered at the workshop.  After all, this is one full day of us being kids, asking all the whys and the what-ifs of WordPress. 

I'm excited since I will have a blogger friend joining this workshop as well. So I already know someone and hope to learn from the other attendees. Let this be the start of my blog evolving into something hip and fun!  :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How We Welcome 2014

Oh my! Only a few more days and February is over and I haven't blog how our family spent the New Year. I'm so bad and lazy =(

If you still remember, I created a post about New Year decor printables/props that you can do right at your own home and use for welcoming the New Year and that's what we did.

Presenting our "super effort" to celebrate 2014!

our DIY photowall
Our DIY Photowall
We used a curtain and taped it in the wall. Then taped the printables into the curtain. 
our photowall corner
New Year printables are laid in the bench
Closer look of the printables
the party poooper in the family
In every celebration, there's a party pooper =P
Look who's bored?
Our Media Noche (most of the foods were take out...hahahaha)
What do we have in common? It's obvious that Disney became a part of our childhood =)
It's nice to have cool parents! 
My sister who is based in Kuala Lumpur is the only one missing in our New Year celebration but she promised that she will be here come the eve of 2015. That means I have my partner in crime to spruce up and take our New Year celebration to a whole different level!

In case you're wondering, all of the props are printed using our ever reliable Epson printer. As for the sticks, we used the balloon sticks which was a leftover from my sister's bridal shower. You can use barbecue stick as a replacement for the balloon sticks should you want to spend less.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Love Expressions Wedding Fair @ SM Southmall

Love is in the air since tomorrow will be Valentine's day. I asked my husband if we can just go out and have a date on 15th or 16th since I know traffic will be horrendous tomorrow (not to mention that it's a payday).

For soon-to-wed couples who are from the South you might want to check out Love Expressions Wedding Fair @ SM Southmall Feb 13-14-15, 2014. It's either I'm staying inside my house far too long or my memory is right but this is the first time that SM Southmall is having a bridal fair event. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Discover the best suppliers and event partners for your special day on this wedding fair at the Ground Level Activity Center, SM Southmall Las Pinas. Isn't it sweet and lovely that you will be having a date in a wedding fair in preparation to forever. So romantic!

Apart from the wedding suppliers and discounts that you can avail once you've made a reservation, enjoy talks on Love Languages, Dating and Relationships, Budgeting for Wedding by Bro. Mond and Leigh de Armas of Alabang New Life Christian Center. What's more you can get tips on How to Plan your wedding and How to be a Professional Host and Emcee by Jenne Rabe of Jack & Jenn Catering. To spice up the event, be entertained with performances by NTUNE Acoustic Band, Heart and Soul Quartet, A Band, Symphony of Strings, Amaya and many more.

PLUS! on February 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM watch the Fashion Show featuring the fabulous up and coming designers, Marco and Oyama and White Label Bridal.

Wedding Suppliers and Exhibitors include:
27A Flowershop
A Band
APVIL Printing
BA Studio
CD Worx Multimedia
Crumbs Cake
D'Lady Behind the Scene
Diamond with Love
Gems by Me
Heart and Soul
Indemand Wedding Films
Mixology Events
Myke Make-up
Ntune Acoustic Band
Queensland Catering
Symphony of Strings
White Label Bridal

Here's the part that I love the most when attending bridal and wedding fairs, BOOK ANY OF THE SUPPLIERS AND RECEIVE A FREE GIFT FROM THE ORGANIZER plus GET A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR WEDDING SUPPLIER.

You can drop by today or tomorrow and on Saturday. Simply register here

Celebrate love, celebrate romance, celebrate forever at the Love Expressions Wedding Fair.
"Love Expressions Wedding Fair is presented by SM Southmall, together with Jack & Jenn Catering, Rotary Club of Las Pinas East and Myther Events and Expo Inc. This event is sponsored by Booms Audio Sounds and Lights, Dermaesthetic, Gems by Me with Online Media Sponsors Bridal,,, and organized by Island Exhibit Events Management Inc".