Monday, July 30, 2018

List of Household Chores A Mom Always Does At Home

July 30, 2018 0 Comments

Being a mom has made me so tired and so happy at the same time. Day by day, when I started to become a wife, I need to learn a lot - household chores most especially.
Aside from the fact that you have to serve your husband, be a good wife and be good to those people you are living with like your in-laws if not yet living on your own.

As I have said, learning to do household chores is important to keep the house running and be a good place to live with your family. If you decided to stay at home and be a full-time mom, your husband is working and your kids are not yet able to help you, it's all in your hands to do the chores. Chores that can be done daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly. 

Here are the top on the list that a mom always does at home for the daily and weekly basis:

1. Cooking or Preparing Meals - This is an everyday task a mom should do. If you can't cook, how will you feed your family? The tendency is you'll order at the fast food or restaurant which will cost a lot. So as a mom and a wife, you should learn to cook and give what's best for the family, a healthy and clean food.

2. Doing Laundry - Washing of clothes and other things like sheets to be washed can be done weekly. You have to do this mom to let your family wear clean and fragrant clothes. To keep your family tidy at all times. But sometimes, you need to do this daily if you have a baby or kid who makes stains such as poop or chocolate that needs to be washed as soon as possible.

3. Washing The Dishes - It is also a daily task after the meal. If you eat three times a day or more, that's when you do the washing or later when the kids are already sleeping. 

4. Cleaning the bathroom - For family's hygiene and comfort, cleaning the bathroom every day is a must. Giving it a proper cleaning requires you a lot of determination and courage. That's for your family's health, to keep them away from illnesses that one can get at the bathroom. It is also your place to be when you need to escape from all the stress.:)

5. Sewing Clothes - This isn't about making clothes but to sew those hole or lose shreds in your clothes. By using your own hands, you need to use thread and needle to repair the clothes. This is occasionally done. But did you know you can now buy a mini sewing machine and there are types of sewing machine you can choose to make your life easier? Can also be used to create something you want like a costume for your kids or project design that needs sewing.

Here's a tip, my husband bought me one mini sewing machine online while he's in Dubai. He got it for only 1 AED. The online site was where you can also spot their promo of 1AED. Every day, the site change the item, so you can get other items too. Just pay for the shipping and sometimes free shipping, too!   

Mini sweing machine

Anyway, there are so many things to do at home like sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, taking out the trash, watering the plants, weeding the garden, feeding your pets, washing the car if you have one, cleaning the refrigerator or air conditioner and so much more. If you have kids, their scattered toys everywhere is also another mommy duty.

The most important thing is that do your best as a mom and wife, even if you can't do it on time and most of the time, just be yourself. No one is perfect. Feel better about yourself and your home when you avoid thinking about what you have not done. You'll soon get all things done. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

My BeautyMNL Haul And A Short Review

July 25, 2018 0 Comments
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With so many online shopping sites launching nowadays, finding the one that will guarantee you the best and safest products is a task you will be faced.  
I was given a chance to review an online shopping site and their products. They gave me credits to be able to purchase health, wellness and beauty products that they offer. A big thanks to BeautyMNL for all the products I purchased. The No.1 beauty site in the Philippines with 800+ brands and 15,000+ products for you to browse and shop. You'll see the best beauty brands in the world. If you are a health conscious, you'll discover organic products that will help you feel and be looking good - healthy food, weight loss supplements, vitamins, and other exciting wellness items. They also offer skincare, hair care, tools, and K-beauty products which I am sure that women at present would love to try the products that their KPop Idols have been using. Because of Korean Drama fever, Korean products are in demand, too. So I picked one Korean to try and see for myself.
I was so excited because receiving a package makes my day.  
Here are the products I purchased from BeautyMNL:

Fit Me Matte Poreless Liquid Foundation (30ml)
I have read and watched videos with good reviews about this foundation and since then I really want to have this for myself. This is for normal, combination and oily skin. It's true, it has lightweight, easy-to-blend formula; leaves a natural seamless finish; mattifies your face while minimizing the look of pores; features micro-powders that control shine and blur fine lines and minor imperfections; dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested and non-comedogenic which means don't clog pores. Clogged pores said to lead to pimples. That's what we all want for a product, will keep you away from side effects. I just used my hands for my first try. Still evenly spread to my face. Sorry for my video. My kids were stubborn. Lol! I love it! Maybelline fit me plus lipstick, I'm all set and ready to go.

Lavender Oolong Tea (50g)
Being a mom with two super active kids, I have been so stress since they started to be stubborn and learned about fighting. Not all kids have the same attitude towards each other. As a mom, I want them to always behave and be kind not only to each other but to all the people they encounter. I am the only one taking care of them because my husband is working abroad, so it is really stressful. I need a tea like loose leaf Lavender with oolong tea which relieves anxiety and stress; eases headaches, boosts metabolism, contains antioxidants, plus anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties; has immune system-boosting properties. I can't sleep early because of feeling worried about a lot of things, it doesn't ease off and is ongoing without any particular reason or cause. I will try this tea and hope it helps.

Chia Seeds (350g)

I need a "superfood" that will improve my digestive health and will boost my metabolism. I found out that Chia seeds have a high source of fiber, have the ability to keep you full and low in calories which an amount of energy that a particular food provides. I want to clean my colon so that I won't get sick. If you have a dirty colon, this will lead to a lot of illnesses. Chia seeds also stabilize blood sugar levels, has anti-inflammatory properties, jam-packed with protein, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber; gluten-free, vegan, and eco-friendly. So let us take 10 to 20 grams of chia seeds per day. 

As for my first try, I added one spoon of chia seeds to my avocado salad. The next day, I ate the salad and felt like eating tiny tapioca pearls. There's no other taste but I'm glad I added some on the salad. Very exciting when you happened to bite the small seed, it was like sesame with a bit crunchiness inside and a jelly outside. 
Avocado Salad with chia seeds

Double White Whitening Soap (90g)

The fact that Seoul white Korea soap has whitening property excites me a lot because I do need one for my body. I want to whiten my skin a little more. See if my scars will lighten, too. Lol! I have tried a lot of whitening soap, I hope to see a good result in this one. 
Seoul white Korea soap in creamy lather provides a non-drying but thorough clean; infused with white strawberry to naturally lift away dirt, debris, and dead skin cells for double the whitening effect sans the sting; delivers an SPF-like effect to protect your complexion; lightens without any irritation with powerful skin brightener arbutin bearberry; minimizes the look of dark spots and acne marks while leaving skin touchably soft; helps you optimize the benefits of your tone-up cream; suitable for everyday use.

Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion Deep Restore (200ml)

It really is uncomfortable to have a scaling, cracking and itching skin. Glad that I found this lotion at BeautyMNL. I now have a help to get relief from dry skin. Vaseline intensive care deep restore has Ultra-moisturizing, fast-absorbing formula; contains pure oat extracts; penetrates skin from the surface all the way to the deepest layers with Stratys-3 Multi-layer Moisture; non-greasy, non-sticky, and clinically-proven. Yes, it's true. When I use this lotion, it smells light like summery and so freshly. It easily absorbed by my skin. Perfect for daily use. 

Final thoughts:
BeautyMNL provides a lot of products which you can't imagine exists. There are so many brands that offer great products that are recommendable. There are stories to read to help you decide which products to buy and try. You have a lot of choice from skincare, makeup, haircare, local finds, K-beauty, nail and scents to storage and accessories. You can also find discounted services like waxing, facials and more. They offer free shipping, too. Keep an eye on freebies when you buy something from them and promos like buy one get one or get a prize when you buy on a certain date, while supplies last. It so generous of them that when you became a certified buyer and make a review, you'll earn rewards or credits. These credits can be used to purchase anything on the site. You can pay using Paypal, visa credit/debit cards, online transfer or over the counter and cash on delivery.  The products were very well packaged with bubble wrap plus two more plastic with BeautyMNL name.
BeautyMNL is definitely an online guide to all things beauty and wellness, will give you the latest and greatest local finds to international trends.

**This is a sponsored post in collaboration with BeautyMNL. All opinions are 100% mine.** 

Where to Find Top Qualified Tutors

July 25, 2018 0 Comments

The success of tutoring depends a lot on the tutor. Of course, the kid himself is important. However, a good tutor can explain things in a way your children would understand so they can improve their grade next time. Not only that, a good tutor will also help your children not to hate study, and instead make it more interesting when they’re bored. This will encourage your children to have good studying habit, which may last well into their lifetime.
However, take a note that not all tutor do this. Only the qualified and passionate ones. The question is, where can you get a tutor of such character to teach your children this long-term life skill of learning? 

Finding a tutor is easy. You can just take your smartphone and search for tutoring service available in your area. With the increase in demand for a tutor, the number of supply increases as well. Sometimes you can even stumble to a pamphlet glue to the wall of a building, offering tutoring service, along with contact number.
But, where can you find the qualified ones? Don’t worry, below are six places where you can find a highly qualified tutor for your children. 

Take a walk on the university campus
If you’re lucky enough to live near a good campus, then take advantage of this opportunity. College students are usually qualified enough to teach younger children, especially if they come from the Faculty of Education. Not to mention, they are usually eager to tutor to get additional income. That’s why many of them could post pamphlet advertising their service around campus.
As for the benefit of having a college student as a tutor, their rate is usually cheaper than professional tutor or teacher. You may get worried if they’re really qualified or not, so you need to be careful in choosing the university as well. Pick only students from the good quality university.  

Check local newspaper
If there’s no university conveniently available for you, don’t worry. There is one thing that you can get easily: a local newspaper. Here, you can find locals offering their service for many things, including those that offer a tutoring service. Don’t think to check only the printed version. If your local newspaper has an online website, visit it as well. 

Screen your friends and families
Sometimes, the answer to our problem is closer than we think. In this case, the best tutor you need could come from your family, relative, or friends. Try to remember if there is someone who works as a teacher or tutor, or has a similar qualification. A strong candidate usually will pop up immediately. However, if you can’t think any, try to make a list and highlight those who qualified.
The benefit of hiring someone close to you is that you already understand the character of this person, therefore you can be more assured that you won’t hire a wrong person. Just remember to be strict on the qualification. Don’t hire if they aren’t qualified, just because you’re close to them.

Ask your friends and families
If you can’t think of anyone within your family and friend circles, don’t throw away that list yet. Use it to remember if any of them have children who get tutored as well. Ask them how they got that tutor, how is that tutor doing so far, and whether they recommend them. Don’t forget to ask whether they have available time for another child.
The advantage for hiring tutor this way is that you don’t have to worry about quality, ability, and experience. Someone you trust has vouched for this tutor anyway. However, remember that you should still see the connection between that tutor and your children to make the tutoring effective.

Go to a tutoring center
If the tutoring center is available, you can visit them and ask. Some tutoring centers also offer private tutoring service. Good tutoring center probably will even schedule you a consultation session so you can discuss what your child really needs to improve and which tutor will help him the most. 
The best thing about getting the private tutor from tutoring center is that you can find a pool of them, and they are already screened and hand-picked by the center, so you don’t have to doubt about their quality and credential.

The best way to find a tutor is, of course, online. There are countless individuals offering their tutoring service there – from college students with minimal experience to someone with 20-years experience. You can find them in tutor-finder website. These tutors usually post their profile and resume there, so you don’t have to doubt whether they are a real person or not.

You will get a very large selection of tutors. But, don’t worry, because you can filter the tutor you need based on the subject or lesson, your child’s current grade, and location so you can save time screening and be selecting them.
Of course, the disadvantage of finding the tutor online is that you can’t meet them face-to-face. Some parents are picky about certain things, like how a candidate acts around children. The candidates can’t meet your children yet. But, don’t worry. Make sure to pick candidates that agree for you to book a single session. After this session, you can decide yourself if you want to continue hiring this person or not.

The conclusion is, finding a tutor is not hard. Finding the qualified one is. Even if you manage to find one, there’s no guarantee that if they click with your child or not. Because of this, personally, I’ll recommend you to find a tutor online. You can save time finding and screening the tutor you need, and later the only thing left to do is checking if this person is actually good with your child or not.
Have you ever hire a tutor for your child before? If so, where and how did you met him and why did you decide to hire him? Did you make a good decision? Share everything about finding highly qualified tutor here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Make Sure To Have a Gorgeous Hair At All Times With Real Beauty Hair

July 10, 2018 0 Comments

Every woman dream of having a naturally beautiful hair. Not all were blessed to have a natural beauty, but at least your hair can be a great way to improve one's personality. It is your crowning glory which tells people a lot about you. The crown that we never take off. 

What we should do is to always make sure that our hair is polished and gorgeous at all times. If you can't go to the salon to keep your hair alive and splendid, there are ways to always look beautiful. You can try human hair, Brazilian hair, curly hair, bundles with closure, deep wave in Real Beauty Hair as a substitute to keep you in fashion trend.
Here are some of the new products in real beauty hair:
Real Beauty Hair is going on its 12th year in hair Business. They offer reliable quality human hair extensions, wigs and a lot of different types of hair such as Human Hair Weaves, Virgin Hair, Brazilian hair, Peruvian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Chinese hair, Clip in hair extension, Tape hair extension etc. They have 100% product quality protection and 100% on-time shipment protection, 100% payment protection for your covered amount.  

They also opened a store at Aliexpress where you can get deals and discounts. But don't forget that site is always updated to all fashion look you wanna try in the future. How easy to make a new look with real beauty hair. Awesome!  

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Scribble Stuff School Essentials Giveaway ~ Ends 8/18

July 09, 2018 0 Comments

The Scribble Stuff School Essentials Giveaway ~ Ends 8/18 @ScribbleStuff1 @theboarddudes @SMGurusNetwork

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Celebrate Special Occassions At The Vikings

July 09, 2018 0 Comments
This is a very late post. I should have shared it last November 2017. Already forgot the exact date. So I want to share my experience of dining in the Vikings. Also, an update that we dine again July 7, 2018.

Vikings, the largest buffet restaurant here in the Philippines. I know everyone who heard about it, wish to experience to taste all the delicious food they served with class and style. I am no exception. I was thrilled and so excited when I learned that there's this buffet who can serve you a lot of cuisines from different countries. Not all countries, but you can have a chance to at least taste some.

Last November 2017, my in-laws, my kids and I went to Pampanga for a relative visit and before we headed home, we dropped by at the SM To dine in. My brother in law who paid for the treat decided to eat at the Vikings. We arrived there at past 1:00 already. The line was already long for those without reservations. While waiting for our turn, the kids entered kids play place for 30 minutes. And still waited for about an hour to enter the luxurious buffet. It was so generous that they gave ice tea drinks to all waiting. While waiting, I observed that most of them who certainly dine there were celebrating birthdays most probably.

Since it was Halloween month, they provided a Halloween theme photo corner on the side so that you can share on social media and I think they also have a contest on Facebook at that time. 

When we entered the premises, the ambiance is really cozy and amazingly beautiful. The seats were elegant and comfortable in purple color. You will feel very social, rich and a very important person.

The Posh inspired Vikings SM Pampanga

Located at Global Fashion Wing 127-130 Sm City Pampanga, Global Fashion Wing
Mexico 2021.
Contact them here (045) 435 3888 for reservation to avoid waiting.

My Princess enjoying the cupcake.
With Mamita, the kids and soon to be sister - in- law Trizzle.

Every Vikings' branch featured a theme and will leave you standing with an overwhelming feeling. The architecture is so, so great. It seems to cost a lot of money and I fear to make a mistake. I don't have money to pay for any damages, I was just treated by my inlaws. Lol!

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The personnel will guide you to your respective seats. Then, you are free as a bird to try and taste everything they serve. This is it! I told myself that I will taste all of the food. I thought I have the power to do that. No, I can't. Some food serves a lot that you will already feel full. 

You have a lot of options. First, you can try the plain rice, fried rice or the flavored rice then go to different selections of viands. 

fried rice, maki, japanese okoy, roasted chicken and angus beef

Mamita's food - she loved the pork sinigang. The fresh tamarind was added to make a great taste.

Level up your basic noodles and sauce with their fresh twist on classic pasta dishes. Enjoy pasta just the way you want it! Create your own with their mouthwatering selection of popular pasta, sauces, and toppings. 
I haven't tried these big cheese here. Next time, you're going to be my first destination. Hahaha
There's always the next time. I will save for it.

There are so many sushi or sashimi and everything Korean, Japanese or Chinese dishes.
The line of colorful, flavorful drinks, ice cream, pastries, and cakes a treat for all sweet lovers.
I tried the tamarind drink. Wow! The sweet and sour taste blended together.


Cakes and Pastries

Assorted Maki
I love Maki.

When it comes to dessert, I first look for cheesecake. I got two flavors of it. Whew! It always satisfies my cravings.

Promise, these ice creams were the best. They were so creamy and so tasty.

Cupcakes designing made my kids enjoy the experience. They did not eat much rice and viands. They actually just got some fishball. hahaha 
That's what why I don't like to bring kids to the buffet, it's a waste of money if they will not eat as much as the adult does.

So yeah kids only tasted cupcakes, siomai, ice cream, and some cakes.
What I love the most was that I made my own healthy, mouth-watering salad recipe.

I asked for fresh squid to be grilled and there are so many kinds of seafood.
If you are a pizza lover, there are so many options for you to taste crunchy, savor such as Italian pizza.
The variations of dessert will make you wanna come back.
Make your own soup with fresh ingredients called shabu-shabu.

So for the update, we dined again July 7, 2018, for lunch. My Queen requested to go out. She wants to see what's inside Jumbo Jenra in Pampanga. When we got there, it was just a supermarket, with some stalls inside like Dunkin donut, western union, clothes, a small play place for kids and some things to sell. So we can't roam around and spent a lot of time there. We decided to go to SM Pampanga and eat there. The kids went on their own then headed first and insist to eat at the Vikings. 

Princess, Queen and Mommy Mitch
It's very seldom that we can go out. We have a lot of expenses now that our kids were both studying. It was a blessing that we can experience this luxury buffet.

Vikings were always blockbuster. It was flooded with people eager, hungry and avid fan of buffets.

Thanks to my loving and supportive mother-in-law for always treating us. One day, it'll be my turn.

Meet my kids, they only ate one to two viands. The Queen just got fried rice and shrimp. The Princess also had the fried rice, dumpling and she loved the Japanese tonkatsu because of its crunchy breaded pork. But actually, the first one she took was marshmallows with a strawberry dip in the fountain.

Siomai, dumpling, siopao

I asked wanton mami for Queen but they did not taste it. So I was the one who ate it. So far, so good. I love the taste compared to chowking. The toasted garlic makes it more delish.

If you love fresh fruits, you have a lot of choices. It was just yesterday my first time to eat honeydew. So it was a good first. You will get a lot of firsts here in Vikings.
You may not be in a certain country but at least occasionally, you can taste the Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian and more food that you can imagine. But of course, Filipino food is always present.

Check out the rates here:

Promo is also available, especially for birthday celebrants. What makes me excited to celebrate my birthday here in the future was that they will sing you a happy birthday with props like a happy birthday signboard and the Viking's hat plus a slice of cake with a candle in a plate with another Happy Birthday greeting.

To know more of other promos go here
They can accommodate big groups reservations and avail of their promo.

Final thought:
Surely, you can't eat all of the food but you will definitely enjoy everything. Super worth it. Worth the time, worth the effort and worth the money you pay them.

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