SM City Marilao 3 Day Sale!

need to replenish your baby supplies? or probably to buy a much needed replacement for an  appliance or a kitchen utensils? or that lovely dress you’ve been wanting to buy for the longest time?or maybe you want to do an early christmas shopping? or just stroll in the mall away from the beating october heat outside? or just spend an afternoon with the whole family? whatever is on your list, today you have more than enough reason to head on to SM City Marilao as they are having a 3-day sale beginning today and will last until 17 October.

Up to 50% discounts are up for grabs so come on over and check out the 200 shops in the mall this side of town. lucky shoppers will even get a chance to win a 32-inch Devant LEDTech LCD television in the 3Dday Sale Raffle.  

SM Marilao, located at Km. 21 McArthur Highway, Ibayo, Marilao, Bulacan, is just a few minutes away from Manila, accessible both from NLEX and McArthur Hi-way.  Just like other SM malls, it has event center, state-of-the-art cinemas, foodcourt, hundreds of boutiques and restaurants, wellness and beauty shops, and a whole lot more.

Mall hours is from 10am to 9pm.
for more info do visit their site and/or call (044)9332013 to 17.

as for me, time to buy that much needed linen and pillow replacements! 

happy shopping everyone!

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writer’s workshop 02

The Prompts for this week:
1.) ….and then I realized it was all a dream.
2.) The biggest Halloween trick (or prank) you ever pulled.
3.) Why I’m not inviting my mother to read my blog…
4.) Share a photo that represents how you see yourself.
5.) A memorable babysitting job.
and i chose prompt #4…
this is the photo i’d like to share that i think best represents how i see myself…
i was 4 months on the way that time, my tummy has only a slight bump and people thought more of me as bloated rather than pregnant.  it was that point in time when my life will soon be altered beyond my wild imaginings. i was pregnant, i have prayed and dreamed of it for a while now, secretly keeping this prayer that i have a baby just before i turn 30 lest i thought i will never ever have one and that was my biggest fear, ignoring the nagging fear on the left side of my brain telling me “are you sure you can handle this?”
when i found out i was going to have a baby i can easily describe it as the happiest moment of my life and it seemed for some reason the world is a happier place as if celebrating with me..
but it was no walk in the park.  i had troubles, i had problems plus the looming task ahead (i have never been a parent so i was totally clueless as to how it goes, no clues on how to give birth and care for a child) i only have reasons to fear and to worry. but i refuse to give in to self-doubt and worries. my mantra is “god will never give me something i couldn’t bear, so bring it on!”
for a long while in my life i was a freak worrier, worrying even when the reason for worry has yet to present itself but i have learned that life is short to live in fear, i ought to “hold the wheel and drive” my own life. and so i did, and years from now that is how i would like people to perceive and remember me by, the girl who is not afraid to take on challenges and live her life with open arms and head up high, even if she is carrying a 1 ton baby inside her..
in life we will encounter changes, problems, tight situations and what not but there is no reason to worry cause somehow almost always problems has a way of solving themselves. as for me, i welcome it with open arms, a smile and a pedicure to match my flipflops!
take two..

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friday fill-ins 01

another one of those writer’s block busters and a very interesting one at that, here it goes…

Friday fill-ins #194
1. My favorite month is _____ because _____.
2. _____ a fresh breeze.
3. I love to sniff _____.
4. _____ is what I like to have as a treat for breakfast.
5. The hobby I enjoy most is _____
6. _____ oh my!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _____, tomorrow my plans include _____ and Sunday, I want to _____!

and my take on it:

1. My favorite month is august because it is me and my son’s birthday month.
2. I’ll keep the windows open at night to catch a fresh breeze.
3. I love to sniff sampaguita in the morning.
4.  Pancake and corn muffin and hot chocolate is what I like to have as a treat for breakfast.
5. The hobby I enjoy most is playing with my little one
6. Jared’s got red, round insect bites on his cheek and arms, oh my!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to snuggling in bed with my little angel, tomorrow my plans include visiting the mall to look for baby’s halloween costume and Sunday, I want to just sit back, relax, and visit mum and pop in the memorial park
for your own dose of friday fill-ins, just click on the badge up there…good luck!

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celebrating motherhood – a giveaway

being fairly new in the mummy blogging universe, am always on the look out on which next lovely mummy blog to follow and is almost always excited to join groups and yes, contests and giveaways (even if i don’t win most of the time, sigh!).

this morning while sifting through my mummy blogger list, i came across this contest from martine of dainty mom. celebrating motherhood -the painter’s wife blog giveaway. lovely mummy and baby items (including a 3-pc burp cloth from nursingmom and a onesie or a t-shirt from googoo&gaga ) are up for grabs with a free GC to Chili Willy’s Texas Grill (perfect for a night out with daddy, woot!) to boot!

to join just drop by painter’s wife’ blog and follow the easy steps, also don’t forget to mention that i, jared’s mum, told you about the buzz, when leaving your comment.

contest runs till 3rd of november, so what are you waiting for? time to win some goodies and cross our fingers and celebrate our motherhood!


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Ethan Jared turns One! part I

note: this is a month-old overdue post as i have been summoning up my wits and is procrastinating but i ran out of alibis to postpone it further..

the invite with elly, pato and of course, pocoyo!

date: august 30, 2010

time: 3-5pm
location: jollibee – puregold, malolos city
theme: pocoyo goes to jollitown

this is another milestone in my son’s book, his very first birthday!

we woke up the morning of august 31st a little bit late (what with the party jitters settling in, i can’t seem to sleep the previous night plus i went home a little late from picking up my son’s pocoyo cake and cupcakes from cupcakesforless and having a much-needed, well-deserved mani/pedi which was also a treat for myself since it was my birthday 2 days ago), anyway all i have to do is prepare my son for this afternoon’s event, since everything else is set for the party later!i got all the loot bags  and other party favors neatly stacked in a paperbag, jared’s babybag prepared the night before, the cool diy standee (more of do-it-by-tito, since i had everything done by my bro, ken), after some last minute tweaking from my brother is now stationary in a corner of the room waiting for some party action,and the cake and cupcakes stashed in a corner ready for transport. and yes, i’ve forgotten about the piñata, where is it anyway? only about 30% of it is finished and we have like what four hours or so before the party starts!okay, before i go into panic attack, took some breath to clear my chest and just relax…inhale, exhale, relaxing now…oh god, where are the cd giveaways!

                            these cuppies are way too cute and yummy too..ooops, that missing one

                                                  didn’t last the first hour i brought it home…
it turned out that we have yet to burn a few cd giveaways and attach the layout to them and finish the piñata and buy additional candies for the piñata as well, before we troop to jollibee for jared’s party.  okay i think that is manageable, there are 6 of us working simultaneously to get all the last-minute works done. no worries, no pressure, right? well easier said than done.  when it is your son who’s having his very first birthday and you are the one organizing it, i think i have all the right to panic now?!
                                       cd layout…the birthday outfit…loot bag                                                                                                                          



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