29 November 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Being given an award is indeed an honor and with that I would like to thank Seow Wei  for sharing this award with me. She is also a mom of a beautiful baby girl and likes digital scrapbooking-this is one thing I hope to master in the future. 

Now for the Versatile Blogger Award, first you need to thank the person who shared with you the award and you need to link back. Second you need to share seven things about yourself and lastly, you need to share it to 15other bloggers and let them know that you have awarded them. 

For the fun part, here are 7 things about me :
1. I love the color GREEN. 
2. I love Lychees!
3. I love strawberry-may it be ice cream, jam,shake, anything with strawberry in it.
4. I'm sentimental and likes to keep mementos of some important events in my life.
5. I love doing crafts-making something out of ordinary and plain things.
6. I studied piano for 4 years (when I was in 4th grade)  and of all the pieces I have studied I cannot forget "Somewhere in Time".
7. I love old songs-the likes of Frank Sinatra, Motown hits and the original Rhythm and Blues.

And here are the 15 Bloggers I'm sharing this award with (in random order) you can go ahead and check out their blogs too:

Thank you so much and more power to all of us!

Care to visit my other blog My Charmed Mom

flavored kissmarks

If you want to win 13 amazing lip care products from Nivea, head on to Kumiko Mae's blog Think Bright because she's giving away these items :  

This giveaway is open internationally and will run until December 15.
Click on the link and picture above for the mechanics.

25 November 2011

happy caity

Happy Caity's Kids' Style Blog Giveaway and Contest

 Because of the huge success of the Kid's Style meme Happy Caity is having a blowout : Kid's Style Blog Giveaway and Contest and will be giving away these amazing prizes :

1st prize = $50 Paypal credits
2nd prize = $30 Paypal credits
3rd prize = $20 Paypal credits
4th prize = 1 month ad space @ The Jagged Barn
5th prize = 1 month ad space @ Ideas in Pink

The following are her generous sponsors :

Check out this cool giveaway by checking on the links above.Contest runs til Dec 20th 2011 EST.

22 November 2011

Coupons and Coupon Sites

I am in awe of how coupons work, especially if you are a mom who always want to get the best deals out of everything. Coupons not only gives the best deals but also make saving easier. Who doesn't want to save?A few cents off from the regular price of items when combined together will make a substantial amount of savings already. That amount can be used for other things in the household, speaking of a practical mom!

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I read an E-book How to Run a Coupon Site which discusses on the tips of running a coupon site. It discusses the tips how you can start if ever you want a coupon site or be an affiliate marketer. As mentioned there is really no quick way getting around it-building niche, growing traffic and lastly delivering good and honest service (providing expectations from readers). From it, I was able to learn not only running a coupon site but some tips for a consumer mom like me about the things to watch out for when visiting and trying a coupon site's offer-that some codes are not valid and offers that aren't really existing. 

To sum up, there is really no such thing as overnight fame, coupon sites gain their popularity by providing the best deals to readers/consumers thus it takes effort and hardwork to grow the community of readers and advertisers to make the coupon site survive. Now if you want more helpful tips on how you can effectively run a coupon site-gain more traffic and earn at the same time, you can check "How to Run a Coupon Site" by Nightfire Publications and you can also try their other E-books.

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21 November 2011

mommy moments - Santa Experience

This is my entry for this week's

This is at National Bookstore where we bought some Christmas stuff (together with my niece and nephew). The atmosphere is so Christmas-sy! With lots of decorations and ornaments,including our loved Santa Claus.
My daughter was afraid of the big man with white beard  and everytime we try to put her near Santa to take a picture she would almost try to escape. I find it so cute!Simple delights of a mom indeed....

Mommy help!!!!

BC Bloggers is back!

This is another round for BC Bloggers! I know I will enjoy again as much as I have enjoyed the first one that I have joined for November.

Aside  from being linked with some of the finest blogs, I was also exposed to different types of blog that piqued my interests. Thanks so much BC Bloggers.

Now if you want to have the same experience, this is your chance to become part of this secret. Click on the badge above or head on to Mommy Diary for complete details on how to join.

Sunshine Award

I know this post is very late, my mommy duties kept me from writing my planned posts for my blogs since last week or maybe two weeks ago. My daughter is already very active thus, she needs more attention lately. 

So finally after 10 days (after her post), I am so honored to receive this award from mommy blogger Katya of Mommy Growing Up. I do apologize for the delay (that doesn't mean that I neglected this award). The Sunshine Blog Award is actually awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogoshere. This indeed brightened up my day, that is to know that someone appreciates what I share on my blogs and/ or the long comments I write on their blog ( I comment with so much emotions sometimes-especially on posts that I can relate to-ahem Mommy Katya!)

Moving forward here are the rules for accepting this award : 
1. Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it.
2. Answer the following questions below.
3. And pass the award to 10-12 fabulous bloggers,link their blogs and let them know you awarded them. 

And now for the Questions and My Answers :

Favorite color? GREEN. Loved this color since I can't remember when. It is soothing and fresh to look at. Combined with yellow this has been my wedding motif.

Favorite animal? Fish. I love aquarium fishes-(specifically) flower horns. I have been maintaining an aquarium since 2006 but when  my flower horn died approximately two years ago I stopped.

Favorite number? 7 and 11

Favorite drink? Fruit juices!Next is coffee...

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook. Our lives's mini-stories are there.

Your passion? Being a mom and wife. This is best thing I've ever done. I haven't perfected the art yet but I am learning everyday.

Giving or getting presents? Giving. I like giving even simple and little things to people most especially when they deserve it. You can say I am a practical giver since I like giving stuff which the receiver can actually use.

Favorite day? Everyday-is a new day since I am a stay at home mom (for now). New stories to tell, new adventures to take.

Favorite flowers? Roses, they remind me of love and romanticism in between.

For the fun part, anything good is worth sharing and because of that I would like to share this award to fellow bloggers who in one way or another has inspired me and helped me gain new insights in  life. These bloggers have been a constant source of creativity and positivity as exemplified by this Sunshine Award and they are the following (in no particular order) :

Thess of Nanay Blogs
Mommy Rubz of Pinay Mommy Online
Mitch of Wandering Mom

So there you go, you can also check put the blogs of the lovely ladies mentioned above.

Spread some Love, Love, Love!

20 November 2011

Gagay's Page Rank and Birthday Thanksgiving

Congratulations to Gagay of for attaining a PR 3!And as a thanksgiving along side with her upcoming birthday, she is sponsoring Gagay's Page Rank and Birthday Thanksgiving giveaway.

The following are the amazing prizes at stake :

10 Page Rank Shirts

A total of $360 Paypal Cash
1 winner - $100
2 winners - $50 each
4 winners - $25 each
4 winners - $15 each

5 1-year Domain Hosting

The following are her generous sponsors :

AirForce Blogger | Best of Riyadh Saudi Arabia | Brenna Speaks | Cee of Every Thought Counts | Cooking Games | Cooking Games for Girls | cooking games for girls | Cosmo Girl | Credit Card Informations | Culture Medley | Daily Snippets | Diamond Rings | Dinampo Family | Earning Online Moolah | Eat, Drink, Blog | Engineering Vault | Essay Paradise | Eye for Fashion | Fashion and Technology | Feeling Traveler Aketch | Fishy Talks | Food and Style Online | Foodies Galore | FREE Travels and Tours | Gagay.MD | Genny Speaks | GEORYL | Hands Full of Life | Hearts content of a mama | Help Articles | Here,there and everywhere | His and Hers Tech | Impulsive Shopper | IMRIZ.connected | It's all about me, Mommy Kat | Jefrox News | Joeyboy | Kwento Ni Toto blog | Life According to Me | Live The Green Life Today | Love home grow garden | LOVEs Haven | Make Money Online | Make More Money Online | Maxi Trips and Tips | Me the Woman | Mommy Gagay | Money Talks | musings on meanderings | My Little Angels in America | My Piece of Mind | My Thoughts & Ideas | Nerisa Farm | Oh Gosh Gulay | Our Love Story | Pinay Mommy Online | Pink Cigars | Pink Memoirs | Pinoy.MD | Praise And Worship Song Lyrics and Chords | Proud Mommy of Three | Rainydazeee | Raya in Thailand | Samut-Sari | Shengkayful's Fashion and Lifestyle | Simple Happy Life | Stylish Voyager | Solitary Wanderer | Solid Hosting | Stay at Home Wife and Mother's Corner | Tech At Hand SEO Tips | The Coffee Chic | The Hippie Mum | The jolly toes | The Misis Chronicles | The Packrat Wifey | The Philippine Travelogue | These and Those | Tinkerputt's Turf | Travels and Leisures | Travels Here and There | Travels, Trips & Vacations | Travel Photolog | Travel Yums | Walking News Paper | Web Strategy | Weighty Matters | What's Inside Joahna's Heart

IF You want to join, you can click on the badge or the giveaway link above. 

18 November 2011


{Since this is the season for sharing, I will share with you one of the blessings I received. I  have joined a contest way back in July and I won a GYMBOREE Class Coupon. I know that I will not be able to use it because of the proximity of the nearest branch (Alabang)  is like 45mins from our place and because of that I decided to give it away to one lucky mom and her baby! P.S. Just make sure that your place is near one of the branches so that you can use the coupon}

This is just one of the giveaways I have instored for all of you! So easy to join-a total of 7 entries in all!God luck mommies!

14 November 2011

money matters

We try to work hard to make all ends meet. We are always on the high hopes that what we earn will be enough with our needs, but as we all know, that will not always be the case. Monthly bills pile up, interests accumulate and for our savings-well it will be delayed again for next month's pay check. All these things plus a lot more contribute and give us financial stress.

But you might say : How do I become free of my financial problem? Simple. Focus on the other aspects of your life, the more you dwell with finances and debts, the more it will hit you. To tell you my story, I was on a strict financial situation almost two years ago when I shifted jobs and was not able to augment my earnings with my payable every month. But having the right approach helped me to overcome that nightmare. I shifted my focus on the other things that can help my problem (I looked for additional income generating activities) rather than thinking of the problem itself and fortunately it worked.

Recently, I have come across a very helpful tool in combating financial related problems. Should I have known and seen this before it surely eased up my stress. Actually this is an easy way to relieve the stress and worry that comes with your money problems. All you need to do is just sit back, relax and you can walk away with all your financial stress that kept you awake for so many nights. This Hypnosis MP3 is very good in   managing your stress and emotions for you to be able to let go of the stress and find inner peace. After I have listened to it, I felt rejuvenated and my mind cleared from cobwebs. I was also able to once again affirm that there is more to life than just money. We worry so much about our financial status that we tend to neglect some good parts of our lives-our family, friends and the things we love and enjoy to do. We forget that sometimes the best things in life are those that money can't buy.

If you're interested in getting out of your own financial worries, just click HERE for a chance to experience a worry-free and happy life.

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12 November 2011

pink fridays #96 pink cardigan set

This cardigan set is a Christmas/baby shower gift from my sister in law last year. Ceana was able to wear it but for just a couple or three times only. She has outgrown most her baby clothes because she is growing so fast . Sometimes I get melancholic just thinking that time really flies so fast and before I know it she will be in school already. ;d

11 November 2011

Christmas Giveaway!

The Christmas season is fastly approaching, along with it is shopping and gift giving season as well. Wouldn't it be nice if there will be some extra cash to spend? It is actually a good thing that Georyl has sponsored this giveaway :

There will be a total of 22 Winners of cash prizes and 3 bloggers will get the chance to to win blog makeovers.

The Prizes

One Winner of $100 Paypal Credits

One Winner of $50 Paypal Credits

Three Winners of $25 Paypal Credits

Five Winners of $10 Paypal Credits

Twelve Winners of $5 Paypal Credits

Three blog makeovers – special prize for bloggers who do the optional task only

Major Sponsors of GEORYL’s Christmas Giveaway

You can check out about the mechanics by clicking on the badge above or by visiting any of the giveaway sponsors's blog. 

Merry Christmas in advance, only 42 days to go!


Lucky day for me indeed!Today's date 11.11.11 made my night. I have received and email from Jenny of Chronicles of a Nursing Mom informing me that I am the winner of her Sunshine Babies Boutique Giveaway (which she launched Oct 28 and ended today Nov11). The prizes are : 1 Baby Bond Nursing Cover and a Milk Band bracelets. You can check out my entry blog here.

So there were 466 entries and I won! Actually I have been lucky enough because for the past few months I have been winning some online contests here and there and for the next days that is my goal-that is to document my prizes.

You can check out my newest baby-a new blog My Charmed Mom and please watch out for my fist ever giveaway!

09 November 2011


I have been on constant search for the right template to use on this blog. I have been switching from one template to another just to have the right look and feel on this blog. And then it came, as I was browsing on an blogger template design website, I saw this template. I felt as if this template was especially-made for this blog, from the the theme to design to color combination,the widgets, everything!

I have now really proven, that just like marriage, you can never really settle until you find the right one. You will do all means to search and search and choose from among the best until you find the right one for you. I cannot say this is the best template but I think it is the best for this blog. I have settled 'temporarily' in previous templates believing that it is the one I am looking for but then it doesn't seem right. I felt that there's still something out there for me (err, this blog I mean!). And after running around using different designs, I finally found it- here's now the look of -Of Limes and Lemons!

And just like in marriage, I wish the best and for it to last!

Please do watch out for my upcoming FIRSTS: MINI ZEST(mini giveaway) and a MAJOR ZEST(major giveaway), they are coming up very very soon!

And please care to visit my new blog My Charmed Mom,and help me build it as well...

06 November 2011

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #28

Whew!another week has passed and once again it is time for our weekly caravan.

Welcome to Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #28 : Google Friend Connect!

This week's task is GFC following, which means we're going to look for our fellow blogger's GFC buttons and hit it, as easy as that. 
Thanks to this week's sponsors Travelers and Familia Wanderers because of them 2 lucky bloggers will get the cahnce to win $5 each. So come on hit my GFC button located at my right side bar.
Don't forget to include our sponsor's GFC's as well.
For more information in joining this caravan, head on to RubzOnline for the details.

Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway-my first ever!

04 November 2011

excited for Christmas

This is my entry to the Week 21 of the Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways. This week’s prize is $10 Paypal credits from Shydub of Impulsive Shopper.

It is exactly 50 days before Christmas. This season always gets me excited because it gives me reason to do some serious SHOPPING, aside from this I like the giving part of Christmas wherein gifts are exchanged and you get to share to others the blessings you got. For this year, it brings much more excitement since this is my first-ever Christmas to celebrate with my daughter, on that note, I couldn't help but be so thankful and blessed with this very special gift that the Lord has showered me with 10 months ago. 

pink fridays #95 wedding bond

It's time for

once again...and for this week, I wanna share our wedding bond captured with a pink stargazer as background. The stargazer is part of my wedding bouquet.

So what do you have this week?
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