A Year of Thankfulness and Change

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There was much to be thankful for in 2016. For me a year has been good if my kids are healthy, doing well in school and I’m working. That’s why I think my 2016 has been a year of thankfulness and was more good than bad because there were so many opportunities and experiences.

Though my year was great there was a sourness to it. For the first time I’m officially confirming then end of my marriage. Yes, 17 years done and gone. That’s the one downer however I choose not to dwell on that because to be honest I think it was one of the best decisions I made. Having married so young it’s the first time I’m getting to actually live my own life without having to think “What will he think?” “Will he get angry?” and the like. I’m happy they are doing well and we’re all supporting one another.

Looking back on 2016 there were many firsts and many of those opportunities were from my blogging! Sharing my year of firsts, happiness, acceptance, sadness and positivity.

Disney On Ice

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Calaguas Island Summer Adventure

Jael goes to Kinder 2

MBP Halloween Mad Hatter Party

Meeting the Cake Boss

Learning how to do selfies with the OPPO F1s Limited

MBP Christmas Party

Brentwood Suites

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 🎄🎉❤

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Imperial Palace

❤ #newyear #happynewyear #igers #igersmanila #igphilippines

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Love from my NIDO GUM Family


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A Whimsical Gift Shopping Experience at Great Kids Trinoma

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Great Kids in Trinoma has just about the prettiest clothing for girls and moms I’ve ever seen. Though I may not have a young daughter anymore I do have a niece and friend’s kids to gift these beautifully crafted dresses and blouses for young girls aged 2-10 yrs old.


Great Kids is a mommy and me, kids and maternity dress shop with such a wide array of designs. Of course, being the girl that I am, I fell in love with the pastel designs, bright and bold creations and colorful clothing sets.


Isn’t that pink sequined top just too adorable for words?


These dresses came with dolls!


More pretty dresses! The store has a very airy and whimsical feel.

At the Mommy & Me corner you’ll find some excellent clothing for twinning.


Do your gift shopping at Great Kids and for sure they’ll love what they receive from you!


GREAT KIDS boutiques:
– TriNoma: Ground Floor near Activity Center
– Shangri-la Plaza: Level 4 Main Bldg
– Alabang Town Center: Level 2 Expansion Bldg
– Ayala Center Cebu: Level 3
– SM City Cebu: Level 2, Main Mall
– SM City Iloilo: Upper Ground Floor
– SM Mall Of Asia: Level 3, Main Mall

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The Gift of Sharing: #MBPGiftSwap

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My co-admin at Mommy Bloggers Philippines, Lani came up with the wonderful idea of having a Gift Swap. Thus the #MBPGiftSwap 2016 was born. Having over 600 members we were anticipating that many mommies would like to join and we were right! It truly is the season of giving as mommies exchanged gifts.

I got Mommy Madz of Mommy n More as my gift partner. The aim of the gift swap was to have the mommies get to know each other. I chose to share items that would represent who I was as a mommy and blogger. I hope she enjoys my gift!


Mommy May Ann of Mom’s Venture was assigned to gift me with things that represented her and her blog. I really loved the box of Papemelroti goodies I received. It had a necklace, notepad, key chain, a magnet and a cute note on a teacup design.



Mommy May Ann is a mom of 2, an engineer (woah!), self professed coffee addict and loves to bake, cook, and DIY stuff. I can relate to her DIY interest because I love making things. I used to be more active creating gifts for loved ones but with the lack of time I haven’t had many opportunities to do so. I’m excited to try making her Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe


10 lucky mommies will be winning a gift pack which includes products from our #MBPGiftSwap Sponsors! #mommybloggersph


Contadina |Tupperware | Lorenzana Lorins Patis and Lorins Bagoong Alamang Guisado myPhone watch | VillaDelConte chocolates | Arla Poetry Magnets

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