I won!

never in my life have i won any blog give away, until now. and from who else but from a mommy friend i met online! MAY!

her blog giveaway was loaded with yummyness! and i just had to join! (ok, i loved the bag too!)

and when i found out that i was the lucky winner! i couldn’t believe it, no really!

so i messaged may asap, gave her my address and these goodies came in the mail the next day:

labelled the goodies

oh you can just imagine the sad state those napoloeones came in. they were squished to almost paper thiness. but my mom and i eased their pain. those yummy squares were gone that same day. ( i saved some for hubby of course – and now he’s still craving for it)

as for the piaya and tartlets, they were happily settled in my boy’s tummies. especially k2 who surprisingly adored the piayas. k3 devoured the tarts. where’s k1? well, he had his equal share among all the goodies. 🙂

as for the bag, mother dear wanted to have the bag for herself, but i said no. but she can borrow it. it was given by a good friend so, it must be put to good use (haven’t thought of it yet. it sits inside my cabinet though LOL)

and here’s k3, modelling the bag may gave. 🙂

nice angle little one 🙂

again, thank you may! looking forward to the next giveaway! 🙂

post line up

day 27 of the 30 day blog challenge. 3 more days to go!

still swamped with work, so for now, a line up of blog entries that will be published:

– finally getting into pottermore
– k1 & k2’s test results
– a trip to the ER with k3
– k1’s career day as a race car driver
– semi-birthday blues

off the top of my head, these are the things that i should’ve published, but still on paper.

hopefully before the month ends or by next week, these things will be published.

be back soon kids!

on another blog break

i have to go on another blog break to reset some things going on. and i will continue the remaining days of my 30 day blog challenge.

counting down to 23 days before the big 3-0! 🙂

later!

it’s perfectly ok to make mistakes

day 26 of the 30 day blog challenge and a double post in 1 day

how do you explain to a child that it is ok to make mistakes? that from these mistakes, you become a better person? that mistakes are what makes us perfect?

i just got a message from my mom thru fb chat that k1, was low on self esteem. after their spelling drill and having difficulty in getting 2 words right, he blurted out that he was a loser, that he can’t get anything right.

it broke my heart to pieces.

on my part it felt like i did something wrong. that somewhere, i was the loser. i was crushed. but, i have to be the brave one, the one bearing the sunshine and happy thoughts. i’m just glad that mom was able to assure him that it was ok to make mistakes. that you don’t usually get things right the first time.

k1 and i will have another talk tomorrow morning before he goes to school. i think he needs all the self esteem boost not only from my mom but from me, his own mom. i’m the one assigned to make things better. and damn right i will make it better, for him. he may get the hard truth, but, he will for sure, understand. he’s smarter than what we think he is. all he needs is that loving assurance.

in retrospect, i wished my mom was like that to me when i was younger. i learned it the hard way and thru books.

a little retail therapy

day 25 of the 30 day blog challenge

a little shopping never hurt anyone. the last time hubby and i bought things for ourselves were eons ago. most of our retail therapy sessions were spent on things for our kids and our humble home (aka my parent’s house)

so this is one of the rarest days where hubby and i were able to buy things that makes us really happy. our cabinets have been groaning for new companions, our old clothes have been used up to the last thread (ok exaggerated, LOL!) so, we gave in to their demands. 🙂

here are a few things that made me really happy:

i got lots of keys


gatekeeper necklace from accessorize. lovely cluster of keys!

new book!


samantha sotto’s before ever after. i must have 1 book purchase! (book review soon!)

hello sarah!


sarah satchel from accessorize. love at first sight!

lovely boat shoes


grey boat shoes/loafers from Forever 21. now i want sneaker versions!

as for hubby, he got 3 new pairs of pants, 1 new sneaker and tons of shirts! i also bought several tops but, that’s for another post. 🙂

feels good to reward ourselves. 🙂

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