May 23, 2017

Our Little Bossing is Back!


After two months of vacationing, our little bossing is back.


Though we still don't have a new house help, thanks to my sister for agreeing to be with us until June. With that having no house help still, I feel the pressure of giving up my work.


That thing called "mommy guilt" strikes again. I wish things are just easy so do decision makings. Nevertheless, I trust God's plan. We still have more than two weeks to find a new househelp or I'll make a big decision in life.

For now, I will focus on the positive side and do my mommy duties. Because my son's 7th birthday is fast approaching. So I started with doing these felt cloth letters as DIY party decorations for his DIY party at home on his birthday.


Speaking of his 7th birthday, we already reserved a McDonald's birthday party before his birthday naman. Also, I am still looking for a perfect gift. I'm choosing between a karaoke microphone because my son loves to sing (Read: Matthew the #hugot Singer), or a guitar. Just in time because I saw nice first act electric guitar at guitarcenter.com.

Which ever I choose, for sure my son will appreciate it. Please pray that I also come up with the best decision.

Have a great week ahead!
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April 27, 2017

Stir Fry Chicken and Potatoes with Sarsaya Oyster Sauce


It's been more than a month since our little took his vacation at our home town, at my in-laws house. Because of this, Daddy and I are alone at our home sweet home. Dahil dalawa lang kami, nakakatamad na magluto. Wala na din kami meal plan since then, hehe. So kung ano na lang maisip at kung ano na lang meron sa fridge.

There are nights pa nga that we just eat vegetable and fruit salad.


Or whole wheat bread sandwich.


O kaya naman fast food.



But last night sinipag akong magluto when I saw this Sarsaya Oyster Sauce. 


Then I remember we still have chicken and baby potatoes, plus garlic, onions and ginger. Voila! 


I just add a teaspoon of soy sauce and Sarsaya Oyster Sauce.


I cooked just enough for the two of us.


I called it stir fry chicken and potatoes and here's what you need:

1/4 chopped chicken meat
1/4 potatoes (cut into two for baby potatoes)
garlic
ginger
onion
Sarsaya Oyster Sauce
Soy Sauce

How to cook:

1. In a hot pan, add oil and saute ginger, garlic and onion until the onion is translucent. Set aside.
2. In the same pan, fry the potatoes. Set aside.
3. Stir fry the chicken meat until golden brown. Add the sauteed ginger, garlic and onion, and the fried potatoes
3. Add the Sarsaya Oyster Sauce and a teaspoon of soy sauce to taste.. Simmer for few minutes and serve with hot rice.

As simple as that. This is good for two people na. Tara let's eat?
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April 23, 2017

Style Up Yourself With Divatress Wigs


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

It's been ages since I had my long hair. I always have shoulder-length hair like this.


Having short hair is more manageable and convenient for a working mom like me. However, there are days I wish I have longer hair, that especially when I saw women with long hair. For me, having long hair makes a woman more feminine and attractive. They can style up their hair like straight, curl or wavy. Though having short have makes a woman look younger.

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April 1, 2017

Unboxing Trax Orbitrac


This is an overdue post. Pardon for sharing this late.

I almost achieved my 2016 weight –loss goal. From 195 lbs I hit the scale at 165-mark at the end of the year.

For most, they thought that I had to sacrifice my eating habits and visits the gym regularly. But not. Just check it HERE.

Also, my weight-loss goal will not be possible without Mommy's company. She sheds extra pounds too.

This year, I wanted to continue living “healthier”. I need to tone saggy skin. We have already sets of weights at home but I think this is not yet enough.


Buti na lang Mommy allows me to spend the savings for my auditor’s training and purchase a new toy for me – a stationary bike. Christmas Gift daw sa akin.  We need to add cardio activities.

I got this Trax Orbitrac 3rd Generation from Chris Sports - SM Marilao Branch. This originally priced at  PhP7,499 but I got this with a 10% discount.

Since we don’t have a spacious service, I just checked the parts and assembled it at home. Assembling is easy since it is already provided with tools needed for tightening or loosening screws and bolts and nuts.

Here is how it looks like after about 2 hours of assembling.

Photo Source: Chris Sports


Footrest.


The foot rest is wide enough making you more comfortable as you use. It is sturdy too that you can stand while using the bike.

Handle.
The handle is cushioned with foam making it not slip and doesn’t hurt your palms and you go. The handles could not be set to stationary like the other brands.

Saddle.


The seat is cushioned and adjustable for optimum support that can hold up to 110 kilos.

Tension adjuster.
There is a knob that is used to adjust the tension of the bike for a better challenge.

Monitor Screen.


Trax Orbitrac is equipped with a digital monitor that counts your speed, distance, time and calories burned. I not sure if this gives reliable results when it comes to calories burned.

I am looking forward that this will give great results after months of using. Though the calories burned based on the monitor is not that high, having some cardio activities is still good for the health.

As of now, I am just enjoying using Trax Ortbitrac. It really works most of my body parts.

Working out either cardio or toning is best done listening to upbeat music. Either by headset or a multimedia speaker at home attached to a cellphone or any music player. I prefer using a headset so it won’t disturb others at home. Good thing that I have a nice headset with my phone to enjoy the music in my playlist.

If you are looking for tools that will give you a good sound, search for the Shure brand and check it out!

Do you have fitness equipment at home too?

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March 29, 2017

Weekend Home DIYs


It has been a long time since I made a post on this site.

Since it's only me and Mommy Maye at home, we spent our weekends by making ourselves busy. My plan was to sit back and watch a complete season of Daredevil but I made worthier tasks.

While, Mommy was doing the cleaning and house chores, I made some do it yourself (DIY) crafts out of wood scraps.

First is this knife organizer.

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Knife Organizer
I made this by joining together two pieces of wood blocks of about ½ inch thick. Smoothen the surface with sand paper then polish with plastic varnish.

I also made this simple cellphone or tablet holder.

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Wooden cellphone and tablet stand
A slit of about 1 cm wide and 1 cm deep is made into the surface of a wooden block. The surface is then polished with sand paper followed by plastic varnish.

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Wooden cellphone and tablet stand
This is perfect for watching movies on your tablet or phone.

Also, I made wooden board shelves for Matthew’s stuff. However, I haven't fix it on the wall so I will share it next time.

Actually, home improvement and maintenance is a never ending task. We have still loads of home improvements to do like a new room for Matthew and spring cleaning of our master's bedroom. By the way, let me share some helpful cleaning hacks I found at Invitation Homes.

Cleaning Hacks, Invitation Home


Hopefully, we'll accomplish our home improvement plans as much as what we had done last year.

What made your weekend busy?

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