Foodie Friday: Red Ribbon’s Barbie Birthday Cakes

First Friday of the month:  Food / Birthday Cakes Red Ribbon invites you to come in your fiercest pink ensemble for a Barbie Fashionista Birthday Bash! This was my invite to a mother-daughter event and having Red Ribbon + Barbie together was my guarantee to one fabulous party — something we wouldn’t want to miss. … Continue reading

Tale of Two Dads

“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” — Lydia M. Child A tale of two daddy J’s — my J and my papa J Soon after I took this shot of J and my papa on our recent family outing, I showed this to him (J) and teased him … Continue reading

The Hubby is 30-ish

“If you have a wonderful husband who works hard and would give up anything for you, then re-post this…because great men are few and far between, and by the grace of God, I have one!” Today, we celebrate my better half’s 30th birthday…not!!! This is when he stopped counting, and I second that! Hahaha! I … Continue reading

Seeing Yellow, Black, and White: The Wedding

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”1 Corinthians 13:4 This is the unifying theme of last December’s event.  Truly a joyous celebration with a “mix of serious, funny, laughter, tears, romance and comedy…that’s life, that’s marriage…”, perfectly summed up by one of the couple’s … Continue reading

The Girl is 3

“I’m three years old…I’m already big…I’m the leader of the kids”, proclaimed my precious little girl as I greeted her this morning. This post is dedicated to our lovely daughter who’s always pretty in pink, sugar and spice, and everything nice (“,) What Is a Daughter? A daughter is a rainbow bubblea star glimmering in … Continue reading

The Boy is 6

“The time goes by so quickly. Precious moments need to be shared while they can. The lives of children move on so swiftly, and there are so many days that are already memories.  Of all the things I have come to understand, the best is to cherish today — before it’s too late. Don’t worry … Continue reading

My Quick ‘Chocolat’ Fix

Lately, I have been cake-tripping, as you may have seen on my previous post.  How lucky are we to have so many food establishments and cake shops to choose from in our neighborhood! And this latest addition is what I have been waiting for to open since the past month.  Their signage says:  Deep Dark … Continue reading

Carla’s and Caroline’s Sweet Endings…and In-betweens

“I want cake, mommy, a pink cake!”; “I want that one, the purple one!”; “That’s my birthday cake!”…and the shout-outs keep coming from the mouths of babes. Even at different times of the day, at different days of the week, the boy and girl of the house will demand for their sugar rush. They know … Continue reading

Mama’s Bar Cookies

I was in ‘sick bay’ last week with the common flu. So I quarantined myself and just spent the weekend at home. And I apologize for not posting on my official blog day last Friday since I am still nursing a terrible drum-sounding cough. Though Friday was not totally uneventful, I was completely uninspired to … Continue reading

Rediscovering Baking

Success! That’s how I felt after the kids and I enjoyed our bites of freshly baked oatmeal cookies. It’s been a while since I last baked. And the last time was a disaster. I got into baking when I was in seventh grade, I think, and mainly because my mom was ‘training’ me to start … Continue reading