Monday, October 26, 2020

Get up to 50% off on Crayola’s grand launch from October 26-November 1 on Shopee

Tristan, Athena, and Brianna love to draw a lot. We always have papers full of their drawings all over the house. Before the quarantine, I bought them new boxes of crayons each. And, they are all worn out already. They've been drawing and coloring a lot. They even made greeting cards for every birthday that passed. Oh, they also made "get well soon cards" for the Covid-19 patients last April. So it's time to buy new crayons for my little artists. 

Just in time, Crayola will be launching in Shopee! And they'll have a grand launch sale, wherein you can get up to 50% of on select Crayola products from October 26- November 1! I don't go out unless it's to buy food, so if you are like me who prefers to buy anything else online, then this a good news for us! 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Diana Stalder’s Promise of a Better You Emerges in the New Normal

Skin care is self care! So don't believe anyone who says that good skincare isn’t essential in these trying times. The new normal has been changing the way people do things—including the way one takes care of his/her skin. Now that everyone has more time for himself/herself, there surely is much room for continuing to come up with the better version of one’s self. 

Diana Stalder, one of the country’s top authorities on skincare and beauty, is continuously providing the best products and services in the market during the new normal. With the dermatological breakthrough products continuously manufactured by its contract manufacturer, Stalder Laboratories, Inc., you can be sure the health of your skin will not get left behind. 

There is no excuse from getting the Diana Stalder skincare you have been accustomed to as the flagship products of the brand remain up for purchase at the Gateway Center aside from its authorized resellers nationwide and online through its official Shopee store. Here are the in-demand Diana Stalder products and services that you can still conveniently avail even in the community quarantine. 

Diana Stalder Skincare Kits

Diana Stalder Hygiene Kit has the essential items that will keep you protected at all times. The Tea Tree Soap has natural antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties to protect you not just from the coronavirus but also from all other ailment- causing microorganisms. The Kiwi Lush Hand Sanitizer—the new liquid gold—is your handy protection against coronavirus, also bringing the refreshing and invigorating feel from the tropical fruit. The kit comes with a 30-mL-bottle of alcohol for added hygiene. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tristan Turns 11!

My other September baby just turned 11. Whaaattt??? I can't believe that two more years and my firstborn is officially turning into a teenager. Shucks. I know I've said this countless times, but really, where did the time go? 

Tristan's birthday was last September 15, Tuesday, and it was their second day of distance learning. So we were all busy (and stressed hence the late posting), but we managed to have a simple celebration. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

My parents are now senior citizens, and I've been living away from them for over seven years already. That's why I can't help but worry, especially since the pandemic broke out. As we all know, the elderly are more at risk. Also, my dad has been suffering from High Blood Pressure for a while now. 

We use to visit my parents every summer, but have to miss it this year, for everyone's safety. So since I can't physically be there, I always check on them from time to time through social media and video calls. Good thing my Kuya is also there. Though they don't live in the same household, he takes care of our parents' needs like buying their groceries, food, and other essentials. 

My parents are not growing any younger; that's why we are more mindful of their health. I want them to feel my love and care even from a distance and ensure that they are in good health. So to help boost their immunity, I told them to add Atienza Naturale Turmeric Capsule to their current vitamins. I discovered that Turmeric has lots of health benefits and is good for the elderly especially those who are suffering from common elderly diseases like High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, and others. But it is not just for the elderly, anyone can actually use it.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Chunky Chicken Caldereta Recipe in less than 20 minutes

Sunday is family day! No work, no online classes. It's been a stressful past 2 weeks since the kid's distance learning started. I haven't cooked a decent meal, we mostly order food or we cook instant food. So today, I cooked something special for lunch (brunch for me hehe).

I cooked Chunky Chicken Caldereta. It's my 2nd-time ko cook Caldereta, first one was beef. Oh wait, I think I cooked Beef Caldereta twice already. I am sure I took photos but I don't know where they are now so I haven't blogged about it yet. I'll probably cook again soon. So it's the first time I used Chicken meat for Caldereta and kung gaano katagal lutuin yung beef caldereta, with this, it only took me less than 20 minutes. Sharing with you my secret- I used Mama Sita’s Caldereta Mix. I don't have all the ingredients on hand so, Mama Sita's Mix was a lifesaver. 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Make Your Own Fluffy Pancakes from Scratch

Pancakes anyone? I don't know about you but we all love pancake in the house. Wether you top it with maple syrup, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and fruits, it's perfect for breakfast and snack time. 

With all the ready mix pancake that is available in every supermarket everyone can have instant pancake anytime. I remember cooking my first pancake that way, it's so easy just add water, cook and voila! No hassle right? But did you know that making your own pancakes from scratch isn't that hard at all? You might say why bother when you can do it the easy way, but hey it always feels good to learn! 
We have a huge pack of all purpose flour which we won from an online promo so I found ways how to make use of it. 

I remember my mom cooking pancakes from scratch when I was young so I called her up and asked for the recipe. Google was of course very helpful, I was able to check other recipes though it's pretty much the same hehe. 

So here's an easy recipe for a fluffy pancake from scratch!

1 1/2 all purpose flour 
2 teaspoon baking powder 
A pinch of salt 
1 tablespoon white sugar 
1 1/4 cups milk 
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter/ oil 
A dash of vanilla extract (optional)

1. Mix together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and sugar). 
2. Make a well in the center and pour in milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract
3. Mix until smooth.
4. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan, I use nonstick pan so no need for oil. 
5. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter in the pan and cook both sides.
6. Drizzle with desired syrups and topping. Serve and enjoy!

Easy peasy! It's been quite a while now since the last time I bought those pancake mixes because now I can make my own! You should give it a try and let me know how it turned out! 

Anyway For our snack earlier, i prepared the traditional Pinoy pancake which is just butter/margarine and a sprinkle of sugar on top. The kids and the husband loved it! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Athena's Quarantine 8th Birthday Parties!

Happy 8th birthday Athena!

"Ber-months" is not just Christmas Season in our family, but also birthday season. And it starts with Athena, who shared the same birthday as Mama Mary- September 8. It only seems like yesterday when we were planning her 7th birthday party, and now she's 8!

If it weren't for the pandemic, she would have celebrated her birthday with her classmates in school, or it could be just a simple dinner at home with my in-laws or we eat out. We don't throw big birthday parties, and I'll probably write another blog post about it.

Since September 8 was a Tuesday, we celebrated twice. As you all know, we live with Jaear's parents but they go to work on weekdays, and my sister in law (with her friend who she lives with) who lives in their house in Manila, visited us over the weekend, so we just decided to celebrate. Or, did we just used Athena's birthday as an excuse to have a feast? LOL!