Event: BDJBox X L`Oreal Paris Philippines Beauty Soiree What a Great Start to 2016


Perfect venue for the BDJXLOREALParisPH Workshop Blackboard by Chef Michel

Hello Sweeties!

It has been a while since I attended an event hosted by BDJBox . I was very happy to have gotten an invitation for their very first Beauty Soiree and this is an exclusive partnership with L`Oreal Paris Philippines.

The workshop is aptly called Kickstart your New Look with L`Oreal Paris. The workshop is exclusive for the lucky ladies who got the December BDJBox L`Oreal Paris and the lucky few who were won various contest like myself c/o Kate Alvarez.  It`s divided into two parts. The first part focuses on hair which is of one of L`Oreal Paris` specialty and the last part on styling and make-up.  Such a great way to start the year, with a new look and a new perspective.

Want to know more about this workshop? Read on!

Continue reading

Hello 2016…Please Be Kind…am begging you or How I Keep My Life on Track


Hello Sweeties,

A lot has happened to me and to my family the last month of 2015. I have to admit it has been a trying tail end of the year. I plow on… I carry on and like everyone I survived.

I am not one who believes in new year resolutions. Maybe because I can never follow it to the letter and I tend to carry over the list the following year. You know how tiring it is, to rewrite your resolutions every year…the same thing. It is quiet embarrassing.  So for the past couple of years I started with my word for the YEAR.

Kate Alvarez, one of the amazing women of bdjbox.com and editor of the Belle de Jour Power Planner wrote a very nice article about this. You can read it here.  In essence, instead of making a list and checking it twice but not following the promises in the said list, it is best to pick/select an empowering word to live by for the entire year.

This year I choose COMMITMENT.  For some reason I always go with some fad or the other… like Calligraphy or water coloring and set it aside.  I am not much of a multitasker.  I have a short attention span and my daughter says that I am such a kid sometimes… she often says this to me with a straight face. I have a tendency to get overwhelmed, sometimes I get bored must of the time I forget. Yeah, the attention span of a 3 year old.

BDJ Power Planner, BDJ Quest Journal and CBTL Giving Journal

Now part of my 2016 Everyday: BDJ Power Planner, BDJ Quest Journal and CBTL Giving Journal

Because of my uber short attention span, I need keep everything written down to remind me of my everyday… as a reporter, as a blogger and as  Mommy.

 My brain is like a cesspool…. so unorganized.  Hence the need to have everything written down so I can go back to it. Similar to the character of Dory  in Finding Nemo, I need a constant reminder, repeating everything over and over so I’d remember. Tsk… and you know that does not always work. I need to keep something on hand so I can run my life without any major hiccups. Schedule everything before hand, so none of the important events overlap.

Want to know how I keep my life on track? Read on!

Continue reading