Monday, March 26, 2012

Trip Or Treats Goodie Giveaway: Vosges Chocolates Truffles

She's giving out a box of Vosges Haut Chocolat Truffles to one lucky commenter. Click link below:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Can't Get Enough of AsianVogue's Bag

My long wait is finally over because my new bag is here. Yey! I'm very lucky to win in The Emancifashion of Lai (Ms. Lai Serrano's) giveaway here. As a prize, I get to pick an item worth 1K. As I've said in my previous post, I'm more of a bag-holic than a shoe-holic. And besides I'm a wide-footed woman that's why shoes are out of the game. Here is the item (with one surprise gift -- a kikay pouch) that I have chosen:
First off, I would like to thank The Emancifashion of Lai for having this giveaway and please do check her blog out. And of course big thanks to Ms. Angel del Rosario, owner of AsianVogue, for sponsoring such giveaway and for a having a very smooth transaction with her. More clients and giveaways to come! If you have time, kindly visit AsianVogue's websites below:

Facebook Profile:
Facebook Fanpage:

For sure, you will find great items that you will truly love! :)

So guys and gals, here's my tip. You should never get tired of joining AsianVogue's giveaways. Who knows one day YOU might be the LUCKY winner! :)

My New Swag: AsianVogue Bag

My new AsianVogue bag has finally arrived. After 3 months of waiting, whew it's really worth my wait. Yehey! I won this item from Kikaysimaria (Ms. Eloisa Co's) giveaway here and announced here. As a prize, I get to pick an item worth P1000. As I've said in my previous posts, I have a wide foot and it would be unwise to buy shoes online so a bag would be a nice choice. Here's the photo of the bag (with one surprise gift -- I love the sunglasses, just in time for summer) I've picked:
I chose this bag because it is very versatile. It's a 2in1 bag; it can be used as a bag pack or shoulder bag. I love it because it has many pockets to put my little stuff there.

I would like to thank first Ms. Angel del Rosario for sponsoring this giveaway and we had a very smooth transaction. Please do check  AsianVogue sites below:

Facebook Profile:
Facebook Fanpage:

Lastly, I would like to thank Ms. Eloisa Co of Kikaysimaria for having this giveaway. If you have time, kindly visit her site for more giveaways!

How about you? What items have you won or personally bought at AsianVogue? Share yours now. I would love to hear your story. :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Drowning Equilibriums: DE 2012 Giveaway Series: CLOSET CHIC

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Items from Personalized Accessories

I've got an unexpected win from Ms. Laureen Uy's BMS x PA giveaway here and announced here. As I prize, I get to choose items worth P500. Yey, lucky me! Here are the items that I have chosen:

Wow, those accessories are fashionable; I can't wait to use them.

I would like to thank Ms. Laureen Uy of BMS and most especially Personalized Accessories for sponsoring such giveaway. Please do check their Facebook page for their great items. :) 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How Did I Start Joining Online Contests and Giveaways?

I started joining online contests and giveaways February of last year when I came across Animetric's World Facebook page and gave her Anlene giveaway a try. I don't know why I joined, maybe out of curiosity. Fortunate enough, I've won in her giveaway.  I've got 2 boxes of Anlene as my prize.  I get hooked on it. The rest was history as they say.

The fun part of it is that you get to win everything for free (sometimes the winner needs to shoulder the shipping fee though)... from food, cosmetics, beauty products, bags, shoes, clothes, movie tickets, gift certificates. Online contests and giveaways vary from the simplest mechanics to the complicated ones. Twice or thrice I have tried joining voting/liking contests but this is one thing that I try to avoid because I find it hard to get votes/likes especially if you are new to this kind of thing and your online friends are not into it. I have a confession to make. Would you believe that I am forced to do a self-study of blogger and tumblr because most of online contests and giveaways require a blogger and tumblr account? Yay, I'm not an expert though, knowing just the basics would be fine.

And now after almost a year of joining online contests and giveaways, I don't know why I suddenly had this urge of giving blogging a shot. Maybe because I've been a frustrated writer before way back in high school that I wanted to try writing in our school newspaper but I didn't have the guts to give it a try.  I've been too focused on my academics.

No, I am definitely not going to quit joining online contests and giveaways but I want to broaden my horizons more through blogging. I don't know what lies ahead in my blogging career. Shoot, I need to refresh my mind about correct grammar, spelling and sentence formation now.

How about you? How did you start joining online contests and giveaways? I would love to hear your story. :)

Drowning Equilibriums: DE 2012 Giveaway Series: CHOCOLATE CLOTHING

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Greatness Starts at Home

July 2008 was a very unforgettable date because pressure on us as a couple is over -- I'm finally pregnant. It took us almost four years of waiting for this moment to come. We can't describe our feelings... It was so overwhelming. I was kind of nervous and excited at the same time. There are many questions going through my head during that time: Will we be good parents to this child? Will she grow up to be a good person? Our lives turned around 360 degrees when we had her. I had no doubt of giving up my career for my baby because we waited for so long for this moment to come and we don't want to miss every milestone of her life. Her first words, her first walk, her first haircut & other firsts shouldn't be missed. Quitting what I love to do was never easy because I'm getting used to working since I graduated in college. But this is it... we were finally called a family.

When she came into this world on April 22, 2009, she's been everyone's bundle of joy.  Every moment with Ranae Emanuelle (ER) was heaven.
She had this certain charisma or charm to other people. She would smile, wave her hand or say hi to total strangers. Many say that she has this potential of being an actress. She so love the crowd -- no stage fright at all. She loves to entertain people. She would sing and dance whenever she heard a familiar song or music. She had also compassion or sensitivity to others. Whenever she heard someone cry especially babies and kids, she would tap their shoulders and say "tama na cry". Those simple things really never failed to amaze us.
I think it has something to do with the genes... he he he. Kidding aside, I think hubby and I have been hands-on parents that is why she grow up to be like that. Having a nanny or yaya was never an option. I think this is one thing that I am totally proud of myself. Since we had a small business at home, we get to spend more quality time with her.  Having a supportive and loving better-half is also the key. Usually, hubby and I take turns in taking care of her (especially when she was still small) whenever I need to do household chores like cooking, doing the laundry or cleaning the house. Our families' love and support also helps a lot. We left ER in her grandparents' house whenever we need to run errands or attend important events and meetings.

Now that ER is turning 3 this April 22, now that she had memorized her ABCs and 123s, we have decided to send her to school this June as "saling pusa". This is just another journey of her that we are looking forward to.

Raising a kid is not an easy task. It requires a lot of time, effort, energy and patience. Our unconditional love, supportive families and quality time spent with my little girl are the keys why she grows up to be a smart, adorable & bubbly kid. Whatever career she pursues in the future, we will support her all throughout.  :)

How about you? What is your child’s greatest moment of achievement and how did it all start at Home? Share yours now... :) 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beauté: 1st blog giveaway!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mimi Valentine: March Giveaway!!

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Bags Galore

Many say that I'm lucky when it comes to blog giveaways and one of my FB friends even tagged me as the "blog giveaway queen". Thanks to Ms. Julianne Yuki for the title! Honestly, I've been eyeing many bags online but luckily, I won in Ms. Angela Andaluz Birthday Giveaway. As a prize, I get to pick 3 items from her online shop. I opted for bags rather than shoes or clothes. If you have a wide foot or a large frame like mine, I think it would be unwise to buy it online, I think I should buy those personally. Plus, I'm more of a bag-aholic rather than a shoe-holic!

Here are the bags that I have choosen:

The first two bags I can use on casual attire and the third one for my laptop! I even used the first bag recently in our wedding anniversary getaway in Tagaytay. Excited mode lang.

I would like to thank Ms. Angela Andaluz for these wonderful prizes. More followers and giveaways to come! Please do check out her multiply site here, tumblr site here and Facebook fan page here for the items. :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Charmed: Charmed's First Blog Giveaway!!

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

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