Mom’s Day Out with Sun Life Financials

I must admit I was guilty as I went to Mom’s Day Out Event from Sun Life Financials.
As a working mom, weekends are a treat for the family right? Thus, the husband is super OC that he lectured me about taking care the family first before going out with my other engagements. It’s weekend and it’s supposed to be a family bonding day – a time to check our kid’s notebooks, books and quiz result, a time for school re-enforcement with kids, a time to clean the house, a time to empty the laundry basket or a play time with kids and the kid’s father – but then again, I chose to attend the event plus requested him to dropped me at the event’s venue. We don’t have a stay-in house helper so that means he’ll have to watch over the kids while I’ll have my Mom’s Day Out :)
Come on mommies! Please spare me that awful reaction because I went out from the event thankful and satisfied that I joined coz I get to hear the talk about “Balanced Motherhood” from Mommy Michelle Alignay, a Family Life Specialist and about “Saving for the Future” by Rosario Madonna Rivera.

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From her talk, these are what I learned:

Balanced Motherhood

  • What is Balanced Motherhood?
    Faced with changes, challenges and children, mommies must know how to balance. Changes in our body as we carry our baby from our womb, changes with our children as they grow everyday, changes in our relationship with our husband and as our partner in child-rearing or changes with career due to re-organization, whatever it is as we go with our life’s journey, there is always a change.
    And that change is definitely a challenge.
    Now I know, why we are called moms, because we are the Master of Multi-tasking. We cooked 1-3 meals in the mornings and at the same time bathe our kids and help them prepare for school. We hurry with our lunch so we still have time to buy some groceries before the start of meetings at work. As mommies doing multi-tasking, we are reminded to always keep the balance — to be aware of what is in our mind and emotions and that ensure that our body connects with it. I must admit, I do grocery shopping but my mind is at work wondering if I can deliver my tasks that day.
  • Why do we need to Balance and Re-Balance?
    With so much things to do at home or at work, we sometimes forget we are no longer in balance. Sickness or body pains sends messages that tells us to pause. Being imbalance or stuck in being busy may bring harm to us, mommies. We must take action to this messages to avoid it to become knot and difficult to untangle. Pouring all your energy without taking action of the imbalances you experience will somehow bring bigger damage in the future.
  • How do we keep Re-Balancing?
    Self Care is the key to re-balancing. Take time to rest and pause and choose wellness. With all these three things — Wants, Shoulds, Capacity — focus only on what you can do, unless you are Diana Prince. Sometimes, its okay to do what you want or you don’t need to do all what you ought to do. Don’t be too rigid to do all those house chores coz it can wait. Leave the mess for awhile or those laundry that needs folding? it really can wait, unless you have an OC husband, then its gonna be hard.

Michele Alignay reminded me to love myself more, to release control of things I can no longer manager, to take more time in the shower room (and never mind the knocking from your kids :) and to put a little color on my face.

only chance to get closer with papa P #fangirl #sunlife #financialtalks #moneytalk

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Mommy pose with mommy friend, Nanay Kikay :) She blogs about motherhood, travel and beauty tips.

Financial Planning

Rosario Madonna Rivera talks about planning for the future and giving tips on saving. She introduced one of Sun Life Financial’s product which is the Sun Life MyFuture Fund. According to Sun Life’s website, MyFuture Fund is a target date fund that invests primarily in high-quality stocks and a mix of government and domestic corporate debt in accordance with an asset allocation strategy that promotes capital appreciation at the onset to maximize earning potential in the earlier years and shifts to wealth preservation to reduce exposure to risk as the maturity of the fund approaches.

For more information on MyFuture Fund, visit www.sunlife.com.ph or you may contact Jenny Magbanua, she’s a Sun Life Financial Advisor and a friend.


Note: I was invited to a Mom’s Day Out event sponsored by Sun Life Financial — a treat for moms to be reminded to do self-care to be able to take care my family.
Happy Mommy, Happy Family.

Create a Healthy Home with Electrolux

As the old saying goes, “health is wealth” and as the rainy season begins, moms needs to take even more care to ensure that their homes are healthy havens for their family. That is why leading home appliance brand Electrolux shared tips on how mothers can make their homes an #ElectroluxHealthyHome at the recently held Create a Healthy Home event at Circa 1900 in Cebu City.

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Electrolux Healthy Home event host Jude Bacalso with Founder of Mommy Mundo Janice Villanueva and MagTV hosts Reena Tan and Blinky De Leon, accompanied by her mother Angie exchange tips and home hacks to create an #ElectroluxHealthyHome.

Celebrity guests Reena Malinao-Tan and Blinky de Leon and her mom, Angeles de Leon-Cornejo, shared some of their tips for moms on how to create homes that promote wellness.

“Wellness for me is about attaining balance in everything: work and life, food, daily activities, relationships. Wellness is a journey that must be enjoyed by every member of the family,” Malinao-Tan.

“First is making sure we have a clean and relaxing place to live in. With a toddler in the house, I live by the tip ‘less is more’. My husband and son have allergies, so maintaining a good quality of air, free from dust is on top of the list. I’m also an advocate of natural and mild cleaning agents,” she elaborated.”

When it comes to eating, she said, “I go by balanced eating. In our fast-paced lives, making sure we go by the food pyramid is a challenge. It really helps to have meal planning, talking to the members of the family on the meals to prepare for a certain time. That way, we prevent ourselves from resorting to instant food or fried dishes.”

Malinao-Tan also talked about the importance of quality time with the family, making sure that they shared meals together, enjoy a regular day out (from a simple playhouse date with her little one to out-of-town adventures) and even gadget-free time in a day for them to enjoy each other’s company and shares stories of the day.

Meanwhile Angeles de Leon-Cornejo talked about the importance of fitness. “I am a fitness enthusiast. I have engaged my children to do the same for I am a strong believer of how exercise benefits the human body. I encourage my hubby to play basketball with our son in our mini-basketball in our front yard on weekends. It’s also a way for them to bond. I also allow my children to do domestic chores to ready them for the future, when they have families of their own,” Angeles de Leon-Cornejo shared.

Janice Villanueva, successful mompreneur and founder of Mommy Mundo, a community dedicated to supporting, inspiring and connecting moms, defined wellness as “not just being physically healthy but also includes maintaining a healthy mind and spirit.“

At home, Villanueva stressed, it is important to provide an environment that supports these wellness goals. Her tips include choosing products that do not contain or have less toxins and chemicals. She also mentioned the importance of regular cleaning of furniture because for her, dust is an enemy of physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as decluttering her home three or four times a year.

When it comes to eating healthy, Villanueva shared that she sits down with her cook and educates her on using healthy ingredients and methods of cooking. She also talked about the importance of reading product labels “because i want to know what is going into our bodies and our plates” and trying to go organic when she can.

Along with these wellness tips, Electrolux also launched their latest appliances with features to promote better health in the home.

#ElectroluxHealthyHome Appliances

You too can create an #ElectroluxHealthyHome with their latest line of appliances: (from l to r) the Electrolux NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerator, the Electrolux Vita Inverter Split-Type Air Conditioner, the Electrolux UltraFlex Vacuum Cleaner, the Electrolux UltimateCare Front Load Washing Machine, and the Electrolux Cooking Range with Induction Cooktop & Electric Oven.

The Electrolux UltimateCare Front Load Washing Machine

Electrolux UltimateCare Front Load Washing Machine

With the Electrolux UltimateCare Front Load Washing Machine, families can enjoy clean and allergen-free clothes that look vibrant for longer. It comes with amazing features such as Vapour Care action and the UltraMix™ System. Vapour Care softens your fabric while reducing allergens by up to 99.9% while the UltraMix™ System delivers exceptional deep cleaning and better colour care through pre-mixing detergent with water that dissolves the solution before they reach the laundry and fully activating its cleaning power.

 

The Electrolux Vita Inverter Split-Type Air Conditioner

Electrolux Vita Inverter Split-Type Air Conditioner
With the Electrolux Vita Inverter Split-Type Air Conditioner, families can enjoy cooler and cleaner air while being eco-friendly and energy efficient.

The Vita Split-Type Air Conditioner has an HD Filter that works to eliminate dust particles and bacteria-causing elements, and an Active Plasma System, where a cold plasma generator releases both positive & negative plasma from the air outlet to every corner of the room. It also comes with Inverter Technology, which not only results in benefits like low noise and optimal temperatures without sudden changes but also make the units eco-friendly and energy efficient.

The Electrolux UltraFlex Vacuum Cleaner

Electrolux UltraFlex Vacuum Cleaner

The Electrolux UltraFlex Vacuum Cleaner not only gives families powerful cleaning performance but it also helps keep their homes dust and allergen-free. It includes features such as the Turbo Cyclonic Design and has 12 Meters Ultra Long Reach to make cleaning room to room easier.

The UltraFlex Vacuum Cleaner also comes with a HEPA13 Washable Exhaust filter, which seals 99% of dust and allergens, and a Replaceable Carbon Layer. It has received 5 Stars SLG on Filtration Efficiency and was also awarded the Allergy UK Seal of Approval from the British Allergy Foundation.

The Electrolux NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerator

Electrolux NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerator

Healthy food often begins with fresh ingredients and having fresh produce in stock would definitely not be a problem with the Electrolux NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerator.

The Electrolux NutriFresh Refrigerator comes with features such as the FreshShield Crisper that comes with a tight seal that allows fruits and vegetables stay fresh for up to seven days and the FreshTaste Deodorizer that attracts and absorbs stray odors and eliminates 99.8% of bacteria.

 

The Electrolux Cooking Range with Induction Cooktop & Electric Oven

Electrolux Cooking Range

Induction cooking offers many advantages over traditional cooking technologies and with the Electrolux Cooking Range with Induction Cooktop & Electric Oven, mothers would be able to prepare healthy meals for their loved ones with ease.

The Electrolux Cooking Range with Induction Cooktop & Electric Oven allows moms to utilize induction cooking, which is proven to be faster, more precise and safer than other cooking technologies. With its precise temperature control, moms would never need to worry about undercooking or overcooking their food again. The range is also easy to clean and has a spacious layout, allowing moms to cook multiple dishes at once while the oven also includes a rotisserie to give moms even more options in preparing delicious dishes.
Encourage wellness is in your home and family with the latest products of Electrolux. For more #ElectroluxHealthyHome home care and healthy living ideas, please visit www.electrolux.com.ph and follow @ElectroluxPhilippines on Facebook and Instagram or @ElectroluxPH on Twitter.

Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, based on deep consumer insight. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative and sustainable solutions, developed in close collaboration with professional users. The products include refrigerators, ovens, cookers, hobs, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2016 Electrolux had sales of USD 14.1 billion and 55,000 employees. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.

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Why I Love ExpoMom2017

That moment like when you longed for that day to finally arrived.
That moment when you set the alarm of your phone to remind you for that event.
That moment when you tell your husband you have commitments on that day and that he can tag along and bring the kids (so he can drive you to your destination :D).
Yes, those moments! Because that’s how excited I am to join again this year’s ExpoMom here in Ayala Activity Center, Cebu.

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Expo Mom, a banner event of Mommy Mundo, is a community of moms dedicated to making motherhood easier, happier, and more fulfilling for every mom. It gives encouragement to moms all over the country in the areas of healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, active parenting, and mompreneurship.

Yes, Mommy Mundo did it again and here are the reasons why I look forward attending this event:

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1. An opportunity for mommies to get updated with the latest mommy and baby trends, new toys, new products d promos as well as new technologies helpful for mommies.

2. An opportunity for mommies to feature their business beneficial to families. I get to talk to one of owners of local products.

3. An opportunity for me to meet new mommy friends and mommy friends that i seldom meet because of work and mommy duties.

4. I got a chance to get up-close with the founder of MommyMundo and #ExpoMom. Literally, I got starstruck and speechless that I just asked for a photo with her. Said my gratitude and that’s it. I want to start a conversation with her but the introvert side of me chicken out. Anyways, Thanks again Mommy Janice for bringing ExpoMom here in the Visayas Region.

5. An event where I can bring with me my family and of course, they get to enjoy it too.

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Catch ExpoMom this July 2, 2017 at Alabang Town Center and July 15-16, 2017 at Trinoma Activity Center.

Expo Mom #TeamMom Reaches Out to Mommas in the Visayas

We are stronger together. That’s what moms have come to realize when faced with the multitude of issues and concerns that come with motherhood.

When a mom has a group of mothers behind her, the business of taking care of the everyday just seems easier. She has an ear that would listen to her worries, a smile that would brighten up her mood, and a hand that would hurry along the accomplishment of important tasks.

In celebration of its tenth year anniversary, Expo Mom pays tribute to #TeamMoms all over the country. Expo Mom #TeamMom 2017 kicked off with a three-day event at the Glorietta Activity Center in May. Next month, Expo Mom #TeamMom goes on a nationwide roadshow starting off at Ayala Center Cebu on June 17, 2017;

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and then moving on the week after to The District North Point in Negros on June 24, 2017.

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Expo Mom #TeamMom will not only bring in the most modern mommy and baby products and services to the Visayas, it will also be a wellspring of parenting trends, mommy solutions, and inspiring advocacies.

Sun Life Financials and PLDT Home will serve as co-presentors of the Cebu leg of Expo Mom #TeamMom. Some of the featured exhibitors include Cycles and Cradles, Electrolux, Nestle Cerelac, Sanicare, Tempra, Babyzone, doTERRA Therapy, Halo Sleepsack, and Modern Mama. Detox Bar, a mompreneur business based in Cebu, will also be joining Expo Mom Cebu #TeamMom.

The onstage program of Expo Mom Cebu #TeamMom 2017 will shine the spotlight on Cebu’s #TeamMoms. Groups of mommas who are mompreneurs, travel bugs, and yoga practitioners will share stories of how they have helped each other grow to become better persons and better mothers through the years. There will also be games, educational talks, and entertainment numbers throughout the event.

Caltrate Plus joins Expo Mom Negros #TeamMom as a major sponsor, together with Sun Life Financials and PLDT Home as co-presentors. Some of the featured exhibitors include Cycles and Cradles, Electrolux, Nestle Cerelac, Sanicare, Tempra, BabyZone, doTERRA Therapy, Halo Sleepsack, and Vpharma. Footsie Tootsie, a mompreneur business based in Negros, will also be joining Expo Mom Negros #TeamMom. As with the Expo Mom Cebu #TeamMom’s onstage games and talks, the Negros leg will feature local #TeamMoms who have supported each other in their motherhood journey. Among others, there will be #TeamMoms of homeschooling and breastfeeding mommas. Expo Mom’s tenth year anniversary celebration also includes a Grand Giveaway. Share your #TeamMom story on social media, and get the chance to win for you and your #TeamMom some awesome prizes. Click this link for more details. Expo Mom is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, a community of moms dedicated to making motherhood easier, happier, and more fulfilling for every mom. Mommy Mundo is your ultimate #TeamMom. Through its carefully curated selection of events and activities, Mommy Mundo has given valuable support and encouragement to moms all over the country in the areas of healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, active parenting, and mompreneurship.

Tips for a Glowin’ You by Watsons PH

Watsons Philippines partnered with the best of the brands in the country to help everyone achieve a glowing and fairer complexion inside and out. No matter how much we take good care of our body and health, we can’t help but be affected from other factors like from the environment; pollution for one can cause uneven acne and dark spots and too much intake of process foods which is filled with sugar and additives can somehow have significant contribution in our health. Then there’s attitude, our mental view, on every challenges we faced. Stress contributes to a dull sagging skin.

Watsons Philippines recently held #watsonskeepitglowin event to raise awareness and remind everyone to take care of our skin.

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Here are some of the brands that graced the event. These products are available at Watsons Philippines stores.

MX3 capsule and coffee mix which is derived from a mangosteen fruit made into dietary supplements for easy availability.

It is best to have at least get your body moving as some ambassadors share their exercise moves.
Ruffas Gutierrez (ambasadress for Cosmo Skin) and Karylle (ambasadress of Belo) shares their testimonies on how these brands help them achieve a glamorous immaculate complexion skin.

The best tip (because I find it inexpensive for me :D) is to drink lots of water, have a good night sleep and always smile though your heart is aching. Some positive outlook :)

Thanks SM City Cebu and SM Watsons Philippines for the invitation.

My Fat Bastard Wine Tasting Experience

I’m not familiar with wines. A sip of it is already enough for me especially if the smell is too strong or the taste is too bitter (locally described as “aplod”). And because wines easily gives my head a spinning sensation, one glass is well sufficient for me.

Then, there’s this invitation from Carlo of Kalami Cebu and Carlo of Maverick Ideas. Since the invitation is still open hours before the event, out of curiosity I impulsively asked to join the event and also requested if I can bring with me my husband (coz really need a guardian in case I can’t manage myself when I get tipsy)

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Fat Bastard Wine Tasting was held at the second floor of D+B Wine Shop which is located at Crossroads Banilad, Cebu City. D+B Wine’s idea is to bring the best wines here in the Philippines for the Filipinos to be familiar with and of course enjoy a glass or two. They offer a wide variety of wines and for this night, they feature Fat Bastard Wines. The wine testing was held at the second floor of D+B Wines Shop.

I’m glad I joined as I gained new knowledge about wines.

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What I learned:

  • That there’s this Swirl –> Smell –> Sip steps to taste the wine:
    Swirl – Give your glass a little swirl, circles in the air, for the wine to incorporate with the oxygen. This wine and oxygen combination adds flavor to the wine.
    Smell – Stick your nose at the mouth of the glass and smell the wine. Smell the wine’s aroma to be familiar with the wine.
    Sip – Take a sip, letting the wine spread inside the mouth before swallowing.
  • Wine’s descriptions are associated with femininity:
    Notice the streaks of wine that roll down the side of the glass when it is swirled, they are described as legs. Legs that are smooth or light. :) Also, then wines are described as having a fruity or fresh aroma just like a scent of a woman. And then there’s smooth or round or bouquet and I don’t remember which part of wine was it described.
  • Hold the glass in the stem. Holding the bowl part of the glass warms the wine.
  • White wines are best paired with salads or white meat.
    Red wines are best paired with red meat and chocolate cakes.
  • As wine complements the dishes, the flavor varies when you drink it before, during and after the dish is eaten. Europeans drink wine as a food since pairing wine with the food creates pleasure unlike Filipinos that drink to booze 😀

What I drinked:

For the white wines, D+B Wines Shop offered Fat Bastard’s Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. I was able to finish a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Not too strong to me and definitely I like the taste. I tried the second glass of  Chardonnay but was consumed only half of it. I still prefer the Sauvignon Blanc. Hhmn, the mommy in me want to indulge this wine after work. How is that?
For the red wine, Merlot and Pinot Noir was offered and it was hubby’s favorite. According to him, it taste different from wines he tasted without that sour taste. Taste just right and expensive, he said. He planned of bringing me back here in D+B Wine Shop for a date…I wonder when :)

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Wine is indeed pleasurable and I think a glass of wine did have an effect on everyone as everyone gets comfortable with each other through the night.

Thank you for the lovely evening Fat Bastard Wines and D+B Wines Shop.

Goodness Giveaway for Mommies this Mother’s Day

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This month, as a tribute to all awesome mommies, I am having hosting a giveaway :)
For being grateful for someone who will spend sleepless nights just so her kids will be taken care of, for being patient with mischievous, hard-headed kids, for sacrificing career, if not juggling career and family just to handle both and for being supportive in every ups and downs of her children’s lives.

For Mama Lorna, thank you for that love and care. Daghan Salamat :)

Have you said your gratitude to you mama, nanay, mommy? Say it now and always, not just on special occasions but everyday. Let her know you are thankful.

Anyways, please join my giveaway to win your mommy a gift and give it to her as a gesture of being thankful.

Giveaway Contents:
Winner of the giveaway will receive:

  • Plans and Purpose Worksheet by Olivia Team
    Plans & Purposes: A 12-Month Workbook is a tool designed to help you accomplish at least three major goals in the span of a year. Simplify to-do list by breaking down your action plans on a monthly basis. Evaluate your progress at the end of each month in order to plan the next. Though we are already on the fifth month of the year, never to late to start, right?
  • Nature Body Wash, Feminine Wash and Lotion by Human Nature
    According to their site, Human Nature is a social enterprise brand of natural beauty and personal care products, driven by its love for the Philippines, the poor, and the environment. I love that Human Nature consider what’s best for our country, the Filipino people and the environment.
    Because they are using natural ingredients, I am comforted that my skin is being moisturized and soothed, thus fresh and healthy. Feed with goodness!
  • Sun-Ripened Raspberry Fragrance Mist from Bath and Body Works
    The smell of sweet smell raspberry is just so mild and refreshing. Good for mommies who loves lighter smell of fragrance in colognes and perfumes.

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Giveaway Mechanics:

  1. Follow @mommyafterwork at Instagram
  2. Like or Share this post by clicking the FB Like, Twitter or G+ button above
  3. Comment on this post with your message of gratitude fo your mom

Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. Competition closes May 14, 2017
  2. Winner will be chosen on the night of May 14, 2017
  3. Giveaway is open to Cebu residents only
  4. Winner will be chosen through random.org  www.miniwebtool.com

Good Luck.

Congratulations Mommy Rose Angelie :)

Note:
This is not a paid post.
I just personally love the products and thought of sharing it with you this Mother’s Day Month.

Plastering Personality: The Pleasure Of Creating For Your Own Home Space

Design is something that’s resoundingly important when it comes to creating a home that you love, one that reflects your personality and highlights all of the little quirks and niches you carry in your soul. It often doesn’t take much time at all to find something to decorate our homes that we enjoy, but sometimes, we feel like our space is missing that certain ‘je ne sais qoui.’

While initially seeming like a roadblock to the perfect home, this is actually the time where you have the biggest opportunity for exploration. In order to fully identify what you want, you have to create it. This can be one of the most important undertakings you will ever embark on when it comes to sorting your beautiful home from lovely to stunning.

What follows is a list of home items you can create yourself that might help stamp your personality that little bit more on the home you occupy and cherish.

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Create Artwork Yourself

Decking out your walls with the next Banksy or original Picasso is a fantastic endeavour, but sometimes it might not be the right fit for you. In order to fully apply yourself to your living space, creating your own artwork might be something that makes your move in that much more special.

It could be as simple as dabbing a wall of your living room with the multi-colored painted handprints of your family, or a painting of a local landscape you’ve done in your spare time. It’s easy to desire a home that’s filled with all of the modern luxuries and decors, but putting some good old fashioned heart into things can be a reward in itself.

Craft Wooden Furniture

Woodworking is a joy because once you realise how little effort you need to understand the fundamentals, you can be well on your way to making something of value. Crafting an object using hand tools will eschew the cost of a workshop setup. This doesn’t mean you have to create a four poster master bed just yet, but putting a simple table or box for storage together can lend you some credibility when you claim your home is your home.

Not all of us have the time, energy or even ability to learn how to craft furniture though, and sometimes more specialist areas like outside decking require more of a professional touch. In order to communicate your wishes with a reliable and talented service, consider using specialists who do decking DIY projects – technical data sheets.

Identify Colors That Please You

This is more important than you think. In order to fully appreciate the range of areas in your home consider trying to find what colors best reflect your personality. Are you a relaxed minimalist? White and light blues might be the best for you. Are you a jazzy, soulful personality? Oranges, reds and yellows are for you. Decide what style works for you and check out what arrangements you can make.

If you have a family, consider having an informal meeting and decide what everyone likes. Maybe your four-year-olds suggestion of ‘unicorns everywhere’ can be taken with a grain of salt, but for the most part identifying what makes your family tick and finding some way to reflect that in your home will make it that much more of a loving living space.

Small Bedroom, Deep Impact

If we’re honest, most of us would absolutely love to have a big bedroom. I for one, would love to have a spacious bedroom considering we co-sleep with kids. But the reality of our financial situation means that it probably isn’t going to happen. At least, not yet. As a result, we keep our eyes peeled for ways to make the most of the small bedrooms that we have.

Check out these bedroom decorating ideas for small bedrooms that will have a deep impact.

Lighten Up Your Palette

Fashion star Andrew Gn lives right in the middle of Paris. Despite the fact that he’s doing rather well for himself, not even he is able to afford the space for a luxurious bedroom in his particular part of town. As a result, he’s had to get creative to make the most of the space that he has.

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On the floor of his bedroom is a 1950’s Swedish rug with quintessential Nordic charm. Above that are two nightstands, designed by Benoit Langlade. And on top of those are two 1970s lamps with gold bases. The rest of the room, including the walls, the upholstery on the Danish armchair and the bed sheets are pure white, designed to evoke a sense of space.

Fill Your Bedroom With Collectibles

If you’ve got a small room, but you’re not interested in making it feel bigger, you can still create an impact by doing something unusual. A collector from New York, for instance, decided to fill his room with as many exciting items as he could from his travels in the Orient. Practically every square inch of the room is home to one strange artifact or another.

Use Earthy Tones

Living in downtown New York is cramped at the best of time. But many designers from the city give their apartments a feeling of space by including Earthy tones, like brown, dark green and black.

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Minimalist beds, as exemplified by the designer beds by Cuckooland, are also essential to help avoid making the room appear too cramped. The lines of the bed should be as simple and as elegant as possible, and it should be draped in warm, cozy linens.

Saturate The Walls

Lorry Newhouse, a fashion designer from England, was asked to work on a small attic bedroom in an old cottage in Southampton, a city on the south coast of Great Britain. She decided that the room needed a bit more “oomph” and so she began drawing up designs using whimsical patterns all over the walls, ceiling, windows and bed clothes. Eventually, she decided on using curtains, wallpaper, and bed skirts from Rose Cummings to create a complex, blue-patterned design, giving the bedroom an eclectic atmosphere.

Add A Canopy

The problem with many bedrooms is that they lack a main event. There’s nothing to draw the gazer’s attention to one particular point or another. French homes, however, regularly make use of a canopy over the bed, designed to make the bed feel more important than it looks when it’s situated in such a small room. Canopies also help to add height to rooms that are small.

SM Seaside Cebu’s Spread 3.0 – A Taste of the Word

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Last April 9, 2017, SM Seaside Cebu had their third version of Spread, a food celebration, this time with the theme “A Taste of the World”.

Held at the Mountain Wing Activity Center of SM Seaside. Dishes from the exhibitors showcased their specialty dishes that will surely be a delight to everyone’s tummy.

The exhibitors are:

Yellow Cab Pizza
– serves pizza, pasta and chicken.
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Classic Savory
– serves Filipino and Chinese dishes. Roasted chicken and their pancit is our favorite.
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Mr Burrito Mexican Food
– with their sauces freshly made everyday, who can’t resist those burritos and taco.
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Yoshinoya Japan’s Famous Beef Bowl
– serves Japanese dishes like beef bowl or Gyudon.
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Room for Dessert
– a meal is not complete without desserts, right? Their cakes are so tempting.
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Tubo Cane Juice
– go natural using tubo (sugar cane) as the natural sweetener to your juices or slushes.
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The Lemon Co
– thirst quench with lemon juices.
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Seaside Saloon Bar & Grill
– serves beverages and drinks with alcohol.
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All these are available here in SM Seaside Cebu.

Thank you SM Seaside and CBC for the invitation.
We had fun.
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