November 23

Going All out on Decor

My ideal Christmas decor is a setup that involves the whole house. I want a tree full of trimmings, a nativity in the garden, life size Santa Claus dolls and a busy Christmas village. Even our throw pillows are to be in Christmas mode. T

The dining room is no exception.  I envisioned red or blue or green table linens and complete Christmas themed plates and glass, as well as table napkins. Oh, just thinking about this excited me already!
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November 23

Getting Crafty this Christmas

Every year, I look forward to decorating the house for Christmas. I have always wanted a home full of lights and decors because it serves as clear indication of the great festivity and celebration that we are about to celebrate on the 25th of December. For the past years, the focus has always been the Christmas tree and the lights. But since we already have a sturdy tree and I think the decors are enough, I decided to make this year’s project, a garland for our front gate. 

Merriam-Webster defines garland as a circular or spiral arrangement of intertwined material (as flowers or leaves). I have always wanted one for our door or gate.

Photo Credits: perfectly_diy_ideas.com


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November 8

It’s a Pink and White Suprise Baby Shower!

Babies bring so much joy not just to the family but to everyone else around him/her. This is exactly the emotions behind the surprise baby shower that we prepared for my good friend and boss at work, Jo, who is expecting her third child and first baby girl. She, her husband, and their two boys are not the only ones excited for their bundle of joy but we are as well!

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October 23

Mom Kat’s Shopping Tips

I think it is beginning to be quite obvious about how excited I am with the coming Christmas season. My past blog entries had all been about gifts and just basically about the Yuletide season! Well, I guess it is needless to say that it is my favorite time of the year.

Alright, so now I have completed my gift list, it is time for the actual gift buying. Let me share with you my time tested Christmas shopping tips:
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October 20

Amp It Up!

For the longest time, Daddy S has been wanting to buy a guitar amplifier (amp).  Of course, for non-musician like me, I did not know what it is for.  Using our old amp, he showed me that thru an amp, a single  guitar can have several sounds; clean, distortion, and more. Now it made sense why there are different kinds of rock! However, I was told that the quality of the sound will depend on the quality of the amp.

I checked out some local stores and realized that good amps are quite pricey. I tried online stores hoping for a good bargain and found muscians friend, Not only do they have affordable amps, they have Spider brands, one of the most popular guitar amps—and the way these amplifiers sound is a good enough reason to believe them!

Line 6 Spider IV 75 75W 1×12 Guitar Combo Amp Black


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Category: Family Matters
October 19

Getting Warmed In the Office

The Christmas season is in the air. The chilly wind at dawn is a first sign that the cold season is on its way. Even at the office, we can already feel the cold weather. The airconditioning is colder than usual even at lunchtimes and in the afternoons. Most of the time i find myself shivering because even my blazer can not keep me from getting cold. With this cold weather, Christmas cardigans are a must have in my closet. However, since i go to the office, i need one that can still look corporate. Here are some of the possible choices I found at Tbdress http://www.tbdress.com/Christmas-Cardigan/

 
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October 18

Find Your Passion and Earn from It!

One of our major goals is to have a stable business of our own because of two reasons: (1) to help increase our savings for the kids, and (2) to help stabilize their future through a steady income.

As we are scouting for possible business to get into, we considered several options; from food, clothing, service, even franchise. As we are making our business plan for each, options are slowly narrowing and what ended up in our final list are the ones we are familiar and passionate about. Why? Because those are the ones that we can plan from end to end. We know the ropes, we are familiar with how it goes. We create realistic expectations on the major purchases, monthly expenses, and possible returns for each.
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October 16

Inside Mom Kat’s Bag

It is time for a bag raid!

Compare the contents of your bag now that you are a mom to that of pre-motherhood. Big difference right? Before you were a mom the basic items inside your bag are most probably your makeup kit, wallet and phone. But now that you have kids, I am sure that you even try to limit these makeup kits into just lipstick  or gloss. Believe it or not, I even forget to bring a comb nowadays. Want to know what is inside my bag now? Well aside from my kid’s separate bags, here are my mommy must haves and are a frequent stuff inside my bag:
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