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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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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October 12

Be a Standout with Jumpsuits in the Office

Aside from the usual blouse, skirt and dress, another good fashion must have for an office girl like me is a jumpsuit. It is non-conventional but just knowing the do’s and don’ts  will help you look chic and fabulous.Here are some of my tips:

1. Stick to plane colored suits

Prints on jumpsuits have the tendency to make it look too casual. Monochromatic shades, however, need not be boring. Choose interesting colors to make it a standout. Or if you want some print, I say choose ones in which prints are on the top part of the suit.

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August 31

Bye Bye Crib, Hello Bed!

My little H is 2, and he is starting to outgrow his crib. He is getting cranky in it because he hardly has room to move. He and Brother EA are not big enough to share a room yet so he has to stay in his room for now. But the crib has to go really soon. I initially thought of getting him a bed but scratched the idea altogether because he will not be able to rollover much in it, since it is rectangular shaped. Also, I do not think an elevated bed will work from him since aside from rolling over, he is also into crawling backwards nowadays and I do not want to increase the chances of him falling off the bed.
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August 24

Must Have Shoes for Moms

I love shoes! While some women’s  eyes ogle on bags or jewelry, I tend to get more fascinated with shoes of every shapes, size and color. It can be a statement on its own and it can make or break one’s outfit. I love how a white shirt and jeans can be chic and sophisticated when paired with a high heeled red pumps, or a vintage dress for dinners with friends becomes trendy when worn with a pair of wedges.

Before I had kids, I have cabinets full of different pairs of shoes and since I am on the petite side, most of it are heeled ones, pumps, sandals, stilettos, and clogs.

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