Merry Christmas from our family!

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Sweet moments this month of December. 3 Shepherds…. surprise performance to Grandma and Grandpa 😉 They sang “Joy to the world” in toddler way…you know what I mean. Wardrobe was provided by their thrifty parents. Motherhood Ornament “ Thank you for being part of our adventure and supporting this little blog! May the Lord bless you all! See you next year! “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16


Take the Journey with Diono Convertible Carseat

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  Finding the right car seat for kids can be confusing. There are plenty to choose from but picking the best one is always a challenge. As a mother, the safety of our kids is always the number one priority. Knowing they’re tucked in well and good when we’re traveling gives me peace of mind. My family and I have been using Diono even before I partnered with them. We trust Diono because of the quality and the attention to detail they have for their products. We used to buy new carseat whenever our kids couldn’t fit in them anymore. […]


Christ-Centered Christmas Countdown (Fun Arts & Crafts!)

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Two years ago, I started doing a Christmas countdown and my boys loved it. This time, I decided to do it again but with simpler activities. This way, even busy mothers can participate and get crafty at home.  The important thing is to focus and understand the story of the day based on Bible verses. As a Christian parent, I firmly believe that it’s our duty to share the life of Christ and it’s lessons to our kids. Christmas is the perfect time to share the true meaning of this event – it’s all about our savior Jesus Christ who […]


Give Back and Share the Love

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These past few days, I’m grateful more than ever for the blogging opportunities that I have received. I’m not a big time blogger/influencer and is still quite relatively new in this field. I’m always thankful and feel extremely blessed for everything that I have right now. I know that I can’t do anything without God’s help and I believe there’s a bigger purpose to what I’m doing. I also know that God wants me to share the blessings I have received. I partnered with adidas to share a few gifts to someone who I really want to help. The first person […]


Mirror,Mirror On The Wall: Master Bedroom Makeover

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  After a long and busy day with work and the kids, it’s always nice to come home to a calm and relaxing space. I take a lot of things in consideration when designing our home, from moving around and buying furniture. We’re five in the family and having a lot of space at home is number one on my list. While I was doing research on tips to maximize space, I’ve read that mirrors can double the appeal of any room through its reflection and that it can also increase the brightness of a room. I’m so glad to […]


Easy Brewing with Hamilton Beach® FlexBrew™ Coffee Maker (+ Thanksgiving GIVEAWAY!)

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This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach. All opinions are mine alone. Moving to a different city is never easy let alone a country. I couldn’t be more thankful for my friends in Houston. I came from the Philippines and hardly knew anybody. They were friendly and welcoming, which made the transition to a new home easier for me. I think having a good support system to share your feelings or discuss the challenges of motherhood is essential to a healthy and balanced life. Since it’s Thanksgiving season, some of our friends came over to our house to spend some […]


Updating Your Old Photo Frames (Tutorial)

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A lot are asking me about the frames in our living room that I featured in one of my blog posts, Living Room Makeover. I used our old frames and some that I bought from thrift stores. The DIY of refurbishing your old frames to a new one is very easy. It saves money and you can design the frame any way you want. I find that my style leans more on Scandinavian style since I like simple lines and a clean feel at home. I decided to frame pictures that Brent took when he was in Indonesia and some […]


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