Family Mode: DIY Snowflakes

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A little arts and crafts on this Saturday morning with my 2 kiddos!

I am sure you have a stash of toilet paper rolls in your houses like we do, but before you throw them away, let us think of a way on how to reuse them.  

Hitting 2 birds in 1 stone with this activity:

1) Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.  Teaching the kids that we could make something out of something.  No need to buy new things all the time.  

2) Fun and Crafty Bonding Session with the kids.  Hampered their You Tube Time by at least 3 hours.

Materials needed:

  1. toilet paper rolls
  2. scissors
  3. ruler
  4. pencil
  5. stapler
  6. clear glue
  7. glitter
  8. string
  9. paper plates
  10. newspaper

Procedure:

  • Flatten the toilet paper rolls.  
  • Use a ruler to measure 1/2 inch per strip
  • Cut the strips.  A roll would make about 8 strips.  A snowflake needs about 6 for a small one and about 18 for a big one.
  • Get 6 and staple them together.
  • Put 2 in between each petal to make it bigger.  Use glue to stick them together.
  • Once dry, the snowflakes are ready for some glitter.
  • Spread the glitters on a paper plate.
  • Get another plate and spread glue all over.
  • Dip a snowflake on the glue plate and then dip on the glitter plate.
  • Check all the sides if glitters are evenly spread.
  • Let it dry.
  • Hang on your Christmas tree or your ceiling.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Beauty: The Face Shop Monsters Inc CC Cushion

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OMG! Look what my thoughtful mother in law got me from her Korea trip!

Super cool right? Love ’em!

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Promo: Starbucks 2017 Planner

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It has been a tradition to most of us to collect Starbucks stickers to get that “Starbucks Planner”.   I particularly can’t get rid of this tradition even if I  am not that much of a coffee drinker.

Check Starbucks.ph to read on the full mechanics on how to get this planner.

Simply put though, to get the Starbucks Planner, one has to purchase 9 cups of Starbucks’ core beverages and 9 cups of Starbucks’ Holiday beverages.  Every purchase entitles you to a corresponding sticker.  When you complete the 18 stickers, then you can redeem a 2017 Starbucks Planner in any branch.

The promo will run from November 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017.

Here is my cup by cup journey in getting that planner.

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Food: Pansit

I just have to share with you one of the best pansits in town!

Just the way I like it.  

Hot. All pansit (noodles) and minimal sahog (toppings). Not too salty. Very tasty!


Yummy! Eating it for breakfast now.

You can find them at Hormiga Street in Binondo Manila.  It is just a small carenderia that caters to the employees of nearby offices.

Happy Friday everyone!

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Shopping: Personalized Tshirts for Giveaways – Disney’s Tsum Tsum

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Just gonna plug another of our rakets (business).  Pardon me but a mommy’s gotta do what she needs to do to give the kids a nice future!

Aside from my Lock-It Lockets, me and my husband also dabble in printing Personalized Tshirts.  This started when we couldn’t think of a party souvenir for our first born’s Jolly Kiddie Party.  So we decided to just print Tshirts that has my daughter’s picture in it.  He edited a photo of Jollibee and friends and he put D1’s photo and it turned out great.  As if the photo was really taken when they were together.  The guests who received the shirts were fascinated and I guess that started it all.  

Our latest work is something the kids would really love to receive.

This is for my friend’s kid’s party at school.  They chose the design and put a child’s name in each shirt.

The turn out?  Cute Tsum Tsum Shirts!

We are currently making shirts for my D2’s birthday at school as well. Our peg is still Tsum Tsum, but this time it’s Tsum Tsum Pokemons.  So excited!

I am pretty sure a child will want a shirt with his favorite character design and his name on it this Christmas!

Check out our online shop, My 24/7 Shoppe and look for the album Tee Square Printing or viber me at 09228886261 for inquiries and orders!

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Food: Tori Box

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photo from tori box fb page

One Sunday evening, my cousin and her boyfriend dropped by to visit the kids.  Since we stayed home all day, we were excited to go out and grab some dinner.
Browsing through the internet for places to eat, we found ourselves going to the U Belt in Espana.  Depended on Waze to bring us to Tori Box.

We found Tori Box beside Starbucks in I Tower along P Noval in Espana Manila.

Tori Box is a small space compared to Starbucks and we got there just before people started filling the place.  We occupied the only parking slot in front of the resto and had a nice table in the middle.

photo from tori box fb page

The interior has that homey chillax feel to it.  The smell of the chicken karaage greets you as well.

Checked out the menu and we were so happy that the prices were very affordable.   “Presyong Estudyante” (student price) for working people like us looks very attractive.

We tried to order all that caught our eyes but many of them were either sold out or out of stock!  Too bad because we wanted to try the spicy ones.

Anyway, we settled for what’s available.  Here they are.

Milo Dinosaur
Spam Fries
Cheesy Karaage
Cheesy ToriKatsu
Curry Tonkatsu
BBQ Karaage and Mojos
Sour Cream Karaage and Rice

I love Potato Corner and eating these yummy Karaages in the same bbq flavoring that is my favorite is just heaven.

There are so many flavors to choose from! BBQ, Sour Cream, Chili Pepper, there’s 3 or 4 more and I forgot about them already.  

What I also love aside from the flavoring is the chicken karaage itself.  It’s not all breading.  You could actually taste the chicken.  

I would love to go back again to Tori Box!  If you want to visit them, they have branches in Agno, Taft, Manila and Regalado, Fairview, Quezon City.

Like them on Facebook, ToriBox.

Follow them on Instagram, ToriBoxPh.

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Food: Tea*Rock Cafe

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Looking for a place to chill in the QC area?  

Love tea, coffee or any drink in between?

Want to taste one of the best chicken chops in town?

If you answered YES YES YES, then Tea*Rock is the place for you!

Tea*Rock

Discovered Tea*Rock just recently and I can’t wait to go back!

Love everything we ordered except for the Squid Sticks and the mixed balls’ sauce.

Prepare to go hungry with these pictures:

JUMBO CHICKEN STEAK Php 99.00 without rice

BABY RIBS Php 70.00

STIR FRIED TAIWAN EGG NOODLES Php 180.00

BABY RIBS BOWL Php 140.00

HUMBA BENTO MEAL Php180.00

SQUID STRIPS Php 70.00

ASSORTED SEAFOOD BALLS Php 69.00

Oh and it’s not just about the food, their drinks are yummy too!

TARO SASA RED BEAN WITH FLOAT  . Php 105.00

COCOA WITH CHOCOLATE PUDDING Php 105.00

TEAROCKMISU Php 125.00

So many drinks to choose from.  Surely, there is one drink that will suit your taste!

See you soon!

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Food: The Goodness of 100% Buffalo Milk

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Photo from Buffy’s Milk FB account

We are always left with no room for dessert after we have a meal.  So we decided to have desserts first!
Braved the drive from Batangas to Sta Rosa just to have a taste.  We don’t regret skipping dinner over pastillas and ice cream!

Buffy’s is a quaint little store that sells Fresh Buffalo Milk, Pastillas de Leche and Ice Cream made from Buffalo Milk!  Their products are all natural.  No preservatives.

Buffalo Milk.  So many flavors to choose from!  Our daughter chose the Chocolate Milk (Php250.00).  Both our daughters give their thumbs up!

Buffy’s Pastillas de Leche also comes in different flavors.  We decided to get the original one.

Pastillas de Leche (Php158.00)

The Ice Cream comes in 5 flavors: Original, Vanilla, Strawberry, Mocha and Ube.  (Php158.00)

Creamy and milky, not too sweet.

My new favorite ice cream.  

Buffy’s Ube Flavored Ice Cream. 

Like them on Facebook, Buffy’s Milk.

Disclaimer:  I am not a super fun of either milk or ube, but Buffy’s made a big difference.  Definitely worth the trip!

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