Shopping: DIY Christmas Presents

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Busy. Busy. Super busy!

With the Christmas Rush and all, it is really hard to make time for shopping for individual presents for friends and families.  Add to that Exams Week and increased orders for my Lock-It Lockets business.

But this doesn’t mean you just have to let the spirit of giving personalized gifts just go away. This present may be somewhat “generic” but we still made some effort in preparing it.

An ordinary cookie jar turned into something a little extra ordinary.

Lined up and ready to be filled!

Bought these cookie jars and they are boxed.  We decided to take them out of their boxes so it’ll look nicer when given.

Christmas Tags

Printed these tags and cut them out.

Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate

I don’t bake cookies but we wanted to put something inside so we bought Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Drink.  Who doesn’t love chocolates anyway?

We put at least 6 sachets in each jar.  Some of them can’t fit more than 6.

Looped the Christmas Tags into a gold string and wrapped the gold string around the jars.

Gift
Santa
Snowman
Christmas Tree

Aren’t they cute?  It will not be the cost that will make these presents memorable but the effort you put into it.

Merry Christmas!

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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.

I  am so grateful for friends who donated their stickers to me.  Technically, I only have to purchase 8 cups on my own.  

I can’t wait to get my 2017 Starbucks Planner!  Update soon!

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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: Eats on Call

Christmas is just around the corner and I am pretty sure that there will be many reunions and pot luck dinners with loved ones.  

Instead of preparing the food by yourself, why don’t you go easy on yourself this time and just order?  

Eats on Call is literally just a call away. This is a brainchild of 2 men who love to cook and serve good food.

All that’s in the menu are their specialty.  Tried and tested through time.  I have a lot of friends who could prove that these are yummy! 

Also, if you have any other food in mind, they could customize a menu for you.

Please like them on Facebook, Eats on Call.

Contact Zaldy at 0917-6231515 and Denz at 0923-5212299 for orders or inquiries.

Food Trays at its best! √

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