Starbucks celebrates Earth Day!

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Calling Starbucks lovers out there!

In celebration of Earth Day, Starbucks will be selling this limited edition Starbucks Night Sky Reusable Cup for only Php 100.00! 

Photo from Starbucks Philippines FB Page

You just need to purchase any Grande Handcrafted Beverage.  There is no limit as long as you purchase the required number of Grande Handcrafted Beverage.  
This will be available on April 21 and April 22 in all Starbucks stores across the Philippines!

You also get a Beverage Star for every purchase when you use your Starbucks Card.

Can’t wait to get mine.

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Where to go Sho(e)pping in Hong Kong?

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Hong Kong is a paradise for shopping lovers like me and my husband.  But we don’t like over the top shopping.  We are bargain hunters. 

In this post, you will find out where the best spots are for shoe shopping. They are almost always on sale.  

1) Times Square in Causeway Bay.  The Bazaar is a secret shopping sale center.  It changes every week but we were in luck.  There is a Sportswear and  Casual Wear mega sale from February 9 until the 14th.  We went there on our first day, the first day of sale also.

Big brands like Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Puma, Converse, Skechers, Toms plus some more display their stuff here.  It is a big treasure chest and if you know how to dig deep, you may be able to find your own treasure.

If there is no mega sale ongoing at the Bazaar, Times Square has a lot to offer still.  From signature brands Gucci and LV and Chanel from regular Nike shops, Marks and Spencer or Zara, they all have big boutiques here.

2) Sports Outlets at North Point

These are factory outlets so they are on sale 365 days of the year. Sometimes, they have promotions, like buy 2 pairs and you will get additional 20% discount.  That is on top of the slash from the original price!  Be sure to ask!

4 outlets in a stretch. Heaven right?

3) Sports Outlets at Paradise Mall in Heng Fa Chuen Station

Newly discovered and it didn’t fail us.

Every man for himself!  

Hope you enjoyed my post today.  Be sure to go to these places when you come to Hong Kong. 

I certainly did enjoy shopping for our whole family’s shoes in these places!  

Oh by the way, there was 1 Nike Shop that was having a Removal Sale and Hubby got this pair!

Nice huh!

Happy shopping!

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Home: Sticker Fun

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Discovered some easy on the pocket decals at Kily!

Still in the process of decorating the kids’ room.  So I started with the spaces that can be done already.

I bought a Cutie Food Decal for only Php 35.00.

Decided to put this sticker on our fridge.  To keep an old fridge cutesy.

For the bathroom, I bought a sticker with a funny design.

For a just a few pesos, you will be able to decorate your space a little with these colorful stickers and at the same time, bond with your kiddos!

There are so many designs to choose from!  Get yours now!

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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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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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Promo: HSBC Red

I got offered by a telemarketer and I am so thankful.  I was hesitant first but I gave in.

She offered me a new HSBC Red Mastercard and this card has more promos than the Platinum one.  It even has a new card promo.

Once approved, an accumulated spending of Php5000.00 will entitle you to Php3000.00 worth of free shoes from Payless Shoesource!  Neat right?

After spending, once you are qualified, you will receive a text message from HSBC redeem that you can now claim your shoes in participating branches.

The message will look like this:

Check the list of participating branches, not all will allow the redemption.

We went to the Paseo de Sta Rosa Branch to claim ours.

What better feeling than having new free shoes!  Of course, my kids have their own share too!

For the terms and conditions, check this.

To apply for a new card, go to www.hsbc.com.ph.

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Lifestyle: Wired

Stumbled upon this concept store in U.P. Town Center’s Tiangge last weekend.

I love anything personalized and customized so this really caught my attention!

The MAIKala Wire Concepts offers a wide variety of handmade stuff, from keychains to bookmarks.  Their items are made from wire.  All for a practical 100 to 200 pesos.

Being a collector of key chains, I had a keychain made.  I waited for a few minutes while the artists strut their stuff. 

Pretty little thing huh?

And while I browsed through their FB Page, MAIKala Wire Concepts, I found all these artworks.  I so love them!

All the following pictures were taken from MAIKala FB page.  

Credits to the owner.

Read on to find out how they started.

Know more about MAIKala Wire Concepts by visiting their website!

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Food: Hot Hot Hot

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This post is nothing like my previous posts about food.  Be prepared to get fired up as we talk about this cool store we found at Ayala Malls Serin in Tagaytay City!

The Original Hot Sauce Store is the first of its kind here in the Philippines. 

Definitely caught our attention!

Upon entering the store, displayed in the middle is the Hottest Chili Sauce in the World!  

Smokin Ed’s Carolina Reaper was awarded by the Guinness World Records for being the hottest chili last 2012.  It is grown by The PuckerButt Pepper Company (USA).  It rates an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units according to tests conducted by the Winthrop University in South Carolina.

Check out this Periodic Table of Scoville Heat Units.

The Reaper is Number 54! A long time ago, Philippines’ Siling Labuyo was the hottest of them all, it’s now ranked at 38 with about 100,000 Scoville Heat Units.

These sauces may not be for us but it’s definitely a nice thing to give to those who love hot sauces!

Look at these cute names and packaging!

The owner gladly assisted us and discussed the different kinds of chilis and the many many variants of sauces.  

We bought 2 bottles to try.  It was in a simple white fabric bag with a bag tag attached to it.


An additional bag tag was also given to me! Yippee!

Check them out on Facebook, 

Original Hot Sauce Store.

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