Afternoon date.

Yesterday, we arrived at the venue of our tower’s Christmas party, way too early. So my husband and I decided we bide time at a nearby coffee shop.

It was unplanned and a bit random, which makes it special for me. We do talk inside the car on our way to work, and have our quick chats over dinner, almost every day so seeing him read the newspaper in front me, feels a lot different, like old (retired) couples on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Small kitchen.

I like kitchens that, even small, have everything you need to cook and bake. I have observed that most kitchens that I like are well organized, using lots of drawers, taking advantage of even the smallest spaces. I asked some friends their budget on kitchen appliances and furniture with these locking drawer slides.

I was surprised that the budget needed isn’t as big as I have imagined. I think my dream kitchen is achievable. Maybe not as soon as I’d want, but I think I can buy the basic pieces before we move in, and just grow the collection in the next couple of years.

Guitar or ukelele?

My son had been playing with this ref magnet. Then my daughter got curious and started asking.

Mikee: “Is this a ukelele?”
Me: “It’s a guitar.”
Mikee: “Why does it have 4 strings?”
Me: “Fine.”

Hahaha. Well, actually one of my IG friends commented that the bass guitar has only 4 strings so I can still win this argument. Of course, mommy that I am, I let my daughter win. I am never into these musical instruments anyway. ;)

Healthier option.

I know many moms are like me who had been very careful with their food intake on their first (sometimes even second) babies but a little braver on their third. Seems unfair but by your third baby, you realized that either you’ve been just very paranoid. Haha.

Don’t get me wrong. I still watch what I eat. I still avoid junk foods when pregnant. But like the other day husband and I were out for lunch. I was ready to order iced tea when the waitress suggested “Ma’am, perhaps apple carrot juice for you and your baby?”

I was happy and surprised with the suggestion. The juice was good, and healthy! ;)

PL 2013 week 12

My week 12 was spent attending a training and getting certified. I passed the exam and got certified, alright, but I had no photo of my weekdays. I was too tired when I got home, and I spent quality time with the kids, with whatever time and energy was left of me.

I felt really guilty, so I made sure I brought them with me to my date with my mom and sister. It was tiring but fun day. :)

Nice and safe.

Shopping for home improvement items for moms can be different. For one, not only we want our house to be homey, we must also ensure the safety of our kids. Like for kitchens, we can always check Pinterest for stylish set-ups, but we must consider things like slippery flooring, and anti fatigue matting.

But I found cute items at Pinterest too. You know those socket covers, they now come with colorful animal designs, very cute for a baby’s or kid’s room.

PL 2013 week 11

I know many PLers use kits on their spreads. It is much simpler that way. As much as I want to do the same (for simplicity’s sake and for my sanity), I can’t because color coordination are too important to me.

I was so happy to find a kit that has the same shades of my daughter’s green headband, and the tomato slices we had for our weekend lunch. The whole kit also complements nicely with the rest of the photos.

Credits:
A mom’s work is never done kit – Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Jennifer Barrette (SSD)

Printing services.

A friend is asking where I print my prompt and journal cards. Most of the cards that I use I got from my kits, or I print at home. She asked because she wanted to have her project printed in bulk. Not only can’t my printer accommodate that much printing tasks, she’s in the US too.

Good thing there are sites such as http://www.printingamerica.com that guide you where the nearest printing service shops are. That’s what I love about the internet. It makes all these information accessible.

PL 2013 week 10

Our week/school/work days pretty much consist of routine tasks. But what I love about working in the same area as hubby, is we can have dinner together, so we have mini dates about 3x a week.

This particular week, we spent our weekends separately. Hubby had his race, while me and the kids were left at home. Sad that we weren’t able to watch his first race, but I am really hoping that’s the last race that we don’t get to watch. :)

Credits:
Stud Muffin kit – Shawna Clingerman (SSD)

Promise rings.

I think I’m going to buy myself a bracelet soon. But to lessen the guilt here, I’m going to buy something for the husband too. I’m looking for personalized promise rings for men. They are not so common for men, but I think it would be nice for our next anniversary. It would be a good alternative for hubby to wear if we decide to have our rings (re)gilt.

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