Joined Banahaw Elementary School Outreach

rsz_1mbp_pinkRemember when I wrote about yearly Christmas tradition that includes a visit to an elementary school for a Christmas gift-giving day? Banahaw Elementary School is a public school that has students in grades first through sixth in Norzagaray, Bulacan of Central Luzon (Region III). The school has 5 instructional rooms and 1 non-instructional rooms. Sadfully, none of the rooms has a dependable supply of electricity. With 138 students last year, class size is around 28 students. Lorie Floresca is principal of the school.

And so we joined a group of friends from church, Victory Nova, to bring the blessing of prayer and encouragement to students, teachers and their families.

As soon as the day started, kids lined up too excited to receive and SHARE. It was so overwhelming to observe kids rush to their moms, brothers, sisters to share what they have received on hand. There were countless people who willingly joined in and be part of this yearly outreach. Please know that your gift will go a long way to the hearts of the kids and their families who believe God for a better future.

Among the highlights included a puppet and kids’ show performed by excellent puppeteer Sam Fuentes. It was a joy to see smiles on kids’ and parents’ faces despite their difficulties in life. It was also heartwarming to see them celebrate Jesus’ birthday party as we all get reminded what Christmas should be about.

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Need Christmas Sweets Options? Read Up.

rsz_1mbp_pinkChristmas is about celebrating the real reason for the season, it is taking the time to thank God for Jesus, the ultimate message of Christmas. Also, it is about celebrating family, friendships and building memories that last. But most moms make the easy mistake of spending all time worrying about the minute details of parties, instead of involving family with preparation for our Christmas celebrations. For this working mom, Christmas is made easier with sweets-on-the-go type of gifts. I remember preparing teachers’ gifts with kids, it was a simple bag of chocolate cupcakes but made special with handwritten cards from my kids.

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So to help moms-on-the-go like me to save time and quickly look at the best options for Christmas sweets to give away, I have listed below my best options : sweetest and yummiest treats that do not break the budget. Read on.

Mommy Chi’s Dreamcakes                                                                                         Mommy Chi is a stay-at-home mom who excels at baking right from her own kitchen. She has made quite a name for being the first stop for specialty fondant cakes. So whether it is a birthday, wedding, friends’ meet up or anything imaginable you are celebrating, you can go to Mommy Chi for options and she can help you plan it and bake them for you.

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Hello Kitty themed cake
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Superman cake
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wedding cake – chocolate moist cake with ganache with available sizes Size 6×8 , 7x 3, 8×3 10×3 , 12×5
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Barbie cake with cupcakes

Mindy’s Kitchen Story                                                                                      Mindy is a wife and works full-time in the industry of Training and Development. She finds time to express her creativity in the kitchen and in her baking creations. She is on never-ending project of 51st dates with husband discovering new food destinations. She packages her cookies and cupcakes in creative cups and boxes, it is ready to be given as gifts anytime.

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Honey Lemon Cupcakes in lemon buttercream frosting with sugar sprinkles

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Espresso cookies in dark chocolate

 

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Soft and chewy dark chocolate cookies

 

Mommy Jane’s Go Sweets Mommy Jane is not new to the limelight kitchen, with her son sharing the limelight on the Philippines’ franchise of Junior Masterchef. But she herself excels at baking and creating sweets masterpieces. Whether it is Christmas or not, you can see her with clients left and right who never tire of sampling her sweet creations.

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yema cake

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Mimi’s Pastimallows Pastimallows are known to be available from the south, but no need to travel far to get the best-tasting pastimallows. Mimi has them fresh from her oven. She got her name from her cute and adorable granddaughter who instead of calling her lola, calls her Mimi. Baking masterpieces always made out of love.

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A Quick Look at Unboxing for Blog Reviews

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A blogger’s writing journey and responsibilities can be daunting and can even be taxing, at times. What keeps me from writing? I write about everything I believe in. My page has evolved from telling about my journey as a working mom, has evolved into covering the joys of parenting, health, wellness, travel and food. It is a blessing to be able to join several bloggers’ events created for kids. It is surprising to experience the support from other consumers and even from brands that make mommyhood a fun season to have. My comments list is a testament to how readers perceive what my pages contain. It is my hope that you (readers and fellow bloggers) will continue to be with me as I continue to unbox all throughout my blogger’s life.

Trying something different today as I list down valuable things I have learned, whether from unboxing or from knowing what to accurately do with sponsors’ giveaways.

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Write Your Reviews and Publish them on Time! Whether you are a seasoned blogger or planning to have your own soon, remember that these items have been sent in confidence that you, as a blogger, can write down what you have truthfully discovered about using them. I usually have my entire family try them all, if appropriate, or my friends’ if necessary. I remember giving away a pair of jeans just because they are tad too small for me! Or sending someone in my behalf to a food tasting event and even to Zoobic Safari review, just make sure you let whoever you sent help you with the unbiased review. Most importantly, publish the reviews the soonest time possible. It doesn’t make sense to receive items today and then write about them a month or two after, you run the risk of forgetting the details of your experience plus run the risk of missing your deadlines.

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Sign up for Items you truly believe in – it is so easy to commit the mistake of signing up for just about anything. I remember receiving a movie review task for a film I wouldn’t watch with personal time and with personal money. My page has become a collection of what makes up my mommy choices and I am sure as a consumer, you wouldn’t stock up your cupboard with anything you would never use up in your kitchens. Everything you see on this page is a reflection of my values and advocacies.

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Casio G-Shock Watch GDX6900HT 4 Top Features: 10 Year Battery |Shock Resistant |200M Water Resistant | Auto LED (Super Illuminator) Backlight with Afterglow | Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer progress beeper and stopwatch auto-start | 29 times zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off | Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)| 1 year manufacturer warranty.

What Eats up Your Blogger Time? An event is not just an event when you need to write about it. An event takes the form of work and work comes with responsibilities. Be responsible about choosing what events/campaigns to join, and be responsible about writing them. So if you do not share the belief that a brand’s event advocates, you will just find it difficult to write about it, so make sure the campaigns you opt in are indeed part of the things you will promote with or without your blog as a platform.

And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor–it is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3: 13

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