Saturday, November 3, 2012

30 Days. Thankful. Project.

I didn't think I wanted to do this project at first. Too much time and energy needed, I thought. Then again, I realized that it would be really good to take some time to reflect on things that I am thankful for. So thank you, Cathy Zielske, for the inspiration =)

Sharing my first 2 pages.

Thankful for life.

Thankful for G.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Around Here.

Celebrating a milestone. My first-born is now officially a teenager. I know she's ready for the leap, but I am not sure I am. Feeling anxious about how she's growing up too fast for me to catch up. Been meaning to schedule bonding dates with her but sometimes I can never find the time. Had dinner with the family at Wooden Horse in Alabang as my not-so-little girl said she wanted to eat steak! I wasn't really keen on the masculine ambience of the restaurant, haha, as I didn't think it was appropriate for a teenage girl! But, the girl wants what the girl wants. Oh well. Just letting go.

Packing the boy's overnight luggage. He couldn't wait till his sister's birthday dinner was over. Apparently, it was because he wanted to make sure that everything was ready for his 'mini' adventure this weekend.

Sending the little one off to an overnight student seminar. Will definitely miss the chatter and the clutter around the house today and tomorrow.

Enjoying quiet time with the H as my new class schedule gives me a bit more Friday morning time at home. Didn't quite look forward to an afternoon only class at first, but I guess it isn't really so bad.

Taking school work a day at a time. I've got a pile of papers to mark but I don't really look forward to marking papers. Period.

Trying to read Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches. It's been on my nightstand for the longest time. Not sure why I'm stuck.

Eating Cadbury Rocky Road chocolate bar. First time to encounter the variety. Surprised to learn that I love it! Especially love the chewy sweet things inside.

Looking forward to watching The King & I at the Resorts World this weekend, and then the Phantom next. For some reason, I really, really enjoy watching plays.

Planning to cook chicken enchilada and maybe even some cheesecake this weekend. Or maybe even artisan bread. Feeling bad that I haven't really quite managed to squeeze in some kitchen time for several weeks now.

Spending a lot of time on Facebook. Hee. But... feeling mighty proud of the fact that I am not playing as much as I used to. Little steps.

Easing into the fitness habit. Meeting up with some people in my neighborhood 3X a week, for less than 30 minutes at a time, as we try to shed some unwanted pounds. Still feeling a bit bloated, but I know that I will get myself into a better shape. Soon, I hope!

Keeping up with my Project Life. I thought my main problem was editing/printing photos that I have taken. Apparently, I am also bogged down by the fact that I take quite a number of photos and it's now getting difficult to sift through them, just trying to decide which ones I'd like to slip into my album pockets. Or then again, maybe not. Maybe it's only because I am really behind schedule. Still, I am also looking forward to taking an online photography class. I just pray that I will have the patience and the time to read through the class and apply the notes/tips.

Starting to plan for Halloween. Really excited about putting things together.

Feeling really excited about our upcoming mini holiday trip. This is the first time we will be away for New Year's Eve. Looking forward to spending time with the H's family.

Living with the fact that I am somewhat 'family-less'. Feeling grateful for the people who are around me right now, who keep me sane, pre-occupied and not so bothered.

I'm glad I've decided to take on Ali's challenge to document the goings-on in my life right now.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

been a looooooong time!

haha. sorry. been in between a lot of things at the same time. still am.

haven't seen my scrap space in ages either.

hopefully, this will help spark something:
Celine Navarro online class

Here's what it's all about, in Celine's own words:

Come join me for my first 4 week class : you will learn many techniques (my favorites!), you'll be inspired by trendy color combos, you'll be in love with new sketches, and you'll participate in the most fun, colorful, technique workshop you've ever taken!

For 25€, you'll have access to :
· a private blog with workshops posted every Tuesday and Friday
· new color combos twice a week
· new sketches posted twice a week
· TWO new techniques posted twice a week
· inspirationnal posts posted every week
· my "soccer" and "non-soccer" thoughts and feelings (always in a funny way)
· what's going on during the World Cup with a different look to it : get to know the countries that participate in the World Cup

· VIDEO tips and techniques!
· access to a FLICKR gallery for you to post your beauties
· TWO live chats where you'll be able to ask your questions
· full supply lists of products used on my projects
and all this for a WHOLE MONTH!!!

And, the icing on the cake, for the BIG FINAL game, your last class will be a FULL mini album class because, hey! It's the WORLD CUP! :)

And you'll be able to order the kit if you want to. SIGN-UPS until JUNE 10th 2010. BEGINNING OF THE WORKSHOPS : JUNE 11th 2010. END OF WORKSHOPS : JULY 11th 2010.

Now excuse me while I go dust my old playthings... crossing my fingers now.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

charity: water

I live in BF Homes, Paranaque and we have a major water problem around here. But this isn't about me. It's about nations that have severe water problems, where millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water to drink from muddy ponds and rivers.

Watch this:

The story of charity: water - The 2009 September Campaign Trailer from charity: water on Vimeo.

When I saw this on Cathy Zielske's blog, I got curious and decided that I wanted to be a part of this humanitarianism campaign.

I know that our nation is plagued by poverty and similar problems. You can make a difference now! How about giving up that cup of yummy Starbucks coffee, even just for a day? :) or maybe just a piece of adhesive? That's not so bad, is it?

You can provide assistance through my campaign here.

To learn more about how your money can provide a range of water solutions in developing countries, click here.

Thanks! Here's to clean, potable water for everyone!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

circle of friends

My online friend, Colleen, with whom I haven't really chatted in a while :(, gave me this special award:

The terms of this particular award are: Make reference to award and publish it (simply right click on the "circle of friends" button and click on 'save picture as' and save the button to your desktop, you can then upload it just like any other photo into blogger), disclose rules, share 5 things you like to do, share with 10 blogs, inform each blogger.

5 things I like to do: stamping, scrapping, shopping (online), surfing (the www), sleeping (this last bit, not really. i just wanted to use 5 S words) :D

10 + 3 Friends, in alphabetical order (it was tough to choose just 10, hee!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

seen this yet?

a few of Prima's product picks. yummy goodness!

I especially love this page by Adrienne (she used Pearl Butterfly Swirl, Baroque Bloom, Say It In Pearl Centers)

really itching to get some of those yumminess down on paper! :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

a couple more

pages for Studio Azul using the June and July kits

Oh. In case you didn't know, the August kit is already here! Please check it out.

Since Tin hasn't posted copies of the LOs, here are a few sneaks of the pages I completed during our Tagaytay weekend.

Thanks so much! Off to enjoy the long weekend, I hope!