5 Blogging Essentials for Mom Bloggers

Monday, February 22



One thing I learned from my recent job in the corporate world here in the Philippines is careful planning, goals setting and time management. I have read this one quote from an Instagram post and it quite hit me right on point now that I am a full-time mom.

On Self Discovery and this thing called Art

Saturday, February 20


 Hello mommsies!

A few months ago, I bought these pens from Fully booked here in Ayala Cebu and I was definitely hooked with it. My love for scribbling has been with me for a long time, way back my high school days where our teacher would often ask me to write quotes for our classroom decor. Yeah, i had that skill in lettering and I loved doing it for my classmates too. Whenever we would have the need to handletter their folders or our projects i would lend a hand to do the letterings for them.



So when I was recognized by my teacher as Artist of the Year, I was deeply honored and happy that my works where finally being recognized.

An artists' mind like mine is complicated and unpredictable. I would like to call myself one because honestly I would find myself scribbling letters in the air. Weird things pop out of my head and it's frustrating when you can't release the energy to just create and doodle, scribble and craft.



Believe me i have been dealing with this ever since I was born. I remember drawing paper dolls and dresses in my school paper and notebook. I think every girl in the 90's could relate. I have been keeping this secret of mine for a while since college days when I took up Engineering which by the way paved the way to my curious and analytical mind. I don't know maybe I am just that inquisitive that I like to find answers to all the questions running in my head.

Sometimes I just think that I took up the wrong course. Maybe my heart was just not into it so much. That my heart was in the creative field. That my interest were on designing, creating something with my own bare hands. Maybe I just discovered it now. AND I don't want anyone to dictate. I just wanted to be who I really am. That I am an artist. That I want to express myself and my craft. That I don't need an affirmation from anyone to believe that.


Just maybe nobody truly understands an artist except his works and his creativity. That an artist is unique from another artist and we should not compare. That's the one thing I learned is that. We should never be afraid to be ourselves. To be our own artist.





Life Lately and Welcoming Baby Ami!

Saturday, February 6

Hi there!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin After a long hiatus, I am finally writing again, on my husband's laptop.
It's been a long time since my last updated post, so yeah I have got a lot of things to talk about but I'll just let this moment sink in first off.

If you guys noticed, I left my day job and now focusing on my two little ones.
Mind you it was not an easy transition.
I left my job without much savings cause yeah most of my money went to my maternity expenses. The hubby also was not at ease at first and we had a few adjustments made on the first few days.

The whole 3rd week of December last year was a bit of a relaxation moment, I can say that at last after many years I can take this time off from the bustling busy corporate world to focus on myself being a breadwinner for almost five years, [ thanks to my sister and brother who have taken that responsibility as I am already married and having my own little family to feed and care for.]

So what have I been doing lately?
I have a lot of time now which is a good thing but the downside to it is sometimes, I don't know what to do with the time. Aside from watching and replaying Pia Wurtzbachs' videos on the winning the Miss Universe, I stare blankly at the walls. just kidding. I do some planning now which is more effective especially with the growing awesome community of creative planners here in the PH.

How do I keep up with blogging?
Not much, actually with the new baby it's challenging with the changing baby schedules. Having a personal journal actually helps. There are a lot of really awesome journal enthusiasts out there too but I personally like Mich of Seaweed Kisses. Visit her blog for some journaling ideas and inspirations.

How do I see the year ahead? Your Plans?
I have a lot in mind but there is one thing I really want to focus on, which is of course my kids Adi and Baby Ami. I also plan to take this year as a learn-something-new year, Hopefully to hone my skills in crafting if not in creating some awesome dishes for my family. Running a small business and also still making time for blogging.


And oh yeah, by the way, say hello to my Cutie Patootie.. Ami =)



She's sleeping but More updates soonest, I will have to doze myself off....
If you are on instagram please follow me @shesgraz..

Thanks and have a great weekend!



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Love Organic. Choose Organic: Nayangu Personal Care Products

Thursday, December 31

Mommsies, Recently I got this items from Nayangu.
I was really excited about this since I heard that they are Philippine made and all these items are 100% Organic. Read on to find out more of these amazing products!






 Blossom
Feminine spray

The best intimate feminine solution that is formulated with lavender infused in a gentle cleaner mixed with a zest of mint giving way for a cool, clean and fresh feeling all day. Experience a practical feminine leave-on sanitizing product that comes very handy especially during red seasons.

INGREDIENTS: lavender, peppermint , lemongrass hydrosol, menthol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:

Must-try. Perfect for women on the go, just one spray for that fresh feeling down there. Smells so much like lavender and a slight odor of mint.



Handshake
Hand spray

Protect yourself at all times with a spray-on hand sanitizer that helps prevent sweaty palms. Made from plant extracts suspended in lemongrass hydrosol water, Handshake has a gentle cleaner with a high wetting power allowing it to be absorbed through the folds of our hands.

INGREDIENTS: oil extracts of lemongrass, sweet orange, green tea and calamansi, lemongrass hydrosol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
I like using this spray when I am out especially during my trips to the hospital for prenatal check-up.
It has that refreshing feel upon application plus it smells good too! I find that it is easily absorbed by my hands.... 
Highly-recommended product!


March
Foot spray

Regulate sweating and ultimately get rid of germs, fungi and bacteria. It effectively takes away the odor within minutes of spraying. It even works well on hard to reach skin and in between toes. Uniquely blended with natural essential oils, experience freedom and keep your feet sanitized and fresh all day.
INGREDIENTS: bamboo grass extract, lemongrass, green tea, peppermint and calamansi essential oils, lemongrass and citronella hydrosols, menthol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Definitely a must try product, just one spray and you're good to go. Keeps you feet fresh all day.


 Soothe*
Deodorant

Get caught in tight situations without ever feeling conscious. Feel liberated as you can freely express yourself knowing that your daily protection keeps germs, bacteria and fungi away. This spray-on deo has all natural ingredients keeping you fresh all day, everyday.

INGREDIENTS: bamboo grass extract, lemongrass, green tea, peppermint and calamansi essential oils, lemongrass and citronella hydrosols, menthol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review: 
This product smells citrusy to me. It has a slightly stinging sensation too after spraying on my underarms which to me is refreshing. I love this product that I use it almost everyday. The Cons to this is that I have to reapply again after in the afternoon for a much longer effect. I highly recommend this product. 



Refresh
Masculine spray
Who says it’s only for women? Men can also stay clean and fresh with a personal care product that not only helps prevent itchiness and rashes caused by dryness on intimate areas – an on-the-go natural treatment ideal for active men keen on staying clean and fresh.
INGREDIENTS: sandalwood, bamboo extract, peppermint , lemongrass hydrosol, menthol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Must try for men. Smells odor of wood, perfect for travelling and when outdoors just one spray and you get that fresh and clean feel.

Breathe
Mouth spray
Feel confident and enjoy relaxing conversations without having to worry if you’re breath is starting to make an embarrassment out of you. Breathe easy and keep feeling refreshed all day with a handy, alcohol free mouth spray laced with stevia and xylitol.
INGREDIENTS: peppermint , spearmint, lemongrass hydrosol, stevia, xylitol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Perfect for dates, and when on intimate conversations with friends, colleagues or special someone. These product is a must have. Start refreshing with just one spray.



Zap

ZAP is an all-natural, organic insect repellent that effectively protects your family against Aedes aegypti (dengue) mosquitoes and other pests without toxic chemicals like deet (N,N-diethyl-3- methylbenzamide). deet is the most commonly studied repellent available in the market. However, deet can cause mild to severe irritation and toxic reactions, especially in children.

Review:

I love using this product. It has the smell of herbs much that of the ones I used for my baby (acete mansanella) odor to it. It appears as liquid sort of lotion. I haven't used it for my son though as it may cause him allergies, he is allergic so I am gonna use it instead. Must try especially when out camping outdoors or travelling with friends and family.






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Unboxing Video of Nayangu: Organic Personal Care Products

Monday, December 28

Hi Mommsies!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas spent with your families.
Just want to share with you my unboxing video of the Personal Care Items I got from Nayangu.



Hope you enjoy! Will be posting my reviews soonest!

Happy Holidays!




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