To Travel Far and Wide

Thursday, August 11

Hi, Mommsies!!! How's your day going?

I felt so busy lately at home that I only get to sport a homey vibe kinda look. There are a lot of things I miss for sure since being a stay-at-home mom. Seeing all of my friends online having the time of their lives while travelling makes me want to join the trend.

Okay, I admit I am not really a busy "traveller." In fact, I only got to ride in an airplane once and never rode any boat (except for the small ferry boat that we rode going to and from an island close beside Cebu, Lapu-Lapu City).

Back in the days, I would think that going on a travel is scary. Going in a new place, packing my stuff, booking flights, and searching for hotels took a toll on me that I realized maybe next time. Maybe next time. Until that next time never came. 

I have always had travel bucket lists up on my planner for days. When I became a mom, the desire to travel and go places haunts me now more than ever. I want to travel or, make that - need to travel. 😀 When I finally get my passport, of course, which are in the plans.

I want to take my kids with me to places like Disneyland. Singapore and Japan are also among the places we are planning to visit. Fingers crossed. In God's perfect time.

I have always wanted to travel through an online travel agency but can't find the time to do so. And many of my blogger friends tell me its expensive or cost more if we book through the travel agency. And now I can  because I have with me Traveloka!

TRAVELOKA is an online travel agency. Which is cooler since I can search for flights and hotels from home.


Thanks to technology, travelling has been made easier. I don't need to go through all the hassle of searching for cheaper flights and hotel deals online. That's really great right? Most especially if you are a busy mom like me.

What I love about Traveloka is that you can download and install the app on your phone for free. You can download the app in Google Play Store for Android and App Store. I have installed the app and now I can easily access hotel and plane ticket deals.  Hurray !!! Here's how it looked like on my phone.



I love the feel, its very user-friendly and also like that they have a price alert feature so you can easily get notified when the fare changes. How cool is that?



For now, let me sort back my bucket list. Time to save up because on to the next destination I go!

How about you? Have you tried using Traveloka, too?

I would love to know! Share your experience in the comments section below.



                                     -xx-


How to be a Successful Blogger?

Sunday, July 17

Are you self-confident? As a blogger we all need to develop this very skill or the least already have it when you started a blog. Being a blogger for more than 6 years has taught me that we all need to be unique and different. By that I mean we need to embrace that unique self of ours. Being in a vast world of bloggers in the blog-osphere can be taunting especially if you are only starting.


The question still remains, how do I become a successful blogger? What will set my blog apart from the rest of the blogs? Is it the pictures that I am taking? Maybe. Is it the frequency of my posts? Maybe. My Popularity on social media? Maybe. I mean there are a lot of doubts and questions that really bother me when I started blogging. 

When I started blogging around 2009, I only blogged to rant. I blogged to document my joys. I blogged because I want to share something out of my personal experiences.

Being a blogger requires hard work, persistence to push ourselves, and believing in ourselves no matter what. Whether no one cares to read our post to whether I feel like sharing this story or not.

The key to successful blogging are these things (for me) :

SELF - CONFIDENCE. Yes! Believe in yourself. For me, blogging is an art. And Creativity takes courage. Develop that skill and continue to believe that you can do it. You can be a successful blogger.

CONSISTENCY. Post as much as frequently as possible. Readers will read blogs which are always updated. That is what keeps them coming. You can start by making blog series. I got this idea from other bloggers too. And really that is quite effective. The key here is to find blog series topics which are engaging and somewhat intriguing so you readers will keep on coming and provide that sense of excitement to come back.

PERSISTENCE. When I was starting out, I had zero followers. No one reads my post and my lay-out was bad. The key to this is to be persistent in visiting other bloggers webpages, giving sincere comments after reading their blog posts and putting your blog link. Asking for a follow was not bad as long as you maintain a healthy relationship with your blogger friends. This way your following will grow eventually and people will visit and read your blog. The tools I used before was the Google Friend Connect since they automatically adds our blog feeds to the person's blogger dashboard. That way fellow bloggers are updated of our posts. And may actually catch their attention to read our posts. Simple as that.

FINDING WAYS TO IMPROVE. Never settle. Always find ways to improve. Seek help from the internet on how to improve. Before my blog lay-out was very bad and I had no idea about HTML and editing my blog skins. Through the years, I have developed that skill. And i loved changing my layouts on my own. The key to blog layouts though is not to overdo it. Use only widgets which you think are useful and helpful for your blog. A mistake I have learnt over years in blogging.

CONNECT WITH OTHER BLOGGERS. As I have already mentioned, blogging would be boring if you blog alone. You need a community where you can grow. Start by joining or continue building a community of like minded bloggers. One is joining facebook groups and posting or sharing relevant blog posts or even your own blog posts.

SHARING USEFUL INFORMATION. Sharing is caring as everyone says. So share your content. Remember to share only information that will somehow be relevant to your readers. Share. Share. and Share. Timing is also relevant especially with the social media platforms nowadays. Schedule sharing optimally to make sure you catch the right individuals at the same time.

HONESTY. As much as possible be honest. You can never go wrong with this. Build an online reputation where your readers, advertisers and the like will trust.

TAKE GOOD PICTURES
. And last but not the least take good pictures. Make an effort to provide your readers the visual learning as they say. Reading long blog posts can be boring so use engaging and great photos with your posts and your blog will go a long way!

Hope you learned some helpful tips as you go along with your blog. Blog about the things you love and love what you do and the rest will come along. Good Luck!

-xx-



Nivea Baby Cream Quick Review

Saturday, July 16

Hi friends!
As promised, I will be doing a product review today. I have posted this product on my instagram  for my followers.

Here is the cream from Nivea which Ameila is currently using. I got this from Baby Company from their Opening event last year at SM Seaside here in Cebu. 

Here's how it looks inside. Its a cream so yeah just as you expect. We already consumed almost half of the product. 


Here is whats on the bottom. It actually peels off so you can see the ingredients, product descriptions and directions for use.

HOW I FIND THIS PRODUCT

PACKAGING - i love the packaging. 
Rating:  ♡♡♡♡
FEEL - it moisturizes Ameila's skin and I was surprised that she does not have irritations and breakouts with this one. Plus its hypo allergenic and is really not greasy at all. 
 Rating :♡♡♡♡
SCENT - smells like deo to me but still good Rating: ♡♡♡ 

OVER ALL RATING:

 I love this Product! It has No Parabens. Non greasy. Great skin moisturizer and very affordable. Perfect for babies and Kids ♡♡♡♡

This product retails at 179 Pesos. I got mine from Baby Company SM Seaside. Special thanks to Baby Company for this.

DisclaimerThis is not a paid post. All reviews are based on my actual experience with the product.



Happy Weekends!

Monday, June 27

Hi friends! How's the going?I hope you got an awesome Monday. Last weekend with the family, we get to spend a little more time and I am really happy with it. Our Ameila has been growing fast. So i took a picture of her with this fabric that I got. I love the design and I thought of taking a picture of her on it. The husband was away on Saturday the whole day since he was out for OT. Washing clothes. Doing the laundry. Cleaning the house. On Sunday, they get to bond with Adi and I watched The Huntsman Winters war. Guess what? I loved the cinematography and the story too.
 That's the photo. Not bad. With good lighting and a smartphone I can already take well decent pictures.  Hashtag HappyDance! I immediately uploaded the same on my instagram account. With the hashtags

Spotlight: Puritan's Pride now available in the Philippines

Tuesday, June 7

Just recently, I have been making healthy meals for myself and the family.

Health is an essential part in every individual and in every home most especially to our family. Now that I am just at home watching and taking care of my toddler and new born baby. It has been a roller coaster ride with all the highs and it lows. I also experience hyper acidity recently, and just last summer I collapsed and how we survived the summer heat was also a very hard time for me. I felt depressed knowing that I am not fully capable to perform my job as a full-time mom and wife.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE SUPPLEMENTS I HAVE RECEIVED AND DEFINITELY TRY THEM OUT.
I will have to consult first with my doctor as currently I am nursing and will definitely need a consultation before taking anything.

Puritan's Pride one of the leading health supplements and vitamins brand in the USA is now in the Philippines via Puritan's Pride PH (www.puritanspride.ph)
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