Sunday, December 27, 2015

Starbucks Philippines Manila Relief Holiday Mug

One of the things in my Christmas wish list was this Starbucks Philippines Manila Relief Holiday Mug. It's a really nice looking limited edition mug that I would love to add to my collection.

I used to collect Starbucks mug or any coffee mug to places we have been to. I spotted this at the Starbucks Philippines Facebook page. It is only available in select store in Manila though. It is part of their limited edition collector series city mug which Starbucks Philippines initially released for Manila and Cebu.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Charlie Brown & McDo Happy Meal Mini Pancakes

Charlie Brown & McDo Happy Meal Mini Pancakes

Charlie Brown & McDo Happy Meal Mini Pancakes

Mini pancakes were our breakfast after attending the last and 9th day of the dawn masses (Misa De Gallo or Rooster's Mass while some call it Misa De Aguinaldo or Gift Mass) in preparation for Christmas at Martin Hall of Ateneo with my dear little guy.

While we waited for hubby who was still at work that time, we decided to collect two new Happy Meal Toys so we got Charlie Brown and the Flying Snoopy. These two toys were not available the last time we were at McDo. My little guy is happy to have his Christmas gifts come early. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie McDo Happy Meal Toys Limited Edition Collectible Box

Spotted at the McDonald's Bajada branch this morning when I had brunch with hubby...
Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie McDo Happy Meal Toys limited edition collectible box

Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie McDo Happy Meal Toys 

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

New LC Bag

Two days ago, hubby bought me a new LC bag which could also fit in my MBP.

LC bag gift from hubby

I won't say no since he really insisted that I buy the bag. I wanted a big bag that has a zipper, one that can carry all many stuff.  I can now bring more stuff with me where ever I go with my boys. :) 

This Longchamp large bag we bought at a nearby old mall's department store is gift from hubby.  It is almost the same shade as my stolen first Longchamp bag only this is shiny and has shorter long handle. It did remind me of probably the most expensive bag I had that I bought with my own hard earned money way back then.  This is though twelve times more affordable though than the one that was stolen in SM Lanang in late January almost three years ago now.  I had also since then bought a similar LC looking bag that was also similar to the stolen bag. We bought that Kimbel bag at SM Lanang too. Yes it seems I really like this type since it is like a carry-all bag and I like this shade of color for a bag too. 

Thanks Papa!

We thank the Lord God for His blessings! :)

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

To the Tune of Christmas Music Tonight

It's a more relaxed school night as we stayed home to rest. I found myself searching for Christmas music and tunes that would lighten up and cheer more the mood we have at home with my boys.

Then I found music to cheer the night away but then I think there is something wrong with my MacBook's sounds. After three years, perhaps my MBP is getting old and out of tune. Then somehow I remembered about the antares auto tune that one may need for a polished, modern vocal sound and technology for flawless vocal intonation. 

I need some great sounding sound system to use for a better Christmas music experience this season. My MBP ain't performing as well as it should when I play the music now. I hope the hubby will find a way to get it fixed soon as I found more nice Christmas albums to listen to in the coming days leading to Christmas.

Monday, December 07, 2015


I was surprised this pair of Skechers shoes which was a gift from my dear older sister two Christmases ago from what I recall for my dear 6 year old son then, now fits me. This pair seems so small for me then that's why I never dared fit it until my hubby found it today from the cabinet and showed it to me. It is still too big for my son to wear. Perhaps next year he can wear it already.

When I saw it I just thought of trying to fit it since it looked big enough to fit my feet. I have been looking for new rubber shoes to wear though I still have my old Nike shoes that just needs some cleaning so I can wear it again. 

I just put it back to the cabinet where hubby found it and keep it there until such time that my son can wear it comfortably. 

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Easy to Make Homemade Ice Cream Dessert

We've been enjoying this easy to make homemade ice cream dessert at home with my boys. Even my hubby loves what I make. More so with my dear little guy who could eat all from one container but of course I had to control his sweet cravings intake.

I only used three ingredients: cream + condensed milk + crushed graham. Just mix all in a bowl with a spoon and transfer in your container once it has been mixed well. Put in the freezer for a few hours until it is frozen hard and ready to be served for dessert. Viola! 

I even remembered the taste of Mang Danny's famous creamy homemade ice cream. You can easily make your own version at home with your kids making it on their own. So easy to do and they surely have fun making it and eating it after it has frozen. They can make this and add to what you will serve for the whole family for dessert this Christmas and New Year celebrations.

You may also use crushed Oreos if you want. I will try peanut butter and durian next time. I also thought of my fave ube flavor. Also thought of adding leche flan and bits of cheese to the mixture next time. There are a lot of options for you to add an ingredient that will add a flavor to the already delicious and sweet mix of the cream and condensed milk.

Enjoy and happy holidays!