Saturday, January 31, 2009


Ate Mira of Random Thoughts is currently celebrating her one year in the blogosphere. As a way of expressing her gratitue to her readers, fellow blogger and visitors, she is holding a giveaway where you can win cash, EC Credits, blog layout and more! Below are some of the great prizes that awaits for you...

$25 - c/o
Random Thoughts
Customized Blog Layout (blogger platform) c/o My Web-Blog Designs
1 Swarovsky Bracelet c/o Yen's Handmades [Click here to see the ITEM]
$20 + 2000 EC credits c/o
Windmill on the Hill
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o My Life's Journey to Success
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o Things I Did Not Know Before
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o Unique Ideas For Your Beach Weddings
2000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Night Clicks
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3000 - EC credits c/o Random Thoughts
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Photo Pop Art Make-over c/o Sweety Tots

$20 - c/o
Mira's Web Journal
500 - EC credits c/o Mira's Web Journal
2000 - EC credits c/o A Moment to Exhale
20GB Web Hosting c/o + 500EC credits
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Photo Pop Art Make-over c/o Sweety Tots

$15 - c/o
A Moment to Exhale
3000 - EC credits c/o Big Boys Have Toys Too
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$10 - c/o
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2000 - EC credits c/o Mommy's Little Corner
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2000 - EC credits c/o
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2000 - EC credit c/o
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1500 - EC credit c/o My Barefoot Journey
1000 - EC credits c/o My Kitchen Table
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1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from
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1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from
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1000 - EC credits c/o Small Side Bits
1000 - EC credits c/o In His Steps
1000 - EC credits c/o Moments of My Life
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1 month text link ad Filipino Online Community

10th PRIZE
1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from
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1000 - EC credits c/o My Life's Adventure
1000 - EC credits c/o Wonderful Things In Life
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11th PRIZE
1000 - EC credits c/o
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12th PRIZE
1500 - EC credits c/o
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1000 - EC credits c/o My Barefoot Journey
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It will run through JANUARY 25 to FEBRUARY 10, 2009. Winners will be announced on February 13, 2009. So better hurry and blog it now and win!

Contemporary Portrait # 1

Contemporary Portrait

This is my entry for this week photo meme. My lovely daughter and me taken the other night. She hugged me so tight telling me how she misses me from work that day! I miss her already since my parents brought her to my grandma's house in our little hometown just this morning and be back Sunday night!

The Concept For Beauty

About two weeks ago, I went to have body bliss in a certain Clinic in our city. I guess I need to pamper myself once in a while since it’s been quite sometime that I haven’t gone there. It is of every woman’s need to go to a salon for your hair care, derma clinic for your skin care and so on and so forth. It's so sad to know that they still don't have that Microdermabrasion Equipment in which the stratum corneum (dead outermost surface of the skin)is partially or completely removed by light abrasion. Good thing that I don't need the Vertical Tanning Beds since my color doesn't need it anymore. And if so, it would be expensive though!

Taking care of our beauty is so important since it is an entity which is being admired, or even possesses our features that is widely attributed to beauty in our own culture. Though as the familiar saying goes that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”! Yeah, that’s true but we have to be beautiful not just in the outside but might as well as the inside which is used to describe the positive aspects of something that is not physically observable.

As I go on searching about the Concept For Beauty I happened to passed by at a certain site that provides information about the beauty and health business. If you are planning to have a business or even owned already a business, they greatly provide you such information about personal grooming equipment and even the commercial supplies of products for salons and beauty parlors. In short they are a one stop shop beauty supplier directory.

CSS Dynamite: Win Great Prizes!

To celebrate our CSS Design Gallery site launch we are holding this giveaway, where you can win cash prize, free business cards and some advertising spaces. To enter is just so simple

Here are the prizes!

1st Prize:$100 CASH from
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2nd prize:500 business cards(including Free Shipping) from BIZ Business cards

3rd Prize:2000 Entrecard Credits and 468×60 Banner for a month at

The Nexus - Feed Your Brain

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How to enter:

The contest starts from January 15th, 2009 and ends on January 31th, 2009. The winners will be selected randomly using and announced on February 1st.Hurry now before it ends soon!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Lost Li'l Bride

For the second time around, my daughter was little bride during my friend's wedding last January 23, 2009. I was a bit disappointed because she did not walked alone unlike the first wedding that she'd attended. Maybe because she didn't see me in front waving my hand to let her walk by herself. Good thing that her God-mother walked with her. LOL!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saving Fund

This cute pinky piggy bank was bought by my hubby for us to start saving in our homes. Though we have a little savings in our bank but still we want to have it also at home. In doing so, we are teaching our little daughter to save for the rainy days. It's so cute to look at whenever she sees a coin she will ask me to put it in the "gy bank", that's how she'll pronounce it. The proceed of this savings will be used for blessing others especially my cousins this coming Holiday Seasons.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Let the Sunshine In

It's been almost three days that we haven't experienced sunlight due to the low pressure area that has been hitting Cagayan de Oro. But don't you know that Is your vitamin D intake up to par? You can get it from tuna and salmon and fortified foods like milk and orange juice. But sunlight is often your best source, which is probably why most people don't get enough -- especially during darker winter/cold months.

Getting enough of this vitamin is vital to our bones and just about every other body part. Adequate amounts not only reduce fracture risk and maintain muscle strength but also appear to -- among other things -- protect your heart, reduce diabetes risk, and lower the odds of certain cancers.

Blog Prayer Brigade

Got this prayer brigade from Melody last december 2008. Now I have the time to post it. Thanksfor tagging me.

Father God, our country needs restoration and we know that this should start from within. Lord, we ask for the revival of our country. And as we pray for this, we lift up to You the upcoming 2010 Presidential Election. May You guide all of us to choose the right leader that seeks Your name above all. A leader with a heart that longs after You. We also pray for the candidates to set aside their own selfish desires. That they may only think of the welfare of our country. Lord, we know nothing is impossible with You.

I, Phebie support the cause of the Blog Prayer Brigade for the election of the Future President of the Republic of the Philippines and I do solemnly promise to recite the prayer, which I wrote, in my own convenient time and regularly as possible until the 2010 Presidential Election commences. Let it be written, let it be done.

Copy these rules including the logo above and paste in on your blog as is:

1. Write a short, sincere and meaningful prayer, (in your own words and according to the customs of your religious affiliation) about asking God in guiding our country and fellowmen in choosing the right candidate to vote for in the coming 2010 Philippine Presidential Elections. It can be in your own vernacular, and can be short and long as you please.Remember, the goal of the prayer is not only for Peaceful Election but most of all “for the guidance of choosing the right Presidential candidate to vote in the election”

2. Publish the prayer for everyone to Read in your blog.

3. Go to the Blog Prayer Brigade Main Page which is located here, and get one of the badges or banners for the brigade. Place the badge or banner in your Sidebar until the 2010 Presidential Elections commence.

4. Make an oath by filling the blank below with your handle/or name I, _____________________(name) support the cause of the Blog Prayer Brigade for the election of the Future President of the Republic of the Philippines and I do solemnly promise to recite the prayer, which I wrote, in my own convenient time and regularly as possible until the 2010 Presidential Election commences. Let it be written, let it be done.

5. Tag at least 7 Pinoy bloggers you know who haven’t done this before so that the prayer will spread wherever there is a pinoy blogger present.

6. Keep you promise of praying for the Presidential Election so that God may guide us in choosing the right leader for our country.

7. in January 2010, we will gather all the names and prayers of each participants and publish all their prayers in one Blog. We will also feature in the blog the most beautiful prayer ever composed in this project.

The 6th Picture Tag

I got this photo tag from my other blog LOVE's Haven.

Here are the rules:

1. Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
2. Go to the 6th Folder and then pick the 6th Picture.
3. Post it on your blog and tell the story that goes with the picture.
4. Tag other glorious people to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog telling them about it.
Gotcha... What a coincidence! The 6th folder is named as Holidays and the 6th picture is my 'lil daughter who just woke up. This was recently taken last December 26, 2008 as we had our Holiday pool picnic for an over night stay in a certain resort in Misamis Occidental. My cousin took this picture early morning while I was still snoring in sleep. LOL!

Now, I am tagging every one!

Old Stuffs

As I have posted in my other blog LOVE's Haven, about the flash floods that was happening in our area yesterday. Just this afternoon a man came into our house and asked for some help because they were one of the flood victims. He was asking not for a financial help but was asking for some old clothes that they could wear. Oh my! He told us that he has 2 sons and 2 daughters and they were living in the evacuation center in their own areas.

Good thing that my daughter's stuffs were being prepared by me so that I can give it to those who are really in need of it. I gave those stuffs though it's already been used by her but still it can be reusable by somebody. Her old shoes and slippers and some of her clothes. My mom also did gave him T-shirts and shorts for him. The man was so happy and thankful to receive all those things. I know that it is much better to give than to receive. Thanks God that we're not fully affected.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Last night, me, my hubby and our little daughter is very excited for tomoorows activity which is going to church as one family. As we woke up, it's another new day to thank God for His goodness but then again we were so sad that we can't go to church because the rain doesn't stop since dawn until the very homes. Some of the barangays here in Cagayan de Oro were experiencing for the second time around of flashfloods. Good thing that we are a bit far from the city that we can't experience it. But still we have to prepare ourselves since the river near our subdivision is now getting higher and higher.

But I believe that God is in full control of all those things...that's why we keep on praying to God that the rain will stop sooner. Thank you Lord!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

She's a big girl now!

I just noticed nowadays that our little girl is no more a baby anymore. She has grown so fast, physically she's a quite taller than before and of course I can say that she's so witty as of her age now. She is so good in reasoning and she's in her "I can do it" stage. If you're to going to ask her some questions, she will immediately answer you back without a second thought! LOL! Thanks be to GOD for such wonderful blessings!

Raising a Prayerful Kid

The moment I got pregnant, me and my hubby always see to it that we find both time together praying for our little angel's health, for my safe delivery and of course our thanksgiving to God for the precious gift he has given us.

Time goes on that we have her already, it is our main duty to teach our little toddler on how to pray. But before that, even at her very young age of 1, we already include her with us as we pray together as one family. It's so nice to see her that praying is a vital part in our family. Every time she wants to eat and sleep, she will nod her head and fold her hands and say thanksgiving to God and at the end she will say "Amen"! Sometimes if someone is sick in the house she will whisper her little prayers...

See? How rewarding, joyful and proud we are as parents to see her growing up having a great fear in the Lord.

Friday, January 2, 2009

How to Get Your Toddler to Sleep

Do not give in to pleas for longer bathtime or more stories, or you will reinforce them as habits that mean settling your toddler takes longer. Simply put her to bed and leave the room quietly. Of course, this is often easier said than done. A child who has got into the habit of getting out of bed or waking in the night, will take time to adjust, but be patient. If your child is very anxious, you may need to take a more gentle approach, by using the gradual withdrawal technique.

Even in exceptional circumstances, it is a good idea to keep to the sleep routine if possible. Perhaps your child has been ill, or you have been staying away from home; you may be potty training or a nighttime disruption has meant your child has needed reassurance. Whatever the reason for your child requiring extra attention at night, bear in mind that learning to sleep through the night on her own is essential for her healthy development and well-being. Even if your child is suffering from night terrors or nightmares she is probably better off learning to settle in her own bed.

However, this is much more about personal choice, and you must do what works for you and your family.

How Much Sleep Is Enough?
The chart below shows the average amount of sleep that is recommended for children from one to four years of age. All children are different, so this is not a strict regime, but dropping significantly below these levels at night could cause problems—as could too much napping during the day.

12-18 mos 11 ½ hours 2 naps (2 & ¼ hrs total) 13 ¾ hours 6-7 PM
18-24 mos 11 ½ hours 2 naps (2 hrs total) 13 ½ hours 6-7 PM
24-36 mos 11 hours 1 nap (2 hrs total) 13 hours 6-7 PM
36-48 mos 11 hours 1 nap (1 hr total) 2 hours 6-7:30 PM

The Christmas Capital

We celebrated our Christmas Eve at our little hometown in Misamis Occidental. Of course it will not be complete if we can't go the the Christmas Capital- the city of Tangub, Misamis Occidental. My little girl had so much fun as she watches the different designs of huge Christmas trees. Since it was a contests, there were lots of entries who joined for the said event. We enjoyed taking photos of ourselves in every entry but it's not for free, but if you're going to get inside their Christmas booth you have to pay for a visit. It was featured by Ms. Korina Sanchez through her TV shows "Rated K". We enjoyed so much taking some pics.. Here's the shots below: