Category: Decorating Hobby

[Celebration] — Jayden’s 5th Birthday Party

Celebrated our son’s 5th birthday party on March.5th.2017, a Sunday afternoon. This was his third 5th birthday celebration. We are very grateful to celebrate his special day with all his little friends – thank god it was the last celebration till next year! I believe this party is his most looked forward for because it includes all his favorite little friends. We even got a helium tank to fill up over 12 medium size balloons this year. All the kids were so happy to bring one home too!

For the menu – I focused more on what the adults would love to eat because – let’s be honest – the kid wasn’t here for the food! They can careless of what they eat. They were here to play with each other and explore different toys. Most importantly the birthday song and cake cutting.

The older kids got to do an art & craft which lasted about 5 to 10 minute long. Yes – these crafty things gotta be fast because their patience is only so limited. There were about 12 kids total – including ours as well. I was so surprised that they played so nicely and quietly. No one was shouting or arguing. The Mama’s got to chill and catch up while the Daddys’ got to play video games!

All the kids were so excited about the Minion cake – it was deliciously made and bought from T&T Supermarket! Not too sweet or too creamy either. Definitely will be purchasing their birthday cakes from there from now on! Can’t believe our first born is 5 already! We love celebrating with these kids every year – it’s the same bunch of kids that grew up together and we add in a few new friends every year.

Look at these kiddos! I can’t wait to plan the next party!

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 5th Birthday Part 1

Munchkin#1 had an early mini birthday celebration with the relatives on February 20th, 2017. Usually we would have them over after his actual birthday party after the kids’ leave. But since it was also Family Day – we decided why not have a lunch and have our kids bond with their relatives right?

Nothing much – I made a small lunch, catch up, sang Happy Birthday, and played monopoly!

We had so much fun playing monopoly with the relatives. It was actually our first time playing together! We had quite a good laugh and glad everyone enjoyed it! Hubby and I ended up winning the game by luck. This game requires a lot of luck!

After a 2-3 hour game of monopoly – we headed for a very early dinner. It was such a fun day and I think we should have it much more often! Both our boys behaved very well. Munchkin#1 got to spend quality time with Great Grandma when we were busy playing.

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Home] — Easter 2017 Home Decors

This is certainly my first time decorating for Easter in my home. I’ve purchased a few things at Dollarama to stick around my home. I’m not decorating a full home like Christmas – just a little decor. Dollarama certainly has some cute things this year – so make sure you check them out! Each store seems like they carry different decors. When I see something I like – I will add it into my home.

One reason why I love decorating is because my son loves it! He will come home and give me that surprise look. Than he will walk around the condo and see what else is there. It’s quite cute. Plus he learns about what each thing is. We’ll be doing some Easter activities soon too. That also reminds me that I should pack some Easter loot bags for his class as well. I cannot believe Easter is around the corner – time is flying by and soon it’ll be April! Have you decorated your home with Easter decors yet? Care to share? Comment below!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

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[Jayden] — The Past 4 Birthdays • Special Memories

Since tomorrow is Munchkin#1’s 5th birthday – I thought I would do a little reflecting on throughout all his birthday celebrations.

First birthday was Winnie the pooh theme & he had no idea what’s going on really except seeing a lot of aunties, uncles, and little friends.

Second birthday was the Sesame Street theme. This birthday he enjoyed playing with his little friends.

Third birthday was the Thomas & Friends theme. He was very shy this birthday.

Fourth birthday was the Mickey Mouse theme. This birthday was the MOST exciting birthday for him because he understood that it was his birthday and he was very very very excited!

It had been an amazing parenthood life for his daddy and I – we cannot wait to celebrate many more birthdays, special events, and daily life events with this little baby. He’s forever our baby. Can you guess what theme is he having this year? Comment below to guess!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

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[Home] — Christmas 2016 Decorations

It’s the most wonderful of the year! Christmas is the best holiday to decorate for because everything’s so sparkly and cute! Plus I can leave them up for 2 whole months!

Our new set of Christmas stockings from MerryStockings.Com

It’s the most wonderful of the year! Christmas is the best holiday to decorate for because everything’s so sparkly and cute! Plus I can leave them up for 2 whole months!

Got this new glittery banner at Dollarama

I love decorating! Most importantly my son loves looking at all these festive decorations too. It lights up his face when he sees it. I love watching him learn all the Christmas-ty stuff!

Favor boxes filled with candies, 2 new nutcrackers, and a silver Christmas tree from dollarama

I didn’t get a lot of new stuff this year. Every year I get a few pieces of new decors to add into my collection and that’s it. My theme this year is red, green, and silver. I decided to take a break from my Rilakkuma bears and pink ornaments. Just wanted to change it up.

Here’s how our Christmas tree looks like this year – it has silver cross’s on it too but you can’t really see it on the picture. I have box on each of my doors – that’s about 6 bows total. I had to get 4 extra this year because of course everything’s got to match in my world right? 😉

Yes – I did decorate my switches by putting these glittery shapes on each set of switches. There’s snowman and Christmas trees as well. I love decorating! I think next year I can get my 5 year old to help with the tree decorating. He’ll be old enough but that’s it he wants to help though. Haha.

I take photos of my yearly decoration because I’ll know what I have and what I’ll be using for the year. When do you usually decorate for Christmas? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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[Haul] — Christmasty Dollarama Haul

Here’s a little Dollarama haul for my Christmasty stuff. I love checking out what Dollarama has every year because they come out with new stuff every year. What I don’t like every year is their prices raise! It’s up to $4.00 now!

Look at all these cool stuff I picked out. I love picking up a few new things each year to add to my collectioin. Soon I’ll need a bigger storage just for my Christmas decors!

Their stuff is just too cute! Can’t wait to use all the food stamps! I can be lazy at making my own food stamps this year! Hehehe. What are your Christmas hauls? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily reviews and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

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[Review] — Personalize Stockings at MerryStockings.Com

Ordered these beautiful personalized stockings on MerryStockings.com after checking our many different websites. If you are looking for personalized stockings – it can be pricey!

Since we have a new member in our family this year – I decided to get a new set of stocking. Well let me rephrase that – since I cannot find a matching stocking for my last set – I decided to get a new set instead. I searched over 30+ websites for it but no luck.

I stumbled upon MerryStockings during my Google search. The price looks right and so I decided to just place an order. Until I checked in – I realized they were charging USD. I didn’t want to bother with looking at anymore stockings – so I just paid for it.

Shipping took about 2 weeks long. Thank goodness I ordered them early! But there’s a surprise when it came in the mail – custom fee! I don’t even want to remember how much it was.

The shipment came in a grey bag. After opening it – each stocking was packaged in a clear bag.

The material of the stockings were very nice and soft. Love the name stitching too.

I’ll be using this set of stocking for a very long time. So if you ask if its worth it – I say yes. I love the personal touch of it. What I didn’t like was that the website should place USD next to the price because I seriously had no idea. Would you shop with MerryStocking? What are your thoughts? Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regular at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a PERFECT day!!!

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[Celebration] — Halloween Party 2016

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These two photos were taken a few days before Halloween. Look at my two cute pumpkins – I love them so much!

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This is the morning of Halloween where he wore his costume to school. It was his first Halloween at school and they had a dance in the morning. He never told me anything about it – I wondered how he enjoyed his first Halloween in school this year.

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Another year – another Halloween party for the kiddos. I had this party organized three weeks in advance. Since my girlfriends’ just moved to their new places – my place was open for it to celebrate Halloween.

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I decided to do a potluck kind of dinner instead of making everything. Just a lot easier for me & others. We had quite a lot of leftovers even with 6 kids, 3 babies, and 8 adults. Leftovers were perfect for next days’ lunch & dinner. Glad everyone took something home to eat!

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Party started around 4:30PM – kids started there dinner around 5ish. We started getting ready to head out at 6:30pm – by the time we got out – it was 7pm. Well just imagine getting 9 kids ready! It was a chore!

We trick or treat around 8-10 houses. Not a lot of houses were giving out candies but we really go for the experience for the kids. We trick or treated about 45 minutes and headed back to my place.

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Our first Halloween as Family of 4!

It was fun & exciting for the kids but hectic for the parents. Especially this year I have an 4 month old to take care of – I couldn’t spend too much time with my Munchkin#1. Overall the kids loved it! Till next year! Although a lot of work & cleaning up hosting a party but I wouldn’t want it any other way! I love hosting parties and seeing the kids have fun. How did you celebrate Halloween this year!? Comment below to share. Stay tune for more daily life updates & hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a FANTASTIC day!!!

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[Celebration] — Cayden’s 1 Month Kerropi Party

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Celebrated my son’s 1 month birthday on August 14th 2016 – he was a little more than a month old by than. Above was the party food I prepared for around 25-30 people. For more details about the theme and food – check out this link here.

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Friends playing diaper game and chubby bunny here. I made the diaper game a little harder this time with the not so well known chocolates – I did have about 4-5 winners! They must know their chocolates! I had the honor of playing chubby bunny for the first time too! LOL – it was fun and disgusting at the same time!

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Here’s our friends playing the cotton challenge game and fitbit (I think that’s what it’s called?). The cotton challenge game is really fun! I love how you get blind folded and you have no idea if you are scooping cottons or not!

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Here’s myself and my Munchkin#2! We didn’t intend to have two outfit changes but he did wet his first outfit – so the froggy outfit was perfect for the Kerropi theme!

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Finally a perfect family picture! I LOVE LOVE LOVE pictures and especially family pictures! For sure I’ll be developing a few of these to put it around the home and photo albums! I love my family!

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Here’s a little collage I made! Thank you all for coming out to spend time with this little Munchkin – he sure did feel spoil by your love and time! The backdrop I made was perfect!

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Thank you for bringing gifts!

By the time this post goes live – Munchkin#2 will be almost two months old. I miss the time when he was kicking in my belly, hiccuping in my belly, and just moving nonstop in my belly! Only mothers will understand and miss those! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for hopping by!

Have a GORGEOUS day!!!

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[Event Planning] — Kerropi DIY Theme Party • Decorations, Party Favors, Prize Baskets, Food Stamps

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Do you guys remember Kerropi? Kerropi is a Japanese Sanrio character and we don’t see this character around often anymore. It was so much fun creating and designing for this party! This theme was for my son’s 1 month celebration party. Here you see above is the banner I created & the 145 food stamps I designed, cut, and paste together. I should of made more food stamps – I didn’t have enough for all the finger food I had.

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Prize baskets for the games we played that day. Another fun project for me to put together these 6 baskets and our friends enjoyed them too. I try to put in kids snacks to bring back childhood memories. There were six different kinds of snacks in each basket.

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Here’s the favors I had for our guests. There’s two parts: DIY candy kabobs & loot bags. For the candy kabobs – putting it together was messier then I thought. I wanted to give up after the second kabob! It was just so sticky and messy! Especially being OCD myself…. I did end up making 26-27 of those. Guests tend to like them because it was wrapped nicely and it’s a unique kind of favor. I might do them again for future parties? Who knows… As for the loot bags – there were 3 different kinds of snacks: chocolate chip cookies, chewy bars, and ritz cheese dip sticks. I love putting together loot bags! I made about 25 of these and I almost didn’t have enough. Well technically I don’t have enough because I want to give a few more out for people that visited at different times.

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Cut out around 45 of these cuties to decorate around our home. I’m usually watching TV when doing all these DIY stuff – so it’s really not that much work to me. If you love what you do – its really fun!

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Two out of the four party games we had. We had the famous diaper game, cotton challenge game, chubby bunny, and musical chairs. I’m so glad that our friends enjoyed the game and had fun. Having games at a party gives a better connection and vibe with each other. It’s just much funner then sitting around and being on their phones.

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Last but not least – the party food! It’s mostly finger food – which is easier to manage! I had meatballs, cheesey mussels, chicken bites, chicken nuggets, Greek pastry (forgot the name), devil eggs, potato salad, and cupcakes. The potato salad was a big hit! I was actually surprised that people wanted more but I didn’t have anymore! For sure will be having that again for my next party!

Overall – it was so much fun organizing yet another party! This is actually the very first party for my Munchkin#2! Do you plan your parties too? Care to share some of your tips? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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[Cayden] — Preparation For Arrival

I’ve been preparing since April. How crazy can that be right? Let me list the things I’m preparing for in order.

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(1) Cleaning up the nursery, having it set up and decorated. Yes that’s the first thing I did and loved doing.

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(2) Buying diapers, automatic breast pumps, co-sleeper bassinette, baby bottles, and etc. Just shopping for things I need this pregnancy.

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(3) Organizing every corner of my home. Closets x3, vanity table, and everything that needed organization. I need everything SUPER organize because I won’t have time for that when the baby is here. I’ll focus 100% of my time on my two boys.

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(4) Freezer meals. Yes – I’ve been working on doubling or tripling some of my recipes when I cook. So I have enough to freeze in my freezer. I’m looking to freeze about 20 meals before I deliver. In case I can’t cook after my pregnancy – these freezer meals will be really handy for my family instead of buying take out all the time. Just planning ahead.

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(5) Preparation with my son entering kindergarten. Just buying things he needs this September. Researching lunch ideas in advance. Looking to buy everything he needs before I pop.

 

(6) Blogging. Yes blogging. I’ve been doing a lot of scheduled posts to keep up the days I cannot blog. I love planning ahead and blogging is one of them!

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(7) Calender. Just planning things in advance to keep my son busy. Another thing to keep organize for our lives. When I give birth to baby#2 – I don’t want to put anything on hold either. Hes still going to have swimming lessons and soccer. Maybe summer camp as well. I want him to still enjoy his childhood even with a younger brother coming along.

 

Did I miss anything? I don’t think so. I’ve started preparation since April and I think some people might think I’m crazy but I’m an organize freak – I got to have things organize to function my life. Am I crazy or what?How do you all prepare? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily life updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

 

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[Baby] — Nursery Themes For Boys

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I know there are quite a few themes to pick for when you’re having a boy. But I’ve come down to two themes!

When I had my first born – I had only one theme in mind and that’s Winnie the Pooh. All his bedding, wall sticker, and decoration were Winnie the Pooh. It was easy.

This time around I’m having another boy. I’m debating if I should keep the same theme or go for something new. Since it is the year of the Monkey – it would be cute to have a monkey theme nursery.

Anyways – I thought long and hard about it. Instead of wasting money on buying new beddings and decorations – I will be sticking with the Winnie the Pooh theme. It just makes more sense when I have everything already. All i need to purchase is the wall stickers! So stay tune when I have everything put together – I will be doing an updated nursery tour for you all! Stay tune for more updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

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[Baby] — Nursery Set Up

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Here’s my before baby nursery set up – yes when we moved in to our new home. We basically store everything in here. It took me a few days to clear everything out and place furniture where I wanted.

 

It’s not completely finished yet – I still need to decorate and a little more organization.

 

So far – I placed all the baby clothes into the drawer. It was super easy because having another boy means I didn’t need to go out and shop for new things. I had my son’s old clothes stored in boxes and organized in sizes. I’m planning to re-wash all the newborn clothes one month before due date.

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When all the wall stickers are in the wall and things complete – I’ll do a proper updated tour of this nursery. I can’t wait to wash all the bedding and have it all set up as well! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

 

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[Company Review] — Aliexpress Wholesale • Positive Review

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One word: ADDICTIVE! Yes – if you ever decide to shop on this website – I wouldn’t advise you to because it’s ADDICTIVE! This makes it very dangerous too!

Okay all jokes on the side – I bought many things on this website and mostly everything is very inexpensive. I probably shopped on this site for over two years now. There’s a time I deleted the Aliexpress App to stop myself.

What I love about this website is that things you find on that website cannot be found where I’m living at. Does that make sense? Plus I love how they can sell things in a large quantity at an affordable pricing. For people looking to do business – this is a good website to start with. Like small businesses. They have everything on here from packaging items to household, car accessories and basically anything you can think of! Even SEX toys!

With so many pros – of course there’s cons. Most of these stores provide free shipping. Free shipping = it’ll take time to come. Up to 60 days. If you have patients you can wait – if not – you can pay for express. Usually I wait.

There were 3-4 incidents that I was scammed. There’s this seller that only shipped out one item when I purchased two different items. Than somehow there store was shut down – I couldn’t even file a complaint or get my money back. I would suggest you read reviews and ratings of shops first before purchasing that’s what I do now to protect myself.

Other than that – usually sellers are very nice. If they messed up your order – they would refund you. Or if your item came broken – they’ll refund you or send you it again.

Overall – my experience with this website is great – I made over 160 orders throughout the years with only a few bad eggs. Not that bad right? Would highly recommend anyone to use this website – just don’t get hook on to it like me! Thanks for stopping by – stay tune for more life stories and restaurant reviews – this blog is updated every day at 12PM Eastern Time!

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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 4th Birthday Party • Mickey Mouse Theme Party

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I prepped these Mickey Mouse decorations half a year ago and Thank God I did! Because I wouldn’t and couldn’t do much during these few months with morning sickness! That is why I always think and plan ahead!

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Everything turned out perfect! He loved it and enjoyed it with his little friends. This year we opted to just invite the little kids instead of mommy and daddy’s’ friends. It’s just hard to accompany so many people. We just want to focus on the little kids.

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Note to self: Way too much food this time! For sure next year I’ll do better.

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I had a little arts and crafts project that some kids enjoy. It’s to decorate Mickey Mouse head bands with stickers. Mostly the girls loved it while most of the boys don’t care for it. Hahaha.

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Another fun party! Next year Munchkin will be picking his own themes because he’ll have an opinion about it. I’ll start planning it during the summer before the baby arrives. I’m not sure how busy I’ll get when the baby is here. Always great to plan in advance right? I LOVE theme parties! It’s so much fun! If you’re wondering – I DIY mostly everything myself. Except for the table cloth and Mickey mouse plates. A lot of time spent but it’s what I love to do!

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