Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Selfie Girl

Alexa, the selfie girl!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Celebrating Alexa's 7th Birthday at Hotel H20

After the short school celebration for Alexa's birthday, we picked up our luggage at home and had lunch at Nhings Canteen.

Right after lunch, we  went to Hotel H20  for a possible early check in. Check in time is normally at 2:00 PM but we were allowed early checkin. Great!

This photo is taken at the ground floor - at the entrance of Hotel H20.

Here is our home for Alexa's 7th birthday:


The room comes with these free goodies. Not bad! Normally, hotel rooms only offer 2 bottled water and coffee/tea/sugar/creamer. But here at Hotel H20, there's a free peanuts, chips, colas and the usual morning companion.

When we ran out of water and wanted to buy bottled water, we were given extra 2 bottled water for FREE. Not bad!

Our room for the day! The birthday celebrant was so happy! Its obvious from this photo! She loves it so much that she had to shout - "YIPEEE!! My room for my birthday!"

Before the room gets messy with stuff,  I took some photos of the bathroom  and its essentials. As usual, it comes with shaving it, vanity set, shower cap, 2 dental kits, soap, shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

One thing is missing here - there is no bidet!

Here is the photo of the birthday celebrant. After we checked in, we immediately went out to inspect what we can do for our stay. The first thing they wanted to see is the swimming pool.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Birthday Preparations for a DIY Ballerina School Party

It is my mini-me's 7th birthday and instead of throwing a birthday party, we chose to have a simple birthday celebration in school and stay at Hotel H20. This is just to fulfill her request of staying in a hotel for her birthday.

Since Alexa is into ballet (now in Ballet 2 at Dance Factory Ballet School in Robinsons, Imus), so I chose that theme for her 7th birthday.

I browsed the web for a sample wordings and designs and found several nice ideas. Thanks to Stickerworld's graphic artist Kuya John for making this beautiful birthday invites using our very own Projet waterbased vinyl stickers printed on dye ink and Epson printer.

For the lootbags, since we have old stocks of Oracal products, we converted some to make this tshirt design lootbag. Pretty right? I put several snacks, candies, wallets and hairbands inside. You can also make one using cartolina or manila paper.

Then Kuya John  made some decals using black Primecal vinyl  sticker and stick it on the lootbag. Nice idea right?

For the food, still the same ballet decals in a smaller size and installed in this handy food container. To make it more attractive and stylish (naks!), we punched Primecal stickers in black and pink.

We prepared spaghetti, fried chicken and 5 pcs grapes with bottled iced tea.

For the cake, I originally planned of buying ready made cake from Goldilocks or Red Ribbon but 2 days before her birthday, she said she wants a nice birthday cake - delicious and nice design in PINK! 

That leaves me no choice but to order personalized cake, but my favorite cake supplier has moved to Cebu already. So I browsed the Facebook and Instagram for Bacoor based supplier and luckily found Make My Cake by Mums, Ms. Mayet was kind enough to accommodate my rush order. I paid Php 1,200.00 for this 9 inches cake.

Happy Birthday 7th Alexa. You are such an adorable and loving daughter and sister to your 2 older brothers! Be a good girl always! Stay as sweet as you are...

PS:  you will always be my baby!!

Up next, our Hotel H20 staycation (still Alexa's birthday celebration))

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How to Repair Your Asphalt Driveway

If you have an asphalt driveway, you want to keep it looking great. However, things could happen which cause its appearance to be damaged. Ice expanding in the cracks of asphalt is one of the most common causes of damage to this type of surface. It is also possible that something heavy was dropped on the asphalt. This could cause some of the asphalt to be chipped away. Whatever the case may be, you need an experienced company to fix your asphalt in order to get it looking like new again. Here is some advice you can use regarding getting asphalt repaired correctly.

1. What was the cause of the damage?

It will be important for you to determine what the exact cause of the damage was. There are many different ways to repair asphalt. The methods that are used will often depend on how the asphalt was damaged in the first place. Giving this information to the repair company will give them a better opportunity to permanently fix the damage.

2. Do you know people who have had their asphalt repaired?

It is always better to learn from the mistakes of others. That having been said, it would be very useful for you to track down any people you know who have been in the same situation you find yourself in now. Have some of your neighbors, friends or family members needed to have their asphalt repaired? If so, talk to them and find out as much as you can about their experience. First of all, find out the name of the company that handled the repairs. Were they happy with the job the company did? Did they pay a fair price? Has the area where the asphalt was repaired maintained its perfect appearance? Ask them if there is anything you should know before hiring a company to repair your asphalt. Give a call to the company they used if they give them a positive review. If you or someone you know is in need of driveway asphalt repair, you should take a look at

3. Find out what it will cost

The price of the repairs will be based on the extent of the damage. The prices charged by repair companies will vary by a wide margin. This is why it is in your best interests to make appointments with many different repair companies to get a large amount of estimates.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Toy Sale Alert: Lego Outlet Sale Up to 60% Off

Calling all Lego Fanatics, there is an ongoing sale at Circulo Verde, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

Get as much as 60% off the rack! Grab while you can! Perfect for Christmas gifts for the kids and the kids-at-heart!

Francis and Chris, this is your chance to get all your fave Lego characters!