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Arya's Game of Thrones Baptism

April 27, 2016


"Valar Dohaeris" - All Men Must Serve

Last Saturday, the day before the launch of Game of Throne's new season, we celebrated my Arya's baptism party.

I'll share photos and suppliers' cost and contact details below :)

Costs:
  • Church: P2,000+ (Private baptism, + P100 per sponsor) 
    • Church requirements: NSO Birth certificate, NSO Marriage contract, Parish Permit
  • Venue: P36,000.00 at Casa Renato (Buffet style, good for 50 pax)
  • Camera Man: P3,500.00 (Friend of my husband)
  • Cake: P5,000.00 (Customized Game of Thrones Themed cake from The Cupcake Library)
  • Giveaways:
    • Glass jars: P750.00 (P14/jar)
    • Candies: P800.00 (assorted chocolates and candies)

Photos:



Cake by The Cupcake Library
Jomel Salas 09088995667
P5,000.00 (+ P400.00 celivery charge)

I love Jomel, seriously! I've been a loyal customer even before I got married, even before Arya came. I love how professional he is, I love his designs and all, I just love him! 



Jars by Smoochies Party PH
Viber: 09176034815
P14.00 / jar

Super fast transaction and no hassle with Smoochies Party PH. I paid my order and they shipped the items on the same day. I got the package 2 days after. Thumbs up! I found them on Instagram by the way.

I am still waiting for the official event photos from the photographers and I cant wait to share them with you! For now, enjoy the photos from my phone, *giggles

Me, sister, auntie, lola, mom, sister

Cousin, aunt and uncle

My college mentor tatay, and office-mate/friend

College bffs :)

Me and my tired Arya

My sisters, mom, and me

Arya and her gifts!

I don't even have a selfie with my hubby?! 

Excited to upload other photos soon!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - next gastos? Birthday! Haha!











Top 5 Body Insecurities of a Rookie Mom

April 13, 2016

"Grabe yung stretchies ko!"

Hiya, Rookie Mommas!

I can't believe that I'm making a blog post for this one. But, this should be funny considering the amount of people I have offended lately because of my petty complaints on some of my body part. 

The thing is, I am so lucky and blessed to be born with such a good gene, we look younger than our age, our skin is fair, and we don't get fat. But, becoming a mother brought me so much insecurities. At times, I like to complain about them, thus offending other people.

Here's a run down of the top insecurities that I have now that I am mom,

  • Flabby Arms



My usual line:

"Grabe yung flab ng arms ko oh, tignan nyo." *wiggles my arm

Their reactions:

"Kakahiya naman sayo, pano pa yung braso namin?"

Seriously, guys, slim or not, having flabby arms doesn't look good. For me, at least.

  • Stretch Marks



No offense meant to those who love their stretchies. I don't love mine. I hate my stretchies. I look at them everyday and it always reminds me of how I can never wear a bikini again. I mean, I could. But, I won't.

  • Flabby Belly



My usual line:

"Ang taba ko na grabe, yung flabs ko..."

Their reactions:

"Kung sayo ganyan ano pa itong samin?"
"Sa lagay na yan nanganak kana, eh kami mukang nanganak na hindi pa nanganganak."

Quoting my beloved office mates: Rodney and Maron for this. HAHA!


Remember this movie? I swear I have flabs. Meron talaga, hindi niyo lang nakikita! 

I.HAVE.FLABS. and I hate it. 

What's more frustrating is that I am too lazy to work it back to my previous belly shape. And, I love to eat. So, priorities. *chuckles.

  • Dark Underarms

Just like the image above. My underarms went dark. As in nag brownout after I have given birth. They say it's the hormones, pero intense kasi yung pag dark nya. I noticed an improvement after a few months but it is never the same. I miss my fair-skin underarms. *cries


  • ACNE / Breakouts



Okay, I don't solely blame pregnancy and motherhood for this one, but because I am constantly puyat and exposed to pollution and stress, I get breakouts and acne very often. As in it felt like high school days all over again. Ugh...

We all have our own insecurities and I guess it is hard to be vocal about them but people says that with today's technology, you can either just accept them or do something about them. :)

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - I hate my stretchies. 





Happy Space: A Stationery and Supplies Fair


Hiya, Rookie Mommas!

National Book Store will hold its first ever “Happy Space: A Stationery and Supplies Fair” on April 15 to 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Glorietta Activity Center. Admission is free!




Join the first ever National Book Store Happy Space: A Stationery and Supplies Fair happening on April 15 to 17, 2016 from 10am to 9pm at the Glorietta Activity Center! Registration is free.Three whole days of pretty paper products, the best writing tools, fine art supplies, cute crafts,cool toys, and lots more awesome finds await. Plus, freebies, giveaways, and surprises. Get loads of inspiration and have lots of fun this summer in National Book Store’s Happy Space: A Stationery and Supplies Fair. See posters or visit nationalbookstore.com/happyspace




Awesome art activities, freebies and surprises, and lots of learning await in National Book Store's Grand Summer Art Camp! Registration is free. Experience one whole day of fun-filled, educational arts and crafts workshops for kids and kids at heart. We've got giveaways, games, promos, and many more in store for you. Make this summer your most creative summer ever! National Book Store's Grand Summer Art Camp is on April 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Main Mall Atrium, SM Mall of Asia. See posters or visit nationalbookstore.com/grandsummerartcamp for more details.



Learn lots of new things and create amazing art this summer at National Book Store's Summer Art Camp. We've got a lineup of awesome arts and crafts activities you can join for free! Choose from basic manga art workshop, binocular making and fabric coloring, basic sketching and card making, and many other interesting activities. The workshops will be held simultaneously in selected National Book Store branches on all weekends of April. Check out nationalbookstore.com/summerartcamp for the complete schedule of activities.

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - See you there!


A Secret Facebook Group For All Your In-Law Drama

April 2, 2016

Living with your in-laws? You're not alone!

Monster In-Laws by A&E Networks hits the perfect spots of how horrible it is to deal with difficult in-laws. I wish they have the budget and time to do a remake!

So, anyway, for those who have been following my journey, you know that I am living with my in-laws. I have no serious problem with them, I know that they're just being a parent to all of us, but sometimes, I wish they'd give us more freedom on the choices we make as a parent to Arya. But, really, I thank them for helping us deal with everything as we adjust to this thing called parenting.

A fellow mommy friend of mine whom I met on a Facebook Group exclusively for Filipino moms who have given birth 3rd quarter of last year made a secret group for all those mommas who lives with their in-laws. Great right?! Oh, and its not so secret anymore, but I did get permission from her so I can put this on my blog.

The group serves as a support group for moms who really is having a hard time dealing with their in-laws, the group offers great advises, tips, and hacks on how to solve situations and repair a damaged relationship between moms and their in-laws. What's also great about this group is that it helps moms to de-stress and to talk to other moms who might have going through the same situation.

So, the question is, do you want to be part of it?

The Facebook group is called In-LawSerye, sadly, we kept the group in secret setting so we limit the members as well. Whatever you see on the group, stays on the group. The only way for you to join is to send a private message to the following mommas below so they can grant you access to the group, after that, once you're in, party party na! *kidding!


But seriously though, I strongly suggest that you join the group if you do have troubles dealing with your in-laws.

*I've hyperlinked the In-LawSerye above and it might still not show you the group. Just make sure to send us a message if you want in. 

See you there!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - .....dunno what to say....