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Your kids will be very excited for breakfast if you serve the simple egg and rice in a creative manner like this!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Perks of Online Shopping Every Mom Needs to Know!

6 Perks of Shopping Online

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Your wondering time whether or not shopping online is worth your time is over! In this article, you will find six super great reasons why shopping online is so good and so great for you. Read it carefully and discover that shopping on the web has a lot more than you can think of initially!

1. Discreetness.

One of the biggest perks of online shopping is the fact that you can shop for whatever you wish for without even showing your face! If you have always felt uncomfortable buying intimate wear or some drugs in stores, online you can relax and shop for whatever you wish for without any human contact. Moreover, then your item will come to your house it will be packed in a simple and ordinary brown box that won’t indicate what is inside of it. So your discreetness is guaranteed one hundred percent then you shop on the web.

2. Managed compulsive shopping.

Many people suffer a lot from so-called compulsive shopping then they can’t control themselves and buy everything that slightly interests them. While you shop on the web, you will be able to control and manage your compulsive shopping habits and avoid unplanned purchases easier. Simply because then you shop online you are going directly to that one item you have in mind and buy it without any distractions. Thus e-shopping is like a remedy for compulsive shoppers since there is nothing to distract you and make buy unnecessary things.

3. Fewer spendings.

Another great thing about online shopping is that it is much cheaper to shop on the web in general. There are a few reasons why. First, you can buy directly from the product’s manufacturer. Secondly, it is easier to compare prices on the web and find that one perfect for you. Third, there are tons of online coupons you can use as well to reduce pricing on everything. Just check these Kohl‘s coupons, for instance. It will certainly let you save money on everything that is on Kohl‘s e-store without any questions and hidden fees. So – fewer spendings online is guaranteed as well!

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4. Convenience.

Of course, online shopping is also very great because it is made for your convenience without any doubt. You can shop 24/7 here and don’t worry whether or not that store is open. Online is an all day long business, and so you can buy quickly and without any problems even then it is passed midnight.

5. Ecology.

Yes, in fact online shopping is also considered to be a greener way to purchase stuff than ordinary shopping in stores. Firstly, and most importantly, you won’t use any gas to travel to a store. Secondly, that directly affect gas usage and makes less CO2 gas get into the environment. Moreover, you can easily shop for green products on the web since there are hundreds of specialized eco-friendly stores you can shop at too. So overall – online shopping is green, and that is one big plus for sure!

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6. Gifts.

Also, online is a real dream come true for all Santa Clauses because sending gifts to your beloved ones around the globe have never been easier with it. You just buy that gift online and as a shopping address fill in the person's you wish to surprise address. That is it! You don’t even have to be in the same country to gift the incredible gift. Online is the perfect way to pamper your loved one through distance without any doubt!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Teach Your Kids to Pray Anytime, Anywhere

At an early age, it is important that kids get to know about God. This way, they will grow up knowing that there is a Supreme being who made them and they will be more mindful of their actions because they know that God is watching them. Aside from that, they will also be aware that God will take care of them and that he listens to their prayers.

Yes, the only way to talk to God is through prayers. It is best that our kids will learn the value of prayer while they are still young. In our family, we are trained to pray since childhood. We pray together before meals and before going to sleep.

But sometimes, we have to do it alone especially when eating in public areas or when we need to ask God for something personal. When we pray, we recognize the fact that we depend on God to help us with our lives. Also, we are cultivating our relationship with God by talking to Him through prayers. It is similar to constantly communicating with friends in order to establish a good relationship.

Teach Your Kids to Pray Anytime, Anywhere

There are different kinds of prayers- prayer of thanksgiving, supplication, petition, and prayer of praise. Prayer of thanksgiving refers to how we express our gratitude for the food we eat, for the protection and guidance as well as the blessings we receive. One would pray with supplication when he is asking for something from God like to provide food and others. When one prays for petition, he is requesting something important like passing an exam or help a family member heal from a certain sickness. The prayer of praise will allow us to express our faith to God.

Whatever kind of prayer you do, what is important is that you say it from the heart. You do not have to utter the same prayers over and over again. Say what you want to say because God listens.

pray quotes

Bella prays on her own and I am touched by how she really express herself through prayers. If she is in pain, she will pray, "Please make my feet okay" or if she want something, she would ask for it on her prayers, even if it is a toy.

One time, I reprimanded her and she was crying. When she asked for forgiveness, I hugged her and said it was okay. On her prayer, she said, "Thank you that Mommy and I are already friends." That tugged heart strings!

She even prays for her Daddy who is having some problems saying, "Please let Daddy be okay." But there are also funny things she would say like "Thank you for letting me play my game" or "I hope I can watch YouTube on my iPad tomorrow" and even "I hope we will download Minecraft, Red Ball and fun apps." LOL! Well, we can't blame my four-year old because that is what she is thinking of.

The good thing is, she knows she can express herself through prayers.

Yes, we can say ANYTHING we want to say to God. Anyway, He can see what we are doing and He can look into our hearts. He knows what our hearts desires are but we need to pray for that.

Also, we can pray ANYTIME we want and ANYWHERE we are. God will listen to our prayers whatever is the situation. If we are asking for something and we can't get it now, do not feel bad because God knows the right time and when you pray, always remember that it is God's will that is important because it will always be for our goodness sake.

How about you? Do you teach your kids to pray? At what age did you start teaching them to pray?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DIY Crepe Paper Wall Flower Decors

Do you have a boring wall that you want to add some life and interesting appeal? There are so many ways to enhance the look of a wall. You can cover it with wallpaper, add a framed picture or a gallery, add a wall sculpture and even re-paint it. When painting, you can either paint it creatively combining different colors or add some texture to it.

Crepe Paper Flower

But you can also DIY some wall decors too. Yes, you can easily frame a photo but you can also make a flower that you can attach to the wall. This is what I did to my bedroom. There is a hole on the upper part of my wall because it was intended for an exhaust. Since, we don't need to install one anymore, I covered it with paper flowers.

It is very easy to make. And I want to share it with you. You can make something bigger or smaller ones- depending on what you need. For my crepe paper flowers wall decor, I made large ones because I need it to cover a hole on my wall.

What You Need:
Crepe Paper or Tissue Paper of different colors
String or ribbon
Cardboard as backing

How to Make Crepe Paper Flower

How to Make It:

1. First, cut the edge of the crepe paper with a scissor forming a curve. You can also cut it with a pointed design to get a different look for the flowers. Do the same with another color which should be shorter in length than the other one.
2. Top the shorter paper on the longer one. Make sure their curves are aligned.
3. Start folding them together in pleats, as seen on the picture.
4. When you are done folding, tie the center part with a ribbon or a string.
5. Slowly spread the paper and meet both ends together to form a circle.
6. Then pull the edges upward so it will bloom.
7. Pull all the edges for both the larger petals and the smaller petals.
8. Then, attach it to the cardboard or you can just install it directly to your wall.

For my flowers, I made three with different sizes. I added a gold circle which I glued on top. You can also add some strips of paper on top too like what I did with mine. I glued all three flowers on the cardboard before I installed it on the wall. Pretty easy, right?

You can make one for your home too!

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

AjiPanda™: Your Best Friend in the Kitchen

Do you enjoy cooking? Well, even if you won't, for sure you will use some spices and other products that will add flavor to what you are cooking. 

 I can recall back when I was small that my mom has been using Ajinamoto for cooking and she is still using it until now. Since I had been helping her to cook, I know the difference of the taste when there is no Ajinamoto seasoning or not. 


Well, today, our best friend in the kitchen now has a new look with a cute panda icon. It comes with all new packaging.

In a press release, it says that the "AjiPanda™ is a cute panda icon that conveys someone shy, caring, happy and loyal. It personifies how a humble pack or bottle of AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning fills the role of “Your Best Friend in the Kitchen” by offering an ever-reliable way of bringing out the natural goodness of food."

Its campaign features teen queen Kathryn Bernardo, who plays the role of Ina Macaspac in "Pangako Sa'yo," wherein she works as a cook. Well, I can say that her character in the soap opera is a good fit for Ajinomoto’s new campaign. Bernardo presents  the benefits of AjiPanda™ to a new generation of cooks and food lovers.

So, you will know, "AJI-NO-MOTO® comes from sugar cane, corn or cassava and is manufactured through the natural process of fermentation. " Hence, you do not have to worry because the product is safe, convenient and effective in making food taste delicious.

You will feel more confident in using it since it is simply a free glutamate, which is the most common among amino acids (the building blocks of protein). It provides the taste of umami to food similar to how sugar adds sweet taste or salt adds salty taste to food.

Curious of what Umami is? According to AjiPanda™, "Umami, is the fifth basic taste alongside sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. It is the savory, rich and full taste we often experience in meat, seafood, cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms."

Consider the delightful composition of chicken, green papaya and malunggay in tinola or the medley of cheese, ham, pepperoni, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers on top of a pizza. The combinations and layers of these glutamate-rich ingredients make dishes very delicious and enjoyable.

Well, for sure, whenever you plan to cook, you will remember that AjiPanda™ is your best friend in the kitchen and it will help work wonders in your cooking so that you can share many happy meals with your family. Visit for healthy and delicious recipes.


Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJINO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Childhood Cancer: A Battle Worth Fighting For Our Little Angels

childhood cancer

Today, we have a guest post about something really heartbreaking that is experienced by some kids around the globe. Yes, this is out of our control but with a simple step and in a simple way, we can make cancer-stricken kids feel special and loved.

The least thing that we want our precious young ones to experience is to get hurt and so our hearts are crushed into pieces when we see them ailing. They don’t deserve the teeniest bit of pain as they are only about to see the world and live it.

But in as much as colds is common, cancer has been too and it’s sad to know that it is. It gives us goose bumps – the Valentine Wigs people in particular and I’m sure you as well. Imagine how vulnerable our little angels are and how much fun it is to enjoy youth. We stand to be ambassadors of hope because we know how much a struggle it is to have to go through so much pain. It isn’t just your child that suffers but you being the parents who only dreamed for the best future for your young one.

At first, we’ll feel betrayed. Who wouldn’t? The big question will always be “Why my child?” But the monstrous Big C knows no exemptions. It’s ruthless. The worst thing that it ever does at most is not giving signs at all. While our little angel disasters are busy chasing fun around, symptoms may be shrugged away by adults thinking that those are one of their “pettiness”. It may be normal for kids telling their mums and dads about a certain headache because they can always complain about anything but taking time to check what’s really going on will help big time. We don’t want any crippling surprise only to find out it’s already the Big C that hit your little love.

But while it’s inevitable, all we can do is be a little bit more sensitive to our children’s pleas. They may not say it all kids that they are but there’s sometimes more to a fever than just chilling, more to flu than just muscle or joint pain. It might already be the nightmare of a Big C.

It’s a battle that might be hard to fight for as you’d think you’re left empty handed after only being able to take your young one to the hospital for treatments and can do nothing to ease the pain in between. Yet it’s a battle worth fighting for. We can only be strong enough for them and inspire them more as much as they do to us.

Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care Set by Trusted Health Products Review

I honestly didn't know that there is such thing as facial oils. When I heard about it, I was curious on what it can do to my skin and how it can improve my look as well.

Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care Set Review

Then here goes Beautiful Oil AM Moisturizer and PM Revitalizer by Trusted Health Products. I was sent two bottles of their Beautiful Skin Care System to test and review. Only that I wasn't given notice that the items were already available at the post office which is the reason why I wasn't able to review the products at once.


Beautiful Oil AM Moisturizer and PM Revitalizer

I was surprised when I opened the package and saw my name on it. I was like, "Wow! That's my name!" It says, "Amazingly Beautiful Kareen" and there were two bottles, one for the morning use and the other for the evening use. With that label bearing my name, it reminds me that I can stay beautiful 24/7, both day and night! It comes in a glass dark bottle which is the recommended way to store 100% natural products. Both of the oils are in 15 ml / 0.5 oz bottles.

The AM Moisturizer has a white label while the PM Revitalizer has a blue label. Whenever you order the beauty set, you will get a personalized bottle. Isn't that sweet?


The smell seems therapeutic. I don't hate it and I don't love it as well. It is just okay especially that the scent really smells natural and you'd feel healthy and feel amazingly beautiful merely by smelling it.


Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care Set Ingredients

The AM oil is made from 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado and olive while the PM oil is made from 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, evening primrose and apricot.

All natural ingredients right?

Benefits of the Oil

Now, let us take a look at what the ingredients can give your skin.

Almond is high in vitamin E and also contains vitamins (A & B) that would delay the appearance of wrinkles. It would also moisturize the skin and it has a good anti-inflammatory effect.

Orange is known as an antioxidant which can help uplift your mood, emotions and mind especially in the morning. It can also be a big help for acne and cellular regeneration. Meanwhile, Olive helps to prevent the clogging of pores and it penetrates deep into the skin while giving a cleansing effect. It is also rich in vitamin E.

Lemon has antiseptic properties that could help fight tired-looking skin while Avocado is a good solution for dry and itchy skin since it can help in the increased production of collagen resulting into a healthy skin.

The PM revitalizer has Evening primrose that is rich in (omega-6) fatty acids that could maintain the balance of moisture and improve the skin's elasticity resulting into a glowing skin. It also has Vitamin E and A containing Apricot Oil which can be helpful to moisturize and nourish the skin since it would aid in firming and toning your skin.

And here are the overall benefits you can get from the facial oil set:

benefits of Amazingly Beautiful
How to Use 

Trusted Health Products

Of course, it is important that you follow instructions in order to see the results. Both the bottles have built in dropper that makes it easy to use. Each bottle would last for 2 months or more, depending on your usage. Yes, the bottles are small but it last that long!

According to directions, you can put 2-3 drops on your palms and rub on it the face and neck. But for new users, you would need more drops. In my case, I use 4-6 drops and I gently scatter it on my face and neck. If there are excess oils, use a tissue to absorb remaining oils. Let the rest of the oil absorb on your skin completely. When the oil is dry, you can apply makeup in the morning.

Do the same on the PM revitalizer after you wash your face and have removed the makeup.


Well, I have just used the oil for 5 days but I can feel the changes little by little. There is more glow on my skin and it has a luminous effect. I can feel like I'm being cleansed despite putting makeup during the day. The Beautiful Skin Care System is a good way to bring back the natural moisture and oils on your face.

When using it, you should expect to see a breakout on the skin for the first days of usage which is a good sign since it means that your skin is cleansed and removing excessive oil as well as toxins. Do not get discouraged on the cleansing period because the effect you will get after it will be very fulfilling for sure!

So, interested to try these facial oils? You can get it from the Trusted Health Products website at $24.97 each or $44.94 as a set. For sure, you will also experience a big change on your skin after weeks and months of usage!

Getting a younger looking skin isn't that hard after all! Plus, you will look very beautiful both day and night.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Involving Our Little Loves in the Kitchen

Our little loves are undeniably the greatest treasures we’ll ever have. But just the same, they can be a handful. You’ll probably see them in one room still watching television and the next thing you know, they’ve already conquered your room with all your clothes and make up shattered. But they are our little darlings and we’ve been little tornados too!

There are things that we want we want our kids to learn. One of them is how they can be a part of the kitchen. At first, it will seem way too impossible. Just the thought of allowing them into the kitchen will seem like a nightmare. But calm down mommy… Let’s make it possible. Because who else can be the rightful teacher to lead their way to the kitchen if not you? If it won’t be now, when do you think will be the right time?

kids in the kitchen

It’s fun if you take your little one shopping. It’s a way to get them used to where you go to purchase healthy food. You can talk about the names of the veggies and fruits, the colors… You’ll see how much their eyes will shine knowing that they’re learning new stuff. You may ask them to put some items in the cart or even carry a little shopping bag with them. They love attention. That’s what you’re going to give. Just in a little responsible way.

Bella has mastered her grocery shopping skills. As a matter of fact, she would get whatever she wants even if it is no longer important! Lol. But she knows what she needs, especially the food she wants to eat from biscuits to fruits. Once they get familiar with food and the ingredients you use for cooking, they would surely be excited to help in food preparation and cooking.

You may also start off by letting them in with their kitchen toys. Show them how it’s done with the food preparation. It’s the fun way of “learning by doing”. The next time they already can, you may already let your little love join in with measuring ingredients and show him how to keep it orderly in the kitchen. Don’t be frustrated if they can’t make it right away. We’ve gone through childhood. For sure we weren’t that easy on tasks. (*wink!) Just make sure that when you do this with your little angel, your time isn’t limited. That’s to keep the stress away.

kids help kitchen

Many times, Bella would watch me or my mom cook. I know she is interested in what we are doing because every time we prepare something, she would drag a chair and watch. She would even try to get involved. Well, you can give them tasks in the kitchen too. While making some munchkins, I let Bella roll them on candy sprinkles so that she will feel her involvement in making her fave treats.

Sometimes, I would even let her mix the pancake mixture. But with supervision of course. With this, they will be happy knowing that they were able to help and that they also exerted effort in preparing their favorite food.

So, don't be hesitant to let your kids join you in the kitchen. It would be so much fun. I swear. But of course, let them do the easy tasks. Start by merely letting them hand you the spoon or get some water or something like that. Then as they grow older, give them harder tasks. Nothing is impossible for out little loves.

kitchen kids

You’re a super mom. Believe that you are. It’s always a test in the beginning but the rewards when you see your little love learn his or her way to helping you out, it would definitely be priceless!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Video: Teaching Kids Through Experience

"Teach your children to fish so they can feed themselves." Yes, it is indeed true that experience is the best teacher. Let experience teach your kids to grow and learn and improve by themselves. This way, they will be able to succeed even with little aid from you. Of course, support from the parents is important. But you would feel successful as a parent if your child could stand on his or her own feet. This means that they weren't spoon-fed all the time and that the more important things in life were crystal clear in their own eyes and they were able to understand it.

teach kids video

Once kids learn by observing and through experience, they are not just "learning" or getting additional "knowledge." They are developing themselves. They are creating their own names and molding their own personalities and characters that they need in order to be successful in the near future. It would also be easier for them to overcome problems, troubles and face various issues in life. They will be stronger individuals and will never be labeled as "cry babies" or someone who couldn't do things without the parents.

I came across this video that will open our eyes about how to effectively teach the kids. Life isn't about ABCs and 123s. It is about reality and experience.

Teach your children to fish so that they can feed themselves. :)
Posted by OMG Social on Monday, April 13, 2015

So, what realizations did you make after watching this video? Share it on the comment section below.