On Rainbows and Unicorns: The Princess’ 7th Birthday

As I mentioned in my previous post here, my Little Princess is not so little anymore. She requested to celebrate with her friends and classmates this year, and after some (okay, a lot) of discussions, we finally decided to give her a party on the day of her 7th Birthday. Continue reading “On Rainbows and Unicorns: The Princess’ 7th Birthday”

Lots and Lots of Baked Goodies at SnR Alabang

I don’t frequent SnR very often, because (1) I don’t have a membership card, and (2) I really resolved not to to get one because I know I’ll binge on purchases there every time. But before summer was over, I agreed to drive my mom, aunt, and the Princess there so I could stock up on some baon items for school. I was surprised at all the new varieties (new for me) of baked items they had for sale!  Continue reading “Lots and Lots of Baked Goodies at SnR Alabang”

DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers (2nd Edition)

For the Ball’s Birthday Thanksgiving this year, I was somewhat undecided for a long time on whether to order a customized cake or just make DIY cake decor again. After canvassing and inquiring from some nearby suppliers, I decided to take time to just DIY the toppers myself since it’s mostly the only thing I’ll prepare for the party anyway! Continue reading “DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers (2nd Edition)”

The Cheesecake Fairy Flutters to Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari

The Cheesecake Fairy
2nd Level, Building B
Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang-hari
(https://www.facebook.com/The-Cheesecake-Fairy-114490995733971/)

The Hubby and I were finishing lunch at a resto in Evia.

Me: Um, can we have dessert? (Sabay smile and bat ng eyelashes)

The Hubby: Sure! Order ka na. Coffee lang ako.

Me: Ah. Well… Diba we saw this new Cheesecake something place near the escalators kanina…

The Hubby: Ahhhh. (With a raised eyebrow) Ok, sige. Basta may coffee sila ha.

Me: Ay sige, never mind, next time nalang.

The Hubby: (Smiling) Sige na, lipat na tayo. (Asks for the bill and then checks his phone)

Me: Hmmm. (thinks in silence for awhile)  No, never mind nalang. Mukhang pricey eh. (With pursed lips naman this time). Wag na muna tayo magdessert today.

The Hubby: (Sighs, and motions to follow-up the bill.) Hay naku. Knowing you, hindi ka matatahimik. Let’s go.

Oh, he knows me so very well. 😊 Continue reading “The Cheesecake Fairy Flutters to Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari”

A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday

Since the Ball’s birthday fell on a day of summer school, the Hubby and I talked it over, and instead of letting him miss school to celebrate, we decided to celebrate in school with his classmates and teachers. So.. viola! Our very first school party! Continue reading “A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday”

Cooling off at Coolato Gelato, SM City BF Parañaque

Coolato Artisan Gelato
Level 3, SM City BF Parañaque
Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Parañaque
(https://www.facebook.com/Coolato-178996762482943/)

After a few shopping errands and a carb-loading pasta and pizza dinner on a Sunday night, I gave marching orders to the Hubby, the Princess, and the Baby Ball (who will soon be a baby no more!) that mall time was over and we should head on home. On the way to the parking lot, I stopped in my tracks when I saw this new gelato shop.  So sorry guys, change of plans: Mag-ice-cream muna tayo! Continue reading “Cooling off at Coolato Gelato, SM City BF Parañaque”

Say Cheese! Pablo’s Mini Cheese Tarts are at Bonifacio High Street, BGC

Pablo’s Mini Cheese Tarts
Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(http://pablophilippines.com)
(https://www.facebook.com/PabloCheesetartPhilippines/)

I’ll be honest, and with the risk of you sending a look of bewilderment my way, I’ll say it: I’ve never heard of Pablo’s Mini Cheese Tarts, brought to the Philippines by the Suyen Corporation (yes, that’s the Bench group).  I guess in a way it made the experience of my first taste more authentic: I didn’t have any expectations whatsoever.  Continue reading “Say Cheese! Pablo’s Mini Cheese Tarts are at Bonifacio High Street, BGC”