Decluttering: Day 1

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Bubblewrap’s Jellybean Bag Organizer (Orange Tiger Print)

My bag can be as cluttered as the many thoughts flying around my head.  I tend to carry a lot of stuff like my cellphone, wallet, checkbook, hand sanitizer, wipes, 3 kinds of keys, and tons of useless stuff such as receipts, cards, notes, and candy wrappers from the kids (which I totally forget to dispose off when there’s a nearby trash can). What happens is I end up stuffing them in every available pocket the bag has. And whatever is too big is what settles in the main part of the bag, just tumbling around while I carry it around doing my thing.  And so when time comes that I need to fish out my car keys, I end up standing in front of my car and emptying out the contents on my hood to try to find it in the sea of confusion (this is VERY unsafe and I do not recommend you ever do this even with a companion!).  To add to this nightmare, can you imagine needing to transfer all of these into a different bag? It would be like dumping trash from one bin to another!

Thank goodness I have my BUBBLEWRAP JELLYBEAN BAG ORGANIZER to solve this perennial bag disaster!

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The Jellybean Bag Organizer’s handles are sturdy and easy to use to pull out off my bag!

This super cute and functional bag organizer has pockets of all sizes both inside and out, so it fits all my pens, receipts and small pieces of paper in the inside pockets alone.  The open space in the middle is big enough to fit my toiletries and my phone charger.  I carry a humongous wallet so I don’t intend to put it inside but for those who carry a purse or a small-sized wallet, it would fit perfectly inside that space as well.  The outside pockets carry my cellphone and my calling cards so that they’re readily accessible and easy to find.  Oh and did I tell you about my 3 kinds of keys? I don’t need to turn my bag inside out anymore because the bag organizer comes with a keyholder which you can hang outside of the bag organizer for easy access or tuck into the bag organizer as well.  What makes all this a breeze? The sturdy metal handles attached makes it easy to pull the bag organizer out of my bag and transfer into another bag, junk and all!  Now I don’t need to worry about leaving stuff behind in my previous bag because everything’s in my JELLYBEAN!

Check out the variety of designs to choose from!

The BUBBLEWRAP JELLYBEAN BAG ORGANIZER comes in a variety of prints and color combination that best suit your bag personality.  Like what you see? Check out the JELLYBEAN BAG ORGANIZER at BUBBLEWRAP ONLINE STORE!

Now if I can only find an organizer for my thoughts…

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Big Deal!

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I am not a fan of group buying deals (though I subscribe to at least 6 of their sites, haha!), but I love discount promos and I want to know what companies are offering to advertise their products. I have purchased quite a few in the past years — gadgets, fine-dining GCs, overnight out-of-town trips and other novelty products I just found too cute to pass up. So far the best deal I have ever purchased was the one offered by Ensogo for a 40-page photobook valued at P6000 which I got for only P1299!

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Photo courtesy of Photobook Philippines

The voucher was for a 40-page, 15″ x 11″ Large Landscape Imagewrap Photobook. I grabbed it immediately because I was excited to publish the family portrait photos that our good friend Arlene Briones took of us last March (visit her site to see samples of our photoshoot at ARLENE BRIONES). Seeing the quality of printed pictures showcased in Photobook Philippines’ gallery, I was confident that our photos would look gorgeous.

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Using the dowloadable Photobook software to layout the images was a breeze! I managed to finish the design for all 40 pages in half a night and sent the file online through their website in just a matter of minutes. All I needed to do was to wait for the finished product. And when it did, I was beyond impressed with both the finished product and the service that Photobook offered!

Here are a few reasons why I believe this was one of the best deals I’ve ever purchased:

• The voucher promised a delivery timetable of 7-11 days after receipt of payment, and I got mine after only 5 days!

• The bookwas well protected as it was covered in shrink wrap and was placed in a thick box with foam padding on all sides to ensure that the book was safe and damage-free.

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It’s here!

• The photo printing was amazing! The materials used were indeed of very high-quality, the paper used was acid-free and really thick and sturdy (I upgraded the paper from 170gsm to 216gsm and I chose Premium Silk so that the photos would really pop!), and the assembly and binding was neatly done.

• I thought that with the promo price I’d only be getting a softcover, so seeing that the finished product had a hardcover was like a bonus for me!

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The finished product!

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Hardbound cover

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Over-all we were happy to have our very own M Book. I wouldn’t mind purchasing a few more vouchers if another deal comes up from the same company (Photobook Philippines was awarded best photobook of the year) as I have a few more photo albums that I believe are “book-worthy”. If you wish to look at other photobooks that they’ve created, visit their website at PHOTOBOOK PHILIPPINES.

Mark of the M

I am sure there are other HOT DEALS out there that are as good or maybe even better than this. If you’ve recently purchased a voucher from any of the group buying sites that are out there that you believe was a really great deal, share it with me! I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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Healthier Choices

This was my dinner last night. I had a Three Mushroom Pizza Bread Slice (about 1/2 a slice of bruschetta) with Curried Cauliflower Fritters and a mustard dip sauce on the side. I know it isn’t the prettiest looking meal you’ve ever seen but what do you expect from the food court (and from my … Continue reading

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Magnum Madness

I took a photo this afternoon of several boxes of Magnum bars all beautifully displayed inside the freezer of Makati Supermart, as if they were trying to seduce the shoppers by their mere presence as they’ve been out of stock for quite some time. I recalled the first time I ever saw the Magnum logo … Continue reading

The Return of The Comeback

I. AM. BACK!

Yes! After a 2-year blogging hiatus, I am back! I have been blogging about my crazy life since 2005 at my old residence at UNICORN CHILD, but I had to wind down my online activities as baby concerns, school problems, work-related issues and other domestic dramas took over my blogging time.

Returning to the world of blogging…

Life has indeed changed a lot for me since then.  My son is now a Beatles-obsessed teenager (by virtue of age), and is entering Junior High in June. My tantrum-y toddler has grown to be a creative, feisty yet sweet pre-schooler.  My ex-boyfriend (aka hubby) has evolved from being a marketing master to a clubbing godfather at 7th High Boutique Club in Bonifacio Global City.  I have traded in my office garb and have since donned tank tops and shorts for my work clothes as I transitioned from being a GM of a graphic design agency to a work-at-home-mom (WAHM as most would call it), running my two online businesses and my graphic design firm from the comforts of my dining room table.

Now, after 2 exciting years, I am ready to pound on my keyboard once more and to talk about my life’s passions.  I believe the passing of time has taught me a lot about myself and what I am actually capable of doing.  I may still not be the best blog writer there is (I don’t think I ever was and ever will be, haha!), but I know that I can share some of the things I have learned in the past to young moms like me (ok, I know “young” no longer applies to this particular blog! LOL) and possibly impart some wisdom or new knowledge I might have to would-be or new “mompreneur” readers!

What can you expect from my new blog?

  • ALL ABOUT THE M’s – This section’s spotlight is on me, my family and family life in general. 
  • CREATIVE JUICE – Here you’ll find posts on all things creative that I or any of the M members may produce or have already produced but need to be showcased :). 
  • SHOPAHOLIC – Everything that has to do with my favorite S word — SHOPPING! — fashion trends, hot items that I LUST after or have actually decided to splurge on with eyes wide shut, to-die-for designer labels at affordable prices which I carry in my online store HAPPY SECONDS,  photos of my fashion treasure finds and everything else that has to do with retail therapy!
  • EATS, IN AND AROUND – Will feature food places we love to visit, foods we can’t get enough of, eating healthy and right, my own home-cooked meals and some recipes which I believe are easy to prepare especially for busy WAHMs like me.
  • KIKAY-NESS – A section on beauty, particularly on staying young and fit (which I believe is my main concern right now, hehe), beauty tips and product reviews.
  • HIS TOUCH – My thoughts, reflections or just insights in my journey as a Covenanted Charsimatic Catholic member of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon and as student of His Word and teachings.

and lastly,

  • LA VIE – Will touch on life and leisure experiences with my family and friends such as a new job, a new hobby, new travels or a whole new stage of life!

I do hope you join me in this new journey I am embarking in, and experience with me THE NEW, THE EXCITING and THE UNKNOWN that are yet to come!