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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

N3r3n First Ever Giveaway!”

In the celebration of reaching 50+ followers, My Life, My Thoughts will be having her first ever giveaway.  This will end up today, March 31, 2010 at midnight that's why I am taking my last chance to join.

3 Easy Steps to Enter
  • You must be a subscriber of  My life, My thoughts! as this giveaway is to say thank you to all the lovely people that  follows  or read her blog… Important Notice: Please sub only if you read her blog and if you like it – it’s really not fair to sub just for the giveaway. (Click here to subscribe.) or in the sidebar subscription box *Make sure you verify the email address you will use.
  • Write or re-post this in your blog, make sure it’s a separated post.  The title will be  “N3r3n first ever giveaway!”
  • Write ‘Enter Me’ into the comment of this blog post / followed by the link of the blog post you created / and your email add. (Please include all the info in one comment so Ina won’t be confused.) Thank you so much and Good luck!
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Thoughts, My Heart, My Turf 1st Anniversary Blog Contest

Want to win lots of prizes???Bambie of  My Thoughts, My Heart, My Turf will celebrate her 1st blog anniversary with a fabulous contest.  She will be giving away EC credits, cash and ad spaces as her prizes.  This contest will run from March 15, 2010 until April 15, 2010.

Thanks to all her blog sponsors in making this anniversary contest possible:

A Woman Remembers - 1,000 EC credits, 1 month AD space and $5.00
Azumi...Lil Dolly Princess - $5.00
Best Vacation Places - $5.00
Brisbane Hotels - $5.00
Diva Fabulosa - $5.00
From this Side - 3,000 EC credits
Girls Rule! - $5.00
Just About Anything - $5.00
Live for Life - 4,000 EC credits and 2 months AD space
Living Life to the Fullest - $5.00 + 1,000 EC credits
Momma Wannabe - $5.00
My So-Called World - $5.00 + 1 month AD space
Niko's Blog - $5.00
Stalking Minds - $5.00The Hunger Games Trilogy - 3,000 EC credits
The Mommy Journey - 5,000 EC credits
The Snoring Queen - 5,000 EC credits
Travelin' with Marie - 8"x8", 20-page Photobook ($20.00 value) and two 1 month AD spaces
Wahmaholic - Wordpress or Blogger template based on the winner's choice of theme and color

And here's the lists of her secondary sponsors:

Chris Chronicles - 2,000 EC credits
Cornyman's Blog Reviews - 2,000 EC credits
Cornyman's Money Blog - 1,000 EC + 10 x Spikes from CMF Ads worth 1$ (250 visitors)
Earn Money Online with Red - 2 months AD space
Earth Friendly Momma - 1,000 EC credits
Fashion Explorer - 1,000 EC credits
Gene + Experiments - 1 month AD space
Health and Beauty Diva - 1,000 EC credits
Her and History - 1,000 EC credits
Here Anything Goes - 1,000 EC credits
Home Buddies - AD spaces in her PR3, PR2, and PR1 blogs
I Empower Myself - 1 month 125x125 AD space
Inspirational Insights - 2,000 EC credits
Life Can't Wait - 1,000 EC credits
Life of a Filipina Blogger - 1,000 EC credits
Liza's Online Journal - 1,000 EC credits + 1 month 125x125 AD space
Mariuca Wishing on a Falling Star - 1,000 EC credits
Mariuca's Perfume Gallery - 1,000 EC credits
Meow Diaries - 1,000 EC credits
Moms Write Stuff - 1,000 EC credits
My Daily Thoughts and Ramblings - 2 months AD space (winner can opt to have 1 250x125 AD or 2 125x125 AD)
My Journey to Life - 1 month AD space
Pinkville - 1 month 125x125 AD space
Proud Mommy and Wifey - 1,000 EC credits + 1 month 125x125 Ad space
Runaway Blogger - 1,000 EC credits
Samantha’s Own - 2,000 EC credits
Simple Pero Rock - 1 month AD space and 2,000 EC credits
Spread the Word - 1 month 125x125 AD space
Tasty Exploration - 1,000 EC credits
Teaching Moments - 1,000 EC credits
The One Minute Guide - 1,000 EC + 10 x Spikes from CMF Ads worth 1$ (250 visitors)
The Pinay Blogger at Home - 1,000 EC credits
Up Now and What's Next - 1 month 125x125 Ad space
Wonderful World of Peachy - 1,000 EC credits + 1 month AD space

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Realization

In my previous blog about Outfit Hunting, I have mentioned that most of my time were consumed in campaigning  for my son's entry at KB (Kids and Babies) contest.  It was at the end of the voting period when I have decided to pursue and give everything I can so that Garren can make it on the top 4.  This month's contest was really a tough and intense one.  All mommies and daddies are very determined to put their child and babies on top.  At the beginning of the contest early this month, I was not yet decided if I will use my points earned to vote for my son.  But as I have observed towards the end that I can fight simultaneously with the top 3 and top 4, for their votes is just more than a thousand and I have enough points to beat the said number of votes.  Though I have enough points, its not been easy for me to cast it for I only have 2 days to do it.  I even asked my husband's help for this. 2 more hours left before the voting period ends, I am happy that Garren is already on the top 4 but as the saying goes "expect the unexpected".  I was surprised that 30 minutes before the voting period ends Garren has been in the 5th rank.  I immediately asked favors and help from all the mommy friends  in KB.  And they've never failed me for they helped in casting votes for Garren using their hardly earned points. Then the voting period ends, its time to see the babies/kids who made it on the top 4. I am disappointed and very sad that my Garren didn't make it. 

I just stared in front of my computer's monitor for a few seconds for I can't accept and believed with the results of the contest. Then few more minutes after the announcement of the top 4, I received so many PM messages from fellow KB mommies saying that its okay and there's always a next time. Little by little I have started to accept and feel better.  I just thought that this contest made me realized that my love for my Garren is immeasurable and I will do everything for him. It never made me less of a mother because I was not able to put him on top but rather I was able to proved to him and to everyone that I am a mother with full of love in my heart for my son. I am also thankful for all the support of my KB mommy friends for casting their votes for Garren even up to the last minute of voting period.  I may not know them personally but it never been a reason for them to help me.  I was even touched when one mommy friend stopped voting for her own daughter in exchanged of voting for my son.  

My son may not made it on the top 4 but this is just a contest that soon will be over and forgotten.  What is important is because of this experienced I gain friends that I know ready to give their full support anytime even if I don't ask for it.  I would like to extend my deepest "Thank you" to all of you. And for my son, let me assure you that mommy is always and will always be here for you and will never stopped until you make it on the top.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Outfit Hunting

Hello friends...I was not able to do blogging for a few days now because I have been very busy being a stage mommy to my little angel Garren.  I have been campaigning him on Facebook for the My Star Loves Sports Theme of KB (Kids and Babies). Then, we are on hunting mode for his outfit on the upcoming open photoshoot this coming March 21.  We have been an everyday visitors of malls for quite a few days now.  And its giving me a hard time buying him barongs and formal clothes because Garren really hates wearing clothes with sleeves what more long sleeves and ties.  But thank God that we did his outfit hunting with his two favorite cousins.  While I am fitting the clothes onto him, his two cousins keeps on playing with him that is why his attention was diverted.

First stop is at SM North Edsa Department store, Kids Section.  I have seen this Napoleon's black vest which is good for his polo and long-sleeves.  I have been able to fit this one that easy and no sweat at all.

After that, we had his necktie fitting.  OMG....this necktie really gives me a headache. Garren hated to wear this because he is very uncomfortable.  But still because I still wanted him to look good on the photoshoot, I insisted to buy him this Armando Caruso stripped necktie.  But for sure, i will be challenged to convince Garren to wear this on Sunday.

I love this Florsheim shoes because Garren loves it too.  Ever since we started buying him shoes., this is the only shoe brand that he likes wearing all the time.  No sweat at all when he tried this black shoes because he instantly get acquainted to it though this is his first time to wear this kind.

I really liked this Garfield Orange Polo that we bought in SM Valenzuela.  This is not too rugged nor too formal.  And I think Garren is very comfortable in wearing this one.  

Woooh...those clothes are still not enough for the photoshoot and we still need to look for some this coming Saturday.  But in addition with these, we also bought him a Barong Tagalog and black pants that he doesn't want to wear that's why no picture at all.  Just keeping my fingers crossed that I will still able to convince him to fit all of the clothes on March 21.

Special thank to my beloved mother (Garren grandma) for sponsoring all of these items.  You're really one of the best lola and we love you so much.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yummy Cooking and Baking

One thing that I love to keep doing is cooking and baking.  I can proudly say that these two are my passion.  Every time that I am stress, i will just go to the kitchen and cook.  I can even stay in the kitchen forever without any complains.   I first start to love this hobby of mine when I was still in grade school.  My mother went to a baking and cooking lesson during that time.  And every time she went home, I will always check the copy of recipe she cooked and studied during that day.  I will even tried it myself without her supervision.  Without me noticing it, I am starting to learn the basic of cooking and baking.  If there's a family occasion, I am the one who is in-charged of preparing and cooking the menu.  Chocolate cakes, muffins, brownies, carbonara, spaghetti are just some of the foods that I love to make and are family's favorite.

When I become a mother, cooking for me is not just a chores that need to be done but a responsibility that I should master because my child's health is at stake.  From the day one that he was allowed to eat solid food until now that Garren is 15-months old...I make sure that I am the one and only person who makes and prepares his food everyday.  I even do some research about baby foods and nutrition.  I have a collections of magazines, articles and books about cooking and baking.  But still, for me its not enough.  I want more and more copies of delicious and yummy recipes.  This is the reason I am joining Animetric's Favorite Things Year 1.  She will giving away a lot of prizes from his favorite sponsors.  I want to grab the set of cookbooks from Yummy Magazine.  

You may visit her site to know the details of her contest.  This contest will run until March 15, 2010 only.  The lucky winners will be announced on the 18th of March.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Top EC Droppers for February

I have been very busy this past few days that I would not able to send my heartfelt thanks to all my EC droppers last February.  But as the saying goes, "its better late than never".

Top EC Droppers:
Thank you  very much for dropping and making my blog alive...Till the next drop....

Friday, March 5, 2010

GUESS and COACH Handbag Giveaway

Collecting of bags is one of my hobbies, I start doing this way back college days.  Most of my friends, keep asking me, what will I do of those bags of mine.  I said, "nothing",  I just feel satisfied and happy everytime I see my collections.  From non-branded up to branded one.  My husband got irritated sometime, but as days pass by, he gets to understand me. And now, that I don't have enough budget to buy even one, he is the one buying this for me.  That's why I am joining Beauty Bow's Giveaway contest to try my luck. She will be giving these awesome bags to a lucky winner.  

The contest is open worldwide and until March 10, 2010 only.  She will randomly pick the winner and post it on her blog.  If you want to have a change in owning these bags, visit her site for more contest details.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Organize Your Life Now

Being a full time mommy and wife is not an easy task.  I have to attend on so many things from sunshine till dawn.  Because of being so very busy, sometimes I forgot to do something that is very important.  Is this a sign of getting old? I think NO, this is just because sometimes I tend to be unorganized. I need something that will help me even a little to put things on its proper perspective.  That's why I am joining My Journey To Life's contest.  Mommy Ria will be giving away one Organize Your Life E-Organizer to a lucky winner.

This contest is open worldwide and until March 28, 2010 only.  The winner will be selected via and will have to respond within 48 hours. So, what are you waiting for, join this contest now.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Freebie Friday by Maver

February is one of my favorite month of the year.  Aside from Valentines Day, this is also my birthday month.  That's why we always have dual celebration and of course two gifts from my husband.  First, we have celebrated the Valentines Day in a simple but sweet way.  We just have a family dinner but before that we brought our son to a play pen as our Valentines gift for him.  Then, on my birthday last February 24, my hubby gave me a super yummy Chocolate Heaven Cake and a personalized shirt that has a picture of my son on it.  

Love month for us is just a simple celebration but still the memories are worth reminiscing every now and then.  And with our son, Garren it makes every month memorable to me.

And like me, Maver of GOSSIP Gehl has a fruitful month of February.  And to celebrate it with us, she is holding a Friday Freebie contest. Visit her blog for more contest details and have a chance to win this Melty Kiss.


This contest is until March 4, 2010.  Winner will be announced on the 5th of March, 2010.

Vegetable and Fruit Eater???

I know feeding our children is a major concern of all mothers like me.  And getting worst, if the child don't want to eat vegetables and fruits especially from toddler stage. Well, in my case this is  never been a problem.  My son, Garren loves to eat vegetables and fruits from 8 months old until now.  At his age, 15-months old, he eats all kinds of vegetables like "ampalaya" both fruits and leaves, malunggay, all kinds of green leafy vegetables, potatoes, carrots, sayote, it..he tasted it already.  My secrets are these....

  • I started to give pureed vegetables and fruits at 6 months old.
  • When Garren reached his 8 months, and the pediatrician told me that he can now eat all kinds of vegetables and fruits except eggplant and berries, I introduced to him little by little each and every variety of veggies and fruits.
  • I make sure that every meal includes veggies and fruits especially during lunch and dinner.
  • Every time we go and eat out...I always have a pack of any vegetable dish that I cooked before hand.
  • Since my son loves to eat, I offer different variety of dishes to him everyday.  I even search the net for this.
  • When he open the refrigerator, he will see washed tomatoes in the front section of ref so that he can grab and eat one if he wants.
  • Always teach by example.  I, myself is a vegetable and fruit eater.
But if these things doesn't work, just don't give up.  Your child may not want this for now but you can try and try all over again.  Don't ever push your child to eat vegetables and fruits if he is not ready.  Remember everything has its own time. Just wait for it patiently and who knows without even noticing it, your child will be the one asking you to serve him a kind of vegetable and fruit.  

Post Valentine Blog Giveaway

Lipstick Addict will be hosting her first every contest. This is a post Valentine giveaway and a celebration of her daughter's birthday last February 26, 2010. She will giving away wonderful prizes.

Giveaway #1

1. 4u2 Dreamgirl Baby Love Lipgloss in (02)
2. Sample Cream of Mosbeau Underarm and Inner Thigh Whitening Cream (Made in Japan)
3. Strawberry Lipice
4. Avon Ideal Shade Liquid Foundation in Shell
5. Olay Natural White 30ml with SPF24
6. Carmex Lipbalm
7. Special Limited Edition from UK Erase First and Only Spray on 8-in-1 Body Lotion
8. Avon Supershock Mascara in Black


Giveaway #2
1. Careline Extra Shine Lipgloss with Vitamin E in (01)
2. Avon Simply Pretty Fresh Radiance Make Up Base in Pink Glow
3. Ever Bilena Silver Collection Lipstick in Margaret
4. The Body Shop eyeshadow

Giveaway #3
1. Avon Solutions Refined White Dual Powder Foundation with SPF 16 PA++
(Light Pink)
2. Avon Longest Lashes Ever Mascara in black
3. Elf All Over Color Stick in Lilac Petal
4. Natasha Beauty Glam and Glide lipgloss in Glamberry
5. Avon Simply Pretty Lip and Cheek Tint

This contest will run from February 25, 2010 till March 15, 2010.  Winners will be picked via and will be announced on her blog on the 16th of March 2010.  This contest is open within the Philippines.

To know more about the contest detail, visit here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Beautynomics Turns 4

Are you vain about beauty and all things that goes along with it?  Like beauty products, beauty tips and product reviews? Well, Beautynomics has been doing it for  FOUR years now and want to celebrate its four years with a big blast. Join her contest and win big and awesome beauty prizes.

One winner gets 1 gift pack
4 Schwarzkopf Essensity Gift Packs ( includes a shampoo, conditioner, and texturizing mud ) - oh, I promise you’d love this ! They smell heavenly, the texturizing mud is the best I’ve tried so far - instantly makes your hair looks soft. Like naturally soft.
1 bottle of CK Euphoria perfume - as a CK loyalist, this is definitely an amazing addition to the CK fragrance line - the king of fragrances!
1 bottle of Kenneth Cole Black perfume - too yummy to resist. I’m so tempted to keep this to myself to give to my beau!
Skin Care Loot
( 1 winner for each item )
1 pc PCASkin C-Quench Antioxidant Serum
1 pc. Sunforgettable Perfecly Clear Retractable Brush
1 pc. Obagi Sunblock
1 pc. Colorescience Tote Bag
1 pc. Glytone Facial Wash
3 pcs. of House of Obagi Gift Certificates worth P 1,000 each
Three sets of Avon Cosmetics gift pack - 1 Eyeshadow Quad, 1 Avon Glazewear Lipstick, 1 Supershock Mascara or Curlacious Mascara
Three sets of Charm Makeup Brush Set that consists of Dual Fibre brush, 2 eyeshadow brushes, and 1 concealer brush

Isn't it amazing, contest period will be until March 9, 2010.
For more details, visit here.

2nd Blog Anniversary Treat

It' s more than 2 weeks since I first read contest.  This is her 2nd Blog Anniversary Treat for all her followers and commentators.  And now that she is updating it again, I can't resist for not joining.  Maybe, it's really my calling to be one of the participants and eventually if lucky enough, win some of her awesome prizes.

Just to let you know how wonderful the prizes are, I am listing all of them.

First Prize:
* $100 cash via Paypal
* Blogging from Home Book
* I love Pilipinas Shirt Collectors Edition
* 1 Massage Oil
* Ad spaces which includes: 1 year running link ad, 15 125×125 banner ads for 1 month and 1 125×125 banner ad for 2 months*
* 15,000 EC Credits

Second Prize:
* $25 cash via Paypal
* 15GB Webhosting
* Blogging from Home Book
* I love Pilipinas Shirt Collectors Item
* 1 Massage Oil
* Ad spaces which includes: 1 year running link ad, 10 125×125 banner ads for 1 month and 1 125×125 banner ad for 2 months*
* 5,000 EC Credits

Consolation Prize:
* $10 cash via Paypal
* Blogging From Home Book
* 1 Massage Oil
* 5 125×125 ads for 1 month*
* 2,000 EC Credit

Top Commentator:
* $5 cash via Paypal
* Blogging from Home Book

This contest is until March 21, 2010 only. So, what are you waiting for, visit Ms. Earth site and join.
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