Of buntings and homemade cakes {A Father’s Day post}

Our Father’s Day celebration this year went on without a hitch! I think it’s getting better and better each year!  Lyndon wasn’t surprised anymore as he knows that in our house, not a celebration goes by without these staples:
  • charming celebration banners
  • homemade cake
  • ceremonial gift-giving

This  year’s Father’s day gift is extra special as Lyndel was really hands-on with the decorations. Just look at the photos below. :)

Christmas moments 2011

This was our Family Christmas dinner a year ago. Lyndel had just started being independent.

One Sweet Sunday

This Sunday afternoon was my alone time with Lyndel. His Yaya went Christmas shopping while Daddy went to Divisoria to check on something (Heck, he braved the Sunday Christmas shopping crowd! But that’s a different story)

Lyndel and I started our date over lunch. I just woke up from my once-in-a-blue-moon Sunday morning nap. I rustled up a quick lunch from whatever was available in our pantry (our grocery shopping was set in the evening!) I was actually pleased with the results of our super fast pasta dish. I used Century Tuna with Calamansi as the sauce and it turned out great! A light and refreshing lunch indeed! Here’s what I did: Sauteed garlic and onions, added the tuna, a dash of paprika and salt, and a pinch of chili flakes, tossed in the cooked pasta, and viola! Lunchy lunch! [Read more…]

Random cuteness

Here’s a photo post to start the week! :)

Magnum, oh Magnum!
“Tap-top”

Our DIY Christmas

”I’m participating in the Spend-Less Holidays: Saving While Savoring the Season Blog Carnival, hosted by The Frugal Fil-Am and Dainty Mom. We’ll be sharing our tips on how to spend less this holiday season, so that we can have a more meaningful Christmas. Please scroll down to the end of the post to see the list of carnival entries.”

Last year was our first Christmas in our new home. That means, new home = moving in expenses + renovations and other unexpected expenses. So naturally, when the holidays rolled in, we really didn’t have that much budget for any Christmas decorations, trimmings and all that jazz. But silly old me Chrissy-mas-tree never wanted to succumb to the no-holiday-cheer atmosphere in our home. Besides, it was Lyndel’s first Christmas (well technically second but last 2010 he was still in an infant so he wasn’t really aware of things yet) and I wanted it to be special for him somehow. [Read more…]

To the moon and back! {Father’s Day Post}

I know a lot has happened last August. But before I even post L’s birthday and the other stuff, allow me to share this first :)

June 17, 2012
On this year’s Father’s day, we were stuck at home because of the bad weather. I prepared some treats for our Dad Extraordinaire but there’s just one missing element: the cake!! I was panicking because we can’t go to Eastwood to my suki gourmet market vendors. Anyway, here’s how the day went.

Our Father’s Day buntings. In our household, a celebration always calls for buntings! :) [Read more…]