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…]

Santa Lyndel




Last night, NInang Jaqui and I had a blast in our “home-made” Christmas photo shoot for Lyndel. The family was supposed to have our Christmas photo at The Stork Studio last Dec 12 but I had to cancel it because  Lyndon had to be in Cebu from Dec 9 to Dec 20.

Here’s the next best thing, and it came out so nice! 🙂 Thanks to Ninang Jaqui! 🙂