May 27, 2024

Graduation Cake Topper

One week of not blogging because I am finishing my graduation and recognition craft projects. I was in a rush kasi naman baka hindi umabot sa celebration so I was glad, na umabot naman. I am sharing the graduation cake topper I made for my niece and nephews who graduated from Preschool, Grade School, and Senior High School. 

Just like last year, one design na lang for everybody. I used the graduating kids' SVG file from Bearly Art and Birthday Verygood Font. I used glitter, mirror foil and smooth cardstock. 

May 20, 2024

Deep Dish Pizza Box

The school year is about to end so I am busy making graduation and recognition craft projects. I am still working on those so let me share my Deep Dish Pizza Box. This was my entry for Bee Happy Weeklies Week 21: Favorite Food. 

I have so many favorite foods but pizza is one of them when it comes to comfort food. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will notice that we usually eat pizza. 

I order pizza kapag wala ko time magluto. 
I order pizza if we want to celebrate something. 
I order pizza if I want to satisfy my hunger. 
I order pizza kapag wala ko maisip na potluck. 
I order pizza if we are traveling and we can’t choose kung ano ba masarap kainin or kainan.

My list can go on, in short, we just love eating pizza. Last year, I made a Pizza Tree Ornament so this time paper craft project naman. I found this SVG file on the Dreaming Tree website and there is a tutorial on assembling this one. I have all the materials and tools like Cricut Maker, cardstocks, blending ink, and glue. 

American Crafts Textured Cardstock 
Distress Oxides: Wild Honey, Barn Door, Tea Dye, and Ground Espresso 
Blending Brush and Foam
Bearly Art Glue 

This is an easy project. You can watch my short video here

May 16, 2024

Mother’s Day Celebration

The alarm clock is now off because my son’s final exam is finally over. Yey! It is almost summer vacation na, almost pa lang since my son would go back to school pa, kapag may schedule na for Recognition Practice. I just hope, sandali lang yung practice at hindi na one week. 

Last weekend was Mother’s Day and we don’t usually celebrate Mother’s Day kasi depende yan sa mood ko. Most of the time gusto ko lang magpahinga sa bahay. Inisiip ko nga kung nagcelebrate ba ko last year, parang wala naman ako pictures and yung last blog ko pa yung Mother’s Day Celebration in Norway

Anyway, my mom is here for a vacation, I suggested a family outing, an overnight or day trip just like our Day Trip in Laguna last March pero this time with my family naman. But the plan did not push through kasi hindi magkasundo sa schedule, may Saturday class yung iba and may hotel staycation. 

So my husband and I planned to go to Tagaytay na lang, this time with my mom and parents-in-law. We already informed both parties but unfortunately, it was cancelled because of my husband’s family emergency, hindi pwede parents niya and he needs to visit her mom. 

And dahil minsan lang naman ang Mother’s Day na nandito mama ko, kailangan may ganap. So lunch na lang ulit sa bahay but I already warned my family na Amber’s lang ang ipapakain ko. Hehehe! Nandito na kasi family ko nung first week of May kasi dumating nga mama ko. Amber’s pinakain ko sa kanila kasi yun ang madali para sa akin na iorder. Favorite ko iorder yung Party Favorites Bundle for potluck or panghanda. 

PHP3415 + Delivery Fee (Good for 15 pax) 

Pancit Malabon 
5 Pcs. Fried Chicken Drumsticks 
10 Pcs. Crispy Chicken Wings 
30 Pcs. Lumpiang Shanghai 
30 Pcs. Pichi-Pichi Cheese 
15 Pcs. Pork BBQ 

Hindi ako nagbibiro nung sinabi ko na Amber’s ulit pero this time, I checked Amber’s Menu and after so many years, ngayon lang ako nag-order ng hindi bbq at chicken. We are just a group of 11 persons so I ordered the following. Supposed to be lunch kaso 1:30PM na yung earliest na schedule na pwede madeliver. Sa isip-isip ko, magdessert na lang if late dumating. We have ensaymada and leche flan naman. 

Spaghetti PHP1,050 (16-20 pax) 
Pichi - Pichi with Niyog PHP280 (40 pcs.) 
Roasted Beef with Gravy PHP1250 ( 8-10 pax) 
Lechon Kawali PHP1,080 (8-10 pax) 

But God is so good kasi sabay dumating yung visitors and food so walang waiting time. And we all liked the food so mukhang mababago na ang order ko sa Amber’s. hehehe! The only downside nitong meal na ito, hindi pwedeng Cash On Delivery, kailangan paid na yung orders. Tumawag si hubby kasi nag-error sa online, so need pa niya magwait para sa payment details. 

May 14, 2024

Paper Dolls

I stumbled upon this funny quote while browsing Pinterest "Every woman is a doll, now whether it is Barbie, Annabelle or Voodoo, is a roll of dice"

So kahit hindi man tayo mukhang Barbie, pwede pa rin tayong maging mukhang doll. hehehe! Dahil hindi ako mahilig sa scary stuff, walang Annabelle so Team Barbie or Team Voodoo lang. 

The Voodoo Doll is designed by Craft with Sarah, this SVG file is so easy to cut and assemble. A nice Halloween Craft Project that is not scary. 

The Barbie Paper Doll is an SVG file from Dreaming Tree, I liked this April Greeting Card file because I can change the doll's look by changing the dress, hat, hair, etc. Since I have limited patterned paper, I just print my own pattern. 

You can do the paper doll just like I did for Bee Happy Crafts Weeklies but since this was my first time doing this project, I cut all the pieces, including the gift card holder inside the card. 

I just assembled the remaining pieces before posting this blog. This April Greeting Gift Card Holder took much of my time but I am happy with the result. I purchased a bundle so I still have more pretty cards to try.

May 09, 2024

Cute Layered Card

Most of the time if I liked the design, whether I needed it or not, I would cut it. Just like these cards, I rarely go to children’s birthday parties so I don’t know when I will use these cards. But I still made them because they are so cute. 

The Cupcake Birthday Card and Princess Birthday Side Edge Card are designed by Digital Gems. I liked this SVG file because you can easily change the colors of the cupcake and the princess. 

Cupcake Birthday Card 

Princess Birthday Side Edge Card 

It’s a Boy Side Edge Card 

This card is so cute, I got this design from one of the crafting events that I joined. The card is designed by The Bearded Housewife. Just like the two cards, you can easily change the colors of the baby and its clothes.

May 08, 2024

Flower Layered Cards

Life lately is a series of obstacles preventing me from crafting. It's been more than two weeks already since the last time I crafted and it is funny because, kung kailan naman ako nagkacraft room, saka naman ako nawalan ng oras. I miss crafting and can’t wait to return to my old routine. 

Since Mother’s Day is fast approaching, I need to make a card. I only needed a few cards but I enjoyed cutting and coloring so I made seven cards for different occasions. 

I have so many violet cardstocks because when I started buying cardstocks, I usually ordered assorted packs and there was always color violet. It is my least favorite color kaya naipon na lang. So for this craft project, I used them para magamit naman. 

All cards are designed by Craft with Sarah. I uploaded all SVG files and cut them using my Cricut Maker. I like using my Ohuhu Markers and Glitter Markers because they change the look of the cards. 

Just For You Layered Card 

Thank You Layered Card 

Love You Layered Card

May 07, 2024

Shopping at Doyle and Furnham Store

Hello May! No blog for a week because we’re still adjusting to our new home. Yes, we finally moved in so we’re still busy unpacking and organizing our stuff. It feels like forever parang hindi natatapos ang paglilipat. Hindi pa namin nalilipat lahat ng gamit but it can wait naman since hindi naman essentials yung mga naiwan sa kabilang bahay like Christmas decor, books, toys and others. 

I miss blogging and sa dami ng gusto kong iblog hindi ko alam kung ano uunahin. I checked my previous posts so I already shared Uratex and Mandaue Foam so this time Doyle and Furnham naman. 

I discovered this store last year and I learned that this company is a hotel supplier. Doyle and Furnham provide stuff like bed sheets, towels, pillows, and others to hotels, resorts, and hospitals. It was the year 2020 when the owner decided to extend their product to consumers so people like us could buy quality bed sheets, towels, bath mats, bath robes, and other stuff that we commonly use if we stay in a hotel. 

You can purchase their products on Doyle and Furnham's website, Shopee, Lazada, Foodpanda, Edamama, and their physical store which is located at Gate 3 Plaza, Taguig. 

I was happy when I learned about this store because whenever we stay in a 5-star hotel or resort, nacucurious talaga ko kung saan ba binibili yung mga bedsheets and pillows. So finally, may mabibilhan na rin.

Sleep is life so I really invest in bed, pillows, and good quality bed sheets. I tried different brands na rin kaso ang hirap maghanap ng white sheets na same sa hotel. Doyle and Furnham sheets are made of hypoallergenic material, high-grade Pakistani Cotton, 300 Thread Count (100% Cotton), and OEKO-TEX certified free of harsh chemicals.

For the past several months, I’ve been reading and hearing good reviews about their products pero hindi pa ko makabili because I know that we are buying a new bed. So after buying a bed from Uratex and a bed frame from Mandaue Foam, it is time to buy bed sheets and pillows.  

Since the price is not cheap, I wanted to visit their store so I could personally see and feel the products. I searched for the operating hours and nakita ko 9AM but we arrived around 10AM, parking is limited so ang tagal namin naghintay bago makapag-park. The store is still closed so I checked their Facebook page and I found out na 11AM pala ang store opening. Yung office pala nila ang 9AM. Toink! 

But the guard told us, try daw namin tawagan kasi kapag alam nila na may customer, binubuksan naman nila ng maaga. So my husband called a few times, nung una wala pa sumasagot, I think on our third try may sumagot na and yun nga nagpunta na sila sa store. It was around 10:30AM pa lang so we were happy na hindi na kami maghihintay pa ng 11AM. 

The store is just small, buti na lang kami lang ang nandoon so hindi masikip and naassist kami ng maayos. I already knew what I wanted so hindi naman mahirap mamili. I purchased the Starter Set + additional Pillow Cases, Duvet Comforter Set + additional Duvet Cover, Goose Down Pillow + Large Pillow Cases, and their new product which is the Summer Bliss Collection. 

The advantage of buying from the store is, makukuha mo agad yung products, also yung ibang wala sa website, pwede mo maorder basta meron materials. Like goose down pillow, nakabili ako sa store pero wala sa website. 

The only products that are available at the store are the Summer Bliss Collections and the rest, hinintay namin magawa and madeliver from their factory which is just a few minutes walk from their store, so mainit-init pa yung bedsheets nung nareceived namin. I love their packaging, hindi plastic so I can reuse it. 

The store also provides complimentary drinks while waiting, they offer coffee, tea or softdrinks. 

I already ordered when the staff informed me na meron sila freebie if we purchased PHP10K above and dahil marami daw ako binili and first buyer din ako sa Summer Bliss Collection, may free tumbler pa ako. I checked their website, ang mahal din pala nung Scented Candle and Room & Linen Spray na freebies sa amin. 

After buying, nagworry ako kasi nalimutan ko na 11 inches nga pala yung bed namin so bitin yung nabili ko sa Doyle and Furnham but I felt relieved nung nilagay ko na siya sa bed namin. Yes, bitin siya pero hindi naman halata and natatakpan din naman ng duvet. So far, hindi umaangat yung bed sheets kahit bitin. 

We have duvet and comforter na rin before pero bumili pa rin ako so I can compare and feeling nasa hotel nga yung duvet infill nila. Iba rin yung fabric and stitches. If I have the budget, I will replace my son’s duvet too. So far, I am satisfied with my purchase. 

Duvet Cover 

Hypoallergenic material 
Made with high-grade Pakistani Cotton 
300 Thread Count (100% Cotton) 
Hotel Quality 
OEKO-TEX is certified free of harsh chemicals 
Built to last and backed by a 1-year limited warranty 

Duvet Infill: 

100% Cotton down-proof fabric 233TC percale white 
Down alternative 0.98D microfiber siliconized 350gsm 
Double-needle stitching with white piping 

As I mentioned, I also purchased the Summer Bliss Collection, I chose Oceanside and Midnight Summer. This is cheaper but it is made of microfiber polyester. 

6-Piece Set Material: 
100% Microfiber Polyester 
Each set comes with a free pouch 

1 Fitted Sheet 
1 Flat Sheet 
4 Pillow Cases - Standard (20 x 30 inches)

Next time, I will try their online store naman. I hope may freebies pa rin. :)