My Favorite Time of the Day

My Favorite Time of the Day

Who does not love mornings? Mornings are there to remind us of how each and everyone of us is blessed. We may not have all the things in life, but what is most amazing is that mornings mean another day to live, another day to fulfill our duties, and another way of knowing that God loves us so much.

I love mornings because I get to see my children–Joshua, Kate, and Jasper, as well as my husband, sleeping soundly while I prepare their breakfast. I love how I prepare bacon and egg and throw a couple of bread in the toaster while I mix their milk or juice. As for me, I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the coffee maker and some slice of bread to start off my day.

Aside from these, I love how mornings give me the energy to start my day with so much ardor and enthusiasm. When I see the sunlight entering our house’s window pane, it reminds me of the convenient and comfortable life we have. This also give me the ample time to sit down and write my thoughts as well as my to-do list. In the morning, listing everything I need to do the whole day lets me do a lot more work and fulfill them all in a day.

We all have a reason why we are happy, and one of it is because mornings give me the energy for the day.

How about you, what is your most favorite part of the day? Let me know your thoughts!

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Happiness is not a destination. It’s a way of life.

 

This is one of my most favorite quotes. Yes, happiness is indeed not something you want to reach, like an end goal or a mission. Happiness is not an ambition or a dream. You do not live everyday hoping that one day you will be happy.

Happiness is a way of life. It should be within you everyday. They said that a happiness should come from within. If there is something that made your day a tad glum, choose to be happy and appreciate how things are not meant to be. Realize that all things are there for a reason. Do not let something be a reason for you not to smile because life and short.

Choose to be happy everyday. Eliminate different negativity in your life and focus only on what makes you happy. It can be your partner, you friend, your family, or your kids. It may be your passion, or your dream. Hold on to what makes you happy and you will never go wrong.

 

A New Addition To The Family

A New Addition To The Family

I just came home from my son’s piano lessons three blocks away from our house. As I was driving around the second block, I saw a stray dog walking along the pavement. My son Joshua also saw him and pleaded if we could pull over. I saw how Josh looked tearg eyes when he saw the dog. The creature looked very tiny. He seemed to be hungry too but was very week.I decided to carry him and I put him in the empty basket just beside my son.

When we returned home, I saw how Joshua looked to concerned about the dog. I gave him his snack and place some milk for the dog in the counter. After two hours, he still seemed to be very weak. I called Nancy, my cousin, and asked her what to do with the puppy. She said we should go to a veterinarian so check out the puppy’s health.

Good thing there is a veterinary clinic in the nearby area in Rotterdam. Joshua came with me. The veterinarian said the puppy must have been missing for a couple of days now and it seemed like he has not eaten any decent meal for the past few days.

The veterinarian Dr. Mark gave us prescription and we bought some food and medicines for the tired looking dog. When we come back home, Joshua seemed so delighted to give him food. He even skipped playing at the backyard so he can attend to the poor dog’s need.

Looks like we have a new addition in the family today. I am sure Kate and my husband John will be very surprised.

Should I Buy A 360 Camera?

Should I Buy A 360 Camera?

So, as a blogger, it is my responsibility to make informed choices as to whether I will engage with certain Trends and media creation, or decide not to engage with them. I know a lot of bloggers just simply keep doing what they do, but I know that there are some people that read this, and I think that I should be Democratic about supplying people with the type of thing that they might be interested in. Like, if you want one type of content or don’t want another type of content, isn’t it so it’s my responsibility to provide that to you?

I Guess what I am getting at here is that I am contemplating buying a 360 camera, but I’m wondering if that’s the type of content that you’ve gone from a blogger like me. I know most people that read blogs have an entire roll of blogs if they follow, and Minnie write blogs as well. I’m interested in your feedback. I see a lot of possibilities for myself and applying 360 and virtual reality Technologies onto my blog,

Just let me know if I’m onto something here, and if I don’t get any replies I’ll probably start doing it anyway. It just seems like something that I want to try and there are apparently some really good devices with reasonable price tags that I could tap into. That’s what I’m going for. Let me know what you think because like I said I do want to create content that resonates with my audience, but I also don’t want to stifle my own inspiration. Do you know what I mean? I am sure there is an inventive way to combine this blog with my new interests and I am excited to discover what it is!

 

A Garden Party for My Cousin

A Garden Party for My Cousin

My cousin Bea will be having her 26th birthday next month and we are planning to have a garden themed party for her. Bea loves flowers. She loves going out and it very adventurous. Our first plan is to have a beach party though I think it will not fit the schedule of many of her attendees. As you know some of her friends, and family members are all busy. Some are still students. Her family is also managing a convenient store business so I know this will be a tight schedule.

We talked last night about how she wants her party to be designed and we ended up planning to have a birthday party in their garden. Since we were kids, we always hang out in their garden because it’s always spacious and has a lot of things to do. They have playground there and a small swimming pool too! I know a lot of people will enjoy going there. She also told me she just bought last month some Adirondack chairs in the pool side so many could have seats. I plan to bring in some chairs too, depends on how many friends she wants to invite. As well as nice tables too. Maybe 3-6 tables will do.

Anyway, as we plan her garden party, we also talked about the dress code. We made sure everyone will be dressing up with floral prints, as well as summer themed outfits. She says she will be wearing a nice floral dress and she will pair it with a pair of brown leather boots. Take note, it is knee high! I am sure she will be the star of her birthday. As for me, I plan to just buy a nice pink blouse with a floral accent.

We also plan to give attendees flower crowns as they enter the garden to add more vibe to the garden themed party.

Garden themed party and a surprise!

I am very excited for all of our plans to be executed. Next week, we will have another meeting about the food we should prepare for our guests, as well as the decorations we will be using. I have already talked to one of our suppliers and she will show me some samples of the table decorations as well as the drapes they will put.

Hmm. what else? I am actually planning to have a little surprise for my cousin Bea. Maybe I will secretly invite her boyfriend, who is currently abroad working. Since it’s next month already, I should inform him of the plan so he can prepare and set his schedule first. I am sure he will make way for her. And maybe he can propose too! We do not know but who knows. right?

I will be updating you weekly about this garden themed party for my cousin and if you have comments and suggestions below about possible ideas and suppliers who can help us give her the best birthday bash she will have, please let me know guys!

Thankyou so much!

 

Want to Replace Your Boring Photos?

Want to Replace Your Boring Photos?

There are so many things I love about being an online writer. Like, so many. Often, I find myself filled with gratitude about my tasks and about my duties in this life. My little career as a blogger absolutely factors into the Gratitude I feel. But, that’s not to say that everything is roses and lollipops about being a blogger, or an online writer of any kind. Actually, there are somethings that consistently prove to be annoying issues.

For me, one of the most annoying issues that I commonly have faced in my short career as a Blog writer, hasbian needs to find grates, engaging images in a pool of mediocre stock photos. I am not being overdramatic, duck photography as a whole has lost any art that was ever a part of it. Or so I thought.

I guess I was always hopeful that someday a better stock photography site would come along. It just seems so weird that so many people would take boring photos of nothing significant, and that nothing original or interesting whatever find its way into the stock photography stream. Recently, I’ve learned that the problem is not with stock photography itself, it’s with the sites that I had been using which, seemingly, have not put very much effort in to the task of curating which photos they select, and rejecting photos that are not worth posting on a stock photography website.

EyeEm Is the site that I found, and speaking of things to be grateful about everyday, holy cow, this is one of them, and I think I will have many many days in which intense gratitude is felt due to the existence of EyeEm. I never knew Stock Photos  could be so good. Somehow I felt it should be, but I didn’t know anybody was actualizing that drained. Now, one of the worst parts of my job has become one of my favorites. Photography is a form of Art. A site like EyeEm proves this to be true.

Happiness: My Baby Cam

Happiness: My Baby Cam

As you know, I am an individual who very much appreciates and loves happiness. I never undervalue the presence of bliss, joy, laughter, and peace in life. A lot of people asking me how I define happiness, and I don’t really have a definition that is always true. I think happiness is like, a feature in certain moments that can manifest in different ways.

That’s how I feel about it, anyway. So, naturally, from this point of view, I can tell you that one thing that seems to turn up in every definition of happiness that I feel or think of, is the absence of stress, worry, sadness, and other forms of unhappiness.

That might seem like a bit of a cop-out, to define something as being the opposite of its opposite, but in this case I think that because we’re talking about a feeling it kind of works. So, a lot of my philosophy and action regarding my philosophy relates to how to remove sources of unhappiness and stress. For me, motherhood is part of life that I experienced a lot of stressing.

Which makes sense and I think is totally natural, but is still sometimes a part of life that I think calls for new answers and fresh approaches to cultivate a more positive the solutions to the hardest and most difficult parts. For me, this WiFi baby monitor was one little solution that I would like to share.

I know it’s just an anecdote, but by purchasing this product I created so much peace of mind for myself, because I knew that my baby monitor was fully connected in top-of-the-line, so I didn’t have to worry about putting my baby to sleep, and getting some of my own sleep, too from what I’ve heard, this type of feeling is not uncommon at Monk’s new mothers, so, I think that it is very good to have products like this, and it’s totally worth the investment.

I’m going to start thinking about more aspects of my life with this new knowledge, just trying to trim the fat that causes stress, and find Positive Solutions to the things that have been causing any source of unhappiness, creating the potential and source of real happiness.

Designing An App for A Friend

Designing An App for A Friend

I was asked by a friend to design a logo for her upcoming app about make-ups. This will be the first time I was asked for a commissioned work which has for me really excited. For months now, I discovered my love for graphic designs when I started using Canva for my blog designs. As you see, all graphic designs here in my blog are from the free logo making site. After I navigated the know-hows of Canva, I decided to watch video tutorials on how to use photo shop. I know it’s quite overwhelming to use but I really have this knack on making designs.

When I told my friend about this news hobby, she was delighted and for the idea of commissioning my work for her new app.

So here I am, trying to figure things out on how I will brand her make-up app.

Basically, my friend Sophie will be launching her app by the end of the year. She has hired a writer to make copy writing work for her, while she stays completely hands on the project. She has also hired an agent who shall handle the app store optimization as well as the marketing of the app.

Sophie is a businesswoman who loves clothes and women brands. Before, she has put up an retail shop and now, she is into online shop. She sells clothes she bought in different parts of the world like HongKong, Europe, Bangkok, and in Marrakech.

For her make-up app, she plans to feature beauty bloggers who shall give video tutorials on putting up make-ups on their face. She has also talked with make-up artists friends whom I also know. She plans to meet all of them and have video shoot next month. She has also talked with different make-up brands for possible partnerships and sponsorships for the app. I hope she’ll partner with Maybelline New York and Mac also heard Rihanna and Kylie Jenner will be launching their new make-up line. I hope she’ll also get to talk to the brands’ marketing heads.

All these thought for me agitated and at the same time worried. I really hope I can pull this off.

I am truly excited about my friend. I plan to make a logo that shall symbolize her love for make-up. It can be a mirror, a brush or an eye lash curler. For days now, I have been doodling on my notebook for possible logo that suits best for her.

By next week I shall present three case studies for her to choose from.

I hope I can finish the logo by next week and I can’t wait to share the end product with all of you. I also hope you could support my friend through downloading the app once it has been launched by the end of the tear.

Top 3 Things to Do When You’re in Vancouver

Top 3 Things to Do When You’re in Vancouver

Well, our trip to Vancouver was absolutely magical. I have never been to a city that has so many beautiful things going on naturally, and also has such an urban pulse. The city planners have done an amazing job giving their citizens access to beaches, Parks, rainforest, and mountains. It is an unconventional location for such a big city, but the city moves wonderfully and has a beautiful glow to it. Needless to say, I absolutely recommend visiting the city of Vancouver. If you do end up going, here are a few suggestions.

1. Enjoy the nature. Like I said, there are so many natural Splendor that are available for people here. It’s not a far trip at all to climb a mountain, go skiing, or go to the beach. There are beaches throughout the city, and some of them have a very vibrant and fun culture to them. The mountains are nothing to scoff at either. They’re significant but easy to climb. In west Vancouver, there is some beautiful, Splendid rainforest that is absolutely worth taking a walk through.

2. Enjoy the city. The amounts of impressive Urban amenities that Vancouver has to offer should not be understated. There are great neighborhoods like Gastown, Granville Island, East Vancouver and Commercial Drive, and the general downtown vicinity. There is an amazing Mall in Burnaby, to if you’re into shopping. Kitsilano is also a really special place. There are just so many great neighborhoods. I feel like could be entertained in this city forever. Lots of great things to eat downtown, like sushi, but also all sorts of interesting Fusion foreign foods and Canadian chains that are really special.

3. Fall in love. Not with a Vancouverite, but with the city itself. We absolutely considered staying! We were so swept up in the early stages of love with this city, that we actually contacted of Vancouver Realtor and asked him about some Burnaby condos for sale that we had seen( Burnaby is a city right beside Vancouver, which is basically Vancouver). He was very patient and kind, and understood when we realized that we really needed to think our decision over, but we really are thinking about it, even if it’s just a pipe dream.