Light Up the Yard

When you think about decorating your yard or any other place in your home with lights, you almost always think of Christmas. Many designers and landscape artists would agree that the lights at ChristmasLightsEtc.com can be used for all occasions. They are actually budget-friendly ways to beautify your home’s exteriors. Look for design inspirations online or consult with your home design expert to find out what types of decorative lighting you need. With the host of options available, you will not run out of products that suit your taste and preference. There are a few key tips to keep in Read More …

Merry Christmas!

In the next few minutes, we will be celebrating the most awaited season of 2013. As we come near to this big event, I hope that we will be able to reflect the true meaning of Christmas and share its true spirit to our family, friends, and loved ones. In Philippines, Christmas is being observed as the longest season of the year. Starting by September, one can hear Yuletide songs being played in department stores and see people doing their Christmas shopping. As my foreign friends observed, Christmas in the Philippines is “quite long and crazy.” Yes, people get crazy Read More …

Travel this Holiday in Style | Giveaway Collaboration

In less than 30 days, we will be celebrating the biggest holiday in the country – Christmas season. During this time, we are all busy finishing tasks before 2013 ends, making and editing our Christmas shopping list, fixing our schedules for dinners and parties, as well as booking flights and accommodations for our most anticipated getaway for this year. As the big day comes nearer, we found ourselves excited and anxious at the same time that sometimes we forgot to pay attention to small details i.e., our travel hygiene kit, cosmetics, and fashionable outfits. To inspire you for your upcoming Read More …

Happy Holidays!

  Merry Christmas to everyone! *This post is updated as of 22:33 December 24 Hi, guys! I just got home from an obligatory Christmas eve mass. It cannot be denied that the Christmas spirit is really in the air. Here in the Philippines, most of us are practicing Catholics and this season is no doubt the biggest and most festive part of the year. No, it isn’t because of the huge store sales and discounts. I hope this isn’t late and I pray that this holiday isn’t about commercialism.   Let’s find it in our hearts the true meaning of Read More …

The Stone Guardian: Interview and Review + giveaways

Interview with the author Therese McClinton Me: Thank you for giving us the honor to chat with you. May you please tell us something about yourself? Theresa: Thank you for having me! Sure, I’d love to tell you something about myself. My favorite hobby is travel. If I could explore every nook and cranny of the world, that’s where I would spend my imaginary fortune. The deep sea is thefirst place I would explore. I’ve only ever been 40 feet under the surface, and we know less about it than we do space. Me: What inspired you to write this Read More …

Christmas is here!

Nine days before Christmas! Starting today, dawn masses or Misa de Gallo are being held in Catholic churches all over the Philippines. Filipinos in all ages wake up at an early hour to be able to attend a 4 AM novena mass. This mass will go on from December 16 to 24. For this year, I missed the first day of the mass. I went home around 1 AM already and didn’t have the energy to wake up at 4. 🙁 However, I will try to attend the remaining days. Going to church in the morning is nice yet a Read More …

10 Gift Ideas for Bookworms (Books excluded!)

There are only 18 days before Christmas and we can already feel the Yuletide Season! Shops displaying holiday icons, FM radios playing Christmas songs, shopping malls offering great sales are some signs that the festive season is arriving. In this time, the spirit of love is apparent in the air and the art of giving gifts is also common. Along with that comes the most common problem some of us have – what shall I give him/her? For this post, I am offering my list of gift suggestions for us, bookworms! Who else? Now, for a change, and as what Read More …

Early Christmas presents for me!

Thanksgiving did come and go and I am very grateful with how I am doing in this blog. Now, I have almost 500 WordPress followers, plus SNS friends, so I really feel that I am doing something right in my writing (and ranting?). There was a recently concluded giveaway and I am happy to announce that the prize is ready to be shipped! Congratulations again to the winner! But it seems I also got my share of winnings. This week, I was surprised to receive such a number of parcels in my home! Most of them are printed books I Read More …