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For quick makeup days, I would highly recommend Wet n Wild Makeup Sticks from Walmart, especially the “conceal” makeup stick. This “conceal makeup stick is my new best friend. I’ve been using this for over three months now. So far, I’m happy with the result and how it quickly conceals some red spots on my face with just a few applications. I used this “conceal” stick as my face foundation alone and eyelid primer. Adding a little blush on my cheeks and eye shadows, and I’m done. Hey, it works! For me, this stick is a must have especially for busy moms. I actually carry this in my purse all the time as well.

About the highlighter one, I have nothing negative to say. It gives my face a nice glow! It comes in ten different shades.

  1. Call Me Maple
  2. Flora Majority
  3. Follow Your Bisque ( This is “conceal” shade I am using )
  4. Hustle & Glow
  5. Nude For Thought
  6. Oak’s On You
  7. Peach Bums
  8. When The Nude Strikes ( This is the highlighter I am using )
  9. Where’s Walnut
  10. You’re A Natural

I’m really impressed how effective these sticks are, and for the price, I can’t let these two pass.

Wet n Wild Megaglo Makeup Sticks: Highligh & Conceal

Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlight and Conceal Swatches.


About These Items

In one swipe of a stick, you can get catwalk-ready cheekbones, naturally flushed cheeks or an insanely glowy complexion. Toss one of these portable makeup sticks in your purse or pocket and you’ll be camera-ready in less time it takes to double tap. Available in: Strobe, Contour, Conceal and Blush.

  • In one swipe you can get catwalk-ready cheekbones, naturally flushed cheeks or an insanely glowy complexion.
  • Toss one of these in your purse or pocket and you’ll be camera-ready in less time it takes to double tap.
  • Multi-use sticks that conceal, highlight, contour and add a pop of color to the cheeks! Easy to control design with precise application!
  • Long wearing, crease proof, ultra-portable and can be used anywhere, anytime
  • Available in: Strobe, Contour, Conceal and Blush.


Skin Care Concern: For external use only. Do not consume. Keep out of reach of children.


Ingredients: Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5-9 Acid Esters, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Ozokerite, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Talc, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Silica, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Synthetic Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Tocopherol, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Mica, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Yellow 5 Lake/CI 19140, Carmine/CI 75470].


FeaturesAvailable in: Strobe, Contour, Conceal and Blush., Long wearing, crease proof, ultra-portable and can be used anywhere, anytime, Multi-use sticks that conceal, highlight, contour and add a pop of color to the cheeks! Easy to control design with precise application!, In one swipe you can get catwalk-ready cheekbones, naturally flushed cheeks or an insanely glowy complexion., Toss one of these in your purse or pocket and you’ll be camera-ready in less time it takes to double tap.
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Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)0.94 x 3.42 x 0.94 Inches
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Filipino Dish: Pork Sinigang [ Pork Sour Stew ]

There are many variations amongst Filipinos when it comes to Sinigang (Sour Stew). This is my version of Pork Sinigang. Sinigang is served as a main dish for Filipinos. The ingredients of my version are listed below. This dish is usually served with rice and it is the perfect dish during chilly/cooler days.

Filipino Pork Sour Stew


2 Pounds Pork ( cut into half inch thick squares )

4-5 cups of water ( depends on your preferences )

4 Potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes)

3 corn on the cob (cut in halves)

4 Carrots ( peeled and cut into cubes)

1 Onion ( peeled and chopped )

1 pack of Tamarind Soup Base Mix

Easy Pork Sinigang Recipe
Tamarind Soup Base Mix


  1. In a pot, combine pork and water.
  2. In a medium heat, bring pot with the water and pork to a boil. Skim off scum until it’s all clear.
  3. Add the Tamarind Soup Base Mix. Continue on skimming off scum until it’s all clear.
  4. Add chopped onions.
  5. Let is simmer until the meat is a little tender.
  6. Now, add the potatoes and carrots.
  7. Let is simmer for another few minutes or until the meat is completely tender, also the carrots and potatoes are soft.
  8. Now, if you want to add a little kick to it. You can add at least 2 small hot chili peppers into it. ( I love it though ).
  9. SERVE HOT! (Serve it with rice ).

ENJOY! Hope you will give this a try and let me know what you think. I’ll be very happy to hear your feedback.

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Rigatoni Pasta & Chocolate Covered Strawberries

One time Sean told me that their workplace cafeteria was being upgraded. Yesterday, he brought me some delicious Pasta and chocolate covered strawberries. I was getting ready ( to go watch a movie with him ) when he was telling me about the food. I went to the kitchen and checked it out. My goodness, they looked so good! Before even thinking about eating them, I first needed to take pictures of them. As a photographer, I can’t help it. They looked so good and my eyes were happier to indulge than my mouth wanting to eat them. Sounds funny? Hey, I think if you are a blogger and photographer you do the same. Hahahaha….

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Rigatoni Pasta With Tomato Cream Sauce and Black Olives.
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Crochet: DIY Round Flat Circle

When I was a young girl I always saw my mom making crochet projects. It was either a shirt or table runner or anything for the windows. I really love admiring her finished projects. Every time my mom had her hook and yarn in her hands, she made crocheting look so easy and effortless. Oh, how my mom loves to crochet and to sew! Nevertheless, growing up, I could say that I didn’t have the passion for it nor in my wildest dream did I think that one day I would sew or crochet. Many times I told myself, I don’t have that talent that my mom has.

Guess what? I’m in my 30’s now and all of a sudden I want to sew something. And yes, I did just that! I thought I wanted to sew just one thing, but then this feeling of wanting to learn how to sew more has grown every day. Out of nowhere, my mind tells me that I want to crochet something for the dining and living room tables. Trust me, I’m still shocked! It’s like I just woke up and realized that this desire runs in the family. You know?

One time I was sitting on the couch when I came to a realization. I realized that my mom was in her early 30’s also when I witnessed her passion for sewing and crocheting. At first, my reaction was “uh-uh I think I shouldn’t have said that I won’t be able to do that.” Literally, it just hit me! I noticed that since I reached in my 30’s, I’m slowly getting passionate about the things that my mom really loved. I’m not sure if you have experienced that too? If you have, I would love to know!

Until next time and have a good night to all!

Round Double Crochet
Using Honolulu Pink yarn
Adding new round.
It’s getting there.
This is the first crochet video I watched to get an idea.
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Do Not Worry Be Happy

We often hear these words from families, friends, or at the church. But do we apply these words in our daily lives? To be honest, I am constantly worrying about so many things – myself, my children’s future, my family and tomorrow. A week ago, I couldn’t sleep well. Every time I closed my eyes I see hundreds of images flashing very fast. I couldn’t even focus on which image to look at. Not just images, I’ve also been hearing hundreds of voices talking in my head and I don’t know which one to listen to. That impacted my sleep for a week.  

 Last Sunday at the church I was so grateful that I stood up and had our Pastor Gerald, Brother Micky and his wife, ate Nelda and the whole congregation pray for me. Thank God! The following day I slept really well; was able to nap while my sons were at school. I actually woke up and caught myself drooling. I can say I had the best sleep that night for that entire week after that day at our Church – The Father’s House Worship Center.

Sometimes, we do overthink too much without recognizing it. So many times, we don’t want anyone to tell us this and tell us that. We want to do everything that we think is right; we want to help everyone that we know that needs our help. The sad news is we can’t help everybody at once. When you’re in that situation when you think you failed everyone, anxiety kicks in. When anxiety and stress kick in, they kick in hard until you feel like you’re going insane. Don’t roll your eyes because this is very true!

DONUTS from Walmart
Journal from Books A Million.

I have OCD so when I start worrying, I repeatedly check things as many times as you can imagine. I feel uneasy and overly concerned about everything and so sensitive with my environment. Most of the time, I’d rather stay home because when I’m somewhere and I’m in that mode, I don’t have an interest in anything, and I don’t have any appetite. How about you? Are you an excessive worrier? How does worrying affects your daily life?


In Wikipedia it says:
There are various types of anxiety. Existential anxiety can occur when a person faces angst, an existential crisis, or nihilistic feelings. People can also face mathematical anxietysomatic anxietystage fright, or test anxietySocial anxiety and stranger anxiety are caused when people are apprehensive around strangers or other people in general. Stress hormones released in an anxious state have an impact on bowel function and can manifest physical symptoms that may contribute to or exacerbate IBS. Anxiety is often experienced by those who have an OCD and is an acute presence in panic disorder.

I was reading at about HOW WORRYING AFFECTS THE BODY

And this is very true here saying ” Excessive worry or ongoing fear or anxiety is harmful when it becomes so irrational that you can’t focus on reality or think clearly. People with high anxiety have difficulty shaking their worries. When that happens, they may experience actual physical symptoms”.

I don’t want to constantly worry about things because I want to see my children grow up. I want to see them succeed. I want to be there for them. Been praying to God asking Him to take all these worries away. After that Sunday until now, I really sleep well. PRAISE GOD! If you find yourself in the same situation, don’t be scared. Don’t hide it. Don’t keep it to yourself. Talk to someone and be open about what bothers you. Mostly, we just keep things to ourselves because we are scared to be judged by the people we knew. We don’t want them to look at us as pitiful. That’s actually the ego that’s stopping us from getting the help we need emotionally.

I hope this helps a little. My Pastor asked me yesterday while at the church if was I able to sleep. I said YES and thanked him. Most of all thank God because He is my Healer!

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Saturday Life Begins After Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls

Good Saturday morning all! How’s everybody doing? About me and my family, we have no outdoor plans today. It has been bitter cold since yesterday. Luckily, it’s not snowing here in the Twin Cities. However, no outdoor plans don’t mean I don’t have indoor plans. I plan on doing some still life photography after lunch and make some easy DIY projects. For now, just enjoying a cup of hot coffee and cinnamon rolls. I always get this Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls With Icing 8 Counts at Walmart. By the way, this is one of my most favorite coffee mug ever! I got this mug from Target. I’m wanting to get 3 more of this but sadly I don’t see it in the store anymore. I hyperlinked another mug that looks just like this but has a different quote on it.

A cup of coffee.
Coffee and cinnamon rolls.

Also, this might sound really funny to you, but to be honest this is my best-baked cinnamon rolls ever! I know how easy it is to bake cinnamon rolls, but whenever I baked cinnamon rolls I always burned them, hahahahahaha, but it is true! Today, I’m proud of myself for having what I called “perfect baked cinnamon rolls”. Doesn’t this cinnamon rolls look so yummy? You all have a wonderful day. Stay warm and cozy!

Yummy cinnamon rolls.
Porcelain mug from Target.
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My Day Be Like: Organizing Accent Beads

I have a lot of accent beads still wrapped and stored in a container box. I really want to have them out from that box completely and put somewhere permanently without the hassle of putting them back to that big container, carry them back to the bedroom and hide them in the closet. This is a very small and easy project. Now that I have found organizers for my accent beads (not just for beads but for other craft stuff as well), the only thing that I need is a craft station. If only this house had an extra room for it, that would be perfect. It’s hard to add anything like cabinets for crafts, or shelves when you don’t have space for it.

Need a little more stackable organizers though. I want all of them to be the same, however, it’s out of stock at the Dollar Tree ( in my area ) store for now. These stackable clear drawers are perfect. It’s only a dollar per unit.


Keep your desk neat and organized! Convenient and durable plastic organizers perfectly store your office supplies. Each organizer has clear walls and a 5-in. pull out drawer to store smaller items such as paperclips, thumb tacks, and rubber bands. Great for the desk at home, schools, or the office.


Case Quantity: 12

Assortment Details: 5x5x1.75-in. Clear Plastic Desktop Organizer

DrawersColors: Clear

Material: Plastic

Width: 5 in.

Height: 1.75 in.

Depth: 5 in.

Now, the next thing I’m gonna work on is to find a perfect spot to be my craft station. I hope I can tackle this and get it done. Still, have a lot of sorting out to do. This is one of those things I love to do. I actually had this idea for quite some time now. Wish me good luck!

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Easy Throw Pillows

I love throw pillows. Sometimes when I go to the store to look for throw pillows that I like I get disappointed because they’re pricy! One day, I was sitting on the couch and this idea of making throw pillows just flew into my head. So I was like “why not? I always have this confidence that I can do it. I’m a seamstress’ daughter and if my mom can do it, I can too! Sounds funny right? But yes, I’m determined. So, the next day I went to get some materials at Hobby Lobby.

This 12 ounce Premium Polyester Fiberfill is only $2.99 per package. One package is enough for one throw pillow. It depends on your preferences though. If you want your throw pillow to be fuller (more stuffy as I call it haha) then you can always add more stuffing inside.


Premium Polyester Fiberfill is absolutely the best performing fiberfill for pillows, dolls, stuffed toys and crafts. It offers a superior resiliency, smooth consistency, and will not bunch. It’s made from recycled materials, and it is hypoallergenic and machine-washable. Add it to toys, pillows, and much more!

Pillow Stuffing
Premium Polyester Fiberfill
Cow Print Bandana
Black and White Cow Print Bandanas

I used two bandanas for each throw pillow. This bandana cost 0.99 cents only! Although you can use any material you choose. There are more expensive materials to choose if you want. For me, I just wanted to make something using inexpensive materials.


Perfect for sewing, scrapbooking, upholstery, and so much more, this 100% cotton country-style bandana is a great canvas for your creativity–as well as a comfortable and stylish scarf or headband.

DIY Black and White Throw Pillows
My Cow Print Throw Pillows


Step 1: Put two bandanas together. Make sure each side is facing the opposite side.

Step 2: Sew each side all the way around all 3 sides leaving the 4th side open so that you can insert the filling (I call it the fluffy stuffy)

Step 3: Insert the filling to your desired thickness and firmness. Once all done, sew that last side closed to secure all that filling from coming out. Whaalahhhh….you’re done!

Black and White Cow Print Throw Pillows
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Filipino Style Breakfast

Lately, I’ve been craving Filipino Food (Filipino Cooking). I feel like I don’t have the appetite of eating Non-Filipino food. I’m sure there’s a lot of you out there who can relate to this. It’s not just the Filipinos but also other races. We always crave for our cultural food. Just to be honest, I crave for it every single day. I had some friends who asked me about how many times I eat rice on a daily basis? Ahhhhhhh, my answer would be “three times a day”. There are also days that I missed eating rice, but I feel incomplete. Look, food is part of our culture. Just like rice is part of my culture. As a Filipino, it’s hard to have a meal without rice. I’m just being honest.

It’s not like every day though that I cook Filipino food. My children are Filipino-American (Half Filipino-Half American or FIL-AM), and they are very picky. My youngest one is not as picky as my Eldest one. However, he likes to copy his big brother. I’m sure all moms know what I mean. They eat rice and sausages but not the egg. I love eggs!

We just don’t make eggs, sausages and rice for breakfast though. It really depends on the person. Growing up, living in the province with my family, we barely had sausages before. Eggs, rice and fish are the common basic breakfast. I miss those days! And yes, we Filipinos eat rice three times a day. We love rice!

Filipino Breakfast
Filipino Breakfast
Egg and Sausages
Egg And Sausages
Fried Rice
Fried Rice With Hotdogs