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March Almost Over??!!

marchFew more days to go and it’s April! Again, I haven’t been able to post anything for this month. Same reason as before, I’m loaded with projects! But guess what, three of them are interior decorating projects so I’m pretty stoked! I can’t wait to start posting updates about them.

March is quite a stressful month for me (and so was January and February, hehe) but it has been a happy month after all.

iheartbfKenya turned 5 months last March 19 and I have been exclusively breastfeeding her for the same amount of time now. And I can say that I am one PROUD momma! Since I was able to breastfeed Bryce for only four months, I plan to make it up to Kenya by nursing him for at least two years. My favorite breastfeeding benefits: Kenya’s excellent immune system (almost every month, someone is sick with cough or cold in the house but she never got one) and steady weight loss for me (I’m now back to my pre-pregnancy weight). Yay!!!


You know what makes me happier? When my hobbies start generating income, even if it’s just a bit. I get to do what I love and at the same time, get compensated for it. Like I’ve said, I cannot wait to start posting about those projects here. So exciting (for me, at least…)Hehe!

I think we had two semesters of Color Theory back in college but I can’t remember learning anything from it. This time, I’m re-learning colors and understanding undertones so I can design spaces better. I think April will be an interesting month. 🙂

It’s 2014 already!

Again, it’s 2014 already! I cannot believe that I haven’t written a single post since the end of October. I thought I would have more than enough time to give my blog some TLC since Kenya would be sleeping most of the time. But unexpectedly, projects started coming in. I don’t myself that I wouldn’t start working until January but I couldn’t turn down my beloved long time clients. Kenya’s also exclusively breastfed so I have to be available to her every couple of hours.

Anyway, like most people do during the start of the year, I have a simple resolution…



I have to admit that even though I don’t have extremely unhealthy habits, I don’t exert enough effort though to eat clean. I love sweets and I love eating out and trying out whatever pleases me, never minding the calories or the fat contents. I try to exercise but I lack commitment. I’m turning 32 this year and I know I have to really start seriously taking care of myself if I wanted to stay drug-free for the rest of my life. Most importantly, I want Bryce and Kenya to have a solid foundation on healthy living– eating lots of veggies and fruits, staying away from fatty foods and keeping active (especially now that most kids spend their play time in front of the computer.)

I know that this healthy lifestyle will help me have more energy to do the things I need to do like taking care of the kids, being more productive at work and of course, time for my DIY projects!

Cheers to 2014!

No, I Haven’t Given Up Blogging Yet

coffee-loveWelcome back to  myself! I’m now on my 14th week of pregnancy and am officially done with the exhausting first trimester. Based on my 2-month long inactivity in the online world, you’ll know I’m not just exaggerating when I say I was drained of energy everyday. All I wanted to do was hibernate, even eating was too tiring.

And now, the second trimester seems to look promising. But if I wanted to be really productive all throughout the day, I found out that I need my morning fix of coffee. I’m not caffeine dependent like my husband and I can get by without having a cup. But since we don’t have household help right now, (and I prefer to keep it that way for as long as I can) I need some sort of stimulant to help me finish all the house chores, design works and help Bryce with his assignments.

My schedule is not usually that loaded but there are several projects lined up right now and I am in such a mood to organize, clean and decorate the house (my nesting instinct is already kicking in!)  So, I need another cup of coffee!

My OB-GYNE advises me to give up coffee during the entire pregnancy because caffeine causes low birth weight in infants. Have any of you continued drinking coffee during your pregnancy? I’d really like to know because I’m starting to feel guilty. 🙂

By the way, the coffee artwork is a free printable that I posted long, long time ago. You can download it here if you wish. 🙂

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