Just Beautiful: Funny Faces

I am pretty sure you’ll agree with me when I say that seeing kids goofing around, making funny faces in front of the camera is just beautiful :).
This is my daughter with the daughter of my long-time friend from way back in high school (and I do mean waaaay back!). They were just toweling off after an afternoon dip in the pool.

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Jared’s Little Corner Giveaway

Nothing makes me happier than giveaways, so here I am joining the first ever blog giveaway of Jared’s Little Corner. It’s Jared’s way of celebrating his 20th month birthday, and thanking everyone who has been part of his online journey.

His mommy Vix of Mumwrites is giving away two prizes: a P500 gc from Musikgarten for a lucky Metro Manila contestant, and an inflatable pool for a contestant outside Metro Manila. Personally, I’d love to win the GC ;).

You might want to join too. For more detailed contest mechanics, please drop by Jared’s Little Corner

Purple Passion

Since my daughter’s favorite color is purple, it comes as no surprise that today, she happens to be wearing none other than a purple shirt. It’s just ironic that the shirt says “I love my Daddy”, when it’s Mother’s Day today :). Apparently, my ex-husband wants to make a statement… hehe

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Life and then Som

5 Ways to Cure Writer’s Block

photo by Google Images

At some point, I’m sure you have fallen victim to writer’s, or blogger’s block. It’s when you’re stuck in a rut and can’t seem to think of anything to write about. If you feel it’s not yet time to go so low as to blog about your next-door neighbor’s tighty whities hanging on the clothesline, then consider these pretty helpful ways to ease writer’s block

Read. No, not other people’s mail. Just read about what people are talking about. The net is replete with hot topics related to whatever your sphere of interest may be. Sign up for Google Alerts, and receive email updates on hot topics on any subject you desire.

Tweet away. If you find immeasurable ecstasy when you go on twitter, then this would be a good venue for you to find out hot topics worth writing about. People tweet about almost anything nowadays.

Look inside. Delve deep within your reachable levels of consciousness to dig up something worth divulging to the world. Be wary, as any information you give out on the internet can and may be used against you. You could pick up on any recent incident in your life, and work around that.

Have a say. Give your opinion on latest topics or world issues. Who knows, your two cents might come back to you a hundredfold.

Join memes. In the blogging world, memes are given themes or topics which you write about. This is likewise an excellent way to gain traffic for your blog, as other bloggers who joined a certain meme are obliged to visit your site to view your post for that particular meme.

If all else fails, just take consolation in the fact that writer’s block does happen to everyone, and it is not a permanent disease. You can always draw inspiration from the things you see and hear around you…yes, even if it’s your neighbor’s constant bickering.

Why I am bragging that I am the best mom in the world

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In my heart, and in my soul, I firmly believe that I am the best mother in the world because I take after my mom’s personal parenting style. She seems to have passed on to me her knack for selflessly taking care of her kids. As mothers, I also think we all have earned bragging rights, so now, I am claiming mine.

Circle of Moms Top 25 Blogs on Single Parenting: I’m nominated!

I can’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling at this very moment. I’m elated, ecstatic, speechless, excited, nervous all in the same breath. Somewhere in the middle of all this blogging, I must be doing something good, as (drumroll, please!) this blog has been nominated to the Circle of Moms Top 25 Blogs on Single Parenting .

I need your help. Please vote by clicking on the above link. You’ll find The Pepperrific Life on the list, and please click on the “thumbs up” icon below “Votes”.

Thanks very much :)

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan 11

Altruism is probably foremost on the mind of Mommy Rubz, the brains behind the Weekend Blog Follower Caravan. She came up with this weekly meme as an avenue for bloggers to help other bloggers in terms of gaining followers to their blogs. This has proven to be really helpful for newbies such as myself, when it comes to increasing blog traffic to my site.

This week, we have to follow other blogs via Google Friend Connect.
So, come on and join the caravan.

GT: A Gorgeous Orange Camera

On a recent trip to Boracay with a friend, I have to admit that I was green with envy at the camera she brought along. It was a 12.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Orange digital camera. The striking orange exterior is enough to make anybody take a second, or even third look. At the risk of sounding like those TV infomercials, I will just have to say…”But wait, there’s more!” This orange camera is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof.

I, for one, am not a gadget-geek, so to speak, but this camera definitely made me drool. What I liked about it was, we were able to take pictures of our kids underwater! Now, doesn’t that simply spell amazing? And because it’s durable, I wouldn’t worry about my daughter dropping it.

This is something I will totally save up for (with my blogging earnings, what else :)). It will be a gadget good enough to preserve memories of fun times spent with my daughter.

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Versatile Blogger Award

If you could see me now, I am grinning from ear to ear. My cup of gratitude is about to overflow, as I am so wholeheartedly thankful to Mama Mia of Online Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom for giving me this Versatile Blogger Award. A recognition such as this is truly flattering, and makes me want to jump 6 feet up in the air.

Here are the rules which come with the award:
1. Thank and link back to the blogger that awarded you the badge.
2. Share 7 things about you.
3. Award 5 or 15 other bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers to let them know about the award.

Here are 7 things you might want to know about me:

  1. I love tokwa / tofu.
  2. More than tofu and anything else, I love my daughter to bits.
  3. Eighties music makes me smile and dance- and when I dance, everyone else smiles.
  4. I play the guitar, and one day hope to be in a band.
  5. I believe that money can buy you happiness…well, to a certain degree
  6. I sometimes don’t think before I speak. This, of course, gets me into trouble.
  7. I speak softly…but I carry a BBBIIIIGGGG stick!

I want to pass on this award to the bloggers behind the following blogs:

Levy- LEVYousa

Polvoron Perfected

Has it ever occurred to you that heaven could be contained in tiny one-and-a-half inch oblongs, and packed in colorful cellophane?  A thousand and one delights burst in your mouth as you take a bite off a single Fedhz polvoron.  Imagine how much more you’ll get out of an entire 24-piece pack!  They come in these scrumptious flavors: cookies and cream, peanut butter, and crunch.

The woman behind these tasteful treats is Fedhz Aquino, SEO expert and blogger extraordinaire.  Who would’ve thought that someone who spends most of her time in front of the computer can whip up a storm in  the kitchen as well?

To taste is to believe… To say that Fedhz polvoron is yummy is definitely an understatement.  For lack of a better word, I’ll just say it in 12 letters: Mmmmmmmmmmmm!  The search for the perfect polvoron ends here.

This is my first ever entry to Food Trip Friday. Check out other mouth-watering food trips here: