Eye Candy with Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

I love cupcake shops because of the interiors and the general sense of happiness pervading the place, and Vanilla Cupcake Bakery was no exception.

Maternity Shoot

It was a homecoming of some sort as the hubby and I motored our way to UP Diliman to meet up with Tina and Reindl De Guzman of Kaizer Photography for my maternity shoot. We set up camp at the lagoon fronting the tennis courts and despite starting at 10am, we hardly noticed the heat at all because of the canopy of trees and the cool breeze. God I love UP.

K-Palette Giveaway

I feel like I'm at the end of my tether, just waddling along and going through the motions until I give birth. I would love to give birth and be finally rid of the swollen feet, numb hands, general feeling of discomfort, yet at the same time, the idea of pushing something that big through my lady parts scares me to death. And so although I don't have a birth plan in mind, I do know that I would opt for an epidural ASAP. Seriously.

Anyhoo, let's move on to some good news. I received a box of K-Palette's new goodies and I would like to share the loot with my readers, so read on for the contest rules.

It's the Guys' Turn!

If the Dove Real Beauty Sketches commercial got you introspective and teary-eyed, the guys' version will also have you shedding a few tears, but not in the way you think ;-)

Online Shopping Series: Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm

Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm was one of the first brands I reviewed in this blog almost seven years ago. I remember someone gave my mom some Ilog Maria products at the start of her tree-hugging phase, so the next time we went to Tagaytay, we made a trip to the Ilog Maria farm in Silang Cavite.

I was amazed at the range of products available and how the Magsaysay family, the proprietors, made a conscious effort to be really one with nature, and not just talking the talk for the sake of marketing. Years later, it's nice to see that Ilog Maria has maintained its under the radar operations, preferring to stay small in an effort to maintain the quality of their products and, more importantly, to not tax the environment.