Friday, February 24, 2017

Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Announce the Gender of Their Baby

It's gonna be a girl! Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren took to Instagram on Saturday, February 18, to share the happy news, along with some pictures and video from their gender reveal party. Thomas' wife, Lauren Akins, shared a picture of a gorgeous tall cake decorated in pink and blue “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” decorations. "'How we wonder what you are...' guess what we're doing tonight :)" she captioned the post. What a gorgeous cake! It was almost a ombre effect of pink and blue, and even had edible metallic star decorations covering it.

A few minutes later, Thomas posted a video on his page, of him cutting into the beautiful cake. “It's pink!” he shouts. “Havin' a girl!” Lauren also shared a video of the occasion, saying “Sorry our family is nuts but WE ARE HAVING A BABY GIRL!” So cute! The adorable couple have known each other since first grade, and announced last week that they are not only having a baby, but adopting a child from Africa as well. They have been updating their social media regularly and keeping their fans in the loop on what is going on with both their pregnancy and their adoption. Thomas Rhett, 26, seems to be extremely excited to start this journey, even though he has mentioned on social media that he knows that things are about to get crazy! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

OPPO F1s: Valentine’s Dream Date


My ideal Valentine date is the opposite of my wedding day. Instead of me being nervous, anxious, and excited all at the same time, I want this day to be relaxing and unwinding for me and my date (with my husband). 

I want to start the day with a buffet breakfast in one of our favorite restaurants, Cravings. I just love eating in buffets and I also think a heavy breakfast suits to start the perfect day. 

After eating breakfast, we will watch the movie, "John Wick 2." Hubby and I very much prefer action movies more than romantic movies. 

After the movies, a light snack from any froyo (frozen yogurt) store would be such a delight where we would also talk about the movie such as what we like and don't like about the movie, what should have been in the story, and all the what if's. This is where our stimulating discussions and petty arguments about the movie usually start. 

After we finish talking and trying to impress each other with our opinions, it's time to relax our senses. A full body massage for the couple from The Spa or other massage centers would be heaven for us because our tired mind and bodies can really relax and simply unwind. This is something we have been longing for in a long time, but we just couldn't agree with the time and date due to schedule conflicts. 

I assume by this time, the stars are already coming up so it's time to go home. We will end our romantic date at our home with our lovely children, carrying pasalubong for our kids probably some toys and their favorite donuts,  and have pizza for dinner because our family is united when we all eat pizza while watching TV. Our day is just not complete without spending it with our bundle of joys.
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I want OPPO F1s to capture every moment of our day by having selfies or couple shots using its powerful 16 megapixel front camera with full color and no filters because I want to capture all the colors, all the hues, and all the things that made that day perfect. I wouldn't be worried too much about the quality of the pictures, too, because OPPO F1s' camera does have light sensitivity capabilities that captures great pictures even in low-light conditions making it very easy and worry-free for us to capture our Valentines moments. 

This is my ideal date. What's yours? 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

OPPO F1s: Travel Essentials


Our family loves hotel staycations. Every summer, we choose a hotel in the metro on where we would want to stay and just relax as a family. Although having staycations sounds easy, it's pretty essential to take note of the things that we need to bring. 

Here are some suggested travel essentials that might help you prepare the things you need especially if you're bringing your whole family with you: 
  1. Prepare your bags. One, two, or even three travel luggages is up to you, but always bring a smaller bag or your usual carry-on bag where you will place your passports, wallet/cash, IDs, and the like. Also bring some plastic bags for dirty clothes and a separate bag for your toiletries.
  2. Bring just enough clothes (including underwear) according to how long you will stay in your destination. Sometimes we prepare our shirts, blouses, dresses, pants, or even our pajamas, but we forget to prepare our underwears which is a funny thing.  If you're going swimming, then don't forget all your swimsuits/rash guards, sun blocks, shades, and the like. Hotels usually provide you towels if you'll go swimming in their pools so no need to bring extra towels.
  3. Bring your deodorants, colognes/perfumes, your favorite shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush/toothpaste, mouthwash,  body wash/soap, lotions (travel size as much as possible), make-ups for the girls, and other items that you use in your daily beauty regimen.

    A separate bag for toiletries
  4.  For those with younger kids, don't forget to bring their diapers, milk formula & bottles, clean bottled water, rash cream, vitamins, and the like. You might need to bring extra sets of clothes for the younger ones just to be sure.
  5. Bring extra slippers. I personally recommend rubber slippers that you can use both indoors and outdoors for convenience. For the ladies, if you don't like flipflops then bring any other shoes that's comfortable for you such as flats, light sandals, etc.
  6. Next is your essential gadgets. We don't bring heavy DSLR cameras because they're too bulky. We just bring our phone cameras and their chargers. Since vacations only happens once a year and they are indeed special, the OPPO F1S is a good choice of camera phone because you can take great pictures day or night thanks to its 16MP front camera and light sensitivity features. You can take wonderful selfie shots wherever, whenever. 

Aside from being known as the "selfie expert," the OPPO F1s can fully support your family's favorite games and applications needed for work (Skype, Viber, and the like) because it's equipped with a 3GB RAM (32GB expandable storage).  It's a great phone to use during those "dead" hours of waiting in the lobby, in the mall, or simply just relaxing inside your hotel room. 

7.  Don’t forget your emergency kit inclusive of Paracetamol, and antihistamine.  You can never tell if someone from your family would be needing some Betadine or alcohol for a cut or bruise.  There’s also an 80% chance that you’ll get a headache from the weather or other reasons so you better have some Paracetamol. It would be a hassle if you were to go out and buy some in a drugstore while you’re having your staycation. Lastly, you can never tell when someone will have their allergy attack. It could be from the dust, from the mattress, etc., so it’s best to have an antihistamine in your bag just in case.

Thank you for reading my list. May you always be happy and safe in your travels. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

#IAmUrbanBrave

Every man looks his best when wearing a suit. A suit can actually change a one's outlook upon himself and instantly gives him power; the power to impress and be respected. Well, at least that's what I feel when I'm around clients, coworkers, friends, and even with my family. My wife was the first one to comment and say, "Wow! You look extra handsome in that suit."

Urbanize store in Alabang Town Center
(photo from Urbanize Facebook page)
Having mentioned everything about what a suit can do to a person,  finding a bag that goes well with it is a bit of a challenge. Of course, I have tried using the classic attache case and leather bags, but they don't seem to work for me. I was looking for something... MORE. I wanted a bag that's comfortable, sleek, can accommodate my belongings perfectly, or to put it bluntly, I want a bag that also means business. 

I was looking around the internet to find such bag and a lot of them came up, but what really caught my attention was the brand, Urbanize. My wife referred me to this brand because she's been hearing plenty of good feedbacks about it so I decided to visit their branch in Alabang Town Center to check their items out. 

Their store in the said branch was quite small, but they have plenty of different bags to choose from so I asked a little help from their salesman and told him my dilemma.


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After much deliberation, this is one of the bags he recommended which I personally liked, chose, and bought amongst all others:

Bag Exterior

Bag Interior
I bought the bag for the following reasons: 
  1. First, I like it's color (interior and exterior colours) because black can easily be matched to whatever outfit I have and the light interior color helps me see the contents of my bag easily; 
  2. Second, carrying the bag feels very light;
  3. Third, because of its diverse design, I use it in or out of the office so it has a dual purpose. 
  4. Fourth and one of the main reasons why I bought it is the bag's anti-theft features. 
Did I get your attention when I mentioned anti-theft features? Then allow me to elaborate more on it. My very special Urbanize bag has the following anti-theft features: 
  1. The bag is secured with Pacsafe Anti-Theft Technology made of eXomesh® locking system. 
The eXomesh® is made from high-tensile stainless steel wire which is very difficult to cut   through. The netting is made from 1.5mm wire and the locking cable is 3mm thick. To cut through the netting, many wires will need to be cut to remove the bag; this process is time consuming. 95% of the time, a would-be thief does not want to draw attention to him/her nor does he have the luxury of time of time to chip away at the wire.

    



 2. My bag has RFIDsafe™ blocking pockets & material. 

      Most passports and credit cards contain a RFID micro-chip, which contains all your personal, sensitive information. Identity thieves are able to access this information from up to 10ft away with the help of an RFID reader. Our award-winning RFIDsafe™ blocking material helps to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands by blocking out virtually all transmissions between 10 MHz - 3 GHz, which covers the radio frequency used in most e-passports and credit cards.

*This is where I store my credit cards, IDs, and other important cards. 


3. My strap is a Carrysafe® slashguard strap


Flexible, lightweight, stainless steel wire is integrated into our adjustable Carrysafe® straps making it invisible to the eye, yet very effective at helping to prevent bag slashers from slicing through and running off with your gear.







You might think I might be a it paranoid and that I don't necessarily need all of these security features. Well, one can never be too careful especially since I commute almost daily. Sometimes, I also carry some important documents with me that are needed in the office and sometimes I put some cash in my bag so I really need it to be "extra" secure for my own peace of mind.


I asked my wife to take an OOTD pic of me before going to the office with my new bag. I am quite happy and proud of it. Inside is a notebook, cellphone, passport, cards, extra shirt, and other miscellaneous items I bring in the office. The first time I carried my Urbanize bag with my items inside, it was surprisingly lighter than my old bag carrying the same amount of items, which was downright awesome.

So for me, no money is wasted with a product that you can depend on. In my case, I know for myself that I carry a bag that will not fail me and will work for me, therefore I am brave enough to face my daily challenges and be urban brave (business class).




Written by: Darwin Verdida 


Urbanize
Alabang Town Center
Alabang, Muntinlupa

Baby Bonanza Giveaway

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Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive: 

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Plus, 6 out of the 7 prizes are Winner's Choice! Details are listed under the descriptions...
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Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received Stachris and Simply Merino products at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned reviews. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Guitar Center: Your One Stop Guitar and Music Shop


 
Guitar Center is the world’s largest selection of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear and a whole lot more. Backed by over 260 stores across the country (including Guitar Center Harrisburg), GuitarCenter.com offers the fastest, easiest way to find all the gear you need in one place. And, while many popular instruments are available for same-day pickup at a store near you, we also offer free shipping on thousands of items to the Guitar Center location of your choice.  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Alsa Ozamiz: Ozamiznons Rise Against “Everything Illegal” With All-Out Backing From The City Government

From the ashes of its dirt-laden image, Ozamiz City is rising loud and proud with its latest crusade to crush bad elements in its territory. 

On Wednesday (January 18), an estimated 30,000 Ozamiznons marched to a public venue beside the town’ historic structure famously known as Cotta. There was a public outcry to cleanse the city and eliminate once and for all the filthy stigma that has been since associated to Ozamiz City. 

On that evening, the city government has declared the what it’s called Alsa Ozamiz, a local movement to rally all Ozamiznons to shrug off all bad elements that has been corrupting and ravaging the once stellar status of the city. 
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