Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I have been checking out the runway fashion week looks via Facebook. I am loving the SS15 collection. Lots of wearable pieces. And lots of flats. And structured tops. And flares!

So when I saw this look on my officemate Dhaye, I just can’t help but take a few pictures and put her on #StyleFeature for the second time around!

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Fashionistas could really foresee the future. Imagine? She has zero idea that what she’s wearing speaks SS15 collection. The flats, the flare pants. Even the no make up look!

I just love the pop of color via her shirt’s collar and the green nails. SS15 collection is all about comfort and style, which this look exudes.

Oh how I miss my old body. :( Don’t get me wrong. I love my body. After getting pregnant, I realized that my body is wonderful. It was able to bear life! But I don’t know my body anymore. This bigger frame. This weird bulges. I don’t know it. I am not accustomed to it. I can’t dress it properly. :’( And I miss dressing up! I wanna try some of the elements of the SS15 collection. I actually have a couple of pieces in my wardrobe that I think would work. I am playing dress up in my mind. But I can’t wear it. It just won’t work. Hay! Buti nalang I have friends who actually agrees to be featured on this blog. Harhar! So my fashionista readers could get something naman. :)

And by the way, if you wanna featured on this blog – just give me a holler. :-P

Enjoy the rest of the week guys!

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Celerhina Aubrey

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Hello! Hello! Good morning beautiful people. How's your weekend? Bitin? Lagi naman!! Hahahahaha!

Sorry for being MIA this past week. I am just so caught up with everything - my milk supply issue, the baby's teething, my sore nips (again!), my DQT, work and a whole lot more. Although we we're able to enjoy our Saturday, thanks to a blog event we attended as a family. And which I'll be sharing with you once I got my camera back. We left it on the bus after the event, thank heavens our friends from Nuffnang got it! I'm already a bit heart broken while on the cab and realized its missing. The memories are all there! And its my pink camera for crying out loud! Buti nalang talaga they found it. Thanks Monika (if you are ever reading this)!

Anyway, here's a little teaser of our fun getaway...


That's the #FabSkye eating my Ruby Woo. Hahahaha! Pwede ding she's trying to put lipstick on. Such a young fashionista!

Everybody on the event was calling her the "youngest blogger". I am so tempted to put up her own blog site. Whatcha think? Gusto nyo ba ng sariling lifestyle blog ng bagets? Hihihi..

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014 by Celerhina Aubrey

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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The #FabSkye turned 7 month old last Sunday. Hooray!!

And as usual we had a mini celebration. We prepared macaroni salad and lumpiang tikoy, oo tikoy talaga! We have 2 tikoys on the fridge. Ginawa naming lumpia yung isa and put some cheese. Sarap! We also had ice cream c/o Mummy Chubby. Sans Rival cake c/o Ninang Joie. And of course, Skye’s monthly themed cake c/o My Sweets Haven! Yep! that’s the one on the picture above. #FabSkye

And this month, we tried something I’ve been wanting to try since the baby started with solids…

 

Yep! Baby Led Weaning!!

I think the baby’s a natural. Actually, I’ve been noticing that the baby has been refusing her food I so lovingly prepared for a week now. She’s been biting my nipples like crazy, I have blisters as proof already. And she’s been tugging at her ears and drooling. Yup! All signs of teething! Yaaaaay! Scaaary..

So I tried one of the tricks I got on the Baby Led Weaning group in facebook. And that’s Apple Donut. Just peel the apple and remove the core so it’ll look like a donut. It’s perfect coz the baby would have something to hold on to. And Skye loved it. Probably because the apple is cold. I put it on the fridge before peeling it and offering to her. No choking at all! Saya!

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by Celerhina Aubrey

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Sweet Potato is high in beta-carotene and vitamin A. It is a great first solid food to introduce to the baby. This is actually my personal favorite because the baby’s pupu is not too smelly. It also doesn’t leave stains on the bib and the diaper unlike banana. Again, make sure that when you must give it to the baby for 3-4days when introducing new food to rule out allergies.

Recommended Age:

6 months and up

 

What You Need:

1 pcs medium sized Sweet Potato or Kamote
1/2 cup water
Baby Bullet with Baby Blend Blade or any blender/food processor

How To Prepare:

1. Peel and the cut the sweet potatointo small cubes.
2. Boil or steam the sweet potato cubes until tender or soft.
3. Puree the sweet potato using the baby bullet or food processor until smooth. Add water to reach the desired consistency.

 

Sweet potatoes are starchy so it needs more water to achieve the runny puree consistency. Although now that the ReigningPrincess is almost 7 months old, I try to prepare thicker purees. I am still learning the pulse method on the baby bullet so I could create chunky baby food. So while I haven’t mastered that art yet, I try to lessen the water on the purees I give the baby.

Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2014 by Celerhina Aubrey

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Health is wealth. I am a firm believer of that. If you are an avid reader (naks uma-avid) of this blog, you’re probably aware that I have non-existent immune system. As in waley! So fail na ako sa physical health aspect (still trying to improve on this though). But I also believe that health is holistic. One must take care of their mental, emotional, psychological health as much as their physical health. Dun naman ako bumabawi, sa other aspects. And as a new mummy, I do take my family’s holistic health seriously.

So I am very glad when the people from Unilab Foundation invited me and a bunch of other “social media rockstars” (their term, not mine – but I love it so I’m claiming it!) to an intimate dinner for their Digital Media Night.

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Unilab Foundation, like me, also believes in holistic health and aims for a #healthierPH. Initially I thought, like most health groups, they’d discuss new vitamins or exercise programs. Probably juicing! But no! Apparently, Unilab Foundation identifies HEALTH GAPS, those aspects of health that is very much important but is usually neglected here in the Philippines. And helps improve and address those health gaps. Their goal is to have 100million healthy Filipinos - #healthierPH.

Their goal seemed too big, too much, too high – almost seemed impossible. But this group also believes in Bayanihan. Oo nga naman. If they do it alone, this goal is probably too ambitious. But if they could tap people to help them out, it’ll be attainable! Hangtalino!

In line with that, they have created a fun way of volunteerism. No money? No time? No energy? No problem! With Unilab’s way of volunteering, you could volunteer using the power that most of us have – the power of social media. Yes friends! Spreading awareness. Tweeting about it. Posting about it on your Facebook wall. Blogging about it (that’s what I’m doing!). All of those can be considered an act of volunteerism. Which is an excellent idea! If you plan to target the aspects of health na laging dine-deadma, the best way to address it is to make sure people remembers them. Make sure that people are aware of their importance.

And to make things easier for us, Unilab Foundation even made volunteering fun by turning it into an online game!

Interested? Visit http://www.unilabfoundation.org/ and create your own VOLUNTAR, a volunteer avatar. You can create your account using your email or using your facebook account. You have loads of volunteering acts/options to choose from. And the more you volunteer, the more you earn points. May levels din. If you are a masipag volunteer, you can be president soon! Cute and fun!

I have a VOLUNTAR as well. And I am enjoying it. Do drop by the Unilab Foundation’s website to know more about them.

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The Digital Media Night was held at Sentro 1771 at Capitol Commons. I love the food, in fairness. I must go back. :)

Here are some more photos from the event…

IMG_0960P1060659 One thing I realize that night is ang taba ko! Hahahaha! Ampotek!

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Best thing about attending events like this is the chance to meet fellow bloggers and social media rockstars!

So to Unilab Foundation, thank you for the invite. It was a fun night indeed. :)

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Celerhina Aubrey

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Finally, finally! We now have our very own logo! Custom made for ReigningStill. *tumbling*

So yeah, let’s all take some time to appreciate our new blog logo or avatar or whatever you wanna call it (hihihihi)…

ReigningStill logo in PNG interlacedLoving it so far? :) I know right?! It’s just so so cute! Very me. Very mummy. Very maarte. I love it!

This was made by my friend, Nikki. Check out her deviant account here! And see her works. Such a talented young lady. If you are also interested in customizing your own logo, go ahead and give her a holler! Or ping me! :)

Now I don’t have to worry. Because that old one I used was from a website which I found thru google images. Although I made sure that I tag her site when I used it, hindi pa din ako mapalagay! I know I need something that’s mine. As in mine only. Something that would represent me and this blog and my life now. So I am so happy when finally, I got one! Ang saya lang!

I have loads of kwento for you guys. I have a very busy week. But for now, I need to keep this post short because I need to give my wrist some R&R. Promise! Next posts would be sensible na!

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 by Celerhina Aubrey

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