Shopping Friendly Shoes

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I’m not bragging (okay fine I am) but this outfit was a head turner,Boyfriend and I went shopping the other day (drove 35 minutes one way to get to the mall) wasted 2 hours looking for a perfect Christmas eve outfit but went home empty-handed (well not really I got my self a cute top for 3 bucks at the clearance rack,cardigan for the girls and some bubble bath soaps for me and my secret santa).Now let’s go back to this outfit,I had this shirt buttoned up,untucked at the waist then layered an over sized coat over my shoulders,I know I don’t have a photo, but just use your imagination to recreate that head turning moment okay???,I know I’m not hallucinating,,,I’m trying to convince you here that I can still turn heads,if you’re not convinced I can also twist a neck!!! convinced now???….great!!! end of the story hehe.

Happy Holidays everyone.

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Ice Skating In Phoenix


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     Momming is my favorite job in the world,it gives pleasure,satisfaction,heartaches,tears (either because of joy or frustrations) natural high,natural happiness,just all natural and organic,this is a task that makes me selfless,makes me “ME” and not pretend to be somebody else, (yeah because as a wife I have to fake some of my…you know,it’s a girl thing or a wife thing I guess hehe) but it cannot be without effort and sacrifices.Last night as an effort (2 hours of sleep from a 12 hour night job) we took the girls ice skating,yes! we have ice in the desert,Thanx to the city of Phoenix for bringing ice to us,the girls had a blast,and so did I,it could have been better if I can skate and glide in the ice,but I can’t!!! (because we cannot be good in everything-does that sound like a good excuse???)

Pardon my puffy face,this is Bing your style so I cannot not post my OOTD whether it’s a hit or miss,it’s still an OOTD or OOTN or which ever way you wanna call it, and also pardon my lack of creativity with my pose,each hour of  missed sleep takes toll on my creativity,but better poses soon,I hope hehe.

If you live in Phoenix here are two ice skating places you can visit this holiday season their website here and here.

Have fun momming or ice skating,Happy holidays everyone.

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We get excited when the temperature drops down to the 50’s for Arizonans that calls for gloves and beanies (excited).

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Frozen Inspired Christmas Tree

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Did I not tell you I love fancy things??? and that I am in pursuit in finding them on a cheaper price ??? (I belong to a working class family plus I am an OFW and being a Filipino living in the US,we don’t only live and spend for ourselves-we share our $$$ with our love ones in the Philippines-it’s part of our culture) so on that note,let me share how I styled our “FROZEN” inspired tree without spending a lot,so we could share more.

1.We recycled the same branches from our last years’ tree (here) but we spray painted them with silver this time.

2.All the silver and blue ornaments are from a yard sale including the snowflakes which we spray painted one side with silver as well.

3.Some of the boxes under the tree are from last year,most of them are from dollar tree and some of them are from Home Goods (I love this store).

4.All the ribbons  are from Michaels 40% off.

5.The tree skirt cover is another good find from Home Goods.

6.All the lights are from last year.

7.And our tree was 50% off,which I bought the day after Christmas in 2011.

If you don’t call that frugal then I don’t know what is.

Have fun decorating your tree,If I have Christian Gray’s empire,I’m sure I wouldn’t have to do all that to come up with a frozen inspired tree,but I am not,so I have to find ways to have a fancy tree without sacrificing our budget.

Have fun decorating your tree,Merry Christmas and Good luck.

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Butter Free Cookies

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It took me several (failed) trials and frustrating reviews ( from Boyfriend and the kids) before I reached the perfect version of this butter free cookies, It felt good getting this recipe right, so today let me give you guys an early Christmas present,here’s my one and the only “BUTTER FREE COOKIE” recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup coconut oil
1 cup coconut  sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup or 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or in my case I used the white chocolate (A vitiligo patient like me is not “suppose” to have caffeine)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Cream together the coconut oil, coconut sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg , then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in brown rice flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.

 
2.Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.
 
 
TIPS:1. Dissolving the baking soda in hot water makes cookies crunchy on the outside and
 
chewy on the inside.
2.You don’t have to flatten your scooped cookies,they will flatten as they bake.
 
 
Have fun baking your version,Good luck.
 
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Rules In Wearing An All Black Outfit

 

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(F21 jacket,Guess jeans,mossimo shirt,coach bangles,shoes from Target)

 

Fashion experts say black is “slimming”  because it doesn’t reflect (it absorbs) light therefore it doesn’t create shadow,although I don’t always agree (look at my thighs,ughh”( but anyway thanks to the weather,I finally had a chance to pull this noir outfit off.

On this post,let’s talk about the rules in wearing black,I usually am a rebel (dislike following rules) but sometimes it’s nice to know that rules like this exist ,let me share what I know and I’ll let you decide  whether you’ll embrace them or not, here ya go.

RULES IN WEARING BLACK:

1.Vary the texture (to make it look less like a uniform), in my case I wore a statement jacket with faux leather sleeves (with a nice exposed silver zipper to match my bangles,the silver on my shoes and my braces hehe),paired it with a plain-looking skinny jeans.

2.Season appropriate,I swear I wear black regardless of the season,but I am always careful with the fabric and the cut, I wouldn’t wear this boots and this jacket on summer time.

3.Add accessories,an all black outfit will look less boring when paired with a good accessory like a bold red lipstick (which I haven’t tried yet),an attention grabbing purse,a piece of jewelry or a head turning shoes,can you tell what accessory I used???,haha to the 8th octave,I know these shoes need an insurance ( they serve a double purpose 1. an accessory 2. a weapon,I wish I woudn’t have to use them as a weapon,ever!!!).

4.Be confident (smile),show the world you can wear a black on black on black without looking “halloweeny” at all.

There you have them,most websites will give more brain twisting rules, but let’s not complicate life,4 is enough for now and as I always say style is personal,there is no right or wrong as long as it’s  comfortable and modest.

TRIVIA: Did you know that Noir means black in French,nice to know right???

Have fun mixing your noir,good luck.

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I wore a gray shirt to create balance and the illusion of a longer torso,because these pair of boots made me 4 inches taller,without that shirt my torso would appear shorter against my limbs.

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P.S. A little update about my vitiligo,if you noticed I have a little brown spot in my right hand,which wasn’t there 5 months ago,I actually  have more new melanin buds growing on my covered spots,like my armpit,inner thighs and hips ( which I refused to show hehe),but well anyway,I’m so happy to share this progress with all of you guys,hoping for a much much faster improvement soon,wish me luck,thank you.

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Chuck Taylor

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 A quick outfit post from few weeks ago,I wore this to church with high heels then changed to this chuck taylor kicks to make my “momming” duty more comfortable.

TRIVIA:

Did you know that Converse is owned by Nike??? nice to know right???

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This is what happens if you had too much to eat and your brain refuses to function compromising your creativity to a pose like this,hehe”) I guess it’s okay to be silly sometimes.

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FAUX PAS VPL

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HELLO???!!! I’m sure you missed me because I sure missed blogging. I know it’s the 1st day of the month ( I should be posting something relevant) but I’m sorry this post is about a fashion boo-boo I committed recently,my share of  faux pas-VPL.

It was awfully windy when we took these photos,plus we were rushing to catch the light,if you notice my eye bags are puffy,I was fighting not to squint facing the sun ( but was impossible) while I was trying to find an angle for my hair to stay in place against the unforgiving wind,so here’s the end product of wrestling against mother nature,certainly not my personal best hehe,but I thought is worth sharing.

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THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!!!,, MY SHARE OF FAUX PAS,,,, MY SHARE OF VPL (visible panty line),I thought this is worth sharing,hehe I worked so hard to get that ass but was ruined by the wrong choice of underwear,well at least I know what to do next,good luck,promise me you won’t do the same mistake I did.

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