Vera Bradley Giveaway

Do you love bags and wallets as I do? Just take a look at these Vera Bradley bag and wallet. They are to die for. So what are you waiting for JOIN NOW! Have a great chance to grab these wonderful giveaway!!

Welcome to the Vera Bradley Giveaway!

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You’ll also be eligible to win this giveaway for a gorgeous Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag and Turn Lock Wallet Set in the gorgeous Viva la Vera print!

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Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag

A recessed zipper closure opens to reveal our latest pocket-happy handbag. Six interior compartments and a front slip pocket promise to contain all you wish to carry, while double quilted handles and channel stitching offer a stylish touch. Measures 12″ x 9¾” x 4¾” with 11″ strap drop. – Vera Bradley

Mandy Handbag Viva la Vera

Mandy Handbag Viva la Vera - Inside

Vera Bradley Turn Lock Wallet

Elegance doesn’t have to stop at handbags. For a high-style look from your clothes to your cash, this wallet is for you. Pair it with any favorite handbag style that incorporates silver hardware for a cohesive look. Unlock your style! Measures 7¾” x 4¾”. – Vera Bradley

Turn Lock Wallet Viva la Vera

Turn Lock - Inside

The Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag and Turn Lock Wallet are both in the Viva la Vera pattern shown below.

Enter to win a Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag and Turn Lock Wallet in the Viva la Vera print.

Open in the United States and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on December 2nd, 2012.

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The owner of Hidden Hills Private Resort in the lush province of beautiful Puerto Princesa in Palawan is happy to give 2 nights/3 days free accommodation for 2 persons to ONE LUCKY WINNER!

The Travel Bug is happy to host the Palawan’s Hidden Hills Getaway Giveaway which is scheduled to run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, 2013. This is open WORLD-WIDE!

This travel incentive promo will surely increase your stats. So, come and join this fantastic getaway giveaway by signing up.

Here are the important info about the giveaway:

Only 1 winner will be chosen for the Palawan’s Hidden Hills Getaway Giveaway and the offer is valid for one year upon winning.


2 nights/3 days accommodation with basic freebies granted by the sponsor.

Below are the specific freebies included in the prize.

  • Accommodations : Exclusive use of the entire property
  • Welcome Drinks
Welcome Pack / Fruit Basket
  • Daily Freshly Picked Flowers From the Garden Free
  • Unlimited Coffee or Tea
Mineral Drinking Water
  • Eat-All-U-Can Fruits & Veggies in season whatever grows in the farm FREE!!!
  • Cutleries & beddings / towels/ flip-flops / rain boots / beach mats provided for use
  • ONE BOTTLE OF WINE (Seasonal Welcome Compliments)
  • Cleaning services (daily)
  • Cooking Assistance

NOT INCLUDED: Transport. The winner will shoulder his/her plane/boat/land fare and if required, visa formalities will have to be the sole responsibility of the winner.

Great prize! And there is more!

Blogger opportunity for this event: 

There is an automatic free link for every blogger who signs up and a paid option for additional links for the price of $2 each link. Please add an extra 0.80 cents if your option of payment is for “services.”

Bloggers are also invited to host a page for $12. 

This will be a great way to improve your traffic stat as your blog page will be the landing site for follows and likes group of either Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

This hosting page is limited only. So sign up now. Those who made the cut will be contacted and request for payment will be required once you’ve been notified that you’re confirmed to host a page.  Please add an extra 0.80 cents if your option of payment is for “services.”

Please click here for the sign-up and announcement form:


And lastly, as a sign of appreciation, The Travel Bug will give a $25 prize to the top referrer for the Blogger sign-up before the giveaway goes live. 

So, what are you waiting for. Sign up now and take part in this fantastic getaway!





This is another free blogger opportunity for all who wants to have a free social media link (facebook). It’s very easy to join, so hurry up limited spots available.


$200 Amazon Giveaway

Hosted by Diva Fabulosa and Happy Home and Family

  • Event Date: January 4 – January 18
  • For companies/ non bloggers/business owners who are interested in sponsoring an event, please send me an email at: admin at divafabulosa dot com

Summer’s Barbie Doll

Summer’s newest toy is a dancing Barbie Doll.  It was a giveaway by a colleague of mine.  So I wrapped it in pink paper (Summer’s favorite color), and surprised my daughter.  I gave it to her when we were in the car, and told her to wait until we get home before she can open it.  So to divert her attention, I made her guess instead.  She said that it was a “Christmas tree”.  It made us laugh.  It was such a funny guess.  She just shrugged, when asked as why she thought it as such.

When we got home, she opened it, making “cartoonish” gestures and faces.  Those are her ways of showing her excitement.  It warms my heart to see her smile with delight.


Were you a Barbie Doll fanatic when you were young? Is your daughter enamored by Barbie dolls?




Summer and Mickey Mouse

Summer loves “The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” videos in YouTube   She watches endless episodes every Saturday.  After several weeks, she can already participate and answer Mickey’s questions.  One day I was overjoyed about something i was doing, when she burst out saying  “Oh boy!!”.  I was surprised, and realized that she got that from the mickey mouse videos. 

I am actually happy because it shows that somehow she understood what she was watching.

A friend of mine reminded me to expose Summer to diverse children’s shows. She told me about her “reception pupil”(Kindergarten 2) who watched Dora The Explorer  ONLY.  What happened was she talks like Dora. And she’s afraid Summer might end up talking like mickey mouse! LOL. 



What does your kid love watching?



In my hand luggage I always have my camera,
iPod, make-up bag, tooth brush, cleansing products,
clean underwear, socks and a change of clothes in case
anything goes missing at the other end –
and of course my passport.
– Lisa Snowdon
In my Jacob bag I always have my antique and durable Nokia cellphone.  
It has surpassed the wrath of both my daughter and son.
I have my wallet and coin purse.  I also have a booklet for my business.  
I keep all sort of bills.  It gives me security to know that everything has been paid.
I have vain travelling kit, all keys from the house to car.  I have thumb drives, soap, umbrella, comb, bankbooks, 
work permit, and passport.  I also bring with me my daughter’s Thai book.  I need to study as well.
Can you tell my personality now?

FREE BLOGGER EVENT: Vera Bradley Giveaway Registration

This very exciting free blogger event will run from November 19th at 12:01am EST – December 2nd at 11:59pm ET.

Join this upcoming giveaway event for free! Thanks to the generous host and sponsor Giveaway Promote.

You will have a chance to get a free link of your choice.  And 1$ for every additional link.

All you need is to do 3 simple things:

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This means more follows for you.

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Jelly with a twist

Gratify your sweet tooth with this easy to make Jelly with a twist.

A fellow expat introduced this to me.  I loved it immediately.  It is not the usual jelly that we buy from the grocery.  It looks like maja-blangka, but it tastes like ice cream at the same time. I have attempted to bake, cook, or make sweets before.  I failed most of the time.  But this one, I nailed it! That’s according to my husband and he is super blatant about what he thinks of things.  So I was so happy.  I want to share this with you. I used Mr. Gulaman, which my sistah has sent via EMS.

Jelly with a twist


1 sachet of Mr.Gulaman (any flavor will do)

6 cups of coconut milk

2 cans of condensed milk



1. Put 6 cups of coconut milk in a pot.  Bring it to a boil in a low fire. Stirring constantly.

2.  Add in the condensed milk.  Heat the solution for another minute.

3.  Gradually pour in Mr. Gulaman. Continue to heat it until the solution has already thickened.

Nota Bene:

Make sure that you are using low fire all through out.  Constant stirring is essential to make sure that Mr. Gulaman is totally dissolved, and to make sure that the solution at the bottom part of the pot will not get burned.  Do not use the ready-packed coco milk from the grocery as they have preservatives although their ads say otherwise.  Go green! Help coconut farmers.  Buy grated, freshly squeezed coconut milk.

Here it is…. 


Treat your loved ones with this. And let me know what you think about the recipe.