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Simple things I want to do this holiday season

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Christmas will be in a month’s time and I feel so excited although my finances aren’t. LOL. Anyway, since I have this Christmassy feeling, let me indulge in my excitement and just list down some simple things I want to do this holiday season.

Shop at Divi – It has been a while since I have last visited Divisoria. I think it was about four years ago – when I was still single. I kinda miss the unbelievable deals, the tempting buy-in-bulk arrangements, and the TAWARAN moments. I think I even miss being stuck in a crowd of shoppers too. I want to go Divi-shopping again – if hubby would let me.

Cook crispy pata and kaldereta – When I was younger, we used to have Crispy Pata only once or twice a year – and that’s Christmas and New Year. Now, hubby and I are having it more frequently (and that’s actually a bad thing). Anyway, I want to cook the perfect Crispy Pata for hubby and my mom. For Papa, his fave Kaldereta or perhaps Nilagang Baka would be perfect.

Make Leche flan and Tiramisu – Me, my daughters and my sisters go gaga over sweets and I’m pretty sure they’d be delighted if I could prefer these. I can make the Tiramisu well but I’m still trying to “perfect” my Leche Flan because hubby tells me that those I made before are too sweet.

Go on a road trip – I know, I know, we took a break just a month ago and we were lucky to not need any rv repair after we got lost and we ended up in Batangas when we were just supposedly headed to somewhere in Tagaytay. But hey, road trips and getting lost can be fun sometimes – especially when you see a lot of new things on the way. I wanna try getting lost somewhere in the northern part of Luzon or somewhere down south.

Go to church altogether – We (hubby me and the kids) haven’t attended a Christmas Eve Mass with my family (Papa, Mama and siblings) before and I hope this Xmas, we can do that…

Get a make over – I want to get a hair rebonding and have it colored with a noticeable tone too. I want a manicure and pedicure – and perhaps a new set of clothes. I’m actually very inspired because I’ve lost three inches on my waist 🙂 weee!

(More to come)

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Dealing with stretchmarks

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Do you have stretchmarks? How do you deal with having these “body scratches”? I remember how bad I felt when the terrible stretchmarks started to show during the last trimester of my first pregnancy. So to stop feeling sorry for myself then, I always told myself that I should just ignore how horrible those stretchmarks looked like because having stretchmarks is a common thing among women who get pregnant – and even those who just gain or lose weight. Back then, I was also convinced that I can just find the best stretch mark cream and bid goodbye to the marks in just a few years.

Before I got to try creams and other stretch mark solutions however, I got pregnant again – with twins. As expected, my stretch marks got worse. They were longer and wider – and they spread like “fire” on my bottom area. Only after I successfully gave birth to my darling twin girls did I realize the extent of “damage”. I got horrible stretch marks at the back of my knees, on my thigh, on my butt, and on my tummy.

Today, almost two years after my twins were born, I still have a fairly positive view on having and dealing with stretchmarks. I still wear short shorts, and dresses whenever I want to. Yes, I still mind my stretch marks and I’m still looking for effective creams and lotions that would make them less noticeable. I also still think positively – and by positively, I mean that I believe that after several years, those stretch marks would fade and lighten – and that there will come a time when these marks will not be as visible as they are right now. I have also learned to embrace the fact that these marks will never disappear completely but it doesn’t really matter because the fruits of my pregnancies which brought these marks are worth all these.