Pasko Sa Agosto 2017

Our favorite month is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway! This time a number of my mum blogger friends decided to revive our giveaway caravan, Pasko Sa Agosto {Christmas In August}, which we hosted last 2013. It is a collaboration amongst Filipino bloggers as a way of saying thank you to our blog followers and supporters. Very timely, if you ask me, since I have been planning to host a giveaway for our birthday month, anyway. ^_^

Pasko Sa Agosto Giveaway

I am giving away this lot of planner supplies:

  • A TN {traveler’s notebook made from vegan leather} with a kawaii Eighth Note charm
  • 2 inserts {1 of which is blank}
  • 2 Sticker Sheets {which are too cute I want to keep it for myself! :D}
  • 2 Teardrop paper clips
  • A set of pencil colors
  • A clock stamp
  • 12-pc oil pastel
  • A small notepad
  • A bunch of writing materials

Joining our giveaway is easy-peasy. Just take note that this is open to our Facebook followers only, so make sure you like our Page now if you haven’t already! Simply click on the Facebook button on our sidebar to go to our Facebook Page.

Giveaway Mechanics

  1. Share this post on Facebook. Make sure to set your shared post to Public
  2. Tag our Facebook Page ~ @Mumwrites
  3. Tag 3 of your friends and use the hashtag #PaskoSaAgosto2017 and #MumwritesGiveaways
  4. Comment on this post with the link to your Facebook share. You can share as much as you want, just make sure to not over-share so Facebook won’t mark you as spamming. Leave one comment for each share you posted to make your entries count.

Here’s a sample entry:

For additional entries:

Do not forget to leave a comment for each follow {include the account name you used to follow our pages}. If you follow all our 3 social media pages, that means you will leave additional 3 comments on this post.

Terms + Conditions

  1. This giveaway is open to our Facebook followers only.
  2. Giveaway runs until 31 August and the winner will be drawn on 04 September.
  3. The result with be announced on Facebook and the winner will be notified through our Facebook Page.
  4. This giveaway is not, in any way, connected to Facebook, Instagram, or the brands included in the prizes.
  5. Unfollowers and unlikers will be banned from entering our future giveaways.

For more chances of winning, do not forget to visit the other blogs co-hosting the Pasko Sa Agosto Giveaway Caravan:

I will wait for your entries, then. Good luck, mums! ^_^

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Tips + Tricks On Pursuing Your Passion Without Breaking The Bank

I strongly believe that we should not stop pursuing our passions even now that we are mums and have to take care of so many things {and people}, all at the same time. And because we have to look after so many concerns, all the more that we have to take much-needed breaks and pursue activities that are not only great for passing the time but also ideal in nurturing our inner child and our soul.

Sharing with you a few of my passions in life and some tips and tricks on how I manage to pursue them without spending too much moolah:

Yoga + Meditation

Some would spend too much and enroll themselves in the gym to practice yoga. Since the old yoga center I used to go to has closed down, I had no choice but to practice at home with my trusty yoga mat as my companion. For newbies, there are many educational videos on youtube you can watch to learn how to do yoga, or other form of exercises, in the safety of your home.

In the same manner, there are also many instructional materials online on meditation. Personally, I absolutely enjoy Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience and have been doing this for a while now. What’s even better is that I do not need to spend a cent in enjoying this. I just registered on the site and wait for their free 21-Day Meditation Experience, which usually comes about 2-3 times in a year, and enjoy meditation when it is out! It even has an app version, so you can do your meditation practice with your mobile device. You can download the Meditation Experience app on Play Store here.

Calligraphy

I am a total newbie in calligraphy and have been wanting to learn more since last year when I discovered all these awesome calligraphy accounts on Instagram. Most workshops are costly and this mum can spend the money on other necessities, so when I heard that they are offering free basic calligraphy workshop at the SM Stationery Art Festival last summer, I just knew I had to attend. A minimum purchase earned me a slot at the free workshop! What got me even more excited is that Meeya Cruz of Calligrafriends PH was teaching calligraphy that day. I love her work and I have been following her for awhile. I have also joined their Facebook group and am just in awe at the many calligraphy works members share there. I tagged along my sister and the little man to this event at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall and was even lucky to be chosen as one of the winners to get Faber-Castell freebies! 😀

We absolutely enjoyed our experience that we even joined their Journaling Workshop at the SM North Edsa run of the Art Festival, where we got to learn some journaling tips from Abbey Sy.

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Sanicare Unveils Their New Brand Ambassador + Baby Care Product Line

The Sanicare Hygiene Care Circle event held at the Makati Diamond Residences last July 25 was an afternoon of fun, learning, and new discoveries for this mum and the other mum bloggers invited. Apart from learning nifty DIY’s and handy kitchen and beauty tips, we were also introduced to the complete line of Sanicare products, including the latest selection of Baby Care products.

My DIY mason jar ~ decorated it with jute strings, a blue ribbon, and letter stickers that spell out my little one’s name

To get first-hand Sanicare Hygience experience, participating mums were asked to check out each of the stations available for that afternoon’s activities. Our first stop was the Baby Care Station manned by fellow mum blogger, Sarah Tirona, who shared cool baby care tips and this awesome DIY project, where we prettified and decorated mason jars with ribbons, jute strings, stickers, and other decoration. I opted for the chic jute strings, a blue ribbon, and letter stickers that spelled out my little one’s name. It is perfect for Jared’s knickknacks and now holds some of his favorite Lego mini-figures.

a nifty Baby care hack from mum blogger, Sarah Tirona, using a shoe organizer as a catch-all for your baby’s stuff

My favorite hack from Sarah is using a shoe organizer to stash your little one’s stuff, like toys, feeding bottle, diapers, wipes, and other items. This is so handy especially when you are out on the road so you can have all of your little one’s essentials in one place. You can easily hang this at the back of the driver’s seat while traveling.

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