Celebrate Love Month at the Newly Opened Bistro Group Restaurants

February 10, 2020 0 Comments

Give a hint to your hubbies where to bring you to celebrate Love Month by sharing these newly built Bistro Group Restaurants slated to open in time for Valentine's Day. The best thing about Bistro Group? They have a restaurant for all types of craving you might have.

Steak-eating, food-loving Makati cowboys and cowgirls are in for a “yeehaw” dining experience since Texas Roadhouse opened its new home in Greenbelt 5. Hand-cut steaks, fresh – baked bread , made from the scratch sides , fall-off-the-bone ribs… YUUUUUM! These are what TEXAS ROADHOUSE has to offer. 

Pizza and pasta
ITALIANNI’S Bistro’s concept that has been synonymous to great Italian-American food good enough for sharing and fitting the Filipino manner of feasting, opened its 21st branch at the new Ayala Malls Manila Bay. Now, more people can have their share of salads, pizzas, pastas, and other dishes that promise an “Amore di Merrier” dining experience.

Spanish cuisine and wine
BCN by Las Flores is now open at the 2ndLevel of Conrad S Maison. Enjoy tapas, paellas, jamon, chorizos, pescados, corderos and seafood platters, meticulously prepared by Spanish Chef Alfredo Rodriguez. BCN also has a Wine Room that houses over 100 wine labels. 

Happy food
TGIFRIDAYS, which recently turned 25 this December, is hotter than ever! Opening its 25th store at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay this February, fans and foodies will get to enjoyburgers, classic ribs, fajitas and other bestsellers people have loved since day one. 

Burgers and ribs
Relive those rockin’ memories as HARD ROCK CAFÉ rocks Glorietta Mall even harder in February. It sure will be a popular go-to destination for live music, merchandise, memorabilias and American comfort food. Have a fill of its legendary burgers, hickory smoked ribs, chicken and pork dishes, a great way to enjoy a lunch or dinner date, anytime of the day. 

Sushi and ramen
WATAMI JAPANESE CASUAL RESTAURANT is also opening this February at the new Vista Mall Nomo (North of Molino) in Bacoor. Treat yourself to sushis, sahimis, ramen, tempuras, aburi, and pork and chicken katsu sets. 

It promises to be love-filled months this year at all Bistro restaurants, so be there and celebrate relationships and life! Happy Valentine's Day mommies and daddies!

Have you met SALLY? The New Mobile App of Puregold

February 10, 2020 0 Comments

In the early days of 2020, Metro Manila commuters, while stuck in traffic, saw billboards about a certain SALLY. The billboards, spotted on EDSA, C5 and in Commonwealth, sounded like someone is need of SALLY. All the while I thought it was a marriage proposal or something. 

So who exactly is SALLY? SALLY is a coined term for Shopping Ally. This is what the newly launched PUREGOLD MOBILE stands for. Taking the grocery shopping experience to the next level, the app was designed by Puregold and Globe Telecom to adapt to consumer’s evolving needs and to keep pace with the technology in offering a better way to shop.

With PUREGOLD MOBILE, cart-less grocery shopping is now possible. Simply scan the barcode of the items that you want to purchase. When you're done, await confirmation.

Using the app allows you to skip the long lines in the cashier checkout. The assigned pickers and baggers will put together your basket, while you wait. Or you can come back to pick up at a later time. The app gives you the convenience to do other things instead of hauling around a cart and falling in line.

Another feature of the app is that you can reorder products from the Order History. This is ideal for all negosyantes or SMEs (Small-to-Medium Enterprise) who need to replenish stocks. It is also perfect for moms who buys a monthly stash.

You can also get real-time responses about order status and other grocery-related inquiries through the ASK SALLY in-app chat.

PUREGOLD MOBILE also offers flexible payment methods. You can choose to pay cash at the store or use your credit/debit card. GCASH option is also available.

The quest to find a solution to make our lives easier continues on a daily basis. When it comes to grocery shopping, Puregold believes that there's always a better way. With PUREGOLD MOBILE app, everyone has now access to their very own shopping ally, their own "SALLY".

PUREGOLD MOBILE is available for download from Google Play (for Android users) or the App Store (for iOS users) starting January 31, 2020. So download this must-have app for moms now!

Make Her Feel Loved with Special Flower Arrangements from Flowerstore.ph

December 12, 2019 0 Comments

Year after year, we give gifts with the goal of making our friends, family and special someone feel loved and appreciated. But because of the busyness of the holidays, we find ourselves stressed out thinking of what special gift to give. Often times, we usually think there are lesser and lesser options available.

But that is not true! For me, one gift that will surely be a sweet and delightful surprise is a gift of flowers. It is available all year round but sometimes people think that it should be only given during anniversaries, dates or during Valentine's Day. This should not be the case. 

Flower bouquets are great gift ideas specifically for the special women who made an impact into your lives: your mom, mother-in-law, godparents, colleagues and friends. Flowers have that classic effect of making women feel honored and valued.

I received a sunflower bouquet from the Flowerstore.ph recently and it really made me feel special. I was smiling from ear to ear the moment the delivery man came, during the time I was opening the box, while I was holding the bouquet and feeling like a beauty queen, up to the time I transferred it to a vase. It even made me smile days after as it was still a beautiful sight to look at. 

Flowerstore.ph, the Philippines’ #1 Online Flower Store, allows you to send a beautiful bouquet or a thoughtful gift to your loved ones for as low as P399 with free same-day delivery. There is no need to  brave the traffic or wait in long queues. Ordering can be done easily, anytime, anywhere.

Oh and who says gifts should be expensive to be memorable? Enjoy Flowerstore.ph’ Biggest Christmas Gift Sale on December 12 and save up to 80% off on their best selling floral arrangements, gift baskets and special Christmas collection! Don’t miss the opportunity to show how much you appreciate, for much less!

Enjoy a hassle-free payment through cash on delivery, credit card, bank deposit, bank transfer or PayPal. Flowerstore.ph has a wide delivery coverage including Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Davao City, Taytay, Cainta and selected areas in Antipolo.

Wondering what to buy? Check out some of Flowerstore.ph’ best selling flower arrangements and special Christmas gifts that are on sale:

Make Me Blush
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From P1,999 to only P1,212 including free delivery
Amore Box
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From P1,999 to only P999 including free delivery
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From P2,499 to only P999 including free delivery

Pink Blush
50% off on December 12
From P1,699 to only P849 including free delivery

50% off on December 12
From P1,999 to only P999 including free delivery

Christmas Tree
55% off on December 12
From P1,999 to only P899 including free delivery

Everlasting Love Box
68% off on December 12
From P4,999 to only P1,599 including free delivery

Sweet Greetings Christmas Treats
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Sugary Season Christmas Treats
55% off on December 12
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Beauty and the Beast Rose
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Lovely Reindeer Christmas Wreath
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From P1,999 to only P699 including free delivery

If you want to check out more items from this special Christmas Collection, click here!

What are you waiting for? Make someone smile today with a special bouquet & gift!

Kiddie Me Time is The New Mom-Child Bonding Time

December 10, 2019 0 Comments

Playing with our kids is an essential task parents should always make time for. In my little growing family, we make sure to allot kiddie me time bonding on a daily basis most especially on weekends.

My eldest daughter loves to sing, dance, play-pretend, draw and paint. In all these, I make sure to watch, join or simply be there beside her when she wants me too. Out of all the activities she likes doing, painting easily became our favorite mother-daughter bonding moment. Maybe because it is a chill activity that allows conversation and connection.

I am amazed at how our kind of play and games level up everytime. Sometimes, I would hear her say, "That's for babies" and "I am not a baby anymore". I can't help but be a bit emotional to see her grow so fast. But it also gives me so much joy to see her as an active, well-rounded and talented girl.

Good thing, I discovered the perfect food supplement, Fern Kiddimin, that makes sure she has all the essential nutrients she needs as a growing and active girl. It keeps her mind and body to always be in an energized, healthy and cheerful disposition.

FERN Kiddimin is an orange-flavored food supplement syrup which contains essential vitamins and amino acids (chrorella, taurine, and lysine) for kids. These essential nutrients help bring out the best in every kid.

FERN Kiddimin equips kids with a well-rounded nutrition:
  1. To support mental quickness, it has Taurine and Vitamin A. 
  2. To help stimulate a healthy appetite,it has Vitamin B Complex and Lysine. 
  3. To strengthen bones and muscles, it has Vitamin D. 
  4. To assist in growth, it has Chlorella. 

Check out #FernKiddimin to see how it can help improve the #FernKiddiminute in your family. It is available in selected drugstores nationwide such as Watsons, Southstar, Rose Pharmacy, St. Joseph Drug, Negros Grace Pharmacy.

#MomDiscovery: Downy DETERGENT

October 07, 2019 0 Comments

Downy D-E-T-E-R-G-E-N-T. Yes, you read that right. Our favorite fabric conditioner brand, Downy, now has a detergent. For millennial mommies like me who swears by the astounding efficacy of Downy as fabric conditioner, this announcement of Downy having a detergent line is great news as it finally completes our laundry essentials.

Millennial moms love the new Downy Detergent

The first time I heard about the Downy Detergent, a question popped into my mind. Do I still need to use Downy Fabric Conditioner with the new Downy Detergent? After researching, I found out that the answer is a big YES!!! Why? Simply because a fabric conditioner works differently from a detergent. A detergent cleans and removes dirt while a fabric conditioner softens, freshens and prevents color fading and stretching of fabric.

So, what is it to love about the new Downy Detergent:

1. Downy Detergent effectively removes dirt making clothes sparkling clean.

2. Downy Detergent has perfume boosters that ensures long lasting freshness.

Those pink merengue looking beads are the perfume boosters!
3. Downy Detergent has a superior cleaning formula and a fragrance of perfume that mixes well and works efficiently with my favorite Downy Fabric Conditioner.  Downy Detergent is the most compatible cleanser for the Downy Fabric Conditioner. Using both results to extremely clean and fragrant newly washed clothes.

With the new Downy Detergent, I am more than excited to do our laundry. But during days when you feel challenged to do it, here are some tips I would like to share to make laundry time an enjoyable and productive time.

My newly washed clothes that are sparkling clean and smells so fresh!
1. Schedule your laundry day. Anticipate toxic days or weeks. Schedule it at the time you would be more available to do so. Should you expect a very loaded week, try seeking third party help such as laundromats.

2. Prewash stained clothes. Heavily stained clothes should not stay in the laundry basket to dry. It would be better to pretreat stains the moment the clothes get it. It would be easier to remove new stains by prewashing it than a stain that has completely dried out for days.

3. Sort your laundry. Combine like colors to avoid accidental staining and discoloration. Combine similar clothes and fabrics too in order to easily identify the machine setting to use (gentle for delicate clothes; strong for jeans and heavy fabrics).

4. Prepare the garments. Close the zippers, unfold the sleeves and pants, close the velcro snaps and empty the pockets. This step will prevent delays or accidents in washing the clothes.  

5. Use a compatible detergent and fabric conditioner. I suggest for you to try the NEW Downy Detergent and the Downy Fabric Conditioner for a sparkling clean and really good smelling clothes that can last.

Rainy Season Laundry Hacks

August 02, 2019 9 Comments

It is the rainy season once again and for most of us, it has been quite a challenge to keep our newly washed clothes from having the kulob smell. It may be due to a number of reasons like drying indoors and washing clothes at night. Without the help of Mr. Sun, our newly washed clothes usually end up smelling bad as clothes tend not to dry properly. It can be very frustrating as we still have a million tasks in our never ending to do list. Most of the time, we or worse our family members end up using the kulob-smelling clothes and we are very much aware that it is not at all a good and healthy practice. Moms should be the first one to say no to kulob-smelling clothes.

Here are some hacks I personally tried to have fresh smelling clothes during the rainy season:

1. Wring the Clothes Properly
If you are handwashing your clothes, it would be great to squeeze most of the water from the clothes before hanging them. I usually even ask my husband to help me wring the clothes as he can do it better than me.

2. Hang Clothes in A Highly Ventilated Area
After washing, hang clothes in a highly ventilated area most especially when you hang it indoors. I usually support it with electric fans to speed up drying.

3. Use a dryer

You may also consider investing on a clothes dryer that is fast-drying. This way, it really ensures that the water in the clothes have been removed. Sometimes, I go to the laundromat to utilize their fast-drying machines.

4. Always Put a Fabric Conditioner that can #KabogAngKulobFabric conditioner does not only make clothes soft. Downy Kontra Kulob, fabric conditioner has 20x antibac power that removes the kulob-smelling germs. It also guarantees the clothes to have long lasting freshness even when dried indoors. When I discovered this, I was truly amazed with how effective this is. Now, I am too dependent on Downy Kontra Kulob to fight-off bad smell. When I use, it is like my clothes dried during the warm heat of the summer - no kulob at all.

5. Be Patient with the Drying Process
Don't rush the drying process. During the rainy season, clothes drying require a longer time. I even make sure not to put damp clothes in a hamper or closetI usually touch the seam and the thicker parts of the clothes to check if it completely dried out. 

What about you? What are your rainy day laundry hacks?