Dancing while Cleaning? Join the Pine-Sol Cleaning Dance Challenge!

June 14, 2019 0 Comments

Routinary work may bring us some dull moments. But we can also spice it up by putting some humor and playfulness into it. One example is cleaning, a daily chore, which can be made a little less harder and more enjoyable by adding some dance moves into the cleaning routine. For some, cleaning can even be another form of exercise.

Getting a thorough clean is hard work. It’s time consuming and requires a certain level of concentration and skill. This is true of anyone who juggles home land work life whether you’re a working mom, one who stays at home, a dad who helps his wife with the household chores or a single person who owns his or her own condo unit. It’s a dreaded chore, which we cannot escape as it still needs to be done.

Pine-Sol, a brand of cleaning essentials we trust, suggests a simple formula to make cleaning a lot more pleasant:
a bucket of Pine-Sol + a splash of effort + a few drops of fun + a gallon of heart.
As for me, I also want to add to the formula a small amount of sacrifice for love to make it an expression of love for myself, family, relative and friends.


Cleaning with Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner helps a lot in making cleaning and tidying up more enjoyable. It is effective in cutting through grease, grime, and dirt, while leaving your surfaces germ-free, smelling fresh and fragrant.

Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner can be used to clean hard nonporous surface of the house and workplace—from floor tiles, walls, stove tops, countertops, and glass.
 

To make cleaning extra fun and rewarding, Pine-Sol Philippines brought the Pine-Sol Cleaning Dance Challenge from the US. I invite you to join the PINE-SOL CLEANING DANCE CHALLENGE and get a chance to win exciting prizes.

To submit your entry:

1. Go to Pine-Sol Dance Challenge page www.pinesol.com.ph/mycleanmoves/

2. Verify your e-mail and submit your entry on the website. Your Pine-Sol dance photo should showcase cleaning any part of your home with any Pine-Sol variant

3. Upload your entry on Facebook upon receiving validation and add the official contest hashtags #PineSol and #MyCleanMovesPH. Make sure your post is in public setting.

Exciting prizes await the winners: a BOSE Bluetooth Bucket Speaker, BOSE Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers, and BOSE Wireless Earphones. The 10 most liked and shared posts will also receive 3-month Spotify subscription each.

Contest runs from June 5 to 30, 2019 and winners will be announced on July 12, 2019.

To know more about Pine-Sol,you can visit their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PinesolPhilippines/. For the full mechanics of the Pine-Sol Dance Challenge, go to www.pinesol.com.ph/mycleanmoves/mechanics.html.

Pine-Sol is available in leading supermarkets and retailers nationwide. It comes in longer-lasting scents - Original Pine, Lavender Clean, Lemon Fresh, and Sparkling Wave.

Back-to-School Shopping at National Book Store School

June 01, 2019 0 Comments

We are halfway through the year once again! Time really flies and this June, my eldest daughter will go to school for the very first time. I am excited for my daughter at the same time nervous of this new phase our family will experience. I can't believe that my husband and I will say hello to another adulting milestone again!

So after fixing her enrollment, I went school-supplies shopping. I was so giddy to go back-to-school shopping as I reminisced my younger years when my sister and I would go from aisle to aisle in search for the best school supplies. It was the one of the best memories of my childhood.

As soon as I stepped-in National Book Store, our go-to bookstore, I was so amazed at how it gives the same happy feels and good vibes but in a more organized manner. I was so surprised to see that back-to-school shopping is now very easy and convenient most especially to working moms like me.




I loved that National Book Store created a Back-to-School zone, which was very easy to locate, that literally has all the back-to-school supplies your child needs in just one place. There was no need for me to go around the bookstore looking for items. Everything was well organized, labeled and categorized even according to the grade level or type of supply (e.g. paper, art, coloring materials). There was even a checklist of school essentials made available for moms to refer to.


I also loved that they have all the items your child needs in school. They have a good roster of quality and trusted brands. They even offered several options that will suit different types of budget.

National Book Store Finds
My favorite find is the Grab and Go packs as it is a no-brainer for me. It has all the items needed at a discounted rate. It makes shopping very fast and convenient for me. It even offers an added value for the customer which is additional savings.

Must-Buy Items
Aside from the usual school supplies, the products that are essential for me and my kids to have are the hygiene kits and anti-dengue packs. The hygiene kit includes a hand sanitizer, alcohol and even soap while the anti-dengue pack contains a mosquito repellent and mosquito patches. These are very essential to keep us healthy and to prevent us from getting ill or to spread contagious illness to others.

 
Back-to-School Shopping Tips

1. Shop early. Don't cram or shop the weekend before the first day of school.

2. Have a list ready. Check with the school what items are needed to be bought to avoid forgetting an essential item.

3. Consider shopping during the weekday instead of a weekend.

4. If they are old enough, bring your kids and let them choose their own school supplies. One of the fondest memories I have as a child was school supply shopping - when I had to go through all the notebooks, test pens and pick colors of scissors etc. Your child will surely love the experience and it also lessens the problem of your child not wanting the design or item you chose.

5. Remember the previous year's experience. How many times did you buy an eraser or a folder? What school supply did you not have then but needed it? Include the items and quantity in your list. Stock up on items that are always needed.

6. Buy in bundles as items become cheaper when bought in bulk or in sets.

7. Shop with a mom friend so you can exchange tips and best buys.




Aside from shopping for your child, you may also opt to help the less fortunate by donating to Project Aral. All you need to do is to buy a Project Aral Kit for only Php30 and give one child in need of some school essentials.


Head to National Book Store now and do your back-to-school shopping ahead of the others. They have a Back-to-School zone where everything back-to-school related is placed strategically. They want to make it fast, easy and convenient for us by offering complete, quality and affordable Grab and Go bundle packs. Back-to-school shopping need not be expensive. National Book Store has a wide range of quality product options for every price point and budget.




#MomFinds: Japan-standard Quality Home Essentials from Asvel

May 30, 2019 0 Comments
Aside from being moms, we are homemakers. Whether we’re a stay at home, a work at home or a working mom, managing the home is another major item on our list. While homemaking is yet another responsibility to take, it becomes enjoyable because of the many home essentials we get to choose and use.

When it comes to home essentials, we want to make sure that we use only those with topnotch quality, function and design. That’s why I got excited when I found out about Asvel, a brand from Japan offering an extensive line up of kitchen essentials. Of course, we all know that products from Japan are really good when it comes to quality and functionality. I also learned that celebrity mom Kris Aquino uses, loves and trusts the Asvel brand.

Asvel’s products include airtight rice dispensers, compact and stackable lunchboxes, leak-proof water bottles and pitchers, vacuum-insulated mugs and tumblers, dish and utensils rack, airtight canisters, food drawers, oil and condiment pots, and kitchen waste bins.

Asvel Compact Lunch Box

My favorite Asvel product is the compact lunch box. It’s ideal for both working moms who bring food to the office and SAHMs who prepare baon for hubby or the kids. It’s also a must have for every family getaway.



The compact lunch box has two stackable compartments perfect for storing rice, soup or  a viand. Its compact design makes it easy to bring when traveling as it can easily be packed and stored. Additionally, this lunch box is microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe, which makes it easier for moms to reheat the food and clean the lunch box.


Asvel Vio Pitcher

Another perfect addition to our kitchen essentials is the Asvel Vio Pitcher. It can store 1.1 or 1.6 liters of either hot or cold liquid. What’s great about it is it has a space saving yet stylish design that allows no spill or leaks.


It’s also easy to grip, open and close even when held only by one hand, so it’s really convenient to use especially for moms who love to multitask at home.




Asvel products make homemaking a lot easier and fun especially for millennial moms. Check these quality home essentials now at their flagship store in The Podium Mall, SM Home, The SM Store, Rustan’s, National Book Store, Noteworthy, Robinsons, Wilcon Depot, MakeRoom&More, Shopee and Lazada.

Celebrate Easter with your Family in Resorts World Manila

April 17, 2019 0 Comments

The joyous and blessed season of Easter calls for a celebration. A special celebration that is best spent with the people who matters the most - our family. It is a season that reminds us to continue to hope in the Lord and let Him shine forth in our family and in our very own lives.

To celebrate, my family and I will visit Resorts World Manila which offers plenty of activities and entertainment options this Easter.

Resorts World Manila (RWM) aims to help families create perfect bonding moments this coming Easter weekend with an array of wholesome activities and staycation options.


Families with kids aged four to 12 may join the Easter Builders’ Playland at The Plaza in Newport Mall from 10AM-6PM. Entrance is free for guests with a P2,000 minimum single-receipt purchase from any Newport Mall shop or restaurant. Receipts from any RWM signature restaurant will also be honored. Only single receipts from transactions dated April 13-21, 2019 will be honored, and each receipt admits one child and one adult.

Kids and their families can enjoy play building activities and sponsor booths all day, and be treated to a special magic show and friendly competitive games from 4-6PM. A special appearance from Dora the Explorer and Boots will surely delight young fans.

RWM signature restaurants have seafood selections throughout the Holy Week, and for Easter Sunday lunch, families can have their pick of the wide array of restaurants in RWM to celebrate the holy occasion. Café Maxims has a delightful selection of Easter-themed desserts and breads such as a giant “Benny Chocolate” egg, Easter cupcakes, Easter egg surprise, rabbit buns, and chocolate hot cross buns.


Families spending the Holy Week in the city can avail of the special summer promotional rates at select RWM hotels and enjoy the easy accessibility of St. Therese of the Child Jesus parish church where they can fulfill their religious obligations.

Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City (HIEx Manila), Belmont Hotel Manila, and Savoy Hotel Manila have special package rates for enjoyable stays at excellent value. RWM hotel guests who are checked in between April 20-21 are also entitled to free passes to the Easter Builders’ Playland. Receipts from dining outlets from these hotels that meet the date and purchase amount requirements will also be honored.

RWM members may pre-register for the event via the RWM Mobile App from April 8 until April 14 and receive a special gift. Early registrants must still present a qualifying receipt when claiming their passes and gift packs at the Easter Builders’ Playland registration booth.

Newport Mall at RWM will be open from 10AM to 12 MN on Palm Sunday (April 14), 12NN to 12MN on Holy Monday until Maundy Thursday (April 15-18) and from 10AM to 12MN on Black Saturday (April 20) and Easter Sunday (April 21). The mall will only be closed on Good Friday (April 19).

Download the RWM Mobile App free on the AppStore and GooglePlay or visit www.rwmanila.com for updates on RWM Holy Week offers and events. Call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (632) 908-8833 for inquiries and reservations.

Babies and Kids Sale by Baby Company

April 14, 2019 0 Comments

My go-to baby store, Baby Company always comes up with promos on a regular basis. But aside from offering big discounts, what I like most about Baby Company is how they reward their loyal customers - the Mom Card holders.


For this month of April, Mom Card holders get a free emoji powerbank with a minimum purchase of Php3,000 in participating Baby Company boutiques. In the past, I was able to avail of other freebies such as the portable fan, mighty tumbler, umbrella and even an air purifier by simply shopping for my babies' needs.

I am also very delighted to know that the on-going Babies and Kids Sale this month of April includes some of my favorite brands such as Fisher Price and Chicco.


Aside from the frequent promotions, what keeps me going back to Baby Company is the very accommodating and warm staff. They are always ready to help out, assist and answer my questions. They are also very keen on suggesting new items that they have in store.

Here are some items that are on sale. Discounts range from 10% off to as high as 50% off. The discounts are also offered from small baby essentials like teethers to big ticket items such as strollers.


My top picks from the Babies and Kids Sale are:

1. Fisher-Price Newborn to Toddler Rocker


2. Attipas shoes


3. Chicco Good Night Bear


Luckily, I was able to avail again of a freebie - the emoji powerbank since I shopped in the Baby Company boutique in SM Fairview and presented my Mom Card. Other participating Baby Company stores where you can avail of the emoji powerbank promo are the ones located in SM Aura (Level 3), SM Megamall (Level 2, Mega A), Power Plant Mall (Level 3), SM Cebu (Level 3) and SM Seaside Cebu (Level 2, City Wing).


The Babies and Kids Sale is happening until April 30, 2019.

Never miss a good shopping opportunity! Follow Baby Company via its social media accounts below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babycompanyph/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babycompanyph/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BabyCompanyPH

Three New, Innovative and Energy Efficient Appliances from Whirlpool

April 12, 2019 2 Comments

As millennial moms, we are very lucky to be exposed to a lot of modern gears and technology. Gone are the days when we have to worry that a certain appliance is causing the spike in one's electricty consumption as appliances now have become more energy efficient. They even specify how much electricity they consume and can even prove the savings consumers can get.

Whirlpool and Excellence Appliance Technologies, Inc. (Exatech) recently introduced three new products in the Philippines. These products are not only revolutionary in terms of its cutting edge and unique features but also in terms of energy efficiency. The Whirlpool appliances got a seal of approval for being energy-efficient from no less than the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).

Here are the 3 new, innovative and energy-efficient products from Whirlpool:

MWP 305 Vancouver Microwave Oven
Made Not Just to Re-Heat Food

This microwave oven is built with an integrated handle and touch-screen design. which makes it easy to operate for first-time users. It has a 30-liter capacity including the grill and steam function that makes it flexible for all types of cooking needs.


Bloomwash Inverter Plus Washing Machine
Made to Thoroughly Clean Even Nasty Germs

This washing machine is powered by a Zen Direct Drive Inverter Technology that allows a quiet yet high wash performance and ensures high energy savings. It has a Hot Wash feature that heats up water up to 45 degrees Celsius to remove different types of stubborn stains and allergens. This feature was even proven to lower the bacterial count after just one wash cycle by laboratory testings.



Quattro French Door Refrigerator
Made to Store More Food and Keep it Fresh

This refrigerator is equipped with Whirlpool's patented 6th Sense Technology that enables it to maintain the optimal environment for food stock. The Fresh Lock automatically adjusts temperature to maintain the freshness of fruits and vegetables while the Freeze Lock reduces freezer burns. It also has a FlexiFreeze compartment that allows the user to select from three different temperature levels depending on the food to be stored.

"We are happy to see that Whirlpool is always warmly welcomed here in the Philippines. The products are meant to increase the comfort and security of every Filipino. It's our goal to provide energy efficiency along with the high quality performance that Whirlpool has been know for over 100 years." says Mr. Blanco Wong, Whirlpool Southeast Asia Managing Director.

The latest Whirlpool Microwave Oven, BloomWash Inverter Plus Washing Machine and Quattro French Door Refrigerator is now available to the public through all leading appliance stores nationwide. Visit www.whirlpool.com.ph for more information.

Don't you just wish to have these products in your very own home?