Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Memond!

I woke up early this morning to cook all meat spag and chix cordon bleu for hubby. He wanted something "haba-haba" on his day for long life daw. Hehehe. I also lighted 3 candles which symbolizes his 3 decades of living. Wala lng para my i-blow sya khit wla pang cake. Hehe.
Actual celebration will be on Nov 3 together with the Samonte Family :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I Love You Award

Thanks Joy for the love. I love it!

Link the person who started this award. Link the person who "LOVE" you . Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading). Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link to them. Let each person know they have been "LOVED" and leave a comment on their blog.

Spreading the love to my entire blogroll. Please feel free to grab it :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cup Cake Rush

It was all about rushing when I semi-DIYed cup cakes for Tammy's 7th Birthday last Friday (Oct 17) . Two days before the party when Ate Rona finally decided to have the cup cakes as dessert and souvenir.

I only have to days (or I may say hours since I go to office 8:30AM - 7:00 PM) to scout for nearby suppliers and purchase for packaging materials. Lunch break was all I have to attend to this. I don't have any idea where to buy these stuff since I am not yet into baking. Thanks to an officemate who provided me weblinks were to find baking needs.
Wednesday (Oct 15) was for suppliers scouting. Thursday (Oct 16) was for buying the supplies, packaging materials preparation and a bit practice. Btw, the thank you labels were scrap materials from the invitations I make. Hehe. Friday (Oct 17) was for assembly. I woke up at 6AM and was able to finish whipping the cream (thanks to my blender that made me work fast-it worked!), decorating and packing the ready to eat 40 cup cakes fresh from groceries at around 7:30 AM. Fast for a first timer I guess. One more thing, I was not late at the office. *Wink*Wink*

Below are some snap shots of the semi-DIYed cup cakes that I consider as a success. Guests find them adorable and cutie :-)

I guess I'll made them better if I was given enough time.

My family and relatives were wondering how I did the cup cakes for they know that I don't yet have an oven. Hahaha. Ate Noli was even telling me that I shall make it as another business. Why not? Hehe.

Supposedly these should be arranged in a 3-tiered cake stand but they are charging us P500 corkage fee so we just ended up distributing them around the cake :-(
See Tammy's Aurora costume? I am prooud to say that it was made by my mom. Galing noh? Sayang lng they forgot to bring the peticot.

This is my family plus the 2 kids of my cousin Doan. Missing in action? Our hubbies - they are all at work.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Post 1: Extra Spices

Extra Spices is my other side, it talks about my passions in life. This is were I will share with you the my crafts. Basically my dishes, kitchen, uRinvited and some clothings I made myself.

I hope you'll find time to visit. See yah!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I heart your blog

Thanks Sheryll for the award.

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The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you have nominated.

Previous awardees: Mabelle, Prily, Ate Norma, I Love Philippines Too, Shenga, Nova, WebbieStuffs, Nancy, Webloglearner, Pinay Wahm, and My So Called Life, Let’s Spice Things Up, Beauty and Shop, Idealpinkrose, allin, kimchiland, Korean Food, The Paper Vision, Embrace Simplicity, Me and Mine, A Window To Our World, A Grateful Heart, Can of Thoughts, A Mother’s Stuff,, MommaWannabe, Lourdes Mia, Praning’s Shoutout, When Silence Speaks, Etc Atbp, Aeirin’s Collections, Life is What we Make it, Underneath It All, Cellulitic Bliss, 100% Kelly, C'est La Vie, Our Family Adventure!, As We Face Forever

I am passing this award to Sharlyn, Wheng , Joy , Eds, Trinity, Mari and Jammy

uRinvited: December Blast

December is fast approaching as we all know it's not only all about Christmas, reunions it also the peak season for weddings.

I never thought that I'll be ending up making four confirmed wedding invitations this December. Not bad at all since I am not yet really promoting uRinvited, it is still in the process of conceptualization, how I will go about it, etc. etc. This made me quite busy and silent in blogging. Hehehe.

Below are my booked weddings, production status, snap shots and some stories to share.

Dec 10: Kenneth - Anne Jerine

I blogged about this sometime Sept and yes . . . I was able to close a deal without even meeting the couple. Transaction was made via SMS, email exchange, LBC and thru my sister.

Since Jerine (bride) is my sister's colleague, I asked her to have the 80 pcs invites delivered last Wednesday. 1 wedding done. :-)

Dec 11: Juan Carlo - Brenda

Brenda was inspired with the wedding invitation I made for Janeth so she wanted me to make hers too. She wanted the same style as Janeth's - Classic wrap with an accent. Brenda is a sister of Belle who was a guest at Aris - Janeth's wedding were Aris is a BIL of my officemate. Dami links noh? Hehe. Like Kenneth and Jerine, I guess I'll not have the chance to meet the couple.

I just finished and got invite mock up approved. The 70 pcs order will make my weekend busy.

Dec 19: Jon - Meann

Jon is Carol's (officemate) brother, she was asked to be sponsor their invitations. For christening and wedding invitation needs here at the office they ask for my services. Hehe. So instant client :-) I guess I won't be able to meet this couple too.

I am done with the mock up, just waiting for the other details. They wanted to have same design as Kenneth and Jerine's using green-red-pearl motif instead.

Dec 27: Dexter - Grace

This couple are my friends since preparatory, elementary to high school days. Grace is one of my "friendships" and Dexter is my art buddy together with Sonic. They are one of my longest standing friends. Though we parted schools in college, we still continue communicating and seeing each other. We know each other from head to toe. Hehehe. We never thought that the two would end up together. I am really happy for them and exicted on their forthcoming wedding.

As a wedding gift to them, I'll be rendering my service and materials for free. They even voluntered to help me make the invites. The two are also good in art crafts, they will be a good help for sure and will fast track the production.

To all my Dec wedding couples . . . thank you for entrusting uRinvited your invitations. Congratulations and Best Whishes!