GUEST POST: DIY Candy Buffet Preparation Checklist

DIY Candy Buffet Preparation Checklist. (Photo Credits)

DIY Candy Buffet Preparation Checklist As you all know, our little blog’s newest section is its Do-It-Yourself Parties – a very useful resource if I may say for us practical happy pinay mommies. That is why I am so thrilled when fellow writer Wendy Dessler of OutreachMama got in touch with me to share with…
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Easy Tofu Tokwa Recipes Under P100.00

Looking for Tofu Tokwa Recipes Under P100.00? Here is a list! (Photo Credits)

If you want to serve your family a protein-rich and nutritious dish without having to resort to meat – either for health reasons or to help save on expenses, the best way to go is to cook tokwa or tofu based dishes. Apart from being nutritious, Tofu and tokwa are really easy to cook, and…
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Eight ways to save when you have a newborn baby

8 Ways to save when you have a newborn baby

Expenses pile-up when you have a newborn baby. From the pre-natal check-ups, pre-birth shopping, to hospital expenses, it is really easy to break the bank especially when the budget has not been thoroughly planned. Once the baby is born, expenses continue to accumulate. From his basic needs, to monthly check-ups and immunizations, up to other…
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Where to buy Fabric for Curtains in the Philippines

Buy fabric for curtains in the Philippines

If you are looking into doing DIY curtains to save up on money, or purely to have an outlet for your creative homemaking prowess then this post is for you. I have earlier written about where to buy curtains in the Philippines (both for physical shops, and online stores) but I understand that some of…
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Where to buy Curtains in the Philippines

Where to buy curtains in the Philippines.

  Where to buy curtains in the Philippines. (Photo Credits) If you are looking for cheap curtains in the Philippines then this post is for you. There are a lot of places to get cheap, but good quality curtains in Manila and i have listed here some of the places that you may check out….
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Local Banks with deposit savings accounts for kids in the Philippines

Banks with deposit savings accounts for kids in the Philippines

It is Christmas time and most of our kids will most likely receive an “aguinaldo” in the form of money from their god parents, relatives and even family friends. You will be surprised because when you pool those crisp bills they got, they can more or less open up a savings account for themselves. And…
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How to Make Homemade DIY Fabric Conditioner in the Philippines

How to make homemade DIY Fabric conditioner in the Philippines. (Photo Credits) https://www.flickr.com/photos/privateale/

  My regular grocery shopping list usually comes with a big pouch of my family’s favorite fabric softener. Lately though I want to venture on making my own homemade version, not only to save on costs, but also to be more gentle on our trusty washing machine. You see, according to Engr. Google, the black…
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Where to Buy Cheap Nebulizers in the Philippines

Where to buy cheap nebulizers in the Philippines. (Photo Credits) httpswww.flickr.comphotosshoppeolina

Having a nebulizer in the home is handy especially if one of your kids are asthmatic. If you are looking for an affordable yet effective nebulizer for your child then this post is for you. I have compiled a list of places where you can buy nebulizers at a cheaper cost. I have included as…
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Filipino Lumpia Recipes under P100.00

Filipino Lumpia Recipes under P100.00

Lumpia is one distinct Filipino food that is both delicious and economical to make. It is so distinct that my hipag tells me, this is what is usually being requested  as potluck contribution from pinoys whenever there are gatherings in the US. Anyway, for families who are trying to stay within the budget i compiled…
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Where to buy cloth diaper sewing materials and supplies in the Philippines

buy cloth diaper sewing materials and supplies in the Philippines

Looking for some supplies for your Do-It-Yourself cloth diaper sewing project? Wondering where to get sewing supplies or materials for this? I compiled a list of some of the places where you can buy your DIY sewing supplies needs. Where to buy cloth diaper sewing materials and supplies in the Philippines 1. Divisoria — sewing…
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How to make homemade Dishwashing soap in the Philippines

homemade Dishwashing soap in the Philippines

As a follow-up to my recent post on natural and DIY homemade detergents, here are some DIY dishwashing soap recipes that make use of ingredients available in Philippine supermarkets. While most recipes that you will see in the internet call for ingredients like washable soda and essential oils, I am glad to let you, my…
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How to Make Homemade Detergent in the Philippines

DIY detergent recipes that I have discovered, experimented on and tweaked a bit so as to conform to what is available in our local supermarkets. Recipes for natural homemade detergent in the Philippines

When the DIY, nauralista and frugalista bugs bite us, we would like to try out homemade versions of everyday stuff that we use. Moms like us use laundry detergent all the time, and I am sure, I am not just the only one wondering if I can make a natural and homemade detergent in the…
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Where to Buy Flannel Fabric for Cloth Wipes in the Philippines

buy flannel fabric for cloth wipes in the philippines

If you are a cloth diapering mama and you have seen the benefits of using cloth on your baby, then you will mostly be swayed at one point to use cloth wipes as well. Most cloth wipes in the market though are imported, and are expensive nonetheless. That is why when you ask any experienced…
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Quick, Easy, and Cheap Filipino Dessert Recipes under P100.00

quick, easy, and cheap Filipino dessert recipes under P100.00

  As most pastry chefs say, “life is short, eat dessert first,” and so we mommies, no matter how budget conscious we may want to be, have to set aside a little extra for an added sweetness in our life. Hence I thought of compiling a list of some quick, easy, and cheap Filipino dessert…
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Natural DIY Baby-Safe Insect Repellent Sprays

Natural DIY Baby-Safe Insect Repellent Sprays

It is Dengue Season once again, and one of our major concerns is not the non-availability of repellents, but where to get repellents that are effective and safe enough for babies and very young kids to use. I have compiled some homemade mosquito and bug repellent solutions that you may want to try making in…
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Where to Buy Katsa or Flour Sack Cloth in the Philippines

Buy Katsa or Flour Sack Cloth in the Philippines

It is a common question of some Cloth Diapering Mommies. This is because time and again, we get advice as well as comments from middle-aged mommies, and the elderly who may have used cloth diapers on their children, that this is the time-tested fabric for cloth diapering. But what is Katsa or Flour Sack Cloth?…
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Seven Filipino Recipes Under 100 Pesos

Seven Filipino Recipes Under 100 pesos

Hi everyone! One of the biggest challenges every homemaker faces is budgeting the family’s resources. The food and grocery budget remains to be a sizeable chunk of our monthly expenses and the reality is that we have to balance good nutrition and affordability of the meals if we want to stay financially on track. I…
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Seven Areas Where you can Recycle Water used in Washing Cloth Diapers

recycling water used in washing cloth diapers

  Hi mommies! Some of us are affected by the epic water interruptions that span for at least 24 hours to four days in straight in some areas. And as they say, once we lose something, that is when we get to see its value. Hence calls for water conservation and long term solutions to…
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Eight Ways to Lower your Meralco Bill

Ways to lower your Meralco bill

The electricity bill remains to be a sizeable chunk of any household’s monthly budget. And why not? During summers one cannot help but turn on electric fans and aircons to an almost 24/7 basis. For us moms, when the kids scream “aircon,” we can do nothing but turn that a/c on again, and tell ourselves…
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Happy Pinay Mommy Weekly Meal Plan for August 10 2015

Weekly Meal Plan August 10-17, 2015

Hi Mommies! Sharing with you our meal plan for the week. Certainly hoping this  is no too late to help you with your weekly meal preparation and grocery shopping. As busy moms wanting to prepare good food for the whole family, we all have to be intentional when it comes to planning our meals for…
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Ongoing Cloth Diaper Sales and Promos in the Philippines – Part 2

Ongoing Cloth Diaper Sales and Promos in the Philippines Part 2.

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED PROMOS FOR MID AUGUST 2015 Hi Mommies, here is part two of the Ongoing Online Cloth Diaper Sales and Promos in the Philippines. These are Online and FB Cloth Diaper shops and does not include WAHMs or those in brick and mortar stores. If you haven’t read the first part of…
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Ongoing Cloth Diaper Sales and Promos in the Philippines – Part 1

Ongoing CLoth Diaper Sales and Promos in the Philippines

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED PROMOS LIST MID AUGUST 2015 It is but natural for us mommies to be on the look-out for ways to stretch our budget. As it is choosing to use cloth diapers is a great way to save already but cloth diaper sales and promos could make you stretch that peso even…
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Facebook and Online Cloth Diaper Sellers in Manila — Part 1

Facebook and Online Cloth Diaper Stores in Manila

Hi Mommies! For those who will be just starting out in their cloth diaper journey, one question has always been hanging on their heads? Where to buy cloth diapers, and who are the legitimate sellers? In Facebook and over at OLX you will see countless online stores peddling their cloth diapers, mostly china nappies. But…
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My Cloth Diaper Washing Routine

Cloth Diaper Washing Routine

Every cloth-diapering mama has her own unique way of washing her baby’s cloth diapers. As i have mentioned in my first post about cloth diapering, i am just a part time cloth diapering mama. Well, my baby mostly wears cloth, but not at night and in transit. Anyway, the aspect of washing dirty diapers was…
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Happy Pinay Mommy Weekly Meal Plan #1

weekly meal plan

Hi Mommies, As promised, ill be sharing with you my weekly meal plan to help you in your daily food preparation in the coming week. Ill try hard to post my weekly meal plan every thursday or friday, in time for your  your grocery shopping for the weekend. A few disclaimers though: Like what i…
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A Busy Mom’s Guide to Daily Meal Preparation

daily meal preparation

Hi Mommies! Suddenly just got inspired to post my weekly meal plans for my Little Familia. Me and some of the moms over at my facebook group are discussing about how to go about cooking when you have very young kids and do not have help at all. I just wanted to share my food…
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Legitimate Ways to Earn Money From Home

Legitimate Ways to Earn Money From Home

MOMMY RESOURCES A Stay-at-home Mom’s Guide to Legitimate Ways to Earn Money From Home Whether you chose to stay at home, in-between jobs, or burned-out at work, we Stay-at-Home-Moms would all want to bring in extra income to the household. But in these challenging times, how exactly can we do that? Here are six legitimate…
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Seven Ways to Save on Grocery Shopping

How to Save on Grocery Shopping

MONEY-SAVING TIPS How to Save on Grocery Shopping Grocery Shopping is one of the biggest holes in our little Family’s budget. Although I mostly have been successful in keeping within the monthly budget, I know in my heart I could still keep it down. I could still make wiser decisions in order to save on…
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Budget Friendly Summer Activities for Kids Part 2

Budget Summer Activities for the Kids

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Six Summer Activities for Kids that they will Absolutely Love As promised, here is the second installment of the Budget-Friendly Kids Summer Activities. This time we will be focusing on house activities that will guarantee hours of fun for the kidlets. Pretend Lemonade Stand – Just outside your house, set up…
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Budget Friendly Summer Activities for Kids Series

Budget Friendly Summer Drinks

Cool and Budget-Easy Summer Activities for Kids PART 1: Budget-Friendly Summer Drinks and Beverages for Kids The heat is on and summer is here. It is also vacation time so most of moms are now on the lookout for fun and budget friendly summer activities for kids that could pre-occupy the kids around the house….
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Meal Planning — a weekly ‘must do’

meal planning as a regular habit

Meal Planning continues to be one of my friday night or saturday morning rituals. i always want to make sure there is enough food and ingredients in the house for the rest of the week because for me, doing grocery errands in the middle of the week, is not just a hassle — it is…
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