Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just Another Yesterday {Day 23: 365}

Where has the pinkmother gone?

Oooh how i miss journaling! Did time pass me by? Another blink brings me to March. Unbelievable how time swishes from now to tomorrow. Surreal, but today will just be another yesterday.

So, how have your yesterdays been?

I'd love to know.

Apart from the bliss of moving ahead, our life in retrospect is always worth going back to...

As for me, my past month -- in random order of appreciation -- looked something like this:

 ♥buying trip with hubby...{giddy for the new collection}♥

♥brainstorm sessions with the creative team for the first of summer trunkshow (!!!)♥

♥new layout for online shop now up♥

♥organizing my girls craft nook♥ 

♥getting my fat thighs back to the gym♥

♥sweetness from my only son♥

♥summer trip planning & hotel scouring on the net {foreverrr!}♥

♥getting a visit from Pastor Sam...{blessings in human form}

♥fabric stashing for my first swimsuit creation! {yipee}♥

♥Numbers App on my iPad...{why oh why did it take me so long to give in to you?!}♥

♥giddiness over a thrifted designer document bag...{ funny how it gave me 30% extra power to do more things }♥

♥my yllana turning 9 & my girls newfound love for boots & boho♥

♥and a new set of heels to go running in for the coming busy months♥

That's it so far. Would love to hear how yours have been. 

bliss♥, pinkmother 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Random Resolutions {Day 22: 365}

Today, I suddenly woke up with an instant punch of motivation after getting pretty much inspired with this Mom of  i♥organizing and how she keeps her life & her home so neatly organized. And so I figured out that if I wanted to stay START being organized, I'd rather begin by getting my 2012 resolutions in place. After all, its still the 1st month of the year, right? So I guess this can still be counted in as a decent New Year's Resolution list? And hey, its a Friday, my favorite day! And the 13th -- my lucky number! Geez. What a perfect day to start my 2012.  

And speaking of perfect days, just today too, I'm greeted with 5000 views! 5000, yes. That may be a speck  in the professional blogging sense but to me who started this online journal having just 3 solid followers in mind (my daughter Yllana, my solid fan Alex & embarrassingly, myself!), a thousand views is pretty much something already to me. Five times more, a blessing. So, to those of you who bothered to click despite busy days, or well, out of sheer boredom...Thank You. But seriously and truly, I am just humbled & proud all at the same time. ♥

So, yes, perhaps this must be just the perfect day to start my 2012, claim my year and get my life resolutions in place. In no certain order of preference, nor importance, nor priority. But resolutions just waiting to be ticked off one day at a time.

So here it is, drumroll please, 
My Random Resolutions for 2012! 

{get to know my Silhouette better}
{make better homemade cafe lattes}

{pump up my scrapbook area} 
{pump up my scrapbook area & actually scrap!}

{spend more time with my Tata (those close to my ♥ will know who this specialperson is!)}

{conquer my "micro-phobia" & sing with my BFFs in videoke ( resolution since birth!)}
{move more}
{eat less eat healthy}

{organize boxes of a lifetime worth of unfiled photos}
{organize my closet}
{convince hubby to build me a better closet}
{out with the negative, more on the positive }
{run 5k with Uno}
{listen more}
{speak less}
{buy a yoga mat}
{buy a yoga mat & DO YOGA!}
{big prints of Mr. Ts best shots on our living room}
{Mr. Ts best works on a hardbound compilation}
{be even just a % as organized as this woman}
{revive & set up online shop for my baby pickledpink}
{seriously update SOULs online shop}
{consistently make fresh apple | carrot | tomato juice for the kids each morning}

{smile more}
{unbox a 2 year old trivia game & get to play it with girlfriends}
{less facebook | less twitter}
{more time to visit inspiring blogs like this. and this. and more.}

{more girl talks with these two}
{less days on the computer}

{more days to open my bible}

{more pages filled in my gratitude journal}

I could go on and on with these random resolutions. 
But that's going to bore you for sure.

So, I'm simply summing up this year's resolutions into words I could live by. 


Less. Yet More. Simple. Yet Better. 
last year's: 

Let me close by inviting you to join me in my journey and walk along with me thru these simple words. 
Or recreate your own and enjoy each step of the way in getting nearer and nearer to your goals.

However way you choose to walk your 2012, let me know. 


Sunday, January 08, 2012

SOUL Lifestyle | Blogger's Soiree | Runway Show. {Day 21: 365}

Still on a frenzy from yesterday's 1st ever Bloggers Soiree hosted by our retail brand SOUL Lifestyle & put together by SOUL's new Social Media baby Farrah G.

For this awaited soiree, I channeled the pinkmother in me and found total bliss from personally tying dotted ribbons on the media kits to creating those beautiful placecards & adding posh with my no-fail black velvet runner♥

{i've always found excitement in dressing up tables & having the reason to make use of all my ribbons & beautiful scrapbook papers..I guess if I wouldnt be in fashion retail, I would be somewhere else assisting Martha Stewart!}

At a little past 1pm the fashionable side of me started to be stunned as YourLivingMannequin, kweshiedoodlesconfessionsofaglitterati and CDO's thehandmadeturban -- Fashion Bloggers from the South began strutting in their lustful heels.

Sans heels however, Wilson and Pat -- the duo behind SyleZodiac were uber cute in their 
stylish pairs of oxfords & booties!

I swear it was simply inspiring for a 30ish like me to be surrounded with all these young, passionate, fashionably dressed bloggers! 

Who wouldn't be...
gracing the afternoon,
it was impossible NOT to be infected with their passion.
Theirs is the kind of passion that draws, one that goes deeper
 than the mere surfaces of fashion & blogging, 
the real inspiration to -- as these two say it -- simply go & chase your dreams♥ 

The chats plus the sweets buffet at Chocolatier seemed never-ending but off we had to go to the sweetest highlight of the afternoon -- 
the Bloggers Styling Challenge and Meet & Greet at Soul Abreeza!

 heels vs flats.
me with the bloggers + farrah g on our way up to SOUL...{easy to spot the fashion bloggers vs us the non bloggers eh?}
 It was pure delight to see their readers -- especially Cheyser's & our dear SOUL shoppers flock to the shop -- all fashionably dressed to personally chat & have a photo with their favorite bloggers!

{winner of the Styling Challenge: Steph Chu  & Kyrie of kyriekouture }

To sum it up, it was one awesome afternoon...

wrapped up & made even more fabulous with frontrow seats to the Runway Show: 

for a preview of SOUL Lifestyle's 2012 Collection 
{styled by Davao's sought-after designer Popoy Barba}

I just loved how Popoy showcased the deep blues & blacks + feather & leather necklaces! 

And guess what I loved most of all? Conquering my fear of walking the runway IN HEELS to grace the curtain call for SOUL's Collection!!!

Applause please, as I managed to reach the end of the runway despite wobbly knees
and ultra-deafening heartbeat, haha. I'm sure dear hubby Jun was just as nervous as I was!!!

Hmmm, the things I do at 33. After all, LIVE YOUNG, as Aidx says.♥ 

and with this long post, I'm closing by grabbing the chance to say 
thank you to the one person who chooses to
LIVE YOUNG with me.
Mr.Tupas, thank you for leading our path. 
Business-wise. Family-wise. Marriage-wise. 
I'll forever walk hand in hand with you♥

and to the Man Up Above, thank you thank you thank you 
for forever surrounding me with so much inspiring people in this life.
You know who you are...and you know I ♥ you.