Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy 11/11/11!

I was trying to be cute when I took this picture.
Little did I know that it was a sign of things to come.

M and I started the day by reading these books:
Ang Mabait na Kalabaw
Go Baby Jaguar
Daniel and the Lions
Once Upon a Potty

Had breakfast... Checked emails... Made calls...
Then it was off to the bankS to settle stuff...
Oooh, the Soderno @ Molito Tent is up.
Can't wait for the Soderno Nov 18 Opening!
Boy was it hot!

Walked over to Jollibee for a quick lunch.
I decided to try the Jollibee Chicken and Mushroom Pasta.
Hmmm, can you guess the taste by the appearance??? LOL.

Rushed off to a seminar that shall not be named!
Staff: The Seminar starts at 2:00pm. You are 8 minutes late.
Me: But the traffic was terrible and I travelled so far!
Staff: Be early next time. You need to fill up the forms BEFORE 2:00pm.
Me: Can I submit the forms now and just attend the seminar next week?
Staff: No. Come back next week.
Me: Grrrrrrrrrrrr...

Dropped by SM and bought a few stuff.
Oh yeah, it was still super hot outside!!!
Who said 11/11/11 was a lucky day???
Yes, I was still on Grrrrrrrrrrrr mode....

 Decided to cool down with a Serenitea Okinawa Milk Tea
50% Sweetness with Pearl and Panna Cotta
Ahhhhh... Things were beginning to pick up...

Now THIS reaaaaallly made my day!

Got home just in time for Skype with H.
Had breaded chicken for dinner.

Watched the kids while they were at play.
Z fished out this hammering set from the "parked toys" area.
Suddenly, this old toy was cool again.

Ended the day by putting M to sleep.

11/11/11 is part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge... I'm quite happy that
my documentation for 11/11/11 turned out a lot better than last year's and the year before's.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Setting Up a Home Management Notebook System

Sometime during my first year of marriage, I ran across Simple Mom's Home 
Management Notebook System. I didn't think much of it then as it was just H 
and I. However, now that we have a toddler in the family, there's a real need 
to be more organized with the way we manage our home. 

In a nutshell, a Home Management Notebook is a home version of a work 
planner. It's most useful for:
- Work At Home Moms: there's the challenge of getting work done at home
- Homeschooling Moms: the home has to function as the kid/s' school too
- Large Family Moms: the home seems to need more organization when there's 
  more than 1 child around
- Busy Moms: the moms who manage multiple projects at any given time  
- Organizing Junkies: for those who want to do things just because 

If you're interested in setting up your own Home Management Notebook 
System, here are some free resources that can help get you started:
* A Bowl Full of Lemons has an inspiring reader challenge
* First Day of My New Life provides a useful list of printables  
* Design Finch also provides free printables

The family's big move is now set. The storage box sitting by the door is a physical 
reminder that big changes are on the way. I pray that I can continue on with my 
work at home set up; but I am keeping myself open to all the opportunities of my 
new home. If you haven't guessed yet, setting up a Home Management Notebook 
System is my current mental and emotional blankie. Better and brighter days up 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pinterest is so addicting!

Lately, something has been keeping me up late at night... It's that offbeat little
site called Pinterest! Pinterest is a virtual pin board that allows you to organize
and share all the interesting stuff you find online. Talk about eye candy; Pinterest
has got me dreaming and drooling for good eats, exotic locales, beautiful clothes
and more!

And it's not just me!!! Apparently, it's now Techcrunch worthy =)

If you think it's all look and see, well, there are people out there who actually
challenge themselves to create stuff they find on Pinterest.

If you're looking for something new to do or if you're feeling curious about
what people elsewhere are doing, drop by Pinterest and be amazed at what's
happening around the globe.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

05 Nov '11 Manila Virtual Assistant Seminar

Whoopee! Pinay Mom Adventures is nearing it's 100th Post! As a way of celebrating,
I decided to pay it forward by giving a short sharing at the Nov. 5 How to be a Virtual
Assistant Seminar. Yes, I attended this Seminar last April 2010 and have been a Work
at Home Mom since then. Who would have thought huh?

And yet, I could not help but feel excited by the new insights gained from the Virtual
Assistant Seminar. New tools, new approaches and new friends. Thank you Jomar,
staffers and attendees; I had a blast! See you all online!

If you missed the Nov. 5 Virtual Assistant Seminar, you may want to check out the
online version here:

Image courtesy of Jomar Hilario