18 October 2014

Barbie and the Secret Door... with a Secret Workout!


I get excited for my children (I'm not sure if they themselves do!) when there are new animated movies that are coming out soon. Now that they are bigger, we could all watch in the cinema as a family. Or just watch at home on our TV when we didn't get the chance to go out to the mall.

Barbie and the Secret Door, and other previous Barbie movies, were no exceptions. My youngest, Cayla, who's three years old, likes Barbie the best. 

This movie is about Princess Alexa, a princess who prefers to stay in her room and read stories, all day and all night, if she could! She doesn't like to speak in public or attend functions where there are other people, as part of her duty as a princess. I think she's shirking away from her responsibility, but she was described as shy. Alexa then discovers a secret door to a magical world, where she needs to face her insecurities and be the hero.

I could relate a bit to Alexa since I am very shy, I like to read, and I hope to be whisked away to a magical world. The pretty dresses are a big plus! Could a Barbie movie be without a change of outfits? Of course not!

The songs in the movie (yes, it's a musical!) are like pop music, very upbeat. Whenever Cayla watches Barbie and the Secret Door, she always forces asks me to dance with her. No one's watching so I give it my all, haha! So it has become my secret workout! ;-)

Do your kids like Barbie? Have they watched Barbie and the Secret Door?

10 September 2014

My Hyperthyroidism

I will miss you, my figure.

I like a slimmer figure, who doesn't?

But, I know I'm sick, I need to see the doctor, to take medicine.

I have difficulty sleeping at night. I get tired very easily. There's swelling on my neck. Some say my eyes are bulging.

Yes, I display symptoms of hyperthyroidism. I was diagnosed in 2004, if I remember correctly. I was so thin back then. 

Since I got pregnant with my third baby, it was normal, until now. She's almost three years old. I went to the doctor and I was prescribed medicine again. The doctor wondered what triggered it.

I guess it's goodbye to a slimmer figure. But it's better for my health.

If you display the symptoms below, then you also have hyperthyroidism.

But, you have hypothyroidism if you display the signs below.

I snapped these at my doctor's office.

27 August 2014

Creative Market Graphics, Fonts and More!

Part of having a blog is the fun of being able to design the look yourself. If you are a frustrated designer like me, this is your chance! I enjoy putting together fonts for the header and sidebar headers, the background colors or the background image and graphics to represent my categories or my blog elsewhere.

There's a wonderful website I go to for new and cool fonts, unique backgrounds and lovely graphics. Every week, there are three products that are available for free download on the site. There's also a bonus of three more on their Facebook page. Isn't it cool?

Even if you cannot download the ones you really need for free, the prices are very reasonable. You can mix and match the elements and create brand new designs.

For example, if you're having a DIY wedding, this set is perfect for the invitations or save-the-date cards, or even a wedding blog:

Click on the image below to see what Creative Market has to offer.

Disclosure: I'm a partner of Creative Market.

18 August 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy and my kids

Sunday is family day. So one Sunday, my hubby, the kids and I trooped to a mall in Makati to watch Guardians of the Galaxy. I am not into sci-fi or space adventure kinds of flicks, so I had no idea what to expect. I saw a trailer of the movie once, but I understood nothing. I don't even know it's derived from Marvel comics.

On the screen, I saw a boy sitting on a chair and listening to his walkman using earphones. I thought it was another trailer. Turns out, the movie has already started. 

Although it's obvious that there's a bad guy who wants something the good guy has, and that this something is a weapon that could eradicate a whole planet, which the good guy has to keep away from the bad guy to save the galaxy, the reason why was a little deep since it's about politics, not honoring the treaty, unlikely friendship and personal tragedies. And I don't think my kids could fully comprehend the full story. 

All they see could be a cute raccoon, a funny moving tree and men & women in skittles-colored skins. Although these could provide a good entertainment, the movie was rated PG for reasons: the script, and of course the violent scenes. The actors say words that I don't want to hear from my innocent children's mouths, for example, st*pid, idi*t, and more. Did someone say b*tch? And there was blood!

I had to say, Nebula was pretty even if she's blue, bald and a villain.

It was good while it lasted, but I wouldn't want my little ones watch Guardians of the Galaxy again. Even the sequel? Yes!

08 August 2014

Lysol Antibacterial Hand Soap In Pink

I have been using Lysol air freshener and surface cleaner for quite sometime now. Just a little of the products goes a long way, therefore, points for cost efficiency.

My Mommyology had a Lysol giveaway and I won a paper bag containing its products. I am now using the Lysol antibacterial skincare hand soap in the bathroom.

It is packaged in a 225 ml bottle with an attractive, feminine design. It smells of flowers. I think the floral scent is a tad strong, though. The liquid is quite thick, so, a drop of the hand soap is already sudsy. I usually use half a pump. There are also other scents that I would like to try.

I like that it doesn't make the hands dry no matter how often I wash my hands. This encourages hand washing as it's an effective way to prevent spread of germs.

Have you tried this brand of liquid hand soap? What did you think?

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