Day in the Life of Candy
Well, technically, it was Angel who learned how to cook—and we taught her! She’s getting married this month and Ines (I’m pretty sure you remember her) had a brilliant idea of throwing her a cooking shower. We all brought out our favorite recipes to show Angel how to make them. Steph made a lovely cook book so Angel can recreate what we did last Saturday afternoon. It was super fun: food, drinks, and lots of kwento in between.
Here’s a little video I put together with scenes from the Cooking Show(er) as so aptly coined by Marla. (:
Got any fun and easy recipes to share? Leave a link in the comment area below!
In a perfect world, I’d get a blow out every day. Put on sunnies, slick on my brightest lippie, and feel like a celebrity. Haha but we live in the real world, and unfortunately, I have to do my own blow drying, which is essentially just me pointing the blow drier at my wet hair until it eventually dries.
But through the years, I’ve managed to find ways to keep my unruly mane, uh, ruly (?). Haha!
- Shampoo every other day. It sounds gross and it sometimes is when my roots get extra oily (dry shampoo to the rescue!). But I’ve noticed that my hair isn’t as dry as it was before I adapted this habit. My sneaky way to hiding my oily roots? Braids! I just braid my bangs to the side of my head and I totally look like I shampooed. Hehe.
- Products. I used to think that putting tons of product would help me weigh down my buhaghag hair, but really, what I was doing was just letting all the gunk pile up and clog my scalp. These days I go with a drop of serum right after I get out of the shower and scrunch it up all over my hair. This helps keep my hair nourished even with my constant use of heat tools.
- Regular trims. I always visit my favorite stylist at least once every two months to get a trim. Sometimes it’s just half an inch (especially now that I’m growing my hair), but I really think it helps keep my hair healthy.
What about you? How do you take care of your tresses? Are you thinking of doing something major to it? Let’s share hair stories!
I’m always excited about making things with my hands. From cookies to friendship bracelets to nail art, I’ve always been drawn to crafty things.
Last year, I joined a watercolor crafternoon with Life After Breakfast‘s Alessa Lanot. It was tons of fun so I was looking forward to joining another one. Luckily, last weekend, Alessa together with Hey Kessy‘s Mansy Abesamis had a rubbercut crafternoon at Fully Booked. Was so thrilled when Alessa signed me up (I kept forgetting to do it myself, haha!).
We each got a kit that included carving tools, rubber blocks, and paper.
We drew our designs on tracing paper so we could transfer it easily onto our rubber blocks.
Of course I had to make a cupcake. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to carve out those swirls for the frosting! Here was my first cut—I could barely breathe while carving!
I managed to finish it just in time.
And lookie! I also made one of my “brand” to put on my baked goodies. What do you think? I love that it looks a little rough and imperfect.
Here are two of my seatmates getting tips from Alessa.
And here’s my other seatmate who won with her awesome 3-layer friendship bracelet stamp. She’s the bracelet master behind Berry Books’ The Friendship Bracelet Book (do you have a copy?).
I had so much fun that I tried making another stamp while waiting for the coding window the other day. One of my favorite furry fashionistas (okay, my only favorite furry fashionista) in V-Day mode. So excited to make more!
What about you? What have you tried making lately? (: If you’re interested in joining crafternoons too, sign up here!
Whenever I’m having a bad day or not feeling particularly sunshine-y, I try to think of all the best parts of the day. Sometimes they’re just the simplest, most basic things in the world—like a warm shower on a cold morning—but they make me the happiest!
I find that when you are able to extract joy from these little things, you instantly feel better about yourself and slowly forget about whatever crappy thing happened to you.
Here are a few things that cheered me up this week:
Planning for another fun project that involves very cute boys. (:
Finishing an article after three different tries. (I hope you guys like it!)
Watching Beyonce reunite with Destiny’s Child—and doing live commentary with the Candy Girls, haha!
Remembering all the lines from Mean Girls. “On Wednesdays, we wear pink!”
Getting to watch my shows. So happy that Smash is back!
Having yummy sisig tacos after work. (:
Ending the week with game night with my barkada.
And finishing the weekend, learning a new craft!
What about you? What are you thankful for? (:
Does it ever happen to you? You’re intently concentrating on an episode of your favorite TV show and the perfect song comes on. You try desperately to listen to the lyrics, hoping to Google it later on or Shazam it. One of my favorite TV series before was Grey’s Anatomy, maybe mostly because of their song choices. I’ve given it up two seasons ago, but I still find myself listening to a lot of the tracks they’ve played on the show.
Here’s a short mix of some songs I’ve “collected” from shows I’ve been watching, some from The Vampire Diaries and Chuck, but a lot from Grey‘s. What about you? What TV show have you been getting awesome music from? Let’s swap tunes!
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