Category Archives: ETC

Events, activities, and anything in between

Happy birthday to my princesses!


Hi!  I’ve neglected this blog for more than a quarter because of the big move we made last July.  The whole family is now here in Canada.  Although I have some scrapbooking stuff with me, I think Mr. Mojo was left behind.  I’m still waiting for him to come follow me…so while I’m still adjusting to a much colder climate, looking for a real job and waiting for Mr. Mojo, I am taking an official break from scrapbooking.

However, I hope to continue blogging regularly and share with you some of the layouts I made before we left the Philippines.   Since it was my girls’ birthday a couple of weeks ago, I’m sharing these pages I made for each of them.


My eldest turned twelve  last September 27 and we had fun celebrating her birthday at a park just outside Winnipeg.

“Gaby, may the good Lord bless you with good health, good fortune and good life!  May you be a blessing to others always. ”


My baby Alexa turned five last October 1 and it was a joint celebration at the park.  This kid is such a girly girl, so “kikay” to the highest level.

“Alexa. may you realize that you are beautiful inside and out.  Nothing artificial will make you more beautiful than being a warm hearted, kind and generous child of God.”

Till the next post!  Tata!


Featured Member @ Webster’s


I was so happy to know that I was a featured member at Webster’s  Inspire Me  site a couple of weeks ago.  Almost missed it I tell you!   Webster’s Pages is one of my favorite scrapbook brands.  They come up with very sweet, romantic, nostalgic and beautiful designs every time!  Love love them!  Thanks for the feature, Webster’s!

This is the most recent page that I uploaded in my Webster’s Inspire Me Page:


Photo Credit: Pompom A.

After taking a longer look at it, I changed the base to this: 

The shaped Webster’s layout popped out, right?  More dramatic…

Materials Used:  Mostly Webster’s Pages except for BG base paper, MR bird chipboard, local brand rub-ons, pearl brad, fabric leaves  & lace, MM bling & metal round embellishment, Colorbox ink  and  MS puncher.

This is one of my favorite photos of me and my girls.  They’re really my dream come true!  

Watch out for more of my Webster’s Pages! *wink*

A New Look…




Do you like what you see?  Was able to tinker the features in WordPress during the long break and decided to change the look of my blog.  This is nicer, more vibrant, fun,  just like me, don’t you agree?  I’m still trying to find out how to change the header with the specified size.  Hope I can do it successfully soon.  In the meantime, I love how this looks and I might leave it as is, let’s see.

Speaking of new look, XOXO has also been re-vamped with a new sexy, foxy look.  Fit for the lipstick chicks like us.    Want to be our October guest designer?  Visit XOXO now to know how.  


Bags of Love


Christmas is just around the corner and as early as now, we have to plan ahead especially in our gift giving.   Start with the list of the lucky people you want to give gifts to.  Then, decide on the budget per person or per family.  Scout around for the perfect gift as early as now.  Of course, it would be doubly special and perfect if it’s well thought of and prepared  ahead of time, wouldn’t you agree? 

I’d say, “personalized” is the way to go!   Surfing the net one day led me to this awesome site…

They make perfect gifts that would last a lifetime.  A memorable and fun way to remind the receiver of the people they love.  Look at these…and drool…

From cute and beautiful purse…

…to blankets and pillows filled with their fab photos!

Here are perfect gifts for her…

and for him…

…including stuff for your favorite nephew or godchild!

Can’t think of the perfect anniversary gift for your spouse?  Bags of Love has thought of that too!  Check this out…


Everything’s perfect for our own pleasure too.  From bags, to photobooks…from photobox to puzzles…to a canvass print of our favorite photo even.  More precious than a Picasso, right? (…and they’re on sale too!)

Endless possibilities you never dared imagine but they did!

Bags of Love is based in UK but they ship all over the world.  So, what are you waiting for? Order now!

Don’t be caught with the Christmas rush.

Looking Forward…


…to great things in 2011! I’m still not getting over the feeling of excitement, anticipation, hope and sometimes fear too of things happening this year! God only knows but we’re claiming they will be awesome!

Thinking about it made me list down the things/events that I should look forward to this year. Let me share some of them in no particular order:

1. Asian trips in March and June…tickets have already been purchased but no hotel bookings yet!





2. Planning to return to Boracay during lean season…waiting for seat sale;

3. Higher production goal since we surpassed last year’s figures (ugh!) and with God’s grace, we will succeed and meet the goal again;
4. One to One and Victory Weekend (with God’s grace nothing will stop me from this);
5. Final steps/documentation regarding our migration;
6. Better household because we will have a new pair of kinder, hard-working, smart, God fearing, harmonious, cooperative house angels this month!
7. Healthier family…healthier me (please let this be a realization before the end of 2011!);
8. 60+ new scrapbook pages inclusive of the Disney Album I’m finishing (I’m retaining my “1 lay-out/week” goal plus some…can’t promise more tsk tsk);

Here’s one of last year’s lay outs that’s too cute not to share:



9.  More DT assignments and scrapbook features and wins (if only I have the time and more courage to apply hehehe);

10.  Alexa’s first time to go to pre-school.  Hope she’ll enjoy it.

My list goes on and on but I’d rather not post all of them lest you think otherwise of  me haha.  

So, how about you? Care to share yours?

Week 38: Girls just wanna have fun!


Last September 24, the Adobo girls converged again to celebrate the birthdays of our September celebrators (and my birthday too which was last June hahaha…and my BFF’s last August ;o). We had a blast spending the day scrapping, scrapshopping, chitchatting, eating…and…and…spending most of the time having silly poses in front of the camera! I tell you, it was a fun, instant photoshoot…here are some snapshots which Pia and Liza took!

Thanks Liza for editing these!

The shabby chic interiors of our favorite LSS, Lasting Impression has a lot of perfect spots for this shoot!

What a day indeed! Even my daughter who had to tag along enjoyed it (even if we ignored her the whole time hahaha)! Can’t wait for another one soon!

Happy Birthday Alexa!



We have waited 7 long years for this little girl to arrive.  Our happiness can’t be contained when God finally granted us with another great blessing 3 years ago!  God is really amazing!  Thank you, Lord!  Continue to shower Alexa with good health and happiness always!  May she grow up to be a good Christian, responsible citizen and a strong-willed but kind hearted soul and be rewarded with an exciting and wonderful life!  Love you, our sweet & kikay bunso!