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Dirk Ludwig's Mom

♥ I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me Mama ♥

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Pirate Party for our Little Dirk Ludwig : Ahoy Mateys!

"This is my official entry to Bebengisms' Wooden Kiddie Stools Giveaway"
When our little man turned 1 year old last March this year, I was really very tight on my budget that is why I have not prepared a big party for him.  Like any other mom that will give the best for his kid, as early as now, I am starting to plan for the 2nd Big Day of Dirk.

Image from Web

As young as he is, Dirk has been a fan of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates”, A Disney channel show. He giggles and laughs every time he watches the show. He enjoys the journey of Jake with his friends in Neverland. That is why I decided a pirate themed party for him. Still a very tight budget but still I will try my very best to give him a memorable party.

The 30 pieces wooden basket will really fit his 2nd big day because:
• Will fit the pirate theme party because it is made of wood.
• Will help me save my budget 
(the money I will use to buy birthday souvenirs will be used to pay for the food and venue ☺)

 I want to share to you my unfinished DIY tarp design and party invitation for Dirk’s 2nd big day.

the invitation template ♥

the tarp design ♥

To all my readers and friends, I encourage you to join the Giveaway by Ms. Denise sponsored by Wooden Kiddie Stools and a lot more. Join now! ♥

Friday, October 11, 2013

Interesting Read # 4: Leading a Life of Good Influence

Here is another management digest i want to share to all of you, this is about Lading a Life of Good Influence. This article is by the famous John Maxwell.

In the classic Christmas film, It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is given a tremendous gift:
the opportunity to see what life would be like without him. As he wanders through a world that
has no memory of his existence, George is dismayed by the plight of his friends and family. Devoid of his influence, their lives lack the warmth and richness he is accustomed to seeing. As George struggles to come to terms with his bleak surroundings, Clarence, his guardian angel, sums up the lesson that he hopes George will absorb from the experience.

3 Basic Truths about Influence

1. Everyone has influence.
There's no denying the influence one’s life has on the world. In fact, sociologists tell us that even the shiest introvert will influence 10,000 people over the course of his or her lifetime. Our lives shape the people around us in profound ways. Whether we intend to or not, we affect others through our influence.

2. We choose the nature of our influence.
We have freedom to select the influence our lives exert on the world around us. Our backgrounds vary, as do the environments in which we live. Yet, at the end of the day, we all have a personal responsibility for the way we conduct our lives. As my friend John Wooden says, "There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you."

3. We have to work to earn the influence we desire to have.
While everyone exercises influence, the size and strength of our influence depends upon our effort. No one leads well without paying the price of discipline. As we push ourselves to grow and to learn, we enlarge our sphere of influence.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A BIG Thank you PROMO!

I have been such a fan of promos. Now that I am a new mom, I was able to appreciate the privilege of availing promos. I know most of you will agree that being practical now a days is very important. For a new mom like me, not only I spend my money to buy the things I need but most importantly the needs of my son. Even though I have a very tight budget, I also find ways to at least enjoy leisure without over spending. Here are some of my personal experiences and the benefits and satisfaction I gain from promos.

I am a Groupon member since 2009. What I love about Groupon among those online merchants is that they offer a lot of promos for Cebu City. Their customer service representatives are very accommodating, they have a wide variety of promos such dining, leisure, and baby products and most of all, their promos are very affordable. I was able purchase more than 3 coupons / promos from Groupon and I am very much happy with my experience.

Among the airline companies, I think most of you would agree that Cebu Pacific really would stand out because of their famous PISO Fare Promo. I was able to avail this promo for the 1st time last 2008 and I was really amazed because I only paid P98.00 for a round trip ticket from Cebu City to Manila. Now that I am a mom, I also wanted my son to experience flying to manila and gladly I was able to purchase a flight to Manila. We will be flying May 2014. Compared before, the PISO Fare (w/ charges) is a little bit costly but still, comparing it to a regular fare, the price is still reasonable.

To all bloggers out there, you can also share and blog your experience like mine.  AllPromos.PH is having a contest, The AllPromos.PH Blogger Challenge: Happy Life, Happy Wallet. To know more about this, kindly click the link: