Thursday, October 23, 2014

Justice League Invades Shakey's!

Superheroes are such a great hit with kids today! Although I'm not an expert when it comes to superheroes, I watch a lot of The Big Bang Theory and they talk a lot about Green Lantern, Flash, and the other Justice League characters. And so I started introducing superheroes to Y and R but I know a lot of kids love Justice League! My brother, although is not a kid anymore, loves Superman! And what delight it would be if kids can celebrate their birthdays with their favorite superheroes!
Our family's favorite pizza place, Shakey's, is making this possible! Shakey's now offers the Justice League Unlimited party package, inclusive of signature dishes, activities, and even props! We had R's first birthday party at Shakey's Quezon Ave and we were all happy how it turned out! Check out R's first birthday party here!

As for the food, you can pick from any of the food packages on Justice League Unlimited! 

You can never go wrong with anything from Shakey's! The thin crust pizza is good, the mojos are always a hit, and I love love their chicken!!!

Book your birthdays now! Or why not have your Christmas get together or party here? Right? 

TIP: Book a Shakey's with a Fun Zone inside! It's one of the reasons why we booked our venue. 
For more information, you can go to their website and follow and like Shakey's social media accounts and get updated!
Instagram: @shakeysph
Twitter: @PHShakeys

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A&D Finds: Where To Buy Queen Elsa and Princess Anna Costumes

It's just a week a way before Halloween and all the Trick or Treat events are happening next week! Got your costumes? Where are you spending your Halloween? No plans yet? Check out Smart Parenting's Guide

I am procrastinating when it comes to the kids' costumes. I want to use what we have for their costumes. I already have an idea for R's costume but I also borrowed costumes so I'll have choices. For Y, last year she was Snow White, for this year, since she has a lot of tutus and puffy skirts, I borrowed wings so she can be a fairy na lang. BUT.... a part of me wants to dress her as Queen Elsa! Ayan na passing frustrations from my own childhood... Heehee! But really, Y has been bugging me she wants to dress as Elsa, with the cape and braided hair, the works!

So now I am kind of cramming and looking for Elsa dresses and costumes.  JUST IN CASE! But I can't really decide which one to buy because I have a budget and have to stick with it! I've searched every nook of the internet (naks!) on where I can get the nicest Elsa and Anna gowns and dresses that goes with your budget.

Celestina & Co.
Y wore a Celestina and Co (@celestinaandco) Snow White apron last year and she also wears it even on normal days when she just feels like it. It is super sulit! This is usually on a pre-order basis, but I found out that Baobao Babies carries ready-made aprons, the catch is they are located in Cebu. Sayang lang because Y's size is still for pre-order. Boohoo! Order na while you still have time!
 Price starts at Php1980
Photos from Celestina and Co.

Home Spun Ph
I discovered Home Spun in OLX during Y's birthday. They are also in Instagram (@homespun_ph). I wasn't able to buy but I kept it on my notes just in case I decided to buy. Home Spun's price points are more budget-friendly.
Elsa's Coronation Apron Set Php950
Anna's Coronation Apron Php950
 Left:  Elsa Apron Php595 + Cape (optional) Php150
Right: Anna Apron Php595  + Cape (optional) Php150
Photos from Home Spun Ph

The Little Bugger
One day I stumbled upon The Little Bugger's IG (@thelittlebugger) and I loved loved every minute browsing thru their IG account. It made me want to buy every Elsa dress she has.   Every little girl would squeal with delight! And the good thing is they have a physical store (3rd Level, Greenhills Shoppesville Mall) and you can go and try out each and every gown. You can also order online and ask your questions thru Viber.

Diba? It's hard to choose? Price starts at Php1550
Photos from The Little Bugger

Alex & Alexa Kids Boutique
I also found out about Alex & Alexa on OLX and They sell similar costumes as The Little Bugger. They also have a physical store in Alabang Zapote Road, Las Pinas City but also accepts online orders. You can also check their IG @shopalexandalexa!

I also saw Elsa and Anna costumes in SM.  Each costs Php1,349. But sizes are limited! There's no size for Y anymore. And I don't really like the material. Same as the one I saw in 168. And this is how this post was born. Hehehe!
Or if you're a great sewer and can do DIY, try this link I saw in Pinterest! If only I had time, I would definitely TRY and DIY. And I'm sure there's more in Pinterest!
Photo from here 
I hope this post helps you with finding the perfect Frozen dresses for your little girls and for my little girl too! Oh Frozen, it's been a year and you're still frozen in our little girls' heart.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Before-Bedtime Combo: The Morning Rush Podcast + Sudoku

I am currently addicted to my iPad Mini. This all started when Y started going to school and I had to stay and wait for her until dismissal time. The iPad Mini became my best friend in these three months and counting and my before-bedtime routine because of two reasons.

One: I love Sudoku. I love solving each puzzle! And I love it even more when it's challenging so it's a must that I have it in my iPad Mini.

Solve The Impossible!
Two: I've recently started listening to The Morning Rush Podcast because I don't get to listen to the show from start to finish and listening while playing Sudoku is the perfect combo for me! BOS would find me laughing and smiling by myself (because I use the headphones when listening) and maybe thinks his wife has gone crazy hahaha! He would often ask me why but I just can't explain Chico's humor, Delle's (close?!) corny jokes, or how Gino is mean to Chico and Delle.
 Yes, I have both of their Top 10 Books, the only missing is their autograph! I want it signed! Someday...
I've been a long fan of Chico and Delamar ever since elementary then somehow stopped listening to radio  and only started listening again three years ago  then more now because I take Y to school.
The Morning Rush Podcast is so entertaining and addicting that there are times when I listed to three podcasts in one night I sleep so late and can't get up the next morning hahaha! Buti na lang hindi pa kami nalelate ni Y sa school.. LOL!

I really really want to meet the Kikay Barkada! Hopefully soon...  :)
How about you? Do you have a before-bedtime routine?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A&D Weekend Guide: The Urban Food Collective

Let's start the Tuesday with some weekend guide for you guys! Something to look forward to on the weekend! If you are from the south or frequents the south, then this is something for you to be excited about! The Urban Food Collective is coming to the south starting on the weekend of October 18-19!
"TUFC aims to be the food hub where people can share their passion for gastronomy.  TUFC’s online community will feature everything food – articles and recipes, exciting deals featuring the country’s best culinary fare, and “The Urban Food Collective Marketplace” which will retail unique food items and implements."

The Urban Food Collective Weekend Marketwill be at Alabang's newest lifestyle mall, CommerCeneter! The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market is a carefully curated collection of purveyors. And if you're following @tufcph (if you're not, you must! Now na!), you'll see the different purveyors who'll be participating!
And just to name a few of the purveyors, Piesa, Walnut Shoes, Bayani Brew, Anita Li, Scarsdale, The Tastery, and more!
Got this package last week! Thank you TUFC! The kids wolfed down the biscuits faster than a lightning!
You'll find gourmet, specialty foods, local, artisanal arts and crafts! There will also be activities and pocket events to engage the community. The Urban Food Collective will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Weekend Market to the Taguyod Bayan Foundation, helping rebuild communities affected by the typhoon Haiyan in Sara Iloilo.
And here's a map on how to get to CommerCenter! Or you can just Waze it! See you there!!!
If you have a small business and want to try out the market, you can apply to be one TUFC's purveryors! Just go to for more information! 

And don't forget to follow them on their social media accounts:
Facebook: The Urban Food Collective
nstagram: @tufcph

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A&D Weekend Guide: The Witches and Dishes Halloween Bazaar

Halloween is just two and a half weeks away. Do you have your costumes yet? How about your kids? Me? I haven't prepared anything yet! But good thing is, I can use the two and a half weeks to look for costumes! Another good news is The Witches and Dishes Halloween Bazaar is happening this weekend from October 17-19, 2014 at Megatent Libis!
The Witches and Dishes! This is the theme on the first ever lifestyle event brought to you by Quick Solutions. The Witches & Dishes is the event of its kind, gathering moms and members of their family in an environment that’s both recreational and fun. Showcasing the different brands from apparel, gear, home, kid’s toy and baby’s accessories, alongside food and mouth watering snacks and food as well food trucks.

The bazaar will all-day trick or treat activities for kids, demos, and a raffle! You can get a chance to win exciting prizes. Some of the activities your kids can enjoy at the bazaar are face painting, tattoo art, girls make over and hair styling and a lot more!
Come in your Halloween costumes and win the best costume of the day and win a prize!  Entrance to Witches & Dishes will be a requested donation from moms, dad and young adults 12yrs above, while Php100.00 ticket will be available for all kids with ages 4yrs to 12 yrs old for them to enjoy the trick and treat and other activities

Will I see you there? :)

Here's a map to Megatent Libis!
Click to enlarge. This is a sample ticket only! 

For more information on the event and be updated! Please like their Facebook Page: The Witches and Dishes Halloween Bazaar!

Friday, October 10, 2014

A&D Eats: Cafe Monaco, Banawe, Quezon City

When you're in Banawe and looking for a place to eat, you must try Cafe Monaco! 
The last time I was here was 6 or 7 years ago pa!

Cafe Monaco is a hole-in-a-wall restaurant. They serve Korean, Japanese, sandwiches, crepes, and more! And what I like about the food is it's good and very affordable!
Cafe Monaco Menu

We had dinner here last week with my mom and the kids. Here's what we ordered:
I had the Korean Beef Stew with Kimchi Rice. The beef portion looks small but it's just right and it goes well with the mild spiciness of the Kimchi Rice.
 My mom had the  Bibimbap. You can have the meat changed to pork or chicken if you don't eat beef like my mom.
Beef Ramen for the kids which they wiped out!

Filling and good dinner for a pocket-friendly price! That's the best combo, in my opinion! My sister and a friend said to try their halo-halo but we were too full na from dinner. Must come back for that and for their crepes!

Cafe Monaco
647 Banawe St., Sienna, Quezon City

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