It’s Ruffles and Bells’ Save The Date!

Hello dears!

B and I are just terribly happy to see how our prenup stylist (plus early on in our wedding, our pseudo-wedding planner) is coming along with her very own wedding!

Eliska of Ruffles and Bells¬†shares with all of us her and H2B’s save-the-date!

We’re pretty sure it’s going to be a lovely wedding! Don’t you agree? :)

She even shares how this was made, so go to her site now and see how this was done!

Hope you’re doing great, everyone! From where I am, the weather’s insane!

– P.

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On Pinterest

Hello dear!

Lately I find more and more friends joining Pinterest. Are you one of them? :)

Back when I was planning for our wedding, I found Pinterest even more useful for me than Evernote (another reliable app for today’s bride) — Mainly because I needed pegs more than I needed the notes, and pinning on Pinterest actually helped me edit my ideas (because I didn’t want to wantonly pin everything I liked onto my board). Since then, my boards have expanded to my ideas for our home, my food cravings, for future little B, and whatever else floats my boat.

While some might say Pinterest is largely a woman’s domain, I love it that B’s an avid pinner too – among his boards I particularly like his collection of infographs and home decor.

So are you on Pinterest? Please do share with me your boards, I’d love to take a look :)

Hope your week’s been going well!

– P.

 

Getting back on track

Hello there, dear friends!

Hope your holidays went well :) I was on an extended vacation from this site, but for good reason!

You see, sometime early December, I was finding myself unexplainably tired and irritable (especially to B! Poor fella). Apart from falling asleep during the day, I was feeling unproductive and that was depressing me even more.

After a couple of weeks asking and discussing “What ifs” and “Are we ready for this?” with each other, B and I finally decide it was high time to take the test. And so, one quiet December morning, B and I find out that we’re about to have a baby. :)

(Oh how we cried, for what a blessing our little bean is!)

Apparently, it’s true what they say — that (most) expecting mothers do experience an energy boost once the second trimester rolls in. These last few months haven’t been as horrible for me as other mom-friends have shared, but they haven’t been a picnic for me either. While I still succumb to naps and hormone-related breakdowns, this month feels decidedly different… Then again, this year will definitely be different.

So while I may be a month late, I’d like to say thank you, for accompanying me and B in our wonderful journey last year.

Here’s to you, and to your hopes and dreams this 2012.

I’m back, and I’ve missed you all :)

– P.

My first (lovely) package exchange – the making

This post is all about making my first ever {lovely} package exchange, hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, Oh, hello friend.

For the package itself, I started with a fairly sturdy moon cake box with a magnetized enclosure, then covered it with sticker paper (printed with various patterns that I found on the net).

Given April’s (Designs of Artisan) interests, I picked out the following items for her:

  1. Funky necklaces from Junk Studio
  2. Envelope template and masking tapes from Muji
  3. Handmade notebooks and button magnets from Free Verse Paperie
  4. Sticky notes from Dear Sadie
  5. Fabric tape, printed tape, and book plates from Fully Booked

Once I made sure everything was secure (I hope the items do withstand shipping!), I added some embellishments and called it a day!

I had so much fun putting together this gift! Hope you like it, April!

Until soon, everyone!

– P.

 

Ho, ho, ho! Back with holiday cheer!

Hi, everyone!

I’m back! How are you? I’ve missed you! Big, big hugs to you!

B and I were busy closing our respective projects at work, and much of our time too was taken up with shuttling to and fro our temporary house and our parents’ homes (as our new home still isn’t available, and it was supposed to be available last AUGUST!). It’s a real chore and very frustrating that we haven’t settled in, but these past months have shown me how B’s an immensely patient guy, so I find it hard to complain.

So while we’re waiting to move in to our new home, B and I have been trying to find ways to bring the holiday spirit in our temporary (and extremely bare) living space.

OK, I'm a bit embarrassed about the plastic wrapping around the wreath (and mismatched table cloth), but I didn't want to take the wreath's cover off until it was hung in our REAL home :)

We’ve also been busy picking out and packing our presents for our family and friends, and somewhere in between, I’ve also made and sent a little card for someone whom I’ve met while planning my wedding over at W@W!

Our Christmas Card for Marjorie (and her hubby, Atsushi)

Dearest Marjorie of On Chocolate Hill, I got your note. I’m so happy you both liked the card! :)

Anyway, by now, I’m hoping my lovely package exchange buddy April of the uber-talented Designs Of Artisan has received my gift!

April, I hope you like what you get :) And to you my friends, I’ll let you all know what I sent her in my next post.

Happy December, my dearest buds :) Will be back soon :)

– P.

One month and one day later…

Hi dear!

It’s been a month and a day since our wedding, and here’s what I’ve realized:

1) I still have yet to learn how to cook kare-kare.

 

2) B and I still love going through the wedding photos and videos that we have so far :)

Here’s what the wonderful team of Mimi and Karl did for us on that day:

Patchi and JV Onsite by Mimi+Karl from JV Garcia on Vimeo.

And here’s our same-day edit from Ralph Alejandrino’s team:

Patchi + JV by Ralph Alejandrino Same-Day Edit from JV Garcia on Vimeo.

3) And lastly, wifey-hood just keeps on getting better.

Hope you’re having a great week, so far! More stories from us soon :)

Big hugs,

– P.