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.

 

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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.

Our growing up / love story – in video!

Hi there!

We’re still in the middle of our (rainy) mini-‘moon. But while B’s asleep, I’m sneaking this in — our growing up + love story so amazingly done by the folks at ONCE Wedding Specialists. Hope you like it!

See you in a few days!

– P.

Prenup photos by Ralph Alejandrino

One fine and fabulous Saturday: September 10.

Hi dear. I know this post is long overdue. But since I was expected to get back to work immediately and be away from B these next couple of weeks — after our wedding last September 10, B and I grabbed every opportunity to be with each other, and with our families.

… And what a beautiful and gloriously happy day September 10 was. B and I remain grateful to all those who were there to witness our big day, as well as to friends and family who’ve sent their well-wishes. We are so overwhelmed with the love we’ve received, and we wish the same for you.

More stories about that one fabulous, fine day in the weeks to come (especially when the official photos are out)!

All the best,

– Mrs. P

Many thanks to my dear HS friend Joli for capturing this moment :)

Awesome bridal gift: The New Intercourses

Hello dear!

How’ve you been? What have you been up to?

Three more weeks until our big day! Gaah! I’m not sure about B, but I’m slowly getting stressed! I’m losing sleep, I’m often distracted  and quite forgetful lately, I’m more irritable, and pimples now upset me! :( All because of the pressures of one day! Yikes!

But something did come in earlier today to get me excited again! A gift from an old friend of mine (how old? we’ve known each other since pre-school!), Cla. She’s based in the States and won’t be able to come to our wedding, but ever the gracious friend, she sent over this:

The New Intercourses - an aphrodisiac cookbook

A set of delicious seduction spells in hardbound! Haha! I love it!

Who cares if aphrodisiacs really work or not? I’m looking forward to making these for B reeeaaal soon :) Thanks again, Cla! (And to her sister Cha for the deluxe delivery!)

And to keep my mood up – I’m off to treat myself to some chocolate! Hehe!

Stay cool, friends! ‘Til real soon!

– P.

The New Intercourses from the official Intercourses site

Ordering from Amazon? Check out book and reviews here.

Happy Assumption Day!

I’m missing out on a mini-reunion tonight, as B and I have another pre-counseling session with our celebrant. But I just wanted to greet my ol’ schoolmates a happy feast day!

What I used to look forward to every Assumption day in school:

Assumption Tart! Yum :)

The Holy Mother’s been good to me and B, and we have truly been blessed with so many things – not just as a couple about to receive the grace of marriage, but also as individuals who continue (or struggle) to be closer to her Son’s sacred heart.

Have a grace-filled week, everyone :)

Big hugs,
– P & B

Delicious photo of something I’ve been craving this whole day from Lafang, A Pinoy Food Blog.

To view his post about Assumption Tarts, click here.

Awww, thanks Eliska!

I should be heading off to bed, but I just had to post!

Look what I found today!

Our prenup stylist team from Ruffles and Bells, featured us in today’s post. Yay! You may read the post here.

I just had to post this because — Eliska just gave me and B a wonderful monthsary gift (we’re 33 months old today!). All the best to you three and to Ruffles and Bells!

Big hugs from me and B :)

Photo courtesy of Ralph Alejandrino