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mommy tesha

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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2012, 09:00:31 am »

@sis purplemom, i'm not sure if Unique novelties has a purple Christmas tree...but they have a lot of Christmas decor every year....http://untc.multiply.com/

For my family we just put up our Christmas tree lastt weekend and si hubby pa ng hehe...haven't done my gift list since I'm preparing for my baby girl's baptism this December...after that Christmas gifts naman asikasuhin ko :)
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2012, 06:32:35 pm »

san po magandang mamili na mura around Metro Manila?

Oops, may link na pala on this. Join po kayo dito about places to shop.
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parentchat/index.php/topic,12649
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2012, 02:24:38 pm »

Have you seen Mommy tin_cordero's Christmas tree decor suggestion?

http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parentchat/index.php/topic,54370.msg868436.html#msg868436

Gagayahin ko po, ang lamya kasi ng Xmas tree namin. I'm excited na!
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2012, 04:43:33 pm »

We went to Quiapo last month to buy Christmas decors for our office. Christmas decors were cheap. Christmas balls cost P45 for a dozen. The problem is -  the quality is so poor.  :( . Imagine, we were trying to hang the balls on the tree and then their hook-part (where the string is attached) fell apart! We wasted around 25% of the items we bought

Kaya note sa lahat ng mommies, if you want your Christmas decors to last, invest on good quality pieces. The decors we bought at the malls are really expensive compared to the ones bought in Quiapo but at least they lasted for years.

I already bought the gifts for my nieces and nephews. I bought some at SM and some at Kid's Circle in Avenida.

Next week I'm on full-blast grocery shopping.
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2012, 10:57:16 pm »

Christmas Day plan - My original plan was to go to my sisters house and dun kaming 3 for christmas eve and will be back sa house on the 25th para kasama naman sila in laws and opening ng gifts. Kaso, mukhang eepal yung anak anakan ng sister ko so we might change plans. RIght now, hindi ko pa alam kung ano ang 2nd plan. =(

Gifts:
- Bought toys and clothes for the kids sa province.
- Bought digicam for my parents and will give them money for their Noche Buena
- Hubby and I agreed na wala nang exchange gifts. hehe For a change, we will just go out together the week before Christmas (to avoid traffic and dagsa ng tao). We will go to a spa, eat in a buffet and watch a movie. =)
- Bought toys for our son (lahat ng gusto niya binili namin as a treat.) =)
- For New Year, I'll ask kung pwede pasok ako ng morning para sa gabi sa house ako. Sayang din kasi ang double pay. hehe
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2012, 02:15:39 pm »

Yeeey, I did it. Had pictures printed at tronix. Mura lang cutie size.
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2012, 08:24:28 am »

plans :
22-23 baguio with family side of hubby
24-25 -balik bulacan to celebrate christmas naman sa family side ko.
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2012, 12:07:54 pm »

Just finished shopping for xmas gifts; yung iba recycled kase dami natira na gifts last year :)
- sa inaanaks: toys, clothes & yung iba cash na lang kase hindi ko alam if magkikita kami
- sa pamangkins: clothes for boys & kikay kit for girls
- tatay & inay / Mil & Fil : cash
- lolo at lola : cash & groceries
- brothers & SIL: boxer shorts, bag
- for baby ko: hindi na ako namili kase dami pinashopping ko my MIL sa US by next year 1st quarter nandito na yun, sori baby :)
- for hubby ko : slippers & wallet hindi ko pa sure kase ayaw niya palitan yung sira nyana wallet :(
- for ME : wala pa ako maisip dami ko kase gusto mukhang hindi pa naman kaya ng budget ni hubby hehe

Will be spending christmas sa province at for sure magiging masaya kami lahat kase 1st time namin magxmas with my baby, yahu!
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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2012, 02:28:18 pm »

Hopefully makapag-grocery at palengke na tomorrow for most of the Noche Buena ingredients. :) Mahirap na makipagsapalaran sa 24. Share kami ng food assignments ng parents ko dahil dito sila magPasko. Hindi ko pa alam what to cook! Waaah! Nakakatamad. Hehe. Overwhelmed with deadlines eh, hay. :(

Need to scour the net for simple recipes na kakaiba naman, para maiba naman ang Noche Buena meals. Hehe. :D

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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2012, 03:20:27 pm »

savings: yung christmas tree namin, 3yrs na namin ginamit pero this time bumili ko ng bagong decor nung nagsale sa S&R. kulang-kulang na kasi yung decors ko kasi yung anak ko ginawang basketball yung christmas balls ko.
sa gifts naman, I took advantage yung mga sale ng oct and nov. then para sa maramihan na gifts like sa colleagues, friends and classmates, nagDIY na lang ako.

DIY: Sweet Treats
http://www.michishomesweethome.com/2012/12/diy-sweet-treats.html

DIY: Homemade Gifts
http://www.michishomesweethome.com/2012/12/diy-homemade-gifts.html

Noche Buena: so far wala pa ko plan kasi hindi ko pa alam kung sa house or sa in-laws kami magstay. kung sa house, simple menu lang since 3 lang kami kakain.

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Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2012, 11:03:56 pm »

Christmas celebrations need not be expensive or extravagant. Read on for a few practical tips.
4 Ways to a More Frugal Christmas

http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/moneywise/4-ways-to-a-more-frugal-christmas
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Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2013, 09:55:20 am »

Definitely to spend the whole day with my family. First Christmas na maeenjoy ng daughter ko kasi mas may muwang na siya compared last year na wala pa cyang 1 month ;D ang pasko. Im looking forward to buy educational toys for her na :)
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Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2013, 01:06:53 pm »

Do you want to know what you can do so you’re less stressed when Christmas rolls around? Here are some useful tips.
10 Things You Can Do Now to Have a Stress-free Christmas

http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/homebase/10-things-you-can-do-now-to-have-a-stress-free-christmas
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Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2013, 10:57:11 pm »

Since first chrismas ko with my husband and our baby...
I will make the most of it..
Magsimbang gabi kahit nakakatulog sa simbahan...
I will cook for my hubby...
I will always smile... Bcoz so much thankful ako at nabuo na ang kaming dalawa ni hubby with baby...
Di ko maexplain pero im so happy waiting until xmas and new year...
Iniisip ko??? ano kayang mailuto sa pasko na madali lang pero masarap...
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