Healthy Hobbies You Can Teach Your Children

Teaching your children some great hobbies or introducing them to activities they enjoy can be quite rewarding. Watching your child enjoy something you have taught to them and having them immerse themselves in it cannot be beaten by any feeling. Not all children are the same or have the same interests as their parents. The first hobby or activity you teach your child might not strike their interest. This does not mean to give up but rather to find another hobby you can both enjoy together. The following are healthy hobbies you can teach your children.

Teaching your child to play an instrument can help them in a variety of ways. Music not only helps brain development but playing an instrument like the guitar can help hand coordination. These instruments do not have to be expensive as there are a variety of places you can look online to find cheaper or used instruments. Groupon has coupons for sites like so affording an instrument isn’t just for the wealthy anymore. Your child could end up becoming quite the musician but at the very least they can enjoy playing an instrument with their parent. Continue reading →

Cooking Team Nati’s favorites with Good Life and Doña Elena

I am one happy mama when I got these goodies from a generous sponsor. I can’t contain my happiness especially when I realized that it is my trusted brand that I have been using in the kitchen for the longest time – Doña Elena for Olive and Sesame Oil, and Good Life for the bread crumbs and different kinds of noodles.


No time to research for never-tried recipes so I just prepared the usual staple in our dinner table. So, kitchen diva mode on!

Six years ago, I first tried the 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken recipe – oven-baked chicken in lots of garlic (yes, that’s 40 cloves of garlic) and submerged in a generous amount of Olive Oil. Turned out really mouth-watering that it became a favorite dish when there’s an occasion. A year ago, I learned about “brining” poultry especially when roasting or baking. I tried brining a whole chicken with spices and a little bit of olive oil. So this is the secret of “simo’t-sarap”! It was so tender, juicy and flavorful! I used my ever favorite Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil for brining and baking.


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Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planners in chic colors and design

The two gorgeous designs of Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planners are almost here. Yes, it’s almost the red cup season in Starbucks! But before we start collecting stickers for it on November 2, 2016, let’s take a look at what the Starbucks team has prepared for us.

Aren’t they stunningly beautiful?

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The Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planners: Coffee Stain and Blue Siren

Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planners

The 2017 Starbucks Planners come in two designs: COFFEE STAIN and BLUE SIREN. Goodbye plain covers and pages as the two planners come in cool prints and colors.

The sea-inspired Blue Siren planner has the refreshing ocean colors — aqua, teal and jade – that creates sense of calmness and relaxation. My personal pick!

Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner - Blue Siren

Starbucks Coffee 2017 Blue Siren Planner

In contrast to the colorful and chic Blue Siren planner,  the Coffee Stain planner has cool coffee-art design with faint illustrations – simply elegant!

Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Coffee Stain Planner

Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Coffee Stain Planner

Both planners come with a pouch, an erasable pen, and a lot more! I bet you are equally excited as me and have your personal fave already. Can’t wait to start the Starbucks Red Cup tradition – that is to start collecting filling out the promo card with stickers!

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