Back to School Baon Ideas with Cheez Whiz

After two long years, kids are finally starting face-to-face classes again. With the opening of school comes the familiar routine of acquiring school supplies, making sure your child’s uniforms are in order, and planning and preparing the week’s baon. In preparing kid’s baon, parents need to explore different ways to make snack times more exciting….

5 Signs It’s Time To Give Your Apartment Some TLC

It’s no secret that apartments require a lot of upkeep. From painting to repairs, it seems like there’s always something that needs to be done. And if you’re not careful, things can start to fall apart pretty quickly. That’s why it’s important to know when it’s time for some TLC. So here are five signs…

Putting Your Stamp on a Property: 4 Simple Starting Points

Looking for the ideal family home can be a challenge all in itself, and when we find the perfect property, it may not feel like it’s home just yet. It’s important that we put a stamp on our new home so it can start to feel like home. Whenever you move into a new property,…

Finding Your First Family Home: Tips & Suggestions For Success

You’ve been thinking about starting a family for a while, and have been pondering where you should live when you do. After all, a teeny tiny flat in the middle of the city isn’t actually the ideal location for starting a family in, is it?  Luckily, you’ve managed to save up enough to put down…

Fresh Options Meat Shop: Fresh from Farm to Store

Here’s my latest mommy discovery— a clean (air-conditioned, oh yes!) meat shop just a few minutes away from our home! So glad I found out about Fresh Options store in Visayas Avenue! Thanks to the reco of my friend, Dette of Millennial Moms PH. What I like best about Fresh Options is I can shop…

How You Can Be A Great Dinner Party Host

Now that quarantine restriction in Metro Manila is easing, many families are excited to host dinner parties, whether to celebrate a milestone or just to catch up on each other’s lives. It could be a way to celebrate a huge milestone or get your close friends to dress up for a fancy evening. This yearning…

Chicken Pot Pie with a Twist: Baked Potatoes Instead of Pie

What’s cooking at Novo & Gwen’s kitchen on the first weekend of 2022? To veer away from our usual favorites, my husband and I decided to try the all-American comfort food—Chicken Pot Pie! And since we’re trying to be more “daring” this new year, we did it with a twist! Instead of making the pot…

6 Tips for Creating Instagram-worthy Areas at Home

In the new normal, many of us do most of our day-to-day activities at home. Because we’ve been deprived of going to the beach or traveling to breathtaking places on Earth for almost 2 years, we barely have new photos for our photo-hungry Instagram page. Why wait for the next outdoor adventure when you can…

Carrier Philippines’ Invisible Event emphasizes importance of healthy, safe home life by stimulating the senses

Carrier Philippines recently launched its new message “The Science of Indoor Living” at its uniquely curated “Invisible Event” that provided attendees with a full sensorial experience, underscoring Carrier’s commitment to making life at home healthier, safer, and more comfortable in the new normal. Carrier, the world’s air care expert, demonstrated the power of the invisible–Carrier’s…

SM Markets is now on Grabmart

It’s been years since I last went to SM Supermarket. I miss all the practical SM Bonus items I used to buy and, of course, the “Happy to Serve” cheer of all the SM Markets staff. 😄 Good thing SM Markets recently partnered with GrabMart to continue offering grocery essentials to us even if we’re…