Friday, November 29, 2013

A Fun Cake-Decorating Activity for Kids by Goldilocks at Baby & Family Expo 2013!

       Just when you thought it couldn't get any better! Turns out that Baby Family & Expo 2013 will also be working with Goldilocks Bakeshop and add yet another exciting activity during this 3-day bazaar!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

McDonald’s at the BABY & FAMILY EXPO 2013

       My most recent memory of a Happy Meal is when I was in high school and me, my sister, and my cousins were collecting (or at least were trying to collect) all 101 Dalmatians toy figurines. They were all so cute with different designs so it actually got frustrating that there were so many to collect hahaha! That was a long time ago and I actually almost forgot about the Happy Meal until they relaunched it a few weeks ago. Thanks McDonalds for bringing back this happy little box just in time that I now have my my own little bundle of joy!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Rain's First Haircut

       We were walking around at SM North checking out the food places there, (and by "checking out the food places" I mean stuffing our faces with delicious dimsum at Dimsum Break!) when we saw this hair cut place called Cute Barber for Kids & Up for kids. And so we decided to have Rain's hair cut for the first time! How exciting!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Carousel and Amusement Park Rides

        It all started with a Camaro...

Lost all photos from my iPad mishap so I'm using a screen shot hehe. Good thing I Instagramed it!

       It was a simple ride that just moves back and fourth. But she loved it! This was her first mechanical car ride. And now whenever we have time and we're at a mall, Richie and I make it a point to take her at the amusement area and let her ride these things :-)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

4th Babypalooza Bazaar + A Giveaway!

Please forgive this selfie with my sleeping baby 2 years ago hehe

        I am all for breastfeeding. But ther's no doubt that it is not as easy. I for one had a hard time during my first few months. I wanted to give up. It was physically exhausting. And it becomes emotionally exhausting as well when you feel like you don't produce enough milk and your baby keeps crying because he/she wants more.

        That's why it's really good to invest in anything that can help a mom produce milk. Like malunggay tablets, slurping lots of soup, and of course, breast pumps. My very first breast pump didn't really last very long. Something in the motor broke and then I had it fixed then didn't last long and broke down again. I won't say the brand anymore. I've moved on... Hehehe...

        Are you with child? Is this your first pregnancy? I'm sure you're looking into buying a breastpump. An affordable one with great quality, right? Don't buy just yet! Because I, together with BabyPalooza Bazaar, am giving away one!!!

Kismet Christmas Giveaway! (WINNERS ANNOUNCED!)


       Rina's Rainbow is essentially a mommy / lifestyle blog.  But if you knew me well, you would know that I am actually also interested in gadgets, particularly smart phones. I might not know the nitty gritty details of the specs and all that, but there's something about smart phone stores that make me feel like a kid at a candy store. (Go figure) A normal woman walks into a mall and gets excited to window shop for shoes, I, on the other hand, get excited when I walk into a cellphone store / gadget department. Why exactly, I'm not really sure.

       And because I like looking at cellphones, any cellphone, and tinkling with it, it's needless to say that I also get the kick out of looking at cute cellphone cases. Dainty designs and the like. And lately I've been seeing some cellphone casing giveaway with a personalized touch. I've been wondering where I could buy those because it would be cool to put a photo of my little Rainbow there. Or a logo our bogs. And it would be an awesome personalized gift as well for Christmas!

       So it was the perfect timing that a recent acquaintance of mine told me that she actually had a cellphone printing business, Kismet's Trinkets ! Check out some of her samples! They're very attractive, cute designs, and a very good quality for an affordable price!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Another TWEET n TREAT from Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013! (WINNERS ANNOUNCED!)


       Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 is just a few weeks away!!! Are you all excited?!? :-) I'm telling you moms, this is one of the biggest expo for all things baby and all things family!

Here's a quick refresher for this huge event (+ a new giveaway!!!)! :

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dine for a Cause! : #YolandaActionWeekened #ReliefPH

       There have been a lot of issues lately left and right. Political issues, blogging issues, and other personal issues. But this is the perfect time to drop everything and focus on more serious things that need more attention right now. And that's our suffering brothers and sisters in Tacloban who were badly hit by that stupid super typhoon Yolanda. The thing is, even if we're busy dealing with our own issues in life, there's actually a lot of ways we can help these victims get back on their feet without even knowing it. How?

Dine with a cause!!! 
#YolandaAcionWeekend #ReliefPH

Ways to Donate to Victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda

       I hardly get to follow the news because our TV is always locked on Sesame Street (because of my little boss here). But because of Facebook and other social media, I was able to see the sad sad situation that our brothers and sisters have experienced in Tacloban because of the super typhoon Yolanda. Bad news left and right. It's so depressing. Too depressing...

       One time I was able to watch a bit of Jessica Soho's coverage on the damage Yolanda has brought, and the victims on TV were asking for help. How a member of their family has passed away or is missing. I even saw a woman holding her less than a month old baby saying her husband has passed away :( My heart breaks for them :( But at the same time I was glad to see the baby had survived.

       I'm sure all of you would love to help in any way possible. Small or big. Every effort counts. And so for this week, instead of posting mommy stuff and 2 giveaways I have lined up, me and my husband would like to take a moment and instead share some ways on how we can all help our devastated brothers and sisters in Tacloban .

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Marriott Hotel Philippines Spreads The Spirit of Christmas!

       It's that time of the year once again! I can feel it in the air! Even in the afternoon, the breeze is getting quite cooler. I love the Holidays! I mean, sure, there's less Christmas magic when you're an adult dealing with adult stuff... but as a mother, I am excited about passing on the Christmas magic to my little Rainbow! Teach her about Jesus' birthday, Three Kings, the Christmas Star, and of course, introduce her to Santa Clause! Christmas indeed is such a magical time!

       It's just around a month to go before December and so now's the perfect time to be thinking about your Christmas preparations! If you don't have a clue, yet you want something beautifully presented, with excellent quality, and just has Christmas written all over it, then Marriott Hotel has got you covered!