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Divisoria Shopping + KitchenAid (Day 32 #100HappyDays)

Earlier today, I sold 3 of my last client computers to one buyer. And as promised, I decided to buy my bro his own KitchenAid mixer as part of my investment in his small home-based business. We already knew that Quiapo would be his best bet to get it at a more affordable price. We decided to tag along our nanay and go to Divisoria afterwards for some shopping for our upcoming Potipot Island getaway.

There was no stock available of the KitchenAid my bro initially wanted, so he went for the next best thing – their Artisan mixer, which was a li’l more expensive. We had no choice, so we just had to buy it. I love the color of the KitchenAid we got. 🙂

After a few days, he decided to prepare something using his brand-new KitchenAid. Check out these gorgeous French macarons! 🙂

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My New Kindle Paperwhite (Day 19 #100HappyDays)

My bro and I have been wanting to buy our own Kindle for quite sometime now. I’ve wanted to rekindle my love for reading, but since I couldn’t care well enough for my own books (or I’m just too OC when it comes to handling a book – I don’t like the pages getting folded accidentally, etc), I decided that the best way to start reading again is through an e-Reader. So, finally, yesterday, we both our own Kindle Paperwhite.

Kindle Paperwhite

I remember back in high school, or even elementary, I frequent the library. No, I’m not the studious type. The books I read weren’t all educational, but mostly entertaining books that feed my imagination… and my vocabulary at the same time. 🙂 I was a member of the Booklover’s Club almost my entire high school life; I was even an officer of the club during my senior year which allowed me to borrow multiple books from the library with ease. I used to love the smell of books, but since I developed some kind of allergy from the ink and paper used before on books that I loved (which is also why I had to stop reading the newspaper), I had to lessen my reading and was stuck with the new, magazine-type ones (Reader’s Digest, Archie Comics, etc).

With the Kindle, I can now read all the books I’ve been longing to finish all these years. Since I’m in this moment in my life where I’m contemplating a career change (still in social media though), the first ebook I decided to read is Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. It’s all about empowering women to be more ambitious. 🙂 I saw myself agreeing with her viewpoints. We need more women in power. 🙂

Lean In
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I might finally decide to finish the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, but I feel like I’ve already found myself. I started reading it when I was at the time of my life when I felt like I lost myself and had to renew my love for me. Reading helped a lot. Maybe finishing the book will help put me in a mindset that’ll prepare me to find love and romance, eh? 😉

Comfortable Shoes for Work

No matter how much you love your job, if you aren’t comfortable throughout the workday, your mood could be less than cheerful, your attitude less than appealing and your physical well-being in danger. This is especially true if your job requires that you be on your feet all day. To make life a little easier, your workday more pleasant and productive and to take care of your feet and legs, it is imperative that you find comfortable shoes for standing all day. A respected company such as Schuler Shoes has a variety of orthopedic shoes available for men and women.

Comfortable shoes

When your job requires that you stand all day, you need shoes that offer the proper arch support. Not only does this contribute to the comfort level of the shoes, it helps prevent future foot related problems that can develop from wearing improper footwear for a long period of time. Another feature to look for when you’re buying work shoes is the inclusion of a liner to wick away moisture. You might also want to make sure the shoe can accommodate an orthodic insole if necessary.

As it has become increasingly clear how important a good quality shoe is to anyone who has to stand all day, manufacturers have increased the styles available. Good quality foot wear should be a part of your daily footwear collection as well as part of your exercise, walking or leisure time footwear collection.

Looking Magical in a Wedding Dress

Paige in her wedding dress in the magical series CharmedAfter work, one of my pastimes is watching my favorite series, may they be old or new. The past few weeks, I have been on a Charmed marathon and I am watching the series like it’s the very first time I’m seeing what’s happening to Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige (yes, I’m already in that season!).

In the very last episode, Paige was bound to get married to Henry (I think it’s okay to post spoilers now since the series ended like a hundred years ago 😀 ). I love Rose McGowan and her snowy white skin, and I think she looked ethereal in her wedding dress in this episode.

She has worn 2 wedding dresses since she joined Charmed, and I think this one suits her perfectly. It’s a simple wedding dress, which I totally love. I think there’s a certain beauty in simple designs, don’t you agree? 🙂

Though I have a different view on marriage, I still sometimes daydream about me wearing a wedding dress. I was looking for bridal gowns and saw the ones at and they were simply gorgeous! Here are my favorites:

Gorgeous wedding dresses

If I ever become a bride in the future, I think it’ll be pretty easy for me to pick a wedding dress. I think I’d rather stick with a simple and inexpensive dress because I believe you don’t have to spend a fortune on a wedding dress just to find what suits you.

I believe it’s important that the bride is the most beautiful woman in the room on her wedding day, but I think one can achieve that even in a simple, sophisticated wedding dress. 🙂

One way to really stand out and make your dress memorable is to pick something that’s out of the ordinary. Of course, that is if you’re okay with that. The most important thing is you are happy on your wedding day, right? 😉

Here are the rest of my bridal gown picks. What do you think?

Love these bridal gowns

Target Black Friday 2012 Ad, Doorbuster Deals and Store Hours

Target’s Black Friday 2012 ad has finally been revealed! It’s 33 pages full of Doorbuster deals, huge discounts on Apple products, gadgets, toys and more!

Target Black Friday 2012 ad revealed!

Target Store Hours on Black Friday 2012

Target stores will be opening for their 2012 Black Friday shopping deals starting at 9pm on Thanksgiving day, November 22, 2012.

Target’s Black Friday sale will end on Saturday, November 24th. Take note that quantities are limited.

Target 2012 Doorbuster Deals

Here are some of Target Doorbuster Deals for 2012. Watch out for their surprise doorbuster promos too!

  • Westinghouse 50″ 1080p LCD HDTV – $349
  • Beats Solo HD Headphones – $179.99
  • Playstation 3 250GB Game System – $199.99

Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Doorbuster and gadget deals

  • $4 DVDs and Blu-rays
  • $7 classic board games
  • $49.99 Disney Princess Ultimate Fairytale Kitchen (save $50!)

Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Doorbuster deal on Disney Princess Ultimate Fairytale Kitchen

  • $39.99 Farberware 18-pc Nonstick Cookset
  • $19 kitchen appliances – Mr. Coffee 12-cup coffeemaker, Crock-Pot 6-qt slow cooker, etc

Best Target Black Friday 2012 Deals

Below are just some of the best deals Target is offering this year. Make sure you check online too to see if these are offered when you buy online.

  • Free $40 Target gift card with a purchase of Apple 16GB iPod Touch

Target Black Friday 2012 ad - Apple product deals

  • Canon T3 DSLR bundle – $499.99
  • Nook Simple Touch – $49.00
  • 4GB XBox 360 Kinect Bundle – $199.99 (save $100!)
  • Polaroid 19″ LED/DVD TV – $109.99
  • Nikon L310 digital camera – $99.99 (save $100!)
  • Sodastream Genesis Soda maker with Free $20 Target giftcard – $99.99

Target Black Friday 2012 deals on kitchen appliances

PLUS, if you spend $50 or more in apparel, accessories and home sections at Target, you get a FREE $10 giftcard! This is offered only on Black Friday, 4am to 12 noon.

Target Black Friday 2012 deal - FREE giftcard on minimum purchase
Enjoy shopping!! 🙂

See the full Target Black Friday ad here.