Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Season's Greetings

Hello there! How's your Christmas so far? The moment this entry will go live, I will be in the province on vacation mode. I just want to make sure I greet you, my readers and followers a very merry Christmas. I pray that the love of Jesus will dwell in your hearts and homes as we commemorate His humble birth being the true meaning of the season.






This year has been fabulous. A lot of good things and memorable events happened. As we welcome the new year, I hope that we are able to start with a clean slate, forgetting all the bad vibes and staying positive for the upcoming year. Let's all have a prosperous 2015. God bless, everyone!

Friday, December 26, 2014

DIY Holiday Baby Dress

This red lace dress is one of my sewing projects for the last quarter of the year. My elder daughter has a couple of red dresses already, so I thought I'd create something similar for my baby daughter to wear. Lately, I've been shopping for clothes in the same color or style, trying to dress them like twins. I sometimes also join the matchy-matchy ensemble as to avoid us looking like a festival of colors as we head out for a stroll or attend church. I thought it's nice to look at a family in the same shade of color or identical clothing.








I used a shiny fabric for the bodice and lace for the lower part of the dress.





Noticed something wrong with the back? Oh yeah, I had a hard time with the zipper closure.





Red is not the best color for her, but I think she loves it.





The truth is, I completed this project in October just in time for the Halloween.





She dressed as Little Red Riding Hood with a white apron, red cape with hood and a basket. In this photo though, she traded her picnic basket to one of her playmates with a cute pumpkin bucket.

I can feel that I am getting better and better in every sewing project which I accomplish. I feel proud that even without proper training, I am able to create something and save money over costumes or fancy dresses. Next time, I will be sharing another project on refashion. Till then. Happy holidays to you all!




Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Microtel Baguio Review

I almost forgot to blog about this. The weather in Baguio is very nice from the month of December to February so I thought I'd publish this entry now for those who are planning to go up north to celebrate the holiday season. As you know, we went Baguio to unwind and feel the cool breeze of the City of Pines just last month. If you guys missed my entry on our last Baguio trip, you can read it here. We stayed at Microtel by Wyndham for a couple of nights and so this is my short review of the hotel.








Microtel follows the Victorian exterior design. The blue paint looks so cool. I love it.





Took this photo of my elder daughter at the hotel lobby. Normally, there's only one person at the front desk so this place can get crowded during check-in and check-out time.





We got a queen double room for P3,800 per night with buffet breakfast for 2. Kids who are 5 years old and below are free of charge.





Amenities for this room include a cable TV, electronic-key card entry system, radio clock, toilet and shower with hot and cold water, and individually controlled aircon.





This was the view from our hotel window. Microtel Baguio is located at the heart of the city so it is pretty much near to everything.




There are just a few things that I don't like about this hotel. I understand they don't charge a lot per night, but why the does the cable TV needs to be crappy? And, why no fridge? Good thing they have free water and unlimited coffee to those coffee addicts (not me) at the hallway near the stairs.

I suggest book Microtel if you are in a minimal budget. They have rooms for families and couples on the go. If you are a tourist using the Victory Liner bus, staying in the hotel is perfect 'cause it's just a foot away.

Use the buffet breakfast to your advantage by going there during the last 2 hours of mealtime. Their menu is normally composed of soup, salad, bread and spreads, rice and viands. Cancel your plan of having lunch outside and get a filling brunch at the hotel's restaurant instead.

Will I ever book Microtel Baguio again? Maybe.






Microtel by Wyndham
Baguio Upper Session Road,
Baguio City 2600
Philippines
Tel: +63 (74) 619 3333 to 34 +63 (74) 619 3342
Fax: +63 (74) 619 3344
Email: baguio@microtel.ph