Fact: I’m running on pocket wifi, 80% of our things are still in boxes, we’re surrounded by dust, and Pine Sol is my new best friend. Still, nothing beats that happy feeling of waking up in your new home, even though waking up must now happen between 4:30 and 5:00 am.

Yep, yep, yep, it has finally happened. We have moved! Casa Cuyugan is now ready to accept visitors (who are not sensitive about dust and grime, will not judge us for living in a still-dirty house, and come bearing food)! *Happy dance*

My IG and Facebook posts as of late have been all about our #LipatBahayChronicles, often with bad image quality because we packed away my camera, and I’m not sure which bin it went to. Lol. Should’ve just put it in my purse.

Over the next few weeks, I know I’ll be writing about the house – How we are lucky to have hardly spent for anything that we have right now because our families are so generous (and just happened to have two of everything), who’s come over and the goodies they’ve shared, and my ever-so-useful survival checklist for our first week in this new home.


Off the top of my head, I can tell you that you will need a microwave, a coffee maker, a refrigerator, a bed, soap, toilet paper, water dispenser, instant ulam (our day one lifesaver was Deep Dips by Chef Arnold), and zip-top bags in all shapes and sizes (I have Glad Philippines to thank for all of mine.)

Dust and excitement aside, I’m happy to report that we are settling in nicely. Last night, the boys and I had our first home cooked meal for dinner. Of course it was sinigang because that’s my family’s idea of happy food. I’m so excited about all the wonderful meals I will now get to prepare in my very own kitchen. And of course, I can’t wait to share all the kwento here.

If I look dirty in this photo it’s because I AM dirty in this photo!


For now, it’s back to regular programming for me in my new space. Time to catch up on my writing backlog. Smart Bro, don’t fail me now!

Curious question: What are your best tips to survive the first week in a new home?

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

5 thoughts on “#LipatBahayChronicles

  1. So exciting!!! Have fun in your new home and especially in your new kitchen! šŸ™‚ Baking soda also gets water-stained faucets shiny again šŸ™‚

    Also, even when the house is messy fresh plants/flowers make things feel pretty and homey šŸ™‚ Even just leaves in a bottle/s!

  2. Hello Patty!! CONGRATULATIONS!! šŸ™‚

    It’s so fun to move into a new house! The only thing I dislike is realizing whats kulang in the house when you’re living there na! But it’s fun!! Plus the linis!! I love Pinesol too!! šŸ™‚ Vinegar is a cheap alternative and also Baking Sodaaaaaaaa!! šŸ™‚

    I’m excited to read about your #LipatBahayChronicles!! Hihih…

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