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Out and about on Mother’s Day weekend

Fact: We don’t usually go out on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other commercial holiday. That’s because we aren’t too fond of crowds. 

 

#habanghair Thank you, MrC for the mother’s day bouquet. #latergram

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I also don’t get flowers often, but this year MrC got me a nice big bouquet. So, as you can see, our Mother’s Day celebration was really far from our usual.

Instead of the typical brunch at a nearby restaurant plan, the boys and I actually headed out over Mother’s Day weekend. Fortunately, we weren’t faced with large crowds in each place that we went, so yay. Pretty strange, or should I say lucky, considering that our first stop was Megamall.  

 

Believe it or not, we braved EDSA on a Saturday so that I could attend an event. So unlike me, but really worth it because it was a great event to be at. Little MrC and I were invited to check out the Scotts Vitamins #Momazing event, along with some other mommies.

I’ll be writing more about this activity in another post, but for now I just have to say that it was a really inspiring experience. I always learn so much whenever I hear stories about motherhood, and the women on the Scotts panel were definitely worth listening to.

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Next stop: Wingstop!

 

Next stop was lunch at Wingstop in Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons. We wanted to make the most out of the fact that we were already beyond Makati, so we chose to have lunch here before heading back home. I had originally wanted to eat somewhere in Megamall, but I saw how the crowd was starting to get bigger, so Plan B it was.

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For the kids and I, Boneless Chicken Bites in Garlic Parmesan and Mild Buffalo

 

I absolutely love buffalo wings and bleu cheese dressing, so I was happy with our choice of restaurant. The boys were too, and I know this because everything that we ordered was completely wiped out.

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MrC ordered the Cajun chicken sandwich. Not as spicy as we thought it would be.

 

We actually ended up getting an additional order of chicken wings coz what we initially got wasn’t enough. We chose Hickory Smoked BBQ for the wings we added, but I have no photo because we attacked as soon as it was served.

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Can’t stop thinking about these sweet-salty Texas-style fries

 

The following morning, we found ourselves off to Makati for brunch at Yardstick Coffee. Thankfully we didn’t hit any traffic, and when we got to the cafe at around 10:30 AM there weren’t that many people. I think we may have just missed the breakfast crowd and we were early for lunch.

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Mother’s Day brunch at Yardstick Coffee

 

I’ve heard a lot of nice things about the coffee that they serve at Yardstick, and I’m happy to say that they didn’t disappoint. Because the weather has been so hot lately, I chose to go with an Iced White. MrC, on the other hand, ordered his default Double Espresso.

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His and hers coffee – This is how we typically start our day

 

I really wanted something salty, so I chose a Tapa Sandwich for my meal. I loved this! It was nicely toasted and covered with cheese. Super yummy. The little boy ordered a Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle, which was served with a huge scoop of ice cream on top. The waffle was really, really heavy, so I had to help him finish his food. Lol.

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My Beef Tapa Sandwich and the kiddo’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle

 

MrC ordered the Apple Pie Waffle, which was also really good. The pie filling on top of the waffle was perfect with the vanilla ice cream scoop over it. This felt more like dessert than breakfast, though, but I’m not complaining.

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Apple Pie Waffle for MrC. This one is a must-try!

 

After brunch, the husbandry and I went window shopping for the new house at Wilcon and Abenson’s. We did quite a lot of walking, and it was really hot throughout the day, so you can imagine that we worked up quite an appetite for dinner. Yes, like I said before, we love to celebrate with food.

 

Wilcon, round one. #lipatbahaychronicles

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For dinner my siblings, the boys and I took mom out. She was craving for burgers so we chose to eat at The Farm Organics. This restaurant used to be in Alabang Hills, but they recently moved to Commercenter. 

 

 

Mother’s day dinner. Mom wanted burgers, so we went and had burgers! #thefarmorganics

 

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There have been many rave reviews about the food here, but I also remember reading someone complain about the noise at the Alabang Hills restaurant. Well, the Commercenter restaurant is pretty noisy too when full, and that was the one thing I didn’t really like about our dinner experience.

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Free dessert for the mommies! Yay! The Mango Cheesecake is a must-try.

 

Anyway. We all chose to order burgers, but there are a lot of other items on the menu which I hope to try soon, like their organic steaks and fresh pasta.

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Bacon Cheeseburger for the bata, Three Cheeseburger for me

 

I chose the Three Cheese Burger which had cheddar, mozzarella and bleu cheese. It was good, but I would have wanted a bit more bleu cheesiness in my burger. The kiddo had a Bacon Cheeseburger, which he happily ate all on his own.

 

Double cheeseburger, The Farm Organics. #thefarmorganics #InstaFood #Instakaw #yummy #latergram

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MrC ordered a Double Cheeseburger, which was also yummy. If you like your burgers beefy and charbroiled, this is the place for you. Prices are a bit steep, as you would imagine, because their meats are all free range and organic. I say it’s worth the splurge every once in a while. Oh, and when you do visit, choose the sweet potato fries over the regular ones. So good!

All in all, it was an amazing Mother’s Day weekend filled with food, fun and family. I couldn’t have asked for more. Now make me kwentohow did you guys celebrate Mother’s Day?

Gourdo’s Scrapbooking Yard Sale

Wait, oh my gosh I should have posted this a week ago. Haynako, momnesia strikes again. Anyway…

Gourdo’s is inviting everyone to come and shop at their Scrapbooking Yard Sale, which actually started last May 1, and will go on until May 18. This is happening at the Gourdo’s Fort Bonifacio store. They’re offering a lot of great scrapbooking items at 50% off. Crafty friends, I think that you guys would totally go nuts here.

Gourdo's Scrapbooking Yard Sale
Gourdo’s Scrapbooking Yard Sale

Apart from great deals, there are also exciting activities lined up on the weekends. Bonus: There are gonna be lots of freebies, too! On Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-11, they will be having the I Love Mom Because… A Mother’s Day Craft Weekend. This is perfect for you guys who have no plans yet for mom’s day. 

There’s going to be a mom and kid crafting activity, the Make n’ Take Activity by Mom and Me. The mom and me pair gets a free photo from Fuji Instax, which they can use to create a card or a scrapbook layout when they purchase a Make n’ Take kit.

If you do visit, don’t forget to check out the free demos from 1-5pm on May 10-11. There’s Calligraphy by Imma FriasPunchers and Stamps by Ime Oranga, and other demos on Paper Flowers, Project Life and Smash Books.

Sounds like a lot of crafty fun!

For more details, visit the Gourdo’s website or Facebook Page.

My Mother’s Day Gift Wishlist

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and well, a mom can dream. Here’s my gift wishlist (ahem-ahem!)

A Visit to the Beauty Parlor

This is something that is way overdue. I think the last time I got a hair treatment was the weekend before our wedding two years ago. I’m also pretty sure that the last time I had my hair cut was before my birthday last February. That was the day I got bangs. Well, now my bangs are growing out, my layers are uneven, and my hair is dry, dull and lifeless. I’d love to get it all soft and shiny, and maybe even colored!

Bangs!
Bangs!

Manicure, Pedicure and Foot Spa

Home service, please? 🙂 Seriously, my cuticles and callouses are crying out for help. If you listen closely, you will hear them!

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