I Won A Coat From BCX

A beautiful morning and a good news.  An email was received this morning saying I won in the http://chicgalleria.com/2011/09/bcx-for-the-young-fashionista-giveaway/.  A coat from BCX, the fashion forward junior collection at Macy’s that offers stylish, affordable clothing for the young fashionista who’s into the latest novelty styles and chic essentials.  The new BCX Outerwear Fall and Winter Collection 2011 designs and style will be available beginning September 30.

The giveaway was hosted by Chicgalleria.  I am very happy I won.  Now I will be having a new coat to wear in the winter and on our trips in the cold months.

This is the fourth giveaway/contest I have won.  The first one was from Wineatfive.net where I won a pink cultured pearl necklace from her baby shower game.  Second is a $50.00 gift certificate from http://rosewoman.blogspot.com/2009/05/and-winner-is.html.  And the third is a pair of earrings from Melissa’s Jewelry Collection.

It really feels wonderful winning giveaways and contests.

What’s In Our Bags?

When traveling, it is necessary to bring a travel bag or a hand-carry luggage.  Because women have more necessities than men, we carry at least two travel bags.  And in special situations, we need to carry or bring more than that.

 Tote/Purse – I carry one for my personal things like wallet, cellphone, keys, travel size perfume, mini-makeup kit, planner, digital camera, GPS, checkbook, pen, inspirational booklet, and change.

Travel Bag – Whenever my family and I travel, we always carry the luggage.  It has been with my husband’s possession for years.  The durability is undeniable.  It is an Olympia travel luggage.  We can fill it with our pants, jeans, shirts, jackets, underwear, socks, laptop, 2-3 books, and a blanket.  There are spacious side pockets where we can put the  chargers (for our cellphones and laptop).

travel bag from http://www.meritline.com/

In my situation, I am a first time mother and traveling with baby needs lots of preparation time.  So my baby has her own travel bag which is the diaper bag itself.  She also has an extra bag to put her food in.

Diaper Bag – I use a large diaper bag for travel so we can put a couple of baby clothes, blanket, socks, wipes, diapers and pad, sweater, hat, bath and body essentials (minis), towel, few toys, two baby books, hair bow and brush.

diaper bag from walmart.com

 Extra Bag/Shopper – In this extra bag we put the formula, feeding bottles, water, baby foods, plate and spoon, bottle brush, and sippy cup.

Planning A Pool Party At Sabin Resort

My sister will be celebrating her birthday next month.  We will be organizing a simple yet a special treat for her because it will be the beginning of her journey to adulthood.  Yes, she is turning 18.

We are planning for a pool party.  And my sister likes that.  I already booked a room at Sabin Resort Hotel.  The resort is about 10 minutes Southeast of Ormoc City Proper depending on traffic.  It has been the family’s traditional venue for special events.  Up to now, the room rates remain affordable.   They have swimming pool for adults and kids too.  The newly built function hall can accommodate up to 100 guests.  Sabin Resort Hotel also has function rooms which can accommodate 30-50 people.  They serve great foods according to guests’ preference.  If I have to rate the customer service from 1 to 10, I say 6.  My rating is based from our stay two years ago.  Sabin Resort Hotel is a memorable place for me because it’s where my husband gave his marriage proposal to me.

Anyway,I hope everything will go as planned so my sister’s party will be memorable for her too.  The resort is very accommodating when it comes to ambiance.  I bet she and her guests will have great fun on her birthday.