Monday, July 23, 2012

Sneak peek of my rebellious outdoor boudoir shoot

Hola Folks!

Are you waiting for this already? haha

Well, It took me some time to get all the courage to share this outdoor boudoir experience of mine.
With my husband's permission I finally made it! *facepalm*

Doing it is one in my bucket list and I'm so glad I made it! Ever since I gained weight, I mean a little bit bigger than  the size I used to have 7 years back.... I've got these little insecurities that I really hate....but you know what? after this shoot I learned that we all have different shapes and sizes....chubby, skinny, voluptuous, short and tall.We just can't compare apples to oranges and  whatsoever your body is there is always a part/feature of you that is really beautiful, having confidence and believing into yourself  is what will make it more fantastic.

Boudoir is not about showing  flesh .. boudoir is about appreciating your own beauty and loving your self. It's  all about having fun, dressed up, letting your inner beauty stands out while forgetting all those insecurities you have...
It's not bad to feel sexy! It is fun!

Why outdoor?
I live in  a Province where you can find beautiful beaches... I'm a nature lover and I believe a boudoir shoot is more fun if I  will do it with a beautiful nature can appreciate the  beauty of it gives me the feeling of being free.... I don't know how to explain it.... but it's just give me peace...

So now, without further ado here's a peek of my outdoor boudoir.

Caution: For your eyes only!

please click the photos for better viewing..

Location: Baco Chico Islet #1, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Photographer: Jayser Abilar
HMUA: Monchang Maras
Styling and props: DIY

PS. Can you believe it's his first time to shoot boudoir?Looks like taken by a Pro to me, I love it! :D

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Our Sailor Couple dolls by ANTHILL Fabric Gallery

Today I was surprised when I've got a private message in Facebook from ANTHILL informing me that the couple sailor dolls I requested them to make for us are already done.Yey! And they've attached a photo of them....Gawd!! They are so adorable!!
This  Isabel x HOME occupational dolls caught my attention few weeks back....The first thing that came into my mind that time is why not request  for a seawoman/seaman rag dolls.... it's one of things that could represent me and these dolls will surely match our Nautical/Chevron inspired wedding and  I could even help HOME mothers to create more lovely occupational dolls..... Without second thoughts I  shoot them a message....gave them pegs and now...I am so happy with the output!!! Can't wait to see??? Come on!

Lemme share you my pegs (for the dolls outfits/clothes) ....see below!

for the sailor woman

for the sailorman 

note:photos from the web

and the final product

I so love them!! <3
Don't you think they're lovely?? I super love them and really can't wait to see them up close.... I'm just waiting for the invoice so they can finally ship them to me. :D

I never mention this to Alan yet but I'm sure he will love them to bits too!....

Customized Isabel occupational rag dolls is at P550.00 each only  + shipping fee....So if you are a couple with same occupation or thinking for a nice gift to your loved ones with a specific profession, for me Isabel rag doll is one  nice and unique idea...hihi!

Note: I am not paid to advertise nor got these dolls for free... I just so love their items  plus I'm happy to purchase a product to a company with a great mission like them. :D

You can see samples of their occupational dolls here.

Nanays get challenged when they do different dolls ---> ANTHILL

First Fitting (Mexico wedding gown)

Yup yup! i'm already done with my 1st fitting for my gown in  Mexico last July 7...Funny! but I feel so nervous before I tried it......hahaha.... But hey! I so love it.. I so love the drapings and the flow of the fabric....the only thing that I hate was.....Errrrrrrrr I gained extra pounds! whooooooah that made the gown a little bit tigher than it should be..... So I asked Jef if he can wait for me until I somehow lose some flabs! (asa pa talaga ako)! Glad Jef let me....Hmmmmm ....At the moment I doubt I lose some...huhu but I'm still hoping!*wish me luck*..... If not He don't have any choice but to adjust it! :(
I have some pictures taken during the fitting (courtesy of sis Irene) .... but since Alan has this belief about seeing his bride with the wedding dress on before the wedding  day is a bad luck.... so I decided not to share it until our wedding is over! :) yeah so Pinoy lang ang peg! :P
I just can't wait until it's done :D wiiiiihhhh hapiness <3

from google

Friday, July 20, 2012

My DIY cord - Nautical inspired

Hola!! As promised, I will now share my DIY nautical inspired wedding cord.... :D

Sorry but I don't have a step by step instructions on how I made it because it's just a piece of cake..I just did some tying and sewing....hahaha

I wanna create something with a nautical feel for this one to match our Nautical/Chevron theme for our wedding in here's what I came up with.....

My DIY cord
I initially wanted to use colored ropes for this but since I'm based in the province it's quite difficult to find materials what I did is just make one out of baker's twine...
here's the materials I've used:

20 yards each of yellow and blue baker's twine - P330.00 ( i ordered online so it goes with the shipping fee)
yellow and deep blue buttons- P20.00 for 60 pieces
assorted stainless/silver charms/pendants - P180.00 (all)
yellow and blue threads- from granny's sewing box :p
mighty bond- from the household 

Total cost : P500.00

Here's a closer view of my DIY cord...

cross in the middle

steering wheel charm in the middle that bind both loops

stainless anchor

girl and boy charm ( for me it's cute) I put it in the end of each loop

another anchor charm (silver)

symbol of LOVE :D

angel with heart charm 

blue buttons I sewed in  yellow loop
yellow buttons I sewed in  blue loop

I so love the combination of our motif :D
That's it pansit!!

I hope you like it! :D

Note: This cord is also inspired by the DIY  bouquet of a w@w sissy (Michelle ni Jay) who is my cheerlearder for this DIY. ;) -Gracias Sis! :D

Be cool in BICOL!

Spell LAZY and BUSY!--------> This post is a month overdue *sorry*

Yes, I'm lazy......I'm too lazy in updating our blog now....and

too busy thinking and prepping for our 2 upcoming weddings....

Hmmmmm I'm actually pressured about our wedding in Mexico this coming August because you know how short notice it was plus I'm still getting hard time sending and requesting the necessary papers for the Church requirements there.  We planned it to be just simple, very intimate and kind of low budget wedding  since we don't really expecting this but as much as possible we wanted to make it as special as our beach wedding here in the Philippines on December.

Okay, enough of blabbing about the wedding preps....For the meantime let me share you how I left the wedding stuffs  for a while and got a short vacay in Bicoladia...

Finally after thousand years planning....we made it there LOL...

I went to Bicol with my High School friends... namely Joarry (who is on vacay from her cruise ship job), Troy ( a cool COO), Charm (my outgoing banker BFF) and Rio ( IT techy buddy).

See how we explored Bicolandia ......(June8-10, 2012)

We rode a 21 seater Cagsawa  Bus (elite class) --->
from Cubao-Albay ( 10-12 hours land trip).....We actually wanted to try the PNR train ride but because we are kind of scared in terms of safety we opted to try this bus instead.....though part of me really wanna try a slumdog-millionaire-like-ride but like what they always first!Hmmm, let us see if this bus is worth riding for.....okay,  the bus interior is cozy...with a business-class-plane-seater-like seat, very cold (so I suggest you bring your own blanket coz I can't sleep in a space with 15-19 degrees temperature without even a small pillow...>_<), and  they have a driver and conductor who are not really friendly at all (we can't even ask them to take us a group picture for souvenir hmmmp), no restroom ( i thought they have ) and no wifi connection (disappointing because some bus with lower rate have this )....for a P920.00 each person in one trip I'd rather add few more hundreds for a plane ride than riding again here because honestly I'm not comfortable traveling aboard this bus....maybe because of  the fast and furious speed of it that made my eyes widely open the whole night :(.

We decide not to book a hotel prior to our trip.... Troy said it's a backpacker's style so better we just do look for it right then in there...when we arrive in Albay...So we did!

We are not really up to a 5 star hotel accommodation since our main goal is to explore Albay as much as we could so we don't need a very pricey room where we will stay only just to get some zzzzz.... Finally with the help of Charm's brother who always have a business trip in Bicol we got an affordable hotel/Inn.

We checked in Jenifer's.....We took only one big room and add one mattress.... and guess how much it cost us???hahaha because it's not peak season anymore we get them for only P2100 ...Not bad right?? see the amenities below :D

From Jenifer's ...just after eating our breakfast there we went Cagsawa ruins to see the Mayon volcano ....we saw it but because of the super hot weather we decided to just go back the next day to take some picture because the heat of  the sun is not really tolerable at all.... :( 


Troy was telling us how he loved the burger here.....

unfortunately it's not available when we decided to dine...awwww...
because they said  they run out of buns....oh please!!

Embarcadero excites me only for one thing which is the zipline...Hey!it's my first time....
Talk about fight your own fears... and extreme activities!!! Wiiiih


getting ready...
kabado na LOL

I'm brave!!
Charm and Joarry were afraid to try it they just watch us and took some photos of how brave we are LOL....

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Tired???we are not! To taste the famous sili ice cream we went to Gaisano Mall where !st Colonial Grill is located....

while waiting for our sili ice creams :)

next time i will try the calamansi and malunggay ice cream 

sili ice cream....yes it is hot.... with the pimiento-like taste

tinutong ice cream.....this is yum!

pili ice cream- yummier! i love this the most :)

Ooooops! Can you belive we still have the power to a visit Santo Domingo Church?? Funny but we never know that Santo Domingo, Albay is a liltle bit far from Legaspi...Like 40 minutes jeepney ride I guess..

I so love this old Church

what's in there? haha...
We went back ....near Gaisano Mall area after....We hired a cab to tour us in Lignon hill...Glad Manong driver was nice....He charged us P400.00...Good deal for 6 of us right?? what to see there??check 'em below.......

for only P5.00 you can have a closer view of Mayon Volcano


group picture finally :D

Time for Dinner so we asked Manong driver to drop us to Balai Cena Una...Hmmm....

let us see the Menu
Long Day=oilyness argh...

pandan rice

bicol express/side dish

pork medallion in pepper sauce

Tinutungan chicken

I forgot this too! talk about memory lost??all i know is it's a fish

lumpiang shanghai

pork cordon bleu


Cena una chocolate cake

Rio's Birthday cheese cake... this one is free fom Cena generous?
and hey! it's so yummy! :D

Advance Happy Birthday Rio :)

Us again :D

before leaving ....

we call it a night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After that blissful dinner ...we head back to Jennifer's...and yes we are dead tired! LOL

June10- last day...we woke up early because we wanted to catch the early morning view of Mayon volcano from Cagsawa ruins where you can see the perfect cone volcano without any clouds...Just a jeepney ride away from Jenifer' 5-ish in the morning...

Locals says: to catch the perfect view of Mayon Volcano you have to be at Cagsawa Ruins from 5-8 in the morning ...or else enjoy Mayon with clouds...

the boys

amazing place we have in the country.... a must see!
After enjoying the Mayon view we went to old Albay ....we visited St. Gregory Church....too bad we're not able to hear the whole mass...Hmmm....We can't understand their we just pray and...

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and we walked til we find this....SMALLTALK...where we wanted to taste their famous laing pizza..For some mishaps...oh well we are too early....We are there at 8am and this opens at 9am...tsk tsk...

so we just pose in front.....eeeer
We are hungry so ...good thing Biggs Diner is just a block away....

after 48 years this burger finally came

happy kid , happy tummy
After breakfast we dropped by the bus terminal to buy some Pasalubong....and then back to Jennifer's andchecked out....We are in a hurry! why???because we want to try the famous halo halo in Bicol!!!!
Gawd! Can you imagine how many pounds I gain after this trip? LOL

So there!With our bags...we went to DJC Halo halo....near Gaisano Mall....

I'm enjoying this yummy halo halo while watching Pacquiao vs Bradley fight haha

Back to Manila this time....yes with a plane ride!!buti nalang :)

before boarding a CebuPac flight

until next time Bicol..
Two days is too short to explore whole Bicolandia but at least we get some taste of it!!!!
Next time we want it longer maybe a week or two????good luck!!! but for sure we will!

I love Bicol! :D