Sunday, November 15, 2015


Just a quick post today. Sharing my three months project life pages, June to August.

Hope I get to somehow inspire you with your project life, too. It's not actually easy to keep up. Sometimes, I get stressed out choosing which photos to print, what journal cards to use, how to embellish, or even which goes where in terms of photos and page protectors. Not to mention what to write or journal. It freaks me out! But when it does, I stay away from it for a while, it could be minutes, hours, days or even weeks. But because I have this "before-I-go" goal of printing all our photos and placing them in albums, I get to push myself to getting it done. Luckily, I end up enjoying the journey of documenting each month. I always ask God to help me get through. I always talk to Him in my mind, 'Lord, which photos... Lord, which journal cards... Lord, how do you think I should do it...'.

By far June is my most number of pages. Since I intend to have only one album this year, I didn't make a separate album for our Singapore trip, instead, I added it on June project life pages.

Our (k+i) last full month together with the boys in Philippines. Documenting here their first month at their new school although they actually started last June 24. Had to keep and add the letters they wrote to me, to k, and to God.

This month was a difficult month for me and for K and the boys, too. The first couple of days were our last days together this year. K+I went back here in UAE with a heavy heart. We were placed in a difficult situation a few days later, during our big move to Dubai from Al Ain. Because of that trial, up until now, it got me thinking that maybe it was a not the right decision to return here and leave the boys in Philippines. But if it's a mistake, I won't let it overcome me but accept it as a lesson and not a loss; "a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end".

As I live my day-to-day and move closer to my end, I have found this truth in life that today may not be a good day nor the best day for me, BUT, there will always be good in everyday to be thankful for.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Credits: Becky Higgins page protectors, Studio Calico project life/documenter kits & printables, Paislee Press minimalist templates, Kelly Purkey stamps, Kellie Stamps, Christine Herrin stamps, Life Documented Manila purchases, Pretty Papers Studio purchases. Home Edited Motex label maker. 



This was our way of ending the week. We were only there for barely two hours, it was so windy and the sea had big waves BUT going there was SO worth it. Short but relaxing. 

K was so glad we went and he was so satisfied with his entire week. He was able to bike to work during the workdays, ran almost 10 km on Friday, and went to the beach on Saturday. As for me, after spending the weekdays at home, it felt so good to be able to see a different view and smell the refreshing sea. Yes, we miss the boys (SUPER!) and I was hoping they were here. They would have enjoyed the beach as much as we did. But nonetheless, I am still glad and thankful to God for this opportunity to be together; AND, seeing how happy yesterday K was, it's good enough for me. 

It's still Sunday, the start of the week on my side of the world but I am so looking forward for the weekend, hoping for another beach weekender once again.

(Al Sufouh Beach, Dubai)

Inspite of what's happening around the world, still hoping for a good week ahead.
God is still alive and He will be our strength in the midst of every trial. Hold on tight and never let go of Him.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Coming Soon

Hello all...
As always, absentee blogger here.

Just popping to share that Kathleen of Creo by Lady Katutz & I have collaborated again this 2015. And here's a sneekpeak of what's coming on Creao by Lady Katutz's 5th Blogoversary, our very first digital kit collaboration. More details on the 11th.

See you back on the reveal day.
Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


I'm SO behind blogging my project life pages BUT here I am now with my May Project Life.

Yes, I love using Paislee Press minimalist templates with my photos. But I also mix some handwritten jounaling throughout my pages. But since I used Liz's templates, it made my documenting, organizing & project life process a lot easier. I actually love the white spaces of my pages. I also embellish less because (1) I don't have enough embellishments & (2) I like a cleaner look for my project life pages ("less is more"). And I'm also using Collect App on my phone to save the photos I want to use for my monthly pages. Every time I sort & edit my photos for printing, I check back on my Collect App. In that way, I won't miss a memory for the month.

(I used my phone in taking photos now & my SLR has been in the drawer since we got back in August. I missed my Nikon D60, too, & perhaps that's why I'm taking my Sony 5N for granted.)

Thanks for dropping by.