Saturday, November 10, 2018

Starter Menu (on Minimalism)

I was watching this documentary on Netflix 'Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things' and everything started to hit me. You know that feeling, when suddenly the universe is not asking but instead directing you to do something, it will place events, people, circumstances in your life to prepare you for something. All of a sudden I am understanding all of the why's. All of the reasons why I was robbed last August causing me to not have a smart phone for a long time ( I will reserve that story in another blog post), us moving to a smaller space, and owning just a number of things. I am unconsciously being prepared to live a minimalist life.
Before watching that documentary, I already have an idea of what having a minimalist life is all about. It is just that, I am not ready to swallow or take the plunge yet to live an altered life. Please don't get me wrong, I know there is nothing wrong with consumerism. In fact, I lived that life for so long. But little by little, the series of events in my life is teaching me to consciously control the little things I have.
We are currently in the process of settling-down in our new place. We moved from 50sqm to a 17sqm house, so just imagine the struggle of trying to fit all of our stuff in a smaller place. Well for me, It would be a lot easier to eliminate the extra stuff that we are not using, than trying to fit all of our things in a little space leaving us crumpled in a place with lots of stuff that owns us, rather than us owning them. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Thoughts and rambles

I am in the time of my life where I really want something but I am too afraid of doing the things to have that 'something'. Yes, I am blessed with family, friends, and especially my husband who is fully supporting me in achieving that 'something'. I know and I can't deny it that the universe and God is even conspiring in giving that 'something'to me. All of the forces around me is pushing me to have it. Have you ever experienced that?

So what is the reason why I am not doing the things to achieve it? Am I afraid of something? What's stopping me? To be honest, it is just me, it is just myself. Not that I am afraid of something, I am just not convinced with myself achieving my goal. I am too afraid of myself not being capable, not being sufficient. It has been a couple of months now since I am contemplating of pursuing it. Hopefully, and I am praying really hard. With all my heart, that I can finally realize that it is only me who is preventing me to achieving my goal.

So what is this 'something'? It is going back to Youtube and making videos again.

Will you support me on this?

Schelle Cee

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Max's first beach experience

It's officially summer! And the best way to spend it is at the beach! Since I am still on my maternity leave and the hubster is on indefinite leave from his work, we had an impromptu decision to go to the beach with the two kids. Since it was Max's first beach experience, I documented it.

We went to  Crystal Beach Resort in Zambales. We booked our room ahead of time. You may visit their website here for prices of their accommodation. The room that we got is the John. It is a fan room with one double-bed and it includes a breakfast buffet. Upon arrival, my husband confirmed our booking and ours was upgraded to an air-conditioned room with three single beds. Isn't that awesome?! You can watch my vlog below and see how the great the resort is.

Till next!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Max's cake smash!

It's been long overdue for this post, and yes, Max is already 2 years old. So without further ado here is his cake smash photo for his 1st birthday. All of it are my DIY including the editing and decorations.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Why I brokeup with Facebook

This is a well thought act and to be honest, it really is hard for me since this is the way I interact with my family and close friends. It all started when all I can see in my news feed is noise. Noise that is hungry of our attention. News often times faux, that is stealing our precious time. I am not really after being productive, but I am after using my time and putting more quality out of it. Our lives/time is limited, and we never know when it will end, might be soon. I’d rather spend it to make more quality memories rather than swiping up and down looking at my Facebook news feed full of noise.

Oh yes, we can definitely control what you want to see in your feed, but you can’t control what your friends will post that will surely appear in your feed. At first, to address this concern, I restricted some of my friends to limit their post’s visibility on my end. It became pointless as to why we are friends on Facebook at all. I’d rather send a personal message to that person than to see a filtered news about them.

Leaving Facebook is like having a breakup. It really is hard at first, but you will surely move on. It will set you free from something that imprisoned you for so long. It will set you free from posting and seeing posts that doesn’t matter to your life at all. Those little things that hinders you from seeing the real person behind that profile wall, will all be gone. It helped me to have more real conversation with real people.

In the end, it is still your option as to have a Facebook account and how you’ll handle your time accessing this powerful medium. As for me, I can’t see any reasons why I need to stay there and benefit from it.

Monday, July 3, 2017

One fine Sunday

I woke up and was looking for you in our bed. The bedroom door was open and saw you singing while preparing our breakfast. Our little one is still curled up in bed. You looked at me and I greeted you ‘good morning’ and you smiled back at me.  I stood up and walked towards you and embraced you from the back while you were washing the dishes. “I had a bad dream” I said. “What was it?” You asked.  You laughed at me after I told you what it was. “Don’t ever leave me, please” I pleaded. You smiled, kissed me, and continue what you were doing.

                I went back to bed and snoozed off with our little one. I woke up at your voice telling me that the breakfast was ready. I rose up and walked towards our dinning table. After   a few minutes, our little one woke up. I picked him up and prepared his plate. I sat him down in his chair waiting relentlessly for his plate to be flooded with food. I enjoyed our first meal of the day. I can’t thank you enough for preparing it. Simple yet tummy-filling, and healthy too.

                We binged in our bed and satisfied our laziness after filling our tummy with food. By our little one’s demands, you turned on the laptop and streamed his favorite nursery rhymes while we continued to perpetuate with the seemingly slug-like activity that we are currently in. Suddenly, a knock on the door woke us both and forcing us to get up. It is the owner of the apartment we were renting, asking if we were ready for the installation of our air conditioning unit.

                The installation was a ballad of labor-of-love and skillful hands. I can’t wait until it was all done and devour the comfort of our bedroom all day. I can’t and will never forget this day. I felt so loved and valued. From preparing our breakfast and lunch, to making sure our little one is happy, to making me feel that I am comfortable in our own home, to taking care of everything that you know I can’t do because of my current condition, and also for loving our Timber willingly. Thank you so much Asawa ko for always taking care of me and for giving your love by serving me and showering me with your care. 

                And how could I forget that you picked up the poop of our Timber and made sure that our home was squeaky clean for our little one early in the morning while me, our little one, and Timber was still sleeping. I could not ask for more! Mwah!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hello people!!

Greetings everyone!! Yes, I am still alive and kicking! Well, I just want to update you on what is happening with me. I am currently on social media diet should I say. Less internet, more on life. Waving hello to every one! Smile because you are beautiful and loved! XOXO Schelle Cee

Friday, September 23, 2016

What's in my bag?

Hello Guys!! Welcome back to my page!!

I really love watching tag videos on  Youtube. I did one recently and I swear I really enjoyed it!! hahaha!

Here is my take to the "What's in my bag" tag video.

 You will find that I am not that well organized with my bags. If you can recommend a good bag organizer just please let me know in the comments. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed filming this.

Till next!

Schelle Cee

Sunday, September 11, 2016

August 2016 favorites

Wow! This would be the first time I’ll be doing this favorites article. Personally it is a good idea to document it for me to have a list of the products that worked for me and the reasons why it did.
I have a few favorite products this August and here they are.

I’ve been loving this Verdon Keratin hair spa with Argan oil, though I am not really sure if it really has Argan oil or just the scent but the heck I care! As long as it is working well for me then I am good with it. You all know that my hair is digitally permed and this product is doing its job in moisturizing it and making it manageable and soft.

The Monea curl defining milk is a hair styling product that is not oily or sticky and just leaves your curly hair more defined and not ‘buhaghag’. It is also not weighing down my hair and will still make your hair bouncy and a good volume. Man I tell you this really defines my curls!  Also, a plus for this product is that it’s really affordable at Php99 for 200ml.

The best toothpaste so far in protecting my sensitive teeth is the Sensodyne repair and protect. I just magically makes my teeth less sensitive. I recently had my 13 teeth filled making it more sensitive and prone to pain when drinking or eating cold and hot foods. Using this toothpaste just gives it an extra protection helping me to enjoy eating.

I can't think of any oil that is not sticky and quickly absorbed by the skin that Bio Oil. Instead of applying night cream, I am putting it on my face instead. It really hydrates my skin. The effect would be softer and hydrated skin the next morning. While applying it on my face I do massage it a little to relax my self. No harsh scent that will linger, just the light feeling and relaxed skin.

What's not to love about the Dewytree Ultra Vitalizing Snail Cream? This product is really hydrating and keeps my face supple soft. Oh how I love to touch my skin after it settled on my face. I got this one for free when I bought lippies at Beauty MNL. I would love to buy the full size!

This is a repurchase, and I am not really sure why I tend to gravitate to this product even if it's a little pricey. The Bioderma Sensibio H2O helps keep my skin squeaky clean. Plus on those lazy days when you just want to sleep after a long day, just saturate a cotton ball and cleanse your face with this product. I never had a breakout with this, it also doesn't sting, and the most important is this product is very good for sensitive skin like mine.

With Maybelline Fashion Brow 3D brow and nose palette, I can now make my brows as if it is done by a pro! Seriously easy to use! I love that feeling of achievement,eyebrows on fleek  haha!

Since the previous eyebrow product is on dark brown I will need to tone it down to match my hair color. For that, I am loving the Maybelline 24hrs Color Matcher in yellow brown. This is the perfect color match for my ash colored hair.

Schwing from The Balm is the blackest black liquid eye liner that I can find. Unlike other jet black eye liner, this one has a matte finish, I just love how it looks. the only downside of this product is that it sets really fast so you will need to work double time with it.

The lippies! Oh the lippies. This gave me a really hard time on deciding which is which and since I am into nudes lately. What else do you expect! So much surprised that I can find this kind of liquid lippy in such great price and quality.It is the Jazzy France Lustrous Lip gloss, though I am not so sure why they put gloss on the name because I am sure that this product have 0 gloss in it. I am not disappointed with it though. In fact I am wowed with this product. It is really comparable with those high end liquid lipsticks.

The other lipstick product is the Fashion 21 All day bronze. Boy oh boy I am so in love with it! I so love it that I am so willing to make a review bout it. The color is really gorgeous, so wearable, and beyond perfect nude shade!

Last but not the least is my brows! How can I almost forget that! I grew it all out until its all bushy and not so pretty. I am aiming to have a straighter brow and let the professional do the job. Where else to go to have your brows groomed but to The Browhaus. I visit their branch in SM Megamall. I am so satisfied with the outcome! I just need to grow some more  because of the sparse are caused by over plucking hehe! Ooops! sorry brows. I do not have a picture of my brows though, but you can watch my August favorites 2016 video below and see my brows in action lol!

Till next!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter is hope!

Max is a living proof of God's faithfulness to me. And yes, Jesus loves me dearly! My victory is in You!

He is not defeated! 
He is risen! Hope is here!
Happy Easter!!