43/52: Those Fleeting Moments of Bliss

| Posted in Dawn & Rain

Photographs of our twin daughters, once a week, every week this 2014.

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These are photographs from three Saturdays ago, the day after their birthday. (It turned out to be a weekend-long celebration, yes.) We took our twin flower girls to Tagaytay for their Ninang Joni and *ehem* Ninong Deej’s wedding, and had an absolutely lovely time.

We made a pit stop at Starbucks (the one in Tagaytay that’s overlooking Taal.. it’s beautiful!) before heading to the wedding venue, and my brother managed to capture these rare picture-perfect, frame-worthy family portraits that are making my heart burst every time I stare at them.

Needless to say, It was a beautiful day to celebrate love, and family, and God’s goodness.

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Bebeng’s Kitchen: Branding & Identity Redesign

| Posted in Design Projects

Bebeng's Kitchen Brand Board

Logo and canvas bag / black wall / kitchen / wallpaper / jars / biz cards

One thing for sure, not only is Denise an amazing cook-slash-baker, she also has an awesome taste in design. Her Pinterest board of pegs and ideas was a design heaven, you can tell that she knows exactly what her vision is and the values she wants her brand to represent.

After getting her color and style pegs, I made an initial color palette and started designing logo studies. I normally don’t share logo studies here, but I probably should. You know, just to give you an idea how my design process looks like in case you *ehem* consider working with me. Besides, I really love how these turned out. (more…)

Pink My Ride: Blog & Branding Redesign

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Pink my Ride Color Inspiration

I met Carmel in one of Martine’s workshops. With majority of the attendees being Moms, and Carmel being the youngest and the only single woman in the group, she was naturally easy to remember. As she was sharing her story and describing her blog goals and vision to the group, I remember seeing my younger self in her—more specifically, in her love for travel, and her passion to explore not only places but also life and new sources of inspiration. That’s why it made me really happy when she approached me to “tweak” her brand and blog design.

She wanted to keep her logo, but if you are an avid follower of Carmel’s blog, you will notice a slight but significant difference in the logo’s typography and tagline. ;) We redesigned the layout of her blog and refined her brand board. She wanted her site to be minimalist, with lots of white spaces to bring more focus to the content and the photographs. She wanted her online space to grow with her and to look more composed and matured.   (more…)

42/52: Not-so-Terrible Twos

| Posted in Dawn & Rain, Mommyhood

Photographs of our twin daughters, once a week, every week, this 2014.

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As if those photographs from their second birthday were not enough, here’s more! These were taken after their birthday party, that’s why, yes, they’re still wearing their birthday dresses. :)

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Rain, sweet Rain. This girl is full of antics and sweetness. Lately she likes playing “pretend sleep”. She would take her blanket and pillow, arrange them on the floor, lie down, say “night guys!” and close her eyes to (pretend) sleep. Often she would take a break from playing, come up to me or to her Daddy just to give us a hug or a kiss, and then go back to what she was previously doing. It’s totally random and soo heart-melting! And sometimes we would tell her to hug Dawn, and she would go to her sister and give her a hug and a bonus kiss. Such a sweetheart! <3

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Dawn, our charming diva. This little girl practically learned to sing even before she started talking. She imitates dance moves and actions, and sings along whatever’s playing on TV. The first time she sang “I Cast All My Cares Upon You” (the whole song) on her own—it made me tear up. I mean, who sings “I Cast All My Cares Upon You” at 2 years old right? At night when the lights are out, we would hear her quietly singing to herself until she falls asleep. She rarely kisses us, but when she does.. let’s just say it makes up for all the times she won’t do it. :)

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Dear Dawn & Rain, It’s been a blast being your Mommy and seeing you grow, and being around to witness your milestones. I used to be so scared of being a mommy, but thank you for making me brave, and for making this motherhood-thing all sorts of awesome. :)

More about Project 52 here. View all posts in this blog series here.

Courageous Content Creation Workshop This Nov 27

| Posted in Blogging, Lovers Dreamers and Me

Courageous Content Creation

(Photo credit: Makeitblissful.com)

Martine and I share this same passion in creating content that aims to inspire people to live more meaningful lives and make their dreams happen. It’s a passion that keeps us both awake late at night, tinkering on our iPhones in the dark, exchanging thoughts and ideas and links with each other, dreaming about the next thing we should do to pursue our bliss.

You see, not only is Martine a blissmaker and a dreamer, she is also a visionary. She comes up with creative ideas and she partners with people who are passionate at what they do to translate these ideas into something that will benefit many others. She’s a woman of courage, and being a few years older than I am, I look up to her as, not only a friend, but also a mentor and a role model.  (more…)

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