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Roy & Biv Glorietta: Home Design Inspiration

Being a 21st century mother and meeting the modern demands of family life can sometimes burn us out. At the end of each week, many moms wish they can escape to a quiet hotel. Some can afford this sweet escape to recharge their mom-batteries, some like me save up for it, and some can only dream.

Reach out for your home design inspiration at Roy & Biv

What if we create a haven of relaxation inside our homes? One that can match those dreamy patios or minimalist bedrooms we only see in magazines? While moving things around the house, clearing stuff, and decorating may not sound so relaxing – the outcome can mean more relaxed days ahead of you and your family. Just search Marie Condo on YouTube and her art of tidying up.

Home Decors at Roy & Biv

If you need motivation to actually start this project of refreshing your bedroom, home office, or living space in general – visit Roy & Biv in Glorietta 4 at the 2nd floor.

My husband and I agree that this is “shopping therapy”. The store is as unique as its sister-brand, Tickles. I can say this is Tickles for grown-ups because Tickles customers in the 90’s (like us) now have actual homes to decorate, maybe even children or pets to care of and entertain.

It’s easy to shop because items are already organized by color. I was looking for blue stuff for my bedroom project. I wanted a nautical theme that would make our mini family feel like we’re in a Greek-inspired hotel.

I think having a beautiful room that compliments your needs – psychologically and physically can inspire you at work, recharge you at sleep, and encourage everyone to tidy up. Positive space minus negative energy.

Nautical Themed Items

So here are some items we purchased at Roy & Biv. It was so easy to be inspired by this store, as you go through each collection of decors, accessories, and more – a new idea pops in your head. It’s very refreshing and hopeful that you’ll pull through a home design project.

 

Blue & White handcrafted sail boat

White & Blue wooden anchor with fish net and star fish accent

 

Blue pattern eye masks for all three of us

We are now in the process of decluttering our bedroom by selling and donating unused stuff. This’ll create more positive space to complement our resort-style design project. We’ve chosen to go with white and blue. Hopefully it’ll make us even calmer parents with blue being the color of trust and peace – and apparently, less forgetful. See below:

More than home decors

We were shopping with our kid at Roy & Biv and items like novelty school supplies, coin banks, and even nostalgic thing-a-majigs kept him interested.

Ashton exploring orange as a color. His favorite is red.

Coin banks that tell you what you’re saving for can be more effective!

Find your school supplies in your favorite color

It’s rare that we find a store all of us equally enjoy. While Roy & Biv is a medium-sized shop, it kept us in for more than an hour! It’s a really unique shopping experience you must try.

I recommend visiting Roy & Biv if you feel burned out at work, home, or feeling toxic from negative energy and want to turn that into positive, creative energy. It doesn’t matter how many items you get, one thing can change a room if you get inspired by it.

WATCH: Roy & Biv Shopping Vlog

If you can’t make it to Glorietta yet, check out their Instagram https://www.instagram.com/royandbiv/

Happy shopping Mommy & family!

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Make Everyday Mother’s Day with S&R

Mommy, do you wish it’s always mother’s day and that you can enjoy more time for yourself? Don’t wait for next year’s mother’s day celebration. Here are some tips on how you can have extra time for yourself with the help of these S&R Everyday Finds! I found all of these deals at S&R Imus this month.

1. Save time and money in the kitchen – when you spend less time in the kitchen, you have more time for yourself and your family. I like cooking from scratch but like you, there are days when everyone’s in a hurry. Maybe someone woke up late, did not turn up, or someone unexpectedly shows up – or you’re not feeling well.

Montana Embotido by 3’s P218.85

Nancy’s Quiche P169

Krusteze Mini Pancakes P139.00

I learned to keep and take advantage of “emergency prepared meals”. S&R exposed me to frozen meals that can save me time, money, and sanity when I need a meal fast. It’s still a lot cheaper than calling fast food delivery and keeps very well in the freezer. There are frozen and ready to cook items that can be served for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner.

White Castle Cheeseburger P249

Crepini Naked Crepes P399

Do you also watch money saving tips on YouTube? If you do, you must have heard of slow cookers that American families would normally have. Busy moms use this to come home to a slow cooked dish that’s ready to serve to the family. I always thought slow cookers were not available here and that they’d be expensive. But look what I found on S&R:

Deli Chef Slow Cooker P2,000

I wanted to buy this but I’d like to search for slow cooker recipes first. I’m sure if I do get this, it’ll save me a lot of money and stress in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I wish I can cook all day but that’s impossible nowadays.

By the way, if you are moving to a new home and need a new convection oven you can get 2 for the price of 1 or buy 1 take 1 convection oven at S&R.

Deli Chef Convection Oven Buy 1 Take 1 P4,999.95

2. Take care of yourself – don’t wait for anyone else to do it for you. Invest in your health and give your body what it needs. I am firm of the belief that moms should take care and love themselves first in order to properly love and care for their family. It shouldn’t take a lot of time and resources to do this anyway, especially with items like these.

Ready cut-up celery P54.42 – throw in the blender with your smoothie or use for sandwiches and salads

Kale P55.79 – kale used to be hard to find but thanks to S&R it’s here and it’s affordable. Add to your cooking for a nutrient boost, your smoothie, or sandwiches

Aside from adding more greens to your diet, make sure to care for your skin too. The easiest way I learned is to keep skin moisturized. Doing this alone keeps infections at bay because dry skin leads to cracked skin which is where bacteria enters your body.

Keri Intense Moisturizer Buy 1 Take 1 P799 – look how huge this is. My moisturizer is the same size and this looks promising with its claim of keeping skin moisturized all day.

Suave Keratin Infused Shampoo P549.95 – if you had Keratin treatment or just want the hair taming effects of Keratin, Suave has this Keratin infused shampoo for you to try.

3. Treat yourself at home – while we dream of being in a staycation all the time, that’s just not practical. I’ve committed myself to putting money in improving our home versus shelling out for staycations. It all starts with small steps, as small as treating you and your family to a set of brand new, soft, imported towels:

There’s lots to choose from at S&R and the quality of these towels can match your favorite hotel’s. You can also find luxury pillows, beddings, etc. and you know you deserve a relaxing shower and a good night’s sleep after all the mommy work.

Imagine you’re enjoying room service midnight snack with these US Blueberry Pies by S&R’s bakery. No recipe, no cooking, no cleaning required. Best of all, it’s Buy 1 Take 1 these days at S&R!

If you must enjoy another slice, try this newer US Pecan Pie for only P349.00

What’s your favorite mommy find at S&R? Post your answer in the comments below. With a little creativity and smart shopping, we can make everyday like mother’s day! :)

Happy shopping at S&R Mommy!

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

SnR 2017 Deals: Enjoy Summer at Home

Have you been to S&R lately? Because of the summer heat, I’ve learned to appreciate how cold it is inside S&R. Unlike the usual supermarkets, S&R loves to treat shoppers to really good air conditioning! But, what’s even more cool are the deals I found this month that will help all of us moms enjoy summer at home and on a budget!

S&R Deals & Prices – April 2017

Tommy Bahama Beach Chair P1,799
Tommy Bahama Beach Umbrella P1,499

Let’s start with some foldable summer chairs. You can use one or two in your garden to turn it into a cozy spot for your family. Sometimes it’s gets very humid inside of the house. Stepping outside allows you to enjoy the breeze and feel like you’re on a summer vacay.

IKEA Beach Chair P799 (save P200)

Level-up your family weekend at home. Just get these water canons also known as squirters for the kids! Fill a bucket with water and inject water in your Stream Machine (brand). No batteries required and can be enjoyed in any outdoor setting such as your backyard – with or without a pool or the beach.

Stream Machine Water Cannon, 2 pcs for P1,049 (save P150)

If you or your kids want to get fit this summer (or get taller for the teens), they say basketball is a good activity. At S&R you can buy quality basketballs for just P699.95 and buy 1 take 1 – this means you get home an extra ball or for bringing to your next outing.

V8 Voit Basketball Size 7, buy 1 take 1 for just P699.95

If you still don’t have time to play and just chill outdoors (or you’re just lazy to do it), here’s another solution that everybody loves – ICE CREAM. At S&R you can treat yourself to American Ice Cream brands that mommies, daddies, and kids can instantly enjoy at home. Instant summer feels that chase summer boredom away! Enjoy outdoors for an instant picnic.

Hiland Premium Ice Cream, Buy any 2 flavor for just P199.00

There are plenty of ice cream to choose from at S&R with different unique flavors and sizes. I chose the icecream brands that were on sale and have buy 1 take 1 deals!

Tillamook Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream P409 (Save P100)

Speaking of picnics, I found these new Dulce De Leche Mini Cakes at the S&R Bakery. They’re perfect to setup for a nice merienda outside, add to that some ice cream of your choice from S&R. There are plenty more pastries to choose from but I made the right choice in trying these!

I hope these inspires moms like me to be creative in enjoying summer at home. Staying in is not only convenient and cheap but also saves you from traffic. Who says you can’t make a summer memorable for your kids on a budget? :)

P.S. I also found these deals for moms too!

Summer tote bag P549 (Save P350)

VMV Armada Ultra Sun Protection P1,949 (get free item)

Enjoy the rest of your summer Mommy and Baby! :)

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

S&R Member’s Treat on March 29-April 2!

With the kids on summer vacation, it’s a top priority for moms to stock up on food and other home essentials to make summer a fun and comfortable bonding time for the whole family. It’s also a time for us moms to do some general cleaning and even review appliances if they are still energy efficient.

S&R Imus is ready to roll with the Member’s Treat. Some of the items are already on sale when we went.

So this March 29 to April 2, mark your calendars and be sure not to miss the much-awaited S&R Member’s Treat. This is exclusive to all S&R card holders, if you’re not yet a member you can always apply on-site and get a temporary card within minutes that you can use on the same day.

What to Expect at the S&R Member’s Treat March 2017

  • Buy 1 Take 1 deals
  • Price reductions of up to 50% off on S&R picks
  • Discounted items and promos on grocery staples like fresh produce, yummy baked goodies, and imported treats, to various gift items, housewares, towels and linens, and even select appliances
  • Fuel savings at Php4.00 off per liter of gasoline or Php3.00 off per liter of diesel at any of the 50 participating Unioil branches

These items are already marked down before the actual sale and will remain that way throughout the S&R Member’s Treat

Hotdog + FREE Chicken Nuggets

Koka Laksa Singapura

Buy 1 Take 1 Arla Butter

March 29 falls on a weekday which is an advantage for stay at home and work at home moms with the chance to go early and grab the first deals. For working moms, don’t worry because there are several S&R branches that is near your home and office. I remember fondly how my own mom will take me to S&R in Bonifacio Global City during her lunch breaks too :)

S&R Appliance Deals

The following are my hope to buy items during the 5 day Member’s Treat at S&R. The discounted items will be a surprise but according to my sources, the following appliances will be marked down. I go for appliances because electricity use and prices go up during summer and it’s not everyday that these are on generous sale.

1. GE and LG Air conditioners .5-1.5HP

2. Whirlpool Washing Machine

3. Samsung or LG Refrigerator

I also found some items that are a steal like this buy 1 take 1 personal coffee maker, buy 1 take 1 ref, and buy 1 take 1 electric kettle!

Health and Beauty Deals at S&R Member’s Treat

Of course, I also want to buy something for myself and these are the following health & beauty products. These are also already marked down as of today:

1. Cetaphil Body Moisturizer/Lotion


2. Cetaphil facial wash

3. Buy 1 Take 1 Sunsilk Shampoos

4. Big tub of organic virgin coconut oil

What about you? I hope we all get our S&R wishlists during the Member’s Treat. Don’t forget to go to S&R with a plan and be there early on March 29. Happy shopping Mommy!

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Make your Summer Fun & Sun-Proof with Watsons | Promos, Freebies and Prizes

Sunblock is not the cheapest beauty product and is often ignored by many of us – until we see the signs of aging caused by sun damage. Every summer we are reminded of the importance to apply sunblock on our face and body. Kids are especially susceptible to sunburn when playing in the sand and swimming for hours. Make your summer fun, safe, and healthy by being equipped with the right summer products.

FREE Floaters when you shop at Watsons

The best time to buy sunblock for your summer outing is before you go! Sunblock lotions are more expensive to buy in resorts compared to stores like Watsons. You’ll be amazed at the top of the line sunblock options that are now available here: Nivea, Vaseline, Banana Boat, Beach Hut, Solstice, Biore, Sunplay, Belo, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, Celeteque, Kojie San, Hawaiian Tropic, Dermplus, Ponds, and Olay, plus when you buy from Watsons like I did – you will get freebies like trendy giant donut floaters!

FREE Nivea floater when you buy P700 worth of Nivea sunblock/products

For our next summer outing, I shopped for sunblock at Watsons. I carefully read the promos and checked out each brand’s promos. Ultimately, I came home with 1 beach ball, 1 donut inflatable floater, and 1 Nivea ring floater – total of 3 freebies that will make our summer more fun.

FREE Donut floater for every P1,400 receipt. I just bought other essentials to reach the amount. These inflatable donut salbabidas can cost up to P1,200 in online stores!

From all the brands that Watsons have in store, I personally use Nivea for me and my son. I’ve been using it for many swimming activities already and I like how it has a “porcelain” effect on our skin. Just reapply every now and then.

Watsons Summer Treat for SM Advantage Card (SMAC) holders

SM Advantage Card Members can also get a chance to explore the wonders of the Philippine islands with getaways for four to Batanes, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, and Palawan. Just buy participating products and for every PHP500 single-receipt purchase, you get 1 e-raffle entry. The promo is from February 23 – April 26, 2017.

Do not lose your e-raffle stub!

Enjoy your summer Mommy and Baby! Please don’t be lazy in applying sunblock, your skin will thank you for it :)

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Lazada turns 5! Surprise Deals & Discounts until March 23

Lazada Philippines officially turns 5! From March 21-23, the leading online shopping site will surprise shoppers with amazing deals during its 3-day birthday sale. Brands like Samsung, Bosch, Nestle, L’oreal, and many more will give up to 90% discounts on their hot selling items.

Thank you Lazada and LAZ the Lion for inviting me to your birthday party!

Lazada’s birthday blowout also includes hourly raffles, top deals, massive discounts, unbeatable flash sales, and other amazing surprises.

WATCH: Lazada’s 3-day Birthday Blowout

Mommy Lace Tip: Buy your summer essentials effortlessly from Lazada. Here are some of my top picks for Lazada’s 5th Birthday Sale.

Top Lazada Birthday Picks! Get these items fast on March 21-23

1. Inflatable Flamingo Floater P999 – original price is P3,500. This inflatable will level-up the summer fun for you and your family. Plus, if you like posting on Instagram, this giant flamingo floater will definitely achieve your family’s #feedgoals.

2. Portable wooden picnic table P2,849.75 – original price is P15,000. Useful for beach trips and different types of summer outing. There are more price cuts starting tomorrow, so who knows this picnic table might receive further discount!

3. SJcam, Go Pro, action camera floater P179 – original price is P599. For parents who like recording and filming their summer adventures, this floater stick will save your camera if dropped in water. It also doubles as a hand grip and a floating device; Floats sticking straight up out of the water and its bright yellow color makes it easy to spot; Wristband is adjustable.

4. Inflatable banana bed P275 – original price is P999. One of the hottest summer trends, this inflatable bed that looks like a banana serves as a bed outdoors and can even be used as a trendy floater! Perfect for your beach outing.

5. Inflatable donut floater P199 – original price is P499. This is definitely the year of the floaters and the come-back of “salbabida”. Perfect for kids to stay safe in the water and for adults to meet their summer #feedgoals.

Don’t miss these birthday surprise tips for more savings

1. Secret Lazada Birthday Voucher Code – visit the Lazada website and wait for the secret password to unlock P500 off on your online purchase. Look for this tab:

2. Save your favorite items now and come back on March 21 for surprise price cuts! – this makes your online shopping easier and ensure that you grab your item before others do!

Happy birthday Lazada and happy shopping Mommy!

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.