International, Philippines, Travel

Makati–The Beverly Hills of Manila

January 29, 2018

I am finally wrapping up my Philippines trip series today, after writing about Tagaytay/Ta’al volcano and Pagsanjan Falls near Manila, and from our trip to Palawan, I wrote about staying on Busuanga and the El Rio Y Mar resort, taking a Coron island tour, and an island hopping tour.  Click on the links to catch up how we spent the…

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Coron, International, Philippines, Travel

Island Hopping in The Philippines

January 26, 2018

The last tour that we took during our visit to Busuanga was an island hopping tour.  This is what you do when you go to Palawan–you island hop.  Some people–mostly a lot younger than us–take a more care-free approach to it, and charter a boat for a few days, stopping at whatever island strikes their fancy and staying a day,…

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Coron, Philippines, Travel

Coron Island Tour, Palawan

January 25, 2018

It’s been about 8 months since we returned from our trip to The Philippines, and almost that long since I’ve blogged.  I guess I’m not really into the whole swing of this blogging thing yet, and have decided I’m going to approach this more as a personal log of things I want to remember as much as anything. So here…

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#NSale Finds

August 5, 2017

Well, has everyone exhausted themselves and their wallets with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  It took me a little while to warm up to it, and up until this past week I thought I hadn’t really bought much.  I warmed up to this sale with one strong push to the end, though. My husband’s birthday is Sunday, and I was lucky…

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Coron, Philippines, Travel

Spring Break in The Philippines–Busuanga and Coron

May 22, 2017

My husband, daughter and I recently enjoyed almost 2 weeks in The Philippines.  I previously talked about how my daughter Chloe and I visited Ta’al volcano and went to Pagsanhan Falls.  You can read about those adventures here and here. Our next stop was Busuanga and Coron Islands.  Busuanga is a populated island where everyone lives and stays if they’re…

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Dining Room, Interior, My Home

Craigslist Dining Room Chairs

May 4, 2017

I have been looking for the perfect, right, even “just better” dining room chairs ever since we purchased our Saarinen table a few years ago.  Prior to this table, we had an old, beat up Duncan Phyfe table and matching chairs.  Until I could find the right chairs, I just recovered the seats of the existing chairs and called it a…

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Bedroom, Interior, My Home, One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge–Week 3

April 22, 2017

Welcome Back!!   We’re already halfway through the One Room Challenge™, the brainchild of Linda from Calling it Home, wherein bloggers redo, renew, refresh an entire room in just about 5 weeks.  I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed.  I also can’t believe how indecisive I am. I’m tackling my master bedroom, and click here to review my Week 1  and Week 2…

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Bedroom, Interior, My Home, One Room Challenge, Uncategorized

One Room Challenge–To Do Wk2

April 13, 2017

Welcome back to Week 2 of the One Room Challenge™, my maiden voyage, the adventure created and sponsored by Linda from Calling it Home, wherein bloggers redo, renew, refresh an entire room in just about 5 weeks. I’m tackling my master bedroom, and click here to review my Week 1 ‘before’ images and project list and plans.   Please tell me–Where does…

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