Turn that Junk Room into a Man Cave!

If you’re tired of your living room turning into a sports venue every weekend maybe it’s time to do something about it! With a bit of paint, elbow grease, and ingenuity you can turn a spare room into a man cave and move the team there whenever there’s a big game. Here are some tips for doing just that.

First of all, if you don’t have a spare room get creative. A basement or garage can work just as well, you’ll just need to add insulation and perhaps paneling. The main idea is to have a big enough space for an extra sofa and a chair or two because the only other furniture you’ll need is side tables and a TV. Of course, you’ll want to add some team decorations when you’re done, and a trip to the local fabric store or a visit to NFL Shop can take care of the decoration details!

First of all, empty the room. Then you’re free to paint the walls the color of your choice; either team colors or a neutral shade you can later decorate. The main idea is to have a clean slate and add details as you go.

For furniture, as mentioned above you’ll just need basic seating. A dorm fridge is a good addition and in a pinch can be used to hold the TV. Ideally you’ll want to mount the TV on the wall though so it’s easy to see from every seat.

If you have kids or teens you might want to get a couple of team beanbag chairs; if your favorite fan likes to entertain you can add a bar and stools. With a NFL Shop coupon you can add throws, glasses, and wall décor; if you follow more than one team you can dedicate one wall to each team.

As a bonus, if your kids participate in sports your man cave is the perfect place to display their trophies. That way they’ll feel like one of the gang when it comes to game day!

Are You Ready for 11.11 Singles Day + Black Friday Shopping Spree?

The question is out, are you 11.11 Singles Day and Black Friday Sale ready?

Everyone I know is getting set for the 11.11 Singles Day and Black Friday Sale –  two of the most sought after dates of the year that are dedicated to scoring bangs upon bangs for our buck, when brands go as low as 90% off! Yes, we have waited practically the whole year, putting off on purchasing that dream item. Because really, why would I buy it at the regular price, when I can practice good ol’ delayed gratification, and get a higher E.Q. score as a result! Haha!

It has a lot do with wise retail shopping, and when you come to think of it, and ounce or two (or more) of prudence. Whether you are a budget-conscious mom like me or not, it is always a treat to be able to buy items at the fraction of its actual cost, right?

Get Set

Whether you are a traditional shopper who would love to physically scrutinize the item first before paying for it or if you are like me who have long embraced the wonders of online shopping, it is wise to list down/bookmark the shops that offer the 11.11 Sale and Black Friday Sales. I know I have. 🙂


Watsons “Members Get More” Promo

jen aspacio at the members get more at watsons launch

Shopping for beauty and health products is made even more satisfying as Watsons turned it up a notch for us, with its “Members Get More” campaign.

The Members Get More promo is designed to give us more savings, more points, and more value for our buck in more than 500 Watsons stores nationwide, giving us more reasons to go back to Watsons and avail of more rewards and exclusive privileges, whenever we use our SM Advantage cards.

Watsons Members Get More

More Points, More Savings, More Value for Your Buck

As a regular Watsons shopper myself, I love that I’m entitled to the “members only” promotions that multiply my rewards points, which I use for succeeding purchases. Some purchases like those from the recent Make Your Summer promo, would even qualify me to join eRaffle promotions, where I get a chance to win a trip for four to any of 5 local summer destinations. We also get first dibs, even as we get notified first of  upcoming deals and offers and receive invites to exclusive events! Yay! (more…)

Wanna Earn Cashback for Online Shopping? Try ShopBack


Through ShopBack, we can earn cash incentives each time we shop.

I don’t know about you, but I cannot be more thrilled with the advent of online shopping. Come to think about it, I might have been shopping online for close to a decade now. For me, nothing beats the convenience of shopping online. Unlike shopping in actual stores, where I tend to impulse more, online shopping allows me to pause, open another tab, browse through actual product user reviews, before I jump right in and click that check-out tab.

Online Shopping

Online shopping is my reliable route to practical and mindful shopping. Getting cashback incentive for things we shop for online is totally icing on my cake! A sweet bonus for us online shoppers, methinks. (more…)

SM City East Ortigas Launch

sm city east ortigas

SM Supermalls recently launched  its newest mall, SM City East Ortigas, on December 02, 2016.

Situated in the eastern part of Metro Manila, with 80,000 sqm in floor area, is the newest landmark and go to place within its targeted community.

The Lola at #LaLolaChurreria here at the #SMCityEastOrtigas

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SM Prime President Jeffrey C. Lim shared, “We are delighted to open SM City East Ortigas just in time for the Christmas holidays. This mall is set to redefine shopping and entertainment particularly in the eastern part of Metro Manila. Our new mall reinforce our commitment to continue expanding in the country given the economy’s strong support.” (more…)

Gift-giving Ideas for Different Personalities at Daiso Japan

This season of gift-giving, put a little more thought on your shopping list and get loved ones something they actually want and would use. Finding the perfect gift for the right person might seem challenging but wrapping up items that suit their personality is a good rule of thumb.

How to start? Jot down all the names of the people you’ll give gifts to this Christmas. Then beside their names, write a word or two that best describe that person. This will be your cheat sheet when buying presents. To save on time hopping from one store to the next, shop at Daiso Japan where they have a wide selection of cute, practical and useful merchandise at affordable prices which have been neatly organized in sections for different personality types.


Pretty Cosmetic Pouches nail-top-coats

Nail Top Coats

There will always be that kikay friend in the group who adores make-up and takes vanity seriously. A whole bunch of cosmetics, beauty implements and hair accessories offered under Daiso Japan’s Beautyholics display are perfect stocking fillers. There are make-up brushes in different sizes and tips, false eyelashes which can be stored in an eyelash case can also be bought at the store, trendy nail top coats in glossy and matte finish are also available, leather pouches and an assortment of cosmetics – from mascara and blush pots to eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks. (more…)

Three Reasons Why Online Review Matters

For over a decade now, there was never a time that I failed to do my research on online products or services before purchase. This has become a non-negotiable for me, a default when I am looking into purchasing anything for the first time.

Here are top three reasons why online review matters:

  1. Well-informed purchase.

We all want our money’s worth, right? This is why it is always best to read through user feedback and online product reviews. Whether it’s a brand of lipstick your are going to purchase for the first time, a professional camera or a spelling software you are looking into purchasing to supplement your homeschooling curriculum. For whatever product or service, I find that I have better confidence in shelling out my hard earned moolah when I make well-informed purchase.


Ed Hardy Officially Breaks Ground in the Philippines

Fresh from formally announcing it’s arrival in the country, the world-renowned name Ed Hardy sets out to make waves in the Philippines. This international clothing line has remained one of the stalwart pillars of the tattoo culture with their bold, edgy, artistic, and distinct pieces. Known to be the brand that brought tattoo artistry out of the dark and into the glamorous world of fashion, Ed Hardy has long established their premium, easily recognizable, and much-coveted designs.

ed hardy fashion


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Frugality is something I’ve embraced a long time ago. While I don’t scrimp on the priorities, I make sure that I always get the best deal there is. Like for instance, my first groupon purchase in 2011 where I paid for half the price of a 15 hour Maquillage Professionel make up class. It was’t cheap even with the discount. But 50% is 50% and since I wasn’t going to settle for mere You Tube tutorials, I cannot be more glad that I got schooled in a reputable make up school and I got it for cheap using one of those nifty Groupon Coupons!