I can't think of a better introduction to this week's AML but this: she is my ultimate momspiration. I wanted to write about this after the first time I personally met her, which was at the Halo SleepSack Philippines' sparty, but I waited for this moment. I was starstruck. Hehe. This is cheesy, but true --- she helped me become the better woman that I am right now. When she went back to blogging blissfully (more stories and less commercialism), I felt like I got an ally in living a more purposeful life. I felt so much connection with each of her every post that I always find myself nodding at whatever she has written in Dainty Mom. Yes, my 32nd mom is no other than zee Martine de Luna.
After our first serendipitous meeting (I didn't know she'd be there!), it's coincidental that I decided it's finally time to have a blog make-over. And one of the first few things I must do is to find my blogging bliss. So I
made kulit insinuated to my husband that I'd love to attend a writing workshop conducted by "Dainty Mom". That's how he knows her, even joking I'm Dainty Bebeng, 'cause he knows I'm such a fan. I'd tell you more about what I've learned from the workshop on a separate post. I'll be flooding this month with posts about everything I love and make me happy. For now, even if I'm a selfish and jealous cyber-friend, I'll still share her with you. Hihi.
CHILD, AGE: Vito Sebastian, 3 1/2 years old
OCCUPATION: Creative Web and Small Business Solutions Provider at Martinedeluna.com
FAVORITE OUTFIT: Jeans, flats, and comfy white polo/soft jersey top; my trusty cowhide bag; sunglasses; dangly earrings; watch and rinds.
MUST-HAVE BEAUTY COSMETIC: Mattefier!! I swear by Kiehl's Pore Refining line and Shiseido Mattefying Stick. I have combination skin kase.
HOBBIES: Blogging; Cooking; Reading
CURRENT READ/WATCH: The Tools by Phil Stuz and Barry Michels
FAVORITE DOMESTIC DUTY: Re-arranging furniture and putting things back in their place!
GUILTY PLEASURE: Watching Glee and other highly-criticized sitcoms and series.
PET PEEVE: When people use the wrong grammar, like "stuffs" and "as per" and "luggages."
Queen B says: Howmaygawd. Where can I hide? I think I've used "as per" a lot of times. I used to work in a government agency and that we always use that in our reports. Well, thanks Martine for pointing that out. Haha!
2013 GOAL: To get pregnant with baby #2! (Help, Lord... St. Jude... amen!)
Queen B says: Oh, same here. I want my own Vito, too. Let's pray for that. I can't wait to see a little dainty girl. I'm sure she'll be in floral, pink and everything fresh; just like you do. #WeCanDoItReproductiveSystem
DREAM FOR VITO:
To be a God-fearing man who will be madly respectful about women, responsible about his dreams and goals, and honorable in his conduct. I would love for him to be the next Richard Branson or Steve Jobs! Haha!
"This year has been all about making purposeful choices and setting intentions, so that we are more alive and fulfilled as a family, as individuals. It's the year I truly started to create a life that I love, and I believe it started with a decision to live towards loving more: loving my family, loving my work, and blessing others." --- Martine
Queen B says: Hey Marts, I don't know what to say anymore. Eto na lang: thank you for being a blessing.♡
Martine de Luna