Category Archives: Life

Bye-ATUS: Return of the Comeback!

YES! I am still alive!!! Oh gosh that was a long break! Can you even call that a break? I think I want to give what I’m about to do a name, I will call it a BYE-ATUS I’m officially saying goodbye to that long @&$ hiatus!



noun bahy·a·tus \ˈbī-ˈā-təs\

Coming back from a very very long hiatus. Return from the void.


Sooooo, it was Valentine’s day here  two days ago but I still want to wish everyone a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I hope and pray everyone is chocfull-o-lovin from the holidays! ^0^ Whether or not you agree with the concept of Valentine’s day, one thing is for sure, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE deserves to love and be loved.




To be totally honest, I was really on the brink of totally giving up on writing (or blogging for that matter) because I kept telling myself that I simply had no time. My days are usually filled with all the things that need to be done and my thoughts are racing with all the things I have yet to do that writing just sort of took a back seat. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago when I had a bit of time to just reflect on all the things I have been doing that I realized that I had completely neglected doing anything for myself. That I had let myself take a backseat to everything that I thought I had to do.


For the mommies or daddies out there trying to keep a family up and running, I know you hear me when I say that the time and love we give out to our families and loved ones, we oftentimes forget to give to ourselves as well.


Now, I am in no way promoting that you should just stop doing chores and taking care of your children to chase after your heart’s desires, but what I am saying is that YOU matter as well. Take the time to do something you love. Draw! Take a one-day calligraphy class! Run! Do something for YOU! Send some love your way.


Writing has always been something so close to my heart. It was one way for me to truly express my thoughts. I can be awkward and glib when I talk to people in real life, but when I write I feel like a fish in water. There is a certain freedom in it that that totally exhilarates me and lets me feel FREE. That’s why I thought I’d give myself another shot at it! I may be rusty and crusty but I’m raring to get back on the saddle! Lezzdodizzz!

2016. FIGHT!


Because, hey, if this dude can pick himself up from the shizzstorm he caused, why cant we? 🙂

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Mommy Time: Kracie Poppin’ Cookin’ Sushi

When the little one has drifted off to sleep and the Mister (“Hubster”  got a thumbs down so he will have different names until we find one that’s just right hahaha!) is snoring soundly, this Mama tiptoes into her dresser for some “mom-ME time” ^_^ I could be doing the most mundane of things, watching my shows, re-segregating my makeup/clothes, painting (and re-painting) my nails it really doesn’t matter.  There are just some days when I feel like I need to stop and do something for myself.

So one night while the two were snoozing away, I decided to finally take a crack at doing this DIY gummy candy Kracie Poppin’ Cookin’ Sushi Set!!


A couple of years back I came across thisYouTube vlogger RRCherrypie who would make these beautiful miniature things that look like food (sometimes they are the inedible kind) and I would watch video after video mesmerized and in awe at how skillful and detailed she was while working on them… I would be like: @.@ <-THIS the whole time i watched.

When the family headed to Japan last December I saw them during a grocery run and proceeded to hoard a couple of boxes to bring home to my nieces and nephews…and also one for myself ^_^  It sat untouched for a couple of months because I kept waiting for a special time to do it.  Well, I finally decided that mom-ME time IS a special time and just up and said “it is TIME”

(also, the expiry date on the box is October 30, 2014 @.@ I can’t let it go to waste!!!)

So behold Ladies and Gents! My own little sushi creation!!! ^_^

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The Caboodler Haz Arrived!

Hey guys!!! I see you’ve stumbled upon my site!

I guess a little intro is in order… Hi, I’m Steph though I’m known to family as Tippi 🙂 I’m a nurse by profession, fashion and beauty junkie by obsession ^_^ I’m currently a stay at home mom to a spunky 2 year-old girl named Pearls.

My happy little family ^_^

                My happy little family ^_^ 

I’ve set up this little blog as a way of keeping my sanity (because Lord knows you can only take so much toddler channels on YouTube before you go insane, amirite Mommies?) I have so many interests but for the sake of uniformity I’ll try keep them within the realms of fashion and beauty, two things that have been a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. Though please do forgive me if I throw in a little toddler update now and then, I probably won’t be able to help it hehehe ^_^

My kid isn't this loud, but i sure can relate! hahahaha!

She’s not this loud, but i sure can relate! @.@

Like I mentioned, I am a stay at home mom but I’m currently still on the look out for that one job that’ll get my passions flowing till they’re coming out of my ears. Don’t get me wrong, the things I have learned from being a nurse (I was previously employed in one of the country’s top rated hospitals as a NICU nurse 🙂 ) I will forever hold dear in my heart, that’s for sure! But I found myself unsettled and constantly pining for a job as something else.

I guess I should also mention that I am of an unusual build, I tower over most folks at 6 feet. Pretty tall for a woman huh? I felt the need to get that out of the way because I’ve always felt that the realm of fashion and beauty favors mostly the petite especially here in the Philippines. With this blog, I am hoping to add some voice over to the other side of the market spectrum.

"I guess it'll work as a tunic... It IS on sale.."

“I guess it’ll work as a tunic… It IS on sale..”

So, there you have it! I would absolutely love to get to know you guys somehow and sometime! Please don’t be a stranger! Feel free to drop me a comment or mail or whatever ^_^

I hope to see you around!! ^.~V

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