Friday, May 23, 2014

Doc Mcstuffins at SM Megamall

Hey Doc Mcstuffins fans out there, there's an event at SM Megamall for your little doctors! I was super excited when I saw this poster on Toy Kingdom's Instagram yesterday. Read more after the jump!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

McDonald's Happy Meal: My Little Pony 2014

My Little Pony lands in Happy Meal boxes once again. Oh happy day! This time, the ponies get the Rainbow Power treatment. Loving their colorful tails!

We saw the TV commerical yesterday. I panicked (my husband said I looked like I was having a seizure, lol) because I thought we heard the news late, and the ponies might be out of stock already. Turned out they only became available yesterday.

Of course we couldn't wait to get our hands on them, so early this morning, we had McDo delivery. Haha. I didn't want to eat 4 meals, so I asked my Lola if she wanted to order something. I ended up only having to buy two Happy Meals, because I requested Lola to upgrade her two orders so Little Moon gets the complete set of all 4 toys today. Hihi.

Little Moon with her "Happy Meals", Pinky Pie is still inside that paper bag.

The little one excitedly said: "Mom, let's show them to the other ponies on the bed. They're famiwyyyyy! (family)"

The new ponies with last year's collection. "Famiwyyyy!"

Apparently, the US got 8 ponies: Pinky Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Princess Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, DJ Pon, and Rarity. We only got 4 here in the Philippines (the first ones I mentioned). You can get the other 4 on eBay.

I like these Happy Meal My Little Pony toys because they're not as cheap looking as other Happy Meal releases that look like disposable plastic toys. These are actually well-made, as far as Php35 toys go (that's how much you actually pay for the toy, if you consider the cost of the food). For that price, they're a good alternative to the My Little Pony toys you can buy at toy stores, which start Php299 each. 

Some of the differences I noticed: they come with stickers this time around, and not with a comb/keychain like last year. And because of this, they no longer have that unsightly bump on their heads, where the comb used to be attached. This year's Pinky Pie is is a bit darker than the old one, with a slightly different Cutie Mark (that's what the signs on their butt are called, I kid you not. haha).

Troop to your nearest McDonald's ASAP if you're a MLP fan. These will get sold out fast, I'm sure. Better yet, have your Happy Meal delivered so you don't have to leave the house on this hot, hot day!

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. I wasn't paid to post about this. I just like My Little Pony because it reminds me of my childhood. :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello gorgeous mommas! I hope you had a wonderful day last Sunday! I gave my own mom a special surprise: a tribute on Smart Parenting Magazine's website! One of the moms in the WAHM (Work at Home Mom) group I am part of on Facebook, writer Tina Rodriguez, was looking to interview 5 mothers for an article on "mom-spiration". I was kinda shy to participate, but I thought it was the perfect opportunity to tell the world about how special my mom is!

And here it is, published just in time for Mother's Day! "I learned from the Best: 5 Moms Pay Tribute to their Moms" tells about how our moms became the inspiration for how we raise our own children.

Thank you Smart Parenting and Ms. Tina Rodriguez for giving me the opportunity to give my Mommy Merilyn a different kind of present this time!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It's been a while

Little moon is now 2 years and 7 months old. I just celebrated my 29th birthday a few weeks ago. We've been busy doing everything and nothing.

These photos were taken one April afternoon, on one of our visits to my sister-in-law's place. I look preggy in the picture. I'm not. Not yet. Haha.