Holiday Greetings From The Ricaforts!

Hi everyone! Before you get busy preparing for Christmas please allow us to greet you a very Merry CHRISTmas!

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Merry Merry CHRISTmas from our family to yours! May God continue to bless you and your family! And let us not forget the true and real meaning of Christmas. It’s not about giving or receiving gifts, it’s all about the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 🙂

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!!! 🙂

-The Ricaforts

Port 88: Ready, Set, SALE + Giveaway!

Hello shoppingero’s and shoppingera’s! Port 88 will be having their Christmas bazaar called Port88: Ready, Set, SALE! on December 7-8, 2013 at the new Megatent Events Place, Libis. So If you wanna go Christmas shopping (like me!) please come over at Megatent Events Place on the said date. Entrance tickets cost Php50. 

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Reunited with the Viva Hotdogz!

One thing I love about Christmas– reunion! It’s that time of the year once again for reunion with family, friends and loved ones. This is the only time where I can see my good old friends back in my hometown. After one year of not seeing my high-school friends finally last Christmas eve I got the chance to see them again! Oh how I miss them so badly!! If they only knew how I miss them! Gossh! Thank God for giving us the time to bond and laugh once again. It’s our ritual to have a Christmas get-together before Christmas eve, I think we’ve been doing this for over a decade now. We’ve been together since high-school, could you imagine how long is that?! They are more than my BFF’s, they’re my family! They say count your age by your true friends and not by number, and I guess I lost count already! I have LOTS of true friends, like them!

Meet The Viva Hotdogz (L to R: Reine, Kat, Lai, Cliff, Jessa, Jhell, Steph, and Me!)

You know what I really love about them? They’re the funniest and craziest person I know. They’re so TRUE. We’ve done all the craziest and silliest thing before and now we’re all grown ups! We’ve got our own separate lives now but still here we are. The friendship still remains no matter what happens. We’ve been through A LOT of things! But still we’re complete. And I guess that is what TRUE FRIEND is all about. 🙂

Side Kwento: Viva Hotdogz is the name of our group. Yung mga schoolmate namin ang unang tumawag samin nyan since then yan na yung tawag nila samin.

Here we are together with our kiddos!

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you done with your Christmas shopping today?! Me, not yet! I’m still in need of last-minute gift ideas! Today is the start of my looong holiday vacay, btw. And why am I telling you this? Well, I just am so happy because I have more time for my bulilit.  And I am more happy because I did a lot of accomplishments today. I did the laundry, it’s my husband who usually does it but this time it’s my turn to do it. I cleaned our messy room, I gave Cyler a bath, I prepared his food, and while he’s taking a nap I made a cupcake! It was my first time to do it and I’m really happy with the result. I’m soooo excited to share it with you guys! Well, I made a red velvet cupcake today, yes I made it! It’s a no bake cupcake. So wait for my post about that. Those are my side kwento for today.  Anyhoo, going back to my topic I guess most of you are done with your Christmas shopping but I just wanna share some gift ideas for those people who are not yet done with their Christmas gifts. These are the gifts that I personally bought for my friends and family.

Gifts for kids:

Mickey Mouse coin bank (Php79)

I purchased this super cute mickey coin bank at Toys R Us, Greenbelt 5 but I believe these are available in all Toys R Us branches. By giving this coin bank you are teaching the kids the value of saving money, and it can be a toy too at the same time, depends on child’s imagination. 🙂

Cars School supply set (Php25)

I purchased this set at the Bazaar near our office. I’ll give it to my nephew who are already studying. I’m pretty sure that this will be a big hit to them! Most boys love cars, like my Cyler. 🙂

Polkadots dress (Php50)

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Let The Countdown Begin!

It’s 46 days to go before Christmas! Woo hoo! Truly, Christmas time is almost here, the time when the sounds of carols rang through the air and where Christmas lights shines everywhere. Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I bet it’s your favorite too! The most awaited season of the year is coming, and I’m too excited about it! And you know what makes me more giddy about this season?! (1) Christmas lights, I love seeing these colorful lights in the streets! And it never fails to lift up my mood (2) Reunions! It’s the season where friends and family reunites, right?! (3) Cold breeze! Brrrr! (4) Looong Holiday vacation because it means more time for the family and friend! Woo hoo!

Here are some photos that I recently posted in IG and it’s all about Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!

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20121106-162408.jpg Just four days ago Makati open up the Christmas lights at the streets of Ayala Ave., Paseo de Roxas, and Makati Ave. Isn’t is so lovely?! 🙂

20121106-162702.jpg The angel was sent from God above!

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Worry no more because you don’t need to look up in the sky just to see the stars because it’s everywhere here in Makati! It’s within our reach!

20121106-162828.jpg Now this is a different kind of star– the Mega star Sharon Cunets! LOL! Segue segue din! Haha!

20121108-230947.jpg Christmas Book that I purchased for my toddler a few months ago! He really liked it!

20121108-231115.jpg Don’t you just love this Christmas ornaments?! I so love it!

I love looking at the Christmas decor, they always set the mood for the holidays. We haven’t put up any decors yet in our home because we’re still thinking for our color scheme and style for this year. My BIL will be decorating the house, he’s really good at it! I swear! I’ll share it with you once we’re done!

Btw, you can follow me on IG, it’s kikay_mommy_sha! 🙂

Now I feel more excited about Christmas after writing this post. And oh before I forgot, the month of November is our wedding anniversary and you know what?! It’s three days to go before our 2nd wedding anniversary! Hooray!!! I don’t have any plans yet, but I just want to have a simple yet romantic dinner with my husband. And you know what? People always say that I’m blooming these past few days, I say happiness is the only secret! Teehee! 🙂

Christmas is the time where everyone is filled with happiness. Hope this photos bring happiness to your heart too!

Happy Friday! 🙂

Christmas is Just Around the Corner

Can you feel the Christmas breeze? It’s so hard to get up every morning because its too cold! I also hear some Christmas song in the radio, mall, train station, office, restaurants, public vehicles, I mean my goodness I hear it everywhere. Truly, Christmas is just around the corner. And it never fails to excite me about Christmas. It’s my most awaited season of the year and I bet I’m not the only one. Can’t wait to see the Ayala Triangle in December because they always surprise us with their irresistible Christmas lights presentation. I remember I took Cyler there last year and can’t wait to bring him there again this December. I’m so excited to celebrate the Christmas eve in my hometown and be with my friends and family. I am also looking forward to the Ricafort Family Reunion this year, I bet it will be so much fun because we’ve got the new member of the family- Cyler, his cousin Lucas and Brielle! More chikitings, more fun! Oh no, I need to start buying gifts for my family and friends! It makes me feel giddy! Uggghh.. Now I’m too excited for Christmas. 🙂

And due to so much excitement I made this! I used “Frame Your Life” app in editing this photo. This photo was taken last December. Cyler wore a lady bug costume here, it was a gift from his Ninang Katey. And I don’t know why he gave Cyler a “lady bug” costume and I don’t know either why I let him wore this. Silly Mommy and Ninang. But he looks so adorable in that costume though!
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Since this post is all about Christmas, would like to share to y’all my all time favorite Christmas song: “Chestnuts” by Ariana Grande. Her version is really beautiful and her voice is.. O-M-G! It’s a must hear! I sweeaaar! You should listen to this!

This song never fails to brighten up my day, its indeed a wonderful song. Hope it brigthen up your Friday too!

Advance Merry Christmas! Spell ex-ci-ted?! S-H-A! 🙂

How about you? What makes you feel giddy about Christmas?