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Easy Easter Activity Treat

Hello! I would like to share a very easy Easter activity for kids. 
I am a pre-school Sunday school teacher at our church. I give treats to my students as a reward for being actively well in class. I don't just hand them treats. I wanted them to make crafts out of treats that would remind them about the lesson we just shared.

I found a cross clipart from internet. I edited it and put text "Jesus, Paid our sins" and cut out an outline. We used double adhesive to glue chocolate coins which I bought from CVS pharmacy.

my students showing off their project

Kids can put it on the fridge. As they peel each chocolate, there is a hidden message on that empty cross that would remind them that Jesus paid our sins by dying on the cross and has  risen from death.


D.I.Y Natural Deodorizer

Since I became pregnant, strong smell hasn't been my friend. I hated the smell of onions, meat, frying grease and my most vicious enemy, cooked bacon. It was frustrating because I used to love it. Even now I am on my second trimester, the habit is starting to grow on me.
It affected my husband as well. Now, he has to schedule when he can eat bacon which he loves btw. I have tried every odor busting ways, like candles, oil scents, air freshener spray. Opening windows and turning on our apartment size vent would take 2 and a half days before the smell goes away. Actually, it doesn't really go away completely. Since I cook everyday, the smell of dinner from the night before just mix up and artificial air fresheners just cover the smell. Now on my pregnancy, even these artificial air freshener bothers me. Sometimes I was embarrassed to have friends over because of the smell.
I tried a couple of D.I.Y natural deodorizer, but it was too weak that it didn't even last an hour. So I saw this recipe and gave it a try.

All I needed were 2 ingredients. Baking Soda and Essential oil. I used Essential oil fragrance (lavender) from Michael's. You can find it at candle making supplies. You can used old recycled jars for containers and put cover it with doily for a cute touch, or if you are feeling lazy, just cheese cloth and a scrunchie will do. You can make as many as you want and it wont cost you that much! Shake it ever few hours. Your DIY deodorizer could last up to 2 months.

I have to say I am very impressed with the result! That night I made this, my husband had bacon! Of course it would not work instantly but I am so happy I don't have to wait days to have my house smell free!


Wish Box

Put your wish in a box and keep it close to your heart 

I've recently put new items on my Etsy store including one of these wish boxes. 

It can be a cute gift for birthdays or make an ordinary day a little more special :)


DressLily Giveaway Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The long wait it over. Rafflecopter has randomly chosen our Dresslily winner! 

Dresslily has a vast collection of amazing high quality fashion products!
They have dresses, shoes, accessories,bags, jewelry, lingerie and watches
 for very affordable prices! Check out their 80% Clearance on sale!

I am very very excited to announce Luisa May won a cutesy 

Congratulations to Luisa M! Enjoy your Prize!

Many many thanks to Dresslily for sponsoring our fabulous giveaway here at Petites Passions :)

 Thank you all so much for participating in this giveaway. Although you didn't win this time, there's always be a next time. 

Tapioca Oreo Pearl Shake

The first trimester of my pregnancy is taking my appetite on a roller coaster ride. Although, I wanted to throw up everything, but I had to make sure my stomach has something to digest since my body is at work twice as much. I want to nurture my baby eventhough the smell of some foods is killing me.

One of the joys of pregnancy is enjoying your food cravings while your hubby gets it for you even at 3 in the morning. However, one of the pitfall of knowing how to cook is, when I crave something, I make it happen. My usual problem was, most of the food I craved wasn't available here so I had to make my own.

I had a craving for Zagu. Zagu is a brand name for a Tapioca pearl shake I loved way back 10 or more so years ago when still I was still in Manila. I have used and tried different types of tapioca available here in U.S but none of them successfully comparable to this...Boba tapioca is available at Asian store. This tapioca is chewy, sweeter by itself and very easier to cook. And for the shake, just blend ice oreo cookies and milk.


Not all stories have happy ending. After enjoying my zagu, my morning sickness kicked in and I threw up. Bummer.


Someone Special is Coming

I stared at it for the longest time. I remember it lasted about a few minutes. Now the two purple intersecting  lines made quite an impact that would change my life forever.

Maybe I was reading it incorrectly? Are those really two lines or it was actually just one because I can bearly see the other line. There was a hint of denial. I went to the store and got another one, but this time it will be for sure. I did it again and digitally confirmed, "Pregnant".

I felt my blood drained from my head. Everything stopped for a moment. I was dumbfounded then my thoughts ran like the speed of light. I have summed my baby's course of life from childbirth fast forward to adolescence. Then, my thoughts reverted to "what will become of me?".

When I found out we were having a baby, It wasn't like the movies when I'm over the moon. Tiny cute clothing's and flaunting my bump were my least concerned.

I am growing another human being whom in the future is capable of either hurting me or loving me unconditionally. This stranger would come in my life who potentially could take everything I have and or be my everything.

I only fell deeply in love once. I have sacrificed and loved my husband to the fullest. The fear of losing him eats me, so what more of my flesh and blood? My husband reminded me that this child is not our possession but only entrusted in our care to find its purpose to contribute for the benefit of reflecting God's glory.


Chic Gems

I would like to introduce the hand behind this creative fashion jewelry. My friend Jan Peterson of Chic Gems is an amazing woman who designs her own high quality and just GORGEOUS fashion accessories.
Here is a sample of one of her creations. I got this set of necklaces when she held a special event/generous donation to our church Copper Mountain Assembly of God here in Tucson. It was a fund raising to benefit the ministries our church is supporting. The price asked was from the heart. All the proceeds went to the ministries.

She gave me a lessons on how start a jewelry business. She taught me lot but the most important lesson I learned was to put the Lord's kingdom all business and never count it as loss and the He will bless you and your business.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Prov. 16:3