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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery's 3rd Anniversary

Sunday, September 01, 2019 0 Comments
Davao Bloggers at Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery's 3rd Anniversary

Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery celebrated their 3rd Anniversary with some of the members of Davao Bloggers Society. This floral-themed cafe has a beautiful interior and definitely an Instagram worthy cafe that serves unique and flavorful dishes, beautifully crafted cakes and cupcakes and other pastries.

Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City
Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City - #MamaMiah
I love pasta and I really loved Yolk's creamy and tasty pasta, I just can't help to have another serving of it. Spaghetti and Cajun Shrimps are both priced at Php 210 only.

Yolks Cafe has a variety of delicious foods (rice meals, pasta, salads, soup, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, desserts, etc.) and drinks to offer, so whether you're dining alone, with friends or family, there'll be a perfect meal for all of you.

Yolks also have Ultimate Bundles, a perect meal to share with your family or your group of friends. Their Ultimate Family Combo includes a Pasta platter, 1 whole Pizza, Chicken Buffalo Wings platter and an Ice Tea pitcher, priced at Php 1,200 only.

Cakes and Pastries at Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City - #MamaMiah
Yolks Cafe offers a wide variety of desserts which are so beautiful and delectable, you can pair it up with hot cocoa, coffee or tea. This is one of my personal favorite, the delicious Banoffee Pizza, priced at Php 150 for Selfie or solo and Php 260 for Groufie. 

Banoee Pizza at Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City - #MamaMiah


They also serve different kinds of Milk Tea and Fruit Tea which ranges from Php 100 to Php 150.

Milk Tea series at Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City - #MamaMiah

Here are the prices for Yolks Cafe's Milk Tea and Fruit Teas.

Milk Tea Prices at Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City - #MamaMiah

Aside from pastries, pizzas and milk teas and other snacks, Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery also offers breakfast meals to jumpstart your day. Dine in from 7a.m. to 9a.m. and you'll enjoy a free brewed coffee! :)

(Photo Source: Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery's FB Page)

On their 3rd Anniversary, Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery has launched their new product line the Green Box and Lunch Box.

If you are health-conscious, want to lose some weight or just like to eat healthy but delicious foods but you're in a hurry and have no time to prepare, you can rely on Green Box's healthy meal plans to save the day.
GreenBox is a curated meal plan that will help you in achieving your goal in having a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy need not taste bland. The GreenBox offers portion-controlled meals using fresh ingredients and different herbs & spices that will enhance the flavor of your food.
Green Box Healthy Meal Plans by Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City

Green Box healthy meals are now available at Yolks Cafe, they offer healthy and low carb meal plans at an affordable rate, below are the prices for their meal plans:

1-day meal plan - Php 270
2-day meal plan - Php 540
 3-day meal plan - Php 810
4-day meal plan - Php 1,080
5-day meal plan - Php 1,350
 6-day meal plan - Php 1,550

Each meal plan will have 2 meals per day for lunch and dinner.

Another product line of Yolks Cafe is the Lunch Box, these meals is specifically made for parents who have busy schedules and have no time prepare for their children's lunch. Lunch Box helps busy moms provide healthy lunches for their kids without the hassle of extra prep.

Each lunch box comes with the main item, vegetables, fruits or healthy snack – all in perfect-size portions for kids. The meals will be delivered in reusable boxes to the child's school before lunchtime. Personalized food containers can also be purchased separately. Empty food containers are then collected after lunch, so the parents will know if their child/children are actually eating their food.

Lunch Box at Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City - #MamaMiah

Lunch Box Rates:

Daily -Php 100
Weekly - Php 475
Monthly - Php 1,850

Subscription for Lunch Box and Green Box can be done daily, weekly or monthly. Orders can be done thru their Facebook Pages: Lunch Box and Green Box. You can also visit Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery at their new location: #18 Acacia St., Juna Subd., Matina, Davao City (near Ateneo de Davao University Carpark bldg. Payment can be done in advance at Yolks Cafe, thru BDO online banking or COD.

Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City  #YolksPh #MamaMiah #MommyBlogger
Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery - Davao City  #YolksPh #MamaMiah #MommyBlogger

If you are planning to have an event, like a baby shower, baptismal or christening, birthday, anniversary, or corporate meetings, Yolks Flower Cafe + Cupcakery is the perfect place for your special occasion. They can accommodate up to 80 pax and offers cakes and catering for your events. For queries/reservations, you may contact them at 0927-409-0399.

By the way, if you're looking for an event organizer to help you with the decorations and other party needs, "A" Creative Events can help you make your event a memorable one, contact them at 09336989492. :)

Monday, August 26, 2019

Ward off Mosquitos Naturally with Moringa-O² Herbal Insect Repellent Lotion

Monday, August 26, 2019 0 Comments
With the rise of dengue cases in our country, a lot of parents are worried especially for our little ones. Most mosquito repellent products are sold out in the market, maybe because a lot of parents bought some to protect their kids and family.

I am just lucky my sister-in-law found this in one of the Malls here in Davao. It's the only one left on the rack at that time, so she immediately buy it.

I personally haven't tried the Moringa-O² Herbal Insect Repellent but based on my Sister-in-law's review, it was great and effective in warding off mosquitos. And I agree with her when we tested the lotion, so far we haven't been bitten by mosquitos after using it and leaves our skin moisturized. The fact that it is deet-free, paraben-free and made from natural ingredients makes me happy, so I feel assured and confident to use it on my daughter and my family.

Ward off Mosquitos Naturally with Moringa-O² Herbal Insect Repellent Lotion

Moringa-O² Naturals Citronella Insect Repellent Lotion contains a rare blend of extracts & oils from moringa (“malunggay”), olive, and omega (sunflower) that feed your skin with rich anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. It contains aloe vera to moisturize skin, paraben-free so it's safe for kids and pregnant women. It is deet-free, but contains citronella to naturally ward off dengue mosquitoes and other pests.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Mammillaria Beneckei a.k.a. Fish Hook Cactus Flower

Monday, August 12, 2019 0 Comments
Hello everyone! My Mammillaria Beneckei a.k.a. Fish Hook Cactus has already bloomed and the color of it's flower is... Yellow! It's my first time to see it's beauty since I last blogged about it in year 2017. I've been waiting for my fishhook cactus to bloom and it took 2 years for it to mature and finally had its flower. Yay! :)

Before it Bloomed...


I can't help to stare at it for so long because it's beauty is captivating. It's flower didn't last long by the way, it only bloomed for one day... But I am thankful, I have seen its beauty, hopefully it's ofsprings will also bloom soon. :)

By the way, here's my previous blog post about Mammillaria Beneckei a.k.a. Fish Hook Cactus.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Growing Clitoria Ternatea and it's Benefits

Sunday, August 11, 2019 0 Comments
Growing Clitoria Ternatea or Butterly Pea and it's Benefits

Clitoria Ternatea has a lot of names, it also called Blue Ternatea, Butterfly Pea, Asian Pigeon Wings, Blue Bell Vine, Blue Pea, Cordofan Pea and Darwin pea. It is an edible herbal plant that has a lot of benefits to our body. I've searched online for the benefits of Butterfly Pea and I was really amazed how this perennial plant have numerous benefits like memory enhancer, brain booster, improves eyesight, diuretic, analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, anti-diabetic, anti-asthmatic, anti-anxiety and depression. I think there are a lot more benefits and medicinal use if you do an intensive research about this the Clitoria Ternatea.

After knowing its benefits, I wanted to have my own Butterfly Pea plant. I am just lucky because my friend gave me some seeds last summer and I planted it a big container. We made a DIY trellis made up of small water pipes and wires so the vines has more places to climb.

Growing Clitoria Ternatea plant is just easy, it doesn't require so much, just a good soil and you're good to go. I planted them through seeds in our compost soil and in more than a week or two, there are already new sprouts. After almost two months, it started to have flowers already. Once it has started growing flowers, it will grow more everyday. :)

I used organic fertilizer on my plants like:
  • Crushed eggshells - rich in calcium which helps plants grow healthy and strong. It also reduce the acidity of the soil.
  • Rabbit manure  - a great fertilizer is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that plants need for healthy growth. 
  • Banana peels - rich in potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. It also keeps the aphids away.
  • Rice water - (yung pinaghugasan ng bigas bago iluto). I actually don't know what are the actual benefits of using rice water on plants but based on experience, my plants and vegetables grows well and produce more fruits and as or the clitoria ternatea, it produces lots of flowers even some of my seedlings have started producing flowers in a month.
I've searched for the benefits or minerals our plants can get on rice water and I've found this post:
"Washing rice causes rice to lose up to 7% protein, 30% crude fiber, 15% free amino acids, 25% calcium (Ca), 47% total phosphorus (P), 47% iron (Fe), 11% zinc (Zn), 41% potassium (K), 59% thiamine, 26% riboflavin, and 60% niacin." [Source: http://www.christopherteh.com/blog/2017/11/washed-rice-water]

Clitoria Ternatea, Blue Ternatea, Butterfly Pea, Asian Pigeon Wings, Blue Bell Vine, Blue Pea, Cordofan Pea and Darwin pea

Today, it gives us a lot of flowers which is more than what we can consume. So, I give some to my friends and family and let them try it too. :) They were so eager to try it when they knew about its benefits. ;)

Clitoria Ternatea is commonly used as tea, some calls it Blue Tea as the natural color of it's flower will fade when boiled or put on a hot water. The tea doesn't taste that bad and you can make a refeshing juice when you add lemon or calamsi and honey on the exctract that you collected from the flower.
 Here's a reference of a study made on Clitoria Ternatea and it's beneits on its subject/s:
Clitoria ternatea , commonly known as Shankpushpi, is widely used in the traditional Indian system of medicine as a brain tonic and is believed to promote memory and intelligence. We examined the effectiveness of alcoholic extracts of aerial and root parts of C. ternatea at 300 and 500 mg/kg doses orally in rats in attenuating electroshock-induced amnesia. Extracts at 300 mg/kg dose produced significant memory retention, and the root parts were found to be more effective. [Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21214440]
Treatment with 100 mg/kg of Clitoria ternatea aqueous root extract (CTR), for 30 days in neonatal and young adult age groups of rat, significantly increased acetylcholine (ACh) content in their hippocampi as compared to age matched controls. Increase in ACh content in their hippocampus may be the neurochemical basis for their improved learning and memory. [Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12490229]
Evaluation of antiasthmatic activity of Clitoria ternatea L. roots. [Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21575696]

Sunday, July 14, 2019

YOU are STRONGER than your ANXIETY

Sunday, July 14, 2019 0 Comments
YOU are STRONGER than your ANXIETY. This is what I always say to myself whenever I am having an anxiety attack or panic attack. 

It's been months since I had an anxiety/panic attack. Recently, I had an attack and it took a while to subside... Later that afternoon, while we were riding a jeepney on our way home, I was silently praying that God would take away this feeling and asking Him to save me. In just a few seconds after that short prayer, I heard one of my favorite Christian song. At first, I thought I was just hearing it because I was having an attack and the volume was really low that I can't hardly hear it. Then a few seconds later, I can hear the song clearly, it's "One Way" by Hillsong United. I smiled and was about to cry because I know it's God and He heard my silent prayer.

I sing along as the songs were played and I feel calmed and relieved knowing He responded to my prayer... The lyrics in the songs are like His message to me and I am happy knowing He's always there for me when I needed Him...



I lay my life down at your feet
Cause you're the only one I need
I turn to you and you were always there
In troubled times it's you I seek
I put you first that's all I need
I humble all I am, All to you

Chorus:

One way
Jesus
You're the only one that I could live for
One Way
Jesus
You're the only one that I could live for

You were always, always there
Every how and everywhere
Your grace abounds so deeply within me
You will never ever change
Yesterday today the same
Forever till forever meets no end

You are the way the truth and the life
We live by faith and not by sight... For you..
We're living all for you...

I was really amazed at our God... He calmed me through His songs and I am so grateful for that and for everything that He has done in my life... I am still praying that I wouldn't experience the attacks anymore... To those who are also experiencing anxiety or panic attack, I pray that God will also help you... Just keep the faith and trust Him...

These are the songs that were played after One Way: 10,000 Reasons, Mighty to Save, How Great is Our God, Blessed Be Your Name, Everlasting God, Here I am to Worship, and etc. (I don't know some of the songs).


Monday, April 29, 2019

What Riding a Bicycle has Taught Us

Monday, April 29, 2019 0 Comments

My daughter got her first bicycle 2years ago, when she was 5 years old, it is a git from her generous Ninong. Just a few months ago, she insisted to take the training wheels out of her bike. She was really determined and wants to ride the bike on her own without the training wheels. I was hesitant and said no. But she keeps on bugging us for weeks saying she really know how to ride her bike without the training wheels. And then one day I give in... I told her that it's not easy and she must be patient and that it's alright if she might fall because this is just her first time to ride without the training wheels.

So, we took off her training wheels and guide her to ride the bike on her own...  But deep inside I am afraid to let her go, there are a lot of things that are running on my mind, a lot of "What if's"... But then I thought, she would never learn if we won't let her do it on her own. When we let her go, she rode the bike with ease and we were surprised that she really did know how to ride the bike without the training wheels! I was really surprised and happy at the same time, cheering on her as she keeps on riding the bike far away from us...

This experience has taught us a lesson... That we have to let our kids do things on their own, to venture on their own and give them a chance to do things alone and learn from their mistakes. We are so attached to our children that we forget that they need to grow up too, to be independent and overcome any challenges on their own.

She's still young and there will be a lot of letting go scenes in the future. I just hope that I will be able to let her go without feeling anxious... And guide her and say positive words to lift her self esteem and be a better version of herself and to just be there for her always...

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Yoga For Anxiety and Stress

Saturday, April 06, 2019 0 Comments
I started experiencing anxiety attack last year... I really don't like what I'm feeling when I'm having panic attacks/anxiety attacks... My heart beats really fast and I got so worried and so afraid... I just can't explain how I really feel but I definitely don't want to feel it again... So, I've searched online on how to overcome this feeling. While reading articles and blogs about stress, anxiety and depression, I have learned about YOGA and it's benefits. Yoga can help clear our minds, improves flexibility, strength and posture, reduce stress, breathe better, increase energy, weight loss and so much more...

Stumbled on this video, Yoga For Anxiety and Stress and thought of trying it and see if there's an improvement.



Here are some Yoga Poses that I saw online and thought of trying a few of these pose everyday. Hmmm... Let's see in a few days if I can do these poses too. I'm going to start with the yellow ones first since I am still a beginner. I hope I can do this regularly...

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Boredom Jar - A Great Way to Reduce Screen Time

Thursday, December 20, 2018 0 Comments
Kids nowadays are not getting enough exercise, they are so fond of using smartphones, tablets and other gadgets for entertainment. It's nice because some apps are educational but excessive use of it might lead to serious health issues. I've seen a lot of stories about the effects and dangers of excessive screen time on children especially the younger ones. That's why I limit my daughter's screen time. I rarely let her use our phones or tablet, although sometimes I let her watch movies during weekends only. I want her to experience playing outside with other children without using any gadgets and enjoy her childhood like I enjoyed mine. :)

My daughter always say "I'm bored" especially when she see a kid or group of kids playing with their gadgets. I have also observed that when the screen time is over, she keep on saying "I'm bored", which is already annoying because she'll keep on bugging you thinking she will get to use the gadgets again if she'll cry and persist on what she wants. I pity her sometimes, thinking she's the only one who don't have a gadget to play on, but I stand firm on my decision to lessen her screen time to no screen time at all (if it can be helped) because it is for her own good anyway. I don't really give in to the tantrums, and when I say "NO", it's already final and I have to be firm about it.

Boredom Jar Activity Lists - Mama Miah

So, when I found out about the Boredom Jar just recently, I was so happy and I must say, it is really effective! I made my own list and when I heard her say "I'm bored" again, I told her about the Boredom Jar and how it works. As I was writing and adding up more tasks, my little one helped me fold the papers and she also thought of some things to do and add it up to her Boredom Jar! Hahaha!

I actually have no extra jar at home, so I make use of our old coin bank and use it as our Boredom Jar. ;)

By the way, here are some of the things she did today because she is bored... I loved the note that she made for me... She's so sweet... <3

Boredom Jar Activity Lists

I have a lot of things to add up on our list soon, because I know she's so hooked up with this activity and had picked a lot of papers inside and did all of them. I guess I made her busy and kept her boredom away. What a great way to unplugged. Happy Mom here... :)