In the blogging world, we are often shrouded in mystery, hiding behind a name, a URL. We join communities and promote our posts but it is not always that we can all get together and learn beyond each other’s name and website.
Mommy Bloggers Philippines is thus so nice to have crafted the MBP Gift Swap among its willing members. The mechanics are so simple yet it allows the participants a glimpse of another blogger’s interests and lifestyle based on the gift she gives.
Mechanics: MBP Moms will swap gifts with each other. Gifts to be given should reflect the gift giver and her blog.
So before the holidays got crazier, we all got busy and prepared something for the mommy that we will be giving to (we had an online drawing of names prior, high tech noh?).
I was to give to Mommy Abby Borja, owner of the lovely blog Lifestyle by Abby. She is a newbie mom of a baby girl and a doctor’s wife. She used to be a marketing practitioner until she decided to become a dedicated home maker, entrepreneur, and part time blogger, collaborator and stylist. She’s an ultimate foodie with a huge appetite (though I don’t know where she puts it!) and a preschool teacher wannabe. She also enjoys traveling and dreams of becoming a food connoisseur. As with every mom, she loves her family and God above all things.
What I Gave
I was not able to take photos of the actual products but I did keep a photo of my note and doodle. My gift consisted of three of my favorite things:
- Travel Bottle Set from MINISO
I love to travel and unfortunately, as a mom, it falls upon me to pack everyone’s bags. This travel bottle set is a lifesaver when it comes to packing your toiletries and saving precious luggage space. Plus, I got it from MINISO, one of my favorite shops these days. Here’s my post about What’s Inside MINISO Philippines.
- ZIG Kuretake Scroll and Brush Pen
I’m a frustrated artist and so I love everything artsy. I’m trying my hand at calligraphy although I don’t get to practice it as much as I would like. I use this brand of pen for my calligraphy ek-ek. 🙂
- Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
As moms, I believe we’re all super, just like Vaseline, the super jelly. It has so many uses, up to 101 in fact! (See 101 Uses of Vaseline Jelly). We moms also have so many roles that truly make us superwomen. I hope that whenever we feel down, looking at the super jelly will remind us of our super role as well. 🙂
I sure hope Mommy Abby found my gifts useful and nice. 🙂
What I Received and Who Gave It
I received this Project Mom book from Que Sullano-Gavan of Life of Que, Filipino Homeschooler, and Takbo.ph (Whew! What a woman!) She blogs about parenting, travel, and getting fit in between family adventures. She is the better half of Takbo.ph and together, they document their homeschooling journey at The Filipino Homeschooler.
To Mommy Que, thank you so much for your gift. I am about to start Chapter 3 already and I sure am learning a lot, even if I’ve had two kids already. Haha! I hope to see you around in future events and get to say more than hi and hello. 🙂
Thank you to the following sponsors for being a partner of MBP in this Gift Swap:
- Contadina | Tupperware | Lorenzana Lorins Patis and Lorins Bagoong Alamang Guisado | myPhone watch | VillaDelConte chocolates | Arla | Poetry Magnets
Happy and blessed holidays everyone! 🙂