Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ice Cream Fit For Your Little Prince/ Princess

So, my mind is filled with a lot of things about ice cream for two months already. Writing about the best ice cream maker for a couple of sites makes me want to crave for it more and more. And by coincidence, I actually purchased (not me, but my friends' treat though) more or less 50 pounds of ice cream just for this RAINY month! ( Thankfully my weight remains 90 pounds! hehe!) Stumbled onto this recipe and might as well share a treat to the whining baby next to you.

 How to Make Healthy Ice Cream for Your Baby 
This baby seeing ice cream for the first time!

Ingredients You Need;

  • Two (2) ripe bananas, peeled and cut into chunks 
  • Half (1/2) Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks 
  • Five (5) large ripe strawberries, hulled and halved 
  • One (1) teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 
  • One-third (1/3) cup or around 3 fl.oz unsweetened coconut milk
  • Two (2) teaspoon coconut oil  
  • Hass avocado is creamy and really ideal for making a healthy ice cream, but you can use the larger, Florida Avocado if you want - just note that it will be a little less creamy. 
  • If you have not yet introduced your baby to strawberries and you're worried he may react to strawberries, you can use a less allergenic alternative, like blueberries instead. 
  • And if your baby never had coconut before, check on articles which reveals how good this amazing fruit is for him and the many benefits of the nutritious coconut oil
Preparation could not be easier! No ice cream maker required!  Just simply place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until it is completely smooth. Place in the freezer (in a covered container) then remove after an hour. Stir it well, then return to the freezer. Continue to stir and freeze at hourly intervals until the mixture becomes firm. Normally the  ice cream would be the ideal serving consistency after six hours. You can keep your ice cream and can last up to one month. You could also freeze it in cubes or lollitrays and serve it as a teething feeder!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Where have I been? I AM LOST!

I seriously have commitment issues! Not in human relationships but in my relationship in writing! ( though I didn't stop writing because as I remember I am paid to write) just failed blogging. So I decided I should overhaul this blog and focus it instead into one topic everyone loves... Food! I've been having a hard time thinking of different topics (my writing job is giving my mind enough reason to explode) and so making this blog focus in one topic would help me keep it and also fulfill my OCD pleasures of organizing haha!

Since the blog title is also related to it, Seven Cups of Rice would be about food, nutrition, healthy living (though eating seven cups of rice at once isn't a healthy thing to do) recipes, and it will also include food for the soul cause we all know men should not live on bread alone. So, you will hear a lot about food, food, and FOOD on the next blog posts! Till then! xo

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Polka dots = Love

..who loves polka dots? i do! can put your tissue paper, hand phone, wallet etc in it when you head out for lunch, or use it as a mini cosmetic pouch? anyway, its all up to you to how you wanna use it...

..i love my new polka dot pouch! ..just had this from a friend and its imported from SG!:)) sooo love it!
just put my stuffs in it! my phone, coinpurse and hanky!<3

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

10 ways to Love

…As the month of June ends, I wanted to give our newly weds 10 ways on how to love their spouse… ( it is actually applicable to everyone!)

Listen without interrupting
(Proverbs 18)
Speak without accusing
(James 1:19)
Love without sparing
(Proverbs 21:26)
Pray without ceasing
(Colossians 1:9)
Answer without arguing
(Proverbs 17:1)
Share without pretending
(Ephesians 4:15)
Enjoy without complaint
Philippians 2:14
Trust without wavering
(Corinthians 13:7)
Fogive without punishing
Colossians 3:13
Promise without forgetting
(Proverbs 13:12

~“A married couple is like a permanent marker… Once you are with them you can never give them up OR let them fade away…”

~“I want you, I want all of you, in my arms, twenty four seven. It’s not going to be easy, it’s going to be really hard. But I’m willing to try it, because I’m willing to spend the rest of my life with you…
- The Notebook”

In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer


Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sin- Langdon Mitchell

A good marriage is one, which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love- Pearl Buck

Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry- Tom Mullen 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wedding Anniversary!

It’s June 15 and it’s the 31st wedding anniversary of my parents..:)  we made this DYC cake bought from Goldilocks!:)

If you’re planning to get married make sure that the date is something you like to remember forever!~_~

Monday, June 11, 2012

Budgeting Bells

..Budgeting is one of the hardest part in preparation of every wedding... From the prize of wedding rings the couple will wear (of course you don' want to wear some cheap rings forever!) to the wedding gown and Tux for the groom.  Also if you have more money, you need to shoulder the entourage's couture expenses, invitations, reception venues,caterer,florists and many,many more!! --all to have a great wedding! here's another tip for budgeting your way to hear the bells ring.. a budget plan to help you out on your wedding.:)

Church and Venue Documents

Reception Venue





~Bridal Gown

















Audio-Video Presentation






Gifts for Sponsors

Bridal Car

Hair & Make-up

Host/ Entertainer

Wedding Rings

Wedding Coordinator




Thursday, May 31, 2012

the Wedding Planner

…the month of June is here! And aside from back-to-school parties, June is also known to be the wedding month! (...remember the term “June Bride”?)… My parent also contributed with this trending legend… their wedding anniversary is in fact on June 15!

…sooo…I want to be a part of this… and for contribution, I want to share this “Wedding Checklist” that I’ve found in a wedding magazine that I’m reading just now. Hoping it will help everyone to PLAN AHEAD as their big day draws near! <3


~ SIX to NINE months before…
c    select the time, date and venue for your wedding.
c    decide on the general theme & motif. Set your budget and establish your priorities,
c    reserve the church/venue of ceremony. Find out about the church requirements and restrictions.
c    compile your guest list from the list from the lists you and your fiancé will make. Notify out-of-town guests so they can make early confirmation of attendance.
c    inform entourage, principal sponsors, and mass participants
c    choose a caterer/ reception venue.
c    brides: select a designer and discuss style of bridal and entourage gowns.
c    grooms: start looking for barong/suit or other formal attire.
c    hire a wedding coordinator. Choose one you are most at ease with, who will relate to your taste and style.
c    … get into a fitness program. It will help you cope better with the inevitable stress, and look your best on the big day!
c    …source wedding service-providers—florist, photographer, videographer, cake-maker, calligrapher or stationer for invitations and other print materials, musicians.

~FOUR to FIVE months before…
c    …draft your missalettes and pick the kind of paper and font that you want that will match your chosen theme. Make sure to proofread before the final printing.
c    …select flowers and arrangements for the bridal bouquet, the entourage, church and reception to suit your theme.
c    …order your wedding cake. You may also ask for a taste test.
c    …prepare to make the necessary deposits and make sure all contracts state previously-agreed-upon details.
c    …start planning your honeymoon.
c    …prepare all necessary document: birth certificates, annotated baptismal certificate, and residence certificate

~THREE months before…
c    …submit documents needed for securing a marriage license.
c    …tackle name-changing on vital documents such as sss, driver’s license, and bank account.
c    …Order your wedding rings and have them engraved.
c    …Arrange for the canonical interview/counseling.
c    …Choose your gifts for your attendants and sponsors.
c    …Book a bridal car and transportation for bridal party and gifts.
c    …Confirm honeymoon arrangements.
c    …Choose a makeup artist and schedule a trial.

c    …Schedule fitting of gowns and suits/barongs.
c    …Address invitation envelopes (handwritten, please.).
c    …Send out invitation designate at least two people to handle RSVP.
c    …Have the missalettes printed so you have ample time for corrections.
c    …Fulfill all church requirements, especially the canonical interview and announcement of wedding banns.
c    …Complete all bridal accessories and paraphernalia: arrhae, cord, garter, pillows, cake-cutter, goblets, & guest book.
c    …Order wedding favors and ensure timely delivery.
c    …Inform musicians of your desired repertoire for the wedding.
c    …Schedule portrait-taking with your photographer.

c    …Call guest who haven’t RSVP’d to determine final head count.
c    …Have final dress fitting and confirm delivery date. Make sure attendant’s shoes and accessories are dealt with.
c    …Sign up for bridal registry.
c    …Arrange a final meeting with wedding service-providers to discuss all relevant details, especially delivery / set-up time.
c    …Discuss reception program with coordinator and emcee.
c    …Start working on your vows if you are saying your own.
c    …Attend shower and bachelor parties and get some fun!
c    …Plan rehearsal dinner/despedida de soltera.
c    …Do hair and makeup trial with makeup artist.
c    …Pick up wedding rings.

c    …Finalize lay-out of reception venue and seating arrangement.
c    …Confirm final head count with caterer/banquet manager.
c    …Double check favor, accessories and paraphernalia.
c    …Finalize program details with coordinator and emcee.
c    …Bride: practice walking in your shoes.
c    …Grooms: try on your tuxes if you are wearing them.
c    …Confirm final payments to your wedding vendors.
c    …Pack of your honeymoon.
c    …Have your portrait taken. This should be the time when you are not so stressed anymore.

c    …Head to the spa for a facial, manicure, pedicure, a relaxing massage, the works!
c    …Have the rehearsal and the dinner afterwards.
c    …Make final payments to your wedding vendors.
c    …Rehearse your speeches.

c    …Pack all the things you need to bring to the hotel the next day.
c    …Put in your pouch breath mint, oil-blotting paper and a small bottle of perfume.
c    …Prepare pins, mini-sewing kits and other first-aid/emergency stuff for the little “accident.”
c    …Take a break! You need to pull yourself together for the big day.

c    …Enjoy the whole thing. You work so hard for it, so just relish the time you have with so many people you love and who love you back.

(Source: METRO WEDDINGS July-December 2004 Issue) 

Hearing bells ringing!!!, ♥