Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just Kidding Loot

Ok, I know my son has already loads of stuff to fill his room, but the Mom in me just couldn’t help buying him treats when I saw that Just Kidding was having a clearance sale both in their online shop and warehouse in Al Quoz.

I've always wanted Dwell Baby stuff for our Dadelicious but I admit I'm too stingy to spend on toys that are worth more than AED 100 (USD 28).  When I saw that their prices went down to as low as 70% off their regular price, I did a mad dash to the Al Quoz Warehouse last Saturday to check out the items.

I scored a couple of hand puppets that are only priced at AED 18 each (barely 
USD 5), originally with a AED 75 price tag. I’m glad Dade adores them!  I bought extra pieces to be given away as gifts.

love the modern patterns!

I also got him this cute Babylicious bib for only AED 20 (a little over USD 5), which is adorable, but super useful.

I wanted to grab the Dwell Baby Mind Blocks, a classic toy which they added a twist to. However, I was taken aback when I learned that they’re offering only 25% discount in their warehouse.  I know for a fact that it’s 50% off from their online store so I decided to just leave the item and order online instead.  That evening, I did order for a set which are just the cutest blocks ever!

We also ordered the Skip Hop Swipes, which is a useful case that keeps the wipes moist and prevents them from drying out.  It can be hooked to the stroller or be placed in the bag, whichever the parent prefers.  It has a quick-draw opening which makes it super easy to grab a baby wipe with one hand when you’re on the go.  Isn’t that neat? Oh, and it’s BPA-free, phthalate-free and PVC-free, too!

I never imagined I’d be so hooked with baby/toddler stuff shopping.  It’s an absolute joy for me as a parent to find stuff that are dirt cheap, but uber functional and at the same time stylish.  I know a lot of Moms can relate to me but I’m sure the Dads are raising eyebrows already…haha!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blackberry Is Love

Ok, first thing's first. Blackberry is here to stay. Hooray!!

Let me give you the lowdown on that.  last August while on holiday in Manila, i got a BB Message from my bessie B saying that the TRA in the UAE announced the cancellation of the services of the Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) effective October 11.  We were all shocked and disappointed learning about this piece of news.  You see, a lot of people in the UAE, whether business people or not, are subscribed to BIS.  It makes it easy for people to communicate with one another, and chatting through BB Messenger is just the best thing ever in mobile phone technology :)

Anyhoo, we’re just soooo glad the ban was lifted at the eleventh hour.  And what better way to celebrate that than a complimentary coffee, doughnut, loyalty card and a Blackberry skin courtesy of Research in Motion and Caribou Coffee (yay, Canadian peeps!).  This promotion will run for 3 Thursdays in a row at the DIFC, Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates branches of Caribou.

I got my freebies this morning, and it sure did wake me up! Now i have this cheery self walking around the halls at work with my ponytail bouncing like a cheerleader’s.  See, told you I’m a sucker for freebies, haha!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


This is completely unheard of from where I am from.

Surprisingly, this Starbucks outlet didn’t even had one single customer when we passed by yesterday at half past one in the afternoon, and to think that it’s situated inside a mall.  It’s so strange because for a weekend, this coffee shop should be busy with people and not look desolated.  Hubby and I could not believe our eyes!

We bet the reason why it’s empty is because they don’t offer free wi-fi :P

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Grocery Shopping

Whenever we need some small items for our pantry which we run out of or are not available in the hypermarkets that we frequent to, we always run to Spinney’s.  It’s just a stone’s throw away from our place which is super convenient for us to go to before heading home after work.

Last week, we did a quick grocery shopping and used our wee one’s new Infantino shop & play grocery cart cover that he got as a gift for his first birthday (a shoutout to Aunt Shelai &Uncle Lito for this dandy pressie!).

Allow me to share with you how the little man is enjoying his new take-away “upholstery”.

ooh, a banana!!

looks yummy!
hey, what's that?
can we go over there?

Not only can it be used for the grocery cart, but also for high chairs when in dining in fast food shops and restaurants.

I bet you can tell he loves bananas, haha!