Little Kids

Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop Review

Last Father’s Day, my sister Hiyasmin Neri gave my husband a cute gift as a token of appreciation for being the dad of her two cute nephews. It’s a customized candy bar by Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop:

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I thought that it was so cute and creative. I remember seeing similar customized candy bars in one of the stalls in Newport Mall‘s Mother’s Day Fair. I decided to check out their Facebook Page to see their product list and prices. I’ve been thinking of ordering chocolate bars for my bunso’s Dedication Day. I thought that instead of the usual trinket giveaways that will eventually end up forgotten (or worse, in the garbage bin), my guests will surely appreciate a yummy chocolate bar to take home that will remind them of my cute and sweet baby.

It was so easy to order from Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop. I dropped them a message through Facebook and gave them my order. I ordered 100 medium-sized local chocolate bars. Each piece costs Php 23.00. If you check out their page, you’ll see that they also offer imported variants and bigger sizes. They then asked me for my baby’s picture and the design I wanted. They took care of the layout and sent it to me right away for approval. I just asked them to tweak the font a little bit. They were super nice and polite in accommodating my requests. The final design looked like this:

I met up with the owner’s niece at a nearby mall to pick up my order. The transaction went smoothly. The chocolates were placed in a well-packaged box with bubble wrap. She reminded me not to put the chocolates in the fridge since it could mess up the print if they get wet.

This is how the giveaways were displayed during the reception:

I am super thrilled that my family and friends really liked their chocolate giveaways. I even saw some of them eat their candy right away even before they got home (lol)!

I recommend Chub’z and Mimi’s Candy Shop to all the moms and dads who are thinking of the perfect giveaway for their parties and special events.

Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop: 09159465858

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Gerry’s Grill Christening/ Baptism Day Package (Review)

The Importance of Christening/ Dedication Day

For many Christians, a child’s Christening/ Dedication Day is one of the most celebrated affairs by the family. It is the day when family, godparents, and friends gather to witness the baby being dedicated unto the Lord. My son Lucas had his Dedication Day Reception at Gerry’s Grill in Newport City.

Dedication Day Reception at Gerry’s Grill Newport

First, my husband and I had to choose a reception venue. We thought of having our venue at home and hire a caterer. However, that would be tedious because then we would have to clean up after our guests. For this reason, we decided to hold the venue at a restaurant. In this way, we do not have to deal with the after-party mess.

So after checking out restaurants nearby and online, we finally decided on Gerry’s Grill Newport as our venue. Why? I was impressed with their “worry-free all-in package”. Since we wanted a simple and intimate celebration, we only invited a few people. A few close and friends and relatives came to our event. In the Philippines, a “few” may translate to as many as fifty guests.

Gerry’s Grill Menu Packages

My husband and I dropped by Gerry’s Grill Newport a month before the expected date of the dedication so that we can choose a menu package for our function. Gerry’s Grill is known for its sizzling plates and Filipino dishes. We chose their MENU C package, which costs Php 470 per person for a minimum of 50 pax.

MENU C:

Lumpiang Shanghai
Fried Chicken and Fries
Beef Kare-Kare
Pork Sisig
Palabok
Plain Rice

Inclusive of
Bottomless Iced Tea
Leche Flan

Lucas’s Dedication Day

Guests arrived as early as 2:30 P.M. and the restaurant readily accommodated them. At 3:00, the waiters already served them with iced tea and water. Our program started at 4:00, and dinner was served right after. The guests were satisfied with the food. It was served hot and everything was delicious. The waiters were prompt in servicing the needs of our guests.

Their function package included 20 balloons, a catering setup, trained servers, and a banner. I like the way they decorated the place. It was simple but well-organized.

Our event lasted for 3 hours, from 3 to 6 P.M. Since we rented their speaker and microphones, they charged us an additional Php500 for the electricity charge. The restaurant played children’s nursery rhymes as the background music. However, the manager offered to give us back the Php500 because their microphones were not working properly. I just told him to use it as a group tip for the servers.

Dedication Day reception at #Gerrysgrill #Newport #redribboncake #chubzandmimiscandyshop

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Final Thoughts

Overall, our families and friends had a great time. I recommend Gerry’s Grill Newport to parents looking for a place to hold their child’s Christening/ Dedication Day reception.

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Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash (Review)

Are you looking for a mild and gentle cleansing wash for your baby or toddler? Check out my review of Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash.

My toddler is allergic to peanuts, eggs, cotton fluff and dog/cat fur. My son’s allergy doctor told me that he should bathe with unscented soap and use unscented shampoo and that we should not use scented fabric conditioner. Perfume is not allowed either. She recommended Dove soap or Perla. I used Dove soap on him and he did not develop any reactions towards it. He smelled good even after a whole day of playing. However, I wanted to use something else that’s specifically made for babies. Since I also have a one-month-old baby, I wanted to use a product that both of them can share.

My husband bought the Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash from the Johnson & Johnson store in Manila and I tried it on my two children. It is quite expensive at Php 300+ for 236ml (8 fl. oz) but I think it’s worth it. A little goes a long way! The consistency is creamy, and you only need to use one to two squirts to clean the entire face and body. I also use it as a shampoo. I also like that it is fragrance-free, dye-free, and alcohol-free.
It moisturizes as well, so I did not need to put lotion on my toddler’s skin (which is a good thing, since he’s not allowed to have lotion either). This product is Made in the USA, so it is assumed to be a high-quality product. It also claims to be pediatrician recommended and it is accepted by the National Eczema Association. I also use this on my one-month-old baby, and it is gentle enough on his delicate skin.

Would I recommend it? Yes. Would I repurchase? Yes! 

BUT, If you like your baby wash to smell more “scented” or “perfumy”, this product is not for you.

Have you tried Aveeno products? What do you think of them? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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