Pure ‘N Fresh Cologne: My Daughter’s Everyday Companion

After their final exams, RJ went home in her PE shirt with messages and signatures all over. She was teary-eyed while reading the messages…”I will miss you”, “Stay pretty”, “Don’t change”, “I love you”. She said six years is over…six years of fun, laughter and friendship.

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RJ is friendly and compassionate that is why she has many friends. I know she will miss everything, her teachers, classmate, friends and her crush. I remember there was this boy who always says that RJ smells good. Kids! They will say whatever they want. Thanks to Pure ‘N Fresh Cologne for being my daughter’s everyday companion. It is what keeps her fresh all day long despite of her hectic schedule this month; completing the projects and requirements for graduation, reviewing for the finals and preparing for their graduation.

Pure ‘N Fresh Cologne is a product of Unilab. It is available in three fruity scents but the Blush Berry is RJ’s most favorite. Check on Pure ‘N Fresh here and like their FB page https://www.facebook.com/purenfreshforteens for more updates.

Pure 'N Fresh cologne
Time flies really fast. I can’t believe that it’s been six years since RJ first set foot on big school. I told her that it is not over yet. She’ll miss her grade school environment for sure but she also needs to embrace the new changes in her life. She’ll face new challenges. She’ll get to know new teachers and new classmates. She’ll gain new friends, experiences and a new level of freedom. High school life may seem daunting but it is also the most exciting. I know that with RJ’s positive attitude and confidence there’s nothing she can’t handle.


Special Squid Adobo Recipe (Adobong Pusit)

When you see big squids in the market, grilling or making calamari are what comes first in your mind. But there are other ways of cooking squid other than grilled and fried breaded calamari. One way is squid adobo or adobong pusit.

Adobo is a popular Filipino dish. The meat is marinated in soy sauce, vinegar, lots of garlic, pepper and bay leaf then cook over low flame until meat is tender. For the squid adobo, I love using lemon instead of vinegar to eliminate the fishy smell then I add onion, cilantro and scallions for a richer flavor. If you want to cook squid adobo, you may use my special recipe below.

squid adobo


1/2 kg squid (washed and cleansed)
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup lemon juice (or vinegar)
1 tsp cracked black pepper
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp scallions (sliced thinly)
6 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/3 cup water


On a pan, heat the sesame oil. Saute the onion then the garlic until golden brown. Add the squid then cook for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, lemon juice, pepper and water. Cover and simmer until the liquid reduce by half. Add cilantro then simmer again for a minute. Sprinkle the scallions on top of squid adobo just before you serve it.

Everyday Savings Build Up to Bigger Savings

Every cent matters for moms on a budget. No matter what the state of the economy is, there is always a need for parents to save up for the future. This sounds like a grand plan that requires wads of bills rather than jingling coins. What many do not understand is that successful saving is accomplished by setting money aside regularly no matter how little. In time, you will find that you would have accumulated a large amount. Whether you are planning on saving for your child’s college education or simply building a fund for emergencies, it would not hurt to try and save up on your everyday expenses.

bigger savings

You might think that saving is difficult especially if you have kids. Oh, kids can really be expensive. They grow out of their clothes really quick, making it necessary for you to go out shopping again within months. Don’t throw in the towel just yet and settle for not being able to save up. There are plenty of deals that you can take advantage of. Don’t shrug off the dollars and cents – they can add up to hundreds and thousands of dollars over time.

For starters, you can look for coupons. Discounts on these coupons can vary in amount. Check in from time to time to see what’s new. You can also see if you can find a free overstock promo code for items that you need to buy. You can as well save time and money shopping for all your needs in one place.

Remember, though, that having coupons is never an excuse to shop – you do not have to buy something just because it’s at a discount. List down what you need and then look for discount coupons online. Or, you can also find out what coupons are available and then keep them just in case you need them for your future purchases.

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