The Good Things

It's weekend finally! Looking forward to grab some rest this weekend since last week it was a working weekend.
Since the kiddo and I  transferred house... I've been very busy. I must admit I was having a hard time coping up with solo responsibilities. I was so used that my mom is there assisting me with house chores and meal preparation. It was hard but this teaches me to get organized, prioritized and focus. I have also learn to practice positive outlook everyday -- to only focus at good things of everything.
So for today, Im listing those good things that I gain recently...
* Breath fresh air. Well... yes, it is windy in this house I don't have to worry on the hot weather. Other than that though, the previous house kind of too small for me, my mom and the kiddo. So we gave mom a space to breath, without us relying on her on everything.
* Follow early sleep pattern. Since the kiddo goes to school early I need to sleep early to wake-up early. I was actually having hard time and only got less hours of sleep at first. And I'm always running out of time that even if I go to work early I still cant catch up at the end of the day. However, as I follow regular sleeping patterns I got used to it and slowly catch up with the rhythm of the time. I do catch up long hours of sleep on weekend though. :D
* Streamline important responsibilities. In order to help me catch up I have learned to say NO and work on identifying what's more important responsibilities to prioritize and focus on them. I learn to think first before saying YES to any commitments. 
 * Thought me to move. Oh yes! Having a bigger house means bigger responsibilities. I need to dust, sweep, scrub, clean the lawn, water the plants and so on....
* Kiddo learns responsibilities. Since I have so much responsibilities at hand, I have an excuse to ask him to help me with things. And he also learn to prepare his own stuff in school.   
* Having time out of the computer. The downside of working-at-home is that I can stay all day infront of the PC...Which is a really unhealthy lifestyle. Because now I found reasons to move away from my PC and have a little exercises.
* Enjoy the natures view everyday. I mentioned earlier that some of my responsibilities are cleaning the lawn and water the plants. This is because the house is surrounded with plants and fruit tress. And... oh yes... I can enjoy eating mango, makopa (mountain/water apple, santol (cottonfruit) and guava fresh!  
* Have more time to think. Since moving here I have done a lot of thinking on what I wanted in life. The peaceful ambiance gave me moments to realize things in my life right now. I wonder if this has to do with me maturing or lets just blame it to peaceful ambiance. :D

There you go! Didn't expect this post to be this long. Would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section...
Have a fun and relaxing weekend everyone! 

Bag: | Vest: Thrifted | Top: Basic House | Shorts: Jag | Sandals: Payless Shoesource

How To Improve Your Sleeping Pattern

Hey there! Not getting enough sleep?
Or are you like me who fall asleep only find out you only have a few hours to sleep before the wake up alarm? If anyone of you here can relate then you might find this post handy...
I have been working on improving my sleeping pattern since early this year. I've learn that utilizing the right sleep patterns, accessories, and product lines can truly help improve sleep patterns. 
Here's a few simple tips I consider to get in a better night of sleep...
Change your mattress. If you have a mattress which is 8 years or older, it's time for an upgrade. In many cases, it is that simple. A new mattress will do wonders for poor sleeping patterns, and will help improve your overall level of relaxation at night.
Develop a pattern. This is another simple, no-brainer most simply do not account for. If you set a time to go to bed each night, follow a routine each night, and make it a point to lay down at the same time each evening, you are naturally going to notice an improvement in the way you sleep. Not only in the level of comfort, but the amount of time you are actually sleeping each night.
Sunrise clocks. Believe it or not these clocks do work. They come in various styles and finishes, and offer features such as alarms, ambient mood lighting, soothing music, and other features to help calm and soothe you so you can fall and stay asleep. They also feature theme music or soothing sounds, which are meant to help you fall asleep if you have difficulties doing so. If you would like to find out more about these clocks then visit
A good night's sleep is something we need, but most of us do not get. A few simply changes in routine, developing and sticking to a routine, and making notes of things which are causing you to develop poor sleep patterns (diet, lighting, where you sleep, etc) are a few simple things anyone can do, to help improve overall sleep patterns each night.

Hello Venussmileygal!

Hey there! Have you notice something new on my blog?
I just updated my blog header as well as my blog name! I use my online nickname to be the name of my blog -- Venus Smileygal. This used to be my domain and blog name before but since I was a newbie back then and the domain was not registered on my GoDaddy account. The registrant didn't remind me for the renewal date and I only knew when I lost it already. To keep the long story short, I lost my domain, someone else bought it immediately (because it has a page rank  of 3 and high traffic) and so I started a new domain and blog name. ㅠㅠ Sad memory!
Anyways, I commissioned Jeini to draw me this cute digital doodle of myself. I discovered Jeini when I was doing a blog hopping. I read her blog and discovered her cute doodles. I asked her to draw me in one of my fave outfit and signature pose. Check it out in this post. 
As a little treat (for the delay of delivery) she generously gave me another a super kawaii chibi of me... :D It's so cute and adorable cant get enough of it!
If you're interested to have your own cute doodle as well visit here at
Wishing everyone a relaxing weekend! 

Summer Fashion Essentials

Hey everyone! How was the weather there in your place?
Finally, we're bidding goodbye to El Niño that weve painstakingly endure for a year or so. It's now rainy season here in our country. And I am loving the not so hot morning, wet afternoon and cold evening. ^_^
On today's post, I am sharing some must have fashion essentials for summer. I know that for friends in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere you're probably enjoying summer this time. This post can still be handy in our country as well though, because the sun loves to shine the whole year round.

There are tons of summer essentials out there; and, with designers introducing and inventing new items on what seems like a daily basis, how do you keep up?
For us fashionista who loves to look great, and wants to have it all, these are a few of the best summer fashion essentials that you must have in your wardrobe.
Plain white tee - They are cool, they can be dressed up and down, they work well in an indoor or outdoor setting, and you can pair them up with virtually any outfit. White t-shirts look good, they are airy, they can be elegant or casual, and you can work anything around them to complete any look or fashion statement you are trying to pull off.
Ballet flats - Sure, gladiator sandals are a must have, as are flip flops and any other thong style sandal. But, the ballet flat is classic, cute, light in weight, and they come in dozens of colour varieties. They are both chic and comfortable, and go well with button down jeans, a skirt, shorts, or any other outfit you plan on wearing for the day.
The blazers - An elegant blazers dresses up any outfit. If you are going out for a night on the town, a date in the afternoon, or have to head out to a work meeting or event, the right blazers can spruce up even the most casual of outfits you have on. Black, navy blue, or any other colour you desire, it can truly add elegance and class to the right outfit you have planned to wear.
Always remember that fashion is all about looking your best and feeling great. Before purchasing a product you like you should always shop around and try and see if you can get a lower price.
When it comes to online shopping there are multiple catalogue comparison sites which can help you find the best deal. is a great place to start.

Shopping for Watches

This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.
Hey everyone! How are you doing out there? 
School year 2016 is kicking in here in the Philippines and in a few days I will be saying goodbye to late night sleeps and saying hello to early morning grind soon... 
The kiddo will be in school the whole day now. This means he will be packing his lunch and eat at school. Right now I already keep on reminding him to eat on time, finish his lunch always and not to play after eating... >.< Any moms out there who can relate?
One of the things now that I feel important is keeping track of time. Now that the kiddo is back to school I need to keep track of the time we wake up, his off to school, and the time to pick him up or he should be at home. I just realized I need to shop for watches because the one thing I own just stop ticking last month… :( 
It’s really wise to invest on watches. And I am thinking of investing on one. Hunting genuine, reliable and fashionable can be tricky especially for someone like me who always rely on online shopping. Good thing I was able to learn about Groupon Coupons which is very helpful with its wide selection of free coupons. Ahh I just love discounts! I mean who wouldn't anyway…

I am thinking of shopping for watches at World of Watches and might as well check on Puma coz I spotted a free shipping coupon and 50% off on kids gear at Groupon!

Life Lately...

Hi there! How was your summer so far?
Funny how my last post entitles "Welcome Come Back Giveaway" yet I was MIA and no blog update for the whole month of April. :/  
I know Ive made countless promises to blog regularly but here I am still missing in action. I actually want to update my blog regularly with what's the latest happening in my life but I guess they all end up, stucked in my mind. 
Anyways, here's some thoughts and latest updates in my life that I want to share to you...

I am still struggling in learning the art of saying NO.
I finally bid goodbye to that stressful job. Right now Ive got ample time seeking for a new full time job.
I find it hard connecting with people lately. I mostly prefer being alone and have peace on my own. 
I just transferred to a new house. Me and my kiddo, that is. I rented a house not far from my mom's house. And this is the reason I have limited time online. Hopefully I can blog about the house coz there's a lot of things I want to share about it. 
Cut my hair short last January.
Created a new DIY wedding invitation.
Had our Camiguin scape with cousins earlier this month.
Still trying to achieve a good flat lay photo. You can check some of my output on instagram.
Speaking of instagram, if you followed me you'll probably know I more active there.
If you haven't follow me feel free to do so... @Venussmileygal

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Welcome Back Giveaway From Firmoo Glasses!

Happy Easter Everyone! Did you enjoyed egg hunting? 
As for me I just spent it at home... Watched Dance Camp movie... It was a great movie and I really enjoyed it. I did want to change something in the ending though... I wanted it to add a Social Media battle in it. Dont worry...  You'll understand this if you'll watch the movie as well. :)

I know its been awhile since I last shared a post here in my blog. I had such a busy life offline this past weeks that my time online is limited. So finally I got settled... (I hope!) I am still trying to balance life offline, work, and blogging though so wish me luck! :)
As a little welcome back gift to everyone. I am hosting a giveaway... You probably have an idea by now on what's going to be the prize looking from the images in this post... :D Firmoo was generous enough to host a giveaway for you my readers. So I am very thankful to them. 
I have been a fan of Firmoo glasses since I first discovered it 4 years ago. Yes that long already and I am still using the glasses I received from them and they are still wearable til now. I telll yah, they are very durable and stylish!
So will not let you for long... 


Five winners will win complete pair of glasses as specified below. The prize will be offered in the form of voucher after your giveaway end.
This voucher covers the frame with 1.50 index single vision lenses. The winner need to pay the shipping depending on the country and handling fee. 


This giveaway is for new customers only. It is open to countries to which Firmoo ships. Please check to see if you are eligible here.
To join just follow the instruction in the rafflecopter below...
Here are some fashionable glasses up for grab...