Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So Lovely & Nyce! (A Giveaway)


It's been a while since we had our previous giveaway. And if you can remember, I wrote HERE that I'll be having giveaways for this year 2013. And I won't break that promise. The first for this year is finally here!

But before I give you the mechanics, lemme ask you first this: How was your February? Or, should I say, how was your love month? :)

Well as for me, I honestly admit that I got a bit sad. However, I'm just super thankful that there are people who cares for me and that they care about my happiness as well. Talk about the little gifts you get -- enjoying the tiny bits of sweets, pinks, and pretties. Minus, the cough and colds I got. Plus, the beautiful places I went to (which wouldn't be possible without, again, the people who loves me). For a total of still, happy love month! Well, that should have a 'so far' because it's not the end of the month yet.
Another reason for all of us to be happy about this love month is our GIVEAWAY! This is lovingly sponsored by an online shop from my province, Bohol. I know the shop owner personally. She's my batchmate (nursing school) and friend, as well. The shop was named after her. Our sponsor for this giveaway is no other than, Nyce Finds!

The prizes, as seen on the photos, are:
* the "love" necklace; and
* cross bracelet
* PLUS! rings (photos to follow)

These are from the Nyce Finds February Accessories Collection. As for the mechanics.. Unlike last giveaway where I enumerated the mechanics in words, this time I'll just let you follow what's on the Rafflecopter widget (because they're the same anyway). Should there be any questions/clarifications regarding the giveaway mechanics and entry options, please feel free to send a private message to the So Sweet Suzette fanpage. So please wait for the rafflecopter to load. And submit your entries here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway will run from today until March 25, 2013 (at around 12 noon Philippine time), which is basically month-long. This giveaway is open for Philippine residents only, regardless however of age or gender. No dummy accounts allowed. I will check your entries, so NO CHEATING PLEASE. :)
There will only be 2 LUCKY READERS who'll win these accessories. One will get the love necklace + ring. Then the other will get the cross bracelet + ring. I will announce who the lucky readers are  few days after the giveaway ends (after validating the entries, etc). The announcement will be made here on my blog. However, updates will still be posted through our So Sweet Suzette fanpage (be sure to like & subscribe). The winners must contact me within 48 hours after my announcement. Failure to do so would mean another winner/s will be picked. Nyce, the shop owner, will be the one to ship the prizes to the winners, since I'm out of the country.
So, submit your entries now!
Goodluck sweeties!

Friday, February 22, 2013

PF: Pink Roses


Quick post. :)

Happy Friday! My Pink Fridays post for today will be something related to our recent celebration, the Valentines Day. I actually didn't receive anything from my boyfie who's at the other side of the world, literally. But still got some presents from my family. weee :)
So here's a photo of the bouquet of pink roses I got last February 14th.

The bouquet of pink roses + our cute pet dog at the back ;)
And that made my day! :) Flowers actually make me smile. Anyways, I still have some things to do. Plus, I've been a little busy preparing for our upcoming giveaway! Yes, you read it right. And it'll start very soon, sweeties! :)

Happy weekend! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Knock, knock! It's LOVE


Can you feel LOVE in the air now? We're just some days away from what we call the official Hearts' day, or Lovers' day; some people also fondly call it the SAD or Single Awareness Day. Whatever you call it, February 14, Thursday, is the Valentine's Day. And it just can't be stopped.

Are you looking forward to "that" day?

If your answer is YES and you're a GIRL, then I figure you might be very excited because you got the sweetest invite for a date on that day! Plus, the invite is coming from the guy you want to be with on that special day. Isn't that amazing? Well, that's totally a reason to look forward to that day. You may even want to fast forward to Feb 14 ASAP.

Meanwhile, if your answer is a YES and you're a boy, I guess you just scored that sweet "yes" from the girl of your dreams - to be your date on the 14th. *winks*

On the other hand, if your answer is a NO, regardless of gender, then you either have no date on the Valentines day, or your boyfriend/girlfriend/partner is away (like miles away) from you. It could also be because your long time crush is nowhere within your reach (no date with him/her or even an invite or a simple conversation). Or, you could be.. just hating the thought of Valentine's day and of love.

As for me, it doesn't really matter. I mean, my answer would be "Whatever." Don't get me wrong, but I actually love the thought of having a Valentine's Day, plus all the other perks going on before and after the special day. I love seeing hearts <3 everywhere.. in the mall, supermarkets, schools, and other public places. There are signs saying "Valentine's Day is Thursday, February 14." But somehow, I don't really have that excitement and enthusiasm for this year's V-Day. I could say a very big factor is because I don't have a date (my boyfie is in the Phils now, so we're literally miles away).
However, I still took photos of the beautiful flowers I saw in the store nearby. This is a sign that Valentine's Day is indeed just around the corner.

Which of these roses do you like? :) I like the white roses.
Anyway, I believe that being happy on the Valentine's Day is a decision. Having a partner is not just the key to being happy on that day. If you don't have a date with someone of the opposite sex, then spend your day with family or friends. Watch a movie with your groupie or barkada. Or treat your parents to a wonderful buffet dinner (including yourself and your siblings of course). Also, for the busy couples who would've wished they can meet on the V-Day but just can't because of work, school, etc., then you can still go out on the 15th, 16th, so on. A belated V-Day date is always as sweet. :)
I will end this blog post with the 5 simple rules of happiness: (which is a cliche and I do not know who the original source is)
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
grabbed from valentine.tipjunkie
And here's something from me (original*wink*): When LOVE knocks at your door, not just on V-Day but any day of the year, DO NOT be afraid to open it. Let it come in. It isn't just about a partner, it's about everyone and everything in your life.
Love love! Happy Hearts' Day! :) <3

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pink Fridays is Back!


You read the title right. It says, Pink. Fridays. Is. Back. And I mean it. I know I've been such a lazy blogger since December... well, since I've been here in the United States. And I have not posted even a single Pink Fridays post. I have been lax about that because I thought it doesn't really matter to my readers. But then, somebody just made me realize otherwise.

It was last week when I received a private message on our So Sweet Suzette Fanpage. One of our So Sweet Suzette readers, who is also a friend + relative of mine, asked where my Pink Fridays posts are. Then I found out, my PF posts really matter to her (which makes me feel glad). My PF post is what keeps her coming back to my blog, checking every Friday, hoping there would be a pink photo that would please her eyes (it's actually her fave color). *hihi*

I apologized, and promised to her that I'll work on my PF post the soonest I can. So, here it is. This is my first Friday post for the love month of February, and the first for the year 2013 as well.

The photos I'm showing you for today are actually old ones, I would say VERY OLD ones. I found them while browsing my old photos. And ta-daaaah! Let me present to you, the pink piggy cupcakes! :)
Pink Piggy sittin' pretty (and friends).
As you can see, there's the "ohsoyoung" Suzette over there. Photos are actually taken more than 2 years ago. This was during a family friend's business opening. The cupcakes were really cute, that's why I didn't think twice about taking pictures with them (the piggy & chicken cupcakes).
It's not just me who's enjoying the piggy cupcakes.. even my lil brotha!
Haha! He's still so young here. lol
After taking photos with the cute cuppies, we ate them (just like what my brother seemed to "portray" on the photo above). HAHA :D
Few days more to go and it'll be Valentine's Day! <3 Love love love.