November Postcards

Here are the lovely postcards that I received this month from Postcrossing. They were sent by members from the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Finland, Belarus, Germany, Indonesia, Spain, Russia and China. I am still going through all the postcards that I have received during the past couple of weeks and see which ones I haven’t featured on my arts/crafts blog yet. This means I have set aside a day or two to work on those long overdue blog posts. And I still have to make a quick trip to the post office to buy some stamps so that I can start sending postcards again. I guess this will be part of my to-do list for next week. 

Sending Out Postcards Again

It has been months since the last time that I participated in Postcrossing. I actually miss sending and receiving postcards. Good thing that  when we went to visit my in-laws last weekend, we were able to pass by a bookstore and buy postcards. I was hoping there are new designs but unfortunately there aren’t any so I ended up buying basically the same kinds of postcards that I have sent before. They do have amazing images so I’m okay with them. 

We were able to mail the postcards the other day but since most establishments are closed including the local post office because it’s the Holy Week, it may take longer than usual for them to arrive. I am also excited about the postcards that I will receive in return. I hope there’ll be lots of interesting postcards.

Earning From a Hobby

You can gauge how patient my husband can be when you get to see the things he has created just by using things that we normally see around the house. He has once made a simple but functional can opener from a sheet of metal he has found.

He also makes miniature houses and tree houses by using popsicle sticks. Just the other day, he made a Ferris wheel using barbecue sticks.

Last week, a neighbor who’s in college has seen one of the tree houses that my husband made. They have a group project and they are not satisfied with what they have made. They have made two miniature houses form popsicle sticks. She decided to buy the tree house and has also asked my husband to design the landscape for their project.

 

Tree house

 

 

 

 

He’ll be finishing this over the weekend. He still needs to add the ones that our neighbor and her classmates made.

This isn’t actually the first time that he was able to sell one of the things he made. My husband doesn’t really make these things for the purpose of selling them. He is even hesitant to sell them. But he is also glad that he is earning from something that has started from a simple hobby. For now, he uses whatever he earns from it to buy more materials for his hobby.

A Mother’s Day Weekend

I realized that I haven’t posted here in a while. A lot has been going on these past few days (good things though, don’t worry). It’s seems this month is turning out great so far and I’m praying that the blessings continue to pour.

So, what have we been up to these past few days ? Summer vacation for the kids is synonymous to sleeping late and waking up late. No matter how I try to make them sleep at the usual time, they always seem to find an excuse not to do so. At times they would just go to their room, listen to the radio and talk endlessly (which usually lasts past 11p.m.). Breakfast for them is at 10a.m. That’s why lunch for us is around 1p.m.

May is also my birthday month. I celebrated my birthday a few days ago. No big birthday celebration for me though, just a simple lunch with my family. I was really overwhelmed by the number of birthday greetings that were posted on my fb wall. Friends, family members, former classmates and batch mates, acquaintances, online friends, fellow mommies from PMC, have all conveyed their birthday wishes. Thank you so much everyone !

I have mentioned on my other blog that I want to put up yet another blog. This time, it’s going to be an arts/craft/hobby blog. Hubby has a huge stamp and coin collection and we wanted a venue to showcase this collection. Also, I have taken up a new hobby: postcard collecting. I have just purchased a couple of postcards and this week I am going to start sending them to fellow postcard collectors (mommies from PMC). Now here comes the good news (for me a least…lol) : I now have a new arts/craft/hobby blog ! It’s courtesy of the ever gracious Mommy Rubz. It’s a blog with domain and free hosting (it doesn’t get better than that, does it?). Thanks again, Mommy Rubz !!! I’ll be working on it in the coming days and hopefully, it’ll be up very soon. I hope you’ll get to visit it,too.

Another special Mother’s Day gift is the card I received from a fellow mommy from PMC. It was a handmade card (made by her daughter) which came with a few tokens. I will make a separate post about it on my other blog.

A new blog, a Mother’s Day card, a new hobby, a free book from BookSneeze, additional writing opportunities, a relaxing rainy day weekend with my family…. this is indeed a great Mother’s Day weekend for me.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the loving and selfless moms out there !!

God bless you and your families !!