Thursday, November 28, 2019

Carole P. Roman Picture Book Blog Tour with The Children's Book Review


In partnership with The Children's Book Review and Carole P. Roman, I am happy to feature her Award-winning Picture Books for children on this blog tour.

About the Books


Rocket-Bye

Written by Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Carole P. Roman travels to the stars, orbiting the moon and rocketing past planets in this delightful journey to the far reaches of the galaxy. A beautiful bedtime poem, this verse is sure to delight any child before they go to sleep.
“Just as the text and illustrations gently curve and sweep across the pages, so do the calming and effortless rhymes in what could be Carole P. Roman’s finest book yet. “—The Children’s Book Review
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2016 | 978-1530243372
Available Here: https://amzn.to/1WfDoZF


Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?

Written by Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter’s fascination with all things ‘princess,’ Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.
Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is an important must-read for both girls and boys.”—The Children’s Book Review
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2016 | 978-1530243372
Available Here: https://amzn.to/2rcUO37

GIVEAWAY ♥️
Take part in our GIVEAWAY for a chance to win these award-winning picture books sponsored by Carole P. Roman plus a $100 gift card!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • An autographed copy of Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?
  • An autographed copy of Rocket-Bye
  • A $100 Amazon gift card
Three (3) winners receive:
  • An autographed copy of Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?
Giveaway begins November 27, 2019, at 12:01 AM PST and ends December 19, 2019, at 11:59 PM PST.
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About the Author

Carole P. Roman is the award winning author of the nonfiction series of children’s books, If You Were Me and Lived in … . The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

How to Apply/Renew for the New SM Advantage Card for FREE

Have you availed of the new SM Advantage Card (SMAC) yet? If not, Hurry! Apply for the card now or Renew your card now if it happens to expire this December 2019! I just got mine free renewal for a year. After that, it will be 200 pesos for a 5-year membership.



I was browsing through my Facebook feed and came across SM's ad for the new SMAC. It coincided that my card is expiring this December 2019 and had to renew it. And since it says, I can apply or renew for the new SMAC for free, I went ahead and applied for renewal. You can do the application online.

For renewal, all you have to do is:

1. Fill up the form with your SM Advantage Card's 16-digit number.
2. Check to see if your personal information is correct or if you need to update some details.
3. Agree to the terms and conditions.
4. Click on 'Submit' and wait for the reference number and promo code to be generated. You can take a screenshot of it. You will also receive an sms with instructions along with your reference no. and promo code.
5. Proceed to SM's Customer Service department and present the reference no. and promo code and 1 valid ID.

The NEW SMAC is now yours for FREE!

For new application:

1. Online form is available at https://smaconline.smadvantage.com/

Fill up the form with your personal information, contact details, address, terms and conditions.
2. Click on 'Submit' and you will be given instructions on how to claim your SM Advantage Card.

Promo lasts until November 29, 2019!
You may also personally go to any SM department store.

Visit SMAC Facebook page https://facebook.com/SMAC/

Friday, November 22, 2019

Carole P. Roman Culture Books Tour with The Children's Book Review


In partnership with The Children's Book Review and Carole P. Roman, I am thrilled to have Carole P. Roman's Culture Books Tour on my blog. What better way to let children learn more about the different people and places around the world? Get them to learn about the world at an early age.

GIVEAWAY sponsored by Carole P. Roman

Enter for a chance to win the Carole P. Roman ‘Introduction to Cultures Around the World’ prize pack—includes a $100 gift card!

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THE BOOKS



It’s never too early to start teaching children about the world around them. Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of periods, cultures, and customs. Parents, grandparents, and teachers alike will love opening their children’s eyes to the world around them in a fun and easy way—and they’ll be happily surprised when they end up learning a few things themselves. It is the simplistic and positive way that award-winning author Carole P. Roman, a former social studies teacher, delivers the text that makes this series appealing. The books are short and to the point and just what you want when you’re introducing geography and culture to the youngest reading set.

Books in the Series:
Ages 4-10 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

About The Author
Carole P. Roman is the award winning
author of the nonfiction series of children’s books, If You Were Me and Lived in … . The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Feedspot's 2019 Top 50 PH Lifestyle Bloggers You Should Know




How influential are bloggers on marketing products and/or services?

For years, media advertising has been a common medium for companies to get their products across consumers. But in some cases, not everyone would readily believe in the effectiveness or quality of these products. For this reason, companies would hire celebrities or people with great influence to present their products which would somehow convince consumers to buy them. This is called influencer marketing.

Now, since blogging has become a ‘big thing’ in marketing strategy, bloggers play a key role in influencer marketing. They have become a reliable source for recommending a product or service since they have personally availed, experienced and used them. Additionally, they can talk about the places, events, items and its features genuinely. They also have the capability to endorse because of the number of followers they were able to achieve with their blogs or on social media. 

Many companies and business persons began hiring bloggers to have a first-hand access to their products or soon-to-be released products to promote them. It is easier for buyers to trust what bloggers have to say about certain products because they talk about them in very plain and unpretentious manner.

Feedspot a well-known online content reader that provides several services for businesses and consumers across different industries has ranked the best Philippine Lifestyle Bloggers from among thousands of blog sites in the Philippines. Using search and social metrics, Feedspot came up with The Top 50 Philippine Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow in 2019. These blogs were selected based on the quality of information they present. 


1. Philippine Primer


      The blog is all about showing the best of Philippine destinations for expats by introducing the best tourist attractions, hottest restaurants, business opportunities, and interesting events in and out of the metro.
2. Dear Kitty Kittie Kath
      Lifestyle, Beauty, Mommy, Health and Fitness Blog from the Philippines sharing reviews on beauty products, makeup and skin care.
3. I Am Aileen
      A travel blog by Aileen Adalid.
4. Greta’s Junkyard
      A blog about food, beauty, lifestyle, and random thoughts by Gretchen Gatan.
5. I Love Keisha
      A lifestyle and fashion blog by Kaye Figuracion
6. Ajay’s Writings on the Wall
      Manila food, lifestyle and travel blog
7. BERRYLICIOUS
    A blog by Berylle Kaye about food, love, lifestyle and travel. A journal of restaurant reviews, food adventures and gastronomic finds in the Metro.
8. All Chucked Up!
     A lifestyle blog by Chuckie Dreyfus which is all about the things he loves and covers just about everything that interests him.
9. Mommy Levy
      A blog that serves as a journal about mommy Levy’s experiences as a mom, a wife and home maker. It also includes her thoughts, her life and everything that is happening around her.
10. ruthdelacruz 
      A travel and lifestyle blog by Ruth dela Cruz who loves to write about her travels.
11. Living Beyond Style
      A blog by Nicole that talks about her personal style, reviews of various products, life experiences, travel destinations, restaurants, events and other trends.
12. Philippines Lifestyle News
      It provides the latest news, fearless views, travel, food, finance, lifestyle and more about the Philippines
13. CHIA
      Chia Samson’s blog about beauty, style, literature, and self-identity.
14. eLifestyle Manila
      A blog by 2 bloggers, Eli Villagonzalo and Raffy Pedrajita. They write about photography, events, models, a little about showbiz, food and restaurant review, a bit of tech and travel, enterprise news and more.
15. ISTARBLOG: Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
      Ronel Marin’s blog about Celebrity, Fashion, New Trends, Accessories, Jewelry and Great Finds.
16. Mom on Duty
      A family and  lifestyle blog by Kim Reyes where they share stories and lessons about joyful homemaking, family travel, and creating passive income.
17. Drowning Equilibriums
      A blog by Asia Ipac, a fashion stylist, lifestyle and travel blogger.
18. GirlandBoyThing
      A lifestyle and travel blog by Cristelle Torres where she writes about top travel destinations, best foods to eat, nice things to do and more.
19. Van Dewey Balao Blog
      In this blog, Fr. Van Dewey Balao writes about his reflections on life’s experiences, religious and spiritual readings, ideas, stories, reviews, recommendations, business decisions and opportunities.
20. Pinay Nomad
      A travel and fitness blog by Karla Thea where she shares her thoughts, travel adventures, fitness inspirations, and love of everything nice.
21. ARTSY FARTSY AVA
      A blog by Ava Nicole Te-Zabat where she shares her love for fashion, beauty, motherhood, the arts and all things that make her happy.
22. Will Explore Philippines
      In this blog, travel and lifestyle blogger, Will Garcia features and reviews different restaurants, local and international brands, travel destinations, hotels and anything within the more than 7,000 islands of the Philippines.
23. Julie Ann Lozada
      A personal blog created to share the blogger’s personal imagery, to tell stories, to share her heart and art with the world.
24. jenamaen.com
      A lifestyle blog by Jenamaen about her unique travel destinations, distinctive novels and other books she has read, beauty products she has tried, health and wellness, fashion tricks, and some quirky handcrafted stuffs.
25. Joy to the World!
      A blog about food, traveling and trying out skincare products
26. Eccentric Yet Happy
     A lifestyle blog by Christian Melanie Lee, a social media manager, web developer and Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines.

27. The Lifestyle Wanderer
      A blog about Patty’s latest personal discoveries on food, travel, clothes, lifestyle, tech and events.
28. Karen Meets World
      A lifestyle blog by Karen where she writes about her stories in exploring new places, and enjoying the everyday beauty of life.
29. The City Roamer
      A lifestyle and travel blog where Alwin shares his discoveries, experiences, and thoughts about travels, food, entertainment, technology, the latest lifestyle updates and topics that he believes are worth reading.
30. Middle Life is Beautiful
      A blog that aimed to inspire and empower women in the midlife. An avenue for midlife women to bond over their midlife experiences in their family, relationships, health, beauty, fashion and travels.
31. LifestyleBucket.com
      A Philippine lifestyle and travel blog managed by Rey Belen which is about the personal experiences on travel, culture, food, gadget, and things that the author encounters.
32. Pearl Margaret
      A blog where Pearl Margaret Ganzon-Alcantara shares her personal thoughts and words, art and lifestyle, and other helpful and interesting bits about some of the things she loves.
33. Chic Prose
      A lifestyle blog by Nikkah Sanchez where she writes her thoughts, and things beauty, lifestyle, and pop culture.
34. Cedrick Dejesus
      A blog where Cedrick talks about fashion, events, lifestyle, food, travel, and technology.
35. keiseeeinthecity
     In this blog, Katrina Enrera shares her love affair with Fashion, Food, Travel and anything that involves with it including a few D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) projects.
36. I Am The South Girl
      A blog named after Cherrybell being a girl from the Southern part of Luzon, Batangas. Here, she shares her reviews on different products.
37. Rachel Chua
      A minimalist lifestyle travel blog.
38. Hello I’m Frecelynne
      A blog about motherhood stories, ultimate guides to help first time moms, easy recipe ideas, product reviews and so much more.
39. Miss G Diaries
      A blog about food and beauty that aims to inspire girls, ladies, and women, one story at a time.
40. aM on the set
      A food and Travel blog.
41. thinathoughts
      This blog is about the author’s life, sentiments, travels and poetry. It also aims to influence others with good words.
42. Over Coffee Conversations
      A blog by Grace Ann Marciano where she talks about life, love, books, society, spirituality, travel, events and many more.
43. The Lifestyle Avenue
      A blog by Athena where she shares topics about events, food, travel, lifestyle and technology.
44. PattyLaurel.com
45. Joei & Me
      A blog by Joei where she writes about things she loves the most like exploring (Travel & Leisure), eating (Food & Drink), and shopping (Fashion & Beauty).

Congratulations to my fellow bloggers!
Write on!
This blog is ranked at #42.

Source: Top 50 Philippines Lifestyle Bloggers To Follow in 2019 (Last Updated Nov 20, 2019)                 https://blog.feedspot.com/philippines_lifestyle_bloggers/

Born Slippy by Tom Lutz: A Review

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