Hi, I’m Maricel and welcome to my blog!

My blog is a profusion of my journey to mommyhood, bits and pieces of  everything I love, and all things that inspire me.

In 2011, I gave birth to my first child Maia, a special needs child with a seizure disorder. She taught us about unconditional love, patience and the importance of togetherness.  In 2016,  baby Ivor was born, and in 2018 we welcomed our third child, Zeva.

We are looking forward for a wonderful life of faith, love, hope and simplicity.

We are based in Manila, renting a small apartment in Taguig. One of my dreams is to have our own house someday, God-willing.

I hope you enjoy & thanks for dropping by!




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  1. Hello Marice! I have been reading your blog for awhile and now am a follower. I love your style! And, as a newer blogger, I would like to nominate you to join the “Sisterhood of World Bloggers” (it’s really not much of a nomination but you can put a snazzy little button on your blog now that you’ve been nominated!) 😉 Visit my post at http://peoniesnmint.com/2015/08/11/thank-you-for-the-nomination-v-3/ where I tagged you, follow the rules, and welcome to the “club”. Can’t wait to read more of your wonderings in the future!

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  2. Thank you for liking the post Super Moon II on my blog hikinghog.wordpress.com. I wandered through your blog and liked a couple things. You have a wonderful blog. Keep up the good work.



  3. Thank you for liking my post “Roses and Thorns” at atrivialmindatwork.com. I invite you to come back and see some of my other posts too. I share your vision for a beautiful life – too many Americans are depressed. That is sad.

    Your pictures are very good. I will be following.


  4. Hi, Thanks for visiting and liking my blog. You have a beautiful blog and family! Cheers, Mrs. J


  5. ~Photocrossing project~

    Dear cel,

    My name is Christa, I’m the Dutch author of the blog http://www.lilycatherine.wordpress.com. On my tiny part of the world wide web I share everything I love concerning photography, music and lifestyle.

    “Altering life by holding it still”

    Right now I’m working on this project called Photocrossing. The project found its origin in pure curiosity for the rest of this world. I honestly believe that every place on this planet has its own beauty. Sometimes we tend to forget about it however, since unique environments become normal for its inhabitants over time.

    “Exploring this world photo by photo”

    The idea behind this project is that we start to appreciate our own environment, by sharing the most beautiful or interesting photographs we have of it. We are hundreds of kilometers away from each other, it’s a whole different world! Two bloggers take a photograph in their own environment, after which they exchange these photographs in order to explore the world bit by bit. (You could also join with a photograph taken at a place you really love, it doesn’t have to be close to your home!) These photographs could be taken at any place. Whether you’d like to show me your garden, the road you travel every day, a city, or that beautiful sunset photograph taken a few miles away; anything is possible as long as the photograph defines your environment! After this we post each other’s photograph together with a brief description of the photo as well as the project.

    I’ve been following your blog for some time now and I’d love to work with you on this project! Let me know whether you’re interested, I can’t wait to exchange photographs!

    Kind Regards,

    contact me by email:


    1. Hi Christa, thanks for the like! I think your blog is great (and you and your daughter are absolutely precious!). It would be perfect to post on our site Upficial, which is a free platform for people like you to get recognized. We value what you do and we think many others would appreciate it too.

      We just launched our private beta and we invite you to be one of the first to join. Have a look, create a profile and tell us your honest opinons of how we can make the experience better for you: http://www.upficial.com

      Looking forward to following you!


      1. I am very jealous – I hope my own children are so adorable! But judging from your Blog she is also very lucky to have such a thoughtful Mum as you – I hope I can be as dedicated when I eventually have children!


  6. Hi Mariquia,

    thanks for dropping by my blog and liking the post on lifestyle. Nice blog, I like your pictures, particularly the ones of plants.

    Best regards



  7. Hi Maricel,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the like. I’m glad to meet another Filipina in cyberspace.

    You have a lovely child and blog. Hope to see more of it soon.

    Wishing you all the best and blessings, too.



  8. Hi Maricel! I have been following you blog for quite some time and I have been fascinated with your stories and pictures especially of your little Maia. Well, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. I hope this will be a wonderful news for you. To see more about the award and this nomination, please visit my post at http://smartntrendymom.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/liebster-blog-award-the-first-award-for-my-blog/
    Congratulations and all the best to you!


  9. So glad you stopped by my blog and liked my post! You have an adorable little girl, and your photographs are very good! I look forward to catching more of your posts!


  10. Hello, nice to know you. Thank you for dropping by on my-daughters blog kaylakarunya.wordpress.com. Really love to follow this blog.


  11. Hello. I just stopped by to thank you for liking my recent post, “If Looks Could Kill.” It always gives me a lift. So, thank you. 🙂


  12. Hello Mariqia,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I’m so glad you did – it led me to your amazing site! Thanks for the “like” on my “Creative Ways to Announce Your Baby’s Birth.” I hope that we can possibly work together in future.

    Take Care!



  13. hi.. thank you for visiting my blog,. and i am your new follower.. i enjoyed reading your blog and you have a cute theme also.. 🙂 hope to have friends with you here.. :))


  14. Thanks so much for visiting my blog this morning and liking “Cheer”. You have a nice blog! Glad I found it through your visit to mine. Enjoy your day and please stop by again soon!


  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your photos reflect a style similar to my own and things I really like. Your blog is really a nice design and I hope to eventually get mine developed further—I’m really not tech savvy! All the best to you.


  16. Thanks for dropping by my blog! 😀 I’m happy to meat new people in the blogosphere! Keep in touch!




  17. hi there 🙂 thanks for visiting my blog 🙂 will lurk here for a while and check out your photos. they are lovely 🙂


  18. Hi Mariqia,

    thanks for visiting my Blog and your comments. You leave a question what camera i use. Well, it’s a Samsung GX10 DSLR.


  19. I have enjoyed my time spent here looking at your beautiful photography and the glimpses from what you have shared. I am looking forward to returning to see more. 🙂


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