I am a proud Blissmaker! (Bliss Makerie 2014)

Early this year, my good friend and business partner, Martine de Luna, asked me to be part of her team for MakeitBlissful.com. She told me about her plans of changing her website, DaintyMom.com and re-branding it into this site where women could share stories of BLISS. This group of ladies that she asked would be her ‘bliss-makers’, constantly highlighting the little memorable things that make one’s life happier. These are the things that make our ordinary lives extra-ordinary.

Yours truly, Ginger Arboleda (@mommyginj) with my good friend, Martine De Luna (@makeitblissful)

Yours truly, Ginger Arboleda (@mommyginj) with my good friend, Martine De Luna (@makeitblissful)

Well, when she ‘recruited’ me (haha! sounds like a sorority!), I immediately said yes and it was not because I gave in to peer pressure. Nor was it because Martine was a friend and I couldn’t say ‘no’. Martine has this gift of sharing stories and she does it in a way that is so inspiring! At that time, I was thinking of the goal of helping people find bliss, even in their professional, entrepreneurial and work life. As technical and as straight-forward as that aspect of life may seem, we could always find BLISS there. My main mission in life is really to help entrepreneurs make turn their dreams into reality and I knew that if I joined Martine’s team, we could help all of these people (aspiring entrepreneurs, work at home individuals and even office workers and professionals) live their lives to the fullest.

Fast forward to today, it has almost been one year and I’m very happy for Martine and of course, the rest of the team for what we have accomplished. MakeitBlissful.com is such an inspiring site and I love reading the articles there of my fellow Blissmakers.

Recently, Martine threw a party called the Bliss Makerie 2014 for all of her clients, sponsors, collaborators, partners and fellow bliss-makers. It was held at Scarsdale at S&R Shaw Boulevard. The invite was so ‘Martine’ and so blissful. She told us to come in rustic chic attire. I wish you could have seen the behind the scenes conversation of the MakeitBlissful.com team. Everyone was scrambling and asking Martine for pegs. We all wanted to come and look our best for the event. That was how excited we were (haha! Gigil for parties!).

When I arrived, I was so amazed at how Constance Event Styling decorated the place. It definitely exuded BLISS and dainty-ness.

Wonderful table set-up by Constance Event Styling

Wonderful table set-up by Constance Event Styling

Look! It's my Name!

Look! It’s my Name!

Yummy treats from Scarsdale!

Yummy treats from Scarsdale!

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Just had to have a Latte! Wonderful!

Just had to have a Latte! Wonderful!

Lovely raffle prizes from Elin, Brown Belly resort and leisure wear, Sitting Pretty Crafts Studio magnet boards, make-up from Happy Skin, Sunday Paper notebooks, “Cudsly cash” from Cudsly and a lovely weekend getaway from Taal Vista Hotel

Lovely raffle prizes from Elin, Brown Belly resort and leisure wear, Sitting Pretty Crafts Studio magnet boards, make-up from Happy Skin, Sunday Paper notebooks, “Cudsly cash” from Cudsly and a weekend getaway from Taal Vista Hotel

I won Cudsly cash in the raffle and immediately used it two days after!

I won Cudsly Cash!

I won Cudsly Cash which I already redeemed!

The afternoon was just an informal gathering. It was nice to meet other blissmakers! It was nice catching up with friends that I haven’t seen for the longest time. It was awesome to discuss collaborations and possible tie-ups for 2015 with people I have just met. It was great seeing the people who I follow online and actually meet them finally in person.

Martine welcomed all of us to the event

Martine welcomed all of us to the event

Frances of MommyTopaz.com, Martine of MakeitBlissful.com, Ginger of MommyGinger.com and Rica of RicaPeralejo.ph

Frances of MommyTopaz.com, Martine of MakeitBlissful.com, Ginger of MommyGinger.com and Rica of RicaPeralejo.ph

Blissmaker Martine of MakeitBlissful.com, Mompreneur Ginger of Mommyginger.com and Beauty Minister Frances of MommyTopaz.com ---My bestest friends in the industry!

Blissmaker Martine of MakeitBlissful.com, Mompreneur Ginger of Mommyginger.com and Beauty Minister Frances of MommyTopaz.com —My bestest friends in the industry!

Me with the lovely Paula Peralejo - Fernandez of PaulatheExplorer.com It was nice to see you again after so many years!

Me with the lovely Paula Peralejo – Fernandez of PaulatheExplorer.com It was nice to see you again after so many years!

Me with Maricel and Van of Shed Mom Blog

Me with Carmel of pinkmyride.com and Van of Shed Mom Blog

Me and my good friend, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo (entrepreneur behind Happyskin.ph) Love this girl!

Me and my good and super cool friend, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo (entrepreneur behind Happyskin.ph) Love this girl!

Lovely Blissmakers: Vanessa of Shedmom, AJ of Sunday Paper Co., Maricel of A Sweet Cottage, Martine of Make it Blissful, Chrissy of Changing Nappies in High Heels, Peachy of Peachy.ph and Ginger (yours truly) of MommyGinger.com

Lovely Blissmakers: Vanessa of Shedmom, AJ of Sunday Paper Co., Maricel of A Sweet Cottage, Martine of Make it Blissful, Chrissy of Changing Nappies in High Heels, Peachy of Peachy.ph and Ginger (yours truly) of MommyGinger.com

My wonderful friend, Louise of MommyPracticality.com. We're cooking up something for 2015! #collaboration haha!

My wonderful friend, Louise of MommyPracticality.com. We’re cooking up something for 2015! #collaboration haha!

One of my favorite bloggers, Patty Laurel - Filart. It was nice to meet this refreshing lady! (pattylaurel.com)

One of my favorite bloggers, Patty Laurel – Filart. It was nice to meet this refreshing lady! (pattylaurel.com)

My good friend, Peachy from Peachy.ph

My good friend, Peachy from Peachy.ph

It was a simple yet lovely affair. We also had a croughnut contest and the winner took home a trip to Taal Vista! I created my own croughnut and called it Ginger Spice! haha! It was a croughnut topped with dark chocolate with Baileys. It also had caramel popcorn with almonds on top. This was my creation.

My creation called Ginger Spice!

My creation called Ginger Spice!

Ladies creating their own Croughnuts

Ladies creating their own Croughnuts

Denise of Bebengisms.com creating her own Scarsdale Croughnut

Denise of Bebengisms.com creating her own Scarsdale Croughnut

I was a great afternoon of inspiring conversations and celebrating blissful living. Martine also gave us a Bliss Box filled with her favorite things!

The Bliss Box!

The Bliss Box!

I super love the polka dot box from Print Cafe. Each one of us received product from Yosi Samra Philippines, Heima, Zoya, A Vanilla Story, The Vanilla Company, Cutieverse, Casa La Armonia, Craftsmith, Nica Cosio and Philosophy.

I am so glad that I am a blissmaker! I’m looking forward to contributing more stories in 2015 at MakeitBlissful.com. Join us as we strive to achieve BLISS everyday!

The BLISSMAKERS!

The BLISSMAKERS!

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Comments

  1. You are so pretty and so sexy!!! *woot-woot*

    I’m happy to be part of the this wonderful event, happy to have been blessed with you and coach Marts… and most of all, happy to be a bliss maker! It’s true, there’s a rainbow after every storm — if not for me feeling “lost” at the start of 2014, I wouldn’t have met two wonderful ladies. That state of confusion led me to you! And I wouldn’t have been blessed with such a wonderful friend and soon-to-be business mentor -you! I love you mommy Ginj! I thank God for you and Marts! 🙂

    • Hi Peachy! 🙂 haha! You’re so funny! 🙂 Awww, na-touch naman ako with those kind words. I am so happy (and I know Martine is, too!) to have met you. Let’s work on your business next year! 🙂 Love lots… Ginger

  2. Huhuhu!! Thank you, Ginger!! I love working with you for our workshops because you are one lady that makes things happen. I am so blessed by your business genius and insights into the world of startups and small biz. Can’t wait for our collabs in 2015, and another year of friendship and fun! Thank you for being a true Blissmaker! Hugs!

    • Hi Marts! 🙂 Awww, thank you so much! 🙂 I have a lot of respect for you and I am always inspired when we have our little discussions. Thanks for always being there for me and for being a true friend. Thanks for all the support. You know that I’ll always be here for you!

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