Beat the Heat with these Top Picks from S&R

This weather has got me looking for an air-conditioned space most of the time. I’m always inside malls. I leave the house to work elsewhere (it’s good that I co-work at Impact Hub in BGC), because turning on the aircon is becoming costly. I have looked for activities for Zeeka to do outside the house, so she won’t feel hot at home, too.

One of my favourite places to go to is S&R in BGC. S&R in BGC has it all, from good food. You can swing by and hangout while munching on their delicious pizza slices, calzone or (my favourite!) baked chicken rolls. They also have a featured dish every month and for this month, S&R brings you an overload of sweetness with their SMORES pizza!

For this month, in their store, they have amazing stuff that will help you beat the heat. Here are my top picks from S&R!

MAUI Stream Machine Water Cannon (Php 1199.95 now Php 1049.00)

Lloyd’s Spareribs 2Lbs with BBQ Sauce (Php 919 now Php 899.00)

Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Php 329 each now Php 249.00)

Mr. Coffee Thermal Bottle (Buy One Take One at Php 499.95)

Armada Sport 70 at 185G (Php 2439 with FREE VMV Hypoallergenic products)

Aside from these products from S&R that make me smile, I will share with you tips on how to stay cool this summer!

Tip #1: Keep yourself well hydrated. We run the risk of dehydration. I already know of a couple of kids who were admitted to the hospital because of dehydration. Bring a bottle of water every time. The insulated thermal bottle above from my top picks from S&R list can keep your water cool for hours.

Tip #2: Position your fan well. Face your fan out, rather than in your room. With this, your room will stay cooler!

Tip #3: Exercise to let the bad vibes out! I have notices that I am always in a bad mood, because of this heat. What I do to destress and relax is to exercise using breathable clothing. I always want to feel comfortable when I exercise. I usually get home at 6:00 pm, so I just change and go out for a run. Running at around 6:00 pm onwards is the perfect time for me, because at least it’s a bit cooler than the rest of the day.

Tip #4: At home, have an ice pack ready for use. If you feel hot, just grab the ice pack and use it!

Tip #5: Have different kinds of drinks of cold drinks available in your home and inside your ref to entice you to drink more. We have these different bottled drinks at home, which we all got from S&R Membership Club.

So these are a few tips that I personally attest to to beat the heat! Do you have any other tips that you would like to share? Or, do you like to add to my Top Picks from S&R list? Share it with me using #LoveSnR and #SnREveryday

On Bonding and Special Announcement on S&R Members Treat

My little one and I are in Singapore today. Apart from “working” in the morning yesterday, we had around 2 hours free time to go around the mall. I love spending time with Zeeka. Her wit amazes me. She doesn’t talk much most of the time, but when she talks, it surprises me that she can already comprehend a lot of things. Sometimes, I am amazed, too, at how huge her view of the world is already. The simple things that we don’t see, she notices.

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My husband and I have been feeling guilty these past couple of months, since we have been busy with our business. We haven’t spent as much time as we want with her. So this month, starting with this trip, we have decided to bring her to most of our work engagements out of town or out of the country.

I am thankful though, that we have little, simple moments that we share together with each other. We have blocked off moments where we all need to be present. One example is our monthly grocery shopping at S&R. We have been consistent in making this our “bonding” moment.

Here are some videos from our store visits from the past:

Speaking of S&R Membership Club, here is great news for the members! S&R Members will get five whole days of big value and even bigger savings, with Buy 1 Take 1 deals and price reductions of up to 50% off on lots and lots of S&R picks – from grocery staples like fresh produce, yummy baked goodies, and imported treats, to various gift items, housewares, towels and linens, and even select appliances.

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S&R currently has 12 branches: BGC (Taguig City), Aseana (Pasay City), Congressional (Quezon City), Alabang (Muntinlupa City), Shaw (Mandaluyong City), Cebu, Pampanga, Imus (Cavite), Nuvali (Laguna), Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.

Aside from low prices matched with a world-class shopping experience, another awesome perk for S&R members is POWER FUEL SAVERS, a partnership with Unioil, the pioneer of high-quality clean fuels in the country. Only on the dates of the S&R Members’ Treat from March 29, 2017 until April 02, 2017, fuel savings will get even bigger at Php 4.00 off per liter of gasoline or Php 3.00 off per liter of diesel at any of the 50 participating Unioil branches.

So will you make your S&R grocery shopping day your “bonding” day, too? 🙂 See you on March 29 then!

Plans for Summer

Have you noticed how the days have been? it’s been so hot that walking to a place just two blocks away would tempt us to book an Uber of Grab ride. Lately, the weather has successfully tempted me to stay indoors. I love summer, because the weather is a great excuse for sleeping and for me to be lazy. I have been too lazy to jog outside! But summer is supposed to encourage us to go out, have fun under the sun and just relax! So, what do you do? I personally make plans for summer! This summer, I plan to have a cool, sexy, sweet and fun summer!

Have a Cool Summer

Instead of turning on that AC, try making Ice Pops with your little one. This Cuisipro Ice Pop Molds (Php 449.95) is the perfect partner for such activity.

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My husband on the other hand is happy with his Ginger. Well, i’m not just talking about myself; He’s happy with his Shasta Ginger Ale (Php 75). And guess what, it’s Php 75 for 6 bottles of Ginger Ale.

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If you want to feel like you’re in the beach every single day, these two things can help you: Best Way Power Steel Rectangular Pool (Php 25,599.95) and the Ikea Beach Chair (Php 999.95) With these, you can sit on your Ikea beach chair for that perfect tan and cool down after inside the Best Way Power Steel Rectangular Pool. You can even use this Plush Neck Pillow when you want to relax!

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Have a Sexy Summer

If you’re too lazy to run (like me!), try to be healthy and sexy by eating the right kind of food. Here is a list of my favourite “healthy and sexy summer” munchies! All of these are available at &R Membership Shopping Club!

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Ritz Whole Wheat (Pho 150.00)

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Bai Antioxidant Infusion Costa Rica Clementine and Puna Coconut Pineapple

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Hollander Organic Bio Wild Apple and Organic Bio Black Currant (Php 129.95)

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The Daily Crave Veggie Chips (Php 349)

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Filchips Banana Chips (Php 249.95)

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Balconi Cereal (Php 139.00)

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Argo Portable Massage and Exercise Table

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Fratelli Beretta Turkey Breast Ham (Php 1384.00)

Have a Sweet Summer

For those who love sweets and want to enjoy eating this summer, I found some delicious options for you.

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M&M’s Dark Chocolate (Php 269.00) and M&M’s Almond Bag (Php 309)

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Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz (Php 249.95)

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Nutella Strawberry Dessert Pizza (Php 99 / Php 549)

Have a Fun Summer

Make the most out of this summer and make memories. Let’s all have fun! If you’re with your little one, you can have fun by pumping water inside these balloons.

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Zulu Buncho Balloons

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We also found this gigantic Teddy. This Giant Teddy (Php 10,499.95) will be your ultimate best friend this summer. We used to have a stuffed toy this big when my sister and I were still toddlers. We would sleep on it’s lap, rest our backs and read our favourite books, and play with it all afternoon!

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My daughter is learning how to write. We bought this Curver Monoblock Kids Table (Php 899.95) and Curver Mono block Kids Chair (Php 599.95). She now has her own area for practicing.

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If your child is learning how to swim, he/she will love the SEAC Flipper Goggles and Jr Cap (Php 499.95).
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If you love water games and playing in the pool, these products, the Best Way Inflate a Volley Pool (Php 1929.95) and Cooler Z Lazy River Float Tubes Twin Pack (Php 1399), will make you enjoy summer more!

I hope that my list helped you make plans for summer. I love planning, so for those moms like me, head on to the nearest S&R Membership Club.

Start the Year Right with these Top Picks from S&R

I had my first grocery trip this year to stock up on things that I usually buy last weekend. Aside from that, I looked for other products that would help me achieve my goals this year! Haha! Such a nerd right?! I know that other moms, like me, have this thing with groceries. We just love getting lost in; Wandering off makes us feel more relaxed. So to start the year right, I will share with you the different products that I found in S&R Membership Club.

Start the Year Fresh!

I remember that when I was little, my grandmother’s house, would have everything and anything you wanted.  I used to see piles and piles of soap in her shelf. I used to think that we pretty cool. Aside from having one at hand and ready to be distributed when my tita, tito, mom, dad, or anyone in the house would ask for one, it was also an instant air freshener for her room. I used to come in happy smelling the petal scent of these soap bars.

When I saw this, I had to get a pack. It’s actually on sale so you can get 6 bars for only Php 329.95. Plus, check out that huge shampoo bottle below! That huge Dove Shampoo container is only at Php 449.95. It could definitely last for a few months!
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Start the Year Fit!

I have been running almost daily since January 1. For those who are bent on keeping fit and staying active, you will realize that a lady can never have enough sports bras. And what kind will she need? Well, nothing but that best I say! These Under Armour Sports bras are only at Php 1895 each (from Php 2395, the original price). It comes in two colors, black and pick.

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During workouts, I always keep myself hydrated! The trick is to drink a little amount but frequently. I found this non-toxic plastic tumbler with ice cubes! It is double wall insulated so it keeps your water cold longer with no moisture outside. It won’t mess up your work table or even slip through your hands. This Rove Classic Tumbler is at Php 149.95 (from Php 299.95).

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Another cool thing that I saw was this Muscle Therapy Massage Foam Roller. After a strenuous workout, your body deserves some pampering! This cool contraption is at Php 599.95 (down from Php 799.95).

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Start the Year with Good Food!

This year, I’m going with my high protein diet again. Learned about this through Tim Ferriss’ book, 4 Hour Body. I think it’s really difficult to go through any kind of diet. It really takes a great deal of discipline and determination. I hope I have enough motivation to last me the rest of the year. For my high protein diet, I saw this box of Gorton’s Clams. It looks delicious! Guess what? This product is Buy 1 Take 1 for only 299.95! Great deal right?

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For those who are not like me (I still eat fried food =(…) and really strict with their diet, I suggest that you grab this Oster Indoor Grill for only Php 2499.95. I actually have this at home! I use it to cook fajitas — I love chicken and beef fajitas.

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This diet that I am doing REQUIRES me to go on “off” days or cheat days at least once a week. During that day, I can eat anything I want. Of course, I want to eat the very best! Check out what I bought for my “cheat” day!

The first one is cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. You can buy the Original Cheesecake Flavor for only Php 674.95 (down from 1149.95).

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But check this out! It’s The Cheesecake Factory Truffle Cheesecake Collection. Inside the box are these flavors that you can try: Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, White Chocolate Blueberry Truffle and White Chocolate Lemon Truffle. This box is sold for Php 1499.95. This looks super yummy! I’ll visit S&R Membership club this Friday to buy a new cake for me to enjoy over the weekend!

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If you are a fan of ice cream, check out this huge tub of Blue Ribbon Classics Chocolate Chip! Anyone want to hang out with us this weekend? Haha!

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Another favorite is obviously Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. We actually bought a pint already! Each pint is not at Php 229.95.

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Start the Year by Traveling

One of the things that I have realized last year was that I missed traveling! This year, I will start the year right by buying things that will inspire me to travel. If you don’t have a backpack, check out this Hedgren Backpack Yellow. It’s only Php 1699.95. It looks very durable. It also has a slot for your laptop and other things!

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That’s it! I hope you enjoyed going through these products with us! I know that you will have a grand time at S&R Membership Club. If you want to check out other deals, visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/snrmembershipshopping/?fref=ts They post new deals on their page!

Do you have any other tips on how to start the year right? Share them with me and use #LoveSnr #SnReveryday #MGFinds I’d love to hear what your favorite thing was at S&R!