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.
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.
I won Cudsly cash in the raffle and immediately used it two days after!
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.
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.
I was a great afternoon of inspiring conversations and celebrating blissful living. Martine also gave us a Bliss Box filled with her favorite things!
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!
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
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!