And It Was Positive…

(TOP: U-shape open back top; Market Market/ SHORTS: Black Faux Leather Animal Prints Shorts; Forever 21/ SHOES: Ellie Metallic Espadrilles; Rubi/ SUNGLASSES: Vintage Oversized Frames; Christian Dior/ PURSE: Metallic Blue Clutch; Simply Vera Vera Wang)

I got challenged when my husband hinted that I couldn’t carry espadrilles and backpacks—he said it just wasn’t my thing, so for Christmas those were the exact things I had him buy me. Of course I wanted to prove him wrong, espadrilles were never my preference but I think I look fine in them. What do you think?

Simple Flat Lay of today’s #OOTD. 😀

Spot our Wedding Video by MVP that came in a few day’s ago, can’t wait to watch the entire thing with the mister.

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Btw, I just found out yesterday that I’m pregnant. Marco and I are going to have our own little family and I’m going to be a mommy! Exciting times ahead.

Funny story really…Marco was at work the entire day and I was supposed to get an ultrasound not for anything else but to check if everything in my “system” was okay. Something urged me to not do the ultrasound and buy a pregnancy test instead, I don’t know what it was I guess it was my woman’s instincts bothering me, so I did. I figured if I buy this test and it comes out positive then I don’t have to do the ultrasound anymore because clearly my “system” is working perfectly fine and it’ll save us some money.

I tested and the first line was distinct, the second line was barely there and so I thought “that’s another negative”, I put it back inside the box then inside the brown paper bag and tossed it in the trash. But I was still uneasy and I knew I wasn’t imagining the second line being barely there so I googled it. Yes, Google is very useful in times like these and I checked pictures of positive pregnancy tests and some of their tests looked just like mine, I would later find out from my husband that the reason why the second line was faded was because the Hcg levels weren’t high enough for the test to detect it but it did detect the little of what was there and so it was still faded. You could picture what happened next…I went through my trash, pulled out the brown paper bag, took out the box, re-opened it and there it was the second line more distinct than before. I was pregnant!

And here it is…

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Marco a few days prior to this would tease me a lot, he’d rub my tummy and say “hellooooo and welcome” like how Jason Segel in the comedy Sex Tape said it. He came home from work around 10 pm that night and I welcomed him with my version of “hellooooo and welcome” while waving the test in the air. He said “what’s that?” but he was already smiling, I gave the test to him and asked him “that’s a positive, right?” He saw both lines and smiled.

Today we’re going to the lab to confirm the pregnancy with blood work.  (that too would come out positive)

P.S: Hopefully I won’t be too insecure to post pregnant ootds after this. Haha.

~Rhea

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Chateau Hestia

Chateau Hestia,a small hidden garden restaurant nestled in Cavite was where my husband decided to bring me for our Valentines date and the ambiance that night was perfect— just a mixture of quaint and romantic all rolled up into one. Shout out to Jiro for telling Marco to take me here (haha, he told me he asked advise from you).

Had to change into flats, it was really slippery heading to the main dining place since it started raining

Marco reserved a place for us outside with the night sky ambiance while having dinner but it was raining that day so we ended up having dinner inside which turned out to be such a wonderful experience.

The set menu for the night but we were feeling quite adventurous and opted for our own picks from the menu

I just love dating this guy. I’d date him for the rest of my life…haha

The start of our romantic night, candle lit path.

Even the lighting inside was quite romantic.teehee

Yep, we were early birds. No one was there yet.

Something I have to get used to being married to Marco….people constantly messing up our last name. I’ve had Mendez, Mendoza but never a Mendoxa, I’d have to say that this is a first. We were Mr. and Mrs. Marco Mendoxa for the night.

Just outside the loo… I doubt you’ll ever get confused.

A little nook of random things and such

Here’s the set-up downstairs

It’s all in the details

The receiving area downstairs just outside the deli

An alcoholic’s logic..haha

Handpicking wine for dinner

For the love of cheese…

Marco did the handpicking of the cheese

Mr. and Mrs. Marco Mendoxa… I mean Mendezona. haha

They were handing out Hanuta hazelnut chocolate to the women before leaving the place. A good treat to end the night.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines celebration!

~Rhea

My PUN-ny Valentine ❤

❤ Happy Hearts Day, Everyone!!! ❤

Here’s a short post just to show y’all how my last minute DIY gift for my husband turned out. To those who know Marco, we know how much he loves to be “Pun-ny” (or corny for that matter) and I figured since the best way to Marco’s heart is really through his stomach, food puns would be the best way to pay him back for all those corny “hirits” in the past. I wasn’t too happy with the way it looked since I am a bit particular when it comes to aesthetics but to come up with this within 10 hours or less is pretty impressive considering that I had to make up the rest of the puns. Forgive the cheesiness.

Thanks to eighteen25 for the inspiration and some of the free printables on your website. You saved the day! The rest I had to do hurriedly through power point, so they weren’t as pretty.

Details about our Valentines celebration coming soon—-for now, I have to date my husband. It’s our first Valentines as Mr. and Mrs. Marco Mendezona.

His PUN-ny package

Catch y’all later! Hope you enjoyed. Haha. Mwah! ❤

~Rhea

It wasn’t NIU, It was Me.

This was probably my 2nd visit to SM Aura’s NIU by Vikings and with no fail I would feel sick right after. During the first visit, I thought it was the lamb I ate but Marco seemed perfectly fine so maybe it was something else. The vomiting in the middle of the night was mad and I thought I got food poisoned so explain to me why I was hopping from one buffet table to the other, when we went for Mikel’s birthday dinner. I was extra cautious because I still couldn’t determine what had happen the last time. Right after dessert, there it was again the feeling of nausea but this time milder. This time around I was convinced that it was the mixture of food smells that had caused it, thank God I was fine when we left Niu.

A few days later Marco and I would find out that I was pregnant and that alone would explain it all….It wasn’t NIU, it was me. Pun intended. haha.

A simple quiet dinner for Mikel’s birthday on a Tuesday night at Niu by Vikings.

Mikel and the obligatory birthday cake shot

Still goofing around. Happy Birthday Mikel!!!!

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Niu Ambiance

Pilica and I at Uniqlo after the dinner. Yeah, we wanted these hats.

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What I Wore:

(TOP: sheer blouse; Cotton On/ BOTTOM: tartan plaid leggings; from 168, P100/ SHOES: wedges; Qupid/ SUNGLASSES: Sunnies/ EARRINGS: art deco earrings; F21/ BRACELET: white faux leather with gold cuff; Terranova/ WATCH: gold; New York & Company; RING: druzzy; Minted Jewelry)

~Rhea

 

One With Nature

(DRESS: Wet Seal/ HAT: Icing/ SANDALS: braided thongs; American Eagle Outfitters/ PURSE: Coach / SUNGLASSES: Sunnies/ NECKLACE: vintage from Roxi)

Funny how today’s outfit blended well with abuelita’s garden, camouflaging much? I had to snap quick photos before heading out with the hubby to run some errands.

Todays obvious color choices: Shades of Browns, Black and a little bit of the Greens.

Matching purses with my mom’s white one. She gave this to me right before I left for the Philippines to get married.

Lifesaving sandals when I broke the pair I was wearing in LA, they’re currently my favorites.

~Rhea