Charmed Life of a Mrs

I finally have a Pandora bracelet!!!

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The cutest gift the Hubby’s ever given me–a Japanese Doll charm! It came with a bracelet, . Each symbol’s meaningful to me so I’m grateful he chose these charms.

I have started my love for Pandora charms in 2012 and it all started with a Camera charm. Since then, it has been my dream to own a Pandora bracelet and to slowly and carefully collect charms. My goal is to have a bracelet that will hold my life’s charmed moments, milestones and cherished memories. And so I waited for the right time to have one. It finally did, when the Husband finally thought of getting me a bracelet for my birthday.

The bracelet came with a Flower Burst Clip & a Heart Charm Clip embedded with Cubiz Zirconia (which matches my Pandora ring, something I bought for myself last year). The best part was that it also came with a Japanese Doll which was very cute! All charms were meaningful me. The flower for my love of Spring, the heart to remind to me to always surround myself with the people I love and a Japanese Doll because our Japan travel last year was life-changing.

I’m not in hurry to fill up my bracelet with charms but it’s exciting to think of possible charms that I can add to it.

I’ve experienced the sweetest birthday month this year and it’s all because the Husband made sure that every week of January, I get to enjoy a slice of cake. The cakes he got me were not fancy but just very thoughtful because he made sure they were cakes I enjoy eating.

On a different perspective, I see the sweetness of each cake pertain to the sweetness of my life then, now and in future. I feel very blessed to come to my 38th year with  lots of love, happiness and peace in my heart. I’m so grateful…so so grateful of the life I live, the special people close to me and the moments I spend with them. The past two years, I have gone thru a downsizing of sorts. It’s a process of knowing myself more and letting go of certain parts of my life. It was painful and took a lot of humility and acceptance, but liberating in the end. To be free of things that make me an unproductive and superficial person was the best gift of that painful journey. I pray that God will continue to guide me in this path I’ve chosen.

Anyway, back to my cakes. Every weekend the Husband got me a cake and I get to eat it on Saturday afternoons with coffee that he made.

Hokkaido Cheesecake (Mini) on the first weekend of January. It’s a cake that I frequently buy from Breadtop because it’s the perfect size for my Husband and I to share. I love its lightness and sweetness. Goes well with tea and coffee.

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Just taking a minute to be grateful for a Husband who supports my love for the Creative Life.

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I’m a trying-hard-at-being-creative person. I wasn’t born gifted with hands that can draw or skills that can create beautiful things. I worked extra hard at being creative as it didn’t come naturally to me.  But I have always loved creating things, whether it is in art or writing. I used to create scrapbooks before; have always loved taking photographs and writing journals.  I have always appreciated the work the comes in art and literature.

Having met the Husband, he nurtured my skill in photography and drawing. He exposed me to art by taking me to exhibitions. He’s gifted me with cameras that will help me take photographs and continually coaches me in using them. Over time, I have developed a little skill at writing my thoughts thru my blog and learning from authors and bloggers I admire. The Husband also takes part in my blog life by developing a site for me and  making me understand the technicalities of a website.

Being with the Husband has opened my eyes to a life of creativity…of seeing the world differently thru my eyes and being able to create something that fulfills me.

The Husband turned 35 two weeks ago and I made sure he’s had a fun September. He’s not fond of making a fuss about his birthday but I made a bit of effort in making his month festive by doing little things here and there. I like seeing his face lit up whenever I surprise him with the things he love and enjoy.

Chris' 35th