My Blog’s 3rd Anniversary Giveaway!

How fast time flies. SUGAR & SPICE  just turned 3 yesterday! m/

When I started my blog 3 years ago, it was just a personal diary of sorts for the kids to look back on as the years pass swiftly by. I love taking pictures & capturing “kodak” moments of our adventures & misadventures -memories that will last them a lifetime, but I didn’t have the patience (or the skill) to scrapbook. So the next best thing was to upload photos online.

I first posted albums on facebook which included funny captions here & there (OKAY! Long captions on every picture!). My FB friends actually enjoyed the captions more than the photos, lels, so I thought hmmmnnn.. I may just have a future in blogging! I really am a talker anyway. :P

Fast forward to now, where I only had 3 readers back in 2012, I now have more than 10 at least hehe! ;) So thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read about my family, our lives. Thank you for the comments, the emails, the friendship you have extended. Never in my dreams have I ever thought that people other than my kids would actually read my blog. And here we are.. Top 10 in the Home & Living category in 3 years. We’ve certainly come a long way, mainly because of you, my dear readers! <3

Happy Anniversary to US. This is where our friendship started!

Thank you so much CHINIE DIAZ of FAB AFTER FORTY for this beautiful, special, wonderful drawing. I am BEYOND touched that you made a doodle especially for me! <3
I was happy to have accidentally found Chinie’s blog a while back. Being the same age, I could relate to most of her thoughts & feelings.
She’s also one tough warrior, having beaten the big C. She’s one person I truly admire & look up to.

Thank you so much RICA DE JESUS of HEART-2-HEART for this lovely greeting! <3
Rica’s blog is one of my oldest & dearest favorites. I love how so unassuming & down to earth she is, given her stature & status.
I also like how she’s also so family-oriented, and would do just about anything for her loved ones.

And a pahabol christmas message too!
My yahoo account was acting up & I didn’t receive Rica’s email last christmas, so I’m posting it here along with her anniversary greeting. :)

I didn’t have to ask Daphne Paez twice for a message.
She readily gave me a reply & a fan sign to boot.
I really thought she was going to be a snob, but she was the exact opposite.
She was so warm & friendly. I love her even more now than I did before.
I read her blog because I like the homes & designs that she features.

Speaking of warm & friendly, I was simply blown away when GRACE BARBERS-BAJA replied to me.
Who doesn’t know THE SPOILED MUMMY & the lavish and classy parties she throws for her family & friends. <3
She puts the word “SPOILED” in a good light.
Who says mommies like us can’t have our cake & eat it too? ;)

As a small token of my BIG appreciation to you my ever dearest readers, I am giving away one (1) brand new, genuine Coach 19282 Black Patent Leather Hobo Shoulder Tote valued at over 10k. (open to provincial & international residents as well!)

  • Color: Black
  • High quality black signature patent leather
  • Zip top closure
  • Leather and silver hangtags with Coach logo
  • Coach logo plate on front of bag
  • Shoulder strap/detachable crossbody strap
  • Interior lined in a rich satin fabric
  • Interior zip pocket, two slip pockets
  • Approximate measurements 11″(L) 14″(H) 4.5″(W)
  • Coach care card included
  • Approximate Dimensions : L 13 ” x H 11 ” x W 4.5″
  • 100% Authentic Guaranteed

CLICK HERE  to join the contest.

I will announce the winner on February 20, thursday, MY BIRTHDAY!!! m/ Good luck & thank you over & over again for making me feel so loved & special! :-*

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  • Reply Michelle Melo (@michymichymoo)

    Happy Anniversary and Advance Happy Birthday, Mama Bear! I miss you! Hope to see you again soon! :)

    February 6, 2014 at 8:07 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Miss you too baby beary see you soon, hopefully. Mwah mwah!! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 8:38 am
  • Reply Ariane (@arianapiza)

    Happy Anniversary, Ms. Jane! I’ve been a silent reader for a while now. Stumbled upon your blog when I was looking for buffet reviews! :D Believe it or not, I back read ALL of your entries, two days straight! I’d probably be starstruck when I see you around the town (I’m a southie, too!), so don’t be surprised when you a fan girl comes up to you for a photo op one day.

    Cheers to more years of blogging!

    February 6, 2014 at 8:18 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hi Arianne! :) Wow I’m so flattered. Thank you so much. <3 I would love to meet you. Please, do call out when you see me. Mwah! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Paper Treats .

    Happy 3rd to my 8:00 habit! :)

    February 6, 2014 at 8:19 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you Trisha we go waaaaaay back. Thank you for the support you continue to give me!! <3

      February 6, 2014 at 8:38 am
  • Reply Donne Tañada

    Hi Ms. Jane, Happy Anniversary! I’m one of those ‘more than 10’ avid readers of your blog =)… It’s my daily habit while pretending to be busy in the office, haha! Looking forward to more years of cool and fun posts and photos of your cool family.. Cheers!!!

    February 6, 2014 at 8:40 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      hahaha lagot tayo niyan! Maba-ban si sugar & spice sa office, lels. ;)) Thank you so much Donna you don’t know just how much I appreciate your support! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 9:55 am
  • Reply MED (@Dandasha_8D)

    Three years already?!? How time flies! Happy anniversary, dearest Jane! May you continue to touch the hearts of your readers and put a big smile on their faces as well! I luv, luv, luv you to the moon and back!

    February 6, 2014 at 8:45 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you so much my dearest meding for the love, friendship & support. I always look forwar to readinf your daily comments which puts a smile on my face. Mwah mwah love you to the moon & back as well! <3

      February 6, 2014 at 9:57 am
  • Reply eileenjoy13

    Happy 3rd Anniversary, dear Sugar and Spice! Looking forward to many more of your blogs– my daily dose of medicine! :)

    February 6, 2014 at 9:09 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you Eileen i’m so blessed to have friends like you who are so loving & supportive. Mwah mwah!! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Millicent Joy (Mills)

    ~ happy anniversary to the first blog name i look for when I open my email everyday! :) May God bless you with more years of good health, love, happiness and good vibes that you share with us readers! and I am still hoping for the day I’ll have a picture with you! :)

    February 6, 2014 at 9:18 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Wow I’m so touched & flattered! <3 Thank you so much Mills for making sugar & spice a daily habit. Hope to meet you soon. Mwah! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 10:01 am
  • Reply choco chips

      Happy Anniversary Sugar & Spice!   Ms. Jane, I am so thrilled to know that you and my lola share the same birthdate.  Wala lang po, feeling may konek lang. hahahaha!  I am a lola’s girl kasi so i got excited that Feb 20 din ang birthday mo :) and parehas po kayong generous.   Im just sneaking some time at work while writing this…bye na po muna cos my boss will be wondering while i am smiling while typing hahaha!!   Have a fab day!     Eteng


    February 6, 2014 at 9:27 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      hi Eteng! :) you made me laugh out loud! thank you so much for your support. And pls greet your lola an advance happy birthday for me. Maybshe have many more happy & healthy years ahead. Mwah! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 10:02 am
  • Reply ewok1993

    WOW, happy 3rd anniversary. I’ll greet you on your personal anniversary when the day comes. Thank you for all the entertainment. You and this blog are a habit that’s difficult to break.

    February 6, 2014 at 9:36 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      oh Maria. You just don’t know how much your daily comments mean to me. I look forward to reading them every single day. I’m so thankful for our feiendship which has formed through the years. I will always be grateful for the gift of you. <3

      PS- Sent you an email :)

      February 6, 2014 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Joanna Ty

    Happy Anniversary Ms. Jane :) ang bongga ng anniversary :) I really enjoy what you share on your blog. Am so happy to for you and excited too for bigger and brighter posts to come. :) Hope to bump into you one day.. :) picture moment.. also..i’m waiting for Kapitan to guest blog. kelan kaya yun? :)

    February 6, 2014 at 10:42 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      hahaha Kap can not guest blog. Nosebleed moment! ;)) thank you so much joanna your faith in me means a lot! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Erika Joy

    Happy Anniversary and advance happy birthday mother Jane! Thank you for the friendship and for being nice to me. Kahit nasa malayo ako,pag gising ko ng 4am (11am dyan) eto agad binabasa ko. Kahit nasaan man ako binabasa ko pa din to! Keep it up mother! Ang bongga ng bag! I like! Hope to see you pag balik ko! Love yah!


    February 6, 2014 at 11:01 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hope everything is going well on your end Erika! thank you for continuing to support me even though you’re so very far away na. Oh yes, date tayo as aoon as you get back. Pls keep safe. Mwah! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 11:14 am
  • Reply MrsMartinez 邱碧玉 (@xoxoMrsMartinez)

    Hello Jane

    You have come a long way! Congratulations and advance Happy birthday! At ang bongga ng giveaway ha ; )


    February 6, 2014 at 11:20 am
  • Reply elaine hingpit (@elainedprof)

    Happy anniversary and advance happy birthday to the ambassador of Good Vibes! Thank you po for being my stress reliever. hehehe. Very happy na I stumbled upon your blog last year and got really hooked by it since then.

    February 6, 2014 at 11:21 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Yay! <3 thank you so much Elaine! You have made me happy! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Didi T

    Happy Happy Anniversary Jane!! :)
    Wishing you MORE love on the blog and in the real world! :)

    Thank you for everything!! :)

    Love you forever, Didi

    February 6, 2014 at 11:23 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      love you forever didi thank you mwah mwah!! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 11:54 am
  • Reply frannywanny frannywanny

    Happy Anniversary Jane!!!

    from your biggest fans in Singapore,
    Fran & Paul

    February 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      I love you franny you are the one who got me here thank you so much for always supporting me!! Love you so much mwah mwah!!! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Astorga

    You are my sunshine .Thank you for making my day with a smile. I love love you ,Miss Jane. Happy more years of blogging … And a Blessed Birthday to you .. Big hugs and kisses mwah mwah (^v^)

    February 6, 2014 at 12:47 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Awwwww! Thank you for making me your sunshine, Marilyn. How very sweet! <3 Love you too & hope to meet you soon. Thank you for this beautiful, heart-warming comment! :-*

      February 7, 2014 at 8:40 am
  • Reply january

    happy anniv to SSEN & advance happy birthday! way to go jane, you deserve all the blessings because you are a blessing to everyone. more blogging years to come :)

    February 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you Elna! <3 You're one of the very few people who has been with me from the start. Know that I appreciate you. Thank you for your friendship! :-*

      February 8, 2014 at 9:23 am
      • Reply Sugar and Spice

        Yes. Ang daming restos nagkalat in BF every day seems like a new day for new food experience haha.

        February 10, 2014 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Mayette Fernando Capacion-Abella

    Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday po! discovered your blog a week ago, at nakapag backread na ako ng bonggang-bonga!!! I love this blog, araw araw ako bumibisita, at ang cute ng family mo. Keep it up po! and CONGRATS!!!

    February 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you so much Mayette!! :) I’m glad you found me!! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Jeng del Rosario

    WOW!!!! 3 years!!!!!!!! … first off.. happy birthday mama bear!!!!!!! And also congrats and happy blogaversary. I mean anniversary! Hehehehehe !! More awesome posts to come!!! definitely love to read em up!! Super funny and adorable!! As in!!! :D :D :D

    February 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you so much babybear! Ikaw din malapit na yata diba? Mwah! :-*

      February 7, 2014 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Jacqueline Uy

    Been lurking for quite some time here and on your instagram too :) Happy bloggniversary Ms. Jane! Your posts have always been a part of my breakfast before starting my day at work. Such an ideal family you have :)

    More power!


    February 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Wow thank you so much jackie! :) I’m so lucky talaga to have nice & supportive readers. Hope to meet you soon!! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Kathi Rañeses

    Happy birthday, sweet Jane! And happy blog anniversary! <3

    February 6, 2014 at 5:53 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you kathiiiiii!! :) I hope to meet you & jericho sooooon. DOUBLE DATE!! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei (@animetric)

    Congratulations Jane! You deserve all the blog success in the world. <3

    February 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you so much ro!! <3 I'm just so happy that I got to meet you through blogging!! :-*

      February 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Emily Go

    Happy Anniversary, Ms. Jane :) I wish I get to meet you when I visit the Phils soon. I heart you! mwa mwa mwa

    February 6, 2014 at 11:33 pm
  • Reply lexie tan

    Happy Anniversary to your blog, tita Jane! Your blog is the first thing I check every time I get home from school <3 You always brighten my day with your posts ^_^

    February 7, 2014 at 12:38 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Awwwww thank you dear lexie! That makes me very very happy! :-*

      February 7, 2014 at 7:37 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you so much my dear Lexie! <3 You have made me very happy! :-*

      February 7, 2014 at 8:39 am
  • Reply ella vicedo

    Happiest anniversary to my favorite daily read! :)
    Thank you for generously sharing a piece of your kind heart and extending the warmth of your family to us thru your lovely stories. Your stories make me want to be a better daughter, a better partner and makes me want to start na a family of my own (but not just yet lol). I’m sure you’ve touched more lives than you can imagine by sharing a piece of you with each and every heart warming stories. I hope the blog continues for as long as our hairs are white and grey and may you never get tired of us, your readers and avid followers. We love you Mmy dear favorite miss Jane. More power, more blessings, more love love loveeee!

    February 7, 2014 at 11:11 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      wow thank you so much my dearest ella wella so heartwarming naman your message to me, naiyak nama ako! <3 Thank you for your never-ending support to me i love you mwah mwah!! :-*

      February 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Kass Micu

    Happy blog-versary Mommy Jane! Your blog is the first I read during lunch break (ooops!). :)
    More years to come! More adventures! More kilig moments! More food attacks! More lambingan! <3

    February 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you for your friendship Kassie! You’re one of my oldest, dearest readers & I super appreciate you! :-*

      February 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Marian Timario

    Happy anniversary, Ms. Jane! Your blog is the first site i visit everyday. I’m so glad to have read Frannywanny’s entry about you. Thank you for making me smile with your blog entries.

    God bless you, and may God give you the desires of your heart. More power to your blog!

    February 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you Marian! <3 I inherited so many lovely readers from my dear franny wanny. <3 Thank you for also supporting me ha. :-*

      February 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply rei duhan

    Hi Ms. Jane!!! Happy anniversary!!! I know maiinggit na naman si Jo kasi nauna ako mag greet sayo..LOl!!! I wish you all the best, and many many more “cute post” to come..Happy anniversary po ulit.. :)

    February 7, 2014 at 6:03 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      hahaha you gals are so funny! :)) But thank you for making me so special. You make me happy! <3

      February 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      hahaha Thank you so much Rei. You gals are so cute, I feel so loved naman!! <3 Thank you so much. Sana we can have a girly date soon.mImwould love to meet rhe 2 of you. Mwah mwah!! :-*

      February 8, 2014 at 8:46 am
      • Reply rei duhan

        Hihihi! Kami din po Ms. Jane, gusto din po namin na mameet ka.. <3

        February 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Ida Nones

    Hi Jane! Congratulations on your anniversary :) it was in 2012 while on bed rest that I started reading your blog everyday. It has been a joy to read on your adventures with your family and it was quite a treat meeting you in person as well. More power and more great memories to write about xoxo

    February 7, 2014 at 11:28 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Wow! So I must thank Gavin then that you got to read my blog haha. Thank you so much Ida for all the support you have given me. It was a pleasure to meet you too. Mwah mwah!! :-*

      February 8, 2014 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Chel Pablo

    Happy anniversary, Miss Jane! You have a beautiful family, and I super kaduper (got this from you!) love reading your posts everyday! I love both food and family posts equally! <3

    Please don't ever ever stop blogging. <3 <3 <3

    February 8, 2014 at 7:35 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hi Chel! :) haha i will try to keep blogging until i’m old & gray but i’m afraid i will run out of interesting stories na to tell. :)) Thank you so much for always interacting with me here & on IG. I feel the love. Mwah! :-*

      February 8, 2014 at 8:11 am
  • Reply jo cinco- gementera (@MimmyJo)

    Hi, Ms. Jane! Happy Anniversary to your fab blog! Your blog makes me happy…I started reading your blog nung mga panahong malungkot ako sa work…alam ni rei duhan yan…kasi isa po siya sa mapang asar sa buhay ko…charot! keep on writing! mwah!

    February 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hi Jo! :) thank you for always making me smile with your comments. You & Rei always manage to make me LOL! ;)) I hope the work environment is much better for you now. Mwah! :-*

      February 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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