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Armchair Makeover! Shell Canvas Upholstery Supply

Kids grow up & their taste changes. Kap told me this when I was decorating the rooms for our young children -babies then, really. But I didn’t want plain boring white walls. Or furniture that would stand the test of time. I wanted color, fun, and definitely something age-appropriate. So we had themes for each of them. True enough, they grew up. And they have outgrown their rooms & the furnitures in it. The kids graduated from toddler bedrooms filled with little tikes playthings & furnitures to teenager’s bedrooms. And now, they’re truly all grown up & ready for a much plainer, simpler room.

Furnitures nowadays don’t really account for much, unlike the olden times. They’re not as sturdy & solid, or as pretty. My dad’s antiques have withstood time, so I asked my mom which ones she didn’t have any use for anymore in her storage room & the girls got 1 armchair each as heirloom from their grandparents.

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But 48 years is 48 years. The armchairs look worn out and old. Hindi yan papatulan ng mga bagets. Plus they aren’t comfy to sit on anymore. So we needed to have them upholstered & refurbished. We went to Shell Canvas & the girls squealed in delight with all the fabrics & choices available. Naloka kakapili eh tig-1 lang naman sila ng upuan haha.


Shell Canvas Upholstery Supply

1999 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, (Buendia Avenue) Pasay City, Philippines 1300 Mobile: 63917-8572787; 63919-9939328; 63933-4388951; (02) 831-3103

Ate is in her 20’s so her taste leans more on the elegant side. Plains & velvets. Posh for short. So she chose a lovely blue velvet cloth for her armchair. And a crumpled gold for the one in her room that she has grown tired of (eh Zebra print ba naman!). Now she has 2 beautiful new sosi lounge chairs!

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Meanwhile, my Lovey is at an exciting phase in her life. Sweet 16! So she gravitated more towards pleather & a striking pop of color for the front & a plain black of similar material at the back. Hipster chic! ;)

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I’m very happy with the way the armchairs turned out so I may also have some of our outdated furnitures get major overhauls. Tignan ko muna kung mapapayag ko si Kap. Baka ako katayin sa laki ng gastos! We are moving soon (super exciting times ahead!) and a change of style & palette will make for a most welcome variation.

I’m thinking THIS for moi. You likey? Well I DO. Mucho, MUCHO likey! <3


I’m hoping Kap will allow me to have this made for my own little reading nook. Keeping my fingers crossed.

For lunch, the girls knew I wanted to eat somewhere new, so they googled & found this charming new place..

Applebee’s Grill and Bar

W Global Center, 30th St. cor 9th Ave. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig 0932 797 9363
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We like Applebee’s. Yun lang mej on the expensive side. Ang dami pa naman namin kung mag-order. :P


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Oriental Chicken Salad. Fresh Asian greens, rice noodles, almonds and oriental vinaigrette. Choice of fried chicken tenders or oriental grilled chicken. Serving size: Half 295 php, Full 450 php (pictured)



Green Bean Crispers. Battered and fried green beans, lemon aioli 195 php. Crunchy to the bite!



Wonton Taco. Spicy chicken-stuffed wonton shells, cole slaw and cilantro. Serving size: Appetizer 225 php (pictured), Bar Snack 195 php.



Sriracha Shrimp. Crispy shrimp coated with rich and creamy sriracha chili-lime dip Serving size: Appetizer 445 php (pictured), Bar Snack 295 php.



Quesadilla Burger. Juicy burger with signature Mexi-ranch sauce with pico de gallo and shredded lettuce served with a unique Jack and cheddar quesadilla 525 php.



Chicken Tenders. Tender and breaded chicken, served with with corn on the cob, fries and cole slaw 375 php.



My lovely girls, priceless. <3



Churros S’mores. Churro twists, toasted marshmallows and chocolate dip 245 php.



Gotta love ’em smores! Make sure you dig in deep for the yummy chocolate sauce.

And afterwards, MORE DESSERT! <3

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Of the non-edible…


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and edible kind! :P


Honey Creme

3/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Pkwy., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
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The latest & coolest Ice Cream joint in town. In fair, masarap. I have always liked soft serve so panalo ito in my books. <3




My über yummy Rock Salt Dark Chocolate 165 php.



Ate’s Organic Mixed Grains 175 php.


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and my Lovey’s Organic Cotton Candy Affogato 185 php.  


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Mommy’s little sugar, spice, and all things nice! <3 Mmmmm that is a mouthful!

I’m so excited for the move. We’ll have a party soon & you’re invited! Kap promised me my very own teppanyaki table. Ito na ba ang udyok para matutong magluto si Sugar & Spice? Abangan ang susunod na kabanata! :P

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  • Reply Noel Q.

    Uy! Mag-move na kayo sa Forbes Park? At least mas malapit sa mga ganap, hahaha… Invited ako sa party mo? #napilitankatuloy

    I love your children’s taste in upholstery! The chairs turned out very nice. =)

    November 30, 2015 at 8:45 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Sa dasma noh! Malapit kay Gretchen hehe. :P Op cors invited ka. Dalhan mo ako aling aging’s ha? ;)

      November 30, 2015 at 8:48 am
      • Reply Noel Q.

        Sureness!!! Ikaw pa! =)

        November 30, 2015 at 8:52 am
      • Reply Noel Q.

        Magdala din ako ng red velvet cake, balita ko mahilig ka dun e, hahahahahaha

        November 30, 2015 at 8:53 am
        • Reply sugargospice

          Oh yes, I super loveeeet!! <3 The best dapat ayaw ko yung galing sa kanto ha! :P

          November 30, 2015 at 8:56 am
          • Noel Q.

            Don’t worry, I’ll bring the best red velvet cake in the country, multi-awarded pa! hahahaha

            November 30, 2015 at 8:59 am
  • Reply Erika

    Wait. Lilipat na kayo? Same Village ba? No!!! Hindi ko pa nararating bahay nyo! haha! Is this the one Ate posted on IG? If yes ang posh!!! Kasing posh ng chairs love it! Invite me in your old and new house! haha

    November 30, 2015 at 10:19 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Yes same village. A hop, a skip, and a tumbling away lang. ;) Tara come & visit us!

      November 30, 2015 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Eula mendoza

    Wow! Yaman talaga from ayala alabang to dasma! Am i invited? Hihihi. I ate there in Applebees di ko nagustuhan siguro dahil namahalan ako hahahaha

    November 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Omg eula I was just kidding hahaha! Niel is an old friend we kid around a lot. And yes, I also found applebee’s expensive. Sinubukan lang. Wa na repeat hahaha! ;P

      November 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Aretsuya

    Dear Ms. Jane,

    I see that life is moving ever forward for you and your family. It never stops, does it? This is especially true for you, Ms. Mother Extraordinaire… Anyway, I just wanted to pop in to say that you’re in my thoughts. I’m so glad to hear that your mommy is getting better by the moment. Praise God! Also, belated Happy Birthday to Mr. Go-wapo! Congrats on raising a strong, loving, and independent son. As for Ms. Ate and Ms. Jena, enjoy your gorgeous chairs! You both have exquisite taste and hopefully you can use your awesome sibling mojo to help your mom materialize the chair of her dreams! Until then, good luck with your upcoming move and rock it!


    November 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi atetsuya! <3 I always look forward to your comments. You manage to brighten my day worh your kindness. Thank you so much for your well wishes. Yes, it seems like my waiting dats are over & life is at fast forward naman bigla now. But no complaints. Life is a roller coaster so I'll just enjoy the ride. :)

      November 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply trisha_cm

    I like Jana’s glasses? What’s the brand? I’m obsessed with glasses now that I have to wear one.

    November 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Burberry I think? Hi trisha I’ve missed you. I bet Matteo is big na. Hugs to both of you mwah! :-*

      November 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm
      • Reply trisha_cm

        Sent you a text when your Mom was in the ICU. So happy to know she is doing well now. Hugs!

        November 30, 2015 at 10:13 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          So sorry Trisha if I wasn’t able to reply. I was windang nung mga panahong yun so I wasn’t able to reply to any talaga at masyado akong aligaga. Super appreciate the thought & concern though. Thank you! <3

          November 30, 2015 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply med

    OHHHMYGASSSSS lilipat to a brand new mansion!!! Share with me your suppliers, please?!?!?

    December 1, 2015 at 10:52 am
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Wow, moving to new digs! I am happy and excited for you all!

    And those chairs! Your (not-so-little) girls have very good taste!

    December 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Good AND expensive taste hehe. #poorhouse ang nanay!

      December 2, 2015 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply edelweiza

    I love how your Lovey’s armchair turned out! Nasa hipster chic pa rin pala ang taste ko kahit 32 na ako, hahaha. :)

    Parang ang sarap gawin sa house yung green bean crispers bilang mahilig ako sa green beans.

    December 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      And in fair masarap sya kahit bagets mata-typan to eat green beans. :)

      December 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply kATHY

    Hi Ms. Jane!

    I saw you yesterday sa Duty Free with your Lovey. I wanted to approach you kaso you were in a hurry. Anyway, hope I get that chance again soon! BTW, you look slimmer in picture or perhaps you really lost weight. Congrats on your upcoming move!

    December 4, 2015 at 3:23 pm
    • Reply kATHY

      * I mean slimmer in person! OMG haha!

      December 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm
      • Reply sugargospice

        No porky pig talaga ako hehe madaya lang ako I use photoshop para hindi kadirs ang hitsura ko to the madlang public. ;))

        December 5, 2015 at 10:56 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Awwww sayang. I would have loved to thank you in person pa naman for your support to me & my blog. Yes please next time. Oo nga sorry nagmamadali ako kaso hospital duties kay mommy namili lang kami ng konting for xmas gifts haha. Tis the season to be santa na naman hay buhay! ;P

      December 5, 2015 at 10:55 am
  • Reply wheng cheng

    ssshhh miss jane kasama ba si MIL sa lipatan? (hahahahaha, joke lang i know you loved her kahit minsan nag si simyneto de asukal ka)…
    congratulations sa inyong new house!!!!

    December 9, 2015 at 1:20 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      HAHAHA op corzes! Sya pa nga namili ng kwarto nya noh! Yunh pinaka-malayo sa akin hehehe. :P

      December 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm
      • Reply wheng cheng

        hahahahaha baka nagbabasa din ng blog mo si MIL. o mahal ka lang talaga ni MIL kasi ayaw ka niyang ma stressed pag gising mo pa lang sa umaga kaya siya na ang kumasong lumayo…. hmnnn…

        December 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Or. Baka naman ti-next mo hehehe! :P

          December 10, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply wheng cheng

    pwede pwede….. hahahahahaha….
    buti na lang taga north ako
    malayo sa yo…

    December 11, 2015 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Whoa! Now ko lang po nabasa ito kasi the day you posted this was the day na kaka discharge ko lang din sa una sa aking mga hospital tour. Hehehe. New house, new and exciting adventures… I am so happy for you and the GOppets, Ms. Jane! Unti-unti natutupad na ang mga dreams and prayers mo… Looking forward to seeing some part of your new crib…

    Btw, I loved the elegance of the girls’ armchairs especially yung kay Ate na blue velvet… And I sooo love the pink armchair with furry arm rests… It is so you, Ms. Jane… :)

    December 12, 2015 at 12:27 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Yiiiiii!! Ipapakita ko kay Kap itong comment mo para papayag sya na ipagawa ko ang furry furry throne ko hehe.

      December 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm
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