In the Philippines, we have sari-sari stores — small shops usually attached to a person’s home, selling different sorts of goods. As a child, I dreamt of having my own, but I guess this is the closest I’m ever going to come to it. Sharing different stories — sari-sari stories — most especially from my experiences and learnings as a daughter of the King of Kings, as wife of my husband King, and as mom to our three princesses. 😊
Very early on, Danae already gave me her ideas for her 7th birthday party. I would always tell her that we shouldn’t talk about it yet because she always changes her mind. True enough, by around August when we thought we were already set on an idea, she changed her mind again! When she decided to have a pajama party, I immediately closed the deal. I thought a small party at home with a few girlfriends would be perfect!
The wheels started turning shortly after that. Danae just wanted her favorite color purple (which is now again somewhat changing, surprise surprise) to be all over. So I decided on purple, pink and black. And by end of September, I slowly (and I mean slowly) started working on the details. The last 3 days before October 20 were the most hectic. It was crunch time! But I was happy with the results. It just goes to show we don’t have to spend so much to make our kids’ birthdays beautiful and memorable. Danae enjoyed her 7th birthday party, for sure. 🙂
The hair station, where the girls got their curls!
I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes.
Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share my sari-sari stories with you. 😊
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