Posted in Arts & Designs, Gardens & Landscapes

oNe SuNNY DaY! :D


Title: “OnE SuNNY DaY”

By: aGGie.a | iLLuSTRaTioNs

My inspiration for this piece is my two year old son, CaRLY who was trying to catch a Butterfly in the Garden on a Beautiful Day, thus the Title, “One Sunny Day”. Mixed Media– a combination of Fineliners, Markers, and Water Color Pencils on an 9″ x 12″ Medium Surface Drawing Paper. This was just a Doodle supposedly but I was sooo into the moment that I went ahead and rendered it to a full Illustration. It was such a fun piece for each phase shows different Fineliner Strokes and Techniques and the best part is hearing CaRLY saying “Wow, Look a Nice, Mommy”, hehe. Have Fun and Enjoy the Weekend y’all! ~ aGGie.a 😀

Posted in Getaways, Trips, and Travels

TiMe FoR BeaCH FuN! :D

It’s so funny, I took this photo way back in July and started a post but never had the chance to publish it, well I guess, this is the time to do so. Anyways, One Sunday Morning, we tagged the whole family to the beach for some nature  fun. Our destination– Dingalan, a small town situated at the Southern East Coast of the Province of Aurora, Philippines; overlooking the vast blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and along side it are richly green rugged terrains of the Sierra Madre Mountain which separates it from the other areas of the province. Dingalan is famous for it’s beauty nestled between the ocean and the mountains, so if you love the beach and the forest, then this is one of the places to be. Though it is a small town, its denizens are very friendly and accommodating and you can do so much from trekking, biking, sailing, fishing, etc. There are resorts but if you’re into camping you may do so as well. We spend the day on one of the resort called RF Resort, they have cottages and a wide shore to play with and bask in the sun. We bought some fresh seafood and veggies from the nearby market and have the resort’s staff cooked it and grilled it…really yummy, hehe. It was fun seeing my little 2 year old, CaRLY had his swimming gear on and bravely hit the waters, well his Daddy was there behind him, hehe. My youngest BaSTe’, he’s almost one, on the other hand was feeling the sand between his toes, hehe. It’s really a different feeling every time you go to the beach, it’s so sooo calming and refreshing. Anyways, if you guys are interested and want to check this place out, then please feel free to click the links below for more info: AuroraDingalan, and Dingalan, Aurora.

Quote For The Day:

“Down by the Seashore, Where LiFe is a Little Bit Easier! ~ Unknown

Have Fun & Enjoy! ~ aGGie.a 😀

PS: Oh, By the way, we had BeBe BaSTe’s First Beach Birthday Party here to. I’ll be posting some fotos pretty soon. Thanks! 🙂


Posted in Getaways, Trips, and Travels

SPoNTaNeiTy = FuN + aDVeNTuRe

PaRaDiSe RaNCH, It All Starts here…

One Wednesday Afternoon, after a long weekend, out of the blue, we went to check out a place called Paradise Ranch and…Lo & Behold, it was indeed Paradiso! Kids and Adults alike will appreciate the beauty and serenity of the place located at the heart of  Clark, which was used to be an American Air Base but now was converted to a Philippine Freeport Zone.  So, if you and your family are looking for a little bit of fun and adventure then why not try Paradise Ranch. It is truly a “GaTeWaY to the HeaVeNS! 😀

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PiCNiC eVeRYoNe?!!! :D

aCoP DaM iN PaNoRaMa

We were planning for a PiCNiC for days and finally it happened and what better place to have a picnic on a Sunny Saturday afternoon than spending it at Acop Dam Eco-Park, one of Rosales’ EcoTourism Sites in Pangasinan. The place consists of Acop Lake, where you can do some fishing, sailing (the locals here use small boats called the banca), and/or swimming…please, no skinny dipping allowed! hehe. If you’re into Radio Control, RC for short then you can do some RC Flying and RC Sailing as well. For trekkers and bikers, not to worry for there are also trails that you can explore to your hearts content.  The picnic grounds has little huts with tables and benches, all made of indigenous materials such as bamboo and nipa (a kind of palm where its foliage is used for thatching or basketry, etc). By the way, if you’re a shutter bug and love nature then this is the place to be!  😀

By the time we got there, the waters was so inviting, so the Big Boys went for a swim and did some RC Sailing afterwards while we,  Hot Mamas prepared the food, my fave department, hehe. We had barbecue, grilled fish, and veggies that matches it, lots of fruit and snacks. We were on the roll at lunchtime, enjoying that sumptuous meal. Later in the the day, the Big Boys played some cards and the Little Tykes played with their toys, while the Hot Mamas watches them in awe. Me, on the other hand went for a stroll and did some snapping on the way with my cam. Oh yes, I was taking advantage of some free time while, my Little Tot Son CORe’ was busy playing with his friend Ton-Ton, hehe. The day went by with the warm breeze blowing, trees swaying, and birds chirping, billy goats and a calf running around the place, then 5 o’clock came, it was time to go. As the saying goes, “Time flies so fast when you’re having so much Picnic fun”! Besides, it started to drizzle a bit, but hey, the picnic ended…PeRFeCT! 😀

Picnics are fun and thanks to Cool Friends who made it happen. For sure, we’ll be doing it again, hehe. Till next time and before I go, I’ll end up my Blog Post with a quote:

“I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump, but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter” ~ Roy Lichtenstein

Read more Quotes at BRaiNY QuoTeS
Amor et Semper,
~ Aggie.A 😀 ~
Posted in Arts & Designs

THe BaRRio LiFe

Men, where shall I begin, I’m having a mental block here, haha. I can’t even think of what to say and this is even my first WP Blog Post to begin with, hehe. Anyways, I’ll start by saying, Welcome to our Blog, “The Barrio Life”. You might be wondering, why have a blog and titled it that way. Well, we are an Urban Family who just moved to the Country, as the locals call it “The Barrio”. So, it got me thinking, Life here in the Barrio’s kindda interesting, so why not start a new blog about it! Oh, yah another new blog, huh? Well, to be honest, I’ve been on and off the blogging world, but this time, I’m hoping to linger more than to falter when it comes to blogging, so to speak, hehe! 😀

Anyways, if you want to learn more about the country, then look no further, for this blog’s all about the ways of country living and we would like to share our experiences and our views in getting to know the essence of what’s truly country, what’s truly rural and nature fun…and all of these precious moments are captured through my Arts and Photograpy. So, if you find “The Barrio Life” interesting, then please check-out and follow this blog. Let’s all have fun and share wonderful adventures and cool escapades together!

Quote of the Day:

“Life is to short, so lets make the most of it!” ~ Anonymous

Amor et Semper,

~ Aggie.A 🙂 ~