This is my story.

Welcome to my blog! Come, sit beside me on this little swing in my sunny porch, and let’s talk.  Would you like a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a tall glass of iced tea? Time can pass so quickly when we enjoy each other’s company.

I’ll tell you a bit about myself and then you tell me a bit about you. That’s how all stories begin, and I’m eager to set off on this journey with you.

I’m a simple girl living a simple life with a simple philosophy: all that’s really essential in living a full life is faith, family, and a good sense of humor. Do you like to laugh? Good, cos I love to laugh too.  In fact, you will often hear laughter rocking my home, where I live with the most wonderful husband and my five heaven-sent sons. These boys, all six of them :wink:, are my treasures in life.

By now you would know that I love stories; have loved them for as long as I can remember. So you’re going to get quite a heaping of that here: stories about life, about loves, about art and creating, about reading and writing, and pretty much anything and everything else (there’s so much to be passionate about!) Speaking of passion, you’re also going to get a lot of references to digital design, digital scrapbooking, and photography here: these are my playtime passions, and I’m crazy about them! And since I love to share my passions, you’ll find me sharing some goodies with you who would have become my fast friends by then.

So thank you for visiting, thank you for sitting a while, and do come back regularly. It’s always good to get together with friends. 🙂

livestories: because everyday is a journey, and every journey is rich with stories. because there is a story inside each one of us, waiting to be told. because our stories tell us who we are. because stories live on even after the ink has faded and the paper has crumbled.

31 Responses to “This is my story.”

  1. marielalpajora Tuesday, 3 November 2020 at 11:28 pm #

    A beautiful person inside and out and one of the sweetest I’ve known!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤


    • LivE Monday, 9 November 2020 at 6:28 pm #

      Thanks so much, Mariel, for your very kind words! ❤


  2. Erica Kahayon Sunday, 12 January 2020 at 6:52 pm #

    Hi Liv!
    I’m new to this blog, actually i just started today (hehe).
    I’ve read a few of your works and i’d just like to say your stuff is amazing, inspirational and overall awesome, because each thing you post always has a lesson about something beautiful.


    • Erica Kahayon Sunday, 12 January 2020 at 6:55 pm #

      Ang galing talaga mo po!


  3. mhdriver Sunday, 9 September 2012 at 2:01 am #

    I picked up on your blog while I was commenting on taniamend’s blog. I liked what you had to say– I thought to myself who is this person, I would like to know who people are.


  4. pinay e-motion Friday, 25 May 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Hi Liv,

    Your blogsite is very interesting. Thanks for sharing your stories. I’ll look forward to see more of them. Take care!


    • LivE Saturday, 26 May 2012 at 6:13 pm #

      Maraming salamat, kaibigan! 🙂 I look forward to visiting your blog too! Have a wonderful day!


  5. R C Norman Tuesday, 22 May 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Hi, thanks for checking out my photos and for all the “likes”. I really appreciate it. You have a wonderful blog here, and I enjoy following your posts. — Rob


    • LivE Tuesday, 22 May 2012 at 11:50 pm #

      thanks so much, rob. you’re very kind! i enjoy looking at your beautiful images on your blog as well, and intend to visit regularly. thank you too for your “likes” and for “following.” am looking forward to seeing your next posts! 🙂 have a wonderful day!


  6. hanginoutwithgod Saturday, 28 April 2012 at 4:25 am #

    Hi, Liv. Just wanted to tell you that I have nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger” award. If you have received it previously, I apologize for missing it. Didn’t see it posted though, so
    hopefully I’m not out of line. You can find the details about the award on either of my sites: Here’s the link to the one I’m writing from:
    As with most of the awards, there are so-called “rules” involved in accepting it, mainly letting people know more about you and passing the award on to other bloggers. However, since the rules suggest passing it on to 15 others, I always like to tell people, please don’t feel pressured by that. Pass it on to only those that you feel you know well enough to consider truly versatile and that you have time to contact. I nominated only 5 for now, but I will add more as I get to know more. I also never pass on an award unless I think it fits the blogger, and this award certainly fits you.
    So congratulations on the versatility of your blog. Enjoy the honor.


    • LivE Saturday, 19 May 2012 at 3:54 pm #

      thank you so much, sandra, for the honor! i am so sorry that i am responding late – was traveling with family the past weeks and did not access the net during that period, so am only getting to this now. congratulations to you too, and i promise to get to this asap. 🙂 xox


  7. firstandfabulous Tuesday, 6 March 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Liv, I am so pleased that you liked my blog. More so pleased that if you hadn’t stopped by, I might never have read yours. About me? Another time, but coffee on a porch swing sounds right up my alley. What a lovely blog. Thank you.


    • LivE Tuesday, 6 March 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      thank you so much for dropping by, gemma, and for leaving such kind words. i would love to have you visit anytime… i’ll always have a cup of coffee and space on the porch swing ready for you. 🙂


  8. sandraconner Monday, 5 March 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for taking the time to view my weekly challenge photos and comment on them. Your site looks delightful — as does you family. But I have to say this — even though you MUST have heard it a few hundred times already: you just do NOT look old enough to be the mother of all those boys!

    God bless you and your work! Have a happy day!


    • LivE Tuesday, 6 March 2012 at 12:07 am #

      thank you very much for your warm, kind words, sandra! you just made my day – you are so awesome. 🙂 have a wonderful blessed week! xox


  9. Jay Bernardo Monday, 30 January 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Lets have coffee someday and catch up because thats what we used to do..Live simply. Ciao


    • LivE Tuesday, 31 January 2012 at 10:45 am #

      Can’t say no to a cup of coffee 😀


  10. HellePF Wednesday, 22 April 2009 at 3:55 am #

    Hi Liv

    I’ve just finished your and Jessicas Type-Writer class and I really learned a lot. It wasn’t easy – it’s really hard to write about one self…..
    And I really have to say I love your way with words. I found your blog and added it to my favorites – looking forward to read your stories and get some inspirations. The best to you and your family



  11. April Saturday, 25 October 2008 at 1:58 am #

    What a wonderful idea. I just discovered you and I am anxious to learn more about recording this wonderful journey called life. Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration.


  12. Justine Wednesday, 1 October 2008 at 11:28 pm #

    With so much things to do but with no brain cells left , I found myself wandering, searching for people and “finding” you. Hello teacher! ;p


  13. Marisol Avila Thursday, 25 September 2008 at 11:35 am #

    So glad I found your blog…you make me smile and your work is awesome. I will come back and visit often.


  14. cnborgers Friday, 4 April 2008 at 4:40 pm #

    Hiya sistah! Finally finished my homework.. and now have time to lurk around. Great blog, so very very happy that you found your place in the sun. 🙂 Your creativity and your gift with words, once combined, become truly magical! Go, sister, go! Love you dearly.



  15. Chris Friday, 22 February 2008 at 1:41 am #

    Good morning,

    My name is Chris Bui with tiny*prints, – a provider of elegant personal stationery, including Birth Announcements.

    We are interested in innovative marketing solutions and would like to offer our services to your website visitors as a resource link. We believe our sites co-align, but do not compete, and that our offering would be relevant and beneficial for your audience.

    We are very interested in being included in the “Shop Till I Drop” section of your website located on the right hand side of your blog, as well as being included in a future blog post reviewing our products. I believe that our Birth Announcements would be a very relevant fit.

    Is this something you would be willing to discuss further? Thank you for your time!


  16. michelle(shmoop) Sunday, 27 January 2008 at 11:26 am #

    fun to take a peek….has been super fun to get to know you at nwr! you are such a huge help over there!


  17. SusanD Sunday, 25 November 2007 at 8:39 am #

    I love your blog and all of your kindness in giving!

    Thank you for your inspiration and kindness!




  18. Veevs Thursday, 8 November 2007 at 1:28 am #

    Hiya matey, I thought I would pop in to say hi! Wanted to add you to MSN or Yahoo but havent got your details!

    Anyhow, Hi!!!
    Veevs xxx


  19. mer/marie Thursday, 16 August 2007 at 4:29 am #


    I was trying to find your e-mail but can’t so here I go.
    My daughter sent me an e-mail today that made me think of you. You have such a gift for the written word and I think you feel very deeply and think much about things. What she sent to me was an update on what was happening with “just a housewife and mother of five” that had written poems for years. Her name is Lori McKenna. She sent some of her words to Faith Hill and is now a big {not to her) songwriter, writing for Faith Hill and Sara Evans. I feel you are a true artist, both with conventional art and your word art…the writings you do. With your research skills I know you will check out Lori McKenna. I think you have this same talent of saying and making us all feel what is inside of us. I just wanted to share this with you. I wish you would feel compelled to take this one step further.

    I really enjoy the art you spend your time on and share with all of us.
    Thank you.



  20. Salve Tuesday, 31 July 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    I’m definitely gonna come back here. 🙂


  21. Joan Samuels Tuesday, 24 July 2007 at 9:32 am #

    Oh Liv
    What a wonderful blog. I am truly amazed by you. Loved your story on the hump. How true, we can never coast thru life. There are so many humps and hopefully we learn something from all of them. I have been blessed to have met you in the U & R course. You bring so much more to my life. Thank You



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