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Copping the look of a mirrored console (on the (really really) cheap)

So this image has been on my Pinterest board "Stuff to DIY" for the longest time: Why, you ask? Because that white console with the mirrored doors looks slightly similar to our wine/coffee bar, that's why. The only problem with mine is that it has glass doors, ergo, everything inside can be seen. Now that shouldn't be… Continue reading Copping the look of a mirrored console (on the (really really) cheap)

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Riding on the metallic trend by making my own copper tray

Every time I go out to source products for my photo shoots, I always spend time discerning if I should buy my own tray. Those lacquer and mirrored trays at West Elm almost tempted me to give in. It's a good thing I intentionally didn't bring money nor any of my cards, because those trays… Continue reading Riding on the metallic trend by making my own copper tray

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Pulling off an outdoor father’s day breakfast picnic

Belated Happy Dads' Day to all the fathers, single parents, and guardians out there! To celebrate my hubby's second year as a Papa to our babycat, I pulled off a surprise breakfast picnic for him on our roofdeck. We are both such fans of picnics for its (seemingly) carefree vibe and (seemingly) easy prep and… Continue reading Pulling off an outdoor father’s day breakfast picnic

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The many ways you can make your bed

How do you make your bed? This is ours. Almost everything about the way I fix up my own house now comes from my mom, and making my bed was something she taught me well. While our bed doesn't exactly look hotel-glam or showroom-worthy, this is how I've been fixing my bed since I was a kid.… Continue reading The many ways you can make your bed

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How to change the look of your bathroom with a few simple tweaks

For some weird reason, ever since we moved into our own home, I've been a bit anal (erm, pun intended...) about how our master bathroom looks. It's weird because out of the three bathrooms in the house, it's the one that is least likely to be seen by guests (given its location inside the master's… Continue reading How to change the look of your bathroom with a few simple tweaks

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West Elm is now in Manila!

Pardon for this late post, but I'm sure you've all heard it by now: Brooklyn-born home brand West Elm is finally in the Philippines—and it's their very first store in Asia! Imagine that? I guess that says a lot about the market here...more and more people are getting into making their homes and personal spaces more… Continue reading West Elm is now in Manila!

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How to entertain on game night

So it's Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. My hubby is a Lakers fan, but since they didn't make it to the finals, he's rooting for his "fellow Californians" (his words). I know NOTHING about basketball, but being the hyper-emotional creature that I am, I easily get carried away with a bunch… Continue reading How to entertain on game night

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Styling my friend’s home office and makeup studio

Apart from just being a work-from-home mom, I also style interiors on the side. I still handle a couple of pages in the magazine title I used to work with (that's Cosmopolitan Philippines), particularly the section called "At Your Place," where we shoot and feature real Cosmo girls' living spaces and get decorating tips from them. For the April… Continue reading Styling my friend’s home office and makeup studio

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Clearing up my cluttered nightstand

Oh my, how time flies when you're extremely busy. Been buried with work and work and even more work, so I have neglected this blog for quite some time. Every day that passed that didn't allow me to post here made me itch so badly for a DIY or decorating project to calm my frayed nerves.… Continue reading Clearing up my cluttered nightstand