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House tour!

I just realized while thinking of what to post today that I haven't made a proper house tour since I started this blog. So here's my attempt at showing you some of the rooms in our townhouse. The bedrooms are pretty small since the lot area is only around 53 square meters, but we do… Continue reading House tour!

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How I (finally) styled my home office shelves (part 2)

Remember when I tried styling my home office shelves several ways, but wasn't quite happy with the results of my labor? I think I've finally styled them in a way that I find satisfying. If you don't remember, these are the different permutations of what my home office shelves looked like before. First they looked like this: Then, I… Continue reading How I (finally) styled my home office shelves (part 2)

Top view of a work desk with coffee and mobile phone
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Monday morning how to: Clean up a messy room

Happy Monday, folks! Such fantastically gloomy weather to match everyone's upbeat, welcome-a-new-workweek mood. I myself woke up with such a longing for the weekend, even if I do have the privilege of foregoing rush-hour traffic by working from home. By 9:00 a.m., I was still in my pajamas, considering how it seemed like 5:30 a.m. to… Continue reading Monday morning how to: Clean up a messy room

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9 creative ways to make your own headboard

Hello! Well now wasn't today's onslaught of rain and wind (and hail in some parts of the metro, I hear!) something? I hope no one got hurt in this afternoon's maelstrom, and that everyone's home from the horrendous traffic that ensued. If you recall over the weekend, I posted about how I switched up the… Continue reading 9 creative ways to make your own headboard

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Switching up the look of my home office shelves (part 1)

I spend almost every day in our home library, which is what I use as my own office. I'll have you know that we own a lot of stuff—and I do mean a loooot of stuff—and despite regularly holding garage sales, we never seem to run out of them. Our library is no exception. My husband and I are… Continue reading Switching up the look of my home office shelves (part 1)

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Match Contract Furniture, Inc.

Attended my first event the other night not as a journalist or magazine editor, but as an events and interior stylist. I remember being inwardly floored when, at the registration, I couldn't find my name under MEDIA (which is where I'm usually listed), and found it at the top of GUESTS, with "interior stylist, events stylist" as… Continue reading Match Contract Furniture, Inc.

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The Henry Hotel Manila

Firstly, I would like to give props to my good friend Martin, who came up with the "Gal Not Home" moniker. I'm not always at home as my blog name suggests, and I don't always write or post about home stuff, do I? So, from time to time, "gal not home" will be in session.… Continue reading The Henry Hotel Manila

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Event styling: Glamour-themed 18th birthday party

Just recently, I accepted a project on styling a Hollywood glamour-themed debut (my sister's events company, Pink Sunshine Events, did the events coordination for it). The budget was pretty tight as the debutante had only decided to hire an events stylist a few weeks before the big day. She basically asked me to improve on the decor… Continue reading Event styling: Glamour-themed 18th birthday party