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How to hang art

Hello! How’s your weekend going? Not as wet in our part of the metro anymore, but still with the occasional drizzle and sweater-weather feel. Today I’ll be talking about how to hang artwork. I know right, such a mundane thing to even blog about. But hear me out.

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Making our very own raised-bed roofdeck garden

When I moved out from our over 500-sqm house in the suburbs and into a four-storey, all-concrete townhouse with my own family, one of the things that I dearly missed was having a garden. My childhood bedroom window used to face the west, and outside was a backyard populated by a large santol tree, an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Collecting hand-me-downs & other vintage stuff

I recently cleaned out my mother-in-law’s china cabinet, and my oh my, what a lot of dust stuff! We’re renovating my husband’s old house soon, and since my MIL doesn’t live here anymore, she gave her permission to clear out plenty of their things inside. We’re dividing some of the plates and glassware among ourselves (basically […]

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My daughter's hobbit birthday party: Guests and games

framed hobbit girl sketch

And now for the third and final part (mostly pics) of this throwback post to my daughter’s hobbit birthday party! (Check these links for the first and second installments, where I talked about all the materials and preps for the party, as well as the food that was served and decor that we put up…all […]

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My daughter's hobbit birthday party: Food and decor

Costumed Gandalf and hobbit girl having a conversation

Check out all the food pics and party decor from our daughter’s first hobbit birthday party! (Scoot over here for the full post on preps for this DIY party! I wrote about all the materials we used, our handmade invitations, and our hobbit party frocks.) Pre-Hobbit Party realizations and last-minute adjustments Now I had enlisted […]

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My daughter's hobbit birthday party: Preps

No admittance except on party business sign

Here’s a throwback post to when my hubby and I DIY-ed a hobbit birthday party for our daughter some time back (specifically, in 2014!). Now let it be known to all that my husband and I are major Lord of the Rings fans. I must admit that my Tolkienitis has lessened of late (you know, […]

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