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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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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

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1 reading corner, 2 ways

Hi everyone. Well, I can't seem to post regularly on my blog now, can I? My sincerest apologies for this. Been going through some, um, things, in life lately, so this had to take a backseat. Anyway. Moving on. We spent the weekend over at my parents. I love (1,000,000x) spending the night at my parents.… Continue reading 1 reading corner, 2 ways

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Adding color and accessories to style your space

How've you been doing? I've been a bit busy with several freelance projects that I haven't been able to sit down and blog. So here I am, writing this on a weekend, after a business meeting, grocery duties, and dinner with the family. Because I'd been busy at work, I've also neglected finishing up some… Continue reading Adding color and accessories to style your space

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How to make your own typographic art

Why hello there! I'm no graphic designer, but having worked in magazines has exposed me to the wonderful world of typography. I love seeing how letters in different shapes, forms, thinness, and thickness, styles, and types effectively convey a particular mood and emotion, while still giving off a visually pleasing effect. Beautiful type is great design,… Continue reading How to make your own typographic art

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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. While you can easily go the 3M-mounting-tape-type… Continue reading How to hang art

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Updating a really old & dirty lampshade

Here's a quick DIY project from the proverbial throwback baul.  My hubby got this old floor lamp from his home because it was hardly used and was wasting away in a corner. By the time he'd "rescued" it from obsolescence, its lampshade had already acquired a water stain that was proving very hard to remove. We didn't want… Continue reading Updating a really old & dirty lampshade

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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… Continue reading Making our very own raised-bed roofdeck garden