DIY Cheese Board for Dummies

I’ve been craving for cheese ever since having baked brie at a Valentine dinner prepared by The Lazy Chef of Kairos. On our 12th anniversary, we decided to just stay in and I thought making my own cheese board would be a great, easy, and thrifty idea. Here are some tips on how to make an affordable cheese board at home. Continue reading “DIY Cheese Board for Dummies”

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DIY Hanging Art Piece

I haven’t done some DIY for a while now because I’ve been catching up with work and spending the Saturdays catching up with sleep and rest. But, it’s almost Christmas and I always love the holidays and I know family and friends would be visiting our tiny home, so I decided to work on the home projects that have remained pending for so long. One of those home projects is to hang back our art and get a centerpiece “art.” Continue reading “DIY Hanging Art Piece”

WEDDING 101: Bride Does Her Own Make-up

Leave the make-up part to the experts. Or, just get on with it. I got on with it and never regretted doing my make-up on my wedding day. The truth was, the make-up was not my major concern on my wedding day. The skin was. I’ve been battling with adult acne and I was focused on a sustainable regimen that would not cause my skin to breakout during my wedding day. I always believe great skin needs no make-up so if I have great skin on my wedding day I would not have to worry. Continue reading “WEDDING 101: Bride Does Her Own Make-up”

WEDDING 101: Invites and Other Paper Works

My then-boyfriend (now my husband) and I are avid DIYers. We both love design and crafts. We are also thrifty people who enjoy a fuss-free life. We knew when we wanted to get married that we would be making and printing our own wedding invitations. Because (1) we don’t want to spend a lot for printing services and more so for wedding invitations that people would forget after the wedding, and (2) we don’t want to be disappointed with any printing service provider who can’t follow our instructions to the dot. So, we created our own. Continue reading “WEDDING 101: Invites and Other Paper Works”

Small Town Girl Diaries: Men at Work

Happy New Year!

I have long been thinking of sharing many stories and photographs of and from my hometown, Lazi, in Siquijor, but never knew how. I have started creating separate blogs (all set to public so it would be easy for me to erase) but I am too lazy to maintain more than one blog. I can barely keep this blog up to date, how much more another blog. A few days ago, while singing Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’, a great idea occurred to me. Why not start a new series here? So, this would be the first of the series, hopefully many more to come.

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Luxury Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Christmas is just around the corner! With only 14 days to go, I have almost ticked off everything in my annual Christmas gift list. I make list early in the year and I have a “basic” gift for everyone and just add things I know the person would appreciate until gift giving time. BUT.. If you have not yet completed your holiday gift shopping yet, I have an idea and it’s a luxurious one! Continue reading “Luxury Holiday Gift Guide 2016”

How To: Organize Ribbons

If you’re like me who saves pretty ribbons from gifts and who buys pretty ribbons all the time, then I’m sure you would have lots of tangled ribbons that you want to throw them all away and just buy new ones. Tonight, I did a quick DIY because I bought a pretty ribbon I saw at Expressions. And, it’s very simple. Continue reading “How To: Organize Ribbons”

Work at Home Woes: How to Kill Productivity Killers

Working from home has numerous advantages, and disadvantages. While I can go on and on enumerating the many good things about working from home (no daily commutes!), I can also list several disadvantages. But, being the positivist that I am when it comes to work, I try to turn these disadvantages into opportunities. One of these disadvantages are the greater tendency to procrastinate and to just laze around and do nothing, effectively becoming unproductive. Also, the technical part of working from home also becomes a disadvantage at times because you do not have a tech guy (who’s an expert on computers and technical stuff) to call and fix a problem immediately. Another disadvantage also stems from our often poor Internet connection, busting our productivity bubbles in a snap. In this post, I’m going to share with you my top three productivity killers and how I deal with them.

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July 2016 #OOTDS

Let’s a take a break from the travel posts (but I would still blog some more travel-related posts next week because I have some backlog stories to share), and talk about outfits! Haha.. I was (and still am) seriously considering converting this blog into a travel blog because travel-related posts seem to be the more popular posts. But I just can’t resist the temptation of posting outfit photos because outfit photos were the core and the backbone of this blog since its creation. I will resolve to publish only one #ootd post per month because, the truth is, I also don’t go out often. Continue reading “July 2016 #OOTDS”

Dinner at the Tiny Apartment

We have a tiny apartment — only 18 square meters. But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying other people’s companies. Most days, it’s just me and my husband, and before one year ago, it was just me. We have my family stay with us when they visit us from Siquijor (all four of them), we also have my cousins when they are here in Cebu, and we also love playing hosts to my husband’s family. At one point, we have had probably 15 people inside for my birthday party. How do you host a dinner party in a tiny apartment? Continue reading “Dinner at the Tiny Apartment”