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”

P100 Teacup Flowers

 

My husband’s niece celebrated her 18th birthday and we decided to give her a “tea party.” Her favorite color is blue and hydrangeas (locally called “million”) were the only blue-colored flower we found when we went to the Freedom Park. We had a difficult time looking for hyndrangeas as they were almost already sold out, the day being a Friday (meaning lots of weddings to be held the following day). Good thing a kind flower vendor allowed me to buy three bunches of hydrangeas for P30 each bunch. I gave him a P100 bill and asked him to keep the change, which meant I paid P100 for these flowers. Continue reading “P100 Teacup Flowers”

Up Up and Away Hot-Air Balloon Table Centerpieces

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Today, I am now halfway done with another set of centerpieces for my friend’s daughter’s first birthday. My friend has been urging me to make this a business, but I am not inclined to follow her advice because my main motivator in making things is when they are for people I love. It’s been almost a year since her eldest daughter’s Up, Up and Away second birthday party and I still haven’t shared here the centerpieces I made for Mia. Continue reading “Up Up and Away Hot-Air Balloon Table Centerpieces”

DIY Make-up Brush Cleaner

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Today is another long weekend (or the end of another long weekend) in the Philippines as we celebrate Heroes’ Day. Be your own hero by taking the time to clean your make-up brushes, using materials easily available at home, and your skin will thank you for it. Continue reading “DIY Make-up Brush Cleaner”

Inexpensive Facial at Home

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Fridays are most people’s “last day of the week,” and by this time, stress from work and life start in show in our physical appearance. By Friday, I am often sluggish and wanting to gulp down more than my requisite cup of coffee, my hair dry and itchy, and my face oily and blotchy, add to that break-outs when it’s near “my time of the month.” Aside from the physical appearance, my mind usually wanders far on Fridays. Oftentimes, my mind wanders to my bed or a beach in our province. Work and our everyday activities take a toll and they often appear in our face. In order to de-stress myself, I find time every Friday night to perform a “facial” ritual that won’t hurt the pocket. Continue reading “Inexpensive Facial at Home”