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”

P300 Flower Arrangement

It is not a surprise that once in a while I would indulge in a post solely about flowers. I have always loved flowers, especially because my grandmother grows lots of flowering plants in her home. When I do my weekly groceries shopping at the wet market, I often make sure to buy flowers to brighten up our tiny home. To inspire me, I browse the net, most especially Pinterest, and look through florists’ websites, like BloomNation (a website for florists that offers flower delivery) and magazines. Continue reading “P300 Flower Arrangement”

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”

Impromtu Table Setting at Grandma’s House

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My grandmother is an unbelievable hoarder. I know that’s very typical of most women (and most grandmothers) who find use for even the oldest and most dilapidated can or bottle in the house. My grandmother never throws things away, and it’s impossible to start a conversation with her on purging. Purging is not in her dictionary. Often times though, my grandma’s being a hoarder is put to good use, especially when it comes to impromptu events when we need to set her table for guests — even if it’s just family.  Continue reading “Impromtu Table Setting at Grandma’s House”

Garland Using White Plastic Flowers

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After my first DIY post on floral headbands, I  got obsessed with making paper flowers and pinning floral headbands and garlands at Pinterest for inspiration. I was on the quest for a durable flower garland that I can let a friend wear for a maternity photoshoot. A garland that’s lightweight and holds its shape despite being packed with other photoshoot paraphernalia. I finally found the flowers I was looking for at the home department of a local department store — in the form of plastic flowers. Continue reading “Garland Using White Plastic Flowers”