Had bouts with migraine the past two days. Just then, I thought of replacing our pillows. Can’t sleep with super thick pillow foams. I needed just the right amount of softness and thickness. As I was browsing the net for some great bargains, found this amazing deal at cashcashpinoy.com.
Will have to pay P1199 for the Uratex Senso Memory Queen Pillow for its actual retail value of P2400. Quite a great savings plus the fact that I’ll be sleeping comfortably. Nice
A week ago, I heard that my “suki” shop selling cheap household items and decorative pieces were closing down. The pretty owner which I had befriended already told me that they couldn’t afford the shop (a near-dilapidated old house near the public market) they were renting. It was decided that they moved back to their town.
Hence, there was an on-going sale til the end of this month. For my first haul, I got me this 4 “gold pots” for 25 pesos each. Honestly, I bought these pieces not knowing how am I gonna put them to use. I was just lured by the price
Dirty and dusty, I took them home. Even if the first one (on the left) looks too altar-esque…must be the “holy grail” ha ha.
Then, came with my free “abubots” in the house. Some dried DIY dried flowers (didn’t anybody noticed, I sooo loved them ) and ribbons…
Working out…not really knowing where my hands would lead me to…
…flowers there, ribbon here…Actually, this flimsy brown ribbon used to accessorize daughter’s debut cake last December. Sorry about the visible dirt…it came from a thrift shop
…more flowers and unused trinkets from daughter’s “kikay” box…
Wonder where to placed them…ah! The top of the pantry, perhaps…for now…
Call me a bad blogger. Due to other stuff, I missed out on last week’s WBFC. As always is my excuses: Too many blogs, too short a time. Hope the alibi sound sane to most mommies out there
For this week and the following week ahead, I am joining WBFC, in the hope of meeting more mom bloggers around the blogosphere and hope to enrich my “untechie” stuff through excellent moms out there. See yah around.
…then added pinky flowers around the candle for a more dainty look
This brown piece is another ceramic-design insulator which I happen to place a bunch of “Chinese incense” (?). Around 40 pesos per bunch.
And, here, in the front porch coffee table, I placedpainted DIY dried wild flowers in another insulator. Those two odd similar brown pieces were also another design.
To break the monotony of dark colors, I added a petite orange-y candle and assorted marbles on an unused ash tray. Finished off the thrifty decoration which sits in a “bilao” that used to be a take-out plate when ordering “pancit malabon”.
Last quarter of the year has arrived, and, we, Filipinos associate the beginning of the “ber” months with cooler winds and… CHRISTMAS. Yey!
Yesterday morning, I caught up a segment in ABS-CBN’s early morning show, Umagang Kayganda, a myriad of Christmas products on feature; different Santa Claus made of fiber glass (check on christmasfactory.com.ph site to see more), to nativity sets, candle holders and other holiday decors. Wow! Christmas is in the air.
I usually set up holiday decors few days after All Saint’s Day. I checked on the Christmas tree box and few garlands yesterday afternoon. Except for few pieces of lizard ova find inside the box, they were good.
So is this petite Christmas-themed dessert plate. I find this one buried under stuffed toys in the lad’s room. I had the free day decluttering his room during the long weekend.
Seeing this dish made me smile…The spirit of Christmas has awakened.
Storm damage got you down and powerless? Don’t become a statistic. The number one rule with power lines is to not touch them. Let the professionals take care of these potential killers. If you hear someone spouting the myths below, set them straight with these tips from NYSEG.com
Myth: Power lines are insulated. 90 percent of power lines are not insulated and even the ones that are could have lost insulation from a storm.
Myth: The line is safe because it’s not high voltage. Actually, voltage is not what will kill you, amperage will. It takes 1 amp to cause fatal heart irregularities. The average house has between 100 and 200 amps running through it.
Myth: A fallen wire will shut off. No it won’t because if it falls on a poor conductor, like asphalt the wire will not short circuit.
Myth: A live wire will make sparks when it falls. Not always. The line will spark when it doesn’t make firm contact, with firm contact it will not.
Myth: Wood is not a conductor. False, wood is just a poor conductor, but wet wood is much better so be careful.
Myth: Rubber gloves and rubber shoes insulate. Only if they are 100% pure rubber. Your typical cleaning gloves and shoes are mixed with cheaper materials and they can be conductors
Been to a friend’s house the other day. I saw her Chinese porcelain collection neatly arranged in a corner hutch.
Drooling. I say.
Ooopppsss! Contentment is the key to happiness. Had to remind myself of my personal mantra. Aye
Yes, anybody can be happy even in simplicity. Take this corner table. For one thing, the place/room (our living AREA 3) where it sits, is still lacking in colors. Unpainted walls, boring seats…that’s all is there to it, now.
Somehow, even simple things when observed by keener eyes can transcend elegance. Please, I beg for your indulgence But, this jar piece with embossed pink flower designs were living proof that elegance do not come with a heavy price.
Well-crafted piece. China-thingy. But, don’t get me wrong, not the one that sells on “bangketas” these days. I read in a site (forget to bookmark it, forgive my aging brain ) that, to know the quality of a glass or stoneware, real and good quality pieces make a nice somehow musical sound when slightly tap together. The hollow and broad the sound make, the poorer the quality.
I am not in any authority to say the authenticity of this stoneware, but the visible designs and the guarantee of the shop where this came from, it may not cost thousand bucks, but definitely, it’s a precious find.
This was part of the loot I purchased in 2000 back at Clark, Pampanga when shops were on a closing down sale.
Not without pricey porcelains? I am just as happy with my thrifted babies