Archive for November, 2011
Yes, just as my son is pulling out the weeds last weekend at the backyard, find me this one ready for the thrash bin. This bunch, with its trunk had turned completely dried up. Few branches were still green, so were the leaves, but, no worries, in a couple of days, it will all get browned up.
I just couldn’t let the creativity boiling in me slips past my psyche seeing this “thrashable” weed…
Off it goes unto my working table…and, worked my hands to make it rounder. Secure loose branches with dark twine or the dried branches itself. See, how easy it is to form into a round wreath
Needed few trimmings to add life to it…Found me this white/silver gift ribbons and hot glued it unto the wreath…
Had to make few more ribbons…and add few more trimmings…
In less than 30 minutes, the wreath made of weeds were ready for display. And, because, our kitchen window went bare (after hubby thought the recent curtain I sew made our kitchen area too dark), it truly deserve this holiday treatment.
Not convince enough. I hang this old golden yellow valance to go with the wreath…
NOT SATISFIED WITH THE RESULT. It is a disaster. But, I never wanted to disregard the valance, so, I did a little twist on it. LITERALLY TWIST the soft satin fabric, tied it at both ends…VIOLA!
FINALLY! Yes, it is the same gold/yellow valance…Thought, it goes well with the DIY wreath…
This will be this window’s Christmas dress-up…
With gold/red/yellow trimmings…FINALLY!
This has been another budgeted DIY Christmas wreath. You might wanna check out this blue wreath made out of repurpose old Christmas tree. Decorating need not be expensive. There are stuff around which can be recycled. Creativity is all that is needed.
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This has been the old Christmas tree that I thought of repurposing after it has been sitting for long in the storage. We already finished doing garlands out of it, which had been placed as a window treatment
There’s more of the tree, so we decided to do a wreath…
Cutting …and, more cutting…(using pliers)…
Hubby find a wire and form it into a ring (12″ in diameter). And, twisted the greens unto it alternately…
Still working on a round wreath…”I say round, honey”
Hmmm, turning out well…don’t you think? Now, it is my time working on the table. Have to start placing on the trimmings…What shall it be?
Blue and silver paper flowers (store bought)…and ribbons of the same color…take a peek…hmmm…
And, finishing off with silvery balls…what else might be missing?
Think not of disposing old stuff. Resourcefulness and creativity is the key. Plus, lots of cutting and twisting…
Enjoy decorating this Christmas.
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How I wished there is a Black Friday here. Just when the hubs and me have ended with our “debate” over what to prefer; LCD or PLASMA TV set. Sans the power efficiency of Plasma (which is not that much) over LCD, I “coerced” hubby to go for the first because of the much lower priced over LCD’s. I have read quite few reviews, and banking on the much better picture quality that Plasma gives, and, again, the price, then, our war is settled. We can go for a big screen plasma.
We have surveyed the prices at few electronics shop in the city. Panasonic, LG and Samsung were the brands that carries Plasma. Most are LCDs. And,the biggest LCD available at the store is 42″. I am eyeing for much bigger, say 46″ or 50″. Whew!
Samsung seems to have the edge because it is the cheapest amongst three. Samsung’s 43″ Plasma cost 32k, while its 51″ Full HD and with Wi-Fi access is at 44k (at Philippine pesos). I fixated my eyes at the latter Then hubby suggested we looked for other shops. Hayzzz!
When would we have Black Friday shopping here in ‘pinas? When most major big retailers in the industry are upped with great deals hoping to enticed costumers to let go of their dough.
Look at Wal-Mart’s Thanksgiving Day kicked-off deals… “at midnight, the retailer said it will begin discounting electronics as well. Deals include a Samsung 51-inch plasma TV for $498 down from $649, a Kodak 14 megapixel camera for $49″… and more deals on toys, clothes and home accessories.
Awesome! I wished I could find that same $498 TV deal here, too. That could be half the savings for me.
Can someone bring that Black Friday shopping tradition here, too? :)
Hubby’s too old school when it comes to lots of stuff. I would always say, his ancient ways should be forever stored in Pandora’s box and shall never be unleashed. To the day we got married some 19 years ago, I never failed to discover uncanny things about him. For one thing, his razor is as old as our eldest. He would just carefully clean it out after every use. Washing and rinsing off and storing properly is the key why the razor last that long. It is his juju gear!
He may have bought few more razors but, he personally treasure the first one because as he would always say, the romance between his razor and his beard were undeniably the secret why he kept a smooth face skin. He gets razor burn. Yes. And, when he does, his old ways would surfaced again. He would try using petroleum jelly as he believed it would make the razor glide smoothly on the face area. And, when accidental bumps and razor burn sets in, the ever reliable baking soda is his hassle-free emergency treatment.
Did I say primeval practice? Aye!
The husband is just being too modest. Most of the times, when he needs to run because of his job on the power plant, there is always shaving stuff neatly arranged in one corner of our vanity shelf. That would include;
1. steel razor and blades. It always begin by choosing the reliable and durable gadget/tool.
2. shaving cream. Find the best shaving cream in the market. It is needed to achieve a comfortable shave.
3. moisturizer. Shaving can cause dryness. To close out skin pores and achieve a smoother and refreshed skin.
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Tempting. Indeed. Just when I thought of replacing our dwarf Christmas tree. This deal caught me by surprise.’ tis the season to celebrate a beautiful Christmas with family and friends.
Get a Delightful 6ft Pine Needle Christmas Tree and Celebrate Christmas with Splendor for P999 instead of P3000