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Monday, June 27, 2011

The Rainy Weekend.

How was your weekend everyone?  It was a rainy weekend in Manila and we're just thankful that typhoon Falcon has left the country already.  Glad everyone is safe and dry.  Caught up with reading (maybe I'll do the review on a separate post) over the weekend, and played a lot with our house guest CHIQUI!  Yup, she's here with us, and this is the longest stay so far.  We're already falling in love with her.  Have a good week ahead!

I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Flowers, Fleurs, Flores.

'Thought it would be nice to share with you some of the photos taken by my daughter Bianca during our Baguio trip last weekend.  She likes taking photos of flowers and she's actually good at it! And while I was browsing the album, I just realized that I am a flower person!  There's a lot of it around the house, in print, in different texture and material.  Take a peek of what I found around my home!  The photos on the left are Bianca's snapshots.  Enjoy and may this post bring you a little bit of sunshine amidst the rainy weather we have been experiencing this week (in Manila!).
My DIY clipboard with botanical print.   Embroidered bed linen from Vietnam.

Wooden bucket that holds the TV remote control.  My favorite lamp by Anna Chandler.  (Remember my very first post?  This lamp is part of my collection of her work.)

Bianca's current bed cover, flowers, bees and butterfly print from Ikea.  Another Ikea find, big throw pillows on the TV couch.

My pretty rosette pillow from British India.  One of my Singapore souvenir...antique red Tibetan cabinet that houses candles, and other home decors.
Would you say you're a flower person too?  I know some find it too girly but I think it adds prettiness to any corner of the house, be it in print or fresh cut flowers.  

I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Wishy, Washi Tapes

My pretty washi tapes with my handmade pompoms.  And yes, i love my cake plates and I use them for anything.  You will find them all around the house!

Japanese tape.  Fabric tape.  Cotton tape.  Printed tape.  Fancy tape.  These cuties got all these names, but they really are called Japanese washi tapes!  Aren't they pretty?  They come in a wide variety of colors and prints.  When I first saw them in a blog, I 've googled them and found them here and here.  (They're expensive though!)  But I just got to have them.  And I was lucky because around that time, Bianca, my daughter was in Japan.  Talk about perfect timing!  What's the next best thing that happened?  Of course you guessed it!  I asked her to get me some and like a good daughter she always is, she got me 7 rolls of washi tapes!  And I was a happy mama! :-)

I use these tapes on almost anything, on my board, to seal envelopes, to post reminders, etc.  Because they're made of fabric, they don't destroy the paper and they stick on fabric as well, just like the dish cloth I covered my mood board with.  (See photo above.)  Are you beginning to like them too?  I bet you are!  Or maybe you have your own collection already?  Tell me about it, I would love to see yours.

Oh..its  Friday already!  Yay!  And double YAY, because it's a long weekend!  And the family will be up to something really exciting!  Happy weekend everyone!

I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunny Thursday

My current favorite song!  Such a perfect company for a Sunny Thursday like today!  I can't help but smile while listening to this song and feel so blessed!  "Give me, give me, what I want...I want sunshine!"  I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do!   Snapshots from my garden this morning...

Water globes!  The perfect company for water plants!

Quiapo water plants...prettifies the garden!

What makes you smile today??  It's almost weekend...and it's long weekend!  Woohooo!!!

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Hello!  Are you still there?  It's been a looong time!  What have you been up to?  As for me, been busy with i.m.home  and there's another one coming up but I can't reveal just yet.    Anyways, I missed blogging, and surfing the blogland.  I have not read my favorites for quite sometime now! But the urge to write kicked in, as soon as I received my new book!  Yay!  Thank you Amazon!  I've been patiently waiting!

DECORATE is co-written by Holly Becker of Decor8.  She is my all-time favorite blogger and  her blog was actually one of my inspiration in coming up with my own.  I admire her passion for design and blogging.  She writes in a way that is so casual and yet, inspiring and motivating for  (relatively) new bloggers like me.  I wonder where she gets her energy as she travels around the world, and yet is able to make her blog so personal.  She is an amazing lady!  So in case you haven't checked her blog, which may not be the case because Decor8 is super popular, please drop by and be inspired with her posts!  And be sure to check on her book too!

Decorate is fully packed with photos that will make you swoon and for sure, you will be itching to start fixing an area or two in your own homes!  I love that the authors included floor plans of the featured area, which is very helpful in visualizing the layout of the featured space.  I've finished browsing the whole book and now I will go back to the first page and devour every page, making sure I don't miss any detail.  This is a must have book for people who love to decorate.  And one last thing why I adore this's very real, it speaks to you and make you think of the pieces, small treasure, souvenirs, etc,  that you already have and how to create vignettes that will give warmth and soul to your space.  All the featured homes have their own personality and are actually "lived-in", unlike some decorating books that contain perfectly done, made-up spaces that seem to tell you "I'm all for show..."  So don't delay anymore, get a copy of DECORATE now and be a fan!

And if you got a copy already, which part of the book is your favorite?  Tell me about it.  Mine is the section on Attention to Details.  Those small details really make the difference!   I would love to hear your thoughts!
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