Saturday, December 26, 2015

Vintage Design Candle Holder

Just recently, I tried to do arts and crafts by making a vintage design candle holder out of burlap and lace. I managed to find a burlap in one of the shops I've visited which sells native products and I suddenly thought of coming up with candle holders which I could design by using the said burlap. Needed to have something to accentuate so I immediately purchased few yards of white lace.  This is pretty nice to do as you will only need few materials. The only downside is that cutting burlap cloth is quite messy and attaching the lace to it required patience.  You can do it by using glue or by sewing it directly to the burlap. However, materials are not so expensive so it's really worth trying!

Used this for our dining table on Christmas eve and I love it! :)






Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Less Is More

Since I began adapting a bit of a minimalist life style, I tried to use durable but portable things at home.  I also began to sell all those unused stuff which are just lying around the house gathering dust. I love the feeling of seeing an open space with less clutter, only having the basic things that are essential for home use.  As of now, I have several units of DVD player at home which I like to dispose off.  We never use these anymore except for one that is a part of our home theater which I occasionally use f r tuning to FM in the mornings.  CD's and DVD's are already out these days as you could already download your favorite movies and music from the internet and store in a USB which is smaller and compact.  The advancement in technology really put us into great heights.  

Recently, I discovered that you can play guitar and jam online using an irig which you can attach to your favorite Apple mobile device.  It combines an easy to use instrument interface adapter with guitar and bass tone software for your Apple device.  How is that for guitar enthusiasts like my daughter Mika?  This is so timely because we just recently bought her a new Iphone 6. 

Oh I'm so loving the technology now, making us enjoy life more the easier way.


Monday, December 21, 2015

My New Purchase - 5 Pc Ceramic Pan Set

Recently, I've ordered a 5 pc ceramic pan set online.  I did not actually order this because I expect to cook a lot this Christmas but because we badly needed these pans. Our old pans are retiring and since I love to cook, I think it's just practical to invest on some decent pans.  Besides, I need the non stick ones since I need to organize my time and be efficient when it comes to tidying up the kitchen. Who would love to spend long time scrubbing a dirty pan?  No one!

I have chosen this 5 pc ceramic pan set due to good reviews I've seen from other buyers.  I always make it a point to read reviews before I buy the product of my choice since the downside of online shopping is that you don't have the opportunity to see the item physically.  





As of now, I have managed to use two of these pans and glad that it really served the purpose.  It's non stick really and very easy to clean.  The anti stick ceramic feature prevents food from sticking and let you enjoy your cooking without sweat.  It comes in 3 different sizes which is very ideal for different kinds of dishes.  I love that the smallest one is just nice for quick frying like eggs, hotdogs, pan cakes, etc.

I love these pans so much as these are light weight and very easy to handle.  It's bright red color also made these pans a decorative piece in the kitchen.   I just hope that this is durable as this I cannot attest to yet at the moment.  Overall. I am happy with this purchase.




Saturday, December 5, 2015

When, What and How to Renovate Your Home

Renovating your home can seem like a monumental chore that’s incredibly hard for the average person to deal with. Home renovations don’t have to be a nightmare and a headache all rolled into one though.

In fact, renovating your home can actually be a really exciting thing for a homeowner. Whether you’re looking to make your home better to boost the value or you simply need more space, renovation is an ideal option.

Use this guide to help you learn more about when, what and how to renovate. Without a plan, you’ll be spending time and money when you really don’t have to and blindly following those free quotes here links on the internet. 

Update Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the room you spend the most time in with your family if you’re like the average American homeowner. People just seem to congregate in the kitchen, likely because that’s where the food is.

If your kitchen is starting to look a little old though, chances are it is due for an update. Kitchen renovations can be expensive, but they don’t have to cost you a fortune.

Focus on improving things that you really can’t live with. Do you have Formica counters that have lots of knife nicks and cuts in them? Maybe your appliances look like they were installed in the 1960s – but not in a good way? 

Whatever your issue is, focus on small projects before you take on an entire remodel. It’s not always necessary to change out everything in your kitchen to make it more functional and attractive. 

Need More Space?

Many homeowners find that over time, the house they thought would always be perfect for them just isn’t so anymore. A lot of that has to do with the amount of people that occupy a house and total square footage of the home.

While adding on to a home isn’t something that is always possible, many people do have this option. How you do it is up to you though.

One of the best ways to add more space to your home is to add a second story if your home doesn’t already have one. By doing this, you’ll have several extra rooms to use for all sorts of things, including a home office or den.

Another option is to use part of your backyard if yours is large. Adding an additional single room can make your home more functional without a massive cost attached.




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

8 Stitch Lil Sew Portable Sewing Machine




I recently purchased this very cute 8 Stitch Lil Sew Portable Sewing Machine though Lazada.  I saw this on sale and I took advantage of the huge discount and the good reviews.  I long wanted to have a sewing machine because one of my frustrations is to be able to sew even simple projects for our home.  You know, simple stuff like pillow cases, hanging organizers, ribbons and other teeny weeny stuff for the kitchen. :)

This item was delivered very fast, around 2 to 3 days after I've placed my order online.  However, I need to request for a replacement since the item did not in complete package.  The foot pedal was not included in the box.  I've tested the machine though and it works perfectly fine.  In fact, I am already very excited to try sewing my shih-tzu's shirts but I have to patiently wait for the replacement unit. Alas after almost 2 weeks of waiting, I've finally received the replacement unit, now in complete package.  I've tried using it on the same day and wow in less than an hour, I was able to sew 2 cute shirts for my baby shih-tzu.  The machine works fine and I think it would be good for my other craft projects. I'm really really excited to do more things with this portable sewing machine and I would be blogging about my finished products here, of course.  Hope my machine would last long. :)

Till my next project!



Saturday, November 14, 2015

My Favorite Beef Broccoli



I love broccoli and every time I go to SM Supermarket, I never fail to buy a head of broccoli.  I used to cook this with beef.  Aside from the fact that this is a super healthy food, the dish is so easy to prepare and budget friendly as well.  A plate of Beef Broccoli normally costs me a little over a hundred pesos and it would be good for two persons already.  My secret to this delicious dish is the oyster sauce and fried garlic.  Both really add a great flavor to my dish so it's really super yummy.

My daughter who never eat vegetables would always try this dish, so I make it a point to cook this once in a while to have her eat veggies. 

Ingredients are so simple:

about 300 grams of beef strips
1 head of Broccoli
1 clove of garlic
1 medium sized red onion
two table spoons of soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1 tbsp of sugar
oil 
onion leeks (optional)

Procedure:

1.) Heat oil on pan, then fry the beef strips on medium heat.
2.) Saute garlic and onion. Set aside some fried garlic for toppings 
3.) Add two tablespoons of soy sauce and mix well.
4.) Add the sliced Broccoli, then add the sugar and oyster sauce.
5.) Cook over low heat and finally top with onion leeks and fried garlic.
6.) Serve with hot rice.
 
Bon Appetit!



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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