Nov 1, 2014

It is my birthday month.

In a few days, I will be celebrating my 33rd year...  and somehow I woke up this morning with a feeling that I need to take the time to reflect on my life and how I would move forward.

And so, I decided that I will bid goodbye to this URL for awhile so I could start on a new project. Thank you for taking this journey with me. It has been a pleasure posting for you.

God bless!

Oct 6, 2014

I thought it would be nice to have a living thing inside the house as part of the decor but I did not want the usual fortune plants. So I started researching and found nice pegs all over the internet of the ornamental plant called succulents.

It was perfect for someone like me who do not have green thumb. It is very low maintenance as it stores water in its structure. 

I could not find online a store that sells it around the vicinity. I already asked hubby if there are any plans of us going to Tagaytay anytime soon. But I thought we could also swing by to some of the plant stores when we visit our folks in Cavite.

So we did! As a walk around the plant store I was a bit disappointed since I don't see one on display. But I showed this photo to the owner and asked just in case:

She happily said YES and ushered me to the areas of pots. I then saw a small part of the shelf containing a handful of succulents. I flashed husband a smile and declared that they have it! 

I bought just 3 types for Php 50 each and a couple of small pots. They transferred it from the plastic to the pots in no time. Yipee!!!

Mother Nature Enterprise
Magdiwang Highway Noveleta Cavite
Between Iglesia ni Cristo and Shell Gas Station

Oct 5, 2014

Finally, I spotted wooden stand in Papelmelroti SM Southmall. I also learned from the attendant their product called deco tile. It has a typography printed on a smooth tile and looks really nice. Too bad there was no bible verse available.

So this weekend, I thought I could get my crafts on! I printed out some of my IG Pictures and it fit perfectly with the stand for display!

Oct 4, 2014

In previous post, I mentioned about the verse under the clock which is called wall decal. A removable vinyl sticker that will not damage your wall (assuming the paint job is good).

So I followed several suppliers in FB but KT&T posted an update on their timeline so I decided to send them a message to inquire. After few exchanges -- design, payment and delivery, I got my order in practically couple of days. I wasn't sure how it will go so I just ordered more or less A4 size but I think if you own the house go big!

I unbox it and was pretty satisfied with its quality. But here comes the harder-than-I-thought part...installation! Well, the how-to videos on Youtube make it look easy (they also have one on their website). It was a bit tricky to make the design stick to the transfer paper so patience is a virtue but it was not impossible. But  once I had the design on the other side it was a breeze sticking it to the wall.

It looks like it was painted on the wall and kinda reminds me of my brother's black and white mural he did in the 90s for my dad's tailoring shop and up to this day it is still there.

KT&T DIY Creative Printers

Sep 27, 2014

Our contract already ended in the apartment building and decided not to renew it anymore for the 30 sqm, one bedroom space we are renting. So we prayed for new one within the same vicinity and most especially with a secured garage within our budget.

God is truly faithful! Hubby took a turn in a different street within the village rather than our usual route going out and spotted a 'House-For-Rent' sign. Returning from our errand, we came back to the place to inquire. The last thing we did before going out of the car is to pray "God, hanggang Php x,000 lang po yung budget namin. May your will be done. Amen."

It was a newly renovated up and down house with garage. A floor area of 65 sqm at the ground floor and the same upstairs with veranda. The price is a little over the budget but we negotiated and the landlord agreed to the amount we prayed for. Hallelujah!!!

Two-weeks later we already moved and our used to be all-cramp-up furniture can now breath. So much so that there are still a lot of space but I am holding off to any plans on buying new ones. Thank you, Lord for the smooth transition.

So my hubby did his SOP for security and functionality which I truly appreciate, talagang man of the house yan! Sobra kong bless to have partnership with him, for me na walang alam sa maintenance ng bahay. Kabit ng double locks, sabitan at curtain rods.

But after he was done, it was my turn to prettify our space making it cozy and homey for that wifey touch. So started researching for ideas and dami kong natutuhan sa contemporary home decor. 

Php 100.00 Throwpillow from Robinsons Department Store
Owl Figurines from Robinsons Department Store
Scented Candle from SM Home
St. Louise Curtain from Puregold Supermarket

I still have a lot of DIY projects in mind but for now, eto muna! I don't want to go overboard but it is making me excited but I am keeping in mind to be a wise spender.

Carpet Rug from SM Home
Chevron Throwpillow Cases from Robinsons Department Store

If you notice, there is a verse under the clock. It is a wall decal but I will blog about it the next time for details. 

We can now invite others for smallgroup (Bible study group) in our home. But more than the place, it is truly a vision for me. In our first night, we prayed our thanksgiving and was surprised that hubby mentioned that the place is suitable to grow a family.

I was overjoyed to hear it. You see, in my personal quiet time, I am seeking God for His will for us to have a child. Especially for me to have a healthy body to carry a baby and to be at rest in His promises. Talaga naman when I saw the second floor, it is suitable for us couple with a crib next to it.

Isaiah 54:2-3 
Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities.