Time flies so fast and its now just a little more than a month before Christmas! And Christmas, being the season of giving and sharing makes us open our homes to our friends and families. I expect to have lots of parties and to be invited in lots of homes too! So this early, we are already getting our house ready for this occasion. Since we have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas, we are planning on inviting my sister's family to stay for the holiday. And to prepare, we are thinking of re-painting the house in a festive yellow color to make it look extra alive and clean. We don't think we need to replace our sofa because we just bought it last year. Maybe we will just buy a coverlet or have it re-upholstered, depending on the budget. We are also thinking of getting new carpets to accent our living room. Good thing I saw this great sale where you can Get $100 off carpet today! And I can choose from a variety of design that will showcase my home. I am so excited to be getting new carpets and I know my house will look wonderful, homey and ready to receive my family and friends.
October 30, 2012
October 16, 2012
October 15, 2012
Its a Fruit Bouquet! And my boss got one last week and shared some with us! Sorry, but I only got a photo of my pineapple and not of the whole basket because it was almost finished when I got there, ha ha ha.
October 14, 2012
These are just two of the glass containers I have on my table at the office that I am going to recycle. The round container was sent to me with thank you flowers for an event where I helped at the registration. And the slim glass container was for olives that my office mate brought. I am thinking of making them into plant holders, like the one below. The glass container was from a wedding invitation of a friend.
I am just looking for the right plant to put something on it but I will surely post a picture o the finished product. See how recycling can be fun?
October 10, 2012
My mother-in-law showed me two Meralco bills this morning: one for our regular monthly bill and the other for the additional bill deposit that they require us to pay by November 1. We looked at each other and I know that we were thinking the same thinking: 'Is this for real? Where will I get the money for this when this is not in my budget?' After hearing on the news this morning that Meralco bills will increase due to the generation charge, this bill deposit will make a big dent on my budget. I am still waiting for the latest development and hope that the ERC will somehow stop the collection or ask Meralco to make a monthly staggered collection.
October 7, 2012
My friends and I were sharing horror stories of our home improvement experiences over brunch this weekend. Ana had her house painted, and it chipped and cracked after less than a month. Rhea had her roof repaired and it leaked just last weekend! And the leak almost made the whole ceiling collapse. And I told them about the time when we had our floor tiled and some already got chipped even before the whole floor was done. They had a hard time looking for their contractors to have the job done all over again. And aside from spending more, the time and effort spent in home improvement is indeed an investment. It really is not easy to make home improvements especially when you are working on a tight budget. I told them that I am saving up to have the floor tiles changed and that I am looking at various flooring choices. I am thinking of getting ceramic tiles and my friends agreed with me that it is a good choice.We also discussed getting wooden floors, carpets or vinyl and it was a morning well-spent talking about home improvements. I love how I was able to catch up with my friends and learn new improvement ideas at the same time!
October 5, 2012
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