I remember the first time we bought our house and the excitement that permeated my being during those weeks and months that my husband and I would shop for affordable contemporary furniture every weekend as we try to turn our new house into a home by filling the empty spaces, nooks and crannies with beautiful furnishings, modern design and unique pieces that reflect our personal style and needs. The experience was exhilarating and it was all we thought about day in and day out. We couldn't wait to finally have a home we can call ours and what better way to do that than by making sure that each piece we put in it is a mirror of ourselves, of our personalities, of our lifestyle.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
If you have ever been fortunate enough to stay in a fine hotel or upscale resort then you know that hotel style home décor is different than what you have at home – the luxury pillows and bedding enhance the experience and you leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and invigorated. With some savvy shopping it is actually possible to experience many of the best hotel amenities at home in your bedroom and bathroom for less than even the cost of one night in a luxury hotel.
Monday, July 2, 2012
The state of your plumbing should be taken seriously and when picking a plumber to have your whole system in their hands, it’s naturally very important to pick the right person for the job.
It’s easy these days to just fire up the laptop and click on the first plumber you find nearest to you but that’s not always the best option.
A good place to start is a reputable plumbing company or a name that is synonymous with good plumbing practice. These are often household names and by just typing plumbers or plumbing services into Google you will inevitably find some that you recognise.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Commercial buildings naturally require a lot of gas and electricity to keep their customers and workers contented, their environments attractive and their equipment in working order. Due to the fact that they require so much energy on a regular basis, gas and electricity companies can often provide services for cheaper rates than those who use energy in a domestic setting.
British Gas do their best to ensure that customers are completely happy with the service they receive, offering expert advice on how to reduce bills, and business solutions services designed to help company bosses reduce their bills and better their equipment, allocating a member of staff to each business wherever this is possible. This means that customers should never be passed from advisor to advisor, allowing the energy expert to get to know a business’s needs intimately, and giving company managers peace of mind when it comes to powering their business.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Refer to this post to know what you should do to prepare your mini pepper garden: How to Make a Mini Vegetable Garden
Refer to this post on how to plant your pepper or sili seeds (which is the same as how to plant tomatoes): How to Plant Pepper Seeds
Here's how my pepper plants turned out since September 18, 2011:
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
According to Wikipedia:
Kai-lan, also known as Chinese broccoli, is a leaf vegetable featuring thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems and a small number of tiny, almost vestigial flower heads similar to those of broccoli. Broccoli and kai-lan belong to the same species Brassica oleracea, but kai-lan is in the group alboglabra [Latin albus+glabrus white and hairless]. Its flavor is very similar to that of broccoli, but a bit bitter. It is also noticeably stronger. Broccolini is a hybrid between broccoli and kai-lan, produced by Mann Packing Company, Inc.
I shared with you before how I planted my Kailan seeds. Today, I want to show you that I've been harvesting kailan leaves for a few weeks now and it's been a staple in my diet ever since, together with my eggplant, my tomatoes, my kangkong, my okra, and even my sili (pepper). I'll soon blog about the dishes I made with it over at my food blog.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Although, I did have some hunches of why it was doing so. I planted 4 eggplants in one pot and I added a different kind of soil a month ago. Maybe that was contributing to this phenomenon. So I did further research and these are the things I found out:
Friday, February 10, 2012
Since I was kid, it has always been my nature to beautify my immediate surroundings. Hence, I had the best-looking room in the house, I always re-arranged our living room furniture, I made our house a lot prettier than its current condition. When I got married, I also carried this discipline with me even when we were just staying at my in-laws' house. I practically redecorated the place after my mother-in-law passed away.
Here's our house in Bulacan (2002):
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I've been busy with work that I seldom visit my mini vegetable garden anymore except in the morning when I water my plants so it was such a lovely surprise when I saw how many fruits they've been producing. I've actually been cooking my eggplant harvest almost everyday now and will probably be eating more of those the rest of the week, considering that I am running out of groceries.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The last time I posted about my eggplants, they were just tiny cute eggplant seedlings. I planted them together with my tomatoes and they ended up thriving more. I think right now, I have more than 10 pots of eggplant and not only have they started bearing fruits weeks ago, but those that first did have already grown their fruits so much that I already harvested one of them.
So how do you know when your eggplant is ready to be harvested? Here are some guidelines:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I am currently developing a vanity kit for my Frugalicious Essentials and first on the list is creating jelly soaps at travel sizes. Since I'll be gone this summer (I'm off to Bacolod first week of March then I'll be living in Siargao the next two weeks after that, then who knows where I'll be the rest of the summer, hehe), I want to make as many travel sized herbal soaps as possible, not just for my own personal use, but for other people as well who love to travel, swim, stay out in the sun and still be able to take care of their skin by using herbal and organic ingredients on their skin.
So this morning, I made my first batch of Sexy Bonbon assorted travel soaps. I'm waiting for them to cure and harden so I can introduce them on my Frugalicious online store.
I'm hoping to give away some of my soaps once I reach 100 likes on my page. So if you haven't visited my facebook page yet, please head there now and like it. You might just be one of the lucky recipients of my herbal jelly soaps!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
All my herbal jelly soaps have just recently hardened and are now ready for sale (yay!). I'm just finding the time to post all of them on my online store, The Frugalicious, where I plan to post not just the herbal soaps I make, but also my other trinkets for sale like frugal but quality apparel, handmade crafts, beaded jewelry and other homemade accessories.
Check out what I have there now: