DIY: Gatsby Project

The last but not the least to look back before 2016 ended are the 1920’s/Great Gatsby-inspired headpieces I’ve put together for a few of my colleagues in the office for our yearend party.

This was my first time to accept orders to create and play around. Most of them are based on my officemates’ image pegs from Pinterest and Google  and the likes.

So here are the 3 weeks worth of stress and fun combined. 🙂

And on the party day itself, I managed to take some shots of my models for the night, including myself who only wore a simple piece after I got overwhelmed with the pretty big ones I’ve just done! ^_^ I hope you are enjoying these ones too.


DIY: Flower Power Part 2

I was hesitant to make this one as I only had little time and it was a little busy at the office.

But I hopefully had pulled it off as my close friend wore it to their Coachella-themed Christmas party.

Here is my 3rd flower crown decorated with beads. I didn’t want to over do and thought simplicity should do it. What do you think?

DIY: Flower Power

Happy 2017!

Before we move forward to the best things this year, I wanted to look back on the little happy crafts I’ve done before 2016 ended.

Back in September 2016, I’ve helped out a close friend make her own unique flower crown to be used for their pre-wedding shoot. So since I’ve got  a thing for fabric flowers, I’ve suggested nothing else. 🙂

This is the 2nd flower crown that I’ve attempted and successfully done (I think) hehe. The first one was for my little sister’s wedding. I just assembled the plastic/synthetic flowers she had back then.

For my friend, she bought synthetic leaves and a simple flower crown from craft stores, and we used extra fabrics she also used for her bridesmaids’ headpieces to create different fabric flowers to assemble on the crown.

And this is how it looked on her on the pre-wedding shoot. Her HMUA if you’d like to know is a cousin of hers – John Fredson Maratas who you can contact through facebook account here.



Smells Like Vanilla

from the day jerome and i started dating and even now that we’re married, he has constantly put a smile on my face even in the most simplest little things or words… and especially on days when i think the world is against me ( yep, we all get crazy like that)

and today’s one of those days i turn my face like this     ^_^

i like the smell of vanilla, we sometimes buy those christmas-tree-shaped vanilla-flavored room fresheners but they don’t last for days so we don’t feel it’s “sulit” so we stopped buying them for a long time now.. but suddenly today (after buying stuffs for our print shop) he decided to get us an electric fragrance diffuser and i went all excited only to find out they cost higher than we hoped, my heart was a little crushed and agreed to just probably get those cute burners instead..

but few minutes later he realized he can just make us one! 🙂 so we ended up buying a candle burner, a tiny bulb, bulb holder, fragrant oils (lavender and vanilla, yey!),  and we have extra wires at home so now this costs 50% less than the ready-made one at the mall!

while i love DIY-ing stuffs to make them very personal, he likes DIY-ing mostly for practical reasons haha

so we are now going to be sleeping in vanilla fields (and lavender on other nights  *_*)

sweet dreams every one!






Flashback Friday

i found this draft post from april 2014 that i never got to post and i wonder why hehe
just some fun moments while working on our diy favors for our wedding last december 2013
i love putting personal touches to any events, i just love diy projects!

Flashback Saturday: DIY Obsession

I love Do-It-Yourself stuffs. If I think I could mimic and create the things I adore most in stores, magazines or wherever in the wide network sites, I’d try to make time to do these crafts on my low days. They’re like therapy. They make me happy!

My DIY accessories started when I joined my elder and little sisters in Manila because they were both already into it those days. They like sell them and all. My elder sister January taught me how to make them pretty little earrings and bracelets and necklaces, and even until now I search for how-to-do-them videos on youtube and even by just looking into photos in sites like Pinterest, everything in Martha Stewart’s site, and other Google images. 🙂

One of my other DIY loves include the idea of putting personal touches on your own events like weddings, birthdays and other parties – like maybe a farewell party? I go crazy over beautiful and pretty dessert tables or dessert buffets. I even have a board on this at my Pinterest account because they make me smile (aside from the fact that they make me crave haha).

In connection to that, and since this is a flashback post, our ate January spent more than a month vacation just last December and when it was already time for her to go back to New Zealand, I wanted to make sure we’d do something special (aside from the many special times we spent on those days 🙂 ) and so the DIY-obsessed side of me got expose (I think). And since it was still just right after new years and we’ve like eaten around in Butuan City already, we decided to just have a little Despedida party at home. I think there were a lot of ideas playing in my mind but because of the limited time already I only managed to put up a mini dessert table (and grabbed the cakes from the fridge haha – oh and our little sister Johanna added the Toblerone touch).

Our DIY Farewell Desert Table :) What do you think?

Our DIY Farewell Desert Table 🙂 What do you think?

And then the feast started right after the pictorials so here’s a peak of what happened then. 🙂

Our little sister... ooops I mean Ate January :-p

Our little sister… ooops I mean Ate January :-p

Ate January with our little Joseph Julian

Ate January with our little Joseph Julian

with Mama and Papa

with Mama and Papa

with Mama and papa (serious mode)

with Mama and papa (serious mode)


Julian leading the prayer before meals *__*

Julian leading the prayer before meals *__*

And so it begins ^_^  My big and little sisters :)

And the rest is history ^_^; My big and little sisters 🙂