This site hopes to help us get through those trying times and smile despite it all. The things featured here wish to inspire you to look at brighter side of life. From basic DIY, arts & crafts, food, health, beauty, fashion and great stories about love and friendship, you’ll see that no matter what life brings, you can… Continue reading About this blog
Thank you for dropping by. My name is Rez, a mother, daughter and a friend. I live in Manila, Philippines and I’m an aspiring DIYer. I learned to love painting and refurbishing stuff whilst on my recovery from depression. It helped me face the world again. I still continue to take care of myself. Each… Continue reading Hi there!
Hello there! It’s a lovely weather in Metro Manila today. Google says it’s 28ºC perfect for a walk in the park, dip in the pool or to run around with your dog. 😁🐶 Here’s a photo taken from our balcony at 7:30am today, not too hot yet. It’s a perfect time to water my super thirsty… Continue reading Painting a Laminate Dresser
I am very new to painting furniture, there’s so much to learn, but that wouldn’t stop me from sharing with you what I know so far. I am also a believer that you learn best while doing it and by getting hints and tips from others. You’ll also find details on the basic tools, products I used… Continue reading DIY: How-To-Paint Furniture
It’s been raining in Metro Manila and it’s so tempting to stay in bed and read a good book. I recently bought a very nice one – Falling Leaves. I got it from Book Sale for only over PhP 100, hardbound, and in excellent condition. It’s written by Adeline Yen Mah and I’m dying to… Continue reading Home Fragrance by Shanghai Tang
If you follow my Instagram posts, you may already have an idea of the mini-project that my son did recently. It is a movable stair stepper for a bunk bed that badly needed some TLC. We wanted to add some wooden brackets to support the steps because it started to break already. We also asked… Continue reading Arts and Crafts for Kids (Part 1)
I know weeks have passed since Coldplay’s concert here in Manila but I still can’t get over the awesome music and visuals they’ve shown. The led lights, the crazy Xylobands/wristbands that glow in sync and most of all the amazing fireworks that inspired me to jump endlessly despite my tired feet. 😃 Inspired with that,… Continue reading “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones, and I will try to Fix You” – Coldplay
Happy Easter to All! How did you celebrate Easter? A typical Filipino family would have been able to hear mass, dine out and/or watch a movie. Boss Baby is already out last Saturday (15th April) in Manila cinemas by the way; I’ve been waiting for this movie since they released an ad early this year.… Continue reading Overworked? Read this.
I’ve recently seen the movie “Mothers and Daughters” and it was spectacular. It depicts the cheery, loving and also complicated ties between mothers and daughters. This made me reflect on my very own relationship with my mother, and the kind of mother I am to my child. I was abandoned by both parents, under different… Continue reading “Mothers come in many forms”