Saturday, May 7, 2011
It's the digital era, we have our mobile phones, laptops and other automatic things that tell us what date it is today. So why put an effort to manually change the date in a calendar? Well, for me, adjusting the date marks the start of my day and reminds me of my goals/things to do.
Read on to see how to make this wheel-o-calendar using scrap materials. :)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Organize your papers, magazines, catalogs and others with this do-it-yourself magazine file!
I love collecting all kinds of papers, from colored papers to catalogs. So it's very important for me to organize these collections on my table or inside my cabinet. This is perfect for your office or study table because I'm sure you have a lot of scattered papers! You can even hide a magazine or a book for your break during work hours.
Read on to see how easy it is to make this. :)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I love shows that feature interesting homes. It makes me want to have my own house, owning 3 or more, so I could have different themes for each house (daydreaming)! Well, I wanted to be an architect wishing I could create different structures that I like, but I eventually didn't choose that path. But when I saw World's Greenest Homes on Discovery Travel and Living Channel (TLC), it made me think, what if I pursued architecture? I'll say I'd specialize in building eco-friendly structures.
While I was watching an episode, it made me think that eco-homes are feasible in the Philippines. We only have the wet and dry season so we don't need to worry about building a heater for the floor to warm our feet and such. Installing solar panels and the collection of rain water in homes are already big help. Using recycled materials for the home structure will save you the cost and still serves its purpose. Who knew car tires could be recycled and could look like slate material? There are already a few architects here who had built and are building green structures, which is a good thing. They should venture more into these kinds of projects and recommend it to their clients. However, building an eco-home should be quite an investment because eco-friendly doesn't only mean recycling, but also using natural and renewable materials. But hey, it's a good investment for the future which will eventually cut down your expenses and help save the environment!
Watch the show and you'll realize how inspiring it is! The show proves that being eco-friendly doesn't always mean looking recycled or junk; eco-friendly can also be beautiful!
Catch it on TLC every Sunday 6:00-7:00pm.
Replays on Wednesday 10:00-11:00am and Sunday 12:00-1:00pm
Monday, January 24, 2011
We have so many rolled up papers here in our house, from gift wrappers to blueprints, that I get irritated whenever they are just stashed inside our cabinets. I couldn't see which wrappers or catolina we still have and ended up buying new ones. Since I love organizing things now and then, I decided to have a container for our rolled up papers. Before, I was thinking of buying the container but when I saw the empty TV box outside our room, I knew it was calling out for me to do another project.
So, here is my Wrapper Box inspired by a circus. *play music: Circus by Britney Spears* I was actually singing the song while I was putting the stars :)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I have TONS of papers here at home from all the photocopying I did in college. I keep them because I can still use the back page for scratch. Sometimes, I find the letter-sized papers too big for writing just a quick note and then after, they are already scattered everywhere on our table.
Around 3 years ago, my sister saw this padding glue at the Office Warehouse and I loved it! It made our study room tidier and the fun of tearing the paper off its bind is a plus too! No more scattered loose papers all over!
So for my first entry, here is an easy do-it-yourself memo pad using your scratch papers.