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This is the easiest DIY, ever!

The pallet was used for my daughter’s birthday Sweets Corner — just 10 DIY steps.

First, you need a pallet — of course!

Good if you can buy at bargain price.

Better if given to you free.

Best if someone sent you goodies — in a pallet crate!

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Second, lean it on the wall — that easy!

Between 1st and 2nd, remove the parts you do not want — like boards and nails.

Use hammer please!

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Third, add table and chairs.

Mine were vintage and junky!

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Fourth, add on other props lying around the home.

A frame,  2-tier holder, and a vintage carousel horse are good for me.

Hammer not included! I used it for the nails where I hanged the frame.

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Fifth, make pompoms and hang them.

You will love the pallet for making it so easy to tie the pompoms.

But you have to decide beforehand how many pompoms you need — because making them can be addicting!

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Sixth, add flowers.

No need to buy vases when you have empty beverage bottles.

Notice the trimmings? Those are pompoms scraps.

No need to throw them yet. Just scatter them on the table — because you are the boss!

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Seventh, add more flowers!

Horse charming got to offer some flowers to the Princess.

And look after her crown while still sleeping — shhh this is a surprise party that the Princess wanted us to prepare.

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Eighth, don’t forget the sweets.

Because the pallet backdrop is for Sweets Corner!

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Ninth, show off the pallet backdrop.

Be sure that it is in the back 🙂

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Tenth, add the sweetest.

Count the fingers — except those that form the binocular to see you.

The sweetest Princess turned six!

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Now back to the pallet. I do not see its life ending yet.

As is, I have some more things to hang and change them as frequent as I like without worrying on nail holes.

I could paint it. Distressed it. Remove the paint. Paint it again. Whatever.

How about you, what would you do with it? Aside from throw it 🙂

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Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. – Proverbs 15:30

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There is a growing appreciation for handmade goodies, crafters and artists all throughout the world. I, for one, am a fan because I know there is much love woven on each piece.

Last June 15, I was able to check the Future Market in First United Building — thanks to the local organizer 98B COLLABoratory! Thanks for the fun-filled day! I was glad to interact with crafters and artists — couldn’t do that in malls with mass produced items. And so I am day dreaming to be part of Future Market — not only as buyer but as seller as well!

It was cool checking the cool stuff created by the cool crafters and artists. Yes, too much coolness – and warmth too with the pre-loved and vintage items!

Here are the few that I captured with my phone…

Manila

What immediately came to mind was ‘gates to hell’ — Dan Brown’s reference to Manila in his novel Inferno. And I laughed for so many reasons, including thoughts about Dan Brown 🙂

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Art prints

The artist is a retiree from the corporate world — and so I bought two for my two girlfriends.

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Button Magnets

Button magnets by cool ladies — and so I bought ten for my crafty daughter.

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Whimsy Spider

Still from the cool ladies — we have live spider though at home.

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Cloth bags

Handy cloth bags — I bought one not only to contain my purchases for the day; not only because I know it’s not easy to sit all day waiting for a customer but because…

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Tutu Bag

it’s a happy picture 🙂

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Map Art

Art in the map — I bought the one with ‘imagine’  on the hat because I like the old map, the ink, and the word!

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UVLA

Cool robotins from UVLA but I didn’t bring one home with me — my boys only say cooooool for Ironman and Transformers.

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Vintage tray

This tray is what I took from UVLA — aside from the bits of rust I gave in for ‘Raindrops on roses…’ and other simple things.

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Collector's items

There were collector’s items such as old magazines, old coins…

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Vintage bottles

old bottles…

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Vintage Radio

vintage radio and I’m not sure what…

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Vintage books

Vintage books — I bought Jose Rizal (His Exile) copyright 1958 for Php20.00 (half dollar). And bought too Huling Hudhud with interesting photos and poems written in Filipino.

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Bargain Books

And there were pre-loved books and these two at Php49.00 and Php99.00 were good reasons enough to bring home. And to share some nuggets (not the mc nuggets because Michael Pollan won’t like it):

“It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.” – from Food Rules.

“The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches.” – from The Quotable Walker.

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Black & White Manila

Framed black and white photos of everything Manila. I was tempted to buy the photo of City Hall’s clock because I passed by it every day of my college years going to Intramuros but instead decided to take the shot myself — getting personal.

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Hey Kessy

Hey Kessy (seller of washi tapes) was there but unfortunately the ‘tape measure’ print I’m looking for is not available — it should be my little surprise for my fashionista daughter who tries her hand on sewing machine.

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Spiked Bag

And so I bought this spiked cloth bag for my daughter. How each cone was formed, stitched, and attached to the bag is awesome — I know it is awesome because my daughter shrieked when she saw it!

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Spiked bags by worm

Cool spiked bags in different colors by Clint of W.O.R.M.S. – Wearing One Really Makes Sense.

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Yoga Necklace

Artwheel has sculptures and accessories made of wires. The yoga man came home with me — he can do sun salutation and other poses because he is wired to do so 🙂

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Wrecked shorts

Wrecked shorts — no need to bring one home. My daughter has wrecked more than enough. I think it’s about time that she sells too 🙂

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Manila the city

The best part of the day was when I joined this group by Project Manila and made something of my own to be part of…

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labyrinth

this labyrinth. It was good. Walking around here. Connecting to oneself. Even for a few moments.

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Bent and perfect

You are perfect! Believe me, perfect does not necessarily equate to flawless 🙂

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She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. – Proverbs 31:13

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The Popcorn in Us

11/14/2010


 

'Go out on a limb'

Bear the heat

and expand

pop pop pop!

Let the ideas out,

plain or flavored hot.

pop pop pop!

Chew it and have some fun

like how you deal with some.

pop pop pop!

Identical popcorns, found one?

We’re one of a kind that’s why.

pop pop pop!

Ready the popcorn

for the movie of our lives.

pop pop pop!

How’s the movie show?

Plain? Salted? Buttered?

pop pop pop!

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I will come up with this notsooriginal quotes!

Today I am I, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Ier than I!

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind need to sharpen their mind.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more you know that you have so much to know.

A person’s a person, no matter how lame the excuses.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, that’s the exercise of the mind.

So much for that silly quote. Here’s something really awesome that Dr. Seuss will approve of — Cat in the Hat and Grinch nail art!

Cat in the Hat and Grinch nail art

Check the how to’s of this nail art by the lovely lady in Furry Fury Nail Art.

That’s it. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because…I said so.

Thank you Dr. Seuss…sneeze!

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green salads with DRESSing

WARNING!!!!

This is a DESPERATE ATTEMPT to combine food and fashion!

If you want to check what is this all about

and who suggested these veggie, fruit and pie idea for dress style

please check comments on my previous post

TOFU WITH ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM.

This is more of an encouragement to Melissa,

the fashion designer, to come up with book on veggie fashion.

For now, please be contented with my sketches

but the recipes in here are all from the experts.

Check it on these links and enjoy cooking with fashion!

ESCAROLE SALAD WITH APPLES & PECANS BY MARTHA STEWART

CREAMY LETTUCE SALAD FROM GROUP RECIPES

BANANA SPLIT BY RACHAEL RAY

GRILLED BELL PEPPERS FROM FOOD.COM

SWEET POTATO PIE RECIPE FROM ALL RECIPES.COM

cool, hot and sweet STYLE

Ladies, I know this is not what you imagined it to be,

I just want you to know that I value your comments and suggestions.

So here’s my flavored THANK YOU!

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