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Oh Such Happy Colors and My Recent Fab Finds

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Today is exactly my 37th week of pregnancy and that means I’m already full term. I really hope we can see our new bundle of joy next week.  So, exciting!

And since there’s a new girl joining the family soon, I really want to inject more bright colors into our home. And now having a balance in gender (2 boys and 2 girls) means I can add more pink, coral and orange. It’s taking me quite slow to achieve though because I don’t go out a lot and it’s hard to find fabrics with the colors and patterns that I want. That’s why I was so glad when I found these cute and really cheap throw pillow covers in Landmark Department Store more than a month ago.

Also, in the picture are three of my fab finds. I wanted to add greens in the house but I still don’t have the guts to go for live ones for fear I’m gonna kill it again (waste of money). Artificial ones from the malls cost P3,000-4,000+ each. Uh, no thanks! So when I went to Mandaue Foam (Quezon Avenue Branch) after our Tagaytay break to buy a rug, taking advantage of their annual sale, I found this artificial plant for P1,500 with 30% off. I bought it without second thoughts since I already scored the bamboo rug (160 cm x 220 cm) for P1,750.00. I originally had a budget of  P3,500 for a jute rug which I was waiting to be on sale in Landmark, but now I know better. I’m going to wait for Mandaue Foam’s sale so I can buy a rug for the dining room and Bryce’s room and more artificial plants for our house.


By the way,  the native pouf was from Silang, Cavite. If you are on your way to Tagaytay, you surely wouldn’t miss the stores on either side of the street that sells reclaimed woods and antique furniture. Keep on the watch for this store on the left side of the road (on your right if you’re on your way back to Manila). It is the only store (I found so far) that sells banig ottomans, basket and bags. I asked for the store’s name, but unfortunately, I forgot. It’s no use though even if I told you the name because it wasn’t displayed on the store anyway. Just keep your eyes open if you want to buy one. I bought the medium one for P700 (haggled from P750).

Anyway, here are some interior pics with such happy colors. I wish someday we would have a sun-filled house so I can have white walls and plenty of brightly colored furniture and accessories to go with it.

happ2Have a happy, colorful weekend!

Weekend Fab Finds

Did I tell you that I recently started obsessing over the color Turquoise?

For the past years, my signature color was Yellowgreen/Lime because it kind of describes me well. It’s not a color that people usually use so it takes a bit more guts to use such loud, vibrant color (not the pale, muted tone of course.) I wanted something that screams. Something others would think twice on using so Lime was the perfect choice. But lately, I have been seeing a lot of yellow greens so  I think it is now time to move on.

Now, I want something cool, laid back, breezy, beach-like, light and bright like this picture of my son in Boracay. I was never a fan of blue but when mixed with green (old love from lime days),  it seems like we’re meant to be!

Since my color palette for redecorating our house includes Turquoise, I’m now in constant hunt for fabulous turquoise finds. Here’s what I’ve achieved during the weekend so far.

From left to right:

1.) Designer fabric (Sugar Pop by Liz Scott) for P150/yard from Market!Market!

2.) Stretch Fabric for P200/yard from Market!Market!

3.) Turquoise and yellowgreen placemat for P21.75 from Landmark Department Store.

4.) 1″ velvet ribbon for P26/yard; 1/2″ ribbon trim for P6/yard both from Carolina’s Megamall.

Here’s the close up of the stretch fabric. #inlove

I already have projects lined up for these babies and I can’t contain my excitement anymore. 🙂