Changes to This Blog..

I know I dressed up again, but yesterday I had the itch to go browsing for some new themes and found this theme to be fresh, clean, loads fa... thumbnail 1 summary
I know I dressed up again, but yesterday I had the itch to go browsing for some new themes and found this theme to be fresh, clean, loads fast and easy on the eyes. Ok, I'll admit that I picked it simply because it has purple all over it :)



So, how do you like it? Feedback, comments, critiques are very welcome. I know, for the past year, I had been entirely focused on my other blog - Pinaywifespeaks. Though I still posted here occasionally, it lacked personal tidbits like what I had been posting the first year of this blog. I decided to change that so expect some more personal quips from me aside from the home, home decor, home trends posts.

Aside from the theme, I am also in the process of changing the blog categories. I realized its all getting cluttered and time to get organized. Sometime last year I made the decision to have this blog focused on home and living, but all my previous posts will remain. So, the categories will be more on Home, Home Decor, Home Organizing, Home Trends, Home Furnishings, Garden and Outdoor Living..

I am also seriously contemplating purchasing a domain and using it with this blog. I am apprehensive though if it would affect the site's page ranking.. I still would be using blogger as the blog platform but I'll use the custom domain option. Would that have any changes? Do drop me some thoughts about this for those who have tried this already..

More later..

Eco-Friendly: Rush Ottomans

From one of my favorite online stores featuring eco-friendly products - GAIAM . Made of renewable, grassy textured plant fiber and with an e... thumbnail 1 summary
From one of my favorite online stores featuring eco-friendly products - GAIAM. Made of renewable, grassy textured plant fiber and with an espresso finish. Fiber is tightly woven around the durable frame with a light cushion on top.

This would make a fab addition to any room not to mention the additional seating you'll have. Perfect as a foot stool or as a side table. Comes in sets of 3. Small: 8"H x 10" diameter
Medium: 12"H x 14" diameter. Large: 14.5"H x 17.5" diameter.

Also available in natural finish..

Sensuously Elegant Fin Armchair

Fanciful yet sensuously elegant. 'The Fin' designed by London based design duo Daria Piasecka and Nora Voon Armchair. It's an ov... thumbnail 1 summary
Fanciful yet sensuously elegant. 'The Fin' designed by London based design duo Daria Piasecka and Nora Voon Armchair. It's an oversized, luxuriously comfortable, sensuously curvaceous lounge chair upholstered in velvet and adorned with sensuous aqua and green feathers.



This made-to-order luxury chair is available in brown, burgundy, charcoal, grey, mustard, turquoise. Visit Vivre for more details.

Fab Home Decor Find: Silver Vertigo Vase

Elegant. Avant-Garde. Words that came to my mind when I saw Andrée Putman's 4 Rings Silver Vertigo Vase. 4 silver rings sensuously hugs ... thumbnail 1 summary
Elegant. Avant-Garde. Words that came to my mind when I saw Andrée Putman's 4 Rings Silver Vertigo Vase. 4 silver rings sensuously hugs the base of the elegant crystal vase. Made of Christofle silver and crystal and available at Vivre.

Fab Home Decor Find: Oriental Rug Stair Treads

Tired of your bare and not-so interesting stair-case? Then this one would add some pretty-factor and warmth to your stairs. Designs inspired... thumbnail 1 summary
Tired of your bare and not-so interesting stair-case? Then this one would add some pretty-factor and warmth to your stairs. Designs inspired by Oriental carpets, colors in warm tones, with woven of plush, durable polyester with non-skid latex back.





You can tack it or glue it easily and it will also act as protective layer to your stairs. These pretty rugs are available in 7-Pcs. Tread Set and in Burgundy, Ivory and Navy. Check it out at Brylane Home.

Fab Home Decor Find: River Stone Mats..

Want to add some natural flair to your home? Found this Ochre River Stone Mat over at Viva Terra , and I just love its neutral colors plus i... thumbnail 1 summary
Want to add some natural flair to your home? Found this Ochre River Stone Mat over at Viva Terra, and I just love its neutral colors plus its functionality. Its made of smooth river stones and assembled together then securely attached to a weather tough backing.




It'll make a fantastic addition next to your doorstep and more so to a bathroom. I'd personally love to rub my feet over that! Available in Ochre, Multi-Color, Black, and White

Groovy Times Square Station 42nd Street Chair

Hip and definitely groovy! Hand-crafted from Boris Bally's art studio. Each chair is hand cut and edges shaped and filed- the bends are ... thumbnail 1 summary
Hip and definitely groovy! Hand-crafted from Boris Bally's art studio. Each chair is hand cut and edges shaped and filed- the bends are done carefully. Plus each item is dated and bears the designer's signature and no two chairs are identical. All designs are inspired by New York MTA signages and graphics.


These funky chairs are available at NY Transit Museum Online.

Locker Finds and Ideas

Looking for wood lockers ? Though most of us would think that lockers are mainly used in gyms or as school lockers . And most would not cont... thumbnail 1 summary
Looking for wood lockers? Though most of us would think that lockers are mainly used in gyms or as school lockers. And most would not contemplate adding lockers as a storage cabinet in a home. But personally I find them very appealing especially if you have limited storage space.

You can add some lockers in your garage and since these have lots of compartments you get to have a lot of storage space for the clutter without the storage occupying too much space. You can have one customized or these can even be ordered online. I surfed around and found MoreLockers.com to have a good range of standard lockers, vented lockers, stadium lockers, and locker accessories. Do check them out if you are on the lookout for good quality and affordable lockers.


I also saw some vented box type lockers which will be perfect for organizing the kids sports equipments, and crafting tools. This is also a perfect way to teach them how to organize their things by themselves. An added plus is that most lockers can be ordered in different colors so go crazy with mix and matching them to your storage room's color theme. Or its also a great idea to order a plain white locker then decorate them as you please. 

Akari 2A UKAI Lamps

Add a little of the east to your home with these reproductions of Isamu Noguchi’s iconic paper lantern lamps. These exotic looking lamps fea... thumbnail 1 summary
Add a little of the east to your home with these reproductions of Isamu Noguchi’s iconic paper lantern lamps. These exotic looking lamps features iron, bamboo, and handmade Japanese paper with a replication of Noguchi’s classic graphic design.



Isamu Noguchi, a renowned artist and designer was called upon to help revitalize the traditional craft of paper lantern making. Items are available at Japan Trend Shop.

Mini Designer Chair Collections

Do you get frustrated when you see a fabulous furniture and you simply cannot have it? You either don't have the budget for it (its ridi... thumbnail 1 summary
Do you get frustrated when you see a fabulous furniture and you simply cannot have it? You either don't have the budget for it (its ridiculously expensive :P) or you don't have any space for it..I always have this frustrated feeling of not getting my hands on some really unique furnishings. And some nice, ingenuous people made owning those must-haves possible - but only in miniatures! Sets of 1 1/2 scale models of modern designer chairs we dig so much.. I so love these and would definitely be making the effort to collect this!

Mini Designer Chair Collection 1

Mini Designer Chair Collection 1

Mini Designer Chair Collection 1



Mini Designer Chair Collection 2
























Beddings: Nourish in Grass and Nourish in Amber

Don't you just love nature themes? I love flowers, greens and I also go for the soothing colors of nature and earth. These Inhabit Livin... thumbnail 1 summary
Don't you just love nature themes? I love flowers, greens and I also go for the soothing colors of nature and earth. These Inhabit Living beddings I think are really suited to what I want. Soothing colors of green, chocolate and white for their Nourish in Grass Bedding Collection and the warm, cozy earth colors of taupe, amber, chocolate and white for Nourish in Amber Bedding Collection. The designs are just right, not too much explosion of colors, not too much clutter of flowers, just right to make it so soothing to the eyes..

Inhabit Living's Nourish in Grass..


Inhabit Living's Nourish in Amber..



Makes me want to snuggle all day..

Pottery, A Buy It or Do-It-Yourself Decor Idea

One of my mother's hobbies was to collect pottery. She used to travel a lot and would always bring home a pot or two from her travels. W... thumbnail 1 summary
One of my mother's hobbies was to collect pottery. She used to travel a lot and would always bring home a pot or two from her travels. We had this all over the house and they really did provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to our home. They also make great conversation and central pieces. Guest would ask about where it is from etc..Pottery also goes well with indoor plants and makes the room a lot more cozier. People usually associate pottery with country home decor but with the variety of available designs in the market, there are already choices for those with modern contemporary home decor, those with oriental themed homes and more.

If you want to decorate your place with pots, then you can either buy it or make it yourself. Of course, buying it would be easy and its particularly interesting if you travel a lot. You can scour unique pieces from place you go and before long you can amass really interesting pottery pieces. You can also buy from your local shops or online.

But if you are the artsy crafty type and would like to venture into a new hobby, why not make it yourself. This way you'll be able to decorate your home with personal pieces. Ones that would showcase your personality plus pottery also makes excellent gifts to friends. You can take pottery lessons or you can follow guides, from books or even demos online. They thing with creative crafts is that, the pleasure of crafting comes more from trials and errors, the process of making and learning the craft. So you must have the interest as well as the passion to get into crafting hobby like pottery. Pottery can be a very satisfying and who knows, you might even profit from your new hobby.


To get started, learn and research on the basics. You'll also be needing pottery tools and I've been browsing online and saw AMACO/Brent carrying a really good collection of materials and resources online. You can find sculpting compounds, lead-free glazes and underglazes, pottery wheel clay, clays, kilns, other finishing tools and supplies like texturing tools. Basically, all things you need to get your pottery making started. 

You can also find a wonderful collection of pottery books, videos, even T-shirts! One of the best features of the AMACO/Brent site is their social network site where you can meet and share ideas with fellow crafting enthusiasts.

Image Credit: AMACO/Brent



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Hip Moroccan Leather Pouffes

I just love this! Beautifully handmade and embroidered leather pouffes. These are some great additional seating for your living area. Or add... thumbnail 1 summary
I just love this! Beautifully handmade and embroidered leather pouffes. These are some great additional seating for your living area. Or add some in your bedroom and use it as your footstool. Or in your TV room. Each leather pouffe has been stitched and filled with polystyrene balls.









It's durable, functional ,will definitely add color and an exotic Moroccan touch to your room. Found this at Graham and Green. Go check it out!

Spice Tower - Kitchen Organizer

Love to cook? I do and I love buying spices and experimenting with them. They tend to accumulate and before long there are lots of small bot... thumbnail 1 summary
Love to cook? I do and I love buying spices and experimenting with them. They tend to accumulate and before long there are lots of small bottles around my kitchen filled with spices. When its cooking time, I have a hard time finding which ones I'll be needing. This would be a perfect solution for kitchen diva's out there who are looking out for a spice rack/organizer.


Wrapables' Spice Tower is self stacking, and interlocking bottle design while it keeps your spices in safe place, organized and stacking them high means you save a lot of space in your kitchen counter. It comes with six acrylic spice bottles with removable sifter lids, plus two extra sifters with smaller holes if needed. Also included are 48 pre-printed and 6 blank spice labels.

Cute Animal Memo and Photo Clip Cable Organizer

Isn't this adorable? A great gift to your kids. Get them to organizer their stuff, hang this on their rooms and place notes here or phot... thumbnail 1 summary
Isn't this adorable? A great gift to your kids. Get them to organizer their stuff, hang this on their rooms and place notes here or photos. Hang it in your kitchen or maybe your office area and it'll be a great place to hang your to-do list. Available at Wrapables.com.

Video: Home Decor Trends - Asian Style

Get one or two home decor ideas and latest trends from this great video.. thumbnail 1 summary
Get one or two home decor ideas and latest trends from this great video..







Antique Red Upholstered Cushion Storage Bench

Functional, compact and decorative. That's how I would describe this American Mix Antique Red Upholstered Cushion Storage Bench. Its cra... thumbnail 1 summary
Functional, compact and decorative. That's how I would describe this American Mix Antique Red Upholstered Cushion Storage Bench. Its crafted from rubberwood solids and cherry veneers and features a red antique finish. Its a storage bench has a cushion with red and white striped fabric. Includes wicker storage baskets.

Definitely a space saver!








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Wooden Kitchen Items

I love kitchens and I just love shopping for kitchen gadgetry. Though I'm hardly an expert cook, but I like my kitchen to be equipped wi... thumbnail 1 summary
I love kitchens and I just love shopping for kitchen gadgetry. Though I'm hardly an expert cook, but I like my kitchen to be equipped with the best that I can afford. I guess, having the right gadgetry just inspires me to cook more and experiment more with different cuisines.

Browsing online shops for things I would like to buy is one of my favorite pastimes and home/kitchen accessories are among those I usually search for. One of my favorite sites for kitchen gadgets is jk adams. Here you can find items you will be needing for your kitchen. One of my picks and I've also written about it before already are their good selection of jk adams wine racks. My husband and I have a good collection of wines and the organizer in me wants to give them their own special place and these wine racks just does the trick.

Another great find at jk adams would be their wooden items like their jk adams cutting boards, knife storages, spice racks, pot racks and more. This is really one place to look at if you are wanting to have your kitchen accessories at the same time you want to have all kitchen clutter organized. Another particular favorite is their hanging pot racks. Keeping all pots in one place and making it easy to reach when you need it too..

Video: De-Stress Your Mess

Check out this video for some tips on how you can de-stress and rejuvenate at home. Easy feng shui and reorganizing tips. De-Stress Y... thumbnail 1 summary
Check out this video for some tips on how you can de-stress and rejuvenate at home. Easy feng shui and reorganizing tips.





Modern Swing Arm Wall Lamps

Add these on your bedside or on your favorite seating area and it will surely add some mood and cozy atmosphere to your room. These plug-in ... thumbnail 1 summary
Add these on your bedside or on your favorite seating area and it will surely add some mood and cozy atmosphere to your room. These plug-in style swing arm wall lamps are an ideal lighting for a reading nook or a room where you don't want too much of overhead lighting. Easily installed, just attach lamp to wall and plug into any standard outlet with provided cord.


also available in other shades..

also available in other shades..

also available in other shades..










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