DIY PLANT DECOR (FOR TINY SPACES AND DOLLHOUSES)

Many of you asked how I did our plants for our dollhouse. And really, it’s very easy! I’m not the type of DIY-er who takes a lot of time and effort to create something (that would be crafters and my husband) – i’m all for quick and cheap solutions that would add quality to our home. Are you ready to find out? It’s simple, really. All I needed were the following: small pots (I got these from Taiwan and have […]

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PRACTICAL LIFE: A (FUNCTIONING) TODDLER KITCHEN

Sharing our kitchen setup for our toddler. My mom bought the Ikea Play Kitchen for my son, and we have turned it into a functioning one! I put it right beside our home’s actual kitchen. Our kitchen has no more space for my toddler’s child-sized kitchen, but we also use that kitchen by placing a stool if he wants to work on our counters. He just keeps moving that stool around to get what he needs. When it comes to […]

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DIY: OUR ART CORNER AT HOME (FOR ADULTS)

Many of you have asked about this wall in our home. My husband was the one who installed this, and because he does not like drilling the walls as much as possible, I’m happy to report that this could be done using only command hooks (browse HERE)! So this is what the BEFORE looked like. My sister let go of her DIY chairs (they painted it and had it reupholstered), and we got it from her. I love the look […]

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RECIPE: VEGAN BANANA OAT PANCAKE

Here’s an easy-to-make pancake. But before I share the details, let me say that this will not taste like the Pinoy pancake we grew up with. Typically, for many of us, the pancakes taste sweet. Putting any sweetener of your choice here is optional. Also, I won’t be putting the measurements because we just played around with it. Haha. INGREDIENTS: * Banana (mashed) * Oats (rolled, processed through a food processor if possible. if not, it will still work) * […]

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RECIPE: FRIED CAULI RICE WITH SALTED EGG

My husband gave me a bouquet of veggies for Valentine’s Day. Why? Because I don’t like cut flowers (so he never gave me real cut flowers) and we are vegetarians! It was my perfect excuse to make cauli rice. See, I love the idea of cauliflower rice – it’s low carb, healthy, and normally really good in taste. BUUUT…I cannot justify eating it everyday because really, in Manila, cauliflowers are expensive. Even at its cheaper range (like PHP 50-70 per […]

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RECIPE: VEGAN ARROZ CALDO (PORRIDGE)

Hello! I often get questions on what we eat at home, so little by little, I’ll be sharing Daday’s Recipes here. We are not fully vegan, but have been vegetarian for about 10 years now. Here’s one we love eating at home. It’s also only the dish where we use white rice instead of our usual (red or mountain rice). My son learned eating through baby-led weaning (BLW), so he only got a taste of this breakfast porridge long after […]

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GROSS MOTOR MOVEMENT TOOL: YOUR GOOD, OLD LADDER

Gross Motor Skills — I cannot even begin to stress how important it is to allow a child work on this (For a quick read on what they are and why they’re important, click THIS). By nature, they know. They know they need to move in all sorts of ways (from walking to running to skipping to moving side to side to…falling, yes falling!) so that they can acquire the skills necessary for their own development, and sometimes, as parents, […]

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QUICK DIY: LIGHTBOX TABLE

I’ve always wanted a lightbox table, but my husband hasn’t found time to make one. In the meantime, I brought our container from IKEA (that I bought with this DIY lightbox in mind) and did an easy, quick DIY lightbox table that we could bring with us anywhere anytime. MATERIALS NEEDED: Frosted Container/ Box (ours is from IKEA, you can check their containers for their Trofast/ Flisat line). You can also use glass if you’re comfortable with glass. A camping […]

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OUR CHRISTMAS SHELF 2018: EASY-TO-SETUP ACTIVITIES FOR OUR 2-YEAR-OLD

Our Christmas shelves are up in time for December! These are the activities I put on our 25-month-old’s shelves based on his current interests and skills. Hope this inspires you to observe your child and follow his/her lead, too. I put 2 years old on the title in case that’s what you’re looking for, but really, each child is different, with different interests and skill levels, so hope these give you an idea on how you can present your materials […]

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OUR CHRISTMAS SETUP 2018

Year 2018. My son is now 2 years old. 25 months to be exact as I write this. Last year, I decorated our home for Christmas by following his lead. This year is the same – but with a few changes and additions depending on his current interests and skills. If you want to see how I decorated last year, go HERE. Our living room looks similar from last year – still a fun game in the middle for everyone! […]

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