Homespun and Fun
ROUSING DAMA DE NOCHE

ROUSING DAMA DE NOCHE

Dama de Noche, also known as Night Blooming Jasmin...

 
CONNIE

CONNIE'S GARLIC BUTTER PRAWNS

Prawns are delish and so easy to cook too. Connie ...

 
VALENTINE FLORA

VALENTINE FLORA

Plants have become all-occasion gifts that express...

 
SORE THROAT TEA HOME REMEDIES

SORE THROAT TEA HOME REMEDIES

How we, in the tropics, wish for the cool Amihan n...

 
GITA

GITA'S HOT AND SOUR SOUP

Soup is considered gentle food- soothing when one ...

 
HEART TOPIARY

HEART TOPIARY

The heart icon is a universal symbol used most pop...

 
BAKED SUSHI

BAKED SUSHI

Baked Sushi takes the guesswork out of cooking Jap...

 
CHRISTMAS ROSE WITH STYLIZED GARDEN DECOR

CHRISTMAS ROSE WITH STYLIZED GARDEN DECOR

Christmas Rose is the only flower in Northern Euro...

 
 

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Be inspired!

We aim to spark creativity through tried and tested ideas from friends who share what they do best.
Be inspired with family recipes, arts, crafts, and gardening projects for fun and profit.
Because working from home need not be a chore.
Be dynamic and productive as we engage, reinvent, and stretch ourselves.
We'd love for you to share your ideas too.

About the Author

Joy Manalac is a writer with an extensive background in Marketing Services and Communications. She studied Communication Arts at St. Paul College Manila.

She wrote the corporate stories in “Simply Delicious,” the 50th anniversary cookbook of Liberty Commodities Corp. In 2016, this bagged 1st prize in the “Gintong Aklat Awards ” and 3rd prize in “The International Gourmand Awards," likened to the "Oscars" for the food industry.

She likes to write short and crisp lines, taking to heart her late Dad’s advice to write simply. What she loves most about writing is the cadence. As a tip, she suggests for writers to find their rhythm. There is melody in the play of words and phrases – the pace, lilt, and sway that lend music and grace.

Joy loves to tinker in her garden that needs a lot of tending. She enjoys the company of school chums who are keen about plants, coffee, and cakes. She takes inspiration from two spirited sisters, Monica and Zita . She can cook with a cookbook on hand and can craft with just enough nudge from Zita.