Homespun and Fun
NUTTY  CHRISTMAS TREE

NUTTY CHRISTMAS TREE

Nuts make good craft materials. They're natural a...

 
A THRILL OF HOPE

A THRILL OF HOPE

Times are just a tad "normal" these days, so celeb...

 
FRESH EVERGREEN CENTERPIECES

FRESH EVERGREEN CENTERPIECES

My sis, Zita shows how to dress up your homes for ...

 
MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT

A candle is most meaningful among Yuletide decors ...

 
LADY

LADY'S BEDSTRAW- A CHRISTMAS STORY

My sis, Zita, loves to pick wildflowers in the woo...

 
TEA LIGHTS…NOT JUST FOR TEA TIME

TEA LIGHTS…NOT JUST FOR TEA TIME

Tea lights, like votives in church, always do thei...

 
CHRISTMAS TOPIARY

CHRISTMAS TOPIARY

The holidays excite the artist in my sis, Zita, wh...

 
MAGNIFICENT SCARLET JADE VINE

MAGNIFICENT SCARLET JADE VINE

Myra Nepomuceno's blue green jade vine is dazzling...

 
 

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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.