Homespun and Fun
DIY ROSEHIP LIP BALM

DIY ROSEHIP LIP BALM

My sis, Zita, is in a groove, hooked on rosehips (...

 
EYE-CATCHING CHRISTMAS CACTUS

EYE-CATCHING CHRISTMAS CACTUS

Sue Tanada is repotting her Christmas cactus just ...

 
WEIHNACHTSGEBAECK (GERMAN  BUTTER COOKIES)

WEIHNACHTSGEBAECK (GERMAN BUTTER COOKIES)

Cookies are so versatile. Bake them plain, frosted...

 
PUMPKIN WELCOMING PARTY (Part 2)

PUMPKIN WELCOMING PARTY (Part 2)

Zita's fall decors include fancy pumpkins. They ar...

 
PUMPKIN WELCOMING PARTY

PUMPKIN WELCOMING PARTY

Zita scored fancy pumpkins and gourds after the su...

 
SWEET PERSIMMONS

SWEET PERSIMMONS

It was a day well spent for Connie Chavarria, pick...

 
TABLETOP FALL TREE

TABLETOP FALL TREE

Mold a tree from beautiful autumn leaves. It's so ...

 
SUE

SUE'S BANANA BREAD

Sweetish for a bread, and dense… not light, unli...

 
 

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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.