Homespun and Fun
GINORMOUS MONSTERA

GINORMOUS MONSTERA

"Monstera" is derived from the word "monster" – ...

 
DIY PIZZA

DIY PIZZA

Create your own pizza at home with your fave toppi...

 
UNSUNG DANDELION

UNSUNG DANDELION

For all its benefits, the dandelion gets a bum rap...

 
JUST RELISH IT!  POMPANO WITH EGGPLANT RELISH/GREEN MANGO SALAD

JUST RELISH IT! POMPANO WITH EGGPLANT RELISH/GREEN MANGO SALAD

Pairing off your main dish with a relish or sauces...

 
GITA

GITA'S CREAM OF CORN SOUP

Easy can be so satisfying as Gita's Cream of Corn ...

 
UPLIFTING PLANT ARRANGEMENTS

UPLIFTING PLANT ARRANGEMENTS

Zita was so delighted when she received this Easte...

 
TINAPA FRIED RICE

TINAPA FRIED RICE

Tinapa, with its tasty, smoked flavor, lends an in...

 
MOLO SOUP

MOLO SOUP

Molo soup, a Pinoy classic, is believed to have or...

 
 

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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.