Homespun and Fun
HOMESPUN HAPPINESS

HOMESPUN HAPPINESS

Handmade is special! It tells a story of time, eff...

 
ZITA’S DOLLED UP PUMPKINS

ZITA’S DOLLED UP PUMPKINS

Zita is crafting away to decorate her home. She lo...

 
CHICKEN KIEV

CHICKEN KIEV

Gita likes Alton Brown’s (of Good Eats) take on ...

 
VALENTINE CAKE LOLLIES

VALENTINE CAKE LOLLIES

Say “I love you” the homespun way. Zita shows ...

 
SAVE THE MARVELOUS MONARCHS (Part 2)

SAVE THE MARVELOUS MONARCHS (Part 2)

It doesn’t take an expert to help save the monar...

 
SAVE THE  MARVELOUS MONARCHS (First of 2 parts)

SAVE THE MARVELOUS MONARCHS (First of 2 parts)

Fittingly, the monarch butterfly is the face of No...

 
SMELL THE BLISS

SMELL THE BLISS

How can one resist smelling flowers, with gardenia...

 
BACALAO

BACALAO

Bacalao is Spanish for salted cod. This tasty fish...

 
 

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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.