Homespun and Fun
ZITA

ZITA'S WINTER FLOWERS

In the stillness of winter, plants and trees turn ...

 
RHIAN

RHIAN'S CRISPY SHRIMPS/DRUNKEN SHRIMPS

Rhian Amores prefers to cook his own meals and pac...

 
ZITA

ZITA'S COOL BLUE DENIM APRONS

Oh, the staying power of denims! None of our cloth...

 
PHY’S SMOKED SHRIMP FRIED RICE

PHY’S SMOKED SHRIMP FRIED RICE

Fried rice comes to the rescue to make something a...

 
SUE

SUE'S DOUBLY BEAUTIFUL TEA ROSES

It's amazing when nature springs a surprise! It tu...

 
ZITA

ZITA'S ICE CREAM BOMB

Oh, the wonderful ways we enjoy ice cream- its che...

 
ZITA

ZITA'S DIY DENIM CROSSBODY BAG

As a wildcrafter, my sis Zita also loves to recycl...

 
PHY

PHY'S PHO

To Phy Encluna-Howe, eating healthy doesn't have t...

 
 

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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.