Homespun and Fun
DAINTY OXALIS

DAINTY OXALIS

Flowers can brighten any garden. My fave, oxalis t...

 
QUICK ‘N EASY ALMOND LYCHEE

QUICK ‘N EASY ALMOND LYCHEE

These homestay days, shopping needs to be done in ...

 
PHY’S  QUARANCHILL KIELBASA PASTA

PHY’S QUARANCHILL KIELBASA PASTA

As Director of a logistics firm, Phyliss Encluna w...

 
CORNY YET SEEMINGLY GOOD

CORNY YET SEEMINGLY GOOD

I can’t wait to try my college classmate’s ori...

 
FOREST  CRAFT

FOREST CRAFT

My crafty sister, Zita, has an eye for upcycling. ...

 
ITALIAN EASTER BREAD

ITALIAN EASTER BREAD

Zita bakes this special bread for Easter Sunday. I...

 
HYDROPONIC CUCUMBERS

HYDROPONIC CUCUMBERS

Through hydroponics that does away with soil in gr...

 
GREEN GIFTS

GREEN GIFTS

To upcycle, Zita turned her glass vases and jars i...

 
 

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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.