Just had a spontaneous idea to make this lipstick stamped piece of “art”: because I got bored doing hand, feet, and potato stamped, why not lips-stamped? Also, I just got several new cheap lipsticks from yard sale during the Memorial Day weekend and I felt like to give it for Papa Ara because he’s been… Read More DIY Lipstick Art
As my fascination about postcards keep on growing, I was thinking to put it as a wall decor in my living room. So I bought a helluva 100 postcards package of Penguins classic book from Amazon. At first, it’s a bit tough to choose which vintage-look postcards that I want to be installed, because…. look… Read More DIY Postcard Wall
If you visit our apartment, the first thing that you would notice probably is our walls – that fully decorated with stuffs: pictures, paintings, postcards, kids’ arts, page from magazines – in every room. Sometimes it could be “too much” – I know: I like them all, but after almost three years looking at the… Read More Plate Walls
The last 4 months, I keep buying the same fruits for the whole family; apples, pears, oranges, and bananas until I realized one day, Geez! how could I eat these fruits with all the same colors (white, except for the oranges of course). I need some colors! (though I always have frozen blueberries and strawberries… Read More My Kind Of Rainbow
I always thought that I’m a cheap person, because I’m easily being content if I’m surrounded by, well…cheap stuffs that I treasure at thrift stores, yard/ garage/ estate sales, Craigslist, curbside, flea market, and the clearance section in every stores I visited. Not only to stuffs, but also to food: I’m cheap, my forever favorite food is Lotek (or… Read More Be Thrifty. Not Cheap.
I’m very new in this gardening thing. When I was living with my mom in Jakarta and with mother-in-law in Bandung, I was careless about taking care of their houseplants (I didn’t even pay much attention to watering them or whatsoever). Not until I live in my own place and along with my “nursing” instinct… Read More Indoor Houseplants
Lately I’ve been (very much) into organizing stuffs and home decor. I guess it’s one of the nesting instinct that the pregnant woman tend to do; Many pregnant women experience the nesting instinct, a powerful urge to prepare their home for the baby by cleaning and decorating. Or perhaps you’ll want to tackle projects you… Read More Bathroom Project: Filling Up The Wall
Did you know you can keep the white root ends from purchased scallions in a glass of water and they will regrow almost indefinitely? I tried this only for two weeks and it works! Got this tips from household weblog Homemade Serenity (via lifehacker): Just put the root ends in a glass of water and… Read More Regrow Scallions (Green Onion)
Today I got really angry to Azka because for the THIRD times this week he did some “artistic project” into the wall with his crayollas. But Ara said we can use a toothpaste to remove the stains. I’m not so sure about it. But I gave it a try…and voila! Within only 2 minutes the… Read More Remove Crayon Marks With Toothpaste
It is true what people said to me before I’m moving to US, they said “You’re going to enhance skills in many areas”; because everything related with service is so damn expensive, that way you want to do any possible thing by yourself – including to do a DIY haircut. I’m not talking about mine… Read More DIY Haircutting and Save Some Bucks!