Upcycled Project: Rustic Dining Table

Hello, Hello… Let me tell you a story: When we moved here in our crampy apartment, our downstairs neighbor was a Father and Son tandem. The Son has Asperger’s and at first it was horrifying because he was screaming a lot and I though when he shouted “I will kill you” or something violent, I…

Inspiration: Rustic Dining Table

Hello, Hello… It’s quite humid here in the Philippines. Surprisingly, I like it. A few more days and I’m back to reality. I am just glad that things are falling into place. I miss Mr. P every single day but these are minor sacrifices we need to do just so we can achieve something better….

Upcycled Project: Weave Baskets

Hello, Hello… Last week was a blur.  If you follow us on instagram, you probably already know what we’ve been up to. One of my biggest achievement was to organize a Birthday party for Mama Pacita. She’s my Mother’s eldest sister who stepped up as our second mother. She and her Husband, Papa Vi sent…

Inspiration: Weave Basket Decor

Well Hello there… As you know, Philippines is vast and generous with its natural resources. Growing up, we had weave products and capiz windows and hand woven cane chairs. Until now I am absolutely enthralled by those pieces. Here are some of the inspiration I gathered for my next project: west elm the land of…

Charcuterie: New Found Love

Hello, Hello… As I mentioned a few days back, the Hubsy and I are obsessed with Charcuterie. We started our first charcuterie on this restaurant called Cheese Plate a couple of years ago. We loved it. The presentation was awesome and the waiter was knowledgeable. Then they closed. Summer last year, the Hubsy and I…

Inspiration: Charcuterie

Well Hello there… Year 2017 was the time Mr. P and I started our Summer tradition of Charcuterie.  To those who are not familiar with this term (as I was before…) let me share this with you: Charcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word for any smoked, dry-cured or cooked meat. This category includes favorites like…

Upcycled Project: Watering Can (Vintage + Restore by K)

Well hello there… If you follow me on: IG—> Mrs. Pennypincher FB page —> Mrs. Pennypincher You probably already know that I am in my home country. You probably have seen gazillion places and possibly met some of my friends. I will be back home soon and promise to show you our 1st major Project…

Inspiration: Watering Can

Hello… It’s been a week since I arrived here in my home country. It’s always a pleasure to visit and bond with family and friends. Seeing old friends and making new ones… A few years back, my Soul Sister told me that I am no longer the same person, my eyes no longer has the…

Upcycle Project: Statement Wall (part 3)

Hello, Hello… Today is just another chill day here in my home country. And because, it’s just “chill day” let me share a few more photos of my crib in New England. I know, I know… It’s just been a few days and I already miss my Big Bebe, Mr. P. We are absolutely pulling…

Upcycle Project: Statement Wall (part 2)

Hello from the tropical island of Philippines! It’s been a super-duper busy day! Don’t worry, I don’t have a jetlag. Only people who doesn’t travel much get those. (kidding…) Truth is, I have “carcolepsy”. Put me in a moving vehicle and in a few minutes I’m asleep. Mr. P during travels is not a sight,…

Upcycle Project: Statement Wall

Hello there… This post is the first of a 3-part project solely devoted for my Apartment Wall. Please believe me when I say, brace yourself for the RAW-ness of this post. Sooooo,  I have been for the longest time staring at my “BLAH -of-a-wall” and I must admit, It does not feel alive. There is…

Inspiration: Statement Wall

Well Hello there… This is where I am right now. I am scared. I am scared of mediocrity. I am fearful of stagnation. I am in terror to plateau… I have always thought that people can always reinvent themselves. We only have one life, but in this lifetime if opportunity does not knock we need…