Friday, August 27, 2010

The One About the Yummy Popcorn

When is popcorn at its yummiest?

When it's FREE!

I just won two tubs of Southern French Herbs and Cream Cheese-flavored popcorn from a food magazine!

I never get to win contests all the time so you'll have to understand my being overjoyed. :)

Munch! Munch! :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

The One About the Vintage Recipe Binder

Remember my last post when I shared some vintage photos? Well, I took inspiration from those pictures and made this:

I made a vintage-themed recipe binder!

I enjoy cooking and I happen to have loose clippings of recipes from magazines, newspapers, and the internet. I've been wanting to organize them for some time now. I got myself a relatively inexpensive binder and sought out some nice vintage pictures.

This is the cover up close.

Real recipes are on the cover.

A vintage-drawn homemaker making magic in the kitchen

I just had to include this picture as it had vintage written all over it!

This is was the original image I got from the internet.

I wasn't too happy with it so I tweaked it to look like this!

I have just finished doing only the cover. I have to work on the contents but, for sure, vintage is the theme that will resonate throughout the whole binder. I'll post more pages soon!

Happy crafting! :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

The One About Meow and Yum

I grew up watching musicals. My mom brought me to watch My Fair Lady starring Lea Salonga at the Meralco Theater when I was in sixth grade. From that day on, I got hooked. Most people are always on the lookout for the upcoming movies; I always find myself on the lookout for the upcoming theatrical productions.

My family and I saw Cats: Now and Forever last week at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Watching how every cast member perfectly executed the graceful moves of a cat brought me back to my ballet days. A particular highlight was when the musical's iconic Memory was sung not just by Lea Salonga but also by a foreign cast member -- in Tagalog! The Tagalog lyrics were supposedly lifted from a poem by Pete Lacaba, as I have recently learned.

The play deserves two thumbs-up! And if I my mom made lihi to mussels while she was pregnant with me, Cats: Now and Forever gets that extra thumb up as well. :)

On another note, all that shopping at Forever 21 (have you seen my paparazzi photo yet?) have paid off:

All for free from Pizza Hut, thanks to my superb card-swiping skills!

Meanwhile, take a look at these vintage images:

They've inspired me to pursue a new craft project. Wait and see. :)