DIY: lego piñata

As promised, here is a step by step images of how I made the two-compartment lego piñata for MasterD’s birthday.

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I used four small boxes, two for each compartment.

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Put one box over another, like so, then tape together.

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Tape the two compartments together then cut a flap opening at the would-be bottom of the piñata.

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Then, I covered it with newspaper to smooth out the uneven surfaces.

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I used one Pringles container for those round studs and covered them with newspaper as well.

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And then paint away… After the paint dried, I cut slits on the bottom flaps to to attach pull strings onto. Noticeably, there are several pull strings. Most of them are fake to add a little thrill and more anticipation.

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Basically, I just slid them fake pull strings into the slits without securing them. But I did secure one pull string on each flap by knotting the end I slid in and putting duct tape on it.

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And here’s how the lego piñata looks when hung…

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Style File: yellow

I’m actually tempted to title this post “karma.” I’m wearing it…! *wink * *wink*

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I’ve always been a great believer of karma and have a great respect for the workings of the universe. But…

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Anyway, I found this quaint place near where the hobbitses study. Grill Guru, it’s called. It’s nice and quiet here. It The ambience actually reminds me of my grandparent’s home the house my grandparents used to own in Paranaque, Manila.

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I’m wearing: Artwork shirt, batik print skirt, Birkenstock sandals.

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I was killing time, waiting for MasterD and MissL to finish taking their exams. It’s the last day, yey! I only had coffee, but here…

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Yeah… always ever so serious…!

Have a lovely day!

Recycle, Reuse: knit sweater => knit midi

As the title suggests, the victim for this recycled-restyled post is an old knit sweater…

I forgot to take a picture before I began snipping off the sleeves, but here’s some photos of when I wore it some time in 2011…

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Wearing: Banana Republic sweater, jeggings, Doc Martens boots, black bag.

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And so, after snipping off the sleeves, I sewed close about four-inches of the armhole up to the would-be waistband of the would-be midi. I also closed the top of said waistband, leaving a small gaping hole so I can ease myself into the skirt to wear.

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Then, I hemmed both sides of the gaping hole to fasten the lose threads, added buttons and ribbons to fasten the skirt close . And ta-daaah!

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Will post as OOTD when I chance on wearing it. And by the by, I’ll be posting a visual how-to of how I made the two-compartment lego pinata as soon as I get enough time (and device memory) to upload the pics… been using mobile and tablet lately and it takes forever for me to load them images…

Thanks for dropping by. How was your day, by the way? Hope you had a great one… Til next!

photo bucket: 10

Birthday banner made by The Mister

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And here’s a very brief visual recap of 10.15.2014 happening…

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Then, here we are @ Forest Park, Brgy Taculing, Bacolod City on Saturday…

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I’m wearing: diy top, striped skater skirt, Call It Spring sandals, Fly mirror shades

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MasterD’s crazy over dinosaurs and legos and loves chocolate cake, fruit salad, and pasta…

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Because I love Calea’s chocolate cake and would not compromise taste when it comes to dessert, I simply sterilized MasterD’s miniature dinosaur and legos and topped them on the cake… et Voila!

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Yum!

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Wrapping up…

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Capping off the day with a walk with great-grand-mama Lin.

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Off to Hinigaran on Sunday… A town few kilometers out of the City of Smiles.

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To be with other October celebrants on The Mister’s side, sans The Mister…

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The hobbitses with cousins…

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~ FIN ~

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say what?!?

While the City of Smiles has been busy prepping for the Masskara festival this coming weekend, I’ve been busy with these…

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A diy two-compartment lego pinata. Will post a diy of how I made it. And…

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MasterD turned 10 today. And because it’s a Wednesday and a schoolday, we’ll be celebrating it on Saturday.

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A save-the-date prepared by Kat.

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Stole this from The Mister’s portfolio to use for the invites. See?

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To mark the day, we still had a simple preparation at home. 20141015_171821

Bascon’s mini Baba cake from Tita Kat.

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Spaghetti prepared by Tita Gianne.

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And Lego from Papa!

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Celebration to be continued…

Style File: of mint, cream, and roses

First of all, it’s The Mister’s birthday today and I made a promise to him that I’m definitely keeping… Love him lots! Anyhoo, here’s an OOTD of my recent recycled-restyled piece

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I’m wearing: Bayo lace top, diy floral skirt, nude pvc flats.

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Now, I’ve had this top for the looongest time-for over 10 years, I kid you not. lace-top-floral-skirt-nude-pvc-flats

If you might notice, I cut me bangs! I probably have never mentioned, but I’m such a fan of Nicole Richie… she’s one of my style idols! I was inspired to get zeh bangs because of her.

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I apologize for the quality of these photos. These were taken hurriedly early evening. Guess who my photogs were.

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Them hobbitses, of course. And somehow, one deleted the photo I took of them. We were getting frustrated. See?

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I really appreciate that MasterD is always there, ready to be my comfort when I’m stressing out. And MissL, … Well, she has a poker face like me. But when she feels that the timing is right, she does her part in making me feel better. I feel blessed. And,oh! I recently joined Bloglovin’,

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with honors

Uhm, I’m not referring to that 90’s film starring Brendan Fraser and Moira Kelly. Although…I really love that film. Will probably watch it later… hmmm…

Anyway, this post is about this…

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MasterD and MissL were each given the Achievement award for the 1st quarter at their new school. This was quite unexpected since they’re newcomers… but, Mummy’s proud!

Throwback: gold and white and blue

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Looking back now, I realize that this was where I learned the true value of simplicity and humility…

photo bucket: kids a swimmin’

MasterD and MissL had a day off from school on Friday. It’s Teacher’s day, I heard. So, I decided to take them swimming. The venue: Palmas Del Mar, a conference resort hotel here in Bacolod that’s been around for over a decade now, I think. It’s a popular venue for wedding receptions and family outings. Anyway, the last time I was here was overvtwo years ago. So before we jumped into the pool, we decided to go around the resort first.

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I’m wearing: diy handprint top,  custom-made asymmetrical skirt, feather earrings, Mendrez sandals.

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The resort has several rooms and villas and has three big pools, a kiddie pool and a jacuzzi.

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I dug up these photos from our 2011 outing…

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For picnics and barbecues, Palmas Del Mar also has cottages for day use.palmas-del-mar-resort-bacolod-picnic

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The resort is by the seaside and has a fish pond where guests could go a fishing.

Anyway, not much has changed since last we were here… Now we jump in!

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And, naturally, since we got there late in the afternoon, we stayed until early evening.

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And that’s a wrap!

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Thanks for dropping by.

Ciao!