Functional desks and workstations

drawing table

Remember this corner in our house which hubby converted into a drawing room for our daughter? It was useful to our daughter who loves to draw until she became busy with studies. Of late, she devotes much of her time to doing her thesis project in animation. Daughter still loves to use her pen and paper to draw and would definitely go back to sketching after her project is done. For the meantime, I’m checking on these functional tables at www.musiciansfriend.com/desks-tables-workstations, which could double as drawing or study table for my other child who will be in Grade 11 next year.

Christmas ornaments on a budget

christmas lights

Our home may be the simplest in the neighborhood when it comes to Christmas decorations. We have been using the same decorations for several Christmases now. We don’t buy new ones but maximize the ones that are still usable like the Christmas lights we have here. We also have our mini “Belen” atop the entertainment cabinet.

belen

This year, I would like to request the kids to help me decorate our humble home with available scrap materials I’ve been saving. I have lots of folders from press kits and empty small jars. They can be converted to colorful ornaments. I just hope the kids would grant my request.

How about you, did you put up your Christmas decorations already?

Things you can do with scrap items at home

I so love this post written by my son three years ago. I told him to write something for this blog and came up with this short but interesting article about recycling.

You can create scrap materials into art project using some materials that are not much needed. You can also visit websites for ideas if you want to create the simplest to the fun art projects. With creativity, you can turn the materials you don’t need into the most unique items like birthday invitations, boxes, puppets and other environment friendly accessories such as key chains that are decorated with several art/scrap materials.

Kids who are creative enough can even make something out of plastic spoons like spoon puppets, and much, much more. Brooches and pins are the best examples that you can create through materials you don’t need with the supervision of an adult.

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