Our Pantry Staples

We havenโ€™t really been cooking regularly for that long. Back in the Philippines, we barely had any time to cook our own meals. When we moved to New Zealand, we stayed in a small studio apartment that didnโ€™t have much storage and kitchen space. We only started having regular weekend cooking sessions when we transferred … Continue reading Our Pantry Staples

Homemade Pesto Recipe

Ever since the Mister started our mini-garden, weโ€™ve had a whole bunch of basil readily available to us - except maybe this winter, when most of them didnโ€™t survive ๐Ÿ˜…. But anyway, weโ€™ve already had 2 jars of homemade pesto that we use for pastas and pizzas - and oh, we do love our pizza! … Continue reading Homemade Pesto Recipe

Frugal Tips For Your Home

As far as I can remember, I have always lived frugally, and I am proud of it. I make it a point to save some of my income (or allowance, when I was still a student), even if itโ€™s just a tiny bit. Some might think that I am depriving myself by living frugally, and … Continue reading Frugal Tips For Your Home

Embracing Winter with Hygge

Winter isnโ€™t my favorite season. I donโ€™t particularly like long nights and short days. Or maybe because Iโ€™m used to relating winter to Christmas (which is my ultimate favorite season of all), but unfortunately, Christmas in the southern hemisphere happens during summer. However, I have found that there are ways to actually enjoy this cold … Continue reading Embracing Winter with Hygge

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner

You most probably have heard of the many health benefits of apple cider vinegar such as improving insulin sensitivity, increased feeling of fullness, and lower cholesterol. However, I recently found out that diluted ACV can be used as a substitute for your regular hair conditioner as well (Disclaimer: Not to be used as frequently as … Continue reading DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner