From junk car-seat to terrace sofa

 

Can you recognized this seat? If you’re a car owner it looks very familiar to you, I’m sure. Well, this an old car seat that my husband’s friend owned. His friend’s son had a car shop repair but eventually closed, so there were some car accessories left in the shop backyard like this one lying around and candidate for rotting, so my ever recycling-enthusiast husband asked this car seat from his friend to bring home. As he was already have something in his mind on what to do with this junk. The same one he did with our DIY terrace bench.

A few days later he started assembling materials he needed. He bought woods and began constructing frame, spray-painted it black, for the arm and back-rests, he got it from our old computer chairs, so don’t be surprise if they were not of same shape. lol.. cleaned and fitted the whole car seat then added the back-rests and arm-rest last. And that’s how it looks now, it is placed in the terrace where we can sit and relax comfortably, even some friends who came by are very impressed, specially his friend that gave this junk car seat was surprised at the outcome. lol.. When it comes to furniture, I don’t need to buy online as hubby is always to the rescue.

My Calamansi tree – Urban gardening

 

One of the fruit and vegetable plants we have, most of them are in a container since we don’t have space for soil gardening, this is why I so envied those with bigger land with so many space to plant, lol.

Anyway, here is my Calamansi plant bearing fruits – Calamansi is a local citrus fruit abundant in tropical countries like us. It can be used as dip in different dishes, a condiment and as juice which is very good source of Vitamin C specially when you have colds. It tasted like lime, very sour with a tint of sweetness, so you need to add sugar or honey when making juice.

I love that it’s bearing fruits now, a fruit of hard work and perseverance, a labor of love.. we have three small trees, two are in a container (old pails) and the bigger one is planted directly to the soil. The two in the small containers are both dwarf variety and in just a year is already producing fruits abundantly while the big one, are just few maybe because it wasn’t old enough to bear fruits like the other two, anyway, seeing it bear fruits though not as much has made me happy as well, yey!

In the coming days because it’s their season, I’m seeing lots and lots of calamansi in my fridge and to preserve them for future use, I already exacted juices from my harvests, put in a container and stored in the freezer to prevent it from going bad. ūüôā I’m so happy right now just by looking at the pictures of our plants, all the hard work had paid off as if I’ll be shopping at the guitar center today. lol

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Christmas and New Year is to be with the Family

 

Christmas is the most important event in a year for us, ¬†it’s not only the season of giving but more specially the season of togetherness. to spend this in the company of our loved ones, ¬†our family. ¬†People based in other countries make an effort to come back in their homeland to join relatives and friends in the celebration. And because New Year is just a week away from Christmas, both holidays are looked forward and most awaited as a chance to be with family and friends.

Family gatherings and reunions are everywhere,  long lost family members and friends got to see and meet each other again after so many years,  no amount of money can replace the happiness it brings to everyone.

For me, having my whole family beside me during this wonderful season is more than enough to celebrate and commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas without them will not be complete.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours and lets pray that the coming will be full of hope, peaceful and prosperous with better things to come. 

 

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