Our Mystery Manila Experience

A few weeks back, we went to Mystery Manila in Ayala Malls the 30th.

It was our first time to try Mystery Manila. The first room we went to was Rebel Resistance. Since my children loves Star Wars, we were hoping to be able to solve the mystery and come out of the room in 1 hour. Sadly, we were not successful in decoding the morse code and fixing the map!

So we tried another room, this time, we tried the Mr. Moriarity room. It is a Sherlock Holmes type of mystery and we were so excited to be able to solve this mystery in less than one hour! Thankfully, we were successful this time.

Our overall experience was ok as the staff in Mystery Manila was quite helpful throughout the time we were there.

It is fun to do these kind of activities with the kids once in awhile as it allows them to use their brains and figure out problems in real world scenarios. Truly, learning takes place even while having fun.

Decorating On Budget


Most of us have looked in magazines and ogled over the furniture, color scheme, and accessories displayed in a magazine. We may want our homes to look equally as stylish bit feel we lack the means to achieve those kinds of results. Believe it or not, you can create a fashion-forward chic room without spending a lot of money. It just requires creativity and the ability to use what you have and supplement the rest.

Use What You Have
If you have an old couch that’s still structurally sound but has seen better days, consider using a sofa cover to give it an updated modern look. This is much cheaper than buying new furniture. Plus, this is a smart way of upcycling old furniture that’s still in good condition. Look around your home and see what you could rehab, repurpose, or cover to give your home a fresh new look. If you do have money in your budget for a few new pieces of furniture, make sure the furniture is sturdy and well-made like natural furniture portland.

Use Paint Strategically
Accent walls are all the rage now. Plus, this doesn’t require a lot of back-breaking work. It’s not hard or time consuming to paint one wall in a room. However, the effects of this strategic move have just as much impact as painting an entire room. This also allows you to use color to create different looks or give a small room the illusion of being larger. The right color can even help to brighten a dark room.

Use Smart Accents
Once you’ve painted and covered your old furniture, you can add little accents to finish the look. Consider buying a few throw pillows or a blanket to drape over your couch. You might even consider adding a few lamps or other unique touches to give the room a signature look. You can be as creative as you want to be during the entire process. You may want to add plants to your decor or decide to dedicate an entire wall to family pictures. It’s up to you.

Decorating on a budget may seem like a limiting process. However, if you’re willing to be creative and use what you have, you’ll be surprised at what you come up with. Furniture is designed to last a long time, even though the style and pattern may go out of style. This is why opting to use sofa covers is a smart move for the person who has limited funds but still wants a stylish home. Painting can be expensive, but it becomes affordable when you’re simply accenting a few walls in your home. Be creative and think out of the box. Repurpose, upcycle, and renew anything in your home that you can still use.

Clean Drinking Water For Your Family

You want the cleanest drinking water for your family, especially if you have young children. You also don’t want water that is very hard. Hard water is so full of minerals that it lays down limescale that clogs up your plumbing pipes, shortens the working life of your water-dependent appliances and leaves your clothes dingy […]

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Making the Most of Your Small Bathroom Spaces

Even though it’s not the most glamorous room in your house, there’s no reason not to make your bathroom a serene and pleasant place. For too many people, though, their bathroom is a small space that seems too difficult to decorate or arrange nicely. You may even think of your bathroom in purely practical terms, […]

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Joy and Peace

As the Christmas season approaches, it brings different emotions to people. For some, it may bring many pleasant memories but for others, it may bring a sense of loneliness and to others, they may get overwhelmed by the festivities and the busyness of the season, Truly, as Christmas comes, we must intentionally grab some alone […]

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