Lucy Torres-Gomez has always been frugal with household expenses.
It seems the congresswoman acquired the habit from her mom, Julie Torres.
Lucy grew up exposed to a simple life at her parents' home in Carlota Hills in Ormoc City, Leyte.
She shared that their clothes and beddings were custom-made by local seamstresses.
In a baby photo that Lucy shared on Wednesday, January 2, her daughter Juliana was wrapped in a blanket that matched the bed sheets and pillow cases at her mom's home.
She wrote, "A homemade and handmade kind of life. Most of our yayas knew how to sew, embroider, crochet.
"Our dresses were made by the local seamstress (there would easily be one in every barangay), our doll furniture chipped from real wood by the carpenter (known in our dialect as the panday).
"It was sometimes crude, yes, but it was precious and made us so happy. Basically anything we needed or wanted could be custom-made."
Lucy's recollection, through a post on Instagram, was one of her fondest Christmas memories.
She related that some of the excess fabric were made into pajamas that she and her siblings wore.
The 44-year-old celebrity mom continued, "Take the bedsheets shown here, one of the many that Mommy would buy by the meter from the fabric shop, and then have sewn by the same manangs who also made our curtains and table linens and napkins.
"The excess fabric? Mommy hated anything going to waste, so that would be fashioned into pajama bottoms for us, however many of it could be made from however much was left."
"And so it wasn’t entirely impossible for us to, at any given day back then, blend with and disappear into the sheets. In fact, I have very vivid memories of my younger brothers wearing pajamas from leftover floral bedsheet material.#mychristmasstory2018"
Lucy has more stories to tell—later.
She wrote, "In the photo is Juliana, circa 2000 and barely 3 months old, in my parent’s bed in Carlota Hills. I have another story for this same photo, to be shared another time, another day."