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  1. Japanese Gifts

    November 26, 2011 by barbara

    I just came across this lovely online gift shop that offers items which are uniquely Japanese. I have a friend who loves everything about Japan. Its culture, fashion, food and etc. I am sure she will be thrilled to know this online store.  I browse through the website just and found a few things that I really like.


    Matryoshka Tea For Two Pot Set


    Kawaii Kitchen Containers


    Daisy 2-Tier Bento Box


    Decolello Kids Hanger

    If you are into Japanese stuff too, then check out

  2. Comfortable Sandals For Travelling

    November 22, 2011 by barbara

    My sister who is going on a trip with her girlfriends very soon is on the look out for a pair of comfortable shoes.  She needs one because there will be a lot of walking involve and she needs a pair of shoes that will not tire out her legs.   She does not want sneakers but a pair of stylish sandals.  While my hubby was busy looking for chippewa boots online, I stumbled upon a few pairs of nice sandals which I think my sister would like.


    Kloggs Ipanema Oatmeal


    Kloggs Tropical Red Sandals


    Kloggs Aloha Sand Nubuck

  3. Organizing The Accessories With Trove

    November 21, 2011 by barbara

    Right now I am so loving this Trove accessories organizer from  It is a great way organize and display the jewelries.  The Trove features a necklace rail with 12 hooks, a mesh screen for earrings, 4 long hooks for bangles, watches or bracelets, 3 small drawers to hold rings, 2 larger bins for longer items and a slide to the side mirror.  This is just something that I need badly in my bedroom.  My accessories are kept in a big bin and it is hard for me to find them.   With the Trove, I can easily see the necklaces, rings, bracelets that are in my collection. Ok, next I would need to find some organizational bins or shelves to keep my clothes neatly in the closet.


  4. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    November 16, 2011 by barbara

    It is the rainy season over here.  Been raining almost every evening for the past 2 weeks.  According to the weather forecast, there is more rain in the coming weeks.  I do not mind the rain.  In fact I love it when it rains.  One thing that I love to do is to wear rain boots.  They are just so adorable.  I have not seen anyone wearing them over here.  Here is a nice umbrella that I want to get.  It would definitely brighten someone’s rainy day.


    Available at

  5. Great Kids’ Goodies Bag Ideas

    November 11, 2011 by barbara

    I have a pretty busy weekend heading my way.  Next week is the last day of school and there is Children’s Day celebration and a Tea Party.   I am making some goodies bags for my daughter’s classmates and have turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and ideas.  Oh what would I do without Pinterest? Below are some of the bag ideas that I may borrow next week.



    Pretty cute eh?

  6. Teacher Appreciation Gifts

    November 8, 2011 by barbara

    The time of the year has arrived.  In another 2 more weeks, the long school holidays will began.  I am thinking of getting my daughter’s class teachers a gift each.  I was at Pinterest and saw many great ideas on what to get and how to wrap them.  They are so inspiring.  A friend suggested that I shop Shari’s Berries baskets for the teachers.  Shari’s Berries baskets are great too.  Even I would love to receive one, especially the Spa Gift Basket.


    This Waves of the Pacific Bath and Body Gift Basket looks very nice.  It is something that the teachers can use to pamper themselves.

  7. Wish Lanterns For Wedding

    November 4, 2011 by barbara

    Recently, I attended my cousin’s wedding which was held at the beach.  The wedding was beautiful and I love how rustic furniture was used as wedding decor. The wedding’s theme was yellow and white.  Mason jars were used to hang tea lights from the palm trees.  There were seashells on the tables and the guest chairs were tied with burlaps and yellow ribbons.  It was just breathtaking.  After the exchanging of vows, my cousin and her groom released a Wish Lantern into the sky.  Wedding lanterns are gaining popularity now and they add an extra special element to the wedding.  You can check out for more information.


  8. The Cupcake Wrapper

    November 2, 2011 by barbara

    This week and the week after are going to be busy for me.  Besides helping a friend to look for a debt collection agency, there is a birthday party to attend on Saturday, Children’s Day at my daughter’s school as well as a Tea Party on the last day of school.  I plan to prepare something for the kids in school for Children’s Day and Tea Party.   After seeing the sweet cupcake wrappers at, I am tempted to bake some cupcakes and prepare some party snacks.  These cupcake wrappers are so stylish and are great for decorating the cupcakes.  Can’t wait to get them.


  9. Handy Manual Shredder

    October 28, 2011 by barbara

    I think this Handy Manual Shredder from Poketo is what I need at the office.  Not only would it help to shred important documents and what-have-yous, I can get a little workout while doing it too.  Why? Well you need to crank this shredder manually by turning the the handle.  No electricity is required.  The retractable handle hides neatly on the side and this make storage easier on the shelf or display on the table.


  10. Decorating The Home With Vintage Letters

    October 24, 2011 by barbara

    I am in the mood to give my living room a makeover.  I want to repaint the walls to a beige tone and also add some decor accessories around the home.  What do you think of the Acid Etched Letters from Urban Outfitters?  I bet it would look so nice on my display cupboard, next to all the trophies and awards.  It adds a lot of character to my display cupboard.


    H is the first alphabet of my family’s last name.