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  1. my favorite etsy finds under $50

    July 21, 2010 by barbara

    Etsy is one of my favorite sites on earth.  I just heart it.  There are so many lovely things being featured there.  I was browsing the site a while ago and found items which I like.  There are more…so do stay tuned 😉


    Dainty Knots of Beauty of Beauty Necklace $38


    Pink Filigree Flower Rings $12


    Blue Carnation Flower Pin made from recycled tshirt $7.50


    Dixy Messenger Bag customized with original vintage fabric $45


    Butterfly Garland – Sorbet $34


    Just Hanging Out Wall Sticker Decal $34

  2. Totes Made From Recycled Material

    July 17, 2010 by barbara

    I love totes made of fabrics, especially those made from gunny, burlaps or recycled material. I was browsing and stumbled upon some lovely totes at Vintage Junky Style.   The totes were constructed using scraps from vintage grain sacks.  How lovely!  The totes are very sturdy and have been prewashed for softness.  Another reason why I like these totes is because each of them also feature a removable flower corsage whihc was created from new and vintage materials.   If you are looking for a beach bag, diaper bag or a bag for grocery shopping, just head over to Vintage Junky Style and check them out.



  3. Playfully Unique Cookies

    July 14, 2010 by barbara

    While blog-hopping last night, I stumbled upon some really fantastic cookies at  Really, I have never seen anything as cute as them.  In fact, they are too beautiful to be eaten.  Elenis Cookies are homemade with  all-natural and highest-quality ingredients.  They are the perfect cookies for parties, weddings, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays or just whenever you feel like having a bite.   Below are some of my favourite cookie designs.


    Cookie Cookout for some barbecue fun


    Please Eat The Daisies

  4. Looking Stylish While Pregnant

    July 10, 2010 by barbara

    I remember when I was pregnant 6 years ago, it was so hard to find stylish, comfortable and affordable maternity clothes.  I hated those tent-like dresses that made me looked like a whale.  Pregnant mommies now are far more lucky.  Besides popping the best prenatal vitamin, they have access to a wide range of chic maternity tops, bottoms and dresses available.  Some of the fabulous clothes which I like are from and


    Dandelion Brown with Brown Kimono from BumpStyle


    Lily Black With Green Hipster


    Button Top Jeans From


    Denim shorts with side tab from

  5. A Great Bag For Short Trips

    July 10, 2010 by barbara

    My friend, an insurance agent whom I bought my term life insurance from visited me a couple of days ago to show us some of her holiday photos.  She and her husband went to Singapore recently to visit the newly opened Universal Studios.  They were there for about a week and thoroughly enjoyed their trip.  My friend did a lot of shopping there too.  She told me that she did not take a lot of clothes with her because she wanted to shop in Singapore.   My friend even recommended that I buy the Reisentel Expandable Travel Bag from   The Reisentel bag is cute and functional.  It is an ideal bag for short trips.  You can carry the bag or strap it on the shoulder.   It is available in plain black, plain red or floral as shown in the picture below.  I think I am going to buy it since we often travel to local destinations.


  6. How to look fab when pregnant

    July 8, 2010 by barbara

    My 5-month pregnant cousin just dropped by home yesterday, while on her way to her doctor’s office to get some prenatal multivitamins.  I must say that my cousin is looking fabulous eventhough she’s pregnant.  My cousin was dressed casually but she looked really great.  Her maternity outfit is from Gap.  Here is what she wore yesterday.


    A white pintuck shirt


    She paired the shirt with a demi panel straight cropped jeans

    Lovely eh?  As for shoes, she was wearing her Chloe ballerina flats.   Have to stay away from heels at the moment.

  7. Gift For 6 Year Old and Up

    July 8, 2010 by barbara


    If you are looking for a gift for a 6 year old, here is something which you may want to consider.  The Playful Chef Cooking Kits consists of kid-sized tools such as kitchen scissors, measuring spoons, sand timer, whisk, wooden spoon, spatula and pastry brush.  Also included are 5 easy to follow laminated recipe cards and a kid-sized baking pan as well as mixing bowl.   A great way to teach the children about cooking in the kitchen.    The Playful Chef Cooking Kit is packed into a cute vinyl backpack.  Available at

  8. Clean Your Gadgets With Fuzzy Fingers

    July 7, 2010 by barbara

    I was helping a friend with the ssdi evaluation when my sister walked into the room and told me that she just found the perfect thing to clean her iPhone.   It is the Fuzzy fingers by Evriholder Products from  Made of soft microfiber chenille and suede, this nifty duster is just perfect for cleaning cell phones, laptop screens, ipods, PDAs and others.   Its ‘finger’ design is just what you need to reach those in between spaces.


  9. Digital Scale For Weighing Luggage Bags

    July 1, 2010 by barbara

    While looking for a replacement Hinkley lighting, I stumbled upon this cool travel accessory called Weigh To Go.   This multi-functional accessory is compact and features a digital scale, identification tag and a built-in lock to prevent theft.  How cool huh?  I know this is something which my in-laws from Toronto should get because each time they come back for a vacation, they will buy so many things to take home.  Then they will be looking all over the place for a weighing scale to weigh their luggage bags.  With the Weigh To Go, they do not have to worry about overweight luggage.  The Weigh To Go is available at


  10. Recycled Crayon Sticks

    June 27, 2010 by barbara


    Here are something which can keep your kids occupied when you are dining in a restaurant.  Chunky Recycled Crayon Sticks.  These 100% recycle crayons are thick and chunky, just perfect to keep the children happy.  They are made from melted down unwanted crayons and are available in 14 different colours.  The set comes with a recycled paper doodle pad.  Get one now from