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  1. My Closet Story

    November 25, 2008 by barbara

    Many years ago when my hubby and I were staying in Toronto, we rented a studio apartment.  The apartment was only about 600 sq. ft., so you can guess just how small it is.  There is a washroom, a tiny laundry room and a kitchen that can only fit two people.  The living room is big enough for a three-seater sofa, a small coffee table and a tv.  Ok, so where is the bedroom, you asked?  The owner actually installed a sliding mirror door at one corner of the living and turned it into a small bedroom :)  Although small, the apartment was very cosy and just nice for the two of us.   Besides being located just 5 minutes walk from the subway station, another thing that attracted me to this studio apartment  was the walk-in closet.  It gave me the Wow factor when I first saw it.  The person who designed it probably is a big fan of the Sex And The City.  The walk-in closet is just exactly like Carrie Bradshaw’s.  I was watching The Sex And The City movie just a week ago and  it brought back sweet memories of my stay at the apartment.  My favourite scene in the movie is when all the girls came out one by one from the closet, wearing the vintage clothes.   In case you are wondering how Carrie’s closet looks like, here is a photo which I found on the internet.

    The famous Carrie Bradshaw’s closet

    I believe they call this a walk-through closet and like hers, the one at the studio apartment goes straight to the bathroom.  It was not in this colour though.  The closet was white and has lots of storage options all the way to the top. Eventhough I do not have any Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos, I love a big closet because you would not believe the amount of clothes I have.  I am a shopaholic, in case you did not know :)  I had clothes for the four seasons and so did my husband.  There were so many t-shirts, pants, shorts, Berghaus Jackets, scarves, jeans and many more.  Oh, I also had many handbags too.  I just loved walking into the closet to pick out my clothes and see everything neatly arranged on the racks.  It was really hard to say goodbye when we finally moved out :) I miss my walk-through closet.


  2. I Love This Kitchen Glove

    November 22, 2008 by barbara

    I am really bad when it comes to cutting vegetables or fruits.  5 out of 10 times, I would end up slicing my fingers.  Well, I don’t have to worry anymore with this Cut-Resistant Kitchen Glove from Williams-Sonoma.com.  This light-weight glove is designed to fit on either hands and is knit using synthetic yarns with fine steel core.  Reinforced with an elastic material, the long cuff guards the wrist and it won’t become loose even after many washes.  Now, I can have a peace of mind when I slice or dice 😉 


  3. Wall Mounted Fish Tank

    November 22, 2008 by barbara

    If you like to save some space in your home but would like to beautify your surroundings with some fishes, this wall mounted fish tank is just perfect.  The acrylic hanging fish bowl is a great addition to any home decor.  Besides that, an aquarium also has a calming effect on a person’s mind, body and soul.  It will help to reduce stress and improve health too.  This hanging fish bowl will also make a good conversation piece.  You can purchase one at ChimpFeet.com.


  4. Soapsicles

    November 20, 2008 by barbara

    If you want to add some fun in your bathroom, check out these cute Soapsicles. at Spoon Sister. These Soapsicles are the same size as real popsicles and come in clear bag with pretty ribbon.  You can choose from four different mouthwatering scents such as Chocolate/Vanilla, Rainbow, Pink Lemonade and Pink Cupcake.  Throw out the boring soap bars and get yourself some Soapsicles instead. They make great stocking stuffers and party favors. Be careful, don’t take a bite 😀


  5. Monokini Is Hot

    November 20, 2008 by barbara

    Do you know what is the hottest piece of swimwear this year?  It is the sexy Monokinis.  They are a cross between a bikini and a one-piece swimsuit.  I think they are simply fabulous.  Women who do not want to bare too much skin can try the Monokinis because they flatter most body type and easier to hide the trouble spots.  The Orchid Boutique has a great selection of monokinis you would love.  They are an exclusive online boutique and they pre-select the best 2009 designer swimwear and swimsuits for the trendy fashionista. You can find sexy monokinis in a variety and styles such as halter, triangle, brazilian cut monokinis, push up monokinis and many more.  Their collection of monokinis will set your pulse racing.  Check out their Green Giraffe Monokini below.  It is so sexy and I like how the color green is mixed with animal print.  If you are looking for some heart-stopping swimsuits which offer both coverage and sex appeal, then check out the Monokinis at The Orchid Boutique.


  6. Timberland Gold Boots

    November 20, 2008 by barbara

    I stumbled upon the Timberland Urban Gold Dolce Vista Womens boots at Shop.com today.  This sweet pair of metallic leather upper boots is pretty eye-catching. Its tongue collar is padded for a comfortable fit around the ankle.  The footbed is padded too for extra comfort.  The Timberland boots has rubber outsole for traction and durability.  However, I don’t think I can picture myself wearing one.  Gold is not my colour :) Well, if you are into hip hop fashion, then go get yourself a pair :)  They were $123 and now going for $69 only.


  7. Foolproof Egg Timer

    November 20, 2008 by barbara

    I love eggs.  I can eat them every day but I need to limit myself as eggs are rich in cholesterol . Whether it is hardboil, poached, over easy or scrambled, I love them all.  My husband on the other hand, prefers hardboil eggs.  However, I am really bad at getting it perfect.  Sometimes, I overcooked them and at times, I do just the opposite.  Well, I just found one nifty gadget which is perfect for me. It is a foolproof egg timer :)  Just pop the little gizmo into the water with the eggs.  As the eggs cook, the timer darkens towards the middle.  When it reaches the correct line, the eggs are done to perfection.  How cool is that? The scale is easy to read, non-toxic and heat resistant.  If you are also interested in this useful gizmo, check out iwantoneofthose.com.


  8. From Bag To A Ball

    November 20, 2008 by barbara

    You can go green and look ultra cool with these compact shopping bags.  It can turn from a full size bag into a pocket-sized ball in a few seconds.  Place your hand into the attached pouch and scrunch it.  Then stretch the flap over the bag.  It’s the same method as how you would roll up your socks into a ball.  What’s great about these re-usable shopping bag is that they can easily fit into your purse.  I just love the colours on these bags.  Available at FlipandTumble.com.


  9. Organize Your PaperWork In Cute Boxes

    November 19, 2008 by barbara

    Being organized helps you handle work quickly so that you have more time and space to do what you want to do. You can keep all your bills, vital paperwork such as insurance, medical, car, business resumes and others in perfect order with these lovely boxes.  They are covered in heavy-weight, matte paper and feature a metal frame which is deep enough to hold one ream of paper.  You can place them neatly on your desktop, bookshelf or credenza.  If you want to keep your paperwork under control, grab some of these colourful and stylish boxes from See Jane Work. 


  10. Recycled Chopsticks Folding Basket

    November 18, 2008 by barbara

    What do we do with the chopsticks when we are done eating with them?  Throw them out? Well not American designer, Brian Parks. He collects the single-use chopsticks, sanitizes them and uses them to create these innovative recycled baskets.  What a brilliant idea and a great use for the home. It is perfect for holdingfruit, napkins, bread, mail or anything else you like. This recycled chopsticks folding basket fold flat and are easy to put away when not in use.  You can get one for your home at  Eco-Artware.com for $25.