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  1. Chalkboard Bin

    June 10, 2009 by barbara

    This chalkboard bin is a great find. You can use it to store shoes, toys and even recyclable items such as newspapers, magazines, bottles and more.  This reclaimed wood storage bin holds just about anything.  Just write the contents on the chalkboard side panel.  Chalk included.  Get one now from

  2. Maxi Dresses

    June 6, 2009 by barbara

    Whenever I see some women wearing maxi dresses, I feel a tinge of envy.  Effortlessly elegant, the maxi dress is flattering and is a nice change a girl’s typical wardrobe.  These long flowing dresses are also a favourite among celebrities.   Maxi dresses are just perfect for the summer.  Oh how I wish I could wear one.  I am just not brave enough because I do not have the height to pull it off and I am also weight-challenge.  I do not look good in one.  For the height part, I know I can always wear a pair of stilettos but the weight?  Perhaps I should take a few fat burner pills and lose some weight?


    Floral print dress from Anthropologie

    Feather print chiffon maxi dress from Forever 21

    Soft butterfly hem strapless maxi dress from Forever 21

    Smocked empire waist dress from Gap

  3. Colorful Ornaments

    June 5, 2009 by barbara

    If you are looking for ornaments to hang in your home, do check out  They have a range of whimsical ornaments to brighten up any room. You can get a flock of 3 wild tail feathered birds, a bright overblown poppy, a set of 5 happy lillies, colorful jingle bells, pinecones and more.  All are hand-painted and hand-made by artisans in Mexico.  These ornaments make very nice housewarming gifts too.

  4. Holiday By The Beach

    June 4, 2009 by barbara

    In a few days’ time, me and my family will be going away for a couple of days.  This is our first vacation in many years.  We will be heading to an island and spending some time at a beach resort.  There is nothing like relaxing on the beach, listening to the waves.  I told my husband that I don’t think I would want to leave the resort and venture out for sightseeing around the island.  It is better to relax at the beach resort.  Maybe for our next vacation, we would get an rv and drive up north.  That would be very enjoyable too.

  5. Funky Mini Fridge

    June 4, 2009 by barbara

    Check out these funky mini fridges.  What a cool way to keep your cold drinks or your foods hot close at hand.  All you have to do is plug it in.  Great for brightening up your office or bedroom too.  You can even keep this fridge in the car and plug it to the cigarette lighter.  This mini cutie fridge can hold up to 6 cans of sodas.  It also comes with a fold-down handle at the top for easy carrying.  These unique fridges are designed in France by Crea Crea.

  6. Fabric Wall Decals

    June 2, 2009 by barbara

    I was blog-hopping just now and stumbled upon some lovely wall decals that are made from fabric.  My goodness, they are just the cutest.   Unlike the usual vinyl decals, these fabric ones are removable, reusable and washable.  Thus they are just perfect for children.  These fabric decals can be scrunched into a ball and un-scrunched easily.

    My favourite is this Dress-Up Dolls. So colourful 😀  Hmm…I wonder if they have cell towers designs. Great for my husband’s home office.

  7. Unique Toddler Birthday Gifts

    June 1, 2009 by barbara

    I have just been received an invitation to a birthday party today.  It is the birthday party of the son of my hubs’ business partner.   The party will be held in 2 week’s time.  I have been cracking my head what present to buy for the toddler and went online to check out some things.  I saw this cute Boost booster seat from Perpetual Kid and I think it is just perfect for him.

    This booster is made of foam and is light-weight, soft, durable and washable.  Good for kids from age 3.  I find it really fun and practical.

  8. Great Reusable Gift Wrap

    May 31, 2009 by barbara

    June is really a busy month for me.  There is a wedding dinner, a birthday party and not to mention, Father’s Day celebration.  While combing the internet for some gift ideas, I came across this really beautiful reusable fabric gift wrap from  What a brilliant way to gift wrap a present for a special occasion.  It is beautiful and practical.  The fabric is made from organic cotton and the prints are hand-printed.  This fabric can be used over and over again.

    Ok, enough about gifts and gift wraps.  I better start looking for some good acne treatments as I want to look good during these special ocassions.

  9. Jewellery Inspired By The Beach

    May 21, 2009 by barbara

    I love the sea.  There is nothing better than relaxing or strolling on the beach.  The roar of the ocean and the sight of the sandy white beach are pretty invigorating to me.  These beautiful beach-inspired jewellery from remind me of the sea.

    Black gun metal, gold and deep aqua blue sea glass necklace

    Beach Bling Friendship Bracelet.  Keep one and give the other to a friend

    oh my, do I ever love this pair of earrings.  They are made with wrapped hemp, wire, silver beads and also a set of Swarovski crystal.

  10. The Butterfly Vase

    May 16, 2009 by barbara

    I saw this beautiful Butterfly Vase from and immediately fell in love with it.  It is so uniquely designed and looks great on any tabletop or shelf. The vase looks like something you would find at those luxury hotels, eh?   It can be used to hold a votive or tealight candle.  The Butterfly vase is 4.5″ tall and 4.5″ wide.  Comes with four wax tealight candles.  Makes a good conversation piece when you have guests over or a housewarming gift for someone who already has everything.