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  1. Buntings & Banners

    April 20, 2012 by barbara

    While the spouse was busy checking out the ceiling lights for our living room, I have been on the computer for a while now, looking for buntings.  Recently, I have been rather obsessed with buntings.  Many people posted DIY buntings at Pinterest and I became hooked.  I would love to decorate my daughter’s bedroom with some buntings.  Maybe I can create some myself or get them at Hip Hooray.  This online store has a wide variety of buntings, flags, pennants, garlands or whatever you might called them.  All their products are made with sustainable materials and are designed to be reused many times, and can be 100% recycled.


  2. more washi tapes love

    April 17, 2012 by barbara

    Yes, I am crazy over washi tapes.  I just cannot get enough of them.  After polishing my puzzle ring last night, I decided to browse the internet, looking for inspiration on how to wrap some gifts.   I was so happy to spot these spotted washi tapes from (pun intended).  They are just so pretty and I think I want to get a few different designs.   I found some great gift-wrapping ideas on Pinterest and I am going to try them out when I get my new washi tapes.


  3. Earth-Friendly Toys For Children

    April 17, 2012 by barbara

    Right now, I am very fascinated with cardboard.  There are just tons and tons of things that you can do with cardboard.  I have used bits and pieces of cardboard to make gift tags and other crafts.  I have also seen some really creative blogs which use cardboard boxes as toys for kids.   So, if you are into diy and would like to use some cardboard boxes as toys, you may want to check out It is a reusable set of wheels and brackets that can be fitted onto any cardboard box.  Just use the wheels to create a cart, car, train, bus and more.


  4. Cute Gift Packaging For Parties

    April 14, 2012 by barbara

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up next month.  I have been cracking my head on what to do for her birthday.  Though there won’t be a big celebration, I would still buy her a cake and prepare some goodie bags for her friends.  So, the hubs has been looking around for digital recorders just so that he can capture the birthday celebration and I have been busy looking around for gift packaging.   Found a few lovely items from Sur La Table.


    Polka Dot Plastic Bags


    Pastel Ice-cream bowls.

    Aren’t they the cutest?

  5. Sur La Table Gingham Spatula

    April 10, 2012 by barbara


    Isn’t this spatula cute?  These Sur La Table Gingham Spatula  are lightweight and are specially mold to the sides of the bowls and pans.  It features a versatile head that is curved on one side and flat on the other.   These Gingham Spatulas will definitely add some fun to your baking time.  They are BPA-free and heat resistant to 600 degrees Fahrenheit.

  6. Bagaholic Shopping Paradise

    April 6, 2012 by barbara

    I just chanced upon this online store called Rice.  It is a Danish home wares and accessories company that is well known for their colourful melamine, handmade baskets and storage and hand glazed Italian tableware.  I was so excited to see so many colourful and funky bags from Rice.   Below are just some of the ones that caught my eyes.


    Red & Pink Marrakesh Printed Canvas Bag


    Bag Red with Embroidered Flowers and Leather Handles


    They even have cute bags for children like this Raffia Laundry Bag For Girls

  7. my wishlist

    April 2, 2012 by barbara

    While the spouse was on his laptop searching for duracell procell aa, I was on my computer, drooling over Madewell sandals.  Those are the latest collection for Spring and Summer.  I got butterflies in my tummy while looking at these fun shoes at Madewell.  They are just perfect for the warm weather.  Simply pair them with denim or a pair of shorts and you are all set.




    Time for some retail therapy soon.

  8. Gift Ideas For Babies

    March 27, 2012 by barbara

    While the spouse was looking for teflon hose, I was busy shopping for baby gifts.  My spouse’s business partner and his wife are expecting a baby.  His wife is due to give birth next month.  I understand that they are expecting a baby girl.  Sweet.  So, I went online shopping  and narrowed down a few items which I think would be perfect for the baby.


    Flexi-Bath   A very convenient bath tub that can be folded away when not in use.

    Ballerina RagDoll from Snugg Night Wear

    Cotton Pink Polka Dot Hat from Snugg Night Wear

    Time to decide which item to buy.

  9. Paper Tiger Shanghai

    March 23, 2012 by barbara

    Looking for some unique wrapping papers for your gifts? Well head over to Paper Tiger Shanghai.  Their gift paper is inspired by both traditional and contemporary Chinese designs.   What’s great about these gift papers is that they are produced on 100% recycled paper with soy-based ink.  Nothing beats giving products wrapped in paper that are earth-friendly eh?    Check out their etsy store for international shipping –


  10. Jonathan Adler Toilet Roll Holder

    March 15, 2012 by barbara

    Looking to add some colours to your bathroom?  Well look no further than these limited edition Jonathan Adler designer roll covers.  They are available from Cottonelle at   Jonathan Adler has designed three spunky designs roll covers that are for wrapping extra unused toilet rolls.   At only $2 a cover, they are very eye-catching and can add instant zest to your bathroom.   So, if you want to get your hands on a designer toilet paper roll holder, well check out Cottonelle today.

    toilet roll holder