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  1. Gifts for him

    November 21, 2012 by barbara

    My brother-in-law is celebrating his 40th birthday in 2 weeks’ time.  I have yet to get him a gift, can you believe it?  I find it easier to shop for women than men.  My husband gave me some gift ideas like robern medicine cabinets from since my brother-in-law needs one.  Since I was not sure, I went surfing for gift ideas and found the Switch modular pocketknife with 18 different attachments at

    I am also considering this Converge, a docking station for the electronics.  Decisions, decisions.


  2. Filigree Headboard

    November 17, 2012 by barbara

    Saw this cute Filigree Headboard at Urban Outfitters today.  Made of heavy-duty sculpted metal, this headboard adds a vintage charm to the room.  So if you are thinking of adding a bit of decor to your bedroom, why not get this Filigree Headboard?  It is very easy to hang on the wall.    Now I am trying to decide if I should get it for the single bed in my guest room.


  3. Gift Idea For A Football Lover

    November 17, 2012 by barbara

    Oh I am still in my holiday mode eventhough we have been back for a couple of days.  Please bear with me, ok?   During our vacation, we also managed to celebrate the birthday of my brother-in-law who was also on holiday with us.  We had a seafood dinner on his birthday and the restaurant is situated on a cliff, overlooking the sea.  The view was just spectacular.  Located next to the restaurant is a trendy beach front bar.  Right after dinner, we proceeded to the bar for some drinks and music.  Everyone had a great time and we thoroughly enjoyed the live music.  There were 2 entertainers as well as live bands delivering the best music on their korg kronos 88 Keyboard Workstation.  My brother-in-law received a Desktop Table Football from all of us since he is an ardent fan of football.

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  4. How To Promote Relaxation At Home

    November 15, 2012 by barbara

    I have just returned from a beach vacation with my family. We had a great holiday and stayed in a fabulous quaint boutique hotel which is facing the ocean. The hotel has minimalist design and the first thing I noticed when I stepped into the lobby is a beautiful indoor water fountain. It has a very calming effect.  If you are interested to find water fountains to create a calm environment at home, then you may want to check out some indoor fountains like the one below.

  5. Cell Phone For Children

    November 10, 2012 by barbara

    The iWoody Phone from the Future Perfect store is designed to look like a cell phone and it is just perfect for little hands.  If you have toddlers who love to get their hands on your smartphone, then you may want to get them the iWoody phone which has a chalkboard and earbuds that act as erasers.   They can have imaginary conversation with their friends using this iWoody Phone.

  6. Humourous Lawn Marker Sign

    November 6, 2012 by barbara

    I cannot help laughing when I saw this lawn marker sign at Brookstone.

    This Dog Statement Lawn Marker Sign is a great way to add some humour to the entryway of your home.  It is made from durable, rust-free recycled aluminium and finished in black/gold all-weather paint.    So if you want to warn your guests who to really watch out for, get this funny lawn marker sign now.

  7. For The Kids’ Room

    November 1, 2012 by barbara

    I have been on the lookout for ideas on how to decorate a children’s bedroom for my niece.  Her mum, my sister is planning to move my 3-year old niece into her own bedroom and she has asked me for some ideas on how to make the room pretty and comfortable.  So while the spouse was busy checking out rod ends for his garage project, I was surfing the internet and came across this cute fun folk-art clothesline for the wall from  All you need is to sketch the image onto the wall and then paint over it.  Then screw the knobs into place for the little one to hang his/her clothes.  Pretty neat eh?   I am sure my little niece would love it.

  8. Lock Your Food Away With Fridge Locker

    October 26, 2012 by barbara

    A fridge locker is something you may want to get if you think your room-mate or co-worker is snitching your food in the pantry.  The Fridge Locker is available at  This solid plastic locker is complete with a strong combination lock and fits right in the cooler.  It is perfect for home or office and comes packed flat.


  9. MacKenzie Childs Flower Market Wine Cooler

    October 22, 2012 by barbara

    I just found something that is great for wine lovers out there. If you like hosting parties at home, you may also like this lovely Flower Market Wine Cooler from Neiman Marcus. Made from enamel steel and features an antique brass handle, this wine cooler will definitely be the topic of conversation at the dinner table.   It make a very nice housewarming gift too.


  10. Halloween Craft For Children

    October 18, 2012 by barbara

    Halloween is less than 2 weeks away.  My daughter has been asking that I buy her a Halloween plastic bucket for trick-o-treating.  As there will be no trick-o-treating over here, I think it is not a good idea to buy it.  Therefore I have decided to make one for her.   I logged on to Pinterest last night to find some ideas and chanced upon a few really nice and easy Halloween crafts for children.

    painted mason jars

    ghostly lanterns made from plastic bottles

    I am going to try to do a couple of crafts with my daughter soon.  Hopefully she would forget about asking me to buy/make her a plastic pumpkin basket.