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  1. Want to burn calories?

    January 16, 2010 by barbara

    Well, just go shopping ;) It was reported in the DailyMail.co.uk that average women burn up to 48,000 calories a year just by going shopping.  This is the best weight loss plan I’ve come across so far.  Lose weight while doing something we love.  Besides retail therapy, shopping helps us to shed some pounds too.  No wonder about 2000 polled ladies said they felt more tired and exhausted after a day’s shopping than at the gym.  This is so cool.  Now we have more reasons to go shopping.

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  2. Leather Motocross Pants

    January 16, 2010 by barbara

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    While browsing the online stores, I came across this good-looking motorcross pants from Net-A-Porter.com.  This black leather pants has motocross knee detailing and zip-fastening cuffs.   Great when paired with sharp shouldered jacket and heels.  I have seen many celebrities wearing pants like this.  Tight leather pants are great for highlighting slender figures.  I wish I can wear this kind of pants and look good in it.   Perhaps I can after taking some top top fat burners?


  3. Things that caught my eyes

    January 16, 2010 by barbara

    Here are some really cool handmade stuff which I found on Etsy and a few other online stores.  Besides fashion accessories and arts & crafts, I also found a really effective home remedies for blackheads for those who want to get rid of those pesky blackheads ;)

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    Copper Brown Sea Glass Necklace from Ashtash at Etsy.com

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    Spring Tags with Ribbons to make your presents prettier from Jellybeans at Etsy.com

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    A very funky photo frame made from recycled magazines at Decade-gifts.com

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    Time to get rid of those blackheads with ProNexin.

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    Trio hand dyed scarf to perk up those dull winter days.  Available at PrettyPanda @ Etsy.com

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    A beautiful Shadow Petal bracelet to wrap around your hand.  Available at Interesting Particulars.


  4. Decorating Children’s Bedroom

    January 16, 2010 by barbara

    My soon-to-be 5 year old has been asking me to decorate her bedroom.  She told me that she wants her own room (we have been co-sleeping).  My baby is growing up fast.  It seems like just yesterday I was popping those prenatal vitamins.  I have been looking around for some ideas and spotted these cool stickers from Hu2.com.

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    Hopscotch stickers

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    A pack of butterflies

    I know my daughter would love to have these in her bedroom.  Check out Hu2.com if you are looking for ideas on how to decorate a children’s bedroom.


  5. Watch Season Of Fate Online

    January 15, 2010 by barbara

    Yippee…I can finally watch this new TVB Drama – Season of Fate online.  I have been so busy lately that at the end of the day, I am just too tired to do anything.  Well, the weekend is here so I can start to watch this drama.  Season of Fate is a period drama which stars my favourite actors and actresses.  They are Roger Kwok, Esther Kwan and  Michele Yim.  Here is the synopsis from AsianUniverse.net:-

    Poor LIN SHEUNG CHUN (Kwan Wing Ho, Esther) is sold to KWAN’s family as a concubine but her husband passes away accidentally. Losing husband has caused the first wife WONG YEUK LAM (Michelle Yim) erratic behaviour. CHUN has no choice but to take up all family responsibilities including operation of the family’s bistro. During the time, MA WING CHING (Kwok Chun On) and LEI SHI MUI (Regen Cheung) are swindling around, their schemes get unveiled by CHUN. However, LAM mistakenly recognizes CHING as her senior apprentice and she runs after him all the time. CHING seizes the chance to swindle money by working at the bistro. After a series of incidents, CHUN and CHING unexpectedly have crush on each other. CHUN feels caught in the middle between CHING and her childhood friend LEUNG GAU MUI (Kok Ching Hung). All of a sudden, LAM’s second senior apprentice YAM FEI YEUNG (Ng Wai Kwok) returns home with his foster son YAM SHING TIN (Leung Lit Wai). YEUNG hopes to get LAM’s heart back to him but CHUN believes that he has intentions behind it. Coming as a surprise, she discovers the secret of CHING…

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  6. Gingerbread House Cookies

    January 14, 2010 by barbara

    I am so delighted to see this fantastic idea from Not Martha – Tiny Gingerbread housed perched on the edge of your mug.   I love sipping some hot chocolate or coffee.  Having a cute gingerbread house perched on my mug is just fabulous.  Ain’t she creative?  I wonder if she sells these Gingerbread Houses.  If she does, I know I will be ordering many of them…perhaps one for each day.  Yes, of course I would need some dieting pills later on but that’s alright. They are just too cute and yummy to ignore.

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  7. Keep Warm With Sanyo Kairo Hand Warmer

    January 14, 2010 by barbara

    Besides looking for the best acne products, I am also very interested in getting this Sanyo Kairo Hand Warmer for my mother-in-law.  This cute egg-shaped plastic shell has 2 temperature settings and comes with a rechargeable lithium battery.  For those who are  experiencing winter now, there is no need to shiver when you walk to the grocery stores because this little warmer will keep your hands warm.   People with arthiritis or other ailment which leave them with cold hands and feet may want to check out this Sanyo Kairo Hand Warmer.   Available at Amazon.com.

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  8. Beautiful DragonFly Accent Light

    January 14, 2010 by barbara

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    During our previous vacation to the Big Apple, we stayed at a very nice hotel.  I still remember the time we had our coffee at the patio of the hotel.  The view was superb and the atmosphere was just wonderful.  The patio was beautifully decorated with flowers, stainless steel pinwheels, butterfly vases and dragonfly windchimes.  As soon as I saw these Dragonfly Accent Light, it brought me back to the time we spent in New York.   These solar-powered Dragonfly Accent Lights are indeed charming and eco-friendly.   They will automatically light up at dusk and burn brightly for 12 hours.  A nice addition to any home.  Ok, now I am still thinking about New York.  I better look up on travel new york again.


  9. Heart Umbrellas For The Romantics

    January 11, 2010 by barbara

    Oh how I love this Heart Umbrella.  Ain’t it romantic?

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    Makes a lovely Valentine’s Day gift.  Check out artlebedev.com for more colours.


  10. Go Green With Stainless Steel Baby Bottles

    January 8, 2010 by barbara

    Are you shopping for an alternative to plastic baby bottles?  Well look no further than organicKidz Stainless Steel Baby Bottles.  These bottles are BPA and lead free, and are available in 40z, 7oz 9 oz bottles.  The lid is a 2oz durable stainless steel design which can be used a measuring cup.  Awesome eh?  The stainless steel baby bottles are easy to hold and easy to clean.   Good news is they are unbreakable and also dent resistant.   My favorite is the Brown Dots Baby Bottle.  Check out OrganicKidz.ca for more designs. Payment can be made via Paypal and they accept major credit cards. I wonder if they have phone check for those who would like to pay by check?

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