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  1. Birthday Gift For Fathers

    May 1, 2012 by barbara

    So while the spouse was fixing the corner TV mount in the living room, I was on the internet browsing my favourite stores to look for a gift.  My dad is celebrating his birthday next month and I thought I would get him a unique gift.  I like some recycled items I came across earlier.  There is nothing more meaningful that gifts made from recycled material huh?


    Ipad Case made from repurposed mail sacks.  Available at


    LP Record Clock made from neglected LP.  Available at


    BBQ Apron that is made from recycled fabric.  Available at

  2. Summer Bags From Gap

    May 1, 2012 by barbara

    Have you checked out Gap?  Its new collection is so fun and bright.  As a bag lover, I did not hesitate to check out the Bag Collection right away.  Oh, they just give me butterflies in the tummy. There are so many straw bags and totes that I like.  Perhaps I should get one straw bag and one tote bag.  Too many? Nah!




  3. Espadrilles For Summer

    April 26, 2012 by barbara

    After checking out what is cpa network, I went over to my favourite site for some window shopping.  Guess what I found?  Espadrilles!  My all-time favourite shoes.  They are so comfortable and not to mention cute.  These no-nonsense slip-ons can go anywhere.  Espadrilles are a must-have for warmer season.   They can keep your feet cool during the summer days.


    Palm Tree print Espadrille


    Silver and Tan Bow Espadrille

  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.