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  1. Recycled Tin Cans

    March 6, 2012 by barbara

    You know, this DIY stuff is really making me fall head over heels in love with arts and crafts especially when it comes to paper crafts.  I am glued to the computer most of the time browsing creative blogs and pinterest.  If only I have more time.  I would love to just sit down and do my crafts.  Sometimes I even wish that my family or friends are planning a wedding so that I can help with some decor stuff.  I saw this cute idea on recycling tin cans into centerpieces at reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com.

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    I can’t wait to do something with my stash of tin cans!


  2. I Am A Pinaholic

    March 6, 2012 by barbara

    Did I mention that I love Pinterest? I can actually spend hours just browsing this site. I bet all Pinterest fans do that. Besides fashion and food recipes, my favourite category is craft. There is virtually nothing that these creative people cannot do. I get so inspired seeing all the wonderful crafts pinned in this virtual board. I think one would probably be able to find a tutorial on how to build steel buildings. Just yesterday, I chanced upon this lovely idea on how to decorate a mason jar.

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    So simple and beautiful.  These jars are great as centerpiece for a wedding or dinner party.


  3. IKEA Regolit Lamp

    March 4, 2012 by barbara

    Just the other day when my spouse was at a store checking out the BBK electric fuel pump kit as he would like to get a replacement for his force-induction car,  I went shopping in IKEA.  I am a great fan of IKEA.  My hubby is a car-enthusiast so he spent like 2 hours checking out the electric fuel pump kits which means I had 2 hours in the Swedish store.  Actually, I have seen some inspiring DIY lamp using IKEA’s Regolit lamp from IKEA Hackers.  Therefore, I would like to do something too.  I did get myself 2 Regolit lamps.  Time to let the creative juice flows.

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  4. Foldable Rainboots

    February 27, 2012 by barbara

    I am so loving this Folding Rainboot from RedFootShoes.com  It is light-weight, water proof and very stylish too.  This folding welly is made from Redfoot’s revolutionary rubber called Spacetex X25 which is a unique material that allows the Rainboot to fold up into a small pouch.  How genius eh?   It also has a soft warm fleece lining to keep your feet warm.  If you want to look chic in the rain, get one now.

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  5. Dress For Wedding

    February 23, 2012 by barbara

    My cousin is a musician and he performs at the local club every weekend with his bandmates.  He took guitar lessons since he was 10 and now he plays the fender electric bass .   He will be getting married this summer and he plans to have a beach wedding.  My cousin said that he and his bandmates will be performing at his wedding too.  Oh I just cannot wait.  I am sure it will be an awesome wedding.  I just found this lovely ethnic lace dress from Free People a while ago. I think it would be nice to wear to the beach wedding, don’t you think so?

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  6. I could eat a horse

    February 23, 2012 by barbara

    I like to say this every time when I am really hungry.   Well, this post is not about the saying.  Instead it is about a clever tool use for measuring spaghetti portions. The portion can be small, adult or” eat a horse”. For days that sometimes a handful of pasta ain’t enough.  Funny and cute eh?  It is available at Reykjavik Corner Store.  Available in green or plastic steel.

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  7. $6.95 Prescription Glasses At Zenni Optical

    February 21, 2012 by barbara

    If you are interested in getting yourself a new pair of prescription glasses, well look no further than Zenni Optical.  They are a leader in the eyeglasses industry and have an incredible range of high quality and affordable eyeglasses. Whether you are looking for men’s', women’s or unisex frames, they have them all.  They also carry frames for children.  At this online store, you can find really nice frames with single vision lens,  tinted lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens.  Do you know that you can order virtually any eyeglasses here with a tint?  The full rim, half rim and even rimless frame eyeglasses can be tinted to suit your style for just $4.95. Do not forget to take a look at their $6.95 prescription eyeglasses when you are there.  Zenni Optical only sell their own manufactured brand and their eyeglasses are brought direct from their factories to the consumers.  Therefore, no middlemen are involved and this means more savings to you.

    It is really very easy to order from this user-friendly website.  Just be sure to have your prescription available, upload your face to the Zenni Frame Fit, select your prescription type, choose your favourite eyeglass frame and click the “Try On” button to see how the frame would look on your face.  Then, click The Order button on the frames you want, enter your prescription and click “Add to cart” button.   Simple huh?

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    Right now, Zenni Optical is running a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion on all its eyeglasses.  This crazy promotion is their biggest ever and is only available for a limited time.  So if you plan to give yourself a new look and are looking for a pair or two fashionable eyeglasses, they are the site you should check out.

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  8. Birthday Gift Ideas For A Friend

    February 18, 2012 by barbara

    A dear friend’s birthday is just 2 weeks away.  She will be having a little birthday party do at her home with friends and family.  I cannot wait to celebrate her birthday as she is turning 40.   My friend is the first one in our group of friends to turn 40 so this is very special indeed.  A few of us are going to help her put up the decoration for her party.  The decor involves lots of heart-shape stuff, banners, sweet paper flowers made from cupcake liners and etc.  It is going to be so much fun.

    I have been thinking what to get her for her birthday.  I found a couple of things which I think she would like.

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    Gold Peter Pan Collar from Dorothy Perkins. My friend loves tops with Peter Pan collar so I think she would really like this gold collar.

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    Tan East/West Shopper from Dorothy Perkins.  She has been looking around for a shopper and since orange is her favourite colour, I think she would like this bag.

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    Beautiful candlewick bedspreads from Damart.  Pink is her favourite colour and just recently, she was saying that she would like to get a new bedspread.  So, do you think she would like this lovely Dusky Pink candlewick bedspread?

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    Cream and Crystal Necklace from Dorothy Perkins.  I just love the simplicity of this necklace.

    It is so hard to make a decision on which to choose for my friend.  Perhaps I should get a few of them as gifts for her.


  9. Cool Fingers For The Kitchen

    February 18, 2012 by barbara

    I can’t tell you how many times I have hurt my fingers while trying to hold on to hot bowls and plates from the microwave.  Well, with this Cool Fingers from Perpetual Kid, you won’t be hearing anymore loud “Ouch” from me.  It is made of silicone and can stand the heat.  Just wipe off to clean it.  Easy peasy.

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  10. Gift Tags for Jam Jars

    February 15, 2012 by barbara

    A good friend of mine loves to bake and she has been baking all kinds of cakes and cookies for her friends and family.  Last Christmas, she decided to embark on a little business by baking fruit cakes and gingerbread cookies.   All her bakes were snapped up in a very short time.  This shows how good she is at baking huh?  She gave me a piece of fruit cake and a jar of cookies.  They were heavenly.  I can still imagine the taste of rum from the fruitcake when I took a bite.  Recently, she is into making jams and have made quite a number of marmalade.  Since everyone loves her jam, she intends to make other types of fruit jams to sell.

    Since I love to create my own gift tags, I told my friend that I would love to do some jam jar tags for her.  I am thinking of using twines and brown paper / kraft paper to create the tags.  I have a few ideas on how to design the tags.  It is going to be fun and I cannot wait to start.  I hope my friend’s baking business will continue to grow and soon she may need to get some rack cards to promote her business.

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    image via thegreengal.co.uk