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  1. Mini Boombox MP3 Speakers

    July 10, 2012 by barbara

    While the spouse is busy checking out the Shoei Qwest helmets for his new ride,  I am looking for a new mobile phone.  I am still contemplating if I should get the iPhone or an Android phone.  Anyway, what’s important is that I get to use Instagram and also play music on my mobile phone.  I want to listen to music when I’m running.  You can imagine my delight when I saw this cute Mini Boombox MP3 Speakers at Fred Flare.  It sure brings back memories of the 80’s.   This mini boombox is actually an iPhones and iPods dock.  When attached to your device, it allows you to share your music with everyone.  The Mini Boombox MP3 Speaker’s measurement is 2.5″x1. 25″x0. 5.   How cool eh?  Looks like I may have to get an iPhone if I want this Mini Boombox MP3 Speaker.

  2. Cotton Candy Tin Holders

    July 9, 2012 by barbara

    I am loving these cute Cotton Candy Design Tin Holders from Pearl Rivers.  These brightly coloured tins have a vintage touch to it.   When I was little, I wish to have one of these to keep my coins, hair clips or some treasured knick-knacks.   You can also get them to store tea, coffee or sugar.  Perhaps you may want to get a few of these tin holders to decorate your kitchen too.  How endearing, right?


  3. Cool Paper Products

    July 8, 2012 by barbara

    Oh I have just stumbled upon this online store called Rie Elise Larsen and it has the most amazing things there.  Rie Elise Larsen is well known for their paper products which include paper designs, lampshades, storage boxes, notebooks, posters, wrapping paper and etc.  I think I can spend just hours browsing this store.   You know how much I love colourful items made of paper huh?  They also have tea towels, textiles, lamps and hooks/hangers.  Here are what I am loving right now.


     Storage boxes

    Wrapping Papers

    Paper Bags

  4. Star Wars Cupcakes

    July 7, 2012 by barbara

    While the spouse was shopping for eye bolts last weekend, I walked around the cafes and saw some of the cutest cupcakes.  They were in chocolate and vanilla flavours but what was unique about them is that the Star Wars characters were stenciled onto the cupcakes.  Star Wars fans are going to love them.  I was wondering how they managed to do it until I saw these Star Wars Cupcake Stencil Set from Williams-Sonoma.  Arent’ they adorable?  Well you can even use them on your pancakes.

  5. Temporary Tattoos For Children

    July 3, 2012 by barbara

    I came across this very useful tattoo kit at  You can temporarily stamp your child with your contact info, especially when you send them to the camp or outings with friends.   The convenient kit comes with 2 sets of 15 custom tottoos.  Make a great gift too.

  6. The New Adjustable Wonderbra

    June 29, 2012 by barbara

    The popular underwire brassiere, Wonderbra has been relaunched recently.   Women who wants a curvier cleavage will be happy to know that Wonderbra has a new design now.  With just a pull of a cord that is situated between the two cups, the bra will give a more voluptuous effect on the wearer.   The bra cost £32, is available in sizes 32A to 38DD.


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  7. 10 Steps To Make A Pinata

    June 25, 2012 by barbara

    Recently I attended a birthday party of a 7 year old boy which was held in his home.  The birthday theme is Splish Splash and there were a few pools filled with for the kids to play in.   After the cake blowing session, all the kids had a chance to beat a horse-shaped pinata.  A pinata doesn’t come cheap over here.  I was told that the parents paid RM170 for it.  Crazy right?  I just discovered this website where we can learn how to make a pinata in just 10 steps.  Here is the link :-  10 Steps To Make A Pinata.  Since I like doing craft so much, I want to try making a pinata for my daughter’s birthday next year.

  8. MNG Sales

    June 21, 2012 by barbara

    I chatted on the phone with my girlfriend last night about paternity tests and not long after, we talked about shopping.  My friend went to the Mango (MNG) Sales over the weekend and managed to grab a few things.   She got me all excited when she told me about her good buys.  I just went to their online store to check out the sales.  Managed to find a few items that I like.  Looks like I better hurry to the mall to grab some good buys.


    Straight cut two toned dress


    Low waist cropped jeans


    Striped Shirt


  9. Get More Sales With The Right Store Displays

    June 20, 2012 by barbara

    Besides having a store at strategic location, another very important thing to consider is creating an appealing and attractive store display.  The right choice of retail space design and creative retail display will help to attract traffic and generate repeat sales.  Besides having elegant lighting, stores with smart retail display stand out from others and are able to persuade shoppers to come in, stay longer and return.

    I have been to some stores which made me turn around and head to the exit right away because I feel very uncomfortable inside the store as the items were displayed in an unorganized manner.  It is very difficult to look for something when the store is not organized.  I personally feel very claustrophobic when I walk into a packed store with items all over the place.   Whether or not a customer decides to buy your item will depends largely on the style your product is displayed.   In some shops, items are poorly displayed hence projecting a ‘cheap item shop’ image which will not be able to drive high margin sales.

    A great store design does not only mean having matching colours and specific theme.  Having optimal display products with appropriate size, shape, colour and design are vital to create displays that will get the customers attention.  Retail display equipment comes in all shapes and sizes.  Sturdy store displays are important to protect the merchandize as well as making them look good.

    One such place where you can find good quality display equipment is at  They are one of the premier suppliers for marketing store display collections, professional kitchen and restaurant products and many other store supplies.  You can also find a comprehensive listing of products necessary for any retail environment at Fixtures and Displays.

    It is also a good idea to place items at different heights especially when the items are the same size.   This create a visual interest and keeps the customers’ eyes moving around.    Slatwall is a fairly common choice of retail wall display for small and large shops.  It comes in a variety of colours and finishes.  Slatwall Accessories such as shelving, hooks, baskets, hangrails, shoe displays and many more are available to help merchandize your products.

    So, if you want to increase your sales or make your store more inviting and comfortable to shop in, do check out for some eye-catching display equipment.

  10. Colour Block Trend 2012

    June 15, 2012 by barbara

    2012 Spring  and Summer is all about bright colours.  I have been seeing many 2 or 3-colour tops and dresses.  I really like this trend, especially when there are vertical blocks on the side.  This creates a slimmer illusion.  Some fashion experts warned that wearing colour block garments can be pretty tricky if not problematic for short women.  Not all are pleasing and flattering.   So do make sure that the clothing are flattering, if not, it would be best to avoid this trend.


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