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  1. D-I-Y Wrapping Paper

    December 17, 2010 by barbara

    While the man was checking out the 5.1 home theatre system which he hopes to get for his birthday that is less than a month away, I have been looking online for some great ideas on how to wrap presents the d-i-y way.  Yes, there are many presents to be wrapped for Christmas and birthdays coming up.  I was browsing the internet and came upon this really neat gift wrap idea from  Just use a plain craft paper and cut out the alphabets of the recipient’s name from books that you do not want.  I like this idea very much and I am going to give it a try.


  2. Insulated Lunch Bag

    December 15, 2010 by barbara

    Here is something to brighten up your lunch time – A colourful insulated lunch bag.  Brown Paper Bag is pretty boring, don’t you think so?  This lovely insulated lunch tote is made of durable, lightweight and reusable polywoven material.   It features a fold-over top with velcro closure and a nylon loop for easy carrying.   Carry your lunch in style with this insulated lunch bag from


  3. oh how i heart these

    December 11, 2010 by barbara

    While my husband was talking on the phone with his brother about sirius satellite radio, I was at the computer doing some online shopping for clogs. I heart clogs.  A wardrobe staple during the summer, the clogs are still highly popular in winter.  We just need to wear it with a pair of heavy patterned socks or tights.  Would you wear them in the cold months?  I adore the clogs from



  4. JCrew Kids

    December 11, 2010 by barbara

    I am going crazy over the kids’ collection at J Crew.  I feel like buying everything for my daughter.  Their collection is simply awesome. I love their tops, skirts, shorts and dresses.  Not forgetting their fabulous ballet flats for girls.  Oh I am just giddy with excitement.  There is so much to buy but so little money.  Here are a few of my favourite outfits.






  5. i heart these

    December 9, 2010 by barbara

    I was surfing the internet last night, looking for Kichler lighting for my kitchen when a few things caught my eyes.  Some of the things I found online make really great Christmas gifts.  Have you started gift shopping yet?  Below are the few things that I really heart.


    Porcelain plates which look like paper plates from


    Table made of pallets via norsk stil.  I would love to have this in my house.


    Colourful table cloth via design shimmer


    A very cute baby swing


    Vintage postcard posies via


    Paper garland made from vintage paper via

  6. Cookie and Cupcake Carrier

    December 7, 2010 by barbara

    Here is a really cool way to carry your baked goods – The Two Layer Cookie & Cupcake Carrier from  This carrier features circles for cupcake security, snap closure and 2 reversible inserts.  It is just perfect for potlucks, picnics and parties.  The Two Layer Cookie & Cupcake Carrier makes a wonderful gift for a lovely baker.


  7. Christmas Gift Ideas Under $50

    December 6, 2010 by barbara

    Christmas is less than 3 weeks away.  So, have you started your holiday gift shopping yet?   I like shopping for gifts during the holiday season.  However I know some people who love Christmas but just dislike shopping for gifts because it can get rather overwhelming.  If you would like to enjoy a more relaxed shopping experience, here are some gift ideas under $50.  You can get home accessories, jewelries such as rings and even something for the kids in this list.


    Elegant Felt Garland made from 100% felted wool and beads.  Available from Branch Home.


    Beautiful ring from Palm Beach Jewelry


    Zirconia Bracelet from Palm Beach Jewelry


    Winepocket made from 100% felt from Branch Home


    Birdie Pillow from Branch Home

  8. Paper Dolls Shower Curtain

    December 4, 2010 by barbara

    What is the fastest way to add some colours to your bathroom?  Well, with shower curtains of course.  It is the quickest and and easiest way to transform your bathroom from drab to fab.  I like this pink Paper Doll Shower Curtain from  It has a fun bold pattern which will instantly change the look of your bathroom.


  9. Accessorizing Your Outfit

    December 3, 2010 by barbara

    I am into accessories. I love wearing bracelets, necklace, rings and earrings. Accessories are great for sprucing up a plain outfit or rejuvenate an old one.  With the right accessories, it is easy to add unique touches to your look or make an ordinary outfit look great.  While the man was busy looking for material handling equipment, I found some gorgeous accessories from


    Jet Glass Pearl Ribbon Necklace


    Jem Magnet Bangle


    Pink Cocktail Ring

  10. My Christmas Wishlist

    December 1, 2010 by barbara

    Christmas is less than a month away. Do you look forward to Christmas?  Have you started counting down?  I love to see the Christmas decor at the malls and listening to the Christmas songs.  Would be nice if there is snow now.  What do you look forward to during Christmas?  Party? Shopping?  I have been seeing some posts about Christmas wish list so I thought it would be fun to have one too.  Here’s my Christmas wish :-


    Cole Haan Stephanie Air Pump


    Garnet Suede Wrap Bracelet from ShopRumor


    Tommy Bahama Electric Bike from


    Last but not least….no more dark eye circles.  If you want to know how to get rid of that, do click here.

    Oh I would also wish to good health and being able to make more money so that my family and I can travel to the places we love. So, what are your Christmas wishes?  Care to share?