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  1. Happy Chinese New Year

    January 24, 2012 by barbara

    Here’s wishing all my dear readers A Very Happy Chinese New Year.

    May the Year of The Water Dragon brings you Good Health, Greater Fortune and Abundance of Happiness.  Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  2. Getting Ready For Chinese New Year

    January 20, 2012 by barbara

    The Chinese New Year is just days away.  There is so much to do at home.  I have only put up the lanterns and bought the pussy willow plant.  I have yet to get ready the red packets, spring clean the house, help a friend to look for ph meters, ironing and etc.  I hope to get everything done by Saturday.  One of the things I want to do is to decorate my basket with mandarin oranges, something like the photo below.  Nice?  Are you all ready to usher in the Year of the Dragon?


  3. Silkscreen Buddha Image

    January 17, 2012 by barbara

    I was Gaiam just now and chanced upon this beautiful Buddha Silkscreen Print Set.  It features Buddha images on four different colours kimono silk.  Very serene and calming.  The quartet of serenely smiling Buddhas bestows warmth and beauty on any decor.  The silkscreens are produced by artisans using nontoxic dyes and techniques developed more than 500 years ago.   The Buddha Silkscreen Sets are perfect for the home or office.


  4. Valentina Ramos Aaron Shower Curtain

    January 13, 2012 by barbara

    I was helping a friend to look up the rv loans online when I stumbled upon Valentina Ramos Aaron Shower Curtain at Deny Designs.  I just adore this fun shower curtain which feature an elephant.  I have a thing for this mystical and majestic animal.  This Valentina Ramos Aaron Shower Curtain will certainly make the bathroom more fun.  Hmm..perhaps the guests may even spend more time in there because of it.  It is made from polyester and features buttonhole openings.


  5. Sweet Cookie Bags

    January 7, 2012 by barbara

    I am helping a friend to look for some ideas for her daughter’s birthday party which will be held next month.  Her daughter is turning 4.  While I was at Etsy, I chanced upon some very cute cookie bags and packaging which I think my friend could use since she intends to serve cookies at the party.   I really like them and I hope my friend does too.


    Colourful Dotted Lip and Tape Bag from Avenue 55


    Brown Bow Cookie Bag from Avenue 55


    Cookie Bags from KTB Designs

  6. Hostess Gifts From Jonathan Adler

    January 3, 2012 by barbara

    Besides helping a friend to look for heated car seat covers, I am also shopping for hostess gift.  My cousin is hosting a dinner party next weekend at her home.  It is a family get-together party and I would like to present her with a hostess gift.  I was at Jonathan Adler and came across this lovely Elephant Butter Dish.  Ain’t that cute?   My cousin is an elephant lover like me and I am sure she would like this gift.


  7. Jelly Mouse Flat By Marc Jacobs

    December 30, 2011 by barbara


    Aren’t this the cutest?  It is the Jelly Mouse Flat from Marc by Marc Jacobs.   They are great for rainy days and when you do not feel like wearing your rainboots.   This flat is made of rubber and has rubber soles. The toes are adorned with lil mouse ears, eyes and even whiskers.  There is also a tail pattern at the heel.  Walking has never been this fun.  The Jelly Flats are also available in Black, White and Yellow.

  8. Wedding Gifts Shopping

    December 26, 2011 by barbara

    Christmas celebration is over.  Time sure flies when you are having fun.  I had a great time with friends and families these past few days.  I have been eating way too much since Christmas Eve too.  Now it is back to work time for the next few days until it is time to bid farewell to 2011.  In the meantime, I do have to start looking for wedding gifts online. My good friend is getting married in a few month’s time and it is better to start shopping for a wedding gift now. I am planning to get her a meaningful gift, such as this “Home Is Where Your Story Begins” Canvas from Personal Creations.


  9. Merry Christmas

    December 24, 2011 by barbara

    Happy Holidays Everyone.  Thank you my dear readers for all your support.


    image via flickr

  10. Bagatelles & Co.

    December 19, 2011 by barbara

    While the man was busy shopping for gps trailer tracking, I had my hands or more like my eyes full with Bagatelles and Co.  They have such a lovely range of sweet handbags.  I am in love!    The bags at this Etsy store have a vintage feel to it.  I wish I could buy all of them.  If only Santa would grant my wish this Christmas.  Take a look at these lovelies.


    Multi floral Lily Clutch


    Iris flower Lily Clutch