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  1. Create A Cozy Nursery With Noon Softspace

    January 25, 2010 by barbara

    If you are planning to create a delightful nursery for your new baby or you know someone who are interested in creating a beautiful space for their children, then Noon Softspace is the site you may want to check out.  This Swiss company aims to provide children with their own quiet space as well as a playful environment by using harmonious combinations of patterns and colors of beautiful high quality fabrics.  They have a great range of cute toys, versatile blankie, soft pillow and more.  My favorite item from this fabulous store is the Pic Pocket, a lovely hanging organizer which is also great as a wall decor.  It can be personalized with the baby’s names with cute wooden letters at no charge.

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    Another one of my favorite items at Noon Softspace is the unique Play Curtains which come with 7 pockets for storing toys.  What a brilliant idea.  Noon Softspace is a wonderful source for creating a fun and functional space for your little ones.   Hurry and swing by their website now.

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  2. old things, new uses

    January 25, 2010 by barbara

    I came across some really good ways to repurpose everyday items from RealSimple.com.  I never knew so many things can be so useful, just like auto insurance.  I definitely  look at things in a different way now.  Here are some of my favorites.

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    1) WD 40

    It can be used to remove crayons from any surface such as plastic, metal, TV screens or freshly painted walls. Just apply a small amount and rub away with a clean cloth.

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    2)  Mayonnaise

    It can be used to remove old stickers from mirrors, glass and bumpers.  Just apply a generous helping to persistent adhesives and scrape it off with a putty knife.

     

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    3)  Laundry bag

    Great for keeping lids, baby bottle caps and other small items from falling through the dishwasher rack.

     

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    4)  Pillowcases

    They can be used to clean a ceiling fan.  Just slide an old pillowcase over a blade, then grip the case and pull it back.  This will keep the dirt contained.

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    5)  Newspaper

    When your container has smell, just use some newspaper and put it into a plastic container, seal it and let it sit overnight.  By next day, all the smell will be absorbed by the newspaper.  What a great Food container deodorizer.

     


  3. Care For Some Dim Sum?

    January 23, 2010 by barbara

    If you are a Dim Sum lover and would like to encourage your children to eat them, here is something you may want to get. a 20-piece Chinese food set from Small World Toys.  This pretend-playset includes 2 chopsticks, a chopsticks rest, soy sauce bottle, soy sauce plate, tea cup, Chinese paper take-out box, shrimp, rice, 2 lettuce leaves, dim sum steamer, spring roll with lid, 4 pieces of dim sum, a dumpling and a fortune cookie.   Simply delicious huh?  Check out Asianmommy.com for more information.


  4. Keep Your Cables Organized

    January 22, 2010 by barbara

    My husband was on the computer a while ago looking for 24 hour towing and I quickly asked him to also check out anything that can keep the cables organized.  I have a big problem with cables all over the desk and floor.  What a big mess.  Well, I am glad that he found Cordies, a on-your-desk cable management system which organizes the computer cables and also keeping them weighed down so that they do not fall off the desk when disconnected.  I like them because they are cute and colourful.  Cordies come with 3 individual loop spaces and is available at Quirky.com

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  5. Baby Baths Make A Great Baby Shower Gift

    January 22, 2010 by barbara

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    A friend of mine  invited me to her baby shower last weekend.  It was great to see her and everyone had a nice time at the shower.  I was looking around for a nice gift for her baby a week before the shower and decided to get the Flexi-bath.  It is a hard plastic children’s bathtub made from polypropylene and thermoplastic elastomeric.   What is so special about this bath is that the corners and non-slip bottom of the bath have TPE lines which enables the bathtub to be folded flat easily with a touch of the hand.  Designed by Danish Company, A Real Cool World, the bath can be stored anywhere in the house.  How space-saving eh?  I bought the green bathtub for my friend’s baby.  Also available are pink/red/blue/transparent and turquoise.  Check out Gizmag.com.

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  6. New Arrival From Victoria Secret

    January 18, 2010 by barbara

    I have been browsing the Victoria Secret site and boy, do I want to click the Add To Bag button at every item I saw.  Their new spring 2010 collection is just fabulous.  I feel like giving my whole wardrobe a makeover now.  Hmm…..I think before that, I have to look for the best weight loss pills because I need to lose another 3 kilos.   I want to look good wearing those clothes.  Check out Victoria Secret if you want to give your wardrobe an update look that is not too hard on your pockets.

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    Cowlback Sweater.  Sexy or what?

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    Linen Beach Pant

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    Soft & Sexy Wrap

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    Linen belted Cargo Skirt


  7. Want to burn calories?

    January 16, 2010 by barbara

    Well, just go shopping ;) It was reported in the DailyMail.co.uk that average women burn up to 48,000 calories a year just by going shopping.  This is the best weight loss plan I’ve come across so far.  Lose weight while doing something we love.  Besides retail therapy, shopping helps us to shed some pounds too.  No wonder about 2000 polled ladies said they felt more tired and exhausted after a day’s shopping than at the gym.  This is so cool.  Now we have more reasons to go shopping.

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  8. Leather Motocross Pants

    January 16, 2010 by barbara

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    While browsing the online stores, I came across this good-looking motorcross pants from Net-A-Porter.com.  This black leather pants has motocross knee detailing and zip-fastening cuffs.   Great when paired with sharp shouldered jacket and heels.  I have seen many celebrities wearing pants like this.  Tight leather pants are great for highlighting slender figures.  I wish I can wear this kind of pants and look good in it.   Perhaps I can after taking some top top fat burners?


  9. Things that caught my eyes

    January 16, 2010 by barbara

    Here are some really cool handmade stuff which I found on Etsy and a few other online stores.  Besides fashion accessories and arts & crafts, I also found a really effective home remedies for blackheads for those who want to get rid of those pesky blackheads ;)

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    Copper Brown Sea Glass Necklace from Ashtash at Etsy.com

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    Spring Tags with Ribbons to make your presents prettier from Jellybeans at Etsy.com

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    A very funky photo frame made from recycled magazines at Decade-gifts.com

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    Time to get rid of those blackheads with ProNexin.

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    Trio hand dyed scarf to perk up those dull winter days.  Available at PrettyPanda @ Etsy.com

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    A beautiful Shadow Petal bracelet to wrap around your hand.  Available at Interesting Particulars.


  10. Decorating Children’s Bedroom

    January 16, 2010 by barbara

    My soon-to-be 5 year old has been asking me to decorate her bedroom.  She told me that she wants her own room (we have been co-sleeping).  My baby is growing up fast.  It seems like just yesterday I was popping those prenatal vitamins.  I have been looking around for some ideas and spotted these cool stickers from Hu2.com.

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    Hopscotch stickers

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    A pack of butterflies

    I know my daughter would love to have these in her bedroom.  Check out Hu2.com if you are looking for ideas on how to decorate a children’s bedroom.