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  1. Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

    October 1, 2011 by barbara

    A friend of mine is into Matryoshka Nesting Dolls and this has rubbed off on me.  Whenever I see a Matryoshka doll, I would get excited.  While looking for some party ideas, I stumbled upon these cute Matryoshka Cupcake Toppers from Etsy (The Blissful Baker).  These colourful toppers are great if you are hosting a nesting doll party.

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    I also like this retro Matryoshka lunch tote which is insulated.  Available at Paper-Source.com


  2. Cute Halloween Costumes

    September 27, 2011 by barbara

    Well, it’s almost that time already.  Have you decided what to wear on Halloween?  My 6 year old told me that she would like to dress up on Halloween though we do not celebrate Halloween as it is not so popular over here.  She has been seeing lots of Halloween costumes for sale at the mall.  It would be great if there is a Halloween party so I can dress her up.  Well, if you are on the lookout for something unique and cute for your children, do check out CostumeExpress.com.  They have an extensive costumes for children and adults.

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    Get one now and have a spooktacular time!


  3. Useful Kitchen Gadgets

    September 19, 2011 by barbara

    I just saw a few items at The Kitchen outlet that are very handy for the home.   I could do with a few of these items.  They will certainly make my life easier.

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    IMCG Plate Spacer.  These are plastic blocks that should be place at three different sides of a plate.  They help to pile the plates nicely to save space and time.

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    Norpro Apple Corer which features stainless steel blades that cuts into 8 even wedges.

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    Chef’N High Tailer Shrimp Deveinier.  This is just what I need because I do not like to peel and devein shrimps.  Just give it a simple squeeze and the stainless steel end would do everything in just one step.


  4. Quick And Easy Way To Find Homes In Calgary

    September 17, 2011 by barbara

    Before I bought my current apartment, I used to rent.  It was not easy to find a suitable place and my husband and I would scour the newspaper looking for rental properties.  It was a stressful experience especially when the unit we were staying needed to be vacated quickly as the current owner had sold it.  If you or someone you know and are looking for apartments for rent in Calgary,  you may want to check out RentCalgary.com.

    This online portal makes it very easy for renters to search for a home in Calgary.  All you need to do is to click on the area you want and view all the properties available.  At RentCalgary.com, you can find houses, apartments or condos, townhouses, basement suites, main floors, duplexes and fourplexes for rent.  It features one-of-a-kind and easy to use tool to connect their network of owners to renters.  You can narrow down your search by price, square footage or number of bathrooms and bedrooms. How easy is that, right?  The homes for rent are listed in a detailed manner.  Each listing offers a complete detail and photos.

    So, when it is time to rent one of Calgary properties, use RentCalgary.com for a quick and stress-free experience.

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  5. My To-Do List

    September 13, 2011 by barbara

    Things have been pretty hectic for the past week.  There was a get-together over the weekend, dinner with friends, errands to run and not to mention grocery shopping.  Besides all that, I need to help a friend to look for life insurance online quotes and also try to make this DIY Citrus Salt Scrub.  I saw this fantastic recipe at Pinterest ( via http://www.kristanlynn.com)  it looks pretty easy to make.  If it turns out good, I think I would make a few jars for my girlfriends whom I would be meeting next month.  If you would like to give it a try, check out the recipe below.

    You will need:

    1 cup of sea salt

    1/4 cup almond oil (can substitute olive oil or vegetable oil)

    1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest)

    1/2 tsp orange zest
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    Mix:

    Firstly,  mix the oil and sea salt together  (Add a bit of oil at a time, you may not need all that is called for!)

    Add orange zest.

    Drizzle the lemon juice over the salt and oil mix ((you do not want too much lemon juice, or else your mixture will become a watery consistency.)

    Mix well.

    How to exfoliate:

    Clean body as normal in shower.
    Just before getting out, apply salt scrub in a firm circular motion all over body.
    Concentrating on those knees and elbows
    Rinse and pat dry with towel.


  6. Fabric Wall Stickers

    September 11, 2011 by barbara

    Looking for ideas on how to decorate your little one’s room?  Well here is something you may want to check out – Fabric Wall Stickers from Popandlolli.com.  At this online store, there is wide range of cute wall stickers to choose from.  They are very easy to install.  All you have to do is peel and stick.  When you are ready to remove them for storage, just make sure to  return it to its original wax-coated backing paper and safely store it in the protective tube it came with.  These stickers are great for adding some fun and spunk to the bedroom.

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  7. Obol The Original Crispy Bowl

    September 7, 2011 by barbara

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    Here is a bowl which I would love to have.  It is the Obol Original Crispy Bowl which is designed to ensure that the cereal we are eating will not turn soggy.  You know how it is that sometimes when you leave the cereal too long in the bowl to attend to a phone call or some household chores, the cereal will turn soggy when you finally have the time to continue eating?  Well, with this bowl, you can enjoy your meal till the last bite because it has a little divider and a handle at the bottom to keep the milk or soup at a perfect angle.  This bowl is great for those who want to eat in bed or while watching a movie.  Obol is made from food safe BPA free unbreakable polypropylene and dishwasher safe. Well now I can eat my cereal while reading up on ach payment without worrying that my food will become soft.


  8. Sandwishes Sandwich Cutters

    September 2, 2011 by barbara

    I just came across an excellent product which I am sure all kids would love. It is Sandwishes, a set of cute bread cutter from The Lunch Punch.  The set includes A Fairy with Cut Out Star, A Frog Prince with a Removable Crown, A Flower Garden and a King/Queen of Hearts Crown. They are BPA free and made of  food-grade virgin ABS plastic.  Making lunch or snacks have never been these fun.   Get a set today and let the magic begin…

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  9. Something Vintage

    August 29, 2011 by barbara

    My heart skipped a beat when I discovered this cute little shop called House8810.  It has the most funky and cutest things.  I was browsing the shop for over an hour, taking my time slowly to look at each and every item in their shop.   Seeing those things brought a smile to my face, just like my other half when he is shopping for his car accessories like suv floor mats or rims.  Check out House8110 and you would know what I mean.

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    Grandma Pot Holders

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    Paper Doilies

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    Buckaroo Birthday Treat Bags


  10. Shoes I Heart

    August 25, 2011 by barbara

    I am supposed to get some weight loss pills because I have been eating non-stop for the past 2 weeks but I got side-tracked a little when I discovered Thread Sense.  I am so in love with their shoe collection.  I know I know, I just bought myself a pair not too long ago but a woman can never have too many shoes.  Even when the shoe closet is bursting with shoes.  Here’s what I am eyeing for right now.

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    Curvo Wedge

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    Valora Dark Brown Bootie

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    The Wonder Years Wedge