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  1. Packing Tape With A Twist

    September 25, 2012 by barbara

    While the spouse was busy checking out the Delafield petroleum drop hose specification, I was doing some online shopping for my craft.   I stumbled upon this, an online store which offers a wide range of printed adhesive tapes which gives the illusion that your boxes are sealed with leather straps, bolts and hinges.    I find this pretty neat and I think I am going to get some.  You all know how much I love tapes eh?


  2. Cotton On Online Sale

    September 21, 2012 by barbara

    Cotton On is having a big sale right now. I was checking out their website last night and I was so busy adding things into my cart. They are also offering free shipping now so it is really a good deal. Besides clothing and shoes for myself, I also bought some children’s clothing and knick-knacks from Typo. Here are some of my shopping loot :-


    Get Mugged

    Doily Frames

    Gemima Tee

    Twinky Peter Pan top



  3. Early Christmas Shopping Ideas

    September 17, 2012 by barbara

    Believe it or not, the fall season is already upon us, and that means it might not be too early to start planning your holiday season. Of course, every year you hear that it’s time to start planning Christmas, and it seems as if it’s far too early to do so. But, if you’re like most people, every year you then proceed to wait too long to start planning Christmas! It’s strange, but because things are always busy during the holidays, you really can benefit from getting as much shopping as possible done as early as you can. On the plus side, starting early can also result in your finding better gifts for people, as you will have more time to consider what to buy.

    As you start to consider your Christmas shopping list, chances are you will come around to that one person, or group of people on your list for whom shopping is always difficult. Maybe this person seems to have everything, or maybe he or she is simply difficult to shop for. Whatever the case, if you give it some thought early on, you can likely come up with the perfect gift. Here are a few general concepts to consider in these situations.

        • Food & Drink – One good tip to remember when you’re shopping for that difficult someone is that even if someone seems to have all kinds of material goods, he or she can always use consumable products! Do some shopping at M&S for a few nice bottles of wine, or even a nice Christmas hamper full of treats, and you may find something that can be enjoyed by anyone – even someone who has it all.


      • Event Tickets – Similarly, tickets can be another great idea if you can’t think of any sort of physical gift that someone might need or want. If there is a great concert, sporting event, or show happening during the holiday season, purchasing tickets as a gift can always be a wonderful idea, and generally makes for an unexpected gift.
      • A thoughtful gift such as a Foot Rest is great for those who spend a lot of time sitting at the desk.  It is also great for use at home.
      • Photograph Projects – Finally, if you can’t think of a great gift and you want to keep things simple, you can always consider something more personal. Compiling a meaningful photo album, or putting a single nice photograph in an attractive frame, can be the perfect gift for someone it’s tough to shop for.

    Ultimately, these are just a few of the many ideas you may end up thinking through as you begin to plan your Christmas shopping. However, any of these suggestions can work for people it’s particularly tough to find material gifts for. Additionally, finding gifts for these people on your list early on will truly make any leftover holiday shopping you have far simpler and quicker. Then, you’re free to enjoy the holiday season!

  4. Sweet Mini Wet Wipes

    September 16, 2012 by barbara

    I always carry a packet of handy wipes with me when I am out and about.  They are one of the things that I never leave home without.  Having them with me have saved me a number of times.   The wipes are so useful especially for cleaning up quick spills and dirty hands before meal time.  I just came across some really cute ones at These 10 mini wet wipes come in adorable polka dot packaging in cool mint scented Ice Cream style or Strawberry Cupcake.


  5. Birthday Gift Ideas For A Music Lover

    September 15, 2012 by barbara

    We have been invited to our friend’s 14 year-old son’s birthday party at the end of this month. For the past one week or so, I have been looking around for a birthday gift. As her son is a music lover and has been taking guitar lessons since he was 7, I am thinking of getting him this cute Stormtrooper Fold-up Headphones from Perpetual Kid.  This black and white headphones feature a stormtrooper helmet on the side of each headphone along with the Empire crest on the soft pliable headband. My friend told me that she has been looking around at some classic guitars for her son.   He sure is one lucky boy.


  6. Bike ChalkTrail Kit

    September 11, 2012 by barbara

    I just came across something really fun for the kids – drawing the sidewalk while cycling. I know my kid would enjoy doing these 2 things together.   All you need is a set of wheels and the Chalktrail Kit from  Just set up the kit by snapping the adjustable chalk holder onto the bike’s back wheel.   This kit consists of chunky non-toxic, washable chalk pieces.  This Chalktrail Kit will bring hours of fun and laughter.   Time to get the creative juice flowing.

  7. Cupcake Carrier As Hostess Gift

    September 8, 2012 by barbara

    So we have been invited to a housewarming party next weekend.  My dear friend just moved into her new home in the suburb and we are all looking forward to visiting her new place.  My friend’s hubby make their own wine and they have all kinds of wine making supplies such as fermenters and oak barrels.  We cannot wait to taste some of their wines at the party. Since my friend loves to bake, Iam thinking of getting her this giant cupcake carrier from  Not only it looks cute, this carrier can store 24 cupcakes.



  8. Denim On Denim Trend

    September 4, 2012 by barbara

    After I was done helping a friend to look up the saddle pads for her daughter’s riding lesson,  I hopped over to my favourite online stores to check out some denim tops.  Lately I have been seeing lots of women wearing denim on denim and they look incredibly chic.  I have never done denim on denim before but I guess it is not too late to try.  Some inspiration I spotted…

    images via google

  9. How To Remove Garlic Odor From Hand

    August 31, 2012 by barbara

    Here is a very stylish and simple way to get crushed garlic. Just get the Joseph Joseph Garlic Rocker from SurLaTable.  All you need to do is press it against the garlic using downward pressure and rocking motion.  As this crusher is made of stainless steel, it helps to  remove garlic odors too.    How neat huh?


  10. Typo by Cotton On

    August 27, 2012 by barbara

    In case you didn’t know, Typo is another brand by Cotton On. This is a one stop concept store which features supercool gift ideas, fashionable stationery, awesome room-bling and other irresistible products. It is one of my favourite stores at the moment. I love its home decor items as well as its gift-wrap knick-knacks. Here are some of the things you can find there :-

    Polka dots Tissue Paper


    Lower-cased Letters

    Check them out now for more fun items.