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  1. Cool Fingers For The Kitchen

    February 18, 2012 by barbara

    I can’t tell you how many times I have hurt my fingers while trying to hold on to hot bowls and plates from the microwave.  Well, with this Cool Fingers from Perpetual Kid, you won’t be hearing anymore loud “Ouch” from me.  It is made of silicone and can stand the heat.  Just wipe off to clean it.  Easy peasy.

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  2. Gift Tags for Jam Jars

    February 15, 2012 by barbara

    A good friend of mine loves to bake and she has been baking all kinds of cakes and cookies for her friends and family.  Last Christmas, she decided to embark on a little business by baking fruit cakes and gingerbread cookies.   All her bakes were snapped up in a very short time.  This shows how good she is at baking huh?  She gave me a piece of fruit cake and a jar of cookies.  They were heavenly.  I can still imagine the taste of rum from the fruitcake when I took a bite.  Recently, she is into making jams and have made quite a number of marmalade.  Since everyone loves her jam, she intends to make other types of fruit jams to sell.

    Since I love to create my own gift tags, I told my friend that I would love to do some jam jar tags for her.  I am thinking of using twines and brown paper / kraft paper to create the tags.  I have a few ideas on how to design the tags.  It is going to be fun and I cannot wait to start.  I hope my friend’s baking business will continue to grow and soon she may need to get some rack cards to promote her business.

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    image via thegreengal.co.uk

  3. DIY Paper Flowers For Valentine’s Day

    February 10, 2012 by barbara

    I was at a craft blog earlier today and stumbled upon a very creative idea of making your own paper flowers.  Rhonnadesigns.blogspot.com has a tutorial video on how to make flowers with coffee filters.  Ain’t that awesome?  It is really very easy to do.  All you need is a pack of coffee filters, glue gun and stapler.

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    These paper flowers are great as gift toppers. Just dress up your gifts with ribbons, customized gift cards, the paper flowers and you are good to go.


  4. Mini Hair Dryer For Travel

    February 6, 2012 by barbara

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    This mini vintage hairy dryer from Corioliss is too cute. It is a powerful 800w A/C dryer that is ergonomic, lightweight and quiet.   This hair dryer features 2 speed setting and dual voltage circuitry.  This mini vintage dryer is suitable for global travel and comes with its own vintage travel bag in a matching colour.  Great for those who want to travel in style.  Available in blue or black Floral print.


  5. Anya Hindmarch Spring & Summer 2012

    February 2, 2012 by barbara

    While the spouse is busy checking out taps and dies, I was at Anya Hindmarch checking out the latest bag collection.   I spotted this beauty and could not take my eyes off it.  It is the Nude Velvet Calf Nevis Raw Tote.  This is the iconic Anya Hindmarch style.   This large tote features many pockets and interior compartments.  The handle is hand-stitched and finished with a subtle gunmetal Anya Hindmarch bow.   Would love to have this bag for Valentine’s Day *wink*

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  6. Hanger Buddiez

    February 2, 2012 by barbara

    I am sure these fun Hanger Buddiez from Spoon Sisters are a big hit with kids.   They will want to hang up their clothes as soon as possible when they get to put them on these fun-shaped hangers.  The Hanger Buddiez are perfectly sized for children’s clothes.  A set of 8 hangers include two of each animal.  You have Willy the Walrus in pink, Higgins the Hippo in green, Eli the Elephant in blue and Manny the Monkey in yellow.

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  7. 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!


  8. 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?

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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