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  1. Paper Tiger Shanghai

    March 23, 2012 by barbara

    Looking for some unique wrapping papers for your gifts? Well head over to Paper Tiger Shanghai.  Their gift paper is inspired by both traditional and contemporary Chinese designs.   What’s great about these gift papers is that they are produced on 100% recycled paper with soy-based ink.  Nothing beats giving products wrapped in paper that are earth-friendly eh?    Check out their etsy store for international shipping –


  2. Jonathan Adler Toilet Roll Holder

    March 15, 2012 by barbara

    Looking to add some colours to your bathroom?  Well look no further than these limited edition Jonathan Adler designer roll covers.  They are available from Cottonelle at   Jonathan Adler has designed three spunky designs roll covers that are for wrapping extra unused toilet rolls.   At only $2 a cover, they are very eye-catching and can add instant zest to your bathroom.   So, if you want to get your hands on a designer toilet paper roll holder, well check out Cottonelle today.

    toilet roll holder

  3. Craft Needs

    March 11, 2012 by barbara

    I was reading the Ripped Freak reviews when a friend called and asked me to check out this pretty lace heart edge punch. She knows how much I love doing craft like party favors and wrapping presents.  Available at JoAnn Fabric and Craft store.


    I also like this Martha Punch Around the Page Ribbon Loop Punch.


    I can’t wait to get my hands on them.  There are so many ideas in my head right now on what to do with these punches.

  4. Recycled Tin Cans

    March 6, 2012 by barbara

    You know, this DIY stuff is really making me fall head over heels in love with arts and crafts especially when it comes to paper crafts.  I am glued to the computer most of the time browsing creative blogs and pinterest.  If only I have more time.  I would love to just sit down and do my crafts.  Sometimes I even wish that my family or friends are planning a wedding so that I can help with some decor stuff.  I saw this cute idea on recycling tin cans into centerpieces at


    I can’t wait to do something with my stash of tin cans!

  5. I Am A Pinaholic

    March 6, 2012 by barbara

    Did I mention that I love Pinterest? I can actually spend hours just browsing this site. I bet all Pinterest fans do that. Besides fashion and food recipes, my favourite category is craft. There is virtually nothing that these creative people cannot do. I get so inspired seeing all the wonderful crafts pinned in this virtual board. I think one would probably be able to find a tutorial on how to build steel buildings. Just yesterday, I chanced upon this lovely idea on how to decorate a mason jar.


    So simple and beautiful.  These jars are great as centerpiece for a wedding or dinner party.

  6. IKEA Regolit Lamp

    March 4, 2012 by barbara

    Just the other day when my spouse was at a store checking out the BBK electric fuel pump kit as he would like to get a replacement for his force-induction car,  I went shopping in IKEA.  I am a great fan of IKEA.  My hubby is a car-enthusiast so he spent like 2 hours checking out the electric fuel pump kits which means I had 2 hours in the Swedish store.  Actually, I have seen some inspiring DIY lamp using IKEA’s Regolit lamp from IKEA Hackers.  Therefore, I would like to do something too.  I did get myself 2 Regolit lamps.  Time to let the creative juice flows.


  7. Foldable Rainboots

    February 27, 2012 by barbara

    I am so loving this Folding Rainboot from  It is light-weight, water proof and very stylish too.  This folding welly is made from Redfoot’s revolutionary rubber called Spacetex X25 which is a unique material that allows the Rainboot to fold up into a small pouch.  How genius eh?   It also has a soft warm fleece lining to keep your feet warm.  If you want to look chic in the rain, get one now.


  8. Dress For Wedding

    February 23, 2012 by barbara

    My cousin is a musician and he performs at the local club every weekend with his bandmates.  He took guitar lessons since he was 10 and now he plays the fender electric bass .   He will be getting married this summer and he plans to have a beach wedding.  My cousin said that he and his bandmates will be performing at his wedding too.  Oh I just cannot wait.  I am sure it will be an awesome wedding.  I just found this lovely ethnic lace dress from Free People a while ago. I think it would be nice to wear to the beach wedding, don’t you think so?


  9. I could eat a horse

    February 23, 2012 by barbara

    I like to say this every time when I am really hungry.   Well, this post is not about the saying.  Instead it is about a clever tool use for measuring spaghetti portions. The portion can be small, adult or” eat a horse”. For days that sometimes a handful of pasta ain’t enough.  Funny and cute eh?  It is available at Reykjavik Corner Store.  Available in green or plastic steel.


  10. Birthday Gift Ideas For A Friend

    February 18, 2012 by barbara

    A dear friend’s birthday is just 2 weeks away.  She will be having a little birthday party do at her home with friends and family.  I cannot wait to celebrate her birthday as she is turning 40.   My friend is the first one in our group of friends to turn 40 so this is very special indeed.  A few of us are going to help her put up the decoration for her party.  The decor involves lots of heart-shape stuff, banners, sweet paper flowers made from cupcake liners and etc.  It is going to be so much fun.

    I have been thinking what to get her for her birthday.  I found a couple of things which I think she would like.


    Gold Peter Pan Collar from Dorothy Perkins. My friend loves tops with Peter Pan collar so I think she would really like this gold collar.


    Tan East/West Shopper from Dorothy Perkins.  She has been looking around for a shopper and since orange is her favourite colour, I think she would like this bag.


    Beautiful candlewick bedspreads from Damart.  Pink is her favourite colour and just recently, she was saying that she would like to get a new bedspread.  So, do you think she would like this lovely Dusky Pink candlewick bedspread?


    Cream and Crystal Necklace from Dorothy Perkins.  I just love the simplicity of this necklace.

    It is so hard to make a decision on which to choose for my friend.  Perhaps I should get a few of them as gifts for her.