Friday, February 24, 2012

Right Now - February 24th

  • feeling : pain. in the butt. I cycled at the beach for slightly more than an hour today. Now my butt is hurting. I need to get me a padded underwear or at least tie a cushion to the bike seat next time. Ha!
  • drinking : 100PLUS. Isotonic. And lots and lots of chilled water. 31℃/88℉ over here.
  • wanting : sleep. yesterday I went to bed at 6:35pm * I must be out of my mind then*, I was so freakin' tired. 40 minutes later I jumped outta bed coz I suddenly remembered that I don't have a cleaning/ironing lady and I have to iron school uniforms. And ended up sleeping way later than usual because the nap screwed up my bedtime.
  • thinking : I'm gonna walk funny tomorrow. I always do after any time spent on the bike.
  • eating : oh we had fishball noodle soup at 4pm, I told my children we're having cereal for dinner. or toast. or milk and cookies. or whatever they can find in the fridge. you get the idea. anything as long as I don't have to cook and minimal dishes.
  • enjoying : the fact that I got 4 days of work out this week. they're small stuff - some briskwalk on the treadmill, some weight lifting, about 1km of running *pathetic, i think* and cycling and walking on the beach. I'm starting over after 7 months of inactivity - I wanna go slow this time. and i tell myself I'm not gonna register for any race.
  • listening : to my almost 10yr old singing her heart out in the shower.
  • I pat myself in the back after I completed this layout because it came out exactly as I imagined it. Exactly. I think that has never happened before. I usually stray from the plan, on purpose.
  • Still very much in love with the Valentine Flair Button. I just ordered more!
  • I like that this layout is simple and straightforward. We're that kind of people, Mr.Husband and I :)
  • Friday night over here. Have a great weekend y'all!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Roots and Wings

  • sometime most of the time I don't know what I'm doing. This parenting thing is hard.
  • The other day I got an email from BabyCenter I think, the subject was - Are you ready for parenthood? I went - oh my God, aren't you like, 13 years too late?. Haha!

  • Told ya, I'm in love with ampersands right now :) Had so much fun doing up that one.
  • Check out the rest of our 'Collage' projects up on Crate Paper blog.
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.
~Hodding Carter

I hope we gave you both. ~Mommy.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

19 days too late. . . but

  • Hello February! :) Slow down will you?
  • I edited my previous post to include the names of the girls who will be getting my handstitched tags. Please email me, darlings.

  • The chevron glassine bag holds the recipe for the Stromboli. Had to stick some washi on top of the pocket to keep it from sliding out, but I don't mind so much. Especially seeing that I can wrap myself with washi and still have leftovers :)

  • A few Chic Tags in action here. :) Everyday Life This Week ATC, Everyday Life Notebook ATC and Everyday Life ATC. I can't get enough of the ATCs as you can see. :)
  • Love the look of Hambly Little Hearts overlay in one of the pockets. I may dig into my pile of overlay scraps more often!
  • The coming week is gonna be a slow one. Mr. Husband is in New York and we'll be laying low. Maybe I'll sneak a movie or two while the girls are in school, but other than that, umm... yes, nothing much.
  • I'll see you soon!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Come say Hi! *closed*

Edited to add : The three sets of tags will be flying to Jacelyn, Diana Albright and Maria! Email me girls! :) xoxo

  • All I wanted to do these past couple of days was watch TV. So I thought I'd stitch some tags.

  • iPhone photo, but you get the idea. :)
  • I wonder if anyone is interested in these tags? I have three sets to giveaway. They're not perfect, but they were stitched with so much love.
  • They're not all the same colors. The other two sets have two different shade of grey for the word 'today'.
  • So yeah, just let me know. Say hi. Say hey.
  • I love you.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Love grows here

  • Have you been to Crate Paper lately? :) The Valentine's event is nearing its end. You'll want to take a peek, trust me - gorgeous projects on display not to mention the yummy giveaways :) Totally worth a hop to the Crate Paper blog in my opinion. *grins*
love grows here
  • My silly girls, a couple of years ago. Still one of my favorite photos of them. My heart still skips a beat when I take a look at them now and see how much they've grown. *sigh*
love grows here - close up
  • The words were traced and handstitched. Each with a different hue of pink. DMC 601-605 if you want to look for the same colors. :) Font : Learning Curve from
  • Heart Blossoms from the Silhouette Store. I thought of Paper Heart collection the very first time I looked at it.
  • *sigh* Love grows here. I think I need a cuddle now. Y'all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One silly question

  • those paper straws I've been seeing lately - they're VERY pretty. But tell me, won't they turn soggy when used? I seriously want to know, because I'd hate to buy and use them only to get paper bits in my drink.
  • thank you very much, in advance, for your answer and for not making fun of me. You know, just in case people only buy them for deco/photo op and not to actually use them? haha!

  • Things I really love on this page - Justice tshirt tag. That supermarket receipt behind one of the photo which I hope won't fade soon. And photos from friends - I love that they send me photos of them running with Mr. Husband. So I get to have photos even when I'm not there!

  • I have an insert this time. Used the Design G Project life page protectors for some of the photos I took during one Cross Country event. Included Mr. Husband's bib in one of the pocket. I try not to worry that the bib is bigger than the pocket. I just fold some part and stick it in there with a paperclip.
  • Cute dragon was from a Chinese New Year red packet - I cut it to size.
  • Bits and pieces made up the rest. Some misting, some stamping, some punching of scraps - and I'm done up to january 23rd.
  • Because of the way I'm doing my Project Life, I can't promise when my next PL update is gonna be. I'll share once I have a two page spread to photograph! Maybe it's sooner, maybe it's later. I figured this is a big enough commitment already without pressuring myself to complete certain page numbers in a week.
  • What about you? How is your Project life coming along? I would love to see.. link me up!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Love despite; not because

“You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.”
~William Faulkner

  • That is why, despite feeling like a broken record, repeating - "dirty clothes in the hamper, not on the floor" - "stop leaving your socks all over the house or I'll throw them away and one day you will have no socks left" - "how hard is it to put your cereal bowl inside the sink? I don't even expect you to wash it!" - "put away your clean, folded clothes nicely. if I want to just chuck and crumple them inside the wardrobe, I could have done it myself, from where i stand, i don't even have to go into your room."
  • You get the idea?
  • Yes. Despite all that, I still love them like crazy.
  • And oh! one more - "why would you put empty containers inside the fridge? you expect them to walk out to the rubbish bin themselves? or for the water bottle to refill itself? geeez!"
  • Haha!! Tell me I'm not alone! Tell me i'm not insane for laughing when sometime I wanna cry. LOL.

  • My first layout for Chic Tags - and I'm already in love. So in love with the tags. High quality and not flimsy at all, they're just so awesome to work with.

  • Look at that 'forever' button. Yum! I'm gonna need more than one pack of the Valentine Flair Buttons. I promise you will see them wayyyyyy after Valentine is over. LOL. Very useable and versatile.

  • That yellow ampersand is from the Silhouette store - I bought it recently and I can't stop cutting out ampersands! Help! :)
  • If you're following me on Instagram - you'll know that I've been working on my Project Life. A post coming soon, I promise!
  • And if you're following me on Instagram - you also know I ingested about five million calories yesterday. *sigh*
hazelnut cappuccino mudpie