• babies,  diy,  simple art & craft

    The DIY t-shirt challenge that took (almost) forever.

    What do you do if you received a set of cute t-shirts for your family but it doesn’t come in baby sizes? You DIY and create something cute for her of course! I received a set of t-shirts by The Animal Project from a dear old friend about *whisper* 3 months ago and he challenged me to rehash the kids’ tee into something cute for Yvie. Never done anything like this before but I was willing to try. I honestly thought it was going to be a piece of cake because it was supposed to be simple and no brainer and of course, it didn’t happen that way. I eventually got down…

  • babies,  birthday,  party

    The full month party photos lost and found

    The Photos I started out writing this post to “fill in the blank” before I start on Yvie’s eventful 1st birthday post. I mean, who skips the full month celebration and then goes straight to writing about the 1st birthday? Doesn’t make sense leh. Cannot cannot! I wrote about the venue, the food, the cakes, the balloons and other frivolous stuff. Then I realized I lost/accidentally deleted/never even took photos with some very important people at the party and I freaked out. At 3am. I searched my old laptop, old mobile and still couldn’t find them. As a last resort, I PMed some folks in hopes they haven’t deleted these…

  • babies,  Let's go shopping with,  review,  shopping

    Let’s go shopping with… Lazada.sg (Review and giveaway)

    Review Yvie started on solids a couple of weeks ago and I was quite determined not to rely on ready-made baby foods like I did with Xander when he was her age. Sure it is more convenient to heat up that bottle of broccoli purée and it is certainly not poison. I told myself if I can prepare most of her meals from scratch I would because there is nothing like home-made food made with fresh ingredients and with no preservatives. In order to do that, I needed a new blender/grinder but something simple and doesn’t cost an arm or a leg. Thanks to The Wacky Duo’s post on Lazada,…

  • babies,  promotion,  review,  shopping

    Let’s go shopping… with Agape Babies (Review and discount code)

    Review I don’t know anybody who doesn’t do on-line shopping of any sort these days. Even my mother bought hard to find spare parts for her pressure cooker on-line. Okay, so The Husband made the purchase for her and got it delivered to her place but she knew they were available on-line and demanded we do it for her. I will give her credit just for knowing about it. My mardder so clever hor? I was never a fan of on-line shopping because I was very skeptical about the security measures these web-stores have with my banking information. You don’t know what funny business these hackers can do right? Then I was forced to stay at home during…

  • babies,  giveaway,  promotion,  review,  shopping,  yvie

    Yoomi Feeding System: Review and Giveaway

    REVIEW I was recently given the opportunity by AT Marketing & PR Consultancy to review the award winning Yoomi Feeding System. It is the first self-warming baby bottle that gently warms baby’s feed to the natural temperature of breast milk in just 60 seconds. Say what? 60 seconds?? No, don’t bluff! Really lah, 60 seconds only! Any parent (or grandparents or nanny or… you get the idea lah) would have experienced at least once trying to warm a bottle of EBM (expressed breast milk) or premixed FM (formula milk) with a bowl of warm water (takes about 6 or so minutes) or with a microwave (takes about 3 or so minutes) AND trying to pacify your little wriggly…

  • babies,  review,  xander,  yvie

    Dr Lily’s All Natural Aloe Vera Gel: Review and Giveaway

    Review I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, aloe vera was like the go-to plant for all sorts of problems: Kena splattered by oil from frying chicken wings despite standing 2 metres away and holding up the wok cover? Grab an aloe vera leaf! Longkang (Malay for drain) appeared from nowhere and swallowed you in thus causing scraped knees? Aloe vera!! Fell asleep at the beach while listening to Jason Dovonan serenade you on your discman and you kenah very ugly and painful sunburns? *loud chants* ALOE! ALOE! Such a versatile and underrated plant, this aloe vera. 🙂 I was introduced to Dr Lily’s All Natural® Aloe…

  • babies,  family,  firsts,  love,  yvie

    Another milestone! Well done, Yvie!

    At 5ish months, my funny little girl can sit up unassisted and she is feeling mighty proud of herself! Silly girl has also started to lick and gnaw on anything in sight. Fuzzy blankets, the clothes I am wearing, soft toys, plastic toys, metal chairs, dirty tables, whatever she can reach, she will lick ’em. I’m amazed she hasn’t gotten any rashes around her mouth or experienced diarrhoea yet. *TOUCH WOOD* Xander also had a taste for strange things when he was a lot younger. He used to chew the headboard on our bed. I didn’t know it until I saw the little teeth marks on the edges many years…

  • babies,  family,  grateful,  love,  xander,  yvie

    Feeling very blessed

    Yes I’m feeling a little maternal in the middle of the night so I’m sharing 2 videos of the kids here with you. I need to count my blessings to have these 2 little rascals in my life. They drive my blood pressure up, run my patience low but most of the time they bring us so much joy we have never thought possible. The way a child’s face lights up when they see you is enough to make any parent forget about whatever was troubling them that day. You feel on top of the world because of that one bright smile. Correct or not, Parents? The video above was taken by…

  • babies,  family,  love,  wordless wednesday

    Wordless Wednesday: Down but not out

    Xander has been down with fever for a couple of day but he tries to keep his mood up despite the discomfort. You know he is quite ill when he just flops around on the sofa or on our bed. Poor fella. Since Yvie was born, he has developed a habit of giving her a big hug and lots of kisses before he heads off for school with Daddy in the mornings or right before he goes to bed. Now that he is ill, he was told to stay away from her for the time being and he was quite bumped out. Could only poke her lightly from a distance.…