Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Girly Girl

Halloween is 3 days away and I thought I'd add more detail on my daughter's costume for this year. She decided to go for a princess-y look this year. It's going to get cold anyway so why not. We went to goodwill and checked out a couple costumes they have and found this pink princess gown that my daughter loved. Washed it couple times, and finally able to revamp it the other day.

It looks a little boring

too plain


I added gold fabric around the brooch

I added golden band so she'd have bow on her back

I also added a touch of pearl on the side

I added gold strip around the arm and doubled the bow

I'll post her over all look soon!!!

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whose cupcake ornament by the way looks so delicious that you would want to eat it! 

She made this pretty top with a very cute lace detail on it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Infinity Captive

There is something about water that is calming. Soaking in a tub after a stressful day at work. Staring at an aquarium relieves stress. A get away to the beach from busy city life. It's beautiful sights, soothing sounds, and refreshing salty air, the beach has a way of captivating people. As waves repeatedly hits the shore and retreats in a continous cycle there' something about the waters that greatly helps us to relax and achieve that peace.

One of my dream is to have infinity pool overlooking the city....

or infinity pool by the beach.

Imagining myself reading and relaxing as I watch the sunset. 

I think its a good place to meditate.

What is your stress reliever?

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mommy, You dressed me up like who?

EVERY year mom's spends enormous amount of time, thinking, brainstorming and researching on what they wanted their kid to dress-up as for halloween. It's like playing dolls and showcasing their look. They hop from one store to another to hunt for that perfect cute little outfits for their kids. Everyone is excited to complete a totally out of this world look they can wear atleast once every year. I adore seeing little kids walking the streets in their various costumes. 

We must admit, moms come up with different wacky ideas! It can be the most memorable thing when you were younger or could be the most funny and embarassing one.

I came across this article and I think it is too funny not to share. Flavorwire compiled a bunch of pictures of kids in costume who probably had no idea what their parents dressed-them up as. I couldn't identify them myself either!

No ideas yet? Maybe you should check them out!

(Click HERE for full article)

“Kids’ Halloween Costumes That They’re Too Young to Understand”
Kip, Napoleon Dynamite

The cast of Jersey Shore

Alex, A Clockwork Orange

Mr. T/B. A. Baracus, The A-Team

The Doctor, Doctor Who

Bob Ross

Nacho Libre, Nacho Libre

Lady Gaga

Jigsaw, Saw

Famous museums
(more from HUFF POST)

Baby borat

baby castro

Joaquin Phoenix

The Donald

The situation

What will you dress up for this halloween?

Monday, October 17, 2011


Seeing Things----Conjure up the illusion of haunted spirits with this easy project. Sand a corner of an old mirror down until it is clear, feathering it at the edge. Copy a photo of a frightened face onto translucent paper and again on white paper. Tape the translucent print to the back of the mirror, then tape the white one behind it, slightly off-center for a ghostly image.
October Lights

Jack-O'-Lantern Craft

Paper Leaf Ghost Garland

Tin Can Luminarias

Casting Shadows

Jack-o'-Lantern Flower Vase

Sequined Mask Candy Jar Decoration

Wicked Witch Boots Decoration

Go green this Halloween! Misuse and just throwing things that can still be repurposed causes the mounting piles of trash. I found this really fun and easy to make decorative pieces in Better Homes and Gardens and Country Living. I think they are cute, you dont need to go out and buy some of these expensive pieces that you would only use for a couple days for halloween. When you look around your house and get your creative mind going I'm sure you will find things that gives you same ideas as this pictures. Empty cans of folgers coffee wrapped in orange paper with crazy shapes cut off its surface, place candle or tea lights in it, line them on your porch and you have jack o' lantern! Recycling is not boring. It is still the best way to decorate our homes. Adding personal touch to it makes it special & extraordinary. Be imaginative!

Cheesecloth ghosts

Bat-filled entryway

What is your green decor for halloween?

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Words of Affirmation
Actions don’t always speak louder than words. But!!! If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all. Words are powerful. They can build up and they can destroy. Who doesn't like to get a compliment? It is uplifting and helps us become a better person. If this is your language, hearing the words I LOVE YOU, means the world to you. Tell him about the qualities you respect about him, acknowledging him for what he is. Tell him what you admire about him, describing the traits you desire about your spouse. It makes my heart skip when he tells everyone how lucky and proud he is to have me. It makes my love tank full. 

Quality Time 
We say all the time: Life is short. Nothing says I love you, than a full undivided attention. For a fast paced country like U.S., where couples both have their own careers, getting that quality time to nourish the relationship can be difficult. Quality time is being there for the person physically and mentally. It is not just watching your favorite TV program together because your eyes are both fixated on the TV. It is when you turn the TV off, talking and looking at each others eyes, learning and discovering new things about the other. It is when you stop with what you are doing because you want to listen to what your spouse wants to share or show to you. It is about FOCUSING on them. I listen to my husband's stories at work. We tell jokes a lot. You can talk about childhood for example. One thing I do for my spouse is I make sure I welcome him home from work when I hear his car pull up in the drive way. A QT person loves alone time with you and your undivided attention.

Receiving Gifts 
Some people are born givers, that is how they express love and care for people. They give gifts because they went somewhere and suddenly "thought" about you. Gifts are visual expression of love. I love you written on post-it on your fridge, a love letter, flowers freshly picked from the garden, a dinner date for no reason at all---means so much to a person whose primary love language is receiving gifts.  Whether it is a hand made card or a fancy diamond earings, find things that you think your spouse will enjoy and you are comfortable buying. It's the thought that counts!  

Hubby came home from work the other day trying to recall the song he heard on the radio. Last night, he finally remembered what it was and posted it on my facebook wall.
He would bring home flower/s from work, just bcoz....
Acts of Service  
When the not so tidy person married the finicky one.....This is when "actions speaks louder than words" comes in. Nagging happens when an act of service is neglected. Women dont need prompting on this one, I think this comes out naturally. We can even do acts of service in our sleep! A wife can sometimes feel un-appreciated and taken for granted because hubby do not pay attention to the love language she is speaking. He stands there scratching his head wondering what you are complaining about. A tidy house, aroma of food, or treats in the oven, makes a man a happy-husband. A massage before bed sounds good for a wife, or even offering to wash the dishes. It takes a while to learn how to speak this language specially when your spouse is OC(obssessive compulsive.....crazy clean!!!) but you have to go an extra mile. So watch out for those HINTS! 
Physical Touch 
Physical touch does not mean "lets go to the room...*wink wink*". They said 7 touches a day makes a person healthy. Touching is a therapy! Watch at how children do this if you do not know how to speak this language. A rub on the back, a tickle, cuddling on the couch, hold hands in the car or bump his hip as you pass by him, there are countless ways on how you express "touch". Last night I was measuring my hand on hubby's hand, his foot and mine. Sometimes I would ride on his back and have him take me to the spice in the kitchen I cant reach. If this is your primary love language and not your spouse's, TEACH HIM!
How full is your love tank? How full is your partner's love tank? Are you feeling fully love, appreciated, connected to your partner? Are you enjoying making memories together? If you want your spouse to feel loved-----------then you have to SPEAK their love language.
HERE is a link to assess what your love language is...have your spouse try it too....Its fun to discover what language you both speak...It would help expressing your love for him the way he understands better.

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