January 31, 2013

Bits & Tips : Child Proof House.


If you’re a mother like me, you will know the purpose of this ‘black hand’.



They are like personal bodyguards in our home. Essential.


Living with a toddler who still at the phase of running and jumping, I have to ensure that we are providing a ‘child proof’ home. Here are some tips on childproof your home :

  1. Put corner and edge bumpers on furniture and other items to protect against injury.
  2. Install toilet locks to keep toilet lids closed. They can drown in just one inch of water!
  3. Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs.
  4. Keep kitchenware and appliances out of reach and away from the edge of counters and tables.
  5. Install safety latches on cabinets and drawers to keep children from potentially poisonous household products.


Read more tips at WebMD

January 15, 2013

My-So-Called Mini Garden.

I am proud to announce that I am now a gardener!

This new hobby is really therapeutic and has brought me so much of joy.


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As for beginning, I start with plants that are easy to manage and not require much attention.

Below picture from left : Pink Petunia, Purple Petunia, ‘Money Plant’ (Chinese believe that this plant will bring luck to the owner) and Hot Red Daisy.


All I need to do is to water them every other day or as needed and plucking off past flower blooms to increase blooming especially on Petunia. My heart is blooming happily each time looking at my ‘growing’ garden. Let’s pray for their health and longevity.

January 13, 2013

Weekend Project #02 : Stickers in Frames.

It is the second week after we moving in.

We have decided to work on the playroom first since it is the only space that looks ready for some quick decors.


In previous entry, we’ve done with a reading nook (Read : Weekend Project #01 Reading Nook). As for wall decor purpose, I plan to hang several pieces of educational posters until I stumbled across these awesome stuff from Tesco Extra the other day;


P1060339   11R size white frames with border, white manila paper and pretty fancy wall stickers!



Instead of sticking the stickers onto wall, I prefer to put them together in frames. Simply peel them off, stick on white manila paper, cut the paper into the frames’ size, and voila, now you have a pair of colorful posters of your own! Simple and affordable.

January 07, 2013

A Loyal & Reliable Stove Cabinet.


Heart of the house.


These are the current view of our kitchen. Bare and not-so-organized :(


As stated in previous entry (Read : I Dream of an Island) we’ve decided to have only wet kitchen instead. Yes, it turns out to be smaller but I’m kinda love it! Since we need to move in early, because we could not afford to pay for 2 house at the same time (rental house + housing loan monthly installment) we have to face with this bare kitchen, at least for a month.


I am glad that we still have that stove cabinet which we bought for our first rental house, right after we got married 5 years ago. It has been so useful, practical and reliable especially at this very critical moment. Despite of been moving from one place to another, it still stands sturdy and serves us well. Bought at a hypermarket for less than 200, I think it is a real winner!    

January 06, 2013

Weekend Project #01 : Reading Nook.

My mom once said,

“...take one step at a time...”

I’ve been practicing her advice ever since. The same goes on organizing and decorating our new crib. Therefore, I’ve plan something which will sounds like ‘a weekend, a project’. It may consist of a mini project which will only take few minutes to a big one which will involving big cash, of course!

20121231_143820 Presenting, my first and foremost project! *grin*

20121231_135309 Looks like this little fella loves his brand new reading nook !

All you need are :

IKEA picture ledge(s) – RM 39.90

IKEA wall cabinet(s)   – RM 69.00


Drilling machine

Books, soft toys or any cute knick-knack(s)


Thanks to Project Nursery for the inspirations.

January 05, 2013

Moving In.

Disaster T____________T

Alhamdulillah, it’s been a week and we survived!

err.. just the first chapter of moving into a new house, yet more chapters are coming. Cfu (the husband) rented a fully loaded 5 tan lorry which cost us 400 bucks. Still, we have to move out some stuffs using our own transport. I wonder how we managed to keep all those trash thing in an 800+ sq/ft apartment. Magic!
At the moment, we are working on re-organize and apply some basic decorating jobs. It’s a double-storey house, wayyy bigger than a place we used to live in for the past 4 years, so please expect some delays and abandon project(s). hehehehe

Stay tuned!
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