April 16, 2014

1st Anniversary of our Putra Impiana.


2 years has passed since I made this hand book on our home renovation project. Alhamdulillah, we managed to complete most of the projects (err.. yes, some of them has been abandoned or put on hold due to few money constrains) 


We moved in about a year ago on new year’s eve 2013 (Read : Moving In)


As remembering and celebrating the so-called 1st anniversary of living in our own house, I present to you random pictures compilation of our Putra Impiana; our humble home sweet home.



Guest Hall and Dining Hall.



Family Area.



Master Bedroom.



Play Room.








Mini Garden.


Despite of certain constraints and had to face several technical problems (ceiling leaks, wall cracks, piping problem, and so on) it feels so good to see how our home has ‘grown’ over the year *pat on the back*


When people ask, “What is the concept?”


It is ‘Mix and match’, I can say. Or more likely to ‘hentam keromo ikut suka’ concept. heh. As long as it looks homey, cosy and practical for us, we are all fine.


My advice to new home owner, who I’m sure was over excited (like I was) to work on home project but have LIMITED budget and time, pleaseeeee take one step, at a time. Delegate the tasks/projects into small ‘portions’ as weekly or monthly projects. Take time to plan, plot timelines, do some savings, make lot of surveys and researches. It is better do small feasible things (slowly but surely) rather than to immediately work on something big that you will regret later.   


As for now, my eyes go to this area...





The Porch

This dry and dull area need some serious ‘make over’!

Poooff! *waving my magic wand* - I wish.

April 07, 2014

Over the Year : Family Area.

This is how our family area look like about a year ago..



Actually, this area supposed to be a dry kitchen. *Explain why the switch board duduk nya kat atas nun* As I refused to face the hassles of having two kitchens, we decided to setup a small family area. Literally small - can fit around 4-5 peoples at a time.


One year later..



Well, when you’re living with kids, every corner is a ‘play room’. So did our family area has grown more into a ‘play area’, instead. You can find toys, balls, small cars lying around here and there. I’ve put a toys hamper in order to put them out of sight. It works for a moment but still, my eyes feels ‘hurt’ to see clutters.



As a solution, we invested on a MACY Gibson Storage Ottoman for RM 119. The cheapest in town, I guess. The storage is big enough to throw all the ’mess’ inside.




Clutter-no-more! Plus, it does double and triple duty as seating, surface and storage in our family area. Thank you to storage ottoman inventor. You are a pure genius!


With that, I decided to put this entry in Susun Atur Sioca Mac & April Family Area Challenge which sponsored by Rehans Wardrobe and Aku Bukan Penulis Tegar. Better late than never!

April 02, 2014

Inside-The-Fridge Revolution.

I was upset to find that I missed lots of organizing monthly challenge at Susun Atur Sioca *cry me a river* I was on hibernation mode then (blame the pregnancy hormones) and overwhelmed with daily chores. Most of my blogs was neglected during that period, including this one.


errr.. sorry baby blogs.


To recover my mood, I went to my happy place (the kitchen) to do some happy things (obviously; ORGANIZING THING!)


I opened the fridge, and start re-organized the above section (freezer). 



This is how my freezer looks like on daily basis. We rarely stock up our freezer recently, because I need some space to keep my precious frozen EBM for my 5 months old baby girl. 



I start with transferring the chicken fillets, meats, fishes and mix vegetables from containers/tupperware into this disposable zip lock plastic bags by small portions. You can get them from any hypermarket with several choices of brand. I love the fact that it is transparent, so I do not have to label each of them. I will exactly know what’s inside at a glance. & the best of all, they are space-saving too!




After a few transferring process, arrangements here and there, I am satisfied with the final outcome. I think I can live with this new ‘inside-the-freezer’ layout for couple years. Up until I ‘graduated’ my exclusively breastfeeding course for two years. InsyaAllah.


Layout description :

Above (from right) – 2 trays of Frozen EBMs (stored in breast milk storage bags), Ice Cubes Containers

Below (from right) – A box of meats & poultry (stored in zip lock bags), homemade frozen ready-to-eat pastas (stored in small portion of disposable foil trays), meat & fish balls, frozen drummets & nuggets.

Side Pocket (above) – Medela Ice packs

Side Pocket (below) – Homemade ‘cili boh’


Now I can smile all day longggg just by looking inside my fridge *grin*

Organizing thing really makes me happy!

April 01, 2014

Weekend Project #03: {Porch} Drying Area.

Hi! Its been a while..

Kind of hard to find more free time since I am now wearing a title Mama of Two! Still struggling to juggle a full-time job with a family life. Anyway, here is one of few mini projects that I managed to do during my 90 days of maternity leave.



With little ‘help’ from my little man, we installed another accordion drying rack near the front porch. Already have two drying racks installed at the backyard for daily usage on weekdays. Then, we decided to add on another one since this area is the most exposed to the sunlight. Such a perfect spot to dry clothes during hot sunny days on weekend.




Remind me of how ‘rumah setinggan’ look like T______T




‘Setinggan’ look no more!



4 ft Retractable Clothes Hanger from MR D.I.Y Tesco Extra Bandar Bukit Puchong.

RM 69.90 only! *

*If I’m not mistaken. Short term memory loss due to second baby delivery :p*

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