Sunday, December 2, 2012

Personalized Alice In Wonderland Teabag Favor




Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. 

I can't believe it's DECEMBER already. It certainly doesn't feel like December in Indonesia, aside that the calendar does say so. 

I miss Vancouver in times like this. The cold, the rain, believe it or not. But the most part, I miss the festive feels that it has with all the lights decorating houses and trees, ready for the Holiday Season.

Nevertheless, we'll try our best to make the best Christmas we could  have this year.



Don't you just love these Alice in Wonderland teabag favors? They are personalized and comes with a different images. I hated to depart from them but they went to their home and by now the party was over and I hope everyone had a great time at Rose's party.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale

Hello friends,
Happy Thanksgiving to my American folks. I hope you all have a wonderful time with family and friends. Oh I wish I could have Turkey Dinner this year.

Such a great memory we had, looking back to 2011 Canadian Thanksgiving. It's our tradition to visit the hotel closed by to where we used to live in downtown. No, I don't cook turkey dinner. I would love too, but the hassles is much more too much with a small family and few good friends I have. 



Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale is on now.
Enjoy 25% off of everything in my shop. Enter coupon code: 2013BFCM

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blog Giveaway: Adorebynat's Giveaway

Living in Indonesia has been great so far. The past couple of months have been about making our new home livable, taking care of legal paperworks, school admission, and buying craft supplies. My little boy is in the Kindergarten now and he loves his school.

I think I'm now ready to go on a full swing preparing for the Holidays. I'm a bit behind than I should've but fearless, there are more Christmas/ Holidays items added each day at my Etsy shop.

How about a giveaway?
Would you like to win these?

  • 12 leaf tags
  • 10 pirate stickers
  • cupcake card
  • decorate life card
  • 12 gratitude tags
  • 10 Christmas tags





Contest starts now and ends on November 17, 2012. Contest opens to worldwide. Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on Sunday, November 18th. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Gnome and Woodland Birthday Party

A sweet client of mine shared these pictures today. Oh how she made my day.  This is one of the reasons I love what I do. Receiving pictures of special days.



I love every single details to these. So adorable!!


And these favors, awww....aren't these simply gorgeous?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Gnome Birthday Party

Dear friends,
I've been in Indonesia for almost 3 weeks by now. The 'homesick' feeling is starting to creep again. I miss our home in Canada. I miss the smell of fall and the pumpkin patch. I didn't like the fact that it rains and showers so much in Vancouver but, I kind of miss it now. I know this is the feeling that one might have when moving to a new place, and I know somehow I will be able to move on.

I need to concentrate bringing my business back. There are challenges being far from North America, where my most customers are. Sales is a bit slower due to many reasons and I have strategies slowly being implemented. It doesn't take overnight but I'm optimistic.

Gnome party is SO adorable! Check out this set I made for a Vancouver celebrity. I can't really say who is she now, but maybe soon :-)

 

It was a pleasant surprise when I received an order from her. 


 I decided to make a few more for her.


Hoping to make her daughter's party a little bit more special.


Red and white Polka dot.....aren't these adorable?



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We're Moving


Just over a year ago, we've bought and moved to our new home. We've worked so hard for it. Our sweat goes into this house from putting all our savings into it as well as the physical work that went into renovating and cleaning it. We're not handy at all but we did one-third of painting job (after firing the 'professional' painter that did the job poorly). 
 
 The three of us love this house. 

The house that we've dreamed it for so long. Sadly, it seems that it'll be a dream again to live in this sweet house. Life has given us another direction and we have decided to give Indonesia a try.

It's hard not to drop tears when I'm looking back into these pictures but I'm grateful that I'll have these in memories.

I'm getting stressed out trying to get everything together. The house will be rented out or sold. We only have a month to do everything, pack and go. People say that moving is one of the most stressful events in one's life and they're right! If you've been following my blog from the get go, you know we've moved a lot and it's not just within country but over continents! I think this time is the hardest because we love this house so much and it's hard to say good-bye.

Every time I think about how much we need to do moving wise, I have butterflies on my stomach. The constant headache is here. I hate throwing things out and it seems I'm forced to do that. Big items will be on sale and/ or end up at my parents' crawl.

I'm overwhelmed, that's for sure. Here is my current strategy and I hope it works. I will do sorting and organizing one room at the time. There are only so much we can bring with us, so I need to be very selective.


I will unpack all buttons and brads and put them in re-usable containers. I'd rather bring those than carton packagings that are heavy and ended up being thrown away.



Friday, August 17, 2012

Lunch for Two


Last Wednesday, Ethan and I had a lunch date at our favorite place, De Dutch. Oh how we wish, Daddy was there with us too. But, a lunch date was pretty fun too!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Home Depot Kids Workshop

The weather was great. Not too cold or not too hot. Ethan thought it was a great idea to bring his camera  and took pictures of nature ... or his Mama.



We attended Home Depot Kids Workshop.


Today's project was making a Buletin Board, a perfect one to hang on to his new room. Which remind me, I need one for myself, of course in a bigger scale.



and he accomplished it (with a little help from us, of course).


Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday's Treasuries

I'm back with Friday's Treasuries.

Missing my DH so much. It's been 2 weeks we're living in two different parts of the world, thousands miles away from each other. The technologies are here. We could talk over the phone, video call, you name it, but still, life is not the same without him here next to me.

'Love You, Honey!' by adorebynat



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