Boutiques Fair Singapore – My picks for kids!

September 29, 2016 | Christmas, Guides, Singapore

Following on from my “girls, guys & home” guides to Boutiques Fair post last week – today’s is all about the kids! From toys and decor, to clothes and books, there will be LOADS of vendors in attendance focussed on gorgeous kid’s stuff. Mark the dates down in your calendar, get some friends together and make a day of it! Boutiques Fair Singapore is happening on 4th – 5th November.

Here are a few of my faves for kids below! :)

Boutiques for Kids!1. Sea Apple  2. Pom Pom & Puffin  3. Deer Industries  4. Madie Moo  5. Stylo Deco  6. Deer Industries  7. Madie Moo

Boutiques for Kids!1. Deer Industries  2. Deer Industries  3. Feroza  4. Deer Industries  5. Deer Industries  6. Sea Apple  7. Deer Industries

Boutiques Fair Singapore – My picks!

September 22, 2016 | Christmas, Guides, Singapore

Oh my gosh! It’s been such a long time between posts! I wish I could say it’s because crazy exciting things have been happening behind the scenes here, but in actuality it’s regular daily life and being a Mum that’s keeping me busy! Which is no less important of course, just not particularly “blog worthy” I’m afraid. It’s all about DIY laundry and Toddler Negotiations these days haha!

Even so, I just wanted to pop in and share with anyone here in Singapore that one of my favouirte events – The Boutiques Fair – is on again in November (4th & 5th)! Perfectly timed for getting some Christmas shopping done – yes, I went there. Christmas is coming! The fair will be chock-full of fantastic local and international vendors, and is seriously HUGE so you’re bound to find what you need for that certain someone who has everything.. or yourself. I’m all for that.

So to help make the decisions easier, I thought I’d check out some of the vendors coming in November and put together a couple of little guides to get you excited. First up – Girls, Guys, and Home. This is by no means an extensive list, just a couple of things that caught my eye! :)

Ladies!1. An Uplifted Day  2. Elyse & i  3. Matter Prints  4. Little Man  5. Little Man  6. Hello Chocolate  7. Twin Within  8. Cote & Badt  9. Elyse & i

Guys!1. Eck & Art  2. Epigram Books  3. Gifts Less Ordinary  4. Italic & Bold  5. Shinnpark  6. BNVVT  7. Italic & Bold

Home!1. Epigram Books  2. Little Man   3. Stylo Deco  4. Little Man  5. The Paper Bunny  6. Kala Pata  7. Stylo Deco

Keep up to date with the latest Boutiques Fair news on their Facebook Page!

3 tech solutions to start the New Year right!

January 8, 2016 | Guides, Personal

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I’m a few days late, but – Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and New Year and are ready to start the year fresh. I certainly am!

Do you have any New Years resolutions? I don’t normally make any, but this year I made a few. Mostly just acknowledging a few things I’ve been wanting to focus on for a while now. They’re not hard and fast resolutions, but just things I’d like to work on and be more conscious about in my everyday life. Nothing groundbreaking here I’m afraid, I think everyone’s probably made these resolutions at some point!

Here’s what they are:

– Get back on track with a budget
– Be more active – choose to get up and move, do something every day.
– Be more organised with dinners and groceries
– Don’t let toxic thoughts rule the mind… be positive :)
– Spend less time looking at my phone – maybe delete Facebook for a while?

Some of these – like looking at my phone less – are things I just have to do. But in order to achieve some of the other things, I’ve turned to good ol’ technology for help. And there are some AMAZING apps and programs and videos out there now. So many.

So I thought I’d share with you my favourite 3 tech solutions that I’ve been using to help me get on board with my resolutions above. Here we go…

NUMBER 1: BUDGET 
Solution: You Need A Budget
Cost: Free 34 day trail, $5/m after that (or $50/yr)


You Need A Budget

You Need A Budget App

This wonderful program makes keeping a budget actually kinda fun. Well, maybe not FUN, but not as dull and boring as most budgets can be. I’m using it every day and it’s working! Once you’ve signed up, you can use the software on your computer, or download the handy-dandy app that will allow you to put in your income/expenses on the fly. Mostly we use it to track how much we’re spending, and being able to enter it on our phones as we go means we’re not guessing later or digging through the bin for receipts.

NUMBER 2: BE MORE ACTIVE (AND POSITIVE!)
Solution: Yoga with Adriene
Cost: FREE!

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga with Adriene

You guys, I really love this chick. Not only is she funny and totally down to earth, she has a very well-stocked youtube channel with every kind of yoga flow you could think of – and it’s all totally free. I’m really not very good at yoga, but Adriene makes you feel capable no matter what level.. which makes me feel less embarrassed (in my own home??) and awkward. Check out the 30 days of yoga with Adriene, or Yoga Camp if you want to start a regular yoga habit, or any of the other videos really, they’re all fab. I’ve been doing yoga camp and so far I’m sticking with it! :)

NUMBER 3: BE MORE ORGANISED 
Solution: Wunderlist
Cost: Free (though you can pay to upgrade)

Wunderlist

Wunderlist

This is one of those genius apps that I’ve been using for a little while now, and couldn’t live without. I’m not using it to it’s full capacity I don’t think, but for what I want, it works like a charm. My husband and I have both installed it and were able to create a shared list (called “Groceries”) that we can both see on our phones. It updates instantly, which means we’re both able to add items that we need as we think of them, and subtract them off the list as we buy them. And because we’re both seeing the same list, it’s super up-to-date, and there’s no confusion. Brilliant!

There we go, my top 3 tech recommendations to start off 2016 :)

What tech have you been using? Would love some more recommendations!

Top 10 of 2013

January 19, 2014 | Guides

Hello dearest friends! Remember me? ;)

Oh my it’s been a little quiet around here lately.. I’m so sorry! The new year has started wonderfully, and if I’m honest – a little chaotically, and I haven’t had much of a chance to even look at this little blog in a while. But I’m hoping to change that starting now :) More posts stat!

So as the first official post of 2014, I thought it might be fun to take a quick look back at what you guys liked the most in 2013. I enjoyed doing all these posts, so it was really interesting for me to see what you all responded to! SO here we go, the Top 10 most popular posts from last year…

FF Top 10 post of 2013!

1. DIY Stamp Village   2. DIY Washi Tape Stool   3. DIY Spotty Jars and Jewellery Dishes   4. DIY Berry Boxes   5. DIY Fine Line Drawing   6. DIY Faux Leather Pouches   7. DIY Cement Ornaments   8. DIY Geometric Stamp Town   9. Freebie Christmas Gift Tags   10. Freebie Printable Blog Planner.

No surprises that it was the DIYs and Freebies that had your hearts last year! ;)

And just for fun, there’s one post that continuously kicks all the other post’s butts… it’s the most viewed of all time (and not surprisingly one of the earliest DIYs I ever posted)…

Most viewed of All Time

Isn’t that cool?!

Thank you so much for all your support through 2013, it was a phenomenal year and I couldn’t have done it without you :) Here’s to loads more greatness in 2014!! xo

FF Gift Guide for Kids

November 25, 2013 | Christmas, Guides

Hi, happy Monday! Did you all have a nice weekend?

This morning we’re doing the last of our Gift Guides – for the kiddies! I had a bit of a tricky time putting this one together if I’m honest… I don’t have any kids, and *obviously* kids range so much in age, so it was hard to narrow down my selections! There’s just so much gorgeous stuff out there for kids! I’ve tried to choose gifts for a range of ages, so hopefully there’ll be something here for everyone :)

Gift Guide Boys

1. Piccoli ‘Little Bean’ Bean Bag (Olliella)  2. Submarine Money Bank (Amazon)  3. Little Aeroplane (Incy Interiors)  4. Cubebot Micro Blue (Lilly Lolly or Amazon)  5. Hang in the Balance Board (The Land of Nod)  6. Black & White Stripe Tent (The Teepee Guy)  7. Let’s Go Camping Wall Decals (Love Mae)  8. Bats Single Quilt & Pillow Case (Kip & Co.)Gift Guide Girls

9. ‘The Ice Package’ Hair Ties (Mane Message)  10. Porcelain Bunny Lamp (Lark)  11. Floral Bomb Wonder Tent (Such Great Heights)  12. MoTex Embossing Label Maker (My Messy Room)  13. Housse de Couette Bigotte (AM.PM.)  14. Pony String Lights (Urban Outfitters)  15. Awesome Canvas Purse (Lark)  16. Pixie Mint Wooden Toy Camera (Twig)

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