Wednesday, February 29, 2012

counting my blessings

I read this through a forwarded email from my mum 
and thought that it was a very relevant and timely message for me.
Read on dear friends...


An old joke tells about two Israelites who were following Moses across the bed of the Red Sea just after God parted the waters. One comments to the other, “Can you imagine what this mud is doing to our sandals? They’re probably ruined.”

Many of us are like that person in the story; we’re so focused on the negatives and worries of our lives that we completely miss the miracles and blessings all around us. We fixate on the cold, rainy weather, the leaky bathroom faucet, the difficult person at work, the snarled traffic slowing our commute. At the same time, we take for granted or even ignore the many blessings we receive every day — love from family and friends, a warm and dry place to live, the security of a job, and the freedom to worship God as we wish.

God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” Faith focuses not on the problems of the moment but on the many blessings in each day.

- Bob G. Wood (Tennessee, USA) 

Dear God, forgive us for taking our blessings for granted. Open our eyes to see and our hearts to give thanks for the many ways your goodness comes to us day by day. Amen.

The short excerpt was taken from a forwarded email 
with content from the Upper Room.

At times I find that I am like the people complaining about the mud in the sandals. Concentrating only on the unpleasant bits of the moment and not fully grasping the infinite goodness happening around me. It is so simple to gripe and grumble at the little everyday disappointments like getting stuck in a jam, getting yelled at by your boss, missing the train and etc. instead of to give thanks.

How often do we pause and thank God for everything that we have been blessed with? I for one am not a very good at thanking God. I take things for granted and only thank Him when I remember to which is just truly terrible. For we should give thanks to God for every little thing that we have and are able to do like see, read, write, type, laugh, sing, dance, blog, pin…  everything comes from God and we should thank Him continuously for his blessings upon us.

The past month has been filled with such amazing blessings from God. His hand has been upon both B and I and our families. He has provided a wonderful wedding and birthday celebration for both B and I, filled with our friends and family So many friends stepped up to help with the wedding and there were so many lovely and generous gifts. It was truly a ceremony filled with love and joy and for that, both B and I will always be thankful. 

So, I will try my best each day to be thankful for everything that God has provided me and will continue to provide for me and I will strive to be reminded constantly of his kindness and goodness.

Happy leap year day everyone! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tango-ing with Tangerine

Seen @ Newsfeed

Dance into the New Year with this 
Vivacious and Appealing Reddish Orange
Seen on Pantone's website

Tangerine Tango {colour of the year for 2012 by Pantone}, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Over the past several years, orange has grown in popularity and acceptance among designers and consumers alike. A provocative attention-getter, Tangerine Tango is especially appealing in men’s and women’s fashion. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2012, including Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney, Elie Tahari and Adrienne Vittadini, are incorporating this attractive orange into their spring collections. A fun, lively take on a traditional autumnal hue, Tangerine Tango will surely carry through to fall fashion as well.

A winner in cosmetics because of its versatility, Tangerine Tango is a bit exotic, but in a very friendly, non-threatening way. Add a sultry flair to lips, cheeks and nails with Tangerine Tango. An unexpected eye shadow color, Tangerine Tango is a complementary opposite that flatters blue or green eyes. When paired with brown eyes, it brings out an amber cast.

Energize interior spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned home accessories. Pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room. Or incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway or hallway.

Seen @ Pink255

I was waiting for Pantone to announce the colour of the year
 and when I saw it was sort of an orange type colour,
I didn't immediately start blogging a post about it.

To be honest, I am NOT a fan of the colour orange per se.
However, I think I am starting to like Tangerine Tango.
It's kind of growing on me.
It's a very fiery and strong and quite bold too...
but I prefer Honeysuckle Pink any day over Tangerine Tango
any day. Hope you enjoy the photos below.

* To read / see posts on Honeysuckle Pink {still my fave},
read here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Seen @ Fjeldborg

Seen @ Viva La Cool

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I DO!!!

He said "I Do!" and so did I. 
Am finally married. 
*woot woot*

presenting the newlyweds.
{more updates on the wedding soon}.

* Yes. that's how I look like  ~ grin grin*

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

V'day 2012

Hello all. Have been super busy with Project Happily Ever After... 
after all its in about 3 days time!!! *gasp* 
I can't believe it but its true... so true. 

 For the most part, things are sorted but there are a 
couple more things that I need to design and print for the dinner. 
So am in the midst of doing that. 

 Today is also Valentine's Day!!! 
 So, a very Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. 
Today is also my last Valentine's Day as a 
single twenty something. *woot woot* 
 Anyways, best I get back to completing my stuff...
just wanted to quickly wish all of you an awesome 
Valentine's Day *hugs* 
To read a little more of my thoughts on this day, 
click here and here. Happy reading.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Mornings bring new beginnings.
Goodbye difficulties, hurt and sadness 
of all yesterdays.

Today is a new day.
And it is all okay in the morning.

Goodbye BTJunkie

It is indeed a sad sad day for those of us who stalked BTJunkie
for new series or movies. What am I going to do now?
How am I going to watch/follow all my series?
Life will be so empty now.
*sob sob sob*
This is indeed a sad sad thing.
If you want to know more about what happened and 
why BTJunkie closed down, please read here, here and here.

I secretly harbor the hope that they will
make a comeback.
I hope and pray. 

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Pain au Chocolat

Pain au Chocolat is something that I love immensely. 
It is one of my favourite breakfast pastries especially 
if it is right out of the oven and is piping hot... 
the chocolate just oozzeeesss out of the crisp buttery croissant!

I had a pain au chocolat recently for breakfast...
{ok, it was a chocolate and almond croissant but its close *smiles*}
and by golly was it yummy. I had it with a box of milk {was a tad
to lazy to pour it in a glas, so I slurped it from a bendy blue straw}.

The one thing that makes me smile merrily to myself on days at the
office that drag on by mercilessly is the thought of one day soon, 
having a pain au chocolat with B in Paris with an awesome
view of the Eiffel Tower *smiles smiles grin grin*

Although there are some kinks in the trip, I am still
hopeful that we will make it to Europe this year.
In the summer or early Autumn.

Anyways, to all your bakers and baking adventurers,
here are some recipes for the delicious pain au chocolat
for you to try {here, here and here}. And if you would like to 
know more about the different types of bread available that
starts with the letter "P"{panettone, panforte, pita, paratha and 
the likes}, read this article which will surely help.

It's a start of another long-ish week, let's hope it's a productive,
fun, unstressful and blessed week ahead ~ 
happy baking, munching and daydreaming.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Snow White

Seen @ Lotta Agaton

White reminds me of ...

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