Saturday, June 30, 2012

It was a lovely Friday

I had a plan for yesterday ~ it was supposed to be a "me" day.
Massage, shopping, a movie, coffee and a meal.
After all its the last "freedom" Friday as I call it.
But the plans changed and my mum followed me to 1Utama shopping centre.
At first because of all the different timings and the crappy phone 
lines, I was super annoyed but I did not want to ruin a good day.
So I plastered a smile on my face and held my tongue
and to my surprise and my delight, it was an awesome day
{plus there was 25% off the books that I wanted to buy!} *smiles*

I think I needed a day out with my mum more then I realised.
I thought she would be happy that she would be able to have a sushi 
lunch with me and then watch a movie, the joy here is that I felt 
happier then she did just enjoying ourselves as we used to those 
Saturdays way before weddings, kids and dogs entered the 
picture. I also stayed over in my old room and it was nice. 
Different since I am used to sleeping next to a
snoring B but familiar and comforting all at the same time.
Belly was ill as well so most of my night was spent cleaning her puke
and comforting the poor girl. She is better this morning.

We watched"Brave", and how apt a movie it was.
Besides the lovely and haunting scenery so wonderfully presented 
by Pixar and Disney, the storyline was wonderful and touched on 
the mother-daughter relationship, forgiveness and acceptance.
Yes, I did the whole weepy thing *huhuhuhu*

There was also a bonus cartoon "La Luna" which was a simple
yet delightful cartoon. Loved it *smiles*

Definitely would recommend "Brave" to those of you who love
Disney cartoons and want that warm fuzzy feeling. It's a very 
different kind of fuzzy though, a bit mature fuzzy if it makes 
any sense. Btw, the soundtrack is pretty awesome too.
Go watch it. Happy Saturday, its a busy one for me!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Friday

Super right and true words.
Today is the last weekday that I get to enjoy doing the things
that make me happy without a care in the world.
I begin yet another new journey this Monday doing something new.
More on this soon... in the meantime...
I feel its gonna be an awesome one.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Debut

Today was the debut for Hearts & Crafts.
And although I am super tired from the standing and the
excitement and the butterflies, it is all worth it.
I managed to make a small profit and it's just awesome.
My little project is not for me to make a thousands of $$$....
if it happens, then just awesome! but the main goal for me
is to just sell my handmade items and share my love for handmade
pretty happy things *smiles* 

It's true. The time that we take to cut, stick, stamp, sew, press,
measure, pack, design and present doesn't quite justify the pricing...
but it is the joy in creating, the joy in seeing something take shape,
the excitement of getting to work with the materials that I love... 
this is what makes it all so worthwhile. 

I am truly blessed that I have B and my family and friends who 
believein my cause and in my pet project. 
It is indeed heartwarming to see so many people turn up 
just to support me and probably buy
stuff that they don't need *smiles* its definitely a moment to 
treasure. Thank you God for such a wonderful day.

10 years on...

She pauses.
She remembers.
She embraces.
She tears.
She forgives.
She loves.
She promises.
She releases.
She breathes.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hearts & Crafts

I have been working hard these couple of days 
and finally a "One Day" of mine is coming true!
*woot woot smiles smiles*

Introducing Hearts & Crafts a site for me to sell
my handmade items and other pretty happy things!
I don't have a super business plan and I don't expect
to make thousands of bucks, but I am just happy that I
finally got around to doing this, starting my own crafts store
and selling my handmade items. I hope to list on Etsy soon
but like all things, baby steps is needed.
To vie my Hearts & Crafts album on FB, click here.

Tomorrow, I will be selling cake toppers, magnetic bookmarks,
fabric buttons and stationery at the FUYOH Art Bazaar 
at Publika shopping centre from 10am - 4pm.
Please feel free to come and visit me at booth 76! 
Kiraishi Shoppe has kindly allowed me to share her space
and to Joy for helping me with this awesome name.
I am pretty excited *snickers*

Stickers & mini memo letter sets for secret letter sharing

Magnetic bookmarks ensure you never lose a page again

Cake Toppers which can be used for wrapping and embellishing

Fabric Buttons

Will write more soon and in the meantime,
do drop by Hearts & Crafts and support my little hobby.
Thanks heaps in advance.

Friday, June 22, 2012

May the odds...

Having a slight withdrawal symptom from having finished
'The Hunger Games' books.
But really this quote is awesome.

Happy Friday folks!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Caitlin McGauley Sketches

The Kate Spade ones are super nice.
Would love to have one hanging in my 
soon-to-be craft/reading room.
It's a little pricey but then again you never 
know... one day's could be tomorrow
*smiles smiles*

For more of Caitlin's sketches, visit her
site, blog or shop *enjoy*

My Olympus XZ-1

Last December I read about the Panasonic GX1 camera {read about the lusting here} and totally wanted to get it. When I got B to go with me to check out the cameras {two eyes are better than one}, I felt that the camera didn't quite fit well in my hand. Sure the features were pretty good and the body was somewhat pretty hot for a camera, but it wasn't the right fit for me... and the price was really a turn off. So in the end, I didn't get the Panasonic GX1. 

Months passed by and though I kinda searched half heartedly for a camera I didn't get one. The internet search ended as well. However, once my trip to Europe was confirmed, I began to look for another camera and after searching online, talking to friends and even trying it out at a store, I knew that I had found my camera. So ladies and gentlemen, even though this announcement is pretty late {I got the camera on April 10, 2012} I would like to introduce to you my new camera the Olympus XZ-1 *woot woot*

The Olympus XZ-1 is not a new model nor is it super swanky but it has a lot of potential and when I held it in my hands and snapped away, it was super awesome! So far the camera has not let me down and am hoping that it will perform awesomely when I travel to Europe. To read more about the Olympus XZ-1 and to have a product tour, click here.

Am so looking forward to more adventures with my new camera. As for my loyal Canon Ixus, it is now in the capable hands of my brother so that he can record more moment with Ethan {my new nephew}. The Canon Ixus was possibly one of the most expensive things I have ever bought but it never ever let me down. Twas a good camera. But it was time to move on. 
Happy Snapping everyone!

Book Adulterer

I am a book adulterer.
I read several books at one time
and am never loyal to just one book 
though there may be periods where I just cling to
one book refusing to part with it till it ends
and I finally put it down with a satisfied sigh
or at times with a scowl or with a tear in my eye.

I love books. 
*happy sigh*

Since everyone was talking about 'The Hunger Games',
it piqued my curiosity and I googled it and loved what I read.
Was not able to catch the movie in the cinemas sadly 
but will surely watch it once the DVD is out.

So back to 'The Hunger Games'... I managed to buy
myself a boxed set and started reading them last week
and I could not put it down.
It was nothing like how I imagined it to be.
It was quite gruesome and brutal.
I would NOT like to be Katniss Everdeen that's for sure!

My night time... sometimes day time indulgences.

Then there is my 'Game of Thrones' books.
I am currently at book 3 part 2.
Have taken a hiatus to reading it since I have been
having several dreams involving scenes from the 
book/tv series. B thought it best to stop for a bit and it has
helped heaps. I also just finished reading some fluff 'The Manny'
and am about a quarter way with 'The Story of Beautiful Girl'.
A pretty good story so far but fantasy stories have
always been my weakness.

If only there were more hours in the day for reading.
My book list is heaving and I have not finished the
things I wanted to read for the month of May!!!
*gulp* Well here's to reading and to books.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Photo A Day June 2012 - Update 3

My Homer Simpson glass was perfect for the screwdriver
I made myself for lunch ~ bliss!

A short trip to Port Dickson with B and my in-laws.

My grey handbag in a state of organised chaos as usual.

I love love love reading in bed!

My little potted plant is wilting and needs more TLC.

She Cooks: Roman Chicken

I decided to cook yesterday.
After all since I am married I should try.
I usually shy away from the kitchen but lately
since I have been bumming around, I find myself
attracted to my expensive pretty kitchen with its pots,
tools and fancy-ish equipment.
Perhaps I am getting more confident in trying new dishes
and playing around with new ingredients.
Or perhaps its my inner-Martha Stewart come out to play.
*huhuhu* Whatever it is. I kinda like it.
And I am hoping that I will be doing more cooking soon.
Nothing fancy or major but I get a feeling my pretty
cook books on the shelf will see some action this year.

So today I tried a recipe called Roman Chicken.
The recipe below was given to me by an ex-colleague.

The end result was tasty.
Not super-awesomeness-going-to-get-a-medal-for-this
type of good but it was nice and flavourful. It can certainly
be improved on. Will try to buy yellow and red peppers 
{I only had one green pepper with me} and marinade 
the chicken a little first before cooking it the next time.

Here's to more successful and fun cooking times in my
little kitchen. If you have any awesome recipes for a beginner
that you would like to share, do let me know. Thanks.

Roman Chicken DW style *smiles*

Monday, June 18, 2012

Phone Casing

Seen @ Society 6

Circular Motion by Steven Womack.
Loving the different colours.
Hating that Samsung Galaxy phones
have very limited choices of casings *bleh*
On a brighter side, I save $$$ by not having
to buy heaps of casings *snickers*

Friday, June 15, 2012

Photo A Day June 2012 - Update 2

A purple dragon fruit.

A view of my condo's inviting swimming pool.

My chandelier-lamp.

Our first painting we bought of historical vibrant Malacca.
A pad of yellow pages post-it notes on my desk.


Hello folks! 
I have been keeping busy with writing, reading 
{done with "The Hunger Games" and now on to "Catching Fire"}, 
watching TV and trying not to worry about "what ifs".
Also, I have just started instagraming. 
I don't have an iPhone but have a Samsung Galaxy 
so when I realised that Instagram was available for Android
phones, I obviously downloaded it *grin grins*

Anyways, if you would like to follow me on instagram,
my user name is jw_dreamweaver or you can find me here.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Photo A Day June 2012

As usual after several hours of clicking on links and reading, 
I stumbled upon FatMumSlim's blog and saw her 
photo challenge. I know aboutphoto challenges and have 
heaps in my pinterest collection but I 
somehow felt like starting NOW! And so I am.
Check out my first post on 'time' below.

It's the 14th of June today and although I missed 
almost half a month{which I plan to catch up on}
I think its best to start somewhere.
Wish me best of luck as I try this out and btw,
I have instagram now folks, so you can find me here
or my user name is jw_dreamweaver *smiles*


Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Just a short post.
This is a reminder for all of us
to never lose our sense of wonder
at all things around us.
Happy midweek! *smiles*

Sunday, June 10, 2012

How do you measure life?

An interesting read about
by Harvard Business Review.
So how would you measure your life?

Saturday, June 09, 2012

DIY: Butterfly & Twig wreath

I have always been in love with butterflies. I find their metamorphosis
to be amazing and I love how pretty they are. So when I saw
this DIY for a butterfly and twig read, I knew it was too good
not to share! To download these watercolour  butterflies, click here
and to see the step-by-step guide on creating the wreath, click here.
Happy crafting all.

Seen @ Ellinee

Friday, June 08, 2012

Let Go

Letting go now 
for better things to come!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

That kind of love

I think women are generally like this.
They look constantly for real, ridiculous,
inconvenient, consuming, crazy, can't live 
without each other love in all sorts of places
in all sorts of men...
and sometimes, there are some lucky
women who manage to see, feel, grasp, keep
 have and own this kind of love.
Lucky are these women.

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