Dec 3, 2010

Christmas stockings

I don't have a mantel that I see all over blogland now during the Christmas season. They are so pretty that I drool over it and wished that I had a nice big one. Now, I have to find a creative way to hang my stockings.
I took the spot above my TV and added a board and turned into a makeshift semi mantel. Yes, it's very high up but that's the only place I have room.

Please excuse the mess

And this is what I did to it....added some nails to the board, sparkling snowflakes, the family stockings (which I need to get some new ones, some are alittle beat up)
and tadaa....

It's really simple but I guesse it will do for now. 

Linking to Southern Hospitality
Centsational Girl

Dec 2, 2010

Fun Giveaway

There is this awesome giveaway from TodaysMama and Gamestop. They are giving away one Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, one Nintendo Red Wii Bundle and Three Nintendo Red DSi XL Bundles.

Mama's Holiday Wish List Meme:

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
Health and Happiness
2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?
The kids would get up, surround the christmas tree and and wait for me to get the camera ready and starts digging into their gifts
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
I want a Silhouette.... Please santa.... I've been a good girl.. 
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
We would bake homemade cookies and different treats, and make homemade gifts.
5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
We never really had a family game when we were growing up. Growing up in a chinese household is so different.
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
We didn't have much of a christmas or a christmas tree when I was growing up, i mean we did get presents but it might or might nit be wrapped. So, ever since my daughter was born we had a christmas tree, we leave cookie and milk for santa christmas eve and take lots of family pictures of the little monkeys opening gifts.
7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?
I would like to take my family to disneyland, my kids has been asking to go for the pass 3 years....
8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
  1. The Xbox 360 with Kinect
  2. any car game for my son 
  3. and any teenage game for my daughter

So go check out Today's Mama for your chance to win.

Nov 30, 2010

Have you try to tackle more than one room at a time?

Have you ever tried to tackle more than one room at a time? Well, crazy me have been doing that for the pass couple of week. My daughter's bedroom, the living room and my lovely kitchen that was put on hold. (ready to tackle it again)....Yay!!!!
So here is a preview of what have been started so far. 

Prepping the living room for a new coat of paint
My living room was a pale grey boring color for the pass 5 years. When I say boring I mean BORING. There were no life, no joy, no wow factor at all. I have always like the neutral colors because I always thought that it was the safest and easiest to match furniture color. But, when you have 3 crazy kids running around the house you will find all the little hand print and pencil, marker and pen marks all over the house that was put there "by mistake"..... That'a what the kids say...

More to come....

Nov 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful for:

children that keeps me on my toes
a loving husband
our health
my mom and stepdad
spending Thanksgiving with my sisters
all the times that i spend with my grandfather (RIP we love you)
all the great friends that i am surrounded with
God in my life
all the wonderful ladies on blogland, who inspire me to create

What are you thankful for?

Nov 22, 2010

Silhouette Giveaway

Yay!!!!! Another Silhouette giveaway.

I want one of these so bad. Imagine all the goodies I can make.

Isn't she a beauty?????

Here are some of the wonderful bloggers out there that are hosting this giveaway....

Nov 18, 2010

Closet redo....

I have been busy redoing (compounding, sanding, painting....etc..) my daughter's room. This has been something I have promised her for awhile now and finally it's somewhat on the way....

So, what color did she choose? What are the favorite color of a 13 year old these day's..

What are your favorite colors?

Will show pictures later...

Nov 1, 2010

Happy Halloween Everyone....

My Princess, Iphone and Ipod.....

Oct 8, 2010

Happy Halloween headband

Made some cute halloween headband.

Plain Headband

Added a Boo chipboad sticker

Skeleton Key

Sep 12, 2010

Kitchen redo will be on hold

I have to put my kitchen adventure on hold. I was going to tackle it this week because of the labor day weekend and I was off work for the week, but something unexpected happened and now that has taken most of my time.

So kitchen, I will be back soon...

Aug 10, 2010

Kitchen.... Kitchen.... Kitchen....

So, I finally decided to start redoing my kitchen. You see, I have moved into this house about 6 years ago and moved into a 1960/1970 kitchen. The appliances is yellow... ughhh. Not a pretty sight.

You see the yellow oven and dishwasher. 

Well, over the weekend I started cleaning the wall but this is what I found underneath the wall.

Wallpaper, ugly painted wallpaper. 

You see the brown and yellow design. Ugly I tell you.
So I started ripping it up and luckily it was so old that it just came right off. 

I also took the molding off the doorway. I think I'm just going to leave it the way it is and cover up the wood part up. 

I have so much more to do. I'm actually scared that it's going to look horrible after I finish. 

Inspiration take me away.... 

Aug 3, 2010

Another Silhouette giveaway

Infarrantly creative is having a giveaway.
Centsational Girl is having a giveaway.


Yes, this lovely lovely thing....
Go over and check her out and you might just win one yourself.

Jul 28, 2010

Miss Lonely Bench

Miss lonely bench came into our home one year ago from a garage sale. It rained that morning and I  didn't know if any of the garage sale was still going to happen. But since the rain ended early we headed out and tried our luck. We visited about 5 sales and this was going to be the last house that we were going to see before we headed home. (kids don't like getting in and out of their car seat a dozen times in one day, They get cranky)
Then I saw miss lonely bench sitting in a corner...
She looked so lonely
She needed a friend
I brought her home for $5. When she came home she was moved from corner to corner and we didn't dress her up right away. She was still lonely for a whole year until today.

She got a wax, a cleaning, touch up and then she got dress.

Hope she looks good.

Touch up on those legs

Like her dress?

She cost $5, but now she looks like a million bucks...  :)
Linking up to :

Creations by Kara

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday

Jul 27, 2010

More flowers

Flower Hair clip

Another flower pin

Jul 26, 2010

Flower pin

I am having this fascination with flowers. 
From pins, to headbands to flowers on clothes... 
At first it looked like it was so much work but as you get a hang of it it was so easy and fun to make. 
Flower pins
Got this idea from Cute as a fox creation.

I wish I had a little girl that I can dress up with these flowers....

Linking up to :

Jul 23, 2010

Little Miss Vanity Chair

Little Miss Vanity Chair



I'm linking up to:

Organize and Decorate Everything

Plain tank top

Here you have a plain tank top.

Added some fabric flowers.

and a

Matching Yoyo Headband:

And you get WOW

Jun 24, 2010

Silhouette Give Away at Thrifty Decor Chick.... Run don't Walk

Thrifty Decor Chick is having a fabulous giveaway.

Imagine all the beautiful things you can make. I first saw this little device over at "Just a Girl" She made these really pretty butterfly fames. I immediately fell in love with the silhouette and the thing it can do. In the back of my mind, I just wanted to find it and buy this little device. But when i saw the price tag of this beauty, I have to stop myself and say "NO"... :*(.

But fear not, but Thrifty Decor Chick to the rescue with this giveaway. So head on over there and check it out.

Southern hospitality and Just a Girl is also having a give away...


Jun 20, 2010

Summer Craft with the kiddies.....

Here is a list of fun craft to keep the kiddies entertained for the summer months.

Let's Entertain have a cool and yummy pop that will keep you cool in the hot summer days.

Controlling my chaos has a fun and colorful clipboard.

Birdcraft has a fun lazy susan that the kids can make and use. Check out her DIY here.

Parties by Hardie have a fun and edible craft. Crayon pretzels.

Have fun and enjoy... Will be back will more favorites.


Craigslist find

My craigslist find this weekend. Can you believe it....... $20....... I'm in heaven.

I'm linking up to :

southern hospitality

Jun 17, 2010

SYTYCD: Alex Wong "Top 11 Performance" - Hallelujah

This is such an amazing performance.

Summer ice packs

Big and Bulk


Small and convient

Now you can have more spaces to pack more food. And at the end of your trip you can dump the water/or use it for cleaning and now less weight to bring home. Plus don't forget you can reuse the bags.


Ziploc baggie


  1. Fill bag half way with water
  2. lay bag flat in freezer

Sorry that the picture is not that great.. I used my phone camera.

Jun 14, 2010

New look, new Me!!!!

I haven't gotten a haircut in 2 1/2 years, since my little one was born. My long hair was making me so tired looking. So here is what happened this pass sunday....


What do you think???

So, there is 12 inch of hair in my hand and I'm going to donate it to Locks of Love.

Jun 1, 2010


It's been such long time since I last posted. Life has been one big blur for the past couple of months. Now I am busy trying to prepare for my son's birthday party this Saturday. So much to do but so little time. I always wonder how some of you mom's out there that can juggle family and work.... and still stay sane..... :)

Jan 30, 2010

Linen Closet Organization

This is my linen closet. It's not too messy (I think) but stuff looks like it's thrown in there.
You see all the bed linen, mixed in with the towels?
And all the "extra" stuff hanging around the bottom?

So I started taking everything out of the closet and started throwing things that I haven't used in years....

I used 2 plastic bins on the bottom and it holds body washes, shampoo, extra toothbrush and toothpastes. I have a closet in the basement that holds all my stockpiles but everytime when I run out of items I would have to run all the way down 3 flights of stairs... That's a long way. So, I just have some extras up here.
The 2nd shelf holds the towels and the toilet tissue (just throw them in a cute little basket).

The towels goes with the towels and the bed linen goes with the bed linens.

Ahhh, I have the pillow cases on the shelf on top of the towels which is on top of the bed sheets??? I think that needs to be changed around. Pillow case should hang out with the bed sheets. Don't you think?
Then do you see the top shelve? That's where I keep the bath rug and toilet seat cover. Unopened towels and sheets.
Yeah!!! I'm making progress in having a organized home....

The Peachy Papaya Family


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