“I like you, Mommy”

Dear Leah,

Lately, you loved to run to the kitchen, stood by my side and watched while I cooked.

“I like you, Mommy”, you said out of the sudden. “I like to be with you, Mommy.”

That… for your information, totally makes my heart melts. I’m writing it down so when you’re in your teens, when we start to communicate in loud voices, we will remember this once mutual pure unconditioned love. I’ll blame it on hormones when that happens. It’s perfectly normal, my darling.

Love,
Your Mom

Maybelle’s Calligraphy Workshop at Bloesem

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Earlier this year, I mentioned on my Instagram that calligraphy was one of the few I wanted to pick up this year. Before I realised it, March had arrived. I began to wonder if I were ever going to start calligraphy. Hence, I went to Etsy.com to search for calligraphy kit. Immediately I realised Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls – one of the few calligraphers whom I followed on Etsy and Instagram – was conducting workshops in Singapore! I quickly went onto Instagram to check if her announcement on her Etsy store was an updated one, and asked for details of her workshops. Her weekend classes were filled up. Lucky for me, because Bloesem – where Maybelle held her workshops – just opened up a new class! I was thrilled! This was the first calligraphy workshop I ever attended. Maybelle’s first workshop in Singapore too!

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Square Pizzas

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It used bugged me that unfinished bread loaf was thrown away because it had turned moldy. Friends’ recommendation is to keep it in fridge to maintain its freshness. However, I would end up with hard, dry and flaky bread. Unless I let it sits in room temperature for an hour prior to consumption. That’s why I stopped buying bread loaves for a long time.

Since the beginning of this year, the breakfast timing at Leah’s school was being pushed to a later time, I was not able to make sure she takes her breakfast in school. Hence, I feel there’s a need to let her have something before heading to school. Nut butter bread is probably the easiest to prepare in the morning, but I would still left with unfinished bread by expiry date. Hence, came the idea of using them to make square pizzas. It’s quick fixed meal and Leah had fun helping out!

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Teriyaki Baked Chicken

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November and December are months of celebrations for me – Leah’s birthday, Christmas party, and more Christmas parties. I’m always on the lookout of easy recipes that I prepare and feed my guests until they are ‘belly-happy’! This recipe I found online is from CHOW Recipe website, it’s called “Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken Recipe”. After preparing twice, I thought I could share my tips with this recipe. Btw, my sister said it tasted like Teriyaki Chicken!

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DIY Mango Black Sugar Scrub

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It has been quite a busy month hence I have not been writing lately. Busy with work, busy with birthday celebration – Leah’s birthday, busy with hosting Christmas party! Yes, Christmas party! 2013 is coming to an end in exactly 2 weeks time! How fast.

Here is a quick post for those who are cracking their heads for party favors, particularly for your female guests. I made this with brown sugar, black sugar and The Body Shop Beautifying Oil in Mango. Quick and easy.

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