Friday, March 27, 2009

Off The Beaten Path

A photo taken during our driving holiday in the Rhone-Alpes, France in 2007.
This was in Emeringues, a town in the Beaujolais wine-producing region.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just So Happy

A layout based on Sketch #11 at Inspired Blueprints. Look for inspiration there if you run out of ideas on for page layouts. They've many sketchs and monthly prizes to be won too!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Love Is...

A gift for my sister-in-law and her husband.

Materials Used
Accordion Album: American Traditional
PPs: Little Yellow Bicycle (Love Letters)
Alphas: American Crafts & Making Memories (cursive)
Rub-ons: Maya Road
Stickers: 7Gypsies

Bling: MAMBI

Chipboards: Maya Road (Heart) & Scenic Route (Cover)
Ink: Tsukineko
Others: Ribbon, Little Yellow Bicycle

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Little Happy Giveaway: GCD Studios

Does winning a pack of lovely papers make your day?

Then this just might be it!

Check out the new GCD Studios website!

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Little Chef

Yesterday, I decided to make beef ghoulash. It's a simple one-dish Hungarian receipe of beef stew with vegetables.

Ash wanted to help so I roped him in to wash the vegetables. I told him to pick 4 carrots and celery from the fridge which he promptly went to do so. After that, i put the vegetables in a bowl for him to wash.

I wish I could tell you this is a totally supervision-free activity. But no.

My little chef almost succeeded in washing the carrots in hand soap if I had not turned my head in time to see why the water was running for so long. He thought it was the only way to remove the dirt from them.

I'm glad, however, to announce that there were no casualties with bubbles frothing from their mouths

While letting the beef simmer in the stew, Asher went on to make a pizza.

Voila! His finished work before it went into the oven toaster.
Ingredients: Ready-made pizza dough, Prego's Mushroom Pasta Sauce, Chicken Franks and Mozzarella Cheese.
I won't recommend eating this too often though. Sausages tend to be sodium-chloride loaded.

Our Lego A Day

Lego: the game made for the sanity of stay-home mums.

When I need at least a half hour of quiet, non-squabbling time, I bring out the Lego bucket. And the kids will empty the bucket and piece the blocks into whatever they want.

And when I take photos of their creations, they get really excited and thrilled to see them on the computer.

Asher's favourite - rocket cars

Happy Idea Of The Day

You gotta check out this guy's funny blog of lego pieces. My kids had a priceless amused smile on their faces when they saw the pictures.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thanksgiving & Prayer Journals

Okie. I know I'm a little late. Actually, quite late. I started making these before Christmas, then got busy moving house and only got round to finish the last of these journals 2 weeks ago. It's meant to record a year of things to be thankful for, and prayers made and answered.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Children's Wall Deco

The wall deco I did for the kids' room was selected as the layout of the week by Made With Love! Thanks, MWL, for this privilege! Here's the deco I did, with more details at Flickr.

Just bought another stack of cardboard sheets to add to it. It's getting kinda addictive :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Welcome to the First Happy Idea!

Welcome to my new blog!

We all need little things to keep our spirits up so here is where I share ideas that help me do just that. Each week, I'll try to put up a few projects/activities I've done. Hope it gives you some inspiration too! And if you'd like to customise any ideas here as gifts, please feel free to email me :)

So here's the first project! A simple box to keep trinkets or a mini photo album.

Plain Box: Spotlight Stamps Hero Arts & KI Memories ('A') Flowers: Prima Marketing Chipboard Butterfly: Maya Road Glimmer Mist on butterfly: Dewberry Robin's Nest Dewdrops: Hyacinth Ranger Stickles: Tiara on butterfly, Ruby Slippers on letter 'A' Treasured Memories Tag: K & Company Paint: MM (Copper & Bordeaux) Buttons: Foof-a-la Others: Ribbon & Lace