Wednesday, March 30, 2016

My job updates

This year has a lot of things that was unexpected in my job situation. My previous updates were this post and this.

I know it sounds very promising, but turned out it was just an ideal situation I was hoping for (sort of too good to be true). So I was supposedly to start my new job on Feb 15th, but it was pushed back to March 15th and again to April 4th. And my so called part time job (supposedly to keep me busy till my new job start on Feb 15th), that didn't work either. That is sucks. I can't do anything about it.

I tried looking for other job but the job market seem to slowdown and all I heard were more and more of retrenchment and paycuts. That was not good at all. I keep praying to God and hope that this is what was meant to be from the beginning. I know I can only wait and see what's His plan as there's nothing I can do about this situation. I am really on His mercy now.

Last year, I thought all that I wanted was to be able to stay at home and spend more time with my daughter. But this past few months made me realized otherwise. I love spending time with Chloe, but I also like to be able to go to work and earn my own money. My dissatisfaction in my previous job and the feeling of unappreciated by my boss were the ones that made me quit my job and its nothing to do with my desire to stay at home at all. God really knows what is best for me and He uses this situation to make me realize what I really want in my life.

Now, I just take in one day at a time and be grateful of what that I have now in my life. I will rest and put all my trust in Him and let Him do the work. Thank You, Lord. Can't wait to see what's in store for me.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Onesies Cupcakes - DIY

My sister's friend is having a baby girl, and my sister would like to give her something special. With a budget of $20-$25 dollars, you probably end up with something quite ordinary... like the picture below.
So, I have an idea. With some tools, time and help from my best buddies, Pinterest and Youtube, I finally able to make the gift to look lovely and a little bit unique. I know some of you might think I can just buy it at the gift shop but of course it would cost way more than $25 dollars. Anyway, who doesn't love something DIY...:P

Here are samples of video/blog/pinterest that I browse online on how to make onesies cupcakes :

So all you need to make this is some cupcake wrappers/liners, cupcake box (in my case I made it out myself by using the original box of the gift set that my sis bought), scissors and onesies/ baby bibs/ hand towels/ baby socks.

Below are how my onesies cupcakes turn out...

As you see here, I made the cupcake box by myself using some clear sheet and the original box of the onesies gift set that I measured and cut accordingly to fit my cupcakes.
Put some little bows to make it lovelier...
What do you think? Much nicer than the previous one in the rectangle box right? hehe
By the way, don't forget to put in some cards to pen down your wishes for the baby.. :) 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Passport Photo Attempt

My husband reminded me a few weeks ago to extend Chloe's passport. So, I was thinking to get her passport photo taken by myself. It should be easy right? White wall for the background, a nice tidy hair, decent outfit and a chair for Chloe to sit. An Iphone and a few clicks away... that's it.
The photo will be ready to be submitted via online application.

But turn out, it is not as easy as I thought.

Here they are....
 So what do you think? Any photo that you think can be used for her passport? 

In the end I gave up trying to figure out which one is good enough to be sent and so I went to ICA the next day with Chloe, waited for 2 hours for the whole process and got it done. 

Maybe I'll give it a try 5 years later. Wish me luck :)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Decorate the Pen Holder

There are so many things that can make a room or a drawer or a desk looks beautiful. But most of the time, it's the little things that will makes the different. So today I want to share to you what I've done to make my desk a little bit brighter. Just by tidying up a little bit and decorating my pen holder.

Here we go :

I gather my supplies : scissors, roller blinds' samples (I collect weird stuffs around my house), wooden magnet and glue gun. If you don't have roller blind samples you can use other materials like thick colored paper, etc. By the way, I decided not to use the white nylon rope because I don't think it will stick well with the blinds.

 Cut and paste the blinds to match the height of the pen holder. Because of the limited size that I have with the blinds, I stick 2 different colors to cover the entire surface of the pen holder.

Next, time to decorate the surface with colorful wooden magnet that I have.


Here's how it looks like from a distance. 

Only 3 steps. Cut the blind's sample to fit the pen holder, glue it, and stick the magnet. That's it
So simple. Yet it gives much colors to my desk now.

Love it :P