Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Leftover chicken wraps.

So as promised, this was the left over from last nights dinner. Im a sucker for homemade wraps, its so easy and healthy.

Do pardon the beans, I over cooked it when heating up. Hehe. I don't know bout you but this kinda meals makes me really really satisfied and happy. 

I seasoned the chicken with mustard, sesame kewpie, salt, black pepper, ginger powder and cayenne pepper. I let it marinade for about 2.5 hours, you can do overnight too, the longer the yummier. 

I panfried the chicken first, about 4-5 mins on each side, then I continue cooking it in the over over a bed of carrots, japanese cucumber and garlic bulbs for about 15-20 mins. In a separate pan I also caramelised some onions and sautéed the asparagus beans.......and thats it. Assemble wrap.

Home cooking is simple. :)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hello Monday

Happy Monday!

Doing a lil bit of grocery shopping today. Since we have been eating out almost whole of last week, my body is so so sick of outside food and is craving for greens and healthy home cook meals.

So tonights menu is bake chicken wraps with beans and carrots. Yay! Even typing it sounds so healthy already. LOL.

I am truly happy that my body is learning to crave for good food. I think that consistent exercising sort of altered my taste palate. Yes, thank you body. Thank you for cooperating and not putting our exercise time in vain.

Whats cooking in your kitchen tonight? Alrighty, all this talking about food is making me hungry, will hurry by to cook.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My first vlog is up on youtube! woohoo

LOL. Its hilarious.

Needed to push myself to learn a new skill and I did it. Wootssss! Its no where near to perfect but a great achievement. YAY!

So this 4 mins video took me close to 2 hours to edit, its my first time using iMovie....not too bad eh? 

The Mr. was away on business trip, so I was alone for the weekend.....decided to document my Saturday evening from church to having dinner to watching a dance show called Kaash (for Georgetown Festival). 

So so without further ado, presenting my first Vlog. *drumroll pls*.............(*insert music)......

Enjoy. ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Workspace Wednesday

Reorganising my frequently used sequins box, these are the ones I go for most of the time. It fits perfectly in my drawer and stays neatly organised. Although I've already maxed out the entire box, I would probably need to get another one. I bought the box from Daiso, very affordable and good quality. Yay, indeed a good score!

So while my instagram looks really neat and nicely organised, the photo below is usually the condition of my desk. LOL. Aha a whole lot of mess.

Trimming cardstock pieces for the tags.

And after using my big shot, a whole lot of tags. Just preparing for the Pop-up market this weekend.

How is the condition of your desk this wednesday? :)

Etsy Updates

Adding on to my etsy shop this simple and elegant wedding congratulations card. Loving how simple and clean this card is.  The lettering is glittered, so its really pretty. 

Different background paper produces slightly different feel. 

Which do you prefer? Im liking both. Maybe it depends on the couple's personality yea?

I also added this cute yet elegant gold inked tags. They are the perfect size for wedding favors, bridal showers, baby showers or even party packs.

Im digging the navy and gold together. :)

Head over to my Etsy to check our more items. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fitter Lifestyle // Weight Loss journey

Hello Hello,

For those who know me personally, they seem to realise there's something different about me but just not too sure what. Question is did I loose weight? Yes I did. How much did I loose? Since April 2015 to August 2016, I've shed off 12 kgs. *Hooray!!*

It has been a slow and consistent journey, basically just reprogramming my lifestyle again. Getting fitter is not only an external revamp but it starts internally.

About 10 years ago, I was really desperate to loose weight, all for the wrong reasons. I crash diet (did the atkins diet) and workout like mad, in just 4 months I lost 19kgs.........because of its weird eating regime, I couldn't sustain that lifestyle for long. Within a few years I put back almost all the weight I lost.

Then in 2015, I knew I had to tackle this part of my life in order to have a better life when I'm older (talking bout 70s,80s,90s). I did pray and ask God to convict me of this new lifestyle and for strength for the long haul.....yes long haul, its a lifestyle change. One of my favourite speakers, Lisa Bevere inspired me to do fitness the right way, to enjoy the journey (eat right & exercise) and not obsessing about the numbers on the scale. So here I am, 15 months later, 12kgs lighter, feeling really really good. 

I'll be very honest here, there are many many many days where I don't feel like going to the gym. Seriously, like MANY days. LOL. But I made that decision to be committed from Mondays to Fridays. I try to let my body rest on the weekends, but once a while I may go for a class on Saturdays.

When starting out, I attended gym on alternate days, resting my body in between coz I didn't have the stamina to push through but after 6-8 months I increased it. I'm speaking from a dancer's perspective where my body was already used to some level of physical activity. If you have not exercised before, then maybe you would need to go even slower and listen to your body. 

Vital thing to remember : Do not compare yourself to others. 

Each of us are made very differently, our bodies adapt and burn differently so the best thing is to focus on yourself and listen to your body. I cannot begin to stress how important it is to listen to your body....if its time to take a break, take it. There are some days where I'm too tired or not feeling well or maybe having body aches, I would just rest it off....and and I have learned to not feel bad about it. That is very crucial, not feeling guilty if you decide to take the rest. So you see, having a mind set change is inevitable for our fitness journey. We want everything to be healthy....Body, Mind and soul, that way we can radiate from the inside out.

I will eventually talk about what kind of exercise I do and my food intake.

If you have been wanting to jump onto the fitness wagon but have been procrastinating , I encourage you to pray. Find a solid reason as to why you need to be healthy, build that conviction and make small changes to your lifestyle. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email or leave a comment below.

Nothing feels better after a good sweaty workout. LOL! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pop Up Market // Hin Bus Depot

Hello Friends,

My second Sunday at the pop up market, this time they provided the table cloth and I was handling the stall on my own (aaron was out of town). It was a good experience setting up, tearing down, lugging items and handling everything solo. Although having another partner or friend is much more convenient (& more exciting) , going solo forces you to mingle around with other vendors. I had a very friendly neighbour selling beaded bracelets, so all good. 

I get all excited when I see familiar faces, Tina & I used to be in the same department in my MNC days. So of coz I have to take a photo to document it. 

And and the market would not be complete without a cup of artisan latte. All in all it was a good weathered day, somewhat breezy with good visiting crowd. 

Cheers to another great Sunday at Hin Bus Depot's Pop Up Sunday Market.

Come say hello next Sunday from 11am-5.00pm. Yay!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

A few days ago I soaked in on 2 Cor 9:10-11, it was the kind of encouragement I needed.

I want to share with you this beautiful song, it has help me through some darkest moments and lifted me up to feeling all victorious again.

God I look to You (By Jenn Johnson)

God I look to You, I won't be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You, You're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom; You know just what to do

I will love You Lord my strength
I will love You Lord my shield
I will love You Lord my rock forever
All my days I will love You God

Hallelujah our God reigns 
Hallelujah our God reigns 
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


Wishing you a beautiful and fruitful weekend. Love you. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Etsy Shop update

Greetings to my lovely readers,

I am back with some Etsy shop updates, I will be selling some at the Pop Up market this Sunday at Hin Bus Depot. 

Really happy that my creative juices are flowing. 5 cards in a day, thats progress. :) I am really loving this first card, the color combo is just so sweet and calm at the same time. Thumbs up Sharon.

If you are interested to purchase some, do PM me for details.


Workspace Wednesday // Washi Tapes

Featuring my washi tape collection. I think I have enough to last me a lifetime....oh dang. 

Have you finished a roll of washi tape before? I certainly have not. LOL. I believe strongly that most crafters are hoarders too, we just like the idea of having something even when we don't need it. Bad, Bad. 

Whats on your workspace today? 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pop up Market / Craft Market

I must apologise for not blogging the whole of last week. I was really busy preparing for my first craft stall. Yes my first, so you can imagine my excitement and also some uncertainty of what to expect. So after many many years of dreaming and wishing that I'll be brave enough to participate in a craft market, that day finally came.

The timing was perfect and I had a blast. The feeling was just so right, just a strong knowing that I'm at the right place. Thank you Jesus. 

I had a really simple set up, no frills....just wanted my handmade cards to shine. As for now, the cards display is working but I would need to brainstorm for something that can hold more. Btw, I'm loving the natural lighting in this place. 

Thank you Emili for purchasing some cards. It was so good to see you and baby Kai.  Happy camper. Yay! 

If you are in Penang, do come by on Sundays to Hin Bus Depot from 11am-5pm for the pop up market. Lots of homemade food too, so come by for lunch or tea.