Three Months Later…

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Oh my, it’s been three months since I last posted!! It’s so odd to look at my blog and I could still see the post from last January!! Coming from somebody who used to blog every day or at least a few times a week, this is just a bit odd.

Truth is, I’ve lost interest in papercrafting. My PL has only two pages and I think I can count with my two hands how many cards I’ve made this year. Don’t forget the zero scrapbook page! Yesterday I heard the news that 2Peas is closing and I think sometimes, one loses interest or just want to move on to something else.

I really wanted to get rid of all my craft good a week or so ago but hubby said to not do anything drastic. I still like to make things, and lately I’ve been really into making fabric goodies, but just not as much as I used to. I honestly think I can downsize and I won’t miss what I parted with as much. There are just so many other more interesting things out there that has taken up a lot of my time and energy.

Then this blog… I think the reason why I haven’t updated it is because I feel like I have to post something crafty or the 500-600 some people who has subscribed would be disappointed. BUT, I realized that it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want. If I lose some or even all, I’d be completely fine. Just like in real life, I really don’t give a crap if I am popular or not {*SMILES*}

SO, to all you subscribers out there, this may be a good time to clean up your feed because from this day on, I am going to just write about whatever. Maybe here and there, when the mojo and motivation comes, I’ll post a craft project but as of right now, I just want to write about our day-to-day stuff, travels, my crappy sewing/fabric project, recipes, money saving tips, tech/photography tips, etc. Random!

Hopefully this is what I need to spark my writing fire inside me and if not, maybe it’s time to say goodbye to this phase of my life too…

Photo note: Valletta - Malta, April 2014

 

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Finding Places Using Google Map

There are lots of wonderful apps that Google has to offer and one of my favorite, next to Google Search, is Google Map.

I love maps. With a map you can go from one place to another. It doesn’t matter if it’s a paper or electronic map, maps get you there! Two big features of Google Map that I love is its ability to find establishments in the area I am interested in. So if I am in downtown Seattle and I need a hotel, I can type in “hotel” onto Google Map and it’ll give me a list of them. Ditto if I ask for “scrapbook store” and it’ll fill the map with choices (or so I hope).

While Google search is fabulous and I love searching for places to stay and eat on TripAdvisor, I always feel the need to use Google Map to do more digging JUST in case there’s a place I miss. Some smaller B&Bs for example do not have their business listed due to cost or maybe they don’t want a whole lot of people booking. I know the later is odd but I found a place just late last year where the host didn’t want to be too busy with new visitors. She already has a great list of regulars and even though you cannot Google Search the B&B by town/area, i.e. B&B in/near Harrypotterville, it does show on Google Map and it also shows reviews on TripAdvisor since the B&B does have a website. Clever lady!

Ok, so I am a bit OCD this way, but that’s me.

I also love to Google Walk the area that I will be passing or going to. Especially when I am traveling alone or with the girls. I feel safer this way.

I know it’s been years since I created my last video so bare with me but I do hope you find what I have here useful for your next travel or searching in general.

 

Until next time!!!

This entry was posted in Travel.

A Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple Cupcake

 

Yesterday I had a Shirley Temple cupcake in memories of one of my favorite little actress. She was so cute and talented who grew up to be a wonderful role model. May you rest in peace, Mrs. Black! xx

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day 2014

 

Just a little love post from me to you. Hope you have a wonderful wonderful day today! We’re not one to celebrate Valentine’s day by going out for a romantic dinner etc but if there’s a special day to celebrate love, kindness, giving, and anything nice, we’re there!

I cannot wait for the girls to come home. Again, we’re not having anything super special but a little extra love, yummy cupcakes from my favorite cake lady, cards and decors will make their end of the week (and start of their school break) extra lovely.

Take care and I shall share how I created the 10, maybe 15, minutes bunting with you next post! Thanks to all the gorgeousness from WPlus9, all the above were able to be created. Do check out WPlus9’s blog for all sorts of fun challenges and giveaways to celebrate their birthday. Lots of inspirations and tips this week alone!!

Happy 10-years-old!!

Emma 10th birthday

Oh my, how did this ever happen? Our big girl, Emma, is TEN today!! First double digits, which she’s been so looking forward to!

This morning we woke her up super early. Super early because dad leaves for work quite early in the morning and we wanted to surprise her together. So after scrambling looking for candles (I know I have some somewhere), we brought cupcakes, 10 tea-light candles on a tray, and presents at around 6:30 a.m. <– yes, this is super early for us who wakes up at 8 a.m. on a weekday.

But despite being woken up, she perked up quickly and blew her candles at the end of the song. Aaaah, bitter sweet. I love how she looks forward to growing up but as a mom, I just wish she grows up a little bit slower.

So here’s our googly eyes girl who’s still sweet, caring, loves gymnastics and all her good friends. My little travel, craft and foodie buddy and the best big sister Jovie could ever have. She loves to rough it with her daddy and watch hours of documentaries on Netflix.

Emma

And oh, the girl who has this “whatever” look when she thinks I’m just full of it. Love her to bits!

Happy birthday, sweet angel!

Emma Emma 10th birthday Emma 10th birthday Card made by me as usual but I can’t claim the cupcakes. Cupcakes were made by a local cake artist: Cake, Love, Crossbones by Holland.