Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Little Basket of Handmade Goodness

The other day, I needed a cool wrapping paper fast. I had some scrap kraft paper left from fillers so I pattern-stamped it with different stamps.

My dad's birthday gift. It was also the day I lost my iPhone4S :(
The popular vintage style Good Morning towel, zhnged!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

20 Pillow Talk Questions For You And Your Child

Daniel and I have our regular pillow talk before bed, and it is a great, if not perfect, way to bond. Sometimes, I'd run out of topics, then I found this link. How inspiring!

1. What do you like to dream about?
2. What is your best memory this school year?
3. Who is your hero? Why?
4. How would you describe your family?
5. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
6. What are you most proud of yourself for?
7. Who is the kindest person you know? Why?
8. What do you like most about your best friend?
9. What is one thing you would like to learn to do well?
10.If you were an animal what one would you be and why?
11.When is the last time someome hurt your feelings? How did you react?
12.Do you know someone who is going though a hard time? How can you help them?
13.What is the scariest thing that happened this year?
14.If you could keep only one thing, out of everything you have, what would it be?
15.Who do you think is really successful? Why?
16.What’s the best thing about your teacher this year?
17.When do you feel misunderstood by grown-ups?
18.What three words best describe you?
19.What’s something that makes you angry?
20.What’s the best compliment you ever received?

I think he may be too young for some of the questions, so I'll keep them for another few years.

Letters To My Boys: A Beautiful Advice

To do anything well, you must first care. Passionately. And be enthusiastic. Be hungry. Stay hungry. Be proactive. Do more than your job description. In fact, create your own job. Understand that receiving criticism is the quickest way to improve. And that sometimes being fired, or not getting what you want, is absolutely the best thing that could happen. Be a team player. Give credit where credit is due; ‘we’ is always stronger than ‘I’. But if something goes wrong, take responsibility, stand up and be counted. Love your life outside work – it’s the only way to stay sane, and that’s more important the higher up you go. Know your physical limits, but never stop dreaming. Never mock another person’s dreams. Don’t be a quitter. If you believe you can do something, you’ve already done the hard part. Be curious. Stay curious. Rules are overrated but respect is everything. Play for win/win scenarios. Don’t ask permission to succeed, just get on with it. If something hasn’t been done before, it doesn’t mean it’s not possible. In short, dream, believe, do! But be prepared to work bloody hard, over and above expectations. Never cheat. Don’t gossip. Have a moral code. Enjoy the ride. The aim is to screech to a halt when you finally get to those pearly gates and say wow, what a blast! Not oops, I forgot something.

Taken from here.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Top 10 Things You Tend To Say To Your Young Children

1. DON'T do that.
2. DON'T play with that.
3. WHY did you do that to your brother/sister?
4. STOP jumping!
5. DON'T run here.
7. Can you STOP that.
8. DO your homework NOW.
9. Why are you angry? / Why are you crying?
10. SLEEP NOW!!!

Of course, I do say other loving things too, and I tell them bedtime stories, but when you have rowdy boys, you are never far off from the list above.

Oh, another one, GIVE ME BACK MY PHONE.