Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bling bling organizer

If you have a girly girl like my girl, chances are you have lots of hair bands, hair clips, necklaces, bracelets and earrings stuffed into containers, drawers, bags and hanging here and there.

I had been thinking of how to keep everything organized in an easy-to-see and easily accessible manner. How do you keep all those necklaces so that you don't have to spend 10 minutes untangling the whole bunch each time you want one? What about the many many hair bands? And earrings... How do you keep the neatly in pairs?

After googling for ideas, I finally came up with this....Ta daa!!!

I dare guarrantee there's nothing like it in the shops. Finally....something that will fit ALL the stuff my daughter has.

I used an Ikea picture frame without the plastic layer (because it served no purpose and would only add extra weight to the whole thing). Looking around the house and thinking of what to use for hooks, I found an old bathroom rail. It had suction cups at both ends but they were useless as the rail kept falling off the wall (and annoying me!!) so I pulled out the end pieces and had a hollow rod with hooks. I added a few more hooks (from Ikea too) that somehow was a perfect fit, then strung a ribbon through the rod and tied it to the wooden frame.

Then I wrapped the cardboard with a pink wrapper (reuse wrapping from gifts. Did I mention I hardly throw away stuff because they come in useful later?) and tied a ribbon around it in a grid-like fashion.  It's one long piece. I didn't cut it at the back.

I twisted one of those wire thingy that's for filing papers into what you see below for dangling earrings...

For her rings, I cut a portion of an egg carton, poked 2 holes and used a pipe cleaner to secure it to the ribbon grid.

Princess is thrilled!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Gong Xi Gong Xi 2014

Chinese New Year has come and gone. This year is Isaac's first CNY and our first with 4 kids. I must say I was a bit pai seh to collect so many ang pows.

We had a most blessed time with the Tan family in Seremban for 5 days.

The children had good cousin-bonding time playing golf, badminton, ipad as well as in at the playground and in the swimming pool.

reunion dinner on CNY eve - steamboat at home

Isaac meets his kor kors.

I slept in that teeny weeny space in between no.2 and no.4
We didn't do many mall visitations except for The Curve and Sunway Pyramid. It's getting more and more difficult to get a good picture. They don't smile at the same time.

This picture was taken on 02.02.2014...
I realized it's exactly 4 years from the day God gave us the promise of Psalm 84:3 and I'm so overwhelmed with thankfulness for all that He has done for us in the past 4 years....our new home (now not so new), more children, new car (now with scratches), new job (and a most fantastic, generous boss!), Daaling's promotion and the children doing great in school (nearby!).

Hope you had a blessed Chinese New Year!