That Red Floral Beanbag

Uh oh! This is just seducing me. Hahaha! You know I'm a total couch potato whenever I feel lazy. My idea of bliss is not shopping or sp... thumbnail 1 summary
Uh oh! This is just seducing me. Hahaha! You know I'm a total couch potato whenever I feel lazy. My idea of bliss is not shopping or spa pampering. It's sitting on a uber comfy couch, reading a book and sipping a cup of coffee.

This is just perfect for me, no? Fatboy Fatboy Beanbag Marimekko Unikko - original red




What's The Temperature?

The weather here in our place is worrying me a bit. Of course, I'm used to the extreme weather experienced in tropical countries but th... thumbnail 1 summary
The weather here in our place is worrying me a bit. Of course, I'm used to the extreme weather experienced in tropical countries but the past few years we've seeing a lot of extreme weather patterns. In the Philippines, there has been a lot of typhoons, floods and when its not rainy it gets extremely hot. And I'm quite worried about it since my mom is there.


Here in Phnom Penh, while were lucky we don't exactly experience strong typhoons, but were getting a lot of heat (too much) during summer and now were getting a lot of thunderstorms and heavy rains. And the most annoying thing is that, this past few weeks, often the day starts really sunny and hot, then midway through the day the thunderclouds start acting up.

While I'm not really sure what could be done to change things, but we could surely adapt. My husband have installed an indoor digital thermometer and now he's contemplating adding an outdoor thermometer. So right now, were searching for the Best Digital Thermometer  we could find.

We installed the indoor thermometer mainly because both me and my daughter both suffer from asthma and specially me, needs to have regulated temperature. When there is too much drop in temperature, I easily get chills and colds.



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Gorgeous Drink Dispensers

Entertaining? We usually do. And one of the main things to prepare are: drinks! So I'm pretty much obsessed with glassware. This time I... thumbnail 1 summary
Entertaining? We usually do. And one of the main things to prepare are: drinks! So I'm pretty much obsessed with glassware. This time I wanted some elegant looking drink dispensers. I already have a couple but they ain't pretty. I also have some punch bowls but I want something with a spout and it had to be pretty. Could double as a centerpiece.

And saw these gorgeous, just gorgeous glass drink dispenser with a lot of vintage vibe at PotteryBarn.

Mason Jar Drink Dispenser - made of molded glass and its so vintage-y!!! 


Glass Drink Dispenser - great for punch drinks.




Decorator's Drink Dispenser - i love love this one.





Pretty Whimsical Wallpapers

I bet you'd love this! Vintage, whimsy lovers, here's some pretty pretty wallpapers for us. All from Anthropologie . Mineral Study... thumbnail 1 summary
I bet you'd love this! Vintage, whimsy lovers, here's some pretty pretty wallpapers for us. All from Anthropologie.

Mineral Study Wallpaper:


Enchanted Forest Mural:


Owls of the British Isles Wallpaper:


Watercolor Peony Wallpaper:


Whistling Thorn Wallpaper:


C'est Magnifique Wallpaper:

Lofty Larks Wallpaper:



Vanuatu Twilight Wallpaper:






La Luna Rattan Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue

Chair La Luna by Kenneth Cobonpue is one beautiful piece of design.  The textures, the structure, it all comes together. It looks inviting,... thumbnail 1 summary
Chair La Luna by Kenneth Cobonpue is one beautiful piece of design.  The textures, the structure, it all comes together. It looks inviting, comfortable, yet very very stylish. Just the way, furnishings should be.







Via Trendir.

Design Inspirations: Elegant Bathrooms

I love looking at pretty things. I'm sure I'm not alone. I just have to browse gorgeous interiors and afterwards I'm all inspir... thumbnail 1 summary
I love looking at pretty things. I'm sure I'm not alone. I just have to browse gorgeous interiors and afterwards I'm all inspired and brimming with design ideas. 

This time I'm hankering for some beautiful and elegant bathroom designs and here's some very elegant bathrooms by various designers showcased at HGTV


This is gorgeous. A marriage between old world and contemporary elegance. I love the rich earth tones in this bathroom design.  Designer: Christopher J. Grubb



Light, neutral and airy. Very modern bathroom design. I think the light stones used is the star of this bath. Design by Christopher J. Grubb


This elicited an 'OMG! This is absolutely gorgeous!' reaction from me. Neutral colors and I specially love the cabinetry.  A dream bathroom for me. Designer: Joseph Pubillones


A hint of Asian mystique makes this bathroom design outstanding. The mosaic wall is just beautiful. 
Designer: Joseph Pubillones


Beautifully elegant, Asian-themed bath. I love the small details in this design. Designer:  Ammie Kim


Another elegant contemporary bathroom design with subtle Asian elements. I guess I'm big on East meets West when it comes to design, but you can't deny the mystique those Asian elements bring. Designer: Gregory Augustine

Did you guys get inspired? Got new ideas? Check out HGTV for more designer portfolios..


Kitchen Magic for my Kitchen

My husband and I are planning to do a major renovation. Right now we just have a bungalow, just big enough for a family of 3. But we really... thumbnail 1 summary
My husband and I are planning to do a major renovation. Right now we just have a bungalow, just big enough for a family of 3. But we really are in need of a bigger space. And I always complain endlessly about my kitchen being small and grubby.  I already told him I would be spending on a good kitchen and if its possible I can have Kitchen Magic on it, the better.



Doing a kitchen makeover is not an easy task. Since its one of the biggest expenditure in the renovation budget, then it makes sense to deliberate and do a lot of research too in deciding what you need in your kitchen re-modelling. If you do research and cost analysis by yourself, you might end up with an overblown amount or a budget that is not enough. 

Services like Kitchen Magic provides re-modelling and renovation as well as evaluation and price quotation depending on the kind and amount of re-modelling you want. I don't really have doubts that its wise to spend on a well planned and well executed renovation. I hate wasting money, so from the start go with professionals. 

On The Job Hunt

I've been freelancing for the past five years already. I'm dabbling in blogging, web and graphic design, and also internet/affiliat... thumbnail 1 summary
I've been freelancing for the past five years already. I'm dabbling in blogging, web and graphic design, and also internet/affiliate marketing. It's all satisfying and frankly the earnings is really good. And what I love is that I can dictate the hours I work. So I can set aside time for things that really matter.

But one thing I really really miss about working on a regular job is the social interaction. Sure I have friends right now, but working alone and at home sometimes hinder me from meeting new people and forming a bigger work network.



So now I'm considering getting back to work, even just part time because I still want to continue my current work and commitments. Since I'm based in Cambodia where there is a huge presence of non-governmental and non-profit organizations I wonder if I would give nonprofit careers a serious look? 

It would be one way to help the society and the place which I now call my second home and also get the job I would enjoy. Hmm. This is something I seriously need to think about.
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Closet Purse and Bag Organizers

Women, I'm sure would agree. Our purses should have its own space. Most of us have more than one purse and we need the space to keep th... thumbnail 1 summary
Women, I'm sure would agree. Our purses should have its own space. Most of us have more than one purse and we need the space to keep them properly. Bags and purses last longer if they are given proper care, and is not exposed much to moisture.

I have a closet for my bags but I'm thinking of reorganizing and using that closet for other things and so I'm looking for a hanging purse and bag organizer I could hang inside one of my closets. I checked out Amazon and these looks good:

Richards Homewares Hanging Handbag Organizer-Canvas/Natural
Purse and Bag Organizer


Master Craft Handbag Hangup Double-Sided Purse Organizer

Hanging Purse Organizer


Hanging Purse Organizer


Purse Organizer

Over The Door Hanging Purse Rack
Bag Storage Organizer

Whitmor 6044-14 White Crystal Collection Handbag File, Clear

Bag Storage Organizer



Tips for Buying Beddings

When moving to our first homes, what comes first in our shopping list and given the most attention to are furniture and appliances. Bedding... thumbnail 1 summary
When moving to our first homes, what comes first in our shopping list and given the most attention to are furniture and appliances. Beddings like bed sheets, comforters and pillow cases are generally given not much priority. 



This happened to me. And I regretted a lot of my first bedding purchases. Why? Because they are not cheap but I still ended up buying the wrong ones. So I wasted a lot of money. 

To save you the same dilemma, I'm listing some tips here on how to shop for bed sheets and beddings.

  • Right Size. This was my biggest mistake of all. I have a queen size bed and didn't really know the measurements so I ended up buying 3 double sheets. A total waste of money. So this is the first thing to know - What is the size and type of your bed. There's single, double, twin, queen, king. But not all beds are standard sizes so you're much better off measuring your bed. 
  • Fabric. This matters. Specially so if you have allergies etc. Beddings usually come in cotton, polyester, cotton-polyster blends, and also satin and silk.
  • Set a Budget. Yes, some beddings can be pricey specially those designer ones. So set your limit.
  • Thread Counts. This just determines how many horizontal and vertical threads are in each square inch of your sheets. Higher thread = softer fabric.  Thread counts below 250 tend to be not smooth.
  • Color. Some would not consider this, but I think its important to pick sheets that at least goes well with your room color scheme. A bedroom is meant for one to be relaxed and exploding colors is just difficult for one to achieve relaxation. 
  • Washing and care. This can be tedious so take this into consideration. Some sheets require dry cleaning, some ironing, some warm washing and so on. Check the product instructions for these.
Here's some nice bedding sets I picked from Amazon.



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