Saturday, October 20, 2012

the Lorax // Unless

I just got the chance to watch the Lorax movie with my kids tonight. I really really love the movie.

“A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.” source imdb

What I like about it?

  • the color is amazing
  • I would really love to live in a place where the trees are pink, orange and yellow
  • sometimes we take for granted the most important thing in the world like trees
  • my 6 months old baby can’t take his eyes off the screen
  • I am not a fan of the songs in the movie but I like the last song

Booville , gingerscraps and pixelily designs


Pixelily Designs has a new kit in store this weekend, it’s called Booville. It’s cute and scary at the same time and suitable for you Halloween theme party or anything scary.

As for me, I am not in the mood for scary but I think it works well  with my photos.


Have a great and creative weekend

Friday, October 19, 2012

What’s in my shopping bag?

It looks like no matter what I feel or what I do, October is coming to an end and I am going back to work. I know all about positive thinking and be grateful of what you have but somehow I kept associating work with stress.

So one thing I can do that I know will make me feel better is online shopping, specially digital scrapbook shopping. Tonight I get online, browse through my wish lists and I bought these two kits from Scrapflower.

Storyteller October by Just Jaimee


Just the way you are by Rachel B


My plan for these two kits are to make at least 5 layouts this weekend

  • positive self talk layout
  • 7 random things layout
  • 5 things about Hanif layout
  • what I want Hanif to learn layout
  • my everyday layout

I hope by tomorrow morning I will have the inspiration to scraps and the time to just do it. ( right now Nike’s commercial keep playing in my head… Just do it )

Seven random things about my day

What a day.....some random things that have been lingering in my mind today...

# I can't open my car's door with a remote key. I don't know what is wrong with it. I hate when thay happen
# I am hungry eventhough I just ate my lunch two hours ago
# I am so nervous about going back to work that I just watch Grey's Anatomy back to back. I want to remember why I use to love my job. I want to be thankful that my job is not as stressful as those surgeons at Seatle Grace Hospital
# I miss my baby so much even though it's only 3 o'clock in the evening
# I want to do my cardio workout but I just can't bring myself to get up and just do it
# All I want to do is write in my journal about nothing and rambling about everything
# I need to do some scrapping. I am going insane without any creative outlet. I just have to do it.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Expressing milk for beginner

Going back to work after a long maternity leave can be a stressful time especially for a mother who wants to continue breastfeeding the little one.
I have been successfully continue the breastfeeding journey with my previous two kids for two years after I went back to work. At that time they were two months old when I have to go back to work. It was definitely challenging and it really takes a lot of planning and effort on my part.
So as a supporter to breastfeeding and attachment parenting , I am here to share with you a few tips I’ve learned and implemented over the years, for those who are willing to go the extra mile to make breastfeeding works, when going back to work;
Express your milk at least three weeks earlier
Expressed milk can be store at least 3 months in a freezer of two door refrigerator. So there is no harm in keeping your milk supply to be use when you start working.
This was my schedule:
I expressed at least one bottle of 4oz milk once a day.
I expressed early in the morning when my baby is still sleeping.
I do it every morning from Monday to Friday.
By the end of three weeks, I have 15 bottles in the freezer.
Always express your milk before nursing your baby
I’ve made a mistake of expressing milk after my baby nurse. You can do this if your goal is to increase your milk supply but never to store. Every time I express milk after my baby nurse I will only get about 1 or 2 oz and this will really make me anxious about milk supply. So I never do that.
I found out that if I express milk before my baby nurse, I will have one bottle full of milk and I still have enough for my baby.
Never ever think that you don’t have enough milk
Thinking positive is half the battle. When I had my first born, I always thought that I don’t have enough milk, my baby didn’t want to nurse and my baby was always hungry. All of that was true just because I believed it.
When I had my second baby, I decided I wanted to breastfeed my baby for two years and there’s no other milk in the market that is as good as my milk. True enough, when I chance my thoughts and my believe, I have enough milk for my baby.
When you are at work, express your milk
How often depends on how old is your baby. For my previous two babies I pumped at least every two to three hours for 10 minutes each just to make sure my body won’t shut down production. And when my baby is getting a little bit older, I pumped at least once every four hours.
Know the basic
When handling express milk you have to know a few basic so that you are confident to giving the next best thing to your baby. Here are a few things you must know by heart.
  • Wash your hand before handling the pumping equipment
  • Store milk in a smaller bottle (4 oz) to avoid wastage.
  • Never keep unfinished milk
  • Leave some room at the top of the bottle to allow for expansion when the milk freeze
  • Label date and time. You want to use the oldest milk you have in storage first ( first in first out concept)
  • Milk place in room temperature can last between 4 to 6 hours
  • Milk store in a refrigerator can last up to 3 to 5 days
  • Milk store in a freezer withe two doors refrigerator can last between 3 to 4 months
  • Milk store in a deep freezer can last up to 6 months
I hope these tips will help you to keep breastfeeding going even when you started going back to work.
Do you continue breastfeeding when you go back to work?
Does your office support breastfeeding mother?
Do you have any problem expressing milk at work?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

life unscripted as always

I was a little bit distracted yesterday that I missed yesterday post. I know I should have managed my time better if I know I will be out the whole day. I thought I will have ample time to blog. I will tell you later about why I was so distracted yesterday. For now I would love to share a few photos from my cell phone . I haven’t done that in a really long time. Apparently my baby has take over my cell phone for now.

All of these photos were taken with Hipstamatic app.

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what I like about this app

  • I can change the film and the lens to get different effect and look
  • I can mix and match the lens and the films
  • it’s easier to share photos to flickr and instagram

Gyspy Soul

Gyspy Soul is a new kit from Blue Flower Art. This is great to scrap about life in general.

This is my layout using the above kit


I hope this will inspire you to scraps more about little things of your everyday life.

Monday, October 15, 2012

day 282 - day 288 // what a week

I am a little bit nervous that it’s already the third week of October. That means in a week or so I will be going back to work. I have to adjust to a whole new schedule.

day 282 –I love seeing these  two brothers playing and talking. So cute.


day 283 – this is the day my son start taking his PMR exams


day 284 – at night is the only time I have left to play and taking photos of this little boy


day 285 – I just didn’t have the heart to wake him up


day 286 – he loves to play with fabric


day 287 – Hanif with his friend Zara, when she came for a visit last Saturday


day 288 –Another beautiful Sundays with my baby boy



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Blogs that I turn to when I want to be inspire

I have been feeling a little bit down and uninspired lately. Living  in a comfort zone can do that to you. As always, I usually go to other blogs for inspiration and ideas on how to live a meaningful and creative life. I crave creativity like I crave chocolates.

I’ve found so many blogs out there that really inspire me and makes me want to be better. I will share with you ten of them that made my lists.


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All of these blogs inspire me in many different ways like photography, organization, lists, life in general and art journal.

Do you have any favorite blogs you go to for inspiration?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Life Captured: September

Life Captured : September

If you are doing Project 366, Project Life or Project 52, than this kit is a must. Even though it has a back to school theme to it but you can basically make a layout about your daily life. Life Captured: September by Pixelily Designs is currently 25% off at Gingerscraps.

This is my layout using the above kit:


Have a great and creative Sunday!

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