Thursday, October 31, 2013

DSD datang lagi!

I am super excited because Digital Scrapbook Day is coming this weekend! And some of the stores are already have discounted prices starting today! Wow! There are so many beautiful kits specially made for this event and it's hard to choose. 

Pixelily Design also has a grab bag that is currently on sale now, great beautiful kits at a very low price. You can grab this Kit right here.



This is a layout I made using the above kit. I love the color and it has many beautiful elements that you can play with. 

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This should get you excited and in the mood for Digital Scrapbook Day. I know I am. I am so ready to droll over beautiful kits and I might purchase some of them for my collection. Since we are going to have a long weekend due to Deepavali holiday and Muslim New Year, it's going to be a fun and scrapbook weekend for me.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

4 Simple Goals before 2014


I am excited that 4 simple goals challenge is back. I love list and I love making goals. I did play along in 2010 and in 2012 and it was so much fun. Just making the list can lift up my mood and make me look forward to accomplish them. The purpose of this challenge is to remind you to create healthy, life-enriching habits during the last two months of the year. 

"If you want, here are the "rules":
1. Choose simple goals that will make your life richer and happier on a daily basis. Choose things you may not otherwise get done but are not difficult to accomplish. 
2. Do not choose result oriented goals. Choose activity oriented goals. For example, instead of "lose 10 pounds", choose something like "eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day". Get what I'm saying? Positive actions instead of just the end result! 
3. Choose personal goals you believe will truly make your life richer just by doing them! They can be daily, weekly or one time experiences. 
4. Choose a reward for each goal as it is accomplished! It can be a small or large reward—it's up to you. 
5. Blog about your goals, each one as you achieve it and a big post when they are all finished before the new year! Be sure to leave us a link to your blog in the comments section. I'll be sure to share my experiences in a follow-up post before the new year." excerpt from A Beautiful Mess blog.

These are my 4 simple goals before 2014

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#1. Do Insanity Workout Program, follow the schedule and review my progress weekly on my blog
#2. Print one photobook of my random 2013. I have already bought a coupon code at a discounted price for a photo book, I just need to make time to assemble and design the book and send them for printing.
#3. Print at least 10 photos per week and continue adding content into my smash book
#4. Do more fun things with my daughter. We seldom have the time to enjoy each other company. My daughter really makes being a girl so much fun. I really need to spend more time with her and do more girly things together. And she will be eleven next week!

Come and join in the fun, it's only 4 goals and we still have two months to do it.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Amazingly beautiful // Yuna's 'Nocturnal' album

 
Highly anticipated full album by Yuna, is finally mine today. I have been waiting for this album to be available via itunes for more than a week. Wow! is the first word that came to mind when I started listening to the album. Amazingly beautiful and mesmerizing. I can listen to the track over and over again.
 
My favorite tracks so far are "Falling", " Mountains", " I Wanna Go" and "Rescue". Such a catchy songs and I can't stop playing them over and over again in my head.
 

 
 
Kudos to Yuna for her creativity and hard work. It's not easy to be recognize internationally and she done it with such beauty and grace. I hope one day she will win American Music Awards for her album and maybe one day put Malaysian songs on the map.
 
 

52 List // lists the things you want to be known for

It has been awhile since the last time I make my 52 lists. So today I decided to continue making this beautiful lists.

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  • a great mother
  • smart
  • a great wife
  • a loyal friend
  • a lioness who protect her marriage and family from outside threat
  • spiritually balance
  • for being a leader
  • for being a follower
  • for my creative expression that can benefit others
  • for my generosity for helping others be better
  • for loving my children unconditionally
  • honest
  • truthful
  • an inspiration to others
  • for the one who is happy no matter what
  • wise
  • kind
  • a good daughter
  • a good sister
  • for my physical fitness

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Come and join the fun. Looking forward to next week prompt.
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Monday, October 28, 2013

#currentlylist // October twenty eight

I am sad and it's very hard for me to get out from this hole. It's a state I promise myself I will not let myself into. Somehow without realizing I got pull back in.

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This is my list for today
watching: Private Practice Season 6. I can't believe that this is the last seasons of Private Practice
reading: CHIP Magazine – Malaysia edition for October 2013
listening: Zikir Terapi 2 by Hafiz Hamidun
making: a list of things I would love to do with him when all of these chaos subside
feeling: emotionally exhausted
planning: to make my life as normal as possible and feel alive again
loving: my Nike sport shoes

Come and join the fun
Curious what my lists look like last week?
Check it
here

Sunday, October 27, 2013

30 day self portrait challenge // Week 4

This challenge really help me to learn to love myself. All the things that comes with it. I really have to dig deep and make peace with all my flaws and to celebrate my strength.

day 21: Me in Black and White

Day 21: black and white 

Me on the way to work – in black and white

day 22: Me and Hazim

Day 22: me and hazim

Me and my first born. I love you forever and always

day 23: Focus on something unexpected

Day 23: focus on something unexpected

Me at work. While busy working I always have a drink with me either coffee, milk or tea.

day 24: Unique Personal Detail

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My unique personal detail that I want to focus today is my glasses. I've been wearing glasses since my days in collage. Since the day I discovered computer, my eye sight has been compromise. I just can't stop looking at the green screen and typing in codes. Those were the days when there's no screen protector and there's no internet and no windows.

day 25: Something in my hand

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my own personal assistant that I always hold in my hand is non other than iphone 5. I've been loving this gadget since the first day I hold it in my hand. This device totally change my lifestyle. I can't imagine my life without this lovely phone.

day 26: Use Prop

Day 26

Our team has to collect all three balls for a team challenge. We managed to get all three by crossing the river and find the balls. It’s such a great day for all of us.

day 27: Makeup essential

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The first makeup I’ve bought was a lipstick. Until now lipstick has been apart of my adult life. It’s the one thing I carry with me always.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

18 months


Hanif 18 months

Right now:
* his walking has improve
* he walks all the time
* he has almost full set of teeth
* he love climbing, and he will climb every chance he gets
* he already eaten grown up food
* he still bits every chance he gets especially my body
* he will reponse when I call his name
* he can understand simple instruction
* he still screams when he didn't get what he wants
* he loves music and he will sing and dance when he hear music

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Finds // October twenty fifth

Today is the last Friday of October. Next week we will welcome November. Imagine that! In less than three months 2013 will be over. So how’s your goals or resolution so far? There’s still time to accomplish them.

#1. Finding your photos when you want to be a certain project can be a hassle when you have thousands of photos to choose from. Ever since they discontinue Photoshop album, I haven’t found anything that I want to use for photo organization. I am glad to know that Photoshop Elements 11 has photo organization features that can help you organize your ever growing collections of your digital assets. I might give this a try to see if it fits with my style and I might try the tips shown in It’s Time To Scrap – Do you know where your photos are? article from the dailydigi.com

#2. I am super excited to find a few beautiful kits in the store today. So many to choose from. Document this kit by laurie ann is one of the kit I might add to my collection this week.

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#3. Dead Inside by Sissy Sparrows. I would love to make a layout out of this kit. It’s dark and touches the deepest feeling that I have been experiencing lately.

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#4. I can really make a cool layout with these ribbon shapes by Just Jaimee

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#5. I love making list and 10 things right now is a great way to document your daily life in lists. I might follow along Ali’s 10 things right now with other theme or other member of my family.
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#6. I am totally in love with ipad Air. It’s love at the first sight. Before I saw the announcement from Apple, I already set my heart on iphone 5S but when I saw ipad Air, I really want to own this first. I just hope that it will be available in Malaysia soon.

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#7. Another beautiful kit to document your everyday – Document Everything by Bella Gypsy.

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#8. It’s nice to be able to make an art journal or layout about yourself – the one behind the camera, the one telling the stories. All About Me 3 by Design be Wild looks like a good kit to start with. I love Paris, I wish one day I could come and visit.

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I hope you enjoy my little finds for this week. Have a great and beautiful weekend with the love ones!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 things right now

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I've been reading about 10 things Right now at Ali's Blog and I decided to make one of my own. It's a snapshot of my life at this moment.

 #1. I am so excited with the announcement of ipad Air by Apple last Tuesday. I might not  be in a market for a new ipad but I still want one. Thinking about it gives me goose bump.

#2. School holiday is coming soon and I really want to take a family vacation. Going somewhere fun and exciting with my kids. I love taking my kids to places where they can enjoy the culture and the people.

#3. My goal for the next few weeks is to print out as many photos as possible and make a journal or smash book about my life in random.

#4. The next few weeks is going to be super busy. Wrapping things up at work and at home. Make a list of all my unfinished business and goals for the rest of the year, so that I don't miss anything important.

#5. I would love to see myself as a victim but somehow the word victim doesn't suit me well. I am basically a happy person and being unhappy is not something I welcome with open arms.


#6. I have been looking for a point and shoot camera with wifi for more than a month. So far canon, nikon and samsung have the model I've been looking for but somehow when I hold them in my hand I did not feel any spark. 
One day I held Sony NEX5 while shopping at KLCC and it was love at the first sight. Somehow this little camera fits what I am looking for and more. I am so in love with it. And the hunt is over just like that.


#7. I am taking an online class Digi Dig Deep at Jessica Sprague. I love learning new technique making different kind of layout. I wasn't train to be a designer but somehow most of my work require designing skill and thinking outside the box. Jessica method of teaching is easy to follow and understand. I love the self paced style.

#8. I am watching Private Practice Season 5 and Season 6 back to back right now. Wow! Such an emotional roller coaster for me. Watching these episodes back back is not a good idea. I just can't stop crying especially when I watched the episode where Amelia gave birth to her son (with no frontal lobe) and she let him go to be organs donor to other babies. It's too hard to watched. It makes me feel like hugging my baby.

#9. I am enjoying having my own personal cloud at my disposal, My Book Live 3 TB. I have access to my document, photos, movies and data from my laptop, my ipad and my iphone. It's like an extension of my mobile devices.

#10. I am beginning to make peace with IOS 7. I am enjoying the new interface and the new features that IOS7 has to offer. The clean and simple design is the way to go at the moment. I am still waiting for a few of my apps to have a new look and feel to take advantage of IOS7.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I love you

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Credit: The Little things Kit  by Penny Springmann

WW: 14

happybirthday-14 happybirthday-14-2 Happy Birthday dear. May Allah bless you and be in HIS protection always. I love you with all my heart. I thank Allah every day because HE gave me you.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

14 lessons for my fourteen year old son

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Dear Hazwan,
You will be 14 tomorrow. I am so proud of you. You are growing up beautifully. You’ve learned so much and you love effortlessly. I love you with all my heart. We rarely talk about what’s going on in your life. I wish we could just chill out, talk and have fun with each other. There are so many things I wanted to teach you. But for now here are a few things I would love for you to learn and remember always.
#1)  Remember Allah always in everything that you do.
#2)  Pray 5 times a day without fail, not for me but for Allah and for you
#3)  Recite Quran daily even though you don’t understand the meaning. It’s food for your soul
#4)  Don’t give in to peer pressure. Don’t be afraid to be different.
#5) Choose your friends wisely. Good friends will not let do things that will hurt you
#6) Always tell the truth. It's easier and it's good for your health
#7) Love and respect your mother.
#8) Knowledge is the most powerful thing. Don't stop learning just because it's a school holiday
#9) Apologize . Don't be afraid to say "I'm sorry"
#10) Get in the habit of saving money.
#11) Drink milk.You are never too old for milk
#12) Be kind to your brothers and sister. They are your family even though you might think that you don’t have anything in common
#13) Do things that you love with passion and knowledge. If you are good, you might get paid for it
#14) I am always here for you. Don't be afraid to tell me anything, even though you might  think I do not understand
Happy Birthday Hazwan. I love you forever and always.

Focus T25 Gamma // Week Four Review

My last and final week doing Focus T25 Program. It was such a fun and amazing journey for me. I am glad and happy that I’ve managed to do the whole program consistently. By the end of the program I did get really ripped but I felt so much better and I can fit into my pre pregnancy clothes. I don’t really changed my diet but I try to eat a moderate amount.t25-gamma

My last and final review:

  • Speed 3.0 is definitely one tough workout. I hate doing Burpee but I still do it.

  • I still hate doing The Pyramid just because it is one tough workout. I think I only did this workout only once last week

  • I did Extreme Circuit twice last week and it was great. I love love this workout. I think for the next two weeks I might do all the workout I love from Focus T25 program
  • Overall I had such a great time doing the program. It was manageable just 25 minutes a day, and the workout is fast pace

Monday, October 21, 2013

#currentlylist // October twenty one

Monday comes again. I just have been feeling disconnected lately. I feel like I am in withdrawal. My life some how doesn’t feel the same. Somehow I feel lost in all these chaos. I wanted to find myself again, I wanted to be myself again. These pounding headaches that I have been having doesn’t help makes things better.
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This is my list for today
watching: Private Practice Season 5. Oh boy! I felt such an emotional stress. And watching this episodes back to back is not healthy for my mental health.
reading: Digital Camera Magazine – Malaysia edition for October 2013
listening: I wanna go by Yuna. I just can’t stop listening to that song. It is so addictive
making: a commitment to go to work every single day. It’s just a drag to wake up and live your life. I thought I am ok but lately I have been having these unsettling feeling that things aren’t what they seem.
feeling: emotionally exhausted
planning: to make my life as normal as possible and feel alive again
loving: SONY NEX-5 and my iphone 5
Come and join the fun
Curious what my lists look like last week?
Check it here

Sunday, October 20, 2013

30 day self portrait challenge // Week 3

I had such an amazing Week 3. October has been good so far except for a minor flu and headache I’ve been feeling lately.

day 14 Day 14: me without makeuo

I went for my monthly facial at the Garden, MidValley. After the treatment I went looking for my kids at MidValley without any makeup on.

day 15 Day 15 : upside down

Life would be interesting if we could look at it from different perspective.

day 16 Day 16: Me and Azman at KL

I took the day off today. Got to spend it with Azman. Having lunch and cursing around KL.

day 17 Day 17 day 18 Day 18: me at work day 19 Day 19: fun with color

I wasn't feeling so good today. I have a horrible headache. Everything seems so wrong today. Playing with color is the most fun thing ti do. Colors makes my life more fun and interesting

day 20 Day 20

One of my favorite thing in the world during Sunday is to catch up on my favorite TV show. I love the quiet and calm morning when everybody is still sleeping and you are just by yourself in doing your thing.

Take a peek at my Week Two progress right here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Lesson 2 is all about shape

Last month I tool an online course called Digi In Deep. It's a self paced digital scrapbook e-course which yon can take and learn at your own pace. Every course materials provided for you, so can practice and practice.

Lesson 2 is all about custom shapes. At the end of this lesson, you'll be able to:
Use a custom shape to draw a large photo mask
Load a selection to cut shapes for clipping masks
Create a popped-up shadow on a journaling card
Create letter stickers from patterned paper and a font
Create a title that flows along a curve
Load a selection based on type to create a clipping mask
Add pop to photos with the Burn tool
Create a collage of embellishments

These are my two layouts I made using the technique taught in Lesson 2. I never look at Custom shape the same again. So many creative ways to use custom shape waiting to be explore. This is definitely not the style I'm custom to. But right now I am in Learning mode and exploring my creative style. This is definitely so much fun!

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Now I am obsesses with finding custom shapes. And it's also time to start Lesson 3. Can't wait!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

24 hours Revlon Colorstay Foundation

I read so many greate reviews about 24 hours Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation. Finally last week I bought 24 hours Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in Sand Beige at Guardian, KLCC.
 

Here is my before photo without any foundation. Right here I already apply moisturiser and primer. I basically have uneven skin tone and scars. I have normal to dry skin combination.
 
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And this is the finished look after applying the foundation and a compact powder.
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My Review
  • I don't really like the packaging just because it doesn't have a pump. I tend to use more if I have to pour the product on my hand
  • It' s feels light on my skin. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing any foundation
  • The coverage is great. It covers my uneven skin tone very well
  • The foundation also looks good on camera. That's a plus for me because I love taking photos of myself on daily basis
  • It has SPF
  • This is definitely a foundation I would wear on a daily basis
  • If you are on a budget and need of a good coverage, then this foundation is for you

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WW: Sepetang bersama Hanif

Watching him is so much fun

 

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Kudos To You // Pixelily Designs

Kudos To You is a new kit from Pixelily Designs. It’s currently on sale at GottaPixel store. I just love the color in this kit. Happy, sunny and amazingly beautiful.

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This is a layout I made using the above kit.

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