Saturday, November 30, 2013

My lovely November

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In blink of an eye, November is almost over. Tomorrow December will greet us, the last month of the year .

NOVEMBER FAVORITES

  • I love doing the 30 days of thankful challenge for the month of November. Taking a pause and really appreciate all the things in your life and feel bless
  • I’ve been having the iphone 5S bug ever since it was introduce late October 2013. This item is still very limited here in Malaysia. Maybe by March 2014, the demand for the phone will subside
  • This month I am loving Insanity program. It’s tough, it’s different and it really makes you soak in your own sweat.
  • Thursday Three is the next project I am going to embark, starting this month until November 2014
  • Even though Urban Decay Naked 3 eye shadow palette still not available in Malaysia, this palette is already in my favorite list this month
  • I am really enjoying my baby boy this month. He learns a lot in less than a month. Somehow I felt like I am loosing the baby in him and I am looking at a little boy with unique personality.
  • On all of the Insanity workout, I am loving Cardio Power & Resistance
  • I am loving Chicken Aglio Olio at Padi Restaurant. It is so damn good!

I hope you had an amazing November and discover many new favorites. I am looking forward to a beautiful December and spend a lot of time with the kids.

30 days of thankful 2013 Part 4

We are on the last Saturday of November and this also mark the end of 30 days of thankful project. So far I just love making a thankful list daily. It's a little reminder to me to take a pause and be thankful for all the great things in my life right now.

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Day 25: Thankful for a good night sleep
I am so glad that so far I don’t have any trouble sleeping even though I still have a baby/toddler in the house.

Day 26:Thankful for a time spend with family
I am loving the time we spend together as a family – bowling, watched movie, eating together and many more fun activities.

Day 27: Thankful for a place that I can call home
I am so thankful that I have a house which I can call a home. Even though it wasn’t big or fancy but it’s comfortable enough to fit my lifestyle.

Day 28:Thankful for undo button in an app/software
This is so helpful when you’ve make a mistake and there’s an undo button you can press to get right back to your original file or text.

Day 29:Thankful for a file system which let you cut/copy and paste file with ease
I am so loving my windows filing system which let me cut/copy and paste from one storage to the next with ease.

Day 30: Thankful for a cloud storage system
Three of four years ago people used thumb drive to move files from one computer to the next, now we use cloud storage. This technology makes our data/files available to me from any devices. I just can’t imagine my life without it.

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For more information about this project you can click here. There’s no wrong way of doing this project. I did this project almost every year and it is always fun to see what were the things you are thankful for way back when.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Finds // 29.11.2013

Love my friday and love all the beautiful things I found on line today. Enjoy!

#1. A Beautiful Mess 2.0 – I just love this new update from ABM app. So much fun to play with.

A Beautiful Mess App now on iOS and Google Play!

#2. I am totally loving this photo – Crazy Thanksgiving

Crazy Thanksgiving

#3. Love this movie – Hunger Games: Catching fire

#4. 12 things happy people do differently

#5. It’s black firday sales this weekend at my favorite store. It’s time for shopping again.

#6. I just can’t wait for Urban Decay Naked 3 palette to be available in Malaysia. Love the soft pastel color.

#7. Love this beautiful layout from stampin rachel – so creative and fun.

give thanx for those you love

#8. Take My Hand by Laurie Ann for that special man in your life kit- a Black Friday Special at the Lilypad

Take My Hand by Laurie Ann {complete kit}

Have a pleasant, creative and great weekend with your love ones! Happy shopping during the black friday sales that is happening every where especially in the digital scrapbook world.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday Three : 28.11.2013

I just love challenge and project especially when it involve "me". The idea of taking selfie weekly and write three facts about yourself is very appealing to me. Thanks to rukristin for starting it up.

"Think about it this way…If you take one picture and write down three facts each week — at the end of the year you’ll have more than 50 photos of yourself and 150 facts about what life has been like. It would make such an epic All About Me book — and most of the work is already done." excerpt from http://rukristin.com

Here’s my photo & facts for the week:
  1. I am wearing Naked 2 eye shadow by Urban Decay. Ever since I discover Sephora, I became obsess with makeup and beauty product
  2. I love doing Insanity workout program. It took me more than three months to start doing the program. Now I just can’t get enough of it.
  3. Finally I got an iMac today. Working with iMac is definitely a challenge because I have been a Window user for so long. Switching to Apple is definitely a challenge especially I always press the shift button when I thought I’m pressing the control button. I need to remind myself that in Mac control is the command button.
Follow along each week using the hashtag #thursday3 dan taged me @hanizeyecandy. I want to see your selfie and read about you.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#currentlylist // November twenty seven

I am a little bit late making my currently list this week. I had so much things on my plate lately that some of my favorite things to do got push up a bit. Now that I am almost over with making currently list for this year, I am looking forward to a next year prompt or lists to make weekly. I just love looking back at my lists and read what was on my mind back then. 
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This is my list for today
watching: Dracula season 1.
reading: starting to read Mockingjay (Hunger Games 3)
listening: Nocturnal album again. I am so obsess with this album this month.
making: a list of things to do this weekend
feeling: wonderful
planning: a trip to National Zoo soon
loving: all workout in Insanity Program. I can't wait to progress to the next level.

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Insanity // Week Two review


I have been doing Insanity for two weeks and I am so loving the result I've been feeling. I am sticking to the program schedule as much as I can with a few twist added as a backup. So far I have been mixing Focus T25 with my Insanity program just for fun and just in case I didn't have time to do Insanity at night.

My review and tips

  • By week two the moves are getting familiar and a little bit easier, so you have to push harder and faster to get the benefit from the workout

  • The thing that I love about Pure cardio is that there's no repeating moves.

  • I am begining to feel like my old self again. The athlete in me is coming out and I am loving it.

  • I can't stress this enough the important of drinking a lot of water. Drink a lot of water to keep you hydrate through out these workout.

  • Do not compete with other people. Only compete with yourself. Know your limits and push yourself when you are ready.

  • Until now I still can't do push up jack. That move is so damn hard

  • I am still in the process of making this program work for me. Nutrition wise I am still not taking any suppliment or protein shake. I just want to see how well the program works by itself with my normal diet.

  • " Eat less and Move More" is still my motto for this month



I am so looking forward to the next six days and I can't wait to see the result by th end of the month


Monday, November 25, 2013

Naked 3 coming soon

I am super excited when I saw Naked 3 eyeshadow palette going around blogsphere. Too bad that this palette is not avaiable yet in Malaysia. I hope it will be here before Christmas.


From the reviews, I can see that I am going to fall in love with the colors selections in this palette. So sweet and romantic. I can see that this will be my go to look during office hour.

For a review and a sneak peek checkout this youtube channel.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

30 days of thankful 2013 Edition Part 3

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Day 18: Thankful for my Canon SELPHY photo printer
Owning this little pink printer really force me to get my photos out of my hard disk and print them out.

Day 19: Thankful for water bottle
I am thirsty all the time. Having a bottle of water with me all the time really helps me a lot.

Day 20: Thankful for school holidays
I love school holidays. I love not having to rush to work and waking my kids up early in the morning for school. The traffic early in the morning is great too.

Day 21: Thankful that Hazim is mature enough to take care of his sister
I just love that Hazim really responsible when it comes to taking care of his sister.

Day 22: Thankful my beautiful Estima
The car is big enough and comfortable enough to fit all of us. Travelling long distance is a joy because I just can’t feel the bumpy road outside and my back doesn’t hurt so much.

Day 23: Thankful for the time we spend as a family
I am glad that this weekend I can spend it with my family, my parents and my siblings. It’s a rare opportunity I get to spend it with them because we live in a different cities.

Day 24: Thankful for a beautiful and sunny Sunday
I love spending my weekend outside, traveling and doing outdoor things. With a weather like this it makes it possible to all of the fun stuff outside.


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For more information about this project you can click here. There’s no wrong way of doing this project. I did this project almost every year and it is always fun to see what were the things you are thankful for way back when.


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Finds // November 22

November does seems to move very fast for me. I am already making plans and schedule for December 2013.
Moving on to today’s beautiful gems I found on the internet that is worth mentioning. I hope you enjoy my selection for today. Enjoy!
#1. In the Void – this totally remind me of my childhood
Into The Void
#2. Daydreamer brush by Studio Manu
Daydreamer - Stamps
#3. I just love this tutorial brush – merge all your favorite elements and turn them into brush.

#4. I am playing along with 30 days of gratitude this month. I am keeping the list simple, short and sweet. Maybe if I have the time I will make a layout or two about this project.
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#5. Scrap your Moments: Engaged by Memory Clips
Scrap Your Moments: Engaged
#6. Sunshine in My Soul by Litabells
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#7. We Give Thanks by Little Wings Butterfly and Studio Basic
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#8. Earlier on I used to be so stressed out about catching up on making lots of layouts per week and I feel so guilty if I don’t scrap with my newest kit. Now I just scrap when I felt like it and when I felt it’s fun for me. I kept most of my memory keeping thoughts, on my iphone. I use flava and dayone to keep my life little moments. Some of them will end up on my blog, some of them will end up on my scrapbook page and some of them remain there for my own viewing pleasure (not to be shared).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WW: Hanif oh Hanif

Having a toddler in the house is so much fun. A lot of things can entertained him and makes him at awe. Sometimes I wish I could see the world through the eyes of a toddler.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

That's Life // Pixelily Designs

Are you looking for a great bargain to add to your scrapbook kits collection? Get That's Life Bundle by Pixelily Designs at 60% off at Gotta Pixel or at Ginger Scraps. This is such a rich and amazing bundle to add to your collection. In this collection you will get : 1 element pack, 1 paper pack, 1 journal card pack, 1 template pack, 1 kraft paper pack and 1 torn paper pack.
 


This is a layout I made using the above kit and a template from the bundle for your inspiration

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Insanity // Week One review



I have been doing Insanity for more than a week now. I am sticking to the program schedule as much as I can. I've missed Saturday and Sunday schedule last week but I am not too worry about it because I am planning to make it up for it. So that means there's no break on Wednesday. 

My review and tips for the first week
  • I really love a program with a planned schedule. Somehow following the schedule is so much easier for me because I don't have to think about it. I just have to press play and do it.
  • Pure Cardio is definitely the toughest workout so far.
  • For the first month, this program focus more on cardio workout. My son said that cardio is the enemy workout for those who wants to gain weight. That means cardio is going to be my best friend for the next few weeks
  • The one thing I love about Insanity is that there's a 30 second break in between exercises.
  • If you are new to exercise world, I don't recommend jumping into Insanity because there's no modification for beginners. You have to know how to modify first. I recommend Focus T25 first to get the basic knowledge and the foundation
  • Know the reason why you are doing Insanity. The program is tough, your reason is the only thing that kept you going and keep you pushing
  • I still have not weigh myself but somehow I can feel that my core is tighten and I have more energy
  • I am keeping this motto with me all the time " Eat less and Move More" as a reminder
I am so looking forward to the next six days and I can't wait to see the result. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

#currentlylist // November eighteen

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This is my list for today
watching: Leverage season 2 again just for fun.
reading: still reading Slim for Life by Jillian Michaels
listening: We can’t stop by Miley Cyrus. I am so loving this song at this moment
making: still in the mood of making layouts from my DSD 2013 purchased
feeling: uncertain
planning: a few mini getaway for this month
loving: Pure Cardio and Core Cardio workout from Insanity Program

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

Sunday, November 17, 2013

30 days of thankful 2013 Edition Part 2

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Day 10: Thankful for my Sundays

It's not because of the Sunday itself but the weekend. Sometimes I do wish we still have Friday and Saturday as our weekend instead of Saturday and Sunday, just because Friday is a holy and big day for Muslim. So many things to do on Fridays.

Day 11: Thankful for the alternative road to Putrajaya from where I live

This makes my trip to the office so much faster and stress free. I am not wasting too much time on the road.

Day 12: Thankful for spagetti aglio oilio

I am thankful for spagetti in general and I am thankful for sagetti aglio oilio. I have been obsesses with spagetti this week and I ate them almost everyday.

Day 13: Thankful for the reminder app on my iphone

I am thankful for my reminder app because so far I am on track with all the things I need to do or eat. So far I have been reminded to take a nap, to takr my pills, to wakeup, to download things, to check off to dos from my lists and many more.

Day 14: Thankful my ipad retina display 

I am thankful for my ipad. I just cannot finished this blog post without giving thanks to ipad just because I am updating this blog using my ipad.

Day 15: Thankful for my husband

I am thankful for my husband who has been with me through out the years. We have been together since like forever. Life is hard enough and somehow he makes things better.

Day 16: Thankful for my friends

I am thankful for my friends for being there when I needed them the most, for listening to all my chaos and heart ache and for being my cheerleader.

Day 17: Thankful for my beautiful hometown

I just love going back to my hometown. Somehow this place makes me feel at home and clam. This is where I belong. At peace with myself and my thoughts. Somehow it is hard to be sad and depress here.

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For more information about this project you can click here. There’s no wrong way of doing this project. I did this project almost every year and it is always fun to see what were the things you are thankful for way back when.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Demam iphone lagi

As always the last two months of the year, a new model of iphone will be release. The new technology makes people go crazy.


The geek in me really really want this phone. It's now ranking at the top most wanted phone on the block. I kept telling myself that I don't need this phone. I already have iphone 5 which is still in good condition and I am still happy with the performance.
But somehow deep down inside I am still considering grabbing one of this.
3 reasons why I still think it is cool to have iphone 5s
1. Camera
A photogrpaher in me really amaze by how much the camera has improved in this model. The New iSight camera with 15 per cent larger sensor. Wider ƒ/2.2 aperture.2 True Tone flash. Burst mode and slo-mo video. The new 8-megapixel iSight camera packs in so much great technology, it’s even easier to get a great shot.
2. Touch Id
Fingerprint scanner/reader in the home button is so cool. Now you can log in to iphone with a single touch. And you can link it with your apple id. This makes shopping so much easier.




3. Gold iphone
This is definitely one of the main reason people decided to change . The gold iphone! It makes you feel like a royalty.


Maxis also has variety of plans for all your commuinication needs. Too bad at the moment the gold iphone is out of stock!


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Thursday, November 14, 2013

30 days of list // December edition

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This is totally unexpected! 30 days of list for December 2013! It’s the last month of the year and usually the day passes so damn fast and sometimes if we are not careful, we might miss it.

I decided to join in the fun again. It was so much fun making a list. I am not going to make a new notebook for this challenge. I intend to continue writing the list in my existing 30 days of list notebook for 2013.

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Today I ....

Sometimes life can gives you a lot of lemons and it's up to you how to make your own lemonade. You can be happy, decide to be happy and be happy. I love a list like this. It helps you to express yourself in this particular moment. Sometimes this little moments get lost in time.

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Today I...
  • decide to be myself
  • decide to love myself more
  • would like to wish all Muslim Happy 10th Muharram. May Allah bless us all
  • intend to eat a little bit better
  • plan to do Insantiy Cardio Power after dinner
  • did Jillain Killer Abs level 2 early in the morning
  • make "Eat less and Move More" as my motto of the month
  • suddenly missed my life when I was in the states. Life was so much fun and easier back then
  • wish I have more time in a day to spend it with my baby boy
  • daydream about a honeymoon trip to somewhere romantic and exotic
  • make a mental checklist of all unfinished projects for 2013
  • am having an amazing time being a mother to a one and a half year old boy
  • clipped my nails
  • intend to make at least one scrapbook layout

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WW: Not Done

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(credit: Bohemian Beauty Kit by Sweet Shoppe Designers)

“I am still learning. Life is hard,
fighting for your rights is
even harder. Sometimes I just
felt like giving up because
it’s so much easier. But
when I think of all the things
that we’ve accomplished as a
team I want to fight again.
Like Shaun T said, don't stop
when you are tired,
stop when you are done. 
And I am not DONE"

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Introducing Insanity

I have been going back and forth when it comes to doing Insanity Program. I know that this program is going to be insane and tough. I am just not sure if I am up for it. Earlier this month I made 4 Simple Goals before 2014 and one of the goal is to do Insanity Program. Without thinking and analyzing too much, I just start with the first workout and push play. Five days later, I am still doing Insanity and I am loving every minute of it. My plan is not to weight myself weekly because I just don't want to be discourage if my weight doesn't move down. I rather focus on how my clothes fit me and be an athlete again.

My review and tips
  • when you start with a program like this, you really have to be prepare not only physically but mentally
  • just remember, don't stop when you are tired, stop when you are done
  • drink a lot of water because you are going to need it
  • I prevent myself from doing this workout early in the morning when I am lack with energy
  • I did this workout one and a half hour after dinner
  • for the first five days the workout focus more on cardio strength and endurance. You are going to be dripping with sweat
  • your abs is going to feel the burn
  • wearing a proper shoes and attire is going to help you when doing all the moves


I am so looking forward to the next five days. I hope that I will be motivated to move forward and be the best that I can be.

Monday, November 11, 2013

#currentlylists // November eleven

In just a week so many things happened and so many things changed
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This is my list for today
watching: Haven season 4 episode 9.
reading: Slim for Life by Jillian Michaels
listening: Come Back by Yuna. I am so loving this song
making: layouts from my DSD 2013 purchased
feeling: content
planning: one week workout schedule for this month
loving: Cardio Power and Resistance workout from Insanity Program
 
 
 
Come and join the fun
Curious what my lists look like last week?
Check it here

Saturday, November 9, 2013

30 days of thankful 2013 Edition Part 1

November is all about being grateful and thankful for everyday things. “Syukur” is what we called in Islam. It’s a noble thing to do and it should be done every single day. I am loving this year and this month so far and I have a lot to be thankful for. Life has it’s ups and downs, you just have to take a pause and count your blessing. Focus more on what you have instead of what you don’t have.

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Day 01: Thankful for November

I am thankful for November because it’s the last two months of the year. Even though I don’t have fall season here, I am still looking forward to school holiday. The weather is mostly raining every evening.

Day 02: Thankful for a variety of public holiday

I am thankful for a variety of public holiday here in Malaysia. Deepavali is a public holiday here and I can have a long weekend and I can spend the time with my family

Day 03: Thankful for my relationship with my parents

I am thankful for my relationship with my parents. I love them so much. Sometimes I just wish they live near by

Day 04: Thankful for “roti canai”

I am thankful for “roti canai”. Even though the food is not so good for my weight lose plan but I just have to have it at lease once a week

Day 05: Thankful for my job

I am thankful for my job. Even though I have a love hate relationship with my job, I still have a job to complain about. I am so looking forward to make a different in the world. I just hope that I have the opportunity to do so.

Day 06: Thankful for people who hate me

I am thankful for people who hate me. They keep me on my toes and makes me want to be a better person.

Day 07: Thankful for Insanity workout

I am thankful for Insanity workout. Wow! I am dripping with a lot of sweat and I don’t sweat easily. My goal is to follow through with this program and be the athlete that I was once. I really missed those days when I can jump, run and jumping jack effortlessly.

Day 08: Thankful for my relationship with my daughter

I am thankful for my relationship with my daughter. I love her dearly and she makes being a girl so much fun. I am rediscovering my inner childhood when I am with her.

Day 09: Thankful for  Wifi

I am thankful for wifi. It makes everything so much easier and simple. I just can’t imagine how back than I can live without wifi. Now everything has wifi built in them – camera, printer, laptop, storage, iphone, ipad, mouse, keyboard, projector and many more

For more information about this project you can click here. There’s no wrong way of doing this project. I did this project almost every year and it is always fun to see what were the things you are thankful for way back when.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Eleven

Happy birthday sayang
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. It has been such an amazing 11 years. I still remembered the feeling of holding you for the first time in a delivery room. You were so tiny and cute. I felt so overwhelmed with how much I love you.


Some random things about you right now: 
* you already wear hijab on a daily basis. I am so proud of you
* you love to read
* you love to play computer games too
* your favorite TV shows are things related to comedy - Super Spontan, Raja Lawak Mega, Karot Komedia
* you are being a great sister to Hanif
* you can iron your own uniform
* I love it when you hug and kiss me
* you love Malaysian food and anything oriental
* you don't like nuts and chocolates (which I don't understand why)
* you are very thoughtful
* you love so effortlessly and unconditionally
* you do love pink
* you like to collect songs lyric
* you love to make scrapbook and smash book
* you love to collect key chains and stickers 
* you inspire me to look at the world differently

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Be Spooky and Scary and Berry In Love // Pixelily Designs

It’s time for Fall. I used to love Fall when I was living in the US. Now I can only live the season through beautiful kits created just for this special season. Pixelily Designs has a new kit in store  called Be Spooky and Scary which is also perfect for this season.
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This is my layout using the above kit
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(I just love the Vampire Diaries. The show is getting better and better and I am so hopping that Elena will end up with Damon. They are so perfect together)

Love is also part of this part of this season. Pixelily Designs also has a new kit called Berry In Love and it's currently on sale at Gingerscrap store. I just love the owl in this kit. It's too cute! I also used a Berry In Love template for this layout.

This is the layout I made using the above kit

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WW: Digi Dig Deep Lesson 3

In lesson 3 of Digi Dig Deep online course, I learned to make a layout like these. This is way too cool. I’ve never thought of using google maps as a background in a page layout.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What’s in my DSD shopping bag?

This year, I didn’t get a chance to spend more time in the forum and participate in all the fun. I went to visit my parents and in laws and the internet connection there wasn’t so good. ( I am hoping that with budget 2014, more high speed broadband will be expand in rural area).

So this time I only have time to shopped at SweetShopeDesigns store. I intend to hop from one store to another but somehow I just didn’t get the chance to do so.

So here are kits I bought at the store and I just can’t wait to extract them and play with them. So beautiful colors and designs. I just love it!

#1) Measured in Love by Sweet Shope Desingers (I got this one for free)

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#2) I gave you my heart {kit} by Studio Basic Designs

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#3) A Little Something Special by Megan Mullens

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#4) Life 101 by jady day studio and meghan mullens

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#5) Reflections by jenn barrette & ju kneipp

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#6) Globble on by heather roselli (free with purchased)

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So how was your DSD this year?
Did you enjoy it?
Did you buy a lot of kits?

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