Friday, November 30, 2012

Giveaway: Zinio Magazine Subscription


I'm so excited! Zinio, the world's largest digital new stand & bookstore contacted me earlier this week to help them spread the word about their big "Give A Little, Get A Lot" Sweepstakes where you stand a chance to win an iPad mini plus everyone (US residents only though) who enters will get $5 in Zinio Bucks, which can be used to buy any of their 5500+ magazines! Click on over to & fill in the required fields (with or without logging into Facebook) for the iPad giveaway, then you’ll be taken to a new page with your coupon code. Use it to buy a digital subscription to Martha Stewart Living, Frankie (my fave!), National Geographic, Oprah, Vogue, Nylon, Hello or any other magazine from Zinio's huge array of titles helpfully grouped by category. Buy it for yourself! Buy it for someone for Christmas! Buy it for someone just because they're awesome! Seriously, go nuts!

For you non-US residents, don't be bummed. Zinio was kind enough to offer 10 lucky readers of this blog a FREE magazine subscription of your choice! How to enter? Just leave me a comment below. Yup, it's as simple as that. And you can tell me anything! Like how much you love Zinio, if you like my blog or anything you can think of, then don't forget to leave your email address & the title of the magazine you want to subscribe to (don't you dare change your mind later because I need to submit the titles to Zinio myself). I’ll let pick the winners for me on Monday (3 Dec 2012) at 5pm & will email the lucky winners individually. Hurry hurry, dreamers!

:::THIS IS A SPONSORED POST::: I'm keeping two out of 10 magazine subscriptions for myself, so there are still 8 subscriptions up for grabs.
UPDATE! The giveaway is now closed! Thanks for participating folks. I will be emailing Zinio the list names & email address of those of you who won & you should hear from them in 3 - 5 days. Check your inboxes soon!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Home Sweet Home: Sandy

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Lookie at the shabby-chic home of
 Sandy from Paint Me White! The house it is a charming mix of vintage & a definite feminine touch. I really wish I could get away with this sort of decor in my own home but I don't think my husband, who's a man's man through & through, would appreciate it. Maybe I can get away with a small corner in our shared study room? Hehe.

79ideas the home of the blogger 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DIY: Holiday Mobile

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Wow, it's been awhile since I shared a DIY craft project huh? This is one I found over at the Freepeople blog & thought you folks might like it as it's something that can be easily adapted for any season. 

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Masak Masak: Soba Noodles

Since becoming a Missus, especially one that works from home, I find that I like welcoming my husband from a hard day at the office with a meal I whipped up myself. I know that sounds like such a cliche & a 50's throwback but I swear there's nothing more satisfying than seeing my husband eat something I made (as long as it's edible, he'll eat it all up). That being said, sometimes I find juggling domesticity & a small business pretty tiring so I tend to stick to really simple, no fuss recipes like fried rice which allows me to make use of whatever ingredients I have laying around in the fridge. However, one can only eat so many plates of fried rice till one gets sick of it so I'm always searching recipes online & when I found this Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce, I knew I hit the jackpot. I would serve it with some steamed chicken as my man likes his meat, but I know this is definitely something he'll love & is a lot healthier than a packet of Maggi & fish balls. To follow my cooking escapades check me out on Instagram under the hashtag #murnimasak or Twitter

Recipe via SImply Reem.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Peter Callesen

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Paper cut art on plain ol' A4 sheets of paper by Peter Callesen. This is paper cutting taken to the next level & it's flippin' amazing! Make sure you check out the link for more crazy awesome samples of Mr Callesen's work. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

DIY: Tiny Fairy Door

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Do you sometimes get a feeling like little fairies might be living in your house? Stashing wonderful little surprises for you to find later like a 50 Ringgit bill in an old pair of jeans? That recently happened to me & when I saw this post over on Design Sponge, I put two & two together. Thank you little fairy. I'm off to build a tiny door to make the fairy feel more welcome. 

P/S: This DIY project would be so cute in a little girl's room. Those tiny milk bottles & letter makes me want to go, "sqeeeee!"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Even though Astro keeps playing this song by Lena during commercials, I'm not bored of it. Yet. The video is mesmerising like a dream so that might be why I'm smitten.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Festival Of Lights

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Happy Deepavali, dreamers. A festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil is just awesome in my books. Found a great post here with some info about Deepavali, plus it's where I got this fabulous picture of traditional oil lamps. If you're celebrating, eat an extra muruku for me k?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I Feel It All

I love this song by Feist & the video is pretty nifty too, especially if you love fireworks.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Best Is Yet To Come

I've always believed every difficulty is followed by happiness. So if something has got you down in the dumps, don't worry… Something good is just around the corner, waiting for you. 

Photograph by Alicia Bock, via Design Is Mine

Monday, November 5, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Team Etsy Malaysia's Market!

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Come one, come all! On the 15th of December, Team Etsy Malaysia is hosting a Handmade Love Market at Hello Deer, just in time for some Christmas shopping. Here are the list of Etsy sellers all offering unique, handmade goodies…

Mimpi Murni - succulent arrangements (& something new I'm working on with a buddy!)
I Heart Badges - button badges
Notbook Notbuk - notebooks & journals
Sew Fabby - gadget sleeves, bags & baby stuff
Bisou Bonbon & Bisou Rose - bath & body products
F64 - prints, films, cameras & darkroom services
Nukilan - stationery, tiles & mugs
Beadcraftz - jewellery, soaps & more
Guiirin - tags, postcards & accessories
totoro2008 - sewn pouches, dolls & bags
Mettaville - journals, magnets & jewelry
MaykeMe - ceramic figurines
Nottypooch - recycled banner gadget sleeves, marshmallows & baked goods
Snazzy & Such - pouches, bags & kids clothing
Okinokiyo - sun hats
Love And Craft - supplies, accessories & bags
KatrinaGumal & EmiKaz - jewelry
The Lollipop House - jewelry & bags
huhubag - bags

Remember now, it's on Saturday, the 15th of December from 11am - 7pm so don't miss out! There will be a lucky draw as well with over a dozen prizes to be given away, so watch this space.

P/S: If you make cool things & you're an Etsy seller (or would like to be), come be part of Team Etsy Malaysia. Here's how:

Check out the following links for more info on the market:
EtsyMalaysia Site
EtsyMalaysia Facebook
EtsyMalaysia Twitter

Hello, November

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A day late to welcome the new month but hello all the same. My, how fast the year seems to zoom by. Before you know it, we're ringing in a new year! Well, here's a lovely desktop calendar to help you keep track of the finals days of the year, thanks to the talented Oana Befort who I've been following on Instagram. Her work & photography is so inspiring to me & I always look forward to her updates. Have a great weekend ahead, dreamers.