Wednesday, April 27, 2011

homemade playdough

yesterday afternoon, I finally got a chance to make some playdough for my daughter.
I had been wanting to try out a recipe for homemade one.
I googled and checked out a few sites, and tried out a non-cooking one first.
that didn't turn out so well. the salt didn't melt and it was not so smooth as it should be.
then, decided to go with a traditional playdough recipe.
basic, simple, should work!

* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup warm water
* 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon oil
* 1/4 cup salt
* food coloring
in addition to the original recipe, I added 1tbs of Alum.
it's supposed to keep the playdough fresh longer.
basically put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and mix it over medium heat until it becomes crumbly.
starts out like a cream sauce.
starts forming some lumps.
don't worry even if the mixture is uneven, and keep mixing.
in the recipe, it's said to heat and mix it it becomes a 'ball', 
but I think it doesn't really become like a ball at all.
it's more crumbly/lumpy.
take it out of the pan, and knead it till smooth.
taddaaa :)

my daughter was really digging it.
and she was playing with it for over an hour.

next time, I will try something different and weired, like jello playdough or peanut butter playdough.
has anyone tried them?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

trench + stripes

Alexa Chung at London Fashion Week"St. James Sailor Shirt, Trench Jacket, Printed Pants, Aviator Sunglasses, Spring Style, Spring Trends"
love the trench & stripes combo!
i know it"s kinda monotone and would be nice to add some accent color(s).
maybe, by wearing a vivid pair of pans, or bright red lipstick & nails??
12, 34 & 5

Sunday, April 24, 2011


last weekend, we said goodbye to our urban farm house,
and moved into out new place.
it went pretty well and relatively quickly. 
and we're already settled in,
well, sort of, with some stuff still in the boxes. 
the cats in the painting above are owner's cats.
but, our cats seem to be back inside with us,
considering they had been outside cats for the past several months.
we're loving to have a space for just three of us + our two kitties :)

just a little update on my end.
hope everyone had a nice easter weekend!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

yesterday at the park

yesterday at the park

this 4yr old girl I saw at the park yesterday inspired me to wear a bright nail polish and dress nicer.
this is basically what she was wearing.
kids nowadays are oh so stylish! 

today & tomorrow is our big moving days!!
the entire place is one huge mess and stuff are scattered all around... UGH!

hope you all will have a happy weekend :)!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Colenimo AW1011Colenimo AW1011
Colenimo AW1011

Honey Kennedy reminded me of posting about Clenimo.
aka Aya Nakagawa, a London based Japanese designer.
love how simple, yet sophisticated and elegant her designs are!
and you gotta love those hats, of course!!

coral spring

Summer Look from Chanel

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Essie Coral Reef 024 - 0.5oz
12, 3456

spring is here.
you can tell by the moody weather.
to even light up more of your spring days,
how about coral lips & finger tips?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

it's ridiculous how many goat pic I take...

more baby goats on the urban farm!
a little over a week ago, Cici had her babies.
she likes to do it all by herself without anyone noticing her going in the labor.
Zlateh had her babies last Friday.
I got to see a goat birth second time,
and this time my daughter got to see it as well!
she got a bit scared since Zlateh was a bit loud pushing the third, breech baby out,
but I told her she was just pushing really hard for the baby to come out.
now she tells us the story all the time.
"Zlateh was pushing baby, bumbum!"


can you find all 5 babies?

although this place has been really great for us (especially for the little one),
we've decided to move into a different place.
just so we could have more our own time and space.
we are going to be moving in a couple weeks.
packing/moving time is back!!