This Asian inspired home of Carol Dey designed by Peter Wilds, is simply beautiful. Carol Dey, is a world traveller and has some great collections from all her travels.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Just found a really eclectic Asian theme home interior =) Finding an amazing home interior is like finding heaven for me. I really really love seeing those amazing interior. This time it's a pastel Asian inspired home that I found via Puredeco. This is what the web has to say about the house:
(images via purodeco.com)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I found this very inspiring video called "Small Pleasures: See Life from different perspectives". I always believe that we have to always see things from different perspective. Believe that there are always two sides of a story. It's like two people spending the same exact day differently. One can have a happy day and on the other hand the other people can experience a bad day. That is how we need to see life we're living. I guess if we're able to see life in different perspectives, we'll be able to have more respect to other people's life. So, here's the video below. Hope you'll love it.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Be positive. The statement has always been my favorite mantra for myself in anything goes wrong. We always have to be positive especially in a bad situation. There's always light in the end of the tunnel. I found an article of tips to think more positively. I know that I have posted many times about positivity. But this one is worth to be noted. The article is written by Paul Sloane via Lifehack. You can read the complete one here.
11 Tips to Help You Think More Positively
You can choose to have depressing, negative thoughts or inspirational, positive thoughts; your attitude determines your mindset, which in turn determines your behaviours and the outcomes in your life. Many studies show that you will achieve more, feel happier and live longer if you chose the positive option. Here are some tips to boost your positive thinking.
1. Believe in Yourself
Successful people start with a deep inner self-belief. It has been shown that self-belief is more important than intelligence, education or connections in terms of life-long achievement.
2. Set Clear Goals
If you have no destination then your journey is haphazard. If you write down ambitious but achievable goals, then you are already on the road to accomplishing them.
3. Form a Mental Picture of Your Success
Imagine yourself achieving your goals. Savour the experience of your book being published, of making the sale, of giving the speech to rapturous applause, of winning the race, of living your dream.
4. Take Ownership and Responsibility for Your Life
Don’t be a victim. Don’t blame others or circumstances. You are the captain of the boat and you decide where it goes and what happens.
5. Talk to Yourself
Become your own motivator by telling yourself positive things.
6. Eliminate the Negative
Use positive self-talk to overcome the doubts and negative thoughts that creep into your mind.
7. Associate with Positive People
Among your friends, relatives, and associates there are probably some upbeat, positive, optimistic, dynamic people and some downbeat, negative, pessimistic or cynical people.
8. Count Your Blessings
Draw up an assets and liabilities sheet for yourself.
9. Find the Silver Lining
Learn to look for the opportunities in every situation that comes along.
10. Relax and Enjoy Life More
Lighten up a little. If you can laugh at things then you can cope with them more easily. Don’t try to do everything at once. Don’t become overburdened with work.
11. Fake It.
If all else fails then fake it. If you are really worried, nervous, or doubtful, then pretend that you are confident and self-assured. Stride to the lectern, smile at the audience and act as though you are positive, professional and successful. Acting the role helps you develop the attitudes and behaviours that go with the part.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I can't help but posting this writing written by the oh-so-famous Brad Pitt. He's handsome (of course), he has played in lots of brilliant movies, he loves kid and this just came into my list about Brad Pitt, he loves his wife so much! As a wife, now I know that all a wife needs is a caring husband who can always be by his wife's side, for better or worse. I can't say much more, I will let you read the story that Brad Pitt had about his wife, Angelina Jolie. You will feel that the love that you receive will exactly tells you who you are.
Brad Pitt about His Wife
A Secret of Love
And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.
If you love her to the point of madness, she will become it.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
It's time for a quick but delicious recipe. Wednesday has always been a new-recipe day for me =) This time, I'd like to post a recipe of parfait. Parfait always looks pretty, whether it's in a glass or a jar. Always look lovely. Commonly parfait is a layered frozen dessert. It's always a perfect dessert for an intimate party. This time it's a recipe of blueberry pie yogurt parfaits by Mix and Stir. It's so easy but I think I'm gonna try change the blueberry to strawberry. Enjoy!
Blueberry Pie Yogurt Parfaits
- Fat free Greek Yogurt - 2 cups divided in half
- Frozen Blueberries - 12 ounces ( 1 and 1/2 cups)
- Fresh Blueberries - a handful
- Honey or Maple syrup - to taste
- Honey Graham Crackers - 4 sheets
- Make Blueberry Sauce : Take the frozen blueberries in a saucepan and add 2 to 3 tbsp of water heat it up over medium to high heat. Once the berries start to sizzle, reduce the heat to medium, stir it and let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes more until they create a sauce, in between stir it occasionally. When sauce is ready, let it cool down and keep it in the refrigerator.
- Take the Graham Cracker in a food processor or a blender, pulse it until you get a fine crumb.
- Take half of the yogurt, add honey or maple syrup and check the sweetness. Take the other half of the yogurt add few tbsp of blueberry sauce, mix it nicely until get a nice color.
- Assemble : Take a tall clear glass, layer the sauce, two types of yogurt and graham cracker crumbs. Sprinkle some fresh blueberries on the top. Blueberry Yogurt Pie Parfaits are ready! Serve cold or frozen
(image and recipe by mixandstir)
Monday, June 17, 2013
It's my birthday today. Last Friday was my husband's birthday. June 2nd was our wedding anniversary. June really is the month of celebration for me and my little family. So, today I'm officially 32 years old. Is that old or we can still consider it young age? Haha..everyone can say whatever they want to say regarding age but I do believe that age is not only a matter of number but it's more into your heart and soul. When you feel young, no matter how old you are..you can always feel the youth in you. As for now, I'm just going to enjoy my number 32 =) Happy Birthday to me.
“The year you were born marks only your entry into the world.
Other years where you prove your worth, they are the ones worth celebrating. ”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible
(image via favim)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
I just finished tidying up my closet. And I feel so good now. About twice a month I always clean up my closet. Checking those clothes that I will no longer use and making the closet looks neat. Making things neat have always been my passion. My husband sometimes find it weird that I have to always organize stuff based on colors, size and so on. He finds it very funny, but I love doing it =) So, I found an article that it is good if we can omit the things we don't need in our life, even omitting the words we don't have to say can do good for us. I do believe that, sometimes we said those words we don't need to say that can lead to misinterpretations. The title of the article is "The Minimalist Principle: Omit Needless Things". I found it on Zen Habits. Below is the list we can do to minimize those aspects in life that we often do.
- Possessions: Look around you, at work and home. Is everything you own important? Can you get rid of things, and keep only the things that really matter? Edit vigorously, until you’ve whittled it down to the minimum for the life you want to lead. Read: A Guide to Creating a Minimalist Home.
- Buying: It’s a waste of time to reduce your possessions if you just buy a bunch more. What’s important is being content with life, not stuff, and thereby reducing your needs. If you don’t use buying to fulfill your needs, you’ll only really buy what you need. Or maybe you’ll be able to go without money.
- Eating: How much do you really need to eat? Do you need the big plate of chili cheese fries? The fully loaded nachos? All those slices of cakes? All those cream-filled sugary coffees? Often the answer is no. Omit needless food, and make everything you eat count — by making your food nutrient-dense, fiber-dense, healthy and filling.
- Doing: Do less. Make everything you do count. Look at your to-do list and see what’s really important. In fact, examine your work life in general and see whether you’re really making every day count. Omit needless activity.
- Goals: Do we really need 101 goals? Can we do with just a few, or even one? By focusing on less, you can really pour yourself into it.
- What you produce: If you produce something, whether it’s writing or music or software or clothing, see if you can simplify and keep it more focused. If you create a website, can you give it one single purpose, with one call to action? Can you do that with your writing or music? Figure out what that purpose is, and edit ruthlessly so that everything that remains counts.
- The rest of life: In anything you do, see if you can apply these principles. There’s no need to get obsessive about it, of course, but it’s always useful to examine what we do, how we do it, and whether we really need to do it.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Often I hear people saying "namaste". Those who do yoga surely often hear this word. I don't really know the meaning of the word but I do know that the meaning must be something good. Why? Because the word is often used to greet other people. Here's what wikipedia has to say about the word:
Namaste (nah-məs-tay; Hindi: [nəməsteː], formal: Namaskar/Namaskaram) is a common spoken valediction or salutation originating from the Hindus and Buddhists in the Indian Subcontinent and also in Japan. It is acustomary greeting when individuals meet, and a valediction upon their parting. A non-contact form of salutation is traditionally preferred in India and Nepal; Namaste is the most common form of such a salutation.
Namaste is derived from Sanskrit and is a combination of two words, "Namaḥ" and "te." Namaḥ means 'bow,' 'obeisance,' 'reverential salutation' or 'adoration' and te means 'to you' (dative case of 'you'). Therefore, Namaste literally means "salutations to you.
And below is the image I found when I was browsing about the image of the word "namaste". Turns out that the meaning is very nice. No wonder people use it to greet other people. Maybe from now on I will greet you with the really beautiful word "namaste" =)
(image via weheartit)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets you to where you wanna be the whole day. Rich nutrition breakfast can get you through the day, that's what most people say. I used to drink only coffee in the morning but since I have a baby now, breakfast is a must =) Here's a simple breakfast recipe by Marta from What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today. It's a recipe of Bread Crust With Herbs. Enjoy..
Bread Crust With Herbs
Monday, June 10, 2013
Being in a silent room for a while can sometimes boost my mood. Seriously. I enjoy being in a silent room for like an hour or so. Just listen to the clock ticking on the wall. Just like what I am doing now. I can only listen to the clock ticking and my computer keyboard that I'm typing now. It feels good to clear your mind from those unnecessary sound. It feels like a refreshing thing when you can finally be alone for a while and sit in silence. Feels so good. Maybe you should try it...for those who haven't tried it. Just like what I have always said about a new week. If you have a great Monday, most probably you'll have good days for the rest of the week. Have a great Monday =)
“I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it.
It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”
Chaim Potok, The Chosen
(image via favim)
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
My heart just got struck into this oh-so-beautiful home decor I found on Style At Home. I would describe the home as chic and lively. The decor is all so bright with a touch of pastel colors but somehow we can still feel the warmth of the house. Perfect!
(all images via styleathome.com)
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
You know what's best on a sunny day? An iced tea =) Perfect companion, isn't it? The last few days the weather here were crazy. By crazy I mean that we can't really predict the weather, few hours in the morning can be gloomy like it's gonna rain so hard but then few hours later it's all sunny day outside. That's why often I always prepare a homemade iced tea (or an instant one if I feel a bit lazy) at home. This is one of the recipe that you can also follow to complete your sunny day. It's a homemade peach iced tea by No.2 Pencil.
Peach Iced Tea Recipe
Author: Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil
Recipe type: Drink
- 12 regular sized tea bags
- Fresh, filtered water
- 1 cup of sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 11.5 oz can of peach nectar – found in juice aisle
- 1 lemon
- 4 fresh peaches
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat and add tea bags.
- Let tea steep for about 10 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and add sugar to hot water, stir until dissolved.
- Add baking soda and peach nectar and stir.
- Pour tea mixture into large pitcher and stir in 10 cups of ice water.
- Stir in 1-2 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Add sliced, fresh peaches and serve over ice.
- Makes one gallon of peach iced tea.
(recipe and image by No.2 Pencil)
Monday, June 3, 2013
It's Monday and out of nowhere I was bumped into this video from SoulPancake with the title of "Take A Seat - Make A Friend". Such a mood booster video. It's about making a new friend with a stranger you meet in a ball pit somewhere that has be put in the street. Such an amazing video. Simple, full of love and real. You'll see that there's always a good side of each one of us when we speak truly from our hearts. So here's the video below.
Take A Seat - Make A Friend