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Birthday Blog Hop with Pretty Paper Studio: Gratitude Project

Pretty Paper Studio turned FIVE this month and we are celebrating via a Blog Hop with some of the best bloggers in town!     To celebrate Pretty Paper Studio’s birthday we were asked to make something around the theme “GRATEFUL” which I think is perfect because along with every celebration one must also always remember to give thanks. A lot of ideas flooded my mind when I opened my box of goodies from PPS – a photo binder, a scrapbook, a framed collage and a lot more. To make something with one instruction that is to “be creative” scares me A LOT, I honestly wanted to send the box back to Neelu. Then… LittleMiss C opened the box and exclaimed “Oh mommy! So many pretty things, I want to make something with you.” So we did. I am a visual person, for a project to be effective and memorable it has to be something that I (family) can use and see every day. Last Christmas, I made “Count your blessings” sticks where we get to pick a random popsicle stick and answer questions like “How …

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Giveaway: Back to School with De’Longhi Multifry

We survived the first week of back to school. Hooray! For a job well done, surviving the early morning alarm and manic school runs I am giving YOU the chance to win a De’Longhi Multifry Multicooker to help you in the kitchen. As you may have now noticed, I absolutely love our De’Longhi Multifry and have been using it to prepare this week’s lunchbox food. To learn more about De’Longhi Multifry, visit this page. For more tasty recipes you can do with your Multicooker, just click here or download recipe book on your phone, search for De’Longhi. Za’atar Pinwheels for Vierte’s first day back.   Chicken Pilaf   Roast Chicken Fresh Spring Rolls    Chicken Popcorn   Lobster Balls To WIN one De’Longhi Multifry:   Head over to our Instagram and tag 3 friends, under De’Longhi giveaway post. “Like” our facebook page, here. Share our giveaway on your social media, make sure you tag me. Leave a comment on our Facebook page, under De’Longhi giveaway post, that you have done all steps. One entry for each step …

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A week with BentGo Kids Lunchbox + Giveaway

It has been 1 month (plus) since school started and I’m still obsessing over getting the kids new lunchboxes and more bento tools for me to play around. I am happy with the existing lunchboxes that we have but found an excuse to but another one because LittleMiss started nursery and want some pastel colored boxes that is only her own. / “That is Kuya’s lunchbox, not mine.” “I want pink, purple or yellow.” I wanted the new boxes to be leak proof and lighter in weight. The search led me to several options and finally settled to BentGo Kids lunchbox. The kids have been using the box for a week now and they absolutely love it, I do too. Follow us on instagram for more school lunch ideas. Let us tell you why. Easy to open and drop proof design, the box has 2 latch that can easily be opened by my 3 yr old and it has rubber coated edges that is great for active kids who tend to always drop things when in …

Fried Tikoy Nian Gao Recipe

Tikoy / Nian Gao Recipe

Philippines has a big Chinese population and we have inherited a lot of their traditions. Binondo is the capital’s China town where you can find the famous Eng Bee Tin which sells traditional Chinese sweets like hopia, ampao rice, mooncake and tikoy. Celebrating Chinese New Year is not complete if one doesn’t get to eat tikoy (Nian Gao), coated with egg and fried. Consider yourself lucky when you receive one as a gift because it means that the person wishes you luck. In Dubai we can’t find any stores selling Nian Gao, worry not because it is easy to make.

Brownie Blues Review and Giveaway

  We spent an afternoon tasting delicious brownies at a newly opened Brownie Blues shoppe located at Jumeirah Plaza. Owner and founder, Ms. Arva Arbas started as a homebaker before finally deciding to open an online brownie gifting store. I initially thought that the shoppe also offered coffee but no, it is not a cafe. A physical store was opened to give customers the option to drop by and taste a block of delicious brownies.

New Christmas Tradition: Secret Society of Bubblers + Giveaway

  I was looking for new activities for our advent calendar when I chanced upon The Secret Society of Bubbler’s last year (didn’t get to use it then because it was delivered 2 days before Christmas). One of the best things during this season is recapturing the magic of Christmas with our children. All the forgotten traditions becomes extra special and fun again – decorating tree, sending holiday cards and singing carols. What is The Secret Society of Bubblers? is a Christmas adventure kit that encourages kid’s imagination around the concept of kindness actively encourage kids to seek out opportunities to be extra kind. strives to promote kindness to combat bullying trend. teaches kids that being good is not just “not be naughty”, instead equate good to being kind

Themed Nights at Millennium Plaza Hotel + Giveaway

    We were invited at the re-launch of Millennium Plaza Hotel’s Themed Nights in their Metro Cuisine Restaurant. Themed nights will feature array of food from Southeast Asia and Indian cuisines. Although Indian cuisine is widely available in Dubai and one of my closest friends is from Kerala – we always stick to the familiar food when dining out. My idea of Indian food is limited to papadams, buttered chicken, naan, dosa and Kerala style veggie stew.   We were spoilt with choices from appetizers to desserts – the buffet had live pakora and chaat stations. We browsed through the food choices and to my surprise no sight of buttered chicken! I asked our pleasant waiter Shajeev if there was indeed no buttered chicken in the menu and he said there was none. He suggested that I try the lamb and chicken curry instead.

Giveaway: Vaseline Cleansing Hampers

Winners of Vaseline Cleansing Hampers: Sheryl, Susan Turner, Sukaina, Sharmishta, and Hanan Excited to be hosting my 2nd giveaway that the whole family can enjoy. We have recently changed from using bar soap to body wash for LittleMan V, he developed allergy on his armpits when we use our regular bar. Since then I’ve been looking for a product that we can all use as it is more budget friendly compared to buying different brands for each member of the family. Our family have been Vaseline users for a long time – Cocoa Glow body lotion is a family favorite and ever since the LittleOnes’ were babies the petroleum jelly is always present in our baby bag.