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DIY Christmas Trees

Ah! Christmas is coming and we’re finally getting into the joyous occasion.┬áIt wasn’t until a month ago when it dawned on me that I don’t have any Christmas decoration in … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

How we survived with no TV in our house

The usual refrain goes like this from concerned, well-meaning friends. “How did you survive without a television set at home?” “How do you entertain your kids and keep them quiet?” … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Designs and Life Lessons

Late bloomers like us just caught up on UK’s famous house-building series, Grand Designs. It’s a series that’s been running for the last decade and now into its fourteenth season. … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Create Feature Wall with Grass

If you enjoy nature and just can’t get enough of it, why not bring it into your home? That’s what we did! Even if you’re not living in lush, green, tropics, you can still have your greens by using synthetic grass on walls. Here’s how we trial-and-error our way to hanging bales of greens onto our primary feature walls.

August 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Counting our Blessings

Who would have thought we will one day be home owners again? Having been nomads for the last decade (we moved eight times in 10 years!), and spent another 22 … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lights for a tight pocket

Getting the right lighting with the right price in Singapore is quite an adventure. We spent countless weekends trawling the streets of Balestier, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Peya Lebar, Macpherson only … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Fan of the Artemis – Part 2

Am happy to report that we’ve finally got our Artemis fan on our hands – hand-carried from Hong Kong to Singapore! Here’re some pix to entice you. This new lover … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

A fan of the Artemis

When things are so expensive in Singapore, what else can we do? Ans: Look outside Singapore, and I don’t just mean Malaysia. We were shopping for a ceiling fan for … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 13 Comments

Another Online Purchase – Taps You’ll Drool Over

If I tell you I bought this vintage looking oil-rubbed bronze bathroom faucet for US$40 (SGD50) including shipment, you’ll probably not believe me. The hardware shops in Balestier and Geylang … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 16 Comments

It’s official now

Finally, after killing off quite some trees at the banker’s and lawyer’s offices, we’re now officially owners of a 1550 sq ft, 14-year old condo unit somewhere out there in … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment
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