7 Unique Ordinary Things for gift ideas

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Need some ideas for unique gifts? Wants to give someone a daily ordinary things that doesn't look ordinary? Then look what I found here:


Perfect for the men in your life, this limited edition DIY tool box contains 18 quality tools: 5pc screwdrivers, hammer, tweezers, watch block, magnifier eye loupe, 2 watch back openers, 2 link removers, and 5 tips. 
The watch components include 2 mid-size classic watch faces in cream and black, 4 colored straps in canvas, nylon and leather, extra battery and 8 slug pins. Not to mention that it has lead free plating and stainless steel back, plus Glow-in-the-dark hands feature!


Nesting tumblers with charming colorful designs, ready to entertain your guests. It’s folkloric fun with a functional twist! Include 8, 10, and 14 ounces tumblers. They’re dishwasher-safe and packed in a colorful protective gift-box.


No freaking buzz-ing alarm in the morning again. With this Early Bird alarm you will be awaken with the sounds of the nature of sweetly woodsy chirping bird songs, and a little bird icon that pulses and glows in your clock. This traditional analog alarm is easy to set and features automatic snooze too. 


Perfect for someone who likes to throw on fun parties. This unique ice cube shapers will look cool in a clear glass of water, now you can watch the Titanic sinks right in front of your eyes ;)
Include 4 ocean liners and 4 icebergs shapers, comes in individual peggable recyclable clear boxes.


This super cute sleep mask is perfect for any fun-loving lady, this is a reminiscent of Miss Holly Golightly herself! It's satin lined with elegant trim & terry backing. 


This is a great gift idea for your office mates. This set is full of vintage-inspired sticky notes!
Include set of five sticky pads: FYI, To-Do List, Remember!, Appointment, and Weekly styles.


These cookie cutter set features stealthy warriors, perfect for those mommies who loves to bake and had kids! Cut, bake, and decorate…and then watch them disappear! It's made of food-safe ABS plastic and packaged in a colorful giftbox.


Places We Go: Weekend at Snowbay

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Last Saturday me and my big family went swimming in Snowbay. They called themselves "The First Watertainment in Indonesia".

Does that make sense?
Is "watertainment" a word? hey, don't look at me, I got it from their website, that's what they called themselves in their website ;p

Snowbay from the entry area. Lucky for us it was not as crowded as usual considering it's saturday :)
Snowbay map at the entry area.

Snowbay is basically a waterpark (we call it waterboom here). it's a big place with various swimming pools and water attractions such as boat/body water slides and wave river pool where we can just float in a boat and do nothing, just enjoy the scenery while the "river" pool take it's course. The "wave" will move your boat automatically and all you have to do is relax and enjoy your floating trip. This is one of my favorite attraction on every waterbom/waterpark.


The wave river pool. This picture is not mine, it's from here.
Enjoying our time in the wave river pool. Look at the color of the water, it's turquoise!

We have quite many waterpark here in Jakarta but I've only been to two of them :
- the one at PIK (Pantai Indah Kapuk),
- and this Snowbay one at TMII (Taman Mini Indonesia Indah).

I must say that I love the river pool in PIK better because it has a longer course and there are more water squirts, tunnels, and mini waterfalls along the "river" at PIK Waterbom. But i prefer the water attractions at Snowbay compared to PIK, simply because Snowbay has TWO water attractions that (up until now) can not be found on other similar waterparks around Jakarta.

Those two awesome water attractions are the Flush Bowl and the Hurricane. And both are super awesome!

Although PIK has more water attractions compared to Snowbay but they are mostly various types of water slides at PIK, and the stairs to go to the slides are too high so it's really exhausting if we want to ride the water slide again no matter how much fun it is. Snowbay on the other hand has fewer stairs to climb to, so it's not a big problem for us if we want to ride the same slide or attraction over and over again (just like I did with the Hurricane!).

The Hurricane is the newest model of it's kind, the website says it's the most phenomenal water play in Indonesia, even in South East Asia. It's all about defying gravity. It's the most extreme water play I've ever tried! And you should try it too if you're in Jakarta :D

Although it sounds scary, we can ride it in group of 2 or 4 people, so there's no need to be scared alone haha -- Oh but I'm not scared at all! I love it! I love the high pumping adrenaline it caused, it's been a long time since my adrenaline got pumped so high ! Everybody seems scared and screaming when we're about to fall very high and very steeply into the tunnel, but I don't. I feel really excited every time we're about to fall and can't wait to feel the adrenaline rush when we're falling and jumping high and then falls again into the tunnel. Oh I can't describe it to you, it's the best feeling! :D

The Hurricane. Photo from here.
That's us! Inside the Hurricane tunnel. Such a great experience. Not for the faint hearted.

The other scary water play is the Flush Bowl. Taking the clue off it's name, this water play is about "flushing" yourself into a closed tube and end up in a bowl where it flushes you through the hole in the center and into a deep water pool below.

So you now know how it felt being flushed down the sink ;P

I didn't try this one because:
  1. it's a closed tube, and I'm claustrophobic. I'm afraid of a tight closed room or space (hence the closed tube).
  2. the pool below where you "flush" yourself into, is 2.20 m deep. Although it's totally safe because there's a safeguard who stands-by in the pool and ready to grab you every time you fall from the flush, but I'm really petite so the thought of a pool with 2.20m deep is already pretty scary in my head. >>> But everyone else tried it. And they said it was a hell of fun!
The Flush Bowl. You come out from the closed tube into that green/white bowl and then you swirl around in it (like in a washing machine) until you finally got sucked up into the hole in the center in which you'll find yourself falls into a 2.20 m pool. This picture is not mine, it's from here.

I also love the Beach Pool. The Beach Pool is where you can get a sensation of swimming in a real beach. I love Snowbay's beach pool better than any beach pool I've ever tried in other waterpark/waterbom because this one has 7 kind of ocean waves and the wave is gradually higher and higher until it reached 2 meter high, wow it sure feels like swimming in the ocean! I loooveee this pool! And the wave lasts a long time too, unlike other beach pool in other waterbom ;)

The Beach Pool. This picture is not mine, it's from here.
 
There's supposed to be a Spa pool area too where there's a warm water plunge pool and cold water plunge pool. Very interesting concept which I'm sure we couldn't find on any other waterbom, but too bad the warm water plunge pool didn't work when we were there. So all the plunge pools only has normal water temperature, and there's also a small pool with mini waterfall near our gazebo (we can rent gazebo that are scattered near the water attractions). There's also a VIP cabin if you want to rent one.
The VIP cabin overlooked the wave river pool. This picture is not mine, it's from here.

And here are the rest of the pictures:
I feel like I'm in a beach so I didn't use my sandal after washing up haha
On the left is The Giant Bucket where it pours a BIG amount of water when the bucket is full (every less than 2 minutes), and it's fun to just stand below the bucket tower where the water would pour all over us :D On the right (the blue/yellow one) is The Hurricane!
Since Snowbay is located in TMII so we can see a TMII skylift ride outside the Snowbay area.
A little lizard that  we found near our gazebo. I think he is sunbathing ;P
Me and hubs, taking turns of the sunscreen bottle ;) I used Vaseline SPF 30 on my body and for my face I used Doctor T's Super Sunscreen which I got from Sprout Baby. I think it really works because I don't have any red face like my cousin who forgot to use sunscreen on her face.
There's a candid photographer in The Hurricane that will capture everyone's pic during the ride. You can buy this pic on your way out near the Exit area. All you have to do is remember the time when you ride the Hurricane and tell the stand assistant who will help you find your photo :) The photo costs IDR 25000 each and comes with a detachable hard paper frame like above.

I enjoyed my last weekend so much. I think I should have more fun every weekend! How bout you? Did you do anything fun last weekend? Well I hope so.. :)
If you didn't, then make some plan for this weekend! ^__^

Tuesday Decor Ideas: Laundry Room

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday means decor inspiration :)
Whenever I browse home decor websites one of the room that always interest me is the laundry room.
Yes, that's right. Not the bedroom, not the dining room, not the kitchen, but the Laundry Room. I'm not sure why I'm interested in laundry room since there's no particular laundry room in our house, but maybe because I secretly wanted a cozy small laundry room when I have my own house in the future (Amen to that).

I love how these families make their laundry room so comfy, just like any other room in their house. Even though it's usually a small room but laundry room has many potentials. It can doubled as a storage room, a craft room, or maybe as a gardener's room, it depends on your needs. Decorating a small room is not easy so I always appreciate a nice looking laundry room. Here are a few examples of some nice and comfy laundry room, maybe it will be useful for your next decorating project:

Laundry room + Kitchen in a small apartment. Unknown Source
Laundry room + Gardener's sink. Country Living
Laundry Room + Craft Room. Country Living
Laundry Room + Small Storage. Country Living
my home ideas
my home ideas

Like what you see? Now don't blame me if you want to make a laundry room in your house after seeing this post ^o^
So, which one is your favorite?

Pic sources are from Country Living and My Home Ideas website except for the first pic which I don't have any notes on the source (sorry!). Links are included in the pic.

CSN Stores 2nd Giveaway ! - CLOSED

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Me and hubs will be moving to our new place in a few months from now. And trying to buy things for an empty room is quite challenging. We've been saving money a lot these past few months, and that explain my shopping ban ;)

I've also been collecting home decor photos for inspirations and been browsing many websites trying to find ideas on what I would fill my new pad with :) Well, a girl can dream, can't she?

CSN Stores is one of those stores where I browse for furnitures and decor items that would be great for my inspiration board. They cover many housing needs such as kitchen equipment, carpets, lighting, wall art and decor, home office needs, etc.. They also have baby gears, strollers, pet products, etc..
The bottom line is they have so many products to choose from which means there's an item for any budget and any style.

I was browsing for bath room decor the other day and although my future bathroom in my future apt would not be using a tub and so there's no need for a shower curtain, but I found some very interesting shower curtains on CSNstores which I would personally use if only I have a tub in my bathroom:

This gorgeous vintage style shower curtain is definitely in my number one list!
This pink and white ballerina themed shower curtain would look very pretty in a girl's bathroom.
And as for the boy's bathroom, this nautical inspired shower curtain would look very appealing and handsome.
This one would look gorgeous in a teenage girl's bathroom. Or in a girly themed bathroom. Pink and black is always chic!
And this one is perfect for a shabby chic or country style home. This would be next on my list ;)

GIVEAWAYS!
I am cooperating with CSN Stores to give one of my lucky reader a $45 Gift Certificate to be spend in CSN Stores website for any item you like :)



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Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on March 3, 2011 at 24:00 pm. 
Apologize to my International readers, this time the giveaway is open for US & CANADA ONLY !
Winner will be announced here on March 4, 2011.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog. Good luck to everyone! ^__^

I SPY: Valentine Candles

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Blog Series!
This is where I will post my choices on a certain specific item, the purpose is so that I can list my personal choices and can narrowed it down later, and I hope you could also do the same.
Example: if I want to look for cute floral plate set and by any chance you're in need of a cute floral plate set too..then I will hunt all the places online and try to find several choices that I will post here including links so that you can just look at my choices here and decide, rather than look for them yourselves because I know sometimes it's really frustrating to look for something on the internet, and sometimes you just don't have the time to do it. But come to think of it... I think this would work better if you have similar taste as me hahaha - LOL

Anyways...

I love candles!
I always love candles..

I love the scent that lingers and I love the various shapes and containers that would act as decorative items as well. One of my dream is to collect them in many different scents and shapes.
 
Well, Valentine's Day is on Monday, do you have any plans? I don't ^o^ But just incase you're planning something this Monday with your loved one, here are some valentine-approved candles to help set the ambiance especially if you decide to just have a lovely night at home alone with your significant other.

Red Flower Moroccan Rose Candle
Memo Sexy St.Tropez in Tuberose and Champagne
Dyptique tuberose


Voluspa candle in Suede Blanc  (that's rich cedar with notes of soft sueded leather to you, thank you very much)
Floris candle in Jasmine Rose
Godiva in Strawberry Rose
True Grace in Moroccan Rose
Jonathan Ward Rouge Peonies in Paris
Blush candle in a pink tin!

And if you think 9 candles are not enough, why not buy rose candles in bulk? Especially if the packaging is this cute:
English Rose scented candles in jars set! Perfect for souvenirs if you're having a Valentine's party ;)

And that are my choices for Valentine's candles! I try to choose candles with various prices so you all will get wider options. Oh and I've put the respective links on every pictures so you won't get lost (no need to thank me) ;P



Disclaimer: This is not a paid post. No advertiser fees are being paid for me, I just simply want to share the info to you ^__^
 
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