Inspiration: Pool House

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Is it too early to dream about summer and the pools yet?
Well anyway, here's some pretty looking pool houses to keep us stay in shade during bikini season ;p

(photos are linked to their original source in Pinterest)

 Which one is your favorite?

 See you on my next post!

Food Diary

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I wanted to re-live the food diary posts that I had on this blog a couple years ago and I even saved several photos on my phone (mostly when we ate outside). The last time I did this kind of post was back on September 2012 (what??!! it's been so long). So without further ado, here are some of the food that me / we ate recently :

 Kenny Roger's Roasters
(love the beans!)

 Ramen and Fruit-infused Ice Tea at Little Taiwan (so-so)

 Yummy sandwich which I forgot where I bought it from

 Danish style Fish n Chips at Fish n Co. (Yum!)

Some sweet snack from Le Bridge Resto at Ancol Beach

 Super yummy Kaya Toast & White Coffee Freeze at Old Town White Coffee

 My weekly dose of Starbucks! Oh yeah.

 Good 'ol American fried chicken, curly fries, and waffle with vanilla ice cream from A&W
Junk food galore.

I actually still have several food photos left on my phone but I am too sleepy right now so I'd just end the post here and will continue posting my food diary photos later on.

I hope these food photos won't make you hungry ;p

Adios chicas!

[Review] : Candle-Lite Juicy Black Cherries Candle

Monday, February 17, 2014

One of my recent obsession is scented candles. A few years ago it was hard to find scented candles here in Jakarta, but nowadays they are getting easier to find (yay!). And that started my obsession ;)
Here is a re-published post from my other blog Two Thousand Things about one of my candle reviews. Hope you enjoy it!


I love trying to find sweet-smelling candles in the market because they are not easy to find here in my country. We don't really have much options regarding scented candles here. We don't even have a Bath & Body Works store (which I dream of getting their big candles of!). So every time I saw a scented candle with a proper packaging (and proper price ;p) I would mostly gonna buy it. 

Now I don't have that many scented-candle collection yet in my home but maybe someday I'll show you. But for now, here is one of my recent candle purchase:

Juicy Black Cherries candle from Candle-Lite. I got this from Ace Hardware where I mostly buy my candles from. This was around $3 or IDR 40,000-ish (if I'm not mistaken), and it comes in a 3.5 oz glass jar with plastic lid. The plastic lid has a small hole in it so that we can smell the candle inside.
This is the first time I tried Candle-Lite brand. I decided to try with this one because this smells good in the store. It smells like bubblegum to me, with a lot of sweet infusion from the black cherry aroma. Very sweet and a little bit uplifting, which I imagine would be nice for a family room or to accompany me working ;)

The color of the candle is gorgeous too, and this is one of the less expensive candle options in Ace Hardware ;p There are other scents from Candle-Lite that I also like at the store, so maybe I'll snatch it up later on.. Ace Hardware also has other brands such as the popular Yankee Candles which I haven't tried to burn yet because I only bought the small ones without containers, so I'm still looking for some kind of a container where I can keep it after I burn it to help the scent stays longer on the candle.

 This Candle-Lite Juicy Black Cherries is a lovely one and have a long burning time. I tried burning it for several hours each day, for two days straight, and it seems that it didn't reduced much, so this certainly has a longer burning time compared to common candles. It also burns evenly and solidifies evenly as well. So there's no deep hole under the wick (in the middle of the candle) after you burn it, unlike most common candles out there ;p

So that's what I like about Candle-Lite candles. They will keep an even shape after you burn them for hours. The scent is not that strong though, unless you burn it for hours and close the room. The scent is more like staying in the background. Overall, this candle is quite nice and I would buy it again in another scent ;)

Adios chicas!

Valentine's Day Series: Love-themed Party Ideas

Friday, February 14, 2014

It's Valentine's Day today and I know this is a late post. This post was supposed to be up two days ago but blogger scheduled post failed me (again). Oh well...

So anyway, here is some "late" inspirations for you. Incase you want to throw a valentine's lunch party on the weekend tomorrow or  maybe you have a love-themed party comin' up, here are some ideas for you. 

As usual, I round up these inspirations from Pinterest and every photo are linked to the original pinterest source (click click). Hopefully this could inspire you somehow...

Valentine Party
First of all, the invitation card:

The venue:

Snack table:

Properties for the Photo Booth:

The Food:

Cookies served on the table:
French Love Letter cookies
Raspberry Heart-shaped Cookie Pops
And of course, Chocolate covered strawberries!

Grilled Shrimp Salad
Red mooli, chard leaves, pomegranate seeds, and dill Salad.

Main Dish:
 Heart-shaped Pizza !
 Red Beet Risotto
Roasted Heart Potatoes

 Heart-shaped Ispahan
Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream Float

 Shirley Temple in milk jars
 Pink Lemonade

And of course, the Cake:
 Rosette cake!

The Goodie Bag:
 Everyone get a bag of these by random

 And what's inside it:
 Red Velvet Cake in a jar (complete with spoon)
Valentine Chocolate bars

There you go... My kind of "imaginary" Valentine late-lunch party ^o^

Also, if you haven't seen my other Valentine inspiration post for Home Decor, then CLICK HERE
For outfit ideas to wear on Valentine's date, CLICK HERE to go to my fashion & beauty blog TWO THOUSAND THINGS.

Adios Chicas!

Valentine's Day Series: Home Decor Ideas

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Here's some ideas for your home if you want to decorate it in Valentine's day theme. I would love to also decorate my place but I just recently moved in so I did not have the time to add Valentine's decoration theme. So to cheer me up I decided to put on some virtual home decor imaginary session here. 

Here are some ideas and inspirations that I would love to do myself if I have a big house to decorate with. Let's turn on the imaginary machine now, shall we?

Let's start at the Front Door :
 Pretty wreath to welcome guests

Living Room:
On the mantle
 Candles on the window sill

The Aisle:
Attention to details

The Bedroom:

Main Bedroom:
Decoration above the dresser
On top of another dresser
 Heart string lamps wrapped around the bed head
Candles on the bedside table

Guest Bedroom:
Pink bedsheets & heart buntings

The Dining Room:
Cutesy table-cloth, perfect for the occasion
Bowls on the table
Candles in jars as the centerpiece

The Powder Room:
Hanging on the bathroom window
Hang Love letters on the wall hanger
Change the toilet rolls to these not-so-ordinary toilet rolls ;)

PS: I found these inspirations on Pinterest and all the links are directly on the photo (click click). Hopefully these ideas and inspiration boards might inspire you  too ^__^

Adios Chicas!