Hello everyone! Just a quick post on Sarah’s first birthday party last weekend. Thanks to all the family members who celebrated this special occasion with us and for all your generous gifts. Bernard and I will always remember this day fondly :).
To our little Princess – Dad and Mum love you very much and we wish you the very best! We will pray for you earnestly, that you will receive God’s blessing in every aspect of your life, be it health, wisdom, compassion, beauty or good fortune.
Happy Birthday, Sarah!
Details of The Party
Location – The Chevrons
Food – Paris Baguette
Birthday Cake – The Cake Shop
Tulle Backdrop – Props And Craft
Balloon Decoration – Zoey’s Handiwork
Baby’s Dress – Crochet Baby Singapore
I learnt about the cake smash trend sometime ago and thought it is so cute! Without a doubt, I knew that I will have to do it for Sarah’s first birthday! My husband and I decided to hold the cake smash session during a staycation at the lovely Amara Sanctuary a month before Sarah’s birthday. We figured that we want to have the photographs displayed at her first birthday party so we thought it is a good idea to have the photoshoot done earlier.
To our surprise, Sarah was not as “destructive” as we thought she would be. I expected she would dig her little hands into the cake without hesitation! However, she turned out to be rather “cautious”, choosing to pull out the strawberries one by one, before actually tasting a little cream from the cake.
The cute pictures captured will be treasured by us always! Apart from the cake smash pictures, we have also taken some shots of Sarah in her customized crochet and tulle dress amidst the beautiful backdrops of Amara Sanctuary Resort.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I did. See you later!
Hello everyone! Christmas is just around the corner and I hope you have already found the time to do some serious gift shopping for your loved ones. This is my favorite time of the year as I can find the excuse to get a gift for myself as well, perhaps something which I may not usually splurge on.
While I have not really thought of what to get for myself this year, I have been exploring the idea of customizing a pair of platform pumps. This thought came to me after I realized that customizing shoes does not have to be very expensive or difficult, if you can find a reliable retailer. FSJ is a great example of an online shoes retailer which can provide shoes customization at fantastic prices (US$90 is the average price for making a pair of shoes!).
Apart from shoes customization, I am impressed by the wide selection of designs available on FSJ. There is something for every lady, be it flats, platform pumps, boots, mules, sandals, heels or sling backs. In fact, there are over 2000 designs to choose from so you can be sure to be spoilt for choice! Some of my favorites will be FSJ’s range of black platform pumps. If you are looking for a color that is more striking for this festive season, red platform pumps make great choices too.
Beautiful Designs From FSJ
I always believe in checking out the reviews of a company (especially for online stores) before making a purchase. FSJ has received many positive customer reviews so it is definitely an online store worth looking into if you love shoes like I do!
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy this post. Merry Christmas in advance!
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Hi everyone, this is going to be a picture intensive post down memory lane as I wanted to document some of the key moments spent with my daughter, Sarah, during the first year of her life! Sarah is eleven months old now and I have finally found the energy and time to compile some of the pictures we have taken together as a family. I have experienced many ups and downs with the birth of Sarah, from the elation of seeing her laid on my tummy at the moment she was born to the many challenges of breast-feeding and restless nights. The journey into Motherhood has been overwhelming at times but I am truly happy and grateful to have Sarah in my live as well as the support I got from my husband and family.
Without further ado, here are some highlights of this year with my daughter –
Mothers’ Day 2017 near Rochester Park
Father’s Day 2017 at The White Rabbit
Singapore’s National Day 2017
Staycation At Hotel Nuve Heritage, Explorer Suite
Lantern Festival At Marina Bay Sands
Snow White Theme Photoshoot at Hort Park
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Hello everyone! This is a super outdated post but I really want to document it here before it slips my mind.
Life has been really busy with the birth of my daughter, Sarah, who is turning one next month. I will be updating more pictures of my family once possible :).
Meanwhile, here is a series of maternity pictures taken when I was 7 months pregnant. The red gown I wore is rented from Love Potion and I love how well it embraced the curve of my belly. I believe that women can still dress up and look amazing during pregnancy and this is what I want to remember during this unique season of my life.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this post! See you again.
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An emerald cut moissanite engagement ring is not just a flashy bit of jewellery. It’s an indication of your devotion to your lover. This devotion and promise of everlasting love is the reason why selecting the right moissanite engagement ring will help you to stand out in your wedding proposal.
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Modern Emerald Cut Engagement Rings
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By Guest Writer
Autumn always seems to be the briefest of seasons. It’s probably because we tend to start seeing holiday decorations so early (and because the days start getting shorter) that it often seems like winter when we’ve only just started adjusting to the end of summer! Whatever the case, winter will soon arrive, and with it will come the opportunity to fully embrace your fall/winter wardrobe. If you haven’t shopped yet for the cooler months, here are a few trends you can embrace with ease.
1 – Sparkling Shoes
It seems almost like an odd suggestion, but if you’ve kept your eye on catalogues and online slideshows of fall and winter looks at all, you’ve probably become familiar with it. Looking through holiday shoes for women, you’ll see a lot of color and shine. Even within this, however, it’s hard not to notice glitter and sparkles! Whether in boots, high-heels, flats, or high-heeled boots for that matter, winter shoes are being encased in glittering exteriors that make them sparkle against some of the duller tones that so often dominate the season. It’s a wonderfully fun trend that seems to be popping up everywhere.
2 – Oversized Turtlenecks
Could there possibly be a cozier trend than an oversized turtleneck? It’s just a big baggy sweater, perfectly toasty for the season, complete with a neck large enough to serve as a sort of raised pillow around your neck and the bottom of your face. Or at least, that’s how I think of it! Oversized turtlenecks popped up on runways for fall and winter fashion throughout the year, coming in all kinds of different colors. You might consider looking for one in a bright shade of red, given that this is about as popular a color as a specific season has seen in years this winter.
3 – Sweater Dresses
Dresses are always some of the most versatile items, and there are certainly occasions to go with full-length options. If you’re looking for a dress for a New Year’s party, you might opt for something more formal. A write-up on recommended attire for an evening out suggested a floor-length dress with heels if you have a fancy dinner. But for your more informal occasions – drinks with friends or family over the holidays, a day out shopping at the mall, etc. – a sweater dress will do just fine this season. There are all kinds of cute options being showcased across the internet and in fashion catalogues, so you have your pick of styles.
4 – Talismanic Jewelry
I’ll be quite honest – I wasn’t aware of this term until I saw it on a list of fashion accessories for the fall and winter, but now I can’t get enough of it! Calling them transmitters of good luck and averters of misfortune, the article pointed to everything from charmed bracelets to feathered necklaces, painting a picture of a fun, personal, and affordable brand of accessory. Broadly speaking, just keep in mind that some offbeat (but far from tacky) jewelry options are certainly making the rounds this season.
I have always been interested in using silk flowers as a form of decorations around my house and enjoy arranging them in ways that make the whole room brighten up. The thought of using fresh flowers instead is definitely appealing but I have never gotten to it due to time limitations (i.e. much more maintenance needed with the real deal). In addition, I was not confident handling fresh flowers as I did not have the experience doing so. Therefore, when I was invited to attend a floral workshop by A Better Florist, I was truly delighted. Finally an opportunity to pick up the basic skills in an activity I have thought of learning many times previously!
The Trainer Preparing The Materials For The Flower Arrangement Workshop
All The Attendees Listening Attentively To The Trainer’s Instructions
The Trainer Demonstrating How We Can Arrange The Flowers Beautifully
After a detailed demonstration of how we can prepare the different flowers before they can be arranged (e.g. fluffing the carnations so that their petals can open up nicely and plucking the outermost petals of the roses to reveal the blemish free firm inner bulbs), we started creating our own bouquets.
I had a really fun time doing the arrangement and this is what I eventually came up with –
After Lots Of Taping And Sniping, I Am Down To The Last Few Steps
The Final Look!
It felt amazing to walk down the street in a lovely bouquet of blooms! Thanks to A Better Florist for the workshop experience. If you love flowers like I do and want to get the freshest bouquet at a reasonable price, check out this Singapore flower delivery service for a gorgeous range of selections!
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Hello everyone! It is a long time since I updated the blog as life has been really busy and interesting, with a new addition to my family :). Proudly presenting my 8 months old daughter, Sarah Koh Tang Zhen –
I could not resist dressing Sarah up as Snow White since the shape of her little face looks just like a cute apple to me! I was wearing Lace And Buttons’ Tulle convertible dress in yellow, which matches perfectly with Sarah’s Snow White ensemble, don’t you think?
Now back to my main topic of this post…. my collection of self-manufactured convertible/infinity bridesmaid dresses are now up for grabs. These dresses are either in tulle, lace, chiffon or reversible shades, making them more unique than the conventional convertible designs. Most importantly, they are of high quality and super affordable prices (best value and quality assured)!
Here are the designs –
Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses In Reversible Colors –
Two Tone Purple; Two Tone Cyan; Two Tone Pink
Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses In Tulle – Tiffany Blue; Pink; Yellow
Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses In Lace – Tiffany Blue; Purple/Lilac; Blush Pink
Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses In Chiffon – Two Tone Purple; Tiffany Blue Top with Aquamarine Bottom
Individual product details can be found in the Store. Payment is via Paypal (invoice will be issued).
Feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries!
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