Monday, 15 June 2015

Terrariums??? What is it...hint: not a dinosaur species!!!

I have to admit that I have actually never heard of Terrariums until just a few months back when I just happened to click thru it...tks to instagram feeds!!!

But to actually make my own terrarium??? Even better!!! Well, to be honest, I didn't make one as I was busy having my hands full making sure baby skyler wasn't putting sand n rocks in his mouth n making sure he didn't fall down from his chair... thank God he didn't!!! He was keeping himself busy mixing sands and playing "masak masak" and copying jie jie sienna!!! "Monkey see, monkey do!!!"

But jie jie sienna did make her own terrarium thanks to the guidance of the wonderful people at the plant story
and Actualyse!!!
Don't worry too much of ur 3 year old breaking the glass or throwing sand into the air...its part n parcel of learning hands-on n having fun while at it... this mummy was all tense n my OCD was on high alert when I saw sienna mixing the colored sands together!!! NOOooooo...****gasps***
I just took a deep breath n let her do her own thing!!! ***breath in, breath out***
(Side note: this is the reason why her playdough given to sienna by her friend for her 3 yr BDAY is still sitting nicely in the box)

Sienna's terrarium turned out pretty terrific...its perfect for Singapore (minimal living space and having a non existent garden), terranium is the perfect solution! Mini garden in our own home!!! Sienna calls it our pretend garden...   

It's nice to see her get excited over every process of making it. She nurtures it everyday... sings n talks to it!!! She even reminds me "check" n to "water" it...           (Reminder: that keeping Terrariums is low maintenance n watering is not really needed)

This act of "love" shown by sienna reminds me of myself, being a parent...the act of nurturing my 2 babies!!!

This is also in line with one of actualyse core values "Nurturing Diversity"

"We believe that everyone is different and all have talents. We are committed to providing the support they need to grow these talents" -

Special Thanks to Atualyse for teaching my kids and I about nature (& nurture) and how hands-on naturalistic learning can be so much FUN...
Do pop over to Actualyse webpage for information on parenting! And while u are at it, don't forget to take their Multi-Intelligence Quiz to find out U n ur kids MI score...It serves as a self-awareness tool and provides an indication of your Multiple Intelligence make-up; what you are stronger in or inclined towards and what you may need improvements on.

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Photo credit: Ashley Mak
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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Meeting my celebrity crush VB :)

This mummy had the privilege to meet my celebrity crush, Victoria Beckham in PERSON!!!
VB launched her new nail polish line called Nails Inc at sephora, Ion Orchard.
Looking back at the pictures we took, I realised that her outfit she wore matched the colors n design of sephora!!! How apt??? Or coincidental? Or maybe VB stylist was just too good...

While circling around the crowd in sephora to get a closer View of VB, I passed backstage and guess who I spotted??? KEN paves (used to be Jessica Simpson's bff and personal hairstylist) *** guess who's been watching wayyy too much reality shows??? Pre-kids of course!!!  ***
Now he's VB current bff n personal hairstylist...

Since it was an all girls event invite, mr. Hubby couldn't go on behalf of me!
But he was nice enough to accompany me and babysat the kids outside...he also had the privilege to see her walked in and walked out. What shocked us all was the spontaneity that VB showed to the crowd waiting outside by asking if they wanted a quick group picture :) Just imagine the crowd went wild...
Well, there wasn't much of a crowd since it was not a publicized event and more of a closed event!

Not only did I get to meet an international sensation but a local one as well...Onn Shu An! Been following her and watching her "Tried n Tested" YouTubes... She's one hot spicy bubbly local celebrity... Would term her as a "chilli padi" - tiny but fiery!!!

Great once in lifetime opportunity, n I'm glad I got to witness it!!!
Hats off to this super hot momma for being such an inspiration to all mummies...a hands on mummy, entrepreneur,globe trotter,fashionista,etc...of coz she has many hands helping her!!! But in order to wear so many hats at once n being able to switch on n off is a tough job (mentally) as physically...kudos!!!

Pic below: selfie wt my celebrity crush...
p/s: I looked like a stalker
By the way no cameras were allowed but who could resist??? EVERYBODY was clicking away...

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