20 April 2016

Happy Birthday, Z!

She is beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She is beautiful for the way she thinks.  She is beautiful for that sparkle in her eyes when she talks about something she loves. She is beautiful for her ability to make other people smile even when she's sad. No, she isn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She is beautiful, deep down to her soul.   ~Anonymous 
(Remember the practice cake?  This here above was what I ended up for Z's cake.)

Happy birthday to our little Miss Z!  Our funny, loving, super sweet, sassy girl.  
Love you lots and lots and LOTS!!

13 April 2016

New, Not So New

I'd mentioned that we'd had our place renovated and a number of you have asked to see some pics. I hadn't really gone around to take photos yet, because even though we had moved back in, there are still little bits and pieces here and there that need fixing.    

Singwa - Wed, Apr 13 2016
Not sure when the contractor will get around to fixing everything that still needs to be fixed or touched up, but in the meantime, here is a photo of our entry way.  Photo ledge and hanging baskets courtesy of Ikea.  Umbra wall hooks.  Mother-in-law's tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) from the local flower market.

I have to say that I am quite happy that we renovated.  I was getting really tired of our old floor --nicked in a lot of places and I did not like the old color one bit (kind of yellowish-cream).  Now we have a whitish-gray wooden floor, which I love, love, LOVE.  I think the floor is one of things that I love most after the renovation. 

I will share more pictures as and when things come together more. Stay tuned!

06 April 2016

Spring...Wait, Is It?

It had been a rather cold winter (record low temperature for around here).  While I love the cold, I have to say that I kind of was looking forward to warmer weather, just a tad warmer. I want to be able to wear flipflops again.  I want to be able to put away the heater. I want the bulky winter clothes in storage already.   

I seem to have gotten my wish.  This Monday saw us out in shorts and tees.  Not only is the weather warmer, though, it has also gotten quite muggy.  Away with the heaters, but now the dehumidifiers are going full blast.  I hope we'll see some nice spring weather, before summer hits us.  I don't want to head straight into summer without some proper, lovely spring weather!

On the bright side, I am seeing plenty of flowers on my walks and my favorite harbingers of spring --the bombax ceiba, -- are in bloom!

Has spring sprung for you yet?

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