DIY Adventures – Baby Cloud

Just want to share a small DIY sewing project I had completed in January.

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I made this for a wonderful friend of mine who is about to have her baby anytime now. I attended her baby shower in January and wanted to make a special gift for her baby. Working with kids in the hospital, I see a lot of different toys that kids like to play with.  I wanted to make something soft and at the same time to have something that will attract the baby’s attention.

I found this cute pattern at Hello-Refabulous. It had good and easy to follow instructions.Using this pattern, I also added some extra touches to the cloud such as adding crinkling wrap inside the cloud so when the baby holds it, they will hear the crinkling sounds. I also changed the strips of fabric hanging from the cloud to loops so the baby can grasp them.

Sorry I don’t have a step by step tutorial of what I did this time as I literally made this super last minute. Oh procrastination. hehe. Hoping baby will like it.


Winter Olympics 2014

#wearewinter is the slogan Canada is using for the 2014 Winter Olympics. They have a bunch of #wearewinter film series to support the Canadian Athletes. I love how the country comes together and unite in cheering our athletes on.

The 2014 Winter Olympics are coming to an end tomorrow. These past few weeks have gone by so fast. I have been watching here and there when I can as it has been harder this year with the time difference. It is always great to hear the wonderful stories of how the athletes made it into the Olympics.

I am impressed and encouraged by these athletes with all their hard work and training they have put in to chase after their goal of an Olympic medal. Definitely reminds me to continue running my race of life as a Christian. I have to continue to train as this is what I have been called to do. This is a reminder for me to strive for the prize. To not just run aimlessly but to run in such a way to get the prize. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed in Sochi 2014. Thank you for your hard work and being inspirations to us all!

30 Hour Famine 2014

Here we go again, 30 Hour Famine 2014 with World Vision.

At my church, the youth groups are coming together and participating in the 30 hour famine. We did it for the first time last year and it went really well. The kids learned a lot and were excited to be able to make a difference for others. The requested we do it again this year and now it has come. There are more kids signed up this year and they have raised almost $3000. I am so proud of them. This is so exciting. This is a wonderful opportunity not only for the kids but also for myself to raise our awareness about the worldwide poverty issues such as hunger, economic crisis and the lack of education.

Keep us in your prayers as we start today at 12:30pm and finish Saturday evening.


Budget 2014

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been inspired by some of the bloggers I follow to start a specific series of blog posts on my spending budget. This year D and I are going to work on tracking our spending especially since a big chunk of our money going towards the wedding and the new house. We have set aside $700 for our 2014 free spending/hobbies fund. Yes, I know it sounds a lot and my goal is not to spend it all, but I have the budget to go up to $700 if I wanted to. I think blogging about it will be a great way to see how I spend my money and how much I am spending.

Happy to report so far for January, I have spent $0. The reason is I am saving it for my upcoming trip to Boston. I get emails and flyers saying there are so many winter sales on right now as they are bringing in the spring seasonal clothing, but I have resisted and have tried not to look at them too closely. I have been doing research on possible pieces I might want to purchase while I’m in Boston. Will update more when I return from Boston. Who knows, maybe I won’t find what I want when I’m there.