Category: Organizing In Advance

[Summer Fun] — Canada’s Wonderland

When was the last time I ever step foot in Canada’s Wonderland? I think over 13 years ago! Crazy much? It was nice to be back! We visited Canada’s Wonderland late July with our two kiddos. Munchkin#1 was overly excited even before we got in. Munchkin#2 behaved so well even after an 8 hour day out. I serious could not complain!

We stayed at the kids’ area and with eight hour we had. It was just not enough time for all the rides plus the park was so busy and so much to do too! Definitely worth getting the season pass!

We had to literally bribe & drag Munchkin#1 out of Wonderland! He loved it and is constantly asking to go back. He sure doesn’t know how fortunate he is to be enjoying all these summer activities. Sometimes I feel like our kids have life so good. For sure Wonderland will be a place to be back. Till next time!

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[DIY] — Planner Sheets of June 2017 to December 2017

Finally finished off with designing the rest of my planner of 2017. If you follow my blog long enough – you would know why I customize my own planner. I just like things my way. I’ve added a few new sections for the rest of 2017.  hydration (tracking down the amount of liquid I drink, workout (track my workout), and youtube. I have been doing videos again and uploading it privately for a month now. I just want to have snippet of our lives captured for memories. That’s really it for the edit version. It’s getting a lot busier – so keeping organize will keep the stress away.

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[Home] — Christmas 2016 Decorations

It’s the most wonderful of the year! Christmas is the best holiday to decorate for because everything’s so sparkly and cute! Plus I can leave them up for 2 whole months!

Our new set of Christmas stockings from MerryStockings.Com

It’s the most wonderful of the year! Christmas is the best holiday to decorate for because everything’s so sparkly and cute! Plus I can leave them up for 2 whole months!

Got this new glittery banner at Dollarama

I love decorating! Most importantly my son loves looking at all these festive decorations too. It lights up his face when he sees it. I love watching him learn all the Christmas-ty stuff!

Favor boxes filled with candies, 2 new nutcrackers, and a silver Christmas tree from dollarama

I didn’t get a lot of new stuff this year. Every year I get a few pieces of new decors to add into my collection and that’s it. My theme this year is red, green, and silver. I decided to take a break from my Rilakkuma bears and pink ornaments. Just wanted to change it up.

Here’s how our Christmas tree looks like this year – it has silver cross’s on it too but you can’t really see it on the picture. I have box on each of my doors – that’s about 6 bows total. I had to get 4 extra this year because of course everything’s got to match in my world right? 😉

Yes – I did decorate my switches by putting these glittery shapes on each set of switches. There’s snowman and Christmas trees as well. I love decorating! I think next year I can get my 5 year old to help with the tree decorating. He’ll be old enough but that’s it he wants to help though. Haha.

I take photos of my yearly decoration because I’ll know what I have and what I’ll be using for the year. When do you usually decorate for Christmas? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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[Home] — Ikea Photo Frames Wall Collage • DIY Project

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Been wanting to put up a collage of photos on this wall for quite sometime now. Never really had the time to think about it before till now. Before doing anything – I had to draw out what I want to put up and how I want it. Everything I do has a meaning to it and keep reading – you’ll understand why I did what I did. I’m quite proud of what I did and I love it! This wall is in front of my dining table.

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I put up these four frames first – these four frames will have my kids birthday pictures from 1 year old to 6 year old. They each will have 6 photos. It wasn’t easy putting these frames up – so much planning – so much measuring too. I’m very OCD when things are off – but now it’s perfect!

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Almost complete! Okay – so the bottom right where there is 4 little frames – those are first Christmases of both my kids and their baptism. You see the 2 empty ones – its because Cayden hasn’t experience his first Christmas & baptism yet. The left & right columns are for vacations that we go to. When the rooms are running out – we can add 2-3 more columns on each side (left and right).

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Completion! Yes – finally done after hours.. I don’t even know how many hours. The top left has 2 large photo frames – a picture of us on our wedding day & our first family picture. I had to visit Ikea once more to complete this wall. It’s not really complete because we can always add extra frames on the left and right side. But overall – it’ll just be vacation pictures and birthday pictures we’ll be adding. My empty wall feels so different now with these frames on it! Feels more complete! I call this my “Wall of Love”. I LOVE IT! I’m so blessed to wake up to all these wonderful memories created every day! Life is such a blessing! Thanks for dropping by – stay tune for more updates – this blog is updated regularly!

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[Organization][Home] — Kitchen Cabinets Organization • IKEA 365+ Containers

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Before Picture

Since my first born started school – I have a little more time to do things in peace as in I can get things done in one go instead of stopping 20x in between to do one thing. I’ve been wanting to organize ALL my kitchen cabinets for awhile. I couldn’t organize them when we first moved in because I was having severe morning sickness than life got busy. So here it is – I’m only showing two cabinets because I totally forgot to take ‘before’ photos of the others.

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After Picture

I had my entire kitchen redone before moving in and I love how the inside of the cabinets can be adjusted very easily. Before shopping for new containers – I had everything measured out. Containers jars can be so expensive – I found these containers at IKEA and it’s the 365+ series. I love the look of it but wished it can be a little wider.

Left Cabinet: Top) All pastas – I fitted about 6 large containers. Middle) All my soup ingredients. Bottom) Where I store all my different size bowls.

Right Cabinet: All my baking ingredients. They look so much neater when it’s all in one cabinet instead in 2-3 different areas.

Organizing makes me so happy for some reason – it’s so therapeutic and fun! Spent quite a bit on the containers but I know I’ll be using it for a long long time unless I accidently drop them and they crack. Which is not gonna happen! I love how they are clear – no need to label them. Do you enjoy organizing too? What is your organizing tips? Comment below to share.  Stay tune for more hauls and reviews – this blog is updated regularly! Thanks for dropping by!

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[Baby] — What’s Was In My Hospital Bag?

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What was in my hospital bag? At first I packed for a natural birth hospital bag but after having many thoughts to it – I had to prepare myself to expect the unexpected. Which thank god I did!

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I did end up having a c-section and I was glad my bag was all prepared for it. Although it was a planned c-section – hospital bag was something I didn’t have to repack again. These are the stuff that I packed with me. I used a gym bag that’s big enough to fit all my stuff. I didn’t end up showering at the hospital – so some stuff weren’t used.

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Overall – I would say have a plan B if you’re packing your hospital bag. I know of two friends that had an emergency c-section. It’s always great to be prepared and organized. Hope this post helps you out! Even if you forgot something – your other half can always go home or the store to grab it. Not big of a deal really. Stay tune for more updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

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[Cayden] — Relatives Meet & Greet

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We decided to do Saturday lunch at our place on July 9th 2016 since everyone was dying to meet our 2nd bundle of joy.

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Instead of buying take out – I decided to cook/bake everything instead. It took me about 1.5 hours to have everything ready which is quite fast. I enjoy the process of making the food and displaying the food. It’s just very therapeutic to me. And fun too!

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Thank goodness Munchkin#2 behaved quite well too while I was in the kitchen keeping busy. Munchkin#1 was out with daddy at soccer practice – so I had some peace. Look at how spoil this Munchkin is already being held by his relatives. It’s such a joy having relatives watch our kids grow. He even got a few red pockets too. Spoil much? 

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[Baby] — Pregnancy Reveal Idea

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This was a much anticipated even for us – I mean keeping a secret for three months is not easy! We announced our second pregnancy on January 24th 2016, Saturday at our house warming party. That’s the best time to announce it without being suspicious!

I didn’t really go on the net and search for ideas. I was thinking the best way to surprise everyone. So I thought that I’ll print out about 20 copies of the ultrasound. Put it in individual envelopes and write a question mark on the envelope. Lol during the day – I just told people we are having a lucky draw instead of a surprise because it’ll be too obvious. Although my belly wasn’t showing yet – I looked extremely tired.

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By the time everyone showed up – I just said that we are having a lucky draw – there might be cash prizes LOL. Said that just for fun – took a group photo before everyone opened the envelope.

SURPRISE! Yes – most people were shocked! Not much people were expecting us to have baby #2 soon because when they ask us – we usually say not too soon. That’s my little fun idea of sharing our blessing. How did you share and surprise your families and friends? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily adventures and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for hopping by! 

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[Cayden] — Preparation For Arrival

I’ve been preparing since April. How crazy can that be right? Let me list the things I’m preparing for in order.

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(1) Cleaning up the nursery, having it set up and decorated. Yes that’s the first thing I did and loved doing.

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(2) Buying diapers, automatic breast pumps, co-sleeper bassinette, baby bottles, and etc. Just shopping for things I need this pregnancy.

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(3) Organizing every corner of my home. Closets x3, vanity table, and everything that needed organization. I need everything SUPER organize because I won’t have time for that when the baby is here. I’ll focus 100% of my time on my two boys.

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(4) Freezer meals. Yes – I’ve been working on doubling or tripling some of my recipes when I cook. So I have enough to freeze in my freezer. I’m looking to freeze about 20 meals before I deliver. In case I can’t cook after my pregnancy – these freezer meals will be really handy for my family instead of buying take out all the time. Just planning ahead.

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(5) Preparation with my son entering kindergarten. Just buying things he needs this September. Researching lunch ideas in advance. Looking to buy everything he needs before I pop.

 

(6) Blogging. Yes blogging. I’ve been doing a lot of scheduled posts to keep up the days I cannot blog. I love planning ahead and blogging is one of them!

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(7) Calender. Just planning things in advance to keep my son busy. Another thing to keep organize for our lives. When I give birth to baby#2 – I don’t want to put anything on hold either. Hes still going to have swimming lessons and soccer. Maybe summer camp as well. I want him to still enjoy his childhood even with a younger brother coming along.

 

Did I miss anything? I don’t think so. I’ve started preparation since April and I think some people might think I’m crazy but I’m an organize freak – I got to have things organize to function my life. Am I crazy or what?How do you all prepare? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily life updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

 

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[Grocery Hauls] — Foody Mart • April 2016

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Here’s a long awaited grocery haul – I tend to forget to take pictures of my groceries daily because once I get home – all I remember is to put everything away. This time I remember. I usually visit 2-3 supermarkets a week and this haul is quite big. I’m slowly trying to stock up my meat again when they go on sale. Just stocking up before the baby arrives. Keeping my fridge and freezer loaded when I can. I cook about 5-6 times a week nowadays since Morning sickness subsided. Hope you enjoy my haul – stay tune for more daily reviews and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

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[Kids] — Preparation For Junior Kindergarten

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I cannot believe my first born is going to school in a few months. I remember giving birth to him not too long ago. Don’t know if I’ll cry or he’ll cry on his first day of school. It’s like a huge milestone! It’s like letting him go and explore a new thing in life – it’ll be hard being away from him for 8+ hours a day but this mommy will get used to it & keep busy with Munchkin #2.

I know there are still a few months left till school but I’ve slowly been preparing for his school stuff.

Got his backpack a few months ago. I was debating to get a cartoon-y backpack or one that will last awhile. We decided on the Jansport in sky blue color. I’ve used Jansport back in my high school days and the quality is amazing and sturdy after a few years! Although a bit on the pricier side comparing to other backpacks – we can avoid buying a backpack every year. Plus it’s a life time warranty with their hardware’s. This backpack was about $40.

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The next thing I purchased was these Mabel Labels customizable & waterproof stickers. They are quite popular but pricey! I debated a long time before getting it. I plunge on it when I saw their 30% off sale & free shipping. I think there are about 40 something stickers at almost $17.00. I would say it’s kind of expensive for just stickers but I needed waterproof ones with his name on it for water bottles, lunch bag, lunch box, shoes, and etc.

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The last thing I purchased was a small sky blue lunch bag. Doesn’t it match with his backpack? Love it! It’s quite small but it’ll do its job. This bag was pretty inexpensive at less than $4.00 on Aliexpress. It’s waterproof and insulated. Keeps his lunch warm. Enough space for a box of food, a fruit, and a box of fruit juice. Plus cutleries and napkins.

I’ll need to look into indoor shoes and a few lunch boxes soon. Not sure what else I’ll need but I’m sure his teacher will give me a list when he starts school. As an OCD mom – I like to have everything prepare in advance. Especially with Munchkin#2 on the way. Have you prepared for your kids school term yet? What have you prepared so far? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! 

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[Organization] — De-clutter, Organize, & Clean • Ikea Vanity Table

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Look at the mess before! It’s been a long while since I even took everything out for a clean. It’s about time to clean it up before baby #2 comes along.

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De-cluttering, organizing, and cleaning are therapeutic to me. I ended changing my solution boxes and throwing out the old ones. The new and old ones are both from Ikea. Not expensive – a few bucks each. I like the new clear ones more because it’s deeper.

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Look at all that dusty and loose makeup! Glad it’s all cleaned up now!

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I ended up throwing away half a grocery bag of makeup that went bad or I don’t use anymore. I believe the Costal Scent palette is my very first makeup product but since I no longer use it – I just had to let it go.

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The after progress – look at how clean and organize it is! I forgot that some items are new inside my clutter vanity! No more purchases before I finish each product!

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I ended up taking an hour to clean out all my brushes as well. It’s nice and clean. I won’t need to reorganize for awhile if I keep it all cleaned and tidy! Are you an organize freak like me? Stay tune for more reviews and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern time! Thanks for hopping by!


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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 4th Birthday Party • Mickey Mouse Theme Party

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I prepped these Mickey Mouse decorations half a year ago and Thank God I did! Because I wouldn’t and couldn’t do much during these few months with morning sickness! That is why I always think and plan ahead!

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Everything turned out perfect! He loved it and enjoyed it with his little friends. This year we opted to just invite the little kids instead of mommy and daddy’s’ friends. It’s just hard to accompany so many people. We just want to focus on the little kids.

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Note to self: Way too much food this time! For sure next year I’ll do better.

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I had a little arts and crafts project that some kids enjoy. It’s to decorate Mickey Mouse head bands with stickers. Mostly the girls loved it while most of the boys don’t care for it. Hahaha.

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Another fun party! Next year Munchkin will be picking his own themes because he’ll have an opinion about it. I’ll start planning it during the summer before the baby arrives. I’m not sure how busy I’ll get when the baby is here. Always great to plan in advance right? I LOVE theme parties! It’s so much fun! If you’re wondering – I DIY mostly everything myself. Except for the table cloth and Mickey mouse plates. A lot of time spent but it’s what I love to do!

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[Home][Organization] — Kitchen Storages & Fridge Organization

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I recently did a little reorganizing in the kitchen. Not everything is fully organized yet – so I won’t do a full kitchen organized blog post.

I’ve been searching for pink clean containers and finally found them at an affordable price! These containers were for $6.99+tax for 6! What a steal? I’m looking forward into purchasing more when I have the time to. I purchased them at One’s Better Living inside Market Village. They come in different sizes too.

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If you follow my blog – you would know how OCD crazy I am. Everything’s got to match – even with kitchen containers! The colors have to be either pink or purple too.

The first thing I stored was the soup ingredients – I just had too much. Since i love making soup plus I make it twice a week too. Love how the bottom is see through. I don’t even need to label it.

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Just a little fridge organization too lol. I like my fridge neat and tidy too. Stay tune for more organization adventures – this blog is updated daily at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by! 

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[Events Planning] — DIY Mickey Mouse Party Decorations • Affordable & Fun

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Munchkins’ birthday is coming up and I’ve been prepping very early since last summer. I plan my parties and decorations early to avoid any unnecessarily stress when the date is closer. I made new invitations because the old ones just didn’t work out – I had to change a lot of things – so mind as well design new ones to save some time. You can check out my other version of invitation HERE. I made these two years ago because the theme was suppose to be Mickey Mouse on his third birthday but since he loved Thomas & Friends so much – I changed it last minute and wanted to save the old invitations for this year. It didn’t work out but oh wells.

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Here’s his birthday banner and I love them – it turned out pretty good! I can’t wait to hang it up and take lots of pictures with the kids. The picture on the right is just stickers for the invitation envelopes. I’m very attention in details!

It didn’t take too long for me to have all this design on the computer, have it printed out, and cut & paste. I love projects like this and I can’t wait to plan his next birthday. This will probably be the last birthday theme I’ll decide for him – I’m sure after four – he’ll have an opinion of his own and knows what he wants. Do you plan parties yourself? Any tips to share? Comment below! Stay tune for more DIY fun & hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

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