What makes me want to keep pieces of memories in scrapbooks?

I’ve been asked many many times, why do you spend time creating scrapbooks and why spend so much money on it?

Well, this is one reason why…

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Ayra browsing through her 1st year’s scrapbook album, handmade with love by Mummy

I was lucky to grow up in a family where my Uncle owns a camera and loves taking photos of major events or outings. I’ve got quite a lot of photos from birth and personally started snapping photos with my first film camera when I was in Primary school. But these photos aren’t kept in an organized or recorded manner, so many times when I dig them out to see, everyone will have to start guessing or recalling when those photos were taken. On the other side of my family, my husband didn’t have that many photos of him from young. Only a few small albums are still kept and he doesn’t have any physical memories from his past.

Personally I find it essential to have some form of record for our children from birth, so that they can look back when they grow up and see how they have changed and progressed. These keepsakes are great storytelling tools to their own children and grandchildren too. Yes, blogging can be everlasting and kept for years, but nothing beats touching the photos with our hands and reading handwritten notes in the scrapbook albums. I hope to create at least one album every year for my children to record their growth and events in that year.

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Ayra is still young now and only sees and touches the album because of the cute embellishments stuck on the pages. But when she is able to read on her own, these albums will mean so much more to her and our family.

Scrapbooking or creating these mini albums need not be an expensive nor time-consuming affair. I have shared a not so expensive and effective way to start your very first mini album to document your memories with your love ones. Check it out over at OMY Canon Pixma and don’t forget to vote & win too! Voting ends 7 July!

Sing and Dance with Barney & Friends

Last week we brought Ayra to catch Barney & Friends at City Square Mall. That was her second time meeting the purple dinosaur in person, still she took some time to take in that Barney is super huge when in person than in the TV show. When Barney appeared on stage, she quickly dashed towards me for a hug and pulled her Barney plushie towards her.

Once she got warmed up, this girl was dancing and grooving with familiar tunes with Barney & his friends! Mummy was glad that Baby Bop and BJ were on stage too, Ayra wasn’t scared when they first appeared as they were much smaller in size as compared to Barney. Continue reading “Sing and Dance with Barney & Friends”

Simple projects with Canon Pixma Printer for Toddler’s Use

If you are looking for simple and fuss free craft projects for your kids this June Holiday, why not try out the projects from Canon Pixma Town? There are so many pretty things to make and they are relatively simple for kids who can handle scissors and glue. Or you can create them for your kids instead. Some of the basic tools you will need for these projects include:
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  • a printer (like the Canon Pixma I’m using)
  • sturdy paper like the art card or the Canon Matte Photo Paper
  • scissors and/or craft knife
  • glue or double-sided sticky tapes
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    My first project was a Stationery Holder designed by Simone Legno, the brain behind Tokidoki.
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    Below shows how the completed stationery holder looks like! Continue reading “Simple projects with Canon Pixma Printer for Toddler’s Use”

    WW: Cooking up a storm at play

    One of the things that I wish very much to buy for Ayra is a play kitchen set, one that’s big enough for her to explore and play with. The price tag for such set say by Little Tikes is just too unfriendly for our wallet. So I improvised and created my own kitchen play corner for Ayra with existing furniture in her room. I foresee this corner evolving as she grows older with more enhancement with wall art, decals, kitchen organisation accessories and other stuff to make play more fun and real.

    For now, this simple setup will do…
    Ayra cooking up a storm

    Continue reading “WW: Cooking up a storm at play”