Category Archive: USEFUL

yes…i succumbed. call me shallow.

this evening, i succumbed.  despite my strongest efforts for a few months to rein in my desire – I could no longer fight it. well, this evening grocery shopping trip revealed just how… Continue reading

medicine for upset tummy and a whiter smile?? plus something for dog lovers at the end of the post!

Tummy’s not feeling for the past couple of days and i was glad that I bought some medicinal charcoal a week ago. heh. i shall confess. i bought the charcoal NOT in anticipation of the… Continue reading

the thing I can’t live without these days!!

This Chinese Lunar New Year is a little strange – rains like mad (I’ll actually ok with that!  weather’s much cooler though I’m glad the sun’s coming out a bit more these days… Continue reading

Re/Upcycled (pretty!) glass bottles

call me paranoid – these days, I try to reduce the exposure to plastics in the house cos’ I don’t think it’s healthy to have food I’m going to ingest touching the plastic… Continue reading

Recycling / Upcycling?

so I have a bottle of wonderful smelling yet ineffective deodorant.   seems like a waste to throw the bottle away cos’ it smells really good.  so i kept it around for a… Continue reading


yes floss – the thing you use between your teeth. funny how it can even be interesting enought to warrant a blog post.  then again, i’m a geek. so…. all along I never knew… Continue reading

DIY shampoo

Just the other day – the hb mentioned that he felt the shampoo I ‘made’ for him (essentially just diluted Dr Bronner Lavender castille soap) didn’t work so well, and he felt that… Continue reading

Lip Balm for super cheap!

i suppose you know the feeling when you fly – lips start to become dry or crack due to the dry cabin air and you desperately need that tube of lip balm to… Continue reading

haul from iherb!

heh!  please indulge me and allow me to blabber on about my loots!  yes, i’m aware it does seem like i’m on a shopping spree recently, though they are generally household items and… Continue reading

itchy itchy itchy!

these past few days I’ve been plagued by a horrendous itch! and i suspect it’s the sweet potatoes I’ve been eating.  not a 100% sure, but that’s the only difference since the itch started –… Continue reading

toxics in our daily products and an easy way to change

over the past few months – i slowly but surely embarked on a quest to become healthier – in terms of the things I use in my house. many reasons – big and… Continue reading

DIY soap dispenser!

Was totally inspired by a beautiful DIY soap dispenser I saw yesterday – a Jack Daniel’s bottle, transformed into a soap pump!  beautiful isn’t it! and i managed to do one myself!  ain’t… Continue reading

Super Cheap Window Cleaner!

So last night after midnight, brain still on a high from a late afternoon caffeine dose – I saw my toilet mirror splattered with stains…water marks from flickering hands, splash marks from toothpaste… Continue reading

Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap!

remember a few months ago I was writing about a pretty red dispenser that I bought, but smelt really bad when I poured in the hand soap? I googled and the only explanation… Continue reading

simple homemade cure for headaches! almost instant relief!

An instant cure for headaches!  who knew that the secret is just residing in ingredients from our kitchen??? and it even beat a fancy cream that has more than a dozen ingredients! You… Continue reading

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