5 Reasons to Throw Away Your Old Makeup

I'd like to recomment you to read CHICTOPIA's article on why you should throw out your old makeup.

There, you'll know five common excuses people make for not throwing away makeup – and of course, some easy-to-do corrections!

In case the beauty product doesn’t even indicate a little numbered jar or batch code, here are some general tips that can guide you on when to throw away that makeup.

• Powder: 2 years.
• Foundation: 6 months
• Pencil Eyeliner: 2 years (remember to sharpen every so often!).
• Gel/Liquid Eyeliner: 3 months
• Mascara: 3 months
• Lipstick/gloss: 2 years
• Nail polish: 1-2 years
• Skin care: 6 months
• Sunscreen: 6 months
• Hair products: 1 year
• Fragrance: 1 year
(source, Good Housekeeping)


Don't Worry, Be Happy!

I'll print this pic to remind myself - Don't worry!


Free Owl Recipe Card

I rarely bake this year cause I try to control my weight now, ha, ha,...

Last year I enjoyed baking so much. Banking make me lots of fun and giving others my homemade bakeries make me so happy. Anyway, there is one thing I don't like. I gain weight few kilograms, so sad T.T

Even though i look a bit chubby now, I still love baking, and search for some tasty recipes : D

I've saved lots of yummy recipes in my computer. I plan to collect them and will start baking as usual soon (after I loss weight 2-3 kilograms \\(^.^)//). 


I love paper and cute illustration so I'd like to keep my bakery recipes in the cute way.

I heard someone usually write down their recipes on the recipe cards. I think that's a good idea! So I try to look for some cute recipe cards. I found many cute recipe cards in the internet, some of them are free but the others are not.

One free printable I like so much is 'Owl Recipe Card' from My Owl Barn. This recipe card has a space for your favorite recipe on one side and instructions on the other. Each card has a space for the title, dish type, preparation time, shopping list and the recipe, and is adorned with adorable owl illustrations.

 Enjoy! Have a nice day.


Chinese Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry

I thought the noodle and beef lovers would like to try this recipe like me.
I'm so hungry suddenly I saw it. It's look yummy. I read through the recipe quickly. It isn't difficult to find the ingredients and to cook. 

Thank you so much, steamy kitchen for the recipe and many beautiful photos.

chinese broccoli beef noodle stir fry recipe

Servings: 4


3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons Shaoxing wine, sake or dry white wine
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon tapioca starch or cornstarch
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
1 pound fresh or 10 ounces dried noodles
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 large garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped
1.25 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 pound Chinese broccoli or regular common broccoli, cut into bite-size chunks or florets
Freshly ground black pepper


In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon each soy sauce, oyster sauce and rice wine. Add the sugar and continue to whisk until completely dissolved. Stir in the tapioca starch and continue stirring until smooth. Add the sesame oil and beef, and mix well. Marinate for 20 minutes. Drain and discard the excess marinade.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles until 1 minute shy of done and drain. (We'll finish cooking the noodles at the end)
Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a skillet or wok over high heat and stir-fry the garlic until fragrant, about 1o seconds. Add the beef and stir-fry until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and when hot, add the Chinese broccoli, stir frying so that the oil coats the Chinese broccoli. Pour in the 1/4 cup of the stock, turn the heat to medium-low and cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook the Chinese broccoli until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the Chinese broccoli to the same plate.
Add the remaining cup of stock and the remaining 2 tablespoons each of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and rice wine to the same skillet and bring to a boil over
high heat.
Add the noodles and cook until the liquid has almost completely evaporated, leaving the noodles lightly moistened,2 to 3 minutes. Return the beef and broccoli to the skillet and toss to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Season with pepper to taste and serve.


2011 Summer Photo Contest

Simple Shapes Summer Photo Contest is here!
Show off your baby nusery, bedroom, living room, office or anywhere you use Simple Shapes wall decals! For all of Simple Shapes past customers and soon to be customers, don't miss your chance to enter into Simple Shapes Summer Photo Contest! From now until September 7th, they will be accepting entries for Simple Shapes Summer Photo Contest! Simple Shapes have lined up some great prizes for not just the 1st place winner but also 2nd and 3rd place!
To Enter:
Go to Simple Shapes Facebook page here....

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Cheers, Have fun!!!


Trust Me, This is not Pad Thai

So sad when my friend told me that 'ugly Pad Thai' was uploaded on You Tube by The New York Times since last year.

I wouldn't to believe that The New York Times uploaded this ugly Pad Thai. 

Even though there're only 7,xxx people saw this video. Most of them knew this isn't Pad Thai. Some of them might not know. I wouldn't like anyone to misunderstand about Thailand famous dish.

Actually, Pad Thai, my favorite dish, is look yummy and very delicious. It isn't look terrible like the one in this video.

I'd like to introduce you how to cook a yummy Pad Thai.

This is the tasty Pad Thai for beginners by Chez Pim. You see, they're absolutely difference.

Now, forget the ugly Pad Thai which's uploaded on You Tube by The New York Times and enjoy cooking yummy Pad Thai as you see on Chez Pim Blog and Vegan Black Metal Chef video.


Printable Placemats

Cute idea to help teach your children how to set the table from simply fresh design.

Download 12×18 Placemats
Once you unzip the downloaded folder, you will be able to access the 12×18 .jpg images.


Milkaholic Bottles

So easy and pretty milk bottles for milk lover is here!

Instructions for the milk bottles along with a FREE PRINTABLE file for the labels have been sharing on Half Baked – The Cake Blog.

Enjoy drinking milk & get healthy!!


Washing Hopping Dreaming Dish Rack

I'd love to beauty my little kitchen with this sweet Dish Rack. 

In addition to beautifying your space, this distressed painted wire frame, in all of its shabby chic glory, will make drying dishes a sight to behold. 

It's cost $48.99. I found it at ModCloth.


Blueberry French Toast Sandwich

This is a yummy and easy breakfast. Try it..you will be hooked!
1 3 oz package cream cheese, softened
1- 1/2 tbl confectioner sugar
1 package (12 oz) frozen french toast slices
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
    In a small bowl mix cream cheese and sugar. Set aside.
    Heat french toast according to directions. Spread cream cheese on one side of bread, add blueberries, top with other slice. Garnish with extra blueberries and confectioner sugar if desired.


    I'd like to try this recipe soon.


    Vanilla Cupcake With Honey Butter Cream and Strawberry Sauce Topping

    I have not baked for many months so I miss baking time very much. 

    The Vanilla Magnolia's Bakery recipe is my favorite cupcake recipe. It's easy and yummy recipe and perfect with any kind of frosting. This time I try honey butter cream and add strawberry sauce for topping.

    My honey butter cream
    (make enough for 12 cupcakes)
    butter ..... 170 g.
    powder sugar ..... 150 g.
    honey ..... 1/3 cup
    milk ..... 20 ml.

    The honey butter cream is a bit sweet and smell good.  

    It's yummy with strawberry sauce topping which's little bit sour. It's also tasty without strawberry sauce topping, isn't too sweet.

    Cheers, Yummy & Healthy homemade bakery.