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Natalie finally got her slide!

Natalie love slides J There is no way we could walk past a slide without her going up, sliding down.
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Thanks to Gingerbreadmom, we managed to get a slide from Rent that Toy

Hubby and I have been contemplating on getting a slide at home but didn’t do so since the slide would really take up quite a lot of space and Natalie won’t be able to play with it once she outgrow it

So we were really pleased to know that we could actually rent one and only at S$20 a month! The rented slide was in great condition and Natalie took to it immediately. I was also heartened by the fact that it was delivered right to my doorstep hence sparing me the hassle of arranging for transport.
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Happy Natalie playing with her slide J

Natalie's small talk:)

Natalie has been babbling alot recently and last night she finally made her first understandable conversation with her daddy:)

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Daddy:"What is that you are holding?''

Natalie:"Beh'' (Bag)

Daddy:''What's in your bag?''

Natalie:''Ball'' (Taking it out from her bag)

Mommy:''Nat, it's milk time:)''

Natalie:''Bye Daddy'' (waving at Daddy)

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Baking with my Philips Avance XL airfryer

‘’A banana a day keeps our doctor far far away!’’

Hubby and I luv bananas, even Natalie:)

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With the help of my Philips Avance XL Airfryer, I’m able to prepare various dishes made with bananas for my love ones <3

Banana cupcakes

Using recipe from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=682874518398492&set=a.382087441810536.93340.317979768221304&type=1&theater

Ingredients:
1. Banana
2. Butter
3. Sugar
4. Vanilla essence
5. Egg
6. Self-raising flour
7. Milk

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Method:
Add the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a saucepan
Melt them and remove from heat
Add bananas, egg and milk and mix them lightly
Using the Philips Avance XL airfryer, at 120 degrees for 30 mintues

Before,

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After:)

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With the Philips Avance XL Airfryer, preparing dishes which involve frying, grilling and even baking have become a breeze for me. What’s more, I am spared from the hassle of having to constantly clean up a dirty and messy kitchen. This convenience has since allowed me more time to come up with and prepare more exciting and delicious dishes for my family.

Cook with Air today! Quote [pillowismycat] and buy Viva Digital AirFryer at $399 + $50 shopping voucher (Usual price: $459) and Avance XL AirFryer at $479 + $50 shopping voucher (Usual price: $539) at the PHILIPS EXPERIENCE SHOWROOM. This promotion is valid from 1st December till 31st January 2014.

The Viva Digital AirFryer and Avance XL AirFryer are also available at regular price in leading electronics stores, departmental stores and supermarkets island-wide.

*Limited to 1 AirFryer per person (IC must be produced).

PHILIPS EXPERIENCE SHOWROOM

Address: 620A Lorong 1 Toa Payoh Building TP4 Level 1 S(319762)

Tel: 6882 5800                           

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm Saturday: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was given the new Philips Avance XL Airfryer. Opinions are 100% my own.


Philips Avance XL Airfryer

Ever since the arrival of baby Natalie, dinner preparation hasn’t been easy for me. I often find myself juggling between keeping my Natalie within sight, talking, singing and dancing to her, all these while watching over my cooking. These multi-tasking leaves me very stretched every evening as I cannot afford a moment of lapse or I would end up with burnt food and a crying Natalie wanting a cuddle.

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The tiring days finally were over when the ‘’Philips Avance XL Airfryer’’ became a part of my kitchen. Cooking has become so much more convenient and my cooking time has essentially been halved. Dishes that I would usually pan fry like fish steaks, whole fishes, Mexican wings, potato wedges or garlic toast, are now accomplished by the Airfryer. This gives me time to prepare the other more “saucy” dishes like Kai-lan with oyster sauce or my special seafood fried egg. In addition, the Philips Avance XL Airfryer has the capacity to accommodate bigger food items (e.g. a whole chicken meat or chunks of beef steaks) and could even be used to bake cakes.

Apart from the aid in cooking, the greatest convenience brought by the ‘’Philips Avance XL Airfryer’’ is the reduced hassle in cleaning up after frying food. Gone were the days of scrubbing blackened stoves or wiping oily splatters off surrounding walls and floors. Only those who clean up every time after they cook would truly appreciate this convenience I have mentioned!

Of all the food I have prepared with the AirFryer, the one which I am most delighted with and most impressed by, is the frying of salmon steaks. The ’Philips Avance XL Airfryer’’ not only helped take away the awful and painful oil splatter of frying the fishy steaks, it also manages to produce the steak with just the right doneness. The following is my favourite salmon dish, now prepared jointly with the AirFryer:

''Quick-and-Easy- Dinner: Salmon Pasta''

- Boil about 2 litres of water and throw in spaghetti when water boils. Sprinkle salt and pepper into pot;

- Chop/ dice onions, garlic, tomatoes and red pepper;

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- Lightly slid open the skin surface of the salmon steak. Rub the surface with salt and drop a bit of salt in between each sliced gaps;

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- Put the salmon steak into the Airfryer and set to 180 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes;

- Separately, heat frying pan and add oil over heated pan;

- Throw in the garlic and onions and fry till golden brown;

- Next pour in the rest of the ingredients and stir fry over medium heat;

- Once spaghetti is ready, transfer into the pan and add a dribble of oil and pepper;

- Mix the ingredients and the spaghetti in the pan with a thong then serve in plate;

- Take salmon steak out of the Airfryer and slice portion to serve;

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Bon Appetit!

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Cook with Air today! Quote [pillowismycat] and buy Viva Digital AirFryer at $399 + $50 shopping voucher (Usual price: $459) and Avance XL AirFryer at $479 + $50 shopping voucher (Usual price: $539) at the PHILIPS EXPERIENCE SHOWROOM. This promotion is valid from 1st December till 31st January 2014.

The Viva Digital AirFryer and Avance XL AirFryer are also available at regular price in leading electronics stores, departmental stores and supermarkets island-wide.

*Limited to 1 AirFryer per person (IC must be produced).

PHILIPS EXPERIENCE SHOWROOM

Address: 620A Lorong 1 Toa Payoh Building TP4 Level 1 S(319762)

Tel: 6882 5800                            

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm Saturday: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was given the new Philips Avance XL Airfryer. Opinions are 100% my own.

Natalie loves Handbags!

I am not a handbag fanatic but Natalie seems to love bags!
Be it her own bag or mommy's bags:)

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NIVEA Body Whitening Serum (Part 2)

It’s been 14 days since I started my daily application of the NIVEA Body Whitening Serum and I love it! Using the serum has become second nature and I use it almost all of my daily activities.

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The serum is quickly absorbed into the skin hence giving it a smooth, non-sticky feel after application. It gives off a sweet, fruity smell, which is what appeal most to me. Also, as it is enriched with natural Vitamin C from Camu Camu, my skin appears more radiant and fairer with every application.

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Before that, I used to avoid activities under the sun or schedule my daily activities in the early mornings or evenings. This is because my skin would often become burning red even after a short period of exposure to sunlight.

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With the NIVEA Body Whitening Serum, I don’t feel any discomfort on my skin under the sun. No more red patches or feeling of dryness but instead, my arm feels smooth and looks fairer :) Now, be it during my daily walks in the park with Natalie or trips to the supermarket, I would make it a point to apply the NIVEA Body Whitening Serum before I head out.

Many married women, myself included, tend to revolve most of our time around our family and kids. We don’t have extra time and often neglected looking after our skin. After this NIVEA Campaign, I realised that, basic skin care doesn’t require a lot of time.

A simple application of the NIVEA Body Whitening Serum, 10 minutes per day, is all you need :) I now enjoy activities under the sun with my baby without being distracted by irritable skin.

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was given three bottles of NIVEA Body Whitening Serum. Opinions are 100% my own.



DRYPERS WeeWee DRY

In my years in the pre- school industry, I have been asked by many mommies for advice regarding the best brand of diapers. In my opinion, the diaper has to be comfortable, suitable for the babies’ skin and not forgetting, affordable.

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My Natalie is now 10 months old and is constantly on the move:) Whenever she gets the chance, she would explore every corner of the house and challenge overcoming any obstacles in her way.

It gives me much joy watching her get better at adjusting her body and getting the right momentum with every baby step.

Due to her active nature, Natalie needs a diaper that gives her freedom in moving and, at the same time, holds firm against spillage. Among the other brands of diaper available, I feel that DRYPERS WeeWee DRY serves best in this area.

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The diaper is flexible along its edges allowing unobstructed movements. It is also sufficiently secure hence preventing any spillage. On top of serving these functions, it does not discount comfort.

Natalie could go about with her daily activities and not show signs of discomfort – usually tugging and scratching on the diaper.

Without the distraction of an uncomfortable diaper, Natalie is able to go about, fully focused on her everyday venturing and learning:)

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by DRYPERS WeeWee DRY. Even so, the above mentioned are based on my personal opinions on the product and 100% unbiased.

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Natsuki Photography 2013

At the start of June this year, Natsuki and Francis came to our place, for a family photo shoot. While we had the choice of having the photo shoot outdoors, we felt that an indoor shoot would be more appropriate as:

1. Natalie feels most comfortable and happy at home ( as it is her comfort zone)
2. We can have anything we need (air-con, drinks, extra props/toys if needed)
3. We are able to do all kinds of expressions or funny pose and not feel embarrassed about it since its within the confines of our own home
4. We want to document the memories of our very 1st home
5. And my make-up would stay perfect throughout the shoot! (IMPORTANT to look flawless throughout the shoot)

My Favourite picture of Natalie:)

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The gals are all dress up:)

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I had a bad experience with our previous photo shoot. The photographer was fierce, bossy and demanding. Hubby and I felt lousy with him, with all the ordering around. Oh! I hate it!

We were planning to have a family photo shoot upon Natalie’s arrival; and I want my Natalie to feel great and happy throughout the shoot. As I was searching a suitable photographer, I chance upon Natsuki.

Natsuki is a humble and patient lady. She listens attentively to our preference. Throughout the day’s shoot, she always tries to accommodate to my requests (even the silly ones). Most importantly, Natsuki is good with babies. I like the way she speaks to Natalie, gentle and soft.

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Francis is helpful and joyful. He brought in various props and suggests all kinds of angles and different poses to achieve better pictures. He never fails to make everyone in the room laugh, and of course, including Natalie:)

In Natalie’s room<3

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A MUST-HAVE shot: Natalie with her BFF, Phoebe, the bunny:)

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Natalie can’t stop smiling, even when the shoot ended

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Feeling comfortable with your photographer is essential. With that, you are able to smile naturally and have a great time being ‘’model’’ for a day:)

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Photography Session with Natsuki Photography (Children, Family, Couple, Friendship)

Price: $180

You will get back a disc that includes:

Min 25 Edited Images Soft Copies

Personalised Disc Cover Soft Copy

*Disc will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks upon completion of photo shoot.

*To get back all other photos with top up $100

*basic props will be provided by us: bubbles, chalkboard, fake apples... feel free to bring your own props!

For all ‘’pillowismycat’‘lovers, you will be getting a special 25% off ($135). And to add on, you could get another 25% off ($75) if you wish to purchase the rest of the photos.

Let’s look at the table below:) to have a better understanding on the charges.

Original

Reader (25%)

Reader who like FB Page (Additional 5%)

Session fee

$180

$135

$128

All Photos Return’s Add-on

$100

$75

$71

Total:

$280

$210

$199


So, what are you waiting for?

Steps to get that special offer,

1.       Quote ‘’pillowismycat’’ when you are booking your slot with Natsuki Photography

2.       Like Natsuki Photography’s FB page to enjoy additional 5% off

3.       Make a confirmation with them within a month of this blog post (8 September 2013)

So, hurry!

Join, in the fun with photo-taking:)

NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum

In my younger days, I have been rather haphazard about applying moisturizer on my face, let alone body creams. Sadly, this attitude towards skin care did not change with age. I will still jump straight to bed after bath.

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My mom, sisters and girlfriends have been preaching to me that skincare is very important as women age. If you want to look good in your 40s, better start taking good care of your skin. I did not take these advices seriously either.

Well, I guess things happen for a reason. After the birth of baby Natalie, I noticed that my skin had gotten really dry and rough. Areas around my elbows and thighs look especially dark and dull. My skin would often be itchy and tight that it hurts. Unsightly red blemishes would appear as well.

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I knew then I had to take better care of my skin and that is why I took up the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum’s 14 days challenge.

NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25

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The first application has been great. The serum is smooth on the skin and does not leave a sticky after feel. I love the sweet-scented fruity smell as well, which is especially important as I’m really sensitive to strong smells :) The difference is immediately noticeable after the first application! My skin feels soft and smooth - like it was back in my youth!

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The product has so far lived up to my expectation and I’m really looking forward to the results after 14 days! Will drop more updates in 2 weeks time:)

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are 100% my own.

I’m holding a 24HR job!

My current job does not allow me to -

1. Hold nice handbags
2.
Walk around in killer heels
3. Dress up in chic corporate dresses
4. Put on trendy make-up
5. Shop at the coolest stores in town
6. Add that latest design handbags to my respectable collection
7. Let my hair down after work and chill out the bar next door

I am not entitled to medical leave, annual leave and most importantly, no high salary!

Reason for the changes - My<3

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My current job needs me to -

1. Have excellent planning of schedules
2. Accomplish my planned tasks with swift efficiency
3. Have lots of energy
4. Have lots of patience
5. Be on the alert at all times
6. Maintain my physical health
7. Have my meals real fast
8. Live with deprivation of sleep

Not forgetting, to read up, research and boost my knowledge on caring for my child:)

I am proud to announce ''I am a Stay At Home Mom''

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