Monday, October 29, 2007

Time for a holiday!

I am tired! I need a break from my daily busy routine. With the long holiday season coming up, I think it’s time for a vacation. My gal has been skiing around the house with her slippery socks. It will be a good idea to bring her on a ski vacation and let her experience snow for the first time. She can also learn to ski on real snow instead of on my wood floor!! I found some great Expedia deals on for a ski vacation.

Before hitting the slopes, I will need to get some ski clothes. I am sure that I will be able to score some great deals with my Target coupons from What about you? Do you need a vacation too? Don't forget to check for great online coupons before booking your vacation.

Diaperless at night - Day 1

If you have read my previous post on potty training, you will know that I was too lazy to potty train my gal but I had to do it to enroll her in school. hehe... And that was for daytime. As for nighttime, I wasn't even thinking about it. I was hoping maybe a year later because I am too lazy to wake up to bring her to the potty in the middle of the night.

But lately Lil' C's been very reluctant to wear diapers at night. She keeps complaining that it is very scratchy!! Actually I can't blame her. Underwears are definitely more comfortable than diapers. Anyway, last night, she refused to wear diapers. So I decided to give it a try. She slept late at 11 pm last night. Took her to the potty before bed. Then no more potty for the rest of the night.

And yippee!!! she was dry in the morning. We had to rush to the bathroom when she woke up but at least she didn't wet her bed. A successful 1st day! Let's see what happens tonight. Hopefully it will be a dry night too. :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Fall Colors

I love autumn colors!! Brings a smile to my face. :)

Friday, October 19, 2007

First wind storm of the season!

Nowadays I don't watch much TV so I don't really know what's the most updated news till much later. Anyway, this afternoon, I was sitting in my front of my PC when I noticed the wind was very strong outside. The trees were all bent over and lots of leaves were flying all over the place. But I didn't really bother about it 'cos I thought it was just an extra windy day.

Then later when I turned on the TV for Lil' C to watch & I saw all the evening school closing and event cancellation, only I realised it was a wind storm. At some places, the wind even reached up to 60 mph ( almost 100 kph!). Lots of trees got knocked down and > 100,000 homes are without power right now. Yikes!

The wind has died down for now. Tomorrow is supposed to be another windy day. Hopefully not like today!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Co-op Preschool

As I mentioned in my previous post, Lil' C is attending another preschool besides her Chinese preschool. One of the reason why I wanted to put her in this school is more for the socialization factor. Initially my plan was to homeschool her but I feel that she has come to the point where she needs interaction with others. Since we just moved here, we don't know many people. With no family around & DH at work, it's just me & her most of the time. There's a lot of homeschool support group here but it's more for older kids. That's why I decided to enroll her in this preschool just for her to interact with other kids. I still do a little homeschooling with her because the school is only for 2 days a week, 2 hours each.

This new school is called a cooperative (co-op) preschool. It's different from a normal preschool because I actually have to attend with her. I like that 'cos I get to observe how she plays with others & how she deals with situations. Then every 2 weeks, I also attend a parenting class in her school while she plays.

To me, this place is more like a playschool rather than a preschool. There's no teaching involved. What they have is all these activities for the kids to explore & learn. Some of the activities include:

There's a few more activities that I didn't include. After 1 1/4 hr of free play on the activities, there'll be some circle time for group activities like singing, fingerplay, parachute time, and some outdoor activities.

So far, she's loving the school & even made some new friends. :) As for me, I'm also having fun 'cos I get to talk to other moms & the teachers & learn from them. :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Saving money with

Before I had a child, I loved to go to the malls and shop till I drop. But after having a child, that luxury doesn’t exist anymore. Shopping is no longer fun anymore especially when you have a toddler who seems to think that she needs to buy everything she sees! So nowadays, I prefer to shop online. Of course, when I shop online, I also take advantage of online coupons to save some money. After all, who doesn’t love to save money, right? is a great place to find online coupons. I love the fact that their coupons are organized alphabetically by merchants thus making it easy to look for the coupons. It is also updated daily with new online coupons. For my Christmas shopping this year, I will be doing most of my shopping at Old Navy and Best Buy, so I will definitely be using the Old Navy coupons and BestBuy Coupons.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Saving Money with

When I was still working, I was not too concern about saving money but now that I am a stay at home mom, any money saving method is greatly appreciated. That’s why I was very happy to find out about There are so many great deals available. My favorite is definitely the deals on jewelry and beauty products. I think I will forward this website to my husband! Do you think he will get the hint that I want some jewelry for Christmas this year? LOL!
My daughter has also started making her Christmas list and it is getting longer by the day. I will definitely need all the discounts that I can get! What about you? Do you have a long Christmas list to purchase too? Don’t forget to check for online coupon at before buying your Christmas gifts!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

First Day of School

Lil' C says "thank you, Aunty Jazzmint! I give u big kiss, ok? *muaks* !! :) I love this page very much! "

THANK YOU SO MUCH to this scrapbook sifu for making this beautiful scrap page for Lil' C. This sifu is so talented & very fast too!! She got this done in just a few hours after I send her the photo. I think if I were to do it myself, it might be a few years down the road. I'm still stuck on Lil' C's 2 day old scrap page!!! :P

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I need more storage!

Even though it’s been more than 6 months since I moved into my new house, I still have not finished unpacking yet. My garage is a mess right now. I really need to get some storage bins from They have some really nice storage bins and cabinets available. Hopefully once I get everything stored away, I can finally park both cars into my 2-car garage.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chuga Chuga Choo Choo......

Train ride, anyone?? It even comes with a driver! Don't you love it when your child gets all creative & comes up with the most fun toys?? Of course, she tries to squeeze herself in too! :P