Kitchen Aid x Mother’s Day Cookout

We were invited by Kitchen Aid for this Mother’s Day cooking event at Little House of Dreams over the weekend and we had a lovely time – with me learning how to make Shepherd’s Pie using the Kitchen Aid stand mixer and the food grinder attachment and the little one having a ball of a time feasting on the cookies and also the goodies that the Kitchen Aid team specially prepared.

There were about 6 pairs who were also invited to this intimate gathering and it’s amazing how the 3 hours passed by so quickly. We each learned how to make Shepherd’s Pie with the ingredients that were specially prepared for each of us. I diced those onions and garlic as Cooking Mama while the Bub munched on her fave cookie with icing and watched me do the prep work. When it came to mincing the chicken meat, I learned how to fasten the food grinder attachment with the Kitchen Aid stand mixer and realised how quick the tool actually grinded up the meat. I used to think that this could only be used of making sausages but truth be told, we don’t eat a lot of sausages and it’s way faster to purchase them from a deli. But this meat grinder attachment is actually pretty useful for you know exactly what type of meat goes into the minced mixture. Remove the fatty bits from the chicken skin for it ain’t healthy and what you get is pure minced chicken. Really good for making burgers as well as making fine food for little ones. I can’t wait to experiment more with this device.

And I used to think that the Kitchen Aid stand mixer is only good for making cakes and sweet stuff. But of course, this simple cooking session changed my impression of that. Well, we did make Mee Hoon Kueh using the Kitchen Aid stand mixer. What I also learned is that the beater attachment can also mash potatoes! How useful is that tip?! I mean, I used to stand around the kitchen with my fork and exerted all that energy to mash the potatoes finely. Now that I know that the Kitchen Aid can do the job quickly, I’m really excited that we can have truffled mash in our occasional cook-outs soon! I wonder if it can mash steamed cauliflower too? Hmm..

We were also treated to a simple feast of pasta, pizza and chicken wings while we prepped our Shepherd’s Pie and also learned how versatile the Kitchen Aid can also be for the home. They also now have an additional Ice Cream bowl attachment which allow you to whip up ice-cream in the comfort of your own home. This is pretty useful if you want a device that can almost do everything by purchasing different attachments rather than purchasing different devices.

Please check out this simple video highlights of the Kitchen Aid event and if I do recreate the dish, I’ll be sure to share the recipe here!

Thanks Kitchen Aid Singapore for inviting us to be part of your Mother’s Day celebration. It was lovely meeting other ladies who specially brought their moms along and we are looking forward to the next Mom-and-Me cooking session. 🙂

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One awesome gift for this Mama from Kitchen Aid

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[Photo Credit: Kitchen Aid Singapore]

My eyes did a double blink when I saw this email from the folks at Kitchen Aid. They first invited us to an upcoming Mother’s Day workshop and then asked if we would be open to reviewing their items as part of the collab. I was really quite excited.. “A Kitchen Aid! WOW!!!” But of course, I’m the sort who didn’t want to count its chicks before they hatch, so I just waited to see what they would offer and lo and behold, they did offer the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer from the Artisan Series in Empire Red. The pastel colours in the range are really to die for but the red did stand out and hold its ground. Plus, it would also look just as fetching when placed next to our Nespresso coffee machine also in red. So that was the one we received!

[Photo Credit: Kitchen Aid Singapore]

When I was aggressively baking years ago, holed up in a small kitchen in our apartment in Geneva, I did lem for a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. After all, it’s THE Mixer of all mixers and this gorgeous device is often seen in many gourmet kitchens and kitchens of aspiring home-cooks. But I got scolded by the Man for even harbouring the thought of purchasing one as we moved from place to place then. It would not be pratical to lug it from one country to the next. So I just relied on my handheld mixer for many of my bakes. Till this fantastic opportunity came along!

After the initial unboxing of this gorgeous device was done (the kiddo helped too), I wondered hard and long what am I going to start baking/ cooking with this helpful kitchen device? My baking skills have somewhat become dusty along the way and the kid doesn’t quite have a sweet tooth so she might not appreciate the sweets like cupcakes and muffins that I whip up for her. I decided then to try using the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for another purpose instead.

We all have our fave dish that is reminiscent of our childhood. Something special that our moms have made that would warm our hearts along with our bellies. For me, it was always the oyster chicken with mushrooms dish and the salted vegetable duck soup – my mom’s speciality dishes. My mom was not a home-maker, she had a full-time job and in fact, juggled a few jobs when we were growing up but she did try to cook for us occasionally and now, she really does make it a point to cook for us at least once a week when we go back home on Sundays. Her meals are always simple but I really appreciate the time and effort that she put in to cook the many dishes to feed the entire family of 8 or more when the troop goes over.

For the Man, it would always be his mom’s Mee Hoon Kueh (hand torn noodles). My mom-in-law makes the mee hoon kueh from scratch, kneaded the dough mixture by hand and cooking the broth from scratch. The side dish to be accompanied with the Mee Hoon Kueh is a simple, broiled pork belly with sesame oil because growing up, they really didn’t have a lot so pork belly was considered a treat for the Man and his mom. Last but not least, the condiments such as fried shallots, pepper and ikan billis that will generously be sprinkled on this homemade and simple noodle dish.

This Mee Hoon Kueh dish is always the dish the Man would request for after a long trip away from home and this dish would also be the dish that Sophie would also request for from her grandma if she’s feeling poorly or as and when she wants her grandma to cook her a happy meal My mom-in-law would always oblige when it came to cooking for her son and granddaughter.

Years back when we were living in Geneva and because we were away from home, the Man actually recreated his mom’s Mee Hoon Kueh dish. Now that we are back home, we hardly have to make this dish from scratch but I did want to learn how to do this as my mom-in-law travels quite a fair bit now and on days when Sophie actually requests for this when she’s not around, I find myself telling her to have something else or to resort having to run out to the hawker centre to buy a bowl for her as we don’t have the ingredients stashed at home. Even though it’s the same type of noodles, the taste is not quite the same. Nothing quite beats the home-made “feels”,  if you know what I mean. Maybe it’s the way the noodles are rolled into small pieces of dough, mashed and then torn to make up little pieces of cooked and starchy goodness.

Well, it does appear that the recipe of making the Mee Hoon Kueh has been simplified and kneading the dough by hand would be a preferred method but having the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer do the job in half the time was this lazy mama’s hack in putting the meal on the table. We  started prepping our meal (together with the little one at 6.30pm) and made the hand torn noodles in under 20 minutes. The broth was prepared in advance and dinner was served at 7.10pm. To prep a meal with a kid in tow, I’d say we did well on time!

Mee Hoon Kueh (Hand torn noodles)

Ingredients:
For the noodles:
4 cups of rice flour
1 medium egg
1/2 tsp salt
250 ml of cooled water

For the topping:
Fried shallots
Fried ikan bilis

For the soup stock:
150g ikan bilis, rinsed and drained
1.5 litres water
A bunch of spinach, trimmed
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp deep-fried ikan bilis
Onion oil, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Method:
1) To make the noodles, mix the flour, egg, salt and water evenly in a mixing bowl. Using the dough mixer attachment, turn on Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer on low speed (ie: Speed 1) before gradually increasing it to a slightly higher speed. We used up to Speed 3.

2) Once the dough mixture comes together to form a ball, transfer the dough mixture into another mixing bowl.

3) Place some rice flour on your fingers and continue to knead the mixture in the bowl until it doesn’t stick to the hands.

4) Peel the dough into small balls of about 1 to 2cm. Press and flatten each ball till about 2mm thick. Set aside till ready to cook.

5) To make the soup, add the ikan bilis to 1.5 litres of water and bring it to bowl. Simmer over low heat for about 20 mins. Remove the ikan bilis and then add in spinach and egg (if desired).

6) Add the mee hoon kuey. When the noodles rise to the surface, scoop out noodles and broth in a bowl and serve.

This simple soup dish is extremely versatile and you can also add additional ingredients such as mushrooms, prawns and even minced meatballs to accompany the noodles.

Seriously, it is quite simple to make the mee hoon kueh with the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer using the dough attachment. Even my kid could do this as you can see. Well, you may ask why even bother using a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer to do something that simple? True, but if you are going to be investing in a piece of machinery only to use it for rare occasions then is this a worthy investment? The idea is that this device is supposed to help you around in the kitchen and to help put out dishes quick and fast for the family. That’s my rationale of a worthy investment.

Thanks Kitchen Aid Singapore for sending this lovely Stand Mixer to us. It really is a beautiful piece of machinery which is now a permanent fixture on our kitchen counter. Can’t wait to try out other recipes with this. So stay tuned!

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Disclaimer : We received the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with Meat Grinder attachment to test and review.  No additional monetary rewards were given.  All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using the product. Any queries on the product  should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Bringing the Spa to your home..

Truth be told, I really do love my massages and every other week, it’s the couple time that the Man and I would possibly indulge in. Putting the kiddo at my Mom’s place before heading off for a much-needed 90 minute massage. Yes, it’s a luxury but because I hardly ever exercise, those knots in my lower and upper back get so tight so the weekly massages to relieve the tension does help.

In December (yes, you read right, last year), I was treated to a home massage session from The Outcall Spa and it was seriously divine. I did not need to even step out of my home to enjoy a massage for they brought the spa right to my home.

I was very impressed with the services that they had to offer, not to mention the attention to details paid in replicating the entire spa experience in my very own home. The massage bed was set up promptly at the time of my massage. Everything you see in the picture below was prepared by my therapist (also named Joanne) who even brought along her own portable speakers loaded with all the soothing spa music that accompanied the session.

The 90-minute session was indeed very enjoyable in the comfort of my own room. The Bub was sleeping so that was an added plus! I think the services provided by The Outcall Spa are simply fantastic for moms or even young couples who often find it hard to leave home for a massage for you can book a massage at 10 or 11pm in the night after you put your kids to bed. Yes, the mom guilt is real but it’s also important to treat yourself and take some time for yourself. It is only then you will be able to give your best to your child, family and whatever you do.

Did I also mention that after your massage, you also get to enjoy a warm cup of ginger tea (just like some of the spas that offer this)! So you are totally not missing out on the full spa experience when you utilise services from The Outcall Spa.

If you are looking for a gift idea for your loved ones or friends or event a treat for yourself for 2018, I’m certain a massage or even a nail service treatment from The Outcall Spa would be greatly appreciated.

Simply quote “TOMAMAJ” to enjoy 15% off all services. This discount is also extended to the purchase of gift cards. Prices start from S$50 and the promotion code is valid till 31 Jan 2018 (only 15 more days to enjoy this).

Thanks to The Outcall Spa for ths massage and my lovely therapist Joanne for kneading those dreaded knots away.

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Disclaimer : lady J’s musings received a massage session from The Outcall Spa to review their services.  No additional monetary rewards were given.  All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using the services. 

Goodbye Konk! Hello Eco-PY!

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After 5 years, my trusty generation 1 of KONK® has finally called it a day! I realised one day when I tried changing the battery of the device and it didn’t work. When I brought it to Sulin from Our Lifestyle Shop to see if there is anything that can be done from a technical point of view, she shared that it was probably time for it to retire the product. Well, 5 years is indeed long and given that it was dispensing KONK in the air and helping to kill the mozzies, it has served us well.

Thankfully, there is now a new product that Our Lifestyle Shop has launched to replace my trusty mozzie/ insect killer device! Remember the Ecomist Odour Neutraliser (now shortened to Eco-On) that we reviewed previously? The Eco-PY help to keep insects at bay using the same Ecomist Automated Dispenser.

I had purchased the Ecomist Bundle Deal previously and proceeded to install a can of the Eco-PY into the Automated Dispenser for our living room. When we are at home, the Bub actually spends quite a fair amount of her time downstairs. It’s also the place where we get subjected to mozzie bites. I often have to put an insect repellent spray on the Bub’s arms and legs plus stick an insect repellent patch on her clothes. Even then, she’s not spared. So having the Eco-PY insect killer actually does help to put my mind to ease that she’s protected. One thing I do like about the Eco-Py insect killer is that it’s odourless. So it complimented the Odour Neutraliser that we also place in the living room.

So what is the Eco-PY capable of doing and how does it quite compare to its predecessor?

Automated Eco-PY Insect Killer Kit:
Eco-PY Insect Killer main ingredient is Pyrethrin, a natural extract from the chrysanthemum flower and it is safe to use around humans. It acts as a natural deterrent and when used, creates a protective barrier against these insects. Effective against flying and crawling insects such as mosquitoes, houseflies, fruit flies, ants and whatś more, it repels cockroaches! This is similar to the KONK Flying Insect Killer where the main ingredient also included Pyrethin.

Here’s a quick recap on how pyrethrins works?
Pyrethrins act on the nervous systems of insects; initially hyper-stimulating the nerves, then later blocking nerve synapses leading to death. Insects affected by pyrethrins, tend to fly in a crazed (yea, you read right, it’s not a typo) manner towards light; it’s called the phototropic effect.

And of course, if you have little ones and/or pets at home, you will also wonder if the Eco-PY really indeed safe for humans. The answer is Yes as the amounts of active ingredients that are dispensed into the air from the dispenser and circulated via proper ventilation are  so miniscule that they will not have any adverse effects on mammals (humans and warm blooded pets). In fact, the amount of product dispensed by an Eco-Py dispenser over the course of one day is less than a 5 second burst from a supermarket brand space spray.

Pyrethrins are the insecticide in the formulation. They have very low mammalian toxicity and break down very quickly once exposed to light so are considered very safe for humans and warm blooded pets. We say warm blooded because pyrethrins are very toxic to fish and other aquatic creatures. So please do not place the Eco-PY near your fish-tank if you do own one at home.

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FYI, this is a pretty good deal for the usual price for the Ecomist bundle would be $208 where you will get 1 Ecomist Automated Dispenser + 3 Eco-PY refills. That’s not all, stand to enjoy a complimentary order of brownies for orders between 20th to 22 November. Brownies will be delivered on 23 November so you have 3 days to enjoy this offer!

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Disclaimer : lady J’s musings received two cans of Eco-PY from Our Lifestyle Shop to test and review as the Our Lifestyle Shop Ambassador programme.  No additional monetary rewards were given.  All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using the products/services. Any queries on the product  should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Learning fun with Fiddle & Doodle

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We first chanced upon Fiddle & Doodle several months back when I was looking for educational material to enhance the Bub’s learning journey at home. I don’t think I would call myself a Tiger Mom. I don’t need her to be constantly learning for I believe that she already spends majority of the week in school. Weekends and public holidays are meant more for play. But play can also be purposeful; to instill a sense of curiosity and creativity when the child explore play.

I am guilty of not letting the Bub play more for sometimes when I’m just too tired to come up with exciting, fun ways to entertain her, I cop-out and reach out for the remote control knowing that her fave cartoons on television will definitely keep her occupied. So I guess my search on the educational and fun material for the Bub is my way of spending time with her as I help her navigate the different activities.

Ada from Fiddle & Doodle sent us their newly launched Match and Learn puzzles as well as their popular Dabber Dot Markers Starter Kit. The little one could not wait to get started immediately on her new learning toys. I was excited to receive these items from Fiddle & Doodle and I had to deliberately hide them from her for the moment she sees them, she would badger me to allow her to open her “present”.

Carved out some time over the National Day holiday for her to play with her new learning toys. First up, the Dabber Dot Markers Starter Kit comes with a box of Dabber Dot Markers as well as an activity pad with over 30 activity sheets consisting of alphabets, numbers and colouring fun.

The markers come in a set of eight bold and vibrant colours for toddlers to identify the different primary colours. Love that they are ergonomically designed for the little hands. What’s good to also know is that these markers are certified non-toxic and safe for use on little one’s hands and skin. She got some of the ink transferred on her little fingers when she was enthusiastic about

The Bub has not fully mastered the grip of holding a pencil/ crayon tightly so to interest her in writing (which will come next in her developmental milestone), these ergonomically designed markers set the stage to allow her to recognise the letter/ number as well as the association with the alphabet.

We turn the dabbing of the dots into a little game where I would dot a circle with a marker and the Bub dot another circle with the same marker or another marker of her choice. We dab the dot “gently” and it would leave a light mark or with a “loud thud” on the paper where a splatter of colour would show up on the paper. We turn the dabbing of dots into a fun game where I try my best to introduce other adjectives into her vocabulary. Most of the time, we managed to complete one activity sheet before the Bub flips the rest of the book to choose another letter. Her attention span is still very short. I wonder what other activities I can do at home to get her to stay still longer. Any advice?

Ada also sent over their latest item under Fiddle & Doodle which is the Match and Learn Self Correcting Puzzles. It was timely for the Bub showed a sudden interest in doing puzzles. To be honest, I was worried when some of our friend’s kids of her age could already do up an entire puzzle (between 24 – 48 pieces) on their own. We have a couple of puzzles that we received as gifts and that I had bulk-purchased but she wasn’t interested in sitting down to complete a puzzle on her own. One day when I came into our room and saw the Bub sitting down with the Man doing a puzzle, I was kind of surprised. The Man later told me that his little girl actually helped with putting the puzzle together and could even identify which pieces to stick together with some help from the father. I was surprised to learn this.

The Match and Learn Self Correcting Puzzles are designed to help pre-schoolers in alphabet recognition. Each set of puzzle card features an uppercase alphabet, a pic of an object that begins with the alphabet and the lowercase of the alphabet. The set also comes with six sets of blank jigsaw cards and over 45 stickers for Bub to personalise her alphabet learning journey. I’m keeping the stickers away from her for now as I prefer to focus one thing at a time if I can help it.

As to how we put the puzzle cards together? I basically poured out the contents of the puzzles from the box, jumbled them up and picked up a picture card first to show the Bub. Once she identified the object, I will tell her what letter the object is spelt with and we will attempt to find the letter.

The Bub is able to recognise majority of the letters in the alphabet but it is quite challenging for her to rummage through the puzzles to look for the particular alphabet so I do help her along.

Thanks Fiddle & Doodle for sending these items to us. As a Mom who is often on the look-out for toys that incorporate education and play, these items are just the right tools to do that. Grateful that the Bub actually spent 40 minutes playing with the dabber dots on the activity sheets as well as some of the puzzles and that to me is quality time well-spent.

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Note : We received the above-mentioned products from Fiddle and Doodle for a review on this blog. No additional monetary rewards were given.  All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using this product. Any queries on the product  should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Fresher skin awaits

I first met the youthful-looking Charlene (aka Ms Clak) virtually via Instagram and bumped into her at a couple of events. One thing that really struck me and left a deep impression on me when I scroll her IG feed as well as meeting her face-to-face is her glowing skin. Like seriously, this mom of 2 has really awesome skin that is dewy and glowy. I was super envious! It never really dawned upon to me to ask her beauty secrets, well, it could be her diet, the products she use or maybe she’s just born with really good skin.

I later discovered that it’s a combination of all the factors above and also the regular use of Co2 masks plus skincare from eFresh Singapore that gave her skin this awesome glow. How is it possible that just by using a leave-on gel mask, the effects are that immediate and lasting? But I was willing to try anything to give my skin a much-needed boost. Hey, am inching closer to the big FOUR-ZERO and I am willing to do whatever it takes to shave off a couple of years off my actual age physically. Time is often what I don’t have on hand. I used to be able to indulge in monthly facials and trust me, it does wonders for the skin. My pores are smaller and my skin appearance would look much better after the treatments. But I don’t have the luxury of lying down for a few hours on a monthly basis and apart from my usual daily skincare routine, I was simply too lazy to go the extra mile. The only thing I would possibly try to do if I’m free in the night is to place on a gel mask from Sulwasoo as an added facial boost to my tired skin.

I shared all the above concerns with Charlene and she very kindly offered to send me a box of one of her best-selling products – the Stem Cell Co2 masks to try out. I have to add that there is more work involved in the actual usage of the mask rather than those you can find off-the-shelf which are a lot more convenient for ladies starved of time. But I figured, I needed to try and carve out the time to do this for my skin and I would be able to multi-task after applying the mask so honestly, no big deal.

I had a quick look on the different types of Co2 masks on the eFresh Singapore site and here’s my pick of what I got eventually and the reasons why:

[Premium] Stem Cell Co2 Mask- 5 pieces per box (S$120):

  • The Apple Stem Cell ingredient found in the mask will help accelerate skin cell renewal and reveals newer, more youthful skin.
  • Reduces fine lines; wrinkles with instant effect, improves skin texture.
  • Boosts up collage, restores skin elasticity.
  • Controls the activation of melanin, results in whitening & acne spots diminishing.
  • Acts as a high anti-oxidant, retains skin moisture.
  • Strengthens oxygen circulation of skin cell, improves skin tone.
  • Improves drainage effect, results in skin firmness as well as shapes up face contours.

Though it’s a lot more expensive than the rest of the other types found within the same range ($24 per pack), but I really did see and feel the effects after one usage. As I had a series of events to attend the same weekend, I decided to be a lot more hardworking and apply a mask 3 times in a span of 4 days. Result? My skin looked tighter, pores looked smaller too; and even though I was physically really tired, my skin did not look dull. Instead, it looked hydrated, with a slight glow and that to me is result that the stem cell Co2 mask is indeed working its magic on my skin.

Aqua Co2 Mask- 5 pieces per box (S$80):

  • Attracts and binds water molecules, provides intensive level of hydration to skin.
  • Helps to speed up water permeation to the skin and results in long lasting moisturizing effect up to 24 hours.
  • Ultimately solving the problem of bottom layer of cell and hence achieves the function of skin brightening, revitalizing and restoring.

Used my coupon code to get another box of these masks to alternate between the Stem Cell masks. I have yet to use the mask from this range yet but if you wish to try out the masks but not willing to splurge on the premium range, this might be the range you wish to consider.

Ta-dah, moi with my Stem Cell Co2 mask and waiting it out for 30 to 45 mins. Hope I didn’t scare you! I have to add that the gel in one pack of the mask is actually quite generous. So spread it thick on your face, I use it both on my face and neck. Hey, a woman’s gotta protect your neck too! Very important as those age lines on the neck are irreversible and they tell of a woman’s age.

I’ve done up an amateur instructional video of how to use the mask so please do check it out and follow the steps if you would like to find out more.

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Quote “joanne10” and enjoy 10% off your purchase at eFresh Singapore.

Offer valid till 31 August 2017 only so don’t miss out on this deal to try out these amazing masks! I stocked up on two boxes because now that the best kept secret is out on how glowy skin can be achieved, these masks are literally flying off the shelves!

Note : We received a box of Stem Cell Co2 Masks from eFresh Singapore for a review on our Instagram account. No additional monetary rewards were given.  I was not obligated to review this on my blog but I enjoyed using the masks so much and ended up purchasing more on my own accord, so I wanted to do an in-depth review of this. All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using this product. Any queries on the product  should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Looking for a gift to delight new moms or parents?

An ex-colleague welcomed a baby boy into their little family and “boy was I happy for her! So the BF@W and I scratched our heads wondering what we should get her little bundle of joy. There are no lack of brands that have sprung up over the last couple of years but one of the baby gifts that I really like gifting to new moms and parents is the baby gift hamper from My Baby Gift.

So they were pretty much my first port-of-call when deciding what to gift new parents. Love the whole personalisation of the baby’s name on blankets, bibs, towels and to this very day, Sophie is still using her personalised blanket for school (we have 2!) and her hooded towel for the home.

We are talking about nearly 3 years of daily use of her blankets (given that she goes to school from Mondays to Fridays) and despite the blankets being subjected to daily use by an active toddler who doesn’t quite care about keeping her stuff properly, her name blankets are still in a rather good condition (no loose threads coming out of the embroidery). I think that really is a true testament of a quality product. The day will come when these blankets will eventually have to go and I will be sad to see that day come. 😦

I came to realise as well while drafting this post that My Baby Gift recently started to expand their product offering to selling single products (not just hampers) to their customers. This demand was a result from their customers’ feedback on wanting a single product as a keepsake for their child or as a gift to another child. Makes sense especially if you are as sentimental as I am. They now offer the option of purchasing a single customised product in their “Gifts and educational toys” section where they offer gifts to children of up to 7 years. Best part? It’s fuss-free ordering (don’t have to specially head to the shops), beautifully wrapped and delivered to your home or the recipient’s home.

As you can see, personalised baby gifts really do have a special place in a new parent’s heart.  So if you are thinking about gifting a new mom or a new parent a unique gift for their little bundle of joy, I would really recommend getting a baby gift hamper from My Baby Gift.

special deal for my readers

This is not a sponsored review but the team at My Baby Gift has very kindly extended a 10% off all personalised baby hampers above $150 on www.mybabygift.com.sg for my readers with the coupon code LADYJ10 (valid until 31 December 2017).

Edit as at 19 July:  Came home to a lovely surprise from My Baby Gift for the Bub! I’ve been wanting to replace the Bub’s blanket for like I said, it’s been used and abused over the past few years. That said, the embroidery is still very hardy and we throw these blankets into the washing machine (not washed by hand).  Thank you Liron for the thoughtful gift in replacing the blanket for Sophie. Super love the stars blanket (have a major weakness for all things stars) and I’ve noticed that the embroidery has also been updated. It’s slightly larger compared to the older one and a lot more vibrant in pink.

Note:
This post is in response to the kind offer of 10% discount by mybabygift.com for my readers. All opinions are my own. Just sharing the good stuff!