Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sasi's Vintage Toys Birthday Party!

Remember when I told you that coincidentally I always landed on an attractive looking customers? Either toddlers or adults? Here's another fine example. It's a long due post, but I am glad to design the party and so much pleased with the results. Look at that. Sasi is a one good looking little girl, don't you think? Pira, her mom, asked for a theme of a vintage doll, the illustration must resemble Sasi. That wouldn't be a hard work since Sasi already look so dolly-like and so much adorable! 

Since we don't want to go full throttle on a girly doll theme (Sasi enjoys lots of outdoor-sy fun instead of having a tea party with her dolls), we decided to do a vintage toys theme, everything from bikes, rocking horses, and of course, a doll!  

Being the crafty mom, Pira did a really great job, just look at her go! I am mostly fond of the goodie bag she screen-printed herself using my printable! Ain't that cute? The guests will have something cute to tote about. 

And here's the goodie bag's fillings. Lots of happy things. Sasi is particularly gets excited blowing bubbles in her free time, so why not a free bubble for everyone? 

Enjoy more party pictures!!

Thank you Sasi and Pira for having me! Hope you had a blast to remember! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Oh My Devita Baby Giveaway!!

all images are taken from Ohmydevitababy.com and courtesy of  Oh My Devita Baby. 

I'm very excited to announce this giveaway, since today, I'll be giving a full range, one FULL RANGE of a newly launched baby skin care product line : Oh My Devita Baby!! Yes, one really lucky winner will bring down all of the products pictured above, including diaper bums' favorite, the Butter Check Baby Balm. Here let me break down what you will win : 

Bubbly Babies Shampoo & Body Wash, $9.95: A 2-in-1 moisturizing body wash and shampoo that is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and fragrance free with a gentle, tear-free formulation. The wash features an organic aloe vera base with supportive vitamins and natural nourishers, available in both fragrance-free and calming calendula-scented varieties.

Powder Puff Baby Powder, $9.95: This talc-free baby powder is enhanced with probiotics and made with GMO-free organic cornstarch and zinc oxide to absorb moisture and protect babies’ sensitive skin. It has a silky smooth texture that gives a natural, stay fresh feel all day long.

Butter Cheeks Baby Balm, $11.95: A balm that helps to protect and soothe baby’s bums and sensitive areas of the skin by creating a barrier with a vegan probiotic blend. The balm is packaged in a roll-up, easy glide applicator to help relieve skin irritations quickly and effectively.

Flutterby Baby Brulee Lotion, $11.95: Organic aloe vera and shea butter pair up to make the perfect daily, all over lotion to naturally relieve dry skin. This fragrance-free, non-greasy lotion is perfect for baby back rubs.

YES OH YES, you'll win these all!!! 

Oh My Devita Baby has just launched, yesterday on selected Target stores. If you want to do some online shopping, you can visit their site, OhMyDevitaBaby or go to drugstore.com. DeVita Natural Skin Care is the fastest growing all-natural, 100% paraben free, PETA Certified, vegan cosmeceutical skin care line in the country. Cherylanne DeVita, Ph.D., the president and CEO of DeVita Natural Skin Care, started the company in 2000 out of her desire for affordable, natural and effective skin care products that she could use on her own sensitive skin. Today, DeVita Natural Skin Care has over 100 different DeVita Natural Skin Care products, absolute minerals™, a complete line of revolutionary aloe-infused mineral make-up and DeVita Rx, a professional line of skin care products sold exclusively through licensed professionals. DeVita Natural Skin Care and Color Cosmetics are available online and in natural foods stores throughout the United States, Canada and in over 10 different countries. And of course a cute illustration on a well designed packaging won't hurt us either. 

I know you've been itching and scrolling down to this point and internally screaming, "So, where's the giveaway??" Here it is ladies, all you have to do is do some simple task guided by our trusty ol' rafflecopter and you're in the game. Sit back, relax, and cross your fingers! 

*** due to international shipping regulations for liquid goods and other distribution limitation, I'm sorry, today's giveaway is only open for US readers only ***  

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Story of Heather.

"With hope, the odds doesn't matter" 
Heather, now, with 8 years old Lily.

.. and if you were wondering, the story is a courageous inspiring one. Cancer is a dreadful thing. I already lost two of my best friends of it, and they were no more than 25 years old at that time. So that's one problem. Most doctors would shy away at the prospect of cancer because you're so young, you're active, your family doesn't have a history, you don't smoke, you are not exposed to hazardous materials, to put it simply, your chances are small.

Heather was diagnosed when she was only 36 years old and just giving birth to a lovely baby girl. She was diagnosed with a mesothelioma cancer. It is such a mouthful but I try to make it easy for you. Mesothelioma is a cancer that occurs in mesothelium, which is a thin membrane that holds up all your internal organs. It is caused by abestos exposure. What is abestos again? It's a fiber like minerals, mined, mostly used commercially in building construction industry, for roofing, insulation, piping, tiling, and so on. It's even found on (some) automotive's brakes, paints, adhesive materials, plastics, garden product, and even crayons. *gasp. 

Heather got in contact by a secondhand exposure, her dad, often came home in his work clothes, covered in white dust. And as a little girl, unbeknownst to her, she often played with her dad's attire. Upon diagnosed, she was given only 15 months to live. And here she is now, 8 years and counting after winning her battle. 

Take a time to look at her 3 minutes video, or maybe read her courageous blog, or visit The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog or Mesothelioma Lawyer Centre for more info about the cancer. When I lost my baby Glenn last 2011, I got many many many surviving comrades online, parents who has lost their little angels, and I continuously exchanging emails with some of them, catching up and holding on to each other for support. I can only assure you never underestimate the power of a total stranger's love and compassion. We are extremely lucky to be in this digital limitless era, so make the most of it! Let's build hope, reach out, and raise awareness.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New Year, New Resolutions.

Soooo, Happy New Year, everyone!

For me, resolutions making is a huge new year must, not only it keeps my hopes and spirit high up in the cloud, but also the beauty of not sticking to most some of the resolutions remind me of how flaw of a human I am. (Anyway "the unresolved" usually sit on the same bench with "regrets" and "only-ifs"). Personally, resolutions, whether you stick to it or not, is such a marvelous, new year tradition, don't you think?

I had fun with confettis! Glitter stars are essentials! 

I don't know about you but this year, one of my list includes MAKE A babalisme's PAPER DOLL APP!! Yes, yes, yes!! You have read it right! I have been giving lots and lots of free printables here on my babalisme blog for the past 5 years, and one of the most coveted by readers is the paper dolls printable! I was so extremely thrilled to make personalized paper dolls, of boys, and girls, and families, I have lots of paper dolls orders last year! But it really made me sad to turn down an order because I can't fulfill them all at once. I came to a (crazy) solution last year, why not make an app out of it, that you can personalize yourself, and also print it on your own! Even share your creation on social media! I once conducted a small survey on how much you guys would be willing to donate for my free paper doll printables, and mostly answered US$2 for a set of paper doll. Just imagine, for maybe US$0.99 or even free you can get unlimited set of paper dolls!

And here's where I need your help so together we can make the app happens, please tell me more about your ideal children's app, I want this app to be fully consumer driven, please fill in this survey to let me know about your thoughts. I can't offer much, but for every one of you who completed the survey, your name would be put on the app's free download list ;). You gotta be the first testers! So here goes, my first online survey, please please please share me your thoughts! Let's make one of my resolution  came true!

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