Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Little twinkles photography

I have been hearing a lot lately about little twinkles photography and im loving what I see. Her photographs are mesmerizing to say the least.She captures true moments between children and families. The great thing about her is that she comes to your house and takes photos using natural light. The photographs are vary natural and note posy which I love the most. Here is something I got from her website about the photographer.

The photographer:

I am not your ordinary photographer.. I love to capture the fun, the innocence and the pure joy of childhood.. if you are looking for a traditional portrait then I am not the photographer for you.. I capture life not just faces on paper.. I save records of childhood and to me everything is significant.. I try to develop myself in every way possible and to me everyday brings along a new lesson!

I'm a mother and a wife, self-taught photographer, a believer, a bookworm, sensitive, shy, faithful, and trusting, over-protective, self-conscious, vegetarian, Starbucks Junkie, dreamy, romantic, forgiving, thoughtful, forgetful and much more:)
Im definitely going to book a sessions with her. I will keep you updated ☺


Monday, 28 December 2009

Bonpoint - Kuwait

Whenever I travel I always make sure that my first shopping destination is Bonpoint. Bonpoint is a baby and children’s boutique. Its such a cute shop. The interior is so warm and cozy, it always smells so good and their collection is to die for! So you could imagine my surprise when I was shopping around in Salhiya and I passed Bonpoint !! I couldn’t belive it. Finally someone had the sense to bring this adorable store to Kuwait. I walked in and had a look around. I asked the sales lady how long they’ve been open and she said 2 months. I was surprised that they haven’t advertised the opening of them store. What I love most in Bonpoint is their gift collection. They have adorable onesies, socks and newborn sets that are so heavenly. Here are a few images I took of the store in Kuwait.

Bonpoint is located in AlSalhiya Complex, Second floor, next to Baby Dior

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Lunchbox notes

When I was a kid my mom used to put little notes in my lunchbox everyday. I got so excited opening my lunchbox to see what was inside. She would put a joke, a riddle that I had to answer or an activity that we would do when I got home, such as going to the cinema at 5 or get ready to shop till you drop! I remember how good it made me feel so I decided that when my kids are old enough to read I’m going to do the same thing. I found these cute little lunchbox notes that you can download and print. Make your kids day with a lunchbox note, trust me they will love it! ☺

Download FreshPickedWhimsy lunch box notes.

Download Twig&Thistle lunch box notes.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Paper design

I think I might have spoken to soon. I read this on confasions blog. It seems that we do have a local stationary brand in Kuwait called Paper-Design.

Graduating with a degree in Graphic Design Fudha Al- Ateeqi is the face behind the brand. She started her career designing corporate identities and wedding invitations as a freelancer but always had a dream and soon her dream became her reality.
Paper-Design is also an online store where you can find adorable gift tags, cards and notebooks in addition to that she can create a customized invitation or greeting card for any occasion. I love collecting notebooks so one of my favorites is the perfect notebook.

The outside has pockets for your favorite pen and papers, I always seems to loose my pens! while the inside has a pocket to hold your notebook, and additional pockets to hold money, credit cards and just about anything else you need to carry. The elastic band will keep everything in its place but unfortunately its sold out.

It’s a breath of fresh air knowing that we have all these talents in Kuwait and I hope we see more of them.

The wonders of paper

You have probably heard me say this before, im a huge stationary addict! I collect anything and everything to do with stationary. Unfortunately here in Kuwait we don’t have any specialized stores so I have to get my fix through the web. There are hundreds of amazing designers out there but I thought I would shed the light on one of my new finds.
Minted is a new online store offering fresh, modern custom stationery and invitations. You can find a card for any occasion here. What I love most about this site is that it carries more than one brand. They are always on the look out for great independent brands and the latest-up-and-coming talent so the designs and ideas behind them are always fresh and exciting. One of my favorite cards are the birth announcements, it’s a shame though in Kuwait no such thing is given out, probably what’s holding them back is the thought of people giving them the evil eye, don’t you agree? Anyways lets not go off topic here. Check out there website and enjoy.

Monday, 21 December 2009

What a colorful world!

Im not one to cook lunch/dinner everyday. I hate my kitchen so I rarely go in and get creative but I love baking; I love the creativity in it. Mixing up ingredients, the art of measuring, there is such a thrill to it that I seek some times. And today was one of those days. I went on google and started searching fun recipes that me and the kids could do together and oooh what a surprise I have for you! I jumped with excitement when I found this recipe, its so much fun and so beautiful that I don’t know if I would want to eat it. Im sure my kids would love to dive into this…

Looks like a regular cake, right ?


im in love with how colorful it is

The colors used above are not your typical food coloring, they are called gel food coloring, are these available in Kuwait ?

Get the recipie here

Friday, 18 December 2009

In love !

Thank god for something called the internet! I was disconnected last night for a mere hour and thought I was going to go crazy ! I see that as a really bad sign but a girl has to have her daily fix of gossip, blogging and surfing the net . Without the internet there wouldn’t be something called e-shopping which I love !! so today im going to shed the light on one of my favorite destinations to shop for the little ones.’ CREWCUTS.

Crewcuts is the kids line for J-Crew. Their clothing line is adorable. I cant get enough of their collection. Even though their prices aren’t that great, you are paying for the quality. Check them out, they are definitely the place for cool kids ;)

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Woman buys baby !

I cant believe this happened in Kuwait. A 25 year old Kuwaiti woman was arrested for buying a baby for KD 1500!!!

Link http://www.alwatan.com.kw/Default.aspx?tabid=227&article_id=561235

image from brandiginnphotography.com

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Free city kids

We have all noticed the crazy trend that has been going on with Free City sweat pants. Gone are the days where we wear sweat pants to the gym or when lounging in our living room. People have started to wear them to the mall !! come on people !!

I admit im a huge fan and i love the fact that there is Free City kids. I just got and email from pinkmoon a local online boutique that Free City kids is coming soon. I cant wait to get my hands on a few of them for my own little ones :)

Check out the pictures, how cute are they !!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Suri’s high heel controversy

There has been a lot of controversy going on about suri wearing high heels. Some critics complained that the footwear could be detrimental to her physical development. "A common side effect of adults wearing heels too often is the tightening or shortening of the Achilles tendon," New York podiatrist Dr. Oliver Zong told Fox News.
Katie Holmes finally spoke up about it saying "Like every little girl, she loves my high heels," she tells Access Hollywood. "They are actually ballroom dancing shoes for kids," she tells Access. "I found them for her and she loves them."
Suri also "loves dancing and singing and she's just a joy," Holmes told Extra. "She loves it all."

Personally I don’t see anything wrong with it. I used to love to run a round in my moms heels.
It seems that heels for kids are the in thing now. I found these adorable first baby heels on a local online store called judeelala. They are so cute!

Monday, 7 December 2009

First photos of baby Lou

Seal unveils first photos of their daughter Lou born on October 9. This is my favorite picture out of the four shown on seals web site. I love the effect black and white pictures give. It always portrays real emotions. After seeing this family portrait I’ve been inspired to take more pictures of my babies specially black and white ones ☺

Sunday, 6 December 2009

White as snow

I’m the kind of person that loves color. When it comes to the interior of our home color is the main focus. We have neutral colored walls but there is always another color the pops. But when I came across this nursery I fell in love!! How chic is this nursery? I’m not a huge fan of white on white rooms but this works and it works perfectly. I just wonder how hard it will be to maintain this room with a toddler running around.

These beautiful nurseries come from a London based company called Chic Shack. Chic Shack offers innovative and exciting collections of Painted Furniture and accessories for the home, inspired by French and Swedish 18th century designs, with the idea that classic, beautiful pieces of furniture never date and can be harmoniously and smartly mixed with new simple lines of furniture,

These are a few of my favorite things…

Etsy is one of my favorite sites to browse through, I actually think im addicted to it! I often find my self 2 hours later with a shopping cart filled with items I adore adrenalin rushing through me as I click the purchase button… is that weird ? Well here are a few of my favorite shops. I thought I could do a weekly roundup of my Etsy finds to share with all the mommies out there… enjoy ;)

1. culpeper general: Stamp your tummy with a due for delivery date! This will answer questions about when that baby is coming out and with pink or blue ink, the question of sex too.

dress me up: The design of the Organic Teething Bonbon is simple and effective. Baby chews on the frozen knots to help sooth their tender gums. The wool centre keeps Baby's hands warm and dry. And the limited frozen area means no drippy mess.

3. Orange girl press: I think she just started as she only has this one kind of poster in multiple colors, it is a play on the Vintage Stay Calm poster which I think is just adorable.

4. Pretty Baby Bowtique: Your little princess will make a statement in this headband. The headband is perfect for her first photo shoot.

Good morning

With all the craziness that happens through out the day, this is my favorite time. Sipping on my cup of chai 7aleeb, with the windows open. Kids are off to school, baby sleeping in his crib …pure bliss!


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